HPSC HCS Exam Pattern 2022: Check Haryana HCS Prelims & Mains Exam Pattern & Selection Process

HPSC HCS Exam Pattern 2022: Check Haryana HCS Prelims & Mains Exam Pattern & Selection Process

ByArpit Kumar Jain  |  Updated on: Apr 15, 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.
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HPSC HCS Exam Pattern Overview 2022

HPSC HCS Exam pattern 2022: Candidates who are preparing for HPSC HCS 2022 exam need to know the exam pattern with the help of which they will be able to analyze how the questions are asked in the examination and distributed in the whole paper. In order to understand the HPSC HCS Exam pattern, candidates need to know the selection process first. HPSC exam has three stages: preliminary examination, main examination, and personal interview. Candidates who pass the preliminary exam will be qualified to take the Mains exam. Following that, applicants are invited to an interview round, during which the final selection is made.

Stage I – Preliminary examination consists of two papers and is only for qualifying purposes.
Stage II- There are four papers in the Mains examination.
Stage III- Personality test

The essence of papers is both objective and subjective.

HCS Prelims Exam Pattern (Objective Type)

The HPSC HCS Prelims Exam is the first round of the exam. The prelims exam includes two papers on GS and aptitude. It is an offline (pen & paper) exam and questions are objective in nature. 

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

  • There will be a negative marking for each wrong answer which will be ¼ of marks of questions i.e. 0.25
  • The question papers will be written in two languages: Hindi and English.

HCS Main Exam Pattern (Subjective Type)

The Mains Exam is for the candidates who clear the Prelims Exam. Check the list of papers and other details concerning the HPSC Mains Exam. 

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

  • In the HCS Mains test, candidates must attempt a total of 4 papers.
  • Three hours will be given for each paper.

HPSC Personality Test

S. No.

Subject

Maximum Marks

1.

Viva-voce (Interview/Personality Test)

75

GRAND TOTAL

675 Marks

HPSC Selection Process

There are three stages:

  • Prelims Exam - This stage is qualifying in nature. Candidates have to clear both papers to qualify for the main examination. Marks of Paper I will only be considered for the merit of candidates appearing for the mains exam.
  • Main Exam- This stage has four papers. Marks of all 4 papers will be counted to qualify for the personality test. 
  • Interview - The final Merit List for HPSC Exam will be based on the assessment of 675 (600 + 70) Marks.
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Haryana PCS Exam Pattern FAQs

  • HPSC HCS prelims paper will be consisting of two papers-General Studies and General Aptitude each consisting of 100 marks and need to attemped in 2 hours. HPSC Prelims exam pattern is listed below:

    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

  • HPSC HCS mains exam will be a descriptive test consisting of 4 papers of English, Hindi, General Studies, and Optional Language. Marks weightage of each paper is different while the time duration of each paper is 3 hours. HPSC Mains exam pattern is given below:

    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

  • With the help of exam pattern for the HPSC HCS exam, candidates will be able to understand how the question from different subjects are asked in the examination and accordingly they can make a effective preparation strategy accordingly.

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