NABARD Grade B Exam

NABARD Grade B Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2019 will be discussed by us in the current post. The notification for this year has been issued and it is recommended that the aspirants start preparing. Working in NABARD is a matter of prestige and so a lot of aspirants compete for quite a few seats. If you want to see your name in the final merit list, it is recommended that you start preparing for NABARD Grade B exam at the earliest. [no_toc]

NABARD Grade B Exam 2019: Overview

 Organization  (NABARD)
 Stages  3
 Mode  Online
 Negative Marking  Yes, 0.25
 Official Website

NABARD Grade B Exam  2019: Official Structure

The selection of eligible applicants under NABARD Grade B exam will be done in 3 phases –

Phase I Preliminary Examination (Online Exam
Phase II Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive pattern
Phase III Interview



NABARD Grade B Exam Pattern 2019

Phase I – Preliminary Examination 

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 Page 6 of 26
  • 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 

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 & Letter 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

NABARD Grade B Exam 2019: Negative Marking

For every wrong answer marked, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty in Phase I and Phase II, both. Cut-offs in Phase I and Phase II may be applied in two stages :

  • (i) On scores in individual tests
  • (ii) On Total Score

NABARD Grade B Exam 2019: Points to Note

1. Candidates can select only one centre for Phase-I and one centre for Phase–II separately and must indicate the choice of centres in the online application
2. Choice of Centre by candidates for Phase-I and Phase-II Examinations can be different and must be indicated in the online application.
3. A final decision on the number of centres for Main Examination will be taken by NABARD, based on the availability of adequate number of candidates.
4.  In the event of cancellation of Examinations at any centre, NABARD may at its discretion allot an alternative centre to the concerned candidates.
5. Admission Letters (AL) for the online Examination for Phase-I & Phase-II should be downloaded by the candidates from the link provided in the Bank’s website i.e. at an appropriate time

NABARD Grade B Exam 2019: Syllabus for Phase I

The syllabus for NABARD Grade B exam is different from the other banking exams especially for paper ii of phase i and the entire phase ii. So go through it carefully so a sto understand it well . We are providing you with exclusive NABARD Grade B exam pdfs for syllabus. They will prove useful.


NABARD Grade B Exam 2019: Syllabus for Phase II



NABARD Grade B Exam 2019: Recommended Books

We have compiled an exclusive list of books that you can prepare from for scoring well in NABARD Grade B exam 2019. Study them well , make notes and enroll for mock tests.