Anuj Jindal, Competitive Exams Expert, CEO, Anujjindal.in Platform discusses the recruitment process, career and preparation for success
The National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development or NABARD has announced a total of 162 vacancies for the posts of Grade A and Grade B officer posts. As per the newspaper advertisement out of the 162 vacancies announced, 155 were for the Grade A officer posts and the remaining 7 are for the Grade B posts. Out of the 155 vacancies announced for the Grade A posts, 148 are for those of the “Rural Development Banking Service” (RDBS) stream, 5 of the “Rajbhasha Service” stream, and 2 of the “Protocol & Security Service” stream. As for the 7 vacancies announced for the NABARD Grade B posts, are wholly RDBS stream.
The registration to apply for online exam is from 17th of July to 7th of August, 2021. Therefore, all interested and eligible candidates should start registering for the exams as soon as the registration portals open up. Also, to be noted is that the registrations will be online, only.
You must be somewhere between the ages of 21 and 30 years as of 01.01.2021, i.e., for you to be able to take the exams, your date of birth should lie between the dates of 02.01.1990 and 01.01.2000.
The result of the final term/semester/year examination of the required educational qualification must have been declared on or before the 1st of January of the year. If your final year/semester results have been declared on or after the 2nd January of the respective year, you will not be eligible to apply for NABARD Grade A recruitment.
The NABARD Grade A post holds a much respected position in the country. NABARD is a National Bank and because of that, there are various advantages to being a NABARD Grade A officer.
The NABARD Grade B and NABARD Grade A exams are pretty similar. The only difference between the two is that there’s an extra paper involved in the second phase of the NABARD Grade B exam.
The extra paper is an analytical Paper-based on the subjects of Development Economics, Statistics, Finance, and Management. The one who is able to clear the NABARD Grade B exam becomes a NABARD Grade B officer. Grade B officers are hierarchically superior to their Grade A counterparts.
- NABARD Assistant Manager (Grade ‘A’)
- NABARD Manager (Grade ‘B’)
- NABARD Development Assistant
- NABARD Office Attendant
Preparation Strategy for NABARD
To prepare for NABARD Grade A 2021 exam in the best manner follow the below-given steps:
- Start early, stay ahead. It requires strategized and planned preparation to be able to clear an exam of the stature of NABARD Grade A. While preparing for NABARD, does not always mean that you should have complete knowledge of agriculture as a subject. Learning the basics is essential.
- Thoroughly understand the pattern and syllabus of the exams. Attempting previous year question papers helps to understand the pattern. Solve as many questions as possible. Analyse the questions and the solutions and assess where you lack and what else needs to be done to get most of these questions right in the stipulated time.
- Cover the current affairs of the last 3-4 months prior to the date of the examination. As of now, you can start covering the current affairs starting January 2021.
- ESI & ARD preparation would be common for both Phase-1 & Phase-2 exams. You will have to do a simultaneous prep for Phase-1 & Phase-2. In Phase-1, 80 out of 200 marks are from ESI & ARD, when you study for ARD & ESI, you study for both the Phases.
- Topics to be covered
- o Fisheries in India
- o Animal Husbandry in India – Types, Importance & more
- o Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture
- o Agronomy
- o Soil Science
- o Agricultural Engineering
- o Horticulture
- o Role of Economic Planning
- o Poverty Alleviation & Employment Generation
- o Irrigation Management
- o Industrial & Labour Policy
- o Fiscal Policy
6. Make a planner before starting the studies and be persistent on the planner. Cover the basic chapters of ESI & ARD during weekdays while reserving the weekends for the coverage & revision of the current affairs, and practising Quants, Reasoning & English Questions.
7. Follow the best study material mentioned below
o NABARD and Its Significance in Agriculture by Book by S.K. Chaudhary
o Agricultural Finance in India: The Role of NABARD, Book by K. Prabhakar Rajkumar
o Quantitative Aptitude by Book by R.S. Aggarwal
8.Anujjindal.in offers the best NABARD Grade A & B Online Coaching which will help you crack the exam with ease in your first attempt.
9.Avoid distractions and prepare with mock test. Mock tests would help you cover questions of varying difficulty levels from the syllabus of these subjects.