Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) conducts this most awaited exam every year for the candidates who wish to join the state civil services and allied services.
Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) conducts this paper to recruit the candidates for various state government services, which are as follows:
After clearing this exam, state government recruits the officers who hold second rank just after the IAS officer posted in the state. It is the most prestigious exam for the candidates of Haryana and dream of becoming civil servant.
This exam has to be conducted every year but HPSC is behind the schedule to conduct the exam. The result of HCS 2018 is still awaited. This is a state level exam and all the rights are reserved to Haryana government to complete the recruitment process.
|Exam Name||Haryana Civil Services – HCS|
|Conducting Body||Haryana Public Service Commission|
|Geographical Scope of the Exam||State level – Haryana|
|Exam frequency||Once in a year|
|Exam Stages||Prelims + Mains +Personality/Interview Test|
|Exam Language||English and Hindi|
|Exam Helpdesk||0172 – 2560755|
The eligibility criteria of the exam are defined in the notification of HCS. To be eligible for appearing in the exam, a candidate must meet some parameters that are discussed below:
A candidate must have a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university. The candidates of final year may apply but the date of final result of graduation must be before the closing date of HCS notification. The degree should have the date before the closing date of HCS .
The notification of HCS closed 30 days after the announcement of notification, so it is difficult to get the final year result in that time spam. The candidates may be disqualified because of this reason. So it is better to wait for a year instead of losing your chance of appearing in the examination.
The upper age limit of HCS exam is 42 years except for the post of D.S.P. and the lower age limit is 21 years. The age is counted from January 1 of the year of exam. There is a relaxation in upper age limit for some of the reserved categories:
The lower age limit is 21 years whereas the upper age limit for the unreserved category is 27 years. For the reserved candidates, the relaxation is given in the upper age limit as mentioned in the aforementioned table.
Men must have chest with expansion not less than 34.5’’ (87.63 cm). There are no such requirements for female.
The HCS exam dates given in above table are tentative and will be updated after HPSC releases the final notification.
HPSC HCS exam is conducted in three stages and candidates have to clear each stage to appear in the next stage. The stages are discussed below:
This is an objective type paper. This exam has two papers. Both papers carry 100 questions for 100 marks and get 2 hours for each exam. Paper I is of General Studies which decides whether a candidate sits in the Mains exam or not. Paper II is of CSAT which is just a qualifying exam and a candidate must have to get 33% marks to qualify. For each wrong answer one fourth (0.25) marks gets deducted.
This exam comprises of 4 compulsory subjective question papers discussed below:
This is the last stage and comprises of 75 marks. The interview is conducted at Panchkula in the premises of commission.
The final merit list is prepared from 675 marks. The candidate has to score in Mains and Interview, the prelim is not counted for final merit list.