HPSC Exam 2022: Latest News, Date, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

December 1, 2022

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About HPSC Exam

Public Service Commissions are among the most important government institutions. Moreover, They work at the federal and state levels. Public Service Commissions have long histories of good service. However, The origins of this institution are linked with the history of Indian nationalism. However, The Montagu-Chelmsford Report agreed with the Indianization of the civil services at first. Besides, The Government of India Act, 1919 included a provision for it. Sir Ross Barker was appointed Chairman of the Public Service Commission of India on October 1, 1926. Besides, All of the State Public Service Commissions were formed after independence. However, The Re-Organization Act for Punjab, 1966 (No. 31 of 1966) created the state of Haryana. Moreover, This took effect on November 1, 1966. Moreover, The Haryana PSC, Haryana Public Service Commission was formed on November 1st 1966.

The Haryana PSC (Haryana Public Service Commission) is a vital constitutional body that UPSC governs. Moreover, The Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) was formed on November 1, 1966. However, The HQ of HPSC is situated in  Panchkula. The current Chairman of HPSC is  Sh. Alok Verma. HPSC recruits officers for administration and other posts. Besides, HPSC also deals with the transfer and distribution of tasks. HPSC’s primary duty is to select suitable candidates to run administrations for various divisions. Moreover, HPSC works to maintain the legal functioning of state undertakings too. Moreover, HPSC also handles the exchange and distribution of duties.

TypeUnder the authority of the government of Haryana
Parent bodyUPSC
LocationPanchkula (Haryana)
ChairmanSh. Alok Verma
PurposeRecruitment of officers for different administrative services of the state

HPSC HCS 2022 Highlights

Following are all the important details of HPSC HCS 2022 tabulated for the candidates to refer to. HPSC Highlights  

Exam NameHaryana Civil Services – HCS
Conducting BodyHaryana Public Service Commission
Geographical Scope of ExamState-level – Haryana
Exam FrequencyOnce in a year
Exam ModeOffline
Exam StagesPrelims Mains Interview
Exam LanguageEnglish and Hindi
Exam Helpdesk0172 – 2560755
Official websiteWebsite Link

HCS New Updates

  • Negative marking has been introduced in the HCS Prelims exam. For each wrong answer, 1/4th i.e. 0.25 marks will be deducted.
  • HPSC HCS Prelims CSAT paper has been made qualifying in nature. Hence, the score obtained in CSAT will not be considered for the prelims HPSC HCS result.

HPSC Exam Dates 2022

Go through the following table to know more about the important dates related to the HPSC HCS exam:

EventDates (Tentative)
Haryana Civil Services NotificationFebruary 2022
Haryana Civil Services online application commencement dateMarch 2022
Haryana Civil Services online application end dateApril 2022
HCS exam admit card releaseAugust 2022
HCS prelims examSeptember 2022
HCS prelims resultSeptember 2022
HCS main examDecember 2022
HCS main exam resultJanuary 2023
HCS InterviewFebruary 2023
HCS ResultApril 2022 (Tentative)

Exam Phases

Phases of Examination

The HCS exam is conducted in three phases and it’s compulsory to clear each phase to appear in the next phase. The HCS exam stages as given below.

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Main Exam
  • Personality Test

HCS Prelims 2022

HCS Prelims 2022 exam will be conducted on September 12, 2022. HCS Prelims exam is MCQ based i.e. an objective type question paper.

  • The first one is General Studies and the second is the CSAT.
  • Both the papers carry 100 questions of 100 marks.
  • Each paper is allotted two hours duration.

Haryana PSC Notification Regarding Various  Posts

Advertisement to fill 75 sports quota posts for MTS under Haryana Postal circleAugust 2022 (Tentative)
In addition, Revised Answer key for HSSC clerk 2019 ReleasedAugust 2022 (Tentative)
Recruitment of HSSC  Accounts clerk 2021 – Application window is reopened for various postsAugust 2022 (Tentative)

Note: Applicants should visit the official Website of Haryana PSC for any new updates. However, In case of any other information regarding exams, call Exam Help desk-0172 – 2560755.

Haryana PSC Exam Date

The Haryana Public Service Commission’s HPSC HCS exam is the state’s most sought test (Haryana PSC). Moreover, The Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) holds the Haryana Civil Services (Exe.) branch exam every year. However, The exam helps select candidates for the state civil service and related services. Besides, The Haryana Civil Service (HCS) test is held by the Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC). Moreover, It is a combined test to select candidates for various state government jobs. Besides, The HCS test is fit for the services listed below.

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

HCS  exams take place once a year. However, the exams for this year are not conducted yet. Besides, The COVID-19 epidemic affected the exam schedule for this year.

EventDates (Tentative)
Haryana Civil Services NotificationFebruary 2022
Haryana Civil Services online application commencement dateMarch 2022
Haryana Civil Services online application end dateApril 2022
HCS exam admit card releaseAugust 2022
HCS prelims examSeptember 2022
HCS prelims resultSeptember 2022
HCS main examDecember 2022
HCS main exam resultJanuary 2023
HCS InterviewFebruary 2023
HCS ResultApril 2022 (Tentative)

HPSC Application Fee

Haryana PSC conducts various exams besides HPSC-HCS. Moreover, Applicants need to pay a certain amount of the application fee for the respective exam. Besides, The Below mentioned table consists of information regarding application fee –

Category DescriptionApplication fee
General category applicants male of Haryana Moreover, Dependent Son of Ex-Serviceman of Haryana However, A male applicant of the general category and all the reserved categories of other states.INR 1000/-
Male applicants of General Category and all reserved categories of other statesINR 250/-
All Female applicants of the General category Moreover, Female Dependents of ESM of Haryana only. However, The female applicant of the general category and all the reserved categories of other states.INR 250/-
Female applicants of General category and all reserved categories of other  StatesINR 250/-
In addition, Male & Female applicants of SC/ BC-A/ BC -B/ ESM categories of Haryana only.INR 250/-
All PwD, i.e. Persons with Disabilities category applicants (with at least 40% disability) of Haryana only.NIL

Note– Besides, Candidates should have essential documents to avail themselves of the relief in application charges.

Haryana PSC Eligibility Criteria

To serve in Haryana, Authoritative Administrations applicants go through a testing process. Moreover, They are designed for conducting the exams, namely Haryana Civil Services Exam(HCS). However, This is a  significant directed by the Haryana PSC.  The qualification for this test is as per the following.

Educational Qualifications

A candidate for this exam must have graduated from a recognized university with a bachelor’s degree in any field. However, Applicants in their last year of a bachelor’s degree program can apply for the test. Besides, the final year mark sheet or score sheet must be submitted before the HCS deadline.

Besides this, applicants should get their degree certificate/mark sheet before the HCS deadline. However, Candidates have 30 days after the exam announcement to complete their HCS application.


The candidate must be a native of India to apply for HPSC.

Age Limit

The age of candidates should not be less than 21 years. However, the upper age limit for Haryana PSC applicants is 42 years. Moreover, On January 1st of the year in which they are applying for the post.

Age Limit for the Post of DSP

Minimum age limit21 years
Maximum age limit27 years

Age Relaxation

Haryana PSC provides age relaxation for the upper age limit for selected categories. However, The information regarding age relaxation is enlisted below-

CategoryAge Relaxation (Years)Maximum Age(Years)
Applicants from Backward classes A and B of (only Haryana)5 Years47 Years
Candidates belonging to SC/ST Category5 Years47 Years
Female  Applicants unmarried (it includes divorced and separated females)3 Years45 Years
PH and PwD of Haryana10 Years50 Years
Applicants from PH and PwD category (belonging to SC/ST category)15 Years55 Years

Note: Moreover, Candidates need to have original documents regarding the age relaxation for verification.

Guideline for the Physical Fitness  for the Post of DSP

Male Applicants5’7”(170.18 cm)33”
Female Applicants5’2”(157.50 cm)N/A

Haryana PSC Vacancies

Haryana PSC releases notifications for various posts every year on the official Website. Moreover, Eligible candidates are selected based on their performance in the different selection procedures.

Recent vacancies for 2021 are as follows:

PostNumber of Vacancies
HCS (Ex. Br.)48
Tehsildar (Class A)18
E. T. O.11
Asst. Excise & Taxation Officer44

Haryana PSC Salary

The salary structure of Haryana PSC consists of- Grade pay, basic pay, and 28% dearness allowances.

Moreover, The recent information of salary for various posts is enlisted below-

Post namePay ScaleGrade PayBasic PayTotal Salary per month (Approx.) @ 28% DAIn-Hand Salary per month (Approx)
Officer in HCS Executive Branch15600-3910054005610077000-8300066000-72000
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP9300-3480054005310071000-7600063000-68000
District Food & Supplies Controller9300-3480046004490062000-6600054000-58000
Excise & Taxation Officer9300-3480054005310071000-7600063000-68000
Tehsildar (Class A)9300-3480046004490062000-6600054000-58000
Assistant Excise & Taxation Officer (AETO9300-3480046004490062000-6600054000-58000
Assistant Registrar Cooperative Societies (ARCS)9300-3480046004490062000-6600054000-58000
Block Development and Panchayat  Officer (BDPO)9300-3480046004490062000-6600054000-58000
District Food & Supplies Officer (DFSO)9300-3480046004490062000-6600054000-58000
Traffic Manager (TM9300-3480046004490062000-6600054000-58000
Assistant Employment Officer (AEO)9300-3480046004490062000-6600054000-58000
Others  INR 44,900/-

The salary increment occurs as per the revision in pay commission.

Aside from generous pay, Haryana PSC officers are entitled to several benefits and allowances:

  • Inflation-adjusted Dearness Allowance of 65 per cent
  • Allowance for Travel
  • Accommodation
  • Medical Services
  • Bills for electricity and water
  • Services for Free Phones
  • Take a Study Break
  • Household Assistants and Security

Besides this generous pay, HPSC officers are entitled to several benefits and allowances:

  • Allowance for Travel
  • Accommodation
  • Medical Services
  • Bills for electricity and water
  • Services for Free Phones
  • Take a Study Break
  • Household Assistants and Security

Haryana PSC Syllabus

The syllabus consists of General studies like history, polity, the geography of India. In addition to this, the culture of India and the economy of India.  Aptitude, reasoning as well as language proficiency, writing and translation skills. The detailed study of optional subjects is part of the syllabus. The syllabus is designed to check the mental ability of candidates and their problem assessment skills. In addition to the well-defined syllabus for Prelims and mains examination, there is a section for essay writing.  The topics for this test mainly focused on scientific, social, economic, Anthropological issues. Vivid knowledge of state affairs is part of the syllabus.

Haryana PSC Exam Pattern

The exam for HCS (Haryana Civil Services) comprises three major parts. However, The Preliminary Examination, Mains Examination, and finally, the personal interview round. Moreover, The first two are written exams. Moreover, The written exams are based on a well-defined syllabus framed by Haryana PSC. Finally, The last one is the personality assessment test which is a type of oral exam.  However, The candidates are filtered in prelims and appear for the mains exam afterward. Moreover, the interview also takes place. The final merit is decided based on the performance in all the exams. However, Successful completion of this process is essential to avail the post of the administrative officer.

The selection procedure has three steps-

Prelims test

To test general awareness and analytical as well as reasoning aptitude of the candidates

Mains Test

This exam is designed to assess students’ language fluency, reading and writing skills. The subjective knowledge of applicants is also checked. The mains exam has an essay writing exam as well. Moreover, The essay writing exam is structured to test the ability to write a well-thought-out piece of writing. However, The ability to communicate logically and knowledge of the chosen topic is checked.


The HPAS Viva-voce is the exam’s final stage. Applicants who pass the HPAS mains exam are invited to an interview. However, The discussion will occur in the Panchkula office of the Haryana PSC. The interviewers may ask you questions regarding current events of national and international relevance. Besides, it shows your socioeconomic and political understanding of the state of Haryana. The aspiring applicant must be well-versed in the following topics-

The ambitious candidate must be well-versed in the state’s regional customs and culture. Candidates will also be evaluated on soft skills such as leadership traits, communication skills, mental agility, and critical thinking.

Haryana PSC Admit Card

Candidates who applied for the HCS exam 2021 will receive their admit cards shortly.  The test will take place on September 12, 2021. However, The exam will be held in two sessions. The first shift runs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Besides, The second shift will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Applicants should obtain their admit card as soon as possible. HPSC releases admit cards for preliminary and mains tests separately. The link to download the admit card is available on the official Website of HPSC. Applicants will have to provide a valid registration ID and password in order to download the Admit card.

Haryana PSC Result

The Haryana Public Service Commission announces the results of the qualified applicants. The result will be out once the examination process is done. However, The results of the three phases, i.e. Preliminary, Main, and Interview, will be declared separately. Moreover, Applicants should visit the official Website of HPSC, where they will find the result of all the exams. The availability of results for prelims and mains exam varies. However, HPSC publishes the result as a PDF file, and it can be downloaded easily. Also, The PDF file contains information on selected candidates only.

How to Apply?

  • Firstly, The application form is available online on the official Website of HPSC.
  • Once you are on the Website, click on Apply now.
  • Secondly, The online registration link will show up.  To register on that portal, applicants will click on the new user sign up.
  • Then, Provide the required information asked there. Moreover, Click on create user tab, and you will have your user registration.
  • Moreover, The next step is to press click here to apply
  • The candidates need to provide the required details like educational qualification, address, other essential details, etc.
  • Complete the previous steps. Besides, Upload the scanned image of the signature and photograph as per the guidelines.
  • Click the complete button.
  • To complete the entire HPSC Application form fill-up process successfully, the candidates finally need to submit the fee. Moreover, Applicants can use the debit card/ credit card /net banking.

How to Apply for HPAS 2021?

The application process for the HPSC exams is online. However, Applicants should follow the below-mentioned steps for completion of the application-

Step 1 Registration

  • The application form is available online on the official Website of HPSC.
  • Firstly, Visit the official Website
  • The ‘online registration link’ will show up.
  • Then, Click on ‘new user sign up’ to register.
  • Provide the required information asked there.  Moreover, Click on the ‘create user ‘ tab, and you will have your user registration.
  • The next step is to press ‘click here to apply.
  • Finally, Here candidates need to provide the required details, e.g. educational qualification and address.
  • Other important details are as follows-
  •  Category,
  •  Nationality
  •  Personal information
  •   Exam center selection
  •  Date of birth, Gender.
  •  Father’s name or mother’s name, address, etc.

Step 2: Upload Photo and Signature

  • Firstly, Finish the registration process.
  • Then, Upload the scanned image of the signature and photograph as per the HPSC guidelines.
  • Moreover, Candidates should resize the photo and signature according to the standards set by HPSC.
  • Finally, click the complete button.

Step 3: Fee Payment

  • It is essential to submit the fee to complete the entire HPPSC Application form fill up process.
  • Use the debit card/ credit card /net banking for fee submission. Besides, Suppose candidates do not have any of the stated banking instruments. In that case, they can create an e-challan and visit Punjab National Bank for fee submission. However, The bank will generate a unique journal number for the candidate. Moreover, After filling up the payment information on the web portal, candidates can successfully submit the application fee.

Note:  Check the filled information carefully before clicking on final submission.

Besides, candidates can call the HPSC help desk  -0 172 – 2560755 (Enquiry) For any help.

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Q.1 How to apply for the post declared by HPSC?

Ans. If you are a fresh candidate, you need to register on the web portal using the NEW USER REGISTRATION link. Consequently, A unique ID and password will be generated. For further proceedings of application, candidates need to fill up the required info. Moreover, Apply for the post, finally. Once you register yourself on the portal, you will get all the essential information on the mobile number and email that you provide.

Q.2 How to check the status of my application submitted for a particular post?

Ans. The candidates are advised to refer to HPSC’s official Website. Thereafter, login into the user account. The lists of finally submitted Online applications will be there. However, Applicants can check for Application No., Roll No. Firstly. In addition to this Exam/Test Applied, Fee Details, Application Status, and  Admit Card status corresponding to the relevant posts are displayed Advertisement number wise.

Q.3 What is the procedure for paying the application fee for online recruitment?

Ans. The charge can be paid in one of two ways:

  • Firstly, Credit/Debit Card Payment: An applicant can pay the fee using any VISA/MASTER DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD issued by any Bank/Institution.
  • Secondly, Pay by e-Challan at any Punjab National Bank branch.

Q.4 What is the salary of the SDM in Haryana?

Ans. As per the recent pay commission, the estimated salary of SDM in Haryana is 15600-39100 + Rs. 5400 /- grade pay. Moreover, It makes for an in-hand wage INR 66000-72000/-.

Q.5 Can an applicant from Delhi appear in the HPSC  exam?

Ans. Yes. Applicants from Delhi can apply for HPSC exams. However, The applicant is eligible if they pass the educational age limit criteria.

Q.6 What is the role of an interview in this exam conducted by HPSC?

Ans. The applicants’ personalities are assessed during the interview. Moreover, The members of the commission ask oral questions. Besides, The candidates must respond verbally and impress the commission with their intellect.

The HCS test concludes with an interview. However, It is worth 75 points. Besides, The HCS interviews are held at the commission’s headquarters in Panchkula.

The final merit for the HCS test is calculated based on a total of 675 points. Candidates must pass the HCS major written exam as well as the interview.

Q.7 What are the primary responsibilities of HPSC?

Ans. HPSC functions under Union Public Service Commission. Moreover, HPSC works to run the administration of Haryana. However, HPSC is responsible for administering Civil Services and Competitive Examinations in the state. Moreover, HPSC  filters the qualified applicants for various civil service and departmental positions.

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