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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    NABARD GRADE A
  • Mode of Conduction
    online
  • Exam Frequency
    Once a year
  • Official Website
    www.nabard.org
  • Medium of the exam
    English and Hindi
  • Marking Scheme
    -0.25 for incorrect answer
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    to be announced
  • Start of Registration Process
    to be announced
Eligibilty Criteria

NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria 2022

Posts Educational Qualification
Information Technology Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology/ Computer Technology/ Computer Science/ Computer Applications with a minimum of 50% in aggregate (SC/ST/PWD applicants will receive a 5% relaxation). OR a postgraduate degree in Information Technology/Computer Technology/Computer Science/Computer Applications from a recognized institute/university with at least 50% in aggregate (a 5% relaxation will be allowed for SC/ST/PWD applicants).
Agriculture Engineering Bachelor's degree in agriculture from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% in aggregate (a 5% relaxation will be allowed for SC/ST/PWD applicants). OR a Postgraduate degree in Agriculture Engineering from a recognized university/institution with at least 50% in aggregate (a 5% relaxation would be allowed for SC/ST/PWD applicants).
General Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from a recognized Institute/University with a minimum of 50% in aggregate (SC/ST/PWD applicants will receive a 5% relaxation). OR a Master's degree with a minimum of 50% in aggregate (a 5% relaxation will be granted to SC/ST/PWD applicants). OR a bachelor's degree with a Ph.D./CA/CS/CWA. OR a 2-year full-time MBA degree or full-time Postgraduate Diploma in Management from an Institute recognized by the Government of India / UGC, plus a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline.
General Agriculture Bachelor's degree in agriculture from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% in aggregate (a 5% relaxation will be allowed for SC/ST/PWD applicants). OR a Postgraduate degree in Agriculture Engineering with a minimum of 50% in aggregate (a 5% relaxation will be granted to SC/ST/PWD applicants).
Food Processing Bachelor's degree / Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Technology in Food Processing /Food Technology with at least 50% in aggregate (SC/ST/PWD applicants will receive a 5% relaxation). OR a postgraduate degree in food processing/food technology from a recognized university/institution with at least 50% (relaxation of 5% will be allowed for SC/ST/PWD applicants) in aggregate.
Land Development – Soil Science Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture/Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with a minimum of 50% in aggregate (SC/ST/PWD applicants will receive a 5% relaxation). OR a postgraduate degree in Agriculture/Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% (a 5% relaxation will be allowed for SC/ST/PWD applicants).
Agriculture Engineering Bachelor's degree in agriculture from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% in aggregate (a 5% relaxation will be allowed for SC/ST/PWD applicants). OR a Postgraduate degree in Agriculture Engineering from a recognized university/institution with at least 50% in aggregate (a 5% relaxation would be allowed for SC/ST/PWD applicants).
Agriculture marketing/Agri-Business Management Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture Business Management/Agriculture Marketing with a minimum of 50% in aggregate (a 5% relaxation would be given to SC/ST/PWD applicants). OR two years of full-time study Post Graduate Diploma/Post Graduate Degree/ MBA in Agriculture Marketing/ Agriculture Business Management from a recognized university or institution with a minimum of 50% in aggregate (Relaxation of 5% would be allowed for SC/ST/PWD applicants).
Environment A bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering/Environmental Science as a subject and a minimum of 50% in aggregate (a 5% relaxation will be offered for SC/ST/PWD applicants). OR a postgraduate degree in environmental engineering or environmental science from a recognized university or institution with a minimum of 50% in aggregate (a 5% relaxation will be granted to SC/ST/PWD applicants).
Chartered Accountant Membership in the ICAI and graduation in any discipline from a recognized institute/university (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India). The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India membership must be received on or before January 1, 2022.
Geo Informatics In aggregate, a B Tech/BE/Bs.C. degree in Geo-Informatics with a minimum of 50% marks (a 5% relaxation will be offered for SC/ST/PWD applicants). OR an M. Tech./M.E./Ms.C. degree in Geoinformatics from a recognized university/institute with at least 50% in aggregate (a 5% relaxation will be allowed for SC/ST/PWD applicants).
Statistics Bachelor's degree in statistics with a minimum of 50% in aggregate (relaxation of 5% will be offered for SC/ST/PWD applicants). OR a postgraduate degree in statistics from a recognized institute/university with at least 50% in aggregate (a 5% relaxation will be allowed for SC/ST/PWD applicants).
Agricultural Economics/Economics Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture Economics/Economics with a minimum of 50% in aggregate (a 5% relaxation would be allowed for SC/ST/PWD applicants). OR a postgraduate degree in Agriculture Economics/ Economics from a recognized university/ institute with at least 50% in aggregate (a 5% relaxation would be allowed for SC/ST/PWD applicants).
Company Secretary Associate membership in ICSI and a bachelor's degree in any discipline (Institute of Company Secretaries of India ). The Institute of Company Secretaries of India membership must be obtained on or before January 1, 2022.
Human Resource Management Bachelor's degree with at least 50% marks in BBM (Human Resource Management), BBA (Human Resource Management), or BMS (Human Resource Management) (Relaxation of 5% would be allowed for SC/ST/PWD applicants). OR, a two-year full-time MBA in HRM or HR/a two-year full-time postgraduate diploma in HRM/HR management from a recognized institute/university.
Finance Bachelor's degree in finance/banking, such as BMS (Finance/Banking) or BBA (Finance/Banking) with at least 50% in aggregate (relaxation of 5% for SC/ST/PWD applicants). OR a two-year full-time MBA (Finance) / full-time Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Finance) / a degree from a University/Institute recognized by the Government of India / the University Grants Commission. OR a bachelor's degree in finance and investment analysis with a minimum of 50% (SC/ST/PWD applicants will be granted a 5% relaxation).

 

NABARD Grade A Age Requirements

Category NABARD Grade A Age Rexation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Ex-servicemen, who have rendered a minimum of five years of continuous military services 5 years
Children/family members of the victims died during the 1984 riots 5 years
Persons with disabilities (PWD)
  • General-10 years
  • OBC - 13 years
  • SC/ST - 15 years
Exam Pattern

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern

The selection procedure for various NABARD grade A posts is done in three stages -

  • Interview
  • Mains exam
  • Preliminary exam

NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Pattern

It contains 200 multiple-type questions. For every wrong answer, 25% marks are deducted. Two hours are provided for this exam.

Sections Marks
English language 40
Reasoning ability 20
Quantitative ability 20
General awareness 20
Computer 20
Economic and social affairs 40
Agriculture and rural development 40
Total 200

NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Pattern

Candidates who have qualified for the prelims appear for the mains exam. Generally, four times the total number of vacancies are selected for the mains exam based on the cut-off. It contains two papers:

  • Paper 1 - General English common for all, it is a descriptive paper
  • Paper 2 - General Post-Economic and Social issues and Agriculture and Rural Development

The pattern is given below:

Papers Total marks Duration
Common for all posts General English 100 1 hour 30 minutes
General posts Economic and social issues and agriculture and rural development Other posts 100 100 1 hour 30 minutes 1 hour 30 minutes
Paper 2 Rajbhasha Adhikari Proficiency and expertise in Hindi including translation from Hindi to English and vice versa and also the analytical abilities and drafting skills of the candidates will be evaluated through descriptive paper 100 1 hour 30 minutes
Paper 2 legal Proficiency in interpreting various laws such as banking laws, negotiable instruments, company, industrial, and corporate laws, Cyber laws, commerce and property transactions, rural non-life insurance, staffing matter, and good legal drafting skills 100 1hour 30 minutes
Syllabus

Prelims:

The syllabus of NABARD Grade A 2022 are described below:

Section Topics
English Spotting the errors, sentence improvement, cloze test, para jumbles, fill in the blacks, sentence rearrangement, reading comprehension
Reasoning Sentence based questions, verbal reasoning, syllogism, coding-decoding, input-output, inequality, blood relations, data sufficiency, puzzles, seating arrangements, and miscellaneous questions
Numerical ability- quantitative Simplification/approximation, data interpretation, number series, quadratic equations, data sufficiency, mathematical inequalities, quality comparisons, etc.
Computer History and generations of computers, shortcut keys, input-output devices, networking, MS office, DBMS, and internet
General awareness Current affairs relating to banking, economy, and insurance, honours, and awards, national and international news, new schemes, developments in science and technology

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