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APPSC RECRUITMENT - Notification, eligibility, Important Dates, Admit Card and more 2021


Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission conducts the APPSC Group II Recruitment Exam. APPSC Group 2 notification 2021 shall be released soon by APPSC on its official website. Aspirants who want to secure their future with a government job in Andhra Pradesh must appear in this exam, which will be held very soon.


OrganizationAndhra Pradesh Public Service Commission
RecruitmentAPPSC Group-2 Recruitment 2021
PostsExecutive & Non-Executive Posts
LanguageEnglish & Telugu
Exam levelState-level exam
Job LocationAndhra Pradesh
Official website


EventsImportant Dates (Tentative)
Release date of notificationTo be announced
Availability of application formTo be announced
Last date to applyTo be announced
Last date for submission of online application (with late fee)June 2021
Availability of admit cardTo be announced
Entrance examinationTo be announced
Release of Answer key (provisional)To be announced
Answer key (final)To be announced
ResultTo be announced


The eligibility criteria for all groups of APPSC examination differs as per the post offered by the authorities. However, there are specific measures of eligibility applicable for the candidates of all the categories as provided below:

  1. Each candidate must be a native Indian.
  2. Candidates must be in an excellent physical & mental state. Candidates should satisfy the conditions by the authorities.
  3. Candidates must have good character & work record in their past performing organizations.
  4. Relaxation on age up to five years for the candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ Backward class category, ten years relaxation for the PwD category, service period & three years relaxation for the Ex-servicemen, maximum five years for the government worker under AP.
  5. Candidates must be physically fit to apply for the different recruitment positions of APPSC.

Educational Eligibility-

Assistant Labour OfficerGraduation from a recognized Indian University.
Assistant RegisterGraduation from a recognized Indian University.
Assistant Section Officer (Law Dept.)3/ 5 years LL.B. from a recognized Indian University.
Senior Accountant in Insurance A.P. G.L.I sub-serviceGraduation from a recognized Indian University.
Prohibition & Excise Sub InspectorGraduation from a recognized Indian University.
Deputy TahsildarGraduation from a recognized Indian University.
Asst. Commercial Tax OfficerGraduation from a recognized Indian University.

Age Eligibility-

Senior Accountant18 years - 42 years
Assistant Labour Officer18 years - 42 years
Assistant Development Officers18 years - 42 years
Prohibition and Excise Sub Inspector18 years - 28 years
Executive Officer Grade-I18 years - 42 years
Assistant Section Officer18 years - 42 years
Assistant Registrar18 years - 42 years
Extension Officer18 years - 42 years
Municipal Commissioner Grade – III18 years - 42 years
Sr. Auditor18 years - 42 years
Deputy Tahsildar18 years - 42 years
Assistant Commercial Tax Officer18 years - 42 years
Junior Assistant18 years - 42 years

Note: For candidates belonging to the PH category, age relaxation of up to ten years is provided & for ST /SC / OBC category, up to five years. ****

Physical Fitness: Following rules will be applicable for physical fitness:

  1. Candidates height must be 165 cm for male & 152.5 cm for female.
  2. The chest circumference of male candidates shouldn't be below 81 cm after full exhaling.
  3. For female candidates should at least weigh 45.5 kg.


GeneralINR 330
SC, BC, ST, PH & Ex-Service MenINR 80


Follow these steps to apply online for APPSC Group 2 2021:

  • Visit their official website.
  • On the home page, go to the "Notification/Recruitments" wing.
  • Click on APPSC Group 2 Notification link.
  • Click on "Apply Online".


The Admit Card for APPSC GROUP 2 2021 will be released separately for the Preliminary exam & Mains Exam. The candidates appearing for the written exam need to download the hall ticket & carry it to their respective exam centre. Any candidate without their admit card shall not be allowed to enter the exam hall.

The candidates can download their Admit card 2021 by entering the valid login details like User ID & Password used during registration. Once the Admit card link is active, the candidates are needed to check the applicant’s name, date & time of the exam, the instructions related to the exam, venue details, etc. If any correction is needed in the admit card, the candidates should contact the officials for the same.


The vacancies for APPSC Group-2 Services shall be updated soon on its official website. In 2019, 446 vacancies were opened, out of which 110 were carried forward & 336 were for fresh vacancies.


Andhra Pradesh PSC Group 2 Exam comprises the following selection rounds.

  • Screening Test/Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Personal Interview

The candidates who have to get through the written exam (prelims & mains both) are eligible to appear for the further selection process, including Computer Proficiency Test, Document Verification, and Physical Standard Test.

Physical Standard Test Details

For Men candidates:

  • Height: 165 cm (General), 160 cm (ST)
  • Chest: 81 cm (expansion of 5 cm)

Women candidates:

  • Height: 152.5 cm
  • Weight: 45.5 kg


APPSC Group 2 Prelims Exam Pattern-

Number of Papers1
Type of questionsMCQs
Duration of exam150 minutes
Number of questions150
Negative marking1/3 mark shall be withdrawn for every wrong answer
Maximum Marks150 marks

APPSC Group 2 Mains Exam Pattern-

Number of Papers3
Type of questionsMCQs
Duration of exam150 minutes/ each paper
Number of questions150/ each paper (total 450 questions)
Negative marking1/3 mark shall be withdrawn for every wrong answer
Maximum Marks150 marks/ each paper (total 450 marks)


Preliminary examination-

Current AffairsIssues of National and International importance in politics, Economics, Society, Science, Technology, Arts, Sports, Culture and Governance.
Constitution of India with emphasis on FederalismJudiciary, Fundamental duties, Judicial Review, Fundamental Rights, Local Government, Union and State Governments, Union and State Legislature, Administration and Legislative relations between Union and State Governments, Directive Principles of State Policy, Scheduled and Tribal Area Administration.
Economic Development of IndiaEconomy in Medieval India, Pre-Independence Indian economy, Development Plans and Economic and Industrial Policies of Independent India, Liberalizations, Privatization, Globalization, Labour Policies of Union and State Governments, Role of Agriculture and Green Revolution in India, Economic disparities between regions and population categories.

Mains examination-

Paper-I: General Studies & Mental AbilityApplications of general science, Events of national and international importance, international, national & regional current affairs, Indian polity and governance, logical interpretation, analytical ability & logical reasoning, data analysis, environmental protection & sustainable development, Social-economic and political history of modern India with emphases on Indian national movement, the geography of India with focus on Andhra Pradesh etc.
Paper-II (A): Social History of Andhra Pradesh, i.e., history of various social & Cultural Movements in Andhra PradeshPre-historic cultures of AP, Geographical Features of Andhra/ its impact on history & culture, important small & big dynasties that ruled AP between 11th-16th centuries AD, origin and growth of Andhra movement, the advent of Europeans, events responsible for the formation of Andhra Pradesh etc.
Paper-II (B): General overview of the Indian ConstitutionNature of the Indian Constitution, Structure & functions of Indian Government, Amendment process to the constitution, functions & structure of Indian Government, Fundamental Duties, Judicial Review & Activism, welfare mechanisms in India, powers and the functions of Constitutional Bodies such as CAG, Indian political parties, State Public Service Commissions, UPSC & finance commission.
Paper-III: Planning in India/ Indian Economy Contemporary problems & developments in rural society with special reference to Andhra Pradeshnew economic reforms 1991, present status & overview of Indian Economy, Indian agricultural & industrial policies, types of resources, the monetary policy of RBI, new foreign trade policy of India, the role of IT industries in development, causes and remedies of inflation, Goods and Service Tax (GST), national income and concepts, per capita income, economic policies of Andhra Pradesh, agriculture and industrial growth of Andhra Pradesh, resource development of Andhra Pradesh etc.
The Economy of Andhra PradeshContribution of agriculture to income and employment in AP. Five years plans of Andhra Pradesh. Economic policies of AP including industrial and implementation and mission-based development state Government. Industries in AP. Service sectors of Andhra Pradesh. Socio-Economic welfare Programmes of AP Government.

Click here to view the full detailed syllabus.


West Godavari, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam, Krishna, East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Guntur, Prakasam, Potti Sriramulu, Nellore, Chittoor, Kadapa, Anantapur, Kurnool.


The APPSC Group 2 Results shall be released on their official website after the examination. Candidates should keep their User ID & Password to download the Scorecard later. APPSC shall also release the APPSC Group 2 Merit list for both the exams separately with the list of candidates qualifying in a particular exam stage. Only the candidates whose names are registered in the APPSC Group 2 Prelims Result will be fit to appear for the Mains exam.


Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) shall release the cut off for APPSC Group 2. APPSC Group 2 cut off is the minimum marks required to be scored by the candidates to get recruited. The authorities also release the minimum qualifying cut off percentile. The cutoff will be determined on the following aspects-

  • Total number of candidates,
  • Total number of candidates qualifying for the examination,
  • Previous year's cut off trends &
  • The difficulty level of the examination.

Candidates can refer below to the qualifying cutoff below–

Minimum Qualifying Marks

CategoryCutoff Percentile
General80 %
Other Backward Classes (OBC)76 %
Scheduled Castes (SC)63 %
Scheduled Tribes (ST)60 %


PostJob profile
Deputy Tahasildar in AP Revenue Subordinate ServiceChief Commissionerate at State Level, Tahsildars/ Deputy Tahsildars at Mandal Level, Collectorates at District Level, Village Revenue Officer at Village Level, Divisional Officers at Revenue Divisional Level. The Deputy Tahsildar/ Superintendent supervises the everyday functions of Tahsildar's office & deals mainly with general administration. They are supposed to monitor all the sections in the Tahsildar's office. Most of the files are routed through them. The job profile includes assisting the Tahalsidar in the following activities: Village Revenue Officers/ Village Revenue Assistants & other subordinate special staff working at Mandal level. Supervision over the Mandal Revenue Inspectors, Conducting of general enquires coming within the purview of Tahsildar. Inspection of quarries, prevent illegal quarrying & prevent illicit felling of trees, etc. Protocol duties. Examine fortnightly tour diaries of Mandal Revenue Inspectors & Additional Revenue Inspectors.
Assistant Commercial Tax Officer-Commercial Taxes Sub-ordinate ServicePeriodically inspects the wards at least once a fortnight & points out the environmental deficiencies which come to their notice. Maintains individual files for the communities, wherein, inspection report & the action taken report on subsequent visits shall be retained. Whenever CCT & Additional CCT visits, the records of previous inspection/ compliance can be checked. Monitors the periodical filing of return by dealers & collection of tax. Maintains various registers & records related to dealers and for the approval and issue of statutory forms.
Assistant Labour OfficerInspections and Prosecutions. Employees Compensation. Make sure that all concerns under their watch had implemented the minimum wages criteria. Prevent Child Labour.
Prohibition and Excise Sub Inspector in Andhra Pradesh Prohibition and Excise Sub-ServicePrevent illegal liquor from manufacturing and trafficking. Lead the campaign against Alcoholism. Ensures Excise Revenue protection & collected according to the acts and rules. Prevent Narcotic Drugs trafficking.
Typist cum Assistant Andhra Pradesh Secretariat & Legislative ServiceMaintaining personal & other prescribed Registers. If entrusted, fair copying, drafting of routine reminders, typing drafts, dispatch.
Senior AuditorExamining & exercising necessary checks regarding monthly accounts, including the tallying of the figures in the schedules & other documents accompanying the accounts with those incorporated in the monthly accounts. The Senior Auditor will be responsible for a complete audit of Divisional accounts entrusted to them. Putting up the registers of the selection of vouchers for audit/ review together with the schedule dockets & vouchers received. Watching the punctual receipts of the monthly returns, Divisional Accounts, statements etc., and issuing reminders for those not received in time.
Assistant Section Officer (Finance and Planning Department)Various sections in the Finance/ Planning Department are expenditure, central cash, Budget, surplus manpower cell, public accounts, finance, resource mobilization & expenditure control, etc. Reference the communications properly & assist the Section Officer in dealing with subjects/ files relating to his Section. He is expected to do work of routine and mechanical nature such as maintaining the prescribed Registers, Typing drafts, fair copying, dispatching and indexing.
Extension Officer in Panchayat Raj and Rural DepartmentThe Extension Officer in AP Panchayats is an important Block level functionary who performs statutory functions such as Audit of Panchayats and Panchayats' Inspection guiding the Panchayat Presidents in the administration of Panchayats. The implementation of various development programmes such as Jawahar Velai Vaippu Thittam, various Anti-poverty programmes and other development programmes. The Extension Officer (Panchayats) will undergo training for about a year to occupy themselves to discharge the required duties.


List of Post wise Pay Scale

PostsPay Scale
Senior AuditorINR. 22,460 to INR 66,330
Junior AccountantINR 16,400 to INR 49,870
Junior AssistantINR 16,400 to INR.49,870
Senior AccountantINR 22,460 to INR 66,330
Assistant Commercial Tax Officer (ACTO)INR 28,940 to INR 78,910
Municipal Commissioner Grade – IIIINR 29,760 to INR 80,930
Assistant Section Officer (ASO)INR 26,600 to INR 77,030
Assistant Development Officers (ADO)INR 26,600 to INR 77,030
Assistant Labour Officer (ALO)INR 28,940 to INR 78,910
Sub-Registrar Grade – IIINR 28,940 to INR 78,910
Deputy TahsildarINR 28,940 to INR 78,910
Extension Officer (EO)INR 29,760 to INR 80,930
Prohibition and Excise Sub InspectorINR 26,600 to INR 77,030


  1. Be thorough with the examination syllabus & the exam pattern.
  2. Understand the key concepts.
  3. Focus on solving problems from a single book completely rather than solving here and there from multiple books partially.
  4. Make a conventional timetable covering every subject.
  5. Make short notes while preparing & practicing for the examination.
  6. Take mock tests almost regularly to identify your weaknesses & improve your examination strategy.
  7. Practice previous year papers of APPSC Group 2 to understand your speed & accuracy while solving the problems.
  8. Go through the previous **** six months/ one-year current affairs.
  9. Read Telugu & English newspapers, magazines to sharpen your General Awareness.


Click here to view the English and Telugu language 2019 paper.

Click here to view the Screening test with the answer key 2019 paper.

Click here to view the General Studies and Mental Ability 2017 paper.

Click here to view Social History of Andhra Pradesh and a general overview of the Indian Constitution 2017 paper.

Click here to view Planning in India, Indian Economy Contemporary problems and Developments in Rural Society with particular reference to Andhra Pradesh 2017 paper.


List of books for APPSC Group 2 in English medium-

Sl. NoName of the Books & Author
1Hindu or Indian Express, GK Today Monthly Current Affairs Compilation
2Indian Polity by M LaxhmiKath
3Modern Indian History by Bipin Chandra or Spectrums Modern Indian History
4Mrunal Economy Archive, Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh 9th Edition
5Lucent's General Science+ Science and Technology by tata Mcgraw hill + Newspaper
6AP Re-organisation Act 2014 Official Document
7Geography Of India by Majid Husain, Andhra Pradesh Geography- Paperback-2018
8History of Andhra Pradesh(Ancient, Medieval and Modern)(English, Paperback, P.R. Rao)
9Environment By Shankar IAS
10History of Andhra Pradesh(Ancient, Medieval and Modern)(English, Paperback, P.R. Rao)
11Accountancy for CA-IPC (Group-II) – With Quick Revision Book by P C Tulsian and Bharat Tulsian
12APPSC GROUP-II Paper-III Section-II AP Economy (Contemporary Problems and Development of ANDHRA PRADESH) by Vijeta Competitions Editorial Board

List of books for APPSC Group 2 in Telugu medium-

Sl. NoName of the Books & Author
1Eenadu + Sakshi Saeed's Shine India Monthly Current Affairs
2Indian Polity – Telugu Academy Textbooks and AOU Books
3Science & Technology, Life Science, Environment by Hari Krishna
4Indian Economy by Chiranjeevi
5AP History by B.S.L. Hanumantha Rao
6Saeed's Modern Indian History or Modern History(Telegu) by Bipin Chandra
7Andhra Pradesh History and Culture by Saeed
8AP Bifurcation by Saeed.
9Geography(world, India and Andhra Pradesh)(Telegu Medium by Raman Raju)
10Vijeta Competitions Editorial Board for group 2 screening test


  1. Solve previous year papers- first and foremost, pick one or more unsolved last years' question papers. Try solving them by having yourself the time limit which you are getting in the examination. The main objective of doing this is that aspirants will identify their weak & strong areas. Besides, this will also help you get used to the APPSC exam paper pattern.
  2. Quality Study- It is suggested to not cramp yourself with a massive bulk of study material from multiple sources. This causes you to end up studying nothing instead. Please remember, in competitive exams like APPSC, quality of study is favored over the quantity of study.
  3. Test yourselves- consider engaging in mock tests and current affairs. They help you to excuse extensive study. The literal key to success lies in solving more and more questions from the previous year and mock tests.
  4. Time Management- Managing time in a well-structured manner is a significant job, both before and after you crack any competitive exam. Let us suppose, reading a question, comprehending and solving at least takes 50 seconds. Practice time management accordingly.

Remember to take care of your health at all times; it is crucial to bring you closer to establishing your dream career. We are glad to be a part of your APPSC journey, best wishes!