NABARD Grade A Exam Analysis

On August 05, 2017, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) conducted an examination for the recruitment of the Assistant Manager, under Grade A. For now, the Phase I (Preliminary) of the examination was held and the candidate who will qualify it will be called for the Main examination. The result of NABARD Grade A Exam 2017 will be announced in few weeks. However, until then, the candidates can check the NABARD Grade A Exam Analysis to evaluate their performance in the examination.

General NABARD Grade A Exam Analysis

First, let us have a look at the general exam analysis of NABARD Grade A 2017 exam.

The examination was of 200 marks and had 200 questions. These questions were of Multiple Choice Type (MCQs) and were asked from Test of Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and Economic and Social Issues. The candidates had a total of 120 minutes to attempt the exam, which was held in morning and afternoon shifts.

The distribution of questions and marks in the examination is as shown in the table:

Subjects Number of Questions In Each Section Marks Per section
Test of Reasoning 20 20
English Language 40 40
Computer Knowledge 20 20
General Awareness 20 20
Quantitative Aptitude 20 20
Economic and Social Issues 40 40
Agriculture and Rural Development 40 40
Total 200 200

Level of NABARD Grade A Exam Analysis

The overall difficulty level of the examination was moderate to tough. The candidates, who appeared for the examination were in splits. For some, the examination was too tough. On the other hand, there were candidates who find the questions decent enough.

Toughest Section: As per most of the candidates, the most difficult section was Agriculture and Rural Development. The questions in this section were technical and demanded in depth study.  Yet, many students also struggled with the Reasoning section.

Easiest Section: Easy and difficult are subjective terms. Hence, the candidates were again in splits when asked about the easiest section. Those with a strong command of the English Language found the English Section to be easiest. Whereas, few candidates sound the question in GA sections fairly easy.

Questions in Each Section NABARD Grade A Exam Analysis

The analysis of each section in the examination is as below:

Economic and Social Issues: The questions in this section were asked from

Banking, Government Committees, Budget, Economic Policies, and Social Issues.

Agriculture and Rural Development: The section was invaded by questions on Animal Husbandry, Solis, Seeds, Poultry, Name of Crop Varieties, etc.

Reasoning: The questions in this section were not time consuming, as these were asked from Blood Relationship, Data Arrangement, Coding-Decoding, Word Formatting.

English Language: In this sections, the questions were asked from Fill in the Blanks, Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Error Spotting, and Phrase Replacement.

Computer Knowledge: Mostly, the questions were based on Operating System, Input and Output Device, Malware, Hyperlink, Biometrics, Microsoft Office, Internet, Virus, Antivirus.

Quantitative Aptitude: The maximum number of questions were from Data Interpretation. However, questions on Partnership, Boats and Streams, Profit and Loss, Pipes, Simplification, etc were also asked in the examination.

Detailed Breakdown of NABARD Grade A Exam Held on August 05

The detailed analysis of all the sections, by experts, is as below:

Section Maximum Marks Level of Difficulty Good Attempts Possible Score
Economic and Social Issues 40 Moderate 16-18 13-15
Agriculture and Rural Development 40 Moderate 15-20 14-16
Reasoning 20 Easy 15-18 14-16
English Language 40 Easy-Moderate 34-35 31-33
Computer Knowledge 20 Easy-Moderate 12-14 10-12
Quantitative Aptitude 20 Easy-Moderate 14-17 13-16
General Awareness 20 Moderate 12-14 11-13

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