NWDA Recruitment 2022: Exam Date, Notification, Admit Card

NWDA Recruitment 2022: Exam Date, Notification, Admit Card

ByParnab Mallick  |  Updated on: Nov 7, 2022
NWDA Recruitment 2022 notification is released. Candidates can check Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, NWDA Exam date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern and other details here.

NWDA or National Water Development Agency, recruits worthy candidates for positions such as Stenographer, Junior Engineer, Upper Division Clerk, Hindi Translator, and more. It conducts a national-level exam that witnesses thousands of applicants from all over India. NWDA recruitment includes a screening process with a computer-based test and a skill test. 

To participate in the recruitment process, candidates must have information regarding the syllabus and exam pattern, the application process, NWDA exam date, vacancy, cut off, salary, and other aspects of the exam.

This is an impeccable opportunity for applicants wishing to secure a government position that provides immense job security and satisfaction. This page will equip candidates with all the relevant information they need to become a part of the NWDA recruitment drive.

NWDA Recruitment 2022

NWDA recruitment 2022 began with the release of the official notification on 22 April 2022. The notification revealed important information regarding the exam and selection process, such as the NWDA exam date, application window, syllabus, exam pattern, selection criteria, eligibility, admit card dates, and more. 

According to the NWDA notification 2022, the recruitment drive is conducted for the positions of Junior Engineer, Junior Accountant, Upper Division Clerk, and Stenographer Grade II. On 13 October 2022, NWDA released the result for CBT 2 exam that was held on 18 and 25 September 2022. The list of shortlisted candidates was uploaded on the NWDA official website.

Latest Updates:

13 October 2022: The result for the CBT 2 exam held on 18 and 25 September 2022 is announced.

6 September 2022: The official date for the CBT 2 exam is changed by the authorities. The exam will now be held on 25 September 2022.

26 August 2022. The NWDA exam date for the CBT 2 stage has been announced.

30 July 2022: The CBT 1 exam is conducted by the National Water Development Agency through online mode.

22 April 2022: NWDA Recruitment notification is released.

NWDA Recruitment 2022 Highlights

Candidates interested in NWDA recruitment must be aware of all the important details regarding the same. As per the official notification for NWDA 2022, the online application for the recruitment process commenced on 23 April 2022. We have summarized the critical points about the exam in the following table.


NWDA Recruitment Details

Name of the Organization

National Water Development Agency


Junior Engineer (Civil), Hindi Translator, Junior Account Officer, Upper Division Clerk, Lower Division Clerk, Stenographer Grade-II



Notification Release Date

22 April 2022

Application Mode


Selection Process

Written Exam (CBT) and Skill Test


Across India

Official Website


NWDA Recruitment Notification PDF

The official NWDA notification 2022 for Junior Engineer (Civil), Hindi Translator, Junior Account Officer, Upper Division Clerk, Lower Division Clerk, and Stenographer Grade-II post was released on 22 April 2022 on the NWDA official website. With the release of the notification, the online application window for the recruitment process commenced. The notification PDF revealed a vivid depiction of the NWDA Recruitment process that is important for all aspirants to learn. However, the official notification didn't reveal the exam dates, which were revealed much later. All interested candidates can check the notification PDF from the link given below.

NWDA 2022 Important Dates

All the important dates regarding NWDA recruitment are provided below as per the official notification. Check out the exam dates for CBT 1 and CBT 2 and online application dates in the following table.



NWDA Notification Date

22 April 2022

Online Application Start Date

23 April 2022

Last Date to Apply Online

23 May 2022

Admit Card release date


CBT 1 Exam Date

30 July 2022

CBT 2 Exam Date

25 September 2022

NWDA Result 2021

13 October 2022

Skill Test Date

To be notified

Check - NWDA Syllabus 2021

NWDA Vacancy 2022

The NWDA vacancy for the year 2022 was not revealed in the official notification. We will update the information here once it is added to the NWDA official website. Till then, candidates can check the vacancy information from the last cycle below.

NWDA Vacancy 2021-22

In 2021, the total number of vacancies released by NWDA for UDC, LDC, Steno, and other posts was 62. Here you can check the vacancy distribution in the table below. The number of vacancies for the post of Junior Engineer was 16, for LDC was 23, for UDC was 12, for the Junior Accounts Officer and Stenographer was 5 each and for Hindi Translator was only 1.



Junior Engineer


Lower Division Clerk


Upper Division Clerk 


Jr. Accounts Officer




Hindi Translator




NWDA Syllabus

Get a complete overview of the NWDA Syllabus and Exam pattern here. Candidates must be well-versed with the latest syllabus topics as soon as they start their preparation. The syllabus for NWDA recruitment consists of the following topics - General Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Computer literacy, and General English/Hindi. Read the detailed syllabus topics below.

NWDA Syllabus for General Knowledge: India History, Indian Economy, Indian Polity & Constitution, Indian Geography, Scientific Research, Awards and honors, Sports, World and Indian Current Affairs.

NWDA Syllabus for Mathematics: Number System, Averages, Percentages, Time and Work, Profit and loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio and Proportions, Time and Distance.

NWDA Syllabus for Logical Reasoning: Analogies, Similarities and differences, Word building, Relation concepts, Arithmetic series, Number Series, Semantic Series, Coding and Decoding, Classification.

NWDA Syllabus for Computer Literacy: Computer Organisation, Characteristics of Computer, Hardware and Software, Input Devices, Operating Systems, MS Office, Information Technology and Society, Application of IT for E-Governance, etc.

NWDA Syllabus for English: Comprehension, One word substitution, Synonyms and Antonyms, Spelling error, Spotting errors in sentences, Grammar, Noun, Pronoun, Adjectives, Verbs, Prepositions, Conjunction, Use of Articles, Idioms and Phrases.

NWDA Exam Pattern

Now, let’s take a look at the NWDA Exam Pattern briefly to understand how you must approach the question paper and curate a study plan. As you can tell from the table illustrated below, the exam is split into 5 sections that carry an equal amount of weightage. Hence, candidates must prepare for the sections accordingly and devote equal time to all.


Number of Questions


General Hindi / English



Logical Reasoning



General Knowledge



Quantitative Aptitude/ Mathematics



Computer Literacy




100 Questions

100 Marks


NWDA Eligibility Criteria 2022

Like any other government exam, there is a set eligibility criterion to participate in NWDA recruitment as prescribed on the NWDA official website. Candidates interested in being a part of the upcoming cycles must pay attention to all the conditions, as failing to fulfill them will lead to the cancellation of their candidature at any stage. They must qualify for the NWDA Eligibility criteria to advance in the selection process. Check out the eligibility criteria for the UDC, LDC, JE, Stenographer, Translator, and Account Officer positions. Check the age limit, education qualification, age relaxation, and other details here.

Age Limit

Candidates must fall within the prescribed NWDA age limit prescribed by the authorities. The minimum and maximum age to participate in NWDA recruitment are 18 years and 27 years, respectively. However, the age limit can differ according to some of the positions. For instance, the maximum age to apply for the Hindi Translator or Junior Account Officer post is 30 years. Moreover, age relaxation is applicable for the reserved categories per government norms.

Age Limit

Minimum Age

18 years

Maximum Age

27 years (for all other posts)

Maximum Age

30 years (for Jr. Account Officer & Hindi Translator posts)

Age Relaxations

Check out the age relaxation criteria applicable for NWDA recruitment below. Candidates who belong to the below mentioned categories are entitled to the age relaxation as illustrated in the table.




5 years


3 years

Physically Handicapped

10 years


Service rendered in Army/ Navy/ Air force plus 3 years

Educational Qualification

Candidates interested in NWDA recruitment must have the requisite educational qualifications. Since there are multiple positions under NWDA, candidates must ensure that they fulfill the qualification for the particular posts.

NWDA Posts

Educational Qualification

Junior Engineer

Diploma in Civil Engineering or equivalent from a recognized University or equivalent.


12th Class passed from a recognized Board/University. Skill(Shorthand) Test (on Computer) at the speed of 80 wpm.

Hindi Translator

Master's degree from a recognized University in Hindi with English as a compulsory or elective subject or as the medium of examination at the degree level; OR 

Master's degree from a recognized University in English with Hindi as a compulsory or elective subject or as the medium of examination at the degree level; OR 

Master's degree from a recognized University in any subject other than Hindi or English, with Hindi medium and English as a compulsory or elective subject or as the medium of an examination at the degree level; OR 

Master's degree from a recognized University in any subject other than Hindi or English, with English medium and Hindi as a compulsory or elective subject or as the medium of an examination at the degree level; OR 

Master's Degree of a recognized University in any subject other than Hindi or English, with Hindi and English as compulsory or elective subjects or either of the two as a medium of examination and the other as a compulsory or elective subject at degree level; AND 

Recognized Diploma or Certificate course in translation from Hindi to English & vice versa or two years experience of translation work from Hindi to English and vice versa in Central or State Government office, including Government of India Undertaking.

Jr. Account Officer

Degree in Commerce from a recognized University/Institute. Three-year experience in Cash and Accounts in a Government Office/PSU/Autonomous Body/ Statutory Body

Upper Division Clerk

Degree from a recognized University.

Lower Division Clerk

12th Class passed from a recognized Board, and A typing speed of 35 w.p.m. in English or 30 w.p.m. in Hindi on the computer.

NWDA Salary

The National Water Development Agency offers a good salary structure that can appeal to applicants. The positions of JE, Hindi translator, and Jr. Account Officers are at pay level 6. The UDC and Stenographer positions fall under pay level 4, whereas LDC falls under pay level 2. There are many allowances and perks in addition to basic pay. You will get HRA, DA, Travel allowance, medical facilities, life insurance, and accident insurance as add-ons with the NWDA Salary.


Pay Scale

Junior Engineer

Level - 6 (Rs.35400-112400/-)

Lower Division Clerk

Level - 6 (Rs.35400-112400/-)

Upper Division Clerk 

Level - 6 (Rs.35400-112400/-)

Jr. Accounts Officer

Level - 4 (Rs. 25500- 81100/-)


Level - 4 (Rs. 25500- 81100/-)

Hindi Translator

Level -2 (Rs.19900- 63200/-)

NWDA Recruitment 2022: Selection Process

All candidates must check the selection process for the various posts as notified in the notification PDF before starting their preparation for NWDA recruitment. 

  • Junior Engineer, Hindi Translator, Junior Account Officer, & UDC: The selection will be based on the computer-based online examination performance.
  • Stenographer Gr-II & LDC: The selection is made through the computer-based online test and skill test (shorthand/ typing).


NWDA Apply Online

The National Water Development Agency activated the online application link for NWDA recruitment 2022 on 23 April 2022. The last date to apply for the position of UDC, LDC, JE, and other posts was 23 May 2022 as per the official notification.

Steps to Apply for NWDA Recruitment

Follow the instructions to fill out the application form correctly. By following these steps, you can complete an application for NWDA recruitment smoothly.

  • Visit the official website nwda.gov.in or click on the link given below and skip the next two steps.
  • Click on the Advertisement tab,
  • The Online Form page will open,
  • Click on the register button on the page.


  • Fill in all the details sought there,
  • Pay the application fee as applicable,
  • Upload photo, signature, and required documents,
  • Take the printout of the application for future reference.

NWDA Application Fee

The NWDA has a fixed application form fee that candidates must pay to participate in NWDA recruitment. The category-wise application fee is given below.


Fee (Rs.)

General/ OBC (Male)


SC/ ST/ Women/ EWS/ PwD


NWDA Admit Card 2022

Aspirants who successfully fill out their applications for NWDA recruitment can download their admit cards 10-15 days before the exam. Candidates must note that the admit card is an essential document without which they will not be allowed to appear for the exam. Moreover, the hall ticket will not be sent by mail, and candidates must download it from the official website.

How to Download NWDA Admit Card 2022?

Let's take a look at the detailed steps to download the NWDA admit card:

  • Visit the NWDA official website.
  • Click on the link shown for NWDA admit card 2022.
  • Enter your required credentials, such as your registration ID/number and password, and click submit.
  • Download the admit card and save two copies for future reference.

NWDA Result 2022

After the CBT 2 exam was successfully conducted on 25 September 2022, the officials of NWDA announced the NWDA Result for the position of Junior Engineer, Upper Division Clerk, and Junior Accountant. Candidates who took the CBT 2 exam can check their results to find out whether they have cleared the second stage. We have added the direct link to the Result PDF below.

NWDA Result 2022

Candidates can also check the list of shortlisted candidates for different positions by going through the following PDFs:

NWDA Answer Key 2022

Going through the NWDA answer key 2022 is important for the candidates who attempted the exam. This is because, with the help of the answer key for NWDA recruitment, candidates can check the accuracy of their answers and calculate the tentative scores. On 27 September 2022, NWDA shared the official NWDA answer key 2022 for the 2nd stage Computer-Based Test, which was held on 25 September 2022. Check out the direct link to the Answer key PDF below.

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NWDA Recruitment FAQs

  • The notification for the NWDA recruitment for the 2022 cycle was released on 22 April 2022. The official notification revealed all the critical details regarding the selection process, including the NWDA exam date and application window. NWDA also released a separate notification for CBT 2 stage on 26 August 2022. You can find the direct links to access the notifications below.

  • The online application window for NWDA recruitment for the year 2022 began on 23 April 2022 and closed on 23 May 2022. Only the candidates who applied for the exam during this window are eligible for the current recruitment cycle. The application dates were revealed in the official notification for NWDA recruitment by the authorities.

  • Candidates must understand that the educational qualification for NWDA recruitment depends on the posts. There are 6 posts available under NWDA, and you can read about their detailed educational qualification and NWDA Eligibility in the post. Please check all qualifications above before applying for the exam.

  • In order to be eligible to apply for NWDA recruitment, the aspirant must be between 18 and 30 years of age for a Hindi translator and account officer. For other posts, the age limit is 18 to 27 years. The age relaxation norms are applicable as per government guidelines.

  • No, you cannot apply offline for the NWDA recruitment 2022. The applications are only available online. Furthermore, candidates must make sure they apply for the exam during the application window and not after that. This is because any applications after the last date to apply online will not be considered.

  • NWDA Syllabus comprises 5 different subjects that carry equal weightage in the exam as per the exam pattern. These subjects are meant to test the candidate's theoretical and practical knowledge as well as analytical skills required for each position. You must prepare the following subjects for NWDA recruitment:

    • General Knowledge
    • General English
    • Logical Reasoning
    • Mathematical Aptitude
    • Computer Literacy
  • NWDA released the official Answer Key after the second stage CBT on 27 September 2022. Candidates also got a chance to check and raise objections against the Answer Key in the given window. You can check the Answer key through the direct link provided below:

  • In order to prepare for any government exam, candidates must follow a few tried and tested techniques that include the following:

    • Thoroughly examine the NWDA Syllabus and exam pattern prescribed by the authorities.
    • Solve previous year question papers to familiarise yourself with the exam pattern.
    • Revise the topics you have covered frequently and test your knowledge by solving mock tests daily.
    • Devote appropriate time to each subject as they carry equal weightage and brush up on your GK.
  • Thousands of candidates take the exam to become a part of NWDA recruitment, as it offers lucrative posts with good salaries. However, not every candidate has a good chance of cracking the exam. Only the candidates who start preparing much before and make sincere efforts can crack the exam and become a part of the NWDA recruitment drive.

  • NWDA Salary differs as per the position offered by the Agency. Candidates can read the detailed salary structure for each post on our NWDA Salary page and know what to expect if they get selected. Moreover, each NWDA post offers lucrative allowances and additional perks, which make increase the financial benefits of the jobs.

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