ANDHRA PRADESH PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) was formed when the state of Andhra Pradesh formed on 1 November 1956. Earlier, the commission was known as the Andhra Service Commission (formed in 1953) which is based on the regulations of Madras Public Service Commission. Later in 1956, APPSC was formed by merging the Andhra Public Service Commission and Hyderabad Public Service Commissions.
There are total 169 Group 1 (Assistant Commissioner of State Tax in A.P. State Tax Services, Deputy Supdt. of Police (Civil) Cat-2 in A.P. Police Service, Deputy Supdt. of Jails (MEN) in A.P. Jail Service, Assistant Prohibition & Excise Superintendent in A.P. Excise Service, Mandal Parishad Development Officer in A.P. Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Service, and Other Vacancies). Well, the Officials of the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission are accepting the Applications in the Online Format.
The updated and revised APPSC Exam Calendar is given here for reference:
|Exam Name/APPSC Notification||Prelims Exam Date||Mains Exam Date|
|Group II Services||May||August|
|Asst Commissioner of Endowments||-||May|
|AEEs in Various Engineering Services||Feb||May|
|Asst Director of Eco. and Stats.||-||May|
|Group I Services||May||(tentative) September|
|Forest Range Officer||May||(tentative) September|
|Fisheries Development Officer||-||May|
|Asst Inspector of Fisheries||-||May|
|Junior Assistant/Typist in Acharya NG Ranga Agriculture University||-||May|
|Asst Statistical Officer||-||May|
|Forest Beat Officer + Asst Beat Officer||June||September|
|Town Planning Building Overseer||-||June|
|Divisional Accounts Officer||July||(tentative) October|
|Hostel Welfare Officer||-||July|
|Forest Section Officer||-||July|
|Food Safety Officer||-||July|
|Panchayat Secretary Grade IV||April||(tentative) August|
|Assistant Telugu Translator||-||(tentative) August|
|Junior Lecturer||-||(tentative) September|
|Polytechnic Lecturer||-||(tentative) September|
|Degree College Lecturer||-||(tentative) September|
|Gazetted Posts||-||(tentative) July/October|
|Non-Gazetted Posts||-||(tentative) July/October|
The APPSC notifications list out the exam date, vacancies, eligibility criteria, syllabus and the procedure to apply online. Candidates can check the notifications for upcoming exams on the official website of APPSC.
The APPSC Official Website: https://psc.ap.gov.in/
For applying to any APPSC exam, visit the official website given above.
Group 1 Services Exam
The APPSC Group 1 Exam Details for exam year are given below:
- • Exam Stages: 3 - Prelims, Mains and Interview
- • Expected Date of APPSC Notification: December
- • Last Date of Submitting Application: February
- • Date of APPSC Group 1 – Prelims: May
- • Date of APPSC Group 1 – Mains: September
As per the APPSC Notification for Group 1 Exam, the posts and associated services are given below:
|Post Code||NAME OF POST||Service|
|1||Deputy Collector||Andhra Pradesh Civil Service|
|2||Assistant Commissioner||AP State Tax Service|
|3||Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat -2)||AP Police Service|
|4||Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Men)||AP Jail Service|
|5||District Fire Officer||AP Fire Service|
|6||Asst Treasury Officer/Asst Accounts Officer||AP Treasury and Accounts Service|
|7||Regional Transport Officer||AP Transport Service|
|8||Asst Prohibition & Excise Superintendent||AP Excise Service|
|9||Mandal Parishad Development Officer||AP Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Service|
|10||District Registrar||AP Registration Service|
|11||District Employment Officer||AP Employment Exchange Service|
|12||Deputy Registrar||AP Cooperative Service|
|13||District Tribal Welfare Officer||AP Tribal Welfare Service|
|14||District Social Welfare Officer||AP Social Welfare Service|
|15||District BC Welfare Officer||AP BC Welfare Service|
|16||District Panchayat Officer||AP Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Service|
|17||Municipal Commissioner Grade-II||AP Municipal Administration Services|
|18||Administrative Officer/Lay Secretary and Treasurer Grade-II||AP Medical and Health (Administration) Service|
|19||Assistant Audit Officer||AP State Audit Service|
As per the APPSC eligibility rules, there is the provision of reservation for Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes, Women, Persons with Disability and Meritorious Sports Persons . For claiming reservation benefits under SC/ST/BC, candidates must have a domicile of Andhra Pradesh .
On the date of notification, APPSC Group 1 candidates must fulfil these eligibility conditions:
- 1. Indian Citizen
- 2. Degree from a recognised Central/State university or an equivalent qualification
- 3. APPSC Group 1 Age Limit:
- 1. Minimum Age – 18 years
- 2. Maximum Age – 42 years
There are varying age limits, physical and educational requirements depending on the service.
Candidates can check the specific eligibility conditions based on the Post Code of the services on the official website.
Age relaxation (concession in upper age limit) can also be availed by persons belonging to different categories (SC/ST/BC/Ex-Servicemen etc.)
Candidates should check the latest notification for the detailed exam pattern. Here, we are giving the exam pattern as per the APPSC Notification for the Group
Stage 1: Prelims Exam Pattern
|Paper I – General Studies||Paper II -General Aptitude|
|Number of questions: 120 questions||Number of questions: 120 questions|
|Nature of questions: Objective Type (MCQ)||Nature of questions: Objective Type (MCQ)|
|Duration: 120 minutes||Duration: 120 minutes|
|Maximum Marks: 120 marks||Maximum Marks: 120 marks|
|Negative Marking: 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question||Negative Marking: 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question|
Both the papers of Preliminary exam are conducted on the same day in offline mode (Pen-Paper).
Stage 2: Mains Exam Pattern
|Number of Papers||Seven (2 qualifying papers + 5 papers counted for merit ranking)|
|Duration of Exam||180 minutes each|
|Nature of Questions||Essay-descriptive type|
|Maximum Marks||150 marks each|
|Papers counted for Merit Ranking||
The candidates who clear the Mains stage are then called for an interview with the APPSC board. Usually, candidates are called in the ratio of 2:1 with respect to the number of vacancies.
The final merit list is prepared based on:
- • Candidates’ marks in Mains: out of 750 marks (150 * 5)
- • Interview: 75 marks
- • Out of a total of 825 marks.
For detailed syllabus Click Here.