NABARD Recruitment For Grade A Online Application, Vacancies

By Reena Pal | Updated on: Oct 17, 2022

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NABARD Grade A Highlights 2022

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 2022 will be a golden opportunity for candidates who are looking for an aspiring job in Agriculture and Rural Development areas. NABARD Grade A notification 2022 has been released and you can apply for the same from July 18, 2022, to August 07, 2022. 

NABARD Grade A 2022 Mains admit card out for RDBS/ Rajbhasha streams.

Given below are some major highlights of the NABARD Grade A exam 2022.

NABARD Grade A Highlights 2022

Conducting AuthorityNational Bank For Agriculture and Rural Development
NABARD Website www.nabard.org
Name of the Posts Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’
(RDBS, Protocol & Security Service and
Rajbhasa Service)
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 Applications July 18, 2022
Closing Date for Submission of Online Application August 07, 2022
NABARD Grade A Phase I (Preliminary) Admit Card Click Here
NABARD Grade A Phase I (Preliminary) Exam Date September 07, 2022
NABARD Grade A Phase II (Mains) Admit Card Click Here
NABARD Grade A Phase 2 (Mains) Exam Date October 29, 2022
Number of Vacancies 170 (More detail)
NABARD Grade A RDBS Exam Notification Click Here
NABARD Grade A Protocol & Security Exam Notification Click Here
NABARD Grade A RDBS Exam Result Click Here
NABARD Grade A Rajbhasha Exam Result Click Here

NABARD Grade A Notification 2022

NABARD Grade A notification 2022has been released to recruit 170 candidates in various categories like Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS), Protocol and Security Service, and Rajbhasha Service. In the official notification, NABARD Grade A vacancies have been mentioned streamwise as well as category-wise. It is advised to apply as soon as possible to avoid any last-minute rush. Read More...

NABARD Grade A Online Application 2022

The online application is the first step in the examination process once the notification of any exam gets released. The NABARD Grade A application link will be open from July 18, 2022 to August 07, 2022. The NABARD Grade A 2022 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 the 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 the ‘Payment’ tab to remit the application fee.
  • Take a print of the application form and fee receipt for future use.
  • You have to pay Rs 800 as the application fee. For SC/ST and PWBD, the application fee is Rs 150.

NABARD Grade A Vacancy 2022

NABARD has finally released the official notification for NABARD Grade 'A' 2022. A total of 170 vacancies have been indicated by NABARD this year out of which 161 vacancies have been announced for 'Rural Development Banking Service'. You can find the NABARD Grade A vacancy 2022 details in the table below.

Post Vacancy
Assistant Manager Grade A (RDBS) 161
Assistant Manager Grade A (Rajbhasha Service) 07
Assistant Manager Grade A (Protocol & Security) 02

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2022

The NABARD Grade A 2022 exam will be held in three stages- Prelims, Mains and Interview. In NABARD Grade A Phase 1 exam pattern, all the sections have been divided into the qualifying section & merit section. To be able to qualify for mains, all the candidates will have to score in the merit section. The scores obtained in this section will only be considered for making the merit list. 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 exam pattern for various streams is as follows:

Type of TestNo. of QuestionsNo. of MarksDuration
Phase 1 - Objective (Quantitative Aptitude, Test of Reasoning, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness, Economic and Social Issues, English Language, Agriculture & Rural Development and Decision Making) 200 200 120 Minutes
Phase 2 - Paper I (General English) 3 100 90 Minutes
Phase 2 - Paper II - Objective (Economic and Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development) 30 50 30 Minutes
Phase 2  - Paper II - Descriptive (Economic and Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development) 6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions  50 90 Minutes
Phase 3 - Interview  -

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2022

Knowing the NABARD Grade A syllabus for all the posts is the first step that would kick-start your preparation on a strong note for the exam. Apart from knowing the complete syllabus, it is extremely important to have a list of useful NABARD Grade A books in order to save your precious time. Read More...

PhaseNABARD Grade A Syllabus
Phase 1 (Objective) Quantitative Aptitude/ English/ General Awareness/ Reasoning/Computer Knowledge/Decision Making
Phase 2 (Objective and Descriptive)
  • Paper 1 - English (Writing Skills)
  • Paper 2 - Economic and Social Issues and Agriculture and Rural Development

NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria 2022 (As on July 01, 2022)

The first important step while filling out the NABARD Grade A  application form should be to ensure whether you are eligible to appear for the exam or not and if you fulfil 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 NABARD Grade A eligibility criteria as specified below.

  • A candidate can apply only for one post. More than one application for different posts by a single applicant will lead to disqualification.
  • The cutoff date for NABARD Grade A eligibility criteria is July 01, 2022. Read More...

NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria
Educational Criteria
  • A degree of a recognized University
  • Minimum of 60% marks is required for all General category and 55% marks for SC/ST/PWBD applicants.
Age Criteria Minimum-21 Years / Maximum-30 Years
Age Relaxation As per norms

NABARD Grade A Exam Dates 2022

The NABARD Grade A notification 2022 is out. The  NABARD Grade A 2022 notification has all the details regarding the exam centres and the NABARD exam date for Phase 1 i.e. Preliminary exam and Phase 2 i.e. Mains and other important dates related to the exam. The online registration started on July 18, 2022 and closed on August 7, 2022. The NABARD Grade A Prelims exam 2022 was held on September 07, 2022. The Mains exam was conducted on October 29, 2022. Read More...

NABARD Grade A Exam Dates 2022

EventsExam Dates
NABARD Grade A Phase 1 Exam Date (Preliminary Exam) September 07, 2022
NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Date To be notified later
NABARD Grade A Interview Date To be notified later

NABARD Grade A Salary 2022

NABARD can be counted among the best-paying jobs in India. Know about the NABARD Grade A salary 2022 in detail:

  • NABARD Grade A’ salary (Grade Pay) at the initial stage is Rs, 44,500 per month on the scale of 44500-2500(4) -54500-2850(7) – 74450 –EB - 2850(4)- 85850-3300(1)-89150 (17 years).
  • A Grade 'A' Officer will also be eligible for Dearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance and Grade Allowance as per the organization rules in force from time to time.

Make sure to check the NABARD Grade A work profile and the promotion hierarchy before applying for the same. Read More...

PostSalary
NABARD Grade A 
  • Basic salary - Rs. 44, 500
  • Scale of 44500 - 2500 (4) - 54500 - 2850 (7) - 74450 - EB - 85850 - 3300 (1)- 89150 (17 years)

NABARD Grade A Previous Year Cut Off

Knowing the NABARD Grade A previous year cut-off is an important detail that gives a complete idea of what to expect in 2022 and how much effort you should be putting in to reach close to that score and maybe more. Thus, the previous year cut-off will help you to plan your strategy and give you a general idea of what can be the safe attempt. Read More...

NABARD Grade A 2021 Cut Off -Prelims

PostSCSTOBCEWSURCAT.BCAT.CCAT.ACAT.E
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
REELCKQADMGAESAR
2030202010204040
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

DisciplineSCSTOBCEWSUR
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 
qualified
Considered under 
UR Category
No candidate 
qualified
102.67

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FAQs

NABARD Grade A is a three stage process - Prelims, Mains and Interview for RDBS/ Rajbhasha. The Interview marks have been increased to 50.
The NABARD Grade A Protocol and Security selection process comprise of Interview followed by document verification. The Interview will be of 100 marks
The 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 the General category but their gross family annual income lies below 8 Lakh which have further parameters and obligations that should be fulfilled.
Yes there will be negative marking in the NABARD Grade A Phase 1 and Phase 2 exam.
You will be given a composite time of 2 hours to solve the entire paper.No separate timings will be allotted for any section.
You can apply for NABARD Grade-A only in the case of the final result being declared as on the date mentioned in the notification.
The NABARD Grade A Phase 1 exam is going to be held on September 07, 2022. The Phase 2 exam dates will be announced separately.
Yes, NABARD Grade A is a PAN India Job , therefore, you can be posted anywhere across India.
No information regarding the number of attempts has been given in the official notification. Therefore, you can aply for the NABARD Grade A exam till you reach the upper age limit.
Yes. After the NABARD Grade A Phase 2 exam, you will be asked to appear for the NABARD Grade A Interview. The weightage of the NABARD Grade A Interview is 50 marks.
Yes, it is very much possible to clear the NABARD Grade A exam in the first attempt, providing you have the right sources and approach to prepare for the same.
Yes, you can attempt the NABARD Grade A exam in Hindi. The NABARD Grade A exam is bilingual, i.e., you can attempt the exam in either Hindi or English.
NABARD Grade A is conducted once every year. The notification is generally released in the month of July, but it can be released at any time as per the organization's discretion.
The NABARD Grade A exam will be conducted onlime. Both Phase 1 and Phase 2 exam will be a computer Based Test.
NABARD offers a progressive and collaborative working environment that focuses on open communication and professional growth. A NABARD Grade A Officer receives a gross salary of Rs 70,000 which is a decent salary. Apart from the salary, a NABARD Grade A Officer receives a lot of perks and allowances such as DA, TA, HRA and others.

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