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Advice for APPSC Groups Aspirants

Those aspiring to appear for Group I or II services in AP need to keep some hard facts on top of their mind.

1) APPSC don’t conduct groups examinations every year like UPSC or other state commissions like Tamilnadu,Maharastra.

2) APPSC don’t have any examination timetable, which means you never know when they announce notification, announce exam dates after receiving applications,when they announce results.The more stages your exam got (like Group I) the more uncertainty.

3) Most of the APPSC notifications are announced & conducted according to wishes of the government in power.This means the government may not conduct exams for 3 or 4 years and then announce a notification with large number of posts at once with age exemptions.

4) As there is no exam timetable for APPSC the gap between exam notification and conduct of examination varies from minimum 1 year(for technical posts) to 3 years or more(for popular ones like group I,II).

5)The lack of exam timetable on part of APPSC is making the students desperate to appear for Groups exams when they announce the dates and also making controversial attempts by students asking for more posts, age exemptions, reservation issues which in turn is making the already delayed process delaying further.

So those who already doing job or those who are looking for job continue with your plans and don’t wait for Groups exams.Just apply for these exams when APPSC announced notifications and continue with your job, start preparation for the exam when they announce the dates.Don’t ever quit your current job for preparation of Group I or II!!

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  1. May 26, 2011 at 12:09 AM

    i would like to know wheather a undergraduate student can apply for the group 2 exams.i am doing my btech 3rd yr in cse stream,i ll be finishing it by next year may i.e 2012.can i apply for the group 2 coming notification.

    • May 26, 2011 at 4:19 PM

      Hi Hannah,
      Anyone who finished their degree can apply for Group 2 provided they are able to provide evidence of completion.Currently there is no fresh notification, since u will be completing your degree by may 12 you will be eligible to apply for furture fresh notification.The cut off date will be mentioned in the notification.

  2. Swati
    July 5, 2011 at 8:02 PM

    Hi Dilip,
    I would like to know when is the Group II notification for 2011. after notification what is the time frame to apply it?

    • July 5, 2011 at 8:54 PM

      Hi swathi,
      Group II notification is not issued every year!,we hope the govt issue one in 2012 once the exam for the current one issued in 2008 finishes on oct 15 2011. Usually you will have one month time to apply and the last date will be mentioned in notification.Keep checking http://www.apspc.gov.in for notifications.

  3. Sagarika
    August 13, 2011 at 2:40 AM

    Hi Dilip,

    Ur advice on preparation for group 2 is v useful.

    At the time of group 2 application, due to lack of awareness I have given wrong preference of posts. Now that additional 120 posts – develpment officer- textiles have been added, will APPSC ask the candidate to give preference of posts again at the time of interview???

    thanx in advance

  4. Sagarika
    August 13, 2011 at 2:44 AM

    Is there anyway that I can change my preference of group 2 posts at a later point – at interview stage??

    im worried and im glad i found ur forum

    • August 13, 2011 at 10:29 AM

      Hi Sagarika,

      This is what APPSC says regarding job preferences and zones in the G-II notification under “Procedure of Selection”

      ” While the Commission calls for preference of candidates in respect of Posts, Zones etc., in
      the Application Form, it is hereby clarified that the said preferences are only indicative for being
      considered to the extent possible but not binding or limiting the Commission’s powers enjoyed under
      Article 315 and 320 of the Constitution of India. Therefore, the Commission has the power to
      assigning a successful candidate to any of the notified posts for which he is considered by them to
      be qualified and eligible, subject to fulfilling the selection criterion. Mere claim of preference for
      any Zone for allotment against vacancy does not confer a right to selection for that Zone in
      particular or any Zone in general.”

      What it means is preferences are only indicative in nature and you can claim any posts you wish, provided you are in merit order and have eligible qualifications & zonal reservations.Regarding the new development officers posts perhaps they might ask you for a preference only for that post at time of interview. So “Don’t worry” about your lack of knowledge as everyone is in same boat and commission takes care of that.

  5. Sagarika
    August 13, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Hi Dilip,

    Does this mean that I can change the order of preference for group 2 posts before allotment? I was told that the preferences given at the time of application are final and so I became anxious.

    I qualified for group 1 mains and am goin to give group2 exams also. Im confident about getting thru group 2 and not group 1.

    I had given second preference to Extension Officer PR&RD because it was in higher scale but i dont want to apply for this job now.

    Anyway, thanx a lot for ur quick response.


    • August 14, 2011 at 3:41 PM

      Hi sagarika,
      Yes according to commission you can change if are in merit order.

  6. Anjireddy
    August 18, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    My name is Anjireddy I applied for group 2 in 2009 .May i know that application is valid or not .if it is valid when i will get the hall ticket.otherwise how to check that application valid or not.I have refference number also.any one please help me.

    • August 18, 2011 at 9:10 PM

      Hi Anjireddy,
      You can check your application status from http://www.apspsc.gov.in/ website under “check your application(Direct Recruitment)”.Your hall ticket will be available online at the website a week or 10 days before the exam.

  7. Anjireddy
    August 19, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Hi Dilip,

    Thanks for u r information,and one more thing i chechecked my status iteeks like my application is recived means i am eligible for group 2 right? or not.please tell me.

    Thamks & Regards

    • August 19, 2011 at 3:06 PM

      That means you are eligible to write the exam and check the APPSC website for downloading the hall ticket as it will be available before exam.

  8. vrma
    September 12, 2011 at 6:19 PM

    when will group premil wil be conducted in 2012 or 13

    • September 13, 2011 at 10:49 PM

      Group I prelims notification is expected in 2012.Keep an eye at APPSC website.

  9. divya
    September 20, 2011 at 8:06 PM

    I am divya. I am very much intrested to write group II exam would you please tell me when the notification is expected and when will be the exam conducted.

    Thank you.

    • September 22, 2011 at 12:41 PM

      Hi divya,
      The next notification for G-II is yet to be announced.May be after jan 2012.

  10. October 3, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    hai, i have completed my degree and i want to know in detail about benefit of writing these exam, i am completely aware of it. please unware me about it, the information like whether it is entrance test ,it is based on which questions, how the process after writing the exam, where interview takes place and what are the precautions needed to be on that post and every year how many post will vacant,what is the duration of developement officer jab and salary. thanks.

  11. pavani
    October 26, 2011 at 12:15 AM

    Hi dilip,
    Minimum how much time gap will be there between notification and exam date?
    I am working and want to prepare for groups. Please tell me ths study plan.During weekdays i can prepare only 2 hours per day as my office is very far.Travelling itself takes 4 hours.Will i be able to complete the syllabus on 6 months if i prep 2 hours a day and whole day in weekends ie. saturday and sundays?

    • October 26, 2011 at 1:39 PM

      Hi pavani,
      The usual gap will be 4 months but APPSC is giving more time than that, sometime going up to an year.You can safely presume a gap of 6 months.Regarding preparation, if you follow your mentioned schedule you can definitely finish off in 6 months.But you must make sure to collect all the required material before starting preparation.Since you want to prepare for groups, better start now rather than waiting for notification as it will come sooner or later.

  12. sunitha
    November 10, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    hi Dilip,

    i came to know that exam pattern for group 2 is going to change and it is similar like group 1. in that case preparation for the both will be same or not. please guide me. i wanted to know is it true that next notification for group 1 and 2 will be in 2012?



    • November 11, 2011 at 11:47 AM

      Hi sunitha,
      Preparation for G-1/G-2 varies in particular for the mains.Syllabus of G-1 is a bit more than G-2. we don’t know what the exact syllabus of G-2 mains in the new pattern, but expected to be more or less as the existing one. Next notifications for G-1/G-2 are expected in 2012.

      • sunitha
        November 11, 2011 at 3:52 PM

        hi dilip,

        thank you for your response. please guide me what kind of books shall i needed to refer for the preparation of mental ability. im having r.s aggarvals verbal and nonverbal reasoning. any other books to refer?

        • November 12, 2011 at 7:25 PM

          Hi sunitha,
          R.S agarwal is more than enough, most of the questions in the exam are of 10th standard only.

  13. kmr
    November 20, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    hiiii sir.., i’m pursuing my btech final year.. and my dob 15-07-1991.. as notificatn wil be issued on dec…,am i eligible for applying g1 examinatn?.. plzzz clarify me

  14. kmr
    November 21, 2011 at 10:39 PM

    thanku somuch for ur kind rly sir..

  15. Sujay
    November 23, 2011 at 11:27 PM

    Hi Dilip,
    I have done my diploma, after that i have done my B.E through Vinayaka missions thru DDE, from this university they i have give 1st two years marks list from other university, 3 and 4 years from vinayaka missions. Am i eligile to write group 1 & 2 examinations in 2012. please suggest

    • November 24, 2011 at 7:13 PM

      Hi Sujay,
      As long as your qualification is recognised by UGC you are eligible to write any government examination. If your B.E qualification is recognised by UGC then you don’t need to worry. That’s what the APPSC say about the qualification.

  16. November 30, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    im a btch final year student..im preparng for upcoming civil services which is on may 2012….meanwhile i have seen appsc group 1 notification and the syllabus is quite easy..as i knw tht upsc allows me to write the exam even when im in my 4th year so do can i apply for ths group 1 notificatn in the similar manner….

    • November 30, 2011 at 10:46 PM

      Hi sahil,
      You are NOT eligible without a degree by the time of notification.

  17. Prudhvi
    December 4, 2011 at 10:11 PM

    (group 1 notification is released…)i am doing my b.tech final year….i will get my degree in 2012 may…..am i eligible to apply for group 1??
    and please do inform me also about the maximum possible attempts for group 1 appsc.

    • December 5, 2011 at 8:42 PM

      Hi prudhvi,
      You are NOT eligible without a degree on the date of notification.There is no limit on the number of attempts.

      • Prudhvi
        December 8, 2011 at 7:24 AM

        thank you ,sir

  18. sandhya
    December 7, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    hi sir iam sandhya.iam doing b.pharm final year i have interested to write group1 exam the recent notification is delivered in nov28,2012.the applications closing date is jan 8,2012.iam confused about my qualificatin beause it is ongoing.i will assure my course is completed in april 2012.but i am dilema either apply or not.so plzzzzzzzzzzz suggest me

    • December 7, 2011 at 5:30 PM

      Hi sandhya,
      You are NOT eligible to write the exam, as you need to have degree on the date of notification.

  19. Anjireddy
    December 13, 2011 at 11:24 AM


    I am Anjireddy ,I am planing to prepare Group2 myself , I have some doughts. Please fullfill it .

    1.When we will expect the group2 notification.
    2.which books i will prefor for telugu medium.
    3.please provide for guidence for preparation.
    4.perday how many hours i need to prape

    Actually I am working as asoftware engineer in banglore.

    Please gude me.


  20. Anjireddy
    December 14, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Hi Dilip,

    Thank you very much for your immidiate response,This is usefull information to me and I will keep in touch with you if I have any queries.


  21. Nanda
    December 16, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Hi Dilip,

    As now group 1 notification is out officially, can I get some materials regarding this, I mean any links for it will do…and when can we expect the exam will held

  22. azam
    December 21, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    is there any hope of increasing age limit for APPSC group1

    • December 21, 2011 at 9:58 PM

      Hi Azam,
      Hope is fading at the moment , we have to see if politics can play at the last moment.

  23. azam
    December 26, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    what about minorties reservation implementation in APPSC recruitments. i mean when they consider reservation. AP govt when they give Gazette notification

    • December 26, 2011 at 8:04 PM

      Hi Azam,
      Reservations for minorities is present in notification under BC-E, check those backward classes in Muslims on Page 25 in G-I notification.

  24. azam
    December 27, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    under BC_E, reservation is provided to socially backward muslims and in that reservation not applicable to Pathans, sayyads etc.,

    as per recent GOI Gazzette notificattion irrespective of muslim sub castes reservation given 4.5% for minorities that means even Pathans, sayyads etc., also eligible for reservation. so, when govt of AP releasing gazzette notification to implement the same in recruitments.

    • December 27, 2011 at 11:51 AM

      Hi Azam,
      GOI gazette notification is the first step in the muslim reservation bill.The bill need to be discussed and passed in both houses and signed by president before it can become a law.Until then it is only a bill but not a law.Every bill need to go through these process before it can become law.Only laws are implemented by APPSC or any authority.At present stage there is no reservation for muslims other than those in BC-E and it will remain so, even if bill became law as the APPSC already issued notification.If the bill becomes law, that reservation is applicable only from future notifications and remember APPSC posts are state cadre and we don’t know whether the proposal covers both central and state cadres.

  25. azam
    January 4, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    thank you very much sir

  26. sunitha
    January 6, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    hello dilip,

    im homoeopathic doctor with m.d degree, please help me whether i am eligible for the drug inspector posts, for whom appsc recently released the notification, because in their notification eligibility is not clear as they wrote medical degree people are eligible, i too have pharmacology of homoeopathy.

    • January 6, 2012 at 10:08 PM

      Hi Sunitha,
      Since you got Pharmacology in Homoeopathy i believe you can apply, in case you are not eligible your application is put under rejection list after the deadline of receiving applications.It is also a good idea to call APPSC helpdesk number on APPSC homepage to clarify in this regard.

      • sunitha
        January 6, 2012 at 11:17 PM

        hi dilip, thank you. your services are awesome. what ever information we needed you give you very nicely.

        thanks dilip.

  27. teja
    February 4, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    hello dilip,
    can final year b.tech students write upsc2012??

    • February 5, 2012 at 12:26 PM

      Hi Teja,
      YES , B.Tech Final year students are eligible for UPSC Prelims 2012. Read the notification on upsc.gov.in and make sure you have the degree by June/july before eligible for UPSC mains.

  28. teja
    February 12, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    thank you very much….ur awesome

  29. leela krishna
    February 16, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    Hello Sir,
    group 2 question paper will be in telugu or english??
    Thanks waiting for a reply…..

    • February 17, 2012 at 10:10 PM

      Hi leela krishna,
      G-II question paper will be in both media TM and EM.

  30. Dipika
    March 6, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Hi Dilip,

    I want to attempt Group2 Exam im having a very low level of Knowledge on syallbus concerned, i would like to know that how i can improve my knowlwdge in this short period of time.wat are the tips ??? pls help me!!


    • March 6, 2012 at 9:42 PM

      Hi Dipika,
      You want a shortcut to improve your knowledge, then first believe in yourself!. You need to understand what areas you need to improve and decide what you can do to improve your knowledge.Only through repetitive revision of syllabus you can remember anything.Regarding improvement in short period of time, why are you so desperate? You tend to make more mistakes when you are in a hurry, so just read whatever you can and attend the exam with confidence.Rather than knowledge it is the confidence that helps you to make more effort to improve your knowledge.

  31. prakash
    March 17, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    hi dilip, group2 notification for the year 2012 and exam date has been annouced.does exam will be conducted on the date mentioned or it get delayed

    • March 17, 2012 at 9:32 PM

      Hi Prakash,
      It will be conducted as mentioned in the notification.Do your preparation according to that and don’t believe in any rumors.

  32. nk
    April 2, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    have the notifications for group 1 and 2 have been announced for 2012.. please gimme complete details as i m new to this and want the details

  33. April 7, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    hi dilip, Please help me, what exact Group 2 pattern and which books need to refer fro group 2 preparation.

  34. May 17, 2012 at 11:48 PM

    l want to join in study center so please inform last date of joining

    • May 18, 2012 at 12:09 PM

      Hi Vamsheshwar,
      I assume you are asking for G-2 coaching, in which case you need to ask at coaching centres as the last date varies according to the number of candidates in each batch.

  35. November 2, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Hi Dilip,
    Thanks for your detailed answers.

    Here is my question,
    I got ADO post in zone 4, but if I want to change the post or zone whom do I contact.

    If I don’t like ADO, can I opt for a non-executive post, like ASO?


    • November 5, 2012 at 11:13 PM

      Hi sreenu,
      You can’t change now as you already filled up your options during interview.If you didn’t like ADO you shouldn’t have checked it as your option, then you will get chance for non exec ASO.There will be no counselling session for job/zone preferences and you have to take whatever is offered based on your merit and options mentioned. Try to enquire by going to any coaching centre if there is any procedure to change your choice now.

  36. raam
    December 26, 2012 at 2:23 AM

    i am telugu medium student.
    where i get telugu metirial or text books of group2
    can u send me ?

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