The Assam Public Service Commission will conduct Combined Competitive Examinations (CCE) for selection of candidates to different posts. Those who wish to appear for the exams must prepare rigorously. Before starting the preparation it is very important to get familiarity with the exam syllabus. Complete details related to the APSC Syllabus 2023 for both preliminary and main exams are provided in this article below. Candidates should carefully check the syllabus with reference to the subject for which they will be appearing for APSC CCE.
APSC Syllabus 2023
The exam will be held in two rounds- preliminary exam and main exam. General Studies is mandatory for all candidates and for optional subjects they will have to provide the choice as per their qualifying degree. Syllabi for the mandatory as well as optional paper are provided below.
For preliminary Exam
General Studies: Indian Polity, Political System in India, Current events of National & International importance, Indian Economy, Planning process in India, Geography of India, Assam & world, Role of Science & Technology in India, Culture & Literature of Assam, India & World, History of India & Assam, Indian National Movement with Special reference to Assam, General Mental Ability.
Assam PCS Syllabus for optional subjects
Agriculture: Agriculture, its importance in national economy, important crops of India, Soil as a medium of plant growth and its composition, Principles of economics as applied to agriculture, Philosophy, objectives and principles of extension.
Anthropology: Physical Anthropology, Prehistory, Social and Cultural Anthropology.
Animal Husbandry &Vety Science: Dairy and Poultry Science, Animal Genetics, Animal Nutrition, Veterinary Science, Poultry Diseases, Definition Infertile and Sterile, etc.
Botany: Botany, Economic Botany, etc.
Chemical Engineering: Fundamentals & Stoichiometry, Material Science and Corrosion, Energy Resources and Utilization, Fluid Flow Operations, Chemical Technology (Inorganic).
Civil Engineering: Statics, Dynamics, Kinematics, Kinetics, Strength of Materials, Soil Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Surveying.
Chemistry: Atomic structure, Precocity of Properties, Valency, Coordination compounds, Classification of organic compounds, Kinetic theory of gases and gas lows, Thermodynamics, Dilute Solutions, Chemical Equilibrium, Chemical Kinetics, Electro Chemistry
Commerce: Accounting, Business Organisation and Secretarial Practice, Etc.
Computer Science: Data Structures, Formal Languages and Automata theory, Computer Organisation, Principle of Programming Languages, Operating Systems, Software Engineering, Database Management
Economics: Economics Problem, National Income, Nature of public finance, Poverty eradication measures adopted under five year plans, nationalisation of commercial banks – lead bank scheme, etc.
Education: Meaning, definition and scope of education, Psychology – meaning and definition, importance of educational psychology, scope and methods of educational psychology, History of Education, etc.
Electrical Engineering: Primary and Secondary cells, Mathematical modelling of dynamic linear systems, Basis methods of measurements, Generation of e.m.f. and torque in rotatiion machine, Conversion of a.c. to d.c. and d.c. to a.c, etc.
Electronics: Basic Circuit Theory, Electronic devices, Electronic Circuits, Digital Electronic Circuits, Communication, Microprocessor, etc.
Fisheries: Basic principles of aquaculture, Soil and water quality for fish culture, Inland water bodies, pond for fish culture, Fish feed, Economics of fish production system.
Geography: Physical, economical and human geography, geography of the world, geography of India and north-east India.
Geology: General and Structural Geology, Paleontology, Crystallography and mineralogy, petrology, Economic Geology, Stratigraphy.
Indian History: Ancient India, The period of the Delhi Sultanate, Mughal Empire in India, Modern India, etc.
Law: Constitution Of India, Indian Administrative Law, Law Of Torts,
Mathematics: Algebra, Calculus, Vetor’s, Trigonometry, etc.
Mechanical Engineering: Statics, Dynamics, Theory of Machines, Mechanics of Solids, Manufacturing Science, Production Management, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, etc.
Medical Science: Human Anatomy, Human physiology and biochemistry, reproduction, cardiovascular system, respiration, nucleic acids, pathology and microbiology, etc.
Philosophy: General philosophy (Western and Indian), Logic, Psychology, Ethics and Social Phiolosophy, etc.
Physics: Newton’s Law of Motin, Combination of two lenses, Measurement of temparature, Calorimetry, Ohm’s law, Alternating current, Cathode rays, etc.
Political Science: Nature and scope of political science, Basic features of the Indian Constitution, Indian Parliament, Constitutions of UK and USA, The organs of the UN.
Sociology: Nature, Scope and Methods of Sociology, Basic Concepts, Social Groups, Religion, Social Processes, Social Strartification, Social Control, Special Change.
Statistics: Probability, Statistical Methods, Statistical Inference, Sampling theory and design of experiments, the series and quantitative economics, demography and educational statistics, etc.
Zoology: General characters and classification of non-chordates and chordates, Structure of an animal cell, biotic and abiotic factors, nucleic acid and biosynthesis of protein, fossil and fossil dating.
For Main Exam
General Studies: Indian Polity, Political System in India, Indian Economy and Geography of India and Assam, Role and impact of Science and Technology in India, Planning process in India, Current events of National and International events, Indian Culture, Ancient and Modern history of India.
Agriculture – Ecology and its relevance to man, Cropping patterns in different agro climatic zones of the county, Important features, scope and propagation of various types of forestry plantations, Weeds— their characteristics, dissemination and association with various crops, their multiplications, cultural, biological and chemical control of weeds.
Anthropology: Introduction to physical anthropology, Human Evolution, Elements of Genetics and Race, Prehistory, Social Anthropology, Social Institutions, Cultural Anthropology, Religion in primitive.
Animal husbandry and veterinary science: Animal nutrition, Animal physiology, Livestock production and management, Milk technology.
Botany: Morphology, Anatomy, Cryptogams, Fungi, Lichens, Bryophytes, Pteriodophyhtes, Gymnosperms, etc.
Chemical Engineering: Chemical Technology, Thermodynamics, Chemical reaction engineering, mechanical operations, Instrumentation and process control.
Civil Engineering: Theory and Design of Structures, Theory, Moving loads, Steal Design, R. C. Design, Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Engineering, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering,
Chemistry: Wave Particle Duality, Nature of Chemical Bonding, Gaseous State of Matter, Chemical Thermodynamics I, Systems of variable composition, Chemical Kinetics, The Ideal Solution and the Colligative properties, etc.
Commerce and Accountancy: Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, Business, Finance and Financial Institution, PROVISION OF THE NGOTIABLE INSTRUMENT ACT 1881,
Computer Science: Formal Languages and Automata Theory, Computer Organisation, Operating Systems, Software Engineering, etc.
Economics: Principles of Economics and theory of Money, Finance and Indian Economics Problems
Education: Charter Act of 1813, Anglicist, Wood’s Despatch of 1854, Lord curzon’s educational policy, Hartog Committees report of 1929.
Electrical Engineering: Control Systems, Industrial Electronics, Electrical Machines, Induction Machines, Light currents, etc.
Electronics: Electronic circuits, Microprocessor, signal processing, Antenna and wave propagation.
Fisheries: Fishery biology, hydrography, Aquaculture, Fishery technology, management, extension education .
Geography: Geomorphology, Climatology, Oceanography, Soil Geography, Biogeography and Ecosystem, Human Geography, Economic Geography, etc.
Geology: General geology and structural geology, palaeontology, Crystallography and mineralogy,
History: Indian History, History of Great Britain, Modern Europe, World History 1914-1945
Law: Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure code of India, Code of Civil Procedure, Law of Evidence, Transfer of property act, Law of contract, etc.
Modern Language and Literatutre& Classical Language (Any one of the following)
- Assamese: Poetry, SnatakarKavyaPrabha, Novels, Short Story, etc.
- Bengali: Poetry (Madhusudan Dutta, RabindraNath Tagore, Jivanananda Das, BuddhadevBasu), Prose Tex (Bankim Ch. Chetterjee, RabindraNath Tagore)
- English: Poetry (Shakespeare, Milton, Pope, Dryden, Gray, Wordsworth, Shelley), Non-Fictional prose, Drama, etc.
- Hindi: Poetry, Drama, History of Hindi literature, Idioms and Phrases, Unseen, Precis, Quation based on unseen and precis
- Arabic: Poetry (Diwan-e-hassan bin Thabit, DiwanulHamasah, ImrulQais), Prose (al-quran, as-Sahih, al-baynwat, ‘AbdullabIbnulMuqaffa, Dr.Taha Hussain.
- Persian: Poetry (Mathnavi, Shahnama, Hafiz, Ghazals of Saidi), Prose (CheharMaqalah, SiyasatNamah, Seh Nasr-Zahuri)
- Sanskrit: Sakuntala (Drama), Svapnavasavadatta, Translation from English, Assamese to Sanskrit.
- Bodo: Khonthai, hathorkhi, radab, okhranggonsenanggwo, phasinidwolngaookhaphwr, GambariSikhla
Mathematics: Mathematics: Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Complex Analysis, Topology, Vectors, Statics, Trigonometry, Dynamics,
Mechanical Engineering: Statics, Dynamics, Theory of Machines, Mechanics of solids, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, hear transfer, energy conversion.
Medical Science: Human Anatomy, Embryology, Anatomy of central and peripheral autonomic nervous system, Endocrine system
Philosophy: Logic (Nature and scope of Logic), Relation of logic to psychology rhetoric, mathematics and grammar, psychology,
Physics: Mechanics, General properties of matter and sound, optics, heat & Thermodynamics, Mechanics.
Political Science: Constitution of India, Constitution of the USA and the UK, United Nations, etc.
Psychology: Psychology as a science, Nervous System, sensory processes, states of consciousness, multiple response learning, nature of attitudes, etc.
Sociology: Introduction to types of society in India, Caste, Major religions in India, Rural power structure, urbanisation in India, Tribes of India, Herbert spencer.
Statistics: Probability, Sampling distributions and test of significance, Finite difference, bay’s theorem, etc.
Zoology: Non chordata and chordata, Abiotic factors and their role, biotic factors, kaziranga national park, succession of kidneys, pectoral and pelvic girdles of tetrapods, pisciculture and induced breeding.