HPSSSB Exam Pattern, Syllabus & Selection Process 2018 for all Posts

After reading this post, you will able to understand HPSSSB exam pattern, syllabus and selection process for the various posts that released by Hamirpur Selection board every year. For those who don't know, HPSSSB stands for Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission that recruits manpower in the various departments of the Himachal Pradesh.

HPSSSB Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Here you will get full information starting from the written test to the final selection of the candidates which includes written exam, question paper pattern, syllabus, selection process, evaluation of 15 marks (for Class III and IV posts) and final selection.

Also Check: HPSSSB Hamirpur Latest Vacancies 2018 Total 1089 Posts

HPSSSB Exam Pattern 2018

1. Screening Test / Written Exam Pattern

The objective type screening test pattern is the same for all posts that are released by Hamirpur Selection board. The exam pattern follows as the total of 170 questions.

HPSSSB Written Test/Exam Pattern
About Info
Examination All Exam Under HPSSSB
Total Questions 170
Total Marks 85
Each Question Carries 0.5 Mark
Total Time 2 Hours
Negative Marking No

Each question carries 0.5 marks so total marks will become 85. A good news for all HPSSSB aspirants there is no negative marking in this exam.

2. HPSSSB Question Paper Pattern

The distribution of questions of the written exam according to subjects followed as:

HPSSSB Question Paper Pattern
Subjects Questions Marks
Concern Field 100-120 Questions 50-60
Gk 10-15 5-8
HP GK 10-15 5-8
English 10-15 5-8
Hindi 10-15 5-8
Current Affair 10-15 5-8
Total 170 85

Note: Total number of questions from the given subjects may increase/decrease depends upon the nature of the post.

HPSSSB Syllabus 2018

Objective type screening test consisting of Multiple Choice Questions from the subject:

  • Field concerned depend upon the nature of the post
  • General Knowledge
  • General Knowledge of Himachal Pradesh 
  • Current Affairs
  • Everyday Science
  • Logic
  • Social Science
  • General English
  • General Hindi

HPSSSB Selection Process 2018

The whole selection process that followed by HPSSSB is given below in 5 steps. Let's start with the first step of selection.

1. Screening Test/ Written Exam

The first step of selection for all HPSSSB posts start with Written Exam or Screening Test of 85 Marks. Those who qualify the written exam goes for next step Skill test (if required ) or evaluation of 15 marks of Interview/Listed Schedule.

For Example: If the total number of posts are 100 then top 500 candidates of written exam will go for skill test (if required), otherwise top 300 candidates direct goes for Interview (Class I & II posts) or Listed Schedule (Class III & IV posts) of 15 marks.

2. Skill / Physical Test (Not Required for All Posts)

Skill Test like Typing Test, Physical Test (for Sub-Inspector) that depends upon the nature of the post and not required for all posts. Skill Test/ Physical test will be qualifying in nature.

3. Interview/Evaluation of 15 marks

The 15 marks interview will only applicable for class I & II posts. For class III & IV 15 marks will be evaluated on the basis of government listed schedule that is given below.

Evaluation of 15 Marks for Class III & IV

Evaluation of 15 Marks for Class III and IV
Marks TypeClass IIIClass IV
Written Test85 Marks85 Marks
i) Weightage for
Minimum Qualification
ii) Backward Area or
iii) Landless family/
Family having landless
than 1 Hectare
iv) Non-employment
Certificate (None of the family
members are in Government
/Semi Government.
v) Differently abled persons
with more than 40% impairment/
disability/ infirmity
vi) NSS (at least one year) / NCC/
The Bharat Scout and Guide.
Medal winner in national level
sports competitions.
vii) BPL family having family
annual income (from all sources)
below Rs. 40,000/- or as
prescribed by the Govt. time
to time.
viii) Widow/ Divorced/
Destitute/ Single Woman
ix) Single daughter/
x) Training of at least 6
months duration related to
the post applied for from a
recognized university/
xi) Experience up to a
maximum of 5 years in
Govt. semi-Govt. organisation
relating to the post applied for
(0.5 marks only for each
completed year).

4. Documentation and Evaluation of 15 Marks

The evaluation of 15 marks that are listed above is done by the board during on the documentation. Documentation also includes checking and validation of certificates of 10th, +2 or other minimum qualification required for the specific post. After calculating 15 marks on the basis of listed points above, a final merit list is prepared by Hamirpur Selection board out of 100 marks (Written Test Marks + Out of 15 Marks).

5. Final Merit List and Call letter/Posting

Those candidates who are selected in the final merit list get direct posting on the job. If any candidate does not join or left the job, then the selection will be made according to the waiting list up to 1 year.

We hope that you will understand everything about HPSSSB exam pattern, syllabus and selection process.

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