APPSC group 2 hall ticket 2017 has been released to the candidates who had filled the application. The exam is scheduled for February 26th, 2017. The APPSC group 2 prelims exam is also cited as screening test and will be held at the test centres set up across the state.
Get hall ticket:
In a press note issued on Monday, the commission said that the hall tickets can be downloaded by the eligible candidates from February 13th except the candidates who have selected Hyderabad as their test centre. The hall tickets for candidates who have opted for Hyderabad as test centre (while filling application) will be issued today on February 14th.
The hall tickets can be downloaded from the official website of the commission here by entering your User Id and mobile number. Keep in mind that the User Id should be correct and mobile number should be same as provided in your application. Notably, the candidates would not be sent the hall tickets via post or courier and getting printouts from official portal is the only way. And a friendly reminder that taking hall ticket is mandatory at the exam centre.
Group 2 exam details:
The APPSC group 2 screening test is poised to be conducted for the notification no. 18/2016 which was released for the recruitment against 982 vacancies on various posts, from executive to non-executive posts. The process of application submission had commenced in 2016 from 11th November and went on till 18th December after an extension of 8 days.
Reportedly, the commission also said that it has received around 6.57 lakh applications from aspiring candidates. The most number of applications are from Visakhapatnam (74 thousand) followed by East Godavari region (64 thousand). It’s not for the first time but 6.5 lakh candidates vying for just under a thousand posts is by far a fierce competition, bringing the competition level to around 670:1 (candidates:vacancy).
Out of these 6.57 lakh, most will be out in the prelims, the reason the test is touted as screening. The second phase of the recruitment will be the interview/document verification.
The exam will consist of 3 papers carrying a total of 450 marks, with paper 1, 2 and 3 each being of 150 marks. It is compulsory to appear for all 3 papers. The maximum obtainable marks are 450 and the minimum qualifying marks for SC/ST/PH category candidates are 135, for BC it is 157.5 and for other categories, the min qualifying marks have been set at 180.
Paper 1 will have questions covering general studies and mental ability. Paper 2 will further have 2 parts (part 1: Social History of Andhra Pradesh i.e., the history of various social and Cultural Movements in Andhra Pradesh, & part 2: General overview of the Indian Constitution).
Paper 3 covers the section “Planning in India and Indian Economy Contemporary problems and Developments in Rural Society with special reference to Andhra Pradesh” as the official notification says. It is advisable to go through the official notice once again to get a grip of the syllabus and prepare accordingly in these last few days.
Note: The details such as exam centre, timing and seating arrangement etc will be mentioned in the hall ticket along with necessary instructions to follow while taking the exam.