Haryana PSC HPSC HCS 2021: Mains Exam Date, Mains Syllabus, Question Paper

Haryana PSC HPSC HCS 2021: Mains Exam Date, Mains Syllabus, Question Paper

ByArpit Kumar Jain  |  Updated on: Oct 6, 2021Haryana Civil Service (HCS) exam was conducted by Haryana Public Service Commission(HPSC) on September 12, 2021 to recruit officers for posts like Haryana Civil Service (Executive Branch), Deputy Superintendent of Police(D.S.P.), etc. Check out the exam analysis, questions asked, question paper PDF, and expected cut-off marks.
Haryana Civil Service (HCS) exam was conducted by Haryana Public Service Commission(HPSC) on September 12, 2021 to recruit officers for posts like Haryana Civil Service (Executive Branch), Deputy Superintendent of Police(D.S.P.), etc. Check out the exam analysis, questions asked, question paper PDF, and expected cut-off marks.
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Important Dates
Haryana HCS Main Exam 2021  -Dec 3, 2021- Dec 5, 2021

Haryana PSC Latest Updates 2021

Haryana HCS Main exam date 2021 announced. Haryana PCS has published an official notice announcing the HPSC Mains Date 2021. Candidates who have qualified the HPSC HCS Prelims Exam 2021 must note that HPSC HCS Mains Exam 2021 will be conducted from 03 December 2021 to 05 December 2021 at Panchkula.

Earlier, HPSC HCS Result 2021 for the prelims exam was released officially. The Haryana Public Service Commission has conducted the HCS Prelims exam 2021 on 12 September 2021.  The exam was conducted in two sessions from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m for Paper 1 and Paper 2.

The HPSC HCS Exam 2021 is being conducted for a total vacancy of 156 posts.  HPSC will conduct the exam for various posts such as Haryana Civil Services (Executive Branch), Deputy Superintendent of Police. Excise & Taxation Officer and more. HPSC Current Affairs play a huge role in the syllabus and the examination. Candidates must prepare the current affairs on a daily basis for the upcoming Harayan PCS Exam 2021. It is updated on a daily basis along with the current affairs quiz. 

Also, Check Haryana GK in Hindi & English PDF

HPSC HCS Latest Updates 2021

  • 05 October 2021: HPSC HCS Mains Exam Date 2021 released.
  • 25 September 2021: HPSC HCS Prelims Result 2021 released. 
  • 16 September 2021: Provisional Haryana PCS Prelims Answer Key 2021 released.
  • 01 July 2021: Haryana PCS Prelims Exam Date 2021 Revised. exam to be held on 12 September 2021.

  • 16 June 2021: HPSC has released the revised HCS Prelims Exam 2021.
  • 03 May 2021: HPSC has postponed the HCS Prelims Exam 2021. 
  • 26 March 2021: Haryana PCS Prelims Exam to e conducted on 30 May 2021. Check Dates now. 
  • 03 March 2021: HPSC HCS Application Form 2021 begins today. Apply Now. 
  • 26 February 2021: Haryana Public Service Commission has released the recruitment notification for HCS (Ex. Br.) And Allied Services Examination - 2020-21. Read more.

HPSC HCS Notification 2021

The HPSC conducts the HCS Exam 2021 in a three-phase format. Eligible candidates who apply for Haryana PCS Exam 2021, will appear for HCS Prelims Exam 2021. The prelims exam is followed by the Main Written Examination. Candidates who clear the Mains exam appear for the Interview or Personality Test. Interested candidates must download the official notification. The notification pdf contains all the details about vacancy, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, and more. The direct link to download the HPSC HCS Notification 2021 is mentioned below. 

Download Haryana PCS Notification 2021

What is HCS Exam?

HCS officers are candidates selected by Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) through Haryana Civil Services Exam. HPSC Administers the HCS Exam as per the vacancies for several Group 1 and 2 posts such as DSP, SDM, and more. The Haryana PCS Exam is conducted for all eligible candidates for posts such as:

  • Haryana Civil Services (Executive Branch)HCS (Ex. Br.)
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)
  • Excise & Taxation Officer (ETO)
  • District Food & Supplies Controller (DFSC)
  • Assistant Registrar Cooperative Society (ARCS)
  • Assistant Excise & Taxation Officer (AETO)
  • Block Development and Panchayat Officer (BDPO)
  • District Food & Supplies Officer (DFSO)
  • Assistant Employment Officer (AEO)
  • Tehsildar (Class A)
  • 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 making 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, Interview.

HPSC HCS Exam Highlights

Exam NameHaryana Civil Services - HCS
Exam Conducting BodyHaryana Public Service Commission
Level of the ExamState-level - Haryana
Exam FrequencyOnce in a year
Exam ModeOffline
Exam StagesPrelims + Mains + Interview / Personality Test
Exam LanguageEnglish and Hindi
Exam Helpdesk0172 – 2560755
Official websitehttp://hpsc.gov.in/en-us/

What are the Haryana PSC (HPSC) Exam Dates 2021?

Below mentioned are all the important HCS exam dates. Candidates must check the exam dates regularly to avoid missing a deadline. It is also crucial to understand the timeline of the HPSC HCS Exam 2021. The Haryana PCS Prelims 2021 is rescheduled for 12 September 2021.



Details of the timeline

Haryana PSC/HCS Notification 2021 Released Date

26 February 2021

HPSC released the official recruitment notification for a total of 156 vacancies. Check the HCS Notification

HPSC Apply Online 2021 Begins

03 March 2021

HPSC HCS Application Form 2021 are available on the official website. Check the HCS eligibility before you apply. 

Last date to apply for Haryana PCS 2021

02 April 2021

Candidates should apply for the HPSC HCS Exa 2021 before the last date. Apply now. 

HPSC HCS Prelims Admit Card 2021

31 August 2021

Download the HPSC Prelims admit card 2021 and print it on the A4 sheet. 

Haryana PSC Prelims Exam Date 2021 

12 September 2021

The HPSC has released the revised HCS Prelims Exam 2021 dates. Check the latest Haryana GK for the exam to keep up with the preparation. 

HPSC HCS Prelims Result 2021

25 September 2021

HPSC releases the list of candidates who qualify in the Prelims Exam and are eligible for the Mains Exam. 

HCS Mains Application Form 2021

To be announced 

After the Prelims Exam, candidates must fill the Haryana PCS Mains Form. 

HPSC Mains Exam Date 2021

03 December 2021 to 05 December 2021

The Mains Exam is descriptive in nature and candidates who clear it is called for the interview. 

HPSC Result 2021

to be announced

The HSC Final Result is calculated on basis of Mains and Interview marks. 

Download the Exam Date Notice PDF


HCS Vacancy 2021

Below mentioned are the vacancy details as per the last notification. HPSC has released 156 vacancies for HCS (Executive Branch) Group- A services and various and Allied Services (Group- B). Check the latest updates on HPSC Vacancy 2021 below. 

Sr. No.

Post Name



Haryana Civil Services (Executive Branch) 

HCS (Ex. Br.)



Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)



Excise & Taxation Officer (ETO)



District Food & Supplies Controller (DFSC)



Assistant Registrar Cooperative Society (ARCS)



Assistant Excise & Taxation Officer (AETO)



Block Development and Panchayat Officer (BDPO)



District Food & Supplies Officer (DFSO)



Assistant Employment Officer (AEO)



Tehsildar (Class A)



Traffic Manager



Total HCS Vacancy 


Category-wise Harayan PCS Vacancy 2021. 

The posts reserved for PwBD category will be filled from the candidates having disabilities shown as under:-

Persons with Benchmark Disabilities horizontally reservationCategories of Disability which is included in Short Forms e.g. VH, HH, OH & MD
VH - 02 postsa. Blindness and low vision
HH - 01 postb. Deaf and Hard of Hearing
OH - 01 postc. Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims.
MD - 01 postd. Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness & e. Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness in the posts identified for each disabilities



What is the salary of HCS officer?

Sr. No.

Post Name



Haryana Civil Service (Executive Branch)

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


Deputy superintendent of police

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


Grade Pay-5400


Assistant Registrar Co-operative Societies

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



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

Rs. 44,900/-

What is the salary of SDM in Haryana?

The salary of SDM in Haryana will be as the pay scale of 15600-39100. The Grade Pay is 5400. 


Who can give HCS exam?

The HCS Eligibility Criteria 2021 includes details about the nationality, age limit and educational qualification.

HPSC HCS Eligibility: 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.

HPSC Age Limit

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

For all the post 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 Degree in Arts/Science/Commerce or an equivalent degree from a recognized University as on 02.04.2021 (Closing date).

How to apply for Haryana PCS Exam 2021?

The students who are preparing for Haryana HCS Combined State Civil/Upper Services 2021 can apply online through the official site of HPSC. The HPSC has released the Prelims Application Form on 03 March 2021. The direct link to HPSC HCS Apply Online 2021 is updated here. 

HPSC HCS Apply Online 2021

Steps to follow for HCS Application Form 2021

  • 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 - 2020-21"
  • A new window opens up to click on the post to apply for. 

  • Click on "Apply here for HCS (Ex.Br. ) Examination - 2020-2021 "
  • Click on "New Registration" 

  • Fill in the details of the Registration Form For Haryana Civil Service (Executive Branch) & Other Allied Services Examination 2021
    • 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 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



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


HPSC Selection Process

Haryana Public Service Commission conducts the HCS (Ex. Br.) And Allied Services Examination as per the vacancies. The HPSC 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 Exam Pattern 2021

HPSC HCS Combined State Civil Services Exam have three stages which are: (a) Preliminary Exam (b) Main Exam (c) Personality Test

HCS Prelims Exam (Objective Type)

S. No


No. of Questions

Total Marks

Time Duration


General Studies



2 hours


General Aptitude



2 hours



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

HCS Main Exam Pattern (Subjective Type)

Paper No.


Maximum Marks

Time Duration


English (including English Essay)


03 Hours


Hindi (including Hindi Essay) in Devanagari script


03 Hours


General Studies


03 Hours


One optional subject


03 Hours


600 Marks

HPSC Personality Test

S. No.


Maximum Marks


Viva-voce (Interview/Personality Test)



675 Marks


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.

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. 

What is the syllabus of HCS?

Haryana Public Service Commission releases the HCS Syllabus in its official website, hpsc.gov.in/en-us/. the syllabus includes Prelims Syllabus, Mains and an optional subject list with the syllabus. 

HPSC Preliminary 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.
  • 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)

Read here for more detail on the exam pattern and syllabus.

HPSC 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


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


  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

HPSC Optional Subject List

There are a total of 29 subjects. 

Sr. No.SubjectCode No.
2Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science2
6Civil Engineering6
7Commerce and Accountancy7
9Electrical Engineering9
10English Literature10
13Hindi Literature (in Devnagri Script)13
14Indian History14
18Mechanical Engineering18
19Medical Science19
22Political Science and International Relations22
24Public Administration24
25Punjabi Literature25
28Sanskrit Literature28

How to prepare for HPSC HCS Exam 2021?

The preparation for the HPSC HCS examination requires all-round effort. Complete the syllabus in an exhaustive manner, refer to the previous year question papers to understand the exam pattern and latest question trend, and solve multiple mock tests for revision & practice. Utilise the preparation resources mentioned below:

Practice Haryana PCS Question Papers

Haryana PCS Exam Analysis 2021

Exam experts have analyzed the HPSC Prelims Exam 2021 and provide detailed analysis for both papers. The Haryana PCS paper analysis 2021 includes all details about the question paper such as the difficulty level of the exam, topic-wise analysis, expected cutoff, and more. 

Check, HPSC HCS Analysis 2021 For Prelims Exam

You can also download HPSC Question Paper 2021 PDF for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 along with the HPSC Answer Key 2021 to calculate your score. Evaluate your performance as per the exam analysis. Also, check the expected HPSC Cutoff 2021 for the prelims exam. 

Candidates can check the Haryana PCS Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 here after the exam. BYJU'S Exam Prep Experts conduct an in-depth exam analysis after the exam which helps students in many ways. BYJU'S Exam Prep Experts conduct the HPSC Prelims Exam Analysis which covers the following topics:

  • Detailed HPSC Prelims Question Paper analysis
  • Subject-wise HPSC Question Paper Analysis 2021
  • Topics asked under various subjects
  • Number of questions from each subject
  • HPSC Prelims Expected Cutoff
  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • MPSC Prelims Answer Key

HCS 2021 Subject Wise Analysis


No. of QuestionsLevel

Indian and World Geography

12 Moderate

Indian History + Art & Culture

29 Easy to Moderate

Indian Economy and Government Scheme


Indian Polity

20 Moderate

General Science

11Easy to Moderate

Current Affairs (India + World) + International Organisation


Haryana GK

03Easy to Moderate

Haryana PCS Cutoff 2021

It is important to note the HPSC HCS Cutoff of the previous year and check the trend analysis. A clear picture of the HPSC Cutoff will help you understand the level of the question paper and the competitions. 

HPSC HCS Prelims Cutoff 2021

Along with the HPSC answer key 2021, Haryana Public Service Commission has released the HCS prelims cutoff 2021. Candidates must also check the HPSC cutoff marks 2021 for the prelims exam to have a better understanding of the exam. 

Check HPSC HCS Prelims Cutoff 2021

SC of Haryana54.50
BCA of Haryana58.75
BCB of Haryana66.50
EWS of Haryana60.25

HPSC HCS Previous Year Cut off

It is important to note HCS previous year cut off to set your target and mould your preparation accordingly. Check the Haryana PCS Cutoff 2019-20 below.

HPSC Cut off 2019


Cut off















Also, check the trend analysis and other takeaways from the previous year cutoff

HPSC Admit Card 2021

The HCS admit card 2021 has been on 31 August 2021. Candidates who discover an inaccuracy in their HCS Prelims Admit Card 2021 that is due to the Commission, such as their Name, Category, or Date of Birth, should contact the hotline at 022-61306209 for appropriate rectification. Any errors made by the applicant while filling out the application form will not be corrected. It is made clear that from September 8, 2021, no requests for rectification of admit cards will be considered. Candidates are advised to print their admit cards on A-4 size paper so that their pictures and other information may be easily seen and verified.

Download the Haryana PCS Prelims Admit Card 2021 from the direct link mentioned below. 

Haryana PCS Admit Card 2021

HPSC Admit Card is announced twice, once for the Prelims Exam and then for the Mains Exam. No Admit Card will be sent by post

HPSC Prelims Admit Card 2021

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 HPSC Admit Card 2021

To download the HPSC Admit Card for the Prelims Exam 2021, 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 2021

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

HPSC HCS Answer Key 2021

HPSC Answer Key 2021 has been released. HPSC has released the provisional HPSC HCS Answer key 2021 on the official website. Candidates can now download the answer key and submit the objections if any by 17 September 2021. After the objection window, the final HPSC Prelims Answer Key 2021 will be released. 

Check HPSC HCS Answer Key 2021

HCS Prelims Result 2021

The results of shortlisted candidates after the Prelims exam have been released by the Haryana Public Service Commission. The HPSC Prelims 2021 was conducted on 12 September 2021 and Haryana PSC has released the HCS Prelims result 2021 on 25 September 2021 along with the cutoff marks. 

We'll keep you posted on all the updates on HPSC Result. 

HPSC Prelims Result 2021

Haryana Public Service Commission has released the Haryana PCS Prelims Result 2021 after successful completion of the exam. The exam was conducted on  12 September 2021 and, the result has been announced on 25th September 2021. Candidates who successfully clear the Prelims Cutoff after the result will be eligible for the Mains Exam. The HPSC Prelims Result 2021 link has been shared above for your reference. 

Check HPSC Prelims Result 2021

HPSC Mains Result 2021

HPSC will release the Mains result in the form of a list of candidates selected for the Personality test.

HPSC Final Merit List 2021

Finally, HPSC releases the final result which includes the list of candidates who have finally been selected. For the final result, mains and Interview marks are calculated.

Related Important Links
HPSC HCS Exam Pattern & Selection Process 2021HPSC Notification 2021
HPSC Exam Date 2021HPSC HCS Eligibility 2021
HPSC Admit Card 2021HPSC Apply Online 2021
HPSC SyllabusHPSC Answer Key
HPSC ResultHaryana PCS Mock Test Series
Haryana PCS Online CoursesHPSC HCS Cut Off 2021
Haryana PSC HPSC HCS Salary 2021 

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  • The HPSC HCS 2021 prelims exam is scheduled for 12 September 2021

  • The HPSC has released the HCS notification on February 26, 2021.

  • The last date of the HPSC HCS application was April 02, 2021.

  • A total of 156 vacancies were released for the HPSC HCS exam.

  • The application fee for the Haryana HCS exam is ₹1000 for general and ₹250 for SC/ST/OBC/Female. The PH category is exempted from the application fee

  • The selection process of HPSC HCS exam involves three stages, prelims, mains, and interview.

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