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APPSC Examination Plan

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) Plan of Examination

APPSC Exam Pattern

Most examinations will be a two step process - a written examination (objective type/ or conventional type/ or both) followed by an Interview.
The specific details of each examination will be different and will be outlined in the respective notifications.
The Commission will fix the qualifying marks for written exam and short list candidates for Interview.
The candidates called for the Interview will be in the Ratio of 1:2 (the number of candidates called for the interview will be double the vacancy).
The interview marks will not be more than 12.5% of the total written test marks. The figure obtained will be rounded off to the nearest higher multiple of 5.
The final selection to the posts will be based on the total marks obtained by the candidates at the written examination and oral test (interview) taken together.
The candidates belonging to SCs/STs/BCs/PHs may be called for interview by relaxing the minimum qualifying marks at the discretion of the Commission, in case there is shortage of candidates.
There will be no waiting list. If candidates are not available, such vacancies will be carried forward to the next recruitment.

APPSC Examination Centers

Vishakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Warangal, Tirupati and Hyderabad
In some cases the exam centers might change, such changed will be listed in the respective Exam Notifications.

APPSC Application Fees

For competitive examination comprising a written test and an interview:
State Services - Rs.120/- each
Subordinate Service - Rs.80/- each
For competitive examination comprising only interview:
State Services - Rs.80/- each
Subordinate Service - Rs.50/- each
For competitive examination comprising only a written test:
Subordinate Service - Rs.40/- each

APPSC Fee Exemption: The following categories of candidates of Andhra Pradesh are exempted from payment of fees:

SC, ST, PH, Ex-Servicemen and BCs (both employed and un-employed)
Families having house-hold supply (white Card)
Un-employed youth in the age group of 18 to 35

APPSC Travelling Concession (for interview)

Candidates who satisfy the following criteria are eligible for concession:
Age group of 18-35 (There will be no age limit criteria for SC/ST and PH candidates)
Not employed
The concession will allow free travel by A.P.S.R.T.C. bus services

APPSC Minimum qualifying marks

The standard for each examination and the maximum marks will be fixed by the Commission. The minimum qualifying marks will be as follows:
Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes and Physically Handicapped Persons: 30%
Candidates belonging to Backward Classes: 35%
Other Candidates: 40%

APPSC Memorandum of Marks

Candidates who want to obtain a Memorandum of marks should submit a requisition application. The application should have:
A Xerox copy of the hall-ticket
A crossed Indian Postal Order worth Rs.25/- drawn in favour of the Secretary, A.P.P.S.C.
Requests from candidates, not qualified for interview, will be entertained within two months from the date of publication of the results of the written examination.
Requests from candidates, qualified for interview, will be furnished only after the publication of the final selection lists.

APPSC Recounting of Marks

Request for recounting marks for Objective Type - Preliminary Examination will not be entertained.
Request for recounting of marks in the Main Examination is allowed on payment of Rs.50/- for each paper.
Requests for recounting of marks from a candidate not called for interview should be made within one month from the date of receipt of the memo of marks.
With a request for recounting, a Xerox copy of the memo of marks issued by the Commission should be enclosed with the application.


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