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NABARD had released an official notification announcing the direct recruitment to fill in the vacancies for Grade 'A' Officers in Rural Development Banking Service, Rajbhasha Service, Protocol & Security Service streams. The online application/registration had begun on July 17, 2021, and ended on Aug 07, 2021. The Phase 1 or Preliminary exam is scheduled to be held on September, 18,2021. NABARD has brought in some major changes in the exam pattern and the eligibility criteria this year.
NABARD Grade A Prelims admit cards have been released!! Candidates can download their admit cards now.
NABARD Grade A Highlights 2021
|Conducting Authority||National Bank For Agriculture and Rural Development|
|Name of the Posts||Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’
(RDBS, Protocol & Security Service and
|Mode of application||Online|
|Stages of Exam||Three Stages-
|Maximum marks & Time duration||
|Opening Date for Submission of Online
|July 17, 2021|
|Closing Date for Submission of Online
|August 07, 2021|
|NABARD Grade A Phase I (Preliminary)
|September 18, 2021|
|Number of Vacancies||155 (More Details)|
|Official Notification PDF||Click Here|
|NABARD Grade A 2021 (RDBS) / (Rajbhasha Service)
Prelims Admit Card
|September 01 to 18, 2021 (Click Here)|
NABARD Grade 'A' recruitment 2021 has been announced for various categories like Rural Development Banking Service, Rajbhasha Service, and Protocol & Security Service. A total of 155 vacancies have been announced by NABARD this year. The online application/registration had begun on July 17, 2021, and ended on Aug 07, 2021. There are a number of posts/disciplines mentioned in the NABARD Assistant Manager notification of 2021 and these are as follows- General, Agriculture, Agriculture Engineering, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Forestry, Plantation/Horticulture, Land Development/Soil Science, Water Resources, Computer/Information Technology, and Finance. NABARD Grade A Prelims admit cards are out now.
NABARD has finally released the official notification for NABARD Grade 'A' 2021. A total of 155 vacancies have been indicated by NABARD this year out of which 148 vacancies have been announced for 'Rural Development Banking Service'. You can find the NABARD Grade A vacancy 2021 details in the table below.
|Assistant Manager (RDBS)||148|
|Assistant Manager (Rajbhasha Service)||05|
|Assistant Manager (Protocol & Security Service)||02|
Eligibility Criteria 2021 (As on July 01, 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.
Some major changes have been brought in the NABARD Grade A eligibility criteria this year. You need to follow certain educational criteria that is mentioned in the official notification, the details of which are as follows:
- A Bachelor's degree in any subject from a recognized university is required to apply.
- A minimum of 60% marks is required for all General category candidates and 55% marks for SC/ST/PWBD applicants to apply for any post.
- All the mentioned educational qualifications should be possessed by a candidate as of July 01, 2021.
Note: A candidate can apply only for one post. More than one application for different posts by a single applicant will lead to disqualification.
Educational Criteria - (RDBS)
|Stream||Educational Criteria (As on July 01, 2021)|
|Land Development-Soil Science||
|Computer and Information Technology||
Educational Criteria - (Rajbhasha)
|Stream||Educational Criteria (As on July 01, 2021)|
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 checked below. The NABARD Grade A notification 2021 has all the details related to the age criteria. The age criteria remains the same this year too. As of July 01, 2021, a candidate should fall under the age limit as prescribed below:
- Minimum Age: 21 years
- Maximum Age: 30 years
|Post||Age Criteria (As on July 01, 2021)|
|NABARD Grade A||The candidate must be between 21 and 30 years of age i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than July 02, 1991 and not later than July 01, 2000|
Exam Pattern 2021
Major changes have been announced by NABARD in its exam pattern this year. You need to qualify in the first phase to be able to appear in the second phase. In NABARD Grade A Phase 1, all the sections have been grouped into two and have been included in 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. 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 for various streams is as follows.
|Phase 1||Preliminary Examination (Online Exam will consist of 8 sections)|
|Phase 2||Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQs and Descriptive Pattern|
NABARD What's New 2021
|Criteria||Notification 2020||Notification 2021|
Phase 1 Exam Pattern
Only 7 sections were assessed in the Prelims.
A new section on ‘Decision Making’ has been introduced that will be assessed in the Preliminary examination. A total of 8 sections will be assessed now.
Interview for 25 marks
Interview for 50 marks
Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with an aggregate of 50%
Bachelor’s degree with an aggregate of 60%
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, Test of Reasoning, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness, Economic and Social Issues, English Language, Agriculture & Rural Development. A new subject 'Decision Making' is introduced this time. The details of the NABARD Grade A Phase 1 exam pattern are as follows.
|Nature of Test||Test Name||No. Of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time Duration|
|Qualifying||Quantitative Aptitude||20||20||Composite time of 120 minutes|
|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|
- Test of Reasoning, English Language, Decision Making, Computer Knowledge, and Quantitative Aptitude will come under the qualifying section
- General Awareness, ESI (Rural India being the major emphasis), and ARD (emphasizing Rural India) will come under the umbrella of the merit section.
- The candidates for the Mains examination will be shortlisted based on the marks secured in the Merit Section only
- For every wrong answer, 1/4th marks assigned to that question will be deducted from your total score
- There will be sectional and overall cut-offs
Phase 2 Exam Pattern 2021
The calling ratio of appearance in NABARD Mains and Pre will be 1:25. NABARD has introduced a major change in the Assistant Manager 2021 pattern for the Phase 2 exam. There are two different papers in Phase 2, each with its individual timing. The General English paper of the NABARD Assistant Manager is in the descriptive format with a total duration of 90 minutes whereas the ESI paper is objective and descriptive both where the objective paper will be for 30 minutes and the descriptive paper will be for 90 minutes each carrying 50 marks. Paper 2 will contain questions from Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development with special stress on Rural India for General post. For the Specialist posts, Paper 2 will be based on the respective discipline. The NABARD Grade A Phase 2 exam pattern 2021 is given below.
|Paper||Subject||Type of Paper||No. of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|Paper I||General English||Online Descriptive (Answers to be typed using keyboard)||3||100||90 Minutes|
|Paper II||Economic and Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development||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)|
- For every wrong answer, 1/4th marks assigned to that question will be deducted from your total score
- There will be sectional and overall cut-offs
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 for all the posts is the first step that would kick-start your preparation on a strong note for the exam. The syllabus for NABARD Grade A is given below.
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.
|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 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|
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NABARD Grade A Phase 2 syllabus is different for different streams. For the general stream, topics from Agriculture & Rural Development, and Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) are covered in Paper 2. For the specialized posts, Paper 2 will consist of questions from your field.
Mains Syllabus: Paper 1
Paper 1 of NABARD Grade A 2021 Mains will be of English Language which is descriptive type in online mode. Candidates are supposed to type their answers and their expression and comprehension skills will be examined in this phase. Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence will be some of the topics that may be assessed. The detailed NABARD Grade A syllabus is given below.
|English (Writing Skills)||Essay, Precis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence.|
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. You can go through the detailed syllabus of NABARD Grade A 2021 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
|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
NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Information Technology (RDBS)
NABARD Assistant Manager 2021 syllabus for Information Technology in detail is provided in the table below.
|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 Finance (RDBS)
NABARD Grade A exam syllabus 2021 for Finance is provided in the table below.
|Financial Accounting||1.1 Meaning; Objectives; Basic Accounting; Principles, Concepts and Conventions; Limitations of Financial Accounting 1.2 Preparation of Financial Statements – Nature of Financial Statements; Capital and Revenue Expenditure; Trading Account; Profit and Loss Appropriation account and Balance Sheet; Limitation of Financial Statements 1.3 Analysis and Interpretation of Financial Statements – Tools of Financials Statements analysis; Ratio Analysis – different types of ratios; Advantages and Limitation of ratio analysis. 1.4 Depreciation : Reserves and Provisions – Meaning ; Need for providing Depreciation; Methods of providing depreciation ; Provisions and Reserves; Choice of Methods; Objectives of Depreciation Policy. 1.5 Inventory Valuation : Nature and Importance of Inventory Valuation; Types of Inventory Systems; Methods of Inventory valuation; choice of Method. 1.6 Developments in Accounting – Interim Reporting – Segment Reporting – Value – added statement – Corporate Social Reporting – Human Resource Accounting – Accounting for Intangible Assets – Accounting for Financial Instruments – Environmental Accounting – Inflation Accounting. 1.7 Statement of Sources and Application of Funds – Meaning of Funds, Distinction between Funds and Cash; Preparation of Fund Flow Statement; Analysis of flow of funds; Utility of Fund Flow Statement; Preparation of cash flow statement; Utility of cash Flow Statement. 1.8 Preparation of Final Accounts of Banking, Insurance Companies – Basel III & Prudential Norms like Capital Adequacy Ratio, Non-Performing Assets – Provisions therefore for Banks and financial Institutions.|
|Management Accounting||Meaning and scope of Management Accounting; Financial Accounting Vs.Management Accounting; Role of Management Accounting; Function and Position of Controller. 2.2 Variable Costing – Fixed costs and Variable Costs; Distinctions between variable costing and absorption costing; application of variables costing as a technique; Differential costing and decision making. 2.3 Marginal costing – Cost volume profit analysis, Profit Planning, Break-even analysis, Break even Point and Break-even chart. 2.4 Methods of costing – job costing – Contract costing – Batch Costing – Process costing – Unit costing – Operation costing and Operating costing. 2.5 Cost of capital – Cost of different sources of finance –Weighted average cost of capital – Marginal cost of capital – Concepts of operating and financial leverage – Capital Structure patterns – Designing optimum capital structure – Different sources of finance – Long, medium and short term finance. 2.6 Money market and their operations 2.7 Business valuations – Mergers, Acquisitions and corporate restructuring. 2.8 Budgetary control – Meaning and objectives; operation of Budgeting system; types of Budgets; Preparation of Sales Budget; Production Budget, Cash Budget, Master Budget; Flexible Budgeting; Zero Budgeting. 2.9 Standard Costing –Meaning of Standard costing; distinction between Standard Costing and Budgeting Control; Advantages of Standard costing; Setting up of Standards; Variance Analysis – Material, labour and Overheads. 2.10 Management Control System : distinction between strategic planning, Operational Control and Management control System; Responsibility Accounting; Transfer Pricing; Tools of Control – Residual Income and Return on Investment; Performance Budgeting; Economic Value added. 2.11 Appraisal of firms – Objectives, Uniform costing; Ratio Based Comparison; Credit Rating; Risk Assessment. 2.12 Appraisal of Projects – Methods of appraisal – preparation of project report – Economic, Technical, Financial Feasibility – Techniques for evaluation of projects like Pay Back Method, Discounted Cash Flow, Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return, etc. – Sensitivity analysis in capital budgeting – Impact of inflation in capital budgeting – Risk analysis in capital budgeting – Social cost benefit analysis – Simulation and decision tree analysis. 2.13 Working Capital Management : Factors affecting working Capital requirements; Assessment of Working Capital; Inventory Management; Receivable Management; Cash Management; Method of Financing working capital; different forms of bank credit; working capital and Banking Policy|
|Auditing||Auditing – Nature and scope – Audit Process – Objectives of audit – basic principles governing an audit – Types of audit – Relationship of auditing with other subjects – Internal Audit and External Audit – Audit & Inspection 3.2 Planning and programming of Audit – Division of work; supervision and review of audit notes and working papers; planning the flow of audit work. 3.3 Conduct of Audit – Audit Programme; Audit Note Book; Working Papers and Audit files. 3.4 Internal Control – Internal Control, Internal Check, Internal Audit and Concurrent Audit. 3.5 Vouching – General consideration vouching of payments and receipts; Vouching of payment into and out of Bank; Vouching of Goods on consignment, Sale on approval basis, Empties, Sale under hire-purchase system and various types of allowances to customers. 3.6 Verification – Meaning ; General principles; Verification of Cash in hand and Cash at Bank; Verification and Valuation of Investments and Inventories; Loans Bills Receivables; Free hold and Leasehold property; Debtors, Plant and Machinery; Verification of different liabilities. 3.7 Audit of Limited Company – Statutory requirements under the Companies Act 1956 – Audit of branches – Joint Audit – Concepts of true and fair materiality and audit risk in the context of audit of companies. 3.8 Dividends and divisible profits – financial, legal and policy considerations with special reference to depreciation – Audit reports – Qualification and Notes on accounts –Special report on offer documents. 3.9 Audit under income tax and indirect taxes – Special features of audit of banks, Insurance companies, cooperative societies and Non-banking Financial Companies – Audit of incomplete records – Special audit assignments like audit of bank borrowers – Inspection of special entities like banks, financial institutions, etc. – Investigation including due diligence. 3.10 Concept of Cost Audit, Management Audit, Operational Audit, Environmental Audit and Energy Audit. 3.11 Audit under computerized environments – Computer Auditing – Specific problems of EDP audit – need for review of internal control especially procedure controls and facility controls – techniques of audit of EDP output – use of computer for internal and management audit purpose – test packs – computerized audit programme – involvement of the auditor at the time of setting up the computer system|
|BBA (Banking & Finance)||Advance Technology in Banking (ATM, Internet Banking, etc.) – Auditing - Business Communication Skills - Business Ethics and Ethos - Business Laws - Banking Theory and Practice - Corporate Law - Counter Operations, Savings Bank, Current Account and Remittances - Data Base Management System - Financial Management - Fundamentals of Computers -Income Tax -International Banking - Legal Aspects of Banking - Loans (Housing, Vehicle, Consumer and Personal loans, etc) - Managerial Economics - Marketing Information System - Merchant Banking & Financial Services - Organization and Management - Organization Theory and Behaviour - Principles & Practices of Banking - Principles and Practices of Management - Quantitative Techniques - Research Methodology - Resource Mobilization and Marketing of Banking Services - Statistic for Management - Strategic Credit Management - Treasury & Risk Management Topics like Basic Business Statics, Introduction to modern business, Basic business communication, Business Laws, Introduction to computers, Communication and soft skills, micro economics, organizational behavior, operation research, Basic accounting, Macroeconomics, etc|
|BMS (Banking & Finance)||Foundation of Human Skills - Introduction of Financial Accounts - Business Law - Business Statistics - Business Communication - Principles of Management I - Introduction to Computers - Business Environment - Industrial Law - Computer Applications in Business - Managerial Economics I - Business Mathematics - Introduction of Cost Accounting - Environmental Management -Management Accounting - Managerial Economics II - Marketing Management - Business Aspects in Banking & Insurance - Production Management & Materials Management - Strategic Management - Productivity and Quality Management - Direct & Indirect Taxes - Export-Import Procedures & Documentation - Cooperatives & Rural Markets - Research Methods in Business - Public Relations Management - Human Resource Management - Service Sector Management - Financial Management - Elements of Logistics Management - Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility - Elective I: - Special Studies in Marketing - Special Studies in Finance - E-Commerce - Project Work - Entrepreneurship & Management of SME - Operation Research - International Finance - Indian Management Thoughts & Practices - International Marketing|
Exam Dates 2021
The official notification of NABARD Grade A recruitment 2021 has all the details regarding the exam. NABARD Grade A 2021 exam date has been announced. NABARD has indicated the Phase 1 exam to be held on September 18, 2021. The online application/registration was open from July 17, 2021, and closed on Aug 07, 2021. The NABARD Grade A exam schedule 2021 can be gathered from the table below. The NABARD Grade A Prelims admit cards have been released now.
NABARD Grade A Exam Dates 2021
|Online Registration and Payment of Online Fees/Intimation Charges||July 17, 2021|
|Last date for submission of NABARD Grade A Online Applications||August 07, 2021|
|Download of Phase 1 (Preliminary Exam) Admission Letters
(RDBS) / (Rajbhasha Service)
|September 01 to 18, 2021
|NABARD Grade A Phase 1 Date (Preliminary Exam)||September 18, 2021|
|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|
|NABARD Grade A Interview Dates||To be notified later|
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 in hand. NABARD can be counted among the best-paying jobs in India. Know about the NABARD Grade A -cy-- salary in detail:
- NABARD Grade A’ salary (grade pay) 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'.
- A Grade 'A' Officer will also 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, the initial monthly gross emoluments are approximately Rs. 70,000.
The details on NABARD Grade A 2021 salary can be devised from the video given below.
|NABARD Grade A||
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
|Questions||Number 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)|
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 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. NABARD Grade A salary and career growth are the two most significant points that should be kept in mind while you prepare which will also keep you motivated throughout.
|S.No.||Technical Disciplines||Skill –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||
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
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:
|For SC/ ST/ PWBD||Rs.150|
|For all others||Rs. 800|
* - 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.
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 centres.
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 list of the centres is given below:
|Andaman & Nicobar||Port Blair|
|Andhra Pradesh||Chirala, Srikakulam, Guntur, Kadapa, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Tirupati, Kakinada, Vizianagaram.|
|Assam||Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur|
|Bihar||Arrah, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea|
|Chhattisgarh||Bilaspur, Durg-Bhilai, Raipur|
|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.|
|New Delhi||Delhi – NCR.|
|Odisha||Balasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Dhenkanal, Rourkela|
|Punjab||Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala|
|Rajasthan||Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur|
|Tamil Nadu||Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Vellore, Erode, Virudhunagar|
|Telangana||Hyderabad/Rangareddy, Karimnagar, Warangal, Khammam|
|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|
Mains Exam Centres
NABARD Grade A Mains or Phase 2 exam centres are different from those of Prelims. NABARD Grade A Mains exam will be held in selected cities and the complete list for the same is given below:
|S.No.||Exam Centres||S.No.||Exam Centres|
|1||Ahmedabad / Gandhinagar||12||Lucknow|
|2||Bangalore||13||Mumbai / Navi Mumbai / Thane|
|3||Bhopal||14||Delhi - NCR|
|5||Chandigarh - Mohali||16||Pune|
The Interviews may also be conducted in one of the above-mentioned centres for the NABARD Grade A exam. It will be intimated in the Interview call letters.
Admit Card 2021
NABARD Grade A Prelims admit cards have been released. All details related to the centre of examination, venue address, date, and time for both online Preliminary and online Main examinations and Interviews 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.
Note: For each of the shifts in NABARD Grade A Phase 2 , separate call letters will be released.
To download NABARD Grade A (RDBS)/ (Rajbhasha Service) Prelims Admit Card, Please Click Here
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 exam cut-off 2020 is as follows.
Previous year cut-off not only helps you to plan your strategy but also gives 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 Grade A 2020 Cut Off - (Discipline, Category Wise) Applied on Total
|Food/ Dairy Processing||-||84.50||106.25||-||119.50|
|Land Development – Soil Science||107.00||82.00||-||-||117.50|
|Agriculture Marketing/Agri business Management||-||-||105.00||-||110.00|
|Human Resource Management||-||-||116.25||105.50||139.25|
NABARD Grade A 2020 Cut Off - (Discipline, Category Wise) Applied on Objective test and Descriptive Paper
|Category||SC, ST, OBC, PWBD||EWS & Unreserved|
|Food/ Dairy Processing||40.25||44.50|
|Land Development – Soil Science||35.25||39.75|
|Agriculture Marketing/Agri business Management||31.75||36.00|
|Agriculture Economics/ Economics||56.25||60.75|
|Human Resource Management||45.50||52.00|
NABARD Grade A Prelims Cut Off 2020: (Test and Category wise)
|Animal Husbandry/ Dairy Technology||—||30.25||63.25||—||64.75|
|Economics & Agricultural Economics||64.25||65.50||76.50||73.25||103.25|
|Land Development – Soil Science||—||—||93.25||—||103.75|
|Plantation & Horticulture||—||—||59.75||—||70.50|
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 exam preparation would be appropriate guidance to walk you through the way of success.
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Phase 1 or Prelims
This is the first stage to qualify and the details of the online course provided are as follows:
- 470+ Video lessons on different topics of all the seven sections of the NABARD Grade A Phase 1 Exam.
- 270+ Study Notes to ease learning.
- Approx. 6000+ Practice Questions in the form of video lessons, 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.
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 stages. The details of the course are 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 lessons, 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.
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.
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.
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. Finding the appropriate NABARD Grade A exam study material is the most important thing before you commence your preparation. Some good books with their authors, for proper exam preparation, are mentioned below:
|Economic and Social Issues||Indian Economy||Uma Kapila or Mishra Puri|
|Indian Economy||Ramesh Singh|
|Indian Social System||Ram Ahuja / Rawat Publications|
|Agriculture & Rural Development||Agriculture at a Glance||R K Sharma and S K Bhoi|
|Rural Development||GPH Panel of Experts|
|Fundamental Of Agriculture Vol 2||Arun Katyan|
|A Competitive Book of Agriculture||Nem Raj Sunda|
|Rajbhasha||संपूर्ण हिन्दी व्याकरण और रचना||Lucent|
|सामान्य हिन्दी प्रतियोगी परीक्षाओं के लिए||lucent पब्लिकैशन|
|सामान्य हिन्दी||अग्रवाल ग्रुप ऑफ पब्लिकैशन|
|सरल हिन्दी व्याकरण||साहित्य भवन / पुष्पलता सिंह|
|मानक हिन्दी व्याकरण एवं रचना||सरस्वती पब्लिकैशन / कमल सत्यर्थी|
|राजभाषा हिन्दी||डॉ भोलानाथ तिवारी|
|हिन्दी साहित्य का इतिहास||आचार्य रामचन्द्र शुक्ल|
|हिन्दी शब्द सामर्थ्य||कैलाश चंद्र भाटिया|
|राजभाषा भारती E Book||https://rajbhasha.gov.in/hi/e_book|
|हिन्दी मासिक पत्र पत्रिकाएं||
|नोट: हिन्दी राजभाषा से संबंधित विषयों पर अधिक जानकारी हेतु https://rajbhasha.gov.in/hi का अध्ययन आवेश्यक है ।|
|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 & Composition||Wren & Martin|
|Word Power Made Easy||Norman Lewis|
|Descriptive General English||SP Bakshi|
|Computer Awareness||Objective Computer Awareness||Arihant|
|General Awareness||Lucent GK Knowledge||Lucent Publication|
Once you are confident enough of your preparation for both NABARD Grade A Phase 1 & Phase 2, it would be important to also gather some information related to Phase 3 - Interview stage. You can refer to the below-mentioned blog and collect some useful information:
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.
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:
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.
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.
Pre-Recruitment Training 2021
NABARD will also be conducting a 'Pre-Recruitment / Pre-Exam Training' for SC/ST/OBC/PWBD candidates. This training will be free of cost. The candidates will have the choice to opt for the training. Such candidates who wish to attend the training will have to apply separately to the Chief General Manager, NABARD at any one of the centres mentioned in the table below. The application should be sent by Aug 09, 2021.
|Pre – Recruitment Training|
|Gujarat - NABARD Tower, Opp. Municipal Garden, Usmanpura, Ahmedabad 380 013|
|Karnataka - NABARD Towers, 46, K.G. Road, Bangalore 560 009|
|Madhya Pradesh - E-5, Arera Colony, Bittan Market, P.O. Ravishankar Nagar, Bhopal 462 016|
|Odisha - "Ankur", 2/1 Nayapalli, Civic Centre, Bhubaneshwar 751 015|
|Punjab/Haryana - Plot No.3, Sector 34-A, Chandigarh 160 022|
|Tamil Nadu - 48 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600034|
|Uttarakhand - IT-42, IT Park, Sahastradhara Road, Dehradun 248013|
|Assam - G.S. Road, Opp. Assam Secretariat, Dispur, Guwahati 781001|
|Andhra Pradesh/Telangana - 1-1-61, R.T.C. Cross Roads, Musheerabad, Hyderabad 500 020|
|Rajasthan - 3, Nehru Place, Tonk Road, Jaipur 302015|
|Jammu & Kashmir - Railway Road Railhead Complex Near Saraswati Dham Jammu – 180012|
|West Bengal - NABARD BHAWAN, Block : DP-2, Sector-V, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700091|
|Uttar Pradesh - 11, Vipin Khand, Gomtinagar, Lucknow 226 010|
|Head Office, Mumbai - C-24/G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051|
|New Delhi - 24 Rajendar Place, New Delhi 110125|
|Bihar - Maurya Lok Complex, Block B, 4&5 Floors, Dak Bungalow Road, Patna 800 001|
|Maharashtra - 54 Wellesley Road, Shivaji Nagar, Pune 411 005|
|Chhattisgarh - Ananya, Plot No.01, Sector-24 Opposite Central Park Atal Nagar, Nava Raipur 492101|
|Jharkhand - NABARD Jharkhand RO, Near Water Tank, Bariatu-Booty Road, Ranchi 834009|
|Meghalaya - U PHEIT KHARMIHPEN Bldg, 2nd & 3rd Floor, Plot No.28(2), Dhanketi, Near Law College, Shillong 793 003|
|Kerala - Punnen Road, Statue, Thiruvananthapuram 695 039|
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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:What is the eligibility criteria for NABARD Grade A recruitment?
A:Depending upon the stream you are applying for, your eligibility criteria differs. For Protocol and Security Service the age limit is 25 to 40 years and for RDBS / Rajbhasha Service it is 21-30 years.
Q3:Is there any sectional Cut off in NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam?
A:The NABARD Grade A Prelims exam consists of two sections- Qualifying and Merit. Marks obtained in the merit section will be the basis for selection to the next stage.
Q4:What is this Qualifying and Merit section in NABARD Grade A exam?
A:The NABARD Grade A Prelims consists of two sections - Qualifying which includes Reasoning, English Language, Computer Awareness, Decision Making, Quantitative Aptitude. The Merit section includes - General Awareness, Economic and Social Issues, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Q5:Is there any restriction on the number of attempts while applying for NABARD Grade A exam?
A:No, there is no such restriction on the number of attempts.
Q6:In how many stages does the NABARD Grade A process take place?
A:NABARD Grade A is a three stage process - Prelims, Mains and Interview for RDBS/ Rajbhasha. The Interview marks have been increased to 50.
Q7:What is the procedure for recruitment to NABARD Grade A Protocol and Security Service?
A:Selection to NABARD Grade A Protocol and Security Service is a one stage process ie Interview. The interview is of 100 marks.
Q8:What is the meaning of the EWS category coming under the general category?
A: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.
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