HPPSC 2022 Jobs Recruitment Notification of Assistant Professor 553 posts

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HPPSC 2022 Jobs Recruitment Notification of Assistant Professor 553 posts
HP Public Service Commission 2022 Jobs Recruitment Notification. HPPSC inviting applications for the positions of Assistant Professor posts. Interested and Eligible candidates can apply for the positions.

Last Date for Submission of Application is on 26th May, 2022.

No.of Posts and Vacancies :
Assistant Professor - 553 Posts

Qualification Details:
Online Recruitment Applications (ORA*) are invited from desirous and eligible candidates for recruitment posts of Assistant Professor (Tour & Travel), Class-I (Gazetted) (on contract basis)

1. Position: Assistant Professor (Tour And Travel)

2. No. of posts: 03

3. Pay scale: Rs.15600-39100+ (GP 6000)

4. Essential Qualification(s):

(i) A good academic record with at least 55% marks or an equivalent of 55%, wherever the grading system is followed in Masters Degree level in the relevant subject from an Indian University or an equivalent degree from Foreign University recognized by the Government of India.

(ii) A relaxation of 5% is provided (from 55% to 50% marks) at the Masters Degree for the SC/ST/OBC (Non creamy layer) categories. AND 

(iii) A relaxation of 5% (from 55% to 50%) of marks, at the Master’s level to the Physically and Visually Handicapped persons in appointment as Assistant Professors. 

(iv) A relaxation of 5% is provided from 55% to 50% of the marks to the Ph.D. Degree holders who have passed their masters degree prior to the September, 1991.

(v) B” in the 7 point scale with letter grades O, A, B, C, D, E & F shall be regarded as equivalent of 55% wherever the grading system is followed (7 point scale is displayed in the Foot Note)

(vi)Candidate besides fulfilling the above qualifications should have cleared the eligibility test (NET) for Assistant Professor conducted by the UGC, CSIR or similar test accredited by the State Public Service Commission.

(vii) NET/SLET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor in Universities / Colleges / Institutions.

(a) Ph.D. degree of the candidate awarded in regular mode only;

(b) Evaluation of the Ph.D thesis by at least two external examiners;

(c) Open Ph.D viva voce of the candidate had been conducted; 

(d) Candidate has published two research papers from his/her Ph.D work out of which at least one must be in a refereed journal;

(e) Candidate has made at least two presentations in conferences/seminars, based on his /her Ph.D work. (a) to (e) as above are to to be certified by the Vice-Chancellor/Pro-Vice Chancellor/Dean (Academic Affairs)/Dean (University instructions).”


1. Position: Assistant Professor (J AND M)

2. No. of posts: 01

3. Pay scale: Rs.15600-39100+ (GP 6000)

4. Essential Qualification(s):

(i) A good academic record with at least 55% marks or an equivalent of 55%, wherever the grading system is followed in Masters Degree level in the relevant subject from an Indian University or an equivalent degree from Foreign University recognized by the Government of India.

(ii) A relaxation of 5% is provided (from 55% to 50% marks) at the Masters Degree for the SC/ST/OBC (Non creamy layer) categories

(iii) A relaxation of 5% (from 55% to 50%) of marks, at the Master’s level to the Physically and Visually Handicapped persons in appointment as Assistant Professors.

(iv) A relaxation of 5% is provided from 55% to 50% of the marks to the Ph.D. Degree holders who have passed their masters degree prior to the September, 1991.

(v) B” in the 7 point scale with letter grades O, A, B, C, D, E & F shall be regarded as equivalent of 55% wherever the grading system is followed (7 point scale is displayed in the Foot Note)

(vi)Candidate besides fulfilling the above qualifications should have cleared the eligibility test (NET) for Assistant Professor conducted by the UGC, CSIR or similar test accredited by the State Public Service Commission.

(vii) NET/SLET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor in Universities / Colleges / Institutions.

(a) Ph.D. degree of the candidate awarded in regular mode only;

(b) Evaluation of the Ph.D thesis by at least two external examiners;

(c) Open Ph.D viva voce of the candidate had been conducted; 

(d) Candidate has published two research papers from his/her Ph.D work out of which at least one must be in a refereed journal;

(e) Candidate has made at least two presentations in conferences/seminars, based on his /her Ph.D work. (a) to (e) as above are to to be certified by the Vice-Chancellor/Pro-Vice Chancellor/Dean (Academic Affairs)/Dean (University instructions).”


1. Position: Assistant Professor (Home Science)

2. No. of posts: 01

3. Pay scale: Rs.15600-39100+ (GP 6000)

4. Essential Qualification(s):

(i) A good academic record with at least 55% marks or an equivalent of 55%, wherever the grading system is followed in Masters Degree level in the relevant subject from an Indian University or an equivalent degree from Foreign University recognized by the Government of India.

(ii) A relaxation of 5% is provided (from 55% to 50% marks) at the Masters Degree for the SC/ST/OBC (Non creamy layer) categories. AND 

(iii) A relaxation of 5% (from 55% to 50%) of marks, at the Master’s level to the Physically and Visually Handicapped persons in appointment as Assistant Professors.

(iv) A relaxation of 5% is provided from 55% to 50% of the marks to the Ph.D. Degree holders who have passed their masters degree prior to the September, 1991.

(v) B” in the 7 point scale with letter grades O, A, B, C, D, E & F shall be regarded as equivalent of 55% wherever the grading system is followed (7 point scale is displayed in the Foot Note)

(vi)Candidate besides fulfilling the above qualifications should have cleared the eligibility test (NET) for Assistant Professor conducted by the UGC, CSIR or similar test accredited by the State Public Service Commission.

(vii) NET/SLET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor in Universities / Colleges / Institutions.

(a) Ph.D. degree of the candidate awarded in regular mode only;

(b) Evaluation of the Ph.D thesis by at least two external examiners;

(c) Open Ph.D viva voce of the candidate had been conducted; 

(d) Candidate has published two research papers from his/her Ph.D work out of which at least one must be in a refereed journal;

(e) Candidate has made at least two presentations in conferences/seminars, based on his /her Ph.D work. (a) to (e) as above are to to be certified by the Vice-Chancellor/Pro-Vice Chancellor/Dean (Academic Affairs)/Dean (University instructions).”


1. Position: Assistant Professor (Sculpture)

2. No. of posts: 01

3. Pay scale: Rs.15600-39100+ (GP 6000)

4. Essential Qualification(s):

(i) A good academic record with at least 55% marks or an equivalent of 55%, wherever the grading system is followed in Masters Degree level in the relevant subject from an Indian University or an equivalent degree from Foreign University recognized by the Government of India. 

(ii) A relaxation of 5% is provided (from 55% to 50% marks) at the Masters Degree for the SC/ST/OBC (Non creamy layer) categories. AND

(iii) A relaxation of 5% (from 55% to 50%) of marks, at the Master’s level to the Physically and Visually Handicapped persons in appointment as Assistant Professors. 

(iv) A relaxation of 5% is provided from 55% to 50% of the marks to the Ph.D. Degree holders who have passed their masters degree prior to the September, 1991. 

(v) “B” in the 7 point scale with letter grades O, A, B, C, D, E & F shall be regarded as equivalent of 55% wherever thegrading system is followed (7 point scale is displayed in the Foot Note)

(vi) Candidate besides fulfilling the above qualifications should have cleared the eligibility test (NET) for Assistant Professor conducted by the UGC, CSIR or similar test accredited by the State Public Service Commission.

(vii) “NET/SLET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor inUniversities / Colleges / Institutions.

(a) Ph.D. degree of the candidate awarded in regular mode only;

(b) Evaluation of the Ph.D thesis by at least two external examiners;

(c) Open Ph.D viva voce of the candidate had been conducted; 

(d) Candidate has published two research papers from his/her Ph.D work out of which at least one must be in a refereed journal;

(e) Candidate has made at least two presentations in conferences/seminars, based on his /her Ph.D work. (a) to (e) as above are to to be certified by the Vice-Chancellor/Pro-Vice Chancellor/Dean (Academic Affairs)/Dean (University instructions).”


1. Position: Assistant Professor (Comm. Art)

2. No. of posts: 01

3. Pay scale: Rs.15600-39100+ (GP 6000)

4. Essential Qualification(s):

(i) A good academic record with at least 55% marks or an equivalent of 55%, wherever the grading system is followed in Masters Degree level in the relevant subject from an Indian University or an equivalent degree from Foreign University recognized by the Government of India.

(ii) A relaxation of 5% is provided (from 55% to 50% marks) at the Masters Degree for the SC/ST/OBC (Non creamy layer) categories. AND 

(iii) A relaxation of 5% (from 55% to 50%) of marks, at the Master’s level to the Physically and Visually Handicapped persons in appointment as Assistant Professors.

(iv) A relaxation of 5% is provided from 55% to 50% of the marks to the Ph.D. Degree holders who have passed their masters degree prior to the September, 1991. 

(v) “B” in the 7 point scale with letter grades O, A, B, C, D, E & F shall be regarded as equivalent of 55% wherever the grading system is followed (7 point scale is displayed in the Foot Note) 

(vi) Candidate besides fulfilling the above qualifications should have cleared the eligibility test (NET) for Assistant Professor conducted by the UGC, CSIR or similar test accredited by the State Public Service Commission.

(vii) “NET/SLET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor in Universities / Colleges / Institutions.

(a) Ph.D. degree of the candidate awarded in regular mode only;

(b) Evaluation of the Ph.D thesis by at least two external examiners;

(c) Open Ph.D viva voce of the candidate had been conducted; 

(d) Candidate has published two research papers from his/her Ph.D work out of which at least one must be in a refereed journal;

(e) Candidate has made at least two presentations in conferences/seminars, based on his /her Ph.D work. (a) to (e) as above are to to be certified by the Vice-Chancellor/Pro-Vice Chancellor/Dean (Academic Affairs)/Dean (University instructions).”


1. Position: Assistant Professor (Economics)

2. No. of posts: 39

3. Pay scale: Rs.15600-39100+ (GP 6000)

4. Essential Qualification(s):

(i) A good academic record with at least 55% marks or an equivalent of 55%, wherever the grading system is followed in Masters Degree level in the relevant subject from an Indian University or an equivalent degree from Foreign University recognized by the Government of India.

(ii) A relaxation of 5% is provided (from 55% to 50% marks) at the Masters Degree for the SC/ST/OBC (Non creamy layer) categories. AND

(iii) A relaxation of 5% (from 55% to 50%) of marks, at the Master’s level to the Physically and Visually Handicapped persons in appointment as Assistant Professors.

(iv) A relaxation of 5% is provided from 55% to 50% of the marks to the Ph.D. Degree holders who have passed their masters degree prior to the September, 1991. 

(v) B” in the 7 point scale with letter grades O, A, B, C, D, E & F shall be regarded as equivalent of 55% wherever the grading system is followed (7 point scale is displayed in the Foot Note) 

(vi)Candidate besides fulfilling the above qualifications should have cleared the eligibility test (NET) for Assistant Professor conducted by the UGC, CSIR or similar test accredited by the State Public Service Commission.

(vii) NET/SLET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor in Universities / Colleges / Institutions.

(a) Ph.D. degree of the candidate awarded in regular mode only;

(b) Evaluation of the Ph.D thesis by at least two external examiners;

(c) Open Ph.D viva voce of the candidate had been conducted; 

(d) Candidate has published two research papers from his/her Ph.D work out of which at least one must be in a refereed journal;

(e) Candidate has made at least two presentations in conferences/seminars, based on his /her Ph.D work. (a) to (e) as above are to to be certified by the Vice-Chancellor/Pro-Vice Chancellor/Dean (Academic Affairs)/Dean (University instructions).”


1. Position: Assistant Professor (Political Science)

2. No. of posts: 47

3. Pay scale: Rs.16650- 39100+(GP 5800)

4. Essential Qualification(s):

(i) A good academic record with at least 55% marks or an equivalent of 55%, wherever the grading system is followed in Masters Degree level in the relevant subject from an Indian University or an equivalent degree from Foreign University recognized by the Government of India.

(ii) A relaxation of 5% is provided (from 55% to 50% marks) at the Masters Degree for the SC/ST/OBC (Non creamy layer) categories. AND

(iii) A relaxation of 5% (from 55% to 50%) of marks, at the Master’s level to the Physically and Visually Handicapped persons in appointment as Assistant Professors.

(iv) A relaxation of 5% is provided from 55% to 50% of the marks to the Ph.D. Degree holders who have passed their masters degree prior to the September, 1991.

(v) B” in the 7 point scale with letter grades O, A, B, C, D, E & F shall be regarded as equivalent of 55% wherever the grading system is followed (7 point scale is displayed in the Foot Note)

(vi)Candidate besides fulfilling the above qualifications should have cleared the eligibility test (NET) for Assistant Professor conducted by the UGC, CSIR or similar test accredited by the State Public Service Commission.

(vii) NET/SLET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor in Universities / Colleges / Institutions.

(a) Ph.D. degree of the candidate awarded in regular mode only;

(b) Evaluation of the Ph.D thesis by at least two external examiners;

(c) Open Ph.D viva voce of the candidate had been conducted; 

(d) Candidate has published two research papers from his/her Ph.D work out of which at least one must be in a refereed journal;

(e) Candidate has made at least two presentations in conferences/seminars, based on his /her Ph.D work. (a) to (e) as above are to to be certified by the Vice-Chancellor/Pro-Vice Chancellor/Dean (Academic Affairs)/Dean (University instructions).”

5. Kindly refer to the Official Notification

Age Limit:
Between 18 to 45 years. ( to be reckoned from 01-01-2022)

Application Fees:
General Category/EWS: 400/-, S.C. of H.P. /S.T. of H.P. /O.B.C. of H.P./ EWS: 100/-, Ex-Servicemen of H.P. (Ex-Servicemen, who are relieved from Defence Services after completion of normal tenure)/ Blind/Visually Impaired of H.P./Female Candidates: No fee

Documents Required:
1. Matriculation certificate for age proof.

2. Degree certificate along with Marks Sheets of all years/ consolidated mark-sheets or provisional certificate(s) along with marks sheets of all semesters/ years in support of Educational Qualification.

3. Category certificate(s) in support of their eligibility, if any, viz., S.C., S.T., O.B.C., E.W.S., Ex-Servicemen, Ward of Ex. Servicemen, WFF and Persons with disabilities etc.

a. All these certificates along with undertaking wherever required, should be on Performa prescribed by the Government of H.P. from time to time. Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes Certificates should be in accordance with the instructions of the Govt. issued vide letter No.PER (AP)-CF(10)-4/2010 dated 5th August, 2019.

4. The candidates belonging to Ex-Servicemen of Himachal Pradesh will have to furnish Discharge Certificate and full detail in respect of their P.P.O No., Rank.

b. In case of Short Service Commissioned Officer against the post reserved for Ex-Servicemen, as per definition of Ex-Servicemen contained in Ministry of Defence, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Govt. of India Office Memorandum No. 1(07)2014/D(ResI) dated 20th April, 2021,all Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who were released from service with gratuity will get the status of Ex-Servicemen w.e.f 13-02-2020 or thereafter.

5. The N.O.C. with date of retirement from the Defence Services to claim the benefit of reservation for the category of Ex-Serviceman of Himachal Pradesh the persons serving in the Armed Forces of the Union, who on retirement from service, would come under the category of

c. “Ex-Serviceman” may be permitted to apply for re-employment one year before the completion of the specified terms of engagement and avail themselves of all concessions available to Ex-serviceman but shall not be permitted to leave the uniform until they complete the specified terms of engagement in the Armed Forces of the Union.

6. The eligibility will be decided in accordance with the Demobilized Armed Forces Personnel (Reservation of vacancies in Himachal State Non- Technical Services) Rules, 1972 amended from time to time. The period of one year shall be counted from the notified last date of receipt of application for the post(s)advertised.

7. Bonafide Himachali Certificate in case of reserved category candidates

8. Candidates applying under EWS category will have to submit either ‘Income & Asset Certificate’ or valid BPL Certificate countersigned by B.D.O. along with non- SC/ST/OBC certificate issued by the competent authority on the format prescribed by H.P. Government vide letter No. PER (AP)-C-B(12)-1/2019 dated 11th June,2019

Important Instructions:
1. Date for determining eligibility of all candidates in respect of essential qualification(s) and experience, if any, etc., shall be the prescribed closing date for submission of Online Recruitment Applications (ORA).

2. The candidates must read instructions carefully, which are available on website of the Commission before applying for the post(s) concerned.

3. The candidates must establish their eligibility in respect of category, experience, age and essential qualification(s) etc. as mentioned in the advertisement by uploading copies of certificates of essential qualification, Matriculation certificate as age proof, category certificate and experience certificate (where required) to avoid rejection of their candidature after the closing date.

4. The benefit of reservation for various post(s) will be admissible only to the candidates, who are bonafide residents of Himachal Pradesh in respect of categories, viz., S.C., S.T., O.B.C., E.W.S., Ex-Servicemen, W.F.F. and Persons with disabilities (Loco motor Disabled / Visually Impaired/Hearing Impaired)etc.

5. Category once claimed shall be treated final and no representation /correspondence will be entertained in this regard. 

6. The reserved category candidates belonging to other States will be treated as GENERAL CATEGORY CANDIDATES and the benefit of reservation and fee concession will not be admissible to such candidates. 

7. The candidates should possess requisite essential qualification(s) prescribed for the post(s) for which he/she wants to apply as on closing date for submission of Online Recruitment Applications (ORA) on the website www.hppsc.hp.gov.in/hppsc

8. Number of post(s) is/are tentative and may increase or decrease from time to time.

9. No in service (regular service) candidate will be interviewed unless he /she brings N.O.C. from the concerned employer.

10. Examination fees once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances nor can the fees be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.

11. Disputes, if any, shall be subject to Court jurisdiction at Shimla (Himachal Pradesh). 

12. The candidates are required to upload the requisite documents on the OTRS portal. 

13. In cases where the number of eligible candidates for recruitment to the post(s) advertised by the Commission s inordinately large, the Commission may limit /shortlist the number of eligible candidates to be called for personality test(s) by subjecting them to either Computer Based Screening Test (objective-type) or Offline Screening Test (objective) of Two hours duration.

14. Marks obtained in the Screening Test are only meant to short list the number of candidates for personality test(s) and are in no way to be presumed by the candidates as being their merit for final selection.

Selection Process:
1. In cases where the number of eligible candidates for recruitment to the post(s) advertised by the Commission is inordinately large, the Commission may limit /shortlist the number of eligible candidates to be called for personality test(s) by subjecting them to either Computer Based Screening Test (objective-type) or Offline Screening Test (objective) of Two hours duration.

2. Marks obtained in the Screening Test are only meant to short list the number of candidates for personality test(s) and are in no way to be presumed by the candidates as being their merit for final selection.

3. In cases where the number of eligible candidates for recruitment to the post(s) advertised by the Commission is inordinately large, the Commission may limit / shortlist the number of eligible candidates to be called for personality test(s) by subjecting them to either Computer based Screening Test (objective-type) or

4. Offline Screening Test (objective / descriptive) of two hours duration. Marks obtained in the Screening Test are only meant to short list the number of candidates for personality test(s) and are in no way to be presumed by the candidates as being their merit for final selection.

5. Minimum pass marks in Computer Based Test / Offline Test (objective or descriptive) are 25% for the candidates of General category and 20% for the candidates of reserved categories. Any correlation drawn by the candidates between their score in the Screening Test and final merit at a later stage is completely unwarranted.

6. No representation(s) shall be entertained in this regard. Final selection of a candidate will be made solely on the basis of his/ her performance in the Personality Test, which will be of maximum 100 marks. The minimum pass marks in personality test are 45 for the candidates of general category and 35 marks for the candidates of reserved categories

(a) Where selection is to be made on the basis of performance of the candidates having qualified the Computer Based Test / Offline Test (objective or descriptive), before the Personality Test Board, a candidate scoring more marks in the Personality Test shall be placed above the candidate scoring lesser marks in the Personality Test.

i. If the candidates will score equal marks in the Personality Test, then a candidate securing more marks in the Computer Based Test / Offline Test (objective or descriptive) will be placed above the candidate securing lesser marks in the Computer Based Test / Offline Test (objective / descriptive). In case the marks of Computer Based Test / Offline Test (objective or descriptive) are equal then the candidate who is senior in age will be placed above the candidate junior in age

(b) Where selection is to be made purely on the basis of performance of the candidates before the Personality Test Board, a candidate scoring more marks in the Personality Test shall be placed above the candidate scoring lesser marks in the Personality Test. If the candidates will score equal marks in the Personality Test, then a candidate who is senior in age will be placed above the candidate junior in age

7. In the Computer Based Test (CBT) (objective type) there will be 100 questions of 01 mark each on the basis of syllabus approved by the Commission for the test. Each question will be followed by four (a, b, c. d) answer options.

8. The candidate will have to click on the circle adjacent to the option he / she thinks is correct.

9. The answer key of CBT (objective type) shall be uploaded online on the ‘MY EXAMINATION MY ONLINE REVIEW’ in the User IDs of all appeared candidates immediately after its conduct for inviting objection(s) for which 03 (three) days time from the day of publishing of answer key (day of publishing of the answer key plus 3 (three) next days upto 11.59 P.M. of the last date of receipt of objections after which the link will be disabled) shall be given to them to submit their objection(s) in online mode only.

10. Objection(s) submitted in any other mode will not be entertained. The received objection(s), if any, will be got verified from the concerned Subject Expert / Paper Setter. Based on the opinion / decision of the concerned Subject Expert / Paper Setter to the objection(s) raised by the candidates the revised answer key shall be prepared & finalized

How to Apply:
a) Desirous/ eligible candidates must have to apply online through official website of the Commission http://www.hppsc.hp.gov.in/hppsc. Applications received through any other mode would not be accepted and will be rejected straightway. 

b) The candidates should exercise due care while entering their Mobile Numbers and e-mail IDs in the Online Recruitment Applications (ORA) for immediate intimation with regard to their application. 

c) The desirous & eligible candidate may visit the official website of the Commission (http://www.hppsc.hp.gov.in/hppsc) and click on the link “Apply Online” on the Home Page. The candidate will register and create his/ her profile on ‘One Time Registration’ and after logging into his/ her account in OTR. the list of advertisements will be displayed to the candidate dashboard.

i. Candidate will apply for a particular post through portal. The application of the candidate will be submitted only after uploading of requisite documents as per advertisement. Before submission of application the candidate will be shown the preview of uploaded documents and he/ shall give an undertaking/ declaration that:- 

ii. “It is certified that I have checked the preview of all the requisite uploaded documents and I am satisfied that documents are legible, readable and true. That I shall not object to rejection of my candidature based on the sole reason of uploaded documents being non readable/ poor quality of scanning." 

iii. No further opportunity will be given to the candidate for submission of any document after the submission of online recruitment application. Online Recruitment Application once submitted shall not be allowed any change. 

d) No representation / correspondence will be entertained against final rejection of candidature. 

e) Closing Date for Application : 26/05/2022 11:59PM and Closing Date for Fee : 26/05/2022 11:59PM

Official Notification

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