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Updated: Jun 6, 2023

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HPAS HAS Subordinated Allied Services Recruitment 2021

Organization Name
Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC)
Inspector/Inspector (Audit) Cooperative Societies, Election Kanungo, Extension Officer

 Application Mode
Inspector Written Test Date
Selection Process
Screening Test/ Written Exam
Official Site

Important Dates

Event (2019)


Official Website Link

Initial date to apply for the post19 May 2021
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Last date to fill the form

15 June 2021

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Admit Card issue date (Preliminary) 


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Preliminary Exam date 

26 September 2021

Notifications Section

Answer Key of the Preliminary Examination

29 September 2021

Answers key

The result of the Preliminary Examination

November 2021


Main Exam Date

March 2022

Notifications Section

Main Result Declaration

June 2022

Notifications Section


  • The Candidate's minimum age should not be less than 21 years
  • The Candidate's age should be not more than or equal to 45 years
  • Bachelors degree from any reputed university and which is incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India

Application Fees

General 400
Gen./SC/ST/OBC BPL 100

ST/SC/OBC belonging to HP & PWD (Gen./SC/ST/OBC {PWD} belonging to HP)

HP Ex-servicemanNil

Salary Grade

Post Salary Scale
Inspector (Audit) Co-operative Societies Or InspectorRs. 13,900 per month
Election KanungoRs. 11,910 per month
Extension OfficerRs. 13,900 per month

HPAS/HAS Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India
  • Minimum age of 21 years and a maximum of 35 years.
  • However, there is some relaxation for candidates belonging to categories other than General for HAS.
  • Also, candidates familiar with the Himachal dialects, customs and traditions are preferred over those who aren’t.

HPAS HAS Exam Pattern/Selection Process 2020

It will be staged into 3 categories

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Mains Examination
  3. Viva Voice

Preliminary Exam

There are two papers I (General Studies), II (Aptitude Test)

PaperTotal QuestionsTotal MarksTotal Hours
 I (General Studies)
1002002 hours
II (Aptitude Test)
1002002 hours

Mains Exam

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

Compulsory SubjectsMaximum Marks

Optional Subject


Viva Voice

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 3 times the number of vacancies. 

Exam/Test Instructions

HPAS/HAS Syllabus


Preliminary Exam

       1. General Studies

  • General Science
  • Himachal Pradesh History, geography, art & culture, political and socio-economic calendar calendar
  • GK and current affairs of national & international importance
  • Indian History and its origin
  • National and International Geography
  • Indian National Movement
  • Economic and Social Development and it's other co-variants such as sustainable development, social sector growth, social sector initiatives, inclusion, demographics, and poverty etcetera
  • Environmental ecology, Climate change, biodiversity- National and International; and do not demand s subject specialization
  • Social, economic and physical geography both of world and India
  • Politics and Governance including the Indian political system, constitution, RTI, Right Issues, Panchayat Raj, and Public Policy etcetera       
2.  Aptitude Test
  •  Comprehension and passage writing
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision making and problem-solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of
    magnitude etc. (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc. – Class X level)
  • English Language comprehension skills (Class X level)

HPAS HAS Exam Schedule

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 2020 exam dates are notified by the HPPSC online on the official website.

HAS/HPAS Results

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/HPAS 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.

HAS/HPAS Official Website