About Exam

Applications are invited from eligible Indian citizens for the post of Development Assistant/ Development Assistant (Hindi) in National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).


Important Dates

Website Link Open – Online Registration and Payment of Online Fees/Intimation Charges14 September 2019 to 02 October 2019
Phase-I (Preliminary) – Online Examination20 October 2019
Phase-II (Main) – Online ExaminationExact date of examination would be announced separately on NABARD’s website

Age Limit

Age (as on 01/09/2019): Between 18 and 35 years. Candidates born not earlier than 02-09-1984 and not later than 01-09-2001 (both days inclusive) are eligible to apply.

Education Qualification (as on 01/09/2019)

(A) Development Assistant

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWBD and Ex-Servicemen candidates) in aggregate or possess equivalent qualification from a recognised University / Institution incorporated by an Act of Central or State Legislature in India or any other Educational Institution established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as University under Section-3 of UGC Act, 1956.

(B) Development Assistant (Hindi)

  1. Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised 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.

Preliminary Examination (Online)

Name of Tests(Objective)No of QuestionsMax MarksDuration
Test of English Language4040Composite time of 60 minutes
Test of Numerical Ability3030Composite time of 60 minutes
Test of Reasoning3030Composite time of 60 minutes

The preliminary and main online tests except  English/Hindi language will be available bilingually, i.e. in English and Hindi.

Language Proficiency Test

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.

Main Examination (Online)

Name of TestsNo of QuestionsMax Marks
Test of Reasoning3030
Quantitative Aptitude3030
General Awareness (with special reference to agriculture, rural development and banking)5050
Computer Knowledge4040
Test of English Language (Descriptive)Essay, Precis writing, Report / Letter Writing50

Duration: Composite time of 90 minutes for Objective Tests and 30 minutes for Descriptive Test


Candidates to visit the NABARD’s website– career notices and click on the option “APPLY ONLINE

Category of Applicants Application Fee Intimation Charges, etc. Total Fee
For SC/ST/PWBD/EXS Rs. 50 Rs. 50
All others Rs. 400 Rs. 50 Rs. 450