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Plan of examination for HCS (Ex. Br.) & other allied services

The competitive examination comprises three successive stage:

(I) Haryana Civil Services (Ex. Br.) and other Services Preliminary Examination (Object Type) for the selection of candidates for Main examination ; and
(II) Haryana civil Services (Ex. Br.) and other Allied Services Main Examination (Written) for the Selection Of candidates for the viva-voice.
(III) Personality Test (Viva-voice)

The preliminary Examination shall comprise of two papers of objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 200 marks as under:

Paper-I General studies 100 marks
Papers-II One optional subject to be selected from a list 19 subject set out below. 100 marks

List of Optional subjects for Preliminary Examination:

  1. Agriculture
  2. Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  3. Botany
  4. Chemistry
  5. Civil Engineering
  6. Commerce & Accountancy
  7. Economics
  8. Electrical Engineering
  9. English Literature
  10. Geography
  11. Hindi Literature ( in Script)
  12. Indian History
  13. Law
  14. Mathematics
  15. Mechanical Engineering
  16. Physics
  17. Political Science & International Relations
  18. Psychology
  19. Public Administration
  20. Punjabi Literature
  21. Sociology
  22. Sanskrit Literature
  23. Zoology


(I) Candidates will not be allowed to offer the following combinations of subjects:
(a) Political science & International Relations and public Administration;
(b) Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science.
(c) Hindi Literature, English Literature, Sanskrit Literature and Punjabi Literature;

(d) Of the Engineering subjects viz. Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering – not more than one subject.