HP Administrative Combined Competitive Examination 2020, Dates, Application

hp administrative combined competitive exam


Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) invites online application for HP Administrative Combined Competitive Examination 2020 for recruitment to 26 posts of Himachal Pradesh Administrative Service Class-I (Gazetted), District Controller, District Employment Officer, Principal, Tehsildar and  Block Development Officers.


Name of the Organisation

Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission

Nature of the Job

Government job

Name of the Posts

Class-I (Gazetted) Officers

No. of Vacancies



HP Administrative Combined Competitive Examination 2020 Important Dates

Last date for receipt of applications

10th Feb 2020

Date of preliminary exam

26th April 2020


Vacancy Details

Name of Post

No. of Posts

Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services, Class-I Gazetted


District Controller, FCS &CA


District Employment officer






Block development officer



Pay Scale

Name of Post

Pay scale

Himachal Pradesh administrative services, Class-I Gazetted

Rs. 15600-39100+ Rs 5400 G.P

District Controller, FCS &CA

Rs. 15600-39100+ Rs 5400 G.P

District Employment officer

Rs. 15600-39100+ Rs 5400 G.P


Rs 10300-34800+ Rs 5400 GP


Rs 10300-34800+ Rs 5000 GP

Block development officer

Rs 10300-34800+ Rs 5000 GP


Eligibility Criteria for  HP Administrative Combined Competitive Examination 2020


A candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent from a recognized University.


A candidate who has appeared at an examination the passing of which would render him eligible to appear at this examination but has not been informed of result, may apply for admission to the examination. A candidate, who intends to appear at such a qualifying examination may also apply, provided the qualifying examination is completed before the commencement of this examination. Such candidates will be admitted to the examination, if otherwise eligible, but their admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation, if they do not produce proof of having passed the examination as soon as passed and in any case not later than two months after the commencement of this examination


Candidates who have passed the final professional M.B.B.S. or any other Medical Examination equivalent thereto, but have not completed their internship by the time of submission of their applications for the HAS etc. examination will be provisionally admitted to the Examination provided they submit along with their application a copy of certificate from the University/ Institutions that they had passed the requisite final professional medical examination. In such cases, the candidates will be required to produce at the time of their interview original degree or a certificate from the concerned competent authority of the University / Institution that they had completed or requirement (including completion of internship) for the award of degree


Age Criteria:

Minimum Age for General category

21 years

Maximum Age for General category

35 years

Age relaxation is as per the following conditions.

SC/ST/OBC of Himachal Pradesh

5 years


Selection Process

Selection will be on the basis of a written exam that comprises of Preliminary and Mains exam and interview.


Exam Centres

Shimla, Solan, Mandi, Sundernagar, Palampur, kangra, Dharamshala, Nahan, Una , Hamirpur, Chamba, Bilaspur and Kullu.


Exam Pattern for  HP Administrative Combined Competitive Examination 2020

Preliminary Exam:
Initially, Preliminary examination consisting of 02 papers based on objective type (multiple choice) questions on the following pattern



questions (marks)


Paper- I

General Studies


2 hours


Aptitude Test 

100 (200 marks)

2 hours


For details on Mains exam and complete notification click here


HP Administrative Combined Competitive Examination 2020 Application Process

Candidates are required to apply only through online mode by using the website
www.hppsc.hp.gov.in/hppsc. No other mode for submission of applications is allowed.

Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned website

The candidates must ensure their eligibility in respect of Category, Age and Essential Qualification(s) etc. as mentioned in the advertisement to avoid rejection at later stage

The candidates should exercise due care while entering their Mobile Numbers and E-Mail IDs in the Online Application Form for immediate intimation with regard to their application

The online Applications can be filled up to 10/02/2020 till 11:59 PM after which the link will be disabled.


Application Fee:


Fee in Rs.

General Category


Candidates of other states


SC/ST/OBC of H.P, Ex Servicemen/ UR-BPL of H.P


Ex-Servicemen of H.P. (Ex-Servicemen, who are relieved
from Defence Services after completion of normal tenure) /
Blind of H.P./ Visually Impaired of H.P., and Female



Mode of payment:

Payment can be made through debit/credit card or net banking.


For more details and to apply online visit the official website.