As we know, NABARD’s preliminary exam for A and B grade RDBS officers would be held in August 2017.
NABARD introduced Economic and Social Issues, and Agriculture and Rural Development Sections in its preliminary exam first time in 2015. Then NABARD asked 25 questions from each section. The same trend was followed in 2016 also. But, NABARD has changed its exam pattern in 2017.
NABARD has increased the number of questions from Economic and Social Issues, and Agriculture and Rural Development Sections to 40 questions from each section. This means the weightage of Economic and Social Sections has increased in preliminary exam. And, in Main exam about half of the paper constitutes questions from this section.
There are no books prescribed by NABARD for this exam. There is not much point in reading books as no one book shall suffice and even if you want to read any book then you would have to read it selectively
The questions asked in exam are not bookish but are rather based on the current affairs which are totally factual in nature. There is sectional cut off on NABARD which means you need to balance your preparation for each paper.
Here we are suggesting some important readings for NABARD’s Economic and Social Issues paper.
A student should go through the NCERT of Economics for 11th and 12th standard first of all. After completing them, a student should go through the books penned by Ramesh Singh on Indian Economy. And for broader knowledge, the book written by Uma Kapila is important, this book will be helpful to cover theoretical part where as the book written by Ramesh Singh will clear factual part.
Apart from it, a student should read about all the economic and social development related programs initiated by the Indian government in last 1 year. And, if possible, articles related to Indian Economy from leading newspapers such as the hindu or Indian express are advised to be followed.
For the coverage of Current Affairs of Economic and Social Issues Economic Survey of India, Budget, Demonetization Report by RBI, Monthly Policy Reviews by Government of India, GK Today, Yojana, India Year book, Government Schemes, Insights on India compilations, Partiyogita Darpan, are recommended to be followed by the students.