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APSC CCE 2021 (Assam Public Service Commission) : Eligibility, Application Process, Exam pattern, Syllabus & Results

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Feb 17, 2021

The Assam Public Service Commission was established in 1937 in accordance with the provision of the Indian Government. The Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) is taken by the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) each year to recruit deserving eligible candidates for different posts. Candidates with a graduation degree from a well-known college or institute are eligible to take this test.

Candidates post clearing this exam will get appointed at different posts within the administrative departments of the state.

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APSC Important Dates

Assam Civil Services Exam 2021 Important Dates

Name of the events Date Assigned (Tentative)
Prelims Mains
Publication of official notification Will be updated later
The last date for submitting application forms
Date of issuing of admit card
Date of examination
Date of results declaration

Important information about APSC CCE Recruitment 2020-21

The Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) has recently announced a recruitment notification related to 331 vacancies that will be filled by deserving candidates. Candidates will be selected for different posts under Labour Inspector, Taxes Inspector, Sub Registrar, Superintendent of Taxes, Assam Civil Service, Assam Police Service, Officer at District Transport, among others. Candidates planning to apply for APSC CCE can start applying from September 10th, the deadline to apply will end on October 25th, 2020. You can refer to the beneath information to know the detailed Eligibility Criteria, Pattern of APSC CCE, Exam Dates, and many other important pieces of information.

APSC Highlights

APSC CCE Recruitment 2020-21 Highlights

Description Details
Organization Assam Public Service Commission (APSC)
Jobs offered Posts Under Combined Competitive Examination, CCE
Notification Number 23PSC/E-3/2020-21
Total jobs 331
Kind of Jobs Assam Government post
Application starts 10th September 2020
Deadline to apply October 25th, 2020 (delayed)
Mode of Selection Prelims, Mains and Interview
Mode of Payment Online
APSC Recruitment

APSC CCE Recruitment 2020 Details about the post

The total number of posts announced under the APSC CCE Recruitment exam is 331. Candidates appearing in these exams can refer to the beneath information to check post wise vacancy.

Post Name Total Vacancies
Assam Civil Service 121
Assam Police Service 69
Superintendent of Taxes 6
Officer of District Transport 5
Labour Inspector 18
Taxes Inspector 27
Excise Inspector 7
Block Development Officer 33
Asstt. Employment Officer 04
Sub Registrar 31
Assistant Manager of Industries 10
Total 331
APSC Eligibility

APSC CCE Recruitment 2021 Minimum Eligibility Requirement

Candidates planning to give the APSS CCE exam must check the eligibility criteria mentioned below so that they can judge whether they are the right fit for the post or not.

Nationality: Only Indian citizens are allowed.

Age Limit: The candidate’s minimum age must be at least 21 years and no one older than 38 years of age as of the year of the exam will be allowed to give the exam. Some candidates get the age relaxation as per norms set by the Indian Government.

  • Candidates belonging to the reserved categories will get age relaxation in the upper age limit.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ ST category get relaxation by 5 years.
  • OBC category candidates get upper age relaxation by 3 years.

Educational Qualification: Candidates must have a graduation degree from a recognized university or college.

The candidates whose results will be declared after the closing date of submission are not eligible to apply.

Application fee For APSC CCE Recruitment

Category Application Fee For Prelims
General/EWS Rs. 285.40
SC/ST/OBC/MOBC Rs. 185.40
BPL/PWBD/Women Rs. 35.40
APSC Application Process

Steps to Apply For APSC CCE Recruitment 2020

All the eligible candidates are supposed to apply only and can fill the application form following the guidelines mentioned on the official site.

  • Candidates are supposed to access the official site.
  • On the home page, click on the APSC CCE Recruitment tab.
  • After doing APSC CCE Registration using an email ID and password, click on the Login Page and mention your credentials.
  • The candidates need to mention the much-required information in the application form like complete name, address, contact number and other important information required there.
  • Upload your photograph, signature along with uploading all the scanned required documents.
  • Pay the application fees using your credit or debit card. Payments can be made using net banking as well.
  • Once all the processes related to the application is done successfully, candidates are supposed to click on the Submit button.
  • Candidates must take the printout of the form as it will be required in the future.
APSC Selection Process

APSC CCE Recruitment 2021 Selection Process

The Selection Process for the APSC Civil Services is divided into following stages:

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview

It is mandatory for the candidates to pass all the stages of the exam so that they can get selected as a Civil Service Officer in APSC. The Examination for APSC CCE will be taken Offline.

APSC Exam Pattern

APSC CCE Exam Pattern

APSC CCE Prelims Exam Pattern

The APSC CCE Prelims Exam is like a screening test only as the score achieved in this first round will not be considered while calculating the final scores. But it is important to clear this stage to proceed further.

  • The APSC CCE Prelims test will have two MCQ papers, whose combined duration is 4 hours (120 minutes each).
  • All questions will be MCQs.
  • Candidates will be provided with an Optical Mark Recognition answer sheet.
  • Candidates are supposed to use only a black or blue color ball pen.
  • For each wrong attempt, ¼ score will get minus.
  • Candidates clicking on more than one answer will result in negative marking.
  • The General Studies II paper will be qualifying in nature and one needs to get at least 33% marks.
Papers Total Marks Time limit Type of Paper
Paper-I (General Studies I) 200 120 minutes Objective
Paper-II (General Studies II) 200 120 minutes Objective
Total 400 - -

APSC CCE Mains Exam Pattern

Only those who cleared the first stage will be considered to give the next round test. The questions asked in the mains exam will be of conventional type. The marks secured in these levels will not be considered at the time of final merit list. However, the minimum qualifying marks obtained in Paper ‘A’ and Paper ‘B’ is 25%. The detailed exam pattern of APPSC CCE Mains is mentioned below.

Qualifying Language Papers

Paper A (300 marks– 180 minutes)– any one of the languages from Assamese, Bengali, Bodo. Candidates belonging to DimaHasao, Karbi Angong, and West Karbi Anglong districts who don’t know these languages and did not study the same in their school will get an exemption from giving Paper A.

Paper B- English (300 marks- 180 minutes duration)

Papers to be counted for the order of merit (Written Examination)

Papers Paper name Score Time limit
Paper 1 Essay 250 180 minutes
Paper 2 to 6 General Studies 250 (each paper) 180 minutes (Each Paper)
Paper 7 Optional Subject, Paper 1 250 180 minutes
Paper 8 Optional Subject, Paper 2 250 180 minutes
Interview Test (After qualifying the Mains) Verbal 275
Total - 2275 -

Viva-Voce / Interview Test

The board will take an interview of the candidates where their academic career will be considered. The marks obtained in this round will be included in the marks scored in the Mains, and the ranks will be finalized based on the overall marks obtained. Candidates qualifying the Main exam will be called for a viva-voce test. Marks in this round will be given out of 200.

APSC CCE Mains Exam Optional Papers

The detailed list of optional subjects is presented below. The syllabus of these optional papers is almost the same as the one studied in a degree course at a university.

  • Agriculture
  • Anthropology
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Botany
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  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Law
  • The 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 Admit card

Admit card

APSC CCE Admit Card can be downloaded at least 10-15 days before the exam. The candidates can check the official website to download their admit card. Important details mentioned on the admit card include:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Hall Ticket Number
  • Registration Number
  • Timings of the exam
  • Exam Timings
  • Address of the Exam Center
  • Gender
  • Name of the exam
  • Time to report
  • Date of Birth
  • Photo and sign
  • Important instructions
  • Exam taking Board Name
  • ST/ SC/ OBC (if applicable)

APSC CCE Preliminary Exam Admit Card: APSC CCE admit card of the prelims will be issued to those who have successfully registered for the APSC CCE exam within the mentioned time period only.

APSC CCE Main Exam Admit Card: APSC admit card for mains exam can be downloaded by those candidates only who scored well in the preliminary round.

APSC CCE 2021 Answer Key

The answer key of APSC includes the right answers to questions presented in the APSC CCE exam. The answer key is made available by the authorities after the exams get over. Candidates can check separate answer keys for general studies paper and optional subjects. APSC answer keys of general studies can be accessed in the PDF format. APSC CCE’s answer key helps candidates a lot in calculating the overall expected score based on the number of correct answers.

APSC Results

APSC CCE Results

The result of the APSC CCE exam can be checked on the official website. Candidates who gave the exam can check the official website to check the results by mentioning their credentials at the official site.

How to check the scores

  • Login to the official website using your credentials.
  • Click on the results option.
  • Submit all the required details like contact number, name and registration ID.
  • The results will be shown on the screen.
  • Save the results and take a print out of the same for future use.
  • After the interviews get over, the final results will be announced by APSC.

Important documents to be carried while to the test center for APSC CCE

List of documents that must not be forgotten while going to the test center include:

  • Pan card
  • Driving license
  • Voters ID card
  • Bank Passbook containing photograph
  • Indian passport


Ques. What is the full form of APSC CCE?

Ans. Assam Public Service Commission Combined Competitive Examination, which is taken to appoint deserving candidates for different posts under the Assam PSC.

Ques. What is the starting and ending date to apply for this exam?

Ans. The application process begins from September 10th and will end on October 25th, 2020.

Ques. What is the selection process under APSC Civil services Recruitment?

Ans. The candidates are shortlisted based on their performance in Prelims, Mains, and Interview.

Ques. If I clear APSC CCE Recruitment, what will be the available posts?

Ans. The eligible candidates can apply for the different posts like Superintendent Taxes, Officer of District Transport, Assam Civil Service, Police Service Assam, Labour Inspector, Taxes Inspector, Sub Registrar, etc.

Ques. What are the total posts announced for the APSC CCE Recruitment 2020?

Ans. Close to 330 vacancies are announced by the board for the deserving candidates.

Ques. Will my score in the first stage of this exam be considered while preparing the final merit list?

Ans. No, the marks achieved by the candidates in the APSC CCE Prelims are for screening purpose only. Their scores will not be considered while making the final merit list.

Ques. How much does a Motor Vehicle Inspector get in terms of salary in APSC?

Ans. The salary for the Motor Vehicle Inspector will be fixed by the APSC before the exam. As per the information available on the official website, the salary for the Motor Vehicle Inspector varies from INR 22,000 - 97,000 (each month).

Ques. What is the process of applying for this exam?

Ans. Candidates meeting the least eligibility criteria required can fill the form by visiting the official website and giving the exam. The candidates can get a post through APSC CCE in case they clear all the selection stages set by the authority.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


kuldeep kumar
Sir...can i apply this year 2021
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, Yes, You can apply. Candidates planning to give the APSS CCE exam must check the eligibility criteria. Candidates must have a graduation degree from a recognized university or college. The candidate’s minimum age must be at least 21 years and no one older than 38 years of age as of the year of the exam will be allowed to give the exam. For more information, please refer, APSC CCE.

rakesh pegu
Sir, can i apply this year 2021

HI Rakesh

Visit on our official website of APSC CCE Application to know all the details about the registration, You will find the important dates of the exam.

abu abbas md waise
Can I apply on January 2021
abdul nazir

Hi Abu, Before applying make sure that you fulfil all eligibility norms applicable as follows:

  • You must be a citizen of India
  • Age must be between 21 and 38 years
  • You must be a graduate

To know more details visit APSC CCE exam.

jafrin ahmed
Can I apply on January, 2021?

Dear Jafrin Ahmed

Greetings from Collegedunia. Yes, you can apply for APSC CCE  Examination 2021 next year January. The notification for Prelims and main Examination registration dates will be notified soon. Admit Card for JE for Civil Engineering is released fin 2020 and Assitant Engineer through APSC Exam Date and Admit Card is also released in 2020. For more details, kindly go through this link – APSC CCE 2020 Examination Overview