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APPSC Group 2

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission Group 2 Exam

Overview

The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission Group-2 is an annual examination held by the state of Andhra Pradesh to hire candidates for both gazetted and non-gazetted jobs in the state. The exam is divided into three stages: prelims, mains, and a personal interview examination. Candidates who pass all three rounds are invited to the final round of selection.

Highlights:

Particulars  Information 
Exam  APPSC Group 2
Conducted by Andhra Pradesh Public Service commission
Level of exam State Level
Frequency of exam Once a year
Mode of exam Offline/ Online
Stages of the exam Prelims, Mains, Interview
Application fees INR 330 (General) / INR 80 (Reserved Category)

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Eligibility

Age Restrictions: To be eligible for APPSC Group 2, candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 42, with limited exceptions for reserved categories.

  • 3 years for Ex-servicemen/ NCC (Instructor)/ Contract Employee for State Census Dept.
  • 5 years for SC/ST/BC/AP State Govt. Employees. 
  • 10 years for Ph.

 

Educational Qualification: Most positions require a bachelor's degree from an acknowledged university; however, for certain high-level posts, additional education is required, as shown below:

Municipal Commissioner Grade-III Graduation (B.Sc./ B.A.) or similar
Asst. Commercial Tax Officer Graduation degree or similar
Deputy Tahsildar Graduation degree
Officer- Assistant Labour Graduation degree or similar
Officer - Assistant Development Graduation degree or similar OR diploma in Textile Technology/ Handloom Technology or similar.
Extension Officer Graduation Degree in Arts/Commerce/Science 
Prohibition/ Excise Sub Inspector Graduation degree or similar
Assistant Register Graduation degree or similar
Executive Officer Grade-I Graduation degree or similar
Assistant Section Officer (GAD) Graduation degree or similar
Assistant Section Officer (Finance Dept.) Graduation degree in Economics/ Commerce/ Mathematics or similar
Assistant Section Officer (Law Dept.) Graduation degree in Law or similar
Assistant Section Officer (Legislature Dept.) Graduation degree
Senior Auditor Graduation degree or similar
Senior Accountant in Branch-I {A.P. Treasuries & Accounts Sub Service}  Graduation degree in or Economics/ Commerce/ Mathematics and certificate in PC Maintenance or Trouble Shooting or Office Automation. B.Tech. /B.E. with IT or Computer Science or B.Com.(Comp.)/ B.A. (Comp.)/ B.Sc. (Comp.)/ B.C.A.
Senior Accountant in A.P. Works & Accounts (Zone wise) Sub Service Graduation Degree or similar and qualified test “Office Automation proficiency with usage of Computer and associated software” of the APPSC / DSC
Senior Accountant in Branch-II {A.P. Treasuries & Accounts (District) Sub Service} Graduation degree in or Economics/ Commerce/ Mathematics and certificate in PC Maintenance or Trouble Shooting or Office Automation. B.Tech. /B.E. with IT or Computer Science or B.Com.(Comp.)/ B.A. (Comp.)/ B.Sc. (Comp.)/ B.C.A.
Senior Accountant in Insurance A.P. G.L.I Sub service Graduation degree or similar 
Junior Assistant/ Public Service Commission in A.P. Ministerial Service / PH & ME Department /Labour Department in A.P. Ministerial Service / Director General of Prisons & Correctional Services / Agriculture Department/ Sugar and Cane Dept. / Roads & Building Dept. / Survey Settlement Dept. in A.P. Ministerial Service Graduation degree or similar
Junior Accountant in (Branch-I) various Departments in A.P. Treasuries and Accounts Sub-Service Graduation Degree in Mathematics/ Economics/ Commerce and a certificate in PC Maintenance/ Web designing/ Trouble Shooting or Office Automation of the Board of Technical Education and Training, A.P., Hyderabad OR B.Tech. /B.E. with IT or Computer Science/ B.Com.(Comp.)/ B.A. (Comp.)/ B.Sc. (Comp.)/ B.C.A.

Syllabus

The APPSC Group 2 prelims test is an objective type exam that is administered offline at several approved exam centres around the state. The prelims test serves as a filter for the main exam, weeding away unqualified students from the rest of the exam procedure. The APPSC Syllabus is the same for both the preliminary and main examinations. The sole difference between the prelims and the main test is the level of the questions answered. Candidates must prepare the same topics for both the preliminary and final exams. As a result, applicants should prepare the material thoroughly in order to cover both the prelims and the main test.
 

The Group 2 Syllabus of the APPSC is broken into four divisions.

  • Mental Ability/ General Studies 
  • Andhra Pradesh: Social/ Cultural History 
  • Indian Constitution: General Overview 

 

Indian Economy Contemporary Problems/ Planning in India/ Developments in Rural Society with Special Reference to AP.
Following the APPSC Group 2 main exam, office automation with computer use and accompanying software examination will be held. This is a qualifying test, and applicants must obtain the following qualifying marks in order to pass.

  Qualifying marks
SC/ST/PH 15
Backward Classes 17.5
O. C’s (including ex-servicemen) 20

Exam Pattern

To be selected for the final round of APPSC Group-2 Services Recruitment 2021, candidates must pass both the prelims and mains exams. The preliminary examination is followed by the mains, which is subsequently followed by an interview.
 

Prelims Exam Pattern:

The prelims test is just a screening exam, and the marks obtained by candidates in the APPSC Group 2 prelims exam are not used to determine final merit. Despite the fact that it is simply a screening test, the relevance of the prelim’s exam is quite high since qualifying in the prelim exam is required before the applicant may compete in the main exam.
The prelims test consists of only one paper with three components. The paper has a time constraint of 150 minutes. The following is the paper's structure:

Mental Ability/ General Studies 150 Questions/ 150 Marks
Andhra Pradesh & India Constitution: Social  & Cultural History      
Economy & Planning

 

Mains Exam Pattern: 

The APPSC Group 2 main exam is likewise of the objective kind, as opposed to the APPSC Group 1 main exam, which is of the descriptive form. The main test consists of three exams, each with a time restriction of 150 minutes. The main exam is structured as follows.

Mental Ability/ General Studies 150 Questions/ 150 Marks
Andhra Pradesh: Social History,
Social/Cultural Movements, &
Indian Constitution: General Overview
150 Questions/ 150 Marks
Indian Economy & Planning in India
Development in Rural Society/ Contemporary
Problem w.r.t. Andhra Pradesh  
150 Questions/ 150 Marks

All three papers are computer-based tests that must be completed online (CBT). Negative marking is applicable in both the prelims and mains exams. For each incorrect response noted by the candidate, a penalty of one-third of the marks awarded to the question will be imposed.
There will be no negative grading for answers that are left blank or are not indicated by the candidates.

Exam Paper

  • Attendance at all computer-based examination/main examination papers is required. Absence from any of the papers will result in the candidate's disqualification. Only the openings that have been advertised will be filled. There will not be a waiting list. Candidates who obtained their degrees through Open Universities/Distance Education must be acknowledged by the Distance Education Council, Government of India.
     

Exam Prepare

Syllabus 
The APPSC Group 2 prelims test is an objective type exam that is administered offline at several approved exam centres around the state. The prelims test serves as a filter for the main exam, weeding away unqualified students from the rest of the exam procedure. The APPSC Syllabus is the same for both the preliminary and main examinations. The sole difference between the prelims and the main test is the level of the questions answered. Candidates must prepare the same topics for both the preliminary and final exams. As a result, applicants should prepare the material thoroughly in order to cover both the prelims and the main test.
The Group 2 Syllabus of the APPSC is broken into four divisions.
Mental Ability/ General Studies 
Andhra Pradesh: Social/ Cultural History 
Indian Constitution: General Overview 
Indian Economy Contemporary Problems/ Planning in India/ Developments in Rural Society with Special Reference to AP.
Following the APPSC Group 2 main exam, an office automation with computer use and accompanying software examination will be held. This is a qualifying test, and applicants must obtain the following qualifying marks in order to pass.

  Qualifying marks
SC/ST/PH 15
Backward Classes 17.5
O. C’s (including ex-servicemen) 20


Exam Pattern 
To be selected for the final round of APPSC Group-2 Services Recruitment 2021, candidates must pass both the prelims and mains exams. The preliminary examination is followed by the mains, which is subsequently followed by an interview.
Prelims Exam Pattern: The prelims test is just a screening exam, and the marks obtained by candidates in the APPSC Group 2 prelims exam are not used to determine final merit. Despite the fact that it is simply a screening test, the relevance of the prelim’s exam is quite high since qualifying in the prelim’s exam is required before the applicant may compete in the main exam.
The prelims test consists of only one paper with three components. The paper has a time constraint of 150 minutes. The following is the paper's structure:

Mental Ability/ General Studies 150 Questions/ 150 Marks
Andhra Pradesh & India Constitution: Social  & Cultural History      
Economy & Planning

Mains Exam Pattern: 
The APPSC Group 2 main exam is likewise of the objective kind, as opposed to the APPSC Group 1 main exam, which is of the descriptive form. The main test consists of three exams, each with a time restriction of 150 minutes. The main exam is structured as follows.

Mental Ability/ General Studies 150 Questions/ 150 Marks
Andhra Pradesh: Social History,
Social/Cultural Movements, &
Indian Constitution: General Overview
150 Questions/ 150 Marks
Indian Economy & Planning in India
Development in Rural Society/ Contemporary
Problem w.r.t. Andhra Pradesh  
150 Questions/ 150 Marks

All three papers are computer-based tests that must be completed online (CBT). Negative marking is applicable in both the prelims and mains exams. For each incorrect response noted by the candidate, a penalty of one-third of the marks awarded to the question will be imposed.
There will be no negative grading for answers that are left blank or are not indicated by the candidates.

Exam Important Date

Application Form Availability March 1st Week, 2022
Last Date March 23rd, 2022
APPSC Group 2 Admit Card August, 2022
Prelims exam date August, 2022
Prelims Answer Keys TBA
Prelims results September, 2022
Mains Exam Date November, 2022
Main Answer Keys TBA
Mains Result TBA
Interview APPSC Group 2  TBA
 Final Result TBA

Exam Application Process

The APPSC Group 2 exam consists of three phases: Preliminaries, Mains, Interview.

APPSC Group 2 Prelims Exam (Screening): Following the application procedure, the APPSC will hold the APPSC Group 2 Prelims test in offline format at various locations around the state. The APPSC Group 2 screening test, as the name implies, is just for screening applicants for the main exam. The results of the screening exam are not factored towards the final merit. To sit in each phase of the test, an APPSC Group 2 exam admit card is required.

APPSC Group 2 Main Examination: The online main test is only given at specific locations, and the scores received in the APPSC Group 2 main exam are put together to determine the final merit.

Interview for APPSC Group 2: The interview is the final element of the APPSC Group 2 test, and the marks earned in the interview are added to the overall merit. The interview will take place at the APPSC's office in Vijayawada. The APPSC Group 2 results for each phase will be published individually by the commission.

Cut Off: 

The APPSC publishes the cut-offs for the Group 2 exam prelims and mains separately. Candidates who meet the APPSC Group 2 prelims cut-off will be allowed to take the mains test, which is the next step of the selection process. The results of the preliminary test will not be used to compile the final APPSC Group 2 cut-off list. The final cut-off list is based exclusively on the APPSC Group 2 mains results. Applicants who pass the mains cut-off will be called in for document verification. The APPSC Group 2 cut-off list includes category-specific cut-off points.

The cut-off list for the previous year's prelims is as follows:

  Qualifying cut-off Qualifying marks
General 40% 60
OBC 35% 52.5
SC 30% 45
ST 30% 45

 

The cut-off list for previous year's Mains is as follows:

  Qualifying cut-off Qualifying marks
General 40% 180
OBC 35% 157.5
SC 30% 135
ST 30% 135

Exam Center

Prelims exam centre  Main exam centre
Visakhapatnam Nellore Guntur Visakhapatnam
Tirupathi Vizianagaram Srikakulam Tirupati
Kadapa Vijayawada Anantapur Vijayawada
Ongole Kakinada   Ananthapur
Eluru Kurnool    

FAQ

Q1. How long does the APPSC Group 2 Prelims test last?
Ans.
The APPSC Group 2 Prelims test lasts 2 hours 30 minutes (150 minutes) and carries 150 marks for all three topics.

Q2. How can I get my APPSC Group 2 Admit Card?
Ans.
Candidates may obtain their APPSC Group 2 Admit Card by providing proper login information such as their user ID and password. If there are any errors on the APPSC Group 2 Admit Card, the applicant must notify the administration.

Q3. Is the APPSC Group 2 Exam complicated?
Ans.
No, the most important factor to passing the APPSC Group 2 test is the correct preparation approach, hard effort, and planning. Because the difficulty level is moderate, a good APPSC group 2 study plan and preparation are required.

Q4. What are the main elements to remember before reviewing APPSC Group 2 Results?
Ans.
Check the APPSC Group 2 results on the official website, compute your marks, and notify the authorities if there is any problem.

Q5. How much does it cost to apply for the APPSC Group 2 Exam?
Ans.
The application cost for the General Category is INR 330, whereas it is INR 80 for SC/ST/OBC/PH/Ex-Servicemen. Candidates can pay their application costs online using a credit card, debit card, or net banking. The candidate's application fee will not be returned under any circumstances.

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