The importance of institutional credit in boosting the 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, a 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 the 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 is inviting applications for the posts of Assistant Manager (Grade A) in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). In 2018, NABARD rolled out vacancies for Assistant Manager (Grade A) to fill 92 vacancies. The selection procedure consists of Prelims, Mains and Interview. To work in a reputable institute and earn around Rs.61,000/- per month, do apply for NABARD Recruitment Officer (Grade A) Exam. Read further to see the official notification for NABARD Recruitment Officer (Grade A) and get the direct link to apply.

What is NABARD Grade A Exam?

NABARD is inviting applications for the posts of Assistant Manager (Grade A) in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). In 2018, NABARD rolled out vacancies for Assistant Manager (Grade A) to fill 92 vacancies. The selection procedure consists of Prelims, Mains and Interview. To work in a reputable institute and earn around Rs.61,000/- per month, do apply for NABARD Recruitment Officer (Grade A) Exam.

NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2019: Important Dates

The NABARD Grade A 2019 official notification will be disclosed soon by NABARD for the job Profile of “Grade A“. The NABARD Grade A examination is conducted in various shifts in different locations across India.


Click Here to know the Dates of NABARD Grade A 2018 Examination.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should fulfill the following criteria to apply for RBI Assistant examination.

Age Limit 

Minimum Age required is 21 Years and Maximum is 30 years as on 1 October, 2018 (depends on the date of release of official notification).

Educational Qualification 

  • Graduate from University/Institution/Board recognized by the Government of India.
  • Minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/PWD candidates) in the aggregate.

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. It is expected that NABARD will release around 100 vacancies in 2019 for the post of Grade A. In 2018, NABARD released a total of 92 vacancies for Grade A post.

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Application Form

The registration for NABARD Grade A will start once the official notification for online registration of NABARD Grade A 2019 recruitment is released on the official website of NABARD. Candidates who are eligible and are willing to compete for this examination can apply through the official website of NABARD.


Application Fee

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

Category of Applicant

Application Fee

Intimation charges etc.






For all others




Staff @





@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 Cards for NABARD Grade A 2019 will be available on the official website of NABARD shortly after the Official Notification of NABARD Grade A 2019 Recruitment will be out. NABARD Grade A 2019 admit card will be available on the official website a few days before the examination date. The admit card is issued for all three phases of exam. To download the admit card candidates are required to enter the following details:

  • Roll Number/Registration No.
  • Password/Date of Birth

Click Here to check NABARD Grade A 2018 Admit Card

Job Profile

RBI Assistant is a clerical level job. RBI Assistants provide support to the various departments of RBI offices and help in performing better & smoother functioning of the bank. Many aspirants are confused about RBI Assistant job profile. Students ponder what is the major task and daily work of RBI Assistant, all these queries come into candidate’s mind.

For complete RBI Assistant 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 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.

Click here to know about the breakup of the salary.

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

Click here to check full NABARD Grade A Selection Procedure

Syllabus and Exam Pattern

The RBI Assistant Exam pattern is same as other bank clerk exams followed by Preliminary, Main and Language Proficiency Test. Last year new changes were introduced in the exam pattern. But candidates also need to make sure the latest pattern details from the official announcement. Go through the Prelim & main exam pattern below:

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern for Preliminary Examination

Sr. No. Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time
1 English Language 30 30 1 Hours
2 Reasoning Ability 35 35
3 Numerical Ability 35 35
Total 100 100


RBI Assistant Exam Pattern for Mains Examination

Sr. No. Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total
1 Reasoning Ability 40 40 30 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 40 40 30 minutes
3 English Language 40 40 30 minutes
4 Computer Awareness 40 40 20 minutes
5 General Awareness 40 40 25 minutes
Total 200 200

(Note: The examination pattern is for preliminary & mains examination of last year.)


Syllabus for RBI Assistant Examination

Reasoning Ability
Numerical Ability
English Language
General Awareness
Computer Awareness
  • Syllogism
  • Seating Arrangement -Circular, Square & Linear
  • Puzzle
  • Blood Relation
  • Inequality
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Distance & Direction
  • Ranking


  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Average
  • Profit & Loss
  • Time & Work
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Simplification/Approximation
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Time & Distance
  • Partnership
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Problem on Ages
  • Boats & Streams
  • Pipe & Cisterns


  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting Error
  • Fill in the blank
  • Cloze test
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Para-Jumbles


  • News related to Reserve Bank of India
  • Banking/Financial Awareness/Economics news
  • Current Affairs


  • Computer Generation
  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Internet
  • Operating System
  • Computer Hardware
  • Abbreviations related to Computer Awareness


Click here for Complete Pattern & Syllabus of RBI Assistant Examination


RBI 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.

RBI Assistant 2017 Examination Mains Cut off:

Category SC, ST, SC-EXS, ST-EXS, All PWD OBC, OBC-EXS General, Gen-EXS
Reasoning 11.00 12.00 14.00
English Language 11.00 12.00 14.00
General Awareness 11.00 12.00 14.00
Computer Awareness 11.00 12.00 14.00
Numerical Ability 11.00 12.00 14.00


Click Here for the complete category-wise and state-wise Cut off for Mains and Preliminary examination of RBI Assistant 2017.

Preparation Tips

The overall level of RBI Assistant 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 RBI Assistant Examination.

Exam Analysis

Preliminary Examination of RBI Assistant is the initial phase examination that is conducted 10-15 days later once the admit card has been issued. Meanwhile, you can go throughout the previous year analysis of RBI Assistant Examination so as to spot the entire difficulty level of the examination.


Reserve Bank of India releases the result of RBI Assistant Examination within 1-2 week after the examination is over. RBI has released last year’s RBI Assistant Examination Result.

Check Here to know your RBI Assistant 2017 result!

Promotion & Career Growth

Candidates selected as RBI Assistant have a reasonable chances to get promoted up till the level of Chief Manager (Grade D). Promotion of RBI Assistant takes place after a minimum service of two years provided one holds a diploma of JAIIB and CAIIB which is conducted by Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF). However, the promotion policy may vary as per the circulars of RBI.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

While applying for this test, students face numerous difficulties in various aspects of the application procedure. To address such issues, we have shared some important Frequently asked Questions for RBI Assistant, which assist pupils to sort their inquiries readily.