NABARD Grade A Officer Recruitment 2020: (Admit Card OUT)

NABARD Grade A Officer Recruitment 2020: (Update) NABARD has released the Admit card for the Grade ‘A’ officer 2020 post on their official website, so those candidates who had applied for the post may download their admit from the link given below on this page. The examination for the said post will be held on 25th of February 2020.

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has issued the notification for the 154 posts of Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’ Officer 2020 for the post of RDBS, Rajbhasha, Legal, and P & SS posts. The NABARD Grade A online application for the said post started from the 15th of January 2020 and will be available to 03-02-2020.

All the interested candidates who are eligible and wanted to apply for the said post may apply through online mode from the official website of the bank or from the link available on this page the online application procedure will start from 15th of January 2020 to 03-02-2020

Below we have shared all the information related to the Grade ‘A’ officer.

NABARD Officer Grade ‘A’ Recruitment 2020

Name of the Bank National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
Post category Grade A officer Assistant Manager
Name of the post RDBS, Rajbhasha, Legal Service and P & SS
Number of posts 154
Date of commencement of online application 15th of January 2020
Last date to apply online  03-02-2020
Last date for Editing the application form 03-02-2020
Last date for printing the application form 18-02-2020
Date of Online fee payment 15-01-2020 to 03-02-2020
Application fee For RDBS, Rajbhasha and legal service: Rs 800/- for all categories SC/ST categories: Rs 150/-
For P & SS: Rs 750/- for all categories for SC/ST categories: Rs 100/-
For P & SS: Interview only
Selection procedure RDBS, Rajbhasha and legal service: Prelims, Mains and Interview
Article categoryRecruitment notification
Job locationAcross India
Official website

A detailed list of NABARD Grade A vacancy

NABARD has invited application for 154 posts of Grade ‘A’ officer from the eligible candidates, below we have given the list of detailed vacancy

Post Total vacancies
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (Rural Development Banking Services) 139
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (Rajbhasha service) 08
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (Legal Service) 03
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (Protocol & Security Service) 04

NABARD Grade ‘A’ officer recruitment Important Dates 2020

Date of notification issued 15th of January 2020
Date of commencement of online application 15th of January 2020
Last date to apply online  3rd of February 2020
Date of Phase 1 (Prelims) Examination for RDBS, Rajbhasha, and legal service 25th of February 2020
Date of Result for prelims examination To be declared
Date of mains Examination To be declared
Date of Result for mains examination To be declared

NABARD Grade A Application Eligibility criteria

Age: – for RDBS, Rajbhasha and Legal: All candidates age must be in between 21 to 30 years (as on 01-01-2020)

Note: There will be a relaxation in Upper age limit for the reserved category candidates

1) Education qualification In RDBS

General Bachelor’s degree in any subject from a recognized University having a minimum of 50% marks (there is a relaxation of 5% for SC/ST/PWBD candidates) in aggregate OR having a PG with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ST/PWBD) OR having a Ph. D OR Chartered Accountant/ Cost accountant/Company Secretary with Bachelor’s Degree OR having two-year full-time PG Diploma in Management/Full-time MBA Degree from Institutions recognized by GOI/UGC with Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
General Agriculture having bachelor degree with 50% (45% for reserved category) OR PG in agriculture/ Agriculture soil with minimum 50% (45% for reserved)
Agriculture Engineering Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks (45% for reserved) OR PG in agriculture with a minimum 50% (45% for reserved) from a recognized University
Food/Dairy Processing bachelor’s degree or PG degree in food processing/ food technology/ dairy Sciences/ dairy technology with 50% marks (45% for reserved)
Land Development-Soil Science bachelors and PG Degree in Agriculture/ Agriculture (soil science/Agronomy) with 50% marks (45% for reserved category) in aggregate
Environmental Engineering /Sciences bachelor OR PG degree in Environmental Science/Engineering with 50% marks (45% for reserved) in aggregate
Agriculture marketing/Agri. Business management bachelor degree in marketing/ Agriculture business management with 50% marks (45% for reserved) OR two years full-time PG degree/ PG Diploma/ MBA in agriculture marketing/ agriculture business management with 50% marks in minimum (45% for PWBD)
Geo informatics BE/B. Tech/ BSC degree in Geoinformatics with 50% marks (45 % for PWBD) OR ME/M.Tech/MSC degree in Geoinformatics with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for PWBD)
Agriculture Economics: bachelor degree OR PG degree in Economics/ Agriculture Economics with 50% marks (45% for SC/PWBD)
Information technology: bachelor’s degree OR PG Degree in computer science/Technology/Applications/Information Technology with 50% marks (45% for reserved)
Chartered Accountant Bachelor degree from any University and having a membership of ICAI
Company Secretary bachelor degree in any discipline with associate membership of ICSI and it must be obtained on or before 1-1-2020
Finance BBA/BMS in (Finance/Banking) with 50% marks (45% for reserved) OR two years full-time diploma in management (finance)/full time MBA in finance OR bachelor degree of financial investment analysis with 50% marks (45% for reserved)
Human resource management BBA/BBM/BMS (HRM) with 50% (45% for PWBD) OR two years full-time PG Diploma in management in HRM/HR/full-time MBA degree in HR/HRM
Statistics bachelor or PG degree in Statistics having 50% marks (45 for PWBD) in aggregate

 Education qualification For RAJBHASHA

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree from any University in English/ Hindi medium (both as a compulsory subject) having a 50% minimum (45% for SC/ST/PWBD) and candidates must be able to translate from English to Hindi and vice versa.
  • OR having a PG degree in Hindi with 50% marks (pass class for reserved) and English as compulsory subjects at graduation level OR PG in English with 50% (pass class for reserved) and Hindi as the main subject at graduation level and must be able to translate English to Hindi or vice versa.

 Education Qualification For Legal

Bachelor degree in law with a minimum of 50% (45% for SC/ST)

Eligibility Criteria for P&SS Grade A Officer Post





Protocol & Security Service (P & SS)

25 to 40 Years

No relaxation for any category


Candidates who are applying for P& SS post then he/she should be an officer with a minimum of five years of commissioned service in the Army/Navy/Air force and must have a valid Ex-serviceman Identity card

The job requirement for the P& SS post is he/ she will be responsible for:

  • Watch and ward arrangement as to internal security, passages, entry and exit points, surveillance through CCTV, monitoring, recording, etc. in the banks’ office buildings
  • Protocol duties
  • Maintenance and security of banks properties
  • Must have control over the staff deployed for their duties

NABARD Grade ‘A’ Officer 2020 Selection Procedure

The selection procedure for RDBS, Rajbhasha, and legal service will be going through under three phases which are given below:

Phase I Preliminary Examination (it will have objective type questions)

Test of reasoning

20 marks

Duration: 120 minutes

English language

40 marks

Computer knowledge

20 marks

General Awareness

20 marks

Quantitative aptitude

20 marks

Economic and social issues ( focus on rural India)

40 marks

Agriculture and rural development (focus on rural India)

40 marks

Total marks


  • All candidates must note that the preliminary examination is just of qualifying in nature (screening test).
  • Those candidates who secure the cut off marks which was decided by the NABARD will be called for mains examination
  • The ratio of the selection of candidates for mains examination is 1:25 of the vacancy
  • There will be a penalty of wrong attempts in the examination which is one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question (0.25 marks)

Phase II- Mains examination (it will have two papers)

Paper 1:

This General English paper will be common for RDBS, Rajbhasha and legal and it will have descriptive questions

Duration is one and a half hours (90 minutes)

Total marks: 100

Paper 2:

RDBS Rajbhasha Legal Service
It will have Multiple Choice Questions General Discipline: economics and social issues and agriculture and rural development (focus on rural India) For specialized discipline: paper on the related discipline   It will have Multiple Choice Questions It will have Multiple Choice Questions
Duration: 90 minutes Duration: 90 minutes Duration: 90 minutes
Total marks: 100 marks   Total marks: 100 marks   Total marks: 100 marks  

The cut-off for both phases (I and II) of the examination will be applied in two stages i.e.

  • On scores in individual tests and;
  • On total scores.

Phase III: Interview (25 marks)

  • Those candidates who secure the minimum cut-off marks or above in the mains examination will be called for the Interview
  • The ratio of selection for the Interview process is 1:5 to the vacancy
  • The final selection of the candidates for Grade ‘A’ in RDBS/ Rajbhasha/ Legal will be based on the performance in phase II examination and in the interview

Tie Breaker Situation                                             

In case of a tie (candidate’s secure same marks) then the ranking will be based on:

  • The candidates with higher marks in Phase II will be ranked higher
  • In case of same marks in Phase II then the candidates having the highest qualification will be preferred
  • And in case of similar qualification then the higher marks in graduation will be ranked higher
  • In further tie then the candidates senior to others will be preferred

Selection procedure for P& SS

  • The candidates will be shortlisted and then they will be called for Interview
  • The bank has the right to raise the minimum experience to restrict the number of candidates called for interview

Interview: 100 marks

Appointment of the candidates for P & SS post would be subject on being declared medically fit as per the rules and regulation of the bank

List of a vacancy in RDBS, Rajbhasha, and Legal Service

NABARD Grade ‘A’ officer 2020

Number of vacancy for Grade ‘A’ P& SS post

Assistant Manager (P & SS)   1 0 1 2 4

Application fee (non-refundable)

1. For RDBS, Rajbhasha, and Legal Service

category Application fee Intimation charges Total
SC/ST/PWBD NIL 150 150#
For other 650 150 800#
staff @ @ @

All employees of NABARD on satisfying the eligibility pay the application as mentioned but on submission of the form the fee they paid will be reimbursed GST fee.

2. For P& SS post

category Application fee Intimation charges Total
SC/ST/PWBD NIL 100 100#
For other 650 100 750#

# GST fee

Pay-Scale: the pay scale for the grade A officer is 28150/- p.m. and after adding the allowances it will gross monthly approximately 62,600/-

How to apply for NABARD Grade ‘A’ officer 2020

  1. First, all candidates need to visit the official website of the NABARD
  2. Now select the “Careers” button and press click here to continue
  3. Click on the apply online after which you will be redirected to a new page
  4. There is a separate link for the RDBS/Rajbhasha/Legal and P & SS posts
  5. Now select the tab “Click here for new registration”
  6. In this fill, all the details and on submit you will get a provisional registration number and password
  7. Now login from the details in the page
  8. Fill all the details stage-wise carefully
  9. Must validate all the details before submitting
  10. Upload the documents to their places and preview it if it is not clearly visible then upload it again
  11. Click on the preview tab to preview all the details filled by you and take a glance look to it before final submit
  12. If all the details are correct submit it finally
  13. Now click on the payment options tab and proceed to it
  14. You can pay your fee through the online payment gateway
  15. Once your payment is successful you will receive a mail or text that you have submitted the form successfully

Click here to download the Grade ‘A’ officer admit card (Link Expired)

Points to be noted before registration

  • All candidates who satisfy the eligibility for the post of Grade ‘A’ officer may apply through online mode only from the official website of the NABARD or from the link given on this page
  • But before applying online all candidates must have their scanned copy of:
  • Photograph (size must be in between 20KB to 50KB)
  • Signature (with black ink only) (size must in between 10KB to 20KB)
  • Left-hand thumb impression on the white paper with blue or black ink
  • And a hand-written note declaration on a white paper with black ink (size must not exceed 100KB)
  • The hand-written text is as follows:
  • “I ………… (Name of the candidates), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.”

NABARD Grade A Officer Recruitment Points to be Remembered

  • All candidates must apply before the given dates do not wait for the last day
  • Before applying for the post all candidates must ensure that they are eligible for the post they are applying for
  • Fill all the details in the application form carefully
  • Fill all the personal details as mentioned in your documents
  • Because once the application form is submitted no changes will be done thereafter
  • All candidates must have their personal valid mobile number and email IDs
  • Because you will receive intimation of call letter and other information on the given number and IDs
  • Upload the correct document at the right given place
  • The hand-written note must be written by the candidates itself
  • Documents uploading must be in the prescribed format and size if it is not then an error message will be displayed on the screen
  • The intimation of the admit card will be notified through email or text
  • All candidates must take the print out of the application once submitted finally
  • All candidates must download the admit card by entering the required details

List of Important Links

Official website Click here
Online application for RDBS, Rajbhasha and legal Apply online (Link Expired)
Online application for P & SS Apply online (Link Expired)
The official notification for RDBS, Rajbhasha and legal Click here (Link Expired)
The official notification for P & SS Click here (Link Expired)

List of examination Centre for Phase I examination

List of Centre for mains examination

NABARD Grade ‘A’ officer 2020 Job

NABARD is an apex organization that is wholly owned by the Government of India. It came into existence on the 12th of July 1982 initially it was set up with a capital of Rs. 100 cr. NABARD has established all over in the country and for the same invites application on a regular basis. And now they invite application from the Indian citizens for the post of Grade ‘A’ officer for various posts. The online application procedure for the same will be started on the 15th of January 2020. All candidates who are interested in the post first go through the notification then apply for it online.

Note: Once the official notification released by the authority we will update the further information on this page like education qualification in detail, application fee, selection procedure, etc.

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