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NABARD Grade A 2020, Admit card (Mains out), Results (Out), Exam dates, Exam Pattern & Syllabus

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Oct 21, 2020

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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 2020 Result for the preliminary exam was announced on March 23, 2020. Download the NABARD Grade A 2020 Result now.

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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.

NABARD Grade A 2020- Important Dates

Events Dates
Starting of Online Registration January 15, 2020
Online Registrations & Fees Payment Closing February 03, 2020
NABARD Grade A Prelims Admit Card February 14, 2020
NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Date February 25, 2020
NABARD Grade A Results March 23, 2020
NABARD Grade A Mains Admit/Call Letter To Be Announced
NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Date To Be Announced
NABARD Grade A Mains Results To Be Announced
NABARD Grade A Interview To Be Announced

Latest Updates:

  • NABARD Grade A Assistant Manager Phase-II Mains exam Admit Card has been released. Check details here
  • On May 7, 2020, NABARD Grade A 2020 Mains exam dates will be announced after the lockdown.
  • NABARD Grade A 2020 Mains is expected to be scheduled in the first week of September 2020.

NABARD Grade A 2020- Important Highlights

Name of the Exam NABARD Grade A 2020
Conducting Body National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development
Post Assistant Manager
Vacancies 154
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
Selection Process
  • Preliminary
  • Mains
  • Personal Interview. 
Official Website 
NABARD Important Dates

NABARD Grade-A 2020- Eligibility Criteria

Before looking at the Eligibility criteria as per the NABARD Grade A 2020 Official Notification, candidates should be aware of the points mentioned below:

  • It is clarified that candidates applying for Asst. Manager (RDBS) - General cannot apply for another discipline and vice versa.
  • The candidate can apply only for ONE Post/ Discipline of his/ her choice. In case of multiple applications across or within disciplines for Grade A (RDBS), only the last application submitted will be considered valid and fee against all other applications will be forfeited.
NABARD Educational Criteria

NABARD Grade A- Educational Criteria

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:

Grade ‘A’ (RDBS)

  • Minimum 50% marks for general category students in the respective subject is essential. SC/ST/PWD will require a minimum of 45% aggregate.
  • Bachelor’s as well as post-graduation degree in Agriculture, Soil Science, and agronomy will earn you an edge over other subjects, especially for certain specific posts of RDBS Grade ‘A’.
  • Other subjects that are specifically considered for the NABARD posts include food processing, environmental engineering, agricultural marketing, business management, agricultural economics, IT, Geo-Informatics, chartered accountant, human resource management, and statistics. The minimum marks required is 50% aggregate in any of these disciplines.


  • Bachelor's Degree or Post-graduation Degree from a recognised university in English/Hindi medium with Hindi and English as a compulsory or elective subject with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWD) in the aggregate.
  • Bachelor's Degree or Post-Graduation Degree with Hindi and English as main subjects with a minimum of 50% marks (pass marks for SC/ST/PWD) in the aggregate.
  • Candidates must be able to translate from English To Hindi and vice/versa.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law recognized by the Bar Council of India for the purpose of enrolment as an Advocate with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST applicants - 45%) or equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters/years.
  • LLM Degree with a minimum of 45% (SC/ST applicants - 40%) or equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters/years.


  1. For PWD candidates, minimum required marks shall be 50% in Bachelor’s Degree in Law in the Aggregate of all semesters/years OR LLM degree with a minimum of 45% or equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters/years
  2. In the case of practising advocates, a copy of Bar Council Registration Certificate and A Certificate from Bar Association of which the candidate is a member or a certificate issued by the Presiding Officer of a court before which the candidate has practised for the required period should be produced at the time of interview.
  3. Some Universities/Institutes do not award Class or percentage of marks and allot Aggregate Grade Points. For such cases take a look at the below table:
Equivalent CGPA/ OGPA/ CPI or similar terminologies allotted on a 10-point scale Class / Division Aggregate % of Marks
6.75  I (First) 60%
6.25  II (Second) 55%
5.75  II (Second) 50%
5.25 II (Second) 45%

Age Limit and Relaxation

The candidate must be between 21 and 30 years of age as on 01-01-2020, i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than January 02, 1990, and not later than January 01, 1999. Here is the relaxation in Age Criteria as per the Categories:

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 05 Years
Ex-servicemen 05 Years
OBC 03 Years
Person with disabilities (General) 10 years
Person with disabilities(SC /ST) 15 years
Person with disabilities(OBC) 13 years
NABARD Application Procedure

NABARD Grade A 2020: Application Procedure

  • Eligible applicants are required to apply online through the website
  • No other means/ mode of application will be accepted.
  • The application form should be filled in English only.
  • Option for the use of Hindi language will be available for the Online/Main Examination/ Interview.

Before applying online, candidates should -

  1. Scan photograph and signature ensuring that both the photograph and signature adhere to the required specifications as given under guidelines.
  2. Have a valid personal email ID and mobile no., which should be kept active till the completion of this Recruitment Process.
  3. Be prepared for biometric verification of identity at the Exam Centre at the time of Main Examination and onwards.
Apply Online for NABARD

How to Apply Online for NABARD Grade A 2020?

Follow the steps mentioned below to fill in the online application form of NABARD 2020:

Step-1: Registration

  • Visit the Official Website of NABARD i.e.
  • Click on the option "APPLY ONLINE" which will open a new screen.
  • To Register Application, choose the tab "Click here for New Registration".
  • Enter Name, Contact details and Email-id. A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen.
  • Candidates 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: Application Form

  • In case the candidate is unable to complete the application form in one go, he/she can save the data already entered by choosing the "SAVE AND NEXT" tab.
  • Before submission of the online application, candidates are advised to use the "SAVE AND NEXT" facility to verify the details in the online application form and modify the same, if required.
  • Visually Impaired candidates should fill the application form carefully and verify/ get the details verified to ensure that the same are correct prior to final submission.
  • 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.
  • The name of the candidate or his /her Father/ Husband etc. should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificates / Mark sheets as well as valid ID Proof brought for the examination.
  • Validate your details and Save your application by clicking the 'Validate your details' and 'Save & Next' button.

Step-3: Uploading Required Documents

  • Candidates can proceed to upload Photo & Signature as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature details.
  • There will be separate links for uploading Photograph, Signature, left thumb impression and handwritten declaration.
  • Click on the respective link "Upload Photograph / Signature/left thumb impression/hand written declaration".
  • Browse & Select the location where the Scanned Photo/ Signature/ left thumb impression/hand written declaration file has been saved.
  • Select the file by clicking on it.
  • Click the 'Upload' button
  • Then, Candidates can proceed to fill other details of the Application Form.
  • Click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before FINAL SUBMIT
  • Modify details, if required, and click on 'FINAL SUBMIT' ONLY after verifying and ensuring that the photograph, signature uploaded and other details filled by you are correct.

Step-4: Application Fees and Payment Procedures

  • Click on 'Payment' Tab and proceed for payment.
  • Payment can be made by using only Master/Visa/Rupay Debit or Credit Cards or Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/Mobile Wallets.
  • After submitting your payment information in the online application form, PLEASE WAIT FOR THE INTIMATION FROM THE SERVER. DO NOT PRESS BACK OR REFRESH BUTTON IN ORDER TO AVOID DOUBLE CHARGE.
  • On successful completion of the transaction, an e-Receipt will be generated.
  • Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-Receipt and online Application Form.
Category Application Fees Immigration Charges Total(INR)
SC/ ST NIL 100 100/-*
All other categories 650 100 750/-*

*Exclusive of applicable GST

  • Click on the 'Submit' button.

Guidelines for Scanning and Uploading Documents:

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:

  • The Photograph must be a recent passport size colour picture, taken against a light-coloured, preferably white, background.
  • If you have to use flash, ensure there's no "red-eye".
  • The applicant has to sign on white paper with Black Ink pen.
  • The applicant has to put his left thumb impression on a white paper with black or blue ink.
  • The applicant has to write the declaration in English clearly on the white paper with black ink.
  • Signature/ Handwritten declaration in CAPITAL LETTERS shall not be accepted.
Documents Dimensions Size Format
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
NABARD Exam Centres

NABARD Grade A 2020: Exam Centres

While applying for NABARD Grade A 2020, 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.

NABARD Recruitment 2020 Exam Centres for Preliminary

States/UTs Cities
Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Srikakulam, Guntur, Kadapa, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, Kakinada, Vizianagaram
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Assam  Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur
Bihar Arrah, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea
Chandigarh Chandigarh-Mohali
Chattisgarh Bilaspur, Durg-Bhilai, Raipur
Goa Panaji-Mapusa
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
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shilong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
New Delhi Delhi-NCR
Odisha Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Dhenkanal, Rourkela
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
Rajasthan Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
Sikkim Gangtok- Bardang
Tamilnadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Erode, Virudhunagar
Telangana Hyderabad/Rangareddy, Karimnagar, Warangal, Khammam
Tripura Agartala
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

NABARD Recruitment 2020 Exam Centres for Mains Exam

To appear for the mains exam, candidates need to select from the following list of exam centres.

Exam Centres
Ahmedabad / Gandhinagar Bhopal Bhubaneshwar
Chandigarh - Mohali Chennai Guwahati
Hyderabad Jaipur Jammu
Srinagar Kolkata Lucknow
Mumbai / Navi Mumbai / Thane Delhi - NCR Patna
Pune Raipur Ranchi
Shillong - -
NABARD Admit Card

NABARD Grade A 2020: Admit Card

NABARD Admit card for NABARD 2020 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:

  • Visit the official website of NABARD
  • Click the admit card link on the home page
  • Enter registration number or roll number and date of birth or password
  • NABARD Grade A Admit card appears on the screen
  • Download the admit card and take its printout.
  • Candidates are advised to take a few printouts for future reference.

Details on NABARD Grade A 2020 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:

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Exam Date
  • Registration Number
  • Roll Number
  • Scanned images of photograph & Signature
  • Space for signature & left thumb impression of candidates
  • Duration of the Test
  • Reporting time
  • Exam Centre Name and Address

Valid ID proofs for NABARD candidates

Along with the admit card candidates need to carry the following documents:

  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • Permanent Driving
  • Licence/ Voter’s Card/ Bank Passbook
  • Photo identity proof issued by a Gazetted Officer
  • Identity Card issued by a recognised college/ university
NABARD Exam Pattern

NABARD Grade A 2020: Exam Pattern

  • Phase-I i.e. Prelims exam will be an online objective type test.
  • Phase-II i.e. The Main exam will be of online objective as well as online descriptive test.
  • The cutoff in Phase-I and Phase-II may be applied in two stages:
    • On Scores in individual tests,
    • On Total Score

NABARD Grade A 2020: Exam Pattern of Prelims

  • NABARD prelims exam is common for all the 154 posts of Grade A officers.
  • All the Questions will be objective type (MCQs)
  • The test will be conducted online.
  • The time duration for the Preliminary exam is two hours. The different sections are not separately timed.
Sections Marks Number of Questions Duration
English 40 40 120 minutes
Reasoning 20 20
Quantitative Aptitude 20 20
General Awareness 20 20
Computer 20 20
Economic and Social Issues(with focus on Rural India) 40 40
Agriculture and Rural Development(with focus on Rural India 40 40
Total 200 200 2 Hours
  • The Exam is only qualifying in nature and will serve as a screening test.
  • The candidate who clears the sectional as well as the overall Cutoff will be called for NABARD Mains.
  • The calling ratio for the Main exam shall be 1:25.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer.
  • The marks secured in Phase I – Online preliminary examination will not be considered for final selection.

NABARD Grade A 2020: Exam Pattern of Mains

  • Phase-II Exam Dates will be released by the conducting board soon.
  • This will be an objective and descriptive type online test.
  • The paper-I will be common for the candidates who applied for all the posts.
  • The Paper-II will be differentiated as per the posts and streams.
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
  • If you score the minimum cut off marks or above in the Main Exam will be shortlisted for interview. The calling ratio for Interview shall be 1:5.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
NABARD Syllabus

NABARD Grade A 2020 Syllabus

  • Phase-I syllabus is common for all the candidates applied for 154 posts.
  • Phase-II consists of 2 papers having different syllabus for each.

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2020- Phase I (Prelims)

Section Syllabus
English Reading comprehension, Cloze test, Sentence improvement, Spotting the errors, Fill in the blanks, Sentence rearrangement, One word out, Fillers- Single/ Double, Idioms and Phrases, 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.

NABARD Grade A Mains Syllabus

NABARD Grade A Mains-Paper-I

  1. Essay writing,
  2. Comprehension,
  3. Report Writing,
  4. Paragraph Writing & Letter Writing.

NABARD Grade A Mains- Paper-II

  • Economic & Social Issues- Nature of Indian economy, Inflation, Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India, Population Trends, Agriculture, Industry, Rural banking and financial institution in India, Globalization of Economy, Social Structure in India, Education, Social Justice, and Positive Discrimination in favour of the underprivileged.
  • Agriculture & Rural Development- Agriculture, Soil and Water conservation, Water Resource, Farm and Agri Engineering, Plantation & Husbandry, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Forestry, Agriculture Extensions, Ecology and Climate Change, Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture & Allied activities, and Rural Development.
NABARD Pre-Recruitment Training(PRT)

NABARD Grade A 2020: Pre-Recruitment Training(PRT)

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

Manager, NABARD.

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.


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.

NABARD Selection Process

NABARD Grade A 2020: Selection Process

The examination will be conducted in three phases:

  1. Phase-I
  2. Phase-II
  3. Interview

Phase-I: Preliminary Exam

  • The preliminary exam has one paper of 200 marks.
  • The Preliminary Examination is only qualifying in nature and is meant to serve as a screening test
  • The total duration of the exam is 2 hours.
  • This paper is common for all the candidates applying for different streams.
  • . Candidates who qualify and rank sufficiently high as decided by NABARD shall be called for appearing at the Main Examination. The calling ratio for Main Exam shall be 1:25.

Phase-II: Mains Exam

  • The Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive patterns.
  • Only such candidates who score the minimum cut off marks or above in the Main Exam will be shortlisted for interview. The calling ratio for the Interview shall be 1:5.
  • For every wrong answer marked, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted.

Phase-II: Interview

  • The candidate will qualify the Mains exam, will be called for the Interview.
  • The interview contains 25 marks.
  • Applicants qualifying in the Phase-II – Main Examination and securing the sufficiently high rank in merit shall be short-listed for interview.
  • It is a personality test that will determine the candidates’ suitability for the post.

Final Selection:

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:

  • On scores in individual tests,
  • On Total Score

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.

Tie-breaker method-

In case of candidates securing same marks, their ranking will be decided as under:

  • The candidates having equal marks in total (Mains + Interview), the candidates with higher marks in Main will be ranked higher.
  • In case of having equal marks in Mans, the candidate with a higher qualification or in case of similar qualifications qualification, candidates with higher marks in graduation will be ranked higher.
  • For further tie-up, the candidate senior in age will be ranked higher.
NABARD Prelims Result

NABARD Grade A Prelims Result (Out)

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development has declared NABARD Grade A Prelims Result 2020 on March 24, 2020. Candidates who have appeared for the examination can check their result through the official site of NABARD at Or they can download the result by clicking on the link down below:

Click here to download the NABARD Grade A Prelims Result

How to check the NABARD Grade A Prelims Result?

  • Visit the official site of NABARD at
  • The home page of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) will be visible.
  • Click on NABARD Grade A Prelims Result 2020 link available on the home page.
  • A new PDF file will open.
  • Check the result and download the file.
  • Check according to the Registration numbers.
  • Keep a hard copy of the same for further need.

NABARD Grade A: Cutoff

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 2020:

  • Total Vacancies
  • Total Number of appeared candidates
  • The difficulty level of the question paper.

How to check NABARD Grade A Cutoff?

The steps to check the cut off marks are given below:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click the cut-off link on the home page
  • NABARD cut off 2020 opens in a PDF format
  • Check and download the cut off marks

NABARD Grade A Cutoff trends in 2019

Here is the previous years’ cutoff to help the candidates:

General 109.50 100.50 117.00 111.00 129.00 65.25 92.25 43.75
Animal Husbandry/ Dairy Technology - 31.50 60.25 - 62.75
Economics & Agricultural Economics 66.00 66.50 75.00 74.25 101.25
Environment 48.50 33.50 70.25 - 94.00
Food Processing 41.25 - 67.75 - 88.50
Forestry - 47.25 55.25 - 79.25
Finance 53.00 24.00 35.25 62.00 94.50
Land development - Soil Science - - 93.00 - 102.50
Plantation & Horticulture - - 59.00 - 60.25
NABARD Vacancy

NABARD Grade A- Vacancy

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
Total 154
NABARD Salary & Benefits

NABARD Grade A- Salary & Benefits

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.

NABARD Grade A- Allowances and Perks

  • The accommodation of the bank is subjected to availability, reimbursement of expenses for maintenance of vehicle for official purpose, newspaper, internet, telephone charges, book grant, and allowance for furnishing of residence, etc.
  • Free dispensary facility besides reimbursement of medical expenses for OPD treatment/hospitalisation as per eligibility will be provided to the candidates.
  • Interest-free festival advance, Leave Travel Concession(once in two years for self, spouse and eligible dependents), Loans and Advances at concessional rates of interest for housing, car, education of children, consumer articles and personal computer, etc.
  • Candidates are governed by the defined contribution to the New Pension Scheme (NPS) in addition to the benefits of gratuity and optional group term insurance plan.
NABARD Career Growth & Opportunities

NABARD Grade A: Career Growth and Opportunities

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:

  1. Assistant Manager
  2. Manager
  3. Assistant General Manager
  4. General Manager
  5. Chief General Manager
  6. Executive Director
  7. Director

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 2020 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 2020 exam?

Ans. No, since it is clearly mentioned in the official notification of NABARD Grade A 2020 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.