The notification for Himachal Pradesh Administrative Service Combined Competitive Exam (HPAS CCE) has been released by Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) on January 21, 2020 for a total of 26 vacancies. Candidates can fill HPAS 2020 application form from January 21 to February 10. HPPSC HPAS is conducted in three stages - preliminary examination followed by mains and interview for various posts in various Departments of Himachal Pradesh Government. Exam conducting authorities will conduct HPAS 2020 prelims exam on April 26 in offline mode. 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 the 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/ interview.
Upcoming Dates and Events
21 Jan, 2020 - 10 Feb, 2020
Application | Mode: Online Ongoing
Past Dates and Events
21 Jan, 2020
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26 Apr, 2020
Exam | Mode: Offline
18 Jun, 2020 (Tentative)
Result | Mode: Online
HPAS CCE Eligibility Criteria
21 to 35 years of age as on January 1, 2020, with a relaxation of five years for candidates belonging to reserved categories.
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.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
The application form for HPAS preliminary examination is 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 the required details and upload documents, make fee payment as per their category. The fee payment can be done by both online and offline mode.
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.
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:
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.
The selection process of HPAS will consist of three successive stages:
Main Written Examination
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.
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.
HAS exam is for various posts under HPPCS.
So , following are the eligibility criteria:-
1. Can you do it must be a citizen of India
2. Candidate's age should be from 21 years to 35 years
3. Candidates who are familiar with Himachal Pradesh dialect , customs , environment and traditions will be preferred over those who don't.
So even if you are from Punjab and not from Himachal Pradesh will not matter much.
But it will be like icing on cake if you would know about Himachal Pradesh's customs , traditions and dialects.
Best Of Luck!!!!
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