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Assam Civil Services (ACS) or Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) is organized by the Assam Public Services Commission (APSC). The purpose of this exam is to hire to eligible applicants for numerous posts in the Ministries and departments in the Government of Assam. The exam is organized yearly. Desiring applicants who want to appear in the exam can apply for the exam in online mode through the official website.

Assam Civil Services (ACS) Conducting Body:

The Assam Public Service Commission is a state agency that is authorized to organize the Civil Services Examination for entry level appointments for the various Civil Services of Assam.

Assam Civil Services (ACS) Exam Important Dates:

Events

Dates

Registration Date

10/09/2020

Application Date

10/09/2020 to 10/10/2020

Admit Card

21/08/2021

Preliminary Exam Date

12/09/2021

Mains Exam Date

21/02/2022, 23/02/2022 and 27/02/2022

Result Date

Will Be Updated Soon.

Mode to apply

Online

Link to apply

Click here

Official Notification

Check here

Assam Civil Services (ACS) Exam Selection Procedure:

The APSC exam is held in two parts:

  • Preliminary Exam

  • Mains (Written & Interview)

The selection of the candidates purely depends on merit which is based on the performance in the above-mentioned rounds.

Assam Civil Services (ACS) Exam Pattern:-

Preliminary Examination:- The preliminary examination is of qualifying nature and is conducted Offline. The examination consists of two papers with a total duration of 2 hours each. The examination contains Objective type questions. The examination pattern is as follows:-

Paper

Questions 

Marks

Time Duration

Paper-I

General Studies

100

200

2 hours

Paper-II

 CSAT and one Optional subject (which is to be selected from
 the list is given below of optional subjects).

80

200

2 hours

The list of Optional subjects are as follows:-

Agriculture

Geography

Anthropology

Geology

Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences

Indian History

Botany

Law

Chemical Engineering

Mathematics

Civil Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Chemistry

Medical Sciences

Commerce

Philosophy

Computer Science

Physics

Economics

Political Science

Education

Psychology

Electrical Engineering

Sociology

Electronics

Statistics

Fisheries

Zoology

Mains (Written & Interview) Exam:- The applicants who are shortlisted from the preliminary examination are allowed to sit for the mains examination.

  • The APSC CCE Mains examination has papers of Descriptive nature.

  • There are as many as 6 papers in the Mains Examination.

  • The first two papers are of General English and General Studies and the last 4 papers are of the optional subjects opted for by the candidate. 

The detailed Exam Pattern is as follows:-

Paper

Subject

Marks

Time Duration

Paper-I

General English

300

3 Hours

Paper-II

General Studies

300

3 Hours

Paper-III

Optional Subject-1 (Paper-I)

200

3 Hours

Paper-IV

Optional Subject-1 (Paper-II)

200

3 Hours

Paper-V

Optional Subject-2 (Paper-I)

200

3 Hours

Paper-VI

Optional Subject-2 (Paper-II)

200

3 Hours

Total

-----

1400 marks

The list of Optional Subjects are as follows:

Agriculture

Geography

Anthropology

Geology

Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences

History

Botany

Law

Chemical Engineering

Mathematics

Civil Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Chemistry

Medical Sciences

Commerce

Philosophy

Computer Science

Physics

Economics

Political Science

Education

Psychology

Electrical Engineering

Sociology

Electronics

Statistics

Fisheries

Zoology

Modern Languages and Literature & Classical  Language:

  • Assamese

  • Bengali

  • English

  • Hindi

  • Arabic

  • Persian

  • Sanskrit

  • Bodo

Interview:- The candidates who are shortlisted from the mains examinations are called for the interviews to judge their mental ability, decision making, and their suitability for the service. The Interview carries 200 marks.

Final Selection:- The final selection of the applicants depends upon the comprehensive score of the candidate in the Mains examination (Written + Interview) out of 1600 marks.

Assam Civil Services (ACS) Exam Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nationality: Must be a citizen of India,

  • Age Limit:- 21 to 35 years.

  • Educational Qualification:- Graduation from any recognized University.

Assam Civil Services (ACS) Exam Syllabus:

General English:

  • Comprehension

  • Grammar

  • The letter or Essay Writing

  • Translation

  • Precis Writing

General Studies:

  • Indian and World History

  • Indian and World Geography

  • Society

  • Ethics and Human Values

  • Indian Constitution

  • Parliament and State Legislatures

  • Executive and the Judiciary

  • Representation of People's Act

  • Governance

  • Government policies

  • Values and Ethics in Governance

  • International Relations

  • Indian Economy

  • Science and Technology

  • Environment

  • Civil Service -Problem Solving and Decision Making 

  • Natural Hazards

  • Security and Related Issues

Conclusion:- Assam PSC conducts CSE's both prelims and mains exams in Offline mode. Prelims exam is OMR based and Mains exam is both objective and descriptive type. So, it is advised to the candidates to check the official website regularly. All the best for your exam.

FAQs:

Ques 1. From where can an aspirant get the information regarding the exam?

Ans. An aspirant can get the information from the official website.

Ques 2. How can an applicant apply for APSC?

Ans. An applicant can apply for a post Offline by downloading the application through the official website.

Ques 3. Can an applicant write an APSC exam in Assamese?

Ans. The exam can be written in the Assamese language.

Ques 4. Is there a negative marking in APSC?

Ans. NO, there isn't any negative marking in APSC Pre.

Ques 5. Can a candidate appear in the final year of the Qualifying exam apply?

Ans. Yes.

Ques 6. Is there any Interview for APSC?

Ans. Yes, there is a provision of  Interview and it carries 200 marks.

Ques 7. Is the APSC exam held every year?

Ans. Yes.

Ques 8. Is there any other exam held by the APSC for the Civil Services of Assam?

Ans. The other exam is the Departmental Examination.

Ques 9. Is the Departmental Examination held yearly?

Ans. No, The DE is held every six months for the candidates who wish to join All India Services under the Govt. of Assam.

Ques 10. Is there any combination of subjects that candidates can not choose for the optional?

Ans. Following are the subjects:

  • Mathematics & Statistics

  • Philosophy & Psychology

  • Sociology & Anthropology

  • Veterinary Science and Agriculture & Animal Husbandry

  • Not more than one subject from the Engineering subjects

Ques 11. How can applicants download the Admit card?

Ans. The admit card can be download from the official website.

Ques 12. On what the final merit list is based?

Ans. The final list is based on the Mains and Interview marks.

Ques 13. How many papers are there in APSC Mains?

Ans. There are total 4 papers out of which 1 is General English, 1 is General Study and the 3rd & 4th are optional paper which is divided further into two parts.

Ques 14.  What precautions should be taken by a candidate while filling up the Online Application Form?

Ans. Please read the instructions attentive before filling up the Online Application Form.

Conclusion: This exam is an offline based exam. The exam consists of 2 stages- Prelims, Mains and Interview. Applicants must study hard to prepare well for the exam. Applicants eager to join the APSC have a good chance through this exam. Aspirants must take the advantage of this opportunity that is given to them by this exam. The team of estudentbook wishes you all the best for your upcoming future.

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