What is the New Exam Pattern of NABARD Grade A Exam 2021

What is the New Exam Pattern of NABARD Grade A Exam 2021. NABARD Grade A 2021 Recruitment Notification has been released with some major changes in Educational Qualification, Exam Pattern of Prelim and Mains, Syllabus and Interview.

Major Changes in NABARD Grade A 2021

Test of Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Decision Making have been made qualifying in nature in NABARD Grade A Prelim Exam

Previously Paper II in Mains exam used to be Objective with carrying 100 marks each (There used to be 35 - 2 Marker Questions and 30 - 1 Marker Questions) but in the new pattern they have introduced answer writing for 50–50 marks in both the paper.

Previously NABARD Grade A Interview was of Only 25 Marks but this time it has been increased to 50 Marks which increase the weightage of Interview in Final Selection of Candidate.


What is the New Exam Pattern of NABARD Grade A Exam 2021

NABARD Grade A : Change in Educational Qualification

Previously it required only 55% in graduation for Gen/EWS/OBC category but with the new change in NABARD Grade A Exam 2021, these category students need 60% across the various post to be eligible to fill the form.

General : Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate OR Post Graduate degree, MBA/PGDM with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate OR CA/ CS/ICWA OR Ph.D from Institutions recognized by GOI/UGC .


NABARD Grade A Exam : New Exam Pattern

Changes in Prelim Exam 
  • Qualifying Section - Test of Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Decision Making
  • Merit Section - General Awareness, Eco & Soc. Issues (with focus on Rural India), Agriculture & Rural Development with Emphasis on Rural India.
  • Shortlisting of the candidates for the Main exam will be based on marks scored in the Merit section only.
Changes in Mains Exam 

  • For Paper II, there will be 30 questions and 50 marks for Objective questions (some questions carrying 2 marks each and some carrying 1 mark each).
  • In case of Descriptive questions, 6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions (2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each).
  • In case, candidate answers more than 4 questions in descriptive, first 4 shall be evaluated.


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NABARD Grade A 2021 : Interview Marks Increased 

Previously NABARD Grade A Interview was of Only 25 Marks but this time it has been increased to 50 Marks which increase the weightage of Interview in Final Selection of Candidate.





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