NABARD Grade A Notification 2023

NABARD Grade A Notification 2023: The NABARD Grade A 2023 Notification has been published by the National Bank For Agriculture and Rural Development on 2 September 2023. The notification has been released on the official site i.e., for recruitment of 150 Assistant Manager. Selected candidates will be serving as Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ in the Rural Development Banking Services. The Last Date to Apply Online for NABARD Recruitment 2023 is 23 September. In this article we will provide you the official notification PDF of NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2023 along with the direct link for online registration.

NABARD Grade A Notification 2023

NABARD Grade A Notification 2023: The NABARD Grade A Notification 2023 pertains to the recruitment of 150 Assistant Managers in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (@nabard.org). Candidates will be selected through Phase 1, Phase 2, and Interview stages of which the details are mentioned below. The direct link to apply and download the NABARD Grade A 2023 Notification PDF is given below along with detailed educational qualifications, age limit, exam pattern, syllabus, and salary details.

NABARD, also known as the National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development, is known for recruiting freshers every year for various posts across the country. Following are the list of recruitments we have seen in last few years.

  • NABARD Assistant Manager (Grade ‘A’)
  • NABARD Manager (Grade ‘B’)
  • NABARD Development Assistant
  • NABARD Office Attendant

The headquarters of the National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development is situated in Mumbai. This apex financial institution of India has branches all across the country and looks after the planning, operations, and managing policies that accelerate the face of agriculture and the economic condition of rural areas in India.

NABARD Grade A Notification 2023- Vacancy

A total of 150 vacancies are announced for the post of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (Rural Development Banking Service). The given table provides the discipline-wise NABARD Grade A Vacancy 2023.

NABARD Grade A Notification 2023 Vacancy 
Discipline Vacancy
General 77
Computer/Information Technology 40
Finance 15
Company Secretary 03
Civil Engineering 03
Electrical Engineering 03
Geo Informatics 02
Forestry 02
Food Processing 02
Statistics 02
Mass Communication/Media Specialist 01
Total 150

NABARD Grade A Notification 2023 – Overview

Here the following table consists of all the details regarding the NABARD Grade A 2023 Notification.

NABARD Grade A Notification 2023: Overview
Organization National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
Exam Name NABARD Grade A 2023
Post Assistant Manager Grade A
Vacancy 150
Online Registration 2 – 23 September 2023
Selection Process Prelims, Mains and Interview
Age Limit 21 to 30 Years
Mode of Application Online
Official Website @https://www.nabard.org

 

NABARD Grade A Notification 2023: Important Dates

All the important dates related to the NABARD Grade A Notification 2023 have been shared below. The candidates must start their preparation by keeping all these dates in mind to have better planning and execution.

NABARD Grade A Notification 2023- Important Dates
Events Dates
NABARD Grade A Notification 2023 Release Date 02 September 2023
Commencement of Online Registration 02 September 2023
Last Date To Apply Online 23 September 2023
NABARD Grade A 2023 Prelims Exam Date 16 October 2023
NABARD Grade A 2023 Mains Exam Date November/December 2023
NABARD Grade A 2023 Interview Date January 2024

 

NABARD Grade A Notification 2023 – Application Fees

The following is the fees structure for various categories for the NABARD Grade A 2023 Notification:

NABARD Grade A Notification 2023 – Application Fees
Category Application Fee Intimation charges etc. Total
General/ OBC Rs 650 Rs 150 Rs 800
SC/ ST/ PWBD Nil Rs 150 Rs 150

 

NABARD Grade A Notification 2023 – Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can apply only for one Post/Discipline of his / her choice and can check the NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria 2023. The Eligibility Criteria for NABARD Grade A should be as on 01 September 2023(01.09.2023).

NABARD Grade A Notification 2023- Education Qualification

  • The candidate must possess the required educational qualification on the date mentioned in the notification. The result of the final term/ semester/ year examination of the required educational qualification must have been declared on or before the date mentioned in the notification.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a particular discipline means that the candidate must have studied that discipline as the main subject in all the semesters/years of the respective degree course and it must be mentioned in the Degree Certificate issued by the University/Institute.
NABARD Grade A  Notification 2023: Educational Qualification
General Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or Ph.D. OR Chartered Accountant/Cost Accountant/ Company Secretary with Bachelor’s degree OR Two-year full-time P.G. Diploma in Management/ full-time MBA degree from Institutions recognized by GOI / UGC with Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline.
Food Processing Bachelor’s degree in Food Processing /Food Technology with 50% marks (ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or Post graduate degree in Food Processing /Food Technology/ Dairy Sciences and /or Dairy Technology with 50% marks (ST/PWBD applicants – 45%)in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.
Geo Informatics BE/B.Tech/BSC degree in Geoinformatics with 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or ME/M.Tech/MSC degree in Geoinformatics with a minimum of 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized university.
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 recognized university.
Company Secretary Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with Associate membership of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). The Membership of ICSI must have been obtained on or before 01-01-2020.
Finance BBA (Finance/Banking)/ BMS (Finance/Banking) with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%) OR Two years full time P.G. Diploma in Management (Finance)/ Full time MBA (Finance) degree from Institutions/ Universities recognized by GoI/ UGC OR Bachelor of Financial and Investment Analysis with 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 45%)
Statistics Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics with 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Statistics with a minimum of 50% marks (PWBD applicants – 45%) in aggregate from a recognized university
Civil Engineering Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from any recognized University/Institution with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 55%) in aggregate OR Post Graduate degree in Civil Engineering with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 50%) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.
Electrical Engineering Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University/Institution with 60% marks (PWBD applicants – 55%) in aggregate OR Post graduate degree in Electrical Engineering with 55% marks (PWBD applicants – 50%)in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.
Forestry Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from a recognized University/Institution with 60% marks (ST/PWBD applicants – 55%) in aggregate OR Post graduate degree in Forestry with 55% marks (ST/PWBD applicants – 50%) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.
Statistics Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics from a recognized University/Institution with 60% marks PWBD applicants – 55%) in aggregate OR Post Graduate degree in Statistics with a minimum of 55% marks (PWBD applicants – 50%) in aggregate from a recognized University/ Institution.
Mass Communication/Media Specialist Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media/ Communication/ Journalism/ Advertising & Public Relations from a recognized University/ Institution with 60% marks (PWBD applicants – 55%) in aggregate OR Post graduate degree in Mass Media/ Communication/ Journalism/ Advertising & Public Relations from a recognized University/Institution with 55% marks (PWBD applicants – 50%) in aggregate.
OR
Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University/Institution with a minimum of 60% marks (PWBD applicants – 55%) in aggregate with Post graduate diploma in Mass Media/ Communication/ Journalism/ Advertising & Public Relations/ with 55% marks (PWBD applicants – 50%) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.

 

NABARD Grade A Notification 2023 – Age Limit

The minimum and maximum age limit for NABARD Grade A 2023(RDBS) is 21 and 30 years respectively which will be considered as on 01 September 2023(01.09.2023).

NABARD Grade A Notification 2023 – Selection Process

The NABARD Grade A Selection process consists of 3 phases for the final selection which candidates must check properly to qualify the NABARD Grade A 2023 exam.

  • Prelims Exam – 200 Marks
  • Mains Exam – 200 Marks
  • Interview – 50 Marks

NABARD Grade A Notificaton 2023 – Salary

Selected candidates will draw a starting basic pay of Rs. 44,500/- p.m.

Pay Scale: Rs. 44500 – 2500 (4) – 54500 – 2850 (7) – 74450 – EB – 2850 (4) – 85850 – 3300 (1) – 89150 (17 Years)

NABARD Grade A Notification 2023 – Exam Pattern

Prelims Exam Pattern

The preliminary exam pattern for NABARD Grade A 2023(RDBS) is as follows:

S. No. Subjects Maximum Marks
1. Test of Reasoning 20 Marks
2. English Language 30 Marks
3. Computer Knowledge 20 Marks
4. General Awareness 20 Marks
5. Quantitative Aptitude 20 Marks
6. Decision Making 10 Marks
7. Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) 40 Marks
8. Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) 40 Marks
Total Marks 200 Marks

 

NABARD Grade A Notification 2023 – Mains Exam Pattern

This is a descriptive online test. NABARD Grade A exam method for Mains exam consists of:

  • Paper I – Common for all applicants regardless of topic chosen
  • Paper-II – Different for all posts

Here is the detailed exam pattern of the NABARD Grade A officer Mains exam.

Exam Name of Test Maximum Marks Total Time
Paper-I (Descriptive Test) General English:

  • The analytical and drafting skills of the candidate will be checked.
  • Paper consists of essay writing, comprehension, report writing, paragraph, writing & letter writing.
100 90 minutes
Paper-II Economic & Social causes and Rural and Agriculture Development (Rural India) 100 90 minutes

 

NABARD Grade A Notification 2023 – Prelims Syllabus

Let’s have a look at the detailed syllabus of the NABARD Grade A Preliminary exam here.

Name of Section NABARD Grade A Topics
Reasoning Ability
  • Puzzles & Seating arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Data sufficiency
  • Statement based questions (Verbal reasoning)
  • Inequality
  • Miscellaneous Questions
  • Input-Output
  • Blood relations
  • Coding-Decoding
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Data Interpretations
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Number Series
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Arithmetic Questions
  • Quantity Comparisons
  • Mathematical Inequalities
English Language
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze test
  • Sentence improvement
  • Spotting the errors
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Sentence rearrangement
  • Para Jumbles
  • New pattern questions
General Awareness
  • Current affairs(recent appointments, awards, honors, sports, new schemes, national and international news, latest developments in science and technology).
  • Banking and Economy, Insurance, Current Affairs.
Computer Knowledge
  • It requires knowledge of the Internet, Input-output devices, DBMS, Networking, MS Office, History of computers & generations, Shortcuts.

 

NABARD Grade A Notification 2023 – Mains Syllabus

Phase 2 of the NABARD Grade A exam i.e, the Mains exam consists of the following:

  • Online Descriptive Test – Paper-I
  • Online Objective Test – Paper-II

NABARD Grade A Notification 2023 – Mains Paper-I: English Writing

  • This paper is descriptive and requires proper writing skills.
  • This paper consists of questions like Essay, Précie writing, comprehension, and Business/Office Correspondence.
  • The objective of the paper is to analyze the writing skills of students including expressions and understanding of the subject.
  • Paper-I is the same for all students of Grade ‘A’ – Rajbhasha, RDBS, and Legal

NABARD Grade A Notification 2023 – Mains Paper-II: Economic & Social Issues

Here we are providing the topics that come under the Economic & Social Issues for Paper-II of the NABARD Grade A Mains exam:

Topic Name NABARD Grade A Syllabus
Nature of Indian Economy
  • Structural and Institutional features
  • Economic Underdevelopment
  • Opening up the Indian Economy
  • Globalization
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Privatization.
Inflation
  • Inflation effect on National Economy and Individual Income and Trends
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 Labor Policy
  • Industrial performance
  • Regional Imbalance in India’s Industrial Development
  • Public Sector Enterprises.
financial institutions in India and Rural banking
  • Reforms in the Banking/ Financial sector.
Globalization of Economy
  • Regional Economic Cooperation.
  • IMF & World Bank
  • Role of International Funding Institutions
  • WTO
Social Structure in India
  • Multiculturalism
  • Demographic trends
  • Urbanization and Migration
  • Gender Issues Joint family system
  • Social Infrastructure
  • Education
  • Health and Environment.
Education
  • Status & System of Education
  • Socio-Economic Problems because of Illiteracy
  • Educational relevance and educational wastage
  • Educational Policy for India.
Social Justice
  • Socio-economic cultural programs for SC and ST and other backward classes.
  • Problems of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes
Positive Discrimination in favour of the underprivileged
  • Social Movements
  • Indian Political Systems
  • Human Development

 

NABARD Grade A Notification 2023 -Mains Paper-II: Agriculture & Rural Development

In the given table, the important areas under the Agriculture & Rural Development section of Paper-II for the NABARD Grade-A Mains exam are provided:

Topic Name Details
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 pattern: Types and Definition of cropping systems.
  • Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory
  • Precision Farming
  • System of Crop Intensification
  • Organic farming
  • Dry area problems- seed processing, Seed production, seed village
Soil and Water Conservation
  • Major soil types
  • Soil fertility
  • Fertilizers
  • Soil erosion
  • Soil conservation
  • Watershed management
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.
Farm and Agri Engineering
  • Farm Machinery and Power
  • Water harvesting structures
  • Farm Ponds
  • Agro-Processing
  • Perishable food storage, Sources of electricity on the farm- human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass, biofuels, godowns, bins, and grain silos.
  • Power consumption and sources on the farm- human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass, biofuel.
Plantation & Horticulture
  • Definition, meaning, and its branches
  • Production of various plants, Agronomic practices and horticulture crops.
  • Value and supply chain management of Plantation and Horticulture crops, Post-harvest management.
Animal Husbandry
  • Different species of livestock
  • Farm, animals and their specifications and role in the Indian economy
  • Animal husbandry methods in India
  • Utility classification of breeds of cattle.
  • Common feeds and fodders, their uses and classification.
  • Introduction: poultry industry in
  • Poultry production and management
  • The benefits of mixed farming and its importance to socio-economic conditions of farmers in India
  • Obligatory and Complementary nature of livestock and poultry production with that of agricultural farming.
Fishery
  • Fisheries resources
  • Wastage and Management of freshwater, marine, brackish water, Aquaculture- Inland and marine fisheries.
  • Biotechnology
  • Post-harvest technology
  • Importance of fisheries in India
  • Common terms about fish production.
Forestry
  • Basic concepts of Forest and Forestry
  • Major guidelines of forestry, silviculture, forest management, and forest economics
  • Agroforestry concepts, joint forest management, social forestry.
  • Legislation and forest policy in India
  • India State of Forest Report 2015
  • Major advancements under the Ministry of Forest and Climate Change and Ministry of Environment.
Agriculture Extensions
  • Methodology, roles of agriculture and its various importance of evaluation of extension programmes
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s (KVK): the dissemination of Agricultural technologies.
Ecology and Climate Change
  • Ecology and its importance to human, natural resources, sustainable development, and conservation
  • Greenhouse Gasses (GHG), climate analysis
  • Reasons for climate change, major GHG emitting countries. Difference between adaptation and mitigation
  • Climate change effects on agriculture and rural livelihoods
  • Carbon credit
  • IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings
  • Funding mechanisms for climate change project
  • Government of India NAPCC, SAPCC, INDC.
Current situation of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities
  • Major challenges in agriculture measures to enhance
  • viability of agriculture
  • Recent trends
  • Factors of Production in agriculture
  • Agricultural Finance and Marketing
  • Issues of Food Security and Globalization on Indian Agriculture and market
  • Concept and Types of Farm Management.

NABARD Grade A Notification 2023 – Mains Paper-II: Rural Development

Following are the topics and subtopics that are asked in the Rural Development portion of paper 2 in the NABARD Grade A Mains exam.

Topic Details
Rural Development
  • Concept of Rural Area
  • Structure of the Indian Rural Economy
  • Role and need of the rural sector in India
  • Social, Economic and Demographic Characteristics of the Indian rural economy
  • Causes of Rural Backwardness.
  • Rural population in India
  • Occupational structure
  • Laborers in agriculture, Handicrafts, Farmers, Artisans, Traders, Forest dwellers/tribes, and others in rural India
  • Changes in trends of the rural population and rural workforce
  • Problems and conditions of rural labor
  • Issues and challenges in Hand-looms
  • Panchayati Raj Institutions – Functions and Working.
  • NRLM, and MGNREGA–Rural Housing, PURA, Aajeevika, and Rural Drinking water Programmes, and other rural development programs, Swachh Bharat.

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