APSC Exam Syllabus and New Pettern 2023 | APSC SYLLABUS 2023

APSC New Syllabus and Pattern for 2023: The Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) was established on April 1, 1937. APSC conducts competitive tests

APSC Exam Syllabus and New Pettern 2023 | APSC SYLLABUS 2023

APSC  New Syllabus and  Pattern for 2023: The Assam Public Service Commission , Apsc Syllabus for Combined Competitive Preliminary Examination: (APSC) was established on April 1, 1937. APSC conducts competitive tests to hire 'Group A' and 'Group B' officials from administrative departments of Assam as deputy collector, DSP or in various other fields of revenue and other services. Here you can find full details on the APSC Exam Pattern and New Syllabus 2023.

What is the APSC syllabus for 2023 ? (APSC  syllabus 2023)

To prepare for the desired APSC / UPSC exam you need to follow a clever strategy followed by the revised learning materials. Current News plays a major role in preparing for such tests.


It is important to know the APSC syllabus first before starting Exam  preparation. A Clear syllabus on the test paper for APSC Prelims and APSC Mains is provided here.

What should I learn from APSC prelims?

Prelims will be the first phase of the test with two objective types of question. Each paper will have 200 marks and a duration of 2 hours


APSC Prelims Syllabus 2023

 Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Syllabus


Consist of two papers: -

1. Paper -1: General Studies I, 200 marks

2. Paper 2: General Studies II, 200 marks

(The Paper 1, General studies I, shall be set in such a way that 30% to 35% of questions shall compulsorily relate to Assam)

(The Paper 2, General Studies II, shall have minimum qualifying marks of 33%)

Note: The total qualifying marks of paper 1, General Studies I, of Combined Competitive (Preliminary) may be determined by the commission)


The main examination shall consist of written examination and interview test. The written examinations shall consist of eight papers of conventional essay type/ objective type with limited words and two qualifying language papers (in the level class X). Marks obtained in interview for preliminary test shall be counted for ranking)

Details Of Papers for Main Examination: -

APSC NEW SYLLABUS 2023  APSC Prelims Syllabus 2023

Qualifying Papers (In the level of class X)

1. Paper A (300 marks - 3 hours duration) Any one from Assamese, Bodo And Bengali

2. Paper B English(300 marks, 3 hours duration)

3. Optional Papers: - Political Science & International relationship.

Syllabus for Preliminary Examination: -

Paper 1

1. Current events of national and international importance.

2. History of India and Indian Nationalist Movements.

3. Indian and World Geography physical social, Economic geography of India and the world.

4. Indian polity and governance, Constitution, Political system, Panchayati raj, Public policy, rights issues etc.

5. Economic and social development sustainable development, poverty, inclusion, demographic, social sector initiatives etc.

6. General issues on environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and climatic change that do not require subject specialization.

7. General science.

Note:- 30-35% questions in General Studies Paper 1, will be related to Assam.

Paper 2

1. Comprehension.

2. Interpersonal skills including communication skills.

3. Logical reasoning and analytical ability.

4. Decision making and problem solving.

5. General mental ability.

6. Basic numeracy (Numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc. of Class X level), Data Interpretation (Charts, Graphs, Tables, data sufficiency etc. of Class X level)


Qualifying Language Papers: -

1) Paper- A


1) Comprehension.

2) Precise Writing.

3) Usage and vocabulary.

4) Short Essay

5) Translation from English to the Indian Languages and vice-versa.

2) Paper- B


1) Comprehension.

2) Precise writing.

3) Usage and Vocabulary.

4) Short Essay.

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

Paper 1

Essay 250 marks: -

To be written in the medium of language of the candidates' choice candidate is required to write an essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given.


Paper 2

General Studies I-250 marks

(Indian History, Heritage, Culture and society and geography of the India and world)

1. Indian culture shall cover the smallest aspects of Art forms, Literature, and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

2. Modern Indian history from about the middle of the Eighteen century until the present significant events, personalities and issues.

3. The freedom struggle its various stages and important contributors/ Contributions from different parts of the country.

4. Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

5. Salient features of Indian society, Diversity of India.

6. Role of women and women's organization, population and associated issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

7. Effects of Globalization on Indian society.

8. Social empowerment, Communalism, Regionalism, & Secularism.

9. Salient features of India's and world's physical geography.

10. Distribution of key natural resources across the world (Including South Asia and the Indian-Sub- Continent), factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India).

11. such as Important Geographical phenomena such earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone in critical Geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

12. Important Geographical Phenomenon such earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc. Geographical and their location changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice- caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.



General studies II- 250 marks

(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)

1) Indian Constitution-historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.

2) Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the states, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.

3) Separation of powers between various organs dispute redresal, mechanisms and institutions.

4) Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries.

5) Parliament and State Legislatures, Structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.

6) Structure, Organization, and Functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministers and Departments of the Government, Pressure groups and formal/informal association and their role in the polity.

7) Salient features of the Representation of people's Act.

8) Statutory, Regulatory and Various Quasi-Judicial bodies.

9) Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

10) Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.

11) Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes, mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

12) Issues relating to development and management of social sector/services relating to Health, Education, Human resources.

13) Important aspects of governance, transparency, and accountability, e-governance-application, models, success, limitations, and potential citizen's charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures with emphasis on Assam.

14) Role of Civil Services in a democracy.

15) India and its neighborhood relations.

16) Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India or affecting India's interest.

17) Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India's interests, Indian diaspora.

18) Important International institutions, agencies, and forums, their structure, mandate.

19) Appointment to various constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsible of various constitutional bodies.


Paper 4

General Studies III - 250 Marks

(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and disaster management)

1. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.

2. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

3. Government Budgeting.

4. Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation system storage, transport, and marketing agricultural produce and issues and related constraints, e-technology in the aid of farmers.

5. Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices, public, distribution system objectives, functioning limitations, revamping, issues of buffer stocks and food security, Technology missions, economics of animal-rearing.

6. Food processing and related industries India-scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.

7. Land reforms in India.

8. Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

9. Infrastructure, energy, ports, roads, airports, railways etc. 

10. Investment models.

11. Science and Technology-developments and their applications and effects in everyday life achievements of Indians in Science & Technology, Indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

12. Indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

13. Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics Nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.

14. Conservation, Environment pollution and degradation environment impact assessments.

15. Disaster and disaster management with emphasis on Assam.

16. Linkages between development and spread of extremism.

17. Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.

18. Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security, money-laundering and its prevention.

19. Security challenges and their management in border areas, linkages of organized crime with terrorism with emphasis on Assam.

20. Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.



General Studies IV- 250 marks

(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)

In dealing with society, questions may utilize the case study approach to determine these aspects. The following board areas will be covered.

1. Ethics and Human Interface-Essence, Determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions, dimension of ethics in human actions, dimension of ethics, ethics in private and public relationship.

2. Human values-lessons from the lives and teachings of great- leaders, reforms and administrators, role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

3. Attitude: content structure, function, its influence and relation with thought and behavior, moral and political attitudes, social influence and persuasion.

4. Aptitude and foundational values for civil service, Integrity, Impartially and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-section.

5. Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.

6. Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and World.

7. Public/ Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration statues and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions, laws, rules, regulations, and conscience as sources of ethical guidance accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance, ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.

8. Probity in governance; concept of public service; philosophical basis of governance and probity; information sharing and transparency in government, right to information, codes of ethics, codes of conduct, citizens.

9. Charters, work culture, quality of service delivery, utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.

10. Case studies on above issues.



General Subject Paper on Assam

(History, Heritage, Culture, Geography, Governance, Polity, Social Justice, International relations, Economic development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management of Assam)

1) History, Art-Culture, Literature, Tradition & Heritage of Assam, Major landmarks in the History of Assam, Major Dynasties, their administrative and revenue systems, socio- cultural issues, Freedom movement, Political Awakening and Integration, Salient features of Architecture and monuments, Arts, Paintings and Handicrafts, Important works of literature, Fars, Festivals, Folk music and Folk dances, Culture, Tradition and Heritage, Religious Movements, Leading personalities.

2) Geography of Assam; Broad physical features, Major physiographic, divisions, Natural Vegetation, Forests, Wildlife and Bio-diversity, Mines and Minerals, Population and Major industries.

3) Political and Administrative system of Assam: Governor, Chief Minister, State Assembly, High-Court, Assam Public service commission, District Administration, State Human Rights commission, State election commission, State Information commission, Public policy, Legal Rights and Citizen Charter.

4) Economy of Assam; Macro overview of Economy, Major Agricultural Industrial and Service sector issues, Growth, Development and Planning, Infrastructure & Resources, Major Development projects, Programs and Schemes-Government Welfare schemes for SC/ST/Backward Classes/Minorities/Disabled Persons, Destitute, Women, Children, Old Age People, Farmers and Laborers.

5) Bio-Diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management with relevant emphasis on State of Assam.



Poiltical Science and International Relations

Paper 7 (Optional paper-1) Political Theory and Indian Politics

1. Political Theory: meaning and approaches.

2. Theories of State: Liberal, Non-liberal, Marxist, Pluralist, Post- Colonial and Feminist.

3. Justice: Concepts of justice with special reference to Rawl's

theory of justice and its communication critiques. 4. Equality: Social, Political, and Economic, Relationship between equality and freedom, Affirmative action.

5. Rights: Meaning and theories, different kinds of rights, concept of Human rights.

6. Democracy: Classical and Contemporary theories, different models of democracy-representative, Participatory and deliberate.

7. Concept of Power hegemony, Ideology, and Legitimacy.

8. Political Ideologies: Liberalism, Socialism, Marxism, fascism, Gandhism and Feminism.

9. Indian Political thought: Dharmashastra, Arthashastra and Buddhist traditions, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Sri Aurobindo, M.K. Gandhi, B.R. Ambedkar, and M.N. Roy.

10. Western Political Thought: Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, John S.Mill Marx, Gramsci, and Hannah Arendt.


1) Indian Nationalism

a. Political strategies of India's Freedom struggle; Constitutionalism to mass Satyagraha, Non- Corporation, Civil Disobedience, Militant and Revolutionary Movements, Peasants and Workers Movements.

b. Perspectives on Indian National Movement, Liberal, Socialist, and Marxist, Radical Humanist and Dalit.

2) Making Of The Indian Constitution: Legacies of the British rule, different social and political perspectives.

3) Salient features of the Indian Constitution: The Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive Principles, Parliamentary system and Amendment Procedure, Judicial Review and Basic Structure doctrine.

4) Principal organs of the Union Government: Envisaged role and actual working of the Executive, Legislature, and Supreme Court.

Principal Organs of the State Government: Envisaged role and actual working of the Executive, Legislature and High courts.

5) Grassroots Democracy: Panchayat Raj and Municipal Government, Significance of 73rd and 74th Amendments, Gran root movements.

6) Statutory Institution/Commission: Election commission, Comptroller and Auditor General, Finance Commission, Union Public Service Commission, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, National Commission for Women, National Human Rights Commission, National Commission for Minorities, National Backward Classes Commission.

7) Federalism: - Constitutional Provision, Changing nature of Centre-State relation, integrationist tendencies and regional aspiration, inter-state disputes.

8) Planning and Economic development: - Nehruvian and Gandhian perspectives, Role of planning and public sector, Green Revolution, Land reforms and agrarian relations, Liberalization and economic reforms.

9) Caste, Religion and Ethnicity in Indian Politics.

10) Party System: National and regional political parties, ideological and social bases of parties, Patterns of Coalition Politics, Pressure Groups, Trends in Electoral behavior, Changing Socio-economic profile of Legislations.

11) Social Movement: Civil liberties and human rights movements, Women's movements, Environmentalist movements.



(Comparative Politics and International Relations)

Comparative Political Analysis and International Politics

1) Comparative Politics: Nature and major approaches Political economy and Political sociology perspectives. Limitations of the comparative method.

2) State in Comparative Perspective: Characteristics and Changing nature of the State in Capitalist and Socialist economics and advanced industrial and developing societies.

3) Politics of Representation and Participation: Political parties, Pressure groups and social movements in advanced industrial and developing societies.

4) Globalization: Reponses from developed and developing societies.

5) Approaches to the study of International Relations: Idealist, Realist, Marxist, Functionalist and Systems theory.

6) Key concepts in International Relations: National Interest, Security and Power, Balance of Power, Transitional actors and Collective Security, World Capitalist economy and globalization.

7) Changing International Political Order: -

a) Rise of Super Powers, Strategic and ideological Bipolarity, Arms race and Cold War, Nuclear threat.

b) Non-Aligned Movement aims and achievements.

c) Collapse of the Soviet Union; Unipolarity and American Hegemony, Relevance of non-alignment in the Contemporary World.

8) Evolution of the International Economic System from Bretton Woods to WTO, Socialist Economies, and the CMEA ( Council for Mutual Economic Assistance), Third World demand for new International economic order globalization of the World Economy.

9) United Nations: - Envisaged role and actual record Specialized UN agencies aims and functioning need for UN reforms.

10) Regionalization of World Politics: - EU, ASEAN, APEC, AARC, NAFTA.

11) Contemporary Global Concerns: - Democracy, Human rights, Environment, Gender Justice, Terrorism, Nuclear Proliferation.


1. Indian Foreign Policy: Determinants of foreign policy, the institutions of policy-making continuity and Change.

2. India's Contribution to the Non-Alignment Movements Different phases, Current role.

3. India and South Asia:-

a) Regional Co-Operation: - SAARC- past performances and future prospects.

b) South Asia as Free Trade Area.

c) India's Look East Policy.

d) Impediments to regional Co-operation: River Water Disputes, Illegal Cross border migration, Ethnic conflicts and insurgencies Border disputes.

4. India and the Global South: Relations with Africa and Latin America, Leadership role in the demand for NIEO and WTO negotiations.

5. India and the global centers of Power; USA, EU, Japan, China and Russia.

6. India and UN system: Role in UN Peace-Keeping, Demand for Permanent Seat in the Security Council.

7. India and Nuclear Questions: Changing perceptions and policy.

8. Recent developments in Indian foreign policy, India's position on the recent crisis in Afghanistan, Iraq and West Asia, growing relations with US and Israel, Vision of New World Order.

Note: Any language of Assamese, Bengali and Bodo. Students from Dima Hasao, Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong districts who did not learn any of these languages ​​at school will be exempt from appearing to obtain suitable language papers.



The purpose of this paper is to test students' ability to read and understand the deep contradictory prose, and to express their ideas clearly and correctly, in English and you will have 300 marks.

  • Comprehension of given passages
  • Precis Writing
  • Use and vocabulary.
  • Short story.

APSC personal interview

After qualifying for the Prelims and Mains test, candidates will be called for a personal examination for the final selection. The final APSC shortlist will be developed on the basis of the performance of the Mains Exam and Personality Examination. A personal interview cycle with a total of 275 marks.

Procedure for selecting APSC testing

The language test in the main test is appropriate and the candidates must obtain a small mark on those papers to appear in the personal interview.

Student qualifications in the language papers will be considered and a list of skills will be developed based on the marks obtained by the learners in the main written test.


The finalists will be screened in a 275-mark personal interview round.

The final list of winners and nominees will be based on their total marks on the main written test (excluding language papers) and their performance in the personal interview round.


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