HPPSC Exam 2022:- Vacancies, Eligibility, Application Process

There’s no denying that government jobs come with a lot of perks. A government job offers a good salary, various types of allowance, health care, and other benefits, but the most important aspects of government services are jobs and social security.

Due to this, a large number of the younger generation in India are attracted to government services. In this also the most popular government services which highly competitive is IAS Job. 

The UPSC is the central government’s recruitment agency that conducts this public service exam. Just like UPSC, there are also state-level exams that are conducted by the state public service commission.

The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) is one of the state-level public service exams. In this blog, we will learn everything there is to know about HPPSC.

So without wasting your time, let’s dive into the topic. 

What is HPPSC?

HPPSC is an abbreviation for Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission. This state-level examination functions as a subsidiary of the UPSC. As a result, the UPSC is in charge of this commission.

The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC), established on August 18, 1971, is the state’s main recruitment administrative body, with headquarters in Shimala, the state capital.  

Mr. Ajay Kumar is the commission’s supervisory chief chairman at the moment. 

What is the HPPSC exam?

The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) exam, which is held almost every year, is used to hire Grade A and Grade B officers in the state.

Every year, a vacancy for a specific position in the state services arises. Hence, to acquire an officer for that position, HPPSC exams are held.

So let us move to the education qualification that is required for the candidate to undergo this examination.

Important Dates for HPPSC exams 2022:-

HPPSC Exam NotificationMay 2022
HPPSC Exam online Application StartMay 2022
Last Date to submit Online ApplicationJune 2022
Prelims Admit card Release DateSeptember 2022
HPPSC Prelims Exam 2022October 2022
Prelim Exam results 2022November 2022
Applicaton For HPPSC Mains exam 2022January 2023
HPPSC Main Exam 2022January 2023
HPPSC Main Exam Results 2022March 2023
InterviewsApril 2023
HPPSC Exam Final Results 2022May 2023

HPPSC Vacancies 2022:-

Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services7
Block Development Officier 5
Treasury Officier3

Education Qualification:-  

A bachelor’s degree from a recognized university is required for any position under HPPSC. The degree can be from any discipline.

There are also some exceptional cases that can be had. Let’s see this exceptional one-by-one 

  1. It is acceptable if a candidate has taken the final semester exam of her bachelor’s year but the results have not yet been released. The candidate is then also qualified to take the HPPSC exam. Candidates should be aware, however, that as soon as their results are available, they must submit a copy of their results as proof of passing the exam. In any case, the submission of a copy of the result should not be delayed for more than two months after the result is announced.
  1. The second and last exception is for students whose degree also requires them to undergo an internship in the final years. (For example, MBBS or MBA degree). These students are also eligible if they had not completed their internship period at the time of the examination, but they must submit a copy of their degree within two months.

In both of these exceptions, candidates need to submit their original degrees in personal interview rounds.

As Himachal Pradesh is a special status state, the candidate must also be familiar with Himachal Pradesh customs, manners, and dialect in addition to their education.

They should also know the religious language of Himachal Pradesh.

Eligibility Criteria 

  • The candidate must be an Indian citizen and present a valid certification as proof of citizenship.
  • The candidate must fulfill the educational qualifications mentioned above.  

Age limit:-

The candidate must be 21 years of age or older and must be older than 35 years of age. This age should be calculated as of January 1st of every year.  However, there is an exceptional case for students from the reserved category. Let’s look at what that is.

Exceptional applicant Year of exceptional 
SC/ST5 Years
Other Backward Classes (OBCs)5 Years
Physical Disable(PwD)5 Years
Family of Freedom Fighters of Himachal Pradesh State5 Years

One thing to note is that this exam has no attempt limit. A candidate can take the HPPSC exam as long as he or she meets the limited eligibility criteria.

Selection Process  

  1. Preliminary Examination 
  2. Main examination 
  3. Personal Interview

List of the posts offered by the HPPSC exam:-

HPPSC recruits candidates for several posts based on the number of vacancies. Some of the important posts are listed below:-

  • Tehsildar
  • Block development officer
  • District Treasury Officer
  • Assistant Registrar Co-operative societies
  • District Food and civil supply Officer
  • Himachal Pradesh Polic Services
  • District Welfare-cum-probation Officer
  • Excise and Taxation Officer
  • Himachal Pradesh Administrative services

How to apply for the HPPSC exam?

The Application Process is completely online and the commission does not accept the applications through any other modes. You just have to follow the following steps to successfully register yourself for the hppsc exams.

Go to the hppsc official website:-

Go to the Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) official website http://www.hppsc.hp.gov.in/hppsc/

HPPSC Application Process

Click on Online Application Registration:-

HPPSC Application Process

Click On New Registration:-

I hope since you are reading this article you are not a registered user of HPPSC’s official website. So to register yourself click on new registration.

In case you are already registered then directly login.

HPPSC Application Process

Register Yourself:-

HPPSC Application Process

Fill in the required details and click on Register.

Proceed to fill out the application form for HPPSC 2022:-

After registering yourself you can start filling out your application form. Fill in the following details

  • Your Personal Details
  • Your address
  • Your parent’s details
  • Your Academics and Qualifications
  • The post you want to apply for

Upload Your documents:-

You have to upload a scanned copy of your passport size photo and signature and both of them should be in jpg format and the size should be under 40KB.

Preview Your Application:-

Make sure you check each and every detail you have filled in and make changes if something is wrong because you can’t change anything after clicking “continue”. If all the details are right click on “continue”.

Pay the application fee:-

Pay the application fee through the e-payment method.

Print the application:-

Take a printout of the application Since you have required to submit it with attested documents and certificates on the day of the HPPSC Screening test.

If You want to apply for multiple posts then you have to fill application for each post separately.

HPPSC Examination Fees 2022:-

CategoryExam Fee
General and Candidate from other statesRs. 400
SC, ST, OBC, BPL(Below Poverty Line)Rs. 100
Ex-Servicemen of Himachal Pradesh(Who are Relieved from Defense service after completing their normal tenure), Visually Impaired candidatesNo Fee

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I hope you got all the information you were looking for.I had discussed every important detail of the HPPSC exam 2022 in this article. Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission is a very good and secure career option since it is a state government job. It is a little tough to crack this examination but if you do your preparation sincerely you can easily do it. All the best for your preparation.

If you have any doubt about the topic fill free to comment it below, our team will try to solve it as soon as possible.


What is HPPSC?

HPPSC is an abbreviation for Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission. This state-level examination functions as a subsidiary of the UPSC. As a result, the UPSC is in charge of this commission.

How to download HPPSC admit card?

You can easily download your admit card by doing the following steps
Step 1:- Go to hppsc.hp.gov.in
Step 2:- Login.
Step 3:- You will have your admit card on your browser.
Step 4:- Click on “Download” to download your admit card.

How to fill HPPSC form?

Click here to get a complete guide on how to fill HPPSC form

What are the required hppsc photo and signature size?

You have to upload a scanned copy of your passport size photo and signature and both of them should be in jpg format and the size should be under 40KB.

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