NABARD Development Assistant

The full form of NABARD is National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development. NABARD Development Assistant Exam is to recruit Development Assistants in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) of NABARD. Get all information related to NABARD Development Assistant such as notification, salary, syllabus, eligibility, exam pattern & results here. Once you clear this exam, you are hired as a Development Assistant in the NABARD.

NABARD Development Assistant 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 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 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 Syllabus

Prelims Syllabus Mains Syllabus
  • English Language
  • Numerical Ability
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness
  • Computer Knowledge
  • Descriptive English → Essay/Precis/Letter Writing

 

NABARD Development Assistant Hindi Syllabus

Prelims Syllabus Mains Syllabus
  • English Language
  • Professional Language (Hindi)
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Reasoning
  • Professional Knowledge (Hindi)
  • General Awareness
  • Computer Knowledge
  • Descriptive English → Essay/Precis/Letter Writing

 

 

Syllabus in detail

Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability General Awareness English Language Computer Knowledge
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Average
  • Time and Work
  • Speed, Distance, and Time
  • Mixture and Allegations
  • Stocks and Shares
  • Percentage
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Data Interpretation
  • Mensuration
  • Probability
  • Set Theory
  • Inequality
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Syllogism
  • Machine Input Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Circular Arrangement
  • Linear Arrangement
  • Floor Puzzle
  • Scheduling
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Ordering and Ranking
  • Arrangement and Pattern
  • Blood Relations
  • Direction and Distance
  • Topics like Agriculture & Rural Development, Soil & Water Conversation, Water Resources, Farm and Agri-Engineering, Plantation & Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Forestry, Agriculture Extensions, Ecology and Climate Change, Rural banking and financial institutions in India, Scenario of Indian Agriculture, Genetically Modified Crops, etc
  • Indian Financial System
  • Indian Banking System
  • Static GK
  • National Institution
  • Banking Terms
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Error Spotting
  • Comprehension
  • Passage Making
  • Jumble Words
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Sentence Framing
  • Languages
  • Basic Hardware and Software
  • History of Computers
  • Devices
  • Viruses and Hacking
  • MS Office
  • Networking
  • DBMS
  • Computer Fundamentals.
  • Operating System.
  • MS Excel – Spread Sheets.
  • Computer Software.
  • MS Word – Word Processing.
  • MS Power-Point – Presentation.

Hindi Syllabus

  • Antonyms
  • Translation of Sentences
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Plural Forms
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Synonyms
  • Comprehension
  • Error Detection
  • Phrases or Muhavare, etc

NABARD Development Assistant Selection Procedure

NABARD 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

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

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

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

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 Salary

Components 

Salary after 7th Pay Commission

Pay Scale 13150-750-15400-900-19000-1200-26200-1300-28800-1480-33240-1750-34990
Basic Pay INR 14,650/month
Allowances House Rent Allowances, Dearness Allowances, City Compensatory Allowance, Transport Allowance, and other allowances as admissible from time to time.
Monthly Gross Pay INR 32,000

 

NABARD Development Assistant Job Profile

Below is a detailed Job Description of a NABARD Development Assistant.

  1. Deal with the various policy-related issues of the State or Central Government and look after the Rural and agricultural development.
  2. Must implement ideas to increase membership counts to enhance the funds.
  3. Maintain and manage cordial relationships with the bank present and prospective donors of the bank.
  4. Take care of updating the donor database and instant solution to their queries.
  5. Work on major research analysis and collect all the important data on the existing customers.

NABARD Development Assistant Application Fee

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

NABARD Development Assistant Cut Off

Preliminary Exam 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

Preliminary Exam Sectional Cut Offs (Hindi)

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

Mains Sectional Cut Offs

Category Reasoning 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

 

Mains Sectional Cut Offs (Hindi)

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