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All you need to know about HPSC preparation – The Complete Guide

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HPSC exam preparation requires hard work and the correct guidance will be provided by online or offline HPSC coaching classes. Let us tell you everything about the HPSC exam preparation so you can start your preparation smoothly.


Table of Contents

  1. About HPSC Examination
  2. Role of Coaching in HPSC Preparation
  3. Reasons to join Online Coaching for HPSC - Online HPSC Course
  4. Why one should join Chahal Academy for HPSC ?
  5. Stages of Haryana Public Service Commission Examination
      • Preliminary Examination
      • Mains Examination
      • Interview
  6. Eligibility Criteria – Important for HPSC preparation
      • Educational Qualification
      • Age Limit
      • Age for the post of DSP
  7. Cut-off Marks
  8. How to prepare for Haryana Public Service Commission
      • For Prelims
      • For Mains
      • For Interview
  9. Booklist for HPSC preparation

About HPSC Examination

Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) is a recruitment body for the vacancies in State Services in the state of Haryana through the most prestigious exam of the state, the HPSC examination. HPSC releases notification and invites applications to this examination every year for recruitment into various posts in departments/ministries under the government of Haryana. So, eligible candidates can apply for this examination online after the release of notification. The purpose of this article is to give complete information about the HPSC examination and guidance for HPSC exam preparation. You can prepare for the HPSC exam either through offline or HPSC online coaching classes.

Role of Coaching in HPSC Preparation

Classroom Teaching

Coaching plays an important role in the preparation for State Public Service Exams. Furthermore, coaching acts as a catalyst in the preparation process and increases the chances of success. It solely depends on the candidate whether to choose it or not. In addition to increasing chances, coaching can reduce the workload of the candidate by guiding the student to study what is exactly needed. Coaching also provides an overview of the examination pattern and changing dynamics of the exam. However, it is to be noted that HPSC coaching is not a guarantee of your success. It will provide an environment for overall development which is essential for success in any exam.

Reasons to join Online Coaching for HPSC – Online HPSC course

Teaching

  • Your time, Your Place: While offline HPSC coaching has a fixed schedule, online coaching is flexible. Aspirants can save time from traveling between home, college, and other places.
  • Rescheduling: One of the biggest advantages of online HPSC coaching is that no lecture or topic will be missed as you can watch it anytime and anywhere on your laptop or mobile. Online coaching is the only and best way to prepare for HPSC, especially for those who are working or are housewives as they can watch online classes any time when free.
  • Super Affordable Fees: Usually, the cost of coaching for HPSC exam preparation is approximately between Rs.50,000/- to Rs.75,000/- whereas online coaching costs very less.

Why one should join Chahal Academy for HPSC

Chahal Academy is like the panacea to all your queries in the field of Civil services. Along with a quality faculty team, we also ensure that high-quality study material is provided and students do not have to hustle for collecting the same. Candidates can rely on Chahal Academy for their HPSC exam preparation as this academy provides facilities for the overall development of candidates through a learning environment.

Chahal Academy is providing a Specialized Online Course for HPSC which includes –

  • 400+ hours of HPSC Complete Foundation Course lecture series. This course includes detailed Topic-wise Coverage of the HPSC Syllabus. This course is taught by the most reliable, and senior faculty and subject matter experts supported by a dynamic and up-to-date content team. You also get personal attention from the mentors in case of difficulty.
  • 24 x 7 availability of best quality HPSC video lectures- watches from the comfort of any of your devices. It includes specialized & Digitized Classes focused on building a conceptual knowledge base of Students. Technological support and Feedback is provided by Subject Matter Experts.
  • You can choose to learn according to your time and place.
  • This course is available at Super Affordable fee structure.
  • Regular tests are conducted to improve accuracy and time management.
  • Complete study material is available in soft copy which covers static as well as updated daily & monthly Current Affairs.

Stages of Haryana Public Service Commission Examination

Haryana Public Service Commission conducts the examination in three stages – Prelims, Mains, and Interview.

Preliminary Examination

  • It comprises of two papers of 100 marks of each. It is important to remember that, marks of both paper of Preliminary examination will be counted in preparing merit list of Preliminary examination only and these marks will not be counted in final selection of candidate. Hence, only marks of mains examination and interview will be counted in preparing cutoff of Haryana Public service Commission Examination.
  • Both papers of Preliminary examination will counted in making cutoff of the preliminary examination.
Paper I: General Studies.
Paper II: Aptitude Test.

Syllabus of preliminary examination

Subject Syllabus
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 cultural institutions and language of Haryana.
General Aptitude 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, the order of magnitude, etc. – Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc. – Class X level)

Main Examination

  • English (Including Essay paper) of 100 marks.
  • Hindi (Including Essay paper) of 100 marks.
  • General Studies exam of 100 marks
  • Two subjects with a paper each of 150 marks. The 2 subjects of optional will be selected from the list of 23 subjects and you need to select any 2 subjects of your choice
  • Optional Subject List:

    1. Mechanical Engineering
    2. Agriculture
    3. Public Administration
    4. Law
    5. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
    6. Psychology
    7. Sociology
    8. Botany
    9. Geography
    10. Chemistry
    11. Civil Engineering
    12. Commerce and Accountancy
    13. Mathematics
    14. Economics
    15. Zoology
    16. Hindi Literature in Devanagari script
    17. English Literature
    18. Sanskrit Literature
    19. Electrical Engineering
    20. Indian History
    21. Physics
    22. Punjabi Literature
    23. Political Science and International Relations

    It is important to know that, candidates are not allowed to take two combinations of subjects:
    1. Political science and International and relation and Public Administration.
    2. Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & veterinary science.
    3. English, Hindi, Punjabi, and Sanskrit Literature.
    4. Engineering not more than one subject.

    Total Marks of Mains Examination 600 marks.

    Interview Stage

    HPSC Mock Interview

    • The interview is of 120 marks. Basically, it is a viva type Q & A type series where questions pertaining to current affairs and educational background are being asked from candidates.
    • The Viva-voce will be to test the personality of the candidates. This test will be in matters of general interest and is intended to test the candidate’s alertness. For instance, Intelligence and general outlook will be tested. For HPSC exam preparation, consideration will also be paid to the bearing and physique of the candidate. It will be conducted either in Hindi or in English depending upon the option selected by the candidate.

    Eligibility Criteria – Important for HPSC preparation

    There are certain requirements to appear for the State Services Examination. We will lay down the important criteria required for appearing in the HPSC exam.

    Educational Qualification

    • In order to sit in the Haryana Public Service Commission, candidates must have a degree from any recognized university equivalent to the degree of Bachelor of Science, Arts, Commerce, or of any technical subject.
    • Aspiring candidates in the last year of their graduation can also sit in this examination.

    Age Limit

    • The candidate should not be less than 21 years and not more than 42 years before the examination.

    Age for the post of DSP

    • The candidate should not be less than 21 years and not more than 27 years of age on or before 1st Jan of the same year. However relaxation for the reserved categories wit) remain as such given above.

    Physical Standard for the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police

    Sr. No. Category Height Chest Chest with Expansion
    1 Male 5’7" (170.18 cm) 33" (83.82 cm) 34.5" {87.63 cm)
    2 Female 5’2" (157.50 cm) N/A N/A

    Cut-Off Marks

    • Examination of 2017 of Haryana Public Service commission, which was conducted in march 2019:
    • For General Category, the cutoff of for prelims was: 130.31
    • For schedule caste, the cutoff of for prelims was: 105.15

    How to Prepare for Haryana Public Service commission

    For Prelims

    • You have to focus on the basics for the HPSC Prelims. So, read the syllabus thoroughly. Then, go through the Previous Year Question papers and understand what the exam demands. The syllabus and Questions papers will help you to decide what to study and what to omit.
    • Newspaper - Read the newspaper daily. Follow what the Centre, as well as the state, is doing for the people. You also have to pay attention to facts and famous personalities from Haryana.
    • NCERTs - These are government authorized books and form the basis of your exam preparation. you have to read these books properly to understand advanced level books. If you have read these books before, a speed reading will also do. Do not skip these under any circumstances
    • Read fewer books - Prepare a proper booklist for your preparation. do not read every book that is available for a particular subject. Pick the best ones and revise those books again and again. Although you can supplement those reading. Follow the principle of Read minimum and Revise Maximum!
    • Notes - Keep your notes very short and precise. As you finish one chapter or topic, prepare notes. It will take you a long way till the final day of your exams.
    • Revision is the key - The inevitable step is revision. Revise as much as you can. And practice answer writing from the first day itself. You will be way ahead in the competition.
    • Mock tests - Appear for multiple mock tests to polish your knowledge. Regular mock tests will train your brain to get prepared for the final day. The Prelims stage is the first most important stage because it will help you move into the Mains stage. So, keep practicing by appearing for mock tests. Further, mock tests will train your brain to acquire the technique of answering by elimination method as well.
    • To guide and help you plan a strategy, subject-wise distribution of marks from past years has been listed below:

    For Paper I:
    Subject Expected number of questions as Per the current trends
    Ancient History + Medieval History + Culture + Modern History 10-20
    Indian Polity + International Relations 10-12
    Geography 10-15
    Economic & Social Development 12-18
    Science + Tech 12-20
    Environment + Biodiversity 10-12
    Haryana General Knowledge 35-40
    Current Events [National + International] 5-10
    Misc (Awards, Organizations, etc.) 4-5
    For Paper II:
    Subject Expected number of questions as Per the current trends
    Logical Reasoning 30-35
    Mathematical Ability 30-35
    Behavioral Psychology + Interpersonal Skills + Decision Making & Problem Solving 20-25
    English (Comprehension, blanks) 15

    For Mains

    • Newspaper - Again, read the newspaper daily. Read about government policies, and also international affairs. You have to pay attention to facts about your state as well.
    • NCERTs - Read these books to form a strong background of the subjects.
    • Government Websites - Supplement your studies with material from government websites like Policy Research Studies, Yojana , UPSC , etc. The material on these websites is 100% correct.
    • Keep your shorter booklist - Prepare a proper booklist for your preparation. do not read every book that is available for a particular subject. Pick the best ones and revise those books again and again. Although you can supplement those reading. Follow the principle of Read minimum and Revise Maximum!
    • Notes - Prepare comprehensive notes. It means that you must prepare Prelims and Mains notes together. This will help you to prepare for both the stages from an early stage.
    • Mock tests - Practice lots of answer writing. You will be able to develop speed and answer writing skills.
    • Revision is the key - The inevitable step is revision. Revise as much as you can. You will be way ahead in the competition.

    For Interview

    • For personality test/interview, you have to sit for mock interviews. This will help you to experience Q and A round with an interviewer panel which will prepare your body and mind for the final day. So, enhance your personality through Mock Interviews. Furthermore, go through your application form from tip to toe and keep yourself updated with the latest current issues so that you are able to talk about it.

    Booklist for HPSC preparation

    Booklist

    1. History: Spectrum for Modern India and NCERT books for Ancient and Medieval India.
    2. Geography: NCERT books of class XI and XII along with the G.C Leong book. While studying Geography, you should always have Orient Blakswan Atlas to mark the place, mountains, and rivers on the Atlas.
    3. Indian Economy: Read Chahal Academy Economy booklet. Further, a large number of economy questions come from Current affairs also.
    4. General Science: NCERT books from 6th to 12th books, you can also read Tata McGraw Hill book.
    5. Environment: Chahal Academy Environment booklet or IGNOU material is more than enough.
    6. Polity: Go for M. Laxmikant. There is no substitute for this book.
    7. Haryana Special: You can pick any book for Haryana special preparation book. For example, Upkar publication book for Haryana special, yearbook of PD, Ghatna Chakra yearly compilation for state special.

    At last, you must have faith in yourself and prepare for this battle by giving everything by making a good strategy. This examination is not about how hard you have worked, rather it is about how smart you have worked. We wish you Good luck!! You can visit the official website of HPSC for further details.