The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) conducts the state civil services examination for administrative posts in the state government of Himachal Pradesh and the aiding offices of the state administrative machinery. The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) invites applications for the HP Administrative Combined Competitive Examination every year. The number of posts varies each year depending upon the number of vacancies available. The number of vacancies includes new posts created, existing vacancies and anticipated vacancies.

HAS Eligibility Criteria 2019

To be eligible for HAS 2019, the candidate must be a citizen of India with a minimum age of 21 years and maximum of 35 years till January 1, 2019. However, there is some relaxation for the candidates belonging to categories other than General for HAS 2019. Also, candidates familiar with the Himachal dialects, costumes and traditions are preferred over those who aren’t.

HAS Exam Schedule 2019 (Important Dates)

HAS preliminary exam 2019 is conducted at various centers in the following cities of Himachal Pradesh - Shimla, Solan, Dharamshala, Mandi, Nahan, Una, Hamirpur, Chamba, Bilaspur, and Kullu. However, the main exam is conducted in Shimla only. The HAS 2019 exam dates are notified by the HPPSC online on the official website.

Event (2018)Dates (2018)
Last Date of the preliminary application form20 January 2018
Preliminary Exam Admit Card16 June 2018
Preliminary Exam Date 24 June 2018 
Preliminary Exam Answer key25 June 2018
Preliminary Exam Result 23 August 2018
Main Exam Date27 and 28th November 2018
Main Result Declarationto be announced
Event (2019)Dates
Last date to fill the formTo be Announced
Admit Card issue date (Preliminary) To be announced
Preliminary Exam date To be announced
Answer Key of the Preliminary ExaminationTo be announced
The result of the Preliminary ExaminationTo be Announced
Main Exam DateTo be Announced
Main Result Declaration

To be Announced

HAS Exam Pattern 2019

You can read about the three different stages i.e. Preliminary, Mains, and Viva-Voice of HAS exam below.

The HAS 2019 exam is conducted in 3 stages

1. Preliminary Exam
2. Main Exam
3. Viva-Voce

HAS 2019 Preliminary Examination

The preliminary exam has 2 papers. This paper would have 2 papers. These papers would be Paper 1 and Paper 2. 
1. General Studies (200 Marks)
2. Aptitude test (200 Marks)
These paper would be of 2 hours each. the paper would also consist of 100 MCQs each. 

HAS 2019 Mains Written Exam

The candidate has to enter the optional subject in the application form. the written paper would have the following pattern.

Compulsory Subjects
SubjectsMaximum Marks
English100
Hindi100
Essay100
GS-1200
GS-2200
GS-2200
 Optional Subject 
Paper-1100
Paper-2100
Viva-Voce
Vice-Voce150

HAS 2019 Viva-Voce

The interview round is the final round. This round is faced by the candidates who have cleared the Mains Examination. The people called for the interview would be the 3 times the number of vacancies. 

HAS Exam Syllabus 2019

The following is the Exam Pattern of the HAS 2019. 

HAS 2019 Preliminary Examination

The Preliminary exam has the following subjects. 

Paper-1 (General Studies)

1. Socio-Economic Development of the Himachal Pradesh, Culture and Art, Political, geographical, history. 
2. Current events of the international and national importance. 
3. History of Indian National Movement and India. 
4. World Geography and India- Economic, Social, and Physical geography of the world and India. 
5. Indian Governance and Polity- Rights Issues, Public Policy, Panchayati Raj, Political System, Constitution. 
6. Social Development and Economic- Social Sector initiatives, demographics, inclusion, poverty, sustainable development. 
7. Issues of climate change and biodiversity. 
8. General Science

Paper-2 Aptitude Test

1. English language Comprehension Skills
2. Basic Numeracy
3. General mental Ability    
4. Problem Solving and Decision Making
5. Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning
6. Communication and Interpersonal Skills
7. Comprehension

HAS 2019 Mains Examination

The candidate should specify that which of the optional subject, he or she wants to take. The marks and pattern of the subjects are mentioned above. 

HAS Results 2019

HAS results are announced on the official website of the Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission almost generally after the month the exam is conducted.

HAS Future Prospects

The Central and State civil servants are in charge of the governance of the various departments (non-military) to ensure that the administrative infrastructure works according to the constitutional provision. Civil Servants have both power and authority. Clearing the HAS exam both preliminary and main opens gates to higher esteemed posts like that of IAS and IPS officers. Hence HAS is one of the most prestigious and lucrative career options for those wanting to serve the nation and command respect as well as authority in the society.