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10 Ways to Success in Competitive Examinations

Updated on October 24, 2014
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How to Prepare for a Competitive Exam

Do you plan to take a competitive exam in the near future?

If so, this article will help you make a good strategic plan to prepare for your exam.

Governments, agencies, colleges, and other entities deluged with millions of candidates use examinations to find a way to pick from among them in a way that at least seems fair and objective. There's always a fair amount of luck involved in a mass examination, but there is also always plenty of preparation you can do.

In various countries and contexts, competitive written exams may test for reasoning ability; mathematical ability; reading and comprehension; writing ability; or the fundamental knowledge of a subject area. Interviews may test for knowledge of current events, general knowledge about the job or qualification one is applying for, the ability to give an account of one's past or future or talents, or the ability to say something sensible about a controversial or complicated issue.

Ten Tips on Preparing for an Examination

1. Make Sure This Test Is for You

Before investing time in preparing for an exam, decide whether the work is worth it. Study the exam announcement and ask questions if necessary. Make sure you meet requirements like:

  • Educational level or experience needed to qualify to take the exam;
  • Percentage of marks, or grade point average;
  • Any maximum or minimum age limit that applies to your exam.

2. Go Back to Your Fundamentals

Once you know you qualify for your exam, your next step should be to decide how to brush up on fundamentals you haven't practiced recently. Depending on the test, this may be math fundamentals you last looked at in grade school, principles of grammar, or the fundamentals of your science or engineering discipline. Dig out your old textbooks and put them where you can see them.

3. Get Up to Date

If it's applicable to your test, as it is in the Indian Civil Service, work on your general knowledge and keep it updated. You will want to be ready to discuss the current events that affect the government, school, or bureaucracy you aim to join. If you don't already, take a daily look at news media on current events.

4. Consider Paying for Coaching ("Joint Coaching Institutes")

You don't have to pay a company or institute for competitive examination preparation. Many do well without such coaching. But the right test preparation agency can offer you:

  • counseling
  • reassurance
  • study materials with which to structure your time

Do investigate your chosen agency, and make sure it's not a scam; there are scammers out there.

5. Set Realistic Goals

Consider how much time you have until the test date, and how many other things you want to do in life—including fun things. Consider your level of ability, and the resources you have. Then set realistic, modest, and achievable goals and deadlines for finishing the different steps of your preparation. Manage your time so that your preparation includes each section of the test, with more time allotted to sections where you think you may be weaker.

6. Create a Support Group

Create a circle of friends who are interested in preparing for the same or similar examination. It will be very helpful in keeping up your morale. It will remind you that you are not struggling alone with an arbitrary, zero-sum world; many other people long for success, just like you do (see the numerous comments below). Though you may not all succeed the first time, you can at least support each other without hurting your own chances.

7. Be Positive

You should be positive and have faith in yourself. There is no guarantee that you will pass any exam on the first attempt, though there is no reason to assume you will fail. Be patient and support yourself over the long haul.

8. Take Mock Tests

It may not be difficult to answer all the questions on a test, but it's generally very difficult to answer them all in the allotted time. Obtain sample written tests from previous test occasions and time yourself as you take them. Understand how they are scored: whether it's to your advantage to guess at answers you aren't sure of, or whether you should skip these questions. Understand how fast you have to work to answer every question that has a chance of increasing your score. This kind of practice is very helpful.

9. Do Mock Interviews

Find sample interview questions (for example, in the library, in magazines, on the web) and write them down on cards, along with any other questions you can think of. Get your family or study group together, hand them the cards, and have them ask you the questions. It feels reassuring to be able to come up with something to say, even though it may not be perfect. Remember that it's quite likely you may be asked a question you don't know the answer to. If so, you can admit it; it's better not to guess or make something up. No one knows everything and there is no need to pretend to.

10. Go Easy on Yourself

Stay healthy while you prepare. Regular exercise and yoga boost your mental as well as physical strength. Do fun things during your study period, including on the night before the test. By that point, your preparation will be done--all except for showing up at the test, which is important in itself. Instead of trying to cram more information into your brain that night, why not watch a silly movie, or walk somewhere? Then, after arranging for your transportation and your breakfast, gathering up any documents or tools you need to bring, and laying out the clothes you plan to wear, go to sleep with a clear conscience. The result of the test will be out of your hands; you will have done all that you can do.


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      ROSHAN 4 years ago

      PLS PROVIDE BOOKS NAME & AUTHORS

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      saina 4 years ago

      sir, i want to become a neurosurgeon but i am not know about subjects which is needed in +1 please help......

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      NAGARAJA DL dy gere 3 years ago

      sir good books name and authors

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      Shalini Rawat 3 years ago

      All points are important to crack any competitive exams

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      nisha 3 years ago

      good

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      jyoti 3 years ago

      sir please give me name of good books.

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      Khan Imtiayaz 3 years ago

      Every points r very important to achieve success in competitive exam...thanx

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      Bhagyashree 3 years ago

      Thanks.....

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      Anandhi 3 years ago

      Sir I want to get govt job what r the exams write in puducherry

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      SOMNATH DUTTA 3 years ago

      how can process of any competative exam like group-d & constable.

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      usha baswal 3 years ago

      i am very feared about competatives exams thanks for help me

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      Rschauhan 3 years ago from Himachal Pradesh

      you are welcome

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      sucheta pramanick 3 years ago

      I need help for compititive exam

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      chaitanya 3 years ago

      tips are useful but it would be good if it is more efficient

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      kunwar 3 years ago

      thanx sir

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      shyam 3 years ago

      good

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      dolly 3 years ago

      these are good tips that could develop positive attitude but please aiso provide secret tips to excel the best

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      santhasekar 3 years ago

      how can we make schdule for copetitive exams

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      mounesh 3 years ago

      sir please give me any tips to english subject i don't now about this subject

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      jayanta sharma 3 years ago

      sir pls

      tell me the book and author name

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      raju patel 3 years ago

      good

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      Longso 3 years ago

      Author can u suggest some imp. Magazine for compt.exams?

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      jeyasree perumal 3 years ago

      these points are very useful . pls suggest some good institutes for xam coaching in chennai

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      omprakash Maruti Awachar 3 years ago

      Good Afternoon sir

      Actually i want to start the comprtitive classes at my town and i don't have enough idea to how it should be.but i feel that u can help me to do that in very well manner.waiting for reply thank you

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      nirmal haldar 3 years ago

      sir,with respect I inform you that I am preparing myself for 2 years long but instead of success I only face failure that's why my confidence reaches at the bottom. what I can do now. please I need your help.

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      manasa 3 years ago

      sir,i think this tips are more helpful to us. i am confusing about which books i want to refer for KAS xm. so please reply thank u

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      shubha ramanna 3 years ago

      Thank you for giving valid points

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      Sunita 3 years ago

      may we have discussion on hpas?

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @all,Sunita

      Yes . Why not? We all may discuss HPAS aspects in detail. It will benefit all. I had given HPAS Mains 2012 which ended on 3 March,2014. Result is expected in May/ June.

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      Sunita 3 years ago

      @Surender

      Thanks. I appeal to all HPAS aspirants to participate . Hope to have a POSITIVE RESPONSE.

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @Mr. Chauhan

      We strongly need a forum to discuss various aspects on HPAS . I suggest you to please add HPAS to the title of your site at the earliest. It will surely attract hundreds of aspirants.

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      MANJULA N 3 years ago

      Dear sir

      i want to become an PANCHAYAT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER,,,,please suggest me books & authors

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      pallavi 3 years ago

      Please suggest me some good books for banks exams

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      abc 3 years ago

      @surender

      Wat r ur optionals?

      Hav u appeared for mains earlier as well?

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @abc

      My optionals are Sociology and Pub. Admn.

      I appeared in the MAINS last year also. What about you?

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      abc 3 years ago

      @ surender

      I hav appeared this yr for mains with geography nd pubad as my optionals.....

      Did u appear for interview too last yr?

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @abc

      No I didn't appear in the interview. By d way how was yr pub ad this year . How much do you hope to score? How was yr GK paper?

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      abc 3 years ago

      @ surender

      Its difficult to speculate about score......I feel my pub ad papers were ok while I missed out on some portions of GS as I got late for the exam due to snowfall.....

      Whay do u think about cut-offs. This year?

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @abc

      This year HPAS prelim date is probably 11 May as per HPPSC.

      As per me cut off this year might be around 480-490 in General Category.

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      abc 3 years ago

      @ surender

      Are u sure about prelims date? Because in that case mains result should be out by now and also the notification for prelims date......

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      Ishita Nagpal 3 years ago

      I had gone through this blog and it really motivated for preparing for my Competitive exam http://blog.simplylearnt.com/2013/01/ingredients-o...

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      Surender 3 years ago

      Only 20 days left for HPAS (Pre). All the best to all the aspirants for preparation/exam.

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      Surender 3 years ago

      A change in the HPAS Exam pattern on the lines of IAS is in process. So aspirants need to change their study strategy accordingly.

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      silpa 3 years ago

      can u suggest me how can i succeed in competitive exams for medicine giving me simplest tips

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      Surender 3 years ago

      HPAS Pre postponed to 15th June,2014.

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      abc 3 years ago

      @surender

      Source of information????

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @abc

      Now available on HPPSC site. Any ways soothing news . Isn't it?

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      abc 3 years ago

      @surender

      Sure it is.....it seems u r on election duty too...:-)

      But seriously now can we expect mains result soon?

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      Considering toughness level of high scoring subjects like chemistry,zoology,botany..... And no of seats 500 could be selection score for gen category in hpas 2012 mains this year

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @ Surender my subjects were Sanskrit and pa for mains. Pls share expected range of marks in each subject in hpas. My expected range is 480-520

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @ABC, the high court judgement on provisionally admitted candidates for hpas2012 main will be pronounced on 15 may. So result must be declared after that date; may be in the last week of may. The result may be delayed indefinitely if the HC accepts the plea of candidates who appeared in main with Chemistry subject.

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      abc 3 years ago

      @jag sankhyan

      Ur score seems comfortable enough for merit even...gud luck!

      But how r the no. Of seats 500 and what about the plea of chemistry candidates??? Can u please elaborate??

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      akhandbharat 3 years ago

      @surendra

      I have given hpas mains 2012 with pub ad and socio.how is the marking in socio and what about scaling across all subjects?in gs ,socio and pub ad how much you are expecting?

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      akhandbharat 3 years ago

      @abc

      Considering around 31 seats are there they will call 63 students from general hence seeing past trends when seats were less cut off can hover around 485-495 this year unlike in 2011 when cut off was 504.but after all it will depend on marking this year

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @ABC,

      Sorry for the confusion created by me. I feel I may be overoptimistic.

      What I wanted to convey was:- 1. The number of posts(seats) is almost double(21). The cutoff (lowest marks for interview call) used to waver around 490s when the no of seats were 11-14 in the past.

      2. As you might have the information that apart from difficulty level, Some portions were out of syllabus in Chemistry for which the representation was given on 3rd March 2014. The response of the examiner was that there was nothing out of syllabus. So they decided to file a petition in the H'able HC. Not sure if they have filed it or not.

      Please discuss public adm.

      Make this forum as the hub for serious talk, discussion and guidance.

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      akhandbharat 3 years ago

      @jag

      In pub ad 2 I think people can score around 90 marks as the questions like police reforms,pmo evolution,on upsc could have done with ease by serious aspirants and also in pub ad 1 questions on admin reforms and others were repititive in nature.so people can get around 90 in this also.what is you take on your pub ad performance ?I am expecting around 180-190 in pub ad.

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @akhandbharat,

      I do agree that PA-ll was easier besides both papers being opinion based. Yet, due to poor time management and less facts to substantiate answers I am expecting 165-180.

      Moreover questions like administrative reforms methods....

      and PMO in relation to Cabinet

      Secretary appeared to me appeared quite ticklish to me

      There is no system of standardisation/scaling/moderation followed by HPPSC to maintain parity among different subjects

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @abc, akhandbharat, Jag

      I am not on election duty. Result of HPAS mains is expected in May subject to decision of case filed by the candidates who have been admitted provisionallly. In case the result comes in May you will have dual challenge of preparing for the interview and the next Pre.

      As per me ,a candidate scoring around 480 should get an interview call in view of more no. of seats than the previous year.

      Public ad. is doing well since a few years and this subject normally gives a score around 175. Last year candidates have scored 190-195 marks in this subject.

      Sociology is very vague and general subject. You never know what pleases the examiner in this subject. This year paper II was very general and only God knows the fate . It may give you 90+ and even 60.

      In G.S. a score of 90 is a good one and if you get 60+ in the essay you may select a suit for the interview. (175+175+90+60=500)

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      akhandbharat 3 years ago

      @jag,

      I do agree that questions were tricky and the candidate quite adept in pa concepts and having balanced and not only candid but correct expressions will fetch highier marks.

      Regarding pmo in relation to cabinet secretary..

      In 50 and 60's both enjoyed their statuses the role of each was quite delienated and the pms done the job of aid,assist and advice and moreover the stature of pm nehru was so much so that good governance prevailed in the country.from 1964 to 1966..shashtri got insecured lk jha role became predominant but still cs role imp.it was only during indira gandhi time that in 70 even foreign policies and foreign trips done by pms even external affairs minister was not accompanied.haskar,pc alexander and rk dhawan even they had to work too much on her speeches.after emergency pms turnred into pmo to show it is office but impact was negligible and pmo continued to reassert its dominance over cs sometimes burecrats of same stature as cs was recruited into pmo to dilute cs significance.in rajiv gandhi time he recruited close confidante of his doon mates in pv narsimha rao time pmo still imp viz a viz cs.but pmo reached its zenith and shadowed cabinet ministers what to talk about cs brajesh mishra nsa and ps to atal bihari.even now defence,economic decisions taken much to the envy of cs.now the present status is thst pmo involved in facilitation rather than implementing actual policy decisions and cs importance can be seen decisions and suggestions given when chinese incursions took place in daulat oldie beg sector.even during past eras although cs position was eclipsed it always tried to maintain its position afterall advice of seniormost admin everybody will want.

      Analysis in th

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @abc, akhandbharat, Jag

      I am not on election duty. Result of HPAS mains is expected in May subject to decision of case filed by the candidates who have been admitted provisionallly. In case the result comes in May you will have dual challenge of preparing for the interview and the next Pre.

      As per me ,a candidate scoring around 480 should get an interview call in view of more no. of seats than the previous year.

      Public ad. is doing well since a few years and this subject normally gives a score around 175. Last year candidates have scored 190-195 marks in this subject.

      Sociology is very vague and general subject. You never know what pleases the examiner in this subject. This year paper II was very general and only God knows the fate . It may give you 90+ and even 60.

      In G.S. a score of 90 is a good one and if you get 60+ in the essay you may select a suit for the interview. (175+175+90+60=500)

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      akhandbharat 3 years ago

      @jag,surender,abc,

      What's your viewpoints regarding my analysis of pmo in relation to cs.are any extra things needed in this or are you people satisfied

      that on a broder framework keepin in view these points this analysis will fetch more than 50 percent marks?

      Also if scaling is not being done don't you think it will be gross injustice on part of arts subjects?are there any petitions in hc regarding this?

      I have heard that hc has now ordered hppsc to disclose both prelim and mains marks and copies to be checked by at least three examiners and marks will be average of the marks awarded by them.

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @akhandbharat, your analysis is excellent........ No information about HC judgement........... Yes, the system had been unfair for majority of arts subjects at least for the last 3 years. We had seen zoology fetching more than 90% marks and history fetching 1-20% marks by majority of aspirants after attempting full paper........hopefully this time there will be level playing field this time.

      Keep these hub pages running... thanks.

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      abc 3 years ago

      @akhandbharat, jag sankhyan, surender

      Have any of you appeared for interview???

      Is it of much consequence keeping in mind the enormous share of optionals in the final total.

      Still. what should be the strategy to prepare for it?

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      abc 3 years ago

      @ akhandbharat

      Your analysis seems well informed , I feel suggestins and ways for better coordination of the PMO and CS for betterment of democracy as a whole can be added.

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      akhandbharat 3 years ago

      @abc

      I have not appeared in any of the interviews.This my first experience in both ias mains and hppsc mains.in ias I could not clear but I rectified some of the mistakes in hppsc mains and expecting a call.let's see what happens after all your hard and smart work is blessed in one form or the other.

      In intervies you need to be stronger mentally and physically.we need to work on our physical strengths.read some good books of nilekani,sen,kalam to know india better besides biodata,home district,graduation subjects,work experience is always important and their use in admin.the toughest questions like why you want to join civil service,what you were doing all these days if you are not working have to be prepared well and should be natural in the instincts and endeavours.

      Now we have met on a common platforms to share our thoughts,we all clear this exams as miracles do happen when serenpendity comes blessing in disguise.

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @akhandbharat

      I have gone thru judgement of Hon'ble HC judgement in which paper will be examined by 3 examiners only if one applies for re-evaluation . Earlier there was no provision for re-evaluation. How much do you expect in socio?

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      akhandbharat 3 years ago

      @surender,

      I am expecting 165-180 marks in socio,60+ in essay,180-190 in pa,78 in gs.thanks for correcting me about the hc judgement.I found paper2 of socio easy as ias syllabus was matching but for paper 1 I had to read many things afresh as 60 percent of the syllabus was new for me.so for paper 1 my expectations 75-85 and for paper 2 it is 85-95.anyway lot will depend on the marking scheme adopted by the examiner.fingers crossed for the results.

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      akhandbharat 3 years ago

      @surender,

      In paper 2 question on marriage,green revolution,social mobility-agrarian and industrial class,in modernisation mention of yogendra singh model of exogenous and indogenous and orthogenetic and hetrogenic changes,proplems mentioning of daniel bell regarding problems of communication and education and srinivas and singh differing on modernisation with sriniwas mentioning that modernisation is a vakue loaded changes need to be mentioned inorder to make answers holistic and to explain these processes role in the social change of modern india and modernisation in true sense to achieve social justice with a caveat that all sectors and sections did not take these advantages in equituious manner in the social stratification.

      Only I found ques 2 sociology of social stratification and ques on ethnic diversity tricky and needed merger of applied concepts of paper 1 and 2.please share your experience and expected score in socio.

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      akhandbharat 3 years ago

      @surender

      Please read heterogenic as heterogenetic and vakue as value.sorry for typing error.

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      akhandbharat 3 years ago

      @abc,

      Thanks for your suggestions and reminding me.I had written the coordination and delinated roles must be respected to function these bodies as an autonomous institutions anx rather than competing both pmo and cs need to colloborate and cooperate so that pmo can remain as staff and most of the line activities to be handled by cs.I had written these in my concluding paragraphs there in the actual exam but I have forgotten this very important point here.

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @ abc, I did't appear in hpas interview, but in Naib Tehailsar interview on 8 Nov 2013. Interview is extremely crucial unless u have scored 600+ marks. Two cases of hpas2011 are given here- 1. Anil Kumar HAS(5th rank) Score: GS 74,essay 65, chemistry 83+107,botany 105+115, Total 549, Viva 82 total 631 Result=5th rank HAS.

      2. Another candidate : written 545, Viva 60, result= didn't get any post.

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @ akhandbharat, The CS is a staff agency, it does not perform any line function. Pls correct me if I am wrong.

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @ all, there is no harm in discussing expected marks even if we fail to score that many. After my disastrous score in history l opted for Sanskrit towards end of Oct. 2013. I could not manage other subjects due to paucity of time and tight date sheet (my main was over on 20 Feb 2014. My subject wise expectation is:-

      GS 70-75, Essay 55-60, PA(l&2) 165-180, Sanskrit Litt. 190-205.

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      akhandbharat 3 years ago

      @jag,

      Yes cs is a staff agency aiding,assisting and advising.my apologies.I think central secretariat does some line activities

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      akhandbharat 3 years ago

      @all,

      I thik we all are in a position and we have the apprehension of getting a call in this interview.let's hope and pray to God so that we can be better placed to get this interview call and let's share our thoughts to achieve common goal.

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      abc 3 years ago

      @jag sankhyan

      Thanks for keeping things in perspective regarding interview......surely it cannot be taken lightly.

      Any idea regarding particular trends in HPPSC interviews????

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      akhandbharat 3 years ago

      @abc,

      What is your expected score?how much are you expecting in gs,essay and pa?

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @akhandbharat

      My socio paper was satisfactory owing to its technial nature and subject specific approach. Paper -II I say very vague because a student of any stream could attempt it without any specific knowledge of the subject. It makes it subjective and the marking will also attract subjectivity. It will bring many surprises in my view. It has made speculations about marks difficult at least for me.

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      akhandbharat 3 years ago

      @surender,

      I still feel that in paper 2 was not general and could not have been attempted by other students with sociological perspective.what they will write in green revolution and land reforms...high yielding mexican varieties etc....it required specific case studies of dipankar gupta,bhalla and chaddha,pc joshi,utsa patnaik,daniel thorner etc. And contributions of leaders like mahindra singh tikait you need to mention that yes it had created complexity in social stratification....even modernisation and westernisation I discussed above needed specific approach ...even in corruption political and economic yes anybody can write but for social factors you need to emphasize on degrading social values,not acceptance of social mores and customs and some specific case studies inorder to substaniate the answer...social mobility was too much specific sociological topic....

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @all, thanks for bringing these pages to life. Participation of other aspirants is required.

      @abc, my interview in Board chaired by Chairman Sh. K C Tomar was very stressful. Many candidates had similar experience. Yet score was not as bad as I had thought. Can discuss questions asked if u want.

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      abc 3 years ago

      @akhandbharat

      I am ignorant regarding marking and have no clue as to how to assess my writing style, yet according to me I hav had average papers with scope for improvement still

      @jag sankhyan

      Your interview experience will be quite helpful .....did you get the job?

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      akhandbharat 3 years ago

      @abc,

      No problem friend....its okay...there is always scope for improvement for everyone..even the rank 1 in ias and has will say that there is need for improvement....even someone is president or pm...he needs improvement on good governance..no one will remain satiated and even tendulkar in his last test innings was hungry for yet another century to make it 101..steve jobs wanted to keep apple on top of the ladder even detected with the incurable disease..its only variability of hunger of success and the zeal to improve himself/herself detemines one's lot in the future..otherwise the individual ends up with fighting bad luck and blaming it....life is all about improvement....no one has reached its zenith even god like krishna committed mistakes and rama just sent sati savitri sita to agni pariksha in human incarnation...no one can reach the pinnacle of incorrigibility where no improvements are needed....

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @abc, No, didn't get the job. Despite scoring 85/100 in GK & decent score in Essay& English, scored only 24/50 in Hindi even though question paper was of 6th standard and there was less scope for subjectivity. I had expected at least 40 marks. HPPSC is known for throwing laughable surprises. Yet remaining hopeful is the best way to remain in fray.

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @ Surrender, it is great if the HC judgement provides for re-evaluation; that's too by 3 evaluators... If papers are evaluated by two in the first hand, there will be no need for re- evaluation.

      I my sound cynical but if implemented, the process of final recruitment will never be completed. who will be the 2nd, 3rd evaluators; considering the inability to select a single evaluator of credibility..... Commision's competence in hpas(pre.) is widely known.

      Inviting positive criticism and recticism. Pls quote judgement if possible.

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @rschauhan, my pleasure to have frank and indepth analysis of 4 intellectuals and hectic activity on this forum for the last 48 hours. Please keep beginners in high spirit and good morale. Bye....

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @all

      Lets pray this forum becomes a success like the then indijobs. Participation of all friends needed.

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      akhandbharat 3 years ago

      @all,

      Reevaluation can be really a boon to the hpas aspirants...but how it can happen as sc has ordered hc not for reval as it is the sole prerogative of executive unless there is gross impropriety in the evaluation scheme...himachal hc was ordered by sc when hc ordered reval of copies of one of the civil judge aspirants...sc questioned hc of hp that how it could have done the process of reval if the subjects would have been physics,chemistry etc....

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      sri 3 years ago

      can anybody please share his/her interview experience in hppsc

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @Sri

      Welcome to this forum. Do you mean HPAS interview? Pl. read Jag Sankhyan's experience shared by him 6 days ago.

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      sri 3 years ago

      yes I mean hpas interview

      @jag sankhyan

      can you please share the questions that were asked in the HPAS interview

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @ Surrender& Sri,

      I didn't say HPAS; I had mentioned about Naib Tehsildar interview held on 8th November 2013.

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      sri 3 years ago

      @ jag sankhyan

      m sorry for wrong interpretation

      can you please share the questions asked in Naib Tehsildar Interview

      that may also be helpful

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @ all HPAS aspirants,

      HPAS(mains) syllabus has been amended and enlarged w.e.f. hpas 2013 exam.

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      akhandbharat 3 years ago

      @sri,

      How was ur performance in hpas main exam and what is your expected score?

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      sri 3 years ago

      In Pub Ad I am expecting average score, in my 2nd optional matematics,i have no idea about the marking scheme though I have attempted 230 marks correctly and for another 30 marks I have followed proper procedure but due to some mistakes the answers could not be computed correctly, so I do not know what wud be the score in mathematics and above all i have no idea about marking in mathematics .

      i gs paper 40 '1' mark questions are correct and there was a question about person in news ,in that question I have answered 9 out of 10 persons correctly.Hence I am expecting 85-90 marks in that paper

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @Jag Sankhyan

      Is the amended syllabus available somewhere? Is it on IAS pattern. I mean only one optional instead of two?

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @ Surrender,

      It is available on the website of the hppsc. In hpas2013 there will be no change on the lines of the IAS. There will be 2 optionals with enlarged syllabus and minor changes in GS, Essay, English and Hindi.

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @Jag

      Thanks.

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @ Surender,

      Sorry for misspelling your name.

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @ Sri, delayed response is regretted.

      The questions asked in interview were:

      1. How many times have you appeared in interview here? Which books/newspapers/magazines do you read for preparations? Why do u read The Indian Express?

      2. The most significant feature of MNREGA in HP.

      3. What is RUSA? Has HP received grants under RUSA and how much so far.

      These questions were asked by Shri KS Tomar.

      Other members asked:

      1. Chess tournament in Chennai..... My hobby.

      2.What's current cricket score .,.. Test match.

      3. Has SSA resulted in improving quality of education in HP.......

      4. Three events of contemporary Indian History which changed the destiny of India.....

      Will discuss my reactions and responses later..,

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      sri 3 years ago

      @ jag sankhyan

      thanks a lot

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      akhandbharat 3 years ago

      @sri,

      Thanks

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @ all waiting hpas(main) result,

      The result may be delayed as a petition has been filed in the H'ble High Court praying for stay on the declaration of result till the petition is disposed off.

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @ Sri

      How many candidates were there with mathematics as one of the optionals? What was their view on this subject?

      Your expected score in GS appears to be very good as there has been tight marking in the past couple of years. Which essay did you attempt.

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      sri 3 years ago

      @ jag sankhyan

      I think there were 23 students who appeared for mathematics paper. i cud not interact with them after exam as I had to reach station in time after paper but in the break i talked with some students ,they said paper 1 was tough

      I attempted natural disasters essay but most of the candidates told me that as this is very general topic,hence chance of getting good marks is low in essay. As this is my first attempt at hpas ,i have no idea about marking scheme and if marking is very tight in gs, then may be i would end up with less marks than expected

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @ Sri, thanks.

      By tight marking I didn't mean that good answers are not rewarded. More often than not we beat about the bush and hope that examiner would award at least half of the marks allotted.

      Secondly, I don't think that disaster management was a general topic. Moreover, a good essay doesn't mean the addition of excessive facts, figures and technical or specific expertise.

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      sri 3 years ago

      @

      does anybody here have any idea regarding marking in mathematics?Is marking too tight in this optional?

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @ surrender,akhandbharat, abc & others,

      Where are all of you? Why is there silence in this forum? Is there nothing to share and contribute to? Or else is there any apprehension that competitors may stand to gain by your views?

      By the way, the result of HPAS 2012 is likely to be stayed till the petition is decided by the HC. The HPPSC is said to have admitted to the mistake of sending the new syllabus to the examiner.

      @ Sri, I don't have even the remotest of idea or knowledge about mathematics.

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @Jag

      No ,nothing of the sort that competitors may take advantage from other's views. We rather gain from the others' views. I think everybody is just waiting for the mains result. As per your information and the admission of HPPSC it seems that it may take a couple of months for the result to come out. It also appers that Chemistry candidates may get grace. In that case it will be difficult for the candidates with the other subjects. As far as the case of the candidates who have gone in the court against Pre result , the case has not been listed as yet. Of course we may discuss about the preparation for next pre. Have you started the preparation . Its exctly one month left from today. I think it is the right time to start. Good luck.

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @ Surrender,

      Surely it is the right time to start preparing for the present. I feel,in preliminary I don't need any specific preparation except revising GK, brushing up current affairs and some practice for aptitude paper.

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @ Surender and others,

      The second hearing of chemistry candidates is on 21 May. I have also come to know that this time 3 evaluators are evaluating each answer-sheet. This is also the reason for the delayed result.

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      @jag 3 years ago

      wat is your source of information ? i don't doubt the information but i want to know from where u r getting these news because wen i tried to browse for these information on net i could not get any . are these news published in local newspapers ?

      And I am very much anxious for hpas mains result

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      anonymous,

      1. Regarding the petition by Chemistry candidates, two of my friends Amit from Hamirpur and Rajesh from Palampur are among the 9 petitioners in the case.

      2. Rajesh also provided me information about evaluation by 3 evaluators. And I find his information after true and authentic.

      Moreover, such information is not available on the website of the HPPSC.

      I hope you are satisfied with this.

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @abc

      What about preparation for HPAS 2013 Pre?

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @abc,akhandbharat,Sri

      Have you started preparing for HPAS 2013 Pre?

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      abc 3 years ago

      @surender

      Hi!

      Right now I m very busy with my job so preps are still on the backburner although I wish to get started as soon as possible.

      What about you? Anyway nest of studies to all hpas aspirants on this forum!

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @abc

      Same here. I am also busy in my office and moreover , I am still in a mood of break after the mains. Have to come out of inertia . Lets start from an hour's study a day from today itself.

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      sri 3 years ago

      @jag

      thanks man for the information

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @ Sri & others,

      Today called Smt. Summa Chaudhary; the Deputy Secretary (HPAS Incharge) regarding Mains result. I also asked if the process would be over before Prel. She replied that they were working hard to declare it towards end of May but refused any deadline for the result. May contact her on phone 01772622015.

      2. A final decision/ compromise may be arrived at on 21 May in the petition. I will keep you informed if received any information.

      There must be difficult time ahead if candidates have to prepare simultaneously for the prels as well as the interview. Good luck....

      A final decision/compromise may be arri

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      akhandbharat 3 years ago

      @jag,

      Thanks a lot for the info.you are really making this forum alive and the spirit like this is needed from every hpas aspirants.

      @surender and others,

      Slowly I have started pre preparation and brushing the gs concepts.one question of decision making comprising of 4-5 questions and communication questions were difficult last year and hence working on these areas

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @ Akhandbharat,

      At least 8-10 questions categorised under DM category were unconventional; not to be found in magazines. Those questions required at least 3 minutes/ question. Other questions could be answered without much risk of negative marking.

      In interpersonal communication, I can recall 2-3 questions were vague considering the answer keys.

      Logical reasoning was much simpler and mean/mode/ median was given more stress.

      It's better to concentrate on your strength and sparing enough time for the contingency. Wishing good luck and bright future ahead.m

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @ all,

      Friends, relax; the result is not likely to be declared before 15 June. The next hearing will be on 26 May. Today the case was transferred from one bench to the another bench.

      Further, the petition of the provisionally admitted candidates will be decided on 19 June in the High Court. Hence there is no chance of result in near future.

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      Prince 3 years ago

      What is the case related to provisionally admitted candidates?

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @Prince

      Those who could not clear Pre Exam went to the Court with the plea that some of the answers given in the key were not correct. Since the case was pending , Court directed the Commission to allow the petitioners provisionally to appear in the Mains with the direction that their result will be declared only if they will qualify the pre exam subsequent to the order of the court. The decision of the court is yet awaited. Prince you are welcome to this forum . Pl. share your thoughts with us.

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @All

      What is value of X in

      625/x=x/√12.96

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @ Surender,

      It is 15√10 if the answer is in this form.

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @Jag

      Can u pl explain?

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      abc 3 years ago

      X =15

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      abc 3 years ago

      Sorry corrections......

      X= 3^10

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      abc 3 years ago

      Sorry corrections......

      X= 3^10

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      abc 3 years ago

      X = 3√10

      (typed it right......finally....ha ha )

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @Jag, abc How did u arrive at this ? As per answer key of Commiossion it should be -15√10

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @ Surender,

      Cross multiplying

      XxX= 625.√12.96

      X.X= 625x 3.6

      X.X = 2250

      X. =√2250

      X. = 15√10

      Good way of engaging reluctant participants....

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @ Jag.

      Thanks. U are active ,helful and informative participant and deserve appreciation.

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      Prince 3 years ago

      Thanks friends. I have appeared for mains and eagerly waiting for the result.

      Are we expecting that commission may declare the result after 29th May decision or is it forced upon the commission to wait till the decision in another case on 17th June? Did the HPAS incharge talk about this?

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      akhandbharat 3 years ago

      @jag,

      Thank a lot for your advice.yes,I agree with you that these were unusual questions and one needs to strengthen his/her strong parts only.Just wanted to broaden the horison of theories in interpersonnel communications/ decision making from pub ad theories bernard,simon etc....

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @ Prince,

      When I had called her I didndon't know that the case of provisionally admitted candidates was still pending so I did not ask her. You may also call her on the phone no. given by me in this page. However, it is fair assumption that result stands stayed till the case is settled.

      The next hearing in other case is on 26 May not on 29 May. Not sure if the case will be settled on that date.

      Prince, what were were your optional subjects? What is your expected score? What do you think about cutoff this year? Please elaborate.

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      bittoo 3 years ago

      Plz.tell me last year has pre. City off . I m target this year has exam .which is 15 June.

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      @ bittu,

      Sir, the cutoff is not known until the procedure of final selection is over. As far as my information allows me; candidates securing nearly 221 qualified for the mains.

      You need not to worry about cutoff, give your best without bothering about other candidates.

      @ Surender,

      Sir, I don't deserve such appreciation; thanks for keeping this page thrilling and vibrating by giving initiative ;considering initial comments in this page. Keep guiding candidates preparing other exams also lest they should feel that these pages are meant only for HPAS.

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      Prince 3 years ago

      I would like to clarify it's 29th May and not 26th. I checked on HC website, its case number 3245/2014.

      I have Geography and Pub Ad. I agree with your view on expected cutoff around 480. I think I'll score anything 500+.

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      Prince,

      Thanks for correcting me. I had not seen it myself but had heard it from my friend.

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      mannu 3 years ago

      thanks a lot, your tips are really helpful.

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @bittoo,Mannu

      Welcome to this forum. I do not know about last year cut off , but it was 228 last to last year for the general category. All d best.

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @abc

      Do u intend to be on leave for pre preparation ? I myself am not planning to take leave.

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      jag sankhyan 3 years ago

      Surender,

      I am not devoting enough time for Prelims, average time being one hour a day only. In a sense I am busy without work. I had given my books and magazines to other candidates which have not been refunded yet. I will pick up preparations soon, otherwise it may be too late

      What are your problem areas?

      My problem areas are questions related to Dice and Probability. I am also not much comfortable in mean, mode, median, AP and GP.

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @Jag

      Even I am studying for an hour or so. I feel last years preparation and G.S. Preparation for the mains is the cause behind the confidence. My biggest problem is speed in the aptitude test. I could do only 80 questions last year and 70 last to last year . Next problem area is analytical reasoning which consumes a lot of time. In G.S. economy and pollution relating questions (which form a substantial part) plus very unusual kind of questions in H.P. G.K. Dice and probability questions should not bother u as these do not find place in the paper . Yes , u may work on stats which makes 50% (10 q) in maths portion. Gud luck.

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      abc 3 years ago

      @ surender

      Hi! Leave would not be possible for me, would have to make best of whatever time is available.....started by revising one subject at a time.....I hope I finish in time.

      Well, best of preperations to all!

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      Surender 3 years ago

      @akhandbharat

      Where r u Sir?

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      akhandbharat 3 years ago

      @surender,

      I am also enriching the stats portion right now and solving aptitude questions besides working on gs concepts.

      Just anxiously waiting for the mains results also.Best of luck for all here on this forum for mains results.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag,Prince

      What about 29th case?

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender,

      The HPPSC sought more time for filing the reply. So the next date of hearing has been postponed to 5th June, 2014.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @All

      I had called HPPSC who says HPAS Mains result will be out within 10-15 days.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender,

      Thanks, it seems everyone is so busy to spare few seconds for this page. These pages can be of much help to new candidates as well as to those who could never qualify prelims despite their best efforts.

      As you know:- Free or unsolicited advice is not welcomed if not frowned upon.

      As you know, the judgement on provisionally admitted will be declared on 19th June. For how long the other petition lingers on; only HPPSC knows. Even on the day of declaration of results, they will say another 10-15 days.

      This IPL teaches us that the slog covers are deciders of the match.

      Best wishes for the prelims to all.... Good Night.....

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag

      Please solve the following with explanation:

      Product of zeros of the polynomial

      5 x² -4x-20 is

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      Surender,

      Answer is -4.

      Explanation:

      Sum of roots= -b/a =4/5

      Product of roots= c/a= -20/5 =-4.

      Not sure if this is correct answer/ method.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @ Jag

      Thanks

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      Surender,

      Slogging is very tiresome as well as risky. I wish I could have started well in time. How is the pace of your preparations?

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag

      Just one week left. I am trying to go through the topics which I had prepared last year. I think 5-6 hours per day study is sufficient. Moreover at this moment we should not loose confidence. This attribute needs to be at the top of all preparation as confidence plus whatever prepared is a sure way to success. All the best for the remaining preparation.

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      yadvendra 2 years ago

      Thanx sir

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      Surender 2 years ago

      Seems all are immersed deeply in study. May share experiences.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender,

      It is difficult to learn new concepts in such a short time. Hence practising only familiar and comfortable things to increase speed and accuracy for Aptitude Paper.

      In GS, the stress is on last 8-10 months PD editions and HP -GK; devoting less time for this paper.

      Have left stats to be revised in two hours gap between two papers.

      The HC has postponed the hearing of Chemistry candidates to 19th June.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @jag,all

      All the best . Leave the rest on Almighty. We'll discuss pre in detail after 15th.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @Surender,

      Thanks, wish you the same. We will clear prelims with huge margin.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender & others,

      What about Prelims? Your views and expected score?

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @all

      Why is there no activity in this forum. I know Aptitude Paper was disheartening, tough, time-cosuming as well as containing many errors.

      No need to panic, cutoff will be much lower this time. It may come down as lower as 210. Please share your views and opinions.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag

      AT was really lengthy. I could attempt 75 questions. But the Interpersonal skill (20 questions) were very unusual and contained typical Psychology questions and only key will tell whether the answers are right or wrong. In reasoning no. series question, changing the signs questions were wrong.

      GS paper was comparitively easy . I hope to score 120 in this paper. I agree with you that merit this time will be low around 225.

      I appeal to all friends to please share their experiences.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag

      Could u find answers for all the questions in GK and psychology questions in AT?

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @All

      Pl. ans.:

      1. Rajdroh Ka Karkhana

      2. Mansab from 5000 to 7000

      3. States with Panchayati Raj in confirmity with traditions.

      4. Chronological order of Europeans visiting PUNJAB and Shimla hill states.

      5. Negotiation between Kashmir and Chmba made by.

      6. Percentage of class V students

      7. Raja treated as her son by Dara's wife

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender

      Congress was called the factor of sedition.

      Jahangir raised Mansab to 7000.

      Will discuss later.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @abc,akhandbharat,Shree

      Aap bhi pre exam par apne experiences share karen.

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      i also think that the cut off will come down in range of 220-230 due to unusual 20 usual 20 questions in interpersonal skills. I am expecting around 110 marks in gs 1 and 140 in gs 2.

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      abc 2 years ago

      Hello everyone!

      I hope u all had a hopeful prelim.

      As far as I m concerned, GS was ok yet csat was too time consuming to the extent I missed out on sum sure questions......so yes it was disheartening for me and could prove detrimental.....waiting for the key to be more sure......fingers crossed.

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      Nishant 0010 2 years ago

      Namskar dosto....kya koi mujhe HPAS- chemistry k case k bare m kuch bta skta h?

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @All

      Aptitude test: Seven students PQRST (5 questions) wrong as there is descrepency between English and Hindi version . Have to be scrapped.

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      Prince 2 years ago

      I don't think they have to be scrapped because it is written in instructions that in case of discrepancy between hindi and english, English version will be held correct.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Prince

      How was your pre? What are your speculations about cut off?

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      Prince 2 years ago

      I performed average in GS but was comfortable with Aptitude except the psycho part. Expecting 220-230.

      Please let us know about the court hearing by the evening....I have no sources except the HC website. :)

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      nishant 0010 2 years ago

      HPAS prelims answer key with a lot of mistakes............

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      Surender 2 years ago

      M scoring 108+88=196 whereas I was hoping 235.

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      nishant 0010 2 years ago

      6 answers are wrong-1.gomteshwar temple,

      2.-Tamil Ramayan

      3.-lenght of rivers

      4.-highest decadal growth rate,

      5.-lowest death rate

      6.-Darashikoh

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      Surender 2 years ago

      Constitutional status to Panchayats

      National Parks

      are also wrong

      So are

      Series question

      Bodmas question

      Spriya's monthly income

      Mean of 100 observations

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      nishant 0010 2 years ago

      constitutional status ka kya answewr h SURENDER bhai?

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      I am scoring 106+95=201, utterly shocked.

      It is pathetic state of affairs that the HPPSC cannot set 200 correct questions with right answers.

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      abc 2 years ago

      103 + 104 = 207 .

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @ Nishant

      L.M.Singhvi

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag

      Kal ke case ka kya hua?

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender & Prince,

      1. The case of provisionally admitted candidates could not be settled and was deferred to be pronounced later.

      2. In the 2nd case, the secretary was ordered to reply within a week to constitute an expert committee the decision of which will be binding on both parties.

      No possibility of result even in June.

      3. Please send your objections against errors in answer keys.

      I feel that anyone scoring 180+ at present has good chances to qualify in General category.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag

      Thaks for such a detailed information ang a soothing news that 180 may be cut off.

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      nishant 0010 2 years ago

      Namskar Sankhyan ji,ye 2nd case kya h?

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      nishant 0010 2 years ago

      Namskar Sankhyan ji,ye 2nd case kya h?

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      nishant 0010 2 years ago

      Namskar Sankhyan ji,ye 2nd case kya h?

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Nishant,

      In the HPAS(Main) there were certain questions which were out of syllabus in the Chemistry optional. The representation went unheeded. So the candidates filed a writ petition in the HC Shimla against the HPPSC.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      Surender,

      I received feedback from many top guns regarding Preliminary exam. There is loss of 40-80 marks this time when compared to last years. I too suffered a loss of at least 60 marks this time.

      So you start preparing for mains without any second thought. What about the changes and increase in mains syllabus.

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      nishant 0010 2 years ago

      Thanks sankhyan ji...

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag

      Yes I have also discussed with my friends and nobody is scoring above 190. I came to know about the changed syllabus from you only and then saw it . It is about 20% more in Pub ad and 40% more in Socio which are my subjects.

      But before talking about the mains the immediate task before us is to make representation before Commission before 25th . I am representing temple, riveres'length, costitutionality of Panchayat , Bhakra Dam and National Parks questions in G.S. and Supriya's income, Psychology portion, PQRST questions , mean of 100 observations question in 2nd paper . Which questions are you representing. Is anybody going to the Court for Psycho questions?

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      I am scoring around 208 and was expecting 250 really disaster for me specially psychology questions.syllogisms questions both have wrong options dishonest persons not equal to dishonest and learned beings not equal to learned so both questions options are wrong.I have asked from teachers in coaching institutes also.surender,can you please make representation for these two wrong questions to be scrapped?in psycho also I think 1 to 2 questions options are wrong.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @akhandbharat

      I am afraid you have to represent yourself because both these questions of mine are right .

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      Surender,

      Very true. I have sent my objections by speed post. Questions were temples, constitutional status to PRIs, mansab, national parks, growth rate of Bihar with documentary proof. The answer of dam question is correct. Tehri dam is the highest gravity dam in India at present.

      I also sent my objections in paper 2 also.

      No information about anybody approaching court against psychology questions. But as you know such questions were scrapped two years ago.

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      abc 2 years ago

      @ jag

      Which r the questions u hav sent from paper 2?

      And what is the format for sending the objections?

      Would u please share? Thanks!

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ ABC,

      1. I have sent series, BODMAS, PQR.....and 1 or 2 other questions. No documentary proof was attached.

      2. There is no specific format prescribed. You just write an application to Secretary stating the subject and question booklet series.

      You write the questions, your objection (reasons for scrapping questions or changing answer keys), quoting proof ; name, year and page no of publication if possible.

      Write your name, address and roll no at the bottom of the page.

      Attach photostat copies of proof with the application underlining your point of objection. Don't forget to give serial no to each proof and mentioning that in application.

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      abc 2 years ago

      @jag

      Thanks! That's great help!

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      I have given representations for 2 syllogisms questions which I mentioned above.really it is not expected from hppsc which is working 24*7 for this exam

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      abc 2 years ago

      Keeping in minddifficulty level of last year's NT prelim, what should be the strategy to prepare for it? Especially the himachal gk part?????

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @ Jag

      Any News regarding Chemistry (HPAS) Case?

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender,

      I don't know whether the sub-judice matter should be discussed here...?

      What I feel is that the candidates have done great thing to expose the inefficient commission and put them to judicial scrutiny regarding their functioning.

      To be specific about the case, one of the expert is paper-setter who claims nothing to be out of syllabus. The report of second expert will be opened on 3rd July before the judge. The HPPSC is not ready to constitute an another committee as per my information.

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      nishant 0010 2 years ago

      Namskar, Surender g and Sankhyan g,thanks a lot for your informative discussion.Next hearing kb h Chemistry vale case ki?

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ nishant

      On 3rd July.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag

      We do not intend to critisize any one on this forum. Our concern to these cases is just because they have an effect upon the declaration of Mains result. So we need not to be guilt conscious.

      Thanks a lot for providing prompt and accurate information.

      HPPSC says that it will declare Mains result even if case of provisional candidates is not decided.

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      nishant 0010 2 years ago

      Sankhyan g,actually i am one of the sufferer of Chemistry paper and i am getting time to time updates from you.Thanks a lot.Do u have contact number of any of the person involved in Chemistry case?I request you to send it-email id- nishantsharma0010@gmail.com

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender,

      Thanks.

      @Nishant,

      I have sent you the mob no of one of the Candidates with Chemistry optional and petitioner in the case.

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      @surender,jag,

      Thanks a lot for the above info.It will be really heartening to see if hppsc declares result of hpas mains soon.

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      nishant 0010 2 years ago

      Sankhyan ji.........Thanks a lot brother.......

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      Surender 2 years ago

      Case of Provisional candidates has been fixed for 10 July.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender,

      What did the HPPSC say about the mains result exactly? Will the provisionally admitted candidates allowed to appear in interview if they crossed the cutoff and result is declared before the HC judgement?

      To my query their response was the same--- 10-15 days without giving any specific date, reason for delay or court case.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @ Jag Sankhyan

      I called HPPSC on Saturday which said 10-15 din bad pata karna. Case of provisional candidates was listed on Friday. I do not think result will be declared before its decision ,the matter being subjudious.

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      Prince 2 years ago

      Its already been a very long wait till now and they are still not certain about the date of declaration. I feel they can avoid this mess even if one employee works responsibly in the whole while HAS department.

      Is there any threshold date guys before which it is compulsory for them to declare result?

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Prince

      You are right . There should be a fixed date for every stage as is done by UPSC but unfortunately it is not so.

      How was your pre this time . Please share your experience.

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      Prince 2 years ago

      Heard a lot of criticism about the answer key but I did not try to go deep into it. I think I'll wait for the revised key to assess my marks.

      Right now I am very disappointed by the attitude of commission towards the candidates. They repeat the same year after year. At least they should provide a fixed date, be it late.

      Thanks for your time and regular updates on the forum. Let's hope for the beat outcome from tomorrows hearing. All the beat for result everybody.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag

      Any news about today's hearing?

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender,

      None of the candidates was present in court today. So not clear what transpired today.

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      nishant 0010 2 years ago

      Chemistry Case dismissed

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      Prince 2 years ago

      More details Nishant? Curious to know. :)

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      nishant 0010 2 years ago

      Namskar Prince ji.......i saw it on high court's website.Detailed info.is not available.....

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      Surender 2 years ago

      Called Commission today. Said result will be out after 15-20 days.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender & others,

      Do any of you have any information about the verdict in case - Poonam Kumari Thakur Vs the HPPPSC regarding HPAS (mains) evaluation and consequent stay order by the Hon'ble SC of India specifically?

      Sad to hear that the case was dismissed. Why syllabus? Why don't they simply write entire Phy/ Chem/ His/Psy.

      Please also share and tell me the response to Ashish Bhattacharaya's RTI query regarding appointment of the Chairman, the HPPSC and alleged violation of precedents and norms.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag

      In Poonam Kumari Case Hon'ble Supreme Court has stayed operation of Hon'ble HC order and has asked Poonam Kumari to file reply to the pleas of HPPSC.

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      Abhinav thakur 2 years ago

      @surender

      Dear sir

      If u could plz elaborate hon'ble supreme court verdict on poonam thakur case.

      Can I consider it as necessary and mandated to evaluate answer scripts of mains by 3 examiners and it is binding upon hppsc.

      Plz throw more light on this case and also tell case no. In hp high court as well the case no. Of aforesaid case im supreme court.

      Your reply is solocited.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Abhinav Thakur

      You may see The Tribune dated 13 June ,2014 for details.

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      theseeker 2 years ago

      Too generic.

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      Prince 2 years ago

      So there are 2 parts of that HC judgement..one that the sheets be checked by 3 experts and another that commission will display marks on the website. Now apparently both these aspects have been stayed. I don't think that result can be declared till the stay order is revoked. Right?

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Prince

      I do not think so. Only impact of the judgement would be that the commission will not be under compulsion to comply Hon'ble HC order till further orders of the Apex Court . Result has not been stayed. It seems the result has been withheld due to provisional candidates'case.

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      Prince 2 years ago

      You are logically correct. Hope it gets closed on next hearing.

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      Abhinav Thakur 2 years ago

      @ ALL

      Judgement in case of tentatively admitted candidates in HPAS MAINS 2012 is reserved by Hon'ble High Court of H.P.

      Chances of the decision against the tentatively admitted candidates are contemplated by Advocates.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Abhinav Thakur

      Judgement of the case will be released next week most probably and hopefully Mains result will be declared subsequently.

      What is the basis of advocates' speculation regarding the decision going against the provisionally admitted candidates?

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      Prince 2 years ago

      Date has not been mentioned on the HC website. I guess its going to be Thursday as always. Some hope finally.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Prince

      Pl. tell where to locate the judgement on HC website.

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      Prince 2 years ago

      Go to 'case status' sub menu, search by case number, just enter 8939 and select 2013 in 'year' field. Details will open up and below is link to order/judgements.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      thanks a lot.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Prince

      Its not opening for want of case type.

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      max 2 years ago

      Hello friends,

      This is a very nice platform to discuss about hpas developments.can anyone please inform what was the category wise cutoff for hpas mains last year? This waiting period for mains results is turning out to be very agonising..

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      Prince 2 years ago

      Case type CWP.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Prince

      Thanks. I could locate it now.

      @Jag

      Nothing heard from you for so many days.

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      swathi r a 2 years ago

      sir ,i am B.E 1st year student but,iwant to do mbbs so, i want write competitive exames once again so, plz suggest me to crack competitive exames without affecting my B.E studies , PLZ...............

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      Prince 2 years ago

      Any updates about the date of judgement?

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender,

      Result will be out within 2-3 days as per the HPPSC. It means that the judgment will be delivered in 1-2 days. The process may be over in July itself.

      @ Max, category-wise cutoff marks last year are as under:-

      GEN- Highest- 573, Cutoff-504

      SC. - Highest-554, Cutoff-429

      ST - Highest-517, Cutoff -384

      OBC- Highest- 526, Cutoff-416.

      Cutoff after viva- voce:

      GEN- Highest- 668, Cutoff- 611

      S C. - Highest-614, Cutoff-532

      ST. - Highest- 609, Cutoff-559

      OBC-Highest- 614, Cutoff-585.

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      Abhinav Thakur 2 years ago

      Dear sir

      Process of hpas 2012 may be completed by August. As per interview schedule placed in hppsc website there will be no interviews for hpas for the month of july.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Abhinav Thakur,

      You are right. I had not seen the interview schedule for July but had commented on the basis of last year when the process was within 15 days after declaration of mains result.

      How do you speculate about this year mains cutoff and your expected score ?

      Please discuss all subjects including GS and Essay if possible.

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      max 2 years ago

      @jag sankhyan

      thank you brother for this information..

      What marks do you expect in this mains? Though speculation is difficult for optionals but we can be confident on essay and gs...

      I think my essay and gs paper went quite nicely as compared to last year..but sociology and pub ad depends on examiner!

      hoping to cross the 500 marks barrier....what about you, any speculation on cutoff?

      Others too please join the discourse..

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      Surender 2 years ago

      Provisional candidates case judgement to be announced tomorrow at 10 AM sharp.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender,

      Thanks, that's great news. Whatever be our result is not of much consequence. At least we can concentrate on next mains preparations.

      @ Max,

      It may appear ridiculous to all, any candidate scoring 460 have a chance to face the interview board.

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      max 2 years ago

      @jag sankhyan

      maybe u r right as there is an increase in number of seats than last year, but still 460 is bit too low I think, 475 to 480 may be the magic number this year. Bas result aa jaaye yaar, wait karte karte sadiyaan ho gayi!

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      Abhinav Thakur 2 years ago

      @Jag Sankhyan

      Dear sir,

      My optionals were pub ad and geography. This was my 3rd consecutive appearance in mains of hpas and every time I surprised to see result and marks. Last year also I am failed to clear mains and surprisingly got only 140 marks in geography, in which iwas expecting 200+.so bro I can't say about hppsc.

      RTI filing helped me to see my answet scripts last year but still I was unsatisfied.

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      Abhinav Thakur 2 years ago

      @All

      Wat abt today's HC JUDGEMENT?

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      Surender 2 years ago

      Judgement has been pronounced. Not clear about the details.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ all

      It means the result will be out by the evening.

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      Abhinav Thakur 2 years ago

      @All

      The case disposed off.

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      Prince 2 years ago

      One can still expect delay from a lazy organisation that HPPSC is. But still by the end of this week it should be out in any case. I am regularly checking both HC and HPPSC websites in anticipation.

      I think if result is declared commission can conduct interviews in July itself because they can amend the schedule as per their convenience.

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      Prince 2 years ago

      In the Chemistry case HC had ruled that it cannot overrule expert advice. The same thing might have happened this time as well. I think the commission itself picks experts. Its sad if the candidates deserve justice and don't get it.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      It is learnt that petitions of some candidates who did not file objections have been dismissed and in case of others Commission has been asked to take a review .

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      Abhinav Thakur 2 years ago

      @Prince

      Dear Sir,

      As far as my wit and wisdom says, it is not possible to conduct the viva voce in month of July. It will be in August only.

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      Abhinav Thakur 2 years ago

      Dear Surinder,

      Do you have any idea how many candidates are in-principle affective by this judgement?

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Abhinav

      No idea. But there are 15 petitions in all.

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      Abhinav Thakur 2 years ago

      @surinder

      Dear Sir

      I think 20 petitions and 37 candidates are affected.

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      Prince 2 years ago

      When I called they said result within a week. Now I suspect that they may delay it till next week. :(

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      max 2 years ago

      @prince

      one more week!! :-(

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender,

      I read the judgment yesterday. All petitions met the same fate. Those were summarily dismissal. There is no question of result being delayed for an another week. Perhaps the HPPSC is waiting for the written copy of judgment which will be available today. The result has been ready for at least 3 weeks. No amendments will be required after yesterday judgment.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag

      I have also read the newspaper and about the dismissal of all the petitions. Now because there is no review to be done, result of Mains will be out today most probably. Good Luck.

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      Prince 2 years ago

      So its time all of us make a guess of our expected marks?? :P

      I expect 520.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag

      Judgement is available on HC site . All petitions have been dismissed by the single order.

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      Abhinav Thakur 2 years ago

      @all

      Kindly share ur contact numbers, so that, liasioning take place between us and we may share experiences of hpas mains 2012 as well pre and about our knowledge and experience.

      Plz also mention convenient time to contact.

      Well I have done B.Tech in IT from panjab university, chd.

      And, currently employed in UPSC as section officer and trying my best to clear hpas.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @ Prince

      I expect 490-500.

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      aditya 2 years ago

      It is a request to those who ate expecting Mains result, please share the strategy to prepare for mains.

      I have decided as Political science as first optional but I am not very much encouraged by some fellow aspirants.plz guide me.

      Also , out of Geog and Socio , which would be better. I like Socio more but I am afraid about the style of answers. I MEAN Geog is more fact based whereas in Socio u never kniw what the examiner is expecting.

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      Prince 2 years ago

      Any one called them up today? Less possibility for today as its already 3pm. :(

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Aditya

      Pol. Sc. is not very scoring especially the international politics. Study material for this portion is not easily available. Out of Geography and Socio I would suggest Geography keeping in view the succcess rate in the previous years. Moreover sociology is highly general and involves a great degree of subjectivity. Both socio and political science had been my optionals in HPAS 2011. in HPAS 2012 my optionals are Socio and Pub. ad.

      You need about four months' preparation, good study material ,a grasp over current G.K., practice in Essay writing plus lady LUCK.

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      max 2 years ago

      Any chance of result today ? Ab to lag ra hai ki next week hi aaega :-(

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      Abhinav thakur 2 years ago

      @all

      Contact on 0177 2622015 this no is of ms. Sumana chowdhary dealing with hpas mains.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Abhinav Thakur,

      You are absolute right regarding evaluation. It seems the evaluators are superhuman beings from other planet. Perhaps no other candidates suffered as much as the candidates with History optional. Can you believe candidates securing 2,15,17,26 marks after attempting all questions?

      I got 52 and 70 marks in History though I had been expecting 200+ marks. This time it was not possible for me to sustain interest in History, so I changed it in the eleventh hour. We have to admit that luck is supreme in HPAS.

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      Abhinav Thakur 2 years ago

      @jag sankhyan

      Dear sir

      I also admit that I scored 212 in geography inhpas mains 2010 held in 2012 without any good preparation. And in 2011 mains held in 2013 I scored only 140 after preparing very gud and few expected questions also came.

      Simply can't say about hppsc.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ all,

      This waiting period is proving to be hell. Let's divert the topic.

      Do you think that 175+ score will be safe in HPAS 2013 as per the present answer key?

      Do you think the traditional subjects ( geo, his, p.a., socio, pol sc. etc.) will dominate in HPAS 2012?

      Do you agree that HPAS exam has made us legal literate; if not experts?

      Substantiate your answers with suitable examples.....

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      sri 2 years ago

      @all

      I do not think that cut off for prelims will be that low though I myself could not do well in the exam. According to official key I am scoring 204 marks as compared to 246 marks scored last year. Hence I am very much apprehensive this time about the prelims.

      I just hope that I clear mains this time.

      I am very tense regarding both the results Hpas 2013 prelims as well as hpas 2012 mains

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      Prince 2 years ago

      I called up today and they said result in 2 days positively.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag,all

      Inspired by the latest judgement in their favour it seems Psychology questions are not going to be scrapped by the Commission.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender,

      Please read few lines of both judgments-

      "It is the beaten law of land that courts cannot substitute expert opinion......"

      " As the question papers are set by experts/ professors, there is no question on ambiguous questions asked.."

      Yes, your inference is valid.

      At least 2-3 petitioners are contemplating approaching the Apex Court.

      However, this is not an impediment in the way of declaration of results.

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      2 years ago

      Do u know few people came to know their hpas 2012 mains result?

      One of my friend is in.

      Wikileaks by serecy branch of honble commission.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender,

      What about the comments by Mr. Y. Is there selective leakage and manipulation?

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag

      100% agreed. I know a few people who appeared in the interview many times without success getting 60 -65 marks .On the other hand there have been influential candidates getting 126 marks in the interview. There seems a great amount of fixing in the entire process right from Pre to interview.

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      max 2 years ago

      @all

      friends..I hope tommorow is the judgement day....lets c how it goes..after getting knocked out in hppsc mains and upsc mains last year I am getting tensed..I hope everyone waiting for the result would be going through same feelings. What are you doing to allay such things?

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      Abhinav Thakur 2 years ago

      Dear max

      I also face the same tense situation.

      But, I don't know when the almighty will hear us.

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      max 2 years ago

      @ abhinav bhai, let's c kya hota hai...dono tarah k result k liye ready rehna padega. Anyway aaj result aane k kya chances hai?

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      Abhinav Thakur 2 years ago

      @max

      AAj result aane ke 99.9 percent chances hain.

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      Abhinav Thakur 2 years ago

      @all

      Guys wake up and share information, past experiences and all speculations whatever be you have regarding HPAS MAINS.

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      max 2 years ago

      Bhai result k baad hi karenge koi speculation.

      vaise bhi hpas exam mains has become more of a lucky draw...don't know which subjects would be butchered..moreover due to this ambiguity in the declaration of result has hampered the ongoing preparation of upsc . Subsequently there is huge furore over the CSAT . Life of an aspirant is hell these days. Anyone having same thoughts?

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      Abhinav Thakur 2 years ago

      @max

      CSAT WILL BE CONTINUED........................ IN UPSC

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      Prince 2 years ago

      @all

      I called up but the person seems to be in no mood to publish the result today. "Abhi result hi bana rahe hain jb tak nai hoga to kaise bataein kb aega...1-2 din to lag jaenge..."

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      Abhinav Thakur 2 years ago

      @ all

      they really make fool of us.

      May be the commission is waiting for others to file mandamus writ in Supreme court. So that, result will be deylayed for indefinitely.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ all,

      Confirmed news. The result will be declared today. It will be pasted on the notice board in few minutes. By evening it will be available on the official website of the commission.

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      Abhinav Thakur 2 years ago

      @ Jag Sankhyan

      Dear Sir,

      its true that result will be out today only.

      but from where u have got abovesaid information.

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      max 2 years ago

      Butterflies in my stomach :-(

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      Abhinav Thakur 2 years ago

      its really gettin difficult to wait.

      Is anyone in Shimla?

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      Abhinav Thakur 2 years ago

      Result of DI is out

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      max 2 years ago

      Waiting period is taking a toll on me..:(

      Now on to the Lord's test, hoping an indian victory..

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      sri 2 years ago

      @all

      result is out I qualified for interview

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ all,

      Result is available on the website.

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      Prince 2 years ago

      I could not.

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      i am in .Thanks a lot for all your supports throughout.

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      Prince 2 years ago

      Congrats to all those who are in. All the best for the interview. I am still in shock though, can anyone tell me the procedure if I want to see my answer sheets? No hopes but just for my satisfaction. :(

      Plz help.

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      sri 2 years ago

      @all

      can anybody here plz help for interview?

      I want to know about the kind of questions that may be asked in interview.

      Are too many state specific questions asked in interview?

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      sri 2 years ago

      @prince

      thanks a lot man . and hard luck for you buddy. I think to see the answer scripts you need to file rti. but exact procedure is not known to me.

      also answer sheets will be shown only after declaration of final result

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Prince,

      It is sad. Hard luck

      Write an application to the PIO, HPPSS stating the subject matter as' inspection of answer scripts of GS, PA etc.' Attaching Rs 10 IPO. You will be given a date for inspection and asked to submit the remaining fees on the spot depending upon no. of subjects.

      Please do not lose heart. Multiply your efforts for the next mains.

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      sri 2 years ago

      @jag

      can you please provide some information regarding questions asked in interview.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      My result is positive. May I write these words again after final selection.

      All the best for interview to those who qualified and better luck next time to those who could not qualify this time but could know their weak points to overcome them next time to have success .

      @Jag

      How is your result?

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      max 2 years ago

      Got through!

      those who couldn't, my sympathies with them. I have been on the side of failure for last 3 years and I know it sucks. But this is life, we have to gather all our power and prepare for the next coming battle.

      @all

      friends any interview tips please....I have heard that there is heavy nepotism in interview and "influential" candidates have an edge. How much truth is there in this statement?

      and what can a candidate do to become influential in" interview"?

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender, Congrats, you deserved it.

      I am also in.

      Another good news, India wins Lords Test.

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      sri 2 years ago

      @all

      I request all of you to share any information regarding the kind of questions asked in hpas interview. I really have no idea about the questions that may be asked in interview .Hence I am clueless about what to prepare.

      I request especially to surender and jag to shed some light over this issue.That will be of great help to me.

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      Prince 2 years ago

      @sri I don't think its state specific...others might guide you better.

      Looks like I am the only one here who hasn't qualified. But my sincere most wishes for you all to succeed and all you be in the final merit.

      I have now realised luck matters. Last year I had cleared cutoff in general category but I failed in Hindi by 3 marks...what could be more depressing. And now this...

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      @prince 2 years ago

      thanks a lot prince

      and yes you are right in these exams luck matters.I know how painful and disheartening this is for you . But we should keep trying every time and one day we will succeed . I know this is easier said than done but this is the only way to beat bad luck.

      Thanks a lot dost ,my best wishes for you

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      @sri,jag,max,surender,

      Congratalutons to all of you and best of luck for interviews.

      @prince and others who have not qualified,

      Have hunger of success and start preparing with double enthusiasm this time.my best wishes with all of you.I think all of us have tested failures one time or other but how we can bounce back from failures that phenomena separates winners from loosers.

      @prince,

      Thanks a lot for your wishes.

      @jag,

      Special thanks to you.you are really a star of this forum.thanks a ton for

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      @jag,

      Thank a ton for continuously updating about the high court judgement,result,cut offs and more importantly continously invigorating this forum with your aroma and aura.

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      sri 2 years ago

      @akhandbharat

      can you please tell me about the type of questions asked in hpas interview

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      @sri,

      This is my first attempt and first call for interview.sorry I would not be of much help for you.

      But yes we can discuss current affairs of hp,india and the world and if possible can work out on bio data related questions.I think the description should be brief and succint and at max 5 to 6 lines for the discussion of current affairs questions that will help all of us in the interview preparation on this forum.

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      max 2 years ago

      Friends, how many seats are there this time?

      today's amar ujala newspaper says that 106 are selected for interview for 14 posts. Is it true?

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Max

      No it is not true. As per my knowledge there are 21 posts in the general category .

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      max 2 years ago

      @surender

      thanx dear,

      are you from hp? If yes then where? Me from shimla itself.

      Have u made a plan for interview preparation? I think we should start discussion on current affairs from today itself, at least important topics.

      Guys lets start it!

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Akhandbharat,

      Congrats and thanks.

      Hopefully we will undergo training together. And we must continue guiding and helping others even if we were not recommended in the interview.

      @ Sri,

      Please don't get over excited and desperate. Interview is not simply question- answer technique. I had posted my interview questions in this page. What else is required? Please write your query. I will definitely help.

      And please don't think about patronage and nepotism.

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      @jag 2 years ago

      thanks for your response,I am not overexcited but little worried about state specific questions as i am not native of HP. I just want to know whether too many state specific questions are asked in interview,that is the only query I have. I hope you will understand

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Max

      I am from Mandi. I have decided to take 10 days' leave for preparation of interview. I have planned to concentrate on my optionals, Current affairs, Home Distt. Biodata, H.P. ,Newspaper editorials.

      @Jag

      Congrats. Any news about the dates of viva? Please share your plans for preparation as well.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender,

      Thanks,

      Interview will be held in 2nd week of August; may be after 15 the August as per my information.

      @ Max,

      Don't worry, there may be 2-3 questions related to H.P. which will be of general nature not requiring any complicated data. There is no harm saying sorry if you don't know answers. Last year Mr. Sudhakar was not asked even a single state specific question as per his own admission and was awarded handsomely. The situational questions are deciders in my opinion.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      Sorry, my mistake. It should be Sri instead of Max.

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      max 2 years ago

      Thank you jag and surender

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      sri 2 years ago

      @jag

      thanks a lot jag,I really appreciate your help and contribution to this blog

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender,

      I have no specific plan yet. Don't forget to work on your hobbies.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ all, imagine a question for interview:-

      What you would have done or how you would have reacted had you been in river Beas with your group on the tragic day of accident?

      Will we ever be proactive in such cases?

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      Surender 2 years ago

      Some of Ex provisional candidates have filed petition against Hon'ble HC before the Apex Court. It may lead to delay in interview if stay is granted by the Hon'ble Supreme Court.

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      @jag,

      Thanks a lot.yes let's be optimistic about the fact that we will undergo training together and also as an active member of this forum both of us must guide the prospective aspirants of has.

      Regarding the above tragic incident if I would have been ther with my group,first of all I would have called police officials,control room of dam authorities or whatever means like whistling the siren present over there to alert the authorities or locals over there.in the mean time I would have tried to save the drowning friends with the help of locals and if any friends in my group hsve known swimming I would have persuaded to save them by jumping into the water till the reinforcement of authorities come as saving lives should be of utmost priority.

      I think this incident shows the proper lacking of alert system of authorities that when they are releasing water and also shows negligence on the part of accontability and control.the authority andp

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      @jag,

      The authority and power must come with proper responsibilities.there should be fixing of timings of relesing water if that is not possible then there must be proper annoncement by the mobile police vans about the relese of water in advance at regulsr periods and also the danger zone should be clearly demarcated and besides any tourism misadventures and misdemeanours by the tourists near the danger zones of rivers must be stopped by enforcing proper accountability on the part of authorities.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @akhandbharat

      I will reproduce your comments for ready reference

      "Thanks a lot.yes let's be optimistic about the fact that we will undergo training together and also as an active member of this forum both of us must guide the prospective aspirants of has."

      We must have a co-operative attitude on this forum and not the arrogance of above type.

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      @surender,

      This is not the arrogance as the message was directed at jag hence I have written these words.I have always shared my ideas on this forum even in the above question I elaborated my viewpoint to benefit everyone.I want everyone deserving should get this prestigious jobs and especially my heartly wishes that everyone on this forum should get this coveted job.I am here for cooperation and learnings only.

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      @surender,

      This is not the arrogance as the message was directed at jag hence I have written these words.I have always shared my ideas on this forum even in the above question I elaborated my viewpoint to benefit everyone.I want everyone deserving should get this prestigious jobs and especially my heartly wishes that everyone on this forum should get this coveted job.I am here for cooperation and learnings only.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender,

      Thanks for information about the appeal filed in the H' blue SC. But where is the question of alleged " Arrogance" by akhandbharat or me.

      My question may be hypothetical, imaginary or full of errors. The response by Akhandbharat must have been non-sense, but that doesn't invite such harsh words. I feel "getting trained together" was an encouraging phrase to help us motivate in isolation. HPAS is not the end of the world.

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      abc 2 years ago

      Congrats to all who made it to the interview. I hpoe u all enlist in the final merit. All the best!

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      @jag 2 years ago

      any news regarding interview dates

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      @abc 2 years ago

      thanks a lot for ur wishes

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ All,

      As per my information interview shall commence on 18 the August.

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      @abc,

      Thanks a lot for your wishes.

      @jag,

      Thanks a lot for the interview dates.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Akhandbharat,

      The tentative schedule is from August 19 to 29.

      As you might have the information that there are 53 candidates from the general category to be interviewed for 21 posts, the remaining 10 are from the reserve categories who have crossed the general cutoff.

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      @jag,

      I was not knowing the above info. Thanks a lot for this.I hope that there will not be any interview on 24 th august I.e.von upsc pt date.can anybody request for changes in the interview dates after upsc pt?any idea about the tentative cut offs?

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ all,

      Any information about the status of the petition by provisionally admitted candidates in the Supreme Court? Can there be a stay on the interview?

      @ akhandbharat,

      Even if the interview schedule remains unchanged, then too there will be no interview on 24 the August.

      @

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ all,

      Confirmed news - interview from August 19 to 29.

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      max 2 years ago

      @jag

      tbank u very much jag bhai.....

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      Jag,

      Thanks a lot jag bhai for confirmed interview dates.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ akhandbharat, Surender, max, sri,

      Hello brothers, how is your preparation? What are your interview dates?

      I am not preparing in a planned manner. At present I am reading newspapers only. I have decided to concentrate on my present job, home district, current burning issues from newspapers. I have not decided my hobbies yet.

      As per me, in interview what matters most is the presentation in a logical and forceful way.

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      sri 2 years ago

      @jag

      My interview is on 19th august. I am busy collecting all the rquired documents and for interview I am preparing current national and international topics like isis ,conflicts in syria, ukraine etc and also modi visits to bhutan nepal and wto agrrements.

      Also I am preparing disaster management in himachal pradesh

      What is yours interview date?

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag

      Mine is on 20th . I am preparing current GK. I have planned to concentrate on administrative history of HP, home distt.,my current job,optionals in the coming days. Marks in mains are given considerable consideration in the interview. All the best.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ sri,

      My interview is on 26th August but I have no received the interview call.

      You also go through lokpal, look ayukta in HP, issue related with Governors and Leader of opposition as these are issues related to your subject. Also read the economic survey and economic health of HP. The concept of eco tourism may also figure in interview.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender,

      Thanks, heard you after many days.

      Are you sure that the interviewers have our written marks before them?

      If it is so then is it not the violation of secrecy? I think the secretary of the HPPSC should not share marks with members, otherwise the final result will be prepared before the interview.

      Further, why they award 15-20 marks in interview when the candidate can be failed by giving him 60-70?

      Will someone clear the air in this matter?

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      max 2 years ago

      Hello akand, sri , jag , surender.

      nice to hear from you guys. I am reading two newspapers, hindu and the tribune, listening to rstv debates and also a little bit of arnab goswami! Will revise my optionals and one of the hp gk book this week. Rest I am just trying to think logically on different issues and trying to analyse them. For a good interview to occur, we need a lot of luck on the d-day.

      apart from that upsc gs revision aur csat bhi karna pad raha hai :-(

      Jag bhai, I don't think that the interview panel has access to mains marks.

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      @all 2 years ago

      does any of you belong to the state other than himachal pradesh?

      Because I have found out all of the HAS selected in last two years belong to only Himachal Pradesh. Does that mean that candidates who are outsider get less marks in interview.

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      sri 2 years ago

      @all

      does any of you belong to the state other than himachal pradesh?

      Because I have found out all of the HAS selected in last two years belong to only Himachal Pradesh. Does that mean that candidates who are outsider get less marks in interview.

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      @all,

      first of all thanks a lot for sharing your experiences....

      I have not received interview call letter yet,i am preparing on my hobbies like writing poems in hindi,my home state ,current issues,besides situational issues like muzzafar nagar violence,badaun rape case,csat issue,drowning of students in hp,implications of vyapam scandal on other state public service commissions and machinery to handle these issues if you were secretary of state psc etc,my graduation subjects,my work experience and optionals i need to revise a little bit and besides preparing for csat...let's hope everyone on this forum have their brightest day on the d day...

      Sri,

      i belong to other state but it does not matter as long as you have scored fairly in mains and have mental toughness...please be positive...they will judge on your intellect and nothing else but yes slight variations in marks can't be also refuted..i have many examples of guys getting admin services and topping the judicial services from other states...

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      max 2 years ago

      @sri

      Yes, trend goes in the favour of himachali candidates, but no one can stop you from getting into HAS if u have good marks in mains.

      all the best!

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      sri 2 years ago

      @max and akhand

      thanks a lot friends for boosting my confidence

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      aditya 2 years ago

      Anybody here with political science ad optional, plz list the books that u referred to in hpas mains.

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      My interview is on 20 th august.best of luck to all.

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      max 2 years ago

      Hello friends,

      I wanted know that does anyone has an idea of what percenyage of your interview is baseď on himachal questions?

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag

      Will you please tell the order of options that should be given in the form of option.

      Pl. also tell the advertisement no., name of post and item no. to be filled in the attestation form.

      Wish you all the best for the preparation and the interview.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender,

      Advt No V/2012, Post-HPAS, Item no not known.

      Almost all candidates prefer first 3 services in the same order, sometimes exception being the HPS. Rest dependent upon choice. I would like to place BDO and TO at the bottom. Best of luck for 20th Aug.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ max,

      Don't worry. You will be able to express your views on questions related to HP. It is not the test of knowledge. Be positive and best of luck for tomorrow.

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      max 2 years ago

      @jag

      thanx jag bhai for ur motivating words. All the best for ur interview.U r really a star of this forum!

      @all

      Bhaiyon those who get finished with their interviews in the coming days keep updating this thread about the questions asked. Keep the good work going!

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ max,

      Thanks.

      The sooner, the better. I will have to wait for a week for which I have no specific plan or preparation. You may be tested, put to a little bit of stress, induced to bluff. But to remain calm and honest will pay you rich divident. I feel everyone will get decent score. You will come out with flying colours definitely. Best wishes again. Good night.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag

      Thank you very much for the information and guidance.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Max

      Please share your interview experience.

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      max 2 years ago

      @jag

      thank you jag for ur motivating words once again. I too have one week to go for my interview. Its on 28th brother.

      @surender

      there is one week more to go for me brother :-)

      Do share ur experience when its done. I will definitely share on 28th. All the best !

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      Best of luck, Surender.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender, how was your interview? Will you please share the composition of interview board, questions asked, duration, mood etc with us?

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      max 2 years ago

      @akandbharat, sri and surender,

      how has been ur interview friends, can u share the details as asked by jag sankhyan? I hope u all rocked!

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      @all,

      The interview board consists of 4 members,ks tomar andelection commissionernarendra chouhan and other two members my interview was okay.questions asked like opinionpoll,exit poll,trickle down thory,on india performance in england,article 370 etc...overall interview board was cordial..some factual questions like when did mahatama gandhi visited shimla,india bangladesh land boundary agrrement.i will share more details on 24th...my interview went on for 45 minutes.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      Thanks a lot, Akandbharat for the information.

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      max 2 years ago

      Thank u akandbharat!

      hope u find ur name in the sacred pdf!

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      Thanks a lot max and jag for your wishes....wish all of you all the best. I interacted with many interviewees including vikram negi ji tehsildaar...all of them told that told that this time pub ad and socio have donevery well and hasmaximum chances of selection.some of the guys told that the chairman sir makes little variations in the marks of interview as seen in naib tehsildaar exams the highiest was 40 and the lowest was 24...so mains marks can have the major chunk of deciding factor in the final selection...

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      Thanks a lot max and jag for your wishes....wish all of you all the best. I interacted with many interviewees including vikram negi ji tehsildaar...all of them told that told that this time pub ad and socio have donevery well and hasmaximum chances of selection.some of the guys told that the chairman sir makes little variations in the marks of interview as seen in naib tehsildaar exams the highiest was 40 and the lowest was 24...so mains marks can have the major chunk of deciding factor in the final selection...

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      max 2 years ago

      @akandbharat

      thank you for the information friend.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag,Max

      My interview was good. Composition has been discussed by akhand...The board is very very friendly. My interview lasted 30 minutes. They asked about the cause of low Hindu Growth rate, Israel problem, gurudwara conflict, collegium system, my current job, factual questions about H.P. such as who helped to track Shimla Kalka railway tract, when did Shimla became summer capital. Then they asked about the latest book written by Amrtyasen. Most of the candidates were asked questions related to economy. The members are also participating in the discussion. All the best to both of you.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender,

      Thanks a lot, friend.

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      @all,

      Please read highiest as 32 and lowest as 24 out of 40 in naib tehsildaar exam.

      @all,

      When the results are going to be out of this hpas exam?

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      max 2 years ago

      @surender

      thank u bhai. All the best for ur final result!

      @akandbharat

      That is a good piece of information u shared. I think as the interviews get over on 29th, there is no reason to not announce the result within a week.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      It is general trend that the HPPSC declares the result on the last day of interview. So the result must be declared on the 29th August.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag

      They are not asking questions on optionals. Board is also asking about the language in which one wants to speak.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      Drug Inspectors interview ended on 21st and result has been delared on 22nd . We may thus expect the result of HPAS on 30th .

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      TSM 2 years ago

      I had my interview today. Board is really cordial and friendly. Questions are generally asked pertaining to the area of your education or work. No questions on subjects.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      Any idea about cutoff?

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @akhandbharat

      How was your IAS Pre? I could see your thorough knowledge on 20 Aug. All the best for both the exams.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag

      All the best for your inerview. Just enjoy those 30 minutes.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender,

      Thanks a lot.

      @ max,

      My interview was conducted in a friendly manner too. It lasted for about 25 minutes. The questions were related to my hobbies, edu background, present job, rti, JAC, and factual questions about my subject- history. I cannot gauge the mood of the board.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender,

      Thanks a lot.

      @ max,

      My interview was conducted in a friendly manner too. It lasted for about 25 minutes. The questions were related to my hobbies, edu background, present job, rti, JAC, and factual questions about my subject- history. I cannot gauge the mood of the board.

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      max 2 years ago

      @jag

      all the best friend. I feel u will clear the exam.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Max

      All the best.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ max,

      Thanks,

      Wish you a perfect interview and finally selection too.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender,

      I guess a candidate securing 570 should get a post this time. What do you think?

      A 600 score may be good enough to be in the elite HPAS.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag

      I fully agree with you. Last time the merit was quite high (611-673) because of less no. of posts. This time it would be around 570-615. Lets hope that result will be out by 29th evening. Cut off in written last year was 504. This time as per a rumour it is 460.

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      sri 2 years ago

      @jag

      I don't think that 600 may be good enough to get HPAS. Last time 607 was the last score to get post of tehsildar in general category.

      This info I got by interacting with a tehsildar on day of interview.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender and max,

      Thanks for the response,

      On 29th Aug 13 candidates will be interviewed. So there are less possibility unless interview finishes by 3pm.

      Which combination of subjects have chances of a score of 400 or more? Please elaborate.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag

      Candidates were saying that there are 40-45 candidates who have qualified with Pub. ad- Sociology combination. As such candidates with these subjects have more chances to top the merit.

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      max 2 years ago

      Friends, is today the d day?

      Jag, surender, akhand, sri and others it was wonderful to share this journey with u all. Lets hope we make it. Even if we don't, we will remain in contact and clear it next time!

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Max

      Thanks. Lets hope for the best. By the way how was your interview?

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      max 2 years ago

      Hello surender ji,

      interview was good. First 10 minutes of my interview was only on cricket so as to make me comfortable. He then started with ISIS and asked me its genesis, difference between isis and alqaeda, then about the ban on alphonso mangoes, wto issues related to food security, difference between bali stand of upa and present govt stand on food issue. I think I answered these questions to the best of my ability. Then other member asked me about mini lhasa, then tibet issue and a lot of related questions, tourism related questions of hp. These questions were also handled well by me.

      then the other person was an angry man ahnd wanted to confuse me in very simple questions.he asked me about education scenario in india and hp, pisa report. I tried my level best to satisfy him. Last member asked me questions related to my profile.

      The board was very cordiàl. The experience was a good one.

      I totally agree with jag bhai that it is difficult to gauge the mood of the board.

      lets hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      max,Thanks a lot and best of luck to you,surender,jag,sri,tmc for the results.my gut feeling is that today 90 percent chances of resuts.fingers crossed..

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      Surender,

      Thanks.my ias pre was not so good and i was suffering from viral fever for 5 days and still not feeling well.i am scoring around 218.lets see what happens.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @akhandbharat

      May you get well soon so that you are able to celebrate your HPAS result to the fullest.

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      Surender,

      Tanks a lot for your wishes and wish you the same for success.may Ganpati bless us all on this forum with success in has.

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      @all,

      What is the nws about result of has?is it coming tomorrow?

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @akhandbharat

      Will be out today by 7.

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      Surender,

      thanks a lot.really now its very important moments for all of us.

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      max 2 years ago

      Hp commission's website is not opening up. I think the result is being uploaded! All the best guys.....

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      abhi 2 years ago

      when will be...

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      abhi 2 years ago

      when will be result out?

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @All

      Now it is schedule for tomorrow

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      max 2 years ago

      Friends any news for today? Tensed.........

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      Surender 2 years ago

      Fingers crossed. Suddenly chances appear to be dim.

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      Surender,,max

      yes these are moments of anxiety and till the results are announced nothing can be said.i am also feeling little bit nervous.

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      max 2 years ago

      Surender, akhand yes u r right. These are really tensed times. We all have sacrificed many things to get into these services. Its natural to be nervous. I am trying to stabilise myself for the worst scenario. If we get our name in the sacred pdf its good even if we not we will come again with double energy. Though it is easier said than done but our life is accustomed to such scenarios. Anyway, lets hope for the best!

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ all,

      A asked the commission few minutes ago. The reply was- by the evening or on Monday.

      I wonder how long it takes to prepare final result? Has the list been sent somewhere else for final approval or revision?

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      Jag,

      Thanks a lot for the info.lets hope that results be published by today evening only.

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      max 2 years ago

      Thank you jag for this information.fingers crossed

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      Surender 2 years ago

      They say 30-45 minutes more

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ all

      Result declared.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @ All

      Could not make

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      max 2 years ago

      Game over :-(

      Sorry to hear that surender bhai. Anybody from forom selected?

      I am dejected. Congrats to all those who made it.

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      sri 2 years ago

      @all

      I also could not make

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      max 2 years ago

      Jag bhai kaisa raha? And others?

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ max, Surender, max, sri, akkhand,

      I really feel for you. Hard luck.....

      Thanks for your continuous support, I have been recommended for TEHSILDAR.

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      I am recommended for treasury officer.thanks for all your supports.

      Jag

      How is treasury officer post?

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      sri 2 years ago

      @jag,akhandbharat

      my heartliest congratulations to both of you

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      All

      Who are not selected i know that you all people have more capability to come up with flying colours.god has definitely something more for you people

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      Sri,

      thanks a lot for your wishes.i prey that you will succeed next time

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ akhandbharat,

      Congrats friend. The TO is a District Treasury Officer, a prestigious post.

      By the way, what is your real name?

      @ max, Surender, sri,

      I admit HPAS is more a test of luck or chance and less of your intelligence. Wish you good luck for the next time.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag

      Congrats. Thanks for your wishes.

      @akhand

      Congrats Amit.

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      max 2 years ago

      Congrats akhand and jag.....u nailed it friends!

      all the best for ur future and always have that attitude of public service inside you. You have got a chance for these prestigious sevices and u totally deserve it. Thanx for being so helpful on this forum.

      Though I will try to gather myself from this debacle....but somethings are not meant for everyone I suppose :-( . Anyway congratulations to both of u once again. Really happy for u.

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      Jag,

      Thanks a lot.my real name is amit kumar as noted by surender above and i have interacted with him during interview.

      max,

      i can understand the pain but at the same time i am hopeful that you will get has next time...luck and hard luck of course matters but i am hopeful be it surender,you,sri alll have cabalities to reach the zenith of the sky and all will make into it with all your perceiverance and immaculate faith inside you.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender, Max

      Thanks again, friends

      We here on this forum not only got valuable information and knowledge but also shared whatever we had. It was a selfless group.

      I know something is not available for everyone but it is definitely available for both of you.

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      max 2 years ago

      Thank you jag and akhand(amit ji) for your motivating words. Yes I will try my level best this year. Will need ur continuous guidance and support during this period. Thank you brothers......party hard and keep rocking the forum. Do share ur marks when you receive them. My best wishes to both of you in serving this beautiful wonderland! Tc!

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag

      Thanks for lifting my spirits. It was really depressing on Saturday night. But now after your assurance and understanding of the fact that I or everybody gets whatever is destined for him, I am feeling better.

      You really deserved the success and I wish you a very successful and prosperous future.

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      Max,

      Thanks a lot for your wishes.i willl definitely share the marks..i will keep writing answers on this forum...it's a knowledgeable form and we will keep contributing toit.

      Jag,

      whenwill be the training and we will get the call letters?

      Surender,max

      destiny has more for you...you can reap the fruits of destiny with your hands of hard work.inspite of beingfrom other state, i had a faith and i got selected and i have hopes for both ias and has.have faith in you and you will get selected.

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      max 2 years ago

      Thank you akhand,

      yes I am too hopeful for both ias and has. I have restarted upsc mains preparation, though this year I am skeptical of my preliminary exam. What is your take on the cutoff?

      one more doubt, have u joined any test series for upsc mains? Though I am writing answers from insights website since a year but it is difficult to self evaluate the answers. Would you please therow some light on it amit bhai?

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      Max,

      My take off on cut off is from 205 to 212 depnding on toughness,exclusion of deciwion mqking questions and 15 marks and of course more number of students..i have not joined any cowching fortest series but plannning to join vision ias test series.evn synergy test series is good as i had joined it last year and hence plannning for change.i still feel that it alll depends on utilisation of discussions of test series.morover the newspapers importance is increasing day by day in ias.

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      Prince 2 years ago

      Happy for the friends who could make it. Many congratulations and all the best for services. Please be available as visiting faculty to this forum in future as well... :)

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ prince,

      Tkanks a lot my friend. Why as a visiting faculty, we will be available regularly on this forum.

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      max 2 years ago

      @akhand

      thanks amit bhai. I am also thinking to join visionias test series. All the best for ur future endeavours

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      abc 2 years ago

      @jag and akhandbharat

      Congratulations on ur success and best wishes for a bright administrative career.

      As for the rest....lets get down to work again.

      Cheers to the new administrators and to the administrators in waiting!

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @abc

      Heard you after so many days. Thanks. Any news about Pre result?

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @abc

      Heard you afer so many days. Any news about Pre result?

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ abc,

      Thanks a lot.

      @ akhandbharat,

      Some say that training may commence on 15th September.

      But it may just be a speculation.

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      akhandbharat 2 years ago

      abc,

      Thanks a lot.best of luck for the pre and future endeavours.

      Jag,

      i have the info that around 15 sept medical will be done then police verification and then around first week of october training will be started..please enlighten me if there is deviation from the above info.i have also interacted vikram singh has who has done training of tehsildaar previous year and has to undergo training once again for has..

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ akhandbharat

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ akhandbharat,

      Thanks, I didn't have even that much information. Do we all undergo training together and for how much period? Where will training take place? What are other formalities before joining service?

      Please elaborate.

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      addythakur 2 years ago

      CONFIRMED NEWS! HPAS Result will be out by thursday (11th sep)

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Addythakur

      What is expected cut off?

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      rkc 2 years ago

      Hello One & All!

      HPAS Pre 2013 declared just now! Check. What would have been the cut-off for Gen. Category?

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      abhi 2 years ago

      hpas pre 13 result out....

      what's about optional sub?

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      abhi 2 years ago

      syllabus will be same or amended?

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      Surender 2 years ago

      Revised key not there.

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      sri 2 years ago

      @abhi

      syllabus will be amended, the one that is uploaded on syllabi link

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      max 2 years ago

      Jag, surender, akhand, sri and others ,

      bhaiyo want has been the cutoff of mains this year? And also the final cutoff ? Any news on this?

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Max

      No inf. about cut off but topper secured 587 in mains.

      What about pre result?

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      max 2 years ago

      @surender

      587 in mains is awsm yaar!

      pre to ho gaya bhai ab ek mahine mai mains hai.

      Aapka kaisa raha ?

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      Surender 2 years ago

      Nahin hua.

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      max 2 years ago

      Sorry to hear that surender bhai :-(

      are you in job at present?

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ Surender,

      It's sad to hear this.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @ Max

      Yes, I am in allied services but want to be in proper HAS.

      @Jag

      Yes, but has to be accepted. Thanks

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      max 2 years ago

      @surender

      ok that's very good! You will come into has one day!

      by the way, if it is not a problem can u tell which service r u working in?

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      addythakur 2 years ago

      no idea abt cut off. Called hppsc office thos mrng. They said cut offs will ne disclosed after entire process is over.

      But the frightening thng is that the mains is just after 30 days and I have not even collected books.

      called nimbus ias coaching chandigarh and they told me that it is impossible for them to make students prepare in one month. So they can't give any coaching this time.

      I feel guilty as I was getting around 258 in prelims but I still waited for pre result to be out before starting preparation for Mains.

      This is my first mains and I have no idea abt how to approach the exam. Please guys help me.

      Help me regarding books , optionals, mains answer writing style tips, english , hindi and essay prep books, and any other specific tips for Mains.

      I am thinking abt Socio and political science as my optionals. But I am very much being discouraged by everybody abt Pol science as anoptional and recommending me PUB AD in place of Pol science. . But I am very much interested in pol science and looking at previous years papers , I feel I can manage Pol science better than Pub Ad. I request all the experienced persons who have taken up Mains with Political science or Pub Ad as an optional to guide me that is there any reason for taking up Pub Ad and not Political science.

      All other tips and comments for Mains prep are welcomed.

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      anonymous 2 years ago

      any news about agitating against main exams being conducted next month ? many first timers are still unsure about selection of optional subjects.

      the trend was to conduct exams in February March. since there was no prior intimation or calendar, is it not worth fighting ???

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      addythakur 2 years ago

      lets all those or a majority of those who have qualified pre write a common letter to HPPSC for extension of Mains date

      please reply with here if you are with me. lets count the number and then decide.

      please reply with your roll number and name.

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      addyThakur 2 years ago

      POLITICAL SCIENCE vs PUBLIC AD as an optional

      someone please guide..

      And also tell me the related books.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Max

      I'll let you know in October .

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      max 2 years ago

      @surender

      ok brother. I respect that :-)

      @Addythakur

      optional subject should purely be selected on your personal opinion and your love for that subject. You should not get discouraged by any of the stupid notions regarding the marks that subject is being accorded. We never know which subject will earn more marks this year or next year. There are toppers from every combination of subjects in the final list. Allwe can do is prepare with sheer hard work and expect the luck to favour us. So selectthe subject and work hard. Don't worry about outcomes , resut will take care of itself.

      this is my personal opinion and I may totally be wrong. All the best!

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      Surender 2 years ago

      Revised key is on commission's website.

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      addythakur 2 years ago

      Thanks @surender

      btw have u ever appeared in mains or this was ur first pre attempt

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Addy

      I appeared in Mains twice. This time I appeared in interview but could not get selected. I had Pub ad and sociology as my optionals. I am waiting for the detailed marks.

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      max 2 years ago

      @surender, jag , others

      can you please suggest how to score maximum marks in the 70 marks objectives in mains gk? Is there any particular source for that?

      moreover, what is the best source for those 20 marks hp objective questions.

      I am never able to score high in those 70 marks . In both my mains I could only score 35 correct. This is one of the possible reasons I didn't found my name in the final list. Please address this doubt.

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      Jag Sankhyan 2 years ago

      @ all,

      Despite repeated attempts, my comments are not being posted in this forum.

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      addythakur 2 years ago

      @surender Sorry to hear that and I hope u make it next time.

      Can u give me list of books u referred for Sociology.

      and wht shud be the word limit for 30 marks questions?

      Also, please tell me if there is anything to know about Mains pattern or Mains Exam writing tip for first timers.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Addy

      I referred to Introduction to Sociology by Vidyabhushan, Indian Society by Ram Ahuja, S. Kapila Publication graduation books.

      For 30 marks question 5-6 pages (in medium font) are sufficient.

      Writing mains needs time management i.e. you should try to write an answer in 30 minutes and then move to next one . Equal treatment to each question helps in getting more marks. GOOD LUCK.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag

      Your comments are light of this forum. Pl. try to write your comments on PC instead of mobile .

      In the revised key our representations do not seem to have considered.

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      Anjaan 2 years ago

      @ Surender,

      It is very disappointing to miss by few marks. The cutoff is around 195 this time. It's unfortunate that our genuine objections were not considered.

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      Anjaan 2 years ago

      @ max,

      For 1 mark 70 questions I read Wonderland and Ravi Kant Garg for HP and Manorama Year Book supplemented by other source depending on time available. It is wise to concentrate more on optionals. If we try to devote more time on GS, we end up adding 5- 10 marks at the cost of optionals in the short time period.

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      addythakur 2 years ago

      pLZ help me with some queries:

      1. there are two syllabus links on the HPPSC site. which syllabus to follow for mains ?

      2. Also, please tell me whether the english and hindi are of qualifying nature or their marks are added ?

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Anjaan

      I am securing 293 as per the revised key . Had the commission considered only one question , I could have appeared in Mains.

      @Max

      I prefer to read Arihant Publication GS book for GS and Balokhra for HP. CSR for current affairs.

      @Addy

      New syllabus.

      They are of qualifying nature. You have to secure 40 in each and min. 45% aggregate in Hindi and English.

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      max 2 years ago

      @anjaan

      thank u brother for sharing ur wisdom. Yes u r right we can't increase our marks in gk more than a limit. Optionals have to be done in this short span. What in ur opinion is a good score in gk paper and essay?

      @surender

      so much discrepancy in two keys! Its really unfortunate man.

      thank u for ur reply. Can u also give ur input on what can b a good score in gk and essay? Thanks

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      addy 2 years ago

      I wasted half my day in searching for last years mains question paper in almost all famous book stores of chandigarh but cannot find any.

      please help me if anyone has any idea about previous years question paper of Socio and Political science or u know of any weblink of the papers.

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      Anjaan 2 years ago

      @ max,

      In GS and Essay 85+60 is a very good score. In my opinion, a 500 score in mains will definitely give you a seat this time too.

      I am Jag Sankhyan. As said earlier, my comments were not posted in this forum so I took recourse to other name.

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      Anjaan 2 years ago

      @ max,

      In GS and Essay 85+60 is a very good score. In my opinion, a 500 score in mains will definitely give you a seat this time too.

      I am Jag Sankhyan. As said earlier, my comments were not posted in this forum so I took recourse to other name.

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      Anjaan 2 years ago

      @ Addy, you can find some of papers by searching HPPSC syllabus and previous question papers on official website of commission. Or refer to HG Publications booklet on Main question papers.

      @ Surender, I really feel for you. Reaching so close and then failing to qualify is disheartening. Surely, it also raises a question mark on the credibility of commission.

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      addy 2 years ago

      @anjaan

      even hg publication book does not hv last years papers.

      if someone has last years papers plz mail me.

      @surender

      bhai u apperaed for mains last year with socio as optional, can u send me the scan or image of the question paper.

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      max 2 years ago

      @jag(anjaan)

      thank you brother . I wil keep on bothering u this year as I don't want to b left behind this time.

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      Surender 2 years ago

      @Jag

      Nice to read your valuable comments again.

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      abhi 2 years ago

      my score according to revised key is 235.

      this is my second mains

      i want clarification about syllabus whether old or amended. please reply

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      addy 2 years ago

      Someone plz share last years mains question paper

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      Ajay Rana 2 years ago

      You can get prepared for various competitive exams by just playing free online general knowledge quiz and puzzles only at http://gkquiz.co.in/

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      max 2 years ago

      @jag, akhand, surender, sri..

      Friends kisiko marks pata chale? Any news regarding selection cutoff?

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      sri 2 years ago

      @max

      no I did not get the marksheet yet

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