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

September 7, 2022

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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. 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.

APPSC Exam Highlights

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

ParticularsDetails
Exam NameAPPSC Group 1 Exam
Conducting AuthorityAndhra Pradesh Public Service Commission
Mode Of ApplicationOnline
Frequency Of ExamOnce A Year
Application FeesUR – Rs 370 OBC/SC/ST – Rs 250
Exam LevelState Level (Andhra Pradesh)
Exam ModeOffline
Vacancy110
CategoryGovernment Jobs
Exam Stages3 Stages ( Prelims, Mains and Interview )
LanguageEnglish And Telugu
Type Of QuestionsMCQ in Prelims and Objective, Subjective and Descriptive Questions in the Mains Exam.
Test CitiesExam Centres are across the whole of Andhra Pradesh
Official WebsiteWebsite Link
Contact NumberFee 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:

EventsDates (Tentative)
Release of APPSC 2022 Official NotificationTo be notified
Starting Date of APPSC 2022 Online ApplicationTo be notified
The Last Date to submit the online application formTo be notified
Last Date to pay the APPSC application form feesTo be notified
Issue Date of APPSC 2022 Prelims Admit CardTo be notified
APPSC 2022 Prelims Exam DateTo be notified
APPSC 2022 Prelims ResultsTo be notified
APPSC 2022 Mains Exam DateTo be notified
APPSC 2022 Mains ResultsTo be notified
APPSC 2022 Group 1 Interview DatesTo be notified
APPSC 2022 Group 1 Final ResultTo 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 CandidateApplication Fees ( Rs ) 
Unreserved General Category Students370
OBC and EWS370
SC, ST, BC and PH Category250
Families having Household Supply White Card issued by Civil Supplies Department, A.P. Government. (Residents of Andhra Pradesh)250
Ex-Servicemen250
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 PostsAge Criteria
Deputy Superintendent of Jail (Men)18-28 Years
District Fire Officer21-26 Years
Assistance Prohibition And Excise Superintendent18-26 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 AspirantsAge Relaxation Period
SC/ST/Backward Classes5 Years
Physically Handicapped10 Years
Ex-Servicemen3 Years
Andhra Pradesh State Government Employee5 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 NameEducational Qualification
District Fire OfficerCandidates should possess a degree in Engineering (Fire) from any University recognized by the UGC or its equivalent qualification.
Assistant Treasury Officer/Assistant Accounts OfficerCandidates 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 OfficerThe 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 NameTotal Vacancy ( 110 )
Road Transport Officer7
Deputy Collector10
Zila Registrar6
Commercial Tax Officer12
District Social Welfare Officer1
District BC Welfare Officer3
District Fire Officer2
District Tribal Welfare Officer1
DSC (Jail/ Men)2
DSC (Civil)13
Municipal Commissioner1
Municipal Commissioner Gr 28
Asst Labour Commissioner3
Deputy Registrar2
Secretary & Treasurer Gr 25
AAO4
MPDO7
AO (Director & Public Health & Family Welfare)15
ATO/AAO8

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:

CriteriaParticulars
Total No. Of PapersTwo ( Paper 1 and Paper 2 )
Total no. of QuestionsPaper 1 – 120 Paper 2 – 120
Total Marks240
Nature Of QuestionsObjective Type (MCQ)
DurationPaper 1 – 120 minutes Paper 2 – 120 minutes
Negative Marking1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question 
Name of the Sections and Marks DistributionPaper 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:

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks (Total Marks – 750)
EnglishThree Questions Each Of 50 Marks150
TeluguThree Questions Each Of 50 Marks150
Paper 1 – General EssayThree Questions Each Of 50 Marks150
Paper-II History, Culture and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh15 questions each of 10 marks150
Paper-III Polity, Constitution, Governance, Law and Ethics15 questions each of 10 marks150
Paper-IV Economy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh15 questions each of 10 marks150
Paper-V Science and Technology15 questions each of 10 marks150

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 StudiesPaper 2 – General Aptitude
Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International RelationsScience and Technology
History and CultureGeneral Mental and Psychological Abilities
GeographyCurrent Events of Regional, National and International importance
Indian and Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning

APPSC Mains Examination Syllabus

Subject PaperImportant 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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FAQs

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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