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Monday, 19 August 2013

APSC Combined Competitive Examination : Exam Pattern & Syllabus


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Every year, Assam Public Service Commissions conducts Combined Competitive Examination for recruitment to various services or positions like ACS, APS, Superintendent of Taxes etc according to the the Assam Public Services Combined Competitive Examination Rule 1989. In this article you will find all the details of Combined Competitive Examination 2013 , various stages of it, types of questions, syllabi etc. So, if you are preparing hard to appear in the examination, then definitely this post would be a worth reading for you.


Stages of the Examination


The Combined Competitive Examination is conducted in two stages- 1. the Preliminary Examination and 2. the Main Examination. Only the successful candidates in the Preliminary Examination can appear in the Main Examination. The Main Examination will consist of Written Test as well as Interview whereas the Preliminary Examination is only a written based test.

About the Preliminary Examination


The Preliminary Examination contains two papers each of 200 marks. All the questions will be objective type with multiple choice questions. The duration of each of the paper is two hours. Paper-I will be on the subject General Studies. For Paper-II, one subject can be chosen from the following lists of subjects-
  1. Agriculture
  2. Anthropology
  3. Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  4. Botany
  5. Chemical Engineering
  6. Civil Engineering
  7. Chemistry
  8. Commerce
  9. Computer Science
    subjects
  10. Economics
  11. Education
  12. Electrical Engineering
  13. Electronics
  14. Fishery Science
  15. Geography
  16. Geology
  17. Indian History
  18. Law
  19. Mathematics
  20. Mechanical Engineering
  21. Medical Science
  22. Philosophy
  23. Physics
  24. Political Science
  25. Psychology
  26. Sociology
  27. Statistics
  28. Zoology

Candidates will be provided Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) answer sheet. Candidates have to use only Black Ball pen.

Syllabi for the Optional Subjects


The syllabus for each subject will cover the Degree level courses of the Universities of the State of Assam. The syllabi can be downloaded from the commission's website www.apsc.nic.in.

About the Main Examination


The Main Examination contains two parts- 1. Written Examination and 2. Interview Test. The Written Examination will carry Marks and time as follows-
  1. General English , Marks-300, Duration-3 hours,
  2. General Studies , Marks-300, Duration-3 hours,
  3. Optional Subject 1 (Paper-I & Paper-II), Marks- 200+200, Duration- 3+3 hours,
  4. Optional Subject 2 (Paper-I & Paper-II), Marks- 200+200, Duration- 3+3 hours,
  5. Viva voce , marks- 200

Thus, total marks for the Written Examination will be 16000. Candidates have to select any two subjects from the following lists of subjects for Optional Subjects 1 & 2-
  1. Agriculture
  2. Anthropology
  3. Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  4. Botany
  5. Chemical Engineering
  6. Civil Engineering
  7. Chemistry
  8. Commerce & Accountancy
  9. Computer Science
  10. Economics
  11. Education
  12. Electrical Engineering
  13. Electronics
  14. Fishery Science
  15. Geography
  16. Geology
  17. History
  18. Law
  19. Modern languages and literature (any one only) (i) Assamese(ii) Bengali, (iii) English literature, (iv) Hindi (v) Bodo & Classical languages (vi) Arabic, (vii) Persian, (viii) Sanskrit
  20. Mathematics
  21. Mechanical Engineering
  22. Medical Science
  23. Philosophy
  24. Physics
  25. Political Science
  26. Psychology
  27. Sociology
  28. Statistics
  29. Zoology

However, following combinations of subject will not be allowed-
  1. Anthropology & Sociology
  2. Mathematics & Statistics
  3. Philosophy & Psychology
  4. Agriculture & Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  5. Not more than one of the Engineering subjects

On the basis of results in the Written Examination, candidates will be called for Interviews. The Interview will be of 200 marks with no qualifying marks. The total marks obtained in the Written Examination will be added to the marks obtained in the Interview. Thus, the ranking of the candidates will be made and will be engaged as per number of vacancies on the basis of total marks.

Hope, you have find all the necessary informations about the examination, do let us know how helpful this article was to you by putting your valuable comment in the comment section.

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