Himachal Pradesh Administrative Combined Competitive Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 2nd April, 2021
Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission

Himachal Pradesh Combined Competitive Exam is conducted by Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission to recruit qualified candidates for various administrative posts.

This exam is highly competitive, and to have an edge in it, careful planning, meticulous preparation, and unwavering dedication is required. Thousands of candidates appear annually in this exam, and the availability of services is subjected to vary based on the number of vacancies available in the particular year.

Exam Highlights

Level of Exam Graduate, State Level
Exam Medium English, Hindi
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam To recruit qualified candidates in various posts of civil services
Conducting Body Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC)

HPAS Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. A candidate must be a citizen of India.

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. A candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent from a recognized University.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The age of the candidate to appear in the HPAS examination should be minimum of 21 years and maximum of 35 years.
    However, there are age relaxations for candidates belonging to the reserved categories. They are given below in the table:
    Category Upper Age Limit
    SC/ST/OBC/PwD 40 years

  7. Restrictions on Attempts
  8. There is no attempt restriction for the candidates provided the upper age limit has not been exceeded.

HPAS Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application To be notified
Last Date of Application To be notified
Date of Issuing Admit Card To be notified
Date of Preliminary Exam To be notified
Date of Result To be notified

HPAS Exam Pattern 2021

The exam consists of three stages
Stage I: Preliminary exam consists of 2 papers carrying 200 marks for each paper.
Stage II: The main exam consists of 8 papers of descriptive type question
Stage III: This stage consists of viva-voce or interview.

Pattern for Preliminary Exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper I: General Studies
Qualifying Nature Objective (Multiple Choice) one third of the marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. 200
2 Paper II: Aptitude Test
Qualifying Nature Objective (Multiple Choice) one third of the marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. 200

Pattern for Main Exam

The candidate will have to select any of the following subjects as optional paper:

  1. Agriculture
  2. Animal Husbandry And Veterinary Science
  3. Anthropology
  4. Botany
  5. Chemistry
  6. Civil Engineering
  7. Commerce And Accountancy
  8. Economics
  9. Electrical Engineering
  10. English Literature
  11. Forestry
  12. Geography
  13. Geology
  14. Hindi Literature
  15. Horticulture
  16. Indian History
  17. Law
  18. Management
  19. Mathematics
  20. Mechanical Engineering
  21. Medical Science
  22. Philosophy
  23. Physics
  24. Political Science
  25. Psychology
  26. Public Administration
  27. Sanskrit
  28. Sociology
  29. Statistics
  30. Urdu
  31. Zoology
Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 English
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
2 Hindi
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
3 Essay
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
4 General Studies- I
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 200
5 General Studies II
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 200
6 General Studies III
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 200
7 Optional Paper I

This is the first psper of optional subject.

Merit Ranking Nature Objective (Multiple Choice) 180 mins 100
8 Optional Paper II

This is the second paper of optional subject.

Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100

Pattern for Viva voce

Total marks allotted: 150

The candidates shall be interviewed by the board constituted by the Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission.

HPAS Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Preliminary Exam

1 Prelims Paper I: General Studies

  • History, geography, political, art & culture and socio-economic development of Himachal Pradesh
  • Currents events of national and international importance
  • History of India and Indian national movement
  • Indian and World Geography-physical, social, economic geography of India and the world
  • Indian polity and governance –Constitution, political system, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic and social development – sustainable development poverty, inclusion, demographics, social sector initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on environmental ecology, bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization
  • General science.

2 Prelims Paper II: Aptitude Test

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc. (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level).
  • English Language comprehension skills (Class X level)

Syllabus for Main Exam

1 Mains English

  • English Grammar
  • Usage and vocabulary
  • English Composition
  • Comprehension of unseen passages
  • Precis Writing

2 Mains Hindi

  • Translation of an English passage into Hindi.
  • Translation of Hindi passage into English.
  • Explanation of Hindi passage in Prose and Poetry in the same language.
  • Composition (Idioms, corrections etc.)

3 Mains Essay

A fair choice of topics covering (i) current affairs (ii) socio-political issues (iii)
aspects of culture and history, and (iv) reflective topics will be given to test the candidates’
understanding of these issues and their flair for expressing themselves in the English language.

4 Mains General Studies- I

  • Salient features of Indian Culture
  • Freedom Struggle
  • Mughal
  • Industrial Revolution and Capitalism.
  • World Wars and boundary settlements after the First and the Second World Wars.
  • Concept of Decolonization, Nationalism and Socialism, Globalization and concept of Modernity.
  • Emergence and growth of early medieval states: Kangra, Kullu and Chamba. The Hill States and their relations with the Mughals and the Sikhs.
  • Social and Economic conditions under the colonial period with special reference to social practices of Beth, Begar and Reet.
  • Establishment of British Cantonments.
  • National Movement with special reference to Praja Mandal movements in Himachal Pradesh, 1848-1948.
  • Mahatma Gandhi’s Ideas on State and Society.
  • Survey of artistic and cultural Heritage (Temples, Buddhist Monasteries and Paintings).
  • Introduction to Disasters: Concepts, definitions, disaster classifications including natural and man-made disasters.
  • Disaster profile and Disaster Risk Reductions of the country.
  • Disaster management models. Roles and responsibilities of stakeholders including community, Concept of first responders.
  • Interrelationship of disaster and development.
  • Geographical Introduction to India, India as a unit of Geographical Study.
  • Aspects of the Physical Geography of India – Structure and Relief, Climate, Soils and Vegetation, Geomorphic set up (Mountain Ranges and Rivers and other Water Bodies).
  • Human Aspects – Population distribution, Urban Population, Internal Migration.
  • Language and Literacy, Villages and Towns in India.
  • Settlements, Industry and Transport.
  • Geography of Himachal Pradesh: Relief, Drainage, Vegetation cover and types.
  • Climate and climatic zones in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Geographical Regions of Himachal Pradesh (Shiwalik, Doons and Low Valleys, Outer Valleys of Sub Himalaya, Mid Hill Tracts of High Himalaya, High hills and Valleys and Inner Zones).
  • Human Aspects: Quantitative, Qualitative and Temporal characteristics of Population, Urbanisation pattern.
  • Policies: Forest, Industrial and Tourism Policies, Growth of Industrial areas and types of Industries in Himachal, Employment generation and potential, Scope of future Industrialization, Hazard Vulnerability and Risk Profile of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Salient features of Indian Society, Unity in Diversity.
  • Social Institutions: Family, Marriage, Kinship, Religion and Social stratification in India.
  • Women empowerment and social justice: Policies for women Empowerment in India, Laws for protection of women, women security and safety initiatives in India.
  • Child Rights and Right to Education.
  • Rights of differently-able persons and quality of life for them.
  • Core Values in public service/governance.
  • The philosophical basis of public service/governance and Integrity, Professionalism, Accountability.
  • Objectivity and transparency, information sharing and right to information, codes of conduct, work culture, challenges of corruption and political pressures.
  • Society and Culture in Himachal Pradesh: Culture, customs, fairs and festivals, and religious beliefs and practices, recreation and amusement.
  • Tribes of Himachal Pradesh: their historical, social, cultural, economic and legal aspects.
  • Family, marriage, kinship, and the caste system in Himachal Pradesh.

5 Mains General Studies II

  • Salient features of Constitution of India
  • Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy, Fundamental Duties.
  • Amending process and important Constitutional Amendments and theory of basic structure.
  • Parliament and State legislatures and functioning of the Union and State Executive and the Judiciary.
  • Functions and responsibilities of Union and States
  • Reorganization and politics of statehood.
  • Development of political parties, major Political parties and their support base and performance in the Assembly and Parliamentary elections in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Politics of sub-regionalism and pressure groups in the State.
  • Structure, organization and functioning of Statutory, Regulatory and various Quasi-Judicial bodies in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Institutional framework, Policies and Interventions for development in various sectors in India.
  • Governance, Good governance, e-Governance, Citizen Charters, effective public service delivery, transparency, accountability and ethics in governance in India.
  • District Administration
  • Deputy Commissioner.
  • Local self-government in urban and rural areas in India.
  • Role of Non-Government Organizations (NGOs),
  • Bodies constituted, Policies, Programmes and Schemes for welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes,
  • Women, Minorities, Backward classes, Differently-abled persons, and children in India.
  • Issues relating to the quality of life: livelihood, poverty, hunger, disease and social inclusiveness.
  • The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Guarantee Act 2011;
  • Right to Information Act, 2005 and rules made thereunder by the Himachal Pradesh Government.
  • Administrative reforms for effective public service delivery in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Issues and Challenges. Programmes and policies for the welfare of differently-abled persons, women and children in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Bilateral, Regional and Global groupings and agreements involving India and affecting India’s interests.
  • India’s look east policy.
  • Panchayati Raj in India.
  • India’s relations with other countries
  • Effects of the policies of developed and developing countries on India’s interest, Indian Diaspora.
  • Important international Institutions, agencies and fora, their structure and mandate.
  • Cybercrime and drug menace – a mechanism to detect and control it in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Enactments made by the Himachal Pradesh Government to protect and promote the interests of an agrarian society.
  • Various policies framed by the Government of Himachal Pradesh for the socio-economic development of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes of the State.
  • Tribal welfare administration, Tribal sub-plan and Single line administration in Himachal Pradesh.

6 Mains General Studies III

  • Characteristics of the Indian Economy
  • Demographic Profile, Demographic Dividend and Population Policy.
  • Sectoral Composition with respect to contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Employment.
  • Poverty and Inequality, Unemployment, Inflation in India.
  • Industrial Growth in India.
  • The regulatory framework for money and banking: Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Commercial banks and Regional Rural Banks.
  • Monetary policy, Foreign exchange, Balance of Payment Scenario.
  • Foreign Trade: Policy, Composition and Direction, Impact of Liberalization / Privatization and Globalization.
  • Economic Planning in India.
  • Five Year Plans: strategies and outcomes, Public / Private / Joint Sectors.
  • Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003, Debt and Investment in India: Current Status, Growth and Development experience including Natural Resource Management.
  • Measurement of economic development: Physical Quality of Life Index (PQLI), Millennium Development Goals, Human Development Index (HDI) / Gender Development Index (GDI) / Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM).
  • Latest / Current Development Schemes / Initiatives / Institutional Changes (e.g. Swach Bharat Mission, Make in India, Digital India, Skill India, Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Ayog etc.).
  • International Financial and Economic Organizations: International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Trade Organization (WTO), International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), International Development Association (IDA), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Organization for
  • Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS).
  • Demographic profile and Human resource, Sectoral distribution of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP).
  • Diversification in Agriculture and allied activities, Land tenure and size of landholdings.
  • Industrialization in the state.
  • Revenue generation with special reference to hydro potential, tourism, flora and fauna.
  • Tax base, Pros and Cons of Special Category status.
  • Appraisal of education, Health, Physical and Financial Infrastructure Development.
  • Applications of space technology in natural resources, development and communications.
  • Historical evolution of Indian Space Programme. Lunar, interplanetary and Earth Observation Missions.
  • Remote Sensing and Communication satellites. Applications of Remote sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) for natural resources monitoring and applications benefiting the common man.
  • Developments in energy sectors such as Hydropower, non-conventional sources of energy and nuclear energy including policies, programmes and research base in the country.
  • Concepts of non-conventional, renewable, clean and environment-friendly energy sources. Role of energy in sustainable development.
  • Modern and emerging technologies and initiatives in the State of Himachal Pradesh including biotechnology policy, research, vision, scope and applications for developing horticulture, medicinal and aromatic plants resources of the State.
  • IT policy of Himachal Pradesh and its role in governance, concept of Himachal State Wide Area Network (HIMSWAN), State plans of e-governance, the concept of Lok Mitra Kendra and Aryabhatta Geo-Informatics Space Application Centre (AGISAC).
  • State Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan. Endangered and threatened species of Himachal Pradesh. Factors responsible for Biodiversity decline in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Relevance and role of Intellectual Property Rights, Geographical Indications and Traditional wisdom and knowledge in the sustainable development of the State.
  • Issues, concerns, policies, programmes, conventions, treaties and missions aimed at environment protection, and dealing with the problem of climate change.
  • State of environment reports. Environment protection and pollution control Act and rules.
  • Environment Impact Assessment.
  • National Action plans on Climate Change.
  • Himalayan ecology, biosphere reserve, Science and economics of climate change.
  • Social and ethical issues in the use of Biotechnology.
  • Latest developments in science and technology for harnessing agriculture, horticulture, medicinal and herbal resources in the country.
  • Concept of organic farming, seed certification, rainwater harvesting, techniques of irrigation and soil conservations and soil health cards.
  • Tourism policy, potential and initiative in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Types of tourism: religious, adventure, heritage, important tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Social, Economic and Cultural implications of Tourism.
  • Concept of Eco-Tourism and green tourism and their role in the sustainable development of the State.

7 Mains Optional Paper I

See the table given below on the note.

8 Mains Optional Paper II

See the table given below on the note.

Points Related to the Main Exam

HPAS syllabus for optional subjects:

Sl. No. Optional Subjects Paper -I Paper-II
1. Agriculture
  • Ecology and ecological niche
  • Climatic elements as factors of crop growth
  • Environmental pollution
  • Processes and factors of soil formation.
  • Soil and water conservation techniques
  • Heredity and variation
  • Mendel’s Laws of Inheritance
  • Origin and domestication of field crops
  • Application of the principles of plant breeding
  • Diseases and pests of fields
2. Animal Husbandry And Veterinary Science
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Advanced studies in nutrition-protein
  • Advanced studies in nutrition-minerals
  • Advanced non-ruminant nutrition
  • Poultry Products Technology
  • Principles of Animal Breeding
  • Population Genetics
  • Breeding Systems
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Milk Hygiene
  • Meat Hygiene.
  • By-products from slaughterhouses
3. Anthropology
  • Meaning and scope of Anthropology
  • Relationship with other disciplines
  • Main branches of Anthropology
  • Phylogenetic status
  • Evolution trends and classification of the Order Primate
  • Cultural Evolution
  • Demographic profile of India-Ethic and Linguistic elements
  • Emergence, growth and development of anthropology
  • Approaches to the study of Indian society
  • The tribal situation in India
  • Role of anthropology in tribal and rural development in India.
4. Botany
  • Biology and diversity of lower plants
  • Biology and diversity of Phanerogams
  • Plant Resources Utilization
  • Environmental Biology
  • Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: Cell Biology, Genetics, Evolution, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
5. Chemistry
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Chemical bonding
  • Molecular spectroscopy
  • States of matter
  • Thermodynamics and statistical thermodynamics
  • Phase equilibria and solutions
  • Chemical kinetics
  • Non-Aqueous Solvents
  • Delocalized covalent bonding
  • Reaction mechanisms
  • Pericyclic reactions
  • Chemistry and mechanism
  • Polymers
  • Synthetic uses of reagents
  • Photochemistry
  • Modern Concept in Chemistry
6. Civil Engineering
  • Theory and design of structures
  • Strength of Materials
  • Structural Analysis
  • Steel Design
  • R.C.C. Design
  • Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
  • Survey and Transportation Engineering
  • Survey
  • Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Engineering
  • Hydrology
  • Water requirements for crops
7. Commerce And Accountancy
  • Accounting And Auditing
  • Cost Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Taxation & Business Finance
  • Financial Management
  • Business Organisation
  • Business System
  • Business Laws & Business Environment
8. Economics
  • Economic choice
  • Full employment
  • Functions of money
  • Role of public finance in the developing economies
  • International trade
  • Economics growth
  • Indian economy in the post-independent era
  • Agriculture in India
  • Industry
  • Money and Banking
  • Foreign trade of India
  • Economic planning in India
9. Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Circuit Theory and Applications
  • Signals and Systems
  • Energy Conversion
  • Power Electronics And Electric Drives
  • Amplitude modulation
  • Control Systems
  • Microprocessors and Microcomputers
  • Measurement and Instrumentation
  • IC Technology
  • Analysis and Control
  • Digital Communication
10. English Literature
  • The Renaissance
  • Elizabethan Drama
  • Metaphysical Poetry
  • The Tempest
  • The Canonization
  • Paradise Lost, I, IV
  • Ode on Intimation of Immortality
  • Ulysses,
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Hard Times.
  • Easter 1916
  • The Second Coming
  • The Tower
  • The Love Songs of  Alfred Prufrock
  • The Hollow Men
  • The Road not taken
  • The Unknown Citizen
  • A Passage to India.
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • The Guide
11. Forestry
  • Forest and forestry
  • Silviculture system-scope and classification
  • Binomial nomenclature
  • Social forestry
  • Forest soils versus cultivated soils
  • Logging and ergonomics
  • General characteristics of fungi
  • Principles of forestry extension education
  • Demand and supply analysis
12. Geography
  • Geomorphology
  • Climatology
  • Oceanography
  • Environmental Geography
  • Population Geography
  • Economic Geography
  • Rural and Urban Settlement
  • Physical Settings
  • Population and Agriculture
  • Minerals, Power Resources and Industries
  • Geography of Himachal Pradesh
13. Geology
  • Physical Geology and Geomorphology
  • Structural Geology
  • Palaeontology
  • Stratigraphy and Geology of India
  • Hydrogeology and engineering geology
  • Crystallography and mineralogy
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Economic Geology
  • Mining Geology and Environmental Geology
14. Hindi Literature
  • Evolution of Avadhi,
  • Evolution of Khari Boli
  • Major dialects of Hindi
  • Significant grammatical features of Hindi
  • Major periods of Hindi literature
  • Some prominent poets – Chandvardai, Vidyapati, Kabir etc.
  • Main literary trends and tendencies in modern Hindi
  • Some prominent poets – Jai Shankar Prasad, Nirala, etc.
  • Some prominent Novelists – Prem Chand, Jainendra etc.
  • Rise of Novel and realism in Modern Hindi.
  • A brief history of theatre & drama in Hindi.
  • Kabir – ‘Kabir Granthavali’
  • Soordas – ‘Bharamar Geet Saar
  • Tulsidas – From ‘Ramcharitmanas’
  • Bhartendu Harishchandra – ‘Andher Nagri’
  • Prem Chand – ‘Godan’
  • Suryakant Tripathi Nirala – ‘Anamika’
  • Sudama Pandey Dhumil – ‘Sansad Se Sarak Tak
15. Horticulture
  • Fruit industry in India
  • Method of propagation.
  • Promising rootstocks for fruit crop
  • Origin, history, pomological description,
  • Principle methods of preservation
  • Importance, nutritive value and classification of vegetables
  • Principles of plant breeding
  • Plant physiology and its significance
  • Processes and factors of soil formation
16. Indian History
  • Chalcolithic cultures
  • Mahavira and Gautam Buddh
  • The Mauryan Empire
  • The post-Mauryan period in Indian history
  • Seventh century
  • Fragmentation of the Sultanate
  • The Mughal Empire
  • Culture during the Mughal court
  • The Eighteenth-century debate
  • Indian resistance to the British rule
  • The rise of Indian Nationalism
  • Gandhian methods of mass mobilization
17. Law
  • Jurisprudence: Schools of Jurisprudence, Sources of Law, Concepts of Law
  • Constitutional Law of India: Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Writs
  • Marxist Theory of State and Law: Class Character of Law, Class Character of State, Relation of Legal System and Economic System of a Society
  • Indian Contract Act of 1972
  • Law of Crimes: General Exceptions, Offences against Public Tranquillity, Offences against Human Body
  • Law of Evidence: Indian Evidence Act
  • Law of Torts
18. Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Economic Environment
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Statistical Methods
  • Marketing Management
  • Marketing and Economic Development
  • Technology Management
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
19. Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Analytic Geometry
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Vector Analysis
  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Real Analysis
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Laplace Transforms
  • Calculus of Variations
  • Numerical Analysis
20. Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Theory of Machines
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engg
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat-Transfer
  • Energy conversion and environment control
21. Medical Science
  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Community Medicine
  • Dermatology & Venereology
  • Medicine & Allied
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Paediatrics
  • Surgery
22. Philosophy
  • Indian Philosophy: Carvaka, Plato
  • Logic (Indian)
  • Logic (Western)
  • Contemporary Indian Philosophy
  • Ethics (Indian)
  • Ethics (Western)
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Socio-Political Philosophy
  • Contemporary Western Philosophy
23. Physics
  • Mechanics
  • Thermal And Statistical Physics
  • Waves And Oscillations
  • Physical Optics
  • Lasers
  • Electricity, Magnetism
  • Quantum Mechanics & Atomic Physics
  • Nuclear And Particle Physics
  • Solid State Physics And Electronics
  • Electronics
24. Political Science
  • The State
  • Theories of Function of States
  • The Concept of Sovereignty
  • Key Concepts
  • Political Theories
  • British Colonial Rule in Indi
  • Indian System of Government
  • Decolonisation
  • Cold War
  • Concept of Non-alignment
  • New International Economic Order
  • U.N.O
  • Government and Politics of U.K., U.S.A., China & Switzerland
25. Psychology
  • Science and Psychological Research
  • Hypothesis Testing and making Inferences
  • Methods of Psychology
  • Construction and standardization of test
  • Human Development
  • Thinking and problem solving
  • Intelligence and aptitude
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Psychology of Health
  • Approaches to treatment and therapy
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Application of psychology to the educational field
  • Community Psychology
  • Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Psychological strategies for social integration:
26. Public Administration
  • Significance of Public Administration
  • Theories of Organization
  • Principles of Organization
  • Structure of Public Organizations
  • Public Policy
  • Accountability and control
  • Administrative Law
  • Personnel Administrative
  • Administrative Reforms
  • Evolution of Indian Administration
  • Constitutional framework
  • Structure of the Union Government and Administration
  • Centre-State Relations
  • Administrative Reforms
  • Machinery for Planning
  • Welfare Administration
  • Major issues in Indian Administration
27. Sanskrit
  • Vedic and classical Sanskrit Language
  • Contribution of Sanskrit to linguistic studies
  • Translation from Hindi/English to Sanskrit.
  • Short Essay in Sanskrit
  • Raghuvamsam
  • Sisupalavadham
  • Isavasyopanisa
  • Abhijnanasakuntalam
  • Meghadutam
  • Nitisatakam
  • Gitagovindam
  • Panchtantra
  • Kautilya’s Arthshastra
28. Sociology
  • Meaning, nature and scope
  • Study of Social Phenomena
  • Basic Concept
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Population and Society
  • Indian Society
  • The Structure and Composition of Indian Society
  • Basic Institutions
  • Rural Class Structure
  • Social Change
  • Power Structure
  • Issues and Problems
29. Statistics
  • Probability
  • Statistical methods
  • Theoretical distribution, binomial, Poisson
  • Sampling methods, basic of sampling types
  • Theory of Estimation
  • Hypothesis
  • Likelihood ratio tests
  • Need for statistical methods, steps in statistical method,
  • Linear statistical models, Theory of Least squares
  • Design of Experiments
30. Urdu
  • Group of the New Indo – Aryan Language
  • Relation of Urdu to Khari Bili and Persio
  • Development of Urdu from 1300 to 1800
  • Genre and their development
  • The significant feature of (i) Delhi and Lucknow Schools
  • Literary criticism with special reference to Hali.
  • Bagh-o-Bahar
  • Intikhab-e-Khutoot-e-Ghalib
  • Muquaddema-e-Shere-o-Shairi
  • Umrao Jan Ada
  • Wardat
  • Ghubar-e-Khatir
  • Anar Kali
  • Intikhab-e-Kalam-e-Mir
  • Bal-e-Gibrail
  • Saif-o-Subu
  • Ruhe-Kainat
  • Kalam-e-Faiz
31. Zoology
  • Protozoa
  • Porifera
  • Coelenterata
  • Platyhelminthes,
  • Chordata
  • Urochordata
  • Applied Zoology
  • Ecology & Behaviour
  • Techniques & Biostatistics
  • Embryology
  • Immunology

Syllabus for Viva voce

In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only a candidate’s intellectual qualities but also social traits and interest in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, the balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, the ability for social cohesion, LEADERSHIP, and intellectual and moral integrity.

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