HCS Exam Pattern:
The Haryana Public Service Commission is responsible for conducting the Haryana Civil services examination. The HCS notification has been released on the HPSC website. The HCS exam pattern is a must for the systematic preparation of the exam.
Date of start of registration of application: July 2020
Last date to submit completed application: August 2020
|General category candidates male including Dependent Son of Ex-Serviceman of Haryana/ Male candidates of General Category and all reserved categories of other states||1000/-|
|For all Females candidates of General category including Female Dependents of ESM of Haryana only/ Female candidates of General category and all reserved categories of other States||250/-|
|For Male & Female candidates of SC/ BC-A/ BC -B/ ESM categories of Haryana only.||250/-|
|For all PwD category candidates (with at least 40% disability) of Haryana only||No application fee|
The HCS exam is conducted in 3 phases, these include the following:
- Preliminary exam
- Main exam
- Personality test/ interview
HCS Exam pattern:
- The exam is a pen and pare based offline examination.
- The exam consists of multiple choice objective questions.
- The candidate is provided with an OMR sheet to mark the answers to the questions asked.
- The exam consists of 2 papers which include:
- General Studies 1
- The total duration for the exam is 2 hours/ 120 minutes for each paper.
- The total number of questions asked are 100 per paper.
- The total weightage of the exam is 100 marks each.
- The marking scheme is as follows:
- Correct answer: + 1 mark
- Incorrect answer: – 0.25 marks will be deducted
|Subject||No. of Questions||Total Marks||Duration|
|General Studies||100||100||2 hours|
|General Aptitude||100||100||2 hours|
- The main exam is a pen and paper based offline examination.
- The exam consists of subjective and descriptive questions.
- The exam consists of 5 papers, which include the following:
- English and English essay
- Hindi and Hindi Essay
- General studies
- Optional subject 1
- Optional subject 2
- The duration of the exam is 3 hours each.
- The total weightage of the exam is 600 marks.
|Paper 1: English ( including English Essay)||3 Hours||100|
|Paper 2: Hindi ( including Hindi Essay in Devanagari Script)||3 Hours||100|
|Paper 3: General Studies||3 Hours||100|
|Paper 4: General Studies – IV & V: Two optional Subjects to be selected from the list.||3 Hours||300 (150*2)|
- The candidates who secure merit in the main exam are called for personality test.
For any further details regarding HCS exam pattern check the website at http://hpsc.gov.in/ .