APSC Combined Competitive Examination Scheme and Syllabus

APSC Combined Competitive Examination Scheme and Syllabus The following Examinations are conducted by the APSC: Combined Competitive Examination Departmental Examinations APSC Combined Competitive Examination Scheme and Syllabus As per requisition of the Govt. of Assam for recruitment in various posts…
APSC Combined Competitive Examination Scheme and Syllabus

The following Examinations are conducted by the APSC:

  1. Combined Competitive Examination
  2. Departmental Examinations

APSC Combined Competitive Examination Scheme and Syllabus

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)

Sl. No Subject Sl. No Subject
1 Agriculture 15 Geography
2 Anthropology 16 Geology
3 Animal Husbandry & Vety Science 17 Indian History
4 Botany 18 Law
5 Chemical Engineering 19 Mathematics
6 Civil Engineering 20 Mechanical Engineering
7 Chemistry 21 Medical Science
8 Commerce 22 Philosophy
9 Computer Science 23 Physics
10 Economics 24 Political Science
11 Education 25 Psychology
12 Electrical Engineering 26 Sociology
13 Electronics 27 Statistics
14 Fisheries 28 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)

Sl. No Subject Sl. No Subject
1 Agriculture 15 Geography
2 Anthropology 16 Geology
3 Animal Husbandry & Vety Science 17 History
4 Botany 18 Law
5 Chemical Engineering 19 Mathematics
6 Civil Engineering 20 Mechanical Engineering
7 Chemistry 21 Medical Science
8 Commerce & Accountancy 22 Philosophy
9 Computer Science 23 Physics
10 Economics 24 Political Science
11 Education 25 Psychology
12 Electrical Engineering 26 Sociology
13 Electronics 27 Statistics
14 Fisheries 28 Zoology
29 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
Candidates are not allowed the following combinations of subjects
  1. Anthropology & Sociology
  2. Mathematics & Statistics
  3. Philosophy & Psychology
  4. Agriculture & Animal Husbandry & Vety. Science
  5. Of the Engineering subjects not more than one subject

The Commission has discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the Examination.

Interview Test: Marks 200

The candidates are interviewed by a Board which takes into account their academic career. The marks scored in the interview are added to the marks scored in the written examination (Main) and the rankings of the candidates are determined on the basis of the total marks obtained.

Departmental Examinations

The APSC also has to conduct Departmental Examinations in every six month for different categories of Govt. officers including All India Service Officers serving under the Govt. of Assam. For this purpose, APSC advertises seeking applications from the intending candidates through all leading news papers of Assam.

Reservation

The percentage of reservations as prescribed by the Govt. of Assam are as follows:

Serial Category Percentage
1 S.C. 7%
2 STP 10%
3 STH 5%
4 OBC/MOBC 27%
5 Physically Handicapped 3% (subject to condition prescribed by the Govt.)
6 Women 30% (against reserved and unreserved categories)

 

 

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