APSC CCE Syllabus 2023 & Exam Pattern PDF Download – Combined Competitive Examination Prelims & Mains

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APSC Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) Syllabus 2023 & Exam Pattern PDF Download: APSC Syllabus 2023 has been provided here. We know that many of the APSC 2023 aspirants have been looking for the IAS Syllabus For APSC Prelims & Mains. Now, we advise all the candidates to gather the APSC Syllabus for CCE Prelims & Mains and prepare well. For the preparation of the APSC 2023 Exam, first of all, the aspirants have to note down the topics that are available in the APSC CCE Syllabus 2023. From below, you will get the data on APSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2023/ APSC IAS Mains Exam Pattern 2023 along with the APSC Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) IAS Exam Syllabus. To make the preparation for APSC Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) IAS Exam easy, we have arranged the APSC Syllabus PDF 2023 at the end of this post, kindly download it and start your preparation now.

The Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) board has releases the APSC Syllabus each year for CCE along with the recruitment notification. The candidates who have appeared for the exam must have started their preparation by now and if not then its time to start. It is best for the candidates to check the APSC CCE Exam Pattern and Syllabus before starting their preparation. Candidates will have to go through the selection process which includes Prelims, Mains and Personal Interview. Candidates also have to choose their optional subjects which are mentioned below in the article. Also see APSC Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) Syllabus.

APSC Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) Syllabus 2023 & Exam Pattern PDF Download – Prelims & Mains- PDF Download

APSC Combined Competitive Examination Exam Syllabus 2023 | CCE Prelims, Mains Exam Date
Organization Name Assam Public Service Commission (APSC)
Post Name  Combined Competitive Examination (CCE)
Category Syllabus
Job Location Assam
Official Site http://apsc.nic.in/

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APSC Civil Services Selection Process

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Examination
  • Personality Test (Interview)

APSC Civil Services Prelims, Mains Test Pattern

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Without any delay go through this article to obtain accurate information about the APSC Syllabus 2023. We have gathered the complete APSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2023 & APSC  Mains Exam Pattern 2023 from the official site and kept the latest information in a tabular fashion. So, by checking the table, you can easily get the complete information and can find the best plan to attain more marks in the examination.

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APSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2023

The APSC CCE Exam consists of 3 rounds, the Prelims, followed by Mains and finally, if qualified, the Personal Interview. The details and Exam pattern for all the above-mentioned rounds are listed in the table below:

APSC CCE Exam Pattern 2023 for Prelims

APSC CCE Preliminary Exam is of total 400 marks. Candidates who will qualify this exam will further eligible for APSC CCE Mains Exam.

APSC CCE Exam Pattern 2022 for Prelims

APSC CCE Exam Pattern 2023 for Mains

After the prelims are over, the Mains exam will be conducted. Candidates who qualify Prelims are eligible for Mains. Those candidates who will qualify the Mains will further be called for Personal Interview Test. To get a better idea about the main exam pattern, candidates must check the APSC CCE Previous Year Question Papers.

APSC CCE Exam Pattern 2022 for Mains

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Qualifying Language Papers (In the level of Class-X)- APSC Mains

Paper-A | 300 Marks | 3 Hours

Paper-B | English | 300 Marks | 3 Hours

Any one of languages from Assamese, Bengali and Bodo. Candidates from Dima Hasao, Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong districts who had not studied any of these languages in school shall be exempted from appearing for qualifying language papers.

APSC CCE Exam Pattern 2023 for Prelims

General Studies – Paper – I (200 marks) – 100 Questions

Duration: Two hours

i. Current events of national and international importance.
ii. History of India and Indian National Movement.
iii. Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
iv. Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights issues etc,
v. Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion,
Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
vi. General issues on Environment ecology, Bio-Diversity and Climate Change- that do not require subject specialization.
vii. General Science.

Note: 30-35% questions in General Studies Paper I will be related to Assam.

General Studies-II (200 marks) – 80 Questions

Duration: Two hours

i. Comprehension.
ii. Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
iii. Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
iv. Decision making and problem solving.
v. General mental ability.
vi. Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data Interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.) (Class X level)

APSC CCE Mains Syllabus 2023

The APSC CCE Mains Exam comprises 8 papers in total. Of the 8 papers, 2 are qualifying papers. The topics included in each paper is given below-

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Paper-I (Essay)

The first paper is an Essay. It is of 250 marks in total and the candidates will get 3 hours for the examination. The guidelines are mentioned below-

  • To be written in the language or medium of the candidate’s choice.
  • The candidate is required to write an essay on a specific topic.
  • The choice of subjects will be given.

Paper-II (General Studies Paper 1)

The second paper will be General Studies. The paper will be of 250 marks and the duration of the examination will be 3 hours. The topics that will be covered in this paper are as follows-

This paper is related to topics like Indian History, Heritage, Culture and Society and Geography of India and World.

  • Indian Culture – Art forms, Literature & Architecture from ancient to modern times
  • Modern Indian history from about the middle of the 18th century
  • The Freedom Struggle
  • Post-independence consolidation & reorganization of country
  • Indian Society & its Diversity
  • Role of Women and Women’s Organization
  • Population & Associated issues
  • Poverty and Developmental Issues, Urbanization, their problems and their remedies
  • Globalization, Social Empowerment, Regionalism and Secularism
  • Salient Features of India’s & World’s Geography
  • Distribution of Key Natural resources
  • Important Geophysical phenomena

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Paper-III (General Studies Paper 2)

The Third paper will be General Studies. The paper will be of 250 marks and the duration of the examination will be 3 hours. The topics that are included in this paper are as follows-

The topics in this paper are related to Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations.

  • Constitution of India
  • Functions & Responsibilities of the Union
  • Separation of Powers and dispute redressal mechanism
  • Parliament & State legislatures
  • Structure, Organization & Functioning of Government Judiciaries and Departments.
  • Representation of People’s Act
  • Government Policies and their implementation for development in various sectors
  • Development processes and the development industry
  • Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population
  • Health, Education & HR Development related issues
  • Role of Civil Services in Democracy
  • India & its neighbourhood relations
  • Effects of policies and politics of developed countries on India
  • Important international institutes, organizations, and forums

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Paper-IV (General Studies Paper 3)

The fourth paper will be General Studies. The paper will be of 250 marks and the duration of the examination will be 3 hours. The topics that will be included in this paper are as follows-

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Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management are the subject matter for the topics of this paper.

  • Indian Economy & its issues
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it
  • Government budgeting
  • Major crop cropping patterns in various parts of the country
  • Irrigation and farming methods
  • Food processing and related industries in India
  • Land reforms in India
  • Effects of liberalization on the economy
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
  • Investment models
  • Science and technological adaptations and their effects
  • Indigenization of technology and development of new technology
  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, etc.
  • Environmental issues
  • Disaster and its management
  • Challenges to internal security
  • Various Security forces and agencies

Paper-V (General Studies Paper 4)

The fifth paper will be General Studies. The paper will be of 250 marks and the duration of the examination will be 3 hours. The topics that will be included in this paper are as follows-

Paper V deals with Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude

  • Ethics and human interface
  • Human values – lessons from great leaders, reformers, and administrators; the role of family, society, and educational institutions in inculcating values
  • Attitude – Content, Structure, Functions, its influence, and relation with thought and behavior
  • Moral & Political attitudes, social influence, and persuasion
  • Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality, and non-partisanship
  • Objectivity, Empathy, Tolerance, and Compassion for weaker sections
  • Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities in civil services
  • Public/Civil service values and ethics in public administration
  • Probity in Governance
  • Charters, work culture, quality of service delivery, utilization of public funds, and challenge of corruption
  • Case studies on the above-mentioned issues.

Paper- VI (General Subject Paper on Assam)

The sixth paper will be General Studies. The paper will be of 250 marks and the duration of the examination will be 3 hours. The topics that will be covered in this paper are as follows-

The major topics of this paper on Assam are History, Heritage, Culture, Geography, Governance, Polity, Social Justice, International Remedies, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security, and Disaster Management of Assam

  • History, Art, Culture, Literature, Tradition & Heritage of Assam-Major Landmarks In the History of Assam, Major Dynasties, their Administrative and Revenue systems, Important Works of literature, Fairs, Festivals, Folk Music and Folk Dances, Socio-cultural Issues, Salient features of Architecture and Monuments, Freedom Movement Political Awakening and Integration, Arts, Paintings and Handicrafts, Culture, Tradition and Heritage, Religious Movements, Leading Personalities.
  • Geography of Assam – Natural Resources of Assam, Physical features, Major physiographic divisions, Climate, Forests, Wildlife and Biodiversity, Mines and Minerals, Natural Vegetation, Population and Major Industries.
  • Political & Administrative System of Assam -Governor, Chief Minister, State Assembly, High Court, Assam Public Service Commission, State Information Commission, District Administration, State Human Rights Commission, State Election Commission, Public Policy, Legal Rights and Citizen Charter.
  • The economy of Assam – A macro overview of Economy, Industrial and Service Sector Issues, Growth, Development and Planning, Major Agricultural, Infrastructure & Resources, Programmes, and Major Development Projects, Schemes Government Welfare Schemes for SC/ST/Backward Class/Minorities/Disabled Persons, Women, Children, Old Age People, Farmers & Laborers.
  • Environment, Biodiversity, Security, and Disaster Management with relevant emphasis on the State of Assam.
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Paper VII & VIII: List of APSC Optional Subjects

Paper VII and VIII are optional subject-based. The candidates have to choose from the subjects provided by the exam authorities. The list of optional subjects is given below-

  • Agriculture
  • Anthropology
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Law
  • Literature of any one of the following languages: Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Hindi, Sanskrit, English
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Science
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

APSC Mains Exam 2023 Qualifying Papers

These papers are qualifying in nature. The marks are not counted and only passing these papers is mandatory. For both Paper A and Paper B, the Commission decides Minimum Qualifying Marks.

APSC Mains Exam 2023 Qualifying Paper A

This section is a language paper, the questions will be from the language which the candidate has selected from Assamese/Bengali/Bodo and the questions will carry 300 marks. Questions will be asked based on:

  • Comprehension of given passages.
  • Precis Writing
  • Usage and Vocabulary.
  • Short Essay
  • Translation i.e. English to the Indian language and vice versa.

APSC Mains Exam 2023 Qualifying Paper B

This paper is designed to test the candidates’ ability to read and understand serious discursive prose, and to express his ideas clearly and correctly, in English, and will carry 300 marks.

  • Comprehension of given passages.
  • Precis Writing
  • Usage and Vocabulary.
  • Short Essay.

Once the candidates qualify the Prelims and Mains Exam, they will be called for the Personal Interview for the final selection. The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of the candidate’s performance in the Mains Exam and Personal Interview.

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The APSC Exam is not an easy nut to crack. The candidates appearing for the examination should prepare with full dedication and focus. Make sure you go through the whole syllabus carefully and don’t miss out on any topics. Also, refer to the APSC Latest Updates to stay informed.

Important Web-Links of APSC CCE Prelims Syllabus

General Studies-I Click Here
General Studies-II Click Here
Model Question Paper (GS-I) Set-I Set-II
Model Question Paper (GS-II) Set-I Set-II

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Schemes and Subjects for the APSC Main Examination

The APSC CEE 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 2022

Date of exam: Jun 2023

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 centre: 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

Syllabus:

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

II. Interview Test/ Personality Test

Name of exam: CCE Main Examination 2022

Type of exam: Interview

Total marks: 275 Marks

Exam centre: 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.

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II. Interview Test/ Personality Test

Name of exam: CCE Main Examination 2022

Type of exam: Interview

Total marks: 275 Marks

Exam centre: 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.

APSC Syllabus FAQs

What is APSC Syllabus 2023?

APSC Syllabus 2023 is curated by Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) for the CCE exam. The syllabus is divided into Prelims and Mains exams. APSC Prelims syllabus consists of 2 papers, General Studies and CSAT for 200 marks each. On the other hand, CCE syllabus for Mains consists of 8 papers where General Hindi, Essay and General Studies are compulsory papers while 2 are optional papers.

Can I download APSC Syllabus PDF?

Yes, we have provided you with the link to download APSC Syllabus PDF here. You can download the Syllabus of APSC in Hindi and English to study. It is advisable that you download the syllabus pdf so that you can go through it while preparing for the exam.

What is APSC Prelims Syllabus?

APSC Prelims Syllabus consists of two papers, General Studies and CSAT. Both the papers are objective in nature and are in alignment with the UPSC Syllabus. The APSC syllabus for Pre includes questions on current affairs, Geography, Polity, General Science, Comprehension, Elementary Mathematics, General English, General English, etc. Special importance is given to Assam GK since it is a state CCE exam.

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