APSC Exam 2023: Latest News, Date, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

September 27, 2023

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The Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) exam is a state initiative that recruits class “A” and “B” officers for state autonomous bodies, public sector units, and government offices in Assam. APSC conducts a combined competitive examination every year to select deserving candidates with bachelor’s degrees from reputed educational institutes for various posts in state government offices and public sector units across Assam. Some of the positions aspiring candidates appearing for the APSC CCE exam are Assam Police Service, Sub Registrar, Tax Inspector, Labour Inspector, District Transport Officer, and Superintendent of Taxes.

Latest Updates:

  • APSC has released the APSC admit card for the Junior Manager Recruitment exam and also started CDO registration. The last date to register for the CDO application is set as October 05, 2023.
  • The APSC Assistant Manager exam will be conducted on 15 October in two shifts from 10 am to 12 noon and 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. The APSC Assistant Manager admit card will be released on 9 October.
  • APSC Financial Management officer Admit card released. Exam to be conducted on 2nd and 3rd September.
  • APSC Research Assistant Admit Card to be released on 22nd August.
  • APSC CCE preliminary exam is held across 31 districts across Assam, candidates appearing for the exam can select their preferred district and exam center for the exam.
  • Candidates who succeed in the prelims exam are eligible for the main exam. APSC CCE mains exam is conducted only in Guwahati.
  • Candidates will have to select the post for which they are appearing APSC CCE exam at the time of filling an online application over the APSC official site.

Exam Summary

OrganizationAssam Public Service Commission (APSC)  
Post NameThe APSC exam is conducted for various positions such as Assam Civil Service (Jr.Grade), Assam Land & Revenue Service (Jr. Grade), Assam Police Service (Jr. Grade), Superintendent of Taxes, District Transport Officer, Inspector of Taxes, etc.
Exam DateYet to be updated
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOnline
Recruitment ProcessThe recruitment process includes multiple stages such as the Preliminary Examination, Main Examination, and Interview.
Education QualificationThe eligibility criteria and educational qualifications vary for different posts. Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, or the equivalent.
Age LimitThe age limit for APSC exams generally ranges from 21 to 38 years, with age relaxations provided for reserved categories per government norms.
SalaryThe salary scale for APSC officers varies depending on the post and level of service.
Official websitewww.apsc.nic.in

Important Dates

The table below summarizes the important APSC Exam dates 2023 according to the APSC Notification.

EventImportant Dates
Release of Official Notification22nd December 2023
APSC Online Application Starting Date26th December 2023
Last Date for APSC Application26th January 2023
Last Date for the Payment of Fee28th January 2023
APSC Prelims Exam 26th March 2023
Declaration of APSC Prelims Exam12th April 2023

APSC Eligibility

The APSC eligibility requirements are listed below, and they must be met by applicants for the APSC CCE 2023.

  • As on January 1st, 2022, candidates must be between the ages of 21 and 38.
  • They must be native Assamese citizens who are also citizens of India.
  • Education: Applicants must be graduates of universities that are respected. They must be able to communicate in Assamese or another state-recognized official language.

Educational Qualification

The required educational background for the APSC in 2023 is listed below.

VacanciesEducation qualification
StenographerMust have a degree from a recognized university
Junior administrative assistantMust have a degree or diploma from a recognized university
Forest ranger  Must have a degree in science or engineering from a well-known university in computer science, agriculture, horticulture, geology, botany, zoology, etc.

Age Limit

The required APSC age limit is given below:

Eligibility CriteriaStenographerJunior Administrative AssistantForest Ranger
Age limit21 to 38 years21 to 40 years21 to 38 years

APSC Application

Application Fee

The following information pertains to the APSC Recruitment 2023 application fee:

CategoryApplication Fees
For General/EWSINR 285.40
For BPL/PWBD/WomenINR 35.40

Application Steps

The steps to obtain the APSC application form from the official website are listed below.

Step 1: Go to APSC’s official website, www.apsc.nic.in

Step 2: Select the “Online Recruitment Portal” link on the home page.

Step 3: To start the registration process, scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Register Here.”

Step 4: Enter your name, contact information (phone, email, and password), and then click “Generate OTP.”

Step 5: Fill out the captcha, input the OTP you received on the entered mobile number, and click the register button.

Step 6: Use your registered email address, phone number, and password to log in to the portal after successful registration.

Step 7: After logging in, locate the link to the APSC application form and select “Apply Now.”

Step 8: Complete the essential fields and upload the needed files.

Step 9: Pay the application fees and submit your application after providing all the necessary information.

APSC Admit Card

Candidates are required to bring the APSC admission card with them to the testing location. The admit card is often made available a few weeks before the exam. By doing the following, candidates can obtain it from the APSC website:

  • Visit the APSC’s official website.
  • Find the link to the admission card download for the relevant test.
  • Enter the necessary information, including your registration number and password.
  • Once the information is submitted, a screen will show the admit card.
  • Please print out the admissions card after downloading it.
  • Ensure all the information on the admit card is accurate and readable.

Admit Card Details

Here are some of the details typically mentioned on the APSC admit card:

Candidate’s Information:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Roll number or registration number
  • Photograph and signature of the candidate
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Category (General, OBC, SC, ST, etc.)

APSC Exam Pattern

The Preliminary Examination, Main Examination, and Interview are some of the components of the APSC exam. Here is a general description of the test format:

Prelims Exam Pattern

  • The preliminary exam is an objective-type (multiple-choice) exam.
  • The exam consists of two papers: General Studies-I and General Studies-II (Aptitude Test).
  • Each paper is conducted for 2 hours.
  • The marks obtained in the preliminary exam are not counted for the final selection but are considered for shortlisting candidates for the Main Examination.

The APSC Preliminary exam pattern is given below:

General Studies Paper -1      200 Marks2 Hours
General Studies Paper-2       200 Marks2 Hours
Total400 Marks4 Hours

Mains Exam Pattern

  • The Main Examination is a descriptive-type exam.
  • It consists of written papers and is conducted in conventional (pen and paper) mode.
  • The exam consists of the following compulsory papers:
  • General English
  • General Studies-I
  • General Studies-II
  • Optional Subject (Paper 1)
  • Optional Subject (Paper 2)
  • Each paper is conducted for 3 hours.
  • The marks obtained in the Main Examination, along with the marks in the Interview, are considered for the final selection.

The APSC Mains exam pattern is given below:

PapersPaper NameTotal marks   Time Limit
Paper 1Essay250180 minutes
Paper 2-6General Studies250 (each paper)180 minutes (each paper)
Paper 7Optional subject, Paper 1250180 minutes
Paper 8          Optional Subject, Paper 2250180 minutes
Interview Test Verbal275


The interview assesses candidates’ personalities, communication skills, and suitability for the desired posts. The interview carries a certain weight in the final selection process.

APSC Syllabus

A wide range of topics are covered in the APSC syllabus to gauge students’ knowledge and ability. The Preliminary Examination and Main Examination have different syllabi. Here are a few of the main subjects discussed:

Prelims Syllabus

The following is a detailed syllabus for the APSC Prelims exam:

General Studies Paper-1General Studies Paper-2
●      Current affairs
●      India’s history
●      Indian national movement
●      Geography of India and the world
●      Social and economic development
●      Inclusion, social sector initiatives, poverty
●      General Science
●      Logical reasoning
●      English comprehension
●      Communication and interpersonal skills
●      Decision making
●      General mental ability
●      Problem-solving
●      Analytical ability
●      Data interpretation
●      Basic numeracy

Mains Syllabus

 The following is the APSC Mains exam syllabus:

EssayApplicants must write an essay on the assigned subject in the same language they choose to fill out the application form, using a descriptive style.  
General Studies Paper 1 Indian Heritage, History, Society, and Culture, Geography of India and the World  ●      Indian culture (literature, art forms, and architecture)
●      History of modern India
●      Post-independence reorganization and consolidation of India
●      The role of women issues related to population
●      Features of the world and India’s geography
●      Freedom struggle of India
●      Globalization
●      Urbanization
●      Developmental issues
●      Social empowerment poverty and natural resources
General Studies Paper 2 Social Justice and International Relations, Indian Governance, Indian Constitution●      Union responsibility and functions
●      State legislatures and parliament
●      Separation of power and dispute redressal mechanism
●      People’s act representation
●      Organization and functioning of government judiciaries and departments
●      Government policies and their implementation
●      Welfare schemes for poor people
●      Health and education development
●      The development industry
●      Civil services role in democracy
●      International institutes
●      India’s relation with neighboring countries
●      Organizations and forums
●      Policies and politics of developed countries.
General Studies Paper 3- Technology, Biodiversity, Environment, Economic Development, Disaster Management, and Security  ●      Indian economy
●      Government budgeting, irrigation, and farming methods
●      Major crop cropping patterns
●      Land reforms in India
●      Food processing in India
●      Liberalization effect on the economy
●      Investment models
●      Infrastructure: roads, railways, airports, ports, etc., science and technological adaptation
●      Environmental issues, awareness of IT field and space
●      Disaster management
●      Computer
●      Biotechnology
●      Security forces and agencies
General Studies Paper 4- Ethics, Aptitude, and Integrity     ●      Ethics and human interface
●      Human values
●      Attitude- content, structure, functions, moral and political attitudes
●      Social persuasion and influence
●      Aptitude and foundational values for civil service
●      Objectivity, empathy, compassion and tolerance for poorer section
●      Public and civil services, integrity and non-partisanship
●      Emotional intelligence- concepts and their utilities in civil services, charters, work culture, probity in governance, and challenge of corruption.
General Studies for Paper 5 History, Culture, Geography, Heritage, Politics, Social Justice, Biodiversity, Environment, Security, International Remedies, Security, Disaster Management of Assam.  ●      History culture, literature, tradition & heritage of Assam
●      Dynasties
●      Administrative and revenue system
●      Dances
●      Festivals
●      Religious movement
●      Leading personalities, arts, painting, freedom movement
●      Political awakening and integration
●      Leading personalities
●      Assam’s geography- natural resources, physical features, major physiographic divisions, climate, forests, mines, natural vegetation, population, etc.
●      Political and administration of Assam- chief minister, governor, high court, state information commission, state human rights, election commission, public policy.
●      The economy of Assam- economy, service sector issues, development planning, major agriculture, government welfare schemes, infrastructure, and resources.
●      Biodiversity, security, environment, disaster management, related to Assam.
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APSC Result and Cutoffs

APSC Results 2023:

Candidates who took the exam to be considered for APSC recruitment in 2023 can view the APSC results on the organization’s website.

  •  Go to the APSC website.
  • Select the ‘result’ option at this point.
  • Enter the candidate’s roll number in this third step.
  • The fourth step is to submit.
  • Candidates may download the results and store them.

APSC Cutoffs 2023:

The APSC recruitment exam cut-off list for 2023 has not yet been released. Numerous elements affect the APSC cut-off list like the following:

  • A total number of open positions.
  • There were several candidates in total.
  • The test’s level of difficulty.
  • Exam marking criteria

APSC Salary Structure

The pay scales for candidates chosen for the various positions in the APSC recruitment 2023 vary. The APSC salary schemes are listed below.

StenographerRs.30,000 to Rs. 1,10,000
Junior administrative assistanceRs. 14,000 to Rs. 60,500
Forest rangerRs. 22,000 to Rs. 97,000 GP- Rs. 10,300

APSC Preparation Tips

  • Recognize the Exam Syllabus and Pattern: Start by carefully comprehending the exam structure and syllabus for each APSC exam phase. Knowing the exam syllabus will enable you to concentrate on the pertinent subjects and successfully plan your preparation.
  • Make a study schedule: Create a schedule that systematically covers all the subjects and topics. Give each subject enough time, and review frequently to help retain what you have learned.
  • Refer to Reliable Study Materials: Compile trustworthy study materials that conform with the APSC syllabus, such as textbooks, reference books, and online resources. To ensure accuracy and relevance, use resources from reliable sources.
  • Practice Question Papers from the Previous Year: To become familiar with the exam format, time constraints, and question categories, solve the prior year’s test problems.
  • Take practice exams: Practice exams are a great way to determine how prepared you are and to sharpen your time management abilities. Take regular practice exams to improve your performance while simulating the exam environment.

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What is APSC?

Ans. The Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) advise state government of Assam for various services like recruitment, assessment of officers for promotion, help government with forming rules and regulations regarding recruitment process, assist in fixing and protecting pay scale for the officers and government servants appointed, conduct departmental examinations for various positions for government and public sector units across the Assam.

How to prepare for APSC exam?

Ans. Candidates appearing for APSC exam should prepare for the exam in the following ways:
1. Candidates should visit APSC official website on regular basis and keep checking for notifications related to the post they want to appear APSC CCE exam.
2. The event calendar will help candidate to plan to prepare for the exam, preliminary and mains exam papers, distribution of marks, subjects covered, syllabus and recommended books to prepare for the exam.
3. Candidates should prepare proper time table for daily completing particular topic, and weekly revising completed topics.
4. Candidates should read and listen to current affairs on television, websites, news channels to prepare for general studies paper I & II.
5. Explore various books on subjects covered in syllabus and make proper notes to revise on important topics
6. Candidates will need to prepare for atleast 6 months, read and learn minimum of 6-8 hours per day.
7. Practice on computer based objective type multiple choice answers for the exam from previous years of questions asked in APSC CCE exam.
8. There will be essay and need to write on 2 topics, hence candidates should able to write error free grammatically correct sentences for the essay.

How many attempts are allowed for taking APSC exam?

Ans. There is no limit on number of attempts allowed for APSC CCE examination, as long as candidate of general category should not be less than 21 years of age and not more than 38 years of age, SC/ST category candidate should be of age not more than 43 years, OBC category candidate should be of age not more than 41 years and person with benchmark disability with age relaxation upto 10 years i.e. 48 years on 1st of January of that particular year when candidate is appearing for the exam.

How to crack APSC exam?

Ans. Candidates appearing for the APSC CCE 2022 exam should revise the preparation of subjects and topics covered in syllabus from recommended learning resources like books, magazines, e-learning sites, news channels for current affairs etc.
Candidates should follow smart study of relevant topics from previous exam papers and guides and not waste time on irrelevant subjects.
Mock tests on questions will give confidence to candidates while appearing for interview.
Candidates should learn time management on daily tasks to be completed.
Candidates can enroll themselves in coaching institutes that prepare for APSC CCE exam and subjects and topics covered in syllabus.
Finally candidates should take care of their health by keeping themselves fit to learn longer hours studying the topics, eat good food giving energy required for better memory.

How to prepare for APSC exam without coaching?

Ans. Candidates appearing for APSC exam can prepare for the exam even without attending coaching class.
Candidates should prepare largely on topics such as economic policies national and state of Assam exclusively, national polity and Assam polity, geography, history, environment and current affairs – national and Assam. There will be about 30 to 35 percent of topics will be on Assam.
Inflation, monetary and fiscal policy, international economic policies knowledge should be covered.
Candidates should cover on Assam based topics to surely cover and prepare for the topics
Cover multiple choice questions from previous exams, create notes and prepare from these notes, refer from recommended resources on current affairs for Assam and India.

What are the jobs after qualifying APSC exam?

Ans. Jr. Grade officer in Assam Civil service, Assam Police, Superintendent of Taxes, District Transport officer, Assistant manager of industries, Asst. Employment officer, Labour inspector, Inspector of Taxes, Inspector of Excise, and Sub Registrar are some of the posts candidates can apply after qualifying APSC CCE exam.

What is the qualification required for APSC exam?

Ans. Candidates applying for APSC CCE exam should have Bachelor degree in Agriculture, Civil Engineering or specific position related skills from recognized university.

How many exams are there in APSC?

Ans. APSC CCE exam has three phases of recruitment – APSC CCE preliminary exam with 2 papers, next phase is APSC CCE mains exam with 8 papers and finally interview process,

What is the salary of APSC?

Ans. The post APSC CCE exam qualifying candidates can become qualified for has pay scale as listed below
Assam Civil Service (Jr. Grade) –  has pay scale minimum of Rs. 30,000/ to maximum of Rs 1,10,000 and grade pay of Rs. 13,300.
Sub-Registrar has pay scale minimum of Rs. 22,000/ to maximum of Rs. 97,000 and grade pay of Rs. 9,100.

Is Assamese compulsory for APSC?

Ans. There is a language paper in APSC and candidates can write in Assamese language, however candidates can keep language paper as optional. It is not compulsory to know Assamese language for APSC CCE 2022 examination

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