Assam PSC Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2018

Assam PSC Exam Pattern: Assam Public Service Commission conducts Assam civil combined competitive examination to recruit candidates for state services. The candidates are recruited for Group A and Group B services of state government. The various position of the general administration and police officers are filled by the examination. The exam is conducted in three stages

  • Assam PSC Prelims Exam
  • Assam PSC Main Exam
  • Interview
Here, in this article, we will discuss the detailed exam pattern of Assam PSC examination

Assam PSC Exam Pattern -  Prelims

  • The preliminary exam consists of two papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • Paper 1 is General Studies and Paper 2 is an optional subject. 
  • The exam is an objective type (multiple choice question).
  • Each paper will be of 200 marks which will be allotted 2 hours duration. 
  • Therefore, the total score of prelims score will be counted out of 400 marks. 

Candidates have to select an optional paper. Candidates have to fill the optional subject selected in the application form otherwise the application will be rejected. The list of the 28 optional subjects is given below:

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

Assam PSC Exam Pattern: Mains 

  • The mains exam comprises of a total of 6 papers. 
  • The papers are - General English, General Studies, Optional I, and  Optional II.
  • Each Optional paper will have two papers i.e. Paper 1 and 2.  
  • The General Studies and English paper will be of 300 marks while optional paper will be of 200 marks. 
  • The total marks of the Assam PSC Mains exam will be 1400. 
  • The exams will be of three hours duration.
  • Candidates have to select two optional papers from the list of 29 optional papers. The list of the optional subject is given below:
Agriculture Computer Science Indian History
Anthropology Economics Law
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science Education Mathematics
Botany Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Electronics Medical Science
Civil Engineering Fishery Science Philosophy
Chemistry Geography Physics
Commerce Geology Political Science
Psychology Sociology Statistics
Zoology Modern languages and literature (anyone only) : (i) Assamese, (ii) Bengali, (iii) English Literature, (iv) Hindi, (v) Bodo & Classical Languages ,(vi)Arabic ,(vii) Persian, (viii) Sanskrit.

Assam PSC Personality Test

The candidates for the personality test will be selected on the basis of the merit list prepared based on the marks obtained in the mains exam. The personality test will be of 200 marks. The final list of recommended candidates will be based on the cumulative marks obtained in Mains exam and the personality test.

Assam PSC Syllabus

The syllabus for the Assam PSC Combined Competitive Examination (APPSCCE) can be obtained from the commission's website. 

Assam PSC Prelims Syllabus

S. No Topic
1 Indian Polity
2 Political System in India
3 Current events of National and International importance
4 Indian economy
5 Planning process in India
6 Geography of India, Assam and World
7 Role of Science & Technology in India
8 Culture & Literature of Assam, India and World
9 History of India and Assam
10 Indian National Movement with special reference to Assam
11 General Mental Ability
Check Detailed Assam PSC Syllabus

Assam PSC Mains Syllabus

General Studies Syllabus: Similar to prelims

General English Syllabus: English writing, Precis on unseen passages, Comprehension and Expression, Correction of common error, usage of vocabulary, Test of the ability of a candidate to write substance in correct and precise English language avoiding the inessential points.

Check Subject-wise Optional Syllabus for Assam PSC Prelims and Mains

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