Haryana public service commission conducted the exam of Haryana civil services commonly known as HCS Exam every year. HCS exam is conducted for the recruitment of SDM, DSP, TEHSILDAR, BDO, and ETO etc. within the state. The candidate should not be less than 21 years and not more than 40 years of age. Upper age limit is relaxable upto five years for the candidates belonging to the categories of the state

Candidates must possess Degree of a recognized University of Bachelor of Arts/Science/Commerce or an equivalent degree of a recognized University.

HPSC Exam Pattern 2018 Proposed

HPSC exam covers two sections:

Preliminary Examination Pattern:

PaperSubjectsMax. marksDuration
Paper IGeneral Studies1002 hours
Paper IICSAT1002 hours

Main Examination Pattern:

PaperSubjectsMax. marks
Paper IEnglish100
Paper IIHindi100
Paper IIIGeneral Studies100
Paper IVOptional subject Paper – I150
Paper VOptional subject Paper – II150
Viva Voce75

HPSC Syllabus

Compulsory Subjects:

  • English and English Essay (100 marks)
  • Hindi and Hindi Essay (100 marks)
  • General Knowledge (100 marks)

Syllabus for HPSC Compulsory Subjects

English and English Essay

  • Questions to test the candidate’s capacity to understand and write good English.
  • The paper will comprise precis writing expansion, tests in vocabulary and any other form of composition that may be suitable

Hindi and Hindi Essay (in Devnagri Script):

  • Translation of an English passage into Hindi.
  • Explanation of Hindi passage into prose & poetry in the same language.
  • Composition (idioms, corrections etc)

General Knowledge including Everyday Science:

  • This paper is intended to test the candidate’s knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observation and experience in their scientist aspect as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject.
  • The paper will also include questions of historical, geographical and economic importance, with special reference to Haryana.


  • The Viva-voce will be to test the personal qualities of the candidate. This test will be in matters of general interest and is intended to test the candidate’s alertness, intelligence and general outlook.
  • Consideration will also be paid to the bearing and physique of the candidate. It will be conducted either in Hindi or in English depending upon the option exercised by a candidate.

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