B. Sivaraman Committee recommended the establishment of a development bank for the development of agriculture and allied sectors in the country. During 1982, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) was established with an initial corpus of 100 crores based on the recommendations of the committee as per the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act 1981. Currently, Government of India more than 99% of the shareholding and meager percentage of shares are held by RBI. Many organizations that are affiliated with world bank and development agencies which work for rural and agricultural development are associated with NABARD. These associated organizations help NABARD by providing monetary aid or by the technological support. NABARD recruits the most qualified candidates as its staff by conducting an online examination. The important positions for which the notifications are released are Development Assistants, Officers in Grade-B’ (RDBS) and Grade ‘A’ (RDBS). These bank jobs comes under central government jobs. Similar notifications are released for the recruitment of assistant managers and Managers by SIDBI and IDBI.
The online exam for the selection of Development assistants consists of two phases followed by an interview. The first phase is a preliminary exam and the second phase is mains exam. The preliminary exam will be of the objective type whereas in mains exam both objective type and descriptive type questions will be present. 100 marks are allotted for Prelims exam having 100 questions whereas 200 marks are allotted for mains. Similar kind of exam pattern is also observed in the SBI clerk, SBI PO, IBPS clerk and IBPS PO exams. The minimum education qualification is any bachelor’s degree from any recognized university and age limit will be 18-35 years. The reservation pattern and age relaxation will be notified in the official notification. For assistant manager positions both Grade A and Grade B, the prelims exam consists of two parts and carries 200 marks. The main examination consists of two papers, and the paper will be descriptive type whereas paper two will be having objective type questions. Comprehensive knowledge on the Standard GK and current affairs related to banking sector will help in clearing the exam. The details of minimum education qualification, age limit, age relaxation, reservation pattern, etc., will be given in the official notification and can also be accessed from this Drona website.