APSC Prelims Examination : Syllabus, Question Paper and Guide Books
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October 09, 2018

APSC Prelims Examination : Syllabus, Question Paper and Guide Books

Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) has recently declared the examination date for Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination 2018. According to this, the APSC CCE (Prelims) 2018 is going to be held on 24th November 2018.

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.

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. 

Indian Polity

1. Indian Polity By M. Laxmikanth 

History of India

2. A Brief History of Modern India by Rajiv Ahir

History of Assam

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

Indian Economy

4. Pratiyogita Darpan General Studies: Indian Economy


5. Geography of India by Majid Husain

Current Affairs/ Events

6. Manorama Year Book

7. India Year Book

Question Paper and Other Topics

9. General Studies Paper I 2018 Edition by McGrow Hill Education

10. APSC CCE General Studies 1997-2017 Solved Papers


Civil Service Chronicle or Pratiyogita Darpan

Question Paper/s of APSC Prelims Examination 2015