Nabard Exam 2019: 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.

Framed as the highest development financial institution and a prestigious Public Sector Bank, NABARD conducts exams to recruit candidates for its various Officer posts. For candidates willing to appear for NABARD 2019 must go through the syllabus, understand exam pattern and avail other important details to crack the exam.

NABARD 2019 Latest Notification - The National Bank will tentatively begin the NABARD 2019 registration in the month of March for Manager and Assistant Manager and in the month of August for NABARD Development Assistant. The exam will likely be held in the month of June 2019 and September/ October for Assistant Manager and Development Assistant posts respectively.

NABARD 2019 Overview

Exam Name

NABARD

Year

2019

Conducting Authority

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development

Purpose

Recruitment

Post

Assistant Manager, Managerial & Development Assistant

Official Website

Nabard.org

Exam Date

May 2019 (Assistant Manager)

September/ October 2019 (Development Assistant)


Available Application Forms

Nabard Exam 2019 Important Dates

For Assistant Manager -

NABARD 2019 Events

NABARD 2019 Dates (Tentative)

Online application commences

Second week of March 2019

Last date to register online

First week of April 2019

Download Phase I (Prelims) Call Letter

Last week of April 2019

Preliminary Exam takes place

Third week of May 2019

Main Exam takes place

Third week of June 2019

For Development Assistant -

NABARD 2019 Events

NABARD 2019 Dates (Tentative)

Online application commences

Last week of August 2019

Last date to register online

Second week of September 2019

Preliminary Exam takes place

4th week of September 2019

Main Exam takes place

Third week of October 2019


Nabard Exam Previous Years Solved Papers


Nabard Exam 2019 Pattern & Syllabus

For Assistant Manager 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 Phase III exam (personal interview), applicants must secure good ranks and qualify the Main Examination.

For a better preparation of the NABARD exam 2019, 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 & B Exam pattern and syllabus.

NABARD Grade A & B Exam Pattern (Phase 1 - Preliminary):

Both Grade A & B share similar prelims exam pattern.

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

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Eligible candidates will be called for NABARD Grade A Main Examination. Unlike 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

Phase I

General English

100

90 Min

Phase II

For General Post – Agriculture and Rural Development; Economic and Social Issues

 

For Manager Agriculture Post – Agriculture

100

90 Min

Phase III

Development economics, Statistics, Finance and Management

100

90 Min

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NABARD Grade B Main Examination Exam Pattern

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

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There will be 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 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

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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 type. 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

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There will be 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 2019 Syllabus (DA and AM)

NABARD Grade A & B Phase I (prelims) 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 Comprehensive; 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 & B Phase II (Main) Syllabus -

The main examination will have 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.

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 Exam 2019 Eligibility

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 Assistant Manager Post -

Nationality:

  • Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply

Age Limit:

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

Academic Qualifications:

  1. 50% marks in aggregate for general candidates. SC/ST/PwD applicants need to have a minimum of 45%. They should hold the degree from a recognised university.
  2. If they have held a PG degree, the minimum marks required for general and SC/ ST/ PwD candidates are 50% and 45% respectively
  3. Applicants holding a PG degree in Economics/ Agriculture Economics/ Agriculture with at least 50% marks in aggregate are also eligible. It is 45% for SC/ ST/ PwD applicants.
  4. Candidates holding Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture with at least 50% marks in aggregate are also eligible. It is 45% for SC/ST/Pwd applicants.
  5. A Bachelor’s Degree or a PG Degree in Agriculture Engineering with at least 50% marks in aggregate
  6. Applicants having a PG Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture with at least 50% marks in aggregate from a recognised university. SC/ST applicants must possess 45% marks

For Development Assistant –

Nationality:

  • Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply

Age Limit (As on 01/08/2019):

  • The applicants must be between 18 and 35 years
  • They should have been born not earlier than 2nd August 1984 and not later than 1st August 2001
  • 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 re-married

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 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 2019 Application Process

Those who wish to apply for the Manager and Assistant Manager posts can submit the online application form in the second week of March 2019. No other mode of application will be entertained. The form must be filled in English only. The registration process will be completed through nabard.org.

To register for the Development Assistant post, candidates need to keep the scan copies of the photograph, signature, left-thumb impression and a handwritten declaration. For payment, they must possess the credit card, debit card, net banking and wallet.

The steps for applying for both the exams are the same (Only the dates vary).

NABARD 2019 Step by Step Application Process -

  • 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 documents (Photo & Signature) keeping the specifications in mind
  • Verify for the last time before ‘Final Submit
  • Select ‘Payment’ tab to remit the application fee
  • Submit

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 (Assistant Manager and Development Assistant)

The application process for the post of Assistant Manager in Grade A demands a certain amount of fee payment. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD category need to pay ₹ 150/- (intimation charges). Applicants from other categories are asked to pay ₹ 800/- (intimation charges ₹ 150/- and application fee ₹ 650/-). The application fee is non-refundable.

The application fee for the post of Development Assistant is ₹ 450/-. Reserved category candidates need to pay ₹ 50/- (Only intimation charges). The application fee is non-refundable.

  • Payment needs to be released online via credit card, debit card, master, visa, IMPS, net banking, mobile wallet, etc.
  • After the payment, candidates are required to ‘take a printout of the e-receipt’ for future reference

Note:Please note that if the same cannot be generated, online transaction may not have been successful.’ The NABARD staff is exempted from the fee payment.

Documents Specifications -

Images

Dimensions

Sizes

Photograph

200 x 230 pixels

20kb to 50kb

Signature

140 x 60 pixels

10kb to 20kb

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Other Details

Pre-Recruitment Training for SC/ ST/ PWBD/ OBC Assistant Management –

Reserved category candidates can make the most of PRT, free of coast. To avail the training, candidates needs to apply separately to the Chief General Manager, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development. The training will be held prior to the prelims exam. “The training will be held subject to receipt of adequate number of requests,” the official notification updates.

Pre-Recruitment Training for SC/ ST/ PWBD/ OBC Development Assistant –

Those belonging to the above-mentioned categories can avail the pre-recruitment training by writing to the Regional Office of NABARD, Mumbai. Applicants will be intimated about the PRT by the concerned Regional Office. Here, the Bank will not provide lodging, boarding, etc. for free. Candidates will have to arrange for themselves. 

NABARD 2019 Exam Centres (Assistant Manager)

The exam will be held in the following UT/States –

Andaman   & Nicobar

Meghalaya

Chandigarh

Mizoram

Bihar

Uttarakhand

Odisha

New Delhi

Nagaland

Assam

Goa

Andhra Pradesh

Puducherry

Arunachal Pradesh

Chattisgarh

Punjab

Karnataka

Kerala

Jammu &Kashmir

Rajasthan

Madhya Pradesh

Tripura

West Benga

Telangana

Jharkhand

Uttar Pradesh

Gujarat

Maharashtra

Tamilnadu

 

Haryana

Manipur

Himachal Pradesh

Sikkim

 

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NABARD 2019 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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. There are various factors that affect the page speed. 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 definitely 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 of old.

Q: What is the minimum age requirement 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 will be held in the third week of May 2019.

Q: When will NABARD conduct its Main Examination?

A: In the third week of June 2019

Q: What is the minimum and maximum age limit for 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 NABARD 2019 DA recruitment application process begin?

A: The Bank will tentatively start the registration process in the last week of August 2019. The exam will be held in the fourth week of September 2019.


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