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Exam Pattern of Assam Public Service Commission (APSC)

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The following Examinations are conducted by the APSC:

i. Combined Competitive Examination

ii. 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:

The Preliminary

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

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 hours

Total

 

1400

18 hours 

Candidates are not allowed the following combinations of subjects

Anthropology & Sociology

Mathematics & Statistics

Philosophy & Psychology

Agriculture & Animal Husbandry & Vety. Science

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.

Please Note: The Schedule, Pattern, Syllabus, Eligibility and Interview Process etc. of exam may change from time to time. Please visit the websites that authenticate the information to check for any such changes taking place. The candidates must read the notification carefully and confirm before making an application or before appearing for the exam. The APSC Exam’s information available herein might be subject to change