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NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Age, Qualification, Nationality

NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Age, Qualification, Nationality

Edited By Piyush Chaudhary | Updated on Jul 15, 2021 06:17 PM IST | #NABARD Grade A

NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria 2021 - The National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development (NABARD) mentions the NABARD Grade A eligibility criteria in the official notification. The NABARD Grade A eligibility criteria is different for different posts as mentioned in the official notification. Applicants wanting to appear for the NABARD Grade A examination need to first check the eligibility criteria before filling the NABARD Grade A application form 2021.

As per the NABARD Grade A eligibility criteria 2021 prescribed by the authorities the applicants must be between the age group of 21 years to 30 years, with a degree in the relevant field. To Know more about the NABARD Grade A eligibility criteria 2021 read the complete article below.

NABARD Grade A eligibility criteria - Overview

Exam Name

NABARD Grade A exam

Exam Conducting Body

National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development (NABARD)

Level of exam

National

Application mode

Online

NABARD Grade A Eligibility

Age limit - 21 years to 30 years

Nationality - Indian

Educational Qualification - As per posts

NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria 2021

The NABARD Grade A eligibility criteria for aspirants applying for the NABARD Grade A 2021 exam is consists of three major factors as follows:

  • Nationality

  • Candidate age

  • Educational Qualification

NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria 2021

Candidates filling the NABARD Grade A application form 2021 must read the eligibility criteria details as prescribed by the authorities for the NABARD Grade A 2021 exam. Various components of the NABARD Grade A 2021 eligibility criteria 2021 are mentioned below:

Nationality

Candidates applying for NABARD Grade A exam must be a citizen of India or must fulfill any one of the criterias mentioned below.

  • Citizen of India or

  • Subject of Bhutan/ Nepal or

  • Tibetan refugee who moved to India, with the intention of permanently settling here before January 1, 1962, or

  • People of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Quick Links: NABARD Grade A syllabus 2021

Age Limit

Applicants applying for the NABARD Grade A 2021 exam must be in the age group of 21 years to 30 years as per the cutoff date prescribed. Reserved category applicants are also given relaxation in the upper age limit. Check age relaxation given to various categories in the table below.

NABARD Grade A 2021 category wise age relaxation

Category

Age Relaxation

SC/ ST

5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates

3 years

Ex-servicemen provided that applicants have rendered at least 5 years continuous Military Service and have been released on completion of assignment

5 years

Emergency Commissioned Officers/ Short Service Commissioned Officers who have completed their initial period of assignment of 5 years of Military Service but whose assignment has been extended beyond 5 years

5 years

Children/family members of victims died in the1984 riots

5 years

Persons with Disabilities (PWBD)

General–10 years

OBC–13 years

SC/ST–15 years

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Academic Qualification

Educational qualification for various posts notified in the NABARD Grade A notification 2021 are different for all the posts. Know about the NABARD Grade A educational qualifications eligibility details in the table below:

NABARD Grade A education qualification for RDBS

Stream

Educational Criteria

General:

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognised University with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWBD - 45%) or Post Graduate degree with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWBD - 45%) or Ph.D.

Or

Chartered Accountant / Company Secretary with Bachelor's degree

Or

Two year full time P.G. Diploma in Management/ full time MBA degree from recognised Institutions with Bachelor's Degree in any discipline.

General Agriculture

Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with 50% marks (ST/ SC/ PWBD - 45%) or Post Graduate degree in Agriculture with a minimum of 50% marks (ST/ SC/ PWBD - 45%) from a recognised University.

Agriculture Engineering

Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Engineering with 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWBD - 45%) or Post graduate degree in Agriculture Engineering with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWBD - 45%) from a recognised University.

Food/ Dairy Processing

Bachelor’s degree in Food Processing / Technology/ Dairy Sciences and /or Dairy Technology with 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWBD - 45%) or Post graduate degree in Food Processing /Food Technology/ Dairy Sciences and /or Dairy Technology with 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWBD - 45%) from a recognised University.

Land Development-Soil Science

Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWBD - 45%) or Post Graduate degree in Agriculture / with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWBD - 45%) from a recognised University.

Environmental Engg/ Sciences

Bachelor’s degree with Environmental Science / Engineering with 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWBD - 45%) or Post graduate degree in Environmental Engineering or Science with 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWBD - 45%) from a recognised University.

Agriculture marketing/ Business Management

Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Marketing/ Business Management with 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWBD - 45%) or 2 years full time Post Graduate Degree/ Post Graduate Diploma/ MBA in Agriculture Marketing/ Business Management with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWBD - 45%) from a recognised University.

Geo Informatics

BE/ B.Tech/ BSC degree in Geoinformatics with 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWBD - 45%) or ME/ M.Tech/ MSC degree in Geoinformatics with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWBD - 45%) from a recognized university.

Agricultural Economics/ Economics

Bachelor’s Degree with Economics/ Agriculture Economics with 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWBD - 45%) or Post Graduate degree in Economics/ Agriculture Economics with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWBD - 45%) from a recognized university.

Information Technology

Bachelor’s Degree in CS/ IT with 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWBD 45%) or a postgraduate degree CS/ IT with 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWBD 45%) from a recognised university.

Chartered Accountant

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised University with Membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. The Membership of ICAI must have been obtained on or before 01-01-2020.

Company Secretary

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with Associate membership of Institute of Company Secretaries of India. The Membership of ICSI must have been obtained on or before 01-01-2020.

Finance

BBA (Finance/ Banking)/ BMS (Finance/ Banking) with 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWBD - 45%) OR Two years full time P.G. Diploma in Management (Finance) / Full time MBA (Finance) degree from recognised university OR Bachelor of Financial and Investment Analysis with 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWBD - 45%)

Human Resource Management

BBA (HRM)/ BBM (HRM)/ BMS (HRM) with 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWBD - 45%) OR Two years full time P.G. Diploma in Management in HRM/ HR/ Full time MBA degree in HRM/ HR from recognised University.

Statistics

Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics with 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWBD - 45%) or Post Graduate degree in Statistics with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWBD - 45%) from a recognised university

NABARD Grade A education qualification for RAJBHASHA

Stream

Educational Criteria

Rajbhasha:

Bachelor's Degree from a recognised university in English/ Hindi medium with Hindi and English as a compulsory or elective subject with a minimum of 50% marks.

OR

Bachelor's Degree with Hindi and English as main subjects with a minimum of 50% marks. Candidates must be able to translate from English to Hindi and vice/ versa.

OR

Post Graduate Degree from a recognised university in Hindi with a minimum of 50% marks and English as a compulsory/ elective subject at Graduation level OR

Post Graduate Degree in English with a minimum of 50% marks and Hindi as a main subject at Graduation level. Candidates must be able to translate from English to Hindi and vice/ versa.

NABARD Grade A education qualification for Legal Services

Stream

Educational Criteria

Legal Service

Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognised university by the Bar Council of India with a minimum of 50% marks.

NABARD Grade A Application Form 2021

The NABARD Grade A application form will be released by the authorities on July 17, 2021. Those who fulfill the NABARD Grade A eligibility criteria can apply for the NABARD Grade A exam. Candidates first need to register themselves and then complete the NABARD Grade A application form to be eligible for the NABARD Grade A recruitment process. Candidates need to pay a fee of Rs 800 for UR & OBC category and Rs 150 for others to finally submit the application form. The fee has to be paid via modes prescribed by the NABARD.

How to prepare for NABARD Grade A 2021

Candidates appearing for the NABARD Grade A exam can follow the tips mentioned below to crack the NABARD Grade A exam.

  • Go through the NABARD Grade A syllabus and exam pattern.

  • Prepare a proper schedule to prepare for the NABARD Grade A exam.

  • Make short notes of the important points while studying.

  • Pay more attention to subjects and topics with higher weightage.

  • Study form the best books for NABARD Grade A exam.

  • Solve as many NABARD Grade A samples papers as possible and more.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. Is NABARD Grade A a gazetted post?

No, NABARD Grade A officer is not a gazetted post.

2. When is the NABARD Grade A 2021 notification going to be released?

NABARD released the NABARD Grade A notification 2021 on July 15, 2021

3. What is the age limit to apply for the NABARD Grade A exam?

Candidates between the age group of 21 years to 30 years can apply for the NABARD Grade A exam.

4. What is the educational qualification required to appear for the NABARD Grade A exam?

Check the NABARD Grade A educational qualification in the above article.

5. How many stages are there in the NABARD Grade A selection process?

NABARD Grade A 2021 selection process has three stages.

  • Prelims

  • Mains

  • Interview

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Examination Dates ->

As of now, no notification has been released that shows the Application Date and the Exam Date. In 2021, the Application date was released on 17th July, 2021 and the Exam (Prelims) was conducted on 18th September, 2021. So this year in 2022, you can expect the exam happening around those dates. So you are suggested to visit its official website - www.nabard.org on a frequent basis for the latest updates regarding NABARD. The duration of the Prelims exam is 2 hours (120 minutes).

Regarding exam preparation, 1 year is sufficient for a thorough preparation.

To go through the latest articles regarding NABARD, you may visit the link - Latest Articles around NABARD Grade A Exam (careers360.com)

Hi Aspirant,

NABARD Grade A examination is held in three phases like Phase 1,2,3.So to prepare for phase 1 go through Historical Basis of Indian Economy,Social Issue,current affairs,Monthly Magazines like Banking Services Chronicles etc.However for ARD Past and Present Schemes related to Agriculture and Rural Development are important and also prepare current affairs based on agricultural field.Stay focussed and motivated.The third round is all about personal interview.

Hope it helps!!!

Hello Dear,

NABARD conducts a common NABARD Grade-A Recruitment Exam to recruit Assistant Managers in the Rural Development Banking Service of NABARD. The candidates who are appointed as an Assistant Manager in the esteemed organization will get a good salary with other benefits. Candidates will have questions related to English, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Computer, Economic and social issues, and Agriculture and rural development.

You can download the sample papers on the following link:

https://competition.careers360.com/articles/nabard-grade-a-exam-pattern

Good Luck

Hello dear student !

In order to prepare for any examination, you have to study in a smart way. The NABARD Grade A exam asks direct questions and difficulty level is averagely difficult and the seats are quite less.

First you need to study regularly and don't skip even a single day.

For the first 5 sections , the preparation is almost same as for Bank PO, etc. For GA refer to -

Any standard static GA booklet (such as Bankers Adda's )

Affaircloud 100 Questions monthly pocket booklet

GKtoday 250 Questions monthly pdf

Now, for 2 most important sections which are there in mains also,

ARD-

You can refer to Edutap for this section.

For ESI-

you can refer to Edutap ESI static module, Union budget, Economic survey Vol. I , etc.

For English Descriptive Paper in Mains, you need to practice all the sections.

For interview, just read a national paper on Daily basis and be aware of your surrounding and all the developments amd changes.

Practice with online mock tests and practice ror every section as much as possible. Eat healthy and sleep properly.

Hope this will help you !

All the best

Hello aspirant

NABARD Grade A exam pattern contains the following 7 sections of the following marks;-

  1. Test of reasoning- 20 marks
  2. English language-40 marks
  3. Computer knowledge-20 marks
  4. General awareness-20 marks
  5. Quantitative aptitude-20 marks
  6. Economic & Social Issues-40 marks
  7. Agricultural and rural development -40 marks

To prepare for the exam, you should follow a proper study plan, give attention to all the sections equally, revise the topics and practice the mock papers available online. Read newspaper daily.

Hope this helps

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