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Sr No. Course Type Fees (with GST)
1) Complete Course (Video Lectures + Study Material +Test Series) Rs. 20,000/-
2) Recorded Course (1000+ Hours of Video Lectures) Rs. 15,000/-
3) Complete Study Material (23 Booklets) Rs. 4,000/-
4) Prelims Test Series (45 Tests) Rs. 3,000/-

Available Optional Subjects For HPSC:

Sr No.
Optional Subjects
Fees (with GST)
Rs. 12,000/- Only

Everything You Need To Know About HPSC Preparation

Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) is a constitutional agency Its constitutional mandate is to conduct the most prestigious Hariyana Public Service Exam to recruit Group 'A' Officers for Hariyana State. HPSC exam preparation requires hard work and the correct guidance as candidates often face time constraints and get demotivated due to the complexity of the syllabus of the HPSC Exam. Here HPSC coaching classes appear as saviors. 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.

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Role of Coaching in HPSC Preparation

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


  • 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 a one-stop solution to all your queries and concerns 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- watch from the comfort of any of your devices. It includes specialized & Digitized Classes focused on building a conceptual knowledge base for Students. Technological support and Feedback are 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 two papers of 100 marks each. It is important to remember that, after the change in examination pattern, marks of only Paper Ist will be counted in preparing the merit list of candidates eligible for the mains examination, and these marks will not be counted in the final selection of candidates. Hence, only marks obtained in the mains examination and interview will be counted in preparing for the cutoff of the Haryana Public service Commission Examination.
  • Earlier marks obtained in both papers of the Preliminary examination were counted in preparing the cutoff of the preliminary examination but now the CSAT paper is only qualifying and aspirants have to score only 33% in this paper.
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:-

Subject Marks
General English 100 Marks
Hindi (Devnagri Script) 100 Marks
General Studies 100 Marks
Optional-1 150 Marks
Optional-2 150 Marks

Detailed Syllabus for Mains:-


    • 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 a close grip on the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in an orderly fashion and to effective, and exact expression.

    • Translation of an 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.

  4. General Studies
  5. PART- I
    • History of Modern Geography of India: The physical, economic, and social geography of India.
    • Indian Polity: Constitution of India, the Political system, and related matters in India and Indian Culture
    • Current National issues and topics of social relevance:
    • Current national issues and topics of social relevance in contemporary India.
    • Behavioral and social issues and social welfare problems.
    • Internal Security and related issues.
    • Environmental, ecological issues preservation, conservation of natural resources, and national heritage.
    • The role of national institutions, their relevance, and the need for change.

    PART- II
    • India and the World: India's relationship with the world in spheres, such as Foreign Affairs External Security, and related matters. Nuclear Policy. Indian abroad.
    • Indian Economy: 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: Important events in world affairs and on international institutions.
    • Developments in the field of science and technology, communications, and space.
    • Statistical analysis, graphs, and diagrams.

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 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 awareness. For instance, Intelligence and general outlook will be tested. 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 had laid down the important criteria required for appearing in the HPSC exam.

Educational Qualification

  • 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 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 will 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

Category Cutt-off Marks
General Category 68.50
Scheduled Caste 54.50
BCA of Haryana 58.75
BCB of Haryana 66.50
EWS of Haryana 60.25

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:-


  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.