NABARD Grade A Agriculture Notification 2023, And Other Exam Details

By Kailash Tiwari | Updated on: Sep 05, 2023

NABARD Grade A Agriculture Exam Highlights 2023


National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) notification is around the corner to recruit Grade A officers in its organization. NABARD Grade A Agriculture Officer is one such post that comes under NABARD (RDBS) recruitment. But, in 2023, NABARD Grade A notification 2023 has no vacancy for an Agriculture Officer. So, Agriculture stream candidates can apply for NABARD Grade A under the General stream. Let's look at the highlights of the NABARD Grade A  Agriculture exam 2023.

NABARD Grade A Highlights 2023

Conducting AuthorityNational Bank For Agriculture and Rural Development
NABARD Website
Name of the Posts Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ 
Mode of application Online
Stages of Exam Three Stages-
  • Phase 1- Preliminary Exam (8 sections)
  • Phase 2- Mains Exam
  • Phase 3- Personal Interview
Maximum marks & Time duration
  • Phase 1- 200 marks, 2 hours
  • Phase 2-
    • • Paper 1- 100 marks, 1 hour 30 minutes
    • • Paper 2 (Objective + Descriptive) - 100 marks, 2 hours
  • Phase 3- 50 Marks
Opening Date for Submission of Online
To be notified later
Closing Date for Submission of Online
To be notified later
NABARD Grade A Phase I (Preliminary)
Online Examination
To be notified later
NABARD Grade A Phase II (Mains) Admit Card Click Here
NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Date To be notified later
Number of  Vacancies (Land Development/Soil Science) 3 (More detail)
NABARD Grade A RDBS Exam Notification Click Here
NABARD Grade A Protocol & Security Exam Notification Click Here
NABARD Grade A Rajabhasha Phase 2 (Mains) Exam Result Click Here
NABARD Grade A RDBS Phase 2 (Mains) Exam Result Click Here
NABARD Grade A RDBS Final Exam Result Click Here
NABARD Grade A Rajbhasha Final Exam Result Click Here

NABARD Grade A Agriculture Exam Pattern 

The NABARD Grade A exam for Agriculture Post will be held in three phases as mentioned below.

  • Phase 1/ Prelims - Online Written Examination - 200 Marks
  • Phase 2/ Mains - Online Written Examination (mix of MCQ and descriptive pattern) - 200 Marks
  • Phase 3- Personal Interview – 50 Marks

NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Pattern

NABARD Grade A  Prelims for Agriculture Officer will be an online multiple-choice test. Phase 1 exam consists of eight sections. The NABARD Grade A exam has 2 broad sections- The qualifying section and the Merit section. Further details are given below.

  • The marks obtained in the sections of Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, and Decision Making will be qualifying in nature. 
  • You will be shortlisted based on your performance in General Awareness, ESI and ARD. 

Further details about the NABARD Grade A Agriculture exam pattern are in the table below. 

Nature of Test Test NameNo. Of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime DurationLanguage
Qualifying Quantitative Aptitude 20 20 Composite time of 120 minutes Bilingual – Hindi and English except test of English language
Reasoning Ability 20 20
Computer Knowledge 20 20
English Language 30 30
Decision Making 10 10
Merit Based General Awareness 20 20
Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) 40 40
Economic and Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) 40 40
Total 200 200 2 Hours  

NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Pattern

NABARD Grade A Mains for Agriculture stream is held only for those candidates who clear Prelims. The calling ratio for NABARD Grade A Mains/Phase 2 exam is 1:25. The NABARD Grade A Mains exam for Agriculture consists of

  • Paper 1 (General English) - Descriptive 
  • Paper 2 - a mix of multiple-choice and descriptive types related to the Agriculture domain. 

Detailed NABARD Grade A Agriculture Mains exam pattern is given in the table below.

PaperSubjectType of PaperNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
Paper I General English Online Descriptive (Answers to be typed using keyboard) 3 100 90 Minutes
Paper II Stream Specific paper Objective 30 50 30 Minutes
Descriptive Type (Answers to be typed using keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)) 6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each] 50 90 Minutes
Total 100 (Paper II) 2 Hours (Paper II)


After qualifying Mains exam, you will be called for an interview. The calling ratio for the NABARD Grade A interview round is 1:3. The NABARD Grade A interview will be 50 marks.

Please note that the final merit for the post of Assistant Manager in NABARD Grade A Agriculture recruitment will be prepared on the basis of your cumulative performance in the Mains exam and interview.

NABARD Grade A Agriculture Syllabus 

NABARD Grade A Agriculture syllabus will help you plan a proper planning strategy. NABARD Grade A Prelims syllabus is the same for all the streams. You can check out the syllabus of NABARD Grade A Prelims below.

Quantitative Aptitude Time and Work, Mensuration, Average, Speed, Distance and Time, Mixture and Allegations, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Data Interpretation, Ratio & Proportion, Simplification & Approximation, Percentage, Set Theory, Data Interpretation, Quadratic Equation, Number Series, Profit & loss, Boats & Stream, Simple and Compound Interest, Data Sufficiency
English Language Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Passage Making, Error Spotting, Jumble Words, Sentence Framing, Fill in the Blanks, Cloze Test, Sentence Rearrangement, Idioms & Phrases
General Awareness Monetary Policies, Banking & Financial Awareness, Economic Terms, Current Affairs, Static GK, Financial & Economics News, Government Schemes, Agreement & Deals, Banking terms, rates, processes, National Institution
Reasoning Ability Puzzles, Seating Arrangement - Circular, Square and Linear, Data Sufficiency, Directions and Distance, Coding Decoding, Blood Relations, Inequality, Syllogism, Machine Input Output, Verbal Reasoning, Ordering and Ranking, Alphanumeric Series
Computer Knowledge Computer Languages, Basic Hardware and Software, History of Computer, Devices, Viruses and Hacking, MS Office, Networking
Decision Making Behaviour Decision Making,Managerial Decision making,Eligibility Criteria based decision making,Data Arrangements Based Decision making

NABARD Grade A Mains - Paper 1

Find the NABARD Grade A syllabus details for Mains - Paper 1 (English-Descriptive) from the table below.

English Descriptive (Descriptive) Essay, Precis, Questions on the Precis/para, Report/Letter Writing

NABARD Grade A Mains - Paper 2 (Agriculture Syllabus)

The NABARD Grade A Mains - Paper 2 will consist of questions from the Agriculture domain. The complete syllabus for the NABARD Grade A Agriculture Officer is given in the table below.

1 Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, their sustainable management and conservation. Physical and social environment as factors of crop distribution and production. Agro ecology; cropping pattern as indicators of environments. Environmental pollution and associated hazards to crops, animals and humans. Climate change - International conventions and global initiatives. Green house effect and global warming. Advance tools for ecosystem analysis - Remote sensing (RS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
2 Cropping patterns in different agro-climatic zones of the country. Impact of highyielding and short- duration varieties on shifts in cropping patterns. Concepts of various cropping and farming systems.   Organic and Precision farming. Package of practices for production of important cereals, pulses, oil seeds, fibres, sugar, commercial and fodder crops.
3 Important features and scope of various types of forestry plantations such as social forestry, agro- forestry, and natural forests. Propagation of forest plants. Forest products. Agro forestry and value   addition. Conservation of forest flora and fauna.
4 Weeds, their characteristics, dissemination and association with various crops; their multiplications; cultural, biological, and chemical control of weeds. Soil- physical, chemical and biological properties. Processes and factors of soil formation. Soils of India. Mineral and organic constituents of soils and their role in maintaining soil productivity. Essential plant nutrients and other beneficial elements in soils and plants. Principles of soil fertility, soil testing and fertilizer recommendations, integrated nutrient management. Biofertilizers. Losses of nitrogen in soil, nitrogen-use efficiency in submerged rice soils, nitrogen fixation in soils. Efficient phosphorus and potassium use. Problem soils and their reclamation. Soil factors affecting greenhouse gas emission.
5 Soil conservation, integrated watershed management. Soil erosion and its management. Dry land   agriculture and its problems. Technology for stabilizing agriculture production in rain fed areas. Water- use efficiency in relation to crop production, criteria for scheduling irrigations, ways and means of   reducing runoff losses of irrigation water. Rainwater harvesting. Drip and sprinkler irrigation. Drainage of waterlogged soils, quality of irrigation water, effect of industrial effluents on soil and water pollution. Irrigation projects in India.
6 Farm management, scope, importance and characteristics, farm planning. Optimum resource use and budgeting. Economics of different types of farming systems. Marketing management - strategies for development, market intelligence. Price fluctuations and their cost; role of co-operatives in agricultural   economy; types and systems of farming and factors affecting them. Agricultural price policy. Crop Insurance.
7 Agricultural extension, its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programmes, socio- economic survey and status of big, small and marginal farmers and landless agricultural labourers. Training programmes for extension workers. Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra's (KVK) in dissemination of Agricultural technologies. Non Government Organization (NGO) and self-help group approach for rural development.
8 Cell structure, function and cell cycle. Synthesis, structure and function of genetic material. Laws of heredity. Chromosome structure, chromosomal aberrations, linkage and cross-over, and their significance in recombination breeding. Polyploidy, euploids and aneuploids. Mutations - and their role in crop improvement. Heritability, sterility and incompatibility, classification and their application in crop improvement. Cytoplasmic inheritance, sex-linked, sex-influenced and sex-limited characters.
9 History of plant breeding. Modes of reproduction, selfing and crossing techniques. Origin, evolution and domestication of crop plants, center of origin, law of homologous series, crop genetic resourcesconservation and utilization. Application of principles of plant breeding, improvement of crop plants. Molecular markers and their application in plant improvement. Pure-line selection, pedigree, mass and recurrent selections, combining ability, its significance in plant breeding. Heterosis and its exploitation. Somatic hybridization. Breeding for disease and pest resistance. Role of interspecific and intergeneric hybridization. Role of genetic engineering and biotechnology in crop improvement. Genetically modified crop plants.
10 Seed production and processing technologies. Seed certification, seed testing and storage. DNA finger printing and seed registration. Role of public and private sectors in seed production and marketing. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) issues, WTO issues and its impact on Agriculture.
11 Principles of Plant Physiology with reference to plant nutrition, absorption, translocation and metabolism of nutrients. Soil - water- plant relationship.
12 Enzymes and plant pigments; photosynthesis- modern concepts and factors affecting the process, aerobic and anaerobic respiration; C3, C4 and CAM mechanisms. Carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism. Growth and development; photoperiodism and vernalilzation. Plant growth substances and their role in crop production. Physiology of seed development and germination; dormancy. Stress physiology - draught, salt and water stress.
13 Major fruits, plantation crops, vegetables, spices and flower crops. Package practices of major horticultural crops. Protected cultivation and high tech horticulture. Post harvest technology and value addition of fruits and vegetables. Landscaping and commercial floriculture. Medicinal and aromatic plants. Role of fruits and vegetables in human nutrition.
14 Diagnosis of pests and diseases of field crops, vegetables, orchard and plantation crops and their economic importance. Classification of pests and diseases and their management. Integrated pest and disease management. Storage pests and their management. Biological control of pests and diseases. Epidemiology and forecasting of major crop pests and diseases. Plant quarantine measures. Pesticides, their formulation and modes of action.
15 Food production and consumption trends in India. Food security and growing population - vision 2020. Reasons for grain surplus. National and international food policies. Production, procurement, distribution constraints. Availability of food grains, per capita expenditure on food. Trends in poverty, Public Distribution System and Below Poverty Line population, Targeted Public Distribution System (PDS), policy implementation in context to globalization. Processing constraints. Relation of food production to National Dietary Guidelines and food consumption pattern. Food based dietary approaches to eliminate hunger. Nutrient deficiency - Micro nutrient deficiency : Protein Energy Malnutrition or Protein Calorie Malnutrition (PEM or PCM), Micro nutrient deficiency and HRD in context of work capacity of women and children. Food grain productivity and food security.

NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the exam, you must check your NABARD Grade A eligibility concerning Education Qualification, Age limit and other qualifications. 

NABARD Grade A Educational Criteria

For the NABARD Grade A Agriculture stream, you must possess the following educational qualifications mentioned in the table below.

StreamEducational Criteria
Agriculture Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate OR Post Graduate degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/ Agronomy) with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate from a recognized University / Institution.

NABARD Grade A Age Limit 

Besides the educational criteria, you also need to meet the NABARD Grade A age limit to be eligible for the NABARD Grade A exam. For the detailed NABARD Grade A Age limit, please look at the table below. 

PostAge Criteria (As on September 01, 2023)
NABARD Grade A The candidate must be between 21 and 30 years of age as on 01-09-2023, i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-09-1993 and not later than 01-09-2002

NABARD Grade A Age Relaxation

In case you belong to any of the reserved categories and seek age relaxation, you can apply for the exam through the reserved quota. You can get relaxation within the upper age limit. Please look at the table below for further details. 

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates 3 years
Ex-servicemen (including Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers) provided that the applicants have rendered at least five years continuous Military Service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year) 5 years
Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers who have completed their initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service but whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case, on selection, the Ministry of Defence issues certificates that they would be released within 03 months from the date of receipt of offer of appointment 5 years
Children/family members of victims died in the1984 riots 5 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWBD)
  • General–10 years
  • OBC–13 years
  • SC/ST–15 years

How to Apply Online for NABARD Grade A

The step-by-step process for the NABARD Grade A application process is given below.

  • Log on to the official website of NABARD, i.e.
  • Check out the ‘’ notices and look for the ‘Apply Online link.’
  • New registrants must click on the ‘Click here for New Registration’ tab and provide details such as full name, email ID and contact details.
  • Registrants will receive a Provisional Registration Number and Password
  • Use these login credentials to complete the form by providing the correct details
  • Validate the details by selecting the ‘Validate your details and ‘Save & Next button
  • Upload the documents (Photo & Signature), taking care of the specifications as mentioned below -
  • Guidelines for Uploading the Photograph
  • The dimensions of the photograph should lie between 200 x 230 pixels
  • The photograph must be clear and passport-size
  • The file size of the photograph should be between 20KB - 50 KB
  • Guidelines for Uploading the Signature
  • The signature should be clear and legible
  • The file size of the signature should be between 10KB- 20 KB. If it is below the limit or if it exceeds the mentioned limit, the application will be rejected.
  • The dimensions of the signature should lie between 140 x 60 pixels
  • Verify for the last time before ‘Final Submit
  • Select the ‘Payment’ tab to remit the application fee
  • Take a print of the application form and fee receipt for future use

NABARD Grade A Agriculture Application fee

After submitting the NABARD Grade A application form, you need to submit the required application fee. Please note that your application will not be considered complete until you pay the fees. You can pay the fees via online mode only, no other mode is available. The NABARD Grade A fee detail is as follows.

CategoryApplication FeeIntimation ChargesTotal Fees
For SC/ ST/ PWBD NIL Rs. 150 Rs.150
For all others 650 Rs. 150 Rs. 800
Staff * * *
*The fee/intimation charges paid by staff members will be reimbursed on submission of fee receipt only if you satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post. 

NABARD Grade A Agriculture Salary 

NABARD Grade A Agriculture Officer draws a starting basic pay of Rs 44500/ month. The PayScale is 44500-2500(4) -54500-2850(7) – 74450 –EB - 2850(4)- 85850-3300(1)-89150 (17 years).

Besides this, you will also be eligible for 

  • Dearness Allowance
  • Local Compensatory Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance and many more.

Further details about NABARD Grade A Salary is in the table below.

  • Basic salary - Rs. 44, 500/-
  • Scale of Rs. 44500 – 2500 (4) – 54500 – 2850 (7) – 74450 – EB – 2850 (4)– 85850 – 3300 (1) – 89150 (17 Years)
  • Initial monthly gross emoluments - Rs. 1,00,000/- approximately

NABARD Grade A Agriculture Job Profile 

NABARD is an apex institution and a regulator so you won't regret joining/working for NABARD. Office Timings’ of a NABARD Grade ‘A’ officer would be 9:30 AM to 5.30 PM, 5 days a week. The following will be your NABARD Grade A job profile once you start working as an Agriculture Officer.

  • Identifying and mapping resource potential under related sectors and sub-sectors of rural economy and SWOT analysis thereof, credit-linked planning, preparation of sectoral papers, State Focus Papers, etc. 
  • Meeting requests from client institutions, especially Banks and Government Departments, for periodic updating of techno-financial parameters and unit costs of various developmental activities. 
  • Provision of expert views, advisory services, consultancy, etc. to individual entrepreneurs, Corporates, Institutions, Government Departments, etc. seeking such advice. This may be in contexts of preparation of DPRs, standardization of techno-financial norms with specific reference to new agri-business ventures such as high-value agriculture, value chain financing, processing and value addition, organic farming, etc. 
  • Liaison with National / Regional Research Institutes to support their R&D interventions to develop solutions to field-level technical /operational problems and innovative technologies. 
  • Liaison with Line Departments of Central as well as State Governments, ICAR, and State Universities of related disciplines. 
  • Advisory services at the District/State/National level in the operationalization of several Government-sponsored schemes pertaining to related disciplines.
  • Representation on various technical committees/ sub-groups constituted by State / National Level institutions etc. towards policy advocacy. 
  • Provision, and simultaneous internal capacity building, in the emerging areas of NABARD’s interest and projects being implemented by NABARD requiring specializations/expertise from a related discipline.
  • Miscellaneous areas – suggestions/advice for effective policy formulations and business plans, Appraisal & Monitoring of proposals having NABARD’s interest and/or involvement. Documentation of Success Stories and dissemination technology for replication. Any support related to technical discipline sought from time to time

NABARD Grade A Career Growth

You will get promoted to the Manager post after going through departmental exams and interviews. The hierarchy of posts right from the post of NABARD Grade A Assistant Manager is as follows. 

  • Director 
  • Executive Director 
  • Chief General Manager
  • General Manager
  • Deputy General Manager
  • Assistant General Manager 
  • Grade B ( Manager)
  • Grade A ( Assistant Manager) ← You are here

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NABARD Grade A Agriculture Exam Dates

NABARD Grade A notification is an excellent opportunity for every aspirant who wants to make a career in the government sector. Refer to the table below for more details on the NABARD Grade A exam schedule.

NABARD Grade A Exam Dates 2023

EventsExam Dates
Online Registration and Payment of Online Fees/Intimation Charges September 02, 2023 and September 23, 2023
NABARD Grade A Phase I (Preliminary) Admit Card 2023 October 2023
NABARD Grade A Phase I (Preliminary) – Online Examination October 16, 2023 (Tentatively)
NABARD Grade A Phase II (Mains) Admit Card 2023 To be notified later
NABARD Grade A Phase 2 (Mains) Exam Date 2023 To be notified later
NABARD Grade A Interview Date 2023 To be notified later
NABARD Grade A Final Result 2023 To be notified later

NABARD Grade A Agriculture Vacancy

NABARD Grade A recruitment notification 2023 was released recently. However, no vacancies were announced for the Agriculture officer post for this year. In 2022 also the NABARD Grade A notification 2022 had no vacancy for an Agriculture Officer. However, Agriculture stream candidates could still apply for NABARD Grade A under the Land Development / Soil Science post. This post had overall 3 vacancies. The detailed category-wise breakdown of NABARD Grade A Land Development / Soil Science post vacancies is mentioned in the table below. 

POST / DISCIPLINENo. of Vacancies
Land Development/ Soil Science 1 1 - - 1 3

NABARD Grade A Agriculture Books

Books can make or break your preparation. To become an Agriculture officer in NABARD, you should collect the best books available for the NABARD Grade A Agriculture exam. To assist you with this, we have compiled a list of books for Agriculture. Please refer to the table below for a detailed list of NABARD Grade A Agriculture books

Economic and Social Issues Indian Economy Uma Kapila or Mishra Puri
Indian Economy Ramesh Singh
Indian Social System Ram Ahuja / Rawat Publications
Agriculture  Agriculture at a Glance R K Sharma and S K Bhoi
Rural Development GPH Panel of  Experts
Fundamental Of Agriculture Vol 1 Arun Katyan
Fundamental Of Agriculture Vol 2 Arun Katyan
A Competitive Book of Agriculture Nem Raj Sunda
Any Objective Book Arihant etc.
Quantitative Aptitude Quicker Mathematics BSC Publications
Quantitative Aptitude RS Agarwal
Class Notes SS Bharti
Reasoning Ability A modern approach to verbal & Non-verbal reasoning R.S. Aggarwal
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning S.Chand
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Arihant Publication
English Language English Grammar Wren & Martin
Made Easy for English Norman Lewis
Descriptive General English SP Bakshi
Computer Awareness Objective Computer Awareness Arihant
General Awareness Lucent GK Knowledge Lucent Publication
Current Affairs BeePedia ixambee

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NABARD Grade A Agriculture Blogs

Refer to the below-mentioned blogs to enhance your NABARD Grade A Agriculture exam preparation. These will help you in collecting some useful information about the NABARD Grade A exam. 

KVK – Krishi Vigyan Kendra

Full-Form of NABARD with All Details

List of Agricultural Organisations in India – Important for NABARD Grade A exam

Introduction to Seed Science: Important Topic for NABARD Grade A 

All about ZBNF in detail

NABARD Grade A Agriculture Previous Year Cut-off

Previous year cut-offs play a vital role in the preparation of any examination. You can check out the previous year's cut-off for the NABARD Grade-A Agriculture and Land Development / Soil Science exam for all categories below.

NABARD Grade A 2021 Cut Off -Prelims

General 44.00 41.50 45.75 31.75 53.50 14.25 37.50 38.75 12.75
Agriculture 31.50 28.00 40.75 29.00 46.25
Agriculture Engineering 15.50 - 16.00 - 40.00
Fisheries 23.00 -- 19.25 22.00
Animal Husbandry 21.00 21.00 27.25
Forestry 30.50 27.00
Plantation/ Horticulture 14.75 21.50 24.75
Land Development/ Soil Science 18.75 20.75
Water Resources 15.50 36.25
Finance 8.75 11.75 8.25 16.75
Computer/ Information Technology 9.25 8.50 19.75 26.25
Rajbhasha 10.25 - 23.50 22.50 -- --

NABARD Grade A 2021 Cut Off -Prelims (Section wise)

CategoryQualifying SectionMerit Section
Unreserved and EWS 3.75 11.25 3.25 5.00 1.25 3.00 4.50 6.50
OBC, ST, SC, PWBD 1.25 7.50 2.00 2.50 1.00 1.75 1.00 3.00

NABARD Grade A 2021 Cut Off -Mains

General 109.67 109.83 114.08 115.50 118.42
Agriculture 116.83 116.75 124.67 122.33 127.92
Agriculture Engineering 121.00 -- 127.33 -- 129.58
Animal Husbandry 107-83 -- 120 114.92 134.50
Fisheries 100.33 -- 104.33 -- 117.08
Forestry 107.42 -- -- -- 120.25
Plantation/ Horticulture 97.83 -- 110.83 90.75 112.67
Land Development/ Soil Science -- -- 123.75 -- 130.08
Water Resources -- -- 89.92 -- 121.75
Finance 91.83 93.75 105.17 94.67 113.33
Computer/ Information Technology 98.33 Considered under 
UR Category
109.25 103.00 112.58
Rajbhasha 96 No candidate 
Considered under 
UR Category
No candidate 

NABARD Grade A Agriculture Exam Admit Card

NABARD Grade A exam admit card will be released a few days prior to the exam. You can download your call letter through, i.e. Registration Number and Password/Date of Birth. Please note that no hard copy of the NABARD Grade A call letter/ Information Handout will be sent by post/ courier. Also, separate call letters for both Online Preliminary and Online Main examinations and interviews will be released by NABARD. 

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The NABARD Grade A 2023 exam will be in ONLINE mode.
Yes, to clear any stage of NABARD Grade A, you need to secure the overall as well as the sectional cut off.
To apply for the NABARD Grade A exam, you need to possess a bachelor degree in Agriculture with a minimum of 60% marks. For SC/ST/PWBD applicants, the minimum score must be 55% marks.
Yes you can apply under General Stream or you can go for Land Development / Soil Science stream. You are eligible for both.
In such case all the complaints should be made at “Candidate Grievance Lodging and Redressal Mechanism” on the link Also mention “NABARD Officer – Grade ‘A’ (RDBS) – DR” in the email subject.

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