NABARD Grade A Selection Process 2024, Check Phase 1,2 & Interview

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NABARD Grade A Selection Process

NABARD Grade A Selection Process is important to know if you want to acquire the position of Grade A Officer. In the field of agriculture, NABARD is one of the most demanded exams. Every year, NABARD recruits Grade A Officers by conducting the exam. The candidates who want to get selected for the post must be well-versed in the NABARD Grade A Selection Process 2024. The three phases of the NABARD Grade A 2024 Selection Process consist of the Prelims Exam, Mains Exam, and Interview round.

NABARD Grade A Course
  • The Preliminary Exam of NABARD Grade A will consist of 8 sections out of which 5 sections will be qualifying in nature and rest 3 will be considered for merit.
  • The Mains Exam will consist of two papers (Paper I & Paper II) of 100 marks each.
  • The last round which is the Interview round will be conducted for 50 marks.

NABARD Grade A Selection Process 2024

A three-tiered selection process is followed for the final selection. All the stages of the NABARD Grade A Selection Process 2024 are:

  1. Preliminary Exam: Phase 1 of the NABARD Grade A Selection Process consists of 8 subjects. These are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Computer Knowledge, Decision Making, English, ESI, and ARD with a focus on Rural India. A total of 200 questions will be asked for 200 marks. The total duration of the exam is 120 minutes.
  2. Mains Exam: The mains exam is divided into two papers i.e. Paper 1 & Paper 2. Paper 1 will be of General English and Paper 2 will be of ESI & ARD. Paper 1 will be online descriptive & paper 2 will be both objective & descriptive type.
  3. Interview: This is the final stage of the NABARD Grade A Selection Process 2024. The interview stage consists of 50 marks.

NABARD Grade A Selection Process 2024 – Phase 1

Let us check the detailed selection process. The below table consists of the detailed NABARD Grade A 2024 Selection Process for Prelims/Phase 1.

i) Qualifying Section – Test of Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude & Decision Making 

ii) Merit Section – General Awareness, Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India), Agriculture & Rural Development with Emphasis on Rural India. 

Name of the TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Test of Reasoning2020 
English Language3030
Computer Knowledge2020
Quantitative Aptitude2020
Decision Making1010
General Awareness2020
Economic & Social Issues (with a focus on Rural India)4040
Agriculture & Rural Development (with emphasis on Rural India)4040
Total200200

The calling ratio to qualify for the main examination will be 1:25.

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NABARD Grade A Selection Process 2024 – Phase 2

The phase 2 exam pattern differs for the different posts. Check out the post-wise pattern below.

NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Pattern (Generalist Officers)

For the post of Generalist Officer, below is the exam pattern.

PaperGrade AType of PaperNumber of QuestionsMarksDurationRemarks
Paper- IGeneral EnglishOnline Descriptive310090 Min.Descriptive Answers are to be typed using a keyboard
Paper-IIEconomic and Social Issues & Agriculture & Rural DevelopmentObjective Type305030 Min.
Descriptive Type6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each]5090 minsDescriptive Answers are to be typed using a keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and in script keyboards)

NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Pattern (Specialist Officers)

For the post of Specialist Officer & Rajbhasha, below is the exam pattern.

PaperGrade AType of PaperNumber of QuestionsMarksDurationRemarks
Paper IGeneral EnglishOnline Descriptive 310090 MinutesDescriptive Answers are to be typed using a keyboard
 Paper IIStream Specific PaperObjective305030 Minutes
Descriptive Type6 questions will be asked, of which candidates  will be required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each]5090 minutesDescriptive
Answers to be
typed using
keyboard
either in
English or
Hindi
(Remington
and Inscript
keyboards)

The calling ratio to qualify for the interview round will be 1:3.

NABARD Grade A Selection Process 2024 – Marking Scheme

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. Cut-offs in Phase I and Phase II may be applied in two stages: (i) On scores in individual tests, and (ii) On Total Scores.

NABARD Grade A Final Selection 2024

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.

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How to Prepare for NABARD Grade A Exam?

If you are a candidate who has never prepared for the NABARD Grade A Exam before and is scared of the Agriculture section that is asked in the exam, then you must check out the following success stories:

Success Story of Anantha Giri Padmanabhan
Success Story of Himanshu Baliyan

Special Note: Any Graduate candidate from any discipline can apply for this exam. With a systematic way of preparation, aspirants can smoothly get good marks in the Agriculture section.


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NABARD Grade A Selection Process 2024 FAQs

Q1. Is there any interview round in the NABARD Grade A 2024 Selection Process?

Yes, the last stage of the selection process consists of an Interview round. The interview will be 50 marks.

Q2. What are the stages of the NABARD Grade A Exam?

There are three stages namely, Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, and Interview.

Q3. How many attempts are there for the NABARD Grade A 2024 Exam?

Well, there is no limit on the number of attempts.

Q4. Does the NABARD Grade A Exam have negative markings?

Yes, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as negative markings in Phases 1 & 2.

Q5. Which sections are qualifying in nature for the NABARD Grade A Phase 1 Exam?

Test of Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude & Decision Making are the sections that are qualifying in nature.


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