The Ekalavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs has released the EMRS Principal Syllabus 2023. Candidates can check the detailed syllabus and EMRS Principal Recruitment 2023 exam pattern in the official notification for the recruitment of Principal candidates. Once the application process starts, candidates should check the syllabus to be completely aware of the exam-related information.

EMRS Principal Syllabus 2024 Overview

Conducting BodyNational Education Society for Tribal Students (NESTS)
CategoryEMRS Principal Syllabus and Exam Pattern
Time Duration3 Hours
Level of ExamNational Level
Maximum Marks150
Negative Marks0.25 Marks
Job LocationAcross India

EMRS Principal Syllabus 2024

Reasoning & Numerical Ability
  • Puzzles & Seating arrangement
  • Data sufficiency
  • Statement based questions (Verbal reasoning)
  • Inequality
  • Blood relations
  • Sequences and Series
  • Direction Test
  • Assertion and Reason
  • Venn Diagrams
General Awareness

General knowledge and Current affairs with special emphasis in the field of education

General English
  • Verb
  • Tenses
  • Voice
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Articles
  • Comprehension
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Adverb
  • Error Correction
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Unseen Passages
  • Vocabulary
  • Antonyms/Synonyms
  • Grammar
  • Idioms & Phrases
General Hindi
  • संयोजक
  • मिश्रण
  • लंबे शब्द
  • समानार्थी शब्द
  • सामान्य असामान्य
  • वर्तमान शब्द
  • मुहावरे – लोकोक्तियाँ
  • अनदेखे अनुच्छेद पर आधारित प्रश्न
Academics & Residential Aspects

Child Development and pedagogy

  • Child Development – Physical, intellectual and emotional & social development.
  • Problems of Adolescence – Role of Home, School, Hostel and society in dealing with them.


  • Concepts
  • Factors affecting learning
  • Motivation and measures for creating an effective learning experience.
  • Learning outcomes
  • Pedagogical leadership

Perspective in Education

  • New Education Policy-2020
  • Govt. Act and Policy on Children
  • School system & organization
  • Good Governance in School System

Teaching methodology and classroom management 

  • Digital learning – Various initiatives by the Govt., Prospects, reach and effectiveness.
  • Curriculum
  • Academic Planning and implementation
Administration & Finance
  • CCS (CCA) Rules
  • CCS (Conduct Rules)
  • Medical Attendance Rules
  • Fundamental and supplementary
  • Rules (FR) (SR)
  • CPF & NPS as admissible to NVS employees
  • TA Rules
  • PFMS
  • GeM
  • LTC Rules
  • Income Tax
  • Legal Framework
  • Problem-solving and decision-making / Leadership
  • Sexual harassment at the workplace
  • RTI/ICT Knowledge
  • GFR

EMRS Principal Exam Pattern 2024

The detailed exam pattern for EMRC principal Recruitment is given below. The candidates need to know the exam pattern as it gives them a clear idea about the weightage given to each subject in the exam.

PartSubjectNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
IReasoning & Numerical Ability10103 Hours
IIGeneral Awareness2020
IIILanguage Competency Test-
General Hindi1010
General English1010
IVAcademics and residential aspects (Detailed syllabus as on NESTS website)5050
VAdministration and Finance (Detailed syllabus as on NESTS Website)5050

EMRS Principal Exam Preparation Tips

Preparing for the EMRS Principal exam requires diligent effort and systematic planning. Here are some valuable tips to help you with your preparation:

  • Familiarize yourself with the syllabus and examination pattern to understand the areas of focus.
  • Make a study schedule and allocate adequate time to each subject.
  • Use study material, previous years’ question papers and online resources.
  • Practice solving sample papers and give mock tests to improve time management and boost confidence.
  • Stay updated with current affairs through newspapers, magazines and reliable news sources.
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