NABARD Grade B 2023: Application Form (Soon), Exam Date

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Nov 10, 2023

NABARD Grade B 2023 application form will be available on the official website. Candidates appearing for the exam can download the admit card from the official website.

NABARD stands for National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development. Peruse the article to thoroughly understand the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) Grade B 2023 Examination. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is a country development bank that promotes the well-being of the rural population which is wholly owned by the Government of India. NABARD annually recruits many aspirants interested in the banking sector. The bank hires eligible candidates who meet regular and contractual requirements. To know about NABARD Grade B 2023, read the full article given below.

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About NABARD Grade B

The National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development also known as NABARD which is one of the prominent financial establishment in India. This body is state governed which looks after the necessities of the rural areas in the country. The NABARD conducts recruitment exams every year for different posts. There are different exams for Grade A, Grade B and Grade C recruitment and posts offered under each grade are distinct. Candidates who get selected in NABARD Grade B work as "Development Assistants". NABARD releases a notification every year which has all the information about the respective exam. Once the notification gets released eligible candidates can register for the exam. 

NABARD Grade B 2023 Exam Highlights

Given below are the highlights of NABARD Grade B 2023 Recruitment

NABARD Grade B 2023 Exam Highlights
Name of the recruitment Recruitment to the post of Officers in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS)
Conducted by National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development
Name of the post Manager in Grade B
Selection process Preliminary exam, mains exam and Interview
Exam level National
Exam conducted Once a year
Exam mode Online
Exam duration Prelims - 120 minutes Mains - 1 ½ hrs each for Paper I, II and III
Negative Marking 1/4th marks
Maximum Marks 200 for Prelims and 300 for Mains
Application fees General Category - INR 900 SC/ ST/ PWD- INR 150

NABARD Grade B 2023 Notification

The exam dates and other important dates for NABARD 2023 Manager Grade ‘B’ will be released along with its official Notification. The NABARD Grade B 2023 Notification will be released soon on the official website. The information will consist of exam dates, age limits, educational qualifications, and other details. The candidates can enquire information about recruitments from the recruitment link provided on the Bank's official website.

NABARD Grade B 2023 Exam Date

Given below are the dates associated with the discharge of form, admit card and NABARD Grade B 2023 notification. The dates are tentative.

NABARD Grade B 2023 Exam Date
Event Dates
NABARD Grade B 2023 DA Admit Card Dec 2023
NABARD Grade B 2023 Mains Exam Dec 2023
Online Application Process To be announced
Release of Admit Card - Prelims To be announced
Prelims exam for NABARD Grade B Recruitment Nov 2023
Prelims exam results for NABARD Grade B To be announced
Release of Admit Card - Mains To be announced
Mains exam for Grade B To be announced

NABARD Grade B 2023 Eligibility

Candidates need to ensure that they fulfill the NABARD Grade B 2023 Eligibility Criteria before filling out the application form. Application might be rejected at any time during the process of admission if the candidate is found to be ineligible for the examination. The criteria for NABARD Grade B 2023 Eligibility includes educational qualification and age limit, given in detail below. Candidates need to fulfill the following guidelines to be eligible:

  • Educational Qualification –Candidates who have finished their graduation or post-graduation in any subject/order can apply for the examination, and the minimum qualifying marks should be 60% for the general category.
  • The minimum eligibility criteria may change for applicants coming in the saved classifications like SC/ST/PWD( Persons With Disability). They should have 55%.
  • Age limit - Candidates between 21 to 35 years can apply for the exam.

NABARD Grade B 2023 Application Form

NABARD Development Assistant Recruitment 2023 application window will open soon, and candidates can apply for the exam till the last date. Candidates must register with their respective valid email ID and phone number. All other required details, like educational and personal details, should be uploaded by the applicant within the form. Candidates must know these necessary steps to fill out the NABARD Grade B 2023 application form.

  • The primary step is that the candidates should go to the official website of NABARD, i.e., and then log in.
  • Search for the 'Apply Online' link to apply.
  • New registrants should register by clicking on the tab 'Click here for New Registration' and should provide the credential details to log in.
  • Registrants will receive a Provisional Registration Number and Password.
  • Use the given login credentials to complete the form by entering the correct details.
  • Check the details by selecting ‘Validate your details and then press the ‘Save & Next’ button.
  • Upload the scanned documents (Photo & Signature) taking care of the following specifications:
  1. The dimension of the photograph - 200 x 230 pixels and the size of the file -20kb to 50 kb.
  2. The dimension of the signature -140 x 60 pixels and the size of the file - 10kb to 20kb.
  • Verify appropriately before pressing the tab 'Final Submit'.
  • Select the ‘Payment’ tab to remit the application fee.
  • The application fee should be paid online using Debit Card/Credit Card/Internet Banking/Cash Cards/Wallets, etc.
  • After entering the payment details and paying the fee, click on 'submit' the application form.

NABARD Grade B 2023 Application Process Important Points

  • Candidates need to enter their educational qualifications of Class 10, 12, graduation, and post-graduation.
  • Candidates need to select one NABARD Exam Centre for appearing in the preliminary and mains exam.
  • Candidates need to examine the entire application form of NABARD Grade B 2023 before the final submission.
  • Candidates can validate their details and save the application form by clicking the 'Validate your details' and 'Save and Next' buttons.
  • The application fee is non-refundable and has to be paid online only.

NABARD Grade B 2023 Admit Card

The NABARD Grade B 2023 Admit Card will be released on the official website. 

Event Link
NABARD Grade B 2023 Admit Card To be announced

Candidates can download their respective NABARD Grade B 2023 Admit Card on the official website. The important points regarding NABARD Grade B 2023 Admit Card is mentioned below.

  • The candidates must download their own Admit Card from the official site of NABARD which will be released before the Prelims exam.
  • They should have a duplicate of the NABARD Grade B admit card alongside a passport photo and a valid photo identity proof.
  • Candidates should peruse all the guidelines given in the admit card identified with the NABARD Grade B 2023 online exam.

NABARD Grade B 2023 Exam Pattern

The examination pattern will help the aspirants to have a brief idea about the exam paper. Therefore, candidates need to go through the NABARD Grade B 2023 Exam Pattern while preparing for the examination. 

The NABARD Grade B 2023 Exam Pattern consists of 3 phases-Prelims Exam, Mains Exam, and Interview. The exam pattern for all these phases are different and the same has been tabulated below for the candidate's better understanding.

1. NABARD Grade B 2023 Prelims Exam Pattern

The first phase of the exam is the prelims exam. It is an online objective test, and it consists of multiple-choice questions. Given below are the topics, distribution of marks, and time duration for the preliminary exam.

NABARD Grade B Exam Pattern
Topics Distribution of Marks Time
English 40 120
Reasoning 20
Quantitative Aptitude 20
General Awareness 20
Computer 20
Economic and Social Issues 40
Agriculture and Rural Development 40
Total 200

2. NABARD Grade B 2023 Mains Exam Pattern

The candidates, who will qualify NABARD Grade B 2023 Prelims, will appear in NABARD Grade B 2023 Mains conducted online. The NABARD Grade B 2023 Exam Pattern for Mains/phase2 consists of 3 papers-I, II and III:

  • The Paper I is on General English which is a descriptive type of paper. The duration of the article is 1 ½ hrs and carries 100 marks. The exam comprises questions from essay writing, comprehension, report writing, paragraph writing & Letter writing.
  • The Paper-II is MCQ based and comprises questions from Economic and Social Issues and Agriculture and Rural Development (with a focus on Rural India) for General Posts. Duration of the paper 1 ½ hrs and carries 100 marks.
  • Paper III is also MCQ based and comprises questions from Development Economics, Statistics, and Finance & Management. The test is held for 1 ½ hrs, and total marks are 100.

3. NABARD Grade B 2023 Exam Pattern – Interview

The candidates who have secured sufficiently high rank in the exam will be called for the Interview. The Interview will be held for 40 marks. The candidates who will qualify the Mains and the Interview will be selected as the NABARD Grade B 2023 Managers.

NABARD Grade B 2023 Syllabus

Applicants are highly recommended to go through the syllabus in order to perform well in the examination. The Syllabus pattern for the exam will be of 3 phases: Prelims, Mains Exam, and Interview. Given below is the core topics in each phase:

NABARD GRADE B 2023 Prelims Exam Syllabus


  • Reading Comprehension
  • Error Spotting / Phrase Replace
  • Cloze Test
  • Para Jumble


  • Puzzles
  • Data sufficiency
  • Input-Output
  • Statement based questions,
  • Inequality
  • Miscellaneous Questions.

Quantitative Aptitude

  • HCF and LCM
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Data interpretation
  • Inequalities
  • Problem on Ages
  • Profit and Loss
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Mensuration
  • Speed, Distance and Time

Computer Awareness

  • Networking
  • Input/output devices
  • DBMS
  • MS Office
  • History of computer & generations, Shortcuts
  • Internet

General Awareness

  • Current Affairs and Banking and Economy
  • Insurance

Economic & Social Issue

  • Nature of Indian Economy
  • Globalization
  • Economic Reforms
  • Privatization, Inflation
  • Economic Underdevelopment
  • Social Infrastructure
  • Education, Social Justice
  • Human Development
  • Education
  • Social Justice
  • Social structure in India
  • Demographic trends

Agriculture and Rural Development

  • Soil Erosion and Water Conservation
  • Water resource
  • Farm & Agri Engineering
  • Plantation & Horticulture
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Fisheries, Forestry
  • Agriculture ExtensionsEcology & Climatic Changes
  • Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture

NABARD Grade B 2023 Mains Exam Syllabus

Paper 1 of NABARD Grade B 2023 is of descriptive type online mode. The detailed syllabus is of English (Writing Skills) which consists of -Formal letter, Informal letter, Report writing, Letter writing, Paragraph writing, Comprehension, and Essay writing.

Paper 2 of the mains exam is an objective type containing questions from Economic and Social Issues and Agriculture and Rural Development

NABARD Grade B Paper 3 will be based on Finance & Management, Statistics, and Development Economics.

All the candidates who have scored qualifying marks in the Phase 2/Mains Exam will be selected for the final phase i.e. Interview. The qualifying marks for the Interview of NABARD Grade B 2023 is 40 marks.

NABARD Grade B 2023 Preparation

NABARD Grade B 2023 Exam is an excellent opportunity for all the candidates who want a government job. The main objective is to focus on the positive and working hard enough to eliminate the negative. Follow some of these necessary steps for the development of NABARD Grade B 2023 Exam:

  • Design a plan that suits your conditions- (1) If you are working (2) If you are at home.
  • Set practical, achievable goals- Doing less and perfecting it is better than doing a lot more and not being good at it.
  • Divide your subjects and allot equal time duration to all.
  • Practice mock exams.

NABARD Grade B 2023 Books

The primary step while preparing for any exam is making sure to research thoroughly and get hold of the best study material. Refer to some of these best books as it will be helpful in NABARD Grade B 2023 Exam preparation.

NABARD Grade B Books 2023
Economic and Social Issues Sociology  CN Shankar Rao
 Agriculture & Rural Development Agriculture at a Glance R K Sharma and S K Bhoi
Agriculture & Rural Development Rural Development GPH Panel of Experts
Quantitative Aptitude Quantitative Aptitude RS Aggarwal
English Language English Grammar Wren & Martin
General Awareness Lucent's General Knowledge Lucent Publication

NABARD Grade B 2023 Result

NABARD Grade B 2023 Exam dates will be updated soon. Once the exam takes place, the result for the NABARD Grade B 2023 exam will be declared in the subsequent months. The candidates can check their NABARD Grade B 2023 result, by following these steps:

  • Step 1: Log in to the official website of NABARD.
  • Step 2: Click on ‘Results’ under the navigation bar.
  • Step 3: Search for the result tab for the year 2023 and click it.
  • Step 4: Fill the required details given, such as Registration Number & Date of Birth.
  • Step 5: Finally, check the result by pressing the 'Submit' button.

NABARD Grade B 2023 Cutoff

NABARD Grade A and B 2023 cut-off for prelims and mains exams will be released after the results are declared. The cut-offs will be released separately for prelims and main exams for different posts in PDF form. Candidates can assess their selection chances by matching their score to NABARD released cut-off list. 

How to Check NABARD Cutoff?

Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to check NABARD cut-off 2023

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of NABARD
  • Step 2: Click on the tab 'Grade A (RDBS/Rajbhasha) and Grade B(RDBS) 2023 - Cut Off and Marks"
  • Step 3: The cut-off marks will be available separately for different posts. 
  • Step 4: Select the cut-off link per the candidate's post preference.
  • Step 5: The page will be redirected to the cut-off marks list, which the candidates can download for future reference. 

NABARD Grade B 2023 Recruitment

NABARD conducts entrance exams for recruitment of candidates for Grade A, Grade B and Grade C posts. Upon successful selection, the Grade A candidates will work in Rural Development Banking Services, Protocol and Security Service, Rajbhasha and Legal whereas Grade B, Grade C will be working as Development Officers and Office Assistants respectively.

The NABARD Grade B will have managerial positions. The selection process will contain NABARD Grade B 2023 Prelims Exam and Mains Exam which will be online tests. These tests will be followed by an interview. The final selection for the recruitment for NABARD Grade B officers will be based on the marks obtained by candidates in Mains and Interview.

NABARD Grade B 2023 Salary

  • The candidates who are recruited as a Grade B Manager in NABARD will be getting a Basic Pay – INR 35,150 (per month).
  • The Monthly Gross Emoluments are INR 66,864 (approximately).
  • The other Allowances include Dearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance, and Grade Allowance.

NABARD Contact Details

In case of any questions or queries, candidates can reach out to the concerned authorities through contact details. 


Plot C-24, Block G, Complex Bandra Kurla, BKC Road, Bandra East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051

Contact No.: (91) 022-26539895/96/99


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