NHPC Junior Engineer Complete Exam Pattern 2022

By Vishal Singh|Updated : January 31st, 2022

The NHPC JE Exam Pattern is released by the National Hydro-Electric Power Corporation Pvt Ltd. (NHPC) on its official website. 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 article will give you the detailed NHPC JE exam pattern for all the posts. The NHPC JE written exam is an online test with the aim to recruit suitable candidates to fill up a total of 133 vacancies. Read on to know more about the NHPC JE exam pattern along with the marking scheme in great detail.  

NHPC JE Exam Pattern 2022: Highlights

NHPC Junior Engineer exam pattern


NHPC JE exam 2022 Mode


Medium of paper

English & Hindi

Duration of NHPC JE exam

3 Hours

Negative Marking 


Subjects/Sections in NHPC Jr. Engg. exam

3 subjects/sections

Total Marks

200 Marks

NHPC JE Exam Pattern for Online Test

As already discussed,  the NHPC Jr. Engineer Exam will be held in online mode only. The exam pattern for NHPC JE for Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineer varies slightly. 

  • All the questions asked in the NHPC Jr. Engg. the paper will be multiple-choice questions (MCQs).
  • All the questions will be set in both the language i.e. 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. 





JE (Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical)


Concerned discipline



General Awareness 







200 questions 


Marking Scheme for NHPC Junior Engineer Exam

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 2021 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 2021. 

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  • All the questions asked in the NHPC JE exam 2022 will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

  • The NHPC JE exam will be held in only online mode. 

  • There will be a total of 200 questions in the NHPC Jr. Engg. online test. 

  • The NHPC JE online test will be held in both English and Hindi languages. 

  • There will be 200 questions in the NHPC Jr. Engineer exam.

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