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APSC Exam Pattern

Preliminary Examination

The examination consists of two papers of two hours duration each. The questions are of multiple choice objective types.


Paper

Subject

Marks

Duration

Paper I

General Studies

200

2 hours

Paper II

Optional Subject

200

2 hours

 

Mains Examination

The Main Examination consists of a written Examination. The questions of the Main Examination will be of conventional essay type


Paper

Subject

 

Marks

Duration

Paper I

General Studies

 

300

3 hours

Paper II

General English

 

300

3 hours

Paper III

Optional 1

1st Paper

200

3 hours

2nd Paper

200

3 hours

Paper IV

Optional 2

1st Paper

200

3 hours

2nd Paper

200

3 hours

 

Interview

Interview consists of 200 marks. The marks scored in the interview are added to the marks scored in the written examination (Mains) and the rankings of the candidates are determined on the basis of the total marks obtained.