APPSC Group 3 Notification 2018, Application Form, Syllabus, Eligibility Details

APPSC Group 3 Notification 2018 – Panchayat Secretary Grade IV 2018 Application FormAPPSC Group 3 Notification 2018 Panchayat Secretary Grade IV is going to be released by Andhra Pradesh public Service Commission very soon. In the year 2018, the APPSC is planning to fill up 1000 group 3 panchayat secretary grade IV vacant posts by conducting a direct recruitment examination. Candidates who wish to appear in this exam must note that Official notification will be released on APPSC official website. You can get recent updates regarding APPSC group 3 exam 2018 (Panchayat Secretary Grade IV) on this page from time to time. APPSC notification 2018 group 3 will be made available here for downloading.

APPSC Group 3

APPSC Group 3 Recruitment 2018 (Panchayat Secretary Grade IV) Quick Look

Examination nameAPPSC Group 3 Recruitment 2018 (Panchayat Secretary Grade IV) 
Conducted byAndhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC)
Official notification released onOctober 2018 (Expected)
Post namePanchayat Secretary Grade IV
Application start dateOctober 2018 (Expected)
Application last dateOctober 2018
Admit cards downloadOne week before exam
Screening test dateDecember 2018 (Expected)
Date of Results (Screening Test)Yet to be announced
Main examination datesYet to be announced
Date of main exam resultsYet to be announced
Dates of InterviewYet to be announced
Final resultsYet to be announced

APPSC Group 3 Official Notification 2018

APPSC is going to release APPSC Group 3 Recruitment 2018 Panchayat Secretary Grade IV very soon. All the government job aspirants who have their graduation degrees are eligible for this exam. Only online applications will be accepted for this post. No other mode of application will be valid. Interested candidates need to fill online application at after the release of APPSC notification 2018.


The APPSC (abbreviated as the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission) is one of the famous recruitment agencies 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 @

APPSC Group 3 Vacancies 2018 (Panchayat Secretary Grade IV Vacancies 2018)

As per the latest available reports, we can say that there will be total 1000 vacancies of panchayat secretary to be filled through this upcoming recruitment event. However, this number of vacancies is tentative and can be changed after release of group 3 notification 2018. All interested applicants are recommended to go through this article or official notification in order to get complete details including number of vacancies, eligibility criteria, notification release date, exam date, final result date, etc.

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 appear in Group 3 examination.

Age Limit & Relaxation

At the time of attempting online application, 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:

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST & BCs5 years
AP State Government Employees
(except APSRTC, APSEB, Municipalities, Corporations)
5 years
PH10 years
Ex-service men3 years
NCC (who worked as an instructor)3 years
Retrenched temporary employees
(in state census department)
3 years

Educational Qualifications

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).

APPSC Group 3 Application Fee 2018 & Mode Of Payment

All the general candidates should have to pay a fee of Rs. 250/- as their examination processing fee and Rs. 80 towards their examination fee. Candidates belonging to SC, ST, BC, PH & Ex-Service Men categories need to pay only Rs. 80/-.

Candidates belonging toAmount (in Rupees)
General category250+80= 330/-
SC, ST, BC, PH categories0+80=80/-
Ex-Service Men category0+80=80/-

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.

APPSC Group 3 Application Form 2018 & Process

After release of 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. However, dates are still not disclosed by APPSC.

How To Apply For APPSC Group 3 Recruitment 2018 (Panchayat Secretary Grade IV)?

For attempting online application for the post of Panchayat Secretary Grade IV, first candidates have to go through one time profile registration (OTPR) process available on APPSC official website One time profile registration (OTPR) will be a mandatory process for each new AP PSC’s applicant out there. An applicant should register by giving exact information. After successful registration, candidates will be able to fill rest of the application form.


1. Open APPSC’s official website @

2. On homepage, search for the OTPR tab; it will be available on the right side

3. Click on the ‘direct recruitment’ link then ‘continue’ button

4. Find and click on the ‘New Registration’ tab and enter the required details.

5. Don’t forget to upload scanned copies of your photo and signature in asked format

6. After uploading the required documents, click on the save option

Immediately you will receive a registration ID. Note it down carefully as you will require it at the time of attempting second stage of online application.

APPSC Group 3 Online Application Form 2018 Submission

  1. On homepage of APPSC’s official website, search for ‘Online application submission’ section
  2. Click on the said section
  3. Enter your personal details like user ID/registration ID and password
  4. Proceed further as per provided instructions
  5. Now check the declaration box and go into payment section for submission of application fee
  6. Make the payment
  7. Note down details carefully
  8. Print your final submitted application form and keep it safe for future reference

APPSC Group 3 (Panchayat Secretary Grade IV) Selection process 2018

Selection will be done for APPSC Group 3 (panchayat secretary) posts after preparing a final merit list. The selection process is given below

  • Screening test
  • Mains exam
  • Document verification

APPSC Group 3 Exam Pattern 2018 – APPSC Group 3 Syllabus

Examination (MCQs) Degree StandardNo. of QuestionsDuration (Minutes)Max. marksSyllabus
Screening test150150150This test will have MCQs from the following topics- Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Political, Economic, Social, Cultural & legal implications/problems, over view of Indian Constitution, analytical ability, Logical reasoning & data interpretation, Economic development in India since independence, History of Modern India with emphasis upon Indian national movement, regional/national/international current affairs, Women empowerment & Economic development through self help groups and so on.
Main Examination
Paper-1 : General Studies & Mental Ability150150150This paper will have MCQs from the following topics- over view of Indian Constitution, data interpretation, analytical ability & logical reasoning, regional/national/international current affairs, geography of India with focus on A.P etc.
Paper-2 : Rural Development & Problems in Rural Areas with special reference to Andhra Pradesh150150150This paper will have MCQs from the following topics- Roles & responsibilities of Panchayat Secretary, Key Schemes of Panchayat Raj Department of A.P., Revenue & expenditure Management of local bodies, Evolution of Panchayat Raj system in India as well as in Andhra Pradesh, Rural Sociology: History & Evolution of schemes catering to upliftment of rural poor and so on.

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 will be deducted from final scores.

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

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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 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


Once and for all, I assume that here you have got the updated and latest information regarding APPSC Group 3 Recruitment 2018 (Panchayat Secretary Grade IV) examinations. Get in touch with us for latest updates and news.


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