Nabard Development Assistant Exam 2019

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has released a newspaper ad announcing the NABARD Development Assistant Recruitment 2019. In the official notice a total of 91 vacancies for the post of Development Assistant (General & Hindi) have been announced. NABARD is one of the premier Banking Institutes of India. Thousands of aspirants eagerly wait for the released of NABARD Assistant Recruitment Notification every year. This is a great opportunity for all the Banking Aspirants who aspire to join an elite National Banking Institution like NABARD. Candidates who get selected for the post of NABARD Development Assistant secure a very bright future for themselves. Now lets look at all the important details like Important Dates, Selection process, eligibility, application fees, Salary and Pay scale, etc which will be given in the detailed NABARD Development Assistant Notification to be released soon.

NABARD Development Assistant Recruitment 2019 – Important Dates

1 Online Application Registration From 14th September 2019 to 2nd October 2019
2 Payment of Online Fees/ Intimation Charges. From 14th September 2019 to 2nd October 2019
3 Phase-I (Preliminary) – Online Examination We will Notify soon
4 Phase-II (Main) – Online Examination We will Notify soon

NABARD Development Assistant 2019 – Vacancy

The Newspaper Notice released by NABARD has the following details about the Vacancies for the post of NABARD Development Assistant.

Post Name No. of Vacancies
NABARD Development Assistant 82
NABARD Development Assistant (Hindi) 9

More details would be updated here after the release of the detailed NABARD Development Assistant Notification.

NABARD Development Assistant 2019 – Eligibility


A candidate who wishes to apply for Nabard Development Assistant 2019 Exam should possess the required educational qualification. A candidate applying for Nabard Development Assistant 2019 Exam should possess a Graduate degree with 50% marks.

Eligibility Criteria Development Assistant
Nationality Indian
Age (as on 01.08.2019) 18-35 years
Educational Qualification (as on 01.01.2019) Graduate (minimum aggregate 50% marks)
Computer Skills Yes


Apart from the educational criteria, a candidate applying for Nabard Development Assistant 2019 Exam will also have to follow a set age criteria. According to this, a candidate should be within 18-35 years of age,as on 1st September 2019.


All the candidates are required to follow a certain eligibility criteria while applying for Nabard Development Assistant Exam. Nabard also offers a provision of age relaxation for some of the categories. This relaxation is applicable on the upper age limit of the candidates of certain categories. The details are mentioned below:

Sr. No Category Relaxation in Age
(i) Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe By 5 years, i.e. up to 40 years
(ii) Other Backward Classes (OBC) By 3 years, i.e. up to 38 years
(iii) Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWBD) By 10 years (GEN), 13 years (OBC) & 15 years (SC/ST)
(iv) Ex – Servicemen To the extent of service rendered by them in Armed Forces plus an additional period of 3 years subject to maximum of 50 years
(v) Widows/divorced women/ women judicially separated who are not remarried By 10 years
(vi) Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir between 1st January, 1980 and 31st December, 1989 By 5 years

NABARD Development Assistant Recruitment 2019 – Monthly Income

The Gross Monthly Income for the post of NABARD Development Assistant would be ₹32,000/- (per month)

NABARD Development Assistant Recruitment 2019 – Application Fees

  • General Category – ₹400 (+ ₹50 Intimation Charges)
  • Reserved Categories – ₹50 (Intimation Charges)

NABARD Development Assistant Recruitment 2019 – Selection Process

The Selection process for NABARD Development Assistant Recruitment will have 2 Phases -:

Phase 1 – Preliminary Exam  (Online Objective Test)

Phase 2 – Main Exam (Online Objective + Descriptive Test)


Before you start your exam preparation, an important information that you need to know is about the marking scheme. As the advertisement for Nabard Development Assistant has been released, it will be extremely necessary to know about the marking scheme of all the tests. All the tests in Nabard Development Assistant Prelims & Mains will be marked in a similar manner.

  • All questions in Nabard Development Assistant Prelims & Mains will carry 1 mark each.
  • There will be negative marking for each incorrect attempt.
  • 1/4th marks allotted to the question will be deducted as penalty.

NABARD Development Assistant Syllabus

NABARD Development Assistant will have five tests of English Language, Reasoning & Numerical Ability, General Awareness & Computer Knowledge. Candidates should note down the complete syllabus of all three subjects. Refer to the complete syllabus here:

Quantitative Aptitude
  • 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
Reasoning Ability
  • 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
General Awareness
  • Current Affairs
  • Indian Financial System
  • Indian Banking System
  • Monetary Plans
  • National Institution
  • Banking Terms
English Language
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Error Spotting
  • Comprehension
  • Passage Making
  • Jumble Words
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Sentence Framing
Computer Knowledge
  • Languages
  • Basic Hardware and Software
  • History of Computers
  • Devices
  • Viruses and Hacking
  • MS Office
  • Networking
  • DBMS


The first phase of the Nabard Development Assistant Exam will be the Preliminary Examination. This phase will consist of three tests: English Language, Numerical Ability & Reasoning. There will be a total of 100 questions carrying 100 marks and there will be a composite timing of 1 hour. All the questions will carry 1 mark each and will consist of negative marking of 1/4th marks.

Part Subjects Mode of Language
1 English Language English
2 Logical Reasoning English
3  Numerical Ability English
4 General Awareness English


The second phase of the Nabard Development Assistant Exam 2019 will be the Main Examination. It will consist of four objective type tests of Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Reasoning & Computer Knowledge  and one descriptive test of English Language. The duration available for the Mains will be composite time of 90 minutes and 30 minutes for the Englisg descriptive test. The question will again carry 1 mark each with a negative marking of 1/4th marks.

S.No. Name of the test No. of questions Marks Duration
1 Test of Reasoning 30 30 Composite time of 90 minutes for Objective Tests and 30 minutes for Descriptive Test
2 Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
3 General Awareness (with special reference to agriculture, rural development and banking) 50 50
4 Computer Knowledge 40 40
5 Test of English Language (Descriptive) Essay/Precis/Report/letter writing 50
  Total 200 200


Nabard Development Assistant is an important examination and therefore you need to plan a good preparation strategy. For an important exam you should be well aware of the important exam details first. Once you know those, all depends on you. You should be focused and determined enough to crack the exam. Also make sure that you do not lose your focus. Follow a few simple steps and achieve success in the Nabard Development Assistant Exam:

  • Get hold of the exam pattern and the syllabus.
  • Collect some good books to refer along with the online resources.
  • Segregate the important & less important topics.
  • Plan your strategy accordingly.
  • Define your weaker and stronger areas and accordingly divide your time.
  • Devote time to enough online practice.
  • Take small breaks.
  • Stay optimistic


Nabard Development Assistant is a Group-B post and contributes in various ways to the organization’s development. Nabard as an organization works in the direction of rural development and upliftment of those who are residing in the rural areas. Some common duties and responsibilities of a Nabard Development Assistant are:

  • Dealing with the policy matters of Nabard.
  • Working towards bringing in funds.
  • Managing and updating the database.
  • Conducting research.


See details of previous year cut-offs for Nabard Development Assistant

State/Union Territory SC ST OBC UR PWD EXs
Andaman & Nicobar 132.25  
Andhra Pradesh – Telangana 123.00   128.75 131.25   128.50
Arunachal Pradesh       127.25    
Bihar 130.50   131.00 138.00   110.75
Chhattisgarh   126.50   138.50   120.50
 Gujarat       129.50   %
Head Office Mumbai 125.50 112.75 130.75 132.00 125.25 118.00
Himanchal Pradesh       130.50    
Jammu & Kashmir       138.00    
Jharkhand   117.50   130.50   116.50
Karnataka 121.50   121.25 126.25 121.00 97.00
Madhya Pradesh 126.00 115.75   136.00   118.50
Manipur       134.75    
Meghalaya       116.50    
Mizoram       122.50    
Nagaland       133.50    
New Delhi 118.25     136.00    
Odisha 120.00 107.25   133.50   119.00
Rajasthan 116.00   134.25 137.00   120.00
Tamil Nadu     129.75 131.00   103.50
Tripura       117.50    
Uttarakhand       143.00    
Uttar Pradesh 126.75   128.75 144.75   109.50


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