HPAS Exam 2020

HPAS Exam 2020HPAS or Himachal Pradesh Administrative Service may be a state level government officials Examination conducted by Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission Board. HPAS Notification 2020 is predicted to be released soon. The posts offered through HPAS Exam 2020 are:

  • Administrative Services
  • Himachal Pradesh Police Services
  • Tehsildar & District Treasury Officer
  • Assistant
  • Registrar Co-operative Societies
  • MO (Medical Officer)
  • Analyst
  • Child Development Project Officer Recruitment in HPPSC Recruitment
  • Inspector Recruitment in HPPSC
  • SAS entrance exam Recruitment in HPPSC
  • Junior Office Assistant Recruitment in HPPSC

HPAS Notification 2020

The Official Notification of HPPSC Exam 2020 is yet to be released. The Exam Dates for an equivalent has not been announced yet. Candidates can read the official Notification for Himachal Administrative Services from the link below once it’s been released by Himachal Public Service Commission Board. The Official Notification for HPPSC Exam 2018 was released on 17th January 2019 and therefore the exam dates for an equivalent has not been announced yet. you’ll read the notification for HPPSC Exam 2018 from the link mentioned below.

Notification 2019 Click Here

HPAS 2020 Notification To be announced soon
 Application Begin To be announced soon
Application Fee Start Date To be announced soon
Last Date For Apply Online To be announced soon
Fee Payment Last Date To be announced soon
 Admit card Available To be announced soon
Prelims Exam date To be announced soon
Prelims Result 2020 To be announced soon
Mains 2020 Exam Date To be announced soon
Mains 2020 Result To be announced soon
Interview call letters To be announced soon
Interview dates To be announced soon
 Eligibility* Be a citizen of India
* Educational Qualification – A candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university
 Age Limits21 years to 35 years
 Vacancy Details Total To be announced soon
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 Notification  Click Here
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HPAS Exam Pattern 2020

HPAS Exam 2020 will be conducted in three different steps:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Viva Voce

Preliminary Exam Pattern:

PaperSubject Numbers of QuestionDurationTotal Markes
Paper IGeneral Studies 1002 Hours 200
Paper IIAptitude Test1002 Hours 200

Mains Exam Pattern:

S. No.PaperMaximum Marks 
 4General Studies Paper-I  200
 5General Studies Paper-II 200
 6General Studies Paper-III 200
 7Optional Subject
Paper – I
Paper – II
Interview 150
 Total 1250

Interview / Test

There is no syllabus for the Interview/Personality Test but the member asks the questions associated with the present affairs, academic background, socio-economic issues prevailing in India and the other such event happening at the period of time of the interviews. The board members will have the record of the candidates and that they can ask any question(s) from it. additionally to the present it’s expected from a candidate that he posses the knowledge of customs, manners and dialects of Himachal Pradesh.

Some other qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, care and logical exposition, the balance of judgements, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity”.

HPAS 2020 Sallybus:

(Code No.01)
 History, geography, political, art & culture and socio economic development of Himachal Pradesh.
 Currents events of national and international importance.
 History of India and Indian national movement.
 Indian and World Geography-physical, social, economicgeography 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.
Aptitude Test
(Code No.02)
 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)

HPPSC Syllabus for Main Exam

The HPPSC syllabus for the most exam isn’t mentioned within the official advertisement of the HPAS exam. it had been notified separately in 2016. The HPAS exam pattern was changed in 2016 and with this alteration , the new syllabus also came into existence.

The main exam has six compulsory papers and two optional papers. The topics of the HPPSC Syllabus are as follows

English Paper Syllabus

The objective of this paper is to check the understanding of English language and its usage. The candidate is predicted to be well-versed with the usage of English. The topics are as follows

 Topic Marks
 English Grammar 20
 Usage and vocabulary 20
 English Composition Letter / Application / Report / Note writing 20
 Comprehension of unseen passages  20
 Precis Writing 20

Hindi Paper Syllabus

  • The topics of the Hindi paper are as follows
  • Translation of an English passage into Hindi.
  • Translation of Hindi passage into English.
  • Explanation of Hindi passage in Prose and Poetry within the same language.
  • Composition(Idioms, corrections etc.)

Essay Paper Syllabus

Essay paper is meant to check the knowledge and awareness of the candidate regarding the topic and therefore the society as an entire . The topics are often included from the subsequent areas

  • current affairs
  • socio-political issues
  • socio-economic issues
  • aspects of culture and history
  • Reflective topics are going to be given to check the candidates’ understanding of those issues and their flair for expressing themselves within the English or within the Hindi language.

The candidates are required to aim 2 Essays, choosing one each from Section A and B in about 900 words each.

General Studies I Syllabus


Sub Unit-1

  • Historical perspective of Indian Cultural heritage:
  • Literature and Art forms from past to 1947(Major structural and rock-cut temple architecture, sculptural art and major schools of paintings).
  • Modern Indian history from the mid-18th century to 1980.
  • Freedom Struggle: its various stages and therefore the role of eminent personalities from different parts of India.

Sub Unit-2

  • Industrial Revolution and therefore the emergence of Capitalism.
  • Fascist Ideology and its global implications.
  • World Wars and boundary settlements after the primary and therefore the Second World Wars.
  • Concept of Decolonization, Nationalism and Socialism, Globalization and concept of Modernity.

Sub Unit-3

  • Emergence and growth of early medieval states: Kangra, Kullu and Chamba. Capitol Hill States and therefore the ir relations with the Mughals and the Sikhs.
  • Gorkha invasion- its nature and consequences, Treaty of Segauli.
  • The Hill States under Colonial power: Political and Administrative History. Grants, Sanads and territorial aggression.
  • Social and Economic conditions under the colonial period with special regard to social practices of Beth, Begar and Reet.
  • Establishment of British Cantonments.
  • National Movement with special regard to Praja Mandal movements in Himachal Pradesh, 1848-1948.
  • Five Year Plans and vision for the developed Hill State.
  • Survey of artistic and cultural Heritage(Temples, Buddhist Monasteries and Paintings).


Sub Unit-1

  • Introduction to Disasters: Concepts, definitions, disaster classifications including natural and man-made disasters.
  • Social and Environmental impacts of disasters.
  • Disaster profile of the country.
  • Approaches to Disaster Risk Reductions.
  • Disaster management models. Roles and responsibilities of stakeholders including community, Concept of first responders.
  • Interrelationship of disaster and development.
  • Disaster management in India including the Disaster Management Act 2005, National and state policies, Plans and institutional mechanism within the country.

Sub Unit-2

  • Geographical Introduction to India, India as a unit of Geographical Study.
  • Aspects of the physiography of India – Structure and Relief, Climate, Soils and Vegetation, Geomorphic found out (Mountain Ranges and Rivers and other Water Bodies).
  • Human Aspects – Population distribution, Urban Population, Internal Migration.
  • Language and Literacy, Villages and Towns in India.
  • Settlements, Industry and Transport.

Sub Unit-3

  • Geography of Himachal Pradesh: Relief, Drainage, Vegetation cover and kinds .
  • Climate and climatic zones in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Geographical Regions of Himachal Pradesh (Shiwalik, Doons and Low Valleys, Outer Valleys of Sub Himalaya, Mid Hill Tracts of High Himalaya, High hills and Valleys and Inner Zones).
  • Human Aspects: Quantitative, Qualitative and Temporal characteristics of Population, Urbanisation pattern.
  • Policies: Forest, Industrial and Tourism Policies, Growth of commercial areas and kinds of Industries in Himachal, Employment generation and potential, Scope of future Industrialization, Hazard Vulnerability and Risk Profile of Himachal Pradesh.


Sub Unit-1

  • Salient features of Indian Society, Unity in Diversity.
  • Social Institutions: Family, Marriage, Kinship, Religion and stratification in India.
  • Women empowerment and social justice: Policies for ladies Empowerment in India, Laws for cover of girls , women security and safety initiatives in India.
  • Child Rights and Right to Education.
  • Rights of differently-able persons and quality of life for them.

Sub Unit-2

  • Core Values publicly service/governance.
  • Philosophical basis of public service/governance and Integrity, Professionalism, Accountability.
  • Objectivity and transparency, information sharing and right to information, codes of conduct, work culture, challenges of corruption and political pressures.
  • Gandhian Thought: Truth and Non-violence, Satyagraha, Ends and Means, Religion and Politics.

Sub Unit-3

  • Society and Culture in Himachal Pradesh: Culture, customs, fairs and festivals, and non secular beliefs and practices, recreation and amusement.
  • Tribes of Himachal Pradesh: their historical, social, cultural, economic and legal aspects.
  • Family, marriage, kinship, and class structure in Himachal Pradesh.