APSC Logo

Assam Public Service Commission

Jawahar Nagar, Khanapara
Guwahati 781022
Tel: +91-361-2365426
Fax: +91-361-2368207
Email: apsc-asm@nic.in

Ashok stambh
Assured Public Service with Commitment
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:

a) The Priliminary
b) 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
Optional-I(I & II) Any two optional subjects to be selected from the list of optional subject (two papers each) 200
200
3 Hours
3 Hours
Optional-II(I & II) Any two optional subjects to be selected from the list of optional subject (two papers each) 200
200
3 Hours
3 Hours
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.

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

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