Assam Civil Services Exam - ACS

Assam Civil Services Exam is conducted by the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) every year for all eligible candidates for the recruitment of various departments under the government of Assam.

Assam Civil Services Exam Pattern 2019

Preliminary Examination:
The examination consists of two papers of two hours duration each. This examination is meant to serve as screening test only. The marks obtained in the preliminary examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to Main examination are not counted for determining the final selection. The questions are of multiple choice objective types:

Paper -I
Subject: General Studies
Marks: 200
Duration: 2 Hours

Paper- II
Subject: One optional subject to be selected from the lists of optional subjects
Marks: 200
Duration: 2 Hours

List of optional subjects-C.C. Exam. (Pre)-(Total-28):

  1.     Agriculture
  2.     Anthropology
  3.     Animal Husbandry & Vety Science
  4.     Botany
  5.     Chemical Engineering
  6.     Civil Engineering
  7.     Chemistry
  8.     Commerce
  9.     Computer Science
  10.     Economics
  11.     Education
  12.     Electrical Engineering
  13.     Electronics
  14.     Fisheries
  15.     Geography
  16.     Geology
  17.     Indian History
  18.     Law
  19.     Mathematics
  20.     Mechanical Engineering
  21.     Medical Science
  22.     Philosophy
  23.     Physics
  24.     Political Science
  25.     Psychology
  26.     Sociology
  27.     Statistics
  28.     Zoology

Main Examination and Interview:

The Main Examination consists of a written Examination and a viva-voce test as below:
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 written examination consists of the following papers of 3 hours duration each. The questions of the Main Examination will be conventional essay type:

Paper-I
Subject: General English
Marks: 300
Duration: 3 hours

Paper-II
Subject: General Studies
Marks: 300
Duration: 3 hours

Paper- III (a & b)
Subject: Any two optional subjects to be selected from the list of optional subject (two papers each)
Marks: 200
Duration: 3 hours

Marks: 200
Duration: 3 hours

Paper-IV (a & b)
Subject: Any two optional subjects to be selected from the list of optional subject (two papers each)
Marks: 200
Duration: 3 hours

Marks: 200
Duration: 3 hours

Total Marks: 1400

List of optional subjects-C.C. Exam.(Main)-(Total-29)

  1.     Agriculture
  2.     Anthropology
  3.     Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  4.     Botany
  5.     Chemical Engineering
  6.     Civil Engineering
  7.     Chemistry
  8.     Commerce
  9.     Computer Science
  10.     Economics
  11.     Education
  12.     Electrical Engineering
  13.     Electronics
  14.     Fisheries
  15.     Geography
  16.     Geology
  17.     History
  18.     Law
  19.     Modern Languages and Literature & Classical Language (any one only)
        (a) Assamese
        (b) Bengali
        (c) English
        (d) Hindi
        (e) Arabic
        (f) Persian
        (g) Sanskrit
        (h) Bodo
  20. Mathematics
  21. Mechanical Engineering
  22. Medical Science
  23. Philosophy
  24. Physics
  25. Political Science
  26. Psychology
  27. Sociology
  28. Statistics
  29. Zoology

 Candidates are not allowed the following combinations of subjects:

  1.     Anthropology & Sociology
  2.     Mathematics & Statistics
  3.     Philosophy & Psychology
  4.     Agriculture & Animal Husbandry & Vety. Science
  5.     Of the Engineering subjects not more than one subject

The Commission has discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the Examination.
Interview Test: Marks 200

The candidates are interviewed by a Board which takes into account their academic career. 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.

Assam Civil Services Exam Eligibility Criteria 2019

There are some points of the eligibility criteria which each candidate need to fulfill to be eligible to apply for the ‘Assam Civil Services Examination’.
  1. The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  2. He must have completed the graduation or any other equivalent three years’ degree from a recognized institute.
  3. The age of the applicants should not be less than 21 years and should not exceed 30 years.
  4. The candidates of reserved categories will get relaxation in the upper age.
  5. The age relaxation for the candidates of SC and ST category will be 5 years.
  6. The OBC category applicants will get the upper age relaxation of 3 years.

Assam Civil Services Exam Contact Details

Assam Public Service Commission
Jawahar Nagar
Guwahati 781022
Tel: 91-361-2365426
Fax: 91-361-2368207
Email: apsc-asm@nic.in
Website: http://apsconline.gov.in/

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