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APPSC Group – II Services Examination
The information herein pertains to the notification released by the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission dated 31st December 2018 which invites applications for recruitment to the post of Group – II services.
Below are Essential Points Pertaining to the Notification
Eligible candidates can start applying from: 10th January 2019.
Last date for application and payment of fee is: 31st January 2019 (till 11:59 p.m).
Probable Date of Screening Test: 5th May 2019.
(Note: Screening Test is to be held in offline mode if number of applicants exceeds 25,000).
Date of main examination (computer based online test) for those candidates selected in the Screening Test: 18th July 2019 and 19th July 2019.
(Note: The computer based online test would contain objective type questions).
Note: The registration and application facility would be available on the commission’s website: https://psc.ap.gov.in
Eligibility Criteria for Candidates
The eligibility criteria based on academic qualifications vary from post to post, but in general require an applicant to hold a graduate’s degree from a recognized university of India.
Eligibility Criteria Based on Age
Only persons aged 18 and above but not more than 42 years of age as on 1st July 2018 are considered eligible to apply for the examination.
For Post Code No. 07, which pertains to Prohibition & Excise Sub Inspector in A.P. Prohibition & Excise Sub-Service, applicants would be considered eligible if they are aged 18 and above but not more than 28 years of age as on 1st July 2018.
Age relaxation of 5 years is given to the candidates belonging to SC/ST and BCs
Age relaxation of 10 years is given to the candidates belonging to Physically Handicapped category.
For Ex-servicemen and NCC candidates, it is 3 years in addition to the length of service rendered by them in the armed forces/NCC.
For AP State Govt. Employees, the age relaxation applied will be a maximum of 5 years based on the length of the regular service.
For Retrenched temporary employees in the State Census Department with a minimum service of 6 months, the period of relaxation is 3 years.
For widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands, who are not remarried and belonging to SC/ST category covered under Rule 12(b)(iii) of AP State and Subordinate Service Rules, 1996 with reference to posts of Junior Assistants, the upper age limit is 48 years.
Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands, who are not remarried and not belonging to SC/ST category covered under Rule 12(b)(iii) of AP State and Subordinate Service Rules, 1996 with reference to posts of Junior Assistants, the upper age limit is 43 years.
Certain Conditions Pertaining to Definition of Local Candidates
As per the notification, candidate for direct recruitment to any post shall be regarded as a local candidate in relation to a local area.
For cases where minimum educational qualification is prescribed:
(i) If he has studied in an educational institution or educational institutions in such local area for a period of not less than four consecutive academic years ending with the academic year in which he appeared or, as the case may be, first appeared for the relevant qualifying examination or
(ii) where during the whole or any part of the four consecutive academic years ending with the academic year in which he appeared or as the case may be, first appeared for the relevant qualifying examination he has not studied in any educational institution, if he has resided in that local area for a period of not less than four years immediately preceding the date of commencement of the qualifying examination in which he appeared or as the case may be, first appeared.
If minimum educational qualification is not prescribed:
(i) If he has resided in that local area for a period of not less than four years immediately preceding the date on which the post is notified for recruitment.
Note: For more detailed information on definition pertaining to local candidates, please refer to the notification on the APPSC website mentioned here - https://psc.ap.gov.in
Steps to Apply
Step – I:
Candidates applying for the first time for any notification have to first fill the OTPR (One Time Profile Registration) application carefully to obtain an OTPR ID. At the time of filling out the OTPR, candidates have to ensure that their particulars are filled correctly. If candidates wish to modify the particulars, they may do so by clicking the modify OTPR option, make the modification, save them, and proceed to Step II.
(Note: If candidates have already registered and have the OTPR ID, then they can proceed to Step-II).
The applicants have to login to the commission’s website with the user name (OTPR ID) and the password set by the candidates. After logging in, the applicants have to click on the “Online Application Submission” shown in the bottom right corner of the commission’s website.
The applicants now have to click the payment link against the notification number for which they want to apply.
The basic details required for calculation of the fee and age relaxation will be prepopulated from the OTPR data. The applicants have to verify all the details that are displayed. Once the payment form is submitted, the respective details (used for calculation of fee and age relaxation) will not be changed during any stage of application processing. Therefore, if any details are to be altered/changed, the applicants should use the modify OTPR link, change the details, save them, and click again on application payment link.
After ensuring that the data is correct, the applicants have to fill in application specific data such as Local/Non Local Status, White Card details, etc., which are also used to calculate the fee. Once all the data is filled appropriately, the applicants have to submit the payment form. On successful submission of the payment form, the payment reference ID is generated and displayed on the screen. On clicking “OK”, the candidates are shown the various payment options where they can select any one among them and complete the payment process as given on the screen.
Once the payment is successful, a payment reference ID is generated. Candidates can note the payment reference ID for future correspondence. Thereafter, the candidate is directed to the application form. The applicants should provide the payment reference ID generated along with the other details required for filling the application form (other fields like OTPR ID and fees relaxation details will be prepopulated from the data submitted in the payment form for respective notification). The applicants should check the data displayed thoroughly and fill the application specific fields like qualification details, post preferences, examination centre, etc., carefully and submit the application form. On successful submission of the application, an application receipt is generated. The applicants must print and save the application receipt for future reference/correspondence.
Note: Applicants are advised to note that the data displayed from OTPR at the time of submitting the application will be considered for the purpose of the concerned notification only. Any changes made by the applicant to OTPR data at a later date shall not be considered for the notification on hand.
If for any reason, the payment process is not submitted successfully, then the applicant should start the payment process afresh as mentioned in Step-II.
Once the application is submitted successfully, correction in the application form will be enabled. The corrections can be made in the application form itself. Fields concerning the name, fees and age relaxations are not enabled for corrections.
Candidates are requested to submit their application with correct data. Some candidates request for change in data after submission of the application. It is to be noted that such requests shall be allowed on payment of Rs. 100/- (Rupees Hundred Only) for each correction. However, changes are not allowed for name, fees and age relaxation. No manual applications for corrections are to be entertained. Corrections in the application will be enabled after the last date of the submission of application and will be allowed up to 7 days from the last date of applications.
The particulars provided by the applicant in the application form will be considered final. Hence, candidates are advised to be very careful in uploading/submitting the application form online.
Incorrect/incomplete application form will be rejected. Any information subsequently furnished by the candidate will not be entertained under any circumstances.
Candidates must also check their eligibility properly before uploading/submitting the application form.
Fees and Mode of Payment
Applicants must pay Rs. 250/- (Rupees Two Hundred and Fifty Only) towards application processing fee and Rs. 80/- (Rupees Eighty Only) towards examination fee.
However, the following categories of candidates are exempted from paying the examination fee of Rs. 80/- only:
SC, ST, BC, PH (Physically Handicapped) and Ex Service Men.
Families having household supply white card issued by the Civil Supplies Department, A.P Government. (Residents of Andhra Pradesh).
Applicants belonging to the categories mentioned above (except Physically Handicapped Persons and Ex-Service Men) hailing from other States are not entitled for exemption from payment of fee and are also not entitled for claiming any kind of reservation.
Candidates belonging to other States shall pay the prescribed fee of Rs. 80/- (Rupees Eighty Only), along with processing fee of Rs 250/- (Rupees Two Hundred and Fifty Only).
The fees mentioned is to be paid online using net banking/credit card/debit card.
Demand Drafts/IPOs are not accepted.
Note: For miscellaneous details and detailed notification, please refer to the APPSC website mentioned here - https://psc.ap.gov.in