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HPSC HCS Prelims 2023: Important Instructions Before Exam

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HPSC HCS Prelims 2023: Important Instructions Before Exam

The Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) has officially declared the eagerly anticipated HCS (Executive Branch) & other Allied Services Preliminary Examination Date 2023. Prospective candidates from all corners of the state are actively preparing for this competitive exam, which serves as a gateway to various prestigious positions including Deputy Superintendent of Police, District Food and Supplies Controller, District Food and Supplies Officer, Assistant Excise and Taxation Officer, Assistant Registrar Cooperative Societies, Block Development and Panchayat Officer, Excise and Taxation Officer, Traffic Manager, Assistant Employment Officer, and 'A' Class Naib Tehsildar within the state government. 

HPSC HCS Prelim Exam 2023 is scheduled for 11 February 2024 (Sunday). Candidates who have applied for the Haryana HCS (Executive Branch) & other Allied Services Examination 2023 are going to appear in the HPSC HCS Prelim Examination on 11 Feb 2024. Candidates who are going to appear in Haryana HCS 2023 are advised to read this article to check instructions for the last date, do’s and don’ts. Scroll down this page for information about the HPSC HCS Exam.

Haryana HCS 2023 Overview

HPSC HCS Prelims 2023 will take place on 11 February 2024 and candidates can download the Haryana HCS Exam Admit Card by visiting the official website of the HPSC. Below you can find important information about the HPSC HCS Exam 2023:-

                    Haryana HCS 2023 Exam- Important Updates

Exam Conducting Organization

Haryana Public Service Commission 

Exam Name

HCS (Ex. Br.) & other Allied Services Examination



Examination Mode

  • Prelims:- Offline
  • Mains:- Offline 

HPSC HCS Prelims Exam Date

11 February 2024

Haryana HCS Pre Admit Card 2023

2 February 2024

HPSC HCS 2023 Mains 

30 & 31 March 2024

Frequency of Exam


Job Location


Selection Process

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview 

HPSC HCS Prelims 2023 Exam Pattern

To appear for the HPSC HCS Prelims 2023, it is crucial to familiarize yourself with the exam pattern. Here are the key details about the HPSC HCS Preliminary Exam:

  • The preliminary examination comprises two papers, both conducted in a bilingual mode (Hindi and English). Both papers consist of objective-type questions presented in a multiple-choice format.
  • Paper I covers General Studies, carrying a weightage of 100 marks, and has a duration of 2 hours.
  • Paper II is the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT), also valued at 100 marks, with a 2-hour time limit.
  • For incorrect responses, there will be a deduction of one-fourth of a mark.
  • It is crucial to note that the CSAT paper is considered qualifying, and candidates must achieve a minimum passing score of 33%.

                                    HPSC HCS Prelims 2023 Pattern 




Exam Duration

Paper I

General Studies


2 hours

Paper II

Civil Services Aptitude Test


2 hours

HPSC HCS Exam Schedule 2023

HPSC HCS Exam will take place on 11 February 2024 in two shifts for paper 1 and paper 2. The duration for both exams will be two hours each. Candidates are required to reach the examination hall atleast 1 hour before the reporting time. 

Haryana HCS 2023 Exam Day Tips

As the HPSC HCS Exam is scheduled for 11 February 2024 (Sunday), it's important to adhere to certain guidelines on the exam day. Here are some Dos and Don'ts to optimize your performance:


  • Admit Card or ID Proof: Ensure you have your admit card and a valid photo ID (such as an Aadhaar card, passport, or driving license) in your possession, as entry without these documents will not be allowed on exam day.
  • Punctual Arrival: Arrive at the examination centre well in advance of the reporting time specified on your admit card to prevent any potential issues with a late entry.
  • Necessary Stationery: Bring essential stationery items, including pens (preferably in blue or black ink), pencils, erasers, etc., to the examination hall.
  • Comfortable Attire: Dress comfortably, considering the weather conditions, while avoiding extravagant or flashy clothing choices.
  • Verify Exam Centre Location: Familiarize yourself with the location of the examination centre a day or two before the exam to eliminate any last-minute confusion.


  • Electronic Devices: Ensure that you refrain from carrying electronic devices such as mobile phones, smartwatches, or calculators, as they are strictly prohibited inside the examination hall.
  • Avoid Irrelevant Materials: Do not carry study materials, notes, or books into the examination centre as they are deemed unnecessary during the exam.
  • No Writing on Question Paper: Do not engage in writing anything on the question paper, except for entering your roll number.
  • No Communication: Steer clear of any form of communication with fellow candidates while in the examination hall.
  • Maintain Composure: Stay composed and calm throughout the exam. Overthinking or panicking can affect your performance.

Additional HPSC HCS Exam Day Tips:

In addition to the essential guidelines, consider these specific tips tailored for the HPSC HCS Exam:

  • Effective Time Management: Allocate specific time for each section or question, avoiding excessive time on a single item.
  • Thoroughly Read Instructions: Before commencing the exam, carefully read all instructions provided on the question paper and answer sheet.
  • Commence with Easy Questions: Begin by tackling the questions you find easiest; this strategy enhances confidence and time efficiency.
  • Mindful Answer Marking: Exercise caution while marking answers on the OMR sheet, ensuring a double-check of your responses.
  • Prioritize Health: Ensure a restful night's sleep before the exam and consume a light, nutritious meal to maintain focus.
  • Positive Mindset: Uphold a positive attitude throughout the exam, trusting in your preparation and abilities.

Haryana HCS Relevant Links 2023

The HPSC HCS 2023 Exam is scheduled for 11 February 2023. Here is a table featuring relevant links for the HPSC HCS 2023 Exam:

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