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Syllabus of Nagaland PSC

There will be 3 (three) stages of examinations:

  1. Preliminary Examination

  2. Main Examination

  3. Interview/Viva-voce

Preliminary Examination: Time: 3 Hrs

The Preliminary examination will consist of 1 (one) paper of objective type (MCQ with OMR Answer Sheet) carrying a maximum of 200 marks in the syllabus given below. This Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. 

Syllabus for Preliminary Examination (MCQ)

  1. 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.

  2. History: Broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic, political aspects, social and cultural heritage of India, emphasizing unity in diversity.

  3. Nagaland: Social, cultural and heritage of its people.

  4. Geography: Geography of India including the physical, social, economic, geography and on 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 behavioural reasoning, analogies, basic arithmetic, numerical ability and basic concept of computers.

  8. Current events: Latest development on all the fields detailed above including science and technology and environmental awareness.

Main Examination:

The Main examination will consist of 3 (three) papers, namely:

  1. General Essay, Comprehension and Grammar (Marks: 200, Time: 3 Hrs)

  2. General Studies Paper-I in objective type (MCQ- with OMR Sheet) (Marks: 200, Time: 3 Hrs)

  3. General Studies Paper-II in descriptive form of short and long answer type (Marks: 200, Time: 3 Hrs)

Syllabus for Main Examination (Descriptive & MCQ)

1.    General Essay, Comprehension & Grammar        

  • There will be 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 State of Nagaland    (50x2=100)

  • Comprehension                                                        80 marks

  • Grammar                                                                   20 marks

2.    General Studies Paper – I (MCQ)

  • 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. 

3.   General Studies Paper – II (Descriptive)

  • 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.


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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