Assam APSC Exams

In Assam, various posts to the Civil Services in Assam Government are recruited through the Public Service Commission. The Public Service Commission is a body created by the Constitution of India. The exam is conducted in two phases:

a) The Preliminary

b) The Main Examination

The preliminary exam is conducted in selected centres across Assam.  The Main exam is conducted in selected centres in Guwahati city only.

How to Apply:

Candidates have to download the application form from the APSC official website. Payment for the examination is accepted through Treasury Challan mode only. No other mode of payment is accepted. Those candidates selected to appear in the Main Examination will have to pay another Application fee which will be fixed in due course, separately, by Treasury Challan.



The candidate must be an Indian citizen.


The candidate should not be less than 21 years and more than 38years at the time of submitting the application. There is an upper age relaxation for 5 years for SC/ST candidates. The relaxation for OBC/MOBC candidates is 3 years. For Persons with Disabilities (PWD) the relaxation is by 10 years.

Educational Qualification:

The candidate must hold a Degree from any of the Universities established and incorporated by a Central Act or State Act 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.

Preliminary Examination

The preliminary examination consists of two papers of 200 marks each. Each paper has allotted time of 2 hours each. The first paper is consisting of General Studies questions. The second paper is for the optional subject you had selected during application. Both papers contain 100 multiple choice objective types questions each.  The marks obtained in the preliminary exam will not considered in for the final ranking. The preliminary examination is meant to serve as screening test only.  Those who quality the preliminary exam can appear in the Main exam.

There are 28 optional subjects for preliminary exam. These are:  Agriculture, Geography, Anthropology, Geology, Animal Husbandry & Vety 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, Fisheries and Zoology.

Main Examination and Interview

The Main Examination consists of a written Examination and a viva-voce test.  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 written examination, qualified candidates have to select two optional papers. They have to appear two subjective papers for each of the optional subjects. Each paper contains questions of total marks 200 each. Also there is a subjective paper for General English and General Knowledge. The exam duration for each paper is of 3 hours.






General English


3 Hours


General Studies


3 Hours

Optional-I(I & II)

Any two optional subjects to be selected from the list of optional subject (two papers each)



3 Hours

3 Hours

Optional-II(I & II)

Any two optional subjects to be selected from the list of optional subject (two papers each)



3 Hours

3 Hours





 The list of optional subject is same as the list provided in the preliminary examination. But in main examination you can also choose any one from the Modern Languages and Literature & Classical Language options (Assamese, Bengali, English, Hindi, Arabic, Persian, Sanskrit, and Bodo).

Candidates are not allowed the following combinations of subjects:

Anthropology & Sociology, Mathematics & Statistics, Philosophy & Psychology, Agriculture & Animal Husbandry & Vety. Science. Also from the Engineering subjects not more than one subject can be selected.

Interview Test:

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 candidates are interviewed by a Board which takes into account their academic career.  The interview, however, will not have any qualifying marks. 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.