NABARD Recruitment to the post of Officers in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS)
Applications are invited from Indian citizens for the post of 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.
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. NABARD would admit to the Examinations
all the candidates applying for this post with the applicable requisite fee/intimation charges
on the basis of the information furnished in the ON-LINE application and shall verify their
eligibility at the stage of interview as also joining. If at that stage, it is found that any
information furnished in the ON-LINE application is false/ incorrect or if according to NABARD,
the candidate does not satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post, his/ her candidature will be
cancelled and he/she will not be allowed to appear for interview or to join the service.
Mode of Application:
Candidates are requested to apply only ON-LINE through Bank’s website www.nabard.org.
No other mode of submission of application will be accepted by NABARD.
The selection will be in three Phases as furnished below:
1. Manager in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS)
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 marks
ii) English Language – 40 marks
iii) Computer Knowledge –20 marks
iv) General Awareness – 20 marks
v) Quantitative Aptitude – 20 marks
vi) Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) –40 marks
vii) Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) – 40 marks
Total 200 marks
Phase II – Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive
Paper – I (Writing skills online through key board) General English: (Descriptive)
The paper will have descriptive questions carrying 100 marks.
Duration: 1 ½ hrs
The analytical and drafting ability of the candidate shall be assessed from the Descriptive
English paper through essay writing, comprehension, report writing, paragraph writing &
Paper–II (MCQ) Economic and Social Issues and Agri. and Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) for General Posts and Agriculture for candidates applying for Manager
(RDBS) Agriculture Post
Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Mark
Paper–III (MCQ) Development Economics, Statistics, Finance & Management
Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Mark
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: 40 Marks
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