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NTPC Diploma Trainee Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Papers & Books

August 27, 2013

NTPC Diploma Trainee Exam Pattern Papers Books
NTPC Diploma Trainee Recruitment Exam 2013 is scheduled to be held on 17th November, 2013 and this article is being written to help you prepare for this written selection test. It tells you what is the pattern of NTPC Diploma Trainee Exam and provides you the Sample Papers & Prep Books for the same. In a previous blog post of mine titled: NTPC Diploma Trainee Recruitment 2013: Notification, Eligibility & Forms, I had posted info on how to apply for this recruitment. 

With this initials, let us now find what is the exam pattern of NTPC Diploma Trainee Exam.

NTPC Diploma Trainee Exam Pattern:

NTPC written exam for selection of Diploma Trainees consists of 120 questions to be answered in 120 minutes (i.e. 2-hour). The exam consists of two parts:

Part-I: Subject Knowledge Test
This is specific to your discipline Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical/ Instrumentation/ Electronics Engineering.

NTPC Diploma Trainee Exam PatternPart-I: Aptitude Test.
Common for all disciplines. You can find the section-wise pattern of NTPC Diploma Trainee Exam in the table at right.

There is negative marking in this NTPC exam: 1/4th mark for each wrong answer!

NTPC Diploma Trainee Exam Syllabus:

NTPC has not prescribed any syllabus for the exam - as can be expected for any national level competitive exam. Therefore do not waste your time searching for NTPC Diploma Trainee Exam Syllabus.

Sample Paper for NTPC Diploma Trainee Exam:

While searching for the prep materials on the net for NTPC Diploma Trainee Written Exam, I found that materials are scarce, almost non-existent. Also whatever materials I could find were not authentic.

However, I could find one sample paper for Diploma Trainee Written Exam in BHEL career website. This model paper has at least 2 questions for each section of Diploma Trainee Exam, the pattern of which is identical to NTPC exam. You can go through these questions to know the type of questions asked in my previous article titled: Diploma Trainee Exam Sample Questions with Pattern.

But if you want to prepare seriously for this exam, you can use the prep books given below.

Prep/Guide Books for NTPC Diploma Trainee Exam:

Prep Guide Books for NTPC Diploma Trainee Exam
You can use the books given below to prepare for NTPC Diploma Trainee exam. These books are available in most of the good book stores, but may be also brought online by clicking the links below from Flipkart - which offers huge Discounts (up to 40%), Free Home Delivery (if the Order exceeds Rs. 500/=), apart from Cash-On-Delivery (i.e. pay after delivery).

Books for NTPC Diploma Trainee Exam (Subject Knowledge Test):
Objective Civil Engg (Diploma) Competitive Exams by G. K. Publications
List Price: Rs. 125; Offer Price: Rs. 99 Discount: Rs. 26 (21%)

Objective Mechanical Engineering for Diploma Engineers for DRDO, BHEL, DMRC, Railways & Other Engg. (Diploma) Competitive Exams by G. K. Publications.
List Price: Rs. 225; Offer Price: Rs. 169 Discount: Rs. 56 (25%)

Objective Electrical Engineering for Diploma Engineers for DRDO, BHEL, DMRC, Railways & Other Engg. (Diploma) Competitive Exams by G. K. Publications.
List Price: Rs. 110; Offer Price: Rs. 87; Discount: Rs. 56 (25%)

Objective Electronics Engg. for (Diploma) Competitive Exams by G. K. Publications
List Price: Rs. 195; Offer Price: Rs. 154 Discount: Rs. 41 (21%)

Books for NTPC Diploma Trainee Exam (Aptitude Test):
Comprehensive Guide to IBPS-CWE Bank PO by Disha Publication
List Price: Rs. 550; Offer Price: Rs. 275; Discount: Rs. 275 (50%)

You can buy the book above or test-section-wise book below:
Objective General English; Author: R. S. Aggarwal, Vikas Aggarwal; Publisher: S. Chand Publisher
List Price: Rs. 495; Offer Price: Rs. 455; Discount: Rs. 40 (8%)
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations; Author: R. S. Aggarwal; Publisher: S. Chand
List Price: Rs. 500; Offer Price: Rs. 335; Discount: Rs. 165 (40%)
A Modern Approach To Logical Reasoning, Author: R. S. Aggarwal; Publisher: S.Chand
List Price: Rs. 140; Offer Price: Rs. 129 Discount: Rs. 11 (7%)

Thats all for now. Hope with study materials for NTPC Diploma Trainee Exam you can crack the exam easily. Come back here for prep materials in the future too as I would look out for the same and post them here as and when I find them. Best Wishes!


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