APSC MAINS


Combined Competitive Examination

As per requisition of the Govt. of Assam for recruitment in various posts to the Civil Services, advertisement is generally published through print media inviting applications in prescribed form.

The written examination consists of two stages:
a. The Preliminary
b. The Main Examination

Main Examination and Interview

The Main Examination consists of a written Examination and a viva-voce test as below:

Candidates who are declared qualified in the Main Examination shall be summoned for a viva-voce test. The viva-voce test carries 200 marks with no qualifying marks.

The written examination consists of the following papers of 3 hours duration each. The questions of the Main Examination will be conventional essay type:

Paper Subject Marks Duration
Paper-I General English 300 3 hours
Paper-II General Studies 300 3 hours
Paper-III
(a & b)
Any two optional subjects to be selected from the list of optional subject (two papers each) 200 3 hours
200 3 hours
Paper-IV
(a & b)
Any two optional subjects to be selected from the list of optional subject (two papers each) 200 3 hours
200 3 hourss
Total

1400

 

List of optional subjects-C.C. Exam.(Main)-(Total-29)

  1. Agriculture
  2. Anthropology
  3. Animal Husbandry & Vety Science
  4. Botany
  5. Chemical Engineering
  6. Civil Engineering
  7. Chemistry
  8. Commerce
  9. Computer Science
  10. Economics
  11. Education
  12. Electrical Engineering
  13. Electronics
  14. Fisheries
  15. Geography
  16. Geology
  17. History
  18. Law
  1. Modern Languages and Literature &
    Classical Language (any one only)
    (a) Assamese
    (b) Bengali
    (c) English
    (d) Hindi
    (e) Arabic
    (f) Persian
    (g) Sanskrit
    (h) Bodo
  2. Mathematics
  3. Mechanical Engineering
  4. Medical Science
  5. Philosophy
  6. Physics
  7. Political Science
  8. Psychology
  9. Sociology
  10. Statistics
  11. Zoology

Candidates are not allowed the following combinations of subjects

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

The Commission has discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the Examination.

Interview Test: Marks 200

The candidates are interviewed by a Board which takes into account their academic career. The marks scored in the interview are added to the marks scored in the written examination (Main) and the rankings of the candidates are determined on the basis of the total marks obtained.


Syllabus & Reference Books

>> General Studies (GS) Compulsory Paper
>> English Paper Compulsory Paper
>> Political Science
>> Education
>> History
>> Economics
>> Sociology

 
 

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