APSC Syllabus Part- II

Details of Papers for Main Examination:

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

(ii) Paper 2 to 6
Type of Paper: General Studies
Marks: 250 for each paper
Duration in hours: 3 for each paper

(iii) Paper 7

Type of Paper: Optional Subject, Paper I
Marks: 250
Duration in hours: 3

(iv) Paper 8
Type of Paper: Optional Subject, Paper 2
Marks: 250
Duration in hours: 3

(v) Interview Test (After qualifying in written test)
Marks: 275

Total Marks: 2275

Qualifying Papers (in the level of Class X):

1. Paper A (300 Marks – 3 Hours Duration)— Any one of the language from Assamese, Bengali, Bodo. Candidates from Dima Hasao, Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong Districts who had not studied any of these languages in school shall be exempted from appearing for qualifying language papers.
2. Paper B – English (300 Marks – 3 Hours Duration)

4. Optional Papers:

The list of Optional subjects for the Main Examination :
(The standard and syllabi of the Optional subjects are approximately those of Degree Level Course of the Universities)

1. Agriculture
2. Anthropology
3. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
4. Botany
5. Chemistry
6. Civil Engineering
7. Commerce and Accountancy
8. Economics
9. Electrical Engineering
10. Geography
11. Geology
12. History
13. Law
14. Literature of any one of the following languages Assarnese, Bengali, Bodo, Hindi, Sanskrit, English
15. Management
16. Mathematics
17. Mechanical Engineering
18. Medical Science
19. Philosophy
20. Physics
21. Political Science and International Relations
22. Psychology
23. Public Administration
24. Sociology
25. Statistics
26. Zoology

5.  Marks shall not be allotted for mere superficial knowledge.

6. Candidates will be required to apply online using the website www.apsc.nic.in .The online Applications can be filled up to the last day for submission as fixed by the Commission. The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admission Certificate will be made available in the Commission website for downloading by candidates. No Admission Certificate will be sent by post.

7. Negative Marking

(a) There will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Multiple Choice Question Papers as decided by the Commission. There will be negative marking for incorrect answers (as detailed below) for all questions except some of the questions where the negative marking will be inbuilt in the form of different marks being awarded to the most appropriate and not so appropriate answer for such questions.
(b) There will be four alternatives for the answers to every question in Preliminary Examination. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-fourth (0.25) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
(c) If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happen to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.

8.  Commission will publicly disclose the scores of the candidates (obtained in the Written Examination and Interview/Personality Test) through the public portals. The disclosure will be made in respect of only those candidates who will appear in the Interview/Personality Test for the Civil Service Examination and are not finally recommended for appointment.

The information shared through this disclosure scheme about the non-recommended candidates may be used by other public and private recruitment agencies to appoint suitable candidates from the information made available in the public portal. A candidate may opt out of the scheme also and in that case his/her details will not be published by the Commission. Besides sharing of the information of the non-recommended candidates for the examinations conducted by the Commission, the Commission will not assume any responsibility of liability for the method and manner in which information related to candidates who appear at the CCE/ Selections is utilized by other private of public organizations.

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