NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria

NABARD invites applications from Indian citizens for the post of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) / (Rajbhasha Service) in the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). Before applying, candidates should read all the instructions carefully and ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility criteria for the post. The Eligibility Criteria for NABARD GRADE A recruitment examination is given in the article. 

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NABARD GRADE A 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for NABARD GRADE A is mainly based on Nationality, Educational Qualification and Age Limit. The details about each aspect of the eligibility criteria are given below.

Nationality

The candidate should be a citizen of India.

Educational Qualification

NABARD GRADE A vacancy are filled for more than 10 different posts. Each post requires a unique educational qualification. The educational qualification criteria required for each post are given in the below table.

POST / DISCIPLINE Educational Qualification
General
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University
  • Minimum of 60% marks
  • For SC/ST/PWBD applicants – Minimum of 55%  marks in aggregate

(OR)

  • Post Graduate degree, MBA/PGDM
  • Minimum of 55% marks
  • For SC/ST/PWBD applicants – Minimum of 50%  marks in aggregate

(OR)

  • CA/ CS/ICWA

(OR)

  • PhD from Institutions recognized by GOI/UGC
Agriculture
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Engineering
  • Minimum of 60% marks
  • For SC/ST/PWBD applicants – Minimum of 55%  marks in aggregate

(OR)

  • Post graduate degree in Agriculture Engineering
  • Minimum of 55% marks
  • For SC/ST/PWBD applicants – Minimum of 50%  marks in aggregate
Animal Husbandry
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Sciences / Animal Husbandry from any recognized University
  • Minimum of 60% marks
  • For SC/PWBD applicants – Minimum of 55%  marks in aggregate

(OR)

  • Post Graduate degree in Veterinary Sciences / Animal Husbandry
  • Minimum of 55% marks
  • For SC/PWBD applicants – Minimum of 50%  marks in aggregate
Fisheries
  • Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries Science from a recognized University/Institution
  • Minimum of 60% marks
  • For SC/PWBD applicants – Minimum of 55%  marks in aggregate

(OR)

  • Post graduate degree in Fisheries Science
  • Minimum of 55% marks
  • For SC/PWBD applicants – Minimum of 50%  marks in aggregate
Forestry
  • Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from a recognized University/Institution
  • Minimum of 60% marks
  • For SC/PWBD applicants – Minimum of 55%  marks in aggregate

(OR)

  • Post graduate degree in Forestry
  • Minimum of 55% marks
  • For SC/PWBD applicants – Minimum of 50%  marks in aggregate
Plantation/Horticulture
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture  from any recognized University
  • Minimum of 60% marks for
  • For SC/PWBD applicants – Minimum of 55%  marks in aggregate

(OR)

  • Post graduate degree in Horticulture
  • Minimum of 55% marks
  • For SC/PWBD applicants – Minimum of 50%  marks in aggregate
Land Development-Soil Science
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy)
  • Minimum of 60% marks for
  • For PWBD applicants – Minimum of 55%  marks in aggregate

(OR)

  • Post Graduate degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy)
  • Minimum of 55% marks
  • For PWBD applicants – Minimum of 50%  marks in aggregate
Water Resources
  • Bachelor’s degree in Hydrology/Applied Hydrology or Geology/Applied Geology with Hydrogeology /Irrigation /Water Supply & sanitation as one of the subjects
  • Minimum of 60% marks for
  • For PWBD applicants – Minimum of 55%  marks in aggregate

(OR)

  • Post Graduate degree in Hydrology/Applied Hydrology or Geology/Applied Geology with Hydrogeology /Irrigation /Water Supply & sanitation
  • Minimum of 55% marks
  • For PWBD applicants – Minimum of 50%  marks in aggregate
Finance
  • BBA (Finance/Banking) / BMS (Finance/Banking)
  • Minimum of 55% marks
  • For SC/ST/PWBD applicants – Minimum of 55%  marks in aggregate

(OR)

  • Two years full time P.G. Diploma in Management (Finance) / Full time MBA (Finance) degree
  • Minimum of 55% marks
  • For SC/ST/PWBD applicants – Minimum of 50%  marks in aggregate
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline.
  • Candidates will be required to submit a certificate from Institution/University regarding specialization in finance

(OR)

  • Bachelor of Financial and Investment Analysis.
  • Minimum of 60% marks
  • For SC/ST/PWBD applicants – Minimum of 50%  marks in aggregate

(OR)

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Institution with Membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
  • The Membership of ICAI must have been obtained on or before 01-07-2021 OR CFA.
Computer and Information Technology
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer Applications/Information Technology
  • Minimum of 60% marks
  • For SC/ST/PWBD applicants – Minimum of 50%  marks in aggregate

OR

  • post-graduate degree in Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer Applications/Information Technology
  • Minimum of 55% marks
  • For SC/PWBD applicants – Minimum of 50%  marks in aggregate.
Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RAJBHASHA)
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university in English or Hindi medium
  • Hindi and English as a compulsory or elective subject
  • Minimum of 60% marks
  • For SC/ST/PWBD applicants – Minimum of 55%  marks in aggregate.
  • PG Diploma in Translation (minimum one year) in Hindi to English and vice-versa from any recognized University.
  • Candidates must have studied English and Hindi as subjects in at least 02 years of bachelor’s degree course.

(OR)

  • Master’s Degree in HINDI with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate
  • For SC/ST/PWBD applicants – Minimum of 55%  marks in aggregate.
  • Candidates must have studied English as a main/ elective subject for at least 02 years of bachelor’s degree course.

(OR)

  • Master’s Degree in ENGLISH with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate
  • For SC/ST/PWBD applicants – Minimum of 55%  marks in aggregate.
  • Candidates must have studied Hindi as a main/elective subject in at least 02 years of bachelor’s degree course.
  • Candidates must be able to translate from English to Hindi and vice/versa.

NOTE: All educational qualifications should have been obtained from Universities / Institutions incorporated by an Act of Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section – 3 of UGC Act 1956.

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Some Institutes or Universities do not follow the class or percentage method for grading students’ performance but allot Aggregate Grade Points like CGPA/OGPA/CPI, etc. In such cases, Institutes or Universities define criteria for conversion of Aggregate Grade Point into Class and/or percentage of marks and the same will be accepted. If the University/Institute does not define criteria for conversion of Aggregate Grade points into Class and/or percentage then the below criteria is accepted for conversion of Aggregate Grade Point into Class and/or percentage of marks.

Aggregate Grade Points Percentage of marks
6.75 60%
6.25 55%
5.75 50%
5.25 45%

NABARD GRADE A- Age Limit

The minimum age to apply for NABARD GRADE A is 21 years and the maximum age to apply for NABARD GRADE A is 30 years. The age relaxations will be provided for different categories as mentioned below

Category Age Relaxation
General category No Age Relaxation
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 years
Schedules Castes (SC) 5 years
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 5 years
Ex-servicemen 5 years
PWBD (General) 10 years
PWBD (Other Backward Classes) 13 years
PWBD (Schedules Castes) 15 years
PWBD (Scheduled Tribes) 15 years

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FAQ about NABARD Grade A

Can a graduate apply for NABARD Grade A?

Yes, the candidate has to posses graduation degree to apply for NABARD Grade A. Graduations in different streams for different posts are given in the article.

Can final year students apply for NABARD Grade A?

No, final year students can apply for NABARD Grade A. The NABARD Grade A 2021 notification mentions that “the candidate must possess the required educational qualification as on 01-07-2021. The result of final term / semester/ year examination of the required educational qualification must have been declared on or before 01-07-2021 In other words, candidates whose final year/semester results have been declared after 01-07-2021 are not eligible to apply.”

Do NABARD Grade A officers get home state posting?

For the first two years NABARD Grade A officers can be posted any where in India. However, the postings will be in capital cities only.

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