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NABARD Grade A 2021 Exam: A total of 148 vacancies have been so far announced by the prestigious National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development. The NABARD Grade A as a banking exam is often treated with the same level of respect aspirants shower for RBI Grade B or for SEBI Grade A exams. Although they can’t be compared, both banks offer attractive salary figures for any undergraduate in India.   

All the designations under NABARD come under the purview of the central government. The employees at NABARD do enjoy the luxury and perks that all other central government employees do.   


Salary Structure of NABARD Grade A 2021 

NABARD Grade A Salary Structure Overview 
Basic Pay Rs.28,150/- p.m. 
Payscale 28150-1550(4) -34350-1750(7) – 46600 –EB – 1750(4)- 53600-2000(1)-55600 
Monthly Gross Emoluments Rs.70,000/- (approximately) 

Increment Structure for NABARD Grade A 2021 

Time Period Basic Pay (INR) Increment (INR) 
For the first four years 28150 1550 
For the next 7 years 34350 1750 
For the next 4 years 46600 1750 
For the next 4 years 53600 2000 for 1 year 

NABARD Grade A Perks and other Benefits 

Pay-scale basic pay of Rs.28150/- p.m. in the scale of Rs.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. 70,000/-. 
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, Loans and Advances at concessional rates of interest for Housing, Car, Education of children, Consumer articles, Personal computer, etc. 
New Pension Scheme NPS policy governed under “the defined contribution to New Pension Scheme (NPS)’ in addition to the benefits of Gratuity and Optional Group Term Insurance Plan. 
Residential Quarters At certain centres, limited number of residential quarters are available. Facility for securing residential accommodation on lease, however, exists at all centres. 
Transfer Policy You can be posted or transferred anywhere in India 

Check out the list of the regional offices of NABARD here

NABARD Grade A Probation Period  

Any employee who gets recruited via the NABARD Grade A exam has to undergo at least a two-year probation period. However, the same periods can be extended further up to one more year. You basically get recruited as a trainee, and when your probationary time period ends, you are given a management position at the bank.



NABARD Grade A 2021 Career Growth & Promotions Available  

Salary increments obviously happen every single year as per the pay scale of the position you hold. Still, there are many top-notch management level positions you can attain at NABARD in the following order mentioned below:  

  • Assistant Manager  
  • Manager  
  • Assistant General Manager  
  • Deputy General Manager  
  • General Manager  
  • Chief General Manager  

Responsibilities of a Grade ‘A’ Assistant Manager  

  • You work under the purview of the Chief General Manager and perform all the clerical and managerial tasks assigned by them.  
  • Involvement in the workings of regional and state agricultural and rural development policies being implemented by both state and central governments.  
  • It is getting familiar with and participating in rural area activities associated with the banking industry and the state government.   


When the NABARD hires you via the recruitment proceedings of NABADRD Grade A examinations, then you can enjoy the feeling of a safe career if you obviously don’t get involved in any of the offenses or criminal activities at the bank. Your annual pay at NABARD would typically range from 8,00,000 to 8,40,000 PA. And getting such a CTC is not a regular one for most undergraduates in India. However, the competition is tough, and you will have to make sure that you get good all India rankings via the free mock tests. You might score low today, but your AIR will surely improve with dedicated preparation without any questions.   

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