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NABARD GRADE B 2021: Eligibility, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card & Result

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Oct 29, 2020

NABARD is a development financial agency with its headquarters in Mumbai and regional offices across India. job opportunities for candidates who are aspiring to secure a good and rewarding job. Especially for the ones who hold interest towards the agricultural field and its development by hosting a pan India exam to recruit NABARD Grade B Officers.

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The NABARD shall release the notification advertisement about the NABARD Recruitment 2021-22 for Engineers, freshers, Diploma, Polytechnic, Arts, Medical, Science including 10+2 degree holders.

Latest Updates

  • All interested candidates for the NABARD 2021 are requested to go through their official website for all the latest recruitment updates which are yet to be published. (www.nabard.org )
  • Candidates can apply online as well as offline. They should keep their mobile numbers and email IDs active till after the completion of the application process
  • The online application process for the year 2021 for NABARD Grade B is to begin on the 2nd week of March 2021.
  • The online application process for the year 2020 began in May,2020.
  • The changed syllabus is expected to include Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness, Economic and Social issues and Agricultural and Rural Development.
Grade B Highlights

NABARD Grade B 2021 Highlights

Name of the recruitment- Recruitment to the post of officers in Grade 'B' (RDBS)
Conducted by- National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development
Name of the post- Manager of Grade B
Selection Process- Preliminary exam, Main exam, Interview
Exam Level- National
Exam Conducted- Once a year
Exam Mode- Online
Official Website- www. nabard.org
Grade B Important Dates

NABARD Grade B 2021 Important Dates

Events For Assistant Manager For Development Manager
Start of the online application form submission 2nd week of March,2021 Last week of August,2021
Closing date for online register April,2021 2nd week of September, 2021
Download call letter for first phase of Prelims April,2021 3rd week of September
NABARD 2021 Preliminary Exam Date May,2021 Last week of September,2021
NABARD 2021 Mains Exam Date June 2021 October 3rd week,2021
Conduct of Interview July 2021 November 2021
NABARD Provisional Allotment August/September 2021 December 2021
Grade B Eligibility

NABARD Grade B 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria parameters include age limit and educational qualification. The details of which are mentioned below-

Educational Qualifications- Candidates completing their graduation or post-graduation in any subject/order can apply for the examination pertaining they have secured a minimum qualifying marks of 60% in case of the general category;

The minimum application criteria for the order categories namely SC/ST/PWD should not have less than a 55%;

Age limit- 21 to 35 years of age

Age Limit Relaxation

Category Relaxation
Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) 10 years
Persons with Disabilities (SC/ST) 15 years
Grade B Application Process

NABARD Grade B 2021 Application Process

Applicants can apply both in online and offline mode.

Offline- Candidates are required to download and print the Bank Challan. The same has to be filed by the applicant and submitted to the near bank, along with paying an application fee of INR 600 along with bank charges. After submission of the challan, a unique transaction number also known as the journal number shall be generated and the same shall be written by the bank staff. The bank component of the challan will be kept by the bank manager for reference and the remaining 2 portions of the challan shall be given back to the candidate. The candidate must enter the journal number on the challan before leaving.

Online- Steps to apply online are mentioned below:

  • Aspirants, in order to apply online must go to their official website (www.nabard.org)
  • On the home page, go to the career tab;
  • Before applying, the candidates should check the official notification and then register;
  • After registration, the registration ID and one’s password shall be directed by auto response confirmation emails;
  • Successful registration is indicated by a page displaying the generated registration number and password;
  • The candidate should then proceed to click on the link of the post that he/she wants to apply for;
  • They must thereafter fill in the application form using accurate details as well as upload their scanned size passport size photograph and signature (if needed);
  • Application form must be submitted before the last mentioned date;
  • It is recommended for the nominee to take the printout of the same for future reference.

Candidates can pay the application fee (INR 600 /-) while Credit/Debit Cards, Net Banking etc.

Application Fee

Category Application fee
General- INR 600
OBC- INR 600
SC/ST/PWD- No application fee required
Grade B Admit Card

NABARD Grade B 2021 Admit Card

The NABARD Grade B Admit Card 2021 shall be released a few days before the NABARD Prelims examination. Applicants are expected to download it from the NABARD official website www.nabard.org . No candidate shall be permitted to enter the examination centre without a copy of the NABARD Grade B admit card along with an attached passport size photograph and a valid identity proof. Candidates are also required to read all the instructions on the admit card before attempting the exam. The date of the issuance of the admit card for the 2021 exam shall be published on the website soon.

Grade B Exam Centres

NABARD Grade B 2021 Exam Centres

Since the exam centres for the year 2021 are yet to be published, the same for 2020 have been mentioned below.

Preliminary Examination

Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Srikakulam, Guntur, Kadapa, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, Kakinada, Eluru, Vizianagaram.
Andaman and Nicobar Island Port Blair
Assam Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur.
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Chandigarh Chandigarh-Mohali
Bihar Arrah, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea.
Chattisgarh Bhilai, Bilaspur, Durg-Bhilai, Raipur.
Gujarat Ahmedabad / Gandhinagar, Anand, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat,, Vadodara.
Goa Panaji-Mapusa
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Shimla, Solan, Mandi, Kangra.
Haryana Muzzafarnagar, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Sonipat
Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi.
Jammu and Kashmir Samba, Jammu, Srinagar.
Karnataka Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Dharwad, Hassan, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi, Mandya.
Kerala Alappuzha, Ernakulam/Kochi, Kannur, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Pallakad, Thrichur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam.
Manipur Imphal
Maharashtra Aurangabad, Amravati, Kolhapur, Mumbai/ Navi Mumbai/Thane/Greater Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Chandrapur, Solapur, Latur, Dhule.
Madhya Pradesh Ujjain, Sagar, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna.
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizwal
Nagaland Kohima
New Delhi Delhi-NCR
Odisha Balasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Dhenkanal, Rourkela.
Puducherry Puducherry
Rajasthan Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur, Alwar
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala, Sangrur.
Sikkim Gangtok-Bardang
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Vellore, Thirupur, Erode, Virudhunagar, Namakkal, Nagercoil.
Telangana Hyderabad/Rangareddy, Karimnagar, Warangal, Khammam.
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida, Varanasi
Tripura Agartala
West Bengal Roorkee, Dehradun, Haldwani.
Uttarakhand Asansol, Durgapur, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata/Greater Kolkata, Siliguri

Mains Examination

Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar Kolkata
Bangalore Lucknow
Bhopal Mumbai/Navi Mumbai/Thane
Bhubaneshwar Delhi-NCR
Chandigarh-Mohali Patna
Chennai Pune
Guwahati Raipur
Hyderabad Ranchi
Jaipur Shillong
Jammu Thiruvananthapuram
Srinagar -

NABARD Grade B Exam Centres Important Points

  • The interview will take place in a few cities in the centres alluded to above. Candidates will be told of the information via the NABARD Admit Card.
  • Only NABARD exam centres for the Preliminary and Mains Exam 2020 may be chosen by the applicants.
  • For Prelims and Mains examination, they need to reach their preference of the examination centres separately.
  • The final decision on the number of NABARD Test Centres for the 2020 Mains test will be made by the examination authority on the basis of applicant availability.
  • If a certain exam centre is cancelled then the NABARD authorities will take the responsibility of notifying the candidates. An alternate exam centre shall be dedicated to them.
  • The specifics of the exam centres will be mentioned on the admit cards.
  • No appeal will be entertained for a shift in the exam centre.
  • The examination authority retains the right to retain,cancel or add any such NABARD examination centres to its inconsistencies.
  • NABARD also retains the right to designate examination centres for the applicants besides the ones they mentioned as their preferences.
  • NABARD Test Centres 2020 shall be deemed post allotment.
Grade B Exam Pattern

NABARD Grade B Exam Pattern

NABARD Grade B selection process for Managers 2020 exam consists of 3 stages, which are-

  • Prelims Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview

Manager Exam Pattern Prelims

Sections Marks
English 40
Reasoning 20
Quantitative Aptitude 20
General Awareness 20
Economic Issues 20
Agriculture and Rural Development 40

Total time allotted is 1 hour and 20 minutes, total marks-200

A negative grading of 0.25 would occur for every incorrect answer.

Exam Pattern Mains

Paper Paper Type Total Marks Time
General English Descriptive 100 1.5 hours
Economic & Social Issues- MCQ 100 1.5 hours
Agricultural & Rural Development- MCQ 100 1.5 hours
Development Economics, Statistics, Finance and Management MCQ 100 1.5 hours

NABARD Grade B 2021 Interview

Scoring a sufficiently high rank in the Mains, shall enable them to appear for the oral evaluation. The final list of merits shall be drawn up on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidate in both Mains as well as the Interview round. The Interview shall amount to a total of 30 marks.

NABARD Grade B 2021 Final Selection

The candidates who qualify Mains, as well as the Interview shall only be selected as the NABARD Grade B Managers.

Grade B Syllabus

NABARD Grade B 2021 Syllabus

Syllabus for Prelims:

General Awareness

  1. Current Affairs (National and International)
  2. Budget
  3. Awards & Honours
  4. International and National Organizations
  5. Important days
  6. Books and Authors
  7. Sports
  8. Countries and Capitals
  9. Science- Inventions & Discoveries

English

  1. Error Spotting
  2. Sentence Rearrangement
  3. Reading Comprehension
  4. Synonyms
  5. Passages
  6. Idioms & Phrases

Quantitative Aptitude

  1. Data Interpretation
  2. Inequalities
  3. Number Series
  4. Approximation and Simplification
  5. Data Sufficiency
  6. HCF & LCM
  7. Profit and Loss
  8. SI & CI
  9. Problems on Age
  10. Time & Work
  11. Speed, Distance and Time
  12. Probability, Permutation and Combination
  13. Mensuration
  14. Average
  15. Ratio & Proportion

Reasoning

  1. Puzzles
  2. Seating Arrangement
  3. Direction
  4. Blood Relations
  5. Syllogisms
  6. Order and Ranking
  7. Coding-Decoding
  8. Machine Input-Output
  9. Inequalities
  10. Alpha-Numeric symbol series
  11. Data Sufficiency
  12. Number and System Conversions
  13. Logical Reasoning

Computer Knowledge

  1. Computer Languages
  2. Basic Hardware & Software
  3. History of Computer
  4. Devices
  5. Virus & Hacking
  6. MS Office
  7. Networking
  8. DBMS

Economic and Social Issues

  1. Nature of Indian Economy
  2. Structural and Institutional Features
  3. Economic Underdevelopment
  4. Opening up the Indian Economy
  5. Globalisation
  6. Economic Reforms in India
  7. Privatisation
  8. Inflation
  9. Poverty alleviation and employment generation in India
  10. Measurement of Poverty
  11. Population Trends
  12. Population Growth & Economic Development
  13. Population Policy in India
  14. Agriculture- Characteristics/ Status
  15. Technical and Institutional changes in agriculture
  16. Agricultural Performance
  17. Issues in Food Security in India
  18. Non institutional and institutional agencies in rural credit
  19. Industrial and Labor Policy
  20. Industrial Performance
  21. Regional imbalance in India’s industrial development
  22. Rural banking and financial institutions in India
  23. Reforms in Banking/Financial sector
  24. Globalisation of Economy
  25. Role of International Funding Institution
  26. IMF &World Bank
  27. WTO
  28. Regional Economic Cooperation
  29. Multiculturalism
  30. Social Justice
  31. Positive discrimination in the favour of the underprivileged

Agriculture and Rural Development

  1. Definition, Meaning and its branches
  2. Agriculture: definition, meaning and its branches
  3. Agronomy: definition, meaning and scope of agronomy
  4. Factors affecting on crop production
  5. Agro Climatic Zones
  6. Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems
  7. Problems of dry land - Seed production, seed processing, seed village
  8. Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory
  9. Precision Farming
  10. Organic farming
  11. Soil and Water Conservation: Major soil types, soil fertility, fertilisers, soil erosion, soil conservation,watershed management
  12. Water Resource: Irrigation Management: types of irrigation, sources of irrigation, crop-water requirement, command area development, water conservation techniques, micro-irrigation, irrigation pumps, major, medium and minor irrigation.
  13. Farm and Agri Engineering : Farm Machinery and Power, Sources of power on the farm- human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass, bio fuels, water harvesting structures, farm ponds, watershed management, Agro Processing, Controlled and modified storage, perishable food storage, godowns, bins and grain silos.
  14. 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.
  15. Animal Husbandry: Farm animals and their role in Indian economy, Animal husbandry methods in India, common terms pertaining to different species of livestock, Utility classification of breeds of cattle. Introduction to common feeds and fodders, their classification and utility.
  16. Introduction to poultry industry in India (past, present and future status), Common terms pertaining to poultry production and management. Concept of mixed farming and its relevance to socio-economic conditions of farmers in India. Complementary and obligatory nature of livestock and poultry production with that of agricultural farming.
  17. 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 pertaining to fish production.
  18. 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 2017. Recent developments under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
  19. Agriculture Extensions: Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programmes, Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra's (KVK) in dissemination of Agricultural technologies.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities; recent trends, major challenges in agriculture measures to enhance 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.

Syllabus for Mains

NABARD Grade B 2021: English Paper I

  • English (Writing Skill)
  • Formal Letter
  • Informal Letter
  • Report Writing
  • Letter Writing
  • Paragraph Writing
  • Comprehension
  • Essay Writing

NABARD Grade B Mains Paper 2 Syllabus:

Economic and Social Issues with Focus on Rural India-

  • Nature of Indian Economy;
  • Structural and Institutional features;
  • Economic underdevelopment;
  • Opening up the Indian Economy;
  • Globalisation;
  • Economic Reforms in India;
  • Privatisation;
  • Inflation;
  • Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India;
  • Measurement of Poverty;
  • Population Trends;
  • Population Growth and Economic Development;
  • Population Policy in India;
  • Agriculture - Characteristics / Status;
  • Technical and Institutional changes in Indian Agriculture;
  • Agricultural performance;
  • Issues in Food Security in India;
  • Non Institutional and Institutional Agencies in rural credit;
  • Industrial and Labor Policy;
  • Industrial performance;
  • Regional Imbalance in India's Industrial Development;
  • Rural banking and financial institutions in India;
  • Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector;
  • Globalisation of Economy;
  • Role of International Funding Institution;
  • IMF & World Bank;
  • WTO;
  • Regional Economic Cooperation;
  • Multiculturalism;
  • Social Justice;
  • Positive Discrimination in favor of the under privileged;

Agriculture and Rural Development with focus on Rural India-

  • Agriculture: definition, meaning and its branches;
  • Agronomy: definition, meaning and scope of agronomy;
  • Classification of field crops;
  • Factors affecting on crop production;
  • Agro Climatic Zones;
  • Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems;
  • Problems of dry land - Seed production, seed processing, seed village;
  • Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory;
  • Precision Farming;
  • Organic farming;
  • Soil and Water Conservation: Major soil types, soil fertility, fertilisers, soil erosion, soil conservation,watershed management;
  • Water Resource: Irrigation Management: types of irrigation, sources of irrigation, crop-water requirement, command area development, water conservation techniques, micro-irrigation, irrigation pumps, major, medium and minor irrigation;
  • Farm and Agri Engineering: Farm Machinery and Power, Sources of power on the farm- human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass, bio fuels, water harvesting structures, farm ponds, watershed management, Agro Processing, Controlled and modified storage, perishable food storage, godowns, bins and grain silos;
  • 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;
  • Animal Husbandry: Farm animals and their role in Indian economy, Animal husbandry methods in India, common terms pertaining to different species of livestock, Utility classification of breeds of cattle. Introduction to common feeds and fodders, their classification and utility;

Introduction to poultry industry in India (past, present and future status), Common terms pertaining to poultry production and management. Concept of mixed farming and its relevance to socio-economic conditions of farmers in India. Complementary and obligatory nature of livestock and poultry production with that of agricultural farming.

  • 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 pertaining to fish production;
  • 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 Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change;
  • Agriculture Extensions: Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programmes, Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra's (KVK) in dissemination of Agricultural technologies;
  • 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;

Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities; recent trends, major challenges in agriculture measures to enhance 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.

Grade B Results

NABARD Grade B 2021 Cutoff and Results

NABARD Grade B Results are expected to be out by the month of October, 2020. The same will be available in PDF Format and will consist of the roll numbers of the qualified candidates. The candidates can visit the website to check the results when published. (www.nabard.org )

The cut-off for 2020 is yet to be published. So for reference the cut-off for 2019 has been tabulated below-

Prelims 2019

Category RE EL CK GA ES AR QA
(20) (40) (20) (20) (40) (40) (20)
SC, OBC 4.75 16.00 6.50 2.75 6.00 5.25 6.50
Unreserved 7.50 20.50 8.25 4.50 10.00 8.25 9.25

Prelims Cut-off (Category Wise applied on total):

SC OBC UR
122.75 126.75 139.25

Mains 2019

Post Paper I II III
Category DP ES AP
(100) (100) (100)
General SC, OBC 65.00 56.25 51.25
Unreserved 67.25 59.50 55.25

Mains Cut-off (Category wise applied on total)

General 191.75 189.25 199.50
Grade B FAQs

FAQs

Ques. I’m 19 years old. Can I sit for the exam?

Ans. No, the minimum age to apply is 21 and can apply till the age of 35.

Ques. I'm a Final year student. Can I apply for the exam?

Ans. Those who are in their final year/graduation year can also apply provisionally they have accurate document verification showing the year of applying as their graduation year.

Ques. Is the Application fee/charge refundable?

Ans. No, the application fee will not be refunded irrespective of the candidate applying via online or the offline mode.

Ques. Is there any pre recruitment training for the candidates?

Ans. Yes, the bank arranges pre recruitment training for the candidates belonging to OBC/SC/ST/PWD, free of cost. Candidates who desire to avail the same may apply for it separately to the Chief General Manager, NABARD at any of the 21 centres.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

Comments


1 Comments
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nayla yasmin
Hi, I am having 60% marks in m.com but 54% marks in b.com. Am I eligible for NABARD Grade A/B exams?
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abdul nazir

Hi Nayla, Yes you are eligible for both grade a and b exam as for Grade A, minimum marks in UG or PG is 60% and for Grade A exam, minimum marks in graduation is 50%. There are age and nationality related criterias as well to be eligible. To know more click here.