About NABARD Grade A 2019

National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development conducts recruitment for selection of Assistant Managers in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS). NABARD Grade A is conducted in three phases - Prelims and Mains followed by an Interview. NABARD Grade A recruitment is done for the post of Assistant Manager Grade A. Only those candidates who are graduate and between 21 to 30 years of age, are eligible to apply for NABARD Grade A. On the basis of the marks secured in the preliminary exam, candidates are selected for the mains examination. Candidates shortlisted in the NABARD Grade A mains exam are called for an Interview on the basis of ranks obtained in phase II. The final selection of candidates for the post of NABARD Grade ‘A (RDBS) is based on their performance in the mains examination and Interview marks.

Frequency: Once a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development
NABARD Grade A Preliminary Exam - Duration 2 Hours +1 More

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NABARD Grade A 2019 Important Dates

15 Jun, 2019 - 16 Jun, 2019 NABARD Grade A Preliminary Exam - Exam | Mode: Online
15 Sep, 2019 (Tentative) NABARD Grade A Mains Exam - Admit Card | Mode: Online
16 Oct, 2019 (Tentative) NABARD Grade A Mains Exam - Exam | Mode: Online
06 Jun, 2019 - 15 Jun, 2019 NABARD Grade A Preliminary Exam - Admit Card | Mode: Online
10 May, 2019 - 26 May, 2019 Application | Mode: Online

NABARD Grade A 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for NABARD Grade A candidates have to fulfil the eligibility criteria as prescribed by NABARD. Candidates must satisfy the eligibility conditions such as age, educational qualifications and more as mentioned below:

  • NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria - Age Limit: Candidates should be between 21 to 30 years of age. 

NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria - Relaxation for Reserved Categories

  • OBC - 3 years

  • SC - 5 years

  • ST - 5 years

  • Ex-servicemen (including Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers) - 5 years

  • Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers - 5 years

  • PWBD (General) - 10 years 

  • PWBD (OBC) - 13 years 

  • PWBD (SC/ST) - 15 years


NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria - Educational Qualification: Candidates should possess the educational qualifications as prescribed by NABARD as on June 1, 2019. Below are the details regarding educational qualifications required to appear NABARD Grade A:

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in any subject with a minimum of 50% marks
(SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate or post graduate degree with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) from a recognized University or Ph.D OR Chartered Accountant /Cost Accountant/ Company Secretary with Bachelor's degree or two  years full time P.G. Diploma in Management / full time MBA degree from Institutions/Universities recognized by GOI.

NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria for various discipline


NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria for Animal Husbandry

Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Sciences/Animal Husbandry with a minimum of 50% marks (SC  applicants 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Veterinary Sciences / Animal Husbandry with a minimum of 50% marks (SC applicants 45%) in aggregate from any recognized University / Institute.

NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria for Chartered Accountant

  • 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 March 1, 2019


NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria for Economics

  • Bachelor’s Degree with Economics/Agriculture Economics 

  • 50% marks (ST applicants -45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Economics/Agriculture Economics with a minimum of 50% marks (ST applicants-45%) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution

  • Candidates with Economics as one of the main subjects at all years/semesters of the course, will only be eligible


NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria for Environmental Engineering

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science / Environmental Engineering / Climate Change / Climate Change Adaptation with 50% marks in aggregate or 

  • Post graduate degree in Environmental Science / Environmental Engineering / Climate Change / Climate Change Adaptation with 50% marks in aggregate, from a recognized University/Institution

NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria for Environmental Engineering

  • Food Processing/Food Technology Bachelor’s degree in Food Processing /Food Technology with 50% marks (ST applicants 45%) in aggregate or 

  • Post Graduate degree in Food Processing /Food Technology with 50% marks (ST applicants 45%) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution


NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria for Food Processing/Food Technology

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Processing /Food Technology with 50% marks (ST applicants 45%) in aggregate or 

  • Post Graduate degree in Food Processing /Food Technology with 50% marks (ST applicants 45%) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution


NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria for Forestry

  • Bachelor’s degree in Forestry with 50% marks (SC applicants 45%) in
    aggregate or 

  • Post Graduate degree in Forestry with 50% marks (SC applicants
    45%) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution


NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria for Land Development (Soil Science) / Agriculture

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with 50% marks (SC/ST applicants - 45%) in aggregate or 

  • Post Graduate degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST applicants 45%) in aggregate from a recognised University / Institution


NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria for Social Work

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with 50% marks (SC applicants 45%) in aggregate or 

  • Post Graduate degree in Social Work with 50% marks (SC applicants 45%) in aggregate from a recognized University

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other

NABARD Grade A Application Form

NABARD releases the application form of NABARD in the online mode. Candidates have to check their eligibility and keep the prerequisites to keep ready as given below:

  • Scanned photograph and signature

  • A valid personal email ID and mobile number

How to fill NABARD Grade A Application Form?


Step 1: Registration

  • To register for NABARD Grade A application, candidates must ‘Click here for New Registration’ and enter name, contact details and email id

  • A provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen

  • Candidate should note down the Provisional Registration Number and Password

  • An email & SMS indicating the provisional registration number and password will be sent at the given email ID and mobile number

Step 2: Uploading of Photograph and Signature

Photograph 

Signature

  • Photograph must be a recent passport size colour picture
    The picture should be in colour, against a light-coloured, preferably white, background. 

  • Both ears should be visible
    Look straight at the camera with a relaxed face

  • If the picture is taken on a sunny day, have the sun behind you, or place yourself in the shade, so that you are not squinting and there are no harsh shadows

  • If you have to use flash, ensure there's no red-eye

  • If you wear glasses make sure that there are no reflections and your eyes can
    be clearly seen

  • Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable

  • Religious headwear is allowed but it must not cover your face
    Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (preferred)

  • Size of file should be between 20kb-50kb

  • Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50 kb 

  • If the size of the file is more than 50 kb, Candidate him/herself will be responsible for the same

  • Candidate must ensure that Photo to be uploaded is of the required size and the face should be clearly visible

  • The applicant has to sign on white paper with Black Ink Pen

  • The signature must be signed only by the applicant and not by any other person

  • The Applicant's signature obtained on the attendance sheet at the time of examination should match the uploaded signature

  • In case of mismatch, the candidate may be disqualified. 

  • Dimensions 140 x 60 pixels
    Size of file should be between 10kb to 20kb




Step 3: Filling up the basic details - Enter your personal details, academic, communication details in the application form

Step 4: Previewing the application form - Click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before the final submit. In this step, candidates can modify or edit particulars in the application form. After final submission candidates will not be able to change any information entered.

Step 5: Payment of application fees - NABARD Grade A Application modes: Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.

  • For SC/ ST/ PWBD - Rs. 150

  • For Others - Rs.650+150 (intimation charges) = Rs.800

Step 6: Printout of the application form - After the submission of fees, candidates must take a printout of the e-Receipt and online application for future references.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 800
SC, ST Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 150

NABARD Grade A 2019 Syllabus

NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Syllabus

English
Essay
Precis writing
Comprehension and business/office correspondence
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
Trends in inflation and 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
Agriculture 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
Industry
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 banking/ financial sector
Globalisation of economy
Role of international funding institutions
IMF and world bank
WTO
Regional economic co-operation
Social structure in India
Multiculturalism
Demographic trends
Urbanisation and migration
Gender issues joint family system
Social infrastructure
Education
Health and environment
Status and 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 favour of the under privileged
Social movements
Indian political systems
Human development
Current economic and social issues
Agriculture and rural development
Agriculture Definition
Meaning and its branches
Agronomy
Meaning and scope of agronomy
Classification of field crops
Factors affecting on crop production
Agro climatic zones
Cropping systems
Definition and types of cropping systems
Problems of dry land agriculture
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
Fertilisers
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
Bio fuels
Water harvesting structures
Farm ponds
Watershed management
Agro processing
Controlled and modified storage
Perishable food storage
Godowns
Bins and grain silos
Plantation and 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 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 and their classification and utility
Introduction to poultry industry in india
Common terms pertaining to poultry production and management
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 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
Forestry 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 ministry of environment
Forest and climate change
Agriculture extensions Its importance and role
Methods of evaluation of extension programmes
Role of krishi vigyan kendra's in dissemination of agricultural technologies
Ecology and climate change Ecology and its relevance to man
Natural resources and their sustainable management and conservation
Causes of climate change
Green house gases
Major ghg emitting countries
Climate analysis
Distinguish between adaptation and mitigation
Climate change impact to agriculture and rural livelihood
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 labourers
Artisans
Handicrafts
Traders
Forest dwellers/tribes and others in rural india
Trends of change in rural population and rural work force
Problems and conditions of rural labour
Issues and challenges in handlooms
Panchayati raj institutions
Functions and working
Mgnrega
Nrlm
Aajeevika
Rural drinking water programmes
Swachh bharat
Rural housing
Pura and other rural development programmes

NABARD Grade A 2019 Exam Pattern

NABARD Grade A Preliminary Exam Exam Pattern

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern for Phase I – Preliminary Examination (Online Exam)

The exam pattern of NABARD Grade A preliminary examination is given below:

Type of Questions: MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) carrying 200 marks.
Duration of Exam: 120 Minutes

Total Marks: 200 marks

Topics and marks distribution

  • Test of Reasoning – 20 questions - 20 marks

  • English Language – 40 questions - 40 marks

  • Computer Knowledge – 20 questions - 20 marks

  • General Awareness – 20 questions - 20 marks

  • Quantitative Aptitude – 20 questions - 20 marks

  • Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) – 40 questions - 40 marks

  • Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) - 40 questions- 40 marks

NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Exam Pattern

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern for Phase II – Main Examination 

The exam pattern of NABARD Grade A Mains examination is given below:

Paper-I - General English

  • The Paper-I - General English will have descriptive questions carrying 100 marks

  • The exam duration for mains exam is  1.5 hours

  • The analytical and drafting abilities of the candidate shall be assessed through the descriptive Paper on General English comprising essay writing, comprehension, report writing, paragraph writing & letter writing. 

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern for Phase II - Marks distribution

  • Essay - 40 Marks 

  • Precis - 20 Marks

  • Questions on the Precis para - 20 Marks

  • Report / Letter Writing - 20 Marks

NABARD Grade A 2019 Admit Card

NABARD Grade A Preliminary Exam Admit Card

NABARD Grade A Admit Card for Prelims: The preliminary admit card is issued in online mode . To download NABARD Grade A admit card, candidates have to enter their registration number and date of birth/password in the login window. Before downloading, candidates must ensure to check all details mentioned on it are correct. If any discrepancies occur, candidates must contact the officials immediately. The authority will not send any hard copy of the admit card to candidates through email ID/post.

How to download NABARD Grade A Admit Card?

  • Click on the link to be provided on this page

  • Enter registration number and date of birth/password

  • NABARD Grade A Admit card is displayed on the screen

  • Download and take two to three printouts of the admit card for future reference

NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Admit Card

NABARD releases the mains admit card of NABARD Grade A in online mode. To check NABARD Grade A Admit Card for mains exam, candidates have to enter registration number and password on the login page. Only those candidates who have qualified in NABARD Grade A prelims examination are able to download the mains admit card. The admit card of NABARD Grade A includes details such as exam venue, date and time of the exam, candidate’s name, registration number, password, space for photograph and signature, important instructions.

Candidates must ensure that all the particulars available on the admit card are correct. Along with the call letter one photo ID proofs (prescribed) must be carried to the exam centre on the day of the exam. The interview call letter will be released after the declaration of mains result. 

NABARD Grade A 2019 Exam Centers

NABARD Grade A Preliminary Exam Exam Centers

State City
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Chirala
Srikakulam
Guntur
Kadapa
Kurnool
Nellore
Rajahmundry
Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
Tirupati
Kakinada
Chittoor
Eluru
Vizianagaram
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Assam Guwahati
Dibrugarh
Jorhat
Silchar
Tezpur
Bihar Bhagalpur
Darbhanga
Gaya
Muzaffarpur
Patna
Purnea
Samastipur
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Punjab Mohali
Amritsar
Bathinda
Pathankot
Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Patiala
Sangrur
Chhattisgarh Bhilai
Bilaspur
Durg
Raipur
Goa Panaji
Mapusa
Verna
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Gandhinagar
Anand
Himmatnagar
Mehsana
Jamnagar
Rajkot
Surat
Vadodara
Haryana Hisar
Faridabad
Gurgaon
Karnal
Kurukshetra
Sonipat
Ambala
Palwal
Panipat
Rohtak
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur
Hamirpur
Kullu
Shimla
Solan
Una
Mandi
Kangra
Samba
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Srinagar
Jharkhand Bokaro
Dhanbad
Hazaribagh
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru
Belgaum
Bidar
Dharwad
Hassan
Gulbarga
Hubli
Mangalore
Mysore
Shimoga
Udupi
Bagalkot
Mandya
Kerala Alappuzha
Pathanamthitta
Ernakulam
Kochi
Kannur
Kasaragod
Kottayam
Kozhikode
Malappuram
Palakkad
Thrissur
Thiruvananthapuram
Kollam
Madhya Pradesh Ujjain
Sagar
Bhopal
Gwalior
Indore
Jabalpur
Satna
Maharashtra Aurangabad
Amravati
Kolhapur
Mumbai
Navi Mumbai
Thane
Nagpur
Nanded
Nashik
Pune
Satara
Ratnagiri
Chandrapur
Solapur
Latur
Dhule
Jalgaon
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Delhi New Delhi
Odisha Balasore
Berhampur
Bhubaneshwar
Cuttack
Sambalpur
Dhenkanal
Rourkela
Puducherry Puducherry
Tamil Nadu Cuddalore
Chennai
Coimbatore
Kumbakonam
Madurai
Salem
Thanjavur
Tiruchirapalli
Tirunelveli
Tiruvannamalai
Vellore
Tirupur
Erode
Virudhunagar
Dindigul
Namakkal
Nagercoil
Perambalur
Thoothukudi (Tuticorin)
Rajasthan Ajmer
Bikaner
Jaipur
Jodhpur
Kota
Sikar
Udaipur
Alwar
Sikkim Gangtok
Telangana Hyderabad
Rangareddy
Karimnagar
Warangal
Khammam
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra
Aligarh
Allahabad
Bareilly
Faizabad
Ghaziabad
Gorakhpur
Greater Noida
Jhansi
Kanpur
Lucknow
Mathura
Meerut
Moradabad
Muzaffarnagar
Noida
Sitapur
Varanasi
Uttarakhand Roorkee
Dehradun
Haldwani
West Bengal Asansol
Bardhaman
Berhampore
Durgapur
Hooghly
Kalyani
Kolkata
Siliguri

NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Odisha Bhubaneswar
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Rajasthan Jaipur
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
West Bengal Kolkata
Uttar Pradesh Lucknow
Maharashtra Mumbai
Pune
Delhi New Delhi
Bihar Patna
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Jharkhand Ranchi
Meghalaya Shillong
Kerala Thiruvananthapuram

Documents Required at Exam

  • PAN card
  • Passport
  • Permanent driving licence
  • Voter’s card
  • Bank passbook with photograph
  • Photo identity proof issued by a gazetted officer on official letterhead
  • Photo identity proof issued by a people’s representative on official letterhead
  • valid recent identity card issued by a recognized college/university
  • Aadhar/e-aadhar card with a photograph
  • Employee ID
  • Bar council identity card with photograph

NABARD Grade A 2019 Result

NABARD Grade A Preliminary Exam Result

The result for NABARD Grade A prelims exam can be checked in online mode by entering roll number and date of birth in the login window. On the basis of the preliminary exam, candidates are selected for mains exam. The cutoff marks for NABARD Grade A phase I exam is also released along with the result. Candidates must note that preliminary marks are not used while preparing the final merit list and shortlisting candidates for interview.

NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Result

NABARD declares the result of NABARD Grade A after 10 to 15 days after the conclusion of the exam. Candidates have to enter their roll number and date of birth to download NABARD Grade A mains result. Along with the result, candidates can know the category-wise and discipline-wise cutoff score. Candidates selected in mains exam are called for Interview as per their merit ranks obtained in the exam.

NABARD Grade A 2019 Cutoff

NABARD Grade A Preliminary Exam Cutoff

NABARD Grade A cut off of prelims exam is the minimum marks which must be obtained by candidates in order to be shortlisted for mains exam. The cut off of NABARD Grade A prelims is announced for shortlisting candidates to take mains examination of NABARD Grade A. The prelims cut off is not be taken into account for preparing the final merit list.

NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Cutoff

NABARD Grade A cut off is released in the form of pdf wherein candidates can know the section-wise, category-wise and state-wise cutoff score. Only candidates securing the NABARD Grade A mains cut off are considered eligible for appearing in the interview. The cutoff is different for different posts and departments.

NABARD Grade A 2019 Selection Process

NABARD Grade A Selection Process

  • The selection procedure of NABARD Grade A includes qualifying prelims, mains/single exam and interview.

  • Candidates shortlisted in mains and interview exam will be appointed provisionally subject to fulfilment of eligibility, vacancies and declared medically fit by Medical Officers appointed/ approved by the Bank.

  • The appointment letter and online submission of biodata, acceptance of offer and online submission of medical test centre will be made available on the website of NABARD for a specific period of time.

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