APPSC Group 3 2021: Exam Date, Notification, Syllabus, Hall Ticket, Online Application

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The candidates who are interested in becoming one of the most high ranking officers in the state of Andhra Pradesh can register for the APPSC Group 3 examination. Find all the details regarding the APPSC Group 3 given below:

What is APPSC Group 3?

APPSC Group 3 is state-level recruitment exam carried out by the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission, which is the recruitment constitutional body of Andhra Pradesh. Since the APPSC Group 3 is a government recruitment exam, the competition is high when compared with other state-level private recruitment exams. On the official website candidates can apply for the APPSC Group 3 entrance exam.

The following table shows the highlights of the APPSC Group 3 exam:

Exam Name Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission Group 3
Acronym APPSC Group 3
Conducting Body Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission
Exam Level State-level
Frequency Once in a year
Selection Process Written Exam, Interview
Official Website psc.ap.gov.in

APPSC Group 3 2021 Notification

The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission has not yet released the APPSC Group 3 2021 notification. Candidates who are keen to appear for the APPSC group 3 examination can fill in the details in the online form once released by the authority.

APPSC Group 3 2021 Exam Date

The exam authorities have not yet declared the APPSC Group 3 exam dates. The exam dates will be announced by the conducting authority. The exam dates will be uploaded here very soon.

Events Dates
Application Form Start Date To Be Announced
Application Form Last Date To Be Announced
Admit Card To Be Announced
Exam Date To Be Announced
Result To Be Announced

APPSC Group 3 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The APPSC Group 3 eligibility criteria is made by the examination authority. The candidates should be aware of the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. Applicants can go through the beneath information regarding APPSC Group 3 eligibility criteria.

Age Limit

  • The candidates applying for the examination need to be between the age of 18 to 42 years in order to be eligible for the exam.
  • The upper age relaxation for OBC/SC/ST candidates is 5 years and for PWD candidates it is 10 years.

Educational Qualification

The candidate needs to be a graduate from a recognized university in order to apply for the APPSC Group 3 examination.

APPSC Group 3 2021 Application Form

Once candidates are eligible for APPSC Group 3 examination, the candidates can go on to fill the application form. The APPSC Group 3 application will be released by the conducting authority and the application will be available on the official website.

Steps to fill the APPSC Group 3 2021 application form

  1. The candidates need to login to the official website of APPSC Group 3.
  2. The candidates should login using the registration id and password.
  3. Click on the “Online Application Submission”.
  4. Fill in the required information on the application form and submit it.
  5. Payment reference id will be generated after the submission of the application form.
  6. Select the “OK” button.The payment page will be generated on the screen. Click on any payment method and pay the application fee.
  7. After the successful payment, the reference id will be generated and you will be redirected to the application form page.
  8. Fill in the required fields on the application form and submit it.
  9. After the application form is successfully submitted, candidates can take the print out of the application form and fee receipt.

APPSC Group 3 Application Fee

The APPSC Group 3 application fee should be paid online only. The candidates can pay the application fee for appearing in APPSC Group 3 2021 Exam by Credit/Debit or Net Banking. Below table shows the information regarding the application fee.

Application Fee INR 250
Examination Fee INR 80

Note: The SC/ST/BC/PH and ex-serviceman are not subjected to pay the application fee.

APPSC Group 3 2021 Hall Ticket

Andhra Pradesh Public service Commission will release the admit card for APPSC Group 3. The candidates who have filled the application form can download the hall ticket from the online website of APPSC Group 3. Below is the given step-by-step guide to download the admit card.

Steps to download the APPSC Group 3 2021 Hall Ticket

  1. Visit the official website of APPSC.
  2. Download the admit card for APPSC 2021.
  3. Enter the login information.
  4. Submit the login information.
  5. On the candidate’s screen, the admit card will be generated.
  6. The APPSC Group 3 admit card can now be downloaded.
  7. For future references candidates need to take a photocopy of their admit cards.

APPSC Group 3 2021 Selection Process

Written examination and a document verification process are involved during the APPSC Group 3 2021 selection process.

APPSC Group 3 2021 written examination

The APPSC Group 3 2021 written examination is divided into two exams called as screening test/prelims exam and mains exam. Questions asked during the examination are of objective type.

APPSC Group 3 2021 document verification

When called for APPSC Group 3 2021 document verification, candidates need to have photocopies of their required certificates and other original documents. If the photocopies of documents submitted during the verification does not match with the original documents generated by the candidate, then he/she will be straight away rejected.

Candidates should have the following documents mentioned below:

  • School Certificate
  • Certificate of Unemployed
  • Birth Certificate
  • Community Certificate
  • Native Certificate
  • Medical Certificate
  • No Objection Certificate
  • Creamy Layer Certificate
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Aadhaar Card/Pan Card

APPSC Group 3 2021 Exam Pattern

The APPSC Group 3 examination will be conducted online. The exam pattern will let the candidates know about the type of questions that will be asked in the examination. It will help the candidates in the better preparation of the examination. The Prelims exam paper consists of 150 questions and the time duration will be 150 minutes. The Mains exam paper consists of 2 papers, the paper 1 consists of 150 questions and the time duration is 150 minutes. Paper 2 consists of 150/150 questions and the time duration will be 150 minutes.

APPSC Group 3 2021 Exam Pattern for Prelims

Candidates can refer to the below mentioned table, to get to know about the APPSC Group 3 exam pattern for prelims.

APPSC Group 3 2021 Prelims Exam Pattern
Number of Parts 2- Part A. and Part B.
Number of questions 150
Total Marks 150
Exam Duration 150 minutes
Negative Marking ½ marks deducted for each wrong answer

APPSC Group 3 Exam Pattern for Mains

Candidates can refer to the below mentioned table, to understand the APPSC Group 3 mains exam pattern in an easy way:

APPSC Group 3 2021 Mains Exam Pattern
Number of Papers 2- Paper 1 and Paper 2
Number of questions 150
Total Marks 300
Exam Duration 150 minutes
Negative Marking ½ marks deducted for each wrong answer

APPSC Group 3 2021 Syllabus

The conducting authority designs the APPSC Group 3 syllabus. Though APPSC Group 3 is a state-level exam, the competition is high. Before starting the preparation of the exam it is essential to go through the APPSC Group 3 syllabus. This will give a clear idea about the type of question asked. Candidates can go through the list of APPSC Group 3 2021 syllabus which is mentioned below:

APPSC Group 3 Syllabus for Prelims

  • National, International and Regional Current Affairs
  • General Science basics
  • Current Development in Science and Technology
  • Current Development in Information Technology
  • Modern India history
  • Development of Economy
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Analytical Ability
  • Data Interpretation
  • Indian Constitution overview
  • Andhra Pradesh, its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political and Legal implications/problems and their bifurcation
  • Evolution of Panchayat Raj system in India including Constitutional amendments
  • Panchayat Raj system evolution in Andhra Pradesh
  • Panchayat Raj Department of Andhra Pradesh Key schemes
  • Rural Credit Scenario of Andhra Pradesh- Role of Banks, Cooperative and Microfinance
  • Women Empowerment and Economic Development through self help groups

APPSC Group 3 Syllabus for Mains

Paper 1

  • Events of National and International
  • Current Affairs- National, International and Regional
  • Basics of General Science
  • Current development in Science, Technology and Information Technology
  • History of Modern India
  • Logical Reasoning, Analytical Ability and Data Interpretation
  • Economic Development
  • Disaster Management basics
  • Geography of India
  • Overview of Indian Constitution
  • Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection
  • Andhra Pradesh, its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political and Legal implications/problems and their bifurcation
  • Loss of capital city challenges in building a new capital and it financial implications
  • Division and Rebuilding of common institutions
  • Division of Employees, their relocation and nativity issues
  • Effect of bifurcation on commerce and entrepreneurs
  • Implication of financial resource of state governments
  • Task for post-bifurcation infrastructure development and opportunities for investment
  • Impact of bifurcation on Socio Economy, culture and demography
  • AP Reorganisation ACT, 2014 on AP and their arbitrariness of certain provision

Paper 2

  • Evolution of Panchayat Raj system in India including constitutional amendments and reports of various committees
  • Evolution of Panchayat Raj system in Andhra Pradesh
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Panchayat secretary
  • Rural Sociology
  • Flagship of rural development schemes
  • Panchayat Raj system department of AP and its key schemes
  • Andhra Pradesh Rural Development
  • Andhra Pradesh Rural credit scenarios
  • Community based organisation and convergence of welfare schemes
  • Empowerment of Women
  • Economics development through self help groups
  • Revenue and expenditure managements of local bodies
  • Accounting and administering funds received under various schemes

APPSC Group 3 Mains 2021 Results

The APPSC Group 3 mains result is declared by Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission. The candidates need to check the result on the official website. The conducting authority will release the APPSC Group 3 mains results separately for Prelims and Mains. The merit list will also be released according to the marks scored by the candidates. The steps to check the result are given below:

Steps to check the APPSC Group 3 Mains results

  1. Go to the official website of APPSC.
  2. Click on the link asking to view the result.
  3. Enter the provided registration number and the admit card number.
  4. The APPSC Group 3 results will be generated on the candidate’s screen.
  5. Download the APPSC Group 3 result
  6. The candidate can take a copy of the result for future references.

APPSC Group 3 2021 Answer Key

After the exam begins, the conducting authority uploads the APPSC Group 3 2021 answer key. The answer key is the solution to the questions asked in the exam. The candidates can access the APPSC Group 3 2021 answer key by logging on to the official website.

APPSC Group 3 2021 Cutoff Marks

The conducting authority will release the APPSC Group 3 cutoff marks list along with the APPSC Group 3 result. The cutoff marks is the minimum marks that need to be scored by the candidates to qualify for the recruitment process. Below are the given determining factors for APPSC Group 3 cutoff marks:

  • Number of vacancies
  • Number of candidates applying
  • Difficulty level of the exams
  • Category of the candidates

The following table will help the candidate to know about the expected APPSC Group 3 2021 Cutoff marks:

Name of the Category Expected Cut Off Marks
OC 75-70
OB 66-70
SC 55-65
ST 50-65
PH(Physically Handicapped) 50-55
Ex- serviceman 45-50

APPSC Group 3 2019 Cut off Marks

Below mentioned table shows the APPSC Group 3 2019 cutoff marks for various categories:

Name of the Category CutOff
OC 45%
BC 35%
SC 30%
ST 30%
PH 30%

APPSC Group 3 2021 Previous Papers

A candidate has to practice APPSC Group 3 previous papers, in order to score well and stand out in the APPSC Group 3 entrance examination. Practising the APPSC Group 3 previous papers, will make an aspirant come to know about the marking scheme, difficulty level, type of questions, etc. of the examination. It will also improve the candidate’s speed and precision and would help him or her to solve APPSC Group 3 examination paper easily.

APPSC Group 3 2021 Vacancy

Below are the given lists of the APPSC Group 3 vacancies that need to be filled. Candidates can refer to the list while applying for the exam.

  • Village Revenue Officer
  • Animal Husbandry Assistant
  • Multi-purpose Fisheries Assistant
  • Survey Assistant
  • Junior Assistant cum Computer Assistant
  • Extension officer Grade-1
  • Panchayat Secretary Grade-5
  • Horticulture MPEOS
  • Agriculture MPEOS
  • Assistant Statistical Officer
  • Assistant Social, BC and Tribal Welfare Officer
  • Sericulture MPEO
  • Mahila Police and Women and child welfare Assistant
  • Engineering Assistant
  • Panchayat Secretary Grade-6 digital Assistant
  • Welfare and Educational Assistant

APPSC Group 3 2021 Salary

The candidates who qualify for the APPSC Group 3 post will be paid the below salary as shown in the table:

Designation Salary
Panchayat Secretary INR 16,400 - 49,870/month
Extension Officer Grade 1 INR 24,440 - 71,510/month

Contact Information

APPSC Office, M.G Road(Bandhar Road),

Vijayawada- 520 010, Andhra Pradesh.

Help Desk- 0866-2527820, 0866-2527821

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