HPSC Haryana Public Service Commission

The public service commission of india was setup on 1st oct , 1926. The state of Haryana came into existence under the provision of Punjab Re-organisation Act , 1976. From 1st nov 1966 Haryana Public Service Commission also came into existance. Haryana Public Service Commission HPSC conducts the exams for the services such as HCS , DSP , Excise and Taxation Officer , District Food and Supply Officer etc.

HPSC HCS Recruitment 2021

HPSC HCS Recruitment 2021: Haryana Public Service Commission has postponed the exam date for the HPSC HCS Prelims which was scheduled for 30th May 2021. The exam has been deferred till further notice. The revised dates will be announced soon on the official website @hssc.gov.in. A total of 156 vacancies will be recruited through this notification. The online application process was till 02nd April 2021. The candidates who have applied for the examination can bookmark this page to get the notification for every latest update for HPSC HCS Exam 2021.

HPSC HCS Recruitment 2021:

OrganizationHaryana Public Service Commission
PostsHCS (Ex.Br.) & Other Allied Services
Advt No.3/2021
Apply Online Starts03rd March 2021
Last Date to Apply02nd April 2021
CategoryGovt. Jobs
Selection ProcessPrelims, Mains, Interview
Job LocationHaryana
Official Websitehssc.gov.in

HPSC HCS Recruitment 2021: Important Dates

Notification Released26th February 2021
Apply Online Starts03rd March 2021
Last Date to Apply Online02nd April 2021
Prelims Admit CardTo Be Notified Soon
HPSC HCS Prelims Exam Date30 May 2021 Postponed
Mains Admit CardTo Be Notified Later
HPSC HCS Mains Exam DateTo Be Notified Later
Personality Test/Viva-voceTo Be Notified Later

Haryana Public Service Commission has announced 156 vacancies for the recruitment of HCS (Ex.Br.) & Other Allied Services Exam 2021 on its official website against advt. no. 3/2021 on 26th February 2021. The interested candidates can check the details from the notification pdf for which the direct link has been provided here.

HPSC HCS Recruitment 2021: Vacancy Details

A total of 156 vacancies has been released officially for various posts by Haryana Public Service Commission. Check post-wise vacancy details in the below table.

Post NameTotal Vacancies
HCS (Ex. Br.)48
District Food & Supplies Controller (DFSC)05
‘A’ Class Tehsildar04
Asstt. Registrar Co. Op. Societies (ARCS)01
Asstt. Excise & Taxation Officer (AETO)05
Block Development & Panchayat Officer (BDPO)46
Traffic Manager (TM)03
District Food & Supplies Officer (DFSO)02
Asstt. Employment Officer (AEO)21
Total Vacancies156

HPSC HCS Recruitment 2021: Eligibility Criteria

h3>Education Qualification

The candidates must possess Bachelor Degree in Arts/ Science/ Commerce or an equivalent degree from a recognized University

Age Limit (as on 01/01/2021)

• Minimum Age: not less than 18 Years
• Maximum Age: not more than 42 Years
• For DSP Posts: not be less than 18 years and not more than 27 years
• Age relaxation is applicable as per rules.

HPSC HCS Recruitment 2021: Application Fees

S.NoCategory of CandidatesFee
1(i). For Male candidates of General category including Dependent Son of Ex-serviceman of Haryana(ii).For Male candidates of the General category and all reserved categories of other States.Rs. 1000/-
2(i). For all Female candidates of the General category including Female Dependent of ESM of Haryana only.(ii) For Female candidates of the General category and all reserved categories of other States.Rs. 250/-
3For Male & Female candidates of SC/ BC-A/ BC-B/ ESM & Economically Weaker Section (EWS)
categories of Haryana only
Rs. 250/-
4For all PwD i.e Persons with Disabilities category candidates (with at least 40% disability) of Haryana only.Nil

How to Apply For HPSC HCS Recruitment 2021?

1. Visit the official website @hpsc.gov.in or directly apply from the link mentioned below.
2. Click on Advertisements & Instructions in the important links section.
3. Click on the link in front of “Advertisement No. 3/2021 – for HCS (Ex.Br.) & Other Allied Services Exam 2021”
4. If you are a new user, then click on New Registration otherwise log in with your registration id.
5. Fill in all the necessary details and pay the application fee is required.
6. Submit your application form after a thorough revision of the details filled.
7. Save and take a print out of your application form for future reference.

The online application process was started on 03rd March 2021 on its official website @hpsc.gov.in. The eligible and interested candidates can apply by 02nd April 2021.

HPSC HCS Recruitment 2021: Selection Process

The selection process of Haryana HPSC HCS Vacancy 2021 includes the following stages:
• Preliminary Written Exam (200 Marks)
• Mains Written Exam (600 Marks)
• Personality Test/ Interview (75 Marks)
• Document Verification
• Medical Examination

HPSC HCS Exam Pattern 2021

HPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam Pattern

• HCS Prelims result will be based on the marks secured in General Studies Paper only and the CSAT paper will be of qualifying in nature. The candidates need to score 33% marks on the CSAT paper.
• Mode of Exam: Offline (Objective Multiple Choice Questions)
• There will be a Negative Marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer

General Studies1001002 Hours
Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT)- Qualifying1001002 Hours

HPSC Civil Services Mains Exam Pattern

• The HPSC main exam is a descriptive type exam comprising five conventional essay type question paper.
• The candidates need to opt for two optional subjects from a list of 23 optional subjects.

Mode of Exam: Descriptive

Paper No.SubjectMarksTime
Paper-IEnglish (Including Essay)1003 Hours
Paper-IIHindi (Including Essay)1003 Hours
Paper-IIIGeneral Studies1003 Hours
Paper-IVOptional Subject Part- I1503 Hours
Paper-VOptional Subject Part-II1503 Hours

List of Optional Subjects: The candidates need to choose one subject from the list of Optional Subjects from the list given below.
BotanyPolitical science & international relations
Animal husbandry & Veterinary scienceCommerce & Accountancy
Punjabi literaturePublic administration
Civil engineeringMechanical engineering
Electrical engineeringGeography
SociologyIndian history
AnthropologyEnglish Literature
GeologyHindi Literature
Medical SciencePhilosophy

HPSC HCS Interview

The candidates who score marks equal to or greater than the HCS cut off marks will be called for the personality test at the HPSC office premises. No candidate will be called for the HCS interview unless the candidate attains 45% marks in the aggregate of all the main written question papers and 33% marks in the Hindi and English question papers. The number of candidates called for the HCS personality test will be three times the number of vacancies advertised

HP PSC Exam Pattern & Syllabus (Prelims and Main).

Notification Date
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HPSC HCS Prelims Exam Date

HPSC HCS Exam Pattern

The HPSC HCS exam will be conducted based on the new exam pattern of the UPSC prelims exam. As per the new rules, the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) Paper will be qualifying only from now onwards and the candidates need to secure 33% marks to qualify in this paper. The marks secured in this paper will not be considered for the HCS prelims result. Read ahead to know the pattern for each stage of HPSC HCS Exam.


Exam StageNumber of PapersNumber of Papers Total Marks
HCS Prelims Exam2100
HCS Mains Exam5600
HCS Personality Test-75

HPSC HCS Prelims Exam Pattern

The HPSC HCS exam is a three-tier exam and the exam pattern for each stage is different. The HCS prelims exam is the first stage of the HCS exam and is qualifying in nature. This means that the marks secured in the HCS prelims exam are not considered in the final merit. The HCS Prelims exam is an objective type exam comprising two papers.

HCS PaperNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration
General Studies Paper1001002 Hours
CSAT (Civil Service Aptitude Test)1001002 Hours

As per the new rules, the HCS Prelims result will be declared on the basis of marks secured in General Studies Paper only and the CSAT paper will be qualifying in nature. The candidates need to score 33% marks on the CSAT paper. There is a provision of negative marking in the HCS prelims exam. For each wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted from the candidate’s marks.

HPSC HCS Mains Exam Pattern

The HPSC Mains is the most important part of the HCS examination as the marks secured in Mains will decide the candidate’s rank on the final merit list. The Mains exam consists of 5 papers which include two optional papers. Among 23 subjects, a candidate can choose two subjects as optional. The HPSC main exam is a descriptive type exam.

Paper NumberHCS Mains Paper NameMarksDuration
Paper IEnglish & Essay1003 hours
Paper IIHindi & Hindi Essay1003 hours
Paper IIIGeneral Studies1003 hours
Paper IVOptional- 11503 hours
Paper VOptional- 21503 hours
Total Marks600

HPSC HCS Personality Test Pattern

Candidates who qualify the Prelims and Mains by obtaining cut-off marks or more are called for the personality test. The interview is conducted in HPSC premises in Panchkula, Haryana. Candidates who clear this test will be offered various job posts under the HPSC as per their ranks.

HPSC HCS Exam Syllabus

The HPSC HCS exam is a three-stage exam and each stage has a separate exam syllabus. The candidates need to understand the topics given in the HPSC HCS syllabus carefully to prepare for the exam. Below we have provided the detailed exam syllabus for all three stages of the exam.
HPSC HCS Prelims exam has two papers – General studies and CSAT (Civil Service Aptitude Test). Each paper is of objective type questions that carry 100 marks.

General Studies Syllabus

The general studies syllabus includes six topics – General Science, Current events (National and International), History of India & Indian national movement, Geography (Indian and World), Culture- Polity- Economy of India, General Mental Ability.

General Science:

Questions on General Science will cover the understanding of general science. It deals with things that happen in our day to day life. It includes subjects like basic Chemistry, Biology, and Physics.

Importance of Current Events (National & International):

It includes current events that are happening nationally and internationally.

History of India and Indian National Movement:

Questions related to the history of India in the aspect of Social, political and economical understanding will be asked. Questions on the Indian National Movement will relate to the nature and character of the nineteenth-century resurgence, growth of nationalism and attainment of Independence.

Indian and World Geography:

Questions will be on the social, economical and physical geography of India as well as on Indian agriculture are asked from this section.

Culture- Politics- Economy of India:

Questions on Indian Polity and Economy will test knowledge on the country‘s political system and Constitution of India, Panchayati Raj, social systems and economic developments in India.

General Mental Ability:

Haryana–Economy, and people. Social, economic and cultural institutions and language of Haryana.

CSAT Syllabus

CSAT deals with the below-mentioned topics –

• Comprehension.
• Interpersonal skills (Communication skills are included).
• Reasoning and also analytical ability.
• Skills related to decision making and problem-solving.
• Basic Numeracy of Class-X that includes numbers and their relations, magnitude etc.
• General Mental Ability
• Data interpretation of Class-X that includes data sufficiency, charts, tables etc.
The HPSC HCS main exam comprises 5 conventional type question papers which include 2 optional papers.

Paper I – English and English Essay Syllabus

(i)Precise Writing
(ii)Comprehension of given passages
(iv)Usage and Vocabulary.
(v)General Grammar / Composition


A specific topic will be given and candidates need to write an essay on that within the prescribed word limit. The choice of subjects will be given.

Paper II – Hindi and Hindi Essay Syllabus

The candidates are required to write this paper in Hindi Devnagri Script. The paper syllabus includes

(i)Translation of an English passage into Hindi.
(ii)Letter / precise writing
(iii)Explanation of Hindi passage (prose and poetry) in the same language.
(iv)Composition (idioms, corrections etc.)
(v)Essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given.

Paper III – General Studies Syllabus

This paper is divided into two parts and both parts are mandatory. The questions will be such as to test a candidate‘s general awareness of a variety of subject which will have relevance for a career in Civil Services.


Modern Indian History and Indian Culture:

Modern history covers the time from the nineteenth-century till now. This includes personalities of freedom fighters, social reform questions, Indian culture questions, etc.

Indian Geography:

In this part, applicants will be asked about Physical, Social and Economical geography.

Indian Polity:

Indian political stuff like the Indian constitution, the political system of India related questions will be asked in this part.

Present National Issue & Social Relevance:

Democracy & Human resource issues, human rights, corruption, ecological preservation, national heritage, adult literacy and such related topics are included in this part.


India and World:

This topic deals with the relationship between India and the World in spheres like Foreign affairs, Internal- external security and so on. Candidates will be asked about their knowledge of this topic.

The Economy of India:

This topic is of the economic development of India, foreign trades, WTO, trade issues etc.

International Affairs:

In this topic, there will be questions related to the world’s current affairs and also about international institutions.

Development in Science Related Fields:

This part deals with the development of science and technology, space, telecommunications and also basic computers. Students will be asked on these topics.


These topics include statistical, diagrammatical, graphical problems and such related stuff. Candidates will be tested on these topics.

Paper IV and V:

The other two subjects in Mains are needed to be chosen by the candidates themselves from these 23 subjects, as the optional ones. The available subjects are mentioned below.

• Agriculture
• Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Service
• Botany
• Chemistry
• Civil Engineering
• Commerce and Accountancy
• Economics
• Electrical Engineering
• English Literature
• Geography
• Hindi Literature
• Indian History
• Law
• Mathematics
• Mechanical Engineering
• Physics
• Political Science and International Relations
• Psychology
• Public Administration
• Punjabi Literature
• Sociology
• Sanskrit Literature
• Zoology

However, the following combination of subjects are not allowed to be chosen together

• Political science and International relations with Public Administration.
• Agriculture with Animal husbandry and veterinary service.
• Hindi literature, English literature, Sanskrit literature and Punjabi literature.
• Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.

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