APPSC Group 2 Exam Eligibility Details

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission’s (APPSC) Group II examination eligibility details are given below…

1. Nationality: A candidate must be an Indian citizen.
2. Age Limit:

S.No Name of the Post                                 Age Limit (in years)
Executive Posts
1 Asst. Commercial Tax Officer in A.P. Commercial Taxes Sub-Service 18 to 36
2 Assistant Labour Officer in A.P. Labour & Employment Sub-Service. 18 to 36
3 Executive Officer Grade-I in A.P. Endowments Sub-Service 18 to 36
4 Assistant Development Officer in A.P. Handlooms and Textiles Sub Service 18 to 36
25 Municipal Commissioner Grade-III in A.P. Municipal Commissioner Sub. Service 18 to 36
Non Executive Posts
5 Assistant Section Officer in A.P. Secretariat Sub. Service. 18 to 36
6 Assistant Section Officer (Finance Dept.,) in A.P. Secretariat Sub. Service 18 to 36
7 Senior Accountant in A.P Treasuries & Accounts Sub Service 18 to 36
8 Senior Auditor in A.P. State Audit Subordinate Service 18 to 36
9 Junior Assistants in APPSC 18 to 36
10 Junior Assistants in Civil Supplies 18 to 36
11 Junior Assistants in Commissioner of Technical Education 18 to 36
12 Junior Assistants in Commissioner of Transport Department 18 to 36
13 Junior Assistants in Commissioner of Labour 18 to 36
14 Junior Assistants in Fire & Emergency Service 18 to 36
15 Junior Assistants in PH & ME Dept 18 to 36
16 Junior Assistants in Engineer-in Chief, RWS&S Dept 18 to 36
17 Junior Assistants in A.P. Police Academy 18 to 36
18 Assistant Section Officers in A.P. Legislative Secretariat Sub Service 18 to 36
19 Junior Assistants in Director of Government Examinations 18 to 36
20 Junior Assistants in Commissioner of Social Welfare 18 to 36
21 Junior Assistants in Commissioner of Industries 18 to 36
22 Junior Assistants in Engineer in Chief, Roads & Buildings 18 to 36
23 Junior Assistants in Chief Electrical Inspectorate 18 to 36
24 Junior Assistants in Forest Department 18 to 36
26 Junior Assistants in Director of B.C. Welfare Department 18 to 36

The Candidates Upper Age Limit Relaxations Given Below:

S.No Category of Candidates Relaxation of Age (in years)
1 Retrenched temporary employees in the State Census Department with a minimum service of 6 months. 3
2 A.P. State Government Employees (Employees of APSEB, APSRTC, Corporations, Municipalities etc. are not eligible). 5 Yrs based on the length of regular service
3 Ex-Service men 3 yrs & length of service rendered in the armed forces
4 N.C.C.(who have worked as Instructor in N.C.C.) 3 Yrs & length of service rendered in the N.C.C
5 SC/ST and BCs 5
6 PH 10

3. Educational Qualification:  Candidates should possess the essential qualifications from a recognized University are as follows.

PC. No. Name of the Post and Service Educational Qualifications
 1 Asst. Commercial Tax Officer in A.P. Commercial Taxes Sub-Service  A Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University in India established or incorporated by or under
Central Act, Provincial Act, a State Act or an
Institution recognized by the U.G.C. or an equivalent
qualification.
2 Assistant Labour Officer in A.P. Labour & Employment Sub-Service  A Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University
in India established or incorporated by or under
Central Act, Provincial Act, a State Act or an
Institution recognized by the U.G.C. or an equivalent
qualification
3 Executive Officer Grade-II in A.P. Endowments Sub-Service  A Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University
in India established or incorporated by or under
Central Act, Provincial Act, a State Act or an
Institution recognized by the U.G.C. or an equivalent
qualification.
Note: Candidates shall profess Hindu Religion
under sub section (4) of Section 29 of the A.P.C. &
H.R.I. and Endowments Act 30/87.
4 Assistant Development Officer in A.P. Handlooms and Textiles Sub Service  A Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University
in India established or incorporated by or under
Central Act, Provincial Act, a State Act or an
Institution recognized by the U.G.C. or an equivalent
qualification. (OR)
Must posses a Diploma in Textile Technology or a
Diploma in Handloom Technology issued by the A.P.
State Board of Technical Education or an equivalent
qualification.
5 Assistant Section Officer in A.P. Secretariat Sub. Service  A Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University
in India established or incorporated by or under
Central Act, Provincial Act, a State Act or an
Institution recognized by the U.G.C. or an equivalent
qualification
6 Assistant Section Officer (Finance Dept.,) in A.P. Secretariat Sub. Service  A Bachelor’s Degree with Commerce or Economics
or Mathematics from any recognized University in
India established or incorporated by or under Central
Act, Provincial Act, a State Act or an Institution
recognized by the U.G.C. or an equivalent
qualification
7 Senior Accountant in A.P Treasuries & Accounts Sub Service  1) Must hold a Degree in Commerce or Economics
or Mathematics of any University recognized by the
U.G.C,
Provided that a person who possess any
Degree of any University in India shall also be
eligible for appointment by direct recruitment on and
from 25th June, 1979 AND
Pass in any one of the following Certificate Course
Examination conducted by the Board of Technical
Education and Training, A.P., Hyderabad.
(a) Office Automation (b) PC Maintenance and
Trouble Shooting (c) Web designing OR
2) Must hold a Degree in B.C.A., orB.Sc.(Computers) or B.Com.(Computers) or
B.A.,(Computers) or any equivalent examination or
above. (Note:- B.Tech(Computer Science) and
B.Tech. (IT) are considered as equivalent
qualification).
8 Senior Auditor in A.P. State Audit Subordinate Service  Must posses a Degree of a University in India
established or incorporated by or under Central Act,
Provincial Act, a State Act or an Institution
recognized by the U.G.C. or an equivalent
qualification
9 Junior Assistants in APPSC  A Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University
in India established or incorporated by or under
Central Act, Provincial Act, a State Act or an
Institution recognized by the U.G.C. or an equivalent
qualification
10 Junior Assistants in Civil Supplies
11  Junior Assistants in Commissioner of Technical Education.
12  Junior Assistants in Commissioner of Transport Department
13  Junior Assistants in Commissioner of Labour
14  Junior Assistants in Fire & Emergency Service
15  Junior Assistants in PH & ME Dept
16  Junior Assistants in Engineer-in Chief, RWS&S Dept
17  Junior Assistants in A.P. Police Academy
18  Assistant Section Officers in A.P. Legislative Secretariat Sub Service
19  Junior Assistants in Director of Government Examinations
20  Junior Assistants in Commissioner of Social Welfare
21  Junior Assistants in Commissioner of Industries
22  Junior Assistants in Engineer in Chief, Roads & Buildings
23  Junior Assistants in Chief Electrical Inspectorate
24  Junior Assistants in Forest Department
 26  Junior Assistants in Director of B.C. Welfare Department
25 Municipal Commissioner Grade-III
in A.P. Municipal Commissioner
Sub. Service.
A Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University
in India established or incorporated by or under
Central Act, Provincial Act, a State Act or an
Institution recognized by the U.G.C. or an equivalent
qualification

Exam Pattern Details:

APPSC Group 2 Exam Conducts in Two Stages:
1. Written Examination (Objective Type) (Degree Standard)
2. Interview/Document Verification

1. Written Examination: The written examination conducted by APPSC is of objective type mode which includes Paper I, II & III.

Scheme of Examination:

Paper Subject Duration(Minutes) MaximumMarks Minimum Qualifying Marks
SC/ST/PH BC Others
Paper I General Studies 150 150      
Paper II (i) Social and Cultural History of AP (the History of various Social & Cultural movements in AP) (ii) General overview of the IndianConstitution 150 150      
Paper III Planning in India, Indian Economy. Contemporary problems and Developments in Rural Society with special reference to Andhra Pradesh 150 150      
TOTAL 450 135 157.5 180

1. The selections to these posts will be based on the marks/merit obtained by the candidates in the Written examination subject to rule of reservation, local reservation etc. duly following special representation as laid down in General Rule-22 and 22-A of A.P. State and Subordinate Service Rules, and also with due regard to special / technical qualifications if any.
2. Candidates must appear for all the three papers in written examination.
3. There will be no waiting list. If eligible candidates are not available, such vacancies will be carried forward to the next notification.

2. Interview/Document Verification: Candidates have to produce Original documents and other particulars at the time of verification.

Selection Procedure:

 1. Written Examination: The written examination conducted by APPSC is of objective type mode which includes Paper I, II & III. Paper I consists of General Studies, Paper II consists of Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh & General overview of the Indian Constitution and Paper III consists of Planning in India and Indian Economy. Each Paper carries 150 marks and its time duration is 2: 30 hours. The minimum qualifying marks for candidates is given below…
I. SC/ST/PH Candidates: 135 Marks
II. BC Candidates: 157.5 Marks
III. Others: 180 Marks

2. Interview/Document Verification: Only those candidates who qualify in the Written Examination by being ranked high & also based on the rule of reservation will be considered. The minimum qualifying marks for selection are OCs 40%, BCs 35%, SCs, STs & PHs 30% or as per rules.  The minimum qualifying marks are relaxable in the case of SC/ST/BC & PHs on the discretion of the Commission. The candidates will be selected and allotted to Service/ Department as per their rank in the merit list and as per Zonal preference along with he/she must be medically fit for allotment of candidates against the vacancies available. Candidates have to produce Original documents and other particulars for verification as and when required and called for.

The appointment of selected candidates will be subject to their being found medically fit in the appropriate medical classification, and if he is of sound health, active habits free from any bodily defect or infirmity.

Syllabus:

Paper I – General Studies:

1. General Science
2. Current Events of National and International Importance.
3. History of India and Indian National Movement. India and World Geography.
4. General Mental Ability.

5. Questions on General Science will cover General appreciation and understanding of science including matters of every day observation and experience, as may be expected of a well educated person who has not made a special study of any particular scientific discipline.  In current events, knowledge of significant national and international events will be tested.  In History of India, emphasis will be on broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic and political aspects. Questions on Indian National Movement will relate to the nature and character of the nineteenth century resurgence, growth of Nationalism and attainment of independence. In geography emphasis will be on geography of India. Questions on geography of India will relate to physical, social and economic geography of the country, including the main features of the Indian agricultural and natural resources. On general mental ability, the candidates will be tested on reasoning and analytical abilities.

6. Disaster Management (Source: CBSE Publications)
a. Concepts in disaster management and vulnerability profile of India / State of A.P.
b. Earth quakes / Cyclones / Tsunami / Floods / Drought – causes and effects.
c. Man made disasters – Prevention strategies.
d. Mitigation strategies / Mitigation measures.

Paper II – Social & Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh:

1. The Satavahanas and their contribution – social structure – Ikshvakus and their cultural contribution; Buddhism and Jainism; The Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi – their socio-cultural contribution – growth of Telugu language & Literature.

2. Socio- Cultural and Religious conditions in Andhra Desha between first and fifteenth
centuries of the Christian Era.

3. Establishment of British Rule – 1857 Revolt and its impact on Andhra and Hyderabad
Socio-cultural awakening ; Adi-Andhra/Dalit and Justice/self – respect movements; Growth of Nationalist Movement in Andhra between 1885 and  1947 – Role of socialists – communists – anti-zamindari-kisan movements.

4. Asafjahi Dynasty – socio-cultural awakening in Telangana -Adi-Hindu Movement – Nizam Rashtra Janasangham – Andhra Mahasabha – Andhra Saaraswata Parishat – Hyderabad State Congress and Vandemataram Movement.

5. Growth of Leftist / Communist Movement and Telangana People’s Armed Struggle –
Ittehadul-Muslimeen – Razakars-anti-Nizam Struggles and end of Nizam’s Rule.  Integration of Hyderabad State into Indian Union – Formation of Andhra Pradesh – Important historical events after 1956.

General Overview of the Indian Constitution:

1. Salient features of the Indian Constitution – Preamble, Fundamental Duties, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy and their relationship.

2. Distinctive features of Indian Federation – Distribution of Legislative Powers between the Union and the State; Relative roles of Legislature, Executive and Judiciary.  17

3. Community development experiment – 3 tier model of Panchayat Raj – 73rd and 74th amendments and their implementation.

4. Welfare Mechanism in India: Provisions for Scheduled Castes, Tribes and Minorities; Reservations for SC, ST and Backward Classes; Prevention of SC and ST Atrocities Act; National and State SC and ST Commission; Women’s Commission; National and States Minorities Commission and Human Rights Commission.

5. Unicameral and Bicameral Legislatures – Functions and crises of accountability, decline of legislature.

Paper III – Planning in India & Indian Economy:

1. Planning in Indian Economy – Socio-economic objectives and outlays of 5 year plans – Major controversies of planning in India – Alternative strategies – Goals and achievements – shortfall of different plans – Planning in the market – Major reforms/policy changes effect from 1991.

2. Broad fiscal, monetary, industrial trade and agricultural policies, objectives, rationale, constraints and effects.

3. Geographic size – Endowment of natural resources, population; size composition quality and growth trends – occupational distribution – effect of British rule with reference to drain theory and Laissez faire Policy.

4. Money banking and public finances – concept of money and measures of money supply  velocity of money banks and credit creation, determination of price level – inflation,  its causes and remedies , finance budget – taxes and non-tax revenue.

5. Meaning and measurements of growth- growth distribution and welfare, characteristics of under development, stages of development, sources of growth capital – human capital,

population, productivity, trade and aid, growth strategies – types of average measures – dispersion-correlation-index numbers; types, uses and limitations.

Contemporary Problems and Developments in Rural Society with Special Reference to Andhra Pradesh:

1. National Income & Main sectors of Economy, GDP (Gross Domestic Product), Per capita income and HDI (Human Development Index) as measures of development. Relative contribution of agriculture to income and employment in the recent four decades of AP.

2. Five year plans of AP – Outlays, Finance in public sector plan and resource allocation

pattern in the recent five year plan.

3. Need for and aims of land reforms in AP – Structure of land holdings in AP.  Forest, sown and irrigated area in AP. Cropping pattern.  Sources of Agricultural finance in AP – Agricultural subsidies.

4. Growth and structure of Industries in Andhra Pradesh , factories, small and tiny sectors, their comparison , growth , weaknesses and problems- Institutional and non-institutional – growth and structure of cooperatives in Andhra Pradesh – Share of cooperatives in total credits – adequacy and problems.

5. Structure of Agricultural outputs – administered prices including support and procurement prices – Public Distribution System in AP ; Service sector of AP – importance, composition and growth with special reference to transport and communication, tourism and information and biotechnology.

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