APSC Combined Competitive Exam Eligibility Criteria

Assam Public Service Commission’s Combined Competitive Examination eligibility details are as follows.

Eligibility:

I. Nationality: The Candidate must be an Indian citizen.

II. Age Limit: Candidate should not be less than 21 years and more than 38 years.The upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST candidates i.e. upto 43 years. There will also be relaxation of upper age limit in respect of Persons With Disability by 5 years i.e. upto 43 years. The age limit of the candidates will be calculated on the basis of the Matriculation/HSLC Admit Card/Certificate issued by a recognized Board/ Council, and no other document shall be accepted in lieu thereof for the purpose.

III. Educational Qualification: The candidate must hold a Degree from any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational institutions established by an Act of parliament or declared to be Deemed as a University under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or possess such qualification as may be declared equivalent by the Government.

 IV. Candidates awaiting results of the qualifying examination on the closing date of submission of application need not apply.

V. Persons with Disability should ascertain the post for which a particular category of disability is entitled for reservation as per the advertisement and should apply/opt the preference accordingly at the time of filling up forms for Main Examination.

Exam Pattern: The Combined Competitive Examination consists of two successive stages:
(I) The Preliminary Examination and
(II) The Main Examination (Written and Interview).

I. Preliminary 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
Objective type
multiple choice
question paper
Paper-II  One subject to be selected from the list of
optional subjects
Marks=200 Do Do
                                                 Total marks 400    

List of Optional Subjects for Combined Competitive (preliminary) Examination: 

Agriculture Geography
Anthropology Geology
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science Indian History
Botany Law
Chemical Engineering Mathematics
Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Chemistry Medical Science
Commerce Philosophy
Computer Science Physics
Economics Political Science
Education Psychology
Electrical Engineering Sociology
Electronics Statistics
Fishery Science Zoology

b) The questions will be of Objective type with multiple choices.
c) OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) answer sheet will be provided for answering questions.
d) Candidates will have to use only Black Ball Pen.
e). USe of Eraser, Chemical, Correction Fluid for correcting options once markded in the e OMR answer sheet is prohibited and answer sheets bearing traces of such use shall not be evaluated.
f). This Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only.
g) The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination will not be counted for determining the final order of merit.

Main Examination: The Main Examination consists of (A) Written Examination and (B) Interview Test.

A. Written Examination:

a) On the results 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 aforesaid. The selection will be strictly on the basis of merit adhering to the norms of Vertical and Horizontal Reservation as per prescribed law in force.

b) The written examination will consist of the following papers of 3 hours duration each. The questions of the Examination will be of conventional essay type:

                        General English Marks-300 Duration-3 hours
                       General Studies Marks=300 Duration-3 hours
Optional
Subject 1
Paper-I
Paper-II
Any two optional subjects to be
selected from the list of optional
subjects (two papers each)
Marks=200
Marks=200
Marks=200
Marks=200
Duration-3 hours
Duration-3 hours
Duration-3 hours
Duration-3 hours
Optional
Subject 2
Paper-I
Paper-II
Total (Written)     1400 marks  
Viva Voce     200 marks  
Grand Total     1600 marks  

Any two subjects are to be selected from the list of optional subjects set out below. Each subject will have two papers of 200 marks each as aforesaid.

Agriculture Geology
Anthropology History
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary
Science
Law
Botany Modern languages and literature (any one only) (i)
Assamese, (ii) Bengali, (iii) English literature, (iv) Hindi (v)
Bodo &
Classical languages (vi) Arabic, (vii) Persian, (viii) Sanskrit
Chemical Engineering Mathematics
Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Chemistry Medical Science
Commerce & Accountancy Philosophy
Computer Science Physics
Economics Political Science
Education Psychology
Electrical Engineering Sociology
Electronics Statistics
Fishery Science Zoology
Geography

Candidates will not be allowed to offer the following combinations of subjects:

(a) Anthropology & Sociology
(b) Mathematics & Statistics
(c) Philosophy & Psychology
(d) Agriculture & Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
(e) Not more than one of the Engineering subjects

B. Interview Test: On the results of the Written part of the Main Examination the number of candidates to be called for interview will be about twice the number of vacancies advertised. The selection will be strictly on the basis of merit adhering to the norms of Vertical and Horizontal Reservation as per prescribed law in force.  The interview will carry 200 marks with no qualifying marks

Selection Procedure: Selection will be depends on the basis of Combined Competitive Examination, which consists of two successive stages: (I) The Preliminary Examination and (II) The Main Examination (Written and Interview).

I. Preliminary Examination: The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of objective type multiple choice questions of two hours duration each. This Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination will not be counted for determining the final order of merit.

II. Main Examination: The Main Examination consists of (A) Written Examination and (B) Interview Test.

A. Written Examination: On the results 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 aforesaid. The selection will be strictly on the basis of merit adhering to the norms of Vertical and Horizontal Reservation as per prescribed law in force. The written examination will consist of the two papers of 3 hours duration each. The questions of the Examination will be of conventional essay type.

B. Interview: On the results of the Written part of the Main Examination the number of candidates to be called for interview will be about twice the number of vacancies advertised. The selection will be strictly on the basis of merit adhering to the norms of Vertical and Horizontal Reservation as per prescribed law in force. The interview will carry 200 marks with no qualifying marks. The candidates will be interviewed by the Commission with the assistance of advisers deputed by the Government of Assam. The marks scored at the interview will be added to the marks scored in the written part of the Main Examination and the ranking of the candidates will be determined on the basis of the total marks obtained

 

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