NABARD Exam 2020: Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Application Process, Admit Card

NABARD Exam

Headquartered in Mumbai with its branches sprawled across the country, NABARD or National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development is entrusted with matters concerning planning, operations and policy-making in the field economic and agricultural activities in the rural areas in India. Being a member of AFI (Alliance for Financial Inclusion), the bank is fully engrossed in developing financial inclusion policy. The article here will cover various NABARD exams for different recruitments.

Framed as the highest development financial institution and a prestigious Public Sector Bank, NABARD conducts exams to recruit candidates for its various posts. Candidates willing to appear for NABARD exams 2020, must go through the syllabus, understand exam patterns and avail other important details to crack the exam.

NABARD Recruitment

NABARD conducts recruitment on the following basis:

  • Regular Basis
  • Contract Basis

Regular basis recruitment comprises  of recruitment at:

  • Group A posts (Assistant Manager, Legal, Rajbhasha)
  • Group B posts (Development Assistant)
  • Group C posts (Office Attendant, Drivers)

Contract basis recruitment comprises of recruitment at:

  • Specialist Officers posts
  • Junior Level posts

In the article ahead, we will be covering all the recruitments in detail.

NABARD Recruitment 2020 Notification - NABARD has started the online application process for NABARD Grade A Assistant Manager 2020 exam on 15th January 2020. The last date for application submission was 3rd February 2020. The Preliminary exam has been conducted successfully on 25th February 2020 and the dates for the Main exam will be announced soon.

NABARD 2020 Overview

Exam Name

NABARD

Year

2020

Conducting Authority

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development

Purpose

Recruitment

Post

Assistant Manager, Managerial & Development Assistant

Official Website

www.nabard.org

Exam Date

25th February 2020 (Preliminary Exam - Grade A Assistant Manager)

To be announced soon (Main Exam - Grade A Assistant Manager)


NABARD Exam 2020 Important Dates

The official notification for NABARD Grade A Assistant Manager post was released on 15th January 2020. Separate notifications were released for Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ in rural Development Banking Service (RDBS)/ Rajbhasha Service/ Legal Service and Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ in Protocol & Security Service. The important dates for both the recruitments are as under:

For Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ in RDBS/ Rajbhasha/ Legal Service

NABARD 2020 Events

NABARD 2020 Dates

Online application commences

15th January 2020

Last date to register online

3rd February 2020

Download Phase I (Prelims) Call Letter

14th February 2020

Preliminary Exam 2020

25th February 2020

Preliminary Result

23rd March 2020

Admit Card for Main Exam

To be announced soon

NABARD Grade A Officer Main Exam

To be announced soon

Main Exam Result

To be announced soon

For Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ in Protocol & Security Service Exam

The recruitment for this post will be done through shortlisting and interviews.

NABARD 2020 Events

NABARD 2020 Dates

Online application commences

15th January 2020

Last date to register online

3rd February 2020

Interview

March 2020

Recruitment notifications for other posts have not been released yet.


NABARD Exam Previous Years Solved Papers


NABARD Exam 2020 Pattern & Syllabus

For Assistant Manager Grade A Post

The recruitment process is conducted in three major phases –

  • PHASE I (Preliminary Exam - Objective)
  • PHASE II (Main Exam – Objective & Descriptive)
  • PHASE III (Interview)

The first phase i.e. the preliminary exam is a screening test. It is qualifying in nature. Those who clear the prelims and get high ranks (as decided by NABARD) will be called for the Phase II exam. To attend the Phase III exam (personal interview), applicants must secure good ranks and qualify the Main Examination.

For better preparation of the NABARD exam 2020, having a clear and complete knowledge of the latest pattern and detailed syllabus would be a boon. Here we have shed some light on the NABARD Grade-A Exam Pattern and Syllabus.

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern (Phase 1 - Preliminary)

The Preliminary phase pattern for RDBS, Rajbhasha, and Legal Service is the same and the Main exam pattern varies a little. Here are the details:

Test Name

No. Of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Duration

Quantitative Aptitude

20

20

Composite time of 120 minutes

Reasoning Ability

20

20

Computer Knowledge

20

20

General Awareness

20

20

English Language

40

40

Agriculture & Rural Development

40

40

Economic and Social Issues

40

40

Total

200

200

2 Hours

Scroll left or right to view full table

The Preliminary exam is only qualifying in nature and is done for screening of candidates for the Main exam. 

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern (Phase 2 - Main)

Eligible candidates will be called for NABARD Grade A Main Examination. Unlike the phase 1 exam pattern, the main examination consists of both descriptive and objective tests. Here is what prelims qualified candidates are going to get –

Exam

Name of Test

Maximum Marks

Duration

Paper I

General English (common for Grade ‘A’ - RDBS, Rajbhasha, and Legal)

100

90 Min

Paper II

For Grade A (RDBS)

General Discipline - Agriculture & Rural Development and Economic & Social Issues

Specialised Discipline - Paper on related discipline

 For Grade A Rajbhasha

Proficiency in Hindi (including translation from English to Hindi and vice versa). Analytical ability is assessed through descriptive paper

 For Grade A Legal Services

Proficiency in Interpreting Laws such as Banking, Negotiable Instruments, Industrial, Company, and Cooperative Laws, Cyber laws, Rural non-life insurance, Commerce/Property transactions, staff matters, direct financing, and good experience in drafting various types of documents.

100

90 Min

Scroll left or right to view full table

Negative Marking

There is a provision of negative marking in the exam where objective questions are asked both in Phase-I and Phase-II. 1/4th marks assigned to the question will be deducted for every wrong answer.

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern (Phase 3 - Interview)

Applicants who qualify (secure the minimum cut-off marks or above) the Main phase examination and secure high rank in the merit are short-listed for the interview. The interview phase is of 25 marks.

The final selection for the post of Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ (RDBS/ Rajbhasha/ Legal) will be based on candidates performance in Main Examination and interview.

Tie-Breaking Criteria

If the total marks secured by the candidates in Phase II (Main Exam) and Phase III (Interview) are same, the ranking will be decided as under:

  1. “Amongst the candidates having equal marks in total (Main examination + interview taken together), the candidate with higher marks in the Main Examination will be ranked higher.
  2. In case of having equal marks in the Main Examination, the candidate with a higher qualification or in case of similar qualification, the candidate with higher marks in graduation will be ranked higher. In case of a further tie-up, the candidate senior in age will be ranked higher.”

For Assistant Manager Grade A Post in Protocol & Security Service

The selection for the Assistant Manager Grade A post in Protocol & Security Service will be based on shortlisting and Interview.

NABARD Grade B Main Examination Exam Pattern

The Grade B notification has not been released yet. However, we are covering the exam pattern for the same for students’ convenience. The Preliminary phase pattern will be the same as of the Grade ‘A’ exam. The Main exam pattern is as under:

Exam

Test Name

Maximum Marks

Time

Phase I

General English (Descriptive)

100

90 Min

Phase II

For General Post – Economic and Social Issues and Agriculture and Rural Development (focus on Rural India)

For Manager (RDBS) Agriculture Post – Agriculture

100

90 Min

Phase III

Development Economics, Statistics, Finance & Management

100

90 Min

Scroll left or right to view full table

There will be a penalty for the incorrect answers (only for objective type test). 1/4th of the marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

For Development Assistant Post

The notification for the post of Development Assistant has also not been released yet. The exam pattern for recruitment is as under. The selection process for the post of Development Assistant involves two significant phases –

  • Preliminary Exam (Online)
  • Main Exam (Online)

Phase I (Preliminary Exam)

Phase I exam will consist of three tests such as Reasoning, Numerical Ability and English Language. The total duration of the exam will be 1 hour. Phase I test will be conducted for 100 marks.

Test Name

Questions

Marks

Duration

Reasoning

30

30

60 minutes

Numerical Ability

30

30

English Language

40

40

Total

100

100

1 hour

Scroll left or right to view full table

Phase II (Main Exam)

Phase II exam will have Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness. The English Language test will be descriptive. The duration of the Main exam will be 120 minutes.

Test Name

Questions

Marks

Duration

Computer Knowledge

40

40

90 minutes

General Awareness

50

50

Reasoning

30

30

Quantitative Aptitude

30

30

English Language (Descriptive)

Essay, Letter/ Report Writing, Precis

50

30 minutes

Total

 

200

120 minutes

Scroll left or right to view full table

There will be a penalty for the incorrect answers (only for objective type test). 1/4th of the marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. The medium of the exam will be English and Hindi.

NABARD 2020 Syllabus

NABARD Grade A Assistant Manager Phase I (Preliminary) Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude: Data Interpretation; Quadratic Equations; Number Series; Simplification/Approximation; Data Sufficiency; Miscellaneous Arithmetic Questions

Reasoning Ability: Puzzles; Syllogism; Data Sufficiency; State-based questions; Inequality; Miscellaneous Questions; Input-Out; Blood Relations

English Language: Reading Comprehension; Sentence Rearrangement; Spotting the Errors; Fill in the Blanks; Cloze Test; Sentence Improvement

General Awareness: Current Affairs; Banking; Economy; Insurance

Computer Knowledge: History of Computer & Generations; Networking; Shortcuts; MS Office; Input-output Devices; Internet

NABARD Grade A Assistant Manager Phase II (Main) Syllabus

Paper I

The main examination will have an objective as well as descriptive type tests in English. The descriptive test will check the candidates’ expertise in written English. It will comprise précis writing, report writing, essay writing, comprehension, paragraph writing, etc. Other than that there is a personal interview segment to be conducted to select adroit professionals. The descriptive test is also conducted through online mode where candidates are required to type the answers through the keyboard. The marks distribution for different topics is as under:

  • Essay Writing (40 Marks)
  • Precis Writing (20 Marks)
  • Reading Comprehension Questions (20 Marks)
  • Report/ Letter Writing (20 Marks)

Paper II (RDBS - General Discipline)

Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development

Economic & Social Issues

Nature of Indian Economy - Structural and Institutional features, Opening up the Indian Economy, Economic underdevelopment, Economic Reforms in India, Globalisation, Privatisation.

Inflation - Trends in Inflation & 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, Agricultural performance, Technical and Institutional changes in Indian Agriculture, 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, WTO, IMF & World Bank, Regional Economic Cooperation.

Social Structure in India - Multiculturalism, Demographic trends, Gender Issues Joint family system, Urbanisation and Migration, Social Infrastructure, Education, Health and Environment.

Education - Status & System of Education, Educational relevance and educational wastage, Socio-economic Problems associated with Illiteracy, 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 underprivileged - Social Movements, Indian Political Systems, Human Development. Current Economic & Social Issues.

Agriculture & Rural Development

Agriculture: definition, meaning and its branches, Agronomy: definition, meaning and scope of agronomy. Classification of field crops. Factors affecting crop production, Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems. Agro Climatic Zones; Problems of dryland agriculture; seed processing, seed production, seed village; Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory; Precision Farming, System of Crop Intensification, organic farming;

  1. Soil and Water Conservation: Major soil types, soil fertility, soil erosion, fertilisers, soil conservation, watershed management;
  2. Water Resource: Irrigation Management: types of irrigation, sources of irrigation, crop-water requirement, water conservation techniques, command area development, micro-irrigation, irrigation pumps, major, medium and minor irrigation.
  3. Farm and Agri Engineering: Farm Machinery and Power, Sources of power on the farm- human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass, biofuels, water harvesting structures, farm ponds, watershed management, Agro-Processing, Controlled and modified storage, perishable food storage, godowns, bins and grain silos.
  4. Plantation & 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.
  5. Animal Husbandry: Farm animals and their role in the Indian economy, Animal husbandry methods in India, common terms about different species of livestock, Utility classification of breeds of cattle. Introduction to common feeds and fodders, their classification and utility.

Introduction to the poultry industry in India (past, present and future status), Common terms about 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.

  1. 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 about fish production.
  2. 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 the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. 
  3. Agriculture Extensions: Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programmes, Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra's (KVK) in the dissemination of Agricultural technologies.
  4. Ecology and Climate Change: Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, their sustainable management and conservation. Causes of climate change, GreenHouse Gases (GHG), 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
  5. Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities; recent trends, major challenges in agriculture measures to enhance the 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 EconomyImportance 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 workforce; 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

The syllabus for specialised Disciplines of Paper-II Grade A (RDBS/ Rajbhasha/ Legal) is uploaded at the official website. Candidates can download the same as per their preferred discipline. 

NABARD Development Assistant Syllabus

English Language: English Proficiency, English Usage Errors, Descriptive (Essay, Precis, Letter/ Report Writing)

Numerical Ability: Date Interpretation, Percentage, Mixture and allegations, Problems on Ages, Simple Interest/ Compound Interest, Time and Work, Profit and Loss, Averages, Time Speed and Distance, Ratio & Proportions, Number System, HCF & LCM and Simplification

General Awareness: Current Affairs – National & International, Union Budget, Sports, Important Financial & Economic News, Five Year Plans, Banking and Finance, Awards and Honours, Science – Inventions & Discoveries, Books and Authors, Capitals and Currency, Business and Economy, Famous Personalities, Days and Dates, Films and Entertainment, Famous Places, History, Geography Governance, Indian Politics, International Current Affairs, Abbreviations, National Current Affairs, Important Days and International & National Organizations

Reasoning: Directions, Coding-Decoding, Analogies, Verbal/Non-Verbal Series, Calendars & Clocks, Ranking of Numbers, Dice and Cube, Mirror Images, Arithmetical Reasoning, Blood Relations and Number Series

Computer Knowledge: Computer Fundamentals, Operating System, MS Excel, MS Word, Internet, MS Power-Point – Presentation and Windows

NABARD Grade ‘A’ Preparation Tips/ Strategy

  • Make a study plan and stick to it. Keep time for every subject in your study-plan.
  • Appear for mock tests and solve as many sample papers as you can. Solving previous years’ papers help in identifying the strong and weak areas.
  • Take out time for everyday revision. Revise what you have studied the day before. Revision brings consistency.
  • Read the newspaper daily for covering the General Awareness and Current Affairs section.
  • Work on improving your speed and accuracy.

NABARD Grade ‘A’ Recommended Books

Here are some of the recommended books for NABARD Grade ‘A’ exam 2020 based on the previous years’ qualifiers and experts’ suggestions.

Books Name

Purchase Link

NABARD Assistant Manager (Grade A) by V.V.K.Subburaj

Get it Here

Kiran NABARD Officers Grade ‘A’ Phase-I Preliminary Exam Practice Work Book

Get it Here

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay

Get it Here

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal

Get it Here

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exam by RS Aggarwal

Get it Here

Advanced Objective General Knowledge by S. Chand

Get it Here

Social Problems in India by Ram Ahuja

Get it Here

Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh

Get it Here

Agriculture at a Glance: Enhanced Competition Explorer by RK Sharma and SK Bhoi

Get it Here

NABARD and its Significance in Agriculture by SK Chaudhary

Get it Here

 



NABARD Exam 2020 Eligibility

Candidates applying for the NABARD recruitments must make sure that they meet the eligibility criteria. Here are the eligibility details for different posts:

For Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ in Protocol & Security Service

Age Limit (as on 1st January 2020)

The minimum age limit for the post is 25 years and the maximum age limit is 40 years. In other words, the candidates must be born between 2nd January 1980 and 1st January 1995. There is no age relaxation for any category.

Experience (as on 1st January 2020)

Candidates must be an officer with a minimum of five years’ of commissioned service in Army/ Air Force/ Navy. Candidates must have a valid Ex-serviceman ID.

Emergency Commissioned Officers/ Short Service Commissioned Officers must have rendered a minimum of five years of continuous Military Service. Such officers should have been released on completion of the assignment.

For Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ in RDBS/ Legal/ Rajbhasha

Candidates must note that they can apply for only one discipline i.e. either RDBS or Rajbhasha/ Legal.

Age (as on 1st January 2020)

The minimum age limit is 21 years and the maximum age limit is 30 years. In other words, the candidate must be born between 2nd January 1990 and 1st January 1999. Relaxation in the age limit will be provided to reserved category candidates as under:

Category

Relaxation in Upper Age Limit

OBC

3 years

SC/ ST

5 years

Ex-Servicemen

5 years

Emergency Commissioned Officers/ Short Service Commissioned Officers

5 years

Children/ Family members of victims died in the 1984 riots

5 years

PWBD (General)

10 years

PWBD (OBC)

13 years

PWBD (SC/ST)

15 years

Note: “No Cumulative age Relaxation will be available to any applicant.” 

Educational Qualification (as on 1st January 2020)

Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ in RDBS (Rural Development Banking Service)

General

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ ST/ PWBD applicants) in aggregate

OR

Master’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ ST/ PWBD applicants) in aggregate

OR

Ph.D.

OR

Chartered Accountant / Company Secretary/ Cost Accountant with a Bachelor's degree

OR

Two-year full-time P.G. Diploma in Management / full-time MBA degree from Institutions recognized by GOI / UGC with a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline.

General Agriculture

Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with 50% marks (45% for ST/ PWBD) in aggregate

OR

Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Agriculture (Soil Science/ Agronomy) with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for ST/ PWBD) in aggregate from a recognised Institution/ University.

Agriculture Engineering

Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Engineering with 50% marks (45% for SC/ PWBD applicants) in aggregate

OR

Postgraduate degree in Agriculture Engineering with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ PWBD) in aggregate from a recognised institute or University.

Agriculture Marketing/ Agriculture Business Management

Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Marketing/ Agriculture Business Management with 50% marks (45% for PWBD candidates) in aggregate

OR

Two-years full-time Postgraduate Degree/ Post-Graduate Diploma/ MBA in Agriculture Marketing/ Agriculture Business Management with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for PWBD) in aggregate from a recognised University / Institution.

Agricultural Economics/ Economics

Bachelor’s Degree with Economics/Agriculture Economics with 50% marks (SC/ PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate

OR

Master’s degree in Economics/Agriculture Economics with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ PWBD) in aggregate from a recognized university.

Land Development-Soil Science

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

OR

Master’s degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Agronomy/ Soil Science) with a minimum of 50% marks (45% SC/ST/ PWBD) in aggregate from a recognised University/ Institution.

Food/ Dairy Processing

Bachelor’s degree in Food Technology/ Food Processing/ Dairy Technology/ Dairy Sciences with 50% marks (45% for ST/ PWBD candidates) in aggregate

OR

Master’s degree in Food Processing /Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Dairy Sciences with 50% marks (45% for ST/ PWBD candidates) in aggregate from a recognized institute or University.

Environmental Engineering/ Sciences

Bachelor’s degree with Environmental Science / Environmental Engineering with 50% marks (45% for SC/ ST/ PWBD) in aggregate

OR

Postgraduate degree in Environmental Engineering or Environmental Science with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/ PWBD) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.

Geo Informatics

B.Tech/ BE/ B.SC degree in Geoinformatics with 50% marks (45% for PWBD) in aggregate

OR

M.Tech/ ME/ M.SC degree in Geoinformatics with a minimum of 50% marks (PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate from a recognized university.

Information Technology

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology with 50% marks (45% for SC/ ST/ PWBD) in aggregate

OR

PG degree Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Computer Technology/ Information Technology with 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate from a recognised university.

Chartered Accountant

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized institute or University with Membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The Membership of ICAI must have been obtained on or before 1st January 2020.

Company Secretary

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with Associate membership of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). The Membership of ICSI must have been obtained on or before 1st January 2020.

Finance

BBA (Finance/Banking)/ BMS (Finance/Banking) with 50% marks (45% for SC/ ST/ PWBD)

OR

Two years full time P.G. Diploma in Management (Finance) / Full time MBA (Finance) degree from Institutions / Universities recognised by GoI /UGC

OR

Bachelor of Financial and Investment Analysis with 50% marks (45% SC/ ST/ PWBD)

Human Resource Management

BBA (Human Resource Management)/ BMS ((Human Resource Management)/ BBM (Human Resource Management) with 50% marks (45% for PWBD)

OR

Two-years full-time P.G. Diploma in Management in HRM/ HR / Full-time MBA degree in HRM/ HR from a recognised institute or University.

Statistics

Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics with 50% marks (45% for PWBD) in aggregate

OR

PG degree in Statistics with a minimum of 50% marks (45% PWBD) in aggregate from a recognized university

Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ in Rajbhasha

Bachelor's Degree from a recognised university in Hindi/ English medium with Hindi and English as a compulsory or elective subject with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ ST/ PWBD) in the aggregate

OR

Bachelor's Degree with Hindi and English as main subjects with a minimum of 50% marks (pass marks for SC/ ST/ PWBD) in the aggregate. Candidates must be able to translate from Hindi to English and vice/versa.

OR

PG Degree from a recognised university in Hindi with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ ST/ PWBD) in aggregate and English as a compulsory/elective subject at Bachelor’s degree level

OR

PG Degree in English with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ ST/ PWBD) and Hindi as the main subject at Bachelor’s degree level. Candidates must be able to translate from Hindi to English and vice/versa.

Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ in Legal Service

Bachelor’s Degree in Law recognized by the Bar Council of India for enrolment as an Advocate with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) or equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters/years

OR

LLM Degree with a minimum of 45% (40% for SC/ST) or equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters/years.

For PWBD candidates, minimum marks required in the Bachelor’s degree in Law shall be 50% and in LLM degree, the minimum marks should be 45% in aggregate of all years.

The official notifications for Manager and Development Assistant posts for the year 2020 have not been released yet. However, the eligibility details for the same are provided as under.

For Manager Post

Age Limit:

To be eligible for the manager post, candidates must be between 21 and 35 years old (at the time of applying).

Educational Requirements:

  1. 60% or above in graduation in any subject from a recognised University. For SC/ST/PwD candidates, it is 55% marks in aggregate
  2. Or, if the person holds a PG degree, he must have scored a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate from a recognised university. For SC/ST/PwD candidates, it is 50% marks in aggregate
  3. Or, Degree in Agriculture with a minimum of 60% marks. SC/ST candidates with 55% are eligible
  4. Or, if done PG in Agriculture, he must have scored 55% in aggregate. Similarly, SC/ST applicants must have obtained 50% marks

For Development Assistant

Nationality:

  • Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply

Age Limit (As on 01/08/2020):

  • The applicants must be between 18 and 35 years
  • They should have been born not earlier than 2nd August 1985 and not later than 1st August 2002
  • Relaxation in the upper age limit –

OBC

By 3 years, i.e. up to 38 years

SC/ ST

By 5 years

PWBD (Persons with Benchmark Disabilities)

By 10 years (General)

By 13 years (OBC)

By 15 years (SC/ ST)

Divorced/ Widows/ Women legally separated but not remarried

By 10 years

Applicants who domiciled in Kashmir Division between 01.01.1980 and 31.12.1989

By 5 years

Ex-servicemen

As per the official notification, “To the extent of service rendered by them in   Armed   Forces   plus   an   additional period of 3 years subject to a maximum of 50 years

Academic Qualifications:

Should have held a Bachelor’s Degree (any discipline) with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for reserved candidates).


NABARD Exam 2020 Application Process

NABARD has released two recruitment notifications in 2020 - for Assistant Manager Grade ’A’ post in RDBS/ Legal/ Rajbhasha and the Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ post in Protocol & Security Service. The application process for both the recruitments started on 15th January 2020 and continue till 3rd February 2020. The application process is the same for both the posts. The process is as under:

Application Process for Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ in RDBS/ Legal/ Rajbhasha and Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ in Protocol & Security Service

Important Points and Documents Required

  • Candidates can apply for only one post/ discipline. If multiple applications are submitted by an applicant, only the last submitted application will be considered. The fee paid against all other applications will be forfeited.
  • The applications can be submitted only through online mode.
  • Candidates must scan the following documents (documents specifications provided below):
    • Recent photograph (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm)
    • Signature (with black ink). Signature should NOT be CAPITAL Letters.
    • Left-thumb impression (on white paper with blue or black ink).
    • Handwritten declaration (in candidate’s hand-writing on white paper with black ink). Text - “I......................(Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.”
  • Valid Email ID and Mobile number
  • Documents/ Details for online fee payment.

Steps to Apply for NABARD Exam -

  • Log on to the official website of the Bank, i.e. www.nabard.org.
  • Check out the ‘nabard.org/career’ notices and look for the ‘Apply Online’ link.
  • New registrants must click on the ‘Click here for New Registration’ tab and provide details such as full name, email ID and contact details.
  • Registrants will receive a Provisional Registration Number and Password.
  • Use the log-in credentials to complete the form by providing correct details.
  • Validate the details by selecting ‘Validate your details and ‘Save & Next button
  • Upload the scanned documents (Photo & Signature) as per the specifications.
  • Verify for the last time before hitting the ‘Final Submit’ button.
  • Select the ‘Payment’ tab to remit the application fee.
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button.

Candidates are advised to carefully fill and verify the details filled in the online application themselves as no change will be possible after clicking the FINAL SUBMIT BUTTON,” maintains the recruitment notification. At any point of time during the application process, a candidate can click on ‘Save and Next’ if he is unable to complete the online form in one go.

Application Fee

The application fee for both the posts is to be paid online. The application fee is non-refundable. Bank transaction charges are to be borne by the candidates themselves.

For Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ in RDBs/ Legal/ Rajbhasha

Categories

Application Fee

Intimation Charges

Total (exclusive of GST)

SC/ ST/ PWBD

NIL

₹ 150

₹ 150

Others

₹ 650

₹ 150

₹ 800

Scroll left or right to view full table

For Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ in Protocol & and Security Service

Categories

Application Fee

Intimation Charges

Total (exclusive of GST)

SC/ ST

NIL

₹ 100

₹ 100

Others

₹ 650

₹ 100

₹ 750

Scroll left or right to view full table

Documents Specifications

Images

Dimensions

Sizes

Photograph

200 x 230 pixels

20kb to 50kb

Signature

140 x 60 pixels

10kb to 20kb

Left-Thumb Impression

140 x 60 pixels

20 kb to 50 kb

Hand-written declaration

-

50 kb to 100 kb

Scroll left or right to view full table


Other Details

Pre-Recruitment Training for SC/ ST/ PWBD/ OBC Assistant Manager

Reserved category candidates are provided pre-recruitment training, free of cost. To avail the training, candidates need to apply separately to the Chief General Manager, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development. The training will be held before the prelims exam. “The training will be held subject to receipt of an adequate number of requests,” the official notification updates. The applications must reach the Chief General Manager on or before 6th February 2020. The format for the application is provided in the official notification. The cover containing the application must read; “APPLICATION FOR PRE-EXAMINATION TRAINING FOR SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWBD CANDIDATES FOR ASST. MANAGER IN RDBS.”

Centres for Pre-Recruitment Training

Candidates can select any one centre from the following list:

  1. Gujarat - NABARD Tower, Opp. Municipal Garden, Usmanpura, Ahmedabad 380 013
  2. Karnataka - NABARD Towers, 46, K.G. Road, Bangalore 560 009
  3. Madhya Pradesh - E-5, Arera Colony, Bittan Market, P.O. Ravishankar Nagar, Bhopal 462 016
  4. Odisha - "Ankur", 2/1 Nayapalli, Civic Centre, Bhubaneshwar 751 01
  5. Punjab/Haryana - Plot No.3, Sector 34-A, Chandigarh 160 022
  6. Tamil Nadu - 48 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600034
  7. Uttarakhand - IT-42, IT Park, Sahastradhara Road, Dehradun 248013, Uttarakhand
  8. Assam - G.S. Road, Opp. Assam Secretariat, Dispur, Guwahati 781001
  9. Andhra Pradesh/Telangana - 1-1-61, R.T.C. Cross Roads, Musheerabad, Hyderabad 500 020
  10. Rajasthan - 3, Nehru Place, Tonk Road, Jaipur 302015
  11. Jammu & Kashmir - Railway Road Railhead Complex Near Saraswati Dham Jammu – 180012 Jammu & Kashmir
  12. West Bengal - NABARD BHAWAN, Block: DP-2, Sector-V, Salt Lake, Kolkata: 700091
  13. Uttar Pradesh - 11, Vipin Khand, Gomtinagar, Lucknow 226 010
  14. Head Office, Mumbai - C-24/G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051
  15. New Delhi - 24 Rajendra Place, New Delhi 110125.
  16. Bihar - Maurya Lok Complex, Block B, 4 & 5 Floors, Dak Bungalow Road, Patna 800 001
  17. Maharashtra - 54 Wellesley Road, Shivaji Nagar, Pune 411 005
  18. Chhattisgarh - Ananya, Plot No.01, Sector-24 Opposite Central Park Atal Nagar, Nava Raipur-492101
  19. Jharkhand - Opp. Adivasi College Hostel, Karamtoli Road, Ranchi 834 001
  20.  Meghalaya - U PHEIT KHARMIHPEN Bldg, 2nd & 3rd Floor, Plot No.28(2), Dhankheti, Near Law College, Shillong 793 003 and
  21. Kerala - Punnen Road, Statue, Thiruvananthapuram 695 039.

NABARD Admit Card

The admit cards for the NABARD Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ recruitment will be uploaded at the official website. The admit card/ call letters for both the phases (Preliminary and Main) will be released separately. Intimation will also be sent for downloading the admit card on the registered email address/ mobile number. Candidates can download the admit card using their registration number/ roll number and password/ date of birth. Affix your recent passport-size photograph (preferably the same uploaded while filling the application form) on the admit card after taking a print. Candidates are required to carry the following to the examination centre of the exam day:

  • NABARD Admit Card
  • Photo ID Proof (any one of PAN Card, Driving Licence, Passport, Bank Passbook, Voter’s Card, Aadhaar Card, Employee ID card, Photo ID proof issued by a Gazetted Officer on official letterhead, valid ID card issued by a recognised college/ University, Photo ID proof issued by a People’s representative on official letterhead, Bar Council Identity Card
  • Photocopy of the above Photo ID proof    

Vacancies

Vacancies for Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ in RDBS/ Legal/ Rajbhasha

Post/ Discipline

Total Vacancies

Assistant Manager (RDBS)

General

69

General Agriculture

4

Agriculture Engineering

3

Food/ Dairy Processing

3

Land Development - Soil Science

3

Environmental Engineering/ Sciences

4

Agriculture Marketing/ Agriculture Business Management

2

Geo Informatics

2

Agriculture Economics/ Economics

5

Information Technology

12

Chartered Accountant

8

Company Secretary

3

Finance

16

Human Resource Management

3

Statistics

2

AM (RDBS) - Total

139

Assistant Manager (Rajbhasha)

8

Assistant Manager (Legal)

3

TOTAL

150

Vacancies for Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ in Protocol & Security Service

Post/ Discipline

Total Vacancies

Assistant manager (P & SS)

4

Exam Centers

For Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ in RDBS/ Legal/ Rajbhasha

Preliminary Examination (Phase-I)

State/ Union Territory

Cities

Andhra Pradesh

Chirala,, Guntur, Kurnool, Kadapa, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Kakinada, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam

Assam

Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Tezpur, Silchar

Arunachal Pradesh

Naharlagun

Andaman & Nicobar

Port Blair

Bihar

Arrah, Darbhanga, Bhagalpur, Gaya, Patna, Purnea, Muzaffarpur

Chattisgarh

Bilaspur, Raipur, Durg-Bhilai

Chandigarh

Chandigarh-Mohali

Gujarat

Ahmedabad / Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Anand, Rajkot, Vadodara, Surat

Goa

Panaji-Mapusa

Himachal Pradesh

Hamirpur, Solan, Shimla, Mandi, Kangra

Haryana

Ambala, Hisar, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Sonipat

Jharkhand

Bokaro, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Ranchi

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu, Samba, Srinagar

Kerala

Alappuzha, Ernakulam/Kochi, Kannur, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Pallakad, Thrichur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam

Karnataka

Belgaum, Bengaluru, Hassan, Hubli-Dharwad, Gulbarga, Mysore, Mangalore, Shimoga, Udupi

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Ujjain, Gwalior, Indore, Sagar, Satna, Jabalpur

Maharashtra

Aurangabad, Amravati, Kolhapur, Mumbai/ Navi Mumbai/Thane/Greater Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Chandrapur, Solapur, Dhule

Meghalaya

Shillong

Manipur

Imphal

Mizoram

Aizawl

Nagaland

Kohima

New Delhi

Delhi - NCR

Odisha

Berhampur(Ganjam), Balasore, Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Sambalpur, Rourkela

Punjab

Amritsar, Jalandhar, Bhatinda, Mohali, Ludhiana, Patiala

Puducherry

Puducherry

Rajasthan

Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur

Sikkim

Gangtok, Bardang

Telangana

Hyderabad/Rangareddy, Warangal, Karimnagar, Khammam

Tamilnadu

Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore, Salem, Vellore, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Erode, Virudhunagar

Tripura

Agartala

Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Aligarh, Bareilly, Prayagraj, Faizabad, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Meerut, Moradabad, Lucknow, Muzaffarnagar, Varanasi, Noida

Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Roorkee, Haldwani

West Bengal

Asansol, Hooghly, Durgapur, Kolkata/Greater Kolkata, Kalyani, Siliguri

The complete address of the examination venue will be mentioned on the admit card. Any request for a change in the examination centre, date, or session will not be entertained under any circumstances.

Main Examination (Phase-II)

Name of Examination Centers

Ahmedabad/ Gandhinagar

Kolkata

Bhubaneshwar

Lucknow

Bhopal

Mumbai/ Navi Mumbai/ Thane

Bangalore

Delhi - NCR

Chennai

Pune

Chandigarh - Mohali

Patna

Guwahati

Ranchi

Hyderabad

Raipur

Jammu

Shillong

Jaipur

Thiruvananthapuram

Srinagar

-

Candidates are required to provide one examination choice for Phase-I and one for Phase-II while filling the application form.

Guidelines for Misconduct

Candidates are warned against providing any false information while filling up the online application forms. If any candidate is found using any unfair means during the exam or any of the following, strict actions will be taken against them. Here are the things included in misconduct:

  • Misbehaving in the examination hall
  • Impersonating or procuring impersonation by any person
  • Resorting to any irregular or improper means in connection with his/ her candidature for selection
  • Obtaining support for his/ her candidature by any unfair means

In addition to rendering himself/ herself liable to criminal prosecution, candidates are liable to the following:

  • Disqualified from the examination
  • Debarred either permanently or for a specific period from all examinations conducted by NABARD
  • Termination of service (if he/ she has already joined the bank)

Result

NABARD Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ results in RDBS/ Rajbhasha/ Legal preliminary exam 2020 has been announced on 23rd March 2020. Those who have qualified the Prelim phase are required to appear for the Main examination. The Main exam result will be released separately. The final result for the NABARD examination will be released after the interview phase.

Pay Scale

Selected candidates for Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ post will draw a starting basic pay of ₹ 28,150/- p.m. in the scale of ₹28150-1550(4)-34350-1750(7)–46600–EB-1750(4)-53600- 2000(1)-55600. They will also be eligible for Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, and Grade Allowance as per rules. At present, initial monthly gross emoluments are approximately ₹ 62,600/-.

Job Profile of Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ in Protocol & Security Service

The selected candidates will be responsible for:

  1. Watch and Ward arrangements as to internal security, entry and exit points, passages, surveillance through CCTV, recording, monitoring, etc. in bank office buildings.
  2. Maintenance/ Security of Bank’s Properties
  3. Protocol Duties
  4. Control Over the Staff Deployed for the Purpose

Job Profile of Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ in RDBS/ Legal/ Rajbhasha

Technical Disciplines

Nature of Work/ Skill-Sets

Information Technology

Security /Database Administration / Analytics /Application Development/ Server Management and related fields/ Networking / Database Analysis (MySQL, Oracle, MSSQL)

Finance, CA and CS

Risk management/ Treasury Management/ Handling of regulatory and/or statutory compliances for public issues, retail bonds, etc.

Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Agriculture Engineering, Agriculture Info., Civil Engineering, Biotechnology, Computer and Information Tech, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communications, Environment Engineering, Fisheries, Forestry, Food Processing, LD - Soil Sci, Geo. Informatics, Horticulture, Social Work/Audit  Minor Irrigation/ Water Resources

  • Identifying and mapping of resource potential under related sectors and sub-sectors of rural economy and SWOT analysis thereof, preparation of sectoral papers, State Focus Papers, credit-linked planning, etc.
  • Meeting requests from client institutions, especially Banks and Government Departments, for periodic updating of techno financial parameters and unit costs of various developmental activities.
  • Provision of expert views, consultancy, advisory services, etc. to Corporates, individual entrepreneurs, Government Departments, institutions, etc. seeking such advice. This may be in contexts of preparation of DP₹, standardisation of techno-financial norms with specific reference to new agribusiness ventures such as value chain financing, high-value agriculture, processing and organic farming, value addition, etc.
  • Liaison with National/ Regional Research Institutes to support their R&D interventions to develop solutions to field level technical /operational problems and innovative technologies.
  • Liaison with Line Departments of Central as well as State Governments, ICAR, and State Universities of related disciplines.
  • Advisory services at District/State/National level in the operationalisation of Government sponsored schemes on related disciplines.
  • Provision, and simultaneous internal capacity building, in the emerging areas of NABARD’s interest and projects being implemented by NABARD requiring specialisations/ expertise from related disciplines.
  • Representation on various technical committees/ sub-groups constituted by State / National Level institutions etc. towards policy advocacy.
  • Miscellaneous areas – suggestions/ advice for effective policy formulations and business plans, Appraisal & Monitoring of proposals having NABARD’s interest and/or involvement. Documentation of Success stories and dissemination technology for replication. Any support related to technical discipline sought from time to time.

NABARD 2020 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

NABARD has announced the recruitment for Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ 2020 in January 2020. Here are the FAQs related to recruitment.

Q: What is the easiest way to download the admit card?

A: Simply visit the official website and click on the download the call letter link. You will be directed to the login page where you would need to enter the registration number, roll number and password or DOB.

Q: What if the page slows down during the call letter downloading?

A: In that case, you should retry after 5 minutes. Various factors affect page speed such as internet connection, traffic on the website, etc. The best time is to try during off-peak hours.

Q: I’m an SC graduate with 46% marks in aggregate. Will I be considered eligible for the managerial post?

A: The minimum mark that an SC/ST candidate should obtain in their Bachelor’s Degree is 55% for the post of manager. Also, keep in mind that the age limit should be between 21 – 35 years.

Q: Is it very tough to clear the preliminary exam of Grade A exam? How should I prepare for the same?

A: Having a clear idea about the exam pattern and syllabus would come in handy for the preparation of Grade A prelims. Unless you prepare properly with an effective strategy, you are going to find it tough. There will be questions from Computer, English Language, Reasoning, Quantitative, etc. Each of these topics will have objective type questions. Come up with mock tests of these topics so that you can clear the preliminary exam within the stipulated time and get selected for the mains.

Q: What is the minimum age requirement for the post of manager?

A: The applicant should be between 21-35 years old.

Q: What are the minimum age requirements for the post of manager?

A: He must not be below 21 years old. The upper age limit is 35 years.

Q: When will the preliminary exam commence?

A: The NABARD Grade ‘A’ preliminary exam was held on 25th February 2020.

Q: When will NABARD conduct its Main Examination?

A: The Main exam date for the Grade ‘A’ Officer exam is yet to be announced.

Q: What are the minimum and maximum age limits for a Development Assistant?

A: General candidates should be between 18 years and 35 years. Reserved category candidates can check their age limit in the above section.

Q: When will the NABARD 2020 DA recruitment application process begin?

A: The Bank will tentatively start the registration process in the last week of August 2020. The exam will be held in the fourth week of September 2020.


5 Comments

Arun patel - September 24, 2019REPLY

Sir I am OBC candidate and UG 54% and PG 72 % so i am apply exam

Exams Planner - October 11, 2019REPLY

No

Lisa - March 30, 2019REPLY

When will the notification for nabard grade A will be out? Last year it was out by now? Please reply

Exams Planner - April 5, 2019REPLY

There is no notification yet. Keep a check on the official website. The same will be updated here.

Kush - March 27, 2019REPLY

Can a student apply for it while being in his last year of graduation?

Exams Planner - April 13, 2019REPLY

No

kundan kumar - February 13, 2019REPLY

Any experience is required. Please inform

Exams Planner - March 1, 2019REPLY

No

Amit - January 29, 2019REPLY

I am from general and 57% in graduation and age 28 years may I apply for any post in NABARD 2019 exam