Updated On : 21 Jul, 2022
NABARD (National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development) is an all-India Apex Organization, wholly owned by the Government of India. The NABARD has recently announced 170 vacancies for the post of Assistant Manager (Grade-A) (RDBS &Rajbahsha) & Assistant Manager (P&SS).
Indian citizens can apply for the posts of Assistant Manager in Grade "A" and Assistant Manager (Protocol & Security Service) in Grade "A" in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS)/Rajbhasha Service (NABARD) between 18 July 2022 and 07 August 2022.
Those who want to apply for these posts should read this article as we are sharing all exam-related information here for a clear understanding.
Name of the Post
Exam conducting body
National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development
18th July to 7th August 2022
18 July 2022
Application starts on
18 July 2022
Last date to apply
07 August 2022
Last date to pay the application fee
07 August 2022
07 September 2022 (Tentative)
Recruitment to the post of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS/Rajbhasha)
Step 1. Visit the official website
Step 2. On the homepage click on Career Notices where you have to click on What’s new link.
Step 3. After clicking on the link, a new screen will appear with the apply here the link of Recruitment To The Post Of Assistant Manager In Grade 'A' (P & SS) - 2022.
Step 4. After clicking on Apply here a new screen will appear where you have to fill your credentials to log in.
Step 5. Afterwards, upload your documents and pay the application fees to complete the application process.
Step 6. Now check your details carefully and proceed with the final submission.
Step 7. Then take a printout of your submitted application for future reference.
For Assistant Manager Grade A(RDBS &Rajbahsha)
For SC/ ST/ PWBD
For all others
For Assistant Manager Grade-A (P&SS)
For SC/ ST/ PWBD
For all others
Assistant Manager Grade A (RDBS &Rajbahsha)
Assistant Manager Grade-A (P&SS)
Candidates should be a citizen of India to apply for both posts.
Bachelor’s Degree in a particular discipline means that the candidate must have studied that discipline as main subject in the respective degree course and it must be mentioned in the Degree Certificate issued by the University/Institute.
The candidate must be between 21 and 30 years of age as on 01-07-2022, i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-07-1992 and not later than 01-07-2001.
Between 25 and 40 Years (no relaxation for any category). The candidates born not earlier than 02.07.1982 and not later than 01-07- 1997 (Both days inclusive) are eligible to apply.
He / She should be an Officer with a minimum of five years of Commissioned Service in the Army/Navy/Air Force holding a valid ExServiceman Identity Card
He/She will be responsible for
(i) Watch and Ward arrangements as to internal security, passages, entry and exit points, surveillance through CCTV, monitoring, recording etc. in the Bank's Office Buildings,
(ii) Protocol duties,
(iii)Maintenance/Security of Bank's properties and
(iv)Control over the staff deployed for the purpose.
Relaxation Age For Grade A
Relaxation In Age
SC/ST/Ex-servicemen/Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers
For Assistant Manager (Grade-A) (RDBS &Rajbahsha)
The selection will be in Three Phases
1. Preliminary Examination Structure for Grade A (RDBS/Rajbhasha) :
Name of the Test
No. of Qs.
Test of Reasoning
Bilingual – Hindi and English except for test of English language
Composite time of 120 Minutes for all the tests together
Eco & Soc. Issues (with focus on Rural India)
Agriculture & Rural Development with Emphasis on Rural India
i) Qualifying Section - Test of Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Decision Making
ii) Merit Section - General Awareness, Eco & Soc. Issues (with focus on Rural India), Agriculture & Rural Development with Emphasis on Rural India.
iii) Shortlisting of the candidates for the Main exam will be based on marks scored in the Merit section only.
2. Main Examination
Type of Paper
No. of Questions
ESI & ARD for the post of Generalist &Stream Specific Paper for the post of Specialist/ Rajbhasha
6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each]
Descriptive Answers to be typed using a keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)
3. Interview (RDBS/Rajbhasha) :
The interview will be conducted for 50 Marks.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in order to make the final decision. The Bank maintains the right to increase the minimum experience requirement in order to limit the number of people invited for interviews to those most qualified to fill open positions.
Note: In case of having equal marks in the interview, candidate senior in age will be ranked higher. In case of a further tie-up, the candidate with higher qualifications or in case of similar qualifications, the candidate with higher marks in graduation will be ranked higher.
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 of the topic.
Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development (ESI & ARD):-
Economic & Social Issues: Nature of Indian Economy - Structural and Institutional features - Economic underdevelopment - Opening up the Indian Economy - Globalization - Economic Reforms in India - Privatisation. Inflation - Trends in Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual Income. Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India - Rural and Urban - Measurement of Poverty - Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government. Population Trends - Population Growth and Economic Development - Population Policy in India. Agriculture - Characteristics / Status - Technical and Institutional changes in Indian Agriculture - Agricultural performance - Issues in Food Security in India - Non-Institutional and Institutional Agencies in rural credit. Industry - Industrial and Labour Policy - Industrial performance - Regional Imbalance in India's Industrial Development - Public Sector Enterprises. Rural banking and financial institutions in India - Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector. Globalization of Economy - Role of International Funding Institutions - IMF & World Bank - WTO - Regional Economic Co-operation. Social Structure in India - Multiculturalism - Demographic trends - Urbanisation and Migration - Gender Issues Joint family system - Social Infrastructure - Education - Health and Environment. Education - Status & System of Education - Socio-Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy - Educational relevance and educational wastage - Educational Policy for India. Social Justice: Problems of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes - socio-economic programmes for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other backward classes. Positive Discrimination in favour of the underprivileged - Social Movements -Indian Political Systems - Human Development. Current Economic & Social Issues.
Agriculture & Rural Development:-
Agriculture: definition, meaning and its branches, Agronomy: definition, meaning and scope of agronomy. Classification of field crops. Factors affecting crop production, Agro Climatic Zones; Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems. Problems of dry land agriculture; Seed production, seed processing, seed village; Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory; Precision Farming, System of Crop Intensification, organic farming;
a) Soil and Water Conservation: Major soil types, soil fertility, fertilisers, soil erosion, soil conservation, watershed management;
b) Water Resource: Irrigation Management: types of irrigation, sources of irrigation, crop-water requirement, command area development, water conservation techniques, micro-irrigation, irrigation pumps, major, medium and minor irrigation.
c) Farm and Agri Engineering: Farm Machinery and Power, Sources of power on the farm- human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass, bio fuels, water harvesting structures, farm ponds, watershed management, Agro Processing, Controlled and modified storage, perishable food storage, godowns, bins and grain silos.
d) Plantation & Horticulture: Definition, meaning and its branches. Agronomic practices and production technology of various plantation and horticulture crops. Post-harvest management, value and supply chain management of Plantation and Horticulture crops.
e) Animal Husbandry: Farm animals and their role in Indian economy, Animal husbandry methods in India, common terms pertaining to different species of livestock, Utility classification of breeds of cattle. Introduction to common feeds and fodders, their classification and utility. Introduction to poultry industry in India (past, present and future status), Common terms pertaining to poultry production and management. Concept of mixed farming and its relevance to socio-economic conditions of farmers in India. Complimentary and obligatory nature of livestock and poultry production with that of agricultural farming.
f) Fisheries: Fisheries resources, management and exploitation - freshwater, brackish water and marine; Aquaculture- Inland and marine; biotechnology; post-harvest technology. Importance of fisheries in India. Common terms pertaining to fish production.
g) Forestry: Basic concepts of Forest and Forestry. Principles of silviculture, forest mensuration, forest management and forest economics. Concepts of social forestry, agroforestry, joint forest management. Forest policy and legislation in India, India State of Forest Report 2015. Recent developments under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
h) Agriculture Extensions: Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programmes, Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra's (KVK) in dissemination of Agricultural technologies.
i) Ecology and Climate Change: Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, their sustainable management and conservation. Causes of climate change, Green House Gases (GHG), major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis, distinction between adaptation and mitigation, climate change impact to agriculture and rural livelihood, carbon credit, IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings, funding mechanisms for climate change projects, initiatives by Govt of India, NAPCC, SAPCC, INDC.
j) Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities; recent trends, major challenges in agriculture measures to enhance viability of agriculture. Factors of Production in agriculture; Agricultural Finance and Marketing; Impact of Globalization on Indian Agriculture and issues of Food Security; Concept and Types of Farm Management.
Concept of Rural Area, Structure of the Indian Rural EconomyImportance and role of the rural sector in India- Economic, Social and Demographic Characteristics of the Indian rural economy, causes of Rural Backwardness.
Rural population in India; Occupational structure, Farmers, Agricultural Labourers, Artisans, Handicrafts, Traders, Forest dwellers/tribes and others in rural India- Trends of change in rural population and rural workforce; problems and conditions of rural labour; Issues and challenges in Handlooms
Panchayati Raj Institutions – Functions and Working. MGNREGA, NRLM – Aajeevika, Rural Drinking water Programmes, Swachh Bharat, Rural Housing, PURA and other rural development programmes.
Assistant Manager (RDBS &Rajbahsha)
Assistant Manager (RDBS)
Land Development/Soil Science
Agri Marketing/Agri Business Management
Assistant Manager (P&SS)
Assistant Manager (Protocol & Security Service)
Selected candidates will draw a starting basic pay of Rs.28150/- p.m. in the scale of Rs.28150-1550(4)-34350-1750(7)–46600–EB-1750(4)-53600- 2000(1)-55600 applicable to Officers in Grade 'A'.
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