APPSC Group 2 2019 screening test was held on May 05, 2019. Answer key of APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2019 can be checked online at psc.ap.gov.in after exam. Candidates can submit objections to initial keys, after which revised answer key is released. Once again they can object to revised keys on basis of which final answer key is released. Result of APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2019 screening test will be out after that. Candidates will be selected on basis of screening test, main exam, and computer proficiency test (for some posts) for 466 overall vacancies that include 110 CF and 336 fresh vacancies.

Latest: Answer Key of APPSC Group 2 Screening Test 2019 has been released by APPSC. Check here.

APPSC Group 2 2019

Post preferences and zonal preferences will be taken through online from the candidates who qualified for main written examination at the time of main examination. Qualified candidates are required to visit Commission’s website regularly for the purpose.

Event Dates
Online Application available from 10 Jan 2019
Last date for submission of Application Form 31 Jan 2019
Availability of Admit Card 29 Apr 2019
Date of Screening Test in Offline mode 05 May 2019
Issuance of screening test answer key 09 May 2019
Last date to submit objections against initial key 16 May 2019
Date of Main Exam 29, 30 Aug 2019

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APPSC Group 2 Eligibility Criteria 2019

  • He / She is of sound health, active habits and free from any bodily defect or infirmity rendering him unfit for such service:,
  • His / Her character and antecedents are such as to qualify him for such service:,
  • He /She possesses the academic and other qualifications prescribed for the post: and
  • He/ She is a citizen of India:

Provided that no candidate other than a citizen of India may be appointed except with the previous sanction of the State Government and except in accordance with such conditions and restrictions as they may be laid down. Such sanction shall be not be accorded unless the State Government are satisfied that sufficient number of citizens of India, who are qualified and suitable are not available.

Educational Qualification

A candidate should possess the academic qualifications and experience including practical experience prescribed, if any, for the post on the date of the notification for direct recruitment issued by the concerned recruiting agency.

Age Limit

No person shall be eligible for direct recruitment if he/she is less than 18 years of age and if she is more than 42 years of age as on 01/07/2018. Candidates should not be born earlier than 2nd July 1976 (except Post Code No.07) and not later than 1st July 2000 (except Post Code No.07).

For Post Code No. 07: No person shall be eligible, if he/she is less than 18 years of age and if he / she is more than 28 years of age as on 01/07/2018. Candidates should not be born earlier than 2nd July 1990 and not later than 1st July 2000.

Age Relaxation is applicable to the categories as detailed below:

Physical Requirements for Post Code No. 07:

  • FOR MEN:
    • Must not be less than 165 Cms. in height.
    • Must not be less than 81 Cms. round the Chest on full expiration with a minimum expansion of 5 Cms.
    • Provided if ST candidates with above measurements are not available, it may be relaxed the requisite height and it shall not be less than 160 Cms.
    • Provided the members of A.P.M.S; Drivers and Attenders working in Prohibition & Excise Department shall possess a minimum height of 163 Cms., if otherwise eligible.
  • FOR WOMEN:
    • Must not be less than 152.5 Cms. in height.
    • Must not weigh less than 45.5 Kgs.
  • Vision standards as per G.O.Ms.No.147, Finance (HR.I.Plg.Policy) Department, dated: 06.08.2016 is applicable.

For post code No.09: candidate must profess Hindu Religion as per the A.P. Endowment Act 30/87.

Proficiency in Office Automation with usage of Computer and Associated Software

  • Those who are eligible and opted for the following post codes – Post Code Nos: 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 & 26  – And who come up for verification of original certificates basing on the performance in the written examination shall have to qualify the Proficiency in Office Automation with usage of Computer and Associated Software conducted by APPSC.

No candidates shall be eligible for appointment to the above post codes unless he/she qualifies the Proficiency in Office Automation with usage of computer and associated software conducted by the APPSC after the verification of original certificates.

APPSC Group 2 Notification 2019 Highlights

Applications are invited online for recruitment to the post of Group- II Services for a total of 110 CF + 336 Fresh vacancies.

The proforma application will be available on Commission’s Website (https://psc.ap.gov.in) as per schedule above.

Before applying for the post, an applicant shall register his/her bio-data particulars through One Time Profile Registration (OTPR) on the Commission’s Website viz., https://psc.ap.gov.in. Once applicant registers his/her particulars, a user ID is generated and sent to his/her registered mobile number and email ID. Applicants need to apply for the post using the OTPR user ID through Commission’s website.

The Commission conducts Screening test in offline mode in case applicants exceed 25,000 in number as per G.O.Ms.No.150, Finance (HR-I, Plg & Policy) Dept., dated:08.08.2016 and likely to be held as per schedule above. Instructions regarding offline examination recruitment test are attached as Annexure – III in APPSC Group 2 Notification 2019.

The main examination in online mode for candidates selected in screening test will be held through computer based test as per schedule above. There would be objective type questions which are to be answered on computer system. Instructions regarding computer based recruitment test are attached as Annexure – III. In case any paper of the Examination is held in different languages, the candidate has to choose the medium in which he/she wants to write the examination and the paper will be valued with reference to that medium only.

Post preferences and zonal preferences will be taken through online from the candidates who qualified for main written examination at the time of main examination. Qualified candidates are required to visit Commission’s website regularly for the purpose.

A general Mock Test facility is available to the applicants to acquaint themselves with the computer based recruitment test. Applicant can visit the website and practice the answering pattern under MOCK TEST option available on main page of website https://psc.ap.gov.in.

The applicant is required to visit the Commission’s website regularly to keep himself / herself updated until completion of the recruitment process. The Commission’s website information is final for all correspondence. No individual correspondence by any means will be entertained under any circumstances.

HALL TICKETS can be downloaded whenever the Commission uploads them to its website. Intimation would be given through the website regarding downloading of Hall Tickets.

All desirous and eligible candidates shall apply online after satisfying themselves that they are eligible as per the terms and conditions of this recruitment notification. Any application sent through any mode other than the prescribed online mode will not be entertained under any circumstances. Submission of application form by the candidate is authentication that he / she has read the notification and shall abide by the terms and conditions laid down there under.

Selection Process

Appearance in all the papers of computer based examination / Main examination is compulsory. Absence in any of the papers will automatically render the disqualification of the candidature.

The selection of candidates for appointment to the posts shall be based on the merit in the computer based examination.

The minimum qualifying marks for consideration of a candidate to the selection process are 40% for OCs including Ex-Servicemen and Sports persons, 35% for BCs, and 30% for SCs, STs and PHs or as per rules. In the event of Schedule Caste & Schedule Tribe candidates not coming up for selection with the existing minimum prescribed for selection in the competitive examination conducted by the APPSC their selection shall be considered on the basis of rank with reference to their performance in the written and / or oral competitive examination irrespective of the marks secured.

N.B.: Mere securing of minimum qualifying marks does not confer any right to the candidate for being considered to the selection.

The physical standards have been prescribed for post code No.07, Medical rules, as prescribed in G.O. Ms.No147, Finance (HR-I, Plg & Policy) Dept., dt.06/08/2016, read with Regulation 14-A (III) of Commission’s Regulation, shall apply. 15.6. The qualifying test i.e., “PROFICIENCY IN OFFICE AUTOMATION WITH USAGE OF COMPUTERS AND ASSOCIATED SOFTWARE” will be conducted for the Post Code. No’s. 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 & 27 as per G.O. Ms.No.133 G.A (Ser.A) Dept., Dt.12/5/2014 and G.O. Ms.No.134 G.A(Ser.A) Dept., Dt.12/5/2014, G.O.Ms. No. G.O.Ms No.64 Rev (Ser.II) Dept., Dated:07/02/2017 and G.O.Ms.No.92 Fin., (Admn.II) Dept., Dated:20/06/2018 for shortlisted candidates by the Commission. The details of Scheme & Syllabus has been shown in Annexure-II of APPSC Group 2 Notification 2019.

Where the candidates get equal number of marks in the main examination if two or more candidates get equal total number of marks, those candidates shall be bracketed. Candidates within the same bracket shall then be ranked 1, 2, 3 etc., according to age i.e., oldest being considered for admission. In case there is tie in age, the person who possesses educational qualification at earlier date would be considered.

With regard to situation where there is deletion of questions, if any, from any paper, scaling (proportionate increase) would be done for that particulars part of the paper to the maximum marks prescribed for the paper and the marks would be rounded off to 2 decimals to determine the merit of the candidate.

While the Commission calls for preference of candidates in respect of posts, zones etc., in the application form, it is hereby clarified that the said preferences are only indicative for being considered to the extent possible but not binding or limiting the Commission’s powers under Article 315 and 320 of the Constitution of India. Therefore, the Commission has the power to assign a candidate to any of the notified posts for which he is considered to be qualified and eligible, subject to fulfilling the selection criterion. Mere claim of preference for any Zone for allotment against vacancy does not confer a right to selection for that Zone in particular or any Zone in general.

The appointment of selected candidates will be subject to their being found medically fit in the appropriate medical classification, and if he/she is of sound health, active habits and free from any bodily defect or infirmity.

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