NABARD Grade B Recruitment 2021: Exam Date, Vacancy

NABARD Grade B Recruitment

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 Level National
Exam Conducted Once a year
Exam Mode Online
Official Website

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.

  1. Age Limit
  2. Education Qualifications.

Candidates need to fulfill both the eligibility criteria to apply for this exam.

Age Limit

The Minimum Age is 21 years

The Maximum Age is 35 years

Age limit Relaxation

Category Age Relaxation
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
SC/ST 5 years
PWD(Gen) 10 years
PWD(OBC) 13 years
PWD(SC/ST) 15 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

Educational Qualifications

Manager – General

  • You should have a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks (55% for SC/ST/PWD).
  • OR
  • 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).
  • OR
  • 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

Category Application fee
General INR 600
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
  • Interview

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.

Sections Marks Duration
English 40 120 Min
Reasoning 20
Quantitative Aptitude 20
General Awareness 20
Computer 20
Economic and Social Issues 40
Agriculture and Rural Development 40
Total 200

There will be a Negative Marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

Mains Exam Pattern

Paper Nature Total Marks Time
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.

Final Selection

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 2019

(20) (40) (20) (20) (40) (40) (20)
SC, OBC 4.75 16.00 6.50 2.75 6.00 5.25 6.50
Unreserved 7.50 20.50 8.25 4.50 10.00 8.25 9.25

Prelims Cut-off (Category Wise applied on total):

122.75 126.75 139.25

Mains 2019

Post Paper I II III
Category DP ES AP
(100) (100) (100)
General SC, OBC 65.00 56.25 51.25
Unreserved 67.25 59.50 55.25

Mains Cut-off (Category wise applied on total)

General 191.75 189.25 199.50

NABARD Grade B Career Growth

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

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


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