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HPSC English and English Essay Syllabus

The English paper is included to judge candidates based on their ability to read and understand serious discursive prose and how smartly they can express their thoughts and ideas in English. The pattern of questions asked in the exam is mentioned underneath:

English subjects
Precise Writing Comprehension of given passages
Essay Usage and Vocabulary
General Grammar / Composition

In essay writing, candidates are supposed to write on a particular topic assigned to them. Candidates will be given scores based on their effective and exact expressions.

General Hindi

HPSC Hindi and Hindi Essay Syllabus

Candidates appearing for the HPSC HCS Hindi exam must have to write the paper in Hindi Devnagri Script. Detailed syllabus includes

Hindi Syllabus
Translation of an English passage into Hindi Essay on a specific topic. Explanation of Hindi passage in Hindi only
Composition (idioms, corrections, etc.) Letter / precise writing



  • HPSC HCS General Studies Syllabus: Part-1

    Knowing the correct HPSC HCS General Studies Syllabus is important and the topics included in Part-1 are mentioned below:

    (a) History of Modern India and Indian Culture: The ‘History of Modern India’ includes history from the mid of the nineteenth century and includes questions related to eminent personalities who helped a lot in the Indian freedom movement.

    (b) Geography of India: In this section, questions related to the country’s physical, economic and social geography are asked.

    (c) Indian Polity: Candidates have to prepare answers related to the Indian Constitution, Political system, and other similar matters.

    (d) Current National issues and topics of social relevance: This part is included to evaluate candidate‘s awareness related to the existing national issues and topics of social relevance. Some of the topics asked in the exam include;

    • Demography and Human Resources & related problems.
    • Behavioral and social concerns and social welfare problems like gender equality, child labor, adult literacy, rehabilitation of the handicapped, etc.
    • Law enforcement issues, human rights, corruption in public life, communal harmony, etc. Internal Security and other similar problems.
    • Environmental issues, ecological preservation, conservation of natural resources, and national heritage.


  • HPSC HCS General Studies Syllabus: Part-2

    All details concerning HPSC HCS General Studies Syllabus for Part-2 are mentioned below, candidates preparing for this exam must go through the entire syllabus before starting with exam preparations.

    Part Details
    India and the World The purpose of including this section is to test the candidate‘s awareness related to India‘s relationship with the rest of the world in different spheres. Questions related to Foreign Affairs. External Security and related matters, Nuclear Policy, etc. are asked in the exam.
    Indian Economy In this section, questions related to the planning and economic development in India, economic and trade issues, World Bank, W.T.O., etc. come in the exam.
    International Affairs & Institutions Questions related to important events in world affairs and on international institutions are asked in the exam.
    Developments in science and technology, communications, and space sector Candidate‘s awareness regarding overall developments in the field of science and technology, communications, etc. is tested.
    Statistical analysis, graphs, and diagrams. This part includes some exercises aimed at testing the candidate‘s ability to come up with some common-sense conclusions based on the facts mentioned in the statistical, graphical, or diagrammatic form, etc.


    • Optional Subject-1 & 2: The other two subjects in Mains are needed to be chosen by the candidates themselves from these 20 subjects, as the optional ones. The available subjects are mentioned below.
    • Mathematics
    • Economics
    • Botany
    • Political science & international relations
    • Law
    • Chemistry
    • Zoology
    • Physics
    • Agriculture
    • Psychology
    • Animal husbandry & Veterinary science
    • Commerce & Accountancy
    • Punjabi literature
    • Public administration
    • Civil engineering
    • Mechanical engineering
    • Electrical engineering
    • Geography
    • Sociology
    • Indian history