Nabard Development Assistant Exam Pattern

NABARD Development Assistant Exam Pattern 2021

NABARD Development Assistant/Development Assistant (Hindi)  exam 2021 will be held in online mode and will consist of two phases: Prelims & Mains. NABARD Development Assistant/Development Assistant (Hindi) Prelims will be an online objective test with multiple choice questions whereas NABARD Development Assistant/Development Assistant (Hindi) Mains will be objective + descriptive. 

NABARD Development Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern

The first phase of NABARD Development Assistant is Prelims. Since NABARD Development Assistant recruitment consists of two different posts- Development Assistant and Development Assistant (Hindi) so the first phase, Prelims, is different for different posts. It consists of three sections - English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning for Development Assistant. For Development Assistant(Hindi) Numerical Ability is replaced with the test of Professional Knowledge (Hindi). There will be 100 questions of 100 marks with a composite timing of 1 hour. The penalty of 1/4th or 0.25 marks will be there for every wrong answer.

NABARD Development Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern

Sr. No.Name of the TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1. English Language 40 40 Composite time of 60 minutes
2. Numerical Ability 30 30
3. Reasoning 30 30
Total 100 100  

NABARD Development Assistant (Hindi) Prelims Exam Pattern

Sr. No.Name of the TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1. English Language 40 40 Composite time of 60 minutes
2. Professional Knowledge (Hindi) 30 30
3. Reasoning 30 30
Total 100 100  

NABARD Development Assistant Mains Exam Pattern

The second phase of the NABARD Development Assistant/Development Assistant (Hindi) exam 2021 is Mains. It consists of four sections- Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Reasoning and Computer Knowledge and one descriptive test of English Language. The exam pattern of NABARD Development Assistant and NABARD Development Assistant (Hindi) Mains is more or less the same but the Quantitative Aptitude section is again replaced with Test of Professional Knowledge (Hindi) in NABARD Development Assistant (Hindi). The duration for the Mains will be 90 minutes for the objective test and 30 minutes for the English descriptive test. There is a negative marking of 1/4th marks for a wrong answer.

NABARD Development Assistant Mains Exam Pattern

Sr. No.Name of the TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1. 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. English Language (Descriptive) Essay, Precis writing, Report / Letter Writing 50
Total 200  

NABARD Development Assistant (Hindi) Mains Exam Pattern

Sr. No.Name of the TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1. Reasoning 20 20 Composite time of 90 minutes for Objective Tests and 30 minutes for Descriptive Test
2. Professional Knowledge (Hindi) 50 50
3. General Awareness (with special reference to agriculture, rural development and banking) 40 40
4. Computer Knowledge 40 40
5. English Language (Descriptive) Essay, Precis writing, Report / Letter Writing 50
Total 200  

NABARD Development Assistant Exam Pattern

A language proficiency test will also be taken at the regional office of the concerned State after the declaration of the NABARD Development Assistant/Development Assistant (Hindi) Mains result. If you fail the proficiency test you will not be given an offer letter.

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