NABARD Grade A & B 2016: Eligibility, Exam Pattern & Online Tests

NABARD has come out with NABARD Grade A & B 2016 notification for recruiting 115 Grade A & B Officers which will be conducted in 3 phases. The application process begins on March 23rd.  The pattern of the exam has changed this time with the addition of two new sections this time in Phase 1 – Economic & Social Issues, and Agriculture & Rural Development. Click here for Mock Tests of NABARD Grade A & B.

Salary:

NABARD Grade A: ~43,000 per month
NABARD Grade B: ~55,000 per month

Dates of Exam:

Phase 1 Exam Date: May 8th 2016
Phase 2 Exam Date: June 5th 2016

Exam Pattern:

Phase I – Preliminary Examination (Online Exam)
Objective Type: MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) carrying 200 marks.
Duration: 120 Minutes Composite Time
Part I
i) Test of Reasoning – 40 marks
ii) English Language – 40 marks
iii) Computer Knowledge – 20 marks
iv) General Awareness – 20 marks
v) Quantitative Aptitude – 30 marks
Part II
i)Eco. & Social issues – 25 marks
ii)Agri. & Rural Dev. – 25 marks

Phase II – Main Examination will consist of 01 paper in MCQ pattern and 01 paper in descriptive
format (English).
Paper-I (Writing skills online through key board) General English: (Descriptive)
The paper will have descriptive questions carrying 100 marks.
Duration: 1 ½ hrs
The analytical and drafting ability of the candidate shall be assessed from the Descriptive
English paper through essay writing, comprehension, report writing, paragraph writing &
Letter writing. – 100 marks
Paper–II (MCQ) Economic and Social Issues and Agri. and Rural Development :
Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Mark

Phase III – Interview
Applicants qualifying in the Phase-II Examination and securing sufficiently high rank in merit
shall be short-listed for interview.
Marks for Interview : 25 Marks

The Preliminary Examination is only qualifying in nature and is meant to serve as a screening test. Candidates who qualify and rank sufficiently high as decided by NABARD, shall be called for appearing in the Main Examination.
The final selection and ranking of the applicants for the post of Assistant Manager (Grade ‘A’) in RDBS and Manager in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS) will be based on their performance in the Phase-II Main Examination and interview, taken together.

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Eligibility:

I. Asst. Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS)

(i) A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline like, Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy Technology, Horticulture, Arts, Management, Commerce, Science, Engineering, Information Technology etc. with a minimum of 50% marks or an equivalent grade, in aggregate of all semesters / years
OR
(ii) Master’s degree in Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy Technology, Horticulture, Arts, Management, Commerce, Science, Engineering, Information Technology etc. with a minimum of 50% marks or an equivalent grade, in aggregate of all semesters / years
OR
(iii) A Doctorate Degree
OR
(iv) Chartered / Cost Accountants / Company Secretary (ACS) with a Bachelor’s Degree
OR
(v) Two Year Full time PG Diploma in Management / MBA Qualification from institutions recognised by GoI / UGC, with Graduation / Bachelor’s Degree
Note : SC/ST/PWD candidates having second class with a minimum of 45% or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters / years in Bachelor’s Degree examination
OR
having a post graduate degree or equivalent recognized qualification are eligible to apply

II. Manager in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS)
(ii) A first class Master’s degree in Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy Technology, Horticulture, Arts, Management, Commerce, Science, Engineering, Information Technology etc. with a minimum of 60% marks or an equivalent grade, in aggregate of all semesters / years
OR
(iii) A Doctorate Degree
OR
(iv) Chartered / Cost Accountants / Company Secretary (ACS) with a Bachelor’s Degree
OR
(v) Two Year Full time PG Diploma in Management / MBA Qualification from institutions recognised by GoI / UGC, with Graduation / Bachelor’s Degree

(II) Essential Experience (as on 31 January 2016):
At least three years’ full time experience (02 years for SC/ST) as an Officer in Commercial /Cooperative / Regional rural Banks/ FIIs/Corporates /Non-Banking Finance Companies.

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