APSC CCE Syllabus & Exam Pattern – New Exam Scheme, Syllabus & Model Paper
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APSC CCE Syllabus & Exam Pattern – New Exam Scheme, Syllabus & Model Paper

APSC CCE Syllabus 2023

 
Assam Public Service Commission has recently released the official notification of Combined Competitive Examination, 2022 ( APSC CCE 2022). This notification has been released for the recruitment of 913 vacancy in various cadres under Govt. of Assam. In this article, we will discuss about recently published APSC CCE Syllabus.
 
APSC has already uploaded the new amended Assam Public Services Combined Competitive Examination (Amendment) Rules, 2019 in its official website. The CCE syllabus has been changed accordingly from the earlier one.

Government of Assam has made a few new provisions and set the following rules to amend the Assam Public Services Combined Competitive Examination Rules, 1989.
 
Here is the list of key modifications supposed to be implemented in Combined Competitive Examination conducted by Assam Public Service Commission from the next time. 

APSC CCE Syllabus & Exam Pattern


The Combined Competitive Examination consists of following two successive stages :-

(i) The Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)
(ii) The Main Examination (Written & Interview Test)

Preliminary Examination: The Preliminary Examination consists of 2 objective type General Studies question paper with 200 marks each.

Main Examination: The Main Examination shall consist of written examination and interview tests. The written examination shall consist of six papers on the subject of General Studies . Marks thus obtained by the candidates in the main examination (Written Part as well as Interview) would determine their final ranking.

Schemes and Subjects for the APSC Preliminary Examination


The APSC CCE Preliminary Examination consists of two objective type multiple choice question papers of two hours duration each.

Name of exam: APSC CCE Preliminary Examination 2022

Date of exam:
26th March 2023 (Sunday)

Type of questions: Objective type questions

No of question paper: 2 papers

Name of question paper: General Studies-I & General Studies-II

Total marks: 400 marks (200 marks each)

Duration of exam: 2 hours for each paper.

Negative marking: One-fourth of the total mark assigned to one question will be deducted for wrong answer marked by a candidate.

Exam centres: Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Biswanath Chariali, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Diphu, Goalpara, Golaghat, Guwahati, Haflong, Hamren, Hatsingimari, Hojai, Jorhat, Kajalgaon, Karimganj, Kokrajhar, Majuli, Mangaldoi, Morigaon, Mushalpur, Nagaon, Nalbari, North Lakhimpur, Silchar, Sivasagar, Sonari, Tezpur, Tinsukia and Udalguri. 
 
Details of Papers for Preliminary Examination:

Paper I : General Studies I shall be set in such a way that 30% to 35% of questions shall compulsorily relate to Assam.

Paper II : General Studies II shall have minimum qualifying marks of 33%.

Schemes and Subjects for the APSC Main Examination


The Main Examination consists of

I. Written Examination and

II. Interview Test / Personality Test (After qualifying in written test)

I. Written Examination

On the basis of the result of the Preliminary Examination, the number of candidates to be admitted to the written part of the Main Examination will be 11 to 12 times the number of vacancies notified for each category. The written examination shall consist of six papers of conventional essay type/objective type with limited words.

Name of exam: CCE Main Examination 2022

Date of exam:
July/August 2023

Type of questions: Descriptive and Objective type questions

Medium of exam:
A candidate shall be allowed to write his/her answer papers in English or Assamese language.

Total papers: 6 Papers

Total marks: 1500 Marks (250 marks each)

Duration of exam:
3 Hours for Each Paper

Exam centre:
Guwahati

Details of Papers for Main Examination:

(i) Paper 1
Type of Paper: Essay
Marks: 250
Duration in hours: 3

(ii) Paper 2 to 5
Type of Paper: General Studies
Marks: 250 for each paper
Duration in hours: 3 for each paper 
 
(iii) Paper 6
Type of Paper: General Subject Paper on Assam
Marks: 250 for each paper
Duration in hours: 3 for each paper 
 
II. Interview Test/ Personality Test

Name of exam:
CCE Main Examination 2022

Type of exam: Interview

Total marks: 275 Marks

Exam centre:
Guwahati

On the basis of result of the written part of the Main Examination, candidates will be called for interview in the ratio of 1:3 against the number of vacancies advertised.

The candidates will be interviewed by a board that will have before them a record of his/her career. He/She will be asked questions on matters of general interest. The objective of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service by a board of competent and unbiased observers. The test is intended to judge the mental caliber of a candidate. In broad terms this is really an assessment of not only his intellectual qualities but also social traits and his interest in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and Iogical exposition, balance of .judgment, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity.

The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination but of a natural, though directed and purposive conversation which is intended to reveal the mental qualities of the candidate.

The interview test is not intended to be a test either of the specialized or general knowledge of the candidates which has been already tested through their written papers. Candidates are expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in their special subjects of academic study but also in the events which are happening around them both within and outside their own State or Country as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of well educated youth.

The interview, however, will not have any qualifying marks. The marks scored at the interview will be added to the marks scored in the Written Examination (Main).

The Commission shall recommend exactly the same number of candidates for different posts as notified. The Commission shall not recommend a candidate for a post which he/she has not opted for.

Marks thus obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination (Written Part as well as Interview) would determine their final ranking. Candidates shall be allotted to the various services keeping in view of their ranks in the examination and (respective) preference expressed by them for different posts (i.e. on the basis of Merit cum Preference opted by the candidates in their applications for the Main Examination) and reservations therein.
 
 

Recommended Books for APSC CCE Exam

 
SectionBook
Numerical Ability
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic
General EnglishObjective General English by S P Bakshi
ReasoningVerbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning R S Aggarwal
General KnowledgeLucent's General Knowledge
Current AffairsManorama Yearbook 2022
Modern Indian HistoryModern India by Rajiv Ahir
Indian EconomyPratiyogita Darpan General Studies: Indian Economy
Indian PolityIndian Polity by M Laxmikanth
Computer AwarenessObjective Computer Awareness by Arihant
APSC Question PapersAPSC CCE General Studies 1997-2017 Solved Papers
Assam HistoryHistory of Assam by Priyam Goswami
Assam Related TopicsAssam Year Book by Santanu Kaushik Baruah
 

Important Web-Links of APSC CCE Syllabus


Notification:  
 
Old NotificationClick Here
New NotificationClick Here

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination
 
General Studies-IClick Here
General Studies-IIClick Here

Main Examination

Paper-1
Click Here
Paper-2
Click Here
Paper-3
Click Here
Paper-4
Click Here
Paper-5
Click Here
Paper-6
Click Here

Model Questions:

General Studies-ISet-I | Set-II
General Studies-IISet-I | Set-II