Nabard Syllabus for Development Assistant
Nabard Exam Pattern for Development Assistant
First of all, eligibility of candidates will be checked by NABARD and only the eligible candidates according to NABARD will receive the admit card for phase I. So fill the form carefully.
Phase I: Preliminary Exam (Objective): The preliminary exam of NABARD assistant development is of 100 marks consisting 100 questions from 3 sections:
There is no specific time limit for a particular section. Total time duration for attempting 100 questions is 60 minutes.
A candidate has to qualify in each part of the Objective test separately. There will be negative marks for wrong answer. 1/4th mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
The marks secured in the Phase I (Prelim Exam) will not be counted for the purpose of Final Selection. This is a qualifying round similar to SBI PO prelim exam.
Mains Exam(Objective & Descriptive): The mains exam of NABARD assistant development is of 200 marks consisting 150 questions from 5 sections & one descriptive paper of 50 marks. The five sections are illustrated below:
Note: Final selection will be on the basis of candidate's performance in the online Main examination in the order of merit. The decision of the Bank in this regard will be final.
NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) is an apex development bank in India, having headquarters in Mumbai (Maharashtra) and other branches are all over the country. The committee to review arrangements for institutional credit for agriculture and rural development (CRAFICARD), set up by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) under the chairmanship of Shri B. Sivaraman, conceived and recommended the establishment of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). It was established on 12 July 1982 by a special Act of parliament and its main focus was on upliftment of rural India by increasing the credit flow for elevation of agriculture & rural non farm sector and completed its 34 years on 1 Jan 2016. It has been entrusted with "matters concerning policy, planning and operations in the field of credit for agriculture and other economic activities in rural areas in India". RBI sold its stake in NABARD to the Government of India, which now holds 99% stake. NABARD is active in developing financial inclusion policy and is a member of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion.
NABARD was established on the recommendations of Shivaraman Committee, (by Act 61, 1981 of Parliament) on 12 July 1982 to implement the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act 1981. It replaced the Agricultural Credit Department (ACD) and Rural Planning and Credit Cell (RPCC) of Reserve Bank of India, and Agricultural Refinance and Development Corporation (ARDC). It is one of the premier agencies providing developmental credit in rural areas. NABARD is India's specialised bank for Agriculture and Rural Development in India.
The initial corpus of NABARD was Rs.100 crores. Consequent to the revision in the composition of share capital between Government of India and RBI, the paid up capital as on 31 March 2015, stood at Rs.5000 crore with Government of India holding Rs.4,980 crore (99.60%) and Reserve Bank of India Rs.20.00 crore (0.40%).
International associates of NABARD include World Bank-affiliated organizations and global developmental agencies working in the field of agriculture and rural development. These organizations help NABARD by advising and giving monetary aid for the upliftment of the people in the rural areas and optimizing the agricultural process.