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NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern - Complete Details

Last updated on 26-Feb-2024

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern

The NABARD Grade A Selection Process consists of three stages which are Prelims, Mains, and Interviews. The first two stages are written exams so it is very important to know the marking scheme, no of papers, no of marks, duration, etc. All these important pointers are covered in NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2024. Go through the complete NABARD Grade A Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2024 blog to know the detailed information.

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2024

Know the NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern for both phases in the below subsections.

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2024 - Prelims

It is quite important to know that Reasoning, English, Computer, Quantitative Aptitude, and Decision-Making sections are qualifying in nature and the other 3 sections i.e. GA, ESI & ARD sections are merit sections. Check out some more important information on NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2024 below for Prelims:

  • Duration: Composite Time of 120 Minutes
  • Nature of Exam: Bilingual (Except English Language)
  • Marking Scheme: 1/4th mark of that question will be deducted for every wrong answer.
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 2024 - Mains

The candidates who will clear the NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam will be able to sit for the Mains Exam. Phase 2 is considered tough and the subjects are common so it is advisable that candidates must start preparing for the same along with Phase 1.

NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Pattern (Generalist Officers)

For the post of Generalist Officer, check out 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)

NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Pattern (Specialist Officers)

For the post of Specialist Officer, check out 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)

NOTE: After the conduction of the mains exam, a psychometric test will be conducted.

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NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2024 - Interview

The interview will be conducted for 50 marks. Candidate may opt for an interview either in Hindi or English. The calling ratio to qualify for the interview would be a maximum of 1:3.

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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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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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