NABARD Assistant Manager Syllabus 2016 NABARD Manager Exam Syllabus 2016 NABARD Syllabus 2016 for Grade A & B Managers Posts NABARD Manager Exam Pattern/Scheme Pre & Mains
NABARD Exam Syllabus 2016
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development eminently known as NABARD will going to conduct an ONLINE Written exam for recruitment to post of Assistant Manager and Manager under Grade A & B. As we all know that Post of AM is very prestigious & taking greater knowledge with responsibility. So NABARD conduct this Exam in two Phases.
As the Time Goes, competition for competitive exam gets tougher & Standard of Exam is also very high. Only Proper & Goal Oriented Preparation will help you for Selection. Smart study plan always work rather than exhaustive full study Plan. Prepare for exam differently than other candidates. In this article, we are providing you Important Topics from Large syllabus of Phase I Exam & Detailed Syllabus for each stream for Phase II.
Phase I (Preliminary Exam)
Phase I will be Online Written exam consisting of 200 marks. Scheme of Exam is as follows:-
|Part-I||(i) Test of Reasoning||40|
|(ii) English Language||40|
|(iii) Computer Knowledge||20|
|(iv) General Awareness||20|
|(v) Quantitative Aptitude||30|
|Part-II||(i) Economic & Social Issues||25|
|(ii) Agriculture & Rural Development||25|
- Total Time Duration of exam is 02:00 hours (120 minutes).
- There will be penalty for wrong answers i.e. for every wrong answer, one-fourth of the mark assigned to that question will be deducted from those obtained by the candidates.
Phase II (Main Exam)
Candidates who are qualified in Phase-I exam will be Appeared in Phase-II exam. In Phase-II examination there are three papers.
Paper-I (Writing skills online through key board) General English: (Descriptive) – 100 marks
► The analytical and drafting ability of the candidate shall be assessed from the Descriptive English paper through essay writing, comprehension, report writing, paragraph writing & Letter writing.
► Duration: 1½ hrs.
Paper-II : (MCQ) – 100 marks
► Economic and Social Issues and Agriculture and Rural Development.
► Duration: 1½ hrs.
Paper III (only for Managers in Grade ‘A’) : (MCQ) – 100 marks
► Analytical Paper on Development Economics, Statistics, Finance and Management.
► Duration: 1½ hrs.
Phase I (Preliminary Exam)
Exam Syllabus for NABARD Phase I Exam is given below:-
Reasoning :- Focus on Comprehension Reasoning, Venn Diagrams, Number Series, Coding and de-coding, Problem Solving Techniques, Statement & Conclusion type questions, arithmetic reasoning, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series, syllogistic reasoning, Seating Arrangements.
English Language :- Mainly Focus on the topics like Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Error, Sentence correction, fill in the blanks, Comprehension & Cloze Test etc.
Quantitative Aptitude :- Questions will be asked from Simplification, Average, Percentage, Time & Work, Area, profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Speed, Investment, HCF LCM, Problem On Ages , Bar Graph, Pictorial Graph, Pie Chart. Date Interpretation is the section which have to be focused.
General Awareness :- Questions will be asked from Indian Current Events, Banking, General Science, General Knowledge. Focus will be mainly on Current affairs of National & International news, Important dates, Current Science, Technology, Sports & Culture & Banking Sector. Some questions from Marketing can come in the exam.
Computer Awareness :- Basic of Computers, Computer Organization, Generations of computer, Input & Output Device, Shortcuts & Basic knowledge MS word, MS Excel, MS power point, Memory Orientation, Internet, LAN, WAN, Modem, Computer Abbreviations, Modern day Technology. Remember short cut Tricks of MS Word, MS Excel & Computer Abbreviations.
Phase II (Main Exam)
I) Paper I English: Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence.
II) Paper II
Economic and Social Issues:
Nature of Indian Economy-Structural and Institutional features-Economic under development-Opening up the Indian Economy-Globalization-Economic Reforms in India-Privatization. Inflation-Trends in Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual Income. Objectives of Economy Planning-Evaluation 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-Urbanization 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.
Agriculture & Rural Development
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.
1. Agriculture: definition, meaning and its branches, Agronomy: definition, meaning and scope of agronomy. Classification of field crops. Factors affecting on crop production, Agro Climatic Zones; Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems. Problems of dry land agriculture; Seed production, seed processing, seed village; Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory; Precision Farming, System of Crop Intensification, organic farming;
a) Soil and Water Conservation: Major soil types, soil fertility, fertilizers, soil erosion, soil conservation, watershed management;
b) Water Resource: Irrigation Management: types of irrigation, sources of irrigation, crop-water requirement, command area development, water conservation techniques, micro-irrigation, irrigation pumps, major, medium and minor irrigation.
c) Farm and Agri Engineering: Farm Machinery and Power, Sources of power on the farm-human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass, bio fuels, waterharvesting structures, farm ponds, watershed management, Agro Processing, Controlled and modified storage, perishable food storage, godowns, bins and grain silos.
d) Plantation & Horticulture : Definition, meaning and its branches. Agronomic practices and production technology of various plantation and horticulture crops. Post-harvest management, value and supply chain management of Plantation and Horticulture crops.
e) Animal Husbandry: Farm animals and their role in Indian economy, Animal husbandry methods in India, common terms pertaining to different species of livestock, Utility-10-classification of breeds of cattle. Introduction to common feeds and fodders, their classification and utility. Introduction to poultry industry in India (past, present and future status), Common terms pertaining to poultry production and management. Concept of mixed farming and its relevance to socio-economic conditions of farmers in India. Complimentary and obligatory nature of livestock and poultry production with that of agricultural farming.
f) Fisheries: Fisheries resources, management and exploitation-freshwater, brackish water and marine; Aquaculture-Inland and marine; biotechnology; post-harvest technology. Importance of fisheries in India. Common terms pertaining to fish production.
g) Forestry: Basic concepts of Forest and Forestry. Principles of silviculture, forest mensuration, forest management and forest economics. Concepts of social forestry, agroforestry, joint forest management. Forest policy and legislation in India, India State of Forest Report 2015. Recent developments under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
h) Agricultural extensions: Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programmes, Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s (KVK) in dissemination of Agricultural technologies.
i) Ecology and Climate Change: Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, their sustainable management and conservation. Causes of climate change, Green House Gases(GHG), major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis, distinguish between adaptation and mitigation, 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
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.
Rural population in India; Occupational structure, Farmers, Agricultural Labourers, Artisans, Handicrafts, Traders, Forest dwellers/tribes and others in rural India-Trends of change in rural population and rural work force; problems and conditions of rural labour; Issues and challenges in Handlooms.
Panchayati Raj Institutions–Functions and Working. MGNREGA, NRLM–Aajeevika, Rural Drinking water Programmes, Swachh Bharat, Rural housing, PURA and other rural development programmes.
Rural Credit System, Role of Rural Credit in Rural Development. Evolution and Growth of Rural Credit System in India. Role and functions of RBI, NABARD, SIDBI and other financial institutions.
Analytical Paper on Development Economics, Statistics, Finance and Management (For Grade ‘B’ Examination):
1. Development Economics: Measures of development, Economic Development Models, role of subsidies, importance of savings and investment, Importance of agriculture, Terms of tradein agriculture, Development issues in India–Post 2015 Agenda.
2. 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.
3. Finance: Financial system in India; Regulation of Banks & Financial Institutions, Banking and financial Institutions in India; financial system-features, characteristics and issues; Microfinance, 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,
4. 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.
Note : The above syllabus is only indicative and not exhaustive.
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