Overview

Scheme of Examination:

1. Preliminary Examination: The preliminary examination shall be an objective type examination consisting of the following three papers of 100 Marks each:-

Civil Law-I
Civil Law-II
Criminal Law

Each paper shall be of one-hour duration and the examination in all the three papers shall be held on the same day. The syllabus for the preliminary examination shall be the same as provided for Paper-I to III for the Main examination. The preliminary examination will be held on 02/03/2018.

The result of preliminary examination will be declared on 15-03- 2018 and shall be published and also displayed on official website of the Commission. No individual intimation shall be given to the candidates

Centres of Examination: The Preliminary Examination will be held at SHIMLA and DHARAMSALA in Kangra District (if adequate Nos. of candidates opt for Dharamsala centre).

Eligibility Criteria/ Skills Required:

Essential Qualifications: a) As on fifth of January, 2018, a candidate must be a holder of degree in Law as recognized by the Bar Council of India. b) A candidate must be a citizen of India.

Desirable Qualification: The knowledge of customs, manners and dialects of Himachal Pradesh and suitability for appointment in the peculiar conditions prevailing in the State of Himachal Pradesh.

Pay Scale : Rs. 27,700 - 44,770/-

Age Limit: A candidate must have attained the age of 22 years but must not be more than 35 years of age as on the last date prescribed for receipt of applications in the Commission’s Office i.e. 5th January, 2018.

Examination Fee: The candidates are required to pay a fee either by depositing the money in any branch of PNB by cash or by using Visa / Master Card/ Credit / Debit Card. The detail of fee for respective categories is as under:-

General / Gen. P.H., Unreserved Category - Rs.400/-.

SC/ST/Other Prescribed Reserved Category Of H.P. - Rs.100/-.

Candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs.400/- for General Category / General P.H. and Rs.100/- for S.C. / S.T. / OBC of H.P. by cash at any branch of Punjab National Bank, through a e-challan generated through the website or by using Visa / Master Card /Credit / Debit Card.

Pay By Cash: The candidates who opt for “PAY by CASH” mode, should print the system generated e-Challan of Punjab National Bank after applying online for the post through Commission’s website, and Transaction No., Branch Code and date of Receipt given by the PNB on candidate’s copy of e-Challan are required to be updated before the last date in the same Login ID in the Fee Details link.

Through Credit/ Debit/ Visa Card/Master Card :  The candidates can also pay requisite amount of application fee through Credit/ Debit Card only. Payment Gateway accepts Debit and Credit Cards from VISA and Master Card of any Bank.

How to Apply?:

Interested candidates should apply Online.

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About Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission

Himachal Pradesh attained statehood on 25th January, 1971. Prior to this date, the function of Public Service Commission in respect of the civil services and posts in connection with the affairs of the Union Territory of Himachal Pradesh were being discharged by the Union Public Service Commission under Article 315 of  the Constitution of India. It was, therefore, incumbent on the State to have its own Public Service Commission. However, since a State Public Service Commission could be constituted simultaneously with the attainment of Statehood, the Union Public Service Commission, on a request from the Governor of the State of Himachal Pradesh with the approval of the President of India, agreed to serve the needs of Himachal Pradesh till the establishment of a Public Service Commission for the State or for a period of three months from 25th January, 1971 whichever was earlier.

The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (Members) Regulations, 1971 were notified by the Governor of Himachal Pradesh on 8th April, 1971 by virtue of the power vesting in him under Article 318 of  the Constitution of India. These Regulations, prescribed that the Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission would consist of a Chairman and two Members to be appointed by the Governor.