The Public Service Commission (Nepali: लोक सेवा आयोग) of Nepal was established on 15 June 1951. It is the main constitutional body involved in selecting meritorious candidates required by the Government of Nepal for Civil Service Vacancy. It is regarded as one of the most credible modes of recruitment. The Constitution of Nepal has regarded the commission as an independent constitutional body.
Whenever any sort of human resource is required for the nation there’s a vacancy notice announced officially by the Public Service Commission.
The notice consists of vacancies for numerous positions. Every skilled and qualified individual can apply for the Government job/vacancy through Lok Sewa.
However, many criteria are depending on the position you’re aiming for. Age, academic qualification, medical clearance, and other job factors being some of them. You also have to submit the necessary certificates for the post and registration fee.
You can also fill the form online from the official PSC website. Some of the required documents are:
Professional Council report/Medical council report for Health Service related posts
Passport-sized recent photo
Inclusion group certificate
For the selection process, Lok Sewa Aayog (PSC) examines as per the Public Service Commission (Procedure) Act, 2066 B.S. They will be using the following methods:
Open Competitive written exam: Full marks:100 MCQs with 20 % negative markings and 100 Subjective/Theory questions. Model sets can be found on the Lok Sewa website as well; the question papers cost from Rs 5 and above. You can also take model tests to check your competency for the exams online. You can also buy question banks from the bookstores on a field you desire to get a job in.
Open Competitive practical exam: Generally, the full mark of each paper is 30 and the pass mark is 15. However, this may vary according to your field of interest. You will be asked to solve everyday problems related to your job post. Questions in practical exams revolve around general knowledge and practicality of your skills in everyday situations.
Interview: An interview date for the candidate is given by the PSC where the candidates are judged based on their body language, attitude, general knowledge, and communication skills. This part of the selection process is not heavily dependent on details of your course syllabus however it is advised to always have a brief idea of the syllabus and your field of interest.
The PSC can adopt other forms of procedures as well if they will and according to the demands of the situation.
The commission has adopted a system of "multi-blindness" in which setting and moderation of questions, checking of answer sheets, conduction of interviews as well as result of written examinations and interviews are carried out in a manner that officials involved are kept in anonymity to each other.
While preparing for thematic questions, repeat at least three courses of study, preparation of notes, contemplation, analysis, and then repeat.
Changing the location and surroundings that you study will increase efficiency and help you perform better in the exam venue.
You can refer to various websites and apps dedicated to Lok Sewa preparation and do some self-study as well. You can refer to the official website of Lok Sewa as well.
Believe in yourself and be fully prepared so that you can avoid exam anxiety while seeing the competitive nature of exams.
Enhance your computer skills no matter which post you apply for.
Always be prepared for an interview not just mentally, but physically as well. Have a good posture, a more professional and confident body language, and dress properly.
While preparing for the exams, dissect the syllabus and divide it into smaller parts that you can revise and make notes each day.
Take a break; many candidates bombard themselves with heavy syllables each day leading to exhaustion resulting in poor exam preparation, therefore take a breather
Increase your IQ and your general knowledge and be more dynamic.
Enhance your writing and communication skills; read books, watch interviews and talk shows.
Keep yourself updated with everyday news and the current state of Nepal and the world. Also, increase your knowledge in history and major impactful events. Also, be well informed regarding social issues.
The Order of precedence of Nepal is the protocol list (hierarchy) in which the functionaries and officials are listed according to their rank and office in the Government of Nepal.
Here is the list of positions in the Nepal Government:
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Chairman of the National Assembly
Former Deputy Presidents
Former Prime Minister
Former Chairman of Council of Ministry of Nepal
Deputy Prime Minister
Governors of provinces (within their respective provinces)
Cabinet ministers of the Government of Nepal
Chief ministers of provinces (within their respective provinces)
Governors of provinces (when outside their respective provinces)
Leader of Opposition in the House of Representatives
Holders of Nepal Ratna
Former Chief Justices
Chairman of Constitutional Assembly
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives
Vice Chairman of National Assembly of Nepal.
Deputy Leader of Ruling Party in Federal Parliament of Nepal
Former Speaker of Constitutional Assembly of Nepal
Former Speaker of House of Representatives
Former Chairman of National Assembly of Nepal
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal
Cabinet state ministers of the Government of Nepal
Chief Whip of Ruling Party in House of Representatives (Nepal)
Chief Whip of Opposition Party in House of Representatives
Chairpersons of various committees in the House of Representatives
Chairpersons of various committees in the National Assembly
Vice-chair of the National Planning Commission
Justices of the Supreme Court
Chief of Constitutional bodies
Members of the Judicial Council
Leader of Ruling Party in National Assembly
Chief Whip of Ruling Party in National Assembly
Leader of Opposition in National Assembly
Chief Whip of Opposition Party in National Assembly
Speaker of Provincial Assembly
Cabinet Assistant ministers of the Government of Nepal
Member of House of Representatives
Member of National Assembly
Former Cabinet Minister of Government of Nepal
Chief Justice of High Court
Minister of Province Government
Deputy Speaker of Provincial Assembly
Province State Minister
Chairpersons of various committees in the Provincial Assembly
Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City
Member of Constitutional Assembly
Former Member of Parliament
Chief Secretary of Government of Nepal
Chief of Army Staff
Province Assistant Ministers
Whip of Provincial Assembly
Member of Provincial Assembly
Mayor of Metropolitan City of Nepal (Except Kathmandu Metropolitan City)
Chairman of District Coordination Committee
Member and Commissioners of The Constitutional Body
Member of National Planning Commission
Secretary General of House of Representatives
Chief Registrar of The Supreme Court of Nepal
Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank
Chancellor of Pragya Pratisthan
Vice Chancellor of University of Nepal
Secretary of Government of Nepal and Gazetted Special Category Authorized
Holders of National Pride
Foreign Ambassador to Nepal
Secretary General of SAARC
Inspector-general of police (IGP)
Inspector General of Armed Police Force
Chief Research Director of National Research Department
Vice Chancellor of Pragya Pratisthan
Mayor of Sub Metropolitan City
Deputy Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City
Mayor of Municipality of Nepal
Judge of The High Court
United Nation Coordinator in Nepal
Chairman of Province Public Service Commission
Additional Inspector General of Police (AIG)
Additional Inspector General of Armed Police Force
Additional Chief Research Director of National Research Development
Member of Province Public Service Commission
Deputy Mayor of Metropolitan City (Except Kathmandu Metropolitan City
Vice Chairman of District Coordination Committee
Chairman of rural municipalities of Nepal
Deputy Mayor of Sub Metropolitan City
Deputy Mayor of Municipality
Joint Secretary of Government of Nepal and Gazetted First Class Officers
Chief District Officer (Gazetted First Class)
Associate Professor of the University
Deputy Inspector General of Police (D.I.G)
Deputy Inspector General of Armed Police
Research Director of the National Research Development
Foreign Consul General in Nepal Colonel
Senior superintendent of police (S.S.P)
Senior superintendent of Armed Police
Co-Research Director of National Research Development
Gazetted First Class officer appointed by the Province Government and Local Level
Chief District Officer (Gazetted Second Class
Heads and Executives of Public Offices
Vice Chairman of rural municipalities
Deputy Secretary of Government of Nepal and Gazetted Second Class Officer
Superintendent (police) (S.P)
Superintendent Armed Police
Deputy Research Director of the National Research Department
Deputy superintendent of police (D.S.P)
Deputy superintendent of Armed Police
Chief Research Officer of the National Research Development
Gazetted Second Class officer appointed by the Province Government and Local Level
Branch Officer of The Government of Nepal and Gazetted Third Class officer
Assistant Professor of University
Armed Police Inspector
Research Officer of the National Research Department
Gazetted Third Class officer appointed by the Province Government and Local Level
Second Lieutenant of Nepal Army
Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation
Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation
Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Forests and Environment
Ministry of Health and Population
Ministry of Home Affairs
Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Supplies
Ministry of Information and Communications
Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security
Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives, and Poverty Alleviation
Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs
Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers
Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport
Ministry of Urban Development
Ministry of Water Supply
Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens
Ministry of Youth and Sports
Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority
Office of The Attorney General
Office of the Auditor General
Election Commission, Nepal
Public Service Commission
National Human Rights Commission
National Natural Resources and Fiscal Commission
National Planning Commission
Department of Archaeology
Department of Agriculture
Department of Co-Operatives
Department of Cottage and Small Industries
Department of Customs
Department of Electricity Development
Department of Food Technology and Quality Control
Department of Forests and Soil Conservation
Department of Health Services
Department of Immigration
Department of Industry
Department of Information and Broadcasting
Inland Revenue Department
Department of Land Management and Archive
Department of Livestock Services
Department of Mines and Geology
Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation
Department of Passport
Postal Services Department
Department of Printing
Department of Revenue Investigation
Department of Roads
Department of Transport Management
Alternative Energy Promotion Centre
Armed Police Force
Agriculture Inputs Company Ltd
Agriculture Information and Communication Center
B.P. Koirala Memorial Planetarium, Observatory, and Science Museum Development Board
Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal
Central Bureau of Statistics
Department of National ID and Civil Registration
Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Financial Comptroller General Office
Foreign Employment Promotion Board
Hydroelectricity Investment and Development Company Limited
National Examination Board
Land Management Training Centre
Nepal Tourism Board
Nepal Law Commission
National Planning Commission of Nepal
Nepal Red Cross Society
Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC)
National Information Technology Center (NITC)
Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management
Nepal Academy of Science and Technology
Nepal Health Research Council
Nepal Medical Council
Nepal Standards and Metrology Department
National Sports Council
National Information Commission
Office of Controller of Certification
Office of the Controller of Examinations
Office of Company Registrar
Public Procurement Monitoring Office (PPMO
Rashtriya Prasaran Grid Company Limited (RPGCL)
Revenue Administration Training Center
Social Welfare Council Nepal
University Grants Commission
Vocational and Skill Development Training Center
Water and Energy Commission
Almost all government jobs come with good salaries and various perks and bonuses.
People with the government sectors are rarely fired for displaying laziness or delaying work; these jobs provide a high level of job security.
Government jobs come with various retirement life benefits helping them get a good life even if they stop working. You get a pension till you die.
Government employees get medical coverage for themselves and their families in case of an illness.
Most of the government employees get several off days and holidays throughout the year as an added benefit to fixed work hours
You will always get your salary on time without having to butter up your boss.
Several government jobs come with the added perk of a housing facility.
Higher Chance of getting a promotion than in the private sectors.
Several government jobs come with transportation and education facilities which can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Respect; in Nepali society, to this day, government employees are considered high and have a great social status.
With the undying desire still prevailing in Nepal to get into government jobs and have a secure life, we also encourage youths to look for other career options and follow their dreams rather than fitting into societal standards and explore.