PSC Section officer syllabus

PSC Section Officer Syllabus for Foreign Affairs


PSC Section Officer Syllabus for Foreign Affairs

PSC Section Officer Syllabus  is the way to get the syllabus of section officer paper 1 and paper 2 online. There are 2 papers for the section officer job. The first paper is called pre exam and the second one is called main exam. But the candidates those who what to apply in the Ministry of foreign affairs they have to attend the addition two exam for the same post. PSC Section Officer Syllabus  will give you the update syllabus for 2076.

The syllabus of Section Officer for the Ministry of Foreign affairs, Govt. of Nepal is as follows:

Paper Full Marks Pass Marks Exam Type No of Question/Mark Time
Extra Paper I:

(English Language)

100 40  (Subjective) According to subject 3 hr
Extra Paper II:

(Foreign Policy & International Relation)





  (Subjective) 10×1=10  3 hr

Extra Paper I


English Language Section (A) – 20 Marks

1. Composition 20 × 1 = 20

Essay Writing (The essay must be in about 800 to 1000 words in length.)

Section (B) – 30 Marks

2. Translate from English into Nepali: (15 x 1 =15)

A passage of about 200-250 words written in English on a general topic.

The question should include instruction to translate the text literally without losing the sense and spirit of the original.

3. Translation from Nepali into English: (15 x 1 =15)

A passage of about 200-250 words written in English on a general topic.

The question should include instruction to translate the text literally without losing the sense and spirit of the original.

Section (C) – 30 Marks

4. Comprehension: (5 x 3 =15)

A passage of about 500 words written in English will be given with 5 questions, each carrying 3 marks.

5. Passage Writing: ( 15 x 1 =15)

A passage of about 450 -500 words written in English will be given and the examiners will be asked to summarize it in 33 percent (one third) of the total length of the passage.

Section (D) – 20 Marks

6. Diplomatic Correspondence/Writing: (10 x 2 =20)

(Two questions from the following each consisting 10 marks)

i. Drafting of first person note

ii. Drafting of third person note

iii. Drafting of joint communique

iv. Drafting of press statement

Extra paper II

Foreign Policy & International Relations

 Section (A) – 20 Marks (10×2= 20)

1. Nepal’s Foreign Policy

i. Evolution of Nepal’s foreign policy

ii. Definition and eterminants of Nepal’s foreign policy

iii. Guiding principles and Nepal’s foreign policy

iv. Democratization of foreign policy

v. Human rights: Nepal’s obligations

vi. Environment: challenges of climate change and global warming

vii. Terrorism: global and regional instruments to combat it

viii. Globalization and its impact on Nepal’s foreign policy

ix. Refugee issues

2.  Strategic and Political Relations between Nations

i. Nepal’s relation with SAARC countries

ii. Nepal’s relations with major powers (China, USA, UK, France, Russia, Japan, Germany)

iii. Nepal’s relations with EU and other major development partners

Section (B) – 30 Marks (10×3= 30)

3. Nepal and International Organizations/Institutions

i. United Nations: structure, functions and reform issues

ii. Nepal’s membership in the United Nations

iii. Role of Nepal in disarmament and international peace

iv. Nepal’s participation in UN Peacekeeping Operations

v. World Bank Group

vi. International Monetary Fund

vii. World Trade Organization

viii. Asian Development Bank

4.  Nepal, Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), and Least Developed Countries

i. Origin, purposes, principles and relevance of NAM

ii. Nepal’s role in NAM

iii. Nepal’s role in Least Developed Countries (LDC), Land-Locked Developing Countries (LLDC) and in the Group of 77 and China (Developing countries)

iv. South-South Cooperation

v. Rights of Land-Locked States

5. Regional Organizations and Nepal

i. Concept, growth and importance of regionalism

ii. EU, ASEAN, SAARC, BIMSTEC, Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)

iii. Nepal in SAARC

iv. Nepal in BIMSTEC

Section (C) – 20 Marks (10×2= 20)

6. Economic Diplomacy: In Case of Nepal

i. Foreign aid: role of foreign aid in Nepal’s development

ii. Foreign trade: challenges of increasing trade deficit

iii. Foreign employment and role of remittance in national economy

iv. Tourism promotion

v. Hydropower development

vi. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

vii. Non Resident Nepalese (NRNs)

7.  Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Nepal’s Diplomatic and Consular Missions

i. Role and functions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

ii. Nepal Foreign Service, diplomacy and national interest

iii. Functions of Nepalese diplomatic and consular missions

iv. Challenges of Nepalese diplomatic and consular Missions

v. Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations, 1961

vi. Vienna Convention on consular relations,1963

Section (D) – 30 Marks (10×3= 30)

8. Nepal’s Bilateral Treaties

i. Nepal-India Treaty of Peace and Friendship, 1950

ii. Nepal-India Extradition Treaty, 1953

iii. Nepal-India Trade and Transit Treaty (1960) with periodic revisions

iv. Nepal’s Treaty of Peace and Friendship with China, 1960

9. Diplomacy: Definition and Changing Role

i. Definition and evolution

ii. Changing nature

iii. Types (Type I and Type II diplomacy, public diplomacy, citizen diplomacy, cultural diplomacy, virtual diplomacy, conference diplomacy, preventive diplomacy)

iv. Diplomatic terminologies (Agreement, Aid Memoire, Ambassador-designate, Ambassador- at-large, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Asylum, Attaché, Chancery, Charge d’ Affaires, Consul, Consulate General, Credentials, Demarche, Diplomatic Bag, Diplomatic Illness, Dual Accreditation, Exchange of letters, Excellency, Exequatur, Full Power, Good Offices, Laissez Passé, Persona Non Grata, Precedence)

v. Negotiation skills

10.  Theories of International Relations, International Law and Practices

i. Theories of international relations (Realism, Liberalism, Democratic Peace Theory, Institutionalism, Marxist Theory, Constructivism, Functionalism)

ii. International Law:

    • Definition and general principles of international law
    • Recognition of states and governments
    • Treaty making (definition of treaties, full power, conclusion of treaties, validity of treaties)
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