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    • 10 February 2022: HPPSC Interview Schedule 2022 for AE, RO, Programmer & Others Out.
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Important Dates

HPPSC 2022 Important Dates

 HPPSC Exam Event Date (Tentative)
Release of notification May 2022
HPAS Application Dates May 2022
HPAS Prelims Admit card August 2022
HPAS Prelims Exam September 2022
HPAS Prelims Result October 2022
HPAS Detailed Application Form (DAF) for Main Exam November 2022
HPAS Main Exam November 2022
HPAS Interview call letter December 2022
Declaration of Final result of HPAS December 2022

Exam Pattern

HPAS Exam Pattern

The HPAS Combined Competetive examination is conducted in the three stages, namely Preliminary Examination, Main Examination and finally the personal interview round.

Preliminary Exam Pattern

Questions Type Multiple Choice questions- Objective
Number of Papers Paper 1- General Studies
Paper 2- Aptitude Test
Duration of Exam 2 hours each paper
Number of Questions 100 questions per paper So 200 questions in total for Prelims
Marking Scheme 2 marks for every correct answer
Negative Marking Yes, 1/3rd of the marks allotted to that question will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Marking Scheme Preliminary exam

Paper No. of questions Marks allotted to each question Total Marks
General Studies 100 ques. 2 marks each 200 marks
Aptitude Test 100 ques. 2 marks each 200 marks
Total marks 400 marks

Main Examination- HPAS

Paper No. Subject Maximum Marks
1 English 100(Qualifying Only)
2 Hindi 100(Qualifying Only)
Paper Counted for Merit
3 Essay 100
4 General Studies – I 200
5 General Studies – II 200
6 General Studies – III 200
Optional Subject
7 Optional Subject – Paper I 100
8 Optional Subject – Paper II 100
Main Exam 900
Viva-voce 150
Total 1050

Personality Test – Interview Round

There is as such no specific syllabus for this round as it is an overall personality assessment exam. During the test, the questions asked by the interviewers may range from current affairs of national and international importance, and the socio-economic and political knowledge about the prevailing conditions in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The aspiring candidate must have the proper knowledge of the regional customs, culture and dialect of Himachal Pradesh. Also, candidates will be judged upon the soft powers like leadership qualities, communication skills, mental agility and critical understanding.


HPPSC Syllabus

Syllabus of Preliminary Examination:

General studies

  • GK topics
  • Current affairs of national and international Importance
  • Indian History and Civics
  • Physical, social, economic geography of India and the world
  • Socio-economic, political and cultural conditions of HP
  • Indian polity and governance
  • General Science and Environmental knowledge

Aptitude Test

  • Basic numeration- class 10th level
  • English Language- Comprehension and Composition
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Communication Skills
  • General Mental Ability
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Elementary Mathematics

Syllabus of Main Examination:

English Paper Syllabus

The English exam will check the clarity and precision in the language, grammatical expression and comprehension skills:

English Topics Marks Allotted
Comprehension of unseen passages 20 marks
Usage and Vocabulary 20 marks
English Writings like Composition, letter. application, Note, Report writing 20 marks
Precis (summary) writing 20 marks
English Grammar 20 marks
Total Marks 100 marks

Hindi Paper Syllabus

This paper will test the Hindi in Devnagri script:

  1. Translation- English to Hindi
  2. Translation- Hindi to English
  3. Explanation of passages in Hindi
  4. Composition writing, Idioms, Corrections

Essay Paper Syllabus

The candidates have to write 900 words essay on any two topics out of the given choices in the question paper. The paper is designed to check the ability of the candidates to express their views coherently and produce a well-argued piece. It is advised to compose an original piece for the essay, along with correct usage of grammar. The candidates should have knowledge in the following:

  • Societal knowledge
  • Political issues
  • Economic conditions
  • Cultural aspects
  • Historical facts and Understanding

Eligibility Criteria

HPAS Eligibility Criteria

Nationality– The candidate must be a citizen of India.

Educational Qualification– A candidate must have a bachelor’s degree from any university/ Professional Institution recognized by the Government or any equivalent qualification.

Age Criteria– A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years. And, should not be older than 35 years, as on the 1st January of the year of giving the exam. The upper age limit for SC, ST, OBC, People with Disabilities, Children and grandchildren of Freedom fighters of Himachal Pradesh are allowed a relaxation of 5 years.

Desirable Qualification- It will be in best interests if a candidate has proper knowledge of customs and dialects of Himachal Pradesh as this will be suitable for appointment in the State.

Application Process

HPPSC Application Form

  • To fill the online application form for HPPSC HPAS 2022, the aspirants had to open the official website that is hppsc.hp.gov.in.
  • To the home page, the aspirants would have to click the ‘Apply now’ option.
  • Next, the candidates will receive the ‘Online application registration’ link.
  • Now, the applicants have to click on the ‘new user sign up’ option.
  • After that, they have to provide the detailed information asked on the page and then have to click on the ‘create user’ tab.
  • In the next step, the candidates have to press ‘click here to apply’.
  • Again, the aspirants have to provide the details like address, educational qualification and other basic details etc.
  • Once you complete the previous steps, you have to upload the scanned image of the signature and photograph.
  • Last you have to click the complete button.
  • To complete the entire HPPSC Application form fill up process, the candidates have to pay the application fees by using the credit card/debit card/net banking.

Application Fees

Category Application Fee
General category Rs.400/-
Candidates of other states Rs.400/-
SC of HP/ ST of HP/ OBC of HP/ UR BPL of HP/ Ex-serviceman of HP (who are relieved from defence service on their own request) Rs.100/-
Ex-Servicemen of H.P. (who are relieved from Defence Services after completion of normal tenure)/ Blind of H.P./ and Female candidates/Visually Impaired of H.P. Fee exemption