Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission
Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission

HPSSC Recruitment 2023: Dates, Pattern, Syllabus, Eligibility, Registration, Result

The Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission is administered and held annually by the state government of Himachal Pradesh. This test's objective is to recruit candidates to work in the government of Himachal Pradesh for non-gazetted posts.
HPSSC Recruitment 2023

HPSSC Recruitment 2023

HPSSC 2023: The Himachal Pradesh state Government administers and conducts the Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission examination every year. The purpose of this test is to recruit eligible and qualified aspirants to work in the ministries and offices of the state government in Himachal Pradesh for the non-gazetted posts. The HPSSC notification 2023 has not been released yet hence the exam dates are not confirmed as of now. Although, it is expected that the notification will be out soon and the exam will begin in August of the same year (Tentative.) 

Applicants have the opportunity to apply for various job posts offered by HPSSC. Once the notification is released, interested students can visit the official website to complete the HPSSC login & registration process. In the same process, they can select the job post they are most interested in from the various available grade C and D job categories. 

The exam is conducted separately for different posts such as the role of a Junior Engineer, Teacher, Data Operator, Telephone Operator, Lawyer, Sweeper, Nurse, Technician, etc. Moreover, the HPSSC eligibility and pattern are also different for some posts. Continue reading to know more about the HPSSC exam such as its syllabus, expected dates, exam format, registration process, etc. 

HPSSC 2023

Candidates should already start preparing for the exam as HPSSC is a highly competitive test. As stated above, the HPSSC dates 2023 have not been announced yet but applicants can check the table below to know the tentative dates. 

HPSSC Events

Expected Dates (Tentative)

Official Notification

August 2023

HPSSC  Registration 

August 2023

Conduction of Exams

August 2023

Test Result 

To be Notified

HPSSC Eligibility 2023

The HPSSC eligibility criteria must be verified by applicants who intend to take the exam in order to determine whether they are eligible to sit for the exam or not. The candidate's age, nationality, and educational background make up the majority of the eligibility requirements. Interested applicants can fill out the application form and sign up for further procedures if all the necessary conditions have been met. Read on to read the eligibility requirements of the HPSSC exam.

HPSSC Age Limit

There is an upper and lower age limit to be eligible for the exam, which is mentioned in the table below. Students can also check who is eligible for HPSSC age relaxation.


Age Limit

Upper Age Limit

45 years of age

Lower Age Limit

18 years of age

Age Relaxation

SC/ST/OBC/PWD- 5 Years

Ex-servicemen applicants of Himachal Pradesh- According to the Himachal Pradesh government norms

Children/Grand Children of Freedom Fighters- 5 Years

HPSSC Educational Qualification

Different posts demand different qualifications.  For information on the educational requirements for some of the HPSSC posts, see the table below.



Station Fire Officer

National Fire Service College degree in B.E Fire plus 10+2

Junior Office Assistant

Passing the 10+2 exam OR obtaining a matriculation degree and an ITI certificate after one or two years

Law Officer

10+2  along with a valid Law Degree/Diploma


ITI Electrician/ Wiremen trade

Staff Nurse

10+2 plus Diploma in B.Sc. Nursing or GNM

Junior Engineer Mechanical

Degree/Diploma in Mechanical/Automobile/l or Production/Aeronautic or Marine Engineering

Petrol Pump Attendant

ITI certificate in any trade plus 10+2

Assistant Chemist

B.Sc. with Chemistry as the major subject

Senior Scientific/Technical Assistant

Master's degree in any field of science or a B.S. in engineering or technology

Law Officer

10+2 plus a valid Law Degree


ITI Electrician/ Wiremen trade

Staff Nurse

10+2 plus Diploma in B.Sc. Nursing or GNM


10+2 and a Degree/Diploma in B.Com

Asst Superintendent Jail/

Welfare Officer-cum-Asst

Superintendent Jail

A degree in any field will be accepted

Junior Engineer (Electrical)

10+2, and a diploma/degree in Electrical Engineering

Allopathy Pharmacist

10+2 and a degree/Diploma in Pharmacy


Degree in any field, fast typing speed

Junior Engineer Mechanical

Degree/Diploma in Mechanical/Automobile/l or Production/Aeronautic or Marine Engineering

Data Entry Operator

10+2, Diploma in DEO/ Computer Application

Civil Junior Engineer

10+2, Diploma, B.E./ B.Tech (Civil Engineering.)

HPSSC Nationality

Those who wish to register for the HPSSC exam in 2023 must also fulfil the nationality requirements. One must be an Indian citizen in order to take this exam. The board has not yet given any details on the citizenship and migration conditions; when they do, it will be updated in the article. 

HPSSC Registration 2023

In order to attempt the exam, it is very crucial for candidates to successfully complete the HPSSC registration process. Although the notification has not been out yet, the expected date for the registration to start is in May 2023. Moreover, if candidates do not have an account on the official website, they would not be able to complete the HPSSC login for further processes. Check the steps below to know how one can complete the registration process for the exam.

  • Visit the official website of HPSSC
  • Once the notification is out, students can select the "Apply Now" option and select the desired post
  • Once students select the desired post, they will be asked to fill up an application form wherein they will need to submit the asked details such as one's contact information
  • Submit a scanned copy of the photo and signature. Individuals may also be required to provide other papers, such as the experience document.
  • Once the application form has been submitted, applicants will be asked to pay the registration fee
  • It is advisable for students to download and print the application form as it would be useful for future processes

HPSSC Fee Structure 2023

Paying the registration fee is necessary as without it the registration would not be completed. To be registered and have an account on the portal, one must pay the registration fee after filling up the application form. The table below shows the HPSSC fee structure for the reference of the candidates. 


Fee Structure

Female Applicants, Visually Impaired/Blind Applicants, Ex-Service Men of Himachal Pradesh

Rs 0



SC of H.P./ST. of H.P./OBC of H.P./BPL of H.P./EWS (BPL), SC/ST/OBC wards of Ex-Service Men of H.P

Rs 120

General/EWS/Ex-Servicemen of Himachal Pradesh

Rs 360

HPSSC Admit Card 2023

The admit card will be released post-wise 15 to 20 days prior to the exam date. Once the admit card is made available, candidates can download it by logging in using their application number and password on the official website. Students must take their HPSSC admit card 2023 to the test centre on the day of the exam. Candidates who forget their admit cards on test day will not be allowed to take the exam. Moreover, students should check the admit card carefully once it has been issued to them. If the document has incorrect details or errors, students will be disqualified from attempting the examination. The following details should be mentioned in one’s HPSSC admit card-

Name of Student

Name of Student’s Father

Application Number

Selected HPSSC Post

Selected HPSSC Post Code

Exam Venue and Date

Candidate's Address 

Candidate's Photograph


Candidate's Signature

HPSSC Pattern 2023

Check the table below to understand the HPSSC exam pattern 2023:


Pattern Details

Exam Type

Objective Exam, MCQ-Based Questions

Exam Mode


Test Registration Mode


HPSSC Login Mode


Total Questions


Total Marks

Paper 1: 85

Paper 2: 15

Exam Duration

Two Hours

Marking Scheme

0.5 marks for every correct answer


General English, General Knowledge General Hindi, Everyday Science, Logical Reasoning (Additional Subjects according to the chosen post)

Number of Papers


HPSSC Syllabus 2023

Check the table below to know the HPSSC exam syllabus for different sections-



General Knowledge 

Important Dates, International Affairs, Indian Polity, Daily News, National Affairs, International Affairs, Countries and Currencies, Countries and Capitals, Scientific Research, Indian Economy, Geography, States and Capitals, Famous Personalities, Art & Culture, Awards and Honors, Sports and Game, History and Culture

Current Affairs

Covid-19, Summits and Conferences, Indian Financial System, Government Schemes, Recent News and Updates, Science and Technology, Current Ministers, Post Covid World, Current Events, Recent Updates, Polity, Future of AI

Everyday Science

Organic reaction mechanism and Poisons and Pesticides, Natural Products and Drugs, Analytical Chemistry, and Instrumental methods, General Physics, Quantum Chemistry, Reproduction and General Biology, Structure of Plant and Animal cell, Nuclear Chemistry, Theory of Evolution, Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics, Stereochemistry and


Logical Reasoning

Cubes and Dice, Number Series, Mathematical Operations, Syllogism and Jumbling, Logical Ability, arguments and Assumptions, Coding-Decoding, Conclusions and Decision Making, Blood Relations, Analogies, Similarities and Differences, Mirror Images, Data Interpretation, Alphabetical Series, Venn Diagram, Analytical Reasoning

General English

Synonyms & Antonyms, Sentence Identification, Phrases and Idioms,  Prepositions, Odd Words, Sentence Pattern, Sentence Arrangement, Singular and Plural Forms, Homophones, Substitution, Para Completion, Prefix and suffixes, Sentence Completion, Passage Completion, Nouns. Tense, Adjectives, Active and Passive Voice, Error Spotting and Error Correction, Spellings, Passages, Fill Ups

General Hindi

Idioms, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms and Antonyms, Basic Hindi Grammar, Joining Sentences, Sentence Correction, and spelling errors, Prepositions, Comprehensions

HPSSC Result 2023

The HPSSC result date is yet to be notified as the exam has not been conducted for the year 2023. There will be two rounds of the exam, the first worth 85 marks and the second worth 15 marks. To be eligible for the second round, candidates must first qualify for the written test. Applicants will be added to the final merit list if they meet the requirements of all stages of the selection process. Candidates can download a PDF version of the final merit list once it is made public. Following the release of the merit list, candidates may be contacted for the document verification stage.

Check more details: HPSSC Result

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When will the HPSSC 2023 be conducted?

As the exam notification has not been released yet, the exam dates are not confirmed. However, it is expected that the exam will be conducted somewhere around August 2023 and the registration for the same will begin soon before that.

What is HPSSC?

Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission is a public recruitment examination conducted to select qualified candidates to work in the government offices of Himachal Pradesh. Different Grade C and D jobs are posted and applicants can select the desired post at the time of registration.

What is the HPSSC age limit?

The lower age limit for the HPSSC exam is 18 years of age whereas the upper age limit is 45 years. Students who fail to meet these criteria will not be allowed to attempt the exam.

When should one start the HPSSC exam preparation?

Interested applicants who are planning to attempt the test should already start preparing for the examinations as HPSSC is a very competitive test with limited seats. To get the desired job pots, students must stand out from others by scoring well on the exam.

How many questions will be there in the HPSSC exam?

There will be a total of 170 questions in the HPSSC exam. The exam will be conducted in two rounds and students who qualify for both rounds will be called for a data verification process.

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