NABARD Grade A

NABARD Grade A Highlights 2021

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is an apex development financial institution in India headquartered in Mumbai with regional offices all over India. The Bank has been entrusted with "matters concerning policy, planning, and operations in the field of credit for agriculture and other economic activities in rural areas in India". Every year NABARD releases vacancies for various categories. NABARD Grade A Recruitment notification is a golden opportunity for the candidates who are looking for an aspiring job in Agriculture and Rural Development areas. Given below are some major highlights of the NABARD Grade A Exam.

NABARD Grade A Highlights 2021

Conducting AuthorityNational Bank For Agriculture and Rural Development
NABARD Website www.nabard.org
Name of the Posts Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’
(RDBS, Legal and Rajbhasa Service)
Mode of application Online
Stages of Exam Three Stages-
  • Phase 1- Preliminary Exam
  • Phase 2- Mains Exam
  • Phase 3- Personal Interview
Maximum Marks and Time duration
  • Phase 1- 200 marks, 2 hours
  • Phase 2-
    • • Paper 1- 100 marks, 1 hour 30 minutes
    • • Paper 2- 100 marks, 1 hour 30 minutes
Opening Date for Submission of Online To be notified later
Closing Date for Submission of Online To be notified later
NABARD Grade A Phase 1 Exam Date To be notified later
NABARD Grade A Phase 1 Examination Result To be notified later
NABARD Grade A Phase 2 Exam Date To be notified later
Total number of vacancies To be notified later

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NABARD Grade A Notification 2021

NABARD Grade A notification 2021 is expected in the upcoming months for vacancies under various categories like Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) Legal Services, and Rajbhasha Services. In order to apply for RDBS, there are a number of posts/discipline mentioned in the official notification and those are as follows- General, General Agriculture, Agriculture Engineering, Food/ Dairy Processing, Land Development – Soil Science Environmental Engg/Sciences, Agriculture Marketing/Agribusiness Management, Geo-Informatics, Agriculture Economics/Economics, Information Technology, Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary, Finance, Human Resource Management and Statistics. 

You can check the educational criteria for each of the posts under the eligibility criteria section.   

All the information related to NABARD Grade A 2021 will be updated here as soon as the notification releases. You can enroll to our NABARD Grade A Online Course 2021 curated as per the latest pattern. 

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021

An exam notification is always followed by some nervousness, excitement, fear of failure, panic, etc. To prevent oneself from experiencing all these, you need to ensure that you are well informed and well aware of all the subjects/topics that are expected to be asked in the NABARD Grade A 2021 exam. Knowing the NABARD Grade A syllabus with each and every detail of it is the main step of your preparation that would kick-start your preparation on a strong note for the exam.

NABARD Grade A Prelims Syllabus

NABARD Grade A syllabus for the Preliminary exam is the first stage that you need to qualify to reach further. The NABARD Grade A Preliminary exam consists of different sections with a different number of questions so the NABARD Grade A syllabus for each section is mentioned below.

SectionTopics
General Awareness Current Affairs – National & International, Budget, Awards and Honours, Important Days, International & National Organizations, Sports, Books and Authors, Science – Inventions & Discoveries, Countries & Capitals
English Language Error Spotting, Sentence Rearrangement, Reading Comprehension, Passages, Synonyms, Idioms & Phrases
Quantitative Aptitude Data Interpretation, Inequalities, Number Series, Approximation and Simplification, Data Sufficiency, HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Permutation and Combination, Mensuration, Average, Ratio and Proportion
Reasoning Puzzles, Seating Arrangements, Direction Sense, Blood Relations, Syllogisms, Order and Ranking, Coding-Decoding, Machine Input-Output, Inequalities, Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series, Data Sufficiency, Number System and Conversions, Logical Reasoning
Computer Knowledge Computer Languages, Basic Hardware and Software, History of Computer, Devices, Viruses and Hacking, MS Office, Networking, DBMS

Other than the sections mentioned above, Economic and Social issues and Agriculture and Rural Development will also be asked. To know the detailed syllabus of both sections, please click here.

NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Mains

NABARD Grade A second stage is the Mains exam. NABARD Grade A 2021 Mains exam consists of two papers only - General English (Descriptive) and an objective MCQ. For the general stream topics from Agriculture & Rural Development, and Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) are covered. For the specialized posts, questions will pertain to your field. The detailed NABARD Grade A syllabus for each section is given in the table below.

NABARD Grade A Mains Syllabus: Paper 1

Paper 1 of NABARD Grade A 2021 Mains will be of English Language which is descriptive type in online mode. The detailed NABARD Grade A syllabus is given below.

SectionTopics
English (Writing Skills) Formal letter, Informal letter, Report writing, Notice writing, Email writing, Letter to the editor, Enquiry letter, Essay writing

NABARD Grade A Mains Syllabus: Paper 2

Before you commence the preparation for the NABARD Grade A 2021 exam, it is extremely important to be aware of the complete NABARD Grade A syllabus. The complete syllabus of NABARD Grade A 2021 will be mentioned in the official notification also. You can also go through the detailed syllabus mentioned below.

NABARD Grade A   Mains Syllabus (Rural Development and Banking Services)

NABARD Grade A 2021 Mains (RDBS) Paper 2  General consists of two parts. Part one will contain questions from Economic and Social Issues and another part will have questions from Agriculture and Rural Development (focus on Rural India). The detailed NABARD Grade A syllabus is given below.

NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Economic & Social Issues

SectionTopics
Economic & Social Issues Nature of Indian Economy - Structural and Institutional features - Economic underdevelopment - Opening up the Indian Economy - Globalisation - Economic Reforms in India - Privatisation. Inflation - Trends in Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual Income. Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India - Rural and Urban - Measurement of Poverty - Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government. 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. Industry - Industrial and Labour Policy - Industrial performance - Regional Imbalance in India's Industrial Development - Public Sector Enterprises. Rural banking and financial institutions in India - Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector. Globalisation of Economy - Role of International Funding Institutions - IMF & World Bank - WTO - Regional Economic Co-operation. Social Structure in India - Multiculturalism - Demographic trends - Urbanisation and Migration - Gender Issues Joint family system - Social Infrastructure - Education - Health and Environment. Education - Status & System of Education - Socio -Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy - Educational relevance and educational wastage - Educational Policy for India. Social Justice: Problems of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes - socio-economic programmes for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other backward classes. Positive Discrimination in favour of the under privileged - Social Movements - Indian Political Systems - Human Development. Current Economic & Social Issues.

NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Agriculture and Rural Development

SectionTopics
Agriculture
  • 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, fertilizers, 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. Complimentary 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 2017. 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, Green House 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.
Rural Development
  • Rural Area: Concept of Rural Area, Structure of the Indian Rural EconomyImportance and role of the rural sector in India- Economic, Social and Demographic Characteristics of the Indian rural economy, causes of Rural Backwardness
  • Rural population in India: Occupational structure, Farmers, Agricultural Labourers, Artisans, Handicrafts, Traders, Forest dwellers/tribes and others in rural India- Trends of change in rural population and rural workforce; problems and conditions of rural labour; Issues and challenges in Handlooms
  • Panchayati Raj Institutions: Functions and Working. MGNREGA, NRLM – Aajeevika, Rural Drinking water Programmes, Swachh Bharat, Rural Housing, PURA and other rural development programmes

NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Information Technology (RDBS)

NABARD Grade A  syllabus for Information Technology in detail is provided in the table below. 

SectionTopics
Information Technology Introduction to Software, Data Structure through ‘C’ and ‘PASCAL’, Elements of Systems Analysis and Design, Numerical and Statistical Computing, Data Communication and Networks, Computer Architecture, Object Oriented Systems, Computer Fundamentals, File Structure and Programming in COBOL, Database Management Systems, Software Engineering, Accounting and Finance on Computers, Operating Systems, Intelligent Systems, Relational Database, Management Systems

NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Legal Services

Apart from Paper 1 which is common for all the streams, a paper on related discipline will take place in the NABARD Grade A Mains examination. A detailed syllabus on legal services is provided in the table below. 

SectionTopics
Legal Service The paper will be based on proficiency in interpreting various Laws viz., Banking, Negotiable Instruments, Company, Industrial and Cooperative Laws, Cyber laws, Commerce/Property transactions, Rural non-life insurance, direct financing, staff matters, and good experience in drafting various types of documents.

NABARD Grade-A Exam Pattern 2021

The ‘NABARD Grade A’ notification is one of the most awaited exams of all times. NABARD tests its candidates through a fair pattern and it is a process consisting of  3 phases where you need to qualify in each of these phases step-by-step to be able to reach the final destination. The ‘NABARD Grade A’ exam tests you on various parameters examining your skills with respect to various subjects. You need to qualify in the first phase to be able to appear in the second phase. A minimum cut-off would be declared on the basis of which the selection would be made and those who manage equal or more than the cut-off score will get a seat in the second phase and then subsequently in the third phase. The structure of the NABARD Grade A exam pattern as expected to be is as follows:

Phase 1 Preliminary Examination (Online Exam)
Phase 2 Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive pattern
Phase 3 Interview

NABARD Grade A Phase 1 Exam Pattern 2021

The NABARD Grade A exam 2021 is going to be an objective type test, that will test you on the basis of your knowledge and skills in various subjects like - Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness, Economic and Social Issues, English Language, Agriculture & Rural Development. The main motive of the examiner is to test how well you can perform in all the different sections, maintaining the speed & time simultaneously. The details of the NABARD Grade A Phase 1 exam pattern is as follows:

Test NameNo. Of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 20 20 Composite time of 120 minutes
Reasoning Ability 20 20
Computer Knowledge 20 20
General Awareness 20 20
English Language 40 40
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 Phase 2 Exam Pattern 2021

NABARD Grade A 2021 Phase 2 exam is a bit different than Phase 1 with respect to the number of sections/phases. Phase 2 itself consists of two different papers with individual timings of 90 minutes each, where the exam pattern is a bit different than Phase 1. Phase 2 has General English in the descriptive format whereas the other paper is of objective type as in Phase 1, except that here both the sections hold equal marks and have equal time allocated to them. Paper 2 will contain questions from Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development with special stress on Rural India for General post and for all other specific posts Paper 2 will be based on respective discipline. The NABARD Grade A Phase 2 pattern is given below.

ExamName of TestMaximum MarksDuration
Paper 1 (Common for all posts/Discipline) General English (Descriptive - writing skills - online through keyboard. The paper will have descriptive questions) 100 1 hours and 30 mintues (90 Minutes)
Paper 2 for Grade A (RDBS)- General, Information Technology, and others For General Post:
  • Economic & Social Issues
  • Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)
For other posts: Paper on related discipline. (Head to the syllabus part to know in detail)
100 1 hours and 30 mintues (90 Minutes)
Paper 2 for Grade A Rajbhasha The paper will have multiple-choice questions (Proficiency in Hindi including Translation from English to Hindi and Vice versa. The analytical and drafting ability of the candidate shall also be assessed from the descriptive paper). 100 1 hours and 30 mintues (90 Minutes)
Paper 2 for Grade A (Legal Services) The paper will have multiple-choice questions. Questions will be asked on relevant discipline. 100 1 hours and 30 mintues (90 Minutes)

 

NABARD Grade A Exam Dates 2021

The  NABARD Grade A 2021 notification will have all the details regarding the exam date for Phase 1, Preliminary exam, and Phase 2,  Mains, and other important dates related to the exam. NABARD Grade A notification 2021 is not out yet.  As soon as the notification releases, exam dates of NABARD Grade A 2021 will be provided in the table below.

NABARD Grade A Exam Dates 2021

EventsExam Dates
Online Registration and Payment of Online Fees/Intimation Charges To be notified later
Last date for submission of NABARD Grade A Online Applications To be notified later
Download of Phase 1 (Preliminary Exam) Admission Letters To be notified later
NABARD Grade A Phase 1 Date (Preliminary Exam) To be notified later
NABARD Grade A Phase 1 result Declared (Preliminary Exam) To be notified later
NABARD Grade A Phase 2 Date (Mains Exam) To be notified later
NABARD Grade A Mains Result Declaration Date To be notified later
Selection of Centre for Interview To be notified later
NABARD Grade A Interview Dates To be notified later

NABARD Grade A Salary 2021

One of the reasons behind choosing any kind of job is the reward that you will get after serving in any job position from the monetary aspect. Rewards may largely include other allowances, perks and benefits also, but the main thing is the salary that is received at hand. NABARD can be counted among the best paying jobs in India.

NABARD Grade A’  basic salary is Rs, 28,150 per month in the scale of 28150-1550(4) -34350-1750(7) – 46600 –EB - 1750(4)- 53600-2000(1)-55600 applicable to Officers in Grade 'A' and you will be eligible for Dearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance, and Grade Allowance as per the rules in force from time to time. At present, initial monthly gross emoluments are approximately Rs. 62,600. 

PostSalary
NABARD Grade A
  • Basic salary - Rs, 28,150
  • Scale of 28150-1550(4)-34350-1750(7)–46600–EB-1750(4)-53600-2000(1)-55600
  • Approximately Rs. 62,600

NABARD Grade A Job Profile

NABARD Grade A officer enjoys a comfortable work profile as compared to other jobs. Needless to say that NABARD is an apex institution and a regulator so you won't regret joining/working for NABARD. The perks and remunerations are on par with RBI. After a good amount of experience as a manager, you might (or might not) get a district-level posting as a DDM (District Development Manager). Office-cum-residence to a District Development Manager is provided by the NABARD itself. ‘Office Timings’ of a NABARD Grade ‘A’ officer would be: 9:30 AM to 5.30 PM, 5 days a week.

S.No.Technical DisciplinesSkill –sets /Nature of Work
1 Information Technology Security /Analytics /Database Administration /Application Development/ Networking /Server Management and related fields/ Database Analysis (MySQL, Oracle, MSSQL).
2 Finance, CA and CS Treasury Management /Risk management/Handling of regulatory and/or statutory compliances for public issues, retail bonds, etc.
3 Agriculture, Agriculture, Engineering, Agriculture Info., Animal Husbandry, Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Computer and Information Tech., Economics, Electrical, Engineering, Electronics & Communications, Environment Engineering, Fisheries, Food Processing, Forestry, Geo. Informatics, Horticulture, LD - Soil Sci., Social Work/Audit, Minor Irrigation/Water Resources
  • Identifying and mapping of 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 technofinancial 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, standardisation of techno-financial norms with specific reference to new agribusiness 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 District/State/National level in 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 specialisations / expertise from 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 Vacancy 2021

NABARD has not released the notification for NABARD Grade A 2021. The vacancies for NABARD Grade A 2021 will be updated here as soon as the notification releases. You can find the NABARD Grade A 2020 distribution of the vacancies category wise here in the table. Please look at the table below. 

Sr. No.POST / DISCIPLINENo. of Vacancies
URSCSTOBCEWSTOTALPWBD
I Assistant Manager (RDBS)
1 General 26 10 5 19 9 69 4
2 General Agriculture 1 - 1 1 1 4
3 Agriculture Engineering 1 1 - 1 - 3
4 Food/ Dairy Processing 1 - 1 1 - 3
5 Land Development – Soil Science 1 1 1 - - 3
6 Environmental Engg/Sciences 1 1 1 1 - 4
7 Agriculture Marketing/Agri business Management 1 - - 1 - 2
8 Geo Informatics 1 - - 1 - 2
9 Agriculture Economics/Economics 2 1 - 1 1 5
10 Information Technology 3 2 2 3 2 12
11 Chartered Accountant 3 1 1 2 1 8
12 Company Secretary 1 1 - 1 - 3
13 Finance 7 1 1 6 1 16
14 Human Resource Management 1 - - 1 1 3
15 Statistics 1 - - 1 - 2
Total 51 19 13 40 16 139 4
II Assistant Manager(Rajbhasha) 6 1 1 - - 8 1
III Assistant Manager (Legal) 1 1 1 - - 3  
Total 58 21 15 40 16 150 5

NABARD Grade A Marking Scheme

NABARD Grade A is a tough level examination and it also consists of variable marking in the tests. Some of the questions carry 1 mark and some of the questions carry 2 marks. The negative marking for the questions will also be applied differently. The questions carrying 1 mark will have a negative marking of 0.25 marks and the questions carrying 2 marks will have a negative marking of 0.50 marks. The marking scheme for NABARD Grade A and penalty for wrong answers is as follows:

NABARD Grade A Marking Scheme

QuestionsNumber of Marks
For correct answers 1 Mark or 2 Marks
For wrong answers For 1 Mark question: Negative Marking of 0.25 Marks
For 2 Mark question: Negative Marking of 0.50 Marks 
For not attempted 0 (no marks)

NABARD GRADE A Exam Language

Both the Objective and Descriptive test of NABARD Grade A 2021 exam will be conducted online. Kindly note, all questions (in both Preliminary and Main Examination, except the Test of English), are available bilingually in English and Hindi.

NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria 2021

The first important step while filling the NABARD Grade A 2021 application form should be to ensure whether you are eligible to appear for the exam or not and if you fulfill all the requirements of the specific job position. So, before moving on to the other exam details, it is extremely necessary to gather all the details related to the eligibility criteria as specified below.

You need to follow certain educational criteria that will be mentioned in the NABARD Grade A notification 2021. Details for NABARD Grade A eligibility criteria can be inferred from the table given below:

NABARD Grade A Educational Criteria - (RDBS)

StreamEducational Criteria
General:

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate or Ph.D. OR

Chartered Accountant /Cost Accountant / Company Secretary with Bachelor's degree OR

Two year full time P.G. Diploma in Management / full time MBA degree from Institutions recognized by GOI / UGC with Bachelor's Degree in any discipline.

General Agriculture: Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with 50% marks (ST/PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/ Agronomy) with a minimum of 50% marks (ST/PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate from a recognised University / Institution.
Agriculture Engineering: Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Engineering with 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate or Post graduate degree in Agriculture Engineering with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate from a recognised University / Institution.
Food/Dairy Processing : Bachelor’s degree in Food Processing /Food Technology/ Dairy Sciences and /or Dairy Technology with 50% marks (ST/PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate or Post graduate degree in Food Processing /Food Technology/ Dairy Sciences and /or Dairy Technology with 50% marks (ST/PWBD applicants - 45%)in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.
Land Development-Soil Science: Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate from a recognised University / Institution.
Environmental Engg/Sciences : Bachelor’s degree with Environmental Science / Environmental Engineering with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate or Post graduate degree in Environmental Engineering or Environmental Science with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.
Agriculture marketing/Agri.Business Management : Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Marketing/ Agriculture Business Management with 50% marks (PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate or Two years full time Post Graduate Degree/ Post Graduate Diploma/MBA in Agriculture Marketing/ Agriculture Business Management with a minimum of 50% marks (PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate from a recognised University / Institution.
Geo Informatics: BE/B.Tech/BSC degree in Geoinformatics with 50% marks (PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate or ME/M.Tech/MSC degree in Geoinformatics with a minimum of 50% marks (PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate from a recognized university.
Agricultural Economics/Economics: Bachelor’s Degree with Economics/Agriculture Economics with 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Economics/Agriculture Economics with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate from a recognized university. %) in aggregate.
Information Technology: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer Applications/Information Technology with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate or a post graduate degree Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer Applications/Information Technology with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate from a recognised university.
Chartered Accountant: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Institution with Membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The Membership of ICAI must have been obtained on or before 01-01-2020.
Company Secretary: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with Associate membership of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). The Membership of ICSI must have been obtained on or before 01-01-2020.
Finance: BBA (Finance/Banking) / BMS (Finance/Banking) with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 45%) OR Two years full time P.G. Diploma in Management (Finance) / Full time MBA (Finance) degree from Institutions / Universities recognised by GoI /UGC OR Bachelor of Financial and Investment Analysis with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 45%)
Human Resource Management: BBA (Human Resource Management)/ BBM (Human Resource Management)/ BMS ((Human Resource Management) with 50% marks (PWBD applicants - 45%) OR Two years full time P.G. Diploma in Management in HRM/HR / Full time MBA degree in HRM/ HR from recognised University / Institute.
Statistics: Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics with 50% marks (PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Statistics with a minimum of 50% marks (PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate from a recognized university

NABARD Grade A Educational Criteria - (RAJBHASHA)

StreamEducational Criteria
Rajbhasha:

Bachelor's Degree from a recognised university in English/Hindi medium with Hindi and English as a compulsory or elective subject with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWBD) in the aggregate OR

Bachelor's Degree with Hindi and English as main subjects with a minimum of 50% marks (pass marks for SC/ST/PWBD) in the aggregate. Candidate must be able to translate from English to Hindi and vice/versa. OR

Post Graduate Degree from a recognised university in Hindi with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWBD) in the aggregate and English as a compulsory/elective subject at Graduation level OR

Post Graduate Degree in English with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWBD) and Hindi as a main subject at Graduation level. Candidate must be able to translate from English to Hindi and vice/versa.

NABARD Grade A Educational Criteria - (Legal Service)

StreamEducational Criteria
Legal Service: Bachelor’s Degree in Law recognized by Bar Council of India for the purpose of enrolment as an Advocate with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST applicants - 45%) or equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters/years OR LLM Degree with a minimum of 45% (SC/ST applicants - 40%) or equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters/years.

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NABARD GRADE A Age Criteria

Apart from the usual educational criteria that you need to follow, fulfilling the age criteria is equally important. NABARD specifies the age criteria for the Grade A post, which can be inferred below.  The NABARD Grade A notification 2021 will have all the details related to the age criteria. The age criteria remain the same. For all the latest updates keep visiting the page.

  • Minimum Age: 21 years
  • Maximum Age: 30 years

PostAge Criteria
NABARD Grade A The candidate must be between 21 and 30 years of age as on 01-01-2020, i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1990 and not later than 01-01-1999

NABARD Grade A 2021: How To Apply Online

The online application is the first step in an examination process, once the notification of any exam gets released. You should not wait for the last date to apply for the NABARD Grade A recruitment to avoid any last-minute rush. Application for NABARD Grade A 2021 will start as soon as the notification releases. NABARD Grade A 2021 Step by Step Application Process is as follows-

  • Log on to the official website of NABARD, i.e. www.nabard.org
  • Check out the ‘nabard.org/career’ 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 correct details
  • Validate the details by selecting ‘Validate your details’ and ‘Save & Next’ button
  • Upload the documents (Photo & Signature) taking care of the specifications
  • Verify for the last time before ‘Final Submit’
  • Select ‘Payment’ tab to remit the application fee
  • Take print of the application form and fee receipt for future use

NABARD Grade A Application Fee

The online application process for NABARD Grade A 2021 will not be considered complete until you pay the fees. You are required to pay the fees in online mode. The fee details according to the various categories are as follows:

CategoryFees
For SC/ ST/ PWBD Rs.150
For all others Rs. 800
Staff *

* - All employees of NABARD who satisfy the educational qualification criteria are eligible to apply for NABARD Grade A 2021. These staff employees are required to pay fee/intimation charges as indicated at the time of online application and this fee will be reimbursed to those Staff Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post.

NABARD GRADE A EXAM CENTRES

Various exam centres are allocated for the examination, all over India in different states. Once you choose your respective exam centre, no request to change it will be entertained at a later stage. NABARD reserves the right to cancel any of the centres or add new at its discretion. It also reserves the right to allocate any exam centre other than the one opted by you. The examination centre for NABARD Grade A 2021 Prelims and Mains will be different so you should be very careful while selecting the examination centre.

NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Centres

The examination centre of NABARD Grade A Prelims will be all over India so you must choose the centre very wisely. The expected list of the centre is given below:

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

NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Centres

NABARD Grade A Mains or Phase 2 exam centre will be different from Prelims. NABARD Grade A Mains exam will be held in selected cities and the expected list for the same is given below:

S.No.Exam CentresS.No.Exam Centres
1 Ahmedabad / Gandhinagar 12 Lucknow
2 Bangalore 13 Mumbai / Navi Mumbai / Thane
3 Bhopal 14 Delhi - NCR
4 Bhubaneshwar 15 Patna
5 Chandigarh - Mohali 16 Pune
6 Chennai 17 Raipur
7 Guwahati 18 Ranchi
8 Hyderabad 19 Shillong
9 Jaipur 20 Thiruvananthapuram
10 Jammu 21 Srinagar
11 Kolkata  


NABARD Grade A Admit Card 2021

Once the application process is completed, all details related to the centre of examination, venue address, date and time for both Online Preliminary and Online Main examinations and interview shall be intimated in the NABARD Grade A ‘call letter’. You will be required to download your call letter from the authorised website by entering your details i.e. Registration Number and Password/Date of Birth. No hard copy of the NABARD Grade A 2021 call letter/ Information Handout etc. will be sent by post/ courier.

NABARD Grade A Previous Year Cut Off

Preparing for NABARD Grade A 2021 involves not only deep study and practice but also gathering details regarding the pattern of the examination through all the years. Scanning the pattern of previous examinations will help to a great extent in your preparation process. Thus, knowing the NABARD Grade A previous year cut-off is an important detail that gives a complete idea of what to expect in 2021 and how much effort should you be putting in to reach close to that score and maybe more. The NABARD Grade A 2020 cut off is as follows:

Previous year cut off not only help you to plan your strategy but at the same time give a general idea of what can be the safe attempt. You need to clear the sectional as well as an overall cut-off to get into the merit list.

Nabard Garde A 2020 Cut Off - (Discipline, Category Wise) Applied on Total

DisciplineCategoryPWBD
SCSTOBCEWSURCategory-BCategory-CCategory-ACategory-E
AM (RDBS)
General 116.75 115.25 117.00 117.00 126.00 91.00 - 110.00 NA
General Agriculture - 100.00 112.00 103.50 117.75
Agriculture Engineering 101.00 - 108.50 - 125.25
Food/ Dairy Processing - 84.50 106.25 - 119.50
Land Development – Soil Science 107.00 82.00 - - 117.50
Environmental Engg/Sciences 107.25 101.50 114.75 - 124.75
Agriculture Marketing/Agri business Management - - 105.00 - 110.00
Geo Informatics - - 93.00 - 103.00
Agriculture Economics/Economics 129.00 - 137.00 123.25 145.75
Information Technology 102.50 100.50 97.25 93.75 113.75
Chartered Accountant 97.25 - 102.75 97.75 110.50
Company Secretary 106.75 - 99.25 - 119.50
Finance 109.50 102.25 103.25 100.75 122.50
Human Resource Management - - 116.25 105.50 139.25
Statistics - - 108.25 - 122.00
AM (Rajbhasha) 119.75 98.75 - - 131.50 - 110.50 - -
AM (Legal) 114.00 89.75 - - 121.50 - - - -

Nabard Garde A 2020 Cut Off - (Discipline, Category Wise) Applied on Objective test and Descriptive Paper

CategorySC, ST, OBC, PWBDEWS & Unreserved
General 41.75 46.00
General Agriculture 16.25 24.00
Agriculture Engineering 22.75 31.25
Food/ Dairy Processing 40.25 44.50
Land Development – Soil Science 35.25 39.75
Environmental Engg/Sciences 28.25 35.50
Agriculture Marketing/Agri business Management 31.75 36.00
Geo Informatics 24.25 29.25
Agriculture Economics/ Economics 56.25 60.75
Information Technology 23.50 29.25
Chartered Accountant 33.75 38.00
Company Secretary 31.75 37.25
Finance 31.50 39.50
Human Resource Management 45.50 52.00
Statistics 18.25 30.75
Rajbhasha 51.25 57.50
Legal 27.50 33.50

NABARD Grade A Prelims Cut Off 2020: (Test and Category wise)

DisciplineCategory
SCSTOBCEWSURHILDMD
General 108.25 107.20 119.00 110.00 131.25 63.75 91.00 42.25
Animal Husbandry/ Dairy Technology 30.25 63.25 64.75
Economics & Agricultural Economics 64.25 65.50 76.50 73.25 103.25
Environment 46.75 33.25 72.25 95.75
Food Processing 40.25 68.25 89.75
Forestry 46.25 56.25 80.50
Finance 52.25 23.75 36.00 62.00 96.00
Land Development – Soil Science 93.25 103.75
Plantation & Horticulture 59.75 70.50

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NABARD GRADE A Online Coaching 2021

The decision to apply and prepare for a particular examination is always a calculated move by any serious aspirant. A serious aspirant would always move step-by-step to make sure that no stone is left unturned in the preparation process. Therefore, the most important thing in an exam preparation would be appropriate guidance to walk you through the way of success.

Considering this important requirement of all aspirants, ixamBee has brought together a comprehensive ‘Online Learning Course- ‘NABARD Online Course’ for the preparation of the NABARD Grade ‘A’ 2020 Exam. This extremely helpful and precise ‘Online Course’ is designed by Mr. Chandraprakash Joshi (ex-RBI GR B, MBA-Finance, PhD) and Ms. Arunima Sinha (Coach for Banking exams for 6 years, Ex-Manager SIDBI, Ex-Bank PO). The course contains:

NABARD Grade A Phase 1 or Prelims

This is the first stage to qualify and the details of the online course provided is as follows:

  • 470+ Video lessons on different topics of all the seven sections of NABARD Grade A Phase 1 Exam..
  • 270+ Study Notes to ease learning.
  • Approx. 6000+ Practice Questions in the form of video lesson, Section tests, and Mock Tests.
  • 10 section tests for each of the subjects.
  • 15 Full-Length Mock Tests based on exact exam pattern and difficulty level.

NABARD Grade A Phase 2 or Mains

This is the second stage after NABARD Grade B Phase 1 is over. This Phase will play a major role in deciding your fate for further stage. The details of the course is as follows:

  • 230+ Video lessons on different topics of NABARD – Grade A Phase-2 Exam.
  • 230+ Study Notes wherever required to supplement or ease learning.
  • 4000+ Practice Questions to clear concepts in the form of video lesson, Section tests and Mock Tests.
  • 5 Mock tests for Descriptive English.
  • 7 Full-Length NABARD Grade A Practice Tests based on exact exam pattern and difficulty level.

Know details about Online course for NABARD Grade A 2021

NABARD Grade A Free Mock Tests 2021

A preparation process broadly consists of three main stages:

  • Grasping all required knowledge and information
  • Revisiting / revising the knowledge and information
  • Testing the knowledge

To make sure you are well prepared for the NABARD Grade A 2021 examination, it is very important to revise the knowledge you have gained which should further be followed by regular practice that will help in testing the newly gained knowledge and which gets ingrained well in your mind. To let you practice and identify your strong and weak areas, ixamBee provides Free Mock Tests for NABARD Grade A 2021 with updated exam level and pattern. Practicing these mock tests will help improve your score as well as your speed and analyze your performance with every mock test.

To attempt Free Mock tests for NABARD Grade A 2021

NABARD Grade A Preparation Strategy 2021

Good preparation should start with a good note of optimism, focused attention, enthusiasm, strong will and determination. You should keep few basic things in mind:

  • There is never a fixed confirmed strategy for any examination but by following some basic rules, a simple strategy may work wonders for you.
  • The examiner will be testing your analytical , logical and language skills more than just knowledge.
  • Therefore, apart from just studying and gaining knowledge, it is equally important to revise what you learn, practice and regularly test your learning.
  • Do not forget to draw a proper timeline for your studies and a practical timetable that will help in utilizing your time to the fullest.

NABARD Grade A Books 2021

To be in a position to score well in the final stages and ensure your success, you need a set of good books to refer to, learn, and eventually qualify. Some good books with their authors, recommended for NABARD Grade A 2021 preparation are mentioned below:

PaperBookAuthor/Publisher
Economic and Social Issues Indian Economy Uma Kapila or Mishra Puri
Indian Economy Ramesh Singh
Sociology CN Shankar Rao
Agriculture & Rural Development Agriculture at a Glance R K Sharma and S K Bhoi
Rural Development GPH Panel of  Experts
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


NABARD Grade-A Exam Analysis

NABARD Grade A being one of the most promising and demanding jobs requires proper planning, strategy and hard work. Exam analysis is part of your planning. By going through the previous year's exam analysis you will know what the NABARD Grade A exam demands from you, where to give more focus, and where to go in detail. You will get all updates for exam analysis in ixamBee. So Keep visiting and knowing what's the latest in the NABARD Grade A exam.

NABARD Grade-A Exam Useful Videos

In any exam preparation journey, having good guidance plays a very important role. Guidance from experts on the preparation strategy and other study tips go a long way in determining your success in the exam. Experts at ixamBee continuously work on providing exam-relevant and useful videos on various subject-related and other topics like Previous year Papers for NABARD Grade A, Strategy to Study for NABARD Grade-A Exam, and so on. You can have a look at some of these useful videos which will help you in preparing for NABARD Grade A 2021 exam below:

NABARD Grade A Previous Years Papers

Nabard Grade 'A' Exam can be counted among all such exams which consist of good level questions with varying levels of difficulty. Although, we cannot expect the pattern of the exam to remain the same each year, we can surely take an idea from the previous years examinations, so that we already have a picture in mind and we would know closely what level to expect from the exam. Therefore, going through the previous years papers, provided below will be helpful in analyzing the level of the examination.

NABARD 2017 Memory Based Paper - Quantitative Aptitude

NABARD Previous Year Question Paper 2017 (Agriculture & Rural Development)

Nabard Previous year Paper -Computer section solved

English - NABARD 2017 Memory Based Paper

Nabard Grade A Question Paper 2017 (Agriculture & Rural Development

NABARD Grade A : Previous year solved Questions of ESI - Part 1

NABARD Grade A : Previous year solved Questions of ESI - Part 2

NABARD Grade A : Previous year solved Questions of ESI - Part 3

 

NABARD Grade A Result

Once the whole procedure for the NABARD Grade A recruitment 2021 is over and all the online exam procedure is over, the result of NABARD Grade A 2021 will be declared on its official website. You can enter your credentials and check the status of your result. The final result of NABARD Grade A 2021 will also have marks obtained by you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1:  

Is NABARD Grade A Officer Job transferable?

A:  

Yes, NABARD Grade A job is an all over India service. Once you complete 5 years of your initial posting, you are liable to be posted anywhere in India.

Q2:  

I am a final year appearing student. Am I eligible to apply for any post in NABARD Grade A recruitment?

A:  

Yes, If you are a  final year Graduate student, you are eligible to apply for the NABARD post, subject to the condition that, if called for Document Verification you have the necessary proof of having passed the Graduation examination before the date mentioned in the official notification.

Q3:  

Is there any sectional Cut off in NABARD Grade A Exam?

A:  

Yes, the NABARD Grade A exam has a sectional cut-off besides having an overall cut off. You need to qualify on both merits to reach the next stage.

Q4:  

Is there any restriction on the number of attempts one can give NABARD Grade A exam?

A:  

No there is no such restriction on the number of attempts permissible for an individual as per the previous year notifications.

Q5:  

What is the meaning of the EWS category coming under the general category?

A:  

EWS category refers to 'Economically Weaker Sections' among the General category of candidates. It provides 10% reservation in higher education and government jobs to those who although belong to General category but their gross family annual income lies below 8 Lakh which have further parameter and obligations that should be fulfilled.



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