HP Public Service Commission Examination is one that has undergone significant changes in
the last few years. Mere conceptual understanding is not enough and aspirants are expected to have
evolved critical thinking skills and an ability to apply the learned concepts in a constructive
manner. Considering the competition and vast syllabus, there is no doubt that HPPSC exam
preparation cannot be done without some essential books. It is such a broad based and tough exam
that students often struggle for sourcing the relevant, authentic and effective reading material
across multiple sources. Covering the entire spectrum of syllabi for the exam is a race against time
and despite the best preparation one is never too sure of the final outcome. Hence, our goal is to
equip serious aspirants by providing a comprehensive series of pedagogically enhanced book based
on years’ of test-prep content development expertise.
“Success Master” is a comprehensive guide to HP Public Service Commission Examination.
The main aim of this book is to make sure that aspirants do not waste their attempts due to lack of
As we all know, well formulated strategy along with optimum time management is the only
two ladders for any competitive exam. An important thing to remember is that for this exam it is
not just enough to remember information but to understand the concepts as well. Therefore instead
of memorizing facts and figures, conceptual clarity in needed.
“Success Master” is designed as per the pattern followed by HPPSC. Quality of study
material has been maintained as per the quality of HPPSC examination.
Disclaimer: Though sufficient research has been done before coming up with study material, there is
every chance of error. We keep updating the material when we get better/convincing inputs. All the
HP Public Service Commission Examination Preparation
1.1 How to prepare for HP Public Service Commission Examination
1.2 How should a fresh candidate approach the exam?
1.3 Studying while doing a job
2.1 The functions of the Designated Officer
2.2 Syllabus for the post of Designated Officer, Class-I (Gazetted) in the Department of Health and Family Welfare, HP
3.1 Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, General English and Food Laws in India 16
3.2 General Polity and General Economy 35
3.3 General Knowledge of Himachal Pradesh 69
3.4 General Knowledge of National and International Affairs 83
3.5 How to Prepare for Interview 106
HP Public Service Commission Examination Preparation
4.1 How to prepare for HP Public Service Commission Examination
4.2 How should a fresh candidate approach the exam?
4.3 Studying while doing a job
Before anyone starts playing a game, he would like to know the rules of the game and
that is sportsmanship. Similarly in any competitive exam, understanding the nature of the exam is
very critical. The preparation will be more focused when you know exactly what the Examination
expects rather demands from you. Remember at every stage of your preparation that this
examination is relative. You only need to be better than the other aspirants to get a final place in the
merit list. Preparing for an exam can be stressful and time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be! By
doing a couple simple things ahead of time, you can ensure that you are confident and ready for
anything the test throws at you.
There will be an objective type (Multiple Choice Questions) screening test of one paper consisting of 100 questions of 2 hours duration as below:
|1.||Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, General English and Food Laws in India (08+08+09+05) respectively = 30 questions||30 Marks|
|2.||General Polity and General Economy (15+15 ) = 30 questions||30 marks|
|3.||General Knowledge of Himachal Pradesh (20 questions)||20 marks|
|4.||General Knowledge of National and International Affairs (20 questions)||20 marks|
(Source: Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006)
At one or another instance everyone has to be fresher. As a fresher one first of all go through the notification of the exam but must not be panic by seeing the columns of syllabus. The
Competitive Examination is highly stressful and pressurizing. It is, in fact, testing the mental strength of the candidate. The Govt. officer in the Indian context has to deal with very complex and
testing situations. So, the exam structure and the process are aimed at preparing the candidates for the same. Therefore, take the process as a learning experience.
A fresh aspirant comes with the idea that he has to do some hi-funda preparation and be like a scholar in the subjects. He starts his preparation on a high note and works hard in the
beginning. For each topic, he tries to do maximum and best preparation. In the process, he reads all the textbooks and the coaching material available in the market. Some spend 2-3 days on each topic and prepare 10-15 pages of notes. Gradually, he feels exhausted and the momentum slows down.
Due to this approach, he is not able to complete the syllabus. So, he goes for a selective study as the exam nears. Now the pressure becomes unbearable, as on one hand he has not completed the
syllabus and on the other hand he prepared so many notes for each topic that revision becomes impossible within a short time. People have a funny idea that competitive exams can be cleared
only in multiple attempts. So, the aspirant starts succumbing to pressure and convinces himself that it is only his first attempt and, therefore he can prepare better next time. Though the exam
demands hardwork from the aspirant, it should be “intelligent hardwork” and not just hardwork.
Every fresher should analyse the nature of the exam thorough perusal of job profile and analysis of the previous year’s papers. Be determined to clear the exam in the first attempt.
The stress during preparation cannot be avoided; you will have to learn how to manage stress. There are no hard and fast rules for stress management. It is individual specific and has to be
developed on your own based on observation.
A new aspirant should keep in mind the following points:
1. Do not be in a hurry to buy all the material available in the market. Be selective and choose
only the best, based on advice of right seniors.
2. Establish good relation with the teachers and take complete advantage of their experience.
3. Select the coaching centers carefully after enquiring from various sources. Do not merely go
by the advertisements.
4. Remember always that you are going to have a tough period in near future. So plan your
study and try to work it out within schedule. Keep working hard right from the beginning
without any distractions.