APSC CCE Syllabus & Exam Pattern – New Exam Scheme, Syllabus & Model Paper

APSC CCE Syllabus & Exam Pattern – New Exam Scheme, Syllabus & Model Paper

APSC CCE Syllabus & Exam Pattern: Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) has uploaded the new amended Assam Public Service Combined Competitive Examination (Amendment) Rules, 2019 in its official website. The CCE syllabus has been changed as per the earlier one. The Government of Assam has made some new provisions and laid down the following rules to amend the Assam Public Service Combined Competitive Examination Rules, 1989. Here is the list of major amendments to be implemented in the Combined Competitive Examination conducted by the Assam Public Service Commission from next onwards. For more information you can visit the official website of APSC www.apsc.nic.in. For more Upcoming Latest Assam Govt Jobs information please keep visiting our website www.theJob365.com regularly.

APSC-CCE-Syllabus-&-Exam-Pattern

The main exam will consist of written test and interview test. The written examination will consist of one essay paper, five papers on General Studies and two papers on any one optional subject. There will be two qualifying papers to test the language communication skills of the candidates. Thus the marks obtained by the candidates in the main examination (written part as well as interview) will determine their final result.

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Schemes and Subjects for the APSC Preliminary Examination

The Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) shall consist of two papers:

1. Paper-1: General Studies I 200 Marks 2 Hours Duration

2. Paper-2: General Studies II 200 Marks 2 Hours Duration

Total – 400 Marks

The total qualifying marks of Paper-I General Studies I of Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination maybe determined by the Commission.

The Paper 1: General Studies I shall be set in such a way that 30% to 35% of questions shall compulsorily relate to Assam.

The Paper 2: General Studies II shall have minimum qualifying marks of 33%.

Schemes and Subjects for the APSC Main Examination

The Main Examination shall consist of Written Examination and an Interview test.

The written examinations shall consist of eight papers of conventional essay type/objective type with limited words and two qualifying Language papers (in the level of Class X). Marks obtained in Interview for Preliminary Test shall be counted for ranking.

Details of Papers for Main Examination:

(i) Paper 1

Type of Paper: Essay

Marks: 250

Duration: 3 hours

(ii) Paper 2 to 6

Type of Paper: General Studies

Marks: 250 for each paper

Duration: 3 hour for each paper

(iii) Paper 7

Type of Paper: Optional Subject, Paper I

Marks: 250

Duration: 3 hours 

(iv) Paper 8

Type of Paper: Optional Subject, Paper 2

Marks: 250

Duration: 3 hour

(v) Interview Test (After qualifying in written test)

Marks: 275

Total Marks: 2275

Qualifying Papers (in the level of Class X):

1. Paper A (300 Marks – 3 Hours Duration): Any one of the language from Assamese, Bengali, Bodo. Candidates from Dima Hasao, Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong Districts who had not studied any of these languages in school shall be exempted from appearing for qualifying language papers. 

2. Paper B: English (300 Marks – 3 Hours Duration)

APSC CCE Optional Papers

The list of Optional subjects for the Main Examination:

(The standard and syllabi of the Optional subjects are approximately those of Degree Level Course of the Universities)

1. Agriculture

2. Anthropology

3. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

4. Botany

5. Chemistry

6. Civil Engineering

7. Commerce and Accountancy

8. Economics

9. Electrical Engineering

10. Geography

11. Geology

12. History

13. Law

14. Literature of any one of the following languages Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Hindi, Sanskrit, English

15. Management

16. Mathematics

17. Mechanical Engineering

18. Medical Science

19. Philosophy

20. Physics

21. Political Science and International Relations

22. Psychology

23. Public Administration

24. Sociology

25. Statistics

26. Zoology

Marks shall not be allotted for mere superficial knowledge.

Candidates will be required to apply online using the website www.apsc.nic.in .The online Applications can be filled up to the last day for submission as fixed by the Commission. The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admission Certificate will be made available in the Commission website for downloading by candidates. No Admission Certificate will be sent by post.

Negative Marking in APSC CCE Exam

(a) There will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Multiple Choice Question Papers as decided by the Commission. There will be negative marking for incorrect answers (as detailed below) for all questions except some of the questions where the negative marking will be inbuilt in the form of different marks being awarded to the most appropriate and not so appropriate answer for such questions.
(b) There will be four alternatives for the answers to every question in Preliminary Examination. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-fourth (0.25) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
(c) If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happen to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.
8. Commission will publicly disclose the scores of the candidates (obtained in the Written Examination and Interview/Personality Test) through the public portals. The disclosure will be made in respect of only those candidates who will appear in the Interview/Personality Test for the Civil Service Examination and are not finally recommended for appointment. 

The information shared through this Disclosure Scheme about non-recommended candidates may be used by other public and private recruitment agencies to recruit suitable candidates from the information provided in the public portal. A candidate can also opt out of the scheme and in that case the details thereof will not be published by the Commission.

Apart from sharing of information of non-recommended candidates for examinations conducted by the Commission, the Commission shall not assume any responsibility for the manner and manner in which the information relating to candidates appearing in CCE/Selection is used by others . private to public organizations.

APSC CCE Syllabus & Exam Pattern – Important Links

New Official Notification: Click Here

Old Official Notification: Click Here

APSC Syllabus Preliminary Examination:


APSC Syllabus Main Examination:

APSC Preliminary Examination – Model Question Papers:

General Studies-I: Set-I || Set-II

General Studies-II: Set-I || Set-II 
Optional Subjects for Paper 7 & 8: 

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