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APSC CCE Syllabus – Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Model Question Papers 2024

Article TypeAPSC CCE Syllabus
Exam NameAPSC CCE 2023
Total Posts235 Posts
Exam TypeCompetitive Exam

APSC CCE Syllabus 2023

AssamCareer: Assam Public Service Commission has recently released the official notification of Combined Competitive Examination, 2023 (APSC CCE 2023). This notification has been released for the recruitment of 235 vacancy in various cadres under Govt. of Assam. In this article, we will discuss about recently published APSC CCE Syllabus.

APSC has already uploaded the new amended Assam Public Services Combined Competitive Examination (Amendment) Rules, 2019 in its official website. The APSC CCE Syllabus has been changed accordingly from the earlier one.

APSC CCE Syllabus

Government of Assam has made a few new provisions and set the following rules to amend the Assam Public Services Combined Competitive Examination Rules, 1989.

Here is the list of key modifications suppose to be implemented in Combined Competitive Examination conducted by Assam Public Service Commission from the next time.

APSC CCE Syllabus & Exam Pattern

The Combined Competitive Examination consists of following two successive stages :-

(i) The Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)
(ii) The Main Examination (Written & Interview Test)

The Preliminary Examination consists of 2 objective type General Studies question paper with 200 marks each.

The Main Examination shall consist of written examination and interview tests. The written examination shall consist of six papers on the subject of General Studies . Marks thus obtained by the candidates in the main examination (Written Part as well as Interview) would determine their final ranking.

Schemes and Subjects for the APSC Preliminary Examination

The APSC CCE Preliminary Examination consists of two objective type multiple choice question papers of two hours duration each.

Name of exam: APSC CCE Preliminary Examination 2023

Date of exam: 18th March, 2024 (Monday)

Type of questions: Objective type questions

No of question paper: 2 papers

Name of question paper: General Studies-I & General Studies-II

Total marks: 400 marks (200 marks each)

Duration of exam: 2 hours for each paper.

Negative marking: One-fourth of the total mark assigned to one question will be deducted for wrong answer marked by a candidate.

Exam centres: Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Biswanath Chariali, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Diphu, Goalpara, Golaghat, Guwahati, Haflong, Hamren, Hatsingimari, Hojai, Jorhat, Kajalgaon, Karimganj, Kokrajhar, Majuli, Mangaldoi, Morigaon, Mushalpur, Nagaon, Nalbari, North Lakhimpur, Silchar, Sivasagar, Sonari, Tezpur, Tinsukia and Udalguri.


Paper I : General Studies I shall be set in such a way that 30% to 35% of questions shall compulsorily relate to Assam.

Paper II : General Studies II shall have minimum qualifying marks of 33%.

General Studies-IClick Here
General Studies-IIClick Here
Model Question Paper (GS-I)Set-I | Set-II
Model Question Paper (GS-II)Set-I | Set-II

Schemes and Subjects for the APSC Main Examination

The Main Examination consists of

I. Written Examination and
II. Interview Test / Personality Test (After qualifying in written test)

I. Written Examination

On the basis of the result 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 notified for each category. The written examination shall consist of six papers of conventional essay type/objective type with limited words.

Name of exam: CCE Main Examination 2023

Date of exam: July/August 2024

Type of questions: Descriptive and Objective type questions

Medium of exam: A candidate shall be allowed to write his/her answer papers in English or Assamese language.

Total papers: 6 Papers

Total marks: 1500 Marks (250 marks each)

Duration of exam: 3 Hours for Each Paper

Exam center: Guwahati

Details of Papers for Main Examination:

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

(ii) Paper 2 to 5
Type of Paper: General Studies
Marks: 250 for each paper
Duration in hours: 3 for each paper

(iii) Paper 6
Type of Paper: General Subject Paper on Assam
Marks: 250 for each paper
Duration in hours: 3 for each paper


Paper-1Click Here
Paper-2Click Here
Paper-3Click Here
Paper-4Click Here
Paper-5Click Here
Paper-6Click Here

II. Interview Test/ Personality Test

Name of exam: CCE Main Examination 2023

Type of exam: Interview

Total marks: 180 Marks

Exam center: Guwahati

On the basis of result of the written part of the Main Examination, candidates will be called for interview in the ratio of 1:3 against the number of vacancies advertised.

The candidates will be interviewed by a board that will have before them a record of his/her career. He/She will be asked questions on matters of general interest. The objective of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service by a board of competent and unbiased observers.

The test is intended to judge the mental caliber of a candidate. In broad terms this is really an assessment of not only his intellectual qualities but also social traits and his interest in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and Iogical exposition, balance of .judgment, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity.

The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination but of a natural, though directed and purposive conversation which is intended to reveal the mental qualities of the candidate.

The interview test is not intended to be a test either of the specialized or general knowledge of the candidates which has been already tested through their written papers. Candidates are expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in their special subjects of academic study but also in the events which are happening around them both within and outside their own State or Country as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of well educated youth.

The interview, however, will not have any qualifying marks. The marks scored at the interview will be added to the marks scored in the Written Examination (Main).

The Commission shall recommend exactly the same number of candidates for different posts as notified. The Commission shall not recommend a candidate for a post which he/she has not opted for.

Marks thus obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination (Written Part as well as Interview) would determine their final ranking. Candidates shall be allotted to the various services keeping in view of their ranks in the examination and (respective) preference expressed by them for different posts (i.e. on the basis of Merit cum Preference opted by the candidates in their applications for the Main Examination) and reservations therein.


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APSC CCE Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination APSC CCE Syllabus

General Studies-IClick Here
General Studies-IIClick Here

Main Examination APSC CCE Syllabus

Paper-1Click Here
Paper-2 [General Studies-I]Click Here
Paper-3 [General Studies-II]Click Here
Paper-4 [General Studies-III]Click Here
Paper-5 [General Studies-IV]Click Here
Paper-6 [General Subject Paper on Assam]Click Here

Model Questions:

General Studies-ISet-I | Set-II
General Studies-IISet-I | Set-II