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May 07, 2011

NHPC Exam Pattern, Sample Papers & Books

NHPC Trainee Exam Pattern Sample Papers Books
Are you looking for some exam prep materials for NHPC Trainee Exam? If you are, than you are in the right place. Just a few days back NHPC had issued recruitment notification for 267 Engineer Trainee & 27 Officer Trainee, details of which can be found in my previous blog article titled: NHPC Trainee Recruitment 2011 Notification, Eligibilities & Forms.

While that article tells you how to apply for the same, this blog post tries to point you to the sources of NHPC sample papers and prep books to help you prepare for NHPC trainee exam. But in the outset, let us try to find what is the pattern of NHPC trainee exam

Pattern of NHPC Trainee Exam:
Selection process for NHPC trainees consists of a written test followed by interview. The written test consists of a 3-part, 200 Objective type question to be answered in 3-hours. The three parts of NHPC exam are as follows:
Part –I: Technical (specific to your discipline): 140 questions.
Part –II: General Awareness: 30 questions.
Part –III: Test of reasoning: 30 questions.
Thus, as you can see above in Part-I, 70% marks concerns your own discipline and hence you must prepare accordingly.

NHPC Trainee Exam Sample papers/Model papers:
There are not many sample papers available on net and whatever exists, they are also not of very high standard. But however, you can just go through them to get some ideas on the pattern of questions being asked in NHPC trainee exam.

I could find following NHPC previous years (Old) paper on the net:
As the standard of these online sample papers are not that good, I think you should realy on the books below to prepare for this exam.

Books for NHPC Trainee Exam:
NHPC Exam Prep Books
I could find following NHPC Exam books on the net which you can use to prepare for the written exam. These NHPC guide books also contain the prep materials for Part-II & III of NHPC exam (i.e. Logical and Analytical Reasoning, Numerical Ability & General Awareness). You can find these books on good book-stores as well as order them online from, which offers generous discount (up to 19%) as well as free home delivery. You can pay through credit card/net banking as well as pay in cash when you receive the book at your home (i.e. Cash-on-Delivery):

Cover Price: Rs. 460/=, Offer Price: Rs. 373/=, Discount: Rs.87/= (19%)

Cover Price: Rs. 485/=, Offer Price: Rs. 412/=, Discount: Rs.73/= (15%)

Cover Price: Rs. 430/=, Offer Price: Rs. 357/=, Discount: Rs.73/= (17%)

Cover Price: Rs. 425/=, Offer Price: Rs. 361/=, Discount: Rs.64/= (15%)

Prices of the books given above are right at the time of posting this info and may change.

Hope with above study materials you can prepare well for the NHPC trainee exam. I would be ob the lookout for more materials (exam papers and books) and post them here as and when I spot them. So keep visiting this blog.