The full form of NABARD is National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development. NABARD conducts a recruitment exam to recruit Managers in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) of NABARD. Once you clear all the stages of this exam with the required merit, you will be hired as a Manager in the NABARD. In this article, we shall see all important information related to NABARD Grade B Recruitment 2021 exam such as Exam Date, Eligibility criteria, Syllabus, Application Fee, Apply Online, Exam Pattern, Vacancy, Salary, Job profile, etc.
NABARD Grade B 2021 Highlights
|Name of the recruitment||Recruitment to the post of officers in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS)|
|Conducted by||National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development|
|Name of the post||Manager of Grade B|
|Selection Process||Preliminary exam, Main Exam, Interview|
|Exam Conducted||Once a year|
NABARD Grade B 2021 Important Dates
|Events||For Assistant Manager||For Development Manager|
|Start of the online application form submission||2nd week of March,2021||Last week of August,2021|
|Closing date for online register||April,2021||2nd week of September, 2021|
|Download call letter for first phase of Prelims||April,2021||3rd week of September|
|NABARD 2021 Preliminary Exam Date||May,2021||Last week of September,2021|
|NABARD 2021 Mains Exam Date||June 2021||October 3rd week,2021|
|Conduct of Interview||July 2021||November 2021|
|NABARD Provisional Allotment||August/September 2021||December 2021|
NABARD Grade B Eligibility Criteria
There are 2 criteria that a candidate should fulfill in order to be eligible to sit for the Grade B Managers exam.
- Age Limit
- Education Qualifications.
Candidates need to fulfill both the eligibility criteria to apply for this exam.
The Minimum Age is 21 years
The Maximum Age is 35 years
Age limit Relaxation
|OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)||3 years|
|Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers with 5 years’ service completed & released||5 years|
|Jammu & Kashmir domiciled during 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989||5 years|
Manager – General
- You should have a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks (55% for SC/ST/PWD).
- You should be having a Postgraduate degree in any discipline with a minimum of 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/PWD).
Manager – Agriculture
- You should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with a minimum of 60% marks (55% for SC/ST/PWD).
- You should be having a Postgraduate degree in Agriculture with a minimum of 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/PWD).
NABARD Grade B Manager Application Fee
|SC/ST/PWD||No application fee required|
NABARD Grade B Selection Procedure
Grade B Managers exam 2020 selection process consists of 3 stages, which are:
- Prelims Exam
- Mains Exam
NABARD Grade B Exam Pattern
Prelims Exam Pattern
The Prelims is an ONLINE test with Multiple Choice Questions having five options. This exam is only qualifying in nature & will serve as a screening test to filter candidates that are eligible to sit for the Mains exam.
|Economic and Social Issues||40|
|Agriculture and Rural Development||40|
There will be a Negative Marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
Mains Exam Pattern
|General English||Descriptive||100||1 ½ hour|
|Economic & Social Issues, Agriculture, Rural Development||MCQ||100||1 ½ hour|
|Development Economics, Statistics, Finance & Management||MCQ||100||1 ½ hour|
- Mains Exam will also be conducted in ONLINE Mode. You should score sufficiently high in order to be called for an Interview.
- There are sectional cutoffs and an overall cutoff mark.
- There is a Negative Marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
NABARD Grade B Interview
If you secure a sufficiently high rank in the exam then you will be called for the Interview, which is for 40 marks.
The Final Merit List will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained by you in Mains and Interview. The selected candidates will be posted as Grade B Managers at various locations of NABARD.
NABARD Grade B Salary
Basic Pay of NABARD Grade B Manager is Rs 35,150 per month in the payscale of Rs.35150 – 1750 (9) – 50900 – EB – 1750(2) – 54400 – 2000 (4) – 62400. There are many other allowances such as Dearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance, and Grade Allowance. The Gross Monthly Pay of Grade B Manager is Rs 66,800 (approx).
NABARD Grade B Cut Off
The cut-off for 2020 is yet to be published. So for reference the cut-off for 2019 has been tabulated below-
Prelims Cut-off (Category Wise applied on total):
Mains Cut-off (Category wise applied on total)
NABARD Grade B Career Growth
Below is the career growth ladder of a Grade B Manager of NABARD.
- Assistant General Manager
- Deputy General Manager
- General Manager
- Chief General Manager
- Executive Director