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HCS 2020 notification I exam date I syllabus I previous year papers

HCS 2020 notification I exam date I syllabus I previous year papers

Haryana Civil Services ( HCS) is the most important exam in Haryana. This exam is conducted by the Haryana Public Service Commission. This exam is supposed to be conducted every year but due to administrative reasons, it is generally conducted an alternate year. However, nowadays other state exams like UPPCS, BPSC, WBPCS have a proper calendar and conducted every year. If there is a calendar then students will have an idea about their preparation strategy.

HCS 2018 was conducted successfully and now the Government is preparing to conduct till the end of the year. According to confirmed sources notification was supposed to come in April but due to unprecedented scenario due COVID -19 like other exams of UPSC and state PCS, this exam is also bound to be impacted. But the good news is that other state PCS and UPSC now have started to take exams so HPSC is also likely to take decisions very soon. Students are advised to focus on preparation. 

HCS

How much is the difference between notification published and exam date?

If we see past records, HPSC never declared exam date along with notification but generally conducts exams within 2-3 months of notification.  Many students are not able to predict exam dates and make a plan for exam preparation. Students are highly advised in this matter that they should focus on preparation, have patience, manage uncertainty, and take the real picture into consideration instead of blaming anybody.  The event is certain,  only a matter of time when it will happen. However civil services preparation is not 15-20 days or just a few months ready game, it needs long term efforts, hard work, and planning.  

Pattern of exam 

HCS exam is a 3 stages exam like UPSC IAS and other states PCS. Students are also overlapping with UPSC and other states PCS. Three stages are:

Stage 1: Prelims: In this stage, multiple Choice questions are asked. There are 2 papers. Each paper contains 100 MCQ. 

Paper 1: General Studies 100 MCQ, 100 Marks, each question which is multiple-choice carries 1 mark. There is a negative marking of 0.25 Marks ie 1/4. If there are 4 questions wrong and one question is correct then 1-0.25*4 =0 marks.

The syllabus of the General study paper is discussed in the video.

Prelims GS

Below mentioned is the actual syllabus which is mentioned in the prospectus but from the above video which analyses the actual paper of HCS 2019 gives you a better understanding.  So it is highly suggested that students must watch this video first and then see the below syllabus. Also, all questions, answer key you will see on a separate article.
 
          General Science
·         Current events of National & International importance
·         History of India and Indian National Movement
·         Indian and World Geography
·         Indian Culture, Indian Polity, and Indian Economy
·         General Mental Ability
·         Haryana–Economy, and people
·         Social, economic and cultural institutions and language of Haryana, etc.

As you know now there are 2 papers in prelims, 2nd paper is of CSAT ( civil services aptitude test)

Prelims  2nd Paper: CSAT Paper 

           Comprehension
·         Interpersonal Skills (including communication skills)
·         Logical Reasoning & Problem solving
·         General Mental Ability
·         Basic numeracy
·         Data Interpretation, etc.

You must watch this video about CSAT to understand what type of questions are asked and what strategy students should adopt 

There are 100 MCQ in CSAT Paper, unlike UPSC which has 80 MCQ.  There will be 0.25 negative marking. CSAT Marks are counted in prelims total marks calculation. That is why CSAT is the game-changer in the HCS exam.  Maths, reasoning, and comprehension will ultimately help you to clear the prelims exam. 

The prelims exam is a screening exam. Those students who qualify prelims will write mains exam but prelims exam marks will not be calculated for the final merit list. For final merit list mains and interview, marks are counted. 

Stage 2: Mains

Stage 3: Interview 

 

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Vice President II MCQ Answers and explanation

Vice President II MCQ Answers and explanation

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1 Correct option is (d).

Explanation:

  • The Vice-President is elected by an electoral college consisting of members (both elected and nominated) of both Houses of the Parliament.
  • His election is indirect and in accordance with the system of proportional reservation by means of single transferable vote and by secret ballot.
  • In First Past the Post system, the voters vote in favour of the candidate they prefer by indicating their preferences on a ballot sheet. The candidate who gets the maximum number of votes wins.

2 Correct option is (c).

Explanation:

Conditions for a person to be qualified for election of the Vice-President are:

  • He must be a citizen of India and must be more than 35 years in age.
  • He must be qualified to be elected as a member of the Rajya Sabha.
  • He must not hold any office of profit.
  • He cannot be a member of either House of Parliament or either House of State Legislature. If he is, then he ceases to be a member of that House on the day when he enters upon the office of the President.
  • His nomination must be subscribed by 20 electors as proposers and 20 electors as seconders. In case of election of the President, the nomination must be subscribed by 50 electors as proposers and 50 electors as seconders.

3 Correct option is (d).

Explanation:

  • Art. 66 deals with the election of the Vice-President.
  • The President can be removed from his office on the ground of ‘Violation of Constitution’. But for Vice-President no such ground is present under the Constitution.
  • The Vice-President and the President both can resign from their office by writing to each other.

4 Correct option is (c).

Explanation:

  • Warrant of Precedence tells the hierarchy of important positions of the country. It is only a ceremonial protocol having no role as much.
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th rank are occupied by the President, the Vice-President, the Prime Minister and Governors of States respectively.

5 Correct option is (a).

Explanation: 

  • The Vice-President is the ex-officio chairperson of Rajya Sabha.
  • When a vacancy arises in the office of President because of expiration of his term, the incumbent President continues to hold his office (to prevent Interregnum) until new President enters upon the office.

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27th History Test : Later Vedic Period answer and explanation

27th History Test : Later Vedic Period answer and explanation

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Option C is correct.

  •  Statement 1 is correct First time Ayurveda is mentioned in Atharvaveda.
  •  Statement 2 is not correct India was broadly divided into three parts Aryavarta , Madhya Desa, Dakshina path.
  •  Statement 3 is correct Painted Grey Ware (PGW) are found at almost all sites in Western UP.

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Option D is correct.

  •  Statement 1 is correct Kshatriyas were the rulers, warriors and administrators.
  •  Statement 2 is correct In Upanishads Brahma (the creator) is the most important God.
  •  Statement 3 is correct The literal meaning of ‘Upanishad’ is to sit down near someone.

3.

Option B is correct.

  •  Statement 1 is correct Wheat and rice became chief crop of Later Vedic times.
  •  Statement 2 is correct   Goghana was the term used for guest or the person who was fed on cattle.
  •  Statement 3 is not correct  Rudra was the God of animals (Later known as Shiva/ Mahesha)

4.

Option B is correct.

  •  Statement 1 is correctTaxes were deposited with an officer called as Sangrihitri.
  •  Statement 2 is correct In later Vedic times, Rigvedic times assemblies lost importance .
  •  Statement 3 is not correct Copper was the 1st metal to be used by people of later Vedic times.

5.

Option D is correct.

  •  Statement 1 is correct Iron was called as Shyama or Krishna-ayas in Later Vedic texts.
  •  Statement 2 is correct During the end of Later Vedic period, knowledge of iron spreads to eastern UP and Videha
  •  Statement 3 is correct In Later Vedic Period, Govikarta was the Head of forest department
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27th July : History test : Later Vedic Period

History test : Later Vedic Period

1.Consider the following statements/निम्नलिखित कथनों पर विचार करें :

  1. First time Ayurveda is mentioned in Atharvaveda./अथर्ववेद में पहली बार आयुर्वेद का उल्लेख किया गया है |
  2. India was broadly divided into two parts Aryavarta , Madhya Desa./भारत दो भागों में विभाजित था आर्यवर्त, मध्य देश |
  3. Painted Grey Ware (PGW) are found at almost all sites in Western UP./चित्रित भूरे बर्तन  पश्चिमी उत्तर प्रदेश के लगभग सभी स्थानों पर पाए गए थे |

Which of the above statement/s is/are correct /उपरोक्त में से कौन से कथन सही है  ?

  1. Only 3
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 1 and 3 
  4. 1,2,3

2.Consider the following statements/निम्नलिखित कथनों पर विचार करें :

  1. Kshatriyas were the rulers, warriors and administrators./क्षत्रिय शासक, योद्धा और प्रशासक थे।
  2. In Upanishads Brahma (the creator) is the most important God./उपनिषद में ब्रह्मा (ब्रह्माण्ड निर्माता) सबसे महत्वपूर्ण परमेश्वर है|
  3. The literal meaning of ‘Upanishad’ is to sit down near someone./’उपनिषद’ का शाब्दिक अर्थ “किसी के पास बैठना” है |

Which of the above statement/s is/are correct /उपरोक्त में से कौन से कथन सही है  ?

  1. Only 3
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 1 and 3 
  4. 1,2,3

3.Consider the following statements/निम्नलिखित कथनों पर विचार करें :

  1. Wheat and rice became chief crop of Later Vedic times./उत्तर वैदिक काल में गेहूं और चावल प्रमुख फसलें थी |
  2. Ghoghana was the term used for guest or the person who was fed on cattle./घोगना वह अतिथि या व्यक्ति था जिसे मवेशी (यज्ञ बलि में प्रयुक्त) परोसा जाता था |
  3. Rudra was the Preserver and protector of people./रुद्र भगवान लोगों के संरक्षक और रक्षक थे

Which of the above statement/s is/are correct/उपरोक्त में से कौन से कथन सही है   ?

  1. Only 1
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 1 and 3 
  4. 1,2,3

4.Consider the following statements/निम्नलिखित कथनों पर विचार करें :

  1. Taxes were deposited with an officer called as Sangrihitri./कर एक अधिकारी को दिया जाता था जिसे संग्रहत्रि कहा जाता था |
  2. In later Vedic times, Rigvedic times assemblies lost importance ./ऋग्वेदिक काल मे सभाएँ महत्वहीन थी 
  3. Silver was the 1st metal to be used by people of later Vedic times./लोगों द्वारा इस्तेमाल होने वाली प्रथम धातु सिल्वर थी

Which of the above statement/s is/are correct /उपरोक्त में से कौन से कथन सही है  ?

  1. Only 1
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 1 and 3 
  4. 1,2,3

5.Consider the following statements/निम्नलिखित कथनों पर विचार करें :

  1. Iron was called as Shyama or Krishna-ayas in Later Vedic texts./उत्तर वैदिक ग्रंथों में लोहे को श्याम या कृष्ण अयन कहा गया है |
  2. During the end of Later Vedic period, knowledge of iron spreads to eastern UP and Videha/उत्तर वैदिक काल के अंत तक उत्तर प्रदेश और विदेह तक लौहे का प्रचलन हो गया था |
  3. In Later Vedic Period, Govikarta was the Head of forest department/उत्तर वैदिक काल में गोविकर्ता वन विभाग के प्रमुख थे |

Which of the above statement/s is/are correct/उपरोक्त में से कौन से कथन सही है ?

  1. Only 3
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 1 and 3 
  4. 1,2,3

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26th July : Art and culture Test : answers & explanation

  1. Correct option is (b) 1, 2 and 3

Explanation: 

Test paper

Facts about Harappan Civilisation:

  • It is known as urban civilisation because of well organised buildings, roads, drainage system.
  • Double burial found in Lothal (Gujarat) indicates that Indus valley people believes in life after death. This is because, when a person is dead, his/her pet is also buried along with the owner.
  • The division of city into two parts- upper and lower where upper is protected by a citadel. Upper city is inhabited by aristocrats while lower city is inhabited by workers which shows a clear division of classes.
  • Indus valley civilisation is known for its excellent drainage system which is presently lacked in many metro cities. The usage of cesspits at regular intervals so that they can be cleaned regularly.

2. Correct option is (c) 1, 3 and 4

Explanation: 

  • In the entire Indus valley civilisation, there are no evidences that stones are used for building any house or structure.
  • Sun baked bricks are generally used for the construction while burnt bricks are specially used in great bath, lothal and underground drainage.
  • The baked bricks are joined using gypsum cement and mud mortar.
  • The evidence of mud mortar is evidently found at Harappa.
  • As wood is available plentily, the bricks are easily baked; wood is also used for windows and doors.

3. Correct option is (c) It is the part of their culture showing the importance of ritual cleansing.

Explanation:

Public baths:

  • Mohenjo Daro, an indus valley site which is located on Indus river is mainly known for “Great Bath” due to its vast size.
  • People generally bath in “public baths” for ritualistic cleansing as it was their part of culture.
  • There are rooms and galleries around these public baths for women to change their dresses.
  • Most of the buildings have private bathrooms and wells in their own houses.
  • Although public baths have excellent drainage system, people don’t bath in public baths for this reason and hence the last statement is incorrect.

4. Correct option is (a) 1, 3 and 4

Explanation:

SiteFindings
HarappaNude dancing girl of stone, bronze scale, granaries
MohanjadaroNude dancing girl of bronze, great bath, multi-pillared hall, steatite bust of a bearded man
dholaviraWater reservoir, stadium, unique water harnessing system
lothalShip seal, artificial dockyard, double burial, fire altar
BanawaliBarley grains, city with radial streets, toy plough
RoparDog buried with owner.

5. Correct option is (b)

Explanation:

  • In harappan civilisation, ornaments are mainly made of shells, silver, gold and some precious stones.
  • While some ornaments are worn by both women and men, earrings, girdles and anklets are worn only by women.
  • Harappans mainly used cotton and wool for fabrics and are unaware of silk. There are evidences that mesopotamian civilisation has imported cotton (sindon) from indus valley civilisation.
  • During mauryan period, wood was the only construction material and hence used widely in all the structures.
  • India’s national emblem is the replica of Sarnath capital of Ashoka but with some changes like “satyameva jayathe” in devanagari script and only horse and bull are found on national emblem while elephant and lion are also found on sarnath pillar.
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26th July MCQ : Art and Culture

  1. Which of the following is true about Harappan civilisation?

1. It is the first architecture in India with well planned buildings.

2. Harappan people believe in life after death.

3.Class division can be seen among the people.

4. They have poor drainage system.

Select the correct answer:

  1. 1 and 3 
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 1, 3 and 4
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

2. Which of the following building materials are used by Harappans?

  1. Mud bricks
  2. Stones
  3. Gypsum cement
  4. Mud Mortar

Select the correct option

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 3
  3. 1, 3 and 4
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

3. Which of the following is the correct statement about “public baths” in 

Harappan Civilisation?

  1. They don’t have individual bathrooms in their houses.
  2. There is shortage of water supply in the Harappan sites.
  3. It is the part of their culture showing the importance of ritual cleansing.
  4. Public baths have excellent drainage system than people’s own bathrooms.

4. Which of the following is/are the correct match/matches?

  1. Harappa – Nude Dancing girl of stone
  2. Dholavira – Fire Altars
  3. Lothal – Double Burial
  4. Surkatoda- Horse bones
  5. Ropar – barley grains

Select the correct answer from below codes:

  1. 1, 3 and 4
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 1, 2, 4 and 5
  4. None of the above

5. Which of the following is incorrect statements?

  1. In Harappan civilisation, ornaments are worn by both men and women.
  2. Mauryans used stones and wood as principal building materials.
  3. In Harappan civilisation, cotton, silk and wool are used for fabric.
  4. Ashokan pillar is exactly replicated in Indian National emblem.

Select the correct answer from below codes:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1, 3 and 4
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

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