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NABARD Grade A & B 2024 Complete Information

Topics Covered: NABARD Grade A & B 2024 Exam Updates, Salary & Job Profile, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Procedure, Notifications, Exam Dates, Application Form, Application Fee, Syllabus & Exam Pattern for Grade A & Grade B, Preparation Tips, Admit Card, Cut Off and Result

Many aspirants dream of working in a prestigious institution like NABARD by clearing the examination held for recruiting NABARD Grade A and Grade B officers on a national level.   

By conducting these examinations, the organization selects the most suitable and able candidates.  

The selected candidates are tasked with implementing NABARD’s mission of promoting sustainable agriculture & rural prosperity in India.  

Given the responsibilities that are granted to selected officers, it’s only understandable that the NABARD Grade A & Grade B exams should not be taken lightly.  

Candidates who clear the Grade A exam are basically stationed as assistant managers at NABARD, while those that clear the Grade B exam are stationed as managers. 

If you are planning to prepare for NABARD Grade A & B 2024 exam, we have provided you with detailed information regarding these upcoming examinations.  

So, let’s dive straight in to know all about NABARD Grade A & B Exams. 

Table of Content – NABARD Grade A & B Complete Information

NABARD Grade A & Grade B Exams 2024 Basic Information
Exam NameNABARD Grade A & NABARD Grade B
PostAssistant Manager (for Grade A)
Manager (for Grade B)
Organisation NameNational Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development (NABARD)
Exam TypesOnline Examination
Application FeesGeneral/ OBC/ EWS- Rs. 800/-
SC/ST/PwD - Rs 150/- (for Grade A)

General/ OBC/ EWS- Rs. 900/-
SC/ST/PwD - Rs 150/- (for Grade B)
Selection ProcessPhase 1: Prelims
Phase 2: Mains
Phase 3: Interview
Job LocationIndia
CategoryGovernment Job
NABARD Websitewww.nabard.org

NABARD Grade A 2023 Latest Updates  

While there are no updates regarding the regarding NABARD Grade A 2024 yet, you can take a look at the events of previous year, i.e., NABARD Grade A 2023: 

  • 21st February 2024: The final result for NABARD Grade A 2023 has been released. 
  • 17th January 2024: The dates for NABARD Grade A 2023 Interview have been released which shall take place from 27th January 2024 to 10th February 2024. 
  • 22nd December 2023: The result for NABARD Grade A 2023 Phase 2 exam has been announced. 
  • 10th November 2023 –The admit card for NABARD Grade A 2023 Phase 2 has been out. 
  • 04th November 2023 – The NABARD Grade A 2023 Phase 1 result has been announced.  
  • 30th October 2023 – The exam for Phase 2 is scheduled for 19th November 2023. 
  • 09th October 2023 – The admit card for NABARD Grade A 2023 Phase 1 has been released. 
  • 02nd September 2023 – The NABARD Grade A 2023 Notification has been released. The application process has started from the same day, i.e., from 02nd September 2023, and will continue till 23rd September 2023. The Phase I examination will be conducted on 16th Oct 2023. A total of 150 vacancies along with 7 vacancies for the PwBD category have been announced in the notification.  

NABARD Full Form

The full form for NABARD stands for National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development. As the name suggests, NABARD is a development bank which was constituted to promote development of agriculture, small – scale industries and economic activities in rural areas by providing and regulating credit for these purposes.    

Talking briefly about its history, the RBI, at the initiation of the GOI constituted a committee to Review the Arrangements for Institutional Credit for Agriculture and Rural Development (CRAFICARD).  

The recommendation of the committee which was formed on 30 March 1979, under the Chairmanship of Shri B. Sivaraman led to the formation of NABARD on 12 July 1982 (under Act 61 of 1981).  

NABARD Grade A & B 2024 Exams

NABARD Grade A & Grade B exams are conducted for recruitment to the post of Assistant Manager (Grade A Officer) & Manager (Grade B Officer) respectively.

As mentioned earlier, Grade A post holds a very prestigious rank in the country, and the responsibilities that rest on the shoulders of a Grade A officer are pretty huge.

Since the Grade B post is a step senior to that of a Grade A post, the responsibilities are also greater.

While the NABARD Grade B exam is pretty similar to the Grade A exam, the only difference is that there’s an extra paper (analytical Paper on Development Economics, Statistics, Finance, and Management) that aspirants have to take in the second phase of the Grade B exam.

With that, let me give you a brief about the latest happenings in the NABARD Grade A & B recruitments.

NABARD Grade A & Grade B 2024: Selection Procedure

NABARD Grade A & Grade B 2024 selection procedure is a three-stage process that involves the following phases – 

  • Phase 1- also known as Preliminary exam  
  • Phase 2 – also referred as Mains exam 
  • Phase 3 – Interview or Personality Test

Check the full Grade A & Grade B Selection Procedure.

NABARD Grade A & Grade B 2024: Job Profile

Once you are selected as an Assistant Manager (Grade A), you can be assigned to any department in the bank irrespective of your qualification. NABARD has a bureaucratic work culture. So, you’ll have to report to the Chief General Manager (CGM).

Similarly, when you join NABARD as a Grade B Officer you are appointed to the post of Manager. You’re entrusted with different responsibilities like granting loans to facilitating inter-departmental works.

Now, if you want to know more about the NABARD Grade A and Grade B Job Profiles, click here.

NABARD Grade A & Grade B 2024: Salary

Well, jobs as tough to obtain as the NABARD Grade A and Grade B posts, it is obviously meant to be one of the most sought-after jobs in the country. 

More than 1 lakh persons compete every year for a limited number of posts (freak out much?). 

NABARD is very liberal in paying Perks and Emoluments for even the smallest of expenses. (excited much?). 

In 2023, as per the official information by NABARD, the basic pay stands at Rs. 44,500. Along with the allowances such as Dearness allowance (DA), House Rent allowance (HRA), the gross monthly salary of NABARD Grade A is approximately Rs. 1,00,000.   

Now, if you want to know in detail about the pay scale of NABARD Grade A or Grade B Officer, check here. 

NABARD Grade A 2024: Eligibility Criteria

If you are planning to appear for NABARD Grade A 2024 exam, then you can take a look at the eligibility criteria given in the previous notification of NABARD Grade A 2023 which came out on 02nd September 2023. In the detailed document, there is a comprehensive information given about all the aspects of eligibility, such as age limit, educational qualification, Relaxations, etc.   

To give you a fair idea about the NABARD Grade A 2024 eligibility criteria, I will be highlighting the relevant information from the given previous notification.   

As per the Grade A 2023 exam notification, candidates should fulfill the following criteria to apply for NABARD Grade A Recruitments:  

1) Age Eligibility (as of 01 September 2023)  

You must be between 21 and 30 years of age as of 01 September 2023, i.e., you must have been born not earlier than 02-09-1993 and not later than 01-09-2002.  

2) Educational Qualification  

To be eligible for the Grade A post in the general stream of RDBS, the educational qualifications required by the candidate are either of the following:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%) in aggregate   
  • 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 recognised by GOI/UGC.  

Now, since the topic of eligibility for the Grade A exam is so vast to be covered in full here, for more details read the complete NABARD Grade A 2024 Eligibility Criteria. 

NABARD Grade B 2023: Eligibility Criteria

The NABARD Grade B 2023 notification is expected to come out soon. Hence, as for eligibility of the exam, I shall be mentioning the eligibility criteria mentioned in the 2021 official notification. 

1) Age Eligibility (as of 1 July 2021) 

The candidate must be between the ages of 25 and 32 years as of 01.07.2021, i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 02-07-1989 and not later than 01-07-1996). 

2) Educational Qualification 

To apply for the NABARD Grade B Manager post (RDBS), you’d need to be a Post Graduate degree holder in any subject with an aggregate of 60% (55% for SC/ST/PWBD), from a recognized university OR you should have a minimum 60% or equivalent in 10th, 12th, Graduation and PG, MBA/PGDM at all levels OR a minimum 60% or equivalent in 10th, 12th, Graduation, PG, and a professional degree, viz., CA/CS/ICWA OR a minimum 60% or equivalent in 10th, 12th, Graduation, PG and Ph.D. 

Here too, like the section of eligibility for the Grade A exam, there is much that you’d need to know. For that, read the blog on the detailed NABARD Grade B eligibility. 

Now after you’re done with proving your eligibility for the exam and then filling a dreadful form, let’s move to the selection procedure, which you need to clear to get the job. 

NABARD Grade A & B 2024: Notifications

The official notification for NABARD Grade A 2024 exam is expected to release soon, following which the app application process for the same shall begin.  

Previously, the NABARD Grade A 2023 final result has been announced on 21st February 2024. 

The Phase 2 exam result for NABARD Grade A 2023 has been declared on 22nd December 2023.   

The exam for NABARD Grade A 2023 Phase 2 was conducted on 19th November 2023. The admit card of the Phase 2 exam had been released on 10th November 2023. 

The result for NABARD Grade A 2023 Phase 1 was out on 4th November 2023 for the exam which was held on 16th October 2023.  The admit card of the phase 1 had been released on 09th October 2023. 

Talking about the NABARD Grade A 2023 exam dates, the details have been provided in the official notification for NABARD Grade A 2023 which released on 02nd September 2023. 

The application process began on the same day as the release of the notification, i.e., from 02nd September 2023 and will end on 23rd September 2023.    

As for NABARD Grade B Notification, at the moment, there is no concrete information about the respective recruitment.  

Anyway, I’d recommend that you keep checking this blog from time to time to soak up on the updates about the same.  

Now talking about the notifications, they are an essential part of the examination process.  

This is because it is in these notifications that all the details about the exam are given. From the number of vacancies, important dates, exam patterns, the syllabus, and so on and so forth. 

Check the NABARD Grade A 2024 detailed notification here. 

NABARD Grade A 2023: Important Dates

As the exam dates for NABARD Grade A 2024 have not been released, you can have a look at the information I have provided related to NABARD Grade A 2023 exam dates:

EventsDates 2023
NABARD Grade A Official Notification02nd September 2023
NABARD Grade A - Online Application Dates02nd September to 23rd September 2023
NABARD Grade A Prelims Admit Card09th October 2023
NABARD Grade A Prelims (Phase 1) Exam Date16th October 2023
NABARD Grade A Prelims Result04th November 2023
NABARD Grade A Prelims Cut off Release DateTBA
NABARD Grade A Mains Admit Card10th November 2023
NABARD Grade A Mains (Phase 2) Exam Date19th November 2023
NABARD Grade A Mains Result22nd December 2023
NABARD Grade A Mains Cut off Release DateTBA
NABARD Grade A Interview Date27th January 2024 to 10th February 2024
NABARD Grade A Final Result12th February 2024
NABARD Grade A Final Cut off Release DateTBA

NABARD Grade A & Grade B 2024: Application Form 

The registration process for NABARD Grade A 2024 will begin soon with the release of the notification. Previously, the online application process for NABARD Grade A 2023 started on the date same as the release of the official notification, i.e., from 02nd September 2023 and continued till 23rd September 2023. 

Click here to know more about the steps on how to apply online for NABARD Grade A 2024. 

Remember to keep all the necessary documents with you while filling the form, take it from someone who has messed up filling an application form, it’s not a very lovely feeling. Don’t be over-smart. 

NABARD Grade A & Grade B 2023: Application Fee

NABARD Grade A Application Fees
Category of ApplicantApplication FeeIntimation Charges etc.Total
For SC/ ST/ PWBD0 (NIL)150150*
For all others650150800*
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To know more about the topic, you can go over to the blog I have written on application fees in detail. 

NABARD Grade A & B 2024: Exam Pattern

The details regarding the latest exam pattern for NABARD Grade A 2024 are given in the section.  

Let’s take a look at the exam pattern of NABARD Grade A Preliminary & Mains Examination given below: 

Phase I – Preliminary Examination 

The Prelims Examination of Grade A will be conducted online. 

Phase 1 Exam Pattern of NABARD Grade A Exams

Objective Type: MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) carrying 200 marks.

Duration: 120 Minutes Composite Time

Total Marks: 200

I) Test of Reasoning – 20 questions – 20 marks

II) English Language – 30 questions – 30 marks

III) Computer Knowledge – 20 questions – 20 marks

IV) Quantitative Aptitude – 20 questions – 20 marks

V) Decision Making– 10 questions – 10 marks

VI) General awareness – 20 questions – 20 marks

VII) Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) – 40 questions – 40 marks

VIII) Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) – 40 questions- 40 marks

Phase II – Mains Examination

The Mains Examination of NABARD Grade A will be online and will have two papers.

Phase 2 Exam Pattern of NABARD Grade A Exams

Paper-I 

General English: (Descriptive – online through the keyboard)

The paper will have descriptive questions carrying 100 marks.

Duration: 1 ½ hour

Paper I is common to all disciplines.

Paper-II (Objective as well as Descriptive): 

Economic & Social Issues – For General Discipline

Agriculture & Rural Development

Duration: 2 hrs. – 100 Marks

Phase III – Interview (50 Marks)

Now if we talk about the NABARD Grade B Exam Pattern, it is exactly the same as that of the NABARD Grade A exam; everything, from Phase 1, and Phase 2 subjects, the time durations, the maximum marks for the various papers, all are exactly the same.

The only difference being an additional paper in Phase 2.

The additional paper is called Paper III. This paper is also an objective as well as descriptive type online paper of 100 marks, with a time limit of 2 hrs.

This Paper III is based on the subjects of Development Economics, Statistics, Finance & Management.

To know more about the pattern for Phase 1 and Phase 2 in detail, you can check the  Complete Exam Pattern of NABARD Grade A & Grade B Examinations. 

NABARD Grade A & B 2024 Syllabus

Knowing the syllabus is the first step to be taken when you decide to prepare for NABARD Grade A and Grade B exams.   

Having a thorough idea of the syllabus won’t just assist you with understanding the topics but also help you plan your preparation strategy accordingly.

The syllabus for NABARD Grade A Phase 1 comprises like subjects such as Reasoning ability, English language, Computer knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Decision- making, General awareness, ARD and ESI.

To have a breakdown of the syllabus in a subject – wise manner for both Phase I and Phase 2, you can refer to the detailed NABARD Grade A 2024 syllabus.  

NABARD Grade A and Grade B 2024: Preparation Tips

If you are planning to prepare for NABARD Grade A 2024, you must ensure to have a proper strategy in place.

The overall toughness level of these examinations is on a higher side when compared with other bank clerical level examinations.

To clear the Grade A exam, a candidate needs to display complete focus, determination & sheer will when it comes to their preparation.

Now if I were to address the question of how to prepare for the NABARD Grade B exam, know that you’d need to know everything that one would normally study for the Grade A exam, along with the extra subjects of Finance & Management, Development Economics, and Statistics.

Along with this, you can check the best approach to Crack NABARD Grade A or Grade B Exam.

Study Sequence of NABARD Grade A & Grade B Exams

NABARD Grade A & Grade B 2024: Books & Mock Tests

If you are preparing to clear NABARD Grade A 2024, then it is extremely important for you to have the right books to prepare and solve as many mock tests as possible. Doing this certainly increases your chances of clearing the exams. 

So, preparing from the right books is crucial in qualifying for the exams.

Now, if we talk about mock tests, it’s really important that you regularly test your level of preparedness by solving high-quality mock tests.

It is also important that you prepare a certain topic of the syllabus from the right books, and then practice at least one mock test to assess your level of preparedness.

Check the recommended NABARD Grade A & Grade B Books for Phase 1 & Phase 2 here.

Also, get free NABARD Grade A & Grade B Mock Tests for Phase 1 & Phase 2 here.

NABARD Grade A & B 2023: Admit Card

The NABARD Grade A Mains 2023 admit card was declared on 10th November 2023 for the Phase 2 examination which will be held on 19th November 2023. You can click on the link to download NABARD Grade A 2023 Phase 2 admit card.   

The NABARD Grade A 2023 admit card has been declared on 09th October 2023 for the Prelims exam which was conducted on 16th October 2023.  

The notification for NABARD Grade A 2023 had been announced on 02nd September 2023.   

The candidates are advised to download the admit card as soon as it releases to avoid any trouble at the last minute during the exam time, as admit card is one of most important documents to carry on day of the examination.  

Know more about the NABARD Grade A & Grade B admit cards and the steps to download them here. 

NABARD Grade A Previous Year Question Paper

If you are aiming to clear NABARD Grade A 2024, then you must consider previous year’s question papers as your best friend. Solving NABARD Previous Year Question Papers will definitely increase your chances of clearing the exam. 

So, to help you secure success in cracking NABARD Grade A exam. We have provided you with the previous year question papers including the latest NABARD Grade A 2023 exam paper.

All things considered, the most ideal way you can prepare effectively for the exam is first to solve a NABARD previous year question paper and afterward measure for yourself your level of preparedness and shortcomings.

Then accordingly you can start preparing by taking up your weak topics first and then move on to the topics you are already strong at.

Complete the entire syllabus once following the above process. When you are done with the entire syllabus, solve another NABARD previous year’s question paper to identify the parts of the syllabus that you are still weak at. Then repeat the aforementioned process again.

Repeat the process until you attain the same level of mastery in every topic of the syllabus.

Having said that, you can access and download NABARD Grade A past year papers of Phase 1 & 2 from 2018- 2023 which I have compiled.

NABARD Grade A Exam Analysis

To strategize in a comprehensive manner for NABARD Grade A 2024, having an overall idea of the exam’s nature is beneficial for your preparation for the same.  

The exam entails questions that are asked from each section (such as Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English, General Awareness, Computer Knowledge, Decision Making, Agriculture & Rural Development, Economics & Social Issues).  

Now you must be wondering, how to have an idea about exam’s difficulty level? 

It might be a complex question, but it has a direct answer- EXAM ANALYSIS. 

To help you with an overview of difficulty level of the NABARD Grade A exam I have provided you with the detailed exam analysis of NABARD Grade A 2023.  

You can click on the NABARD Grade A 2023 Exam analysis to get detailed assessment of NABARD Grade A 2023 Phase 1 and Phase 2 exam section – wise.

NABARD Grade A 2024 Cut Off

NABARD releases cut off marks after the announcement of the result declaration. In other words, the NABARD grade A cut off usually releases soon after the declaration of the final result. 

While the exam cycle for NABARD Grade A 2024 is yet to commence you can look at the cutoff released for NABARD Grade A 2023 recruitment.  

The final result for NABARD Grade A 2023 was released on 21st February 2024. Whereas the cutoff for Phase 1, Phase 2 and the final cutoff was declared on 19th April 2024.  

Before the dissemination of the cut off and result information, NABARD successfully conducted the Phase 1 and Phase 2 exams of NABARD Grade A. 

To give you an idea about how the cut off marks are presented, I have listed the final cut off of NABARD Grade A 2023: 

DisciplineCategory
SCSTOBCEWSURUR-LD
General166.00156.75172.75168.50172.75150.25

To know more about the NABARD Grade A cutoff for Prelims and Mains, specifically, the sectional, category-wise, and paper-wise cut offs, go through my blog on the same. 

NABARD Grade A Result 2023

Latest update: The final result for NABARD Grade A 2023 has been out on 21st February 2024. 

The NABARD Grade A 2023 Phase 2 result has been announced on 22nd December 2023 for the Phase 2 exam which was held on 19th November 2023. The NABARD Grade A 2023 Phase 2 result official pdf is attached here.

The result for NABARD Grade A 2023 Phase 1 was declared on 4th November 2023, the exam for which took place on 16th October 2023.

The marks secured by the candidates in the exam result play a major role in the final selection.   

While there is no fixed timeline regarding the announcement of results for NABARD Grade A prelims, mains and the final result.   

However, as per the general trend, the results for different phases of Grade A Examination are released within a month after the culmination of the specific stage.

Conclusion

This brings us to the end of this long but hopefully informative blog. Till now we have discussed all important details related to the NABARD Grade A and Grade B exam which includes Notification, Application process, exam dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, cutoff and result. I hope you find this detailed information beneficial for your exam preparation. I shall now take your leave and wish you good luck.

All the Best!!
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FAQs: NABARD Grade A & B 2024 Complete Information

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    What is the NABARD Grade A recruitment process? 

    The NABARD Grade A recruitment process comprises of 3 stages which are as follows: 

    • The Phase 1 constitutes 8 sections and is objective in nature. 
    • The Phase 2 consists of two papers, i.e., Paper 1 General English and Paper 2 with subjects of ESI and ARD.  

    The notification along with the registration process for NABARD Grade commences every year for interested candidates to apply. 

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    What is the difference between NABARD Grade A and Grade B? 

    The main difference between the NABARD Grade A and Grade B posts is that the Grade B is post higher than Grade A post and the Grade B exam is tougher compared to Grade A exam.     

    There is also one extra paper in the Phase 2 exam of the NABARD Grade B recruitment. To know more about the two exams in detail, read the section given above carefully.

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    How can I get a job at NABARD? 

    To get recruited in an organization like NABARD, you can appear for the NABARD Grade A or the NABARD Grade B exams that are held for the various streams. The notifications for the same are announced every year.  

    You should also note that it takes careful planning and preparation to crack the exams. If you are planning to appear for NABARD exam, I’d recommend reading through the suggested best strategies on how to crack it.

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    Who are eligible to give NABARD Grade A 2023 Exam? 

    To be eligible for NABARD Grade A 2024 exam, the candidate must fulfill the following criteria: 

    • The candidate must fall under the age bracket of 21 to 30 years to take the exam. 
    • The candidate must possess graduation degree with a minimum score of 60% in graduation.  

    To know more about the eligibility criteria for NABARD Grade A 2023 exam, you can read the section that I have written. 

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    Is there a sectional cut off in the NABARD exam? 

    There is a sectional cut off in NABARD exams like most bank exams. To know more about the cut offs of the NABARD exams check out the blog that I have written on the same. 

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    Is the NABARD exam conducted every year? 

    Yes, recruitment is conducted every year. The NABARD Grade A 2023 official notification has been released on 2nd September 2023. The timeline of application process was from 2nd September 2023 till 23rd September 2023. If you want to appear for the exam, read all the steps to apply for the exam here.

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    In which month NABARD Grade A 2023 notification released?
    The notification for NABARD Grade A 2023 has been released on the 02nd September 2023

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    What is the full form of NABARD?
    The NABARD full form stands for National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development.

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    Is NABARD Grade A exam tough to clear?
    Since the NABARD Grade A exam is considered to be one of the most competitive exams in the country, it requires the candidates to diligently prepare for the exam with focused efforts, dedication and right strategy. Therefore, the aspirants must cover the syllabus thoroughly, do consistent revision and practice previous year papers and mock tests based on latest exam pattern.  

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