NABARD or National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development conducts Recruitment to select eligible candidates for the post of Grade A Officer through NABARD Exam.
Being one of the prestigious Banking Exam, NABARD attracts thousands of candidates every year who wish to be a part of the reputed Banking Sector. The headquarter of National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development is situated in Mumbai. This apex financial institution of India has its branches all across the country and looks after the planning, operations and managing policies that accelerate the face of agriculture and economic condition of rural areas in India.
NABARD Recruitment 2020
NABARD has released a newspaper advertisement recently and the official notification for the post of Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) will be released soon. There are overall 154 vacancies in NABARD 2020.
NABARD Online Application 2020
The link to apply online for NABARD Grade A Officers will be activated on the official website of NABARD after the release of official notification.
NABARD Exam Dates 2020
|Release of Notification and start of Application Form||10th Jan 2019|
|Last Date to submit Application Form||31st Jan 2019|
|Date of Phase I (Preliminary) Exam – Assistant Manager Grade A||will be notified soon|
NABARD Exam Pattern 2019
NABARD Examination will be conducted in three phases: Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam and Interview Process. Let’s have a look at all these three phases one by one.
|Assistant Manager Grade A RDBS|
|Phase I – Preliminary Examination (Online Exam)|
|Objective Type: MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)|
i) Test of Reasoning – 20 marks
ii) English Language – 40 marks
iii) Computer Knowledge –20 marks
iv) General Awareness – 20 marks
v) Quantitative Aptitude – 20 marks
vi) Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) –40 marks
vii) Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) – 40 marks
Duration: 120 Minutes Composite Time – Total 200 marks
|Phase II – Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive|
|Paper-I – General English: (Descriptive – online through key board)|
Duration: 1 ½ hrs – 100 Marks
The analytical and drafting abilities of the candidate shall be assessed through this Descriptive
Paper on General English comprising essay writing, comprehension, report writing, paragraph
writing & letter writing.
Paper–II (MCQ): i) For candidates applying for General Discipline – Economic & Social Issues and
Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)
ii) for all the other posts – Paper on related discipline
Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Marks
|Phase III – Interview|
|Applicants qualifying in the Phase-II Examination and securing sufficiently high rank in merit|
shall be short-listed for interview.
Marks for Interview : 25 Marks
Interview Process: Candidates who clear Mains Round are further called for an Interview to complete NABARD Recruitment Process. Candidates clearing the Interview Process are offered the appointment letter by National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development.
NABARD 2020 Syllabus
To ace NABARD 2020 Exam, it is very important to be well versed with NABARD Syllabus. Preliminary exam of NABARD Exam constitutes of 7 major sections namely:
- Quantitative Aptitude
- English Language
- Computer Knowledge
- General Awareness
- Economic and Social Issues and
- Agriculture and Rural development
Mains Exam Syllabus for NABARD constitutes of:
- Paper I – English Writing
- Paper II – (a) Economic and Social Issues (b) Agriculture & Rural Development
- For Phase III of NABARD Grade B Exam- (a) Development Economics (b) Statistics (c) Finance (d) Management
NABARD 2020 Eligibility
For Assistant Manager (Grade A) Post
Age Limit: Candidates age should be in between 21 to 30 years as on 01-05-2019, i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-05-1989 and not later than 01-05-1998.
- Candidates should possess Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWD applicants 45%) in aggregate or
- Post Graduation Degree with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWD applicants 45%) in aggregate or Ph.D for S.No-a, Bachelor’s Degree with Economics with 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWD applicants -45%) in aggregate or
- Post Graduation Degree in Economics/ Agriculture Economics with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWD applicants-45%) in aggregate from a recognized university for S.No-b
- Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from any recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or
- Post Graduation Degree in Agriculture with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWD applicants 45%) in aggregate for S.No-c
- Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering with 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized University or having PG degree in Agricultural Engineering with 50% marks in aggregate after Bachelor’s Degree in any engineering discipline for S.No-d
- Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture from any recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks (SC applicants 45%) in aggregate or
- Post Graduation Degree in Horticulture with a minimum of 50% marks (SC applicants 45%) in aggregate for S.No-e Posts with adequate experience.