NABARD Development Assistant: FAQS & Apply Online

| Updated On November 28th, 2019 at 04:19 pm

NABARD has released the official notification for Development Assistant 2019. Interested candidates can apply on the official notification of NABARD. Online application is open from 14th September to 2nd October 2019. National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD) conducts examination every year for Development Assistant in hindi and english and recruit candidates in various regional areas. NABARD’S main objective is to help elevation of agriculture & non farm sectors by increasing the credit flow. The task for Development Assistant of NABARD includes a variety of tasks ranging from institutional to agriculture. The prelims examination is scheduled to be held on 20th october 2019 whereas the date of mains examination is not yet announced. We have come up with everything you need to know about NABARD Development Asssistant examination.

Candidates who are willing and eligible to attempt NABARD Development Assistant can check the official notification here.

About Course:

"Did you Know? In this pack you will get All new content we launch in the next 1 months"

This is the most recommended and NRA-CET ready Pack!
Use Code 'DREAM' to avail at the best price today

This package Includes IBPS PO Study Material -  Subscribe Now

About Bank Mahapack
If you are preparing for more than 1 Banking & Insurance exams then this is the pack we recommend you buy.

It is most cost-effective and you get access to 100% digital content for Bank & Insurance exams on Adda247.

Banking & Insurance Exams Covered in this Pack

Additionally, you can crack any private bank job exam with content in this pack.


Bank & Insurance Mahapack Highlights 

  • Structured course content
  • Recorded classes available if you miss any live class
  • Previous Years’ Papers of all upcoming exams.
  • Full Length Mocks based on the latest pattern with detailed solutions (video solutions for certain topics)
  • Topic level knowledge tests
  • Strategy sessions, time management & Preparation tips from the experts


Validity: 1 Month

Bank Maha Pack
  1. Unlimited Live Classes & Recorded Video Courses
  2. Unlimited Tests and eBooks
  3. 1 Lakh+ Selections
  1. 15 Months
  2. 9 Months
  3. 3 Months
  4. 27 Months
  5. 1 Month
8449 563/month

Official Notification of NABARD Development Assistant 2019


FAQs for NABARD Development Assistant 2019


QUESTION: What are the important dates related to NABARD Development Assistant 2019?

Candidates aspiring to enter NABARD can now start registering them on the official website. Here are some important dates of opening and closing the examination:

Events Dates
Start of Application  14th of September 2019
Last date of Application 2nd of October
Prelims examination 20th of October
Mains examination Yet to be announced

QUESTION: What are the total number of vacancies in NABARD Development Assistant examination 2019? 

There are a total of 82 vacancies for Development Assistant and 9 vacancies for Development Assistant (Hindi).

The total category wise vacancies of Development Assistant for 2019 are: There are a total of 82 vacancies for the post of development assistant in NABARD this year.

Category Number of Seats
General 52
SC 12
ST 6
OBC 10

The total category wise vacancies of Development Assistant for 2019 are:

Category Number of Seats
General 5
SC 2
ST 1
Total 9

QUESTION: What are the state-wise vacancy for the post of Development Assistant of NABARD 2019?

The state wise vacancies are as follows:

Andhra pradesh 2
Arunachal Pradesh 1
Bihar 2
Chattisgarh 5
Gujarat 4
Haryana 4
Himachal Pradesh 2
Jammu and Kashmir 3
jharkhand 4
Karnataka 2
Kerala 1
Madhya Pradesh 5
Maharashtra 20
Manipur 1
Meghalaya 1
New Delhi 1
Odisha 4
Punjab 2
Rajasthan 2
Sikkim 1
Tamil Nadu 2
Telangana 3
Uttar Pradesh 4
Uttrakhand 6


QUESTION: What is the exam pattern for the post of Development Assistant NABARD 2019?

The pattern of NABARD Development Assistant exam 2019 is not very different from other bank examinations but the section of english carries more marks in comparison to other sections. The mode of examination is online. Here is the pattern of its prelims and mains stage.

Development Assistant 

Preliminary Examination

Preliminary stage is objective in nature and carries a total of 100 marks and 60 minutes time duration.

Sr. No. Subject No. of Questions Maximun marks Duration
1. Qunatitative Aptitude 30 30  
2. Reasoning Ability 30 30  
3. English Language 40 40  
  Total 100 100 60 minutes


Mains examination

Mains examination of NABARD Development Assistant consist of 5 subjects and is objective in nature. It carries 200 marks in total.

Sr. No. Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. Quantitative Aptitude 30 30  
2. Reasoning Ability 30 30  
3. General Awareness 50 50  
4. Computer Knowledge 40 40  
5. English Language Essay, precis writing, Report/ Letter writing  50 30 minutes
  Total   200 120 minutes


Development Assistant (Hindi)

Prelims Examination

Preliminary Examination is conducted online and is objective in nature. The pattern is as follow:

Sr.No. Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. Reasoning Ability 30 30  
2. Hindi Knowledge (Professional) 30 30  
3. English Language 40 40  
  Total 100 100 60 minutes


Mains Examination

Mains examination is also conducted online and is objective in nature except the english language section which is descriptive in nature. It is total of 120 minutes duartion out of which 90 minutes are fixed for objective paper and 30 minutes are fixed for descriptive paper of english language. The pattern is as follows:

Sr.No. Subjects No. of questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. Reasoning Ability 20 20  
2. Hindi Knowledge (Professional) 50 50  
3. General Awareness 40 40  
4. Computer Knowledge 40 40  
5. English Language Essay, Precis writing, Letter/Report writing 50 30 minutes
  Total  100 100 120 minutes


QUESTION: What is the age criteria for Nabard Development Assistant post 2019?

The age of the candidates for the post of NABARD Development Assistant 2019 will be calculated by 01/09/2019.

Category Minimum age limit Maximum age limit
General 18 years 35 years
SC/ST 18 years 40 years
OBC 18 years 38 years
PWBD 18 years  45(gen); 48(OBC) &50(SC/ST) years
EX-Servicemen 18 years 50 years
Widows/ divorced/ separated women 18 years 45 years
J & K Migrant 18 years 40 years


QUESTION: What is the educational qualification for NABARD Development Assistant 2019?

Development Asssistant 2019

A candidate requires a Bachelor’s degree in any disclipline with aggregate of 50% of marks. The result of the candidate should have declared before 01.09.2019. Passing marks 40% is set for the reserved category (SC/ST/OBC/PWBD). 

Development Assistant 2019

A candidate require Hindi or English as a elective subject or main subject in graduation with minimum of 50% of aggregate marks. There is a relexation in marks for SC/ST/OBC/PWBD. There aggregate is fixed at passing marks.

QUESTION: What is the application fees of NABARD Development Assistant 2019?

The application fees for this examination is given below:

Category Application fees Intimation charges Total fees
General/OBC Rs. 400 Rs. 50 Rs. 450
SC/ST/PWBD/EXS Rs. 50 Rs. 50


QUESTION: What is the salary for the post of Development Assistant in NABARD 2019?

At present, the Development Assistant in NABARD 2019 draws a salary of Rs. 32,000 with other allowances. The basic pay is equivalent to Rs. 14,650 per month plus travel, home, etc allowances. 

QUESTION: What is the criteria of final selection in NABARD Development Assistant 2019?

Candidate must fulfill all the qualifications and age criteria. In addition to this, marks of mains examination is only taken for the merit list. The preliminary examination is just a qualifying stage. 

QUESTION: Is there any interview stage for the post of Development Assistant in NABARD?


There is no interview for the post of Development Assistant in NABARD. The merit list is made according to the mains marks of candidates.

You may also like to read: