APPSC Group 3 Application Form 2018 [Apply Online For 1051 Vacancies ] : APPSC Group 3 Notification 2018 Panchayat Secretary Grade IV has been released by Andhra Pradesh public Service Commission on December 21, 2018.
- APPSC Group 3 Application form 2018
- APPSC Group 3 Syllabus 2018
- APPSC Group 3 Hall Tickets 2018
- APPSC Group 3 Results 2018
For the year 2018-19, the Commission will recruit 1051 candidates on the post of Panchayat Secretary (Grade-IV) available in A.P. Panchayat Raj Subordinate Service. Candidates who wish to appear in this exam should have to fill and submit an online application before the last date i.e. Jan 19, 2019. The proforma application is available on Commission’s Website psc.ap.gov.in. But before applying for the post, candidates must aware of few things related to the post of Panchayat Secretary (Grade-IV) like number of vacancies, eligibility criteria, procedure to apply, examination fee and mode of payment of fee, scheme of examination, procedure of selection, admit card, result etc.
- Age Limit
- Application Form
- Apply Online
- Selection Process
- Exam Pattern
- Hall Tickets
- Salary Details
APPSC Group 3 (Panchayat Secretary Grade IV) Quick Look
|Examination name||APPSC Group 3 Recruitment 2018 (Panchayat Secretary Grade IV)|
|Conducted by||Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC)|
|Official notification released on||Dec 21, 2018|
|Post name||Panchayat Secretary Grade IV|
|Total vacancies||1051 (51 CF and 1000 fresh)|
|Application start date||Dec 27, 2018|
|Last date for payment of fee||Jan 18, 2019|
|Application last date||Jan 19, 2019|
|Admit cards download||One week before exam|
|Screening test date||April 21, 2019|
|Date of Results (Screening Test)||-|
|Main examination dates||Aug 02, 2019|
|Date of main exam results||-|
|Final results will be announced in||-|
APPSC Group 3 Official Notification 2018
APPSC has released Group 3 notification for recruitment to the post of Panchayat Secretary (Grade – IV). All the government job aspirants who have their graduation degrees are eligible for this exam. Only online applications will be accepted for this post. The online application will be available on Commission’s website from Dec 17, 2018 to Jan 19, 2019. However, the last date for payment of fee is Jan 18, 2019 up to 11:59 pm.
The APPSC (abbreviated as the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission) is recruitment agency in Andhra Pradesh for recruiting eligible candidates into various government departments. The APPSC is an Andhra Pradesh state based recruitment board which generally conducts placement examinations to fill up various vacant positions in government offices located across the Andhra Pradesh. To know more about APPSC visit its official website @ www.psc.ap.gov.in.
APPSC Group 3 Vacancies 2018
As per the official notification, total number of vacancies is 1051. Out of which, 51 vacancies are ‘Carried Forward’ and 1000 vacancies are fresh. Further details of vacancies are given below
Name of the District No. of Vacancies [CF] No. of Vacancies [Fresh]
Kadapa 2 -
Kurnool 2 88
Ananthapuramu 3 38
Chittoor 7 134
Nellore 1 62
Prakasam 5 167
Guntur 2 48
Krishna 3 19
West Godavari 4 21
East Godavari 12 92
Visakhapatnam 2 105
Vizianagaram 1 119
Srikakulam 7 107
Total 51 1000
Grand total 1051
APPSC Group 3 Eligibility Criteria 2018
Candidates are recommended to ensure that they meet the eligibility prescribed by APPSC for Panchayat Secretary posts in order to apply and appear in Group 3 examination.
APPSC Group 3 – Age Limit & Relaxation
As on 1st July 2018, a candidate must be 18 years old but should not have age more than 42 years. Relaxation in upper age limit will be provided to candidates belonging to special categories. Further details regarding the same are given below in a table:
|SC/ST & BCs||5 years|
|AP State Government Employees|
(except APSRTC, APSEB, Municipalities, Corporations)
|Ex-service men||3 years|
|NCC (who worked as an instructor)||3 years|
|Retrenched temporary employees|
(in state census department)
|SC / ST women if divorced or a widow or judicially separated from her husband and not remarried||Upper age limit is 48 years|
|Women of category other than SC / ST, if divorced or a widow or judicially separated from her husband and not remarried||Upper age limit is 43 years|
A candidate must pass in a bachelor course in any discipline from any recognized Indian University or Institution. Candidate’s bachelor degree should be from an Institution/College recognized by the University Grants Commission (also known as UGC).
- Candidate should be free from any physical defect; must possess sound health
- Candidate should be an Indian citizen
- Candidate’s antecedents and character are such as to qualify him / her for such job
APPSC Group 3 Application Fee 2018 & Mode Of Payment
All the general candidates should have to pay a fee of Rs. 250/- as their application processing fee and Rs. 80 towards their examination fee. Un-employed youth as per G.O., a member of family having AP Government issued household supply white card and candidates belonging to SC, ST, BC, PH & Ex-Service Men categories need to pay only Rs. 250/- towards application processing fee. They are exempted from payment of examination fee.
PH persons & ex-servicemen hailing from other states are also exempted from payment of examination fee. However, candidates of rest categories hailing from other states will have to pay both application processing and examination fee i.e. Rs. 250/- + Rs. 80/- = Rs. 330/-
|Candidates belonging to||Amount (in Rupees)|
|General category||250+80= 330/-|
|SC, ST, BC, PH categories||250+0=250/-|
|Ex-Service Men category||250+0=250/-|
|Un-employed youth as per G.O.||250+0=250/-|
|a member of family having AP Government issued household supply white card||250+0=250/-|
|PH & Ex-servicemen hailing from other states||250+0=250/-|
|candidates of rest categories hailing from other states||250+80= 330/-|
All the candidates can pay their requisite fee through online payment gateway or debit card/credit card or net banking. All the interested candidates are required to know that fee once paid will not be refunded to them under any circumstances. Demand drafts/IPOs will not be accepted.
Candidates can opt correction facility to edit the submitted application form; however, they’ll have to pay Rs. 100/- per correction. Correction facility will not be available for name, fee and age relaxation.
APPSC Group 3 Application Form 2018 & Process
After going through official notification, candidates can go to AP PSC’s official website to fill online application. Online application submission portal will remain open till the last date of application submission i.e. Jan 19, 2019.
How To Apply For APPSC Group 3 [Panchayat Secretary] 2018
For attempting online application for the post of Panchayat Secretary Grade IV, first candidates will have to go through one time profile registration (OTPR) process available on APPSC official website www.psc.ap.gov.in. One time profile registration (OTPR) Is a mandatory process for each applicant who wants to apply for notifications conducted by APPSC. An applicant should register by giving exact information. After successful registration, candidates will be able to fill rest of the application form.
Steps To Go Through OTPR Process
1. Open APPSC’s official website or simply click here @ www.psc.ap.gov.in
2. On homepage, search for the OTPR tab; it will be available on the right side
3. Find and click on the ‘New Registration’ tab available against direct recruitment
4. Enter your ‘Aadhar Details’ like Aadhaar / UID number and name as per UID / Aadhaar certificate
5. Enter your ‘Basic Details’ such as ‘Name and Date of Birth as per SSC/Birth Certificate’, then select ‘Gender’
6. Now enter ‘Birth Place Details’ such as ‘District’, ‘Mandal’, ‘Village’, ‘Community’, ‘Father’s / Mother’s name’, ‘Mother tongue’, ‘Religion’ ‘Identification Marks 1 & 2’ etc.
7. Enter your ‘Address for Correspondence’ and ‘Permanent Address’
8. Enter email ID and mobile no.
9. Provide your ‘Educational Qualifications Details’ then enter your ‘X Standard Details’ and ‘10+2 Details’, ‘Diploma’ details, ‘Graduation’ details, ‘Post Graduation’ details, ‘M.Phil’ details, ‘Ph.D’ details and ‘Additional Qualifications’ details
10. Then upload scanned copy of your photo and signature as per the required specifications
- Size – less than 50 KB
- Dimension – 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm
- Format – Either JPG or JPEG
- Size – less than 30 KB
- Dimension – 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm
- Format – Either JPG or JPEG
11. Read and accept ‘Declaration’ then click on tab ‘Preview’
12. Verify all the details then enter ‘Captcha’ and click on button ‘Submit’
13. Your ‘Reference ID’ will be displayed
Keep your ‘Reference ID’ safe as you will need it to apply for notifications in APPSC.
APPSC Group 3 Online Application Form 2018 Submission
- On homepage of APPSC’s official website, find and Click on Login button
- You will see a ‘Login Screen for New User’
- Enter your ‘User ID’ then ‘Mobile Number’
- Click on ‘Go’ button
- Now, click on ‘Existing User’ tab
- Enter your ‘User ID’, ‘Password’ then ‘Captcha’
- Click on tab ‘Login’
- Now select the notification to which you want to Apply for
- Enter and submit the asked details
- Accept the declaration and go into payment section for submission of application fee
- Make the payment
- Note down details carefully
- Print your final submitted application form and keep it safe for future reference
APPSC Group 3 Selection Process 2018
The shortlisting of candidates for the Panchayat Secretary posts shall be based on the merit in the computer-based examination. Candidates who obtained minimum qualifying marks will be considered for the final selection. Category wise minimum qualifying marks are as follows
- 30% for SCs, STs and PHs
- 35% for BCs
- 40% for OCs
Quick look of APPSC Group 3 Exam Pattern
- Screening test (Degree Standard) (offline)
- Mains exam (Degree Standard) (online)
- Document verification
APPSC Group 3 Syllabus 2018 – Group 3 Exam Pattern
APPSC Group 3 Screening Test
Candidates who apply for the post of Panchayat Secretary (Grade-IV) will be eligible for screening test to be conducted on April 21, 2019 in offline mode in case applicants exceed 25,000 in number. The test will have 150 objective type questions equally distributed in two parts – Part A and Part B.
Both Parts will have 75 MCQs to be solved in 150 minutes (75 minutes to solve each section). Each MCQ in Screening test shall be of 1 mark. Maximum marks will be 150.
Parts No. of MCQs Duration (in minutes) Syllabus / Topics
A (General Studies & Mental Ability) 75 75 Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political, and Legal implications/problems, Data Analysis, data interpretation, analytical ability and logical reasoning, Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection, Disaster management, Physical geography of Indian sub-continent and Andhra Pradesh, Economic development in India, Social- economic and political history of modern India, General Science and it applications, Current affairs- international, national and regional, Events of national and international importance etc.
B (Rural Development and Problems in Rural Areas with special reference to Andhra Pradesh) 75 75 Accounting and administering funds received under various schemes, Revenue and Expenditure Management of Local Bodies, Women Empowerment and Economic development through Self Help Groups, Community Based Organizations and convergence of Welfare Schemes, Rural Credit Scenario of AP, Key Schemes of Panchayat Raj Department of A.P, Flagship Rural Development schemes, Rural Sociology, Roles and responsibilities of Panchayat Secretary, Evolution of Panchayat Raj system in India and AP etc.
Total 150 150
APPSC Group 3 Mains Examination
Candidates who qualify screening test will be called to write the Main Examination. The Main exam will be held on Aug 02, 2019 in online mode. Main examination will include 2 papers (Paper 1 & 2) having objective type questions only. Each paper will have 150 MCQs of 150 maximum marks. Candidates will get 150 minutes to solve each paper.
Parts No. of MCQs Duration (in minutes) Syllabus / Topics
A (General Studies & Mental Ability) 150 150 Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political, and Legal implications/problems, Data Analysis, data interpretation, analytical ability and logical reasoning, Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection, Disaster management, Physical geography of Indian sub-continent and Andhra Pradesh, Economic development in India, Social- economic and political history of modern India, General Science and it applications, Current affairs- international, national and regional, Events of national and international importance etc.
B (Rural Development and Problems in Rural Areas with special reference to Andhra Pradesh) 150 150 Accounting and administering funds received under various schemes, Revenue and Expenditure Management of Local Bodies, Women Empowerment and Economic development through Self Help Groups, Community Based Organizations and convergence of Welfare Schemes, Rural Credit Scenario of AP, Key Schemes of Panchayat Raj Department of A.P, Flagship Rural Development schemes, Rural Sociology, Roles and responsibilities of Panchayat Secretary, Evolution of Panchayat Raj system in India and AP etc.
Total 300 300
Note:- There will be a provision of negative marking in screening test and both papers of main examination. For each wrong answer, 1/3rd of the marks assigned to the question will be deducted.
Documents Needed For Verification
- Residence Certificate
- Declaration by the Un-Employed
- Creamy Layer Certificate
- Certificate of Community, Nativity and Date of Birth
- Educational Certificates/ Mark Sheets
- Medical Certificate for the Blind candidates
- Certificate of disability including Hearing Disability and Hearing Assessment
- Medical Certificate relating to Orthopedically Handicapped Candidates
APPSC Group 3 Hall Tickets 2018
Few days before the date of screening test, APPSC will upload call letters on its official website. To get a hall ticket for screening test, a candidate should have to pay a visit to APPSC’s official website. After uploading call letter on website, the AP PSC will inform candidates by sending them a mail or SMS.
How To Get Hall Ticket?
- Open APPSC official website
- Find APPSC Group 3 hall ticket link (for Prelims / mains)
- Enter OTPR user ID and Password, Recover if you forget through mail id or mobile number details
- Find APPSC Group 3 hall ticket download option and click
- Take printout
APPSC Group 3 Results 2018
APPSC will announce this recruitment event’s prelim exam result after a month of examination date on its official site and there will be 3 months’ time between prelims and main examination. Final result will be declared after few weeks from conducting main examination successfully. Results will be declared after one month from the date of main examination. For more information to check results check below.
How To Check Results?
- Open APPSC Official website
- Click on results tab
- Click on APPSC Group 3 result 2018 ( Either Prelims and main examination)
- Check the Hall ticket number from the list
Panchayat Secretary (Grade-IV) Salary Details
On the final selection to the post of Panchayat Secretary (Grade-IV) in A.P. Panchayat Raj Subordinate Service, a candidate will get a scale of pay of Rs.16,400 – 49,870.
APPSC Group 3 2018 FAQs
Q. From when I can apply to the post of Panchayat Secretary (Grade-IV)?
A. Candidates can apply from December 27, 2018 to Jan 19, 2019.
Q. When the Commission will conduct Screening test?
A. The Commission will conduct screening test on April 21, 2019.
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