Jobs in Nepal Government

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To this day, many Nepali citizens dream of having a government job. Government jobs are one of the most sought after jobs in Nepal. 
There are numerous departments and ways to get a government job in Nepal. One of the most common ways is to get into the government sector through Lok Sewa Ayog (Public Service Commission). 

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.

How to prepare and apply for Lok Sewa in Nepal

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:

  • Academic Certificates

  • Training Certificates

  • Professional Council report/Medical council report for Health Service related posts

  • Scanned signature 

  • Passport-sized recent photo 

  • Inclusion group certificate

  • Citizenship 


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.


Tips to prepare for Lok Sewa exams

  • 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. 


Order of Precedence In Nepal

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:



  • President


  • Vice President


  • Prime Minister


  • Chief Justice


  • Speaker of the House of Representatives

  • Chairman of the National Assembly


  • Former Presidents

  • 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

  • Attorney General

  • 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

  • Nepali Ambassador

  • Foreign Ambassador to Nepal

  • Secretary General of SAARC

  • Lieutenant General

  • Inspector-general of police (IGP)

  • Inspector General of Armed Police Force

  • Chief Research Director of National Research Department

  • Vice Chancellor of Pragya Pratisthan

  • University professor

  • Mayor of Sub Metropolitan City

  • Deputy Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City

  • Mayor of Municipality of Nepal


  • Judge of The High Court

  • Chief Attorney

  • United Nation Coordinator in Nepal


  • Chairman of Province Public Service Commission

  • Major general

  • 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

  • District Judge

  • Chief District Officer (Gazetted First Class)

  • Associate Professor of the University 


  • Brigadier general

  • 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

  • Chief Lieutenant

  • Superintendent (police) (S.P)

  • Superintendent Armed Police

  • Deputy Research Director of the National Research Department


  • Major

  • 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


  • Captain

  • Branch Officer of The Government of Nepal and Gazetted Third Class officer

  • Assistant Professor of University


  • Lieutenant

  • Police Inspector

  • 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

List of agencies and departments of the federal Government of Nepal

  • Federal Ministries

  1. Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development

  2. Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation

  3. Ministry of Defence

  4. Ministry of Education, Science and Technology

  5. Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation

  6. Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration

  7. Ministry of Finance

  8. Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

  9. Ministry of Forests and Environment 

  10. Ministry of Health and Population

  11. Ministry of Home Affairs

  12. Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Supplies

  13. Ministry of Information and Communications

  14. Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security

  15. Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives, and Poverty Alleviation 

  16. Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs

  17. Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers

  18. Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport

  19. Ministry of Urban Development

  20. Ministry of Water Supply

  21. Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens

  22. Ministry of Youth and Sports

  • Constitutional bodies

  1. Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority

  2. Office of The Attorney General

  3. Office of the Auditor General

  4. Election Commission, Nepal

  5. Public Service Commission

  6. National Human Rights Commission 

  7. National Natural Resources and Fiscal Commission

  8. National Planning Commission

  • Departments

  1. Department of Archaeology

  2. Department of Agriculture

  3. Department of Co-Operatives

  4. Department of Cottage and Small Industries

  5. Department of Customs

  6. Department of Electricity Development

  7. Department of Food Technology and Quality Control

  8. Department of Forests and Soil Conservation

  9. Department of Health Services

  10. Department of Immigration

  11. Department of Industry

  12. Department of Information and Broadcasting

  13. Inland Revenue Department

  14. Department of Land Management and Archive

  15. Department of Livestock Services

  16. Department of Mines and Geology

  17. Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation

  18. Department of Passport

  19. Postal Services Department

  20. Department of Printing

  21. Department of Revenue Investigation

  22. Department of Roads

  23. Department of Transport Management

  • Government agencies

  1. Alternative Energy Promotion Centre

  2. Armed Police Force 

  3. Agriculture Inputs Company Ltd

  4. Agriculture Information and Communication Center

  5. B.P. Koirala Memorial Planetarium, Observatory, and Science Museum Development Board

  6. Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal

  7. Central Bureau of Statistics

  8. Department of National ID and Civil Registration

  9. Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry

  10. Financial Comptroller General Office 

  11. Foreign Employment Promotion Board

  12. Hydroelectricity Investment and Development Company Limited

  13. National Examination Board 

  14. Land Management Training Centre

  15. Nepal Tourism Board

  16. Nepal Law Commission

  17. National Planning Commission of Nepal

  18. Nepal Police

  19. Nepali Army

  20. Nepal Red Cross Society

  21. Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC)

  22. Nepal Telecom

  23. National Information Technology Center (NITC)

  24. Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management

  25. Nepal Airlines

  26. Nepal Academy of Science and Technology

  27. Nepal Health Research Council

  28. Nepal Medical Council

  29. Nepal Standards and Metrology Department

  30. National Sports Council

  31. National Information Commission

  32. Office of Controller of Certification

  33. Office of the Controller of Examinations

  34. Office of Company Registrar

  35. Public Procurement Monitoring Office (PPMO

  36. Rashtriya Prasaran Grid Company Limited (RPGCL)

  37. Revenue Administration Training Center

  38. Social Welfare Council Nepal

  39. University Grants Commission

  40. Vocational and Skill Development Training Center

  41. Water and Energy Commission


Advantages of a government job in Nepal

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

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