HPSC HCS Syllabus 2021 ~ Download DSP, AETO & Others Exam Pattern

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HPSC HCS Syllabus 2021 PDF – Download DSP, AETO & Others Exam Pattern @ hpsc.gov.in. Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) going to conduct the Preliminary Examination and Main Written Examination for the post of HCS, DSP & Others on the Official Site. So we have provided the Syllabus and Exam Pattern for your exam preparation purpose.

HPSC HCS Syllabus 2021

Board NameHaryana Public Service Commission (HPSC)
Post NameHCS, DSP & Others
Prelims DateMay / June, 2021
Mains DateAugust, 2021
Selection ProcessPrelims, Mains Personality Test/ Viva- Voce
StatusSyllabus Available

HPSC HCS Syllabus 2021:

 General Studies:

The general studies syllabus includes six topics – General Science, Current events (National and International), History of India & Indian national movement, Geography (Indian and World), Culture- Polity- Economy of India, General Mental Ability.

General Science: Questions on General Science will cover the understanding of general science.  It deals with things that happen in our day to day life. It includes subjects like basic Chemistry, Biology, and Physics.

Importance of Current Events (National & International): It includes current events that are happening nationally and internationally.

History of India and Indian National Movement: Questions related to the history of India in the aspect of Social, political and economical understanding will be asked. Questions on the Indian National Movement will relate to the nature and character of the nineteenth-century resurgence, growth of nationalism and attainment of Independence.

Indian and World Geography:  Questions will be on the social, economical and physical geography of India as well as on Indian agriculture are asked from this section.

Culture- Politics- Economy of India: Questions on Indian Polity and Economy will test knowledge on the country‘s political system and Constitution of India, Panchayati Raj, social systems and economic developments in India.

General Mental Ability: Haryana–Economy, and people. Social, economic and cultural institutions and language of Haryana.

CSAT Syllabus 2021:

CSAT deals with the below-mentioned topics –

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills (Communication skills are included).
  • Reasoning and also analytical ability.
  • Skills related to decision making and problem-solving.
  • Basic Numeracy of Class-X that includes numbers and their relations, magnitude etc.
  • General Mental Ability
  • Data interpretation of Class-X that includes data sufficiency, charts, tables etc.

HPSC HCS Main Exam Syllabus 2021

The HPSC HCS main exam comprises 5 conventional type question papers which include 2 optional papers.

Paper I – English and English Essay Syllabus


  • Precise Writing
  • Comprehension of given passages
  • Essay
  • Usage and Vocabulary.
  • General Grammar / Composition


A specific topic will be given and candidates need to write an essay on that within the prescribed word limit. The choice of subjects will be given.

Paper II – Hindi and Hindi Essay Syllabus

The candidates are required to write this paper in Hindi Devnagri Script. The paper syllabus includes

  • Translation of an English passage into Hindi.
  • Letter / precise writing
  • Explanation of Hindi passage (prose and poetry) in the same language.
  • Composition (idioms, corrections etc.)
  • Essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given.

Paper III – General Studies Syllabus

This paper is divided into two parts and both parts are mandatory. The questions will be such as to test a candidate‘s general awareness of a variety of subject which will have relevance for a career in Civil Services.


Modern Indian History and Indian Culture: Modern history covers the time from the nineteenth-century till now. This includes personalities of freedom fighters, social reform questions, Indian culture questions, etc.

Indian Geography: In this part, applicants will be asked about Physical, Social, and Economical geography.

Indian Polity: Indian political stuff like the Indian constitution, the political system of India related questions will be asked in this part.

Present National Issue & Social Relevance: Democracy & Human resource issues, human rights, corruption, ecological preservation, national heritage, adult literacy, and such related topics are included in this part.


India and World: This topic deals with the relationship between India and the World in spheres like Foreign affairs, Internal- external security and so on. Candidates will be asked about their knowledge of this topic.

The Economy of India: This topic is of the economic development of India, foreign trades, WTO, trade issues etc.

International Affairs: In this topic, there will be questions related to the world’s current affairs and also about international institutions.

Development in Science Related Fields: This part deals with the development of science and technology, space, telecommunications and also basic computers. Students will be asked on these topics.

Statistics: These topics include statistical, diagrammatical, graphical problems and such related stuff. Candidates will be tested on these topics.

Paper IV and V: The other two subjects in Mains are needed to be chosen by the candidates themselves from these 23 subjects, as the optional ones. The available subjects are mentioned below.

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Service
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English Literature
  • Geography
  • Hindi Literature
  • Indian History
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Punjabi Literature
  • Sociology
  • Sanskrit Literature
  • Zoology
  • However, the following combination of subjects are not allowed to be chosen together
  • Political science and International relations with Public Administration.
  • Agriculture with Animal husbandry and veterinary service.
  • Hindi literature, English literature, Sanskrit literature and Punjabi literature.
  • Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.
  • The HPSC Haryana Civil Service exam has been modeled on the lines of UPSC. The exam is a paper-based test, in offline mode.

HPSC HSC Exam Pattern 2021:

Exam StageNumber of PapersTotal Marks
HCS Prelims Exam2100
HCS Mains Exam5600
HCS Personality Test75

HPSC HCS Prelims Exam Pattern 2021:

HCS PaperNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration
General Studies Paper1001002 Hours
CSAT (Civil Service Aptitude Test)1001002 Hours
  • Both the Question papers shall be set bilingual i.e. in English and Hindi.
  • For each wrong answer, one fourth (0.25) mark shall be deducted.
  • The Paper – II i.e. Civil Services Aptitude Test shall be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.

HPSC HCS Mains Exam Pattern 2021:

Paper NumberHCS Mains Paper NameMarks Duration
Paper IEnglish & Essay1003 hours
Paper IIHindi & Hindi Essay1003 hours
Paper IIIGeneral Studies1003 hours
Paper IVOptional- 11503 hours
Paper VOptional- 21503 hours
Total Marks600  

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