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About APSC

About APSC
The Assam Public Service commission, or APSC is a premier Indian government agency of Assam headquartered at Guwahati. It was established on 1st April 1937 as the Public Service Commission, in accordance with the provision of the Govt. of India Act, 1935.

Combined Competitive Examination:
The CCE is an examination conducted by the APSC as per requisition of the Govt. of Assam for recruitment in various posts to the Civil Services. The written examination consists of two stages:
•    Preliminary
•    Mains Examination

The preliminary examination consists of two papers with two hours duration each. This examination is a kind of screening test and the marks obtained in this preliminary examination are an indication of being qualified for admission to the mains examination and not counted for the final selection to the services.
The Mains Examination consists of a written Examination and a personal interview. Candidates who are qualify the mains examination are selected for the personal interview.
The Interview test is the final round where the candidates are interviewed by a Board which takes into account their knowledge and academic career. The marks scored in the interview are added to the marks obtained in the Mains exam and the rankings of the candidates are determined on the basis of the total marks calculated.
Eligibility:
•    The Candidate must be an Indian citizen.
•    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. The age limit of the candidates are calculated on the basis of the Matriculation/HSLC Admit Card/Certificate issued by a recognized Board/ Council, and no other document is accepted.
•    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.



How to Prepare:
(Content to be provided by the faculty)

How to choose Optional
Right choice of optional at right time is compulsory for achieving a crowning success in civil services examination.
Choice of an Optional subject is based on following parameters
    Academic background
    Suitability of subject to the requirement of Civil services job profile
    Scoring ratio of Optional in final results
    Success ratio of Optional in final results
    Availability of Exam oriented books and study material for the Optional
    Quality and experienced guidance from Faculty or Mentor.
    Utility of Optional in General studies subjects
    Interest and Aptitude of Candidate in the subject.

What to read in Newspapers?
UPSC
    THE HINDU - Read only science and technology page that comes with Thursday's Newspaper. Read only Editorials or articles on left hand side of the newspaper daily.
    Indian Express:  Read Explained page of newspaper regularly.
    Also read editorials (Articles on left hand side of newspapers) daily.

APSC CCE:
    The Assam Tribune: Read Explained page of newspaper regularly.
Also read editorials ( Articles on left hand side of newspapers) daily