National Career Service 2017 – Common Exam for SSC/UPSC Group B

National Career Service 2017 - Common Exam for SSC/UPSC Group B



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Wishing to settle down in your career as a government employee is the biggest dream for you all after completing your education. As per the statute of the recruitment process of all the competitive exams (SSC CHSL Exam, SSC CGL Exam, RRB Exams, UPSC Exams, etc.) you have to go through multiple exams to follow your dreams. Many of these exams have the same eligibility criteria, but you have to apply separately for all of them.


To clear up the dilemma, the government agencies are working on finding the solution. As a solution to fix the complication, they have come with a proposal to conduct separate common exams for competitive exams based on similar eligibility criteria. It is assumed that the National Career Services (NCS) will be taking the responsibility of conducting the exam. This is not announced officially, but expected to be announced soon.




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What is National Career Service (NCS)?



The National Career Service (NCS) can be understood as a project initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 20th July 2015. It was launched by the Ministry of Labor and Employment, Government of India, as a Mission Mode Project to create effective career services.


NCS unites the three major initiatives of the Government of India known as Skill India, Digital India and Do in India, that aim to provide skilled manpower, improve digital infrastructure and generate employment opportunities for all.




Presumption of Single Window Recruitment Exam Under NCS


The updates of NCS being a major part of the recruitment process can be pretended through the Official Letter to All the Head of Departments for Identifying the posts for Recruitment.


NCS Notification 2017



The letter can be read as:




All Heads of Department

Govt. of NCT Delhi

Delhi, New Delhi


Sub: Unified and transparent recruitment process for filling up vacancies of Group B (Non-Gazetted) and below posts in Government of India – regarding.





The Ministry of Home Affairs, GOI, through its letter dated 07.02.2017 has referred to DoPT, GOI, dated 25.01.2017 which states that present candidates seeking government jobs have to appear for different examinations where similar eligibility conditions have been prescribed. The multiple recruitment examinations not only burden the candidates but also result in avoidable expenditure in conducting of these examinations by various recruitment agencies. Government is now proposing to introduce common eligibility and to shortlist the candidates for vacancies of Group ‘B’, Non-Gazetted and below posts through computer based online mode test for Tier-1 Examination to be conducted by a multi-agency body. There will be common registrations of candidates through National Career Service (NCS) portal. There would be separate common examinations for graduates, 12th pass and 10th pass candidates. The scores obtained by the candidates shall be available to the candidates and individual recruitment agencies. The Tier-1 score shall be valid for one year from date of declaration of the result. Candidates can thereafter apply to various recruitment agencies for appearing in Tier-II examinations. Final selection will be made through specialised Tier-II examination to be conducted by individual recruitment agencies. This would result in savings to the candidates and the Government but also compress the duration of the selection process by half. The MHA has sought details in prescribed format (reproduced below) in respect of all Group ‘B’ (Non-Gazetted) and below level posts, wherever there is adherence of direct recruitment and direct recruitment is not through the SSC/UPSC.


I am directed to request that information may kindly be provided in requisite format latest by 23.02.2017, both in, respect of your department and subordinate offices/organizations under your administrative control, in order to enable this department to compile and forward details/reply to Ministry of Home Affairs, GOI.




Conception of NCS Exam 2017: Complete Details



The proposal shown by our government will introduce a separate common All India Entrance Test conducted under NCS. The entrance will be conducted with a pattern given below:



Common Entrances Tests for Posts having Qualification as Graduation.


Common Entrances Tests for Posts having Qualification as 10+2.


Common Entrances Tests for posts having Qualification as Matriculation.




Competitive Exams that will be Conducted by NCS



1. Graduate Level Exam:


NCS will conduct common entrance exams for posts that come under SSC CGL, SSC CAPF and RRB (Railway Exams).


Eligibility: – Graduate in any discipline from a recognized Indian University and should be aged between 20 to 30 years.



2. 10+2 Level Exam:


NCS will conduct common entrance exams for Group C posts that come under the exams like SSC CHSL etc.


Eligibility: – Passed the 12th Class from a recognized Board and University and age should be in between 18 to 27 years.



3. Matric Level Exam:


NCS will also conduct common entrance exams for Group D posts under SSC and RRB Recruitment exams.


Eligibility: – Passed 10th Class from a recognized Board and University and should have age in between 18 to 25 years.




NCS will be applicable for Central Government Jobs only for Non-Gazetted Group B and lower posts.


It doesn’t include the Gazetted posts recruited by UPSC.


It is not a recruitment agency, but a testing agency like IBPS.


Exams conducted by NCS will be like Eligibility Test and those who qualify the exam will only be able to apply for central government jobs.


NCS may conduct only tier 1 (prelims) exam and the main exam will be conducted by the recruitment organizations like SSC, RRB etc.




Process of NCS Recruitment Exams



The process of NCS Recruitment Exams will be simple. It will also start with online mode of submitting the application through its official website Here we will understand the procedure of NCS Recruitment Exam:



NCS will announce three separate recruitment notifications for – Graduate level exams, 10+2 level exam and matriculation level exam.


Candidates will have to register online through the official website of NCS.


NCS will conduct the tier 1 exam of registered candidates through NCS Recruitment.


After successfully conducting the exam, NCS will announce the results and issue scorecards. These scorecards will also be made available to other recruitment organizations to invite applications for the Mains exam. The scorecards will be valid for a period of 1 years from the Date of Declaration of Results.


Recruitment organizations like SSC and RRB will invite applications for the tier 2 exam from those candidates who have cleared the NCS Tier 1 exam. Candidates will be invited according to their scores.


Final Selection will be made based on the marks obtained in Tier 2 exam.




Reasons for introducing NCS Recruitment Exam



NCS is included in the recruitment process of competitive exams, keeping in mind the following complications:



Many exams conducted under different organization have the same eligibility criteria.


It becomes a problem for candidates to apply again and again for them.


Every time candidates apply, they have to pay the application fee.


Conducting the exams many times results in wastage of time.




The Syllabus for the recruitment process will remain the same. Maybe the level of difficulty of questions will get changed. As nothing has been declared officially, we may expect changes to an extent.


As soon as any further notification will release, we will notify you. Therefore, please stay tuned with Eduncle.




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2 thoughts on “National Career Service 2017 – Common Exam for SSC/UPSC Group B

  1. Chaithra

    When will be the online test for the year 2017

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Chaithra,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!

      The official notification related to NCS Recruitment 2017 has not released yet. As soon as the notification will get released, we will notify you through our blog. Please stay tuned with us.

      Kind Regards
      Eduncle Team

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