Syllabus NMDC Eletrician,Assistant & other Posts 2018

Mode of Selection:  The mode of selection consists of (1) Written Test and (2) Trade Test/Job Proficiency Test (i.e. 2nd level test) and the maximum marks for written tests etc. in the above two stages are as follows:


 Mode of selection Maximum Marks
Stage IWritten Test100 marks
Stage II2nd level test – Trade Test/ Job Proficiency TestQualifying in nature
Total Marks 100 marks


Question paper booklet for written test will be in Hindi, English & Kannada which consists of objective type multiple choice questions. For answering the questions Optical Mark Reader/Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) sheet will be provided or any other mode as decided by NMDC Ltd.

NMDC reserves the right to cancel/withdraw any question/questions from the written test even at the time of evaluation.

 The Written Test question paper consists of the following:

Part – I
Sl Subject Marks
a)Subject Knowledge (on specific trade)30 Marks
b)General Knowledge50 Marks
c)Numerical and reasoning ability20 Marks


The subject knowledge paper of Written Test will be on specific trade / Job. However, the Part–I of the subject knowledge paper of written test for Motor Mechanic and Diesel Mechanic Trades for the post of Maintenance Assistant (Mech.) (Tr.) will be one for both the Trades.

The candidates will be called for 2nd level test on the basis of performance in the written test by following reservation policy. However, the candidate should secure  minimum marks in the written test, which is as follows:

“SC/ST-30 marks, OBC-35 marks, and UR – 40 marks”.

 Ratio of candidates to be called for 2nd Level Test: The candidates will be called for 2nd level test (i.e., trade test/ Job Proficiency Test) trade-wise/ discipline-wise in the ratio of 1:3 which is on the basis of marks obtained in the written test. In case, two or more candidates in the same trade/discipline secured equal marks in the written test and the ratio of 1:3 is increasing, in such case, all those candidates secured equal marks will be called for 2nd level test irrespective of the above ratio.

 Trade Test / Job Proficiency Test:   There will be 2nd level test i.e. Trade Test/Job Proficiency Test for RS-2 & RS-4 which is qualifying in nature.  The qualifying  marks in Trade Test/ Job Proficiency Test (out of a total of 100 marks) will be as under:


  • 40 percent marks for UR Candidates
  • 37 percent marks for OBC Candidates and
  • 30 percent marks for SC/ST
  • The candidates who have attended for 2nd level test and failed to secure above qualifying marks stand disqualified for considering their candidature in the final merit list.

Procedure for 2nd Level Test (i.e. Trade Test/Job Proficiency Test): The Trade Test/Job Proficiency Test will be conducted in the respective trade/job which is mandatory. The Trade Test / Job Proficiency Test is qualifying in nature and its marks will not be included in the Written Test marks. Final selection is on the basis of Written Test subject to qualifying in 2nd Level Test and further subject to clause no. 6.1 above.

  • The merit list of the candidates for 2nd Level Test and also for final selection will be prepared Trade/Discipline wise on the basis of performance in the written test.

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