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    APSC CCE Scheme - Prelims, Mains and Interview

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

    1. The Preliminary
    2. The Main Examination
    3. Personal Interview

    APSC CCE Preliminary Examination Scheme

    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:



    (Objective Type)

    General Studies-I 

    (30%-35% questions will compulsorily be related to Assam)


    (100 Questions)

    2 hours


    (Objective Type)

    General Studies -II

    (Qualifying nature, shall have minimum qualifying marks of 33%)


    (80 Questions)

    2 hours

    Prelims GS1 : Key Syllabus Points

    Note: 30-35% of the questions in General Studies Paper-I will be related to Assam. 

    Prelims GS2 : Key Syllabus Points

    Note: 30-35% of the questions in General Studies Paper-I will be related to Assam. 

    APSC CCE Main Examination and Interview

    The Main Examination consists of a written Examination and a viva-voce test as below:
    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:

     Written Examination

    Paper 1Essay2503 Hours
    Paper 2 to 6General Studies250 each3 Hours each
    Paper 7Optional subject Paper-12503 Hours
    Paper 8Optional subject Paper-22503 Hours


    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.

     Interview Marks

    After qualifying in Written Examination

    Total Marks – 275

     Total Marks

    Written Examination (Paper 1 to Paper 8) = 2000

    Interview (After qualifying in Written Examination) = 275

    Total Marks – 2275

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    Paper - I / Essay

    250 Marks | 3 Hours

    GS1 / Paper - II

    250 Marks | 3 Hours

    GS2 / Paper - III

    250 Marks | 3 Hours

    GS3 / Paper - IV

    250 Marks | 3 Hours

    GS4 / Paper - V

    250 Marks | 3 Hours

    GS5 / Paper - IV

    250 Marks | 3 Hours

    Paper - A / Qual-I

    300 Marks | 3 Hours

    Paper - B / Qual-II

    300 Marks | 3 Hours

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