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NABARD (Main) Phase-I Syllabus & Exam Pattern – 2016

NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) (Main) Phase-I Syllabus & Exam Pattern

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This Recruitment Examination will be held in three phases (Phase-I Preliminary Examination (online exam), Phase-II Main Examination (Descriptive) and Phase-III – interview) here we are providing to you all the Syllabus of NABARD (Mains) Examination.

Phase I – Preliminary Examination (on-line exam)

Assistant Managers in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS)

Phase I – Preliminary Examination (Online Exam) Objective Type: MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) carrying 200 marks. Duration: 120 Minutes Composite Time

Part I

  • Test of Reasoning – 40 marks
  • English Language – 40 marks
  • Computer Knowledge – 20 marks
  • General Awareness – 20 marks
  • Quantitative Aptitude – 30 marks

Part II

  • Eco. & Social issues – 25 marks
  • Agri. & Rural Dev. – 25 marks

Phase II – Main Examination will consist of 01 paper in MCQ pattern and 01 paper in descriptive format (English).

  • Paper-I (Writing skills online through key board) General English: (Descriptive) The paper will have descriptive questions carrying 100 marks. Duration: 1 ½ hrs
  •  Paper–II (MCQ) Economic and Social Issues and Agri. and Rural Development : Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Mark

Phase III – Interview

  • Applicants qualifying in the Phase-II Examination and securing sufficiently high rank in merit shall be short-listed for interview. Marks for Interview : 25 Marks

Managers in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS)

Phase I – Preliminary Examination (Online Exam)* Objective Type: MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) carrying 200 marks. Duration: 120 Minutes Composite Time

Part I

  • Test of Reasoning – 40 marks
  • English Language – 40 marks
  • Computer Knowledge – 20 marks
  • General Awareness – 20 marks
  • Quantitative Aptitude – 30 marks

Part II

  • Eco. & Social issues – 25 marks
  • Agri. & Rural Dev. – 25 marks

Phase II – Main Examination will consist of 02 papers in MCQ pattern and 01 paper in descriptive format (English).

  • Paper-I (Writing skills online through key board) General English: The paper will have descriptive questions carrying 100 marks.
  • Paper–II (MCQ) Economic and Social Issues and Agri. And Rural Development Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Mark
  • Paper III : (MCQ) – Analytical Paper on Development Economics, Statistics, Finance and Management Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 marks

Phase III – Interview : Applicants qualifying in the Phase-II Examination and securing sufficiently high rank in merit shall be short-listed for interview. Marks for Interview : 40 Marks

SYLLABUS (PHASE II – DESCRIPTIVE EXAMINATION)

  • Paper I – English: Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence.
  • Paper II – Section – I – Economic and 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.Objectives of Economy PlanningEvaluation of Indian Planning 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 Marketing Development of 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

PAPER II – Section II – SYLLABUS FOR AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT PAPER FOR NABARD – PRELIMINARY AND MAIN EXAMS

  • Agriculture  : 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.

Paper III – Analytical Paper on Development Economics, Statistics, Finance and Management (For Grade ‘B’ Examination):

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. a) Leadership: The Tasks of a Leader; Leadership Styles; Leadership Theories; A successful Leader versus an effective Leader. b) 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. c) 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.

Details of the On-line Examination Pattern

  • The examination would be conducted on-line i.e. on a computer.
  • All tests except of English will be in English and Hindi

IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER

  • Call letter with photo affixed thereon and photo ID card in Original and photocopy as mentioned in point 6.
  • One Ball point pen

NOTE : More than Information Please visit Official website of NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) or Check the Link given below.

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All The Best.

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