This blog post of mine follows from an earlier blog article titled: NIC Recruitment 2011 Notification, Eligibility & Forms
, in which I promised to provide you the prep materials (the exam papers & books ) for NIC Exam for Scientific Officer/Engineers Although I had searched on the net extensively for NIC exam papers and books, I found that the materials for NIC exams are very scarce. So whatever I could find I am presenting it below.
First the pattern of NIC exam.
NIC Exam Pattern:
NIC written test consists of a 100 mark test, which has two parts – Part-I (Objective) paper has 30 marks & Part-II (Descriptive) paper has 70 marks.
NIC exam paper Part-I consists of 30 questions, each worth 1 mark. NIC exam paper Part-II consists of 6 descriptive questions, out of which you have to attempt 5 questions, each worth 14 marks (hence 70 total marks in Part-II).
You can find the section-wise distribution of marks along with type of questions in NIC exam in the table given below:
Let me tell you that this exam pattern has been derived from exam paper of NIC exam 2008 for Scientific Officers/Engineers (link for downloading which is given below) just to give you an idea. You may find little bit of changes in the actual exam that you would face.
Download NIC Exam Papers:
NIC Exam Syllabus:
The topics from which NIC questions are set, as I could find from the discussions of previous examinees of NIC exams are: HTML, OOPS, JAVA, DBMS, SQL, MEMORY, and OS. You can find the exam experiences of the NIC examinees in this allinterview.com discussion forum
Also, churmura.com has given a syllabus for NIC exam, which although is not authentic, you can use it as directional. Click here to find the same
. You can also use the GATE exam CS syllabus as a directional syllabus for NIC exam.
NIC Exam Prep Book:
Since there is a scarcity of prep materials for NIC exam, you can use the prep materials of other public sector exams as well as GATE exam CS paper to prepare for this exam. I am giving below the names of some computer science books which I thing you should find useful while preparing for NIC Scientific Officers/Engineers exam.
These books are available in most of the bookstores, but you can also order them online by clicking the links below. Flipkart.com offers huge discounts up to 10%, apart from free shipping/postage in India if the order exceeds Rs. 100/=. You can choose to pay through Credit Card/Debit Card/Internet Banking. You can also choose to pay through “Cash-on-Delivery” i.e. you pay in cash only when the same is delivered at your doorstep.
List Price: Rs. 540, Offer Price: Rs. 432, Discount: Rs. 108 (20%)
List Price: Rs. 295, Offer Price: Rs. 221 Discount: Rs. 74 (25%)
Book Price: Rs.120, Offer Price: Rs.114, Discount: Rs.6/=(5%)
Book Price: Rs.395, Offer Price: Rs.356, Discount: Rs. 39/= (10%)
Hope above preparatory materials for NIC exam help you to win that coveted job in NIC. I would be on the lookout for more prep materials - Sample papers and books for NIC exam and post the same here as soon as I spot them. So keep visiting this blog! Best wishes!
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