NABARD Grade A 2021 Notification OUT – Exam Pattern Changed – Know the Exam Dates and Exam Eligibility

NABARD Grade A Phase 1 Exam Dates Released by NABARD. NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) has announced a detailed notification notifying 153 vacancies for the post of Assistant Manager (Grade A Officer) for the streams of Rural Development & Banking Service, and Rajbhasha Service. In addition to this, NABARD has also released 7 vacancies for the Grade B (Manager) position for the stream of Rural development Banking Services. NABARD Grade A notification has introduced sweeping changes in the eligibility criteria and the exam pattern with the introduction of descriptive questions in the Phase 2 exam.

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,

➤ Exam dates,

Salary, postings,

Career Progression, and last but not least some

➤ Preparation tips for NABARD Grade A 2021 Phase 1 & Phase2 papers.

Topics Covered

NABARD Grade A Notification 2021 – Know all about it

Know All About NABARD

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.


NABARD Grade A Notification 2021 – Download the Notification PDF Here

NABARD has finally released the NABARD Grade A notification for the year 2021 with a whopping 153 vacancies. Although, quite many changes have been introduced this time. We will list all the changes here point-wise. Meanwhile, please use the link given below if you wish to download the detailed NABARD Grade A notification PDF.

Major Changes Introduced in NABARD Grade A 2021 Exam

1. Eligibility Criteria:

  • If you are a Graduate, 60% for the General/ OBC & 55% for other categories is required.
  • If you are Postgraduate, 55% General/OBC & 50% for other categories is required.
  • If you are a PhD, CA, or CS – No minimum % is required.
  • A candidate can apply for AM(RDBS/Rajbhasha) under only one post. If he/she is applying for AM (RDBS) – General, then he/she cannot apply for other disciplines and vice versa.
  • Similarly, candidates applying for AM (Rajbhasha) cannot apply for AM (RDBS) and vice versa.

2. Exam Pattern:

  • A section of Decision-Making introduced in the Phase-I paper. 
  • Also, the Qualifying & Merit sections concept is introduced. Shortlisting of candidates for the Main exam will be based on marks scored in the merit sections only (GA, ESI & ARD).
  • Descriptive Section introduced in Phase-2 Paper of ESI & ARD.

3. Marks:

  • Descriptive Q&A introduced in Paper 2 of Phase-II exam. 6 Qs. will be asked, of which 4 Qs. have to be answered. (50 Marks & 90 Minutes) 

4. Time:

  • A total time of 120 min. would be given wherein 30 min. will be given to the objective paper and 90 minutes to the descriptive paper.

5. Interview:

The interview would carry 50 marks.


I. NABARD Grade A 2021 Exam Dates

Here is the application registration start & end dates and exam dates for NABARD Grade A 2021 Exam. 

EventDates
NABARD Grade A Officer 2021 – Online Application Start Date17 July 2021
NABARD Grade A Officer 2021 – Online Application End Date7 August 2021
NABARD Grade A Officer 2021
Phase 1 (Prelims Exam)
(RDBS & Rajbhasha)
18 September 2021
NABARD Grade A Officer 2021
Phase 2 (Mains Exam)
To be Announced

II. NABARD Grade A 2021 Vacancy

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

PostVacancies
Assistant Manager (Grade A)
Rural development Banking Services
148
Assistant Manager (Grade A)
Rajbhasha Services
5
Assistant Manager (Grade B)
Rural development Banking Services
7

Post/Discipline-wise Number of Vacancies


POST / DISCIPLINE

UR

SC

ST

OBC

EWS

TOTAL
   
AM (RDBS)   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
General   
   
31   
   
10   
   
05   
   
22   
   
06   
   
74   
   
Agriculture   
   
05   
   
02   
   
01   
   
04   
   
01   
   
13   
   
Agriculture Engineering   
   
01   
   
01   
   
–   
   
01   
   
–   
   
03   
   
Animal Husbandry   
   
01   
   
01   
   
–   
   
01   
   
01   
   
04   
   
Fisheries   
   
03   
   
01   
   
–   
   
02   
   
–   
   
06   
   
Forestry   
   
01   
   
01   
   
–   
   
–   
   
–   
   
02   
   
Plantation/Horticulture   
   
02   
   
01   
   
–   
   
02   
   
01   
   
06   
   
Land Development/Soil Science   
   
01   
   
–   
   
–   
   
01   
   
–   
   
02   
   
Water Resources   
   
01   
   
–   
   
–   
   
01   
   
–   
   
02   
   
Finance   
   
08   
   
03   
   
01   
   
06   
   
03   
   
21   
   
Computer/Information Technology   
   
06   
   
03   
   
–   
   
04   
   
02   
   
15   
   
AM (RDBS)   – Total   
   
60   
   
23   
   
07   
   
44   
   
14   
   
148   
   
AM( Rajbhasha)   
   
02   
   
01   
   
01   
   
–   
   
01   
   
05   

III. NABARD Grade A 2021 Eligibility Criteria

1. Rural Development Banking Service

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

As per the NABARD Grade A Notification 2021, the candidate must be between 21 and 30 years of age as of 01-07-2021, i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-07-1991 and not later than 01-07-2000.

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 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%) in aggregate.

or

Post Graduate degree, MBA/PGDM with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 50%) in aggregate.

or

CA/ CS/ICWA OR Ph.D from Institutions recognized by GOI/UGC.

In case University/Institute defines criteria for conversion of Aggregate Grade Point into Class and/or percentage of marks, the same will be accepted. However, where the University/Institute does not define criteria for conversion of Aggregate Grade Point into Class and/or percentage of marks, the undefined parameter(s) would be worked out as under:

Equivalent CGPA/ OGPA/ CPI or similar terminologies allotted on a 10-point scaleClass / DivisionAggregate % of Marks
6.75I (First)60%
6.25II (Second)55%
5.75II (Second)50%
5.25II (Second)45%

Aggregate Grade Point or percentage of marks where awarded would mean aggregate over the entire duration of the course.

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» General Agriculture

Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%) in aggregate.

or

Post-Graduate degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/ Agronomy) with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 50%) in aggregate from a recognized University / Institution.


» Agriculture Engineering:

Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Engineering with 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 55%) in aggregate.

or

Post-Graduate degree in Agriculture Engineering with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 50%) in aggregate from a recognised University / Institution.


» Animal Husbandry:

Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Sciences / Animal Husbandry from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 55%) in aggregate.

and/or

Post Graduate degree in Veterinary Sciences / Animal Husbandry with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 50%) in aggregate.


» Land Development – Soil Science:

Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with 60% marks (PWBD applicants – 55%) in aggregate.

or

Post Graduate degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with a minimum of 55% marks (PWBD applicants – 50%) in aggregate from a recognized University / Institution.


» Fisheries

Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries Science from a recognized University/Institution with 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 55%) in aggregate

or

Postgraduate degree in Fisheries Science with 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 50%) in aggregate.


» Forestry

Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from a recognized University/Institution with 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 55%) in aggregate

or

Postgraduate degree in Forestry with 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 50%) in aggregate.


» Plantation/Horticulture

Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 55%) in aggregate

or

Post Graduate degree in Horticulture with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 50%) in aggregate.


» Water Resources

Bachelor’s degree in Hydrology/Applied Hydrology or Geology/Applied Geology with

Hydrogeology /Irrigation /Water Supply & sanitation as one of the subjects with 60% marks (PWBD applicants 55%) in aggregate

or

Post Graduate degree in Hydrology/Applied Hydrology or Geology/Applied Geology with Hydrogeology/Irrigation /Water Supply & sanitation as one of the subjects with 55% marks in aggregate (PWBD applicants 50%) from a recognized University.


» Finance

BBA (Finance/Banking) / BMS (Finance/Banking) with 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%)

or

Two years full-time P.G. Diploma in Management (Finance) / Full-time MBA (Finance) degree with 55% (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 50%) from Institutions/ Universities recognized by GoI /UGC with Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline. Candidates will be required to submit a certificate from Institution/University regarding specialization in finance

or

Bachelor of Financial and Investment Analysis with 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%)

or

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 01-07-2021 OR CFA.


» Computer & Information Technology

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer Applications/Information Technology with 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 55%) in aggregate

or

A post-graduate degree in Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer Applications/Information Technology with 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 50%) 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 or Hindi medium with Hindi and English as a compulsory or elective subject with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%) or equivalent in aggregate and
  • PG Diploma in Translation (minimum one year) in Hindi to English and vice-versa from any recognized University.

Candidates must have studied English and Hindi as subjects in at least 02 years of bachelor’s degree course.

or

Master’s Degree in HINDI with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%). Candidates must have studied English as a main/ elective subject in at least 02 years of bachelor’s degree course.

or

Master’s Degree in ENGLISH with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%). Candidates must have studied Hindi as a main/elective subject in at least 02 years of bachelor’s degree course.

Candidates must be able to translate from English to Hindi and vice/versa.


IV. NABARD Grade A 2021 Selection Procedure

The detailed selection process for NABARD Grade A Officers (RDBS/Rajbhasha) 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 patterns. – 200 Marks

3. Phase-III – Interview – 50 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

   
Name of the Test   

No. of Qs.

Max. Marks
   
Test of Reasoning   
   
20   
   
20   
   
English Language   
   
30   
   
30   
   
Computer Knowledge   
   
20   
   
20   
   
Quantitative Aptitude   
   
20   
   
20   
   
Decision Making   
   
10   
   
10   
   
General Awareness   
   
20   
   
20   

Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India)
   
40   
   
40   

Agriculture & Rural Development (with emphasis on Rural India)
   
40   
   
40   

Total
   
200   
   
200   
Time: Composite time of 120 Minutes for all the tests together

Important Pointers to note for Phase 1 Exam.

  1. Qualifying Section – Test of Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Decision Making.
  2. Merit Section – General Awareness, Eco & Soc. Issues (with focus on Rural India), Agriculture & Rural Development with Emphasis on Rural India.
  3. Shortlisting of the candidates for the Main exam will be based on marks scored in the merit section only.

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.

Main Examination for the post of Generalist

Important Note: Negative Marking & Cut offs

For every wrong answer marked, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty in Phase 1 and Phase 2, both.

Cut-offs in Phase 1 and Phase 2 may be applied in two stages: (i) On scores in individual tests, (ii) On Total Score


Main Examination for the post of Specialist & Rajbhasha


3. NABARD Grade A 2021 Officer Interview

Interview – 50 Marks

The calling ratio to qualify for the main examination and interview would be a maximum of 1:25 and 1:3.

The final selection and ranking of the applicants for the post of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS/Rajbhasha) will be based on their performance in the Phase-II Main Examination and Interview, taken together.


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

Category of applicantApplication FeeIntimation charges etc.Total
For SC/ ST/ PWBDNIL150150*
For all others650150800*
Staff @@@@

@ All NABARD employees satisfying the educational qualification criteria would be eligible to apply. They will be required to pay fee/intimation charges as indicated above at the time of online application, which will be reimbursed on submission of fee receipt only to those employees of NABARD (Staff Candidates) who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post. The status as a staff candidate will be verified at the time of the interview.

NABARD Grade A 2021 Apply Online (for RDBS – Generalist & Rajbhasha Post)


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

How to prepare for NABARD Grade A 2021 in 40 Days? | Preparation Strategy | Riti Mam

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 types 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?

Yes, the NABARD Grade A 2021 notification is out now. The total number of vacancies for the grade A post (RDBS – Generalist & Rajbhasha) are 153.

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 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%) 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 2021 PDF that the candidate applying should be a graduate (or your final year result should have been out by 1 st of July 2021)

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 Officers 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 patterns. – 200 Marks

3. Phase-III – Interview – 50 marks

12. Is NABARD Grade A good job?

NABARD offers a progressive and collaborative working environment. The focus is on open communication and professional growth. It celebrates innovation and offers a diverse workplace. The office timing is fixed i.e. 09.30 Hrs to 17.30 Hrs. At present, the initial monthly gross emoluments are Rs. 70,000/-p.m.
Read it here in detail.

13. What is the salary of NABARD Grade B officer?

At present, the Initial Monthly Gross Emoluments are Rs. 73600/-p.m.

14. Is Oliveboard good for nabard grade A?

With Oliveboard’s NABARD Grade A Cracker Course you get access to complete study material ranging from:
ESI & ARD Notes, Video Lessons,
ESI & ARD Topic Tests & Revision Sheets
A Capsules,
English Descriptive preparation,
Govt. Schemes Capsules,
Mock Tests for Phase-1 & Phase-2 papers and much more………

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P.S. NABARD Grade A exam toppers from the last many years have all been practised using Oliveboard Mock tests.

15. How can I study ARD for NABARD Grade A?

Agriculture & Rural Development (ARD) Preparation Strategy
The GK, Computers, ESI & ARD sections together constitute 120 marks and Reasoning, Quant and English constitute 80 marks. While the former is theoretical in nature and requires less time, the latter is based on mental ability and is practical and requires more time to solve. Therefore, you should aim to score maximum marks in the theoretical section in lesser time (around 40 minutes) and use the remaining time for the practical sections (80-90 minutes).

Preparation Strategy & Important Topics for ARD for Phase 1 

1. Schemes and sub-schemes: Schemes on agricultural & rural development are important. It is important to know the full forms of schemes like PMFBY, PMKSY, PMKKKY, etc. 

2. Fact-based questions: Questions based on facts & figures can be asked in both phase-1 & 2 and more so in phase-2.

3. Static Portion: Static questions are mainly asked from the agriculture part of ARD and not much in the rural development. Do not completely ignore the static part of the rural development syllabus. But rather, don’t spend too much time on theory for rural development. 

4. Current Affairs: Cover all current affairs related to ARD for the past year. The CA questions are simple & straightforward and based on facts & figures of recent schemes & programs. We suggest you focus equally on the current affairs part of ARD as well as the static part

5. Prepare simultaneously for both Phases: The syllabus of ARD is more or less the same for both phases with a few extra topics for phase-2. Prepare simultaneously as some questions from phase-2 topics might be asked in phase-1.

Read the Complete Strategy Here.

16. How can I study ESI for NABARD Grade A ?

ESI Preparation Tips and Strategy for Static Topics

1. If you have studied Economic and Social Issues as part of your graduation, then you don’t need to study the basics of Economy or Social Issues. However, if your foundation in Economic and Social Issues is weak, we suggest you start by getting your fundamentals in place by reading about them from NCERT textbooks of 8th to 12th grade. But, make sure you do a selective reading of important concepts only or ust go through our notes & explanatory video lessons

2. Learn various economic concepts for the static part and about social reforms, census, schemes, etc.

3. Read the full names of schemes and not just their abbreviated forms. In the exam, most questions will only contain the abbreviated form. So it’s important that you know the full forms of the schemes and sub-schemes.

4. Spend equal time on the static part as well as current affairs related to these static topics from the syllabus of Economic and Social Issues. You can expect questions from static as well current affairs in ESI Phase-1 & Phase-2 of the NABARD Grade A exam. 

Read the complete strategy here.


That is all from us in this blog on NABARD Grade A Notification 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.


NABARD Grade A 2021 Online Course

» Oliveboard offers the best NABARD Grade A Online Coaching for you all which will help you crack the exam with ease in your first attempt.

» NABARD Grade A Online Course would include Online Video Lessons, Detailed Study Notes, All-India Mock Tests, and much more for your exhaustive preparation.

» Oliveboard’s NABARD Grade A Online Course 2021 will be your one-stop destination for all your preparation needs.

Why Join Oliveboard?

» Structured preparation @ one place.

» Strengthen your concepts using Videos & Notes.

» Have a grip on topics through Topic Tests.

» Improve speed and accuracy through Full-length Mock Tests.

Course Details

» Phase 1 & 2 Video Lessons (ESI, ARD & Desc. Eng)

» LIVE Classes & LPS on Imp. Topics

» Phase 2 Study Notes (ESI, ARD & Desc. Eng)

» Complete CA for Phase 1 & 2 (Budget, Survey, Reports, etc)

» Topic Tests for Phase 1 & 2

» 10 Mock Tests for Phase 1 & 20 Mock Tests (15 Objective + 5 Descriptive tests) for Phase 2 with Solutions & Analysis

As they say, start early and stay ahead!

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    • The complete notification will be released on 17th July 2021, you can get the Official Pdf from the official website

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