NABARD Grade A Notification 2021 – Know all about the exam here

NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) had announced 154 vacancies in the year 2020 for the post of Assistant Manager (Grade A Officer) for the streams of Rural Development & Banking Service, Rajbhasha Service, Legal Service and Protocol and Security Service, etc. The NABARD Grade A notification 2021 can be expected anytime soon now.

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In this blog on NABARD Grade A 2021 exam notification, we are providing you with all the details of the exam like

Eligibility criteria,

Exam pattern & Syllabus,

➤ Expected exam dates,

Salary, postings,

Career progression, and last but not least some

➤ Preparation tips for NABARD Grade A 2021 phase-1 & phase-2 papers.

We will update all the latest details here in this blog as soon as the NABARD Grade A 2021 Notification is announced on the official website. 

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NABARD Grade A Notification 2021 – Know all about it

NABARD stands for National Bank of Agriculture & Rural Development.

➤ It is a unique development financial institution (apex-level bank) that came into existence on 12th July 1982.

➤ NABARD’s mission is to promote sustainable and equitable agriculture and rural prosperity through effective credit support, related services, institution development, and other innovative initiatives.

➤ NABARD is headquartered in Mumbai.

➤ It isn’t a wholly-owned subsidiary of RBI now, because RBI sold 99% of its stake to the Government of India.

Well, after reading all this, you must be thinking of becoming a part of such an important institution?

If yes, we would like to tell you that every year NABARD releases vacancies for various posts like

➤ NABARD Development Assistant,

➤ NABARD Grade A officer and

➤ NABARD Grade B Officer.

Here in this blog post, we would look at all the important aspects of the NABARD Grade A 2021 examination.

You can click on the link below to download the NABARD Grade A 2020 official notification for your reference:

I. NABARD Grade A 2021 Exam Dates – Expected Exam Dates

Here are the expected exam dates for NABARD Grade A 2021 Exam. 

EventExpected Date
NABARD Grade A Officer 2021 – Online Application Start DateJuly 2021
NABARD Grade A Officer 2021 – Online Application End DateJuly 2021
NABARD Grade A Officer 2021 – Prelims Exam (Except Protocol & Security Services)August 2021
NABARD Grade A Officer 2021 – Mains ExamAugust 2021

II. NABARD Grade A 2021 VacancyExpected Vacancies

The NABARD Grade A 2021 post-wise expected vacancies details are given in the below table for your reference:

Post No. of Vacancies
NABARD Assistant Manager in Grade A (Rural Development & Banking Service) 139+
NABARD Assistant Manager in Grade A (Rajbhasha Service) 8+
NABARD Assistant Manager in Grade A (Legal Service) 3+
NABARD Assistant Manager in Grade A (Protocol & Security Service) 4+
The NABARD Grade A Officer 2020 post-wise vacancies details are given in the below table for your reference:
Post No. of Vacancies
NABARD Assistant Manager in Grade A (Rural Development & Banking Service) 139
NABARD Assistant Manager in Grade A (Rajbhasha Service) 8
NABARD Assistant Manager in Grade A (Legal Service) 3
NABARD Assistant Manager in Grade A (Protocol & Security Service) 4

III. NABARD Grade A 2021 Eligibility Criteria

1. Rural Development Banking Service

Age Limit:
  • Minimum Age: 21 years
  • Maximum Age: 30 years
Education Criteria:

The eligibility details of different posts have been given below for your reference:

» Generalist Post

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate

or

  • Post Graduate degree with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate

or

  • PhD OR Chartered Accountant /Cost Accountant / Company Secretary with Bachelor’s degree

or

  • Two-year full-time P.G. Diploma in Management / full-time MBA degree from Institutions recognized by GOI / UGC with Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline.

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» General Agriculture

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with 50% marks (ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate

or

  • Post Graduate degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/ Agronomy) with a minimum of 50% marks (ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized University / Institution.

» Agriculture Engineering:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Engineering with 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate

or

  • Postgraduate degree in Agriculture Engineering with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized University / Institution.

» Food/Dairy Processing :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Processing /Food Technology/ Dairy Sciences

and/or

  • Dairy Technology with 50% marks (ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate

or

  • Postgraduate degree in Food Processing /Food Technology/ Dairy Sciences

and/or

  • Dairy Technology with 50% marks (ST/PWBD applicants – 45%)in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.

» Land Development-Soil Science:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate

or

  • Post Graduate degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized University / Institution.

» Environmental Engg/Sciences:

  • Bachelor’s degree with Environmental Science / Environmental Engineering with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate

or

  • Postgraduate degree in Environmental Engineering or Environmental Science with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.

» Agriculture Marketing/Agri.Business Management:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Marketing/ Agriculture Business Management with 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate

or

  • Two years full-time Post Graduate Degree/ Post Graduate Diploma/MBA in Agriculture Marketing/ Agriculture Business Management with a minimum of 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized University / Institution.

» Geo-Informatics:

  • BE/B.Tech/BSC degree in Geoinformatics with 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate

or

  • ME/M.Tech/MSC degree in Geoinformatics with a minimum of 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized university.

» Agricultural Economics/Economics:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with Economics/Agriculture Economics with 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate

or

  • Post Graduate degree in Economics/Agriculture Economics with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized university. %) in aggregate.

» Information Technology:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer Applications/Information Technology with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate

or

  • a post-graduate degree in Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer Applications/Information Technology with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate from a recognized university.

» Chartered Accountant:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Institution with Membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
  • The Membership of ICAI must have been obtained on or before 01-01-2021. 

    » Company Secretary:
    Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with Associate membership of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).
  • The Membership of ICSI must have been obtained on or before 01-01-2021.

» Finance:

  • BBA (Finance/Banking) / BMS (Finance/Banking) with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%)

or

  • Two years full-time P.G. Diploma in Management (Finance) / Full-time MBA (Finance) degree from Institutions / Universities recognized by GoI /UGC OR Bachelor of Financial and Investment Analysis with 50% marks
    (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%).

» Human Resource Management:

  • BBA (Human Resource Management)/ BBM (Human Resource Management)/ BMS ((Human Resource Management) with 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%)

or

  • Two years full-time P.G. Diploma in Management in HRM/HR / Full-time MBA degree in HRM/ HR from recognized University / Institute.

» Statistics:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics with 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Statistics with a minimum of 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized university

2. Rajbhasha Service

Age Limit:

Minimum Age: 21 years

Maximum Age: 30 years


Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university in English/Hindi medium with Hindi and English as a compulsory

or

  • Elective subject with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWBD) in the aggregate

or

  • Bachelor’s Degree with Hindi and English as main subjects with a minimum of 50% marks (pass marks for SC/ST/PWBD) in the aggregate. The candidate must be able to translate from English to Hindi and vice/Versa.

or

  • Post Graduate Degree from a recognized university in Hindi with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWBD) in the aggregate and English as a compulsory/elective subject at Graduation level

or

  • Post-Graduate Degree in English with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWBD) and Hindi as the main subject at Graduation level. The candidate must be able to translate from English to Hindi and vice/Versa.

3. Legal Service

Age Limit:

Minimum Age: 21 years

Maximum Age: 30 years


Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law recognized by Bar Council of India for the purpose of enrolment as an Advocate with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST applicants – 45%)

or

  • equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters/years OR LLM Degree with a minimum of 45% (SC/ST applicants – 40%) or equivalent in the aggregate of all
    semesters/years.

Note:

(i) For PWBD candidates, the minimum required marks shall be 50% in Bachelor’s Degree in Law in the Aggregate of all semesters/years OR LLM degree with a minimum of 45% or equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters/years
Note: In case of practising advocates (i) copy of Bar Council Registration Certificate and

(ii) A Certificate from Bar Association of which the candidate is a member or a certificate issued by the Presiding Officer of a court before which the candidate has practised for the required period should be produced at the time of interview.


4. Protocol & Security Service

Age Limit:

Minimum Age: 25 years

Maximum Age: 40 years

Direct Recruitment for this position will be conducted by calling suitable candidates for the interview. No exam will be conducted for this position.


Eligibility Criteria
  • He/she should be an officer with a minimum of five years of Commissioned Service in the Army/Navy/Air Force holding a valid Ex-Serviceman Identity Card.
  • Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers should have rendered at least five years continuous Military service and should have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability attributable to Military service or on invalid.

IV. NABARD Grade A 2021 Selection Procedure

The detailed selection process for NABARD Grade A Officer will have 3 phases. Details are as follows -:

1. Phase-I – Preliminary Examination (Online Exam) – 200 Marks

2. Phase-II – Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive pattern. – 200 Marks

3. Phase-III – Interview – 25 marks


V. NABARD Grade A 2021 Exam Pattern

The Exam patterns for NABARD Grade A Officer 2021 Exam is as follows -:

1. NABARD Grade A 2021 Phase-1 Exam Pattern

Section Marks Time
Reasoning 20 120 minutes
English Language 40
Computer Knowledge 20
General Awareness 20
Quantitative Aptitude 20
Economic & Social Issues 40
Agriculture & Rural Development 40
Total 200

Note: Phase 1 Exam is only RDBS, Rajbhasha & Legal. For P & SS, there will be only an interview round.


2. NABARD Grade A 2021 Phase 2 Exam Pattern

NABARD Grade A Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive questions.

Paper-I– General English: (Descriptive – writing skills – online through the keyboard). The paper will have descriptive questions.

Paper-II (MCQ):

Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Marks

» For Grade A (RDBS): Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)

» For Grade A Rajbhasha: The Paper will have multiple-choice questions. Proficiency in Hindi including Translation from English to Hindi and Vice versa. The analytical and drafting ability of the candidate shall also be assessed from the descriptive paper.

Duration: 1 ½ hrs – 100 marks

» For Grade A (Legal Services): The paper will be based on proficiency in interpreting various Laws viz., Banking, Negotiable Instruments, Company, Industrial and Cooperative Laws, Cyber laws, Commerce/Property transactions, Rural non-life insurance, direct financing, staff matters and good experience in drafting various types of documents.

Duration: 1 ½ hrs – 100 marks

» For Protocol & Security Services: Selection will be through Interview of shortlisted candidates. The Bank reserves the right to raise the minimum experience in order to restrict the number of candidates to be called for Interview commensurate with the number of vacancies.


3. NABARD Grade A 2021 Officer Interview

Interview – 25 Marks

(Note: Phase 2 Exam is only for RDBS, Rajbhasha & Legal. For P & SS, there will be only an interview round).

Applicants qualifying in the Phase-II – Main Examination and securing a sufficiently high rank in merit shall be short-listed for interview.

Note: 

  • For every wrong answer marked, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty in Phase-I and Phase-II, both.
  • Cut-offs in Phase-I and Phase-II may be applied in two stages: (i) On scores in individual tests (Sectional Cut-off), (ii) On Total Score

VI. NABARD Grade A 2021 – Syllabus

1. NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021- Phase-1 (Prelims)

» NABARD Grade A 2021 Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude
Data Interpretation Quadratic Equations
Number Series Simplification/Approximation
Profit & Loss SI & CI Interest
Data Sufficiency Partnerships & Discounts
Ratio and Proportion Problems on Ages
Mensuration Percentage

» NABARD Grade A 2021 Syllabus – Reasoning
Puzzles (Seating arrangement) Linear seating arrangement (floor-based)
Syllogism Data sufficiency
Statement based questions (Verbal Reasoning) Inequality
Miscellaneous Questions Input-Output
Blood relations Coding-Decoding
Series completion Order and Ranking

» NABARD Grade A 2021 Syllabus – English Langauge
Reading comprehension, Cloze test,
Sentence improvement, Spotting the errors,
Fill in the blanks, Sentence rearrangement,
One word out, Fillers- Single/ Double,
Idioms and Phrases, Vocabulary-based questions.

» NABARD Grade A 2021 Syllabus – General Awareness
Current Affairs (Agriculture Focused), Banking Awareness and Economy (Agriculture Focused),
Agricultural Insurance, Important people in the news,
Sports News, Appointments

» NABARD Grade A 2021 Syllabus – Computer Knowledge
Networking, Input-output devices,
DBMS, MS Office,
Internet, History of computer & generations,
Abbreviations, Keyboard Shortcuts,
Computer Terminology, Operating system

» NABARD Grade A 2021 Syllabus – Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD)
Agriculture, Agronomy,
Classification of field crops, Factors affecting crop production,
Agro-Climatic Zones, Cropping Systems,
Problems of dryland agriculture, Seed production,
Seed processing, Seed village,
Meteorology, Soil and Water Conservation,
Water Resource, Farm and Agri Engineering,
Plantation & Horticulture, Animal Husbandry,
Fisheries, Forestry,
Ecology and Climate Change, Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities,
Rural Development, Rural population in India,
Panchayati Raj Institutions.

» NABARD Grade A 2021 Syllabus – Economic and Social Issues (ESI)

Nature of Indian Economy, Structural and Institutional features,
Economic underdevelopment, Opening up the Indian Economy,
Globalisation, Economic, Reforms in India– Privatisation,
Inflation, Employment Generation in India – Rural and Urban,
Measurement of Poverty – Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government, Population Trends – Population, Growth and Economic Development – Population Policy in India,
Agriculture Industry, Rural banking and financial institutions in India,
Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector, Globalisation of Economy,
Social Structure in India, Education,
Social Justice.

2. NABARD Grade A 2021 Syllabus – Phase-2 (Mains)

» NABARD Grade A 2021 Syllabus – Topics under Economic & Social Issues
Nature of Indian Economy Social Structure in India
Structural and Institutional features Multiculturalism
Economic underdevelopment Demographic trends
Opening up the Indian Economy – Globalisation Urbanization and Migration
Economic Reforms in India – Privatisation Gender Issues
Inflation – Trends in Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual Income Joint family system – Social Infrastructure
Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India – Rural and Urban Education – Health and Environment
Measurement of Poverty Education – Status & System of Education
Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government Socio-Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy
Population Trends – Population Growth and Economic Development – Population Policy in India Educational relevance and educational wastage
Agriculture – Characteristics / Status – Technical and Institutional changes in Indian Agriculture Educational Policy for India
– Agricultural performance – Issues in Food Security in India – Non-Institutional and Institutional Agencies in rural credit Social Justice: Problems of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes
Industry – Industrial and Labour Policy Socio-economic programmes for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other backward classes
Industrial performance – Regional Imbalance in India’s Industrial Development – – Public Sector Enterprises Positive Discrimination in favour of the underprivileged
Rural banking and financial institutions in India Social Movements
Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector Indian Political Systems
Globalisation of Economy Human Development
Role of International Funding Institutions – IMF & World Bank – Current Affairs related to Economy
WTO – Regional Economic Cooperation WTO – Regional Economic Co-operation Current Affairs related to Social Issues

» NABARD Grade A 2021 Syllabus – Topics under Agriculture & Rural Development (ARD)
Agriculture: Definition, Meaning and its branches Agronomy: Definition, Meaning, and Scope of agronomy
Classification of field crops Factors affecting crop production
Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems Agro-Climatic Zones
Seed production, seed processing, seed village Problems of dryland agriculture
Precision Farming Meteorology: Weather parameters, crop-weather advisory
Organic farming System of Crop Intensification

» NABARD Grade A 2021 Syllabus – Other Important Topics under ARD
Other Important Topics Descriptions of the Topics
Soil and Water Conservation Major soil types,
soil fertility,
fertilisers,
soil erosion,
soil conservation,
watershed management
Water Resource Irrigation Management: types of irrigation, sources of irrigation,
crop-water requirement,
command area development,
water conservation techniques,
micro-irrigation,
irrigation pumps,
major, medium, and minor irrigation.
Farm and Agri- Engineering Farm Machinery and Power,
Sources of power on the farm- human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar, and biomass,
biofuels,
water harvesting structures,
farm ponds,
watershed management,
Agro-Processing,
Controlled and modified storage, perishable food storage, godowns, bins, and grain silos.
Plantation & Horticulture Definition, meaning, and its branches.
Agronomic practices and production technology of various plantation and horticulture crops.
Post-harvest management,
value and supply chain management of Plantation and Horticulture crops.
Animal Husbandry Farm animals and their role in the Indian economy,
Animal husbandry methods in India,
common terms pertaining to different species of livestock,
Utility classification of breeds of cattle.
Introduction to common feeds and fodders, their classification, and utility.
Introduction to the poultry industry in India (past, present, and future status),
Common terms pertaining to poultry production and management.
Concept of mixed farming and its relevance to socio-economic conditions of farmers in India.
Complimentary and obligatory nature of livestock and poultry production with that of agricultural farming.
Fisheries Fisheries resources,
management and exploitation – freshwater, brackish water, and marine;
Aquaculture- Inland and marine;
biotechnology;
post-harvest technology.
Importance of fisheries in India.
Common terms pertaining to fish production.
Forestry Basic concepts of Forest and Forestry.
Principles of silviculture, forest mensuration, forest management, and forest economics.
Concepts of social forestry, agroforestry, joint forest management.
Forest policy and legislation in India, India State of Forest Report 2015.
Recent developments under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
Agriculture Extensions Its importance and role,
methods of evaluation of extension programmes,
Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s (KVK) in the dissemination of Agricultural technologies.
Ecology and Climate Change Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, their sustainable management, and conservation.
Causes of climate change, GreenHouse Gases (GHG), major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis, distinguish between adaptation and mitigation, climate change impact on agriculture and rural livelihood, carbon credit, IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings, funding mechanisms for climate change projects, initiatives by Govt of India, NAPCC, SAPCC, INDC.
Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, their sustainable management, and conservation. Causes of climate change, GreenHouse Gases (GHG), major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis, distinguish between adaptation and mitigation, climate change impact on agriculture and rural livelihood, carbon credit, IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings, funding mechanisms for climate change projects, initiatives by Govt of India, NAPCC, SAPCC, INDC.
Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities Recent trends, major challenges in agriculture measures to enhance the viability of agriculture.
Factors of Production in agriculture;
Agricultural Finance and Marketing;
Impact of Globalization on Indian Agriculture and issues of Food Security;
Concept and Types of Farm Management.

VII. NABARD Grade A 2021 Application Form – Application Fees

1. For RDBS, Rajbhasha, Legal

Category of applicant Application Fee Intimation charges etc. Total
For SC/ ST/ PWBD NIL Rs.150/- Rs.150/-
For all others Rs.650/- Rs.150/- Rs.800/-
Staff NIL Rs.150/-
(To be reimbursed)
Rs.150/-

2. For Protocol & Security Services

Category of applicant Application Fee Intimation charges etc. Total
For SC/ ST NIL Rs.100/- Rs.100/-
For all others Rs.650/- Rs.100/- Rs.750/-

VIII. NABARD Grade A 2021 Salary (Gross & In-Hand) & Promotions

1. Salary of a NABARD Grade A Officer

Basic Pay: Rs.28150/- p.m.

Pay-scale:28150-1550(4)-34350-1750(7)–46600–EB-1750(4)-53600-2000(1)-55600

Additional Allowances: Dearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance, and Grade Allowance.

Gross Emoluments: Total monthly emoluments will be around Rs.70000/- at the present rate of dearness allowance.

Initial Monthly In-hand Salary: Rs. 60,000/-.

2. NABARD Grade A Promotions

Director

Executive Director

Chief General Manager

General Manager

Deputy General manager

Assistant General manager

Manager (Grade B)

Assistant Manager (Grade A)


IX. NABARD Grade A List of Allowances

As a Grade A & Grade B officers, you would be eligible for:

  • Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Local Allowance, Family Allowance, Grade Allowance etc.
  • Accommodation facilities in almost all cities (subject to availability),
  • Telephone, Newspaper, Maid allowance
  • Reimbursement, Furniture allowance, Dispensary facilities, Reimbursement of medical expenses, Interest-free festival advance, Leave fare concessions, Loans at concessional rates of interest (house, car, education, etc), Gratuity benefits, and much more.

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X. NABARD Grade A & B Job Profile

» NABARD  Grade ‘A’ Job Profile – Responsibilities

As an Assistant Manager, you will be posted in any department irrespective of your qualification. You will have to report to the Chief General Manager (CGM) of the regional NABARD office.

Here are some of the responsibilities of a Grade ‘A’ Assistant Manager:

  • Carry out clerical/managerial/any other task assigned by the CGM
  • Dealing with policy issues of various state and central government programs related to Agriculture & Rural development
  • Liaison with Banking Industry and the State Government, that encompass the activities in rural areas
  • Work under the Manager & do clerical work.

XI. NABARD Grade A 2021 Exam Preparation

Important Preparation Tips for Phase 1 & Phase 2

Quants, Reasoning & English1. Revise the basics, practice a few questions of each type, and then take topic & sectional tests and then finally take up mock tests.

2. Mock tests would help you cover questions of varying difficulty levels
GA for Phase 11. Cover the current affairs of the last 3-4 months prior to the date of the examination. 

2. As of now, you can start covering the current affairs starting January 2021.
Descriptive English Prep.1. The following question types can be asked:
a. Essay writing,
b. Reading comprehension, 
c. Precis’ writing, 
d. Report writing, 
e. Letter writing, 
f. Paragraph writing.

2. You need to be thorough with the writing format of each type.

3. Practice (typing) each of these questions type on a weekly basis or say every ten days using your desktop/laptop.
ESI & ARD Prep.1. ESI & ARD preparation would be common for both Phase-1 & Phase-2 exams.

2. You will have to do a simultaneous prep for both phases.

3. Need to focus on both static as well as current affairs.
ESI Important Chapters 1. Measurement of Growth & National Income
2. Monetary & Fiscal Policy
3. Balance of Payments 
4. Industrial & Labour
5. Policy Role of Economic Planning
ARD Important Chapters1. Agronomy
2. Soil Science
3. Agri. Engg.
4. Irrigation Mgmt.
5. Animal Husbandry & Poultry
6. Horticulture
Current Affairs for Phase 21. The last 8-10 months of CA prior to the exam is of importance.

2. As of now, you can start reading the CA from the month of July 2020.

3. What topics need to be covered?
a. Daily Current Affairs (Reports & Indices especially)
b. Economic Survey
c. Union Budget
d. Government Schemes
e. NABARD Bankable Project Reports
f. Other Important Agriculture Reports

XII. NABARD Grade A 2021 FAQs

1. What is the salary of a NABARD Grade A officer?

The Gross Emoluments are around Rs.70000/- at the present rate of dearness allowance. The Initial Monthly In-hand Salary is Rs. 60,000/-.

2. Is NABARD Grade A 2021 notification out?

No, the NABARD Grade A 2021 notification is not out yet. It would soon be released mostly in July or August 2021.

3. Is NABARD Grade A Government job?

99% of its stake belongs to the Government of India.

4. Is NABARD Grade A a gazetted, officer?

No, it is not a gazetted officer job.

5. Who is eligible for NABARD Jobs?

Anyone with a Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate.

6. Which is better NABARD or RBI?

You can have a complete comparison here.

7. Can a final year student apply for NABARD Grade A 2021 exam?

No, since it is clearly mentioned in the official notification of NABARD Grade A 2020 PDF that the candidate applying should be a graduate.

8. How to prepare for NABARD Grade A 2021 exam?

You can read the complete preparation strategy here.

9. Is there any number of attempts for the NABARD Grade A exam?

No, there is no minimum number of attempts for the NABARD Grade A exam.

10. Is the NABARD Grade A exam conducted every year?

Yes. more or less, it is conducted every year.

11. What is the selection process of NABARD Grade A recruitment 2021?

The detailed selection process for NABARD Grade A Officer will have 3 phases. Details are as follows -:

1. Phase-I – Preliminary Examination (Online Exam) – 200 Marks

2. Phase-II – Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive pattern. – 200 Marks

3. Phase-III – Interview – 25 marks


That is all from us in this blog on NABARD Grade A Notifiation 2021 giving you all the details about the NABARD Grade A notification. Keep checking this space for all the latest NABARD Bank Exam updates, free study materials, ebooks, practise questions and mock tests. All the best for your exam preparation.


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