National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development (NABARD) has invited Indian candidates for the post of Assistant Manager in Grade A in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) /(Rajbhasha Service) / (Legal Service). NABARD Grade A 2021 notification is yet to be released. As per the latest update, the candidate list for P&SS posts for NABARD Grade-A 2020 exam is out. Download the NABARD Grade A 2020 Result now.
The conducting board will issue Admit Cards for the eligible candidates within two-three weeks before the Mains Exam. The exam date of NABARD Mains has not been announced yet. However, NABARD has declared that the dates will soon be announced after the national lockdown. For the time being, the aspirants can download and solve the NABARD Grade-A Sample Papers.
|Name of the Exam||NABARD Grade A 2021|
|Conducting Body||National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development|
|Vacancies||yet to be notified|
|Salary||Approx INR 62,600/- per month|
|Job Location||Across India|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fees||For SC/ST: INR 100/- For Others: INR 750/-|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Exam Duration||Prelims: 2 hours Mains: 3 Hours|
|Negative Marking||1/4th marks|
|Starting of Online Registration||January 2021|
|Online Registrations & Fees Payment Closing||February 2021|
|NABARD Grade A Prelims Admit Card||to be notified|
|NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Date||March 2021|
|NABARD Grade A Results||to be notified|
|NABARD Grade A Mains Admit/Call Letter||To be notified|
|NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Date||May 2021|
|NABARD Grade A Mains Results||to be notified|
|NABARD Grade A Interview||July 2021|
Before looking at the Eligibility criteria as per the NABARD Grade A 2021 Official Notification, candidates should be aware of the points mentioned below:
In the following paragraphs, the Bachelor’s Degree in a particular discipline indicates the candidate have studied it as the main subject and it is the subject on which the candidate have gained their degree and certificates:
|Equivalent CGPA/ OGPA/ CPI or similar terminologies allotted on a 10-point scale||Class / Division||Aggregate % of Marks|
The candidate must be between 21 and 30 years of age as on 01-01-2021, i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than January 02, 1991, and not later than January 01, 2000. Here is the relaxation in Age Criteria as per the Categories:
|Person with disabilities (General)||10 years|
|Person with disabilities(SC /ST)||15 years|
|Person with disabilities(OBC)||13 years|
Before applying online, candidates should -
Follow the steps mentioned below to fill in the online application form of NABARD 2021:
Step-2: Application Form
Step-3: Uploading Required Documents
Step-4: Application Fees and Payment Procedures
|Category||Application Fees||Immigration Charges||Total(INR)|
|All other categories||650||100||750/-*|
*Exclusive of applicable GST
Before applying online a candidate will be required to have a scanned (Digital) image
of his/her photograph and signature as per the specifications given below:
|Photograph||200 x 230 pixels||20kb-50kb||.JPG/ .JPEG|
|Signature||140 x 60 pixels||10kb —20kb||.JPG/ .JPEG|
|Left Thumb Impression||140 x 60 pixels||20kb -50 kb||.JPG/ .JPEG|
|Hand-written Declaration||140 x 60 pixels||50kb-100kb||.JPG/ .JPEG|
While applying for NABARD Grade A 2021, candidates will be able to choose suitable exam centres for Prelims and Mains. NABARD will conduct the preliminary exam across over 150 cities. The mains exam will be conducted in 21 cities.
|Andaman & Nicobar||Port Blair|
|Andhra Pradesh||Chirala, Srikakulam, Guntur, Kadapa, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, Kakinada, Vizianagaram|
|Assam||Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur|
|Bihar||Arrah, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea|
|Chattisgarh||Bilaspur, Durg-Bhilai, Raipur|
|Gujarat||Ahmedabad / Gandhinagar, Anand, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara|
|Haryana||Hisar, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Sonipat, Ambala|
|Himachal Pradesh||Hamirpur, Shimla, Solan, Mandi, Kangra|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Samba, Jammu, Srinagar|
|Jharkhand||Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi|
|Karnataka||Bengaluru, Belgaum, Hubli-Dharwad, Hassan, Gulbarga, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi|
|Kerala||Alappuzha, Ernakulam/Kochi, Kannur, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Pallakad, Thrichur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam|
|Madhya Pradesh||Ujjain, Sagar, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna|
|Maharashtra||Aurangabad, Amravati, Kolhapur, Mumbai/ Navi Mumbai/Thane/Greater Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Chandrapur, Solapur, Dhule|
|Odisha||Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Dhenkanal, Rourkela|
|Punjab||Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala|
|Rajasthan||Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur|
|Tamilnadu||Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Erode, Virudhunagar|
|Telangana||Hyderabad/Rangareddy, Karimnagar, Warangal, Khammam|
|Uttar Pradesh||Agra, Aligarh, Prayagraj, Bareilly, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida, Varanasi|
|Uttarakhand||Roorkee, Dehradun, Haldwani|
|West Bengal||Asansol, Durgapur, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata/Greater Kolkata, Siliguri|
To appear for the mains exam, candidates need to select from the following list of exam centres.
|Ahmedabad / Gandhinagar||Bhopal||Bhubaneshwar|
|Chandigarh - Mohali||Chennai||Guwahati|
|Mumbai / Navi Mumbai / Thane||Delhi - NCR||Patna|
NABARD Admit card for NABARD 2021 Mains is expected to be realised in August. The main exam will be conducted in the first week of September tentatively. Candidates who qualified the prelims, can access NABARD Grade A admit card by logging with registration number or roll number and date of birth or password, once the admit card is issued. Here are steps to download the Admit Card:
The following are the information that is printed on every admit card. Your responsibility is to check whether these credentials are correctly provided:
Along with the admit card candidates need to carry the following documents:
|Sections||Marks||Number of Questions||Duration|
|Economic and Social Issues(with focus on Rural India)||40||40|
|Agriculture and Rural Development(with focus on Rural India||40||40|
|Exam Paper||Name of Test||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|Paper-I (Descriptive Test)||General English: The analytical and drafting abilities of the candidates will be assessed through this paper comprising essay writing, comprehension, report writing & letter writing.||100||90 minutes|
|Paper-II||Economic & Social Issues and Agricultural & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)||100||90 minutes|
|Paper on related discipline|
|English||Reading comprehension, Cloze test, Sentence improvement, Spotting the errors, Fill in the blanks, Sentence rearrangement, One word out, Fillers- Single/ Double, Idioms and Phases, Vocabulary based questions.|
|Reasoning||Puzzles (Seating arrangement, linear seating arrangement, floor-based), Syllogism, Data sufficiency, Statement based questions (Verbal reasoning), Inequality, Miscellaneous Questions, Input-Output, Blood relations, Coding-Decoding, Series completion, Order and Ranking, etc.|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Data Interpretation, Quadratic Equations, Number Series, Simplification/ Approximation, Profit & Loss, SI & CI Interest, Data Sufficiency, Partnerships & Discounts, Ratio and Proportion, Problems on Ages, Mensuration, Percentage, etc.|
|General Awareness||Current Affairs (Agriculture Focused), Banking Awareness and Economy (Agriculture Focused), Agricultural Insurance, Important people in the news, Sports News, Appointments, etc.|
|Computer||Networking, Input-output devices, DBMS, MS Office, Internet, History of computer & generations, Abbreviations, Shortcuts, Computer Terminology, Operating system, etc.|
|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, 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 Industry, Rural banking and financial institutions in India, Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector, Globalisation of Economy, Social Structure in India, Education, Social Justice.|
|Agriculture and Rural Development||Agriculture, Agronomy, Classification of field crops, Factors affecting crop production, Agro-Climatic Zones, Cropping Systems, Problems of dryland agriculture, Seed production, seed processing, seed village, Meteorology, Soil and Water Conservation, Water, Resource, Farm and Agri Engineering, Plantation & Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Forestry, Ecology, and Climate Change, Present Scenario of Indian, Agriculture and Allied activities, Rural Development, Rural population in India, Panchayati Raj Institutions.|
The Bank arranges pre-examination training to SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates, free of cost. Candidates who wish to avail of the training must apply separately to the Chief General
The pre-examination training would be held prior to the Preliminary Examination. The exact date, time and venue would be informed to the candidates in advance on their email provided during the application. The training will be held subject to receipt of the adequate number of requests.
Note: It may be noted that outstation candidates should not send their application for training to NABARD, HRMD, HO, MUMBAI, as it will not entertain such applications.
The examination will be conducted in three phases:
Since the vacancies are earmarked discipline-wise, merit list of candidates for each stage
will be prepared accordingly. Cutoff marks in Phase-I and Phase-II may be applied in two stages:
The final selection and ranking of the applicants for the post of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS/Rajbhasha/Legal) will be based on their performance in the Phase-II Main Examination and Interview, taken together.
In case of candidates securing same marks, their ranking will be decided as under:
Candidates who have appeared for the examination can check their result through the official site of NABARD at nabard.org. Or they can download the result by clicking on the link down below:
Click here to download the NABARD Grade A Prelims Result
There are various factors that are considered while preparing the cut off of NABARD for Gade A. The exam conducting authority takes the following factors into consideration while preparing NABARD Grade A cut off:
The steps to check the cut off marks are given below:
Here is the previous years’ cutoff to help the candidates:
|Animal Husbandry/ Dairy Technology||-||31.50||60.25||-||62.75|
|Economics & Agricultural Economics||66.00||66.50||75.00||74.25||101.25|
|Land development - Soil Science||-||-||93.00||-||102.50|
|Plantation & Horticulture||-||-||59.00||-||60.25|
The NABARD releases vacancies notification every year for various job profiles. This year as per the official notification, NABARD has released a total of 154 vacancies for Grade A posts. Candidates can go through the table shared below to the recruitment process to understand the reservations of vacancies:
|Posts||Number of Vacancies|
|Assistant Manager in Grade A (Rural Development Banking Service)||139|
|Assistant Manager in Grade A (Rajbhasha Service)||08|
|Assistant Manager in Grade A (Legal Service)||03|
|Assistant Manager in Grade A (Protocol & Security Service)||04|
Selected candidates through NABARD Grade A 2020 will get a starting basic pay of Rs 28,150. The pay scale for this post is Rs 28150-1550(4)-34350-1750(7)- 46600-EB-1750(4) - 53600-2000(1) - 55600.They are also eligible for Dearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance as per the government rule. At present, the initial monthly gross emoluments are Rs 62,600.
As far the candidates are concerned with the career growth, one gets promoted only after going through the departmental exam and interview. However, as it is a managerial post, promotion definitely brings considerable honour and pay hikes. The hierarchy of posts right from the post of Assistant manager is as follows:
That’s all from us in this post. We hope you find the information provided here useful and these NABARD Cut offs helps you in strategizing your exam preparation. If there is anything else you want to know or ask, you can contact or comment in the comments section.
Ques. What is NABARD Grade A recruitment?
Ans. NABARD Grade A 2021 is an Assistant Manager recruitment in Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) / (Rajbhasha Service) / (Legal Service) and in Protocol & Security Service.
Ques. What is the salary of a NABARD Grade A officer?
Ans. At the beginning of the career, NABARD Grade A (Assistant Manager) is Rs. 28,150/- per month. The pay scale for this post is Rs 28150-1550(4)-34350-1750(7)- 46600-EB-1750(4) - 53600-2000(1) - 55600 applicable with other benefits and allowances.
Ques. Can a final year student apply for NABARD Grade A 2021 exam?
Ans. No, since it is clearly mentioned in the official notification of NABARD Grade A 2021 PDF that the candidate applying should be a graduate at least.
Ques. Is there any number of attempts for the NABARD Grade A exam?
Ans. No, there is no minimum number of attempts in NABARD Grade A exam.
Ques. Is the NABARD exam conducted every year?
Ans. Yes, NABARD conducts Grade A Exam every year.
Ques. Can I submit the application form offline?
Ans. No, only online applications will be accepted for NABARD Grade A Recruitment exam.
Ques. Is there any pre-exam training in NABARD Grade A Recruitment?
Ans. Yes, there is pre-exam training before the exam arranged for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates.
Ques. How to correct errors in NABARD Admit cards?
Ans. After downloading the NABARD Grade A Admit Card, every candidate should check all the details noted in the Admit Card. In case, any discrepancies, they should inform the examination authority for correction immediately. The errors will be corrected and candidates will be issued fresh admit cards.
Ques. Is NABARD Grade A Mains Admit Card delayed?
Ans. Yes, with the releasing date of the Admit Card has been delayed because the exam Dates was postponed.
Ques. Which web browser is suitable for downloading the admit card?
Ans. Candidates must download the admit card in the latest version of google chrome, firefox or internet explorer.
Ques. Can I download the admit card on a mobile or tablet?
Ans. It is advisable to download the admit card on the desktop or Laptop.
Ques. Will I get the hard copy of the admit card?
Ans.No, candidates will not receive any hard copy of admit card via post or any other service.
Ques. Is there a sectional cut off in NABARD exam?
Ans. Yes, there is a sectional as well as overall cut off to judge the ability of the candidates and shortlisting the same for the next phase of selection.
Ques. Can I apply both NABARD Grade A and Grade B?
Ans. Yes. You can apply for both NABARD Grade A & Grade B Officer Recruitment. The official notification released by NABARD has stated clearly that: Both Phase-I (Preliminary) and Phase-II (Mains) Examinations for the two posts will be held on different dates.
Ques. How many people apply for NABARD Grade A?
Ans. As we all know NABARD Grade A is one of the most prestigious posts in India. Every year, approximately 1 Lakh+ candidates apply for this post.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.