Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Combined Competitive Examination Syllabus & Exam pattern

Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Combined Competitive Examination Syllabus & Exam pattern

The Assam Public Service Commission holds the Combined Competitive Examination for the appointment of a number of posts including Labour Inspector, Inspector of Taxes, Inspector of Excise, Superintendent of Taxes, Superintendent of Excise, Assam Police Service (Jr. Grade), Assam Civil Service (Jr. Grade), Assam Land & Revenue Service (Jr. Grade) and  Assistant Employment Officer. Application form for the exam can be downloaded from the official site Candidates have to fill the form and send it with the required documents to Deputy Secretary, APSC, Jawaharnagar, Khanapara, Guwahati-22

To apply for the posts under APSC the candidate must fulfill the following criteria-

  • Must be an Indian citizen
  • Must hold a Degree from any universities established by a Central or State Act in India.
  • Should not be less than 21 years and more than 38 years of age when applying for the posts.
  • Must possess the prescribed qualification on the date of submission of their application.


Name of Post Assam Civil Service), Assam Land and Revenue Service and Other Posts
Application Mode Offline
Official Website
Exam Mode Written Exam
Job Type Government Job
Selection Process Written Exam and Viva Voce

The combined Competitive Exams involves three stages – Preliminary exam, Main exam and Viva Voce.

The preliminary exam will have only MCQs and consists of two parts-

Subject Name Marks Exam Duration
General Studies 200 2 Hours
Optional Subject chosen by the Candidate 200 2 Hours
Total 400

Syllabus for General Studies-

  • Indian Polity
  • Political System of India
  • Current Events of National and International Importance
  • Indian Economy
  • Planning process in India
  • Geography of India, Assam and World
  • Role of Science and Technology in India
  • Culture and Literature of Assam, India and World
  • History of India and Assam
  • Indian National Movement with Special Reference to Assam
  • General Mental Ability

List of Optional Subjects available to candidates-

Agriculture Geography
Anthropology Geology
Animal Husbandry And Vety Science Indian History
Botany Law
Chemical Engineering Mathematics
Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Chemistry Medical Science
Commerce Philosophy
Computer Science Physics
Economics Political Science
Education Psychology
Electrical Engineering Sociology
Electronics Statistics
Fisheries Zoology

Main Examination will have conventional type questions. It consists of the following parts-

Subject Marks Duration
General English 300 3 hours
General Studies 300 3 hours
Optional Studies 1 Paper 1 200 3 hours
Paper 2 200 3 hours
Optional Studies 2 Paper 1 200 3 hours
Paper 2 200 3 hours
Total(Written) 1400
Viva Voce 200
Grand Total 1600

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Syllabus for General English-

  • Essay Writing
  • Précis on unseen Passage
  • Comprehension and Expression
  • Correction of Common Error
  • Usage of Vocabulary
  • Test of Ability of Candidates to write the substance in correct and precise language avoiding the inessential points

Syllabus for General Studies-

  • Indian Polity
  • Political System of India
  • Indian Economy and Geography of India and Assam
  • Role and Impact of Science and Technology in India
  • Planning Process in India
  • Current Events of National and International Events
  • Indian Culture
  • Ancient and Modern History of India

List of optional Subjects for Main Exam-

Agriculture Modern Language and Literature & Classical Languages (any one only)

(a)    Assamese

(b)    Bengali

(c)     English

(d)    Hindi

(e)    Arabic

(f)      Persian

(g)    Sanskrit

(h)    Bodo

Animal Husbandry and Vety Science
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Commerce and Accountancy
Computer Science
Education Mathematics
Electrical Engineering(Paper II) and Paper I Mechanical Engineering
Electronics Medical Science
Fisheries Philosophy
Geography Physics
Geology Political Science
History Psychology
Law Sociology

Get: Assam PSC AE Papers

Candidates are not allowed to choose the following combination of subjects-

  • Philosophy and Psychology
  • Anthropology and Sociology
  • Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Vety. Science
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Not more than one of the Engineering subjects

To prepare well for the exam, candidates should go through this article thoroughly to know the eligibility criteria, exam pattern and syllabus to prepare for Assam Public Service Commission Combined Competitive Examination.

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