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
    OBC 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

    Category RE EL CK GA ES AR QA
    (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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