HPPSC HPAS 2020: Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission has rescheduled the mains exam dates to December 01 to 07, 2020. Earlier, the answer key of the preliminary exam of HPAS 2020 was published at hppsc.hp.gov.in. The preliminary stage exam of HPAS 2020 was held on September 13, 2020. HPPSC HPAS notification is released for filling up 26 vacancies in the state administrative services. Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services (HPAS) is a state-level combined competitive examination consisting of three selection stages namely preliminary exam, main exam, and final interview. Get here all the details of HPPSC HPAS 2020 including the application process, admit card, answer key, result, vacancies, notification, exam pattern.
Latest: The mains exam of HPAS-2020 has been rescheduled. Check below.
HPPSC HPAS 2020
Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission conducts the HPAS in three selection stages. Candidates must apply for the exam before the last date and wait for the admit cards to release. Admit cards are also issued separately before each stage of the exam. Note all the important dates of HPAS 2020 from here so as to not miss any event.
|HPAS 2020||Important Dates|
|Last date to apply||10 Feb 2020|
|Release of admit card||To be announced|
|Preliminary Exam Date|
13 Sep 2020
|Preliminary Answer key||16 Sep 2020|
|Declaration of Preliminary Result||To be announced|
|Mains exam date|
01 to 07 Dec 2020
(except 06 Dec)
|Declaration of Mains Result||To be announced|
|Final Interview||To be announced|
|Declaration of Final result||To be announced|
Overview of HPPSC HPAS 2020
An brief overview of the HPPSC HPAS 2020 exam has been provided below for the convenience of our readers. Check out the fundamental aspects of the exam and scroll down to know everything in detail in this article.
|Name of Exam||Himachal Pradesh Administrative Service Exam|
|Conducting Body||Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission|
|Frequency||Once a year|
|Last Conducted in||2019|
|Exam Fees||Rs 400/-|
|Mode of application||Online|
|Mode of exam||Offline|
HPPSC HPAS 2020 Answer Key
After the examination, candidates can download the HPAS answer key 2020. To download the answer key, candidates have to visit hppsc.hp.gov.in. The HPAS answer keys are released in PDF format. After the release of the HPAS answer key for the prelims exam, the window to raise objection opens. A revised and final answer key of HPAS 2020 is released on the website. There is no provision for the re-evaluation and re-checking of the final answer keys.
Latest update on HPPSC HPAS 2020
Mains Exam Date Announced!
Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission has rescheduled the mains exam date of Himachal Pradesh Administrative Service Examinations at the official website, hppsc.hp.gov.in. The Himachal Pradesh Administrative Service (mains) Examination 2020 is scheduled from December 01 to 07, 2020 (except the date December 06, 2020).
Click here to check the detailed notice.
HPPSC HPAS 2020 Exam Pattern
Check the examination pattern for HPAS 2020 exam pattern below:
- Type of questions: Multiple choice questions (objective type)
- Duration of examination: Each paper is conducted for 02 hours.
- Number of papers: 02 papers – General Studies (Paper 1) and Aptitude test (Paper 2)
- Maximum marks: 400 marks
- Number of questions: 200 questions.
- Marking scheme: There will be negative marking in HPAS 2020. For correct answers, +2 marks are awarded.
- Distribution of questions:
|Subject||No. of questions||Maximum marks|
|Total||200 questions||400 marks|
HPAS 2020 Syllabus
For the preparation of examination, candidates may refer to the HPAS syllabus provided below:
Syllabus of Prelims
Paper-I General Studies (Code No.01)
- History, geography, political, art & culture and socio-economic development of Himachal Pradesh.
- Currents events of national and international importance.
- History of India and Indian national movement.
- Indian and World Geography
- Indian polity and governance
- Economic and social development
- General issues on environmental ecology, bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization
- General Science.
Paper-II Aptitude Test (Code No.02)
- Interpersonal skills including communication skills
- Logical reasoning and analytical ability
- Problem-Solving and Decision Making
- General mental ability
- Baisc mumeracy, data interpretation (charts, graphs, data sufficincy, etc) , orders of magnitude, – Of class 10th level.
- Comprehension skills English language (of Class 10th level)
Preparation Tips for HPPSC HPAS 2020
Needless to say, one must start preparing in time and guided by a strategic plan to crack the HPPSC HPAS 2020 exam. It is only through extensive study and consistent revisions that one can expect to perform well in the exam. Therefore, we have included some useful strategies for preparation here below.
1: At first, focus on having a clear understanding of all fundamental concepts and basic understanding. For this, refer to notes, textbooks and one can even lookup internet sources.
2: Develop a study plan for preparations for the exam. The plan must include all the subjects of preparation and therefore must be completed well in time before the exam. Set milestones and achieve these within specified timelines.
3: Take notes of important points to remember as well as any other important items that are relevant. These can help to memorize whatever one studies more efficiently and also serve as last-minute revision materials.
4: Refer to previous year papers to have a clear understanding of the marks distribution, weightage of marks across sections, etc. One can also come across questions that are repeated over the years.
5: Candidates are also advised to take help from mock tests and solved papers to get acquainted with the exam pattern and increase the number of good attempts.
HPPSC HPAS 2020 Admit Card
The candidates can download the HPAS admit card from the official website. Visit the official website of HPPSC, hppsc.hp.gov.in for downloading the admit card. Applicants have to login using their user ID to get e-admit card. HPPSC releases hall ticket 03 weeks prior to the examination date. Admit cards are not sent to candidates through post.
Candidates are advised to carry HPAS e-admit card to the exam centre. The details that are present on the admit card are as follows:
- Name and year of the examination
- Enrollment ID
- Application number form number
- Roll number
- Name of the candidate
- Date of birth
- Complete address of the candidates as given in the application form.
Examination Centres for HPPSC HPAS 2020
In the official notification, the centers for the preliminary examination is given. These exam centers can be altered in the future at the discretion of the Commission. The same is informed to candidates through the notice. The HPAS main examination will be at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Till then, check the preliminary examination centers for HPAS 2020
HPPSC HPAS 2020 Result
HPPSC declares the HPAS result online at the official website, hppsc.hp.gov.in. Information for the release of the HPAS 2020 result is sent to the candidate through email or SMS. HPAS result is declared in PDF format having category wise roll numbers of the selected candidates. The final result of the candidates is prepared based on the marks secured in the main exam and interview round.
HPPSC HPAS 2020 Notification
The official notification is released for HPAS through Advt. No. 01/2020. Check out the excerpts from the first page of the HPPSC HPAS 2020 exam below. Scroll down to get the download links of the complete notification near the end of this page.
HPPSC HPAS 2020 Vacancies
This year, HPPSC has announced a total of 26 vacancies to be filled up for the Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services (HPAS). Check the category wise division of HPAS 2020 vacancies below:
HPPSC HPAS 2020 Application Form
The application procedure for HPPSC HPAS 2020 is conducted online. Candidates have to visit the official website and fill up the HPAS application form before the last day. One must note that the subject selection for the Main exam must be done while applying for the exam. Read on to know more about the application process.
How to apply?
- First, candidates have to visit the official website, hppsc.hp.gov.in.
- Click on the ‘apply online’ tab present on the HPPSC home page.
- Start registering by clicking on ‘new user’.
- After the registration process, start the HPAS 2020 application procedure
- Enter all necessary information in the HPAS application form.
- Pay the required application fee and submit the HPAS 2020 application form.
|Candidates of other states||Rs.400/-|
|SC of HP/ ST of HP/ OBC of HP/ UR BPL of HP/ Ex-service man|
of HP (who are relieved from defence service on their own request)
|Ex-Servicemen of H.P. (who are relieved from Defence Services |
after completion of normal tenure)/ Visually Impaired of H.P.,/
Blind of H.P./ and Female candidates.
Mode of payment
Candidates can pay the application fee for HPPSC HPAS 2020 using the following methods:
- Debit card
- Credit card
- Net banking through e-payment gateway
HPPSC HPAS 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Complete details of eligibility to apply for the HPPSC HPAS 2020 recruitment exam has been provided below. Read on to know the minimum educational qualifications and the age limitations.
- Candidates who have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent can apply for the HPAS exam.
- Candidates who have passed MBBS or any other medical examination, are eligible for the post, provided that they have not completed their internship at the time of application.
- Candidates whose results are pending for the exam that they have already taken are also eligible for the post. (Note: The examination should not hamper the procedure of HPAS).
- Minimum age limit: 21 years
- Maximum age limit: 35 years
For more information about HPPSC HPAS 2020, download Official Notification
HPPSC HPAS 2020 Recruitment Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : The official website for HPPSC HPAS where candidates can get all updates is hppsc.hp.gov.in.
Ans : HPPSC has declared 26 vacancies for HPPSC HPAS.
Ans : Candidates have to pay Rs.400/- as HPPSC HPAS application fee.
Ans : Candidates who wish to apply for HPPSC HPAS must have bachelor's degree.