Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) has decided to adopt the final draft of micro-level syllabus to switch to IAS exam pattern that was approved by the state cabinet last week. The pattern would come into force from 2017.
According to TNN, HPPSC chairman K S Tomar, who presided over the meeting in Shimla on Monday, said the commission also approved sample papers of new syllabus.
He said in preliminary examination, there would be two papers of 200 marks each, one of general studies and another of aptitude. Minimum 33% qualifying marks have been fixed for aptitude test. Merit for qualifying preliminary exam would be on the basis of marks obtained in general studies paper.
Main examination would include English and Hindi papers of 100 marks each with minimum 40% qualifying marks and three papers of general studies of 200 marks each, one paper of English essay (100 marks) and paper 1 and 2 of optional subjects (200 marks).
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