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APPSC cleared 30 Ineligible candidates 8-Aug-2013
Hyderabad,Aug 8 Thanks to the AP Public Service Commission, at least 30 “ineligible” engineering graduates were made eligible for appointment as assistant executive engineers in various government departments in spite of the candidates lacking proper certificates.

The candidates, whom the APPSC had cleared after verifying their certificates, were rejected by the engineering departments, including that of irrigation, as ineligible. If not for the alertness of these departments, the candidates would have been absorbed into government service.

Inquiries revealed that the APPSC had notified direct recruitment for AEE posts in irrigation, panchayati raj, roads and buildings and public health departments (notification number 41/2011 and 31/2011). As there were no oral interviews, the APPSC held verification of certificates for candidates who had cleared the written test and had accordingly issued letters to the respective departments to appoint them as AEEs.

Some candidates had even submitted certificates stating that they had pursued engineering through distance education mode though the All India Council for Technical Education. The AP State Council of Higher Education had however banned distance education engineering and had informed the authorities concerned not to entertain such certificates for government service appointments.

When contacted, APPSC chairman C.R. Biswal confirmed he had received complaints against the verification process and an inquiry had been ordered into the involvement of commission staff, if any. “In several cases, the commission rejected distance education certificates. In a few cases, the candidates produced certificates issued by the JNTU and got through,” Biswal said.

Source:Deccan Chronicle
No re-classification of Group-I, II posts till 2014 13-Jul-2013
Hyderabad,Jul 13 The State Government has deferred until 2014 its ‘controversial’ move to re-classify categories of posts under Group-I and Group-II services as Group-I (A), Group-I (B) and Group-II services.

For the present, exams to these posts will be conducted as per the old system, a government order issued on 12th July said. The order clarified that the decision was taken in view of representations from aspirants and also the concerns of rural students.

In December 2012, the government had issued orders merging executive posts of Group-II service into the B-category of Group-I services. The government had argued that there was a need for a tougher selection process, in accordance with the job demands of these posts.

Aspirants had opposed the decision arguing that exam for Group-II (Executive) posts could not be clubbed with Group –I exams, as the former and latter belongs two different services i.e. Group – II and Group – I services, respectively.

Another argument was that Group-I posts were of State-level cadre while Group-II posts were filled based on zonal recruitment, where reservation is applicable for a local candidate. The aspirants also sought more time before such major changes were adopted. The new system will come into effect only from 2014.

Source:The Hindu
APPSC gets nod for Group-1 recruitments 2-May-2013
Hyderabad,May 2 A division bench comprising Justice R.Subhash Reddy and Justice A.V Sesha sai of the AP High court has granted permission to the Ap public Service Commission to proceed with the selection process for Group-1 posts. The bench said no appointments shall be made till further orders and the commission will have to ensure final list of candidates is not leaked and no information is published in this regard.

Source:Deccan Chronicle
APPSC Group II, Group I merger of posts unfair said by aspirants 26-Dec-2012
Hyderabad,Dec 26 The merger of executive posts of Group-II service into Group-I service by the government recently has been criticised as candidates have had to go through the same examination process for both the senior and junior positions.

For example, aspirants for the posts of Deputy Collector and Tahsildar will write the same exam and a difference of a few marks in the exam will decide who will be the boss and who will be the subordinate. Such a work atmosphere could never be healthy and the administration will be severely affected, claims Srinu, a Group-II aspirant.

The government had recently merged executive posts of Group-II service into “B” category of Group-I services to ensure that the candidates selected for these posts go through a tougher process in accordance with the job demands of those posts.

Take exception Aspirants say the argument is ridiculous as the Group-I posts are Class-I services whereas Group-II (executive posts) are Class-II services. How can the same exam be held for two different services?

Aspirants also take exception to the government’s argument that the UPSC conducts the same exam for IAS, IPS, IFS and Group “A” and Group “B” services and a similar procedure can be adopted here.

Aspirants say that all posts filled through civil services exams and that Group “A” and Group “B” are class-I services. Similarly posts for Class-II services of the same departments are filled through the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) exams.

In the same manner, Class-II services in the State government should be filled through a separate Group-II examination and not through Group-I examinations.

Moreover, Group-I service is a State-level cadre, whereas Group-II has posts filled based on zonal-wise recruitment where the local candidate reservation is applicable. The merger will create complications in the recruitment, they say.

Another issue is the subjectivity in valuation in the descriptive pattern. The government argues that merging will help them assess the quality of candidates through the descriptive pattern examination. But the aspirants argue that the standard of Group-II examinations can be raised even in an objective pattern and cite examples such as CAT, UGC-NET and APSET that have objective questions only.

Candidates also say that degree college lecturers who evaluate the Group-I papers are not the qualified enough as they themselves are selected through an objective pattern exam. And these lecturers have little understanding of the difficulties involved in evaluating the Group-I papers which is of descriptive type.

The merger will hit rural students wanting to get into Group-II services more than the city-bred ones. With the description pattern, rural students will be unable to compete with the urban students who have access to better education and coaching facilities. Moreover, the mental calibre of the aspirants preparing for Group-I and II examinations differs, feel the candidates.

Thousands of aspirants started preparing a long time ago after incurring major financial expenditure, precious time and energy and they feel that the government should give sufficient time to cope up with the new pattern.

Aspirants say that in the year 2007 when reforms were sought for the Group-I and II exam, APPSC had sought opinions from professors, trainers and candidates before finalising the reforms.

Nearly two years of time was given to the aspirants to cope with the new pattern but now the merger has been done in a hurried manner, they feel.

Difference of a few marks in the exam to decide between allotment of senior, junior posts

Degree college lecturers who evaluate Group-I papers not qualified enough, say aspirants

Source: Times of India
APPSC HYDERABAD Assistant Director in A.P. key will be relaeased today 1-Dec-2012
Hyderabad,Dec 1 It is for information of the candidates who appeared for the ASSISTANT DIRECTOR IN A.P. LIFE INSURANCE (GAZETTED) SERVICE recruitment, that the Final Answer Keys of the recruitment could not be displayed in the Commission’s Website due to technical problems and will be displayed by 6-00 PM on 01/12/2012.
APPSC ASO 2012 Results will be released today 29-Nov-2012
Hyderabad,Nov 29 The Selected Candidates Certificate verification will starts from 6th December 2012 to 12th Dec 2012 , this will be conducted at Commissioners office. APPSC ASO Key is available in http://apspsc.gov.in/ and also in www.manabadi.co.in. The Results will be out in the official website by today afternoon
APPSC Group II Results are expected to be released with in two days 31-Oct-2012
Hyderabad,Oct 31 Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) will be announced Group II Exam Results 2012 with in two days. Group II examination results 2012 total Out of 5, 47,985 students who registered for the exam in the state, only 4,79,996 had downloaded hall tickets from the APPSC website. But unfortunately only 3, 77,346 have appeared for APPSC group 2 exams in July, So total group2 attend persons attendance is 76%.

APPSC Group 2 results will be released soon at http://www.apspsc.gov.in/ website, Available in www.manabadi.co.in also
APPSC Blocks Recruitment Exams Results 9-Oct-2012
Hyderabad,Oct 9 Members of the AP Public Service Commission have blocked the announcement of results of various recruitment exams as a protest against the reforms initiated by the state government abolishing interviews for all posts barring those for Group-I.

The members want the APPSC to conduct interviews for all posts as was the case earlier and to this effect, the results have been withheld even six months after they were held. As per norms, the APPSC has to obtain approvals from majority of the members to announce the results, but most of the eight members are apparently refusing to give their approvals.

Irked by this, scores of candidates agitated in front of APPSC on Monday .

They alleged some members were blocking the results as they wanted to sell the posts in the name of conducting interviews.

Lakhs of candidates are facing hardships due to this delay and have even approached the Chief Minister. However, the government has expressed its helplessness since APPSC is a “Constitutional body“ and it can't enforce any decision or initiate action against its members.

Source: Deccan Chronicle
AP Public Service Commission Group I mains from September 18 5-Sep-2012
Hyderabad,Sep 5 The AP Public Service Commission (APPSC) postponed the Group I (Mains) exams yet again on Tuesday. The examinations will now be conducted from September 18 to 28 as against the earlier schedule of September 16 to 26. The decision was taken after the commission held a meeting and revised the final merit list adding 1,201 new candidates for Mains based on a new answer key. As per the final list, 16,782 candidates are eligible for the examination.

The new schedule released by APPSC said Paper I to V and the General English paper will be held on September 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 and 28 respectively. The officials of the commission revised the merit list, removing certain candidates and adding new ones based on the new key prepared after deleting errors in the paper.

A release sent by the commission has also asked all candidates to download hall tickets afresh from the website www.appsc.gov.in. The commission has also postponed the dates for other exams, including that of assistant engineer (AE), deputy inspector of survey, accounts officer, junior accounts officer and senior accounts officer, which were to be held from September 23 and 24 to November 3 and 4 respectively.

Source: Times of India
APPSC and Osmania Reschedule Exams 1-Jun-2012
Hyderabad,Jun 1 The AP Public Service Commission and the Osmania University have rescheduled their exams, scheduled to be held in June. The APPSC has postponed Group-II services recruitment exams scheduled for June 14 and 15 to July 21 and 22 respective ly on account of a clash with the IFS exam set for June 15 to be conducted by the UPSC. The APPSC exams scheduled for July 22 have been postponed to August 19.

OU has rescheduled M.Ed (backlog Ist semester) exams set for June 1 and 6 to June 8 and 10 respectively.

Similarly, MBA (IV semester) and MBA (backlog Ist semester) exams scheduled for June 1 have been postponed to June 14.

Meanwhile, the Teacher Eligibility Test will be held on Friday in two sessions from 9.30am to 12 noon (paper-I and 2.30 pm to 5 pm (paper-II).

Source: Deccan Chronicle
GROUP-1 Exams held Peacefully 28-May-2012
Hyderabad,May 28 The Group-I preliminary examination conducted by the AP Public Service Commission on Sunday went off peacefully across the state. The attendance percentage was 72.50. However, out of the 3.03 lakh candidates who applied, only 2.40 lakh downloaded the hall tickets. Of them, 1,73,265 took the exam. However, the power cuts and lack of minimum facilities troubled candidates at several centres though there were no errors in the question papers, as was the case in all the exams conducted by APPSC recently. The results will be announced in the last week of June. Candidates will be shortlisted in the ratio of 1:50 for the Mains exam, to be held from September 3.

Source: Deccan Chronicle
APPSC awards 29 grace marks for test errors 11-May-2012
Hyderabad,May 11 The AP Public Service Commission (APPSC) has decided to award 29 grace marks to all the candidates who appeared for the junior lecturers’ recruitment exam held in December 2011. This is to compensate for the ‘translation errors’ from English to Telugu in the question papers.

The errors cropped up in the exam for paper-I (general studies), which was for 150 marks. The exam for paper-II was for 300 marks. “The decision to award 29 grace marks was taken based on the report submitted by the expert committee comprising professors, which inquired into the complaints of goof-ups in the question papers. Since the grace marks are being awarded to all the candidates, it will ensure a level playing-field for all and no one will be adversely affected on account of this,” said Poonam Malakondaiah, secretary, APPSC.

The list of candidates selected for interviews will be released on June 3. The interviews will be conducted from June 18. Thousands of Telugu-medium students who had appeared for the exam got a rude shock when they found that 63 of the 150 questions were exclusively in English and there were no Telugu translations for the same. While a total of 1.40 lakh candidates had registered for the exam, about 84,000 had appeared for the test. Of them, around 67,000 candidates, or 80 per cent, were Telugu-medium students. The question paper consists of a booklet in which the APPSC was expected to provide questions in English on one side and their Telugu translations on the other side.

Source: Deccan Chronicle
APPSC to hold departmental tests in May 17-Feb-2012
Hyderabad,Feb 17 The AP Public Service Commission will conduct in May 2012 departmental tests in 22 district headquarter cities and towns from May 10 to 15. The commission invited applications for the tests online only from March 2 to 28 though the last date for payment of fee was March 24. The computer generated challan after filling in the forms should be paid in any branch of SBI. Candidates must log on to www.apspsc.gov.in to enter the format for application. A challan is automatically generated after form is filled.

Source:The Hindu
Free training for APPSC Group I for BC, ST and SCs 24-Jan-2012
Hyderabad,Jan 24 Director of the A.P. Study Circle for Backward Classes R. Sammaiah on Tuesday has invited applications from January 18 to 30 from BC, SC and ST students for free training for APPSC Group I preliminary written test.

Candidates should apply with their bio-data, SSC, Intermediate and degree marks lists, caste, income and nativity certificates, self-addressed envelope with a Rs.6 stamp, and a photocopy of the challan form of the application for APPSC Group I and send their applications to the study circle on Old RIMS premises, near Kendriya Vidyalaya, Kadapa – 516001, Mr. Sammaiah said in a statement.

An objective type test in general studies and mental ability would be conducted in the Old RIMS premises on February 6 at 11 a.m. and they can secure their hall tickets at 10 a.m. that day. For further details contact9885577066.

Source:The Hindu
Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission Record 3.02L aspirants for Group-1 this year 23-Jan-2012
Hyderabad,Jan 23 In 2008, 1.90 Lakh Candidates Had Applied.A record number of 3.02 lakh candidates are slated to appear for 350 posts in the Group-1 examinations conducted by APPSC this year. There has been a 50% increase in the number of applicants for the top state service examination. For the last Group-1 examinations, conducted in 2008, a total of 1.90 lakh candidates had applied.

Officials of Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission said that the increase in the number of applications could be the result of a compact time frame announced by APPSC. Unlike previous years, where schedules of preliminary and main exams were not announced along with the notification, the commission this year had announced the dates of written tests and interviews well in advance.

“More candidates are taking the examination seriously this year. The commission believes that once a strict framework for the examinations is given, candidates will be able to prepare in a better way. While so far we have announced about 304 posts, fifty more posts are expected to be added to the pool,” said Poonam Malakondaiah, secretary, APPSC. “There will be no change in the dates of examinations,” she said.APPSC officials said that the number of applications could have gone up also because of the state government’s decision to relax the age limit by two years. The age limit has gone up from 32 years to 34 years this year. About 20% candidates of this year’s Group-1 would be of above 32 years of age, officials said. However, in 2008 examinations, the state government had relaxed the age limit up to 39 years. The preliminary examinations for Group-1 will be held on May 27 this year.

Source:Times of India
Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) issued a fresh notification for 319 posts 19-Jan-2012
Hyderabad,Jan 19 The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) issued a fresh notification for 319 posts on Tuesday.245 assistant engineer posts in Municipal Department will be filled through this notification.Also, eligible candidates for 40 junior assistant posts (Group-2) and 34 junior assistant and typist posts (Group-4) will be recruited by the Commission.The last date for submission of applications and exam date will be announced later, informed the APPSC officials.

Source:The hindu
APPSC may go the UPSC way 13-Jan-2012
Hyderabad,Jan 13 Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) is set to go the UPSC way. Instead of conducting recruitments for various job positions in the state every three years, the commission, henceforth, would conduct tests every year just like the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

A high-level committee set up by the state government to look into the recruitment process of APPSC is most likely to come up with a final decision on the matter within the next couple of months. Officials of the commission had recommended a regular timebound conduct of examinations for speeding up the recruitment process. Secretary, APPSC, Poonam Malakondaiah said that that the commission has put forward the recommendations to reduce controversies regarding appointments. “Under the present circumstances, it is taking almost four years to complete the recruitment process. For instance, the interviews for Group-I posts, which were notified in 2008, are being conducted this year ,” said Malakondaiah.

Source: Times of India
Row over APPSC Group-I examination results. 20-Dec-2011
Hyderabad,Dec 20 Irregulatities alleged in evaluation and selection of candidates for interviews.The result of Group-I Min examinations conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission(APPSC) for 210 posts have become controversial with the allegatyions of irregulatities in the evaluation of the performance of candidates who took the tests in Telugu medium.A large number of candidates who did not qualify for interviews staged a protest in front of the Andhra Pradesh Public Service commission office here on Monday alleging irregulatities in the selection of candidates for interview.

Their main contention was discrimination against candidates who took the exams in Telugu medium. They alleged that English medium candidates comprised over 84 per cent of those who made it to interviews(350 out of 416).Good ups in Telugu translation of questions and selection of large number of candidates for interview from Tirupathi were their other grievances.The unsuccessful candidates who staged the protest alleged that as many as 120 candidates were chosen for interviews from Tirupathi, while only 11 were from Warangal. Throwing their weight behind the aggrieved candidates, the Opposition parties demanded fresh conduct of the examination. pearheading the protest at the Andhra Pradesh public Service commission Office, Kavita of Telangana Jagruti, a frontal organisation of Telangana Rashtra Samiti(TRS), alleged that the government had targeted candidates from Telangana for their participation in the movement for separate state.

Source:The Hindu
APPSC increases Group I posts 30-Nov-2011
Hyderabad,Nov 30 The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) has announced more Group I posts. The commission on Tuesday increased the number of vacancies under the Group I category to 304 as against 263 it had announced on Monday.

According to APPSC officials, the new posts have been added as the state finance department has announced about 30 vacancies. Group I Preliminary exams will be held on May 27, 2012, and the Mains on October 3, 2012.

APPSC officials have also decided that departmental exams for government officials will be objective in nature rather than descriptive that has been in vogue till now.

At a press meet held in the city on Tuesday, Poonam Malakondaiah, secretary, APPSC, said that the commission has not finalised the dates for Group II examination. However, 1,900 posts are vacant under the Group II category and 1,000 posts under Group III, APPSC officials said. The dates for the examinations will be announced only in the coming year, officials said.

Source: The Times of India
Group I Notification released for 263 posts 29-Nov-2011
Hyderabad,Nov 29 In a major recruitment drive, the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) on Monday issued the notification to fill up 263 Group-I posts in 19 categories, the highest number in recent times. The recruitment drive is part of the government’s endeavour to fill 1.16 lakh posts in various departments by December this year as announced by the Chief Minister, Mr N. Kiran Kumar Reddy.

For the first time in the history of APPSC, it also announced the schedule for Group-I Prelims and Main exams along with the notification. The prelims will be held on May 27, 2012, while main exams will be conducted from October 3, 2012, across the state. The online applications for Group-I posts will be accepted from December 9, 2011 to January 8, 2012. APPSC had last issued Group-I notification in December 2008 to fill 210 posts. However, the recruitment process could not be completed till now due to various reasons. APPSC has completed the prelims and mains exams and has scheduled personal interviews for short-listed candidates, from January 4 to February 10, 2012.

Source: Deccan Chronicle
Student suspect APPSC paper leak 28-Nov-2011
Hyderabad,Nov 28 The degree lecturers’ recruitment exam, which was conducted by the APPSC recently, has turned controversial. Candidates alleged that there were large scale irregularities in the selection process. They pointed out that the majority of students who made it to the selection list were from the Andhra University’s economics department and even their hall ticket numbers were in serial order.

Several candidates held a demonstration in front of the APPSC demanding cancellation of the exam and holding them afresh. They also demanded the government to inquire into the issue and take stringent action against the officials responsible for the irregularities. Candidates have also decided to submit a representation to Governor, E.S.L. Narasimhan urging him to order a probe.

About 600 applicants from across the state appeared for the recruitment exam, which was conducted to fill 48 degree lecturer posts in economics subject. The APPSC has short-listed 98 candidates and called them for interviews. Candidates alleged that of the total 98 candidates shortlisted, about 54 had hall-ticket numbers in the serial order. They said that about 28 shortlisted candidates were from one exam centre in Vizag. They also said that out of the top-10 scorers, six were from a single centre.

“An economics professor in Andhra University was involved in the question paper preparation process. Strangely, the students who are pursuing research under the same professor got selected,” said Mr Surya Narayana, a candidate. Students also suspect that the question paper was leaked in Vizag.

Source: Deccan Chronicle
APPSC to Notify on G-I Recruitment 19-Nov-2011
Hyderabad,Nov 19 After a gap of three years, the AP Pubic Service Commission has planned a major recruitment drive to fill Group-I posts. The notification to fill about 230 Group-I posts will be issued in December. The APPSC officials are in the process of finalising the notification.

Source: Deccan Chronicle
Group I Services Interview from January 4 – 21, 2012 10-Nov-2011
Hyderabad,Nov 10 It is hereby informed that the Commission have decided to conduct the Interviews for the following recruitments.

Divisional Accounts Officers (Works), Grade-II in A.P. Works Accounts Service 24/2007 (1st Notification) - 12/12/2011 14/12/2011

Divisional Accounts Officers (Works), Grade-II in A.P. Works Accounts Service 23/2008 (2nd Notification) 02/01/2012

Assistant B.C. Welfare Officer / Assistant Social Welfare Officer / Assistant Tribal Welfare Officer - 04/2011 15/12/2011 16/12/2011

Assistant Inspector of Fisheries in A.P. Fisheries Sub-Service - 08/2011 19/12/2011

Deputy Inspector of Survey in A.P. Survey Settlement and Land Records Sub-Service - 18/2010 20/12/2011

Group-I Services - 04/01/2012 21/02/2012

Note: List of qualified candidates for Interview will be displayed 20 days before the date of Interview.
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