HIMACHAL PRADESH SUBORDINATE ALLIED SERVICES EXAMINATION

No. of stages:

  • Preliminary
  • Mains

Preliminary Examination (Objective type):

No. of questions: 200 (with –ve marking)

Syllabus:

  • History, Geography and Socio Economic development of Himachal Pradesh. (60 Marks )
  • Knowledge of current events of National and International importance and such matters of every day observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject.(60 Marks)
  • c) Modern History (From 1857 onwards) of India, Indian culture, Indian Polity, Indian Economy, Geography of India and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. (80 Marks)

Mains Examination (Subjective type):

The candidates must obtains 40% marks in aggregate in all papers and atleast 35% marks in each paper to qualify.

Syllabus:

Paper No.PaperMax. MarksDuration of paper
IEnglish (Conventional)150 Marks03 hours
  • Candidates will be required to answer questions designed to test their understanding of English and workmen like use of words.
  • Some of the questions will be devised to test also their reasoning power, their capacity to perceive implications their ability to distinguish between the important and the less important and to write an essay.
  • Passage will usually be set for summary or précis.
  • Credit will be given for concise the effective expression
Paper No. IIHindi (Conventional)150 Marks03 hours
  • Translation of an English Passage into Hindi.
  • ii) Explanation of Hindi passage in Prose and Poetry in same language.
  • Explanation of Hindi passage in Prose and Poetry in same language.
  • Composition (Essay, Idioms, Correction etc).
Paper No. IIIGeneral Knowledge200 Marks03 hours
  • History, geography, and socio economic development of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Knowledge of current events of National and International importance and of such matter of every day observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject.
  • Modern History (From 1857 onwards) of India, Indian culture, Indian polity, Indian Economy, Geography of India, teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.

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