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.
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 - 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
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
NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria for Forestry
Bachelor’s degree in Forestry with 50% marks (SC applicants 45%) inaggregate or
Post Graduate degree in Forestry with 50% marks (SC applicants45%) 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 must be a recent passport size colour pictureThe picture should be in colour, against a light-coloured, preferably white, background.
Both ears should be visibleLook 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 canbe clearly seen
Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable
Religious headwear is allowed but it must not cover your faceDimensions 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 pixelsSize 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 formStep 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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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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