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NABARD Grade A Examination Scheme 2022

Highlights of NABARD GRADE A 2022 Recruitment 

Name of the recruitment 

Recruitment to the post of Officers in Grade A

Conducted by

National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development

Post name

Recruitment to the post of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS/Rajbhasha) 

Selection process

Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam and Interview

Exam level

National

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam mode

Online

Exam duration

Prelims - 120 minutes

Mains - 1 ½ hrs each for Paper I, II and III

Application fees

Rs 900 for General Category and Rs 150 for SC/ ST/ PWBD

Exam helpdesk number

022-26539895/96/99

Exam website

nabard.org/careers

 

 

Important Dates / Timelines          

NABARD Recruitment 2022 Dates

The dates related to the release of application form, admit card, NABARD notification, fee payment are given below:

Events Dates

Online application process begins

18th July 2022

Last date to apply online

7th August 2022

Prelims exam for NABARD Grade A recruitment 

07 September 2022 (Tentatively)

Mains exam for Grade A

Yet to be announced

 

NABARD Recruitment 2022 Selection Process

The complete selection process of NABARD recruitment is explained below:

Filling the application form

Filling NABARD recruitment application form is the first stage of selection. Candidates need to apply online for the exam. The application fees for Grade A is Rs 800 for General Category and Rs 150 for SC/ST/ PWBD. Those who are applying for General Category need to pay Rs 900 while SC/ST/PWBD candidates need to submit Rs 150 for SC/ ST/ PWBD.

Release of Admit Card

The admit card is released phase-wise. First, NABARD admit card for preliminary exam is released. Candidates qualifying the preliminary exam are issued admit card for the mains exam. Interview call letter is issued to candidates qualifying the mains exam.

Appearing in the online test

The online test is conducted in two phases – preliminary and mains exam. All registered candidates are required to first appear in the preliminary exam. The preliminary exam is conducted for 120 minutes. The test comprises seven sections carrying 200 marks. The mains exam comprises both MCQ and descriptive paper. The test comprises three papers - I is Descriptive Type Paper while Paper II and III is MCQ based. Each paper is held for 1 ½ hrs and for 100 marks. Candidates in the ratio 1:25 will be called for the mains exam. 

Declaration of result

The result is released for preliminary, mains and interview. NABARD recruitment result 2021 is announced online. Candidates can check their results online by logging in with the required credentials.

Interview

The interview is conducted for candidates qualifying in the Phase II exam and secures sufficiently high rank in merit. Candidates in the ratio 1:5 will be called for Interview. The interview is conducted for 40 marks.

Preparation of Merit List

The preliminary exam is qualifying in nature. The merit list is prepared based on the candidates performance in the mains exam and interview. As vacancies are distributed discipline-wise, therefore, the merit list for each stage is prepared discipline-wise.

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2022

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

Paper

Grade A

Type of Paper

Total Questions

Total Marks

Duration

Remarks

Paper I

General English

Online Descriptive

3

100

90 Minutes

Descriptive Answers to be typed using keyboard

Paper II

Economic and Social Issues

Objective

30

50

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]

50

90 Minutes

Descriptive

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  - 25 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.

 

Eligibility for NABARD Grade A Exam 2022

NABARD Grade A  Eligibility Criteria 2022

NABARD Eligibility  for Grade A officers post consists of the following criteria that a candidate must ensure before applying for the job. Failing to fulfill the   NABARD Grade A eligibility criteria won't allow you to participate in the recruitment process. The candidates preparing for the NABARD exam must be well-versed with the educational qualifications of NABARD. 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Educational Qualification (as on 01-07-2022)

  1. A candidate can apply for Assistant Manager (RDBS/Rajbhasha) from among the options given in Table-I (only one option). 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) cannot apply for Asst. Manager (RDBS) and vice versa.
  2. 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.
  1. 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.
  2. The candidate must possess the required educational qualification as on 01-07-2022. The result of final term / semester/ year examination of the required educational qualification must have been declared on or before 01-07-2022. In other words, candidates whose final year/semester results have been declared after 01-07-2022 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 respective degree course and it must be mentioned in the Degree Certificate issued by the University/Institute.

 

Educational Qualification for NABARD Grade A 2022

Posts

Educational Qualification

General

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate OR Post Graduate degree, MBA/PGDM with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate OR CA/ CS/ICWA OR Ph.D from Institutions recognized by GOI/UGC .

Fisheries Science

Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries Science from a recognized University/Institution with 60% marks (ST/PWBD applicants 55%) in aggregate OR Post graduate degree in Fisheries with 55% marks (ST/PWBD applicants 50%) in aggregate.

Agriculture Engineering

Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Engineering with 60% marks (ST/PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate OR Post graduate degree in Agriculture Engineering with a minimum of 55% marks (ST/PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate from a recognised University / Institution.

Forestry

Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from a recognized University/Institution with 60% marks (PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate OR Post graduate degree in Forestry with 55% marks (PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate.

Land Development – Soil Science

Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate OR Post Graduate degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate from a recognised University / Institution

Horticulture

Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate OR Post Graduate degree in Horticulture with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate.

Agriculture marketing/Agri-Business Management

Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Marketing/ Agriculture Business Management with 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate or Two years full time Post Graduate Degree/ Post Graduate Diploma/MBA in Agriculture Marketing/ Agriculture Business Management with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate from a recognised University / Institution

Civil Engineering

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate OR Post Graduate degree in Civil Engineering with a minimum of 55% marks (PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate.

Environmental Science / Environmental Engineering

Bachelor’s degree with Environmental Science / Environmental Engineering with 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate or Post graduate degree in Environmental Engineering or Environmental Science with 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution

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

Finance

BBA (Finance/Banking) / BMS (Finance/Banking) with 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 55%) OR Two years full time P.G. Diploma in Management (Finance) / Full time MBA (Finance) degree with 55% (SC/PWBD applicants - 50%) from Institutions / Universities recognized by GoI /UGC with Bachelor's Degree in any discipline. Candidates will be required to submit a certificate from Institution/University regarding specialization in finance

OR

Bachelor of Financial and Investment Analysis with 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 55%) OR

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Institution with Membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) OR CFA. The Membership of ICAI must have been obtained on or before 01-07-2022

OR

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University with Membership of Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ACMA/FCMA) & ICWA. The Membership of Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) must have been obtained on or before 01-07-2022.

Computer/Information Technology

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer Applications/Information Technology with 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 55%) in aggregate OR a post graduate degree Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer Applications/Information Technology with 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 50%) in aggregate from a recognized university.

Developmental Management

Bachelor’s degree in Social Work/Development Management/Development Studies with 60% marks (SC/PWD applicants 55%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Social Work/Development Management/Development Studies with 55% marks (SC/PWD

 

applicants 50%) in aggregate from a recognized University OR

Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development/ Rural Management/Development Management/Development Studies for a minimum of 02 years

 

(B)      Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RAJBHASHA)

 

  1. 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/PWBD applicants – 55%) or equivalent in aggregate and
  2. PG Diploma in Translation (minimum one year) in Hindi to English and vice-versa from any recognized University.

Candidates must have studied English and Hindi as subjects in at least 02 years of bachelor’s degree course.

OR

Master’s Degree in HINDI with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%). Candidates must have studied English as main/ elective subject in at least 02 years of bachelor’s degree course.

OR

Master’s Degree in ENGLISH with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%). Candidates must have studied Hindi as main/elective subject in at least 02 years of bachelor’s degree course.

 

Candidates must be able to translate from English to Hindi and vice/versa.

 

NOTE: All educational qualifications should have been obtained from Universities / Institutions incorporated by an Act of Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section – 3 of UGC Act 1956.

  1. Some Universities/Institutes do not award Class or percentage of marks and allot Aggregate Grade Points (e.g. CGPA/OGPA/CPI, etc.). In case University/Institute defines criteria for conversion of Aggregate Grade Point into Class and/or percentage of marks, the same will be accepted. However, where the University/Institute does not define criteria for conversion of Aggregate Grade Point into Class and/or percentage of marks, the undefined parameter(s) would be worked out as under:

 

Equivalent CGPA/ OGPA/ CPI or similar terminologies allotted on a 10- point scale

Class / Division

Aggregate % of Marks

6.75

I (First)

60%

6.25

II (Second)

55%

5.75

II (Second)

50%

5.25

II (Second)

45%

 

Aggregate Grade Point or percentage of marks where awarded would mean aggregate over the entire duration of the course.

 

  1. Where the Aggregate Grade Point (CGPA/OGPA/CPI, etc.) is awarded out of a number other than 10, it will be normalized out of 10 and computed as per item (i) above.

 

Syllabus for NABARD Grade A Exam 2022

Syllabus for NABARD Grade A Exam Phase I - 2022

Given below is the NABARD Syllabus for Grade A 2022 Prelims. You go through the topics carefully or click on the link given to check the NABARD Recruitment for Grade B Syllabus in detail.

The syllabus for all subjects is indicative and not exhaustive. The syllabus should not be considered as the only source of information while preparing for the examination. Keeping in view the nature of examination, all matters falling within the realm of the subject concerned will have to be studied by the candidate as questions can be asked on all relevant matters under the subject. Candidates appearing for the examination should also prepare themselves for answering questions that may be asked on the current/latest developments/Acts taking place under the subject(s) although those topics may not have been specifically included in the syllabus.

Illustrative syllabus for Phase II (Main Examination) may be as furnished below:

For Grade A ( RDBS) (Rajbhasha)

Sr.

No.

Name of the Test

No. of Qs.

Max Marks

Version

Time

1

Test of Reasoning

20

20

 

 

Bilingual

– Hindi and English except test of English language

 

 

Composite time

of 120 Minutes for all the tests together

2

English Language

30

30

3

Computer Knowledge

20

20

4

Quantitative Aptitude

20

20

5

Decision Making

10

10

6

General Awareness

20

20

7

Eco & Soc. Issues (with focus on Rural India)

40

40

8

Agriculture & Rural Development with Emphasis on Rural India

40

40

 

Total

200

200

 

120

Minutes

  1. Qualifying Section - Test of Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Decision Making
  2. Merit Section - General Awareness, Eco & Soc. Issues (with focus on Rural India), Agriculture & Rural Development with Emphasis on Rural India
  3. Shortlisting of the candidates for the Main exam will be based on marks scored in the Merit section only.
  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)

  1. Paper II – Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development (ESI & ARD)

Economic & Social Issues: Nature of Indian Economy - Structural and Institutional features - Economic underdevelopment - Opening up the Indian Economy - Globalization - Economic Reforms in India - Privatisation. 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. Globalization 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 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;

  1. Soil and Water Conservation : Major soil types, soil fertility, fertilisers, soil erosion, soil conservation, watershed management;
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Agriculture Extensions: Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programmes, Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra's (KVK) in dissemination of Agricultural technologies.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 Economy- Importance 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.

Note: The illustrative syllabus for Main Examination - Paper II for Grade A (RDBS)- Specialised Disciplines at Sr. No. (ii) to (xii) in Table-I and Grade A (Rajbhasha) will be uploaded on website.

 

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