GUWAHATI: Students now can take the APSC Prelims and MAINS exams in Assamese, according to Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
The Chief Minister asked during a press conference held at Administrative Staff College in Guwahati that if the IAS test can be administered in English, why can't the ACS exam be done in Assamese? The APSC test would be conducted in Assamese starting next year, according to the chief minister, who added that all topics might be taken in Assamese.
He went on to say that students who apply for ACS must be permanent residents of the state. He also demanded that Assamese be taught in English medium schools.
Earlier this month, the CM of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sharma also announced in a press conference that, only Assam citizens will be allowed to sit for the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) and Assam Civil Service examinations from now on (ACS).
Other key moves taken by the government included the elimination of the language paper from the tests to make the process much easier. Three criteria have been imposed on applicants who wish to sit in the APSC and ACS state examinations, according to the government.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated that understanding Assamese was previously required for applicants to sit in the APSC and ACS exams, but this appears to be causing problems for Assamese students who had previously studied in the English medium.
As a result, the state government has decided to remove the language paper from the APSC and ACS examinations. CM Sarma further stated that, while the language paper has been eliminated from the APSC and ACS exams, applicants must be able to communicate in Assamese or any other state language such as Bodo, Mising, or Tiwa.
He went on to say that applicants must now register with the Assam Employment Exchange. Outsiders living in or out of the state are no longer allowed to take the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) and Assam Civil Service examinations, according to a recent cabinet order (ACS). According to the chief minister, a Youth Commission would be constituted by the government of Assam for the training of Assam's brilliant youngsters in entering national level courses.