NABARD Grade A Overview 2023

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The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) will release the NABARD Grade A official notification 2023 on its website as expected. The board will specify NABARD Grade A 2023 salary and job profile in its official notification. Also, the board will release the NABARD Grade A admit card 2023 weeks before the examination. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Grade A exam is conducted for the posts of Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS)/ Rajbhasha Service and Protocol & Security Service (P&SS). NABARD recruits for various job positions, once a year in all the branches of the bank everywhere in India, and thousands of candidates wait for this opportunity, who wish to enter the banking sector.

 

  • There is a three-stage selection process for the recruitment of RDBS/ Rajbhasha posts; prelims examination, mains examination and interviews.
  • The selection for P&SS posts will be on the basis of interviews only.

Below are the complete details regarding the NABARD Grade A recruitment 2023.

NABARD Grade A Important Highlights 2023

Candidates applying for the NABARD Grade A recruitment 2023 can check the essential details of the examination from the table below.

NABARD Grade A Recruitment Overview 2023

Name of Organization

NABARD

NABARD Full Form

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development

Official Website

NABARD Official Website

Post Name

Assistant Manager

Mode of Examination

Online

 

Previous Year (2022)

Expected (2023)

Vacancy

170

To be announced

Notification Release Date

12th July 2022

To be announced

Application Start Date

18th July 2022

To be announced

Last Date to Apply

7th August 2022

To be announced

Prelims Admit Card Release Date

26th August 2022

To be announced

NABARD Grade A Exam Date- Prelims

7th September 2022 

To be announced

Mains Admit Card Release Date

18th October 2022

To be announced

NABARD Grade A Exam Date- Mains

29th October 2022

To be announced

NABARD Grade A Notification 2023 will be released on the board's official website as expected. Till then candidates can refer to the last year NABARD Grade A official notification mentioned below.

Download NABARD Grade A Notification (RDBS/ Rajbhasha) 2022

Download NABARD Grade A Notification (P&SS) 2022

NABARD Grade A Recruitment Latest Updates

Before moving further in this article for NABARD Grade A, we have mentioned some of the important updates below related to the recruitment process which must be read by the applicants.

NABARD Grade A Mains Admit Card!

The candidates can check the admit card using the direct link given below by entering the Roll Number/ Registration Number, Captcha and Date of Birth. Below is the direct link to check the admit card.

(Link to be activated.)

NABARD Grade A Prelims Result!

Candidates can check NABARD Grade A prelims results and NABARD Grade A mains schedule notice using the roll number and date of birth. Below is the direct link to check the result.

Direct link to check NABARD Grade A Prelims result 2022

Download NABARD Grade A Mains Schedule Notice 2022

 

Direct link to check NABARD Grade A Prelims result 2023 – Link to be activated

 

Download NABARD Grade A Mains schedule notice 2023 – Link to be activated

NABARD Grade A Prelims Admit Card!

The candidates can download the admit card through the direct link mentioned below.

(Link to be activated)

NABARD Grade A Examination Apply Online Link!

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) will activate the link for the candidates to apply for the Grade A exam 2023 as expected. The last date for the registration of the application will be announced in the official notification.

(Link to be activated.)

NABARD Grade A Vacancy 2023

The 2023 vacancy notification is not out yet but is expected to remain the same as the 2022 figures. A total number of 170 vacancies were released in the previous year recruitment. Check the post-wise vacancy details below.

S. No.

Post Name

Vacancy

(Previous year)

Total Vacancy

(2023)

1.

Assistant Manager (RDBS)

161

To be announced.

2.

Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (Rajbhasha)

07

To be announced.

3.

Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (P & SS)

02

To be announced.

Total vacancies

170

To be announced.

How to apply for NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2023?

The candidates must submit the applications for NABARD Grade A recruitment 2023 online. The steps for applying in 2023 will be estimated to be the same as in 2022. The steps to apply online are provided below.

Apply online for NABARD Grade A recruitment 2023 – Link to be activated.

Or

Step 1: Visit the NABARD website. Click the application link for Grade A Recruitment 2023.

Step 2: Proceed to "Click Here for New Registration". Fill in the details, and a provisional registration number and password will be generated.

Step 3: Log in with details and fill in all the personal and educational details.

Step 4: Upload the required documents as per the guidelines mentioned in the official notification. You can use the PrepForSure photo editing tool for the same. 

Step 5: After filling up the form, pay the application fees as mentioned below.

Step 6: Download and print the application form for future reference.

NABARD Grade A Application Fee 2023 (Expected)

After completing the application form, candidates will be directed to the payment gateway page. Candidates are expected to pay through Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets. The application fee and intimation charges will be non-refundable.

Category

Application Fee

Intimation Charges

Total

For RDBS/ Rajbhasha

For SC/ ST/ PWBD

Rs. 150

Rs. 150

All Others

Rs. 650 

Rs. 150

Rs. 800

For P&SS

For SC/ST/PWD

100

100

Others

650

100

750

*Note: No application fee for staff

NABARD Grade A Selection Process 2023

The selection process of candidates for NABARD Grade A recruitment 2023 will vary according to the post for which the candidate is applying. Check the details of the post-wise selection process below.

Post

Selection Process

Total Marks

P & SS

Interview

100

RDBS/ Rajbhasha

Prelims

200

Mains

200

Interview

50

NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria 2023

Overall, there are 2 criterias on which the eligibility of a candidate is judged for NABARD Grade A 2023 – Education and Age. You need to qualify for the following eligibility standards to apply for this exam. 

NABARD Grade A 2023 – Age Limit (As of 1st July 2023)

The post-wise age requirements for the applicants are listed below.

Post

Minimum Age

Maximum Age

P & SS

25

40

RDBS/ Rajbhasha

21

30

Age Relaxation (Only for RDBS/Rajbhasha)

  • 3 years for OBC candidates
  • 5 years for SC/ST candidates
  • 10 years for PWBD (General)
  • 13 years for PWBD (OBC)
  • 15 years for PWBD (SC/ST)

NABARD Grade A 2023 – Educational Qualifications

Candidates can check the post-specific qualification requirements below. 

Posts

Educational Qualification

General

Bachelor's Degree in the concerned stream with 60% marks (55% for SC/PWBD) in aggregate OR Post Graduation in the concerned stream with 55% marks (50% for SC/PWBD) in aggregate

Agriculture

Agriculture Engineering

Animal Husbandry

Fisheries

Forestry

Plantation/Horticulture

Land Development-Soil Science

Water Resources

Computer and Information Technology:

Finance

BBA (Finance/Banking) / BMS (Finance/Banking) with 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%) OR Two years full time P.G. Diploma in Management (Finance) / Full time MBA (Finance) degree with 55% (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 50%) from Institutions / Universities recognized by GoI /UGC with Bachelor's Degree in any discipline. OR Bachelor of Financial and Investment Analysis with 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%) OR 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 01-07-2022 OR CFA

Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RAJBHASHA)

  • Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university in English or Hindi medium with Hindi and English as a compulsory or elective subject with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%) or equivalent in aggregate AND
  • PG Diploma in Translation (minimum one year) in Hindi to English and vice-versa from any recognized University. Candidates must have studied English and Hindi as subjects in at least 02 years of bachelor’s degree course. OR Master’s Degree in HINDI with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%). OR Master’s Degree in ENGLISH with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%)

Assistant Manager (Protocol & Security Service)

He / She should be an Officer with a minimum of five years' of Commissioned Service in the Army/Navy/Air Force holding a valid Ex-Serviceman Identity Card

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2023 (Expected)

Candidates appearing for the RDBS/ Rajbhasha posts are required to undergo Prelims and Mains exams before the interview. Check the NABARD Grade A syllabus 2023 for different posts below.

  • The Prelims will have questions from subjects like English, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Decision Making, etc.
  • The Mains Exam will have Paper I (General English), and Paper II (Stream Specific).

NABARD Grade A recruitment Prelims Syllabus 2023

Section

Syllabus

English

Reading comprehension, Cloze test, Sentence improvement, Spotting the errors, Fill in the blanks, Sentence rearrangement, One word out, Fillers- Single/ Double, Idioms and Phrases, Vocabulary based questions.

Reasoning

Puzzles (Seating arrangement, linear seating arrangement, floor-based), Syllogism, Data sufficiency, Statement based questions (Verbal reasoning), Inequality, Miscellaneous Questions, Input-Output, Blood relations, Coding-Decoding, Series completion, Order and Ranking, etc.

Quantitative Aptitude

Data Interpretation, Quadratic Equations, Number Series, Simplification/ Approximation, Profit & Loss, SI & CI, Data Sufficiency, Partnerships & Discounts, Ratio and Proportion, Problems on Ages, Mensuration, Percentage, etc.

General Awareness

Current Affairs (Agriculture Focused), Banking Awareness and Economy (Agriculture Focused), Agricultural Insurance, Important people in the news, Sports News, Appointments, etc.

Computer

Networking, Input-output devices, DBMS, MS Office, Internet, History of computer & generations, Abbreviations, Shortcuts, Computer Terminology, Operating system, etc.

Economic and Social Issues

Nature of Indian Economy, Structural and Institutional features, Economic underdevelopment, Opening up the Indian Economy, Globalisation, Economic, Reforms in India– Privatisation, Inflation, 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 Industry, Rural banking and financial institutions in India, Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector, Globalisation of Economy, Social Structure in India, Education, Social Justice.

Agriculture and Rural Development

Agriculture, Agronomy, Classification of field crops, Factors affecting crop production, Agro-Climatic Zones, Cropping Systems, Problems of dryland agriculture, Seed production, seed processing, seed village, Meteorology, Soil and Water Conservation, Water, Resource, Farm and Agri Engineering, Plantation & Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Forestry, Ecology, and Climate Change, Present Scenario of Indian, Agriculture and Allied activities, Rural Development, Rural population in India, Panchayati Raj Institutions.

 

Go through the detailed NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Mains. Make sure to check each topic to excel in your examination.

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2023 (Expected)

NABARD Grade A selection process 2023 for the Assistant Manager (RDBS/Rajbhasha)  comprises 3 stages, which are:-

  • Prelims Exam (MCQ)
  • Mains Exam (MCQ + Descriptive)
  • Interview

Now let’s have a look at the NABARD Grade A exam pattern of all the stages one by one:-

NABARD Assistant Manager Prelims Exam Pattern 2023

The NABARD Grade A Prelims examination 2023 will be an objective type of online test. Let’s look into the details of the NABARD exam pattern of Prelims examination:-

Sr.

No.

Name of the Test

No. of Qs.

Max Marks

1.

Test of Reasoning

20

20

2.

English Language

30

30

3.

Computer Knowledge

20

20

4.

Quantitative Aptitude

20

20

5.

Decision Making

10

10

6.

General Awareness

20

20

7.

Eco & Soc. Issues (with

focus on Rural India)

40

40

8.

Agriculture & Rural

Development with Emphasis on

Rural India

40

40

Total

200

200

 

  • All sections of the Prelims Paper, Bilingual – Hindi and English except the test of English language will be available in Hindi.
  • The duration of the exam will be 2 hours (120 minutes).

NABARD Assistant Manager Mains Exam Pattern 2023

The post-wise Exam Pattern for NABARD Assistant Manager Mains Exam 2023 is given in this section. 

A. Generalist Post

Check the NABARD Generalist Post Exam Pattern for the Mains Exam below.

Paper

Subject

Type of Paper

No. of Qs.

Marks

Duration

Remarks

Paper I

General English

Online Descriptive

3

100

90 Minutes

Descriptive Answers to be typed using

keyboard

Paper II

ESI & ARD

Objective

30

50

30 Minutes

Descriptive Type

6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each]

50

90 Minutes

Descriptive Answers to be typed using keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)

B. Specialist Post

Check the exam pattern and weightage for NABARD Specialist Post Mains Exam below.

Paper

Subject

Type of Paper

No. of Qs.

Marks

Duration

Remarks

Paper I

General English

Online Descriptive

3

100

90 Minutes

Descriptive Answers to be

typed using keyboard

Paper II

Stream Specific Paper

Objective

30

50

30 Minutes

Descriptive Type

6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each]

50

90 Minutes

Descriptive Answers to be typed using keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)

 

C. Rajbhasha Post

Check the detailed exam pattern for the Mains Exam of NABARD Rajbhasha Post.

Paper

Subject

Type of Paper

No. of Qs.

Marks

Duration

Remarks

Paper I

General English

Online Descriptive

3

100

90 Minutes

Descriptive Answers to be typed using

keyboard

Paper II

Stream Specific Paper

Objective

30

50

30 Minutes

Descriptive Type

6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each]

50

90 Minutes

Descriptive Answers to be typed using keyboard in Hindi ( with Remington

/Inscript keyboard)

The List of NABARD Group A Best Books for Preparation of the exam can be found here.

NABARD Grade A Interview Process 2023

If you secure a sufficiently high rank in the exam then you will be called for the Interview. The final merit list will be prepared based on marks obtained by you in Mains and Interview. The Interview will be held for a total of 50 marks for RDBS/ Rajbhasha and for 100 marks for P&SS posts.

NABARD Grade A Exam Dates 2023 

Check the important dates for NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2023 including the dates for the online application process & NABARD exam dates by going through the table given below.

NABARD Grade A Recruitment Officer 2023 

Important Events

Dates 

Start Date of Online Application process

To be announced

Last Date of Online Application process

To be announced

NABARD Grade A 2023 Prelims Exam Date

To be announced

NABARD Grade A 2023 Admit Card Released Date

To be announced (Prelims)

To be announced (Mains)

NABARD Grade A 2023 Mains Exam Date

To be announced

NABARD Grade A 2023 Interview Date

To be announced

NABARD Grade A Admit Card 2023 

To get NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2023 admit card follow these steps: 

Step 1: Visit the NABARD Official website and fill in the Roll No & Date of Birth

Step 2: Your admit card for the upcoming exam will be displayed on the screen

Step 3: Cross-check all the details

Step 4: Download and print it

NABARD Grade A Salary 2023 

The candidates who are appointed as Assistant Manager in the esteemed organization will get a good salary with other benefits. Selected candidates will draw a starting basic pay of Rs.28150/- p.m. in the scale of Rs.28150-1550(4)-34350-1750(7)–46600–EB-1750(4)-53600- 2000(1)-55600

Refer NABARD Grade A Salary and Job Profile to get a breakdown structure of salary and responsibilities with career growth details.

NABARD Grade A Cut Off 2023 (Expected)

The NABARD Grade A Cut off marks 2023 for the examination will be declared along with the result. Candidates can go through the available previous years’ cut-off. It will help you understand the graph of NABARD Grade A Cut off 2023 as per the categories of the candidates. Refer to the table to know more about the cut-off trends.

NABARD Select List Cut Off 2021

NABARD Cut Off 

Discipline

Category

UR

UR-VI

UR-HI

UR-LD

SC

ST

OBC

OBC-HI

EWS

General

164.33

147.75

152.92

157.83

160.17

141.50

159.75

Agriculture

177.83

152.83

164.50

161.08

172.83

173.33

Agriculture Engineering

179.58

– 

169.08

172.33

Animal Husbandry

180.75

142.83

178.08

152.92

Fisheries

168.42

164.67

158.42

Forestry

165.75

151.67

Plantation/Horticulture

163.83

146.42

156.75

155.25

Land Development/Soil Science

180.83

175.08

Water Resources

184.17

169.08

Finance

158.75

132.42

138.92

150.42

124.83

Computer/Information

Technology

161.92

 

142.67

146.00

155.42

149.33

NABARD Wait List Cut Off 2021

Discipline

Category

UR

UR-VI

UR-HI

UR-LD

SC

ST

OBC

OBC-HI

EWS

General

160.08

 

 

136.00

147.42

147.17

158.08

 

156.58

Agriculture

169.50

 

 

 

157.00

156.75

169.92

 

169.00

Agriculture Engineering

159.92

 

 

 

162.67

 

169.00

 

 

Animal Husbandry

 

 

 

 

159.50

 

Fisheries

156.42

 

 

 

162.08

 

156.42

 

 

Forestry

163.58

 

 

 

151.58

 

 

 

 

Plantation/Horticulture

 

 

 

135.83

 

155.50

 

120.75

Land Development/Soil Science

 

 

 

 

 

173.25

 

 

Water Resources

 

 

 

 

 

156.75

 

 

Finance

155.83

 

 

 

126.67

112.83

145.25

 

118.25

Computer/Information

Technology

153.25

 

 

 

143.50

 

154.58

 

144.92

 

For checking the cut off of NABARD Grade A Recruitment through the official website follow these steps:-

Step 1: Log on to the NABARD official website with Roll No & Date of Birth

Step 2: A PDF of NABARD Grade A cut-offs 2023 will be displayed. 

Step 3: Print a hard copy of the same for future usage.

Preparation Tips for NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2023

Candidates applying for NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2023 must begin their preparation well in advance. The tips given below may be helpful in enhancing your preparation.

  • Refer to the syllabus and exam pattern and list the topics that you need to work on the most.
  • Prepare a study plan so that you do not miss out on any important topics.
  • Prepare a timetable and set aside time for revision.
  • Practice  NABARD Grade A Previous Years Papers. This will help you understand the exam pattern and expected questions.

Books for NABARD Grade A Exam 2023 

Here are some of the books candidates can refer to for the Economic and Agriculture sections. Go to NABARD Grade A 2023 recruitment books to get the recommended books for other subjects and phases of the selection process. 

Name of the Book 

Author’s Name 

Publisher 

How are these Books Useful?

NABARD and its Significance in Agriculture 

SK Chowdhury 

Rajat Publications 

This book gives a complete insight into the topic of Agriculture. 

Indian Economy 

Ramesh Singh 

McGraw Hill

To get a complete understanding of the Indian Economy, this book can be referred to.

High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin

N D V Prasada Rao

S.Chand Publishing

For a complete study of Grammar topics, candidates can choose this book.

NABARD Grade A Books for Prelims Exam 2023 

In the below table, we have listed the best books for NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2023. Check the subject-wise books below.

NABARD Grade A Books for English Language 2023 

Book Name 

Author’s Names 

Publisher 

Importance 

Objective General English 

SP Bakshi 

Arihant 

An easy to follow book on General English, helps you cope with the latest syllabus trends and improve. 

High School English Grammar and Composition 

Wren and Martin 

S Chand

The best book on the market has numerous practice sessions and solved examples to understand the core concepts of the subject. 

Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis 

Goyal 

The book is divided into three sections, with comprehensive explanations about the topics, helping candidates to improve their vocabulary skills. 

NABARD Grade A Books for Reasoning 2023 

Book Name 

Author’s Name 

Publisher 

Importance 

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning 

R S Aggarwal 

S Chand 

Helps the candidates to understand the key concept of the subject and comes with practice sections. 

A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning 

R S Aggarwal 

S Chand 

This book covers the latest pattern of syllabus and includes comprehensive language for a better understanding of the candidates. 

Tricky Approach to Competitive Reasoning Verbal and Non Vertbal 

_

Kiran 

Specially designed for competitive examinations, this book will boost your preparation for the Reasoning section. 

NABARD Grade A Books for Quantitative Aptitude 2023 

Book’s Name

Author’s Name

Publisher

Importance

SmartBook by PrepForSure

PrepForSure

S. Chand

With over 4000 error-free questions the book helps the candidates with in-depth exam preparations. You'll get smart answer keys, detailed solutions, and chapter and difficulty-wise questions. The first chapter is free for you to access. Buy it from Amazon.

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exam

R.S. Agarwal

S. Chand

The book has many practice sections and solved examples helping you to understand the concepts better.

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic

Arihant Experts

This book is the best to brush up on your calculative skills and interpret your preparation status.

NABARD Grade A Books for General Awareness 2023 

Book’s Name

Author’s Name

Publisher

Importance

Advanced Objective General Knowledge

S.Chand

It covers the latest general knowledge affairs and helps you to gain important information.

Current Affairs

Lucent

It bears a significant essence as you can mug up all the important general knowledge topics.

NABARD Grade A Books for Economic and Social Issues 2023 

Name of the Book 

Author’s Name 

Publisher 

Importance 

Indian Economy 

Ramesh Singh 

MCGraw Hill

The book highlights the significant points on the concerned issue. 

Indian Social System 

Ram Ahuja 

Rawat Publications 

Written in a comprehensive language, the book is helpful in covering the latest issues on the Indian Social System. 

NABARD Grade A Books for Agriculture and Rural Development 2023 

Name of the Book 

Author’s Name 

Publisher 

Importance 

NABARD and its Significance in Agriculture 

SK Chowdhury 

Rajat Publications 

The book highlights the key topics of the subject with relevant information about the same. 

Agricultural Finance in India: The Role of NABARD

Prabhakar Rajkumar 

Arjun Publishing House 

The book is incorporated with the latest detailed information, helping you all the way to cover the syllabus easily. 

NABARD Grade A Books for Mains Exam 2023 

Stream

Book Name 

Author 

Publisher 

Rajbhasa Adhikari 

IBPS CWE Common Written Examination: Rajbhasha Adhikari Practice Workbook

_

Kiran Publications 

Rural Banking 

Rural Banking 

IIBF 

_

Legal

Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning for CLAT and LLB examinations 

AP Bhardwaj 

Pearson

NABARD Grade A Result 2023 

To get NABARD Grade A recruitment result 2023, candidates can go directly on the official website of the board or candidates can check their result by clicking directly on the below mentioned link. Candidates can follow the below mentioned steps to check their result:-

Download NABARD Grade A Result 2023 – Link to be activated.

Or

Step 1: Log on to the NABARD official website with your roll number and date of birth.

Step 2: A PDF of selected candidates for the recruitment will be displayed. Make sure to check as per the registration number and verify other filled details.

Step 3: Print a hard copy of the same for reference.

Candidates can find the link under the results tab to view your NABARD Grade A Result 2023.

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