National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is an apex development financial institution in India. NABARD invites thousands of candidates every year who dream to join the Banking Sector. NABARD Recruitment drive is taking place to fill a total of 77 vacancies this year. The selection procedure for NABARD Development Assistants will consist of Prelims and Mains examinations. The examination for the post of Development Assistants will be held in September/ October.
The online application was closed on 12th September 2018.
NABARD Development Assistant Exam 2018 Eligibility Criteria:
Age (as on 01/08/2018):
Between 18 and 35 years.
Candidates born between 02-08-1983 and 01-08-2000 (both days inclusive) are eligible to apply.
There will be upper age relaxation for SC/ST/OBC, ex-servicemen, widows, PWBD etc
Educational Qualification (as on 01/08/2018):
Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Institutions with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate (pass class for SC/ST/PWBD candidates)
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NABARD Development Assistant 2018 Exam Pattern:
Both the prelims and mains examinations will be online. All questions will be of objective type. There will a descriptive section for the mains exam along with objective questions. The exam pattern is given below.
Prelims exam pattern
|Sections||Number of questions||Max marks||Duration|
Mains exam pattern
|Sections||Number of questions||Max marks||Duration
Composite time of 90 minutes
Keeping the exam pattern in mind, now let us look into the detailed syllabus under each topic to be prepared.
NABARD DA Prelims Exam 2018 Syllabus
|· Reading comprehension
· New pattern cloze test
· Phrase replacement
· Odd sentence out cum para jumbles
· Sentence completion
· Paragraph conclusion
· Phrasal verb related questions
· Error detection questions
· Word usage/ vocabulary based questions
|· Puzzles and seating arrangement
· Direction Sense
· Blood relation
· Order and ranking
· Coding – decoding
· Machine input – output
· Alphanumeric symbol series
· Alphabet related questions
|· Data interpretation
· Number series
· Approximation and simplification
· Data sufficiency
· Miscellaneous arithmetic problems
NABARD DA Mains Exam 2018 Syllabus
|English language (descriptive)||Essay, Precis, Report / Letter Writing|
| Puzzles & Seating Arrangements
Order and Ranking
| History and Generation of Computers
Introduction to Computer
Organization Computer Memory
Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
MS Office Suite and Shortcut keys
Basics of DBMS
Number System and Conversions
Computer and Network Security
Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)
Inequalities (Quadratic Equations, Quantity 1, Quantity 2)
Approximation and Simplification
Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems
(HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time,
Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)
General Awareness (with special reference to agriculture, rural development, and banking)
Rural Development and Banking
Govt. Schemes and Policies
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