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HPSC RECRUITMENT - Notification, eligibility, Important Dates, Admit Card and more 2021


Haryana Public Service Commission or HPSC serves as the civil service commission handling the recruitment of several state government officials. HPSC oversees the state government employees operating under its scrutiny.

Due to the pandemic, many of the previously announced dates stand altered, but here are the details you might need:

HPSC HCS 2021 At A Glance

OrganizationHaryana Public Service Commission (HPSC)
Vacant PostsState Services
Total Vacancies156
Application ModeOnline
Selection ProcessHPSC HCS Prelims Exam, HPSC HCS Mains Exam, Interview
Official Website

HPSC HCS 2021 Notification

As per the notification dated 03/2021, the HPSC HCS 2021 exam details have been released. You can view it here when it is announced.

HPSC HCS Exam Date 2021

The online application for HPSC HCS 2021 has already closed. You can find all the important notifications here in the table below:

HPSC HCS Notification Date26 February 2021
Start Date for Online Application3 March 2021
Last Date for Online Application2 April 2021
Admit Card3 weeks before Prelims
HPSC HCS Prelims Exam22 August 2021
HPSC HCS Mains ExamDecember (tentative)
HPSC HCS InterviewJanuary-February 2022 (tentative)
Result DeclarationMarch-April 022 (tentative)

Eligibility Criteria for HPSC HCS Posts

Luckily for HPSC HCS employees, the HPSC HCS recruitment exam doesn’t have stringent eligibility criteria. Here’s how it looks like:

  • A graduate degree from a recognized state university in any field of discipline
  • Adhering to the age limit of minimum 21 and maximum 42

Age Limit

Here is a list of the age limits you have to adhere to for applying for the vacant posts:

  • Minimum Age: 21 years
  • Maximum Age: 42 years

Note: The calculations are to be done as of 1 January 2021

Age Relaxation Guidelines:

CategoryAge relaxation
Backward Class of Haryana (A and B)5 years
SC/ST5 years
Unmarried Female candidates (including divorced/ separated women)3 years
PH/ PwD (Haryana)10 years
PH PwD (SC/ST)15 years

HPSC HCS Exam Application Fee

CategoryApplication fee
General category male including Dependent Son of Ex-Serviceman of Haryana/ Male candidates of General Category and reserved categories of other statesINR 1000
Females candidates (General category) including Female Dependents of ESM (Haryana only)/ Female candidates (General category) and reserved categories of other StatesINR 250
Male, Female candidates (SC/ BC-A/ BC -B/ ESM) (Haryana only)INR 250
PwD with at least 40% disability (Haryana only)NIL

HPSC HCS 2021 Application Form

It had been notified that the HPSC HCS online applications were available from the following dates:

3 March 2021 to 2 April 2021

You can apply for HPSC HCS recruitment 2021 here.

Steps to Apply for HPSC HCS Recruitment 2021

If you are planning to sit for the HPSC HCS exam of 2021, here’s the application procedure you need to follow diligently:

  • Go to the official website and register yourself with your personal and contact details.
  • Fill out the HPSC HCS application form 2021.
  • Upload the required scanned photographs and documents.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Keep a copy of the submitted form for future reference.

Admit Card

The admit cards for the HPSC HCS exam 2021 are yet to be released by the officials. Keep checking the official website to get access to the admit cards.

List of Vacancies

You can find more about the list of vacancies below:

Post NameTotal Vacancies
HCS (Ex. Br.)48
District Food & Supplies Controller (DFSC)05
‘A’ Class Tehsildar04
Assistant. Registrar Co. Op. Societies (ARCS)01
Assistant. Excise & Taxation Officer (AETO)05
Block Development & Panchayat Officer (BDPO)46
Traffic Manager (TM)03
District Food & Supplies Officer (DFSO)02
Assistant. Employment Officer (AEO)21
Total Vacancies156

HPSC HCS Exam 2021 Reservation List

  • SC/BC-A/ BC-B/PwD/ESM/ESP and EWS candidates who are domiciled in the state of Haryana will be eligible for reservation.
  • If you are a woman candidate seeking reservation under the SC/BC-A/BC-B category, you'll be required to submit your Caste Certificate. Certificate from in-laws will not be welcome.
  • If posts under reserved categories of Haryana are not available, you can apply under the General category. However, in such cases, you must fulfil the eligibility criteria barring the application fee. Attach a scanned copy of your caste certificate to claim fees concession.
  • Reserved category students from another state will be judged against the posts for General/Unreserved Category and thus will be considered General or Unreserved category candidates.
  • Reservation for freedom fighters and their children or grandchildren of Haryana are included within the relaxations offered for Ex-servicemen or Backward Classes. 2% of posts will be reserved for freedom fighters, their children, or their grandchildren.

HPSC HCS Exam Selection Process

The HPSC HCS Exam 2021 recruitment takes place in the following steps:

  • HPSC HCS Prelims Exam
  • HPSC HCS Mains Exam
  • Interview

HPSC HCS Exam 2021 Exam Pattern

Here's how the HPSC HCS 2021 paper will look like:

HPSC Exam StageNumber of PapersMarks
HCS Prelims Exam2100
HCS Main Written Exam5600
HCS Personality TestNA75
Total Marks675

The score breakup for the HCS Prelims 2021 looks like this:

SectionsNumber of QuestionsMarks
General Studies100100
Civil Services Aptitude Test(CSAT)(Qualifying only)100
Total Marks100

The score breakup for the HCS Mains 2021 looks like this:

Paper No.SectionsMarks
Paper-IEnglish(including Essay)100
Paper-IIHindi(Including Essay)100
Paper-IIIGeneral Studies100
Paper-IVOptional Subject 1150
Paper-VOptional Subject 2150
Total Marks600

The Personality Test interview at the end of Prelims and Mains 2021 consists of 75 marks.

HPSC HCS Exam 2021 Syllabus

Paper-I: General Studies

  • General Science: Concepts of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
  • Current Affairs
  • Indian History and Indian National Movement
  • Indian/ World Geography
  • Indian Polity and Economy
  • General Mental Ability
  • Social, economic, linguistic, and cultural institutions of Haryana

Paper-II: Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT)

  • Reading comprehension
  • Decision-making/ problem solving
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Logical reasoning/ analytical ability
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy up to Class 10 level
  • Data interpretation up to Class 10 level

HPSC HCS 2021 Mains Syllabus

Paper-I: English

  • Precise writing
  • Comprehension skills
  • Essay
  • Word usage and vocabulary
  • General Grammar knowledge
  • Composition or Essay

Paper-II: Hindi

  • English to Hindi passage translation
  • Letter/ precise writing
  • Elaboration on Hindi passage
  • Composition
  • Essay

Paper-III: General Studies (to be divided into 2 parts)

Part 1

  • History of Modern India
  • Indian Geography
  • Indian Polity
  • History of Indian culture
  • Current national issues

Part 2

  • India/the World
  • Indian Economy
  • Developments in science and technology, as well as communication and space
  • Statistical analysis, graphs, and diagrams

Paper IV and V

There are 23 subjects for applicants to choose from as their optional subject:

  1. Agriculture
  2. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Service
  3. Botany
  4. Chemistry
  5. Civil Engineering
  6. Commerce and Accountancy
  7. Economics
  8. Electrical Engineering
  9. English Literature
  10. Geography
  11. Hindi Literature
  12. Indian History
  13. Law
  14. Mathematics
  15. Mechanical Engineering
  16. Physics
  17. Political Science and International Relations
  18. Psychology
  19. Public Administration
  20. Punjabi Literature
  21. Sociology
  22. Sanskrit Literature
  23. Zoology

Note: There are a few combinations that you cannot opt for: Political science and International relations + Public Administration/ Agriculture + Animal husbandry and veterinary service/ Hindi, English, Sanskrit, and Punjabi literature/ Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering

HPSC HCS 2021 Interview

The dates for the HPSC HCS interview are yet to be released by the officials. Keep checking the official website to know the interview dates when they are uploaded.

HPSC HCS 2021 Result

The dates for the declaration of results of the HPSC HCS exam 2021 is yet to be released by the officials. Keep checking the official website to know the result dates when they are uploaded.

HPSC HCS Exam 2021 Cut-offs

The cut-offs for HPSC HCS 2021 are:

CategoryCut off
Generalto be released
BCBto be released
BCAto be released
SCto be released
Ex-Serviceman-Generalto be released
Ex-Serviceman-SCto be released
Ex-Serviceman-BCAto be released

HPSC HCS Job Profile

Here’s what the HPSC HCS recruitment posts primarily include:

  • Maintaining law and order.
  • Collecting land revenue and dealing with revenue-related court matters
  • Implementing Union and State Government policies and schemes
  • Working at the Block level

HPSC HCS Recruitment Salary Details

Position NameSalary
Haryana Civil Service (Executive Branch)Level-10: INR 39100-56100/ Grade Pay: INR 5400
Deputy superintendent of policeLevel-9: INR 9300-34800/ Grade Pay: INR 5400
Assistant Registrar Co-operative SocietiesINR 9300-34800/ Grade Pay: INR 4600
OthersLevel-7: INR 44900

HPSC HCS Exam 2021 Exam Analysis

These are the key topics that were noticed frequenting the HPSC HCS exam papers:

  • Information Technology and its applications
  • General Knowledge/Awareness on current National issues
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Mathematical ability
  • Numerical Aptitude
  • General Mental ability
  • Analytical ability
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Basic Numeracy and Data Interpretation
  • Comprehension

HPSC HCS Preparation Tips

Here are a few tips to help you prepare for the HPSC HCS 2021 Exam:

  • Make sure you have prepared a fixed schedule for your daily preparation.
  • Be thorough with Haryana State-board books.
  • Develop reading habits that enhance your knowledge in history, geography, polity, and sciences.
  • Practice last years question papers and sample papers.
  • Practice your speaking skills for the interview.
  • Read State-specific newspapers.
  • Sit for numerous mock tests.

HPSC HCS Question Papers

Here are a few previous years question papers for HPSC HCS:

For the HPSC HCS Mains exam, be thorough with the topics of Indian and Haryana economy, polity, and society in general.

Check out the HPSC official website for more previous years papers.

HPSC HCS 2021 Books

HPSC HCS General Studies

  • Science and Technology for Civil Services Examinations: Ravi P Agrahari
  • Encyclopedia of General Science for General Competitions: Experts Compilation

HPSC HCS Current Affairs

  • Manorama Yearly Book: Mammen Mathew

HPSC HCS History

  • Ancient and Medieval India(New edition): Poonam Dalal Dahiya
  • A Brief History of Modern India: Spectrum Books

HPSC HCS Indian Culture

  • Indian Heritage, Art and Culture: Madhukar Kumar Bhagat
  • Indian Art and Culture: Nitin Singhania


  • Indian Polity - For Civil Services and Other State Examinations: M. Laxmikanth
  • Constitution of India And Indian Polity For Civil Services Preliminary and Main Examinations: SG Subramanian

HPSC HCS Geography

  • Indian and World Geography For Civil Services Preliminary and Main Examinations: Majid Husain
  • Geography (New edition): Rajiv Ahir

HPSC HCS Economy

  • Indian Economy For Civil Services and Other Competitive Examinations: Nitin Singhania
  • Indian Economy: Aman Soni

HPSC HCS Study Plan

Here's how you should plan your study hours to make to most out of them:

  • Keep a fresh mind when you sit down to study. Make sure there are few distractions. It is essential to have a calm mind to retain the information you study.
  • Divide your focus on your speaking skills and your theoretical knowledge.
  • Ensure you have the previous years' papers and a few mock test centres around to sit for practice tests.
  • Keep your eyes and ears open so that you are always up to date with current affairs. This is one of the best ways to learn. Watch news channels, read newspapers and magazines.
  • If reading too many books get exhausting, switch to alternative modes of learning that are more interesting: watch videos related to your study topics, find out movies and literary works on the core themes that will help you learn without sitting down and burying your head in a book.

Keeping track of the HPSC HCS exam 2021 details will aid you to get closer to your dream job at HPSC. Do note your application number and the last date of submission for the application fee.

Prepare well before the exams and practice instilling confidence within yourself. Go through the syllabi and exam patterns carefully to ace the HPSC HCS 2021 exam with ease!