HPPSC HPAS Eligibility Criteria

HPPSC HPAS Eligibility Criteria

HPPSC HPAS Eligibility Criteria

The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission will mention HPPSC HPAS eligibility Criteria is in the official notification. Aspirants must meet all criteria to apply for the exam.
The key HPAS eligibility conditions are – a minimum of 21 years of age, holding a bachelor’s degree, and Indian citizenship. The upper age limit varies based on categories. Candidates must have the related educational qualifications before applying

HPPSC HPAS Eligibility Criteria

  • A candidate must be a citizen of India
  • Essential Qualification(s): A candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent from a recognized University.

 (a) A candidate, who has appeared at such a qualifying examination the passing of which would render him/her eligible to appear at this examination but has not been informed of the result, may apply for admission to this examination

(b) 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 the admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancelation 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.

  1. 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 HPAS examination will be provisionally admitted to the examination provided they submit along with their applications a copy of the certificate from the University/ Institutions that they had passed the requisite final professional medical examination.
  2.  In such cases, the candidates will be required to produce at the time of their Personality Test original degree or a certificate from the concerned competent authority of the University / Institution that they had completed all requirements (including completion of internship) for the award of degree.

Note I: The onus of proving that a candidate has acquired the requisite degree/ essential qualification by the stipulated date, shall be on the candidate, and in the absence of proof to the contrary, the date as mentioned on the face of the certificate/ degree or the date of issue of certificate/degree shall be taken as the date of acquiring essential educational qualification. No extra opportunity shall be provided to the candidates to produce appropriate certificates at the time of personality test(s).

 Note II: In respect of the equivalent clause in Essential Qualifications, if a candidate is claiming a particular qualification as equivalent qualification as per the requirement of advertisement, then the candidate is required to produce an order/ letter in this regard, indicating the Authority (with number and date) under which it has been so treated otherwise the candidature/Online Application is liable to be rejected.

Desirable Qualification

Knowledge of customs, manners, and dialects of Himachal Pradesh and suitability for appointment in the peculiar conditions prevailing in Himachal Pradesh.

 Age Limits

  • A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 35 years on or before 01- 012024.
  • Provided that the upper age limit is relaxable by five years for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/ Other Backward Classes / Persons with disabilities and Children/Grand Children of Freedom Fighters of Himachal Pradesh as declared by the Govt. from time to time.
  • Age relaxation is also available to Ex-servicemen candidates of H.P. for the posts of Himachal Pradesh Administrative Service (HPAS) and Himachal Pradesh Police Service (HPPS) as per provisions of the Ex. Servicemen (Reservation of Vacancies, Pay fixation and Regulation of Seniority in the Himachal Pradesh Administrative Service) Rules, 2020 notified by the Government of H.P. (in the Department of Personnel) vide notification No. Per (A-IV)-A (3)-l/2018 dated 25/02/2020. For other posts that are to be filed up on the basis of Himachal Pradesh Administrative Service Competitive Examination2024, the age relaxation to Ex-servicemen candidates will be as per provisions mentioned in the Demobilized Armed Forces Personnel (Reservation of Vacancies in Himachal State Non-Technical Services) Rules, 1972 and further amended vide notification No. Per (AP-C-A(4)-1/96-Vol.IV dated 18-09-2007.
  •  A Govt. servant who is holding substantive/officiating/contractual appointment in H.P. Govt. or in the High Court of Himachal Pradesh or any Court Subordinate thereto and employees of the Public Sector Undertakings /Corporations / Banks substantially owned or controlled by the H.P. Government shall be eligible to appear in the examination if he/she possesses a Bachelor’s degree of a recognized University and has not attained the age on the first day of January of the year in which the applications are invited by the Commission for Competitive examination as per detail given below:(i) For the posts of Himachal Pradesh Administrative Service (HPAS) and other posts (District Welfare-cum-Probation Officer, District Panchayat Officer, Assistant Registrar and Tehsildar etc.) = 45 years; ( i) Himachal Pradesh Police Service = 42 years; ( i) District Controller, Class- I (Gazetted) in the Department of Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, H.P. = 42 years.

NOTE I: Candidates should note that only the date of birth as recorded in the Matriculation/Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate as on the date of submission of applications will be accepted by the Commission and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.

NOTE II: Candidates should also note that once a date of birth has been claimed by them and entered in the records of the Commission for the purpose of admission to an examination, no change will be allowed subsequently (or at any other examination of the Commission) on any grounds whatsoever.

NOTE III: The candidate should exercise due care while entering their date of birth in the respective column of the application Form. If on verification at any subsequent stage, any variation is found in their date of birth from the one entered in their Matriculation or equivalent examination certificate, disciplinary action will be taken against them by the Commission under the Rules.

NOTE-IV: All candidates, whether already in Government Service, government-owned industrial undertakings, or other similar organizations or in private employment should apply to the Commission through an Online web portal. Persons already in Government service, whether in a permanent or temporary capacity or as work-charged employees other than casual or daily rated employees or those serving under Public Enterprises are, however, required to inform their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for the Examination. They are also required to submit an undertaking on prescribed proforma that they have informed in writing their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for the Examination. The candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the Commission withholding permission to the candidates applying for/ appearing in the examination, their application/ candidature will be liable to be canceled.

NOTE-V: While filing his/her Application Form, the candidate should carefully decide about his/her choice for the Centre for the examination. More than one application from a candidate giving different centers will not be accepted in any case. Even if a candidate sends more than one completed application, the Commission will accept only one application at their discretion and the Commission’s decision in the matter shall be final.

CLARIFICATION: Five years relaxation in the upper age limit is admissible only to the bonafide S.C. of H.P./ S.T . of H.P. / O.B.C. of H.P. /W.F.F. of H.P. / Persons with disabilities of Himachal Pradesh. For H.P. Govt. employees and Ex-Servicemen of H.P.; age relaxation is as per the Government’s instructions issued from time to time and as mentioned in detail under the title Age Limits. The age relaxation for bonafide S.C. of H.P. / S.T. of H.P. / O.B.C. of H.P. /W.F.F. of H.P. / Persons with disabilities of Himachal Pradesh/ Ex. Servicemen of H.P. are available only if there is a post reserved for these categories.

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