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NABARD Assistant Manager Recruitment-Apply for 92 Assistant Manager Posts

The National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) is an autonomous & apex developing financial institution of the nation, with its headquarter at Mumbai with other branches all over India. The very Bank has been entrusted with the concept of “matters concerning policy, operations & planning in the field of credit for agricultural & related issues and other economic activities in remote/rural areas in the nation”. NABARD is highly active in developing the financial inclusion policy in India and the institution is a member of Financial Inclusion. NABARD Assistant Manager Recruitment, check below for detailed information Or

NABARD Assistant Manager Recruitment

No. of Vacancies/Post

The position wise vacancies details have been shown in tabular form, which is in a total of 92 posts in various capacities.

S. No Name of various Discipline No. of Vacancies

Rural Development Banking Service (Grade-A)

Assistant Manager

1 General 46
2 Animal Husbandry 5
3 Chartered Accountant 5
4 Economics 9
5 Environmental Engineering 2
6 Food Technology/Food Processing 4
7 Forestry 4
8 Agriculture/Land Development (Soil Science) 8
9 Minor Irrigation (Water Resources) 6
10 Social Work 3
Total 92
  1. Reservation of Vacancies (Category wise)

The position wise vacancies details have been shown in tabular form, which is in a total of 92 posts in various capacities distributed through subcategories listed below

S. No

Discipline UR SC ST OBC Total




General 23 7 3 13 46



Animal Husbandry 3 1 1



Chartered Accountant 3 1 1



Economics 5 1 3



Environmental Engineering 1 1



Food Technology/Food Processing 2 1 1



Forestry 2 1 1



Agriculture/Land Development (Soil Science) 4 1 1 2



Minor Irrigation (Water Resources) 3 1 1 1



Social Work 1 1 1



47 13 7 25


Eligibility Criteria/Educational Qualification:


Minimum Eligibility Criteria


The minimum eligibility required is Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with a minimum of 50% marks (ST/SC/PWD candidates 45%) in Total or a Post Graduate (PG) degree is required with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of its graduation (ST/SC/PWD applicants 45%) from a recognized Institution/University or Ph.D OR /Cost Accountant / Chartered Accountant /Company Secretary with a minimum of  Bachelor’s degree OR Two years full time/regular  P.G. Diploma in Management Regular/Full time MBA degree from govt. recognized by the Institutions/Universities by GOI

Animal Husbandry

The minimum eligibility required is Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Husbandry /Veterinary Sciences with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Animal Husbandry /Veterinary Sciences with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC) in aggregate from any recognized University / Institute GoI.

Chartered Accountant:

The minimum eligibility required is Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized Institution/ University with Membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).  Membership of ICAI should have been obtained before dated  1st  March 2018


The minimum eligibility required is Bachelor’s Degree with Agriculture Economics /Economics with 50% marks in aggregate or totality or Post Graduate(PG) degree in Agriculture Economics / Economics with a minimum of 50% marks (for ST-45%) in aggregate from a recognized Institution /University. Applicants should be associated with Economics as one of its main subjects at all Sem/year of the course, to be eligible.

Environmental Engineering

The minimum eligibility required is Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering / Environmental Science/ Climate Change Adaptation/Climate Change with 50% marks in aggregate or Postgraduate degree in Environmental Science / Environmental Engineering / Climate Change / Climate Change Adaptation with 50% marks in aggregate, from a govt. recognized University/Institution.

Food Processing/Food Technology

The minimum eligibility required is  Bachelor’s degree in Food Technology /Food Processing with 50% marks in aggregate or Post Graduate(PG) degree in Food Processing /Food Technology with a minimum of  50% marks in aggregate from a Govt recognized University/Institution.


Minimum eligibility required is Bachelor’s degree in Forestry with 50% marks (for SC is 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Forestry with 50% marks in aggregate from a govt. recognized University/Institution.

Agriculture /Land Development (Soil Science)

Minimum eligibility required is Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture (Agronomy /Soil Science)/Agriculture with 50% marks (SC/ST applicants – 45%) in aggregate or a Post Graduate degree in Agriculture (Agronomy /Soil Science), Agriculture with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate from a govt recognized University / Institution.

Minor Irrigation (Water Resources)

Minimum eligibility required is  Bachelor’s degree in Applied Hydrology or Geology /Hydrology/ Irrigation /Applied Geology with Hydrogeology /Water Supply & sanitation as one of the subjects with 50% marks in aggregate or Post Graduate (PG) degree in Applied Hydrology/ Hydrology Applied Geology /Geology/ with Hydrogeology /Irrigation /Water Supply & sanitation as one of the subjects with 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized University

Social Work

Minimum eligibility required is Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with Least of 50% marks in aggregate or Post Graduate (PG) degree in Social Works with 50% marks in aggregate from a govt. recognized University.


NABARD Age limit 2018

The interested applicant must have their age between 21 and 30 years as on 01.03.2018 that means the applicant must not have born earlier than 02.03.1988 and not later 01.03.1997 date

Age Relaxation (As per Govt. of India norms)


Age Relaxation


5  Years


3 Years


10 Years


13 Years


15 Years

Ex-Servicemen (UR)

3 Years

Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)

6 Years

Ex-Servicemen (OBC)

8 Years

Selection Process 2018

The candidates will be required to go through Online Written Test (Preliminary & Mains) & Interview Phase

Application Fee

For Unserved Category/OBC (NCL), applicants will be required to pay a sum of Rs 800/- & SC/ST/PWD candidates for Rs.150/-

How to Apply

  • Visit Official website

  • Click on Apply for “Assistant Manager” Recruitment 2108
  • Fill the details completely & submit the same after online application Fee payment
  • Take the Print out of the same for the future reference.

Exam Pattern 2108


S. No

Subject Marks & Questions

Time Allotted


Logical Reasoning


120 Min


English Language



Computer Knowledge



General Knowledge



Quantitative Aptitude



Social & Economic Issues (Focus on Rural India)



Rural & Agricultural Development



200 Marks



Pattern MCQ & Descriptive Mixed Pattern
Time Duration 90 Min
Descriptions This section comprises to test the ability of the candidates to judge the descriptive writing format , writing skill & depth of Knowledge.
Paper-II (PART I) Social & Economic Issues & Rural & Agricultural Development
Paper-II (PART II) Papers on related discipline  (As per the Positions available)


Part –II Written Pattern
Exam Pattern Mix of MCQ & Descriptive Pattern
Papers Time Duration Paper Description
Paper-1 90 Min English Language & Writing Skill Test (Descriptive), with an aim to judge the Descriptive Paper test, writing skill test & Knowledge test in the related field
Paper-2 90 Min Social & Economic Issues & Rural & Agricultural Development for General Post & Agriculture for candidates applying for Manager (RDBS) Position
Paper-3 90 Min Statistics, Finance & Management & Development Economics.


Part-III Exam Pattern
The candidates qualifying in Part-II Examination with minimum cutoff marks will be called for Interview Round & then after Merit List will be prepared.
Interview Marks 40 Marks


Exam Syllabus 2018

The detailed syllabus for NABARD –Grade A & Grade- B (Assistant Manager) has been merely divided into three phases for ease of Understanding

  • Phase-I
  • Phase-II
  • Phase-III
                                    Phase-1 Exam Pattern
Paper 1-English Essay Writing, Comprehension & Business/Office Correspondence, Precise writing. The paper in English in a way to assess the writing to judge the skills including expressions & understanding the concepts/topic.

Paper 2- Social Issues & Economic & Rural Development &  Agriculture.

Nature/Behavior of Indian Economy – Institutional & Structural features – Economic development – a growth of the Indian Economy – Economic Reforms in India- Globalization – Privatization. Inflation – its Trends in Market & their Impact on the National Economy and Individual Income/Earnings. Poverty Alleviation & Employment Up gradation/Generation in India – Urban & Rural- Measurement of the Poverty – Poverty Programmes of the Indian Government. Population Trends – Economic Development & Population Growth – Population Policy in India. Agriculture – Nature/Characteristics / Status – Technical and Institutional changes in Indian Agriculture to Agricultural performance – Issues in the Food Security in India – Institutional Agencies & Non-Institutional in rural credit. Industry to Industrial & Labour Policy – Industrial related performance – Regional Imbalance in India’s Manufacturing/Industrial Development sector- In the Public Sector Enterprises. Financial institutions Rural banking & in India – Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector. The Globalization of Indian Economy – Role of International Funding Institutions with – WTO   & IMF & World Bank – Regional Economic Cooperation institution…
Agricultural & Rural Development Soil & Water Conservation Soil fertility & Related, Major soil classification/types, soil erosion/causes, watershed management, fertilizers, soil conservation.

Defining Agriculture, meaning & its branches, Agronomy & its definition, meaning & scope of agronomy. Detailed Classification of field crops. Various Factors affecting the crop production, Agro Climatically Zones; Cropping Systems in India: Definition & kinds of cropping systems. Problems of dry land in India.

Agriculture; Seed production/processing/village; Meteorology: The weather parameters, crop-weather advisory & related planning; Precision Farming process, System of Crop Intensification & organic farming in India.

Horticulture  & Plantation Farm animals & related role in the Indian economy, Animal husbandry & various methods used in India, Most often terms pertaining to varieties of species, The Utility division of breeds of cattle. Introduction to common fodders & feeds, their classification.
Water Resource: Irrigation Management Kinds of irrigation, Various sources of irrigation, crop-water requirements, command area of development, water conservation & techniques, micro-irrigation, & irrigation pumps, minor, medium and large irrigation. Farm & Agri based Engineering : Farm Machinery & Power system, Sources of power/energy on the farm human, wind ,mechanical animal, electrical , biomass, solar & biofuels, water harvesting mechanism/structures, farm ponds, watershed management process, Agro-based Processing, Controlled & modified storage, perishable food storage process, godowns etc
Fisheries, Resources Fisheries & other management and exploitation  Freshwater, brackish water & marine; biotechnology; post-harvest technology, Aquaculture- Inland and marine. Importance of fisheries in India. Common terms related to pertaining fish production.
Forestry Related Basic concepts related to Forest & Forestry., Horticulture & forest Mensuration, Principles of silviculture, forest management, and forest economics. Concepts of social forestry, agroforestry, joint forest management. Forest policy and legislation in India, India State of Forest Report 2015. Recent developments in Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Panchayati Raj Institutions/System Its Functions & Working. NRLM  & MGNREGA, – Swachh Bharat, Rural Housing, Rural Drinking water Programmes and other rural or related development programmes.
Rural population in India The Artisans, Occupational structure, Agricultural Laborers, Farmers, Handicrafts, Traders, Forest tribes /dwellers and others in rural India- Trends of change in Indian rural population & rural workforce platform; problems & conditions of rural labor; Various Issues & challenges in Handlooms Sectors.

Part-III Detailed Syllabus 2018

S. No

Paper-III (Finance, Statistics and Management)


1 Statistics Topic

The Basic/primary statistical knowledge of Summarizing of data , Frequency distribution concept ,Stats, & related, , Measures of the Central Tendency in Statistics, Relative dispersion concept, Time & Series Analysis, Elementary Probability theory, Relative Frequency Approach (RFA), sampling, Axiomatic Approach Concept, Analysis of the frequency distribution & related, Correlation- Regression, Sampling Methods,

2 Development Economics

Measures of development in the Economy, Economic Development & related Models, the role of subsidies in the system, importance of savings & investment in the sector, Importance of agriculture in the nation, Terms of trade in the agricultural sector, Development issues in India – Post-2015 Agenda.

3 Human Resource Development

Concept of HRD & its functioning; Goals of HRD & related; Performance Appraisal – Potential appraisal& development – Training & Development -Performance Counseling – Career Planning  – Rewards – Employee Welfare. , Morale, Theories of Motivation, Concept of Morale, Motivation & Incentives, How Managers Motivate; Factors determining morale; Role of Incentives in Building up Morale values.

4 Management

The Management Processes, Management &its nature and scope; Planning, Organization, Directing & Controlling, Staffing, The Role of a Manager in an Organization. Leadership & Quality: Leadership Styles, Tasks of a Leader; Leadership Theories; Quality of successful Leader versus Quality of an effective Leader.

5 Finance

The Financial system of India; The Rules & Regulation of Banking & Financial Institutions, Banking & financial Institutions in India; Banking/financial system- its features/characteristics & the related issues; Micro finance  its significance & its importance; Union Budget of India; Project finance- Assessment & Sources for block capital region, Infrastructure financing ,working capital, – Risk Management in Banking Sector, instruments and methods ,Sources of capital,  salient features; Development of the finance – its scope & needs of development finance institutes ; Basic Concept of project cycle management & related, Private & the  Social Cost Benefit importance of development financial area , Concept of Financial Inclusion – Use of Proper Technology, Public Private Partnership (PPP)

6 Communication

Major Steps taken in the Communication Process; The Communication Channel, Written Vs Oral Communication; Verbal Vs non-verbal Communication.

NABARD Important Dates 2018

Important Events


Date of Official Notification Released

9 March 2018

Starting Date to Apply online

13 March 2018

Last Date to Apply Online

2 April 2018

Download Hall ticket/Admit card/Call Letter

May 2018

Date of Online Exam

May/April 2018

Declaration of Result

July 2018

Salary/Pay Scale

Refer official notification for Detailed information NABARD Advt 2018-Grade A, provided at the bottom of tis article.

NABARD Admit card/Hall Ticket 2018

The NABARD Admit card/Hal Ticket will be available on the official website on the recommended in the official NABARD Advt 2018-Grade A

Photograph & Signature Guidelines


  • The recommended  Dimensions is 200 x 230 pixels  
  • Recommended file size should be between 20kb-50kb.
  • Recommended resolution to a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch)


  • The recommended  Dimensions 140 x 60 pixels
  • Recommended file Size of file should be between 10kb —20kb.
  • Recommended  resolution to a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch)

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