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APSC Syllabus 2024, Check Prelims and Mains Exam Pattern

APSC Syllabus 2024:  The Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) recently announced the Results for the APSC CCE Prelims Exam, the main examination is expected in June-July 2024. Candidates can check the detailed APSC Syllabus 2024 in this article.

APSC Syllabus 2024

APSC Syllabus 2024 and exam pattern is officially released with APSC CCE Notification 2024. The APSC Syllabus 2024 comprises significant themes in the examination context since it plays an essential role in preparing the applicants. There will be two exam phases, and each stage’s syllabus differs. The candidates can use the detailed curriculum provided here to help them study for the test.

Organization APSC 
APSC Full form Assam Public Service Commission
Exam Name APSC CCE 2024
APSC Selection Process Prelims – Mains – Interview
APSC Mains Exam Date 2024 Expected in June or July 2024
APSC CCE 2024 Mode of application Online
Official Website apsc.nic.in
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APSC CCE Prelims Syllabus 2024

Under the APSC Syllabus 2024 the objective multiple-choice question will be part of the preliminary exam. The applicants can carefully read the comprehensive curriculum we have supplied below for the preliminary examination.

APSC CCE Prelims Syllabus 2024
Paper Subject Topics Marks Time
Paper I Current Affairs Current events at National and International level, Awards, Sports, Discoveries etc. 200 Marks 2 hours
Indian National Movement National Renaissance, Early uprising against British rule, Indian National Congress, Emergence of National leaders, Growth of Satyagraha and Militant Movements, Communalism and partition.
Indian History Medieval India, Establishment of the British and 1857 revolt, INC, Swadeshi Movement, Role of Newspapers and Journals, Mahatma Gandhi Extremist Movement in India, Indian After Independence, Reorganisation of States, India’s Foreign Policy, Development in the Field of Science and Technology, Education, Health and Infrastructure, Political History of India Post 1951
General Science Physics – Gravitation, Light, Motion, Volume, Weight etc. Chemistry – Metals and Non-Metals, Acid and Base, Chemical Reaction etc. Biology – Human Body, Disease and Bacteria etc.
Indian Polity Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights issues etc.
Indian Economy Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
Environmental & Ecology General issues on Environment ecology, Bio-Diversity and Climate Change- that do not require subject specialization.
Geography Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
Current Affairs Current events of national and international importance.
Paper II Reasoning Logical Venn Diagrams, Directions, Number, Ranking & Time, Sequence, Figural Pattern, Cubes and Dice, Analogies, Arrangements, Arithmetical Reasoning, Mathematical Operations, Number Series, Number Ranking, Figurative Classification, Classification, Blood Relations, Venn diagrams, Non-Verbal Series, Coding-Decoding 200 Marks 2 hours
English Idioms and Phrases, Fill in the Blanks, Error Spotting, Comprehension Passages, One-Word Substitution, Grammar, Vocabulary, Synonyms/ Antonyms, Cloze Test
Quantitative Aptitude Time and Work, Mixture & Allegation, Discounts, Number Systems, Pipes and, Cisterns, H.C.F. and L.C.M, Profit and Loss, Average, Percentages, Problems on Ages, Time and Distance, Ratio and Proportion, Boats and Streams, Simple & Compound Interest, Data Interpretation
Interpersonal Skills Interpersonal Skills & Communication Skills, Analytical Ability, General Mental Ability, Problem Solving

APSC CCE Mains Syllabus 2024 

There are a total of 8 papers in the APSE Mains Exam, of which 2 are qualifying. The APSC Mains exam’s first paper is an essay writing exam.

APSC Syllabus Essay Paper I

The candidate needs to submit an essay in the language that he/she has selected while filling out the application in this description section. The applicant needs to write an essay on a given topic in the language of their choice.

Paper/ Subjects Topics Marks Time
Paper II – History of India, Indian Heritage and Culture, Society, India and World Geography Indian Culture, Art forms, Literature & Architecture (ancient to modern times), History of Modern India from the mid-18th century, Indian Freedom Struggle, Post Independence History and Reorganisation of States. Indian Society, Role of Women and Organisations related to Women, Population & issues related to it, Unemployment, Poverty, Urbanisation, Globalisation, Regionalism and Secularism Salient Feature of India & World’s Geography, Recourse Distribution, Major Geographical Phenomena. 250 Marks 3 Hours
Paper III – Indian Constitution, Indian Polity and Governance, Social Justice and International Relation Indian Constitution, Responsibility and Function of Union and States, Separation of Power, Union and State Legislature, Judiciary and its structure and functions, Representation of People Act 1951, Policies of Government and its Implementations, Development Processes, Welfare Scheme for weaker sections, Health, Education, Role of Civil services in Democracy, Indian Neighbour and the relation between them, International Laws and Politics and its impact on India, International Organisation and forums. 250 Marks 3 Hours
Paper IV – Science and Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management Indian Economy & its issues, Inclusive growth and issues arising from it, Government budgeting, Major crops and cropping patterns in India, Irrigation System and different farming methods, Food processing & industries related to it, Land reforms in India Effects of liberalization on the economy, Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc., Investment models Adaptation of Technology and its effects, Indigenization of technology, Awareness in the fields of IT, Nanotechnology Technology, Space Technology, Computers, Robotics, Biotechnology, etc. Environmental issues, Disaster and its management. Internal security and its challenges in India, Various Security forces and agencies 250 Marks 3 Hours
Paper V – 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 behaviour 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 Probity in Governance, Public/Civil service values and ethics in public administration, Citizen Charters, Work Ethics, Quality of service delivery and utilization of public funds and challenge of corruption. Case studies on the above-mentioned issues. 250 Marks 3 Hours
Paper VI – General Studies Paper on Assam History, Culture, Art, Tradition, Literature and Heritage of Assam, Geography of Assam, Political and administrative system of Assam, Economy of Assam and Environment, Ecology and Bio-diversity of Assam 250 Marks 3 Hours

APSC Exam Pattern 2024

Applicants must be familiar with the comprehensive APSC CCE exam pattern before taking the APSC CCE 2024 recruitment examination. The exam pattern includes crucial details about the examination, such as the scoring system, the quantity of questions, and the time allotted for the exam. Below, we have provided the exam schedule for each exam phase.

APSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2024

There will be a 400-mark preliminary exam for the APSC CCE. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks in the Prelims recruitment examination. Only candidates who pass the Preliminary examination, the first part of the examination, will be permitted to take the Main examination.

Total Papers Subject in the Exam Total Marks Time
Paper- I General Studies- I 200 2 Hours
Paper- II General Studies- II 200 2 Hours
Total 400 4 Hours

APSC Mains Exam Pattern 2024

Applicants who pass the preliminary exam will be considered qualified to take the main exam. The main examination will include 11–12 times as many people as there are openings in the recruitment cycle and APSC Mains total marks is 1500 marks. For the candidates, we have provided the exam format in the table below:

Paper Type of Paper Marks Exam Duration
Paper I Essay 250 Marks 3 Hours
Paper II General Studies 250 Marks 3 Hours
Paper III General Studies 250 Marks 3 Hours
Paper IV General Studies 250 Marks 3 Hours
Paper V General Studies 250 Marks 3 Hours
Paper VI General Studies on Assam 250 Marks 3 Hours
Total Marks 1500 Marks

APSC Interview Exam Pattern 2024

Applicants who pass the mains examination will be considered qualified to take the Interview. The selected candidates are called for the interview on a given date marks allotted in the interview is mentioned in the table below

APSC CCE Interview
Personality Test 275 Marks

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APSC CCE Syllabus 2024 FAQs

Will APSC be held in 2024?

The Commission will be conducting the prelims exam tentatively on March 18, 2024 previously it was March 17, 2024

Is APSC CCE conducted every year?

The Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) is held every year by the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC).

How many attempts are allowed for apsc cce?

There is no limit on number of attempts allowed for the APSC CCE examination, as long as the candidate of the general category should not be less than 21 years of age.

Is APSC CCE tough?

The APSC CCE is a very competitive exam and it requires several stages of preparation. The first stage includes the Preliminary Examination, the second stage Main Examination, and finally Viva-voce or Interview as well known as “VIVA”.

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