The day we have all been eagerly waiting for is upon us! The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has released the publication for the NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2021. Read on below to learn all the important details for this exam and the new changes that have been introduced this year.
- 1 NABARD Grade A 2021 Exam Overview
- 2 What’s New?
- 3 NABARD Grade A 2021 Vacancies
- 4 NABARD Grade A 2021 Eligibility
- 5 NABARD Grade A 2021 Exam Pattern
- 6 NABARD Grade A 2021 How to Apply?
- 7 NABARD Grade A 2021 Application Fee
- 8 NABARD Trivia
- 9 Why choose ixamBee?
- 10 Also see
NABARD Grade A 2021 Exam Overview
The most awaited recruitment exam of the year is finally here! So it’s time to saddle up and get ready to race. Take a look at the details below.
|Exam Name||NABARD Grade A/B|
|Exam Conducting Body||National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development|
|Mode of Application||Online|
The important dates for the NABARD exams have been provided in the table below. You should read it carefully and set reminders if necessary, so you don’t miss any deadlines.
|Notification Release Date (Newspaper publication)||July 15, 2021|
|Notification Release Date (Online)||July 16, 2021|
|Online Application Window||July 17 2021-August 7, 2021|
|Preliminary Exam Date (Tentative)||Last Week of August 2021/First Week of September 2021|
There are some changes introduced in this year’s selection process. Candidates must make note of the following points to avoid any sort of confusion or errors.
|Criteria||Notification 2019||Notification 2021|
|Phase 1 Exam Pattern||Only 7 sections were assessed in the Prelims.||A new section on ‘Decision Making’ has been introduced that will be assessed in the Preliminary examination. A total of 8 sections will be assessed now.|
|Interview||Interview for 25 marks||Interview for 50 marks|
|Educational Requirements||Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with an aggregate of 50%||Bachelor’s degree with an aggregate of 60%|
NABARD Grade A 2021 Vacancies
The category-wise and post-wise break-ups for this year’s vacancies have been listed below.
|I||Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (Rural Development Banking Service)|
|8||Land Development/ Soil Science||01||–||–||01||–||02|
|11||Computer/ Information Technology||06||03||–||04||02||15|
|AM (RDBS)- Total||60||23||07||44||14||148|
|II||Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (Rajbhasha Service)||02||01||01||–||01||05|
|III||Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (Protocol and Security Service)||02||–||–||–||–||02|
|Total No. of Vacancies||155|
NABARD Grade A 2021 Eligibility
Take a look at the table below to learn about the age and educational requirements for this exam.
|Criteria||Assistant Manager (RDBS)||Assistant Manager (Rajbhasha Service)||Assistant Manager (Protocol & Security Service)|
|Age||The candidate must be between 21 and 30 years of age||The candidate must be between 21 and 30 years of age||Between 25 and 40 Years|
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate, OR,|
Post Graduate degree, MBA/PGDM from a recognized university with a minimum aggregate of 55% marks in aggregate, OR,
CA/ CS/ICWA OR Ph.D. from Institutions recognized by GOI/UGC.
Read the educational requirements for the Specialist posts in the official notification.
|Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university in English or Hindi medium with Hindi and English as a compulsory or elective subject with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in aggregate and,|
PG Diploma in Translation (minimum one year) in Hindi to English and vice-versa from any recognized University. Candidates must have studied English and Hindi as subjects in at least 02 years of bachelor’s degree course.
|The candidate should be an Officer with a minimum of five years of Commissioned Service in the Defence forces holding a valid Ex-Serviceman Identity Card.|
NABARD Grade A 2021 Exam Pattern
The exam pattern for the NABARD Grade A Assistant Manager (RDBS & Rajbhasha) 2021 has been provided below. The exam will be conducted in 3 phases. The 3 phases are:
The NABARD Grade A Preliminary Exam pattern and syllabus are the same as NABARD Grade B Exam Pattern. There are 8 subjects assessed in the Preliminary examination. The entire paper will be for 200 marks and the total time allotted is 120 minutes. There is no sectional timing.
|Name of Subject||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks|
|Economic & Social Issues (ESI)||40||40|
|Agriculture & Rural Development (ARD)||40||40|
- The test can be taken in either Hindi or English except for the English Language paper.
- For ESI and ARD, the focus of the syllabus is on Rural India.
- There will be a negative marking of 1/4th mark for every wrong answer (applicable in Phase 2 as well).
- The marks obtained in the sections of Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Decision Making are only qualifying in nature.
- Candidates will be shortlisted based on their performance in the merit section. The subjects included in this section are General Awareness, ESI and ARD.
|NABARD Grade A||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time allotted|
|Paper 1||For all posts/Disciplines- Descriptive English (Writing Skills)||30||100||90 minutes|
|Paper 2(AM RDBS Generalist)||Economic and Social Issues (ESI)||Objective- 30|
|Objective- 30 minutes|
Descriptive- 90 minutes
For all the Specialist posts for RDBS and Rajbhasha posts, Paper 2 in Phase 2 will be specific to the relevant field.
The Interview will be conducted for 50 marks.
For the Assistant Manager (Protocol & Security Service) there is only 1 interview round for 100 marks.
Take a look at the complete NABARD Grade A 2021 syllabus before you begin your preparation.
NABARD Grade A 2021 How to Apply?
The application for the exam has to be submitted online. The procedure comprises 3 mains steps.
- Application Registration
- Payment of Application Fee
- Photograph & Signature Scan and Upload
You must read the entire notification in detail to carry out every step properly. Providing any misinformation or incorrectly filling up your form can cost you dearly.
NABARD Grade A 2021 Application Fee
The application fee for the posts of Assistant Manager (RDBS/Rajbhasha/P &SS) categories has been provided in the table below. The fee is non-refundable.
Assistant Manager (RDBS & Rajbhasha Service)
|Category||Application Fee||Intimation Charges||Total|
|For SC/ ST/ PWBD||NIL||₹150||₹150|
|For all others||₹650/-||₹150||₹800|
@ NABARD staff will be required to pay fee/intimation charges as indicated above at the time of online application, which will be reimbursed on submission of fee receipt only to those employees of NABARD (Staff Candidates) who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post.
Assistant Manager (Protocol & Security Service)
|Category||Application Fee||Intimation Charges||Total|
|For SC/ ST/ PWBD||NIL||₹100||₹100|
|For all others||₹650/-||₹100||₹750|
NABARD has released official notifications for Grade A posts as well. You can read the exhaustive exam details for the NABARD Grade B Recruitment 2021 if you like.
- NABARD was established on July 12, 1982.
- The NABARD headquarters is in Mumbai.
- The Chairman at present is Dr. G.R. Chintala.
- NABARD regulates and administers the work of State Co-operative Bankes (StCBs), District Co-operative Central Banks (DCCBs) and Regional Rural Banks (RRBs).
- It was established on the recommendations of the Shivaraman Committee under the Prime Ministership of Indira Gandhi.
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