APSC Combined Competitive Exam Selection Process: Assam Public Service Commission’s Combined Competitive Examination selection process details are given below….
Selection Procedure: Selection will be depends on the basis of Combined Competitive Examination, which consists of two successive stages: (I) The Preliminary Examination and (II) The Main Examination (Written and Interview).
I. Preliminary Examination: The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of objective type multiple choice questions of two hours duration each. This Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination will not be counted for determining the final order of merit.
II. Main Examination: The Main Examination consists of (A) Written Examination and (B) Interview Test.
A. Written Examination: On the results 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 aforesaid. The selection will be strictly on the basis of merit adhering to the norms of Vertical and Horizontal Reservation as per prescribed law in force. The written examination will consist of the two papers of 3 hours duration each. The questions of the Examination will be of conventional essay type.
B. Interview: On the results of the Written part of the Main Examination the number of candidates to be called for interview will be about twice the number of vacancies advertised. The selection will be strictly on the basis of merit adhering to the norms of Vertical and Horizontal Reservation as per prescribed law in force. The interview will carry 200 marks with no qualifying marks. The candidates will be interviewed by the Commission with the assistance of advisers deputed by the Government of Assam. The marks scored at the interview will be added to the marks scored in the written part of the Main Examination and the ranking of the candidates will be determined on the basis of the total marks obtained.