About HPAS 2019

The notification for Himachal Pradesh Administrative Service Combined Competitive Exam (HPAS CCE) Examination is released by Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC). HP PSC is conducted in three stages namely HPAS 2019 preliminary examination followed by mains and interview for various posts in various Departments of Himachal Pradesh Government. There are separate application forms for prelims and mains exam. The candidates who qualify the prelims exam will be eligible to fill the application form for mains exam. There will be two question papers for the preliminary exam, each carrying 200 marks. The final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks scored in the mains exam and viva.

Languages English
Conducting Body: Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission

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HPAS 2019 Important Dates

31 Aug, 2019 (Tentative) HPAS Prelims Exam - Admit Card | Mode: Online
15 Sep, 2019 (Tentative) HPAS Prelims Exam - Exam | Mode: Offline
20 Oct, 2019 (Tentative) HPAS Prelims Exam - Result | Mode: Online
17 Jan, 2019 - 18 Feb, 2019 HPAS Prelims Exam - Application | Mode: Online
17 Jan, 2019 Advertisement | Mode: Online

HPAS 2019 Eligibility Criteria

HPAS CCE Eligibility Criteria                                                                                                                    




Eligibility Conditions     




Indian citizen        




21 to 34 years of age as on January 1, 2018, with a relaxation of five years for candidates belonging to reserved categories.    


Educational Qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent from a recognized                 University.

  • Candidates in the final year or appearing for the exam but result is yet not released can also apply, provided they clear exam and produce the result in the stipulated time.



  • Knowledge of manners, dialects and customs of Himachal Pradesh.

  • Suitability for appointment in the peculiar conditions prevailing in the state.


HPAS 2019 Application Process

HPAS Prelims Exam Application Details

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

The application form for HPAS preliminary examination will be available online only. Candidates need to fill in the form with a valid email id and contact number. One must assure the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. The step by step instructions are given on the online portal wherein candidates are required to register, fill requisite details and upload documents, make fee payment as per their category. The fee payment can be done by both online and offline mode.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General PWD Online, Offline Female, Male, Transgender ₹ 400
SC, OBC, ST Online, Offline Female, Male, Transgender ₹ 100

HPAS Main Exam Application Details

Candidates who qualify the preliminary examination will be required to fill in the mains application form which would be available after the declaration of prelims result. The application form is to be downloaded, filled in with all the required details and sent to Commission’s office along with the requisite documents and fees before the last date as specified by them.

HPAS 2019 Exam Pattern

HPAS Prelims Exam Exam Pattern

The preliminary exam will consist of two papers carrying a maximum of 400 marks. There will be a negative marking of one-third marks for every wrong answer. The two papers are explained below:

  • Paper-I General Studies (Code No.01) – It will consist of 100 objective type questions carrying a total of 200 marks. This paper will include questions from general science, history, economics, current events related to political and environmental importance etc.
  • Paper-II Aptitude Test (Code No.02) – It will also consist of 100 objective type questions carrying a total of 200 marks. This paper will include questions based to test mental ability, interpersonal skills, decision-making skills, comprehension, English grammar skills etc.

HPAS 2019 Admit Card

The admit cards are available online three weeks prior to the commencement of the examination. It can be downloaded by entering the valid candidate’s User- ID. No admit cards will be sent by post. Moreover, no separate call letters for the main examination will be sent.

HPAS 2019 Exam Centers

HPAS Prelims Exam Exam Centers

State City
Himachal Pradesh Shimla

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit Card

HPAS 2019 Selection Process

The selection process of HPAS will consist of three successive stages:

  • Preliminary Examination

  • Main Written Examination 

  • Viva-Voce

HPAS Prelims examination

The preliminary examination comprises two objective type question papers. Candidates who qualify prelims papers will be eligible to sit for mains exam.

HPAS Mains Examination (Written)

The candidates who qualify the prelims exam would be required to fill the application form for mains exam to appear for the written exam. The total number of students called for written exam will be 20 times the total number of vacancies as mentioned.

For qualifying, the written examination one must obtain 40% marks in English and Hindi along with 45% marks in aggregate. These marks are only required as a qualifying score, they won’t be included in the final ranking.

HPAS Viva-Voce

The candidates are called for viva voice test based on their performance in the written examination. On average, the number of candidates is three times the number of vacancies.

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