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NABARD Grade A Exam Analysis 2021 check here

by Anuj Jindal NTA UGC NET Mock Test & Books

NABARD Grade A Exam Analysis

Now it’s time to talk about analyzing the NABARD Grade A exams and while we do that, I would like to bring to your attention the fact that the last Grade A exam took place in 2020 only.

This is the exam we would be analyzing in our article till the 2021 exam takes place., after which the article would be updated accordingly.

By going through the 2020 NABARD Grade A exam analysis, you’ll be able to get an idea about the difficulty and the types of questions that are likely to be asked in the upcoming exams.

So without beating around the bush much, let me get straight to it.

The 2020 NABARD Grade A exam had 3 stages.

The first was Phase 1 or Prelims round, the second was phase 2 and the third was the Interview round.

Since the Interviews are not conducted in a paper/test manner and it would not be possible to analyse each of my students’ interviews, I won’t be covering interview analysis in this blog.

Know more about the NABARD Grade A Interview Round here.

Let’s go through the exam analysis of the Prelims round first.

NABARD Grade A Exam Analysis of Prelims 2020

Okay, so before we begin with the NABARD Grade A exam analysis of the prelims round, let me list down the subjects in the prelims round.

  • Reasoning
  • Computer Knowledge
  • General awareness
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Social & Economic Issues (emphasis on Rural India)
  • Agriculture & Rural Development (emphasis on Rural India)

Now, let’s take a look at subject-wise good attempts of the 2020 prelims paper.

Now, you might ask, what are good attempts?

So, basically, good attempts mean the number of questions that if attempted are considered good from the scoring point of view, taking into account the difficulty level of the paper.

You would get a better idea of the various sections provided in the exam analysis once you go through the exam pattern first.

Logical Reasoning

The difficulty level of the section of reasoning in the 2020 prelims paper was easy to moderate. The paper had 2 sets of seating arrangements and puzzle-based questions. I have listed them both below:

  • Seating Arrangement (circular) – with cities and people
  • Seating Arrangement (Linear) – 8 people and colors

The paper also had Data Sufficiency questions which were based on Box and floor-based puzzles.

Exam Analysis of NABARD Grade A - Logical Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude

This section was also of the easy-moderate difficulty level. It included only 1 set of question-based on Data Interpretation (Tabular), having 6 questions:

Exam Analysis of NABARD Grade A - Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

The English section included questions whose difficulty levels ranged from easy to moderate as well. In this section, there were 2 sets of RCs (Reading Comprehension). The first one was one of the topics of retired servicemen and their preferences on where to settle after retirement. There were 8 questions based on this Reading Comprehension.

The second RC was based on an article on business and economy. The difficulty level of this RC was higher than the first one.

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension15Moderate
Word Replacement05Easy
Fill in the Blanks05Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement05Easy-Moderate
Error Detection05Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous05Easy-Moderate
Total40Easy-Moderate

Computer Knowledge

The Difficulty level of this section was easy.

It was reported by the candidates that had appeared for this section that even those who had studied the very basics of computers, could easily attempt the questions asked in this section.

The questions asked were based on definitions and examples. I have given below the topics from which the questions had been asked:

  • Example of Hardware
  • WAN
  • Internet
  • Input-Output Device
  • LAN
  • Virus
  • SPAM and Email
  • Application Software

General Awareness (ESI & ARD)

The 2 sections, Social & Economic Issue, Rural & Agriculture Development had moderate level questions as far as difficulty is concerned.

The section on General Awareness had easy questions.

Most of the General Awareness questions were from the current affairs of the past few months.

Most questions from the Rural & Agricultural Development section were based on recently launched schemes or the ones in the news.

The Economics and Social Issues section had questions based on India’s GDP and the 2020 Budget.

That brings us to the end of the NABARD Grade A exam analysis of the Prelims 2020 exam. Now, it’s time for the analyze Mains exam.



NABARD Grade A Exam Analysis of Mains 2020

Let us quickly go through the highlights of the 2020 NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Analysis:

  • The exam was of Moderate to Difficult level as far as difficulty level goes.
  • No questions were asked from topics of Current Affairs.
  • Most questions from the subject of the Rural and Agricultural Development paper were based on Government schemes.
  • Questions from the subject of Economic & Social Issues were based in paragraphs.
  • The total duration of the exam was 180 minutes or 3 hours.

For a more detailed exam analysis of the NABARD Grade A 2020 Mains exam, watch the video provided below:


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