NATIONAL BANK FOR AGRICULTURE
AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
(Fully owned by Govt. of India and Reserve Bank of India)
Advertisement No.2/Grade B/2017-18
Recruitment to the post of Officers in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS)
Applications are invited from Indian citizens for the post of Manager in Grade ‘B’ 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 between 16 June 2017 to 07 July 2017
Online Application Registration and Payment of
Online Fees/Intimation Charges:From 16 June 2017 to 07 July 2017
Phase I (Preliminary) – Online Examination:(Tentatively) August 2017
Name of the Post:Manager (RDBS)
Educational Qualification (as on 01.06.2017)
A candidate can apply for Manager (RDBS) under only one option from among the options given at Table-I (a) & (b). It is clarified that candidate applying for Manager (RDBS)-General cannot apply for Manager (RDBS)-Agriculture and vice a versa.In case of applications for both the posts, the last application submitted will be considered valid and fee against the other application will be forfeited.
Manager (RDBS) - General
Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/ST/PWD applicants 55%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/ST/PWD applicants 50%) in aggregate from a recognized university.
b) Manager (RDBS) - Agriculture
Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with 60% marks (SC/ST applicants 55%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Agriculture with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/ST applicants 50%) in aggregate or its equivalent grade from a recognized university.
. Age (as on 01.06.2017)
The candidate must have attained the age of 21yrs and must not have attained the age of 35 years as on 01.06.2017, i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.06.1982 and not later than 01.06.1996).
Relaxation in Upper Age Limit: Upper age limit may be relaxed by -
03 yearsin case of eligible OBC applicants,
05 years in case of following applicants:
APPLICATION FEE (NON-REFUNDABLE):
SC/ ST/ PWD : Rs.150/-
For all others:Rs.900/-
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