NABARD Assistant Mains Exam Analysis, Expected Cut Off 2016

NABARD Assistant Mains Exam Analysis, Expected Cut Off 2016

NABARD Assistant Mains Exam Analysis: The Mains Examination for the recruitment of development assistant was conducted today. As per official notification provided by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, there are 85 vacancies this year for the post of Development Assistant. Here, we are providing a detailed outlook on the NABARD Assistant Mains Exam Analysis 2016.

If you have appeared for the written examination, read ahead and understand the level of difficulty of each section and the overall structure of the paper.


NABARD Assistant Mains Exam Analysis 2016

Before we begin our paper review, lets get some basics out first. The Mains Examination for NABARD Development Assistant was a Computer-Based Test (CBT) and the pattern was Objective MCQ type. There was Descriptive+150 questions in total from 5 sections– English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge.

SL. NO Exam Type Subjects No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. Objective Type Test of Reasoning 30 30

90 Minutes for Objective Tests




30 Minutes for Descriptive Test

2. Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
3. General Awareness 50 50
4. Computer Knowledge 40 40
5. Descriptive Type English Language Essay, Precis, Letter/ Report Writing 50
Total 150 + Descriptive 200
  • The Exam is conducted for 200 marks.
  • It is an Objective type as well as Descriptive type Examination.
  • The Exam Duration is 120 minutes for MCQ as well as Descriptive Type Questions.

As of today, NABARD paper’s overall level of difficulty ranged from Easy to Moderate.

Proceeding further into detailed NABARD Assistant Mains Exam Analysis with Mains section-wise paper review of each topic asked in today’s shift, we get:

NABARD Assistant Mains Exam Analysis for Reasoning

  • Level of Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

NABARD Reasoning Ability consisted of Easy to Moderate Level Questions. The topic-wise review and distribution is as follows.

  • Numerical Coding – 5 Questions
  • Sitting Arrangements and Puzzles – 15 Questions
  • Miscellaneous – 10 Questions

Note : No Blood Relation, Syllogism & Circular Arrangement questions asked.

NABARD Assistant Mains Exam Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude

  • Level of Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

The Quant Section in todays’ NABARD Examination had a mixed number of Easy to Moderate Questions. The topic-wise review and distribution is as follows.

  • Data Sufficiency– 5 Questions
  • Data Interpretation – 10 Questions
  • Approximation – 5 Questions
  • Miscellaneous – 10 Questions

The misc. questions consisted of Age, Partnership, Profit Loss, Average, Boats & Stream, Compound/Simple Interest, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Time & Work, etc.

NABARD Assistant Mains Exam Analysis for General Awareness and Computer Knowledge

NABARD Assistant Mains General Awareness and Computer Knowledge paper’s overall level of difficulty ranged from Moderate to Difficult. After the NABARD Assistant Mains Exam Analysis, we will also share some General Awareness questions asked in NABARD Exam.

NABARD Assistant Mains Exam Analysis for English Language (Descriptive)

  • Letter to friend telling him about two recent visits or letter to editor regarding awareness program for increase in  road accidents.
  • Essay on : Dropout in schools and preventive measures, Effect of illiteracy on economy etc.

NABARD Assistant Mains English Language paper’s overall level of difficulty ranged from Easy to Moderate.


Expected NABARD Cut off 2016

The cutoff marks usually vary according to a number of factors, like

  • Number of vacancies
  • Total number of applicants
  • Level of Difficulty of the paper

Keeping in mind all the factors and the analysis of NABARD paper, here is the expected sectional and overall cut-off for NABARD Mains 2016.

NABARD Mains Sectional Cut Off

Subject Name  Expected Cut Off
 Reasoning  14.25 Marks out of 30 Marks
 Numerical Ability  13.5 out of 30 Marks
 Computer Knowledge  12.75 out of 40 Marks
 General Awareness  16 out of 50 Marks

Overall NABARD Mains Cut Off

 GEN 82-86
 OBC 73-78
 SC 65-68

After predicting sectional and overall NABARD Mains cut off, let us now go through some General Awareness questions asked in NABARD Mains Assistant Examination 2016.


Questions asked in NABARD General Awareness Section

Let us provide you some the General Awareness questions asked in NABARD Development Assistant Mains Exam 2016:

  1. Competitive Index topped by  – Switzerland
  2.  India bagged how many olympic medals in Rio Olympics  – 2 Medals ( 1 Bronze & 1 Silver )
  3. Plant leaves becomes yellow due to –  lack of green pigment chlorophyll
  4. Full form of DDAY NRLM – Deen Dayal Antodaya Yojna (DDAY ) – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM)
  5. Many questions related to Rural loan schemes
  6.  Interest subvention for SHG – 7%
  7. Interest subvention for crop loan – 4%
  8. Indira awas yojna target completion date
  9. Capital of Uzbekistan – Tashkent
  10.  2 questions from Priority sector lending
  11. 4 Disasters under Ministry of Agriculture

We hope this article on NABARD Assistant Mains Exam Analysis and Expected Cutoff 2016 helps you understand the paper better. Stay connected for more information regarding NABARD Recruitment 2016. To excel in Bank Exams, download the Best Bank Exam Preparation App for free.

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