NABARD GRADE B Exam 2022: Latest News, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

September 9, 2022

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A development bank for providing credit and other facilities for the development of Agriculture; village industries; small-scale industries; and other rural craft and other economic activities too in a rural area to promote rural development and secure wealth. Above all, NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) hires qualified candidates on a permanent and contract basis. Recruitment for Group A, B, and C positions are done regularly. Most important, NABARD is inviting applications for the Post of Manager in Grade B in the RDBS (Rural Developing Banking Service). They accept applications online through the NABARD office website. Application is open from 17th July 2021 to 07th August 2021. However, the application date is closed, now candidates can get all other details of the examination. To begin with, NABARD holds exams in PAN India for different positions. The Stages of Exams for NABARD Exam Recruitment 2021
  • Prelims
  • Main
  • Interview
The recruitment is done based on the performance in both Exams as well as in the Interview. Consequently, the NABARD bank exam will be conducted online with centers all over India. The Aspirants must be graduated with an undergraduate/postgraduate degree. Also with a qualified percentage with 3 years experience in the field of finance or banking. And also should be aged between 25 to 36. In detail, Get the application link from here. And also read the complete details of the recruitment before further application submission.

NABARD Grade B Exam

To clarify, apply for the exam online using the official NABARD website No other website is currently active to accept the application for NABARD Grade ‘B’. Main Highlights of NABARD Grade ‘B’ Examination
Conducting Authority National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development
Name of the POST Grade B – Manager
Exam Mode Online
Phases of Exam Prelim Main Exam Personal Interview
Number of Vacancies 7
Date of Application Submission July 17th, 2021 to 07th August 2021
Date of Prelims Exam 17th September 2021
Mains Exam Date To be Notified
Mark Distribution of Each Phase Phase 1- 200 Marks (2 Hours)Phase 2 -1 Paper – 100 Marks, Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes2 Paper – 100 Marks, Duration: 2 Hours (Objective + Descriptive) 3 Paper – 100 Marks, Duration: 2 Hours (Objective + Descriptive) Phase 3 – 75 Marks
Office Website
Result To be Notified
However, the application is an ongoing process, applicants are instructed to be updated with the help of the official website of NABARD.

NABARD Grade B – Notification / Important Dates

By all means, NABARD Grade B notification is often one of the most avidly expected announcements as well as a great platform. It is considered one of the best platforms for all applicants who want to pursue a career in agriculture. The notification for the examination of NABARD for the post of manager has been released on the official website handle of NABARD. To enumerate the details of vital notifications about the bank recruitment NABARD Grade B 2021. Important Dates:
Event Date
Application Starting Date July 17th, 2021
Application Closing Date 07th August 2021
Prelims Exam Date 17th September 2021
Download Admit Card for Prelims To be notified
NABARD Main Exam Date To be notified
Download Admit Card for Mains To be notified
Date of Interview To be notified
That is to say, the NABARD Grade B Prelims exam date is out – 17th September 2021. Further notifications are yet to release from the side of NABARD, which will be released soon. The authorities have requested the aspirants to stay updated with the official website of NABARD.

NABARD Grade B Examination Date

NABARD Grade B Prelim Exam 2021 Date is out! Exam dates for Assistant Manager and Manager positions have been released by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). On September 17, 2021, NABARD had scheduled an exam for the Manager post in Grade B RDBS (Rural Development Banking Service). And on 18th September 2021, Assistant Manager in Grade A (Rajbhasha Service). The NABARD Grade B Recruitment Notification 2021 has been released with overall 7 vacancies. The bank recruitment process started on July 17th, 2021. Aspirants are suggested to complete the application before the last date 8th August 2021. Get all other details as well as the office notifications link.

NABARD 2022 – Application Fees

The Application is accepted both by online and offline mode. As a result, the application fee can also be submitted through the bank with extra bank charges. For online submission of NABARD Grade ‘B’ application fee, ensure apply with correct details before proceeding. Aspirants can pay the fee (600/ – INR) via Credit Card/ Debit Card, Net banking, etc.
Category Application Fee Charges Total Fee
SC/ST/PWD NIL 150/- 150/-
General 750/- 150/- 950/-

Eligibility Criteria

Firstly, read all the instructions carefully to ensure all the eligibility criteria are fulfilled to apply for the post. All the necessary Competent / eligibility must be fulfilled before application. As false/incorrect information or if the candidate does not fit under specific eligibility criteria will be canceled at the interview/joining stage.
  • Educational Qualifications 
General category applicants must be a Postgraduate with a percentage of 60% of Mark in any subject. For other categories, SC/ST/PWD applicants must acquire not less than 50%.
  • In case, the university or College marking scheme aggregate grade points (e.g., OGPA/CGPA/CPI) then the following are considered:
  • The college/university will allot the particular Grade corresponding to a specific Class or percentage, the same will be accepted.
For instance, if the College/University does define any class or percentage to the aggregate Grade, the following will be considered:
CGPA/CPI/OGPA / any Grade in 10 Point Scale Aggregate percentage Class
6.75 60% First
6.25 55% Second
5.75 50% Second
5.25 45% Second
  • Nationality
NABARD Grade ‘B’ is open only for Indian citizens.
  • Age Limit 
Likewise, any entrance exam, NABARD Grade B also set forth an age limitation. The applicant has to be at least 25 years old and not more than 32 years old as of July 1, 2021. That is, the aspirants must have been born between July 2, 1989, and July 1, 1996. Age relaxation corresponds to categories
Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST (PWBD) 15 Years
OBC (PWBD) 13 Years
General (PWBD) 10 Years
SC 5 Years
OBC 3 Years
For further more details about eligibility criteria go to
  • Experience
A minimum of three years (Categories – SC/PWBD – 2 years) in related fields such as banking, agriculture, finance, and Allied and Rural development is required.

NABARD Grade B 2021 Vacancies / Opening

The vacancies were announced at the same time as the NABARD recruitment notice. Accordingly, candidates can review this year’s recruitment vacancies for the NABARD Grade B notification 2021.
Categories No. of Vacancies
UR 03
SC 01
OBC 02
EWS 01
Total 07
Some other important points under vacancies
  • Firstly, NABARD holds the right to change the number of positions available in any category.
  • Candidates are applied horizontally within the overall vacancies given for various categories – UR, SC, ST, and OBC – reservation for PWBD (Persons with Benchmark Disability).
  • Applicants who fall within the SC/ST/OBC/PWBD categories are given priority.
  • Candidates who come under the OBC category are under ‘Creamy Layer’ are ineligible for OBC reservation. Candidates then must select General as their category. *Creamy Layer: If the family’s annual income exceeds 4.5 lakhs annually
  • Also, aspirants from the reserved categories should apply under the UR category for positions where vacancies are not reserved.
  • Along with that, Candidates who fall within the PWBD category will be eligible for age relaxation and an application fee waiver. They will, although, be liable for the intimation fees.

NABARD 2021 Grade B Salary & Perks

In short, the NABARD is quite popular among the aspirants seeking Bank Jobs. One of the reasons why candidates select a career at NABARD is that it provides excellent growth opportunities. And also, one can earn well. Grade B recruitment for Manager Post offers engaging pay with other perks.
  • Basic Pay: 35150/- p.m.
  • In-Hand Salary: Initial monthly Gross returns stand at approximately ₹ 73600/- p.m.
  • Allowances: Dearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance, and together with Grade Allowance, as determined by the rules in place at the time.
Other Benefits: 
  • NABARD Grade B is also responsible for paying for car maintenance, newspaper, internet, and telephone charges, book grants.  And also, allowance for residential furnishing, according to eligibility.
  • Employees can also get hospital treatment, a festival allowance, a leave travel concession, and low-interest loans.

Syllabus for Grade B NABARD Exam

Before preparing for any exam, it is important to get familiarized with the syllabus. The idea of the topic and subtopics will let the aspirants get a complete overview of the examination. Furthermore, candidates should go over the NABARD Grade B syllabus to create a study plan for themselves. The Exam has 3 phases – Prelims, Mains and Interview. Given are the topics of the Examination. Preliminary Examination Syllabus Overview
  • English: First of all, Error Spotting / Phrase Replace; Reading Comprehension; Cloze Test; and also, Para Jumble
  • Reasoning: Puzzles; Input-Output; Data sufficiency; Inequality; Statement based questions; as well as, Miscellaneous Questions
  • Quantitative Aptitude: Firstly, Problem on Ages; HCF and LCM; Inequalities; Data Sufficiency; Approximation and Simplification; Data interpretation; Simple Interest and Compound Interest; Profit and Loss; Mensuration; and as well as Speed, Distance and Time
  • Computer Awareness: DBMS; Networking; Input/output devices; History of computer & generations, Shortcuts; MS Office; and also, Internet
  • General Awareness: Current Affairs and Banking and Economy; Insurance
  • Economic & Social Issue: Economic Underdevelopment; Nature of Indian Economy; Privatization, Economic Reforms; Globalization; Inflation; Social Infrastructure; Education, Human Development; Social Justice; Education; Social structure in India; Demographic trends
  • Agriculture and Rural Development: Agriculture Extensions Ecology & Climatic Changes; Water resource; Farm & Agri Engineering; Soil Erosion and Water Conservation; Animal Husbandry; Plantation & Horticulture; Fisheries, Forestry; Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture.
Mains Examination Syllabus Overview Altogether, Mains Exam for Grade B NABARD consists of 3 papers. Here is an overview of the Mains exam major topics:
  1. English Language (Descriptive Exam): Paragraph writing, Formal letter, Report writing, Informal letter, Letter writing, Essay writing, and also, Comprehension
  2. Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture and Rural Development (Descriptive + Objective).
  3. Finance & Management, Statistics, and Development Economics (Descriptive + Objective).

NABARD Grade B 2021 – Exam Pattern

NABARD invites applications for the position of Manager (Grade B) in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) every year. The three phases/stages of the recruitment process are:
  • Firstly, Prelims Exam – Online Objective Multiple Choice Question
  • Mains Exam – Online Descriptive & Objective
  • And finally, Interview
Preliminary Exam: –
Sections Marks
Test of Reasoning 20
English language 30
Computer Knowledge 20
Quantitative Aptitude 20
Decision Making 10
General Awareness 20
Economic and Social Issues 40
Agriculture & Rural Development 40
Total 200 Marks
Although, the Prelim exam for NABARD Grade B is considered to be the phase to qualify with ease.
Mains Exam: – To list the Mains Exam pattern:
Paper Marks
General English 100
Economic & Social Issue 100
Development Economics, Statistics, Finance, and Management 100
In the Mains Examination, there will be a negative marking of ¼ Mark deduction for every wrong answer.

NABARD – Admit Card

NABARD Grade A/B admit cards for prelims, mains, and interviews will be released individually on the official website. By logging in with the registration number or roll number and date of birth or password, candidates will be able to get their admit card. Candidates will not be allowed to enter the exam center unless they have their NABARD admit card. The admit card release date is yet to be notified, thus aspirants are instructed to get updated with the help of NABARD.

Result: Expected Date and How to Check

As a result prelims, mains, and final selection results for NABARD Grade B 2021 will be announced separately online. Certainly, download the result in a PDF document from the official website. However, the report is released a few days after the NABARD Grade B result is announced. Candidates must enter their registration number and date of birth to get their scorecard. Basically, the NABARD Grade B prelims test will be conducted on 17th September 2021. After the announcement of the result date, follow these steps:
  • Sign in to NABARD with the personal credentials.
  • Go to Result under the navigation bar.
  • Then, search for the result tab for 2021 and press.
  • Fill up the required field with Registration Number/Roll Number & Date of Birth.
  • Finally, press Submit button.

How to Apply for NABARD Grade B 2021

NABARD application procedure began on July 17, 2021, on the organization’s official website. The link to the online application is now active. On or before August 7, 2021, interested candidates can apply directly for the NABARD Recruitment 2021 through the direct link provided below. Whereas, the application submission can be done both online or offline. The following are the offline procedure:
  • Firstly, applicants must download and print bank challan.
  • Then, Fill out the form and send it to a nearby bank, along with an application cost of INR 600 and bank charges.
  • Further, following that the bank will generate a unique transaction number, also known as the journal number, which will be written by the bank employees.
  • Then, the challan will be kept for reference by the bank manager. Afterward, the remaining two portions of the challan will be returned to the candidate.
  • Before leaving, the candidate must write the journal number on the challan.
For online submission follow these steps:
  • To apply online, candidates must visit their official site (
  • Then, Go to the career tab on the home page;
  • Candidates should read the official notification and then register before applying.
  • After registration, auto-response confirmation emails will send the registration ID and password.
  • Further, a page displaying the created registration number and password indicates successful registration.
  • After that, the candidate should click on the link for the position that he or she wishes to apply for.
  • Next, they must complete the application form with proper information. Then, attach a scanned passport-size photograph and signature (if required).
  • The application form must be filed by the deadline.
  • Meanwhile, it is recommended to print down the application form for future reference.
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Q. What is the NABARD Grade B hiring process for?

A. The NABARD Grade B is the recruitment Manager post in the Rural Development Banking Service.

Q. Does NABARD conduct Grade B recruits every year?

A. No, NABARD Grade B recruiting is dependent on the number of vacancies.

Q. What is the NABARD Grade B recruitment procedure like?

A. NABARD Grade B selection procedure includes Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, as well as interview.

Q. How many attempts are there for NABARD Grade B?

A. NABARD does not possess any limitation to the number of attempts. However, the aspirants must come under the eligible age i.e., age of 25 to 32 years on 01-07-2021.

Q. How many openings are there for this year’s NABARD Manager post?

A. For NABARD Grade B 2021, there are 7 openings for Manager Grade B Post.

Q. Is the NABARD Grade B Preliminary Exam date release?

A. Yes, NABARD has released the examination date for both Grade A & Grade Prelims, which is scheduled for 17th September 2021.

Q. How do pay the fee for NABARD Grade B Exam?

A. Candidates can pay their NABARD Grade B examination fees offline by following the offline procedure as well as using the Online mode.  With the online use Credit Cards or Master/Visa/Rupay Debit, Internet Banking, or Internet Banking

Q. What is the graduation percentage required for the NABARD Grade B exam?

A. For the NABARD Grade B exam, 60 percent of graduation marks are necessary (55 percent for SC/PWBD applicants).

Q. Does the NABARD Grade B test have any pre-exam training?

A. Yes, of course, candidates belonging to the SC/ST/OBC/PWBD categories receive pre-exam training before the exam.

Q. Is there any experience required to attend NABARD Grade B Exam?

A. Yes, the candidate must have at least 3-year experience in the field of finance, banking, or Allied & Rural development. Also with an education qualification Post Graduation.

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