Job Posting: Assistant Manager (Grade ‘A’) – Rural Development Banking Service

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) invites applications from Indian citizens for the position of Assistant Manager (Grade ‘A’) in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS). NABARD, an All India Apex Organization, wholly owned by the Government of India, is committed to providing equal opportunities.

Important Dates:

  • Online Application Period: 02 September 2023 to 23 September 2023
  • Phase I (Preliminary) Online Examination: 16 October 2023 (Tentative)

Position Details:

  • Assistant Manager (Rural Development Banking Service)
    • General: 77 vacancies
    • Computer/Information Technology: 40 vacancies
    • Finance: 15 vacancies
    • Company Secretary: 3 vacancies
    • Civil Engineering: 3 vacancies
    • Electrical Engineering: 3 vacancies
    • Geo Informatics: 2 vacancies
    • Forestry: 2 vacancies
    • Food Processing: 2 vacancies
    • Statistics: 2 vacancies
    • Mass Communication/Media Specialist: 1 vacancy
    • Total: 150 vacancies

Eligibility Criteria (as of 01-09-2023):

  • Educational Qualification: Varies by discipline (refer to official notification for details)
  • Age: Between 21 and 30 years (relaxations apply, see official notification for details)

Selection Procedure:

The selection process for the Assistant Manager position consists of the following stages:

Preliminary Examination: The Preliminary Examination assesses candidates in various areas, including reasoning, English language, computer knowledge, quantitative aptitude, decision making, general awareness, economic and social issues (with a focus on rural India), and agriculture and rural development (with an emphasis on rural India). This stage involves a total of 200 questions with a maximum score of 200.

Candidates are required to qualify in the preliminary examination to proceed to the next stage.

Main Examination: The Main Examination is the second phase of the selection process. It consists of multiple sections, including Test of Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Decision Making, General Awareness, Economic & Social Issues (with a focus on Rural India), and Agriculture & Rural Development (with an emphasis on Rural India). The total score for the Main Examination is also 200 marks.

Shortlisting of candidates for the Main Examination will be based on their performance in the Merit Section, which includes General Awareness, Economic & Social Issues, and Agriculture & Rural Development.


Candidates who qualify in the Main Examination will be invited for an interview, which carries a weightage of 50 marks.

Application Fee (Non-Refundable):

  • SC/ST/PWBD: Nil (Application Fee) + Rs. 150 (Intimation charges) = Rs. 150
  • All Others: Rs. 650 (Application Fee) + Rs. 150 (Intimation charges) = Rs. 800

Emoluments and Service Conditions: Selected candidates will receive a starting basic pay of Rs. 44,500/- per month in the pay scale of Rs. 44,500 – 2,500 (4) – 54,500 – 2,850 (7) – 74,450 – EB – 2,850 (4) – 85,850 – 3,300 (1) – 89,150 (17 Years). This scale is applicable to Officers in Grade ‘A’. Additionally, candidates will be eligible for Dearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance, and Grade Allowance as per rules in force from time to time. The initial monthly gross emoluments are approximately Rs. 1,00,000/-.

How to Apply:

  1. Visit the NABARD website at
  2. Click on “APPLY HERE” under the career notices section.
  3. Register by providing your name, contact details, and email address.
  4. Receive a provisional registration number and password.
  5. Fill in the application form with accurate information.
  6. Upload your photograph, signature, and other required documents.
  7. Preview and verify the application before final submission.
  8. Pay the application fee online.
  9. Click “Submit” to complete your application.

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What is NABARD, and what is its role in rural development?

NABARD, or the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, is an apex financial institution in India. Its primary role is to facilitate credit flow to the agricultural and rural sectors. NABARD plays a crucial role in promoting rural development by providing financial and developmental support to various rural activities.

What is the Assistant Manager (Grade ‘A’) position in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS)?

The Assistant Manager position in RDBS is a prestigious role within NABARD. As an Assistant Manager, you will be responsible for various tasks related to rural development, depending on the specific discipline you are assigned to.

What is the salary and benefits package for Assistant Managers at NABARD?

Selected candidates will receive a competitive salary, which includes a basic pay and various allowances such as Dearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance, and Grade Allowance as per NABARD rules

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