Haryana Civil Services Exam Pattern Changed! Like UPSC CSAT, HCS Prelims to Have Objective Papers

The State Government of Haryana has decided to change the pattern of the Civil Services examination. On Wednesday, the Government has made this decision on changing the exam pattern of Haryana Civil Services. Just like the UPSC and CSAT exams’ pattern, the Haryana Civil Services exam will be conducted for 2 papers. The preliminary examination of HCS will be organized in two papers and each paper will be conducted for 100 marks.

The two papers of the HCS exam will be objective type. As per the Haryana Civil Services Rules, 2008, the state government has confirmed the altered exam pattern on 22nd July 2020. According to the pattern of the Union Public Service Commission [IPSC], the Haryana Civil Services new exam pattern has been changed. As per the latest press release notice released by the Government of Haryana, ‘The new rules will be called Haryana Civil Services (Executive Branch) Amendment Rules, 2020.’

Haryana Civil Services Exam Pattern Changed
Haryana Civil Services Exam Pattern Changed

The first paper of the HCS examination will include objective-based questions. It will be conducted as a Preliminary Recruitment examination to the state civil services. The Prelims exam comprises 2 papers. One paper includes multiple-choice questions based on general awareness topics. The second paper will be conducted based on topics that include Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, and English comprehension. Through this test, the authorities will assess the intelligence of the students in the aforementioned topics.

Each paper of the HCS exam will be conducted for 100 marks. The students who clear the prelims exam will be eligible for the second exam i.e., HCS Mains exam. Unlike the prelims, the Mains exam will be subjective-based. All the questions in this exam must be answered in descriptive form. Once the students clear the Prelims and Mains exam in Haryana Civil Services, they need to take part in an interview or personality test.

The marking scheme for this exam depends on the score acquired by the candidates in the personality and the Mains exam jointly. The State Government of Haryana has been following a similar pattern of the UPSC, the national-level civil services exam. Stay tuned to this website to get the latest updates about the upcoming exams, results, and more.

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