NABARD Recruitment for Assistant Managers & Managers Posts 2016 -->

NABARD Recruitment for Assistant Managers & Managers Posts 2016

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), India's apex development bank is recruiting Assistant Managers (Grade ‘A’) and Managers (Grade ‘B’) in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS). There are 100 Assistant Manager (Grade A) posts and 15 Managers (Grade B) posts in total.No IBPS Score Required to Apply

Posts : 
  • Assistant Manager (Grade-A): 100 Posts
    • A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline like, Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy Technology, Horticulture, Arts, Management, Commerce, Science, Engineering, Information Technology etc. with a minimum of 50% marks or an equivalent grade, in aggregate of all semesters / years (OR)
    • Master’s degree in Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy Technology, Horticulture, Arts, Management, Commerce, Science, Engineering, Information Technology etc. with a minimum of 50% marks or an equivalent grade, in aggregate of all semesters / years (OR)
    • A Doctorate Degree (OR) 
    • Chartered / Cost Accountants / Company Secretary (ACS) with a Bachelor's Degree (OR)
    • Two Year Full time PG Diploma in Management / MBA Qualification from institutions recognized by GoI / UGC, with Graduation / Bachelor's Degree 
      • Age: Between 21 years to 30 years as on 31/01/2016
  • Manager (Grade-B): 15 Posts
    • A first class Master’s degree in Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy Technology, Horticulture, Arts, Management, Commerce, Science, Engineering, Information Technology etc. with a minimum of 60% marks or an equivalent grade, in aggregate of all semesters / years (OR)
    • A Doctorate Degree (OR)
    • Chartered / Cost Accountants / Company Secretary (ACS) with a Bachelor's Degree (OR)
    • Two Year Full time PG Diploma in Management / MBA Qualification from institutions recognized by GoI / UGC, with Graduation / Bachelor's Degree
      • Age: Between 25 years to 35 years as on 31/01/2016
Total No. of Posts : 115 Posts

Selection Process: It has been decided to introduce a new scheme of selection for recruitment of Officers in Grade ‘A’ and Grade ‘B’ from this process. Candidates will be required to write all the papers online. The Preliminary online Examination will be common for both Assistant Manager (RDBS) in Grade ‘A’ and Manager (RDBS) in Grade ‘B’. The selection will be based on three Phases & interview.

  • Paper I – English: Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence.
  • Paper II – Section – I - Economic and Social Issues
    • Nature of Indian Economy - Structural and Institutional features - Economic underdevelopment - Opening up the Indian Economy - Globalisation - Economic Reforms in India - Privatisation. Inflation - Trends in Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual Income.Objectives of Economy PlanningEvaluation of Indian Planning Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India - Rural and Urban - Measurement of Poverty - Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government. 
    • Population Trends: Population Growth and Economic Development - Population Policy in India.
    • Agriculture: Characteristics / Status - Technical and Institutional changes in Indian Agriculture - Agricultural performance - Issues in Food Security in India - Non Institutional and Institutional Agencies in rural credit. Industry - Industrial and Labour Policy - Industrial performance - Regional Imbalance in India's Industrial Development - Public Sector Enterprises. Rural Marketing Development of banking and financial institutions in India - Reforms in Banking/Financial sector. Globalization of Economy - Role of International Funding Institutions - IMF & World Bank - WTO - Regional Economic Co-operation. Social Structure in India - Multiculturalism - Demographic trends - Urbanisation and Migration - Gender Issues Joint family system - Social Infrastructure - Education - Health and Environment. Education - Status & System of Education - Socio -Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy - Educational relevance and educational wastage - Educational Policy for India. Social Justice: Problems of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes - socio-economic programmes for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other backward classes. Positive Discrimination in favour of the under privileged - Social Movements - Indian Political Systems - Human Development. Current Economic & Social Issues.
  • Agriculture
  • Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities; Recent trends, major challenges in agriculture measures to enhance viability of agriculture. Factors of Production in agriculture; Agricultural Finance and Marketing; Impact of Globalization on Indian Agriculture and issues of Food Security; Concept and Types of Farm Management.
  • Agriculture: definition, meaning and its branches, Agronomy: definition, meaning and scope of agronomy. Classification of field crops. Factors affecting on crop production, Agro Climatic Zones; Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems. Problems of dry land agriculture; Seed production, seed processing, seed village; Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory; Precision Farming, System of Crop Intensification, organic farming;
    • Soil and Water Conservation: Major soil types, soil fertility, fertilisers, soil erosion, soil conservation, watershed management;
    • Water Resource: Irrigation Management: types of irrigation, sources of irrigation, cropwater requirement, command area development, water conservation techniques, microirrigation, irrigation pumps, major, medium and minor irrigation.
    • Farm and Agri Engineering: Farm Machinery and Power, Sources of power on the farmhuman, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass, bio fuels, water harvesting structures, farm ponds, watershed management, Agro Processing, Controlled and modified storage, perishable food storage, godowns, bins and grain silos.
    • Plantation & Horticulture: Definition, meaning and its branches. Agronomic practices and production technology of various plantation and horticulture crops. Post-harvest management, value and supply chain management of Plantation and Horticulture crops.
    • Animal Husbandry: Farm animals and their role in Indian economy, Animal husbandry methods in India, common terms pertaining to different species of livestock, Utility classification of breeds of cattle. Introduction to common feeds and fodders, their classification and utility. 
    • Introduction to poultry industry in India (past, present and future status ), Common terms pertaining to poultry production and management. Concept of mixed farming and its relevance to socio-economic conditions of farmers in India. Complimentary and obligatory nature of livestock and poultry production with that of agricultural farming.
    • Fisheries: Fisheries resources, management and exploitation - freshwater, brackishwater and marine; Aquaculture- Inland and marine; biotechnology; post-harvest technology. Importance of fisheries in India. Common terms pertaining to fish production.
    • Forestry: Basic concepts of Forest and Forestry. Principles of silviculture, forest mensuration, forest management and forest economics. Concepts of social forestry, agro-forestry, joint forest management. Forest policy and legislation in India, India State of Forest Report 2015. Recent developments under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
    • Agricultural extensions: Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programmes, Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra's (KVK) in dissemination of Agricultural technologies.
    • Ecology and Climate Change: Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources,  heir sustainable management and conservation. Causes of climate change, Green House Gases (GHG), major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis, distinguish between adaptation and mitigation, climate change impact to agriculture and rural livelihood, carbon credit, IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings, funding mechanisms for climate change projects, initiatives by Govt of India, NAPCC, SAPCC, INDC
  • Rural Development:
    • Concept of Rural Area, Structure of the Indian Rural Economy-Importance and role of the rural sector in India- Economic, Social and Demographic Characteristics of the Indian rural economy, causes of 
    • Rural Backwardness. Rural population in India; Occupational structure, Farmers, Agricultural Labourers, Artisans, Handicrafts, Traders, Forest dwellers/tribes and others in rural India- Trends of change in rural population and rural work force; problems and conditions of rural labour; Issues and challenges in Handlooms
    • Panchayati Raj Institutions – Functions and Working. MGNREGA, NRLM – Aajeevika, Rural Drinking water Programmes, Swachh Bharat, Rural housing, PURA and other rural development programmes. 
    • Rural Credit System, Role of Rural Credit in Rural Development. Evolution and Growth of Rural Credit System in India. Role and functions of RBI, NABARD, SIDBI and other financial institutions.
  • Paper III – Analytical Paper on Development Economics, Statistics, Finance and Management (For Grade ‘B’ Examination):
  • Development Economics: Measures of development, Economic Development Models, role of subsidies, importance of savings and investment, Importance of agriculture, Terms of trade in agriculture, Development issues in India – Post 2015 Agenda.
  • Statistics: Basic statistical concepts, Summarizing of data, Frequency distribution, Measures of Central Tendency, Relative dispersion, Elementary Probability, Relative Frequency Approach, sampling, Axiomatic Approach, Analysis of frequency distribution, Correlation, Regression, Sampling Methods, Time Series Analysis.
  • Finance: Financial system in India; Regulation of Banks & Financial Institutions, Banking and financial Institutions in India; financial system- features, characteristics and issues; Micro finance, its significance and importance; Union Budget; Project finance- Assessment and Sources for block capital, working capital, Infrastructure financing- Risk Management in Banking Sector, Sources of capital, instruments and methods, salient features; Development finance- scope and needs of development finance; Concept of project cycle management, Private and Social Cost Benefit significance of development finance, , Financial Inclusion – Use of Technology, Public Private Partnership,
  • Management: Management: its nature and scope; The Management Processes; Planning, Organisation, Staffing, Directing and Controlling; The Role of a Manager in an Organisation.
    • Leadership: The Tasks of a Leader; Leadership Styles; Leadership Theories; A successful Leader versus an effective Leader.
    • Human Resource Development: Concept of HRD; Goals of HRD; Performance Appraisal - Potential appraisal and development - Performance Counselling - Career Planning - Training and Development - Rewards - Employee Welfare. Motivation, Morale and Incentives: Theories of Motivation; How Managers Motivate; Concept of Morale; Factors determining morale; Role of Incentives in Building up Morale.
    • Communication: Steps in the Communication Process; Communication Channels; Oral versus Written Communication; Verbal versus non-verbal Communication; upward, downward and lateral communication; Barriers to Communication, Role of Information Technology. Corporate Governance: Factors affecting Corporate Governance; Mechanisms of Corporate Governance.
    • The Bank arranges pre examination training to SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates, free of cost. Candidates who desire to avail of the training may apply SEPARATELY to the Chief General Manager, NABARD at any one of the centres marked below(**), in the format furnished below on or before 20 April 2016. The cover containing the application should be superscribed "APPLICATION FOR PRE-EXAMINATION TRAINING FOR SC/ST/OBC/PWD CANDIDATES FOR ASST. MANAGER IN RDBS AND MANAGER IN GRADE ‘B’ (RDBS), Outstation Candidates should not send their application for training to NABARD, HRMD, HO, MUMBAI, as it will not entertain such applications. However, candidates opting for Mumbai Centre for PRT may forward their application to NABARD, HRMD, HO, Mumbai.
    • The pre-examination training would be held prior to Preliminary Examination in the following centres. The exact date, time and venue would be informed to the candidates in advance. The training will be held subject to adequate number of requests being received. 

Application Fee: Candidates have to pay of Rs. 100/- for SC/ST & PWD candidates (only intimation charges) & for all other candidates Rs. 650/- (Gr-A) & Rs. 750/- (Gr-B) through online.
  • The fee/intimation charges waiver is only for those employees of NABARD (Staff Candidates) who satisfy the eligibility criteria separately stipulated by the Bank internally. The status as staff candidate will be verified at the time of interview. In case they are not eligible to be treated as staff candidates, they are advised to indicate themselves as non-staff candidates and pay fees/intimation charges as applicable to non-staff candidates. 
  • Note: Candidate desirous of applying for more than one posts have to apply separately along
  • with prescribed fee

How to Apply: Interested candidates can apply online through website
Selection Process : 
  • The Recruitment process will be similar to IBPS and SBI PO Exams. 
  • There will be computer based online (Objective type with Multiple Choice Question pattern) and shall consist of three phases, viz., Phase-I and Phase-II, followed by Interview

Notification : Click Here

Apply online : Click Here 

Important Dates :
  • Date of Commencement of Application : 23rd March 2016
  • Date of Closure of Application : 13th April 2016
  • Phase I (Preliminary) Online Exam : 8th May 2016
  • Phase II (Main) Online Exam : 5th June 2016
Corrigendum : Click Here 

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