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NABARD Grade A 2021 Notification

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NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Date Out! Earlier, the prelims result was released. NABARD Grade A Notification 2021 was out recently. NABARD had released a detailed notification to recruit Assistant Managers. A total number of 155 vacancies were released for NABARD Grade-A Recruitment 2021. Once you qualify for this exam, you will be hired as an Assistant Manager in the NABARD. The full form of the ‘NABARD Grade A Assistant Manager’ exam is the ‘National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Grade A Manager’ exam.

  • The candidates could apply from 17th July 2021 to 7th August 2021.
  • There is a three-stage selection process; Prelims, Mains, and Interview.
  • Below are the complete details regarding the NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2021.

NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2021 Exam Overview 

NABARD Grade-A Exam Overview

Name of Organization

NABARD

NABARD Full Form

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural

Development

Official Website

NABARD Official Website

Vacancy

155

Post Name

Grade A Assistant Manager

Short Notification Release Date

15th July 2021

Application Start Date 17th July 2021

Last Date to Apply

7th August 2021

Prelims Admit Card Release Date

1st September 2021

Prelims Exam Date

18th September 2021

Mains Result Date

16th November 2021

Mode of Exam

Online

Download NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2021 (RDBS/Rajbhasha) Notification PDF

Download NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2021 (P&SS) Notification PDF

NABARD Grade A Updates

22nd October 2021: NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Date Out!

The NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Date has been released. The exam is scheduled on 16th November 2021. The candidates can check the official notice below.

Check NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Date Notice

15th October 2021: NABARD Grade A Prelims Out 2021

The candidates can now download the NABARD Grade A prelims result here. The NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam was conducted on 18th September 2021

Download NABARD Grade A Prelims Result 2021 Out

1st September 2021: NABARD Grade A Prelims Admit Card 2021 Out

The candidates can now download the NABARD Grade A prelims admit card. The exam is supposed to take place on 18th September 2021.

Download NABARD Grade  A Admit Card 2021

03rd August 2021: NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Date Out!

NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Date Announced (RDS/Rajbasha) for Advt.No.2. The exam is scheduled to be conducted on 18th September 2021. The official notification for the same is attached below.

Direct Link to Download NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Date Official Notification

How To Apply For NABARD Grade A Exam?

The candidates can apply online between 17th July to 7th August 2021. The steps to apply online are provided further.

Step 1: Go to the link to apply for NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2021. (link expired)

Step 2: Proceed to "Click Here for New Registration". Fill in the details and a provisional registration number and password will be generated.

Step 3: Log in with details and fill in all the personal and educational details.

Step 4: Upload the required documents as per the guidelines mentioned in the official notification. You can use Testbook photo editing tool for the same. 

Step 5: After filling up the form, pay the application fees as mentioned below.

Step 6: Download and print the application form for future reference

NABARD Grade A Vacancy 2021

A total number of 155 vacancies are released for recruitment. Get the post-wise vacancy distribution as given below -

S.NO.

POST / DISCIPLINE

UR

SC

ST

OBC

EWS

TOTAL

PWBD

I

AM (RDBS)

i)

General

31

10

05

22

06

74

07

ii)

Agriculture

05

02

01

04

01

13

iii)

Agriculture Engineering

01

01

-

01

-

03

iv)

Animal Husbandry

01

01

-

01

01

04

v)

Fisheries

03

01

-

02

-

06

vi)

Forestry

01

01

-

-

-

02

vii)

Plantation/Horticulture

02

01

-

02

01

06

viii)

Land Development/Soil Science

01

-

-

01

-

02

ix)

Water Resources

01

-

-

01

-

02

x)

Finance

08

03

01

06

03

21

xi)

Computer/Information Technology

06

03

-

04

02

15

 

AM (RDBS) – Total

60

23

07

44

14

148

 

 

II

AM( Rajbhasha)

02

01

01

-

01

05

01

III

AM (P&SS)

2

00

00

00

00

02

0

Application Fee

After completing the application form, candidates will be directed to the payment gateway page. Candidates are expected to pay through Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets. The application fee and intimation charges will be non-refundable. 

Category

Application Fee

Intimation Charges

Total

For SC/ST/PWBD

-

Rs. 150

Rs. 150

All Others

Rs. 650 

Rs. 150

Rs. 800

*Note: No application fee for staff

NABARD Grade A Selection Process

The registered candidates will undergo a three-level selection process. Candidates will need to prepare well to qualify for all three levels. Given below are the NABARD Grade A Selection Process. Candidates can check the exam pattern and more about the selection process in the further article. 

  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
  3. Interview

For NABARD Grade A (P&SS): Selection will be through Interviews of shortlisted candidates. The Bank reserves the right to raise the minimum experience in order to restrict the number of candidates to be called for Interviews commensurate with the number of vacancies

NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria 2021

Overall, there are 2 criteria on which the eligibility of a candidate is judged for NABARD Grade-A 2021 - education and age. You need to qualify the following eligibility standards to apply for this exam. 

Age Limit (as of 1st July 2021)

  • Minimum Age - 21 years (25 years for P&SS)
  • Maximum Age - 30 years (40 year for P&SS)

Age Relaxation

  • 3 years for OBC candidates
  • 5 years for SC/ST candidates
  • 10 years for PWBD

Educational Qualifications

Posts Educational Qualification
General Bachelor's Degree in concerned stream with 60% marks (55% for SC/PWBD) in aggregate OR Post Graduation in concerned stream with 55% marks (50% for SC/PWBD) in aggregate
Agriculture
Agriculture Engineering
Animal Husbandry
Fisheries
Forestry
Plantation/Horticulture
Land Development-Soil Science
Water Resources
Computer and Information Technology:
Finance BBA (Finance/Banking) / BMS (Finance/Banking) with 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 55%) OR Two years full time P.G. Diploma in Management (Finance) / Full time MBA (Finance) degree with 55% (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 50%) from Institutions / Universities recognized by GoI /UGC with Bachelor's Degree in any discipline. OR Bachelor of Financial and Investment Analysis with 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 55%) OR Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Institution with Membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The Membership of ICAI must have been obtained on or before 01-07-2021 OR CFA
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RAJBHASHA)
  • Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university in English or Hindi medium with Hindi and English as a compulsory or elective subject with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%) or equivalent in aggregate AND
  • PG Diploma in Translation (minimum one year) in Hindi to English and vice-versa from any recognized University. Candidates must have studied English and Hindi as subjects in at least 02 years of bachelor’s degree course. OR Master’s Degree in HINDI with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%). OR Master’s Degree in ENGLISH with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%)
Assistant Manager (Protocol & Security Service) He / She should be an Officer with a minimum of five years' of Commissioned Service in the Army/Navy/Air Force holding a valid ExServiceman Identity Card

Check the detailed NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria Here

NABARD Grade-A Syllabus 

Go through the syllabus for prelims mentioned below. Candidates will have questions related to English, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Computer, Economic and social issues, and Agriculture and rural development. 

NABARD Grade A Prelims Syllabus 2021

Section

Syllabus

English

Reading comprehension, Cloze test, Sentence improvement, Spotting the errors, Fill in the blanks, Sentence rearrangement, One word out, Fillers- Single/ Double, Idioms and Phrases, Vocabulary based questions.

Reasoning

Puzzles (Seating arrangement, linear seating arrangement, floor-based), Syllogism, Data sufficiency, Statement based questions (Verbal reasoning), Inequality, Miscellaneous Questions, Input-Output, Blood relations, Coding-Decoding, Series completion, Order and Ranking, etc.

Quantitative Aptitude

Data Interpretation, Quadratic Equations, Number Series, Simplification/ Approximation, Profit & Loss, SI & CI Interest, Data Sufficiency, Partnerships & Discounts, Ratio, and Proportion, Problems on Ages, Mensuration, Percentage, etc.

General Awareness

Current Affairs (Agriculture Focused), Banking Awareness and Economy (Agriculture Focused), Agricultural Insurance, Important people in the news, Sports News, Appointments, etc.

Computer

Networking, Input-output devices, DBMS, MS Office, Internet, History of computer & generations, Abbreviations, Shortcuts, Computer Terminology, Operating system, etc.

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, 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 Industry, Rural banking and financial institutions in India, Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector, Globalisation of Economy, Social Structure in India, Education, Social Justice.

Agriculture and Rural Development

Agriculture, Agronomy, Classification of field crops, Factors affecting crop production, Agro-Climatic Zones, Cropping Systems, Problems of dryland agriculture, Seed production, seed processing, seed village, Meteorology, Soil and Water Conservation, Water, Resource, Farm and Agri Engineering, Plantation & Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Forestry, Ecology, and Climate Change, Present Scenario of Indian, Agriculture and Allied activities, Rural Development, Rural population in India, Panchayati Raj Institutions.

Go through the detailed NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Mains. Make sure to check each topic to excel in your examination. 

NABARD Exam Pattern 2021

NABARD Grade A selection process for the Assistant Managers 2021 exam consists of 3 stages, which are:

  1. Prelims Exam (MCQ)
  2. Mains Exam (MCQ + Descriptive)
  3. Interview

Now let’s have a look at the NABARD Grade A exam pattern of all the stages one by one:

NABARD Assistant Manager Prelims Exam Pattern

The NABARD Prelims Exam will be common for recruitment for all posts of Grade A Officer. This will be an objective type of online test. Let’s look into details of the NABARD Exam Pattern of Prelims Exam:

Sr.

No.

Name of the Test

No. of

Qs.

Max

Marks

Version

Time

1

Test of Reasoning

20

20

 

Bilingual – Hindi and English except test of English language

 

 

Composite time

of 120 Minutes for all the tests together

2

English Language

30

30

3

Computer Knowledge

20

20

4

Quantitative Aptitude

20

20

5

Decision Making

10

10

6

General Awareness

20

20

7

Eco & Soc. Issues (with

focus on Rural India)

40

40

8

Agriculture & Rural

Development with Emphasis on

Rural India

40

40

Total

200

200

120 Minutes

NABARD Assistant Manager Exam Pattern – Mains

A. Generalist Post

Paper

Grade A

Type of

Paper

No. of

Qs.

Marks

Duration

Remarks

Paper I

General English

Online Descriptive

 

3

100

90 Minutes

Descriptive Answers to be typed using

keyboard

 

Paper II

Economi c and Social Issues

Objective

30

50

30 Minutes

 

Descriptive Type

6 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]

 

50

 

90 Minutes

Descriptive Answers to be typed using keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)

B. Specialist Post

Paper

Grade A

Type of

Paper

No. of

Qs.

Marks

Duration

Remarks

Paper I

General English

Online Descriptive

 

3

100

90 Minutes

Descriptive Answers to be

typed using keyboard

 

Paper II

Stream Specific Paper

Objective

30

50

30 Minutes

 

Descriptive Type

6 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]

 

50

 

90 Minutes

Descriptive Answers to be typed using keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)

C. Rajbhasha Post

Paper

Grade A

Type of Paper

No. of Qs.

Marks

Duration

Remarks

Paper I

General English

Online Descriptive

3

100

90 Minutes

Descriptive Answers to be typed using

keyboard

 

Paper II

Stream Specific Paper

Objective

30

50

30 Minutes

 

Descriptive Type

6 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]

 

50

 

90 Minutes

Descriptive Answers to be typed using keyboard in Hindi ( with Remington

/Inscript keyboard)

The List of NABARD Group A Best Books for Preparation for the exam can be got here.

NABARD Grade A Interview Process

If you secure a sufficiently high rank in the exam then you will be called for the Interview. The Final Merit List will be prepared based on marks obtained by you in Mains and Interview. The Interview will be held for a total of 50 marks.

NABARD Grade-A Exam Dates 2021

Check the important dates for NABARD Recruitment 2021 including the dates for the online application process & NABARD exam dates by going through the table given below.

NABARD Grade A Officer

Important Events

Dates

Start Date of Online Application process

17th July 2021

Last Date of Online Application process

7th August 2021

Prelims Exam Date

18th September 2021

Admit Card Released

1st September 2021

NABARD Grade A Mains Exam

16th November 2021

NABARD Grade A Interview

To Be Announced

NABARD Grade A Admit Card 2021

Download NABARD Grade A Admit Card 2021

Note*Link will be activated once admit cards are released.

  • Step 1: Visit the mentioned link and fill in the required information
  • Step 2: Your admit card for the upcoming exam will be displayed on the screen
  • Step 3: Cross-check all the details
  • Step 4: Download and print it
  • Step 5: You can also go to NABARD Official website for the same. 

NABARD Grade A Salary 

The candidates who are appointed as an Assistant Manager in the esteemed organization will get a good salary with other benefits. Selected candidates will draw a starting basic pay of Rs.28150/- p.m. in the scale of Rs.28150-1550(4)-34350-1750(7)–46600–EB-1750(4)-53600- 2000(1)-55600

Refer NABARD Grade A Salary and Job Profile to get a breakdown structure of salary and responsibilities with career growth details. 

NABARD Cut Off 2021

Candidates can go through the available previous years’ cut off. It will help you understand the graph of NABARD Grade A Cut off as per the categories of the candidates. Refer to the table to know more about the cut off trends. 

NABARD Cut off 2016

Post

GEN

OBC

SC

ST

HI

OC

VC

Assistant Manager Grade A (200 Marks)

112.5

99.25

95

81.5

65.75

88.25

84.75

NABARD Cut off 2015

Post

GEN

OBC

SC

ST

HI

OC

VC

Assistant Manager Grade A (200 Marks)

116

102

99

91

61

95

65

NABARD Grade A Answer Key

The official mains answer key has not been released yet by the authority. Candidates will find the official link to download the NABARD Grade A Answer Key once released by the authority. Make sure to stay updated to not miss the answer key. 

Preparation Tips for NABARD Grade A

NABARD Grade A Recruitment

Recommended Books for Preparation

Here are some of the books candidates can refer to for the Economic and Agriculture Sections. Go to NABARD Grade A Books to get the recommended books for other subjects and phase of the selection process. 

Name of the Book 

Author’s Name 

Publisher 

How are these Books Useful?

NABARD and its Significance in Agriculture 

SK Chowdhury 

Rajat Publications 

This book gives a complete insight into the topic of Agriculture. 

Indian Economy 

Ramesh Singh 

McGraw Hill

To get a complete understanding of the Indian Economy, this book can be referred to.

High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin

N D V Prasada Rao

S.Chand Publishing

For a complete study of Grammar topics, candidates can choose this book.

NABARD Grade A Result

Download NABARD Grade A Result 2021

Download NABARD Grade A Prelims Result 2021 Here

  • Step 1: Click on the direct link given above, A PDF of selected candidates for the recruitment will be displayed. 
  • Step 2: Make sure to check as per the registration number and verify other details too
  • Step 3: Print a hard copy of the same for reference.
  • Step 4: Alternatively, Log on to the NABARD official website.

Candidates can find the link under the results tab to view your NABARD Grade A Result

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NABARD Grade A Recruitment FAQs

What is the full form of NABARD?
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
When did the official NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2021 notification release?
The official recruitment notification has released on 15th July 2021.
What is the age limit for the post of NABARD Grade A?
The age limit varies as per the post.
When will the application process end for NABARD Grade-A Recruitment 2021?
The application process will end on 7th August 2021.
When will NABARD Grade A Prelims Result declared?
The Prelims Result will be declared a few days after the examination has been conducted.
What is the salary of NABARD Grade A?
The selected candidate can expect to start with basic pay of Rs 28,150.
How to download NABARD Grade A Admit Card 2021?
Aspirants can download the admit card by logging into the official website or find a direct link to download it in this article.
When will the NABARD Grade A Prelims conduct?
The date for the NABARD Grade A Prelims will be conducted on 18th September 2021.
What is the selection process for NABARD Grade-A Recruitment 2021?
Candidates will be going through preliminary, mains examinations and an interview.
When will the NABARD Grade A Mains be conducted?
The NABARD Grade A Mains Exam is scheduled on 16th November 2021.