HPSC Online 2020 – HPSC Recruitment, Calendar, Admit Card, Result

HPSC or Haryana Public Service Commission has released the application form to recruit candidates in various posts of IAS (Indian Administrative Service) Cadre from non-SCS Officers in Haryana. HPSC is a state-level competitive examination conducted by the State Government of Haryana in every year.

The official notice for HPSC 2020 has been released on the official site or web page of Recruiting Board i.e. www.hpsc.gov.in. There are quite a huge number of vacant posts available in different services such as Excise and Taxation officer, Block development officer, Traffic Manager and so on. We have enlisted the vacant posts list below in the article, you can check from there. The examination is initiated mainly in the Chandigarh State.

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The online application has started from the month of June 2020. Those who haven’t applied yet, are advised to apply as soon as possible and proceed toward exam preparation.

In this article, we are going to discuss every detail regarding HPSC 2020 such as important dates, name of vacant posts, the application procedure, exam calendar, admit card, result, selection procedure and much more. If any of you are eager to know all these details, read the full article with patience.

Highlights of HPSC 2020:

Name of the organizationHaryana Public Service Commission
Name of recruiting postsVarious posts
Level of the examinationState-level
Exam frequencyOnce in a year
LocationHaryana
Mode of examinationOffline
Mode of applicationOnline
Exam patternPrelims + Mains + Interview or Personality test
languagesEnglish and Hindi
Official websitewww.hpsc.gov.in

Important Dates of HPSC 2020 examination:

As we know many of you are eager to download the exam calendar of HPSC 2020 or at least check the calendar. But the authorities of HPSC have not published the Exam calendar yet. It will release on their official website soon.  For the sake of applicants, we have provided all the important dates regarding HPSC 2020. Have a look at them.

Sl. No.EventsDates
1.Starting date of online application20th June 2020
2.Deadline for submitting online application28th June 2020
3.Admit card issue dateOctober 2020
4.Prelims examination dateOctober 2020
5.Release date of Prelims Exam resultDecember 2020
6.Mains examination dateJanuary 2021
7.Release date of Mains exam resultApril 2021
8.Personality test or Viva-voceJune 2021
9.Final result releaseJuly 2021

 NOTE: All the dates and months are tentative.

Recruiting Posts:

State government of Haryana is going to recruit candidates in quite a few vacant posts in 2020. Here is a list of those posts with their pay scale and number of seats available:

  1. Haryana Civil Service (Exec. Branch) – Total number of vacant posts are 30 with a pay scale of Rs.15600/- to Rs.39100/-
  2. District Food and Supplies Officer – Total number of vacant posts are 3 with a pay scale of Rs.9300/- to Rs.34800/-
  3. Assistant Employment Officer – Total number of vacant posts are 2 with a pay scale of Rs.9300/- to Rs.4600/-
  4. Excise & Taxation Officer – Total number of vacant post is 1 with a pay scale of Rs.9300/- to Rs.34800/-
  5. Block Development & Panchayat Officer. – Total number of vacant posts are 12 with a pay scale of Rs.9300/- to Rs.34800/-
  6. Asst. Assistant Registrar Co-operative Societies – Total number of vacant post is 1 with a pay scale of Rs.9300/- to Rs.34800/-
  7. Traffic Manager – There are a total number of 3 vacant posts available with a pay scale of  Rs.9300/- to Rs.34800/-
  8. Assistant Excise and Taxation Officer – There is only 1 vacant scale post left, with a pay scale of Rs.9300/- to Rs.34800/-
  9. District Food & Supplies Controller – Total number of vacant posts are 3 with a pay scale of Rs.9300/- to Rs.34800/-

Required documents for Application:

The documents that are required during filling up the HPSC 2020 application form, are described below. Make sure that you have all the documents to avoid any kind of problem during the application. These documents will be needed at the submission time of application form. The required certificates or documents are:

  1. Mark sheet of Graduation Degree
  2. Graduation certificate
  3. Cast certificate (SC/ST/OBC) if any
  4. Any Identity proof
  5. Family income certificate
  6. Age proof
  7. Recent colored photograph

Eligibility Criteria:

Before apply for the HPSC 2020 exam, candidates need to check the eligibility criteria and with the help of that they will come to know whether they are eligible or not. Here are the eligibility criteria for HPSC 2020 Application.

  • Nationality: Applicants must be a citizen of India.
  • Age limit: To apply for the exam, candidates must be aged between 22 years to 40 years. There is some age relaxation for reserved candidates. They are as follows –
  • For OBC A and OBC B Category Candidates – Age relaxation for upper age is 5 years where the highest age allowed is 47 years.
  • For SC/ST Category Candidates – Age relaxation for upper age is 5 years where the highest age allowed is 47 years.
  • Unmarried Female Candidates – Age relaxation for upper age is 3 years where the highest age allowed is 45 years.
  • PH and PWD Candidates of Haryana – Age relaxation for upper age is 10 years where the highest age allowed is 50 years. Candidates belonging to ST/ SC will have age relaxation up to 15 years where the highest age allowed is 55 years.
  • Academic requirements: All applicants must have a graduation degree with any stream like Science, Arts, Commerce or Technical from any of the recognized board in India. Those who are in the last year of their graduation degree also can apply.
  • Special requirements: For some of the posts there are some special requirements like for the post of DSP, candidates should be aged between 21years to 27 years at the time of application, male candidates should have height of 170.18 cm + Chest expansion of 87.63 cm and female candidates should have a height of 157.50 cm.

All the candidates are instructed to look through the specified eligibility conditions for that particular post for which they are applying. Above we have just mentioned the general criteria for HPSC 2020.

Application Fee:

As per the official notification the application fees of HPSC 2020 are as follows:

Category of applicantApplication fee
General category male candidates including the son of Ex-serviceman of HaryanaRs. 1000/-
General category male candidates including all state’s reserved categoriesRs. 1000/-
General category female candidates including female dependents of ESM (Haryana).Rs. 250/- 
General category female candidates including all state’s reserved categories and for female and male applicants of ESM/BC-B/BC-a/SC categories of only the Haryana stateRs. 250/-
All candidates (Female & Male) of SC/ OBC-A/ OBC-B/ ESM categories of HaryanaNIL
PWD Candidates with 40% disabilityNIL

Exam Pattern and Syllabus:

The Haryana HPSC exam has been done through three stages i.e. Prelims, Mains and Personality test or interview. Each stage has a different exam pattern and syllabus as well. We are going to discuss them in details.

HPSC Prelims exam:

The prelims examination carries 100 marks. It has two papers – they are General Studies and CSAT (Civil Service Aptitude Test), and they carry 100 Multiple Choice Questions each. The prelims examination is considered just as a screening exam. The obtained marks will not be counted in the final merit list. Also, know that there will be a negative marking for the each of the wrong answers. For each and every wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted. The grand total time duration is 4 hours. The time allotted for 1st Paper is 2 hours and 2 hours for 2nd Paper as well. In 2nd paper you need to choose an optional subject from 19 subjects such as Chemistry, Sociology, Zoology, Indian history, Agriculture and so on. You can check the full list from the official portal.

PapersSubjectsFull MarksAllotted Time
1st PaperGeneral Studies1002 hours
2nd PaperCSAT1002 hours
  • HPSC Mains exam: Mains is the most crucial test in the whole exam process. It has total of five papers which carry a total of 600 marks. The marks obtained in mains will be counted in the final merit list. The number of candidates selected for the Mains exam will be 12 times of the total available vacant posts. Candidates need to choose 2 optional subjects from 23 subjects such as Commerce & Accountancy, Law, psychology and others. You can see the full list from the official portal if you want.
PapersNumber of questionsFull MarksAllotted Time
1st PapersEnglish (Essay included)1003 hours
2nd PaperHindi (Essay included)1003 hours
3rd PaperGeneral Studies1003 hours
4th PaperOptional subject 11503 hours
5th PaperOptional subject 21503 hours
  • Personality test: Those candidates who meet the requirements of mains will be selected for the personality test in the HPSC office premises. The candidates, who will qualify the personality test, will get the offer of vacant seats. The number of candidates, who will be selected for personality test, will be of 3 times more than total available vacant posts. This test carries 75 marks.

Application Procedure of HPSC 2020 Application form:

Applicants can act in accordance with the below-mentioned procedure to apply for the HPSC 2020 Application form:

  • Visit the official site that is written above in this article.
  • Then on the home page search for the HPSC Application form link and click on the same.
  • Just after clicking, the application window will open.
  • The next step is to register your-self using your valid Email ID and password.
  • Then fill the detailed application form. Try not to make any mistakes.
  • Then upload all required documents along with scanned photograph and signature.
  • Next, pay the application fee by using debit card or credit card or net banking or demand draft and click on “Submit”.
  • The submission of your application will be done successfully. You are advised to note down the Reference number and save it for future correspondence.

HPSC Admit Card:

The Haryana Public Service Commission authorities issue the HPSC Admit card before every stage of examination. It generally releases three weeks before the exam date through online mode. Admit card is the most important document to carry on the exam day. Without this, no one will be allowed to take entry in the examination hall. After releasing the date, all applicants need to download the Admit card which will be available on the website. You can follow the steps mentioned here.

  • Login into the official website that is www.hpsc.gov.in.
  • Then you need to enter your application number or registration number and date of birth.
  • Then click on the “Download Admit Card” option.
  • There on the screen you can see your admit card. Check all the details mentioned there.
  • If everything is okay, download and take print outs of it. You can take an extra copy for future references.

Things to do if find difficulty in downloading Admit card:

Admit card is the first official communication that reflects every detail of candidate and examination as well. If any candidate finds difficulty to download the HPSC Admit card should immediately contact the concerned authorities as soon as possible. We have mentioned the contact details below in the article for your convenience.

Things to do if forget Login Credentials:

If any candidate forgets the registration number or password, can follow the steps mentioned here to recover them. The steps are:

  • Go to the official webpage.
  • Then click on “Forget password” link.
  • After clicking, you will be derived to the online services page.
  • There on the page, you have to click on “Forget Registration Number”.
  • You will be directed to the recover registration number page.
  • There enter the required details like name, birth date in dd/mm/yy format and others, and then click on “Search”.
  • Then after that you can get your recovered login credentials.

HPSC Answer Key:

The Haryana Public Service Commission releases the answer key of HPSC exam after the completion of the HPSC exam to make the examination more transparent. The answer key release date of HPSC 2020 is not yet confirmed. It will be published on their official website in pdf format. Primarily a provisional answer key releases just after the Preliminary examination so that the candidates can raise objections if they have any with appropriate references. Considering those objections the authority issues the final HPSC Exam Answer key.

HPSC Expected Cut-off: 

The cut-off marks are decided by the authorities of Public Service Commission, Haryana. In order to make your name in the selection list for the next stage of examination, you need to score the cut-off marks. There is a relaxation for reserved candidates. The cut-off of HPSC 2020 will be released after each stage of the exam. The date is not decided by the Board of authorities. We will notify you just after the notification releases so visit our website frequently to stay updated.

How to check Results:

Haryana PSC authorities release results after every stage of examination i.e. prelims, mains and personality test. The results filter out the qualified candidates to give the next examination. The issue date of HPSC 2020 result will release after the examinations get completed. The results will be available on the website of HPSC (Official website). Candidates can find their results from there using their Registration number and Date of Birth with the help of some following steps –

  • At first, you need to visit the official site that is www.hpsc.gov.in.
  • Click on result section given in the website to get results.
  • After that, you need to search HPSC HCS Result and just click on it.
  • Finally, a pdf will appear in front of your screen and you just need to search your roll number in it and thus you will get your result.    

Selection Process:

The selection of HPSC exams will be done completely on the basis of candidate’s performance on Prelims, Mains and Personality test. The candidate who will qualify the preliminary examination which consists of MCQs/ Objective type questions will be selected for the next exam stage that is Mains Examination. The Mains is of essay type questions.

Who will obtain the Mains examination cut-off marks will be selected for the Personality test. After that finally, those candidates who will perform well in the final stage, i.e. personality test will be selected for the vacant posts. The selection procedure is as clear as this.

Contact Details:

In case any if you have queries or confusion related to HPSC you can contact the concerned authorities using the below-mentioned details

Contact number – 0172- 2560755 (Enquiry)

Email ID – info.hpsc@gmail.com

Address – Bays 1-10, Block-B, Sector-4, Panchkula- 134112, Haryana

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HPSC Online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

What types of questions will be there in HPSC exam question paper?

In the prelims examination of HPSC there will be objective type questions or MCQs. In the Mains, there will be essay or descriptive type questions and in interview it will be viva-voce.

May I know the HPSC official website?

The official website of HPSC is www.hpsc.gov.in.

Should I have to post the application form to the HPSC Office?

No, there is no need to post the online application form or any type of document/certificate to the officials.

How many subjects will be there in the Mains examination?

The Mains consists of five subjects i.e. General subjects, English, Hindi and two optional subjects, which need to be chosen from the optional subject list.

How many posts are there in HPSC 2020 Exam?

The total vacant posts of HPSC 2020 are 55. You can check the paragraph “Recruiting Posts” in the article mentioned above to get a detailed idea about the available posts.