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NABARD Admit Card 2017 for Grade A and B Prelims

NABARD Admit Card 2017 for Grade A and B Prelims – Download NABARD Hall ticket for prelims examination

NABARD Admit Card 2017 for Grade A and B Prelims

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development  released the NABARD Admit Card for Grade A and B Prelims 2017.The NABARD Recruitment will take place for 17 vacancies for the posts of Manager (Grade B) and 91 vacancies for Assistant Manager (Grade A).

NABARD Grade A and B Exam Dates:

The NABARD Grade A Prelims will be held on 5th August 2017 & NABARD Grade B Prelims on 6th August 2017

NABARD Grade A and B Selection Process:

This exam consists of three phases namely:

  • Phase I: Preliminary Exam – Online Objective type
  • Phase II: Main Exam – Online objective type and online descriptive type
  • Phase III: Interview

NABARD Exam Pattern for Prelims 2017

The pattern of NABARD grade A and grade B exam is same for Prelims exam.

Sections Total Marks
English 40
Reasoning 20
Quantitative
Aptitude
20
General
Awareness
20
Computer 20
Economic and
Social Issues
40
Agriculture and
Rural Development
40
Total 200
  • The prelims exam will be of qualifying nature.
  • The total duration of the test will be 2 hours or 120 minutes.
  • There will be sectional and overall cut off marks.
  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

How to Download NABARD Admit Card 2017 for Grade A and B Prelims?

Please follow the below steps in order to obtain your admit card from the official website. Alternatively, you may download it from the direct link provided below.

  • Visit the NABARD official website.
  • Click on the ‘Career Notices’ Section.
  • There you will find direct link to download call letter for NABARD Grade A and B prelims 2017.
  • Candidates can login using their Registration No / Roll No and Password / DOB(DD-MM-YY)
  • Verify all the information in the admit card.
  • Also, read the instructions carefully and keep all the documents ready which needs to be carried on the exam day.
  • Take a printout of the NABARD Grade A and B Admit Card 2017 for future reference.

Download the NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Call Letter

Download the NABARD Grade B Prelims Exam Call Letter

 

Stay tuned for more updates on NABARD Grade A and B 2017.

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NABARD Assistant Manager Recruitment 2017 - Online Applications for 108 Posts

NABARD Recruitment 2017 invites applications for the recruitment of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) in National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). Eligible and Interested candidates may apply online before or on 10th July 2017.

Name of the Posts: Assistant Manager (Grade-A)

Total Number of Vacancies: 108

Mode of Registration of Application: Online

Mode of Examination: Online

Minimum Educational Qualification: The Candidates must have to be passed Graduation with 50% in relevant discipline from a recognized university/ Board / Institutions.

Age Limit(As on 01-06- 2017): 21 to 30 years, there is a age relaxations of 3 years for OBC category candidates and 5 years for SC and ST category candidates..

Mode of Selection: The candidates will be selected on the basis of  Online Prelims Examination, Online Mains Examination and Interview.

NABARD Assistant Manager Phase I – Preliminary Examination (Online Exam)- Objective Test(MCQ Type):

Sr. No.

Name of the Subject

No. of Questions

No. of Marks

Composite Time Duration

1.

Test of Reasoning

20

20

120 Minutes

2.

English Language

40

40

3.

Computer

20

20

4.

General Awareness

20

20

5.

Quantitative Aptitude

20

20

6.

Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India

40

40

7.

Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)

40

40

Total

200

200

 Notes:

  1. Question paper will be of Objective Multiple choice type. Questions will be set in Hindi and English except Part-III.
  2. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the question.

NABARD Assistant Manager Phase II – Mains Examination (Online Exam)- Objective Test(MCQ Type) and Descriptive Test:

Paper-I  - General English: (Descriptive - online through key board)

The paper will have descriptive questions carrying 100 marks.

Time Duration: 1 ½ hrs

The analytical and drafting abilities of the candidate shall be assessed through this Descriptive Paper on General English comprising essay writing, comprehension, report writing, paragraph writing & letter writing.

Paper–II (MCQ):

 i) for the post of General Assistant Manager- Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)

ii) for the rest posts : Paper on related discipline Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Marks

NABARD Assistant Manager Phase III – Interview Examination:

Those Candidates who qualifying in the Mains Examination and securing sufficiently high rank in merit shall be short-listed for interview.Marks for Interview : 25 Marks

NABARD Assistant Manager Important Dates:

Commencement of on-line registration of application  - 19/06/2017

Closure of registration of application- 10/07/2017

Closure for editing application details- 10/07/2017

Last date for printing your application- 25/07/2017

Online Fee Payment-19/06/2017 to 10/07/2017

Prelims Examination Date: Tentatively in the month of August 2017

Application Fee(Non-Refundable):

Category of applicant

Application Fee

Intimation charges etc.

Total

For SC/ ST/ PWD

NIL

Rs.150/-

Rs.150/-

For all others

Rs.650/-

Rs.150/-

Rs.800/-

Staff @

NIL

NIL

NIL

Important Links:

Sr. No.

Activities

Links

1.

Official Website

Click Here

2.

Official Advertisement

Click here

3.

Apply Online

Click here

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NABARD Development Assistant Mains Exam Analysis : 8th December 2016

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NABARD Development Assistant Mains examination 2016 was scheduled to be conducted on 8th of December 2016. In this article, we bring you the analysis of NABARD Development Assistant Mains examination 2016 held on 8th of December 2016:

NABARD Development Assistant Mains: Exam Pattern

Before going to the NABARD Development Assistant Mains, let us take a look at the pattern:

Sections Number of questions Maximum Marks
Reasoning 30 30
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
General Awareness 50 50
Computer Knowledge 40 40
English (Descriptive paper) Essay writing, Letter/ Reports, 50

NABARD Development Assistant Mains Exam Analysis– 8th December 2016 : Overall Analysis

The overall level of difficulty of NABARD Development Assistant Mains was Easy - Moderate. The overall good attempts required to clear the cut- off marks is 110-125.

NABARD Development Assistant Mains Exam Analysis– 8th December 2016 : Summary of Analysis

Sections Good Attempts Difficulty Level
Reasoning 22-25 Easy
Quantitative Aptitude 20-23 Easy-Moderate
General Awareness 32-35 Moderate
Computer Knowledge 23-26 Easy-Moderate


 

NABARD Development Assistant Mains Exam Analysis– 8th December 2016 : Section- wise Analysis

Now, it’s high time to have a sneak peak at section- wise analysis of NABARD Development Assistant Mains Exam 2016:

(A) Reasoning Ability:

(i) Good Attempts:  As per our analysis, an attempt of 22-25 number of questions can be considered as a safe attempt to clear the cut- off marks.

(ii) Difficulty level:  The difficulty level of the section was Easy.

(iii) Topics asked

         (a)   Puzzles : 3 sets ( 15 Questions )

  • Linear Arrangement 8 People Facing North – 5 Questions
  • 8 People sitting around Rectangular table – Facing Inside & Outside – 5 Questions
  • 8 people living on different floors – 5 Questions

(b) Numeric Coding – 5 Questions(Easy)

(c) Miscellaneous Questions – 10 Questions ( Direction, word formation..etc.)

Note : No questions were asked from Blood Relation, Syllogism & Circular Arrangement .

(B)  Quantitative Aptitude:

(i) Good Attempts:  As per our analysis, an attempt of 20-23 number of questions can be considered as a safe attempt to clear the cut- off marks.

(ii) Difficulty level:  The difficulty level of the section was Easy-Moderate.

(iii) Topics asked

(a) Data Interpretation – 2 Sets ( 10 Questions )(Easy)

(b) Approximation – 5 Questions( Easy )

(c) Data Sufficiency – 5 Questions

(d) Miscellaneous Questions – 10 Questions (Age, Partnership, Profit Loss, Average, Boats & Stream, Compound/Simple Interest, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Time & Work, etc.)

(C) General Awareness:

(i) Good Attempts:  As per our analysis, an attempt of 32-35 number of questions can be considered as a safe attempt to clear the cut- off marks.

(ii) Difficulty level:  The difficulty level of the section was Moderate.

(iii) Topics asked

  • News related to Reserve Bank of India
  • Banking Awareness / Financial Awareness
  • Current Affairs – Questions can be asked from various fields such as: National, International, Awards, Sports, Defence, Summits, Appointment, Books & Authors and Obituary etc.
  • Static GK (Few questions)

(D) Computer Knowledge:

(i) Good Attempts:  As per our analysis, an attempt of 23-26 number of questions can be considered as a safe attempt to clear the cut- off marks.

(ii) Difficulty level:  The difficulty level of the section was Easy-Moderate.

(iii) Topics asked

  • Fundamentals of Computer
  • History of Computer
  • Internet
  • MS Office – Word, Power point, Excel & Access
  • Memory
  • Input Output devices
  • Computer Shortcuts

(D) English Language:  The descriptive paper consisted of :

(a) Letter Writing

 Letter to friend telling him about two recent visitsor

Letter to editor regarding awareness program for increase in road accidents.

(b) Essay Writing

Dropout in schools and preventive measures

Effect of illiteracy on economy etc.

Stay tuned for more updates.Till then, keep learning!

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NABARD Development Assistant (DA) Mains 2016 : Exam Dates and Shift Timings

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NABARD has released notifications for the posts of “Development Assistant” for a number of 85 vacancies across states. It is one of most attempted examinations in the banking domain. The candidates who managed to qualify in the NABARD Development Assistant Prelims will be able to sit for NABARD Development Assistant Mains 2016.

NABARD Development Assistant Mains Exam 2016: Highlights

  • Last dare of online application: 20th September 2016
  • Last date of payment of fees (online): 20th September 2016
  • NABARD Development Assistant Mains 2016 Exam Date: 8th December 2016
  • Number of vacancies: 85

Now, it’s time to have a sneak peak at the pattern of NABARD Development Assistant Mains Exam 2016. Here we go:

NABARD Development Assistant Mains Exam 2016: Exam Pattern

The Mains paper will comprise of five sections. The total paper will be of 150 questions from all total of 5 sections and a descriptive test of 50 marks. The five sections are as follows:

  • English language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness
  • Computer Knowledge
  • Reasoning

Sections Number of questions Maximum Marks
Reasoning 30 30
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
General Awareness 50 50
Computer Knowledge 40 40
English (Descriptive paper) Essay writing, Letter/ Reports, 50

Notes:

  1. The time duration for objective test will be of 90 minutes and for descriptive test will be 30 minutes. The total time will be 120 minutes. Every wrong answer will lead to a deduction of 1/4th mark.
  2. In the section of ‘General Awareness’, special focus will be on topics like agriculture, rural development, banking, etc.
  3. The candidates need to qualify in every section individually. The candidates need to attain the min qualifying marks in each section to qualify for descriptive test.

NABARD Development Assistant Mains Exam 2016: Exam Dates and Shift Timings

Let us take a quick view on the NABARD Development Assistant Exam dates and shift timings:

Exam Dates

Shift Timings

8th December 2016

Slot 1- 9: 15 AM (Morning Shift)

Slot 2- 1: 15 PM (Afternoon Shift)

NABARD Development Assistant Mains Exam 2016: Exam Day Guidelines

In the examination, we suggest you to abide by certain guidelines and you are ready to go:

  • Please make sure you reach the examination venue before the scheduled time. That will help you avoid circumstances of reaching late and give you time for revision.
  • Avoid wasting time on questions which seem tough. Rather, focus on the questions you are comfortable with and attempt the tough questions later on.
  • Do not attempt the questions with which you are not comfortable as you will end up with negative marking which will adversely affect your performance.
  • Learn efficient time management tricks. Time Management will help you attempt maximum questions and increase the bar of your performance.
  • Don’t panic before examination. Keep calm and be confident. Have proper diet and enough sleep before the examination.
  • Follow the instructions given on the admit card.

Stay connected and we will bring you more updates shortly. Good luck!

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NABARD Development Assistant DA Mains Admit Cards 2016

NABARD DA Mains 2016 admit card

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is recruiting candidates to fill up the post of 85 Development Assistants(DA). The NABARD DA prelims exam was held on 10 November 2016. The result of NABARD DA pre exam was announced on 17 November.


Those who have qualified in the exam will have to appear for the next phase which is the mains exam. The exam date for NABARD DA mains is  8 December 2016.

NABARD DA Mains 2016 Admit Card:

The admit card for the mains exam is now available on the official website. Candidates are required to download the call letter or admit card before 8 December. No admit card will be dispatched to home.


 

We are providing the direct link below to download the admit card.To download your NABARD Development Assistant Mains admit card, you need to enter your Registration Number and Date of Birth or Password and Click on Submit Button.


 

The exam details like date, time and venue will be mentioned in the admit card along with candidate information. It is advised to verify the necessary details and notify the authority in case of any errors.


 

NABARD Development Assistants Mains Exam Pattern

The test will be of 90 minutes hours duration consist of 4 Sections for total 150 marks.  It will have both Objective and Descriptive test.


(A) The Objective Exam Pattern is given below:

S.NO.

Section

Questions

Marks

Time

1

Computer Knowledge

40

40

Composite duration of 90 minutes

2

Quantitative Aptitiude

30

30

3

Reasoning Ability

30

30

4

General Awareness

50

50

Total

4 sections

150

150


 

(B) The Descriptive exam will comprise English Language Test (Essay, Precis, Report / Letter Writing).This test will be of 30 minutes duration for total 50 marks.


 

Stay tuned with us more more updates. Till then, prepare, practice and grow!

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NABARD Development Assistant(DA) Prelims Result 2016

NABARD Development Assistant(DA) Prelims Result 2016

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has released a recruitment notification for 85 Development Assistant and Development Assistant (Hindi) Posts. The preliminary exam was conducted on 10 November 2016. Those who qualify in the prelims will be called to attend the Mains exam. The date of the NABARD Mains exam is not yet announced. 

NABARD Exam 2016 Selection Process :

The selection Process for the Development Assistant post consist of :

  • Preliminary Exam

  • Main Exam

Steps to check the result of NABARD Development Assistant DA Prelims 2016:

  • Log on to the official website of NABARD

  • Click on the Career section.

  • The results of the NABARD DA & NABARD DA(Hindi) exam will be available as a PDF .

  • Users can get the direct PDF link from below:

Click here for NABARD DA Prelims 2016 Results

NABARD will not provide any the mark‐sheet or score card to candidates. However, the online examination marks and cut-off will be available on NABARD’s official website after the declaration of the online exam result.

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NABARD Exam Analysis :10th November 2016 (Shift 1, Shift 2 and Shift 3)

NABARD Exam Analysis :10th November 2016 (Shift 1, Shift 2 and Shift 3)

Hello people,

National Development Assistant and Rural Development (NABARD) conducts ‘Preliminary Examination’ on an annual basis to recruit eligible candidates for the posts of ‘Development Assistant”. This year i.e. 2016, NABARD has a target to recruit 85 number of vacancies.

The candidates who manage to qualify the Prelims will only get a chance to sit for the NABARD Mains examination. All they need is an effective preparation strategy along with self- confidence. However, the merit list of the Mains exam will be the toolkit for procedure of final selection. The paper will be an objective one with questions from three sections: Quantitative, Reasoning and English. The pattern of the examination will be as follows:

NABARD Development Assistant Prelims: Exam Pattern

Sl.No.

Subjects

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Time Duration

1

English

40

40

1 hour

2

Numerical Ability

30

30

3

Reasoning

30

30

Total

100

100

The NABARD Development Assistant Prelims will be conducted in three slots as follows:

NABARD Development Assistant Prelims: Shift Timings

Days

Exam Dates

(NABARD DA Prelims)

Shift Time

Day 01

10-11-2016

Shift - 1 (09:15am onwards) Morning Shift

Shift - 2 (12:15pm onwards) Mid day Shift

Shift - 3 (15:15pm onwards) Afternoon Shift

NABARD Development Assistant Prelims: Slot 1:

NABARD Exam Analysis Prelims: 10th November (Slot 1) - Overall Analysis

The examination was of Easy - Moderate level as far as the difficulty level is concerned.

NABARD Development Analysis Prelims: 10th November (Slot 1) – Summary of all sections

Subjects

Number of Questions

Good Attempts

Difficulty Level

Reasoning Ability

30

22-25

Easy - Moderate (Tricky)

Quantitative Aptitude

30

17-21

Moderate

English Language

40

26-30

Easy

(i) Reasoning Ability:

(a) Good Attempts: If you manage to attend  22 - 25  number of questions, it can maximize your chances of clearing the cut- off marks.

(b) Difficulty level: The difficulty level of the examination was  Easy - Moderate (Tricky) level.

(c) Section Wise Analysis:

The questions were asked from the following topics:

  1. Complex Arrangement/ Puzzles
  2. Input/ Output
  3. Syllogism
  4. Statements and Assumptions/ Conclusion
  5. Seating Arrangement
  6. Data Sufficiency
  7. Inequality

(ii) Numerical Ability/ Quantitative Aptitude:

(a) Good Attempts: If you manage to attend 17- 21 number of questions, it can maximize your chances of clearing the cut- off marks.

(b) Difficulty level: The difficulty level of the examination was Moderate level.

(c) Section Wise Analysis:

The questions were asked from the following topics:

  1. Number Series
  2. Data Interpretation (2 sets)
  3. Quadratic Equations
  4. Time and Work and Averages
  5. Profit and Loss
  6. Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  7. Simplification

(iii) English Language:

(a) Good Attempts: If you manage to attend 26 - 30 number of questions, it can maximize your chances of clearing the cut- off marks.

(b) Difficulty level: The difficulty level of the examination was Easy level.

(c) Section Wise Analysis:

The questions were asked from the following topics:

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Cloze Test
  3. Sentence Correction
  4. Fill in the blanks
  5. Sentence Arrangement
  6. Sentence Arrangement in a correct order/ Para jumbles
  7. Error spotting

NABARD Development Assistant Prelims: Slot 2:

NABARD Exam Analysis Prelims: 10th November (Slot 2) - Overall Analysis

The examination was of Easy - Moderate level as far as the difficulty level is concerned.

NABARD Development Analysis Prelims: 10th November (Slot 2) – Summary of all sections

Subjects

Number of Questions

Good Attempts

Difficulty Level

Reasoning Ability

30

23-25

Easy - Moderate 

Quantitative Aptitude

30

17-22

Easy- Moderate

English Language

40

25-30

Easy

(i) Reasoning Ability:

(a) Good Attempts: If you manage to attend  23 - 25  number of questions, it can maximize your chances of clearing the cut- off marks.

(b) Difficulty level: The difficulty level of the examination was  Easy - Moderate level.

(c) Section Wise Analysis:

The questions were asked from the following topics:

  1. Complex Arrangement/ Puzzles
  2. Input/ Output
  3. Syllogism
  4. Statements and Assumptions/ Conclusion
  5. Seating Arrangement
  6. Data Sufficiency
  7. Inequality

(ii) Numerical Ability/ Quantitative Aptitude:

(a) Good Attempts: If you manage to attend 17- 22 number of questions, it can maximize your chances of clearing the cut- off marks.

(b) Difficulty level: The difficulty level of the examination was Easy- Moderate level.

(c) Section Wise Analysis:

The questions were asked from the following topics:

  1. Number Series
  2. Data Interpretation (2 sets)
  3. Quadratic Equations
  4. Time and Work and Averages
  5. Profit and Loss
  6. Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  7. Simplification

(iii) English Language:

(a) Good Attempts: If you manage to attend 25 - 30 number of questions, it can maximize your chances of clearing the cut- off marks.

(b) Difficulty level: The difficulty level of the examination was Easy level.

(c) Section Wise Analysis:

The questions were asked from the following topics:

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Cloze Test
  3. Sentence Correction
  4. Fill in the blanks
  5. Sentence Arrangement
  6. Sentence Arrangement in a correct order/ Para jumbles
  7. Error spotting

NABARD Development Assistant Prelims: Slot 3:

NABARD Exam Analysis Prelims: 10th November (Slot 3) - Overall Analysis

The examination was of Easy - Moderate level as far as the difficulty level is concerned.

NABARD Development Analysis Prelims: 10th November (Slot 3) – Summary of all sections

Subjects

Number of Questions

Good Attempts

Difficulty Level

Reasoning Ability

30

23-26

Easy - Moderate 

Quantitative Aptitude

30

17-24

Easy- Moderate

English Language

40

26-30

Easy

(i) Reasoning Ability:

(a) Good Attempts: If you manage to attend 23-26 number of questions, it can maximize your chances of clearing the cut- off marks.

(b) Difficulty level: The difficulty level of the examination was  Easy - Moderate level.

(c) Section Wise Analysis:

The questions were asked from the following topics:

  1. Complex Arrangement/ Puzzles
  2. Input/ Output
  3. Syllogism
  4. Statements and Assumptions/ Conclusion
  5. Seating Arrangement
  6. Data Sufficiency
  7. Inequality

(ii) Numerical Ability/ Quantitative Aptitude:

(a) Good Attempts: If you manage to attend 17- 24 number of questions, it can maximize your chances of clearing the cut- off marks.

(b) Difficulty level: The difficulty level of the examination was Easy- Moderate level.

(c) Section Wise Analysis:

The questions were asked from the following topics:

  1. Number Series
  2. Data Interpretation (2 sets)
  3. Quadratic Equations
  4. Time and Work and Averages
  5. Profit and Loss
  6. Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  7. Simplification

(iii) English Language:

(a) Good Attempts: If you manage to attend 26 - 30 number of questions, it can maximize your chances of clearing the cut- off marks.

(b) Difficulty level: The difficulty level of the examination was Easy level.

(c) Section Wise Analysis:

The questions were asked from the following topics:

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Cloze Test
  3. Sentence Correction
  4. Fill in the blanks
  5. Sentence Arrangement
  6. Sentence Arrangement in a correct order/ Para jumbles
  7. Error spotting

Stay tuned with us for significant job notifications and updates...Till then happy learning...

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NABARD Development Assistant (DA) Prelims 2016 : Exam Date and Shift Timing

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is conducting a recruitment exam to fill 85 vacancies for the post of Development Assistant. The selection will be based on

Prelims and Mains.

 Check Here NABARD DA Mains 2016 Exam Dates & Shift Timings

The NABARD Development Assistant Prelims 2016 examination pattern is as follows:

S.No.

Subjects

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Time Duration

1

English

40

40

1 hour

2

Numerical Ability

30

30

3

Reasoning

30

30

Total

100

100

Those who qualify for the Prelims exam will be called to attend the Mains exam. The merit list of the Mains exam will be the basis for final selection. There will be no interview.Please note that both the Pre and Mains test will be in online objective mode and the medium of question paper will be Hindi/English. There will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer.

NABARD DA Prelims 2016 Admit Card/Call Letter

The Call letter for NABARD Prelims exam 2016 have already been released. You can download the call letter on the official website.

Start Date of Admit Card Download

19 October 2016

Last Date of Admit Card Download

10 November 2016

NABARD DA Prelims 2016 Exam Date and Shift Timings:

Days

NABARD DA Pre Exam Dates

                                                                         Shift Time

Day 01

10-11-2016

Shift 01(09:15am onwards)

Morning Shift

Shift 02(12:15pm onwards)

Afternoon Shift

Shift 03(15:15pm onwards)

Evening Shift

The prelims exam will be conducted on 10th November 2016 in three shifts as mentioned in the table. Each shift will be of 1 hour duration. However, you should reach at least an hour before the respective shift timing.

All the Best for the exam.

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NABARD Development Assistant Examination 2016: Last Minute Exam Preparation Tips

NABARD Development Assistant Last minute tips

Hello People,

NABARD has released notifications for the post of Development Assistants and is conducting the examination of NABARD Development Assistant 2016. The opening date of application was 30th August 2016 and date of closing of submission of application was 20th September 2016. The tentative dates of the examination are 10th of November and December 2016.

The examination will be conducted to recruit candidates for 85 number of ‘Development Assistant” posts. The selection procedure is through a ‘Prelims examination’ followed by a ‘Mains examination’ and both of them will be conducted online.

The application fee structure for different categories are as follows:

Category

Application Fee

General and OBC

450

SC/ ST

50


 

NABARD Development Assistant 2016: Preliminary Exam Pattern

The Preliminary examination of NABARD Development Assistant 2016 comprises of three sections:

Sections

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

English Language

30

30

Numerical Ability

40

40

Reasoning

30

30


The total time duration to attempt 100 questions is of 1 hour i.e. 60 minutes. The marks obtained in the prelims examination will be considered for the final selection.

NABARD Development Assistant 2016: Section wise exam Preparation Tips

Reasoning:

  • This is the trickiest of all sections which seeks your understanding as far its logic is considered.
  • You need to read the question carefully and understand the question before answering.
  • Learn formulae and shortcut tricks which will help you to come up with the correct solutions in less amount of time.
  • Given below is the list of important topics. Please prepare questions specifically from the following topics:
  1. Number Series.
  2. Directions.
  3. Non-Verbal Series.
  4. Alphabet Series.
  5. Decision Making.
  6. Coding-Decoding.
  7. Analogy.
  8. Clocks & Calendars.
  9. Number Ranking.
  10. Arrangements.
  11. Arithmetical Reasoning.
  12. Mirror Images.
  13. Blood Relations.
  14. Cubes and Dice.
  15. Embedded Figures etc.
  • Follow some standard books like R.D. Sharma. The book has a great collection of questions from all the important topics.

English Language:

  • English language is one of the most vital sections of every other competitive examination & needs practice to master it.
  • Try to clear grammar basics from any standard book like “Wren and Martin”. 
  • For time taking questions like reading comprehension, read the questions first and find out the answers in the passage.
  • Given below is the list of important topics. Please prepare questions specifically from the following topics:
  1. Verb.
  2. Error Correction.
  3. Tenses.
  4. Fill in the Blanks.
  5. Sentence Rearrangement.
  6. Vocabulary.
  7. Articles.
  8. Grammar.
  9. Unseen Passages.
  10. Synonyms.
  11. Comprehension.
  12. Cloze Test.
  13. Idioms & Phrases.
  14. Antonyms etc.
  15. Cubes and Dice.
  16. Embedded Figures etc.
  • Follow some standard books like “Wren and Martin”, “Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis” etc. These books have a huge collection of questions from all the important topics.

Numerical Ability:

  • If you are not good at your maths skills, this can be the time taking section of all. Do more practice.
  • Pick up two topics daily and practice questions from them. Practice from previous year papers and mock tests.
  • Try to solve the easy questions first in the examination followed by tough questions. 
  • Learn short cut tricks to solve questions. These tricks will increase your accuracy and make you solve questions even faster.
  • Given below is the list of important topics. Please prepare questions specifically from the following topics:
  1. Number System.
  2. Profit and Loss.
  3. Decimal & Fractions.
  4. Ratio and Proportions.
  5. Simplification.
  6. Problems on Ages.
  7. Percentages.
  8. HCF & LCM.
  9. Average.
  10. Mixtures & Allegations.
  11. Simple & Compound Interest.
  12. Time and Work.
  13. Time & Ratio.
  14. Time and Distance.
  15. Data Interpretation etc.
  • Follow some standard books like “R. D. Sharma”. You will get to practice ample of questions from all the important topics from this text book.

We hope that your preparation is going well for the examination. Follow our website for significant posts and job notifications. Good Luck!

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NABARD Development Assistant : Roles & Responsibilities, Pay Scale

The NABARD bank was established on July 12, 1982 to uplift rural India by increasing the credit flow for growth of agriculture & rural non- farm sector. This bank has proved to be a “blessing in disguise” for rural India and has contributed to the development of Indian economy to a great extent.


The post of Development assistant has a very essential and vital role in the banking industry. It helps in the growth of an organization by assisting in the administrative tasks. They help in the economic flow from individuals or corporations to their respective banks. As a NABARD Development Assistant, you will have to handle a variety of tasks which will give you immense scope for personal growth.

Some of the basic responsibilities assigned to Development Assistants are:

  • Relationship Management with current and prospective donors of the bank organisation.

  • Dealing with issue of policy for various programmes of Central/State Govt.

  • Handle projects related to Agriculture as well as Rural Development.

  • Researching ways to bring in additional funds by acquiring new membership.

  • Updating donor databases, responding to member queries.


Basically it’s a multitasking type of work as you will get a chance to work on a number of tasks simultaneously.

NABARD Development Assistant Salary and Perks:

As NABARD was a part of RBI prior to 1982, it shares the same work culture as RBI. The salary is fixed and a certain level of perks and allowances entitled to Development Assistants. The Salary Breakdown is usually done in the following manner.

The Basic Pay Scale of NABARD Development Assistant usually ranges between 8,040 – Rs 20,100.

Apart from this, perks or Allowances are entitled as follows:

  1. Dearness Allowance

  2. House Rent Allowance

  3. City Compensatory Allowance, Transport Allowance etc.

You can expect a monthly Gross income for Development Assistants approximately Rs. 21,419.

NABARD Development Assistant Career Growth and Prospects:

NABARD has its offices spread across all state capitals called ‘Regional Offices’. It's head office is located in Mumbai. At the initial state, candidates will be posted at NABARD’s Head Office/Regional Office for which they have applied. Once they complete a stipulated time period, they are eligible for transfers across the country. You are likely to get a job in your preferred location. A Job in the Banking Industry helps you gain more experience and expand your economical knowledge.

To summarise, NABARD Development Officer can be considered as the most secured regional banking jobs of all. If you have made up your mind for this particular career path, just start preparing for it. All the Best!

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