APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2020: The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission is yet to release the official notification for the 2020 Group-II Services recruitment exam. Last time, the exam was conducted in the year 2019. The official notification releases on the website of the Commission i.e. psc.ap.gov.in. With the start of the online application process, candidates meeting the specified eligibility conditions. There are two stages of the exam and a final interview through which candidates are selected for the final appointment. Read this article to get the complete details of APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2020 including eligibility conditions, exam pattern, syllabus and more.
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APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2020
The APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2020 exam is conducted for recruitment into Group II post. Through the selection stages, the candidates are qualified and selected for appointment into vacancies as advertised in the official notification. One must note that the Commission conducts the screening test only when the number of applicants is more than 25000 in numbers. Candidates can check the schedule of events related to APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2020 here below.
|Important Event||Dates 2020 (Tentative)||Dates 2019|
|Release of notice||Dec 2020||–|
|Start of online application||Jan 2021||10 Jan 2019|
|Last date to apply online||Jan 2021||10 Feb 2019|
|Availability of Admit Card (Screening Test)||Apr 2021||02 May 2019|
|Screening Test||May 2021||05 May 2019|
|Result of Screening Test||Jul 2021||25 Jul 2019|
|Availability of Admit Card (Main exam)||Aug 2021||14 Aug 2019|
|Main Exam||Aug 2021||29 & 30 Aug 2019|
|Document Verification||To be announced||24 to 28 Feb 2020|
02 to 05 Mar 2020
|Medical Exam date||To be announced||04 to 23 Jun 2020|
|Date of Computer Proficiency Test||To be announced||20 -23 Jul 2020|
18 – 19 Aug 2020
|Date for CV (1:2 Ratio)||To be announced||07 Dec 2020|
|Date for CV (PH Candidates)||To be announced||10 Feb 2021|
Overview of APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2020
The APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2020 is an exam conducted for recruitment into Group II level posts of the state government. The detailed vacancy and post details are intimated through the official notification. Candidates can get all updates and detailed information on this page. A brief overview of the exam is provided below.
|Name of Exam||Group II General Recruitment|
|Conducting Body||Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission|
|Frequency||Once a year|
|Last Conducted in||2019|
|Application Fees||Rs 250/-|
|Exam Fees||Rs 80/-|
|Mode of application||Online|
|Mode of exam||Online|
Updates on Revised APPSC CPT Dates Group-II Services 2019
APPSC has revised the Computer and Associated Software (CPT) date of Group-II Services 2019. The CPT is now scheduled to b held on August 18 & 19, 2020.
Eligibility Criteria For APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2020
In general all candidates are expected to be of sound mental and physical health fit for serving in various Group II job roles, possess good character, have the necessary academic and other qualifications and be a citizen of India. The complete details of the eligibility criteria for APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2020 is provided below.
- Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years of age in order to apply
- Candidates must not be more than 42 years of age in order to apply
Candidates should possess academic qualifications and experience including practical experience prescribed, if any, for individual posts as specified in the official notification. In general, the minimum eligibility condition requires the candidates to have a graduate degree in respective fields.
In addition to the educational qualification, age restrictions candidates are expected to satisfy certain conditions as applicable to certain posts. These may include the following:
- Physical requirements as specified for each post.
- Vision standards as per specified post
- Other skills and trade knowledge as required for individual post
Application Process Of APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2020
Applications for the APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2020 exam can only be made online through the official website of the Commission. Candidates need a functional mobile number and an email id to register at the website at first. Subsequently, they can apply by paying the fees and completing the application form for APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2020. Check out the main steps in applying for the recruitment online.
- Go to the official website at psc.ap.gov.in.
- Thereafter, go to the One Time Profile Registration by scrolling down.
- Complete the registration process to generate the username and password.
- Login using the username and password and make the payment of the fees
- Now fill up the application form and submit after a final review.
Candidates have to pay an application fee as specified by the Commission in the official notification. The details of the application fee can be checked from below.
|General||Rs 250||Rs 80|
|Household supply white card||Rs 250||Exempted|
|Unemployed youth||Rs 250||Exempted|
Note: The fee can be paid using the mode such as debit/credit card or net banking. Other offline modes are not accepted such as IPO or Demand Drafts. Candidates are charged a fee of Rs 100 to make corrections in the question paper.
Selection Process Of APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2020
The Commission conducts an initial screening test of all applicants in cases where the number of candidates exceeds 25000. Otherwise, candidates are directly issued admit cards to appear in the main exam. Candidates who qualify in the screening test are issued admit cards to appear in the main exam.
The main exam consist of objective type question and is held in online mode i.e. as a computer based test. Candidates who qualify in the main exam by achiving the minimum qualifying marks are shortlisetd in the results of the main exam that comes out shortly after the exam is conducted.
Those who qualify in the main exam are summoned for the final interview stage. The verification of the original documents of individual candidates is done in this stage. Besides, they are also selected and notified through the final results for appointment into the relevant Group II level post.
Exam Pattern Of APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2020
The Commission conducts an initial screening test consisting of a single paper. The qualifiers need to appear in the main exam that consist of three papers. These are the two stages of exam that are conducted by the Commission. Check out the exam pattern below.
Exam pattern of screening test
- Language: English
- Exam mode: Offline
- Sections: 03
- Number of questions: 150
- Type of questions: MCQ
Check out the distribution of marks and duration below
Exam pattern of main exam
- Language: English
- Exam mode: Online
- Sections: Paper I, II & III
- Number of questions: 150 per paper
- Type of questions: MCQ
Check out the distribution of marks and duration below
Correct Answer: 01 Marks
Incorrect Answer: 1/3 Marks
Syllabus of APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2020
The detailed syllabus of the exam is notified through the official notice released at the website before the exam. Candidates can check the syllabus of the screening test and the main exam from the section here.
Syllabus of screening test
- General Studies & Mental Ability (Section A)
- Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh (Section B)
- Indian Constitution (Section B)
- Planning and Economy (Section C)
Syllabus of main exam
- General Studies and Mental Ability (Paper-I)
- Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh (Paper-II)
- Indian Constitution (Paper-II)
- Planning and Economy (Paper-III)
Note: Check out the official notification to get the detailed syllabus of each paper and the syllabus of Computer Proficiency Test to be held for selected posts.
Preparation Tips For APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2020
The syllabus of the APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2020, as evident from this page, covers a vast subject realm and candidates are required to start preparing early in order to cover everything. It is recommended to adopt smart techniques to study rather than study in a traditional manner. Here are some useful preparation tips to follow in order to ace the exam.
1: Adopt a well thought out study plan. Set milestones to achieve in scheduled time so that all subjects are covered in time.
2: Reserve the last one to two weeks time before the exam date for revisions.
3: Clear all basic concepts from subjects that you study at first. Only then, proceed onto smarter study methods using mock tests and previous year papers.
4: Take short notes to memorize what you study efficiently. Writing down important dates, events can help one remember these easily.
5: Solve mock tests to improve time management skills. Also, refer to previous year papers to get common questions in the exam.
Admit Card For APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2020
Individual hall tickets or admit cards are issued by the Commission in the name of individual applicants. Only those, who successfully submit the application form of APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2020 online are issued the admit card through the official website. Separate admit cards, containing information about the candidate, the exam and other important instructions are issued before the screening test and the main exam.
The admit card is an important piece of document that must be carried to the exam center. Candidates must make sure to download the admit card in due time, and carry a copy of the same to the exam center. One must note that the admit card is not sent to individual candidates through post. One must download it from the website through candidate login by providing the credentials generated during the OTPR process.
Answer Key Of APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2020
The Commission releases the answer keys of the APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2020 exam through the official website of the Commission only. Other keys that are released through other websites or sources are not official and can be classified as unofficial answer keys. These as mostly based on memory-based questions collected from examinees.
The official answer keys are released shortly after the exam in two stages. At first, the provisional answer keys are released. It contains the correct answers to all the questions asked in the concerned exam. Candidates are allowed to raise objections to the answer keys by paying a specified fee per objection and this must be completed within a specified schedule as intimated by the Commission. The final answer keys are released only after the Commission has revised the answer keys based on receipt of all valid objections.
Result Of APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2020
Results are released in multiple stages. The results of each stage of the APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2020 exam are released after the exam at the official website. Candidates can check the result by going to the official website and following the links provided under the “result” tab.
Individual results are released after the screening test, the main exam and the final interview. The final results are released after the interview and document verification stage. Candidates who are shortlisted through each stage of the recruitment are selected and mentioned in terms of their hall ticket/registration number in the result. It is released in the form if a merit list of the shortlisted candidates.
Disclaimer: Official notification of APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2020 is releasing soon at the website. The information presented here is as per the previous iteration of the exam. Stay tuned to get the latest updates on this page.
The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission is the state level public service Commission in Andhra Pradesh. The key roles of the APPSC is to engage in activities related to recruitment of candidates for different services of the state. It is entrusted with the responsibility to conduct the civil services exam in the state for recruitment into the relevant services. The APPSC also conducts other departmental recruitment for different employee levels and post categories of the state government. It also acts as a consultant to the state government in context of recruitment and people management strategies.