HPSC HCS 2020 - Exam Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus & Pattern, Result
HPSC HCS 2020 - The Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) conducts the Haryana Civil Service (HCS) exam to recruit candidates for various Class 1 Gazetted posts like Deputy Superintendent of Police, Excise and Taxation Officer District Food and Supplies Controller etc posts in the state of Haryana. The HPSC HCS exam is considered one of the prestigious and toughest exams in India. In this article, candidates can check all the details related to the HPSC HCS exam. Under the HPSC HCS, there are various posts on which the vacancies are released like - Haryana Civil Service (Executive Branch), Deputy Superintendent of Police (D.S.P.) Excise and Taxation Officer, District Food and Supplies Controller, ‘A’ Class Tehsildar, Assistant Registrar Cooperative Societies etc. The exam is conducted in three stages - Preliminary stage, Mains stage and Personality Test/Interview.
HPSC HCS 2020 Overview
HPSC HCS Exam
(Haryana Public Service Commission Haryana Civil Services Exam)
Exam Conducting Body
HPSC (Haryana Public Service Commission)
Stage of Exam
3 Stages -
Mode of Exam
English and Hindi (Devanagari Lipi)
Class 1 Gazetted
HPSC Contact Details
Haryana Public Service Commission
Bays 1-10, Block – B, Sector – 4, Panchkula - 134112 HARYANA
Phone: 0172 – 2560755 (Enquiry)
From the following table, candidates can check the important dates related to the HPSC HCS 2020. Candidates must check all the HPSC HCS exam dates 2020 so that they don't miss on any major events.
Important Dates of HPSC HCS 2020
HPSC HCS Notification Release
HPSC HCS Application Form Release
HPSC HCS Last Date to apply
HPSC HCS Admit Card Release
HPSC HCS Preliminary Exam Date
HPSC HCS Preliminary Exam Result
HPSC HCS Mains Exam Date
HPSC HCS Mains Exam Result
HPSC HCS Personality Test
HPSC HCS Final Result
HPSC HCS Eligibility Criteria 2020
The eligibility criteria of HPSC HCS 2020 consists of three criteria - academic qualification, age limit and physical standards. (The physical standards are for candidates applying for the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police D.S.P.) As per the eligibility criteria, candidates must graduate from any stream to apply. According to the age limit, they must fall between 21 years to 42 years. However, there is upper age relaxation given to candidates belonging from reserve categories.
HPSC HCS Application Form 2020
Candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria of HPSC HCS 2020 will be able to fill the application form. The application form will have to be filled in online mode only. While filling it, they will have to upload their personal details like Name, DOB, Parents Name, Academic Qualifications, Upload scanned documents and pay the application fee in online mode only.
HPSC HCS Admit Card 2020
The admit card of HPSC HCS 2020 will be released in online mode. Candidates who successfully fill the application form will be issued the admit card of HPSC HCS. The admit card is an important document that needs to be carried to the exam centre on the day of the exam along with a valid photo ID like Aadhar Card, PAN Card, Voter ID, Driving License etc. The admit card will have important details like candidate name, roll number, exam centre venue and address, reporting time and exam day guidelines mentioned on it.
HPSC HCS Exam Centres 2020
The HPSC HCS exam 2020 will be conducted on the exam centres of Haryana as mentioned in the information brochure. While filling the application form of HPSC HCS 2020, candidates will have to choose the exam centre of their choice. The exam centre will be mentioned in the admit card of candidates.
HPSC HCS Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2020
As per the exam pattern, the preliminary exam consists of two papers of General Studies. While the mains exam consists of 5 papers out of which 3 are compulsory while 2 are optional subjects. The HPSC HCS preliminary exam is of 200 marks and the time duration is 2 hours while the mains exam is of 3 hours per paper. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 per question in the preliminary exam. According to the syllabus, the questions in the preliminary exam will be based on topics like General Science, History of India, Polity, Indian Economic and Social, Economic and Cultural questions from the stage of Haryana. The HPSC HCS mains exam will have questions from Hindi, English and General Studies while the optional subject will have questions related to the optional subject which the candidate chooses.
HPSC HCS Question Paper 2020
The HPSC HCS question papers will be released on the official website after the recruitment process is over. The question papers are the best source of study material that candidates need in order to prepare for the exam. Candidates must download them and solve them in order to effectively practice for the HPSC HCS 2020 exam. The question paper will also help them in understanding the difficulty level of the exam and also the frequency of questions.
HPSC HCS Answer Key 2020
The HPSC HCS answer key 2020 will be released after the complete recruitment process is over. The answer key will contain all the correct answers to questions asked during the exam. By going through the answer key, candidates will be able to know their correct and incorrect responses and estimate their marks. While calculating the marks, candidates will have to follow the marking scheme of HPSC HCS 2020 as mentioned in the scheme of exam or exam pattern.
HPSC HCS 2020 Result
The HPSC HCS 2020 result will be declared in online mode after each stage of the exam is conducted. The HPSC HCS result will contain the roll number of all qualified candidates and will also have the cut off marks. Candidates qualifying in the preliminary exam as per the result will be able to appear for the Mains exam and subsequent stages.
The cutoff is the minimum required marks that candidates need to score in order to qualify the exam. Candidates will have to score equal to or more than the prescribed cut off marks to qualify. The HPSC HCS 2020 cut off will be calculated based on various factors like - number of vacancies released, number of applications received and difficulty level of exam.
HPSC HCS Salary 2020
The HPSC HCS salary is the remuneration that is given to shortlisted candidates post their recruitment in exchange of their services. As per the HPSC HCS salary, the Haryana Civil Service officer gets a salary of 39,100 - 56,100 with Grade Pay of Rs. 5400, that of a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) is Rs. 39100-56100 with Grade Pay of Rs. 5400. The salary is apart from the allowance like TA, DA, HRA and others.
HPSC HCS Selection Process 2020
As per the selection process of the Haryana Public Service Commission, the Haryana Civil Services exam is conducted in three stages. Appearing and qualifying in all these three stages is mandatory for candidates in order to get recruited. The first stage which is also known as the screening test is the preliminary exam, candidates who successfully apply for the exam will first have to appear for preliminary stage. After qualifying the preliminary stage they will have to appear for the mains followed by the personality test.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - HPSC HCS 2020 - Exam Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus & Pattern, Result
Question: What is HPSC HCS?
It is the Public Service Commission exam which is conducted to recruit candidates for Class 1 Gazetted posts in the state of Haryana. These recruits come second to IAS qualified candidates.
Question: Is HPSC HCS tough?
Yes, each stage of the exam is tough but if you have the best preparation strategy, you can qualify it.
Question: How can I prepare for HPSC HCS?
You can prepare for the exam by referring to the exam pattern and syllabus and completely understanding it. Along with that you must also solve the previous year question papers and read NCERT books from class 6-12 in detail.
Question: What is the salary of HPSC HCS?
Haryana Civil Service officer salary is 39,100 - 56,100 with Grade Pay of Rs. 5400, and of Deputy Superintendent of Police it is Rs. 39100-56100 with Grade Pay of Rs. 5400.
Question: How many vacancies are released for HPSC HCS?
As of now the notification hasn’t been released. But going by previous year trends it is expected to be 160-180 approximately.