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NABARD Development Assistant 2018 Exam Notification

NABARD Development Assistant 2018 Notification

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has released the official notification for Recruitment for the post of Development Assistant – 2018. Overall, 62 vacancies has been announced for this post. Check NABARD Development Assistant 2018 notification details here.

NABARD Development Assistant 2018: Important Dates

  • Online Application Starts: 27th Aug 2018
  • Online Application Ends: 12th Sep 2018
  • Phase I (Preliminary) Online Exam: Sep/Oct 2018
  • Phase II (Mains) Online Exam: Sep/Oct 2018

*These are tentative dates.

NABARD Development Assistant 2018: Eligibility

  • Age (as on 01/08/2018): Between 18 and 35 years. Candidates born not earlier than 02-08-1983 and not later than 01-08-2000 (both days inclusive) are eligible to apply.
  • Education (as on 01/08/2018): Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognised University/Institutions with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate (pass class for SC/ST/PWBD candidates).

NABARD Development Assistant 2018: Exam Pattern

NABARD Phase I – Prelims Exam Pattern

Name of the Tests


No. of Questions

Max. Marks


Test of English Language 40 40 Composite of 1 Hours
Test of Numerical Ability 30 30
Test of Reasoning 30 30
Total 100


NABARD Phase II – Mains Exam Pattern

Name of the Tests

No. of Questions

Max. Marks


Test of Reasoning 30 30 Composite time of 90 minutes for Objective Tests and 30 minutes for Descriptive Test
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
General Awareness (with special reference to agriculture, rural development and banking) 50 50
Computer Knowledge 40 40
Test of English Language (Descriptive) Essay/Precis, Report/Letter Writing 50


Negative Marking: There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests in both the phases. 1/4th mark will be deducted as penalty for each wrong answer.

NABARD Assistant Exam: Application Fee

Category of Applicants

Application Fee

Intimation Charges


General 400 50 450


NABARD Assistant Exam 2018: How to Apply

NABARD Development Assistant Salary and Career Prospects

  • Pay Scale: Selected Candidates will draw a starting basic pay of Rs. 14,650/- per month (including two advance increments) in the scale of Rs. 13150 -750 -15400 – 900 -19000 -1200-26200 -1300-28800-1480-33240 -1750 -34990 (20 years) and other allowances, viz. Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, Transport Allowance etc., as admissible from time to time. At present, initial monthly Gross emoluments for Development Assistants is approximately Rs.31,000/-.
  • Perquisites: The available perquisites include NABARD’s residential accommodation subject to availability, reimbursement of petrol for vehicle for official purpose, Newspaper, Brief Case, Book Grant, Allowance for furnishing of residence, etc., as per eligibility, dispensary facility besides reimbursement of medical expenses for OPD treatment/hospitalization as per eligibility; Interest free Festival Advance, Leave Travel Concession (once in two years for self, spouse and eligible dependents). Loans and Advances at concessional rates of interest for Housing, Car, Education, Consumer Articles, Personal Computer, etc. The candidates selected for the post will be governed by the “defined Contribution to New Pension Scheme (NPS)”, in addition to the benefit of Gratuity and Optional Group Term Insurance Plan.
  • There are reasonable prospects for promotion to higher grades.
  • Selected candidates will be initially posted in NABARD’s Head Office/Regional office/TE for which they have applied. However, they are liable to be transferred anywhere in India.

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