NHPC JE Exam Pattern 2022: CBT Test & Marking Scheme

By BYJU'S Exam Prep  |   Updated on: December 26th, 2023
Candidates must go through the NHPC JE exam pattern 2022 as per the latest notification. Know the Junior Engineer paper pattern along with the marking scheme that will help you to know the marks weightage of each subject.
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This post informs you of the NHPC JE exam pattern 2022 as per the latest notification that has been released. Candidates can check out the subject wise marks weightage that will be useful in preparing for the computer-based test (CBT).  

Along with the paper pattern, you must also know about the final selection procedure for the Junior Engineer post in NHPC. Go through this post to know about the latest exam pattern & marking scheme. 

NHPC JE Exam Pattern 2022

NHPC JE Exam Pattern 2022 is released by the National Hydro-Electric Power Corporation Pvt Ltd. (NHPC) along with its official notification. The NHPC Junior Engineer exam pattern informs the aspirants about the subjects that will be asked in the written exam, marking scheme, exam duration and more. 

This post gives you the detailed NHPC JE exam pattern for all the posts. The NHPC JE written exam is an online test comprising of objective type of questions. A total of 3 sections shall be there in the CBT. Thereafter, the candidates will be selected on the basis of the marks obtained in the written exam. The candidates who are applying for the NHPC JE recruitment 2022 must go through this post to know about the NHPC JE exam pattern and marking scheme in detail.

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NHPC JE Exam Pattern 2022: Highlights

NHPC JE exam pattern


Name of the Exam

NHPC JE Recruitment 2022

Mode of Exam


Medium of paper

English and Hindi

Type of questions 

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Duration of exam

3 Hours

Negative Marking 


Subjects/Sections in NHPC Jr. Engg. exam

3 subjects/sections

Total Marks

200 Marks

NHPC JE Exam Pattern for CBT

As already discussed, the NHPC Jr. Engineer Exam will be held in online mode only. 

  • All the questions asked in the NHPC Jr. Engg. paper will be multiple-choice questions (MCQs).
  • All the questions will be set in English and Hindi, except the English Language paper. 
  • The total duration of the NHPC JE exam is 3 Hours. 
  • The NHPC JE exam will have 3 parts.
  • The 1st part will have questions based on the concerned discipline as per your educational qualification while the other two parts will have General Awareness and Reasoning related questions. 
  • There will be a total of 200 questions for the NHPC Junior Engineer online test. 
  • Each question will be of 1 mark, therefore, the complete online exam will be of 200 marks.  
  • Each correct answer will give you 1 mark while each incorrect answer will lead to a deduction of 0.25 mark. 







Civil/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Subjects



General Awareness 







200 questions 

NHPC JE Marking Scheme

The marking scheme for the NHPC JE exam will be done on the basis of the questions attempted by them in the online test. The table given below gives you the details. 

Type of answers marked

Marking Scheme

Correct Answer

+1 Mark

Incorrect Answer


Unattempted questions

No Marks

Negative Marking for Descriptive Paper

No Negative Marking 

Final Selection for NHPC Jr. Engg. Recruitment

The final selection for the NHPC JE recruitment 2022 will be done on the basis of the marks obtained by you in the online test. The candidates will be selected in order of merit. Thus, you must make sure that you score the maximum marks in the NHPC Junior Engineer exam 2022.

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