HPPSC Administrative CCE Answer Key 2023

Post Name:-HPPSC Administrative CCE 2023 Prelims Revised Answer Key Released

Post Date:- 04 November 2023

Short Description:- Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) has advertised a Notification invites applications for the recruitment of Administrative Service CCE 2023. Those Candidates who are interested in the vacancy details & completed all eligibility criteria can read the Notification & Apply Online.

Important Details
Prelims Revised Answer Key (02-11-2023)Click Here
Apply OnlineClick Here
Mains Notification (31-10-2023)Click Here
Prelims Result & Main Exam Date (23-10-2023)Click Here
Prelims Answer Key (07-10-2023)Click Here
Prelims Admit Card (29-09-2023)Click Here
New Prelims Exam Date Postponed (21-08-2023)Click Here
New Prelims Exam Date (12-08-2023)Click Here
Prelims Exam Date (01-06-2023)Click Here
Detail NotificationClick Here
Short NotificationClick Here
Official WebsiteClick Here

HPPSC HPAS Latest Updates:-

2nd November 2023: HPPSC HPAS Prelims Final Answer Key Out:-

The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission has officially released the HPPSC HPAS revised answer key 2023 for the Prelims exam.

28th October 2023: HPPSC HPAS Mains CV Schedule out:-

HPPSC HPAS CV schedule for the mains exam has been Released on 26th October 2023. The admission link will be available on the official website from 28th October 2023.

23rd October 2023: HPPSC HPAS Result Out:

HPPSC HPAS Prelims Result Out. The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission released the Prelims results on 23rd October 2023.  The exam was on 1st October 2023

16th September 2023: HPPSC HPAS Prelims Admit Card Out:

The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission has officially released the HPPSC HPAS Admit Card for Prelims exam to be held on 1st October 2023. As per the official notice, aspirants can enter their registered user ID and password to download the HPPSC HPAS Prelims call letter.

HPPSC HPAS Vacancy 2023:

The HPPSC has announced a total of 11 vacancies for various posts. Check the post-wise and category-wise HPPSC HPAS vacancy distribution in the table below.

HPPSC HPAS Vacancy 2023
Post NameVacancy
H.P. Administrative Service, Class-I9
Himachal Pradesh Police Services, Class-I2

How to Apply for HPPSC HPAS Exam 2023?:-

The applications for the HPPSC HPAS Exam must be submitted online. The last date for application submission is June 14, 2023. 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.

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 2023:

Fee For HPPSC HPAS Online Application Form 2023
CategoryApplication 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)Rs.400/-
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 2023:-

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

  • Preliminary exam
  • Mains exam
  • Viva voce

HPPSC HPAS Eligibility Criteria 2023:

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 01-01-2023)

The age limit for the applicants is as mentioned below:

  • Minimum age: 21 years (Not born born on or after 02-01-2002)
  • Maximum Age: 35 years (Not born on or before 01-01-1988)

The age relaxations allowed is as follows:

Age Limit Criteria
CategoryAge Relaxation
Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/ Other Backward Classes / Persons with disabilities and Children/Grand Children of Freedom Fighters of Himachal Pradesh5 years
Ex-servicemen candidates of H.PAccording to Ex. Servicemen (Reservation of
Vacancies, Pay fixation and Regulation of Seniority in the Himachal Pradesh Administrative Service) Rules, 2020

HPPSC HPAS Exam Pattern 2023:-

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 2023
PaperSubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks
IGeneral Studies100200
IIAptitude Test100200
  • 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.SubjectMaximum Marks
Compulsory Papers
IVGeneral Studies – I200
VGeneral Studies – II200
VIGeneral Studies – III200
Optional Papers
VIIOptional Subject – Paper I100
VIIIOptional Subject – Paper II100
  • 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.

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