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NPS Trust Grade A and B 2020-21: Syllabus

Published on Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Dear Readers, National Pension Trust has recently released the 2020-21 recruitment notification for NPS Trust Officer Grade A (Manager) and B (Assistant Manager).
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Number of Vacancies

14

Important Dates

Activity

Important Dates

Officer Grade B (Manager)

On-Line Application and Payment of fee

From 30-12-2020 Up to 29-01-2021

Availability of Call Letters on NPS Trust website (for On-Line Examination)

Will be intimated by E-mail/SMS

On-Line Examination (Phase I)

Will be intimated by E-mail/SMS

On-Line Examination (Phase II)

Information about this will be hosted on the website of NPS Trust at www.npstrust.org.in

Interview (Phase III)

Information about this will be intimated (only for successful candidates in Phase II) by Email/Post and will be hosted on the website of NPS Trust at www.npstrust.org.in

Officer Grade A (Assistant Manager)

On-Line Application and Payment of fee

From 30-12-2020 Up to 29-01-2021

Availability of Call Letters on NPS Trust website (for On-Line Examination)

Will be intimated by E-mail/SMS

On-Line Examination (Phase I)

Information about this will be hosted on the website of NPS Trust at www.npstrust.org.in.

Group Discussion & Interview (Phase II)

Information about this will be intimated to candidates successful in On-Line Examination by E-mail/Post and will be hosted on the website of NPS Trust at www.npstrust.org.in

Eligibility Criteria

Grade

Stream

Qualification (Any one of the following)

Upper Age (As on 30-11-2020)

Officer Grade B (Manager)

General

Master’s Degree in any discipline, Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from a recognized university, CA, CFA, CS, CWA.

30

Officer Grade A (Assistant Manager)

General

Master’s Degree in any discipline, Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from a recognized university, CA, CFA, CS, CWA.

30

Mode of Selection

1. Officer Grade B (Manager):

A. Paper 1 for Phase I (On-Line Screening Examination): 

Stream

Tests

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Duration 

(in minutes)

All Streams English Language 40 40 35
Reasoning 40 50 35
General Awareness + Financial Sector Awareness 40 40 25
Computer Awareness 40 40 25
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30 30
Overall Total 190 200 150

B. Phase II (On-Line Examination):

Paper

Streams

Subject

Max. Marks

Duration

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

C. Phase III (Interview):

  • Only the shortlisted candidates will be called for interview. The candidate may opt for interview either in Hindi or English.

Particulars

Weightage (in %)

Marks obtained in Phase II on-line examination

70%

Desirable experience as mentioned in Section – III (Eligibility Criteria) (Marks will be allotted depending on a number of years of experience in relevant field).

10%

Marks obtained in Interview

20%

2. Officer Grade A (Assistant Manager):

A. Paper 1 for Phase I (On-Line Screening Examination): 

Stream

Tests

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Duration 

(in minutes)

All Streams English Language 40 40 35
Reasoning 40 50 35
General Awareness + Financial Sector Awareness 40 40 25
Computer Awareness 40 40 25
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30 30
Overall Total 190 200 150

B. Phase II (Group Discussion and Interview):

Particulars

Weightage (in %)

Marks obtained in Phase II on-line examination 70%
Marks obtained in Phase - II

  • Group Discussion
  • Interview


  • 10%
  • 20%

Syllabus for Paper 1 of Phase I  (Common for both Grade A and B)

General Awareness

Reasoning

English

Quantitative Aptitude

Computer Awareness

Banking Reforms

Coding & Decoding

Reading Comprehensions

Data Interpretation

Hardware and Software

Regulatory Bodies in India- NABARD, SEBI etc.

Syllogism

Para Jumbles

Data Sufficiency

Operating System Basics

International Banking

Machine Input Output

Para Completion

Number Series

Internet Terms and Services

Important RBI Circulars

Puzzles

Vocabulary

Time and Work

MS-Office (MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)

Financial Terms

Seating Arrangements

Error Spotting

Time and Distance

History of Computers

Banking Terms

Direction Sense Test

Sentence Improvement

Simple and Compound Interest

Networking and Communication

Latest Acts related to Banking

Blood Relations

Cloze test

Ratio and Proportion

Database 

Priority Sector Lending

Problems based on Ages

 

Averages

Security Tools and Viruses

NPA - latest news

Rankings

 

Mixture and Allegation

 

SARFAESI Act

Data Sufficiency

 

Pipes and Cisterns

 

RBI Monetary Policy

Statement and Conclusions

 

Problems based on trains

 

Capital & Money Market Instrument

Statement and Assumptions

 

Percentages

 

Commercial Banks, NBFCs, HFC - Latest news

Statement and Arguments

 

Partnership

 

Mergers and Acquisitions in Banking Companies

 

 

Clocks

 

Credit Rating and Agencies

 

 

Permutation and Combinations

 

Payment Options- NEFT, RTGS, Bharat Bill payment etc.

 

 

Probability

 

RBI’s circulars

 

 

Profit, Loss and Discount

 

 

 

 

Elements of Algebra

 

 

 

 

Quadratic Equations

 

Syllabus for Paper 1 of Phase II

English (Descriptive Test) 
  • Precise Writing
  • Essay Writing
  • Letter Writing

Syllabus for Paper 2 of Phase II (Grade B)

A. Commerce & Accountancy 

  • Accounting as a financial information system; 
  • Accounting Standards with specific reference to Accounting for Depreciation, Inventories, Revenue Recognition, Fixed Assets, Foreign Exchange Transactions, Investments. 
  • Cash Flow Statement, Fund flow statement, Financial statement analysis; Ratio analysis; 
  • Accounting for Share Capital Transactions including Bonus Shares, Right Shares. 
  • Employees Stock Option and Buy-Back of Securities. 
  • Preparation and Presentation of Company Final Accounts.

B. Management 

  1. Management: its nature and scope; The Management Processes; Planning, Organization, Staffing, Directing and Controlling; 
  2. The Role of a Manager in an Organization. Leadership: The Tasks of a Leader; 
  3. Leadership Styles; Leadership Theories; A successful Leader versus an effective Leader. 
  4. Human Resource Development: Concept of HRD; Goals of HRD; 
  5. Motivation, Morale and Incentives: Theories of Motivation; How Managers Motivate; Concept of Morale; Factors determining morale; Role of Incentives in Building up Morale. 
  6. Communication: Steps in the Communication Process; Communication Channels; Oral versus Written Communication; Verbal versus non-verbal Communication; upward, downward and lateral communication; Barriers to Communication, Role of Information Technology. 

C. Finance 

  1. Financial System 
    • Role and Functions of Regulatory bodies in the Financial Sector. 
  2. Financial Markets 
    • Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments. 
  3. General Topics 
    1. Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures, and Swap 
    2. Recent Developments in the Financial Sector 
    3. Financial Inclusion- use of technology 
    4. Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership 
    5. Direct and Indirect taxes; Non-tax sources of Revenue, GST, Finance Commission, Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBM), 
    6. Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI - components, and trends.

    D. Costing 

    1. Overview of Cost and Management Accounting - Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting, Objectives, and Scope of Cost and Management Accounting. 
    2. Methods of Costing - Single Output/ Unit Costing, Job Costing, Batch Costing, Contract Costing, Process/ Operation Costing, Costing of Service Sectors. 
    3. Basics of Cost Control and Analysis - (i) Standard Costing, (ii) Marginal Costing, (iii) Budget and Budgetary Control. 
    4. Lean System and Innovation:- 
      1. Introduction to Lean System 
      2. Just-in-Time (JIT) Page 20 of 26 
      3. Kaizen Costing 
      4. 5 Ss 
      5. Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) 
      6. Cellular Manufacturing/ One-Piece Flow Production Systems 
      7. Six Sigma (SS) 
      8. Introduction to Process Innovation and Business Process Re-engineering (BPR)

      E. Companies Act 

      • The Companies Act, 2013 – Specific reference to Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter VIII, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII, and Chapter XXVII.

      F. Economics 

      1. Demand and Supply, Market Structures, National Income: Concepts and Measurement, Classical & Keynesian Approach Determination of output and employment, Consumption Function, Investment Function, Multiplier and Accelerator, Demand and Supply for Money, IS-LM, Inflation and Phillips Curve, Business Cycles 
      2. Balance of Payments, Foreign Exchange Markets, Inflation, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Non-banking Financial Institutions.

      G. Pension Sector 

      1. Status of the pension sector in India 
      2. Types of retirement schemes in India and their features 
      3. National Pension System 
      4. Atal Pension Yojana
      5. Annuity Plans 
      6. Basics of investment
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