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HPPSC HPAS Prelim Exam 2018

Interested and eligible candidates can get the complete details of 
Himachal Administrative Service 2018 like Application Form, Eligibility Criteria,
Selection Process, Admit Card, Answer Key, Result here.

Age Limit (As on 01.01.2018) – 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.

HPAS 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 the 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. Such candidates will be admitted to the examination, if otherwise eligible, but the admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation if they do not produce proof of having passed the examination as soon as passed and in any case not later than two months after 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 January 01, 2018.

    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.

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(IAS Rank-124)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 PapersMax Marks
Paper I – General Studies200
Paper II – Aptitude Test200

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.


Compulsory Subjects
SubjectsMax Marks
English - Qualifying 100
Hindi - Qualifying 100
General Studies – I200
General Studies – II200
General Studies – III200
Optional Subject (One)
Paper I100
Paper II100


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 Selection Process 2018

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 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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