Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission, Hyderabad has announced notification of AP Panchayat Secretary Recruitment 2017 for the eligible candidates for recruitment to the post of Panchayat Secretary (Grade-IV) in AP Panchayat Raj Subordinate Service. Candidates who are willing to apply can fill the Application Form online as per schedule date. The Commission conducts Screening test in Offline mode in case applicants exceed 25000 in number. All the candidates who are interested can check the complete information of AP Panchayat Secretary Notification 2017 like Application process, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, selection process etc through this page below.

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AP Panchayat Secretary Notification 2017 – APPSC Panchayat Secretary

Important Dates

Event Dates
Submission of Application starts from 31 Dec 2016
Last date for submission of Application form 30 Jan 2017
Date of Preliminary Examination 23 Apr 2017 FN
Date of Main Examination 06 & 07 Aug 2017
Availability of Hall ticket 29 Jul 2017

Vacancy Details

Total No. of Vacancies – 1055
Post Name – Panchayat Secretary (Grade – IV) in A.P. Panchayat Raj Subordinate Service

Age Limit – Between No person shall be eligible for direct recruitment if he/she is less than 18 years of age and if he/she is more than 42 years of age as on 01/07/2016.

Educational Qualification – Graduation Degree

Selection Process – Selection of the candidates will be made on the basis of Merit prepared on the basis of Computer Based Main Examination.

Application Fee 

  • For General candidates – Rs. 250 processing fee + 80 examination fee
  • For All other category candidates – Nil + 80 examination fee

How to Apply – Application form for APPSC Panchayat Secretary Recruitment 2017 can be filled online at official website of APPSC. Candidates have to pay the application fee to complete the process of application form.

AP Panchayat Secretary Recruitment 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Applicant must possess the qualifications as detailed below or equivalent thereto, as per the specifications in the relevant service rules and as per the indent received from the Department as on the date of notification.

Educational Qualification – Must have passed the Degree from any University in India established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, State Act or a Provincial Act or an Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission.

Age Limit – No person shall be eligible for direct recruitment if he/she is less than 18 years of age and if he/she is more than 42 years of age as on 01/07/2016.

Reservation

Reservation to the Local candidates is applicable as provided in the Rules and as amended from time to time as in force on the date of notification. The candidates claiming reservation as Local candidates should obtain the required Study Certificate(s) (from IV Class to X Class or SSC) OR Residence Certificate in the proforma only for those candidates who have not studied in any Educational Institutions as the case may be. The relevant certificates with authorized signature shall be produced as and when required.

AP Panchayat Secretary Recruitment 2017 Exam Pattern

Written Examination No. of Questions Duration (Mints) Max Marks
Screening Test 150 150 150
Negative Marks: As per G.O.Ms. No.235, Finance (HR-I, Plg & Policy) Dept., Dt. 06/12/2016, for each wrong answer, will be penalized with 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question.
Paper-1: General Studies and Mental Ability 150 150 150
Paper-2: Rural Development and Problems in Rural Areas with special reference to Andhra Pradesh 150 150 150
Total 300
Negative Marks: As per G.O.Ms. No.235, Finance (HR-I, Plg & Policy) Dept., Dt. 06/12/2016, for each wrong answer, will be penalized with 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question.

AP Panchayat Secretary Recruitment 2017 Answer Key

The Commission would publish on its website, the key, after conduct of the examination. Any objections with regard to the key and any other matter shall be filed with in one week of the publication of the key on the website of the Commission.

The objections if any would be examined and the decision of the Commission in this regard shall be final. Any objection filed after expiry of one week from the date of publication of key would not be entertained.

AP Panchayat Secretary Recruitment 2017 Syllabus

Screening Test Syllabus

  • Current affairs- international, national and regional.
  • Basics of General Science and their relevance to the day to day life. Current developments in science, technology and information technology
  • 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.
  • Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political, and legal implications/problems.
  • 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 Economy of Andhra Pradesh: Agriculture, Small scale Industries Rural artisans.
  • Rural Credit Scenario of Andhra Pradesh: Role of Banks, co-operatives and Micro finance.
  • Women Empowerment and Economic development through Self Help Groups.

Main Computer Based Test Syllabus

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. Current developments in science, technology and information technology.
  • History of Modern India with emphasis upon Indian national movement.
  • Economic development in India since independence.
  • Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation.
  • Basic things about Disaster management (CBSE-VIII & IX Standard).
  • 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, including:
    • Loss of capital city, challenges in building new capital and it’s financial implications.
    • Division and rebuilding of common Institutions.
    • Division of employees, their relocation and nativity issues.
    • Effect of bifurcation on commerce and entrepreneurs.
    • Implications to financial resources of state government.
    • Task of post-bifurcation infrastructure development and opportunities for investments.
    • Socioeconomic, cultural and demographic impact of bifurcation.
    • Impact of bifurcation on river water sharing and consequential issues.
    • AP REORGANISATION ACT, 2014 on AP and the arbitrariness of certain provisions.

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: History and Evolution of schemes catering to upliftment of Rural Poor
  • 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: Agriculture, Small scale Industries, Rural artisans
  • Rural Credit Scenario of Andhra Pradesh: Role of Banks, co-operatives and Micro Finance
  • 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

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