NABARD Assistant Manager Syllabus 2021 Grade A & B Exam Pattern

NABARD Assistant Manager Syllabus

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NABARD Assistant Manager Syllabus
NABARD Assistant Manager Syllabus

About NABARD Assistant Manager Recruitment:-

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has Recently Announced and Invited the Online Applications from the Eligible Candidates for the Posts of Assistant Manager. The total number of Vacancies for these Posts were 162 Posts. Many Interested and Eligible Candidates applied for these Posts online. The Process of Submission of Online Applications for these Posts was commenced from 17 July 2021 and Last Date to Apply for these Posts was 07 August 2021. Check the other details from below.

Origination NameNational Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
Name of PostAssistant Manager
No. of Vacancy162 Posts
Selection ProcessPreliminary Examination (Online Exam)
Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive pattern.
Interview
Pre Exam DateLast Week of August 2021/ First Week of September 2021 (Tentatively)
Application Submission Date17 July 2021 to 07 August 2021

Selection Process:

Assistant Manager in Grade-“A”’(RDBS)/ (Rajbhasha Service) & Manager in Grade-“B” ’ (RDBS)

  • Preliminary Examination (Online Exam)
  • Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive pattern.
  • Interview

Assistant Manager in Grade-“A” (Protocol & Security Service) –

  • Interview

About Exam :

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) will conduct the Written Examination for the Posts of Assistant Manager in Last Week of August 2021/ First Week of September 2021 (Tentatively).

 

Nowadays Competition Level become very high so Competitive Exams gets too tougher. Candidates facing critical problem of “What to prepare” and “How to prepare” to give their best in their exams. So, here we are providing the latest Syllabus & Exam Pattern.

Assistant Manager Grade – A (RDBS) :

Exam Pattern & Exam Syllabus for Assistant Manager Grade – A (RDBS) are as follows :

Preliminary Exam Pattern & Syllabus :

  • Exam will be of Objective Type.
  • Questions will be in the form of MCQs.
  • Total No. of Questions in this exam will be 200 questions.
  • Maximum Marks for this exam will be 200 marks.
  • Every question will be of 1 mark each.
  • Bilingual – Hindi and English except test of English language
  • Composite time of 120 Minutes for all the tests together.
  • Test of Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Decision Making will be Qualifying in Nature.
  • There will be a Negative Marking of 0.25 marks for attempting the wrong answers.
Sr. No.Name of the TestNo. of Qs.Max Marks
1Test of Reasoning2020
2English Language3030
3Computer Knowledge2020
4Quantitative Aptitude2020
5Decision Making1010
6General Awareness2020
7Eco & Soc. Issues (with focus on Rural India)4040
8Agriculture & Rural Development with Emphasis on Rural India4040
 Total200200

Mains Exam Pattern :

Main Examination for the post of Generalist

PaperGrade AType of PaperNo. of QuestionsMarksDurationRemarks
Paper IGeneral EnglishOnline Descriptive310090 MinutesDescriptive Answers to be typed using

 

keyboard

 

 

Paper II

Economi c and Social IssuesObjective305030 Minutes 
Descriptive Type6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each] 

 

50

 

 

90 Minutes

Descriptive Answers to be typed using keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)

Main Examination for the post of Specialist

PaperGrade AType of

 

Paper

No. of QuestionsMarksDurationRemarks
Paper IGeneral EnglishOnline Descriptive 

 

3

10090 MinutesDescriptive Answers to be typed using keyboard
 

 

Paper II

Stream Specific PaperObjective305030 Minutes 
Descriptive Type6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each] 

 

50

 

 

90 Minutes

Descriptive Answers to be typed using keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)

Main Examination for the post of Rajbhasha :

PaperGrade AType of PaperNo. of QuestionsMarksDurationRemarks
Paper IGeneral EnglishOnline Descriptive310090 MinutesDescriptive Answers to be typed using keyboard
 

 

Paper II

Stream Specific PaperObjective305030 Minutes 
Descriptive Type6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each] 

 

50

 

 

90 Minutes

Descriptive Answers to be typed using keyboard in Hindi ( with Remington /Inscript keyboard)

Mains Exam Syllabus :

Paper I – English:

Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence. The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expressions and understanding the topic.

Paper II – Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development

  • Economic & Social Issues: Nature of Indian Economy – Structural and Institutional features – Economic underdevelopment – Opening up the Indian Economy – Globalisation – Economic Reforms in India – Privatisation. Inflation – Trends in Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual Income. Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India – Rural and Urban – Measurement of Poverty – Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government. Population Trends – Population Growth and Economic Development –
  • Population Policy in India. Agriculture – Characteristics / Status – Technical and Institutional changes in Indian Agriculture – Agricultural performance – Issues in Food Security in India – Non Institutional and Institutional Agencies in rural credit. Industry – Industrial and Labour Policy – Industrial performance – Regional Imbalance in India’s Industrial Development – Public Sector Enterprises. Rural banking and financial institutions in India – Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector. Globalisation of Economy – Role of International Funding Institutions – IMF & World Bank – WTO – Regional Economic Co-operation. Social Structure in India – Multiculturalism – Demographic trends – Urbanisation and Migration – Gender Issues Joint family system – Social Infrastructure – Education – Health and Environment. Education – Status & System of Education – Socio -Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy – Educational relevance and educational wastage – Educational Policy for India. Social Justice: Problems of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes – socio-economic programmes for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other backward classes. Positive Discrimination in favour of the under privileged – Social Movements – Indian Political Systems – Human Development. Current Economic & Social Issues.
  • Agriculture & Rural Development: Agriculture: definition, meaning and its branches, Agronomy: definition, meaning and scope of agronomy. Classification of field crops. Factors affecting crop production, Agro Climatic Zones; Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems. Problems of dry land agriculture; Seed production, seed processing, seed village; Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory; Precision Farming, System of Crop Intensification, organic farming;
    • Soil and Water Conservation : Major soil types, soil fertility, fertilisers, soil erosion, soil conservation, watershed management;
    • Water Resource: Irrigation Management: types of irrigation, sources of irrigation, crop-water requirement, command area development, water conservation techniques, micro-irrigation, irrigation pumps, major, medium and minor irrigation.
    • Farm and Agri Engineering : Farm Machinery and Power, Sources of power on the farm- human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass, bio fuels, water harvesting structures, farm ponds, watershed management, Agro Processing, Controlled and modified storage, perishable food storage, godowns, bins and grain silos.
    • Plantation & Horticulture: Definition, meaning and its branches. Agronomic practices and production technology of various plantation and horticulture crops. Post-harvest management, value and supply chain management of Plantation and Horticulture crops.
    • Animal Husbandry: Farm animals and their role in Indian economy, Animal husbandry methods in India, common terms pertaining to different species of livestock, Utility classification of breeds of cattle. Introduction to common feeds and fodders, their classification and utility.

Introduction to poultry industry in India (past, present and future status), Common terms pertaining to poultry production and management. Concept of mixed farming and its relevance to socio-economic conditions of farmers in India. Complimentary and obligatory nature of livestock and poultry production with that of agricultural farming.

  • FisheriesFisheries resources, management and exploitation – freshwater, brackish water and marine; Aquaculture- Inland and marine; biotechnology; post-harvest technology. Importance of fisheries in India. Common terms pertaining to fish production.
  • ForestryBasic concepts of Forest and Forestry. Principles of silviculture, forest mensuration, forest management and forest economics. Concepts of social forestry, agroforestry, joint forest management. Forest policy and legislation in India, India State of Forest Report 2015. Recent developments under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
  • Agriculture Extensions: Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programmes, Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s (KVK) in dissemination of Agricultural technologies.
  • Ecology and Climate Change: Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, their sustainable management and conservation. Causes of climate change, Green House Gases (GHG), major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis, distinguish between adaptation and mitigation, climate change impact to agriculture and rural livelihood, carbon credit, IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings, funding mechanisms for climate change projects, initiatives by Govt of India, NAPCC, SAPCC, INDC.
  • Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities; recent trends, major challenges in agriculture measures to enhance viability of agriculture. Factors of Production in agriculture; Agricultural Finance and Marketing; Impact of Globalization on Indian Agriculture and issues of Food Security; Concept and Types of Farm Management.
  • Rural Development: Concept of Rural Area, Structure of the Indian Rural Economy- Importance and role of the rural sector in India- Economic, Social and Demographic Characteristics of the Indian rural economy, causes of Rural Backwardness.
    • Rural population in India; Occupational structure, Farmers, Agricultural Labourers, Artisans, Handicrafts, Traders, Forest dwellers/tribes and others in rural India- Trends of change in rural population and rural work force; problems and conditions of rural labour; Issues and challenges in Handlooms
    • Panchayati Raj Institutions – Functions and Working. MGNREGA, NRLM – Aajeevika, Rural Drinking water Programmes, Swachh Bharat, Rural Housing, PURA and other rural development programmes.

Manager in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS) :

Exam Pattern & Exam Syllabus for Manager in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS) are as follows :

Preliminary Exam Pattern & Syllabus :

  • Exam will be of Objective Type.
  • Questions will be in the form of MCQs.
  • Total No. of Questions in this exam will be 200 questions.
  • Maximum Marks for this exam will be 200 marks.
  • Every question will be of 1 mark each.
  • Bilingual – Hindi and English except test of English language
  • Composite time of 120 Minutes for all the tests together.
  • Test of Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Decision Making will be Qualifying in Nature.
  • There will be a Negative Marking of 0.25 marks for attempting the wrong answers.
Sr. No.Name of the TestNo. of Qs.Max Marks
1Test of Reasoning2020
2English Language3030
3Computer Knowledge2020
4Quantitative Aptitude2020
5Decision Making1010
6General Awareness2020
7Eco & Soc. Issues (with focus on Rural India)4040
8Agriculture & Rural Development with Emphasis on Rural India4040
 Total200200

Mains Exam Pattern :

Paper

 

 
Grade AType of

 

Paper

No. of QuestionsMarksDurationRemarks
Paper IGeneral EnglishOnline Descriptive 

 

3

10090 MinutesDescriptive Answers to be typed using keyboard
 

 

Paper II

Economic and Social IssuesObjective305030 Minutes 
Descriptive Type6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each] 

 

50

 

 

90 Minutes

Descriptive Answers to be typed using keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)
 Total100120 Minutes 
Paper IIIDevelopment Economics, Statistics, Finance and ManagementObjective305030 Minutes 
Descriptive Type6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each]5090 MinutesDescriptive Answers to be typed using keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)
 Total100120 Minutes 

Notes :

  1. The calling Ratio for qualifying for the main examination and interview would be a maximum of 1:25 and 1:3, respectively. The ratio may be suitably reduced at the discretion of the bank.
  2. Candidates who qualify and rank sufficiently high as decided by NABARD, shall be called for appearing at the Main Examination. There will be penalty for wrong answers marked by the candidate. For every wrong answer marked, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty in Phase I and Phase II, both.

Mains Exam Syllabus –

Paper I – English (Online Descriptive Paper):

Essay, Precis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence.

Paper II – Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development :

Economic & Social Issues:
Nature of Indian Economy – Structural and Institutional features – Economic underdevelopment – Opening up the Indian Economy – Globalisation – Economic Reforms in India – Privatisation. Inflation – Trends in Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual Income. Employment Generation in India – Rural and Urban – Measurement of Poverty – Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government. Population

Trends – Population Growth and Economic Development – Population Policy in India. Agriculture – Characteristics / Status – Technical and Institutional changes in Indian Agriculture

Agricultural performance – Issues in Food Security in India – Non Institutional and Institutional Agencies in rural credit. Industry – Industrial and Labour Policy – Industrial performance – Regional Imbalance in India’s Industrial Development – Public Sector Enterprises. Rural banking and financial institutions in India – Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector. Globalisation of Economy – Role of International Funding Institutions – IMF & World Bank – WTO – Regional Economic Co-operation. Social Structure in India – Multiculturalism – Demographic trends – Urbanisation and Migration – Gender Issues Joint family system – Social Infrastructure – Education – Health and Environment. Education – Status & System of Education – Socio -Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy – Educational relevance and educational wastage – Educational Policy for India. Social Justice: Problems of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes – socio-economic programmes for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other backward classes. Positive Discrimination in favour of the under privileged – Social Movements – Indian Political Systems – Human Development. Current Economic & Social Issues.

Agriculture and Rural Development:

Agriculture: definition, meaning and its branches, Agronomy: definition, meaning and scope of agronomy. Classification of field crops. Factors affecting on crop production, Agro Climatic Zones; Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems. Problems of dry land agriculture; Seed production, seed processing, seed village; Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory; Precision Farming, System of Crop Intensification, organic farming;

  1. Soil and Water Conservation : Major soil types, soil fertility, fertilisers, soil erosion, soil conservation, watershed management;
  2. Water Resource: Irrigation Management: types of irrigation, sources of irrigation, crop-water requirement, command area development, water conservation techniques, micro-irrigation, irrigation-pumps, major, medium and minor irrigation.
  3. Farm and Agri Engineering : Farm Machinery and Power, Sources of power on the farm- human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass, bio fuels, water harvesting structures, farm ponds, watershed management, Agro Processing, Controlled and modified storage, perishable food storage, godowns, bins and grain silos.
  4. Plantation & Horticulture : Definition, meaning and its branches. Agronomic practices and production technology of various plantation and horticulture crops. Post-harvest management, value and supply chain management of Plantation and Horticulture crops.
  5. Animal Husbandry : Farm animals and their role in Indian economy, Animal husbandry methods in India, common terms pertaining to different species of livestock, Utility classification of breeds of cattle. Introduction to common feeds and fodders, their classification and utility.

Introduction to poultry industry in India (past, present and future status), Common terms pertaining to poultry production and management. Concept of mixed farming and its relevance to socio-economic conditions of farmers in India. Complimentary and obligatory nature of livestock and poultry production with that of agricultural farming.

  • Fisheries: Fisheries resources, management and exploitation – freshwater, brackish- water and marine; Aquaculture- Inland and marine; biotechnology; post-harvest technology. Importance of fisheries in India. Common terms pertaining to fish production.
  • ForestryBasic concepts of Forest and Forestry. Principles of silviculture, forest mensuration, forest management and forest economics. Concepts of social forestry, agroforestry, joint forest management. Forest policy and legislation in India, India State of Forest Report 2015. Recent developments under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
  • Agriculture ExtensionIts importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programmes, Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s (KVK) in dissemination of Agricultural technologies.
  • Ecology and Climate Change: Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, their sustainable management and conservation. Causes of climate change, Green House Gases (GHG), major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis, distinguish between adaptation and mitigation, climate change impact to agriculture and rural livelihood, carbon credit, IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings, funding mechanisms for climate change projects, initiatives by Govt of India, NAPCC, SAPCC, INDC.
  • Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities; recent trends, major challenges in agriculture measures to enhance viability of agriculture. Factors of Production in agriculture; Agricultural Finance and Marketing; Impact of Globalization on Indian Agriculture and issues of Food Security; Concept and Types of Farm Management.
  • Rural Development – Concept of Rural Area, Structure of the Indian Rural Economy- Importance and role of the rural sector in India- Economic, Social and Demographic Characteristics of the Indian rural economy, causes of rural backwardness.
  • Rural population in India; Occupational structure, Farmers, Agricultural Labourers, Artisans, Handicrafts, Traders, Forest dwellers/tribes and others in rural India- Trends of change in rural population and rural work force; problems and conditions of rural labour; Issues and challenges in Handlooms
  • Panchayati Raj Institutions – Functions and Working. MGNREGA, NRLM – Aajeevika, Rural Drinking water Programmes, Swachh Bharat, Rural housing, PURA and other rural development programmes.

Paper – III – Analytical Paper on Development Economics, Statistics, Finance and Management

  • Development Economics: Measures of development, Economic Development Models, role of subsidies, importance of savings and investment, Importance of agriculture, Terms of trade in agriculture, Development issues in India – Post 2015 Agenda.
  • Statistics: Basic statistical concepts, Summarizing of data, Frequency distribution, Measures of Central Tendency, Relative dispersion, Elementary Probability, Relative Frequency Approach, sampling, Axiomatic Approach, Analysis of frequency distribution, Correlation, Regression, Sampling Methods, Time Series Analysis.
  • Finance: Financial system in India; Regulation of Banks & Financial Institutions, Banking and financial Institutions in India; financial system- features, characteristics and issues; Micro finance, its significance and importance; Union Budget; Project finance- Assessment and Sources for block capital, working capital, Infrastructure financing- Risk Management in Banking Sector, Sources of capital, instruments and methods, salient features; Development finance- scope and needs of development finance; Concept of project cycle management, Private and Social Cost Benefit significance of development finance, , Financial Inclusion – Use of Technology, Public Private Partnership,
  • Management: Management: its nature and scope; The Management Processes; Planning, Organisation, Staffing, Directing and Controlling; The Role of a Manager in an Organisation. Leadership: The Tasks of a Leader; Leadership Styles; Leadership Theories; A successful Leader versus an effective Leader.
  • Human Resource Development: Concept of HRD; Goals of HRD; Performance Appraisal
  • Potential appraisal and development – Performance Counselling – Career Planning – Training and Development – Rewards – Employee Welfare. Motivation, Morale and Incentives: Theories of Motivation; How Managers Motivate; Concept of Morale; Factors determining morale; Role of Incentives in Building up Morale.
  • Communication: Steps in the Communication Process; Communication Channels; Oral versus Written Communication; Verbal versus non-verbal Communication; upward, downward and lateral communication; Barriers to Communication, Role of Information Technology. Corporate Governance: Factors affecting Corporate Governance; Mechanisms of Corporate Governance.

Interview :

For of Assistant Manager (Protocol & Security Service) in Grade ‘A’ :

  • Maximum Marks for Interview will be 100.
  • In case of candidates securing same marks in interview, their ranking will be decided as under:
  • In case of having equal marks in interview, candidate senior in age will be ranked higher. In case of further tie-up, candidate with higher qualification or in case of similar qualification, candidate with higher marks in graduation will be ranked higher.

Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A (RDBS) :

  • Interview will be of 50 marks.
  • The calling Ratio to qualify for the main examination and interview would be a maximum of 1:25 and 1:3, respectively.
  • The ratio may be suitably reduced at the discretion of the bank. Candidates who qualify and rank sufficiently high as decided by NABARD, shall be called for appearing at the Main Examination and Interview.
  • There will be penalty for wrong answers marked by the candidate.
  • For every wrong answer marked, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty in Phase-I and Phase-II, both.
  • Since the vacancies are earmarked discipline-wise, merit list of candidates for each stage will be prepared discipline-wise.
  • Only such candidates who score the minimum cut off marks or above in the Main Examination will be shortlisted for interview. The final selection and ranking of the

Manager in Grade ‘B’ (RDPS) :

  • Maximum marks for this Interview will be 75 marks.
  • The calling Ratio for qualifying for the main examination and interview would be a maximum of 1:25 and 1:3, respectively.
  • The ratio may be suitably reduced at the discretion of the bank.
  • Candidates who qualify and rank sufficiently high as decided by NABARD, shall be called for appearing at the Main Examination.
  • There will be penalty for wrong answers marked by the candidate.
  • For every wrong answer marked, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty in Phase I and Phase II, both.

Important Link Area for NABARD Assistant Manager Syllabus:

RecruitmentNABARD Assistant Manager Recruitment Full Notification
Official Websitehttps://www.nabard.org/

FAQ’s for NABARD Assistant Manager Syllabus :

What is the Selection Process for NABARD Assistant Manager?

Assistant Manager in Grade-“A”’(RDBS)/ (Rajbhasha Service) & Manager in Grade-“B” ’ (RDBS)
Preliminary Examination (Online Exam)
Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive pattern.
Interview
Assistant Manager in Grade-“A” (Protocol & Security Service) –
Interview

What is the Exam Pattern for NABARD Assistant Manager?

Exam will be of Objective Type.
Questions will be in the form of MCQs.
Total No. of Questions in this exam will be 200 questions.
Maximum Marks for this exam will be 200 marks.
Every question will be of 1 mark each.
Bilingual – Hindi and English except test of English language
Composite time of 120 Minutes for all the tests together.
Test of Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Decision Making will be Qualifying in Nature.
There will be a Negative Marking of 0.25 marks for attempting the wrong answers.

What is the Exam Syllabus for NABARD Assistant Manager?

Detailed Exam Syllabus is mentioned above, candidates can check the same from above.

What is the Time Allocated for this Exam?

Composite time of 120 Minutes for all the tests together.

How many Questions will be there in this Exam?

Total No. of Questions in this exam will be 200 questions.

What will be the Maximum Marks for this Exam?

Maximum Marks for this exam will be 200 marks.

Is there any negative marking for the Wrong Answers?

There will be a Negative Marking of 0.25 marks for attempting the wrong answers.

What are the Minimum Qualifying Marks?

Test of Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Decision Making will be Qualifying in Nature.

What will be Marking Scheme for a Single Question?

Every question will be of 1 mark each.

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