National Housing Bank (NHB) Assistant Manager

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NHB Assistant Manager Highlights 2020

National Housing Bank is a Government-owned institution with its headquarter in Delhi and Regional offices in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Kolkata. The NHB or National Housing Bank seeks to promote excellence in its operation through research and analysis. Recently NHB has come out with its recruitment of Assistant Manager (Scale 1) for 16 vacancies. NHB Recruitment 2020 Notification has all the details regarding age, education, exam pattern, etc. The exam date of the NHB Assistant Manager is out and was held on October 18, 2020. Further details of NHB is given below:

National Housing Bank(NHB) Exam Highlights 2020

Conducting AuthorityNational Housing Bank(NHB)
Posts Assistant Manager (Scale-I)
Mode of application Online
Application window open for Registration August 29, 2020, to September 18, 2020
Stages of Exam Online Exam and Interview.
National Housing Bank(NHB) 16

NHB Assistant Manager Notification 2020

The NHB offers a modern, compatible and professional work environment for qualified, energetic, sincere men and women. NHB believes in gender diversity and has invited applications from talented, committed and passionate candidates to fill up the Post of Assistant Managers in Junior Management Grade (Scale I). The online application for National Housing Bank 2020 - 2021 started on August 29, 2020, and ended on September 18, 2020. The NHB exam 2020-2021 was scheduled on October 18, 2020. The Result of the Online Written examination was declared on November 21, 2020.


NHB Assistant Manager Previous year cut off

In order to ace any exam, it is essential to be well versed with the difficulty level of the exam as well as previous year cutoff. To reserve a seat in the exam, you must leave no stone unturned in your National Housing Bank preparation. To assist you with the previous year cut off, we have provided the previous cut off of NHB Assistant Manager Exam. Please refer to the table below:

Section-wise Minimum Qualifying Marks and Minimum total score prescribed for evaluation of Descriptive Paper

Given below is the Section-wise Minimum Qualifying Marks obtained in the objective test and descriptive test:

Objective Test SectionsCut off Marks
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 18.50 18.50 18.50 18.50 26.75 18.50 10.25 10.25
General Awareness (with special focus on Economy & Banking) and Computer Knowledge 9.75 9.75 9.75 9.75 13.75 9.75 6.00 6.00
English Language 14.75 14.75 14.75 14.75 18.00 14.75 11.25 11.25
Quantitative Aptitude(with special emphasis on Data analysis and interpretation) 16.75 16.75 16.75 16.75 23.25 16.75 10.25 10.25

Descriptive Test Cut off marks

Objective TestCut off Marks
SC(incl. PwBD)STOBC(incl. PwBD)EWS(incl. PwBD)General(incl. PwBD)
After fulfilling sectional cut-off in Objective Test, the Minimum marks to be secured by candidates in the Objective Test to become eligible for evaluation of Descriptive Paper. 66.21 69.31 70.07 51.49 44.24

Cut-off for Interview (Phase II) and Marks scored by the last recommended candidate

Objective Test SectionsCut off Marks
Post qualification in Descriptive Test, the minimum aggregate cut-off marks in Written Examination (Objective Test) taken for shortlisting candidates for Interview (out of total 200 marks) 137.35 123.94 137.43 142.06 150.21 134.17 44.24 56.63
Aggregate marks in Written Examination (Objective Test) and Interview taken together (out of total 250 marks) secured by the last recommended candidate 191.19 175.21 195.57 * 206.55 201.36 144.19 152.48

* The final result against the vacancy under Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) category is put on hold pending certain clarifications from the concerned Ministry, Government of India/candidates. A decision in this regard will be notified in due course on the NHB website.

NHB Assistant Manager Marking Scheme

NHB Assistant Manager exam 2020 will have a penalty for wrong answers marked in the objective online exam. For every wrong answer marked, one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty. If a question is left blank, no marks will be deducted. The corrected scores obtained by you in the NHB Assistant Manager online exam will be normalized using the equi-percentile method.

NHB Assistant Manager Marking Scheme

NHB Assistant Manager Marking SchemeConsidered Marks
For wrong answers -1/4 marks
For not attempted 0 (no marks)

NHB Assistant Manager Exam Pattern 2020

Before you apply for the NHB Assistant Manager ( Scale 1) post it is very important that you are aware of the NHB exam pattern.NHB Assistant Manager exam is a two-tier process i.e. online examination and interview. Details for each process of NHB Assistant Manager exam is given below.

NHB Assistant Manager Online Exam Pattern 2020

NHB Assistant Manager online exam consists of an objective test followed by descriptive. The NHB Assistant Manager objective test consists of four sections namely- Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude. The NHB Assistant Manager exam will be of 3 hours duration and each section will have separate timing. Further details of the NHB Assistant Manager online exam is as follows:

SectionNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamDurationType of Test
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 minutes Objective
General Awareness (with special focus on Economy & Banking) and Computer Knowledge. 50 50 English & Hindi 40 minutes
English Language 25 30 English & Hindi 35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude (with special emphasis on data analysis and interpretation) 35 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
Total 155 200   3 hours  
English Language (Letter writing & Essay) 2 25 English 30 Minutes Descriptive

This online test will be followed by a descriptive test of English Language. The time duration will be 30 mins for 2 questions of 25 marks. The NHB Assistant Manager descriptive test will have two parts- Letter Writing and Essay and you need to type on the computer. Descriptive Test is of qualifying nature and you need to secure a minimum score in it.

NHB Assistant Manager Interview 2020

You need to obtain a minimum score in each section of the NHB Assistant Manager objective exam and also a minimum total score to be shortlisted for an NHB Assistant Manager interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, cut-offs will be decided. A category wise merit list will be prepared on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the NHB Assistant Manager objective exam to be called for the interview. The final merit of NHB Assistant Manager will be on the basis of objective online exam and interview score. You need to download your interview e-Call Letters from the official website and should produce valid prescribed documents as mentioned in your NHB Assistant Manager interview call letter. In the absence of documents your candidature will be cancelled.

NHB Assistant Manager Syllabus 2020

Syllabus plays a very important role if you are preparing for any competitive exam. Since NHB is a subsidiary of RBI, so definitely the competition will not be a cakewalk. You should be well aware of the NHB exam syllabus 2020 in order to avoid missing out on any important details which might be helpful in cracking the NHB exam 2020. You should know ‘what’ to prepare before you know ‘how’ to prepare. NHB syllabus will help you in getting hold of the real exam pattern of NHB and you can start preparing accordingly.

NHB Assistant Manager Online Exam Syllabus

To make your work easier and faster we are providing you the complete syllabus for NHB Assistant Manager exam (Scale 1). Since the exam consists of only one stage online exam so it's important that you are well aware of the syllabus of all sections. The NHB exam will have four sections along with one descriptive paper. The detailed syllabus for the NHB exam is given below:

Quantitative Aptitude Simplification/ Approximation, Problem on ages, Percentages, Averages, SI/CI, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion, Data Interpretation Questions, Time and work Questions, Speed, Time and Distance Questions, Probability Questions, Number Series Questions
English Language Reading Comprehension, Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement, Cloze Test, Sentence Re-arrangement Alphabet/Dictionary, Fill in the Blanks, Vocabulary, Economy, Social Science, Environment, Story, Essay, Grammar Based, Wrong Spelling, Incorrect Punctuation, Grammar Based, Vocabulary Based Questions, Identify the missing word, Verbal Ability questions, Single Filler, Double fillers, Grammar-based, Vocabulary based, Synonyms, Antonyms, Phrase replacement, one-word substitution
Reasoning Inequalities, Syllogism, Direction based/ Direction sequence, Series completion/ analogy, Science and Tech related to current events, Blood relations, Data Sufficiency, Seating Arrangements, Puzzles, Input- Output
General Awareness
  • General Awareness: Current Affairs, Sports News, General Knowledge, Superlatives – India & World, Annual Budget, Important Days, Government Schemes, Important Appointments
  • Economy and Banking Awareness: Economy current affairs, Important Bank News, Economic and Corporate Appointments, Bank Names, headquarters and Chairpersons, Economic Survey, Reports & Indices
  • Computer Awareness: History of Computers, Computer Fundamentals, Parts of a Computer System, Data Processing Cycle of a Computer, Computer Languages, Input Devices & Output Devices, Operating Systems, Database Management Systems, Microsoft Office, Keyboard Shortcuts, File Extensions, Networking and Internet, Computer Viruses, Important Abbreviations

NHB Assistant Manager Exam Dates 2020

NHB has released the official notification for NHB Assistant Manager 2020 exam. The registration process for NHB Assistant Manager is now over. The NHB Assistant Manager exam calendar contains the complete exam dates. The Exam date for NHB Assistant Manager has been released. The exam was held on October 18, 2020. Refer to the table below for complete details of the NHB Assistant Manager exam date and further process.

NHB Assistant Manager Exam Dates 2020

ActivityTentative Exam Dates
Online Application window Open for National Housing Bank(NHB) Registration August 29, 2020 to September 18, 2020
Availability of Call Letters on National Housing Bank(NHB) website (for On-Line Examinations) 10 days prior to the Examination
National Housing Bank(NHB) 2020 Online Examination October/November 2020
National Housing Bank(NHB) Result of Online Examination November/December 2020
Download National Housing Bank(NHB) Exam e-Call Letter for Interview January/February 2021
National Housing Bank(NHB) 2020 Interview January/February 2021
National Housing Bank(NHB) Exam Final Result February/March 2021

NHB Assistant Manager Salary 2020

The starting basic pay for NHB Assistant Manager is Rs. 23,700/- p.m applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I. Besides this you will be eligible for Dearness Allowance, Special Pay, Special DA, House Rent Allowance, and City Compensatory Allowance. The current total emoluments is Rs. 44 for NHB Assistant Manager. Besides emoluments, other facilities like Bank's accommodation, reimbursement of expenses for medical/hospitalization, telephone/mobile charges, newspapers, etc will be given. If you are appointed as an NHB Assistant Manager, you will be on probation for a period of 2 years. You can be posted in any department and can be transferred all over India. Further details for NHB Assistant Manager salary is given below:

National Housing Bank(NHB) Assistant Manager
  • Basic pay - Rs. 23,700/-p.m. in the scale of Rs.23,700-980/7-30,560-1,145/2-32,850-1,310/7-42,020
  • Total emoluments - Rs. 48,330/-p.m. (approx.)

NHB Assistant Manager Vacancy 2020

NHB has released 16 vacancies for the post of Assistant Manager recently. It is a golden opportunity and you should be ready to face this big challenge. Though NHB Assistant Manager vacancies are low in number but you should keep your full-on preparation to achieve that one seat which you deserve. Detailed information for NHB Assistant Manager vacancies is given in the table below:

PostNumber of Vacancies
NHB Assistant Manager(Scale 1) 04 - 03 03 06 16

* OBC candidates belonging to the ‘Non-Creamy Layer’ are entitled to reservations under OBC category. OBC ‘Creamy Layer’ candidates should indicate their category as ‘GEN’.

Out of 16 vacancies, 01 vacancy is reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD).Its details areas under –

Vacancy reserved for PwBD
- 01 - - 01

NHB Assistant Manager Exam Language

NHB Assistant Manager online exam 2020 will be bilingual in nature i.e. all sections will have questions in Hindi/ English. You can go for a language in which you are comfortable. The descriptive test will be held in English only. There you need to attempt that section in English Language only.

NHB Assistant Manager Eligibility Criteria 2020

To apply for NHB Assistant Manager exam 2020, you should be aware of the detailed NHB Assistant Manager eligibility criteria. You should be eligible with respect to the requirements mentioned in the NHB Assistant Manager exam notification 2020. You should meet NHB Assistant Manager eligibility criteria, educational qualification, age, nationality, no. of attempts permissible etc.

NHB Assistant Manager Educational Criteria

You need to possess a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks in case you belong to the general category and for reserved it is reduced to 55% or a Master Degree in any discipline with 55% aggregate in general and 50% if reserved category. You need to understand that 59.99% will be treated as less than 60%; 54.99% will be treated as less than 55% and so on. Further insights can be inferred from the table given below:

PostEducational CriteriaPost Qualification ExperienceBroad skill sets required
NHB Assistant Manager(Scale 1)
  • A full time Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with minimum of 60% marks (55% in case of SC/ST/PwBD) or a full time Master’s Degree in any discipline with aggregate minimum of 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PwBD) from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
  • Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant/CMA/Company Secretary may also apply.
  • The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate/ Professional qualification certificate that he/she is a graduate/post-graduate/Chartered Accountant/CMA/Company Secretary(wherever applicable) as on 01.08.2020 and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation/Post-graduation/professional qualifications while registering online.
While no prior experience is required, any relevant experience would be given weightage. Communication skills written and oral, analytical ability and general understanding of economic scenario.

NHB Assistant Manager Age Criteria(As on August 01, 2020)

National Housing Bank is inviting applications from young and passionate aspirants who want to make a career in National Housing Bank as an Assistant Manager. In order to apply for the exam, you must be in between a minimum of 21 and a maximum of 28 years of age mentioned in the official notification. Please make sure that your age falls in between these two limits. For further details please look below:

Name of the PostAge Criteria
NHB Assistant Manager(Scale 1) Minimum- 21 years / Maximum- 30 years

NHB Assistant Manager Age Relaxation

Government has a provision of giving an age relaxation on upper age to certain community candidates like SC/ST/PWD. An upper age relaxation of 5 years is given to candidates belonging to the SC/ST community. Candidates that are from OBC (Non creamy Layer) are given an age relaxation of 3 years. Detailed information on this is provided in the table below:

CategoryAge relaxation
SC/ST 5 Years
OBC(Non-Creamy Layer) 3 Years
PwBD as defined under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”.
  • 10 years (General)
  • 13 years (OBC)
  • 15 years (SC/ST)
Ex-Servicemen 5 years

NHB Assistant Manager 2020: How to Apply Online

To apply for the post of National Housing Bank Assistant Manager 2020, it is advised to first go through the eligibility criteria in order to avoid cancellation in future. The detailed procedure of filling the National Housing Bank (Assistant Manager) application form is given below:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of National Housing Bank i.e.
  • Step 2: The link to APPLY ONLINE will be there in the website. It will redirect you to a new page.
  • Step 3:Click on the “NEW REGISTRATION” link in which you have to register yourself.
  • Step 4: In the registration section, you will be asked to give your personal information such as Name, DOB, Mobile Number, and Valid Email ID.
  • Step 5: A registration number and password will be generated by the system and a message and an email will be sent to your registered phone and email ID. (Keep this for future use).
  • Step 6: Upload your Photograph and Signature.
  • Step 7: You will be asked to fill your personal details like Father's name, mother's name, Aadhar card number and all other important details required by the company. After successfully submitting the information, click on “SAVE AND NEXT” Button. Please fill all the information very carefully.
  • Step 8: Before clicking on FINAL SUBMIT, candidates are advised to preview the application form to see if any correction is needed.
  • Step 9: Final step is to pay the application fees.

NHB Assistant Manager Application Fee

After successful submission of the application form, you will be redirected towards the payment gateway to pay the application fee. Without paying the application fee your candidature is not complete. Please note that, once paid, no refund of application fee will be entertained under any circumstances. To know about the application fee in detail please refer to the table below:

Category of ApplicantAmount of Fee
SC/ST/PwBD Rs. 175/-(Intimation Charges only)
Others Rs. 850/-(Application Fee including Intimation Charges)

NHB Assistant Manager Admit card 2020

NHB Assistant Manager admits cards has been released on the official website of the National Housing Bank. You can download the admit card through your registration number and password. The Admit card will contain all the important information such as roll number (User ID) and Password along with examination Venue, examination shift (time) and examination date. Things you need to bring at the examination hall are:

  • Hard copy of the NHB Assistant Manager admit card.
  • Photocopy of any valid ID (with original copy).

Mandatory things to carry as per the notice released by NHB (Due to COVID-19)

  • Mask (Please note that WEARING A MASK is MANDATORY)
  • Gloves.
  • Personal transparent water bottle (You should bring your own water bottle)
  • Personal hand sanitizer (50 ml)
  • A simple pen
  • In case of Scribe Candidates - Scribe form duly filled and signed with Photograph affixed.

You must have the Aarogya Setu App installed on your phone that indicates your COVID-19 risk factor. You will have to show your COVID-19 risk status to the Security Guard at the entrance of the exam venue.

In case you do not have a smartphone, you will have to bring in a signed declaration to this effect (self-declaration format is provided along with the e-Call Letter).

NHB Assistant Manager Online Course 2020

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  • Practice questions apart from mock tests covering all the new subjects/topics.
  • Daily Live Online Classes for doubt clarification with the subject experts.
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NHB Assistant Manager Preparation Strategy 2020

NHB Assistant Manager Exam being a higher-level job will not come easy, you have to be well prepared in advance. A candidate will be tested on various parameters and the one who clears all will get the job. In order to grab a seat in NHB, you should know your strengths & weaknesses so that you can overcome them by practicing enough. Given below is a video that might help you in the preparation.

Best NHB Assistant Manager Books 2020

Before starting your preparation, you must have sorted study material so that you know which books to go for. This way you will not waste your precious time reading books that are not relevant from NHB Assistant Manager Exam point of view. Some important books are mentioned below for your assistance which can be useful for the NHB Assistant Manager exam.

Reasoning Kiran’s Tricky Approach To Competitive Reasoning Verbal & Non Verbal (Fully Solved) 7000+objective Question Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability—English (Paperback, Kiran) Kiran
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal
How to Crack Test of Reasoning: In all Competitive Exams Arihant Publications
Analytical Reasoning M K Pandey
Computer Awareness Computer Aptitude & Awareness (Competition Series) Manju Arora
Computer Awareness Arihant Experts
Computer, Marketing Aptitude and General Awareness Disha Experts
General Awareness General/Banking/Financial Awareness with Current Affairs for Bank Exams Disha Experts
Banking Awareness Arihant Experts
Upkar’s General Awareness Gautam Majumdar
English Language Corrective English AK Singh
Objective General English Arihant Publications
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
Quantitative Aptitude Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive Examinations Abhijit Guha
Shortcuts in Quantitative Aptitude with 4 eBooks for Competitive Exams Disha Experts
Teach Yourself Quantitative Aptitude Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude for competitive examination R.S.Agarwal
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude Arun Sharma

NHB Assistant Manager Blogs

Blogs are sources of information that add up to your preparation and helps you in attaining valuable information and knowledge. The below-mentioned blogs are arranged exclusively for your NHB Assistant Manager Exam preparation. Take a look at mentioned blogs below:

Types of Bank Loans in India

Currency Issuance in India (Part 1) – Banking Awareness 

Indian Currency issuing policies in India (Part 2)- Banking Awareness

Types of Banks and Its Classification (Part 1)

Types of Banks and its classification (Part 2)

A Brief History of Banking In India

NHB Assistant Manager Exam Centers 2020

You will be given an option to opt for examination centres at the time of filling out the application form. Change in examination centre will not be entertained after the submission of application form. It should also be noted that the bank will give the preferred examination centre as far as possible, moreover, the bank holds the right to change the examination centre as per the availability of the seats amid the COVID-19 situation. Given below is the list of examination centers for NHB Assistant Manager exam.

Exam Centres
Ahmedabad/ Gandhinagar Kolkata/Greater Kolkata
Bengaluru Lucknow
Bhopal Mumbai/NaviMumbai/Greater Mumbai
Bhubaneswar Nagpur
Chandigarh New Delhi –NCR
Chennai Patna
Dehradun Raipur
Guwahati Ranchi
Hyderabad Thiruvananthapuram
Jaipur Visakhapatnam

NHB Assistant Manager Blogs

Blogs are sources of information that add up to your preparation and helps you in attaining valuable information and knowledge. The below-mentioned blogs are arranged exclusively for your NHB Assistant Manager Exam preparation. Take a look at mentioned blogs below:

Types of Bank Loans in India

Currency Issuance in India (Part 1) – Banking Awareness 

Indian Currency issuing policies in India (Part 2)- Banking Awareness

Types of Banks and Its Classification (Part 1)

Types of Banks and its classification (Part 2)

A Brief History of Banking In India

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Frequently Asked Questions


Is there any sectional CUT-OFF in the NHB Assistant Manager exam?


Yes. the NHB Assistant Manager exam will have sectional cut-off along with overall cut off.


Can Hindi language be chosen as the exam language in the online exam of NHB Assistant Manager?


Yes, NHB Assistant Manager exam is bilingual (i.e, Hindi & English). You can choose your preferred language either Hindi or English. But the descriptive test will be in English Language only.


The NHB Assistant Manager exam is ONLINE or OFFLINE mode?


The NHB Assistant Manager exam will be in online mode.


The NHB Assistant Manager exam is conducted in how many stages?


The NHB Assistant Manager exam will be conducted in two stages- written exam which will be objective type online mode followed by descriptive exam. The second stage is the interview.