Name of the Recruiting Body : NABARD

Educational Qualification :

For Assistant Manager (Grade A) Post
  • Candidates should possess Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWD applicants 45%) in aggregate

  • Post Graduation Degree with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWD applicants 45%) in aggregate or Ph.D for S.No-a, Bachelor’s Degree with Economics with 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWD applicants -45%) in aggregate

  • Post Graduation Degree in Economics/ Agriculture Economics with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWD applicants-45%) in aggregate from a recognized university for S.No-b.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from any recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWD applicants – 45%) in aggregate

  • Post Graduation Degree in Agriculture with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ ST/ PWD applicants 45%) in aggregate for S.No-c.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering with 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized University or having PG degree in Agricultural Engineering with 50% marks in aggregate after Bachelor’s Degree in any engineering discipline for S.No-d.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture from any recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks (SC applicants 45%) in aggregate

  • Post Graduation Degree in Horticulture with a minimum of 50% marks (SC applicants 45%) in aggregate for S.No-e Posts with adequate experience.

For the post of Manager (Grade B)
  • Candidates should possess Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/ST/PWD applicants 55%) in aggregate

  • Post Graduate degree with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/ST/PWD applicants 50%) in aggregate from a recognized university for Post 1
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with 60% marks (SC/ST applicants 55%) in aggregate

  • Post Graduate degree in Agriculture with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/ST applicants 50%) in aggregate

  • its equivalent grade from a recognized university for Post 2.

NABARD Salary Package :

NABARD draws a starting basic pay of Rs. 35,150/- p.m. in the scale of Rs. 35150-1750 (9)-50900-EB-1750 (2)-54400-2000 (4)-62400 applicable to NABARD and they will also be eligible for Dearness Allowance, Local allowance, House Rent Allowance, Family Allowance and Grade Allowance as per rules in force from time to time. At present, initial monthly Gross emoluments are approximately Rs. 75,831/-(approx). One can also take benefits of Telephone charges, Newspaper, book grant, Spectacles, Furnishing of Residence Allowance, Life Insurance Coverage, Sodexo meal, Medical Insurance, and Educational Leaves etc. as per eligibility.

Eligibility Conditions for Assistant Manager (Grade A) Post

Candidates age should be in between 21 to 30 years as on a date mentioned in the official notification.

NABARD Exam Dates 2019 :

Last year, the dates of Preliminary and Main Examination fell in May and June respectively. Based on the schedule of 2018 NABARD Exams, the examination dates are expected to fall in the same months this year as well. Below is the complete schedule of NABARD 2018 exam for the post of Assistant Manager :

S.No. Event Date
1. Release of Notification and start of Application Form 13th March 2018
2. Last Date to submit Application Form 2nd April 2018
3. Date of Preliminary Exam 19th May 2018 (Revised)
4. Date of Mains Exam 17th June 2018 (Revised)


NABARD Examination is conducted in three phases : Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam and Interview Process. Let's have a look at all these three phases one by one.

NABARD Preliminary Exam :

S.No. Subjects Total Marks Time Taken
1. Quantitative Aptitude 20 A composite time of 2 hours (120 minutes
2. Reasoning 20
3. English Language 40
4. Computer Knowledge 20
5. General Awareness 20
6. Economic and Social Issues 40
7. Agriculture and Rural Development 40
Total 200

NABARD Mains Exam :

It is a combination of Descriptive Test and an Online Exam. The Descriptive Test is common for all but the Online Test will be conducted separately for different posts as the syllabus for different posts offered through NABARD Exam is different.

The Descriptive Test is of 100 Marks that needs to be completed in a time frame of 90 minutes.

NABARD Online Exam for different Posts :

S. No. Exam Test Name Max. Marks Time Taken
1. Phase I General English 100 90 minutes
2. Phase II Economic and Social Issues and Agriculture and Rural Development for General Posts and Agriculture for candidates applying for Manager Agriculture Post 100 90 minutes
3. Phase III Development economics, Statistics, Finance and Management 100 90 minutes

Interview Process :

Candidates who clear Mains Round are further called for an Interview to complete NABARD Recruitment Process. Candidates clearing the Interview Process are offered the appointment letter by National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development.

NABARD Syllabus 2019 :

NABARD Preliminary Exam Syllabus :

To ace NABARD 2019 Exam, it is very important to be well versed with NABARD Syllabus. Preliminary exam of NABARD Exam constitutes of 7 major sections namely :

English Language : Reading Comprehension
Cloze Test
Sentence Errors
Vocabulary based questions
Sentence Improvement
Jumbled Paragraph
Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph/Sentences Restatement)
Reasoning Ability : Puzzles
Seating Arrangements
Direction Sense
Blood Relation
Order and Ranking
Machine Input-Output
Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
Data Sufficiency
Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)
Quantitative Aptitude : Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)
Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
Number Series
Approximation and Simplification
Data Sufficiency
Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)
General Awareness : Banking and Insurance Awareness
Financial Awareness
Govt. Schemes and Policies
Current Affairs
Static Awareness
Computer Aptitude : History and Generation of Computers
Introduction to Computer Organisation
Computer Memory
Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
Computer Software
Computer Languages
Operating System
Computer Network
MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
Basics of DBMS
Number System and Conversions
Computer and Network Security

NABARD Mains Exam Syllabus :

Paper-I :English (Writing Skills) :
  • Essay
  • Precis writing
  • Comprehension
  • Report writing
  • Paragraph writing and
  • Business/Office Correspondence.
Paper-II :
a) Economic and social Issues :
  • Nature of Indian Economy
  • Structural and Institutional features
  • Economic underdevelopment
  • Opening up the Indian Economy
  • Globalisation
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Privatisation.
  • Inflation
  • Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India
  • Measurement of Poverty
  • 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.
  • Industrial and Labor Policy
  • Industrial performance
  • Regional Imbalance in India's Industrial Development
  • Rural banking and financial institutions in India
  • Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector
  • Globalisation of Economy
  • Role of International Funding Institution
  • IMF & World Bank
  • WTO
  • Regional Economic Co-operation.
  • Social Structure in India
  • Multiculturalism
  • Social Justice
  • Positive Discrimination in favor of the under privileged
b) 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 opping systems.
  • Problems of dry land - Seed production, seed processing, seed village
  • Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory
  • Precision Farming
  • System of Crop Intensification
  • organic farming
  • Soil and Water Conservation : Major soil types, soil fertility, fertilisers, soil erosion, soil conservation, watershed management
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Agriculture Extensions: Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programmes,
  • Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra's (KVK) in dissemination of Agricultural technologies
  • 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 Page 12 of 28 livelihood, carbon credit, IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings, funding mechanisms for climate change projects, initiatives by Govt of India, NAPCC, SAPCC, INDC
  • 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 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 Economy
  • Importance 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 Laborers, 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 labor
  • Issues and challenges in Hand-looms
  • Panchayati Raj Institutions – Functions and Working
  • MGNREGA, NRLM – Aajeevika, Rural Drinking water Prog


  • Total Classes -62
  • Total Duration-124 hours.
  • Total Mock Test-40 sets (Both Online & Offline)
  • Total Course Duration-3 months
  • Total Discussion Class-5
S. No. Batch Duration Timing
1. Regular Batch (Monday – Friday) 3 months 7.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m
10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.
6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
2. Weekend Batch (Sunday Only) 4 months 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.


Interview Class for Banking :

In 3 days intensive classroom training programme by banking specialist.

Mock Interview conducted by senior PSO Bankers/ Government officials.

Banking & Current Affairs recap.


Note :

The orientation class will conducted on every Saturday at 6.00 p.m.


Class Room Admission Office
Plot No.1742, 1st Floor, 18th Main Road, Anna Nagar Chennai – 600 040 Contact No. 044 - 45543082 Shankar IAS Academy
Door No 18, Old Plot No 109, New Plot No 259, AL Block, 4th Avenue, Shanthi Colony, Anna Nagar, Chennai ‐ 600040.

Branch Office

Adyar-Chennai Madurai Trichy
No-2/23, 3rd Cross Street, Padmanabhanagar, Opposite to Sishya School, Adyar Chennai – 600 020, Tamilnadu 044 - 24 418886 Plot no:409/B, Mall Super Market, Second floor, Church Road, Anna Nagar, Sathamangalam, Madurai- 625020. Contact : 97896 22555 | 0452-4255455 [land mark: near Suguna stores bus stop, Second left towards Ambiga college] N.R.Towers A9( N), Salai Road, Thillai Nagar, Trichy – 620018 Contact : 0431-4976911 | 97896 64555 Land Mark – LIC -Rock fort branch building |
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