NABARD Grade A Rajbhasha

Highlights 2021

NABARD Grade A Rajbhasha

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, (NABARD) has invited applications from eligible candidates for the post of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ for Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS), Rajbhasha Service, and Protocol & Security Service (P&SS). NABARD is an apex institution and provides an excellent opportunity to those who wish to work in the government sector. The notification/s for the above-mentioned posts has/have been released and this is just the right time to start preparing for the same.

NABARD Grade A ‘Rajbhasha Service’ is one such opportunity for those who are eligible and interested. Before you go on with filling up the application form for the same, you should thoroughly go through the notification and all the relevant details from an exam point of view. The online application already commenced on July 17, 2021. Let’s look at the NABARD Grade A Rajbhasha Service recruitment in detail.

NABARD Grade A Prelims admit cards for the Rajbhasha service have been released!

NABARD Grade A Highlights 2021

Conducting AuthorityNational Bank For Agriculture and Rural Development
NABARD Website
Name of the Posts Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’
(RDBS, Protocol & Security Service and
Rajbhasa Service)
Mode of application Online
Stages of Exam Three Stages-
  • Phase 1- Preliminary Exam (8 sections)
  • Phase 2- Mains Exam
  • Phase 3- Personal Interview
Maximum marks & Time duration
  • Phase 1- 200 marks, 2 hours
  • Phase 2-
    • • Paper 1- 100 marks, 1 hour 30 minutes
    • • Paper 2 (Objective + Descriptive)-
      100 marks, 2 hours
  • Phase 3- 50 Marks
Opening Date for Submission of Online
July 17, 2021
Closing Date for Submission of Online
August 07, 2021
NABARD Grade A Phase I (Preliminary)
Online Examination
September 18, 2021
Number of Vacancies 155 (More Details)
Official Notification PDF Click Here
NABARD Grade A 2021 (RDBS) / (Rajbhasha Service)
Prelims Admit Card
September 01 to 18, 2021 (Click Here)

NABARD Grade A Rajbhasha Exam Pattern

NABARD announced vacancies for the post of Assistant Manager (Grade A) in 'Rajbhasha Service’ recently. The selection process is divided into three phases. Major changes have been announced by NABARD in its exam pattern this year. In Phase 1, all the sections have been grouped into two and have been divided into a qualifying section & merit section. To be able to qualify for Mains, all the candidates will have to necessarily score in the merit section. The scores obtained in this section will be considered for further selection. The structure of the NABARD Grade A Rajbhasha exam pattern is as follows.

Phase 1 Preliminary Examination (Online Exam will consist of 8 sections)
Phase 2 Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQs and Descriptive Pattern
Phase 3 Interview

Phase 1/ Prelims Exam Pattern

Phase 1 of the NABARD Grade A exam is going to be an objective type test, that will test you on the basis of your knowledge and skills in various subjects like - Quantitative Aptitude, Test of Reasoning, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness, Economic and Social Issues, English Language, Agriculture & Rural Development. A new subject of 'Decision Making' has also been introduced this time. A composite time of 120 minutes will be provided to attempt all the sections. The complete details of the NABARD Grade A Phase 1 exam pattern are as follows.

Nature of Test Test NameNo. Of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
Qualifying Quantitative Aptitude 20 20 Composite time of 120 minutes
Reasoning Ability 20 20
Computer Knowledge 20 20
English Language 30 30
Decision Making 10 10
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
Total 200 200 2 Hours

Points to be noted:

  • The candidates for the Mains examination will be shortlisted based on the marks secured in the Merit Section only.
  • For every wrong answer, 1/4th marks assigned to that question will be deducted from your total score.

Phase 2/ Mains Exam Pattern

The Mains exam or Phase 2 for the post of Rajbhasha will also be conducted online and will consist of a combination of ‘objective’ & ‘descriptive’ papers. There will be two papers in this phase. Paper 1 will be an online descriptive test of General English which will carry 100 marks and 90 minutes will be allotted for the same. Paper 2 will be stream specific paper and will consist of both ‘Objective’ & ‘Descriptive’ tests. Descriptive answers will have to be typed in Hindi using a keyboard. A total of 120 minutes will be allotted for the same.

PaperSubjectType of PaperNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
Paper I General English Online Descriptive (Answers to be typed using keyboard) 3 100 90 Minutes
Paper II Stream Specific Objective 30 50 30 Minutes
Descriptive Type (Answers to be typed using keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)) 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
Total 100 (Paper II) 2 Hours (Paper II)


  • For every wrong answer, 1/4th of marks assigned to that question will be deducted from your total score.
  • There will be sectional and overall cut-offs.


All the candidates who will be able to clear Phase 2 or Mains, by attaining a sufficiently high score will be called for the final stage of Interview in the ratio of 1:3. The candidates who score minimum cut-off marks and above will only be called for the Interview round. The Interview round will be of 50 marks.

NABARD Grade A Rajbhasha Syllabus

NABARD Grade A is one of the most important and much-awaited examinations. Needless to say, the competition is not going to be easy either. Therefore, you need to be assured from all sides before you sit for the exam. Gathering all exam-related information is most important before commencing your preparation and noting down the syllabus should be your first step once you have gone through the exam pattern. The knowledge of the syllabus will assist you in forming a good preparation plan in advance and will save your time while maximizing your productivity. Read the complete syllabus for NABARD Grade 'A' Rajbhasha below.

राजभाषा अधिनियम राजभाषा नियम का संक्षिप्त नाम, विस्तार और प्रारम्भ, राजभाषा - संवैधानिक/वैधानिक प्रावधान, राजभाषा वर्गीकृत क्षेत्र, केन्द्रीय हिन्दी समिति , राजभाषा से संबन्धित पुरस्कार योजनाएँ, प्रमुख हिन्दी प्रकाशन,
राजभाषा आयोग अनुच्छेद ,343 ,344, 345 , 348, भारत की प्रमुख भाषाएँ, संविधान में सम्मिलित भाषाएं, संविधान की आठवी अनुसूची का परिचय, हिन्दी और उसकी संवैधानिक स्थिति
हिन्दी भाषा उपभाषाएँ ,बोली, लिपि, हिन्दी दिवस का परिचय, हिन्दी भाषा एवं साहित्य का संक्षिप्त इतिहास, हिन्दी भाषा मे अनुवाद, वाक्य एवं वर्तनी अशुद्धि, मुहावरे , लोकोक्तियाँ, हिन्दी व्याकरण का परिचय, (संज्ञा ,सर्वनाम , क्रिया , विशेषण ,पुरुष , वचन , लिंग ), पर्यायवाची , विलोम एवं अनेकार्थी शब्द , वाक्यांश के लिए एक शब्द

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Once you acquaint yourself with the knowledge of the complete syllabus for the NABARD Grade 'A' Rajbhasha exam, your next step should be to look for suitable study material. Books play a very important role in exam preparation and thus you should have the best books by your side. Refer to the books mentioned below for the Rajbhasha exam and ace the exam with flying colours.

Economic and Social Issues Indian Economy Uma Kapila or Mishra Puri
Indian Economy Ramesh Singh
Indian Social System Ram Ahuja / Rawat Publications
Agriculture & Rural Development Agriculture at a Glance R K Sharma and S K Bhoi
Rural Development GPH Panel of  Experts
Fundamental Of Agriculture Vol 2 Arun Katyan
A Competitive Book of Agriculture Nem Raj Sunda
Rajbhasha संपूर्ण हिन्दी व्याकरण और रचना Lucent
सामान्य हिन्दी प्रतियोगी परीक्षाओं के लिए lucent पब्लिकैशन
सामान्य हिन्दी अग्रवाल ग्रुप ऑफ पब्लिकैशन
सरल हिन्दी व्याकरण साहित्य भवन / पुष्पलता सिंह
मानक हिन्दी व्याकरण एवं रचना सरस्वती पब्लिकैशन / कमल सत्यर्थी
राजभाषा हिन्दी डॉ भोलानाथ तिवारी
हिन्दी साहित्य का इतिहास आचार्य रामचन्द्र शुक्ल
हिन्दी शब्द सामर्थ्य कैलाश चंद्र भाटिया
राजभाषा भारती E Book
हिन्दी मासिक पत्र पत्रिकाएं
  • हँस ( अक्षर प्रकाशन )
  • संस्कृति ( प्रभात पब्लिकैशन )
  • साहित्य अमृत ( प्रभात पब्लिकैशन )
नोट: हिन्दी राजभाषा से संबंधित विषयों पर अधिक जानकारी हेतु का अध्ययन आवेश्यक है ।
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 Rajbhasha Exam Dates

The official notification of NABARD Grade A recruitment 2021 for Rajbhasha service was released on the official website recently and has all the relevant details. NABARD has indicated the Phase 1 exam to be held somewhere around the last week of August/ first week of September. The online application/registration window was open from July 17, 2021, and closed on till Aug 07, 2021. Read all the information related to exam dates from the table below. NABARD Grade A Prelims admit cards for the Rajbhasha service have also been released on Sept 01, 2021!

NABARD Grade A Exam Dates 2021

EventsExam Dates
Online Registration and Payment of Online Fees/Intimation Charges July 17, 2021
Last date for submission of NABARD Grade A Online Applications August 07, 2021
Download of Phase 1 (Preliminary Exam) Admission Letters
(RDBS) / (Rajbhasha Service)
September 01 to 18, 2021
(Click Here)
NABARD Grade A Phase 1 Date (Preliminary Exam) September 18, 2021
NABARD Grade A Phase 1 result Declared (Preliminary Exam) To be notified later
NABARD Grade A Phase 2 Date (Mains Exam) To be notified later
NABARD Grade A Mains Result Declaration Date To be notified later
NABARD Grade A Interview Dates To be notified later

NABARD Grade A Rajbhasha Vacancy

NABARD has just released the official notification for the post of Assistant Manager (Grade A) in RDBS, Rajbhasha Service & PSS. The number of vacancies is a fair indicator of what the exam is going to be like from the difficulty point of view. A good number of candidates apply for this exam thus making the competition tougher. A total of 155 vacancies have been announced by NABARD this year, for all the Grade A posts. To check the complete post-wise breakup, have a look at the table below.

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#

NABARD Grade A Rajbhasha Eligibility Criteria

As soon as a notification arrives and one like NABARD Grade ‘A’, it is followed by a lot of confusion and sometimes misinformation too. Before filling up an application form, you need to ensure your eligibility first. NABARD has made some significant changes in its pattern and eligibility for various posts this year. The basic eligibility requirements to apply for the post of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ - Rajbhasha Service are:

  • 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


  • 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 their Bachelor’s degree course.
  • Candidates should be able to translate English to Hindi and Hindi to English.

Check complete details of the NABARD Assistant Manager (Rajbhasha) eligibility criteria from the table given below.

StreamEducational Criteria (As on July 01, 2021)
  • (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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Age Criteria

Apart from the usual educational criteria that you need to follow, fulfilling the age criteria is equally important. NABARD specifies certain age criteria for the Assistant Manager post. The NABARD Grade A notification has all the details related to the age criteria. The age bracket 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)
Rajbhasha The candidate must be between 21 and 30 years of age as on 01-07-2021, i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-07-1991 and not later than 01-07- 2000

Age Relaxation

For candidates belonging to reserved categories, there is a provision of age relaxation as per the government norms. The age relaxation is given on the upper age limit. If you belong to any of the reserved categories and seek age relaxation, please look at the table below.

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

How To Apply

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.
  • Check out the ‘’ 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 print of the application form and fee receipt for future use

Application Fee

The online application process for NABARD Grade A 2021 will not be considered complete until you pay the fees. You are required to pay the fees in online mode.The Bank transaction charges will also be borne by the candidates.The application fee details according to the various categories are as follows:

For SC/ ST/ PWBD Rs.150
For all others Rs. 800
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NABARD Grade A Rajbhasha Previous Year Cut-off

To get an idea about the exam level, it is always good to refer to the previous year cut-offs, which may give you a correct picture of the NABARD Grade A exam and the extent to which you need to prepare for it. As the exam is held in three phases, therefore it is extremely important to know the last year cut-offs for all the phases. You need to secure the minimum specified marks to ensure your selection. Check the last year cut-offs for NABARD Assistant Manager 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
EWS, UNRESERVED 2.25 8.50 3.25 1.75 2.00 1.00 1.25

NABARD Grade A Discipline & Category-wise Overall Cut Off

General 98.50 92.00 104.00 95.75 118.50 51.00 - 77.75 31.00
General Agriculture - 62.25 82.25 61.75 99.50
Agriculture Engineering 62.50 - 82.25 - 96.50
Food/ Dairy Processing - 33.25 71.00 - 87.75
Land Development – Soil Science 70.50 33.50 - - 88.25
Environmental Engg/Sciences 49.50 22.25 48.75 - 82.00
Agriculture Marketing/ Agri business Management - - 56.25 - 71.00
Geo Informatics - - 26.50 - 45.75
Agriculture Economics/Economics 55.50 - 72.75 31.00 93.75
Information Technology 74.50 50.75 69.25 34.75 94.25
Chartered Accountant 37.00 36.50 37.75 44.25 57.50
Company Secretary 50.25 - 47.25 - 50.25
Finance 31.75 32.75 25.75 35.25 65.50
Human Resource Management - - 27.50 # 66.25
Statistics - - 33.25 - 61.50
AM (Rajbjasha) 23.75 25.00 - - 34.25 - 25.00 - -
AM (Legal) 36.75 28.50 - - 84.50 - - - -

NABARD Grade A Discipline & Category-wise Overall Cut Off: Points Applied on Objective test And Descriptive Paper

CategorySC, ST, OBC, PWBDEWS & Unreserved
For All Post - T1 GE (DP) (100) 43.00 49.00
T 2 ESI & ARD / SPL (100)
General 41.75 46.00
General Agriculture 16.25 24.00
Agriculture Engineering 22.75 31.25
Food/ Dairy Processing 40.25 44.50
Land Development – Soil Science 35.25 39.75
Environmental Engg/Sciences 28.25 35.50
Agriculture Marketing/Agri business Management 31.75 36.00
Geo Informatics 24.25 29.25
Agriculture Economics/ Economics 56.25 60.75
Information Technology 23.50 29.25
Chartered Accountant 33.75 38.00
Company Secretary 31.75 37.25
Finance 31.50 39.50
Human Resource Management 45.50 52.00
Statistics 18.25 30.75
Rajbjasha 51.25 57.50
Legal 27.50 33.50

NABARD Grade A Mains/ Phase 2 Cut Off: Discipline & Category-wise Cut Off Points Applied on total

General 116.75 115.25 117.00 117.00 126.00 91.00 - 110.00 NA
General Agriculture - 100.00 112.00 103.50 117.75
Agriculture Engineering 101.00 - 108.50 - 125.25
Food/ Dairy Processing - 84.50 106.25 - 119.50
Land Development – Soil Science 107.00 82.00 - - 117.50
Environmental Engg/Sciences 107.25 101.50 114.75 - 124.75
Agriculture Marketing/Agri businessManagement - - 105.00 - 110.00
Geo Informatics - - 93.00 - 103.00
Agriculture Economics/Economics 129.00 - 137.00 123.25 145.75
Information Technology 102.50 100.50 97.25 93.75 113.75
Chartered Accountant 97.25 - 102.75 97.75 110.50
Company Secretary 106.75 - 99.25 - 119.50
Finance 109.50 102.25 103.25 100.75 122.50
Human Resource Management - - 116.25 105.50 139.25
Statistics - - 108.25 - 122.00
AM (Rajbjasha) 119.75 98.75 - - 131.50 - 110.50 - -
AM (Legal) 114.00 89.75 - - 121.50 - - - -

Asssitant Manager (RDBS) 2020 CUT OFF- Select List

AGRI ECO/ECO 157.00 170.25 164.00 - 181.75 - - -
AGRI ENGG - 152.00 131.00 - 155.00 - - -
AGRI MKTG/AGRI BUS MGMT - 133.75 - - 139.25 - - -
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT 132.00 141.50 120.25 * 148.75 - - -
COMPANY SECRETARY - 141.25 148.50 - 153.75 - - -
ENV ENGG/SCI - 148.75 138.75 154.25 161.75 - - -
FINANCE 126.75 147.00 147.50 136.00 164.00 - - -
FOOD/ DAIRY PRO - 155.25 - 123.25 @ 145.00
GEN AGRI 139.25 138.75 - 140.25 144.50 - - -
GENERAL 150.25 148.75 151.25 151.00 157.75 - 147.50 -
GEO INFORMATICS - 139.00 - - 136.25 - - -
HUMAN RES MGMT 161.25 157.50 - - 174.25 - - -
IT 134.75 127.00 141.25 138.75 145.00 - - -
LAND DEV - SOIL SCI - - 138.25 145.75 156.00 - - -
STATISTICS - 140.00 - - 172.00 - - -
ASST. MANAGER (RAJBHASHA) - - 171.50 146.75 173.00 - - 156.00
ASST. MANAGER (LEGAL) - - 151.00 135.50 153.00 - - -

NABARD Grade A Rajbhasha Online Course

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 Rajbhasha Service, 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 direction to your preparation. The course will guide you in the best possible way. Read complete details about what the online course entails.

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Preparation Strategy

NABARD Grade A is one such examination that is awaited by most of the aspirants as it is one of the most lucrative jobs existing in India today. 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. One most important point that should be kept in mind is that practice is what will eventually lead you to success. Practice as many mock tests as possible for the NABARD exam and make your preparation fullproof.


Exam preparation is usually accompanied by a lot of confusion, misinformation and many other things. To be able to prepare well, first you should be able to read the syllabus thoroughly and then start preparing your plan keeping the exam pattern in mind. There is no end to learning and collecting more and more knowledge. Thus, you should also be open to all sources of knowledge and information which may add up to your preparation. You can refer to the below-mentioned blogs that have some useful information relevant to NABARD Grade ‘A’ 2021 Exam.

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Useful Videos

To excel in your examination, it is extremely necessary that you grab every opportunity that comes your way which may give an edge over other candidates. The opportunity may also be in the form of additional information regarding the examination/study material in the form of notes, online PDFs or videos. ixamBee provides some useful information through the videos which will help the candidates in preparing for NABARD Grade A exam.