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Advertisement No.4/Grade A/2017-18
Recruitment to the post of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS)
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). Candidates can apply only ON-LINE on NABARD website www.nabard.org/Career Notices between 13 March 2018 and 02 April 2018.
Phase I (Preliminary Exam) – Online Examination 12th May 2018 @
Phase II (Main) – Online Examination 6th June 2018 @
No. Of Vacancies:
UR : 47
SC : 13
OBC : 25
Total vacancies : 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
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (as on 01 March 2018)
The candidate may apply only for discipline of his/her choice. In case of multiple
applications across or within disciplines from same candidate, only the last application submitted by him / her will be considered valid and fee against all other applications will be forfeited.
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.
i. General: Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with a minimum of 50% marks
(SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree with a
minimum of 50% marks in aggregate (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) from a
recognized University or Ph.D OR Chartered Accountant /Cost Accountant /
Company Secretary with Bachelor’s degree OR Two years full time P.G. Diploma in Management / full time MBA degree from Institutions/Universities recognized by GOI / UGC with Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline.
ii. Animal Husbandry: Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Sciences/Animal
Husbandry with a minimum of 50% marks (SC applicants 45%) in aggregate or
Post Graduate degree in Veterinary Sciences / Animal Husbandry with a
minimum of 50% marks (SC applicants 45%) in aggregate from any recognized
University / Institute.
iii. Chartered Accountant: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Institution with Membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The Membership of ICAI must have been obtained on or before 01 March 2018.
iv. Economics: Bachelor’s Degree with Economics/Agriculture Economics with 50% marks (ST applicants -45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Economics /Agriculture Economics with a minimum of 50% marks (ST applicants-45%) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution. Candidates with Economics as one of the main subjects at all years/semesters of the course, will only be eligible.
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AGE (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).
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
The Preliminary Examination is only qualifying in nature and is meant to serve as a screening test.
Illustrative syllabus for Phase II (Main Examination) may be as furnished below:
For All Posts from (i) to (x) in Table 1
1) Paper I – English: Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office
Correspondence. The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expressions and understanding the topic.
Official Detailed Advertisement : https://www.nabard.org/auth/writereaddata/CareerNotices/1303180258Advt%202018-Grade%20A-Final-13.03.2018.pdf
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Detailed Syllabus for direct recruitment Grade A, 2018
Chartered Accountant : https://www.nabard.org/auth/writereaddata/CareerNotices/1503185338Chartered%20Accountant.pdf
Environmental engineering : https://www.nabard.org/auth/writereaddata/CareerNotices/1503185416Environmental%20Engineering.pdf
Food processing- Food technology : https://www.nabard.org/auth/writereaddata/CareerNotices/1503185446Food%20Processing%20-%20Food%20Technology.pdf
Forestry : https://www.nabard.org/auth/writereaddata/CareerNotices/1503185456Forestry.pdf
Land developement (Social Science) – Agriculture : https://www.nabard.org/auth/writereaddata/CareerNotices/1503185509Land%20Development%20(Soil%20Science)%20-%20Agriculture.pdf
Minor Irrigation (Water resources) : https://www.nabard.org/auth/writereaddata/CareerNotices/1503185521Minor%20Irrigation%20(Water%20Resources).pdf
Social Work : https://www.nabard.org/auth/writereaddata/CareerNotices/1503185534Social%20Work.pdf
For detailed syllabus of General , click on detailed advertisement link.
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Source : NABARD official website