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Eligibilty Criteria

APPSC Panchayat Secretary Age Limit

An applicant's minimum age should be at least 18 years old. The maximum age restriction is 42 years old. Applicants who fall into one of the following categories, however, are given a break on the maximum age restriction.

Category Age Relaxation
SC, ST, BC 5 years
PH 10 years
Ex-servicemen and N.C.C. (who have worked as an instructor in N.C.C.) Maximum 3 years or equivalent to years under service
Andhra Pradesh State Government Employees Maximum 5 years
Retrenched temporary employees in the state Census Dept. with a minimum service of 6 months 3 years
Widows divorced women, and women judicially separated from their husbands and are not remarried belonging to SC/ST 6 years
Widows divorced women, and women judicially separated from their husbands and are not remarried not belonging to SC/ST 1 year

APPSC Panchayat Secretary Educational Qualification and Other Criteria

Candidates must have completed a degree from a recognized Indian university or institution.

  • The candidate must be Indian.
  • The candidate must be a resident of Andhra Pradesh and meet the conditions for Local / Non-Local status.
Exam Pattern

here are 3 rounds of selection in the Panchayat Secretary Exam. The first one is a screening test which is followed by the Main Examination. There will be 2 main papers namely Paper-1 and Paper-2. Paper 1 consists of questions on General Studies and Mental Ability. Paper 2 consists of questions related to Rural Development and Problems in rural areas with special reference to Andhra Pradesh.

Marking Scheme: For every correct answer, candidates are awarded a +1 mark. In case of a wrong answer, 0.25 mark will be deducted.

Written Examination (Objective Type) Degree Standard Number of Questions Duration (minutes) Maximum Marks
Screening test 150 150 150
Main Examination Paper-1 150 150 150
Main Examination Paper-2 150 150 150

Screening Test Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of the Screening Test is as follows:

Written Examination (Objective Type) Degree Standard Number of Questions Duration (minutes) Maximum Marks
Part A: General Studies & Mental Ability 75 75 150
Rural Development and Problems in Rural Areas with special reference to Andhra Pradesh 75 75

Mains Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of the Mains Exam is as follows:

Written Examination (Objective Type) Degree Standard Number of Questions Duration (minutes) Maximum Marks
Part A: General Studies & Mental Ability 150 150 300
Rural Development and Problems in Rural Areas with special reference to Andhra Pradesh 150 150
Syllabus
Subject Syllabus
Paper I General Studies and Mental Ability
  • National and international events
  • Current Affairs
  • General Science and its applications in daily lives, along with Science and Technological development
  • The socio-economic and political history of India with emphasis on Andhra Pradesh
  • Indian Polity and governance
  • Economic Development in India
  • Physical Geography of India
  • Disaster Management
  • Sustainable development
  • Logical reasoning
  • Analytical ability
  • Data interpretation
  • Data analysis
  • Visual representation of data
  • Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Political, Cultural, and Legal implications
Paper-II Rural Development and Problems in Rural Areas with special emphasis on Andhra Pradesh
  • Evolution of Panchayati Raj System in India including Constitutional Amendments
  • Evolution of the Panchayati Raj system in Andhra Pradesh
  • Roles and responsibilities of Panchayat Secretary
  • Rural sociology
  • Flagship rural development schemes
  • Kep schemes of Panchayati Raj Department in Andhra Pradesh
  • The rural economy of Andhra Pradesh
  • Rural credit scenario of Andhra Pradesh
  • Community-based organizations
  • Women empowerment and economic development
  • Revenue and expenditure management
  • Accounting and administrative funds

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