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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    Assam Public Service Commission
  • Exam Duration
    Prelims: 4 hours Mains: 3 hours for each paper
  • Official Website
  • Total Marks
    Prelims: 400 Main: 2275 Interview: 275
  • Exam Dates
    To be announced
Exam Dates
  • Start of Registration Process
    To be notified
  • Admit Card Release Date
    To be Notified
  • Declaration of Result
    To be Notified
Eligibilty Criteria

The candidates who are interested in the posts of Stenographer, Junior Administrative Assistant, and Forest Ranger could have a look at the basic eligibility criteria.

APSC Educational qualification

Vacancies Education qualification
  • Must have a degree from a recognized university
Junior administrative assistant
  • Must have a degree or diploma from a recognized university
Forest ranger
  • Must have a degree in science or engineering from a recognized university in any of the subjects like agriculture, computer science, horticulture, geology, zoology, botany, etc.

APSC Other Eligibility Criteria 2022

Below are some of the eligibility criteria other than educational qualification criteria for the candidates applying for APSC recruitment 2022.

Eligibility criteria Stenographer Junior administrative assistant Forest ranger
Age limit 21 to 38 years 21 to 40 years 21 to 38 years
Nationality Indian Indian Indian
Domicile Assam Assam a Assam
Exam Pattern

The exam date for APSC recruitment 2022 will be out soon. Candidates appearing for the exam could look at the APSC exam pattern and study accordingly.

The exam is taken in three steps: preliminary exam, mains exam, and personality test.

APSC Preliminary Exam (400 Marks)

Subject Marks Duration
General Studies Paper -1 200 marks 2 hours
General Studies Paper-2 200 marks 2 hours
Total 400 marks 4 hours

APSC Main Exam (2275 Marks)

Subject Marks Duration
Essay Writing Paper-1 250 marks 3 hours
General Studies Paper-1 and paper-2 250 marks each 3 hours for each paper
Paper 3&4(optional subject) 250 marks each 3 hours for each paper
Assamese/ Bengali/ Bodo (language paper-A) 300 marks (qualifying nature) 3 hours
English (language paper-B) 300 marks (qualifying nature) 3 hours

APSC Personality Test (275 marks)

A total of 275 marks have been allocated to the APSC Personality Test 2022. The marks of the personality test will be considered in the time of making the APSC Final Merit list as well as the Ranking of the candidates.

Note: The 30-35% questions would be about Assam state in the preliminary exam.


Candidates who are eligible for the APSC recruitment 2022 exam have to go through exams that have different sections. Here is the APSC syllabus for candidates to understand what they have to study for the exam. There is a combined competitive exam for eligible candidates.

APSC Prelims Syllabus

General Studies Paper-1 General Studies Paper-2
  • Current affairs
  • India’s history
  • Indian national movement
  • Geography of India and the world
  • Social and economic development
  • Inclusion, social sector initiatives, poverty
  • General science
  • Logical reasoning
  • English comprehension
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Decision making
  • General mental ability
  • Problem-solving
  • Analytical ability
  • Data interpretation
  • Basic numeracy

APSC Main Syllabus 2022

The main exam of APSC Recruitment 2022 consists of 8 papers. 2 of them are of qualifying nature.

APSC Essay

In this, candidates have to write an essay on the given topic in a descriptive form in the same language they have selected during filling out the application form.

APSC General Studies Paper-1

Topics Subtopics
Indian heritage, history, society, and culture. Geography of India and the world Indian culture (art forms, literature, and architecture), history of modern India, post-independence reorganization and consolidation of India, the role of women, issues related to population, freedom struggle of India, features of world and India’s geography, globalization, social empowerment, urbanization, developmental issues, poverty, natural resources

APSC General Studies Paper-2

Topics Subtopics
Social justice and international relations, Indian governance, Indian constitution Union responsibility and functions, state legislatures and parliament, separation of power and dispute redressal mechanism, people’s act representation, organization and functioning of government judiciaries and departments, government policies and their implementation, development industry, welfare schemes for poor people, health and education development, civil services role in democracy, India’s relation with neighboring countries, international institutes, organizations and forums, policies and politics of developed countries.

APSC General Studies Paper-3

Topics Subtopics
Technology, biodiversity, environment, economic development, disaster management, and security Indian economy, government budgeting, irrigation, and farming methods, major crop cropping patterns, land reforms in India, food processing in India, liberalization effect on the economy, investment models, infrastructure: airports, roads, railways, ports, etc., science and technological adaptation, environmental issues, disaster management, awareness of IT field and space, computer, biotechnology, security forces, and agencies.

APSC General Studies Paper-4

Topics Subtopics
Ethics, aptitude, and Integrity Ethics and human interface, human values, attitude- content, structure, functions, moral and political attitudes, social persuasion and influence, aptitude and foundational values for civil service, integrity and non-partisanship, objectivity, empathy, compassion and tolerance for poorer section, emotional intelligence- concepts and their utilities in civil services, public and civil services, probity in governance, charters, work culture and challenge of corruption.

APSC General Studies Paper-4

General subject paper on Assam:

Topics Subtopics
History, culture, geography, heritage, politics, social justice, biodiversity, environment, security, international remedies, security, disaster management of Assam.
  • History, culture, literature, tradition & heritage of Assam, dynasties, administrative and revenue system, dances, festivals, religious movement, leading personalities, arts, painting, freedom movement, political awakening and integration, leading personalities.
  • Assam’s geography- natural resources, physical features, major physiographic divisions, climate, forests, mines, natural vegetation, population, etc.
  • Political and administration of Assam- chief minister, governor, high court, state information commission, state human rights, election commission, public policy.
  • The economy of Assam- economy, service sector issues, development planning, major agriculture, government welfare schemes, infrastructure, and resources.
  • Biodiversity, security, environment, disaster management, related to Assam.

APSC Qualifying Exam 2022

There are 2 qualifying exams. Only passing marks are required in both these exams.

APSC Qualifying Paper-1

Questions related to the language selected by the candidates are asked in this exam. There are questions like

  • Comprehension passage
  • Precis writing
  • Vocabulary and usage
  • Translation (English to any Indian language)

APSC Qualifying Paper-2

In this exam candidates’ ability to read, understand and also express their ideas are checked. There are questions like

  • Comprehension passage
  • Precis writing
  • Vocabulary and usage
  • Short essay

Note- After the candidate is done with prelims and the main exam, there is a personality test. On the basis of all three, the candidate is selected.

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