NABARD Development Assistant Recruitment 2018

NABARD Development Assistant Recruitment 2018

NABARD Development Assistant Recruitment 2018

NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) released a Notification for the Recruitment of Development Assistant vacancies 2018.

Applications are invited from eligible Indian citizens for the post of Development Assistant in NABARD.

Interested and eligible candidates are advised to read the notification carefully before applying online.

The Online Application will be accepted till 12th September 2018.

NABARD Dev. Assistant 2018 - Important Dates:

Accepting Online Registration and Payment from 27 August 2018 to 12 September 2018

Last Date to apply Online: 12th September 2018

Phase-I (Preliminary) – Online Examination & Phase-II (Main) – Online Examination: September / October 2018.

Exact dates of examination would be announced separately on NABARD’s  website

NABARD Dev. Assistant 2018 - Number of Posts & Reservations

Total No of Vacancies: 70 (62 + 8 Backlog)

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 – 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/-.

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NABARD Dev. Assistant 2018 - Eligibility Criteria:

Age Limit

as of 1st August 2018, the candidates should be aged 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.

Check Official Notification for Age relaxation details. No cumulative age relaxation will be available to any candidate, save as provided above.


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).

NABARD Dev. Assistant 2018 - APPLICATION FEE

Payment of Fee online: from 27 August 2018 to 12 September 2018

Fee payable would be as under:

Category Application Fee Intimation Charges Total
For SC/ST/PWBD/EXS Rs. 50 Rs. 50
All Others Rs. 400 Rs. 50 Rs. 450

Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fee/intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate

NABARD Dev. Assistant 2018 - Scheme of Selection:

The selection process will involve two phases viz. Preliminary and Main Exam, both online, as under:

Phase I – Preliminary Examination (Online) Pattern

S.No Name of the Tests No of Qns Max Marks Duration
1 Test of English Language 40 40 Composite times of 60 Mins
2 Test of Numerical Ability 30 30
3 Test of Reasoning 30 30
Total 100 100  


Phase II – Main Exam (Online) Pattern

S.No Name of the Tests No of Qns Max Marks Duration
1 General Awareness (with special reference to agriculture, rural development, and banking) 40 40 Composite time of 90 MINUTES for Objective Tests and 30 MINUTES for Descriptive Test


2 Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
3 Test of Reasoning 30 30
Computer Knowledge 40 40
  Test of English Language (Descriptive) Essay, Precis, Report / Letter Writing 50
  Total   200  


The above tests except English will be available bilingually, i.e. in English and Hindi.

Preliminary Exam will be the Qualifying Nature.

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.

Final Selection:

Final selection will be on the basis of candidate’s performance in the online Main examination in the order of merit and biometric verification. The decision of the Bank in this regard will be final.

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