HPSC HCS Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 | Difficulty Level | Good Attempts

HPSC HCS Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 | Difficulty Level | Good AttemptsHaryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) is going to conduct the first phase of Haryana Civil Services (Executive Branch) preliminary examination on September 12.2021. For information, let us tell you that this exam will be conducted in 538 centers in 13 districts of the state in which 1,48,242 candidates will be involved. The exam will be conducted in two shifts. It will be conducted from 10 am to 12 noon and from 3 pm to 5 pm. Under this recruitment drive, 156 vacancies have been removed.

HPSC HCS Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 | Difficulty Level | Good Attempts

HPSC HCS Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 | Difficulty Level | Good Attempts

Exam Name Haryana Civil Services – HCS
Organisation Name Haryana Public Service Commission
Level of the Exam State-level – Haryana
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Exam Mode Offline
Exam Stages Prelims + Mains + Interview / Personality Test
Exam Language English and Hindi
Exam Helpdesk 0172 – 2560755
Official website http://hpsc.gov.in/en-us/

Highlights of HPSC HCS Prelims GS Paper-1 2021 Exam:

  • The paper was conducted in Offline Mode across different cities.
  • Paper-1 general Studies consisted of 100 objective type (multiple choices) questions.
  • Each question was of 1 mark each.
  • There was negative marking of 0.25 mark for wrong answers.
  • The questions were in both English and Hindi Language.
  • Paper-1 was of 2 Hours Duration
  • HCS Paper 2 CSAT, the aptitude paper which was introduced in 2016, is now qualifying in nature.
  • At least 33% of marks must be obtained in CSAT To Qualify.
  • Provisional selection for Mains will be based on Paper I only, provided 33% is scored in Paper 2.
  • Previously, the selection was based on the score procured in both papers.
  • It is compulsory to carry Admit Card with affixed Photograph on it and Original ID proof alongwith its photocopy as well.
  • Candidates are required to bring one ball point pen (blue/black) also.

HPSC HCS Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

There will be two papers, each with 100 marks.

  • Questions will be objective MCQ-based.
  • Each paper will have to be completed within 2 hours.
  • For every wrong answer, ¼th of marks, i.e. 0.25 will be deducted.
  • Question papers will be asked in two languages, that is in Hindi and English.
Paper Subjects Total no. Of Questions Total Marks Exam Duration
I General Studies 100 100 2 hours
II CSAT 100 100 2 hours

HPSC HCS Mains Exam Pattern 2021

  • A total of 5 papers have to be attempted by the candidates in the HCS Mains examination.
  • The First 3 papers are compulsory in nature and Papers 4 & 5 are optional; candidates can choose the subjects for these two papers.
  • Papers will have questions of conventional nature.
  • Each paper will be for 3 hours.
  • The Interview round worth 75 marks is also a part of this test.
  • Final selection is made on the basis of marks scored out of 675.
Papers Subjects Total Marks
I English 100
II Hindi (in Devanagari script) 100
III General Studies 100
IV Optional Paper 150
V Optional Paper 150
Total marks in Mains exam 600
Personality Test 75
Total marks in Mains + Personality Test 675

HPSC Selection Process

The HCS exam has 3 stages for final selection, namely, Preliminary exam, Mains Exam, and Personal Interview.

Stage I – HCS Prelims Exam:

  • This is the first stage.
  • Candidates who clear the prelims exam are eligible for the Mains Exam.

Stage II – HCS Mains Exam:

  • The Mains Exam is descriptive in nature.
  • This stage shortlists candidates for the interview round.
  • No candidate shall qualify for the Personality Test unless he/she obtains at least 45% marks in the aggregate of all written papers and a score of a minimum 33% marks each in Hindi (including Hindi Essay) in Devnagri script and English (including English essay) papers (compulsory papers).

Stage III– Personality Test

  • This is the final stage.
  • A final list of selected candidates is published after this round.
  • Mains & Interview marks are added for the final selection. 

HPSC HCS Prelims GS Paper-1 Exam Analysis 2021

Sections Topics Difficulty Level (Good Attempts)
History History of India and Indian Freedom Struggle Moderate to Difficult
Geography Geography of India – physical, social, and economic Geography of the country Moderate to Difficult
Indian Polity Indian Polity and Governance issues Moderate to Difficult
Economy Indian Economy and Social Development Moderate
General Science Physics, Chemistry, Biology (understanding of science including matters of everyday observation and experience) Moderate
Haryana-Economy and people Social, economic, and cultural institutions and language of Haryana Moderate to Difficult
Total 100 Moderate to Difficult (70-75)

HPSC HCS (Haryana PCS) Exam Analysis 2019-2020

  • Haryana Public Service Commission held the preliminary test for Haryana HCS 2019 on March 31, 2019, at various locations across the state.
  • The HCS exam was divided into two shifts: 1st Shift (GS Paper- 10 AM-12 PM) and 2nd Shift (GS Paper- 10 AM-12 PM) (CSAT- 3 PM- 5 PM).
  • The exam’s difficulty was moderate.
Subject No. of Questions Level
Indian and World Geography 15 Moderate
Indian History + Art & Culture 24 Easy to Moderate
Indian Economy and Government Scheme 8 Moderate
Indian Polity 10 Moderate
Environment and Ecology 2 Easy
General Science 19 Easy to Moderate
Static GK 2 Moderate
Current Affairs (India + World) + International Organisation 10 Moderate
Haryana History and Art &Culture 3 Moderate
Haryana Economy 2 Moderate
Haryana Polity 2 Moderate
Haryana Geography and Agriculture 3 Moderate

HPSC HCS Previous Year Cut off

It is important to note HPSC HCS previous year cut off to set your target and mould your preparation accordingly.

HPSC Cut off 2019

Category Cut off
General 130.31
BCB 129.34
BCA 115.16
SC 105.15
Ex-Serviceman-General 104.82
Ex-Serviceman-SC 72.04
Ex-Serviceman-BCA 87.62

HPSC HCS Exam Day 2021 Guidelines 

  • Please note the date, reporting time and venue address of the examination given in the call letter. Candidates are advised to read your exam centre before time to avoid any delay
  • The call letter should be brought with you to the examination venue along with your recent passport size photograph duly pasted on it.
  • No use of calculators (separate or with a watch), books, notebooks or written notes, cell phones (with or without camera facility), or any other electronic device will be allowed during the examination. You should NOT carry any of these inside the examination room. After AarogyaSetu status display at the entry gate, candidates will be required t
  • Mapping of ‘Candidate Roll Number and the Lab Number’ will NOT be displayed outside the exam venue, but the same will be intimated to the candidates individually at the time of the entry of the candidate to the exam venue.

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