NHB Assistant Manager Recruitment: Eligibility & Exam Pattern 2021


The National Housing Bank (NHB) has invited applications for the NHB Assistant Manager Recruitment 2021 cycle. A total of 17 vacancies have been released for the following posts. 

  • Assistant Manager (Scale I)
  • Deputy Manager (Scale II)
  • Regional Manager (Scale IV) – Risk Management
NHB Assistant Manager Recruitment

In this article, we will cover all the important details for the NHB AM last exam pattern 2021 and eligibility criteria. We urge you to go over the details carefully. 

The application window will remain open till December 30, 2021. 

NHB Assistant Manager Eligibility

Let’s check out all details concerning the eligibility criteria as outlined in the NHB Recruitment 2021 Official Notification in the table below.

The cut-off date for eligibility criteria is December 12, 2021. 

PostEducationPost Education Work ExperienceAge Bracket
Assistant Manager (Scale I)A full time Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with minimum of 60% marks.

Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant/CMA/Company Secretary may also apply.
While no prior experience is required, any relevant experience would be given weightage.

Candidates are required to have writing and oratory skills, analytical ability and general understanding of economic scenarios.
21-30 years
Deputy Manager (Scale II)Mandatory: 
Graduate in any discipline. 

MBA (Finance) will be preferred.
2 years’ experience in Banks/FI/Regulatory Bodies in India handling Credit Appraisal, Audit and Risk.23-32 years
Regional Manager (Scale IV) – Risk ManagementMandatory 
Professional qualification in Financial Risk Management from Global Association of Risk Professionals, or Professional Risk Management Certification from PRMIA Institute.
Holder of Chartered Financial Analyst charter awarded by CFA Institute, or Designated as Chartered Accountant by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, or equivalent abroad, or,

Designated as a Cost and Management Accountant by the Institute of Cost Accountants of India or equivalent abroad.
2 years’ experience in corporate credit and risk management at the level of Manager (Scale – II) or above in one or more PSBs, or
having similar roles and responsibilities in one or more regulated lending entity, with minimum experience of one year in corporate credit and one year in risk management. 

Good understanding of market risk and/or liquidity management and/or operational risk, with exposure to analytics being an added desirable experience.
30-45 years

Probation Period

All selected candidates will be asked to serve a probation period. Please take a look at the details below. 

Post Probation Period
Assistant Manager (Scale I)2 years 
Deputy Manager (Scale II)1 year of active service from the date of joining 
Regional Manager (Scale IV)1 year of active service from the date of joining

NHB Assistant Manager Exam Pattern

Please note, the exam pattern for all scales differs slightly from each other. Kindly ensure that you understand the selection process of the NHB AM exam.

Selection Process for JMGS-I (AM)

  • Phase I: Online Examination
  • Phase II – Interview

Online Examination

Study carefully the details of the online examination provided below.

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMediumTime Allotted 
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude4560English & Hindi60 minutes
General Awareness (with special focus on Economy & Banking and Computer Knowledge.5050English & Hindi40 minutes
English Language2530English & Hindi35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude (with special emphasis on data analysis and interpretation)3560English & Hindi45 minutes
Total155200 3 hours
English Language (Letter writing & Essay)225English30 Minutes
  • The tests of Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General Awareness, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude will be objective. 
  • This online test will be followed by a descriptive test of English Language that will be qualifying in nature. 
  • Descriptive section will only be assessed for students who secure qualifying marks in the objective-test. 
  • Please note, there is sectional allotment of time for all sections. 


  • The interview will be held for 50 marks. 
  • The ratio of the weightage of the online exam to the interview is 80:20.

Selection Process for MMGS-II (DM)

  • Phase I: Online Examination
  • Phase II – Interview

Online Examination

Take a look at the details of the examination provided below.

TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium
IGeneral Aptitude
Reasoning 2525English & Hindi
Quantitative Aptitude2525English & Hindi
English Language2525English 
IIGeneral Awareness2525English & Hindi
IIIProfessional Knowledge (Risk, Credit and Audit)50 100English & Hindi
  • The General Aptitude test (I) is qualifying in nature. 
  • The assessments in all sections consist of objective-type questions. 
  • A composite time of 2 hours will be awarded. There is no sectional time break-up. 


  • The Interview will carry 100 marks. 
  • Final selection will be done based on the marks obtained in the Interview only.

Selection Process for SMGS-IV (RM)

The selection process for Regional Manager comprises of 2 phases- 

  1. Shortlisting 
  2. Interview 

Candidates will be shortlisted based on their applications. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview. 

How to Prepare?

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Mock Test

Be sure to take NHB AM free mock tests at every stage of your preparation. 

We wish you the very best!

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