SSC, Recruitment for Pharmacists (188 posts) under Staff Selection Commission

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The Government of HP in exercise of the powers conferred under article 162 read with proviso of Article 309 of the Constitution of India constituted the HR Staff Selection Commission with its headquarters at Hamirpur vide notification No. Per (APB) B (1 >-1/98 dated 6th October 1998. The commission has been entrusted with the responsibility of making recommendations to all class-ill services/posts including such posts on contract basis under the HP Govt.

Post : Animal Husbandry (Veterinary Pharmacist)

Post Code : 958
Number of posts : 188 [General (UR)-73, EWS-21, General (WFF)-03, SC UR)-38, SC (BPL)-06, SC (WFF)-01, ST (UR)-07, ST (BPL)-02, ST (WFF)-01, OBC (UR)-30, OBC (BPL)-06]
Pay Band : Rs. 5910-20200+2800 GP with fixed Contractual emoluments of Rs. 8710/- + 150% of GP/- per month
Note:- The candidates who had applied for this post earlier against Advt. No. 33-2/2017 under Post Code 593 and fulfill the eligibility criteria need not to apply again.
i) The minimum and maximum age limit of such candidates will be reckoned as on 01.01.2017.
ii) The date of determining the eligibility of these candidates in respect of Essential Qualifications, experience etc. shall be reckoned as on 31.10.2017. Further the candidates whose categories have changed during this period have to apply afresh. Rest of the terms and conditions of this advertisement shall also apply on such candidates.

Minimum Essential Qualifications as per R&P Rules :
 i) Should have passed the 10+2 or its equivalent examination from the Board recognized by the State Government and also should have passed the Matriculation Examination with Science from the Board recognized by the State Government. Provided that he should have passed the prescribed Veterinary Pharmacist Training Course of two years duration and Diploma to this effect should have been issued by the CSKHPKV, Palampur or should have passed two years duration course with equivalent syllabus as prescribed by CSKHPKV, Palampur for Veterinary Pharmacist training from a University/Institution recognized by State/Central Government and also recognized by Himachal Pradesh Para Veterinary Council.
ii) Candidates must be registered with Himachal Pradesh Para Veterinary Council.
Note :- A candidate shall be eligible for appointment of this post, if, he/she has passed Matriculation and 10+2 from any School/Institution situated within Himachal Pradesh. Provided this condition shall not apply to Bonafide Himachalis.
Desirable Qualifications:- Knowledge of customs, manners and dialects of Himachal Pradesh and suitability for appointment in the peculiar conditions prevailing in the Pradesh.

Mode of Selection (Written test of 100 marks)
1. The Written Objective type Screening test of two hours duration will consist of 200 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) of 100 marks. Each question will be of ½ marks. The skill tests wherever applicable will be of qualifying nature for those who qualify the Written Objective type Screening Test.
Objective type screening test consisting of 200 Multiple Choice Questions from:-
i) Subject(s)/field(s) concerned prescribed as essential qualification(s) in the R&P Rules and as notified in the advertisement. =120 questions
ii) General Knowledge including General Knowledge of Himachal Pradesh, Current Affairs, Everyday Science, Logic, Social Science, General English & General Hindi of Matric standard. = 80 questions

Examination Fees:-
The detail of Exam. fee for different categories is as under:-
General Category (including General Ex-Servicemen of HP relieved from Defence Services on their own request before completion of normal tenure, and reserved categories of other states). : Rs. 360/-
General IRDP, Physically Handicapped, Ward of Freedom Fighter, Ward of Ex-Servicemen of HP. : Rs. 120/-
S.C. of H.P. /S.T. of H.P. /O.B.C. of H.P. (including S.C. /S.T. /O.B.C. Ex-Servicemen of H.P. relieved from Defence Services on their own requests before completion of normal tenure and SC/ ST/ OBC, IRDP, Physically Handicapped, Ward of Freedom Fighter, Ward of Ex-Servicemen of H.P) : Rs. 120/-
Ex-Servicemen of H.P. (Ex-Servicemen, who are relieved from Defense Services after completion of normal tenure) / Blind of H.P./ Visually Impaired of H.P. : No Fee
Mode of Payment:- The candidate can deposit the requisite fee through “Online Payment Gateway” using Credit Card/Debit Card/ Net Banking. There will not be any other mode of payment of examination fee.

i) The candidates must read the instructions/other terms and conditions carefully, which are available on the website of the HPSSC i.e. before filling up ORA Forms for the post(s) concerned.
ii) The candidates are advised to note down the USER ID and PASSWORD and this user ID and password will be applicable for all future reference regarding the examination/tests, downloading roll numbers/call letters/entering fee detail etc. No other assistance can be provided on this issue.
iii) The candidates are advised to give their working mobile number and email ID, used by them in the online recruitment (ORA) application and ensure their working till the completion of selection process to avoid inconvenience. There is no other means of contacting them except their email & Mobile numbers.
iv) The candidates shall fill up their complete and correct particulars in the ORA forms to avoid rejection of candidature. Furnishing incorrect information may disqualify the candidate from appearing for recruitment to any post to be advertised by the Commission for a period of three years.
v) No other mode except online payment is acceptable for examination fees.
vi) No. of post(s) is/ are tentative and may increase or decrease from time to time for different categories of posts, if any, fresh requisitions received from any requisitioning authorities for the posts having common/similar R & P Rules shall be included in the present number of posts up to 30.09.2022 or the date of written objective screening test whichever is earlier. Therefore, all the candidates are requested to apply under their respective category (s) as the post of any reserved category can be included to be filled up on the basis of this advertisement. The number of vacancies & reservation of post is liable to be altered without any notice.

vii) The candidates will have to exercise the option in writing at the time of documentation and the selection/allocation of the departments will be made on the basis of “Merit –Cum-Option-Cum-Availability of Post” formula in the case of the posts of various departments and various districts in case of District cadre posts. However, the desirous reserve category candidate(s ) may further opt that in case by considering him as MRC (Meritorious Reserve Candidate), he is not getting the post/department/district of his better preference/choice, then he may be considered in his respective reserve category for giving him better choice/ preference for ultimate recommendation.
viii) The recommendations of the Commission will be valid till the appointments are offered to the candidates by the Appointing Authority or for a period of one year from the date of recommendations which-ever is earlier. Further, the recommendations shall be made by the Commission from the existing panel as and when the requisitions in respect of the additional vacancies are received from different departments for similar posts with similar/common Recruitment and Promotion Rules till the waiting panel in operation is exhausted or six months, whichever is earlier.”
ix) While preparing the final result, a category wise waiting list (panel) shall be prepared. The candidates placed in the waiting list/panel shall have no right to be appointed except when a selected/recommended candidate does not join and the waiting list is still in operation.
x) The Commission reserves the right to dispense with the written examination for any post keeping in view the number of applications viz-a-viz vacancies and other circumstances. In lieu of marks for written test, the Commission may prescribe a direct selection criteria based on essential qualifications mentioned in the R &P Rules and may directly conduct the Skill test/Physical test/documentation of all the eligible applicants, as the case may be.
xi) The Commission reserves the right to implement any clarifications/instructions, received from the Government during the recruitment process.
xii) The candidates must visit the website regularly for any further information regarding their roll numbers, admit card, documentation etc. They are advised to retain their registered mobile numbers/e-mail addresses till the conclusion of selection process for communication purpose.
xiii) As per instructions of the Government dated 11.06.2019 when an Economically Weaker Sections EWS candidate is not available for selection, the post(s) will be treated automatically as de-reserved and will be filled up from a non EWS candidate of unreserved category.
xiv) The candidates belonging to Antodaya/B.P.L. families, who apply for vacancies reserved for Economically Weaker Sections, on the basis of valid BPL certificate and non-SC/ST/OBC certificate issued by the competent authority as prescribed in the instructions of the Govt. dated 11.06.2019 shall be eligible for concession in examination fee.
xv) The candidate shall be eligible for appointment, if he/she has passed Matriculation and 10+2 from any school/institution situated within Himachal Pradesh. Provided that this condition shall not apply to Bonafide Himachalis.
xvi) The candidates are advised to retain the carbonless copy of their OMR sheets till the conclusion of selection process which may be requisitioned by the Commission as & when deemed necessary.
xvii) Dispute, if any, shall be subject to Court jurisdictions of HP.
xviii) The Commission reserves the right to change any other terms of the advertisement or to rectify the inadvertent/technical errors at any stage.

i. The date of determining the eligibility of all candidates in terms of Essential Qualifications, experience etc. shall be reckoned as on the closing date for submitting the Online Recruitment Applications (ORA).
ii. The decision of the Commission regarding eligibility etc. of a candidate will be final.
iii. Onus of proving that a candidate has acquired requisite degree/ essential qualifications by the stipulated date is on the candidate and in the absence of proof the date as mentioned on the face of certificate/ degree or the date of issue of certificate / degree shall be taken as date of acquiring essential qualification.
iv. In respect of equivalent clause in Essential Qualifications, if a candidate is claiming a particular qualification as equivalent qualification as per the requirement of advertisement, then the candidate is required to produce order / letter in this regard, indicating the Authority (with number and date) under which it has been so treated, otherwise the ORA is liable to be rejected.

1. All candidates, whether in Government Service or Government owned Industrial or Public Enterprises or other similar organizations or in private employment should submit their applications online directly to the Commission. Persons already in regular Government service, whether in a permanent or temporary capacity are required to submit a declaration that they have informed in writing to their Head of Office/ Department that they have applied for a particular post. In case, a communication is received from their employer by the Commission withholding permission to any candidate applying for/ appearing for the examination, his/her application(s) will be liable to be rejected.
2. Contract/Casual/adhoc/daily wages /work charged employees do not need to produce NOC from the concerned employer.
3. In Government service (regular service) candidates may apply to the Commission along with requisite examination fees with information to their Heads of Departments/Employer for issuing NOC.
4. Candidate who is or has been declared by the Commission to be guilty of:-
(a) Obtaining support for his/her candidature by the following means, namely:-
Offering illegal gratification to, or applying pressure on, or blackmailing or threatening to blackmail any person connected with the conduct of the examination, or
(b) Impersonating, or
(c) procuring impersonation by any person, or
(d) submitting fabricated documents or documents which have been tampered with, or
(e) making statements which are incorrect or false or suppressing material information, or
(f) resorting to the following means in connection with his/her candidature for the examination, namely:-Obtaining copy of question paper through improper means, finding out the particulars of the persons connected with secret work relating to the examination, influencing the examiners, or
(g) using unfair means during the examination, or
(h) writing obscene matter or drawing obscene sketches in the scripts, or
(i) misbehaving in the examination hall including tearing of the scripts, provoking fellow examinees to boycott examination, creating disorderly scene and the like, or

(j) harassing or doing bodily harm to the staff employed by the Commission for the conduct of their examinations, or
(k) being in possession of or using mobile phone, pager or any electronic equipment or device or any other equipment capable of being used as a communication device during the examination; or
(l) violating any of the instructions issued to candidates along with their admission certificates permitting them to take the examination, or
(m) attempting to commit or as the case may be abetting the Commission of all or any of the acts specified in the foregoing clauses; may in addition to rendering himself/herself liable to Criminal prosecution, be liable to be disqualified by the Commission from the examination for which he/she is a candidate and/or
to be debarred either permanently or for a period as specified by the Commission from any examination or selection.


Online Applications are invited for direct recruitment of under mentioned categories of posts using the website of Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission i.e. The online application can be filled up from 31.05.2022 to 30.06.2022 till 11:59 PM, thereafter website link will be disabled. The candidates are strictly advised to apply online well in advance to avoid rush during closing dates of submission of Online Recruitment Applications. No offline Application Form will be accepted by the Commission.


The downloaded copy of the online application form along with necessary original certificates and self attested photocopies must be brought at the time of documentation or to submit the same whenever required by the Commission to ascertain the eligibility of applicants.

Opening date for submission of Online Recruitment Application (ORA) Form : 31.05.2022
Closing date for submission of Online Recruitment Application (ORA) Form : 30.06.2022 till 11:59 PM

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