ASSAM PSC COMBINED COMPETITIVE AND DEPARTMENTAL EXAM INFORMATION :  Assam Public Service Commission conducts following two Examinations :
A.      Combined Competitive Examination
B.      Departmental Examinations

A.     Combined Competitive Examination
As per requisition of the Government of Assam for recruitment in various posts to the Civil Services, advertisement is generally published through print media inviting applications in prescribed form. The written examination consists of two stages:

a.       The Preliminary
b.       The Main Examination

Preliminary Exam : The examination consists of two papers of two hours duration each. This examination is meant to serve as screening test only. The marks obtained in the preliminary examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to Main examination are not counted for determining the final selection. The questions are of multiple choice objective types:
1.       PAPER 1 : General Studies – 2 Hours (200 Marks)
2.       PAPER 2 : One optional subject to be selected from the list of optional subjects - 2 Hours (200 Marks). Optional Subjects for Assam PSC Pre Exam are ;
1.    Agriculture
2.    Anthropology
3.    Animal Husbandry & Vety Science
4.    Botany
5.    Chemical Engineering
6.    Civil Engineering
7.    Chemistry
8.    Commerce
9.    Computer Science
10. Economics
11. Education
12. Electrical Engineering
13. Electronics
14. Fisheries
  1. Geography
  2. Geology
  3. Indian History
  4. Law
  5. Mathematics
  6. Mechanical Engineering
  7. Medical Science
  8. Philosophy
  9. Physics
  10. Political Science
  11. Psychology
  12. Sociology
  13. Statistics
  14. Zoology
Main Exam and Interview : The Main Examination consists of a written Examination and a viva-voce test.Candidates who are declared qualified in the Main Examination shall be summoned for a viva-voce test. The viva-voce test carries 200 marks with no qualifying marks.The written examination consists of the following papers of 3 hours duration each. The questions of the Main Examination will be conventional essay type:
1.    Paper 1            : General English
2.    Paper 2            : General Studies
3.    Paper 3 (a & b) : Any two optional subjects to be selected from the list of optional subject (two papers each)
4.    Paper 4 (a & b): Any two optional subjects to be selected from the list of optional subject (two papers each). Optional subjects for Assam PSC Main Exam are :
1.       Agriculture
2.       Anthropology
3.       Animal Husbandry & Vety Science
4.       Botany
5.       Chemical Engineering
6.       Civil Engineering
7.       Chemistry
8.       Commerce
9.       Computer Science
10.   Economics
11.   Education
12.   Electrical Engineering
13.   Electronics
14.   Fisheries
15.   Geography
16.   Geology
17.   Indian History
18.   Law
  1. Modern Languages and Literature &
    Classical Language (any one only)
    (a) Assamese
    (b) Bengali
    (c) English
    (d) Hindi
    (e) Arabic
    (f) Persian
    (g) Sanskrit
    (h) Bodo
  2. Mathematics
  3. Mechanical Engineering
  4. Medical Science
  5. Philosophy
  6. Physics
  7. Political Science
  8. Psychology
  9. Sociology
  10. Statistics
  11. Zoology

Candidates are not allowed to opt for following combination of subjects :
1.       Anthropology & Sociology
2.       Mathematics & Statistics
3.       Philosophy & Psychology
4.       Agriculture & Animal Husbandry & Vety. Science
5.       Of the Engineering subjects not more than one subject
The Commission has discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the Examination.
Interview Test : 200 Marks : The candidates are interviewed by a Board which takes into account their academic career. The marks scored in the interview are added to the marks scored in the written examination (Main) and the rankings of the candidates are determined on the basis of the total marks obtained.
B.     Departmental Examinations : The APSC also has to conduct Departmental Examinations in every six month for different categories of Govt. officers including All India Service Officers serving under the Govt. of Assam. For this purpose, APSC advertises seeking applications from the intending candidates through all leading news papers of Assam.
(The above information is part of Assam Public Service Commission : Candidates are advised to visit the website for latest and accurate information and also read above information on APSC Website)