Nabard Recruitment 2021 Application Form, Exam Date, Syllabus, Eligibility

Nabard Recruitment 2021Nabard Recruitment 2021: NABARD stands for National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development and it has announced the release of NABARD Employment, they come out with vacancies for varied posts that are available in their offices all around India. Get details below about the Nabard Recruitment 2021 Application form, Syllabus, Exam Date, Eligibility, etc:

Nabard Recruitment 2021:

  • 1st September 2021:  NABARD 2021 Admit Card has been released for Grade A Post. Click here to download Admit Card.
  • 31st August 2021: NABARD 2021 Admit Card has been released for Grade B Post. Click here to download Admit Card.

Nabard Recruitment 2021: Highlights

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Exam Name NABARD 2021
Conducting Authority National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
Exam Level National
Exam Conducted Once a year
Post Grade A & B
Application Mode Online Mode
Exam Mode Online Mode
Category Government Exams
Official Website

NABARD 2021 Exam Date:

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Events Dates
Notification Released 15th July 2021
Application Form Released 17th July 2021
Last Date To Apply 7th August 2021
Closure for editing application details 7th August 2021
Last date for printing your application 22nd August 2021
Online Fee Payment 17th July 2021 to 7th August 2021
Prelims Admit Card 31st August 2021 (NABARD B)
1st September 2021 (NABARD A)
Prelims Exam Date 17th September 2021 NABARD Grade B Exam Date (RDBS/Rajbhasha)
18th September 2021 NABARD Grade A Exam Date (RDBS/Rajbhasha)
Prelims Result
Mains Exam Date
Mains Result

Nabard Recruitment 2021 Application Form:

The Application form has been released for Nabard Recruitment 2021. Candidates can follow the given below steps:

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Steps to apply for NABARD Recruitment 2021:

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  • Visit official website
  • On the homepage, click on Apply Online.
  • Then, click for New Registration.
  • Now, Enter personal and contact details
  • provisional registration number and password will be generated.
  • Now, log in with the Help of Registration Number & Password.
  • Fill the Application Form & click on SAVE AND NEXT tab.
  • Now, click on submit button.
  • Then, upload photo & signature as per the prescribed guidelines.
  • Then, Pay the Application Fee.

Application Fee

Category Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’( RDBS & Rajbhasha), Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (P & SS) Manager in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS)
General Category Rs. 800/- Rs. 750/- Rs. 900/-
SC/ ST/ PWD Rs. 150/- Rs. 100/- Rs. 150/-

Important Links:

Nabard Recruitment 2021 Application Form Grade AGrade B
Grade A & B Post Notification Grade AGrade B
Official Website Click Here

Vacancies for the post of Officers in Grade A and B

Post Name Total Vacancy
Assistant Manager (Rural Development Banking Service) 148
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (Rajbhasha Service) 05
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (Protocal & Security Service) 02
Manager in Grade ‘B’ (Rural)(Development Banking Service) 07
Total 162

Nabard Recruitment 2021 Eligibility:

Eligibility for Assistant Manager Grade A:

  • Nationality: A citizen of India
  • Age Limit: Minimum Age: 21 years & Maximum Age: 30 years
  • Education Qualification: Given below in the table:
Post Educational Qualification
General Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks
General Agriculture Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with 50% marks
Agriculture Engineering: Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Engineering with 50% mark
Food/Dairy Processing Bachelor’s degree in Food Processing /Food Technology/ Dairy Sciences and /or Dairy Technology with 50% marks
Land Development-Soil Science Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with 50% marks
Environmental Engg/Sciences Bachelor’s degree with Environmental Science / Environmental Engineering with 50% marks
Agriculture marketing Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Marketing/ Agriculture Business Management with 50% marks
Geo Informatics BE/B.Tech/BSC degree in Geoinformatics with 50% marks
Agricultural Economics/Economics Bachelor’s Degree with Economics/Agriculture Economics with 50% marks
Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer Applications/Information Technology with 50% marks
Chartered Accountant Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Institution with Membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
Company Secretary Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with Associate membership of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).
Finance BBA (Finance/Banking) / BMS (Finance/Banking) with 50% marks
Human Resource Management: BBA (Human Resource Management)/ BBM (Human Resource Management)/ BMS ((Human Resource Management) with 50% marks
Statistic Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics with 50% marks
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Eligibility Details for NABARD Grade B:

  • Nationality: The candidates must be citizens of India.
  • Age Limit: The age limit will be 21 to 35 years.
  • Educational Qualification: Candidates who must have completed graduation or post-graduation in any subject can apply for the post. The minimum qualifying marks required by the candidates is 60% whereas SC/ST/PwBD candidates need 55%).

NABARD Exam 2021 Exam Pattern:

Nabard Recruitment 2021 Exam Pattern & Syllabus for Assistant Manager & Development Assistant mention below:

  • PHASE I (Preliminary Exam – Objective)
  • PHASE II (Main Exam – Objective & Descriptive)
  • PHASE III (Interview)

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2021:

NABARD Grade-A Exam Pattern (Phase 1 – Preliminary):

Here you can see the information NABARD   Exam Pattern for the Grade A & B Phase 1 Preliminary exam:

Test Name No. Of Questions Marks Exam Duration
Reasoning Ability 20 20 2 Hours
Quantitative Aptitude 20 20
Computer Knowledge 20 20
English Language 40 40
General Awareness 20 20
Economic and Social Issues 40 40
Agriculture & Rural Development 40 40
Total Marks 200 200 2 Hours

NABARD Grade-A Main Exam Pattern:

Paper Grade A Type of Paper Total Questions Total Marks Duration Remarks
Paper I General English Online Descriptive 3 100 90 Minutes Descriptive Answers to be typed using a keyboard
Paper-II Economic & Social Issues/ Stream Specific Paper Objective 30 50 30 minutes
Descriptive Type 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] 50 90 Minutes Descriptive
Answers to be typed using keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)

NABARD Grade B Exam Pattern 2021:

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NABARD Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern:

Test Name No. Of Questions Marks Exam Duration
Reasoning Ability 20 20 2 Hours
Quantitative Aptitude 20 20
Computer Knowledge 20 20
English Language 40 40
General Awareness 20 20
Economic and Social Issues 40 40
Agriculture & Rural Development 40 40
Total Marks 200 200 2 Hours

NABARD Grade B Mains Exam Pattern:

Mains Exam Test Structure for Grade B
Paper Grade A Type of Paper Total Questions Total Marks Duration Remarks
Paper I General English Online Descriptive 3 100 90 Minutes Descriptive Answers to be typed using a keyboard
Paper-II Economic & Social Issues Objective 30 50 30 minutes
Descriptive Type 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] 50 90 Minutes Descriptive
Answers to be typed using keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)
Paper-III Development Economics, Statistics, Finance and Management Objective 30 50 30 minutes
Descriptive Type 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] 50 90 Minutes Descriptive
Answers to be typed using keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)


NABARD Syllabus for Grade A & B:

Let’s have a look at the detailed syllabus of the NABARD Grade-A Exam for the preliminary as well as the main phase separately.

NABDR Grade A Syllabus of Preliminary Exam:

Name of Section Topics asked
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 from recent appointments, awards, and honors, sports, new schemes, national and international news, 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 computer & generations, Shortcuts.
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Syllabus of NABARD Grade A & B Mains:

Phase II of the Exam consists of an Online Objective test & Online Descriptive Test.

Paper I – English Writing

This will comprise of Essay, Precise writing, Comprehension, Report writing, Paragraph Writing, and Business/Office Correspondence.

Paper-II – Economic and Social Issues

(a) Economic & Social Issues: 

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 Programmes 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

(b) Agriculture & Rural Development:

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, Factors affecting crop production, Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems, Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory, System of Crop Intensification
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, wind, solar and biomass, biofuels, Farm Ponds, Water harvesting structures, 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, Common terms about different species of livestock, Introduction to common feeds and fodders, their classification and utility, Common terms about poultry production and management, Animal husbandry methods in India, Utility classification of breeds of cattle, The concept of mixed farming and its relevance to socio-economic conditions of farmers in India, Introduction to the poultry industry in India (past, present and future status), Complimentary and obligatory nature of livestock and poultry production with that of agricultural farming.
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

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, Recent developments under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Concepts of social forestry, agroforestry, joint forest management

Agriculture Extensions Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programs

Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s (KVK) in the dissemination 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), major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis, Funding mechanisms for climate change projects, Climate change impact to agriculture and rural livelihoods, IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings, Initiatives by Govt of India, NAPCC, SAPCC, INDC.

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 challenges in agriculture measures to enhance, Agricultural Finance and Marketing, Concept, and Types of Farm Management.
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 of change in rural population and rural workforce, Economic, Social and Demographic Characteristics of the Indian rural economy, Issues and challenges in Hand-looms, Farmers, Agricultural Labourers, Artisans, Handicrafts, Traders, Forest dwellers/tribes and others in rural India, Panchayati Raj Institutions – Functions and Working, Rural population in India, Problems, and conditions of rural labor, MGNREGA, NRLM – Aajeevika, Rural Drinking water Programmes, Swatch Bharat, Rural Housing, PURA, and other rural development programs.

For Paper III of NABARD Grade B Exam

Development of Economics Measures of development, Role of subsidies, Importance of agriculture, Development issues in India, Economic Development Models, Importance of savings and investment, Terms of trade in agriculture

Basic statistical concepts, Frequency distribution, Relative dispersion, Elementary Probability, Summarizing of data, Sampling, Axiomatic Approach, Measures of Central Tendency, Correlation, Regression, Sampling Methods, Relative Frequency Approach, Analysis of frequency distribution, Time Series Analysis.

Finance Regulation of Banks & Financial Institutions, Financial system- features, characteristics, and issues, Union Budget; Project finance, Infrastructure financing, Sources of capital, Development finance, Private and Social Cost-Benefit significance of development finance, Banking and Financial Institutions in India, Microfinance, its significance, and importance, Concept of project cycle management, Financial Inclusion

Its nature and scope, Planning, Organisation, Staffing, Directing and Controlling, Leadership, Communication, The Management Processes, The Role of a Manager in an Organisation, Human Resource Development

Admit Card:

  • There won’t be any offline intimation sent to the aspirants, they’d have to download the admit card.
  • All the corresponding details for the examination eg. venue, date, and time would be mentioned on the Admit Card.
  • Aspirants must cross-verify details on the admit card and ensure that they are correct.
  • Any error found on the admit card must be reported to the officials immediately.

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To view NABARD Assistant Exam Results, follow the below simple steps-

  •  Visit the official website of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development.
  • Further, you have to click on the “Career Notices” tab that is available on the top right of the home page.
  • Choose the link that says NABARD Manager Results and NABARD Assistant Manager Results as given below.
  • “Employment of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS) (General & Specialized Disciplines) –  – Roll Nos. of Aspirants shortlisted for Interview” link OR
  • “Employment of Manager in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS) (General Discipline) –  – Roll Nos. of Aspirants shortlisted for Interview” link
  • Click on the suitable link to get the NABARD Mains Exam Result.
  • Enter your Roll Number and Date of Birth in the provided space.
  • Click on the “Find” to Get Results.
  • Print out the hard copy and keep it safe


The minimum qualifying marks that needed for the hiring of the individual is called cut off

Below mentioned is the Cut-off from the previous year’s data

Category Expected Cut-off
UR 64-68
OBC 60-64
SC 56-60
ST 52-56

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