Nabard Recruitment 2023, Online Apply, Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) 2023 Exam is conducted by NABARD for recruiting candidates to various job vacancies in the department. The test is conducted annually by NABARD. There are several grades under which candidates are recruited including Grade A, B and C. There are different eligibility criteria for each recruitment. The article contains in-depth information regarding the important dates to remember, eligibility criteria.

Important Dates to Remember

The initial notifications for the NABARD Grade Exam is to be released by May 2023, with the portal opening for registrations.

EventTentative Dates
Notification release regarding NABARD Grade AMay 2021
Commencement of RegistrationMay 2021
Admit Card Release (NABARD Prelims)To be notified
Exam date (NABARD Prelims)To be notified
Announcement of Results (Prelims)To be notified
Admit Card Release (NABARD Mains)To be notified
Exam Date (NABARD Mains)To be notified
Announcement of Results (Mains)To be notified
Interview dateTo be notified

Eligibility Criteria for NABARD Recruitment 2023

The eligibility criteria for NABARD recruitment is prescribed by NABARD on their official website. Candidates have to clear all eligibility criteria to appear for the exam and get recruited.

The eligibility criteria include:

  • NABARD Grade A
    • The candidate has to be a citizen of India.
    • The candidate should be between 21 years and 30 years of age.
    • There is a relaxation of the upper age limit for the reserved categories as shown below:
CategoryRelaxation in Upper Age
OBC3 years
SC / ST / ex-servicemen5 years
PwBD (General)10 years
PwBD (OBC)13 years
PwBD (SC/ST)15 years
  • Educational Qualification: Candidates need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university/ institution in the relevant field while applying for specific job vacancies.
  • NABARD Grade B
    • The candidate should be a citizen of India.
    • The candidate should be between 21 and 35 years of age.
    • The relaxation in the upper age limit is given as follows:
CategoryRelaxation in Upper Age
OBC3 years
SC / ST / ex-servicemen5 years
PwBD (General)10 years
PwBD (OBC)13 years
PwBD (SC/ST)15 years
  • Educational Qualification: Candidates should complete their graduation or postgraduation in any subject with at least 60 percent marks in aggregate. There is a 5% relaxation in the required marks for the reserved categories.
  • NABARD Grade C
    • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
    • The candidate must be between 18 and 30 years of age.
    • The candidate must successfully complete their matriculation from a recognised board.

NABARD Application Fee 2023

NABARD ExamCategoryApplication fee
Grade ASC/ST/PWBD150
 Others800
Grade BSC/ST/PWD150
 Others900
Grade CSC/ST/PWD50
 Others450

NABARD Recruitment 2023: The Selection Procedure

The candidates are evaluated with the NABARD 2023 exam in many stages. They include:

  • NABARD Prelims
  • NABARD Mains
  • Final Interview

NABARD Grade A Prelims: The total duration for the exam is 120 minutes and consists of multiple-choice objective answers from a specific sector as mentioned below:

SectionsMaximum Marks
English40
Reasoning20
Quantitative Aptitude20
General Awareness20
Computer Knowledge20
Economic and Social Issues of the world40
Agriculture and Rural Development40
Total200

NABARD Grade A Mains Exam: The question will be subjective and descriptive in nature. Candidates need to clear the NABARD Grade A Prelims to attend the exam. The topic breakdown is as follows:

TopicTotal MarksTime Duration
Paper I: General English10090 mins
Paper II For Grade A (RDBS): i) General Discipline – Economic & Social Issues, Agriculture and development of the rural areas ii) Specialized Discipline10090 mins
Paper II For Grade A (Rajbhasha): Hindi Proficiency evaluated thoroughly on the standpoint of translation from and to the language10090 mins
Paper II For Grade A (Legal Services): Interpretation of various laws10090 mins

NABARD Grade A Interview:  Candidates who qualify the NABARD Mains are called for an interview. The total marks for the interview is  25. The mark will be added in the preparation of the merit list.

NABARD Grade B Prelims: The syllabus and the exam pattern for the NABARD Grade A and Grade B exam prelims are the same. Please refer the subject breakdown of NABARD Grade A Prelims.

NABARD Grade B Mains Exams: There are 3 papers for the NABARD Grade B Mains Exam. The total marks for each paper is 100 with 90 minutes given for each exam. The candidates should keep in mind to maximise the score because the marks scored in the NABARD Mains exam is counted towards the final merit list along with the interview score.

NABARD Grade B Interview: Those candidates who cleared the NABARD Grade B Mains exam are called for an interview. The total marks that can be scored from the interview is 40.

NABARD C Prelims: The NABARD Grade C Prelims consists of questions from the topics such as reasoning, general awareness, English language, etc. The detailed breakdown of each subject is given below:

SectionsMaximum Marks
Reasoning30
English Language30
General Awareness30
Numerical Ability30
Total120

NABARD Grade C Mains Exam: The total time duration for the NABARD Grade C Mains Exam is 150 minutes. Only those candidates who cleared NABRD Grade C Prelims are eligible to appear for the NABARD Grade C Mains Exam. The subject breakdown for the exam is as follows:

SectionsMaximum Marks
Reasoning35
Quantitative Aptitude35
General Awareness50
English Language35
Total150

Admit Card

The admit card for the NABARD recruitment is issued online on the official website of the exam. There will be no hard copies of the admit card sent by the authorities. Candidates will have to take a physical copy of the admit card and keep it safe. The admit card is to be brought to the exam centre on the day of the NABARD exam and is a mandatory document. Candidates are also required to carry valid id proof for verification and validation of the admit card. The admit card contains important information including personal details of the candidates and information regarding the exam venue, date and time, etc.

NABARD Result 2023

The NABARD publishes the result of each stage in different stages. Candidates can check the results of the Prelims, Mains, interview and the final merit list by logging on to their student portal on the official website once the result is published. The login credentials are the same as the ones used for registration. The final merit list will be published after considering the performance of the candidates in the NABARD Mains exam and interview.

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