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APPSC Port Officer

APPSC - Port Officer,  A.P. Port Service
Applications are invited on-line through the proforma application which is available on the APPSC website for recruitment to the post of PORT OFFICER in A.P. Port Service (GAZETTED).
Important dates:
Online availability of application: 10/01/2012 to 08/02/2012
Last date for payment of fee: 06/02/2012
Date of exam: 26/02/2012
Application Fees: Rs.100/- (Application Processing Fee), Rs.120/- (Examination Fee)

Selection Procedure:
The selection of candidates for appointment to the posts will be made on written examination (conventional type). The final selection of these posts will be based on the written examination.
  1. The minimum qualifying marks for selection are OCs 40%, BCs 35% SCs, STs 30% or as per rules. The minimum qualifying marks are relaxed able in the case of SC/ST/BC on the discretion of the Commission.
  2. The candidates will be selected and allotted to Service/ Department as per their rank in the merit list and for the vacancies available. N.B.: Mere securing minimum qualifying marks shall not vest any right in a candidate for being considered for selection.
  3. The selection will be made on state-wide merit. Reservation to local candidates is not applicable to this recruitment as per departmental special rules.
  4. The appearance in all the papers at the Written Examination as per rules is compulsory. Absence in any of the papers will automatically render his candidature as disqualified.
  5. Candidates have to produce Original documents and other particulars for verification as and when required and called for. If the particulars furnished in the application do not tally with the Original documents produced by the candidate, the candidature will be rejected. The candidate should carefully fill in all the particulars. For any omission on his part in filling the application leading to rejection of his/her candidature as he/she will be solely and squarely responsible. Commission will not entertain any request in this regard.
  6. The appointment of selected candidates will be subject to their being found medically fit in the appropriate medical classification.


Name of the Post
No. Of Vacancies
Age as on 01/07/2011
Min. Max.
Pay Scale Rs.
Port officer in A.P. Port
Service (Gazetted) Direct
State Level
18-44 (For SC(W) Maximum Age is 50 Years
Education Qualification:
Post Code
Name of the Post
Educational Qualifications
Port Officer In A.P. Port
Service (Gazetted) Direct
Candidates must possess a Foreign going Master’s
Certificate granted by the Government of India and
must have served as Chief Officer (OR) must possess
a Home Trade Master’s Certificate granted by the
Government of India and must have served as Chief
Officer of Home Trade ship. 

How to Apply:
  1. Logon to the website ( and enter basic personal details like name, father’s name, date of birth, and community.
  2. Immediately on entering the above details the applicant will get (downloadable) - challan form to pay the fee at A.P. online centers /State Bank of India.
  3. The applicant should pay the prescribed fee in any one of the A.P. Online centers /State bank of India and obtain fee paid challan with journal number in the first instance.
  4. On the next working day after payment of fee the applicant should again visit Website and enter the journal number to get and fill the format of application and should submit on-line.
  5. Affix your recent colour passport size photograph on a white paper and then sign below the photograph with black pen. Scan the above photo and signature and upload in the appropriate space provided (jpg format) in application form.
  6. The applicants have to invariably fill all the relevant columns in the application and should submit on-line.
  • Hand written/ typed/ Photostat copies/ outside printed application form will not be accepted
  • Only applicants willing to serve anywhere in the Andhra Pradesh should apply.
Contact Information:
For any problems related to online submission and downloading of hall-tickets
Phone: 040-23557455 (call time: 9.30 am to 1.00 pm & 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm)

Centre for Written Examination:
  • The Written Examination will be held in Hyderabad only.
  • The Written Examination is likely to be held on 26/02/2012
  1. 1.    Modern History Of India And Indian Culture: Modern Indian History from 19th Century to the present including the Nationalist Movement and Constitutional Development. Indian Culture and Heritage including Architecture, Fine Arts, Dance Forms, Music, Paintings, Folk Arts and Performing Arts. 
  2. Indian Polity: General and broad understanding of the structural (i.e. institutions and functional processes) aspects and the functioning of the Indian Political System.
  3. Indian Economy And Geography Of India: Structure of National and State Economy – Planning and Economic development in India including A.P. State – Economic Reforms in India – Physical, Economic and Social Geography of India.
  4. 4.    Current Events Of State, National And International Importance
  5. Science And Technology: Role and impact of Science and Technology in the development of India.
  6. Disaster Management (Source : CBSE Publications)
i)     Concepts in disaster management and vulnerability profile of India / State of A.P.
ii)    Earth quakes / Cyclones / Tsunami / Floods / Drought – causes and effects.
iii)  Man made disasters - Prevention strategies.
iv)  Mitigation strategies / Mitigation measures.
Note: There will be six parts in the question paper. Candidates are required to answer six questions in all, attempting one question from each part. Each question carries 25 marks. (25 x 6 = 150)
  • ESSAY (English)
Candidates will be required to write TWO ESSAYS on specific topics on the relevant qualifying subject and/or Professional experience, the choice of subjects will be given. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of essay, arrange their ideas in an orderly fashion and write concisely.

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