HPPSC Exam 2023

The HPPSC exam stands for the Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission examination for recruitment to various state government posts in Himachal Pradesh.

The HPPSC Exam is held to fill the most coveted positions of Class 1 Officers. It is also known as the HPAS test or Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services Examination. The HPPSC test is held for the positions of HP Administrative Service, HPPSC Tehsildar, HP Police Service, District Controller, Assistant Registrar.

The HPPSC exam 2023 notification was released on 18th May 2023. Candidates must visit the official website to know all details about the exam. Candidates can fill out the online application form from 18th May 2023 till 14th June 2023.

HPPSC Notification 2023

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HPPSC Exam 2023

The HPAS exam conducted by the HPPSC includes three stages of selection. The stages are:

  • Preliminary examination,
  • Main Examination, and
  • Viva-voce

To read about HPPSC Syllabus 2023 in detail, check the linked article.

HPPSC Prelims Exam

The preliminary examination has two sections, General Studies and Aptitude Test. Both the sections have 100 questions for 200 marks each, and the time duration for each paper is 120 minutes or 2 hours.

The General Studies paper includes questions about History, Geography, Politics, Art & Culture of Himachal Pradesh, India, and the world. The paper even has questions about General Science and Current Affairs.

HPPSC Mains Exam

The HPPSC Mains syllabus includes topics from eight papers or subjects. Out of these, six are compulsory subjects while two are optional subjects. The syllabus has a large portion similar to the UPSC syllabus, including current affairs and general aptitude.

Here is a list of these subjects:

HPPSC HPAS Mains Exam Pattern
Paper No. Subject Maximum Marks
Compulsory Subjects/Papers
Paper I English 100
Paper II Hindi 100
Paper III Essay 100
Paper IV General Studies-I 200
Paper V General Studies-II 200
Paper VI General Studies-III 200
Optional Subjects/Papers
Paper VII Optional Paper I 100
Paper VIII Optional Paper II 100

Note – The marks obtained in the Compulsory Papers of English and Hindi will not be counted for the overall ranking.

HPPSC Viva-voce

  • The number of candidates to be called for the viva-voce test after the Main written examination by the Commission shall be at its discretion on the basis of marks obtained by them in the Main written examination only.
  • As far as possible, this number will be three times the total number of vacancies.
  • The maximum marks allotted for the Interview stage is 150 marks.

HPPSC Exam Schedule

HPPSC releases the exam schedule for the HPPSC Exam, which includes the dates of various HPPSC examinations. The exam schedule for HPPSC is yet to be announced:

Date Names of Examination/Post Type of Examination
To be announced HPAS (Preliminary) Written Examination-2023 Offline Pen-Paper Exam
To be announced HPAS (Main) Written Examination-2023 Subjective/Written Test

The 2023 exam schedule is yet to be announced for 2023 exam.

HPPSC Exam Result

Candidates can check their results online on the official website after the HPPSC exam is conducted and the result is announced. The exam dates and result dates for the HPPSC exam are yet to be announced for 2023.

Steps for checking the HPPSC result:

  • Applicants can visit the official website of HPPSC.
  • Scroll down to the results section.
  • Now, select the exam option.
  • After the selection, a list of recruitment results will appear. Select the desired candidate’s column.
  • The results will be displayed on the screen.

To know more details about HPPSC results, check the linked article.

For the Best preparation strategy for competitive exams candidates can visit the linked article and get detailed study material and preparation tips to excel in the examination.

Frequently Asked Questions about HPPSC Exam


Which exams are conducted by HPPSC?

The HPPSC conducts competitive examinations for recruitment to government offices in Himachal Pradesh.


When is the HPAS examination?

The preliminary stage of the HPAS examination is yet to be conduced. The Commission has released the notification on 18th May 2023 and the application process is till 14th June 2023. The exam dates and other important dates are yet to be announced.


What are the major subjects in the HPAS examination?

The preliminary stage of the HPAS examination includes two papers. Paper I has questions about General Studies and Paper-II is the Aptitude Test. The main stage of the HPAS examination has English, Hindi, Essay writing, and General Studies as compulsory subjects. There are also two optional subjects in the mains examination that the aspirant can choose as per their preferences.


What is the best way to prepare for current affairs in the HPPSC exam?

The best way to prepare for current affairs in the HPPSC examination is through a continuous reading of newspapers, current affairs magazines, and online portals such as BYJU’S Exam Prep. Attempt daily Current Affairs Quizzes to check your progress.

To get details of other PSC Examinations, candidates can check the table below:

Karnataka KAS Exam UPPSC PCS Exam
APPSC Group 1 Exam TNPSC Group 1
Kerala PSC Exam WBPSC Exam
MPPSC Exam PSC Exams


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