National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development or NABARD is the apex development financial institution in India that caters to the needs of the rural population by providing credit for agriculture and other economic activities in rural areas in India. Being one of the popular banks in the country, NABARD recruitment attracts thousands of youths every year who aspires to join the banking sector. The bank engages eligible candidates both on a regular and contractual basis. NABARD conducts regular basis recruitment to fill up the posts in Group A, B, and C.
NABARD Recruitment to Group A post is conducted for Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS), Protocol & Security Service (P&SS), Rajbhasha and Legal. This is also one of the popular exams conducted by NABARD. The selection for RDBS post is done based on the preliminary exam, mains exam, and interview. The Selection for the P&SS post will be through the interview only.
NABARD Grade A 2020 Exam dates:
|NABARD Grade A 2020 Notification Date
||15th January 2020
|NABARD Grade A 2020 Online Application Start Date
||15 January 2020
|NABARD Grade A 2020 Online Application End Date
||03 February 2020
|NABARD Grade A Officer Prelims Admit Card
|NABARD Grade A Officer 2020 – Prelims Exam Date
||25 February 2020
|NABARD Grade A Officer Prelims Result
|NABARD Grade A Officer Mains Admit Card
||to be notified soon
|NABARD Grade A Officer 2020 – Mains 2 Exam Date
||to be notified soon
|NABARD Grade A Officer Mains Result
||to be notified soon
NABARD 2020 Admit Card
NABARD Grade A Admit Card 2020 for Prelims Exam will be released in 2nd Week Of February 2020. The NABARD 2020 admit card for Preliminary Exam will be released as soon as the Application Process for the same will be completed. Admit card is released 10-15 days prior to commencement of the examination. Admit Card will be released separately for the Prelims and Mains Exam. The link to download the Admit card will be provided on this page once it has been released by NABARD.
NABARD 2020 Syllabus:
The preliminary exam of NABARD 2020 Exam constitutes of 7 major sections namely:
- Quantitative Aptitude
- English Language
- Computer Knowledge
- General Awareness
- Economicand Social Issues and
- Agriculture and Rural development
Mains Exam will be conducted in three phases with the inclusion of a descriptive test in English. Apart from these two papers, an interview process will be conducted for selected candidates through the Mains Examination.
NABARD Exam Pattern 2020
Candidates in the ratio 1:25 are selected for the mains exam. The mains exam comprises two papers - I and II. The Paper I is on General English which is descriptive type paper. The exam will be held online and candidates need to type the answers by using keyboard. The duration of the paper is 1 ½ hrs and carries 100 marks. The analytical and writing skills are assessed through Descriptive Test. The exam comprises questions from essay writing, comprehension, report writing, paragraph
writing & letter writing. The Paper II as per NABARD exam pattern 2020 is MCQ based. The test paper carries questions from Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India). The questions in Paper II are also asked related to discipline. The Paper II is set as per the posts. Each paper is held for 1 ½ hrs and for 100 marks.
The interview is conducted for applicants qualifying the Phase II exam and placed sufficiently high in the order of merit. Candidates in the ratio 1:5 will be called for Interview. The total marks allotted to the interview is 25 marks.
The preliminary exam which comprises objective type questions carries total 200 marks. The duration of the test is 120 minutes. The topic-wise distribution of questions are given below:
||Distribution of questions
|Test of Reasoning
|Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India)
|Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)
Cut Off Of NABARD:
How to check NABARD Grade A Cut off 2020?
The steps to check the cut off marks are given below:
- Visit the official website
- Click the cut-off link on the home page
- NABARD cut off 2020 will open in a PDF format
- Check and download the cut off marks
- Applicability of NABARD Grade A cut off
NABARD Grade A cut off for Phase I and II will be applied in two stages:
- On scores in individual tests
- On total score
Factors determining NABARD Grade A cut off
The cut off is calculated based on the following factors:
- Number of vacancies
- Total marks
- Difficulty level
- Number of test takers
- NABARD Grade A Cut off 2020 for Prelims
The prelims exam comprises seven sections. NABARD Grade A cut off for prelims is calculated out of 200 marks. On the basis of sectional and overall cut offs, candidates will be selected for the mains exam. The preliminary exam is qualifying in nature. Candidates in the 1:25 will be called for the mains exam. Candidates can check below previous years’ NABARD Grade A prelims cut off marks.
NABARD Grade A 2020 Apply Online
The online application for NABARD Grade A 2020 has been started on 15th January 2020 and will end on 3rd February 2020. Candidates will be able to apply online for the exam by clicking on the link mentioned below. Candidates must pay an Application fee of INR 800/- [(intimation charges ? 150/- and application fee ? 650/-)] (GENERAL & OBC-NCL) and INR 150/- (SC/ST/PwD)
Steps To Apply:
- Application registration
- Photograph & signature scan and upload
- Filling the detailed NABARD application form
- Payment of application fee
NABARD 2020 Registration
- Candidates need to visit the official website
- Click on the 'Apply Online'
- To register, select the tab 'Click here for New Registration'
- Candidates need to enter the name, contact details, and email ID
- Provisional registration number and password are generated
NABARD Grade A 2020 Result
The Result for NABARD 2019 Preliminary Exam will be released soon after the exam for the same has been conducted. The Result for Mains Exam will be released for candidates who have successfully cleared the Prelims Round.
How to check NABARD Grade A result 2020?
The steps to check the result of NABARD Grade A result are given below:
- Visit the official website
- Click the result link on the home page
- The result PDF opens in a new page
- Check your roll number
- Download the file and save it
Details on NABARD Grade A scorecard
The scorecard contains the following details:
- Candidate’s name
- Roll number
- Overall and sectional scores
- Sectional and overall cut off marks
- NABARD Grade A Prelims Result 2020
The preliminary exam comprises seven sections. The total marks for the test are 200. The preliminary exam is only qualifying in nature and meant to serve a screening test. Candidates who qualify the exam and rank sufficiently high in the merit list are called for appearing in the mains exam. Candidates are called in the ratio 1:25 for the mains exam.
NABARD Grade A Mains Result 2020
The mains exam is a mix of MCQ and descriptive type test. The exam is conducted for the qualified candidates of the prelims exam. Only such candidates are selected for Interviews who score the minimum cut off marks in the mains exam. Candidates will be called in the ratio 1:5 for the Interview.
NABARD Grade A Final Result 2020
Applicants qualifying the mains exam by securing a high rank in merit are called for Interviews. The interview carries 25 marks. The final selection and ranking of candidates are decided on their performance in the mains exam and Interview has taken together.
NABARD 2020 Eligibility
For Assistant Manager (Grade A) Post
Age Limit: Candidates age should be in between 21 to 30 years as on 01-03-2019
- Candidates should possess Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWD applicants 45%) in aggregate or
- Post Graduation Degree with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWD applicants 45%) in aggregate or Ph.D for S.No-a, Bachelor’s Degree with Economics with 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWD applicants -45%) in aggregate or
- Post Graduation Degree in Economics/ Agriculture Economics with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWD applicants-45%) in aggregate from a recognized university for S.No-b
- Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from any recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or
- Post Graduation Degree in Agriculture with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWD applicants 45%) in aggregate for S.No-c
Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering with 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized University or having PG degree in Agricultural Engineering with 50% marks in aggregate after Bachelor’s Degree in any engineering discipline for S.No-d
Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture from any recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks (SC applicants 45%) in aggregate or
Post Graduation Degree in Horticulture with a minimum of 50% marks (SC applicants 45%) in aggregate for S.No-e Posts with adequate experience.
For the post of Manager (Grade B)
Age Limit: Candidates age should be in between 21 to 35 years as on 01-03-2019
Candidates should possess Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/ST/PWD applicants 55%) in aggregate or
Post Graduate degree with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/ST/PWD applicants 50%) in aggregate from a recognized university for Post 1
Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with 60% marks (SC/ST applicants 55%) in aggregate or
Post Graduate degree in Agriculture with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/ST applicants 50%) in aggregate or
its equivalent grade from a recognized university for Post 2.
NABARD Recruitment 2020 FAQs
Q. What is Grade A and Grade B recruitment?
A. NABARD Grade B recruitment is for the post of Manager in Grade ‘B’ in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) in the bank. Grade A recruitment is held for recruitment of Assistant Manager.
Q. What is the selection process of NABARD recruitment?
A. The selection process for RDBS comprises preliminary exam, mains exam and interview. Candidates for P&SS post are selected based on interview only.
Q. Is NABARD recruitment conducted year?
A. Yes, recruitment is conducted every year depending on the number of vacancies.
Q. Which is easier to crack NABARD Grade A and B or RBI Grade B?
A. NABARD Grade A and B is easier to crack than RBI Grade B.
Q. Is there any number of attempts?
A. No, there is no limit in the number of attempts.
Q. How can I pay the exam fees?
A. Candidates can pay their examination fees online using Master/Visa/RuPay Debit or Credit Cards or Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/Mobile Wallets.
Q. How can I download my admit card?
A. Candidates can download the admit card online.
Q. I am in the final year of graduation. Can I apply for the exam?
A. Yes, you can apply for the exam provisionally.
Q. Can I submit the application form offline?
A. No, only online application forms are accepted for the recruitment exam.
Q. Is there any pre-exam training?
A. Yes, there is pre-exam training before the exam arranged for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWBD candidates.
Q. Are the exam centres different for preliminary and mains exam?
A. Yes, the exam centres are different for preliminary and mains exam.