[Recruitment] HPAS 2016 (H.P. ADMINISTRATIVE COMBINED COMPETITIVE EXAM) Notification Out ! HPAS Syllabus, Pattern, Vacancies, Criteria, Books and Studyplan

Online Applications are invited from desirous and eligible candidates for recruitment for various posts Under the H.P. ADMINISTRATIVE COMBINED COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION-2016 through ORA, which shall be available on the Commission’s website http://www.hppsc.hp.gov.in/hppsc/ up to 30th January, 2017 till 11:59 P.M. (IST), thereafter
link will be disabled.

Latest Update
: Paper 2 in Prelims i.e. Aptitude Test is Only Qualifying now i.e. 33 % will be needed to clear it.

LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS :  30/01/2017

Download Official Notification:  Here

Apply Online: Here


Details of the Vacancies in HPAS 2016



Total Number of vacancies = 30


Name of Post
No of  Vacancy
Pay-Band
Category Wise Breakup
HPAS/HAS
4
Rs.15600-39100 + 5400
Unreserved/General - 02
Ex. Man - 01
PWD- Hearing
Impaired (Gen.) - 01
HPPS/HPS
6
Rs.15600-39100+5400
Unreserved/General - 06
Tehsildar
7
Rs.10300- 34800+5000
Unreserved/General -03
OBC - 0 1
Ex. Man  - 02
Physically  Handicapped  (Orthopedically)  (Gen.) - 01
Block Development Officers
6
Rs.10300-34800 +5000
Unreserved/General  - 04
SC - 01
OBC - 01
Treasury Officers
7
Rs.10300-34800 + 5000
Unreserved/General  - 04
SC - 02
Ex. Man - 01
Total
30

Unreserved/General  - 19
SC - 03
ST - 00
OBC - 02
Ex. Man – 04
PWD- Hearing
Impaired (Gen.) – 01
PH Physically  Handicapped
  (Orthopedically)  (Gen.) - 01
 
*Unreserved mean open for all categories, while Category assigned seats will be filled in the respective mentioned categories

FEE DETAILS


General – 400,

SC, S.T, O.B.C. – 100,

Ex-Serviceman – No Fee.



CENTRES OF EXAMINATION

The Preliminary Examination will be held at the following Centres :-

SHIMLA,  SOLAN,  MANDI,  SUNDER  NAGAR,  PALAMPUR,  KANGRA,  DHARAMSALA, 
NAHAN, UNA, HAMIRPUR, CHAMBA, BILASPUR AND KULLU.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Graduation from a recognized university
  • Age = between 21 to 35 year (Age counted on 1st January, 2017) meaning  thereby that candidates born on or after  02-01-1996  are underage whereas applicants born on or before 01-01-1982 are overage
  • 5 Years Relaxation for categories candidates
  • HP Govt Employees Age relaxation upto 42 years


SCHEME OF EXAMINATION:


Preliminary examination

(A)  Initially, Preliminary examination consisting of 02 papers based on objective type (multiple
choices) questions on the following pattern will be held.

Paper-I  General Studies (Code No.01). This paper shall be of 200 marks and there shall be
100 objective type (Multiple choices) questions.

Paper-II   Aptitude Test (Code No.02). This paper shall be of 200 marks and in this paper
there shall be 100 objective type (Multiple choices) questions.


Paper-I  General Studies (Code No.01)
  • History, Geography, Political, Art & Culture & Social Economic Development of Himachal Pradesh.   
  • History of India & Indian National Movement.
  • India & World Geography.
  • Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights issues etc.
  • Economic & Social development - Sustainable Development & Poverty , Inclusion , Demographic , Social Sector Development etc.
  • General Issue on Environmental Ecology , Biodiversity & Climate change. 
  • Current Events of National and international Importance.  
  • General science. 

Paper-II   Aptitude Test (Code No.02) *
  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc. (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level).
  • English Language comprehension skills (Class X level)


CORRIGENDUM                                                   Dated: 02.01.2017

Apropos  to  advertisement  No.  1/2017  published  in  “The  Tribune”  and  “Amar Ujala” on 01.01.2017 and detailed advertisement uploaded on Commission’s website, it is notified for information of all concerned that as per  the  new  pattern   for  the  HPAS  Examination  as  adopted  by  the  Himachal  Pradesh Public  Service  Commission  from  this  year,  the  Aptitude  Test  (Paper-II)  of  the Preliminary  Examination  will  be  a  qualifying  paper  with  minimum qualifying  marks fixed  at  33%  and,  therefore,  marks  obtained  in  this  paper  shall  not  be  counted  for determining  the  merit  of  the  candidates  to  be  drawn  exclusively  on  the  basis  of  marks obtained in General Studies (Paper-I) on the preliminary examination for their admission to  the  main  examination.  Further,  the  main  examination  shall  include  compulsory subjects  and  one  optional  subject.  The  syllabus  and  other  details  regarding  main examination  are  also  available  on  the  website  of  the  Commission.  The  other  terms  & conditions of the advertisement will remain same.


(C)  This  preliminary  examination  will  consist  of  two  objective  type  papers  (multiple  choice
questions) and carry a maximum of 200 marks. The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination will be about 20 times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year in the Posts / Service. Only those candidates who have been declared to have qualified the preliminary examination by the H.P. Public Service Commission in a year will  be  eligible  for  admission  to  the  main  examination  of  that  year  provided  they  are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main Examination.

Note:  There will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in
the objective type question papers.

(i)  There  are  four  alternatives  for  the  answers  to  every  question.  For  each  question  for which  a  wrong  answer  has  been  given  by  the  candidate,  one  third  of  the  marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

(ii)  If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if  one  of  the  given  answers  happen  to  be  correct  and  there  will  be  same  penalty  as above for that question.

(iii)  If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no
penalty for that question.

(D)  The  duration  of  Papers  No.I  and  II  (General  Studies  and  Aptitude  Test)  will  be  two  hours each.”


Main Written Examination


1. COMPULSORY PAPERS



Paper No.

 Subjects

Maximum Marks

I

English

100

II

Hindi

100

III

Essay

100

IV

General Studies - I

200

V

General Studies - II

200

VI

General Studies - III

200


2. OPTIONAL SUBJECT ( Only ONE)



Paper No.

       Subject

Maximum Marks

VII

Paper I

100

VIII

Paper II

100


3. INTERVIEW / PERSONALITY TEST - 150 Marks 


Note:— *In Hindi & English minimum 40 % are compulsory to score although Marks of Hindi & English will not be considered for the Merit. 

Total Marks for Merit = Essay + GS 1 + GS 2 + GS 3 + Optional + Interview

i.e. 100 + 200 + 200 + 200 + 200 + 150 = 1050 Marks



For Detailed Information


NEW HPAS Mains Pattern & Syllabus



Download HPAS Mains Syllabus : Here



Studyplan For HPAS 2016 (Prelims + Mains)




Studyplan & Books For HPAS (Hindi & English Medium)

Analysis of NEW HPAS Mains Pattern & Syllabus


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74 comments:

  1. CSAT paper will be of qualifying nature or not?

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    1. Not clear, according to Notification they haven't made it qualifying but have said earlier to make it qualifying. I think they forgot this and they will clarify in a corrigendum.

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  2. khadubhai is there any source to know about mains marks other than RTI

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  3. What is the maximum no. of attempts or only the age limit is the criteria

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  4. khadubhai prelims ki expected date kya ho skti h ?

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    1. May 21 Or May 28 Or June 4 Or June 11

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  5. Khadubhai, what are the chances of an outsider getting selected post interview? I heard from somewhere that they discriminate against the outsiders in the interview. Is this true

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    1. Frankly speaking there are chances but very less, because HPPSC have a habit of favouring state candidates and they do it by giving less marks in the Interview. Interview weightage is 15% in merit so you can see that it creates a huge gap. Yet there are examples in the past some got qualified on the basis of their Mains brilliant performance, But they were denied the top Posts like HAS, HPS, they were allocated with posts like BDO, TO, Tehsildar. But in overall HPPSC openly favours State candidates. And it can be seen in Last year's result where Mains topper got Tehsildar post, he only got 18 marks in interview out of 150 marks. So its quite tough for outsiders.

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  6. Chances for outsiders....1 in 100....chhoti nanhi si state apni...isme bhi do ya teen general ki HAS seat niklti hai bas....ispr bhi bahar walo ki ungli....nhi bhi discriminate krte ho toh krna chahye for saving interest of state residents n aspirants... ;)

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  7. CSAT paper will be of qualifying nature as per HPPSC site

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  8. khadu bhai what would be the effect of code of conduct over these exams? will it go on as prescribed or any alteration in schedule?

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  9. Hello khadu bhai,please help regarding selecting h.p gk book, which one is better mian goverdhan or paradise of h.p..... As wonderland is too lengthy and i have less time in my hand for prepration...and please do give me any rough idea when will be naib tehsildar prelims so i can make a study plan accordingly...

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  10. Hello khadu sir,please guide me which book is the best for Has and naib teh. Exam MIAN GOVARDHAN or PARADISE OF H.P...... As wonderland is too lengthy to study and i have very less time to prepare...... And please do give best alternate for akash darpan serise.... As it is in hindi....

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  11. choose anyone between MIAN GOVARDHAN or Wonderland HP by Bhalokhra

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    1. Khadubhai plssss reply suggest and recommend me I'm desperate to work in Himachal Pradesh govt job how to get it pls guide me sir

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  12. Thank you Sir please give alternative for akash entrance series as it is available in hindi only or any book that contains msq for himachal only and plz do tell me approx. Date for naib tehsildar prelims exam....

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  13. Khadubhai sir can outsiders apply for naib tehsildar??? I'm fond of Himachal Pradesh and wanted to work and settle there pls help me.should I prepare for naib tehsildar and hpas??? Plssss reply a small govt job enough to settle there plsss recommend me khadubhai sir

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    1. Yes you can apply for both posts....

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    2. You can try for HP allied subordinate services....notification will come on official site in march...exam will be in august...go for it...best of luck....

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    3. Yes U can apply for Naib tehsildar, HPAS, Allied etc exams.

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  14. sir ..plz tell something abt padyansh n gadyansh .how to attempt them as we dont know abt the name of poem and name of writer .

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    1. See Buddy You have to Explain these Topics in Hindi in your own language form your own understanding, for that you need to get the Central ideas of these topics first. Make sure you don't write anything out of context. Try to read some Hindi dictionary and difficult words form there. It does not matter if you know the Name of Poem and Author, You just have to explain whatever have been there in it. You can relate it but not give examples. So its more writing skill rather than A to Z knowledge. Do practice from some Grammars or composition books. When you will go through few padyansh n gadyansh you will get idea to how to explain them in a balanced manner.

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  15. Hello sir..plz suggest which part in geography i should focus on for himachal naib tehsildar exam

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    1. NT Paper Is toughest I have seen by HPPSC, they prepare a ruthless paper and nothing can be guessed and do some basics from NCERTs then Some Physical+Indian Geo, In Himachal Geography they don't ask too much just read Bhalokhra Chapters on Geography. But they focus more on Himachal History and Culture part.

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  16. Expected date of Nt pre sir????

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  18. Anyone from ex serviceman category pl cont contact me on 9763099982 I have certain issues for clarification?

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    1. Hello KhaduBhai ji,
      Can you please explain how many chances are there for ex service man in HPAS and what is the exact age limit as everywhere it is written that as per HP govt rules but i did not find a copy of those rules, as far as UPSC , its age relaxation for 5 years i.e. 32 + 05, can you please guide the age limit in HPPSC for gen ex serviceman with max attempts. thanks in advance

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  19. Khadubhai i am very confused between sociology and geography for mains optional. Plz help me

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    1. Choose according to your ease with the subject, make sure you have good interest in the subject.

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  20. Or jin logo ko iss site ya khadubhai se problem hai...kya tum logo mai self respect nhi hai???? Visit hi kyu krte ho iss site ko. Someone is guiding u providing everything... Every stuff related to HPPSC examination...what else u want??? Shame on u guys. Agar self respect hogi visit matt krna iss site ko

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  21. Marks of Pre and Mains out

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  22. Interview marks nhi hai usme...

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    1. ....wo kyu dene...outsiders bhi toh bahar karne humne bhayi Lol :D

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    2. Whosoever you are... So you have any ethics or morals..? Whatever u are saying ,can you consider yourself being worthy to select as an has or hps. Kisi kaam nhi aega tu Bhai jaisi mentality rkh rha h tu..

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  23. Hi khadu bhai,expected date for NAIB TEHSILDAR and HPAS prelims...

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    1. Naib Tehslidar likely in April. HPAS in May end or June

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  24. Khadu bhai,, we are waiting for interviews of successful candidates and a discussion post after final result.

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  25. Cutoff kitni gai hai pt ki

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  26. One thing more..... hpas pre GS paper will contain 33 percent question from himachal or not....because tomar said this before two yr....please clear

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    1. In HP GK Pre there will be only 20 questions. 20 X 2 = 40 Marks out of 200 Marks.

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  27. Hello KhaduBhai ji,
    Can you please explain how many chances are there for ex service man in HPAS and what is the exact age limit as everywhere it is written that as per HP govt rules but i did not find a copy of those rules, as far as UPSC , its age relaxation for 5 years i.e. 32 + 05, can you please guide the age limit in HPPSC for gen ex serviceman with max attempts. thanks in advance

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  28. what is excepted cut off pre hppsc 2016 in general study for general category

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  29. Hello KhaduBhai,

    Aptitude exam is a qualifying paper with 33% .Could you please tell me what exact no of questions need to be correct.I am assumming 33 questions?Please clarify how many questions need to be resolved correctly.

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    1. You need 66.67 marks to clear prelims. So have to do 34 questions accurately.

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  30. Thanks Khadubhai u meant clearing aptitude exam requires 34 question resolved correctly but General studies would still have a cut off.I am correct?

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  31. In mains exam.....can I write general studies paper in hindi language and optional subject eg. .anthropology in English language ....pls clear khadubhai...

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    1. No U have write GS Essay And Optional in Same language that U have chosen

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  32. Can anyone please mail mere their handwritten notes on hp gk from the wonderland himachal book please . My email id is s.thakur2255@gmail.com

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    1. Why don't ask for has post ....too...;-)....why only handwritten notes....change your attitude for better...

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  33. Can anybody guide me upon Sociology Part 1.... Haralambos Orange or bigger blue book...which one to prefer for Mains??...or any other guidance for part 1 !!!

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  34. .....do din mey na koi allu bika hai na adha kanda....guess am d only one preparing sociology....just praying examiner for geology and anthro changes dis tym .... lol

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  35. Hi khadu bhai, do you know sub inspector of police comes under which class 2nd or 3rd ?

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  36. Hello sir .. my allied mains form has been rejected for want of essential qualification. I have already attached all the required documents.i don't know what to do now ..kindly guide me ..

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    1. From where you got this information as there is no list uploaded on the site.If it is happen..call the hppsc

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  37. I hv got SMS from Hppsc...bt I hv deposited all the required documents and got them checked in commission enquiry office..

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  38. Go to hppsc office personally as soon as possible, and know the reason because exam centres will be allotted very soon and then you can't do anything.

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  39. Sir,what is the expected date for allied mains

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  40. hey guys ...mains allied exam will be held on 25 and 26 of feb .

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  41. Epfo exam on 26 .....they don't even think ....just wana pull back h.p. people ...to take benefit of exam....

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  42. Khadu Bhai can I change or edited my naib Tehsildaar on line application after submition. looking forward for help.

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  43. hello khadu bhai What is the age limit for Govt employees for appearing in HPAS EXAM LATEST

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  44. Mere applying for the exam ,

    Will it be counted as an attempt Used ???

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  45. Sir please clear if there is any minimum percentage requirement to get through in the mains

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