NATIONAL BANK FOR AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT SYLLABUS FOR THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION FOR THE POST OF ASSISTANT MANAGERS IN GRADE 'A'
7 September 2023
The Spherical Earth Size and shape - spherical and ellipsoidal earth - the geoid and datum - latitude and longitude, time and distances - sphere to paper maps and projections - coordinate systems and UTM grid systems Landforms and Processes : Major landforrns and oceans - exogenic and endogenitic earth activities - process of weathering and landforms - agents of erosion and their problems - river. [...] Resources and Land Use : Physical resources and economic resources - primary economic activities and patterns - secondary economic activities and patterns - transport and trade - land use components - land use analysis Culture and Development : Population and demographic regions - developed and developing regions - concept of culture and major cultural regions - language, linguistics and religious. [...] Structural geology: Topographic maps - Geologic maps - Outcrops and their trends with Reference to slope and topography - Clinometer compass and its uses - Brief Study of Folds - Faults - Unconformities - Joints Principles of Stratigraphy - Standard stratigraphic scale - Contemporaneity - Homotaxis - Physiographic divisions of India - Brief study of Archaean rocks - Cuddapah - Vindhyans - Gondwana. [...] Definition of fossil - Nature and modes of preservation of fossils - Uses of fossils - Brief study of Corals - Echinoids - Crinoids - Pelecypods - Cephalopods - Brachiopods - Trilobites - Graptolites - Gondwana flora of India - An outline of the uses of Micropaleontology. [...] Definition-Rocks, their general classification into igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic - Forms and structures of igneous rocks- Textures - Classification of igneous rocks - An outline of classification of sedimentary rocks -Textures and Structures of sedimentary rocks -Definition - agents and kinds of metamorphism - Zones, grades and facies of metamorphism - Textures and Structures of metamorphi.