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About NABARD DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) Development Assistant role stands at the forefront of rural development in India. NABARD, established in 1982, has been instrumental in transforming rural landscapes by providing financial and developmental support. The Development Assistant plays a pivotal role in implementing NABARD’s initiatives, ensuring the growth and sustainability of rural communities across the country.

NABARD: An Overview NABARD was established on July 12, 1982, with the merger of the Agricultural Credit Department (ACD) and Rural Planning and Credit Cell (RPCC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). It was created with the primary objective of fostering rural development through sustainable agriculture and allied activities. Serving as the apex institution for agricultural and rural development, NABARD’s functions include providing credit for agriculture and other economic activities in rural areas, promoting rural infrastructure, and supporting institutions involved in rural development.

NABARD DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT EXAM PATTERN

The main highlights of the NABARD Development Assistant Preliminary Examination are as follows:

  • Each individual question holds a
  • weightage of one mark.
  • The question paper will be provided in both Hindi and English languages.
  • Deduction of 0.25 marks will occur for each incorrect answer.
  • The time limit for preliminary examination is 60 minutes.
NABARD Development Assistant Prelims Exam Pattern 
Name of TestNo. of QuestionsNo. of Marks
English Language4040
Quantitative Aptitude3030
Reasoning Ability3030

NABARD Development Assistant Exam Pattern For Mains.

The main points that an aspirant has to keep in mind for the NABARD Development Assistant Mains Exam are listed below.

  • The objective test has a time duration of 90 minutes.
  • Additionally, there is a Descriptive Test for the English Language, which carries 50 marks and to solve them 30 minutes will be allotted.
  • Notably, a negative marking of 0.25 marks will be applied in the main examination.
NABARD Development Assistant Mains Exam Pattern 2023  
Name of TestNo. of QuestionsNo. of Marks
 Test of Reasoning3030
Quantitative Aptitude3030
General Awareness (with special  reference to agriculture, rural development, and banking)5050
Computer Knowledge4040
Test of English Language (Descriptive)Essay, Precis,Report / Letter Writing50

NABARD DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT SALARY STRUCTURE

Salary Components

Amount For Development Assistant (General)

Amount For Development Assistant (Hindi)

Basic Pay

13,150

13,150

Aditional Special Pay

265

265

DA

11,323

11,323

Transport Allowance

1000

1000

Grade Allowance

2200

2200

Others (Including HRA)

4,062

4,062

Total Monthly Pay

32,000 Rupees Per Month

32,000 Rupees Per Month

NABARD DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT AGE LIMIT & ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Age 

Educational Qualification 

Nationality 

  • Maximum Age: 35 Years 
  • Minimum Age: 21 Years 

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized Board.

Candidates must be citizens of India. 

Age Relaxation 

There are age relaxation facilities present for the reserved category candidates. The upper age relaxations are different for the candidates of different reserved categories. Check the full details in the below table. 

Categories 

Upper Age Relaxation 

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)

5 years (upto 40 years)

Other Backward cLasses (OBC)

3 Years (upto 38 years)

Ex-Servicemen 

To the extent of service rendered by them in armed forces plus an additional period of 3 years subject to a maximum of 50 years. 

Widows/ Women who are judicially separated/ divorced and not remarried 

10 Years 

Candidates who were ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir between 1st January 1980 and 31st December 1989. 

5 years 

Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWBD)

General 

10 Years 

OBC 

13 Years 

SC/ST

15 Years 

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