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The National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) is soon going to release the NABARD Grade A 2021 notification in coming days. Last year 154 vacancies were released by NABARD for Grade A posts.

Every year, NABARD conducts a common NABARD Grade-A Recruitment Examination for recruiting "Assistant Managers" in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) of NABARD and has the responsibility for boosting the rural economy.

NABARD Grade A 2021: Overview

Official Website
Exam Conducting Body NABARD
Post Name Grade A Assistant Manager
Notification Release Date Will be Released Soon
Last Date to Apply To Be Announced soon
Mains Admit Card Release Date To Be Announced
Mains Exam Date To Be Announced
Mains Result Date To Be Announced
Mode of Exam Online

Exam Pattern

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2021

NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Pattern:

The Prelims exam of NABARD Grade A will consist of an objective type MCQ of 200 marks; that needs to be completed in a composite time of 120 minutes.

Sr. No. Section/Topic Total Marks Duration of Exam
1. Quantitative Aptitude 20 A composite time of 2 hours (120 minutes)
2. Reasoning 20
3. English Language 40
4. Computer Knowledge 20
5. General Awareness 20
6. Economic and Social Issues 40
7. Agriculture and Rural Development 40
Total 200
NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Pattern:
Topic/Section Nature Total Marks Time
Paper I: General English Descriptive 100 1 ½ hour
Paper-II: For General Post Economic & SocialIssues & Agri.& Rural Development MCQ 100 1 ½ hour
Paper-II: For all other posts Related to thediscipline of the post MCQ 100 1 ½ hour

Note: There would be 1/4th negative marking (0.25 marks) for every wrong answer marked. Also, a sectional cut-off shall be applicable along with the total cut-off.

NABARD Grade A 2021 Interview Round:

Candidates securing sufficiently high ranks in the above exams (Pre & Mains), will have to appear for the Interview Round. The Final Merit List will comprise the marks obtained in Mains Exam and Interview Round (which will have a weightage of 25 marks). Candidates qualifying both Mains & Interview round shall be recruited for the post of NABARD Grade A Assistant Manager.

Exam Date

NABARD Grade A 2021 Exam Date

The Exam dates of NABARD Grade A exam 2021 are yet to be announced. The same shall be updated once the official notification for session 2021 is released.

Event Name Dates
Online Application Start Date To Be Announced Soon
Online Application End Date To Be Announced Soon
Prelims Exam Date To Be Announced Soon
Admit Card Release Date To Be Announced Soon
NABARD Grade A Exam Date (Mains) To Be Announced Soon
NABARD Grade A Interview To Be Announced Soon

How To Apply

NABARD Grade A Apply Online 2021

  • Step 1: Once the Application process begins, visit the link for NABARD Grade A 2021 apply online on its official website.
  • Step 2: Completely fill in all the details and a provisional registration number and password will be generated.
  • Step 3: Then Register yourself by confirming OTP received on the registered phone number and/or email.
  • Step 4: Now, login and complete the online form & fill all the personal and educational details as required.
  • Step 5: Now, upload your photo and signature of the required size & Submit the form.
  • Step 6: Now pay the required Application Fees as per applicability & save the final draft for future use.

NABARD Grade A 2021 Application Fee

The fee structure for the post of NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2021 is yet to be announced, however, to get an idea of the Application Fees, let us look into the Application Fees of 2020:

Category Application Fee Intimation charges etc. Total
General/OBC Rs650 Rs150 Rs800
SC/ST/ PWBD Nil Rs150 Rs150

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021

The expected NABARD Grade A 2021 syllabus consists of below topics:

Reasoning: This section includes Syllogism, Seating Arrangement, Puzzle, Input-Output, Inequality, Data Sufficiency, Coding-Decoding, Series completion, Input-Output, Blood relations, Order and Ranking, Miscellaneous

General English: Reading Comprehension, Spotting Error, Fill in the blank, Cloze test, Para-Jumbles, Sentence Improvement, Sentence Connectors, One word out, Fillers- Single/ Double, Idioms and Phrases, Vocabulary based questions.

General Awareness: Current Affairs – National & International, Sports, Knowledge of Current Events, Countries & Capitals, General Politics, Current Affairs (Agriculture Focused), Banking Awareness and Economy (Agriculture Focused), Agricultural Insurance, Important people in the news, News, Appointments, etc.

Quantitative Aptitude: Number Series, Simplification/ Approximation, Data Interpretation, Quadratic Equations, Profit & Loss, SI & CI Interest, Problems on Ages, Mensuration, Data Sufficiency, Partnerships & Discounts, Ratio, and Proportion, Percentage, etc.

Computer Knowledge:History of computer & generations, Abbreviations, Shortcuts, Networking, Input-output devices, DBMS, MS Office, Internet, Computer Terminology, Operating system, etc.

Economic and Social Issues:Opening up the Indian Economy, Globalisation, Economic, Reforms in India– Privatisation, Inflation, Employment Generation in India – Rural and Urban, Measurement of Poverty – Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government, Nature of Indian Economy, Structural and Institutional features, Economic underdevelopment, Population Trends – Population, Growth and Economic Development – Population Policy in India, Agriculture Industry, Rural banking and financial institutions in India, Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector, Globalisation of Economy, Social Structure in India, Education, Social Justice.

Agriculture and Rural Development:Agriculture, Agronomy, Classification of field crops, Factors affecting crop production, Agro-Climatic Zones, Cropping Systems, 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, Present Scenario of Indian, Agriculture and Allied activities, Rural Development, Rural population in India, Panchayati Raj Institutions.

NABARD Grade A Cutoff: Previous Year Cut offs

The NABARD Grade A 2021 cut-off shall be released once all the phases of examination get completed.

For comparison purpose, candidates may look into the previous year’s cut of Marks for NABARD Grade A Assistant Manager Exam.

NABARD Grade A Cut off 2016

AssistantManager Grade A (200 Marks) 112.5 99.25 95 81.5 65.75 88.25 84.75
ManagerGrade B (200 Marks) 112 109.25 104.75 99.25 --- --- ---

NABARD Grade A Cut off 2015

AssistantManager Grade A (200 Marks) 116 102 99 91 61 95 65


NABARD Grade A Vacancy 2021

The notification along with official NABARD Grade A 2021 vacancy list for the year 2021 has not been released yet. However last year, in 2020, a total of 154 vacancies were released for the various posts under NABARD Grade A. The details of previous year vacancies are tabulated below:

S. No Post Name Total Vacancies
1 AssistantManager (RDBS)-General 69
2 AssistantManager (RDBS)-General Agriculture 4
3 AssistantManager (RDBS)-Agriculture Engineering 3
4 AssistantManager (RDBS)-Food/ Dairy Processing 3
5 AssistantManager (RDBS)-Land Development – Soil Science 3
6 AssistantManager (RDBS)-Environmental Engg/Sciences 4
7 AssistantManager (RDBS)-Agriculture Marketing/Agri
business Management
8 AssistantManager (RDBS)-Geo Informatics 2
9 AssistantManager (RDBS)-Agriculture Economics/Economics 5
10 AssistantManager (RDBS)-Information Technology 12
11 AssistantManager (RDBS)-Chartered Accountant 8
12 AssistantManager (RDBS)-Company Secretary 3
13 AssistantManager (RDBS)-Finance 16
14 AssistantManager (RDBS)-Human Resource Management 3
15 AssistantManager (RDBS)-Statistics 2
16 AssistantManager (Rajbhasha) 8
17 AssistantManager (Legal) 3
18 NABARDAssistant Manager in Grade A (Protocol & Security Service) 4
Total 154

NABARD Grade A Salary & Job Profile

NABARD Grade A Salary 2021

The NABARD Grade A Officer Salary has a Pay-scale:


The Basic Pay of an Assistant Manager is Rs 28150/- per month. Along with this the Salary also comprises of additional allowances such as-

Dearness Allowance,
Local Compensatory Allowance,
House Rent Allowance,
Grade Allowance
Medical Allowance
Leave Fare Concession Travel (LFC)
Bank Loan Facility

Hence, the Initial Monthly Gross Salary of a NABARD Grade A Officer becomes Rs. 60,000/-

NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2021: Job Profile

A NABARD Grade A Assistant Manager is responsible for undertaking below mentioned tasks:

1. To work under the assigned Manager and handling all clerical tasks assigned to him by CGM (Chief General Manager).

2. To deal with policy drafting about Agriculture & Rural development of various Central and State Government programs.

3. Actively participating in all the activities in rural areas in Association with Banking Industry and the State Government as and when required.

NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria 2021

The Eligibility Criteria for the year 2021 is yet to be announced along with the latest notification of NABARD Grade A 2021, which is expected to be released in coming days.

As per the previous year notification, the NABARD Grade A 2021 Eligibility Criteria for Bank Grade A Officer will be:

NABARD Grade A Age Limit:

Minimum: 21 Years

Maximum: 30 Years

Age Relaxation:

OBC applicants shall be eligible for 03 years relaxation,
SC and ST candidates shall be eligible for a maximum of 05 years relaxation.

Educational Qualification

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 PhD.
OR Chartered Accountant /Cost Accountant / Company Secretary with a Bachelor’s degree
OR Two-year full-time P.G. Diploma in Management / full-time MBA degree from Institutions recognized by GOI / UGC with a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline.