NABARD GRADE A 2023 Selection Process: Candidates applying for the NABARD Grade A 2023 exam will need to clear the three phases of the selection process to get the final appointment letter. These three phases consist of the preliminary exam, the main exam, and the interview round. Interested candidates can check the details about each level of the selection process in the article below.
NABARD GRADE A 2023 Selection Process
The NABARD Grade A prelims exam carries a total of 200 MCQs (multiple-choice questions), and candidates need to score the minimum qualifying marks. This is the second phase of the online written exam, which consists of both objective and descriptive-type questions. Candidates who clear the preliminary and main online written tests will be shortlisted for an interview round.
|Preliminary Exam||200 marks|
|Mains Exam||200 marks|
|Interview Round||50 marks|
As per the NABARD GRADE A 2023 Exam Pattern, each phase carries a certain amount of weightage as mentioned in the article below.
Phase I- Preliminary Exam
The NABARD Grade A Prelims exam will carry a total of 200 marks for 200 objective-type questions. The score acquired in this exam will be considered on the final merit list. The duration of the exam is 2 hours.
Candidates will need to score the minimum qualifying marks in this exam to move forward to the next phase of the selection process.
|Test of Reasoning||20|
|Eco & Soc. Issues (with focus on Rural India)||40|
|Agriculture & Rural Development with Emphasis on Rural India||40|
|Total||200||Eco & Soc. Issues (with a focus on Rural India)|
Phase II- Mains Exam
The NABARD Grade A mains exam consists of both objective and descriptive-type questions. This exam has two phases: Mains Paper I and Mains Paper II. Altogether, there are 200 questions, each worth 1 mark. The duration of the exam is 210 minutes.
Candidates after qualifying in this phase will go towards the interview round.
|Paper||Subjects||Total Questions||Type||Total Marks||Duration|
|Paper I||General English||3||Online Descriptive||100||90 minutes|
|Paper II||Economic & Social Issues/ Stream Specific Paper||6 questions|
(Candidates have to attempt 4 questions only)
|Descriptive Type||50||90 minutes|
Phase III – Interview Round
Applicants who will qualify Mains Exam will be shortlisted for an interview round. NABARD Grade A 2023 interview consists of 50 marks. The candidates will be assessed based on their overall personality, general aptitude skills, and communication skills.
This is the major phase of the selection process, with high competition. In the final merit list, the candidates with high scoring marks will be appointed as Grade ‘A’ officers.
NABARD GRADE A 2023 Selection Process FAQs
Yes, every candidate needs to qualify for the Prelims exam to move forward.
Yes, it is the final phase of the selection process.
The interview round will carry a total of 50 marks.
Yes, in the second phase, which is Mains Paper I, the question paper will consist of descriptive-type questions.
Yes, the interview round is mandatory to clear, as the final scorecard will carry a total of all the phases.