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NABARD Grade A Officer Exam, Salary, Application, More

Last updated on 26-Dec-2023

NABARD Grade A Notification

NABARD Grade A Notification 2024 will be released soon on the official website. Candidates can download the NABARD Grade A Notification of previous year for reference from the direct link given in this article. Applications will be invited from Indian Citizens for the post of Assistant Manager in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) Service in NABARD.

NABARD Grade A Notification 2024

Go through the below-mentioned points to learn about the NABARD Grade A Exam.

  • To be eligible for the NABARD Grade A Exam, the candidates must be Graduates. It is important to note that any Graduate can apply.
  • Those candidates who are scared of the Agricultural section that is being asked in the exam must make a note that if they prepare well for this section with complete dedication then even without any background in agriculture subject, they can excel in the exam.

NABARD Grade A Notification 2024 - Overview

Check out the below table to have an overview of the exam.

ParticularsDetails
Exam Conducting BodyNABARD
Exam NameNABARD Grade A
Post NameRDBS
Application ModeOnline
Selection ProcessPrelims + Mains + Interview
SalaryRs 1,00,000/- per month
Official WebsiteNABARD

NABARD Grade A Notification 2024 - Important Dates

We have kept the complete timeline for the NABARD Grade A 2024 & 2023 cycles in the table below. Do check it out.

EventsImportant Dates (2024)Important Dates (2023)
Notification Release DateTo be Updated2nd September 2023
Application Start DateTo be Updated2nd September 2023
Application End DateTo be Updated23rd September 2023
Phase 1 Admit Card Release DateTo be Updated9th October 2023
Phase 1 Exam DateTo be Updated16th October 2023
Phase 1 Result To be Updated4th November 2023
Phase 2 Admit Card Release DateTo be Updated10th November 2023
Phase 2 Exam DateTo be Updated19th November 2023
Phase 2 Result To be Updated22nd December 2023
Interview DateTo be UpdatedTo be Updated
Final ResultTo be UpdatedTo be Updated

NABARD Grade A Notification 2024 - PDF

The NABARD Grade A Notification will be released on the official website soon for the year 2024. The vacancies, salary, eligibility criteria, selection process, exam pattern, etc. are released along with the detailed notification. As the 2024 notification is not yet out, we have provided the previous cycle notification for your reference below:

Download NABARD Grade A Notification 2023 PDF

NABARD Grade A Vacancies 2024

The vacancy count will be released in the official NABARD Grade A notification 2024. The candidates can check out the NABARD Grade A Vacancies for the year 2023 in the table below as the 2024 notification is not out yet. Out of 150 vacancies of Asst. Manager (RDBS), 07 vacancies were reserved for PWBD in 2023.

S.NO.DISCIPLINEURSCSTOBCEWSTotal
i)General3111*918877
ii)Computer/ Information Technology166114340
iii)Finance3415215
iv)Company Secretary2--1-3
v)Civil Engineering11-1-3
vi)Electrical Engineering1--113
vii)Geo Informatics2----2
viii)Forestry1-1--2
ix)Food Processing1--1-2
x)Statistics2----2
xi)Mass Communication/Media Specialist1----1
-Total6122124114150

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NABARD Grade A Application Process 2024

The applicant must note that the NABARD Grade A Apply Online Process will start soon and the candidates will have to apply within the application window. Aspirants can check out the NABARD Grade A Apply Online Process below:

Direct Link to Apply for NABARD Grade A {Link Inactive}

  1. Visit the Bank's website, and click on the option "Apply Online" which will open a new screen.
  2. To register, choose the tab "Click here for New Registration" and enter your Name, Contact details, and Email.
  3. A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated by the system. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will be sent to the given email ID and mobile number.
  4. In case the candidate is unable to complete the application form in one go, he/she can save the data already entered by choosing the "Save and Next" tab.
  5. Prior to submission of the online application, candidates are advised to use the "Save and Next" facility to verify the details in the online application form and modify the same, if required, Candidates are advised to carefully fill and verify the details filled in the online application themselves as no change will be possible after clicking the final submit button.
  6. Candidates can proceed to upload Photos and signatures as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Uploading of Photographs and Signature.
  7. Click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before clicking the final submit button. Modify details, if required, and click on final submit only after verifying and ensuring that the photograph, signature uploaded and other details filled in by you are correct.
  8. Click on the Payment Tab and proceed with payment and then Click on the Submit button.

NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria 2024

The below-mentioned eligibility criteria must be met by every candidate who will apply for this post. Check out the below table to know the NABARD Grade A Eligibility in detail. 

NABARD Grade A Educational Qualification

The post-wise educational criteria for NABARD Grade A are stated below. 

DisciplineEducational Qualification
GeneralBachelor's Degree in any subject from any recognized University/Institution 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.
Computer/Information TechnologyBachelor's Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology from any recognized University/Institution with 60% marks (SC/ ST/ PWBD applicants 55%) in aggregate OR Post Graduate degree in Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology with 55% marks (SC/ ST/ PWBD applicants 50%) in aggregate from a
recognized University/Institution.
FinanceBBA (Finance/Banking) / BMS (Finance/Banking) with 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate from Universities / Institutions recognized by GoI /UGC
OR
Two years full-time P.G. Diploma in Management (Finance) / Full-time MBA (Finance) /MMS (Finance) degree with 55% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate from
Universities/ Institutions recognized by GoI /UGC with a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline. Candidates will be required to submit a certificate from a University/ Institution regarding specialization in finance
OR
Bachelor of Financial and Investment Analysis with 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants -55%) in aggregate from University/ Institution recognized by GoI /UGC
OR
Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Institution with Membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) OR CFA Institute. The
Membership of ICAI must have been obtained on or before the reference date
OR
Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Institution with Membership of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ACMA/FCMA) & ICWA. The Membership of ICAI must have been obtained on or before the reference date.
Company SecretaryBachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Institution with Associate membership of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). The Membership of ICSI must have been obtained on or before the reference date.
Civil EngineeringBachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from any recognized University/Institution with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate OR Post Graduate
degree in Civil Engineering with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution
Electrical EngineeringBachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University/Institution with 60% marks (PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate OR Postgraduate degree in Electrical Engineering with 55% marks (PWBD applicants - 50%)in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.
Geo InformaticsBE/B.Tech/BSC degree in Geoinformatics from any recognized University/Institution with 60% marks (PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate OR ME/M.Tech/MSc degree in Geoinformatics with a minimum of 55% marks (PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.
ForestryBachelor's degree in Forestry from a recognized University/Institution with 60% marks (ST/PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate OR Post graduate degree in Forestry with 55% marks (ST/PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.
Food ProcessingBachelor's degree in Food Processing/Food Technology from a recognized University/Institution with 60% marks (PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate OR Post graduate degree in Food Processing /Food Technology with 55% marks (PWBD applicants 50%) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.
StatisticsBachelor's Degree in Statistics from a recognized University/Institution with 60% marks (PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate OR Post Graduate degree in Statistics with a
minimum of 55% marks (PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate from a recognized University/ Institution.
Mass Communication/Media SpecialistBachelor's degree in Mass Media/ Communication/ Journalism/ Advertising & Public Relations from a recognized University/ Institution with 60% marks (PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate
OR Postgraduate degree in Mass Media/ Communication/ Journalism/ Advertising & Public Relations from a recognized University/Institution with 55% marks (PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate.
OR
Bachelor's Degree in any subject from a recognized University/Institution with a minimum of 60% marks (PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate with Post graduate diploma in Mass Media/ Communication/ Journalism/ Advertising & Public Relations/ with 55% marks (PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.

NABARD Grade A Age Limit

The candidates must note that they must be between 21 and 30 years of age for RDBS. The reference date for the age limit was 1st September 2023 for the year 2023. For 2024, the reference date will be announced along with the NABARD Grade A 2024 Notification.

NABARD Grade A Selection Process 2024

The candidates will be selected on the basis of three stages. These are:

  • Phase 1 (Prelims)
  • Phase 2 (Mains)
  • Interview

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2024

Knowing the exam pattern is essential so that the candidates know the right direction/ strategy to prepare for the exam. Check out the NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern for both phases below.

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern (Phase 1: Prelims)

The candidates must note that a composite time of 120 minutes will be given for all the tests together. The paper will be conducted bilingually except for the English language. Also, note that there are some qualifying sections and some merit sections. The aspirants must note that the marks scored in the Merit section will only be considered. 

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

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern (Phase 2: Mains)

Only those candidates who will qualify the prelims will be eligible for the mains. Check out the post-wise mains exam pattern below.

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern (Mains, Generalist Officers)

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

PaperGrade ANo of QuestionsMarksDurationRemarks
Paper- IGeneral English
(Online Descriptive)
310090 Min.Descriptive Answers are to be typed using a keyboard
Paper-IIESI & ARD
(Objective)
305030 Min.-
Paper-IIESI & ARD (Descriptive)6 Questions (Out of 6, only 4 questions must be attempted)
{2 of 15 marks each with difficulty level & 2 of 10 marks each}
5090 minsDescriptive Answers are to be typed using a keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)

Note: On the completion of the mains exam, a psychometric test will be conducted.

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern (Mains, Specialist Officers)

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

PaperGrade ANumber of QuestionsMarksDurationRemarks
Paper IGeneral English
(Online Descriptive)
 310090 MinutesDescriptive Answers are to be typed using a keyboard
 Paper IIStream Specific Paper
(Objective)
305030 Minutes-
Paper-IIStream Specific Paper (Descriptive)6 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)

NABARD Grade A Salary 2024

The candidates who will be finally selected will draw a starting basic pay of Rs. 44500/- p.m. in the scale of Rs. 44500 – 2500 (4) – 54500 – 2850 (7) – 74450 – EB – 2850 (4) – 85850 – 3300 (1) – 89150 (17 Years) applicable to Officers in Grade 'A' and they will be eligible for Dearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance, and Grade Allowance as per rules in force from time to time. At present, initial monthly gross emoluments are approximately Rs. 1,00,000/-.

Also, check out the below-given links

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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FAQs

How many vacancies for NABARD Grade A 2024 has been released?

The total number of vacancies for the year 2024 are not yet released.

When will NABARD Grade A Notification 2024 release? +

Well, NABARD Grade A Notification 2024 will be released soon and we will update it here as and when out.

What is the age limit for NABARD Grade A? +

Minimum 21 years and maximum 30 years. However, certain age relaxations are being provided to several categories.

What is the application fee for NABARD Grade A? +

For SC/ST/PWD there is no application fee, while others need to pay Rs.650 towards the application fee. Also, an intimation charge of Rs.150 is applicable for any category of applicant. Please note that this is expected for the year 2024.

Will there be NABARD Grade A in 2024? +

Yes, NABARD Grade A Exam will be conducted in 2024. The notification will be released soon.

Is there any limit to the number of attempts in NABARD Grade A Exam? +

No, there is no such limit. The candidate just needs to fulfill the age limit and other eligibility criteria.

What is the selection process of NABARD Grade A Exam? +

For the post of RDBS, the candidates will have to undergo three stages which are Prelims, Mains & Interviews.

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