Can I apply for more than one post in HPSSC Recruitment 2020?



:- 1. The candidates must read the instructions carefully, which are also available on the website of the HPSSC, i.e. before filling up ORA for the post(s) concerned. Incomplete ORA submitted without requisite examinations fee, scanned photograph & scanned signatures of prescribed size, will be rejected straightway.

 2. The candidates are advised to apply online well in time without waiting for the last date of submission of Online application, due to heavy rush on systems on last dates which may lead to non submission of forms.

3. The candidate should enter his/her particulars i.e. Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name & Date of Birth as per his/her Matric Certificate and upload scanned photograph and scanned signature. The size of scanned photograph should be less than 50 kb and size of scanned signature should be less than 30kb. Only after filling the mandatory fields the candidate can move to the next step, otherwise the application will be considered incomplete.

 4. The candidates must ensure their eligibility in respect of category, experience, age and essential qualifications(s), etc. as mentioned against each post in the advertisement to avoid rejection at later stage.

 5. The candidate shall be eligible for appointment, if he/she has passed Matriculation and 10+2 from any school / institution situated within Himachal Pradesh. Provided this condition shall not apply to Bonafide Himachalis.

 6. The benefit of reservation for various post(s) will be admissible only to the candidates, who are bonafide residents of Himachal Pradesh in respect of categories, viz., S.C., S.T., O.B.C., Ex-Servicemen, WFF and Physically Disabled (Orthopedically Disabled/ Visually Impaired/ Blind / Hearing Impaired / Deaf & Dumb)/ BPL etc.

 7. The candidate should possess requisite essential qualification(s) prescribed for the post(s) for which he/she wants to apply as on closing date fixed for submission of Online Recruitment Applications (ORA).

 8. The candidate is allowed to submit only one application form against each post. Multiple applications Form for same post of a candidate are liable to be rejected.



10. The application forms through fax/post shall not be entertained and the commission does not take responsibility to inform such candidates.

 11. Married daughters/ grand-daughters of freedom fighters and Ex-serviceman are entitled for reservation under Ward of Freedom Fighter and Ward of Ex-Serviceman category respectively subject to the final outcome of LPA No. 215/2015 titled as State of HP V/S Smt. Jyoti Kumari & ors pending before the Hon’ble High Court of H.P. and SLP No. 31435 /2016 titled as State of HP & ors V/s Nelam Kumari pending before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. Preference will be given to the children of Freedom Fighters over Grand Children.

12. Eligibility for vacancies in Sub-Category of SPORTSMAN shall be as per the norms framed by department of Youth Services and Sports.

13. The Commission reserves the right to dispense with the written examination for any post keeping in view the number of applicants viz-aviz vacancies & other circumstances.

14. The certificate of Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Other Backward Classes should be on parental basis, failing which candidature of such candidates will be rejected.

 15. The candidates belonging to OBC of HP Category must produce OBC certificate(s) on the prescribed format, which should not be more than one year old at the time of last date fixed for submission of Online Recruitment Application. The validity of the certificate is required to be seen at the time of Evaluation of 15 marks. The candidates are also required to produce the old certificate of the time of filling of the application.

16. The benefit of reservation under EWS can be availed upon production of an Income and Asset Certificate issued by the Competent Authority i.e. DC/ADC/ADM/ SDO (Civil) of the area where the candidate and /or his family resides; and revenue officer not below the rank of Tehsildar. The validity of IRDP/BPL certificate is of six months from the date of its issuance. The candidate is required to furnish the valid certificate including the old certificate of the time of the filling the application in support of his/her claim.

 17. The validity of the certificate is required to be seen at the time of Evaluation of 15 marks. The candidate belonging to un-reserved BPL category are not required to submit Income & Asset Certificate. They shall be treated as eligible for EWS reservation on the basis of valid BPL Certificate issued by the competent authority and supplemented by the non-SC-/ST/OBC Certificate. If any BPL candidate applies for the post reserved for EWS category he/she shall have to submit a valid B.P.L. certificate countersigned by the Block Development Officer and also a non-SC/ST/OBC certificate issued by the competent authority.

 18. If in any recruitment year any vacancy earmarked for EWS cannot be filled up due to non-availability of suitable candidate belonging to EWS, such vacancies for that particular year shall not be carried forward to the next recruitment year as backlog. In other words, when an EWS candidate is not available for selection, the post will be treated automatically as de-reserved and will be filled up from a non-EWS candidate of unreserved category.

 19. The candidates belonging to disabled categories with disability of 40% or more are allowed extra time of minimum one hour for examination of three hour duration i.e. 20 minutes per hour. In case of visually impaired candidates making request for the scribes, he/she/will have to submit a written request for the same to the Centre Superintendent immediately after receipt of his roll number.

20. Examination fee once paid will not be refunded and neither it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection under any circumstances

 6. EXAMINATION FEES:- The detail of Exam. fee for different categories is as under:-



Exam Fees





General Category/ E.W.S., Ex Servicemen of HP relieved from Defence Services on their own request before completion of normal tenure.

Rs. 360/-


General IRDP, Physically Handicapped, Ward of Freedom Fighter, Ward of ExServicemen of HP.

Rs. 120/-


S.C. of H.P. / S.T. of H.P. / O.B.C. of H.P./ BPL of H.P./EWS (BPL) (including S.C. / S.T. / O.B.C, Ex-Servicemen of H.P. relieved from Defence Services on their own request before completion of normal tenure , SC / ST / OBC wards of Ex-SM of H.P., i.e. Dependent sons, daughters and wives of Ex-SM and SC/ ST/ OBC Persons with Disability).

Rs. 120/-


Ex-Servicemen of H.P. ( Ex-Servicemen, who are relieved from Defence Services after completion of normal tenure) / Blind / Visually Impaired of H.P.

No Fee


7. Mode of Payment:- The candidate can deposit the requisite fee through “Online Payment Gateway” using Credit Card/Debit Card/ Net Banking. There will not be any other mode of payment of examination fee.

8. FACILITATION COUNTER FOR GUIDANCE OF CANDIDATES:- In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their Online Recruitment Applications (ORA), candidature etc. candidates may contact HPSSC Reception Counter in person or on Phone No. 01972-222204,222211, Toll Free No. 1800-180- 8095 or on email ID i.e. on any working day between 10:00 A.M. to 05:00 P.M.

 9. ADMISSION/ REJECTION:- The information in respect of provisionally admitted candidates and rejected candidates will be uploaded on the official website of the Commission before the conduct of Screening Test/ Examination for the concerned post(s). The candidates are required to submit their requisite documents in support of their eligibility for the concerned post(s)at the time of evaluation of 15 marks. The requisite documents submitted by the candidates, will be scrutinized and list of proposed rejected candidates will be uploaded on the website of the Commission for information of all concerned. Admissions and rejections will be uploaded on the official website and No separate intimation in this regard will be sent by post. 07 day’s time will be given to file representation(s) against the proposed rejections, if any, from the date of uploading the list of rejected candidates on the official website of the Commission for the concerned post(s). The candidates are advised to visit the Commission’s official website from time to time for updates in their own interest.

10. ADMIT CARD: No Admit Card(s) will be sent by post and provisionally admitted candidates will have to download their respective Admit Card from the official website of the Commission i.e. . The message in this regard will also be sent on their registered Mobile No. or e-mail Id (if provided during the registration). The candidates may download his/her Admit Card either by entering Application ID, Name and Date of Birth. A One Time Password (OTP) will be sent on registered mobile/ e-mail ID which will be required to be entered before downloading the Admit Card.

11. SUBMISSION OF CERTIFICATES/ DOCUMENTS:- The downloaded/printed copy of the Online Application Form alongwith necessary original certificates and self attested photocopies will have to be produced at the time of evaluation. No offline Application Form will be accepted by the office.

 12. CATEGORY CLAIMS:- The category once claimed by the candidate(s) will not be allowed to be changed at any stage. The S.C. of Himachal Pradesh / S.T. of Himachal Pradesh / O.B.C. of Himachal Pradesh/ WFF of Himachal Pradesh / Ex-Servicemen of Himachal Pradesh and Physically Disabled of Himachal Pradesh candidates must possess such certificates(s) in support of their claims made in the Online 1. General Category/ E.W.S., Ex Servicemen of HP relieved from Defence Services on their own request before completion of normal tenure. Rs. 360/- 2 General IRDP, Physically Handicapped, Ward of Freedom Fighter, Ward of ExServicemen of HP. Rs. 120/- 3. S.C. of H.P. / S.T. of H.P. / O.B.C. of H.P./ BPL of H.P./EWS (BPL) (including S.C. / S.T. / O.B.C, Ex-Servicemen of H.P. relieved from Defence Services on their own request before completion of normal tenure , SC / ST / OBC wards of Ex-SM of H.P., i.e. Dependent sons, daughters and wives of Ex-SM and SC/ ST/ OBC Persons with Disability). Rs. 120/- 4. Ex-Servicemen of H.P. ( Ex-Servicemen, who are relieved from Defence Services after completion of normal tenure) / Blind / Visually Impaired of H.P. No Fee Recruitment Application(s) (ORA) while applying for the concerned post(s). The benefit of reservation will be admissible on parental basis only. All the candidates belonging to reserved categories are also required to go through the relevant instructions of the Government of Himachal Pradesh issued from time to time in order to ensure that they are eligible under a particular category and submit the applicable certificates only on the prescribed formats at the time of evaluation.



i. The date of determining the eligibility of all candidates in terms of Essential Qualifications, experience etc. shall be reckoned as on the closing date for submitting the Online Recruitment Applications (ORA).

 ii. The decision of the Commission regarding eligibility etc. of a candidate will be final.

 iii. Onus of proving that a candidate has acquired requisite degree/ essential qualifications by the stipulated date is on the candidate and in the absence of proof the date as mentioned on the face of certificate/ degree or the date of issue of certificate / degree shall be taken as date of acquiring essential qualification.

 iv In respect of equivalent clause in Essential Qualifications, if a candidate is claiming a particular qualification as equivalent qualification as per the requirement of advertisement, then the candidate is required to produce order / letter in this regard, indicating the Authority (with number and date) under which it has been so treated, otherwise the ORA is liable to be rejected.



i. In cases where the number of eligible candidates for recruitment to the post(s) advertised by the Commission is inordinately large, the Commission may limit/ shortlist the number of eligible candidates to be called for evaluation of 15 marks by subjecting them to a Written Screening Test which may be objective type or descriptive or both. Final selection of a candidate will be made solely on the basis of the marks obtained in the Written Screening Test/ main subjective type test and his/her evaluation of 15 marks as per prescribed criteria. If the candidates score equal marks, then a candidate who is senior in age will be placed above the candidate junior in age.

 ii. Where a skill test comprising of type and shorthand test or both is an Essential Qualification, the candidates will be required to undergo these tests for the prescribed speeds. Where a Physical Test is prescribed/required, the candidate will be required to undergo the required Physical Test as per Physical Standards laid down. The Commission shall not be liable for any injury or damage sustained by the candidates while going through such tests. However the skill tests/physical tests will be of qualifying nature.

 iii The provisional answer key of each Written Screening Test (objective type) will be uploaded on the official website after the freezing of the answer sheets of the candidates for calling objections from the candidates. Seven day’s time shall be given for inviting objections in the answer key, if any. The objections will be got vetted through an expert panel and the result will be finalized as per the revised answer key.

iv. Any request for rechecking/re-evaluation of scripts of written tests/ Skill tests/Physical tests will not be entertained. v. The eligibility of candidate(s) called for the evaluation of 15 marks will be determined on the basis of original documents produced at the time of evaluation of 15 marks and the Commission will not be responsible if the candidature of any candidate is rejected at that stage or at the time of verification by the Appointing Authority. As such, admission to the Written Screening Test/Examination/ evaluation of 15 marks shall be purely provisional. vi. The Centers for holding the examination are liable to be changed at the discretion of the Commission. However, every effort will be made to allot the examinations centre(s) of their choice to the candidates. But, the Commission may, at its discretion, allot a different centre to a candidate if circumstances so warrant.


1. All candidates, whether in Government Service or Government owned Industrial or Public Enterprises or other similar organizations or in private employment should submit their applications online directly to the Commission. Persons already in regular Government service, whether in a permanent or temporary capacity are required to submit a declaration that they have informed in writing to their Head of Office/ Department that they have applied for a particular post. In case, a communication is received from their employer by the Commission withholding permission to any candidate applying for/ appearing for the examination, his/her application(s) will be liable to be rejected.

2. Contract / Casual / adhoc / daily wages /work charged employees do not need to produce NOC from the concerned employer.

3. In Government service (regular service) candidates may apply to the Commission along with requisite examination fees with information to their Heads of Departments/Employer for issuing NOC.

4. Candidate who is or has been declared by the Commission to be guilty of:-

(a) Obtaining support for his/her candidature by the following means, namely:- Offering illegal gratification to, or applying pressure on, or blackmailing or threatening to blackmail any person connected with the conduct of the examination, or

(b) Impersonating, or

(c) procuring impersonation by any person, or

(d) submitting fabricated documents or documents which have been tampered with, or

 (e) making statements which are incorrect or false or suppressing material information, or

(f) resorting to the following means in connection with his/her candidature for the examination, namely:- Obtaining copy of question paper through improper means, finding out the particulars of the persons connected with secret work relating to the examination, influencing the examiners, or

 (g) using unfair means during the examination, or

(h) writing obscene matter or drawing obscene sketches in the scripts, or

 (i) misbehaving in the examination hall including tearing of the scripts, provoking fellow examinees to boycott examination, creating disorderly scene and the like, or

 (j) harassing or doing bodily harm to the staff employed by the Commission for the conduct of their examinations, or

 (k) being in possession of or using mobile phone, pager or any electronic equipment or device or any other equipment capable of being used as a communication device during the examination; or

(l) violating any of the instructions issued to candidates along with their admission certificates permitting them to take the examination, or

(m) attempting to commit or as the case may be abetting the Commission of all or any of the acts specified in the foregoing clauses; may in addition to rendering himself/herself liable to Criminal prosecution, be liable to be disqualified by the Commission from the examination for which he/she is a candidate and/or

 (n) to be debarred either permanently or for a period as specified by the Commission from any examination or selection.


 a. That no column is wrongly filled or kept blank as the information furnished therein would be used to determine the eligibility of candidates.

 b. That copies of only following documents/certificates are to be provided in support of claims made / information given in the Online Recruitment Application(ORA) at the time of evaluation of 15 marks:-

i.                   Matriculation certificate for age proof.

ii.                 ii. Degree/Diploma certificates along with Marks Sheets of all years in support of Educational Qualifications as prescribed under Essential Qualification column of R & P Rules. The provisional certificate(s) along with marks sheets of all semesters/ years.

iii.              iii. Experience certificate(s) wherever required.

iv.               iv. Order/ letter in respect of equivalent Educational Qualifications claimed, indicating the authority (with number & date) by which it has been so treated and that if the qualification possessed by the candidates is equivalent, a copy of order/letter under which it has been so treated may also be enclosed.

v.                  v. Caste certificates, if applicable. vi. BPL certificates, if applicable. vii All other certificates, if any required for determining eligibility and carrying evaluation as mentioned in mode of selection criteria (Part-I & II) which so ever applicable to the applicants.



 17. DISQUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION TO THE EXAMINATION(s): No candidate will be eligible for admission to the examination:- a) If he/ she has been dismissed from any previous service; b) If he/ she has been convicted of any offence involving moral turpitude or has been bound down for good conduct under the provisions contained in Chapter

viii.         VIII of the Code of Criminal Procedure, or has been permanently debarred /disqualified from appearing in any examination or selection; c) If he/she is found either directly or indirectly influencing the selection process in any manner; d) If a male candidate who has more than one living wife and if a female candidate, who has married a man already having another wife; or e) If he / she is an un-discharged insolvent.


x.                 18. ABBREVIATIONS:  OTP : One Time Password·  HPSSC :

Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission·  UR : Unreserved·  S.C : Scheduled Caste of H.P.·  ST : Scheduled Tribe of H.P.·  OBC : Other Backward Classes of H.P as declared by the Govt. of H.P. from time to time·  Ex-SM : Ex-servicemen of H.P.·  WFF : Wards of Freedom Fighters of H.P.·  Wards of· Ex- SM : Wards of Ex-Serviceman of H.P.  PWD : Persons with disabilities of H.P.·  OH : Orthopedically Handicapped.·  VI : Visually impaired,·  HI : Hearing Impaired.·  EWS : Economically Weaker Sections·


 19. Steps to Fill Up Online Application Form  

Step 1:

 The candidate needs to get him/her self registered on the ORA by using the Option “Sign up” given on· the official web site.  

Step 2:

After completing the registration the candidate will sign in into the application by using the user· name and password created by him/her at the time of registration.

 Step 3:

The category wise detail of posts will be displayed on the web page i.e. Applicant can· apply for the post by clicking the “Apply” button against it.  


Step 4:


 Candidate needs to choose preferred District and Tehsil for examination.·


 Step 5:


After selecting the preferred District and Tehsil the candidate needs to fill his/her personal as well as·  contact details.·


 Step 6:


 After filling up the form for personal and contact details, the candidate needs to upload his/her·  scanned photograph and signature.·  


Step 7:


 The candidate needs to provide his/her educational details as per the post.·

 Step 8:

 If the experience is required for the particular post, then the candidate will be redirected to Experience Page· else he will be redirected to payment option.


  Step 9:


Make payment.·


Sd/- (Dr. Jitender Kanwar (HPAS) Secretary, HP. Staff Selection Commission

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