Haryana PCS Age Limit

As part of the state civil service examinations, the Haryana Public Service Commission conducts the Haryana State Service exam, which is the most difficult and coveted exam of the state. The HPSC conducts competitive examinations to select qualified candidates for departmental and civil services posts in the state. The Haryana government changed the Haryana civil services prelims exam pattern, so it is similar to the UPSC Civil Services prelims exam.

The Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) selects HCS officers through the Haryana Civil Service Exam. HPSC administers the HCS Exam to fill the vacancies for Group 1 and Group 2 posts, including DSP, SDM, and more.

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Haryana PSC Age Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the examination, applicants must ensure that they meet the eligibility requirements. The detailed eligibility criteria for HPSC HCS 2022 are as below:

Age Limit for Haryana PCS

Except for the post of DSP, the upper age limit of the HCS examination is 42 years, while the lower age limit is 21. Age is assessed from the beginning of the examination year. For the reserved categories, there is a relaxation of the upper age limit:

Age limit for HCS examination –

Category Type

Relaxation of Age

Maximum Age


21 years

42 years

Haryana’s backward class A and B

5 years

47 years

Unmarried Female Candidates (including separated and divorced) of Haryana

3 years

45 years

SC & ST of Haryana

5 years

47 years

Physically Handicapped and Physically Disabled of Haryana

10 years

50 years

Physically Handicapped and Physically Disabled (SC & ST) of Haryana

15 years

55 years

Age limit and physical requirements for the post of DSP

Age restrictions for the unreserved category are 21 years, whereas the reserved category has an age limitation of 27 years. The upper age limit is relaxed for reserved candidates, as stated in the table above.

A candidate will only be eligible for the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police in HPSC if they meet certain physical requirements.

Category Type

Minimum Height

Minimum Chest

Chest with Expansion


5’7” (170.18 cm)

33″ (83.82 cm)

34.5″ (87.63 cm)


5’2” (157.50 cm)



Chest expansion for men must be at least 34.5” (87.63 cm). Women are exempt from such requirements.

Haryana PSC Educational Qualification

Applicants must hold a degree or equivalent from a university recognized by the government or its equivalent.

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