National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) 

The importance of institutional credit in boosting rural economy has been clear to the Government of India right from its early stages of planning. Therefore, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) at the insistence of the Government of India, constituted a Committee to Review the Arrangements for Institutional Credit for Agriculture and Rural Development (CRAFICARD) to look into these very critical aspects. The Committee was formed on 30 March 1979, under the Chairmanship of Shri B. Sivaraman, former member of Planning Commission, Government of India. 

The Committee’s interim report, submitted on 28 November 1979, outlined the need for a new organizational device for providing undivided attention, forceful direction and pointed focus to credit related issues linked with rural development. Its recommendation was formation of a unique development financial institution which would address these aspirations and formation of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) was approved by the Parliament through Act 61 of 1981. 

NABARD came into existence on 12 July 1982 by transferring the agricultural credit functions of RBI and refinance functions of the then Agricultural Refinance and Development Corporation (ARDC). 

NABARD Grade A 2019

NABARD Grade A recruitment 2019 notification has been formally released with a total of 79 vacancies in all posts. The admit card for NABARD Grade A recruitment exam will be accessible to acquire before 10 days of this examination. Exact dates of Phase 1 and Phase 2 examination were announced separately on NABARD’s website nabard.org. So in case you’re getting ready for NABARD Grade A exam 2019, view the syllabus, qualification models, entry card, query paper, opening, test example and free mock test for online practice.  You can also get NABARD Grade A 2019 study material for free.

What is  NABARD Grade A Exam?

NABARD Grade A post is a very prestigious job in the Nation. NABARD Grade A Assessment is led yearly by NABARD and lakhs of people get engaged with this recruitment and selection process. NABARD is the National Bank of the country and the various advantages offered by NABARD Grade A post other than the rumored occupation makes it the most looked for after employment among students in a massive number. NABARD Grade A notification has been published for a total of 79 vacancies under different categories. 

NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2019: Important Dates

The NABARD Grade A 2019 official notification has been disclosed by NABARD for the job Profile of “Grade A Officer”. The NABARD Grade A exam is conducted at different locations across India. The important dates of NABARD Grade A Examination 2019 are: 

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should fulfill the following criteria to apply for NABARD Grade A exam. 

1) Age Eligibility (as on 01 May 2019) 

The candidate must be between 21 and 30 years of age 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. 

2) Educational Qualification (As on 01 May 2019) 

The candidate must possess the required educational qualification as on 01 March 2018. The result of the final term/semester/year examination of the required educational qualification must have been declared on or before 01 May 2019. In other words, candidates whose final year/semester results have been declared on or after 02 May 2019 are not eligible to apply. 

For more details, read here the complete NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria.

Vacancy Details

The official notification of NABARD Assistant 2019 is yet to be released so we cannot tell the number of vacancies that will be released by NABARD. In 2019, NABARD released a total of 79 vacancies for Grade A post.

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Application Form

The online registration for NABARD Grade A started on 10th May 2019 and last date to apply was 26th May 2019. 

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Application Fee

The application fee can be paid through debit/credit card or you can also use net banking.

@All employees of NABARD satisfying the educational qualification criteria would be eligible to apply. The fee/intimation charges waiver is only for those employees of NABARD (Staff Candidates) who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post. The status as staff candidate will be verified at the time of interview. In case they are not eligible to be treated as staff candidates, they are advised to indicate themselves as non-staff candidates and pay fees/intimation charges as applicable to non-staff candidates.

Admit Card

The admit card for NABARD Grade A 2019 Phase 1 is issued 10 days prior to the examination date. The admit card just will be available in case you’ve submitted the proper information in the online registration form. The admit card only will be available if you have submitted the correct information in the online registration form. You can download NABARD Grade A 2019 admit card by visiting the official website. 

Job Profile

NABARD Grade A is an Officer level job. The job profile of a Grade A Officer is of an Assistant Manager. NABARD Grade A Officers provide support to the NABARD Grade B Officers and help in performing better & smoother functioning of the bank. Many aspirants are confused about NABARD Grade A Officer job profile. Students ponder what is the major task and daily work of NABARD Grade A Officer, all these queries come into candidate’s mind. 

To clear such queries, we are going to share the Job Profile of NABARD Grade A (Assistant Manager). We hope that these details of NABARD Grade A Work Profile will answer all your doubts that you have for this NABARD Grade A Officer Post 

For complete NABARD Grade A Officer Job Profile in detail, Click Here.

Salary, Perks, and Emoluments of NABARD Grade A Officer

A job in NABARD is one of the most sought-after jobs in the country. NABARD Grade A Examination is considered as one of the most prestigious exams conducted by NABARD. More than 1 lakh persons compete every year for a limited number of posts. NABARD is very liberal in paying Perks and Emoluments for even the smallest of expenses.

Total cost to company (CTC) pays package accounts to be around 7.32 lacs in metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi etc. Now, let us know the basic salary, perks, and Allowances understand how much salary you can draw as a NABARD Grade A officer.

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Selection Procedure

NABARD Grade A Selection Procedure is an initial approach to get involved with each stage of exam for the respective job profile. The Selection process of NABARD Grade A is a three-stage process which involves the following phases –

  • Phase 1 – Preliminary Examination
  • Phase 2 – Mains Examination
  • Phase 3 – Interview

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Syllabus and Exam Pattern

The NABARD Grade A Exam pattern is same as other bank exams, i.e., Preliminary Examination, Main Examinations, and Interview. But candidates should be assured about the latest pattern details from the official notification. Go through the Preliminary & Main Examination Pattern below: 

Phase I – Preliminary Examination (Online) 

Objective Type: MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) carrying 200 marks. 

Duration: 120 Minutes Composite Time

i) Test of Reasoning – 20 questions – 20 marks

ii) English Language – 40 questions – 40 marks

iii) Computer Knowledge – 20 questions – 20 marks 

iv)general awareness – 20 questions – 20 marks 

v) Quantitative Aptitude – 20 questions – 20 marks

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

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

Total Marks: 200 

Phase II – The Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQs and descriptive Pattern 

Paper-I – General English: (Descriptive – online through the keyboard) 

The paper will have descriptive questions carrying 100 marks. 

Duration: 1 ½ hour 

Paper–II (MCQs):

i) for posts as at (i) in Table I – Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on rural India) 

ii) For posts as at (ii) to (x) in Table I: Paper on related discipline 

Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Marks 

Phase III – Interview  

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Cutoff

NABARD releases cut off marks before the announcement of result declaration. Cut off marks help you to get an idea about the minimum number of questions that you should attempt in the examination for the next year. 

NABARD Grade A 2018 Preliminary Examination Cut-of 

Table showing Discipline-Wise and Category-Wise Cut-off applied on total 

 

Discipline Category 
 ST SC OBC UR HI LD MD VI 
General 99.75 94.75 105.25 116.50 51.50 88.50 34.00 90.75 
Animal Husbandry 19.25  55.00 64.75     
Chartered Accountant 53.75  34.50 74.50     
Economics  61.75 67.50 90.50     
Environmental Engineering   68.75 90.75     
Food Processing/Food Tech  25.50 69.25 86.00     
Forestry 28.75  57.00 77.75     
Land Development (Soil Science)/Agriculture 76.00 62.25 79.25 91.50     
Minor Irrigation (Water Resources) 35.25 29.25 46.25 59.75     
Social Work 23.50  39.25 70.75     

– NO Vacancy 

 

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Preparation Tips

The overall level of NABARD Grade A examination is on a higher side when compared with other bank clerical level examinations. You should have a proper study program in place whilst preparing for this examination. Overall and sectional strategy for this examination will eventually help you to score better. Check here to read more about this approach to Crack NABARD Grade A Examination.

Result

NABARD releases the result of NABARD Grade A Examination within 1-2 week after the examination is over. NABARD has released last year’s NABARD Grade A Examination Result. 

Check Here to know your NABARD Grade A 2018 result! 

Check Here to know your NABARD Grade A 2018 result!

Promotion & Career Growth

Direct Recruited Grade A Officers have reasonable prospects for promotion to higher Grades. There are promotional examinations to reach to the next stage. The hierarchy level is given below: 

Director 

     ↓ 

Executive Director 

      ↓ 

Chief General Manager 

      ↓ 

General Manager 

     ↓ 

Deputy General Manager 

     ↓ 

Assistant General Manager 

     ↓ 

Manager 

     ↓ 

Assistant Manager (Grade A) 

     ↓ 

Development Assistant 

 

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