NABARD Recruitment 2020 for 150 Assistant Manager Posts

NABARD Recruitment 2020: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development released the recruitment notification for 150 Assistant Manager Grade-A posts.

The important dates for the notification are as follows:

Online Application Start Date15th January 2020
Last Date for the Application Submission3rd February 2020
Last Date for Editing the Submitted Applications3rd February 2020
Last Date for Printing the Application18th February 2020
Online Fee Payment Start Date15th January 2020
Last Date for Fee Payment3rd February 2020
Preliminary Exam Date25th February 2020
Prelims ResultsGet Here
Mains Exam Date1st Week of September 2020

The candidates who are interested in applying for the Assistant Manager posts can go through the notification provided below.

NABARD Recruitment 2020 (150 Assistant Manager Posts)

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is inviting the applications from the eligible candidates for the posts of Assistant Manager (Grade-A) in the RDBS/ RS/ LS.

  • RDBS: Rural Development Banking Service
  • RS: Rajbhasha Service
  • LS: Legal Service
NABARD Recruitment

The selection process for the NABARD Assistant Manager (Grade-A) posts is held in three stages

  • Preliminary Exam (Objective)
  • Mains Exam (Objective & Descriptive)
  • Personal Interview

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NABARD Assistant Manager Vacancies

The recruitment is to fill 150 vacancies of Assistant Manager Grade-A Posts in various sectors.

SectorNo. of Vacancies
Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS)139
Rajbhasha Service8
Legal Service3
Total150 Posts

NABARD Recruitment Eligibility Criteria

The educational qualification for the Assistant Manager Grade-A posts is not similar for RDBS, Rajbhasha, and Legal Sevices. Candidates are advised to go through the detailed notification for category wise eligibility.

  • The applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from any of the recognized universities with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC, ST & PWBD).
  • The candidates are allowed to apply under one category only (Any one of RDBS, Legal & Rajbhasha).
  • Sending multiple applications under various categories is not considered. In such cases, only the last application is taken as valid.
  • The age limit of the candidate is 21 to 30 years as on 1st January 2020

Age Relaxation:

CategoryAge RelaxationAge Limit after Relaxation
OBC Applicants3 Years21 to 33 Years
SC, ST5 Years21 to 35 Years
Ex-Servicemen5 Years21 to 35 Years
PWBD (General)10 Years21 to 40 Years
PWBD (OBC)13 Years21 to 43 Years
PWBD (SC & ST)15 Years21 to 45 Years

NABARD Recruitment Exam Pattern

The recruitment process is carried out in three phases

  • Preliminary Examination (Phase-I)
  • Mains Examination (Phase-II)
  • Interview (Phase-III)

Now, let us go through the each section in detail.

Preliminary Exam Pattern:

The preliminary examination is conducted for 200 marks and the duration of the exam is 2 hours. All the questions are of objective type (MCQ).

SubjectMax. Marks
English Language40 Marks
Test of Reasoning20 Marks
Computer Knowledge20 Marks
General Awareness20 Marks
Economic & Social Issues (with Focus on Rural India)40 Marks
Agriculture & Rural Development (with Focus on Rural India)40 Marks
Quantitative Aptitude20 Marks
Total200 Marks

Mains Exam Pattern:

The mains exam consists of objective and descriptive type questions. It consists of two papers (Paper-I & Paper-II).

Paper-I consists of descriptive type questions and the Paper-II is of MCQ based questions.


The Paper-I exam is common for all categories (RDBS, Rajbhasha, Legal)

Type of QuestionsDescriptive Type
SubjectEnglish Language
Skills TestedWriting Skills (Essay Writing, Comprehension, Report Writing, Letter Writing & Paragraph Writing
Mode of ExamOnline
Total Marks100
Exam Duration90 Minutes


The Paper-II consists of only Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). The total marks for paper-II is 100 and the duration is 90 minutes.

The syllabus for the Paper-II is depends on the category of the post.


The final round Interview will be conducted for the qualified students in Phase-II exam.

The interview is conducted for 25 marks.

Application Fee

The application fee for the NABARD exam is depends on the category of the candidate. The category wise fee structure is given below.

SC, ST & PWBDRs. 150/- (Intimation Charges)
OthersRs. 800/- (Including Application Fee & Intimation Charges)
NABARD StaffAs per their Category (will be refunded later)

The candidates who are working at NABARD and meet the eligibility criteria can apply for the post by paying the application fee (as per their category).

The fee paid by the employees of NABARD will be refunded after submitting the fee receipt.

Important Guidelines

  • Applicants are allowed to apply for only one post from all the categories
  • Submitting application for multiple posts from various categories will be considered as invalid
  • The examination is conducted online at various test centers
  • Candidates are advised to visit the test center a day before the commencement of the exam
  • The applicants are not allowed to change the test center or date of exam or timings of the exam after allotment
  • Out of 150 posts 5 posts are reserved for the Persons with Bench Mark Disabilities
  • The PWBD candidates have to select their category at the time of application to get the reservation benefits
  • Go through the official notification on the website for detailed syllabus and other guidelines

FAQ on NABARD Recruitment

Q1: When will NABARD conduct the Online Main Examination of Assistant Manager Posts?

Ans: Due to the covid-19 outbreak in the country, the authorities have postponed the mains exam. Recently the NABARD team has announced that the mains exam is likely to be conducted in the 1st week of September 2020.

Q2: How can I download the Hall Ticket of NABARD Mains Exam?

Ans: After the announcement of the exam dates, the authorities will release the hall tickets on their official website. Get your NABARD Hall Ticket Here.

Q3: When can I expect the NABARD Assistant Manager Exam Prelims Result 2020?

Ans: The preliminary exam of Assistant Manager Grade-A was conducted on 25th February 2020. The results of the same are announced recently. Get Result Here.

Q4: What is the Application Fee for NABARD Recruitment?

Ans: The application fee and the intimation charges of the NABARD exam are depends on the category of the student. The fee for SC, ST & PWBD is Rs. 150/- and for all other categories the fee is Rs. 800/-.

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