NABARD Recruitment 2023

NABARD Recruitment 2023: The NABARD Grade A Exam is conducted once every year to recruit eligible candidates for Assistant Manager posts at various levels. The selection process includes 3 stages- Prelims, Mains, and Interviews. For the year 2023, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has announced 150 vacancies for Assistant Managers in Grade ‘A’ in multiple disciplines. The NABARD Recruitment 2023 Notification has been released on the official website for banking aspirants who hold graduation degrees and looking for a stable government job in the banking sector.

NABARD Recruitment 2023

NABARD, an all-India Apex Organization, wholly owned by the Government of India, invites only online applications to recruit posts of Grade A Assistant Manager Officers in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS). NABARD has its headquarters in Mumbai with branches spread all across the country. Being one the well-known banks in India, NABARD attracts thousands of candidates every year who dream of joining the Banking Sector. The complete details for NABARD Grade-A Recruitment 2023 have been released today 2nd September 2023 along with NABARD Notification 2023.

The National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has released the NABARD Recruitment 2023 Notification PDFs for 150 Assistant Manager vacancies. The detailed notification has been released on its official website The official NABARD notification pdf link is shared below with all details regarding the Exam Date, Online Application Process, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Selection Process etc.

NABARD Recruitment 2023 Vacancy

The detailed NABARD Vacancies for Grade A Assistant Manager posts to be filled through NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2023 have been released along with its notification. This year NABARD has announced 150 posts of Assistant Manager for multiple disciplines.  Last year, the total number of vacancies was introduced to 170. The discipline-wise NABARD Grade A Vacancy 2023 is discussed below.

NABARD Assistant Manager Vacancy 2023
Discipline UR SC ST OBC EWS Total
General 31 11 09 18 08 77
Computer/ Information Technology 16 06 01 14 03 40
Finance 03 04 01 05 02 15
Company Secretary 02 01 03
Civil Engineering 01 01 01 03
Electrical Engineering 01 01 01 03
Geo Informatics 02 02
Forestry 01 01 02
Food Processing 01 01 02
Statistics 02 02
Mass Communication/Media Specialist 01 01
Total 61 22 12 41 14 150

NABARD Recruitment 2023- Overview

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has announced the Assistant Manager vacancies for NABARD Grade A Posts through NABARD Recruitment 2023. Let’s have an overview of NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2023 exam details.

NABARD Recruitment 2023
Organization Name National Bank For Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
NABARD Post Name Assistant Manager Posts
Vacancies To be notified
Category Govt Jobs
Online Registration 2nd to 23rd September 2023
Mode Of Application Online
Selection Process Prelims-Mains-Interview
Salary Rs. 44,500/- (Basic Pay)
Official Website

NABARD Recruitment 2023 Important Dates

NABARD has also released the important dates for NABARD 2023 along with its official NABARD Grade A Notification 2023 on 2nd September 2023. The NABARD 2023 Assistant Manager Prelims exam will be conducted on 16th October 2023 and the Mains Exam Dates will also be announced later. Let’s have a look at the important dates for NABARD Assistant Manager Recruitment 2023.

NABARD Recruitment 2023
Events Dates
NABARD Notification 2023 2nd September 2023
Online Application Start Date 2nd September 2023
Last Date to Apply Online 23rd September 2023
Last Date to Pay Fees 23rd September 2023
NABARD Assistant Manager Admit Card 2023 October 2023
NABARD Assistant Manager Exam Date 2023 16th October 2023

NABARD Recruitment 2023 Application Fee

The online application fee for NABARD Grade-A posts is given below:

Category Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’( RDBS)
General Category Rs. 800/-
SC/ ST/ PWD Rs. 150/-

NABARD Recruitment 2023 Age Limit

Age Limit for NABARD Grade A: Candidates’ age should be between 21 to 30 years for apply for NABARD recruitment 2023. i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-09-1993 and not later than 01-09-2002. The relaxation in the upper age limit is as follows:

NABARD Grade A Age Limit Relaxation
SNo. Category Age Relaxation
1 SC / ST 05 years
2 OBC 03 years
3 Person with disabilities (General) 10 years
4 Person with disabilities(SC /ST) 15 years
5 Person with disabilities(OBC) 13 years

NABARD Recruitment 2023 Salary Structure

The basic salary for NABARD Grade A Officer is Rs. 44,500/- with a pay scale of Rs. 44500 – 2500 (4) – 54500 – 2850 (7) – 74450 – EB – 2850 (4) – 85850 – 3300 (1) – 89150 (17 Years) applicable to Officers in Grade ‘A and At present, initial monthly gross emoluments are approximately Rs. 1,00,000/-. The candidates selected for the post of Assistant Manager posts will be provided with a handsome salary which has been tabulated below:

NABARD Recruitment 2023 Salary
Basic Pay Rs. 44,500/-
Pay-scale Rs. 44500 – 2500 (4) – 54500 – 2850 (7) – 74450 – EB – 2850 (4) – 85850 – 3300 (1) – 89150
Additional Allowances Dearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance, reimbursement of expenses for maintenance of vehicle for official purpose, newspaper, internet, telephone charges, book grant and Grade Allowance.

✅ NABARD Recruitment 2023 Selection Process:

✔️ Preliminary Examination (200 Marks)
✔️ Main Examination (200 Marks)
✔️ Interview (50 Marks)

NABARD Recruitment 2023 Prelims Exam Pattern

The first step in the process is the prelims exam, which is of qualified nature as in the final selection, marks obtained in the prelims exam will not be counted. It contains 200 multiple-type questions. For every wrong answer, 25% marks are deducted. Two hours are provided for this exam.

Sections Marks
English language 40
Reasoning ability 20
Quantitative ability 20
General awareness 20
Computer 20
Economic and social affairs 40
Agriculture and rural development 40
Total 200

NABARD Recriutment 2023 Mains Exam Pattern

Candidates who have qualified for the prelims appear for the mains exam. Generally, four times the total number of vacancies are selected for the main exam based on the cut-off. It contains two papers:

  • Paper 1 – General English common for all, it is a descriptive paper
  • Paper 2 – General Post-Economic and Social issues and Agriculture and Rural Development

Marking Scheme:

  • Paper two will be a multiple choice type.
  • For every wrong answer, 25% or 1/4 marks will be deducted as negative marking

The pattern is given below:

Papers Total marks Duration
Common for all posts General English 100 1 hour 30 minutes
General posts Economic and social issues and agriculture and rural development Other posts 100 100 1 hour 30 minutes 1 hour 30 minutes
Paper 2 Rajbhasha Adhikari Proficiency and expertise in Hindi including translation from Hindi to English and vice versa and also the analytical abilities and drafting skills of the candidates will be evaluated through descriptive paper 100 1 hour 30 minutes
Paper 2 legal Proficiency in interpreting various laws such as banking laws, negotiable instruments, company, industrial, and corporate laws, Cyber laws, commerce and property transactions, rural non-life insurance, staffing matter, and good legal drafting skills 100 1hour 30 minutes


NABARD Recruitment 2023 Prelims Syllabus

The syllabus is given below:

Name of Section Topics
Reasoning Ability Puzzles & Seating arrangement, Statement based questions (Verbal reasoning), Input-Output, Data Sufficiency, Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, Miscellaneous Questions, Inequality, Blood relations
Quantitative Aptitude Data Interpretations, Mathematical Inequalities, Quadratic Equations, Simplification/ Approximation, Number Series, Arithmetic Questions, Data Sufficiency, Quantity Comparisons
English Language Reading Comprehension, New pattern questions, Sentence Improvement, Fill in the blanks, Para Jumbles, Cloze test, Spotting the errors, Sentence rearrangement
General Awareness The questions in this test will be from Current Affairs and Banking and Economy, Insurance. In current affairs, questions can be asked about recent appointments, awards, and honors, sports, new schemes, national and international news, and the latest developments in science and technology.
Computer Knowledge This section covers topics from various topics like Networking, Input-output devices, DBMS, MS Office, Internet, History of computers & generations, and Shortcuts.

NABARD Recruitment 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 Recruitment 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 Recriutment 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 Syllabus
Nature of Indian Economy Structural and Institutional features, Privatization, Opening up the Indian Economy, Economic Underdevelopment, Economic Reforms in India, Globalization
Inflation Trends in Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual Income.
Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India Rural and Urban, Poverty Alleviation Programs of the Government, Measurement of Poverty
Population Trends Population Growth and Economic Development, Population Policy in India.
Agriculture Characteristics / Status, Non-Institutional and Institutional Agencies in rural credit, Agricultural performance, Technical and Institutional changes in Indian Agriculture, Issues in Food Security in India
Industry Industrial and Labour Policy, Public Sector Enterprises, Industrial performance, Regional Imbalance in India’s Industrial Development
Rural banking and financial institutions in India Reforms in the Banking/ Financial sector.
Globalization of Economy Role of International Funding Institutions, Regional Economic Co-operation, IMF & World Bank, WTO
Social Structure in India Multiculturalism, Urbanization, and Migration, Social Infrastructure, Health and Environment, Demographic trends, Gender Issues Joint family system, Education
Education Status & System of Education, Educational Policy for India, Educational relevance and educational wastage, Socio-Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy
Social Justice Problems of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, Socio-economic programs for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other backward classes.
Positive Discrimination in favor of the underprivileged Social Movements, Human Development, Indian Political Systems

NABARD Recriutment 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 Syllabus
Agriculture Definition, meaning and its branches, Classification of field crops, Agronomy: Definition, meaning, and scope of agronomy, Agro Climatic Zones, Problems of dry land – Seed production, seed processing, seed village, Precision Farming, Organic farming, Organic farming, precision farming, determinants of crop production, Defining and describing the various types of cropping systems Weather parameters, crop-weather advisories, and Crop Intensification System.
Soil and Water Conservation Major soil types, Watershed management, Fertilizers, Soil fertility, Soil conservation, Soil erosion
Water Resource Irrigation Management, Major, medium, and minor irrigation, Sources of irrigation, Command area development, Types of irrigation, Micro-irrigation, Crop-water requirement, Water conservation techniques, Irrigation pumps
Farm and Agro Engineering Farm Machinery and Power, Controlled and modified storage, perishable food storage, godown, bins, and grain silos, Sources of power on the farm- human, animal, mechanical, electrical, Biofuels, farm ponds, water gathering structures, wind, solar, and biomass energy, and, Agro-Processing
Plantation & Horticulture Definition, meaning, and its branches, Post-harvest management, value and supply chain management of Plantation and Horticulture crops, Agronomic practices and production technology of various plantation and horticulture crops
Animal Husbandry Farm animals and their role in the Indian economy,
Fisheries Fisheries resources, Aquaculture- Inland and marine, Post-harvest technology, Common terms about fish production, Management and exploitation – freshwater, brackish water, and marine, Biotechnology, Importance of fisheries in India
Forestry Basic concepts of Forest and Forestry, Forest policy and legislation in India, India State of Forest Report 2015, Principles of silviculture, forest mensuration, forest management, and forest economics concepts of social forestry, agroforestry, and shared forest management developments under the Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change.
Agriculture Extensions Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programs The contribution of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) to the spread of agricultural technologies.
Ecology and Climate Change Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, sustainable management, and conservation, distinguish between adaptation and mitigation, Carbon credit, causes of climate change, Green House Gases (GHG), top GHG generating nations, climate analysis, financing methods for initiatives addressing climate change, effects of climate change on agricultural and rural lives, IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings, initiatives by the Indian government,
Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities Recent trends, Viability of agriculture Factors of Production in agriculture, Impact of Globalization on Indian Agriculture and issues of Food Security, Major problems in agriculture, strategies to improve, agricultural finance and marketing, concept, and kinds of farm management are some of the topics covered.
Rural Development Concept of Rural Area, Importance and role of the rural sector in India, Structure of the Indian Rural Economy, Causes of Rural Backwardness, Occupational structure, trends in rural population and workforce change, The characteristics of the rural economy in India in terms of its economic, social, and issues and difficulties faced by rural Indian hand-loom weavers, farmers, agricultural laborers, artisans, handicraft makers, traders, forest dwellers/tribes, and others, Panchayati Raj Institutions: Their Roles and Activities Indian rural community issues with rural workers’ conditions, MGNREGA, NRLM – Aajeevika, Rural Drinking water Programs, Swatch Bharat, Rural Housing, PURA, and other rural development programs.

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