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NABARD Grade A 2019 Highlights

NABARD is one of the best organizations that works for rural development and is an apex financial institution. It is headquartered in Mumbai and works majorly in the rural and agricultural field. It conducts an online examination to recruit eligible candidates for the post of Grade A Officer. The major highlights of the exam are given below:

Conducting Body

NABARD

Mode of Exam

Online

Phases

3 (Preliminary, Main, and Personal Interview)

Negative Marking

1/4th marks

Time Duration

2 hours for Prelims and 3 hours for Mains

Maximum Marks

200 for both Prelims and Mains

NABARD Grade A Exam Notification

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development is an apex development financial institution in India headquartered at 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. This year too, it has released the vacancies for the post of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ in  the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS). Candidates will be required to fill the application as soon as the vacancies are released.

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern

The ‘NABARD Grade A’ is one of the most awaited notifications of all times. NABARD tests its candidates through a fair pattern and it is a process containing 3 phases where a candidate needs to qualify in each of these phases step-by-step to be able to reach the final destination. The ‘NABARD Grade A’ exam tests a candidate on various parameters examining his/her skills with respect to various subjects. A candidate needs to qualify in his first phase in order 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 exam is as follows:

Phase I

Preliminary Examination (Online Exam)

Phase II

Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive pattern

Phase III

Interview

NABARD Grade A Phase I:

The Nabard Grade A Exam Phase I is an objective type test, that will test the candidates on the basis of their knowledge and skills in various kinds of 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 a candidate by how well does he/she manage to fare in all the different sections, maintaining the speed & time simultaneously. The details of NABARD Grade A Phase I exam pattern are as follows:

Test Name

No. Of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time 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

40

40

Economic and Social Issues

40

40

Total

200

200

2 Hours

NABARD Grade A Phase II:

NABARD Grade A Phase II exam is a bit different than Phase I with respect to the number of sections / phases in this case. Phase II itself consists of two different papers with individual timings of 90 minutes each, where the exam pattern is a bit different than Phase I. Phase II has General English in the descriptive format whereas the other paper is of objective type as in Phase I, except that here both the sections hold equal marks and have equal time allocated to them. Paper II will contain questions from Economic& Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development with special stress on Rural India.

Exam

Name of Test

Type & Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Paper I

General English

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

100

90 Min

Paper II

Economic and Social Issues and Agriculture and Rural Development(with focus on Rural India)

(Objective) Multiple Choice based 65 Questions(35 of 2 Marks each 30 of 1 Mark each)

100

90 Min

NABARD Phase III Interview

The applicants who manage to qualify in the NABARD Grade A Phase-II Examination and secure a sufficiently high rank in merit will be shortlisted for the third phase of ‘interview’. The maximum marks allocated to the Interview stage are 25. The applicants to be called for interview will be in the ratio of 1:5 respectively.

Marking Scheme for NABARD Grade A Exam

NABARD Grade A Exam 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 2019 and penalty for wrong answers (Applicable to both Preliminary and Main Examinations) is as follows:

NABARD Grade A Marking Scheme

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 Tests are 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 Exam Syllabus

An exam notification is always followed by some nervousness, excitement, fear of failure, panic etc. To prevent oneself from experiencing all these, a candidate needs to ensure that he /she is well informed and well aware of all the subjects/topics that are expected to be asked in the NABARD Grade A 2019 examination. Knowing the 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.

NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria

Whenever a notification is released, the first important step should be ensuring if a candidate is eligible to appear in the respective examination and if he/she fulfils all the requirements of the specific job position. So, before moving on to other exam details, it is extremely necessary to gather all the details related to the eligibility criteria as specified below:

Educational Criteria

Educational Criteria All candidates need to follow a certain educational criteria when it comes to the application for NABARD Grade A examination as follows:-

Stream

Eligibility Criteria

General

Bachelors Degree in any subject from a recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST/PWD applicants 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST/PWD applicants 45%) in aggregate or Ph.D

OR

Chartered Accountant /Cost Accountant / Company Secretary with Bachelors degree

OR

Two year full time P.G. Diploma in Management / full time MBA degree from institutions recognized by GOI / UGC with Bachelors Degree in any discipline.

Animal Husbandry

Bachelors Degree in Veterinary Sciences / Animal Husbandry from any recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks (SC applicants 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Veterinary Sciences /Animal Husbandry with a minimum of 50% marks (SC applicants 45%) in aggregate.

Chartered Accountant

Bachelors degree in any discipline with Membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).

The Membership of ICAI must have been obtained on or before 01 March 2018.

Economics

Bachelor’s Degree with Economics with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWD applicants - 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Economics/Agriculture Economics with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST/PWD applicants - 45%) in

aggregate from a recognized university. Candidates with Economics as one of the main subjects at all years/semesters of the course, will only be eligible.

Environmental Engineering

Bachelors degree with Environmental Science / Environmental Engineering as a subject with 50% marks in aggregate or Post graduate degree in Environmental Engineering or Environmental Science with 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.

Food Processing / Food Technology

Bachelors degree in Food Processing /Food Technology with 50% marks in aggregate (ST applicants 45%) or Post graduate degree in Food Processing /Food Technology with 50% marks in aggregate (ST applicants 45%) from a recognized University/Institution.

Forestry

Bachelors degree in Forestry from a recognized University/Institution with 50% marks in aggregate or Post graduate degree in Forestry with 50% marks in aggregate

Minor irigation ( Water Resources )

Bachelors degree in Hydrology/Applied Hydrology or Geology/Applied Geology with Hydrogeology / Irrigation / Water Supply & sanitation as one of the subjects with

50% marks (SC/ST applicants 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Engineering/ Hydrology/Applied Hydrology or Geology/Applied Geology with Hydrogeology / Irrigation / Water Supply & sanitation as one of the subjects with 50% marks in aggregate (SC/ST applicants 45%) from a recognized University.

Social Work

Bachelors degree in Social Work with 50% marks in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Social Work with 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized University.

Age Criteria

All the candidates need to meet up a certain criteria wrt age. The minimum age of an applicant at the time of application should be 21 years and maximum age should be 30 years. There are some exceptions to the age criteria where certain relaxations are provided according to various categories as mentioned below:

S. No

Category

Age Relaxation

A

Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe candidates

5 years

B

Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates

3 years

C

Ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers including ECOs/ SSCOs who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within the next one year from the last date for receipt of application) other than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability attributable to military service or on being declared as invalid

5 years

D

All persons who have ordinarily been domiciled in the state of J & K during 01.01.1980 and 31.12.1989

5 years

E

Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 years

F

Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

PWD(SC-ST)–15years

PWD(OBC)–13years

PWD (Gen) –10 years

NABARD Grade A Salary 2019

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.

A ‘NABARD Grade A’ officer receives a basic salary of Rs, 28,150 pm/- 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 they will be eligible for Dearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance, and Grade Allowance as per rules in force from time to time. At present, initial monthly gross emoluments are approximately Rs. 55587/.

NABARD Grade A Vacancy 2019 

NABARD releases a good number of vacancies for the post of ‘Assistant Manager’ in Grade ‘A’ category. This year NABARD has released 79 vacancies for Grade A officers under various streams including 1 vacancy under Backlog. All the eligible and interested candidates can start applying for the same.

Sr. No.

Name of the Discipline Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) - Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’

No. of Vacancies

1

General

41

2

Animal Husbandry

5

3

Finance

7

4

Economics & Agricultural Economics

7

5

Environmental Engineering

4

6

Food Processing / Food Technology

3

7

Forestry

3

8

Land Development (Soil Science) 

5

9

Plantation & Horticulture

6

 

Backlog Vacancy

1

Total-RDBS

Total-RDBS  79

NABARD Grade A Examination 2019 How to Apply

The application is the first step in an examination process, once the notification of any exam gets released. It is one of the most important parts of the procedure and therefore you need to be well aware of the complete application process. As the notification for NABARD Grade A has been released, you should start applying immediately without wasting a second to avoid last minute rush.

NABARD 2019 Step by Step Application Process -

  • 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.
  • Submit

NABARD Grade A 2019 Application Fee

The online application process for NABARD Grade A 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: 

Category

Fees

General

Rs. 750

SC/ST/OBC Grade

Rs. 100

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 later. 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 to the candidate, other than the one opted by him/her.

States Exam centers
Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Srikakulam, Guntur, Kadapa, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Tirupati, Kakinada, Chittor, Eluru, Vizianagaram.
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun.
Assam Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur
Bihar Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Biharsharif.
Chandigarh Chandigarh-Mohali.
Chhattisgarh Bhilai, Bilaspur, Durg-Bhilai, Raipur.
Goa Panaji-Mapusa, Verna.
Gujarat Ahmedabad / Gandhinagar, Anand Himmatnagar, Mehsana, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Haryana Hisar, Faridabad, Gurga
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kullu, Shimla, Solan, Una, Mandi, Kangra.
Jammu &Kashmir Samba, Jammu, Srinagar.
Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi.
Karnataka Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Dharwad, Hassan, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi, Bagalkot, Mandya.
Kerala Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam/Kochi, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, 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, Satara, Ratnagiri, Chandrapur, Solapur, Latur, Dhule, Jalgaon.
Manipur Imphal.
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl.
Nagaland Kohima.
New Delhi Delhi – NCR.
Odisha Balasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Dhenkanal, Rourkela.
Puducherry Puducherry, Cuddalore
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Pathankot, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala, Sangrur.
Rajasthan Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur, Alwar.
Sikkim Gangtok.
Tamilnadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Kumbakonam, Madurai, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Thirupur, Erode, Virudhunagar, Dindigul, Namakkal, Nagercoil, Perambalur, Tuticorin.
Telangana Hyderabad/Rangareddy, Karimnagar, Warangal, Khammam.
Tripura Agartala.
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Noida/Greater Noida, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida, Sitapur, Varanasi.
Uttarakhand Roorkee, Dehradun, Haldwani.
West Bengal Asansol, Bardhaman, Berhampur, Durgapur, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata/Greater Kolkata, Siliguri

NABARD Grade A 2019 Admit Card

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 respective ‘call letter’. A candidate will be required to download his/her call letter from the authorised website by entering his/ her details i.e. Registration Number and Password/Date of Birth. No hard copy of the call letter/ Information Handout etc. will be sent by post/ courier.

NABARD Grade A Exam Dates

The notification for NABARD Grade A 2019 Exam has been released and NABARD has specified the respective dates for the complete examination process there. The Phase I Examination will be held on 15th and 16th June 2019. The dates for Phase II will be announced later on by NABARD. All aspirants should buck up and start preparing for this major exam. 

Events

Exam Dates (Tentative)

Online Registration and Payment of Online Fees/Intimation Charges

10th May 2019 to 26th May 2019

Last date for submission of online Applications

26th May 2019 (Time 23.59 hours)

Download of Phase I (Preliminary Exam) Admission Letters

Updated soon

Phase I (Preliminary Exam) – Online Examination

15th & 16th June 2019

Phase II (Mains Exam) – Online Examination

Updated Soon

Result Declaration Date

Updated Soon

NABARD Grade A Previous Year Cut-off

Preparing for NABARD Grade A or any other examination not just involves deep study and practice, but also gathering details regarding the pattern of the examination all the years through. 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 the current year and how much efforts should you be putting in to reach close to that score and maybe more. The previous year cut-off for the year 2018 is as follows:

NABARD Preliminary Cut off 2018

The table given below shows the previous year cut-off for NABARD Grade A Prelims 2018:

Discipline

SC

ST

OBC

UR

HI

LD

MD

VI

General

99.75

94.75

105.25

116.50

51.50

88.50

34.00

90.75

Animal Husbandry

19

-

55.00

64.75

-

-

-

-

Chartered Accountant

53

-

34.50

74.50

-

-

-

-

Economics

-

61.75

67.50

90.50

-

-

-

-

Environmental Engineering

-

-

68.75

90.75

-

-

-

-

Food Processing/Food tech.

-

25.50

69.25

86.00

-

-

-

-

Forestry

28.75

-

57.00

77.75

-

-

-

-

Land Development (Soil Science)/Agriculture

76.00

62.25

79.25

91.50

-

-

-

-

Minor irrigation

35.25

29.25

46.25

59.75

-

-

-

-

Social Work

23.50

-

39.25

70.75

-

-

-

-

NABARD Mains Cut off 2018

To get more idea about NABARD Grade A Mains 2018, refer to the previous year cut-off given below:

Discipline

SC

ST

OBC

UR

HI

LD

MD

VI

General

113.75

94.75

117.75

124.00

104.75

106.75

-

106.75

Animal Husbandry

128.25

-

130.25

134.00

-

-

-

-

Chartered Accountant

108.00

-

131.25

142.25

-

-

-

-

Economics

-

102.00

113.75

128.00

-

-

-

-

Environmental Engineering

-

-

120.25

127.00

-

-

-

-

Food Processing/Food tech.

-

98.50

111.50

121.75

-

-

-

-

Forestry

141.50

-

139.75

145.25

-

-

-

-

Land Development (Soil Science)/Agriculture

124.25

121.75

132.50

136.75

-

-

-

-

Minor irrigation

93.00

85.75

103.25

111.50

-

-

-

-

Social Work

121.25

-

128.50

137.75

-

-

-

-

NABARD Sectional Cut off 2018

NABARD conducts online examination in different phases which consist of various sections. Refer to the table given below for the sectional cut-offs for NABARD Grade A 2018 Exam.

Discipline

Category

RE

EL

CK

GA

ES

AR

QA

GENERAL

SC,ST, OBC,PWBD

(HI,LD,MD,VI

1.75

8.75

2.50

1.25

2.50

2.00

1.75

UNRESERVED

4.50

13.25

4.00

2.00

5.75

4.00

4.00

All Other Discipline

SC,ST, OBC,PWBD

(HI,LD,MD,VI

1.00

3.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

UNRESERVED

1.00

7.25

2.00

1.00

2.50

3.00

1.00

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 at 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.

NABARD Grade A Preparation Strategy 2019

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 Blogs 2019

Once you are confident enough of your preparation for both Phase I & Phase II, it would be important to also gather some information related to Phase III - Interview stage. You can refer to the below-mentioned blog and collect some useful information:

NABARD Grade A Books

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

Paper

Subject

Book

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. Agarwal

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

General Awareness

Lucent GK Knowledge

Lucent Publication

NABARD Official Notification for Grade A & B

NABARD Grade A Online Course

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 NABARD Grade ‘A’ 2019 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:

  • More than 270+ Video lessons on different topics of all the seven sections of NABARD Grade A/B Phase I Examination
  • Study Notes wherever required to supplement or ease learning
  • Approx. 4000+ Practice Questions in the form of Concept clearing questions after each video lesson, Section tests, and Mock Tests.
  • 10 section tests for each of the subjects
  • 10 Full-Length Mock Tests based on exact exam pattern and difficulty level.
  • NABARD Bee-Online Course for NABARD Grade A/B 2019 also covers the entire syllabus for Mains (Phase II) Exam.

NABARD Grade A 2019 Free Mock Tests

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 upcoming 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/B 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.

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, but 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 Grade A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question. Can those students who are appearing in Final year of Graduation apply for any post in NABARD Grade ‘A’ recruitment?

Answer. Yes. Those who are in the final year of their Graduation / Semester may also apply provisionally, subject to the condition that, if called for Document Verification they will have to produce proof of having passed the Graduation examination on or before 1st March.

Question: In NABARD Grade A exam, can I choose Hindi language as the exam language?

Answer Yes, NABARD Grade A exam is bilingual (i.e, Hindi & English) exam. You can choose your preferred language either Hindi or English.

Question: Is the NABARD Grade ‘A’ examination in ONLINE or OFFLINE mode?

Answer. NABARD Grade A 2019 exam will be in online mode.

Question: Is there any sectional CUT-OFF in NABARD Grade A Exam?

Answer. Yes. NABARD Grade A exam will have sectional cut-off along with the overall cut off.

Question: Is NABARD Grade A Officer Job transferable?

Answer: Yes, but only after completing the initial 5 years of posting. You are liable to be posted anywhere in India but you may get at least one/two postings in your own state.

Question: How many attempts are there in NABARD Grade ‘A’?

Answer: There is no restriction on the number of attempts in NABARD Grade ‘A’ Exam.

Question: What is the age limit for the NABARD Grade ‘A’ post?

Answer: The minimum age of the candidates must be 21 years & maximum age limit is 30 years as on 1st March 2019.




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