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HPSC, Prelims/ Mains Exam, Syllabus

HPSC Syllabus 2016


For Haryana PSC Prelims/ Mains Exam, the Haryana Public Service Commission has published the HPSC Prelims/Mains Syllabus Exam Pattern 2016 on the official website. Candidates can check their syllabus from the site.

Preliminary Examination Pattern

Paper Subjects Max. marks Duration
Paper I General Studies 100 2 hours
Paper II One optional subject 100 2 hours

Main Examination Pattern

Paper Subjects Max. marks
Paper I English 100
Paper II Hindi 100
Paper III General Studies 100
Paper IV Two optional subjects 300
Viva Voce 75

Optional Subjects:-


  • Indian History up to 1000 AD or
  • Indian History from 1000 to 1707 AD or
  • Indian History from 1707 to 1620 AD or
  • History of Europe (Including England)

Mathematics and Stat:

  • Mathematics I
  • Mathematics II
  • Statistics
  • Economics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Botany
  • Zoology

Philosophy and Psychology:

  • Philosophy
  • Psychology


  • Criminal Law or
  • Civil Law or
  • Personal law
  • Political Science
  • Geography
  • Agriculture
  • Geology
  • Sociology


  • Trade and transport or
  • Advance Accountancy and Auditing or
  • Business Organisation and Management
  • English Literature
  • Languages (Choose one subjects from Sr. No 27 to 32)
  • Persian
  • Sanskrit
  • French
  • Urdu Language and Literature
  • Hindi Literature
  • Punjabi Literature
  • Public Administration


  • Presentation of Data.
  • Measures of Central Tendency and Diversion.
  • Elementary Probability Theory.
  • Standard Distributions.
  • Random Sampling.
  • Tests of significance in Small and Large Samples
  • Point Estimation.
  • Correlation and Regression.
  • Quality Control.


  • Nature and scope of Economics systems and their functions.
  • Micro Economic Analysis; National Income and Expenditure, Major Determinants of Income and Employment.
  • Micro Economic Analysis; Demand Analysis, Price Formation under various Market Categories, Distributive shares.
  • Structure of Indian Economy


Compulsory Subjects:-

English and English Essay:

  • write good English
  • writing expansion
  • tests in vocabulary
  • composition

Hindi and Hindi Essay:

  • Translation of an English passage into Hindi.
  • Explanation of Hindi passages into prose & poetry in the same language.
  • Composition (idioms, corrections etc)

General Knowledge:

  • current events
  • scientist aspect
  • historical, geographical and economic importance


  • To test the personal qualities, alertness, intelligence and general outlook.
  • Conducted either in Hindi or English.

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