APPSC Group 1 Exam 2024 – New Notification, Date, Eligibility Apply Online

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APPSC Junior Specialist Recruitment for the 2024 batch has been announced. Eligible candidates with a PG degree in the concerned specialty mentioned in Schedule VI or equivalent of Arunachal Pradesh Health Services Rules-2000 can apply. The application process will be conducted online, and the official website will activate the application link from 3rd May 2024 to 5th June 2024. The recruitment notification includes details about the selection process, exam dates, and other essential information. For a comprehensive guide on how to apply for APPSC Junior Specialist Recruitment 2024, continue reading this post for detailed instructions.

The recruitment board has invited applications to fill 103 vacancies in the APPSC Junior Specialist position. The online application process for APPSC Junior Specialist Recruitment 2024 has started, offering a convenient and accessible platform for eligible candidates.

APPSC Junior Specialist Recruitment 2024 Summary

Recruitment OrganizationArunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC)
Post NameAPPSC Junior Specialist Recruitment
Advt No.2024
Vacancies103
Application Process3 May 2024 to 5 June 2024
Mode of applicationOnline 
APPSC Junior Specialist Recruitment Salary₹67,700/- to ₹2,08,700/-
CategoryRecruitment
Job LocationArunachal Pradesh 
Official Website appsc.gov.in

APPSC Junior Specialist Vacancyt 2024 Important Dates 

APPSC Junior Specialist Notification Release Date3 May 2024
APPSC Junior Specialist Registration Start Date3 May 2024
APPSC Junior Specialist Registration Last Date5 June 2024
APPSC Junior Specialist Exam Fee Last Date5 June 2024
APPSC Junior Specialist Correction Last DateNotify
APPSC Junior Specialist Exam DateNotify

APPSC Junior Specialist Application Form Fee 2024

APSC Candidate₹150/-
Gen₹200/-
OBC/EWS₹200/-
SC/ST ₹200/-
Payment ModeOnline: Net Banking, Debit Card, Credit Card, Etc.

Recent Developments at APPSC

Applications are invited online for the position of Deputy Educational Officer in the A.P. Educational Service. There are a total of 38 vacancies available, with a pay scale ranging from Rs. 61,960 to Rs. 1,51,370/- per month. Candidates aged between 18 and 42 as of July 1, 2024, are eligible to apply. Interested candidates must submit their applications through the Commission’s website at https://psc.ap.gov.in.

The application window is open from January 1, 2024, to January 21, 2024, until 11:59 p.m. The official notifications regarding exam dates, registration details, issuance of admit cards, and result announcements are regularly updated on the APPSC website. The notification PDF for the APPSC Group 1 Service was released on December 8, 2023.

Exam Highlights

“All significant highlights pertaining to the APPSC exam are listed in the table below:”

Conducting BodyAndhra Pradesh Public Service Commission
Exam NameThe recruitment process for APPSC Group 1 includes three stages: prelims, mains, and interviews. Candidates who qualify in the prelims exam can appear for the mains exam. Those who clear the main exam are shortlisted for the interview round.
Exam LevelState Level (Andhra Pradesh)
Vacancy81
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOffline
Recruitment ProcessThe recruitment process for APPSC Group 1 includes three stages: prelims, mains, and interviews. Candidates who qualify in the prelims exam can appear for the mains exam. Those who clear the mains exam are shortlisted for the interview round.
Education QualificationCandidates must possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university to be eligible for the APPSC Group 1 exam.
Age Limit18 – 42 years.
SalaryThe salary scale for APPSC Group 1 positions varies depending on the specific post and the pay commission norms. It generally ranges from Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 1,50,000 per month.
Official Websitehttps://psc.ap.gov.in

Key Dates for APPSC Group 1 Exam 2024

“Refer to the table below for updated dates regarding the APPSC Group 1 exam, reflecting the revised notification.”

APPSC Group 1 EventImportant Dates
APPSC Group 1 20248th December 2023
APPSC Group 1 application1st January 2024
APPSC Group 1 application closes28th January 2024 (Extended)
Last Date for Payment of Fees28th January 2024
APPSC Group 1 Hall Ticket 202410th March 2024
APPSC Group 1 prelim exam17th March 2024
APPSC Group 1 Prelims ResultReleased
APPSC Group 1 Mains Admit Card 2024To be announced
APPSC Group 1 Mains Exam Date 2024To be announced
APPSC Group 1 InterviewTo be announced
APPSC Group 1 Final ResultTo be announced
APPSC Group 1 New Notice DateTo be announced

APPSC Group 1 2024 Vacancies

Name of the PostNo.of vacancies
Deputy Collectors in A.P.CivilService (Executive Branch)09
Asst. Commissioner of StateTax in A.P.State Tax Service18
Deputy Supdt. of Police (Civil)Cat-2 in A.P. Police Service26
Deputy Supdt. of Jails (MEN) in A.P. Jail Service01
Divisional /District Fire Officers in State Disaster
Response & Fire Services
01
Regional Transport Officers in A.P. Transport Service06
District B.C. Welfare Officer in A.P. B.C. Welfare
Service
01
District Social welfare Officer in A.P Social
Welfare Service
03
Deputy Registrar in A.P.Cooperative Service05
District Social Welfare Officer in A.P Social Welfare Service01
Assistant Prohibition & Excise Superintendent in
A.P Excise Service
01
Asst. Treasury Officer/Asst. Accounts Officer in A.P. Treasury & Accounts Service03
District Employment Officer in A.P Employment Exchange Service04
District Employment Officer in A.P Employment Exchange Service02
Total vacancies81

APPSC Group 1 2024 Eligibility

District Fire Officers in A.P. Fire Service.Any University recognized by the University Grants Commission’s degree program in engineering (fire) or equivalent credentials. Individuals with a degree in any area will be taken into consideration if there are no individuals with B.E (Fire) qualifications available.  
Asst. Treasury Officer/Asst. Accounts Officer in A.P. Treasury & Accounts ServiceA degree in commerce, economics, or mathematics from a university recognized by the UGC with at least a second-class grade in the field or a certificate from a chartered accountant in the UK, India, or London.  
District Social Welfare Officer in A.P. Social Welfare ServiceMust hold a bachelor’s degree from a university in India founded or incorporated by or under a central act, a state act, a provincial act, or an organization approved by the University Grants Commission. With the caveat that individuals with degrees in sociology or social work will be given preference. 

Physical Requirement

Post Code     CategoryPhysical Requirement
For Post Code No. 03 to 05GeneralThe candidate must be at least 167.6 cm tall, 86.3 cm around the chest when fully expanded, and have a minimum 5 cm chest expansion.
For Post Code No. 03 to 05S.T.Must have a chest expansion of at least 5 cm, at least 164 cm tall, and 83.8 cm around the chest at full expansion.
For Post Code No. 03WomenBe at least 152.5 cm tall, 86.3 cm around the chest when fully expanded, have a chest expansion of at least 5 cm, and weigh at least 45.5 kg.
For Post Code No. 08MenMust be at least 165 cm tall, 86 cm around the chest when fully expanded, and have a minimum 5-centimetre chest expansion.

Age Limit

Name of PostAge Limit
Deputy Collector18 to 42 yrs.
Assistant Commissioner18 to 42 yrs.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat -2)21 to 28, yes.
Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Men)18 to 28 yrs.
District Fire Officer21 to 26 yrs.
Asst Treasury Officer/Asst Accounts Officer18 to 42 yrs.
Regional Transport Officer18 to 42 yrs.
Asst Prohibition & Excise Superintendent18 to 26 yrs.
Mandal Parishad Development Officer18 to 42 yrs.
District Registrar18 to 42 yrs
District Employment Officer18 to 42 yrs
Deputy Registrar18 to 42 yrs
District Tribal Welfare Officer18 to 42 yrs
District Social Welfare Officer18 to 42 yrs
District BC Welfare Officer18 to 42 yrs
District Panchayat Officer18 to 42 yrs
Municipal Commissioner Grade-II18 to 42 yrs
Administrative Officer/Lay Secretary & Treasurer Grade-II18 to 42 yrs
Asst Audit Officer18 to 42 yrs

Age Relaxation

Category of  CandidateRelaxation to Upper Age Limit
SC, ST and Backward Classes5 years
Physically Handicapped persons10 years
Ex-Servicemen3 years + Service Period
A.P. State Government EmployeeUp to a maximum of 5 Years based on the length of regular service.  

APPSC Group 1 2024 Application Form

The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) has announced the commencement of online applications for Group 1 from eligible candidates. Applications will be accepted through the Commission’s website from 01/01/2024 to 21/01/2024 until 11:59 PM.

Application Steps:

  • Visit the official APPSC website at https://psc.ap.gov.in.
  • Complete the One-Time Profile Registration (OTPR) process.
  • Click on “New Registration” under Direct Recruitment.
  • Enter Aadhaar details, basic information, address details, educational qualifications, and upload photos and signatures as required.
  • Review your entries carefully and click on “Submit.”
  • A Reference ID will be generated and displayed on the screen.
  • Log in using your credentials.
  • Fill in the required information on the application form and verify it.
  • Complete the application submission and payment process.
  • A payment reference ID will be generated upon successful transaction completion.
  • Submit the form and save or print the receipt for future reference.

APPSC Exam 2024 Application Fees

“We have incorporated the pricing schedule for the APPSC Group 1 Application Form based on last year’s notification. Any updates to this year’s pricing structure will be promptly reflected on this page.”

CategoryApplication Processing FeeExam Fee
UnreservedRs. 250Rs. 120  
SC, ST, BC, PH & Ex-Service Men    Rs. 250Exempted
Families having Household Supply White Cards issued by Civil Supplies Department, A.P. Government. (Residents of Andhra Pradesh)Rs. 250Exempted
Unemployed youth as per G.O.Ms.No.439, G.A (Ser- A) Dept.Rs. 250Exempted

APPSC Group 1 Admit Card 2024

The admit card for the APPSC Group 1 Exam is typically released ten days prior to the exam date. Each stage’s admit card will be available separately on the official APPSC website. Candidates who qualify the prelims exam will be eligible to download the mains exam admit card.

Steps to Download Admit Card:

  • Visit the official website of APPSC.
  • Log in using your registration ID and password.
  • Navigate to the download link for the respective exam phase (prelims, mains, etc.).
  • Click on the link to view and download your admit card.
  • Verify details such as name, roll number, exam centre, date, and time on the admit card.
  • Download and print the admit card for future reference.
  • Admit Card Details:

The APPSC Group 1 admit card includes essential information like:

  • Candidate’s name and photograph.
  • Roll number and registration number.
  • Exam date, time, and duration.
  • Exam centre details, including address and instructions.
  • Reporting time and gate closure time.
  • Exam day instructions.

Exam Centre Details:

Exam centres for the APPSC Group 1 exam are assigned based on the preferences provided during the application process. The official notification or admit card will specify the exam locations. Candidates will be allocated a test centre within their preferred district or zone.

Preliminary Exam Centres:

  • Visakhapatnam
  • Nellore
  • Srikakulam
  • Vijayawada
  • Kadapa
  • Kurnool
  • Ongole
  • Vizianagaram
  • Eluru
  • Tirupathi
  • Guntur
  • Kakinada
  • Anantapur
  • Mains Exam Centres:

  • Visakhapatnam
  • Tirupati
  • Vijayawada
  • Anantapur

APPSC Group 1 2024 Exam Pattern

The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) conducts the APPSC Group 1 exam to recruit officers for the provincial civil services. This exam follows a structured pattern comprising three phases:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview

Preliminary Exam Pattern:

The preliminary exam serves as a qualifying round. Candidates must achieve the cut-off marks to progress to the next stage. Detailed information regarding the prelims exam format and pattern is outlined below:

CriteriaParticulars
Total No. Of PapersTwo ( Paper 1 and Paper 2 )
Total no. of QuestionsPaper 1 – 120 Marks
Paper 2 – 120 Marks
Total Marks240 Marks
Nature Of QuestionsObjective Type (MCQ)
DurationPaper 1 – 120 minutes Paper 2 – 120 minutes
Negative Marking1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question 
Name of the Sections and Marks DistributionPaper 1:
History and Culture – 30 Marks
Constitution Social Justice and International Relations – 30 Marks
Indian Economy and Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning – 30 Marks
Geography – 30 Marks
Paper 2:
General Mental Ability and Administrative and Psychological Abilities – 60 Marks
Science and Technology – 30 Marks
Events of Regional, National and International Importance – 30 Marks

APPSC Group 1 Mains Examination Structure

After successfully clearing the prelims, candidates proceed to take the mains exam for APPSC. The main examination for APPSC Group 1 consists of seven papers, each lasting 3 hours. Among these, two papers (English and Telugu) are language papers that are qualifying in nature. Below, we discuss the detailed pattern of the APPSC mains exam:

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks (Total Marks – 750)
EnglishThree Questions Each Of 50 Marks150
TeluguThree Questions Each Of 50 Marks150
Paper 1
General Essay
Three Questions Each Of 50 Marks150
Paper 2
History, Culture and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh
15 questions each of 10 marks150
Paper 3
Polity, Constitution, Governance, Law and Ethics
15 questions each of 10 marks150
Paper4
Economy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh
15 questions each of 10 marks150
Paper 5
Science and Technology
15 questions each of 10 marks150

APPSC Group 1 Interview

After clearing the main examination, candidates proceed to the interview round, which carries 75 marks. This round assesses the candidates’ overall knowledge as evaluated by the interview panel. Those who qualify in the interview round are then shortlisted for inclusion in the merit list and final recruitment.

APPSC Group 1 Exam Syllabus

The syllabus of the APPSC exam holds significant importance for candidates preparing for the test. It enables them to strategize their studies effectively and chart out their preparation journey. Ultimately, a thorough understanding of the syllabus greatly enhances candidates’ chances of succeeding in the APPSC exam.

APPSC Preliminary Syllabus

Paper 1 – General StudiesPaper 2 – General Aptitude
Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International RelationsScience and Technology
History and CultureGeneral Mental and Psychological Abilities
GeographyCurrent Events of Regional, National and International importance
Indian and Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning

APPSC Mains Examination Syllabus

Subject PaperImportant Topics
English (SSC level)Essay Letter Writing Press Release Report Writing Writing on Visual Information Formal Speech Precis Writing Reading Comprehension English Grammar Translation
Telugu (SSC level)Essay Elaborate thought of Verse/Poetic Precis Writing Comprehension Formal Speech Statement Preparation Letter Writing Debate Writing Application Writing Report Writing Dialogue Skills Translation Telugu Grammar
Paper 1 – General Essay (Degree level)Three Essays of about 800 words each
Paper 2 – History, Culture and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh (Degree level)History and Culture: India and Andhra Pradesh Geography: India and Andhra Pradesh
Paper 3 – Polity, Constitution, Governance, Law and Ethics (Degree level)Indian Polity and Constitution Public Administration and Governance Ethics in Public Service and Knowledge of Law (Civil, Criminal, Labour, Cyber, Tax Laws)
Paper 4 – Economy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh (Degree level)Major Challenges of the Indian Economy Resource Mobilization in Indian Economy and AP  Government Budgeting in India and AP Inclusive Growth Agricultural Development in India and AP Industrial Development and Policy Industrial Policy of the AP Government Infrastructure in India and Andhra Pradesh
Paper 5 – Science and Technology (Degree level)ICT Current Affairs Environment Development v/s Nature Space, energy etc.

APPSC Group 1 2024 Results and Cut-Off Marks

The results of APPSC Group 1 for each phase will be published on the official APPSC website. To check their results, candidates can follow these steps:

  • Visit the official website of APPSC.
  • Look for the link to check results for the respective phase (interview, mains, etc.).
  • Click on the link and enter required details such as roll number and birthdate.
  • Submit the information to view the result on the screen.
  • Candidates can download and print their results for future reference.

APPSC Group 1 Cut-off Score

The cutoff scores for the APPSC Group 1 exam will be revealed on the official website, either simultaneously with the results or in a separate announcement. Different categories including general, OBC, SC, ST, etc., will have their respective cutoff scores. Factors such as the number of vacancies, exam difficulty level, and candidates’ performance will influence the determination of these cutoff marks.

CategoryCutoff Marks  
General135
OBC125
SC115
ST105

APPSC Group 1 Salary Structure

Post NameSalary
Deputy Collectors in A.P. Civil Service (Executive Branch)Rs. 61,960- 1,51,370/-
Assistant Commissioner of State Tax in A.P. State Tax ServiceRs. 61,960- 1,51,370/-
Deputy Supdt. of Police (Civil) Cat-2 in A.P. Police ServiceRs. 61,960- 1,51,370/-
Deputy Supdt. of Jails (MEN) in A.P. Jail ServiceRs. 57,100- 1,47,760/-
Divisional /District Fire Officers in State Disaster Response & Fire ServicesRs. 57,100- 1,47,760/-
Asst. Treasury Officer/Asst. Accounts Officer in A.P. Treasury & Accounts ServiceRs. 54,060- 1,40,540/-
Regional Transport Officers in A.P. Transport ServiceRs. 57,100- 1,47,760/-
Mandal Parishad Development Officer in A.P. Panchayat Raj and Rural Development ServiceRs. 54,060- 1,40,540/-
District Registrars in A.P. Registration and Stamps Service          Rs. 57,100- 1,47,760/-
District Tribal Welfare Officer in A.P. Tribal Welfare ServiceRs. 57,100- 1,47,760/-
District B.C. Welfare Officer in A.P. B.C. Welfare ServiceRs. 57,100- 1,47,760/-
Municipal Commissioner Grade-II in A.P. Municipal Administration ServicesRs. 54,060- 1,40,540/-
Administrative Officer / Lay Secretary & Treasurer Grade.II in A.P. Medical and Health (Administration) ServiceRs. 54,060- 1,40,540/-
Assistant Audit Officer in A.P. State Audit ServiceRs. 54,060- 1,40,540/-
Deputy Registrar in A.P. Cooperative ServiceRs. 57,100 -1,47,760/-
Assistant Audit Officer in A.P. State Audit ServiceRs. 54,060 -1,40,540/-  

Preparation Tips

Understand the Curriculum: Familiarize yourself thoroughly with the curriculum for each section of the APPSC Group 1 test. Create a study schedule and allocate sufficient time to cover each subject effectively.

Gather Resources & Study Materials: Collect essential resources for your preparation, including textbooks, websites, and previous years’ test papers. Utilize study guides, reference materials, and reliable sources to conduct comprehensive research and preparation.

Practice Regularly: Take practice tests and solve sample papers regularly to assess your progress and identify areas that require more attention. This approach will enhance your understanding of the exam format and improve your time-management and problem-solving skills.

Stay Updated with Current Affairs: Stay abreast of current affairs, both national and international. Stay informed about recent developments, government policies, and major events by regularly reading newspapers, magazines, and online news portals. This will enrich your preparation and provide context to contemporary issues relevant to the exam.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the APPSC Group 1 Exam?

The APPSC Group 1 Exam is conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) to recruit candidates for various administrative positions in the state government.

When will the new notification for the APPSC Group 1 Exam 2024 be released?

The exact date for the release of the new notification for the APPSC Group 1 Exam 2024 is typically announced on the official website of APPSC.

What are the eligibility criteria for the APPSC Group 1 Exam 2024?

Candidates must usually possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university and meet other specific age and qualification requirements as specified in the official notification.

How can I apply online for the APPSC Group 1 Exam 2024?

Eligible candidates can apply online through the official website of APPSC. The detailed application process and instructions are provided in the official notification.

What is the exam pattern for the APPSC Group 1 Exam?

The exam pattern typically includes three stages: Preliminary Examination (Objective Type), Main Examination (Conventional Type), and Interview. Each stage assesses different aspects of candidates’ knowledge and skills.

What topics are covered in the syllabus for the APPSC Group 1 Exam?

The syllabus generally includes subjects such as General Studies, History and Culture of India, Indian Polity and Governance, Economic and Social Development, etc. Detailed topics are specified in the official notification.

Is there any negative marking in the APPSC Group 1 Exam?

Yes, there is usually a provision for negative marking in the Preliminary Examination of the APPSC Group 1 Exam for incorrect answers.

What are the important dates related to the APPSC Group 1 Exam 2024?

Key dates such as the release of notification, starting and closing dates for online applications, dates for examinations (preliminary and main), and interview schedule are mentioned in the official notification.

Can candidates from other states apply for the APPSC Group 1 Exam?

Yes, candidates from other states can apply for the APPSC Group 1 Exam, but they must fulfill the eligibility criteria specified in the official notification, including any domicile requirements.

Where can I find more information about the APPSC Group 1 Exam 2024?

Detailed information including eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, application process, and important dates can be found on the official website of APPSC (https://psc.ap.gov.in).

conclusion

The upcoming APPSC Group 1 Exam 2024 promises opportunities for aspirants seeking prestigious administrative roles in Andhra Pradesh. With the release of the new notification, candidates can anticipate detailed information on eligibility criteria, exam dates, and the application process. It is crucial to stay updated through the official APPSC website for the latest updates and to prepare comprehensively using the prescribed syllabus and exam pattern. Aspiring candidates should diligently follow the application guidelines to ensure a smooth and successful application process. Prepare thoroughly, stay informed, and embark on your journey towards a rewarding career in public service with the APPSC Group 1 Exam 2024.

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