NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria 2021: Check Age Limit, Educational Qualification

NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria 2021: Check Age Limit, Educational Qualification

ByAkash Mishra  |  Updated on: Sep 22, 2021NABARD Grade A 2021 exam notification PDF released now. NABARD Grade A exam date has not been disclosed yet. Stay tuned with us to get the latest updates on the NABARD Grade A 2021 recruitment.
NABARD Grade A 2021 exam notification PDF released now. NABARD Grade A exam date has not been disclosed yet. Stay tuned with us to get the latest updates on the NABARD Grade A 2021 recruitment.
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NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria 2021

NABARD Grade A eligibility criterion is an essential step to know before applying for the NABARD 2021 exam. The standards of NABARD Grade A eligibility criteria are determined by the official authorities of NABARD. Every candidate who is interested to participate in the recruitment process has to fulfill the entire NABARD Grade A eligibility criteria 2021.

The NABARD Grade A eligibility criteria are divided into three different stages. All the stages are mandatory for the candidates. Failing to achieve the criteria at any stage, will debar you from the recruitment process. Below we have described the NABARD Grade A eligibility criteria in detail for your reference.

Stages of NABARD Grade A Eligibility

The different stages of NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria 2021 are as follows:

  • Stage 1: Nationality
  • Stage 2: Age Limit Criteria
  • Stage 3: Educational Qualification

NABARD Grade A Nationality Criteria

The nationality criteria for the NABARD Grade A recruitment is the first stage of eligibility criteria. The candidate who wishes to apply for the NABARD Grade A exam must be either a

(i) Citizen of India or

(ii) A subject of Nepal or

(iii) A subject of Bhutan or

(iv) A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or

(v) A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania

(vi) Migrated students need to read the details provided by NABARD through the brochure.

NABARD Grade A Age Limit Criteria

The candidate must be between 21 and 30 years of age as on 01/07/2021, i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 02/07/1991 and not later than 01/07/2000 (both days inclusive) are eligible to apply.

  • Minimum Age: 21 years
  • Maximum Age: 30 years

Relaxation in the Upper Age Limit: Upper age limit will be relaxed as under:

Sr.NoCategory Relaxation in Age
1Scheduled Caste / Scheduled TribeBy 5 years, i.e. up to 35 years
2Other Backward Classes (OBC)By 3 years, i.e. up to 33 years
3Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWBD)By 10 years (GEN), 13 years (OBC) & 15 years (SC/ST)
4Ex‐ServicemenTo the extent of service rendered by them in Armed Forces plus an additional period of 3 years subject to a maximum of 50 years
5Widows/divorced women/women judicially separated who
are not re‐married
By 10 years
6Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of
Jammu and Kashmir between 1st January 1980 and 31st December 1989.
By 5 years

NABARD Grade A Educational Qualification

To apply for NABARD Grade A recruitment 2021, a candidate must fulfill the following essential qualification as on 01-07-2021.

PostsEducational Qualification
General
  • Candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks aggregate. In the case of 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 CA/CS/CWA with a bachelor's degree, or
  • 2-year full-time P.G. Diploma in Management /full-time MBA degree from Institutions recognized by GOI / UGC with a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline.
Agriculture
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate, OR
  • Post Graduate degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/ Agronomy) with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate from a recognized University / Institution. 
Agriculture Engineering
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Engineering with 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate, or
  • Postgraduate degree in Agriculture Engineering with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate from a recognized University / Institution.
Animal Husbandry
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Sciences / Animal Husbandry from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate, or
  • Post Graduate degree in Veterinary Sciences / Animal Husbandry with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate
Fisheries
  • Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries Science from a recognized University/Institution with 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 55%) in aggregate, or
  • Postgraduate degree in Fisheries Science with 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 50%) in aggregate
Forestry
  • Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from a recognized University/Institution with 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate or
  • Postgraduate degree in Forestry with 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate. 
Plantation/Horticulture
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate, or
  • Post Graduate degree in Horticulture with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate.
Land Development-Soil Science
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with 60% marks (PWBD applicants - 55%) in aggregate, or
  • Post Graduate degree in Agriculture /Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with a minimum of 55% marks (PWBD applicants - 50%) in aggregate from a recognized University / Institution.
Water Resources 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Hydrology/Applied Hydrology or Geology/Applied Geology with Hydrogeology /Irrigation /Water Supply & sanitation as one of the subjects with 60% marks (PWBD applicants 55%) in aggregate, or
  • Post Graduate degree in Hydrology/Applied Hydrology or Geology/Applied Geology with Hydrogeology/Irrigation /Water Supply & sanitation as one of the subjects with 55% marks in aggregate (PWBD applicants 50%) from a recognized University.
Finance
  • BBA (Finance/Banking) / BMS (Finance/Banking) with 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 55%), OR
  • Two years full-time P.G. Diploma in Management (Finance) / Full-time MBA (Finance) degree with 55% (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 50%) from Institutions/ Universities recognized by GoI /UGC with Bachelor's Degree in any discipline.
  • Candidates will be required to submit a certificate from Institution/University regarding specialization in finance OR Bachelor of Financial and Investment Analysis with 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 55%), OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Institution with Membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The Membership of ICAI must have been obtained on or before 01-07-2021 OR CFA.
Computer and Information Technology
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer Applications/Information Technology with 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 55%) in aggregate, OR
  • A post graduate degree in Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer Applications/Information Technology with 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 50%) in aggregate from a recognized university
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RAJBHASHA)
  • Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university in English or Hindi medium with Hindi and English as a compulsory or elective subject with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%) or equivalent in aggregate, and PG Diploma in Translation (minimum one year) in Hindi to English and vice-versa from any recognized University.
  • Candidates must have studied English and Hindi as subjects in at least 02 years of bachelor’s degree course. OR
  • Master’s Degree in HINDI with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%). Candidates must have studied English as a main/ elective subject in at least 02 years of bachelor’s degree course. OR
  • Master’s Degree in ENGLISH with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%). Candidates must have studied Hindi as a main/elective subject in at least 02 years of bachelor’s degree course. Candidates must be able to translate from English to Hindi and vice/versa.

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  • The eligibility criteria for Nabard Grade A 2021 exam is to hold a graduation degree from a recognized university of India.

  • The age limit criteria to appear for the NABARD Grade A 2021 exam is to fall in the range of 21-30 years.

  • Yes, Nabard Grade A officer job is a reputed post with 5 days working. One can easily maintain a good work-life balance at NABARD.

  • In order to participate in the recruitment process, it is important for the candidate to fulfill the entire Nabard Grade A eligibility criteria as defined by the officials.

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