The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission vested the power under Article 318 of the Constitution of India. HPSC , being am independent and impartial Authority , have to discharge the duties and functions assigned to them under Article 320 of the Constitution. According to the Acts , the Commission is required to advise the State Govt on all matters relating to framing of Recruitment and Promotion Rules , princiles to be followed in making appointments , promotion and transfer from one service to another and in respect of disciplinary matters affecting Civil Servants. At present direct recruitment of Class-I & Class-II posts of different departments is done by the Commission.

HPPSC Recruitment 2021

HPPSC Recruitment 2021: Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission has published an official notification announcing 16 vacant positions for Administrative services, Himachal Pradesh Police Services, Tehsildar, District Controller, and Assistant Registration posts on its official website @hppsc.hp.gov.in on 19th May 2021. The online registration process for eligible candidates has been made available from 19th May to 15th June 2021. If you fulfil all the eligibility criteria as mentioned in the article, then apply from the direct link given in the article. Bookmark this article to get notified of every latest update for HPPSC Recruitment 2021.

HPPSC Recruitment 2021:

OrganizationHimachal Pradesh Public Service Commission
PostsAdministrative, Police Service, Tehsildar, Assistant Registrar
Advt No.11/5-2021
Vacancies16
Apply Online Starts19th May 2021
Last Date to Apply15th June 2021
CategoryGovt. Jobs
Selection ProcessPrelims, Mains, Interview
Job LocationHimachal Pradesh
Official Website@hppsc.hp.gov.in

HPPSC Recruitment Notification

Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission has announced 16 vacancies for Administrative services, HP Police Services, and other posts on its official website @hppsc.hp.gov.in on 19th May 2021 through Advt No. 11/5-2021. The candidates who have been waiting for this recruitment can go through the detailed advertisement for which the link has been provided below.

HPPSC Recruitment 2021 Vacancy

Total of 16 seats have been released for various posts by Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission on 19th May 2021. Check post-wise vacancy distribution from here.

Post NameVacancy
HP Administrative Services08
District Controller01
HP Police Services04
Tehsildar01
Assistant Registrar02
Total16

HPPSC Recruitment Eligibility Criteria

Education Qualification
A candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent from a recognized University to be eligible to apply for the vacancies. The candidate must have knowledge of customs, manners and dialects of Himachal Pradesh and suitability for appointment in the peculiar conditions prevailing in the Pradesh is a desirable qualification.
Age Limit (as on 01/01/2021)
• Minimum Age: 21 years
• Maximum Age: 35 years

How to Apply For HPPSC Recruitment 2021?

• Search for hppsconline.hp.gov.in or directly apply from the below link
• Go to the Recruitment section and select the post you are desired to apply.
• Click on the Application Form and fill out complete details in the application form.
• Upload the scanned copies of Documents / Certificates.
• Finally, submit the application form and pay the application fee if applicable.
• Submit the duly filled application form to the officials before 15th June 2021.
• Download the application form for future reference.
Application Fees
• For General/ EWS: Rs. 400/-
• For SC/ ST/ OBC/ BPL of HP State & Other: Rs. 100/-
• For Ex-Servicemen/ Blind/ Visually Impaired of H.P State: Nil
• Mode of Payment: Online by Debit/ Credit card/ Internet banking through “e-Payment Gateway”

HPPSC Administrative CCE Online Form 2021

The online registration for 16 various posts has been activated from 19th May 2021 and will be active till 15th June 2021. The eligible candidates who are interested in the vacancies can apply from the direct link below much before the last date arrives.
HPPSC Administrative Selection Process
The candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in the following stages:
1. Preliminary Exam
2. Mains Exam
3. Personality Test
Preliminary Exam
The preliminary examination will be held in 02 papers based on Multiple Choices Questions on the following pattern will be held.

Paper-I General Studies (Code No.01): 100 MCQs for 200 marks

Paper-II Aptitude Test (Code No.02): 100 MCQs for 200 marks

Mains Exam
The candidates declared qualified in the Preliminary examination will have to submit an application for Main Examination through online/offline mode as the case may be.
Personality Test
The number of candidates to be called for the viva-voce test after the Main written examination by the Commission shall be at its discretion on the basis of marks obtained by them in the Main written examination only.

HPPSC Administrative Salary

Check post-wise salary offered by HPPSC from the below table. The salary with Grade Pay has been mentioned in the notification released.

Post NameSalary
HP Administrative ServicesRs.15600-39100+(GP 5400)
District ControllerRs.15600-39100+(GP 5400)
HP Police ServicesRs.15600-39100+(GP 5400)
TehsildarRs.10300-34800+(GP 5000)
Assistant RegistrarRs.10300-34800+(GP 5000)

HPPSC Syllabus for HPAS Prelims

HPAS prelims exam is the screening exam. It is the qualifying exam and its marks are not counted for the final merit list. This exam filters out the undeserving candidates and cut short the number for candidates for the main exam. The prelims exam is an objective type examination and the candidates need to secure higher than the HPPSC cut-off marks.
There are two papers and the syllabus topics for both the papers are as follows
General Studies Syllabus
The general studies syllabus is a mixture of the current affairs and the static GK topics. The HPPSC syllabus for the prelims exam is mentioned in the official notification and the topics are as follows
• History, geography, political, art & culture and socio-economic development of Himachal Pradesh.
• Currents events of national and international importance.
• History of India and Indian national movement.
• Indian and World Geography-physical, social, economic geography of India and the world.
• Indian polity and governance –Constitution, political system, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
• Economic and social development –sustainable development poverty, inclusion, demographics, social sector initiatives, etc.
• General issues on environmental ecology, bio-diversity and Climate Change –that do not require subject specialization
• General Science.
Aptitude Test Syllabus
The aptitude test was introduced after the inclusion of CSAT paper in the IAS Exam. The aptitude paper tests the objective orientation of the candidates. The topics of the syllabus are as follows.
• Comprehension
• Interpersonal skills including communication skills
• Logical reasoning and analytical ability
• Decision making and problem-solving
• General mental ability
• Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc. (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. –Class X level).
• English Language comprehension skills (Class X level)

HPPSC Syllabus for Main Exam

The HPPSC syllabus for the main exam is not mentioned in the official advertisement of the HPAS exam. It was notified separately in 2016. The HPAS exam pattern was changed in 2016 and with this change, the new syllabus also came into existence.
The main exam has six compulsory papers and two optional papers. The topics of the HPPSC Syllabus are as follows
English Paper Syllabus
The objective of this paper is to test the understanding of the English language and its usage. The candidate is expected to be well-versed with the usage of English. The topics are as follows

TopicMarks
English Grammar20
Usage and vocabulary20
English Composition Letter / Application / Report / Note writing20
Comprehension of unseen passages 20
Precis Writing20

Hindi Paper Syllabus

• The topics of the Hindi paper are as follows
• Translation of an English passage into Hindi.
• Translation of Hindi passage into English.
• Explanation of Hindi passage in Prose and Poetry in the same language.
• Composition(Idioms, corrections etc.)
Essay Paper Syllabus
Essay paper is designed to test the knowledge and awareness of the candidate regarding the subject and the society as a whole. The topics can be included from the following areas
• current affairs
• socio-political issues
• socio-economic issues
• aspects of culture and history
• Reflective topics will be given to test the candidates’ understanding of these issues and their flair for expressing themselves in the English or in the Hindi language.
The candidates are required to attempt 2 Essays, choosing one each from Section A and B in about 900 words each.

General Studies I Syllabus

Unit-II
Sub Unit-1
• Historical perspective of Indian Cultural heritage:
• Literature and Art forms from ancient times to 1947(Major structural and rock-cut temple architecture, sculptural art and major schools of paintings).
• Modern Indian history from the mid-18th century to 1980.
• Freedom Struggle: its various stages and the role of eminent personalities from different parts of India.
Sub Unit-2
• Industrial Revolution and the emergence of Capitalism.
• Fascist Ideology and its global implications.
• World Wars and boundary settlements after the First and the Second World Wars.
• Concept of Decolonization, Nationalism and Socialism, Globalization and concept of Modernity.
Sub Unit-3
• Emergence and growth of early medieval states: Kangra, Kullu and Chamba. The Hill States and their relations with the Mughals and the Sikhs.
• Gorkha invasion- its nature and consequences, Treaty of Segauli.
• The Hill States under Colonial power: Political and Administrative History. Grants, Sanads and territorial aggression.
• Social and Economic conditions under the colonial period with special reference to social practices of Beth, Begar and Reet.
• Establishment of British Cantonments.
• National Movement with special reference to Praja Mandal movements in Himachal Pradesh, 1848-1948.
• Five Year Plans and vision for the developed Hill State.
• Survey of artistic and cultural Heritage(Temples, Buddhist Monasteries and Paintings).
Unit-II
Sub Unit-1
• Introduction to Disasters: Concepts, definitions, disaster classifications including natural and man-made disasters.
• Social and Environmental impacts of disasters.
• Disaster profile of the country.
• Approaches to Disaster Risk Reductions.
• Disaster management models. Roles and responsibilities of stakeholders including community, Concept of first responders.
• Interrelationship of disaster and development.
• Disaster management in India including the Disaster Management Act 2005, National and state policies, Plans and institutional mechanism in the country.
Sub Unit-2
• Geographical Introduction to India, India as a unit of Geographical Study.
• Aspects of the Physical Geography of India – Structure and Relief, Climate, Soils and Vegetation, Geomorphic set up (Mountain Ranges and Rivers and other Water Bodies).
• Human Aspects – Population distribution, Urban Population, Internal Migration.
• Language and Literacy, Villages and Towns in India.
• Settlements, Industry and Transport.
Sub Unit-3
• Geography of Himachal Pradesh: Relief, Drainage, Vegetation cover and types.
• Climate and climatic zones in Himachal Pradesh.
• Geographical Regions of Himachal Pradesh (Shiwalik, Doons and Low Valleys, Outer Valleys of Sub Himalaya, Mid Hill Tracts of High Himalaya, High hills and Valleys and Inner Zones).
• Human Aspects: Quantitative, Qualitative and Temporal characteristics of Population, Urbanisation pattern.

Hindi Paper Syllabus

• The topics of the Hindi paper are as follows
• Translation of an English passage into Hindi.
• Translation of Hindi passage into English.
• Explanation of Hindi passage in Prose and Poetry in the same language.
• Composition(Idioms, corrections etc.)
Essay Paper Syllabus
Essay paper is designed to test the knowledge and awareness of the candidate regarding the subject and the society as a whole. The topics can be included from the following areas
• current affairs
• socio-political issues
• socio-economic issues
• aspects of culture and history
• Reflective topics will be given to test the candidates’ understanding of these issues and their flair for expressing themselves in the English or in the Hindi language.
The candidates are required to attempt 2 Essays, choosing one each from Section A and B in about 900 words each.
General Studies I Syllabus
Unit-II
Sub Unit-1
• Historical perspective of Indian Cultural heritage:
• Literature and Art forms from ancient times to 1947(Major structural and rock-cut temple architecture, sculptural art and major schools of paintings).
• Modern Indian history from the mid-18th century to 1980.
• Freedom Struggle: its various stages and the role of eminent personalities from different parts of India.
Sub Unit-2
• Industrial Revolution and the emergence of Capitalism.
• Fascist Ideology and its global implications.
• World Wars and boundary settlements after the First and the Second World Wars.
• Concept of Decolonization, Nationalism and Socialism, Globalization and concept of Modernity.
Sub Unit-3
• Emergence and growth of early medieval states: Kangra, Kullu and Chamba. The Hill States and their relations with the Mughals and the Sikhs.
• Gorkha invasion- its nature and consequences, Treaty of Segauli.
• The Hill States under Colonial power: Political and Administrative History. Grants, Sanads and territorial aggression.
• Social and Economic conditions under the colonial period with special reference to social practices of Beth, Begar and Reet.
• Establishment of British Cantonments.
• National Movement with special reference to Praja Mandal movements in Himachal Pradesh, 1848-1948.
• Five Year Plans and vision for the developed Hill State.
• Survey of artistic and cultural Heritage(Temples, Buddhist Monasteries and Paintings).
Unit-II
Sub Unit-1
• Introduction to Disasters: Concepts, definitions, disaster classifications including natural and man-made disasters.
• Social and Environmental impacts of disasters.
• Disaster profile of the country.
• Approaches to Disaster Risk Reductions.
• Disaster management models. Roles and responsibilities of stakeholders including community, Concept of first responders.
• Interrelationship of disaster and development.
• Disaster management in India including the Disaster Management Act 2005, National and state policies, Plans and institutional mechanism in the country.
Sub Unit-2
• Geographical Introduction to India, India as a unit of Geographical Study.
• Aspects of the Physical Geography of India – Structure and Relief, Climate, Soils and Vegetation, Geomorphic set up (Mountain Ranges and Rivers and other Water Bodies).
• Human Aspects – Population distribution, Urban Population, Internal Migration.
• Language and Literacy, Villages and Towns in India.
• Settlements, Industry and Transport.
Sub Unit-3
• Geography of Himachal Pradesh: Relief, Drainage, Vegetation cover and types.
• Climate and climatic zones in Himachal Pradesh.
• Geographical Regions of Himachal Pradesh (Shiwalik, Doons and Low Valleys, Outer Valleys of Sub Himalaya, Mid Hill Tracts of High Himalaya, High hills and Valleys and Inner Zones).
• Human Aspects: Quantitative, Qualitative and Temporal characteristics of Population, Urbanisation pattern.
• Policies: Forest, Industrial and Tourism Policies, Growth of Industrial areas and types of Industries in Himachal, Employment generation and potential, Scope of future Industrialization, Hazard Vulnerability and Risk Profile of Himachal Pradesh.
Unit-III
Sub Unit-3
• Salient features of Indian Society, Unity in Diversity.
• Social Institutions: Family, Marriage, Kinship, Religion and Social stratification in India.
• Women empowerment and social justice: Policies for women Empowerment in India, Laws for protection of women, women security and safety initiatives in India.
• Child Rights and Right to Education.
• Rights of differently-able persons and quality of life for them.
Sub Unit-2
• Core Values in public service/governance.
• Philosophical basis of public service/governance and Integrity, Professionalism, Accountability.
• Objectivity and transparency, information sharing and right to information, codes of conduct, work culture, challenges of corruption and political pressures.
• Gandhian Thought: Truth and Non-violence, Satyagraha, Ends and Means, Religion and Politics.
Sub Unit-3
• Society and Culture in Himachal Pradesh: Culture, customs, fairs and festivals, and religious beliefs and practices, recreation and amusement.
• Tribes of Himachal Pradesh: their historical, social, cultural, economic and legal aspects.
• Family, marriage, kinship, and caste system in Himachal Pradesh.

General Studies II Syllabus

Unit-II
Sub Unit-1
• Constitution of India: Historical underpinning, evolution, salient features.
• Significant provisions including Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy, Fundamental Duties.
• Amending process and important Constitutional Amendments and theory of basic structure.
Sub Unit-2
• Parliament and State legislatures, Structure, Organization and functioning of the Union and State Executive and the Judiciary.
• Functions and responsibilities of Union and States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up-to local level and challenges therein. •Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
• Appointments to various constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various constitutional bodies in India. SUB UNIT-3•Reorganization and politics of statehood.
• Development of political parties, major Political parties and their support base and performance in the Assembly and Parliamentary elections in Himachal Pradesh.
• Politics of sub-regionalism and pressure groups in the State.
• Structure, organization and functioning of Statutory, Regulatory and various Quasi-Judicial bodies in Himachal Pradesh.
Unit-II
Sub Unit-1
• Institutional framework, Policies and Interventions for development in various sectors in India.
• Governance, Good governance, Citizen Charters, effective public service delivery, transparency, accountability and ethics in governance in India.
• District Administration: Changing role of
• Deputy Commissioner.
• Local self-government in urban and rural areas in India.
Sub Unit-2
• Role of Non-Government Organizations (NGOs),
• Self Help Groups (SHGs) and Civil Society in Governance in India.
• Bodies constituted, Policies, Programmes and Schemes for welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes,
• Women, Minorities, Backward classes, Differently-abled persons, and children in India.
• Issues relating to quality of life: livelihood, poverty, hunger, disease and social inclusiveness.
Sub Unit-3
• Governance in Himachal Pradesh
• The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Guarantee Act 2011;
• Right to Information Act, 2005 and rules made thereunder by the Himachal Pradesh Government.
• Administrative reforms for effective public service delivery in Himachal Pradesh.
• Implementation of 73rd& 74th Constitutional amendments in Himachal Pradesh.
• Issues and Challenges. Programmes and policies for the welfare of differently-abled persons, women and children in Himachal Pradesh.
Unit-III
Sub Unit-1
• Bilateral, Regional and Global groupings and agreements involving India and affecting India’s interests.
• India’s look east policy.
• India’s relations with United States of America (U.S.A.), Russia, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, Maldives and Middle East Countries.
Sub Unit-2
• Effects of the policies of developed and developing countries on India’s interest, Indian Diaspora.
• Important international Institutions, agencies and fora, their structure and mandate.
Sub Unit-3
• Cyber crime and drug menace – mechanism to detect and control it in Himachal Pradesh.
• Enactments made by Himachal Pradesh Government to protect and promote the interests of agrarian society.
• Various policies framed by the Government of Himachal Pradesh for the socioeconomic development of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes of the State.
• Tribal welfare administration, Tribal sub-plan and Single line administration in Himachal Pradesh.

General Studies III Syllabus

Unit-I
Sub Unit-1
• Characteristics of Indian Economy
• Demographic Profile, Demographic Dividend and Population Policy.
• Sectoral Composition with respect to contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Employment.
• Poverty and Inequality, Unemployment, Inflation in India.
• Industrial Growth in India.
• Regulatory framework for money and banking: Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Commercial banks and Regional Rural Banks.
• Monetary policy, Foreign exchange, Balance of Payment Scenario.
• Foreign Trade: Policy, Composition and Direction, Impact of Liberalization / Privatization and Globalization.
Sub Unit-2
• Economic Planning in India.
• Five Year Plans: strategies and outcomes, Public / Private / Joint Sectors.
• Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003, Debt and Investment in India: Current Status, Growth and Development experience including Natural Resource Management.
• Sustainable development and Inclusive growth.
• Measurement of economic development: Physical Quality of Life Index (PQLI), Millennium Development Goals, Human Development Index (HDI) / Gender Development Index (GDI) / Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM).
• Latest / Current Development Schemes / Initiatives / Institutional Changes (e.g. Swach Bharat Mission, Make in India, Digital India, Skill India, Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Ayog etc.).
• International Financial and Economic Organizations: International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Trade Organization (WTO), International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), International Development Association (IDA), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Organization for
• Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS).
Sub Unit-3
Economy of Himachal Pradesh
• Demographic profile and Human resource, Sectoral distribution of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP).
• Diversification in Agriculture and allied activities, Land tenure and size of landholdings.
• Industrialization in the state.
• Skilled / Unskilled labour.
• Revenue generation with special reference to hydro potential, tourism, flora and fauna.
• Cottage and Small Scale Industries.
• Tax base, Pros and Cons of Special Category status.
• Appraisal of education, Health, Physical and Financial Infrastructure Development.
Unit-II
Sub Unit-1
• Applications of space technology in natural resources, development and communications.
• Important missions and programmes of Department of Space and Indian Space Research Organization.
• Historical evolution of Indian Space Programme. Lunar, interplanetary and Earth Observation Missions.
• Remote Sensing and Communication satellites. Applications of Remote sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) for natural resources monitoring and applications benefiting the common man.
Sub Unit-2
• Developments in energy sectors such as Hydropower, non-conventional sources of energy and nuclear energy including policies, programmes and research base in the country.
• Concepts of non-conventional, renewable, clean and environment-friendly energy sources. Role of energy in sustainable development.
Sub Unit-3
• Modern and emerging technologies and initiatives in the State of Himachal Pradesh including biotechnology policy, research, vision, scope and applications for developing horticulture, medicinal and aromatic plants resources of the State.
• IT policy of Himachal Pradesh and its role in governance, concept of Himachal State Wide Area Network (HIMSWAN), State plans of e-governance, the concept of Lok Mitra Kendra and Aryabhatta Geo-Informatics Space Application Centre (AGISAC).
• State Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan. Endangered and threatened species of Himachal Pradesh. Factors responsible for Biodiversity decline in Himachal Pradesh.
• Relevance and role of Intellectual Property Rights, Geographical Indications and Traditional wisdom and knowledge in the sustainable development of the State.
Unit-III
Sub Unit-1
• Issues, concerns, policies, programmes, conventions, treaties and missions aimed at environment protection, and dealing with the problem of climate change.
• State of environment reports. Environment protection and pollution control Act and rules.
• Environment Impact Assessment.
• National Action plans on Climate Change.
• Himalayan ecology, biosphere reserve, Science and economics of climate change.
• Social and ethical issues in the use of Biotechnology.
Sub Unit-2
• Latest developments in science and technology for harnessing agriculture, horticulture, medicinal and herbal resources in the country.
• National mission for sustainable agriculture, the mission for integrated development of horticulture.
• Concept of organic farming, seed certification, rainwater harvesting, techniques of irrigation and soil conservations and soil health cards.
Sub Unit-3
• Tourism policy, potential and initiative in Himachal Pradesh.
• Types of tourism: religious, adventure, heritage, important tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh.

• Social, Economic and Cultural implications of Tourism.
• Concept of Eco-Tourism and green tourism and their role in the sustainable development of the State.
• Environmental concerns of the tourism industry, both positive and negative effects including climate change with reference to Himachal Pradesh.

Interview / Personality Test

There is no syllabus for the Interview/Personality Test but the board member asks the questions related to the current affairs, academic background, socio-economic issues prevailing in India and any other such event happening at the time period of the interviews. The board members will have the record of the candidates and they can ask any question(s) from it. IN addition to this, it is expected from a candidate that he posses the knowledge of customs, manners and dialects of Himachal Pradesh.
Some other qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, care and logical exposition, the balance of judgements, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity”

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