National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) will be recruiting 162 Asst Managers and Managers in total this year. Candidates who have applied for NABARD Recruitment 2021 will be going through the selection process before getting appointed. NABARD selection process consists of Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam and Interview Process.
Are you wondering how to crack NABARD Prelims Examination? If your answer is yes, then go through our preparation tips and crack NABARD Prelims Examination in the first attempt.
NABARD Exam Pattern (Prelims) | Grade A, B Officer
The preliminary exam is a common online test for both Grade A & B posts, that was held on November 16 and 17, 2021. You can go through the written exam pattern and prepare accordingly for the upcoming exams.
NABARD Prelims Part I
To know about the sections and number of marks for each section check the list below.
- Test of Reasoning – 40 marks
- English Language – 40 marks
- Computer Knowledge – 20 marks
- General Awareness – 20 marks
- Quantitative Aptitude – 30 marks
NABARD Prelims Part II
To know about the sections and number of marks for each section covered in Part II check the list below.
- Economic & Social issues – 25 marks
- Agriculture & Rural Development – 25 marks
The total marks allotted for NABARD Prelims or Phase I of the exam is 200 marks and you must answer all questions within 2 hours (120 minutes).
Tips to Crack NABARD Prelims (Section-Wise)
To get an overall good score in NABARD exams, you need to pool in their efforts for each section. Try to cover and master the topics you know and introduce new techniques which help in saving time.
The section-wise tips and tricks on how to prepare and crack NABARD Grade A, B Prelims Examination in the first attempt is listed below.
Paper I: NABARD Prelims for Grade A, B Officer
There will be 5 sections with the variable number of questions and the total marks will be 150. The preparation tips for each section are as follows.
1. Preparation Tips for English
For English Language Section in NABARD Prelims Examination, you need to start practising and solving questions/ problems based on Précis Writing, Reading Comprehensions, English Grammar, Vocabulary and Sentence Correction.
Improve your reading speed and try to solve as many questions as you can before the examination day. If you are alternately preparing for other bank exams, consider your major portion covered.
2. Preparation Tips for General Awareness
For NABARD Examination, the major portion is covered by Current as well as Static Topics based on National and International News, Banking and Banking Terminologies. For Current Affairs, try to cover as much as you can from the past 3-6 months.
3. Preparation Tips for Computer Awareness
You don’t need much practice to do well in this section. Knowledge of basic terms and elementary understanding of how a computer system works will be good enough.
Some of the other essential topics are Computer Hardware, Software, Printers, Operating Systems and Networking. Try to cover only the basics and do not waste time digging deep into these topics.
4. Preparation Tips for Quantitative Aptitude
You might need to up your preparation stance in this section. The questions asked from this section will be from Profit and Loss, Average, Simple and Compound Interest, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Pipe and Cistern, Number System, Missing Number in the Series, etc.
To save time and optimally solve maximum number of questions, try shortcut techniques and memorize tables, squares, cubes, common fractions to decimals and common square roots and cube roots.
5. Preparation Tips for Reasoning Aptitude
The questions will be from Letter Series, Coding-Decoding, Sitting Arrangement, Puzzles, Input-Output, etc. Practice is the key to success in reasoning questions. But apart from practice, you also need to build a proper strategy for applying multiple approaches to questions.
Reasoning questions can be tricky so you need to stay vigilant throughout. Always inspect the type of options asked in the question.
Paper II: NABARD Prelims for Grade A, B Officer
The second paper in the prelims written examination is more focused on economic, social and agricultural issues. This section requires a very specific set of knowledge and approach. The syllabus is quite massive but elementary knowledge can help boost the overall score significantly.
1. Preparation Tips for Economic and Social Issues
This section will test your knowledge and skill in the field of economic and social development. Some of the essential topics will be Globalization, Economic Reforms, Poverty Alleviation, Population Trends, Population Policy, Industry and Labour Policy, Rural Development etc. You can cover all the basics and we think it will be good enough for getting a decent score in this section.
2. Preparation Tips for Agriculture and Rural Development
This section will definitely be a tough nut to crack. Still, like always, you need to cover the basics first. Begin by understanding the basic terminologies used in the world of agriculture and try to relate to each of them.
As far as we can expect, the questions will be more directed towards a particular topic, rather than a detailed descriptive one.
3. Preparation Tips for Economics and Finance
This section will be attempted only by those candidates who have applied for the post of Manager (Grade B). Questions in this section will be based on Development Economics, Statistics, Finance and Management. The syllabus is given in this paper and again the questions are expected to be of elementary nature direct questions. You need to follow an analytical approach for solving a few questions from this section.
We hope these preparation tips help you crack the NABARD Prelims Examination easily. For any queries or doubts, please comment in the section below.
FAQs Related to NABARD Prelims for Grade A & B
|Q. Is NABARD Prelims difficult to crack?|
A. The NABARD Prelims will be from moderate to difficult level. If you follow the proper strategy as mentioned in this article you will be able to crack the exam easily.
|Q. What is the duration of NABARD Prelims exam?|
A. The duration of NABARD Prelims exam is 120 minutes.
|Q. How many sections are there in NABARD Prelims?|
A. There are 7 sections in NABARD Prelims exam. Check this article to know more about section-wise marks.
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