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HPSC HCS Syllabus 2024: Check Exam Pattern

HPSC HCS Syllabus 2024 PDF Download: Check Exam Pattern – Dear Students, The HPSC HCS Exam Syllabus 2024 PDF has been released on the official website. So, all the candidates can download the HPSC HCS Syllabus 2024 through the direct link attached. Besides, you will find the complete details of the HPSC HCS Selection Process 2024 and the HPSC HCS Exam Pattern 2024 in the below sections.

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HPSC HCS Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2024 – Overview

Board Name Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC)
Post Name Haryana Civil Services (Executive Branch) & other Allied Services
Category Syllabus
Job Location Haryana
Selection Process Preliminary Examination
Main Examination
Personality Test / Viva-voce
Official Website

HPSC HCS Exam Pattern 2024

The HPSC HCS question paper of the recruitment test will be 200 questions with a Maximum mark of 200 marks and All questions carry equal marks. The Exam duration of the HPSC HCS paper will be 3 Hours. for each wrong answer, -0.25 marks will be deducted. Below the given table is for the HPSC HCS Exam Pattern 2024.

Phase -I: HPSC HCS Preliminary Exam Pattern

  • Total Question – 200 Questions
  • Total Marks –  200 Marks
  • Exam Duration – 3 Hours
  • Language – English and Hindi
  • Mode of Exam –
  • Negative Marking – Yes, 0.25 marks
Subject NameQuestionsMarks
Paper 1: General Studies100100
Paper 2: CSAT (Civil Service Aptitude Test)100100
Total200 Questions 200 Marks

Phase -II: HPSC HCS Main Exam Pattern

  • Total Question – 600 Questions
  • Total Marks –  600 Marks
  • Exam Duration – 3 Hours per paper
  • Language –
  • Mode of Exam –
  • Negative Marking – Yes, 0.25 marks
Subject NameDurationMarks
Paper 1: English (including English Essay)3 Hours100
Paper 2: Hindi (including Hindi Essay in Devanagari Script)3 Hours100
Paper 3: General Studies3 Hours200
Paper 4: One optional Subject to be selected from the list.3 Hours200
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Subject Wise – HPSC HCS Syllabus 2024

HPSC HCS Prelims Syllabus

Paper 1: General Studies

  • General Science.
  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography.
  • Indian Culture, Indian Polity and Indian Economy.
  • General Mental Ability.
  • Haryana-Economy and people. Social, economic and culture institutions and language of Haryana.

Paper 2: CSAT (Civil Service 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, order of magnitude, etc.-Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, date sufficiency etc. – Class X-level)

HPSC HCS Mains Syllabus


The aim of the paper is to test the candidate‘s ability to read and understand serious discursive prose, and to express his ideas: clearly and correctly in English. The pattern of questions would be broadly as follows:


  • Precis Writing
  • Comprehension of given passages
  • Essay
  • Usage and Vocabulary
  • General Grammar/ Composition


Candidates will be required to write an essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective, and exact expression.

HINDI AND HINDI ESSAY (in Devnagri script)

  • Translation of and English passage into Hindi.
  • Letter/ Precis writing.
  • Explanation of Hindi passage (prose and poetry) in the same language.
  • Composition (idioms, correction etc.).
  • Essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given.



  • History of Modern India and Indian Culture – The History of Modern India, will cover history of the country from about the middle of the nineteenth
    century and would also include questions on important personalities who shaped the freedom movement and social reforms. The part relating to ‗Indian Culture‘ will cover all aspects of Indian culture from the ancient to modern times.
  • Geography of India – In this part, questions will on the physical, economic and social geography of India.
  • Indian Polity – This part will include questions on the Constitution of India, Political system and related matters.
  • Current National issues and topics of social relevance. – This part is intended to test the candidate‘s awareness of current national issues and topics of social relevance in the present-day India, such as the following : Demography and Human Resources and
    related issues. Behavioural and social issues and social welfare problems, such as child labour, gender equality, adult literacy, rehabilitation of the handicapped and other deprived segments of the society, drug abuse, public health etc. Law enforcement issues, human rights, corruption in public life, communal harmony etc. Internal Security and related issues. Environmental issues, ecological preservation, conservation of natural resources and national heritage. The role of national institutions, their relevance and need for change.


  • India and the World – This part is intended to test candidate‘s awareness of India‘s relationship with the world in various spheres, such as the following:- Foreign Affairs External Security and related matters. Nuclear Policy. Indian abroad.
  • Indian Economy – In this part, questions will be on the planning and economic development in India, economic and trade issues foreign trade, the role and functions of I.M.F. world Bank, W.T.O. etc.
  • International Affairs and Institutions – This part will include question on important events in world affairs and on international institutions.
  • Developments in the field of science and technology, communications and space. In this part, questions will test the candidate‘s awareness of the developments in the field of science and technology, communications and space and also basic ideas computers.
  • Statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams – This part will include exercises to test the candidate‘s ability to draw common sense conclusions from information presented in statistical, graphical or diagrammatical from and to point out deficiencies, limitations or inconsistencies therein.

Optional Subjects for HPSC HCS Mains Exam

List of optional subjects for the Main Written Examination is given below.

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Anthropology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English Literature
  • Geology
  • Geography
  • Hindi Literature (in Devnagri Script)
  • Indian History
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Science
  • Physics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Punjabi Literature
  • Statistics
  • Sociology
  • Sanskrit Literature
  • Zoology

HPSC HCS Syllabus 2024 – Download Link

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HPSC HCS Syllabus 2024 – FAQs

Q.1 For how many marks, HPSC HCS Exam will be held?

HPSC HCS Exam will be held for 200 Marks.

Q.2 Who is conducting the HPSC HCS Exam?

The officials of the Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) are conducting the HPSC HCS Exam.

Q.3 What is the Exam duration for HPSC HCS Exam?

The Exam duration for HPSC HCS Exam is 180 Minutes.

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