HPPSC Subordinate Allied Service Mains Exam Pattern/Syllabus/Scheme 2017-18
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The selection for this post will be made on the basis of Pre Exam, Mains Exam & Interview.
SCHEME OF EXAMINATION
Initially, an objective type Preliminary Examination of three hours‟ duration, will be conducted consisting of one
paper of 200 Questions one mark each of multiple choice answers for short listing the candidates for the Main
examination. The marks obtained by the candidates in the Preliminary Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.
The number of candidates to be called for (Main) written examination will be 20 times of the total number of posts
advertised. The candidates having been declared qualified in the Preliminary Examination will be entitled for admission to the (Main) written examination consisting of three papers. The candidate shall have to pass all the three subjects.
Note:- There will be negative marking for incorrect answers (as detailed below) for all questions:-
- There are four alternatives for the answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong
answer has been given by the candidate, on fourth (0.25) of the marks assigned to that question will be
deduced as penalty.
- If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as wrong answer even if one of the given
answers happen to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.
- If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that
The candidates who are declared qualified in the Preliminary Examination shall be required to submit requisite
documents in support of their eligibility for Main written examination separately on the prescribed application form,
which will be uploaded on the official website of the Commission after the declaration of result of Preliminary
Examination. No separate intimation will be issued in this regard.
Preference list for the posts advertised under rules, as mentioned in the Application Form shall be filled in / indicated by the candidate at the time of submission of application form for the main examination and the candidate will be selected in order of merit in accordance to the order of preference list. Once preference list has been submitted, no change / amendment therein shall be permitted and no representation will be considered in this regard.
The candidates will be considered for selection only for those posts and in the order as indicated by him/her in the
preference list. They will not be considered for any post not mentioned by them in the preference list, irrespective of the fact that in the order of merit they are eligible for selection to the posts.
Syllabus for Main Examination
|Paper No||Paper||Maximum Marks||Duration of paper|
|I||English (Conventional)||150 Marks||3 Hours|
|Candidates will be required to answer questions designed to test their understanding of English and workmen like use of words .Some of the questions will be devised to test also their reasoning power, their capacity to perceive
implications their ability to distinguish between the important and the less important and to write an essay. Passage will usually be set for summary or précis. Credit will be given for concise the effective expression.
|II||Hindi (Conventional)||150 Marks||3 Hours|
| I) Translation of an English Passage into Hindi.
ii) Explanation of Hindi passage in Prose and Poetry in same language.
iii) Composition (Essay, Idioms, Correction etc).
|III||General Knowledge||150 Marks||3 Hours|
|History, geography, and socio economic development of Himachal Pradesh. Knowledge of current events of National and International importance and of such matter of every day observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper will also include questions on Modern History (From 1857 onwards) of India, Indian culture, Indian polity, Indian Economy and Geography of India of such nature as candidates should be able to answer without special study and question on the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.|
|NOTE- No candidate would be considered to have qualified the Written test unless he obtains 40% marks in aggregate in all papers and atleast 35% marks in each paper.|