NABARD Assistant Manager 2023 Prelims + Mains Exam Pattern and Syllabus Download PDF

The NABARD Grade A NABARD Assistant Manager 2023 Syllabus and Exam Pattern: exam in 2023 is a highly competitive test for recruiting Assistant Managers. To succeed, it’s crucial to understand the exam pattern and syllabus. The exam consists of two phases: Phase I and Phase II. Phase I covers topics like English language, reasoning ability, quantitative aptitude, general awareness, and computer knowledge. Phase II explores into specialized subjects such as economics, agriculture and rural development, and social issues. Proper preparation and a clear understanding of the syllabus are essential for aspiring candidates. In this article, you can find in-depth details of the NABARD Assistant Manager Exam 2023 syllabus.

NABARD Assistant Manager 2023 Exam Overview

Exam conducting OrganizationNational Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
Posts NameGrade A & Grade B
Selection ProcessPrelims, Mains, Interview
Question TypesPrelims- Objective
Mains- Objective & Descriptive
Maximum marksPrelims- 200
Mains- 37
DurationPrelims- 120 minutes
Mains- 90 minutes for each paper
Marking scheme0.25 Marks- Prelims

NABARD Assistant Manager 2023 Prelims Exam Pattern

SubjectsMaximum Marks
Test of Reasoning20 Marks
English Language30 Marks
Computer Knowledge20 Marks
General Awareness20 Marks
Quantitative Aptitude20 Marks
Decision Making10 Marks
Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India)40 Marks
Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)40 Marks
Total200 Marks

NABARD Mains Exam Test Structure for Assistant Manager

Main Examination for the post of Generalist:

PaperGrade AType of PaperTotal QuestionsTotal MarksDurationRemarks
Paper IGeneral EnglishOnline Descriptive310090 MinutesDescriptive Answers to be typed using a keyboard
Paper-IIEconomic and Social Issues & Agriculture and Rural Development Objective305030 minutes 
Descriptive Type6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each]5090 MinutesDescriptive 
Answers to be typed using keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)

Main Examination for the post of Specialist:

PaperGrade AType of PaperTotal QuestionsTotal MarksDuration Remarks
Paper IGeneral EnglishOnline Descriptive310090 MinutesDescriptive Answers to be typed using a keyboard
Paper-IIStream Specific PaperObjective305030 Minutes 
Descriptive Type6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each]5090 MinutesDescriptive @Answers to be typed using keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)

NABARD Assistant Manager – Prelims Syllabus 2023

NABARD Grade A – Prelims Reasoning Ability Syllabus 2023

  • Puzzles and seating arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Data sufficiency
  • Statement-based questions (Verbal reasoning)
  • Inequality
  • Miscellaneous Questions
  • Input-Output
  • Blood relations
  • Coding-Decoding

NABARD Assistant Manager– Prelims Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus 2023

  • Data Interpretations
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Number Series
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Arithmetic Questions
  • Quantity Comparisons
  • Mathematical Inequalities

NABARD Assistant Manager – Prelims English Language Syllabus 2023

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze test
  • Sentence improvement
  • Spotting the errors
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Sentence rearrangement
  • Para Jumbles
  • New pattern questions

NABARD Assistant Manager – Prelims General Awareness Syllabus 2023

  • Current Affairs (Banking and Economy, Insurance)
  • Recent appointments
  • Awards and honors
  • Sports news
  • New schemes
  • National and international news
  • Latest developments in science and technology

NABARD Assistant Manager – Prelims Computer Knowledge Syllabus 2023

  • Networking
  • Input-output devices
  • DBMS (Database Management System)
  • MS Office
  • Internet
  • History of computers & generations
  • Shortcuts

NABARD Assistant Manager Mains Syllabus 2023

Nature of Indian Economy

  • Structural and Institutional features
  • Economic Underdevelopment
  • Opening up the Indian Economy
  • Globalization
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Privatization


  • Trends in Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual Income

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


  • 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


  • Industrial and Labour Policy
  • Industrial performance
  • Regional Imbalance in India’s Industrial Development
  • Public Sector Enterprises

Rural banking and financial institutions in India

  • Reforms in the Banking/ Financial sector

Globalization of Economy

  • Role of International Funding Institutions
  • IMF & World Bank
  • WTO
  • Regional Economic Cooperation

Social Structure in India

  • Multiculturalism
  • Demographic trends
  • Urbanization and Migration
  • Gender Issues
  • Joint family system
  • Social Infrastructure
  • Education
  • Health and Environment


  • 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 favor of the underprivileged
  • Social Movements
  • Indian Political Systems
  • Human Development

NABARD Assistant Manager- Agriculture & Rural Development Syllabus 2023


  • Definition, meaning, and its branches
  • Agronomy: Definition, meaning, and scope of agronomy.
  • Classification of field crops.
  • Factors affecting crop production
  • Agro Climatic Zones
  • Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems.
  • Problems of dry land – Seed production, seed processing, seed village
  • Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory
  • Precision Farming
  • System of Crop Intensification
  • Organic farming

Soil and Water Conservation

  • Major soil types
  • Soil fertility
  • Fertilizers
  • Soil erosion
  • Soil conservation
  • Watershed management

Water Resource

  • Irrigation Management
  • Types of irrigation
  • Sources of irrigation
  • Crop-water requirement
  • Command area development
  • Water conservation techniques
  • Micro-irrigation
  • Irrigation pumps
  • Major, medium and minor irrigation.

Farm and Agri Engineering

  • Farm Machinery and Power
  • Sources of power on the farm- human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass, biofuels
  • Water harvesting structures
  • Farm Ponds
  • Agro-Processing
  • Controlled and modified storage, perishable food storage, godowns, bins, and grain silos.

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.

Animal Husbandry

  • Farm animals and their role in the 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 the poultry industry in India (past, present, and future status)
  • Common terms pertaining to poultry production and management
  • The 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.


  • Fisheries resources
  • Management and exploitation – freshwater, brackish water, and marine
  • Aquaculture- Inland and marine
  • Biotechnology
  • Post-harvest technology
  • Importance of fisheries in India
  • Common terms pertaining to fish production.


  • 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 the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

Agriculture Extensions

  • Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programs
  • Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s (KVK) in the dissemination of Agricultural technologies.

Ecology and Climate Change

  • Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, sustainable management, and conservation
  • Causes of climate change, GreenHouse Gases (GHG), major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis
  • Distinguish between adaptation and mitigation
  • Climate change impact on agriculture and rural livelihoods
  • Carbon credit
  • IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings
  • Funding mechanisms for climate change projects
  • Initiatives by Govt of India, NAPCC, SAPCC, INDC.

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.

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 Laborers, Artisans, Handicrafts, Traders, Forest dwellers/tribes and others in rural India
  • Trends of change in rural population and rural workforce
  • Problems and conditions of rural labour
  • Issues and challenges in Hand-looms
  • Panchayati Raj Institutions – Functions and Working.
  • MGNREGA, NRLM – Aajeevika, Rural Drinking water Programmes, Swachh Bharat, Rural Housing, PURA, and other rural development programs.

NABARD Assistant Manager- Information Technology Syllabus 2023

Introduction to Software

  • Data Structure through β€˜C’ and β€˜PASCAL’
  • Elements of Systems Analysis and Design
  • Numerical and Statistical Computing
  • Data Communication and Networks
  • Object-Oriented Computer Architecture
  • Object-Oriented Systems
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • File Structure and Programming in COBOL
  • Database Management Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Accounting and Finance on Computers
  • Operating Systems
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Relational Database Management Systems

NABARD Assistant Manager- Legal Services Syllabus 2023

Legal Services

  • Banking
  • Negotiable Instruments
  • Company, Industrial, and Cooperative Laws
  • Cyber laws, Commerce/Property transactions
  • Rural non-life insurance
  • Direct financing
  • Staff matters
  • Good experience in drafting various types of documents

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