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APPSC Plan of Examination

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC)


Plan of Examination


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.


Examination Centres

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


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


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


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


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%


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.


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.