CS MENTORS Academy is one of the best academy for HAS exam coaching in Chandigarh. Academy is producing top Ranks in Himachal Administrative examination and allied services examination continuously. The expert Team of CS MENTORS are mentoring the aspirants for HAS exam for the best results. In previous years, the Academy has a record of top ranks in all over the Himachal in these services.

1st rank holder in HAS SH. Manmohan Singh, 2nd rank holder in HAS, Sh. Babu Ram Sharma, 3rd rank holders Sh. Surender Thakur (2015) & Sh. Somil Gautam (2017) 4th Rank Holder Sh. Surender Mohan (2014), Naib Tehsildar Topper Ms. Radhika, HP Allied 1st Rank Holder of 2018 Sh. Anurag Sharma and many more are our achievers.

The Himachal Pradesh Public Service  Commission has been established under Article 315 of the Constitution of India. The Commission has its own building and the office located  at Nigam Vihar (Chotta Shimla) on Cart Road.

HPAS or Himachal Pradesh administrative services exam commonly known as HAS exam is one of the toughest exams of the state of Himachal Pradesh. HAS exam is conducted by Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission every year in the month of April or May. The selected candidates appointed as SDM, DSP, Tehsildar, and BDO after the final selection.

No. of stages in HAS Examination

  • Preliminary- (200 Marks GS) + (200 Marks CSAT)
  • Mains- 3 GS Paper (200X3=600) + 1 optional (2 papersX 100=200)+ Essay(100)+ Hindi(100)+English(100)
  • Viva Voice- 150 Marks

Preliminary Examination (Objective type):

Preliminary examination consist of 02 papers based on objective type (multiple choices) questions.

  • Paper-I: General Studies (Code No.01)
    Max. marks: 200 marks
    No. of Questions: 100 objective type (Multiple choices) questions.
  • Paper-II: Aptitude Test (Code No.02)
    Max. marks: 200 marks
    No. of Questions: 100 objective type (Multiple choices) questions.
  • Aptitude Test (Paper-II) of the Preliminary Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33% and, therefore, marks obtained in this paper shall not be counted for determining the merit of the candidates to be drawn exclusively on the basis of marks obtained in General Studies (Paper-I) of the Preliminary Examination for their admission to the Main Examination.

HAS MAINS Detailed Syllabus



Candidates will be tested in the following areas:

  1. English Grammar                          –  (20 Marks)
  2. Usage and vocabulary                 –  (20 Marks)
  3. English Composition Letter /Application/ Report / Note writing   –  (20 Marks)
  4. Comprehension of unseen passages – (20 Marks)
  5. Precis Writing                          –  (20 Marks) Evaluation / Marking:

Credit will be given for the following:-

  1. Writing of précis, comprehension, composition and usage according to requirements of format.
  2. Coherence and sequence in expression.
  3. Correctness of grammatical structures.
  4. Originality of thought and expression.


(i)       Translation of an English passage into Hindi.

(ii)      Translation of Hindi passage into English.

(iii)     Explanation of Hindi passage in Prose and Poetry in the same language.

(iv)     Composition (Idioms, corrections etc.)



This paper is designed to test candidate’s (i) knowledge  /  awareness  of  a  variety  of subjects and (ii) their ability to compose a sustained piece of writing in the form of an essay.

Credit will be given for the following:

  1. Observing established rules and format for essay writing
  2. Grammatical correctness of expression
  3. Originality of thought and expression





The candidate will be interviewed by the Commission  who  will  have  before  them  a  record of his/her career. He / She will be asked questions on matters  of  general  interest.  The  object of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for  the  services or service for which he / she has applied to the Commission.


Note:—        There will be negative marking for incorrect answers (as detailed below) for all questions:

(i)       There will be four alternatives for the answers to every question.  For each question  for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

(ii)      If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong  answer      even if one of the given answers happen to be  correct and there will be same penalty  as above for that question.

(iii)     If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question”.

The compulsory and optional subjects and maximum marks fixed for  each  subject shall be as below:—


Paper No.    Subject                 Maximum Marks

I                   English                           100

II                  Hindi                               100

III                 Essay                              100

IV                General Studies – I           200

V                 General Studies – II                   200

VI                General Studies – III        200


Paper No.    Subject                 Maximum Marks

Paper VII      Paper-I                            100

Paper VIII     Paper-II                           100


Note:—        The marks obtained in the Compulsory Papers of English and Hindi will not be counted for overall ranking.

The Optional Subjects for the main examination shall be as under:—

  1. Indian History
  2. Agriculture
  3. Political Science and International Relation
  4. Mechanical Engineering
  5. Mathematics
  6. Electrical Engineering
  7. Statistics
  8. Civil Engineering
  9. Economics
  10. Hindi
  11. Commerce and Accountancy
  12. Sanskrit
  13. Chemistry
  14. Urdu
  15. Botany
  16. English Literature
  17. Zoology
  18. Psychology
  19. Philosophy
  20. Geology
  21. Law
  22. Physics
  23. Sociology
  24. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  25. Public Administration
  26. Anthropology
  27. Management
  28. Forestry
  29. Geography
  30. Horticulture
  31. Medical Science

The standards and contents of papers in general (excluding compulsory papers of English and Hindi) shall be similar to those of the Degree level, i.e. B.A. or  B.Sc.  etc.  examinations of a recognized University. The standards and contents of compulsory papers of English and Hindi shall be of 10+2 level.

  1. All Papers shall be of three hours duration.
  2. Knowledge of customs, manners and dialects  of  Himachal  Pradesh  and  suitability for appointment in peculiar conditions prevailing in Himachal Pradesh shall be considered as “desirable qualifications”.
  3. The marks obtained in the Compulsory Papers of English and Hindi will not  be counted for overall ranking though it would be necessary to obtain 40% marks in each of these papers to qualify.
  4. Marks and ranking will be decided on the basis of marks obtained in all other compulsory and optional papers (excluding marks of English and Hindi Papers of Compulsory Papers).
  5. Credit will be given for  good  English  /  Hindi  including  orderly,  effective  and  exact expression combined with the economy of words, in all subjects of the examination.
  6. The names of candidates who are called for interview/personality test shall  be  arranged in order of merit on the basis of the aggregate marks obtained in the examination.


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