National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is an apex development financial institution in India headquartered in Mumbai with regional offices all over India. The Bank has been entrusted with “matters concerning policy, planning, and operations in the field of credit for agriculture and other economic activities in rural areas in India”. NABARD Grade A Recruitment notification is a golden opportunity for the candidates who are looking for an aspiring job in Agriculture and Rural Development areas. In this article, we shall see all important information related to NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2201 exam such as Exam Date, Eligibility criteria, Syllabus, Application Fee, Apply Online, Exam Pattern, Vacancy, Salary, Job profile, etc.
NABARD Grade A Vacancy 2021
The NABARD Grade A 2021 vacancies will be revealed soon along with the official notification. Last year as per the official notification, NABARD has released a total of 154 vacancies for Grade A posts. Candidates can go through the table shared below to the recruitment process to understand the job profile of this post.
|Assistant Manager in Grade A (Rural Development Banking Service)||139|
|Assistant Manager in Grade A (Rajbhasha Service)||08|
|Assistant Manager in Grade A (Legal Service)||03|
|Assistant Manager in Grade A (Protocol & Security Service)||04|
NABARD Grade A Eligibility 2021
NABARD Eligibility 2021 for Grade A officers post consists of the following criteria that a candidate must ensure before applying for the job. Failing to fulfill the NABARD Grade A eligibility criteria won’t allow you to participate in the recruitment process. There are two eligibility criteria 1) Age Limit 2) Education Qualifications.
The Minimum Age should not be less than 21 Years & Maximum Age should not be more than 30 Years. This means that the candidates should not be born before 02-01-1991 and not later than 01-01-2000.
Educational Qualification for NABARD Grade A
|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 01-01-2021.|
|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 01-01-2021.|
|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 Assistant Manager Salary 2021
The starting salary of NABARD Grade A (Assistant Manager) is ₹ 28,150/– per month on the scale of 28150-1550(4) -34350-1750(7) – 46600 –EB – 1750(4)- 53600-2000(1)-55600 applicable to Officers in Grade ‘A’ along with other benefits. At present, the initial monthly gross pay is approximately ₹ 61,000/.
Apart from the salary, Grade A officers are also eligible for many allowances and benefits such as Dearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Grade Allowance, etc.
NABARD Grade A Cut Off
Knowing NABARD Grade A Cut off in advance will help you to understand the competition and pick up the right strategy to crack the exam with a good score. Below you can check out the exam-Discipline-wise as well as the category-wise cut-off for NABARD Grade A prelims and mains exam:
(a) Category-wise NABARD Grade A Prelims Cut off 2020
|SC, ST, OBC, PWBD||1.00||3.50||1.50||1.00||1.00||1.00||1.00|
(b) Discipline & Category-wise Overall Cut Off for NABARD Grade A
|Food/ Dairy Processing||–||33.25||71.00||–||87.75|
|Land Development – Soil Science||70.50||33.50||–||–||88.25|
|Agriculture Marketing/ Agribusiness Management||–||–||56.25||–||71.00|
|Human Resource Management||–||–||27.50||#||66.25|
(c) NABARD Grade A Mains Cut off Marks 2020
|Food/ Dairy Processing||–||84.50||106.25||–||119.50|
|Land Development – Soil Science||107.00||82.00||–||–||117.50|
|Human Resource Management||–||–||116.25||105.50||139.25|
NABARD Grade A 2021 Selection Procedure
The NABARD Grade A selection process for the post of Assistant Manager (Grade A) is as follows:
- Preliminary Examination
- Mains Examination
NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern
The NABARD syllabus helps candidates in understanding the different topics under the syllabus for phase I, Phase II & Phase III exams. It will help in acknowledging the overview of topics. NABARD Exam Pattern 2021 is divided into three phases:
- Phase I – Preliminary Exam: Online Objective Test (MCQs)
- Phase II – Main Exam: Online Objective (MCQs) & Online Descriptive Test
- Phase III – Interview
NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Pattern 2021
The NABARD Grade A Prelims exam pattern 2021 is conducted for screening purposes that are consist of different sections containing different marks with a total of 200. Candidates should remember the important points to attend the Prelims exam. The preliminary exam duration is for two hours. There is a Negative Marking of 1/4 marks deducted as a penalty for every wrong answer.
|Test of Reasoning||20|
|Economic and Social Issues||40|
|Agriculture and Rural Development||40|
NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Pattern 2021
|Exam||Name of Test||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|Paper 1 (Common for all posts/Discipline)||General English (Descriptive – writing skills – online through a keyboard. The paper will have descriptive questions)||100||1 hour and 30 minutes (90 Minutes)|
|Paper 2 for Grade A (RDBS)- General, Information Technology, and others||For General Post:
For other posts: Paper on related discipline. (Head to the syllabus part to know in detail)
|100||1 hour and 30 minutes (90 Minutes)|
|Paper 2 for Grade A Rajbhasha||The paper will have multiple-choice questions (Proficiency in Hindi including Translation from English to Hindi and Vice versa. The analytical and drafting ability of the candidate shall also be assessed from the descriptive paper).||100||1 hour and 30 minutes (90 Minutes)|
|Paper 2 for Grade A (Legal Services)||The paper will have multiple-choice questions. Questions will be asked on relevant discipline.||100||1 hour and 30 minutes (90 Minutes)|
Candidates should remember the important pointers for the Main 2021 exam.
- The Main 2021 exam consists of two papers.
- Paper I (General English) is a descriptive type exam common for all.
- The duration of Paper I is 1 hour 30 minutes.
- Paper II is totally different for general posts & other posts.
- Paper II has the same time duration 1 hour 30 minutes.
- There is a Negative marking of 25% for every wrong answer.
NABARD Grade A Syllabus
NABARD Grade A Prelims Syllabus
NABARD Grade A syllabus for the Preliminary exam is the first stage that you need to qualify to reach further levels. The NABARD Grade A Preliminary exam consists of different sections with a different number of questions. Below is the NABARD Grade A syllabus for each section is mentioned below.
|General Awareness||Current Affairs – National & International, Budget, Awards and Honours, Important Days, International & National Organizations, Sports, Books and Authors, Science – Inventions & Discoveries, Countries & Capitals|
|English Language||Error Spotting, Sentence Rearrangement, Reading Comprehension, Passages, Synonyms, Idioms & Phrases|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Data Interpretation, Inequalities, Number Series, Approximation and Simplification, Data Sufficiency, HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Permutation and Combination, Mensuration, Average, Ratio and Proportion|
|Reasoning||Puzzles, Seating Arrangements, Direction Sense, Blood Relations, Syllogisms, Order and Ranking, Coding-Decoding, Machine Input-Output, Inequalities, Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series, Data Sufficiency, Number System and Conversions, Logical Reasoning|
|Computer Knowledge||Computer Languages, Basic Hardware and Software, History of Computer, Devices, Viruses, and Hacking, MS Office, Networking, DBMS|
Apart from the sections mentioned above, questions on Economic and Social issues and Agriculture and Rural Development will also be asked.
NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Mains
NABARD Grade A second stage is the Mains exam. NABARD Grade A 2021 Mains exam consists of two papers only – General English (Descriptive) and an objective MCQ. For the general stream topics from Agriculture & Rural Development, and Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) are covered. For the specialized posts, questions will pertain to your field. The detailed NABARD Grade A syllabus for each section is given in the table below.
NABARD Grade A Mains Syllabus: Paper 1
Paper 1 of NABARD Grade A 2021 Mains will be of English Language which is descriptive type in online mode. The detailed NABARD Grade A syllabus is given below.
|English (Writing Skills)||Formal letter, Informal letter, Report writing, Notice writing, Email writing, Letter to the editor, Enquiry letter, Essay writing|
NABARD Grade A Mains Syllabus: Paper 2
Before you commence the preparation for the NABARD Grade A 2021 exam, it is extremely important to be aware of the complete NABARD Grade A syllabus. The complete syllabus of NABARD Grade A 2021 will be mentioned in the official notification also. You can also go through the detailed syllabus mentioned below.
NABARD Grade A Mains Syllabus (Rural Development and Banking Services)
NABARD Grade A 2021 Mains (RDBS) Paper 2 General consists of two parts. Part one will contain questions from Economic and Social Issues and another part will have questions from Agriculture and Rural Development (focus on Rural India). The detailed NABARD Grade A syllabus is given below.
NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Economic & Social Issues
|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 underprivileged – Social Movements – Indian Political Systems – Human Development. Current Economic & Social Issues.|
NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Agriculture and Rural Development
NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Information Technology (RDBS)
NABARD Grade A syllabus for Information Technology in detail is provided in the table below.
|Information Technology||Introduction to Software, Data Structure through ‘C’ and ‘PASCAL’, Elements of Systems Analysis and Design, Numerical and Statistical Computing, Data Communication and Networks, Computer Architecture, Object-Oriented Systems, Computer Fundamentals, File Structure and Programming in COBOL, Database Management Systems, Software Engineering, Accounting and Finance on Computers, Operating Systems, Intelligent Systems, Relational Database, Management Systems|
NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Legal Services
Apart from Paper 1 which is common for all the streams, a paper on related discipline will take place in the NABARD Grade A Mains examination. A detailed syllabus on legal services is provided in the table below.
|Legal||The constitution of India, Indian Contract Act, 1872, Partnership Act, 1932, Companies Act, 1956, The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, The Transfer of Property Act, 1882, Sales of Good Act, Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, Trade Union Act, 1926, Arbitration Conciliation Act, 1996, Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881, Indian Easements Act, 1882, Specific Relief Act, Indian Succession Act, 1925, Hindu Succession Act, 1956, Information Technology Act, 2005, RTI Act, 2005, SarfaesiAct, 2002, The paper will be based on proficiency in interpreting various Laws viz., Banking, Negotiable Instruments, Company, Industrial and Cooperative Laws, Cyber laws, Commerce/Property transactions, Rural non-life insurance, direct financing, staff matters, and good experience in drafting various types of documents.|
NABARD Grade A Job Profile
NABARD Grade A officer enjoys a comfortable work profile as compared to other jobs. Needless to say that NABARD is an apex institution and a regulator so you won’t regret joining/working for NABARD. The perks and remunerations are on par with RBI. After a good amount of experience as a manager, you might (or might not) get a district-level posting as a DDM (District Development Manager). Office-cum-residence to a District Development Manager is provided by the NABARD itself. ‘Office Timings’ of a NABARD Grade ‘A’ officer would be: 9:30 AM to 5.30 PM, 5 days a week.
|S.No.||Technical Disciplines||Nature of Work|
|1||Information Technology||Security /Analytics /Database Administration /Application Development/ Networking /Server Management and related fields/ Database Analysis (MySQL, Oracle, MSSQL).|
|2||Finance, CA and CS||Treasury Management /Risk management/Handling of regulatory and/or statutory compliances for public issues, retail bonds, etc.|
|3||Agriculture, Agriculture, Engineering, Agriculture Info., Animal Husbandry, Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Computer and Information Tech., Economics, Electrical, Engineering, Electronics & Communications, Environment Engineering, Fisheries, Food Processing, Forestry, Geo. Informatics, Horticulture, LD – Soil Sci., Social Work/Audit, Minor Irrigation/Water Resources||