APSC CCE Syllabus & Exam Pattern – New Exam Scheme, Syllabus & Model Paper
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.
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
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
Duration: 3 hours
(iv) Paper 8
Type of Paper: Optional Subject, Paper 2
Duration: 3 hour
(v) Interview Test (After qualifying in written test)
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)
3. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
6. Civil Engineering
7. Commerce and Accountancy
9. Electrical Engineering
14. Literature of any one of the following languages Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Hindi, Sanskrit, English
17. Mechanical Engineering
18. Medical Science
21. Political Science and International Relations
23. Public Administration
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
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.