APSC Combined Competitive Exam 2018

APSC Combined Competitive Exam 2018

The Assam Public Service Commission in short APSC Assam has released notification for the examination dates. The APSC CCE prelims 2018 will be held on 24 November 2018.

So, The candidates who have filled the Assam PSC Prelims form will able to download the prelims admit card from 12 to 24 November 2018.

APSC EXAM DATES

The Assam Public Service Commission will hold the Preliminary Examination of the Combined Competitive Examination on 24 November 2018  for screening candidates for the Main Examination.

The form fill up process for APSC Assam prelims started in 18 may 2018.

APSC CCE 2018 Important Dates

Submission of documents for scribe05 Nov 2018
Date of Prelim Admit Card12 to 24 Nov 2018
Date of Prelim Exam24 Nov
Date of Main ExamTo be announced

APSC Application Form

The Application form for the APSC Combined competitive examination has been released by the APSC Assam.

So, the Interested candidates can download the application form by visiting the official website of Assam Public Service commision.

Candidates must ensure the eligibility criteria before filling the APSC examination form. The form must be submitted before the last date.

Important dates for form fill up APSC Assam 2018

APSC Prelims Form fill up Dates

Prelims Form fillup Start date 18 May 2018
Prelims form End date18 June 2018

Here is a detailed guide on how to apply for Assam PSC examination

APSC Exam Eligibility

The Assam Public Service Commission’s Examination eligibility details are given below

 

Educational Qualification of the candidate:

  • The aspirant must hold a Degree from any of the Universities established and incorporated by a Central Act or State Act in India
  • or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or possess such qualification as may be declared equivalent by the Govt.
  • Candidates awaiting results of the qualifying examination on the closing date of submission of the application need not apply.

 

Nationality:

  • The Candidate must be an Indian citizen

Age Limit of candidate:

  • The age of the general categories Candidate should not be less than 21 years and more than 38 years
  • The age limit of the candidates will be calculated on the basis of the Matriculation /HSLC Admit Card/Certificate issued by a recognized Board/Council.
  • No other document shall be accepted in lieu of the mentioned documents.

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 APSC Relaxation

The age limit is relaxable for the reserved castes in the APSC Exam

  • The ST/SC caste candidates age limit is relaxed by 5 years i.e the ST/SC candidate should not be less than 21 years and more than 43 years of age
  • Similarly, The OBC/MOBC caste candidates age limit is relaxed by 3 years i.e OBC/MOBC should not be less than 21 years and more than 41 years of age as per Govt. Notification No. ABP.6/2016/9 dated Dispur the 25th April 2018.
  • Furthermore, For the Persons with Disabilities(PWD), the upper age limit is relaxed by 10 years irrespective of SC/ST/OBC/General Category as per Govt. Notification No. ABP 144/95/121 dated Dispur the 28th October 2015
  • For Ex-servicemen by 2 years i.e. up to 40 years as per Govt. Notification No.AAP.115/72/Pt.I/194 dated 10th March 2008.

APSC Exam Details

The government of Assam conducts the Assam public service commission exams.

So there are Two types of examinations Combined competitive exam (CCE) in every year and departmental exam in every six months is carried out by Assam Public Service Commission.

Here is details of the APSC exams are given below

Combined competitive exam

As per requisition of the Govt. of Assam for recruitment in various posts to the Civil Services the Assam Public Service Commission conduct The combined competitive exam in every year.

Furthermore, the Assam public service commission combined competitive exam or APSC Combined Competitive Exam  is consist of two stages

  1. The preliminary Exam
  2. The main examination (written test and interview)

Prelims

The APSC preliminary exam consists of two papers and for each question paper 2 hours is allocated

This exam conducted as a screening test only. Candidates must pass this examination to appear in the main examination. The questions pattern for the exam are of multiple choice objective types and each paper carries 200 marks in the preliminary examination

The two papers for the Assam PSC preliminary exam are

APSC preliminary exam papers

PaperSubjectMarksDuration
Paper I General studies2002 Hours
Paper II One optional subject2002 Hours

General studies are compulsory for all the aspirants and for the optional subject the aspirants can choose any  one subject from the below-given list for the optional paper form the optional subjects.

The list of the optional subject for the preliminary exam is as follows

APSC CCE Prelims optional subjects

AgricultureAnthropologyChemistry
Civil EngineeringEconomicsGeography
CommerceFisheriesGeology
Computer ScienceIndian HistoryPolitical Science
ElectronicsMedical SciencePhysics
LawChemical EngineeringPhilosophy
MathematicsMechanical Engineering
Sociology
Animal Husbandry & Vety Science
EducationPsychology
Electrical EngineeringStatisticsZoology
Botany

Main and Personality Test(Interview)

The APSC main examination includes a written examination and a personality test.

All The examinees who are declared qualified in the APSC Main Examination will allow for a personality test which carries 200 marks.

The written examination includes  4 paper each of 3-hour duration.

The Assam PSC Main written exam optional subjects paper carry 200 marks each and the pattern of the questions are essay type and the Main written examination contains a total of 1400 marks.

The four paper for Assam PSC main examination  are as follows

 

APSC CCE Main Exam papers

PaperSubjectsMarksDuration
Paper IGeneral English3003 Hours
Paper IIGeneral studies3003 Hours
Paper III
(A and B)
Any Two optional subject From the Optional Subject List
(two papers each)
200

200
3 Hours

3 Hours
Paper IV
(A & B)
Any Two optional subject From the Optional Subject List
(two papers each)
200

200
3 Hours

3 Hours
Total1400 Marks

 

List of optional subjects

APSC CCE Main Exam Optional Subject List

AgriculturePsychologyPhilosophy
Medical SciencePolitical SciencePhysics
ZoologyAnimal Husbandry & Vety ScienceHistory
StatisticsAnthropologyComputer Science
Sociology
Mechanical EngineeringEconomics
Mathematics

Electrical EngineeringFisheries
ChemistryElectronicsGeology
GeographyCivil EngineeringEducation
LawBotanyCommerce
Chemical EngineeringModern Languages and Literature &
Classical Language (anyone only)
(a) Assamese
(b) Bengali
(c) English
(d) Hindi
(e) Arabic
(f) Persian
(g) Sanskrit
(h) Bodo

The candidates cannot follow the combinations given below for the optional subjects

Anthropology & Sociology
Mathematics & Statistics
Philosophy & Psychology
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry & Vety. Science
Of the Engineering subjects not more than one subject

 

Personality Test/Interview

In this  Assam PSC interview, the capabilities of the aspirants are examined. How they can represent or how they react to any kind of situation all the things are examined in this interview test. The interview test consists of 200 marks.

The interview is taken by an APSC  board and they take an account on the academic carrier of the aspirant

The marks obtained in the interview test is added with the marks scored in the written examination of the main examination and the ranking of the aspirant in the APSC result is determined by the total mark of the candidate.

Departmental exam

Besides the combined competitive exam The Assam public service commision in short APSC also carry out Departmental Examinations in every six months for different categories of Government officers.

For this purpose, APSC advertises about all the APSC Jobs vacancies in the leading newspapers of Assam.

 

Reservations

The percentage of reservation in the Assam Public Service Commission examination as prescribed by the govt. of Assam are as follows

sL noCategoryPercentage
1S.C.7%
2OBC/MOBC27%
3STP10%
4STH5%
5Physically Handicapped3% (subject to condition prescribed by the Govt.)
6Women 30% (against reserved and unreserved categories)

APSC CCE Prelims And Main Centres

The Combined Competitive (Prelim.) Exam, 2018 will be conducted in the centres of the following districts of Assam which are given below.

The candidates need to opt for the  centres in the relevant column of the Assam PSC CCE 2018 application form from the list of centres given below

APSC Prelims Centres

BARPETABONGAIGAONBAKSA
BISWANATHCHIRANG CHARAIDEO
DHEMAJIDHUBRIDIBRUGARH
DIPHUGOALPARAGOLAGHAT
GUWAHATIHAFLONGHOJAI
JORHATKARIMGANJKOKRAJHAR
MAJULIMANGALDOIMORIGAON
NAGAON NALBARI NORTH LAKHIMPUR
SILCHARSHIV SAGARSOUTH SALMARA
TEZPURTINSUKIAUDALGURI
WEST KARBI ANGLONG

The main exam will be held only in Guwahati

The centers for holding the Preliminary examination may, however, be changed by the Commission at its discretion owing to unforeseen exigencies. The candidates should note that no request for change of center will be granted.

APSC Admit Card

Admit cards or hall tickets indicating the eligible aspirants roll no exam center exam venue and programme of the exam will be uploaded in the Assam psc  official website, for appearing in the Preliminary/Main examination

Candidates can download the admit card for the prelims exam after conducting the application procedure successfully.

APSC syllabus

The  APSC syllabus is different for the  combined competitive examination and departmental examinations

Syllabus for  Assam PSC (CCE) Combined Competitive Examinations (both for Prel. & Main), is issued by the Assam Public Service Commission.

It can be downloaded from the official website of APSC @ http://apsc.nic.in.

For the APSC  syllabus of  Departmental Exam, the Assam Public Service Commision/Personnel(A) Department and other related Departments may be consulted and it can be also downloaded from the official website of Assam PSC @ http://apsc.nic.in.

APSC Results

The result of the Assam PSC Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) Prelim Examination is released after the successful completion of the exam.

The candidates who pass the prelim exam will be selected for the main examination and they have to appear in the examination

Selected candidates will be called for the interview or viva voce test

Finally, based on the scores obtained in all the three exam viz prelims main and interview the result of the candidates will be declared

Selection process

As there are three stages of the selection

  1. Prelims
  2. Main
  3. Interview

All the graduates who are eligible for the Assam PSC can fill up the application form for the Assam PSC

The candidates first appear in the prelims examination and who are qualified the prelim exam can then download the admit card for the main examination.

Furthermore, The main examination consists of two stages

The written examination and the personality test/interview

The qualified candidates in the main examination  called for the interview test by the Assam PSC board

Therefore, Aspirants have to appear in all the stages of selection.

Any candidate who fails to attend any round of the selection process will be directly disqualified from the selection process.

APSC books And Guides

well, it is hard to say which book to study to crack the APSC exam but here we have compiled a list of APSC books according to the subjects that will help you to some extent in the preparation of the Assam Public Service Commission exam.

here the list

Recommended APSC Books

SubjectsBooksBuy from
Indian PolityIndian Polity By M. Laxmikanth
History of IndiaA Brief History of Modern India by Rajiv Ahir
History of AssamThe History of Assam from Yandabo to Partition by Priyam Goswami
Indian EconomyIPratiyogita Darpan General Studies: Indian Economy
GeographyGeography of India by Majid Husain
Current Affairs/ EventsManorama Year Book

India Year Book
MagazineCivil Service Chronicle or Pratiyogita Darpan
Question Paper and Other TopicsGeneral Studies Paper I 2018 Edition by McGraw Hill Education
APSC CCE General Studies 1997-2017 Solved Papers

 

APSC previous year question papers

With the help of the APSC  previous years question Papers, the candidates can estimate the difficulty of the exam.

Furthermore, the aspirants who are preparing for Assam PSC Combined Competitive Prelims exam conducting by Assam Public Service Commission can download the Previous Year Papers with Solutions.

So, Download all the APSC CCE Prelim and  Mains exam previous Papers by clicking the below links. candidates can refer the Last ten Year Question Papers of Assam PSC Combined Competitive Exam. Therefore, we have compiled  Assam PSC CCE previous year Papers for the sake of applicants.

APSC CCE Previous Year Question Papers

APSC Combined Competitive Prelims Exam Solved Papers – General Studies
Download Assam C.C Prelims Exam Previous Papers – Geology
Assam CCE Old Question Papers – Veterinary Science
APSC CCE Prelims & Mains Exam Sample Papers – Mathematics
Get APSC Common Combined Competitive Exam Old Papers – Civil
Last 10 Year Question Papers of APSC Civil Services Exam – Mechanical
Assam PSC CCE Exam Model Papers – Chemistry
Click Here to get APSC C.C Prelims Exam Old Papers – Medical Science
Assam PSC CCE Mains Solved Papers – Commerce
Download APSC Combined Competitive Exam Mains Model Papers – Physics
Assam PSC CCE Mains Previous Year Papers – Computer science
APSC C.C Prelims & Mains Last 5 Year Papers – Economics
Get Last 5 Years Assam PSC Civil Services Model Papers – Electrical Engineering
Assam CCE Previous Question Papers – Electronics
Download APSC CCE Prelims & Solved Papers – Statistics

Assam Public Service Commission office

The Assam PSC office is located in Guwahati, Assam.

You can visit the official website by clicking here  or visit @http://apsc.nic.in

Address of the commision

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