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NABARD Assistant 2020 - Syllabus and Pattern

NABARD conducts a recruitment drive for the selection of Development Assistant and this article details expected dates, exam pattern and syllabus for NABARD Assistant Exam 2020.

Tentative Dates 2019

Exam Date
Recruitment Notification Release August-September 2020
Prelims Exam October- November 2020
Mains Exam December 2020

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria
Education  Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognised University/Institutions with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate (pass class for SC/ST/PWBD candidates).
Age Between 18 and 35 years. 
ProficiencyProficient in the language of the State (i.e. should know to read, write, speak and understand the language).

Exam Pattern

Phase I

Subject No of Questions Marks
English Langugae 40 40
Numerical Ability30 30
Reasoning Ability 30 30
Total 100 100
TIme Composite Time of One Hour

Phase II

Subject No of Questions Marks
General Awareness (with special reference to agriculture, rural development and banking)50 50
Quantitative Aptitude30 30
Reasoning Ability 30 30
Computer Knowledge  40 40
Test of English Language (Descriptive) Essay, Precis, Report / Letter Writing 50
Total 200 200
TIme  90 minutes for Objective Tests and 30 minutes for Descriptive Test

There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests (Preliminary and Mains examination).1/4th marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.


Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation
  • Boats and Streams
  • Time and Work
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Partnership
  • Mixtures and Alligation
  • Ages and Average
  • Profit and Loss
  • Percentage and Interest
  • Problems on Trains
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Area and Volume
  • Number Series


  • Machine Input Out
  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Order and Ranking
  • Inequalities
  • Statement and Assumptions
  • Statement and Conclusion
  • Coding Decoding
  • Cause and Effect
  • Statement and Argument
  • Venn Diagram/Syllogism
  • Blood Relation
  • Direction and Distance

    English Language 

    • Reading Comprehension
    • Cloze Test
    • Error Spotting
    • Double Fillers
    • Sentence Rearrangement
    • Vocabulary Based Questions
    • Essay Writing
    • Precis Writing
    • Letter Writing/Report Writing

    Computer Knowledge

    • Hardware and Software
    • Operating System Ba
    • Internet Terms and Services
    • MS-Office (MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)
    • History of Computers
    • Networking and Communication
    • Database 
    • Security Tools and Viruses.

    General Awareness

    • National and International Events
    • Appointments
    • Awards and Honours
    • Summits and Conferences
    • Banking Awareness
    • Government Scheme
    • Budget
    • Economic Survey
    • Static GK
    • Agriculture Current Affairs
    • Scheme related to Agriculture
    • India state Forest Report
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