NABARD Grade A Officer notification has been released on 15 Jan 2021 for the vacancies of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ in the RDBS in NABARD. To apply, eligible candidates will have to fill and submit an online application through Bank’s website @ www.nabard.org.
Online application along with requisite fee must be submitted before the last date i.e. 3 Feb 2021. Application Form submitted in any other mode will not be accepted.
Further details such as date of notification, important dates, number of vacancies, eligibility criteria, application procedure, fee, examination pattern, syllabus, selection procedure, admit card, examination centers, result, etc. have been provided below.
NABARD Officer Overview
|Examination name||NABARD Grade A Officer 2021|
|Conducted by||National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)|
|Date of Notification||15th Jan 2021|
|Post name||Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’|
|No. of vacancies||150|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Dates for submission of online application||15 Jan 2021 – 3 Feb 2021|
|Call letter for Online Preliminary Examination||Feb 2021|
|Phase I Preliminary Examination||25th Feb 2021|
|Result of Preliminary Examination||24 March 2021|
|Call letter for the Main examination||To be notified|
|Phase II Main examination||To be notified|
|Result of the Main examination||To be notified|
|Call letter for Interview||To be notified|
|Phase III Interview||To be notified|
|Final Result||To be notified|
|Official website / Apply Online||www.nabard.org|
NABARD Grade A Officer 2021 Notification
NABARD Grade A Officer notification for the vacancies of Assistant Manager has been released online in May 2021 through Bank’s website www.nabard.org.
NABARD Grade A Officer Vacancies 2021
Through NABARD Grade A Officer 2021 recruitment, the Bank will recruit 150 deserving candidates for the post of AM in several disciplines such as Finance, Forestry, Food Processing, etc. Discipline, category – wise number of vacancies has been mentioned below.
|Ag. Marketing/Agri Business Mgmt||1||-||-||1||-||2|
|Land Development – Soil Science||1||1||1||-||-||3|
|Economics & Agricultural Economics||2||1||-||1||1||5|
|Total AM RDBS||51||19||13||40||16||139||4|
Note – Vacancies can be changed as per the Bank’s requirements.
NABARD Grade A Officer 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Only Indian Citizens can apply for the post of AM in NABARD.
As on 1st Jan 2021, candidates must possess the following educational qualification.
|Post name – Grade ‘A’ (Assistant Manager)|
|General||2 – years’ PGDM / full-time MBA OR|
|CA / Cost Accountant / CS and Bachelor’s degree OR|
|Bachelor’s degree in any subject with 50% marks or PG degree with 50% or Ph.D. (passing marks SC / ST / PWBD applicants – 45%)|
|Plantation and Horticulture||Bachelor’s or PG degree in Horticulture with 50% marks|
|(passing marks for PWBD applicants – 45%)|
|Land Development – Soil Science||Bachelor’s or PG degree in Agriculture (Soil Science / Agronomy) / Agriculture with 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC / PWBD applicants)|
|Finance||CA with Bachelor’s degree (joined ICAI on or before 01 May 2020) OR|
|Degree in Financial and Investment Analysis with 50% marks (45% for SC / ST / PWBD applicants) OR|
|2-years full-time PGDM (Finance) / MBA OR|
|BBA (Banking / Finance) / BMS (Banking / Finance) with 50% marks (45% for SC / ST / PWBD applicants)|
|Forestry||Bachelor’s or PG degree in Forestry with 50% marks in aggregate (45% for ST / PWBD applicants)|
|Food Processing||B.Tech. / BE / Bachelor’s OR PG Degree in Food Technology / Food Processing with 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC / PWBD applicants)|
|Environment||Bachelor’s OR PG Degree in Environmental Engineering or Environmental Science with 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC / ST / PWBD applicants)|
|Economics / Agricultural Economics||Bachelor’s OR PG Degree in Economics / Agriculture Economics with 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC / ST / PWBD applicants).|
|Candidates must have studied Economics as the main subject in any year/semester of their course.|
|Animal Husbandry / Dairy Technology||Bachelor’s OR PG Degree in Dairy Technology / Animal Husbandry / Veterinary Sciences with 50% marks in aggregate (45% for ST / PWBD applicants).|
As on 01 Jan 2021, candidates must have been born between 21 and 30 years OR born not earlier than 02 Jan1990 and not later than 01 Jan 1999.
Relaxation in Upper Age Limit
The following relaxation in upper age limit will be applicable for certain categories.
|Category||Relaxation in upper age limit|
|SC / ST / ex-servicemen (including SSCOs / ECOs)||05 years|
|Candidates who lived in Kashmir from 01 Jan 1980 to 31 Dec 1989||05 years|
|Family members/children of victims died in 1984 riots||05 years|
|PWBD||10 years (General)|
|13 years (OBC)|
|15 years (SC / ST)|
Note – cumulative age relaxation will not be given to any applicant
NABARD Grade A Officer 2021 Application Form
NABARD Grade A Officer online application form will be available from 15th Jan to 3rd Feb 2021. Interested candidates can apply for AM in any one discipline of their choice.
How To Apply Online for NABARD Grade A Officer?
- Open Bank’s website or click here www.nabard.org
- Open ‘Career’ page
- Find and click on the ‘Apply Online’ link
- Click on ‘Click here for New Registration’ tab
- Enter name, contact details then email ID
- Provisional registration number and password will be displayed and sent to the provided email ID and mobile number
Filling in Online Application and Uploading of Documents
- Fill the following details in the online application
- Basic details such as category, disability status and related details, religion, date of birth, gender, marital status, father’s / mother’s names, address for correspondence, permanent address, etc.
- Educational qualification details (as on 01 Jan 2021)
- Work experience details, if any
- Other mandatory details
- Validate details then click on ‘Save & Next’ tab
- Upload scanned copies of photo and signature
- Click on ‘Save & Next’ button
Payment of Application Fee
- The payment page will be shown
- Select any option
- Enter details of selected option
- Confirm details then click on the ‘Make Payment’ tab
- Follow rest instructions carefully for online payment of fees
Once payment is done, candidates will be able to print payment e – receipt along with the final submitted online application form.
To apply online, candidates must have the following documents/things
- Valid and personal email ID
- Working mobile number
- Soft copy of photo and signature
- Details of any of the below-given options to make payment of fees in online mode
- Debit card
- Credit card
- Mobile wallet
- Cash cards
- Internet banking
Specifications for Documents to be Uploaded
- Should be taken recently
- Preferred dimensions – 200 x 230 pixels
- Size – 20 kb to 50 kb
- Format – JPG or JPEG
- Must be on white paper using a black ink pen
- Preferred dimensions – 140 x 60 pixels
- Size – 10 kb to 20 kb
- Format – JPG or JPEG
NABARD Grade A Officer 2021 Application Fees
No application fees for SC/ ST/ PWBD candidates. They will have to pay only intimation charges i.e. Rs. 150/-. All other candidates will have to pay an amount of Rs. 800/- towards their NABARD Grade A Officer application fee and intimation charges.
Application Fees / Intimation Charges can be paid online by using any of the following options
- Debit card
- Credit card
- Mobile wallet
- Internet banking
NABARD Grade A Officer Exam Pattern
Phase I Preliminary Examination
Firstly, Phase I preliminary examination will be conducted. It will be an online objective type test of qualifying in nature. It will have the MCQs from the following subjects
- English Language
- Computer Knowledge
- General awareness
- Quantitative aptitude
- Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)
- Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India)
A preliminary examination will be conducted for a total of 200 marks with a time duration of 120 minutes. Candidates who manage to pass this screening test will be called for Phase II main examination.
|Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India)||40|
|Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)||40|
Phase II Main Examination
This examination will be held online and will have both types of questions (descriptive & objective). Firstly, Paper I descriptive paper will be held online through the keyboard.
Paper I descriptive paper on General English will consist of questions on essay writing, letter writing, paragraph writing, comprehension, and report writing. Paper I will be of 100 marks and 1 ½ hrs. will be time duration.
Paper-II of Phase II main examination will be an online objective test to be conducted for 100 marks with 1 ½ hrs. time duration. Paper-II for the post of AM (RDBS) General will have MCQs on Social & Economic Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) whereas Paper-II for rest disciplines of AM (RDBS) post will have MCQs related to that particular discipline.
Note – in both phase I and Phase II, negative marking will be applicable. For every wrong answer, 1/4th marks allotted to that question will be deducted.
Phase III Interview
Candidates who qualify phase II examination by scoring at least or above cutoffs in individual test and total score shall be shortlisted then called for interview. The interview will be held for 25 marks.
NABARD Grade A Officer Syllabus
Phase I Preliminary Syllabus
|Reasoning||Arithmetical Reasoning, Non-Verbal Series, Mirror Images, Analogy, Number Ranking, Number Series, Clocks & Calendars, Directions, etc.|
|English Language||Antonyms, Synonyms, Error Correction, Sentence Arrangement / improvement / completion, Active / passive voice, Idioms and Phrases etc.|
|Computer Knowledge||MS Word / PPT / Excel, History of computer, HW / SW components of a computer, computer generations, OS, internet, etc.|
|General Awareness||Famous books & authors, Indian History/culture/economy/politics, Sports, inventions in the world, Indian parliament, famous events with dates, Chemistry, Zoology, Geography, etc.|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Data interpretation, SI & CI, Mixtures & Allegations, Time & work, profit & loss, number system, average, HCF & LCM, Simplification, Problems on Ages, Decimal & Fractions, etc.|
|Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India)||Indian Economy’s nature, Poverty, Inflation, Employment Generation in India, Education in India, Population trends, Rural banking, and financial institutions in India, Social structure of India, etc.|
|Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)||Soil and Water Conservation, Agriculture, Structure of the Indian Rural Economy, Farm and Agriculture Engineering, causes of Rural Backwardness, Characteristics of the Indian rural economy, social and demographic, etc.|
Phase II Main Syllabus
Paper I English language Syllabus (Common for all disciplines of AM post)
- Précis writing
- Essay writing
- Comprehension and Business / Office Correspondence
Paper-II Syllabus for General discipline of AM post
|Paper-II Syllabus for General discipline of AM post|
|Economic & Social Issues||Inflation, Nature of Indian Economy, Population Trends, Social Justice, Globalisation of Economy, Industry, etc.|
|Agriculture||Definition, meaning, branches of Agriculture, definition, meaning & scope of agronomy, cropping systems, Agro-climatic zones, Meteorology, Soil and Water Conservation, Farm and Agri Engineering, Water Resource, Animal Husbandry, Plantation & Horticulture, Agriculture Extensions, Forestry, Fisheries, Ecology, and Climate Change, etc.|
|Rural Development||Concept of Rural Area, Rural population in India and Panchayati Raj Institutions|
Paper-II Syllabus for Rest disciplines of AM post
|Paper-II Syllabus for Rest disciplines of AM post|
|Plantation and Horticulture||Fruit & Plantation Crops, Fruit and Vegetable Technology, Vegetables and Floriculture and landscape gardening||Click here|
|Land Development – Soil Science||Soil fertility management, Organic farming concepts, natural resources, Weeds with characteristics, Soil conservation, Agricultural extension, History of plant breeding, etc.||Click here|
|Finance||Financial accounting, Management accounting, Auditing, etc.||Click here|
|Forestry||Definition and characteristic, Silviculture, Silviculture systems, Principal groups of plants, Seed orchards, Importance of energy plantation, Forest trees of industrial utility etc.||Click here|
|Food Processing||General, Energy Value of Foods, Energy Requirement, Infestation Control and Pesticides, General Principles of Food Preservation, Unit Operations, Technology of Animal Products, Dairy technology etc.||Click here|
|Environment||Definition and Sources of Pollution etc.||Click here|
|Economics & Agricultural Economics||Economics, Agricultural Economics and Elementary Statistics for Economics||Click here|
|Animal Husbandry / Dairy Technology||Forage Production, Animal Genetics, and Breeding, Physiology of Reproduction and Lactation, Animal Nutrition, Animal Health, Poultry Production, Other Species of Livestock (Sheep, Goat, Pig, and Rabbit), etc.||Click here|
NABARD Grade A Selection Process
- Phase I preliminary examination will be qualifying in nature. To qualify the preliminary examination, candidates will have to score at least or above cutoffs in individual tests and total scores.
- Phase II main examination will be conducted to shortlist candidates for interview. Those who score cutoffs in individual tests and total scores shall be eligible for the Phase III Interview.
- Scores obtained in Phase II main examination will be considered while preparing the final merit list for selection
- Final selection will be done through ranking to be prepared after considering marks obtained by candidates in phase II main examination and interview
NABARD Grade A Call Letter
Call letter for Phase I / Phase II and Phase III will be in due course. Candidates eligible for appearing in any Phase of NABARD Grade A Officer 2021 recruitment will have to download their call letter through NABARD’s website.
How to Download Call Letter?
- Open NABARD’s website or click here www.nabard.org
- Click on ‘Career Notices’ tab
- Find and click on the ‘Download call letter’ link
- Enter registration number / roll number
- Enter the password/date of birth
- Submit details
- Call letter will appear on the screen
- Download and print it then paste a recent photo on the call letter
Document Required for Exam
In each phase of NABARD Grade A Officer recruitment, candidates will have to bring their call letter along with any of the following photo identities in original and photocopy
- Bank Passbook with a photograph
- PAN card
- Driving Licence
- Employee ID
- Voter’s card
- Aadhar card with a photograph
NABARD Grade A Officer 2021 Result
Result of NABARD Grade A Officer Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III will be announced only through NABARD’s official website. Steps to check NABARD Grade A Officer result have been provided below
- Open the official website @www.nabard.org
- Find and click on the appropriate link
- A PDF file having roll numbers of shortlisted candidates will be displayed
- Search roll no.
NABARD Grade A Officer 2021 Cutoff
NABARD Grade A Officer cutoffs for phase I, phase II, and final selection will be decided and disclosed by Bank after conducting an examination of each phase I.
NABARD Grade A Officer cutoffs can be checked on NABARD’s official website after declaration of result of Phase I / Phase II / Phase III.
NABARD Grade A Officer Salary
Basic pay – Rs.28150/- p.m. in the scale of 28150 – 1550(4) – 34350-1750(7) – 46600– EB -1750(4) – 53600-2000(1)- 55600. Applicable allowances are as follows
- House Rent Allowance
- Local Compensatory Allowance
- Dearness Allowance
- Grade Allowance
NABARD Grade A Officer 2021 FAQs?
Q. How many vacancies are available for AM General post?
A. Total Vacancies will be 150 and AM General posts are 69.
Q. What is NABARD Grade A Officer?
A. NABARD Grade A Officer is national level recruitment being conducted by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development on an annual basis for the post of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ in RDBS.
Q. What are the dates mentioned in NABARD Grade A Officer notification to apply online?
A. Dates to apply online will be 15th Jan – 3rd Feb 2021. NABARD Grade A Officer 2021 online application forms will be available in online mode only.
Q. When Phase I preliminary examination will be conducted?
A. NABARD Grade A Prelim exam was held on 25th Feb 2021.
Q. What are the maximum marks for the interview?
A. 25 marks.