In this article, we are going to discuss in detail the examination pattern and detailed syllabus of the Haryana Civil Service Examination.

Highlights of Haryana Civil Service Examination 2021

Notification Released Date26.02.2021
Date of Online Submission of Application03.03.2021
Online Application form submission ending date02.04.2021
Mode of applicationOnline
Estimated date of Preliminary ExaminationMay / June 2021
Estimated date of Main Written ExaminationAugust 2021
Age Restriction (As of 01.01.2021)18 Years to 42 Years
Educational QualificationGraduation from a recognized university
Examination FeeFor Men – INR 1000
For Women – INR 250
For persons with disabilities – NIL
Official Website Address

Details of various services/posts as per Haryana Civil Service Examination 2021 notification

  • Haryana Civil Service (Executive Branch)
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • Excise and Taxation Officer
  • District Food and Supplies Controller
  • A‘ Class Tehsildar
  • Assistant Registrar Co-operative Societies
  • Assistant Excise and Taxation Officer
  • Block Development &Panchayat Officer
  • Traffic Manager
  • District Food and Supplies Officer
  • Assistant Employment Officer
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Physical Standards

Physical Standards for the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police

SL. No.CategoryHeightChestChest with expansion
1Male170.18 cm83.82 cm87.63 cm
2Female157.50 cmNot ApplicableNot Applicable

Note: The chest expansion of 3.81 cm is mandatory for male candidates over and above the chest measurement without expansion

Selection Procedure of Haryana Civil Service

The selection procedure of Haryana Civil Service Examination 2021 consists of three phases

  • Preliminary Examination (for screening only)
  • Main Written Examination
  • Personality Test (Viva-voce)

Preliminary Exam Pattern of Haryana Civil Service

Paper I/IIName of the PaperTotal Number of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration of Time
Paper IGeneral Studies100100 Marks2 Hours
Paper IICivil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT)100100 Marks2 Hours
Type of questionsMultiple choice Questions
Medium of Question PaperBilingual
Negative MarkingYes
Details of Negative Marking0.25 Marks will be deducted for each wrong answer
Minimum qualifying marks in CSAT33% of total marks

Exam pattern of Mains written examination of Haryana Civil Service

Type of paperName of the paperTotal Marks
Paper-I English (including English Essay) 100 Marks
Paper-II Hindi (including Hindi Essay) in Devanagari Script   100 Marks
Paper-III General Studies 200 Marks
Paper-IV One optional subject 200 Marks
Total number of papers4 Papers
Total Marks600 Marks
Time duration for each paper3 Hours
Type of examinationConventional / Essay Type
Medium of writingHindi or English (Except in language/Literature papers)
Marks needed to qualify for Viva VoceA Minimum of 45% marks in the aggregate of all written papers  
A minimum of 33% marks each in Hindi and English (Compulsory Papers)
Total Number of Optional Subjects29

List of Optional Subjects for Mains Written Examination of Haryana Civil Service

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Anthropology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English Literature
  • Geology
  • Geography
  • Hindi Literature (in Devnagri Script)
  • Indian History
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Science
  • Physics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Punjabi Literature
  • Statistics
  • Sociology
  • Sanskrit Literature
  • Zoology
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List of Compulsory Papers for Mains Written Examination

  • English (including English Essay)
  • Hindi (including Hindi Essay) in Devanagari script
  • General Studies

Personality Test / Viva-voce of Haryana Civil Service Examination 2021

  • Personality Test / Viva-voce of Haryana Civil Service Examination 2021 will be of 75 Marks
  • The candidate will be interviewed by a Board.
  • Questions will be on matters of general interest that will assess various qualities such as the mental alertness, balance of judgment, ability for social cohesion, and moral integrity of the candidates

A final merit list will be prepared out of 675 Marks after these three phases.

Detailed Syllabus for Preliminary Examination

Syllabus of General Studies

  • Current events of national and international importance
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Indian and World Geography
  • General Science
  • Indian Culture, Indian Polity, and Indian Economy
  • Haryana–Economy, and people.
  • Social, economic, and cultural institutions of Haryana
  • Language of Haryana.

Syllabus of Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT)

  • Comprehension
  • General mental ability
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Decision making and problem-solving
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Basic numeracy

Detailed Syllabus for Mains Written Examination HPSC

Syllabus for Compulsory Paper – English

  • Essay from given choices
  • Precise Writing
  • Usage and Vocabulary.
  • General Grammar/Composition
  • Comprehension of given passages
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Syllabus for Compulsory Paper – Hindi

  • Essay on a specific topic from given choices
  • Explanation of Hindi prose or poetry in the same language
  • Translation of an English passage into Hindi.
  • Letter/Precise writing
  • Composition including idioms and phrases, error correction

Syllabus for Compulsory Paper – General Studies

  • History of Modern India and Indian Culture
  • Geography of India
  • Indian Polity
  • Current National issues
  •  Topics of social relevance
  • India and the World
  • Indian Economy
  • International Affairs and Institutions
  • Developments in the field of science and technology
  • Advancements in communications and space
  • Data Interpretation


What is the official website address of Haryana PSC?

What are the basic criteria to be called for the Viva-voce/Personality Test in HCS Examination?

Candidates have to obtain at least 45% marks in the aggregate of all written papers and a score of a minimum of 33% marks each in` compulsory papers (English and Hindi)

Is there any negative marking for HCS Preliminary Examination?

Yes. 1/4 marks will get deducted for each wrong answer

What is the tentative date for the preliminary exam of HCS 2021?

May / June 2021