Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services (HPAS)

Published on: Apr 24, 2010

The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) started conducting the Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services Etc. Examination (HPAS) in 1973. The recruitment for the following posts in Himachal Pradesh Government is made on the basis of this examination.

Name of the Post(s): HAS Class-I (Gazetted)
Pay-Scale: Ordinary time scale Rs. 7880-13500 (plus allowances sanctioned by the Government from time to time)

Name of the Post(s): HPS Class-I (Gazetted)
Pay-Scale: Pay-Scale: Ordinary time scale Rs. 7880-13500 (plus allowance sanctioned by the Government from time to time)

Name of the Post(s): Block Development Officer Class-I (Gazetted)
Pay-Scale: Rs. 7000-10980 (plus allowances sanctioned by the Government from time to time)

Name of the Post(s): District Panchayat Officer Class-II (Gazetted)
Pay-Scale: Rs. 7000-10980 (plus allowances)

Name of the Post(s): Principal, Panchayati Raj Training Institute. Panchayat Department,Class-II (Gazetted)
Pay-Scale: Rs. 7000-10980 (plus allowances)

Name of the Post(s): District Treasury Officer Class-I (Gazetted)
Pay-Scale: Rs. 7220-11660 (plus allowances)

Name of the Post(s): District Food & Supplies Controller Class-I (Gazetted)
Pay-Scale: Rs. 7220-11660 (plus allowances)

Name of the Post(s): Tehsildar Class-I (Gazetted)
Pay-Scale: Rs. 7000-10600 (plus allowances)

Name of the Post(s): Excixe & Taxation Officer Class-I (Gazetted)
Pay-Scale: Rs. 7000-10910 (plus allowances).

Name of the Post(s): District Employment Officer Class-II (Gazetted)
Pay-Scale: Rs. 7000-10980 (plus allowances)

Name of the Post(s): District Welfare-cum-Probationery Officer Class-II (Gazetted)
Pay-Scale: Rs. 7000-10980 (plus allowances)

Name of the Post(s): Assistant Registrar, Co-operative Societies Class-Ii (Gazetted)
Pay-Scale: Rs.7000-10980 (plus allowances)

Name of the Post(s): Assistant Controller, Weights & Measure Class-II (Gazetted)
Pay-Scale: Rs. 6400-10640 (plus allowances)

Exam Pattern

Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services Etc. Examination (HPAS) is a Three Tier examination.
  • Preliminary
  • Mains
  • Interview
Candidates require passing all these three tests and stand in merit for successful postings in the administrative set up of government.
The preliminary examination comprises of two papers i.e. paper in general studies and subject test.

Candidates qualified in the preliminary test undergo for main examination. The candidates who are admitted for the main written examination can opt any two subjects out of the following:

Subjects List for Himachal Pradesh Administrative Exams
  • Indian History
  • Statistics
  • Chemistry
  • Philosophy
  • Management
  • Agriculture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Urdu
  • Geology
  • Anthropology
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Commerce & Accountancy
  • Botany
  • Law
  • Public Administration
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Hindi
  • English Literature
  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  • Forestry
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Zoology
  • Sociology
  • Geography
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Sanskrit
  • Psychology
  • Physics
  • Horticulture

In all, the candidates are required to appear in following 8 papers for the main written examination i.e. 4 compulsory and 4 optional.
  1. compulsory Papers - Total Marks: 450
    (i) English
    Highest Marks: 100
    (ii) Hindi
    100
    (iii) Essay
    100
    (iv) General Studies
    150

  2. Optional Papers (Two Subjects) - Total Marks: 600
    (i)First Subject
    Paper 1: 150
    Paper 2: 150
    (ii)Second Subject
    Paper 1: 150
    Paper 2: 150

Candidates successful in the main written examination are called for Interview. HPAS Interview carries 150 marks.

Limitations

Candidates will not be allowed to offer the following combination of subjects in HPAS:
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Of the Engineering subjects, viz. Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Civil Engineering, not more than one subject,
  • Of Language subjects, viz. Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu and English Literature, not more than one subject;
  • Agriculture, AND Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science;
  • Political Science, International Relations AND Public Administration;
  • Commerce & Accountancy AND Management;
  • Sociology and Anthropology;
  • Management AND Public Administration;
  • Horticulture AND Forestry;
  • Horticulture, Agriculture AND Animal Husbandry & Veterinary
  • Science;
  • Forestry, Agriculture AND Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
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