HCS Exam Pattern
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HCS/Haryana Public Service Exam Pattern

The HCS/ Haryana Public Service Commission exam will be Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) comprising of the three stages.

 

Stage 1—Priliminary Examination 

(Objective Type/ Multiple Choice) for screening purpose only.

The Preliminary Exam Shall Comprise of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 200 marks as under.

Paper     Subject Maximum Marks Time Allowed
Paper 1 General Studies. 100 2 Hr.
Paper 2 One Optional subject to be selected from a list of 19 subjects set out below. 100 2 Hr
  Total 200  

 

List of  19 Optional Subjects for Preliminary Examination:

 

  1. Agriculture
  2. Animal Husbandary and Veterinary Science
  3. Botany
  4. Chemistry
  5. Civil Engineering
  6. Commerce and Accountancy
  7. Economics
  8. Electrical Engineering
  9. Geography
  10. Indian History
  11. Law
  12. Mathematics
  13. Mechanical Engineering
  14. Physics
  15. Political Science and International Relations
  16. Psychology
  17. Public Administration
  18. Sociology
  19. Zoology


 

 

 

Stage 2—-Main Examination

(Conventional Essay Type)

Candidates qualified in the Stage 1 (normally fifteen times of the vacancies advertised) are allowed to take the Main Examination.

The Main Exam Shall Comprise of five papers as given below followed by Vica Voca.

Paper Subject Marks
Paper 1 English (Including English Essay) 100
Paper 2 Hindi (including Hindi Essay) in Devnagri script 100
Paper 3 General Studies 100
Paper 4 Optional subject-1 to be selected from a list of 23 subjects as given below 150
Paper 4 Optional subject-2 to be selected from a list of 23 subjects as given below 150
  Personality Test /Interview 75
  Total 675

 

List of 23 Optional Subjects for Main Examination:

 

  1. Agriculture
  2. Animal Husbandary and Veterinary Science
  3. Botany
  4. Chemistry
  5. Civil Engineering
  6. Commerce and Accountancy
  7. Economics
  8. Electrical Engineering
  9. English Literature
  10. Geography
  11. Hindi Literature ( in Devnagri Script)
  12. Indian History
  13. Law
  14. Mathematics
  15. Mechanical Engineering
  16. Physics
  17. Political Science and International Relations
  18. Psychology
  19. Public Administration
  20. Punjabi Literature
  21. Sociology
  22. Sanskrit Literature
  23. Zoology


 

 

Important

Candidates will not be allowed to offer the following combinations of subjects: 

  • Political Science and International Relations and Public Administration
  • Agriculture and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Hindi Literature, English Literature, Sanskrit Literature and Punjabi Literature
  • Of the Engineering Subjects viz. Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering-not more than one subject.

Candidates fifteen times the number of vacancies advertised will be admitted to the Main Examination.The question paper for pre examination will be set in English Only.Candidate thrice the number of vacancies advertised will be selected for Personality Test.Candidate who qualify for the Main Exam will have to apply again on the separate application form which will be supplied by the Haryana Public Service Commision free of cost.

 

Personality Test /Interview: Candidates who are short listed in the Written Examination are required to appear for an Interview.
Important:

  1. All the papers shall be of three hours duration.
  2. The candidate shall have the option to answer the papers of General Knowledge and three optional subjects either in English or in Hindi medium but no candidate is permitted to answer any of their papers partly in Hindi and partly in English.