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NABARD Grade A & B - BANKING
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  • 100 Questions
  • 100 Marks

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)  is a Developmental Financial Institution in India. It is fully owned by Government of India and the institute is headquartered at Mumbai having regional offices all over India. NABARD is active in developing Financial Inclusion and is India's specialised bank for Agriculture and Rural Development.

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development held the NABARD Grade A and B Exam to recruit professionals for the post of Assistant Manager (Grade A) and Manager (Grade B). The selection of candidates will be done based on the prelims, mains and interview round. Log on to the official website to apply online or to check other important details.

NABARD Grade A & B (Banking) Exam Conducting Body:

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is India's specialised bank for Agriculture and Rural Development. NABARD held exam for the post of  Assistant Manager (Grade A) and Manager (Grade B) for the applicants from all over India every year.

NABARD Grade A & B (Banking) Exam Important Dates:

Events

Dates

Mode

Link

Registration Date

18/07/2022 to 7/08/2022

Online

Click Here

Application Date

17/07/2021 to 07/08/2021

Admit Card

26/08/2022

Preliminary Exam Date

7/09/2022

Mains Exam Date

  • Grade A (Assistant Manager): 16th November 2021
  • Grade B (Manager): 17th November 202

Result Date (Mains)

31/12/2021

NABARD Grade A & B (Banking) Exam Selection Procedure:

The NABARD Examination is held in three stages- 

  • Preliminary Examination

  • Mains Examination

  • Interview

NABARD Grade A & B (Banking) Exam Pattern:

Preliminary Examination:- The NABARD Assistant Manager Preliminary Examination is an Online examination which is held with an aim to test the intellect, aptitude, and standard of English language of the candidates. The total time duration will be  2 hours. The Paper pattern of the Prelims exam is as follows:-

S.No.

Name of Test(Objective)

No. of Question

Max. Marks

1.

Reasoning

20

20

2.

English Language

40

40

3.

Computer Knowledge

20

20

4.

General Awareness

20

20

5.

Quantitative Aptitude

20

20

6.

Economic & Social Issues (regarding Rural India)

40

40

7.

Agriculture & Rural Development (regarding Rural India)

40

40

Total

200

200

Mains Examination:- The applicants who qualifies the Preliminary examination gets shortlisted for the Mains examination. The Mains Examination is a Descriptive type of paper with a mix of Objective type question from the following papers:-

Paper

Sections

Maximum Marks

Time Duration

Paper-1

General English

100

90 minutes

Paper-2

Economic, Social Issues, Agriculture & Rural Development for General Posts and Agriculture for Manager Agriculture Post

100

90 minutes

Paper-3

Development Economics, Statistics, Finance, and Management

100

90 minutes

Total

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Note:-

  • The General English Paper is of Descriptive type. The Drafting and Analytical ability is assessed through Essay, Paragraph, Comprehension and Letter writing.

  • Paper 2 and 3 are Multiple Choice questions type.

  • There is a provision of the Negative Marking. 1/4th of the total mark should be deducted.

Interview: The interview carries 25 marks for Grade A and 40 marks for Grade B. The applicants who qualify the mains examination are called for the Interview.

NABARD Grade A & B (Banking) Exam Eligibility Criteria:

1. Age Limit:- 

  • 21 to 30 years for Grade A.

  • 21 to 35 years for Grade B.

2. Age Relaxation:

Category

Age Relaxation

1.

OBC

03 years

2.

SC/ST

05 years

3.

Ex-servicemen

05 years

4.

Short Service/ Emergency Commissioned Officers

05 years

5.

Family members of the victims of 1984 riots

05 years

3. Educational Qualification:

  • Graduation in any discipline with an aggregate of 50%(SC/ST and PwD Category applicants with 45%) and if applying for specific post then Graduation in the relevant subjects.

  • Candidates with a Postgraduate Degree need a minimum of 50% (SC/ST and PwD Category applicants with 45%).

NABARD Grade A & B (Banking) Exam Syllabus:

English Language:

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Cloze Test

  • Para jumbles

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Error Spotting

  • Paragraph Completion

  • Vocabulary

  • Comprehension

  • Grammar

  • Verbal Ability

Quantitative Ability:

  • Mixtures & Allegations

  • Profit & Loss

  • Simplification

  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest

  • Work & Time

  • Time & Distance

  • Mensuration

  • Data Interpretation

  • Number Systems

  • Sequence & Series

  • Combination &Probability

Computer Knowledge:

  • Languages

  • Basic Hardware & Software

  • History of Computers

  • Devices

  • Viruses and Hacking.

General Awareness:

  • Current World News

  • Current India News

  • Geography Concepts

  • History Concepts

  • Political Science

Reasoning:

  • Analogies

  • Alphabetical and Number Series

  • Coding and Decoding

  • Mathematical operation

  • Relationships

  • Syllogism

  • Jumbling

  • Venn Diagram

  • Data Interpretation and Sufficiency

  • Conclusions and Decision making

  • Similarities and Differences

  • Analytical Reasoning

  • Classification

  • Directions

NABARD Grade A & B (Banking) Exam FAQs:

Ques 1. From where can an applicant get the information regarding the exam?

Ans. An applicant can get the information from the official website.

Ques 2. How can an applicant apply for NABARD exam?

Ans. Applicants have to apply online for Application form and registration.

Ques 3. Which documents to be submitted while filling the application form?

Ans. Following are the documents:

  • Photograph

  • Signature

Ques 4. What should be the size of the scanned documents?

Ans. The size of the signature should be between 10-20 kbs and of the photograph should be 20-50 kb.

Ques 5. How can a applicant download the Admit card?

Ans. The Admit card can be downloaded 2-3 weeks prior from the official website.

Ques 6. How can candidates pay the application fee?

Ans. By online mode by Debit/Credit card, Internet Banking, Cash Wallets etc.

Ques 7. Is there provision of fee exemption?

Ans. No.

Ques 8. What is the selection procedure for NABARD  exam?

Ans. For NABARD exam the selection is done through 3 stages:

  • Pre exam (Objective)

  • Mains Exam (Objective & Subjective)

  • Interview

Ques 9. Is exam held online or offline?

Ans. The exam is held online.

Ques 10. Is there any Negative Marking in the exam?

Ans. Yes. 1/4th of the total allotted mark should be deducted.

Ques 11. Is there any sectional timing in the exam?

Ans. No.

Ques 12. On what basis the merit list is prepared?

Ans. The merit list is prepared on the basis of the marks of the Mains Examination and Interview.

Ques 13. Does a candidate studying in the final year apply for the exam?

Ans. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

Ques 14. Is there any way to edit once the form is submitted?

Ans. No, changes can be made once the form is submitted.

Ques 15. What precautions should be taken by a candidate while filling up the Online Application Form?

Ans. Please read the instructions attentive before filling up the Online Application Form.

Conclusion: This exam offers a great chance for eligible and desiring applicants who want to join National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development. There are vacant posts for Assistant Manager and Manager.It is an online based 2 tier exam. The aspirants must take the benefit of this opportunity by preparing well for the exam. We the team of estudentbook wishes you all the best for your future.

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