Syllabus for HP Administrative Services Exam – Prelims

Syllabus for HP Administrative Services Exam – Prelims

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A) Initially, Preliminary examination consisting of 02 papers based on objective type (multiple choices) questions on the following pattern will be held.
Paper-I General Studies (Code No.01). This paper shall be of 200 marks and there shall be 100 objective type (Multiple choices) questions.
Paper-II Aptitude Test (Code No.02). This paper shall be of 200 marks and in this paper there shall be 100 objective type (Multiple choices) questions

Papers Syllabus
(Code No.01)
 History, geography, political, art & culture and socio
economic development of Himachal Pradesh.
 Currents events of national and international importance.
 History of India and Indian national movement.
 Indian and World Geography-physical, social, economic
geography of India and the world.
 Indian polity and governance –Constitution, political
system, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights issues, etc.
 Economic and social development – sustainable
development poverty, inclusion, demographics, social sector initiatives, etc.
 General issues on environmental ecology, bio-diversity and
climate Change – that do not require subject specialization
 General science.
Aptitude Test
(Code No.02)
 Comprehension
 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)

This preliminary examination will consist of two objective type papers (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 400 marks in the subjects of General Studies and Aptitude Test. This examination is meant to serve as a screening test only: the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination will not be counted for determining their final order
of merit.
The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination will be about 20 times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year through this examination. Only those candidates who have been declared by the Commission to have qualified the preliminary examination will be eligible for admission to the main examination corresponding to the said Preliminary Examination provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main Examination.
Provided that Aptitude Test (Paper-II) of the Preliminary Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33% and, therefore, marks obtained in this paper shall not be counted for determining the merit of the candidates to be drawn exclusively on the basis of marks obtained in General Studies (Paper-I) of the Preliminary Examination for their admission to the Main Examination.
Note: There will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers.
(i) There are four alternatives for the answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one third of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
(ii) If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happen to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.
(iii) If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
(D) The duration of Papers No.I and II (General Studies and Aptitude Test) will be two hours each.”

Syllabus for HP Administrative Services Exam – Prelims

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