About NABARD Grade A – Assistant Managers 2021-22 Exams
NABARD – National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development is the Apex Body looking after the development and growth of Agriculture in India. It’s primary function is to look after all the Agricultural Finance related issues with respect to the development of Indian Agriculture. The NABARD Development assistant recruitment is conducted by NABARD to hire young individuals at assistant level to perform the various functions of NABARD. It is one of the most awaited recruitment drives in India.
NABARD stands for National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, an apex regulatory body, wholly owned by the government of India, conducting various recruitments throughout the year. NABARD Grade A is an officer level assistant manager post released under various disciplines which are Protocol & Security Service (P&SS) and Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS)/ Rajbasha service/ Legal Service.
NABARD Grade A Exams are conducted for various posts under Assistant Manager Recruitment in NABARD
1. Assistant Manager in Grade A (Rural Development Banking Service)
2. Assistant Manager in Grade A (Rajbhasha Service)
3. Assistant Manager in Grade A (Legal Service)
4. Assistant Manager in Grade A (Protocol & Security Service)
NABARD Grade A exams Eligibility Criteria
NABARD Grade A eligibility criterion is an essential step to know before applying for the NABARD 2021 exam The standards of NABARD Grade A eligibility criteria are determined by the official authorities of NABARD. Every candidate who is interested to participate in the recruitment process has to fulfill the entire NABARD Grade A eligibility criteria 2021
NABARD Exam Eligibility
There are three major criteria for NABARD Grade A they are as follows:
- Educational Qualification
- Age Limit
I. NABARD Grade A Nationality Criteria
The nationality criteria for the NABARD Grade A recruitment is the first stage of eligibility criteria. The candidate who wishes to apply for the NABARD Grade A exam must be either a
(i) Citizen of India or
(ii) A subject of Nepal or
(iii) A subject of Bhutan or
(iv) A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
(v) A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania
(vi) Migrated students need to read the details provided by NABARD through the brochure.
- ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Educational Qualification (as on 01-01-2020)
- A candidate can apply for Assistant Manager (RDBS/Rajbhasha/Legal) under only one option from among the options given at in Table-1. It is clarified that candidate applying for Asst. Manager (RDBS) – General cannot apply for another discipline and vice versa. Similarly, candidates applying for Asst. Manager (Rajbhasha/Legal) cannot apply for Asst. Manager (RDBS) and vice versa.
- The candidate can apply only for ONE Post/Discipline of his / her choice. In case of multiple applications across or within disciplines for Grade A (RDBS), only the last application submitted will be considered valid and fee against all other applications will be forfeited.
- PWBD candidates applying against Unreserved (UR) posts will not be eligible for relaxation in percentage in Educational Qualification. They may, however, be eligible for relaxation in Age and Fee.
- The candidate must possess the required educational qualification as on 01-01-2020. The result of final term / semester/ year examination of the required educational qualification must have been declared on or before 01-01-2020. In other words, candidates whose final year/semester results have been declared on or after 02-01-2020 are not eligible to apply. Bachelor’s Degree in a particular discipline means that the candidate must have studied that discipline as main subject in all the semesters / years of respective degree course and it must be mentioned in the Degree Certificate issued by the University/Institute.
(A) Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RURAL DEVELOPMENT BANKING SERVICE) (RDBS)
- Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or
- Post Graduate degree with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or Ph.D. OR Chartered Accountant /Cost Accountant / Company Secretary with Bachelor’s degree OR Two year full time P.G. Diploma in Management / full time MBA degree from Institutions recognized by GOI / UGC with Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline.
- General Agriculture:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with 50% marks (ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or
- Post Graduate degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with a minimum of 50% marks (ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized University / Institution.
iii. Agriculture Engineering:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Engineering with 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants -45%) in aggregate or
- Post graduate degree in Agriculture Engineering with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognised University /Institution.
- Food/Dairy Processing:
- Bachelor’s degree in Food Processing /Food Technology/ Dairy Sciences and /or Dairy Technology with 50% marks (ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or
- Post graduate degree in Food Processing /Food Technology/ Dairy Sciences and /or Dairy Technology with 50% marks (ST/PWBD applicants – 45%)in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.
- Land Development-Soil Science:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or
- Post Graduate degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognised University /Institution.
- Environmental Engg/Sciences :
- Bachelor’s degree with Environmental Science / Environmental Engineering with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or
- Post graduate degree in Environmental Engineering or Environmental Science with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.
vii. Agriculture marketing/Agribusiness Management:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Marketing/ Agriculture Business Management with 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or
- Two years full time Post Graduate Degree/ Post Graduate Diploma/MBA in Agriculture Marketing/ Agriculture Business Management with a minimum of 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized University / Institution.
viii. Geo Informatics:
- BE/B.Tech/BSC degree in Geo informatics with 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or
- ME/M.Tech/MSC degree in Geo informatics with a minimum of 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized university.
- Agricultural Economics/Economics:
- Bachelor’s Degree with Economics/Agriculture Economics with 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or
- Post Graduate degree in Economics/Agriculture Economics with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized university. %) in aggregate.
- Information Technology:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer Applications/Information Technology with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate or
- A post graduate degree Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer Applications/Information Technology with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate from a recognised university.
- Chartered Accountant:
- Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Institution with Membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The Membership of ICAI must have been obtained on or before 01-01-2020.
xii. Company Secretary:
- Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with Associate membership of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). The Membership of ICSI must have been obtained on or before 01-01-2020.
- BBA (Finance/Banking) / BMS (Finance/Banking) with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) OR
- Two years full time P.G. Diploma in Management (Finance) / Full time MBA (Finance) degree from Institutions / Universities recognised by GoI/UGC OR Bachelor of Financial and Investment Analysis with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%)
xiv. Human Resource Management:
- BBA (Human Resource Management)/ BBM (Human Resource Management)/ BMS (Human Resource Management) with 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) OR
- Two years full time P.G. Diploma in Management in HRM/HR / Full time MBA degree in HRM/ HR from recognised University / Institute.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics with 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Statistics with a minimum of 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized university
For the post of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RAJBHASHA)
- Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised university in English/Hindi medium with Hindi and English as a compulsory or elective subject with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWBD) in the aggregate OR
- Bachelor’s Degree with Hindi and English as main subjects with a minimum of 50% marks (pass marks for SC/ST/PWBD) in the aggregate. Candidate must be able to translate from English to Hindi and vice/versa.
- OR Post Graduate Degree from a recognised university in Hindi with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWBD) in the aggregate and English as a compulsory/elective subject at Graduation level OR
- Post Graduate Degree in English with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWBD) and Hindi as a main subject at Graduation level. Candidate must be able to translate from English to Hindi and vice/versa.
For the post of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (LEGAL SERVICE)
- Bachelor’s Degree in Law recognized by Bar council of India for the purpose of enrolment as an Advocate with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST applicants – 45%) or
- equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters/years OR LLM Degree with a minimum of 45% (SC/ST applicants – 40%) or equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters/years.
Note: (i) For PWBD candidates, minimum required marks shall be 50% in Bachelor’s Degree in Law in the Aggregate of all semesters/years OR LLM degree with a minimum of 45% or equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters/years
NABARD Grade A Age Limit Criteria
- Minimum Age: 21 years
- Maximum Age: 30 years
Relaxation in the Upper Age Limit: Upper age limit will be relaxed as under:
SELECTION PROCEDURE A. The selection will be in three Phases as furnished below:
NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern
The NABARD syllabus helps candidates in understanding the different topics under the syllabus for phase I, Phase II & Phase III exams. It will help in acknowledging the overview of topics. NABARD Exam Pattern 2021 is divided into three phases:
- Phase I – Preliminary Exam: Online Objective Test (MCQs)
- Phase II – Main Exam: Online Objective (MCQs) & Online Descriptive Test
- Phase III – Interview
NABARD Grade ‘A’ – RDBS, Rajbhasha and Legal Service
Stage 1 – Preliminary examination – Objective Type: MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)
NABARD Grade A Phase II – Mains Examination – Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive pattern.
Paper-I- General English:
- (Descriptive – writing skills – online through key board).
- The paper will have descriptive questions. Duration: 1 ½ hrs – 100 marks
(Common for Grade ‘A’ – RDBS, Rajbhasha and Legal)
- I) For Grade A (RDBS):
- General Discipline – Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)
- ii) Specialized Discipline – : Paper on related discipline
Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Marks
- II) For Grade A Rajbhasha:
- The Paper will have multiple choice questions. Duration: 1 ½ hrs – 100 marks
- Proficiency in Hindi including Translation from English to Hindi and Vice versa. The analytical and drafting ability of the candidate shall also be assessed from the descriptive paper.
III) For Grade A (Legal Services):
- The paper will have multiple choice questions. Duration: 1 ½ hrs – 100 marks
The paper will be based on proficiency in interpreting various Laws viz., Banking, Negotiable Instruments, Company, Industrial and Cooperative Laws, Cyber laws, Commerce/Property transactions, Rural non-life insurance, direct financing, staff matters and good experience in drafting various types of documents.
NABARD Grade A Phase III – Interview
- Applicants qualifying in the Phase-II – Main Examination and securing sufficiently high rank in merit shall be short-listed for interview.
- Interview – 25 Marks
Overview of the examination –
- The Preliminary Examination is only qualifying in nature and is meant to serve as a screening test.
- Candidates who qualify and rank sufficiently high as decided by NABARD, shall be called for appearing at the Main Examination. The calling ratio for Main Exam shall be 1:25.
- There will be penalty for wrong answers marked by the candidate. For every wrong answer marked,
- 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty in Phase-I and Phase-II, both.
- Cut-offs in Phase-I and Phase-II may be applied in two stages:
(i) On scores in individual tests,
(ii) On Total Score
- Only such candidates who score the minimum cut off marks or above in the Main Examination will be shortlisted for interview. The calling ratio for Interview shall be 1:5.
The final selection and ranking of the applicants for the post of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS/Rajbhasha/Legal) will be based on their performance in the Phase-II Main Examination and Interview, taken together. In case of candidates securing same marks, their ranking will be decided as under:
- Amongst the candidates having equal marks in total (Main examination + interview taken together), the candidate with higher marks in Main Examination will be ranked higher.
- In case of having equal marks in Main Examination, candidate with higher qualification or in case of similar qualification, candidate with higher marks in graduation will be ranked higher. In case of further tie-up, the candidate senior in age will be ranked higher
- Negative Marking: There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests in both the phases. 1/4th marks will be deducted as a penalty for each wrong answer.
NABARD Grade A Examination Phase II SYLLABUS
Illustrative syllabus for Phase II (Main Examination) may be as furnished below:
For Grade A ( RDBS) (All Disciplines from (i) to (xv) in Table 1 and Grade A (Rajbhasha & Legal)
1) Paper I – English: Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence. The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expressions and understanding the topic.
For Grade A (RDBS) (General Discipline)
2) Paper II – Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development
Economic & Social Issues:
- Nature of Indian Economy –
- Structural and Institutional features –
- Economic underdevelopment –
- Opening up the Indian Economy –
- Globalisation –
- Economic Reforms in India –
- Inflation –
- Trends in Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual Income.
- Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India –
- Rural and Urban – Measurement of Poverty – Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government. Population Trends – Population Growth and Economic Development –
- Population Policy in India. Agriculture – Characteristics / Status – Technical and Institutional changes in Indian Agriculture – Agricultural performance – Issues in Food Security in India –
- Non Institutional and Institutional Agencies in rural credit. Industry – Industrial and Labour Policy – Industrial performance – Regional Imbalance in India’s Industrial Development – Public Sector Enterprises. Rural banking and financial institutions in India – Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector. Globalisation of Economy –
- Role of International Funding Institutions – IMF & World Bank – WTO – Regional Economic Co-operation. Social Structure in India – Multiculturalism – Demographic trends – Urbanisation and Migration –
- Gender Issues Joint family system – Social Infrastructure – Education – Health and Environment. Education – Status & System of Education – Socio -Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy –
- Educational relevance and educational wastage – Educational Policy for India. Social Justice:
- Problems of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes – socio-economic programmes for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other backward classes. Positive Discrimination in favour of the under privileged – Social Movements – Indian Political Systems –
- Human Development. Current Economic & Social Issues. Agriculture & Rural Development:
- Agriculture: definition, meaning and its branches, Agronomy: definition, meaning and scope of agronomy. Classification of field crops. Factors affecting on crop production, Agro Climatic Zones; Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems. Problems of dry land agriculture; Seed production, seed processing, seed village; Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory; Precision Farming, System of Crop Intensification, organic farming;
- Soil and Water Conservation :
Major soil types, soil fertility, fertilisers, soil erosion, soil conservation, watershed management;
- b) Water Resource:
Irrigation Management: types of irrigation, sources of irrigation, crop-water requirement, command area development, water conservation techniques, micro-irrigation, irrigation pumps, major, medium and minor irrigation.
- c) Farm and Agri Engineering :
Farm Machinery and Power, Sources of power on the farm- human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass, bio fuels, water harvesting structures, farm ponds, watershed management, Agro Processing, Controlled and modified storage, perishable food storage, godowns, bins and grain silos.
- d) Plantation & Horticulture:
Definition, meaning and its branches. Agronomic practices and production technology of various plantation and horticulture crops. Post-harvest management, value and supply chain management of Plantation and Horticulture crops.
- e) Animal Husbandry:
Farm animals and their role in Indian economy, Animal husbandry methods in India, common terms pertaining to different species of livestock, Utility classification of breeds of cattle. Introduction to common feeds and fodders, their classification and utility.
Introduction to poultry industry in India (past, present and future status), Common terms pertaining to poultry production and management. Concept of mixed farming and its relevance to socio-economic conditions of farmers in India. Complimentary and obligatory nature of livestock and poultry production with that of agricultural farming.
- f) Fisheries:
Fisheries resources, management and exploitation – freshwater, brackish water and marine; Aquaculture- Inland and marine; biotechnology; post-harvest technology. Importance of fisheries in India. Common terms pertaining to fish production.
- g) Forestry:
Basic concepts of Forest and Forestry. Principles of silviculture, forest mensuration, forest management and forest economics. Concepts of social forestry, agroforestry, joint forest management. Forest policy and legislation in India, India State of Forest Report 2015. Recent developments under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
- h) Agriculture Extensions:
Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programmes, Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s (KVK) in dissemination of Agricultural technologies.
- i) Ecology and Climate Change:
Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, their sustainable management and conservation. Causes of climate change, Green House Gases (GHG), major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis, distinguish between adaptation and mitigation, climate change impact to agriculture and rural livelihood, carbon credit, IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings, funding mechanisms for climate change projects, initiatives by Govt of India, NAPCC, SAPCC, INDC.
- j) Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities;
recent trends, major challenges in agriculture measures to enhance viability of agriculture. Factors of Production in agriculture; Agricultural Finance and Marketing; Impact of
Globalization on Indian Agriculture and issues of Food Security; Concept and Types of Farm Management.
Rural Development: Concept of Rural Area, Structure of the Indian Rural EconomyImportance and role of the rural sector in India- Economic, Social and Demographic Characteristics of the Indian rural economy, causes of Rural Backwardness. Rural population in India; Occupational structure, Farmers, Agricultural Labourers, Artisans, Handicrafts, Traders, Forest dwellers/tribes and others in rural India- Trends of change in rural population and rural work force; problems and conditions of rural labour; Issues and challenges in Handlooms Panchayati Raj Institutions – Functions and Working. MGNREGA, NRLM – Aajeevika, Rural Drinking water Programmes, Swachh Bharat, Rural Housing, PURA and other rural development programmes.
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Himalai NABARD classes Features
- Complete syllabus coverage –
- General awareness and General ability,
- Logical reasoning,
- English comprehension and English language,
- English Grammar
- Computer Literacy
- Inter personality communication skills
And all in regards to complete syllabus coverage as per NABARD Notification
- Personalized strategy based coaching – We understand the requirements of Students and Personalize the Strategies for each student.
- Flexible Learning – Online Live classes or classroom training or both available as preferred by students
- Life Time Validity – We support you till you clear the exams and get into your dreamed services.
- Writing Practice – From the day one we emphasis on the importance of writing, Essay topics and general English comprehensive activates.
- Test Series – Without practice the test series it is nearly impossible to be successful, as the role of regular test will keep up the phase of preparation towards desired results.
- MCQ test – 50+ Objective questions test
- Descriptive – Writing test for Paper 2
- Study materials – we at Himalai understood the importance of simplified and reliable content to understand the right intention of the concepts of the subjects
- Subjective wise
- Chapter wise
- Topic wise
- Current Affairs.
- Class room Training – Hundreds of practice problems, covering all the level of difficulty
- Subject Review – As per the NABARD requirement Essential Maths concepts training.
- Basics and Fundamentals– all the topics will be well Explained for better understanding of the concepts from the basics to crack the questions with ease
- Computer Literacy – Strategies for taking a computer based test
- Time Management training – Managing time during examination is always a challenging, we equip skill through our Test series and analysis
- Analysis Report – we analyze each mock test performance with special AI-Based Analytics and Reschedule the classes for betterment of candidates performance
- Live Practice Sessions – Live sessions are something which are conducted as per the live Examination of NABARD board for Real experience
- Video Lectures and Recorded classes – Abundant set of videos will be available for revisions and revisiting the concepts until you understand better.
- Special classes – as per NABARD exams demands more or less of “High Level Reasoning Tests” and General Knowledge questions too. We organize a very special class for High level reasoning and General knowledge questions.