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.
|Organization||Assam Public Service Commission (APSC)|
|Post Name||The 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 Date||Yet to be updated|
|Recruitment Process||The recruitment process includes multiple stages such as the Preliminary Examination, Main Examination, and Interview.|
|Education Qualification||The eligibility criteria and educational qualifications vary for different posts. Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, or the equivalent.|
|Age Limit||The age limit for APSC exams generally ranges from 21 to 38 years, with age relaxations provided for reserved categories per government norms.|
|Salary||The salary scale for APSC officers varies depending on the post and level of service.|
The table below summarizes the important APSC Exam dates 2023 according to the APSC Notification.
|Release of Official Notification||22nd December 2023|
|APSC Online Application Starting Date||26th December 2023|
|Last Date for APSC Application||26th January 2023|
|Last Date for the Payment of Fee||28th January 2023|
|APSC Prelims Exam||26th March 2023|
|Declaration of APSC Prelims Exam||12th April 2023|
The APSC eligibility requirements are listed below, and they must be met by applicants for the APSC CCE 2023.
The required educational background for the APSC in 2023 is listed below.
|Stenographer||Must have a degree from a recognized university|
|Junior administrative assistant||Must 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.|
The required APSC age limit is given below:
|Eligibility Criteria||Stenographer||Junior Administrative Assistant||Forest Ranger|
|Age limit||21 to 38 years||21 to 40 years||21 to 38 years|
The following information pertains to the APSC Recruitment 2023 application fee:
|For General/EWS||INR 285.40|
|For SC/ST/OBC/MOBC||INR 185.40|
|For BPL/PWBD/Women||INR 35.40|
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.
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:
Here are some of the details typically mentioned on the APSC admit card:
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:
The APSC Preliminary exam pattern is given below:
|General Studies Paper -1||200 Marks||2 Hours|
|General Studies Paper-2||200 Marks||2 Hours|
|Total||400 Marks||4 Hours|
The APSC Mains exam pattern is given below:
|Papers||Paper Name||Total marks||Time Limit|
|Paper 1||Essay||250||180 minutes|
|Paper 2-6||General Studies||250 (each paper)||180 minutes (each paper)|
|Paper 7||Optional subject, Paper 1||250||180 minutes|
|Paper 8||Optional Subject, Paper 2||250||180 minutes|
The interview assesses candidates’ personalities, communication skills, and suitability for the desired posts. The interview carries a certain weight in the final selection process.
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:
The following is a detailed syllabus for the APSC Prelims exam:
|General Studies Paper-1||General 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
● Analytical ability
● Data interpretation
● Basic numeracy
The following is the APSC Mains exam syllabus:
|Essay||Applicants 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
● 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
● 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|
● Administrative and revenue system
● 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.
Candidates who took the exam to be considered for APSC recruitment in 2023 can view the APSC results on the organization’s website.
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:
The pay scales for candidates chosen for the various positions in the APSC recruitment 2023 vary. The APSC salary schemes are listed below.
|Stenographer||Rs.30,000 to Rs. 1,10,000|
|Junior administrative assistance||Rs. 14,000 to Rs. 60,500|
|Forest ranger||Rs. 22,000 to Rs. 97,000 GP- Rs. 10,300|
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ans. Candidates applying for APSC CCE exam should have Bachelor degree in Agriculture, Civil Engineering or specific position related skills from recognized university.
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,
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.
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