HPSC 2021(Haryana Public Service Commission) - Important Dates, Application Process, Admit card, eligibility, Vacancy, Salary

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Apr 5, 2021

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Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) is responsible for taking the Haryana Civil Service (HCS) exam. The exams are taken to appoint candidates for different state government services. As per the official announcement made by the Haryana Government, the HPSC HCS exam pattern has been changed with immediate effect. According to the new rules, HPSC HCS Prelims CSAT paper (Paper-II) has been made qualifying in nature and thus the score obtained in it will not be considered for the prelims result. The candidates have to get a minimum of 33% marks to clear the CSAT paper. From this year onwards, the HPSC HCS 2020 prelims exam will be taken based on the revised exam pattern.

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Latest Updates:

  • April 05, 2021: HPPSC (Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission) Exam Calendar 2021 has been released. Get the Calendar Here
  • March 4, 2021- HPSC HCS 2021 notification has been released. Read more
  • February 20, 2021- 534 vacancies for HSSC PGT has been released. Read more

HPSC 2021 Exam Highlights

HPCS Exam 2020 Details
Exam Name Haryana Civil Services - HCS
Conducting Body Haryana Public Service Commission
Mode of the examination Online (Prelims), Offline (Mains)
Exam Frequency once a year
Eligibility Criteria Graduate degree required
Language of the exam English & Hindi
Exam Stages Prelims + Mains + Interview / Personality Test
Exam Language English and Hindi
Exam Helpdesk 0172 – 2560755
Official website

HCS exam is taken to appoint right candidates for the following posts:

  • Haryana Civil Service (Executive Branch)
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police(D.S.P.)
  • Assistant Excise & Taxation Officer
  • Excise and Taxation Officer
  • District Food and Supplies Controller
  • ‘A’ Class Tehsildar
  • Assistant Registrar Cooperative Societies
  • Block Development & Panchayat Officer
  • Traffic Manager
  • District Food & Supplies Officer
  • Assistant Employment Officer

HCS exams are conducted once in a year but the exams for this year are not conducted till now, due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

HPSC Eligibility

HPSC HCS Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the HCS exam is based on three parameters including age limit, educational qualification, and physical standards.

Educational Qualifications Required for HCS

  • A candidate applying for this exam must have completed his/her graduation in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • Also, the candidates in the final year of their graduation degree course are eligible to apply for the exam but the date of the final year mark sheet or score sheet must be before the closing date of HCS.
  • The degree certificate/ mark sheet should be provided to the candidates before the HCS closing date.
  • Post announcement of the exam, candidates get 30 days to complete HCS application.

HPSC Age Limit

  • Minimum Age- 21 Years
  • Maximum Age - 42 years

Age for the post of DSP

  • Minimum Age- 21 years
  • Maximum Age- 27 years

The higher age limit for the individuals belonging to unreserved category is 42 years (excluding for DSP posts). While the minimum age required to appear for the exam is 21 years. The age of the candidate will be counted from January 1 of the exam year. There is further some relaxation in the upper age limit for the candidates belonging to reserved categories:

Category Age relaxation (Upper Age) Maximum Age limit
Backward classes A and B of (only Haryana ) 5 years 47 years
Candidates belonging to SC/ST Category 5 years 47 years
Females candidates unmarried (it includes divorced and separated females) 3 years 45 years
PH and PwD of Haryana 10 years 50 years
PH and PwD category (belonging to SC/ST category) 15 years 55 years

Age Limit required and Physical Standards for D.S.P post

To apply for the post of Haryana D.S.P, the candidates must be at least 21 years old while the upper age limit for the candidates belonging to the unreserved category is 27 years.

Category  Height Chest 
Male 5’7”(170.18 cm)  33”
Female 5’2”(157.50 cm) N/A

Male candidates are supposed to have a Chest with Expansion not lower than 34.5” (87.63 cm) while this requirement does not exist for the female candidates.

HPSC Important Dates

HPSC HCS 2020-21- Important Dates

Event Dates
Haryana Civil Services Notification February 26, 2021
Haryana Civil Services online application end date March 2, 2021-April 2, 2021
HCS prelims exam to be notified

These are just the tentative HCS exam dates for 2020-21, the final dates will be mentioned only after they get announced by the official authorities.

HPSC Vacancy

HCS Vacancy 2020-21

A total of 166 vacancies are announced by the government including:

Post Name Vacancies
HCS (Ex. Br.) 48
D.S.P. 07
E. T. O. 11
A' Class Tehsildar 18
Asstt. Excise & Taxation Officer 44
Others 56
Total 166

HPSC 2020 Salary

Post Name Salary
Haryana Civil Service (Executive Branch) INR 39100;
Grade Pay-5400
Deputy superintendent of police INR 9300-34800; Grade Pay-5400
Assistant Registrar Co-operative Societies INR 9300-34800 plus INR 4600/- G.P. (unrevised)
Others INR 44,900/-

HSC 2020- Post-wise vacancy

State government of Haryana announces opening of a few vacant posts in 2020. The list of those posts in addition to their pay scale and number of seats available is mentioned below:

  • Haryana Civil Service– Total number of vacant posts include 30 (basic pay scale varies from INR 15600- INR 39100).
  • District Food and Supplies Officer – Total vacant posts are 3 (basics pay scale of INR 9300- INR 34800)
  • Assistant Employment Officer – Total seats 2. Basic pay scale varies from INR 9300 to INR 4600.
  • Excise & Taxation Officer – Total number of vacant post is 1 with a pay scale of Rs.9300/- to Rs.34800/-
  • Block Development & Panchayat Officer. – Total number of vacant posts 12 (basis pay scale INR 9300- INR 34800)
  • Assistance Assistant Registrar Co-operative Societies – Total vacant post (1). Basis salary is INR 9300- INR 34800.
  • Traffic Manager – Total 3 vacant posts, starting basic salary is INR 9300- INR.34800.
  • Assistant Excise and Taxation Officer –1 vacant post, basic pay scale of INR 9300- INR 34800/-
  • District Food & Supplies Controller – Total vacant posts 3, basic pay scale of INR 9300- INR 34800.
HPSC Application Process

HCS 2020 Application Process

Once the notification on the application process starts is made live on the official website of the exam conducting body, candidates have to register and apply for the same. The form should be correctly filled up and submitted as there is no scope for changes after the final submission. On successful payment completion the application will be considered legitimate and complete.

How to fill the HSC 2020 Application form?

Applicants can adhere to the following procedure to apply for the HPSC 2020 exam:

  • Test-takers, first have to visit the official website to begin filling the application form.
  • On the main page look for the HPSC Application form link and tap on the same.
  • Post clicking on the same, an application window gets open.
  • After that, candidates need to register by using a valid Email ID and password.
  • Make sure that you don’t make any errors while filling the application form.
  • Candidates have to upload all the needed documents along with submitting scanned photographs and signatures.
  • Pay the application fee. Candidates can use their debit card, credit card or net banking to pay the application fees.
  • Submit the application successfully. Candidates can pen down Reference number and save it for future use.
HPSC Admit Card

HPSC Admit Card 2020-21

HCS admit card normally releases 10-15 days before the examination. Candidates appearing in these exams can easily download the HPSC Prelims admit card by visiting the official website. All the candidates who have registered for the exam successfully can easily download the admit card. Post qualifying the HPSC Prelims Exam, admit cards for HCS Mains get released by the authorities.

  • Visit the official website to download the admit card.
  • At the site, candidates need to enter your application number or registration number and date of birth.
  • After that tap on the icon showing download Admit Card.
  • On the screen, candidates can easily see the admit card icon, they need to cross-check the details before downloading the admit card.
  • If all the information presented on the admit card is true, candidates can download the same and take its print outs for future use.
  • Candidates are advised to take an extra copy for future use.

HCS 2020 Application Fees

The Haryana Civil Service is the highest exam of the state and the application fee for the HCS application is different for the different candidates.

Category Application fee
General category candidates  Rs 1000/-
Females candidates belonging to General category Female candidates belonging to General category and all reserved categories appearing from other States Rs 250/-
Male & Female candidates belonging to SC/ BC-A/ BC -B/ ESM categories of Haryana only. Rs 250/-
6. For all PwD, candidates with Disabilities category  NIL

Required documents for Application:

The documents needed while filling up the HPSC 2020 application form are mentioned below. Candidates need to produce all the documents so that they can avoid all kinds of problems while applying. The needed certificates or documents include:

  • Mark sheet of Graduation Degree
  • Graduation certificate
  • Cast certificate (SC/ST/OBC) if any
  • ID proof
  • Family income certificate
  • Age proof
  • Passport size colored photograph
HPSC Exam Pattern

HPSC 2021 Exam pattern

Understanding the exam pattern thoroughly will help to plan the preparation strategy accordingly. The candidates who are familiar with the exam pattern can have a smart preparation plan and make the most of the available time.

HCS Prelims Exam

First exam, HCS Prelims exam is an objective type question paper and candidates appearing for the prelims have to appear for two papers. The first paper is of General Studies I while the second is the CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test). Both papers hold weightage of 100 marks and 100 objective type questions are asked.

The maximum time allotted for each paper is two hours. For each incorrect answer, one fourth mark will be deducted. From this year onwards, the HPSC HCS prelims exam will have two papers, but the HPSC HCS result will be prepared based on the marks obtained in General Studies Paper I only. The candidates must qualify CSAT paper II.

HCS Main Exam

After the prelims exam, candidates have to appear for the HCS Main exam. This exam includes 5 compulsory conventional essay type question papers; the name of each paper, total marks and time allotted to each paper is disused below.

Subject Name Marks Allotted Time allotted
English and English Essay 100 marks 3 Hours
Hindi Including Hindi Essay written in Devnagri Script 100 marks 3 Hours
General Studies 100 marks 3 Hours
Optional Subject 1 150 marks 3 hours
Optional Subject 2 150 marks 3 hours
Total 600 marks -

HCS Personality Test

This is the last stage based on which candidates will be selected for the several posts. HCS personality test holds a weightage of 75 marks. Each year, shortlisted candidates have to appear for the HCS interviews at the commission's premises located in Panchkula.

The final merit list of the shortlisted candidates for HCS exam is prepared based on the total marks of 675. The candidates need to get a good score in the HCS main written and interview as marks obtained in HCS prelims will not be considered while preparing the final merit list.

HPSC Syllabus

HPSC 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus for HSC is quite big and hence, the preparation should be started at the earliest. The prelims is a qualifying exam which means, you should be thorough with the preparation in order to get selected for mains. This is possible when you understand the syllabus thoroughly.

HPSC 2021 Preliminary Exam Syllabus

It consists of two papers i.e. General Studies & General Aptitude.

General Studies Paper

  • General Science.
  • Latest events of national and foreign importance.
  • Indian History and National Movement in the country.
  • Indian and World Geography.
  • Culture of India, Polity and Economy of the country.
  • General Mental Ability.
  • Haryana–its Economy, and people.

General Aptitude Paper- Paper 2

  • Comprehension
  • Communication skills
  • Logical reasoning
  • Analytical ability
  • Problem-solving skis
  • General mental ability
  • Numbers and their relations
  • Data interpretation (including charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc.)

Syllabus for HCS Compulsory Subjects Paper 2

  1. English and English Essay:

Questions in English are designed to test a candidate's abilities to understand and write good English. English papers include précis writing expansion, tests in vocabulary and any other form of composition that may be suitable.

  1. Hindi and Hindi Essay (in Devnagri Script):

Translation of an English passage into Hindi.

Explanation of Hindi passage into prose & poetry in the same language.

Composition (idioms, corrections etc.)

  1. General Knowledge

This paper is designed to judge the candidate's knowledge and awareness related to current events. This section includes papers from historical, geographical and economic importance, with special reference to Haryana.

  1. Viva-Voce:

The Viva-voce section is included to test the personal qualities of the test-takers. This test is included to test the candidates’ awareness, intelligence, and general outlook. Importance will also be paid towards the physical appearance of the candidate. Vice Voce will be taken in Hindi or in English based upon the option selected by the candidates.

HPSC 2021: Previous years’ Cut off trends

The following table is the cut-off marks for HCS 2019:

Category Cut off
General category candidates  130.32
BCB 129.35
BCA 115.18
SC 105.19
Ex-Serviceman-General 104.83
Ex-Serviceman-SC 72.07
Ex-Serviceman-BCA 87.63
HPSC Result

HPSC 2021 Result

The results of the qualifying candidates get released by the Haryana Public Service Commission after the completion of all the three stages including Prelims, Main and Interview.

How to check Results

Haryana authorities officially announce results of the exam after every stage including prelims, mains, and personality test. The shortlisted candidates get selected for the next level examination. The issue date of the HPSC 2020 result will be announced once all the exams get over. The results will be made available on the official website of HPSC and the candidates who appeared in these exams can check out the results adhering to the following steps –

  • is the official website, which needs to be visited first.
  • After that click on the result section mentioned on the website to check the results.
  • After that HPSC HCS Result will appear on the screen, you need to click on the same.
  • After that, a pdf will appear in front of the screen. The candidates can search for the roll number to get the result.

How to prepare for the HPSC HCS Exam 2020-21?

While preparing for the HPSC HCS examination, one needs to be dedicated and passionate about his/her preparation. Candidates must complete the entire syllabus in an exhaustive manner, refer to the last year question papers, take more mock tests as it helps them better understand the exam pattern.

Haryana Combined State Civil/Upper Services is one of the most rewarded services that offer numerous job opportunities to the deserving candidates. Haryana PSC is a combined competitive exam which is also referred to as Haryana Civil Services (HCS) exam. Each year, the Haryana government takes the Haryana PCS exam to appoint candidates for several posts including Deputy Collector, District Minority Welfare Officer, DSP, and Jail superintendent, etc.



Ques. Which style of questions are asked in the HPSC exam question paper?

Ans. The prelims examination of HPSC includes objective type questions or MCQs while in the Mains, essay or descriptive type questions will be asked. The interview round will be viva-voce.

Ques. Which is the official website for HPSC?

Ans. The official website of HPSC is

Ques. Is there any need to submit the application form to the HPSC Office?

Ans. No, there is no requirement to post the online application form or any document/certificate at eth official website.

Ques. How many subjects do I need to prepare to write the Mains examination?

Ans. The main compromise of five subjects namely General subjects, English, Hindi and two optional subjects, which can be selected from the optional subject list.

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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


siddharth bhardwaj
Can a delhihite give this exam??
abdul nazir

Hi Siddharth, Yes Delhi based candidates are eligible to apply on condition that they have a valid Bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognised board. There are other criterias of physical standards, nationality and age that also needs to be followed for eligibility. Get more details at HPSC recruitment.

sachche singh
HSC notification kb aaega
arvind kumar

Hi Sachche, Greetings. HPSC is responsible for taking the Haryana Civil Service (HCS) exam. The notification will be soon released by the authorities. For more details visit: HPSC EXAM

surabhi s
How many attempts can a person make for the HPSC exam?
kavita rani

Hi Surabhi. Total attempts given to general candidates is three, however ex-servicemen category candidates are allowed to give more than three attempts as well. For more details, refer here.