NABARD 2023 Recruitment Notification, Eligibility, Grade A- Apply Online

National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development shortened is going to release the notification regarding the upcoming recruitment soon. The notification is released for filling vacancies for different posts such as Grade A Assistant Manager, Assistant Manager, Grade B Manager, Development Assistant, and Assistant Manager in Grade A posts. Those interested candidates who are seeking a career in NABARD can apply for the recruitment through the official website – It must be noted that the aspirants need to clear the entrance examination for the selection in NABARD 2023.

NABARD Recruitment 2023 Highlights

Name of the exam NABARD
Organizing department National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
Posts Assistant Manager, Managerial & Development Assistant
Application mode Online
Exam date
  • Assistant Manager- May 2023
  • Development Assistant- September/ October 2023
Salary Rs. 24,000/- month
Job location Across India
Experience Freshers
Official website Check Here.

NABARD Recruitment 2023 Important Schedule

Events Dates
Official Notification January 2023
Online application form release date January 2023
Last date to apply February 2023
Download call letter for Phase 1 Preliminary Exam February 2023
Exam date (Prelims) February 2023
Result declaration (Prelims)
Admit card (Mains) September 2023
Exam Date (Mains) September 2023
Result declaration (Mains)

Manager Post

Manager recruitment is done for many posts such as

  • Senior Advisor
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Chief Risk Manager
  • Assistant Project Manager Storage
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Marketing & Processing
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Risk Managers
  • MIS & Reports
  • Senior Project Finance Manager
  • Specialist Officer (Legal Aspects)
  • Project Finance Manager (Infrastructure Projects)
  • Communication Professionals

Eligibility Criteria


  • A degree of B.Tech/ BA/ CA/ MBA or some equivalent qualification from the recognized University or Institution is required.
  • Aspirants must have some work experience as required.
  • The age of the candidate must not be more than 63 Years.

Development Assistant

  • Applicant should have cleared graduation in the relevant discipline with an aggregate of 50% marks.
  • The minimum and maximum ages are 18 years and 35 years respectively.
  • For the post of Assistant Manager (P & SS), applying candidate must be in an Office with a minimum of five years of experience in commissioned Service in the Air force or Navy, or Army and must be holding a valid Ex-Servicemen Identity Card. For this, the minimum age should be 25 years and the maximum should be 40 years.

Assistant Manager Grade A

  • A bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks must be there.
  • Chartered Account: A bachelor’s degree in any discipline and the membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) should be there.
  • Animal Husbandry: He/ She should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Husbandry/Veterinary Sciences with at least 50% marks in aggregate.
  • Economics: Aspirants must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics/ Economics with at least 50% marks in aggregate.
  • Food processing/Food Technology: A bachelor’s degree in Food Technology/ Food Processing with at least 50% marks in aggregate must be there.
  • Environmental Engineering: Candidate must hold a degree of graduation in Climate change adaption/ Climate change/ Environmental Engineering/ Environmental Science with a minimum of 50% marks.
  • Forestry: A bachelor’s degree in Forestry with at least 50% marks should be there.
  • Minor Irrigation: A Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Hydrology or Hydrology/ Geology/ Applied Geology with Hydrogeology/ Water Supply & sanitation/ Irrigation as one of the compulsory subjects with at least 50% marks.
  • Land Development and Agriculture: A graduation degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with an aggregate of 50% marks.
  • Social Work: A graduation of degree in Forestry with at least 50% marks is required.
  • The minimum and maximum age limit to apply is 21 years and 30 years respectively. For SC, ST categories, the age relaxation is 5 years and 3 years for the OBC category. Ex-servicemen will also get a relaxation of 3 years. Lastly, 10 years of relaxation are there for PWD (UR) category applications, 13 years for PWD (OBC), and 15 years for PWD (SC and ST) category candidates.

Group B Recruitment

  • Any candidate who holds a bachelor’s or master’s degree in any stream is eligible.
  • The minimum and maximum age limits are 21 years and 45 years respectively.
  • For selection to Group B Recruitment, the candidate has to clear the personal interview round.

Selection Process and Salary Details

For Development Assistant Recruitment:

  • The candidate has to qualify for the three rounds that mainly include Preliminary Examination, and Mains Examination, which is followed by the Interview.
  • The salary of a Development Assistant lies between INR 13, 150/- to INR 34, 990/- monthly.
  • Assistant Manager (P & SS): INR 28, 150/- to INR 55, 600/- per month.

Post of Manager:

  • The candidate has to qualify for the personal interview round to get selected for the manager post.

Post of Assistant Manager (Grade A):

  • Aspirants are required to clear three stages i.e. the Prelims Examination, Main Examination, and lastly Interview round.
  • They get a grade pay scale of Rs. 28,150/- monthly.
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NABARD Recruitment 2023 Application Form

The application form will be made available on the official web page of NABARD. Aspirants can fill it via online means. They need to fill in every detail very carefully and attach the required documents to the form. The application process needs to be completed by the last step which is the application fee payment. The modes of payment will be online; however, for the application fee details see the table below:

Category Development Assistant Assistant Manager (P & SS) Manager Assistant Manager Grade A
Other categories Rs. 800/- Rs. 650/- Rs. 500/- Rs. 800/-
SC/ ST Rs. 150/- Rs. 100/- Rs. 50/- Rs. 150/-

Exam Pattern

Grade A & B Phase 1 (Preliminary):

Sections No. of questions Total marks Duration of exam
Reasoning ability 20 20  

 2 hours

Quantitative ability 20 20
Computer knowledge 20 20
English language 40 40
General awareness 20 20
Economic and social issues 40 40
Agriculture & Rural Development 40 40
Total 200 200 2 hours

Grade A & B Phase 2 (Mains):

Exam No. of questions Total marks Duration
Phase-1 General English 100 90 min
Phase-2 For general post- Economic and Social issues; Agriculture and Rural Development 100 90 min
Phase-3 Finance and Management, Statistics, Development Economics 100 90 min

For Development Assistant Post (Preliminary):

Sections No. of questions Total marks Duration
Reasoning 30 30  

1 hour

Numerical ability 30 30
English language 40 40
Total 100 100

Mains Exam:

Sections No. of questions Total marks Duration
Computer knowledge 40 40 2 hours
General awareness 50 50
Reasoning 30 30
Quantitative aptitude 30 30
English language (descriptive) 50
Total 200

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