NABARD Starts Development Assistants Recruitment 2016 | Notification Out

National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) has issued a new notification for recruitment of Development Assistants.Formed in the year 1982, NABARD aims to promote sustainable agriculture & rural prosperity by providing the necessary credit, institutional & innovative support.


NABARD is not like other public sector banks where customers visit to deposit & withdraw cash.


NABARD is similar to RBI & hence wont deal with general customers but will focus on up-liftment of agriculture related activities by providing support to governments.


Post Info, Salary & Vacancies:

Development Assistant (DA) – 85 openings (across various states)


While the pay is under revision, development assistants salary is approx. Rs.24,948/ month that includes allowances & benefits.




The development assistant job profile is similar to clerical cadre but doesn't involve cash handling work.They may have to assist the officers & perform certain duties expected of them when posted in specific departments.


Note these Dates

Registration of online application: August 30 to September 20, 2016

Online test to be held during the months of November & December (dates to be intimated later)

Am I Eligible?

Inorder to apply for NABARD development assistant recruitment 2016, candidates must posses the following eligibility conditions:

  • Age limit: 18 – 35 years, as on 31.07.2016 (OBC: +3yrs & SC/ST: +5yrs)
  • Degree in any discipline with 50% marks aggregate, as on July 31, 2016 (pass in graduation is enough for SC/ST/PWD)
  • Must know to read, write & speak the local language of the state you are applying
  • English proficiency is also essential
  • Knowledge of computer operations is required too

Assistant (Hindi): Must have completed graduation with 50% marks aggregate & studied Hindi & English as subjects at degree level.

IBPS exam scores are not needed.So applicants who have not appeared for it are also eligible.

Exams & Selection

The selection process of development assistant in NABARD involves two phases – Preliminary & Main Exam – both are held online.



The exam pattern of prelims & mains is slightly different for Hindi assistants with test of professional knowledge.


Candidates are to qualify in each section of the objective test separately & there will be negative marks for every wrong answer (0.25 shall be reduced)


No Interviews: The final selection would be purely based on merit taking into account your performance in main exam alone.There are no interviews for development assistant position.



The application fee for SC/ST/PWD candidates is Rs.50 & for others, it is Rs.450.

  • Candidates can apply for anyone state only.
  • You should pay the above said fees only via online mode after entering the details in the application form.

Remember to note your login details (registration number & password) as it is necessary to download call letters, view results etc.,


Download & Apply

If you are interested to apply for NABARD development assistant recruitment 2016, download the official notification from their website here (pdf)


For online application link – click here

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