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NABARD Assistant Manager Grade A Recruitment 2023 Syllabus

NABARD Assistant Manager Grade A Exam Syllabus : NABARD released application notification for the post of assistant manager grade A post 2023. Application dates are between 02 september 2023 to 23 september 2023. Total vacancies for this post are 150. In this article we are going to see exam pattern and detailed syllabus of this exam.

Exam Pattern :

Exam will be conduted into three phsases Priliminary, Main and Interview.

Preliminary Exam:

Name Of Test No. of questionsMax. Marks
Test of Reasoning2020
English Language3030
Computer Knowledge2020
Quantitative Aptitude2020
Decision Making1010
General Awareness2020
Eco & Soc. Issues (with focus on Rural India)4040
Agriculture & Rural Development with Emphasis on Rural India4040
Total200200
  1. Qualifying Section : Test of Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Decision Making
  2. Merit Section – General Awareness, Eco & Soc. Issues (with focus on Rural India), Agriculture & Rural Development with Emphasis on Rural India.
  3. Shortlisting of the candidates for the Main exam will be based on marks scored in the Merit section only.

Main Exam :

Main Examination (Generalist)

PaperGrade AType Of PaperNo.of.Qs.MarksDurationRemarks
Paper IGeneral EnglishOnline Descriptive310090 minutesDescriptive Answers to be typed using keyboard
Paper IIEconomic and Social Issues & Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentObjective30 5030
Minutes
Descriptive
Type
6 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
Minutes
Descriptive Answers to be typed using keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)
**(Some questions carry 2 marks each and some questions carry 1 mark each)

Main Examination (Specialist)

PaperGrade AType Of PaperNo.of.Qs.MarksDurationRemarks
Paper IGeneral EnglishOnline Descriptive310090 minutesDescriptive Answers to be typed using keyboard
Paper IIStream
Specific
Paper
Objective30 5030
Minutes
Descriptive
Type
6 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
Minutes
Descriptive Answers to be typed using keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)
**(Some questions carry 2 marks each and some questions carry 1 mark each)

Interview :

Interview contains 50 marks. Candidate may opt for interview either in Hindi or English

NABARD Assistant Manager Grade A Exam Syllabus:

The syllabus for all subjects is indicative and not exhaustive. The syllabus should not be considered as the only source of information while preparing for the examination. Keeping in view the nature of examination, all matters falling within the realm of the subject concerned will have to be studied by the candidate as questions can be asked on all relevant matters under the subject. Candidates appearing for the examination should also prepare themselves for answering questions that may be asked on the current/latest developments/Acts taking place under the subject(s) although those topics may not have been specifically included in the syllabus. NABARD Assistant Manager Grade A Recruitment 2023 Syllabus

Illustrative syllabus for Phase II (Main Examination) may be as furnished below:

  1. 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.
  2. 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. Globalization 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 thefarm- 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. Agronomicpractices 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, Animalhusbandry 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, brackishwater and marine; Aquaculture- Inland and marine; biotechnology; post-harvest technology. Importance of fisheries in India. Common terms pertaining to fish production.
    • Forestry: Basic 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.

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