(New) APSC Exam Preparation 2018-19 Tips and Books

Some of our readers want to know how to prepare for APSC Exam? Yes, it is a very important question for the candidates who have applied for the upcoming Assam Public Service Commission Exam 2018-19. Because without proper APSC Exam Preparation method and Best APSC Books you can not Crack this Exam.

Before discussing the APSC Preparation method, you should know the selection process of APSC. The Combined Competitive Examination of Assam Public Service Commission is consists of 03 (Three) main parts.

  1. The Preliminary Examination: Written test of 400 marks
  2. The Main Examination: Written Test of 1400 marks and
  3. Interview Test: Personality test of 200 marks.



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How to prepare for APSC Exam (Preliminary):

Assam PSC  preliminary examination is the main part of the selection process. Because most of the candidates fail to crack APSC Pre Exam.

So, I will insist you give more interest in APSC Exam Preparation of Prelims. To do the best result you should start your preparation as soon as possible. Please do not wait for the proper time to start your study or do not wait for tomorrow.

Preliminary examination of APSC consists of two papers. Each paper is of two hours of duration. Actually, this is a screening test. After successfully clearing this exam, a candidate will able to attain the main test.

The marks obtained in APSC preliminary examination by the candidates are not counted for determining the final selection.

This part of APSC Exam Preparation is easier than the main part. The questions asked in the prelims are of multiple choice and objective types.

When you think about APSC preparation strategy, you should note that there will be two(02) papers in the preliminary test. These subjects are as bellow-

Paper Subjects Marks Time
I General Studies 200 2 hours
II 01Optional Subject 200 2 hours



Syllabus for APSC Preliminary General Studies:

General Studies paper is of 02 hours duration and total marks on this subject is 200. Most of the students fail in this test due to non availability of syllabus.

APSC preparation books for General Studies:

Perfect APSC Books for General studies can provide you more useful guidance to get more marks. You can study the following books for the upcoming Exam of APSC. These books are trusted by the candidates of the past exams.

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Here We have collected the official syllabus of Assam Public Service Commission

  1. Indian Polity
  2. Political system in India
  3. Current events and National and International Importance
  4. Indian Economy
  5. Planning process in India
  6. Geography of Assam, India and the World
  7. Role of Science and Technology in India
  8. Culture and Literature of Assam, India and the World
  9. History of Assam and India
  10. Indian National Movement with special reference to Assam
  11. General Mental Ability.


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Optional Subjects for Preliminary Exam:

Your preparation for APSC Preliminary exam will be incomplete without preparing one of the following subjects-

  1. Agriculture
  2. Anthropology
  3. Animal Husbandry & Vety Science
  4. Botany
  5. Chemical Engineering
  6. Civil Engineering
  7. Chemistry
  8. Commerce
  9. Computer Science
  10. Economics
  11. Education
  12. Electrical Engineering
  13. Electronics
  14. Fisheries
  15. Geography
  16. Geology
  17. Indian History
  18. Law
  19. Mathematics
  20. Mechanical Engineering
  21. Medical Science
  22. Philosophy
  23. Physics
  24. Political Science
  25. Psychology
  26. Sociology
  27. Statistics
  28. Zoology



Best Books for APSC Exam Preparation (Preliminary):

Your question was how to prepare for APSC Exam? My answer is collect APSC preparation books as preferred by the toppers and study previous years question papers.

We have studied some of the books that are easily available for the students and found the followings important for the students from Assam.

Recommended APSC Preparation Books:

  1. Free NCERT textbooks
  2. A History of Assam – Edward Gait
  3. Spectrum’s A Brief History of Modern India
  4. India Year Book 2018
  5. Indian Polity – M Laxmikanth
  6. India’s struggle for Independence – Bipan Chandra
  7. India Since Independence – Bipan Chandra
  8. B. A. Geography book of Gauhati University

Here are other important APSC Books for the candidates of APSC Exam to score good marks in the exam. Only perfect books and preparation strategy can help you score good marks in the exam.

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Now, are you clear about 2018 APSC Exam Preparation? If you have any doubt please comment below.



APSC Exam Preparation for Mains:

Before discussing the preparation method, I will tell you about the syllabus of APSC Main Exam.

You know that this part of the exam is a written test. Syllabus and exam pattern of APSC main exam is as below-

The written test will consist of the following papers of 3 hours duration each.


Subject Total Marks Duration
General English 300 3 hours
General Studies 300 3 hours
Optional Subject 1 Paper-I 200 3 hours
Optional Subject 1 Paper-II 200 3 hours
Optional Subject 2 Paper-I 200 3 hour
Optional Subject 2 Paper-II 200 3 hours
Viva-voce 200
Total 1600 marks


Any two subjects are to be selected from the list of optional subjects.

For a complete APSC Exam Preparation, you should study General English and General Studies with proper interest.

As per the official syllabus of APSC, General Studies paper includes– 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.

Study other subjects are as per the NCRT syllabus.

Collect the APSC books as mentioned above and start your APSC Exam Preparation now. It is the proper time for you.

  1. ANJALI TANTI says


  2. prem says

    This book list about APSC is very important for the one who wants to try the examination.

  3. ranjit sonowal says

    Sir please help me that which books for optional subject Political science of apsc.

  4. parboti kurmi says

    Thank you so much for providing us such kind of informations.


    FOR MAINS EXAM & PRELIMINARY OPTIONAL SUBJECT- Is it mandatory to select the subject you have graduated in or can I opt for any other subject of interest.

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