(Exam Pattern / Selection Procedure) NABARD Grade ‘B’ (RDBS) Officers

(Exam Pattern / Selection Procedure) NABARD Grade ‘B’ (RDBS) Officers

Exam Pattern

The selection will be in three Phases as furnished below:

1. Manager in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS)
Phase I – Preliminary Examination (Online Exam)
Objective Type: MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) carrying 200 marks.
Duration: 120 Minutes Composite Time i
i) Test of Reasoning – 20 marks
ii) English Language – 40 marks
iii) Computer Knowledge –20 marks
iv) General Awareness – 20 marks
v) Quantitative Aptitude – 20 marks
vi) Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) –40 marks vii) Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) - 40 marks Total 200 marks
Phase II – Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive pattern.
Paper - I (Writing skills online through key board) General English: (Descriptive)
The paper will have descriptive questions carrying 100 marks. Duration: 1 ½ hrs
The analytical and drafting ability of the candidate shall be assessed from the Descriptive English paper through essay writing, comprehension, report writing, paragraph writing & Letter writing. Paper–II (MCQ) Economic and Social Issues and Agri. and Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) for General Posts and Agriculture for candidates applying for Manager (RDBS) Agriculture Post Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Mark Paper–III (MCQ) Development Economics, Statistics, Finance & Management Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Mark
Phase III – Interview Applicants qualifying in the Phase-II Examination and securing sufficiently high rank in merit shall be short-listed for interview. Marks forInterview : 40 Marks


(i) The Preliminary Examination is only qualifying in nature and is meant to serve as a screening test. Candidates who qualify and rank sufficiently high as decided by NABARD, shall be called for appearing in the Main Examination. The calling ratio for Main Exam shall be 1:25. There will be penalty for wrong answers marked by the candidate.

(ii) 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

(iii) Since the vacancies are for General and Agriculture candidates, separately, merit list of candidates for each stage will be prepared separately.

(iv) The final selection and ranking of the applicants for the post of Manager in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS) will be based on their performance in the Phase-II Main Examination and Interview, taken together.

(v) With a view to overcoming the possibility of applicants seeking help of other applicants during the Preliminary / Main Exam, the Bank would be analysing the responses of applicants in the Preliminary/Main Examination with other appeared applicants to detect patterns of similarity of right and wrong answers. On the basis of such an analysis, if it is suspected that the responses have been shared and scores obtained are not genuine/ valid, the Bank reserves the right to cancel the candidature of the suspected applicants. Hence the applicants are advised in their own interest not to indulge in any unfair practice in the exams.

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Courtesy : NABARD