HPPSC Exam Pattern & Selection Process 2021

HPPSC Exam Pattern & Selection Process 2021

ByArpit Kumar Jain  |  Updated on: Nov 18, 2021
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HPPSC HAS Exam Pattern 2021

Candidates who want to appear in the HPPSC recruitment process for Administrative services must need to know the selection process which starts with the HPPSC exam pattern for both preliminary and the main examination. Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) sets and publishes the HPPSC HAS Exam Pattern for the prelims & mains exam in detail. 

Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission conducts the HPPSC HAPS Exam for various Administrative Services posts. Candidates who wish to apply for the Administrative Services have to apply for the post through the online application process and have to qualify the whole HPPSC Selection process which consists of preliminary and mains examination along with final interview/personality test.

Also, go through the HPPSC HAS Syllabus 2021

HPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

The preliminary exam for HPPSC consists of two papers consisting of 100 multiple choice questions of 2 hours duration each. The two papers are General Studies and Aptitude Test. The HPPSC HPAS Prelims exam pattern is listed below:

Paper

Number of Question

Duration

Paper-1 (General Science)

100

2 Hour

Paper-2 (Aptitude Test)

100

2 Hour

Total

200

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HPPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2021

The Himachal PCS Mains exam consists of 8 papers (6 Compulsory and 2 Optional). The compulsory papers consist of English, Hindi, Essay and General Studies. Each paper has a different weightage of marks consisting of written questions, the duration of each paper is 3 hours. The exam pattern of HPPSC mains examination is given below:

Paper

Marks Weightage

Duration

English

100

3 Hours

Hindi

100

3 Hours

Essay

100

3 Hours

General Studies-I

200

3 Hours

General Studies-II

200

3 Hours

General Studies-III

200

3 Hours

Optional Paper-I

100

3 Hours

Optional Paper-II

100

3 Hours

Apart from the written test, there is a final interview/personality test of 150 marks. Final Selection will be based on candidates performance in all written tests and interview of the mains examination. 

HPPSC HPAS Selection Process 2021

Candidates who have applied for HPPSC HPAS will have to appear in the given stages of examination:

  • Preliminary Test
  • Mains Examination
  • Interview Test

Interest and eligible candidates must fill out the HPPSC HPAS Application Form 2021 

Preliminary Test: The primary motive for conducting this test is to filter out suitable candidates for the post. It is an objective test consisting of 2 papers- General Studies and Aptitude Test. Candidates who clear the desired cutoff set by the authorities will be selected for the main examination. For each seat, a maximum of 3 candidates will be chosen to appear in the interview test.

Mains: This stage consists of 8 written papers out of which 6 are compulsory and 2 are optional. Candidates have to appear in all the papers along with the interview test.

Interview: Candidates along with mains have to appear in Interview cum personality test in which the candidates have to mandatorily appear. In the interview, candidates will be scrutinized for their suitability for the post.

The final selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of performance in the written test and interview process. Marks obtained in the preliminary test will not be considered for final selection.

HPPSC Exam Exam Pattern FAQs

  • Candidates have to clear the mains and interview test in order to be considered for the selection in HPPSC HPAS. The mains & interview stage is after the HPPSC prelims exam. 

  • There is no limited number of attempts for HPPSC HPAS. However, the age limit for the given post is 21-30 years.

  • HPAS stands for the Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services Entrance Test while HPPSC stands for Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission is the body/organization which conduct the HPAS for various administrative post/HPAS.

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