Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services Examination


Himachal Pradesh administrative services examination - HPAS


H.P.P.S.C has published the notification of the Himachal Pradesh ADMINISTRATIVE Services Examination-2014. The details of the notification are as follows:

1. Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services, Class-I (Gazetted) – Four vacancies

    Pay  scale of Rs.15600-39100 + 5400 (Grade Pay).

    SC- 01, Ex-Servicemen  -01 , General -02

2.  Himachal Pradesh Police Services, Class-I (Gazetted)- Five vacancies

     Payscale of Rs. 15600-39100+5400(Grade Pay).

     Ex-Servicemen  -01 , General -04

3.  Tehsildar Class –I (Gazetted)- Five vacancies

     Pay scale of Rs.10300- 34800+5000 (Grade Pay).

     ST- 01,  General -04

4.  Block Development Officers, Class –I (Gazetted) – Eight vacancies

     Pay scale of Rs. 10300-34800 + 5000 (Grade Pay).

     SC- 02, General -06

5.  District Treasury Officer, Class-1(Gazetted) – Two vacancies

     Pay scale of Rs.15600-39100+5400 Grade Pay.

     SC- 01, General -01

6.  Excise and Taxation Officer, Class-I (Gazetted) – Six vacancies

     Pay scale of Rs. 10300-34800+5000/-Grade pay.

     OBC- 01, Ex-Servicemen  -01 , General -04

Total Vacancies – 30

Age Limits :

  •  A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have
    attained the age of 35 years on the first January- 2015.
  • The upper age limit is relaxable by five years for
    candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/ Other
    Backward Classes / Persons with disabilities and Children/Grand
    Children of Freedom Fighters of Himachal Pradesh as declared by the
    Govt. from time to time. Age relaxation is also available to Ex-servicemen
    candidates of H.P. as per provisions in Rules/ Instructions
    of H.P. Govt.


Three Stages :

  1. HPAS Preliminary Examination
  2. HPAS Mains Examination
  3. HPAS Interview

Preliminary examination:

The first stage Himachal Pradesh administrative services examination will consist of 02 papers. Both the Papers will have Objective type(multiple choices) questions on the following pattern:

  • Paper-I – General Studies:

Paper 1 – 200 marks having 100 objective type (Multiple choices) questions.

  • Paper-II Aptitude Test:

Paper 2 – 200 marks and having 100 objective type (Multiple choices) questions.

Click here to read the Detailed Pattern of Himachal Pradesh administrative services Preliminary examination and Break-up of questions.

Main Written Examination

a) Only those  candidates who are declared qualified in the Preliminary examination will be entitled for admission to the Main written examination of the Himachal Pradesh administrative services examination,
b) The number of candidates to be called for Main written examination will be
about 20 times of the total number of vacancies to be filled in on the basis of
aforementioned examination.
c) The candidates, who qualify the Preliminary examination, will have to
download the application form for Main examination from the above
website. No separate call letters will be sent for Main examination.


  • The number of candidates to be called for viva-voce test after the Main written examination by the Commission shall be at its discretion on the basis of marks obtained by them in the Main written examination only. As far as possible this number will be three times the total number of vacancies.

NOTE: Marks obtained by the candidates in the Preliminary examination will not be counted for the purpose of final order of merit of the Himachal Pradesh administrative services examination. However, marks obtained in the Main written examination as well as in the viva-voce test would determine their final merit for selection in the Himachal Pradesh administrative services examination.

Syllabus for HPAS Preliminary exam :

Paper-I  – General Studies

 History, geography, political, art & culture and socio-
economic development of Himachal Pradesh.
 Current events of national and international importance.
 History of India and Indian national movement.
 Indian and World Geography-physical, social, economic
geography of India and the world.
 Indian polity and governance –Constitution, political
system, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights issues, etc.
 Economic and social development – sustainable
development poverty, inclusion, demographics, social sector
initiatives, etc.
 General issues on environmental ecology, bio-diversity and
climate Change – that do not require subject specialization
 General science.

Paper-II Aptitude Test

 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, orders of
magnitude etc. (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts,
graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level).
 English Language comprehension skills (Class X level)

 Note:  Candidates not belonging to Himachal Pradesh are also eligible to appear for this recruitment.

Click Here for Detailed Advertisement of HPPSC Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services Examination – 2014 (HPAS -2014)

 Click Here for Himachal Pradesh G.K 

Click Here to APPLY ONLINE for HPAS-2014
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

18 Replies to “Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services Examination

  1. Good day! This is kind of off topic but I need some help from an established blog. Is it hard to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick. I’m thinking about creating my own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have any points or suggestions? Appreciate it

  2. I have a printer hooked up to the computer inside my room. My daughter includes a computer in her area and no printer. How can the lady do her homework on her computer, yet have it print on the printer in my area? Do I require the internet on one computer or both? Maybe not at all?.

  3. My internet site is on a remote server, I have copied all the files from their remote host server. How do I today configure MAMP to see this as a local copy of wordpress and so i can modify it and try out different themes.. Please help. I actually is pulling my curly hair out!.

  4. I keep several sites & forums and allow people to write their particular comments on them. I examine regularly and remove any kind of swear words and phrases, etc . I actually also inquire commentors to not leave any derogatory conditions on the blogs/forums.. However , nevertheless, am i actually still legally responsible for the content on my blog/forums in the event that they compose a defamatory comment or abusive feedback?. Many thanks..

  5. It didn’t used to, the Specs are Nvidia 5500gt, 1gb MEMORY, so on, I realize it’s not really the latest pc out there, it’s mostly intended for playing very old games or surfing the internet. The pc automatically restarts at the beginning of a streaming video, it doesn’t also try to operate it. I actually ran the pc in safe mode with networking in was able to stream video yet there was simply no sound. It used to have the ability to stream video..

  6. As I actually look at the main courses pertaining to both apparently I can take screen composing and film courses as my general major aesthetic as a British major. While i choose a small which can be innovative writing or film research, I’m possessing a hard time mainly because I want to pursue a career as a screenwriter meant for film as a secondary job for myself, but wouldn’t Creative Writing help me with that?.

  7. magnificent post, very informative. I wonder why the other specialists of this sector do not notice this. You must continue your writing. I am confident, you’ve a great readers’ base already!

  8. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. That is a really neatly written article. I’ll be sure to bookmark it and return to learn extra of your useful info. Thank you for the post. I’ll definitely return.

Please Leave a Comment