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The post of NABARD Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) includes various disciplines like General, Finance, Computer/Information Technology, and many more. NABARD Grade A IT Officer is one such post covered under NABARD Assistant Manager recruitment. It is advised to read all the instructions carefully and ensure that you fulfil all the eligibility criteria before applying for the NABARD Grade A IT Officer post. More detailed information can be inferred below.
NABARD Grade A Highlights 2022
|Conducting Authority||National Bank For Agriculture and Rural Development|
|Name of the Posts||Computer and Information Technology|
|Mode of application||Online|
|Stages of Exam||Three Stages-
|Maximum marks & Time duration||
|Opening Date for Submission of Online
|To be notified later|
|Closing Date for Submission of Online
|To be notified later|
|NABARD Grade A Phase I (Preliminary)
|To be notified later|
|NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Date||To be notified later|
|Number of Vacancies||To be notified later|
|NABARD Grade A IT Official Notification PDF||Click Here|
|NABARD Grade A 2021 Final Result||Click Here|
Exam Pattern 2022
NABARD IT exam pattern will have three stages- Phase 1, Phase 2, and Interview. The selection process is described below-
- Phase 1/ Prelims - Online Written Examination - 200 Marks
- Phase 2/ Mains - Online Written Examination ( mix of MCQ and descriptive pattern) - 200 Marks
- Phase 3- Personal Interview – 50 Marks
Phase 1 Exam Pattern
NABARD Grade A Prelims 2022 for IT Officer is an online objective test. IT Officer Phase 1 or Prelims for NABARD Grade A consists of eight sections namely -Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, Computer Knowledge, English Language, General Awareness, Agriculture and Rural Development (with focus on Rural India), Economic and Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) and Decision Making.
This year NABARD has introduced some major changes in exam pattern for Phase 1. There are two sections - Qualifying and Merit sections.
- The Qualifying section includes Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude and Decision Making
- Merit section includes ESI and ARD and General Awareness
Further details are in the table below.
|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|
Note - Decision Making is the new section included in the NABARD Grade A Prelims. Shortlisting for the NABARD Grade A Mains for IT Officer will be based on marks scored in the Merit section only.
Phase 2 Exam Pattern
NABARD Grade A IT Mains exam is divided into two papers - Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is of General English and descriptive in nature while Paper 2 contains questions of multiple-choice and descriptive nature of IT-related field. The qualifying ratio for the Mains would be 1:25. Further details on the NABARD Grade A IT Officer exam pattern is given below.
|Paper||Grade A||Type of Paper||Total Questions||Total Marks||Duration||Remarks|
|Paper I||General English||Online Descriptive||3||100||90 Minutes||Descriptive Answers to be typed using keyboard|
|Paper II||Stream Specific Paper||Objective||30||50||30 minutes|
|Descriptive Type||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||Descriptive
Answers to be typed using keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)
Once you clear the NABARD Grade A IT Officer Mains exam, you will be called for the Interview round in the ratio of 1:3. This NABARD Grade A interview is of 50 marks. The final merit for the NABARD Grade A IT Officer post will be based on marks scored by you in the Phase 1 Merit section + Phase 2 and interview.
A correct planning strategy can only be framed when you have a thorough understanding of the NABARD IT Officer syllabus 2022. You need to keep yourself updated on all aspects to make sure that you succeed in the NABARD Grade A exam of IT post. Get the complete IT syllabus for the NABARD Grade A exam from the table below.
Detailed exam syllabus for NABARD Grade A Prelims for IT post.
|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|
Details for Phase 2 - Paper 1 can be obtained from the table below.
|English (Writing Skills)||Essay, Precis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence.|
Details for Phase 2 - Paper 2 can be obtained from the table below.
|1||Introduction to software|
|3||Data Structure,File Structure and programming through C, C++, JAVA and Python|
|4||Elements of Systems analysis and designs|
|5||Numerical and Statiical Computing|
|6||Data Communication and Networks.|
|7||Computer Architecture and Network architecture|
|8||Object Oriented Systems|
|9||Database Management system using RDBMS|
|12||Management Information Systems|
|13||Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile Computing|
|14||Design and Analysis of algorithms|
|15||Basics of AI , ML and natural language processing|
|17||Big data Analytics|
|16||Data Modelling and Analytics|
|18||Concept of data visualisations using reporting tools|
|19||Data warehousing with analytical capabilities|
|20||API usage for cross user interaction and data exchange|
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|Data structure||Aron M Tenenbaum|
|Dbms||Kurth and Sudarshan|
|Networking||Andrew S Tenenbaum|
|Algorithms||Thomas h comments|
|Oops for c++ and Java||The complete reference|
|Software engineering||Roger s pressman|
|Data warehousing||Paulraj ponniah|
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Eligibility Criteria 2022
You should ensure that you fulfill the NABARD IT Officer eligibility 2022 before filling up the online application form so that your candidature doesn't get cancelled at a later stage. Have a detailed look at the eligibility criteria below.
To be eligible to apply for NABARD Grade A IT recruitment you must be a Graduate in Computer Applications/ Information Technology or related field with 60% marks or a postgraduate with 55% marks in the same field. This percentage may vary according to your category. Further educational details can be inferred from the table below.
|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 has prescribed certain age limit criteria for the NABARD Grade A IT exam. As per the notification, you must be between 21 and 30 years of age as on July 1, 2021. For more details, please look at the table below.
|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|
NABARD Grade A provides certain upper age limit relaxation for candidates belonging to reserved categories. In case you belong to any such reserved category, you are eligible to seek age relaxation. You need to produce the related certificates as and when required. Details can be obtained from the table below.
|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)||
The official notification of the NABARD Grade ‘A’ Assistant Manager contains all the relevant details of the exam. NABARD Assistant Manager (IT) calendar 2022 is given below.
NABARD Grade A Exam Dates 2022
|Online Registration and Payment of Online Fees/Intimation Charges||To be notified later|
|Last date for submission of NABARD Grade A Online Applications||To be notified later|
|Download of Phase 1 (Preliminary Exam) Admission Letters
(RDBS) / (Rajbhasha Service)
|To be notified later|
|NABARD Grade A Phase 1 Date (Preliminary Exam)||To be notified later|
|NABARD Grade A (RDBS) / (Rajbhasha Service)
Phase I Result
|To be notified later|
|Call Letter for NABARD Garde A Online Main Exam (Phase – II)||To be notified later|
|NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Date||To be notified later|
|Result for NABARD Garde A RDBS Online Main Exam (Phase – II)||To be notified later|
|Result for NABARD Garde A Rajbhasha Online Main Exam (Phase – II)||To be notified later|
|NABARD Garde A Interview Date||To be notified later|
|NABARD Grade A 2021 Final Result||Click Here|
The candidates who are able to qualify all the three phases of the NABARD exam and get selected as NABARD Officers will receive a starting basic pay of Rs.28150/- p.m. in the scale of Rs.28150-1550(4)-34350-1750(7)–46600–EB-1750(4)-53600- 2000(1)-55600 applicable to Officers in Grade 'A'. They will also 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. 70,000/-.
|NABARD Grade A||
- Selected candidates will be governed by "the defined contribution to New Pension Scheme (NPS)' along with Gratuity and Optional Group Term Insurance Plan.
- NABARD Assistant Manager (IT) can be posted or transferred anywhere in India.
- A NABARD Grade A (AM) will be selected on a probationary basis and the period can be extended to a maximum of 1 year.
Job Profile 2022
Working in an esteemed organization like NABARD is a dream for many. While you prepare for the NABARD exam, it will be prudent to take a quick look at the roles and responsibilities that you will have to take up once you are selected as a NABARD Officer. The office timings of a NABARD Grade ‘A’ officer would be: 9:30 AM to 5.30 PM, five days a week. Let us look at some basic roles & responsibilities of a NABARD Grade A (IT) :
- Taking care of the Data Centre, which is a crucial part of the banks in which the data and core banking applications are saved.
- Looking after the software due to which the day-to-day functioning of the banks can be run smoothly.
- Troubleshooting any communication or software issues that arise in the bank’s computers while working.
- Taking security measures, testing & evaluating new technologies used by the bank.
NABARD offers great opportunities as far as career growth is concerned. Promotions are time-based until a certain post, but after that it solely depends on the number of vacancies at higher level. Once you are appointed as a NABARD Grade ‘A’ IT Officer, you can get promoted after going through departmental exams and Interviews. The hierarchy of posts right from the post of Assistant Manager is as follows.
The number of vacancies is the first and foremost thing that any job aspirant searches or enquires about. NABARD Grade ‘A’ is one of the most sought after jobs and thus its increased popularity is paramount. A good number of vacancies can make the task slightly easier for the candidates looking at the tough competition. If the vacancies are less in number, the fight gets a bit more serious. Have a look at the vacancies released for NABARD Grade ‘A’ IT post.
|Sr. No.||POST / DISCIPLINE||No. of Vacancies|
How To Apply Online 2022
The online application process is the most important step while you prepare for a big exam like NABARD Grade A (Assistant Manager). If you commit even the smallest error while applying for the exam, all your hard work may go in vain while you lose one precious attempt too. Therefore you should be fully aware of all the important details regarding the application and follow the step-by-step instructions as given below.
- 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 clicking on ‘Final Submit’
- Select ‘Payment’ tab to remit the application fee
- Take the print of the application form and fee receipt for future use
Once you are done filling out all the details in the online application form, the next important step in the NABARD Grade A IT application process is paying the online application fee. Without the fee payment, the application will not be considered complete. The application fee submitted online will be non-refundable. Find the fee details below.
|For SC/ ST/ PWBD||Rs.150|
|For all others||Rs. 800|
*The fee/intimation charges paid by staff members will be reimbursed on submission of fee receipt only if you satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post.
The NABARD Grade A IT exam admit card for the Phase 1 & Phase 2 will be available on the official website a few days prior to the examination. You can download your call letter few days before the exam. The admit card will contain all the important information related to the time and venue of the exam. Original photo id proof along with a print of the NABARD Grade A IT exam call letter is required to be produced at the exam centre while a photocopy of the id proof with passport photograph affixed will be collected by the invigilator.
Online Course 2022
NABARD Grade A (Assistant Manager) is one of the most awaited opportunities among the job aspirants. Having a chance to work in an esteemed organization like NABARD is a special experience. If you are one of those who have this dream of working in one such organization, NABARD Grade A recruitment is the best opportunity for you. For those who are eligible to apply for the Information Technology post, ixamBee has just launched an online course for the same.
To beat the heat and stay ahead of others, you need a specially curated course that can give a direction to your preparation. The course will give you a proper direction and a straight path to tread on leading to deletion of doubts and apprehensions. The NABARD Grade ‘A’ IT online course offers:
- 700+ Video lessons covering all subjects as per the new exam pattern (including Decision Making)
- 350+ Crisp Study Notes to supplement or ease the learning
- Approx. 12,000+ Practice Questions in the form of Concept clearing questions after each video lesson, Section tests, and Mock Tests
- Mock Tests: Get 15 Full-length Mock tests for Phase 1, 5 full-length Mock Tests for the Professional section (with evaluation and personalized feedback), and 5 full-length Mock Tests for Descriptive English (with evaluation and personalized feedback)
- Online Live Classes: Study at your own pace and time and get your doubts clarified by the experts through these live sessions. These experts have cleared RBI Grade B, Bank PO, SIDBI, and other competitive exams
- Interview Guidance: Our experts will provide interview guidance in the form of Mock Interviews and personal feedback on your performance
- Study plan: To guide you on how to go forward in your preparation.
Free Mock Test 2022
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NABARD Grade A is a significant examination that brings an excellent opportunity for those who dream to work in a government organization. This exam is awaited by most of the aspirants as it is one of the most lucrative jobs. Thus, it is extremely necessary to have a good exam strategy if you want to bag this chance.
- Before starting out on making a preparation plan, it is extremely important to know the syllabus and then go about making a plan according to the time you are left with based on how much exactly you need to cover.
- After the syllabus, the most important step would be grabbing the best study material.
- Also, identifying your strengths and weaknesses is also extremely important when it comes to making a preparation strategy for yourself.
- Avoid following a fixed strategy and make one that suits you. There will not be any fixed defined set of preparation tips ever that may work, so you need to twist them accordingly.
Previous Year Cut-off
The National Bank of Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) announced vacancies for the post of Assistant Manager under various disciplines. It also released vacancies for the post of Assistant Manager - IT. To be able to perform well in any exam, it is imperative that you opt for smart work in place of just hard work. Thus, you should first gather all important information relevant to the exam, before you start your preparation. Previous year cut-off is one such information which helps to a great extent. It not only gives you a fair idea of the previous year exam, but also gives you an insight into the difficulty level. This way you will be able to prepare an adjustable plan which meets your requirements. Check out the NABARD Assistant Manager IT previous year cut-offs below.
NABARD Grade A Prelims/ Phase 1 Cut off 2020
|SC, ST, OBC, PWBD||1.00||3.50||1.50||1.00||1.00||1.00||1.00|
NABARD Grade A Discipline & Category-wise Overall Cut Off
|Food/ Dairy Processing||-||33.25||71.00||-||87.75|
|Land Development – Soil Science||70.50||33.50||-||-||88.25|
|Agriculture Marketing/ Agri business Management||-||-||56.25||-||71.00|
|Human Resource Management||-||-||27.50||#||66.25|
NABARD Grade A Discipline & Category-wise Overall Cut Off: Points Applied on Objective test And Descriptive Paper
|Category||SC, ST, OBC, PWBD||EWS & Unreserved|
|For All Post - T1 GE (DP) (100)||43.00||49.00|
|T 2 ESI & ARD / SPL (100)|
|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 Mains/ Phase 2 Cut Off: Discipline & Category-wise Cut Off Points 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 businessManagement||-||-||105.00||-||110.00|
|Human Resource Management||-||-||116.25||105.50||139.25|
Assitant Manager (RDBS) 2020 CUT OFF- Select List
|EWS||OBC||SC||ST||UR||UR - HI||UR - VI||UR - LD|
|AGRI MKTG/AGRI BUS MGMT||-||133.75||-||-||139.25||-||-||-|
|FOOD/ DAIRY PRO||-||155.25||-||123.25||@||145.00|
|HUMAN RES MGMT||161.25||157.50||-||-||174.25||-||-||-|
|LAND DEV - SOIL SCI||-||-||138.25||145.75||156.00||-||-||-|
|ASST. MANAGER (RAJBHASHA)||-||-||171.50||146.75||173.00||-||-||156.00|
|ASST. MANAGER (LEGAL)||-||-||151.00||135.50||153.00||-||-||-|
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