HPSCB Recruitment Exam Pattern


HPSCB Recruitment Exam Pattern

The online examination for HPSCB for the posts of Junior Clerk & Steno/Steno-typists will be conducted in two phases i.e. Phase-1 (Preliminary examination) and Phase-2 (Main Examination). This exam will be conducted through IBPS, Mumbai. Skill Test (in case of steno) will be followed by these two tests (as prescribed by the bank)

  • Phase 1- Preliminary exam (Online Written)
  • Phase 2- Mains exam (Online Written)
  • Skills test (Steno/Steno-Typist)

HPSCB Phase 1 (Prelims) Exam Pattern

HPSCB Phase 1 or (Prelims) Exam 2021 is the first phase of the recruitment process for all the posts i.e. Jr. Clerk (Direct Recruitment), Jr. Clerk (PACS/OCS quota) & Steno/Steno-Typist. Candidates up to 10 times of vacant posts in the Jr. Clerk category and 20 times of vacant posts in the Steno/Steno-typist category will qualify to appear for the Main Examination. Please note that the Phase-I (Preliminary Examination) shall be qualifying in nature which means marks obtained in Prelims Exam will not be considered while preparing the final merit list.

Detailed exam pattern for HPSCB Phase 1 or (Prelims) Exam 2021 is provided below.

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 60 Minutes

HPSCB Phase 2 (Mains) Exam Pattern

After qualifying for HPSCB Phase 1 or Prelims Exam 2021, you will be called for the Mains exam. The HPSCB Phase 2 or Mains Exam consists of four objective tests. The overall score obtained in HPSCB Phase 2 or Mains exam 2021 will decide your final selection. As per the provisions of the Bank’s Service Rules, the marks for Phase-2 (Main Exam) shall be 85% and marks for Evaluation of documents shall be 15%. Complete exam pattern for HPSCB Phase 1 or (Prelims) Exam 2021 is provided below.

For the post of Jr. Clerk (Direct Recruitment) & Steno/Steno-Typist

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning 40 20 30 Minutes
Numerical Ability 40 20 30 Minutes
English 40 20 30 Minutes
General Awareness* 50 25 30 Minutes
Total 170 85 120 Minutes

Please note:-

  • *General Awareness will also include 25% of questions about H.P. General Knowledge.
  • Candidates up to 3 times of vacant posts in the case of Jr. Clerk (Direct Recruitment) and up to 6 times of vacant posts in the case of the Steno/Steno-typist category will qualify to appear for scrutiny of documents and for skill test of steno typing /typing. In the case of the Steno/Steno typist, after the skill test, the candidates up to 3 times of vacant posts will qualify to appear for scrutiny of documents.

For the post of Jr. Clerk under society quota (under PACS/OCS quota)

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning 40 20 30 Minutes
Numerical Ability 40 20 30 Minutes
English 40 20 30 Minutes
General Awareness* 50 25 30 Minutes
Total 170 85 120 Minutes

Please note:-

  • *Out of 50 questions of General Awareness, 25 questions will be from Banking including Co-operative Banking and 25 questions will include the question on general awareness and question about H.P. General Knowledge.
  • Candidates up to 3 times of vacant posts in the case of Jr. Clerk (Direct Recruitment) will qualify to appear for scrutiny of documents.

Note: To get shortlisted for evaluation of documents, you have to secure at least 45% marks in Phase-2 (Main Examination) This is applicable for all the posts.

Important Note:

In case the candidates applying for any category of posts is not up to the expected number of candidates, a single main exam will be held. This will be decided by the bank itself and should be considered final. Information related to this will be updated on the official website of HPSCB in due course.

In case you want to apply for both the posts, you can do so by registering separately for the post of Jr. Clerk and Steno/Steno-typist.

Exam Language/Marking Scheme

HPSCB Exam Phase 1 and Phase 2 exams will have a negative marking. For every wrong answer, 0.25% or 1/4th marks will be deducted. HPSCB Exam 2021 exam will be conducted online only. Kindly note, all questions (in both Preliminary and Main Examination, except the Test of English), are available bilingually in English and Hindi.

HPSCB Recruitment Marking Scheme

HPSCB Recruitment 2021 Marking SchemeConsidered Marks
For correct answers Prelims (1 Marks) and Mains (0.5 Marks)
For wrong answers 1/4th marks
For not attempted 0 (no marks)

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