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APPSC Eligibility 2023: Age Limit, Educational Qualification, Nationality

The eligibility criteria play an essential role for candidates who are interested in applying for the APPSC exam. Those candidates who complete the eligibility will be able to appear for the APPSC exam. The APPSC exam has three phases - Prelims, M
APPSC Eligibility 2023

APPSC Eligibility 2023

APPSC Eligibility Criteria: Candidates who are intending to appear for the APPSC Group 1 exam are first advised to check the eligibility factor. The eligibility for the exam is prescribed by the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) on the official website. There are several factors that determine the eligibility for APPSC Group 1 exam including nationalism, age limit and physical standards. Hence, candidates preparing for the APPSC exam must go through the detailed eligibility criteria before filling out the application form.  

The APPSC has successfully conducted the prelims exam, and now the commission is set to conduct the Main exam. APPSC exam is conducted in three phases. Those who have cleared the prelims exam will now be eligible to appear on the Main exam. Further, candidates who will clear the Main exam, will be able to appear for the interview.  If a candidate completes all the eligibility factors, then he or she will be eligible to appear for the examination.

Candidates who wish to become  Deputy Superintendent of Jails,  Deputy Collectors, Assistant Commissioner,  District Fire Officers, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Regional Transport Officers, or Assistant Treasury Officers, are advised to go through the  APPSC Group 1 eligibility criteria before applying for the examination.  Further, the APPSC has conducted the prelim exam, and the Main exam started on June 03, 2023, and will come to an end on June 10, 2023. 

APPSC Eligibility Criteria 2023 

The APPSC eligibility criteria are one of the most important factors that candidates are advised to check. In order to be eligible for the exam, candidates should be healthy, have active habits and should be free from any bodily defect. Further, candidates should possess that academic and other qualifications. Further, the candidate should also be a citizen of India, in order to be eligible for the examination. 

Apart from these factors, there are other factors as well that are essential for candidates to consider. Once the candidates complete the eligibility criteria, candidates can fill out the application form online.

APPSC Eligibility Criteria Based on Nationality 

  • Candidates who are Indian nationals will be eligible to appear for the examination. However, those candidates who belong from Jammy and Kashmir state should be permanent residents of the state. 
  • Candidates who belong to the Andhra Pradesh Domicile will also be eligible to appear for the examination. 

APPSC Group 1 Eligibility Criteria Based on Age Limit 

Candidates can take a look at the table given below which emphasizes the specific eligibility conditions on the basis of the postcode of the services they intend to get recruited. 


Post Code 


        Service Name 


Post Name 


Age Limit

1

Andhra Pradesh Civil Service

Post of Deputy Collector

18-42

2

AP State Tax Service

Post of Assistant Commissioner

18-42

3

AP Police Service

Post of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat -2)

21-28

4

AP Jail Service

Post of Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Men)

18-28

5

AP Fire Service

Post of District Fire Officer

21-26

6

AP Treasury and Accounts Service

Post of Asst Treasury Officer/Asst Accounts Officer

18-42

7

AP Transport Service

Post of Regional Transport Officer

18-42

8

AP Excise Service

Post of Asst Prohibition & Excise Superintendent

18-26

9

AP Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Service

Post of Mandal Parishad Development Officer

18-42

10

AP Registration Service

Post of District Registrar

18-42

11

AP Employment Exchange Service

Post of District Employment Officer

18-42

12

AP Cooperative Service

Post of Deputy Registrar

18-42

13

AP Tribal Welfare Service

Post of District Tribal Welfare Officer

18-42

14

AP Social Welfare Service

Post of District Social Welfare Officer

18-42

15

AP BC Welfare Service

Post of District BC Welfare Officer

18-42

16

AP Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Service

Post of District Panchayat Officer

18-42

17

AP Municipal Administration Services

Post of Municipal Commissioner Grade-II

18-42

18

AP Medical and Health (Administration) Service

Post of Administrative Officer

18-42

19

AP State Audit Service

Post of Asst Audit Officer

18-42

  • For posts numbered: 1, 2, 06, 7, and 9 to 19:  Candidates should belong to the age group of 18 years and 42 years.
  • For posts numbered 03 and 04: Candidates who are interested in these posts, should  be between the age group of 21 years and 28 years
  • For posts numbered 05: Candidates intending to get recruited for this post should be between 21 years and 26 years 
  • For posts numbered 8: Candidates should be in the age group of between 18 years and 26 years.

APPSC Eligibility: Age Relaxation  

Candidates can take a look at the following age relaxation which is mentioned in the eligibility criteria :

Candidate’s category 

Permissible Relaxation of Age



SC/ST 

5 years

BCs

5 years 

Physically Handicapped Candidate 

10 years

Ex-Service Men

Allowed to reduce their age by three years in addition to their time spent serving in the military.

NCC

Allowed to remove 3 years from their age in addition to the number of years they have served in the military.

Andhra Pradesh State Government Employees

5 years Maximum

Retrenched Temporary Employees in State Census Dept

3 years

APPSC Eligibility Criteria: Educational Qualification 

For candidates who wish to apply for the posts of  District Fire Officer, Asst Treasury Officer/Asst Accounts Officer, and District Social Welfare Officer the specific educational qualifications are given below : 

  • Candidates should have completed their degree in Engineering (Fire) from a renowned university in India or any other equivalent qualification 
  • A degree in commerce, economics, or mathematics from a university approved by the UGC, or any other credentials that are equivalent 
  • Candidates should have completed their Bachelor’s Degree from a renowned college or university under the Central Act or a State Act recognized by UGC
  • The selection process will favour those with social work or sociology degrees.

APPSC Eligibility Based on Physical Standards 

Candidates who are interested in applying for the position of DySP, District Fire Officer, or Jail Superintendent are required to have some specific physical criteria in order to be eligible to get recruited for these posts. 

Take a look at the given details here : 

  • Male candidates who are in the general category should have a height of 167.6 cm and a minimum of 86.3 cm round on the chest on full expansion. 
  • For candidates belonging to the ST category should be at least 164 cm height and a minimum of 86,8 cm round on the chest on full expansion 
  • On the other hand, female candidates belonging to the general category should have a height of 152.5 cm and a minimum of 86.3 cm round on the Chest on full expansion. 
  • The visual activity of the candidate will be tested by two tests - one will be the distance vision test and the other one will be the near vision test. 

 

Particulars

Details

Standard I

Left Eye

  • V – 6/6 
  • Reads 0.6

Right Eye

  • Distant Vision V – 6/6 
  • Near Vision-Reads 0.6 

Standard II

Better Eye

  • Distant Vision V- 6/4 

Worse Eye

  • V- Without Glasses Not below 6/6; and after correction with Glasses not below 6/24 Near Vision 
  • Reads 0.6 Reads – 1 

Standard III

Better Eye

  • Distance Vision-V without Glasses – not below 6/24 and after correction with Glasses not below 6/6
  • Near Vision – Reads 0.8 

Worse Eye


  • V - without Glasses – Not below 6/24, after correction with Glasses not below 6/12 Near Vision 
  • Reads 1

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are candidates of Jammu and Kashmir eligible to appear for the APPSC exam ?

Yes, candidates of Jammu and Kashmir are eligible to appear for the APPSC exam. However, they need to show that they are a permanent resident of the state.

Who conducts the APPSC exam ?

The APPSC exam is a state-level service exam conducted by the APPSC. The exam has three phases - Prelims, Mains and Interview.

What are the necessary eligibility criteria for Group 1 of the APPSC exam ?

Candidates seeking the APPSC Group 1 position should be proficient in Hindi and Telugu and have a basic understanding of Andhra Pradesh culture and tradition.

If a candidate is not a resident of Andhra Pradesh, then is she eligible to appear for the APPSC exam?

Yes, candidates who do not belong to Andhra Pradesh can also appear for the examination

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