NABARD Grade A 2024 Exam Date, Syllabus, Notification & Salary
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NABARD Grade A 2024 Notification: The official notification for 2023 was released in September 2023. We expect the NABARD Grade A 2024 notification to be out in August/September 2024.

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The expected number of vacancies may be 150+ posts. The National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) recruits Grade A officers annually. Candidates who are targeting for NABARD exam 2024 should start early preparation for practice and revision. Get detailed information on the NABARD Grade A recruitment process 2024 in this blog post.

NABARD Grade A Notification 2024: Overview

NABARD National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development conducts an annual exam to recruit Grade A officers in different departments. Get a glimpse of the major highlights of NABARD Grade A in the table given below.

Particulars NABARD Grade A Major Highlights
Exam NameNABARD Grade A
Exam Conducting BodyNABARD (National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development)
NABARD Grade A No. of Vacancies150+ Posts
NABARD Grade A Selection ProcessNABARD Grade A Prelims, Mains & Interview
NABARD Grade A Official
NABARD Grade A Age Limit21-30 years
NABARD Grade A Application ModeOnline
NABARD Grade A Application Start DateSeptember 2024
NABARD Grade A Last Date to ApplySeptember 2024

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NABARD Grade A 2024 Notification: Important Dates

NABARD Grade A official notification 2023 official notification was released on its official website on September 1, 2023. Check the table for more details for 2024.

ParticularsNABARD Grade A Important Dates 2023NABARD Grade A Important Dates 2024
NABARD Grade A Notification Release September 1, 2023September 2024
NABARD Grade A Apply Online Start DateSeptember 2, 2023September 2024
NABARD Grade A Last Date to Apply OnlineSeptember 23, 2023To be Notified Soon
NABARD Grade A Prelims Admit Card ReleaseOctober 10, 2023October 2024
NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam DateOctober 16, 2023 October 2024
NABARD Grade A Prelims Result DateNovember 4, 2023November 2024
NABARD Grade A Mains Admit Card ReleaseNovember 10, 2023November 2024
NABARD Grade A Mains Exam DateNovember 19, 2023November 2024
NABARD Grade A Mains Result DateTo be notified laterTo be Updated Soon
NABARD Grade A Interview ResultTo be notified soonTo be Updated Soon

NABARD Grade A 2024 Notification: Vacancies

NABARD Grade Notification for 150 posts released on September 1,  2023. We can expect the total number of posts for Grade A officers in 2024 may be 150+ posts. Check out the Table below to get detailed information on the number of vacancies.















Computer/ Information Technology














Company Secretary




Civil Engineering





Electrical Engineering





Geo Informatics







Food Processing







Mass Communication/Media Specialist










NABARD Grade A 2024 Notification: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are interested in applying for NABARD Grade A should check the eligibility criteria and age limit first to know if they can apply for the posts or not.

NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria 2024

Candidates should have scored 60% in the Bachelor’s degree course from a recognized college or university. The age limit of candidates appearing in NABARD Grade A should be minimum 21 years and maximum 30 years. Age relaxations are provided as per government norms.

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NABARD Grade A Nationality 

Only Indian national candidates are eligible to apply as NABARD Grade A officers. Candidates who appear in the exam should hold valid identity proof in NABARD in any job position. 

Number of Attempts for NABARD Grade A Examination

NABARD did not impose any such restrictions on the number of attempts on candidates to appear in Grade A examinations. As long as candidates hold the eligibility as per NABARD, they can apply for any job position. 

NABARD Grade A 2024 Exam Pattern

The NABARD Grade A selection process comprises three stages: prelims, mains, and interviews. Prelims and Mains exams are conducted online. Candidates who successfully qualify for prelims and mains are invited for an interview and then, the final merit list is prepared.

NABARD Grade A 2024 Exam Pattern: Preliminary Examination

Candidates’ knowledge is tested on eight sections Test of Reasoning, English Language, Decision Making, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, ESI, and ARD. 200 questions in the preliminary examination are of 200 marks. The time duration is 120 minutes.

SectionNo. Of QuestionsMarks
Test of Reasoning2020
English Language3030
Decision Making1010
Computer Knowledge2020
General Awareness2020
Quantitative Aptitude2020
Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India)4040
Agriculture & Rural Development (with Emphasis on Rural India) 4040

NABARD Grade A 2024 Exam Pattern: Mains Exam

Here is the NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern for Mains Exam.

PaperGrade AType of PaperNo. of QuestionsMarksDurationRemarks
Paper IGeneral EnglishOnline Descriptive310090 MinutesDescriptive Answers to be typed using keyboard
Paper IIESI & ARDObjective305030 Minutes 
  Descriptive Type6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4questions [2of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2of 10 marks each] 50 90 MinutesDescriptive Answers to be typed using keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington an

NABARD Grade A: Number of Attempts

NABARD did not impose any restriction to limit the number of attempts on candidates to apply for the Grade A recruitment drive conducted annually. Candidates who are eligible to apply can send their online application with the notification is live for NABARD Grade A level officers recruitment. Interested candidates who wish to join NABARD at Assistant Managerial level positions should check if they are eligible to apply or not.

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2024

The prelims exam is a first stage process in the NABARD Grade A recruitment drive. The test is objective-based and conducted online. Check out the latest syllabus:

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Quadratic Equations
  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretations
  • Arithmetic Questions
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mathematical Inequalities
  • Quantity Comparisons
  • Mensuration
  • Interest and Compound Interest
  • Caselet
  • Boat & Stream, Trains

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Economic & Social Issues

  • Nature of the Indian Economy
  • Poverty Alleviation and Employment
  • Economic & Social Issues
  • Socio-economic programs for scheduled castes scheduled tribes and other backward classes
  • Social Movements – Indian Political Systems
  • Human Development
  • Current Economic & Social Issues
  • Gender Issues Joint Family System
  • Social Infrastructure
  • Economic Problems Associated with Illiteracy

Agriculture & Rural Development

  • Definition & Meaning of Agriculture
  • Agronomy: definition, meaning, and scope of agronomy
  • Classification of field crops
  • Factors Affecting Crop Production
  • Soil & Water Conservation
  • Water Resource
  • Farm & Agri Engineering
  • Plantation & Horticulture
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Fisheries

NABARD Grade A Cut-Off 2024: Previous Year Cut-Off

NABARD Grade A Previous Year Cut-off is available in the table format given below:

NABARD Grade A Prelims Cut-Off Score 2022

Fisheries 16.50  22.75
Forestry  19.25 27.75
Agriculture Engineering 17.7510.0027.2532.25
Land Development – Soil Science28.00  30.5039.50
Plantation/Horticulture16.00   36.75
Civil Engineering  13.25 17.00
Environmental Engg/Science9.00 11.50 21.00
Finance9.25 8.50 14.75
Computer/IT7.25 8.00 14.50
Development Management16.50   19.00
AM (Rajbjasha)16.0016.0010.75 16.00

NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Cut-Off Score 2022

Fisheries170.75 153.50 
Forestry173.00  164.75
Agriculture Engineering160.75 156.25169.00
Land Development – Soil Science167.25149.00  
Civil Engineering163.25  152.25
Environmental Engg/Science183.75174.75 167.50
Finance158.25138.25 139.50
Agri Marketing/Agri /Business169.50128.75  
Computer/IT161.00150.50 150.00
Development Management160.25   
AM (Rajbjasha)137.25128.5114.50157.00

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NABARD Grade A Application Fees 2024

Applicants filling out the online application form for NABARD Grade A have to pay Rs.850 (Application Form Fee+Intimation Charges Gen/OBC) and Rs. 150 (SC/ST/PWD). Payment of the online application form fee is through the online mode i.e. credit card, debit card, net banking, and bank challan. Keep the payment receipt for future reference. 

NABARD Grade A Apply Online 2024: How to Apply Online?

  • Visit the official website of NABARD i.e.
  • Go to the careers section of the website to check the official notification.
  • Then, click on the NABARD Grade A section when the official notification for 2024 is out.
  • Register to apply by filling in the essential information email address and mobile number to get a username and password.
  • Open the online form NABARD Grade A to apply online and fill in the necessary information carefully such as name, address, educational qualification, family details, and experience.
  • Add your photograph, signature, thumb impression, and educational documents in the desirable format.
  • Check out the format filled and documents uploaded carefully to avoid any issues of form rejection.
  • Select the payment process to submit the form.
  • Pay the form fees through credit card, debit card, and net banking.
  • Keep the form and payment receipt for future use.

NABARD Grade A 2024 Admit Card

NABARD Grade A Admit Card will be released soon after the release of official notification online. The selection process is conducted in three levels Phase 1, Phase 2, and Interview. NABARD will release the notification to recruit 150+ Grade A officers in September 2024. The online application will start on the release of the notification. Candidates can fill out the online application form. The Prelims and Mains exam dates will be released in the notification itself. The NABARD Grade A admit cards will be released 7 to 10 days before the exam.

How to Download NABARD Grade A Admit Card?

Candidates can download the NABARD Grade A Admit Card by the steps given below:

  • Visit the NABARD’s official website i.e.
  • Go to the careers section on the official website.
  • It will navigate to the current vacancies section 2024.
  • Check the NABARD Grade A admit cards for Preliminary and Mains exams when available live on the official website to download.
  • Click on the admit card which is available to download.
  • Enter your User ID and Password to download the NABARD Grade A Admit Card 2024.
  • The admit card will be generated online click on the download link and get the admit card.
  • Keep the admit card hard copy to carry in the exam center.

NABARD Grade 2024 Result

NABARD Grade A Results for the Prelims and Mains exam will be released 10-12 days after the exam. Candidates who will take the exam in 2024 can download the result from the official website of NABARD. The National Bank of Agriculture & Rural Development will release results for the Preliminary and Main exams in PDF format. Visit the official website to download the result PDF. Check the result using the roll numbers.

NABARD Grade A 2024 Salary & Job Profile

If you qualify Grade A exam and are appointed in NABARD then, you have to perform the roles and responsibilities listed below:

  • Grade A officers have to perform the basic roles and responsibilities to know the nature of the job.
  • Perform managerial tasks.
  • You have to handle clerical tasks on the initial day of your job.
  • Deal with the central and state government programs started for rural development.

NABARD Grade A Officer Basic Salary: Rs.44,500/-Scale: 44500 – 2500 (4) – 54500 – 2850 (7) – 74450 – EB – 85850 – 3300 (1)- 89150 (17 years)

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NABARD Grade A Exam Centres 2024: Get Prelims & Mains Centres List

Candidates appearing in the NABARD Grade A exam have to choose the exam centers while filling out the online application form. We provided the list of exam centers for Prelims and Mains.

StatesNABARD Grade A Exam Centers for Prelims
Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair 
Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Srikakulam, Guntur, Kadapa, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Tirupati, Kakinada, Vizianagaram 
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun 
Assam Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur 
Bihar Arrah, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea 
Chandigarh Chandigarh-Mohali 
Chattisgarh Bilaspur, Durg-Bhilai, Raipur 
Goa Panaji 
Gujarat Ahmedabad / Gandhinagar, Anand, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara 
Haryana Hisar, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Sonipat, Ambala 
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur, Shimla, Solan, Mandi, Kangra 
Jammu &Kashmir Samba, Jammu, Srinagar 
Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi 
Karnataka Bengaluru, Belgaum, Hubli-Dharwad, Hassan, Gulbarga, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi 
Kerala Alappuzha, Ernakulam/Kochi, Kannur, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Pallakad, Thrichur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam 
Madhya Pradesh Ujjain, Sagar, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna 
Maharashtra Aurangabad, Amravati, Kolhapur, Mumbai/ Navi Mumbai/Thane/Greater Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Chandrapur, Solapur, Dhule, Ratnagiri 
Meghalaya Shillong 
Mizoram Aizawl 
Nagaland Kohima 
New Delhi Delhi-NCR 
Odisha Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Dhenkanal, Rourkela 
Puducherry Puducherry 
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala 
Rajasthan Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur 
Sikkim Gangtok-Bardang 
Tamilnadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Vellore, Erode, Virudhunagar 
Telangana Hyderabad/Rangareddy, Karimnagar, Warangal, Khammam 
Tripura Agartala 
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Prayagraj, Bareilly, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida, Varanasi 
Uttarakhand Roorkee, Dehradun, Haldwani 
West Bengal Asansol, Durgapur, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata/Greater Kolkata, Siliguri

NABARD Grade A Previous Year Question Paper

The preparation and practice of the NABARD Grade A exam are done efficiently with the help of the previous year’s questions for practice. Candidates can find the PDF papers available free to download in PDF format. In order to analyze the performance, we have attached the solutions to the previous year’s questions.

SectionsPDF Files Download
Quantitative AptitudeDownload PDF File
Test of ReasoningDownload PDF File
English LanguageDownload PDF File

Benefits to Solve NABARD Grade A Previous Year Questions

Candidates targeting to ace the NABARD Grade A exam should solve past year questions with solutions PDF. Moreover, check out the benefits of solving the previous year’s question paper:

  • Get familiar with exam patterns and questions.
  • Know the level of questions in the NABARD Grade A Preliminary Exam.
  • Look for your strong and weak areas for improvement.
  • Assess your Preparation levels and plan out strategies.
  • Make strategies to attempt the real exam.

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