NABARD stands for " National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development. NABARD Grade B Exam is recruit Managers in the Rural Development Banking Service of NABARD. Candidate those who qualified the Exam will be hired as a Manager in NABARD Organization.


Dates to Remember

Events Dates
Online Application Starts 16th June 2017
Online Application Ends 07th July 2017
Last date to pay the Application Fee 07th July 2017
Exam Date 6th August 2017



As per the Notification, there are 17 numbers of vacancies to be filled for the post of NABARD Grade B Managers.

Posts Total SC ST OBC Gen PwD
Manager- General 09 01 01 03 04 01
Manager- Agriculture 08 01 01 02 04 -


Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit (as on 1st June 2017)

Minimum Age- 21 Years
Maximum Age- 35 Years

Age Relaxation

SC/ST- 5 Years
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)- 3 Years
PWD (SC/ST)- 15 Years
PWD (OBC)- 13 Years
PWD (Gen)- 10 Years
Ex-Servicemen- 5 Years
J&K Domiciled people during 01/01/1980 to 31/12/1989- 5 Years

Educational Qualification

Manager (General)
You Must Possess a Bachelor's Degree in any Discipline with Minimum of 60% (55% for SC/ST/PWD)  Marks. Else possess Post Graduate degree with minimum of 55% (50 for SC/ST/PWD) Marks.

Manager (Agriculture)
You Must Possess a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture with Minimum of 60% (55% for SC/ST/PWD)  Marks. Else possess Post Graduate degree in Agriculture with minimum of 55% (50 for SC/ST/PWD) Marks.

Exam Pattern & Selection Process

The Selection process of NABARD Grade B Manager Exam 2017 consists of 3 Stages:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Interview

Preliminary Exam

This year NABARD has reduced the Weightage of reasoning from 40 marks to 20 MArks & quants from 30 Marks to 20 marks. this Weightage has been added to the Economics, Agriculture & Rural Development subjects. Please check the Details as mention below:

Subjects Marks Duration
Quantitative Aptitude
General Awareness
Economics and Social Issues
Agriculture and Rural Development
120 Min
Total 200  
  • Prelims Exam will be qualifying in Nature.
  • If you Clear the Sectional as well as overall cut off there the Candidate will be called for Mains Exam.
  • for every Incorrect answer, there will be a Negative Marking of 0.25.

Mains Examination

Paper Nature of Exam MAx MArks Duration
General English Descriptive 100 90 Min
Economics & Social Issues & Agriculture & Rural Development MCQ 100 90 Min
Development Economics, Statistics, Finance & Management MCQ 100 90 Min
  • The Mains Exam will be conducted through online mode
  • Every Incorrect answer, there will be a Negative Marking of 0.25 Marks.
  • There will be Sectional cut off and total Cut-Off


  • The Interview consists of 40 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 B 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 B 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.

Application Process

You can apply for NABARD Grade B Assistant Manager 2017 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

Job Profile

As the Candidate get Selected, He/she Will be Working on a Probation Period of 2 Years, Which can be extended further for Maximum period of One year. The roles Which NABARD Grade B 2017

  • As a Manager, you have to develop and maintain Customer relationships.
  • Monitor the Accounting procedures
  • Approve and Develop the loans
  • Look at the functioning of Offices and Employees.
  • Managing the projects Completions for various projects
  •  Coordinate with various department and facilitate interdepartmental Assignments.

Admit Card

NABARD Admit Card will be Released just a couple of weeks before the Exam Dates. You can check the admit card by visiting the Official Website.


The NABARD result will be Released for all exams that it holds Coes With 1-2 months of the Exam dates. else you can visit the Official Website of NABARD.


The Basic pay for NABARD Grade B- Rs 35,150/- pm

The pay scale for Grade B Officers is Rs.35150 – 1750 (9) – 50900 – EB – 1750(2) – 54400 – 2000 (4) – 62400 & the Monthly Gross Emoluments is Rs.66,864/- (approximately).

Official Notification

As you are Now Aware of NABARD Grade B Exam, you can now check all the information from the Official Notification on details such as Vacancies, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus and more.

NABARD Grade B Manager Official Notification 2017- Click Here

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