|CCE (Prelims) 2023
|17th January 2024
|6th February 2024
APSC CCE Recruitment 2024
The Assam Public Service Commission has released an official notification concerning the Preliminary Examination of the Combined Competitive Examination, 2023. This examination aims to screen candidates for the Main Examination for recruitment to various services/posts. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the official notification will have the opportunity to submit their online applications on the official web portal within the specified deadline.
APSC CCE Exam Details
Name of Post: Combined Competitive Examination, 2023
Name of Organization: Assam Public Service Commission
Type of Exam: Preliminary Exam
No of Posts: 235 Posts
|No of Posts
Required Educational Qualification
The candidate must hold a Degree from any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the 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.
Note: Candidates must possess the prescribed qualification on the date of submission of their applications.
Age Limit of APSC CCE
Age Limit: The candidate must be between 21 and 38 years as of 1st January 2023.
Age Relaxation: The upper age relaxation will vary according to different categories, as detailed below.
Note: The age limit of the candidates will be calculated on the basis of the Matriculation/ HSLC Admit Card/ Certificate issued by a recognized Board/ Council, and no other document shall be accepted in lieu thereof for the purpose.
Other Details of the APSC CCE Exam
Nationality: Only an Indian citizen can submit the online application for this recruitment of APSC.
Residentship: A candidate must be an original inhabitant of Assam.
Regional Language Proficiency: The candidate should be able to speak Assamese or other official languages or associate official languages of the State or any of the tribal languages of the State.
Employment Exchange: Candidates must be registered in any Employment Exchange Office in Assam.
Small Family Norms: The candidates have to submit a declaration regarding “The Small Family Norms” in Form-A at the time of applying for the Combined Competitive (Prelims) Examination.
Examination Fee of APSC CCE Exam
Eligible candidates interested in submitting online applications for the preliminary examination of the APSC CCE Exam are required to pay an examination fee as part of the application process. The examination fee applicable to different categories is as follows.
Mode of Payment: Candidates can remit their exam fee through the Online Payment Gateway, utilizing options such as Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking, or UPI.
How to Apply for APSC Recruitment?
Candidates who are eligible as per the official notification of the Assam Public Service Commission are able to submit their online application for APSC CCE Recruitment 2024. Candidates have to submit their application through the official online application portal developed by APSC. Candidates can follow the steps listed below as a reference.
|Scroll down, and check the Important Link section.
|Click on the Online Application Link.
|An official web portal will now load in your browser’s new tab.
|In that portal, you will get the option to register yourself.
|After registration, you have to provide all your required details.
|After that, you have to upload your documents.
|Now, you have to pay the examination fee.
|After successful payment, your application will be submitted.
|Also, you will receive an acknowledgement copy of your submission.
|Keep that acknowledgement copy for future use.
Important Dates of APSC Recruitment
|Application Start Date
|17th January 2024
|Application Last Date
|6th February 2024
|CCE Prelims Date
|17th March 2024
Important Links of APSC CCE Recruitment
|Online Application Link
|Online Image Resize Tool
|Download Official Notification
|APSC CCE Syllabus
|Small Family Norms (Form A)
|Visit Official Website
APSC CCE Service Wise Posts
|Name of the Service
|Assam Civil Service (Jr. Grade)
|Assam Police Service (Jr. Grade)
|Superintendent of Taxes
|Superintendent of Excise
|Assam Finance Service
|Block Development Officer
|Assistant Registrar of Cooperative Societies
|Inspector of Taxes
|Inspector of Labour
|Assistant Employment Officer
|Assistant Accounts Officer (Assam Accounts Service)
Stages of the APSC CCE Exam
There will be a two-stage selection process for APSC Combined Competitive Examination. Applicants have to go through these two stages of examination to secure their job under APSC CCE. A brief description of those two stages of the examination and the APSC CCE Syllabus is given below.
1. Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)
The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of objective type multiple choice questions of two hours duration each.
Name of Exam: APSC CCE Prelims, 2023
Date of Exam: 17th March 2024 (Sunday)
Type of Questions: Objective Questions
Total Papers: 2 Papers
Full Marks: 400 Marks
Duration of Exam: 2 Hours for Each Paper.
Negative Marking: One-fourth of the total mark assigned to one question will be deducted for a wrong answer marked by a candidate.
Syllabus: The candidates may refer to the Assam Public Service Combined Competitive Examination (Amendment) Rules, 2019 for syllabi of General Studies I & General Studies II.
Exam Centres: Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Biswanath Chariali, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Diphu, Goalpara, Golaghat, Guwahati, Haflong, Hamren, Hatsingimari, Hojai, Jorhat, Kajalgaon, Karimganj, Kokrajhar, Majuli, Mangaldoi, Morigaon, Mushalpur, Nagaon, Nalbari, North Lakhimpur, Silchar, Sivasagar, Sonari, Tezpur, Tinsukia and Udalguri.
2. Main Examination (Written & Interview)
The Main Examination consists of (A) Written Examination and (B) Interview Test.
(A) 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 selection will be strictly on the basis of merit adhering to the norms of Vertical and Horizontal Reservation as per the prescribed law in force.
Name of Exam: APSC CCE Main, 2023
Date of Exam: June/July 2024
Type of Questions: Essay and Objective Questions
Medium of Exam: A candidate shall be allowed to write his/her answer papers in English or Assamese language.
Total Papers: 6 Papers
Full Marks: 1500 Marks
Duration of Exam: 3 Hours for Each Paper.
Exam Centre: Guwahati.
(B) Interview Test
Name of Exam: APSC CCE Main, 2023
Type of Exam: Interview
Full Marks: 275 Marks
Exam Centre: Guwahati.
On the basis of the result of the written part of the Main Examination, candidates will be called for an interview in a 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 calibre of a candidate. In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only his intellectual qualities but also his social traits and his interest in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgment, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity.
The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination but of a natural, though directed and purposive conversation which is intended to reveal the mental qualities of the candidate.
The interview test is not intended to be a test either of the specialized or general knowledge of the candidates which has been already tested through their written papers. Candidates are expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in their special subjects of academic study but also in the events which are happening around them both within and outside their own State or Country as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of well educated youth.
The interview, however, will not have any qualifying marks. The marks scored at the interview will be added to the marks scored in the Written Examination (Main).
The Commission shall recommend exactly the same number of candidates for different posts as notified. The Commission shall not recommend a candidate for a post which he/she has not opted for.
Marks thus obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination (Written Part as well as Interview) would determine their final ranking. Candidates shall be allotted to the various services keeping in view of their ranks in the examination and (respective] preference expressed by them for different posts (i.e. on the basis of Merit cum Preference opted by the candidates in their applications for the Main Examination] and reservations therein.
FAQs of APSC Recruitment 2024
What is the starting date for the APSC CCE Online Application?
The starting date for the APSC CCE Online Application is 17th January 2024.
What is the last date for the APSC CCE Online Application?
The last date for the APSC CCE Online Application is 6th February 2024.
What is the full form of APSC?
The full form of APSC is the Assam Public Service Commission. It was established on 1st April 1937. The official website of APSC is http://apsc.nic.in/.
What is the APSC CCE Exam?
APSC CCE is the state-level civil service examination of Assam. The full form of CCE is the Combined Competitive Examination.