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Recruitment to the post of Officers in Grade ‘A’ and Grade ‘B’

NATIONAL BANK FOR AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
(Fully owned by Govt. of India and Reserve Bank of India)
Advt. No. 1/ 2013-14

Applications are invited from Indian citizens for the post of Assistant
Manager (Grade ‘A’) and Manager (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 23 September 2013 and 14 October 2013 after
carefully going through all the instructions given in this advertisement.
Before applying, candidates should ensure that they fulfill the
eligibility criteria for the post. NABARD would admit to the
Examinations (only for Grade ‘A’) all the candidates applying for this
post with the requisite fee (wherever applicable) on the basis of the
information furnished in the ON-LINE application and shall determine
their eligibility only at the final stage i.e. interview stage. If at that
stage, it is found that any information furnished in the ON-LINE
application is false/ incorrect or if according to the Bank, the
candidate does not satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post, his/ her
candidature will be cancelled and he will not be allowed to appear for
interview.
Online Application Registration : 23.09.2013 to 14.10.2013
Last date for payment of fees – ON-LINE : 14.10.2013
Date of Preliminary Examination (Grade ‘A’) : 24.11.2013
I. No. OF VACANCIES
POSTS ADVERTISED SC ST OBC UNRESERVED
(General) TOTAL
Assistant Managers
(Grade ‘A’ ) 10 01 07* 19 37*
Managers (Grade ‘B’ ) 4 02 08 16 30
*includes backlog vacancies.
*(i) Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming in the ‘Creamy
Layer’ are not entitled to OBC reservation. They should indicate the
category as ‘General’(Gen) .
(ii) 01 post of Asst. Manager (RDBS) is reserved for Persons With
Disabilities (PWD) candidates (Visually Challenged(VC) or Orthopaedically
Challenged (OC)).
(iii) It may not be possible for the Bank to post the PWD applicant in all the
offices of the bank. – 2 –
Posts identified for PWD candidates:
Type of disability Nature of
Disability
Post(s) identified
Visually Challenged B, LV Asst. Manager (RDBS)
Orthopaedically
Challenged
BL, OA, OL Asst. Manager (RDBS)
[Expansion of abbreviations used in the table above :-
B – Blind; LV – Low Vision; BL – Both legs affected but not arms; OA – One
arm affected (R or L) a) impaired reach, b) weakness of grip, c) ataxia; OL –
One leg affected (R or L) a) impaired reach, b) weakness of grip]
Note for PWD :
a) Only those OC applicants who have locomotor disability or cerebral
palsy with locomotor impairment of minimum of 40% and only those
who fall in the following categories are eligible to apply :
BL – Both legs affected but not arms
OA – One arm affected (R or L) – (a) Impaired reach;
(b) weakness of grip; (c) ataxia
OL – One leg affected (R and or L)
MW – Muscular weakness and limited physical endurance
b) Only those Visually challenged persons who suffer from any one of the
following conditions are eligible to apply.
 Total absence of sight.
 Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (Snellen) in the better
eye with correcting lenses.
 Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degrees
or worse.
c) Applicants having low vision as defined in Chapter I, Para 2 (u) of The
Persons with Disabilities (Equal opportunities, protections of rights
and full participation) Act 1995.
PWD candidates may belong to any category (UR/SC/ST/OBC), reservation
for PWD is horizontal and within the overall vacancies for the post.
Within the overall notified total vacancies, PWD candidates belonging to any
of the two categories of disability will be considered for selection, subject to
their suitability, over and above the vacancies, notified for PWD in this
advertisement, in order to clear the backlog of PWD vacancies. – 3 –
At the time of written examination, only blind/low vision candidates and
those candidates whose writing speed is affected by cerebral palsy can use
own scribe/writer at his/her own cost. In all such cases where a
scribe/writer is used, the following rules will apply :
Instructions pertaining to engaging scribe for PWD applicants:
The visually impaired candidates and candidates whose writing speed is
affected by cerebral palsy can use their own scribe at their cost during the
written examination. In all such cases where a scribe isused, the following
rules will apply:
• The candidate will have to arrange his own scribe at his/her own cost.
• The scribe may be from any academic stream.
• Both the candidate as well as scribe will have to give a suitable
undertaking confirming that the scribe fulfils all the stipulated
eligibility criteria for a scribe mentioned above. Further in case it later
transpires that he/she did not fulfill any laid down eligibility criteria
or suppressed material facts the candidature of the applicant will stand
cancelled, irrespective of the result of the online/main examination.
• Those candidates who use a scribe shall be eligible for additional/
compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour of the examination.
Guidelines for candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral
palsy
An additional/ compensatory time of twenty minutes per hour shall be
permitted for the candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy
where dominant (writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the
performance of function (minimum of 40%impairment), although no scribe
shall be permitted to such candidates.
Visually Impaired candidates
Visually Impaired candidates (who suffer from not less than 40% of disability)
may opt to view the contents of the test in magnified font. This facility
will not be available to Visually Challenged candidates who use the services
of a Scribe for the examination. Additional/ compensatory time will not be
available to Visually challenged candidates using magnified font.
Guidelines are subject to change in terms of GOI guidelines/ clarifications, if
any, from time to time
II. Eligibility Criteria (as on 31 August 2013)
a) Age (as on 31 August 2013):
i) For Grade ‘A’ : Upper age limit 30 years (Candidates born on or
after 01 September 1983 are eligible to apply).
ii) For Grade ‘B’ : Upper age limit 35 years (Candidates born on or after
01 September 1978 are eligible to apply).- 4 –
RELAXATION IN UPPER AGE LIMIT: Upper age limit is relaxable by :-
(a) 03 years in case of eligible OBC applicants and
(b)a maximum of 05 years in case of : (i) Applicants belonging to SC/ST,
(ii) Ex-employees of banking institutions whose services had to be
terminated for reasons of economy measures or as a result of the bank
going into liquidation (iii) personnel retrenched from Govt. Offices after
at least one year’s service (iv) Ex-servicemen (including Emergency
Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers) provided
that the applicants have rendered at least five years continuous Military
Service and have been released on completion of assignment (including
those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year)
otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of
misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability or have
been released on account of physical disability attributable to Military
Service or on invalidment, (v) Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short
Service Commissioned Officers who have completed their initial period
of assignment of five years of Military Service but whose assignment has
been extended beyond five years and in whose case, on selection, the
Ministry of Defence issues certificates that they would be released
within 03 months from the date of receipt of offer of appointment, (vi)
Applicants who had ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir Division of
the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period 01 January 1980 to 31
December 1989 (vii) Children/family members of victims died in the 1984
riots.
(c)10 years for PWD (UR); 13 years for PWD (OBC) and 15 years for PWD
(SC/ST) applicants.
NOTE: NO CUMULATIVE AGE RELAXATION WILL BE AVAILABLE TO
ANY APPLICANT, SAVE AS PROVIDED ABOVE.
b) Educational Qualification and Experience (as on 31 August 2013)
Asst. Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS)
Qualification % of Marks Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in
engineering (B.E. or
B.Tech) from a
recognised
university
Minimum of 60%
marks (5%
relaxation for
SC/ ST) in aggregate
of all semester/years
or an equivalent
grade
Minimum of 05 years
experience at Officer level
after obtaining the
prescribed qualification in
Government, Private
Organisations, Research
Institutions, Banks etc., in
areas relevant to Bank’s
functioning;- 5 –
OR
Masters Degree
from a recognised
university
Minimum of 60%
marks (5%
relaxation for
SC/ST) in aggregate
of all semesters/
years or an
equivalent grade
Minimum 2 years experience
at Officer level after
obtaining the prescribed
qualification in Government,
Private Organisations,
Research Institutions, Banks
etc., in areas relevant to
Bank’s functioning.
OR
A two year full time
MBA or Post
Graduate Diploma
in Management
from a recognised
University/Institute
accepted by the
AICTE or UGC as
equivalent to MBA
with a degree in
Engineering (BE or
B.Tech)
OR
Chartered / Cost
Accountant /
Company Secretary
(ACS) with a
Bachelor’s Degree
OR
A Doctorate Degree
with Master’s
Degree
Minimum of 01 year
experience at Officer Level
after obtaining the
prescribed qualification in
Government, Private
Organisations, Research
Institutions, Banks etc., in
areas relevant to Bank’s
functioning.
Manager in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS)
Qualification % of Marks Experience
Masters Degree
from a recognised
university
minimum of 60%
marks (5%
relaxation for
SC/ST) in aggregate
of all semesters/
years or an
equivalent grade
Minimum of 05 years
experience at Officer level
after obtaining the
prescribed qualification in
Government, Private
Organisations, Research
Institutions, Banks etc., in
areas relevant to Bank’s
functioning
OR- 6 –
A two year full time
Post Graduate
Diploma in
Management from
a recognised
University/Institute
accepted by the
AICTE or UGC with
Graduation /
Bachelor’s Degree
OR
Chartered / Cost
Accountant /
Company Secretary
(ACS) with a
Bachelor’s Degree
OR
A Doctorate Degree
with Master’s
Degree
Minimum of 03 years
experience at Officer Level
after obtaining Post
Graduate qualification in
Government, Private
Organisations, Research
Institutions, Banks etc., in
areas relevant to Bank’s
functioning.
Note: (i) Some Universities/Institutes do not award Class or percentage of
marks and allot Aggregate Grade Points (e.g. CGPA/OGPA/CPI, etc.).
Criteria, if any defined by the University/Institute for conversion of
Aggregate Grade Point into Class and/or percentage of marks, will be
accepted. However, where the University/Institute does not define criteria for
conversion of Aggregate Grade Point into Class and/or percentage of marks,
the undefined parameter(s) would be worked out as under:
Equivalent CGPA/OGPA/CPI Class / Division Aggregate % of Marks
or similar terminologies
allotted on a 10-point scale___ _________________
6.75 I (First) 60%
6.25 II (Second) 55%
ii) Aggregate Grade Point or percentage of marks where awarded would
mean aggregate over the entire duration of the course.
iii) Where the Aggregate Grade Point (CGPA/OGPA/CPI, etc.) is awarded
out of a number other than 10, it will be normalized out of 10 and computed as
per item (i) above.- 7 –
III) SELECTION PROCEDURE
1. ASSISTANT MANAGER (RDBS) IN GRADE ‘A’
The selection will be in two stages for Assistant Manager (RDBS) in Grade
‘A’ as furnished below:
Assistant Managers in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS) :
STAGE I STAGE II
Phase I Phase II
Preliminary
Examination*
(On-line Exam)
Main Examination Interview
Objective Type Paper-I
(Descriptive)
Paper–II
(Descriptive)
MCQ carrying 200
marks.
Duration: 2 hrs.
i) Quantitative
Aptitude – 50 marks
ii) Test of
Reasoning – 50
marks
iii) English
Language (30
marks)
iv) Computer
Awareness – (30
marks)
v) General
Awareness – 40
marks
General
English:
Duration: 3
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. –
100 marks
Socio
Economic
Issues :
Duration: 3
hrs.
The
paper will
have
descriptive
questions
carrying
100
marks.
The paper will
be set
bilingually in
Hindi and
English and can
be answered
either wholly in
Hindi or
English.
Applicants qualifying in
the Phase-II
Examination and
securing sufficiently
high rank in merit shall
be short-listed for
interview.
* 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 the National Bank, shall be called for appearing in the Main
Examination.
The final selection and ranking of the applicants for the post of
Assistant Manager (Grade ‘A’) in Rural Development Banking Service
will be based on their performance in the Phase-II main examination
and interview, taken together. – 8 –
NOTE : With a view to overcoming the possibility of applicants
seeking help of other applicants during the online / main exam, the
Bank would be analysing the responses of applicants in the main
examination with other appeared applicants to detect patterns of
similarity. 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
interests not to indulge in any unfair practice in the exams.
2. MANAGER – GRADE ‘B’ (RURAL DEVELOPMENT BANKING
SERVICE)
The selection process for Manager (RDBS) in Grade ‘B’ is furnished
below:
Managers in Grade ‘B’ (RDBS)
The selection of candidates will be by way of interview, for which the
candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their qualification, experience,
age etc. The decision of the Bank will be final in shortlisting the candidates.
The final selection and ranking of the applicants for the post of Manager will
be based on their performance in the interview.

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