Eligibility Criteria


Eligibility Criteria 2021

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

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 notificationthe 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.
  • 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)

StreamEducational Criteria (As on July 01, 2021)
General
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate
    OR
  • Post Graduate degree, MBA/PGDM with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate
    OR
  • CA/ CS/ICWA OR Ph.D from Institutions recognized by GOI/UGC.
Agriculture
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate
    OR
  • Post Graduate degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/ Agronomy) with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate from a recognized University / Institution.
Agriculture Engineering
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Engineering with 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate
    OR
  • Post graduate degree in Agriculture Engineering with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate from a recognised University / Institution.
Animal Husbandry
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Sciences / Animal Husbandry from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate
    OR
  • Post Graduate degree in Veterinary Sciences / Animal Husbandry with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate.
Fisheries
  • Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries Science from a recognized University/Institution with 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 55%) in aggregate
    OR
  • Post graduate degree in Fisheries Science with 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 50%) in aggregate.
Forestry
  • Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from a recognized University/Institution with 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate
    OR
  • Post graduate degree in Forestry with 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate.
Plantation/Horticulture
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate
    OR
  • Post Graduate degree in Horticulture with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate.
Land Development-Soil Science
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with 60% marks (PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate
    OR
  • Post Graduate degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with a minimum of 55% marks (PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate from a recognized University / Institution
Water Resources
  • Bachelor’s degree in Hydrology/Applied Hydrology or Geology/Applied Geology with Hydrogeology /Irrigation /Water Supply & sanitation as one of the subjects with 60% marks (PWBD applicants 55%) in aggregate
    OR
  • Post Graduate degree in Hydrology/Applied Hydrology or Geology/Applied Geology with Hydrogeology /Irrigation /Water Supply & sanitation as one of the subjects with 55% marks in aggregate (PWBD applicants 50%) from a recognized University.
Finance
  • BBA (Finance/Banking) / BMS (Finance/Banking) with 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 55%)
    OR
  • Two years full time P.G. Diploma in Management (Finance) / Full time MBA (Finance) degree with 55% (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 50%) from Institutions / Universities recognized by GoI /UGC with Bachelor's Degree in any discipline. Candidates will be required to submit a certificate from Institution/University regarding specialization in finance
    OR
  • Bachelor of Financial and Investment Analysis with 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 55%)
    OR
  • 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 01-07-2021
    OR
  • CFA.
Computer and Information Technology
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer Applications/Information Technology with 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 55%) in aggregate
    OR
  • A post graduate degree in Computer Science/ Computer Technology/Computer Applications/Information Technology with 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 50%) in aggregate from a recognized university.

Educational Criteria - (RAJBHASHA)

StreamEducational Criteria (As on July 01, 2021)
Rajbhasha
  • (i) Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university in English or Hindi medium with Hindi and English as a compulsory or elective subject with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%) or equivalent in aggregate and (ii) PG Diploma in Translation (minimum one year) in Hindi to English and vice-versa from any recognized University. Candidates must have studied English and Hindi as subjects in at least 02 years of bachelor’s degree course.
    OR
  • Master’s Degree in HINDI with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%). Candidates must have studied English as main/ elective subject in at least 02 years of bachelor’s degree course.
    OR
  • Master’s Degree in ENGLISH with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%). Candidates must have studied Hindi as main/elective subject in at least 02 years of bachelor’s degree course.

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Age Criteria

Apart from the usual educational criteria that you need to follow, fulfilling the age criteria is equally important. NABARD specifies the age criteria for the Grade A post, which can be 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

PostAge 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

Age Relaxation

Apart from the above-mentioned age criteria that NABARD usually follows in all its examinations, it also provides certain relaxation with respect to the upper age limit for some categories. All the reserved categories that are mentioned in the official NABARD Grade A notification 2021, will be entitled to receive the relaxation in age while applying for this post.

Note: No 'cumulative' relaxation will be provided to any candidate belonging to any category. 

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



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