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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
  • Mode of Conduction
  • Exam Duration
    2 Hours
  • Exam Frequency
    Once a year
  • Official Website
  • Total Marks
    For Prelims: 200 For Mains: 400
  • Medium of the exam
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    July 2022
  • Start of Registration Process
    July 2022
Eligibilty Criteria

NABARD Grade B Age Limit and Relaxation for Manager

Candidates applying for the post of Grade B must have attained the minimum age of 25 years and their maximum age should not be above 35 years as of 01.07.2022 for the NABARD Grade B 2022 exam.

Upper age limit relaxation will be provided to the reserved category candidates as follows:

Category Age Relaxation
OBC 03 years
  • SC / ST
  • Ex-servicemen
  • Emergency Commissioned Officers
  • Children/family members of victims died in the 1984 riot
05 years
  • UR - 10 years
  • OBC - 13 years
  • SC/ST - 15 years

NABARD Grade B Eligibility: Educational Qualifications and Experience

Candidates must possess at least one of the below eligibility criteria for the Manager post:

  • Candidates must have completed their Master’s degree programs from any recognized university in any relevant subject such as Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy Technology, Horticulture, Arts, Management, Commerce, Science, Engineering, Information Technology etc. with a First Class and a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate of all semesters/years.
  • Candidates must have a Doctorate degree.
  • Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in Chartered / Cost Accountants / Company Secretary (ACS).
  • Candidates should hold a two-year full-time PGDM Diploma in Management / MBA Qualification from institutions recognised by the Government of India / UGC are eligible to apply for this post.
  • For SC/ST/ PWD students who must possess a master’s degree with an aggregate of at least 45% marks or have a postgraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised university are eligible to apply for this post.

Essential Experience Required for the post of Manager of NABARD Grade B

  • Candidates must have a minimum of three years full-time experience (02 years for SC/ST) as an Officer in Commercial / Cooperative / Regional rural Banks/ Corporates /Non-Banking Finance Companies.
  • SC/ST/ PWD students who must possess a master’s degree with an aggregate of at least 55% marks or have a postgraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised university are eligible to apply for this post.
Exam Pattern

The NABARD Grade B 2022 Prelims exam pattern

Sections Marks Time
English 40 2 Hours
Reasoning 20
Quantitative Aptitude 20
General Awareness 20
Economic Issues 20
Agriculture and Rural Development 40
Total 200

NABARD Grade B Mains Exam Pattern 2022

The candidates after qualifying the cutoff marks in the NABARD Preliminary Exam are further shortlisted for the next mains level. The mains exam is a computer-based exam that is to be completed within 6 hours.

The table further explains the NABARD Grade B Mains exam pattern.

Paper Paper Type Total Marks Time
General English Descriptive 100 90 minutes
Economic & Social Issues MCQ 100 90 minutes
Agricultural & Rural Development MCQ 100 90 minutes
Development Economics, Statistics, Finance, and Management MCQ 100 90 minutes

NABARD Grade B 2022 Interview Round

After qualifying for the Mains Exam, candidates will have to appear in a Personal Interview Round which consists of 30 minutes. The final selection will be based on the merit list prepared by the marks obtained in the Main Exam and Interview Round.

Subjects Topics
General Awareness
  • Current Affairs (National and International)
  • Budget
  • Awards & Honours
  • International and National Organizations
  • Important days
  • Books and Authors
  • Sports
  • Countries and Capitals
  • Science- Inventions & Discoveries
  • Error Spotting
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Synonyms
  • Passages
  • Idioms & Phrases
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Data Interpretation
  • Inequalities
  • Number Series
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Data Sufficiency
  • HCF & LCM
  • Profit and Loss
  • SI & CI
  • Problems on Age
  • Time & Work
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Probability, Permutation and Combination
  • Mensuration
  • Average
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Direction
  • Blood Relations
  • Syllogisms
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Inequalities
  • Alpha-Numeric symbol series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Number and System Conversions
  • Logical Reasoning
Computer Knowledge
  • Computer Languages
  • Basic Hardware & Software
  • History of Computer
  • Devices
  • Virus & Hacking
  • MS Office
  • Networking
  • DBMS

NABARD Syllabus of Economic and Social Issues

  • Nature of Indian Economy
  • Structural and Institutional Features
  • Economic Underdevelopment
  • Opening up the Indian Economy
  • Globalization
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Privatization
  • Inflation
  • Poverty alleviation and employment generation in India
  • Measurement of Poverty
  • Population Trends
  • Population Growth & Economic Development
  • Population Policy in India
  • Agriculture- Characteristics/ Status
  • Technical and Institutional changes in agriculture
  • Agricultural Performance
  • Issues in Food Security in India
  • Non-institutional and institutional agencies in rural credit
  • Industrial and Labor Policy
  • Industrial Performance
  • Regional imbalance in India’s industrial development
  • Rural banking and financial institutions in India
  • Reforms in Banking/Financial sector
  • Globalization of Economy
  • Role of International Funding Institution
  • IMF &World Bank
  • WTO
  • Regional Economic Cooperation
  • Multiculturalism
  • Social Justice
  • Positive discrimination in favour of the underprivileged

NABARD Syllabus of Agriculture and Rural Development

  • Agriculture
  • Agronomy
  • Factors affecting crop production
  • Agro Climatic Zones
  • Cropping Systems
  • Problems of dry land
  • Meteorology
  • Precision Farming
  • Organic farming
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Water Resource
  • Farm and Agri Engineering
  • Plantation & Horticulture
  • Animal Husbandry
  • poultry industry
  • Fisheries
  • Forestry
  • Agriculture Extensions
  • Ecology and Climate Change
  • Ecology and Climate Change
  • The scenario of Indian Agriculture

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