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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission Group 2
  • Exam Frequency
    Annually
  • Official Website
    https://psc.ap.gov.in/(S(ylrepba2bhgx2lrg1h2ozcng))/Default.aspx
  • Exam Dates
    August 2022
Exam Dates
  • Start of Registration Process
    March 2022
  • End of Registration Process
    March 2022
  • Declaration of Result
    To be notified
Eligibilty Criteria

APPSC Group 2 Eligibility 2022

A candidate must know the minimum required qualification to be eligible for the APPSC Group 2 exam. Below we have given all the necessary qualifications required to be eligible:

APPSC Group 2 Age limit and Relaxation:

To be eligible for APPSC Group 2 the candidate must be in the group of 18-42 years of age but for certain categories, some relaxation is done. The following table summarises it:

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST/BC 5 years
AP State Government Employees* 5 years
PH 10 years
Ex-servicemen 3 years
NCC (who worked as an instructor) 3 years
Contract employees (state census department) 3 years

APPSC Group 2 Educational Qualification

A bachelor’s degree from a recognized university is a must for most posts but for certain high posts different education is required which is listed in detail in this table:

Name of the Post Educational Qualifications
Municipal Commissioner Grade-III B.Sc. or B.A. degree or any other equivalent qualifications
Asst. Commercial Tax Officer A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent qualifications
Deputy Tahsildar A bachelor’s degree
Assistant Labour Officer A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent qualifications
Assistant Development Officers A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent qualifications OR A diploma in Handloom Technology or Textile Technology, or an educational level similar, is required.
Extension Officer A bachelor’s degree in Commerce or Arts or Science
Prohibition & Excise Sub Inspector A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent qualifications
Assistant Register A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent qualifications
Executive Officer Grade-I A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent qualifications
Assistant Section Officer (GAD) A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent qualifications
Assistant Section Officer (Finance Dept.,) A bachelor’s degree in Commerce or Economics or Mathematics or its equivalent qualifications
Assistant Section Officer (Law Dept.,) A bachelor’s degree in Law or its equivalent qualifications
Assistant Section Officer (Legislature Dept.,) A bachelor’s degree
Senior Auditor A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent qualifications
Senior Accountant in Branch-I (Category-I) (HOD) in A.P. Treasuries & Accounts Sub Service A bachelor’s degree in Commerce or Economics or Mathematics along with a certificate in Web designing or PC Maintenance and Trouble Shooting or Office Automation. The certificate should be from the Board of Technical Education and Training, A.P., Hyderabad OR B.Tech /B.E. with information Technology or Computer Science or B.A. (Comp.) or B.Com.(Comp.) or B.Sc.(Comp.) or B.C.A.
Senior Accountant in A.P. Works & Accounts (Zone wise) Sub Service A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent qualifications and qualified test “Proficiency in Office Automation with the usage of Computer and associated software” of the APPSC / DSC
Senior Accountant in Branch-II (Category-I) A.P. Treasuries & Accounts (District) Sub Service A bachelor’s degree in Commerce or Economics or Mathematics along with a certificate in Web designing or PC Maintenance and Trouble Shooting or Office Automation. The certificate should be from the Board of Technical Education and Training, A.P., Hyderabad OR B.Tech /B.E. with information Technology or Computer Science or B.A. (Comp.) or B.Com.(Comp.) or B.Sc.(Comp.) or B.C.A.
Senior Accountant in Insurance A.P. G.L.I Sub service A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent qualifications
Junior Assistant in A. P. Public Service Commission in A.P. Ministerial Service / Labour Department in Ministerial Service / PH & ME Department in A.P. Ministerial Service / Director General of Prisons & Correctional Services / Agriculture Department in A.P. Ministerial Service/sugar and Cane Department in A.P. Ministerial Service / Roads & Building Department in A.P. Ministerial Service / Survey Settlement Department in A.P. Ministerial Service A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent qualifications
Junior Accountant in (Branch-I) various Departments in A.P. Treasuries and Accounts Sub-Service A bachelor’s degree; persons having a degree in Economics or Mathematics or Commerce will be preferred AND hold a certificate in Web designing or PC Maintenance and Trouble Shooting or Office Automation of the Board of Technical Education and Training, A.P., Hyderabad OR B.Tech /B.E. with information Technology or Computer Science or B.A. (Comp.) or B.Com.(Comp.) or B.Sc.(Comp.) or B.C.A.
Exam Pattern

The APPSC is a three-tier examination. The candidate is first required to appear for its prelims, then the main exam followed by an interview.

The candidates who qualify prelims are then required to appear for the main exam and then an interview is done for the final selection of candidates.

APPSC Group 2 Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

The preliminary section of the exam includes three sections each carrying 50 marks. The total duration of the exam is 150 minutes and 150 questions are asked in total. Although there is no negative marking. The three sections of the paper include:

  • General studies and mental ability
  • The social and cultural history of Andhra Pradesh
  • Indian constitution
Particulars Details
Mode of Exam Offline mode
Type of Questions Objective Type Questions (MCQs)
No. of Questions 150 Questions
Total Weightage 150 Marks (1 mark per question)
Duration of Exam 150 minutes
Negative Marking No Negative Marking

APPSC Group 2 Main Exam Pattern

The main exam of the APPSC Group 2 consists of 3 sections each carrying 150 marks for each section. The total exam duration is 450 minutes and the total marks are 450 marks of all the three sections included. It is an offline pen paper-based examination. The section is as follows:

  • Paper I: General Studies and Mental ability
  • Paper-II (A): Social and cultural history of Andhra Pradesh
  • Paper-II (B): General overview of Indian constitution
  • Paper III: Planning in India and Indian economy
Particulars Details
Mode of Exam Offline Mode (Pen and Paper Exam)
Type of Questions MCQ (Multiple choice question)
No. of Questions 450 (all three sections)
Total Weightage 450
Duration of Exam 450 minutes

APPSC Group 2 Main Paper I General Studies and Mental Ability

The particulars of paper 1 section are presented below:

Particulars Details
Mode of Exam Offline Mode (Pen and Paper Exam)
Type of Questions MCQ (Multiple choice question)
No. of Questions 150
Total Weightage 150
Duration of Exam 150 minutes

APPSC Group 2 Main Paper II Social And Cultural History Of Andhra Pradesh & General Overview Of The Indian Constitution

The particulars of the paper 2 section are presented below:

Particulars Details
Mode of Exam Offline Mode (Pen and Paper Exam)
Type of Questions MCQ (Multiple choice question)
No. of Questions 150
Total Weightage 150
Duration of Exam 150 minutes

APPSC Group 2 Main Paper III Planning In India And Indian Economy

The particulars of the paper 3 section are presented below:

Particulars Details
Mode of Exam Offline Mode (Pen and Paper Exam)
Type of Questions MCQ (Multiple choice question)
No. of Questions 150
Total Weightage 150
Duration of Exam 150 minutes

Note- The shortlisted candidates are then called for an interview and then for final document verification.

Syllabus

APPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2022 for Prelims Exam

The syllabus for prelims and main examination is curated as follows:

Section/Subjects Marks Syllabus
Section A: General Studies and Mental Ability 50 Applications of general science, international, national & regional current affairs, Events of national and international importance, Indian polity and governance, data analysis, logical interpretation, analytical ability & logical reasoning, environmental protection & sustainable development, the geography of India with focus on Andhra Pradesh, Social-economic and political history of modern India with emphases on Indian national movement etc.
Section B (I): Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh 50 Prehistoric cultures of AP, Geographical Features of Andhra and its impact on history and culture, important small & big dynasties that ruled Andhra Pradesh between 11th and 16th centuries A.D., the advent of Europeans, origin and growth of Andhra movement, events responsible for the formation of Andhra Pradesh state etc.
Section B(II): Indian Constitution Structure and functions of Indian Government, Nature of the Indian Constitution, amendment process to the constitution, Fundamental Duties, functions & structure of Indian Government, Judicial Review & Activism, welfare mechanisms in India, Indian political parties, powers and the functions of Constitutional Bodies such as CAG, State Public Service Commissions, UPSC and finance commission
Section C: Planning & Economy 50 present status & overview of Indian Economy, new economic reforms 1991, Indian agricultural & industrial policies, role of IT industries in development, types of resources, monetary policy of RBI, new foreign trade policy of India, causes and remedies of inflation, Goods and Service Tax (GST), national income and concepts, per capita income, economic policies of Andhra Pradesh, agriculture and industrial growth of Andhra Pradesh, resource development of Andhra Pradesh etc.
Total 150
Mains Syllabus

APPSC GROUP 2 Syllabus for Mains 2022

Paper/Subject Marks Syllabus
Paper I: General Studies & Mental Ability 150 Applications of general science, international, national & regional current affairs, Events of national and international importance, Indian polity and governance, data analysis, logical interpretation, analytical ability & logical reasoning, environmental protection & sustainable development, the geography of India with focus on Andhra Pradesh, Social-economic and political history of modern India with emphases on Indian national movement etc.
Paper-II (A): Social History of Andhra Pradesh i.e., the history of various social and Cultural Movements in Andhra Pradesh 150 Prehistoric cultures of AP, Geographical Features of Andhra and its impact on history and culture, important small & big dynasties that ruled Andhra Pradesh between 11th and 16th centuries A.D., the advent of Europeans, origin and growth of Andhra movement, events responsible for the formation of Andhra Pradesh state etc.
Paper-II (B): General overview of the Indian Constitution Structure and functions of Indian Government, Nature of the Indian Constitution, amendment process to the constitution, Fundamental Duties, functions & structure of Indian Government, Judicial Review & Activism, welfare mechanisms in India, Indian political parties, powers and the functions of Constitutional Bodies such as CAG, State Public Service Commissions, UPSC and finance commission
Paper III: Planning in India and Indian Economy Contemporary problems and developments in rural society with special reference to Andhra Pradesh 150 present status & overview of Indian Economy, new economic reforms 1991, Indian agricultural & industrial policies, role of IT industries in development, types of resources, monetary policy of RBI, new foreign trade policy of India, causes and remedies of inflation, Goods and Service Tax (GST), national income and concepts, per capita income, economic policies of Andhra Pradesh, agriculture and industrial growth of Andhra Pradesh, resource development of Andhra Pradesh etc.
Total 450

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