In HCS mains exam there will be only one optional subject instead of two
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HARYANA CABINET WHICH MET UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF CHIEF MINISTER, MR MANOHAR LAL HERE TODAY APPROVED THE AMENDMENT IN THE HARYANA CIVIL SERVICE (EXECUTIVE BRANCH) RULES, 2008 IN ORDER TO
- Chandigarh July 16: Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today approved the amendment in the Haryana Civil Service (Executive Branch) Rules, 2008 in order to bring more similarity and uniformity with the pattern being adopted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
- These Rules will be called the Haryana Civil Service (Executive Branch) (Second Amendment) Rules, 2019.
- Now after the amendment, there will be 4 papers (3 compulsory and 1 optional) in the main written examination for the post of HCS (Executive Branch) and Allied Services. However, the list of 23 optional subjects and syllabus for compulsory and optional papers already notified by the State Government will remain unchanged. At present, the main written examination of HCS and Allied Services consist of 5 papers namely one paper for English, one for Hindi, one for General Studies and one paper each for two optional subjects to be chosen from the list of 23 optional subjects.
- After this amendment, the main written examination comprising 4 papers will carry total 600 marks. While Paper I of English (including English essay) and Paper II Hindi (including Hindi Essay) (in Devnagri Script) will be of 100 marks each, Paper III of General Studies and Paper IV in one subject to be selected from the list of 23 optional subjects will carry 200 marks each respectively.
- The question papers for the examination will be of conventional (essay) type and each paper will be of three hour’s duration. Candidates will have the option to answer all the question papers, except the language or literature papers, in English or Hindi.
Source : Haryana Govt. Press release