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Himachal Administrative Services Aspirants group

edited September 2015 in State PSC
Its now time that we should start preparing for HAS too.. lets share our strategies here..

I am planning to start "Himachal The Wonderland by Jagmohan Balokhra"
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  • Count me in too.

    Btw Have you purchased "Himachal The Wonderland by Jagmohan Balokhra" ? Last time i inquired in Shimla it was not available.

    I am from Himachal so it would be great if i can clear my state's PSC :)
    The fault , dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings .
  • Yes its now available in the market..

    If u r staying in Delhi u can order it directly from publisher.. he will courier you.. i can provide u his nmbr..

    n even i am himachali.. u r from which place in hp?
  • Is the notification out?
  • not yet.. will come out soon though..
  • @all
    Iv given Himachal interviews twice. Missed each time by one mark. Jagmohan Balokhra is still lying in my book shelf. No use of such bulky book.
    कर लेते है बर्दाश्त हर दर्द इसी आस के साथ,
    कि खुदा नूर भी बरसाता है, आज़माइशो के बाद........
  • @doodlebean

    Its actually too bulky.. Can you suggest some other book???
  • Its been an year. I'll just search for the book which I read and will tell u the writer in evg. I bought it from Simla book store.
    कर लेते है बर्दाश्त हर दर्द इसी आस के साथ,
    कि खुदा नूर भी बरसाता है, आज़माइशो के बाद........
  • Please count me in too...wrote my first pre dis year but did not clear. ..
    ये वक़्त ना ठहरा है, ये वक़्त ना ठहरेगा |
    यूही गुज़र जाएगा घबराना कैसा |
    हिम्मत से काम लेंगे, घबराना कैसा |
  • what was cutoff for pre this year and what is the pattern? csat or optional?
  • Yes its now available in the market..

    If u r staying in Delhi u can order it directly from publisher.. he will courier you.. i can provide u his nmbr..

    n even i am himachali.. u r from which place in hp?
    I am from a village near Una. Which place do you belong ?

    I have a shorter version of a book on Himachal by the same author. I bought it from Shimla.

    The fault , dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings .
  • is the status of general (state/outside state) same as ukpsc?
  • edited December 2014
    @lordirwin
    patter for prelims is same as that of upsc but in mains you have to choose 2 optionals.. :)>-

    and yes you to study about Himachal Too..
  • @LuV

    nice bro.. i am from Hamirpur but these days in delhi.. :)
  • Wow. At last a himachal group. (We are endangered species in UPSC)
    I have appeared twice in mains but can't clear such theoretical exams.
    Things are changing in nigam vihar ( very very fast) so let's gear up.
    Wonderland is good book but you have to do a very thorough study.
    @doodlebean please share your experience and are you himachali??
    Also, anyone from summer hill ( university)
    The farther I go, tougher it gets
    The tougher it gets, determined I become
  • Wow. At last a himachal group. (We are endangered species in UPSC)
    I have appeared twice in mains but can't clear such theoretical exams.
    Things are changing in nigam vihar ( very very fast) so let's gear up.
    Wonderland is good book but you have to do a very thorough study.
    @doodlebean please share your experience and are you himachali??
    Also, anyone from summer hill ( university)
    Share experience for which stage Pre, mains or interview??
    I'm from UP..
    कर लेते है बर्दाश्त हर दर्द इसी आस के साथ,
    कि खुदा नूर भी बरसाता है, आज़माइशो के बाद........
  • Wow. At last a himachal group. (We are endangered species in UPSC)
    I have appeared twice in mains but can't clear such theoretical exams.
    Things are changing in nigam vihar ( very very fast) so let's gear up.
    Wonderland is good book but you have to do a very thorough study.
    @doodlebean please share your experience and are you himachali??
    Also, anyone from summer hill ( university)
    Share experience for which stage Pre, mains or interview??
    I'm from UP..
    @doodlebean in general. But specifically from mains because its different from UPSC. And also from interview because they are known to surprise candidates and if or not you felt bais in exam process.
    The farther I go, tougher it gets
    The tougher it gets, determined I become
  • Mains is a good experience in Himachal. They never ask out of syllabus in optionals. The questions are direct but application based. I scored 72 percent in pb adm and 62 percent in sociology.
    Essay topics are mostly direct. If u write well, you are the topper there. I got 80 percent in essay nd was the himachal PCS topper in essay by far.
    Now ull ask why I didn't got selected --
    GS is the crucial factor. They ask around 70 one word answers which have a majority of Himachal background hence u need to prepare well. Others 3-4 questions are essay type and from general gs hence no issues.

    कर लेते है बर्दाश्त हर दर्द इसी आस के साथ,
    कि खुदा नूर भी बरसाता है, आज़माइशो के बाद........
  • As far as interview goes it was a light as well as a stressful experience simultaneously --
    Interview 1--
    They asked questions like when I was entering the Commission u were sitting with some guy in the garden. Who was he?? Which trees were there behind you??
    Tell us about fundamental rights.. I started telling but not in order and one of them snubbed me in such high voice that the rest of the interview was shattered. Infact when I was opening the door to come out I heard one of them saying "very poor performance "
    कर लेते है बर्दाश्त हर दर्द इसी आस के साथ,
    कि खुदा नूर भी बरसाता है, आज़माइशो के बाद........
  • Interview 2... Same chairman nd he recognised me. The peon dropped the cup of tea on my saree nd it was hot but I maintained the smile. In the end Punjab university VC (another member on board) said "Very good beta! Keep it up "
    कर लेते है बर्दाश्त हर दर्द इसी आस के साथ,
    कि खुदा नूर भी बरसाता है, आज़माइशो के बाद........
  • @doodlebean that's some experience you got. ^:)^ ^:)^
    All the best for future
    The farther I go, tougher it gets
    The tougher it gets, determined I become
  • @doodlebean that's some experience you got. ^:)^ ^:)^
    All the best for future
    Thank you Sir.. In case u need my assistance at any level just tag me here. I'll tell u the book for gs at night... Gud luck

    कर लेते है बर्दाश्त हर दर्द इसी आस के साथ,
    कि खुदा नूर भी बरसाता है, आज़माइशो के बाद........
  • edited December 2014
    doodlebean himachali mahila hai aur imhimachali himachali purush matlab inn dono ko mere aur tumhare i mean lordirwin ki apeksha adhik mahatv diya jaayega(as we r outsider ) @lordirwin kya lagta hai tumko apply karne se koi faayda hai kya???? wese bhi vacc bhi kaafi kam hoti hain Himachal PCS mein. apne haath to baba ji ka thullu hi aayega lagta hai :D
    ...............................
  • @aditya41080
    Bhai she is from UP not Himachal.
    The fault , dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings .
  • Himachal book for pre and mains
    "Himachal Pradesh a close look"
    By Doctor Shilpi Sharma
    Prajyot Publications

    A thin book with ready to learn crisp facts about the state.
    Gud luck all of you.
    कर लेते है बर्दाश्त हर दर्द इसी आस के साथ,
    कि खुदा नूर भी बरसाता है, आज़माइशो के बाद........
  • edited December 2014
    @aditya41080 himachal k boys k liye reservation hain? Hamare UK main to nahi hota. :)]
  • I got 454 in mains last year denied interview by chairman badalia due to noc issue grrrr...anyway I prepared socio and philo in two weeks using ignou and patsnjali notes and got quite good scores in them. Its easy I felt compared to upsc
  • There is choice and paper is easily completed in time ....balokhra is useless mostly in mains.
  • I don't think there is reservation for himachalis but in interview they might knock outsiders off....just wat I've heard
  • I don't think there is reservation for himachalis but in interview they might knock outsiders off....just wat I've heard
    Kash hamare UK main bhi aisa karte
    :))
    Lekin apne yaha to har saal top 10 main 6-7 to bahar k hote hain. is baar PCS(J) ka topper bhi outsider tha :((
  • I don't think there is reservation for himachalis but in interview they might knock outsiders off....just wat I've heard
    isliye boli mene ye bat @lordirwin ye Himachal aur Madhya Pradesh ye Last round means Interview mein outsiders ki apeksha domicle candidates ko preference dete hain #-o
    ...............................
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