NABARD Exam Notification: Eligibility Criteria and Application Form

The full form of NABARD is the National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development. This exam was first established on the date of 12th July 1982. Its headquarter is in Mumbai, but the branches are spread all over India. To pursue or to take admission in this exam, then a candidate first needs to clear the NABARD Entrance exam. It is the apex development of the financial institution in India; it caters to all the needs of the rural population by just providing credit for the agriculture and economic activities in the rural areas in India. Because of the popularity of this bank, more than thousands of candidates apply for this entrance exam.  

Every year, NABARD conducts regular basis recruitment to fill up the all posts in Group A, Group B, and Group C candidates. It is one of the most popular exams which are conducted by NABARD. This exam recruitment to Group A post which is conducted for the Rural Development Banking Service, Security Service and Protocol, Legal and Rajbhasa. The selection process for the RDBS post is based on the preliminary and mains exam, and personal interview.

NABARD Notification 2021

For Group A and Group B, the NABARD has announced the official notification. The online registration for this exam is starting from January 2020 to February 2020. This year the board NABARD has introduced more than three thousand vacancies for the officer Grade exam candidates. Aspirants can register themselves from the NABARD official website.

Vacancies of NABARD Exam

The post wise vacancies of the NABARD board are as follows:

For Assistant Manager General (RDBS) the total number of vacancies is 69.

For Assistant Manager (RDBS) Agriculture Engineering the total number of vacancies is 3.

For Assistant Manager (RDBS) General Agriculture the vacancies are 4.

For Assistant Manager (RDBS) Food or Dairy Processing vacancies are 3.

For the post of Assistant Manager (RDBE) land development soil science, the vacancies are 3.

For Assistant Manager (RDBS) Environmental Eggs or Sciences the vacancies 4.

For the post of Assistant Manager NABARD Exam (RDBS) Agriculture Marketing or Agriculture Business Management, the vacancies are 2.

For the post of Assistant Manager (RDBS) Geo Informatics there are 2 vacancies.

For Assistant Manager (RDBS) Agriculture Economics, there are 5 vacancies.

For the post of Assistant Manager Information Technology (RDBS the total number of vacancies is 12.

For Assistant Manager (RDBS) Chartered Accountant the vacancies are 8.

For Assistant Manager (RDBS) Company Secretary, the vacancies are 3.

For the Assistant Manager Finance, there are 16 vacancies.

For Human Resource Management Assistant Manager the total number of vacancies is 3.

For Assistant Manager Statistics there are 2 vacancies.

For Assistant Manager (Rajbhasha) candidates there are 8 vacancies.

For Assistant Manager (Legal) candidates there are 3 vacancies.

NABARD Exam 2021 Eligibility Criteria

For General Assistant Manager

Candidates who wish to apply for Assistant Manager General then need a Bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized university. The minimum percentage is required for this post is 50%, but for ST/SC/PWBD applicants the percentage is required minimum of 45%. Apart from Bachelor’s degree applicants can also apply for these postgraduate candidates can also apply for this post and minimum percentage is required for this is 50% and for other caste candidates, the percentage is required 45%.

For General Assistant Manager Agriculture

For this post, aspirants need Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% of marks, and for ST or PWBD applicants the minimum percentage is required is 45% in Agriculture. Post Graduate in Agriculture candidates can also for this post, but the minimum percentage is required 50% and for ST/ PWBD applicants the percentage is required 45% from a recognized board or university.

Assistant Manager of Agriculture Engineering

For this post, applicants need a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture engineering at least 50% of marks, 

But for SC or PWBD applicants, the minimum percentage is required 45%. Post graduate applicants need post graduate in agriculture at least 50% of marks from recognized university or board.

Assistant Manager of Dairy/ Food Processing

For this post, there is at least a Bachelor’s degree required in Food technology or food processing, Dairy Sciences, or diary technology with at least 50% marks. But, for ST or PWBD candidates the minimum percentage required at least 45%. Apart from Bachelor’s degree, the Post graduate degree holders in food technology or food processing or Dairy Technology or Dairy Sciences with at least 50% can apply for this post.

Assistant Land Development Soil Science Manager

There will be a bachelor’s degree in agriculture or agriculture soil science agronomy is required for this post. The minimum percentage for this post will be 50% and for ST or PWBD candidates the minimum percentage criteria will be 45%. Post graduate degree in agriculture holders with at least 50% marks, can also apply for this post.

Assistant Manager of Environmental Sciences/ Eggs Sciences

To apply for this post, applicants need a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or Environmental Engineering with at least 50% of marks from a recognized university. Post graduate in Environmental science or Environmental Engineering with a minimum 50% of marks can apply for this post.

Assistant Manager, GEO Informatics

For this NABARD exam Assistant Manager, GEO Informatics post, applicants need a B. Tech/ BSC or BE degree in Geoinformatics with at least 50% marks, for PWBD candidates the minimum percentage has required 45%. Candidates who completed M.Tech/ MSC or ME degree in Geoinformatics can also apply for this post.

Assistant Agriculture Economics Manager

For the Assistant Manager, the Agriculture Economics candidate needs a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Economics with at least 50% of marks. Post graduate degree in Economics or Agriculture with at least 50% of marks. For SC/ST or PWBD, the requirement of percentage is 45%.

For Assistant Manager of Information Technology

To apply for this post candidate needs a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Technology or Computer Applications or Computer Science with at least 50% of marks. Post Graduate in Computer Applications or Computer Science or Computer Technology or Information technology can also apply for this post.

Assistant Manager Chartered Accountant

To do a job in this profile candidate needs a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized board or university or with the membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Company Secretary Assistant Manager

To apply for this post aspirants need a Bachelor’s degree with Associate membership of the Institute of Computer secretary. Make sure the internship will be done before or on the date of 01-01-2020.

Assistant Manager of Finance

For this post candidate must have a BMS degree in Finance or Banking or a BBA degree in Finance or Marketing with at least 50% of marks. Candidates who have regular MBA in Finance can also apply for this post. The minimum percentage required for this course is 50%. For SC/ST/ PWBD candidates, the percentage required 45%.

Human Resource Management Assistant Manager

BBA/ BBM in Human Resource Management with at least 50% required for this post. Two years of full-time post graduate diploma in Management in HR/HRM/ from recognized university is required for this post.

Assistant Manager Statistics

For this post, the candidate needs a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics with 50% of the minimum percentage. Aspirants who have post graduate degree in Statistics with at least 50% of marks can also apply for this post.

Age Eligibility Criteria for NABARD Exam

Aspirants who wish to get admission in the NABARD exam, and then they should be 21 years old but not more than 30 years. Apart from this, there are different age criteria for different caste. For another backward caste, the age relaxation is three years. For Schedule Caste people there are 5 years of age relaxation. For persons with disabilities (PWD) people the age relaxation is 10 years. For the SC/ST/PWBD disabilities candidates there is an age relaxation of 15 years.

Exam Pattern NABARD 2021

The duration of the NABARD exam is one hour 20 minutes and it is conducted online. There are three sections of this exam and have 100 questions, each question has 1 marks. There is also negative marking in this exam, which means 0.25 marks deducted for the every wrong answer.

Phase I:

It is based on an online exam and is known as a Preliminary examination. The Phase I NABARD exam total marks for this question paper are 200, Subject wise question paper and marks are as follows.

There are 20 questions for the test of reasoning, 40 marks for the English language, 20 questions for computer knowledge, 20 questions for General Awareness, 20 questions for Quantitative Aptitude, 40 questions for Social and Economic Issues, 40 questions for Agriculture and Rural Development. 

 Phase II- Mains Examination

The Mains examination is divided into two phases.

Phase I

This phase is based on General English. This exam is divided into so many sections like writing skills, and the paper will have descriptive questions. The duration of this exam is 90 minutes, and there the total marks for this paper are 100.

Phase II

Phase II is divided into three sections one is Economic and Social Issues, the second is Rural and Agriculture Development for General Posts, and the third is Agriculture for those candidates who apply for the manager aptitude agriculture posts. The duration of this phase is also 90 minutes.

Phase III

This phase depends on multiple sections of legal services like Cyber Laws, Industrial, and Cooperative Laws, Banking negotiable Instruments, Commerce or Property transactions, Direct Financing, Rural non-life insurance, Staff matters, etc. The total marks of this phase are 100, and the time duration is 90 minutes.

Application Fee for the NABARD Exam

The application fee for this exam is rupees 800 for general category candidates. For SC/PWBD/ ST candidates the application fee is 150 rupees.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

What is a Grade A recruitment process?

Group A recruitment process is a post which is conducted for Protocol and Security Services, Rural Development Banking Services, and Rajbhasha and Legal services.

Is there any limited number of attempts for the question paper?

No, there is no limited number of attempts to apply for this exam.

How a candidate can pay the application fee?

Aspirants can direct pay their examination fee using their Debit/ Credit/ Master/ RuPay or through Internet Banking.

How a candidate can download their admit card?

Aspirants can directly download their admit card from the official website.

Can a candidate apply for this exam through offline mode?

No, aspirants cannot apply through the offline mode. As only online application forms will be accepted for the recruitment process.

The preliminary and mains exam centers are the same?

No, the mains and preliminary exam centers can be different.

 How does a candidate know about the NABARD job notification?

Aspirants can view the latest NABARD job notification from the NABARD official website.

 

 

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