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APPSC Group I 2012 Notification

The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission: GROUP-I SERVICES -2012

The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) has issued notification for recruitment of 263 vacancies in various departments. An online application has to be filled in order to apply for the examination. Complete information regarding the Eligibility, Vacancy & Selection procedure is available on this site along with the Scheme of the exam.

Important Dates:

  • The Screening Test is likely to be held on 27/05/2012
  • The Main Examination is likely to be held from 03/10/2012
  • Last date for payment of fees: 06/01/2012
  • Availability of online forms: 09/12/2011 to 08/01/2012

The application fee costs Rs 100/- and the Examination Fee costs Rs.120/-

Selection Procedure:

The selection to these posts will be based on the Scheme and Syllabus.

  1. The selection of Candidates for appointment to the posts will be made in two successive stages: (1) Written Examination and (2) Oral Test in the shape of an interview.
  2. The applicants will be subjected to a Screening Test (Objective Type). The selected candidates may appear for the Main (Written) Examination (Conventional Type).
  3. The selection to the posts will be based on merit after the Written Examination and Oral marks taken together, duly taking into account the post preferences and other eligibility criteria. In case of Posts/ Services having Multi-Zones/ Zones, Selection will be considered as per preferences exercised

 

 Scheme of exam for Group Service I

Subject

Duration (Hours)

Maximum Marks

1

2

3

Screening Test (Objective Type) 

General Studies & Mental Ability -150 Questions.

 

2:30

150

Written Examination(Conventional Type) 

A. Compulsory Subjects:

General English

3

150

Paper-I.         

  • General Essay 

3

150

Paper-II.

  • History & Cultural heritage of India with emphasis on 20th century history of India.
  • Social History of Andhra Pradesh i.e., the history of various social and cultural movements in Andhra Pradesh.
  • General overview of the Indian Government.

3

150

Paper-III;

  • Planning in India & Indian Economy
  • Land Reforms and social changes in Andhra Pradesh after independence
  • Economy of  Andhra Pradesh, present status - its strength and weaknesses

3

150

Paper-IV:

  • The role and impact of Science & Technology in the development of India with emphasis of the applied aspects
  • General awareness with the modern trends in life sciences
  • Development and environmental problems

 

3

150

Paper-V:

  • Data appreciation and interpretation - The candidates will be asked to draw their own conclusion from the data presented in the tabular form; graphical or otherwise
  • Problem Solving – duly structured situation will be presented to the candidates and they will be asked to suggest their own solutions to the problem arising out of situation. Alternatively, they may be called upon to prove the understanding of  the situation by answering certain searching questions based on the situation

3

150

TOTAL

 

750

B. Oral Test (interview) 

 

75

Grand Total

 

825

 

Other Important Points: 

Screening Test

To short list candidates for the written exam, there will be a screen test comprising of General Studies and Mental Ability. (Objective type)

Written Test

The short listed candidates will then be selected for a written examination consisting for 6 papers (conventional type).

Hall Tickets

For admission to the Written Examination will be available on the APPSC website.

 

Medium of language

Apart from the general English paper, exams can be written in Telugu, or Urdu, as preferred by the candidate.

Interview

After Written Examination, eligible candidates will be called for an Interview.

 

Vacancy Table

Post Code

Name of the Post

No. Of Vacancies

Age as on 01/07/2011

Min. Max.

Pay-Scale

Rs

01

Deputy Collectors in A.P. Civil Service (Executive Branch)

07

18-34

20,680 – 46,960

02

Commercial Tax Officers in A.P. Commercial Taxes Service.

01

18-34

20,680 – 46,960

03

Deputy Superintendant of Police (Civil) Cat-2 in A.P. Police Service

05

21-28

20,680 – 46,960

04

Deputy Superintendant of Jails (MEN) in A.P. Jail Service

04

18-28

20,680 – 46,960

05

Divisional Fire Officers in Fire & Emergency Services

10

21- 26

19,050 – 45,850

06

District Registrar in A.P. Registration and stamps service

05

18 - 34

19,050 – 45,850

07

District  Tribal  Welfare  Officer  in  A.P. Tribal Welfare Service

04

18 - 34

18,030 – 43,630

08

District Employment Officer in Employment Service

23

18 - 34

18,030 – 43,630

09

Asst. Treasury Officer/Asst.   Accounts Officer in A.P. Treasury  &  Accounts service

10

18 - 34

16,150 – 42,590

10

Deputy Registrar in A.P.  Cooperative Service

15

18 - 34

18,030 – 43,630

11

District Panchayat Raj Officers   in Panchayat Raj Service.

11

18 - 34

19,050 – 45,850

12

Regional Transport Officers   in  A.P. Transport Service

06

18 - 34

19,050 – 45,850

13

District Social Welfare Officer in  A.P. Social Welfare Service.

05

18 - 34

18,030 – 43,630

14

District  B.C.  Welfare   Officer  in  B.C. Welfare Service

04

18 - 34

18,030 – 43,630

15

Municipal Commissioner Grade-II in A.P. Municipal Administration Service

03

18 - 34

16,150 – 42,590

16

Mandal Parishad Development Officer in A.P Panchayat    Raj   and   Rural Development Service

80

18 - 34

16,150 – 42,590

17

Lay Secretary / Administrative Officer in Medical and Health

02

18 - 34

16,150 – 42,590

18

Assistant    Prohibition     &    Excise Superintendent    in  A.P.  Prohibition   & Excise Service

04

18 - 26

16,150 – 42,590

19

Assistant Audit Officer in A.P. Local Fund Audit Service.

64

18 - 34

16,150 – 42,590

 

Total

263

 

 

 

Eligibility:

Age Requirement:

The candidates should possess the minimum and maximum age as prescribed for each post in the vacancy table as on the 01/07/2011.

For relaxation in upper age, please click on the following link; http://website.apspsc.gov.in/Documents/NOTIFICATIONS/123.pdf

Educational Qualification:

Applicant must possess the qualifications from a recognized University as detailed below or equivalent thereto, subject to various specifications in the relevant service rules and as indented by the department as on the date of notification.

 

Post Code

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

01 to 04, 06 to 08, 10 to 12 & 14 to 19

A Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University

5

A Bachelor’s Degree in B.E. (Fire)
If BE (Fire) candidates are not available Candidates with the degree in any discipline will be considered.

13

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University
  2. Preference shall be given to persons possessing a degree in “Sociology” or “Social Work”.

9

A Degree in Commerce OR Economics OR Mathematics of a University recognized by the U.G.C. with at least Second class in the subject OR CA of the UK or India or an Incorporated Accountant (London)

 

Physical Requirement:

For post code no. 03 to 05

  • Height - not be less than 167.6 cms.
  • Chest - not less than 86.3 cms. on full inspiration and chest expansion of not less than 5 cms.

For ST

  • Height - not less than 164 cms. in height
  • Chest - not less than 83.8 cms. on full inspiration and chest expansion of not less than 5 cms.

For post code No 3 (women only)

  • Height - not less than 152.5 cms.
  • Weight - not less than 45.5 Kgs in weight

For post code No. 18

  • Height - not be less than 165 cms.
  • Chest - not less than 81 cms. on full inspiration and chest expansion of not less than 5 cms.

For post code no. 03 & 05 Vision

The Candidate should satisfy by a Medical Board as to his Physique, Fitness and Capacity for active outdoor work and is certified by the Ophthalmic Surgeon that his vision comes up to the requirements specified below without the use of contact glasses.

 

The examination for determining the acuteness of vision includes two tests:

  • for distant vision -  Snellon’s test types (without glasses at a distance of 6.10 metres)
  • near vision - without glasses, at any distance selected by the candidate

 

The standards of the minimum acuteness of vision for examination of a candidate are as follows:

 

STANDARD I

 

Right Eye

Left Eye

Distant Vision

V–6/6

V–6/6

Near Vision

Reads 0.6

Reads 0.6

 

STANDARD II

 

Better Eye

Worse Eye

Distant Vision

V–6/6

V- without glasses – Not below 6/6; and after correction with glasses not below 6/24

Near Vision

Reads 0.6

Reads 1

 

STANDARD III

 

Better Eye

Worse Eye

Distant Vision- Not

V without glasses – below 6/24 and after correction with glasses not below 6/6

V- without glasses – Not below 6/24, and after correction with glasses not below 6/12

Near Vision –

Reads 0.8

Reads 1

 

Reservation: Please refer to the official notification for details

How to Apply:

a) Fee: Each applicant must pay Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred Only) towards Application Processing Fee and Examination Fee RS.120/-

b) Mode of payment of fee:

Step I

The Candidate has to logon to the WEBSITE (www.apspsc.gov.in) and enter his/her basic personal details like Name, Father’s Name, Date of Birth, and Community. 

Step II 

Immediately on entering the above details the Applicant will get a Challan (has to be downloaded) Form to pay the Fee at AP Online centres /State Bank of India.

Step III 

The Applicant should pay the prescribed Fee in any one of the A.P. Online centres / State Bank of India and obtain Fee paid challan with Journal Number in the first instance 

Step IV 

On the next working day after payment of Fee the Applicant should again visit the WEBSITE and enter the Journal Number to get the format of Application. Even after making payment of fee, if a candidate fails to submit the bio-data particulars, the application will be rejected without giving any notice.

Step V 

If any candidate fails to enter “Community” for any reason, they will be treated as an OC without giving any notice. 

Step VI

Affix your recent Colour Passport Size Photograph on a White Paper and then sign below the photograph with Black Pen. Scan the above Photo and Signature and Upload in the appropriate space provided (JPG Format) in Application Form.

Step VII

The applicants have to invariably fill all the relevant columns in the Application and should submit ON-LINE.

 c) Exemptions:

The following categories of candidates are exempted from payment of fee:

  1. SC, ST, BC, PH & Ex-Service Men.
  2. Families having Household Supply White Card issued by Civil Supplies Department, A.P. Government. (Residents of Andhra Pradesh)
  3. Unemployed youth in the age group of 18 to 34 years as per on 18/10/1996 should submit declaration at an appropriate time to the Commission.
  4. Applicants belonging to the categories mentioned above (except Physically Handicapped Persons & Ex-Service Men) hailing from other States are not entitled for exemption from payment of fee and not entitled for claiming any kind of reservation.

Centres for Written Examination

Screening Test will be held in all District Centres. However, the Commission reserves the right either to increase or decrease the number of Centres.

Sl.No

Name of the Examination Centre

1

Srikakulam

2

Visakhapatnam

3

Vizianagaram

4

Kakinada

5

Eluru

6

Vijayawada

7

Guntur

8

Ongole

9

Nellore

10

Tirupathi

11

Kadapa

12

Anantapur

13

Kurnool

14

Adilabad

15

Karimnagar

16

Warangal

17

Khammam

18

Hyderabad

19

Nizamabad

20

Mahaboobnagar

21

Sangareddy

22

Nalgonda

The Main (Conventional Type) Examination will be held at the following Five Centres only.

Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada , Tirupati, Warangal.

For further instructions, log on to; http://website.apspsc.gov.in/Documents/NOTIFICATIONS/123.pdf