HPSC 2019: Syllabus, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern & Preparation

State Government of Haryana conducts the Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC). The HPSC have a separate section of Right to Information.

HPSC involves Weeding of various records that come to them by way of any particular authority or by the public in general, maintain the rules and norms of HPSC and segregating work among the chosen official through the vivid course of actions. HPSC Recruitment consists of  different posts, and some are given below

  • Superintendent
  • Principal
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Work Manager Store
  • Purchase Officer
  • Drug Control Officer
  • District Information & Public Relations Officer

Eligibility Criteria of HPSC?

Nationality: A Candidate must be citizen of India

Age:  21 to 42 years as on 15.02.2017 (i.e. on or before the 15 days of the month next preceding the last date of submission of the application to the Commission).

  • The upper age limit is relaxed able up to for 45 years for Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes, EBP (Gen.) and Unmarried Women of Haryana only as per Govt. Instructions.
  • Relaxation in upper age limit is available for physically disabled candidates of Haryana up to 10 years for the Scheduled Castes/ Backward Castes candidates and up to five years for General

Category candidates.

Age relaxation up to the 45 years:

  • The age limit for the teachers working in the Education Department, Haryana shall be 45 years.
  • Upper age limit is also relaxed able for a military person whether he joined military service before or after the declaration of emergency to the extent of his military service.
  • The ex-military person must furnish the attested copy of discharge certificate including therein the date of entry and release the Army.

Education Qualification

  • Good academic record with at least 55% of the marks or an equivalent grade of B in the 7 point scale with letter grades O,A, B,C,D,E and F at the Master’s Degree level in the relevant subject from an Indian University or an equivalent degree from a Foreign University.
  • Knowledge of Hindi/Sanskrit up to Matric standard.
  • “National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the University Grant Commission, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

HPSC Examination is done in two stage:

Preliminary Examination

Main Examination

Preliminary Examination

It is further divided into two parts.

Paper 1:    Subject – General Studies

Paper 2:     Subject – Optional subject

Both papers are of 100 marks each.

Main Examination

Part 1:       Paper 1   English

Part 2:       Paper 2 Hindi

Part 3:       Paper 3 General Studies

Above papers have 100 marks weight each

Part 4:       Paper 4 Two Optional Subjects

Optional Subject has 150marks each that are total score is of 300.

Part 5:     Viva Voce (Interview)

It is of 75 marks.


Syllabus for the posts of Assistant Engineer (Civil, Mechanical & Electrical) in Irrigation Department, Haryana

Syllabus – AE Civil Engineering

(i) Building Materials and Construction- Stones, Timber, Bricks, Cement, Mortar, Concrete, Masonry, Steel.

(ii) Solid Mechanics- Stresses, Strains, Failures, Theories of Solid Material, Simple Bending and Torsion Theories, Shear Centre.

(iii) Graphic Static- Force Polygon, Stress diagram.

(iv) Structural Analysis – Analysis of trusses and frames, Introduction to plastic Analysis.

(v) The design of Metal Structure – Working stress and ultimate strength design of simple structures.

(vi) The design of Concrete and Masonry Structures- Design of masonry walls, working stress design of plain, reinforced and prestressed concrete, ultimate strength design of reinforced and prestressed concrete.

(vii) Fluid Mechanics, Water Resources Engineering –Open channel and pipe flow. Hydrology Design of canals and hydraulics structures.

(viii) Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering and their general principles. Strength parameters, Earth pressures Theories, Design of Shallow and Deep Foundations.

(ix) Transportation Engineering including Railway Engineering and Surveying, Roads Super-elevation, Ruling gradient pavements, Traffic Controls, Design Considerations.

(x) Environmental Engineering – Water purifications, Sewerage treatment, and disposal.

(xi) Construction Planning and Management – Elements of construction practice. Bar charts, CPM, PERT.

Syllabus – AE Mechanical Engineering

(i) Thermodynamics: Laws, Properties of ideal gasses and vapors, Power Cycles, Gas Power Cycles, Gas Turbine Cycles, Fuels and Combustion.

(ii) IC Engines: CI and SI engines Detonation, Fuel injection, and car-duration. Performance and Testing. Turbojet and Turboprop Engines, Rocket Engines, Elementary Knowledge of Nuclear Power Plants and Nuclear Fuels.

(iii) Steam Boiler, Engines, Nozzles and Steam Turbines Modern boilers, Steam Turbines types Flow of Steam through nozzles. Velocity diagrams for Impulse and Reaction Turbines. Efficiencies and Governing.

(iv) Compressors, Gas Dynamics and Gas Turbines Reciprocating Centrifugal and axial flow compressor. Velocity charts, Efficiency, and Performance, Effect of the Mechanical number on flow, isentropic flow. Regular Shocks and Flow through nozzles Gas Turbine Cycle with multistage compression. Reheating and Regeneration.

(v) Heat Transfer, Refrigeration, and Air-conditioning, Conduction, Convention and Radiation, Heat exchangers, types, combined Heat Transfer, Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient, Refrigeration and heat pump cycles. Refrigeration systems. The coefficient of performance. Psychometrics and psychometric chart, Comfort indices, Cooling and dehumidification methods. Industrial-Air-conditioning Process. Cooling and heating loads calculations.

(vi) Prosperities and classification of fluid. Fluid statics, kinematics and dynamics; principles and applications. Manometers and Buoyancy. A flow of ideal fluids. Laminar and turbulent flows, Boundary layer theory. Flow over immersed bodies. Flow through pipes and open channels. Dimensional analysis and similitude technique. Non-dimensional particular speed and classification of fluid mechanics in general. Energy transfers relation performance and operation of pumps and impulse and reaction water turbines. Hydrodynamic power transmission.

(vii) Theory of Machines: Velocity and acceleration (i) of moving bodies (ii) in machines. Klein’s construction, Inertia forces in machines. Cams, Gears, and Gearing. Flywheels and Governors, Balancing of Rotating and Reciprocating masses. Free and forced vibrations of systems. Critical speeds and whirling of shafts.

(viii) Machine Design: Design of Joints- Tread fasteners and Power Screws-Keys, Kotter’s Coupling-Welded Joints. Transmission system-Belt and chain drive wire ropes-shafts. Gears-*Siding and Rolling bearings.

(ix) The Strength of Materials: Stress and strain in two dimensions; Mohr’s circle’s relations between Elastic Constants. Beams-Bending moments, shearing forces and reflection. Shafts-combined bending, direct and torsional stresses.

Thick Walled cylinder and spheres under Pressure, Springs Struts, and columns, Theories of failure.

(x) Engineering Materials; Alloys and Alloying Materials, heat treatment; Composition, properties and uses, Plastics and other newer engineering materials.

(xi) Production Engineering: Metal Machinery: Cutting Tools: Tool Materials, Wear, and Machinability, Measurement of cutting forces. Process: Machining Grinding, Boring, Geer, Manufacturing, Metal forming,

Metal Casting and joining, Basic, Special Purpose, Programmed and numerically controlled machine tools, Jigs and fixtures (locating elements).

(xii) Industrial Engineering: Work study and work measurement Wage incentive, Design of Production System and Product Cost, Principles of Plant layout.

(xiii) Production Planning and Control Material Handling, Operations Research, Linear Programming Queuing Theory, Value Engineering, Network Analysis CPM and PERT. Use of computers

Syllabus – AE Electrical Engineering

(i) Electrical Circuits: Network theorems, Response of the system to step, ramp, impulse, and sinusoidal inputs. Frequency domain analysis. Two-port networks, Elements of network synthesis. Signal-flow graphs.

(ii) EM Theory: Electrostatics: Magnetostatics using vector methods. Fields in dielectrics in conductors and magnetic materials. Time-varying fields, Maxwell’s equations. Plane wave propagation in conducting & dielectric media, Properties of Transmission lines.

(iii) Material Science (Electric Materials): Band Theory. The behaviour of dielectrics in static and alternating fields. Piezoelectricity. The Conductivity of Metals. Superconductivity, Magnetic Properties of materials. Ferro and ferrimagnetism. Conduction in Semiconductors, Hall effect.

(iv) Electrical Measurements: Principles of Measurement. Bridge measurement of Circuit Parameters Measuring Instruments. VTVM and CRO, Q-Meter, Spectrum analyzer. Transducers and measurement of non-electrical quantities, Digital measurements, telemetered data recording, and display.

(v) Elements of Computation: Digital system, algorithms, and flow-charting, Storage: Type statements, array storage, Arithmetic expression, logical expressions. Assignments statements, Programme structure, Scientific and Engineering applications.

(vi) Power Apparatus and Systems: Electromechanics: Principles of electromechanical energy conversion. Analysis of DC, synchronous and Induction Machines. Fractional horsepower motors. Machines in Control Systems.

Transformers, Magnetic circuits, and Selection of a motor for drives. Power System:

Electricity generation; Thermal, Hydro and Nuclear Power Transmissions, Corona,

Bundle conductors, Power System Protection. Economic operations, Load frequency control, stability analysis.

(vii) Control Systems: Open loop and closed loop systems, Response Analysis, and Root Locus

Technique, balance, compensation and design techniques. State-variable Approach.

(viii) Electronics and Communications: Electronics: Solid state devices and circuits.

Small signal amplifier design. Feedback Amplifiers, Oscillators and operational

Amplifiers, FET circuits and linear ICs. Switching circuits Boolean Algebra, Logic

Circuits, Combinational and sequential digital circuits. Communications: Signal Analysis.

How to prepare for HPSC??

Make your schedule of study give appropriate time to each and every topic. Read newspaper, magazine, etc. To increase your awareness of current affairs just keep an eye on reading a various newspaper, watch television for breaking the news. Keep yourself up to date. Just go solving previous papers, make a habit of marking the key point. Make your notes so that it will be easy while revising at last moments. Take the help of online assessment it will be better to boost your confidence level.

Self-assessment is an important preparation. Plan your studies at least two months before the exam. Questions can be asked from every nook and corner of the subject and therefore it is not all advisable to omit any chapter or area. Practice as many mock tests as possible in close to examination environment as possible. During preparation avoid the oily food just and avoid anxiety before an exam.

If you are starting to prepare now first focus on those topics in which you are good, brush your concepts and other topics. Study at least 6 hrs a day. Make your schedule and give appropriate time for each and every topic. Let say 2 hrs. For general studies as it carries about 150 marks if you can answer then you will get more than 120 marks. 2hrs for solving questions on the topics which you are good at. 1 hr. for brushing up concepts on other subjects.


  • Get your mobile and record your notes in your voice to listen whenever you are free.
  • Practice different types of questions in each sitting.
  • Make different notes for topics which you feel, are difficult.
  • Discuss with your friends/brothers/ sisters about you learn and try to explain them the whole chapter too went through.

Books for HPSC??

  • Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning books by R.S Agarwal.
  • Objective General English by S.P Bakshi
  • NCERT Books


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  1. Sudhir says:

    I have completed my b.tech in ece with 52 %.can i eligible for Haryana pcs..

  2. Ritu says:

    I have completed my b.sc cbz and recently i want to do m.sc. environment science study. Can i eligible after m.sc. evs for PCS. You please give me few details about it.
    Thanks a lot!

  3. shubham kumar says:

    I have completed my msc biotech from kuk can am eligible for hpsc exam or net is compulsory for hpsc or not????????? please tell me

  4. Sandeep kumar says:

    hiii friends, at present time i am working in indian air force is any relaxation in HCS exam from defence. and i have completed BAG from jamia millia university delhi. can i eligible.
    please reply me..

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