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APSC Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification

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APSC Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification
September 13, 2021
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About APSC Exam

First founded in 1937, APSC or Assam Public Service Commission is a local government body for employing individuals who might possess the required skill and have the abilities to handle the job. The APSC CCE is conducted with the same purpose. It assists in the selection of the suitable candidates for suitable positions across various posts.

APSC CCE is merely the first step in the process of selection of the suitable candidate. The candidates have to go through several stages in order to get selected. APSC candidates have to appear for both Prelims and Mains Exam in order to clear the APSC CCE. However, the prelims of APSC CCE are also given for jobs such as Police service.

The chairman of APSC is Rajiv Kumar Bora who is a retired IAS officer and the headquarters of the Assam Public Service Commissions are located in Guwahati.  The APSC Prelims Exam is held across 31 districts of Assam and the candidates have the option to choose the district which is the most preferable to them. The Mains Exam is conducted solely in Guwahati.

There are a number of different posts for the candidates who have applied for the exam. The selected candidate will be given a particular post based upon their priority towards the post while filling up the forms. Most of the candidates try to get into the APSC Civil Service position because of the power and reputation. However, some candidates also prioritize other positions as per their preparations.

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APSC Notification and News

All the applicants who are planning to appear for the APSC CCE can find out about the latest updates related to the exam in the official website of APSC which is apsc.nic.in

According to the most recent update, the information related to exam date and other specific details related to Prelims of APSC CCE has been released in the official website on 12th August. The notification also informs the candidates about the timing of the exam which is 10 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 4 am.

There was a separate notification for candidates under the PWBD Category dated on 10th of August which states that all the candidates who fall under the PWBD category who will be requiring a scribe for the examination are asked to apply for the same to the Commission before 17th August.  The rest of the people who fall under the PWBD category are required to bring their valid certificates by a legitimate medical professional (CMO/ Civil Surgeon/ Medical Superintendent of Government Health Care Institution). The candidates who have made their own arrangement of scribes must also inform regarding the same to the Commission along with the name and address of the scribes before 30th August, 2021.

 

APSC Exam Date

As per the latest updates, the APSC CCE Prelims Exam will be held on September 12th, 2021. The date of the release of Admit Card is August 25th, 2021. You must ensure that you download and print the admit card as you are required to carry the same to the examination center. According to the notification, the list of the candidates and their roll numbers, and their e-Admission certificates will be available in the same website on 21st August, 2021 and 23rd August, 2021 respectively. So, make sure you check the website on 21st August to check the name on your list.

 

Application Fees for APSC

Once the applicants have completed filling their application form, they will be redirected towards another page where they are required to make the payment towards their Application fees. You can pay your Application fees through various modes of payment whichever is available in the website and is preferable to you.

The application fees for APSC CCE are different for different categories. Here are the following different fees for various categories:-

Categories Application Fees
General or EWS Category Rs. 285.40
SC/ST/OBC/MOBC Rs.185.40
BPL/PWBD/Women Rs. 35.40

Application fees are mandatory to be paid, otherwise your application might get rejected and you will no longer be eligible to give the exam.

 

Eligibility Criteria for APSC CCE

There are certain requirements that are required to be met by the applicant in order to appear for the APSC CCE which are as following:-

  • Academic Criteria

Any graduation degree from a recognized college or University will be taken into consideration. If you are a candidate whose results have not been announced prior to the last date of form submission, you will not be eligible to apply.

  • Nationality

The APSC CCE is allowed only for the citizens of India.

  • Age Criteria

The candidates must fall under the age group of 21 to 38 years old. However, there are some exception for the reserved category candidate which is 3 years and 5 years relaxation beyond the age of 38 for OBC and SC/ST category respectively.

 

Vacancies for APSC CCE

There are around 331 positions which are available for the applicants of APSC CCE. If you have been selected in all the rounds of APSC CCE, you might be eligible for the vacant positions across the state of Assam.

Positions Number of Vacancy
Civil Services 121
Police Services 69
Superintendent of taxes 6
District Transport Officer 5
Labor Inspector 18
Excise Inspector 7
Block Development Officer 33
Assistant Employment Officer 4
Taxes Inspector 27
Assistant Manager of Industries 10
Sub-Registrar 31

 

So, all of the positions available amounts to a total number of 331 vacancies which are open for the candidates who apply for the APSC CCE, keeping in mind the set reservations.

 

APSC Salary

Now, if you have cleared the exam and are wondering, how much salary you will get after getting the desired position, you can find the details here.

The salary varies for various positions, so here is a list of the salary per annum of the different posts after clearing the APSC CCE:-

Positions held Salary Other allowances offered to State Government Employees Grade Pay
Civil Services Rs.30,000 to 1,10,000 13,300
Police Services Rs. 30,000 to 1,10,000 12,700
Superintendent of taxes Rs. 30,000 to 1,10,000 12,700
District Transport Officer Rs. 30,000 to 1,10,000 12,700
Labor Inspector Rs. 22,000 to 97,000 9,100
Excise Inspector Rs. 22,000 to 97,000 9,100
Block Development Officer Rs. 22,000 to 97,000 10,900
Assistant Employment Officer Rs. 22,000 to 97,000 9,100
Taxes Inspector Rs. 22,000 to 97,000 9,100
Assistant Manager of Industries Rs. 22,000 to 97,000 11,500
Sub-Registrar Rs. 22,000 to 97,000 9,100

So, these were all the expected salaries of the candidates who have been selected for the respective positions. It may vary from time to time, but the salary usually remains within the above mentioned ranges.

 

Syllabus for APSC

Although there cannot be properly defined syllabus for Civil Services Examination, but you can still cover various important topics which are likely to be asked in the exams. There are topics like Current Affairs which will be covered in every Civil Service Exam that you give, so you have to be in touch with the things happening across the country as well as globally.

History, Geography and Economy of the country are also very important as this is the information which will actually be useful to you while performing your duty. Your English and Interpersonal skills and various concepts of logical reasoning and Data Interpretation will also come under the syllabus.

For the Mains Exam, once again it will cover the History and the culture of the country and geography all across the globe. The second part will cover the civics portion which will be testing your awareness regarding the current and the past political scenarios.

The third paper of the Mains exam covers the Technological advancement, economic development and environmental awareness. And, the fourth and the final section of the Mains Exam cover the topics like ethics, integrity, values and personality, which is once again a very important part of working in Civil Services.

And you need to make sure that your preparation with the respective topics focuses more on Assam because the exam you are preparing for is APSC, so eventually, the questions related to Assam will be higher than the rest of the country.

 

Exam pattern for APSC

Now, the exam follows a certain pattern, and if you are aware of the pattern, you might cover maximum important topics, which will help you speed up your preparation.

Here is the pattern followed in the APSC CCE:-

For Preliminary examination:-
Exam Number Exam Content Duration Exam Type Marks
Paper 1 General Studies 2 hours Objective type 200
Paper 2 Chosen Optional subject 2 hours Objective type 200

 

For Main examination:-

In the written part of the Mains Examination, you have to choose optional from a list. You need to select two optional from both the lists, and each optional will consist of 200 marks, and in total the Mains Exam will account for a total of 1600 marks.

Written Exam

Exam Content Duration Exam Type Marks
General English 3 hours Essay type 300
General Studies 3 hours Essay type 300
First two Optional Subject 3 hours+3 hours Essay type 200+200=400
Second two Optional Subject 3 hours+3 hours Essay type 200+200=400
Viva     200

Interview Round

The next round will be the interview round which will be of 200 marks. The interview round is conducted after the candidates clear the Mains Exam and the number of candidates who get shortlisted for giving an interview is double the number of the vacancies available.

Admit Card for APSC CCE

You can easily download the APSC CCE admit card once it is out there in the official APSC website. As per the latest information, the Admit card for APSC CCE will be released on 21st of August, 2021. So, keep checking the website to download your admit card and get it printed before the date of your APSC CCE.

It is a necessity to carry your Admit Card while you are going to give you exam, because it is the proof of your application and your identity because of the photograph attached to it. You have to fill the application form correctly in order to be a valid applicant and receive an admit card. You simply have to go to the official website of APSC CCE and download the Admit Card through the link provided in the respective website.

 

Results of APSC

When we talk about the results of APSC CCE, it is also announced in the official website of APSC. You simply have to visit the official APSC portal and then you are required to search for “Writing/ Screening Tests Results” and after that you have to select the APSC CCE results and you will be redirected to another page where you have to enter the “Registration number, password, DOB and finally submit it to get your results. You can print the result if you want which will be useful to you when you proceed towards the further process if you are selected.

 

How to apply for APSC CCE?

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:-

  • Go to the official APSC website

First and foremost, you are required to go to the official website of APSC. In order to do so, you can either search for APSC CCE on Google or any of your preferred browser, or you can click on the link given below:-

http://apsc.nic.in/

  • Online Recruitment Link

After visiting the official APSC website, go to the online recruitment link and it will redirect you to another paged where you can find the Registration link. Click on the link to proceed with your registration process.

  • Enter the required details

You have to fill in the required information like your name, e-mail Id, password, contact number and click on “Generate OTP”. Finally, enter the OTP which you must have received in your contact number and then, enter the CAPTCHA and finally click on “Submit”. With this, you registration process is over and you can login to start filling the application form.

  • Login to APSC account

Now, you are required to login to your account using your e-mail ID and password and click on the Login button.

  • Fill the Application form

Once you have logged in, go to the “Apply Now” button and proceed with the application form of APSC CCE. Now, you are required to fill in all the necessary details and upload all the necessary documents.

  • Payment of Application Fees

You are also required to pay the application fees depending upon the category that you belong to. You can pay the application fees through the various online modes of payment available in the APSC portal. Finally, click on “Submit” to submit the form.

 

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FAQ’s

Is a person who is in their Final Year of Graduation eligible for the APSC CCE?

No, a person in their last year cannot apply; you are required to have the degree with you before the deadline in order to be eligible for the APSC CCE.

What is the procedure to recover my forgotten password?

In case you have forgotten your password which you have created while registering for APSC CCE, you can go to the link for “Forgot Password’ which is in the login page, next, you will receive an OTP in the registered mobile number which will help you retrieve your password.

When will the process of application start and when will it end?

The application process started on 10th September, 2020 and the last date was 25th October, 2020.

What is the total number of vacancies for APSC CCE 2020?

The total number of vacancies which were open for APSC CCE 2020 are about 330 positions for various fields.

What are the various rounds of the APSC CCE?

The candidates who have applied for the APSC CCE have to go through 3 rounds and clear all of them in order to be selected. The first is Prelims, the seconds is the Mains round and the final round is the Interview round, on the basis of all of these rounds, it is decided whether the candidate is selected or rejected for a particular position.

 

Are the marks obtained by candidates in Prelims of APSC CCE considered in the Mains Exam?

No, the Prelims exam is for the sole purpose of short listing of the candidates. It is not considered for your Mains Result.

How do I get access to the admit card for APSC CCE?

In order to download your admit card, you are required to go to the official APSC website and you have to download it when the link for the same is available. Make sure to carry your Admit Card in the examination hall.

What are the application fees for APSC CCE?

The application fees for APSC CCE are subject to the category that you belong to. The candidates who belong to the General category have an application fee of Rs. 285.4. The categories like SC/ST/OBC/MOBC have application fees of Rs. 185.4, whereas the categories like BPL/PWBD/Women have an application fee of Rs. 35.4

Are there some mandatory documents we are required to carry to APSC CCE Exam center?

Yes, there are certain mandatory requirements. The documents are your Admit Card, PAN Card, Driving License, Voter ID, Passport, and Bank Passbook with your picture.

In the marking scheme, does APSC CCE have negative marks for a wrong answer?

Yes, the marking scheme states that for every wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.

Where can I find the syllabus for APSC CCE?

You can find the syllabus on the official website of APSC CCE. You can also refer to other academic websites to get in-depth details of the syllabus.

Do I have to be fluent in English to appear in APSC CCE?

The candidates are required to pass the English Exam in the Mains round.

Will the exam contain the questions related to Assam?

Since, the exam is APSC CCE, it is highly likely that you will get questions related to history, culture, heritage, polity etc. of Assam, so make sure you cover the important topics before appearing for the exam.

Where is the APSC CCE conducted?

The APSC CCE Prelims is conducted across 31 districts of Assam and whichever is nearby and preferable to you, you can enter it in the form accordingly. However, the Mains Exam is conducted solely in Guwahati.

Is the exam objective or subjective?

The APSC CCE Prelims which is for the sole purpose of short listing the candidates is an objective exam whereas the Mains Exam consists of Essay type questions which are subjective.

What are the criteria for appearing in APSC CCE?

Yes, there is certain academic, nationality and age related criteria which you must fulfill in order to be able to attempt the exam. Not fulfilling the criteria will lead to rejection.

What is the Salary on Inspector of Excise?

The salary of Inspector of Excise ranges from Rs.22000 to Rs.97000 plus an additional Grade Pay of 9100. This includes the allowances for State Government Employees.

Can a candidate from the state other than Assam apply for the exam?

Yes, the candidates of other states are allowed to apply if they fulfill all the required eligibility criteria. The candidates from other states will be considered in the General category.

Can I download the admit card if I do not have my details?

You can recover your application number as there is an option provided to specifically do so. So, you have to go to the link and retrieve your application number with the help of your registered contact number and e-mail Id.

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