Tips to Prepare NABARD Agriculture and Rural Development in Last 20 Days

By Jyoti Bisht|Updated : August 17th, 2022

The NABARD Grade A prelims exam date is already scheduled for 7th September 2022, it is clear that the clock is running for the NABARD Grade A 2022 recruitment examination.

The majority of the aspirants for this examination come from a non-agriculture background, thus cracking the papers of Agriculture and Rural Development becomes a major issue.

Its importance can be understood from the fact that this section is present in both phases, before the interview.

Here, we have tried to draw a strategy that would be the most productive and effective one for the aspirants appearing in the Phase 1 examination.

You can pass the exam on your first attempt if you study properly. But you need to make sure you're ready for it. Before you start studying for the exam, you need to have a good understanding of what you need to learn. Otherwise, your preparation will never be effective. Both agricultural and rural development-related inquiries will be included in this area.

Tips to prepare NABARD Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD)

First and foremost, any aspirant who is looking to get past this recruitment drive needs to understand the pattern and the syllabus of the examination, there is hardly any room for skipping this part. The syllabus and the pattern can be referred to from the official notification released by NABARD.

Understanding the pattern

According to the present pattern, 40 questions carrying 40 marks are asked in the Agriculture and Rural Development section of the Phase 1 paper. The pattern of the NABARD recruitment changed last year, which means that only one paper has been conducted on the contemporary pattern.

Sources to explore

The biggest problem in this paper is the absence of any specific standard source on which the aspirants can rely completely for their preparation. The way to go around this problem is to pick one topic from the syllabus and finish the topic for once from a legitimate source before moving on to another topic.

Other than the books, it is equally important to explore the available online material regarding any particular subject. Several online sources like the government websites of the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmer Welfare and the Ministry of Food Processing Industries hold extra weightage when it comes to this examination. The aspirant should explore the major surveys and indices released by these ministries.

The indices and agricultural performance data mentioned in the Economic Survey need to be given proper weightage as it can get the aspirant some very easy but crucial marks in the examination. Another important document is the Union Budget. All the major allocations to the agriculture sector need to be studied with close vigilance.

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Books To Refer To

There is no one book that covers the whole syllabus of this paper. Thus, it is important to look for books specializing in particular topics.


The above four books cover the syllabus majorly for the examination and thus it is advisable to go through these books with consideration of the topics mentioned in the syllabus.

Course of action

This is the most important time in preparation for the examination as the information collected during this time will play the most crucial role in cracking the paper.

For those beginning now

The syllabus of the Agriculture and Rural Development section is extensive and thus it is important that one picks the topics that they feel they can finish quickly and move on to the next topic. There is no point wasting extra time on bigger topics that might take more time because guess what, there is a dearth of time now.

It is important to take a buffer of days before the examination for pure practice.  But the key here is to ensure that the practice part is not left solely for the end but is taken alongside.

For those with a Readied Background

Those who have been preparing for this examination earlier need to utilize this time to hone their chances by practicing as much as possible. One mock paper on a daily basis can work wonders for the aspirants of this category.

The most effective way to go along with this is to take a mock, review its solutions and answers and reattempt it to check whether it has had the desired effect on the preparation or not. Taking 10-15 such papers can lead to incredible confidence which will be handy in the paper.

Going through the summary of the topics through the notes is all the reading the aspirants of this category need to do.

One thing goes without saying that this time, in particular, should be given more and more practice, taking constant quizzes and analyzing the responses goes a long way in ensuring that all the labor that has gone into the preparation bears the desired fruit.

NABARD Grade A holds a very prominent place in the hierarchy of the banking examinations in India and thus giving this examination an exorbitant effort is totally worth it.

Try to use this opportunity to clear the examination and get through with it.

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Kindly go through the below link to download the most expected questions of the General Awareness section for the NABARD Grade A Exam 2022.

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  • The preparation tips for Agriculture & Rural Development: The majority of the enquiries concern government initiatives. Pay close attention to the program that NABARD, the Ministry of Rural Development, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare launched.

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  • Include all ARD-related news from the previous year. The CA questions are easy to understand and are based on recent schemes and program's facts and data. We advise you to divide your attention between the static and current affairs sections of ARD.

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