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NABARD to recruit 17 officers in grade B

Last date to apply for the positions is July 7, 2017

Trupti Ramball 

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National for Agriculture and Rural Development  (NABARD) has invited applications from eligible and interested Indian citizens for the post of manager in grade B in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS). According to an official notification, candidates can apply only on website between June 16, 2017 to July 7, 2017.

Dates to remember  
application registration begins June 16, 2017
Last date to submit application July 7, 2017
Last date for payment of fees/intimation charges July 7, 2017
Phase I (preliminary) – examination (tentatively) August 2017

Vacancy details 

The apex development is looking at filling up a total of 17 vacancies available for general and agriculture managers.

Post Number of vacancies @ PWD
Manager (RDBS) UR SC ST OBC Total
General 4 1 1 3* 9 1
Agriculture 4 1 1 2 8  
Total 8 2 2 5 17  

Reservation for PWD-OC candidate will be applied horizontally within the overall vacancies earmarked for various categories viz., UR, SC, ST and OBC. 

A candidate can apply for RDBS manager under only one option. That means candidate applying for manager general cannot apply for manager agriculture and vice a versa. In case of applications for both the posts, the last application submitted will be considered valid and fee against the other application will be forfeited. 

Emoluments and service conditions 

Selected candidates will draw a starting basic pay of Rs. 35150 per month as 
applicable to officers in grade B. 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 emolument is approximately Rs. 66,864 per month.

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


Before applying, candidates should read all the instructions carefully and ensure that they fulfill all the criteria for the post. On the basis of the information furnished in the application, the of the candidates will be verified at the stage of interview/joining. 

Candidates applying for manager –general need to have bachelor’s degree in any subject from any recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/ST/PWD applicants 55%) in aggregate or post graduate degree with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/ST/PWD applicants 50%) in aggregate from a recognized university as on June 1, 2017. 

For manager agriculture post, interested candidate should be graduate in agriculture with 60% marks (SC/ST applicants 55%) in aggregate or post graduate in agriculture with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/ST applicants 50%) in aggregate or its equivalent grade from a recognized university.

All educational qualifications should have been obtained from Universities /Institutions incorporated by an Act of Central or State legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section – 3 of UGC Act 1956 or possess an equivalent qualification

The candidate must have minimum 21 years and maximum 35 years of age as on June 1, 2017 to be eligible for the posts. He/she should be born not earlier than June 2, 1982 and not later than June 1, 1996. Upper age limit may be relaxed by three years in case of eligible OBC applicants, and five years in case of applicants belonging to SC/ST, ex-servicemen, emergency commissioned officers/short service commissioned officers, candidates domiciled to Kashmir division of the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989 and children/family members of victims who died in the 1984 riots. 
Maximum age relaxation permissible for PWD (General) candidates is 10 years, for PWD (OBC) is 13 years and for PWD (SC/ST) applicants is 15 years. 

PWD candidates applying against unreserved posts will not be eligible for relaxation in percentage in educational qualification. They may, however, be eligible for relaxation in Age and Fee.

Application process
Interested candidates can to apply through bank’s website No other mode of submission of application will be accepted by  The should be filled in English only. Step-by-step guide on how to apply for RDBS grade B officer posts:
Visit the official website for org.
Click on the tab Working with us
Follow the link to Career Notices
Click on the link for Recruitment to the Post of Manager (RDBS) in Grade B
Read through the notice carefully 
Click on the Link for application
Register using Click here for New Registration on the page that opens

Using the provisional registration number and password open the application form 
Fill in the requisite details and save the application
Upload photo and signature as per the specifications
Verify the details before clicking on the Final Submit button 
Click on Payment tab and proceed for payment.
Click on 'Submit' button.
Download and save a copy of the application for further reference.

Application fee (non-refundable)  

Candidates can make the payment using Master/Visa/Rupay debit or credit cards, or Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash cards/Mobile Wallets. On successful completion of the transaction, an e-Receipt will be generated. Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-Receipt and  

Category of applicant Application Fee Intimation charges etc. Total
For SC/ ST/ PWD NIL Rs.150 Rs.150
For all others Rs.750- Rs.150 Rs.900

Selection procedure

Candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in three phases: preliminary exam, a main and an interview round. The preliminary is a qualifier and the marks will not be included in the final score. It will be divided into three parts, 100 marks each. The candidates will have 1.5 hours to attempt. It will include question on reasoning, English language, computer knowledge, general awareness, quantitative aptitude, economic and Social Issues (with focus on rural India),  and agriculture and rural development (with focus on rural India).

In the phase 2, the main will include Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and descriptive pattern questions. The too will be dived into three papers, each for 100 marks. 

Applicants who have securing sufficiently high rank in merit in the phase 2 will be short-listed for interview. The interview will be for 40 marks. 

In case candidates face any difficulty in submission of the application and/or payment of fees, they can send complaints to Candidate Grievance Lodging and Redressal Mechanism at .

First Published: Tue, June 20 2017. 16:46 IST