NABARD Grade A Eligibility 2022

By Reena Pal | Updated on: Aug 11, 2022

NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria 2022

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The first important step while filling the NABARD Grade A 2022 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, therefore, it is essential that you check the NABARD Grade A eligibility before applying for the NABARD Grade A exam. All the details related to the NABARD Grade A eligibility criteria are specified below.

NABARD Grade A Educational Criteria- RDBS (As on July 01, 2022)

You need to follow certain educational criteria that are mentioned in the official notification, the details of which are as follows:

StreamEducational Criteria
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 01-07-2022
    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.

NABARD Grade A Educational Criteria - (RAJBHASHA) - (As on July 01,2022)

StreamEducational Criteria (As on July 01, 2022)
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.

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

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. 

PostAge Criteria
NABARD Grade A The candidate must be between 21 and 30 years of age as on 01-07-2022, i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-07-1992 and not later than 01-07-2001

NABARD Grade A Age Relaxation 

Apart from the above-mentioned age criteria, the NABARD notification 2022 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 2022, will be entitled to receive the relaxation in age while applying for this post.

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

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

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FAQs

No, 59.99% will be treated as less than 60%. Therefore, you are not eligible to apply for this exam. A minimum of 60% marks is required for all General category candidates and 55% marks for SC/ST/PWBD applicants.
No. There is no such relaxation mentioned specifically for the EWS category.
You can apply for NABARD Grade-A only in the case of the final result being declared as on the date mentioned in the notification.
No, candidates belonging to OBC category but coming under Creamy Layer cannot avail any relaxation.
Yes, such candidates will be eligible for age relaxation and fee exemption but nee to pay intimation charges.
PwBD candidates applying against unreserved posts are not eligible for any relaxation in educational qualification percentage, however, they can avail age and fee relaxation.

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