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NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2022

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Examination Pattern NABARD Grade -A Exam 2022

The Nabard Recruitment 2022 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

Since the Nabard Recruitment 2022 vacancies are earmarked discipline-wise, merit list of candidates for each stage of Nabard Recruitment 2022 will be prepared discipline-wise

The Nabard Recruitment 2022 selection will be in three Phases as furnished below:

NABARD Recruitment 2022 : Phase I - Preliminary Examination

  • Grade ‘A’ – RDBS, Rajbhasha and Legal Service ( common for all )
  • Objective Type: MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) 
  • Duration: 120 Minutes Composite Time
  • Total Marks : 200

Nabard Recruitment 2022 Subjects

Nabard Recruitment 2022 Marks
Test of Reasoning 20 marks

English Language

30 marks
Computer Knowledge 20 marks
General Awareness 20 marks
Quantitative Aptitude 20 marks
Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) 40 marks
Decision Making  10 marks
Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) 40  marks
Total 200 Marks


NABARD Recruitment 2022 : Phase II - Mains Examination


Grade A

Type of Paper

Total Questions

Total Marks



Paper I

General English

Online Descriptive



90 Minutes

Descriptive Answers to be typed using keyboard

Paper II

Economic and Social Issues




30 minutes



Descriptive Type

6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each]


90 Minutes


Answers to be typed using keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)

NABARD Recruitment 2022 :Phase III - Interview

  • Applicants qualifying in the Nabard Recruitment 2021 Phase-II – Main Examination and securing sufficiently high rank in merit shall be short-listed for interview. 
  • Interview  - 50 Marks
  • 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.


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