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NABARD Grade A Assistant Manager Recruitment 2018: Online preliminary exam analysis

Analysis and reviews of NABARD Grade ‘A’ prelims exam (2018) for the recruitment to Assistant Manager Post in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) is available here.

May 21, 2018 10:31 IST
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NABARD Assistant Manager Recruitment (Grade A) 2018
NABARD Assistant Manager Recruitment (Grade A) 2018

Analysis and reviews of NABARD Grade ‘A’ prelims exam (2018) for the recruitment to Assistant Manager Post in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) is available here. The online exam (1st shift) was held today and a team from Jagranjosh.com has collected feedback and reviews from various examination centres (first shift) where NABARD conducted exams today.

The reporting time for the first shift of NABARD 2018 exam was 9:00 AM. Gates of the examination centres were opened few minutes before the reporting time. After entry, verification process was started. After verification process (which took almost 30 to 45 minutes) the students were asked to log in and the online exam began.

Examination pattern of the NABARD Grade A Exam 2018 (Prelims or Phase I):

Total 120 multiple choice questions were asked in the paper. Each MCQ had five options and candidates had to select 1 correct option out of five. These 120 questions were divided into 7 sections as given below

Name of Test

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Reasoning

20

20

English Language

40

40

Computer Knowledge

20

20

General Awareness

20

20

Economic & Social Issues with focus on rural India

40

40

Agriculture & Rural Development with focus on rural India

40

40

Quantitative Aptitude

20

20

Total

200

200

The online test carried total 200 marks and the time duration to finish the complete exam was 120 minutes.

As per the instructions, candidates will get 1 mark for each correct response, zero marks for no response. However for each incorrect response 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

NABARD Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ Exam: Previous Year Question Paper

Difficult level of the NABARD exam 2018:

Many students who took the prelims exam told us that most of the questions in the paper were easy except a few tricky ones. Many faced difficulty in answering questions related to agriculture & rural development with focus on rural India. Complete section wise detail is given below:

Reasoning:

Topic

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Inequalities

4

Easy

Syllogism

4

Easy

Alphabets Rearrangement

1

Easy

Puzzle and Seating Arrangement

11

Easy to Moderate

3 sets of puzzles were asked in the exam. These puzzles were based on

• Parallel Seating Arrangement

• Various floors in a building

• Age of different people

Overall difficulty level of this section: Moderate

Quantitative aptitude:

Topic

Number of questions

Difficulty Level

Quadratic Equation

4

Easy to moderate

Boat and Stream        

1

Easy

Time and Work

1

Moderate

Ratio and Proportion

1

Moderate

Number Series

4

Easy to Moderate

Data Sufficiency

4

Moderate

Data Interpretation

5

Easy to Moderate

Overall difficulty level of this section: Moderate

English Language:

Topic

Number of questions

Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

10

Easy to Moderate

Cloze Test

10

Easy to Moderate

Parajumbles

5

Moderate

Sentence Improvement

5

Moderate

Sentence Correction

5

Moderate

Error Detection

5

Moderate

The comprehension was based on Artificial Intelligence.

Overall difficulty level of this section: Easy

Computer Knowledge:

Simple memory based questions were from basic knowledge of computer, software, operating systems. Full form of SMTP and GPRS was asked.

Overall difficulty level of this section:Easy

General Awareness:

Simple memory-based questions related to sports, government schemes, economics survey, current affairs etc.

Some examples:

• First man to win 20 Grand slams

•First freight train from China to the UK

Overall difficulty level of this section: Easy

Economic & Social Issues with focus on rural India:

Average level questions related to trade, women issues, international trade, GDP etc.

Some examples:

• The percentage of women who work has declined over time

• What is the word ‘I’ mean in the word TRIFED?

• Which of the following is form of trade barrier in international trade?

Overall difficulty level of this section: Easy

Agriculture & Rural Development with focus on rural India:

Questions related to variety of crops, soils, weather, Rainfall and Schemes for Rural Development like MNREGA, PMGSY etc.

Some example:

• Which can crop can withstand high quantity of salt in the soil?

• Which crops need more water?

Overall difficulty level of this section: Moderate

Expected NABARD Grade A prelims 2018 cutoff:

Considering the easy nature of the online exam and huge number of applications, we are expecting that this year’s NABARD Grade A prelims cutoff will be higher as compared to last year’s cutoff. 

Here, we have provided the last year’s cutoff for reference

NABARD Grade A Cutoff

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