[Studyplan] Studyplan for HPPSC Naib Tehsildar (NT)/CDPO-TWO Prelims Exam

This Post deals with HPPSC Naib Tehsildar (NT)/CDPO-TWO Exam. This Post has 2 Parts. This is 1st Part.

Part 1 : 
HPPSC NT/CDPO-TWO Prelims Exam (Current Post)

Part 2 : HPPSC NT/CDPO-TWO Prelims Mains Exam

Syllabus for the Screening Test (Prelims) of Naib Tehsildar (NT)/CDPO-TWO Exam:

Paper of two hours duration consisting of 120 marks (General Knowledge) (Objective type)

In NT/CDPO-TWO Exams, HPPSC ask Very  Very Difficult Questions, Many times tougher than
HPAS/HAS, In HPAS they ask simple and easy questions but in this exam question come tricky and difficult one. Those aspirants who appear for the first time for this exam feels questions totally alien and cut off each year comes down to 55-60% of 120. HPPSC sets this paper so tough to filter out the non serious candidates.

So In my opinion you have to read a lot and in depth and still you can't say that you definitely will make to next stage but if you will read more and more and prepare current affair well, then you will always have chance to qualify. Luck also plays a part in this exam because if you attempt 40-50 % questions correctly and then you can also do some guess work as there is no provision of negative marking in this exam. But it doesn't work for all it only work for those who work hard. In this article I will try to Guide to you how to approach this paper, which books to follow and previous year papers.
(a)  History,  Geography  and  Socio-Economic  development  of  Himachal Pradesh. =30 Marks

Detail : In this Section Questions related to Himachal General Knowledge Will be asked related to History, Culture, Political History, Geography, Socio-Economic development and Current affair of Himachal Pradesh. But don't expect easy questions, there will be hardly few easy questions, rest will be really hard. So you will need to read authentic books and more than one book. In previous years there were questions which were not even in Good books, so you have to study from multiple resources.

For this section you need to have One or two books of Himachal GK so that you can score in this section, this is a scoring section so it is important to prepare this section quite well. I will mention following books to cover this section:

1. The Wonderland Himachal Book - Jag Mohan Bhalokhra Or Himachal Pradesh: History, Culture and Economy - Mian Govardhan Singh

2. A book of Objective Questions "Himachal Darpan Samanya Gyan By Aaksah Publisher (Aakash Entrance Series)" this book is quite useful and contains a lot of questions. A must have book. 

3. Keep Reading Newspaper and prepare Himachal Current affair of last 12 or 15 months.

For More Info Visit:

Strategy for Himachal General Studies/Himchal GK

Naib Tesildar Mains Exam Studyplan:

Studyplan for HPPSC Naib Tehsildar (NT)/CDPO-TWO Mains Exam

(b) Knowledge of current events of National and International importance and  such  matters  of  every  day  observation  and  experience  in  their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. =50 Marks

Detail: This section is Current Affair of India and International Events. This section is most dominated section and 50 questions will appear from this section, So this is the most important section, you have to prepare Current affairs of Last one year and current months too, they can ask from anywhere and any topic. 


1. Newspaper : The Hindu, The Indian Express, Or Hindi Newspaper if you don't read English. Newspaper is the most important source for this section.

2. Any Good Monthly Magazine e.g. PD, Chronicle, Drishti etc

(c)  Paper  will  also  include  questions  on  Modern  History  (From  1857 onwards) of India, Indian culture, Indian Polity, Indian Economy, Geography of India. =40 Marks

Detail: This Section will cover History, Culture, Polity, Economy etc... So you also have to work hard for this section because this section contains vast syllabus. Don't ignore Gandhi studies part too.

Sources:  English Medium People ( Hindi Medium list is given Below this)

NCERT/NIOS/ICSE Books (6th to 12th of History, Polity, Geography, Economy) are very important if you have then well and good but if you don't have then these reference books will fulfill the purpose. But if you think you will cross this hurdle by reading less and less books then I must say you are wrong. The reason is Naib Tehsildar Exam is Toughest exam by HPPSC. 10 Times tougher than HPAS. They really put hard questions that need deep study of the all topics and ask very minute details that makes this exam very very tough to crack. So I suggest to read some very good and 2 sources on each topic at least. 

For English Medium People

Prelims Syllabus and Topics
Books/Study material
(Choose One or Two Sources in Each Section)
Modern History


Indian Freedom Struggle


Indian Polity

Economic & Social Development
Environment & Biodiversity

Current Affairs

Gandhian Studies

For Hindi Medium People

GS Prelims Syllabus and Topics  
Books/Study material
Aadhunik Bharat (Modern history)

Bhartiya Rashtriya Andolan (Indian   Freedom struggle)

  • Bhartiya Sanskriti (Indian Cultur
Bhugol (Geography)

Rajvyavastha (Polity)

Arthavayavsta (Economy)

Paryavaran Evam Paristhitiki
(Environment & Biodiversity )

Current Affairs

Gandhi Adhayayan
Anay Vishay (Misc. Topics

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  1. BEST OF LUCK, to all aspirants, and special thanks to khadubhai , who brought me out of rumours of cut off. Because of him I restricted myself from overattempting in HPAS 2013 thus able to qualify. please share your score of NT. THANKS ALOT K BROTHER.

  2. Mr. Khadu Sir... Please tell me best Aptitude books for HPAS exam..

    1. @Latesh Kumar See under BOOKS Tab or Copy and post this link


    2. Hello Khadu Sir.. Please advise online sites for HPAS preliminary exams.. or is there any option for E-book I m not finding exact way for online study plz help me..

  3. ll it be sufficient to read tatamacgrawhill book for india gk including all sections histry civis geo etc...and separte magazines for current affairs...for these typ f exams

  4. hello sir please guide me a book for J.E. (I.T.) EXAM TO BE CONDUCTED BY HPSSSB.


    1. Follow according B.Tech or M.C.A Syllabus. There is not any particular books for this exam.

    2. Age for post sir, all govt job..please post in detail..like HPAS/HAS, AND other job

  6. भाई अगर सिर्फ ncert बुक्स पढ़ें हिंदी वाली जो ऊपर आपने बताईं हैं उससे सामान्य अध्ययन की तैयारी हो जाएगी नायब तहसीलदार के लिए या हर विषय की अलग पुस्तक जरूरी है क्योंकि जितनी पुस्तकें आपने ऊपर बताईं है वो 3 महीने में पढ़ के फिर उनका रिविज़न करना सम्भव नहीं है क्योंकि करंट अफेयर्स और हिमाचल भी पढ़ना है कृपया मार्गदर्शन करें।

    1. NCERT पुस्तकें पर्याप्त हैं| बाकी हिमाचल प्रदेश पर ध्यान केंद्रित करें

  7. भाई जवाब तो दे दो 10 दिन हो गए सवाल पूछ के???

  8. There will be negative marking in nt exam,keep that in mind.

    1. There is no negative marking in NT exam.

  9. Khadubhai! Pls give some last day's/minutes tips for NT Exams as few days left.

  10. share NT marks

  11. well done bro prepare for mains

  12. Himachal Darpan Samanya Gyan By Aaksah Publisher (Aakash Entrance Series). This book is available only in hindi. Could you please suggest me something in English

  13. Jis hisab ka yeh exam ata hai .. yaha b toh ni pehle e bik jati seats

  14. what is the expected cut off in NT Mains exam ?

  15. Kindly suggest For C Sat .NT .& HAs

  16. Answer key for NAIB TEHSILDAR 17 JUNE 2018 EXAM LINK https://youtu.be/4u8FpNR1l5Y

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  19. What is the expected cut of nt pre 2018

    1. 70 to 75 for General and SC Category. because 12 questions were repeated from the allied exam so cut off is going to increase in comparison to last year cut which was around 66....As per my analysis approximately 80-100 candidates will be scoring more than 80 marks

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    2. I think cut off for OBC should be nearby 65+or-3 for ex mn around 55-58 and OH around 60...and for general as I above said 70-75....