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NABARD (Grade A) 2018 Exam: All you need to know!

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National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has released the official notification for recruitment of Assistant Manager (Grade A) posts yesterday. This post brought to you by Oliveboard highlights important details like dates, eligibility, exam pattern and more. 

NABARD Recruiotment 2018 ImgImportant Dates

  • Online Registration: 13thMarch to 2nd April 2018
  • Phase I (Preliminary Examination): 12thMay 2018
  • Phase II (Main Examination): 6thJune 2018 


NABARD has announced a total of 92 vacancies this year for the post of Assistant Manager (Grade A).


Age Eligibility (as on 1st March 2018)

The candidate must be between 21 and 30 years of age as on 01.03.2018. He or she must have been born not earlier than 02.03.1988 and not later than 01.03.1997.

Relaxation of age is provided as per norms.

Educational Qualification

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate from a recognized university.

Selection Procedure

The selection procedure of NABARD Assistant Manager (Grade A) includes three phases – Phase I (Prelims), Phase II (Main) and Phase III (Interview). 

Exam Pattern

Phase I (Preliminary Examination): Online Exam; Objective Type

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Test of Reasoning2020120 Minutes
English Language4040
Computer Knowledge2020
General Awareness2020
Quantitative Aptitude2020
Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India)4040
Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)4040
Total Marks:200


Phase II (Main Exam)

Paper I: General English (Descriptive) of 100 marks with 90 minutes duration.

Essay (40 Marks), Precis (20 Marks), Questions on the Precis para (20 Marks), Report / Letter Writing (20 Marks).

Paper II: MCQ of 100 marks with 90 minutes duration.

Note: For every wrong answer 0.25 will be deducted in both Phase I and II of the exam. 

Phase III (Interview)

Candidates who qualify in the phase II examination and score sufficiently high rank in merit list will be called for the interview round (25 marks).

To apply for the exam and view official notification, visit;

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