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HPSC HCS exam 2024: Result, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, and Syllabus

HPSC HCS exam 2024: The HCS mains exam was successfully held on March 30 & 31, 2024. Check other details like dates, eligibility exam pattern, and syllabus for the same.
HPSC HCS Exam 2024

HPSC HCS Exam 2024

HPSC HCS Exam 2024: The Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) releases conducts the Haryana Civil Services (Executive Branch) examination every year to recruit candidates for several Group A & Group B posts. Candidates are selected for HCS, DSP, Tehsildar, Excise Inspector, and many others. The examination is conducted in an offline mode. 

Latest Updates:

  • HPSCS HCS result for mains exam is expected to be released in May or June, 2024. The result will be released in the form of a scorecard. 
  • The HPSC HCS mains exam for 2023 session was succesfully conducted on March 30 and 31, 2024.
  • This recruitment drive aims to fill 121 HPSC HCS vacancies. 
  • The HCS preliminary examination was held on February 11, 2024.  
  • Candidates can find the result PDF attached in the article below.

Candidates who cleared the preliminary examination are called for the mains round. The HPSC HCS prelims result is announced on the basis of marks obtained by candidates in Paper I (General Studies). The commission also releases the HPSC HCS cutoff after the declaration of the result. The cutoff is the minimum marks that candidates must obtain in order to qualify for the next stage of the selection process.

Candidates preparing for the examination must be aware of the HPSC HCS syllabus. The syllabus is released by the commission on its official website for both prelims & mains examinations. Candidates must also have knowledge of the HCS exam pattern to have an understanding of the marking scheme, the total number of questions, the duration of the exam, and the overall exam structure.

HPSC HCS Exam 2024: Highlights

Particulars

Details

Exam Name

Haryana Civil Service (Executive Branch)

Conducting Body

Haryana Public Service Commission

Frequency

Annually

Application Mode

Online

Exam Mode

Offline/Pen & Paper

Exam stages

  • Prelims
  • Main
  • Interview

Exam Duration

Prelims: 2 Hours (Each Paper)

Mains: 3 Hours (Each Paper)

Medium of Exam

English and Hindi

HPSC HCS Result 2024

The Haryana Public Service Commission releases the HPSC HCS results on its official website after the declaration of the result. The result is released in the form of a PDF containing the roll number of selected candidates. Candidates can visit the official website to download the result PDF.

As per the latest notification, HPSC HCS prelims result for Haryana Civil Service (Ex. Br.) & other Allied Services exam was declared on February 27, 2024.Candidates can download the result from the official website. The result PDF can be downloaded from the link provided below as well.

HPSC HSC Prelims Result 2023 - Download

The commission also releases the HPSC HCS answer key before the release of the preliminary results. The answer key is provisional in nature. In other words, candidates can challenge the answer key if they feel not satisfied with the answer provided in the key. Following the conclusion of the answer key challenge process, the commission releases the HCS final answer key.

HPSC HCS Exam Dates 2024

The Haryana Public Service Commission released the examination calendar for multiple exams in November, 2023. Interested candidates can check the exam calendar in the link provided below:

HPSC HCS Exam Calendar 2023 Cycle

HPSC HCS Eligibility 2024

Candidates who wish to appear for the Haryana Civil Service exam must fulfil the HPSC eligibility criteria 2024. The eligibility criteria is released by the commission along with the official notification. Interested candidates can check the eligibility criteria below:

Educational Qualification: Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized board or university.

Age Limit: The candidate should not be less than 18 years of age and more than 42 years of age, on or before January 01, 2024. For the post of DSP, the maximum age limit is 27 years.

Read More: HPSC HCS Eligibility 2024

HPSC HCS Application Form 2024

The Haryana Public Service Commission releases the application form on its official website. Candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria can fill out the application form using their personal and educational details. The application form must be filled out correctly by candidates to avoid the risk of disqualification. Only candidates who successfully fill out the application form will receive the admit card.

Read More: HPSC HCS Application Form 2024

HPSC HCS Admit Card 2024

HPSC will release the HCS admit card on the official website. The admit card is an important document that must be carried by candidates to the examination centre on the exam day. Along with the admit card, students must also carry a Valid ID proof with them. Aspirants are also advised to read the HPSC exam day guidelines once they receive their admit card.

Read More: HPSC HCS Admit Card 2024

HPSC HCS Exam Pattern 2024

Interested candidates can check the exam pattern for both prelims & mains exam below:

HCS Prelims Exam Pattern

Papers

Total Marks

Duration

Paper I (General Studies)

100

2 hours

Paper II (CSAT)

100

2 hours

HCS Mains Exam Pattern

Papers

Total Marks

Duration

Paper I (English)

100

3 hours

Paper II (Hindi)

100

3 hours

Paper III (General Studies)

100

3 hours

Paper IV (Optional Subject)

150

3 hours

Paper V (Optional Subject)

150

3 hours

Read More: HPSC HCS Exam Pattern 2024

HPSC HCS Syllabus 2024

Candidates preparing for the exam must download and read the prescribed syllabus for both prelims & mains examinations. HPSC releases the official syllabus PDF on its website along with the official notification. The HPSC HCS prelims & mains syllabus includes subjects like General Studies (General Science, Indian Economy, Indian History, Indian Geography, Indian Polity, Indian Society & Culture, and Current Events), CSAT, English, Hindi, and 23 Optional Subjects. 

Interested candidates can download the HPSC HCS Syllabus PDF released by the commission on its official website.

Read More: HPSC HCS Syllabus 2024

HPSC HCS Previous Question Papers

Solving previous question papers is important to get an idea of the types of questions asked in the examination and the average difficulty level of the previous papers. It also helps aspirants assess their level of preparation. Students must practise previous question papers in an exam-like environment to get the most out of them. 

Read More: HPSC HCS Question Papers

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the HPSC HCS exam 2024?

The HPSC HCS exam 2024 is the State Civil Service Examination of Haryana conducted by the Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC).

When will the HPSC HCS exam 2024 be conducted?

The HPSC HCS exam 2024 dates have not been announced yet by the commission.

What is the eligibility criteria for the HPSC HCS exam 2024?

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline to be eligible for the HPSC HCS exam. Aspirants must also fall within the age limit prescribed by the commission.

How can I apply for the HPSC HCS exam 2024?

The HPSC HCS application forms are released online on the official website. Candidates can visit the official website and fill out the application form.

What is the selection process for the HPSC HCS exam 2024?

The HPSC HCS selection process is divided into three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Interview.

What is the syllabus and exam pattern for the HPSC HCS exam 2024?

The HPSC HCS syllabus and exam pattern are very comprehensive. Candidates can read both the syllabus and exam pattern in the article above.

Is there any negative marking in the HPSC HCS exam 2024?

Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks (for each incorrect answer) in the HPSC HCS preliminary exam.

Are there any age restrictions for appearing in the HPSC HCS exam 2024?

Yes, candidates wishing to apply for DSP should not be more than 27 years of age. For other posts, there is a maximum age limit of 42 years.

Can candidates from other states apply for the HPSC HCS exam 2024?

Yes, candidates from other states can also apply for the HPSC HCS exam. However, they will not receive the reservation benefit (if they are from the reserved category) and will be considered as General category candidates.

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