NABARD 2019: Exam Dates, Notification & Vacancies

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

The official notification for NABARD Grade A Officers was released in the month of March last year. So, the notification for NABARD Grade A 2019 Recruitment is expected to be out in the month of March this year. We will update the link to the official notification as soon as it is made available by NABARD. Check the official notification of 2018 NBARD Recruitment in the link given below:


NABARD Online Application 2019

The link to apply online for NABARD Grade A/B Officers will be activated on the official website of NABARD after the release of official notification. It will updated here as soon as the notification is out.

NABARD Exam Dates 2019

Last year, the dates of Preliminary and Main Examination fell in May and June respectively. Based on the schedule of 2018 NABARD Exams, the examination dates are expected to fall in the same months this year as well. Below is the complete schedule of NABARD 2018 exam for the post of Assistant Manager:

Event Dates
Release of Notification and start of Application Form 13th March 2018
Last Date to submit Application Form 2nd April 2018
Date of Preliminary Exam 19th May 2018 (Revised)
Date of Mains Exam 17th June 2018 (Revised)


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 2018 Vacanices, check out the table given below:

S. No Name of the Discipline No. of Vacancies
1 General 46
2 Animal Husbandry 5
3 Chartered Accountant 5
4 Economics 9
5 Environmental Engineering 2
6 Food Processing / Food Technology 4
7 Forestry 4
8 Land Development (Soil Science) / Agriculture 8
9 Minor Irrigation (Water Resources 6
10 Social Work 3
Total 92

Reservation of Vacancies


Sr.
No
DISCIPLINE UR SC ST OBC TOTAL PWBD
1 AM (RDBS)
2 General 23 7 3 13 46 4
3 Animal Husbandry 3 1 - 1 5 -
4 Chartered Accountant 3 1 - 1 5 -
5 Economics 5 - 1 3 9 -
6 Environmental Engineering 1 - - 1 2 -
7 Food Processing/ Food Technology 2 - 1 1 4 -
8 Forestry 2 1 - 1 4 -
9 Land Development (Soil Science)/ Agriculture 4 1 1 2 8 -
10 Minor Irrigation (Water Resources) 3 1 1 1 6 -
11 Social Work 1 1 - 1 3 -
Total: RDBS 47 13 7 25 92 -


NABARD Exam Pattern 2019

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

NABARD Preliminary Exam: It is an online exam constituting of 200 marks that needs to be completed in 120 minutes or 2 hours. 

Serial Number
Sections Asked
Total Marks
Time Taken

1.
Quantitative Aptitude
20

2.
Reasoning
20
A composite time of 2 hours (120 minutes)
3.
English Language
40
4.
Computer Knowledge
20
5.
General Awareness
20
6.
Economic and Social Issues
40
7.
Agriculture and Rural Development
40

Total
200



NABARD Mains Exam: It is a combination of Descriptive Test and an Online Exam. The Descriptive Test is common for all but the Online Test will be conducted separately for different posts as the syllabus for different posts offered through NABARD Exam is different. 

The Descriptive Test is of 100 Marks that needs to be completed in a time frame of 90 minutes. 

Online Exam for different Posts

Serial Number
Exam
Test Name
Maximum Marks
Time Taken
1.
Phase I
General English
100
90 minutes
2.
Phase II
Economic and Social Issues and Agriculture and Rural Development for General Posts and Agriculture for candidates applying for Manager Agriculture Post
100
90 minutes
3.
Phase III
Development economics, Statistics, Finance and Management
100
90 minutes

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 a date mentioned in the official notification.

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 a date mentioned in the official notification.

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 2018 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.