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Notification 2021

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.


The level of the examination majorly depends on the number of vacancies. A high number of vacancies implies that the level of the NABARD Grade A examination will be easy in comparison to a more difficult paper when the number of vacancies is low. A total of 155 NABARD Grade A vacancies 2021 have been released for the post of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ in Rural Development Banking Service, Rajbhasha Service, and Protocol & Security Service. Given below are the complete details of the NABARD Grade 'A' vacancies.

Sr. No.POST / DISCIPLINENo. of Vacancies
I Assistant Manager (RDBS)
1 General 31 10 5 22 6 74 7
2 General Agriculture 5 2 1 4 1 13
3 Agriculture Engineering 1 1 - 1 - 3
4 Animal Husbandry 1 1 - 1 1 4
5 Fisheries 3 1 - 2 - 6
6 Forestry 1 1 - - - 2
7 Plantation/Horticulture 2 1 - 2 1 6
8 Land Development/Soil Science 1 - - 1 - 2
9 Water Resources 1 - - 1 - 2
10 Finance 8 3 1 6 3 21
11 Computer/Information Technology 6 3 - 4 2 15
AM (RDBS) – Total 60 23 7 44 14 148  
II Assistant Manager(Rajbhasha) 2 1 1 - 1 5 1#

How to Apply Online

The NABARD Grade A 2021 application is the most important part of the examination phase. If you fill in any incorrect details, you will be at the risk of getting your candidature cancelled at the last moment and all your efforts may go in vain. Therefore, it is extremely necessary to know the complete NABARD Grade A application process properly. To assist you with this we have provided step by step process of filling the NABARD Grade A application form.

NABARD Grade A 2021 exam Step by Step Application Process -

  • Log into the official website of NABARD, i.e.
  • Check out the ‘’ notice 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 the ‘Validate your details and ‘Save & Next' buttons
  • Upload the documents (Photo & Signature) taking care of the specifications
  • A handwritten declaration in the format mentioned in the official notification also needs to be uploaded
  • Verify for the last time before ‘Final Submit’
  • Select the ‘Payment’ tab to remit the application fee
  • Submit & save a copy of the online application form
  • Guidelines for Uploading the Photograph
    • The dimensions of the photograph must be 200 x 230 pixels
    • The photograph must be clear and passport size
    • The file size of the photograph should be between 20KB - 50 KB
  • Guidelines for Uploading the Signature
    • The signature should be clear and legible
    • The file size of the signature should be between 10KB and 20KB. If it is below the limit or if it exceeds the mentioned limit, the application will be rejected

Application Fee

After the complete details have been submitted in the application form of NABARD Grade A 2021, the last step to complete the process is the payment of the application fee. Without the payment of the fees, the NABARD Grade A 2021 application will not be complete. The fee payment will also be done in the online mode and you have to choose one option among the various online options given. You need to select an appropriate option and complete the NABARD Grade A official notification application process by paying the required fee.

Expected Fee for the NABARD Grade A Officer 2021 is given below.

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 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.

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Exam Centres

NABARD Grade A notification 2021 mentions all the details regarding the exam centres where NABARD Grade A exam will be held. You will be allotted an exam centre depending on your choice of city where you will be required to appear for the NABARD Grade A 2021 exam. Under no circumstances will the NABARD Grade A exam centre allotted will be changed. NABARD can make any change in the list of exam centres at its discretion.

NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Centres

The exam centre for NABARD Grade A 2021 prelims and mains differ. The NABARD Grade A prelims centres are 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
Tamil Nadu 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

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NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Centres

The exam for NABARD Grade-A mains will be conducted in selected cities which are given below:

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

Admit Card 2021

NABARD Grade A 2021 Prelims admit cards have been released now. The call letters will contain all the details regarding the exam venue, date, and timing will be mentioned. You have to produce a print of the admit card along with a valid identity proof in original and its photocopy at the time of the examination, else you will not be allowed to appear in the examination. You can download the NABARD Grade A admit cards from the official website of NABARD. Please note that the NABARD Grade A 2021 admit cards will be available online only, no admit card will be sent by post.

Note: For each of the shifts in NABARD Grade A Phase 2, separate call letters will be released.