An official Spokesman of HIPA said that the next departmental examination for all categories of Gazetted and non-Gazetted officers/officials including Indian Administrative Service, H.P. Administrative Service, Tehsildars/Naib Tehsildars, IFS/HPFS and all other Gazetted Officers and eligible Non- Gazetted Officers, Supdt Gr-II and Senior Assistant (Technical and Non-Technical), Excise and Taxation Inspectors of the Excise and Taxation Department who are serving under H.P. Government would be held w.e.f. 13th to 21st October, 2011 by the Board of Departmental Examination, H.P. Institute of Public Administration, Fairlawns, Shimla-171012.

He further disclosed that the Board shall also conduct the examination at Dharamshala and Mandi for the convenience of candidates taking examination only in Paper No. 1 i.e. Financial Administration, besides H.P. Public Service Commission, Shimla.

He said that those who intend to appear in the departmental examination should send their applications on the prescribed application form with attested passport size photographs through their respective Heads of Department to the Secretary, H.P. Board of Departmental Examination, Fairlawns, Shimla-171012 so as to reach in his office latest by 31st August, 2011.

The Spokesman stated that advance copies of application form can also be sent to Secretary, Board of Departmental Examination which entitle applicant to be admitted to the examination provisionally and added that through proper channel application should reach on or before 31st August, 2011. He said that application form could be downloaded from the website of HIPA at Application form could also be typed/photocopied for use by the applicants.