NABARD Grade B Recruitment 2017: Last Date to Apply July 7th

NABARD Grade B Recruitment

NABARD Grade B Recruitment 2017 has been issued. Make the most of this opportunity and start preparing for this prestigious exam. Since there are speculations about no SBI Clerk exam this year, NABARD Grade B recruitment should be taken seriously by aspirants of banking exams. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development is an apex development bank in India. It has headquarters at Mumbai with branches all over India.

NABARD Grade B Recruitment 2017: Overview

 BankNational Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
 Month of ExamAugust


NABARD Grade B Recruitment 2017: Vacancies

 The total number of vacancies this year under NABARD Grade B Recruitment are 17. The competition will be tough for these 17 posts so prepare really well.


NABARD Grade B Recruitment 2017:Official Notification



NABARD Grade B Recruitment 2017: Academic Criteria

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.

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.

NABARD Grade B Recruitment 2017: Age Criteria

The candidate must have attained the age of 21 years 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).

NABARD Grade B Recruitment 2017: Age Relaxation

CategoryAge Relaxation
OBC3 years
SC5 years
ST5 years
Ex Servicemen5 years
J&K Migrants5 years
1984 Riot Victim Families5 years

NABARD Grade B Recruitment 2017: Important Dates

Online Application Registration Commencement June 16th, 2017
Last Date to Apply July 7th, 2017

NABARD Grade B Recruitment 2017: Application Process

Eligible applicants are required to apply online through website No other means/ mode of application will be accepted. The application form should be filled in English only. Option for the use of Hindi language will be available for the Online/Main Examination/ Interview.

NABARD Grade B Recruitment 2017: Fee for Application

SC/ ST/ PWDRs. 150
For all othersRs. 900

NABARD Grade B Recruitment 2017: Fee Waiver

All employees of NABARD satisfying the educational qualification criteria would be eligible to apply. The fee/intimation charges waiver is only for those employees of NABARD (Staff Candidates) who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post. The status as staff candidate will be verified at the time of interview. In case they are not eligible to be treated as staff candidates, they are advised to indicate themselves as non-staff candidates and pay fees/intimation charges as applicable to non-staff candidates.

 NABARD Grade B Recruitment 2017: Selection Procedure


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

Phase IPreliminary Examination (Online Exam
Phase IIMain Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive pattern
Phase IIIInterview


NABARD Grade B Recruitment 2017: Pattern of Examination

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 2017: 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 Recruitment 2017: Grievance Redressal 

In case of any difficulty experienced in submission of application for NABARD Grade B Recruitment and/or payment of fees, the candidates may send complaints to “Candidate Grievance Lodging and Redressal Mechanism” at
  • lavanya viswanathan

    sir / madam.
    i passed first year degree ( semester basis) in one university. and second year and third year
    ( non – semester basis) in another university. so, how to put aggregate

  • Sharwan Kumar

    46.11 % in Graduation and 65.25 % in Post Graduation, Am I eligible to apply ?

  • Puneeth Prasannan

    I have 6.02 cgpa in B. E, Anna University . Am I eligible to apply?

    • Yes Puneeth. Apply soon because the last date is 7th.

  • pv bharath

    I’m a Btech graduate with 71% later i have done diploma in banking and operations with 7.9 CGPA .I’am i eligible to grade B manager post ?

    • NABARD requires applicants to be degree holders. So a diploma won’t really count. However since your aggregate score in graduation itself is 71% i.e more than 60%, YES you are eligible.

      So start preparing.

  • Sandy Mehta

    I have done post graduate diploma in management (2yrs) with 62%,am I eligible for the said post?

    • What were your aggregate marks in graduation ?

      • Sandy Mehta

        Its 58% aggregate in graduation

        • The minimum % criteria for graduation is 60% and PG is 55%. I’ll have to confirm whether PG Diploma candidates are eligible since the notification mentions degree.

  • Meenakshi Bisht


    i have 50% in graduation and 59.75% in MBA. M i Eligible of gen post.
    i belongs to general cat.

    • Hi Meenakshi

      You are eligible because your PG marks are more than 55%.

      • Meenakshi Bisht

        i have filled Nabard Grade B from

        can i also fill the Nabard Grade A officer(Assistant Manager) form?

  • gaurav agarwal


    • Yes. There shouldn’t be a problem with 2 degrees. Issue can arise if you don’t have the required marks. So just check those.