NABARD Development Assistant Exam Analysis

NABARD Development Assistant Exam Analysis

NABARD Development Assistant Exam Analysis 2016.

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NABARD Development Assistant Exam Analysis 

The Preliminary examination consisted of 3 sections :

English Language(40 questions, 40 marks)

Quantitative Aptitude(30 questions, 30 marks)

Reasoning(30 questions, 30 marks)

NABARD Development Assistant Exam Analysis for Shift 1

  • Level of Difficulty – Moderate (The paper was simple but tricky)
  • Negative Marking – Yes (0.25 marks)
  • Doable Questions – All
  • Surprises – None
Section Good Attempt Time
English Language  22-27  25 mins
Quantitative Aptitude  19-22  15 mins
Reasoning  18-20  20 mins
 59-69  60 mins



Section Wise Analysis

Quantitative Aptitude

Level : Moderate and doable

Quantitative Aptitude was quite doable this year. Any aspirant with a basic grip over the mathematic concepts will easy score well in this section.

English Language 

Level : Moderate but tricky

Since English held the maximum weightage in this paper, it was a deciding section. Also because the questions asked in this section today were smartly set (even though they appeared simple.)

Reasoning Ability

Level – Easy but time consuming

Reasoning Ability was doable but tricky and time management played a major issue here. Candidates using tricks and short cuts will score extremely well in this section.

Cutoff Calculating Procedure

Note: The Scores of Online Examination will be obtained by adopting the following procedure –

(i) Number of questions answered correctly by a candidate in each objective test is considered for arriving at the Corrected Score after applying penalty for wrong answers.

(ii) The Corrected Scores so obtained by a candidate are made equivalent to take care of the minor difference in difficulty level, if any, in each of the objective tests held in different sessions to arrive at the Equated Scores*

*Scores obtained by candidates on any test are equated to the base form by considering the distribution of scores of all the forms. (i) Testwise scores and scores on total is reported with decimal points upto two digits.

Note : Cutoffs may be applied in two stages : (i) On scores in individual tests (ii) On Total Score