Nitrobenzene hydrogenation is a widely used process applied for aniline production. Nitrobenzene hydrogenation kinetics greatly depends on catalyst properties and structure therefore, its study can shed light on process particularities and catalyst properties. The article is devoted to study of nitrobenzene hydrogenation kinetics for monometallic Ni (18.4 wt.%) containing hypercrosslinked polystyrene and bimetallic Pd(0.5 wt.%), Ni(17.9 wt.%) containing hypercrosslinked polystyrene. Nitrobenzene concentration and hydrogen partial pressure influence was studied in a variety of conditions. Nitrobenzene hydrogenation over monometallic sample shows the formation of essential amounts of side products - nitrozobenzene and phenylhydroxylamine while for bimetallic sample direct formation of aniline was noticed. Langmuir–Hinshelwood model was used to study reaction kinetics. A complex model including azobenzene, phenylhydrohylamine and aniline formation steps was developed for monometallic catalyst. The reaction model for bimetallic Ni, Pd catalyst contains only direct aniline formation reaction due to high process selectivity. Values of adsorption and reaction constants are higher for bimetallic catalyst that can explain its enhanced nitrobenzene hydrogenation rate.