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APSC Prelims Examination 2016 Syllabus, Question Paper and Guide Books

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The Assam Public Service Commission has recently made notification for Preliminary Examination of the Combined Competitive Examination, 2016. 




Syllabus and Pattern of Examination:

The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of objective type multiple choice questions of two hours duration each.

Paper-I: General Studies  
Marks=200, Time = 2 Hrs
Nature of the paper: Objective type multiple choice 

General studies Syllabus:
  • Indian Polity
  • Political system in India
  • Current events of National & International Importance
  • Indian Economy
  • Planning Process in India
  • Geography of India, Assam & World
  • Role of science & Technology in India
  • Culture & Literature of India, Assam & World
  • History of India & Assam
  • Indian national Movement with special reference to Assam
  • General Mental Ability
 
Paper –II: One subject to be selected from the list of optional subjects
Marks=200, Time = 2 Hrs
Nature of the paper: Objective type multiple choice 

Optional Subjects Syllabus
a) Degree level courses of the Universities of the State of Assam. 
b) The syllabi of the subjects for the Preliminary Examination may be downloaded from the APSC website www.apsc.nic.in.   


Guide Books and Question Papers:  

Truly speaking, it is very hard to get any standard guide book for preparation for APSC Prelims examination. Here is a list of text we compile very carefully. One can buy online from Flipkart.com .All you need an ATM card or Internet Banking facility, you will get up to maximum 55% discount. The books will be delivered by maximum 3 to 5 days.

Question papers can be easily available at various mobile shops in front of APSC Office, Khanapara.

Note: Guide book should not read for concept. It should be used only for last minute revision and for a quick glance. Text books are more preferable. 

1. Indian Polity By M. Laxmikanth 

Price: Rs 238/-

2. A Brief History of Modern India by Rajiv Ahir

Price: Rs 320/-

3. The History of Assam from Yandabo to Partition by Priyam Goswami

Price: Rs 270/-

4. Pratiyogita Darpan General Studies: Indian Economy

Price: Rs 280/-

5. Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma

Price: Rs 197/-

6. Manorama Year Book

Price: Rs 240/-

7. India Land & People and India Physical Geography by NCERT [two books ]

8. Get last 12 issues of any competitive magazines for current events of National & International Importance, e.g., Competition Wizard, Chronicle, etc.

9. General Studies Paper I 2017 Edition by McGrow Hill Education

Price: Rs 768/-

Note: Prices shown here are discounted price. Online marketplace Flipkart is currently giving huge discounts on competition books. So, grab these offers.