banking exam tips ,How to prepare for NABARD Assistant manager 2018 Grade A exam .NABARD Assistant manager/ Grade A Tips to prepare 2018. NABARD is a specialized bank which finances regional rural banks and also the government projects in rural and semi urban areas. It is also sole regulator of the Regional Rural banks in India besides Reserve bank of India. Candidates who are looking for a nabard grade a job in Banking industry have applied in large numbers to the NABARD recruitment 2017 and now the next phase is the written test.
How to prepare for nabard grade a exam
According to the notification, there will be 2 phase of written test which will be followed by the personal interview as the last phase. Candidates will be issued admit cards for all these phases. You will be required to pass each phase individually to enter the next phase. Candidates have applied in large numbers and now they are waiting for the prelim examination. Prelim and mains both the tests will be conducted online on computer only.
NABARD Grade A/ Asst manager preparation tips 2018
Candidates who have been preparing for the NABARD examination 2018 should begin their preparation with the syllabus and pattern of the examination. Prelim and Mains exam pattern have been given below. Candidates can know the details before they start serious preparation.
NABARD Exam Cut Off
NABARD 2016 Previous Cut Off
|Assistant Manager Grade A (200 Marks)||112.5||99.25||95||81.5||65.75||88.25||84.75|
|Manager Grade B (200 Marks)||122||109.25||104.75||99.25||–||–||–|
NABARD Cut Off Paper I 2016 – Sectional Cut Off
|Category||ES (25)||AR (25)||RE (40)||EL (40)||CK (20)||GA (20)||QA (30)|
|SC, ST, OBC, PWD||4.25||5||6.5||10.25||8.5||5||2.75|
NABARD Pattern of exam for Asst managers
NABARD nabard grade a will hold examination online for the recruitment process. First candidates will be required to know the pattern of exam.
Total test will be for 200 marks and time allowed will be 2 hours. There will be negative marking in the test. Each question will have negative marking of 0.25 marks and candidates will get 1 mark for each correct answer. Sections of the exam will comprise.
NABARD 2018 Syllabus
NABARD 2018 Exam is going to be conducted in three phases:
- Preliminary Exam
- Mains Exam
- Interview Process
NABARD 2018 Grade A Preliminary Exam Syllabus
|Serial Number||Sections Asked||Total Marks||Time Taken|
|2.||Reasoning||20||A composite time of 2 hours (120 minutes)|
|6.||Economic and Social Issues||40|
|7.||Agriculture and Rural Development||40|
NABARD 2018 Mains Examination
The NABARD 2018 Mains Examination comprises of both Online Objective Test as well as descriptive Test paper. Candidates have a look at NABARD 2018 Mains Exam Pattern:
|Serial Number||Exam||Test Name||Maximum Marks||Time Taken|
|1.||Phase I||General English||100||90 minutes|
|2.||Phase II||Economic and Social Issues and Agriculture and Rural Development
for General Posts and Agriculture for candidates applying for Manager Agriculture Post
|3.||Phase III||Development economics, Statistics, Finance and Management||100||90 minutes|
After the candidate clears the NABARD 2018 Mains Paper, he/she is finally called for the Interview Process.
Candidates will be required to pass each section individually and also through the overall examination. below are tips to prepare for these sections.
How to prepare English section?
Candidates should know that these are vital for preparation English language. Candidates must focus on these core concepts.
- Revise your Grammar and vocabulary
- Focus on RC, sentence improvement, error correction, error detection, re arrangement of sentences etc
Reasoning test- how to prepare
The next is the reasoning test. You must know what the core topics are and what topics you need to prepare for the examination. You will be required to work hard for reasoning though it is only for 20 marks. Focus on these topics
- Series and alphanumeric series based questions
- Direction test and blood relation test
- Syllogism test
- Number and machine arrangement
- Coding and decoding type of questions
- Sitting arrangement and line arrangement based questions
Quantitative aptitude test:
QA is one of the important part of testing the candidates knowledge of math section. Math is very important section in banking related exams so you will have to know all the core and basics concepts of math and calculation (quant) before you can start your preparation. Focus on these concepts
- Number system
- Quadratic equations
- Sequence and series, missing number etc
- Plane geometry and 3D geometry. However, questions from 3D geometry will be restricted to parallelepiped, Cone and cylinders, cube and cuboid
- DI ( this will be one of the leading sections in the exam. Questions will be asked from Bar Graph, Line diagram, Pie chart etc)
Candidates should focus on all these above topics to prepare well for the math section.
This is a test which comprises questions from current affairs and static GK also. Questions will be asked from current affairs and so you should prepare at least 3 months of current affairs for the examination. With this also a few questions can be asked from static GK which you need to prepare. With this focus on banking awareness as well, as a few questions can be asked from the banking awareness based quiz also.
Computer awareness: how to prepare?
This will be one of the easiest sections in the exam. Computer knowledge is tested to know the basic aptitude of candidates about computer and their working knowledge of computer. Very basic type of questions are asked from this section. You can learn
- Operating system details
- Input and output of computer and its parts
- Parts of computer and how do they work
- Internet technologies which are in use
- Details about viruses
- MS office and its use and short cuts
- Data base management system
How to prepare economic and social issue
This is one of the important issues which is related and associated with the preparation process. Candidates will be required to work hard to prepare this section as this is a new section for candidates. It can lead to failure also is not focused well.
There are a few simple and good books available in the market related to economic and social issues and candidates can learn these details. India has a fluctuating Economy and so it is very important for candidates to know about the economic and its structure in India. What are the core economic issues etc and what are their social impact. Obviously Economic phenomena changes the social structure and so it is important for candidates to know these details.
It is one of the core part of the NABARD examination now. Earlier the pattern of the NABARD exam was same as that of IBPS PO. But now it has changed its pattern bringing social and economic based questions along with rural development.
Candidates preparing for the exam must learn about these details. They can also learn through the online using internet and other websites.
How to prepare agriculture and rural development?
Now this is going to be one of another troubles which candidates will face mostly for all those who are from non-economic background and those who have not studied any economic or social studies during their graduation. It will also affect those candidates who have not studied agriculture and rural development and they are not aware of the issues related with it.
To prepare agriculture and rural development, you will be required to prepare well for this section. You should know what the agricultural issues in our countries are and what their impact on rural development is. The syllabus in detail for all these sections are available in the official notification and candidates can download it.
How to prepare for NABARD overall examination
One of the core parts of preparation is to maintain speed and accuracy while at online examination. today’s competition is very high and you will be required to solve a lot of question with accuracy. This can be improved by
- Regular practice
- Solve mock test papers
- Solve online/ offline for the examination
- Allocate time for each of the individual sections in the exam
- Manage your time. This will be required to pass each section.
- Maintain speed while solving questions
- Maintain accuracy for the questions