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Everything You Need To Know About NPSC Preparation

Nagaland Public Service Commission or NPSC is a constitutional body, mandated to conduct the prestigious NPSC exam. Through this exam, officers are recruited to serve in the state government of Nagaland. Also, the State Civil Services provide opportunities for candidates to serve society and the country. The State Civil Services Exams are very complex and dynamic and preparation for it requires hard work and the correct guidance. NPSC coaching classes support your hard work with appropriate and timely guidance. This article is intended to tell you everything about the NPSC exam preparation.

Table of Contents

  1. About NPSC Examination
  2. Role of Coaching in NPSC Preparation
  3. Reasons to join Online Coaching for NPSC
  4. Why one should join Chahal Academy for NPSC preparation
  5. Stages of Nagaland Public Service Commission Examination
      • Prelims
      • Mains
      1. General Essay, Comprehension & Grammar
      2. General Studies - Paper – I (Objective type)
      3. General Studies - Paper – II (Descriptive type)
      • Interview
  6. Eligibility Criteria - Important for NPSC Preparation
      • Educational Qualification
      • Age Limit
      • Age Relaxation
      • Number of attempts
  7. How to prepare for Nagaland Public Service Commission ?
      • Prelims of NPSC
      • Mains of NPSC
      • Interview
  8. Booklist for NPSC preparation
  9. FAQs Regarding NPSC

About NPSC Examination:-

Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC) recruits for the vacancies in State Services in Nagaland through the most prestigious exam the NPSC examination. It releases notifications and applications for this examination every year for the recruitment for different posts in departments under the government of Nagaland. Eligible candidates can apply online after the release of notification. The main purpose of this article is intended to provide a general idea about the NPSC examination and guidance for the preparation. Candidates can prepare for the exam either through offline or online coaching classes.

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Role of Coaching in NPSC Preparation

Coaching plays a vital role in helping students prepare for the State Public Service Exams. It helps to increase the chances of success by preparing a customized study plan based on the strengths and weaknesses of the student. It also gives an overview of the examination pattern and changing dynamics. However, it should be noted that coaching cannot guarantee your success. But, it provides an environment for overall development which is needed to crack any exam. Instead, it completely depends on the applicant whether to enroll in one or not.

Reasons to join Online Coaching for NPSC – Online NPSC course

Teaching

  • Your time, Your Place: Offline NPSC coaching has a fixed timetable but online coaching is very flexible. Moreover, the candidate saves time from traveling between home and coaching.
  • Rescheduling: The biggest advantage of online coaching is that no lecture will be missed because you can watch it anytime anywhere on your laptop or phone. In other words, online coaching is the best way to prepare especially if you are a working professional/college-going student or a homemaker. Also, you can watch the videos whenever you are free.
  • Super Affordable Fees: Generally, the cost of coaching for NPSC exam preparation is approximately between Rs.50,000/- to Rs.75,000/-. But online coaching is inexpensive.

Why one should join Chahal Academy for NPSC preparation

Chahal Academy is a one-stop solution to all your queries in Civil services by our expert faculty team. We provide high-quality study material and candidates need not face any difficulty in collecting them. Candidates can trust Chahal Academy for the NPSC preparation as our academy provides facilities for the overall development of candidates through an interactive learning environment.

  • More than 400 hours of the MPPSC Foundation Course lectures are provided in multiple scheduled batches. Our course design includes coverage of a Topic-wise Syllabus. Also, it is taught by the most trusted and senior faculties of our team and you can avail personalized attention in case of any difficulty.
  • The subject matter experts of our academy are supported by an up-to-date content team.
  • You can choose the desired time and place.
  • Above all, the course is super inexpensive.
  • Also, we provide regular tests to improve students' time management and accuracy.
  • Most importantly, the videos of lectures are available 24x7. So, you can watch the videos at your convenience. Chahal Academy focuses on strengthening the base of the student.

Stages of Nagaland Public Service Commission Examination

The NPSC exam is divided into 3 stages - Prelims, Mains and Interview.

Prelims:-

There is only one Prelims paper of 200 marks of 3 hours duration and there is no scheme for negative marking for incorrect options at this stage. Prelims is an eligibility test and marks obtained in this exam are not considered in the final merit list. This exam is undertaken to qualify for the second stage i.e. the Mains exam.
The syllabus of NPSC is divided into 8 segments-
  1. General Science:
    General appreciation and understanding of science, including everyday observation and experience as may be expected of a well-educated person who has not made a special study of scientific discipline.
  2. History:
    Broad general understanding of the subject in social, economic, political aspects, social and cultural heritage of India, emphasizing unity in diversity.
  3. Nagaland:
    People's Social, cultural and heritage.
  4. Geography:
    Geography of India, including the physical, social, economic, and main features of Indian agricultural and natural resources..
  5. Indian Polity and Economy:
    Country’s political, Executive, Judicial System, Local Bodies, Rural and Community Development and Economic Planning in India.
  6. Indian National Movement:
    Nature and character of the Nineteenth century resurgence, growth of nationalism and attainment of independence.
  7. General Mental Ability Test:
    Analysis of classified data, logical and behavioral reasoning, analogies, basic arithmetic, numerical ability and basic concept of computers.
  8. Current events:
    The latest development in various fields, including science and technology and environmental awareness.

Mains:-

The Mains examination consists of 3 papers and each paper is of 200 marks.

  1. General Essay, Comprehension & Grammar
    This paper consists of 2 (two) General Essay Questions from the following topics:
    • Crisis management, Social problems, Analysis, and solutions.
    • Current events of national and international importance.
    • Current events relating to the State of Nagaland.
    • Comprehension
    • Grammar
  2. General Studies - Paper -I (Objective type)
    1. Modern history of India and Indian culture.
    2. Current events of national and international importance.
    3. Statistical analysis, graphs, and diagrams.
    4. Basic and everyday science.
    5. Nagaland in all aspects. A broad history of the country from about the middle of the 19th century (the advent of European invasion), Gandhi, and Nehru.
    6. Statistical analysis, graphs, and diagrams
    7. Questions on basic and everyday science, experiences of a modern man.
    8. General information on Nagaland
  3. General Studies - Paper -II (Descriptive type)
    1. Indian polity and Public Administration.
    2. Indian economy and geography.
    3. Social problems and sensitive issues including environmental problems.
    4. Nagaland-geography, society, culture, and heritage.
    5. Nagaland Administration
IMPORTANT: Paper -1 is an objective-type question paper and the rest two General Studies papers are descriptive type. There is a negative marking scheme and 1/3rd of marks will be deducted for each incorrect option in Mains objective papers.

Interview:-

NPSC Mock Interview

  • The interview is a viva type Q & A type series where questions about current affairs, the candidate's observation, experiences, educational background, etc. are being asked by a very competent and unbiased interview panel. This test is intended to test the personality of the candidates and their suitability for civil Services.

Eligibility Criteria – Important for NPSC preparation

Nationality

The candidate must be a citizen of India.

Educational Qualification

  • 3-year Graduation/degree from a recognized university of India or equivalent qualification.

Age Limit

  • The general category candidates must not be less than 21 years and not exceed 30 years on the prescribed cut-off date by the commission. However, the commission provides for age relaxation to Reserved Categories of state.

Age Relaxation

  • For SC/ST candidates, the age relaxation is 5 years.
  • Government Employees, equal to the number of years they spent in service (subject to a maximum of 5 years).

Number of attempts

There is no specific attempt limit by the NPSC for the Nagaland state Civil Services exam except the condition related to the upper age limit.

How to Prepare for Nagaland Public Service commission

Prelims of NPSC:-

  • Newspaper - You should read the newspaper daily. Because the newspaper will give you all the information on current affairs, international affairs and much more.
  • Government Websites - Government websites will provide you with 100% authentic information. Also, you should trust these authentic sites only.
  • Keep your Booklist short - Firstly, you do not need every book in the world for the preparation. Secondly, pick the best books so you can have a shorter list which you can read again and again to polish your knowledge.
  • Notes - Always keep your notes short and precise because notes will help you remember everything and help you finish revision in lesser time before the exams.
  • Revision - Revision is the key to clearing the NPSC exam. This is the only way you can retain what you have studied.
  • Mock tests - AYou should always appear for multiple mock tests. It helps you to brush up your skills and knowledge. Also, it will prepare you for the final day.

Mains of NPSC:-

  • Again,the newspaper is an inevitable step. The news will help you enrich your answers and
  • Moreover, always trust government websites as they are authentic.
  • You should always make your notes precisely. Also, always prepare the notes for prelims and mains together i.e. comprehensive notes.
  • Mock tests and Revisions will increase your speed and skills.

Interview:-

  • For the personality test/interview, you have to sit for mock interviews. This will help you to experience Q and A round with an interviewer panel which will prepare your body and mind for the final day. So, enhance your personality through Mock Interviews. Furthermore, go through your Detailed Application Form (DAF) thoroughly and keep yourself updated with the latest current issues. Participate in group discussions with your friends so that you can speak about it without hesitation and nervousness.

Booklist for NPSC preparation:-

Booklist

  1. History: Spectrum for Modern India and NCERT books for Ancient and Medieval India.
  2. Geography: NCERT books of class XI and XII along with the G.C Leong book. While studying Geography, you should always have Orient Blakswan Atlas to mark the place, mountains, and rivers on the Atlas.
  3. Indian Economy: Read Chahal Academy Economy booklet. Further, a large number of economy questions come from Current affairs also.
  4. General Science: NCERT books from 6th to 12th books, you can also read Tata McGraw Hill book.
  5. Environment: Chahal Academy Environment booklet or IGNOU material is more than enough.
  6. Polity: Go for M. Laxmikant. There is no substitute for this book.
  7. Nagaland Special: You can pick any book based on issues and facts on Nagaland for the NPSC exam.

At last, you must have faith in yourself and prepare for this battle by working hard and smartly by making a good strategy. This examination is not about how hard you have worked, rather it is about how smartly you balanced your hard work. We wish you Good luck!!

If you are made up your mind for NPSC You can visit the official website of NPSC for further details.

FAQ'S regarding NPSC

1. When was the NPSC formed ?
A. NPSC was formed in the year 1965.

1. What is the age requirement for NPSC ?
A. A candidate who wishes to appear in the NPSC exam must be at least 21 years and not more than 30 years of age. However, there is age relaxation for reserved categories.