NABARD Grade B 2020

NABARD Grade B Highlights 2020

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development or NABARD is a developmental financial institution having its regional offices all over India with its headquarters in Mumbai. NABARD gives many opportunities to candidates who are aspiring to get a good and rewarding job especially possessing interest towards agricultural field and its development by conducting pan India exam  to recruit NABARD Grade B Officer. The main highlights of the NABARD Grade B exam is given below. Once the official notification for NABARD Grade B is out, we will update you with all the details

NABARD Grade B Highlights 2020

Conducting BodyNABARD
Mode of Exam Online
Phases 3 (Preliminary, Main, and Personal Interview)
Negative Marking 1/4th marks
Time Duration 2 hours for Prelims and 4 hours 30 minutes for Mains
Maximum Marks 200 for Prelims and 300 for Mains

NABARD Grade B Notification 2020

NABARD Grade B notification  2020 for the post of Manager in the Rural Development Banking Service or RDBS can be expected soon. The NABARD Grade B  notification 2020 will have all the details regarding age, NABARD Grade B exam dates, qualifications and other important details. NABARD Grade B notification is always one of the most awaited notification and a golden opportunity for all the candidate who are interested in making their career in agriculture field. Therefore, without wasting any time, you should just get going and plan out your preparation.

NABARD Grade B Syllabus 2020

NABARD Recruitment is one of the most awaited ones and a majority of candidates wait for it. 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 online examination through which it selects eligible candidates to 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 than others. Before you start your preparation for NABARD Grade B 2020 you should acquaint yourself with the complete NABARD Grade B syllabus of the examination. 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.

Know details about the expected Exam Syllabus for NABARD Grade B 2020

  • NABARD Grade B 2020 Phase 1 will consist of questions from Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, Economic & Social Issues (with special focus on Rural India), Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India). 
  • NABARD Grade B 2020 Phase 2 will consist of three paper. Paper 1 will consist of descriptive English paper where you will be required to write essay, letter, report, comprehension and paragraph. Paper 2 will be objective and for General posts will consist of Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture and Rural Development where you will have to study regarding the rural areas of India.  Paper 3 will also be objective type which will consist of questions from Economics, Statistics, Finance & Management.

NABARD Grade B Prelims Syllabus

The first phase of NABARD Grade B 2020 recruitment is Preliminary exam. This will be objective type online mode exam and consist of seven sections. The detailed NABARD Grade B syllabus for each section is given below:

General AwarenessEnglish LanguageQuantitative AptitudeReasoningComputer KnowwledgeEconomic & Social Issues s (with focus on Rural India)Agriculture & Rural Development s (with focus on Rural India)Rural Development
Current Affairs – National & International Error Spotting Data Interpretation Puzzles Computer Languages Nature of Indian Economy Agriculture: definition, meaning and its branches 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
Budget Sentence Rearrangement Inequalities Seating Arrangements Basic Hardware and Software Structural and Institutional features Agronomy: definition, meaning and scope of agronomy 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 work force; problems and conditions of rural labour; Issues and challenges in Handlooms
Awards and Honours Reading Comprehension Number Series Direction Sense History of Computer Economic underdevelopment Classification of field crops Panchayati Raj Institutions – Functions and Working. MGNREGA, NRLM – Aajeevika, Rural Drinking water Programmes, Swachh Bharat, Rural Housing, PURA and other rural development programmes
Important Days Passages Approximation and Simplification Blood Relations Devices Opening up the Indian Economy Factors affecting on crop production  
International & National Organizations Synonyms Data Sufficiency Syllogisms Viruses and Hacking Globalisation Agro Climatic Zones
Sports Idioms & Phrases etc. HCF and LCM Order and Ranking MS Office Economic Reforms in India Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems  
Books and Authors   Profit and Loss Coding-Decoding Networking Privatisation Problems of dry land - Seed production, seed processing, seed village  
Science – Inventions & Discoveries   Profit and Loss Machine Input-Output DBMS Inflation Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory  
Countries & Capitals   SI & CI Inequalities   Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India Precision Farming  
    Problem on Ages Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series   Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India Organic farming  
    Work and Time Data Sufficiency   Measurement of Poverty Soil and Water Conservation: Major soil types, soil fertility, fertilisers, soil erosion, soil conservation,watershed management  
    Speed Distance and Time Data Sufficiency   Population Trends 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.  
    Probability,Permutation and Combination Number System and Conversions   Population Growth and Economic Development 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.  
    Mensuration Number System and Conversions   Population Policy in India 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.  
    Average Logical Reasoning   Agriculture - Characteristics / Status 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.  
    Ratio and Proportion     Technical and Institutional changes in Indian Agriculture 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.  
          Agricultural performance 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.  
          Issues in Food Security in India 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.  
          Non Institutional and Institutional Agencies in rural credit Agriculture Extensions: Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programmes, Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra's (KVK) in dissemination of Agricultural technologies.  
          Industrial and Labor Policy 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.  
          Industrial performance 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.  
          Regional Imbalance in India's Industrial Development    
          Rural banking and financial institutions in India    
          Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector    
          Globalisation of Economy    
          Role of International Funding Institution    
          IMF & World Bank    
          WTO    
          Regional Economic Co-operation    
          Multiculturalism    
          Social Justice    
          Positive Discrimination in favor of the under privileged    

NABARD Grade B Mains Syllabus

This is the second stage for NABARD Grade B 2020. It consist of three papers - one descriptive and two objective type paper. The details of the NABARD Grade B syllabus is given below:

NABARD Grade B Mains Exam Paper 1 Syllabus

The first paper of NABARD Grade B 2020 Phase 1 is of descriptive type online mode. The detailed NABARD Grade B syllabus is given in the table below:

English (Writing Skills)
Formal letter
Informal letter
Report writing
Letter writing
Paragraph writing
Comprehension
Essay writing

NABARD Grade B Mains Paper 2 Syllabus 2020

The paper 2 of NABARD Grade B Mains 2020 is objective type containing questions from Economic and Social Issues and Agriculture and Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) for General Posts. The NABARD Grade B syllabus for the same is given below:

Economic & Social Issues s (with focus on Rural India)Agriculture & Rural Development s (with focus on Rural India)
Nature of Indian Economy Agriculture: definition, meaning and its branches
Structural and Institutional features Agronomy: definition, meaning and scope of agronomy
Economic underdevelopment Classification of field crops
Opening up the Indian Economy Factors affecting on crop production
Globalisation Agro Climatic Zones
Economic Reforms in India Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems
Privatisation Problems of dry land - Seed production, seed processing, seed village
Inflation Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory
Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India Precision Farming
Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India Organic farming
Measurement of Poverty Soil and Water Conservation: Major soil types, soil fertility, fertilisers, soil erosion, soil conservation,watershed management
Population Trends 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.
Population Growth and Economic Development 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.
Population Policy in India 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.
Agriculture - Characteristics / Status 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.
Technical and Institutional changes in Indian Agriculture 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.
Agricultural performance 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.
Issues in Food Security in India 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 2015. Recent developments under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
Non Institutional and Institutional Agencies in rural credit Agriculture Extensions: Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programmes, Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra's (KVK) in dissemination of Agricultural technologies.
Industrial and Labor Policy 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.
Industrial performance 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.
Regional Imbalance in India's Industrial Development  
Rural banking and financial institutions in India  
Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector  
Globalisation of Economy  
Role of International Funding Institution  
IMF & World Bank  
WTO  
Regional Economic Co-operation  
Multiculturalism  
Social Justice  
Positive Discrimination in favor of the under privileged  

NABARD Grade B Paper 3 Syllabus 2020

NABARD Grade B Paper 3 will be based on Finance & Management, Statistics, and Development Economics. A candidate must be aware of all the detailed syllabus of paper 3 to reach to the next stage of NABARD Grade B 2020 which is 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.

NABARD Grade B Exam Pattern 2020

NABARD being an apex financial institution ensures that the quality of its organization is not compromised at any point and therefore it follows a fixed selection procedure where it conducts online examinations to select the best and suitable candidates. The selection process for NABARD Grade B 2020 will be completed in three stages. NABARD Grade B examination process is conducted in the following stages:

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

Only after qualifying the first two phases of NABARD Grade B, a candidate will be eligible for Interview stage. All candidates will have to qualify the cut-offs that will be released after the NABARD Grade B 2020 exam is over. The NABARD Grade B 2020 Exam will also consist of negative marking of 1/4th marks in both Phases 1 & 2 of NABARD Grade B.

NABARD Grade B Phase 1 (Prelims) Exam Pattern 2020

NABARD Grade B Prelims 2020 will be an online objective test which will consist of multiple choice questions. NABARD Grade B exam consist of seven subjects/sections: English Language,Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness, Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) and Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India). NABARD Grade B Phase 1 or Preliminary exam will be of 200 marks with time limit of 120 minutes. All the sections in NABARD Grade B 2020 Exam will be allotted different marks.

Test NameNo. Of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 20 20 Composite time of 120 minutes
Reasoning Ability 20 20
Computer Knowledge 20 20
General Awareness 20 20
English Language 40 40
Agriculture & Rural Development (With focus on Rural India) 40 40
Economic and Social Issues (With focus on Rural India) 40 40
Total2002002 Hours

NABARD Grade B Phase 2 (Mains) Exam Pattern 2020

The candidates who will be able to qualify NABARD Grade B Prelims 2020, will appear in NABARD Grade B Mains 2020. A cut-off will be released through which it will be decided who all will be eligible for NABARD Grade B Mains 2020. The exam pattern of NABARD Grade B Mains 2020 consist of following sections

ExamName of TestNumber of QuestionsDuration
Paper 1 General English 100 90 Min
Paper 2 Economic and Social Issues and Agriculture and Rural Development (focus on Rural India) for General Posts 100 90 Min
Paper 3 Development Economics, Statistics, Finance and Management 100 90 Min

NABARD Grade B 2020 Paper 1 will carry 100 marks. This paper will assess your writing skills in English Language.You will have to type the answers on the screen as per the instructions. The question topics may be: Essay,Comprehension,Report Writing,Paragraph Writing and Letter.

NABARD Grade B 2020 Paper 2 will consist of objective questions from the topic : Economic and Social Issues and Agriculture and Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) for General post. This paper will also carry 100 marks.

NABARD Grade B 2020 Paper 3 will be objective type and will consist of questions from Development Economics,Statistics,Finance & Management. This paper will also carry 100 marks.

NABARD Grade B Phase 3 (Interview) 2020

All the candidates who will be able to secure decent qualifying marks in the NABARD Grade B Phase 2 Examination will be short-listed for the next phase of  NABARD Grade B Interview. The Interview of NABARD Grade B 2020 will be of 40 marks.You should ensure that you score considerably high rank to make your place in the merit list.

NABARD Grade B Exam Dates 2020

NABARD Grade B notification  2020  will have all the details related to exam and important dates so a candidate must go through the official notification of NABARD Grade B 2020 once it is released. You can also refer to the NABARD Grade B important dates below

NABARD Grade B Exam Dates 2020

EventsExam Dates (Tentative)
Online Registration and Payment of Online Fees/Intimation Charges Updated soon
Last date for submission of online Applications Updated soon
Download of Phase 1 (Preliminary Exam) Admission Letters Updated soon
Phase 1 (Preliminary Exam) – Online Examination

Updated soon

Phase 2 (Mains Exam) – Online Examination

Updated soon

Result Declaration Date Updated soon

NABARD Grade B Salary 2020

NABARD jobs are quite popular among the job aspirants who are preparing hard since long to get a secure job. NABARD provides excellent growth opportunities to all its employees and offers great pay,which is one of the reason 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 Manager 2020 will receive a starting basic salary of Rs 35,150/- p.m in the pay scale of Rs 35150-1750(9)- 50900-EB-1750(2)-54400-2000(4)-62400(16 years). A NABARD Grade B Manager will also receive other allowances like DA,LCA,HRA etc. The Gross emoluments will come to be around Rs 73600/- p.m.

Name of postSalary
NABARD Grade B
  • Basic pay - Rs. 35150/- p.m.
  • Pay scale - Rs.35150 - 1750 (9) - 50900 - EB - 1750(2) - 54400 - 2000 (4) - 62400 (16 years)
  • Initial monthly Gross emoluments - Approximately Rs. 73600/-p.m.

NABARD Grade B Job Profile

A candidate who is selected in NABARD Grade B 2020 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

NABARD Grade B Vacancy 2020

NABARD Grade B notification 2020 will have all the details related to vacancies. These vacancies may vary for general and reserved categories. In the year 2020, NABARD is expected to release more or less equal number of vacancies as it has released the previous year. Till then a candidate can have a look into the number of vacancies released in the year 2019 given below

Name of the postNo. of Vacancies
Manager Grade B (Rural Developement Banking Service) UR SC ST OBC EWS PWBD Total
General 4 1 - 3 - - 8

NABARD Grade B Marking Scheme

Just like all other competitive exams, NABARD follows a fixed marking criteria for NABARD Grade B 2020 Examination for the post of Managers (RDBS).

  • All the questions in NABARD Grade B 2020 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 2020. 

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)

NABARD Grade B Exam Language

A candidate must ensure that he/she fulfils all the criteria to be eligible for NABARD Grade B 2020. 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 only.

NABARD Grade B Eligibility Criteria 2020

Once the NABARD Grade B notification  2020 is out all the details pertaining to it will be updated. NABARD jobs are preferred by most of the job aspirants who want a good job with all kinds of perks and benefits. As soon as the NABARD Grade B notification 2020 is out, the first step is to fill the online application form before the last date ends. Before you start applying for the NABARD Grade B 2020 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 qualification in every respect as per NABARD in order to avoid cancellation of your candidature in future.

NABARD Grade B Educational Criteria

As per NABARD's regulations, you need to possess certain educational qualification to be eligible to apply for NABARD Grade B 2020 Manager post. For General stream, all candidates need to possess a bachelor's degree in any subject from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks (which may vary for other categories). or Post Graduate with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate from a recognized university or Ph.D. This percentage may vary for candidates coming in the reserved categories. The complete details of NABARD Grade B education eligibility is given below:

PostEducation Criteria
Manager (RDBS) - General Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 55%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 50%) in aggregate from a recognized university or Ph.D.

NABARD Grade B Age Criteria

All the candidates applying for NABARD Grade B Manager 2020, need to meet up a certain criteria wrt age. The minimum age of an applicant at the time of NABARD Grade B application should be 21 years and maximum age should be 35 years.

PostAge Criteria
NABARD Grade B The candidate must have attained the age of 21 yrs and must not have attained the age of 35 years

NABARD Grade B Age Relaxation

NABARD Grade B 2020 exam like any other competitive exam provides age relaxation to candidates who come under reserved categories. There are some exceptions to the age criteria where certain relaxations are provided according to various categories as mentioned below:

S. NoCategoryAge Relaxation
1. Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe candidates 5 years
2. Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates 3 years
3. Ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers including ECOs/ SSCOs who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within the next one year from the last date for receipt of application) other than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability attributable to military service or on being declared as invalid 5 years
4. All persons who have ordinarily been domiciled in the state of J & K during 01.01.1980 and 31.12.1989 5 years
5. Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
6. Persons with Disabilities (PWBD)
  • PWBD(SC-ST)–15years
  • PWBD(OBC)–13years
  • PWBD (Gen) –10 years
7. 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 5 years

NABARD Grade B 2020: How to Apply

As soon as the NABARD Grade B notification is out the first step is to apply online failing. So a candidate must be aware of the basic steps that is required for filling the NABARD Grade B 2020.

NABARD Grade B 2020 Step by Step Application Process -

  • Log into 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 ‘Final Submit’.
  • Select ‘Payment’ tab to remit the application fee.
  • Finally 'submit' the application form.

NABARD Grade B Application Fee

The application process for NABARD Grade B 2020 Examination 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:

CategoryFees
For SC/ ST/ PWBD Rs.150
For all others Rs.900
Staff *

NABARD Grade B Exam Centres

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. Candidates will have to select their choice of centre while filling the NABARD Grade B online application form. No request to change this preference will be entertained later. Therefore the candidates need to fill up their choice of centre carefully in one go. NABARD reserves the right to make changes in the list. 

NABARD Grade B Prelims Exam Centres

The NABARD Grade B exam centre for prelims and mains differ so a candidate must choose a centre very wisely. The exam centre 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.
Tamilnadu 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.

NABARD Grade B Mains Exam Centres

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

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

NABARD Grade B Admit Card 2020

NABARD Grade B 2020 admit card will be released some days before the NABARD Grade B Prelims exam. Candidates will have to download their admit cards from the official website of NABARD. Any candidate 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. Candidates should read all the instructions given in the admit card related to the NABARD Grade B 2020 online examination.

NABARD Grade B Previous Year Cut Off

NABARD Grade B 2020 is an important examination which is awaited by many job aspirants and therefore it is understood that the level of theNABARD Grade B examination will be good. To ace such an important exam, you need to put in extra efforts but also go on with research so that you know if you are going in the right direction. Before you start your preparation, you should also have a look at the previous year cut-offs of different phases of the NABARD Grade B Exam. It will help you in gathering some details regarding the level of the NABARD Grade B exam.

NABARD Grade B 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. A candidate has to clear the sectional as well as overall cutoff to get into the merit list. The sectional cut off for NABARD Grade B Prelims 2019 is given below -

CategoryREELCKGAESARQA
(20)(40)(20)(20)(40)(40)(20)
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

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

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

Category
SCOBCUR
122.75 126.75 139.25

NABARD Grade B 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:

PostSCOBCUR
General 191.75 189.25 199.50

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

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

PostPaperIIIIII
CategoryDPESAP
(100)(100)(100)
General SC, OBC 65.00 56.25 51.25
Unreserved 67.25 59.50 55.25

NABARD Grade B 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 with respect to different categories.

DisciplineOBCSCUR
General 235.5 237.25 240.75

NABARD Grade B Cut Off 2019: Wait List

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

DisciplineOBCSCUR
General 234.5 225 235.25

To know about Last years cut off please click here

NABARD Grade B Online Course 2020

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 2020 exam will be held in two phases. Phase 1 & Phase 2. NABARD Grade B 2020 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.

NABARD Grade B Phase 1 Online Course

ixamBee has 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 latest exam pattern and difficulty level.

NABARD Grade B Phase 2 Online Course

ixamBee also provide online course for NABARD Grade B Phase 2 whose further insights can be get from 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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NABARD Grade B Free Mock Tests 2020

NABARD Grade B is one of the most important examinations and as is evident the number of vacancies is also less, which 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 2020 Examination so that you can test yourself well.

To Attempt Free Mock tests NABARD Grade B Please click here

NABARD Grade B Preparation Strategy 2020

NABARD Grade B 2020 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 for 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 goals that are achievable- 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.

NABARD Grade B Books 2020

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 2020 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 2020 Exam preparation.

PaperBooksAuthor/Publisher
Economic and Social Issues Indian Economy V K Puri and S K Misra
Indian Economy Ramesh Singh
Sociology CN Shankar Rao
Agriculture & Rural Development Agriculture at a Glance R K Sharma and S K Bhoi
Rural Development: Indian Context GPH Panel of  Experts
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

NABARD Grade B Exam Blogs

To qualify a tough examination like NABARD Grade B 2020 and to ace it with high marks are two different things. There is a fine line which 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 A, B Salary, Work Balance, Benefits, Hierarchy and Promotions

Full-Form of DICGC with All Details

Zero Budget Natural Farming or ZBNF: Check All Details Here

NABARD, RBI, SEBI : 3 Exams 1 Career!!!

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

Best Books For NABARD Grade A & B 2019 Exam Preparation

How To Prepare English For NABARD Grade A and B?

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

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 a exam like NABARD Grade A. 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.

NABARD Grade B Result

Once the whole procedure for NABARD Grade B 2020 is over the final result will be uploaded in the official website. Those who are able to qualify all the stages will be appointed as Grade B Officer in NABARD.

* - NABARD employees who satisfy the educational criteria can apply and they will be required to pay fee/intimation charges as indicated at the time of online application that will be reimbursed to those who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post. During interview their status will be verified.

NABARD Grade B Additional Information 2020

NABARD provides an additional facility of 'pre-recruitment training' for NABARD Grade B 2020 exam, for SC/ST/OBC/PWBD candidates, which will be free of cost. NABARD will allot some centres where this training will be held. All the interested candidates can directly apply to the Chief General Manager of NABARD at any one of the given centres. Any application sent to the NABARD HQ in Mumbai by outstation candidates will not be entertained but candidates who want Mumbai as their PRT can forward their application.