HPSC HCS 2021 on September 12 – Know Preparation Tips to Score Well in Prelims Exam

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 13th, 2023

The HPSC HCS 2021 for the State Civil Services 2021 will be held on 12th of September 2021. Here, we are going to provide you with some Last Minute Tips for the HPSC Prelims exam 2021 that will enable you to give that final touch to your preparation and help you all strategize the exam in a better way.

Exam experts have compiled excellent last-minute preparations for the HPSC Prelims exam 2021 below. HPSC HCS Combined State Civil Services Exam have three stages which are: (a) Preliminary Exam (b) Main Exam (c) Personality Test. It is important to realise that you must succeed at HCS prelims to get ahead and get selected. Follow the below mention tips, revise and practice multiple HCS question papers and mock tests to improve your score.  

Also, Download your Haryana HPSC Admit Card 2021 as you will not be allowed to appear for the exam without the hall ticket. 

Section-Wise Last-Minute HPSC HCS 2021 Preparation Tips

HCS General Studies Paper

It includes the following subjects:

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


  • You should revise the concepts that you have read so far in these days. Go through the HCS 2021 syllabus and gain clarity over your strong areas.
  • Give a bare reading to the important articles mostly up to Article 51 A of the Indian Constitution.
  • Give a bare reading to the Indian Parliament and State Legislature and read the chapter on General Exceptions in particular as most of the questions are asked from this section.
  • Revise the list of schedules and articles that you have prepared.

Click to Read Polity Schedules and Parts Here


  • Make sure you do not start something new on the last day of preparation. It will only confuse you in the end.
  • Revise Medieval History and Ancient concepts once. However, focus on Modern History should be more.
  • Do not push yourself too hard; take it slow and steady.

GK and Current Affairs

  • For a comprehensive revision of important current affairs, you can download the PDF provided in the given link. The PDFs encompass all the relevant & critical events along with news that can be asked in the paper. 

Geography Techniques

  • Do not put burden yourself with the questions of this section.
  • The questions asked will be of a preliminary level from NCERTs which can be solved easily.
  • The applicants must not indulge themselves in new concepts just before the examination; instead, revise the basic concepts that you are familiar with.
  • Revise Maps.


  • Read Current Affairs based on Economics.
  • Revise important Key Concepts of Economy
  • Read Economic Survey of Haryana and India Summary.

Last-minute Points to note for HCS Exam 2021

Before you appear for the HPSC HCS 2021 exam, take proper note of the following –

  • Speed and Accuracy are the most important parameters that will help you clear your HPSC HCS exam. Maintain speed from the beginning so that you can solve tricky questions with ease.
  • Please keep in mind that there is a Negative Marking of 0.25 marks per wrong answer.
  • Read Instructions above the questions attentively –
    • It is highly essential to read the instructions given above the questions carefully.
    • Do not just start attempting the question before going through the instructions properly.
    • It has been observed that the pattern or concept of the question does not change in the exam. The only change is the way of solving questions as per the given instructions.
  • Time Management is the deciding factor –
    • Time management is the key to success. Manage your time during the exam very efficiently and smartly.
    • It is important to decide the time beforehand which you are going to spend on a particular question.
    • Especially in Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability section, you must keep track of time properly.
    • You must decide the time you are going to spend on each question.
    • Understand that you need not solve tricky questions.
    • Instead of this, make the most of the easy questions.
    • Selecting the right questions in the exam is one important factor 
  • Plan test-taking strategy beforehand in mind –
    • Before appearing for the actual exam, make sure to have a clear-cut strategy in your mind regarding the exam.
    • By now you must be acquainted with your Strong and weak topics in all the sections.
    • So a smart tip is that attempt those topics first in which you are strong. Score maximum marks through them and then solve questions of weak topics if time allows.
  • Do Not get stuck into any questions –
    • As a candidate will have very little time, this is very important to not stuck into any question.
    • If a question is taking more than the time it should usually take then do not challenge yourself for the question.
    • There is equal marking for every question in the Prelims Exam.
    • If you are not able to solve any question within a standard time, you should better leave it and move on to the next question.
    • You must keep in mind that your main motive is to maximize your exam score smartly.
  • Do not panic in case of new pattern questions  –
    • Do not panic if you find any new pattern question, just attempt questions that you can.
    • If it is new then it’s new for everyone.
    • Read the instruction and the question carefully.
    • Solve it step by step by applying the basic concepts of the topic.
    • Still, if you are not able to solve it then leave it and solve another question.

Along with the above-mentioned strategy, take note of the following mentioned points and come out with flying colours 

  • Attempt a mock test in the meantime to devise your strategy. Check which mistake you must not repeat in the exam.
  • Believe in yourself and have faith in your capabilities. 
  • Attempt the exam with a cool and calm mind.
  • Take proper sleep before the exam. An attentive mind is the most important factor during the exam.

Major Do’s and Don’t for the HPSC HCS 2021 Exam

  • Do not panic once the exam starts. Stay calm and start by reading the instructions.
  • Do not spend too much time on any one question
  • Do not do any guesswork
  • Be prepared for the surprises as many new topics can be asked in the exam. Also, different topics will be asked in different shifts
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