Released Officers in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS) NABARD Recruitment Notification 2017








Recruitment to the post of Officers in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS)
NATIONAL BANK FOR AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT








Applications are invited from Indian citizens for the post of Manager in Grade ‘B’ in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) in National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). Candidates can apply only ON-LINE on NABARD website www.nabard.org between 16 June 2017 to 07 July 2017. 

Candidates are requested to apply only ON-LINE through Bank’s website www.nabard.org. No other mode of submission of application will be accepted by NABARD. 

NUMBER OF VACANCIES:









A candidate can apply for Manager (RDBS) under only one option from among the options given at Table-I (a) & (b). It is clarified that candidate applying for Manager (RDBS)- General cannot apply for Manager (RDBS)-Agriculture and vice a versa. 

In case of applications for both the posts, the last application submitted will be considered valid and fee against the other application will be forfeited.

a) Manager (RDBS) - General Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/ST/PWD applicants 55%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/ST/PWD applicants 50%) in aggregate from a recognized university.  

b) Manager (RDBS) - Agriculture Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with 60% marks (SC/ST applicants 55%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Agriculture with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/ST applicants 50%) in aggregate or its equivalent grade from a recognized university. 

 Age (as on 01.06.2017):

The candidate must have attained the age of 21yrs and must not have attained the age of 35 years as on 01.06.2017, i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.06.1982 and not later than 01.06.1996).

SELECTION PROCEDURE::

1. Manager in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS)

Phase I – Preliminary Examination (Online Exam)

Objective Type: MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) carrying 200 marks.
Duration: 120 Minutes Composite Time [Total 200 marks]

i) Test of Reasoning – 20 marks Recommended Book
iv) General Awareness – 20 marks 
vi) Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) –40 marks 
vii) Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) - 40 marks  Recommended Book 

  

Phase II – Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive pattern

Paper - I (Writing skills online through key board) General English: (Descriptive) The paper will have descriptive questions carrying 100 marks.

Duration: 1 ½ hrs 

The analytical and drafting ability of the candidate shall be assessed from the Descriptive English paper through essay writing, comprehension, report writing, paragraph writing & Letter writing.

Paper–II (MCQ) Economic and Social Issues and Agri. and Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) for General Posts and Agriculture for candidates applying for Manager (RDBS) Agriculture Post 

Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Mark 

Paper–III (MCQ) Development Economics, Statistics, Finance & Management Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Mark  

Phase III – Interview
Applicants qualifying in the Phase-II Examination and securing sufficiently high rank in merit shall be short-listed for interview. Marks for Interview : 40 Marks

Important Note:

The Preliminary Examination is only qualifying in nature and is meant to serve as a screening test. Candidates who qualify and rank sufficiently high as decided by NABARD, shall be called for appearing in the Main Examination. The calling ratio for Main Exam shall be 1:25. There will be penalty for wrong answers marked by the candidate. 

For every wrong answer marked, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty in Phase I and Phase II, both. Cut-offs in Phase I and Phase II may be applied in two stages : (i) On scores in individual tests, (ii) On Total Score

Since the vacancies are for General and Agriculture candidates, separately, merit list of candidates for each stage will be prepared separately

The final selection and ranking of the applicants for the post of Manager in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS) will be based on their performance in the Phase-II Main Examination and Interview, taken together.

With a view to overcoming the possibility of applicants seeking help of other applicants during the Preliminary / Main Exam, the Bank would be analysing the responses of applicants in the Preliminary/Main Examination with other appeared applicants to detect patterns of similarity of right and wrong answers. On the basis of such an analysis, if it is suspected that the responses have been shared and scores obtained are not genuine/ valid, the Bank reserves the right to cancel the candidature of the suspected applicants. Hence the applicants are advised in their own interest not to indulge in any unfair practice in the exams. 

APPLICATION FEE (NON-REFUNDABLE):


EMOLUMENTS AND SERVICE CONDITIONS

(a) Pay Scale: Selected candidates will draw a starting basic pay of Rs. 35150/- p.m. in the scale of Rs.35150 - 1750 (9) - 50900 - EB - 1750(2) - 54400 - 2000 (4) - 62400 (16 years) applicable to Officers in Grade 'B' 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.66,864/-p.m.

(b) Perquisites: Bank's accommodation subject to availability, reimbursement of expenses for maintenance of vehicle for official purpose, newspaper, 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 (once in two years for self, spouse and eligible dependents), Loans and Advances at concessional rates of interest for Housing, Car, Education of children, Consumer articles, Personal Computer, etc. 

(c) Candidates selected for the post will be governed by "the defined contribution to New Pension Scheme (NPS)' in addition to the benefits of Gratuity and Optional Group Term Insurance Plan. 

(d) At certain centres, limited number of residential quarters are available. Facility for securing residential accommodation on lease, however, exists at all centres.

(e) Initial appointment of a selected applicant will be on probation for a period of 02 years, which may, at the Bank’s discretion, be extended for a further maximum period of 01 year.

(f) All candidates selected for appointment by the Bank are liable to be posted and transferred anywhere in India. 

HOW TO APPLY:
Eligible applicants are required to apply online through website www.nabard.org. No other means/ mode of application will be accepted. The application form should be filled in English only. Option for the use of Hindi language will be available for the Online/Main Examination/ Interview.

Candidates can apply online only from 16 June 2017 to 07 July 2017and no other mode of application will be accepted. 



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