As per requisition of the Govt. of Assam for recruitment in various posts to the Civil Services, advertisement is generally published through print media inviting applications in prescribed form. The written examination consists of two stages:

  1. The Preliminary
  2. The Main Examination

Preliminary Examination

Paper Subject Marks Duration
Paper-I General Studies 200 2 Hrs..
Paper-II One optional subject to be selected from the list of optional subjects 200 2 Hrs.

List of optional subjects-C.C. Exam. (Pre)-(Total-28)

Agriculture
Anthropology
Animal Husbandry & Vety Science
Botany
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Chemistry
Commerce
Computer Science
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
Electronics
Fisheries
Geography
Geology
Indian History
Law
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Science
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Statistics
Zoology

Main Examination and Interview

The Main Examination consists of a written Examination and a viva-voce test as below:
Candidates who are declared qualified in the Main Examination shall be summoned for a viva-voce test. The viva-voce test carries 200 marks with no qualifying marks.
The written examination consists of the following papers of 3 hours duration each. The questions of the Main Examination will be conventional essay type:

Paper Subject Marks Duration
Paper-I General English 300 3 hours
Paper-II General Studies 300 3 hours
Paper-III
(a & b)
Any two optional subjects to be selected from the list of optional subject
(two papers each)
200 3 hours
200 3 hours
Paper-IV
(a & b)
Any two optional subjects to be selected from the list of optional subject (two papers each) 200 3 hours
200 3 hours
Total 1400

List of optional subjects-C.C. Exam.(Main)-(Total-29)

Agriculture
Anthropology
Animal Husbandry & Vety Science
Botany
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Chemistry
Commerce
Computer Science
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
Electronics
Fisheries
Geography
Geology
History
Law
Modern Languages and Literature &
Classical Language (any one only)
(a) Assamese
(b) Bengali
(c) English
(d) Hindi
(e) Arabic
(f) Persian
(g) Sanskrit
(h) Bodo
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Science
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Statistics
Zoology

Candidates are not allowed the following combinations of subjects

  • Anthropology & Sociology
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Philosophy & Psychology
  • Agriculture & Animal Husbandry & Vety. Science
  • Of the Engineering subjects not more than one subject

The Commission has discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the Examination.

Interview Test: Marks 200

The candidates are interviewed by a Board which takes into account their academic career. The marks scored in the interview are added to the marks scored in the written examination (Main) and the rankings of the candidates are determined on the basis of the total marks obtained.