NABARD Assistant Managers (Grade ‘A’ & ‘B’) Scheme of Exam and Syllabus

Phase I
Quantitative Aptitude:
Simplifications, Numbers, Problems on Numbers, L.C.M and H.C.F, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Time and Work, Boats & Streams, Age Relations, Percentages, Partnership, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Geometry and Data Interpretation.

Test of Reasoning: Number Series, Coding -Decoding, Sequence & Series, Alphabet test, Classification, Blood Relations, Direction Test, Venn Diagrams, Group Reasoning, Number, Ranking & Time Sequence Test and Logical Arrangement of Words.

English Language: Antonyms, Synonyms, Paragraph Questions, Spelling Mistakes, Comprehensions, Sentence Rearrangement, Error Correction, Articles and Prepositions, Active Voice & Passive Voice.

Computer Awareness: Characteristics of Computers, Basic applications of computers, Central Processing Unit (CPU), Input/ Output devices, Computer memory, Concept of Hardware and Software, Classifications of computers, Operating systems and basics of Windows, Internet and networking, MS Word, Excel, Power Point etc.

General Awareness: Current Affairs, Banking, Finance, Sports, General Science, History & Culture, Geography, Polity, Economy, Books and Authors, Awards and Important dates etc.

Phase II
Paper I – English:
Essay, Precis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence.

Paper II – Economic and Social Issues:
Nature of Indian Economy - Structural and Institutional features - Economic underdevelopment – Opening up the Indian Economy - Globalisation - Economic Reforms in India - Privatisation. Inflation - Trends in Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual Income. Objectives of Economy Planning- Evaluation of Indian Planning Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India - Rural and Urban - Measurement of Poverty - Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government. Population Trends - Population Growth and Economic Development - Population Policy in India. Agriculture - Characteristics / Status - Technical and Institutional changes in Indian Agriculture - Agricultural performance - Issues in Food Security in India - Non Institutional and Institutional Agencies in rural credit. Industry - Industrial and Labour Policy - Industrial performance - Regional Imbalance in India's Industrial Development - Public Sector Enterprises. Rural Marketing Development of banking and financial institutions in India - Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector. Globalisation of Economy - Role of International Funding Institutions - IMF & World Bank - WTO – Regional Economic Co-operation. Social Structure in India - Multiculturalism - Demographic trends - Urbanisation and Migration - Gender Issues Joint family system - Social Infrastructure - Education - Health and Environment. Education - Status & System of Education - Socio -Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy - Educational relevance and educational wastage - Educational Policy for India.

Social Justice: Problems of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes - socio-economic programmes for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other backward classes. Positive Discrimination in favour of the under privileged - Social Movements - Indian Political Systems - Human Development. Current Economic and Social Issues.

Paper II – Legal:
  • The Constitution of India
  • Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • Partnership Act, 1932
  • Companies Act, 1956
  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • The Transfer of Property Act, 1882
  • Sales of Good Act
  • Industrial Disputes Acts, 1947
  • Trade Union Act, 1926
  • Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  • Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
  • Indian Easements Act, 1882
  • Specific Relief Act
  • Indian Succession Act, 1925
  • Hindu Succession Act, 1956
  • Information Technology Act 2005
  • RTI Act, 2005
  • Sarfaesi Act, 2002.
Paper III – Analytical Paper on Development, Statistics, finance and Management:
Development Economics:
Measures of development, Economic Development Models, role of subsidies, importance of savings and investment, Importance of agriculture, Terms of trade in agriculture, Development issues in India.

Statistics: Basic statistical concepts, Summarizing of data, Frequency distribution, Measures of Central Tendency, Relative dispersion, Elementary probability, Relative frequency approach, sampling, Axiomatic Approach, Elements of integration and differentiation, Set theory and their applications, Permutations and Combinations, Matrices, concept, notation and types, Analysis of frequency distribution

Finance: Financial system in India; Banking and financial Institutions in India; Informal financial system- features, characteristics and issues; Micro finance significance and importance; Union fiscal budget; Project finance Assessment and Sources for block capital, working capital, Infrastructure financing- Sources of capital, instruments and methods, salient features; Development finance- scope and needs of development finance; Concept of project cycle management, Log-frame analysis, goal oriented planning; Participatory rural appraisal, significance of development finance

Management: Functions of Management and tools of management; Leadership styles; Human Resource Development; Organizational climate; Motivation; Change management; Organizational  communication; Role of hierarchy in organisations; Strategy planning & Management- SWOT analysis, Evolving  Organizational Vision-Mission-Goal, Development planning and Joint problem solving; Corporate Governance and Corporate Responsibility- Elements of good corporate governance; Right to Information Act- Whistle blower schemes; Importance of Corporate Social Responsibility, methods of executing corporate social responsibility

NOTE: The above syllabus is only indicative and not exhaustive.
Published on 1/8/2015 5:54:00 PM
NABARD Assistant Managers (Grade ‘A’ & ‘B’) Scheme of Exam and Syllabus

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