HCS 2022 Eligibility Criteria and Age Limit
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HCS 2022 Eligibility Criteria and Age Limit

HCS 2022 notification can be released at any time. Applicants must be aware of the eligibility criteria and age limit. Those staying out of India, can they apply? What is the age limit for the HCS exam? We will discuss this in this article. Aspirants must check all the relevant details before start preparing for HPSC HSC 2022 exam. 

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  1. Nationality
  2. Age limits
  3. FAQ
  4. HCS important articles

HCS 2022 Eligibility Conditions (Nationality)

For this Examination, a candidate must be either:-

(a) a citizen of India, or

(b) a subject of Nepal, or

(c) a subject of Bhutan, or

(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

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Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d), and (e) shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of India.


The candidate (except for the post of DSP) should not be less than 18  years and not more than 42 years of age. For the post of DSP, a candidate should not be less than 18 years and not more than 27 years of age.

The relaxation in maximum age for various categories is available as under:-


Categories where relaxation is admissible

No. of years of relaxation


Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes

       5 years


Backward Classes

       5 years


Wives of military personnel who are disabled while in military service.

       5 years


Widowed or legally divorced women provided she has not remarried.

       5 years


Judicially separated women residing separately for more than two years from the date as prescribed for the purpose of age for candidates of other categories.

       5 years


Unmarried women

      5 years



to the extent of his military service added by three years provided –

(a) he has rendered continuous military service for a period of not less than six months before his release; and

(b) he was released otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency.


Disabled persons who covered under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016

(i) 5 years (+5 years if candidates belong to S/Caste, S/Tribe,  B/Classes) subject to maximum 55 years for Group A & B posts where recruitment is made through open competitive examination.

Note - Relaxation in age limit shall be applicable irrespective of the fact whether the post is reserved or not, provided the post is identified suitable for persons with disabilities.


Persons who have already worked or presently working on ad-hoc /contract/work charged/ daily wages basis in any Department / Board / Corporation of Haryana Government.

Equal to the period of experience on Adhoc/ contract/ work-charged/ daily wages basis excluding the period of break, if any, subject to attaining the maximum age of 55 years.


Deputy Superintendent of Police

5 years to S/Caste, S/Tribe, B/Classes & candidates of EWS only.


Employees of Haryana Government or High Court or any Court Subordinate thereto, having at least 4 years service in a substantive or officiating (excluding Adhoc) capacity

Up to the age of 45 years subject to a limit of 3 chances availed after the upper age limit of 42 years.

*For the appointment of an ex-serviceman to a post of Group A, B, C, or D, his/her age will be calculated keeping in view the actual age minus (actual period of military service plus three years). If the resultant age does not exceed the maximum age limit prescribed for the post for which he/she is seeking the appointment he/she shall be deemed to satisfy the condition regarding age limit.


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