APPSC Recruitment 2023: Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Selection Process

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Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission regularly conducts exams for civil services and other related posts. There are different stages in the exam that the candidates have to pass. The three main stages are the prelims, mains, and the interview. The selection procedure may be different for a different post and depends on the post itself. Candidates can qualify for the mains exam only if they pass the prelims stage, and those who pass the mains are then called for an interview. Candidates should confirm their eligibility before applying for the post. After qualifying for the interview, the candidate is enrolled in the training process, after which the candidate is posted to their post.

APPSC Exam 2023: Highlights

Here are the key points of APPSC Exam 2023:

Particulars Details
Full-Form of the Exam
Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission Exam
Name of the Organization
Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission
Frequency Annually
Mode of Application Online
Exam Mode Offline
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Official Website https://psc.ap.gov.in

APPSC Notification 2023

The APPSC notification for 2023 will be released on the official website and the candidates will have to fill the form according to the instruction given in the notification. The APPSC notification includes all the relevant information needed for the exam.

APPSC 2023: Vacancy

The notification has not been released yet. Here are the vacancies of previous year’s mentioned below:

Posts Vacancies
Group IV – Jr Assistant & Executive officer
670 + 60
Assistant Engineer 190
Assistant Conservator Forest Officer 9
Group I jobs list in AP 110
Group II jobs list in AP 182
Group I 25
Extension Officers / Supervisors 22
Non- Gazetted 38
HDO 18
Group I & II 36

APPSC 2023: Exam Pattern

The following are the exam pattern for the APPSC exam:

Exam Pattern for Group 1

  • The three stages of the APPSC Group 1 Exam are the Preliminary/Screening Test, the Main Examination, and the Interview.
  • Two papers in the screening test carry 140 points each, seven in the main exam carry 150 points each, and the interview carries 75 points.
  • With the exception of the language papers, which are available in both Telugu and English, the exam paper and syllabus are available in both languages.
APPSC Group 1 Prelims Exam Pattern
Paper Subjects No. of Questions Marks Time
1 General Studies 120 120 120 minutes
2 General Aptitude 120 120 120 minutes
Total 240 240 240
APPSC Group 1 Mains Exam Pattern
Paper Subjects No. of Questions Marks Time
1 English (See the syllabus for detailed mark breakdown) 150 180 minutes
2 Telugu (See syllabus for detailed mark breakdown) 150 180 minutes
3 Paper – I General Essay 800-word essay of 50 marks each from each of three sections. (Choice in each section) 150 180 minutes
4 Paper-II History, Culture and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh 5 questions of 10 marks each from each of three sections. (Choice in each section) 150 180 minutes
5 Paper – III Polity, Constitution, Governance, Law, and Ethics 5 questions of 10 marks each from each of three sections. (Choice in each section) 150 180 minutes
6 Paper – IV Economy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh 5 questions of 10 marks each from each of three sections. (Choice in each section) 150 180 minutes
7 Paper – V Science and Technology 5 questions of 10 marks each from each of three sections. (Choice in each section) 150 180 minutes
Total 750

Exam Pattern for Group 2

The prelims exam pattern is as follows:

Subjects Number of Questions Total Marks Total Time Allotted
General Studies and Mental Ability
150
150
2 hours and 30 Minutes (150 Minutes)
Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh and Indian Constitution
Planning And Economy

The Mains exam pattern is as follows:

Paper Subjects Number of Questions Total Marks
Paper 1 General Studies and Mental Ability 150 150
Paper 2 Social History of Andhra Pradesh (The history of various social and Cultural movements in Andhra Pradesh) and General overview of the Indian Constitution 150 150
Paper III Planning in India and Indian Economy Contemporary problems and Developments in Rural Society with special reference to Andhra Pradesh 150 150
Total Marks 450

Exam Pattern for Group 3

The exam pattern for the Prelims is as follows:

Paper Subject No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
Section A General Studies and Mental Ability 75 75
Section B Rural Development and Problems in Rural Areas 75 75

The exam pattern for Mains is as follows:

Paper Subject No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
Paper I General Studies and Mental Ability 150 150
Paper II Rural Development and Problems in Rural Areas 150 150

Exam Pattern for Group 4

The exam pattern for the Prelims is as follows:

Subjects/Duration No. of Questions/Marks
Section A – General Studies & Mental Ability/100 Minutes
100/100
Section B – General English & General Telegu/50 Minutes
50/50
Total 150/150

The exam pattern for the Mains is as follows:

Subjects No. of Questions/ Marks Duration
Paper I – General Studies & Mental Ability
150/ 150 150 Minutes
Paper-II – General English & General Telegu
150/ 150 150 Minutes
Total 300 300 Mins

APPSC 2023: Syllabus

Syllabus for Group 1

Subjects Topics
English (SSC Standard) Essay
Letter Writing
Press Release
Report Writing
Writing on Visual Information
Formal Speech
Precis Writing
Reading Comprehension
English Grammar
Translation
Telugu (SSC Standard)
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 Standard)
Three Essays of about 800 words each
Paper 2 – History, Culture, and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh (Degree Standard)
History and Culture of India
History and Culture of Andhra Pradesh
Geography: India
Geography: Andhra Pradesh
Paper 3 – Polity, Constitution, Governance, Law, and Ethics (Degree Standard)
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 Standard)
Major Challenges of Indian Economy
Resource Mobilization in Indian Economy
Resource Mobilization in Andhra Pradesh
Government Budgeting
Government Budgeting in Andhra Pradesh
Inclusive Growth
Agricultural Development
Agriculture Development in Andhra Pradesh
Industrial Development and Policy
Industrial Policy of the AP Government
Infrastructure in India
Infrastructure Development in Andhra Pradesh
Paper 5 – Science and Technology (Degree Standard)
ICT
Current Affairs
Environment
Development v/s Nature
Space, Energy, etc.

Syllabus for Group 2

Subject Topics
General Studies & Mental Ability
Events of national and international importance.
Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, public policy, reforms, and e-governance initiatives.
The social-economic and political history of modern India with emphasis on the Indian national movement.
Geography of India with focus on Andhra Pradesh
General Science and its applications to the day-to-day life Contemporary developments in Science & Technology and Information Technology
Disaster management: vulnerability profile, prevention, and mitigation strategies, Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in the assessment of Disaster.
Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection
Logical reasoning, analytical ability, and logical interpretation
Data Analysis-Tabulation of data Visual representation of data Basic data analysis and Interpretation.
Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political, and legal implications/problems.
Current affairs- international, national, and regional.
Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh
Geographical Features of Andhra Pradesh – Impact on Its History and Culture – Pre-Historical Cultures – Satavahanas, Ishwaks – Socio-Economic and Religious Conditions – Literature, Art and Architecture – Vishnu Kundinas, Vengi Eastern Chalukyas, Telugu Cholas – Society, Religion, Telugu Language, Literature, Art and Architecture.
Various major and minor dynasties ruled in Andhra Pradesh between the 11th and 16th centuries AD. Socio-cultural and religious conditions, social structure, caste system, the status of women in Andhra Pradesh between 11th to 16th centuries AD. Development of Telugu language, literature, art, architecture, and painting.
Advent of Europeans- Trade centers- Andhra under the Company– 1857 Revolt and its impact on Andhra- Establishment of British Rule Sociocultural awakening, Justice Party/Self Respect Movements- Growth of Nationalist Movement in Andhra between 1885 to 1947– Role of Socialists– Communists– Anti- Zamindari and Kisan Movements. Growth of Nationalist Poetry, Revolutionary Literature, Nataka Samasthalu, and Women Participation.
Origin and growth of Andhra Movement- Role of Andhra Mahasabha Prominent Leaders- Events leading to the formation of Andhra State 1953. Role of Press and News Papers in the Andhra Movement. Role of Library Movement and Folk & Tribal Culture.
Events leading to the formation of Andhra Pradesh State – Valandra Mahasabha – States Reorganization Commission and Its Recommendations – Gentlemen Agreement-Important Social and Cultural Events between 1956 and 2014.
Indian Constitution
Nature of the Indian Constitution – Constitutional Development – Salient features of Indian Constitution – Preamble – Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy and their relationship – Fundamental Duties, Distinctive features – Unitary and Federal.
Structure and Functions of the Government of India – Types of Legislatures, Executive and Judiciary – Unicameral, Bicameral – Executive – Parliamentary, Judicial Review, Legal Activities.
Distribution of legislative and executive powers between the center and the states; Legislative, Administrative, and Economic Relations between the Centre and the States – Powers and Functions of Constitutional Institutions – UPSC, State Public Service Commissions, CAG, and Finance Commission.
Centre-State Relations-Need for Reforms- Rajmannar Committee, Sarkaria Commission, MM Panchi Commission- Central and Federal Constitutional Features of India.
Process of Amendment to the Constitution – Centralization vs Decentralization – Community Development Programs – Balwantre Mehta, Ashok Mehta Committees 73rd and 74th Amendment Laws and their implementation.
Indian Political Parties- National, Regional-Single Party, Two-Party, Multi-Party Systems Regionalism and Sub-Regionalism-Demand for New States- Sri Krishna Committee- National Unity- Deficiencies in Indian Unity.
Welfare Mechanisms in India – Allocations to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Minorities, Reservations for SCs, STs and Backward Classes – Prevention of Atrocities Act for SCs, STs – National and State SCs, STs and BCs Commissions, Women’s Commission, National, and State Minorities Commissions – Human Rights Commission RTI- Lokpal and Lok Ayukta
Planning and Economy
Indian Economy and present status: Socio-Economic – Goals and Achievements – New economic reforms 1991. Regulation of the Economy – Creation of regulatory bodies-NITI Aayog- Co-operative Federalism and decentralization of financial resources – Lack of inclusive growth and sustainable development: causes, consequences, and solutions.
Indian Economic Policies: Agricultural policies – Contribution of agriculture to India’s GDP – Issues of financing, production, marketing, and distribution of agriculture. Industrial policies– Main features of industrial development in India – sectoral composition – Roles of private and public sectors in employment, productivity – Role of IT industries in the development.
Resources and Development: Types of resources – Physical capital and finance capital – Population- size, composition, and growth–Trends; Occupational Distribution of Workforce – Human Development Index as a measurement of development. Demographic Dividend.
Money, Banking and Public Finance: Monetary policy of RBI – Fiscal policy – Objectives – Fiscal Imbalance and Deficit Finance –New Foreign Trade Policy. Current account imbalances; FDI, Inflation, its causes, and remedies; Budget – taxes and non-tax revenue. Goods and Service Tax (GST).
National Income: National Income and concepts – Gross Domestic Product – Net Domestic Product, Per capita income.
Economic Policies of Andhra Pradesh: Socio-Economic welfare Programmes of Government of Andhra Pradesh. Composition of Population in Andhra Pradesh – Rural-Urban, Sex Ratio, Age Distribution.
Agriculture and Industrial Growth of Andhra Pradesh: Contribution of agriculture to income and employment in Andhra Pradesh. Land reforms in Andhra Pradesh – Cropping pattern – Irrigation Policy of Andhra Pradesh – sources of agricultural finances -agricultural subsidies – public distribution system in Andhra Pradesh. Industrial Development in Andhra Pradesh – Growth and structure of industries – – Incentives to industries – Industrial corridors in and SEZs in Andhra Pradesh – Bottlenecks for industrial development – Power projects
Resource Development of Andhra Pradesh: Andhra Pradesh Budgetary resources and constraints – Fulfilment of the conditions of A.P Bifurcation Act – central assistance and issues of conflict – public debt and projects of external assistance. Andhra Pradesh State Gross Domestic Product – Comparison with India and neighboring States.

Syllabus for Group 3

The detailed syllabus is given below:

Paper 1- General Studies & Mental Ability

  • Events of national and international importance.
  • Current affairs- international, national, and regional.
  • Basics of General Science and their relevance to day-to-day life.
  • Current developments in science, technology, and information technology.
  • History of Modern India with emphasis upon Indian national movement. 5. Economic development in India since independence.
  • Logical reasoning, analytical ability, and data interpretation.
  • Basic things about Disaster management (CBSE-VIII & IX Standard).
  • Geography of India with focus on A.P.
  • Overview of Indian Constitution.
  • Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection.
  • Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political, and legal implications/problems, including

a.) Loss of capital city challenges in building new capital and its financial implications.
b.) Division and rebuilding of common Institutions.
c.) Division of employees, their relocation and nativity issues.
d.) Effect of bifurcation on commerce and entrepreneurs.
e.) Implications to financial resources of state government.
f.) The task of post-bifurcation infrastructure development and opportunities for investments.
g.) The socioeconomic, cultural and demographic impact of bifurcation.
h.) Impact of bifurcation on river water sharing and consequential issues.
I.) AP REORGANISATION ACT, 2014 on AP and the arbitrariness of certain provisions.

Paper 2- Rural Development & Problems in Rural Areas with Special Reference To Andhra Pradesh

  • Evolution of Panchayat Raj system in India including Constitutional amendments and reports of Various Committees.
  • Evolution of the Panchayat Raj system in Andhra Pradesh
  • Roles and responsibilities of Panchayat Secretary
  • Rural Sociology: History and Evolution of schemes catering to upliftment of Rural Poor
  • Flagship Rural Development schemes of Rural Development Department of Government of India and Andhra Pradesh.
  • Key Schemes of Panchayat Raj Department of A.P.
  • Rural Economy of Andhra Pradesh: Agriculture, Small scale Industries, Rural artisans.
  • Rural Credit Scenario of Andhra Pradesh: Role of Banks, cooperatives and Micro Finance.
  • Community-Based Organisations and convergence of Welfare Schemes.
  • Women Empowerment and Economic development through Self Help Groups.
  • Revenue and Expenditure Management of Local Bodies.
  • Accounting and administering funds received under various schemes.

Syllabus for Group 4

Section A- General Studies & Mental Ability

  • Events of national and international importance.
  • Current affairs- international, national, and regional.
  • General Science and its applications to day-to-day life Contemporary developments in Science & Technology and Information Technology.
  • Social- economic and political history of modern India with emphasis on Andhra Pradesh.
  • Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, public policy, reforms and e-governance initiatives with specific reference to Andhra Pradesh.
  • Economic development in India since independence with emphasis on Andhra Pradesh.
  • Physical geography of Indian sub-continent and Andhra Pradesh.
  • Disaster management: vulnerability profile, prevention, and mitigation strategies, Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in the assessment of Disaster.
  • Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection
  • Logical reasoning, analytical ability, and data interpretation.
  • Data Analysis: a) Tabulation of data
  • b) Visual representation of data
  • c) Basic data analysis (Summary Statistics such as mean, median, mode, variance, and coefficient of variation) and Interpretation
  • Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political, and Legal implications/ problems

Section B- General English & Telugu (SSC Standard)

English

  • Comprehension
  • Usage and idioms
  • Vocabulary and punctuation
  • Logical re-arrangement of sentences
  • Grammar

Telugu

  • Synonyms & Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Telugu to English meanings
  • English to Telugu meanings
  • Usage and idiom

APPSC 2023: Eligibility Criteria

Group 1 Eligibility Criteria

  • A degree in the related field
  • The person should be a citizen of India and shall have domicile of Andhra Pradesh

The age limit for different posts are given in the table below:

Post Age Limit
Post of Deputy Collector 18-42
Post of Assistant Commissioner 18-42
Post of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat -2)
21-28
Post of Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Men)
18-28
Post of District Fire Officer 21-26
Post of Asst Treasury Officer/Asst Accounts Officer
18-42
Post of Regional Transport Officer 18-42
Post of Asst Prohibition & Excise Superintendent
18-26
Post of Mandal Parishad Development Officer
18-42
Post of District Registrar 18-42
Post of District Employment Officer 18-42
Post of Deputy Registrar 18-42
Post of District Tribal Welfare Officer 18-42
Post of District Social Welfare Officer 18-42
Post of District BC Welfare Officer 18-42
Post of District Panchayat Officer 18-42
Post of Municipal Commissioner Grade-II
18-42
Post of Administrative Officer 18-42
Post of Asst Audit Officer 18-42

Group 2 Eligibility Criteria

  • A degree from a recognized university
  • The person should be a citizen of India and shall have domicile of Andhra Pradesh

The age limit for different posts are given in the table below:

Category APPSC Age Limit
General Candidates Below 42 Years
SC/ST Candidates Below 47 Years
BC Candidates Below 47 Years
Physically Handicapped Persons Below 52 Years
AP State Government Employees Below 47 Years
Ex-servicemen Below 45 Years
NCC (who worked as an instructor) Below 45 Years
Contract employees (state census department)
Below 45 Years
Widows belonging to SC/ST Category Below 48 Years
Widows not belonging to SC/ST Category
Below 43 Yea

Group 3 Eligibility Criteria

  • The person should be a citizen of India and shall have a domicile of Andhra Pradesh
  • A degree in the related field.
  • The maximum limit for attempting the exam is 42 years while the lowest is 18 years.
  • There are no restrictions on the number of attempts.

Group 4 Eligibility Criteria

  • The person should be a citizen of India and shall have a domicile of Andhra Pradesh
  • A degree in the related field
  • There is no limit on the number of attempts.
  • The upper limit for taking the exam is 42 years and the lower limit is 18. The following categories of people have been given some exemptions
Category Age Relaxation
SC, ST, BC 5 years
PH 10 years
Ex-servicemen
3 years & length of service rendered in the armed forces.
N.C.C. (who have worked as Instructor in N.C.C.)
3 Years & length of service rendered in the N.C.C.
Andhra Pradesh State Government Employees
Maximum 5 years
Retrenched temporary employees in the State Census Department with a minimum service of 6 months.
3 years

APPSC 2023: Application Form

The interested applicants can apply for the APPSC recruitment 2023 online on the official website of APPSC. The candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the APPSC exam 2023. The APPSC Application Process is discussed below in detail.

Below given are the steps to be followed in order to apply for the APPSC 2023 exam:

Step 1: Visit the official website of APPSC.
Step 2: Register yourself by completing the registration process called One-Time Profile registration (OTPR).
Step 3: For registration, click on the OTPR link available on homage and enter the required information such as personal details, academic details, identity proof, passport size photograph, signature, etc.
Step 4: You will receive the OTPR ID and password.
Step 5: Log in using your credential and click on online application submission on the homepage.
Step 6: Click on the fee payment button, most of the details would be filled by the OPTR registration, and fill in the remaining details.
Step 7: After filling in all the information, click on the initial payment. The total amount of the application fee would be shown. Click on confirm.
Step 8: Select the payment gateway and make the payment.
Step 9: After successful payment, the candidate would be redirected to the application, and then fill up all the other required details and save and print the application for any further reference.

APPSC Application Fees 2023

The applicants have to pay the application fees to complete their application process. The APPSC 2023 Application Fees for various categories are provided below.

  1. Unreserved- INR 250
  2. Other Backward Classes (OBC)- INR 250
  3. SC/ ST- INR 250

APPSC 2023: Admit Card

Before the APPSC exam, the APPSC admit card will be made available on the official website. The candidates must carry the APPSC Admit Card to the examination center. Here are the steps to download the APPSC 2023 Admit Card:

Step 1: Visit the official website of APPSC.
Step 2: Under the latest announcements, look for the APPSCExam Admit Card Link and click on it.
Step 3: Enter your OTPR id and password.
Step 4: Your APPSC 2022 Admit Card will appear on your screen. Download it for future purposes.

Mentioned details on APPSC Admit Card 2023

  1. Name
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Photograph
  4. Registration number
  5. Name of Exam Centre
  6. Date of Exam
  7. Reporting Time

APPSC 2023: Result

The APPSC will declare the APPSC Result on its official website after the conduction of the examination. The organization announces the candidates’ scores as well as the minimum scores needed to qualify for the exam in several categories. Here are the steps to check the APPSC Result 2023:

Step 1: Visit the official website of APPSC.
Step 2: Click on the result button on the home page of the website, look for the APPSC (Prelims /Mains) Exam Result Link, and click on it.
Step 3: Enter your USER ID and password and click on login.
Step 4: The APPSC Result will appear on your screen, download and save it for future references.

APPSC 2023: FAQs

Ques. What is the minimum APPSC salary?

Ans. The salary starts from the range of INR 56,100 and INR 1,77,500 per month and then gradually increases with promotion.

Ques. Are there reservations in APPSC?

Ans. APPSC reserves seats for SC, and ST categories as notified by the government of Andhra Pradesh from time to time.

Ques. Is there a negative marking for the APPSC Prelims Exam?

Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking of ⅓ rd marks for every wrong attempt in the APPSC Prelims exam.

Ques. What is the selection process for APPSC?

Ans. It is a three-tier selection process. Prelims, Mains, and Interviews are the three stages of the APPSC recruitment process.

Ques. How many times can you take the APPSC Exam?

Ans. The candidate may take as many attempts as they want. However, students must meet the age requirements listed in order to be eligible for the exam.

Ques. Is it possible for candidates from states other than Andhra Pradesh to apply for the APPSC?

Ans. Yes, students from states other than Andhra Pradesh can apply for the APPSC, however, in order to be eligible for the remaining five papers of the APPSC Mains test, the candidate must pass the Telugu language paper.

Ques. When will the APPSC Recruitment 2023 registration process open?

Ans. On its official website, the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) will publish the notification for the APPSC Recruitment 2023. Soon after the notification is released, the registration process will start.

Ques. What percentage of applicants are invited for interviews?

Ans. The APPSC board will interview the candidates when they pass the Mains stage. Typically, candidates are called in a 2:1 ratio based on the number of openings.

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