The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) has released the hall ticket to the candidates who will appearing for group 1 services exam on May 7, 2017. A press note on the APPSC website says that hall tickets were made available on April 27. Candidates who have applied to appear for this recruitment (under notification no. 36/2016) can now download their group 1 hall tickets from the official website (www.psc.ap.gov.in).
The candidates should note that hall tickets can only be downloaded online from the Commission’s website and the same would not be dispatched to them via courier/post. So, to download your APPSC group 1 hall ticket 2017, simply visit www.psc.ap.gov.in, click on the “download hall ticket” icon on the far right below, enter your registration details. Once you’re in to your profile, download the hall ticket from there and get at least 2-3 printouts.
The details of examination venue, test timings and necessary instructions on what to do and what not will be mentioned on the hall ticket itself.
According to the official notification, a total of 78 vacancies on 8 different posts are to be filled through this recruitment examination. The posts were advertised on December 30, 2016 and applications had commenced from the next day, ending on January 30, 2017.
The test on May 7 is screening/preliminary test and the candidates qualifying this will proceed to appear for mains exam. The screening test will be held across 13 districts and mains at 4.
The screening test will have 150 objective typer questions for a maximum of 150 marks, meaning each question will carry 1 mark. There will also be negative marking in this paper. 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question will be deducted as per negative marking provision. Questions will be asked testing your General Studies and Mental Ability.
As said, prelims is for screening purposes to shortlist candidates for mains examination, and it’s the mains exam that’ll be tough. Mains exam consists of 5 papers of 150 marks each and then the interview section of 75 marks, totalling for maximum 825 marks. The final merit is prepared on the basis of total marks obtained by candidates in mains and interview section.
Candidates may check APPSC notification no. 36/2016, dated 30/12/2016 for more information on scheme of the exam and syllabus.