NABARD Recruitment 2019: Exam Dates, Notification, Pattern & Syllabus

NABARD or National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development conducts Recruitment to select eligible candidates for the post of Grade A and Grade B Officer through NABARD Exam.

Being one of the prestigious Banking Exam, NABARD attracts thousands of candidates every year who wish to be a part of the reputed Banking Sector. The headquarter of National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development is situated in Mumbai. This apex financial institution of India has its branches all across the country and looks after the planning, operations and managing policies that accelerate the face of agriculture and economic condition of rural areas in India.


NABARD Recruitment 2019

NABARD has released the official notification for the post of Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ & Manager Grade ‘B’ in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) in May 2019. There are overall 87 vacancies in NABARD 2019. Check the official notification of 2019 NABARD Recruitment in the link given below.

Number of Vacancies in Assistant Manager Grade “A”  – 79

Number of Vacancies in Manager Grade “B” – 08

NABARD Online Application 2019

The link to apply online for NABARD Grade A/B Officers has been activated on the official website of NABARD after the release of official notification. Click on the link below to apply for NABARD 2019 exam.

 

NABARD Exam Dates 2019

The dates of Preliminary exam is 15th/16th June 2019. The date of Main Exam would be announced separately on the official website of NABARD. Below is the complete schedule of NABARD 2019 exam for the posts of Manager & Assistant Manager:

Event Dates
Release of Notification and start of Application Form 10th May 2019
Last Date to submit Application Form 26th May 2019
Date of Phase I (Preliminary) Exam – Manager Grade B 16th June 2019
Date of Phase I (Preliminary) Exam – Assistant Manager Grade A 15th June 2019


NABARD Vacancy 2019

The number of vacancies for the vacant posts are released by NABARD through the notification for the recruitment process. To know about NABARD 2019 Vacancies, check out the table given below:

Number of Vacancies in Grade “A” 

Number of Vacancies in Grade “B” 

NABARD Exam Pattern 2019

NABARD Examination will be conducted in three phases: Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam and Interview Process. Let’s have a look at all these three phases one by one.

Assistant Manager Grade A RDBS
Phase I – Preliminary Examination (Online Exam)
Objective Type: MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)

i) Test of Reasoning – 20 marks

ii) English Language – 40 marks

iii) Computer Knowledge –20 marks

iv) General Awareness – 20 marks

v) Quantitative Aptitude – 20 marks

vi) Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) –40 marks

vii) Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) – 40 marks

Duration: 120 Minutes Composite Time – Total 200 marks

Phase II – Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive

pattern

Paper-I – General English: (Descriptive – online through key board)

Duration: 1 ½ hrs – 100 Marks

The analytical and drafting abilities of the candidate shall be assessed through this Descriptive

Paper on General English comprising essay writing, comprehension, report writing, paragraph

writing & letter writing.

Paper–II (MCQ): i) For candidates applying for General Discipline – Economic & Social Issues and

Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)

ii) for all the other posts –  Paper on related discipline

Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Marks

Phase III – Interview
Applicants qualifying in the Phase-II Examination and securing sufficiently high rank in merit

shall be short-listed for interview.

Marks for Interview : 25 Marks

Manager in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS)
Phase I – Preliminary Examination (Online Exam)
Objective Type: MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)

i) Test of Reasoning – 20 marks

ii) English Language – 40 marks

iii) Computer Knowledge –20 marks

iv) General Awareness – 20 marks

v) Quantitative Aptitude – 20 marks

vi) Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) –40 marks

vii) Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) – 40 marks

Duration: 120 Minutes Composite Time – Total 200 marks

Phase II – Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive

pattern

Paper – I (Writing skills online through key board) General English: (Descriptive)

Duration: 1 ½ hrs – 100 Mark

The analytical and drafting ability of the candidate shall be assessed from the Descriptive

English paper through essay writing, comprehension, report writing, paragraph writing &

Letter writing.

Paper–II (MCQ) Economic and Social Issues and Agri. and Rural Development (with focus

on Rural India) for General Posts

Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Mark

Paper–III (MCQ) Development Economics, Statistics, Finance & Management

Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Mark

Phase III – Interview
Applicants qualifying in the Phase-II Examination and securing sufficiently high rank in merit

shall be short-listed for interview.

Marks for Interview : 40 Marks

Interview Process: Candidates who clear Mains Round are further called for an Interview to complete NABARD Recruitment Process. Candidates clearing the Interview Process are offered the appointment letter by National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development.

NABARD 2019 Application Fee

The Online Application Fee for NABARD Grade A is different from NABARD Grade B.

NABARD Grade A Application Fee: A total of Rs. 800/- is to be paid by candidate applying for Grade A post which is reduced to Rs. 150/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD Category.

NABARD Grade B:  A total of Rs. 900/- is to be paid by candidate applying for Grade B post which is reduced to Rs. 150/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD Category.

 

NABARD 2019 Syllabus

To ace NABARD 2019 Exam, it is very important to be well versed with NABARD Syllabus. Preliminary exam of NABARD Exam constitutes of 7 major sections namely:

  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language
  • Computer Knowledge
  • General Awareness
  • Economic and Social Issues and
  • Agriculture and Rural development

Mains Exam Syllabus for NABARD constitutes of:

  • Paper I – English Writing
  • Paper II – (a) Economic and Social Issues  (b) Agriculture & Rural Development
  • For Phase III of NABARD Grade B Exam- (a) Development Economics (b) Statistics (c) Finance (d) Management

 

NABARD 2019 Eligibility

For Assistant Manager (Grade A) Post

Age Limit: Candidates age should be in between 21 to 30 years as on 01-05-2019, i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-05-1989 and not later than 01-05-1998.

Educational Qualification:

  • Candidates should possess Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWD applicants 45%) in aggregate or
  • Post Graduation Degree with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWD applicants 45%) in aggregate or Ph.D for S.No-a, Bachelor’s Degree with Economics with 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWD applicants -45%) in aggregate or
  • Post Graduation Degree in Economics/ Agriculture Economics with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWD applicants-45%) in aggregate from a recognized university for S.No-b
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from any recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or
  • Post Graduation Degree in Agriculture with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWD applicants 45%) in aggregate for S.No-c
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering with 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized University or having PG degree in Agricultural Engineering with 50% marks in aggregate after Bachelor’s Degree in any engineering discipline for S.No-d
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture from any recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks (SC applicants 45%) in aggregate or
  • Post Graduation Degree in Horticulture with a minimum of 50% marks (SC applicants 45%) in aggregate for S.No-e Posts with adequate experience.

For the post of Manager (Grade B)

Age Limit: Candidates age should be in between 21 to 35 years as on 01-05-2019, i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-05-1984 and not later than 01-05-1998).

Educational Qualification:

  • Candidates should possess Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/ST/PWD applicants 55%) in aggregate or
  • Post Graduate degree with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/ST/PWD applicants 50%) in aggregate from a recognized university for Post 1
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with 60% marks (SC/ST applicants 55%) in aggregate or
  • Post Graduate degree in Agriculture with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/ST applicants 50%) in aggregate or
  • its equivalent grade from a recognized university for Post 2.

NABARD Admit Card 2019

NABARD Admit Card 2019 will be released 10-15 days prior to commencement of NABARD Exam. Admit Card for Preliminary Exam will be released first followed by Admit Card for Mains Exam and Interview Process. Admit Card for Mains Exam will be issued to candidates who will clear the Preliminary Exam and Admit Card for Interview Process will be issued to candidates who will clear the Mains Exam. NABARD Admit Card will be issued separately for NABARD Grade A Exam and NABARD Grade B Exam.

NABARD Result 2019

NABARD Result will be declared after each phase of the exam has been conducted. The result for preliminary exam will be declared first followed by the result of mains exam. The merit list will be prepared in the descending order of the marks obtained by candidates in the final interview round.