APSC-Combined Competitive Examination

Examinations

The following Examinations are conducted by the APSC:

  1. Combined Competitive Examination
  2. Departmental Examinations

Combined Competitive Examination

As per requisition of the Govt. of Assam for recruitment in various posts to the Civil Services, advertisement is generally published through print media inviting applications in prescribed form. The written examination consists of two stages:

  1. The Preliminary
  2. The Main Examination

Preliminary Examination

The examination consists of two papers of two hours duration each. This examination is meant to serve as screening test only. The marks obtained in the preliminary examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to Main examination are not counted for determining the final selection. The questions are of multiple choice objective types:

Paper Subject Marks Duration
Paper-I General Studies 200 2 hours
Paper-II One optional subject to be selected from the list of optional subjects 200 2 hours

List of optional subjects-C.C. Exam. (Pre)-(Total-28)

  1. Agriculture
  2. Anthropology
  3. Animal Husbandry & Vety Science
  4. Botany
  5. Chemical Engineering
  6. Civil Engineering
  7. Chemistry
  8. Commerce
  9. Computer Science
  10. Economics
  11. Education
  12. Electrical Engineering
  13. Electronics
  14. Fisheries
  1. Geography
  2. Geology
  3. Indian History
  4. Law
  5. Mathematics
  6. Mechanical Engineering
  7. Medical Science
  8. Philosophy
  9. Physics
  10. Political Science
  11. Psychology
  12. Sociology
  13. Statistics
  14. Zoology

Main Examination and Interview

The Main Examination consists of a written Examination and a viva-voce test as below:
Candidates who are declared qualified in the Main Examination shall be summoned for a viva-voce test. The viva-voce test carries 200 marks with no qualifying marks.
The written examination consists of the following papers of 3 hours duration each. The questions of the Main Examination will be conventional essay type:

Paper Subject Marks Duration
Paper-I General English 300 3 hours
Paper-II General Studies 300 3 hours
Paper-III
(a & b)
Any two optional subjects to be selected from the list of optional subject (two papers each) 200 3 hours
200 3 hours
Paper-IV
(a & b)
Any two optional subjects to be selected from the list of optional subject (two papers each) 200 3 hours
200 3 hourss
Total

1400

List of optional subjects-C.C. Exam.(Main)-(Total-29)

  1. Agriculture
  2. Anthropology
  3. Animal Husbandry & Vety Science
  4. Botany
  5. Chemical Engineering
  6. Civil Engineering
  7. Chemistry
  8. Commerce
  9. Computer Science
  10. Economics
  11. Education
  12. Electrical Engineering
  13. Electronics
  14. Fisheries
  15. Geography
  16. Geology
  17. History
  18. Law
  1. Modern Languages and Literature &
    Classical Language (any one only)
    (a) Assamese
    (b) Bengali
    (c) English
    (d) Hindi
    (e) Arabic
    (f) Persian
    (g) Sanskrit
    (h) Bodo
  2. Mathematics
  3. Mechanical Engineering
  4. Medical Science
  5. Philosophy
  6. Physics
  7. Political Science
  8. Psychology
  9. Sociology
  10. Statistics
  11. Zoology

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