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APSC Exam 2022: Latest News, Date, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

November 3, 2022

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What is the APSC Exam?

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.

  • 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.

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APSC Notification 2022

The notification for the APSC CCE examination for the year 2022 was announced in the month of April 2022. The application for the exam started online in the month of April while the last date for the application and payment of exam fees was in the month of May. The APSC CCE prelims exam was held on 21st September 2021 for the year 2021. The exam dates for the year 2022 have not yet been declared.

  • In the notification published on 18th August 2022, the application for the post of fishery development officer under fishery department started from 22nd August 2022 and will end on 22nd September 2022.
  • Candidates applying for the post of fishery development officer should have a bachelor’s degree in Fisheries Science (B.F.Sc.) from recognized universities by I.C.A.R. or D.F.Sc. or Master of Science (Fisheries) from C.I.F.E. Mumbai or any other I.C.A.R. institute.
  • The latest APSC notification from official website consisted of the post of Driver in the Assam Public Service Commission office with an information about the driving skill test that took place on Thursday, 18th August 2022 at 11 am, the exam was held at Office of the District Transport Officer (R & L), Kamrup (Metro), Betkuchi, Guwahati. The intimation letter got uploaded on APSC official website on 12th August 2022.

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APSC Exam Date 2022

The Assam Public Service Commission announces notifications based on the post on their official website – and shares information about the exam, tentative dates for application, eligibility, syllabus and exam pattern (number of questions, total marks and distribution of marks per topic/subject, pay scale for the post and cut off marks required along with other essential information for the candidates appearing for the exam.

APSC 2022 Recruitment EventImportant Dates (Tentative)
Release of Official APSC ASO NotificationApr-22
APSC Online Application Starting DateApr-22
Last Date for APSC ApplicationMay-22
Last Date for the Payment of FeesMay-22
APSC Exam Not yet announced 

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APSC Application Fees 2022

Aspiring Candidates should apply for the APSC CCE 2022 exam as per the notification released from APSC official website, for particular position within specified start and end date for filling application. The application fees should be paid at the time of applying using online or offline mode using internet banking, debit/credit card, UPI or offline using bank challan.

The exam fees are different based on categories.

Category NameApplication Fees
General CategoryRs 280
SC/ST/OBC/MOBCRs 185
Below Poverty Line (BPL)Rs 35
PWDRs 35
WomenRs 35

It is mandatory to pay application fees while applying for the exam, without paying the fees, the application form will not be processed.

APSC Exam Eligibility Criteria 2022

The eligibility criteria for APSC recruitment for particular post in government offices across Assam depends on following

  • Nationality – Candidate applying for APSC CCE 2022 exam should be a citizen of India and must be a permanent resident of Assam.
  • Education – Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree related to the position applied for from reputed and recognized university by APSC exam authorities. If the results of bachelor’s degree have not been announced till final date of submission, candidate will not be eligible to apply or appear in the exam.
  • Age – The candidate appearing for the exam should not be less than 21 years of age and not more than 38 years of age as on 1st of January 2022.

APSC Age relaxation for SC/ST/OBC category      

The age relaxation for SC/ST category candidates is 5 years, i.e. candidate from SC/ST category are eligible till the age of 43 years, for OBC/MOBC candidates age relaxation is 3 years, i.e. candidate from OBC/MOBC can apply till 41 years of their age. The person with benchmark disability (PWBD) irrespective of SC/ST/OBC or UR (unreserved/general) category has age relaxation upto 10 years.

The age of a candidate can be calculated on the basis of Matriculation/HSLC Admit Card or Pass certificate issued from recognized central/state board/council.

APSC Exemption from exam fees for BPL/EWS category

Application fees are exempted for candidates from Below Poverty Line (BPL) and economically weaker section (EWS) category, it is required to produce the certificate and relevant document like income and asset certificates for current financial year should be produced by EWS candidate.

There is a reservation and relaxation for persons with benchmark disability with 40% or more degree of physical disability, provided the post is suitable for PH candidates.

Vacancies for APSC CCE

As per APSC official website for the year 2022, the total vacancies in various government offices across Assam is 331, the post wise vacancies are listed in tabular format below

Name of the postsNo of Vacancies
Assam Civil Service (Jr.Grade)121
Assam Police Service (Jr.Grade)69
Superintendent of Taxes6
District Transport Officer5
Labour Inspector18
Inspector of Taxes27
Inspector of Excise7
Block Development Officer33
Asstt. Employment Officer4
Sub Registrar31
Assistant Manager of Industries10
Total331

APSC Jobs List with Salary 2022

APSC declares various posts and vacancies on their official website. The pay scale for various APSC posts 2022 is listed below

Positions heldPay Salary per Month Grade Pay
Assam Civil Services (Jr Grade)Rs.30,000 to 1,10,00013,300
Assam Police Services (Jr Grade)Rs. 30,000 to 1,10,00012,700
Superintendent of taxesRs. 30,000 to 1,10,00012,700
District Transport OfficerRs. 30,000 to 1,10,00012,700
Labour InspectorRs. 22,000 to 97,0009,100
Excise InspectorRs. 22,000 to 97,0009,100
Block Development OfficerRs. 22,000 to 97,00010,900
Assistant Employment OfficerRs. 22,000 to 97,0009,100
Taxes InspectorRs. 22,000 to 97,0009,100
Assistant Manager of IndustriesRs. 22,000 to 97,00011,500
Sub-RegistrarRs. 22,000 to 97,0009,100

The salary offered to various positions APSC recruits from qualified candidates after appearing in APSC CCE 2022 exam may vary from time to time, however the range remains same as mentioned above.

APSC Syllabus 2022

The Assam Public Service Commission declared the syllabus for Combined Competitive Examination on their APSC official website. Candidates appearing for APSC CCE 2022 for preliminary examination should pass and qualify in three phases of recruitment process – APSC CCE preliminary exam, APSC CCE mains exam and interview.

The Preliminary exam will have two papers – General Studies I and General Studies II, each of these papers are of objective type. The total marks for each paper is 200 marks and exam duration is of 2 hours for each of the paper.

APSC Syllabus for General Studies I (Total Questions – 100)

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and theWorld.
  • Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, PublicPolicy, Rights issues etc,
  • Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion,
  • Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environment ecology, Bio-Diversity and Climate Change- that donot require subject specialization.
  • General Science.

Note – General Studies Paper I will have 30-35% questions related to Assam.

APSC Syllabus for General Studies II (Total Questions – 80)

  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
  • Decision making and problem solving.
  • General mental ability.
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level),
  • Data Interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.) (Class X level)

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APSC CCE Preliminary Exam Pattern 2022

The APSC CCE preliminary exam pattern 2022 has following structure

PaperTotal questionsTotal marksDuration
General Studies I1002002 hours
General Studies II802002 hours

These papers are of objective type and have multiple choice of answers to select from. There is a negative marking for each incorrect answer, one-fourth (0.25) of marks assigned to the question will be deducted as a penalty. There will be no penalty for every unanswered question.

The APSC CCE Mains exam pattern 2022 has following structure

From 2020, there is a change in syllabus and exam pattern for APSC CCE Mains exam. There are 8 (eight) conventional essay type in mains APSC CCE exam. From 2019, instead of separate question papers and answer sheet, candidate will be provided with combined questions and answers sheet. There will not be any extra pages provided to candidates.

Sr NoPaperFormatMarks
1EssayThe paper will contain 2 sections – each section has 4 essay topics – candidates have to answer 1 topic from each section) each essay will be of 125 marks250
2General Studies I, II, III and VThere are total 20 compulsory questions. 10 questions will be of 10 marks and remaining 10 questions will be of 15 marks250 X 4
3General Studies IVThere are total 19 compulsory questions. 13 questions will be of 10 marks and remaining 6 questions will be of 20 marks250
4Optional Papers I & IIThe paper will contain 2 sections – each section has 4 questions – candidates have to answer 2 questions and 3 questions from remaining 6 questions. Hence out of 8 questions 5 are mandatory to be attempted250 X 2
  Total Marks2000

APSC CCE Interview 2022

The interview will be conducted by unbiased and competent board, the questions asked will be on matters of general interest. Candidates who have successfully qualified in prelims and mains exam will get an invitation letter from APSC exam to appear in personal interview.

All qualified candidates need to appear for their interview at Assam Public Service Commission office, Jawaharnagar, Khanapara, Guwahati on the date and time mentioned in invitation/call letter.

Candidates are required to bring with them all original certificates, marksheets related to their education qualification, category/disability certificate (if any), along with self- attested copies of above documents as selected during filling online application for preliminary exam for document verification.

APSC Admit Card 2022

Admit Card or Call letters download links for the candidates appearing in APSC CCE examination will be declared by APSC on their official website for respective positions. It is a mandatory document for candidates appearing the exam to be carried along with at the exam center. All the candidates should visit APSC official website – https://apsc.nic.in and click on section “Call Letters/Admit Cards”. Candidates appearing for the exam will have to enter their email address/phone number and password with exactly same captcha characters as displayed and click on admit card download link.

APSC Admit card display information about the candidate and is a proof of him appearing the exam. the proof of candidate’s identity will be a photo id card such as voter’s card, PAN card, passport etc. Candidate are not permitted to enter and appear for an exam without showing their admit card and photo id card.

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APSC Results 2022

The Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) will declare exam results on their official website https://apsc.nic.in. Candidates who have appeared in APSC CCE exam can view their results by visiting official website and going to section “Written/Screening Test Results”, login with their credentials such as application number and password and download the result.

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How to apply for APSC CCE 2022?

There is a certain procedure that you have to follow to fill the application for APSC CCE. You can follow the steps which are provided below in order to fill your application form and proceed with the exam:-

Candidates appearing combined competitive examination (APSC CCE 2022) should keep visiting regularly APSC’s official website https://apsc.nic.in for the notification that will give information about APSC CCE examination for particular post they wish to apply.

  • Candidates should visit APSC official website.
  • Check for the section ‘Combined Competitive Exam (CCE)’ and notification
  • There will be a link ‘Apply here’ , click to go to another page
  • Click on ‘Register Here’ button to register as a new user
  • Candidate should enter their Full Name, Father’s Name as per the HSLC or 10th standard certificate
  • Select Gender, Date of Birth as per certificate, Active Mobile number candidate is currently using and alternate mobile number
  • Candidate should enter email address, nationality, if they are permanent resident of Assam
  • Candidate should select the caste from the drop down
  • The person with benchmark disability with 40% or more can select special category checkbox
  • Enter permanent address, country and state, district and pincode.
  • Enter the password as per specification, enter same password in confirm password and enter OTP when clicked on Generate OTP button.
  • Finally enter Captcha exactly as displayed and click on Register button.
  • Once registered, Candidate can login the site and start applying for the application for APSC CCE 2022 exam for particular post.
  • After completion of application form, the page will direct candidate for either online or offline payment of exam fees.
  • Candidate can pay online using internet banking, debit/credit card, UPI, or wallet.
  • The application number will be provided to candidate to keep it safe and a password to revisit the website to download admit card for the exam, results and any other important information regarding exam.

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Frequently Asked Questions About APSC Exam 2022 (FAQs)

Q.1 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.

Q.2 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.

Q.3 When will APSC exam be held in 2022?

Ans. The notification for the APSC CCE 2022 exam was already announced by APSC official website in the month of April 2022. The admit card download link for various posts have started to display on APSC official website. The announcement for APSC exam dates for preliminary test for 2022 is not still declared on official website.

Q.4 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.

Q.5 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.

Q.6 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.

Q.7 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.

Q.8 Who is the chairman of APSC?

Ans. Dr. Ajanta Nath, (M.Sc, M.Phil, PhD)is a new chairman of Assam Public Service Commission appointed on 27th June 2022.

Q.9 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.

Q.10 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,

Q.11 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.

Q.12 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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