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HPPSC Recruitment 2023: Notification Released, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, and Syllabus

HPPSC Recruitment

HPPSC Administrative CCE 2023 examination has once again been rescheduled, and a fresh exam timetable has been made available on the official website. The HPPSC Administrative CCE 2023 Exam is now scheduled for September 01, 2023. Access the HPPSC Administrative CCE 2023 Exam Schedule at this location. Aspiring candidates can refer to the video below for comprehensive insights into HPPSC Recruitment 2023, including the Application Process, Eligibility criteria, Exam Pattern, Exam dates, Admit Card details, Syllabus, and other pertinent information.

What is HPPSC?

Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission was founded on April 08, 1971. Its headquarters is situated in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. It is an agency under the Himachal Pradesh government responsible for conducting civil services and competitive exams for recruiting candidates to work in departments according to Article 320 of the Constitution. The full form of HPAS is Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services.

HPPSC Recruitment 2023: Exam Dates

The important dates related to HPPSC Recruitment 2023 are mentioned below:

HPPSC Exam EventDate
Release of notificationMay 18, 2023
HPAS Application DatesMay 18, 2023, to June 14, 2023
HPAS Prelims Admit cardTo be notified
HPAS Prelims ExamAugust 20, 2023
HPAS Prelims ResultTo be notified
HPAS Detailed Application Form (DAF) for Main ExamTo be notified
HPAS Main ExamTo be notified
HPAS Interview call letterTo be notified
Declaration of Final result of HPASTo be notified

HPPSC Recruitment 2023: Highlights

The aspirants aiming to get employed in HPPSC Recruitment 2023 must be aware of the basic information and vital details with respect to the exam. Some of the main details of HPPSC Recruitment 2023 are listed below:

Conducting BodyHimachal Pradesh Staff Service Commission
Exam LevelState level
Mode of ExamOffline
Number of PapersTwo papers
Marking Scheme0.5 marks for every correct answer
Duration2 hours
Type of QuestionsMultiple choice questions
Official website

HPPSC Recruitment 2023: Vacancy

The HPPSC Recruitment 2023 vacancy details are mentioned below:

PostNumber of Vacancy
HPPSC Administrative Services09
HPPSC Police Services02
Veterinary PharmacistTBA
Laboratory Assistant (Physics & Ballistics)TBA
Laboratory Assistant (Chemistry & Toxicology)TBA
Laboratory Assistant (Biology & Serology)TBA
Medical Laboratory Technician Grade 2TBA
Law Officer Grade 2TBA
Junior Office Assistant (Information Technology)TBA
Assistant Computer ProgrammerTBA
Hostel Supdt.-cum-PTITBA
Inspector Legal MetrologyTBA
Junior Engineer (Civil)TBA
Sub-Station Attendant (SSA)TBA
Electrician (Electrical)TBA
Electrician Power House Electrical (PHE)TBA
Fitter (Hyd. Mech.)TBA
Market SupervisorTBA
Motor Vehicle InspectorTBA
Fisheries OfficerTBA
Drawing MasterTBA
Franking Machine AttendantTBA
Copy HolderTBA
Press DuftryTBA
Sanitary SupervisorTBA
Assistant ChemistTBA
Steno TypistTBA
Statistical AssistantTBA
Workshop Instructor (Welding)TBA
Workshop Instructor (Pattern Making)TBA
Workshop Instructor (Machinist)TBA
Psychologist-cum-Rehabilitation OfficerTBA
Steno TypistTBA
Junior Office AssistantTBA
Workshop Instructor (Architecture)TBA
Workshop Instructor (Electrical)TBA
Law OfficerTBA
Junior Office Assistant (IT)TBA
Junior Scale StenographerTBA
Secretary in the Kinnaur Distt. Cooperative Marketing & Consumer Federation Ltd. TapriTBA
Computer OperatorTBA
Junior Engineer (Archaeology)TBA
Cultural OrganizerTBA
Preservation AssistantTBA

HPPSC Recruitment 2023: Exam Pattern

The HPPSC Recruitment 2023 HPAS Combined Competitive examination is conducted in three stages: preliminary examination, main examination, and the personal interview round. The exam pattern is provided below:

HPPSC Preliminary Exam Pattern

The exam pattern is provided below:

Questions TypeMultiple Choice questions- Objective
Number of PapersPaper 1- General Studies Paper 2- Aptitude Test
Duration of Exam2 hours each paper
Number of Questions100 questions per paper So 200 questions in total for Prelims
Marking Scheme2 marks for every correct answer
Negative MarkingYes, 1/3rd of the marks allotted to that question will be deducted for every wrong answer.

HPPSC Main Exam Pattern

The exam pattern is provided below:

Paper No.SubjectMaximum Marks
1English100(Qualifying Only)
2Hindi100(Qualifying Only)
Paper Counted for Merit
4General Studies – I200
5General Studies – II200
6General Studies – III200
Optional Subject
7Optional Subject – Paper I100
8Optional Subject – Paper II100
Main Exam900

HPPSC Interview Round

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 their soft powers like leadership qualities, communication skills, mental agility, and critical understanding.

HPPSC Recruitment 2023: Syllabus

The detailed syllabus for the HPPSC Recruitment 2023 exam is provided below:

HPPSC Prelim Syllabus

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

HPPSC Main Syllabus

English Paper Syllabus

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

  • Comprehension of unseen passages
  • Usage and Vocabulary
  • English Writings like Composition, letter. application, Note, Report writing
  • Precis (summary) writing
  • English Grammar

Hindi Paper Syllabus

  • This paper will test the Hindi in Devnagri script:
  • Translation- English to Hindi
  • Translation- Hindi to English
  • Explanation of passages in Hindi
  • Composition writing, Idioms, Corrections

Essay Paper Syllabus

The candidates have to write a 900 word 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
Name of the paper- HPAS MainsOverview of the Syllabus
General Studies IHistorical Understanding of IndiaGlobalization, Capitalism, NationalismGeographical Knowledge of HP and IndiaDisaster ManagementIndian Society, Laws, and rightsGandhian Thoughts
General Studies IIIndian ConstitutionParliamentPolicies and GovernanceAdministration of regional and rural HPIndian relations with Neighboring countriesCrime in Himachal PradeshTribal conditions and Policies in HP
General Studies IIIIndia Economy and DemographyPoverty and UnemploymentMonetary policies, GDP, Foreign TradeTechnology advancementsSustainable DevelopmentsSpace programsTourism Industry in HPIT and BioTech in HPEcology and Climate change

HPPSC provides a list of 31 optional subjects out of which 2 papers have to be chosen by the candidates. So, along with 6 compulsory papers, any 2 subjects from the following list have to be chosen for the Main Examination:

Indian HistoryPolitical Science and International RelationMathematicsStatistics
English LiteratureEconomicsZoologyAgriculture
HindiPublic administrationPhilosophyManagement
UrduCivil engineeringElectrical engineeringMechanical engineering
PsychologyZoologyCommerce and AccountancyHorticulture
SanskritChemistryAnthropologyMedical sciences
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary ScienceBotanySociology

HPPSC Recruitment 2023: Previous Year Papers

In addition to knowing all these above-mentioned details, practicing the previous year’s question papers is very crucial to do well in the examination. It will help in knowing about one’s area of strengths and weaknesses along with getting a good hold of time management to avoid the last-minute rush in the examination hall. The HPPSC solved papers will give the aspirants an idea of how questions will be asked along with areas that are to be prioritized for the examination. 

HPPSC Recruitment 2023: Eligibility

Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before filling out the application form. The details are given below:

HPPSC Age Limit

The lower age limit is 21 years and the upper age limit is 35 years. HPPSC counts the age from January 01 of the assessment year. There are relaxations given to the students belonging to the reserved category.

CategoryAge Relaxation
SCs & STs5 Years
OBC5 Years
PwD/ Family of Freedom fighters of Himachal Pradesh5 Years

HPPSC Educational Qualifications

The educational details of various posts are mentioned below:

PostEducational Qualifications
Veterinary PharmacistCandidates must be qualified for class 12th or its equivalent.
Laboratory Assistant (Physics & Ballistics)Candidates must possess a second-class Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Science from any recognized University by the government.
Laboratory Assistant (Chemistry & Toxicology)Candidates must possess B.Sc. (Medical) with Chemistry as one of the subject specializations from a recognized University.
Laboratory Assistant (Biology & Serology)Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in B.Sc. (Medical) with Molecular Biology/Biotechnology as a specialization from a recognized University.
ClerkCandidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University.They should have a minimum typewriting speed of 30 words per minute in English Type-writing or 25 words per minute in Hindi Type-writing on Computer
Medical Laboratory Technician Grade 2Candidates ought to pass class 12th in Science from a recognized Board of School Education and must have a B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Technology/B.Sc. Medical Technology (Laboratory)/B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Sciences/B.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Technology (Lateral) from a recognized University or an Institution with Government affiliation.
Law Office Grade 2Candidates must possess a professional degree in Law (LLB) from a recognized University.
DispenserCandidates should be a Class 12 pass out with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Math as their subjects from a recognized Board of School Education.
Junior Office Assistant (IT)Candidates should have passed the Class 12 Examination from a recognized Board of School Education/University.
Hostel Supdt. Cum PTICandidates should have Matric from a recognized University/Board or equivalent; Certificate/Diploma in Physical Education/Training with a minimum one-year duration from a recognized University/Board.
Inspector Legal MetrologyCandidates should hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University in Science stream)/Technology/Engineering or hold a recognized Diploma in Engineering with minimum 03 years of professional experience.
LinemanCandidates should have qualified Matric with ITI certification in Wireman/Electrician trade or Candidates should have passed Matric with 3 years Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the institutions recognized by the Govt. of HP.

HPPSC Recruitment 2023: Application Form

Aspirants who are eligible enough can fill in the HPPSC Recruitment 2023 application form as soon as the online application commences. The steps to apply are as follows:

  • Visit the official website-
  • Click on the new section of the HPPSC homepage, and you can find the latest advertisements regarding various recruitments
  • Click on the latest Himachal Pradesh PSC Notification and download it.
  • Once all the eligibility conditions are met click on the apply online link to continue with the application process
  • Enter all the personal details and educational qualifications along with uploading the scanned documents in the prescribed format that has been given in the instructions.
  • Pay the application fee online or demand a draft along with verifying all the entered details once again to avoid any mistakes.
  • Once all the details are checked by clicking the preview option finally press the submit menu.
  • A new page will pop up with the registration number, along with a password that will be used for future reference.
  • Download all the details by taking a hard copy of the application preview page for future reference

HPSC Application Fee 2023

The category-wise application fee details are mentioned below:

CategoryApplication Fee
General Category/E.W.S., Ex-Servicemen of HP360
General IRDP, Physically Handicapped, Ward of Freedom Fighter, Ward of ExServicemen of HP, S.C. of H.P, S.T. of H.P, O.B.C. of H.P, BPL of H.P, EWS (BPL)120
Female candidates, Ex-Servicemen of H.P.Exempted

HPPSC Recruitment 2023: Admit Card

The HPPSC Recruitment 2023 Admit Card is usually released 10-15 days before the exam. The steps to download admit card are as follows:

  • Step-1: Open the official site of HPPSC.
  • Step-2: Go to the download admit card section.
  • Step-3: Click on the link for HPPSC HPAS Admit Card.
  • Step-4: Enter your User Name and Password and click the submit button.
  • Step-5: Download and print the admit card.

HPPSC Recruitment 2023: Answer Key

All the aspirants can check the HPPSC Recruitment 2023 answer key from the official website using their credentials like registration number and password. Once the official answer key is released, the candidates will be able to check their answers from the official website by following the steps given below:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website-
  • Step 2: On the main page, scroll down to find an option called “Answer Key”, Now press the “Results” button.
  • Step 3: After clicking the resulting menu one can find a new page titled Answer keys click on that.
  • Step 4: Now search for the HPPSC (HPAS) Answer Key for the Prelims and click on that page.
  • Step 5: Download the HPPSC answer keys from the site and use them for future reference.

HPPSC Recruitment 2023: Result

Candidates will be able to access their HPPSC Recruitment 2023 Result from the official website once it is released by following the steps below:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of HPPSC.
  • Step 2: Click on the result link available on the homepage.
  • Step 3: The result will appear on the screen.
  • Step 4: Download the result for your reference.

HPPSC Recruitment 2023: Expected Cut-Off Marks

HPPSC cutoff 2023 depends on various factors like last year’s cutoff so a clear cutoff cannot be predicted and assumptions can also be made until the final cutoff marks are released.

CategoryCut-Off Marks
Wards of Freedom Fighter85-91

HPPSC Recruitment 2023: Salary and Benefits

The salary details for HPPSC Recruitment 2023 are given in the table below:

Medical Laboratory Technician Gr-IIa) Rs. 5910-20200+3000 GP b) Consolidate contractual emoluments Rs. 5910-20200+3000 GP+150% of GP- per month
InvestigatorRs. 10300-34800+3600 GP
Steno TypistRs. 5910-20200+2000 GP
Laboratory TechnicianRs. 7860/- per month (Fixed Remuneration)
Field InvestigatorRs. 5910-20200+2400 GP
Junior Scale StenographerRs. 5910-20200+2800 GP
Junior Office Assistant (Accounts)Fixed contractual emoluments equal to Rs. 7860/- per month. However, the pay scale for the post is Rs. 5910- 20200+ Rs. 1950 Grade Pay
Staff NurseRs. 10300-34800+3200GP
Radiographera) Rs. 5910-20200+3000GP b) Consolidated contractual emoluments Rs. 5910-20200+3000GP+150% of GP-per months)
Laboratory Assistanta) 5910-20200+2000 GP b) Consolidate contractual minimum of pay band+GP+150% of GP
Operation Theater Assistanta) 5910-20200+2000 GP b) Consolidate fixed contractual emoluments 10000/- PM
Sanitary InspectorSanitary Inspector (on contract basis) Rs. 10300-34800+3600 GP
Junior Technician (Weaving Master/Instructor)Rs. 5910-20200+1900 GP
Junior Office Assistant (IT)i) Rs. 5910-20200+1950 GP per month for regular appointees. ii) Rs. 7860/- (minimum of the pay band Rs. 5910/-+grade pay Rs, 1950/- plus Rs. 2925/- i.e. 150% of grade pay), total consolidated contractual amount of Rs. 10785/- per month for contract appointees.
Assistant Mining InspectorRs. 5910-20200+2400 GP
Junior Draftsman (Electrical)Rs. 6400- 20200+3050 GP+150%
Pharmacist (Allopathy)Rs. 5910-20200+3000 Grade Pay
Medical Laboratory Techniciana) Rs. 5910-20200+3000 Grade Pay b) Consolidate contractual emoluments Rs. 5910-20200+3000GP+150% of GP-per month
Operation Theater AssistantRs. 5910-20200+2000 Grade Pay
Laboratory AssistantRs. 5910-20200+2000 Grade Pay
RadiographerRs. 5910-20200+3000 Grade Pay
Statistical AssistantRs.10300-34800+3800GP (Minimum of the pay band plus Grade Pay)
Junior Technician (Electrical)Rs. 5910-20200+1900 GP
AccountantRs. 10300-34800+3800GP with an initial start of Rs. 14100/-PM plus 150% hike in GP to the contract appointee
LibrarianRs. 10300-34800+3200GP
Accountanti) Rs. 10300-34800+3800GP. ii) Emoluments for Contract Employees Rs. 14100/-.
Junior Accountanti) Rs. 5910-20200+2800 GP. ii) Emoluments for Contract Employees Rs. 8710/-.
Mining InspectorRs. 5910-20200+2800 GP
Pharmacist (Allopathy)Rs. 5910-20200+3000GP
Boiler OperatorRs. 5910-20200+2400 GP
Medical Social WorkerRs. 10300-34800+3800GP


Candidates are advised to have a look at the HPPSC Exam Previous Years’ Paper to get a more accurate idea about the type of questions that are asked in the exam. Also, the candidates must attend mock tests from time to time to get used to the exam pattern. For more information, candidates are advised to visit the official website.

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