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APPSC Exam 2022: Latest News, Date, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

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APPSC Exam 2022: Latest News, Date, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies
September 13, 2021
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Introduction

The Andhra Pradesh PSC is conducting the APPSC group 1 exam very soon. Recently, it has notified the aspirants about the exam taking place throughout the state. In addition to this, it has released a total vacancy of 110 posts. These 110 vacant posts are for the different Group 1 services in the state administration.

The final notification for the APPSC exam will get released on the official website www.psc.ap.gov.in. So, the students will have to check regularly on their website for the latest updates. Moreover, the mode of application for this exam will be online-based. According to recent news, the official notification of the exam with all the details will get released tentatively in May/June.

About APPSC Exam and Exam Conducting Authority

The APPSC exam is a civil service recruitment exam in Andhra Pradesh. It is the most prestigious competitive exam in the State. Also, it is the premier and highest government service job in the State. Furthermore, the APPSC exam gets conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC). As a matter of fact, this exam is conducted annually for different groups throughout the year.

This competitive exam gets held annually to recruit aspirants as civil servants in the state administration of Andhra Pradesh. The recruitment process for this exam consists of three stages. After filling out the application form, the candidates have to pass all three stages to get a job through this exam. These three stages comprise of Prelims Exam, Mains Exam and the Interview. After passing these stages, a merit list gets generated according to the total marks scored by the candidates. As a result, the top candidates on the merit list will get a job letter until the total vacancy gets filled out. Thus, the recruitment exam for the civil services gets concluded for that particular year.

Table of Contents

APPSC Exam Highlights

All the major and important highlights related to the APPSC exam are mentioned in the below table:

Particulars

Details

Exam Name

APPSC Group 1 Exam

Conducting Authority

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission

Mode Of Application

Online

Frequency Of Exam

Once A Year

Application Fees

UR – Rs 370

OBC/SC/ST – Rs 250

Exam Level

State Level (Andhra Pradesh)

Exam Mode

Offline

Vacancy

110

Category

Government Jobs

Exam Stages

3 Stages ( Prelims, Mains and Interview )

Language

English And Telugu

Type Of Questions

MCQ in Prelims and Objective, Subjective and Descriptive Questions in the Mains Exam.

Test Cities

Exam Centres are across the whole of Andhra Pradesh

Official Website

psc.ap.gov.in

Contact Number

Fee Related Queries – 0866-2527820, Helpdesk – 0866-2527821

APPSC Exam Notifications and News

  • The official notification for the Group 1 APPSC exam will be released soon in the coming months of May or June.
  • The Andhra Pradesh PSC has released 110 vacant posts for the group 1 services in the state administration.
  • The SC/ST/OBC candidates get exempted from the exam fee of Rs 120. Therefore, they shall only pay the application processing fee of Rs 250. 
  • The Prelims exam for this recruitment job is qualifying only. As a result, the marks obtained in the prelims exam do not get added to the final merit list. The final merit list only consists of the marks scored in the main exam and the interview process.
  • According to recent reports, the prelims exam can get held in June. The students will get a notice for the exam a month before the exam. Therefore, they can facilitate their final preparations for the exam. Students qualifying in this exam will only be allowed to move up to the next recruitment stage.
  • Next, the reports suggest that the APPSC main examination can get scheduled for September 2022.

APPSC Exam Date

The official notification for the APPSC exam has not been released yet on the website of the Andhra Pradesh PSC. As a result, the aspirants will have to keep checking the official website for the tentative dates of the whole recruitment process. Moreover, the candidates can keep a regular check on this article. All the crucial dates related to the exam will be updated here as soon as they get released by the Andhra Pradesh Commission.

In brief, the below table consists of all the dates and times related to the APPSC Group 1 exam 2022:

Events

Dates (Tentative)

Release of APPSC 2022 Official Notification

To be notified

Starting Date of APPSC 2022 Online Application

To be notified

The Last Date to submit the online application form

To be notified

Last Date to pay the APPSC application form fees

To be notified

Issue Date of APPSC 2022 Prelims Admit Card

To be notified

APPSC 2022 Prelims Exam Date

To be notified

APPSC 2022 Prelims Results

To be notified

APPSC 2022 Mains Exam Date

To be notified

APPSC 2022 Mains Results

To be notified

APPSC 2022 Group 1 Interview Dates

To be notified

APPSC 2022 Group 1 Final Result

To be notified

APPSC Exam Application Form

The Application form for the Group 1 APPSC exam will soon get released on the official website. The official website for the APPSC exam is psc.ap.gov.in. The various steps to fill out the application form get explained in a simplified way below:

  • Aspirants have to visit the commission’s official website for the APPSC exam. Then, they are required to complete the One Time Profile Registration (OTPR) process.
  • Next, the candidates have to register by clicking on the OTPR link on the homepage of the official website. The link will redirect the candidates to a new registration page for direct recruitment. Here, the students have to fill out all their necessary details like the basic personal details, address and educational qualifications. Also, furnish identity proof and upload their passport size photograph and signature.
  • After reviewing all the filled out details, the candidates have to click on submit. Soon, a reference id will be generated and displayed on the screen.
  • With this new OTPR ID and password, the candidates will have to log in with these credentials. Then, they have to fill out the rest of the details as asked in the online application form and click submit.
  • After submitting the form, the candidates will have to pay the application fee and complete the process.
  • Click on the fee payment button, select the desired payment gateway and make the payment.
  • After successful payment of fees, the payment reference id will be generated and displayed on the screen.
  • Finally, submit the form and save or print the application receipt for any future reference. Lastly, the application form gets done, and the process gets completed.

APPSC Exam Application Fee

To complete the process, the payment of fees is the final stage. As a result, the application fees need to get paid before a specific time and date. All this information will get notified in the article as soon as the official notification comes out. In addition to this, the exam application fees vary according to the category of the students. The aspirants can pay the online application fee through various online modes. Lastly, the different application form fees get mentioned in the table below depending on the category of the candidate:

Category Of The Candidate

Application Fees ( Rs ) 

Unreserved General Category Students

370

OBC and EWS

370

SC, ST, BC and PH Category

250

Families having Household Supply White Card issued by Civil Supplies Department, A.P. Government. (Residents of Andhra Pradesh)

250

Ex-Servicemen

250

Un-employed youth as per G.O.Ms.No.439, G.A (Ser- A) Dept.

250

APPSC Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria are the basic qualifications necessary to apply for the exam. It is a vital aspect of any competitive exam. As a result, the aspirants should go through the criteria required before applying for the exam. The Andhra Pradesh PSC has formed some basic and minimum eligibility criteria for the students. It helps them to understand the basics necessary for the exam. If every criterion gets fulfilled by the students, they should fill out the application form and choose their desired posts.

The APPSC Group 1 exam eligibility criteria involve nationality, educational qualifications and age limits.

Nationality

The Candidates must be a citizen of India to apply for the APPSC group 1 2022 examination. It is the most basic and necessary eligibility criteria decided by the exam conducting authority.

Age Limit

There is a minimum and maximum age bar for the candidates aspiring to take the exam. Hence, the students have to strictly follow and fulfil the age criteria to apply for the APPSC 2022 exam.

  • Minimum Age permitted: 18 Years
  • Maximum Age limit: 42 Years

Here, the below table mentions the age criteria required for some specific posts under the Group 1 APPSC exam:

Group 1 Posts

Age Criteria

Deputy Superintendent of Jail (Men)

18-28 Years

District Fire Officer

21-26 Years

Assistance Prohibition And Excise Superintendent

18-26 Years

Age Relaxation

The Government of India offers age relaxation to reserved and backward classes of the community. Also, other different categories of students enjoy this age relaxation scheme for the APPSC recruitment exam. All these categories of students and their age relaxation period get discussed in the below table:

Category Of Aspirants

Age Relaxation Period

SC/ST/Backward Classes

5 Years

Physically Handicapped

10 Years

Ex-Servicemen

3 Years

Andhra Pradesh State Government Employee

5 Years

Educational Qualification

  • The candidate must have completed graduation or possess a Post-Graduate degree or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institute or University in India.
  • Aspirants studying in their final year of the bachelor’s program also fulfil the minimum academic qualification. As a result, these final year graduation students can also apply for the APPSC Group 1 exam.

Some posts under this exam require additional qualifications to get eligible for the job. These extra educational qualifications get discussed in the table below:

Post Name

Educational Qualification

District Fire Officer

Candidates should possess a degree in Engineering (Fire) from any University recognized by the UGC or its equivalent qualification.

Assistant Treasury Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer

Candidates should have a degree in Commerce or Economics or Mathematics from a University with at least a 2nd class in the subject.

District Social Welfare Officer

The preference will go to candidates possessing a degree in Sociology or Social work.  

APPSC 2022 Group 1 Vacancy

The Andhra Pradesh PSC has notified the public of 110 vacant posts in the Group 1 administrative job. These 110 vacant positions will get filled out through the APPSC 2022 examination. Hence, the candidates can check the post-wise vacancy from the table below:

Post Name

Total Vacancy ( 110 )

Road Transport Officer

7

Deputy Collector

10

Zila Registrar

6

Commercial Tax Officer

12

District Social Welfare Officer

1

District BC Welfare Officer

3

District Fire Officer

2

District Tribal Welfare Officer

1

DSC (Jail/ Men)

2

DSC (Civil)

13

Municipal Commissioner

1

Municipal Commissioner Gr 2

8

Asst Labour Commissioner

3

Deputy Registrar

2

Secretary & Treasurer Gr 2

5

AAO

4

MPDO

7

AO (Director & Public Health & Family Welfare)

15

ATO/AAO

8

APPSC Exam Centres

The APPSC exam centres are widely spread throughout the state. The students can choose the nearest and most feasible one out of the different centres available. Moreover, the candidates need to mention their desired exam centre while filling out the application form. Lastly, the number of exam centres for the preliminary exam is different from the main exam. Therefore, the students can check the exam centres mentioned below separately:

Preliminary Exam Centres

  1. Visakhapatnam
  2. Nellore
  3. Srikakulam
  4. Vijayawada
  5. Kadapa
  6. Kurnool
  7. Ongole
  8. Vizianagaram
  9. Eluru
  10. Tirupathi
  11. Guntur
  12. Kakinada
  13. Anantapur

Mains Exam Centres

  1. Visakhapatnam
  2. Tirupati
  3. Vijayawada
  4. Anantapur

APPSC Exam Pattern

The APPSC exam is of three main stages. But, it is a two-tier examination process comprising the prelims and mains exam. The candidates clearing both these examinations get shortlisted for the interview process. Finally, the interview stage concludes the recruitment process. Then, the merit list gets prepared according to the marks scored in the main examination and the interview stage. As a matter of fact, the prelims exam is a screening test for the candidates. As a result, it helps to dish out the non-serious candidates from the process. The preliminary marks do not get added to the final merit list. Finally, the candidates qualifying and passing all the three stages get recruited as civil servants.

Prelims Exam Pattern

The preliminary exam is qualifying only. So, the candidates need to score the cut-off marks to move on to the next stage. All the details and patterns of the prelim exam get discussed below:

Criteria

Particulars

Total No. Of Papers

Two ( Paper 1 and Paper 2 )

Total no. of Questions

Paper 1 – 120

Paper 2 – 120

Total Marks

240

Nature Of Questions

Objective Type (MCQ)

Duration

Paper 1 – 120 minutes

Paper 2 – 120 minutes

Negative Marking

1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question 

Name of the Sections and Marks Distribution

Paper 1:

History and Culture – 30

Constitution, Social Justice and International Relations – 30

Indian Economy and Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning – 30

Geography – 30

 

Paper 2:

General Mental Ability and Administrative and Psychological Abilities – 60

Science and Technology – 30

Current Events of Regional, National and International importance – 30

Mains Exam Pattern

After clearing the prelims, the candidates take the APPSC mains exam. The Main examination for the APPSC group 1 posts has seven papers for 3 hours each. Out of which two are language papers and qualifying in nature, English and Telugu. The pattern of the APPSC main exam is discussed below in detail:

Subject

No. of Questions

Marks (Total Marks – 750)

English

Three Questions Each Of 50 Marks

150

Telugu

Three Questions Each Of 50 Marks

150

Paper 1 – General Essay

Three Questions Each Of 50 Marks

150

Paper-II History, Culture and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh

15 questions each of 10 marks

150

Paper-III Polity, Constitution, Governance, Law and Ethics

15 questions each of 10 marks

150

Paper-IV Economy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh

15 questions each of 10 marks

150

Paper-V Science and Technology

15 questions each of 10 marks

150

APPSC Interview

The candidates clearing the main examination will get called for the interview round, which consists of 75 marks. Hence, the candidate’s overall knowledge gets tested by the interview panel. Lastly, the students who will qualify in the interview round will get shortlisted for the merit list and final recruitment.

APPSC Exam Syllabus

The APPSC exam syllabus is an important aspect for the candidates appearing in the exam. The syllabus helps the students to plan their studies and the next course of action. As a result, it facilitates the candidates to crack the APPSC exam with ease.

APPSC Preliminary Syllabus

Paper 1 – General Studies

Paper 2 – General Aptitude

Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations

Science and Technology

History and Culture

General Mental and Psychological Abilities

Geography

Current Events of Regional, National and International importance

Indian and Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning

APPSC Mains Examination Syllabus

Subject Paper

Important Topics

English (SSC level)

Essay

Letter Writing

Press Release

Report Writing

Writing on Visual Information

Formal Speech

Precis Writing

Reading Comprehension

English Grammar

Translation

Telugu (SSC level)

Essay

Elaborate thought of Verse/Poetic

Precis Writing

Comprehension

Formal Speech

Statement Preparation

Letter Writing

Debate Writing

Application Writing

Report Writing

Dialogue Skills

Translation

Telugu Grammar

Paper 1 – General Essay (Degree level)

Three Essays of about 800 words each

Paper 2 – History, Culture and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh (Degree level)

History and Culture: India and Andhra Pradesh

Geography: India and Andhra Pradesh

Paper 3 – Polity, Constitution, Governance, Law and Ethics (Degree level)

Indian Polity and Constitution

Public Administration and Governance

Ethics in Public Service and Knowledge of Law (Civil, Criminal, Labour, Cyber, Tax Laws)

Paper 4 – Economy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh (Degree level)

Major Challenges of the Indian Economy

Resource Mobilization in Indian Economy and AP 

Government Budgeting in India and AP

Inclusive Growth

Agricultural Development in India and AP

Industrial Development and Policy

Industrial Policy of the AP Government

Infrastructure in India and Andhra Pradesh

Paper 5 – Science and Technology (Degree level)

ICT

Current Affairs

Environment

Development v/s Nature

Space, energy etc.

APPSC Exam Admit Card

The admit card for the APPSC exam gets released on the commission’s official website. As a matter of fact, the admit card for the prelims exam is released 8-10 days before the exam. Next, the students must download their admit cards from the website and take a printout. Lastly, the candidates will carry their admit cards and photo identity proof to enter their respective exam centres.

APPSC Exam Result and Cut-Offs

The results of every round will get released on the official website. The candidates need to log in with their credentials to check their scores. Moreover, the Andhra Pradesh PSC determines the cut-off marks for each selection round. Lastly, the candidates need to secure the minimum cut-off marks decided by the officials to move on to the next stage.

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Frequently Asked Questions About APPSC

Q.1 What does APPSC mean?

Ans. The APPSC is the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission. It conducts various competitive exams to recruit aspirants for state administrative jobs. Hence, it is a governing body and the highest authority of the state’s government job. The Andhra Pradesh PSC is soon to conduct the APPSC Group 1 exam to fill out the 110 vacant posts in the state.

Q.2 Is UPSC and APPSC syllabus the same?

Ans. The APPSC Mains Syllabus for Group 1 is comprehensive, but unlike the UPSC Mains, there are no optional subjects. As a result, the pattern is different from the UPSC exam. But, the syllabus for the APPSC exam is more or less the same for the common subjects coinciding with the UPSC subjects.

Q.3 Is there any APPSC notification for 2022?

Ans. The Andhra Pradesh PSC is very likely to release the official notification for the APPSC Group 1 posts. There is no notification for 2022 from the commission yet. But, they are very likely to release the APPSC exam notification in May or June 2022. The candidates should check the official website regularly.

Q.4 What are APPSC jobs?

Ans. The APPSC job is a government job in the administration of Andhra Pradesh. The Andhra Pradesh PSC conducts exams to recruit aspirants for such positions. It is an authorized agency that is responsible for the same. The commission facilitates recruitment to various posts under the Andhra Pradesh Government through competitive exams.

Q.5 How many exams are there in APPSC?

Ans. There are two exams in APPSC conducted in pen and paper mode. This two-tier examination in APPSC consists of the prelims and the main exam. The prelims is an MCQ based round. On the other hand, the main exam is a descriptive and subjective paper. After clearing both the exams, the candidates are shortlisted for the interview round.

Q.6 How can I prepare for APPSC?

Ans. The APPSC exam toppers recommend studying the NCERT and state board books to prepare for any competitive exam. As a matter of fact, these NCERT and State Board Books are credible and rational sources of information. Hence, candidates should assess their understanding of basic concepts and read class 6 – class 12 books to grasp knowledge from the root level.

Q.7 Is APPSC Group 1 exam conducted every year?

Ans. Yes, the APPSC Group 1 exam is conducted almost every year by the Andhra Pradesh PSC. Therefore, the commission is responsible for the exams and filling out the job vacancies arising in the Andhra Pradesh Government.

Q.8 Who is eligible for APPSC?

Ans. Every individual who is a citizen of India and possesses a graduate degree is eligible for the APPSC exam. There are no extensive eligibility criteria to sit for the exam. Hence, any aspirant aiming for the job must possess a UG or PG degree to take the exam. Although, final year students can also apply for the exam.

Q.9 Is the APPSC examination tough?

Ans. The APPSC examination is not generally tough but a tiring and gruesome process. The exam is more or less of a moderate difficulty level. It is not difficult for most people who have cleared the exam. The exam requires sheer will, determination and patience to crack the exam in a few chances.

Q.10 Can Telangana students apply for the APPSC exam?

Ans. Yes, the aspirants from Telangana can apply for these APPSC Group 1 posts. In fact, candidates who do not live in Andhra Pradesh at all can also apply for the exam. Hence, the requirement for this exam is to be a citizen of India.

 

 

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