NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2021 | Updated Prelims & Mains Exam Pattern Here

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2021: NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2021 is Here!!! Candidates who are going to prepare for the upcoming NABARD Grade A exam shall refer to this article and then start the preparation process.

The NABARD Grade A & B 2021 Notification has been released with a total of 162 vacancies. Here we have added the NABARD grade A exam pattern 2021 for both prelims and mains exams. Candidates kindly utilize this exam pattern as a reference for your preparation of exam strategy. The NABARD Grade A online application start date is 17th July 2021. The last date for filling the online application is 07th August 2021. Eligible candidates should submit the online application process within the last date. After the successful submission of the online application, candidates have to start preparing for the upcoming examinations. To start the preparation process, first of all, aspirants should know the respective exam pattern.

For your exam preparation point of view, here we have given you the complete updated NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2021. This NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2021 article will give you an idea regarding what are all the sections that will be asked in the prelims and mains examinations. So candidates kindly go through this article fully and then start preparing according to it.

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NABARD Grade A 2021 Notification – Important Dates

Event Date
Newspaper Advertisement Released 15th July 2021
Detailed Notification Released 16th July 2021
Starting Date to Apply Online 17th July 2021
The Final Date to Submit 7th August 2021
Last Date to Pay Application Fee 7th August 2021
Preliminary Exam Date Last Week of August 2021/First
Week of September 2021
(Tentatively)@
Admit Card Download date To be Notified Later

NABARD Grade A Apply Online 2021

NABARD Grade A Selection Process 2021:

The selection process will happen in three stages. They are,

  • Preliminary exam
  • Main exam
  • Interview

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2021:

The prelims exam is the initial stage of the selection process. It is just a qualifying stage for the mains exam. Marks scored in the prelims exam will not be considered for the final selection. The Exam pattern for the prelims exam is almost common for both Grade A & B posts. The NABARD Grade A prelims pattern 2021 details are given below for your reference.

In the table below, all the sections of the NABARD Grade A prelims exam pattern 2021 are given in a clear manner.

Prelims Exam Pattern:

Section Subject No of Questions Total Marks Language Duration
Qualifying Section Test of Reasoning 20 20 Bilingual –
Hindi and
English
except for test
of English
language
Composite
time
of 120 Minutes
for all the tests
together
English Language 40 40
Computer Knowledge 20 20
General Awareness 20 20
Merit Section Quantitative Aptitude 20 20
Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) 40 40
Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) 40 40
  Total 200 200 120 Minutes

Note:

i) Qualifying Section – Test of Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Decision Making

ii) Merit Section – General Awareness, Eco & Soc. Issues (with focus on Rural India), Agriculture & Rural Development with Emphasis on Rural India.

iii) Shortlisting of the candidates for the Main exam will be based on marks scored in the Merit section only.

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2021:

Candidates who qualified the prelims exam have to attend the mains exam. Marks scored in the mains exam will be considered for the final selection. So candidates have to give more importance to this exam.

Mains Exam Pattern:

  • The mains exam will have 2 papers.
  • The 1st paper is general English for 100 marks. Also, 90 minutes of time duration is given.
  • The analytical and drafting abilities of the candidate are assessed through paper 1. It includes essay writing, comprehension, report writing, paragraph writing & letter writing.
  • Paper 2 will vary based on the post. The total mark for paper 2 is 100. The time duration for paper 2 is also 90 minutes.

NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Pattern 2021: Generalist

Paper Grade A Type of
Paper
No. of
Questions
Marks Duration Remarks
Paper I General
English
Online
Descriptive
3 100 90 Minutes Descriptive
Answers to
be typed
using
keyboard
Paper-II Economic and
Social
Issues
Objective 30 50 30 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]
50 90 Minutes Descriptive
Answers to
be typed
using
keyboard
either in
English or
Hindi
(Remington
and Inscript
keyboards)

NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Pattern 2021: Specialist

             
Paper Grade A Type of
Paper
No. of
Questions
Marks Duration Remarks
Paper I General
English
Online
Descriptive
3 100 90 Minutes Descriptive
Answers to
be typed
using
keyboard
Paper-II Stream
Specific
Paper
Objective 30 50 30 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]
50 90 Minutes Descriptive
Answers to
be typed
using
keyboard
either in
English or
Hindi
(Remington
and Inscript
keyboards)

NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Pattern 2021: Rajbhasha

             
Paper Grade A Type of
Paper
No. of
Questions
Marks Duration Remarks
Paper I General
English
Online
Descriptive
3 100 90 Minutes Descriptive
Answers to
be typed
using
keyboard
Paper-II Stream
Specific
Paper
Objective 30 50 30 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]
50 90 Minutes Descriptive
Answers to
be typed
using
keyboard
either in
English or
Hindi
(Remington
and Inscript
keyboards)

Interview (RDBS/Rajbhasha): 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 a 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 a penalty in Phase-I and Phase-II, both.

Cut-offs in Phase-I and Phase-II may be applied in two stages:

(i) On scores in individual tests

(ii) On Total Score

NABARD Grade B Exam Pattern 2021:

Prelims Exam Pattern:

Section Subject No of Questions Total Marks Language Duration
Qualifying Section Test of Reasoning 20 20 Bilingual –
Hindi and
English
except for test
of English
language
Composite
time
of 120 Minutes
for all the tests
together
English Language 40 40
Computer Knowledge 20 20
General Awareness 20 20
Merit Section Quantitative Aptitude 20 20
Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) 40 40
Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) 40 40
  Total 200 200 120 Minutes

Note:

i) Qualifying Section – Test of Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Decision Making

ii) Merit Section – General Awareness, Eco & Soc. Issues (with focus on Rural India), Agriculture & Rural Development with Emphasis on Rural India.

iii) Shortlisting of the candidates for the Main exam will be based on marks scored in the Merit section only.

NABARD Grade B Mains Exam Pattern 2021:

Paper Grade A Type of
Paper
No. of
Questions
Marks Duration Remarks
Paper I General
English
Online
Descriptive
3 100 90 Minutes Descriptive
Answers to
be typed
using
keyboard
Paper-II Economic and
Social
Issues
Objective 30 50 30 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]
50 90 Minutes Descriptive
Answers to
be typed
using
keyboard
either in
English or
Hindi
(Remington
and Inscript
keyboards)
Total 100 120 Minutes
Paper-III Development
Economics,
Statistics,
Finance and
Management
Objective 30 50 30 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]
50 90 Minutes Descriptive
Answers to
be typed
using
keyboard
either in
English or
Hindi
(Remington
and Inscript
keyboards)
Total 100 120 Minutes

Interview: 75 Marks

i. 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.

ii. Candidates who qualify and rank sufficiently high as decided by NABARD, shall be called for appearing at the Main Examination. There will be a 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 a penalty in Phase I and Phase II, both.

Cut-offs in Phase I and Phase II may be applied in two stages:

(i) On scores in individual tests

(ii) On Total Score

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