NABARD Grade A Study Plan 2022 for 3 Month, Weekly Section Wise

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 11th, 2023

NABARD Grade A exam is one of the most prestigious jobs in India. We can expect the official notification in July 2022. So you have around 3 months for the NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam preparation.

To assist you in your preparation journey, we have come up with a full-proof study plan for the NABARD Grade A exam. In this post, we have shared a study plan for NABARD Grade A 2022 exam preparation. We have tried to cover all the important topics in this study plan for NABARD Grade A exam from all the important sections including Economic and Social Issues as well as Agriculture & Rural Development.

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2022

Before moving towards the study plan and preparation strategy kindly first try to understand the NABARD Grade A exam pattern thoroughly.

Name of Test

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Total Time

Reasoning Ability



Composite time of 120 minutes (2 hours)

Decision Making



English Language



Computer Knowledge



General Awareness



Quantitative Aptitude



Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India)



Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)






Approach to Crack NABARD Grade A Exam 2022

Before approaching any exam, you must analyze the pattern and cut-offs properly. The cut-off for Phase 1 typically lies between 110 and 120. Also, there are 7 different sections in Phase I with varying weightage. The cut-off for each section remains low, but it is important to clear the sectional and overall cutoff. The most scoring sections are English, Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) and General Awareness. All of these are easy to prepare as most of the topics are interrelated. That is, if you will prepare for General Awareness, you will come across various Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development. It is important, however, to focus on terms related to Rural India.

Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development are an integral part of Phase 1 and Phase 2 exams. These two subjects are very vast in themselves, so no one book can cover all of them. You need to go to various sources to study these. If you are strong in these two topics, the examination will become a lot easier for you.

The study plan, irrespective of how expert you are would require you to:

  • Read one newspaper daily
  • Take the Current Affairs quiz daily from BYJU’S Exam Prep Website/App
  • Read about one Financial Organization (like SIDBI, NABARD, IMF, etc.) daily.

This whole exercise would take about 90 minutes. Apart from this, you should:

  • Attempt a 2-hour test for Phase-1 daily
  • Read magazines Kurukshetra and Yojana for the last 6-7 months, starting from January 2022
  • Read annual reports published by the Ministry of Agriculture/Rural Development/NABARD.
  • Monthly current affairs from our website/app

NABARD Grade A Exam 2022 Study Plan

The study plan is based on the assumption that you are aware of the ongoing pattern of the exams, and the type of questions that are being asked. We will share a plan for 90 days, approximately 12 weeks.

This study plan will finish the syllabus in 12 weeks. The rest three weeks are dedicated to testing series, revision, self-study, polishing your weak areas, and cramming of current affairs and data/statistics/various rankings of India in different indices.

Go through each topic and revise regularly. After you form a concept try to answer the short questions. When you are done with it, solve the MCQs.

Week 1

  • ARD – Definition, Problems, Branches, Statistics, Agronomy, Crop Production, Seed Production
  • ESI –Indian Economy, Privatisation, Growth and Development
  • Reasoning – High-Level Arrangement Questions (go for CAT or SBI PO Level)

Week 2

  • English – Grammar, Error Spotting.
  • ARD – Rural population in India, Problems and their Occupational structure, Rural Development, and its importance, Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities
  • ESI – Calculation of Income, Poverty, and Inflation

Week 3

  • Computer Basics,
  • Last 2 months GK from at least 2 sources, one being Gradeup.
  • ARD – Farm and Agri Engineering, Water and Irrigation Management, Handlooms Sector and its challenges
  • ESI – Social Structure in India, Status & System of Education, Problems of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, SC/ST Welfare Schemes, Social Movements.

Week 4

  • Quantitative Aptitude – Attempt different types of Number Series Questions, Profit & Loss, Percentages, averages, and Mensuration.
  • Reasoning – Puzzles, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding Questions (Tough Level).
  • ESI – Human Development, Population Trends, SECC, Globalization and its impact on Agriculture
  • ARD – Meteorology, Precision Farming, Plantation & Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Forestry – India State of Forest Report 2015

Week 5

  • Maths – Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Time & Work, Time & Distance.
  • English – Essay Writing, Report Writing, etc.
  • ESI – Technology & Agriculture, Industrial, and Labor Policy.
  • ARD – Panchayati Raj Institutions, Various Programs like Aajeevika, Swachh Bharat, etc.

Week 6

  • ESI – Issues in Food Security in India – Non-Institutional and Institutional Agencies in rural credit
  • ARD – Agriculture Extensions, Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendras, Ecology and Climate Change, Green House Gases, carbon credit, IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP, NAPCC, SAPCC, INDC.

Week 7

  • Revision of Budget, Economic Survey, and NABARD and various other Ministry Reports, data/statistics/various rankings of India in different indices.

Week 8

  • Full-Length Test for Phase 1, Current Affairs, Revision of weak areas
  • Revise ESI and ARD major topics

Week 9

  • Full-Length Test for Phase 1, Revision of weak areas
  • Practice Quant, reasoning, and English MCQs

Week 10

  • Revise current affairs and GA
  • Revise Computer GA

Week 11

  • Attempt 1 Full-Length Test for Phase 1 regularly, Revision of weak areas
  • Revise important concepts, theories, and formulas

Week 12

  • Attempt 1 Full-Length Test for Phase 1 regularly, Revision of weak areas
  • Revise your hand-written notes if any

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