About APPSC Panchayat Secretary 2019

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) conducts APPSC Panchayat Secretary recruitment to select candidates for the post of Panchayat Secretary (Grade IV) in AP Panchayat Raj Subordinate Service. Candidates selected through this recruitment exam are entitled to a pay scale of Rs 16,400 to 49,870. As many as 1051 vacancies are expected to be filled through this recruitment exam. To be eligible for the exam, candidates will have to fulfil certain eligibility criteria laid down by APPSC for the recruitment exam. APPSC Panchayat Secretary 2019 selection process includes – screening test and mains exam. The screening test is conducted in case the number of applicants is more than 25000. The mains examination is conducted for candidates selected on the basis of their performance in the screening test. Candidates will be selected to the post of Panchayat Secretary based on their performance in mains examination.

Frequency: Vacancy Based
Conducting Body: Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission

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APPSC Panchayat Secretary 2019 Important Dates

26 Aug, 2019 Exam - Mains exam | Mode: Online
13 Aug, 2019 - 26 Aug, 2019 Admit Card - Mains Exam | Mode: Online
19 Jun, 2019 Answer Key - Prelims | Mode: Online
25 Apr, 2019 Answer Key | Mode: Online
15 Apr, 2019 - 21 Apr, 2019 Admit Card | Mode: Online
21 Apr, 2019 Exam - Screening test | Mode: Offline
27 Dec, 2018 - 29 Jan, 2019 Application | Mode: Online
28 Jan, 2019 Late Fee Application - Start Date | Mode: Online
21 Dec, 2018 Advertisement | Mode: Online

APPSC Panchayat Secretary 2019 Eligibility Criteria

APPSC Panchayat Secretary eligibility criteria have been prescribed by APPSC. The eligibility criteria of APPSC Panchayat Secretary contain details regarding age and educational qualification which candidates have to fulfil. Candidates before applying must check APPSC Panchayat Secretary eligibility criteria, only if they fulfil it should proceed to fill the application form. APPSC Panchayat Secretary 2019 eligibility criteria are given below.

Educational Qualification as APPSC Panchayat Secretary Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must have passed graduation in any discipline from a recognised university.

Age as APPSC Panchayat Secretary Eligibility Criteria

The age of candidates should be between 18 to 42 years. Relaxation in the upper age limit is provided to candidates belonging to reserved category. 

APPSC Panchayat Secretary 2019 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online

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

The application form of APPSC Panchayat Secretary is available online  Applicants will have to pay Rs 250 as application processing fee while the examination fee is Rs 80. Candidates belonging to SC, ST, BC, PH and ex-servicemen category need not pay the application processing fee, they will have to pay only examination fee of Rs 80. Fee can be paid through Net Banking/ Credit card /Debit Card. Candidates can check below the procedure to fill APPSC Panchayat Secretary application form. 

How to fill APPSC Panchayat Secretary Application Form?

  • Candidates have to first select the post ‘Panchayat Secretary Service’
  • Fill the details in APPSC Panchayat Secretary application form like name, date of birth, community, contact details etc. 
  • After entering all details, click on ‘Proceed to Payment’ button
  • Candidates receive Journal Number after successful payment
  • Candidates have to upload their photograph and signature as per required dimension. 
  • After completing the application process, click on ‘Preview’ button and check the details carefully. 
  • Candidates can make the correction in details if any in this part. 
  • Click on download application link, to get application PDF.

Application Fees

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

APPSC Panchayat Secretary 2019 Syllabus

Screening test
Current affairs - international, national and regional
Basics of general science and their relevance to the day to day life
History of modern India with emphasis upon Indian national movement
Economic development in India since independence
Logical reasoning analytical ability and data interpretation
Over view of Indian constitution
Evolution of panchayat raj system in India including constitutional amendments and reports of various committees
Evolution of panchayat raj system in Andhra Pradesh
Key schemes of panchayat raj department of A.P
Rural credit scenario of Andhra Pradesh role of banks co operatives and micro finance
Women empowerment and economic development through self help groups
Paper I - General studies and mental ability
Events of national and international importance
Current affairs - international, national and regional
Basics of general science and their relevance to the day to day life
History of modern India with emphasis upon Indian national movement
Economic development in India since independence
Basic things about disaster management
Geography of India with focus on A.P
Over view of Indian constitution
Sustainable development and environmental protection
Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its administrative, economic, social, cultural, political, and legal implications problems
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
Flagship rural development schemes of rural development department of government of India and Andhra Pradesh
Key schemes of panchayat raj department of A.P
Rural Economy of Andhra Pradesh and agriculture small scale Industries rural artisans
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 Panchayat Secretary 2019 Exam Pattern

According to APPSC Panchayat Secretary, the screening test will comprise total 150 questions. Total duration of the exam is 150 minutes. The test carries 150 marks. For each wrong answer, 1/3rd marks will be deducted. The questions of screening test will be objective type and will be of degree standard. The mains examination of APPSC Panchayat Secretary will be conducted in computer-based mode July 2019. The mains examination according to APPSC Panchayat Secretary exam pattern 2019 consists of two papers – I and II. Total marks allotted for the mains exam is 300. There is negative marking of 1/3rd for wrong answers. The detailed APPSC Panchayat Secretary exam pattern is given below.

APPSC Panchayat Secretary Exam Pattern of Screening Test                                         

Screening TestNumber  of questions Duration (Minutes)Maximum marks
150150150


APPSC Panchayat Secretary Exam Pattern of Mains Exam                                              

Papers Number of questions Duration of examMaximum marks 
Paper I150150150
Paper II 150150150
Total 

300

APPSC Panchayat Secretary admit card is released online. Candidates have to enter the required login credentials to download APPSC Panchayat Secretary 2019 hall ticket. The admit card contains candidates name, roll number, category, date of birth, photograph, signature, date, time and exam centre. No admit card is not sent to candidates by post. APPSC Panchayat Secretary admit card 2019 will be issued to candidates who submit their application form successfully. To appear for the exam, candidates have to carry photo-identity proof along with the printed copy of admit card.

APPSC Panchayat Secretary 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Andhra Pradesh Srikakulam
Visakhapatnam
Vizianagaram
East Godavari
West Godavari
Krishna
Guntur
Prakasam
Nellore
Chittoor
Kadapa
Anantapur
Kurnool

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • Aadhaar card
  • PAN card
  • Driving license
  • College ID card
  • Voter ID card
  • ID Card issued by Government

The answer key of APPSC Panchayat Secretary has been released by APPSC. APPSC Panchayat Secretary answer key 2019 is available online for all sets. The answer key helps candidates to check the correct answers of questions asked in the exam. While checking the answers, can file objection if they find any incorrect answer. Candidates can submit objection in case of discrepancies in APPSC Panchayat Secretary answer key. 

The result of APPSC Panchayat Secretary will be declared in two stages – Screening Test and Final. APPSC has announce the result of prelims screening test on July 19, 2019. On the basis of APPSC Panchayat Secretary result 2019 of screening test, candidates will be selected for the mains exam. APPSC Panchayat Secretary 2019 final result will be declared based on the marks obtained by candidates in mains exam. The result will be available online. The roll numbers of qualified candidates will be made available in PDF format. APPSC will release the marks of each candidate few days after the declaration of result.

The cutoff of APPSC Panchayat is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates will have to secure to qualify the exam and become eligible for the next round of selection process. APPSC Panchayat Secretary cutoff is released separately for screening test and mains/final. The cutoff of screening test is the marks secured by last selected candidates. Based on APPSC Panchayat Secretary cutoff of screening test, candidates will be shortlisted for the mains exam. In 2016, APPSC Panchayat Secretary cutoff for Srikakulam and Vizianagaram district was 47.65 while it was 38.93 for Vishakhapatnam. The cutoff for Prakasam district was 51.67 while it was 47.32 for Kurnool. There are two types of cutoffs in mains examination – qualifying and overall. The minimum qualifying marks for the mains examination is 40% for OC category while it is 35% for BC category. The qualifying cutoff for SC, ST and PH category is 30%. Besides, the qualifying cutoff, candidates will have to secure the overall APPSC Panchayat Secretary cutoff for selection.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Community, nativity and date of birth certificate
  • Declaration by the un-employed
  • School study certificate
  • Certificate of residence
  • Medical certificate for the blind (if applicable)
  • Certificate of hearing disability and hearing assessment (if applicable)
  • Medical certificate in respect of orthopedically handicapped candidates (if applicable)
  • Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) certificate
  • Local status certificate (if applicable)

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