NABARD stands For National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Grade A Manager Exam. This Exam is Conducted to Recruit Assistant Manager in the Rural Development banking services of NABARD. Once you qualify the Exam you will be hired as an Assistant Manager in NABARD.


Dates to Remember

Events Date
Online Application Starts 13th March 2018
Online Application Ends 4th April 2018
Last Date to pay the Application Fee 4th April 2018
Admit card for Prelims Exam 27th April 2018
Exam Date (Prelims) 19th May 2018
Exam Date (Mains) 17th May 2018



As per the Latest notification, this year NABARD has released 92 numbers of vacancies for the post of Grade A Assistant Manager. Check the details as mention below;

Posts Total SC ST OBC Gen
General 46 07 03 13 23
Animal Husbandry 05 01 - 01 03
Chartered Accountant 05 01 - 01 03
Economics 09 - 01 03 05
Environmental Engineering 02 - - 01 01
Food Processing /Food Technology 04 - 01 01 02
Forestry 04 01 - 01 02
Land Development (Soil Science) / Agriculture 08 01 01 02 04
Minor Irrigation (Water Resources) 06 01 01 01 03
Social Work 03 01 - 01 01
Total 92 13 07 25 47


Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit ( as on 1st March 2018)

Minimum Age- 21 Years
Maximum Age- 30 Years

The candidates who are Applying must not be Born before 2nd March 1988 and not After 1st March 1997.

Age Relaxation

SC/ST- 5 Years
OBC- 3 Years
PWD- 10 Years
Ex-servicemen- 5 Years

Educational Qualification

You can refer to Official Recrutiment Notification for details information on Educational Qualification.

Exam Pattern & Selection Process

The Selection Process for NABARD Grade A Assistant Manager Consists of 3 stages as Follows:

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Mains Examination + Descriptive Test
  3. Interview

Preliminary Exam

The NABARD  Prelims Exam will be common for recruitment of All 10 Post of Grade A Officer. check the Details of NABARD Exam Pattern of Prelims Exam.

Subject  Marks Time
Quantitative Aptitude
General Awareness
Economic and Social Issues
Agriculture and  Rural Development
120 Min
Total 200  
  • Prelims Exam is Qualifying in Nature.
  • If you clear the sectional as well as overall cut then you will be called for Phase II Exam. i.e Mains.
  • For each wrong answer, there will be a penalty of 0.25 Marks.

Mains Examination

This will be an objective and Descriptive type online test. Let's have a look at the Nabard Exam Pattern for MAins Exam NAbard Phase II exam consists of:

Paper-1 Common for all 14 Post
Paper-2 Different for All Posts

Subject Nature Total Marks Duration
Paper-1: General English Descriptive 100 90 Min
Paper-2: For General post-Economics & Social Issues & Agriculture & Rural Development MCQ 100 90 Min
Paper-2: For All other post related to the Discipline of the post MCQ 100 90 Min
  • Candidate Who qualified the Exam will be Called for Phase III Exam, i.e Interviews.
  • There will be a Negative Marking of 0.25 MArsk for every Wrong Answer.
  • There will be sectional and Overall Cut-Off.


  • The Interview consists on 25 Marks 
  • The Final Merit List will be prepared on the Basis of marks obtained by you in  Mains and Interview.


English Language Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude Computer Awareness General Awareness Economics & Social Issues Agriculture & Rural Development
- Reading Comprehension
- Error Spotting / Phrase Replacement
- Cloze Test
- Para Jumbles
- Syllogisms
- Arrangement
- Inequalities
- Machine Input Output
- Comparison
- Data Sufficiency
- Data Interpretation
- Mensuration
- Number Series
- Miscellaneous Questions
- Internet
- Memory
- Keyword Shortcuts
- Computer
- Abbreviations
- Microsoft Office
- Computer Hardware & Software
- Operating Systems
- Networking
- Computer Fundamental Technologies
- Banking Awareness
- Financial Awareness
- Static GK
- Nature of Indian Economy
- Globalization
- Economic Reforms
- Privatization, Inflation
- Economic Underdevelopment
- Social Infrastructure
- Education, Social Justice
- Human Development
- Education
- Social Justice
- Social structure in India
- Demographic trends
- Soil Erosion and Water Conservation
- Water resource
- Farm & Agri Engineering
- Plantation & Horticulture
- Animal Husbandry
- Fisheries, Forestry
- Agriculture Extensions
- Ecology & Climatic Changes
- Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture.


Preparation Tips

Know the Detailed Exam Pattern
You should know the  Written exam pattern including negative marking scheme. Moreover, you should be aware of the complete NABARD Grade A syllabus & nature of question paper before you start preparing.

Know the Previous Years Cut-Off
You should go through the previous years cutoffs to get a clear idea of how should you carry out the preparation to crack the exam with ease.

Preparation for all Sections with Equal Importance
You should give equal importance to every section and try to work on the topics which are frequently asked.

Practice Mock Test for NABARD Grade A Exam
It is very important to solve Online Mock Tests & be well versed with the latest Syllabus along with question papers available on the Internet as it will give you confidence while solving the actual exam.

Job Profile

NABARD offers a Progressive and collaborative working environment. The Work Nature at NABARD is Bureaucratic. after Getting Selected you will be working for a problem period of 02 Years, which May be Extended further for a  Maximum Period of one Year.

  • There is No specific work and lot of Multitasking, you have to do Managerial, Clerical or Any job assigned by the CGM
  • You will be dealing with Various programs of Central and  State Governments Related to Agriculture and Rural Development
  • You have to Closely Liaise the State Government and the Banking industry, Which Encompasses The entire Activities in the Rural Areas.
  • You will also get posted and transferred anywhere in India.


Basic Pay:- 28,150/- pm

The PayScale of Grade A Assistant Manager is 28150-1550(4) -34350-1750(7) – 46600 –EB – 1750(4)- 53600-2000(1)-55600 & the Monthly Gross Emoluments – Rs.55587/- (approximately).

Admit Card

NABARD  Mains Admit card is released for Grade A Assistant Manager 2018. You can use the below mention link to download your admit card for NABARD Grade A 2018.

NABARD Grade A Assistant Manager Mains Admit Card- Click Here


NABARD  Grade A Assistant Manager has released the final result. You can use the below mention link to check your result:

NABARD Grade A Assistant Manager Final Result 2018- Click Here

Official Notification

As you are now aware of NABARD  Grade A Assistant Manager Exam 2018. You can now know all the information from the Official notification on Vacancies, Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus and more.

NABARD Grade A Assistant Manager Official Notification- Click Here

Application Process

You can apply for NABARD Grade A Assistant Manager 2018 through online mode only, you can use the below mention steps to fill the application form:

  • You can register through the NABARD Official Website.
  • Use a valid Email ID that should be kept active till the Declaration of the result.
  • Fill the Application Form carefully.
  • Upload your Scanned documents such as Photograph and Signature.
  • Submit the Application Form.
  • You need to pay the Application Fee online using Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Internet Banking/ Cash Card/ Wallets, Etc.
  • Take the Print out of the application fee Receipt for Future Reference.

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