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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission Recruitment
  • Exam Frequency
    Annually
  • Official Website
    https://psc.ap.gov.in/
  • Exam Dates
    To be Notified
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    To be Notified
  • Start of Registration Process
    To be Notified
  • End of Registration Process
    To be Notified
  • Admit Card Release Date
    To be Notified
  • Display of Answer Key
    To be Notified
  • Declaration of Result
    To be Notified
Eligibilty Criteria

The candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the APPSC Recruitment 2022. The APPSC Eligibility Criteria involves educational qualification, age limit, and nationality. The candidate must be a citizen of India in order to apply for APPSC 2022. Here are the APPSC eligibility criteria:

APPSC 2022 Eligibility: Age Limit

The candidate applying for the APPSC 2022 must fulfil the age criteria as per the official notification.

  • Minimum Age: 18 Years
  • Maximum Age: 42 Years

The following table mentions the age criteria for some specific posts:

Posts Age Restriction
District Fire Officers 21-26 Years
Deputy Superintendent Of Jail(Men) 18-28 Years
Assistance Prohibition And Excise Superintendent 18-26 Years

APPSC Age Relaxaion

Age relaxation is offered by the Government of India to candidates from different categories for APPSC recruitment. The table below states the relaxation for different candidates:

Categories Age Relaxation
SC/ST/Backward Classes 5 Years
Physically Handicapped 10 Years
Ap State Government Employee 5 Years
Ex-servicemen Person 3 Years

APPSC Eligibility: Educational Qualifications

  • The applicant must have completed the graduation/post-graduation or equivalent qualification from a recognized institute or university.
  • The applicants who are appearing in the final year of their graduation degree are also eligible to apply for APPSC Recruitment 2022.
Exam Pattern

The APPSC is a two-tier-based examination. The candidates have to clear the Prelims as well as the Mains examination for the final selection. The candidates who qualify in the preliminary exam are shortlisted for the Mains exam and after Mains, the candidate is called for an interview.

The candidate qualifying all stages are recruited under the APPSC Recruitment. The APPSC Exam Pattern is discussed in detail below.

APPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

The APPSC Prelims exam is divided into two papers: General Studies and General Aptitude carrying 120 questions each.

Particulars Paper I – General Studies Paper-II – General Aptitude
Number of questions 120 questions 120 questions
Nature of questions Objective Type (MCQ) Objective Type (MCQ)
Duration 120 minutes 120 minutes
Maximum Marks 120 marks 120 marks
Negative Marking 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question
Name of the Sections
  • History and Culture – 30 marks
  • Constitution, Social Justice and International Relations – 30 marks
  • Indian Economy and Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning – 30 marks
  • Geography – 30 marks
  • General Mental Ability and Administrative and Psychological Abilities – 60 marks
  • Science and Technology – 30 marks
  • Current Events of Regional, National and International importance – 30 marks

APPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2022

The candidates who qualify for the APPSC Prelims Exam are further shortlisted for the Mains exam. There is a total of 7 papers in the APPSC Mains Exam and 2 of them are language papers of English and Telegu which are qualifying papers for the other 5 papers. The APPSC Mains Exam Pattern is discussed below in detail:

Subject No. of Questions Marks Time
English 3 questions each of 50 marks 150 180 Minutes
Telugu 3 questions each of 50 marks 150 180 Minutes
Paper-1 General Essay 3 questions each of 50 marks 150 180 Minutes
Paper-II History, Culture and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh 15 questions each of 10 marks 150 180 Minutes
Paper-III Polity, Constitution, Governance, Law and Ethics 15 questions each of 10 marks 150 180 Minutes
Paper-IV Economy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh 15 questions each of 10 marks 150 180 Minutes
Paper-V Science and Technology 15 questions each of 10 marks 150 180 Minutes
Total 750

APPSC Interview 2022

The candidates who will clear the Mains exam will be called for the interview process that will consist of 75 marks. The candidates who will qualify in the interview round will be selected for the final recruitment.

Syllabus

One must be well aware of the exam syllabus to crack the exam with ease. The APPSC Exam Syllabus is discussed below in detail.

APPSC Prelims Exam Syllabus

Paper 1 – General Studies Paper 2 – General Aptitude
History and Culture General Mental and Psychological Abilities
Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations Science and Technology
Indian and Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning Current Events of Regional, National and International importance
Geography -

APPSC Mains Exam Syllabus

The Mains exam comprises two qualifying papers and five merit ranking papers.

The APPSC syllabus for Group 1 Mains is:

Syllabus of APPSC Mains Qualifying Papers

Paper Important 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

Syllabus of APPSC Mains Merit Ranking Papers

Paper Important Topics
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.

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