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Advt. No. 1/2007-08

Applications are invited from Indian citizens for the following posts in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS), Rajbhasha
Service and Legal Service in National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), at its Head Office/Regional Offices.

I. Vacancies

Sr.No. Name of the Service / Post No. of vacancies
Assistant Managers in Grade 'A' 114

2. RAJBHASHA SERVICE - Assistant Manager in Grade 'A' 03

3. LEGAL SERVICE - Manager in Grade 'B' 03


The following number of posts are reserved for Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), and
Persons With Disability (PWD), separately, in each grade.


Assistant Managers in Grade 'A' 18 08 32 59 117*

Managers in Grade 'B'
(Legal Service) - - - 03 03*

*Five (05) posts are reserved for PWD, out of which two (02) posts (01 each for Rajbhasha and Legal Service) are earmarked for
Hearing Impaired (HI), two (02) posts for Orthopaedically Handicapped (OH) and one (01) post for Visually Impaired (VI) are
earmarked in RDBS.


(i) OBC candidates falling under 'Creamy Layer' will be treated as 'GENERAL' Category candidates.
(ii) It may not be possible for the Bank to employ the PWD candidates in all the offices of the bank.

Posts identified for PWD candidates:

Type of disability / handicap Nature of Disability Post(s) identified

Visually Impaired B, LV Assistant Manager (RDBS and
Rajbhasha Service) and
Manager (Legal Service)

Hearing Impaired PD, D Assistant Manager (Rajbhasha Service)

PD Manager (Legal Service)

Orthopaedically Handicapped BL, OA, OL Assistant Manager (RDBS)
and Manager (Legal Service)

OL, BLA Assistant Manager (Rajbhasha Service)

[Expansion of abbreviations used in the table above :-
B - Blind; LV - Low Vision; PD - Partially Deaf; D - Deaf; 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, c) ataxia;
BLA - Both legs and arms affected]

The degree of disability should be minimum 40% in the case of Orthopaedically handicapped and between 40% and 75% in the
case of Hearing and Visually impaired; and duly certified.

The Bank may allow inter-exchange between various categories of persons with disabilities if a candidate of a specified
category is not available.

Attested true Photostat copies of certificate in support of caste/ disability to be submitted along with application.
Instructions pertaining to engaging scribe for PWD candidates:

i. The candidate will have to arrange his own scribe at his own cost.

ii. The academic qualification of the scribe should be one grade lower than that required for the post.

iii. The scribe should be from an academic stream other than that of the candidate. The scribe should possess 50% or lesser marks
in his own academic stream.

iv. Both, the candidate as well as the scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking, confirming that the scribe fulfils all the stipulated
eligibility criteria for a scribe as mentioned above. Further, in case it later transpires that he did not fulfill any of the laid-down
eligibility criteria or suppressed material facts, the candidature of the applicant will stand cancelled, irrespective of the result of the
written test.

v. Candidates who use a scribe shall be eligible for extra time of 20 minutes for every hour of the examination.



Grade 'A' (Assistant Manager)

Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree or equivalent qualification in any subject from any recognised University with a minimum of
55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade. SC/ST candidates with graduate degree with a minimum 45% or equivalent
qualification are eligible to apply.
Weightage in the interview will be considered to the candidates having Post-graduate degree or specialisation in the area of
management, agriculture, rural development, engineering (agri, civil, electrical, mechanical), IT, finance, forestry, animal
husbandry, fisheries, soil sciences, etc.

Grade 'A' (Assistant Manager)

Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with atleast 55% marks (45% marks for SC/ST) and English as one of the subjects at Bachelor's
Degree level or Post Graduate Degree in Sanskrit/ English/Economics/Commerce with at least 55% marks (45% marks for
SC/ST) with Hindi as a subject at Bachelor's Degree level or Hindi qualification equivalent to Bachelor's Degree. Post Graduate
Degree holders in Economics/Commerce with Hindi medium or in Sanskrit must also have taken English as one of the subjects at
Bachelor's Degree level.

Minimum 02 years experience (01 year for SC/ST) in translation work from English to Hindi and vice-versa or terminology work in
Hindi in any organization/institution of repute is essential. Working knowledge of minimum one of the languages, other than Hindi
and English, enumerated in the VIII Schedule of the Constitution of India is desirable.

Grade 'B' (Manager)

Bachelor's degree in Law with minimum 55% (50% for SC/ST) marks from a recognized university or an equivalent qualification.
Post Graduate degree in Law is preferred.
Experience: Graduates in Law should have atleast 5 years standing as an Advocate or Solicitor or 5 years' work experience in
Bank/Financial Institution in Legal Dept. or 5 years' experience as a Judicial Officer in State Judicial Service (4 years for SC/ST).
Post-Graduates in Law should have 03 years' experience as above (02 years for SC/ST).
Preference will be given to those who have thorough knowledge of Banking, Negotiable Instruments, Company, Industrial and
Co-operative Laws, Cyber Laws, Commerce/ Property Transaction, Rural Non-life Insurance, Direct Financing, Staff Matters and
good experience in drafting various types of documents.

NOTE: Experience, as on 01.12.2007, after acquiring the prescribed educational qualification will only be reckoned.

Knowledge of computer operation is desirable for all posts.

III. AGE (as on 01.12.2007)

(1) (a) Assistant Manager in Grade 'A' (RDBS & Rajbhasha Service)

Between 21 and 28 years (i.e. Candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.12.1979 and not later than 01.12.1986) for
graduates and between 21 and 30 years for post-graduates (i.e., candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.12.1977
and not later than 01.12.1986).

(2) Managers in Grade 'B' (Legal Service)

Between 24 and 34 years (i.e. Candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.12.1973 and not later than 01.12.1983).

(3) RELAXATION IN UPPER AGE LIMIT: Upper age limit is relaxable by -

(a) 03 years in case of eligible OBC candidates and

(b) a maximum of 05 years in case of : (i) Candidates belonging to SC/ST, (ii) Wherever it is indicated that experience is
preferable or desirable, candidates possessing practical experience in the concerned discipline - to the extent of such
experience, (iii) Ex-employees of banking institutions whose services had to be terminated for reasons of economy or as a result
of the bank going into liquidation and personnel retrenched from Govt. Offices after atleast one year's service and applying
through Employment Exchanges, (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) Candidates
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 (General); 13 years for PWD (OBC) and 15 years for PWD (SC/ST) candidates.



Category of candidate Application Fee


For all others Rs.100/-

Mode of Payment
Application must be accompanied by application fee in the form of crossed Bank Draft payable at Mumbai in favour of "National
Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development". Candidate must write his or her name and centre of examination on the
reverse of the Bank Draft. Candidates can apply for one post only. The SC/ST/PWD candidates are exempted from
application fee, provided that their application is supported by a copy of the Caste/Tribe/Disability Certificate from the Competent
Authority. Applications without fee or with inadequate fee will not be considered.


Pay Scale:
(i) Assistant Managers in Grade 'A': Rs.11250-700-18950-EB-700-21750-750-22500.

(ii) Managers in Grade 'B': Rs.13700-700-20000-EB-700-21400-750-24400.

(iii) Total monthly emoluments at the basic pay of Rs.11250/- p.m. and Rs.13700/- p.m. will be about Rs.16541/- p.m. and
Rs.20143/- p.m., respectively, as per present DA rates.

(iv) The posts carry benefits of non-contributory Provident Fund, Pension, Gratuity, Leave Fare Concession, Medical Facilities
and other perks.

(v) Initial appointment of a selected candidate 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.

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

(vii) Selected candidates are liable to be posted and transferred anywhere in India.


The selection will be in two stages:
Stage I : Written Examination
Stage II : Interview

Written examination will consist of two papers of objective type (multiple choice questions). Paper-I carrying 200 marks will be
common for all posts and will cover tests of (i) General Awareness,
(ii) English Language, (iii) Quantitative Aptitude and (iv) Reasoning.

Paper-II carrying 150 marks will be
(i) ECONOMIC & SOCIAL PROBLEMS: For the post of Assistant Manager (Rural Development Banking Service)
(ii) Proficiency in language (Hindi/English): For the post of Assistant Manager (Rajbhasha)
(iii) Proficiency in LAW: For the post of Manager (Legal Service).

The written Examination will be held on Sunday, the 30 March 2008.


(1) The test of General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning under PAPER - I and PAPER - II (except test of
Rajbhasha) will be set bilingually in Hindi and English. Test of English Language under Paper-I will be set in English and test
of Rajbhasha (Paper-II) in Hindi only.

(2) The syllabus of the Written Examination will be sent along with the Admission Letter for the Written Examination
and the same will also be available on the NABARD's website, i.e.,


Candidates qualifying in the Written Examination and securing sufficiently high rank in merit shall be short-listed for interview.

The final selection and ranking will be based on performance of the candidates in the written examination and interview, taken

The written examination will be conducted at the following centres. Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh,
Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna, Pune, Raipur,
Ranchi, Shillong and Thiruvananthapuram. However, NABARD reserves the right to hold the examination at fewer centres.



Candidates satisfying the eligibility norms may submit their applications strictly in the prescribed format typed or neatly handwritten
(on one side only) on white fullscap (34 cms. X 21 cms.) paper. Applications duly completed in all respects, may be sent in a closed
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection,
P.B. No.7632
Malad (West),
MUMBAI - 400064.

Applications in closed cover can also be deposited in the box specially kept for the purpose on the Ground Floor of the Head
Office of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development at Plot No. C-24, 'G' Block, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (East),
Mumbai - 400051.


(i) Last date for receipt of applications is 15 January 2008
(ii) For applicants residing abroad or in Andaman & Nicobar Island, Lakshwadeep and Minicoy Islands, Assam, Meghalaya,
Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Ladakh Division of Jammu and Kashmir State, Lahaul and
Spiti districts and Pangi sub-division of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh and sending the applications only by post the last
date is extended upto 22 January 2008. For applications received in any manner other than by post, the benefit of extended time
will not be available. The Bank takes no responsibility for any delay in receipt of application or loss thereof in postal transit.

1. As the applications are to be processed by computerized system, it is essential that the application is strictly in accordance with
the prescribed format and is properly and completely filled and contains no corrections/ alterations/ over-writing.
2. The candidate must fill the application form in HIS/HER OWN HAND IN CAPITAL LETTERS IN ENGLISH OR IN HINDI and
should use, as far as possible, only international forms of Indian numerals. However, the NAME and ADDRESS should be written
3. Applicants should not send copies or originals of certificates in support of qualification, experience and age along with the
4. The SC/ST/PWD candidates claiming exemption from payment of application fee/ relaxation in eligibility criteria are required to
enclose an attested photostat copy of the Caste/Tribe/Disability Certificate issued by the Competent Authority, failing which the
application shall be rejected. The candidates belonging to OBC must submit an attested photostat copy of the certificate issued
by the Competent Authority. The certificate, inter alia, must specifically state that the candidate does not belong to the
socially advanced sections/Creamy Layer, excluded from the benefits of reservations for Other Backward Classes in
Civil posts and services under the Government of India. The OBC candidates coming under 'Creamy Layer' will be
treated as 'GENERAL' Category candidates and, hence, they should indicate their category as 'GENERAL'.
5. Admission to the written examination will be purely provisional without verification of age/qualification/category
(SC/ST/OBC/PWD) etc., of the candidates with reference to documents.Each candidate 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 that a candidate 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.
6. Candidates 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 candidate. If the applicant prefers to route the application through
the employer and in the process it reaches the Bank (at the prescribed address) after the due date, it will not be considered even
though submitted to the employer before the due date. In such cases, application marked 'Advance Copy' should be sent to the
Bank (at the prescribed address) directly, together with the prescribed fee and the regular copy (without fee) should be routed
through the employer.
7. A recent passport size photograph signed across by the candidate should be firmly pasted in the space provided for in the
8. The cover containing the application should be superscribed "APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF ASSISTANT MANAGER/
9. Application received without prescribed fee or incomplete in any respect will not be considered.
10.Decision of NABARD in all matters regarding eligibility, conduct of examination, interview and selection will be final and binding
on the candidates and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
11. Admission letters for written examinations and any other communication in future will be sent by ordinary post to the eligible
candidate only at the correspondence address given in the application. An eligible candidate who does not receive the admission
letter for Written Examination, may contact NABARD's Head Office or the Regional Offices, during the office hours, at the
following addresses one day before the date of examination, indicating his/her name, address, date of birth, details of bank draft
and the centre of examination opted for by him/her, with a passport sized signed photograph.
12.No candidate will be appointed in NABARD'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.
13.Any resultant dispute arising out of this advertisement and the recruitment process shall be subject to the sole jurisdiction of the
courts situated in Mumbai.
14.In case any dispute arises on account of interpretation in versions other than English, the English version will prevail.
15.The candidates will appear for the Written 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.The Competent Authority for the issue of certificates to SC/ST/OBC/PWD are as under:

(a) For SC/ ST/ OBC :
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)/ Taluk Magistrate/ Executive Magistrate/ Extra Assistant Commissioner
Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Addl. Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate
Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar
Sub Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and/ or his/ her family normally resides
Note : For OBC candidates, only the castes/ sub-castes figuring in the Central List will be considered.
(b) For PWD :
Medical Board at the District level.

Addresses and Telephone numbers of the Head Office and Regional Offices of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural
Development :

Gujarat Regional Office Karnataka Regional Office
NABARD Tower, Opp. Municipal Garden, Jeevan Prakash Annexe, 113/1, J.C. Road,
Usmanpura, AHMEDABAD - 380 013 BANGALORE - 560 002
Tel.: (079) 27551959 Tel.: (080) 22223125

Madhya Pradesh Regional Office Orissa Regional Office,
E-5, Arera Colony, Bittan Market, Ankur, 2/1, Nayapalli, Civic Centre,
BHOPAL - 462 016 BHUBANESWAR -751 015
Tel.: (0755) 2464775 Tel.: (0674) 2553884

Punjab & Haryana Regional Office, Tamil Nadu Regional Office
Plot No.3, Sector 34-A, 48 (old 105/106), Mahatma Gandhi Road
CHANDIGARH - 160 022, Nungambakkam, CHENNAI - 600 034
Tel.: (0172) 5046700 Tel.: (044)28276088

Uttaranchal Regional Office, 2nd Floor, Assam Regional Office
Hotel Sunrise Building, 113/2, Rajpur Road, G.S.Road, Opp. Assam State Secretariat,
DEHRADUN - 248 001 DISPUR, GUWAHATI - 781 006
Tel: (0135) 2748611 Tel.: (0361) 2235661

Andhra Pradesh Regional Office Rajasthan Regional Office,
Yeduguri Chambers, 1-1-61, R.T.C. 'X' Road, 3, Nehru Place, Tonk Road,
Musheerabad, HYDERABAD - 500 020 JAIPUR - 302 015
Tel.: (040)27612640 Tel.: (0141)2740821

Jammu & Kashmir Regional Office, West Bengal Regional Office
IV Floor, B-II, South Block, Bahu Plaza, Abhilasha, 2nd floor, 6, Royd Street,
Rail Head Complex, Jammu - 180012 KOLKATA - 700 016
Tel.: (0191) 2472355 Tel.: (033) 22267943

Uttar Pradesh Regional Office, Bihar Regional Office,
11, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Maurya Lok Complex, Block 'B', 4th & 5th floor,
LUCKNOW - 226 010 Dak Bunglow Road, PATNA -800 001
Tel.: (0522) 2304530 Tel.: (0612) 2223985
Delhi Regional Office Chattisgarh Regional Office,
24, Rajendra Place, Pusa Road, 1st Floor, Pittalia Complex, Opp. Trunk Exchange,
NEW DELHI - 110 008 K.K.Road, Fafadih Chowk, RAIPUR - 492 009
Tel.: (011) 41539353 Tel.: (0771) 2888499

Maharashtra Regional Office, Meghalaya Regional Office
54, Wellesley Road, Shivaji Nagar, Dipu Cottage, Upper Lachumiere,
PUNE - 411 005 SHILLONG - 793 001
Tel.: (020) 25511439 Tel.: (0364) 2227463

Jharkhand Regional Office, NABARD Head Office, Plot No. C-24, 'G' Block,
Gautam House, Kalibabu Street, Upper Bazar, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (E),
RANCHI - 834 001 MUMBAI - 400051
Tel.: (0651) 2208647 Tel: (022) 26539792

Kerala Regional Office, Punnen Road, Statute,
Tel.: (0471) 2334940


NABARD arranges training programme at selected centres for SC/ST candidates appearing for written examination for the post of
Assistant Manager, free of cost. Such SC/ST candidates who desire to attend the programme may apply (in the form given below
and enclose the same to the main application for the post) along with an additional attested copy of the Caste Certificate for
registration of their names. Candidates may, however, note that the application for pre-examination training received after the
closing date will not be entertained.

NOTE : Pre-examination training will generally be imparted in English. However, if the number of candidates opting for training in
Hindi medium at any centre is sufficiently large, it may be imparted in Hindi medium also.


The Chief General Manager
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
HRMD-Recruitment Section
Head Office

Dear Sir

Pre-examination training to SC/ST candidates appearing for the Written Examination to be held on 30 March 2008 for the
post of Assistant Manager in Grade 'A'

I have applied for the captioned post in your Bank. I request you to kindly register my name for the pre-examination training at
____________________________ centre in __________________ Medium. I enclose an attested copy of the Caste Certificate
for your information, as required. I note that I will have to make my own arrangements for stay at the place of training and meet all
expenses in connection thereto (towards lodging, boarding, travel, etc.) I also note that my undergoing this pre-examination
training will not confer on me any right to be called for the examination or any assurance for recruitment in the Bank's service.

Yours faithfully

(Signature of the applicant)

Name and address:

Encl: Attested copy of the Caste Certificate.
( NOTE : The candidate must fill the application form in CAPITAL LETTERS IN HIS/HER OWN HAND IN ENGLISH/HINDI and
should use, as far as possible, only international forms of Indian numerals. )

Affix your recent
The Chief General Manager
National Bank for Agriculture passport size
and Rural Development
HRMD- Recruitment Section photograph here
Head Office and sign across

1. Name (in BLOCK LETTERS in ENGLISH only):

(Write one letter per box, leaving one box blank between two parts of your name).

2. Address for communication (in BLOCK LETTERS in ENGLISH only):


(Write one letter per box, not exceeding 25 per line - total 4 lines - leaving one box blank between every two words).

3. Centre of Examination: __________________________________

4. Post(s) Applied for: ___________________________________

5. Indicate category to which you belong, making a cross mark (X) in the appropriate box:
('OBC' candidates coming under 'Creamy Layer' should indicate their category as 'General')

(A) Main Category:

General SC ST OBC

(B) Other Categories (Strike out whichever is not applicable.)

Are you suffering from orthopaedic disorders? YES / NO
Are you visually handicapped? YES / NO
Are you hearing impaired? YES / NO
Are you an ex-serviceman? YES / NO
Are you a candidate who had ordinarily been domiciled
in Kashmir Division of State of Jammu and Kashmir
during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989? YES / NO
Are you an ex-employee of any banking institution? YES / NO
(Please refer to (3) (b) (iii) of Para III of the advertisement)
Are you child/family member of victim died in 1984 riots YES / NO

(C ) If you are an OH candidate, percentage of disability : __________
If you are visually handicapped, percentage of disability: __________
If you are hearing impaired, percentage of disability: __________
6. Nationality: _____________________________________

7. (a) Date of Birth (as per School Leaving Certificate)
Date Month Year

(b) Age as on 01.12.2007: _____Years ____Months _______Days

8. Place and State of Domicile: ________________________

9. Particulars of crossed Bank Draft:

Name of the post Name of the Date of Draft Bank Draft No. Amount (Rs.)
applied for issuing Bank

10. Educational Qualifications:
Starting from graduation.

Name of the Examination Subjects Year of Percentage of
University Passed Offered Passing Marks obtained
(upto two
decimal points)

11. Work experience acquired after securing prescribed minimum qualification.

Name(s) with full Period Duties performed Experience
address(es) of

From To Years Months
(Date) (Date)


I hereby declare that all statements made in this application are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. I
understand that in the event of any information being found false or incorrect or suppressed or I do not satisfy the eligibility criteria, my
candidature / appointment, at any stage, is liable to be cancelled / terminated. I am willing to serve anywhere in India, including offices
in rural areas. I, hereby, agree that any legal proceedings in respect of any matter or claim or dispute arising out of this application and /
or out of the said advertisement can be instituted by me only at Mumbai, and courts / tribunals / forums at Mumbai only shall have sole
and exclusive jurisdiction to try the case / dispute. I undertake to abide by all the terms and conditions mentioned in the Advertisement
No. 1/2007-08 issued by the Bank.


(Signature of the candidate)