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NABARD Assistant Exam 2021 - Complete Details

About NABARD Assistant Exam

NABARD - National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development is the Apex Body looking after the development and growth of Agriculture in India. Its primary function is to look after all the Agricultural Finance related issues with respect to the development of Indian Agriculture. The NABARD Development assistant recruitment is conducted by NABARD to hire young individuals at the assistant level to perform the various functions of NABARD. It is one of the most awaited recruitment drives in India.

NABARD Assistant Notification

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) released the NABARD Development Assistant Recruitment 2019 for 91 vacancies and can soon release the NABARD Assistant Notification for 2021. This is a great opportunity for all the Banking Aspirants who aspire to join an elite National Banking Institution like NABARD. Candidates who get selected for the post of NABARD Development Assistant secure a very bright future for themselves.

NABARD Assistant 2021 Important Dates

Online Registrations BeginsTo be announced soon
Online Registrations EndsTo be announced soon
PreliminaryTo be announced soon
MainsTo be announced soon

NABARD Assistant Mock Test 2021

NABARD Assistant Mock Test Series 2021 have the following features:

  • 5 Mock Tests for Prelims
  • 5 Mock Tests for Mains
  • Unlimited Online Tests with 10,000+ Questions & Detailed Solutions

NABARD Assistant 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Age Criteria 

  • Minimum: 18 years
  • Maximum: 35 years

Educational Qualifications

Development Assistant  

  • Graduation Degree from Recognized University/Institute.
  • 50% Marks for General Category
  • Pass Class for SC/ ST/ PWBD/ Ex-Servicemen candidates

Development Assistant (Hindi) 

  • Graduation Degree from Recognized University/Institute with Hindi and English as a compulsory or elective subject.
  • 50% Marks for General Category
  • Pass Class for SC/ ST/ PWBD/ Ex-Servicemen candidates.

NABARD Assistant 2021 Exam Pattern

NABARD Assistant 2021 Phase 1 Exam

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language404060 mins
Numerical Ability3030

NABARD Assistant 2021 Phase 2 Exam

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Test of Reasoning3030Composite time of 90 minutes for Objective Tests and 30 minutes for Descriptive Test
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

Negative Marking: There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests in both phases. 1/4th marks will be deducted as a penalty for each wrong answer.

NABARD Assistant 2021 Vacancy - Details

The official recruitment notification has not been released yet. Once the notification is released, the vacancy details will be updated.

NABARD Assistant 2021 Application Process

Prerequisites for Applying Online

Before applying online, candidates should,

  • Scan their photograph and signature ensuring that both the photograph and signature adhere to the required specifications as given under “Guidelines for photograph & signature scan and upload”.
  • Have a valid personal email ID and mobile no., which should be kept active till the completion of this Recruitment Process. Bank shall send call letters for the Examination etc. through the registered e-mail ID. In case a candidate does not have a valid personal e-mail ID, he/she should create his/her new e-mail ID and mobile no. before applying on-line and must maintain that email account and mobile number.
  • Be prepared for biometric verification of identity at the Exam Centre at the time of Main Examination and onwards.

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges

  • General Category – ₹400 (+ ₹50 Intimation Charges)
  • Reserved Categories – ₹50 (Intimation Charges)

Steps to Apply for NABARD Assistant Exam Online

Eligible applicants are required to apply online through the website No other means/ mode of application will be accepted. The application form should be filled in English only. Option for the use of Hindi language will be available for the Online/Main Examination/ Interview.

  • Candidates to go to the Bank’s website, click on the option “APPLY ONLINE” which will open a new screen.
  • To register application, choose the tab “Click here for New Registration” and enter Name, Contact details and Email-id.
  • A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should note down the Provisional Registration Number and Password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will be sent at the given email ID and mobile number.
  • In case the candidate is unable to complete the application form in one go, he / she can save the data already entered by choosing “SAVE AND NEXT” tab. Prior to submission of the online application candidates are advised to use the “SAVE AND NEXT” facility to verify the details in the online application form and modify the same, if required. Visually Impaired candidates should fill the application form carefully and verify/ get the details verified to ensure that the same are correct prior to final submission.
  • Candidates are advised to carefully fill and verify the details filled in the online application themselves as no change will be possible after clicking the FINAL SUBMIT BUTTON.
  • The name of the candidate or his /her Father/ Husband etc. should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificates / Mark sheets as well as valid ID Proof brought for the examination. Any change/alteration found may disqualify the candidature.
  • Validate your details and Save your application by clicking the ‘Validate your details’ and ‘Save & Next’ button.
  • Candidates can proceed to upload Photo & Signature as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature detailed under point “C”.
  • Candidates can proceed to fill other details of the Application Form.
  • Click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before FINAL SUBMIT.
  • Modify details, if required, and click on ‘FINAL SUBMIT’ ONLY after verifying and ensuring that the photograph, signature uploaded and other details filled by you are correct.
  • Click on the ‘Payment’ Tab and proceed with payment
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button.

NABARD Assistant Syllabus 2021


Syllogisms, Seating Arrangements, Puzzles, Inequalities, Blood Relation, Coding-Decoding, Scheduling, Direction Sense, Verbal Reasoning, Machine Input-Output, Comparison, Order & Ranking, Data Sufficiency, Miscellaneous

Quantitative Aptitude

Simplification/ Approximation, Number Series, Simple & Compound Interest, Quadratic Equations, Profit, Loss & Discount, Mixture & Allegations, Averages, Ratio & Proportion, Probability, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency, Percentages, Speed, Time & Distance

General Awareness (with special reference to Agriculture, Rural Development and Banking)

Current Affairs for last 6 months, Questions from Banking & Finance, New Appointments, Awards & Honours, Static GK, Topics like Agriculture & Rural Development, Soil & Water Conversation, Water Resources, Farm and Agri-Engineering, Plantation & Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Forestry, Agriculture Extensions, Ecology and Climate Change, Rural banking and financial institutions in India, Scenario of Indian Agriculture, Genetically Modified Crops, etc.

Computer Knowledge

History of Computers, Internet, Hardware, Software, Database Management System, MS Office (Word/ Excel/ Powerpoint), Computer Virus, Network Security, File Extensions, Important Shortcuts, and Abbreviations, etc

Test of English Language (Descriptive)

Essay Writing, Precis, Report / Letter Writing and Descriptive English Paper – Tips & Topics

Exam Date

To be announced

Total Vacancies

To be announced

Find the Right Plan

Flexible pricing options for all the aspirants


Is there negative marking in NABARD Assistant Exam?

Yes there is 1/4th or 0.25 that is deducted as penalty for wrong answer.

What is the age criteria for NABARD Assistant Exam? +

The age criteria is minimum 18 years and maximum 35 years.

What is the application fee for NABARD Assistant? +

The application fees are as follows: General Category – ₹400 + ₹50 (Intimation Charges) Reserved Categories – ₹50 (Intimation Charges)

What is the number of vacancy for NABARD Assistant? +

The official recruitment notification has not been released yet. Once the notification is released, the vacancy details will be updated.

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