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NABARD Development Assistant Mains Exam Analysis and Review 21st Oct 2018

NABARD Development Assistant Mains 2018 Exam Analysis 

NABARD Development Assistant Mains 2018 Exam has successfully conducted today. Many students appeared for this exam and the competition becomes very tough this time. And Now we are here with the detailed exam analysis to help students understand the type and difficulty level of question asked today.  NABARD Development Assistant Mains Exam has five sections. The exam had an objective test of 4 sections - Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, Computer Knowledge, and General Awareness, followed by a descriptive writing test on the English Language.the mains exam was of 200 marks within 120 minutes, 90 minutes for Objective test and 30 minutes were given for the descriptive paper.

Sr. No.

Subject No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration


30 30 Composite time of 90 minutes for Objective Test and 30 minutes for the Descriptive test

2 Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
3 Computer Knowledge 40 40
4 General Awareness 50 50
5 Test of English Language (Descriptive) 50 50


200 200  


NABARD Development Assistant Mains Exam Analysis 


The level of reasoning was also Moderate to Difficult. In this section, 25 questions out of 30 were from puzzles and seating arrangement. The questions were lengthy and time-taking. Puzzles were based on Year-Age, Height based and Random Arrangement based puzzle and Seating Arrangement was based on Parallel Line (12 Persons ) and Linear arrangement ( Single Line). There were 5 Questions from Coding-Decoding.

Topic No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 25 Q Moderate-Difficult
Coding Decoding 5 Q Moderate
Total 30 Questions Moderate-Difficult


Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude was Moderate to lengthy. there were 2 sets of DI Questions. Data Interpretation was based on pie chart and Mix DI. Miscellaneous Question was based on Time and Distance, Time and Work, Mensuration, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, etc

Topic No. of Questions Level
DI 10 Moderate-Difficult
Quantity 1, Quantity 2 2 Easy to Moderate
Wrong Number Series 3 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 5  
Miscellaneous (Time and Distance, Time and Work, Mensuration,Profit and Loss, SI & CI, etc 10 Moderate-Difficult
Total 30 Questions Moderate-Difficult


General Awareness

This section was easy to moderate. The Question was related to banking, agriculture and rural development.Most of the Questions were from current affairs of the last 5-6 months. This section had 50 questions for 50 marks, so this section was most scoring and easier when compared with Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.

Computer Knowledge

This section was easy. The Question was related to simple definitions and basic concepts.The Question asked in this section was related to basic computer knowledge, networking, computer and internet security, MS Office, basics of computer software and hardware.This section had 40 questions for 40 marks.


NABARD Development Assistant Mains: Good Attempt

Section Good Attempt
Reasoning  22-25
Quantitative Aptitude 17-25
Computer Knowledge 28-35
General Awareness 30-35
Total (for the objective test out of 150) 115-130


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