Highlights 2021

Great News for the NABARD Grade B aspirants! After the announcement of the result for NABARD Grade B Phase 1, NABARD has officially released admit card for Phase 2. NABARD Grade B Phase 2 exam is scheduled to take place on November 17, 2021. A total of 131 aspirants will be competing for 7 vacancies. Hence pull up your socks and be ready for Phase 2. ixamBee is ready to guide you to NABARD Phase 2 exam preparation through the NABARD Grade B Phase 2 course. Also, NABARD Grade B Admit Card 2021 has been released by NABARD on the official webiste. You can download the NABARD Grade B Admit card 2021 from Novembner 02,2021 to November 17,2021. 

NABARD Grade B Highlights 2021

Conducting AuthorityNational Bank For Agriculture and Rural Development
NABARD Website
Name of the Posts Manager in Grade ‘B’
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 and 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
    • • Paper 3 (Objective + Descriptive) - 100 marks, 2 hours
  • Phase 3- 75 Marks
Opening Date for Submission of Online
July 17, 2021
Closing Date for Submission of Online
August 07, 2021
NABARD Grade B Phase I (Preliminary)
Online Examination
September 17, 2021
NABARD Grade B Mains Exam Date November 17, 2021
Number of Vacancies 07
Notification PDF Click Here
NABARD Grade B 2021 (RDBS)
Phase I Result
October 14, 2021 (Click Here)
Call Letter for NABARD Grade B Online Main Exam (Phase – II) November 03, 2021 (Click Here)

Notification 2021 

The most awaited notification of NABARD Grade B is out on the official website. The notification is released for the post of Manager in the Rural Development Banking Service or RDBS. This time the notification has arrived with some major changes in the Exam Pattern, Educational criteria and Age limit. The application window starts on July 17, 2021, and ends on August 7, 2021. The notification has all the details regarding age, exam dates, qualifications and other important details.

NABARD Grade B Phase 2 exam date announced. Phase 2 of NABARD Grade B will take place on November 17, 2021.

NABARD Grade B notification is always one of the most awaited notifications and a golden opportunity for all the candidates who are interested in making their career in the agriculture field. Since NABARD Grade B Prelims is over, so without wasting any time, you should just plan out your preparation for NABARD Grade B Mains exam.

NABARD provides an additional facility of 'pre-recruitment training' for NABARD Grade B 2021 exam, for SC/ST/OBC/PWBD candidates free of cost. 


Vacancy 2021

NABARD Grade B notification 2021 will have all the details related to vacancies. These vacancies may vary for general and reserved categories. In the year 2021, NABARD Grade B has total 7 vacancies in Manager RDBS. Further details in the table below.

Name of the postCategoryTotal
Manager (RDBS): General 03 01 - 2 1 1 7

Eligibility Criteria 2021

This year in NABARD Grade B notification  2021, there are some major changes in the eligibility criteria wrt to education and age as well. NABARD jobs are preferred by most job aspirants who want a good job with all kinds of perks and benefits. Before you apply for the NABARD Grade B 2021 exam, you need to make sure if you are eligible according to the required qualifications mentioned by NABARD. You need to possess all the required qualifications in every respect as per NABARD to avoid the cancellation of your candidature in the future.

Educational Criteria (as on July 01, 2021)

As per NABARD's regulations, you need to possess certain educational qualifications to be eligible to apply for NABARD Grade B 2021 Manager post.

  • You need to possess a Post Graduate degree in any subject from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks (earlier it was 55%). This percentage may vary for candidates coming in the reserved categories. Also, you should possess a minimum of 60% in your 10th, 12th, Graduation and PG/ MBA /PGDM level which may vary for reserved category. Or
  • You should possess a minimum of 60% marks in your 10th, 12th, Graduation, PG and a professional degree, viz., CA/CS/ICWA Or
  • A minimum of 60% marks in your 10th, 12th, Graduation, PG and PhD is required which may vary for reserved category.


Besides this, you need to have a minimum of 3 years of experience in Banking, Finance or any Agriculture organization (for SC/PWD it is 02 years). Earlier, no such experience was required. 

The complete details of the latest NABARD Grade B education eligibility are given below.

PostEducation Criteria (As on July 01, 2021)
Manager (RDBS) - General
  • Post Graduate degree in any subject from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 55%) in aggregate. Candidates should have a minimum 60% or equivalent in 10th, 12th, Graduation and PG, MBA/PGDM at all levels OR a minimum 60% or equivalent in 10th, 12th, Graduation, PG, and a professional degree, viz., CA/CS/ICWA OR a minimum 60% or equivalent in 10th, 12th, Graduation, PG and Ph.D.
  • Experience: Minimum 03 years’ experience (SC/PWBD - 02 years) in related sectors viz., Banking, Finance, Agriculture & Allied and Rural Development is essential. Experience will be reckoned post minimum educational qualification (i.e. PG).
NOTE: All educational qualifications should have been obtained from Universities/ Institutions incorporated by an Act of Central or State legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section – 3 of UGC Act 1956.

Age Criteria ( as on July 01,2021)

If you are applying for NABARD Grade B Manager 2021, you need to meet up certain criteria wrt NABARD Grade B age limit. NABARD has updated the minimum and maximum age limit for the NABARD Grade B exam. The minimum age of an applicant  should be 25 years (earlier it was 21) and the maximum age should be 32 years (earlier it was 35).

PostAge Criteria (As on July 01, 2021)
Grade B Manager (RDBS) The candidate must have attained the age of 25 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than July 02, 1989 and not later than July 01, 1996).

To know more about NABARD Grade B eligibility criteria, please check here. 

Exam Pattern 2021

NABARD Grade B Notification has been announced. Before you start your preparation, you should be well aware of the NABARD Grade B exam pattern. Major changes have been announced by NABARD in its exam pattern this year. In NABARD Grade A Phase 1 exam pattern, all the sections have been grouped into two and have been included in the qualifying section & merit section. To be able to qualify for mains, all the candidates will have to score in the merit section. The scores obtained in this section will only be considered. The online exam is conducted in three phases and the candidates need to qualify the first phase (Prelims) in order to reach the second phase (Mains) of NABARD Grade B and finally appear in the last stage of the Interview.

NABARD Grade B 2021 will be conducted in three phases as follows:

Phase 1 Preliminary Examination (Online Exam)
Phase 2 Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive pattern
Phase 3 Interview

Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

An online exam will be conducted for NABARD Grade B 2021 Phase 1 or Prelims Exam. NABARD Grade B Prelims 2021 will be an online objective test divided into two sections- Qualifying section: English Language, Test of Reasoning, Computer Knowledge, Decision making, Quantitative Aptitude and Merit section i.e. General Awareness Economic & Social Issues (With a special focus on Rural India), and Agriculture and Rural Development (With a focus on Rural India). Detailed NABARD Grade B phase 1 exam pattern has been mentioned below:

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

Important Points:

  • Test of Reasoning, English Language, Decision Making, Computer Knowledge, and Quantitative Aptitude will come under the qualifying section 
  • General Awareness, ESI (Rural India being the major emphasis), and ARD (emphasizing Rural India) will come under the umbrella of the merit section.
  • 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 
  • There will be sectional and overall cut-offs

Main Exam Pattern

All the candidates who will qualify NABARD Grade B Phase 1 or Prelims will be called to appear in Phase 2 or Mains. NABARD Grade B Mains will also be an online test with a mix of objective and descriptive patterns. The NABARD Grade B Mains Exam will have three papers. Detailed NABARD Grade B Mains exam pattern is provided in the table below

SubjectType of PaperNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
Paper I
General English Online Descriptive (Answers to be typed using keyboard) 3 100 90 Minutes
Paper II
ESI & ARD 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 2 Hours
Paper III
Development Economics, Statistics, Finance and Management 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 2 Hours


All the candidates who will qualify in the NABARD Grade B Mains exam and secure a sufficiently high rank in merit will be short-listed for the third phase of the Interview. You can be asked any kind of questions ranging from personal, professional and subject-related. It is advisable to prepare well for the NABARD Grade B Interview stage to ensure your selection. The weightage of NABARD Grade B 2021 Interview shall be 75 marks. 


Working in an organization like NABARD is a matter of great respect. It takes a lot of hard work to get into one of the most prestigious organizations. NABARD conducts an online examination through which it selects eligible candidates for the post of Manager (Grade B). As it is not any small level job, you can expect a good level of exam. To beat the rest and grab a seat, you need to be one step ahead of others. Before you start your preparation for NABARD Grade B 2021, you should acquaint yourself with the complete NABARD Grade B syllabus.

NABARD Grade B syllabus is the most basic thing you need to be aware of, without which you will be directionless in your preparation. NABARD specifies a detailed NABARD Grade B syllabus for each of the subjects, which you need to study well. The detailed NABARD Grade B syllabus for each section is given below.

What's New?

  • This year Prelims will have an additional section - Decision Making and getting aware of this section should be the utmost priority.
  • Beside this, Paper 2 and Paper 3 of Phase 2 will consist of Objective + Descriptive type of questions.

Prelims Syllabus

The first phase of NABARD Grade B 2021 recruitment is the Preliminary exam. This will be an objective type online mode exam and consist of eight sections. The detailed NABARD Grade B syllabus for each section is given below.

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

Other than the sections mentioned above, Economic and Social issues and Agriculture and Rural Development will also be asked.

Mains Syllabus

This is the second stage for NABARD Grade B 2021. It consists of three papers - one descriptive and two objective+ descriptive type papers. 

  • NABARD Grade B 2021 Phase 2 will consist of three papers. Paper 1 will consist of a Descriptive English paper where you will be required to write an essay, letter, report, comprehension and paragraph. Paper 2 will be objective + descriptive consisting of Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture and Rural Development where you will have to study the rural areas of India.  Paper 3 will also be an objective + descriptive consisting of questions from Economics, Statistics, Finance & Management.

The details of the NABARD Grade B syllabus is given below.

Paper 1 Syllabus

The first paper of NABARD Grade B 2021 Phase 1 is of descriptive type online mode. The detailed NABARD Grade B syllabus is given in the table below.

English (Writing Skills) Essay, Precis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence

Paper 2 Syllabus 2021

Paper 2 of NABARD Grade B Mains 2021 is an objective + descriptive type exam containing questions from Economic and Social Issues and Agricultural and Rural Development. The NABARD Grade B syllabus for the same is given below.

Economic & Social Issues Syllabus

Economic & Social Issues Nature of Indian Economy - Structural and Institutional features - Economic underdevelopment - Opening up the Indian Economy - Globalisation - Economic Reforms in India - Privatisation. Inflation - Trends in Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual Income. Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India - Rural and Urban - Measurement of Poverty - Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government. Population Trends - Population Growth and Economic Development - Population Policy in India. Agriculture - Characteristics / Status - Technical and Institutional changes in Indian Agriculture - Agricultural performance - Issues in Food Security in India - Non Institutional and Institutional Agencies in rural credit. Industry - Industrial and Labour Policy - Industrial performance - Regional Imbalance in India's Industrial Development - Public Sector Enterprises. Rural banking and financial institutions in India - Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector. Globalisation of Economy - Role of International Funding Institutions - IMF & World Bank - WTO - Regional Economic Co-operation. Social Structure in India - Multiculturalism - Demographic trends - Urbanisation and Migration - Gender Issues Joint family system - Social Infrastructure - Education - Health and Environment. Education - Status & System of Education - Socio -Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy - Educational relevance and educational wastage - Educational Policy for India. Social Justice: Problems of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes - socio-economic programmes for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other backward classes. Positive Discrimination in favour of the under privileged - Social Movements - Indian Political Systems - Human Development. Current Economic & Social Issues.

Agriculture and Rural Development Syllabus

  • Agriculture: definition, meaning and its branches, Agronomy: definition, meaning and scope of agronomy, Classification of field crops, Factors affecting on crop production, Agro Climatic Zones
  • Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems, Problems of dry land - Seed production, seed processing, seed village
  • Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory, Precision Farming, Organic farming
  • Soil and Water Conservation: Major soil types, soil fertility, fertilizers, soil erosion, soil conservation,watershed management
  • Water Resource: Irrigation Management: types of irrigation, sources of irrigation, crop-water requirement, command area development, water conservation techniques, micro-irrigation, irrigation pumps, major, medium and minor irrigation
  • Farm and Agri Engineering: Farm Machinery and Power, Sources of power on the farm- human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass, bio fuels, water harvesting structures, farm ponds, watershed management, Agro-Processing, Controlled and modified storage, perishable food storage, godowns, bins and grain silos.
  • Plantation & Horticulture: Definition, meaning and its branches. Agronomic practices and production technology of various plantation and horticulture crops. Post-harvest management, value and supply chain management of Plantation and Horticulture crops.
  • Animal Husbandry: Farm animals and their role in Indian economy, Animal husbandry methods in India, common terms pertaining to different species of livestock, Utility classification of breeds of cattle. Introduction to common feeds and fodders, their classification and utility.
  • Introduction to poultry industry in India (past, present and future status), Common terms pertaining to poultry production and management. Concept of mixed farming and its relevance to socio-economic conditions of farmers in India. Complimentary and obligatory nature of livestock and poultry production with that of agricultural farming.
  • Fisheries: Fisheries resources, management and exploitation - freshwater, brackish water and marine; Aquaculture- Inland and marine; biotechnology; post-harvest technology. Importance of fisheries in India. Common terms pertaining to fish production.
  • Forestry: Basic concepts of Forest and Forestry. Principles of silviculture, forest mensuration, forest management and forest economics. Concepts of social forestry, agroforestry, joint forest management. Forest policy and legislation in India, India State of Forest Report 2017. Recent developments under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
  • Agriculture Extensions: Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programmes, Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra's (KVK) in dissemination of Agricultural technologies.
  • Ecology and Climate Change: Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, their sustainable management and conservation. Causes of climate change, Green House Gases (GHG), major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis, distinguish between adaptation and mitigation, climate change impact to agriculture and rural livelihood, carbon credit, IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings, funding mechanisms for climate change projects, initiatives by Govt of India, NAPCC, SAPCC, INDC. Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities; recent trends, major challenges in agriculture measures to enhance viability of agriculture. Factors of Production in agriculture; Agricultural Finance and Marketing; Impact of Globalization on Indian Agriculture and issues of Food Security; Concept and Types of Farm Management.
Rural Development
  • Rural Area: Concept of Rural Area, Structure of the Indian Rural EconomyImportance and role of the rural sector in India- Economic, Social and Demographic Characteristics of the Indian rural economy, causes of Rural Backwardness
  • Rural population in India: Occupational structure, Farmers, Agricultural Labourers, Artisans, Handicrafts, Traders, Forest dwellers/tribes and others in rural India- Trends of change in rural population and rural workforce; problems and conditions of rural labour; Issues and challenges in Handlooms
  • Panchayati Raj Institutions: Functions and Working. MGNREGA, NRLM – Aajeevika, Rural Drinking water Programmes, Swachh Bharat, Rural Housing, PURA and other rural development programmes

Paper 3 Syllabus 

NABARD Grade B Paper 3 will be based on Finance & Management, Statistics and Development Economics. You must be aware of all the detailed syllabus of paper 3 to reach the next stage ie the Interview Phase. The NABARD Grade B syllabus is given below.

Development Economics, Statistics, Finance and Management
Development Economics: Measures of development, Economic Development Models, role of subsidies, importance of savings and investment, Importance of agriculture, Terms of trade in agriculture, Development issues in India – Post 2017 Agenda.
Statistics: Basic statistical concepts, Summarizing of data, Frequency distribution, Measures of Central Tendency, Relative dispersion, Elementary Probability, Relative Frequency Approach, sampling, Axiomatic Approach, Analysis of frequency distribution, Correlation, Regression, Sampling Methods, Time Series Analysis.
Finance: Financial system in India; Regulation of Banks & Financial Institutions, Banking and financial Institutions in India; financial system- features, characteristics and issues; Micro finance, its significance and importance; Union Budget; Project finance- Assessment and Sources for block capital, working capital, Infrastructure financing- Risk Management in Banking Sector, Sources of capital, instruments and methods, salient features; Development finance- scope and needs of development finance; Concept of project cycle management, Private and Social Cost Benefit significance of development finance, , Financial Inclusion – Use of Technology, Public Private Partnership
Management: Management: its nature and scope; The Management Processes; Planning, Organisation, Staffing, Directing and Controlling; The Role of a Manager in an Organisation.
Leadership: The Tasks of a Leader; Leadership Styles; Leadership Theories; A successful Leader versus an effective Leader
Human Resource Development: Concept of HRD; Goals of HRD; Performance Appraisal - Potential appraisal and development - Performance Counselling - Career Planning - Training and Development - Rewards - Employee Welfare. Motivation, Morale and Incentives: Theories of Motivation; How Managers Motivate; Concept of Morale; Factors determining morale; Role of Incentives in Building up Morale.
Communication: Steps in the Communication Process; Communication Channels; Oral versus Written Communication; Verbal versus non-verbal Communication; upward, downward and lateral communication; Barriers to Communication, Role of Information Technology. Corporate Governance: Factors affecting Corporate Governance; Mechanisms of Corporate Governance.


Exam Dates 2021

NABARD Grade B notification 2021  have all the details related to the exam and other important dates. The NABARD Grade B  2021 notification is out and the application window starts from July 17, 2021. The last date to apply is August 7, 2021. Phase 1 is scheduled to be held on September 17, 2021. Phase 2 will take place on November 17, 2021. For more details, refer to the NABARD Grade B exam dates 2021 below.

NABARD Grade B Exam Dates 2021

EventsExam Dates (Tentative)
Online Registration and Payment of Online Fees/Intimation Charges July 17, 2021
Last date for submission of online Applications August 07, 2021
Download of Phase 1 (Preliminary Exam) Admission Letters August 31 to September 17, 2021
(Click Here)
NABARD Grade B Phase 1 Date (Preliminary Exam) September 17, 2021
NABARD Grade B 2021 (RDBS)
Phase I Result
October 14, 2021 (Click Here)
Call Letter for NABARD Grade B Online Main Exam (Phase – II) November 03, 2021 (Click Here)
NABARD Grade B Mains Exam Date November 17, 2021
Result Declaration Date To be notified later

Salary 2021

NABARD jobs are quite popular among the job aspirants who are preparing hard for long to get a secure job. NABARD provides excellent growth opportunities to all its employees and offers great pay, which is one of the reasons why people prefer a job in NABARD. NABARD Grade B being a Managerial post certainly offers attractive emoluments along with other benefits. A NABARD Grade B 2021 salary initially will be Rs 35,150/- p.m in the pay scale of Rs 35150-1750(9)- 50900-EB-1750(2)-54400-2000(4)-62400(16 years) excluding all perks and allowances. A NABARD Grade B Manager will also receive other allowances like DA, LCA, HRA etc. The Gross emoluments will come to be around Rs 78,000/- p.m.

Name of postSalary
  • Basic pay - Rs. 35150/- p.m.
  • Pay scale - 35150 - 1750 (9) - 50900 - EB - 1750(2) - 54400 - 2000 (4) - 62400 (16 years)
  • Initial monthly Gross emoluments - Approximately Rs. 78,000/- p.m.

Job Profile

A candidate who is selected in NABARD Grade B 2021 Examination will be given the designation of 'Manager'. One can get promoted further by appearing in departmental examinations. A NABARD Grade B Manager is entrusted with the following responsibilities.

  • Loan Approvals
  • Maintaining coordination with different departments
  • Monitoring the accounting procedures
  • Ensure proper functioning of the office
  • Maintaining customer relationships

Marking Scheme

Just like all other competitive exams, NABARD follows a fixed marking criteria for NABARD Grade B 2021 Examination for the post of Managers (RDBS).

  • All the questions in NABARD Grade B 2021 Exam will carry different marks. Some questions will have 1 mark & some will have 2 marks in Mains.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for the questions that carry 1 mark and 0.50 marks will be deducted for the questions that carry 2 marks in NABARD Grade B 2021. 

NABARD Grade B Marking Scheme

QuestionsNumber of Marks
For correct answers 1 Mark or 2 Marks
For wrong answers For 1 Mark question: Negative Marking of 0.25 Marks
For 2 Mark question: Negative Marking of 0.50 Marks 
For not attempted 0 (no marks)

Exam Language

You must ensure that you fulfil all the criteria to be eligible for NABARD Grade B 2021. NABARD provides the option of choosing a language of your own in both Prelims and Mains of NABARD Grade B. You can choose between English and Hindi Language in both Prelims and Main exam but the English Language section of NABARD Grade B can only be attempted in English.

How to Apply Online

As soon as the NABARD Grade B notification is out the first step is to apply online failing. So you must be aware of the basic steps that need to be followed while filling the NABARD Grade B 2021 application form.

NABARD Grade B 2021 Step by Step Application Process -

  • Log into 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 the 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.
  • Verify for the last time before ‘Final Submit’.
  • Select the "Payment" tab to remit the application fee.
  • Finally 'submit' the application form.

Application Fee

The application process for NABARD Grade B 2021 exam will not be considered complete unless the application fee is paid. As the mode of the NABARD Grade B exam is online, the fee payment will also be done in the online mode. The fee amount will vary according to the category. The fee details of NABARD Grade B is given below.

For SC/ ST/ PWBD Rs.150
For all others Rs.900
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Exam Centre

NABARD allots various exam centres to conduct its online examination. NABARD Grade B Exam will be held in all the centres given by NABARD and the exam will be held all across the country. You have to select your choice of centre while filling the NABARD Grade B online application form. No request to change this preference will be entertained later. Therefore you need to fill up your choice of centre carefully in one go. NABARD reserves the right to make changes to the list. 

Prelims Exam Centre

The NABARD Grade B exam centre for prelims and mains differ so you must choose a centre very wisely. The exam centres for NABARD Grade B Prelims are given in the table given below.

StatesExam centers
Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Srikakulam, Guntur, Kadapa, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Tirupati, Kakinada, Eluru, Vizianagaram.
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun.
Assam Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur
Bihar Arrah, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea
Chandigarh Chandigarh-Mohali.
Chhattisgarh Bhilai, Bilaspur, Durg-Bhilai, Raipur.
Goa Panaji-Mapusa
Gujarat Ahmedabad / Gandhinagar, Anand, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara.
Haryana Hisar, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Sonipat, Ambala, Panipat.
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Shimla, Solan, Mandi, Kangra
Jammu &Kashmir Samba, Jammu, Srinagar
Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Dharwad, Hassan, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi, Mandya
Kerala Alappuzha, Ernakulam/Kochi, Kannur, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, 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, Satara, Ratnagiri, Chandrapur, Solapur, Latur, Dhule, Jalgaon.
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, Sangrur
Rajasthan Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur, Alwar
Sikkim Gangtok-Bardang.
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Vellore, Thirupur, Erode, Virudhunagar, Namakkal, Nagercoil.
Telangana Hyderabad/Rangareddy, Karimnagar, Warangal, Khammam
Tripura Agartala.
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida, Varanasi.
Uttarakhand Roorkee, Dehradun, Haldwani.
West Bengal Asansol, Durgapur, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata/Greater Kolkata, Siliguri.

Mains Exam Centre

The exam centre for NABARD Grade B Mains or Phase 2 can be inferred from the table given below.

S.NoExamination CentresS.NoExamination Centres
1 Ahmedabad / Gandhinagar 12 Kolkata
2 Bangalore 13 Lucknow
3 Bhopal 14 Mumbai / Navi Mumbai / Thane
4 Bhubaneshwar 15 Delhi - NCR
5 Mohali 16 Patna
6 Chennai 17 Pune
7 Guwahati 18 Raipur
8 Hyderabad 19 Ranchi
9 Jaipur 20 Shillong
10 Jammu 21 Thiruvananthapuram
11 Srinagar    

Admit Card 2021

The NABARD Grade B admit card for mains  has been released.You need to download your admit cards from the official website of NABARD. You will not be allowed inside the exam hall without a copy of the NABARD Grade B admit card along with a passport photograph affixed thereon and a valid photo identity proof. You should read all the instructions given in the admit card related to the NABARD Grade B 2021 online examination.

Previous Year Cut Off

NABARD Grade B 2021 is an important examination which is awaited by many job aspirants and therefore it is understood that the level of the NABARD Grade B examination will be good. To ace such an important exam, you need to not only put in the extra effort but also go on with the research so that you know if you are going in the right direction. Before you start your preparation, have a look at the NABARD Grade B exam previous year cut-off. It will help you in gathering some details regarding the level of the NABARD Grade B exam 2021.

Also to get familiar with the question level, you must ensure you go through previous year exam analysis of NABARD Grade B exam.

Cut Off 2019: Prelims (Test & Category Wise)

Previous year cut off not only help a candidate to plan his/her strategy but at the same time give a general idea of what can be the safe attempt. You need to clear the sectional as well as the overall cutoff to get into the merit list. The sectional cut off for NABARD Grade B Prelims exam 2019 is given below.

SC, OBC 4.75 16.00 6.50 2.75 6.00 5.25 6.50
Unreserved 7.50 20.50 8.25 4.50 10.00 8.25 9.25

Cut Off 2019: Prelims (Category Wise) Applied on Total

Besides sectional cutoff, there is an overall cutoff for NABARD Grade B exam. This cutoff varies from one category to another and from one stream to another. The NABARD Grade B Prelims exam cutoff 2019 is given below.

122.75 126.75 139.25

Cut Off 2019: Mains (Category Wise) Applied on Total

The second stage after NABARD Grade B Prelims is Mains. NABARD Grade B Mains also include descriptive paper so the overall cutoff for NABARD Grade B Mains 2019 is given below.

General 191.75 189.25 199.50

Cut Off 2019: Mains (Category Wise) Applied Descriptive & Objective Test

Besides having descriptive and objective cut off, NABARD Grade B Mains 2019 also has an overall cut off for each category. The cut off also varies from one stream to another. The 2019 NABARD Grade B cutoff for Mains is given below.

General SC, OBC 65.00 56.25 51.25
Unreserved 67.25 59.50 55.25

Cut Off 2019: Select List

The final cut off for NABARD Grade B 2019 is prepared by the marks obtained by a candidate in the Mains objective type exam and Interview. This cut off varies for different categories.

General 235.5 237.25 240.75

Cut Off 2019: Wait List

Besides having the final merit list NABARD also reserves a waitlist for NABARD Grade B 2019. The waitlist for each category is mentioned below in the table.

General 234.5 225 235.25

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Online Course 2021

NABARD Grade B is one of the most important examinations which require utmost determination, dedication and focus. NABARD is a huge organization that works towards the development of rural India. NABARD also provides a favourable and comfortable working environment along with attractive pay, perks & benefits. Therefore, there is no need to mention that a job at NABARD can settle your career and life respectively. NABARD Grade B 2021 exam will be held in three phases. Phase 1 & Phase 2 followed by Interview. NABARD Grade B 2021 Phase 1 and Phase 2 will be objective type online mode. All the candidates who clear the NABARD Grade B Phase 1 will be called for NABARD Grade B Phase 2. To help the candidate in his/her preparation, ixamBee has a detailed and comprehensive NABARD Grade B online course whose details are mentioned below.

Phase 1 Online Course

ixamBee has an online course for NABARD Grade B Phase 1 whose details are mentioned below.

  • 470+ Video lessons of all the seven sections of NABARD Grade B Phase 1 Exam
  • 270+ Study Notes for learning
  • Approx. 6000+ Practice Questions to clear concepts after each video lesson, Sectional tests and Mock Tests
  • 10 sectional tests
  • 15 Full-Length Mock Tests based on the latest exam pattern and difficulty level

Phase 2 Online Course

ixamBee also provides an online course for NABARD Grade B Phase 2 further insights of which can be seen below.

  • 230+ Video lessons for NABARD Grade B Phase-2 Examination which includes 60 exclusive videos for NABARD Grade B Paper 3
  • 230+ Study Notes to ease learning which includes study notes for Paper 3
  • Approx. 6000+ Practice Questions to clear concepts after video lesson, Section tests and Mock Tests
  • 5 Mock tests for Descriptive English
  • NABARD Grade B mock tests:
  • 5 Full-Length Mock Tests for NABARD Grade B paper 1
  • 7 Full-Length Mock Tests for NABARD Grade B paper 2
  • 7 Full-Length Mock Tests for NABARD Grade B paper 3

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Free Mock Tests 2021

NABARD Grade B is one of the most important examinations and the number of vacancies being less makes it a harder fight for all candidates. But you need to keep in mind that you only need "one" seat for yourself and thus you just need to focus on that single seat with complete dedication. To have an advantage over others you should practice mock tests for NABARD Grade B 2021 exam so that you can test yourself well.

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Preparation Strategy 2021

NABARD Grade B 2021 is a good opportunity for all the candidates who want a government job so one should gear up for it in the best way possible. The key to success lies in focusing on the positive and working hard enough to eliminate the negative. There has to be just one seat that is meant for you. Therefore, you need to work hard for that one seat and forget about the overall number of vacancies. Think of it as yours and start your preparation for NABARD Grade B according to that. Follow some basic steps:

  • Design a plan that suits your conditions- (1) If you are working (2) If you are at home.
  • Set practical, achievable goals- Doing less and perfecting it is better than doing a lot more and not being good at it.
  • Divide your subjects and allot equal time duration to all.
  • Do not forget to include short breaks for yourself.
  • Never leave any topic for the last.
  • Practice NABARD Grade B mock tests. Practice as much as possible.

Books 2021

The first and foremost step while starting for any examination is making sure that you research well and get hold of the best study material. Being an online era, offline mode of learning, i.e. books will always be the best way to study. You should first search for the best books for NABARD Grade B 2021 and then only initiate your preparation process. Refer to the table below for some of the best books that will be helpful in NABARD Grade B 2021 Exam preparation.

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
Quantitative Aptitude Quicker Mathematics BSC Publications
Quantitative Aptitude RS Aggarwal
Class Notes RS Aggarwal
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
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
Descriptive General English SP Bakshi
General Awareness Lucent's General Knowledge Lucent Publication
Computer Awareness Objective Computer Awareness Arihant Publications

Exam Blogs

To qualify for a tough examination like NABARD Grade B 2021 and to ace it with high marks are two different things. There is a fine line that differentiates the one who qualifies and the one who ace the exam with exceptional rank. It takes an extra bit of dedication and determination and effort. In this direction, you should always be ready to grasp any piece of information related to the exam. Blogs are one such source of information where you can find some useful data.

Full-Form of NABARD with All Details

NABARD Grade  B Salary, Work Balance, Benefits, Hierarchy, and Promotions

Zero Budget Natural Farming or ZBNF: Check All Details Here

NABARD Grade B Important ESI Topic: Inflation? How is it measured?

NABARD Grade BTopic: Institutional Financing Agencies

NABARD Grade B Salary, Work Balance, Benefits, Hierarchy, and Promotions

Best Books For NABARD Grade B Exam Preparation

The sky is not the limit for Manisha Duhan: NABARD Grade A Success Story

KVK – Krishi Vigyan Kendra

How To Prepare English For NABARD Grade B?

Exam Analysis

Exam analysis is an important part of your planning strategy. Not only you become aware of the difficulty level of any exam but at the same time you can plan how much effort you need to put in any particular section so that you are on the safe side.

Video plays a very important role for any exam if you are preparing for an exam like NABARD Grade B. Since the exam is slightly different from the usual bank exam, your strategy and schedule should be a little bit different. This difference you will gain when you go through the video provided below and channelize your energy in the right direction.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Is NABARD Grade B Officer Job transferable?


Yes, as a NABARD Grade B officer you are liable to be posted anywhere in India.


Are there any major changes in NABARD Grade B notification?


Yes, the NABARD Grade B notification has some major changes in educational criteria, exam pattern and age limit.


How many attempts do I have in the NABARD Grade B exam?


There is no such restriction on the number of attempts and you can attempt the exam till you lie in the age limit of 25-32 year.


What do EWS stand for in the General Category?


The EWS category refers to 'Economically Weaker Sections' among the General category of candidates. It provides 10% reservation in higher education and government jobs to those who although belong to the General category but their gross family annual income lies below 8 Lakh which have further parameters and obligations that should be fulfilled.


Is there any sectional Cut off in NABARD Grade B Exam?


Yes, the NABARD Grade B exam has a sectional cut-off besides having an overall cut off.


Is there any relaxation for EWS and reserved category?


Yes, you are liable to have relaxation in age, application fee as per the category you belong to. You need to produce the relevant certificates as and when required.


What is the eligibility criteria for applying to NABARD Grade B?


This year NABARD Grade B has come out with changed eligibility criteria. You need to secure 60% from your 10th standard to Post Graduate level. This percentage may vary depending upon the category you belong to. Besides this you also need to possess some working experience in banking/financial or any agriculture related institute.