HPPSC Exam Pattern 2014 Details of Paper Pattern and Selection Criteria
The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) conducts the state civil services examination every year for all the eligible candidates through three stage exam which includes – Screening Test, Main Exam and Interview respectively. The candidates should qualify in all the exams as stated above to be selected under different administrative posts in the state government of Himachal Pradesh and the aiding offices of the state administrative machinery. The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) invites applications for the HP Administrative Combined Competitive Examination every year in the month of January/ February respectively.
Cadres of Services under HPAS Combined Competitive Examination:
1. Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services
2. Himachal Pradesh Police Services
4. Excise & Taxation Officer
5. Block Development Officer
6. District Panchayat Officer
7. Manager, District Industries Centre
8. District Welfare-cum-Probation Officers
9. Assitant, Registrar Co-operative Societies
10. District Employment Officer
11. District Treasury Officer
12. District Food and Civil Supplies Controller and
13. Assistant Controller, Weights and Measures respectively
There will be three stages in the HP administrative Services Combined Competitive Exam namely:
1. Preliminary Exam
2. Main Exam and
3. Viva-Voce respectively
1. Preliminary Examination:
There will be two papers of objective type in the Preliminary Examination. The questions will be based on Multiple Choice Answers on the following topics:
Paper I: General Studies (200 Marks) – 100 Questions
Paper II: Aptitude Test (200 Marks) – 100 Questions
Syllabus of Study for Preliminary Examination:
Paper I: General Studies
History; Geography; Current Affairs of National and International Importance; Art & Culture; Socio-Economic Development of Himachal Pradesh; Environmental Issues relating to Bio Diversity and Climate Change; Indian Polity and Governance and General Science
Paper II: Aptitude Test
LR and Analytical Ability; Decision Making and Problem Solving; General Mental Ability; Interpersonal Skills; Basic Numeracy; Comprehension Based Questions; Data Sufficiency and Data Interpretation of Class 10th level
2. Main Examination:
The candidates who qualify in the Preliminary Exam can appear in the Main Exam which will be about 20 times of the total number of vacancies. The candidates will not be issued separate call letters for the Main Exam.
3. Viva Voce:
The candidates called for the Viva Voce test after the Main Exam will be done three times the total number of vacancies.
The candidates will be finally selected on the basis of their combined marks obtained in the Main Exam and Viva Voce. The marks of the Preliminary Exam will not be counted for the short listing candidates in the final merit list.
For more details on the Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services Combined Competitive Examination 2014, the candidates should check the official website links as given below.