NABARD’s preliminary exam for Grade A and Grade B was held on 5 August and 6 August respectively. This year’s paper came with a difference. This year 40 questions were asked from Agriculture and Rural Development, and 40 questions were asked from Economic and Social Issues. And, 20 questions were reduced from Reasoning and 20 questions were reduced from Quantitative Aptitude. So this means the cut off would change this time.
Previous year the cut off for General Category was 112.5 Marks for A grade officers, and 122 For B Grade officers. This year the preliminary exam was different for both grades officers while previous only one exam was conducted for both grades. Here is the list of the cut off for grade A in 2016:
This year, the questions asked in Computer, General Awareness, Reasoning, English and Quantitative Aptitude section were easy. It is likely that the sectional cutoff for all these sections would dwell between 40 to 45 percent per section. That means, for the sections carrying 20 Marks, the cutoff would be 8 to 10 per section. And, the questions asked from the agriculture and rural development section were scientific in nature. So it is expected that the sectional cut off would dwell between 15 to 18 in this section. So, in this way, the overall cut off is expected to be around 105 to 110 for general category. 95 to 100 for OBC category, and 90 to 96 for SC and 75 to 80 for ST category.