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Everything You Need To Know About NPSC Preparation

NPSC stands for Nagaland Public Service Commission. This exam recruits officers to the state government of Nagaland. Moreover, this service provides opportunities for candidates to serve society and the country. NPSC exam preparation requires hard work and the correct guidance will be provided by online or offline NPSC coaching classes. Let us 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. So, it releases notifications and applications to this examination every year for the recruitment for different posts in departments under the government of Nagaland. In other words, eligible candidates can apply online after the release of notification. Also, the main purpose of this article is to provide complete information about the NPSC examination and guidance for the preparation. Candidates can prepare for the exam either through offline or online coaching classes.

Role of Coaching in NPSC Preparation

Classroom Teaching

Coaching plays a vital role in the preparation for State Public Service Exams. Moreover, coaching helps you in the preparation and increases the chances of success. However, it completely depends on the applicant whether to choose it or not. Also, coaching reduces the workload of the candidate by giving what is exactly needed - the right direction and all the necessary study material. Coaching 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.

Reasons to join Online Coaching for NPSC – Online NPSC course


  • 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 the field of Civil services because we have an expert faculty team. Also, we provide high-quality study material and candidates do not face any difficulty in collecting the same. Moreover, candidates can trust Chahal Academy for NPSC preparation as this academy provides facilities for the overall development of candidates through a learning environment.

  • Firstly, more than 400 hours of the NPSC Foundation Course lectures are provided.
  • Secondly, the course includes coverage of a Topic-wise Syllabus. Also, it is taught by the most trusted and senior faculty members of our academy. Moreover, the subject matter experts are supported by an up-to-date content team.
  • On the other hand, you get personal attention in case of any difficulty.
  • You can choose the desired time and place from our wide range of batches.
  • Also, regular tests improve time management and accuracy.
  • Most importantly, the videos of lectures are available 24 x 7. So, you can watch the videos according to your preference.
  • Above all, the course is super inexpensive.
  • Chahal Academy focuses on strengthening the base of the student and this is our strongest point. We believe that if your foundation is strong, there is no way that you cannot clear this exam.

Stages of Nagaland Public Service Commission Examination

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


There is only one Prelims paper which is of 3 hours and carries 200 marks. However, marks are not considered in the final merit list. This exam is undertaken to qualify for the second stage i.e. the Mains exam.
  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, geography and the 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 all the fields detailed above including science and technology and environmental awareness.


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: There is negative marking if a candidate chooses the wrong answer. 1/3rd of marks assigned to the question or 0.33 marks will be deducted in both the Prelims and Mains objective papers.


NPSC Mock Interview

  • Basically, the interview is a viva type Q & A type series where questions pertaining to current affairs and educational background are being asked from candidates.
  • The Viva-voce will be to test the personality of the candidates. This test will be in matters of general interest and is intended to test the candidate’s alertness. For instance, the presence of mind and general outlook will be tested.

Eligibility Criteria – Important for NPSC preparation


The candidate must be a citizen of India.

Educational Qualification

  • Graduation/degree from a recognized university of India or equivalent qualification.
  • An equivalent degree or 3-year qualification equivalent to graduation is applicable.

Age Limit

  • The general age criteria is that candidates should be a minimum of 21 to 30 years.

Age Relaxation

  • For SC/ST candidates, the age relaxation is 5 years.
  • For those candidates who want to sit for NPSC civil services cadre but are serving in another government position, the age relaxation is equal to the number of years they still have in service. (The maximum number of years in service should not be more than 5 years).

Number of attempts

There is no specific limit by the NPSC for the number of times a candidate can sit for the exam. However, the only condition is that they have to strictly adhere 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 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.


  • For 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 application form from tip to toe and keep yourself updated with the latest current issues so that you are able to talk about it.

Booklist for NPSC preparation


  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 smart by making a good strategy. This examination is not about how hard you have worked, rather it is about how smart you have worked. We wish you Good luck!! 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.

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