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HPCS HCS 2024 Notification has been published by the Haryana Public Service Commission on 17 November 2023. Annually, the HPSC (Haryana Public Service Commission) administers the Haryana Civil Service examination to select candidates for roles such as Deputy Superintendent of Police (D.S.P.) and positions within the Haryana Civil Service (Executive Branch). Interested candidates can apply online by visiting the HPSC’s website from 1 December to 25 December 2023. 

Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to thoroughly read this article, as it encompasses comprehensive details regarding the HPSC HCS Recruitment 2023, encompassing information about the available vacancies, syllabus, examination pattern, eligibility requirements, and selection criteria. 

HPSC HCS Recruitment 2023  

A total of 121 vacancies are announced by the HPSC for the Haryana Civil Services Examination (Executive Branch), Deputy Superintendent of Police, Excise and Taxation Officer, District Food and Supplies Controller, Assistant Registrar Cooperative Societies, Assistant Excise and Taxation Officer, Block Development and Panchayat Officer, Traffic Manager,  District Food and Supplies Officer, Assistant Employment Officer and ‘A’ Class Naib Tehsildar. HPSC Haryana Civil Services 2023 Notification has been released with the exam-related details of the HCS 2023. The HPSC HCS application window will be open from 1 December 2023 and the link will remain activated by 25 December 2023.

HPSC HCS Exam 2023: Overview

Candidates can read this table for a quick glimpse of key details for the HPSC HCS 2023 Recruitment:-

Haryana HCS Exam – Important Updates
Exam Conducting Organization Haryana Public Service Commission 
Exam Name HCS (Ex. Br.) & other Allied Services Examination
Vacancies/Posts 121
Application Dates 1 December to 25 December 2023 
Application Mode Online
Examination Mode Prelims:- Offline Mains:- Offline 
Frequency of Exam Yearly
Job Location Haryana 
Selection Process PrelimsMainsInterview 

HPSC HCS Important Dates 2023

The Haryana Civil Services 2023 Exam will be conducted by the Haryana Public Service Commission in the month of February 2024. Notification in the reference of the same has been published through the HPSC’s website. Read this table and mark your calendars accordingly for the Recruitment dates:-

Event Date
Notification Release Date 17 November 2023 
Application Start Date 1 December 2023 
Last Date to Apply 25 December 2023
Prelim Exam Date 11 February 2024
Main Exam Date 30 & 31 March 2024
Admit Card Release Date To Be Announced
Answer Key To Be Announced
Result/Final Selection To Be Announced

Soon, the Haryana Civil Services Application Link will be activated on HPSC’s website, and candidates will be able to apply for the HCS (Executive Branch) & other Allied Services 2023. Those who want to apply for the Civil Services Exam of Haryana 2023, can click on the provided links below for the 2023 HPSC HCS Recruitment:- 

Official Website
HPSC HCS Notification PDF 2023 
HPSC HCS Apply Link
Haryana HCS Admit Card 2023 (Inactive)
HPSC HCS 2023 Answer Key (Inactive)
Haryana HCS Result 2023 (Inactive)

HPSC HCS 2023 Vacancy

HPSC HCS Vacancies for 2023 have been announced by the Haryana Public Service Commission A total of 121 vacancies have been announced by the HPSC. Post-wise vacancy distribution is tabulated below:-

Name of the Post Gen./UR SC (of Haryana) BC (A)(of Haryana) BC (B)(of Haryana) EWS (of Haryana)  Total
HCS (Ex. Br.) Haryana Civil Services (Executive Branch)  1 1 1 3
DSP Deputy Superintendent of Police  3 2 1 6
ETO Excise & Taxation Officer  3 4 1 8
DFSC District Food & Supplies Controller  1 1 2
ARCS Assistant Registrar Cooperative Societies  1 1
AETO Assistant Excise & Taxation Officer  12 3 3 1 19
BDPO Block Development &Panchayat Officer  21 8 4 2 2 37
TM Traffic Manager 3 1 4
DFSO District Food & Supplies Officer  1 1
AEO Assistant Employment Officer  5 4 1 1 1 12
‘A’ Class Naib Tehsildar & ‘A’ Class Naib Tehsildar 9 8 4 3 4 28
Total 55 31 19 7 9 121

HPSC HCS Eligibility Criteria 2023 

Candidates should check the eligibility criteria for the Haryana Civil Services Examination 2023 before applying for the same. Eligibility criteria typically consist of three major factors which include nationality/citizenship, age limit/ relaxation and educational qualification. Here we are providing details on these factors through which you will be able to check the eligibility for HCS 2023:-


To be eligible for the HCS examination, a candidate must meet one of the following criteria: 

(a) Be an Indian citizen. 

(b) Be a citizen of Nepal. 

(c) Be a citizen of Bhutan. 

(d) Be a Tibetan refugee who arrived in India before 1 January 1962, with the intention of staying in India permanently. 

(e) Be a person of Indian origin who has moved to India with the intention of making it their permanent home, and originally hailed from countries such as Pakistan, Burma, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Zaire, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia or Vietnam.

Age Limit 

Candidates’ age should be between 18 and 42 years old by 1 January 2023 except for the post of DSP. But, if you want to be a DSP, you should be between 18 and 27 years old by 1 January 2023. Relaxation in age is also permissible for special categories.

Relaxation In Age

Relaxation in age will be provided to some special categories, candidates can check the category-wise upper age limit in the following table:-

Category Relaxation in upper age
Scheduled Castes of Haryana 5 years
Backward Classes of Haryana 5 years
Individuals with disabilities who are protected under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. 5-year age relaxation, and if they also belong to specific categories (S/Caste, S/Tribe, B/Classes, EWS), they can get an additional 5-year relaxation. However, the maximum age limit is capped at 52 years. This rule applies to Group A & B posts filled through open competitive exams.
Wives of military personnel who became disabled while serving in the military. 5 years
Widowed or legally divorced women 5 years
Women who have undergone a legal separation and have been living apart for more than two years from the age reference date set for applicants in other categories. 5 years
Unmarried women 5 years

Educational Qualification

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in Arts, Science, Commerce, or an equivalent qualification from a recognized university to apply for the Haryana Civil Services Examination.

Physical Standard

Physical Standards are also applicable for DSPs. According to the Haryana Police Service Rules, 2002, the physical standards for the position of Deputy Superintendent of Police are as follows:

Category  Height  Chest  Chest with expansion
Male 5’7’’ (170.18 cm) 33’’ (83.82 cm) 34 ½’’ (87.63 cm)
Female 5’2’’ (157.50 cm) -N A- -N A-

HPSC HCS Application Process

The Haryana Public Selection Commission (HPSC) will unveil the application process for HPSC HCS 2023 from 1 December 2023. The HPSC HCS Application Forms will be available online through the official website. Below are the steps to guide you through the application process for HPSC HCS 2023 Recruitment:-

  1. To begin, access the official HPSC website. 
  2. Navigate to the homepage and select the “HPSC Application Form” link. You will be directed to an application window.
  3. Register by providing a valid Email ID and password.
  4. Upload the required documents in the specified format and size by scanning them digitally.
  5. Pay the application fee, which can be done through debit card, credit card, or net banking.
  6. Once the payment is completed, submit the application form.
  7. Don’t forget to take a printout of the final submission form for future reference.

Application Fees 

To complete the application form, candidates need to submit the application fee. Application fee can be submitted online through Net Banking, Debit card, and Credit Card in the stipulated time. The category-wise application fee is tabulated below for your convenience:-

HPSC HCS Application Fee 2023
Category  Application Fee
For male candidates from the General category in Haryana and male candidates from other states, regardless of their category. INR 1000/-
For all female candidates in the General category from Haryana, including female dependents of ESM, and for female candidates from other states, regardless of their category. INR 250/-
Applies to both male and female candidates belonging to SC, BC-A, BC-B, ESM, and Economically Weaker Section (EWS) categories specifically within Haryana. INR 250/-
Applicable to all candidates in the Persons with Disabilities category from Haryana, provided they have a minimum disability of 40%. Nil

Haryana Civil Services 2023 Selection Process

Applicants who want to apply for the HPSC HCS in 2023 should check the selection procedure for recruitment. The HPSC HCS Recruitment selection process comprises 3 stages. The HPSC HCS Recruitment process involves a Preliminary Examination worth 200 marks, a Main examination carrying 600 marks, a Personality Test (Viva-voce) with a weightage of 75 marks, along with Document Verification and a Medical Test.

HPSC HCS Exam Pattern

In the HCS (Ex. Br.) & other Allied Services Examination, there are three successive stages (A, B, and C). Candidates who are going to appear in the HPSC HCS 2023 Examination, should check the examination pattern first. In this section, we are providing a brief on HPSC HCS Exam Pattern 2023. Have a look at these points and table for a clear view of both the preliminary and main exam patterns:-

HPSC HCS Preliminary Exam Pattern 

  • The prelims exam consists of two papers and both papers are bilingual in Hindi and English.
  • Both papers have objective-type (multiple-choice) questions.
  • Paper I covers General Studies and is worth 100 marks, with a duration of 2 hours.
  • Paper II is the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) and is also worth 100 marks, with a duration of 2 hours.
  • For each incorrect response, a deduction of one-fourth of a mark will be applied.
  • The CSAT paper is qualifying in nature, with a minimum passing score of 33%.
Prelim Exam Pattern 2024 
Papers Subjects Marks Exam Duration
Paper I General Studies 100 2 hours
Paper II Civil Services Aptitude Test 100 2 hours

HPSC HCS Main Exam Pattern

  • In the Main Written Examination, there are four papers i.e. English, Hindi, General Studies & one optional in conventional/essay-type format.
  • Candidates are allowed to write their answers in either Hindi or English, except in language or literature papers.
Papers Subjects Subject Code Marks Exam Duration
Paper I English (including English Essay) 30 100 3 hours
Paper II Hindi (including Hindi Essay) 31 100 3 hours
Paper III General Studies 32 200 3 hours
Paper IV One optional subject 200 3 hours

HPSC HCS Exam Syllabus 2023

Being familiar with the HPSC HCS 2023 Syllabus is the most important part of starting your journey for the Haryana Civil Services Examination 2023. Here we are going to detail the whole curriculum of prelims & mains examination of HPSC HCS 2023:-

HPSC HCS Syllabus 2023
Subject Topics
Preliminary Exam 
General Studies (G.S.) General Science: General Science questions will encompass a broad understanding of science, including observations and experiences from daily life, in line with the knowledge one would expect from a well-educated individual without expertise in any specific scientific field. 
Current events: In the section concerning current events, your understanding of important national and international occurrences will be evaluated.
History: When it comes to the History of India and the Indian National Movement, the focus will be on a comprehensive grasp of the subject, encompassing its social, economic, and political dimensions. Questions regarding the Indian National Movement will pertain to the characteristics and nature of the resurgence in the nineteenth century, the development of nationalism, and the achievement of Independence.
Indian and World Geography: Within the Geography section, the primary focus will be on the Geography of India. Questions related to the Geography of India will cover the physical, social, and economic aspects of the country, encompassing key elements of Indian agriculture and natural resources.
Indian Culture, Indian Polity and Indian Economy: The segment on Indian Polity and Economy will assess your understanding of the country’s political system and the Constitution of India. It will also include questions about Panchayati Raj, social structures, and economic advancements in India.
General Mental Ability: In the section of general mental ability, candidates will be evaluated based on their reasoning and analytical skills.
Haryana Specific: This section will cover aspects related to Haryana’s economy, its people, as well as its social, economic, and cultural institutions. Additionally, it will include questions about the languages spoken in Haryana.
Civil Services Aptitude Test ComprehensionInterpersonal skills including communication skillsLogical reasoning and analytical abilityDecision making and problem solvingGeneral mental abilityThe examination will assess basic numeracy skills, including understanding numbers and their relationships, as well as concepts related to order of magnitude, all at the level of Class X. It will also include questions on data interpretation, which involves analyzing charts, graphs, tables, and assessing data sufficiency, also at a Class X level.
Mains Examination (Compulsory Subjects)
English The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the candidate’s capacity to comprehend and interpret substantial, thoughtful written content, as well as to articulate their thoughts accurately and distinctly in English. The question format for this section will generally encompass English-related topics:-(i) Precis Writing (ii) Comprehension of given passages(iii) Essay(iv) Usage and Vocabulary(v) General Grammar/Composition
Hindi (i) अंग्रेजी गद्यांश का हिंदी में अनुवाद। (ii) पत्र/सटीक लेखन।(iii) हिन्दी गद्यांश (गद्य एवं पद्य) की व्याख्या।(iv) रचना (मुहावरे, सुधार आदि)।(v) किसी विशिष्ट विषय पर निबंध। विषयों का विकल्प दिया जायेगा।
General Studies Part-I (a) History of Modern India and Indian Culture: This section will encompass the history of India from the mid-nineteenth century, with a focus on significant historical events and influential figures who played pivotal roles in the freedom movement and social reforms. The ‘Indian Culture’ aspect will encompass all facets of Indian culture, spanning from ancient to contemporary times.(b) Geography of India: This part will include questions related to the physical, economic, and social geography of India.(c) Indian Polity: Questions in this section will pertain to the Constitution of India, the political system, and related topics.(d) Current National Issues and Topics of Social Relevance: This segment is designed to evaluate the candidate’s awareness of current national issues and socially relevant subjects in contemporary India. It includes areas such as demography, human resources, behavioral and social issues, social welfare problems, law enforcement, human rights, corruption, communal harmony, internal security, environmental concerns, and the role and need for change in national institutions.
Part-II (a) India and the World: This part aims to assess the candidate’s understanding of India’s global relationships across various domains, including foreign affairs, external security, nuclear policy, and the Indian diaspora.(b) Indian Economy: Questions in this section will focus on economic planning and development in India, economic and trade issues, foreign trade, and the roles and functions of international organizations such as the IMF, World Bank, and WTO.(c) International Affairs and Institutions: This segment will include questions about significant events in world affairs and international organizations.(d) Developments in the Fields of Science and Technology, Communications, and Space: This part will gauge the candidate’s awareness of advancements in science and technology, as well as developments in communications, space, and fundamental computer concepts.(e) Statistical Analysis, Graphs, and Diagrams: This section will contain exercises designed to assess the candidate’s ability to draw logical conclusions from information presented in statistical, graphical, or diagrammatic forms. Candidates will also be expected to identify deficiencies, limitations, or inconsistencies in the data.
Optional Subjects Agriculture Animal Husbandry and Veterinary ScienceAnthropologyBotanyChemistry Civil Engineering Commerce and AccountancyEconomicsElectrical EngineeringEnglish LiteratureGeologyGeographyHindi Literature (in Devnagri Script)Indian HistoryLawMathematicsManagementMechanical EngineeringMedical SciencePhysicsPhilosophyPolitical Science and International RelationsPsychologyPublic AdministrationPunjabi LiteratureStatisticsSociology Sanskrit LiteratureZoology

HPSC HCS 2023 Admit Card

HPSC HCS Admit Card 2023 will be available on the official website of the HPSC once the commission announces the examination date. To obtain the HPSC 2023 Admit Card, follow the instructions below:

  1. Visit the official HPSC website.
  2. Look for the link that leads to the HPSC Admit Card for 2023.
  3. Click on the download link.
  4. Provide your name and application number details and click the submit button.
  5. The Haryana Civil Services admit card will be displayed on the screen. Download it and make sure to print a copy for reference.

HPSC HCS Result 2023

After the completion of the HPSC HCS 2023 exam, the authorities will release the final test results. These results for each stage will be available online on the official website. The results will be announced using a merit list containing the roll numbers of prospective applicants. To download the HPSC HCS 2023 Result, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the official website of the HPSC.
  2. Navigate to the “Result” section on the website.
  3. Search for “HPSC HCS Result” and click on it.
  4. A PDF file will be displayed on the screen.
  5. Look for your roll number within the PDF to check your result.

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