How to prepare for NABARD 2017 – ‘Grade A’ & ‘Grade B’ officers

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How to prepare for NABARD 2017 – ‘Grade A’ & ‘Grade B’ officers

How to prepare for NABARD 2017 – ‘Grade A’ & ‘Grade B’ officers


Dear Aspirants,

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has already announced the Recruitment for  Grade A (Assistant Manager) and Grade B (Manager) officers. In our previous post we have discussed the Various details of the Examinations. Students can further click the link to know about the Vacancies, Notifications, Important dates of the Exams etc.

NABARD Recruitment for “Grade A” officers

NABARD Recruitment for “Grade B” officers

Since this is the opportunity for students to excel a prestigious government Job, hence the post is dedicated to provide you the preparation Strategies for the respective Exam. Sincere students have already started the preparation and based on the experience of selected students from Best coaching in Delhi/Ncr we have compiled various points to ponder before appearing in the exam.The Preliminary Examination of NABARD is in the month of August and the article provides you the areas to focus on for successive preparation.

No Doubt, nothing is earned without hard work. It is the minimum eligibility for excelling any competitive examination in the world. But, Hard Work in right direction is equally important. For this we need a Smart Study Plan with discussion of relevant topics which is comprised in this post.

Important Strategies for Preparation of NABARD “Grade A” and “Grade B”

#Strategy 1 –  Exam Pattern of NABARD

The are three stages of the NABARD Exam, the stages are given below in tabular form-


The Exam pattern and syllabus of respective subjects is almost same for both ‘Grade A’ and ‘Grade B’ recruitment. Given below is the exam pattern

Exam Pattern for Prelims of “Grade A” and “Grade B”


Also there is provision of Negative marking in the exam.

.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.


Exam Pattern for Mains of “Grade A” and “Grade B”

Those candidates who will qualify the Prelims examination will be called for the Mains Examinations. The dates of mains Examination are yet to be announced. In the Mains examination the respective branches will be focused .the pattern of mains examination is given below-  

In this phase also there will be negative marking of .25 marks which will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Exam pattern for Interview of Grade A and Grade B

The candidates who will qualify both the stages will be called for the interview . The Interview comprises of 25 marks. The ratio of Seats and interview aspirants will be announced later.

The strategies for interview will be discussed later , for now students need to focus Prelims and Mains first . Aspirants are requested to keep logging the post for further updates.


# Strategy 2 – How to Conquer English Concepts

English is one of the nightmare subjects for students appearing in competitive exams. Though it is difficult to attempt but can be proved scoring if attempted with right strategies.

1. Cloze test

One should practice cloze test daily as this is the most scoring part of English section. For better score in cloze test, thoroughly brush up the Vocabulary and Grammatical concepts.

2. Reading Comprehension

RC passages also require daily practice. Comprehension is all about reading, the more one reads more perfect he or she gets in comprehension. For this purpose Students are recommended daily newspaper reading. ‘The HINDU’ is the most renowned newspaper and recommended. Also it carries important words which should be noted down to build vocabulary.

3.Error Detection

This is also the most scoring part of the section. Thorough grasp of Grammatical concepts is must for Error Detection.

4. Sentence Re – arrangement ( Parajumbles)

Parajumbles is based on your comprehension skills . In this a twisted paragraph is re-arranged in a meaningful way. It should be practised consistently.


Practice English Mock Test

# Strategy 3 – How to Conquer Quantitative Aptitude Concepts


1. Data Interpretation

This section is most scoring section and  sure shot questions come from Data interpretation. DI should be attempted at first by the student as attempting linked question consumes less time instead of attempting  the individual questions.

In NABARD Exam , Candidates  can expect 2-3 Questions sets from this topic.

One Should Practice DI Daily with every category possible. One of the instance of Data Interpretation is given below-


2. Quadratic Equations

The Quadratic Equations proves scoring section when attempted with right accuracy. This section is totally based on accuracy.

At Least practice 30 -35 Questions on this topic.


3. Number Series


These are less time consuming sections and should be attempted as quickly as possible. Do not spend more than 30 seconds on a single question of number series.At Least practice 150-200 Questions on Number series and  try to cover all different types of series.


4. Simplifications


It is based on the basics of Mathematics and requires grip on topics like Calculations, square root, cube root, division, multiplication, BODMAS etc.

Practice of simplification helps in learning the topic and no extra knowledge is required.

Keep in mind and practice regularly  the important miscellaneous topics like Average, percentages, Profit & Loss, Simple and Compound interest, Ratio and Proportion etc.

Practice Quantitative Aptitude Mock

# Strategy 4- How to Conquer “Reasoning Ability”

Reasoning Ability is quite easy to  attempt comparatively to other subjects. Though this section comprises less weightage in NABARD exam but this is the section where one needs to boost up marks.

One can even Score 100% marks in this section by practicing in right manner and direction.

1. Syllogisms


We can expect 3-4 Question from this section. It is the most favourite topic from Examiner’s point of view.

All types and categories must be thoroughly practiced. Daily Practice atleast 5 to 6 questions to master syllogisms.

2. Inequalities

The symbols and their representations should be thoroughly learned in inequalities.

3. Data Sufficiency


Data Sufficiency means to evaluate questions based on given data. This section needs a lot of practice and command on various topics like average, ratio and proportion, percentages, time and work,mensuration, age on problems etc.

4. Miscellaneous reasoning topics


Topics like sitting Arrangement, Machine Input and output, comparison etc. are readily asked in the exams and therefore should be prepared thoroughly.


Practice Reasoning Mock Test

# Strategy 5 – How to prepare General Awareness

General Awareness is one of the widest section of the preparation. This Section has very elaborative scope , so should be prepared in the filtered way.

The candidate should prepare Static GK as well as conceptual GK in a filtered way keeping focus on the relevant ones.

Current Affairs is one of the Important pillar of GK, so no preparation is complete without preparing the current affairs.

Students also keep in check on Gk related to various development s occurring the agricultural Sector.


Practice GA Mock Test

# Strategy 6 – How to excel in Economic and Social issues

The section is related to various economic policies  and social issue of the government. It comprises of latest government schemes and yojanay launched by the Government.


# strategy 7 – Tips for Agricultural and rural Development

Knowledge of all Agricultural Organisations in India is must for this section. One should know the latest developments in the sector of agriculture.

The knowledge of Agrarian Economy is also needed.

All the Best!!!

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