NABARD Grade A and B Mains 2017 Exam Dates Out

NABARD Grade A and B Mains 2017 Exam Dates out: Exams during End of August 2017 for those who have qualified in Preliminary exams

NABARD Grade A and B Mains 2017 Exam Dates Out

NABARD or National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development has announced the exam dates for the NABARD Grade A and B officers Exam. The Mains exam is only for those who qualify in Preliminary exams.

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Grade A Officer



Grade B Officer


The examination on 30.08.2017 will be conducted in 02 sessions, i.e., Morning and Afternoon Sessions for all candidates. Two papers will be held in Morning Session and the Third paper will be held in Afternoon Session. Candidates will have to download separate call letters for each session (Morning & Afternoon).

A new trend seen in the NABARD exams is that the weight age for Reasoning and Quantitative aptitude has reduced, while the exam lays more emphasis on questions in Economics, Agriculture and Rural development. NABARD gives importance to these subjects since it is a Rural Bank. Banking exams usually give more importance to Quantitative aptitude and Reasoning in their exams. However, being a Rural development bank, NABARD has given more importance to the latter I.e Economics, Rural development and agriculture.

Selection Process in NABARD Grade A and B:

There are three phases of the NABARD Exam Pattern:

  1. Prelims Exam –online(objective MCQs)
  2. Mains Exam –online(objective MCQs + Descriptive)
  3. Interview

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NABARD came into existence on 12 July 1982 by transferring the agricultural credit functions of RBI and refinance functions of the then Agricultural Refinance and Development Corporation (ARDC). It was dedicated to the service of the nation by the late Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi on 05 November 1982.

Set up with an initial capital of Rs.100 crore, its’ paid up capital stood at Rs. 5,000 crore as on 31 March 2016. Consequent to the revision in the composition of share capital between Government of India and RBI, the Government of India today holds Rs. 4,980 crore (99.60%) while Reserve Bank of India holds Rs. 20.00 crore (0.40%).

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