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  • Eligibility:
    1. The officers of all other departments appointed to the gazetted services of the State of H.P. by promotion or by direct recruitment or by any other method (other than technical officers declared by the State Government under clause(x) of rule 3, in relation to whom the provisions contained in part V-A are applicable shall be eligible to appear in the departmental examination prescribed for that service under these rules.
    2. The application for appearing in the departmental examination shall be forwarded to the Secretary by the Head of Department concerned who will certify eligibility of the officer concerned.
  • Papers for the examination: The papers for the departmental examination and the maximum marks allotted to each paper shall be as under :

Sr. No.


Maximum Marks


Financial Administration



Hindi (W-60,O-40) 



Respective Department Paper-3



Respective Department Paper-4



Respective Department Paper-5


  • Exemption :
    1. The exemption may be granted by the Government in consultation with commission for reasons to be recorded in writing in accordance with these rules.
    2. A gazetted officer on the attainment of 55 years of age shall not be required to appear in the departmental examination prescribed under rules 36 of the said rules, as amended from time to time for the purpose of crossing the efficiency bar next due and confirmation in the service. However the gazetted officer shall have to pass the departmental examination for the purpose of further promotion even after the attainment of the age of 55 years till the date of superannuation.
    3. The officers who have qualified the departmental examination in whole or in part prescribed under any other rules before the notification of these rules, shall not be required to qualify the whole or in part of the examination as the case may be.
    4. The officers who have passed Hindi examination in matriculation or equivalent or above either as an elective subject or optional or have qualified the same in the competitive examination conducted by the HPPSC or UPSC will not be required to qualify the same.
    5. The officers of the Finance Department who have qualified SAS examination may be exempted by the Finance Department in pursuance of sub-rule (1) from appearing in such paper(s) which are included in the SAS examination.
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