About APPSC Group 4 2019

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) will invite the online application forms for the recruitment of Group-IV Services (Junior Accountants in Treasures & Accounts Subordinate Service and Junior Assistants in APMS) in December 2019. Candidates will be required to fill the online application form of APPSC Group 4 2019 before the last date. However, it is important that candidates read the eligibility criteria of APPSC Group 4 exam and then only proceed to fill the online application form. Candidates should appear in the written exam (objective type) in August 2019 to get the eligibility for appointment to the Group-IV posts. 

The exam will be conducted according to the prescribed exam pattern of APPSC Group 4 examination. Candidates will be required to answer questions based on the syllabus of APPSC Group 4 as released by the commission. The APPSC group 4 exam 2019 will be divided into two papers -  Paper 1 (General Studies) and Paper 2 (Secretarial Abilities). The final selection of candidates will be made on the basis of marks obtained in the written examination.

Frequency: Vacancy Based
Languages English
Conducting Body: Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission
Duration 5 Hours

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APPSC Group 4 2019 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

20 Feb, 2020 - 19 Mar, 2020 (Tentative)

Application | Mode: Online

APPSC Group 4 2019 Eligibility Criteria

APPSC Group 4 Eligibility Criteria 2019:

Age Limit: Candidates should have minimum 18 years of age and maximum 42 years of age.  

Age Relaxation:

  • Retrenched temporary employees in the State Census Department with a minimum service of 6 months – 3 years

  • Andhra Pradesh State Government Employees – 5 years

  • NCC Instructor – 3 years

  • SC/ST & BC – 5 years

  • Physically Handicapped Persons (PwD) – 10 years

  • Ex-Servicemen – 3 years

Educational Qualification: He/She must have passed the Intermediate examination conducted by the Government of Andhra Pradesh or its equivalent.

  • For Junior Accountants post – Candidates should have passed in Intermediate Examination conducted by the Board of Intermediate Examination or Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) or BSc/B.Com/BA(Computer Science) or B.Tech/BE with Computer Science or Information Technology.

APPSC Group 4 2019 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

APPSC Group 4 2019 Application Details:

  • Step-1: Before filling the online application form, candidates have to pay the application fee.

  • Application Fee: 

    • Processing Fee - Rs.250 and Exam Fee - Rs.80

    • Exam Fee exempted categories -  

      • SC, ST, BC, PH & Ex-Servicemen

      • Unemployed youth in the age group of 18 to 42

      • Families having Household Supply White Card issued by Civil Supplies Department, Andhra Pradesh

  • Payment Mode: Net Banking/Credit card/Debit Card.

  • First candidates need to fill the basic personal details at the payment gateway without any mistakes,

    • Name

    • Date of Birth

    • Gender

    • Father Name

    • Mother Name

    • Community

  • After the successful completion of application fee payment, Journal number will be issued to the candidates.

  • Step-2: Online Application Form:

    • Candidates should open the online application form link available on the website.

    • Then fill up the following details in the online application form to proceed further.

      • Journal Number

      • Date of Payment

      • Date of Birth

    • Click on the ‘submit’ button to complete the online application form process.

  • Step-3: Upload Photograph and Signature:

    • Candidates should have the scanned images of passport size photo and sign in the prescribed format.

    • Then upload the photograph and signature in the website.

NOTE: Candidates can request for the change in the data of online application form within one week. For any queries related to online application form submission, contact – 04023120055 or mail - appschelpdesk@gmail.com.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online Male, Female ₹ 330
SC, ST, OBC Online Male, Female ₹ 80

APPSC Group 4 2019 Syllabus

Screening test
Current affairs - international, national and regional
Economic development in India since independence
Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation
Evolution of panchayat raj system in India including constitutional amendments and reports of various committees
Paper I - General studies and mental ability
Events of national and international importance
History of modern India with emphasis upon Indian national movement
Economic development in India since independence
Over view of Indian constitution
Sustainable development and environmental protection
Paper II - Rural development and problems in rural areas with special reference to Andhra Pradesh
Evolution of panchayat raj system in India including constitutional amendments and reports of various committees
Evolution of panchayat raj system in Andhra Pradesh
Roles and responsibilities of panchayat secretary
Rural sociology
Key schemes of panchayat raj department of A.P
Community based organizations and convergence of welfare schemes
Women empowerment and economic development through self help groups
Revenue and expenditure management of local bodies
Accounting and administering funds received under various schemes

APPSC Group 4 2019 Preparation Tips

APPSC Group 4 Preparation Tips:

  • We advised the candidates that don't read too many books for preparation.

  • The question will mainly depend on the newspaper. Candidates can write down daily main topics related to geography, polity, economy, seminars, S&T issues, awards etc.

  • We suggest some books for exam preparation,

    • AP SCERT Text Books

    • NCERT Text Books

    • Andhra Pradesh History - BSL Hanumanthrao

    • Modern Andhra Pradesh – Raghunatharao

    • M. Laxmikanth’s Indian Polity

    • Manoj Tiwari - Environmental Studies

    • Telugu academy books for both AP/ Indian economy

    • Budgets of India and AP of that year

    • CBSE Text Books on Disaster Management

    • Good current affairs magazine

    • Daily Newspaper

    • NIOS Textbooks on Environment

    • RS Agarwal’s Quantitative Aptitude Book

  • History:

    • C. Raya Choudhari – Social Cultural and Economic History of India

    • C. Majumdar – Raya Choudhari & Datta – Advanced History of India

    • C Ganguly – Eastern Chalukyas

    • Sumit Sarkar – Writing Social History

APPSC Group 4 2019 Exam Pattern

APPSC Group 4 Paper 1 Exam Pattern

APPSC Group 4 2019 Exam Pattern for Paper 1:

  • The Paper-1 will be of written exam (objective type).
  • There are totally 150 questions (150 marks).
  • For each wrong answer, 1/3rd of the marks will be penalized.
  • Paper-1: General Studies Topics: History, Geography, Civics, Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Current Affairs, and Disaster Management.



No. of Questions

Duration (minutes)

Maximum Marks

Paper 1

General Studies




APPSC Group 4 Paper 2 Exam Pattern

APPSC Group 4 2019 Exam Pattern for Paper 2:

  • Paper 2 includes questions from Secretarial Abilities (Mental Ability (Verbal and non-verbal), Logical Reasoning, Comprehension, Re-arrangement of sentences, Numerical and Arithmetical abilities).
  • The detailed information of exam pattern is given below.
  • 1/3rd of the marks will be penalized for each wrong answer.



No. of Questions

Duration (minutes)

Maximum Marks

Paper 2

Secretarial Abilities




APPSC Group 4 2019 Admit Card

APPSC Group 4 Hall Ticket 2019: Hall ticket for APPSC group 4 examination can be downloaded seven days before the date of examination. Candidates can download their hall ticket by using the User ID and Password. If the candidate noticed any discrepancy printed on the APPSC Group 4 hall ticket, they need to immediately bring to the notice of Chief Superintendent in the exam centre. Then the necessary corrections will be made by the Commission’s Office. The time of exam and entry time will be mentioned in the APPSC Group 4 hall ticket.

APPSC Group 4 2019 Answer Key

APPSC Group 4 Answer Key 2019: The Commission will publish the answer key on its website, after conduction of the exam. APPSC group 4 answer key contains the correct answers to all the questions asked in the examination. Any objections with regard to the key shall be filed within 7 days of the publication of the key on the Commission website. The objections will be examined and the Commission decision in this regard shall be final. Any objection filed after expiry of one week from the date of publication of key will not be entertained by APPSC.

APPSC Group 4 2019 Result

APPSC Group 4 Result 2019: The result will be published for written exam in September/October 2019. The marks of the candidates who appeared in the written exam will be uploaded on the website. Candidates can view their marks by using User ID and Password. APPSC Group 4 Result 2019 is expected to be released within one or two months after the completion of the main examination.

APPSC Group 4 2019 Cutoff

APPSC Group 4 Cut Off 2019: APPSC Group 4 cut off 2019 will be released by the commission. APPSC Group 4 cut off is the minimum marks required to qualify for the main written examination. Candidates will get the cut off marks based on the community categories. The cutoff marks of written exam will be decided on the basis of factors including difficulty level of question paper and past year cut off trends.

APPSC Group 4 2019 Selection Process

APPSC Group 4 Selection Procedure 2019:

  • A screening test will be conducted as per the scheduled date. Based on the merit list of the screening test, candidates will be picked up in the ratio of 50 per one notified post for the main examination in order of general merit.

  • In case no screening test will be held, candidates will be allowed to appear for the main examination directly.

  • The final selection of candidates for appointment to the posts will be based on the merit in the computer-based main exam.

  • Finally, certificate verification will be held for the selected candidates. 

  • Documents needed for the certificate verification process,

    • Community, Nativity, and Date of Birth Certificate

    • Declaration by the Un-Employed

    • School Study Certificate

    • Certificate of Residence

    • Medical Certificate for the Blind

    • Certificate of Hearing Disability and Hearing Assessment

    • Medical Certificate in respect of Orthopedically Handicapped Candidates

    • Creamy Layer Certificate

General Information

Questions related to APPSC Group 4

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is 2020 ap group 4 qualification changed from intermediate to degree?

Harshita Gupta 30th Nov, 2019
The criteria is intermediate qualification, not degree.
  • For group 4, the criteria for eligibility is that you should have completed intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent qualification from the A.P. state board.
  • The age should be between 18 to 36 years old. Relaxation would be given as per the rules for reserved candidates.
  • Selection for group 4 will be based on written examination and document verification.
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