HPSC HCS Eligibility 2022: Check Nationality, Age Limit, Qualification

HPSC HCS Eligibility 2022: Check Nationality, Age Limit, Qualification

BySATISH KUMAR GUPTA  |  Updated on: Mar 3, 2021
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.

HPSC HCS Eligibility Criteria 2022

HPSC PCS Eligibility Criteria is set and released by Haryana Public Service Commission. Candidates who wish to apply for HCS (Ex. Br.) And Allied Services Examination must check the HPSC HCS Eligibility Criteria 2022 before applying online. Below, you can check the HPSC Eligibility Criteria for appearing in the HPSC PCS Exam. The Haryana PCS Eligibility includes various parameters such as age limit, nationality, educational qualification, and physical requirement. 

HPSC HCS Eligibility: Nationality

For the HPSC HCS Examination, a candidate must be either:-
(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) 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.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

HPSC Educational Qualification

Candidates must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Arts/Science/Commerce or an equivalent degree from a recognized University. The dates before which candidates should have completed their graduation will be provided in the HCS Notifications.

HPSC HCS Age Limit

The age limit for the Haryana PCS Exam is mentioned below. The age shall be calculated as on 01 Jan 2022

  • For the post of DSP: 18 to 27 Years
  • For all other posts other than DSP: 18 to 42 years

HPSC Age Relaxation

The relaxation in maximum age for various categories is available as under:

S.no.CategoryAge Relaxation
1SC/ST5 Year
2Backward Class5 Year
3Wives of military personnel
who are disabled while in
military service.
5 Year
4Widowed or legally divorced
women provided she has not
5 Year
5Judicially separated women
residing separately for more
than two years from the date as
prescribed for the purpose of
age for candidates of other
5 Year
6Unmarried women.5 Year
7Ex-servicemanto the extent of his military service
added by three years provided –
(a) he has rendered continuous
military service for a period of
not less than six months before
his release; and
(b) he was released otherwise than
by way of dismissal or discharge
on account of misconduct or
8Disabled persons(i) 5 years (+5 years if candidates
belong to S/Caste, S/Tribe, B/Classes) subject to maximum
55 years for Group A & B posts
where recruitment is made
through open competitive
9Persons who have already
worked or presently working
on Adhoc/contract/work charged/ daily wages basis in
any Department / Board /
Corporation of Haryana
Equal to the period of experience on an Adhoc/ contract/ work-charged/ daily wages basis excluding the period of a break, if any, subject to attaining the maximum age of 55 years.
10Deputy Superintendent of
5 years to S/Caste, S/Tribe,
B/Classes & candidates of EWS
11Employees of Haryana
Government or High Court or
any Court Subordinate thereto,
having at least 4 years service
in a substantive or officiating
(excluding adhoc) capacity on
or before 01.01.2021.
Up to the age of 45 years subject to a limit of 3 chances availed after the upper age limit of 42 years.

HPSC Physical Eligibility Criteria for the post of DSP

As per Haryana Police Service Rules, 2002, the Physical Standard For Deputy Superintendent of Police is as under:-

Sex CategoryMin. HeightMin. ChestChest with Expansion
Male5'7'' (170.18 cm)33" (83.82 cm)34.5" (87.63 cm)
Female5'2'' (157.50 cm)Not ApplicableNot Applicable



Related Important Links
Haryana PCS Exam 2022HPSC Notification 2022
HPSC Exam Date 2022HPSC HCS Eligibility 2022
HPSC Admit Card 2022HPSC HCS Exam Pattern & Selection Process 2022
HPSC SyllabusHPSC Answer Key
HPSC ResultHaryana PCS Mock Test Series
Haryana PCS Online CoursesHPSC HCS Cut Off 2022
Haryana PSC HPSC HCS Salary 2022 

Haryana PCS Eligibility FAQs

  • Candidate need to be a graduate and between the age bar of 18-42 years in order to apply for various posts under HPSC HCS recruitment.

  • For the post of DSP under HCS recruitment 2022, the age limit is 18-27 years.

  • Candidates who are from selected neighboring countries or are refugees whose families have come to India before January 1, 1962, can apply for the HCS recruitment. 

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