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NABARD Recruitment 2018 (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development ) Assistant Manager, Syllabus, Exam pattern


          NABARD Recruitment 2018

            (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development )

         Post Name – Assistant Manager


• Starting Date – 13-March-2018
• Last Date – 02-April-2018
• Fee Payment Last Date – 02-April-2018
• Admit Card – 27-April-2018
• Pre Exam Date – 12-May-2018
• Main Exam Date – 06-June-2018


• General/ OBC-800/-
• SC/ST/PH– Rs.150/-
• The candidates can pay the Exam Fee online through credit card/ debit card or net banking 


 The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and the payment process can be completed by following the instructions. 

 Payment can be made by using only Master/Visa/Rupay Debit or Credit Cards or Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash cards/Mobile Wallets by providing information as asked on the screen. 

 After submitting your payment information in the online application form, PLEASE WAIT FOR THE INTIMATION FROM THE SERVER. DO NOT PRESS BACK OR REFRESH BUTTON IN ORDER TO AVOID DOUBLE CHARGE 

 On successful completion of the transaction, an e-Receipt will be generated. 

 Non-generation of 'E-Receipt' indicates PAYMENT FAILURE. On failure of payment, Candidates are advised to login again using their Provisional Registration Number and Password and repeat the process of payment. 

 Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-Receipt and online Application Form containing fee details. Please note that if the same cannot be generated, online transaction may not have been successful. 

 For Credit Card users: All charges are listed in Indian Rupee. If you use a nonIndian credit card, your bank will convert to your local currency based on prevailing exchange rates. 

 To ensure the security of your data, please close the browser window once your transaction is completed


Minimum– 21 years
Maximum-30 years

Number of post- 92 Post

Vacancy Details for NABARD Recruitment 2018

Post Name – Assistant Manager Grade A (RDBS)

Discipline wise Vacancy-

General – 46 posts (General- 23, SC-07, ST-03, OBC-13)

Animal Husbandry – 05 posts (General- 03, SC-01, ST-00, OBC-01)

Chartered Accountant – 05 posts (General- 03, SC-01, ST-00, OBC-01)

Economics – 09 posts (General- 05, SC-00, ST-01, OBC-03)

Environmental Engineering – 02 posts(General- 01, SC-00, ST-00, OBC-01)

Food Processing – 04 posts (General- 02, SC-00, ST-01, OBC-01)

Forestry – 04 posts (General- 02, SC-01, ST-00, OBC-01)

Land Development (Soil Science)/Agriculture – 8 posts (General- 04, SC-01, ST-01, OBC-02)

Minor Irrigation – 06 posts (General- 03, SC-01, ST-01, OBC-01)

Social Work – 03 posts (General- 01, SC-01, ST-00, OBC-01)

Pay Scale- Rs.28150-55600/- per month

Educational Qualification-

General– Bachelor Degree in any subject with 50% marks ( 45% for SC/ST/PWD)

Animal Husbandry– Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Science /Animal Husbandry with 50% marks (45% for SC)

Chartered Accountant– Bachelor Degree in any stream with Membership of ICAI

Economics- Bachelor Degree /Post Graduate in Economics/ Agricultural Economics with 50% marks (45% for ST)

Environmental Engineering- Bachelor Degree /Post Graduate in Environmental Engineering /Environmental Science /Climate hange/ Climate Change Adoption with 50% marks

Food Processing– Bachelor/ Post Graduate Degree in Food processing /Food Technology with 50% marks (45% for ST)

Forestry – Bachelor/ Post Graduate Degree in Forestry with 50% marks (45% for SC)

Land Development (Soil Science)/Agriculture– Bachelor/ Post Graduate Degree in Agriculture /Agronomy/Soil Science with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST)

Minor Irrigation– Bachelor/ Post Graduate Degree in  Hydrology/Applied Hydrology/ Geology /Applied Geology with Hydrogeology/Irrigation /Water Supply  Irrigation as a subject  with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST)

Social Work– Bachelor/ Post Graduate Degree in Social Wrok with 50% marks (45% for SC)

How to Apply for NABARD Recruitment 2018 –

 Interested candidates may submit application  through the official websit of NABARD or through the Apply Online Link given below
from 13-March-2018 to 02-April-2018

 Eligible applicants are required to apply online through website No other means/ mode of application will be accepted. The application form should be filled in English only. 

Detailed Guideline / Procedure for 
(a) Application Registration 
(b) Payment of Application Fee 
(c) Photograph & Signature Scan and Upload Candidates can apply ONLINE only from 13 March 2018 to 02 April 2018_and no other mode of application will be accepted. 
1. Application Registration: Before applying online, candidates should - 
i. Scan their photograph and signature ensuring that both the photograph and signature adhere to the required specifications as given under “Guidelines for photograph & signature scan and upload”. 
ii. Have a valid personal email ID and mobile no., which should be kept active till the completion of this Recruitment Process. Bank will correspond with candidatesthrough the registered e-mail ID/SMS. In case a candidate does not have a valid personal email ID/Mobile No., he/she should create his/her new e-mail ID / obtain mobile no. before applying on-line and must maintain that email account and mobile number till the entire recruitment process is over. 
iii. Biometric verification may be used for establishing identity of the candidate during one or more stages of the recruitment process. 


 Candidates to go to the Bank’s website notices & click on the option "APPLY ONLINE" which will open a new screen.

 To register application, choose the tab "Click here for New Registration" and enter Name, Contact details and Email-id. A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should note down the Provisional Registration Number and Password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will be sent at the given email ID and mobile number.

 In case the candidate is unable to complete the application form in one go, he / she can save the data already entered by choosing "SAVE AND NEXT" tab. Prior to submission of the online application candidates are advised to use the "SAVE AND NEXT" facility to verify the details in the online application form and modify the same, if required. Visually Impaired candidates should fill the application form carefully and verify/ get the details verified to ensure that the same are correct prior to final submission.

 Candidates are advised to carefully fill and verify the details filled in the online application themselves as no change will be possible after clicking the FINAL SUBMIT BUTTON.

 The name of the candidate or his /her Father/ Husband etc. should be spelt exactly same in the application as it appears in the 10th Class Pass Certificate and Degree Certificate/ Mark sheets as well as valid ID Proof brought for the examination. Any change/alteration found may disqualify the candidature. Page 21 of 28

 Validate your details and Save your application by clicking the 'Validate your details' and 'Save & Next' button.

 Candidates can proceed to upload Photo & Signature as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature.

 Candidates can proceed to fill other details of the Application Form.

 Click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before FINAL SUBMIT.

 Modify details, if required, and click on 'FINAL SUBMIT' ONLY after verifying and ensuring that the photograph, signature uploaded and other details filled by you are correct.

 Click on 'Payment' Tab and proceed for payment.  Click on 'Submit' button. 

Mode of Selection for NABARD Recruitment 2018- Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, Interview

Phase I – Preliminary Examination (Online Exam)

Objective Type: MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) carrying 200 marks.
 Duration: 120 Minutes Composite Time 
i) Test of Reasoning – - 20 questions - 20 marks
ii) English Language – - 40 questions - 40 marks 
iii) Computer Knowledge – 20 questions - 20 marks 
iv) General Awareness – 20 questions - 20 marks 
v) Quantitative Aptitude – 20 questions - 20 marks 
vi) Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) – 40 questions - 40 marks 
vii) Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) - 40 questions- 40 marks Total Marks : 200

Phase II – Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive pattern.

Paper-I - General English: (Descriptive - online through key board) 

The paper will have descriptive questions carrying 100 marks.

Duration: 1 ½ hrs 

The analytical and drafting abilities of the candidate shall be assessed through the Descriptive Paper on General English comprising essay writing, comprehension, report writing, paragraph
writing & letter writing. 
Essay (40 Marks), Precis (20 Marks), 
Questions on the Precis para (20 Marks), 
Report / Letter Writing (20 Marks).

Paper–II (MCQ): 
i) for posts as at (i) in Table I - Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on rural India) ii) for posts as at (ii) to (x) in Table I : Paper on related discipline 

Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Marks

Phase III – Interview
Applicants qualifying in the Phase-II Examination and securing sufficiently high rank in merit shall be short-listed for interview. Marks for Interview : 25 Marks

The Preliminary Examination is only qualifying in nature and is meant to serve as a screening test. Only those candidates who score sufficiently high in both, individual tests & in aggregate, shall be shortlisted for Main Examination in the calling ratio of maximum 1:25 based on the cut off arrived on performance of the candidates in the examination. Similarly, only such candidates who score the cut off marks or above in the Main Examination will be shortlisted for interview. The calling ratio for Interview shall be a maximum of 1:5. There will be penalty for wrong answers marked by the candidate. For every wrong answer marked, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty in Phase I and Phase II, both. Cut-offs in Phase I and Phase II may be applied in two stages: (i) On scores in individual tests, (ii) On Total Score. Since the vacancies are earmarked discipline-wise, merit list of candidates for each stage will be prepared discipline-wise.


Illustrative syllabus for Phase II (Main Examination) may be as furnished below: 

For All Posts from (i) to (x) in Table 1 1) 
Paper I – English: Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence. The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expressions and understanding the topic.

 For General Posts as at (a) in Table 1 2) 

Paper II – Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development Economic & Social Issues: 

Nature of Indian Economy - Structural and Institutional features - Economic underdevelopment - Opening up the Indian Economy - Globalisation - Economic Reforms in India - Privatisation. Inflation - Trends in Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual Income. Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India - Rural and Urban - Measurement of Poverty - Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government. Population Trends - Population Growth and Economic Development - Population Policy in India. Agriculture - Characteristics / Status - Technical and Institutional changes in Indian Agriculture - Agricultural performance - Issues in Food Security in India - Non Institutional and Institutional Agencies in rural credit. Industry - Industrial and Labour Policy - Industrial performance - Regional Imbalance in India's Industrial Development - Public Sector Enterprises. Rural banking and financial institutions in India - Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector. Globalisation of Economy - Role of International Funding Institutions - IMF & World Bank - WTO - Regional Economic Co-operation. Social Structure in India - Multiculturalism - Demographic trends - Urbanisation and Migration - Gender Issues Joint family system - Social Infrastructure - Education - Health and Environment. Education - Status & System of Education - Socio -Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy - Educational relevance and educational wastage - Educational Policy for India. Social Justice: Problems of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes - socio-economic programmes for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other backward classes. Positive Discrimination in favour of the under privileged - Social Movements - Indian Political Systems - Human Development. Current Economic & Social Issues.

 Agriculture & Rural Development: Agriculture: definition, meaning and its branches, Agronomy: definition, meaning and scope of agronomy. Classification of field crops. Factors affecting on crop production, Agro Climatic Zones; Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems. Problems of dry land agriculture; Seed production, seed processing, seed village; Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory; Precision Farming, System of Crop Intensification, organic farming; 
a) Soil and Water Conservation : Major soil types, soil fertility, fertilisers, soil erosion, soil conservation, watershed management;

b) Water Resource: Irrigation Management: types of irrigation, sources of irrigation, crop-water requirement, command area development, water conservation techniques, micro-irrigation, irrigation pumps, major, medium and minor irrigation. 

c) Farm and Agri Engineering : Farm Machinery and Power, Sources of power on the farm- human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass, bio fuels, water harvesting structures, farm ponds, watershed management, Agro Processing, Controlled and modified storage, perishable food storage, godowns, bins and grain silos. 

d) Plantation & Horticulture: Definition, meaning and its branches. Agronomic practices and production technology of various plantation and horticulture crops. Post-harvest management, value and supply chain management of Plantation and Horticulture crops.

e) Animal Husbandry: Farm animals and their role in Indian economy, Animal husbandry methods in India, common terms pertaining to different species of livestock, Utility classification of breeds of cattle. Introduction to common feeds and fodders, their classification and utility. Introduction to poultry industry in India (past, present and future status), Common terms pertaining to poultry production and management. Concept of mixed farming and its relevance to socio-economic conditions of farmers in India. Complimentary and obligatory nature of livestock and poultry production with that of agricultural farming. 

f) Fisheries: Fisheries resources, management and exploitation - freshwater, brackish water and marine; Aquaculture- Inland and marine; biotechnology; post-harvest technology. Importance of fisheries in India. Common terms pertaining to fish production. 

g) Forestry: Basic concepts of Forest and Forestry. Principles of silviculture, forest mensuration, 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 under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. 

h) Agriculture Extensions: Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programmes, Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra's (KVK) in dissemination of Agricultural technologies.

i) Ecology and Climate Change: Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, their sustainable management and conservation. Causes of climate change, Green House Gases (GHG), major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis, distinguish between adaptation and mitigation, climate change impact to agriculture and rural livelihood, carbon credit, IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings, funding mechanisms for climate change projects, initiatives by Govt of India, NAPCC, SAPCC, INDC. 

j) Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities; recent trends, major challenges in agriculture measures to enhance viability of agriculture. Factors of Production in agriculture; Agricultural Finance and Marketing; Impact of Page 13 of 28 Globalization on Indian Agriculture and issues of Food Security; Concept and Types of Farm Management. Rural Development: Concept of Rural Area, Structure of the Indian Rural EconomyImportance and role of the rural sector in India- Economic, Social and Demographic Characteristics of the Indian rural economy, causes of rural backwardness. 

Rural population in India; Occupational structure, Farmers, Agricultural Labourers, Artisans, Handicrafts, Traders, Forest dwellers/tribes and others in rural India- Trends of change in rural population and rural work force; problems and conditions of rural labour; Issues and challenges in Handlooms Panchayati Raj Institutions – Functions and Working. MGNREGA, NRLM – Aajeevika, Rural Drinking water Programmes, Swachh Bharat, Rural Housing, PURA and other rural development programmes. 


i. Pay Scale: Selected candidates will draw a starting basic pay of Rs.28150/- p.m. in the scale of 28150-1550(4) -34350-1750(7) – 46600 –EB - 1750(4)- 53600-2000(1)-55600 applicable to Officers in Grade 'A' and they will be eligible for Dearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance, and Grade Allowance as per rules in force from time to time. At present, initial monthly gross emoluments are approximately Rs.61,000/.

ii. Perquisites : Bank's accommodation subject to availability, reimbursement of expenses for maintenance of vehicle for official purpose, newspaper, internet, telephone charges, book grant, allowance for furnishing of residence, etc. as per eligibility. Free dispensary facility besides reimbursement of medical expenses for OPD treatment/hospitalisation as per eligibility. Interest free festival advance, Leave Travel Concession (once in two years for self, spouse and eligible dependents), Loans and Advances at concessional rates of interest for Housing, Car, Education of children, Consumer articles, Personal computer, etc.

iii. Candidates selected for the post will be governed by "the defined contribution to New Pension Scheme (NPS)' in addition to the benefits of Gratuity and Optional Group Term Insurance Plan.

iv. At certain centres, limited number of residential quarters are available. Facility for securing residential accommodation on lease, however, exists at all centres.

v. Initial appointment of a selected applicant will be on probation for a period of 02 years, which may, at the Bank’s discretion, be extended for a further maximum period of one year.

vi. The selected candidates will be required to undergo induction training in the National Bank Staff College, Lucknow followed by desk and field training in the Regional Offices.

vii. All candidates selected for appointment by the Bank are liable to be posted and transferred anywhere in India.

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