NABARD Grade A Selection Process 2022: Prelims, Mains & Interview Phase

NABARD Grade A Selection Process 2022: Prelims, Mains & Interview Phase

ByAkash Mishra  |  Updated on: Jul 18, 2022
NABARD Grade A Selection Process 2022: Get the details of the Prelims, Mains and the Interview stages that are a part of the NABARD Grade-A Selection Process. Check out the parameters centering on the three-tiered selection process.
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 NABARD Grade A selection process 2022 beholds an epitome of importance for the aspirants. Being a highly reputable profile it attracts a multitude of candidates towards it, therefore comes with stiff competition. The Selection criteria for the Grade A post is a three-tiered process.

The candidates have to make their way through all the three stages to be recruited as the  Assistant Manager in NABARD. The dedicated information of the NABARD Grade A selection process will lead the aspirants to the steps of success.

The candidates ought to be well versed with the levels of the screening process before kick-starting their preparations. Read the entire post to get acquainted with each level, and strategize the preparation accordingly. The official notifications of the NABARD Grade A selection process 2022 are awaited.

NABARD Grade A Selection Process 2022 (Assistant Manager)

NABARD recruits Assistant Managers (Grade A) through an online selection process. The exam is conducted in three phases. The candidates have to ace all the stages of the NABARD Grade A selection process to get the aspired post of Assistant Manager in the firm.

  • Phase-I (Preliminary Examination) - It is an online objective exam carrying 200 marks. It is qualifying in nature.
  • Phase-II (Main Examination) - It is also an online exam but a mix of MCQ and Descriptive Pattern Namely Paper I and Paper-II.
  • Phase-III (Interview) - Candidates scoring remarkably high in the Main examination are shortlisted for Interviews.

A) Preliminary Examination (Total Marks 200)

The Preliminary examination is qualifying in nature, the scores obtained in this test will not contribute to the final merit list. But, the candidates have to ace through this stage to advance to the Mains stage. The total duration allotted to the Preliminary exam is 120 minutes. Get acquainted with all the subjects and the marks allotted to each section. 

Name of TestMarksTime
Test of Reasoning20120 Minutes Composite Time
English Language30
Decision Making10
Computer Knowledge20
General Awareness20
Quantitative Aptitude20
Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India)40
Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)40

B) Main Examination (200 marks)

The Main examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive patterns.

  • Paper-I- General English: (Descriptive - writing skills - online through the keyboard). The paper will have descriptive questions.
    Duration: 1 ½ hrs – 100 marks
    The analytical and drafting abilities of the candidate shall be assessed through this Descriptive Paper on General English comprising essay writing, comprehension, report writing, paragraph writing & letter writing.
    (Common for Grade ‘A’ – RDBS, Rajbhasha, and Legal)
  • Paper-II (MCQ):
    I) For Grade A (RDBS)
    i) General Discipline as at (i) in Table 1 - Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)
    ii) Specialized Discipline as at (ii) to (xv) in Table 1 -: Paper on related discipline
    Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Marks
    II) For Grade A Rajbhasha
    The Paper will have multiple-choice questions. Duration: 1 ½ hrs – 100 marks proficiency in Hindi including Translation from English to Hindi and Vice versa. The analytical and drafting ability of the candidate shall also be assessed from the descriptive paper.
    III) For Grade A (Legal Services)
    The paper will have multiple-choice questions. Duration: 1 ½ hrs – 100 marks

The paper will be based on proficiency in interpreting various Laws viz., Banking, Negotiable Instruments, Company, Industrial and Cooperative Laws, Cyber laws, Commerce/Property
transactions, Rural non-life insurance, direct financing, staff matters, and good experience in drafting various types of documents.

C) NABARD Grade A Interview (50 marks)

Applicants qualifying in the Phase-II – Main examination and securing a sufficiently high rank in merit shall be short-listed for interview. It will be for 50 Marks. This round being the final stage of the NABARD Grade A selection process will pose stiff competition. The ones who will pave their way through this stage will reach the aspired position and their dreams will be accomplished.

NABARD Grade B Selection Process 2022 (Manager)

The NABARD Grade B selection process consists of two main stages, Preliminary and Mains. Fetch the details of the Grade B selection process and the exams conducted therein.

  • Phase-I (Preliminary Examination)- Same pattern as Assistant Manager Exam.
  • Phase-II (Main Examination)- It consists of three papers. The pattern of Paper I and Paper II is almost similar to the Assistant Manager (Grade A). Paper III tests the candidate’s command over Development Economics, Statistics, Finance & Management.

NABARD Grade A Provisional Allotment

NABARD Grade A provisional allotment will be done on the basis of the marks scored in the mains examination and the interview round. Since the Preliminary phase of the NABARD Grade, A exam is only of qualifying in nature. Therefore, no marks for the Prelims exam will be added to the final allotment.

NABARD Grade A Probation Period

NABARD Grade A probation period is similar to the other bank jobs available in the banking sector. Continue reading to know more about NABARD Grade A probation period-

  • The candidates initially selected have to undergo a probation period of NABARD Grade A post for 2 years.
  • The NABARD Grade a probation period can be extended at the Bank’s discretion, based on the performance of the candidate.
  • All candidates selected for appointment by the Bank are liable to be posted and transferred anywhere in India.

Objectives of NABARD

NABARD and its objectives are given below; it is advised to our candidates to read it carefully to have a detailed overview-

  • NABARD is a development finance institution and its history can be traced back to three decades ago when it replaced Agriculture Credit Department (ACD) and Rural Planning and Credit Cell (RPCC) of RBI as an apex development bank in India solely dedicated to operations in the field of credit for agriculture and other economic activities in rural areas.
  • It also supervises Regional Rural Banks and Rural Cooperative banks. Hence, being an offspring of Reserve Bank of India, it shares the work culture, ethos and development orientation to its parent organization.

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NABARD Selection Process FAQs

  •  The selection process for the NABARD is a three-tiered process. It consists of three under-noted phases. 

    •  Preliminary examination - It is an online objective exam carrying 200 marks. It is qualifying in nature.
    •  Main examination - It is also an online exam but a mix of MCQ and descriptive patterns namely Paper I and Paper-II.
    • Interview - Candidates scoring remarkably high in the Main examination are shortlisted for Interviews.

    NABARD Grade A selection process is one of the most important and crucial steps in a candidate's exam preparation journey. Candidates can only be selected when they qualify in all three rounds meritoriously. 

  • Yes, the Preliminary stage is qualifying in nature. That means the marks obtained in the Preliminary exam will not contribute to the final result. But, it is of equitable importance to clear the Preliminary stage to advance to the subsequent level of the screening process. NABARD Grade A prelims act as an entry pass for candidates interested in the NABARD Grade A exam and though it may be qualifying in nature it is equally important. Therefore, it is advised to our candidates to take this phase seriously and score decent marks. 

  • The official authorities of NABARD decide the passing marks for each stage of selection. There is a set authority of NABARD that decides all the rules and regulations under the NABARD Grade A exam and all the related exams to it.  NABARD Grade A passing marks are decided on many factors such as total subjects and weightage of the subjects.

  •  The selection process for the NABARD Grade-B consists of the main two stages. The levels of the screening process for Grade-B Officers are mentioned herewith: 

    • Phase-I (Preliminary examination)- Same pattern as Assistant Manager Exam.
    • Phase-II (Main examination)- It consists of three papers. The pattern of Paper I and Paper II is almost similar to the Assistant Manager (Grade A). Paper III tests the candidate’s command over Development Economics, Statistics, Finance & Management.
  • The candidates who have performed extremely well in the final stage of the selection process will make their names listed in the final merit list. The marks obtained in the Preliminary round will not contribute to the final result. The marks scored in the Mains exam and the interview will make up the final scores. 

  • Yes, the Assistant Managers in the NABARD have to serve a probationary period of 2 years which can be extended depending on the performance of the candidates. It is advised to remember that the probation period can be extended as per your reporting manager's review and as per your performance. 

  • There is no such restriction on the number of attempts for any category under the NABARD Grade A selection criteria. It is really essential for candidates to be well versed with the number of attempts and other crucial details to avoid any last minute hassle.

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