HPSC HCS Exam Pattern & Selection Process 2021

HPSC HCS Exam Pattern & Selection Process 2021

ByArpit Kumar Jain  |  Updated on: Apr 15, 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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HPSC HCS Exam Pattern Overview 2021

It is very important to understand the HPSC Exam pattern for all the stages and have a clear understanding of the Harayana PCS Selection process. If you wish to clear the HPSC HCS Exam 2021, you must be aware of the rounds to go through until the final selection. 

The exam is a paper-based examination that can be taken offline. The exam format has undergone some minor changes, which will be mentioned later in this article.

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HPSC exam has three stages: preliminary examination, mains 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 paper 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 2021. 

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 mains 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.
Related Important Links
Haryana PCS Exam 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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