NABARD 2021 Mains Exam Date Out for 162 Grade A/B Posts

NABARD Recruitment 2021 Notification for 162 vacancies of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) / (Rajbhasha Service) / (Protocol & Security Service) and Manager in Grade ‘B’ (Rural Development Banking Service) has been released by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). The online application process for NABARD Recruitment 2021 will be commenced from 17th July to 07th August 2021.

NABARD, an all India Apex Organization, wholly owned by the Government of India, invites only online applications to recruit 162 posts of Grade A Officers. NABARD has its headquarters in Mumbai with branches spread all across the country. Being one the well-known banks in India, NABARD attracts thousands of candidates every year who dream to join the Banking Sector.

NABARD Mains Exam Date 2021 Out

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development has released the NABARD Exam Date for Mains Exam on 22nd October 2021. The Mains exam has been scheduled for 16th & 17th November 2021 for Grade A & B respectively

NABARD Recruitment 2021 Notification

National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has released NABARD Recruitment 2021 Notification to recruit 162 candidates for the post of Officers in Grade A / B on 16th July 2021 at its official website www.nabard.org. The official notification pdf links has been provided below, go through the notification for Exam Date, Online Application Process, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Selection Process etc.

Post NameNotification PDF Link
Assistant Manager (RDBS & Rajbhasha Service)[Download PDF]
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (Protocal & Security Service)[Download PDF]
Manager in Grade ‘B’ (Rural Development Banking Service)[Download PDF]

NABARD Exam Date 2021 for Grade A / B

NABARD has released important dates for NABARD Recruitment 2021 along with its official Notification. The Phase 1 examination for NABARD 2021 Assistant Manager Grade A and Manager in Grade B has was conducted on 17th and 18th September 2021 and the phase 2 examination will be conducted for both posts on 16th and 17th November 2021. Let’s have a look at the important dates for NABARD 2021 Assistant Manager in Grade A and Manager in Grade B.

NABARD Grade A & B Recruitment 2021
EventsDates
NABARD Grade A / B Notification16th July 2021
Online Application Start Date17th July 2021
Online Application End Date7th August 2021
NABARD Grade A / B Prelims Admit Card1st September 2021
NABARD Grade B Exam Date (RDBS/Rajbhasha)17th September 2021
NABARD Grade A Exam Date (RDBS/Rajbhasha)18th September 2021
NABARD Grade A / B Prelims Result14th October 2021
NABARD Grade A/B Mains Admit Card November 2021 
NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Date16th November 2021
NABARD Grade B Mains Exam Date17th November 2021
NABARD Grade A Officer Mains Result--

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NABARD Recruitment 2021 Vacancy

NABARD has introduced 162 vacancies for the posts of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) / (Rajbhasha Service) / (Protocal & Security Service) and Manager in Grade ‘B’ (Rural Development Banking Service). Let’s have a look at the detailed NABARD Vacancies for Grade A Assistant Manager and Grade B Manager posts:

Details of NABARD 2021 Officers Vacancies are as per below -: 162 Vacancies

Vacancies for the post of Officers in Grade A and B

S. No.Post NameTotal Vacancy
1Assistant Manager (RDBS)148
2Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (Rajbhasha)05
3Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (P & SS)02
4Manager in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS)07
Total162

NABARD Recruitment 2021 Online Application

The online application link for NABARD Recruitment 2021 for Grade A Assistant Manager and Grade B Manager was activated by NABARD from 17th July 2021 to 07th August 2021.

NABARD Recruitment 2021 Online Application [Link Inactive]

NABARD Grade A Application Fee

CategoryAssistant Manager in Grade ‘A’( RDBS & Rajbhasha),Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (P & SS)Manager in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS)
General CategoryRs. 800/-Rs. 750/-Rs. 900/-
SC/ ST/ PWDRs. 150/-Rs. 100/-Rs. 150/-

For Manager in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS), Applicants are required to pay Rs.900/- for General Category, Rs.150/- (Intimation charges) for SC/ ST.

NABARD Recruitment 2021 – Salary Structure

The candidates selected for the post of Grade A & Grade B posts will be provided with a handsome salary which has been tabulated below:

NABARD Grade A Salary 2021
Basic PayRs. 28,150/- p.m.
Pay-scale28150-1550(4)-34350-1750(7)–46600–EB-1750(4)-53600-2000(1)-55600
Additional AllowancesDearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance, reimbursement of expenses for maintenance of vehicle for official purpose, newspaper, internet, telephone charges, book grant and Grade Allowance. Initial Monthly Gross Salary – Rs. 70,000/-.
NABARD Grade B Salary 2021
Basic PayRs. 35,150/- p.m.
Pay-scaleRs.35150-1750(9)-50900-EB-1750(2)-54400-2000(4)-62400(16 years)
Additional AllowancesDearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Grade Allowance. Initial Monthly Gross Salary – Rs. 78,000/-.

NABARD Recruitment 2021: Selection Process

For Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS) and Manager in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS), the candidates will be selected through Prelims, Mains, and Interview round. For Officers in Grade ‘A’ (P & SS) only interview round will be conducted for the selection process. NABARD Grade A/B 2021 Selection is going to be conducted as follows:

SNoPost/Department NameSelection Process
1Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS)

Prelims- 200 marks (120 minutes)

Mains- 200 marks (210 minutes)

Interview- 50 marks

2Officers in Grade ‘A’ (P & SS)Interview- 100 marks
3Manager in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS)

Prelims- 200 marks (120 minutes)

Mains- 290 marks (330 minutes)

Interview- 75 marks

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2021

NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Pattern

The Preliminary Exam is an online objective test comprising of 200 marks that has to be completed in 2 hours. The Prelims Exam Pattern for NABARD Grade-A has been revised by the authority, which has been discussed below:

Prelims Exam Test Structure for Grade A
SnoSections AskedTotal Marks/ No. of QuestionsTime Taken
1.Test of Reasoning20 
2.English Language30A composite time of 2 hours (120 minutes)
3.Computer Knowledge20
4.Quantitative Aptitide20
5.Decision Making10
6.General Awareness20
7.Eco & Soc. Issues (with focus on Rural India)40
8.Agriculture & Rural Development with Emphasis on Rural India40 
Total200 

NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Pattern

The candidates who clear the preliminary round of NABARD Grade A 2021 Officer Exam are eligible to appear for NABARD 2021 Mains Examination. The Mains Examination comprises both Online Objective Test as well as descriptive Test paper. Let’s have a look at NABARD Grade A 2021 Mains Exam Pattern:

Mains Exam Test Structure for Grade A
PaperGrade AType of PaperTotal QuestionsTotal MarksDurationRemarks
Paper IGeneral EnglishOnline Descriptive310090 MinutesDescriptive Answers to be typed using a keyboard
Paper-IIEconomic & Social Issues/ Stream Specific PaperObjective305030 minutes 
Descriptive Type6 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]5090 MinutesDescriptive 
Answers to be typed using keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)

After the candidate clears the NABARD Grade A 2021 Mains Paper, he/she is finally called for the Interview Process. Final selection is made on how well a candidate fare in the Mains Examination as well as the Interview Process.

NABARD Grade A 2021 Syllabus

The preliminary exam of NABARD Grade A 2021 Exam will have 7 major sections namely Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness, Economic and Social Issues and Agriculture and Rural development.

Mains Exam will be conducted in three phases with an inclusion of a descriptive test in English to test a candidate’s proficiency in written English. Apart from these two papers, an interview will be conducted for selected candidates.

Check NABARD Grade A Syllabus

NABARD Grade B Exam Pattern 2021

NABARD Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern

The Preliminary Exam is an online objective test comprising of 200 marks that has to be completed in 2 hours. The Prelims Exam pattern for Grade B is similar to that of Grade B as mentioned above.

NABARD Grade B Mains Exam Pattern

The candidates qualifying prelims exam will be eligible for appearing in NABARD Grade B Mains Exam for which exam pattern which has been tabulated below.

Mains Exam Test Structure for Grade B
PaperGrade AType of PaperTotal QuestionsTotal MarksDurationRemarks
Paper IGeneral EnglishOnline Descriptive310090 MinutesDescriptive Answers to be typed using a keyboard
Paper-IIEconomic & Social IssuesObjective305030 minutes 
Descriptive Type6 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]5090 MinutesDescriptive 
Answers to be typed using keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)
Paper-IIIDevelopment Economics, Statistics, Finance and ManagementObjective305030 minutes 
Descriptive Type6 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]5090 MinutesDescriptive 
Answers to be typed using keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)

NABARD Recruitment 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit For NABARD Grade A/B(as on 01/07/2021)

Age Limit for NABARD Grade A: Candidates age should be in between 21 to 30 years as on 01.07.2021. i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-07-1991 and not later than 01-07-2000.

Age Limit for NABARD Officers in Grade ‘A’ (P & SS): Candidates age should be in between 25 to 40 years as on 01.07.2021, i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 01-07-1981 and not later than 01-07-1996.

Age Limit for NABARD Grade B: Candidates age should be in between 25 to 32 years as on 01.07.2021, i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-07-1989 and not later than 01-07-1996.

Serial No.CategoryAge Relaxation
1SC / ST05 years
2OBC03 years
3Person with disabilities (General)10 years
4Person with disabilities(SC /ST)15 years
5Person with disabilities(OBC)13 years

Educational Qualification for NABARD Grade A & B (as on 01/07/2021)

Academic Qualification for Grade A
SNoPost/Department NameEducation Qualification (as on 01/07/2021)
1GeneralBachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate or PhD OR Chartered Accountant /Cost Accountant / Company Secretary with Bachelor's degree OR Two-year full-time P.G. Diploma in Management / full-time MBA degree from Institutions recognized by GOI / UGC with Bachelor's Degree in any discipline.
2AgricultureBachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with 50% marks (ST/PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/ Agronomy) with a minimum of 50% marks (ST/PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate from a recognised University / Institution.
3Agriculture Engineering Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Engineering with 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate or Post graduate degree in Agriculture Engineering with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 45%) in aggregate from a recognised University / Institution.
4Animal HusbandryBachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Sciences / Animal Husbandry from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate OR Post Graduate degree in Veterinary Sciences / Animal Husbandry with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate.
5FisheriesBachelor’s degree in Fisheries Science from a recognized University/Institution with 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 55%) in aggregate OR Postgraduate degree in Fisheries Science with 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 50%) in aggregate. 
6ForestryBachelor’s degree in Forestry from a recognized University/Institution with 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate OR Postgraduate degree in Forestry with 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate
7Plantation/HorticultureBachelor’s Degree in Horticulture from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate OR Post Graduate degree in Horticulture with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate
8Land Development/Soil ScienceBachelor’s Degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with 60% marks (PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate OR Post Graduate degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with a minimum of 55% marks (PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate from a recognized University / Institution
9Water ResourcesBachelor’s degree in Hydrology/Applied Hydrology or Geology/Applied Geology with Page | 8 Hydrogeology /Irrigation /Water Supply & sanitation as one of the subjects with 60% marks (PWBD applicants 55%) in aggregate OR Post Graduate degree in Hydrology/Applied Hydrology or Geology/Applied Geology with Hydrogeology /Irrigation /Water Supply & sanitation as one of the subjects with 55% marks in aggregate (PWBD applicants 50%) from a recognized University.
10FinanceBBA (Finance/Banking) / BMS (Finance/Banking) with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 45%) OR Two years full time P.G. Diploma in Management (Finance) / Full time MBA (Finance) degree from Institutions / Universities recognised by GoI /UGC OR Bachelor of Financial and Investment Analysis with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 45%).
11Computer/Information TechnologyBachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer Applications/Information Technology with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate or a post-graduate degree Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer Applications/Information Technology with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate from a recognised university.

Experience for Officers in Grade ‘A’ (P & SS)

The candidate should hold an experience of Officer with a minimum of 5 years' of Commissioned Service in the Army/Navy/Air Force holding a valid ExServiceman Identity Card to be eligible for NABARD Officer in Grade ‘A’ (P & SS) posts.

NABARD 2021 Admit Card

The NABARD Admit Card for Grade A & B posts will be released on the official website www.nabard.org at least 10 to 12 days before the exam date. To download the NABARD Grade A admit card, the registration number or roll number and date of birth or password are required which will be provided at the time of the registration process. To carry a hard copy of the NABARD Hall Ticket 2021 to the exam hall is mandatory.

NABARD Grade A / B Admit Card 2021

NABARD 2021 Result

The result for each stage will be released separately for NABARD Grade A & Grade B Officer posts. The candidates whose names are notified in the Prelims result will be shortlisted for Mains Exam and the candidates qualifying Mains exam will be called for the Interview round. Once the NABARD Result is out for each stage, we will notify here.

NABARD Grade A & B Prelims Result 2021

Steps to Check NABARD Grade A Result 2021

  1. Visit the official website of NABARD www.nabard.org
  2. Search for the result link that appeared on the home page.
  3. The NABARD Grade A/ B Result PDF will be opened on your screen.
  4. Check your roll number in the result list.
  5. Download the result file and save it for future reference.

NABARD 2021 Cut Off

The official cut-off marks for the NABARD Grade A & Grade B are decided by the officials after each stage of the recruitment process. NABARD Grade A cut off 2021 will be released after the exam is successfully conducted along with the result, till then the candidates can have a look at the previous year cut off marks below. Candidates can evaluate their selection chances by matching their scores with the cut-off list released by NABARD.

NABARD Grade A Prelims Cut-Off 2021: Discipline & Category-wise

DISCIPLINESCSTOBCEWSUR
AM (RDBS)
General98.5092.00104.0095.75118.50
General Agriculture-62.2582.2561.7599.50
Agriculture Engineering62.50-82.25-96.50
Food/ Dairy Processing-33.2571.00-87.75
Land Development – Soil Science70.5033.50--88.25
Environmental Engg/Sciences49.5022.2548.75-82.00
Agriculture Marketing/ Agribusiness Management--56.25-71.00
Geo Informatics--26.50-45.75
Agriculture Economics/Economics55.50-72.7531.0093.75
Information Technology74.5050.7569.2534.7594.25
Chartered Accountant37.0036.5037.7544.2557.50
Company Secretary50.25-47.25-50.25
Finance31.7532.7525.7535.2565.50
Human Resource Management--27.50#66.25
Statistics--33.25-61.50
AM (Rajbjasha)23.7525.00--34.25
AM (Legal)36.7528.50--84.50

NABARD Grade A Cut-Off Prelims 2021: Sectional Cut-Off

CATEGORYREELCKGAESARQA
(20)(40)(20)(20)(40)(40)(20)
SC, ST, OBC, PWBD1.003.501.501.001.001.001.00
EWS, UNRESERVED2.258.503.251.752.001.001.25

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NABARD Grade A 2021 Preparation

To prepare effectively for NABARD Grade-A 2021 exam, it is really necessary for a candidate to excel in the subjects being asked in the Preliminary and Mains exam. Candidates can prepare for the written test either through our Online Mock Test Series or by joining the Career Power Gold Online Classroom Program. Now is the time, buckle up and set your foot on the paddle for an accelerated preparation for NABARD Grade-A 2021 exam.

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NABARD Recruitment 2021: FAQs

Q. What is the Mains exam date for NABARD Recruitment 2021?

Ans. The Mains Exam for NABARD Recruitment 2021 is scheduled for 16th & 17th November 2021.

Q. How many vacancies has been announced for NABARD Recruitment 2021?

Ans. A total of 162 vacancies are announced for NABARD Grade A / B officer posts.

Q. When did official notification out for NABARD Recruitment 2021?

Ans. The official notification for NABARD Recruitment 2021 exam has been released on 16th July 2021.

Q. What is the selection process for NABARD Recruitment 2021?

Ans. The candidates have to qualify in Prelims, Mains, and Interview to get selected for Grade A & Grade B Officer posts in NABARD. There will be only interview round for NABARD Officer in Grade ‘A’ (P & SS)