[Exam Analysis] HPAS 2014 Prelims Exam Analysis Conducted on 7th June, 2015

HPPSC conducted HPAS  2014 Prelims on 7th June, 2015 at the various Centres in Himachal Pradesh. Approximately 45000 Aspirants applied for the exam.

This year HPAS 2014 Prelims Exam was Easier than the previous Year as there were factual questions like every year. Overall the Exam was moderate, But due to lesser Number of seats and some direct questions Cut off may increase this year.


Paper 1 : General Studies 


Time : 2 Hours | Max Marks : 200 | Questions: 100

 Topics
Questions

 Ancient History + Medieval History + Culture +Indian National Movement + Modern History
 10

 Indian Polity + International Relations
 08

 Geography
 10

 Economic & Social Development etc
 16

 Science + Tech

 17

 Environment + Biodiversity
 11

 Himachal General Knowledge
 20

 Current Events

 05

 Misc ( Awards, Organizations, etc)

 03

 Total Questions

 100

Analysis : Questions were asked form various sections But this year some sections that dominated most are Himachal GK, Science, Economic & Social Development etc. Here is the distribution of Questions section wise:

Himachal GK / HP GK was tough this year as most of the questions were from Himachal History, Science Section was Easy while Economic & Socio Section was tricky one, Polity and Environment & Biodiversity were Easy Sections, Geography was moderate, rest of questions were easy.


Possible Attempts : 60-70

Good Score : 90-110


If we see the level of this paper it wasn't a cakewalk because most questions were tricky, So around 100 marks in this exam is very good Score. Overall this Paper was moderate. 


 
Paper 2 : General Aptitude Test

Time : 2 Hours | Max Marks : 200 | Questions: 100
Topics
Questions
 Logical Reasoning (Weak-Strong Argument, Analogy, Odd man, Coding, Calander, Direction test, Blood test, Sitting Arrangement, Syllogism, Data Sufficiency etc )
  30

 Mathematical Ability ( Data Interpretation, Numbers, Series, Data Sufficiency, Divisibility, Percentage, Time-Work, Mode, Median etc )
  35

 Behavioral Psychology

  20

 English (Comprehension, blanks)

  15

 Total Questions
  100


Analysis : 
This paper was also moderate. It consisted Logical Reasoning, Mental ability, Maths, Behavioral Psychology and English.
Logical Reasoning was easy while Maths Part was Tricky, there existed few questions which seems easy in this section but they were not so easy. English section was easy this time, but the toughest and alien section for most of the aspirants was Behavioral Psychology, HPPSC continue to ask Out of Syllabus Behavioral Psychology questions this year too, As there is nowhere in the syllabus mentioned the Behavioral Psychology or related topics so aspirants have the option of moving to the High Court of Himachal Pradesh regarding these out of syllabus questions. Behavioral Psychology questions were tough nuts to crack for most of the aspirants as they have all the deprecating options to choose.
Possible Attempts : 70-85

Good Score : 105-130


This paper will decide the fate of aspirants because GS paper was tricky one. In Aptitude Test apart form psychology questions most parts were easy so this paper will become merit decider. A Game Changer...

Overall Good Score : 200-220

Predicted HPAS 2014 Prelims Cut off Score will be between: 200-215

You can discuss your Experiences & Expectations below in the comments and wait for the release of official Answer keys by HPPSC, the picture will become more clear after the release of answer keys, So Till then Chill and keep your eye on the next GOAL....

Download Question Papers : 
[Download] HPAS 2014 Prelims Question Papers held on 7th June, 2015

117 comments:

  1. Fealing embarrassing
    mine will be around 140-50
    No chance

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    1. Don't Worry, Work Hard on your Weaknesses.

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  2. vishal balouria8 June 2015 at 22:24

    GS-96 Aptitude-118=214
    Khadubhai...is this score is sufficent to start mains preparation.also i have attempted 6 ques of psychology and all are correct...as u have mentioned in ur post if these ques are scrapped then i loose my 12 marks and i probably reach near 200.then it is difficult to clear prelims.what is ur say on this.plz share ur views.

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    1. I think cutoff will be 190-200 ... Paper 1 was tough

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    2. bhai yar plz answer key share kar 2nd paper ki ..plz

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    3. @vishal balouria You are scoring enough to qualify for next round, if 12 Psycho marks are deducted then too you stand similar chance of qualifying, wait for official then plan ahead accordingly.

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  3. From where did you get answer keys??? If possible please share link.

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    1. Wait for the HPAS 2014 Prelims official Answer Keys by HPPSC

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  4. From where did you get answer keys??? If possible please share link.

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  5. scoring around 160 to 165 .....
    any chance wid OBC ?

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  6. scoring around 160 to 165 .....
    any chance wid OBC ?

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    1. Scoring 160 to 170 sc....any chance....

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    2. Seems difficult but there can be chances if U score above 170

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  7. my score around 195 to 205... General category... any chance

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    1. Yeah there are chances, wait for the official keys !

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  8. My score 76+142 = 218

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    1. Your score is Good, Almost seems qualified for mains. Well done in Aptitude.

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  9. when will official keys announce

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    1. Wait for the official announcement by HPPSC.

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  11. My score is GS 104.66 and Apti-106.66=211.32
    What are the chances khadubhai, is it marginal or seemed qualified

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    1. It is good score seems like u can qualify wait for the official keys

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  12. scoring 205.any chance to qualify prelims

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    1. Well it seems that you may get through

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  13. 185 score....ST category...kya clear ho sakta hai bhaiji?

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  14. 185 score....ST category...kya clear ho sakta hai bhaiji?

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  15. 185 score....ST category..kya clear ho jayega bhaiji?

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    1. You have good chance wait for the official keys.

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  16. Sir,can u pls guide about taking horticulture optional and availability of its study material.I am non- agri student from hp.in how much time is at least needed for its prep.ur guidance will be appreciated. Thanks

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    1. If you a non Agriculture Student then don't think about it choosing as an optional. but if at some level college or university level u have studies it and have interest then you can choose it. Study materiel of this subject is not available easily, you must go through the detailed syllabus then search the content in reference books of college n university level, you can also consult if someone known is in Agricultural University Nauni Solan. As an optional this subject is unique and scoring but availability is a major concern. So it depends upon you.

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  17. sir scoring 195-200 general koi hope hai kya..?
    ess baar seats jayada hai..pichli baar se cut off neeche jaaega..wat u say....?

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    1. Yes aram se..ho jaega..cut off this time may be 185...seats for gen previous year were...16...but this year seats are 21....

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    2. @Ashish Yes cut off can be around 200 marks, but its too early to be sure, wait for the official Keys.

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  18. Toughness of the 1st paper and increased number of gen posts Means this time cut off for gen..will be definitly below 200 ....am I right?

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    1. You are right.. but its too early to be sure, wait for the official Keys.

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  19. Sir, getting 195-200 gen.what r chances like.seats r more than last year.!

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    1. If you scoring according to official keys then its a Good Score

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  20. Sir myself Amit getting 234
    Gs-106
    Csat-128
    Last time I have scored 568 marks in final (including interview)493+75
    My optional were geography (score 210/300)
    Sociology(163/300)
    Plz suggest me 1 optional by which I can score 200+

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    1. Will u please send me the geography mains papers .
      Mail id is ....amitshalinig@gmail.com

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    2. I think selection of optional must not be considered only on one basis, it depends upon interest and your preparations, because in HPAS there is no particular trend that Some subjects are highly scoring, I think You must go with Same Subjects Geography and Sociology. Preparing a new subject from the beginning and that too in so less time is not advisable at all.

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    3. Amit bhai good score in geog.
      i think ur marks are before official answer key.after answer key ur marks are reduced by 15-20 marks.
      i thnk u can choose among horticulture agriculture or geology.geology had similar syllsbus to geog. And is a scoring optional as well this year.

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  21. i am ex ArmyMan and my score a appx 160 any chance for making it to mains?????

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    1. Seems tough though but it will depend on No of total Ex. Army men appearing in the exam.

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  22. hppsc answer key out!! getting 108.66 n 90.66 ;gen. category ; sir wt r my chances ?? really tensed

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    1. You have Good Chance of qualifying.

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  23. getting arnd 180..general category..any chance?

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    1. 180 General category nothing can be said at the moment but seems like near cut off.

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  24. 200.66 ( 90.66+110)

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    1. You have Good Chance of qualifying.

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    2. Thanks, 4 ur prompt reply Khadubhai :)

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  25. which optional will be better for engineer background and should be scoring

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    1. It depends upon interest mainly, there are no such trends in HPAS that particular subject is scoring, Choose optional according to your interest and availability of Good n Quality Study material, I personally haven't seen anyone qualifying with engineering Subjects, Some Scoring and preferred subjects are Geography, Pol. Science, Public, Ad, Psychology, Sociology, History, Economics, Zoology, Botany etc... Apart from these subjects if someone is having unique subjects or the subjects less taken like Agriculture, Geology, Veterinary Science, Forestry, are also Good scoring but one needs deep knowledge of these and Quality Study material too. I would suggest you to Choose from Geography, Pol. Science, Public, Ad, Psychology, Sociology, History because success rate in these subjects are good also the study material is easily available and they are the part of General Studies and you have studied basics. If not this year then in coming years too they will be useful. But if you are good in Engineering subjects then you can also Choose them too. But one important thing is that Go through the Detailed syllabus of all the subjects you are going to consider for mains, and if possible go through previous years papers too, these 2 things will help you in selection of suitable optionals.

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    1. Please Everybody at this Website Share your marks, it will help others as well as you too

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  27. Lokeshwer bhai,how much u r scoring in pre.pls share.

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  28. Kadubhai,many of the answers r wrong. Especially in psyco.getting around 160 in gen.what r the chances.iam tensed.pls help.

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    1. Yeah you are right many answers are wrong or doubtful, it seems that they are deliberately doing so. 160 seems tough at the moment but there can be chances, but actually it depends upon how others did in psychology and aptitude paper.

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  29. Sir, By when can we expect result.. Last tym it took them 3 Months..ll it remain same this tym too..Please throw some light on this..N Sir UKPSC Mains too is hanging..we hv no clarification on it aswell.. It would b gr8 if u share ur thought on it aswell.. Thanks!!

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    1. They will take at least 2 months to declare the result, or may be more than 2 months but if you are confident of your selection to the next round then pace up your optional preparations as soon as possible. Don't wait for the results.

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    2. UKPSC Mains hanging due to Writ so chances of Mains Exam in the next 2 months are very less but probably they can conduct in November/December.

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    3. N Sir, One more thing, like last time will we get only 1 month between result and mains examination!!

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    4. Yeah they will play similar kind of tricks so be prepared as soon as possible.

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  30. Sir, getting 154 in ST category......any chance...what will be probable cut of for Gen, SC, ST, Ex-Man category...Pl share. This answer key is a disaster and the 20 Psyco Question are like a Joke on candidates....I am disappointed. Sir will these questions be scraped or not???

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    1. You have Good score, as you mentioned 154 marks in ST category that's Good and you have chance to clear. Questions will only be scrapped if you Writ in the High Court of HP.

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  31. @ Khadubhai
    i wonder when u say that it depends how other candidates have done in Psychology questions.Rather u should say it depends how those questions will be treated by HPSSC.

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    1. Exactly it depends upon how many questions have been done in Psychology by the candidates, those who have attempted less psycho questions and scoring well overall they are not getting affected by Psycho SCAM, but there are many candidates who have attempted more questions of Psychology and were expecting Good marks but now they are suddenly getting less and game has changed, So the merit will be decided accordingly, Obviously these are out of syllabus questions and they must be scrapped all, because this is not fair and right way to select candidates for such prestigious jobs. You say I should say that it depends how those questions will be treated by HPSSC but the known fact is that they deliberately ask such questions and then twist the answer keys, So we all know how HPPSC will treat. Only solution is the court and lets move to the court. Lets scrap all these questions.

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  33. When will HPPSC displays HPAS 2014 cut off list on website? Will they really do that?

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    1. They never displays Cut off list on the website although this year court have directed to publish results and cut off but they will publish after the final result.

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  34. My GS 90 and aptitude 150....what's say?

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    1. That's not possible 150 in aptitude @ the moment, Don't lie.

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  35. I m in a general category

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  36. Sir i am from general category and i have 83+111=194 in the exam
    Is there any chance of qualifying?

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    1. You have decent Score at the moment although wait for revised answer keys Scores going to change after revision of keys.

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  37. My marks are more than 200
    What is the possibility

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  38. Hi Everyone,
    The deadline to submit Objections to the Official Key released by HPPSC is 22/06/2015. The answer key reads 'Objection(s),if any are invited through e-Mail,in Person, by Post or by Courier along with
    authentic proof will only be entertained upto 22.06.2015'
    What does this authentic proof mean? If anyone is clear on this, please share.
    Secondly, do they honour such objections in reality? (anyone has the past experience)
    Lot of answers in the Paper II are incorrect (around 13 of them). We can discuss these questions here on the blog before submitting.
    Anyone interested....pls post in your feedback.
    Wishing you the best

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    1. Although you are late now but Authentic proof means by Source of information must be trusted Like by recognized author or well recognized publisher's Books, Well recognized Website, Well recognized Magazines Or Govt reports/records etc, All these will be considered as proof for GS/GK part, but for Aptitude test proof can't be given for some particular problems like in maths you simply know what's the formula and answer is fixed and can be determined by solving, but the problem with HPPSC is that their Own Aptitude and Attitude is not good in the first place they even lack common sense and aptitude well. They have copy pasted questions and now uploading wrong answers of simple questions too.

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  39. my score is 186 gen plz comment on chances of qualifing

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  40. what is probable cut of this year hpas exam 2014 for genral

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  41. When will the result of HPAS pre published?

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  42. Getting 160 in obc... Any chance??

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    1. Yes have chance at the present moment but after revision of answer keys scenario may change.

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  43. Sir please give link for previous year geology paper hpas.
    Thanks

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    1. hey i m also with geology optional if u could get them do share.........

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  44. Most of my friends who have been clearing the exam countinously has score between150-160. Iscored 156 ..what are the chances in gen category.

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    1. yes it is true that most of the candidates are 30-40 odd marks short than last year. I also have so many friends who are continously writing HPAS Mains for 3-4 years and interesting thing is nobody is beyond 183.67. So how the cutoff be 200+ Its a billion dollar question

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  45. and one more thing awaj uthi hai ke general ki merit can be as low as 165 or even less. Rest all depends on the new guys who might be scoring more than 200+ ????????? Old school are predicting much less than this

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  46. see these hppsc people do this scrapping of pshychology ques every year, what for people who wasted time in solving them. last year they didn't even cancelled them

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  47. Hi Khadubhai..I am getting 165 in ST category..any chance??

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  48. revised answer key?

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  49. Dear Friends - pl check ur results

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  50. Hallo everybody
    As HPPSC has declared HAS Pre result. Conguratulations to all the qulified candidates. Plz share ur marks for future preparin candidates

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  51. Hallo everyone
    As HPPSC has declared result of HAS Prelim. Conguratulations to all the qualified candidates. Plz friends share ur marks for future preparing candidates.

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  52. yes!!!!qualified (general) with 196 acc. to 1st answer key .khadubhai thanx for your strategy hpas pre ..seriously sir .
    khadubhai if you could please guide me for hpas mains ,gs portion,hp portion,my optionals are pub. ad and geography.. i'll be highly grateful to you.

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    1. For GS paper keep your eye on Current of one year till date, Modern history n polity important, For HP GK follow Jagmohan Bhalokhra's book very deeply. Main Score come form optional So prepare your optionals well, follow previous years papers and try some answer writing practice too.

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  53. 234 acc. to new answer key

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  54. 185.34 marks in general category according to revised ans key , but could not qualify it.
    Very upset.
    Very upset.
    Very upset.

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  55. 171 obc...............but couldnt qualify.............why.....m not gettin d reason...wat cud be d cut off for obc.........

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    1. Don't worry Prepare for the next exam or next year.

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  57. 197 general category ,qualified.....a narrow escape.

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  58. What is the tentative date for mains?

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  59. Upsc on 23rd of august and hpas mains in the 2nd week of september!
    It becomes virtually impossible for me to crack hpas mains then!

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  60. sandeep chaudhary30 July 2015 at 20:57

    sir, can u tell how is sanskrit as a optional. i heard it give 200-220 marks easily...please share ur views on sanskrit optional.
    also from where i can get sanskrit notes or books...can u provide some sources

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  61. Khadubhai I am non himachali preparing for HAS. What are the chances to get through it...? And Sir One more thing I will give exam next year in 2016...so i have to prepare for two optional papers or One...??? please reply soon sir...

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  62. Has the official schedule of mains exam been announced yet

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  63. What's the Official datesheet of mains exam

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  64. science section is copy and pasted from pearson general studies book... thats all..

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  65. Respected sir,
    what will be the cut off this time for genera & for SC, ST accoing to you.

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  66. From where to purchase the Himachal Pradesh GK books online?

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