Preparing for government exams is tough. It gets tricky when one has to choose the best reference books for preparation. In this article, Examin experts list down 10 Best books for NABARD 2018 Preparation.
A first step towards successful NABARD preparation is choosing the right book for NABARD. However, aspirants should avoid referring to too many books at a time, as it leads to confusion. Given below is a list of 10 Best books for NABARD 2018 Preparation. It can help in supplementing your NABARD Preparation. Read on.
#1. NABARD (National Agriculture and Rural Development Bank) Officers Exam Guide: Officers Examination:
NABARD plays an important role in economic and social development by providing finance both for Seasonal Agricultural Operations and Rural Development. NABARD’s role in bringing about overall growth of the rural areas by evolving and implementing holistic schemes by extending refinance support to Co-operatives, Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) and Commercial Banks (CBs) in order to provide loans for Seasonal Agricultural Operation (SAO), Farm Sector (FS) and Non-Farm Sector (NFS). The role of NABARD in Agriculture and Rural Development is described in terms of credit and development functions.
#2. Agriculture Current Affairs 2017-18:
The book includes Agriculture Current affairs upto Feb 2017 and some important tables. The book is useful for various Agriculture related exams. like IBPS-SO AFO, NABARD, ADO, AAO, Agriculture Supervisor exam., ICAR’s JRF, ARS/NET, SRF, Pre PG Exams. and other Agriculture Competitive Exams.
#3. Agriculture at a Glance Revised Edition (An Enhanced Competition Explorer):
During our preparation, we found that Agriculture created enormous job opportunities in teaching, research, extension, industrial and financial institutions, which are based on all those examinations conduced by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, various state agricultural universities, state boards and banking institutions. All these examinations are mostly based on objective type questions and students always look for study materials that are ready to use and easy to grasp. But, there are only a few books available in the market for agricultural competitive examinations. The present book “Agriculture at a Glance” has been prepared in most simple, clear and in an appropriate manner so that easy to grasp and remember, based on the syllabus of most of the agricultural competitive examinations with basic and current knowledge of various fields of agriculture.
#4. NABARD Assistant Manager (Grade-A) Recruitment Exam:
The present book for NABARD Assistant Manager Recruitment Examination has been divided into five sections namely Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Test, English Language, Computer Awareness and General Awareness, each divided into number of chapters as per the syllabi of the recruitment examination. The quantitative aptitude section covers simplification, percentage, LCM & HCF, Number Series, Average, Unitary Method, Profit & Loss, Partnership & Mixture, Simple & Compound Interest, Mensuration, etc. whereas the English Language section covers Comprehension, Spotting the Error, Sentence Completion, Spelling Test, Cloze Test, etc. The Reasoning Test section, on the other hand, covers both Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. The Verbal Reasoning section covers Number Test, Analogy, Classification, Series, Circle Order Test, Puzzle Test, Syllogism, Time Test, Data Sufficiency, Eligibility Test, Blood Relations, Alphabetical Order, Code Test, etc. whereas the Non-Verbal Reasoning section covers Series, Analogy, and Classification. Each chapter in the book contains an ample number of solved problems which have been designed on the lines of questions asked in previous years’ recruitment examination and each chapter ends with practice exercises to help aspirants practice the concepts discussed in the chapters. Also, Computer Awareness section providing basic computer knowledge & awareness has been covered in the book.
As the book contains ample study and practice material which have been designed strictly according to the syllabi, it for sure will help aspirants score high in the upcoming NABARD Assistant Manager recruitment examination.
#5. NABARD (National Agriculture and Rural Development Bank) Officers Exam Guide (Hindi):
National Agriculture and Rural Development Bank Officers Grade A and B Preliminary Exam Guide.
-Previous Year’s Paper (Solved) 2008 to 2010
-Test of Reasoning
-Objective General Knowledge
#6. Agriculture & Rural Development in India Since 1947:
On the eve of India’s independence in 1947, Indian agriculture was characterized by feudal land relations and primitive technology, and the resultant low productivity per hectare. As a consequence, rural India presented a picture of mass poverty and widespread unemployment or under-employment. Therefore, the first task of the government in the immediate post-independence period was to initiate a growth process in the modernization of agriculture, both in terms of technological and institutional changes. India’s Mid-term Appraisal of the Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-07) drew attention to the loss of dynamism in agriculture and allied sectors after the mid-1990s. Hence, various policy initiatives have been taken in recent years to promote the agricultural sector. These have included, inter alia, the partial decontrol of fertilizer prices, the removal of bottlenecks in agricultural marketing, the relaxation of restrictions under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955, and the introduction of forward trading in important commercial crops. Similarly, various schemes/programs have been launched for rural development. This book traces the developments in Indian agriculture and the transformation of rural India during the post-independence period. It explains the key reform measures undertaken for the modernization of agriculture and raising the standard of living of the rural population. The book examines: various aspects of agricultural development in India since independence in 1947 * programs/schemes that have been launched to improve the quality of life of the rural masses * a yearly review of agricultural developments in India, covering the period 1947-48 to 2008-09 * appendices which provide relevant material on different aspects of Indian agriculture and rural development * a glossary of agricultural terms * and time-series data (1950-51 to 2007-08) on Indian agriculture.
#7. Objective General English:
The Objective General English, a book written by noted author S.P. Bakshi, was first published in 2014 and has become popular in a short time span.
English is an essential part of the curriculum of any competitive examination and this book helps in improving one’s grasp on the language that would give an edge for those sitting to take make or break examination.
Objective General English has been divided into four main sections. Section A is a Foundation Module that apprises one about the essential syntax of the language, section B is for improving the verbal ability and the last two sections deal with Practical Grammar and its applications under different conditions. The latest edition of the book has a new section on practical grammar, which covers topics like spelling, contraction rules and narration.
The book covers all important topics and every chapter also has self-explanatory examples about the usage of the language. The book is written in simple words, is easy to use and understand. The author has also included practice papers, revision exercises and a workbook for making a self-assessment as one moves from topic to topic. Answers to all the papers and exercises are provided at the end of every unit.
#8. Indian Economy:
The book explains all important information on the Indian economy and presents it in an engaging manner that helps in quick understanding for the readers. It also includes the latest changes and the developments in the field along with necessary recent events. The author has taken complete care to ensure that the book is updated and covers all recent happenings. The book begins with the history of Indian Economy and deals with its evolution. The author describes how Indian economy grew under various historical regimes and its significance in today’s world. Then it talks about how the economy has developed in India and the various kinds of economic planning that goes with it. It also deals with the reforms that were initiated for the betterment of the economy. It touches the critical topic of inflation and talks about the causes and effects of inflation with reference to business cycles. The essential economic topics of agriculture and food management are discussed in detail. There is complete information about the service sector and the security market in India. There are adequate notes on tax structure and the author describes how it is calculated as well. Plus, at the end it includes multiple choice questions so that students can practice and consult the answer as well for reference.
#9. Social Problems In India:
‘Social Problems in India’ is one of the leading books on the subject of sociology. This is a revised and updated edition that is somewhat different from the previous editions in the sense that 5 new chapters are added to it, namely Domestic Violence, Ageing and Elder Abuse, Tribal Unrest, Globalization & Consumerism and Agricultural Distress & Farmer Suicides. Also, certain other disturbing issues are included, like honor killings, acid attack, cyber crimes, terrorism, alcoholism, communal unrest, drug abuse and child abuse, violence against women, youth unrest, black money, population explosion, unemployment, poverty, and illiteracy.
The 3rd edition has been able to maintain the country-wide recognition which was created by the earlier 2 editions. The book is presented with a sociological perspective being its main background. The book is most relevant for students studying sociology but is also equally material for people from all respects of life. It is useful for students who are preparing for competitive examinations and also for administrators, policy makers, and planners. The book is available online at Amazon India.
#10. Agriculture at a Glance: Enhanced Competition Explorer:
During our preparation, we found that Agriculture created enormous job opportunities in teaching, research, extension, industrial and financial institutions, which are based on all those examinations conducted by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, various state agricultural universities, state boards and banking institutions. All these examinations are mostly based on objective type questions and students always look for study material that is ready to use and easy to grasp. But, there are only a few books available in the market for agricultural competitive examinations.
The present book “Agriculture at a Glance” has been prepared in most simple, clear and in an appropriate manner so that easy to grasp and remember, based on the syllabus of most of the agricultural competitive examinations with basic and current knowledge of various fields of agriculture.
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