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NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern - Complete Details

NABARD Grade A Scheme of Selection

NABARD Grade A & B exams both consist of a similar kind of pattern which is as follows

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

NABARD Grade A 2022 Exam Pattern

NABARD Grade A Phase 1 Exam Pattern (Prelims Exam Pattern)

 Name of the TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Test of Reasoning2020 
English Language3030
Computer Knowledge2020
Quantitative Aptitude2020
Decision Making1010
General Awareness2020

Economic & Social Issues 

(with focus on Rural India)

4040

Agriculture & Rural Development 

(with emphasis on Rural India)

4040
Total200200
Time: Composite time of 120 Minutes for all the tests together

Important Pointers to Note for the 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.
     
  4. For every wrong answer marked, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty in the Phase 1 paper. Cut-offs in Phase 1 may be applied in two stages: (i) On scores in individual tests, (ii) On Total Score

NABARD Grade A Phase 2 Exam Pattern (Mains Exam Pattern)

Main Exam Pattern for the Post of Generalist Officers

PaperGrade AType of PaperNumber of QuestionsMarksDurationRemarks
Paper- IGeneral EnglishOnline Descriptive310090 Min.Descriptive Answers 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 Min.Descriptive Answers to be typed using a keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and in script keyboards)

Main Exam Pattern for the post of Specialist Officers

PaperGrade AType of PaperNumber of QuestionsMarksDurationRemarks
Paper IGeneral EnglishOnline Descriptive

 

3

10090 MinutesDescriptive Answers to be typed using a keyboard

 

Paper II

Stream Specific PaperObjective305030 Minutes 
Descriptive Type

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]

 

50

 

90 Minutes

Descriptive Answers to be typed using a keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)

Important Note: Negative Marking & Cutoffs

  • For every wrong answer marked, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty in Phase 2 papers
  • Cut-offs in Phase 2 papers may be applied in two stages - (i) On scores in individual tests, and (ii) On Total Scores.

NABARD Grade A Interview 

The third and final phase of the NABARD Grade A exam is an interview which is 50 marks. It will be a test of communication skills, logical thinking ability and the idea of the current affairs of the candidate. The interviewer, after checking the communication skills, answering skills, logical ability, the grip over current affairs and various other domains, will assign certain marks to the individual out of 50. Those securing the highest marks will be automatically selected for the position.

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 2 Main Examination and Interview, taken together.

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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.

Q. Will there be NABARD Grade A in 2022? +

A. NABARD Grade A 2022 notification is out now for a total of 170 vacancies for Assistant Manager in Grade A for Rural Development Banking Services (RDBS) (161 vacancies), Rajbhasha Service (7 vacancies), and Protocol & Security Service (2 vacancies).

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