HPSCB Recruitment Syllabus

HPSCB Recruitment Syllabus

In order to draft a fair strategy for the exam, you must be aware of the detailed syllabus. Knowing the exam syllabus makes you aware of all the sections involved as well as gives you a brief idea of what to expect in the exam. Before starting preparation for the HPSCB recruitment exam, it is advisable to look at the HPSCB exam syllabus for the junior clerk and Steno posts. There are four sections involved in this exam namely- Reasoning, Numerical Ability, English, and General Awareness (General knowledge questions related to HP will also be asked). The detailed HP State Cooperative Bank exam syllabus for Junior Clerk and Steno is given below.

Reasoning Coding & Decoding, Inequalities, Syllogisms, Double Lineup, Linear Seating Arrangement, Circular Seating Arrangement, Floor Puzzle, Scheduling, Data Sufficiency, Arrangement & Pattern, Blood Relations, Ordering & Ranking, Directions & Distances, Verbal Reasoning
Reasoning Ability Puzzles, Seating Arrangement- Circular, Square & Linear, Data Sufficiency, Directions and Distance, Coding Decoding, Blood relations, Inequality, Syllogism, Machine input and output, Verbal Reasoning, Ordering and Ranking, Arrangement and Pattern, Scheduling, Distance and Direction, Ranking
Numerical Ability Quadratic equations, Data sufficiency, Data interpretation, Number series, Partnership, Problems on Ages, Percentage, Averages, Ratio and proportion, Mixture & allegation, Profit and loss, Work and time, Simple and compound interest, Time and distance, Simplification/approximation, Boats and streams
English Language Anonyms, Homonyms, Antonyms, Spelling, Word formation, Idioms and phrases, Fill in the suitable words, Grammar, Spotting errors, Sentence correction, Active/ passive voice, Phrases and idioms, Direct and indirect speech, Reading Comprehension, Passage completion, Theme detection, Deriving conclusion, Rearrangement of passage
General Awareness Banking Awareness, Banking Current Affairs, Appointments, Mergers, Bank Taglines, Headquarters, Financial Awareness, Annual Budget, RBI monetary policy rates, Economic survey, All Latest Government Schemes and Policies, Current Affairs – Last 6 months, Static Awareness, Awards, Important Days, Books and Authors


The HPSCB exam 2021 is proposed in August 2021 as per the official notification You don’t have much time to plan your preparation strategy therefore, it is advised to not waste any time in assembling or reading from the wrong source and try to channel all your energy in preparation from the right study material and make the most out of this opportunity. Books play a crucial role in exam preparation and therefore, we are providing a list of some useful books that will surely help in the preparation.

PaperBookAuthor / Publisher
Reasoning A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal
Analytical Reasoning MK Pandey
How to Crack Test of Reasoning: In All Competitive Exam Arihant Publication
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal B.S. Sijwali & Indu Sijwali
General Awareness Manorama Year Book 2021 -
Pratiyogita Darpan -
Lucent’s General Knowledge -
English Language Objective English 4th Edition Edgar Thorpe / Pearson
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis / Penguin
Objective General English 2nd Edition S.P Bakshi / Arihant
Numerical Ability A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal

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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the mode of conduct for the HPSCB Recruitment exam? Online or Offline?


The HPSCB Recruitment exam for the post of Jr. Clerk and Steno will be a computer-based multiple-choice objective exam conducted online.


When is the exam of HPSCB Recruitment 2021?


The exam of HPSCB Recruitment is proposed to be held in August 2021.


When will be the result of HPSCB Recruitment declared? 


The result of the same will be declared 15 days after the commencement of the exam.


I am a final-year appearing student. Am I eligible to apply for any post in HPSCB Recruitment recruitment?


Yes, In order to apply for the post, you need to pass 10+2 with 50% marks. Provided you should pass it from Himachal Pradesh. Other than this, you can also apply if you have graduated or has any equivalent degree. 


I am an SC Candidate (belonging to Uttrakhand) and I want to seek age relaxation. Is it applicable?


You can seek upper age relaxation only if you are a bonafide Himachali. If you belong to any other state you will be considered under a General Category candidate, hence, no benefit in age relaxation will be provided. 


When is the last day to apply online for the HPSCB recruitment exam?


The last date to apply for this exam is July 02, 2021.


What is the age limit for the HPSCB Recruitment exam?


You must be in between a minimum of 18 years of age and a maximum of 45 years of age ( As oN January 01, 2021) to be able to apply for the exam.


Is the HPSCB  recruitment Exam Bilingual?


Yes. The HPSCB exam is bilingual which means you can attempt all the sections either in English or Hindi except the test of English or Hindi Language.


I belong to the SC category but I am given any concession in the application fee, why?


The benefits of reservation and fee concession will not be admissible to such candidates who are not bonafide Himachali. Only bonafide Himachali are eligible to take benefits of reservation in age relaxation and fee concession. 


If I have scored 59.9% in my graduation but the percentage required is 60%, am I eligible to apply for HPSCB Recruitment?


You need to possess the desired percentage of marks as mentioned in the notification. For eg - 59.99% will not be treated as 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%. 


What is the probation period for different posts under HPSCB recruitment?


Initially, you will be on probation of 2 years but that may extend as per the guideline by the higher authority.