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NABARD Grade A 2022 IT Officer Exam - All Details

About NABARD Grade A 2022 IT Officer Exam Notification

NABARD is an apex-level development finance organisation / regulatory body that oversees all aspects of agricultural finance in India. Every year, NABARD conducts the recruitment of Grade A officers for various disciplines. The NABARD Grade A IT officer post is also one of them. The official notification got released on the 18th of July 2022 with a total of 170 vacancies for the Grade A post. Of these, 161 posts were for the RDBS officers. Of these 161 vacancies for the RDBS officers, 25 vacancies have been notified for the IT officer post.

 We would also like to tell you that a total of 148 openings for Grade A Assistant Managers (RDBS) were announced for the 2021 recruitment cycle, 15 of which were for the IT/Computer Technology discipline. In this blog post, we intend to provide all the necessary information for the post of Grade A IT officer at NABARD. Read on to learn more.

NABARD Grade A 2022 IT Officers' Exam Overview

NABARD Grade A Exam ParticularsDetails
Exam NameNABARD Grade A 2022 IT Officer Exam
Conducting AuthorityNational Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
Posts OfferedAssistant Manager in R&SS, RDBS, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Legal
NABARD Grade A Official Notification Release Date18th July 2022
SalaryGross Pay of Rs. 70,000 per month
Job LocationPan India
NABARD Grade A 2022 IT Officer Expected Exam DatePhase 1 (Prelims) - 7th September 2022
Phase 2 (Mains) - To be announced
Application ModeOnline
Application Fee

SC/ST - Rs. 150

For others - Rs. 800

Selection process stages

Phase 1 (Prelims)

Phase 2 (Mains)


Official Websitewww.nabard.org

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NABARD Grade A 2022 IT Officer Exam – Vacancy

The vacancies for NABARD Grade ‘A' AM (RDBS) – IT are provided below :

Category2022 Vacancies2022 Vacancies
PWBDAM (RDBS) – Total – 07

NABARD Grade A 2022 IT Officer Exam – Eligibility Criteria

While applying for NABARD Grade A, be aware that you can apply only for ONE Discipline/Post of your choice. If you apply for Assistant Manager in IT discipline, you cannot opt for any other discipline like General, Fisheries, Agriculture, Finance, etc.

Age Limit

The candidate must be between 21 and 30 years of age. As per the NABARD Grade A 2022 notification, the candidate must be between 21 and 30 years of age. The candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-07-1992 and not later than 01-07-2001 as of 01-07-2022.

Relaxation in Upper Age Limit

CategoryAge Relaxation
OBC3 years
1. SC/ST
2. Ex-servicemen
3. Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned
4. Children/family members of victims died in the 1984 riots
5 years
1. General
2. OBC
3. SC/ST
10 years
13 years
15 years

Educational Qualification

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer
    Applications/Information Technology with 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 55%) in


  • 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.

NABARD Grade A 2022 IT Officer Exam Pattern

The selection will be in three Phases as furnished below:

  • Phase 1 (Preliminary Examination) – 200 Marks
  • Phase 2 (Mains Examination) – 200 Marks
  • Phase 3 (Interview) – 50 marks

NABARD Grade A 2022 IT Officer Exam – Prelims Exam Pattern

The Prelims Exam Pattern of NABARD Grade ‘A' Assistant Manager – IT is given below :

Name of the TestNo. of
Test of Reasoning2020
English Language3030
Computer Knowledge2020
Quantitative Aptitude2020
Decision Making1010
General Awareness2020
Eco & Soc. Issues (with focus on Rural India)4040
Agriculture & Rural Development with an Emphasis on Rural India4040

Important Notes for the Phase 1 Exam (Prelims)

  • Qualifying Section – Test of Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Decision Making.
  • Merit Section – General Awareness, Eco & Soc. Issues (with focus on Rural India), Agriculture & Rural Development with Emphasis on Rural India.
  • Shortlisting of the candidates for the Main exam will be based on marks scored in the Merit section only.

NABARD Grade A 2022 IT Officer Exam – Mains Exam Pattern

The Mains exam pattern of NABARD Grade A IT Officer (Assistant Manager Exam) is given below :

PaperSubjectType of
Number of QuestionsMarksDurationRemarks
Paper- IGeneral
310090 minutesDescriptive
Answers to
be typed
Paper-IIITObjective305030 minutes 

You will be
required to
attempt 4
[2 of 15 marks
5090 MinutesDescriptive
Answers to
be typed
either in
English or
and Inscript

The calling ratio to qualify for the main examination and interview would be a maximum of 1:25 and 1:3, respectively.

Negative Marking

  • There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked by the candidate.
  • 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:
  1. On scores in individual tests
  2. On Total Score

NABARD Grade A 2022 IT Officer Exam Notification PDF

You can download the notification PDF here to get detailed information for each aspect of the exam.

NABARD Gr. A 2022 Detailed Notification PDF

NABARD Grade A 2022 IT Officer Exam – Previous Years' Cut-Off Marks

Check the table below to find the Phase 1 (prelims) and Phase 2 (mains) cut-off marks for the previous years:

NABARD Grade A 2022 IT Officer Exam – Phase 1 Cut-Off Marks

Category2020 Cut-off Marks2019 Cut-off Marks

NABARD Grade A 2022 IT Officer Exam – Phase 2 Cut-Off Marks

Category2020 Cut-off Marks

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NABARD Grade A 2022 IT Officer Exam – Syllabus

NABARD Grade A Phase 1 (prelims) examination and Phase 2 (mains) examination syllabus are given below:

IT Officer Exam Phase 1 Syllabus (Prelims Examination)

Name of SectionTopics asked
Reasoning Ability1. Puzzles & Seating arrangement
2. Syllogism
3. Data sufficiency
4. Statement-based questions (Verbal reasoning)
5. Inequality
6. Coding-Decoding
7. Input-Output
8. Blood relations
9. Miscellaneous Questions
Quantitative Aptitude1. Data Interpretation
2. Quadratic Equations
3. Number Series
4. Simplification/ Approximation
5. Data Sufficiency
6. Arithmetic Questions
7. Quantity Comparisons
8. Mathematical Inequalities
English Language1. Reading Comprehension
2. Sentence improvement
3. Cloze test
4. Spotting the errors
5. Fill in the blanks
6. Sentence rearrangement
7. Para Jumbles
8. New pattern questions
General AwarenessMajorly includes questions from current affairs – Banking, Finance, Insurance, Appointments, Awards and Honours, Sports, Schemes, and National and International Events.
Computer KnowledgeIt various topics like Networking, Input-output devices, DBMS, MS Office, Internet, History of computers & generations, and Shortcuts.

Economic and Social Issues

Name of SectionTopics 
Nature of Indian Economy1. Structural and Institutional features
2. Economic Underdevelopment
3. Opening up the Indian Economy
4. Globalization
5. Economic Reforms in India
6. Privatization
InflationTrends in Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual Income.
Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in IndiaRural and Urban Measurement of Poverty
Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government
Population TrendsPopulation Growth and Economic Development
Population Policy in India
Agriculture1. Characteristics / Status
2. Technical and Institutional changes in Indian
3. Agriculture
4. Agricultural performance
5. Issues in Food Security in India
6. Non-Institutional and Institutional Agencies in rural
Industry1. Industrial and Labour Policy
2. Industrial performance
3. Regional Imbalance in India's Industrial
4. Public Sector Enterprises
Rural banking and financial institutions in IndiaReforms in the Banking/ Financial sector.
Globalization of Economy1. Role of International Funding Institutions
2. IMF & World Bank
3. WTO
4. Regional Economic Cooperation
Social Structure in India1. Multiculturalism
2. Demographic trends
3. Urbanization and Migration
4. Gender Issues- Joint family system
5. Social Infrastructure
6. Education
7. Health and Environment
Education1. Status & System of Education
2. Socio-Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy
3. Educational relevance and educational wastage
4. Educational Policy for India
Social JusticeProblems with scheduled castes and scheduled tribes
Socio-economic programmes for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other backward classes.
Positive Discrimination in favour of the underprivileged1. Social Movements
2. Indian Political Systems
3. Human Development

Agriculture and Rural Development

Name of SectionTopics 
Agriculture1. Definition, meaning, and its branches
2. Agronomy: Definition, meaning, and scope of
3. Classification of field crops
4. Factors affecting crop production
5. Agro Climatic Zones
6. Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping
7. Problems of dry land – Seed production, seed
processing, seed village
8. Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather
9. Precision Farming
10. System of Crop Intensification
11. Organic farming
Soil and Water Conservation1. Major soil types
2. Soil fertility
3. Fertilizers
4. Soil erosion
5. Soil conservation
6. Watershed management
Water Resource1. Irrigation Management
2. Types of irrigation
3. Sources of irrigation
4. Crop-water requirement
5. Command area development
6. Water conservation techniques
7. Micro-irrigation
8. Irrigation pumps
9. Major, medium, and minor irrigation.
Farm and Agri-Engineering1. Farm Machinery and Power
2. Sources of power on the farm- human, animal,
mechanical, electrical, wind, solar, and biomass,
3. Water harvesting structures
4. Farm Ponds
5. Agro-Processing
6. Controlled and modified storage, of perishable food
storage, godowns, bins, and grain silos
Plantation & Horticulture1. Definition, meaning, and its branches
2. Agronomic practices and production technology of
various plantation and horticulture crops
3. Post-harvest management, value, and supply chain
management of Plantation and Horticulture crops.
Animal Husbandry1. Farm animals and their role in the Indian economy
2. Animal husbandry methods in India
3. Common terms pertaining to different species of
4. Utility classification of breeds of cattle
Introduction to common feeds and fodders, their
classification, and utility
5. Introduction to the poultry industry in India (past,
present, and future status)
6. Common terms pertaining to poultry production and
7. The concept of mixed farming and its relevance to
the socio-economic conditions of farmers in India
8. Complimentary and obligatory nature of livestock
and poultry production with that of agricultural
Fisheries1. Fisheries resources Management and exploitation –
freshwater, brackish water, and marine
2. Aquaculture- Inland and marine
3. Biotechnology Post-harvest technology
4. Importance of fisheries in India
5. Common terms pertaining to fish production.
Forestry1. Basic concepts of Forest and Forestry
2. Principles of silviculture, forest mensuration, forest
management, and forest economics
3. Concepts of social forestry, agroforestry, joint forest
4. Forest policy and legislation in India, India State of
Forest Report 2015
5. Recent developments under the Ministry of
Environment, Forest, and Climate Change
Agriculture Extensions1. Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of
extension programs
2. Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in the
dissemination of Agricultural technologies
Ecology and Climate Change1. Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources,
sustainable management, and conservation
2. Causes of climate change, GreenHouse Gases (GHG),
major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis
3. Distinguish between adaptation and mitigation
4. Climate change impact on agriculture and rural
5. Carbon credit, IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings
6. Funding mechanisms for climate change projects
7. Initiatives by Govt of India, NAPCC, SAPCC, and INDC.
Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities1. Recent trends
2. Major challenges in agriculture measures to enhance
3. Viability of agriculture
4. Factors of Production in agriculture
5. Agricultural Finance and Marketing
6. Impact of Globalization on Indian Agriculture and
issues of Food Security
7. Concept and Types of Farm Management.
Rural Development1. Concept of Rural Area
2. Structure of the Indian Rural Economy
3. Importance and role of the rural sector in India
4. Economic, Social, and Demographic Characteristics of
the Indian rural economy
5. Causes of Rural Backwardness
6. Rural population in India
7. Occupational structure
8. Farmers, Agricultural Laborers, Artisans, Handicrafts,
Traders, Forest dwellers/tribes, and others in rural
9. Trends of change in rural population and rural
10. Problems and conditions of rural labour
11. Issues and challenges in Hand-looms
12. Panchayati Raj Institutions – Functions and
MGNREGA, NRLM – Aajeevika, Rural Drinking
13. Working Programmes, Swachh Bharat,
Rural Housing, PURA, and other rural
development programs

IT Officer Exam Phase 2 Syllabus (Mains Examination)

Paper-I – English Topics
Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension, and Business/Office Correspondence
Paper-II – Syllabus
01. Introduction to Software – Download Free eBook Here
02. Computer Fundamentals – Download the Free eBook Here
03. Data Structure, File structure and programming through ‘C', ‘C++', ‘Java' and ‘Python'
04. Elements of Systems Analysis and Design
05. Numerical and Statistical Computing
06. Data Communication and Networks
07. Computer Architecture and Network Architecture
08. Object-Oriented Systems
09. Database Management Systems including RDBMS
10. Software Engineering
11. Operating Systems
12. Management Information Systems
13. Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile Computing
14. Design and analysis of Algorithms
15. Basic of AI, ML and natural language processing
16. Cyber Security
17. Big data Analytics
18. Data Modelling and Analytics
19. Concept of data visualisation using reporting tools
20. Data warehousing with Analytical capabilities and virtual data management
21. API usage for cross-user interaction and data exchange

NABARD Grade A Salary Structure

NABARD Grade A is a prestigious entry-level position in the organization of NABARD. Not to mention, the aspirants who are able to crack the exam, are paid handsomely. This section deals with complete details regarding the salary, perks, and job responsibilities of the NABARD Grade A officers. 

Candidates selected as NABARD Grade A 2022 officers will start their careers with basic pay of Rs 28,150. The pay scale for NABARD Grade A is Rs 28150-1550(4)-34350-1750(7)- 46600-EB-1750(4) - 53600-2000(1) - 55600. The in-hand Salary of a NABARD Grade A officer at initial monthly gross emoluments stands at Rs.70,000 per month approximately.

NABARD Grade A Officier Basic PayRs.28150/- per month
NABARD Grade A Officer Pay Scale28150-1550(4)-34350-1750(7)–46600–EB-1750(4)-53600-2000(1)-55600
NABARD Grade A Officer AllowancesDearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance, and Grade Allowance.
NABARD Grade A Officer Gross EmolumentsTotal monthly emoluments will be around Rs.70000/- at the present rate of dearness allowance.
NABARD Grade A Officer Initial Monthly In-hand SalaryRs. 62,600/-

NABARD Grade A Officer Allowances

NABARD Grade A posts offer the following perks and allowances 

  • Dearness Allowance
  • Local Compensatory Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance (HRA)
  • Grade Allowance
  • Conveyance Allowance (CA):
  • Medical Allowance
  • Leave Fare Concession Travel (LFC)
  • Bank Loan Facility
  • Pension

NABARD Grade A Officer Perks

  • Bank's accommodation is subject to availability
  • Reimbursement of expenses for maintenance of vehicle for official purpose
  • Newspaper, internet, telephone charges, book grant as per eligibility
  • Allowance for furnishing of residence, etc. as per eligibility
  • Free dispensary facility besides reimbursement of medical expenses for OPD treatment/hospitalisation as per eligibility
  • Interest-free festival advance
  • Leave Travel Concession,
  • Loans and Advances at concessional rates of interest for Housing, Car, Education of children, Consumer Articles Personal Computer, etc.
  • Candidates selected for the post will be governed by the defined contribution to the New Pension Scheme (NPS) in addition to the benefits of Gratuity and Optional Group Term Insurance Plan.

Nature of Duties for NABARD Grade A IT Officer (Information & Technology Officer)

  • Security
  • Analytics
  • Database Administration
  • Application Development
  • Networking
  • Server Management and related fields/
  • Database Analysis (MySQL, Oracle, MSSQL)

Exam Date

Prelims (Phase 1) - 7th September 2022, Mains (Phase 2) - To be announced

Total Vacancies



Q. How many vacancies were released for the NABARD Grade A IT officer's post in the year 2021?

A. A total of 15 vacancies were released in the NABARD Grade A 2021 notification.

Q. When is the NABARD Grade A 2022 IT officer’s exam notification to be released? +

A. The official date for the NABARD Grade A 2022 IT officer’s exam notification is not yet announced. But the notification is expected in the month of July 2022.

Q. What are the IT Course Offerings? +

A. With Oliveboard's online course, you get comprehensive study material for your all-around preparation. The course highlights are given below:
1. Study Notes: IT/Computer Topics, Computer & Decision Making Topics, ESI & ARD Topics, Descriptive English Paper, Current Affairs
2. Mock Tests: 10 Tests for Phase 1, 5 Objective Tests for Phase 2, 5 Descriptive Tests with Evaluation for Phase 2.

Q. Will NABARD recruit in 2022? +

A. Yes, NABARD is recruiting for Grade A officers in 2022. A total of 170 vacancies have been announced for the post of Assistant Manager in Grade A for Rural Development Banking Services (RDBS) (161 vacancies), Rajbhasha Service (7 vacancies), and Protocol & Security Service (2 vacancies).

Q. What were the total vacancies for the IT officer in the NABARD Grade A 2022 Notification? +

A. A total of 25 vacancies are released in the NABARD Grade a 2022 notification for the IT officer's post.

Q. What is the selection procedure for NABARD Grade A 2022 officers' exam? +

A. The scheme of examination for the NABARD Grade A officers comprises three Phases:
1. Phase 1 (Prelims)
2. Phase 2 (Mains)
3. Interview

Q. How can I prepare for the NABARD Grade IT officer exam? +

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