Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) has released notification for the post of Haryana Civil Services (Executive Branch), DSP, ETO, DFSC, ARCS, and many other posts. The last date to apply online is 2nd April 2020. Candidates who have applied for the HCS can download the HPSC HCS Syllabus for Preliminary Examination and Main Written Examination.
HPSC HCS Recruitment 2021
|Organization||Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC)|
|Notification Date||26 February 2021|
|Post Name||HCS (Ex. Br), DSP, ETO, DFSC, ARCS, etc.|
|Commencement of online registration of application||03 March 2021|
|Closing date of online submission of Application||02 April 2021|
|Mode of Apply||Online|
|Mode of Selection||Prelims, Mains, Interview|
|Preliminary Examination Date||May / June 2021|
|Main Written Examination Date||August 2021|
|Personality Test/ Viva- Voce||To be announced later|
HPSC HCS Scheme of Examination
HCS (Ex. Br.) & Other Allied Services Examination will consist of 3 successive stages. Check the plan for the conduct of the prelims, mains.
Preliminary Exam (for screening only)
- Both the Question papers shall be of objective type (multiple choices) questions
- Question papers shall be set bilingual i.e., in English and Hindi.
- For each wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
- Civil Services Aptitude Test shall be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
- And, the result of the preliminary examination shall be based on the marks obtained in Paper – I only.
|Subject||Maximum Marks||Duration of Exam|
|Paper – I General Studies||100||2 hours|
|Paper-II Civil Services Aptitude Test||100||2 hours|
The candidates shall write their answers in Hindi or English except in language or literature papers.
For attending the Interview, candidates should obtain at least 45% marks in the aggregate of all written papers and a score of a minimum of 33% marks each in Hindi (including Hindi Essay) in Devanagari script and English (including English essay) papers (compulsory papers).
|Subject||Maximum Marks||Duration of Exam|
|Paper – I: English (including English Essay)||100||3 hours|
|Paper-II: Hindi (including Hindi Essay) (in Devanagari Script)||100||3 hours|
|Paper – III: General Studies||200||3 hours|
|Paper – IV: One optional subject||200||3 hours|
Optional Subjects with Code No
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science 02
Civil Engineering 06
|Commerce and Accountancy 07
Electrical Engineering 09
English Literature 10
|Hindi Literature (in Devnagri Script) 13
Indian History 14
Mechanical Engineering 18
|Medical Science 19
Political Science and International Relations 22
Public Administration 24
|Punjabi Literature 25
Sanskrit Literature 28
Personality Test / Viva-voce – 75 Marks
HPSC HCS Syllabus 2021
- General Science
- Current events of national and international importance
- History of India and Indian National Movement
- Indian and World Geography
- Indian Culture, Indian Polity, and Indian Economy
- General Mental Ability
- Haryana-Economy and people. Social, economic, and cultural institutions and language of Haryana
Civil Services Aptitude Test
- Interpersonal skills including communication skills
- Logical reasoning and analytical ability
- Decision making and problem-solving
- General mental ability
- Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, order of magnitude, etc.-Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc. – Class X-level).
Main Written Examination
HPSC HCS Syllabus Compulsory Subjects
English and English Essay
The aim of the paper is to test the candidate‘s ability to read and understand serious discursive prose, and to express his ideas: clearly and correctly in English.
- Precis Writing
- Comprehension of given passages
- Usage and Vocabulary
- General Grammar/Composition
- Essay- Candidates will be required to write an essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given.
Hindi and Hindi Essay (in Devanagari script)
- Translation of an English passage into Hindi
- Letter/Precis writing
- Explanation of Hindi passage (prose and poetry) in the same language
- Composition (idioms, correction, etc.)
- Essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given
- History of Modern India and Indian Culture
The History of Modern India will cover the history of the country from about the middle of the nineteenth century and would also include questions on important personalities who shaped the freedom movement and social reforms. The part relating to Indian Culture‘will cover all aspects of Indian culture from ancient to modern times.
- Geography of India- In this part, questions will on the physical, economic and social geography of India.
- Indian Polity– This part will include questions on the Constitution of India, Political system, and related matters.
- Current National issues and topics of social relevance.
This part is intended to test the candidate‘s awareness of current national issues and topics of social relevance in present-day India, such as the following: Demography and Human Resources and related issues. Behavioral and social issues and social welfare problems, such as child labour, gender equality, adult literacy, rehabilitation of the handicapped and other deprived segments of the society, drug abuse, public health, etc. Law enforcement issues, human rights, corruption in public life, communal harmony, etc. Internal Security and related issues. Environmental issues, ecological preservation, conservation of natural resources, and national heritage. The role of national institutions, their relevance, and the need for change
- India and the World
This part is intended to test the candidate‘s awareness of India‘s relationship with the world in various spheres, such as the following: – Foreign Affairs External Security and related matters. Nuclear Policy. Indian abroad.
- Indian Economy
In this part, questions will be on the planning and economic development in India, economic and trade issues foreign trade, the role and functions of I.M.F. world Bank, W.T.O., etc.
- International Affairs and Institutions- This part will include questions on important events in world affairs and on international institutions.
- Developments in the field of science and technology, communications, and space. In this part, questions will test the candidate‘s awareness of the developments in the field of science and technology, communications and space, and also basic ideas computers.
- Statistical analysis, graphs, and diagrams
This part will include exercises to test the candidate‘s ability to draw common-sense conclusions from information presented in a statistical, graphical, or diagrammatical form and to point out deficiencies, limitations, or inconsistencies therein.