National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development (NABARD) 2021 Recruitment Notification. NABARD has released official notification for the job openings of Assistant Manager and Manager positions. Check the eligibility and notification prior to apply for the positions.

Closing Date is on :- 07th August, 2021.

No. of Posts and Vacancies :-  

Assistant Manager - 161 Posts

Assistant Manager (Rajbhasha Service) - 02 Posts

Manager - 07 Posts

Job Location - Across India

Other Qualification Details :-

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 between 17 July 2021 and 07 August 2021. NABARD is an all India Apex Organization, wholly owned by Government of India and is equal opportunity employer.

Note - For complete details including Qualification, reservation, relaxation in upper age limit, examination fee, selection process, how to apply online, general information & instructions and other details do check official notification for complete details and do apply via proper channel only. Qualification, Salary, Age Limit, No.of post, and more Details Kindly Refer Official Notification.  


The candidate must have attained the age of 25 yrs and must not have attained the age of 32 years as on 01-07-2021, i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-07-1989 and not later than 01-07-1996).

Application Fee:

For SC/ ST/ PWBD: Rs.150/-, For all others: Rs.900/-


1. The examination will be conducted online in venues given in the respective call letters. Kindly check your centre for the examination as the same may have been changed due to official convenience.

2. No request for change of centre/venue/date/session for Examination shall be entertained.

3. NABARD, however, reserves the right to cancel any of the Examination Centres and/ or add some other Centres, at its discretion, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility, etc.

4. NABARD also reserves the right to allot the candidate to any centre other than the one he/she has opted for.

5. Candidate will appear for the examination at the Examination Centre at his/her own risks and expenses and NABARD will not be responsible for any injury or losses etc. of any nature.

6. Choice of centre once exercised by the candidate will be final

General Instructions:

I. Download Of Call Letter: Candidates will have to visit the NABARD's website for downloading call letters for online test (Phase I & II). Intimation for downloading call letter will also be sent through email/SMS.

II. Candidates Reporting Late: The reporting time mentioned on the call letter is prior to the start time of the test. Candidates may be required to be at the venue for approximately one hour more than the duration of the test including the time required for completion of various formalities such as verification and collection of various requisite documents, logging in, giving of instructions.

III. Identity Verification:

a. In the examination hall for each shift, as well as at the time of interview, the call letter along with original and a photocopy of the candidate’s currently valid photo identity such as PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving Licence/ Voter’s Card/ Bank Passbook with photograph/ Photo identity proof issued by a

b. Gazzetted Officer on official letterhead/ Photo identity proof issued by a People’s Representative on official letterhead/ valid recent Identity Card issued by a recognized College/ University / Aadhar card with a photograph/ Employee ID/ Bar Council Identity Card with photograph should be submitted to the invigilator for verification.

IV. Admission to the online examination (Phase I & II) will be purely provisional without verification of age/qualification/category (SC/ST/OBC/PWBD) etc., of the applicants with reference to documents. Each applicant should, therefore, ensure that he/she fulfils the eligibility criteria and that the particulars furnished in applications are complete/correct in all respects.

V. Applicants already in service of Govt. / Quasi-Govt. Organisations and Public Sector Banks/ Undertakings will have to produce a No Objection Certificate from their employer, at the time of Interview. Before appointment in the Bank, a proper discharge certificate from the employer will have to be produced by the applicant.

VI. No applicant is permitted to use or have possession of Calculators, Mobile Phones, Pagers or any other instrument/ device in the Examination Hall.

VII. The applicants will have to reach the exam venue and appear for the online examination (Phase I and II), at their own cost.

VIII. Only one online application should be submitted by the candidate. In case of more than one application for the same post only the last valid (completed) application will be retained and the application fee / intimation charges paid for the other registrations will stand forfeited.

IX. Any legal proceedings in respect of any matter of claim or dispute arising out of this advertisement and/ or an application in response thereto can be instituted only in Mumbai and courts/ tribunals/ forums at Mumbai only shall have sole & exclusive jurisdiction to try any clause/ dispute.

X. The possibility for occurrence of some problems in the administration of the examinations cannot be ruled out completely, which may impact test delivery and/ or result from being generated. In that event, every effort will be made to rectify such problem, which may include movement of candidates, delay in test. Conduct of a re-exam is at the absolute discretion of NABARD/test conducting body. Candidates will not have any claim for a re-test.

XI. The Competent Authority for the issue of certificates to SC/ST/OBC/PWBD are as under: (a) For SC/ ST/ OBC: District Magistrates/ Additional District Magistrates/ Collector/ Deputy Commissioner/ Additional Deputy Commissioner/ Deputy Collector/ First Class Stipendiary Magistrate/ City Magistrate/ Sub Divisional Magistrate (not below the rank of First Class Stipendiary Magistrate)/ Taluka Magistrate/ Executive Magistrate/ Extra Assistant Commissioner

XII. Only those applicants who are willing to serve anywhere in India, including rural areas, need apply.

XIII. The applicants must ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility criteria and that the particulars furnished by them in the application are correct in all respects.

XIV. Mere admission to the Phase I/ II online examinations for an applicant does not imply that the bank has been satisfied beyond doubt about the applicant's eligibility

XV. Appointment of selected applicants is subject to his/ her being declared medically fit by Medical Officer(s) appointed/ approved by the Bank.

XVI. Decision of the Bank in all matters relating to recruitment will be final and binding on the applicants and no correspondence or personal enquiries will be entertained in this regard by NABARD.

XVII. No applicant will be appointed in the Bank's service, who, (a) after such enquiry, as may be considered necessary, is not found suitable for the Bank’s service and (b) after such medical examination, as the Bank may prescribe, is not found to be in good mental or physical health and free from any mental and/or physical defect likely to interfere with efficient discharge of duties.

XVIII. In case any dispute arises on account of interpretation in versions other than English, the English version will prevail.

XIX. The applicants will appear for the Phase I and II Online Examination at the allotted centres at their expenses and risks and the Bank will not be responsible for any injury/ loss, etc. of any nature to him/ her.

XX. Print out of the completed On-line application should not be sent

XXI. Instances for providing incorrect information and / or process violation by a candidate detected at any stage of the selection process will lead to disqualification of the candidates from the selection process and he / she will not be allowed to appear in any NABARD recruitment process in the future

Selection Process :-

1. The selection will be in three Phases as furnished below

i. Test of Reasoning

ii. English Language

iii. Computer Knowledge

iv. Quantitative Aptitude

v. Decision Making

vi. General Awareness

vii. Eco & Soc. Issues (with focus on Rural India)

viii. Agriculture & Rural Development with Emphasis on Rural India

2. 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 candidates for the Main exam will be based on marks scored in the Merit section only.

3. Note:

i. The calling Ratio for qualifying for the main examination and interview would be a maximum of 1:25 and 1:3, respectively. The ratio may be suitably reduced at the discretion of the bank.

ii. Candidates who qualify and rank sufficiently high as decided by NABARD, shall be called for appearing at the Main Examination. There will be penalty for wrong answers marked by the candidate. 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

iii. Only such candidates who score the minimum cut off marks or above in the Main Examination will be shortlisted for interview. The final selection and ranking of the applicants for the post of Manager in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS) will be based on their performance in the Phase-II Main Examination and Interview, taken together. In case of candidates securing same marks their ranking will be decided as under:

a. Among the candidates having equal marks in total (Main examination + interview taken together), the candidate with higher marks in Main Examination will be ranked higher.

b. In case of having equal marks in Main Examination, candidate with higher qualification or in case of similar qualification, candidate with higher marks in graduation will be ranked higher. In case of further tie-up, the candidate senior in age will be ranked higher

iv. With a view to overcome the possibility of applicants seeking help of other applicants during the online / main exam, the Bank would be analysing the responses of applicants in the main examination with other appeared applicants to detect patterns of similarity of right and wrong answers.

v. On the basis of such an analysis, if it is suspected that the responses have been shared and scores obtained are not genuine/ valid, the Bank reserves the right to cancel the candidature of the suspected applicants. Hence, the applicants are advised in their own interest not to indulge in any unfair practice in the exams

4. Illustrative syllabus for Phase II (Main Examination) may be as furnished below:

Paper I - English (Online Descriptive Paper): Essay, Precis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence.

Paper II - Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development

Steps to Apply :-

1. 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

2. Candidates can apply online only from 17 July 2021 to 07 August 2021 and no other mode of application will be accepted.

3. Detailed Guideline / Procedure for

A. Application Registration

B. Payment of Application Fee

C. Photograph & Signature Scan and Upload

4. Before applying online, candidates should:

i. Scan their: Photograph (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm) Signature (with Black ink) Left Thumb impression (on white paper with black or blue ink) A hand written declaration (on a white paper with black ink) (text given below) Ensuring that all these scanned documents adhere to the required specifications as given in the advertisement

ii. Signature in CAPITAL LETTERS will not be accepted

iii. The left thumb impression should be properly scanned and not smudged. (If a candidate is not having left thumb, he/she may use his/her right thumb for applying)

iv. The text for the hand written declaration is as follows –I (Name of the candidate), 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.

v. The above mentioned hand written declaration has to be in the candidate’s hand writing and in English only. If it is written and uploaded by anybody else or in any other language, the application will be considered as invalid. (Visually Impaired candidates who cannot write may get the text of declaration typed and put their left hand thumb impression below the typed declaration and upload the document as per specification.)

vi. Keep the necessary details/documents ready to make online payment of the requisite application fee/intimation charges.

vii. Have a valid personal email ID and mobile no., which should be kept active till the completion of this Recruitment Process. Bank may send intimation to download call letters/upload bio-data etc. through the registered e-mail ID. In case a candidate does not have a valid personal e-mail ID/mobile number, he/she should create/obtain his/her new e-mail ID and mobile no. before applying on-line and must maintain that email account and mobile number.

5. Online Application Registration and Payment of Online Fees/ Intimation Charges.: From 17 July 2021 to 07 August 2021

6. Guidelines For Filling Application:

i. A candidate can apply for only one post i.e., either for General Discipline OR for Specialised Discipline.

ii. Applicants should have a valid e-mail id. In case candidate does not have a valid email, he/ she can create a new e-mail id. This e-mail should be valid for the duration of the recruitment period. All correspondence to the candidate till the recruitment process is over shall be sent to this email ID.

iii. An ‘Information Handout’ booklet will be made available to the applicants on the NABARD website which may be downloaded along with the call letter for Online Examination.

iv. Applicants serving in Government/ Quasi Government Offices, Public Sector Undertaking including Nationalised Banks and Financial Institutions will be required to submit ‘No Objection Certificate’ from the employer at the time of interview, failing which their candidature may not be considered.

v. Applicants under the reserved category will have to produce his/her original caste certificate/ relevant certificates at the time of Phase-II Examination and Interview, failing which his/ her candidature will be cancelled and he/ she will not be admitted for interview. OBC applicants, availing reservation will have to produce OBC certificate at the time of interview with Non-creamy layer clause issued by Govt. of India on or after 01-04-2021.

Official Notification