NPS Grade B Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme 2022

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NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Exam Pattern

 NPST grade b Exam 2022

To clear any competitive exam, the exam pattern and exam syllabus becomes a matter of concern for many aspirants. To ease your doubt we have listed the detailed NPS Trust Grade B Officer exam pattern 2022. The NPS Trust Grade B exam will take place in 3 stages-

  • Phase 1- (On-Line Screening Examination)
  • Phase 2- (On-Line Examination)
  • Phase 3- (Interview)

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Phase 1 (Paper 1) Exam Pattern 2022

The NPS Trust Grade B 2022 notification has introduced a few changes in the NPS Grade B 2022 exam pattern. Therefore, you must acquaint yourself with the NPS Grade B exam pattern before you move ahead with your NPS Grade B 2022 exam preparation. NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Phase 1 exam pattern 2022 consists of an online screening exam applicable to all streams (General and Specialist). Phase 1 Paper 1 consists of mainly four sections (earlier five) such as General Awareness (including some questions related to the Financial Sector of easy to moderate difficulty level), English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. The maximum marks allotted to this paper is 100 and a composite time of 60 minutes is provided. The revised NPS Trust Officer Grade B exam pattern for Phase 1 is given below.

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration(in minutes)
English Language 20 25 60 Minutes
Reasoning 20 25
General Awareness + Financial Sector Awareness 20 25
Quantitative Aptitude 20 25
Overall Total 80 100

Note: You need to secure separate cut-offs in each test as well as aggregate cut-off marks in Phase 1 exam (as decided by NPS Trust) to be shortlisted for Phase 2. Marks obtained in Phase 1 will not be taken into account while preparing the final merit for NPS Trust Grade B Officer result.

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Phase 2 (Paper 1 and Paper 2) Exam Pattern 2022

NPS Trust Online examination of Phase 2 consists of two papers of 100 marks each. NPS Trust Grade B Officer Phase 2 Paper 1 will be an English Descriptive test and common for all while Paper 2 will be different for each stream. Paper 1 and Paper 2 have different time limits. Detailed NPST Grade B exam pattern 2022 for Phase 2 (Paper 1 and Paper 2) is provided below.

PaperSubjectMaximum MarksDuration
Paper 1 English (Descriptive Test) 100 60 minutes
Paper 2 Multiple choice questions on: Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act, Economics and Pension sector 100 40 minutes

Note: If you have applied to more than one stream, Paper 2 of Phase 2 will be conducted in different shifts. 

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Interview

The final stage of the NPS Trust Officer Grade B selection procedure is the Personal Interview. NPS Trust Officer Grade B interview will be conducted after the release of Phase 2 results. You will be called for the Personal Interview if you are able to pass the cutoff of the NPS Trust Officer Grade B Phase 2 exam. You can opt for either Hindi or English as the mode of communication in the interview. For complete information on the weightage of marks please check the table below.

ParticularsWeightage (in %)
Marks obtained in Phase II on-line examination 50%
Desirable experience as mentioned in Section – III (Eligibility Criteria)  20%
Marks obtained in Interview 30%

Please Note:

  • NPS Trust has the right to change or modify the NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) selection procedure
  • At the time of interview, you are required to bring all relevant documents in original as well as self-attested copies. The documents are - Experience Certificates, Educational Certificates, and Reservation/Disability certificates, if applicable.

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Marking Scheme

There will be a negative marking for every wrong answer that you attempt in the NPS Trust Grade B Officer exam 2022. 1/4th of marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty for every wrong answer that you mark. Further details on the NPS Trust Grade B Officer marking scheme is given below.

NPS Trust Officer Grade B Marking Scheme

NPS Trust Officer Grade B 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 B) Exam Language

NPS Trust Officer Grade B exam 2022 is bilingual in nature i.e can be attempted in Hindi and English except for the English Language paper. Even the interview can be given in bilingual language.

NPS Trust Officer Grade B Free Mock Test

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FAQs

The maximum age to apply is 30 years as mentioned in the NPS Trust Grade B officer recruitment notification.
Yes, NPS Trust Grade B officer exam is bilingual i.e, Hindi & English in nature except the English Language section.
The NPS Trust Grade B officer Exam will be in online mode.
The NPS Trust Grade B officer Exam will be conducted in three phases- On-Line Screening Examination, On-Line Examination followed by interview.
Yes, NPS Trust Grade B officer recruitment is a secured job.
NPS Trust Officer Grade B --cy– recruitment process will take place in 3 stages - Phase 1, Phase 2 and Interview.
Yes, if you clear the NPS Trust Grade B Phase 1 and Phase 2 online exam you will be called for interview where you need to produce all your original document as required.
Yes, to reach Phase 2, you need to secure separate cut-off in each section as well as aggregate cut-off marks in NPST Grade B Phase 1 exam.
You need to cover overall 4 sections namely - General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning.
You need to cover overall 4 sections namely - General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning.
Yes, the NPS Trust Grade B exam carries a negative marking of 1/4th marks for every wrong answer.
No, there will be no sectional timing in the NPS Trust Grade B exam. You will be given a composite time of 60 minutes to solve the Paper 1 and 40 minutes for Paper 2 in both Phase 1 and Phase 2.
The NPS Trust Grade B exam will be conducted in three stages- Phase 1, Phase 2 and Interview.
For NPS Grade B, the final merit list will be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in Phase 2 (50%) + Work experience (20%) + marks obtained in the Interview (30%)

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