APSC Assam Combined Competitive Exam Patten (Preliminary/ Mains)
APSC Combined Competitive Exam Selection Process Details: The Combined Competitive Examination consists of two successive stages (I) The Preliminary Examination and (II) The Main Examination (Written and Interview).
1. Preliminary Examination: The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of objective type multiple choice
questions of two hours duration for Paper-I – General Studies for 200 marks; and Paper-II One subject to be selected from the list of optional subjects for 200 marks total 400 marks. 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.
2. 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 questions of the Examination will be of conventional essay type for 3 hours duration.
(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. 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.