Haryana PCS Syllabus 2022 PDF (Prelims/Main): Check HPSC HCS Subject Wise Exam Pattern

Haryana PCS Syllabus 2022 PDF (Prelims/Main): Check HPSC HCS Subject Wise Exam Pattern

ByArpit Kumar Jain  |  Updated on: Mar 4, 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 Syllabus 2022

Haryana Public Service Commission will release the HPSC HCS Syllabus 2022 in their official notification for the civil services recruitment process. Candidates after having a look at the HPSC HCS exam pattern need to know syllabus subjects wise and from that, they can point out their week and strong topics and start their preparation accordingly. Another thing you need to know before you check out the HPSC Syllabus 2022 is the selection process for Haryana Civil Services given below:

  • HCS Prelims Exam
  • HCS Mains Exam
  • HCS Interview

As the selection process comprises two examination prelims and mains, there will be a separate syllabus for both examinations. The Haryana Civil Services Prelims Exam is qualifying in nature. The candidates who will secure the HCS Cutoff marks as released by the Commission will appear for the HCS Mains Exam. Further, if you have qualified for the HCS Mains Exam, then you will further be called for an Interview.  Haryana PSC Exam is one of the most sought-after PSC Exams that is conducted in the country. Hence, if you want to excel in the examination, then you must be acquainted with the HCS Syllabus and Exam Pattern for Prelims and Mains Examinations. We have discussed the Haryana Civil Services Syllabus for Prelims and Mains Exam in detail along with the HCS Exam Pattern. Download HCS Syllabus PDF for Prelims and Mains Exam here. 

HPSC Exam Pattern 2022

The HPSC HCS Exam Pattern comprises of the HCS Prelims and Mains Exam. Candidates can understand the HPSC syllabus subject-wise as per the exam pattern more clearly. Thus here we have discussed the HCS Prelims and Mains Exam Pattern below. 

HCS Prelims Exam Pattern

The HCS Prelims Exam Pattern comprises of two compulsory papers, General Studies and Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT). 

  • HCS Prelims Exam comprises objective multiple-choice questions. 
  • There is 1/4th negative marking for each wrong answer attempted.
  • Merit is decided only on the basis of the General Studies paper and only 33% of qualifying marks need to be scored in paper 2.
  • There is no sectional or subject-specific cutoff.
  • Each paper of the HCS Prelims Exam is of a duration of 2 hours. 
SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks Duration
General Studies


100 Marks2 Hours
CSAT100100 Marks2 Hours

HCS Mains Exam Pattern

All the candidates who will secure the qualifying marks in the HCS Prelims Exam will be called to appear for the Haryana Civil Services Mains Exam. The HPSC HCS Mains Exam is of utmost importance to every candidate who will be taking this test as the marks secured by you in this paper will be taken into consideration for preparing the merit list. 

  • The HPSC Civil Services main examination will have 4 papers.
  • The HPSC HCS Paper 4 will be an optional paper where you have to select any one paper out of 29 subjects. 
  • The questions asked in the HCS Mains Exam will be conventional and subjective in nature.




Paper-1: English (including English essay)

03 Hours


Paper-2: Hindi (including Hindi essay in Devanagari script)

03 Hours


Paper-3: General Studies

03 Hours


Paper-4:One Optional Subject

03 Hours





HPSC HCS Selection Process Important Highlights

The Haryana Civil Services Syllabus 2022 comprises of Syllabus for the Prelims and the Mains Exam. Some of the highlights regarding the HPSC Syllabus and selection process are given below

  • The HCS Prelims Exam consists of 2 objective papers.
  • The HCS Prelims Exam is held only for the purpose of screening candidates. The marks obtained by you in this stage will not be counted in the declaration of the final result.
  • The CSAT paper, that is conducted for the HCS Prelims Exam was introduced in 2016 in the HCS exam.
  •  The HPSC HCS Mains Exam comprises 4 conventional types of question papers. 
  • The Mains Exam of HCS is an important part of the recruitment process as the marks obtained by you in this stage will be considered for the preparation of the HPSC HCS merit list.  

HPSC HCS Prelims Syllabus

The HCS Prelims Exam Syllabus is as follows:

HCS PAPER - I Syllabus


  • Indian and World Geography.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian Culture, Indian Polity, and Indian Economy.
  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • General Science.
  • General Mental Ability.
  • Haryana's economy and people. Social, economic, and cultural institutions and language of Haryana



  • Reading Comprehension
  • Decision making and problem-solving
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skill
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy
  • Data interpretation

HPSC HCS Mains Syllabus

The HCS Mains Exam Syllabus is as follows:

HCS Paper I: English

Here is the syllabus for the HCS English Paper.

  • Precise writing
  • Comprehension skills
  • Essay
  • Word usage and vocabulary
  • General Grammar knowledge
  • Writing an Essay

HCS Paper II: Hindi

You will have to write the HCS Hindi paper in Hindi Devnagri Script. Here is the syllabus for the HCS Hindi Paper.

  • Translation of an English passage into Hindi.
  • Letter writing or precise writing
  • Explanation of a Hindi passage that can be either prose and poetry in the same language.
  • Composition (idioms, corrections etc.)
  • Essay on a topic.

HCS Paper III: General Studies

The HCS General Studies syllabus will have two parts in it: General studies topics and International Oriented topics. This section aims to test your general awareness and general knowledge that will be required by you to make a career in the civil services of Haryana.

Here is the syllabus for the HCS Paper II syllabus:

Part I

  • Indian History and Indian Culture
  • Geography of India
  • Indian Polity with special emphasis on Indian Nationalist Movement
  • History of Modern India and Indian Culture
  • Current national issues and topics of social relevance
  • Demography and Human Resources & related issues.


  • India and the World
  • Indian Economy
  • Developments in the field of science and technology, communications and space.
  • Statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams.

HCS Paper IV Optional Paper

This HCS Paper IV is the optional paper. You can select any one subject out of a list of given subjects.

Download HCS Syllabus 2022 PDF


Haryana Civil Service Interview

This is the last stage of the HCS Recruitment Process. The HPSC HCS Interview is of 75 marks. Candidates who will obtain the minimum cutoff marks will be called to appear for the HCS Interview. The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by a Board.

The HCS Interview aims to test if you are suitable for being appointed as Haryana Civil Service Officer. Your intellectual traits, mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, balance or judgment, variety and depth of interest, etc will be judged in this stage.

How is the HCS Final Selection done?

The final selection for the HCS 2022 will be done on the following basis:

  • Marks secured by you in the HPSC HCS  Main Written Examination and Viva-voce/ Personality Test.
  • This means that you will be marked out of 675 marks. 
  • Moreover, you will also be appointed into the HPSC HCS through the preference of services/ posts exercised by you.
Related Important Links
Haryana PCS Exam 2022HPSC Notification 2022
HPSC Exam Date 2022HPSC HCS Eligibility 2022
HPSC Admit Card 2022HPSC Apply Online 2022
HPSC HCS Exam Pattern & Selection Process 2022HPSC Answer Key
HPSC ResultHaryana PCS Mock Test Series
Haryana PCS Online CoursesHPSC HCS Cut Off 2022
Haryana PSC HPSC HCS Salary 2022 

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