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Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission

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
Sericulture Officer - May
Junior Assistant/Typist in Acharya NG Ranga Agriculture University - May
Asst Statistical Officer - May
Forest Beat Officer + Asst Beat Officer June September
Deputy Surveyor - June
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, appsc 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

Important Notice :

Computer Based Tests for for the posts of Forest Range Officers (Notification No.21/2022), Civil Assistant Surgeon (Notification No.20/2022), Various Non-Gazetted Posts (Notification No.11/2022 - (PC- 2,3,4,6,7,8,9)), Group-IV Services (Notification No.06/2022) and Assistant Motor vehicle Inspector (Notification No.12/2022) scheduled to be held from 25.09.2023 to 06.10.2023 (Except 28.09.2023 to 02.10.2023) . For More Details Visit Official BPSC Website.

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 Andhra Pradesh publc service commssion(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:

  • Indian Citizen
  • Degree from a recognised Central/State university or an equivalent qualification
  • APPSC Group 1 Age Limit:
    • Minimum Age – 18 years
    • 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
  • History and Culture – 30 marks
  • Constitution, Social Justice and International Relations – 30 marks
  • Indian Economy and Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning – 30 marks
  • Geography – 30 marks
  • General Mental Ability and Administrative and Psychological Abilities – 60 marks
  • Science and Technology – 30 marks
  • Current Events of Regional, National and International importance – 30 marks

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
Qualifying Papers
  1. Paper in Telugu
  2. Paper in English

Note: Minimum qualifying marks are – 40 % (OC), 35%(BC), 30% (SC/ST/PH)

Papers counted for Merit Ranking
  1. Paper 1 – Essay – on contemporary themes and issues of regional, national and international importance
  2. Paper 2 – History, Culture and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh
  3. Paper 3 – Constitution, Polity, Governance, Law and Ethics
  4. Paper 4 – Economy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh
  5. Paper 5 – Science, Technology and Environmental Issues

Note: The candidates can answer the above papers in English/Telugu/Urdu depending on the preference stated in the online application.

All merit ranking papers must be written in the same language.

For applying to any APPSC exam, visit the official website.

The candidates who clear the Mains stage are then called for an interview with the Andhra Pradesh Services Commission - 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.

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