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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    NABARD Recruitment
  • Mode of Conduction
    online
  • Exam Duration
    Prelims: 2 hours Mains: Paper I is 1 hour 30 minutes and Paper II is 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Official Website
    www.nabard.org
  • Total Marks
    Prelims: 200 Mains: 200
  • Total No. of Questions
    Prelims: 200
  • Marking Scheme
    0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    January 2022
  • Start of Registration Process
    January 2022
  • End of Registration Process
    February 2022
  • Declaration of Result
    to be announced
  • Exam Date
    Prelims: February 2022 Mains: September 2022
Eligibilty Criteria

NABARD Educational Qualification 2022

The details are given below:

Posts Educational qualification
Information technology Bachelor’s Degree or a postgraduate degree in Information Technology/ Computer Technology/ Computer Science/ Computer Applications with at least 50% marks (Relaxation of 5% will be provided for SC/ST/PWD applicants) in aggregate from a recognized institute/ organization
Agriculture Engineering Bachelor’s or Postgraduate Degree in Agriculture with at least 50% marks (Relaxation of 5% will be provided for SC/ST/PWD applicants) in aggregate from any recognized University/Institution.
General Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree with at least 50% marks (Relaxation of 5% will be provided for SC/ST/PWD applicants) in aggregate in any discipline from a recognized Institute/University. OR, Ph.D./ CA/CS/CWA with a bachelor’s degree. OR 2-year full-time MBA degree/ full-time MBA from an Institute recognized by Government of India / UGC along with a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline.
General Agriculture Bachelor’s or a Postgraduate Degree in Agriculture with at least 50% marks (Relaxation of 5% will be provided for SC/ST/PWD applicants) in aggregate from any recognized University.
Food Processing Bachelor’s degree / Bachelor in Engineering/ Bachelor or Postgraduate in Technology in Food Processing /Food Technology/ with at least 50% marks (Relaxation of 5% will be provided for SC/ST/PWD applicants) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.
Land Development Soil Science Bachelor’s or Postgraduate Degree in Agriculture/Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) from a recognized university with at least 50% marks (Relaxation of 5% will be provided for SC/ST/PWD applicants) in aggregate.
Agriculture Engineering Bachelor’s or Postgraduate Degree in Agriculture with at least 50% marks (Relaxation of 5% will be provided for SC/ST/PWD applicants) in aggregate from any recognized University.
Agriculture marketing/ Agribusiness Management Bachelor’s or Postgraduate Degree or Diploma in Agriculture Business Management/Agriculture Marketing with at least 50% marks (Relaxation of 5% will be provided for SC/ST/PWD applicants) in aggregate from a recognized University / Institution.
Environment Bachelor’s or Postgraduate degree with Environmental Engineering/Environmental Science as a subject with at least 50% marks (Relaxation of 5% will be provided for SC/ST/PWD applicants) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.
Chartered Accountant Graduation in any discipline from a recognized Institute/ University along with Membership of ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India). The Membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India must have been received on or before 01-01-2022.
Geo Informatics B Tech/BE/Bs.C./M.Tech/M.E./Ms.C. degree in Geo-Informatics with a minimum of 50% marks (Relaxation of 5% will be provided for SC/ST/PWD applicants) in aggregate from a recognized university/ institute.
Statistics Bachelor’s or Postgraduate Degree in Statistics from a recognized institute/ university with at least 50% marks (Relaxation of 5% will be provided for SC/ST/PWD applicants) in aggregate.
Agricultural Economics/ Economics Postgraduate or Bachelor’s Degree with Agriculture Economics/Economics with at least 50% marks (Relaxation of 5% will be provided for SC/ST/PWD applicants) in aggregate from a recognized university/ institute.
Company Secretary Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with Associate membership of ICSI(Institute of Company Secretaries of India ). The Membership of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India must have been received on or before 01-01-2022.
Human Resource Management Postgraduate or Bachelor’s degree such as BBM (Human Resource Management)/ BBA (Human Resource Management)/BMS (Human Resource Management) / full-time MBA/ with at least 50% marks (Relaxation of 5% will be provided for SC/ST/PWD applicants) from recognized Institute/ University.
Finance Bachelor OR Postgraduate degree such as BMS (Finance/Banking)/ BBA (Finance/Banking) /MBA/ Financial and Investment Analysis with at least 50% marks (Relaxation of 5% will be provided for SC/ST/PWD applicants) in aggregate from University/Institute recognized by Government of India / UGC.
Assistant Manager Grade A (Rajbhasha)
  • Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university in English or Hindi medium with Hindi and English as a compulsory or elective subject with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/ST/PWD applicants – 55%) or equivalent in aggregate, AND
  • PG Diploma in Translation (minimum one year) in Hindi to English and vice-versa from any recognized University.
Assistant Manager (Protocol & Security Service) He / She should be an Officer with a minimum of five years of Commissioned Service in the Army/Navy/Air Force holding a valid Ex-Serviceman identity card.

NABARD Age Limit 2022

The minimum age on January 1, 2022, should be 21 years and the maximum should be 30 years. That means, the aspirant had not been born before January 02, 1990, and not after January 01, 1999. The age relaxation will be applicable as per the norms of NABARD officials as follows:

Category Age Relaxation
OBC 3 Years
ST/SC/ Ex-serviceman 5 Years
PwD in General 10 years
PwD in OBC 13 Years
PwD IN SC/ST 15 years
Exam Pattern

NABARD Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

The details are provided below:

Subjects No. of Question Marks
Reasoning ability 20 20
Quantitative Aptitude 20 20
Computer Knowledge 20 20
General Awareness 20 20
English language 40 40
Economic and social issues 40 40
Agriculture & Rural Development 40 40
Total Marks 200 200
  • This prelims exam is an MCQ-based online paper.
  • The nature of this exam is qualifying.
  • The total duration of this exam is 2 hours.
  • 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • The aspirants who clear the sectional and overall cutoff will appear for the NABARD Mains exam.
  • The main exam selection calling ratio after the prelims is 1:25.
  • The aspirants can get the selection to appear in Mains if they pass the Merit qualifying subjects.

NABARD Mains Exam Pattern 2022

The details are provided below:

Paper Subjects Maximum marks
Paper - 1 General English 100
Paper - 2 Economic & social issues, and Agricultural & rural development 100
Paper - 3 Development economics, statistics, finance & management 100
  • Paper I (General English) is a descriptive type exam common for all.
  • The duration of Paper I is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • Paper-II is different from the various general posts & other posts.
  • Paper-II has the same duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • 25% negative marking for every wrong answer.
  • The aspirants who clear the mains are eligible for the interview round.
Syllabus

NABARD Prelims Syllabus 2022

The detailed syllabus is provided below:

Also, check NABARD Grade B Syllabus here.

Subjects Topics
Reasoning Ability Statement-based questions (Verbal reasoning), Syllogism, Inequality, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, Data sufficiency, Blood relations, Puzzles & Seating arrangement, Miscellaneous Question
Quantitative Aptitude Number Series Simplification/ Approximation Data Interpretations Quadratic Equations Arithmetic Questions, Mathematical Inequalities, Data Sufficiency, Quantity Comparisons,
Computer Knowledge History of computer & generations, Shortcut Keys. Networking, Input-output devices, DBMS, MS Office Internet.
General Awareness Current Affairs related to Banking, Economy, and Insurance. Awards, Honors, Sports, New schemes, National and International News, Latest Developments in science and technology.
English language Spotting the errors, Sentence improvement, Cloze test, Para Jumbles, Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Sentence rearrangement, New pattern questions
Economic and social issues Nature of Indian economy, Structural and Institutional Features, Economic underdevelopment, Indian economy, Globalization economic, Reforms in India- Privatization, Inflation, Employment Generation in India- Rural and Urban, Measurement of poverty, Population trends, Agriculture industry, Rural banking and financial institution in India, Reforms in Banking/ Financial Sector, Education, Social structure in India, Social justice.
Agriculture & Rural Development Agriculture, Agronomy, Classification of field crops, Factors affecting crop production, Agro-Climatic Zones, Cropping system, Problems of dryland agriculture, Seed production, Seed processing, Seed village, Meteorology, Soil and Water conservation, Water Resource, Farm and Agri Engineering, Plantation & Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Forestry, Ecology and climate change, Rural Development, Rural population in India, Panchayati Raj institution.

NABARD Mains Syllabus 2022

The detailed syllabus is provided below:

Subjects Topics
General English To check the analytical and drafting skills of the aspirants, assessed through this paper comprising, essay writing, comprehension, report writing & letter writing
Economic & social issues, and Agricultural & rural development Objective and Descriptive question comes as per the specified post.
Development economics, statistics, finance & management The syllabus varied as per different posts.

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