The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development conducts the NABARD Grade A exam to recruit officers for various positions. The NABARD Grade A, or Assistant Manager exam notification is released every year around the month of July. Once selected, officers can be posted all over India at NABARD regional offices or the headquarter at Mumbai.
NABARD Grade A Eligibility 2023: Age Limit
It is essential to be aware of the age limit eligibility criteria before applying for the NABARD Grade A exam. The age limit is subcategorized into two limits; upper and lower. The details of the same are given below:-
Important Note: The Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02/09/1993 and not later than 01/09/2002 to be eligible for the exam.
NABARD Grade A Eligibility – Age Limit Relaxation
In addition to the previously mentioned NABARD Grade A assistant manager age limit eligibility criteria, there are some specific relaxations regarding the upper age limit for reserved categories. However, there is no age relaxation for the lower limit. The candidate must be above 21 years of age as of 1st September 2023.
Important Note: No cumulative age relaxation will be available to any applicant, save as provided above.
In addition to adhering to the age limit criteria, meeting the NABARD Grade A educational qualification is of equal significance. In the following table, we have explained the NABARD Grade A educational qualification eligibility criteria for general and specialized disciplines:
A candidate can apply for only one post of Assistant Manager (RDBS) from the above-mentioned options. It means that the candidate applying for general discipline cannot apply for specialised discipline and vice versa.
In case of multiple applications within disciplines, only the latest submitted application will be considered valid and the fee against all other applications will be forfeited.
PWBD candidates applying against Unreserved (UR) posts will not be eligible for percentage relaxation in Educational Qualification. However, they may be eligible for age and fee relaxation.
Candidates must hold the necessary educational qualifications as of September 1, 2023. Additionally, the results of their final term/semester/year examination must have been officially declared on or before September 1, 2023. Candidates with results declared after this date are ineligible to apply.
Important Note for Aggregate Grade Points: Some universities or institutions use Aggregate Grade Points (e.g., CGPA/OGPA/CPI) instead of awarding specific class or percentage marks. In this case, if the university/institute has established criteria for converting Aggregate Grade Points into class and/or percentage marks, those criteria will be accepted and followed.
However, if the university/institute does not provide specific criteria for the conversion of Aggregate Grade Points into class and/or percentage marks, the following procedure will be implemented:
Important Note: Candidates are advised to carefully check the above-mentioned education qualifications, age limit, and age relaxations before applying for the NABARD Grade A exam.
The official notification for the NABARD Grade A examination did not specify a maximum number of attempts. As long as candidates meet all the eligibility criteria, they are eligible to appear for the NABARD Grade A Assistant Manager (RDBS) Examination in 2023. If there will be any changes to this policy occur, we will provide you with updated information here.
Now that you understand the NABARD Grade A exam’s eligibility criteria, it's time for you to understand the exam pattern and its syllabus.
The NABARD Grade A examination pattern consists of three phases:
Candidates must qualify for all three phases with a required cut-off. The exam pattern for the NABARD Grade A exam is given below:
The first phase of the NABARD Grade A exam is the prelims, which is standard for the general and specialised disciplines. It contains 200 multiple-type questions and two hours are allotted to the candidates to attempt the exam. It is of a qualified nature and marks obtained in this exam will not be counted in the final selection.
Here are the details of the NABARD Grade A prelims exam pattern:
These 8 subjects are categorised into merit and non-merit (qualifying) sections:
Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, and Decision-Making are the qualifying sections.
General Awareness, Environmental and Social Issues (with a focus on Rural India), and Agriculture & Rural Development with Emphasis on Rural India are your merit sections.
Shortlisting of the candidates for the main exam is based on marks scored in the merit section only; However, you still need to clear the cut-off of the individual subject.
Important Note: There is no sectional timing.
The second phase of the NABARD Grade A exam is the mains, which has both descriptive and objective online tests.
Important Note: Paper I is the same for all posts; generalist and specialists. For specialist posts, Paper II will be specified according to the selected stream. Check the pattern below.
The syllabus of the NABARD Grade A exam is divided into two parts; preliminary and mains. Here are the details below:-
NABARD Grade A Preliminary Exam Syllabus
The preliminary NABARD Grade A exam consists of the following sections:
Economic and Social Issues
Agriculture and Rural Development
Based on past year exam analysis of NABARD Grade A, following topics are most frequently asked from reasoning section:
Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus
Based on past year exam analysis of NABARD Grade A, following topics are most frequently asked from quantitative aptitude section:
Based on past year exam analysis of NABARD Grade A, following topics are most frequently asked from English section:
General Awareness (GA) Syllabus
Based on past year exam analysis of NABARD Grade A, following topics are most frequently asked from general awareness section:
Decision Making Syllabus
Based on past year exam analysis of NABARD Grade A, following topics are most frequently asked from decision making section:
Computer Knowledge Syllabus
Based on past year exam analysis of NABARD Grade A, following topics are most frequently asked from computer knowledge section:
Economics and Social Issues Syllabus
Based on past year exam analysis of NABARD Grade A, following topics are most frequently asked from Economics and Social issues section:
Agriculture & Rural Development Syllabus
Based on past year exam analysis of NABARD Grade A, following topics are most frequently asked from agriculture & rural development section:
The NABARD Grade A mains exam syllabus includes general English, Economic and Social Issues/Agriculture, and Rural Development. It consists of both online objective and online descriptive tests. The subject-wise syllabus of the NABARD Grade A mains examination is listed below:-
Paper 1: English Writing
Paper 2: Economic and Social Issues (ESI) and Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD)
The syllabus of Paper II is same as the syllabus of ESI & ARD in Phase 1
Watch the video explaining NABARD Grade A Exam Syllabus.
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