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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.

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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.

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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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NABARD Development Assistant Exam 2016 : Exam Pattern, Syllabus and Preparation Tips

NABARD

NABARD is one of the most prestigious institutions in the country which takes care of development activities of the cottage industry, small industry, village industry and rural industries .NABARD also plays an important role in the growth of economic sectors, helps and promotes integrated development.

NABARD has invited applications from the candidates for the post of Development Assistant Grade A & B in Officer Cadre to fulfil the pan India requirement of the Bank.

 NABARD Development Assistants Prelims Exam Pattern :

The objective test of 1 hour duration consists of 3 Sections for total 100 marks. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the sections by securing passing marks which is to be decided by the Bank. 

The Objective Exam Pattern is given below:

Section

Questions

Marks

Time

English Language

40

40

Composite Time of 1 hour

Quantitative Aptitude

30

30

Reasoning Ability

30

30


In the General Awareness section, special focus will be on questions from banking industry. Candidates who clear the cut off marks, as decided by NABARD, will be called to appear for the Mains Exam. There will be sectional cut offs and also 1/4th mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

NABARD Development Assistants Mains Exam Pattern :

This test will be both objective as well as subjective. The Objective test will be of 90 minutes duration consisting of 4 Sections of total 150 marks.

The Objective Exam Pattern is given below:

Section

Questions

Marks

Time

Computer Knowledge

40

40

Composite Time of 90 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

30

30

Reasoning Ability

30

30

General Awareness

50

50


 


The candidate needs to qualify in each section separately. There will be a deduction of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.


 

The Descriptive paper will consist of the English Language Test .This test will be of 30 minutes duration for total 50 marks. Following questions may be asked:

  • Letter writing
  • Essay writing
  • Precise writing
  • Application writing

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NABARD Development Assistants – Section- wise Preparation Tips

Preparation Tips for Reasoning Section:

In the reasoning section, you need to understand the logic. There are several variations of the questions. Practice each and every type of question. This section needs some time to solve as you have to think a lot.

Important topics for Reasoning section:

  • Syllogism
  • Statement and Conclusions
  • Directions
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Ranking
  • Data sufficiency
  • Puzzles
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Analogy
  • Classification

Preparation Tips for Quantitative Aptitude Section:

The quant section will check your numerical ability. Learn short cut methods and maths formulas which will help in getting the results faster. Focus on accuracy and speed. Attempt questions which require lesser calculations first.

Important topics for Quant section:

  • Number Systems
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Time & Work
  • Time & Distance
  • Profit & Loss
  • Percentage
  • Average
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Bar graph & Pie-chart
  • Probability

Preparation Tips for Computer Awareness Section:

Learn all the basic facts and history about computers. Keep yourself aware about latest developments in technology and computing field. Refer 'Computer Fundamentals' book of class 11th and 12th.

Important topics for Computer Awareness section:

  • History of Computers
  • Generation of Computers
  • Abbreviations
  • Networking basics and terms
  • Database concepts
  • Decimal/Binary/Hex/Octal number system
  • Internet terminologies
  • Web technology

Preparation Tips for General Awareness Section:

Focus on study topics which are related to banking and economy. Read newspapers, magazines and watch news on TV daily. Avoid negative marking by attempting questions which you are not sure about.

Important topics for General Awareness section:

  • Current Affairs of past 6 months
  • Topics related to finance, economics
  • History of Banking
  • Banking Terms
  • Fiscal & Monetary Policies

We recommend you to go through the above tips. Focus on smart preparation rather than hard-core superficial preparation. Follow our website for more updates. Till then, happy learning!

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NABARD Development Assistant Admit Card 2016 - Download Now

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) will conduct an Online Examination for recruitment Development Assistant & Development Assistant. Online Test will be conducted tentatively in November and December 2016 on various dates.

NABARD Development Assistant Admit card 2016 - download here

Total Number of vacancies: 85

NABARD Admit card 2016 :

NABARD Development Assistant Admit Cards are now officially available. The candidates can download it at the earliest to prevent any last time server issues.

The candidate can login using :

  1.  Registration Number / Roll Number
  2. Password / Date of Birth

The preliminary exam will be held on November 10th, 2016.

Steps to download the admit cards:

  • Log on to the official website
  • Click on Development Assistant admit card
  • Enter all the required details such as registration number, date of birth in the provided fields
  • Click on submit
  • The admit card will be displayed
  • Candidates are advised to take printout of the same for future reference

DOWNLOAD NABARD DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT ADMIT CARDS HERE

Selection process:

Candidates will be selected on the basis of preliminary and main examination conducted by the organisation. Check below the pattern of the examination.

NABARD Developmental Assistant Prelims Exam pattern

Name of Tests

No. of questions

Max. Marks

Duration

Test of English language

40

40

1 hour

Test of Reasoning

30

30

Test of Numerical Ability

30

30

Total

100

100


 

NABARD DA Mains Exam pattern

Name of Tests (Objective type)

No. of questions

Max. Marks

Duration

Quantitative Aptitude

30

30

90 minutes

Test of Reasoning

30

30

General Awareness (with special reference
to agriculture, rural development and
banking)

50

50

Computer Knowledge

40

40

Total

150

150

90 minutes

Test of English (Descriptive)

Essay, Precis, Report/letter writing

50

30 minutes

Total

200 marks

30 minutes

All the best for the preparation!

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NABARD Pre & Mains 2016 Preparation Tips & Strategy

National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has unrolled the recruitments for its institution for the post of Development Assistant. It has offered job opportunity for 85 vacancies which will be filled to the posts vacant all over India. The candidates who aspire to hold job in NABARD will have to undergo the phases of recruitment that is preliminary and mains exam.

NABARD PRE EXAM

Sections

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1 hour

English Language

40

40

Test of Numerical Ability

30

30

Test of Reasoning

30

30

Total

100

100

NABARD MAINS EXAM

Section

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Composite time of 90 minutes for objective tests and 30 minutes for descriptive test

Test of Reasoning

30

30

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

Essay, Report/Letter Writing

50

Total

200

Looking Closely at the Topic Distribution Section Wise

The candidate needs to prepare for the NABARD exam with proper time management and distribution according to each section and also question wise. We will follow the preparation tips with adequate time distribution section and topic wise. Let us go section wise and learn the most important topics that need major share of your time.

Reasoning Ability :

Topics

Difficulty Level

Scoring Level

Average Time to Complete Questions

Puzzle and Seating Arrangement

High

High

2-3 min

Syllogism, Statement and Conclusions

Moderate

High

1 min

Coding Decoding

High

Moderate

1 min

Alpha numeric Series

Moderate

Moderate

30-40 sec

Coded Inequalities

Low

Low

40 seconds

Blood Relations

Low

Low

40 seconds

Embedded Figures, Mirror Images, Water Images

Low

Moderate

30 seconds

Quantitative Aptitude :

Topics

Difficulty Level

Scoring Level

Average Time to Complete Each Question

Data Interpretation

Moderate

High

2-3 min

Ratio & Proportion, Mixture and Alligation, Age, Partnership

Moderate

Moderate

40-50 sec

Profit & Loss, Percentage, Simple Interest and Compound Interest

Moderate

Moderate

40-50 sec

Time and Work, Time and Distance, Average

Easy

Low

40 seconds

Number System, LCM HCF, Simplification

Moderate

Moderate

40-50 seconds

Bar Graph and Pie Chart

Moderate

High

1 min

English Language :

Topics

Difficulty Level

Scoring Level

Average Time to Complete Each Question

Reading Comprehensions

Easy

High

1 min

Spotting Errors-Grammar check

Moderate

High

40-50 sec

Sentence Completion

Moderate

High

40-50 sec

Para jumbles

Easy

Moderate

40-50 sec

Idioms, one word substitution, synonyms, antonyms

Moderate

Moderate

40-50 sec

Letter Writing, Essay Writing, Report Writing in Mains

Moderate

High

2-3 min

General Awareness :

Topics

Difficulty Level

Scoring Level

Average Time to Complete Each Question

Current Affairs of past six months

Easy

Moderate

10-15sec

News of Appointments in Banking Sector and Ministries

Easy

Low

10-15sec

Banking and Financial Awareness

Moderate

High

10-15sec

Information of latest government development policies specially in reference to agriculture industry and fiscal policies

Moderate

High

10-15sec

General Knowledge in context of latest awards, recognitions, policies, appointments

Easy

Low

10-15sec

The mains exam will also have a paper of Computer Knowledge which will embrace topics like development in computer technology, knowledge of the software and hardware, computer programmes, computer arithmetic, computer languages. The candidate is required to be updated with the latest versions of software, systems and other technologies.

Simple and Smart Study Plan to Crack NABARD Exam

1. Combination of Subjects: The best way to study is to learn the concepts in an easy manner that can allow you to retain it for long. If you are taking two difficult topics or subjects, for instance if you practice the puzzles and the data interpretation on same day you will feel hectic. To resolve this problem, you can choose the combination of one difficult topic of mathematics and one simple topic of reasoning a day and vice versa. Similarly you can also choose the combinations like mathematics and English a day and on the alternate day you can study reasoning with general awareness topics and computer knowledge.

2. Time Allotment: The time allotment for each subject and topic is crucial, you have to make sure that you are not giving unnecessary time for only one topic. First of all make sure that you are giving more time to high weightage topics but amidst this don’t forget to pay attention to moderate scoring topics. Give adequate time to those topics as well.

3. Daily Newspaper Reading: If you are reading newspaper daily and focusing on the special section that is banking, fiscal and development policies and going through the magazines that give information on the latest appointments and development in the banking and agriculture sectors would help you. You just need to give half an hour to newspaper reading daily.

4. Separate Notes and Crisp Rule Book: While making notes and doing notes make sure that you are doing it in separate notebooks. You can make a separate rule book for English section and note down the special questions that you confront while practice and note down there in the notes. Similarly, write down the formulae, tricks and methods for reasoning and quantitative aptitude, it will help you to have a glance over it before going for the exam and all the concepts will get refresh once again in your mind.

5. Regular Mock Tests: You need to practice doing the mock tests and solving the previous year papers that will help you in getting the idea of the strength of each topic, type of questions, and your own level of solving questions. You can also do the section wise mock test and solve each section within limited time, like try to solve the quantitative aptitude and reasoning section in 20-25 minutes for each section for pre exams. And for English section try to solve in 15 minutes.

Tricks to Solve Questions in Less Time

1. Solving Questions in Mind: It is a smart exercise that you can try while practicing papers at home. Try to use the pen and paper least and do the calculations in your mind and try to unlock the hidden idea to solve question mentally. It will reduce your time to solve the exam and will enable you to solve maximum questions with proper accuracy. Make sure you do such practice only when you are confident enough.

2. Thorough Learning of Multiplication Tables: The candidates should thoroughly learn multiplication tables, squares, cubes, percentage table as this will help them to reduce major share of time for solving data interpretation questions, numeric series in reasoning and these questions will enable you to fetch huge marks.

3. Checking the Latest Trend: Make sure that you know the latest pattern of topic distribution in other such competitive exams. This will help you to focus on the important topics and you will be prepared for the best. You can analyze the question papers of IBPS, Indian post office exams and you can check question papers of other banks’ exams as well.

4. Write down Basic Rules on Exam Sheet: Have you observed that you are given some decent amount of time before the actual commencement of exam? You will be given with blank sheets to do rough work and that time you can utilize in writing down the alphabetic series, squares and cubes, and difficult formulae that you feel that can get fade away in pressure later while doing the paper. This will help you to see the information in front of your eyes and you will not feel pressurized in the time constraint.

5. Revise Daily: Apart from doing the practice you should also revise the topics that you have covered, no matter if you master them but revising the content helps in retaining the matter for long. You can revise the rules of English grammar that generally students forget as they are not able to judge while rule to apply when and where. Making a rule book and revising it on alternate days or weekly would help you.

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