Mar 25, 2016

NABARD Manager, Assistant Manager New Syllabus Question Paper Pattern 2016


Syllabus

Applications are invited from Indian citizens for the post of Assistant Manager (Grade ‘A’) and Manager (Grade ‘B’) in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) in National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). Candidates can apply only ON-LINE on NABARD website www.nabard.org between 23 March 2016 and 13 April 2016 after carefully going through all the instructions given in this advertisement.

Before applying, candidates should ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria for the post. NABARD would admit to the Examinations all the candidates applying for the relevant post/s with the requisite fee (wherever applicable) on the basis of the information furnished in the ON-LINE application and shall determine their eligibility only at the final stage i.e. interview stage. If at that stage, it is found that any information furnished in the ON-LINE application is false/ incorrect or if according to the Bank, the candidate does not satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post, his/ her candidature will be cancelled and he/she will not be allowed to appear for interview.

Candidates are requested to apply only ON-LINE through Bank’s website www.nabard.org. No other mode of submission of application is available.

Help Facility: In case of any problem in filling up the form, payment of fee/intimation charges, or in downloading of Admission Letter, complaints may be made at “Candidate Grievance Lodging and Redressal Mechanism” at http://cgrs.ibps.in/. Do not forget to mention “NABARD Officer – in Grade ‘A’ & ‘B’ – DR” in the subject of the email.

It has been decided by NABARD to introduce a new scheme of selection for recruitment of officers in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS) and Grade-‘B’ (RDBS). Under the new scheme of selection the examination will be computer based online (Objective type with Multiple Choice Question pattern) and shall consist of three phases, viz., Phase-I and Phase-II, followed by Interview. The pattern of online examination for Phase I and Phase II is indicated in Para III of the advertisement. Prospective candidates are advised that Phase-II of the examination will be conducted within three to four weeks of Phase-I of the examination.



Recruitment Calendar
Online Application Registration and Payment of Online Fees/ Intimation Charges From 23 March 2016 To 13 April 2016*
Phase I (Preliminary) – Online Examination $ 08 May 2016
Phase II (Main)– Online Examination @05 June 2016
*NABARD reserves the right to make any change in these dates
$Candidate will have to appear in only one shift of Phase I online examination on any one of these dates
@Candidates will have to appear in all the shifts of Phase II online examination.

Eligibility Criteria (as on 31 January 2016)
A) Age (as on 31 January 2016):
i) For Asst. Manager in Grade 'A': Between 21 years and 30 years for freshers (candidates born not earlier than 01.02.1986 and not later than 31.01.1995 are eligible to apply). The relaxations in the upper age limit will be provided to SC/ST/OBC/PWD/Ex-Servicemen/other eligible candidates as per GoI instructions.
For candidates having full time experience as an officer in Commercial / Cooperative / Regional Rural Banks/ FIIs/Corporates /Non Banking Finance Companies as also prior experience in NABARD, upper  age limit is relaxed to the extent of number of completed years as on 31.01.2016 of such experience subject to a maximum of three years (experience in fraction will not be considered eg. candidate having experience of 1 year 1 month / 1 year 11 months will be considered as 1 year only)

ii) For Manager in Grade ‘B’: Between 25 years and 35 year (candidates born not earlier than 01.02.1981 and not later than 31.01.1991 are eligible to apply). Experience: At least three years' full time experience (02 years for SC/ST) as on 31.01.2016 as an Officer in Commercial / Cooperative / Regional rural Banks/ FIIs/Corporates /Non-Banking Finance Companies.

Educational Qualification and Experience (as on 31 January 2016)

I. Asst. Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS)
(i) A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline like, Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy Technology, Horticulture, Arts, Management, Commerce, Science, Engineering, Information Technology etc. with a minimum of 50% marks or an equivalent grade, in aggregate of all semesters / years
OR
(ii) Master’s degree in Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy Technology, Horticulture, Arts, Management, Commerce, Science, Engineering, Information Technology etc. with a minimum of 50% marks or an equivalent grade, in aggregate of all semesters / years
OR
(iii) A Doctorate Degree
OR
(iv) Chartered / Cost Accountants / Company Secretary (ACS) with a Bachelor's Degree
OR
(v) Two Year Full time PG Diploma in Management / MBA Qualification from institutions recognised by GoI / UGC, with Graduation / Bachelor's Degree
Note : SC/ST/PWD candidates having second class with a minimum of 45% or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters / years in Bachelor’s Degree examination OR having a post graduate degree or equivalent recognised qualification are eligible to apply

II. Manager in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS)
(ii) A first class Master’s degree in Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy Technology, Horticulture, Arts, Management, Commerce, Science, Engineering, Information Technology etc. with a minimum of 60% marks or an equivalent grade, in aggregate of all semesters / years
OR
(iii) A Doctorate Degree
OR
(iv) Chartered / Cost Accountants / Company Secretary (ACS) with a Bachelor's Degree
OR
(v) Two Year Full time PG Diploma in Management / MBA Qualification from institutions recognised by GoI / UGC, with Graduation / Bachelor's Degree

NABARD Selection Procedure
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ and Manager in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS)
It has been decided to introduce a new scheme of selection for recruitment of Officers in Grade ‘A’ and Grade ‘B’ from this process. Candidates will be required to write all the papers online. The Preliminary online Examination will be common for both Assistant Manager (RDBS) in Grade ‘A’ and Manager (RDBS) in Grade ‘B’. The selection will be in three Phases as furnished below:

Question Paper Pattern Assistant Managers in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS)

Phase I – Preliminary Examination (Online Exam)
Objective Type: MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) carrying 200 marks. Duration: 120 Minutes Composite Time

Part I
i) Test of Reasoning – 40 marks
ii) English Language – 40 marks
iii) Computer Knowledge – 20 marks
iv) General Awareness – 20 marks
v) Quantitative Aptitude – 30 marks

Part II
i)Eco. & Social issues - 25 marks
ii)Agri. & Rural Dev. - 25 marks

Phase II – Main Examination will consist of 01 paper in MCQ pattern and 01 paper in descriptive format (English).

Paper-I (Writing skills online through key board) General English: (Descriptive) The paper will have descriptive questions carrying 100 marks.

Duration: 1 ½ hrs

The analytical and drafting ability of the candidate shall be assessed from the Descriptive English paper through essay writing, comprehension, report writing, paragraph writing & Letter writing. - 100 marks

Paper–II (MCQ) Economic and Social Issues and Agri. and Rural Development :
Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Mark

Phase III - Interview
Applicants qualifying in the Phase-II Examination and securing sufficiently high rank in merit shall be short-listed for interview.

Marks for Interview : 25 Marks

Question Paper Pattern Managers in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS)
Phase I – Preliminary Examination (Online Exam)*
Objective Type: MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) carrying 200 marks. Duration: 120 Minutes Composite Time

Part I

i) Test of Reasoning – 40 marks
ii) English Language – 40 marks
iii) Computer Knowledge – 20 marks
iv) General Awareness – 20 marks
v) Quantitative Aptitude – 30 marks

Part II
i)Eco. & Social issues - 25 marks
ii)Agri. & Rural Dev. - 25 marks

Phase II – Main Examination will consist of 02 papers in MCQ pattern and 01 paper in descriptive format (English).

Paper-I (Writing skills online through key board) General English:
The paper will have descriptive questions carrying 100 marks.

Duration: 1 ½ hrs

The analytical and drafting ability of the candidate shall be assessed from the Descriptive English paper through essay writing, comprehension, report writing, paragraph writing & Letter writing. - 100 marks

Paper–II (MCQ) Economic and Social Issues and Agri. And Rural Development

Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Mark

Paper III : (MCQ) – Analytical Paper on Development Economics, Statistics, Finance and Management
Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 marks

Phase III - Interview
Applicants qualifying in the Phase-II Examination and securing sufficiently high rank in merit
shall be short-listed for interview.

Marks for Interview : 40 Marks

All question papers (in both phases except the test of English, will be set bilingually in Hindi and
English.
* The Preliminary Examination is only qualifying in nature and is meant to serve as a screening test. Candidates who qualify and rank sufficiently high as decided by NABARD, shall be called for appearing in the Main Examination.
The final selection and ranking of the applicants for the post of Assistant Manager (Grade ‘A’) in RDBS and Manager in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS) will be based on their performance in the Phase-II Main Examination and interview, taken together.

SYLLABUS (PHASE II – DESCRIPTIVE EXAMINATION)


(I) Paper I – English: Essay, PrĂ©cis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence

II) Paper II – Section – I - Economic and Social Issues: Nature of Indian Economy - Structural and Institutional features - Economic underdevelopment - Opening up the Indian Economy - Globalisation - Economic Reforms in India - Privatisation. Inflation - Trends in Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual Income.Objectives of Economy Planning- Evaluation of Indian Planning Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India - Rural and Urban - Measurement of Poverty - Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government. Population Trends - Population Growth and Economic Development - Population Policy in India. Agriculture - Characteristics / Status - Technical and Institutional changes in Indian Agriculture - Agricultural performance - Issues in Food Security in India - Non Institutional and Institutional Agencies in rural credit. Industry - Industrial and Labour Policy - Industrial performance -Regional Imbalance in India's Industrial Development - Public Sector Enterprises. Rural Marketing Development of banking and financial institutions in India - Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector. Globalisation of Economy - Role of International Funding Institutions - IMF & World Bank - WTO - Regional Economic Co-operation. Social Structure in India - Multiculturalism - Demographic trends - Urbanisation and Migration - Gender Issues Joint family system - Social Infrastructure - Education - Health and Environment. Education - Status & System of Education - Socio -Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy - Educational relevance and educational wastage - Educational Policy for India. Social Justice: Problems of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes - socio-economic programmes for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other backward classes. Positive Discrimination in favour of the under privileged - Social Movements - Indian Political Systems - Human Development. Current Economic & Social Issues.

PAPER II – Section II - SYLLABUS FOR AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT PAPER FOR NABARD – PRELIMINARY AND MAIN EXAMS

Agriculture
Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities; Recent trends, major challenges in
agriculture measures to enhance viability of agriculture. Factors of Production in agriculture;
Agricultural Finance and Marketing; Impact of Globalization on Indian Agriculture and issues
of Food Security; Concept and Types of Farm Management.

1. Agriculture: definition, meaning and its branches, Agronomy: definition, meaning and scope of agronomy. Classification of field crops. Factors affecting on crop production, Agro Climatic Zones; Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems. Problems of dry land agriculture; Seed production, seed processing, seed village; Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory; Precision Farming, System of Crop Intensification, organic farming;
a) Soil and Water Conservation : Major soil types, soil fertility, fertilisers, soil erosion, soil conservation, watershed management;
b) Water Resource: Irrigation Management: types of irrigation, sources of irrigation, cropwater requirement, command area development, water conservation techniques, microirrigation, irrigation pumps, major, medium and minor irrigation.
c) Farm and Agri Engineering : Farm Machinery and Power, Sources of power on the farmhuman, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass, bio fuels, water harvesting structures, farm ponds, watershed management, Agro Processing, Controlled and modified storage, perishable food storage, godowns, bins and grain silos.
d) Plantation & Horticulture : Definition, meaning and its branches. Agronomic practices and production technology of various plantation and horticulture crops. Post-harvest management, value and supply chain management of Plantation and Horticulture crops.
e) Animal Husbandry : Farm animals and their role in Indian economy, Animal husbandry methods in India, common terms pertaining to different species of livestock, Utility classification of breeds of cattle. Introduction to common feeds and fodders, their classification and utility. Introduction to poultry industry in India (past, present and future status ), Common terms pertaining to poultry production and management. Concept of mixed farming and its relevance to socio-economic conditions of farmers in India. Complimentary and obligatory nature of livestock and poultry production with that of agricultural farming.
f) Fisheries : Fisheries resources, management and exploitation - freshwater, brackishwater and marine; Aquaculture- Inland and marine; biotechnology; postharvest technology. Importance of fisheries in India. Common terms pertaining to fish production.
g) Forestry : Basic concepts of Forest and Forestry. Principles of silviculture, forest mensuration, forest management and forest economics. Concepts of social forestry, agroforestry, joint forest management. Forest policy and legislation in India, India State of Forest Report 2015. Recent developments under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
h) Agricultural extensions: Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programmes, Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra's (KVK) in dissemination of Agricultural technologies.
i) Ecology and Climate Change: Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, their sustainable management and conservation. Causes of climate change, Green House Gases (GHG), major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis, distinguish between adaptation and mitigation, climate change impact to agriculture and rural livelihood, carbon credit, IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings, funding mechanisms for climate change projects, initiatives by Govt of India, NAPCC, SAPCC, INDC

Rural Development:
Concept of Rural Area, Structure of the Indian Rural Economy-Importance and role of the rural sector in India- Economic, Social and Demographic Characteristics of the Indian rural economy, causes of Rural Backwardness.
Rural population in India; Occupational structure, Farmers, Agricultural Labourers, Artisans, Handicrafts, Traders, Forest dwellers/tribes and others in rural India- Trends of change in rural population and rural work force; problems and conditions of rural labour; Issues and challenges
in Handlooms Panchayati Raj Institutions – Functions and Working. MGNREGA, NRLM – Aajeevika, Rural Drinking water Programmes, Swachh Bharat, Rural housing, PURA and other rural development programmes.
Rural Credit System, Role of Rural Credit in Rural Development. Evolution and Growth of Rural Credit System in India. Role and functions of RBI, NABARD, SIDBI and other financial institutions.

Paper III – Analytical Paper on Development Economics, Statistics, Finance and Management (For Grade ‘B’ Examination):

1. Development Economics: Measures of development, Economic Development Models, role of subsidies, importance of savings and investment, Importance of agriculture, Terms of trade in agriculture, Development issues in India – Post 2015 Agenda.
2. Statistics: Basic statistical concepts, Summarizing of data, Frequency distribution, Measures of Central Tendency, Relative dispersion, Elementary Probability, Relative Frequency Approach, sampling, Axiomatic Approach, Analysis of frequency distribution, Correlation, Regression, Sampling Methods, Time Series Analysis.
3. Finance: Financial system in India; Regulation of Banks & Financial Institutions, Banking and financial Institutions in India; financial system- features, characteristics and issues; Micro finance, its significance and importance; Union Budget; Project finance- Assessment and Sources for block capital, working capital, Infrastructure financing- Risk Management in Banking Sector, Sources of capital, instruments and methods, salient features; Development finance- scope and needs of development finance; Concept of project cycle management, Private and Social Cost Benefit significance of development finance, , Financial Inclusion – Use of Technology, Public Private Partnership,
4. Management: Management: its nature and scope; The Management Processes; Planning, Organisation, Staffing, Directing and Controlling; The Role of a Manager in an Organisation.
a) Leadership: The Tasks of a Leader; Leadership Styles; Leadership Theories; A successful Leader versus an effective Leader.
b) Human Resource Development: Concept of HRD; Goals of HRD; Performance Appraisal - Potential appraisal and development - Performance Counselling - Career Planning - Training and Development - Rewards - Employee Welfare. Motivation, Morale and Incentives: Theories of Motivation; How Managers Motivate; Concept of Morale; Factors determining morale; Role of Incentives in Building up Morale.
c) Communication: Steps in the Communication Process; Communication Channels; Oral versus Written Communication; Verbal versus non-verbal Communication; upward, downward and lateral communication; Barriers to Communication, Role of Information Technology. Corporate Governance: Factors affecting Corporate Governance; Mechanisms of Corporate Governance.

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