1. A candidate must be a citizen of India.
2. Minimum Educational Qualifications
(a) A candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent from a recognised University.
(b) A candidate who has appeared at an examination, the passing of which would render him eligible to appear at the examination, may apply for admission to the examination. A candidate who intends to appear in such qualifying
examination, may also apply provided the qualifying examination is completed before the commencement of this examination. Such candidates will be admitted to the examination, if otherwise eligible, but the admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation if they do not produce proof of having passed the examination in any case not later than two months after the commencement of Main examination, failing which their candidature shall automatically stand cancelled.
(c) Candidates who have passed the final professional M.B.B.S. or any other Medical Examination equivalent but have not completed their internship by the time of submission of their application for the examination will be provisionally admitted to the examination provided they submit along with their applications a copy of certificate from the University/Institutions that they had passed the requisite final professional medical examination. In such
cases, the candidates will be required to produce, at the time of their interview, original degree or a certificate from the concerned competent authority of the University / Institutions that they had completed or requirement (including completion of internship) for the award of degree.
3. Age Limits :
a) A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on the first of the January of the year in which exams is to be held.
b) Provided that the upper age limit is relaxable by five years for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes/Persons with disabilities and Children/Grand Children of Freedom Fighters of Himachal Pradesh as declared by the Govt. from time to time. Age relaxation is also available to Ex-servicemen candidates of H.P. as per provisions in Rules/ Instructions of H.P. Govt.
c) Provided further that a Govt. servant who is holding substantive/officiating/contractual/Ad hoc appointments in H.P. Govt. or in High Court or any Court Subordinate thereto and employees of the Public Sector Undertakings / Corporations / substantially owned or controlled by the H.P. Government shall be eligible to appear in the
examination if he / she possesses a Bachelor’s degree of a recognised University and has not attained the age of 37 years on the first day of January of the year in which the applications are invited by the Commission for Competitive examination. Any person who is eligible under this sub-rule and wishes to appear in the examination shall submit his / her application in the prescribed form through his / her Head of Office to the Secretary, H.P. Public Service Commission
NOTE I : Candidates should note that only the date of birth as recorded in the Matriculation/Secondary Examination
Certificate or an equivalent certificate as on the date of submission of applications will be accepted by the
Commission and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.
NOTE II : Candidates should also note that once a date of birth has been claimed by them and entered in the records of the Commission for the purpose of admission to an examination, no change will be allowed subsequently (or at
any other examination of the Commission) on any grounds whatsoever.
NOTE III: The candidate should exercise due care while entering their date of birth in respective column of the application Form. If on verification at any subsequent stage, any variation is found in their date of birth from the one entered in their Matriculation or equivalent examination certificate, disciplinary action will be taken against them by the Commission under the Rules.
4. Knowledge of customs, manners and dialects of Himachal Pradesh and suitability for appointment in the peculiar conditions prevailing in the Pradesh is a desirable qualification.
The above eligibility conditions is subject to change, if any in the relevant Rules related to Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services and those of the concerned Allied Services, as are notified by the Himachal