HPAS Eligibility Criteria

Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPSC) Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services Combined Competitive (HPAS) eligibility details are as follows.

Eligibility Conditions:

1. Nationality: A candidate must be an Indian citizen.
2. Age Limits : A candidate age limit should be 21 to 35 yrs.

3. Age Relaxation:

1. Age limit is relax able by 5 yrs for candidates belonging to the SC/ ST/ OBC / PWD and Children/Grand Children of Freedom Fighters of Himachal Pradesh as declared by the Govt. from time to time. Age relaxation is also available to Ex-servicemen candidates of H.P. as per provisions in Rules/ Instructions of H.P. Govt.

2. Provided further that a Govt. servant who is holding substantive / officiating / contractual / Adhoc appointments in H.P. Govt. or in High Court or any Court Subordinate thereto and employees of the Public Sector Undertakings / Corporations / substantially owned or controlled by the H.P. Government shall be eligible to appear in the examination if he / she possesses a Bachelor’s degree of a recognized University and has not attained the age of 42 years on the first day of January of the year in which the applications are invited by the Commission for Competitive examination. Any person who is eligible under this sub-rule and wishes to appear in the examination shall submit his / her application in the prescribed form through his / her Head of Office to the Secretary, H.P. Public Service Commission

4. Minimum Educational Qualifications: A candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent from a recognized University.

Note:
a. A candidate who has appeared at an examination, the passing of which would render him eligible to appear at this examination but has not been informed of result, may apply for admission to the examination. A candidate, who intends to appear at such a qualifying examination, may also apply provided the qualifying examination is completed before the commencement of this examination. Such candidates will be admitted to the examination, if otherwise eligible, but the admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation if they do not produce proof of having passed the examination as soon as possible and in any case not later than two months after the commencement of this examination, failing which their candidature shall automatically stand cancelled.

b. Candidates who have passed the final professional M.B.B.S. or any other Medical Examination equivalent thereto but have not completed their internship by the time of submission of their application for the HAS etc.
examination will be provisionally admitted to the examination provided they submit along with their applications a copy of certificate from the University / Institutions that they had passed the requisite final professional medical examination. In such cases, the candidates will be required to produce, at the time of their interview, original degree or a certificate from the concerned competent authority of the University / Institutions that they had completed or requirement including completion of internship for the award of degree.

Exam Pattern:  1. Stage -I: Preliminary Examination
2. Stage -II: Main Written Examination

Scheme of Examination:
1. Preliminary examination: Initially, Preliminary examination consisting of 02 papers based on objective type (multiple choices) questions on the following pattern will be held.
Paper-I: General Studies (Code No.01). This paper shall be of 200 marks and there shall be 100 objective type (Multiple choice) questions.
Paper-II: Aptitude Test (Code No.02). This paper shall be of 200 marks and in thispaper there shall be 100 objective type (multiple choice) questions. The duration of Papers No.I and II (General Studies and Aptitude Test) will be two hours each.

This preliminary examination will consist of two objective type papers (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 400 marks. The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination will be about 20 times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year in the Posts / Service. Only those candidates who have been declared to have qualified the preliminary examination by the H.P. Public Service Commission in a year will be eligible for admission to the main examination of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main Examination.

Note: There will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers.
(i) There are four alternatives for the answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one third of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
(ii) If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happen to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.
(iii) If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

2. Main Written Examination:  The candidates declared qualified in the Preliminary examination will be entitled for admission to the Main written examination, if otherwise found eligible.The number of candidates to be called for Main written examination will be about 20 times of the total number of vacancies to be filled in on the basis of aforementioned examination. The candidates who are declared qualified in the (Preliminary) examination shall be required to apply for (Main) written examination separately on the prescribed application form available from the official website. The candidates are required to send the complete main application form alongwith required documents alongwith requisite examination fee to the Commission’s office on or before the last date for receipt of application as mentioned in the notice for inviting main application form.

Selection Procedure: Himachal Pradesh Administrative Combined Competitive Examination will consist of three successive stages to complete the selection process.

1. Preliminary Examination: The preliminary examination will consist of two objective type papers (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 400 marks. The duration of Papers No.I and II (General Studies and Aptitude Test) will be two hours each. There will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers. The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination will be about 20 times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year in the Posts / Service. Only those candidates who have been declared to have qualified the preliminary examination by the H.P. Public Service Commission in a year will be eligible for admission to the main examination of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main Examination. Marks obtained by the candidates in the (Preliminary) examination will not be counted for the purpose of final order of merit.

2. Main Written Examination: The candidates declared qualified in the Preliminary examination will be entitled for admission to the Main written examination. The number of candidates to be called for Main written examination will be about 20 times of the total number of vacancies to be filled in on the basis of aforementioned examination.

3. Viva Voce: The number of candidates to be called for 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. Final selection will be determined on the basis of written performance in the main examination and viva-voce.

Note: i. Marks obtained in the Main written examination as well as in the viva-voce test would determine their final merit for selection.

ii. The option exercised by the candidates will be taken into consideration while determining their order of merit for selection to the various posts/services.

Syllabus for Preliminary Examination:

Paper –I General Studies: This paper shall be of 200 marks and there shall be 100 objective type (Multiple choice) questions from the syllabus of History, geography, political, art & culture and socio economic development of Himachal Pradesh. Current events of national and international socio economic development of Himachal Pradesh. Current events of national and international 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 and General sciencPaper -II Aptitude Test.

Paper -II Aptitude Test: This paper shall be of 200 marks and in this paper there shall be 100 objective type (multiple choice) questions from the 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).

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