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NABARD Grade A & B Eligibility 2022 - Age, Education

NABARD Grade A & B Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for NABARD Grade A & B is based on the following factors

  • Age Limit
  • Educational Qualification
  • Nationality

NABARD Grade A 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.

Educational Qualification

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 PhD 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.

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.

NABARD Grade B Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility CriteriaDetails
Age Limit

Minimum Age: 25 years

Maximum Age: Must not have attained the age of 32 years (Unreserved)

Educational QualificationPost Graduate degree in any subject from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 55%) in aggregate. Candidates should have a minimum 60% or equivalent in 10th, 12th, Graduation and PG, MBA/PGDM at all levels OR a minimum 60% or equivalent in 10th, 12th, Graduation, PG, and a professional degree, viz., CA/CS/ICWA OR a minimum 60% or equivalent in 10th, 12th, Graduation, PG and PhD.
NationalityIndian
ExperienceMinimum 03 years experience (SC/PWBD - 02 years) in related sectors viz., Banking, Finance, Agriculture & Allied and Rural Development

Age relaxation

Relaxation in the upper age limit is applicable for the candidates belonging to reserved categories as follows

CategoryAge Relaxation
OBC3 years
SC5 years
Ex-servicemen (including Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers) provided that the applicants have rendered at least five years continuous Military Service and 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 or have been released on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service or on invalidation
Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers who have completed their initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service but whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case, on selection, the Ministry of Defence issues certificates that they would be released within 03 months from the date of receipt of offer of appointment
Children/family members of victims died in the 1984 riots
PWBD (General)10 years
PWBD (OBC)13 years
PWBD(SC/ST)15 years

Nationality

Only Indian citizens are eligible to appear for the NABARD Grade A & B examination. 

NABARD Grade A & B 2022 Selection Procedure

NABARD Grade A Selection Process

The detailed selection process for NABARD Grade-A Officers (RDBS/Rajbhasha) will have 3 phases. Details are as follows -:

Phase- I – Preliminary Examination (Online Exam) – 200 Marks
Phase-II – Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive patterns. – 200 Marks
Phase- III – Interview – 50 marks

NABARD Grade B Selection Process

The NABARD Grade B Recruitment 2022 Selection Process consists of three phases:

  • Phase 1- Preliminary Exam
  • Phase 2 - Main Exam
  • Phase 3 - Personal Interview

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FAQs

What is the number of vacancies for NABARD Grade A and B 2021?

Total 162 vacancies ( 155 Grade A and 7 for Grade B)

When is the date for NABARD Grade A and B Exam 2021? +

17th and 18th September 2021 (Tentative)

What is the age limit for NABARD Grade A & B? +

Minimum 21 years and maximum 30 years.

What is the application fee for NABARD Grade A & B? +

For SC/ST/PWD there is no application fee, while other need to pay Rs.650 towards the application fee. Also, an intimation charge of Rs.150 is applicable for any category of applicant.

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