NABARD will conduct exam for RDBS grade A and B in August 2017. Now only one month is left for the preliminary exam. Probably two months for the Main Exam. English constitutes of 40 marks in Preliminary Exam and 100 Marks in Main Exam which is highest after Social and Economic Issues, and Agriculture and Rural Development part of the exam. Hence, English would play a big role in the success of any aspirant.
Now let us discuss how to prepare for English section for NABARD. NABARD has given its syllabus for English section in its notification. In preliminary exam, NABARD asks multiple type questions while in Main descriptive questions are asked.
In Preliminary exam, questions related to reading comprehension, vocabulary, spotting grammatical errors and para-jumbles are asked. The syllabus of Main exam is given below. The syllabus entails Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension and Business/ Office Correspondence. The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expressions and understanding the topic.
The candidate is required to have the clear understanding of basic grammar, and a good reading speed with comprehending skills. For that, a candidate can go through high school grammar book and daily readings of newspapers and magazines.
It is advisable to read articles related to rural development, economy and agriculture because mostly reading comprehension is given from above mentioned fields. For improving vocabulary, a candidate should go through a quick reading of the book word power made easy written by Norman Lewis.
For Main Exam, a student should practice writing letters and essays on daily basis. And before that, student should read many types of letters and essays so that a clear understanding can be achieved of how to write lucidly. For that part, a student can also choose for writing mock tests for the exam. This will be a good practice for the exam.