[Strategy] Strategy for Himachal General Studies/Himachal General Knowledge for HPPSC: Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services ( HAS/HPAS ) Examination

Himachal Pradesh General Studies / Himachal Pradesh General Knowledge


Himachal Pradesh General Studies plays a important part in the syllabus as it can consist 20 to 30 % of  marks in Prelims and also in Mains Exams so it becomes a very important section to cover.
For Himachal Pradesh General Studies there are so many books available in the market and most of them are really USELESS because these books just copy paste few important topics and ignores the most part that usually appear in the exams and these books lack the depth in the most the topics So these books are not of Good Quality. To cover this section you need very Good Study material and GOOD QUALITY books for the preparation of HIMACHAL PRADESH GENERAL STUDIES.  I have gone through many many books and have found few books really useful and IMPORTANT for HPAS/HAS and other Examinations.

Also Read :


The Books You will Buy will also come handy for other State Exams, So choose wisely and if you have older Editions of Any book then don't buy it Go for Other Best book So that you can have variety of Content.


Books I would mention are as Follows :


1. [Combo of these 4-5 very Good books is best for the Exams Like HPAS, Naib Tehsildar, CDPO-TWO Exams because for these Exams you need to study thoroughly and also need an analytical approach in writing the answers in the HPAS Mains and NT, CDPO-TWO Mains. Apart form the Mains Exam these are also useful for Prelims of HPAS, and NT, CDPO-TWO and other State exams. Due to lack of other good books and unavailability of Books these 4-5 books are highly useful and great source of knowledge with the promise of authenticity of the material and resource.]


2. The Wonderland Himachal Pradesh by Jag Mohan Balokhra H.G. Publications [Hindi/English] 


The Wonderland Himachal Pradesh by Jag Mohan Balokhra 
is the Best Book in the Business and useful for the Every exam where Himachal GK is asked, So this is a must have book in your collection. The book is cheap in cost around 350-400 Rupees.

This is New Edition consist 1600 plus pages and covering almost every aspect of the state in detailed manner. So I will Suggest you this book for HIMACHAL GK Section.


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There is one more book or 
Concise Edition by Jag Mohan Balokhra : "The Paradise -Himachal Pradesh " An Encyclopedia on Himalayan State by Jag Mohan Balokhra . It has 452 pages and covers almost everything . Although This book is not Available on Online shopping Websites. But you can ask for it at  your Nearest BOOKSTALLS. I have Gone through the book and I found it very much Useful.


Book is Available Online Here  :

ENGLISH Edition : The Wonderland HIMACHAL PRADESH

HINDI Edition : Alloukik HIMACHAL PRADESH

All Other Balokhra Books : Here / Here




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 Another Nice Author I came to know is Mian Goverdhan Singh.His work is really very good and it is Very Good Alternative for Jag Mohan Balokhara's book, So I would Like to mention his four Books here:


(a) 
Himachal Pradesh : History, Culture And Economy by Mian Goverdhan Singh - This Book is the Main book and very Useful.


(b) History of Himachal Pradesh/Himachal Pradesh ka itihasa  (Hindi Edition) by Mian Goverdhan Singh - Very Useful

(c) Festivals, Fairs and Customs of Himachal Pradesh by Mian Goverdhan Singh - Useful

(d)Wooden Temples of Himachal Pradesh by Mian Goverdhan Singh - Not very useful

(e) 
Himachal Pradesh Aek Aithihasik Sarvekshan  (Hindi) - Somewhat useful

(f) 
Art and Architecture of Himachal Pradesh Hardcover by Mian Goverdhan Singh - Somewhat useful



[ Book (a) is the Main book,  (b) (c) (e) (f) are also useful while Book (d)  is not very useful, only Selective Chapters and Topics ]



Another Good Books...

4. (a)
Where Mortals and Mountain Gods Meet: Society and Culture in Himachal Pradesh  or Here by Laxman S Thakur Published by Indian Institute of Advanced Study Shimla



This is a Good Book published by
Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS) Shimla, written by many Scholars who have deep knowledge of Himachal Pradesh and Edited by Laxman S Thakur.

Book Covers: 


Art, Music, Religion, History, Geography, Environment & Biodiversity,  Economics and pure sciences of Himachal Pradesh
. It also examines the importance of the Himalayan snow for the perennial rivers, its rich and diversified plant biodiversity and forest wealth the economy and society including the pastoralist communities, architectural sculpture and epigraphical treasures, the traditional system of knowledge and its celebrity at the village level and many more interesting topics.


Because the book has been written by the Scholars/fellows of
Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS) Shimla so the authenticity of book is very high plus the analytical approach is very Good. A must have book for every Aspirant of HPAS and NT CDPO-TWO.



(b) 
Perspectives on a Growth-Oriented Hill Economy: Himachal Pradesh by LR Sharma


This is another Great Good Written by many Authors/Researchers So the content of the book is Highly Authentic and useful. This is Book which covers all Economy, Social Development topics and facts related to the State. A must have book.

Book Covers Topics Like :


Strategies for Sustainable Development of Agriculture and Horticulture,

Modern Manufacturing Sector: Status and Suggestions,
Village Industries: Growth and Revitalization Policy,
Tourism and Development,
Need and Measures for Strengthening and Diversifying Rural Sector,
Himachal's Tribal Economy, 
Upgradation of Physical Infrastructure,
Fiscal Measures for Fiscal Health,
Strategies for Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation.


(c)
Folk Traditions and Ecology in Himachal Pradesh or Here by Usha Bande

This book is a very Good Book that covers the Whole Folk Traditions, Culture, and Ecology in detail. Book is written in very Good Manner and provides the deep knowledge and authentic facts. A Must have book.


Dr. Usha Bande, till recently Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, was on the faculty of English Literature in Govt. College for Women, Shimla, and Principla of Govt. College, Arki. Having had a brilliant academic career, she worked for her doctorate on the novels of Anita Desai, interpreting Desai's characters from the Angle of Third Force psychology, an innovative approach, which has been widely acclaimed by U.S. scholars in the field.

Book Covers:

Folklore and Ecology: The Connecting Links
Cosmological Consciousness and Temple Lore
Local Deities Alias the Power of Nature
Justice for Trees; Role of Myths and Traditional Wisdom
Folk Arts and Ecology
Conclusion
Glossary of Local Terms
Select Bibliography


(d)
Himachal Pradesh Now and Then or Here by V VermaThis Book is Also very Good, and covers all the aspects of the State.

Content of the Book:


1. The Land
2. Constitutional Evolution
3. Fusion of Two States
4. Society and Economy
5. Economic Growth
6. Population
7. Tribal Culture
8. Understanding Environment
9. Grazing as Ecological Stress
10 Supplement



Overall this is also very Good book and all the Topics are written very well with Authentic facts. Altough this book alnoe in not Sufficient because author have written it in very brief manner but still very useful, So You will need to have the book I mentioned above. All these Books Provide a great amount of Himachal General Studies Resource. So if you want to prepare for the Exams which asks Himachal Studies you have to follow Some Good and Authentic books.


Now if you are looking for A Single Book for these exams then I have mentioned a few books earlier and below :



5.
Another book I would like to mention is of  Hardeep Thakur. This book is also very good and nicely written.

Book consist of 576 Pages.


Dev Bhoomi Himachal Pradesh by Hardeep Thakur [ J.M.D Publications, 2003]



6.
Another Book I would like to mention is  Himachal Padesh by Rajendra Attri.  This book is available in both English and Hindi Medium and Good Authentic for Hindi medium students. You can get this book from local Books stores in Shimla or other cities in Himachal.



Apart from these books there are so many other books and previous year question papers so if you have time to read them, you can pick any of them but try to read Authentic and books. Reading more books will not harm you but be careful don't buy more than 3-4 books, it will create confusion in your mind, I Personally will suggest you to buy subjective Himachal GK related books rather than Objective ready made books which just copy paste the same material. So be Smart in choosing Good Study material.



Himachal Pradesh
Current Affairs :


Current Affairs of Himachal can be read from Newspapers Like Giri Raj [ Most Preferred ], Amar Ujala, Denaik Bhasker, etc [Any other may be in the market ]  Or Some regional Magazines but you will come to know that more of gossips are there in these newspapers so you have to cleverly read the useful stuff like Govt plannings, declarations and policies, High court decisions, Environmental topics and economic and social current topics etc. If you want to read any Regional Magazines then go for those which gives facts and analysis rather than the gossips.




Khadubhai Also have Published Some Articles about HP GK, So you can read them here at:


Himachal GK Articles




Some Other Very Useful Books Available :

I have gone through Some of the Great Books Written about Himachal Pradesh by various Authors, these books have been written on some particular topic and describes in a great depth.


Competition Oriented Books

1. Know Your State - Himachal Pradesh by Arihant

2. Himachal Pradesh Digdarshan (Hindi) by Arihant

3.
Himachal Pradesh General Knowledge

4. Himachal General Knowledge - Ek Parichaya (Hindi)


5. Himachal Pradesh - Objective General Knowledge (Hindi)


6. HP-TET (Himachal Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test) Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT) Shastri (Popular Master Guide)

7. HP-TET (Himachal Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test) Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT) Language Teacher (Popular Master Guide)

8.
HPTET-2011 Himachal Pradesh Shikshak Patrata Pariksha Prashikshit Snatak Shikshak TGT (Non-Medical)


9.
HP-TET (Himachal Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test) Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT) Science (Medical/Non-Medical) (Popular Master Guide)


10.
HPTET-2011 Himachal Pradesh Shikshak Patrata Pariksha Prashikshit Snatak TGT (Arts)


11.
HP-TET (Himachal Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test) Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT) Arts (Popular Master Guide)



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Geography of Himachal


1. Geography of Himachal Pradesh Manoj Jereat




Ancient and Modern History of Himachal


1.
People of India: Himachal Pradesh

2. Himachal Pradesh Now and Then by V Verma

 
3. Himachal Pradesh: Land and People S.S. Negi


4. Himachal Pradesh Hari Krishan Mittoo


5. History of Kangra and Kulu States J. & J. Ph. Vogel Hutchison

6. The Princely and Noble Families of the Former Indian Empire: Himachal Pradesh v. 1  Mark Brentall


7. The begar & beth system in Himachal Pradesh: A study of erstwhile Shimla Hill States Jaideep Negi

8. Himachal Pradesh (Hindi)


9.
History, Archaeologyandculture Of Himachal Pradesh by Dr.B.L.Kapoor

10.
Gazetteer of the Simla Hill States 1910 (Gazetteers of Himachal Pradesh)  by Pankaj Gupta




Political Development and Political History




Social and Culture of Himachal


1. Where Mortals and Mountain Gods Meet: Society and Culture in Himachal Pradesh by Laxman S Thakur Published by Indian Institute of Advanced Study Shimla

2. Across Peaks & Passes in Himachal Pradesh Harish Kapadia

3. Social, Cultural and Economic History of Himachal Pradesh M.S. Ahluwalia

4. Forts and Palaces of Himachal Pradesh Dr Usha Bande & Dr. Him Chatterjee

5. Art and Architecture of Himachal Pradesh Mian Govardhan Singh

6. Crafts of Himachal Pradesh (Living Traditions of India) Subhashini Aryan

7. Heritage of Himachal Pradesh (Cultural Forum, July 1971) P. N. Chopra


8. Gods of Himachal Pradesh  B. R. Sharma

9. The Temples of Himachal Pradesh Shanti Lal Nagar


10. Myths, Rituals and Beliefs in Himachal Pradesh by MR Thakur


11. Folk Tales of Himachal Pradesh K.A. Seethalakshmi


12. Folklore of Himachal Pradesh Gautam Sharma

13. Folklore of Himachal Pradesh by MR Thakur


14. Language Use in Himachal Pradesh Bal Govind & Hans Raj Dua (eds.) Misra


15. Folk Embroidery of Himachal Pradesh Subhashini Aryan


16. Numismatic History of Himachal Pradesh & the Catalogue of Coins in Himachal State Museum, Shimla and Bhuri Singh Museum, Chamba Parmeshwari Lal Gupta

17. Temples of Himachal Pradesh: Architectural, Sculptural, Religious And Cultural Significance  by Neelmani Upadhyay


18. Buddhist Art & Antiquities of Himachal Pradesh: Up to 8th Century A.D. O. C. Handa

19. The Architectural Heritage of Himachal Pradesh: Origin and Development of Temple Styles

20. Himachal Ke Lok Geet
(Hindi)  by Gautam Sharma


21. Encyclopaedia of Art And Culture In India (Himachal Pradesh) 6th Volume by
Ed.Gopal Bhargava


22. The Brahmanical and Buddhist Gods and Goddesses in Himachal Pradesh by Kanai Lal Hazra


23. Changing Face Of Family In Himachal Pradesh: A Sociological Study by R Chauhan




Social and Economic Development

1.
Tourism in Himachal Pradesh Hardcover by Jreat Manoj


2. Perspectives on a Growth-Oriented Hill Economy: Himachal Pradesh by LR Sharma


3. Infrastructure and Economic Development in Himachal Pradesh by A.K. Tiwari

4. Himachal: Science, People and "Progress" Gerald D. Berreman


5. Essays on urban patterns in nineteenth century Himachal Pradesh by Pamela Kanwar


6. Economics of Apples: A Case Study of Himachal Pradesh A. L. Nadda

7. An American in Gandhi's India: The Biography of Satyanand Stokes


8. Himachal Pradesh Development Report (State Development Report Series)  by Planning Commission Government of India


9. Industrialization in Tribal Areas of Himachal Pradesh by Vijay Kumar Sharma


10.
Tea of Himachal Pradesh by Ram Gopal Sud 




Environment & Biodiversity


1. Environment Agriculture and Community in Himachal Pradesh Dr. Richa

2. Himalayan Ecology, Transhumance and Social Organization ; Gaddis of Himachal Pradesh

3. Forest settlements in Himachal Pradesh by H. C Sharma

4.
Flora of Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh


5. Folk Traditions and Ecology in Himachal Pradesh by Usha Bande


6. Ecology and Human Well-Being: Nature and Society in Himachal Pradesh by Raghubir Singh Pirta


7. Environment, Agriculture And Community In Himachal Pradesh by Richa






Tribal of Himachal

1. Kanauras of Kinnaur: A schedule tribe in Himachal Pradesh  V Verma


2. Dolma Ling: A Pilgrim's Progress Across the Himalayas


3. Tribes of Himachal Pradesh and Northern Highlands by S. S. Negi


4. Ban-Gujars: A Nomadic Tribe in Himachal Pradesh by V Verma


5. Tribal Melodies of Himachal Pradesh: Lahaul Valley Hardcover by Manorma Sharma


6. Lahaul: A Tribal Habitat In Himachal Pradesh by V Verma




Other Books

1.
Guide to Trekking in Himachal Pradesh: Over 65 Treks and 100 Destinations

2. Himachal Paperback –  by Outlook Publishing (India)


3. Himachal: A Complete Guide to the Land of Gods


4. Road Map Himachal Pradesh

5. Himachal Pradesh (Beautiful India) S. A. Rahman


6. Short Stories of Himachal Pradesh Paperback by Paul Meenakshi





More Readings:


I have Gone through these books and found them very useful for Exams points of View although Content is very particular but still you can find the Useful Study Material. If you are not satisfied with the Content or having not enough content related Himachal then in that case You can Go thorough These books Mentioned Below in the Links, You can read these books Freely on Google books. Links Are Below :


1. The Emergence of Himachal Pradesh: A Survey of Constitutional Developments By V. Verma


2. Social, Cultural, and Economic History of Himachal Pradesh By Manjit Singh Ahluwalia


3. Himachal Pradesh, Development Report


4. The Princely and Noble Families of the Former Indian Empire: Himachal Pradesh edited by Mark Brentnall


5. Myths, Rituals, and Beliefs in Himachal Pradesh By Molu Ram Thakur


6. Wooden Temples of Himachal Pradesh By Mian Goverdhan Singh


7. Tribal Development in Himachal Pradesh: Policy, Programmes, and Performance By H. S. Parmar


8. Value-structure of Indian Administrative Service: A Case Study of Himachal ... By Rachna Dutt Goswami


9. Shimla Then and Now By Vipin Pubby


10. Splendours of Himachal Heritage edited by Mulk Raj Anand


11. The Magic Mountains: Hill Stations and the British Raj By Dane Keith Kennedy


12. Tribal Melodies of Himachal Pradesh: Gaddi folk music By Manorma Sharma


13. Across Peaks & Passes in Himachal Pradesh By Harish Kapadia

73 comments:

  1. ye to keval h.p. gk k liye hi h.............

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  2. jo question hp naib tehsildar m puche and jo question tehsil dar welfaare officer exam m puche usme se ye book kitne cover karti h ye books?????????????????

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  3. Agar HP GK ke baat kare to NT aur CDPO mai 30 questions hote hain Exam mai, aur inn books se maximum questions solve ho jate hain, kyunki ye subjective aur detailed hain, to isme 90 % se jyada Questions ke answers mil jate hain.

    Baki baat agar kare Indian and World GK ki to uske liye GS Mnnual ke jarurat hogi, aur kahe to bahuj jyada detailed praparation ke jarurat hogi.

    Current ke liye The Hindu newspaper padha kare to usme se max quetions cover ho jate hai. Iske Ilava koi 1 Achi monthly magazine bhi jaroori hai, par dhayan rahe ki aap 1 he magazine continue kare...esa nhi ki iss month koi to next month koi aur.

    Conclusion ye hai ke NT & CDPO etc exam need detailed and Vast studies for Prelims and then for Mains Exam GK and Current needs to be read accordingly.

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  4. from where i can purchase the book "the wonderland himachal pradesh". please send the link od the source.

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    1. Dear Friend, You can purchase "The Wonderland Himachal Pradesh" by Jag Mohan Balokhra at http://www.shunyafoundation.com/

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  5. Currently book is not available ONLINE. Latest edition is in print. But may be you can buy it from Chandigarh.

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  6. or either suggest me a book for preparin HPAS BDO 2014 examinations.

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    1. Please Provide Syllabus Detail first...

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  7. hi
    i am studying 2005 edition of balokhra. do u feel i need to change the book for HAS exam or is ti okay to study.and 1 more think which book is good for aptitude part for HPAS for current paper 2013.

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    1. I think its ok to read 2005 Edition because most questions come from History, Culture, Geography, Polity of HP, but for latest happenings or happenings of last few years you can buy any other concise book so that you can update the facts, rest of the GK doesn't change that much. At this moment New edition of bhalokhra is not available so you have to read.

      For Aptitude part read This article here...

      Strategy for Prelims Paper 2 - Aptitude Test : http://www.imsharma.com/2014/02/strategy-has-hpas-prelims-paper-2.html

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  8. thnk you so mich yup i am doing the same have taken current gk including polity history of india geography science etc of arihant..rest for Apti arihant is good option i think as many of questions are covered in it..rest we have to go with exam based strategy..

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  9. can u also tell me that what is the safe score for prelims for HPAS...and what was the last cutoff 2012 paper as this time it is to be 2013.....

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  10. sir I want to give hpas in 2015..so shoud I buy an old ed. of balokhra book or should wait for some more month....

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  11. sir I want coaching for hpas. I live in delhi. so , sir advice me coaching centre at delhi or in himachal near mandi .

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    1. Coaching lekar kyun apna career aur paise waste krne ki soch rahe ho. Most of the people who qualify they do hard work on their own. So better that you do hard work with discipline. You can ask seniors and experienced people who are in this field, Coaching wale koi Tonic to peelate nhi ya koi mantra to nhe dete jo Koi bhi paper nikal jaye.

      Develop a habit of reading and analyzing things and make your own plan to study. only little guidance is enough for Winners.

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    2. Sir could you help me about how to start preparations for HPAS exam ,beacuse i am new in this and its not my field so thoda dar hai ki kese or kaha se shuru karoo if you guide me to shyd me himat kar sako..and basically i am working in IT field .... :)

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  12. sir can I buy ' the paradise - himachal pradesh' or its new publication is also coming and I should wait for this one also. and if yes which is latest publication is available.

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  13. sir please provide the booklist for optional geography and political science and international relations for hpas

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    1. I will Publish the Article for Geography n Pol Science soon after the Prelims.

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  14. New Edition will be soon released, so wait for few more days.

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  15. Sir main himachal gk RGupta se pad ra hun..will it cover most of the que or I should study above given books??

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    1. For HPAS or NT exam R Gupta is not enough at all, so you have read to one of these books, Choose any one of them.

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  16. I have a question..jo questions related to veda puchha jate hai HAS, NT ya CPDO me...vo kon c book me cover hote hai...plzzz tell

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  17. They are Covered in Ancient History books Or GS Manual
    http://www.imsharma.com/2014/04/Book-for-hppsc-hpas-exam.html

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  18. sir plz suggest me books for coming hp NT exam...........

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    1. http://www.imsharma.com/2014/09/studyplan-for-hppsc-nt-cdpo-two-screening-exam.html

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  19. m suffering from out of stock in books store as well as online stores for "The wonderland" by balokhra.....pls guide me

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    1. this book is Out of Print... try Other Books Like Mian Govardhan's Book. Equally Good. You can purchase it from Shimla Book Market.

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  20. Good news guys....the wonderland himachal book is now released....it is of 460.

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  21. sir,

    kindly tell me from where i can buy this books of hp g.k

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  22. Hi, please throw light on what type of questions are asked in the HAS interview. In particular from Himachal. Do they ask opinion based questions related to Himachal?
    Also the difficulty level as compared to UPSC interview. Thanks!

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  23. please tell me the hindi medium books to hpas exam.

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    1. Aditi follow this link http://www.imsharma.com/2014/04/Book-for-hppsc-hpas-exam.html

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  24. any good book for himachal gk... balokhra's book is not available online.. whhat to do ??

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  25. Hello sir....sir is maths section is coumplousry to attend ...cz ma maths is very weak

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  26. Dear Sir,

    Please suggest a good English news paper as Giriraj which you have mentioned here is not available in English I believe.
    Also, if I want to appear for the HPAS exam next year, when will it be advisable to start reading news papers.

    Thanx. in advance.

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  27. sir meri study starting se hi govt. school me hui hai and hindi medium me hi meri puri study hai . so sir kya mai HPAS ka test hindi me kr skti hun aur iske lie muje koun si books leni chaiye aur ghr pe bith k kitne time me taiyari ho skti hai ek saal me . mai next year ye test dena chahti hu.................pls pls pls. sir guide me muje ek din me ktne ghnte pdna hoga.....pls.give me ans.................

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  28. Sir plz give ur reviews on allied exam. Do u also think that this was totaly unexpected xam. And wat could be the minimum qualifying score

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    1. HP Subordinate Allied Service 2015 Cut off will be around 140 or Above 140 marks for General Category!

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  29. I think 120 for general

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  30. Sir Thanks a lot for ur reviews

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  31. sir meri study starting se hi govt. school me hui hai and hindi medium me hi meri puri study hai . so sir kya mai HPAS ka test hindi me kr skti hun aur iske lie muje koun si books leni chaiye aur ghr pe bith k kitne time me taiyari ho skti hai ek saal me . mai next year ye test dena chahti hu.................pls pls pls. sir guide me

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  32. Hello

    First of all Read NCERT Hindi Books of Social Sciences and Science of 6th to 10th.
    Read NCERT Hindi Books of History, Political Science, Geography, Economics of 11th 12th.

    After NCERT, Read few Reference books I have mentioned for HPAS Hindi Medium People Here Read the Whole post.

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  33. sir
    Is there any good test series available for HPAS exams kindly suggest and how to plan for optional? What should be the best time to start preparation to cover whole syllabus ideally (in ref. to 2016 exam)?

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  34. Same question sir,
    I am new comer to start the preparation for hppsc, so if u can please guide me about how to start preparation and books to collect for prelim and mains prep. (All the books which are required for any new aspirant plz recommend) thanks, waiting!!

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    1. For 2016 exam and how to start my preparation, i need proper guidance sir plz help me out i am so much confused right now !!

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  35. Which monthly magazine to follow sir?

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    1. If you Read newspaper daily then no need to follow any magazine, otherwise any magazine like Pratiyogita Darpan, Chronicle etc are Good.

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  36. Sir I belongs to Delhi.
    What are the chances of outsider in HAS.

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  37. Sir I belongs to Delhi.
    What are the chances of outsider in HAS.

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  38. Sir I belongs to Delhi.
    What are the chances of outsider in HAS.

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  39. sir , I am preparing myself for HAS 2016, can you guide me . what is average cut off for pre.

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  40. Hello Sir I am appearing in Excise and Taxation Department Exam held by HPPSC
    I need to buy book for Himachal GK
    By i want to buy only one book Regarding HP GK. So will you please help me to find out only one book for H.P. general knowledge.
    Thanks

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  41. Hello Sir I am appearing in Excise and Taxation Department Exam held by HPPSC
    I need to buy book for Himachal GK
    By i want to buy only one book Regarding HP GK. So will you please help me to find out only one book for H.P. general knowledge.
    Thanks

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    1. Best Book for HP GK is Wonderland Himachal Pradesh by Jag Mohan Balokhra ! Read this article again I have mentioned this book above.

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  42. Sir, I am an outsider and have a decent command over GS portions excluding HP(UPSC). Does 'Jagmohan Balokhra' book suffice for the pre and mains HP portion or would you suggest a detailed study of the various sources you have mentioned?

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  43. sir do we need to buy all above listed books...is there any weblink to study from these books

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  44. @khadubhai Bhai g 'the wonderland himachal' it's a huge book to read..... Khtm he ni hoti..... Bro can u please suggest some must read sections from the content table of this book.....it will be very kind of you.

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    1. Cover History, Political History, Geography, Society & Culture in depth. And after that some important misc topics.

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    2. How many pages the book by Jagmohan Balokhra contains? From where did you buy this book??

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  45. @kadhubhai IAS: Do you have any idea about the availability of the book "The wonderland Himachal Pradesh by Jag Mohan Balokhra" in Chandigarh, like any particular book store where this book can be bought?

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  46. There are a no. of books on HP GK you have suggested in the beginning, but its not feasible to go through all the books. Suggest top two books for Himachal GK. (for Prelims & Mains)

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    1. The wonderland Himachal Pradesh by Jag Mohan Balokhra

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  47. is there any publication or coaching institute which are revealing gist of books for HPAS. i feel the Goverdhan singh and Balokra will not work anymore. The HPPSC has woven their syllabus around the current policies and scheme of H.P Govt and its not possible to go through every single policy of each Department. plz suggest some authentic and feasible material...

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