APSC Combined Competitive (Prel.) Examination, 2018 – Notification, Vacancy, Syllabus & Exam

APSC Combined Competitive (Prel.) Examination, 2018 - Notification, Vacancy, Syllabus & Exam pattern

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The Assam Public Service Commission will hold the Preliminary Examination of the Combined Competitive Examination, 2018 for screening candidates for the Main Examination for recruitment to various services for 165 posts as given in the Advertisement ADVT.NO.09/2018.

  • Assam Civil Service (Jr.Grade) – 43 Posts
  • Assam Land &Revenue Service (Jr. grade) – 56 Posts
  • Assam Police Service (Jr.Grade) – 8 Posts
  • Superintendent of Taxes – 10 Posts
  • Superintendent of Excise – 1 Posts
  • Asstt. Employment Officer – 2 Posts
  • Labour Inspector – 10 Posts
  • Inspector of Taxes – 32 Posts
  • Inspector of Excise – 3 Posts
    Total = 165 Posts (47 posts Reserve for Women & 6 posts Reserved for PWD)
  1. Centres for Preliminary & Main Exam:
    (A) The centres for the Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination are BARPETA, BONGAIGAON, DHEMAJI, DHUBRI, DIBRUGARH, DIPHU, GOALPARA, GOLAGHAT, GUWAHATI, HAFLONG, JORHAT, KARIMGANJ, KOKRAJHAR, MANGALDOI, MORIGAON, NAGAON, NALBARI, NORTH LAKHIMPUR, SILCHAR, SIVSAGAR, TEZPUR, TINSUKIA, AND Musalpur, Biswanath Chariali, Kajalgaon, Sonari, Hojai, Majuli, Hatsingimari, Udalguri, Hamren.
    (B) The Combined Competitive (Main) Examination will be held in GUWAHATI only.
    (C) The Exam dates for the Preliminary and the Main Examination will be notified later.
    However, the Preliminary Exam has been tentatively scheduled in July, 2018 (:P).
  2. HOW TO APPLY: Download the prescribed application form from the website: (Application Form – Click Here)
    http://www.apsc.nic.in w.e.f. 18/05/2018 and send the duly filled in application with the requisite documents
    indicated below:
    (i) Original Treasury Receipt as fee for the Combined Competitive (Prelim.) Examination, 2018* Rs.250.00- General candidates,
    * Rs. 150.00 – S.C./S.T./MOBC/OBC community
    *Nil – candidates having BPL Certificate (Photocopy of BPL certificate should be enclose along with the Application Form).
    *Nil – Persons with disabilities (PWD) candidates (Photocopy of PWD certificate from a competent authority, should be enclose along with the Application Form).under the Head of Account viz., ‘NON TAX REVENUE OTHER NON TAX REVENUE, 0051 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, 105 STATE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, APPLICATION FEE RECEIPT OF ASSAM PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION’ as per Govt. Notification No.FEG 32/ 2016/8 dated 28th October, 2016.
    No other mode of deposit of fee other than through Treasury Challan shall be accepted.Main Examination Application fee will be separately paid later will be fixed in due course, separately, by Treasury Challan under the same head of Account specifying the fee as “C.C. (Main) Examination Fee, 2018.”•(ii) One copy of recent passport size photograph (size of 3.5×4.5 cm) to be properly pasted on the space provided in the application form. Do not staple the photograph.
    (iii) Age- proof certificate (Admit Card / Certificate of HSLC or equivalent exam).
    (iv) Degree Pass Certificate.
    (v) Caste Certificate in respect of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/MOBC community issued by competent
    (vi) ID Card/Certificate in respect of PWD candidates issued by competent authority.A candidate should not submit more than one application.The envelope sending the application should be superscripted “Combined Competitive (Prel.) Examination, 2018” on the top of the envelope and it should be addressed toThe Deputy Secretary, APSC,
    Jawaharnagar, Khanapara,

    The size of the prescribed application form is approximately 21cm× 29.7 cm. Only downloaded form will be accepted. No photocopy of form shall be valid. Since the practice of furnishing attested copies of certificates has been discontinued by the Government, the applicant shall furnish self-attested photocopies of the above mentioned documents with declaration as ‘Certified to be true copy of the original’ along with the application. However, in case of detection of any false declaration made by the candidate/ applicant, he/ she will be penalized as per rules/ law.
    Already employed Candidates should note that it is the prerogative of the appropriate appointing authority to accord permission to appear in the C.C. (Preliminary and Main) Examinations or to join services on being selected by the Commission in due course of time. The Commission shall not be in any way responsible/accountable for this.

    PWD (Persons with disabilities) candidates are to inform the Commission in writing for services of scribe, if required, within 15 (fifteen) days of the expiry of the closing date for submission of application.

    Applications not signed by the candidates will be summarily rejected.

    Late Date – Duly filled in Application Forms for the Preliminary Examination will be received till 5 pm of 18/06/2018 only.


    Candidates, whetherin Govt. service or in the service of Govt. undertaking/Banks/Corporation/ Bodies/ private employment intending to appear in the C.C.(Prel.) Examination should apprise his/her controlling officer/employer and a copy of the same should be enclosed along with the application.

    (a) Indian only
    (b) Age: The candidate should NOT be less than 21 years and more than 38years of age as on 01.01.2018.
    Relaxation: The upper age limit is relaxable
    i) 5 years  -> SC/ST candidates = upto 43 years.
    ii) 3 years -> OBC/MOBC candidates = upto 41 years
    iii) 10 years -> Persons with Disabilities (PWD), irrespective of SC/ST/OBC and General Category of candidates
    iv) 2 years -> Ex-servicemen = 40 yearsThe age limit will be calculated on the basis of the Matriculation/HSLC Admit Card/Certificate issued by a recognized Board/Council and no other document shall be accepted in lieu of the mentioned documents.(c) The candidate 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 Government.
    (d) Candidates must possess the prescribed qualification on the date of submission of their applications.
    (e) Candidates awaiting results of the qualifying examination for eligibility on the closing date of submission of
    application need not apply.
    (f) Persons with Disabilities should ascertain the post for which a particular category of disability is entitled for
    reservation as per the advertisement and should apply/opt for the preference accordingly at the time of filling up the forms for Main Examination.
  4. STAGES OF THE EXAMINATION – Same as before, Click Here for Details

    (a) Admission certificate indicating the eligible candidate’s roll no., venue and programme of the exam will be
    uploaded in the Commission’s website, for appearing in the Preliminary/Main examination.
    (b) The mere fact that a certificate of admission has been issued will not imply that his/her candidature has been
    finally cleared by the Commission. Candidates may note that the Commission takes up the verification of eligibility conditions only after the candidates have qualified for the Main Examination.
    (c) Candidates must produce a photo identity proof of any of the following in the examination hall:
    (i) Pan Card
    (ii) Driving License
    (iii)Voters ID card
    (iv) Bank Passbook containing photograph
    (v) ID Card issued by the educational Institution where he/she is studying presently
    (vi) ID card issued by Government or public sector undertaking.
    (vii) Indian passport
    (d) The Commission reserves the right to cancel the candidature of any candidate as and when any ineligibility condition is detected. If any information declared by the candidate is found to be false at any stage, the candidate will be penalized as per prevailing law/rules.(e) The decision of the Commission as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the examination shall be final.

NOTE: This page is for informative purpose only, APSC is the final deciding authority of any information regarding this exam.

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  • ON7

    Thanks a lot.