HPSC HCS 2022 -  Post Preference Form, HCS Mains Exam Date

HPSC HCS 2022 - Post Preference Form, HCS Mains Exam Date

ByArpit Kumar Jain  |  Updated on: Sep 20, 2022
HPSC has activated the link to fill out HPSC HCS post preference form 2022 for Prelims qualified candidates. The link shall remain active up to 25 September. Candidates can check out the latest updates on HCS exam such as exam date, admit card here.
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HPSC Post Preference Form 2022 has been released by HPSC on its website. The candidates who have qualified the Prelims exam and will be appearing for the Mains exam must fill out the online form through the link that we have mentioned here. The HPSC HCS post preference form can be filled in from 20 September to 25 September 2022. Recently, HPSC released the HCS Prelims final answer key on its website for i.e. General Studies and CSAT of HCS (Ex. Br.)

HCS notification 2022 was active from 3 March to 2 April 2021 against advt. no. 03/2021 for HPSC HCS exam. The candidates qualifying for HCS exam are appointed to the posts of Excise & Taxation Officer, DSP, BDPO, District Food & Supplies Controller, Assistant Registrar Cooperative Society, and similar gazetted posts. Thus, candidates need to have strategic planning to qualify the exam. Check out the latest updates on the HCS exam date 2022, eligibility criteria, selection process, question paper, notification pdf, syllabus, cut off, and more.

Important Dates
HPSC HCS Mains Exam Date  -Oct 29, 2022- Oct 30, 2022HCS Post Preference Online Form  -Sep 20, 2022- Sep 25, 2022

HCS 2022 Latest Updates

HPSC has released the HPSC HCS post preference form on its website for the candidates who will be appearing for the HPSC HCS Mains 2022 exam. Candidates can fill out the post preference forms for the HCS exam 2022 from 20 September to 25 September 2022. You would need your login details to fill out the HCS post preference form 2021-2022 exam. Here is the direct link to fill out the choices.

HCS Post Preference Form 2022 Apply Online

Check: HCS Post Preference Form Notice

hcs post preference form

HCS Prelims Answer Key is now out. Candidates can check it on the official website. They can also refer to the direct link to download HCS answer key PDF below for easy access.

HPSC Prelims Final Answer Key - Download Link

HCS Prelims exam was on 24 July 2022 and now the Main exam shall be held on 29 and 30 October 2022. Through this exam, HPSC shall be filling up a total of 156 vacancies in the Haryana Civil Services (HCS) Executive Branch & Allied Services Examination 2021. We shall update the link to download the HPSC HCS Admit Card here once the admit card has been officially released for the Mains exam. 

HPSC HCS Admit Card 2022 - Soon

Check: HCS Exam Date Notice

Latest Updates: 

  • 20 September 2022: HPSC has released the HPSC HCS post preference form.
  • 1 September 2022: HPSC has released HCS Final Answer Key for Prelims Exam 
  • 22 August 2022: HPSC has officially released the HCS mains exam date for the candidates who have obtained the cut off marks in the Prelims exam. 
  • 9 August 2022: HPSC HCS result for Prelims exam has been released. The qualified candidates will be eligible to appear for the Mains exam soon.
  • 25 July 2022 - HPSC HCS answer key for Prelims was released.

HCS 2022 Notification PDF

Haryana PCS notification 2021-2022 was released by Haryana Public Service Commission on the official website for HCS exam. through the HCS exam the candidates will be selected for Group A posts in HPSC. A total of 155 vacancies (revised) will be filled up through this exam for posts such as HCS (Ex. Br.), DSP, ETO, District Food & Supplies Controller, and other distinguished posts. Initially, HPSC had released a total of 156 vacancies, however, the vacancy for the post of Asstt. Registrar Co. Op. Societies (ARCS) was canceled at a later stage.

The selection of the candidates for HCS exam will be done through prelims, mains, and physical tests. Check out the direct link to download HCS notification pdf below. In addition to this, HPSC is yet to release fresh vacancies for HCS 2022-2023 exam. Below you can find out information that is needed to be known by the HCS aspirant such as exam date, vacancy, application form, application fee, eligibility, syllabus, pattern, salary, and selection process.

HPSC HCS Notification PDF 2022

HCS Vacancy Cancelled Notice

What is HCS Full Form?

Many candidates must be thinking that “What is HCS full form? So the full form of HCS is Haryana Civil Services. It is a combined competitive exam conducted in the Haryana state to recruit eligible candidates for multiple posts in the state offices such as:

  1. Haryana Civil Services (Executive Branch)HCS (Ex. Br.)
  2. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)
  3. Excise & Taxation Officer (ETO)
  4. District Food & Supplies Controller (DFSC)
  5. Assistant Registrar Cooperative Society (ARCS)
  6. Assistant Excise & Taxation Officer (AETO)
  7. Block Development and Panchayat Officer (BDPO)
  8. District Food & Supplies Officer (DFSO)
  9. Assistant Employment Officer (AEO)
  10. Tehsildar (Class A)
  11. Traffic Manager

The HCS Exam is conducted in three phases. The first stage is the prelims exam which is an objective test and is used as a screening exam for the next stage HCS Mains Exam. Recently, HPSC announced negative marking in the Prelims Exam and made the CSAT paper qualifying in nature. Now the HPSC HCS Exam will follow the same pattern as the UPSC CSE exam. The candidates who qualify for the HPSC mains exam are called for the final round, the Interview.

HCS Exam Highlights

Check the important details of HCS exam 2022 that involve conducting body, exam level, purpose, frequency, and other important information regarding the exam in the table given here.

Particular

Details

Exam Name

Haryana Civil Services - HCS

Exam Conducting Body

Haryana Public Service Commission

Level of the Exam

State-level 

Exam Frequency

Once in a year

Eligibility Criteria

Graduation

Exam Stages

Prelims, Mains, Interview / Personality Test

Exam Language

English and Hindi

Exam Helpdesk

0172 – 2560755

Official website

http://hpsc.gov.in/en-us/

HCS Exam Date 2022

Candidates who wish to appear in HCS 2022 need to know the exam dates for various events under Haryana PSC recruitment. Below mentioned are all the important HCS exam dates. Candidates must check the exam dates regularly to avoid missing a deadline.

Event

2021-2022

2022

HCS Apply Online Begins

3 March 2021

To Be Announced

Last date to apply for Haryana PCS 

2 April 2021

To Be Announced

HCS Prelims Admit Card 

31 August 2021

To Be Announced

HCS Prelims Exam Date

24 July 2022 (re-exam due to paper leak)

To Be Announced

HCS Provisional Answer Key

25 July 2022

To Be Announced

HCS Final Answer Key

1 September 2022

To be Announced 

HCS Prelims Result

9 August 2022

To Be Announced

HCS Post Preference Form Date

20 September to 25 September 2022

 

HCS Main Exam

 29 and 30 October 2022

To Be Announced

HCS Main Exam Result

To be Announced

To Be Announced 

HCS Interview

To be Announced

To Be Announced

HCS Result

To be Announced

To Be Announced

HCS Vacancy 2022

HPSC shall be filling up a total of 155 vacancies for HPSC HCS 2021-2022 recruitment. Initially, 156 vacancies were released, however, one vacancy got canceled at a later stage. Below you can check out the updated HCS vacancy 2022 for each post.

Post Name

Vacancies

Haryana Civil Services (Executive Branch) 

HCS (Ex. Br.)

48

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)

07

Excise & Taxation Officer (ETO)

14

District Food & Supplies Controller (DFSC)

05

Assistant Registrar Cooperative Society (ARCS)

01 (Cancelled)

Assistant Excise & Taxation Officer (AETO)

05

Block Development and Panchayat Officer (BDPO)

46

District Food & Supplies Officer (DFSO)

02

Assistant Employment Officer (AEO)

21

Tehsildar (Class A)

04

Traffic Manager

03

Total HCS Vacancy 

156

HCS Salary

HCS Salary is lucrative with a number of perks and allowances. The job profile is one of the most distinguished ones for the Haryana PCS officers appointed in the state. Haryana PCS salary is given below:

Sr. No.

Post Name

Salary

1.

Haryana Civil Service (Executive Branch)

56100 (FPL-10)-39100
Grade Pay-5400

2.

Deputy superintendent of police

Level 9 of HCS Revised Pay Scale 2016 & PB -2,

9300-34800

Grade Pay-5400

3.

Assistant Registrar Co-operative Societies

9300-34800 + 4600/- G.P. (unrevised)

4.

Others

HCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 level 7(1) i.e.

Rs. 44,900/-

HPSC HCS 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates applying for HCS 2022 exam must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria as stated in the notification pdf. Haryana PCS Eligibility Criteria consists of the fulfillment of age limit and educational qualifications. Failing to meet the HCS eligibility criteria, candidates' application form will be rejected.

HCS Nationality

The applicant must be either:-

  1. An Indian Citizen
  2. a subject of Nepal, or
  3. a subject of Bhutan, or
  4. A refugee from Tibet and came to India before 01 Jan 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  5. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Haryana Civil Service Age Limit

The age limit eligibility for Haryana PCS exam must be calculated on or before 01.01.2021

For all the posts except DSP

  • Minimum Age- 18 years
  • Maximum Age - 42 years

For the post of DSP

  • Minimum Age- 18 years
  • Maximum Age - 27 years

Age Relaxation

CategoriesNo. of years of relaxation
Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes5 years
OBC5 years
Wives of military personnel who are disabled while in military service.5 years
Unmarried women5 years
Ex-serviceman5 years

For all other categories, please download the official HPSC HCS Notification pdf 2021 from the link mentioned above. 

HPSC Educational Qualification

Applicant must hold a Bachelor's Degree in Arts/Science/Commerce or an equivalent degree from a recognized University as on 02.04.2021 (Closing date).

How Many Attempts Are There for HCS?

There is no limitation on the number of attempts for HCS. There is only an upper age limit for all categories. 

HCS 2022 Selection Process

Haryana Public Service Commission conducts the HCS (Ex. Br.) And Allied Services Examination as per the vacancies. HPSC HCS Selection Process is a three-stage process:

  1. HCS Prelims Exam: This is the first stage. Candidates who clear the prelims exam are eligible for the Mains Exam. 
  2. HCS Mains Exam: The Mains Exam is descriptive in nature. This stage shortlists candidates for the interview round. No candidate shall qualify for the Personality Test unless he/she obtains at least 45% marks in the aggregate of all written papers and a score of a minimum 33% marks each in Hindi (including Hindi Essay) in Devnagri script and English (including English essay) papers (compulsory papers).  
  3. Personality Test: This is the final stage. A final list of selected candidates is published after this round. Mains & Interview marks are added for the final selection. 

HPSC HCS Exam Pattern

If you are preparing for Haryana State Civil Services Exam, the first thing you need to do is to understand HCS exam pattern with the help of which you will be able to make your preparation strategy for the examination. As per the HPSC selection process, there are three stages which are: (a) Prelims Exam (b) Main Exam (c) Personality Test. Exam pattern for HPSC Prelims and Mains examination are listed below:

HCS Prelims Exam (Objective Type)

S. No

Subject

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Time Duration

1.

General Studies

100

100

2 hours

2.

General Aptitude

100

100

2 hours

Total

200

Notes: There will be a negative marking for each wrong answer which will be ¼ of the marks of questions i.e. 0.25.

HCS Main Exam Pattern (Subjective Type)

Paper No.

Subject

Maximum Marks

Time Duration

I

English (including English Essay)

100

03 Hours

II

Hindi (including Hindi Essay) in Devanagari script

100

03 Hours

III

General Studies

200

03 Hours

IV

One optional subject

200

03 Hours

Total

600 Marks

HPSC Personality Test

S. No.

Subject

Maximum Marks

1.

Viva-voce (Interview/Personality Test)

75

GRAND TOTAL

675 Marks

Note:

Following combinations of subjects are not allowed:

  1. Political Science & International Relations and Public Administration;
  2. Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science;
  3. English Literature, Hindi Literature, Sanskrit Literature, and Punjabi Literature;
  4. Of the Engineering subjects viz. Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering –not more than one subject.

HCS Syllabus

After having a look at the exam pattern, candidates can easily understand the HCS Syllabus. Haryana Public Service Commission releases the HCS Syllabus on its official website, hpsc.gov.in/en-us/. The syllabus includes Prelims Syllabus, Mains, and an optional subject list with the syllabus. 

HCS Prelims Exam Syllabus

It consists of two papers i.e. General Studies & General Aptitude.

HCS General Studies Paper

It includes the following subjects:

  • General Science.
  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography.
  • Indian Culture, Indian Polity, and Indian Economy.
  • General Mental Ability.
  • <li"1">Haryana–Economy, and people. Social, economic, and cultural institutions and language of Haryana.

HCS General Aptitude Paper

It includes:

  • 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, the order of magnitude, etc. – Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc. – Class X level)

HCS Mains Syllabus

The Mains Exam consists of 3 compulsory papers. 

  • English and English Essay
  • Hindi and Hindi Essay

English and English Essay Syllabus

This section is designed to examine the applicant's knowledge of reading & comprehending the language. The topics include:

  • Precis Writing
  • Comprehension of given passages
  • Essay
  • Usage and Vocabulary
  • General Grammar/Composition

Hindi and Hindi Essay Syllabus

The exam will follow the Devnagri script. The topics include

  • Translation of English passage into Hindi
  • Letter/Precis writing
  • Explanation of Hindi passage (prose and poetry) in the same language
  • Composition (idioms, correction etc.)
  • Essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given

HPSC General Studies Syllabus

Part-I

  1. History of Modern India and Indian Culture
  2. Geography of India
  3. Indian Polity
  4. Current National issues and topics of social relevance.

Part-II

  1. India and the World
  2. Indian Economy
  3. International Affairs and Institutions.
  4. Developments in the field of science and technology, communications and space.
  5. Statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams

HCS Optional Syllabus List

There are a total of 29 subjects. 

Sr. No.

Subject

Code No.

1

Agriculture

1

2

Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

2

3

Anthropology

3

4

Botany

4

5

Chemistry

5

6

Civil Engineering

6

7

Commerce and Accountancy

7

8

Economics

8

9

Electrical Engineering

9

10

English Literature

10

11

Geology

11

12

Geography

12

13

Hindi Literature (in Devnagri Script)

13

14

Indian History

14

15

Law

15

16

Mathematics

16

17

Management

17

18

Mechanical Engineering

18

19

Medical Science

19

20

Physics

20

21

Philosophy

21

22

Political Science and International Relations

22

23

Psychology

23

24

Public Administration

24

25

Punjabi Literature

25

26

Statistics

26

27

Sociology

27

28

Sanskrit Literature

28

29

Zoology

29

HCS Admit Card 2022

The next step after the application in the recruitment process is HCS admit card. Only the candidates who have filled the HPSC HCS Application will be able to download the admit card from the official. It should keep in mind that without the admit card, candidates will not be allowed to appear in the examination. HCS Admit Card contains all the necessary details required from the candidates on the examination day including the exam day guidelines.

HCS Prelims Admit Card 2022

You can download the HPSC Prelims admit card from the official website. All the candidates who have successfully registered for the exam can download the admit card. The direct link to download the HCS Prelims Admit Card will be mentioned hereafter the release. 

How to download the HCS Admit Card

To download the HPSC Admit Card for the Prelims Exam 2021-2022, follow the steps mentioned below. 

  • Visit the official website hpsc.gov.in or click on the direct link mentioned here. 
  • Click on "Download Admit Card" Under the Important Links tab.
  • Fill in your registration/application number, DOB and Captcha. 
  • Click on "Download Admit Card"

HPSC Mains Admit Card 2022

After qualifying for the HPSC Prelims Exam, HCS Mains admit card will be released. Candidates who qualify for the prelims exam and fill out the Mains application form can download the admit card. 

HCS Answer Key 2022

After the commencement of the HCS prelims exam 2022, the Haryana Public Service Commission released HCS Final Answer key for the prelims exam on their official website. Candidates who have appeared in the exam can check out the HCS Answer key and calculate their score on the basis of which they can determine their chances to qualify for the exam. 

HCS Result 2022

After the answer key, Haryana Public Service Commission will declare the HCS result 2022 which will be available in the form of a PDF file containing the roll number of the qualified candidates. Candidates who clear the HPSC HCS Prelims will be able to appear in the mains examination and the ones who clear the mains exam will be considered for the final merit list. 

How to check HCS Result

The direct link for the HCS result will be provided below or you can follow the given steps to check it from the HPSC Website.

  • Candidates need to visit the official website of HPSC to check the HCS Result 2022.
  • If the result has been declared, there will be a notification on the home page with the link to check the result.
  • Click the link and you will be redirected to a new page where you can find the HPSC Result 2022 pdf.
  • Check out your roll number.

How to apply for Haryana PCS Exam 2022?

The students who are preparing for Haryana HCS Combined State Civil/Upper Services 2022 can apply online through the official site of HPSC. The HPSC will release the Prelims Application Form expectedly by the month of March 2022. The direct link to HCS Apply Online 2022 will be provided below as soon as it is available on the official website. 

Steps to follow for HCS Application Form

  • Visit the official HPSC website or click on the direct link mentioned here. 
  • Click on "Click Here To Apply Online For The Posts Of HCS (Ex. Br.) And Allied Services Examination"
  • A new window opens up to click on the post to apply for. 
  • Click on "Apply here for HCS (Ex.Br. ) Examination"
  • Click on "New Registration" 
  • Fill in the details of the Registration Form For Haryana Civil Service (Executive Branch) & Other Allied Services Examination
    • Name of the Applicant
    • Date of Birth
    • Gender
    • Mobile Number
    • Email Address
    • Captcha
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button to complete the registration. 
  • Registered User click on “Already Registered” to access the Application Form with a User ID and Password received on his/her email and mobile number.
  • Click on the ‘Go to Application Form’ button and read the instructions carefully.
  • Upload scanned photograph and signature
  • Pay the application fee
  • Take a printout of the submitted Application Form and duly sign the same. 
  • Sign and upload the scanned copy of signed application form

HCS Combined State Civil Services Application Fees

Category

Fees

All male candidates of general and reserved categories of other states

Rs. 1000

All female candidates of general and reserved categories of other states

Rs. 250

Haryana SC / BC- ‘A’ / BC-‘B’ / ESM

Rs. 250

For all PH (PWDi.e. Persons with Disabilities) category candidates (with at

least 40% disability) of Haryana only

Nil

HPSC HCS FAQs

  • HCS exam is the Haryana Public Service Commission Haryana Civil Services Examination that is commonly known as the HPSC HCS exam. HPSC holds the HCS exam to recruit candidates for Group A and B posts such as HCS (Ex. Br.), DSP, Assistant Excise & Taxation Officer (AETO), etc. The selection for HPSC HCS exam is done through Prelims, Mains and Interview. 

  • HCS Mains exam date 2022 has been officially released by the Haryana Public Service Commission. The candidates will be able to appear for the HPSC HCS mains exam on 29 and 30 October 2022. Thus, the candidates should ensure to prepare through the HCS Mains syllabus so that they do not miss out the important topics in it. 

  • Candidates can apply for HCS 2022 exam by visiting HPSC website. The candidates will have to first register for the exam to obtain the registration number and password. Once it is received, the next process is to fill up the all the details such as your personal details, communication address, etc. Thereafter, the fee has to be paid and you must take the print out of the complete HPSC HCS application form for further use.

  • HPSC HCS 2022 Eligibility consists of fulfilling the age and qualification. The candidates need to be between the age of 18 to 42 years and must be a graduate in any discipline. Furthermore, the age for HCS DSP is between 18 to 27 years.

  • HCS 2022 Syllabus consists of Prelims, Mains and Interview. The HCS Prelims syllabus shall have objective questions from General Studies and General Aptitude. On the other hand, the HCS Mains syllabus will have four (4) papers where the 4th paper shall be the optional paper. Lastly, an interview shall be held for those who will qualify the Mains exam.

  • The HPSC HCS 202 exam selection process consists of three stages of examination, Prelims, Mains and Interview. Candidates who qualify the preliminary test have to appear in the mains examination and have to appear for interview based on the performance of which the final selection will be made. 

  • You need to have the best books for the HCS exam with which you can finish the HPSC HCS syllabus in the minimum time possible. After that you need to start your revision and also, start solving mocks and previous year papers with which you will have an idea about the difficulty level of the question asked in the actual examination

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