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NBE 2021 eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, study plan, vacancies, salary, and more


The NBE or the National Board of Examination has opened many vacancies for the roles of senior and junior assistants and junior accountants. As such, it remains one of the more prestigious exams to qualify in India.

NBE Recruitment Examination 2021 Notification

As per the notification dated 1 June 2021, NBE has announced 42 vacancies for the posts of assistant and account.

NBE Recruitment Examination 2021 Important Dates

NBE Recruitment 2021 Notification release1 June 2021
NBE Recruitment online application portal opens15 July 2021
Last date to Apply Online for NBE Recruitment 202114 August 2021
NBE Recruitment Admit card releaseto be announced
NBE Recruitment CBT Exam Date 202120 September 2021
NBE Recruitment Skill Testto be announced
NBE Recruitment Result 2021to be announced

Eligibility Criteria for NBE Recruitment Examination 2021

Educational Qualification

Senior Assistant:

  • Candidates must have completed graduation in any field from a government-recognized University.

Junior Assistant:

  • Candidates must have completed 10+2 from a government-recognized institute with proficiency in Computer Operations and basic software packages.

Junior Accountant:

  • Candidates must have completed graduation in either Math, Statistics, or Commerce from a government-recognized University.

Age Limit

  • Lower Age Limit: 18 years
  • Upper Age Limit: 27 years

Age Relaxation

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 Years
PwD10 years
Ex-Servicemen/PwD Ex-Servicemen3 years
Divorced women/ Widows/ Women legally separated (not remarried)Up to 35 years

NBE Recruitment Examination 2021 Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
General/OBCINR 1500 + GST

How to Apply for NBE Recruitment Examination 2021

  • Visit the official website of NBE.
  • Click on the "Register" option.
  • Fill in your basic details such as name, address, phone number etc.
  • Verify the OTP to confirm your communication details.
  • Read the instructions carefully before filling the NBE Recruitment application form.
  • Fill in your particulars carefully.
  • Upload a clear, scanned copy of your photograph and signature.
  • Make the application fee payment.
  • Take a printout of your application and fee receipt for reference.
  • Once the registration is successful, you will receive the confirmation by SMS or email.

NBE Recruitment Examination 2021 Admit card

After filling the application form, eligible candidates can access the admit card from the official NBE website. As of yet, there has been no update on the release date of admit cards.

List of Vacancies

Here are the vacancies for the NBE Recruitment 2021 exam:

Senior Assistant08
Junior Assistant30
Junior Accountant04
Total Vacancies42

NBE Recruitment Examination 2021 Reservation List

The NBE Recruitment examination will follow Government-mandated reservation policies. No separate official reservation list has been released prior to the examination. Check the official website for more information.

NBE Recruitment Selection Process 2021

The selection process consists of a Computer-Based Test, a Skill Test, followed by a counselling session.

NBE Recruitment Examination 2021 Pattern

Here's a breakdown of the weightage that each section carries:

SectionsNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning5050
General Awareness5050
Quantitative Aptitude5050
English Comprehension5050

Note: The total duration for the exam is 180 minutes.

NBE Recruitment Examination 2021 Syllabus

The overall syllabus includes the following:

General IntelligenceNumber Ranking, Figurative Classification, Classification, Blood Relations, Arrangements, Arithmetical Reasoning, Mathematical Operations, Venn diagrams, Number Series, Figural Pattern, Cubes and Dice, Analogies, Non-Verbal Series, Coding-Decoding, Logical Venn Diagrams, Directions, Number, Ranking and Time Sequence
ReasoningAlphanumeric Series, Puzzles, Venn Diagrams, Matching Definitions, Statement and Conclusion, Statement and Argument, Logical Deduction, Making Judgments, Letter and Symbol Series, Verbal Classification, Essential Part, Theme Detection, Cause and Effect, Analogies, Verbal Reasoning, Logical Problems
General AwarenessIndian History, Politics, General Science, Agriculture, Space, Economy, Awards, Environment, Current Affairs, Countries, Capitals, and Currencies, States and Capitals, Important Appointments, Summits and Head Quarters, Static GK, Geography, Arts, Culture, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agriculture, Sports
Quantitative AptitudeSimplification and Approximation, Quadratic Equations, Simple Equations, Problems on L.C.M and H.C.F, Averages, Profit and Loss, Pipes and Cisterns, Probability, Permutations and Combinations, Mensuration, Volumes, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Problems on Trains, Ratio and Proportion, Mixtures and Allegations, Percentages, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Partnership, Indices and Surds, Races and Games, Boats and Streams, Problems on Areas, Problems on Ages, Odd Man Out
English ComprehensionVerbs, Adjectives, Clauses, Grammar, Spot the error, Synonyms and Antonyms, Vocabulary, Fill in the blanks, One-word substitutions, Idioms and phrases, Verbal Comprehension passage, Sentence structure, Spellings, Improvement passage, Detecting Misspelt words

NBE Recruitment Examination 2021 Results

The NBE Recruitment 2021 examination results are yet to be released. Candidates are advised to keep checking the official website for their results.

NBE Recruitment Examination 2021 Cut-off

The following table shows the cut-off ranks for 2020. 2021 cut-offs will be updated as they are released on the official website.

CategorySenior AssistantJunior AccountantJunior Assistant
OBC: Non-Creamy layer165.00145.25149.25
ST155.00No Post133.00

NBE Recruitment Job Profile

Here are the duties that an NBE officer must perform once hired:

Senior/Junior Assistant:

  • Coordinating daily agendas
  • Planning appointments and events
  • Creating reports regularly
  • Updating internal databases
  • Making travel arrangements
  • Managing phone calls and emails
  • Responding to senior managers’ queries promptly
  • Facilitating internal communication channels

Junior Accountant:

  • Maintaining accounts and tax returns
  • Administering and overseeing payrolls
  • Supervising income and expenditure
  • Auditing financial information
  • Compiling and analyzing reports, business agendas, budgets, and financial statements
  • Financial forecasting
  • Risk analysis

NBE Recruitment Salary Details

PostPay scaleSalary
Senior AssistantLevel 7INR 44,900 to INR 1,42, 400
Junior AssistantLevel 2INR 19,900 to INR 63,200
Junior AccountantLevel 4INR 25,500 to INR 81,100

NBE Recruitment Examination Analysis

The sections that will feature in the NBE Recruitment 2021 paper are:

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension

Here are a few points that candidates must remember:

  • There will be a Computer-Based Test.
  • The test will be of 200 marks in total.
  • A duration of 180 minutes will be allotted.
  • Each of the 4 sections will contain 50 questions each.
  • For each correct answer, candidates will be awarded 1 mark.
  • For each wrong answer, 0.25 mark will be deducted.

Here's a detailed overview of the difficulty level:

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning: Easy
  • General Awareness: Easy to Moderate
  • Quantitative Aptitude: Moderate
  • English Comprehension: Easy to Moderate

Preparation Tips for NBE Recruitment Examination 2021

Candidates preparing for NBE Recruitment Examination 2021 are well-advised to do the following:

  • Solving practice/mock papers will help candidates gauge their preparations well. Getting into a habit of solving 1 model paper a day is a good way of keeping oneself prepared before the exam.
  • Focusing on all-round development instead of studying solely from books is an important part of NBE Recruitment preparations. Candidates should make use of online trial tests and study guides to gain that competitive edge.
  • Keeping an eye on current affairs and local and international news is a big part of learning organically. Working smart is equally important as working hard.

NBE Recruitment Previous Years Question Papers

Candidates can find some previous question papers by following these links:

Candidates can check out the official website for more details on previous years papers.

Book nameAuthor
Better EnglishNorman Lewis
Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal
Objective General EnglishR.S. Agarwal
A People’s ConstitutionRohit De
A New Approach to ReasoningB.S. Sijwali
High School English Grammar, and CompositionWren & Martin
Data interpretationR.S. Agarwal
Analytical ReasoningM.K. Pandey
Logical ReasoningArun Sharma

Study Plan for NBE Recruitment Examination 2021

Any candidate interested in cracking NBE Recruitment should plan to do the following:

  • Read books on English phrases and idioms.
  • Practice relevant quizzes regularly.
  • Studying annual knowledge encyclopedias such as the Manorama Yearbook is an excellent way to keep in touch with the various important national and international events in a year.
  • Get into a habit of reading newspapers daily, especially The Hindu.
  • Keep in touch with the PIB (Public Information Bureau) updates.
  • Get into a daily routine and always begin your preparations early.

Candidates are advised to carry all necessary documents to the exam center. Furthermore, candidates should positively bring the following:

  • Admit Card
  • Government-issued ID for identity verification.

Make sure to keep checking the official website for any new notifications regarding NBE Recruitment 2021. Keep your payment ID handy after paying for your form, as it may be necessary in case of discrepancies. Start preparations as early as possible and avoid unnecessary stress. Remember, the mind is strongest when it's relaxed. With that said, have faith in your preparations and the hard work you've put in. All the best!