Jokta Academy

ICICI Bank Building NH-05, BCS, Shimla 171009(H.P.) 8847232312

Jokta Academy

ICICI Bank Building NH-05, BCS,





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Started from 24, Fab, 2023

Jokta academy is the Best HPAS/HAS Coaching Institute in Shimla. The Himachal Pradesh Civil Services is considered one of the most prestigious services, and many aspirants dream of joining this esteemed institution for the respect and status it offers. However, due to the cut-throat competition, thousands of students appear for the exam every year, and many of them fail due to the lack of proper education, guidance, and mentoring. But, fret not, as Jokta Academy Shimla provides a comprehensive teaching program, study material, notes, and test series to help you succeed in your HAS journey. Start your exam preparation today with Jokta Academy Shimla to boost your chances of clearing the examination.

Batch has Been

Started from 24, Fab, 2023

What is HAS or HPPSC?

The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) is in charge of administering the state civil services examination. This examination serves as an entrance exam for administrative posts in the government of Himachal Pradesh and determines who will be the executing authority or the authority responsible for maintaining peace and order in the state government. These posts include SDM, DSP, BDO, and other similar positions. In addition to that, it provides support for the offices that make up the governmental administrative machinery. Every year, the HP government solicits applications for a wide variety of roles, including those already vacant, the ones expected to become vacant, and newly established jobs. Inspectors, sub-inspectors, tehsildars, local police, assistant professors, medical officers, HP forest service employees, and administrative service workers are some of the job descriptions that are available.


Article – 320 of the Constitution of India states the functions of Public Service Commissions.

  1. The Union and State Public Service Commission shall be responsible for conducting examinations for appointments to Union and State services, respectively.
  2. It shall also be the duty of the Union Public Service Commission, if requested by any two or more States, to assist those States in developing and implementing joint recruitment schemes for any services that require candidates with exceptional qualifications.
  3. On matters relating to recruitment to Civil Services and Civil Posts.
  1. Advising the Government on any matter referred to the Commission by the President of India.
  2. Appointments of officers on promotion/deputation/absorption.
  3. Framing and amendment of recruitment rules for various services and posts under the Government.

There are various methods of recruitment under HPPSC like

  • Recruitment through examination followed by VIVA-VOCE
  • Recruitment through the examination without VIVA – VOCE
  • Recruitment through Interview preceded by Screening Test
  • Recruitment through Interviews without conducting Screening Tests.

Category of Services falling under Recruitment thorough examination followed by VIVA-VOCE  are

  • Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services.
  • Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services.
  • Himachal State Forest Services
  • Forest Rangers

What is HAS or HPPSC?

How to Find the Best HAS Coaching Institute in Shimla

To be the best one has to work with the best. This goes same for a HAS aspirant who is in need of mentoring and counseling. Finding HAS coaching Institute in Shimla is not an easy task as there are plenty but only a few are worthy of calling themselves a coaching centre. Here are a few pointers to find a right HAS coaching institute in Shimla.

  • REPUTATION :- A coaching institute should be well reputed . Reputed simply means that it is highly spoken of by people .Any orgnisation built on reputation simply conveys of the trust that it has built over the years .
  • PAST RESULTS: – Any established institute functioning and posting results on a regular basis is a viable option for coaching as its specialized teaching programme is reflected in the results .
  • FACULTY :- Coaching faulty should be highly experienced and should possess expertise in their respective subjects. Teachers are backbone of any institution and those who possess the quality of Leadership ,Listening , Adaptability, Enthusiasm , Skills ,Ethics , are blessed at teaching .
  • COUNSELING :- Coaching cannot be called complete until and unless regular counseling is done with  students . Many queries of students go unnoticed as no counseling is . Do make sure to check whether institutions do counseling with the students.
  • DOUBT SESSIONS:- Frequent doubt sessions organized in classes are helpful in clearing doubts , therefore search for institutes that provide regular doubt sessions.
  • DISTANCE OF INSTITUTE / TRAVEL TIME: – ‘Shimla’ as a city is big in itself . So taking all the factors as conveyance, rental rooms , daily food essentials etc coaching institute should be in a feasible location where accessibility is easy.
  • STUDY MATERIAL :- Study material mostly in all HAS institutes are bulky. What you need to do is not go with Quantity rather go with Quality and necessity for the relevance of the exam .
  • TESTS:– Regular tests helps to keep record of performances . So make sure to join the institute which conducts frequent tests to bring out the best in you .
  • FEES:– Fee of HAS course should justify the amount of quality provided by the institution . HAS courses are detailed but that does not necessarily mean that a hefty amount is charged by coaching institutes . So do compare fee structures with the packages of various institutions and choose accordingly .
  • BATCH SIZE :– Do select the institutes in which batch size is limited so that each student is addressed properly . There are many institutes which take 100 plus students in a single batch . Avoid such places as learning won’t be effective for you .
  • VALUE FOR MONEY:-Last but not the least a coaching institute should be value for money as many people join in the beginning but at later stages the management does not provide regular classes . This harms the confidence of the student and also impacts him in a negative way .

Can I Apply for the Exam? – HAS Eligibility Criteria

The Public Service Commission of Himachal Pradesh has established the minimal conditions that a candidate must meet in order to be eligible for the exam. The following are the requirements for an applicant to meet the HAS’s eligibility criteria:

  1. Must be a citizen of India.
  2. Must possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university that was established in accordance with the “Act of Central or State Legislature in India.”


An applicant needs to be at least 21 years old and can’t be more than 35 years old. This age range is strictly enforced for General Category.

Candidates who belong to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Persons with disabilities, Children /Grandchildren of Himachal Pradesh Freedom Fighters are eligible to have their maximum age limit relaxed by five years. This provision is included in the official announcement.

Age relaxation is also available to Ex-servicemen candidates of Himachal Pradesh for the post of Himachal Pradesh Administrative Service Combined Competitive Examination. The age of 45 years on the first day of January of the year in which the applications are invited by the Commission for Competitive examination is considered to be eligible for this relaxation of age requirement.

In addition, candidates that fall into categories other than General are granted a certain amount of exemption .However, those who are fluent in the state’s customs, traditions, and dialects will be given priority in the selection process.


Located in BCS  Shimla , Jokta Academy has been started within the proximity of the students who needed a coaching centre within the state . The opening of the institute within the state was triggered by the lack of confidence in local experts and institutions with regard to the requirements that candidates needed.

Here in you will get the best HPAS coaching for prelims and mains and interview guidance. We are not only limited to HAS coaching , but furthermore provide classes for Allied , NT Sub – Inspector , HP Forest Services , and administrative services .

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    Why join Jokta Academy for HAS

    HAS Coaching Institute in Shimla

    Back in 2016 Jokta Academy was started keeping in view the things that had been missing in HAS coaching till then . Many methods were made and perfected over time to ensure that a student is provided with simplest teaching of complex topics and study material is framed for relevance of the exam . Classroom teaching was perfected to the point where notes making was followed by regular discussions and desks . As of now 50 + candidates have successfully cleared exams and have secured posts by curtailing unnecessary information circulated to confuse the aspirants

    Our Book – Jokta Academy HP GK

    Himachal general study plays an important role in all stages of the exam. Thus, to help aspirants excel in the section, we have written books,

    2. jokta academy HAS Mains Book
    3. Jokta Academy Previous year papers
    4. jokta academy Economic Survey and Budget
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