NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern You Might Want to Know

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern:

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is a leading bank under the Government of India. NABARD has released a notification for recruitment of Grade A officers in its branches across India. The NABARD Grade A exam pattern will come to the aid of interested candidates appearing for the exam.

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern
NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern

Date of start of registration of application: 15th January 2020

Last date to submit completed application: 3rd February 2020

Date of release of admit card: 14th February 2020

Date of preliminary exam: 25th February 2020

The NABARD Grade A exam is conducted in 3 stages. These include the following:

  • Preliminary exam
  • Main exam
  • Interview

NABARD Grade A preliminary exam:

  • The Preliminary exam is a computer based online exam.
  • The exam consists of multiple choice objective questions.
  • The exam consists of 7 sections which include the following:
  • English Language
  • General awareness
  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative aptitude
  • Computer knowledge
  • Economic and social issues
  • Agriculture and rural development
  • The duration of the exam is 2 hours/ 120 minutes.
  • The total weightage of the exam is 200 marks.
  • The marking scheme include:
  • Incorrect answer: – 1/4th marks will be deducted.
Test Name No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 20 20 Composite time of  2 hours/ 120 minutes
Reasoning Ability 20 20
Computer Knowledge 20 20
General Awareness 20 20
English Language 40 40
Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) 40 40
Economic and Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) 40 40
Total 200 200 2 Hours

NABARD Grade A Main exam:

  • The exam is a computer based online examination.
  • The exam consists of multiple choice objective questions and descriptive questions.
  • The exam consists of 2 papers, i.e., Paper 1 and 2.
  • The total weightage of the exam is 200 marks.
  • The marking scheme is as follows:
  • Incorrect answer: – 1/4th marks will be deducted.
Exam Name of Test Maximum Marks Duration
Paper 1 General English (Descriptive – writing skills – online through key board. The paper will have descriptive questions) 100 1 ½ hours/ 90 minutes
Paper 2 for Grade A (RDBS) General Post: Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) Specialized Discipline: Paper on related discipline 100 1 ½ hours/ 90 minutes
Paper 2 for Grade A Rajbhasha The Paper will have multiple choice questions (Proficiency in Hindi including Translation from English to Hindi and Vice versa. The analytical and drafting ability of the candidate shall also be assessed from the descriptive paper). 100 1 ½ hours/ 90 minutes
Paper 2 for Grade A (Legal Services) The Paper will have multiple choice questions (The paper will be based on proficiency in interpreting various Laws viz., Banking, Negotiable Instruments, Company, Industrial and Cooperative Laws, Cyber laws, Commerce/Property transactions, Rural non-life insurance, direct financing, staff matters and good experience in drafting various types of documents). 100 1 ½ hours/  90 minutes

Candidates who qualify in the main exam will be short listed for the final phase of the recruitment exam which is the interview.

For any further details regarding NABARD Grade A exam pattern check the website at www.nabard.org/careers .

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