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APSC Exam Pattern 2023: Check Subject Wise Pattern, Marking Scheme and Syllabus

APSC exam pattern plays a pivotal role for students preparing for the APSC examinations. The exam pattern for all three stages differs, and the document is released on the official website.
APSC Exam Pattern 2023

APSC Exam Pattern 2023

APSC Exam Pattern 2023: APSC exam pattern is released by the APSC on its official website. Candidates preparing for the examination should check the APSC exam pattern 2023 as it will give them an idea of the structure of the exam, whether the exam has negative markings or not, the duration of the exam and other such details. The exam pattern is released along with the APSC syllabus and both documents are uploaded on the official website in PDF form. Candidates must know that the APSC exam has three stages including prelims, mains and interview and the exam pattern for all three stages are different. 

Apart from having an idea of the exam pattern, candidates should also have an idea of the APSC marking scheme. The marking scheme will help the applicant to know which subject of the exam stage has a higher weightage. As a result, candidates will be able to prepare for the APSC exam 2023  in a much-synchronized manner and it will also help them focus on the specific subjects of higher weightage. 

Meanwhile, candidates should also check the APSC syllabus which is given on the official website. Since there are three stages of the exam, the syllabus for each stage is different. The APSC exam is conducted by the Assam Public Service Commission. The exam is conducted for those candidates who wish to get appointed to other posts offered by the state government. There are various posts that the Assam government offers to candidates under Groups ‘B and C’. 

APSC Exam Pattern 2023 

The  APSC exam pattern is released online by APSC on its official website. The exam pattern is released in PDF form and helps the candidate to prepare well for the examination. While the APSC prelims consist of objective-based questions,  the questions asked in the APSC mains exam will be more descriptive-type questions. The total marks for the APSC prelim exam are set as 400 marks whereas the APSC mains and interview marks are kept as 2275. 

The APSC prelims syllabus has two subjects whereas the APSC mains have eight subjects and the marking scheme for both the exams and their subjects are different compared to one another. The exam conducting body has specifically dedicated a different PDF for the syllabus.

 APSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2023 

The APSC prelims exam is the firsts stage for candidates who are appearing for the examination. APSC prelims are also known as the screening stage which means those candidates who qualify for the prelims stage will be then eligible to appear for the mains examination. Candidates can take a look at the following exam pattern for the prelims stage down below: 

  • The APSC prelims have two subjects general studies 1 and general studies 2. Although the name of the subjects is the same, the syllabi for both subjects are entirely different.
  • The duration of the APSC prelims exam for both subjects is 2 hours respectively 
  • Both subjects GS 1 and GS 2 are of 200 marks each 
  • The total marks for the APSC prelims exam are set as 400 

Subjects 

Marks 

General Studies 1

200 Marks

General Studies 2 

200 Marks 

Total Marks:  400 Marks 

 APSC Mains Exam Pattern 2023 

Candidates who will qualify for the prelims stage will be then eligible to appear for the mains stage. The mains stage is the second stage of the examination. While the questions asked in the prelims are objective based, the mains examination has descriptive-type questions. Further, those who qualify for the mains exam will be then eligible to appear for the interview exam. Aspirants can take a look at the following exam pattern for the APSC mains exam 2023. 

  • The APSC mains exam has a total of 8 subjects 
  • The exam will be conducted in written form and all eight papers will be of conventional essay type/objective type with limited words and two qualifying language papers. 
  • The exam duration will be 3 hours for each paper
  • The marks will vary for all the papers in the mains exam

Subject

Sub-Topics 

Marks 

Paper 1

Essay

250

Papers 2 to 6 

General Studies

250 for each paper

Paper 7

Optional Subject, Paper 1

250

Paper 8

Optional Subject, Paper 2

250

Qualifying Paper

Paper A

300

Qualifying Paper

Paper B

300

APSC Interview Exam Pattern 2023 

The Interview is the third and the last stage of the APSC examination. If the candidate qualifies for the APSC interview stage, the candidate will be eligible to get recruited for the post for which they have applied for. The total marks for the interview stage are set as 275 marks. In order to qualify for the interview, candidates must remain confident, avoid any fumble and remain updated with current affairs and general knowledge. 

The candidates will be judged by a bunch of board members who will be responsible for the selection. The candidates will be asked questions from general knowledge. The main aim of the interview is to test the mental calibre of the candidates and also to check their social traits and their interest in current affairs. 

Candidates must know that the marks obtained in the mains and interview will be further combined and through which the APSC merit list will be declared.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where can candidates find the APSC exam pattern?

Candidates can find the APC exam pattern on the official website of the APSC. Candidates will also be able to check the APSC exam syllabus.

Who releases the APSC exam pattern?

The APSC exam pattern is released by the APSC itself.

How many subjects are there in the APSC prelims exam?

There are a total of 2 subjects in the APSC prelims exam including general studies 1 and general studies 2.

How many marks are dedicated to the APSC prelims exam?

A total of 400 marks is dedicated to the APSC prelims exam. Both papers of GS 1 and 2 will be of 200 marks respectively.

When will the APSC CCE mains exam 2022 take place?

APSC CCE mains exam 2022 will be held from July 8, 2023, till July 10, 2023.

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