NABARD Development Assistant Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme 2022

By Reena Pal | Updated on: Dec 06, 2022

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NABARD Development Assistant Exam Pattern 2022

 NABARD DA Exam 2022

As per the NABARD Development Assistant 2022 official notification, NABARD Development Assistant/Development Assistant (Hindi)  exam will be held in online mode and will consist of three phases: Prelims, Mains and Language Proficiency Test. 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. Moreover, the Prelims exam for the post of Developmet Assistant/Development Assistant (Hindi) will be a screening test.

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 2022 will be 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. 

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  

Language Proficiency Test (LPT) 

The candidates who qualify NABARD Development Assistant Prelims and Mains exam will be called for the Language Proficiency Test. The LPT will be conducted after the declaration of the NABARD Development Assistant Mains exam at the Regional Office of the concerned State. The LPT will be qualifying in nature. However, the candidates who fail to qualify the LPT will not be considered for appointment as Development Assistant at NABARD.

Please note that the candidates who have passed the Standard 10 and 12 with the concerned language as one of the subjects will not be required to take the Language Proficiency Test. However, they will have to submit a valid proof of the same i.e marksheet for class 10/12 with the specified Language as subject.

The list of languages for the LPT of concerned states is given in the table below.

StatesExam centres
Andhra Pradesh Telugu
Assam Assamese
Bihar Hindi
Chhattisgarh Hindi
Goa Konkani
Gujarat Gujarati
Haryana Hindi
Karnataka Kannada
Madhya Pradesh Hindi
Maharashtra Marathi
Manipur Imphal.
Nagaland English
New Delhi Hindi
Odisha Oriya
Punjab Punjabi
Rajasthan Hindi
Tamil Nadu Tamil
Telangana Telugu
Uttar Pradesh Hindi
Uttarakhand Hindi
West Bengal Bengali

NABARD Development Assistant Marking Scheme

The NABARD Development Assistant Prelims and Mains exam will carry negative marking for every wrong answer that you attempt. 1/4th marks will be deducted for each wrong answer in both the phases. Take a look at the table below for more details on the NAbARD Development Assistant marking scheme below.

NABARD Development Assistant Marking Scheme

NABARD Development Assistant Marking SchemeMarks deductions
For correct answers 1 mark
For wrong answers 1/4 marks
For not attempted 0 (no marks)

NABARD Development Assistant Exam Language

The NABARD Development Assistant exam will be conducted through online mode. Furthermore, all the questions in the NABARD Development Assistant Prelims and Mains exam, except the English/Hindi Language section can be attempted in English and Hindi. 

Selection Process

  • For final selection, the merit list will be prepared State wise.
  • The NABARD Development Assistant Prelims exam will be qualifying in nature. Therefore, the marks obtained in the Prelims exam will not be considered for making the final merit list.
  • The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in the Mains examination (Objective + Descriptive).

Resolution of Tie Cases

In cases where more than one candidate secure the equal aggregate marks, tie will be resolved by applying the following methods one after another :

    • a) Higher educational qualification
    • b) In case there is a tie in qualification, higher marks secured in graduation
    • c) In case of tie marks in graduation, higher age will be given preference.

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FAQs

For NABARD Development Assistant, you need to cover overall 3 sections namely - English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning. On the other hand, for Development Assistant (Hindi), you will be assessed on the basis of 3 subjects- English Language, Professional Language (Hindi) and Reasoning.
Yes, the NABARD Development Assistant exam carries a negative marking of 1/4th marks for every wrong answer.
No, there will be no sectional timing in the NABARD Development Assistant exam. You will be given a composite time of 60 minutes to solve the paper.
The NABARD Development Assistant exam will be conducted in three stages- Prelims, Mains and Language Proficiency Test.
For NABARD Development Assistant, the final merit list will be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in the Mains exam.

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