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NABARD Recruitment 2018 – Assistant Manager in Grade A : National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development

Organisation : National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development – NABARD
Post Name : NABARD Recruitment 2018 – Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’
Date of Closing : 02 April 2018
Date of Opening : 13 March 2018
Total Vacancies : 92
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NABARD Recruitment Assistant Manager Grade A

** Applications are invited from Indian citizens for the post of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) in National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).

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** Candidates can apply only ON-LINE on NABARD website Notices between 13 March 2018 and 02 April 2018.

Important Instructions

Candidates to ensure their eligibility for the post :
** Before applying, candidates should read all the instructions carefully and ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria for the advertised post.

Mode of Application

** Candidates are requested to apply only ON-LINE through Bank’s website
** No other mode of submission of application will be accepted by NABARD.

Important Dates

Website Link Open – Online Registration and Payment of Online Fees/Intimation Charges 13th March 2018 to 2nd April 2018
Last date for submission of online Applications 2nd April 2018

(Time 23.59 hours)

Download of Phase I (Preliminary Exam) Admission Letters 27th April 2018 onwards
Phase I (Preliminary Exam) – Online Examination 12th May 2018 @
Phase II (Main) – Online Examination 6th June 2018 @
@ NABARD reserves the right to change the dates on account of administrative exigencies

Number of Vacancies



Name of the Discipline No. of vacancies
Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) – Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’
i) General 46
ii) Animal Husbandry 5
iii) Chartered Accountant 5
iv) Economics 9
v) Environmental Engineering 2
vi) Food Processing / Food Technology 4
vii) Forestry

al Husbandry

viii) Land Development (Soil Science) / Agriculture 8
ix) Minor Irrigation (Water Resources) 6
x) Social Work 3
Total-RDBS 92

Reservation Of Vacancies



i) General 23 7 3 13* 46 4
ii) Animal Husbandry 3 1 1 5
iii) Chartered Accountant 3 1 1 5
iv) Economics 5 1 3 9
v) Environmental Engineering 1 1 2
vi) Food Processing / Food Technology 2 1 1 4
vii) Forestry 2 1 1 4
viii) Land Development (Soil Science) / Agriculture 4 1 1 2 8
ix) Minor Irrigation (Water Resources) 3 1 1* 1 6
x) Social Work 1 1 1 3
Total-RDBS 47 13 7 25 92

* – Backlog vacancy – 01 in OBC from 2016 batch in General Discipline and 01 vacancy in ST from 2017 batch in Water Resources Development & Management.

@ – Reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disability (PWBD) shall be applied @4% of total vacancies, horizontally, within the overall vacancies earmarked for various categories viz., UR, SC, ST & OBC in General Discipline.

Eligibility Criteria

Important Points

** A candidate can apply for AM (RDBS) in Grade A under only one option from among the options given at Sr.No.(i) to (x) in Table 1.
** It is clarified that candidate applying for AM -General cannot apply for another discipline viz., Animal Husbandry/ Chartered Accountant/ Economics, etc., and vice a versa

** The candidate may apply only for discipline of his/her choice.
** Reserved category candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC (Non Creamy Layer) may apply against unreserved vacancies in those disciplines in which no vacancies have been reserved for their category.

Educational Qualification

** The candidate must possess the required educational qualification as on 01 March 2018.
** The result of final term / semester/year examination of the required educational qualification must have been declared on or before 01 March 2018.
** In other words, candidates whose final year/semester results have been declared on or after 02 March 2018 are not eligible to apply.

** Bachelor’s Degree in a particular discipline means that the candidate must have studied that discipline as main subject in all the semesters / years of respective degree course and it must be mentioned in the Degree Certificate issued by the University/Institute.

General :
** Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with a minimum of 50% marks [SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%]
** Post Graduate degree with a minimum of 50% marks [SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%]

Animal Husbandry :
** Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Sciences/Animal Husbandry with a minimum of 50% marks [SC applicants 45%]
** Post Graduate degree in Veterinary Sciences / Animal Husbandry with a minimum of 50% marks [SC applicants 45%]

Chartered Accountant :
** Bachelor’s Degree with Economics/Agriculture Economics with 50% marks [ST applicants -45%]
** Post Graduate degree in Economics /Agriculture Economics with a minimum of 50% marks [ST applicants-45%]

Environmental Engineering :
** Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science / Environmental Engineering / Climate Change / Climate Change Adaptation with 50% marks

** Post graduate degree in Environmental Science / Environmental Engineering / Climate Change / Climate Change Adaptation with 50% marks

Food Processing/Food Technology :
** Bachelor’s degree in Food Processing /Food Technology with 50% marks [ST applicants 45%]
** Post Graduate degree in Food Processing /Food Technology with 50% marks [ST applicants 45%]

Forestry :
** Bachelor’s degree in Forestry with 50% marks [SC applicants 45%]
** Post Graduate degree in Forestry with 50% marks [SC applicants 45%]

Land Development (Soil Science) / Agriculture :
** Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with 50% marks [SC/ST applicants – 45%]

** Post Graduate degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with a minimum of 50% marks [SC/ST applicants 45%]

Minor Irrigation (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 50% marks [SC/ST applicants 45%]

** Post Graduate degree in Hydrology/Applied Hydrology or Geology/Applied Geology with Hydrogeology /Irrigation /Water Supply & sanitation as one of the subjects with 50% marks in aggregate [SC/ST applicants 45%]

Social Work :
** Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with 50% marks [SC applicants 45%]
** Post Graduate degree in Social Work with 50% marks [SC applicants 45%]

Age Limit

** As on 01 March 2018 The candidate must be between 21 and 30 years of age as on 01.03.2018, i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.03.1988 and not later than 01.03.1997).

Relaxation in Upper Age Limit

Upper age limit may be relaxed by :
a. 03 years in case of eligible OBC applicants

b. a maximum of 05 years in case of :
(i) Applicants belonging to SC/ST
(ii) Ex-servicemen
(iii) Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers
(iv) Applicants who had ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period 01 January 1980 to 31 December 1989
(v) Children/family members of victims died in the 1984 riots.

PWBD General Applicants : 10 years
PWBD OBC Applicants : 13 years
PWBD SC/ST Applicants : 15 Years

Note : No Cumulative Age Relaxation Will Be Available To Any Applicant, Save As Provided Above

Selection Procedure

A. The selection will be in three Phases as furnished below :

Phase I – Preliminary Examination (Online Exam)
Objective Type: MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) carrying 200 marks.

Duration: 120 Minutes Composite Time

i) Test of Reasoning – – 20 questions – 20 marks

ii) English Language – – 40 questions – 40 marks

iii) Computer Knowledge – 20 questions – 20 marks

iv) General Awareness – 20 questions – 20 marks

v) Quantitative Aptitude – 20 questions – 20 marks

vi) Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) – 40 questions – 40 marks

vii) Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) – 40 questions- 40 marks

Total Marks : 200

Phase II – Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive pattern.
Paper-I – General English: (Descriptive – online through key board)

The paper will have descriptive questions carrying 100 marks.

Duration: 1 ½ hrs

The analytical and drafting abilities of the candidate shall be assessed through the Descriptive Paper on General English comprising essay writing, comprehension, report writing, paragraph

writing & letter writing. Essay (40 Marks), Precis (20 Marks), Questions on the Precis para (20 Marks), Report / Letter Writing (20 Marks).

Paper–II (MCQ) : i) for posts as at (i) in Table I – Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on rural India)

ii) for posts as at (ii) to (x) in Table I : Paper on related discipline

Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Marks

Phase III – Interview
Applicants qualifying in the Phase-II Examination and securing sufficiently high rank in merit shall be short-listed for interview.

Marks for Interview : 25 Marks

Note :
** The Preliminary Examination is only qualifying in nature and is meant to serve as a screening test.
** The calling ratio for Interview shall be a maximum of 1:5
** There will be penalty for wrong answers marked by the candidate.
** For every wrong answer marked, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty in Phase I and Phase II, both.

Application Fee

** Non-Refundable
Application fee for the post will be as under :

Category of applicant Application Fee Intimation charges etc. Total
For SC/ ST/ PWBD NIL Rs.150/- Rs.150/-
For all others Rs.650/- Rs.150/- Rs.800/-

** @All employees of NABARD satisfying the educational qualification criteria would be eligible to apply.

** The fee/intimation charges waiver is only for those employees of NABARD (Staff Candidates) who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post.
** The status as staff candidate will be verified at the time of interview.

Emoluments & Service Conditions

Pay Scale

** Selected candidates will draw a starting basic pay of Rs.28150/- p.m. in the scale of 28150-1550(4) -34350-1750(7) – 46600 –EB – 1750(4)- 53600-2000(1)-55600 applicable to Officers in Grade ‘A’

** They will be eligible for Dearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance, and Grade Allowance as per rules in force from time to time.
** At present, initial monthly gross emoluments are approximately Rs.61,000/.


** Bank’s accommodation subject to availability, reimbursement of expenses for maintenance of vehicle for official purpose, newspaper, internet, telephone charges, book grant, allowance for furnishing of residence, etc. as per eligibility.

** Initial appointment of a selected applicant will be on probation for a period of 02 years, which may, at the Bank’s discretion, be extended for a further maximum period of one year.
** The selected candidates will be required to undergo induction training in the National Bank Staff College, Lucknow followed by desk and field training in the Regional Offices.

** All candidates selected for appointment by the Bank are liable to be posted and transferred anywhere in India.

How To Apply

** Eligible applicants are required to apply online through website
** No other means/ mode of application will be accepted.
** The application form should be filled in English only.

** Candidates to go to the official website,then Click Career Notices & click on the option “Apply Online” which will open a new screen.


Application Registration

Then recruitment screen will be displayed click the link for online registration .


** To register application, choose the tab “Click here for New Registration”

Read all the Instruction then click to continue button.


Registration Details :
Step 1 : Enter your First Name [Arun]
Step 2 : Enter your Confirm First Name [Arun]
Step 3 : Enter your Middle Name [kumar]
Step 4 : Re Enter your Confirm Middle Name [kumar]
Step 5 : Enter Your Last Name [Fdo]
Step 6 : Re Enter Your Confirm Last Name [Fdo]
Step 7 : Full name will be displayed automatically [arun kumar fdo]

Step 8 : Enter Your Mobile Number [9812345678]
Step 9 : Re Enter Your Confirm Mobile Number [9812345678]
Step 10 : Enter your alternative Number [9876543210]
Step 11 : Enter your Email ID [abcde]
Step 12 : Select your Email Domain Address []
Step 13 : Enter your confirm Email Address[]
Step 14 : Enter the Security Code [q6wmm]
Step 15 : Click Save & Next Button

Conformation message will be opened. Click ok button and get your username & password

Photo & Signature Procedure

In Case The Signature Or Face In The Photograph Is Unclear, The Application May Be Rejected.
Candidate May Edit The Application And Re-Upload The Photograph/ Signature In Such Case.

Photograph Image :
** Photograph must be a recent passport size colour picture.
** The picture should be in colour, against a light-coloured, preferably white, background.
** Look straight at the camera with a relaxed face.
** If you have to use flash, ensure there’s no “red-eye”.
** Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (preferred).
** Size of file should be between 20kb-50kb.

Signature Image :
** The applicant has to sign on white paper with Black Ink pen.
** The signature must be signed only by the applicant and not by any other person.
** Size of file should be between 10kb —20kb.
** Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 20KB.
** In case of mismatch, the candidate may be disqualified. Dimensions 140 x 60 pixels

Scanning the Photograph Image and Signature :
** Set the scanner resolution to a minimum of 200 dpi
** Set Color to True Color.
** File Size as specified above.
** Crop the image in the scanner to the edge of the photograph/signature, then use the upload editor to crop the image to the final size

Procedure for Uploading the Photograph and Signature :
** There will be two separate links for uploading Photograph and Signature.
Step 1 : Click on the link “Upload Photograph / Signature”.
Step 2 : Browse & Select the location where the Scanned Photo file has been saved.
Step 3 : Browse & Select the location where the Scanned Signature file has been saved. And Select the file by clicking on it.
Step 4 : Click the ‘Upload’ button. then click Next Button
** Your Online Application will not be registered unless you upload your photo and signature as specified.

Candidates are advised to carefully fill and verify the details filled in the online application themselves as no change will be possible after clicking the FINAL SUBMIT BUTTON.

Payment Of Fees – Online Mode

** The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and the payment process can be completed by following the instructions.
** Payment can be made by using only Master/Visa/Rupay Debit or Credit Cards or Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash cards/Mobile Wallets by providing information as asked on the screen.

** After submitting your payment information in the online application form, Please Wait For The Intimation From The Server.
** Do Not Press Back Or Refresh Button In Order To Avoid Double Charge
** On successful completion of the transaction, an e-Receipt will be generated.

** Non-generation of ‘E-Receipt’ indicates PAYMENT FAILURE.
** Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-Receipt and online Application Form containing fee details.

Application Fee / Intimation Charges : (Non Refundable)
** Applicable Fee is Non Refundable and has to be paid Online.
** Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate.

General Instructions

Hall Ticket

Download Of Examination /Interview/Offer/Appointment Letters :
** Visit NABARD’s website for downloading call letters for online test (Phase I & II) and subsequent events.
** Applicant is required to use (i) Registration Number/Roll Number, (ii) Password/Date of Birth for downloading the call letter.

** Candidate needs to affix recent recognizable photograph on the call letter preferably the same as provided during registration and appear at the examination centre with (i) Call Letter (ii) Photo Identity Proof as stipulated in clause 3 below and also specified in the call letter and photocopy of the same Photo Identity Proof as brought in original.

Identity Verification

** In the examination hall for each shift, as well as at the time of interview, the call letter along with original and a photocopy of the candidate’s currently valid photo identity such as PAN Card/ Passport/permanent Driving Licence/ Voter’s Card/ Bank Passbook with photograph/ Photo identity proof issued by a Gazzetted Officer on official letterhead/ Photo identity proof issued by a People’s Representative on official letterhead/ valid recent Identity Card issued by a recognized College/ University / Aadhar/E-Aadhar card with a photograph/ Employee ID/ Bar Council Identity Card with photograph should be submitted to the invigilator for verification.

** Ration card and Learner’s Driving License will not be considered valid ID proof.

Candidates Reporting Late

** The reporting time mentioned on the call letter is prior to the start time of the test.
** Candidates may be required to be at the venue for approximately one hour more than the duration of the test including the time required for completion of various formalities such as verification and collection of various requisite documents, logging in, giving of instructions.

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