NPS Grade A Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme 2022

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NPS Trust Officer Grade A (Assistant Manager) Exam Pattern 2022

NPS Trust Officer Grade A (Assistant Manager) Exam Dates

To clear any competitive exam, the exam pattern and exam syllabus become a matter of concern for many aspirants. To ease your doubt we have listed the detailed exam pattern for NPS Trust Grade A Officer. The NPS Trust Grade A selection procedure will take place over 3 stages-

  • Phase 1 - Online Exam
  • Phase 2 - Online Exam
  • Phase 3 - Interview

NPS Trust Officer Grade A (Assistant Manager)

The NPS Trust Officer Grade A Phase 1 will be an online objective exam. The NPS Trust Officer exam 2022 for Grade A (Assistant Manager) consists of four sections

  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness + Financial Sector Awareness  
  • English Language

Each section has a different sectional time limit and also the number of questions varies. You need to qualify each section besides qualifying the overall merit as decided by the National Pension System Trust. Further details can be obtained from the table below.

Phase 1: Paper 1 (Online Written Test)

StreamSubjectNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
All Stream English Language 20 25 1 hour
Reasoning 20 25
General Awareness + Financial Sector Awareness 20 25
Quantitative Aptitude 20 25
Overall Total 80 100 1 hour
All Stream Multiple choice questions on Specialized subject related to stream. - 100 40 minutes

Phase 2 (Online Written Test)

The NPS Trust Grade A Phase 2 exam will also comprise 2 papers. The details of the Phase 2 exam for NPST Grade A 2022 have been provided for you below.

StreamPaperSubjectMaximum MarksDuration
All Stream Paper 1 English (Descriptive Test) 100 1 hour
Paper 2 Multiple choice questions on specialized subject related to stream. 100 40 minutes

Phase 3 - Interview

If you clear NPS Trust Officer Grade A Phase 1, you will be called for Phase 2. The Group Discussion and Interview for NPST Officer Grade A can be given either in Hindi or English. You need to bring all the documents that will be mentioned in your call letter for Phase 2.

Final Merit List

The final merit for NPST Officer Grade A will be prepared by combining the marks obtained in Phase 2 and Phase 3. Phase 2 will have 50% weightage and Phase 3 (Interview) will have 30% weightage. The remaining 20% will be derived from the required work experience as outlined in the NPST eligibility criteria 2022. 

Please note, for NPST Grade A Rajbhasha stream, the marks obtained in Phase 2 will have 50% weightage and Phase 3 (Interview) will carry 40% weightage. The remaining 10% will be derived from the required work experience.

Important Note

  • Candidates who are already in service of Govt./ Quasi-Govt. Organizations and Public Sector Banks/ Undertakings etc. will have to produce a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from their employer, at the time of Group Discussion and Interview (for Grade A). Before the appointment in NPS Trust, a proper discharge certificate from the employer will have to be produced.
  • Outstation candidates called for Group Discussion and Interview will be reimbursed a single AC Three Tier return railway fare for the journey by the shortest route from their place of ordinary residence to the place of interview, subject to submission of necessary documentary evidence.

NPS Trust Officer Grade A (Assistant Manager) Marking Scheme

Every exam has a penalty for wrong answers. The NPS Trust Grade A exam has a negative marking too. 1/4th of the mark assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty for every wrong answer you attempt. Unattempted questions will draw no negative marks.

NPS Trust Officer Grade A Marking Scheme

NPS Trust Officer Grade A 2022 Marking SchemeConsidered Marks
For correct answers 1 mark
For wrong answers -0.25 or 1/4th marks
For not attempted 0 (no marks)

NPS Trust Officer Grade A (Assistant Manager) Exam Language

The NPST Grade A exam Phase 1 will be conducted in a single shift. The NPST Grade A 2022 exam will be bilingual i.e. Hindi & English except for the English Language (objective) and Descriptive English test. So be wise while selecting your exam language.

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FAQs

Yes. You can attempt the NPS Trust Grade A in either Hindi or English Language except in the test of English Language. For further information on this, please visit our exam language section.
Yes, separate timings will be provided for each section of the NPS Trust Grade A exam in 2022.
There will be three phases in the NPS Trust Grade A exam - Phase 1, Phase 2 and Interview. Phase 1 is qualifying in nature and the score obtained in it will not be taken into account while preparing the final merit. 
The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of the scores obtained in Phase 2, interview and work experience. The weightage of Phase 2 is 50% while for interview and work experience it depends upon the stream for which you have applied. 
Yes, ¼ th marks will be dedicated for every wrong answer marked in the NPS Trust Grade A exam.
Yes. Outstation candidates called for an Interview will be reimbursed a single AC Three Tier return railway fare for the journey by the shortest route from their place of ordinary residence to the place of interview, subject to submission of necessary documentary evidence.

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