HPPSC HPAS Recruitment 2022: Check Prelims Key, Results & Mains Schedule Here!

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HPPSC HPAS Prelims Final Answer Key, Results and Mains Schedule Released on 7th December 2022! Candidates who have qualified for the HPPSC HPAS 2021 Mains Exam can fill in the online applications for the same by 25th December 2022. The HPPSC HPAS Mains Exam is scheduled from 3rd February 2023 to 11th February 2023. This is in reference to the Himachal Pradesh Administrative Service Combined Competitive Exam 2021. The Prelims for the same was held on 16th October 2022. Through the examination, the commission will recruit candidates for the posts of Himachal Pradesh Administrative Service, Tehsildar, Block Development Officer, & Treasury Officer. Interested candidates can read the following article to know more about the HPPSC HPAS Recruitment and check the HPPSC HPAS Mains 2021 Exam Schedule. 

  • The candidates can raise the objections till 25th October 2022 in the provisional answer key released on 17th October 2022 by submitting the form of objections.
  • A total of 29 vacancies had been released.
  • The last date to submit applications was 14th July 2022.
  • Candidates with a bachelor's degree from a recognized university/institute could apply for the examination.
  • The selection process for HPPSC HPAS Recruitment includes a Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, and Interview/ Personality Test.

HPPSC HPAS Overview 2022

Exam Name

H.P. Administrative Service etc. Combined Competitive Examination

Conducting Body

Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission

Exam Level

State Level – Himachal Pradesh

Exam Frequency

Once a year


  • HP Administrative Services
  • Tehsildar
  • Block Development Officer
  • Treasury Officer

Number of Vacancies


Application Start Date

17th June 2022

Last Date to Apply

14th July 2022

Selection Process
  • Prelims Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Personality Test

Admit Card Release Date

6th October 2022

Prelims Date

16th October 2022 

30th October 2022 (Naib Tehsildar)

Mains Exam Date

3rd to 11th February 2023

HPPSC HPAS Exam Notification 2022 Download PDF

HPPSC HPAS Latest Updates

7th December 2022: HPPSC HPAS 2021 Prelims Final Answer Key, Results & Mains Schedule Out!

The HPPSC has released the HPPSC HPAS Prelims Final Answer Key, Results and Mains 2021 Exam Schedule on 7th December 2022. Candidates who have qualified for the HPPSC HPAS 2021 Mains can fill in the online applications for the HPPSC HPAS 2021 Mains Exam by 25th December 2022. The HPPSC HPAS Mains Exam will be taking place from 3rd February 2023 to 11th February 2023. Check the HPPSC HPAS 2021 Mains Exam Schedule below. 

Download the HPPSC HPAS 2021 Prelims Results PDF

Download the HPPSC HPAS 2021 Mains Exam Schedule PDF Here

Download HPPSC HPAS Prelims Final Answer Key PDF

17th October 2022: HPPSC HPAS Provisional Answer Key Out!

The HPPSC has released the HPPSC HPAS Provisional Answer Key on 17th October 2022 in the form of a PDF file and the candidates can raise objections in the same till 25th October 2022. This is in reference to the exam that was conducted on 16th October 2022 (2021 cycle). Download the provisional answer key below.

Download HPPSC HPAS Provisional Answer Key

6th October 2022: HPPSC Admit card out

The HPPSC has released the notification which mentions the admit card is now out. Candidates can download the admit card through the link provided below:

Check the notification of the HPPSC Admit card out

15th September 2022: HPPSC HPAS Notification Release, and Exam Dates Out

The HPPSC has released the exam schedule for the HPAS Combined Competitive Examination 2022. The notification for the same will be released in 2nd week of February 2023. The Prelims Exam will be held on 11th June 2023. The Mains Exam and Personality Test will be held in September 2023 and December 2023.

Download HPPSC HPAS Schedule 

1st August 2022: HPPSC HPAS Exam Dates Out!

The candidates must note that this is in reference to the 2021 cycle which is ongoing and the prelims exam is scheduled for 16th October 2022 for all the posts except the naib tehsildar. The exam of Naib Tehsildar is scheduled on 30th October 2022. Also, the mains exam is tentatively scheduled in second or third week of December. Check out the official notice below.

Download HPPSC HPAS Exam Date Notice

21st June 2022: HPPSC HPAS Result 2020 Out

The HPPSC HPAS result has been announced. This is for the Himachal Pradesh Administrative Service Combined Competitive Examination-2020. Download the HPPSC HPAS Result 2020 using the link given below.

Download HPPSC HPAS Result 2020

HPPSC HPAS Vacancy 2022

The HPPSC has announced a total of 29 vacancies for various posts. Check the post-wise and category-wise HPPSC HPAS vacancy distribution in the table below.

HPPSC HPAS Vacancy 2022

Post Name


HP Administrative Services




Block Development Officer


Treasury Officer




How to Apply for HPPSC HPAS Exam 2022? 

The applications for the HPPSC HPAS Exam must be submitted online. The last date for application submission was 14th July 2022. Follow the steps mentioned below to apply online.

Step-1: Visit the official website of HPPSC

Step-2: Click on the ‘Apply Online’ tab.

Step-3: Now click on the ‘online application registration link.

Step-4: Click on New Registration.

Step-5: Enter all the details asked on the page and complete the registration process.

Step-6: Fill the application form,

Step-7: Upload the scanned images of the photograph and signature. You may use the PrepForSure Photo Cropping Tool to resize the documents for uploading,

Step-8: Pay the application fee.

Step-9: Submit the application form.


  • Candidates are supposed to apply for the examination online and no other mode of application is allowed. The applications have to be filled on the official website. 
  • Candidates have to follow the instructions given on the website to fill the application form. 
  • Applicants must make sure that they are eligible for Category, Age and Essential Qualifications, etc., as stated in the advertisement, in order to avoid rejection at a later stage. 
  • Applicants will maintain due care when submitting their Mobile Numbers and E-Mail IDs in the Online Application Form for immediate details on their submission.
  • The Candidates must opt for the optional subjects for the HPAS (Main) Written Examination while submitting the application form.

Fee For HPPSC HPAS Online Application Form 2022

Fee For HPPSC HPAS Online Application Form 2022


Application Fee

General Category (including General Physically Disabled/ Economically Weaker Section (EWS)/ W.F.F. of HP/ Ex-Servicemen of H P relieve from Defence Services on their own request before completion of normal tenure, General wards of Ex-SM of H.P.,
i.e. Dependent sons/daughters of Ex-SM of H.P.)



Candidates of other states (including reserved category(s) candidates of other states) 


S.C. of H.P. /S.T. of H.P. /O.B.C. of H.P./ EWS (Covered under BPL)(including S.C. /S.T./O.B.C. Ex. Servicemen of H.P. relieved from Defence Services on their own requests before Completion of
normal tenure and SC/ ST/ OBC wards of Ex-SM of H.P., i.e. Dependent sons/ daughters of Ex-SM of H.P.)


Ex-Servicemen of H.P. (Ex-Servicemen, who are relieved from Defence Services after completion of normal tenure)/ Blind/visually impaired of H.P./Female Candidates.

Fee exemption

Mode of Payment For HPPSC HPAS Exam

The application fee can be paid online through Debit Card/Credit Card/Internet

HPPSC HPAS Selection Process 2022

The selection process of the HPPSC HPAS Exam has 3 stages of the exam. 

  • Preliminary exam
  • Mains exam
  • Viva voce

HPPSC HPAS Eligibility Criteria 2022

All applicants must ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility conditions specified by HPPSC. Applicants who do not meet the eligibility will be disqualified. Check the HPPSC HPAS Eligibility Criteria in the following sub-sections


A candidate must be a citizen of India.

HPPSC HPAS Educational Qualifications: 

  • A candidate is supposed to hold a Bachelor's Degree or its equivalent from a recognized University.
  • A candidate who has appeared for the examination and whose passing will make him qualified for the examination, but has not been told of the result, may apply for admission to the examination.
  • Applicants who have completed the final professional M.B.B.S. or any other medical examination equivalent thereof, but have not finished their internship at the date of submission of their HAS applications, etc., will be provisionally accepted for the examination provided that they submit, along with their applications, a copy of the university/institution certificate from which they have passed the requisite examination. 

Age limit (As on 01-01-2022)

The age limit for the applicants is as mentioned below:

  • Minimum age: 21 years (Not born born on or after 02-01-2001)
  • Maximum Age: 35 years (Not born on or before 01-01-1987)

The age relaxations allowed is as follows:

Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/ Other Backward Classes / Persons with disabilities and Children/Grand Children of Freedom Fighters of Himachal Pradesh 5 years
Ex-servicemen candidates of H.P
According to Ex. Servicemen (Reservation of
Vacancies, Pay fixation and Regulation of Seniority in the Himachal Pradesh Administrative Service) Rules, 2020

HPPSC HPAS Exam Pattern 2022

The applicants must be aware of the HPPSC HPAS Exam Pattern. This would help them prepare well for the examination. 

HPPSC HPAS Prelims Exam Pattern

The Prelims examination will have 2 papers. Each of these sections will have objective-type (multiple choices) questions. The detailed exam pattern will be as mentioned below

HPPSC HPAS Prelims Exam Pattern 2022



No. of Questions



General Studies




Aptitude Test






  • Paper-II (Aptitude Test) is only qualifying in nature. The minimum qualifying marks for the same are 33%.
  •  For each wrong answer, 1/3rd of the marks assigned will be deducted.

HPPSC HPAS Mains Exam Pattern

The HPPSC HPAS Mains Examination comprises Compulsory and Optional Papers. candidates can choose the subjects for the optional papers at the time of submitting their applications. The detailed exam pattern for the Mains exam is as mentioned below:

HPPSC HPAS Mains Exam Pattern

Paper No.


Maximum Marks

Compulsory Papers











General Studies – I



General Studies – II



General Studies – III


Optional Papers


Optional Subject – Paper I



Optional Subject – Paper II


  • The optional subjects for the Mains Examination include Indian History, Political Science and International Relation, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Commerce & Accountancy, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Philosophy, Law, Sociology, Public Administration, Management, Geography, Agriculture, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu, English Literature, Psychology, Geology, Physics, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Anthropology, Forestry, Horticulture & Medical Science. 
  • To qualify the Mains Examination, the candidate must score at least obtains 40% marks in the compulsory papers of Hindi and English and 45% marks in the aggregate (excluding compulsory papers of Hindi & English).
  • The English and Hindi Papers are only qualifying in nature.

Interview/Personality Test

The HPPSC HPAS Interview/ Personality Test is the final stage of the HPAS test. The viva-voce bears 150 marks. The candidates are expected to be aware of the local folklore of Himachal Pradesh. Local languages, Himachal-centric issues, the socio-economic structure of the state, the tribes of the state, and the likes. The final merit shall be drawn from the marks secured in the main (written) and the viva-voce. 

HPPSC HPAS Syllabus 2022

The applicants must go through the detailed HPPSC HPAS Syllabus before beginning their preparation for the examination. Knowing the syllabus would help the aspirants devise a proper preparation strategy for the examination without missing out on any key topics. Go through the HPPSC HPAS Syllabus presented below.

Download HPPSC HPAS Prelims Syllabus

Download HPPSC HPAS Mains Syllabus

HPPSC HPAS Prelims Syllabus



Paper-I General Studies (Code No.01) 

  • History, geography, political, art & culture and
    socio economic development of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Current events of national and international
  • 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

Paper-II 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) 

HPPSC HPAS Exam Dates 2022

The important dates for the HPPSC HPAS exam have been given below:

HPPSC HPAS Exam Dates 2022

HPAS exam notification release

17th June 2022

HPAS online application start

17th June 2022

HPAS online application end date

14th July 2022

HPAS Prelims exam

16th October 2022

30th October 2022 (Naib Tehsildar)

HPAS Prelims exam result

7th December 2022

HPAS Main exam

3rd to 11th December 2022

HPAS Mains Result

Will be Notified

HPAS Interview Date

Will be Notified

HPAS Interview result

Will be Notified

HPPSC HPAS Prelims Admit Card

The HPPSC HPAS Admit Card is one of the most critical papers that candidates must keep on hand at all times during the selection process. The official notification for the HPPSC HPAS Recruitment admits card is out. The HPPSC HPAS Admit Card is usually released 10-15 days before the exam.

Step-1: Open the official site of HPPSC.

Step-2: Go to the download admit card section.

Step-3: Click on the link for HPPSC HPAS Admit Card.

Step-4: Enter your User Name and Password and click on the submit button.

Step-5: Download and print the admit card.

HPPSC HPAS Answer Key 2022

The HPPSC Answer Key assists the candidates to estimate their examination score even before the result is released. Below are the steps to download the answer key

Step 1: Go to the official website.

Step 2: Go to the “Press Note/Notice” section.

Step 3: Search for the “HPAS Answer Key”.

Step 4: The answer key of HPAS will be opened in a pdf file.

Step 5: Download/print the answer key of HPAS 2022 and save it.

Marking Scheme: Every correct answer gets 2 marks, and for every wrong answer 1/3rd of the marks assigned will be deducted.

HPPSC HPAS Result 2022

Candidates will be able to access their HPPSC HPAS Result from the official website once it is released by following the steps below:

Step 1: Visit the official website of HPPSC.

Step 2: Click on the result link available on the homepage.

Step 3: The result will appear on the screen.

Step 4: Download the result for your reference.

We hope that this article was informative for you and you were able to get all the information about the HPPSC HPAS exam. We have mentioned every detail of the examination including the application process, eligibility, syllabus, answer key, and results. For more information on any Government examination or to prepare for the same, download the PrepForSure App.