NABARD Grade A & B 2021 Notification, Apply Online, Eligibility Criteria and Admit Card
Topics Covered: NABARD Grade A & Grade B 2021 Admit Card (Call Letter), Notifications, Application Fee, Vacancies, Steps to Apply Online, Eligibility Criteria, Educational Qualification, Age Limit, Interview Call Letter & Exam Centres (Phase 1 & Phase 2)
During my college days, I once made a solo trip to Leh & Spiti.
Now, you must be wondering why I am telling you all this when you want to know about the NABARD Grade A & B Exams.
Don’t worry. You’ll know as I connect the dots, soon enough.
Anyway, while I was making a booking for the Leh trip, I got to know that they had very few seats, and that they usually got filled very fast. Needless to say, it was really difficult to buy a slot, but thankfully I had gotten through.
Securing the booking ticket was pretty much like securing a qualifying rank in the NABARD Grade A and Grade B exams.
The annual NABARD Grade A & B exams are tough and competition, cut throat. For example, in the 2020 NABARD Grade A exam, there were around 70000 students who had applied against a vacancy of just 69 seats in the RDBS general stream.
Anyway, to get an idea about the number of vacancies released in the NABARD Grade A & Grade B 2021 Notifications, you can read this blog.
Apart from the vacancies, in this blog, I have also mentioned in detail the steps to Apply online for the exams, the NABARD Exam Apply dates, the last date to apply online for NABARD, the Application Fee, the admit card, interview call letters, and the exam centers for the exams.
That said, before you go about applying for the NABARD Grade A & Grade B 2021 exams, you should thoroughly go through the NABARD eligibility criteria that I have written about in this blog, for both exams.
Oh, and I shall also be getting back to my Leh story soon, just keep reading along.
Having said that, let’s get going!!
NABARD Grade A & B 2021 Notification & Vacancies, Eligibility Criteria, Apply Online & Admit Card
6.2 Age Limit
7.2 Age Limit
8. Admit Card
8.3.1 Documents Required
9. Exam Centres
9.1 Grade A Phase 1
9.2 Grade A Phase 2
9.3 Grade B Phase 1
9.4 Grade B Phase 2
NABARD Grade A 2021 Notification
The 2021 NABARD Grade A notification was published in the newspaper on 15th July 2021.
The 2021 official NABARD Grade A notification was published on NABARD’s official website in PDF form on 17th July 2021. In this notification 155 vacancies for Grade A posts were announced. You can check the notifications below:
The registrations for the exam kicked off from the day of the release of the notification itself, i.e., 17th July 2021, and the last date to apply online for NABARD Grade A 2021 was 07th August 2021.
NABARD Grade B 2021 Notification
The 2021 NABARD Grade B notification PDF was also made available for download on the official website from 17th July 2021. You can check the notification below:
As shown in the newspaper notification (15th July 2021) shared above, NABARD released 7 vacancies for Grade B post in 2021.
The application process for the Grade B 2021 exam had started on 17th July 2021 and ended on 07th August 2021.
NABARD Grade A & B 2021 Application Fee
To complete the online application process, candidates need to pay the required application fee. This fee can be paid through debit/credit card or you can also use net banking.
The total application fee for SC/ST/PWBD is Rs. 150 for both NABARD Grade A & Grade B exams. While the application fee for all other categories is Rs. 800 for NABARD Grade A and Rs. 900 for NABARD Grade B.
The breakup of the total application fees for Grade A & Grade B are provided in the tables below:
|NABARD Grade A Application Fees|
|Category of Applicant||Application Fee||Intimation Charges etc.||Total|
|For SC/ ST/ PWBD||0 (NIL)||150||150*|
|For all others||650||150||800*|
|NABARD Grade B Application Fees|
|Category of Applicant||Application Fee||Intimation Charges etc.||Total|
|For SC/ ST/ PWBD||0 (NIL)||150||150*|
|For all others||750||150||900*|
* Exclusive of applicable GST
@ All NABARD employees satisfying the educational qualification criteria would be eligible to apply. They will be required to pay Rs. 150 fee/intimation charges at the time of online application, which will be reimbursed, only to those employees of NABARD (Staff Candidates) who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post, on submission of fee receipt. The status as a staff candidate will be verified at the time of the interview.
NOTE: The NABARD Grade A & Grade B Application Fees are Nonrefundable.
In case candidates 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.
NABARD Grade A 2021 Vacancies
In the notification released on 17th July 2021, 155 vacancies for the NABARD Grade A 2021 recruitments were announced.
You will be shocked to see how organized NABARD is in terms of listing vacancies. You have separate vacancies for different streams as can be seen in the table below:
|POST / DISCIPLINE||UR||SC||ST||OBC||EWS||TOTAL||PWBD|
|Land Development/Soil Science||1||-||-||1||-||2|
|Assitant Manager (RDBS) - Total||60||23||7||44||14||148||7@|
|III||AM (P & SS)||2||-||-||-||-||2||-|
Note: Out of 148 vacancies of Asst. Manager (RDBS) and 05 Asst. Manager (Rajbhasha), 08 vacancies are reserved for PWBD candidates under RPWD Act 2016.
@ VI-01, HI-02, LD-01, MD-03. Vacancies include 01 MD & 01 HI backlog vacancy
# LD – 01 vacancy (for Rajbhasha)
This was all about Grade A 2021 Vacancies. But it does not end here, NABARD has also released Grade B Vacancies for the year 2021. So, without wasting any time let’s move on.
NABARD Grade B 2021 Vacancies
After a significant wait, the organisation decided to end the misery of the aspirants and roll out 7 NABARD Grade B Vacancies for 2021.
The last time NABARD conducted Grade B Exam was in the year 2019. There was no Grade B Exam in the year 2020.
To know more about the NABARD Grade B Vacancies in detail you can check the table given below.
|No.||Post||Number of Vacancies|
Now that you know about the NABARD notifications and the vacancies, let me pick up where I had left off on my Leh story.
So, as you know that I was finally able to buy a slot for the Leh trip, even though with great difficulty.
However, after I had finally gotten the slot on time, I came to know that I was not eligible to go for the biking trip unless I had a Royal Enfield bullet, and what I had with me unfortunately a Bajaj Avenger.
Thus, I rented a Royal Enfield for the trip, but by the time I had received it, the Royal Enfield group had already left, so I had to give back the Royal Enfield and tag along with a local group on a bus, like the normal folks. It was heartbreaking then, but now when I look back, I see how fun that trip was.
Anyway, this is the reason why I ask all my students to go through the eligibility criteria before going through vacancies. Not doing so might cause you to have a heartbreak later, like the one I had, as I have mentioned above.
I have seen students who start preparing for the exam and later find out that they are not eligible for the exam. Pretty much similar to me having booked the slot to Leh, only to realize that only Royal Enfield bikes were allowed for the same.
That said I have mentioned the NABARD Grade A education qualifications, age relaxations, and everything related to it below after the Appy online Section.
NABARD Grade A and B 2021 Apply OnlineComing to the topic of NABARD Grade A & B Apply Online 2021, it should be known that it’s a fairly simple process of registering for the NABARD Grade A or/and Grade B exams online. However, even after being so simple, candidates still make a lot of mistakes while applying for the exams. So, you should make sure to take extra care while filling out the NABARD Grade A and/or Grade B online application forms. Furthermore, a lot of students miss out on the notifications and the last date to apply for NABARD Grade A & B exam. This leads to confusion and hassles among students. Therefore, if you are aiming to take the NABARD Grade A & B exam, make sure to take note of the release date of the notification, because the notification release dates usually mark the start of the online registration process, and this application process goes on for the next 20 days or so. Anyway, in the table below I have mentioned the Apply Online Dates for NABARD Grade A & B 2021 Exams.
|NABARD Grade A & B 2021 Exam Events||Dates (Announced)|
|NABARD Grade A & B 2021 Notification||17th July 2021|
|Application Process Start Date||17th July 2021|
|Last Date to Apply Online||7th August 2021|
NABARD Grade A and B 2021 Apply Online – Steps to Apply
Let’s talk about the steps to apply for the NABARD Grade A & B 2021 exam. I have divided the whole process into 12 steps. It will make it super easy.
Navigate to New Registration
Step 1: Go to the official website of NABARD. Click here to visit the official website and click on the “Career Notices” tab from the top-right menu bar.
Step 2: You have to click on the link called “CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE”.
Step 3: A new window will open where you will find different recruitment notifications. Find the stream [Recruitment To The Post Of Assistant Manager In Grade ‘A’ (RDBS)/ (Rajbhasha Service) -2021]; [Protocol & Security Service] that you want to apply for and click on the “Apply here” link below it.
Step 4: You have to click on the link called “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION ” on the top right of the screen.
Fill the Application Form
Step 5: You will reach the first section of the NABARD Application Form. Fill in all your information like email address, name, etc. Click on the “Save and Next” button provided at the bottom of the page.
Note: Save these details for future login purposes. Do not forget/lose your login details as it will be really difficult to recover them.
Note: You will be redirected to the next part of the page. You will find the “Provisional Registration Number” of 9 digits with your Password.
Step 6: Upload your Photograph (4.5cm * 3.5cm) and signature (with black ink) on this page. Your photograph should be between 20kb-50kb and your signature should be between 10kb-20kb. Click on Next.
Step 7: A new page will open with two subcategories. The first category is basic & the second category is Qualification, experience, language, exam centre (check the list of exam centres here), etc. Fill in all necessary details. Click on Save & Next button.
Verify Details & Complete Registration
Step 8: A preview section will open with all the details filled up by now. Check all the details carefully as this is the last time to change your information. Confirm your picture, details, and signature by clicking on the checkboxes. Fill in the security code & click on the Complete Registration button on the bottom right.
Step 9: Upload your thumb impression (3cm * 3cm) and handwritten declaration (10cm * 5cm) on this page. Your thumb impression should be between 20kb-50kb and handwritten declaration should be between 50kb-100kb. Click on Next.
Hand Written Declaration: “I………………….(Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true, and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.
Application Fees Payment & Download Receipt
Step 10: You will also get to know about the Application Fees that will be charged on this page. Fill in the security code & click on submit.
Step 11: Complete the application process by paying the application fees using a Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Internet Banking/ Wallet/ Cash Card/ QR Code/ UPI.
Step 12: Print & Save the receipt for future references.
Now that you have taken the step to apply for the NABARD Grade A or Grade B exam, it is time to accelerate your efforts to clear the exam. To help you with your studies I have provided certain valuable study materials for you to go through in the linked blog.
NABARD Grade A 2021 Eligibility Criteria
The primary eligibility requirements for the NABARD Grade A exam can be broken down into two major categories – Educational Qualification & Age Limit.
The eligibility of NABARD Grade A is not that tough when we compare it with all the other government exams in India.
It gives you a chance to make your dreams come true without judging you on the basis of your past educational qualifications. So let’s jump right in.
NABARD Grade A 2021 Eligibility Criteria: Educational Qualification
The latest education qualification criteria is as follows:
a) You can apply for only one discipline in NABARD Grade A (RDBS/ Rajbhasha/ P & SS). In case you apply for multiple disciplines, only the last application submitted will be considered valid and fees against all other applications will be forfeited. I have mentioned all the different disciplines in the vacancy section above. Having said that, if you want you can check the NABARD Grade A selection procedure.
b) If your final year/semester results have been declared after 01 July 2021, you are not eligible to apply for the exam.
|Post||Minimum Education Qualification|
|General||To be eligible for NABARD Grade A, you should have 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 55%) in Graduation. Many students ask if 60% marks in Graduation should be in each semester or average. Well, relax. It’s an average of all semesters.
You should have an aggregate 55% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 50%) in Post-Graduation/MBA/PGDM.
CA/ CS/ICWA OR Ph.D. from Institutions recognized by GOI/UGC.