• Preliminary Examination (for Screening only) 200 marks
  • Main Written Examination 600 marks
  • Personality Test/ Viva- Voce 75 marks

hpsc hsc syllabus 2018

The Preliminary Examination shall comprise of two papers (Objective Type / Multiple Choices) and carry a maximum of 200 marks as under:

Maximum marks
Paper I General Studies 100
Paper II Civil Services Aptitude Test 100
Total 200
  1. Both the Question papers shall be of Objective type (multiple choices)
  2. Both the Question papers shall be set bilingual i.e. English and in Hindi
  3. Each paper shall be of two hours Candidates are not permitted to use calculator for answering objective type papers (test booklets). They should not, therefore, bring the same inside the examination hall.
  4. For each wrong answer, one fourth (0.25) mark will be deducted.
  5. The questions shall be answered by candidates on an Optical Marks Reader (OMR) sheet. Hence there is no provision for re-checking / revaluation of OMR Sheets (Answer Sheets) as the same are scanned / checked by the
  6. The total number of category-wise candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination shall be twelve times (including bracketed candidates) the number of advertised vacancies to be filled. Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary Examination will be eligible for admission to the Main Examination provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main examinations.
  7. All the candidates who apply for Preliminary Examination will be admitted provisionally for Preliminary Examination subject to fulfillment of all eligibility conditions. At this stage, no scrutiny of their online application forms will be carried out by the commission.
  8. The Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a Screening only. The result will be prepared on the basis of Total Marks obtained by the candidates in both the papers i.e. General Studies and Civil Services Aptitude
  9. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates, who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination, will not be counted for final selection because it is only for short listing of category-wise candidates and no marks-sheet will be supplied to successful or unsuccessful
  10. Candidates who qualify for the Main Examination will have to apply again on a separate application form for Main Examination which will be supplied to them by the Commission along with detailed instructions for Main Written Examination.



  • General
  • Current events of national and international
  • History of India and Indian National
  • Indian and World Geography.
  • Indian Culture, Indian Polity and Indian
  • General Mental ability
  • Haryana–Economy and people. Social, economic and cultural institutions and language of

Questions on General Science will cover General appreciation and understanding of science including matters of everyday observation and experience, as may be expected of a well educated person who has not made a special study of any particular scientific discipline. In current events, knowledge of significant national and international events will be tested. In History of India, emphasis will be on broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic and political aspects. Questions on the Indian National Movement will relate to the nature and character of the nineteenth century resurgence, growth of nationalism and attainment of Independence. In Geography, emphasis will be on Geography of India. Questions on the Geography of India will relate to physical, social and economic Geography of the country, including the main features of Indian agricultural and natural resources. Questions on Indian Polity and Economy will test knowledge on the country‘s political system and Constitution of India, Panchayati Raj, social systems and economic developments in India. On general mental ability, the candidates will be tested on reasoning and analytical abilities.



  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, order of magnitude, etc. – Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level)