NABARD Development Assistant

About NABARD Development Assistant Exam

  • Overview
  • Exam Pattern
  • Eligibility
  • Exam Dates
  • Vacancies
  • Cutoff marks
  • Salary
  • Application Fee

NABARD Development Assistant Exam

The full form of ‘NABARD is ‘National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development ’. NABARD conducts Development Assistant Exam to recruit Development Assistants in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) of NABARD.

Once you clear this exam, you are hired as a Development Assistant in the NABARD.

NABARD Vacancies

As per the official 2019 NABARD recruitment notification, below are the number of notified vacancies for the posts of Development Assistant and Development Assistant (Hindi).

Post Name Total Vacancies
NABARD Development Assistant 82
NABARD Development Assistant(Hindi)  9

NABARD Development Assistant Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure

NABARD Development Assistant selection procedure consists of the following stages:

  1. Prelims (objective MCQs test for 100 marks)
  2. Mains (objective MCQs + Descriptive test – Total 200 marks)
  3. Language Proficiency Test

Prelims Exam is only Qualifying in nature. Marks obtained in prelims are not counted for final selection.

There is a NEGATIVE marking of 0.25 marks (in both Prelims and Mains) as a penalty for every wrong answer.

NABARD Development Assistant Exam Pattern

NABARD Development Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern:

Name of Tests No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
Test of English Language 40 40 Composite duration

of 60 mins

Test of Numerical Ability 30 30
Test of Reasoning 30 30
Total 100 100

NABARD Development Assistant Mains Exam Pattern:

Name of Tests No. of Qs. Max Marks Duration
Test of Reasoning 30 30 Composite time of 90 minutes for Objective test and 30 minutes for Descriptive test
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
General Awareness (with special reference to agriculture, rural
development and banking)
50 50
Computer Knowledge 40 40
Test of English Language (Descriptive) Essay/Precis/Letter Writing 50
Total 150 200

 

NABARD Development Assistant (Hindi) Exam Pattern

NABARD Development Assistant (Hindi) Prelims Exam Pattern:

Name of Tests No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
Test of English Language 40 40 Composite duration

of 60 mins

Test of Professional Knowledge (Hindi) 30 30
Test of Reasoning 30 30
Total 100 100

NABARD Development Assistant (Hindi) Mains Exam Pattern:

Name of Tests No. of Qs. Max Marks Duration
Test of Reasoning 20 20 Composite time of 90 minutes for Objective test and 30 minutes for Descriptive test
Test of Professional Knowledge (Hindi) 50 50
General Awareness (with special reference to agriculture, rural
development and banking)
40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 40
Test of English Language (Descriptive) Essay/Precis/Letter Writing 50
Total 150 200

 

Language Proficiency Test :

Those who qualify for selection and produce 10th or 12th standard mark sheet / certificate indicating official language as one of the subjects will not be subjected to Language Proficiency Test. In case of others (qualified for selection), the language proficiency test will be conducted after the declaration of result of Main examination at the Regional Office of concerned State. The language proficiency test will be conducted in the official language of the State concerned. Candidates not found to be proficient in official language would be disqualified, i.e. candidates who fail to qualify this test will not be offered appointment.

 

NABARD Development Assistant Eligibility Criteria

There are 2 eligibility criteria one needs to fulfill in order to be eligible for NABARD Development Assistant Exam. They are 1) Age Limit 2) Educational Qualifications

Age Limit (as by 01.09.2019)

  • Minimum Age- 18 Years
  • Maximum Age- 35 Years

Candidates born not earlier than 02-09-1984 and no later than 01-09-2001 (both days inclusive) are eligible to apply.

Age limit Relaxation:

  • SC/ST – 5 years (up to 40 years)
  • OBC – 3 years (up to 38 years)
  • PWBD – 10 years (GEN), 13 years (OBC), 15 years (SC/ST)
  • Ex-Servicemen – Extent of Service + 3 years (max 50 years age)
  • Widow/Divorced, Woman Judicially separated and not re-married – 10 years
  • Candidates Ordinarily domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir between 1st Jan 1980 and 31st Dec 1989 – 5 years

 

Educational Qualifications

For Development Assistant – Candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum 50% marks in aggregate.

For Development Assistant (Hindi) – Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized University in English/Hindi medium with Hindi and English as a compulsory or elective subject with a minimum of 50% marks (pass marks for SC/ST/PWBD/EXS candidates) in the aggregate,

OR

Bachelor’s Degree with Hindi and English as main subjects with a minimum of 50% marks (pass marks for SC/ST/pwBD/EXS candidates) in the aggregate.

Note: Candidate must be able to translate from English to Hindi and vice-versa.

 

NABARD Development Assistant Exam Dates 2019

Exam Events

Dates

Online Registration Start date

14th September 2019

Online Registration End date

2nd October 2019

Prelims Exam date

20th October 2019

Main Exam date

November 2019

NABARD Development Assistant Vacancies

As per the official 2019 NABARD recruitment notification, below are the number of notified vacancies

Post Name Total Vacancies
NABARD Development Assistant 82
NABARD Development Assistant(Hindi)  9

NABARD Development Assistant Cut Off – Preliminary Exam(Sectional)

Sectional Cut off
Category English Language Numerical Ability Reasoning Ability
(40) (30) (30)
SC, ST,OBC,PWBD,EXS 6.25 4.75 5.25
EWS, UR 11 8.50 9.75

NABARD Development Assistant Cut Off (Hindi) – Preliminary Exam(Sectional)

Sectional Cut off
Category English Language Professional Knowledge Reasoning Ability
(40) (30) (30)
SC, ST,OBC,PWBD,EXS 1.00 5.50 1.00
EWS, UR 5.50 8.50 3.50

NABARD Development Assistant Cut Off – Mains Exam(Sectional)

Sectional Cut off
Category Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness Computer Knowledge
(30) (30) (50) (40)
SC, ST,OBC,PWBD,EXS 14.75 11.50 8.50 16.75
EWS, UR 17.75 14.00 12.00 19.75

NABARD Development Assistant Cut Off (Hindi) – Mains Exam(Sectional)

Sectional Cut off
Category Reasoning Professional Knowledge General Awareness Computer Knowledge
(20) (50) (40) (40)
SC, ST,OBC,PWBD,EXS 4.25 14.25 4.25 9.75
EWS, UR 06.75 18.50 6.75 13.00

NABARD Development Assistant Salary

Selected Candidates will draw a starting basic pay of Rs. 14,650/- per month (including two advance increments) in the payscale of Rs.13150 -750 -15400 – 900 -19000 -1200-26200 -1300-28800-1480-33240 -1750 -34990 (20 years) and other allowances, viz. Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, Transport Allowance etc., as admissible from time to time.

At present, initial monthly Gross emoluments for Development Assistant/Development Assistant (Hindi) is approximately Rs.32,000/-. 

 

NABARD Development Assistant Application Fee

 

Below are the Application Fee / Intimation charges for the NABARD Development Assistant Exam.

Category Application Fees Intimate Charges Total Fee
SC/ ST/ PWD/EXS  –  Rs. 50  Rs. 50
General and OBC  Rs. 400  Rs.50   Rs. 450

About NABARD Development Assistant Exam

NABARD Development Assistant Exam

The full form of ‘NABARD is ‘National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development ’. NABARD conducts Development Assistant Exam to recruit Development Assistants in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) of NABARD.

Once you clear this exam, you are hired as a Development Assistant in the NABARD.

NABARD Vacancies

As per the official 2019 NABARD recruitment notification, below are the number of notified vacancies for the posts of Development Assistant and Development Assistant (Hindi).

Post Name Total Vacancies
NABARD Development Assistant 82
NABARD Development Assistant(Hindi)  9

NABARD Development Assistant Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure

NABARD Development Assistant selection procedure consists of the following stages:

  1. Prelims (objective MCQs test for 100 marks)
  2. Mains (objective MCQs + Descriptive test – Total 200 marks)
  3. Language Proficiency Test

Prelims Exam is only Qualifying in nature. Marks obtained in prelims are not counted for final selection.

There is a NEGATIVE marking of 0.25 marks (in both Prelims and Mains) as a penalty for every wrong answer.

NABARD Development Assistant Exam Pattern

NABARD Development Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern:

Name of Tests No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
Test of English Language 40 40 Composite duration

of 60 mins

Test of Numerical Ability 30 30
Test of Reasoning 30 30
Total 100 100

NABARD Development Assistant Mains Exam Pattern:

Name of Tests No. of Qs. Max Marks Duration
Test of Reasoning 30 30 Composite time of 90 minutes for Objective test and 30 minutes for Descriptive test
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
General Awareness (with special reference to agriculture, rural
development and banking)
50 50
Computer Knowledge 40 40
Test of English Language (Descriptive) Essay/Precis/Letter Writing 50
Total 150 200

 

NABARD Development Assistant (Hindi) Exam Pattern

NABARD Development Assistant (Hindi) Prelims Exam Pattern:

Name of Tests No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
Test of English Language 40 40 Composite duration

of 60 mins

Test of Professional Knowledge (Hindi) 30 30
Test of Reasoning 30 30
Total 100 100

NABARD Development Assistant (Hindi) Mains Exam Pattern:

Name of Tests No. of Qs. Max Marks Duration
Test of Reasoning 20 20 Composite time of 90 minutes for Objective test and 30 minutes for Descriptive test
Test of Professional Knowledge (Hindi) 50 50
General Awareness (with special reference to agriculture, rural
development and banking)
40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 40
Test of English Language (Descriptive) Essay/Precis/Letter Writing 50
Total 150 200

 

Language Proficiency Test :

Those who qualify for selection and produce 10th or 12th standard mark sheet / certificate indicating official language as one of the subjects will not be subjected to Language Proficiency Test. In case of others (qualified for selection), the language proficiency test will be conducted after the declaration of result of Main examination at the Regional Office of concerned State. The language proficiency test will be conducted in the official language of the State concerned. Candidates not found to be proficient in official language would be disqualified, i.e. candidates who fail to qualify this test will not be offered appointment.

 

NABARD Development Assistant Eligibility Criteria

There are 2 eligibility criteria one needs to fulfill in order to be eligible for NABARD Development Assistant Exam. They are 1) Age Limit 2) Educational Qualifications

Age Limit (as by 01.09.2019)

  • Minimum Age- 18 Years
  • Maximum Age- 35 Years

Candidates born not earlier than 02-09-1984 and no later than 01-09-2001 (both days inclusive) are eligible to apply.

Age limit Relaxation:

  • SC/ST – 5 years (up to 40 years)
  • OBC – 3 years (up to 38 years)
  • PWBD – 10 years (GEN), 13 years (OBC), 15 years (SC/ST)
  • Ex-Servicemen – Extent of Service + 3 years (max 50 years age)
  • Widow/Divorced, Woman Judicially separated and not re-married – 10 years
  • Candidates Ordinarily domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir between 1st Jan 1980 and 31st Dec 1989 – 5 years

 

Educational Qualifications

For Development Assistant – Candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum 50% marks in aggregate.

For Development Assistant (Hindi) – Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized University in English/Hindi medium with Hindi and English as a compulsory or elective subject with a minimum of 50% marks (pass marks for SC/ST/PWBD/EXS candidates) in the aggregate,

OR

Bachelor’s Degree with Hindi and English as main subjects with a minimum of 50% marks (pass marks for SC/ST/pwBD/EXS candidates) in the aggregate.

Note: Candidate must be able to translate from English to Hindi and vice-versa.

 

NABARD Development Assistant Salary

Selected Candidates will draw a starting basic pay of Rs. 14,650/- per month (including two advance increments) in the payscale of Rs.13150 -750 -15400 – 900 -19000 -1200-26200 -1300-28800-1480-33240 -1750 -34990 (20 years) and other allowances, viz. Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, Transport Allowance etc., as admissible from time to time.

At present, initial monthly Gross emoluments for Development Assistant/Development Assistant (Hindi) is approximately Rs.32,000/-. 

 

NABARD Development Assistant Exam Dates 2019

Exam Events

Dates

Online Registration Start date

14th September 2019

Online Registration End date

2nd October 2019

Prelims Exam date

20th October 2019

Main Exam date

November 2019

NABARD Development Assistant Vacancies

As per the official 2019 NABARD recruitment notification, below are the number of notified vacancies

Post Name Total Vacancies
NABARD Development Assistant 82
NABARD Development Assistant(Hindi)  9

NABARD Development Assistant Cut Off – Preliminary Exam(Sectional)

Sectional Cut off
Category English Language Numerical Ability Reasoning Ability
(40) (30) (30)
SC, ST,OBC,PWBD,EXS 6.25 4.75 5.25
EWS, UR 11 8.50 9.75

NABARD Development Assistant Cut Off (Hindi) – Preliminary Exam(Sectional)

Sectional Cut off
Category English Language Professional Knowledge Reasoning Ability
(40) (30) (30)
SC, ST,OBC,PWBD,EXS 1.00 5.50 1.00
EWS, UR 5.50 8.50 3.50

NABARD Development Assistant Cut Off – Mains Exam(Sectional)

Sectional Cut off
Category Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness Computer Knowledge
(30) (30) (50) (40)
SC, ST,OBC,PWBD,EXS 14.75 11.50 8.50 16.75
EWS, UR 17.75 14.00 12.00 19.75

NABARD Development Assistant Cut Off (Hindi) – Mains Exam(Sectional)

Sectional Cut off
Category Reasoning Professional Knowledge General Awareness Computer Knowledge
(20) (50) (40) (40)
SC, ST,OBC,PWBD,EXS 4.25 14.25 4.25 9.75
EWS, UR 06.75 18.50 6.75 13.00

NABARD Development Assistant Application Fee

 

Below are the Application Fee / Intimation charges for the NABARD Development Assistant Exam.

Category Application Fees Intimate Charges Total Fee
SC/ ST/ PWD/EXS  –  Rs. 50  Rs. 50
General and OBC  Rs. 400  Rs.50   Rs. 450

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