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The Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) released the HPSC HCS Mains Exam 2024. The results of the HPSC preliminary examination were announced on the commission’s official website. Candidates who pass this round are eligible to move on to the mains examination, which is scheduled for March 30 and 31. This article covers everything you need to know about the HPSC HCS Notification 2024.

HPSC HCS Mains Exam Date 2024

The Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) released the HPSC HCS Mains Exam Date which is scheduled for 30 and 31 March 2024. This is a great opportunity for candidates eagerly awaiting the various positions in HPSC. For further information on the HPSC HCS Mains Exam Date 2024, please refer to the article provided below.

HPSC HCS Mains Exam Date 2024

HPSC HCS Notification 2024

The Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) issued the Haryana Civil Services (HCS) notification on the official website of HPSC.  The official notification PDF for HPSC HCS 2024 is available on the commission’s official website at hpsc.gov.in. Aspiring candidates are advised to carefully review the comprehensive details provided in the HPSC HCS Notification 2024, covering eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, and more.

HPSC HCS Exam 2024 Overview

The Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) has formally released the Haryana Civil Services (HCS) Examination 2023-2024, presenting an excellent opportunity for prospective candidates. The notification introduces 121 vacancies for the Haryana Civil Services. To gain a comprehensive understanding, candidates can refer to the overview of HPSC HCS Exam 2024 provided in the table below.

HPSC HCS Exam 2024 Overview
Name of Organization Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC)
Name of Post Haryana Civil Services (HCS)
Notification Released
Vacancies 121
Job Location Haryana
Category HPSC HCS Notification 2023-24
Official website hpsc.gov.in

Check out HPSC HCS Calendar 2024

HPSC HCS Exam 2024 Important Dates

Aspiring candidates who intend to participate in the recruitment process for the HPSC HCS Mains Exam can check the following important dates provided in the table below:

HPSC HCS Exam 2024 Important Dates
Events Dates
Notification Released 17 November 2023
HPSC HCS Registration Begins on 1 December 2023
HPSC HCS Apply Last Date  25 December 2023 (11:55 PM)
HPSC HCS Prelims Admit Card 2 February 2024
HPSC HCS Prelims Exam Date 11 February 2024
HPSC HCS Mains Exam Date 30-31 March 2024
HPSC Main Admit Card  Released

HPSC HCS Vacancy 2024

Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) has released the notification for the recruitment of a total no. of 121 vacancies under HPSC HCS Notification 2024. Interested candidates can check the HPSC HCS 2024 Vacancy details in the table below.

Post Name Gen / UR SC BC (A) BC (B) EWS Total
HCS (Ex. Br.) 01 01 01 03
DSP 03 02 01 06
ETO 03 04 01 08
DFSC 01 01 02
ARCS 01 01
AETO 12 03 03 01 19
BDPO 21 08 04 02 02 37
TM 03 01 04
DFSO 01 01
AEO 05 04 01 01 01 12
‘A’ Class Naib Tehsildar 09 08 04 03 04 28
Total 55 31 19 07 09 121

HPSC HCS Apply Online Date Extended

On 21 December, the Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) announced for the general information of the candidates that the Commission has decided to extend the closing date to apply online for the posts of HCS (Ex. Br.) & Other Allied Services Examination 2023 from 21.12.2023 to 25.12.2023 (Monday) till 11:55 PM.

Click here to Download HPSC HCS 2024 Notice PDF

HPSC HCS Application Form 2024

The notice, released in November 2023, contains a live link to an online application that ended on 25 December 2023 (11:55 PM). To take part in the HPSC HCS Exam 2024, applicants are required to submit their information through the online portal, along with the uploading of essential images and documents. It is crucial to ensure accurate and complete information during the application process to be eligible for the examination. Failure to furnish accurate information may lead to disqualification from the exam.

Click Here to Apply Online for HPSC HCS Exam 2024 (Window Closed)

HPSC HCS Application Fee

Candidates can apply online for the HPSC HCS 2024 exam, candidates have to pay the HPSC HCS application fee. In the table provided below you can check the category-wise Application Fee for HPSC HCS Exam 2024:

HPSC HCS 2024 Application Fee
Category Application Fee
Male (General Other State) ₹1000/-
Male/Female (OBC, SC, ST & EWS) ₹250/-
PH (Haryana) ₹0/-
Payment Mode Online

How to Apply Online for HPSC HCS Exam 2024

To submit an application form for the Haryana Civil Services 2024 exam, candidates need to know the procedure available below.

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of HPSC at https://hpsc.gov.in/.
  • Step 2: Find HCS 2024 Registration, and complete it.
  • Step 3: Log in with your Application Number and Date Of Birth.
  • Step 4: Fill in your basic and educational details.
  • Step 5: Upload required documents with photograph and signature.
  • Step 6: Pay the examination fee using the provided payment method.
  • Step 7: Click on the ‘Submit’ button
  • Step 8: Then take a printout for Future Reference

HPSC HCS Notification 2024 PDF

According to the Official Notification PDF released by the HPSC, a total of 121 posts will be filled under the HPSC HCS Recruitment this year, and the student who wants to apply for this HPSC HCS Exam 2023-24 must have passed graduation from any recognized university in India. Below you can download the HPSC HCS Notification PDF for 2024.

Click Here to Download HPSC HCS Notification 2024 PDF

HPSC HCS Admit Card 2024

The HPSC HCS Mains Admit Card 2024 has been released by the Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) for the Haryana Civil Service examination. Candidates who have qualified for the HPSC HCS Prelims examination can get their Hall Ticket from the official HPSC portal at https://hpsc.gov.in/. To download the HPSC Mains Admit Card 2024 candidates are required to fill out essential login details, including Registration Number, Date of Birth, and Gender.

HPSC HCS 2024 Posts

The Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) will recruit candidates for various posts in the state of Haryana. Candidates can check below a list of posts available during each recruitment cycle.

  • Officer in HCS Executive Branch
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP
  • District Food & Supplies Controller
  • Excise & Taxation Officer
  • Tehsildar (Class A)
  • Assistant Excise & Taxation Officer (AETO
  • Assistant Registrar Cooperative Societies (ARCS)
  • Block Development and Panchayat Officer (BDPO)
  • District Food & Supplies Officer (DFSO)
  • Traffic Manager (TM)
  • Assistant Employment Officer (AEO)
  • Others

HPSC HCS 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for the HPSC HCS Exam 2024 in terms of educational qualification and age limit are as follows.

Age Limit: Candidates must be under the age limit provided in the HPSC HCS Notification 2023. Post-wise wise required age limit is mentioned below.

Post Name Minimum Age Maximum Age
DSP 18 27
Others Posts 18 42

Educational Qualification: One must possess a graduate degree from a UGC-recognized University. This exam requires candidates to have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. Even if you’re in the last year of your Bachelor’s program, you can still apply.

Post Education Qualification
Haryana Civil Sevices (HCS) Graduate (UGC-recognized University)

HPSC Number of Attempts: There is no set limit on the number of times applicants can attempt the exam, according to the Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC). Applicants can keep taking the exam until they reach the age limit.

HPSC Physical Standards for DSP: To be eligible for the DSP position, candidates must satisfy specific physical requirements. Prospective applicants are advised to review the following listed Physical Requirements.

Category Minimum Height Unexpanded Chest Expanded Chest
Unreserved/SEBC 5’7” or 170.18 cm 33”/ 83.82 cm 34.5”/ 87.63 cm
SC/ST 5’2” or 170.18 cm Not Applicable Not Applicable

HPSC HCS 2024 Selection Process

The selection process for the Haryana Civil Services 2024 exam consists of three stages, which are as follows.

  1. Prelims: This stage is designed to select candidates for the next round, It’s a qualifying exam with 200 marks.
  2. Mains: Shortlisted candidates from the preliminary exam will be called for the mains exam, which is a written exam with a higher weightage of 600 marks.
  3. Interview: Candidates who clear the mains exam proceed to the next stage which is the personality test, which carries 75 marks.

HPSC HCS 2024 Syllabus

Aspirants can check the Syllabus for the upcoming HPSC HCS Exam 2024.

HPSC Prelims Syllabus

There are only two papers in the HPSC HCS 2024 Prelims exam and the syllabus for both subjects is given below.

Paper I – General Studies

  • General Science: Including Knowledge of concepts of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
  • Current Affairs: Recent happenings in India and the World.
  • History of India & Indian National Movement
  • Indian and World Geography
  • Indian Polity and Economy: Constitution of India and Economic development in the country, Basic concepts of Economics.
  • General Mental Ability: Testing Reasoning and Analytical abilities.
  • Haryana- Social, Economic, and Cultural institutions, Economy and People, and Language of Haryana.

Paper II – Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT)

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Decision-making and problem-solving
  • Interpersonal skills, including Communication skills
  • Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability
  • General Mental Ability
  • Basic Numeracy (Class 10 level)
  • Data Interpretation (Class 10 level)

HPSC Mains Syllabus

Candidates can check the Syllabus for the HPSC HCS Mains exam given below based on subjects.

Paper I: English

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

Paper II: Hindi

  • Translation of English passage to Hindi
  • Letter or precise writing
  • Explanation of Hindi passage (concerning poetry or prose)
  • Composition (idioms, proverbs, etc.)
  • Essay (choice of topics will be given)

Paper III: General Studies

This paper is divided into two parts, and the two parts contain different topics as they are listed below.

Part 1

  • History of Modern India & Indian Culture
  • Geography of India
  • Indian Polity
  • Current National Issues and Topics of Social Relevance

Part 2

  • India and the World
  • Indian Economy
  • Developments in the fields of Science and Technology, Communication and Space
  • Statistical Analysis, Graphs and Diagrams

Paper IV and V (Optional Subjects)

A list of 23 subjects is given by HPSC to the applicants to choose their optional papers:

  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

HPSC HCS 2024 Exam Pattern

HPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam Pattern

  • HCS Prelims result is determined by the marks obtained in the General Studies Paper, while the CSAT paper is considered qualifying with a requirement of 33% marks.
  • Negative marking: 0.25 for every incorrect answer.
  • Exam mode: Offline (Objective Multiple Choice Questions).
Subject Questions Marks Time
General Studies 100 100 2 Hours
Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT)- Qualifying 100 100 2 Hours

HPSC Civil Services Mains Exam Pattern

  • Candidates called for the HPSC HCS Mains Examination will be 12 times the number of vacancies.
  • Candidates must choose two optional subjects from a list of 23 options.
  • The HPSC main exam consists of five conventional essay-type question papers.
  • Exam mode: Descriptive.
Paper No. Subject Marks Time
Paper-I English (Including Essay) 100 3 Hours
Paper-II Hindi (Including Essay) 100 3 Hours
Paper-III General Studies 200 3 Hours
Paper-IV Optional Subject 200 3 Hours

HPSC HCS 2024 Interview

Candidates achieving marks equal to or surpassing the HCS cut-off will be invited to participate in a personality test/interview conducted by the HPSC. For candidates to qualify for the HCS interview, a minimum aggregate of 45% in all main written question papers and 33% in both Hindi and English is required. The HPSC will schedule the personality test for several candidates three times the total vacancies announced for the HCS examination.

HPSC HCS 2024 Salary

Candidates can check the HPSC HCS 2024 Post-wise Salary details provided below in the table. You can also check the Grade pay, Basic pay, Salary per month, and In-Hand Salary per month.

Post name Pay Scale Grade Pay Basic Pay Total Salary per month (Approx.) @ 28% DA In-Hand Salary per month (Approx.)
Officer in HCS Executive Branch 15600-39100 5400 56100 77000-83000 66000-72000
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP 9300-34800 5400 53100 71000-76000 63000-68000
District Food & Supplies Controller 9300-34800 4600 44900 62000-66000 54000-58000
Excise & Taxation Officer 9300-34800 5400 53100 71000-76000 63000-68000
Tehsildar (Class A) 9300-34800 4600 44900 62000-66000 54000-58000
Assistant Excise & Taxation Officer (AETO 9300-34800 4600 44900 62000-66000 54000-58000
Assistant Registrar Cooperative Societies (ARCS) 9300-34800 4600 44900 62000-66000 54000-58000
Block Development and Panchayat Officer (BDPO) 9300-34800 4600 44900 62000-66000 54000-58000
District Food & Supplies Officer (DFSO) 9300-34800 4600 44900 62000-66000 54000-58000
Traffic Manager (TM 9300-34800 4600 44900 62000-66000 54000-58000
Assistant Employment Officer (AEO) 9300-34800 4600 44900 62000-66000 54000-58000


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When the HPSC HCS 2024 Notification will be released?

HPSC HCS 2023 is released on 17th November 2023.

How to Apply for HPSC HCS Recruitment 2024?

Apply Online for HPSC HCS 2024 from the website hpsc.gov.in

What is the HPSC HCS 2024 Mains Exam Date?

HPSC HCS Mains Exam will be held on 30 and 31 March 2024.

Who conducts the Haryana Public Selection Commission (HPSC) Exam?

The Haryana Public Selection Commission (HPSC) conducts the exam. It is a state-level recruitment exam for various government job vacancies in Haryana.

What is the duration of each paper in HPSC exam?

The duration of each paper in HPSC exam will be 2 hours. Candidates will have to complete the paper within the given time limit.

In which languages will HPSC exam be conducted?

HPSC exam will be conducted in both English and Hindi languages. Candidates can choose the language in which they are more comfortable.

Is the HCS exam tough?

Yes, the HCS (Haryana Civil Service) exam is one of the toughest government recruitment exams.

When will HPSC HCS Admit Card 2024 release?

HPSC HCS Mains Admit Card 2024 will be released on 24 march 2024.