NABARD Grade A Notification, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Mock Test Series 2022

Applications are invited from Indian citizens for the post of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) /Rajbhasha Service in the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). Candidates can apply only ON-LINE on the NABARD website www.nabard.org between 18 July 2022 and 07 August 2022. NABARD is an all-India Apex Organization, wholly owned by the Government of India and is an equal opportunity employer.

Candidates are requested to apply only ON-LINE through Bank’s website www.nabard.org. No other mode of submission of application will be accepted by NABARD.

NABARD Grade A Important Dates / Timelines

Online Application Registration and Payment of Online Fees/Intimation Charges18 July 2022 to 07 August 2022
Phase I (Preliminary) – Online Examination07 September 2022
(Tentatively)@
@ NABARD reserves the right to make change in the dates of the examinations

NABARD Grade A NUMBER OF VACANCIES AND RESERVATION

!. AM (RDBS): 161

II AM(Rajbahsha): 7

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

a) 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.

b) 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.

c) 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.

d) 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.

(A) Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RURAL DEVELOPMENT BANKING SERVICE) (RDBS)

I. Academic Qualifications:
Grade ‘A’ (RDBS)

Post NamePost-NamberQualification
(i) GeneralUR: 33
SC: 12
ST: 6
OBC: 21
EWS: 8
Total: 80
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 .
(ii) Agriculture Engineering:UR: 1
SC:
ST: 1
OBC: 2
EWS: 1
Total: 5
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.
(iii) FisheriesUR: 1
SC:
ST: 1
OBC:
EWS:
Total: 2
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.
(iv) ForestryUR: 1
SC:
ST:
OBC: 1
EWS:
Total: 2
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.
(v) Land Development-Soil Science:UR: 1
SC: 1
ST:
OBC:
EWS: 1
Total: 3
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.
(vi) Plantation/HorticultureUR: 1
SC: 1
ST:
OBC:
EWS:
Total: 2
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.
(vii) Civil EngineeringUR: 1
SC:
ST:
OBC: 1
EWS: 1
Total: 3
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.
(viii) Environmental Engineering/SciencesUR: 1
SC: 1
ST:
OBC: 2
EWS:
Total: 4
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
(ix) Finance:UR: 11
SC: 5
ST:
OBC: 9
EWS: 2
Total: 25
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.
(x) Computer/Information Technology:UR: 10
SC: 4
ST:
OBC: 9
EWS: 2
Total: 25
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.
(xi) Agriculture Marketing/Agri.Business Management:UR: 1
SC: 1
ST:
OBC:
EWS:
Total: 2
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
(xii) Developmental ManagementUR: 1
SC: 1
ST:
OBC:
EWS: 1
Total: 3
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) (Total Number of Posts: 7)

(i) 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

(ii) 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.

AGE (as on 01-07-2022)

The candidate must be between 21 and 30 years of age as on 01-07-2022, i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-07-1992 and not later than 01-07-2001

NABARD Grade A (Assistant Manager) Phase 1 Exam Pattern

Nature of Test Test NameNo. Of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
QualifyingQuantitative Aptitude2020Composite time of 120 minutes
Reasoning Ability2020
Computer Knowledge2020
English Language3030
Decision Making1010
Merit BasedGeneral Awareness2020
Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)4040
Economic and Social Issues (with focus on Rural India)4040
Total2002002 Hours

i) Qualifying Section – Test of Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge,
Quantitative Aptitude, Decision Making

ii) Merit Section – General Awareness, Eco & Soc. Issues (with focus on Rural India),
Agriculture & Rural Development with Emphasis on Rural India.

iii) Shortlisting of the candidates for the Main exam will be based on marks scored in the
Merit section only.

NABARD Grade A (Assistant Manager) Phase 2 Exam Pattern 2022

PaperSubjectType of PaperNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
Paper IGeneral EnglishOnline Descriptive (Answers to be typed using keyboard)310090 Minutes
Paper IIEconomic and Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural DevelopmentObjective305030 Minutes
Descriptive Type (Answers to be typed using keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards))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]5090 Minutes
Total100 (Paper II)2 Hours (Paper II)

Interview

Interview (RDBS/Rajbhasha) : 50 Marks

NABARD Grade A SYLLABUS

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.

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;

a) Soil and Water Conservation: Major soil types, soil fertility, fertilisers, soil erosion, soil conservation, watershed management;

b) 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.

c) Farm and Agri Engineering: Farm Machinery and Power, Sources of power on the farm- human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass, biofuels, water harvesting structures, farm ponds, watershed management, Agro Processing, Controlled and modified storage, perishable food storage, godowns, bins and grain silos.

d) 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.

e) 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.

f) 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.

g) 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.

h) Agriculture Extensions: Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programmes, Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s (KVK) in dissemination of Agricultural technologies.

i) 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.

j) 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 EconomyImportance 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.

NABARD Grade A HOW TO APPLY:

Eligible applicants are required to apply online through the website www.nabard.org. No other means/ mode of application will be accepted. The application form should be filled in English only. Option for the use of Hindi language will be available for the Online/Main Examination/ Interview.

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