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Nagaland Civil Services Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 18th February, 2021
NPSC

Nagaland Civil Services Examination is conducted by the Nagaland Public Service Commission to recruit the qualified candidates in the administrative posts like NCS, NPS, NSS, and Allied Services Examination.

Nagaland Civil Services Examination is highly competitive, and to have an edge in it, careful planning, meticulous preparation, and unwavering dedication is required. Thousands of candidates appear annually in this exam, and the availability of services is subjected to vary based on the number of vacancies available in the particular year.

Exam Highlights

Level of Exam Graduate, State Level
Exam Medium English
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam To recruit qualified candidates in various posts of civil service.
Conducting Body Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC)
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NCSE Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. The candidate must be a citizen of India.

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. The candidate must be a graduate from a recognized university.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The age of the candidate to appear in the NCSE examination should be minimum of 21 years and maximum of 30 years.
    However, there are age relaxations for candidates belonging to the reserved categories. They are given below in the table:
    Category Upper Age Limit
    SC/ST 35 years
    Government Employee 35 years
    *Note

    There is no attempt restriction for the candidates provided the upper age limit has not been exceeded.

  7. Restrictions on Attempts
  8. There is no attempt restriction for the candidates provided the upper age limit has not been exceeded.

NCSE Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application To be notified
Last Date of Application To be notified
Date of Preliminary Exam To be notified

NCSE Exam Pattern 2021

Nagaland Civil Services Exam consists of three stages:
Stage I: Preliminary examination consists of one paper carrying a maximum of 200 marks.
Stage II: After that, Mains examination consisting of 3 papers carrying 200 for each paper.
Stage III: This stage consists of a Personality Test (Interview).

Pattern for Preliminary Exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper I
Qualifying Nature Objective (Multiple Choice) 180 mins one third (0.33) of the marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. 200

Pattern for Main Exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 General Essay, Comprehension & Grammar
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 200
2 Paper – I: General Studies
Merit Ranking Nature Objective (Multiple Choice) 180 mins one third (0.33) of the marks will be deducted for each wrong answer 200
3 Paper – II
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 200
Total Marks* 600

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Pattern for Personality Test

The candidates shall be interviewed by the Board constituted by the Nagaland Public Service Commission.

NCSE Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Preliminary Exam

1 Prelims Paper I

  • General Science: General appreciation and understanding of science, including matters of every day observation and experience as may be expected of a well educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific discipline.
  •  History: Broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic, political aspects, social and cultural heritage of India, emphasizing unity in diversity.
  • Nagaland: Social, cultural and heritage of its people.
  • Geography: Geography of India including the physical, social, economic, geography and on the main features of Indian agricultural and natural resources.
  •  Indian Polity and Economy: Country’s political, Executive, Judicial System, Local Bodies, Rural and Community Development and Economic Planning in India.
  • Indian National Movement: Nature and character of the Nineteenth century resurgence, growth of nationalism and attainment of independence.
  •  General Mental Ability Test: Analysis of classified data, logical and behavioural reasoning, analogies, basic arithmetic, numerical ability and basic concept of computers.
  •  Current events: Latest development on all the fields detailed above including science and technology and environmental awareness.

Syllabus for Main Exam

1 Mains General Essay, Comprehension & Grammar

  • General Essay : Crisis management, Social problems, Analysis and solutions. Current events of national and international importance. Current events relating to State of Nagaland.
  • Comprehension
  • Grammar

2 Mains Paper – I: General Studies

  • Modern history of India and Indian culture.
  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • Statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams.
  • Basic and everyday science.
  • Nagaland in all aspects. Modern history of India and Indian culture will cover the broad history of the country from about the middle of the nineteenth century (advent of European invasion) and would include questions on Gandhi and Nehru. Statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams, Questions on basic and everyday science and General information on Nagaland will also be asked.

3 Mains Paper – II

  • Indian polity and Public Administration:  Indian polity and Public Administration will include questions on Constitution, administration and Political system in India.
  • Indian economy and geography: On Indian economy and geography, questions will be put on planning, physical, economic and social geography of India.
  • Social problems and sensitive issues including environmental problems: Social problems and sensitive issues will include problems like child labour, HIV/AIDS, gender bias, minorities, SC/ST, illiteracy, poverty, employment etc. Global issues such as environmental problems will be covered.
  • Nagaland-geography, society, culture and heritage.
  • Administration in Nagaland: Nagaland administration will cover topics in general administration like organizational structure, local bodies, functions, control, social welfare oriented programmes, etc.

Syllabus for Personality Test

The Interview is intended to assess the overall intelligence and the personality of a candidate and also the aptitude and attitude relevant to the services opted for, rather than merely the range of their information and memory.

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