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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) Assistant Engineer Exams
  • Exam Frequency
  • Official Website
  • Exam Dates
    August 2022 (AE Electrical) September 2022 (AE Civil)
Exam Dates
  • Start of Registration Process
    June 2022
  • End of Registration Process
    July 2022
  • Admit Card Release Date
    August 2022
Eligibilty Criteria

HPPSC Lecturer Recruitment 2022: Nationality

The candidate must be a citizen of India and a domicile of the state of Himachal Pradesh.

HPPSC Assistant Engineer Recruitment 2022 - Age Limits

The age limit for different posts and categories are tabulated in the following summary sheet.

Category / Post Age Limit
For General Category
AE Executive Trainee Mechanical/Civil/Technical 18 to 30 years
AE Electrical/Civil 18 to 45 years
Age Relaxation
Bonafide SC, ST, OBC, WFF, and Persons with Disabilities of Himachal Pradesh 5 years
In-service candidates and Ex-Servicemen As per the HP Government instructions

HPPSC Assistant Engineer Recruitment 2022 - Educational Qualification

The candidate should hold any of the following degree or diploma certificates in the respective stream from a recognised university or an institution by the Government of Himachal Pradesh or the Government of India. The educational qualification for the HPPSC Assistant Engineer Recruitment 2022 is tabulated as follows:

Post Any Educational Qualification Minimum Marks
Assistant Engineer (Civil)
  1. Degree in Mechanical Engineering discipline
  2. M. Tech. (Mechanical)
  3. Post-Graduate Diploma in Hydro Power Plant Engineering
  4. Degree in Civil Engineering
SC/ST/Internal HPPCL candidates – 55% Other categories – 60%
Assistant Engineer (Electrical) Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline SC/ST/Internal HPPCL candidates – 55% Other categories – 60%
Assistant Engineer (Executive Trainee Electrical) Full-time

  1. B.E./B.Tech. (Electrical) B.E./B.Tech. (Electrical and Electronics)
  2. MTech. (Electrical)
  3. Post-Graduate Diploma in Hydro Power Plant Engineering
SC/ST/Internal HPPCL candidates – 55% Other categories – 60%
Assistant Engineer (Executive Trainee Civil) Full-time

  1. B.E./B.Tech. (Civil)
  2. MTech in Civil Engineering
SC/ST/Internal HPPCL candidates – 55% Other categories – 60%
Exam Pattern

The pattern of exam for the screening test and the personality test are different on different modes.

HPPSC Assistant Engineer Recruitment 2022 - Screening Test

The screening test is on online mode with objective-type questions or MCQs. It is for a total of 100 within 3 sections. One section on engineering subjects, the second one on HP General Knowledge, and the third one on India’s GK. The exam duration is for 2 hours. Each question carries one mark. There will be a negative marking of 1/4th marks (0.25) per each wrong question.

Subjects No. of Questions Marks
BE/B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering) (Electrical Engineering) (Civil Engineering) 80 80
General Knowledge of HP 10 10
National and International Affairs 10 10
Total 100 100

HPPSC Assistant Engineer Recruitment 2022 - Personality Test

The candidates who have cleared the screening test will be allowed to take the personality test. The personality test is an oral interview. There is no defined pattern for this test. This exam carries a weightage of 100 marks. The Final Merit List will be prepared based on the performance in the personality test.


The following table shows topic wise syllabus for the HPPSC Assistant Engineer Recruitment 2022 exam

Section Topics
General Knowledge
  1. Botany
  2. Zoology
  3. Environmental Science
  4. Physics
  5. Chemistry
  6. Indian Geography
  7. Indian History
  • viii. Indian Heritage & Culture
  1. Indian Polity
  2. Indian Economy
  3. Famous Days & Dates
  4. Sports
  • xiii. Famous Books & Authors
  1. Famous Inventions in the World
National and International Affairs
  • Current affairs - National & International
Mechanical Engineering
  • Calculus.
  • Differential Equations.
  • Engineering Materials.
  • Engineering Mechanics.
  • Fluid Mechanics.
  • Forming Processes.
  • Joining Processes.
  • Numerical Methods.
  • Metal Casting
  • Operations Research.
  • Probability & Statistics.
  • Refrigeration and air-conditioning.
  • The design of Machine Elements.
  • The Strength of Materials.
  • Theory of Machines.
  • Thermodynamics.
  • Tool Engineering.
  • Turbomachinery.
  • Vector Calculus.
Civil Engineering
  • Bridge Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering Materials and Construction.
  • Concrete Technology.
  • Construction and Project Management.
  • Environmental Engineering.
  • Environmental Studies etc.
  • Estimation, Costing, and Specifications.
  • Fluid Mechanics.
  • Hydraulic Structures.
  • Hydrology & Water Resources Engineering.
  • PSC Structures.
  • Reinforced Concrete Structures.
  • Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering.
  • Solid Mechanics, Structural Analysis.
  • Steel Structures.
  • Surveying.
  • Transportation Engineering.
Electrical Engineering
  • Analysis
  • Distribution HT/LT Line parameters
  • Distribution Network Installation & load studies
  • Functions of capacitors & reactors
  • Low Voltage constraint & resolving thereof
  • Measurement of Electrical Power
  • Non-conventional Energy sources like Wind, Solar, Biomass, etc
  • Performance of line fault analysis
  • Power Engineering
  • Present Power Sector scenario in India and other Electrical Engineering topics etc
  • Switchgear & protection (MC/LV) & LT Switchgear design and testing etc
  • sis of Dist. Transformers, Meters & Testing

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