NABARD Grade A

About NABARD Grade A Exam

  • Overview
  • Salary
  • Exam Pattern
  • Eligibility
  • Exam Dates
  • Vacancies
  • Cutoff
  • Syllabus
  • How to Apply
  • Application Fee
  • Career Growth

NABARD Grade A Overview

NABARD is  ‘National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development’

NABARD conducts a common NABARD Grade A Exam to recruit Assistant Managers in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) of NABARD . Once you qualify this exam, you are hired as an Assistant Manager in the NABARD.

The full form of NABARD Grade A Exam is NABARD Grade A Assistant Manager Exam.

NABARD Grade A Salary

 

Basic Pay Rs.28,150/- p.m.
Payscale 28150-1550(4) -34350-1750(7) – 46600 –EB – 1750(4)- 53600-2000(1)-55600
Monthly Gross Pay  Rs.62,600/- (approximately)

There are other Allowances such as Dearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance, and Grade Allowance as per rules in force from time to time.

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure

NABARD Grade A selection process consists of 3 stages:

  1. Prelims Exam (MCQ)
  2. Mains Exam (MCQ + Descriptive)
  3. Interview

 

NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Pattern

Sections Marks Time
Test of Reasoning 20 120

Min

English Language 40
Quantitative Aptitude 20
Computer Knowledge 20
General Awareness 20
Economic and Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) 40
Agriculture and Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) 40
Total 200
  • This NABARD Grade A Prelims exam is only qualifying in nature & will serve as a screening test.
  • If you clear the sectional as well as overall Cut Off then you will be eligible to appear for Main exam.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

 

NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Pattern

NABARD Phase II Exam consists of objective type and descriptive type online tests.

  1. Paper I – Common for all 14 posts
  2. Paper II – Different for all posts
Topic Nature Total Marks Time 
Paper-I:  General English Descriptive 100 1 ½ hours
Paper-II: For General Post Economic & Social Issues & Agri.& Rural Development Objective 100 1 ½ hours
Paper-II: For all other posts Related to the discipline of the post Objective 100 1 ½ hours
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
  • There will be sectional cut-offs as well as the total cut-off.
  • Candidates who clear the Main examination will be called for Interview (Phase III).

 

NABARD Grade A Interview

The Interview is for 25 marks.

 

Final selection

The Final Selection will be made based on marks obtained in Mains and Interview.

 

NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria

Below are the eligibility criteria that a candidate should fulfill inorder to be eligible for NABARD Grade A exam.

  1. Age Limit
  2. Education Qualifications.

 

Age Limit (As on 1st July 2020)

  • Minimum Age – 21
  • Maximum Age – 30 years

Age Relaxation

Category Age Relaxation
OBC 3 years
SC/ST 5 years
Ex-Servicemen
Emergency Commissioned Officer/Short Service Commissioned Officer
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir Division
Children/family members of victims died in the 1984 riots

NABARD Grade A Exam Educational Qualifications

Posts Educational Qualification
General Bachelor’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 CA/CS/CWA with bachelor degree OR 2 year full-time P.G. Diploma in Management /full-time MBA degree from Institutions recognized by GOI / UGC with a Bachelor Degree in any discipline.
General Agriculture Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from any recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks (ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate or PG in Agriculture Engineering with a minimum of 50% marks (ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate.
Agriculture Engineering Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Engineering with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate or PG in Agriculture Engineering with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate from a recognized university.
Food Processing Bachelor’s degree / BE / B.Tech. in Food Processing /Food Technology with 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or PG in Food Processing /Food Technology with 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.
Land Development – Soil Science Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture/Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate or PG in Agriculture/Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate from a recognised University.
Environment Bachelor’s degree with Environmental Science/Environmental Engineering as a subject with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate or PG in Environmental Engineering or Environmental Science with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.
Agriculture marketing/Agri Business Management Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Marketing/ Agriculture Business Management with 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or Two years full-time Post Graduate Degree/ Post Graduate Diploma/MBA in Agriculture Marketing/ Agriculture Business Management with a minimum of 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognised University / Institution.
Geo Informatics BE/B Tech/BSC degree in Geoinformatics with 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or ME/M Tech/MSC degree in Geoinformatics with a minimum of 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized university.
Agricultural Economics/Economics Bachelor’s Degree with Economics/Agriculture Economics with 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Economics/Agriculture Economics with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized university. %) in aggregate.
Information Technology Bachelor’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
Chartered Accountant Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Institution with Membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The Membership of ICAI must have been obtained on or before 01-01-2020.
Company Secretary Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with Associate membership of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). The Membership of ICSI must have been obtained on or before 01-01-2020.
Finance BBA (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%)
Human Resource Management BBA (Human Resource Management)/ BBM (Human Resource Management)/ BMS ((Human Resource Management) with 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) OR Two years full-time P.G. Diploma in Management in HRM/HR / Full-time MBA degree in HRM/ HR from recognised University / Institute.
Statistics Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics with 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Statistics with a minimum of 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized university

 

 

NABARD Grade A Exam Dates 2020

 

Important Exam  Events Dates
Start Date of Online Application process 10th Jan 2020
Revised Date of Online Application process 15th January 2020
Last Date of Online Application process 3rd February 2020
NABARD Prelims Exam 25th February 2020

NABARD Grade A Vacancies 2020

There are a total of 154 vacancies notified in NABARD Grade A 2020 notification.

Post No. of Vacancies
NABARD Assistant Manager in Grade A (Rural Development Banking Service) 139
NABARD Assistant Manager in Grade A (Rajbhasha Service) 8
NABARD Assistant Manager in Grade A (Legal Service) 3
NABARD Assistant Manager in Grade A (Protocol & Security Service) 4
Total 154

 

NABARD Grade A Exam Cutoff

Below is the NABARD Grade A Exam Phase I cutoff for the year 2016 & 2015:

NABARD Grade A 2016 Cutoff – Phase I

Post

GEN

OBC

SC

ST

HI

OC

VC

Assistant  Manager  Grade A (200 Marks)

112.5

99.25

95

81.5

65.75

88.25

84.75

NABARD Grade A 2015 Cut Off – Phase I

Post

GEN

OBC

SC

ST

HI

OC

VC

Assistant  Manager Grade A (200 Marks)

116

102

99

91

61

95

65

NABARD Grade A Syllabus

Illustrative syllabus for Phase II (Main Examination) may be as furnished below:

1) Paper I – English: Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence. The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expressions and understanding the topic.

2) Paper II – Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development

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 & Rural Development: 

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 agriculture; Seed production, seed processing, seed village; Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory; Precision Farming, System of Crop Intensification, organic farming;

  1. Soil and Water Conservation: Major soil types, soil fertility, fertilisers, soil erosion, soil conservation, watershed management;
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Agriculture Extensions: Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programmes, Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s (KVK) in dissemination of Agricultural technologies.
  9. 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.
  10. 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: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.

NABARD Grade A How to Apply

Step by Step to Apply for Nabard Garde A 

  1. Step 1: Go to the official website www.nabard.org.
  2. Step 2: Click “CAREER NOTICES” on the top header links and then click on “CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE” in the page content.
  3. Step 3: Enter the NABARD Registration Number and the Password/Date of Birth.
  4. Step 4: Click on “Submit”.
  5. Step 6: You will be able to see NABARD Admit Card/Call Letter on the screen.
  6. Step 7: Click on “Print” or “Save as PDF” for future needs.

NABARD Grade A Application Fee

Below are the Application Fee / Intimation charges for the NABARD Grade A Exam are below.

Category of Applicant  Application Fee  Intimate Charges Total Fee
For SC/ ST/ PWD  NIL  Rs. 150  Rs. 150*
For all others  Rs. 650  Rs.150   Rs. 800*
Staff @ @ @ @

* Excluding applicable GST

@ All NABARD employees satisfying the educational qualification criteria would be eligible to apply. They will be required to pay fee/intimation charges as indicated above at the time of online application, which will be reimbursed on submission of fee receipt only to those employees of NABARD (Staff Candidates) who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post. The status as staff candidate will be verified at the time of interview.

 

NABARD Grade A Career Growth

Below is the career growth ladder of a NABARD Grade A Assistant Manager.

  1. Assistant Manager
  2. Manager
  3. Assistant General Manager
  4. Deputy General Manager
  5. General Manager
  6. Chief General Manager
  7. Executive Director
  8. Director

 

About NABARD Grade A Exam

NABARD Grade A Overview

NABARD is  ‘National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development’

NABARD conducts a common NABARD Grade A Exam to recruit Assistant Managers in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) of NABARD . Once you qualify this exam, you are hired as an Assistant Manager in the NABARD.

The full form of NABARD Grade A Exam is NABARD Grade A Assistant Manager Exam.

NABARD Grade A Salary

 

Basic Pay Rs.28,150/- p.m.
Payscale 28150-1550(4) -34350-1750(7) – 46600 –EB – 1750(4)- 53600-2000(1)-55600
Monthly Gross Pay  Rs.62,600/- (approximately)

There are other Allowances such as Dearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance, and Grade Allowance as per rules in force from time to time.

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure

NABARD Grade A selection process consists of 3 stages:

  1. Prelims Exam (MCQ)
  2. Mains Exam (MCQ + Descriptive)
  3. Interview

 

NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Pattern

Sections Marks Time
Test of Reasoning 20 120

Min

English Language 40
Quantitative Aptitude 20
Computer Knowledge 20
General Awareness 20
Economic and Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) 40
Agriculture and Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) 40
Total 200
  • This NABARD Grade A Prelims exam is only qualifying in nature & will serve as a screening test.
  • If you clear the sectional as well as overall Cut Off then you will be eligible to appear for Main exam.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

 

NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Pattern

NABARD Phase II Exam consists of objective type and descriptive type online tests.

  1. Paper I – Common for all 14 posts
  2. Paper II – Different for all posts
Topic Nature Total Marks Time 
Paper-I:  General English Descriptive 100 1 ½ hours
Paper-II: For General Post Economic & Social Issues & Agri.& Rural Development Objective 100 1 ½ hours
Paper-II: For all other posts Related to the discipline of the post Objective 100 1 ½ hours
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
  • There will be sectional cut-offs as well as the total cut-off.
  • Candidates who clear the Main examination will be called for Interview (Phase III).

 

NABARD Grade A Interview

The Interview is for 25 marks.

 

Final selection

The Final Selection will be made based on marks obtained in Mains and Interview.

 

NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria

Below are the eligibility criteria that a candidate should fulfill inorder to be eligible for NABARD Grade A exam.

  1. Age Limit
  2. Education Qualifications.

 

Age Limit (As on 1st July 2020)

  • Minimum Age – 21
  • Maximum Age – 30 years

Age Relaxation

Category Age Relaxation
OBC 3 years
SC/ST 5 years
Ex-Servicemen
Emergency Commissioned Officer/Short Service Commissioned Officer
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir Division
Children/family members of victims died in the 1984 riots

NABARD Grade A Exam Educational Qualifications

Posts Educational Qualification
General Bachelor’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 CA/CS/CWA with bachelor degree OR 2 year full-time P.G. Diploma in Management /full-time MBA degree from Institutions recognized by GOI / UGC with a Bachelor Degree in any discipline.
General Agriculture Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from any recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks (ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate or PG in Agriculture Engineering with a minimum of 50% marks (ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate.
Agriculture Engineering Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Engineering with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate or PG in Agriculture Engineering with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate from a recognized university.
Food Processing Bachelor’s degree / BE / B.Tech. in Food Processing /Food Technology with 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or PG in Food Processing /Food Technology with 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.
Land Development – Soil Science Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture/Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate or PG in Agriculture/Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate from a recognised University.
Environment Bachelor’s degree with Environmental Science/Environmental Engineering as a subject with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate or PG in Environmental Engineering or Environmental Science with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.
Agriculture marketing/Agri Business Management Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Marketing/ Agriculture Business Management with 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or Two years full-time Post Graduate Degree/ Post Graduate Diploma/MBA in Agriculture Marketing/ Agriculture Business Management with a minimum of 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognised University / Institution.
Geo Informatics BE/B Tech/BSC degree in Geoinformatics with 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or ME/M Tech/MSC degree in Geoinformatics with a minimum of 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized university.
Agricultural Economics/Economics Bachelor’s Degree with Economics/Agriculture Economics with 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Economics/Agriculture Economics with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized university. %) in aggregate.
Information Technology Bachelor’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
Chartered Accountant Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Institution with Membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The Membership of ICAI must have been obtained on or before 01-01-2020.
Company Secretary Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with Associate membership of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). The Membership of ICSI must have been obtained on or before 01-01-2020.
Finance BBA (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%)
Human Resource Management BBA (Human Resource Management)/ BBM (Human Resource Management)/ BMS ((Human Resource Management) with 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) OR Two years full-time P.G. Diploma in Management in HRM/HR / Full-time MBA degree in HRM/ HR from recognised University / Institute.
Statistics Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics with 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Statistics with a minimum of 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized university

 

 

NABARD Grade A Exam Dates 2020

 

Important Exam  Events Dates
Start Date of Online Application process 10th Jan 2020
Revised Date of Online Application process 15th January 2020
Last Date of Online Application process 3rd February 2020
NABARD Prelims Exam 25th February 2020

NABARD Grade A Vacancies 2020

There are a total of 154 vacancies notified in NABARD Grade A 2020 notification.

Post No. of Vacancies
NABARD Assistant Manager in Grade A (Rural Development Banking Service) 139
NABARD Assistant Manager in Grade A (Rajbhasha Service) 8
NABARD Assistant Manager in Grade A (Legal Service) 3
NABARD Assistant Manager in Grade A (Protocol & Security Service) 4
Total 154

 

NABARD Grade A Exam Cutoff

Below is the NABARD Grade A Exam Phase I cutoff for the year 2016 & 2015:

NABARD Grade A 2016 Cutoff – Phase I

Post

GEN

OBC

SC

ST

HI

OC

VC

Assistant  Manager  Grade A (200 Marks)

112.5

99.25

95

81.5

65.75

88.25

84.75

NABARD Grade A 2015 Cut Off – Phase I

Post

GEN

OBC

SC

ST

HI

OC

VC

Assistant  Manager Grade A (200 Marks)

116

102

99

91

61

95

65

NABARD Grade A Syllabus

Illustrative syllabus for Phase II (Main Examination) may be as furnished below:

1) Paper I – English: Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence. The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expressions and understanding the topic.

2) Paper II – Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development

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 & Rural Development: 

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 agriculture; Seed production, seed processing, seed village; Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory; Precision Farming, System of Crop Intensification, organic farming;

  1. Soil and Water Conservation: Major soil types, soil fertility, fertilisers, soil erosion, soil conservation, watershed management;
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Agriculture Extensions: Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programmes, Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s (KVK) in dissemination of Agricultural technologies.
  9. 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.
  10. 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: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.

NABARD Grade A How to Apply

Step by Step to Apply for Nabard Garde A 

  1. Step 1: Go to the official website www.nabard.org.
  2. Step 2: Click “CAREER NOTICES” on the top header links and then click on “CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE” in the page content.
  3. Step 3: Enter the NABARD Registration Number and the Password/Date of Birth.
  4. Step 4: Click on “Submit”.
  5. Step 6: You will be able to see NABARD Admit Card/Call Letter on the screen.
  6. Step 7: Click on “Print” or “Save as PDF” for future needs.

NABARD Grade A Application Fee

Below are the Application Fee / Intimation charges for the NABARD Grade A Exam are below.

Category of Applicant  Application Fee  Intimate Charges Total Fee
For SC/ ST/ PWD  NIL  Rs. 150  Rs. 150*
For all others  Rs. 650  Rs.150   Rs. 800*
Staff @ @ @ @

* Excluding applicable GST

@ All NABARD employees satisfying the educational qualification criteria would be eligible to apply. They will be required to pay fee/intimation charges as indicated above at the time of online application, which will be reimbursed on submission of fee receipt only to those employees of NABARD (Staff Candidates) who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post. The status as staff candidate will be verified at the time of interview.

 

NABARD Grade A Career Growth

Below is the career growth ladder of a NABARD Grade A Assistant Manager.

  1. Assistant Manager
  2. Manager
  3. Assistant General Manager
  4. Deputy General Manager
  5. General Manager
  6. Chief General Manager
  7. Executive Director
  8. Director

 

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