Chairman HP Public Service Commission said on Friday that all the stake holders have been informed through Commission’s website about decision of Commission to finalise and upload the new HAS (Himachal Administrative Services) Allied Combined Services pattern of examination.

It is now on the analogy of Civil Services Examination of UPSC (Union Public Service Commission), which is being implemented with effect from January, 2017.

The syllabi for main examination was finalised by more than thirty experts, which was approved by state government.

The Chairman said that Commission had earlier decided to keep two optional subject papers (Paper VII & VIII) of 100 marks each, which was aimed at creating a level playing field.

“After discussing this issue within HPPSC and with other State Public Service Commissions, it is now proposed to have only one optional subject paper of two hundred marks,” he said.

Tomar said that the syllabus of optional subject papers of HAS Allied Combined Services Exam will not be changed. Candidates would be now required to prepare for only one optional subject Paper (on the basis of combined syllabus of two optional subject papers).”

The sample question paper of new pattern of one optional subject (Political Science) has been uploaded on HPPSC website (, which will give an idea about the pattern of Question Papers. Gradually, sample question papers of other subjects will also be uploaded on HPPSC website.