NABARD 2020 Recruitment: Check Official Notification, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Exam Dates & Other Information

| Updated On February 4th, 2020 at 06:59 pm

NABARD Recruitment 2020

NABARD also known as National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development conducts various examinations annually to recruit staff in the Apex Development Financial Institution of India. Some of the prominent exams are as follows:

  • NABARD Assistant Manager (Grade ‘A’)
  • NABARD Manager (Grade ‘B’)
  • NABARD Development Assistant
  • NABARD Office Attendant

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 headquarters 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 Office Attendant 
NABARD Development Assistant
NABARD Assistant Manager (Grade ‘A’)
NABARD Manager (Grade ‘B’)
Frequently Asked Questions

NABARD Office Attendant 

NABARD Office Attendant 2020 was conducted recently for the recruitment of 73 vacancies.  10th Standard (S.S.C/ Matriculation) from the concerned State/ UT from a recognized board. Candidate should be domicile of the State/UT coming under the Regional Jurisdiction of the Regional Office to which he/she is applying for and should have valid ID proof of the same.

NABARD Office Assistant Exam Pattern

NABARD Office Attendant exam consists of two stages i.e. prelims followed by mains.

NABARD Office Attendant Prelims Exam Pattern

Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Numerical Ability 30 30
Reasoning 30 30
English Language 30 30
General Awareness 30 30
Total 120 120 Composite Time of 90 minutes


NABARD Office Attendant Mains Exam Pattern

Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning 35 35
English Language 35 35
General Awareness 50 50
Total 150 (as printed in official notification) 150 (as printed in official notification) Composite Time of 120 minutes

Check NABARD Office Assistant Prelims 2020 Exam Analysis

NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2020

NABARD Grade ‘A’ official notification 2020 has been released. There are overall 154 vacancies in NABARD Assistant Manager 2020. .

Number of Vacancies in Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ (P & SS)  – 150

Number of Vacancies in Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ (RDBS) – 04

NABARD Grade A Notification 2020: Check Here

Click here to check the official notification for the post of Officers in Grade ‘A’ (P & SS)

Click here to check the official notification for the post of Officers in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS)

NABARD Grade ‘A’ Recruitment 2020: Eligibility Criteria

Points To Remember:

  • The candidate can apply only for ONE Post/Discipline of his / her choice.
  • The candidate must possess the required educational qualification as on 01-01-2020. The result of final term / semester/ year examination of the required educational qualification must have been declared on or before 01-01-2020.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a particular discipline means that the candidate must have studied that discipline as main subject in all the semesters / years of respective degree course and it must be mentioned in the Degree Certificate issued by the University/Institute.

Educational Qualification:

General:
Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or Ph.D. OR Chartered Accountant /Cost Accountant / Company Secretary with Bachelor’s degree OR Two year full time P.G. Diploma in Management / full time MBA degree from Institutions recognized by GOI / UGC with Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline.

General Agriculture:
Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with 50% marks (ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/ Agronomy) with a minimum of 50% marks (ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognised University / Institution.

Agriculture Engineering:
Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Engineering with 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or Post graduate degree in Agriculture Engineering with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognised University / Institution.

Food/Dairy Processing:
Bachelor’s degree in Food Processing /Food Technology/ Dairy Sciences and /or Dairy Technology with 50% marks (ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or Post graduate degree in Food Processing /Food Technology/ Dairy Sciences and /or Dairy Technology with 50% marks (ST/PWBD applicants – 45%)in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.

Land Development-Soil Science:
Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognised University / Institution.

Environmental Engg/Sciences:
Bachelor’s degree with Environmental Science / Environmental Engineering with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or Post graduate degree in Environmental Engineering or Environmental Science with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.

Agriculture marketing/Agri.Business Management:
Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Marketing/ Agriculture Business Management with 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or Two years full time Post Graduate Degree/ Post Graduate Diploma/MBA in Agriculture Marketing/ Agriculture Business Management with a minimum of 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognised University / Institution.

Geo Informatics:
BE/B.Tech/BSC degree in Geoinformatics with 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or ME/M.Tech/MSC degree in Geoinformatics with a minimum of 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized university.

 Agricultural Economics/Economics:
Bachelor’s Degree with Economics/Agriculture Economics with 50% marks
(SC/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in
Economics/Agriculture Economics with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/PWBD
applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized university. %) in aggregate.

Information Technology:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer
Applications/Information Technology with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate or a post graduate degree Computer Science/ ComputerTechnology/ Computer Applications/Information Technology with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate from a recognised university.

Chartered Accountant:
Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Institution with Membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The Membership of ICAI must have been obtained on or before 01-01-2020.

Company Secretary:
Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with Associate membership of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). The Membership of ICSI must have been obtained on or before 01-01-2020.

Finance:
BBA (Finance/Banking) / BMS (Finance/Banking) with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) OR Two years full time P.G. Diploma in Management (Finance) / Full time MBA (Finance) degree from Institutions / Universities recognised by GoI /UGC OR Bachelor of Financial and Investment Analysis with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%)

Human Resource Management:
BBA (Human Resource Management)/ BBM (Human Resource Management)/ BMS (Human Resource Management) with 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) OR Two years full time P.G. Diploma in Management in HRM/HR / Full time MBA degree in HRM/ HR from recognised University / Institute.

Statistics:
Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics with 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in
aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Statistics with a minimum of 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized university

Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RAJBHASHA)
Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised university in English/Hindi medium with Hindi and English as a compulsory or elective subject with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWBD) in the aggregate OR Bachelor’s Degree with Hindi and English as main subjects with a minimum of 50% marks (pass marks for SC/ST/PWBD) in the aggregate. Candidate must be able to translate from English to Hindi and vice/versa. OR Post Graduate Degree from a recognised university in Hindi with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWBD) in the aggregate and English as a compulsory/elective subject at Graduation level OR Post Graduate Degree in English with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWBD) and Hindi as a main subject at Graduation level. Candidate must be able to translate from English to Hindi and vice/versa.

Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (LEGAL SERVICE)
Bachelor’s Degree in Law recognized by Bar council of India for the purpose of enrollment as an Advocate with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST applicants – 45%) or equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters/years OR LLM Degree with a minimum of 45% (SC/ST applicants – 40%) or equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters/year.

Experience Required for Assistant Manager (P & SS): (as on 01-01-2020):
He/she should be an officer with a minimum of five years’ of Commissioned service in the Army/Navy/Air Force holding a valid Ex-Serviceman Identity Card.

Age  For Assistant Manager (P & SS) (as on 01-01-2020):

The candidate must be between 25 and 40 years (no relaxation for any category) of age as on 01-01-2020, i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01- 1980 and not later than 01-01-1995).

Age For all the other posts (as on 01-01-2020):

The candidate must be between 21 and 30 years of age as on 01-01-2020, i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1990 and not later than 01-01-1999.

NABARD Grade ‘A’ Exam Dates 2020

The dates of Preliminary exam for RDBS posts is 25th February 2020. For the post of NABARD Grade ‘A’ (P & SS) there is only Interview expected to held in March 2020.

The date of Main Exam for the posts of RDBS would be announced separately on the official website of NABARD. Below is the complete schedule of NABARD Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ 2020.

Events Dates
Commencement of Online Registration January 15, 2020
Last Date To Apply Online February 3rd, 2020
Closure of  editing application details  February 3rd, 2020
NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam (For RDBS post) 25th February 2020
NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Will be announced later
NABARD Grade A Interview Date( For post of P&SS) March – 2020 (Tentatively)

NABARD Grade A 2020 Vacancies

NABARD has released a total of 154 vacancies for various posts. The following is the detailed bifurcation among P & SS and RDBS/ Rajbhasha/ Legal vacancies:

Vacancies for the post of Officers in Grade ‘A’ (P & SS)

S. No Post Total Vacancy
1 Assistant Manager (P & SS) 4


Vacancies for the post of Officers in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS/ Rajbhasha/ Legal service)

S. No Post Total Vacancy
1 Assistant Manager (RDBS)-General 69
2 Assistant Manager (RDBS)-General Agriculture 4
3 Assistant Manager (RDBS)-Agriculture Engineering 3
4 Assistant Manager (RDBS)-Food/ Dairy Processing 3
5 Assistant Manager (RDBS)-Land Development – Soil Science 3
6 Assistant Manager (RDBS)-Environmental Engg/Sciences 4
7 Assistant Manager (RDBS)-Agriculture Marketing/Agri
business Management
2
8 Assistant Manager (RDBS)-Geo Informatics 2
9 Assistant Manager (RDBS)-Agriculture Economics/Economics 5
10 Assistant Manager (RDBS)-Information Technology 12
11 Assistant Manager (RDBS)-Chartered Accountant 8
12 Assistant Manager (RDBS)-Company Secretary 3
13 Assistant Manager (RDBS)-Finance 16
14 Assistant Manager (RDBS)-Human Resource Management 3
15 Assistant Manager (RDBS)-Statistics 2
16 Assistant Manager (Rajbhasha) 8
17 Assistant Manager (Legal) 3
Total 150

NABARD Grade A 2020 Exam Pattern: RDBS, Rajbhasha and Legal Service

Prelims Exam Pattern: 

The preliminary exam pattern is same for all three- RDBS, Rajbhasha and Legal Service

S. No. Subjects Maximum Marks
1. Test of Reasoning 20 Marks
2. English Language 40 Marks
3. Computer Knowledge 20 Marks
4. General Awareness 20 Marks
5. Quantitative Aptitude 20 Marks
6. Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) 40 Marks
7. Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) 40 Marks
Total Marks 200 Marks


Mains Exam Pattern:

In the Main exam, the Paper-1 is same for all three posts RDBS, Rajbhasha and Legal Service, but the Paper-2 is different according to the stream

  • RDBS- Main Exam Pattern

S. No. Subjects Maximum Marks Duration
1. Paper I (Descriptive Test) 100 Marks 1 Hour 30 Minutes
2. Paper II- MCQFor General Stream- Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)

For other streams- according to specialised discipline in RDBS

100 Marks 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Total 200 Marks 3 Hours

Note: Paper-2 will be according to specialised discipline in RDBS

  • Rajbhasha- Main Exam Pattern
S. No. Subjects Maximum Marks Duration
1. Paper I (Descriptive Test) 100 Marks 1 Hour 30 Minutes
2. Paper II- MCQProficiency in Hindi including Translation from English to Hindi and Vice versa 100 Marks 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Total 200 Marks 3 Hours


Legal Service- Main Exam Pattern

S. No. Subjects Maximum Marks Duration
1. Paper I (Descriptive Test) 100 Marks 1 Hour 30 Minutes
2. Paper II- MCQInterpretation of various Laws viz., Banking, Negotiable Instruments, Company, Industrial and Cooperative Laws, Cyber laws, Commerce/Property transactions, Rural non-life insurance, direct financing, staff matters and good experience in drafting various types of documents. 100 Marks 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Total 200 Marks 3 Hours

As per the notification there is no sectional timing in NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam. There will be sectional and overall cut offs for both Phase-I and Phase-II.

Interview Process

Candidates selected in the Mains exam will appear in the third and final round of the Interview. This round will be of 25 marks. As mentioned in the notification the calling ratio for the interview round will be 1:5

NABARD Grade A 2020 Syllabus

The following is the Syllabus for the Prelims Examination, Phase-I of NABARD 2020 recruitment for the posts of Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) / Rajbhasha Service / Legal Service in Grade ‘A’.

i) Test of Reasoning – 20 marks Alphanumeric Series, Order and Ranking, Direction Sense, Alphabet Test, Data Sufficiency, Inequalities, Seating Arrangement, Puzzle, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Input Output, Coding Decoding, Logical Reasoning
ii) English Language – 40 marks Cloze test, Fillers, Spotting the errors, Para Jumbles, New pattern questions, Idioms and phrases, Word Rearrangement, Column Based questions, Sentence improvement, Paragraph Completion, Grammar, Reading Comprehension
iii) Computer Knowledge –20 marks History of Computers, Basics of computers, basic definitions, hardware and software, internet, computer security and cyber security, abbreviations, input and output devices
iv) General Awareness – 20 marks Current Affairs: Sports, National, International, Appointments, Schemes, Awards, Summits, Agreements,Committee, Obituaries, Business, Defense, Economy, Books and Authors, State News, Important Days, Science and Technology, Reports and Ranking, Miscellaneous, Banking/Economy Current AffairsBanking/ Financial Awareness,

Static Awareness

v) Quantitative Aptitude – 20 marks Mensuration, Partnership, Average, Ages, Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Speed Time Distance, Boat & Stream, Trains, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Number System, Mixture & Allegation, Pipes & Cistern, Probability, Permutation & Combination, Data Interpretation, Quantity Based, Data Sufficiency, Simplification, Approximation, Quadratic Inequalities, Number Series, Caselet
vi) Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) – 40 marks Click Here to Download Syllabus PDF
vii) Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) – 40 marks Click Here to Download Syllabus PDF

NABARD Grade A Phase-II (Main Exam) Syllabus

Paper-I- (Common for Grade ‘A’ – RDBS, Rajbhasha and Legal)

General English: (Descriptive – writing skills – online through key board). This will be a test of descriptive paper on General English comprising Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence.

Paper-II (MCQ) – RDBS

General Click Here to Download Syllabus PDF
General Agriculture Click Here to Download Syllabus PDF
Agriculture Engineering Click Here to Download Syllabus PDF
Food/Dairy Processing Click Here to Download Syllabus PDF
Land Development-Soil Science Click Here to Download Syllabus PDF
Environmental Engg/Sciences Click Here to Download Syllabus PDF
Agriculture marketing/Agri.Business Management Click Here to Download Syllabus PDF
Geo Informatics Click Here to Download Syllabus PDF
Agricultural Economics/Economics Click Here to Download Syllabus PDF
Information Technology will be uploaded soon
Chartered Accountant Click Here to Download Syllabus PDF
Company Secretary Click Here to Download Syllabus PDF
Finance Click Here to Download Syllabus PDF
Human Resource Management Click Here to Download Syllabus PDF
Statistics Click Here to Download Syllabus PDF


Paper-II (MCQ) – Rajbhasha

Click Here to Dowload Rajbhasha Syllabus PDF

Paper-II (MCQ) – Legal

Click Here to Dowload Legal Syllabus PDF

NABARD Grade ‘A’ 2020 Application Fee

The following is the fees structure for various posts and category for NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2020:

Application fees for RDBS/ Rajbhasha/ Legal Services:

Category Application Fee Intimation charges etc. Total
General/ OBC Rs 650 Rs 150 Rs 800
SC/ ST/ PWBD Nil Rs 150 Rs 150

Application fees for P&SS post:

Category Application Fee Intimation charges etc. Total
SC/ ST NIL 100/- 100/-
All others 650 100/- 750/-

*Exclusive of applicable GST

NABARD Grade ‘A’ Result 2020

NABARD Grade ‘A’ Result 2020 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.

NABARD Development Assistant

NABARD recruits Development Assistants at regular intervals through an online evaluation process known as NABARD Development Assistant. In 2019, 91 vacancies were released.

Age Criteria-

Minimum Age -: 18 Years (as on 01-09-2019)

Maximum Age -: 35 Years (as on 01-09-2019)

Educational Qualifications-

Development Asssistant 2019

A candidate requires a Bachelor’s degree in any disclipline with aggregate of 50% of marks. The result of the candidate should have declared before 01.09.2019. Passing marks 40% is set for the reserved category (SC/ST/OBC/PWBD).

Development Assistant 2019

A candidate require Hindi or English as a elective subject or main subject in graduation with minimum of 50% of aggregate marks. There is a relexation in marks for SC/ST/OBC/PWBD. There aggregate is fixed at passing marks.

NABARD Development Assistant Exam Pattern

Preliminary Examination

Preliminary stage is objective in nature and carries a total of 100 marks and 60 minutes time duration.

Sr. No. Subject No. of Questions Maximun marks Duration
1. Qunatitative Aptitude 30 30
2. Reasoning Ability 30 30
3. English Language 40 40
Total 100 100 60 minutes


Mains examination

Mains examination of NABARD Development Assistant consist of 5 subjects and is objective in nature. It carries 200 marks in total.

Sr. No. Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
2. Reasoning Ability 30 30
3. General Awareness 50 50
4. Computer Knowledge 40 40
5. English Language Essay, precis writing, Report/ Letter writing 50 30 minutes
Total 200 120 minutes


Development Assistant (Hindi)

Prelims Examination

Preliminary Examination is conducted online and is objective in nature. The pattern is as follow:

Sr.No. Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. Reasoning Ability 30 30
2. Hindi Knowledge (Professional) 30 30
3. English Language 40 40
Total 100 100 60 minutes


Mains Examination

Mains examination is also conducted online and is objective in nature except the english language section which is descriptive in nature. It is total of 120 minutes duartion out of which 90 minutes are fixed for objective paper and 30 minutes are fixed for descriptive paper of english language. The pattern is as follows:

Sr.No. Subjects No. of questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. Reasoning Ability 20 20
2. Hindi Knowledge (Professional) 50 50
3. General Awareness 40 40
4. Computer Knowledge 40 40
5. English Language Essay, Precis writing, Letter/Report writing 50 30 minutes
Total  100 100 120 minutes

NABARD Grade ‘B’ Manager

NABARD recruits Grade ‘B’ Manager thorugh a common evaluation process. NABARD Grade ‘B’ Manager recruitment was held in the year 2019 for the recruitment of 87 posts.

Manager (RDBS) – General: Educational Qualification

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/ST/ PWBD applicants 55%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 50%) in aggregate from a recognized university or Ph.D.

NABARD Grade B: Exam Pattern

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

NABARD Recruitment 2020: Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: How many types of exams are conducted by NABARD?
ANSWER: The 4 major exams conducted by NABARD are:

  • NABARD Assistant Manager (Grade ‘A’)
  • NABARD Manager (Grade ‘B’)
  • NABARD Development Assistant
  • NABARD Office Attendant

Q2: How many notifications have been rolled out by NABARD in 2020 (As on 4th Feb)?
ANSWER: Two official notifications have been rolled out (as on 4th feb)

  • NABARD Assistant Manager (Grade ‘A’)
  • NABARD Office Attendant

Q3: What is eligibility criteria of NABARD Exams?
ANSWER: The eligibility criteria of NABARD exams varies from post to post.

Q4: From Where can I get latest job notifications regarding NABARD?
ANSWER: You can view latest job notifications regarding banking, insurance & NABARD from HERE