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NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2022 Syllabus for Prelims and Mains: Download PDF Here

RupsaUpdated On: October 07, 2022 02:56 pm IST

NABARD Grade A recruitment 2022 syllabus is available here for both Prelims and Mains. Aspirants can go through the paper-wise topics below while preparing for the recruitment exam. 

NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2022 Syllabus

NABARD Grade A 2022 Syllabus: For candidates wanting to appear for the NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2022 process, knowing the complete syllabus is the first step towards preparing for the banking exam. The NABARD Grade A 2022 syllabus is divided into two parts – the Prelims and the Mains – and is focused mainly on the various banking and agricultural topics and issues among others. Candidates who have filled the application from for NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2022 must go through the syllabus explained below to give their preparation the right direction. 

NABARD Grade A 2022 Syllabus – Prelims & Mains 

Here is a look at the complete syllabus for both Prelims and Mains of the NABARD Grade A recruitment 2022 exam:

NABARD Grade A Prelims Syllabus:


Name of Topic

English Language

  • Cloze test

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Sentence improvement

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Spotting the errors

  • Sentence rearrangement

  • New pattern questions

  • Para Jumbles

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Quadratic Equations

  • Data Interpretations

  • Number Series

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Simplification/ Approximation

  • Arithmetic Questions

  • Mathematical Inequalities

  • Quantity Comparisons

Reasoning Ability

  • Syllogism

  • Puzzles & Seating Arrangement

  • Data sufficiency

  • Inequality

  • Statement-based Questions (Verbal Reasoning)

  • Miscellaneous Questions

  • Blood Relations

  • Input-Output

  • Coding-Decoding

Computer Knowledge

  • Input-Output Devices

  • Internet

  • DBMS

  • MS Office

  • Networking

  • History of Computers & Generations

  • Shortcuts

General Awareness

  • Insurance

  • Banking and Economy

  • Current Affairs

  • Recent Appointments

  • Sports

  • Awards and Recognitions

  • National and International News

  • New Schemes

  • Latest Developments in Science and Technology

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NABARD Grade A Mains Syllabus:



Name of Topic

Paper I - English Language


  • Essay

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Précis Writing

  • Business/Office Correspondence

Paper II – Economic & Social Issues


  • Impact on National Economy and Individual Income

  • Trends in Inflation

Nature of the Indian Economy

  • Economic Underdevelopment

  • Structural and Institutional Features

  • Opening Up the Indian Economy

  • Globalization

  • Privatization

  • Economic Reforms in India

Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India

  • Measurement of Poverty

  • Urban and Rural

  • Government Programs for Poverty Alleviation 


  • Technical and Institutional Changes in Indian Agriculture

  • Characteristics/Status

  • Issues in Food Security in India

  • Agricultural Performance

  • Non-Institutional and Institutional Agencies in Rural Credit

Population Trends

  • Population Policy in India

  • Population Growth and Economic Development


  • Industrial Performance

  • Industrial and Labour Policy

  • Public Sector Enterprises

  • Regional Imbalance in India's Industrial Development

Globalization of Economy

  • IMF & World Bank

  • Regional Economic Co-operation

  • WTO

  • Role of International Funding Institutions

Financial Institutions in India and Rural banking

  • Reforms in the Banking/Financial Sector


  • Socio-Economic Problems Associated with Illiteracy

  • Status & System of Education

  • Educational Policy for India.

  • Educational Relevance and Educational Wastage

Social Structure in India

  • Demographic Trends

  • Multiculturalism

  • Urbanization and Migration

  • Social Infrastructure

  • Education

  • Gender Issues & Joint Family System

  • Health and Environment

Social Justice

  • Problems of SC/STs

  • Socio-Economic Programs for SC/ST/OBCs

Positive Discrimination in Favour of the Underprivileged

  • Social Movements

  • Human Development

  • Indian Political Systems

Paper II - Agriculture & Rural Development

Soil and Water Conservation

  • Soil Fertility

  • Major Types of Soil 

  • Fertilizers

  • Soil Conservation

  • Soil Erosion

  • Watershed Management


  • Agronomy: Definition, Meaning, and Scope

  • Agriculture: Definition, Meaning, and Branches

  • Factors Affecting Crop Production

  • Classification of Field Crops

  • Cropping Systems: Types and Definition of Cropping Systems

  • Agro Climatic Zones

  • Meteorology: Weather Parameters, Crop-Weather Advisory

  • System of Crop Intensification

  • Precision Farming

  • Organic farming

  • Dry Land Problems: Seed Processing, Seed Production, Seed Village

Water Resource

  • Types of Irrigation

  • Irrigation Management

  • Crop-Water Requirement

  • Sources of Irrigation

  • Command Area Development

  • Micro-Irrigation

  • Irrigation Pumps

  • Water Conservation Techniques

  • Major, Medium, and Minor Irrigation

Plantation & Horticulture

  • Definition, Meaning, and Branches

  • Value and Supply Chain Management of Plantation and Horticulture Crops, Post-harvest Management

  • Production Technology of Various Plantation, Agronomic Practices and Horticulture Crops

Farm and Agri Engineering

  • Water Harvesting Structures

  • Farm Machinery and Power

  • Farm Ponds

  • Agro-Processing

  • Perishable Food Storage

  • Sources of Power on the Farm: Human, Animal, Mechanical, Electrical, Wind, Solar and Biomass, Biofuels, Godowns, Bins, and Grain Silos


  • Exploitation and Management - Freshwater, Marine, Brackish Water, Aquaculture- Inland and Marine

  • Fisheries Resources

  • Biotechnology

  • Importance of Fisheries in India

  • Post-harvest Technology

  • Common Terms Pertaining to Fish Production

Animal Husbandry

  • Farm, Animals and Their Specifications and Role in the Indian Economy

  • Different Species of Livestock

  • Utility Classification of Breeds of Cattle

  • Animal Husbandry Methods in India

  • Common Feeds and Fodders, Their Utility and Classification

  • Poultry Production and Management

  • Introduction: Poultry Industry

  • Obligatory and Complimentary Nature of Livestock and Poultry Production with that of Agricultural Farming

  • The Significance of Mixed Farming and Its Relevance to Socio-Economic Conditions of Farmers in India


  • Principles of Forest Mensuration, Silviculture, Forest Management, and Forest Economics

  • Basic Concepts of Forest and Forestry

  • Agroforestry Concepts

  • Joint Forest Management

  • Social Forestry

  • India State of Forest Report 

  • Legislation and Forest Policy in India

  • Recent Developments Under the Ministry of Forest and Climate Change and Ministry of Environment

Ecology and Climate Change

  • Green House Gases (GCG)

  • Ecology and Its Relevance to Man, Natural Resources, Sustainable Management, and Conservation

  • Climate Analysis

  • Causes of Climate Change, Major GHG Emitting Countries, Distinguish Between Adaptation and Mitigation

  • Carbon Credit

  • Climate change Impacts on Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods

  • IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP Meetings

  • Government of India NAPCC, SAPCC, INDC

  • Funding Mechanisms for Climate Change Projects

Agriculture Extensions

  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra's (KVK): Dissemination of Agricultural Technologies

  • Methods, Role and Its Importance of Evaluation of Extension Programs

Present Conditions of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities

  • Major Challenges in Agriculture Measures to Enhance Viability of Agriculture

  • Factors of Production in Agriculture

  • Recent trends

  • Impact of Issues of Food Security and Globalization on Indian Agriculture

  • Agricultural Finance and Marketing

  • Concept and Types of Farm Management

Paper II – Rural Development


  • Structure of the Indian Rural Economy

  • Concept of Rural Area

  • Role and Importance of the Rural Sector in India

  • Causes of Rural Backwardness.

  • Rural population in India

  • Social, Economic and Demographic Characteristics of the Indian Rural Economy

  • Occupational Structure

  • Changes in Trends of Rural Population and Rural Workforce

  • Agricultural Laborers, Handicrafts, Farmers, Artisans, Traders, Forest Dwellers/Tribes, and Others in Rural India

  • Problems and Conditions of Rural Labour

  • Issues and challenges in Handlooms

  • Panchayati Raj Institutions – Functions and Working.

  • NRLM, and MGNREGA–Rural Housing, PURA, Aajeevika, and Rural Drinking Water Programs

  • Other Rural Development Programs, Swachh Bharat

Candidates can also download the NABARD Grade A 2022 syllabus PDF from the link below:

NABARD Grade A 2022 Syllabus - Download PDF

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