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:

PaperSubjectMarksDuration
Paper-IGeneral Studies2002 hours
Paper-IIOne optional subject to be selected from the list of optional subjects 2002 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:

PaperSubjectMarksDuration
Paper-IGeneral English 3003 hours
Paper-IIGeneral Studies 3003 hours
Paper-III
(a & b)
Any two optional subjects to be selected from the list of optional subject (two papers each) 2003 hours
2003 hours
Paper-IV
(a & b)
Any two optional subjects to be selected from the list of optional subject (two papers each) 2003 hours
2003 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

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:

SerialCategoryPercentage
1S.C.7%
2STP10%
3STH5%
4OBC/MOBC27%
5Physically Handicapped3% (subject to condition prescribed by the Govt.)
6Women30% (against reserved and unreserved categories)

ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM

www.apsconline.gov.in

APSC HELPDESK (Working Hours)

0361-2363117

Application Forms

Application Form(Except C.C. & Departmental Exam)

Departmental Exam

Invigilator/Supervisor

OMR Instruction

Specimen Copy of Answer Sheet

Special Instruction

Syllabus

C C Exam (Pre)
C.C. Exam (Mains)
Departmental Exam

RTI

List of Officials

Contact Address

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