About HPPSC & HAS Coaching
The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission, being an independent and impartial Constitutional Authority, set up under Article 315 of the Constitution of India have to discharge the duties and functions , assigned to them under Article 320 of the Constitution. Further, by virtue of the provisions made in the relevant Acts, the Commission is required to advise the State Government on all matters relating to framing of Recruitment and Promotion Rules, principles to be followed in making appointments, promotion and transfer from one service to another and in respect of disciplinary matters affecting Civil Servants. At present direct recruitment of Class-I & Class-II posts of different departments is done by the Commission.

Posts through HPAS Examination

HP Administrative Service (Executive Branch)
HP Police Services (Deputy Superintendent of Police)
Excise & Taxation Officer
Block Development & Panchayat Officer
Labour & Conciliation Officer

HPAS Prelims Exam Pattern

Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services Combined Competitive Examination consists of following stages as described below in the flow chart.

Stage -I: Preliminary Examination

Important Notes:


There will be Negative Marking for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one third of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.


The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination will be about 20 times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year in the Posts / Service. Only those candidates who have been declared to have qualified the preliminary examination by the H.P. Public Service Commission in a year will be eligible for admission to the main examination of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main Examination.

Stage -II: Main Written Examination


HPAS Mains Exam Pattern

The candidates who are declared qualified in the (Preliminary) examination shall be required to apply for (Main) written examination separately on the prescribed application form available from the official website. The candidates are required to send the complete main application form along with required documents along with requisite examination fee to the Commission’s office on or before the last date for receipt of application as mentioned in the notice for inviting main application form.

Revised HPAS MAINS Pattern 2016

Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission took bold decision to abolish one optional subject (300 Marks) in HAS and Allied Services main examinations and substitute it by two papers of 150 marks each of general knowledge to give equal playing field to all candidates.The decision will be implemented from 2016.
Henceforth, the Commission will add two new GK Papers of 150 marks each (GK Paper -II and GK Paper- III) and syllabus will be formulated by an expert Committee and Members will be drawn from Universities, and different fields. However, General Studies Paper – One will be retained by adding new topics besides updating the entire syllabus.The composition of Committee is being worked out.The New Papers will cover wide ranging topics like General Studies Paper-Two (Indian Constitution & Polity, Governance and International relations, Freedom Struggle, Economy, Statistics and Security issues.General Studies Paper- Three (Science & Technology, Environment, Disaster Management, Problem Solving and Decision making and Interpersonal skills including communication skills and handling the situation.The current Papers of English (Qualifying) and Hindi (Qualifying) will also remain unchanged. Similarly, Essay paper will be part of main written examinations.So how the new HPAS pattern will look Like:

New Proposed HPAS Mains Pattern:

 Paper   Details  Marks

Paper 1 : English

 Likely will Remain Unchanged

Paper 2 : Hindi

 Likely will Remain Unchanged

Paper 3 : Essay

 Likely will Remain Unchanged  



Paper 4 : GS 1


History, Culture, Social Issues,Geography of India & World,Himachal General Knowledge 

(In GS 1 Some Topics will remain Same while Some new will be added)




Paper 5 :GS 2


Indian Constitution & Polity, Governance and International relations, Freedom Struggle, Economy, Statistics and Security issues.



Paper 6 : GS 3

Science & Technology, Environment, Disaster Management, Problem Solving and Decision making and Interpersonal skills including communication skills and handling the situation.  



Paper 7 : Optional Subject Paper 1


Only 1 Optional : Paper 1 e.g. Physics Paper 1




Paper 8: Optional Subject Paper 1


Optional : Paper 2 e.g. Physics Paper 2



 Total : 8 Papers in Mains


850 Marks [English, Hindi Only Qualifying]


HPAS Examination Center
Examination Centres for Preliminary Examination will be held at
Hamirpur and Chamba

The centre for Main examination will be Shimla only.