The selection process will consist of on-line test . Candidates qualifying in the Online Examination will be further shortlisted for Interview before the final selection.
Name of the test
No. of questions
Test of English language
Composite time of 60 minutes
Test of Reasoning
Test of Numerical Ability
Composite time of 90 minutes for Objective Tests and 30 minutes for Descriptive Test
General Awareness (with special reference to agriculture, rural development and banking)
Test of English Language (Descriptive)
i. The above tests except English, will be available bilingually, i.e. in English and Hindi.
ii. The Preliminary Examination is only qualifying in nature and is meant to serve as a screening test. Only those candidates who score sufficiently high in both, individual tests & in aggregate, shall be shortlisted for Main Examination in the calling ratio of maximum 1:25 based on the cut off arrived on performance of the candidates in the examination. Similarly, only such candidates who score the cut off marks or above in the Main Examination will be shortlisted for selection.
iii. There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests in both the phases. 1/4th mark will be deducted as penalty for each wrong answer.
iv. Other detailed information regarding the examination will be given in an Information Handout, which will be made available to the candidates for download along with the call letter for examination from NABARD’s website.
v. Final selection will be on the basis of candidate's performance in the online Main examination in the order of merit and biometric verification. The decision of the Bank in this regard will be final.
NABARD arranges pre-recruitment training at certain centres for a limited number of SC/ST/OBC/PWBD candidates as per the guidelines issued by Government of India in this regard. Candidates belonging to the above categories who desire to avail of such training may write to the Regional Office of NABARD in his / her State / HO, Mumbai. Candidates opting for pre-recruitment training will be intimated about the training by the concerned Regional Office. All expenses regarding travelling, boarding, lodging etc. will have to be borne by the candidates for attending the Pre-recruitment Training programme at the concerned Pre-recruitment Training Centre. Depending upon the response and administrative feasibility, the right to drop any of the pre-recruitment training centre/s and/ or add some other Centre/s and/ or make alternate arrangements is reserved. Format of the Application for pre examination training is available on NABARD website www.nabard.org. The applications for pre-recruitment training should reach our offices on or before 14 September 2018
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