Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) has released notification for Himachal Pradesh Administrative Service Combined Competitive Exam (HPAS CCE) Examination 2017. HP PSC has conducted HPPSC HPAS 2017 preliminary examination followed by mains and interview for various posts in various Departments of Himachal Pradesh Government. All the candidates who have qualified the preliminary exam can fill their application form for the main exam. As per Prelims Exam Result declared by HPPSC 645 (Six Hundred forty-five) candidates have qualified for the Main Written Examination.

HPAS 2017 is conducted for filling the various posts like Administrative Service, Police Service, Tehsildar, Block Development Officer and Treasury Officer. All the vacant post can be filled through Combined Competitive Examination held by HPPSC.

Interested and eligible candidates can get the complete details of Himachal Administrative Service 2017 like Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, Admit Card, Answer Key, Result here.

Latest: Mains Exam dates have been announced. Check dates from the table given below.

 HPAS 2017 – Himachal Administrative Service

Event Dates
Date of Prelims Exam 25 Jun 2017
Date of Result of Prelims Exam 20 Sep 2017
Last date for submission of Main Exam 10 Oct 2017
Date of Main Exam 27-30 Nov 2017

Vacancy Details

Total No. of vacancies – 30

  • HP Administrative Service (Class I) – 4
  • HP Police Service (Class I) – 6
  • Tehsildar (Class I) – 7
  • HP Block Development Officers (Class I) – 6
  • HP Treasury Officers (Class II) – 7

Age Limit (As on 01.01.2017) – Between 21 years to 35 years.

Educational Qualification – Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent from a recognized University.

Selection Process – Candidates selection will be made on the basis of marks obtained in Written Examination (Preliminary & Main Examination) which will be followed by Personal Interview.

Application Fee 

  • Gen – Rs. 400/-
  • Candidates of Other states – Rs. 400/-
  • S.C. OF H.P. /S.T. OF H.P. /O.B.C. OF H.P. – Rs. 100/-
  • Ex-Servicemen of H.P. – Nil

How to Apply – Application Form for HPAS 2017 for filing the various posts can filled Online from the Official website Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC).

HPPSC HPAS Application Form 2017

Prelims Application form for HPPSC HPAS 2017 can be availed from the official website of HPPSC. Candidates who qualifies in the Prelims Exam have to fill HPAS Main Application form.

HPAS 2017 Eligibility Criteria

A candidate must be a citizen of India.

Minimum Educational Qualifications

  • A candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent from a recognized University.
  • A candidate who has appeared at an examination, the passing of which would render him eligible to appear at this examination but has not been informed of result, may apply for admission to the examination. A candidate, who intends to appear at such a qualifying examination, may also apply provided the qualifying examination is completed before the commencement of this examination.
  • Candidates who have passed the final professional MBBS or any other Medical Examination equivalent thereto but have not completed their internship by the time of submission of their application for the HAS etc. examination will be provisionally admitted.

Age Limits – A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 35 years on the first January – 2017.

Knowledge of customs, manners and dialects of Himachal Pradesh and suitability for appointment in the peculiar conditions prevailing in the Pradesh is a desirable qualification.

HPPSC HPAS Admit Card 2017

Candidates can download their Admit Card for HPPSC HPAS 2017 after the completion of Application process. Those candidates who filled their Application on or before the last date are eligible to download the HPAS 2017 Admit Card for prelims.

Scheme of Examination

Initially Preliminary examination will be held for all the applicants. 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.

Marks obtained by the candidates in the (Preliminary) examination will not be counted for the purpose of final order of merit. However, marks obtained in the Main written examination as well as in the viva-voce test would determine their final merit for selection.

Examination patter for prelims, mains and interview round is given below.

Preliminary Examination

It consisting of 02 papers based on objective type questions will be held. The duration of Papers I (General Studies) and II (Aptitude Test) is of two hours each. Both Paper I and Paper II shall be of 200 marks and there shall be 100 multiple choice type questions.

This preliminary examination will consist of two objective type papers (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 400 marks.

Negative Marking: There will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate. For each wrong answer one third of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

Preliminary Exam Papers Max Marks
Paper I – General Studies 200
Paper II – Aptitude Test 200

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Main Written Examination

The candidate shall specify in his/her application form the optional subject he/she desire to take. He /She may intimate any change of his/her intention to the Secretary, Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission not later than the last date prescribed for the receipt of Application. A candidate shall answer the Optional Paper in English or in Hindi as per his/her option.

The compulsory and optional subjects and maximum marks fixed for each Subject shall be as shown in the statement below:-

Compulsory Subjects
Subjects Max Marks
English 100
Hindi 100
Essay 100
General Studies – I 200
General Studies – II 200
General Studies – II 200
Optional Subject (One)
Paper I 100
Paper II 100
Viva-Voce 150

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The total number of candidate to be called for interview/personality test on the basis of written examination, shall not exceed three (3) times the number of the vacancies notified for recruitment through that examination.

HPPSC HPAS Answer Key 2017

Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) released the official Answer Keys for HPAS 2017 Exam held as per the schedule. Candidates can check the answer key on the official website of Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission or on this page (link given above).

HPPSC HPAS Result 2017

Result of HPPSC HPAS 2017 can be checked online at official website. Candidates can check HPAS 2017 Result for Prelims and Mains after the successful conduction of the Written Examination as per the schedule.

HPPSC HPAS Selection Process 2017

Himachal Pradesh Administrative Combined Competitive Examination will consist of three successive stages to complete the selection process.

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Written Examination
  • Viva-Voce

HPAS Preliminary examination

Initially, Preliminary examination consisting of 02 papers based on objective type (multiple choices) questions on the following pattern will be held. Qualified candidates in Prelims examination are only proceed or eligible for appearing the Main Examination.

HPAS Main Written Examination

The candidates declared qualified in the Preliminary examination will be entitled for admission to the Main written examination, if otherwise found eligible. The number of candidates to be called for Main written examination will be about 20 times of the total number of vacancies to be filled in on the basis of aforementioned examination.

No candidate shall be considered to have qualified the written examination unless he obtains at least 40% marks in Hindi and English (Compulsory Papers) and 45% marks in the aggregate. The marks obtained in English and Hindi (Compulsory Papers) will not be counted for the purpose of ranking though it would be necessary for the candidates to secure minimum 40% marks in each of these papers to qualify.

The candidates, who qualify the main examination, will have to download the call letter for the interview. No separate call letters will be sent for Main examination.

HPAS Viva-Voce

The number of candidates to be called for viva-voce test after the Main written examination by the Commission shall be at its discretion on the basis of marks obtained by them in the Main written examination only. As far as possible this number will be three times the total number of vacancies.

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