Before applying, candidates 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) 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.
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;|
|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.|
|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)
Chartered / Cost Accountant / Company Secretary (ACS) with a Bachelor’s Degree
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|
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 Degre
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
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
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) :
Preliminary Examination* (On–line Exam)
|MCQ carrying 200 marks.
Duration: 2 hrs.
Aptitude – 50 marks
ii) Test of Reasoning – 50 marks
iii) English Language (30 marks)
iv) Computer Awareness – (30 marks)
v) General Awareness – 40 marks
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. –
Socio Economic Issues :
Duration: 3 hrs.
The paper will have descriptive questions carrying
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
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
The selection process for Manager (RDBS) in Grade ‘B’ is furnished
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 e 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.
3. PRE-EXAMINATION TRAINING FOR SC/ST/PWD CANDIDATES (ONLY FOR
A SST. MA NA GE R (R D BS) IN G RA DE ‘A ’
The Bank arranges pre examination training to SC/ST/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 15
October 2013. The cover containing the application should be superscribed “APPLICATION FOR PRE-EXAMINATION TRAINING FOR SC/ST/PWD CANDIDATES (ONLY FOR ASST. MANAGER (RDBS) IN GRADE ‘A’. The pre-examination training would be held from 11 to 16 November 2013 in the following centres. The training will be held subject to the adequate number of requests receivePre–examination training – Asst . Manager ( RD BS ) , Gr ad e ‘A’
I have applied for the above post. My Roll Number is . You are requested to register my name for training in English / Hindi$ language. I enclose an attested copy of the caste / physically challenged certificate and copy of fee receipt in respect of payment made by me. I note that I will have to make my own arrangement for stay and meet all my expenses. I also note that undergoing the training will not confer on me any right to be called for the examination or for recruitment in the Bank’s service
Name and Address
Email ID Mobile No.
Encl: Attested Copy of Caste/Physically Challenged certificate/fee receipt
$ Delete inapplicable.
(Note: Training in Hindi will be held only if sufficient number of candidates are registered).
(**) ADDRESSES OF THE CENTRE: ONE CENTRE TO BE CHOSEN FROM THE LIST GIVEN BELOW:
(1) NABARD Tower, Usmanpura, Ahmedabad 380 013, (2) K.G. Road, Bangalore 560 002, (3) E-5, Arera Colony, Bhopal 462 016, (4) “Ankur”, 2/1 Nayapalli, Civic Centre, Bhubaneshwar 751 015, (5) Sector 34-1, Chandigarh 160 022, (6) 48 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Chennai 600034, (7) Rajpur Road, Dehradun 248 001, (8) G.S. Road, Guwahati 781006, (9) 1-1-61, R.T.C. Cross Roads, Musheerabad, Hyderabad 500 020 (10) 3, Nehru Place, Tonk Road, Jaipur 302015, (11) B-II, 4th South Block, Jammu 180 012, (12) 6 Royd Street Kolkata 700016, (13) 11, Vipin Khand, Gomtinagar, Lucknow 226 010, (14) C-24/G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai 400051, (15) 24 Rajendra Place, New Delhi 110125. (16) Dak Bungalow Road, Patna 800 001 (17) 54 Wellesley Road, Pune 411 005 (18) K.K. Road, Raipur 492 009 (19) Karamptoli Road, Ranchi 834 001 (20) Dhanketi, Shillong 793 003 and (21) Punnen Road, Thiruvananthapuram 695 001.
IV. EXAMINATION CENTRES
i) Assistant Manager – Grade ‘A’ (RDBS)
A. Phase – I (Preliminary Examination)
The On-line Examination for Phase I will be held at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong, Itanagar, Imphal, Aizwal, Kohima, Gangtok, Agartala and Thiruvananthapuram.
Note: The Bank, however, reserves the right to cancel any of the Examination Centres and / or add some other centres, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility etc.
As far as possible candidates will be allotted to a centre of his/her choice. However, the Bank also reserves the right to allot any centre to the candidates other than that opted for.
Candidate will appear for the examination at an Examination Centre at his/her own risks and expenses and the Bank will not be responsible for any injury or losses etc. of any nature.
No request for change of centre for Examination shall be entertained. B. Phase-II (Main Examination)
Phase–II written examination will be held on Zonal basis at the following
1. MUMBAI, 2. NEWDELHI 3. GUWAHATI, 4. KOLKATTA,
Applicant should select only one Centre for Phase-I and one Centre for Phase II separately and must indicate the Choice of Centres in the application. Choice of centre by candidates for Phase I & Phase II examinations can be different and must be indicated in the on-line application. Centre and dates of examinations are liable to be changed at the Bank’s decision. In the event of cancellation of examinations at any centre, the Bank may at its discretion allot an alternative centre to the candidates concerned.
Admission letter (AL) for the on line examination (OE) for Phase I may be downloaded by the candidates from the link provided in the Bank’s website. Candidates will not be admitted to the ‘OE’ without the AL.
ii) Manager – Grade ‘B’ (RDBS)
The dates of interview would be communicated to the shortlisted candidates individually
V. APPLICATION FEE (NON-REFUNDABLE)
Application fee for each post will be as under:
For SC/ ST/ PWD NIL Rs.50/- Rs.50/
For all others Rs.400/- Rs.50/- Rs.450/-
Mode of Payment
Candidates have the option of making the payment of requisite fees through the ON-LINE mode
Note: Candidate desirous of applying for both the posts have to apply separately alongwith prescribed fee.
i.) Applicant may fill the application carefully. In the event of the applicant not able to fill the data in one go, or wishes to cross-check it before submitting, he/she can save the data already entered. When the data is saved, provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Applicants should note down the provisional registration number and password. Email & SMS indicating the provisional registration number and Password will be sent. Applicants can reopen the saved data using provisional registration number and password and edit the particulars, if needed. This facility will be available for three times only. Once the application is completely filled, applicant must submit the data by pressing the SUBMIT button appearing on the application. No change/edit will be allowed thereafter. The registration at this stage is provisional. Please note that the registration process would be complete only on payment of fees.
ii) After ensuring the correctness of the particulars of the application form, candidates are required to pay fees through the payment gateway integrated with the application, following the instructions provided on the screen. No change/edit will be allowed thereafter
iii) The payment can be made by using MASTER/VISA debit/ credit cards or Internet Banking by providing information as asked on the screen. Transaction charges for ON-LINE payment will be borne by the candidates.
iv) On successful completion of the transaction, e-receipt and application form will be generated; Candidates can take a printout for their record.
v) If the ON-LINE transaction has not been successfully completed, candidates may register again. Candidates may then revisit ON-LINE Application link and fill in their application details again and make payment ON-LINE.
vi) Amount of fees debited for unsuccessful transaction will be refunded to the cndidate’s account in due course.
vii) An online application which is incomplete in any respect such as without photograph and signature uploaded in the online application form / unsuccessful fee payment will not be considered as valid.
Note – There is also a provision to reprint the e-Receipt and Application form containing fee details, at later stage.
Important – In case of any difficulty experienced in submission of ON-LINE application and/or payment of fees, candidates may contact the helpline telephone no. 1800222366
VI) EMOLUMENTS AND SERVICE CONDITIONS
a. Pay Scale:
Assistant Managers (Grade ‘A’): Selected candidates will draw a starting basic pay of Rs.17100/- p.m. in the scale of 17100-1000(11)-
28100-EB- 1000(4)- 32100-1100(1)- 33200 applicable to Officers in Grade
‘A’ and they will be eligible for Dearness Allowance, Local Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Family Allowance, and Grade Allowance as per rules in force from time to time. At present, initial monthly Gross emoluments are approximately Rs. 35,791/- p.m.
Managers (Grade ‘B’): Selected candidates will draw a starting basic pay of Rs.21000/- p.m. in the scale of 21000-1000(9)- 30000-EB-1000(2)- 32000-1100(4)- 36400 applicable to Officers in Grade
‘B’ and they will be eligible for Dearness Allowance, Local Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Family Allowance, and Grade Allowance as per rules in force from time to time. At present, initial monthly Gross emoluments are approximately Rs.44,705/- p.m
Note: For candidates possessing very high academic or professional qualification / experience of significant value to the Bank, the Bank may, at its discretion, consider granting upto four advance increments on the basis of recommendation made by Selection Committee. Such information may be furnished in the Bio-data Form in the appropriate coloumn. The Bank will not entertain any request received after the interview.
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 Fare Concession (once in two years for self, spouse and eligible dependents) Loans and Advances at concessional rates of interest for Housing, Car, Education, Consumer articles, Personal computer etc.. The posts also carry benefits of Provident Fund and Gratuity.
c. Candidates selected for the post will be governed by “the defined contribution New Pension Scheme (NPS)’.
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 applicants selected for appointment by the Bank are liable to be posted and transferred anywhere in India.
VII. HOW TO APPLY:
Eligible applicants are required to apply online through website www.nabard.org. No other means/ mode of application will be acceptable. 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 are eligible to apply for both the post as per their eligibility subject to payment of separate fees
fill in all his/her details on Page 1. After verifying that the details filled in are correct and clicking on the ‘Submit/Next’ button a link will be provided on Page 2 of the online application form to upload his/her photograph and signature.
Procedure for Uploading the Photograph and Signature:
i) There will be two separate links for uploading Photograph and
ii) Click on the respective link ‘Upload Photograph/Signature’.
iii) Browse & Select the location where the Scanned Photo/Signature file has been saved.
iv) Select the file by clicking on it
v) Click the ‘Upload’ button
ON-LINE Application will not be registered unless upload photograph and signature as specified is uploaded..
a) In case the face in the photograph or signature is unclear the
candidate’s application will be rejected.
b) In case the photograph or signature is unclear, the candidate may edit his/her application and re upload his / her photograph or signature.
c) Candidates are advised to take a printout of their system generated ON-LINE application forms after registering. But the print out of the application should not be sent to the Bank.
d) All registered candidates will be required to download the Admission Letter (AL) from Bank’s Website for Phase I which will be made available at appropriate time but well before the date of ON-LINE Examination. Intimation about the same will be sent by Email / SMS. Candidates are advised to take a printout of their AL and must bring the same [alongwith their recent pass-port size photograph (in original) which they have uploaded in their ON-LINE Application at the time of applying to NABARD] on the day of Examination(s), without which no candidate shall be admitted for online examination.
e) In case of any difficulty experienced in submission of ON-LINE
application and/or payment of fees, candidates may contact the helpline telephone no. 1800222366
VIII. GUIDELINES FOR FILLING APPLICATION ARE AS UNDER:
i.) Applicants should have a valid e-mail id. In case candidate does not have a valid e-mail, he/ she can create a new e-mail id. This e-mail should be valid for the duration of the recruitment period. This will help him/ her in getting Admission letter/ interview advices, etc., by e-mail.
ii) An ‘Information Handout’ booklet will be made available to the applicants (for Grade ‘A’ – Asst. Manager (RDBS)) on the NABARD website which may be downloaded along with the call letter for Online/Main Examination.
iii) Applicants serving in Government/ Quasi Government Offices, Public Sector Undertaking including Nationalised Banks and Financial Institutions will be required to submit ‘No Objection Certificate’ from the employer at the time of interview, failing which their candidature may not be considered.
iv) Applicants under the reserved category will have to produce his/her original caste certificate/ relevant certificates at the time of Phase-II Examination and Interview, failing which his/ her candidature shall be cancelled and he/ she will not be admitted for interview. OBC applicants, availing reservation will have to produce OBC certificate at the time of interview with Non-creamy layer clause issued by Govt. of India on or after 31
IX. ACTION AGAINST APPLICANTS FOUND GUILTY OF MISCONDUCT :
Applicants are warned against furnishing any false/tampered/fabricated particulars suppressing any material information while filling up the on-line application form.
At the time of Online/written examination/ interview, if an applicant is (or has been) found guilty of using unfair means during the examination or (ii) impersonating or procuring impersonation by any person or (iii) misbehaving in the examination hall or taking away the question booklet (or any part thereof)/ answer sheet from the examination hall or (iv) resorting to any irregular or improper means in connection with his/ her candidature for selection or (v) obtaining support for his/ her candidature by any unfair means, such an applicant may, in addition to rendering himself/ herself liable to criminal prosecution, be liable :
1. to be disqualified from the examination for which he/ she is an applicant.
2. to be debarred, either permanently or for a specified period, from any examination or recruitment conducted by NABARD, and
3. for termination of service, if he/ she has already joined the Bank.
X. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
1. Admission to the online/Main examination will be purely provisional without verification of age/qualification/category (SC/ST/OBC/PWD) etc., of the applicants with reference to documents. Each applicant should, therefore, ensure that he/she fulfills the eligibility criteria and that the particulars furnished in applications are complete/correct in all respects. In case it is detected at any stage an applicant does not fulfill the eligibility criteria and/or he/she furnished incorrect information or suppressed any material information, his/her candidature will be cancelled and, if already appointed, his/her services may be summarily terminated without giving any notice.
2. Applicants already in service of Govt./ Quasi-Govt. Organisations and Public Sector Banks/ Undertakings will have to produce a “No Objection Certificate” from their employer, at the time of Interview. Before appointment in the Bank, a proper discharge certificate from the employer will have to be produced by the applicant.
3. No applicant is permitted to use or have possession of Calculators, Mobile
Phones, Pagers or any other instrument/ device in the Examination Hall.
4. The applicants will have to reach the exam venue and appear for the online/main examination, at their own cost.
5. Applicants submitting more than one application for one post for any reason will be treated as ineligible
6. Any legal proceedings in respect of any matter of claim or dispute arising out of this advertisement and/ or an application in response thereto can be instituted only in Mumbai and courts/ tribunals/ forums at Mumbai only shall have sole & exclusive jurisdiction to try any clause/ dispute
7. The Competent Authority for the issue of certificates to
SC/ST/OBC/PWD are as under:
(a) For SC/ ST/ OBC :
i. District Magistrates/ Additional District Magistrates/ Collector/ Deputy Commissioner/ Additional Deputy Commissioner/ Deputy Collector/ First Class Stipendiary Magistrate/ City Magistrate/ Sub Divisional Magistrate (not below the rank of First Class Stipendiary Magistrate)/ Taluka Magistrate/ Executive Magistrate/ Extra Assistant Commissioner.Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Addl. Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate.
ii. Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar.
iii. Sub Divisional Officer of the area where the applicant and/ or his/ her mily normally resides
Note : For OBC applicants, only the castes/ sub-castes figuring in the Central List will be considered. Accordingly, OBC Caste/Sub-caste figuring in the concerned State list but not in Central List (Govt. of India) will not be considered under OBC category.
(b) For PWD : Medical Board at the District level.
OBC Certificate shall be in the format as prescribed by GOI and issued by the competent authority inter-alia specifically stating that the applicant does not belong to the socially advanced sections excluded from the benefits of reservations for OBCs in the civil posts and services under the GOI with
‘CREAMY LAYER’ clause should be produced at the time of interview based on the income of the financial year preceding the date of online application made.
The Caste Certificate should be for the financial year 2012-2013, issued on or after 31 March 2013.
Applicants belonging to OBC category but coming in the ‘CREAMY LAYER’, hence not entitled to OBC reservation and age relaxation should indicate their category as ‘UR’ or ‘UR (OC)’ or ‘UR (VC)’ (as applicable).
Attested copy(ies) of relevant SC/ST/OBC/OC/VC certificates should be submitted in the prescribed format at the time of Interview.
8. Only those applicants who are willing to serve anywhere in India, including rural areas, need apply.
9. The applicants must ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility criteria and that the particulars furnished by them in the application are correct in all respects.
10. Mere admission to the Phase I/ II online/main examination for an applicant for the post of Grade ‘A’ – Asst. Manager (RDBS) does not imply that the bank has been satisfied beyond doubt about the applicant’s eligibility. In case it is detected at any stage that an applicant does not fulfill any of the eligibility criteria, and/ or that he/ she has furnished any incorrect information or has suppressed any material fact(s), his/her candidature will stand cancelled. If any of these shortcoming(s) is/are detected even after appointment, his/ her services will be summarily terminated.
11. Appointment of selected applicants is subject to his/ her being declared medically fit by Medical Officer(s) appointed/ approved by the Bank
12. Decision of the Bank in all matters regarding eligibility, conduct of examination, interview and selection will be final and binding on the applicants and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
13. No applicant will be appointed in the Bank’s service, who, (a) after such enquiry, as may be considered necessary, is not found suitable for the Bank’s service and (b) after such medical examination, as the Bank may prescribe, is not found to be in good mental or physical health and free from any mental and/or physical defect likely to interfere with efficient discharge of duties.
14. In case any dispute arises on account of interpretation in versions other than English, the English version will prevail.
15. The applicants will appear for the Online/main Examination at the allotted centres at their expenses and risks and the Bank will not be responsible for any injury/ loss, etc. of any nature to him/ her.
16. Print out of the completed Online application should not be sent.
17. CANVASSING IN ANY FORM WILL BE A DISQUALIFICATION.
18. The Bank does not furnish the mark sheet of the selection process to candidates.