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Syllabus For NABARD Development Assistant Exam 2017 Pattern

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) conducts several exams for different posts. Recently, a post of Assistant Manager Grade A & B is being released; selection of which will be done based on the written exam.

NABARD Assistant Manager Exam Pattern 2017

Phase I (Preliminary Exam)

Exam Type Online written exam
Total marks 200
Total Time 2 Hours
Subjects Included (Marks) Reasoning (20)
English (40)
Computer knowledge (20)
Quantitative aptitude (20)
General awareness (20)
Economic & social issues (40)
Agriculture &rural development (40)
Negative Marking one fourth mark will be deducted

Phase II (Main Exam)

NOTE- Those who have qualified Phase-I can appear Phase-II

Exam Type Online written exam
Total Papers 2
Total marks 200 (100 each)
Total Time 90 min each
Subjects Included (Paper 1) Analytical & Drafting Ability; General English
Subjects Included (Paper 2) Economic and Social Issues and Agriculture and Rural Development

NABARD Assistant Manager Syllabus 2017

Reasoning: Venn Diagrams, Coding and de-coding, Statement & Conclusion type questions,  Number Series, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series, syllogistic reasoning, Seating Arrangements, arithmetic reasoning, Problem Solving Techniques

English Language: Sentence Error, Synonyms, Sentence correction, Antonyms, fill in the blanks, Comprehension & Cloze Test

General Awareness: Current affairs, Banking, General Science, General Knowledge, important dates, Current Science, Current affairs of National & International news Technology, Sports & Culture & Banking Sector, Marketing

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Computer Knowledge: Basics, Computer Organization, Generations, Input & Output Device, Shortcuts & Basic knowledge MS office, Memory Orientation, Internet, LAN, WAN, Modem, Abbreviations

Quantitative Aptitude: Number system, Averages, Percentage, Time & Work, Area, profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Speed, Investment, HCF LCM, Problem On Ages, Data Interpretation

Phase II (Main Exam)

Paper I- Essay, Precis Writing, Comprehension, Business/Office Correspondence, writing skills

Paper II- It will include following topics-

Economic and Social Issues: Indian Economy, Structural & Institutional features, Economic under development, Globalization, Economic Reforms, Privatization, Industry, Industrial performance, Regional Imbalance, Public Sector Enterprises, Inflation, Objectives of Economy Planning, Evaluation of Indian Planning Poverty Alleviation, Employment Generation in India, Rural and Urban, Measurement of Poverty, Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government, Rural Marketing, Development of banking & financial institutions, Population Trends, Population Policy, Agriculture, Agricultural performance, Globalisation of Economy, Role of International Funding Institutions, IMF & World Bank, Education-Status & System of Education, Educational Policy, Social Structure in India, Multiculturalism, Urbanization, Migration, Social Justice,  Social Movements, Indian Political Systems, Problems of scheduled castes & scheduled tribes

Rural Development: Rural Area, Structure of the Indian Rural Economy, Importance and role of the rural sector in 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, problems & conditions of rural labour, Issues and challenges in Handlooms, Rural Credit System, Role of Rural Credit in Rural Development, Evolution & Growth of Rural Credit System in India, Role & functions of RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, Panchayati Raj Institutions, MGNREGA, NRLM–Aajeevika, Rural Drinking water Programmes, Swachh Bharat, Rural housing, PURA

Agriculture & Rural Development: Major challenges in agriculture measures, Factors of Production in agriculture, Agricultural Finance and Marketing, Impact of Globalization on Indian Agriculture, issues of Food Security, Concept & Types of Farm Management, agriculture definition, meaning and its branches, Agronomy: definition, meaning and scope of agronomy, Factors affecting on crop production, Agro Climatic Zones, Classification of field crops,  Cropping Systems, Problems of dry land agriculture, Seed production, seed processing, Meteorology, weather parameters, Soil and Water Conservation, Farm and Agri Engineering, Farm Machinery and Power, Sources of power on the farm-human, bio fuels, water harvesting structures, farm ponds, watershed management, Agro Processing, Controlled and modified storage, Water Resources, irrigation, animal Husbandry, poultry industry in India (past, present and future status), Complimentary & obligatory nature of livestock and poultry production, Concept of mixed farming, Farm animals and their role in Indian economy, Animal husbandry methods in India, common terms pertaining to different species of livestock, Introduction to common feeds and fodders, their classification and utility, Plantation & Horticulture, Fisheries, Agricultural extensions, Ecology and Climate Change, natural resources, climate change impact to agriculture andrural livelihood, carbon credit, IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings, funding mechanisms for climate change projects, initiativesby Govt of India, NAPCC, SAPCC, INDC ,Causes of climate change, Green House Gases(GHG), major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis, distinguish between adaptation and mitigation, Forestry

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