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About APPSC Group 2 2019
Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) conducts APPSC Group 2 exam for recruitment of candidates to executive and non-executive posts in AP Municipal Commissioner Subordinate Service, AP Commercial Taxes Sub- ordinate Service, AP Registration Sub-ordinate Service, AP State Audit Subordinate Service etc. APPSC Group 2 notification has been released. As many as 446 vacancies will be filled through this recruitment exam. According to APPSC Group 2 eligibility criteria, any graduate candidates in the age group of 18 to 42 years are eligible to appear for the exam. Selection of candidates for the respective posts are done through an screening test and mains exam. However, computer proficiency test (CPT) will be conducted for certain posts. The screening test of APPSC Group 2 is conducted by the commission if the number of vacancies are more than 25000. Candidates will be finally selected based on their performance in the mains exam.
APPSC Group 2 2019 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission Group 2 Exam|
|Short Exam Name||APPSC Group 2|
|Conducting Body||Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission|
|Frequency of Conduct||Vacancy Based|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||250 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Counselling||Online / Offline|
|Number of Seats||446 Seats|
APPSC Group 2 2019 Important Dates
APPSC Group 2 Main Exam (Session 2019)
Past Dates and Events
04 Feb, 2020
Result | Mode: Online
29 Aug, 2019 - 30 Aug, 2019
Exam | Mode: Online
APPSC Group 2 Screening Test (Session 2019)
Past Dates and Events
25 Jul, 2019
Result - APPSC Group 2 result | Mode: Online
25 Jul, 2019
Answer Key - Final | Mode: Online
09 May, 2019 - 16 May, 2019
Answer Key - Submission of objection | Mode: Offline
09 May, 2019
Answer Key - Provisional | Mode: Online
28 Apr, 2019 - 05 May, 2019
Admit Card | Mode: Online
05 May, 2019
Exam | Mode: Offline
APPSC Group 2 (Session 2019)
Past Dates and Events
10 Jan, 2019 - 10 Feb, 2019
Application | Mode: Online
10 Jan, 2019 - 09 Feb, 2019
Last date of fee payment | Mode: Online
31 Dec, 2018
Advertisement | Mode: Online
APPSC Group 2 2019 Eligibility Criteria
The post-wise eligibility criteria of APPSC Group 2 in terms of educational qualification, nationality and age limit has been prescribed by the examination authority. Candidates willing to apply for APPSC Group 2 2019 must check the below-mentioned eligibility criteria. Candidates who does not meet prescribed eligibility criteria will be rejected from the recruitment exam.
APPSC Group 2 Eligibility Criteria as per Educational Qualification
The minimum educational qualification as per APPSC Group 2 eligibility criteria is graduation.
APPSC Group 2 Eligibility Criteria as per Age Limit
The maximum age limit is 42 years while the minimum age limit is 18 years. The upper age limit relaxation is provided to reserved category candidates.
APPSC Group 2 Eligibility Criteria as Physical Measurement
The physical requirement for men and women is given below.
The height should not be less than 165 cms
- Candidates height must not be less than 152.5 cms.
- Must not weigh less than 45.5 kgs.
APPSC Group 2 2019 Application Process
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
The application form of APPSC has been released on January 10, 2019. The last date to fill APPSC Group 2 application form is February 10, 2019. Only online application will be accepted for the recruitment exam. To submit application, candidates have to pay the requisite examination fees which can be paid through net banking/credit card/debit card. The application processing fee is Rs 250 while examination fee is Rs 80. SC, ST, BC, PH & Ex-Service Men etc are exempted from paying the examination fees
The procedure to apply online for APPSC Group 2 is explained below.
- Applicants will have to first create one time profile registration.
- For this, candidates will have to enter Aadhaar details, basic details, address, educational qualification and sign the declaration.
- Before submitting the details, candidates are advised to read the data entered by them carefully.
- Enter the captcha and click on the submit button.
- Candidate’s reference ID will be created.
- After the application fee ID will be generated, candidates can pay their fees.,
- Select the fee payment option - net banking/credit card/debit card.
- Once candidates pay their fees, the PDF application form will be generated.
|SC, OBC, ST||Online||Male, Female||₹ 80|
|General||Online||Male, Female||₹ 250|
General studies and mental ability
Events of national and international importance
Current affairs-international, national, and regional
General science and its applications to the day to day life contemporary developments in science and technology, and information technology
Social-economic and political history of modern India with emphases on Indian national movement
Indian polity and governance
|Constitutional issues, public policy, reforms, and e-governance initiatives|
Geography of India with focus on Andhra Pradesh
|Vulnerability profile, prevention, and mitigation strategies, application of remote sensing and GIS in the assessment of disaster|
Sustainable development and environmental protection
Logical reasoning, analytical ability, and logical interpretation
|Tabulation of data visual representation of data basic data analysis (summary statistics such as mean, median, mode, and variance) and interpretation|
Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its administrative, economic, social, cultural, political, and legal implications/ problems
Social and cultural history of Andhra Pradesh
Social and cultural history of Andhra Pradesh
|Geographical features of Andhra, its impact on history and culture, pre-historic cultures, the Satavahanas, the Ikshvakus, socio-economic and religious conditions, literature, art, and architecture, the Vishnukundins, the eastern Chalukyas of Vengi|
|Telugu Cholas, society, religion, Telugu language, literature, art, and architecture|
Various major and minor dynasties that ruled Andhradesa between 11th and 16th centuries A.D.
Socio-cultural and religious conditions in Andhradesa between 11th to 16th centuries A.D., social structure, caste system, status of women
Growth of Telugu language, literature, art, architecture, and painting
Advent of europeans
|Trade centers, Andhra under the company, 1857 revolt and its impact on Andhra, establishment of British rule, socio-cultural awakening, justice party/ self respect movements, growth of nationalist movement in Andhra between 1885 to 1947|
|Role of socialists, communists, anti-zamindari and kisan movements|
|Growth of nationalist poetry, revolutionary literature, Nataka Samasthalu and women participation|
Origin and growth of Andhra movement
|Role of Andhra mahasabhas, prominent leaders, events leading to the formation of Andhra state 1953|
|Role of press and newspapers in the Andhra movement|
|Role of library movement and folk and tribal culture|
Events leading to the formation of Andhra Pradesh state
|Visalandhra mahasabha, states reorganization commission and its recommendations, gentlemen agreement, important social and cultural events between 1956 and 2014|
Nature of the Indian constitution
|Constitutional development, salient features of Indian constitution, preamble, fundamental rights, directive principles of state policy and their relationship, fundamental duties, distinctive features, unitary and federal|
Structure and functions of Indian government
|Legislative, executive, and judiciary, types of legislatures- unicameral, bicameral, executive, parliamentary, judiciary-judicial review, judicial activism|
Distribution of legislative and executive powers between the union and the states
Legislative, administrative and financial relations between the union and the states
Powers and the functions of constitutional bodies
UPSC, state public service commissions, CAG and finance commission
|Need for reforms, Rajmannar committee, Sarkaria commission, M.M. Punchchi commission, unitary and federal features of Indian constitution|
Amendment process to the constitution
|Centralization Vs decentralization, community development programs, Balwantray Mehta, Ashok Mehta committees 73rd and 74th constitutional amendment acts and their Implementation|
Indian political parties
|National, regional, one party, bi-party, multi-party systems, regionalism and sub-regionalism, demand for new states, Sri Krishna committee, national integration, threats to Indian unity|
Welfare mechanisms in India
|Provisions for scheduled castes, tribes and minorities, reservations for SCs, STs, and backward classes, prevention of SCs and STs atrocities act, national and state SCs, STs, and BCs commissions, women's commission|
|National and state minorities commissions, human rights commission, RTI, Lokpal, and Lok Ayukt|
Planning and economy
Indian economy and present status
|Socio-economic goals and achievements, new economic reforms 1991, regulation of the economy, creation of regulatory bodies-NITI Aayog, cooperative federalism, and decentralization of financial resources|
|Lack of inclusive growth and sustainable development-causes, consequences, and solutions|
|Agricultural policies, contribution of agriculture to India's GDP, issues of financing, production, marketing, and distribution of agriculture|
|Industrial policies, main features of industrial development in India, sectoral composition, roles of private and public sectors in employment , productivity, role of IT industries in development|
Resources and development
|Types of resources, physical capital and finance capital, population, size, composition, and growth, trends; occupational distribution of work force-human development index as a measurement of development|
|Resources and development|
Money, banking, and public finance
|Monetary policy of RBI, fiscal policy-objectives, fiscal imbalance and deficit finance, new foreign trade policy|
|Current account imbalances; FDI|
|Inflation, its causes and remedies; budget-taxes and non-tax revenue|
|Goods and service tax (GST)|
|National income and concepts, gross domestic product, net domestic product, per capita income|
Economic policies of Andhra Pradesh
|Socio economic welfare programmes of government of Andhra Pradesh, composition of population in Andhra Pradesh-rural, urban, sex ratio, age distribution|
Agriculture and industrial growth of Andhra Pradesh
|Contribution of agriculture to income and employment in Andhra Pradesh|
|Land reforms in Andhra Pradesh, cropping pattern, irrigation policy of Andhra Pradesh, sources of agricultural finances, agricultural subsidies, public distribution system in Andhra Pradesh|
|Industrial development in Andhra Pradesh, growth and structure of industries, incentives to industries, industrial corridors in and SEZs in Andhra Pradesh, bottlenecks for industrial development, power projects|
Resource development of Andhra Pradesh
|Andhra Pradesh budgetary resources and constraints, fulfillment of the conditions of Andhra Pradesh bifurcation act, central assistance and issues of conflict, public debt and projects of external assistance|
|Andhra Pradesh state gross domestic product, comparison with India and neighboring states|
The exam pattern of APPSC Group 2 has been prescribed by the examination authority, APPSC. The screening test will carry 150 marks. Questions in the test will asked from General Studies and Mental Ability, Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh and Indian Constitution and Planning and Economy. The screening test will be conducted offline. The mains exam will have questions from General Studies and Mental Ability, Social History of Andhra Pradesh & general overiew of the Indian Constitution and Planning in India and Indian Economy Comtemporary problems and developments in Rural Society with special reference to Andhra Pradesh. The test will carry 450 marks. The Proficiency in Office Automation with usage of Computers and Associated Software carries 50 marks.
The admit card will be issued to candidates seven days before the exam. APPSC Group 2 admit card 2019 will be available online. Candidates will have to enter the required credentials to download APPSC Group 2 hall ticket. Candidates will be able to check the exam date, centre, roll number and time of exam in the admit card. For any error in APPSC hall ticket 2019, candidates should inform the APPSC helpdesk for correction.
APPSC Group 2 2019 Exam Centers
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit card
- Aadhaar card
- PAN card
- Driving license
- College ID
- Government issued ID card
- Voter ID card
APPSC will publish the answer key of APPSC Group 2 after the exam. APPSC Group 2 answer key will be available online for all sets of question booklets. Candidates having objection with regard to APPSC Group 2 answer key can submit their representation within one week of the release of answer key. The objection if any will be reviewed by the subject-matter experts and if there are any changes the commission will publish the final answer key.
The result of APPSC Group 2 will be declared online by APPSC separately in three stages - screening test, mains exam and Computer Proficiency Test (CPT). APPSC Group 2 result 2019 of screening test will be declared in June 2019. On the basis of candidates performance in screening test, they will be selected for mains examination. APPSC Group 2 2019 result of mains exam will be declared in August 2019. Based on the result of mains exam, candidates will be selected for document verification. For certain posts computer proficiency test (CPT) will be conducted which is qualifying in nature. Candidates will be selected for the various posts based on their performance in mains examination. The marks of candidates will be released few days after the declaration of APPSC Group 2 result which will be available in PDF format.
APPSC Group 2 2019 Cutoff
The minimum qualifying marks of APPSC mains exam have been prescribed by APPSC as per different categories. The minimum qualifying marks for OC category is 40% while it is 35% for SC category. The qualifying marks for SC,ST and PH categories is 30%.
APPSC Group 2 2019 Selection Process
Candidates for various posts under APPSC Group 2 recruitment will be selected based on their performance in the mains examination. APPSC might conduct a screening test if the number of applicants are more than 25000. In case the screening test is conducted, candidates based on their merit will be selected for the mains examination. The ratio of candidates to be selected for the mains examination will be 1:50. If the screening test is not conducted then all the eligible candidates will be allowed to appear for the mains examination. Candidates qualifying the mains examination will be called for Computer Proficiency Test or Proficiency in Office Automation with Usage of Computers and Associated Software Test. This test is conducted for certain posts. According to APPSC Group 2 selection process, candidates will be allotted to various departments as per their rank in the merit list as well as their Zonal Preferences.