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HPSC HCS 2023 Interview Date, Notification Details

HPSC HSC Interview Date 2023

HPSC, through another official notification, has released the HPSC HCS Interview Schedule 2023. The interview will start from 9th October 2023. The exact Roll No.  wise Interview schedule will be released by the commission in due course. As the time is very short, candidates need to prepare hard and the right guidance is the key to success in Interview.

For this purpose, Adda247 has launched a Free HPSC Interview Guidance Programme for the candidates who are going to appear in the HPSC Interview rounds. All interested candidates can enroll in this free Interview guidance program by clicking on the link given below.

HPSC HCS Personality Test / Interview Stage 2023

The personality exam is of 75 marks, and only HPSC HCS Mains qualified candidates are invited for the interview. Hence, the final merit list would be prepared out of 675 marks in totality. The marks of the Mains Exam and Interview are counted for preparing the final merit list. The candidates clearing HPSC HCS Mains Exam 2023 will be called for the personality test/ Interview by the HPSC. The candidate will be called for the HPSC HCS interview only if he scores 45% marks in the aggregate of all the main written question papers and 33% marks in the Hindi and English question papers. The number of candidates called for the HCS personality test will be three times the number of HPSC vacancies advertised.

HPSC HCS Notification 2023: The HPSC 2023 Prelims was successfully conducted on 21st May 2023. Candidates eagerly await the release of the HPSC HCS Answer Key 2023. In addition, candidates can also find information about the Question Paper Analysis and Cut-Off Marks 2023. To access more articles on these topics, kindly click on the link provided below.

HPSC HCS Notification 2023 Overview

The entire selection process is specified in the HPSC HCS notification PDF for recruiting HCS (Executive) and other allied services. Let’s discuss the HPSC HCS recruitment 2023 overview shared in the table below.

HPSC HCS Recruitment 2023 Overview
Exam Conducting BodyHaryana Public Service Commission
Post NameHaryana Civil Services (Executive branch) & Other Allied Services
Selection ProcessPreliminary Exam, Mains Exam, and Personality Test/Viva-Voce
HPSC HCS Notification PDFReleased
HPSC HCS Result 2023 PrelimsReleased
EligibilityBachelor’s Degree in Art/Science/Commerce
Job LocationHaryana

HPSC Recruitment 2022-2023: Exam Dates

Go through the following table to know more about the important dates related to the HPSC Recruitment 2023 exam:

NotificationFebruary 09, 2023
Online Application Commencement DateFebruary 16, 2023
Online Application End DateMarch 12, 2023
Admit CardMay 12, 2023
Prelims ExamMay 21, 2023
Prelims ResultJuly 14, 2023
Main ExamAugust 12, and 13, 2023
Main Exam ResultSeptember 25, 2023
InterviewOctober 09, 2023
Final ResultOctober 11, 2023
Table of ContentsSimilar UpdatesHPSC HighlightsHPSC NotificationHPSC VacancyHPSC Exam PatternHPSC InterviewHPSC SyllabusHPSC Eligibility CriteriaHPSC Application FormHPSC Admit CardHPSC Answer KeyHPSC ResultHPSC Expected CutoffHPSC Salary & BenefitsConclusionFAQs

HPSC Recruitment 2023: Highlights

Here are the key points on the HPSC Recruitment 2023 exam:

Full-Form of the ExamHaryana Public Service Commission Exam
Name of the OrganizationHaryana Public Service Commission
Name of the OrganizationAnnually
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Exam ModeOffline
Exam stagesPrelimsMainInterview
Exam Duration2 Hours
LanguageEnglish and Hindi
Exam Helpdesk0172 – 2560755
Official Website

HPSC Recruitment 2023: Vacancy

HPSC exam is taken to appoint the right candidates for the following posts. The category-wise distribution of the vacancies is provided here for thr reference of candidates:

Name of the postGen / URSC. of HryBC (A) of HryBC (B) of HryEWS of HryTotalESM of HryPwD of Hry
HCS (Ex. Br.)07020110Gen. – 01
DSP03020106SC – 01
‘A’ Class Tehsildar01020104BCA – 01
ARCS010201-Blind or Low Vision
AETO10020113Gen. – 01
‘A’ Class Naib Tehsildar150704030435Gen. – 01
SC – 01
02 posts reserved for PwD belongs to the category of Locomotor Disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy.

As per previous notification the posts listed were as follows:

Post NameTotal Vacancies
HCS (Ex. Br.)48
District Food & Supplies Controller (DFSC)05
‘A’ Class Tehsildar04
Asstt. Registrar Co. Op. Societies (ARCS)01
Asstt. Excise & Taxation Officer (AETO)05
Block Development & Panchayat Officer (BDPO)46
Traffic Manager (TM)03
District Food & Supplies Officer (DFSO)02
Asstt. Employment Officer (AEO)21
Total Vacancies156

HPSC Recruitment 2023: Exam Pattern

It is necessary to pass each part of the HPSC Recruitment 2023 exam pattern in order to take the next one, which is performed in three phases. Listed here are the HPSC exam phases.

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Main Exam
  • Personality Test

HPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2023

HCS Prelims exam is MCQ based i.e. an objective type question paper.

SubjectNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksTime Duration
General Studies1001002 hours
General Aptitude1001002 hours

Note: There will be a 0.25-point deduction for each incorrect answer.

HPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2023

This exam includes 5 compulsory conventional essay-type question papers; the name of each paper, total marks, and time allotted to each paper are discussed below.

PaperSubjectsMaximum MarksTime Duration
IEnglish (including English Essay)10003 Hours
IIHindi (including Hindi Essay) in Devanagari script10003 Hours
IIIGeneral Studies10003 Hours
IV&VTwo subjects to be selected from a list of 23 subjects set out below.150 x 2 = 30003 Hours
Total600 Marks

HPSC Recruitment 2023: Interview

This is the last stage based on which candidates will be selected for several posts. The HPSC personality test holds a weightage of 75 marks. The final merit list of the shortlisted candidates for the exam is prepared based on the total marks of 675. The candidates need to get a good score in the main written and interview as marks obtained in prelims will not be considered while preparing the final merit list.

HPSC Recruitment 2023: Syllabus

The syllabus for HPSC HCS is quite big and hence, the preparation should be started at the earliest. The prelim is a qualifying exam which means, you should be thorough with the preparation in order to get selected for mains. This is possible when you understand the syllabus thoroughly.

HPSC Preliminary Syllabus 2023

It consists of two papers i.e. General Studies & Civil Service Aptitude.

General Studies: Heritage, Indian History, Indian Economy, Literature, Inventions and Discoveries, Sports, Tourism, Civics, Geography, Artists, General Science, Environmental Issues, Famous Days & Dates, Indian Politics, Famous Places in India, Famous Books & Authors, Indian Parliament, Countries and Capitals, Rivers, Lakes and Seas, Current Affairs, Biology

CSAT: Analytical thinking, Comprehension, Basic numeracy (orders of magnitude, relationships between numbers, etc.) (Class X level), data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc. – Class X level), general mental capacity, decision-making and problem-solving, interpersonal abilities, including communication abilities, English language comprehension at the Class X level.

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HPSC Mains Syllabus 2023

The syllabus for Main Exam is given below:

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

English: Antonyms, Sentence Arrangement, Prepositions, Completion, Spelling Test, Passage Completion, Active and Passive Voice, Synonyms, Identifying Mistakes, Replacements, Idioms, and Phrases Fill in the blanks, transformation, sentence improvement, joining sentences, and error correction are some of the paraphrasing exercises available (Phrase in Bold)

Current Affairs: International & National Organizations, Environment, Books, Geography, Budget, Awards, Authors, Abbreviations, General Knowledge, History, General Science, and Indian Economy are among the topics covered in the general awareness category.

Aptitude/Ability: Time and Distance, Partnership of Time and Work, Boats and Streams, Areas, Problems with LCM and HCF, with Numbers, with Trains, with Ratio and Proportion, Mensuration, Probability, Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Races and Games, Mixtures and Allegations, Averages, Pipes and Cisterns, Volumes, Odd Man Out, Numbers and Ages, Percentages, Quadratic Equations, Simple Equations, Surds, Permutations, and Indices Mixtures and Allegations, Simple Equations, Indices, and Surds, Permutations, and Combinations, Simplification and Approximation

General Knowledge: Famous Days & Dates, Environment, Famous Days & Dates, Botany, Geography, Zoology, Indian Culture, Basic Computer, Indian Economy, Indian Politics, Famous Books & Authors, Chemistry, Sports, Physics, Indian History, Indian Parliament.

Optional Subjects of Preliminary Exam

  • Agriculture
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Botany
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Law
  • Public Administration
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Zoology
  • Indian History
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Optional Subjects for Main Examination

  • Indian History
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Agriculture
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • English Literature
  • Hindi Literature (in Devanagari Script)
  • Public Administration
  • Zoology
  • Mathematics
  • Law
  • Physics
  • Sanskrit Literature
  • Punjabi Literature
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

HPSC Recruitment 2023: Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the HPSC exam are based on three parameters including age limit, educational qualification, and physical standards.

HPSC Educational Qualification 2023

A candidate for this exam must have earned a bachelor’s degree in any field from a reputable university. However, candidates can apply for the test even if they are in their final year of a bachelor’s degree.

  • Additionally, the final year grade or score sheet needs to be sent in by the HCS deadline.
  • Additionally, candidates must obtain their degree certificate or mark sheet prior to the HCS deadline. Candidates, however, have 30 days from the announcement of the exam to finish their HCS application.
  • A candidate for this exam must have graduated from a recognized university with a bachelor’s degree in any field. However, Applicants in their last year of a bachelor’s degree program can apply for the test. Besides, the final year mark sheet or score sheet must be submitted before the HCS deadline.
  • Besides this, applicants should get their degree certificate/mark sheet before the HCS deadline. However, Candidates have 30 days after the exam announcement to complete their HCS application.

In order to apply for the HPSC, the candidate must be an Indian national.

HPSC Age Limit 2023

Applicants must be at least 21 years old. For those applying to the Haryana PSC, the maximum age is 42. The age of the candidate will be counted from January 1, 2022, of the exam year. There is some relaxation in the upper age limit for the candidates belonging to reserved categories.

Age Limit for the Post of DSP- The candidates appearing for the posts of HPSC DSP must follow these age criteria.

  • Minimum Age- 21 years
  • Maximum Age- 27 years

HPSC Age Relaxation

For a few categories, Haryana PSC relaxes the maximum age requirement. However, the following information is provided IN relation to age relaxation:

CategoryAge Relaxation (Years)Maximum Age (Years)
Applicants from Backward classes A and B of (only Haryana)5 Years47 Years
Candidates belonging to SC/ST Category5 Years47 Years
Female Applicants unmarried (it includes divorced and separated females)3 Years45 Years
PH and PwD of Haryana10 Years50 Years
Applicants from PH and PwD category (belonging to SC/ST category)15 Years55 Years

Physical Standards for D.S.P Post

To apply for the post of Haryana D.S.P. The candidates must meet the following physical eligibility standards.

Male Applicants5’7” (170.18 cm)33”
Female Applicants5’2” (157.50 cm)N/A

HPSC Recruitment 2023: Application Form

Once the notification on the HCS application process is made live on the official website of the exam conducting body, candidates have to register and apply for the same.

Applicants can adhere to the following procedure to apply for the HPSC exam:

  • Visit the official website to begin filling out the application form.
  • On the main page look for the HPSC Application form link and tap on the same.
  • Post clicking on the same, an application window gets open.
  • After that, candidates need to register by using a valid Email ID and password.
  • Make sure that you don’t make any errors while filling out the application form.
  • Candidates have to upload all the needed documents along with submitting scanned photographs and signatures.
  • Pay the application fee. Candidates can use their debit card, credit card, or net banking to pay the application fees.
  • Submit the application successfully. Candidates can pen down the Reference number and save it for future use.

HPSC Application Fee 2023

The application fee is different for the different candidates.

CategoryApplication Fee
General categoryINR 1000/-
Male applicants of General Category and all reserved categories of other statesINR 250/-
Females candidates belonging to General category Female candidates belonging to General category and all reserved categories appearing from other StatesINR 250/-
In addition, Male & Female applicants of SC/ BC-A/ BC -B/ ESM categories of Haryana only.INR 250/-
All PwD, i.e. Persons with Disabilities category applicants (with at least 40% disability) of Haryana only.NIL

HPSC Recruitment 2023: Admit Card

The HPSC Recruitment 2023 admit card will be released on the official website. All the candidates who have registered for the exam successfully can easily download the admit card.

  1. Visit the official website to download the admit card.
  2. At the site, candidates need to enter their application number or registration number and date of birth.
  3. After that tap on the icon showing the download Admit Card.
  4. On the screen, candidates can easily see the admit card icon, they need to cross-check the details before downloading the admit card.
  5. If all the information presented on the admit card is true, candidates can download the same and take its printouts for future use.
  6. Candidates are advised to take an extra copy for future use.

HPSC Recruitment 2023: Result

The results of the HPSC exam qualifying candidates get released by the Haryana Public Service Commission after the completion of all three stages including Prelims, Main, and Interview. Aspirants can easily obtain the Haryana PSC 2023 result from the official website. Aspirants need to enter the registration number or roll number and date of birth for downloading the result. The marks of the preliminary, main, and interview would be considered for the final result.

HPSC Recruitment 2023: Expected Cut-Off

Category-specific previous year expected cut-offs are provided below:

CategoriesWritten Exam Cut-OffFinal Cut-Off
EXM GEN88118
EXM SC7056
EXM BCB56107
OSP GEN134159
OSP SC78106
OSP BCA100128
OSP BCB108138

HPSC Recruitment 2023: Salary and Benefits

The salary details for various positions of HPSC Recruitment 2023 is shown below:

Post namePay ScaleGrade PayBasic PayTotal Salary per month (Approx.) @ 28% DAIn-Hand Salary per month (Approx.)
Officer in HCS Executive Branch15600-3910054005610077000-8300066000-72000
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP9300-3480054005310071000-7600063000-68000
District Food & Supplies Controller9300-3480046004490062000-6600054000-58000
Excise & Taxation Officer9300-3480054005310071000-7600063000-68000
Tehsildar (Class A)9300-3480046004490062000-6600054000-58000
Assistant Excise & Taxation Officer (AETO9300-3480046004490062000-6600054000-58000
Assistant Registrar Cooperative Societies (ARCS)9300-3480046004490062000-6600054000-58000
Block Development and Panchayat Officer (BDPO)9300-3480046004490062000-6600054000-58000
District Food & Supplies Officer (DFSO)9300-3480046004490062000-6600054000-58000
Traffic Manager (TM9300-3480046004490062000-6600054000-58000
Assistant Employment Officer (AEO)9300-3480046004490062000-6600054000-58000
OthersINR 44,900/-


  1. What is HPSC?
    • HPSC stands for Haryana Public Service Commission. It is a state-level civil services recruitment agency in Haryana, India. The commission conducts various examinations, including the HCS exam, to recruit candidates for various civil services and administrative positions in the state.
  2. What is HCS?
    • HCS stands for Haryana Civil Services. It is a group of civil service positions in the state of Haryana, which includes Haryana Administrative Service (HAS), Haryana Police Service (HPS), and other allied services. These services are responsible for the administration and governance of the state.
  3. How can I apply for the HCS exam conducted by HPSC?
    • To apply for the HCS exam, you typically need to visit the official HPSC website, where you can find the notification and application details. The process may include filling out an online application form, paying the application fee, and preparing for the examination.
  4. What are the eligibility criteria for the HCS exam?
    • Eligibility criteria may vary from year to year and depend on the specific exam. Generally, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, and there may be age restrictions as well. Detailed eligibility criteria are typically provided in the official notification.
  5. What are the stages of the HCS exam?
    • The HCS exam usually consists of three stages: the Preliminary Examination, the Main Examination, and the Viva-Voce (Interview). The preliminary exam is an objective-type test, while the main exam consists of written papers. Candidates who qualify in the main exam are called for the interview.
  6. What is the syllabus for the HCS exam?
    • The syllabus for the HCS exam varies depending on the specific position and the year. HPSC releases a detailed syllabus for each examination in its official notification. The syllabus generally covers topics related to general studies, specific subjects, and optional subjects.
  7. How can I prepare for the HCS exam?
    • Preparation for the HCS exam requires dedication and a structured study plan. You can start by understanding the exam pattern and syllabus. Many candidates opt for coaching, while others self-prepare using study materials and previous year’s question papers.
  8. What is the age limit for the HCS exam?
    • The age limit for the HCS exam may vary based on the specific examination and the candidate’s category (general, SC/ST, OBC, etc.). The official notification typically provides details on age criteria.
  9. How can I stay updated on HPSC and HCS notifications?
    • To stay updated on HPSC and HCS notifications, you should regularly check the official HPSC website and local newspapers. Additionally, you can sign up for email alerts or follow HPSC’s official social media accounts for updates.

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