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How to Prepare for NABARD Grade-A Prelims Exam; Tips and Tricks Inside

Sugandh Bhatnagar
Sugandh Bhatnagar
NABARD is inviting applications for Grade A & B officers.

NABARD has invited applications for Grade A & B officers and online applications have begun from 17th July, 2021. Students who were preparing for this exam must have tightened their belts to perform their best. It is very important to organize, plan and prioritize the important topics. In this article you can find detailed strategy to prepare for NABARD Grade-A 2021 preliminary exam.

NABARD Grade-A Exam Pattern 2021:

The first step towards acing the exam is to understand the exam pattern. This is very important to get a fair idea about the marking scheme, the time allotted, name and number of sections, total questions etc.

Section Name

Number of Questions

Reasoning

20

Quantitative Aptitude

20

Computer Knowledge

20

General Awareness

20

English Language

40

Agriculture and Rural Development

40

Economic and Social Issues

40

Tips to Consider

  • The time duration for NABARD Grade A prelims is 120 minutes i.e. 2 hours. The different sections are not individually timed. This means you are left with just a little over 30 seconds per question. Understand that time management is the key to clear this exam.

  • The preliminary examination is a gate-pass to NABARD Grade A mains examination. It is only qualifying in nature. Candidates must clear this exam as well as the cutoff in order to qualify for the next round. Therefore it is important to keep studying for the mains examinations along with the prelims.

  • Select your questions wisely and attempt only those questions that you are sure about as there is negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrongly attempted question. You wouldn’t want to lose marks in vain.

Go through the syllabus: The next step towards getting a little closer to qualifying for the exam is to go through the detailed syllabus. But one must remember that merely finishing the syllabus will be of no use. Practicing is very important; it will help you increase your speed and accuracy and that is exactly what you need.

Check previous year's question papers: Most competitive exams have a similar pattern every year. By carefully analyzing the previous year’s question papers you can get a basic idea about the level of difficulty and what kind of questions may be asked.

 Check the previous year’s cut off: Checking the cutoff helps to set a benchmark for yourself. You can estimate how much you will have to push yourself to qualify for the next exam. You can find NABARD Grade A prelims 2020 cut off below:

Category

REASONING

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE

GENERAL AWARENESS

ECONOMIC & SOCIAL ISSUES

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE

SC/ST/OBC/PWD

1.00

3.50

1.50

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

EWS/Unreserved

2.25

8.50

3.25

1.75

2.00

1.00

1.25

Take mock tests: Taking a mock test is literally giving the exam before the actual exam. It can help the aspirants to analyze their performance deeply.

Follow Reliable study sources: Having a stock of good study material can make your preparation easy and effective, saving your time from shuffling between various books.

All the best for your exam and stay tuned to Krishi Jagran for latest updates!

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