Haryana Public Service Commission is all set to conduct the Preliminary Examination for Haryana Civil Services. The examination for these posts will conducted in February 2024. As per the official notification published by the Public Service Commission of Haryana, the HCS preliminary examination is scheduled for 11 February 2024.
The examination will be organized at various examination centres allotted by the Commission. The examination venue and exam timing will be specified in the HPSC HCS Admit Card which is released nearly 7 days prior to the written test. The candidates can check all these details through their Admit Card. Although the aspirants are not permitted to request for the change of examination centre.
The candidates can visit the official portal of HPSC to grab their hall tickets. The aspirants have to log in with their registration number and password details in order to download the HPSC HCS Admit Card. So the candidates are advised to keep their details handy while downloading it.
hpsc.gov.in HCS Prelims Exam 2024
|Haryana Public Service Commission
|Haryana Civil Services
|Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, Personality Test
|Preliminary Exam Date
|11 February 2024
|HPSC HCS Admit Card
This year, the Haryana Civil Services (HCS) Notification was released in the last week of November 2023. Through this notification, the Commission has invited the online application for 121 vacancies. The process of registration and application submission for these posts was started on 01 December and was completed by 21 December 2023.
HCS Selection Process
The selection of candidates for Haryana Civil Services will be done on the basis of various selection phases. The candidates have to qualify for each phase to get shortlisted for the available vacancies.
- Preliminary Examination: This initial stage serves as a preliminary exam. It features objective-type questions aimed at evaluating the general awareness and aptitude of the aspirants.
- Main Examination: Candidates who successfully cleared the Preliminary Examination will shortlisted for this stage. The Main Examination is extensive and descriptive, focusing on the in-depth knowledge and comprehension of various subjects.
- Personality Test/Interview: This is the final phase of the selection process. It assesses the personality traits, decision-making skills, and overall suitability of the candidates for a career in civil services. This stage is crucial in determining the candidates’ readiness for the responsibilities and challenges of a civil service role.
Exam Scheme & Paper Pattern
The HPSC HCS exam pattern is designed to assess a wide range of skills:
The preliminary examination consists of two papers, each carrying a total of 100 marks. Both papers will feature objective-type questions and will be available in both Hindi and English languages. Each paper is allotted a duration of 2 hours. For every incorrect answer, there is a penalty of 0.25 marks. Additionally, to qualify for Paper II, candidates are required to secure at least 33% marks.
|Civil Service Aptitude Test
There will be four papers in the main exam, including English, Hindi, General Studies, and an Optional Subject. A time duration of 3 hours will be given to solve this exam. The examination will be conducted for 600 marks. The questions are of conventional/essay type. The aspirants have to score a minimum of 45% marks to qualify for the next stage and a minimum of 33% marks in Hindi & English.
|English (including English Essay)
|Hindi (including Hindi Essay)
This stage is worth 75 marks and evaluates qualities like mental alertness, clear and logical exposition, judgment, leadership, and integrity. The final selection is based on the total marks obtained in the Main Written Examination and Interview, out of 675 marks.
HPSC HCS Exam Schedule
The Haryana Public Service Commission will organize the preliminary examination for Haryana Civil Services in February 2024. The examination will be conducted in the second week of February i.e. on 11 February. The examination venue and other details will be specified at the time of examination through the hall tickets.
HPSC HCS Admit Card Information
The HPSC HCS Prelims Admit Card 2024 is available for download on the official HPSC website. Candidates need to use their login credentials to access it. The admit card contains vital information such as the candidate’s name, exam date, venue, and instructions. It is crucial to verify all details on the admit card, and in case of discrepancies, candidates should contact the HPSC immediately.
How to Download HPSC HCS Admit Card 2024?
The candidates can follow the simple steps given below to download their HPSC HCS Admit Card.
- Visit the official website of HPSC i.e. hpsc.gov.in.
- Look for the link to the HPSC HCS Admit Card 2024.
- Click on the link and enter your login credentials.
- Your admit card will be displayed on the screen.
- Download and take a printout for future reference.