NABARD GRADE A 2020

NABARD Grade A Highlights 2020

NABARD has released tentative dates for NABARD Grade A Phase 2 exam. NABARD Grade A Phase 2 exam will be tentatively conducted in first week of September 2020. NABARD Grade A recruitment is a golden opportunity for candidates who are looking for a aspiring job in Agriculture and Rural Development areas is finally out. Given below are some major highlights of the NABARD Grade A 2020 Exam..

NABARD Grade A Highlights 2020

Conducting BodyNABARD
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 Notification 2020

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) 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. NABARD Grade A notification 2020 is out finally for 150 vacancies in various categories like Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS), Legal Services, Protocol and Security Service and Rajbhasha Service. NABARD Grade A 2020 online application starts from 15th January 2020 and ends on 3rd February 2020.

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2020

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 2020 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 NABARD Grade A.

Know details about the expected Exam Syllabus for NABARD Grade A 2020

NABARD Grade A Prelims Syllabus

NABARD Grade A syllabus for 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 different number of questions so the NABARD Grade A syllabus for each section is mentioned below

NABARD Grade A Syllabus for General Awareness 

General Awareness
Current Affairs – National & International
Budget
Awards and Honours
Important Days
International & National Organizations
Sports
Books and Authors
Science – Inventions & Discoveries
Countries & Capitals

NABARD Grade A Syllabus for English Languauge

English Language
Error Spotting
Sentence Rearrangement
Reading Comprehension
Passages
Synonyms
Idioms & Phrases etc.

NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude 

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

NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Reasoning

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

NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Computer Knowledge

Computer Knowledge
Computer Languages
Basic Hardware and Software
History of Computer
Devices
Viruses and Hacking
MS Office
Networking
DBMS

NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Economic & Social Issues

Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India)
Nature of Indian Economy
Structural and Institutional features
Economic underdevelopment
Opening up the Indian Economy
Globalisation
Economic Reforms in India
Privatisation
Inflation
Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India
Measurement of Poverty
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
Industrial and Labor Policy
Industrial performance
Regional Imbalance in India's Industrial Development
Rural banking and financial institutions in India
Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector
Globalisation of Economy
Role of International Funding Institution
IMF & World Bank
WTO
Regional Economic Co-operation
Multiculturalism
Social Justice
Positive Discrimination in favor of the under privileged

NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Agriculture

Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)
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, fertilisers, 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, biofuels, 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 2015. 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.

NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Rural Development

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 Mains

NABARD Grade A second stage is the Mains exam. NABARD Grade A 2020 Mains exam consist of two sections only - General English (Descriptive) and objective MCQ which again contains two parts- for general stream - Agriculture & Rural Development and Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) and for 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 2020 Mains will be of English Language which is descriptive type online mode. The detailed NABARD Grade A syllabus is given below

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

NABARD Grade A 2020 Mains Paper 2 consist of two parts. Part one will contain questions from Economic and Social Issues and Agriculture and Rural Development (focus on Rural India) for post covered under general stream and another part will have questions from specialized field. The detailed NABARD Grade A syllabus is given below:

NABARD Grade A Agriculture Syllabus

Agriculture & Rural Development s (with focus on Rural India)
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, fertilisers, 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, biofuels, 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 2015. 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.

NABARD Grade A Rural Development Syllabus

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 Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) Syllabus

Economic & Social Issues s (with focus on Rural India)
Nature of Indian Economy
Structural and Institutional features
Economic underdevelopment
Opening up the Indian Economy
Globalisation
Economic Reforms in India
Privatisation
Inflation
Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India
Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India
Measurement of Poverty
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
Industrial and Labor Policy
Industrial performance
Regional Imbalance in India's Industrial Development
Rural banking and financial institutions in India
Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector
Globalisation of Economy
Role of International Funding Institution
IMF & World Bank
WTO
Regional Economic Co-operation
Multiculturalism
Social Justice
Positive Discrimination in favor of the under privileged

NABARD Grade-A Exam Pattern 2020

The ‘NABARD Grade A’ notification is one of the most awaited 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 test you on various parameters examining your skills with respect to various subjects. You need to qualify in the 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 NABARD Grade A  exam 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 2020

The NABARD Grade A exam 2020 is an objective type test, that will test you on the basis of your 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 how well you can perform in all the different sections, maintaining the speed & time simultaneously. The details of 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 2020

NABARD Grade A 2020 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 General English (Descriptive - writing skills - online through key board. The paper will have descriptive questions) 100 1 hours and 30 mintues (90 Mintues)
Paper 2 for Grade A (RDBS)
  • General Post: Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)
  • Specialized Discipline: Paper on related discipline
100 1 hours and 30 mintues (90 Mintues)
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 Mintues)
Paper 2 for Grade A (Legal Services) The Paper will have multiple choice questions (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). 100 1 hours and 30 mintues (90 Mintues)

NABARD Grade A Phase 3 Interview 2020

If you manage to qualify in the NABARD Grade A 2020 exam and secure a sufficiently high rank in merit, you will be shortlisted for the third phase ie ‘ NABARD Grade A interview’. The maximum marks allocated to the Interview stage are 25. The applicants to be called for interview for NABARD Grade-A will be in the ratio of 1:5 respectively.

NABARD Grade A Exam Dates 2020

The  NABARD Grade A 2020  notification has all the details regarding the exam date for Phase 1 ie Preliminary exam. Phase 2 ie Mains is scheduled to take place on the first week of september, 2020. Interview date will be intimated later. You should go through these dates by going through official NABARD Grade A notification 2020. Since the NABARD Grade A notification 2020 is out and NABARD Grade A Prelims is schedule to take place on 25th February so you should start your preparation.

NABARD Grade A Exam Dates 2020

EventsExam Dates
Online Registration and Payment of Online Fees/Intimation Charges January 15, 2020 to February 03, 2020
Last date for submission of NABARD Grade A Online Applications February 03, 2020
Download of Phase 1 (Preliminary Exam) Admission Letters February 14, 2020
NABARD Grade A Phase 1 Date (Preliminary Exam)  February 25, 2020
NABARD Grade A Phase 1 result Declared (Preliminary Exam) March 23, 2020
NABARD Grade A Phase 2 Date (Mains Exam) September 24, 2020
NABARD Grade A Mains Result Declaration Date To be Announced

NABARD Grade A Salary 2020

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 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 you 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. 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 2020

NABARD has come out with 150 vacancies in total for NABARD Grade-A 2020. Further distribution of the vacancies category wise can be get here in the table. For detail breakup of vacancies you can also refer to 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( Rajbjasha) 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 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 2020

Since the NABARD Grade A notification has been released, the first important step should be to ensure whether you are eligible to appear in the respective examination and if you 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:

NABARD Grade A Educational Criteria

You need to follow a certain educational criteria as mentioned in the official notification of NABARD Grade A 2020. Details can be inferred from the table given below

StreamEducational Criteria
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS) 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.
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS) 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.
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS) 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.
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS) 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.
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS) 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.
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS) 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.
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS) 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.
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS) 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.
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS) 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.
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS) 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.
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS) 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.
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS) 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.
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS) 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%)
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS) 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.
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS) 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.
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (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.
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (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.

NABARD Grade A Age Criteria

You need to fulfill the criteria with respect to age. The minimum age at the time of application should be 21 years and maximum age should be 30 years as on 1/01/2020.

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 AGE RELAXATION

NABARD Grade A notification 2020 also has age relaxation criteria. If you come under reserved category, you need to produce documents in support of that as and when asked by the concerned authority. There are some exceptions to the age criteria where certain relaxations are provided according to various categories as mentioned below:

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

NABARD GRADE A 2020: HOW TO APPLY Online

The online application is the first step in an examination process, once the notification of any exam gets released. Since the NABARD Grade-A notification is out, therefore you need to be well aware of the complete application process. You should not wait for the last date to apply for the NABARD Grade A recruitment 2020. Application for NABARD Grade-A 2020  has started from 15th January. NABARD Grade A 2020 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 2020 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 2020. 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 the 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 2020 Prelims and Mains are 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 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
Tamilnadu 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 form Prelims. NABARD Grade A Mains exam will be held in selected cities and the list for the same is given below:

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

NABARD Grade A Admit Card 2020

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 call letter/ Information Handout etc. will be sent by post/ courier.

NABARD Grade A Previous Year Cut Off

Preparing for NABARD Grade A 2020 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 2020 and how much efforts should you be putting in to reach close to that score and maybe more. The NABARD Grade A 2020 cut off is as follows:

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

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 overall cut off to get into the merit list. The sectional cut off for NABARD Grade A Prelims 2020 is given below -

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

NABARD Grade A Prelims Cut Off  2019: (Test and Category Wise)

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. So given below is the cut off for NABARD Grade A Prelims 2019. You can have a look into the NABARD Grade A previous year cut off and plan accordingly.

CategoryREELCKGAESARQA
(20)(40)(20)(20)(40)(40)(20)
SC, ST, OBC, PWBD 1.00 5.75 2.50 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.25
EWS, Unreserved 3.00 10.75 4.00 2.50 3.00 3.25 4.25

NABARD GRADE A PRELIMS CUT OFF 2019: (DISCIPLINE AND CATEGORY WISE)

NABARD Grade A also has overall cut off according to the discipline for which you applied for. Given below is the discipline wise NABARD Grade A Prelims cut off for 2019.

DisciplineCategory
SCSTOBCEWSURHILDMD
General 109.50 100.50 117.00 111.00 129.00 65.25 92.25 43.75
Animal Husbandry / Dairy Technology - 31.50 60.25 - 62.75
Economics & Agricultural Economics 66.00 66.50 75.00 74.25 101.25
Environment 48.50 33.50 70.25 - 94.00
Food Processing 41.25 - 67.75 - 88.50
Forestry - 47.25 55.25 - 79.25
Finance 53.00 24.00 35.25 62.00 94.50
Land Development (Soil Science) 80.00 - 93.00 - 102.50
Plantation & Horticulture - - 59.00 - 69.25

NABARD Grade A Mains Cut Off  2019: Discipline and Category Wise (Applied on Obejective and Descriptive Paper)

The second stage for NABARD Grade A Prelims is Mains. Nabard Grade A Mains also has descriptive paper so the overall cut off for NABARD Grade A Mains 2019 is mentioned in the table below:

PaperIII
DPES
(100)(100)
CategoryFor All PostGeneralAnimal Husbandry / Dairy TechnologyEconomics & Agricultural EconomicsEnvironmentFood ProcessingForestryFinanceLand Development (Soil Science)Plantation & Horticulture
SC, ST, OBC, PWBD(HI, LD & MD) 56.00 40.75 42.50 37.50 56.75 34.00 46.25 43.75 22.25 25.25
EWS, Unreserved 58.00 45.50 49.75 60.50 41.25 40.00 52.25 51.25 28.75 30.75

NABARD Grade A Mains Cut Off  2019: Discipline and Category Wise (Applied on Total)

The overall cut off for NABARD Grade A 2019 according to the different posts and categories is given below. These cut off pertains to Nabard Grade A 2019 main examination.

DisciplineCategory
SCSTOBCEWSURHILDMD
General 115.50 111.75 120.75 118.50 127.50 101.00 111.00 105.25
Animal Husbandry / Dairy Technology - 111.00 125.50 115.00 128.25
Economics & Agricultural Economics 100.00 105.75 105.75 101.00 116.00
Environment 113.75 115.25 125.50 - 132.50
Food Processing 107.50 - 96.25 - 121.25
Forestry - 121.00 120.50 - 131.50
Finance 118.00 105.25 103.75 132.00 133.75
Land Development (Soil Science) 94.00 - 100.50 - 108.25
Plantation & Horticulture - - 96.75 - 106.25

NABARD Grade A Cut Off  2019: Select List

The final cut off for NABARD Grade A 2019 is prepared by the marks obtained by you in the Mains objective type exam and Interview. This cut off varies with respect to different categories.

DisciplineCategory
EWSOBCOBC-HIOBC-MDSCSTURUR-LDUR-MD
Animal Husbandry / Dairy Technology 148.25 168.25 - - - 165.5 158.75 - -
Economics & Agricultural Economics 138.75 134.25 - - 124.75 135 141.5 - -
Environment - 162 - - 148.25 138.25 157 - -
Finance 147 147.75 - - 140 - 157.75 - -
Food Processing - 145.5 - - 129.5 - 153.5 - -
Forestry - 152 - - - 152 157 - -
General 149.25 152.25 121 126.25 146.75 149.25 154 142.5 135.75
Land Development (Soil Science) - 133.25 - - 125.25 - 138.25 - -
Plantation & Horticulture - 127.75 - - - - 134.5 - -

NABARD Grade A Cut Off 2019: Wait List

Besides having the final merit list NABARD also reserves waitlist for NABARD Grade A 2019. The NABARD Grade A waitlist for each category is mentioned below in the table:

DisciplineCategory
EWSOBCOBC-LDSCSTUR
Animal Husbandry / Dairy Technology 131 154.5 - - 130.25 156
Economics & Agricultural Economics 134 134.25 - 123 132.75 140.25
Environment - 151.75 - 148.25 - 156
Finance - 134.75 - - - 156.5
Food Processing - 129.25 - - - 146.75
Forestry - 147.5 - - 143.25 150.75
Land Development (Soil Science) - 131.5 - 123 - 132.5
Plantation & Horticulture - 127.25 - - - 134

To know about Last years cut off please click here

NABARD GRADE A ONLINE COACHING 2020

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’ 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 2020

NABARD Grade A Free Mock Tests 2020

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 2020 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 2020 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.

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NABARD Grade A Preparation Strategy 2020

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 2020

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 2020 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 Blogs

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 Prelims 2020: Important Topic from January 2020 Yojana Magazine

Full form of IFAD with All Details

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

Best Books For NABARD Grade A & B 2020 Exam Preparation

Full Form of NABARD with All Details

NABARD, RBI, SEBI : 3 Exams 1 Career!!!

NABARD Grade A, B Salary, Work Balance, Benefits, Hierarchy and Promotions

NABARD Grade A Exam Analysis

NABARD Grade A being one of the most promising and demanding jobs requires proper planning, strategy and hardwork. Exam analysis is part of your planning. By going through previous year 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 2020 exam below:

NABARD Grade A Result

Once the whole procedure for the NABARD Grade A recruitment 2020 is over and all the online exam procedure is over, the result of NABARD Grade A 2020 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 2020 will also have marks obtained by you.

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

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: Can those students who are appearing in Final year of Graduation apply for any post in NABARD Grade ‘A/B’ recruitment?

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.


Q2: In NABARD Grade A/B exam, can I choose Hindi language as the exam language?

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


Q3: Is the NABARD Grade ‘A/B’ examination in ONLINE or OFFLINE mode?

NABARD Grade A/B 2020 exam will be in online mode.


Q4: Is there any sectional CUT-OFF in NABARD Grade A/B Exam?

Yes. NABARD Grade A/B exam both have sectional cut-off along with the overall cut off.


Q5: Is NABARD Grade A/B Officer Job transferable?

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.


Q6: How many attempts are there in NABARD Grade ‘A/B’ Exam?

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


Q7: What is the age limit for the NABARD Grade ‘A/B’ post?

The minimum age of the candidates applying for NABARD Grade A must be 21 years & maximum age limit is 30 years and for the candidates applying for NABARD Grade B Exam, minimum age should be 21 years and maximum age should be 35 years


Q8: Are there any vacancies reserved for EWS category?

There are vacancies mentioned for EWS category for the post of NABARD Grade A Officer, but there are no vacancies reserved for NABARD Grade B Officer post.


Q9: What is the meaning of EWS category?

EWS category refers to 'Economically Weaker Sections'. The Central Govt. has introduced this reservation for Economically Weaker Sections among the General category of candidates.This provision was introduced to provide 10% reservation in higher education and government jobs to those who although belong to General category but:  * their gross family annucal income lies below 8 Lakh.  * if the agricultural land owned by their family is less than 5 acres. * if the residential flat owned by the family is less than 1000 sq.ft. * if the residential plot owned by the family is less than 100 sq. yards (in notifiied municipalities) & less than 200 sq yards in other than notififed municipalities.