ABOUT HARYANA CIVIL SERVICES (HCS)
HCS Exam / Haryana Civil Services Exam is a combined competitive examination for recruitment to the following given services and is held by the Haryana Public Service Commission(Haryana PCS is also known as Haryana Civil Services Exam) at Chandigarh.
LATEST NOTIFICATION 2023-24
HCS (EXECUTIVE BRANCH) & OTHER ALLIED SERVICES – 2023
Date of publication
Opening date for submission of online applications
Closing date for submission of online applications
Category-wise bifurcation of the posts is as under:
Name of the post
SC of Hry
BC (A) of Hry
BC (B) of Hry
EWS of Hry
ESM of Hry
PwD of Hry
HCS (Ex. Br.)
04 (1+3) Including Three vacancy of backlog
01 – Blind or Low Vision
02 (SC-1, BC-A-1)
Total-05 VH(Blindness and Low Vision( -02 HH(Deaf and Hard of Hearing)-1 Locomotor Disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, and acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy-01 autism, intellectular disability, specific learning disability, mental illness-01
Note: 3 post of PwBD of backlog in previous recruitment of 2021-22
VH(Blindness and Low Vision)-01
HH (Deaf and Hard of Hearing)-01
Note: 01 post of PwBD of backlog in previous recruitment of 2021-22
‘A’ Class Naib Tehsildar
02 posts reserved for PwD belongs to the category of Locomotor Disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, and acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy
- Haryana Civil Service (Executive Branch)
- Deputy Superintendent of Police
- Excise & Taxation Officer
- District Food & Supplies Controller
- Assistant Registrar Co-operative Societies
- Assistant Excise & Taxation Officer
- Block Development & Panchayat Officer
- Traffic Manager
- District Food & Supplies Officer
- Assistant Employment Officer
- ‘A’ Class Naib Tehsildar
The candidate (except for the post of DSP) should not be less than 18 years and not more than 42 years of age, on or before 01.01.2023.
For the post of DSP, a candidate should not be less than 18 years and not more than 27 years of age on or before 01.01.2023.
Categories of candidates
(i) For male candidates of General category including dependent Son of Ex-Servicemen of Haryana (DESM).
(ii) For Male candidates of Backward Classes belonging to Creamy layer.
(iii) For Male candidates of General and all reserved categories of other states.
(i) For all Female candidates of General category including Female Dependent of ESM of Haryana only.
(ii) For Female candidates of General and all reserved categories of other states.
For Male & Female candidates of SC/BC-A/BC-B/ESM and Economically Weaker Section (EWS) categories of Haryana only.
For all Person with Disabilities category candidates (with at least 40% disability) of Haryana only.
EXAM PATTERN FOR HCS
STAGE-1 : PRELIMS (Objective Paper)
STAGE-2 : MAINS (Subjective Paper)
STAGE-3 : INTERVIEW
PRELIMS EXAM PATTERN:
- PAPER-I GENERAL STUDIES (100 Marks)
- PAPER-II CSAT (100 Marks)
MAINS EXAM PATTERN:
- PAPER-I – English – (100 Marks)
- PAPER-II – Hindi – (100 Marks)
- PAPER-III – General Studies – (200 Marks)
- PAPER-IV – One Paper Optional – (200 Marks)
Note: At least 45% marks in the aggregate of all written papers and a score of minimum 33% marks each in Hindi & English.
MAINS & PERSONALITY TEST MARKS
Paper-I English : 100 Marks
Paper-II Hindi : 100 Marks
Paper-III General studies : 200 Marks
Paper-IV One Optional subject : 200 Marks
Total Marks : 600 Marks
Personality Test : 75 Marks
Total Marks : 675 Marks
PAPER-I GENERAL STUDIES (100 Marks): Time: 2 Hours |0.25 Negative Marking
- General Science.
- Current events of national and international importance.
- History of India and Indian National Movement.
- Indian and World Geography.
- Indian Culture, Indian Polity, and Indian Economy.
- General Mental Ability.
- Haryana-Economy and people. Social, economic, and cultural institutions and language of Haryana.
PAPER-II CSAT (100 Marks): Time: 2 Hours |0.25 Negative Marking
- Interpersonal skills, including communication skills
- Logical reasoning and analytical ability
- Decision-making and problem-solving
- General mental ability
- Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, order of magnitude, etc.-Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, date sufficiency etc. – Class X-level).
PAPER-I ENGLISH: ENGLISH AND ENGLISH ESSAY
- Precis Writing
- Comprehension of given passages
- Essay (iv) Usage and Vocabulary
- General Grammar/Composition
Essay-: Candidates will be required to write an essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective, and exact expression.
PAPER-II HINDI: HINDI AND HINDI ESSAY (in Devnagri script)
- Translation of and English passage into Hindi.
- Letter/Precis writing.
- Explanation of Hindi passage (prose and poetry) in the same language.
- Composition (idioms, correction etc.).
- Essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given.
PAPER – III GENERAL STUDIES
(a) History of Modern India and Indian Culture: The History of Modern India, will cover history of the country from about the middle of the nineteenth century and would also include questions on important personalities who shaped the freedom movement and social reforms. The part relating to ‘Indian Culture’ will cover all aspects of Indian culture from the ancient to modern times.
(b) Geography of India: In this part, questions will on the physical, economic and social geography of India.
(c) Indian Polity: This part will include questions on the Constitution of India, Political system and related matters.
(d) Current National issues and topics of social relevance: This part is intended to test the candidate ‘s awareness of current national issues and topics of social relevance in the present-day India, such as the following: Demography and Human Resources and related issues. Behavioural and social issues and social welfare problems, such as child labour, gender equality, adult literacy, rehabilitation of the handicapped and other deprived segments of the society, drug abuse, public health etc. Law enforcement issues, human rights, corruption in public life, communal harmony etc. Internal Security and related issues. Environmental issues, ecological preservation, conservation of natural resources and national heritage. The role of national institutions, their relevance and need for change.
(a) India and the World: This part is intended to test candidate ‘s awareness of India ‘s relationship with the world in various spheres, such as the following: –
Foreign Affairs External Security and related matters. Nuclear Policy. Indian abroad.
(b) Indian Economy: In this part, questions will be on the planning and economic development in India, economic and trade issues foreign trade, the role and functions of I.M.F. world Bank, W.T.O. etc.
(c) International Affairs and Institutions: This part will include question on important events in world affairs and on international institutions.
(d) Developments in the field of science and technology, communications and space. In this part, questions will test the candidate ‘s awareness of the developments in the field of science and technology, communications and space and also basic ideas computers.
(e) Statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams: This part will include exercises to test the candidate ‘s ability to draw common sense conclusions from information presented in statistical, graphical or diagrammatical from and to point out deficiencies, limitations or inconsistencies therein.
PAPER – IV (LIST OF OPTIONAL SUBJECTS)
- Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
- Civil Engineering
- Commerce and Accountancy
- Electrical Engineering
- English Literature
- Hindi Literature (In Devnagri Script)
- Indian History
- Mechanical Engineering
- Medical Science
- Political Science and International Relations
- Public Administration
- Punjabi Literature
- Sanskrit Literature
STRATEGY TO PREPARATION FOR HCS
The Commission’s official website: http://hpsc.gov.in