NABARD Bank Development Assistant Syllabus 2016 Exam Pattern

NABARD Bank Development Assistant Syllabus 2016. National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) is a specialized development bank in India that is actively working for the sustainable & equitable agriculture and rural prosperity through credit support & other innovative initiatives. Some vacancies are there for Development Assistant/ Development Assistant (Hindi) posts. To fill these career openings, bank has planned to conduct examinations at different levels. Interested graduates are requested to submit applications for this recruitment through online mode, for any one state vacancy. Now the initial screening examination has over and the second stage of test is going to be organized next month. To help those shortlisted aspirants, we have provided the exam pattern and syllabus in below section.

Bank National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD)
Exam Name Development Assistant Exam
Material Development Assistant Syllabus
Exam Type Objective/ Descriptive

Details of NABARD Development Assistant Exam

Every year this bank conducts recruitment, to meet the increasing need of employees due to workload. Now NABARD prefers to hire Indian citizens having knowledge in Computer operations for the Development Assistant vacancies in its branches. Persons who had applied for Development Assistant (Hindi) posts must have studied Hindi/ English as a medium of instruction or compulsory subject. Also candidates who are not more than 35 years will only be considered for this recruitment.

Online exams are going to be conducted for these positions as a Screening/ Preliminary Exam and Main Exam. First eligible applicants will get an opportunity to appear in Preliminary exam. Then based on this exam results, individuals would be shortlisted for Main Examination. The pattern and syllabus differs based on job as listed below. Total indicated vacancies are 85, but it is provisional.

NABARD Bank Development Assistant Exam Pattern

Preliminary examination

In Preliminary examination objective type questions would be asked from topics like English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning. This exam will be conducted for a duration of 1 hour and the total marks is 100 (each question carries 1 mark). For Development Assistant (Hindi) posts, instead of Numerical Ability NABARD will ask Professional Knowledge questions. Except English subject, all other questions will be in English and Hindi.

No. Topics No. of Questions Time
1. English Language 40 1 hour
2. Numerical Ability


Professional Knowledge (only for Development Assistant-Hindi posts)

3. Reasoning 30
Total 100

Main Examination

It will consist of questions on objective and descriptive manner. The subjects from which question will come are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude (Professional Knowledge questions for Development Assistant-Hindi), General Awareness, Computer Knowledge and English Language. The time allotted for this examination is 90 minutes for objective and about 30 minutes for descriptive type questions. The maximum mark for which exam will be conducted is 200. For each wrong answer, authorities correcting exam paper will reduce marks in a manner of ¼.

No. Subjects Questions/ Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 30 Qns 120 minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude


Professional Knowledge (Hindi) – for Development Assistant (H) jobs

30 Qns
3. General Awareness 50 Qns
4. Computer Knowledge 40 Qns
5. English Language (descriptive) 50 marks
Total 200 marks

NABARD Development Assistant Exam Syllabus 2016

NABARD Bank Development Assistant Syllabus is provided under this section. The preliminary exams will be conducted on Computer at various centres in India. But the main examination will be most probably conducted on one place. Keep one ball point pen while coming for these exams, along with admit card and id proof. No TA/ DA will be paid for participating in exams.

  1. English Language Syllabus
  • Grammatical errors
  • Vocabulary
  • Sentence Completion
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Comprehension, etc.
  1. Reasoning Syllabus
  • Number Series
  • Alphabet Series
  • Directions
  • Number Ranking
  • Arrangements
  • Blood Relation
  • Coding-Decoding, etc.
  1. Numerical Ability Syllabus
  • Number System
  • Percentages
  • Decimal & Fractions
  • Profit & Loss
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Average
  • Data Interpretation
  • Problems on Ages, etc.
  1. General Awareness Syllabus
  • Awards & Honours
  • Books & Authors
  • Banking Awareness
  • Sports & Culture
  • Countries & Capitals
  • Science & Discoveries
  • National & International current affairs, etc.
  1. Syllabus for Computer Knowledge
  • MS Word, MS Excel and MS Power Point
  • Operating System
  • Computer Software
  • Internet, etc.
  1. Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude
  • Computation
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Interpretation of tables & graphs
  • Profit & Loss, etc.
  1. Syllabus for English Language (Descriptive Type)
  • Essay Writing
  • Letter Writing
  • Precis Writing
  1. Professional Knowledge Syllabus

About 30 questions would be asked from this section, to check the professional knowledge (Hindi) of contestants. Questions will be of objective type and multiple answer options will be there.

On the basis of marks in main examination final selection would be done. Original certificates should be produced for verification at the time of appointment.

Official Syllabus

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Examination Schedule

  • Final date for registering through online mode: 20-09-2016
  • Preliminary Examination date: 10-11-2016
  • Main Examination date: 08-12-2016.

Note: Prepare well for the exam by making use of the syllabus information given above. For more details/ guidelines, refer the NABARD Bank Development Assistant Syllabus pdf given in this section.

Updated: 28-11-2016 — 7:44 am
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