HPPSC 2024, Entrance Exam Dates, Eligibility Requirements, How to Apply, Application fee, Exam Pattern, Results

HPPSC 2024: The HPPSC (Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission) is the official regulating body that commences HPPSC Recruitment every year. It is the state’s supreme constitutional body of Himachal Pradesh. This government agency is responsible to report to the Union Public Service Commission, which is its parent department. The commission organizes various state-level examinations in order to recruit the best candidates for various administrative posts in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) was formed in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh in the year 1971. The agency will soon upload the official notification regarding HPPSC Recruitment 2024 on its official website. Therefore, all the candidates who aspire to join various departmental posts in Himachal Pradesh state should apply online for the concerned posts through the official web portal of the commission. The Commission will conduct the online Computer Based Test (CBT) for various posts. Eligible candidates can fill up the application form at the official website of HPPSC- hppsc.hp.gov.in. only after satisfying the eligibility. Get more information about HPPSC 2024 such as Recruitment dates, Eligibility Criteria, Application Form and Fee, Exam Pattern, Results and more from the data given below.

HPPSC 2024 Highlights

Name of the exam Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services Exam 2024
Exam conducting commission Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission
Level of exam State level
Frequency of exam Once a year
Mode of the exam Offline
Stages of exam 3 stages- Preliminary, Mains and Interview or Personality test
Exam duration 4 hours
Language English and Hindi
Purpose of the exam To recruit desirable candidates for various posts under Himachal Administrative Services.
No. of test cities 10
Official website www.hppsc.hp.gov.in

HPPSC 2024 Important Dates

Events Dates (Expected)
Notification release date Third week of May 2024
Online application release date Third week of May 2024
Last date to apply Third week of June 2024
HPAS prelims exam on October 2024
Result declaration November 2024
HPAS main exam on January 2024
Result declaration March 2024
Final result announcement June 2024

HPPSC 2024 Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality- The candidate must hold the nationality of India.
  • Educational Qualification– It is vital to possess a bachelor’s degree/ equivalent qualification from a government-approved university or any recognized institution.
  • Age Criteria– The age of the applicant should be at least 21 years old in order to be eligible. Also, candidate should be under the age of 35 on January 1st of the year of the exam conduct. For SC, ST, OBC, People with Disabilities Category and Children and Grandchildren of Himachal Pradesh’s Freedom Fighters, the upper age limit is set up to 5 years.

HPPSC 2024 Application Form

  • In order to collect the online application form for HPPSC HPAS 2024, the aspirants need to log in to the official website that is hppsc.hp.gov.in.
  • On the home page, search for  the ‘Apply now’ option and click on the same.
  • Next, the candidates will get the ‘Online application registration’ link, after which they need to hit the ‘new user sign up’ option.
  • Start providing detailed information asked on the web page such as applicant’s address, educational qualification and other basic details etc.
  • Once you complete the above steps, you will be asked to upload the scanned image of the signature and photograph according to the prescriptions defined there.
  • Hit the complete button and make the payment of the application fees by using the credit card/ debit card/ net banking methods.

Application Fee:

Category Application fee
General and other state candidates 400/-
SC/ST/OBC 100/-
Ex servicemen of HP Exempted

Exam Pattern

Preliminary Exam Pattern

  • Questions Type: Multiple Choice questions – Objective
  • Papers: Paper 1- General Studies, Paper 2- Aptitude Test
  • Exam Duration: 2 hours for every paper
  • Questions Number: 100 questions for each paper, therefore 200 questions in total for Preliminary examination
  • Marking Pattern: Each right answer gets 2 marks.
  • Negative Marking: Yes, it is applicable for each incorrect answer i.e. there will be a loss of 1/3 of the marks for the wrong response.
Paper No. of questions Marks per question Total marks
General Studies 100 2 200
Aptitude Test 100 2 200
Total Marks 400

Mains Exam Pattern

Paper No. Subject Maximum Marks
1 English 100 (Qualifying)
2 Hindi 100 (Qualifying)
Paper counted for merit
3 Essay 100
4 General Studies- I 200
5 General Studies- II 200
6 General Studies- III 200
Optional subject
7 Paper- I 100
8 Paper- II 100
Main exam 900
Viva- voce 150
Total 1050

Personality Test – Interview Round

HPPSC HAS Exam is considered as an overall personality assessment exam, therefore interviewers may ask queries related to the current events of national and international level, as well as your political understanding and socioeconomic understanding of the Himachal Pradesh state. The entrant should be well  acquainted with the Himachal Pradesh’s regional culture, customs, and accent. They will also be assessed on the basis of soft skills such as leadership traits, mental awareness, communication skills and critical thinking.


The HPPSC HPAS 2024 Outcome will be declared online through the official web portal. To check the result, the aspirants have to log in to the hppsc.hp.gov.in. by using credentials. Both the result of preliminary and main exam will be disclosed separately on the web page of the same. The result will be provided in the form of PDF that should be saved by candidate in his/ her system. The result must be kept safe by the candidates for future references.

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