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HSSC Syllabus: Exam Pattern and Syllabus for Haryana SSC


HSSC Syllabus 2021: The Haryana Staff Selection Commission conducts recruitment drives every year for various posts such as Clerk, Patwari, Canal Patwari, Sub Inspector, Constable, Craft Instructor, Computer Instructor, and Lab Assistant. HSSC has released notification for a direct recruitment drive for the 534 posts of (PGT Sanskrit)‐ H.E.S.‐II (Group‐B Services). Candidates preparing for 534 posts of PGT Sanskrit recruitment drive 2021 or other HSSC exams must fully understand the HSSC syllabus and exam pattern.

Candidates will have an opportunity to participate in this recruitment drive by filling out the online application form from 16.02.2021 to 03.03.2021 till 11.59 p.m. HSSC Syllabus consists of topics from various subjects – General Awareness, Reasoning, Mathematics, Science, Computer, English, Hindi, and other relevant subjects as applicable for the post. This article will provide you with a detailed HSSC syllabus and exam pattern.

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HSSC Syllabus 2021: Overview Of Exam

Before getting into the results for HSSC Syllabus 2021, let us have a look at the overview of the HSSC exam mentioned below:

Exam Conducting bodyHaryana State Selection Commission (HSSC)
Exam LevelState Level
Job TypeGovernment Job
Application ModeOnline
Selection ProcessWritten Test, Interview/ Document Verification
Mode of ExamCBT (Online) or OMR Based (Offline)

HSSC Syllabus 2021: HSSC Exam Pattern

Before we get into the details of HSSC Syllabus, let’s take a look at the HSSC exam pattern. The exam pattern and syllabus are similar for various posts of HSSC.

The selection process involves the following:

Written Exam90
Socio-Economic Criteria and Experience10
  • Time Duration: A total of 90 minutes are allotted to complete the test.
  • Mode of the HSSC Exam: The exam will be either be conducted in online mode i.e. computer-based test or in offline mode.
  • Type of Questions: MCQs (Multiple choice questions) will be asked. The date, time, and place of the examination will be mentioned in the admit card.

HSSC Syllabus 2021: Subjects

The different subjects in HSSC exam are as under:

  • Part – I: 75% of the questions will come from General Awareness, Reasoning, Maths, Science, Computer, English, Hindi, and concerned or relevant subject as per the post.
  • Part – II: 25% of the questions will be based on History, Current Affairs, Literature, Geography, Civics, Environment, Culture, etc. of Haryana.

Let’s look at the syllabus of each of the subjects for PART I mentioned below.

HSSC Syllabus 2021: General Awareness

The important topics for HSSC General Awareness are:

General Knowledge
History – Facts about Harappa Civilization, Vedic culture, Name of the Kings who built important ancient Temples and Institutions like Nalanda, Chronology of Medieval India and their important systems, India’s freedom movement and their leaders
Geography – India and its neighboring countries, Famous Seaport and Airport and their location, Important institution of world and India and their locations like BRICS, World Bank, IMF, and RBI, etc
Economy – Terminology of Budget (like National Income, GDP, Fiscal Deficit and many more), Five Year Plan and its importance, Famous persons in the economy, Institutions and their importance like RBI, SEBI, etc
Polity – Supreme Court, Meaning of Write, Election of President and his functions, Important constitution bodies like CAG, Facts about parliament, Fundamental Duties, Governor and his functions, State legislature, Major Constitutional amendments and their importance, Official Language, Emergency Provisions, National political parties and their symbols
General Science
Biology – Important Inventions and their inventor, Important and Interesting facts about human body parts, Nutrition in Animals and Plants, Diseases and their causes like Bacteria, Viruses and Protozoa, Last four chapter of NCERT of Class 12th for environment
Chemistry – Chemical Properties of Substance and their uses, Chemical Name of Important substances like Plaster of Paris, etc., Chemical Change and Physical Change, Properties of Gases, Surface Chemistry, Chemistry in Everyday life
Physics – Important inventions and their inventor, S.I. units, Motion, Sound, Light, Wave, Energy, Electricity
Current Affairs
Current Affairs (National & International); Sports; Awards and their importance; Politics; Finance and Banking sector; Population Census; Important Books and their writers; State Animals and Symbols; Name of the Scientist who got Noble prize for important discoveries; Important Days; Important Inventions and their inventor

HSSC Syllabus 2021: Mathematics

The topics are based on high-school level, Elementary Mathematics:

Number System, Fractions and Decimals, Square roots, Percentage, Profit, Loss and Discount, Ratio & Proportion, Average, Partnership Business, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Mixture and Alligation, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Probability, Permutation and Combination
Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations
Quadrilaterals, Triangle and its various kinds of centers, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Regular Polygon, Right Prism & Hemispheres, Circle and its chords, tangents, Angles subtended by chords of a circle, Common tangents to two or more circles, Right Circular Cone, Sphere, Cylinder, Right Circular Cylinder, Regular Right Pyramid with Triangular base or Square base, Rectangular Parallelepiped
Two-dimensional (2D) and Three-dimensional (3D) Mensuration
Degree and Radian Measures, Trigonometric Ratios, Complementary Angles, Standard Identities, Height and Distance
Data Interpretation
Table, Pie-Chart, Bar Graphs & Diagram

HSSC Syllabus 2021: Reasoning

This is, basically, a test of reasoning and analytical skills. The important topics for this section are as below:

Analogy (both word-based and numerical), Odd pair (both word-based and numerical), Classification, Missing characters
Coding-Decoding, Symbols, Mathematical Operations
Seating arrangement (Linear and Circular), Blood relations, Ranking, Puzzles, Direction Sense
Syllogism, Venn Diagrams, Assumption or Inference or Conclusion, Clock, Calendar
Sequence of figures, Matrix (Finding missing numbers or letters), Paper-cutting, folding, punching, Mirrors and water reflection, Configuration, fitting pieces, odd pieces, etc.

HSSC Syllabus 2021: English

Your knowledge of the language is tested in this section. Important topics under this section are:

Synonyms & Antonyms, Fill in the blanks, Cloze Test, Spelling Test, Idioms and Phrases, One-word substitution, Sentence or Phrase Improvement
Sentence correction/ Spotting the error, Fill in the blanks, Sentence or Phrase Improvement, Active-Passive Voice, Direct-Indirect Speech
Reading Comprehension
Sentence Rearrangement
Para jumbles and Jumbled Sentence

HSSC Syllabus 2021: Computer

The HSSC Syllabus includes computer as one of the major subject for the exam. Candidates will expect questions from under this segment

History and Generation of Computers, Introduction to Computer Organisation, Acronyms
Computer Hardware & Software
Computer Memory, Hardware and I/O Devices, Software, Computer Languages, Operating System
Internet & MS Office
Computer Network, Internet, MS Office Suit and Short cut keys, Number System and Conversions, Computer and Network Security

HSSC Syllabus 2021 (Part II)

The second part of the HSSC Written Exam which has 25 percent weightage includes the following topics:

General Knowledge
History of Haryana, Geography including important rivers, lakes, dams, national parks etc of Haryana, Civics with reference to Haryana polity,
Environment, Culture etc..
Current Affairs
Haryana Current Affairs, Literature with books & Authors from Haryana, Awards and Government Scheme from Haryana

HSSC Syllabus 2021: Socio-economic Criteria & Experience

The marking scheme for the socio-economic criteria and experience is as under:

If none of the candidate’s mother, father,  brothers, spouse, and sons is, was, or has been a regular employee of Government of Haryana or Government of India5
If the applicant is:
– Widow, or
– The 1st or the 2nd child and his/her father had died before the age of 42 years
– The 1st or the 2nd child and his/her father had died before the candidate attained 15 years age
If the candidate belongs to:
– Tapriwas Jatis (Denotified Tribe)
– Vimukt Jati (Denotified Tribe)
– Nomadic Tribe of Haryana
  1. Experienced candidates will be getting one & half mark for each year or part of exceeding six months of experience. A maximum of 16 years can be considered. That means the experienced candidates will be getting a maximum of 8 Marks. Experienced candidates are those who are seeking a post in the same or higher post in Department/ Board/ Corporation/ Company/ Statutory Body/ Commission/ Authority of Government of Haryana.
  2. Note that, not more than 10 marks will be given to any candidate falling under the socio-economic and experience category.

FAQs regarding the HSSC Syllabus 2021

The frequently asked questions for HSSC syllabus 2021 are as follows:

Q.1: What is the syllabus for the HSSC 2021 written exam?
Ans: General Awareness, Reasoning, Mathematics, Science, Computer, English, Hindi, and General Knowledge.
Q.2: What is the total marks allotted for the written exam?
The total marks for the written exam are 90.
Q.3: What is the total marks allotted for HSSC 2021 exam?
Ans: The total marks allotted for the HSSC exam is 100. Written exam constitutes for 90 marks and Socio-Economic criteria and experience for 10 marks
Q.4: What is the time duration for the HSSC exam?
Ans: The time duration for the HSSC exam is for 90 minutes
Q.5: Is there any negative marking in HSSC?
There is no negative marking scheme. No marks will be deducted for any unattempted questions

We hope that this article on HSSC syllabus 2021 was helpful. If you are preparing for the HSSC exam then we recommend that you start your preparation as soon as possible. As the syllabus of HSSC is similar to SSC MTS you can attempt the free SSC MTS Mock Test and check your preparedness.


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