APPSC Departmental Tests Notification 2020 Applications, Exam Dates for May/ Nov 2020 Session

APPSC Departmental Tests November 2020 Session Notification- Online Applications, Exam Dates @ APPSC Departmental Tests May/ Nov 2020 Session Notification APPSC #Departmentaltests #November #May Session Notification 2020, Online Application form, Fee payment, Time table, Eligibility, How to apply,, Exam date, Last date for Online Applying; APPSC Departmental Tests Notification 2020/November 2020 Session/May Session 2020 APPSC Departmental Tests 2020 Notification.  APPSC has issued the Departmental Tests  May 2020 Session Notification on 1st of July 2020.   The application will be available on Commission’s website ( from 08-072020. The last date for submission of online application is   27/07/2020 (26/07/2020 is the last  date for payment of fee up to 11:59 PM)  Applicants primarily shall register the One Time Profile Registration (OTPR) through the Commission’s Website viz., Once applicant registers his/her particulars, a User ID is generated and sent to his/her registered mobile number and email ID. Applicants need to apply for the Tests using the OTPR User ID through Commission’s website.

The Commission is inviting the Departmental Tests applications from the candidates for November May 2020 Session Examinations through ON-LINE only . Application Form, Time-Table and other full details are available in the Commission’s Website Applicants shall apply the Departmental Test for November/ May 2020 Session examinations through ON-LINE ONLY from 08/07/2020 to 27/07/2020 as the earlier procedure of sale of applications at the Head Post Offices at District Head Quarters and at SALES COUNTER of APPSC Office has been dispensed with by the Commission. The candidate should read the Commission’s Notification and other instructions available in User’s Guide carefully before applying the Test and enter the particulars properly in the Application through ON-LINE.


Applications are invited ON-LINE from 08/07/2020 to 27/07/2020 for the Departmental Tests MAY, 2020 Session to be held from 25/08/2020 to 28/08/2020 and 31/08/2020 to 01/09/2020.

Important Note :
1. Hand written/ Typed/ Photostat copies/ Printed Application Form will not be entertained either direct/y or by Post Office or in person.
2. A candidate if he/she desires can appear for one or more of the Tests to the extent the Time-table allows.
3. Candidates are advised to submit their applications through on-line well in advance of the last date and time  i.e., 08/07/2020 to 27/07/2020

As per amendment to Rule 17 of Departmental test Rules 1965 vide G.O. Ms. No.55 General Administration (Ser-C) Dept., Dt.02/05/2017 in respect of objective type papers with multiple Choice answers, the wrong answering shall be penalized. For every wrong answer, 1/3(0.33) of the marks prescribed for the question shall be deducted, unanswered questions will not be taken into account.
Provided that the minimum marks for passing of all the objective type departmental Tests are reduced to 35 marks instead of 40. In respect of Divisional Test and AP Works Accounts Services examination, the minimum pass marks prescribed vide G.O.Ms.No.213, F & P (FW.WA.I) Deptt., dt.14.6.1984, as 40 in each paper and 45% in aggregates are reduced to 35 in each paper and 40% in aggregate.
However, the minimum marks required for pass in the Descriptive Papers shall be 40 in each paper.

Negative marks system in all APPSC direct recruitment tests/ exams

Eligibility to Appear For The Tests:
A. Only the employees working in the respective departments of Andhra Pradesh are eligible to apply for the tests mentioned below.
However, Secretariat employees wherever the rules permit are allowed to appear for any Departmental Test in order to get eligibility for appointment by transfer/ promotion to other Services, on payment of the prescribed fee.
a) Commercial Taxes Department: Paper Code No:6 & 7. (Written Examination)
b) Treasuries and Accounts Department:  Paper  Code  No:  31,46,64,79,89,100,114  and 129.
N.B: Typists-cum-Assts. working in Finance and Planning (Finance Wing) are also eligible to appear for the Treasuries & Accounts Service Examination.
c) Sericulture Department: Paper Code No:32,47,65,80,90,1O1,115,130 and 143.
d) Mines & Geology Department: Paper Code No: 150 only.
e) Divisional Test: Paper Code No: 30, 63, 81,113 & 138.
f) Works Accounts Service: Paper Code No: 44, 78, 99, and 128.
g) Workshop Officers: Paper Code No: 14 & 29.
h) A.P. Public Service Commission: Paper Code No: 149.
N.B: The respective Service Rules should be referred to by the candidates for deciding the eligibility or otherwise to apply for the Tests.
B. The following Tests bearing Paper Code numbers are open to all, whether the applicant is in Government Service or not. Paper Code No. 5, 8, 10, 18, 19, 27, 28, 36, 43, 45, 49, 62, 67, 77, 98, 108, 127, 136, 137, 141, 142, 144 to 148 and 155.
C. Other Tests can be written by any Government Servant, whether working in the same Department or not Those who have already passed the test should not apply again. If any such case comes up to the notice of the commission he/she is liable for severe disciplinary action by the department besides cancellation of the test passed second time by him/her.

Special Conditions Prescribed for Certain Tests
a) Candidate applying for “Departmental Test for Mines and Geology” should furnish the period of service completed in the Application Form.
b) Divisional Test:
Senior Assistants working in the Offices of Director of Accounts in Projects and Accounts Branches of the Divisions of the P.W.D. (R&B), Irrigation Branch, Public Health Engg. Department and Panchayat Raj Engg. Department and Ports Department who have been working as such for a period of three years or more are allowed to appear for this examination. Superintendents working in the above Departments are also allowed to appear for the examination. Senior Assistant/ Superintendents working in the Divisions of P.W. Engineering Departments i.e., State Government Employees are only eligible for appearing Divisional Test.

They should download and fill the service certificate which is available in the Commission’s Website showing the service rendered in the Category of Senior Assistant in Engineering Department and get the signature with Seal of the Controlling Officer of parent department as per the particulars shown in their Service Register. The Service Certificate duly signed by the Controlling Officer should be scanned and uploaded.

Otherwise their applications will be summarily rejected. Local Body Employees also apply for this Test. But their admission is provisional, subject to their eligibility as per G.O.Ms.No. 86, Finance & Planning (FW.WA-1) Department, dt. 22/05/1998. Commerce graduates who claim exemption from passing Paper-I of Part-I of Divisional Test should furnish information in the Application Form. Failing which, their Applications are not considered for exemption of Paper-I of Part-I of the Divisional Test.
c) Candidates appearing for Fisheries Department Test-II should furnish the information regarding satisfactory completion of training from the State Fisheries Training Institute, Kakinada in the Application Form.
d) Candidates appearing for Criminal Judicial Test with Law Qualification should furnish the information in the Application Form to seek exemption from passing Paper-I & II of the above Test, failing which their Applications will not be considered for exemption from passing Papers I & II of the Test.
e) Candidates appearing for Sericulture Department Test, Part-III (Paper Code No. 154 – Practical Test) must pass Part – I of the Test consisting 4 papers and that they are required to furnish the information in the Application Form.
f) All papers of objective type 2 hours only.
g) Language Test paper code No.5,6,7,19,28,37,49,67,36,58,74 and surveys & Settlement 69,87,109,118,110,119,111,120,112,121,116,133,117,134,122,135 (written exam) is in conventional Type.
h)  The duration of tests of objective type and descriptive type pattern is as per the G.0.Ms. No.288, GA(Ser. c) Dept., dt:10/09/2014.

1) Candidates  according to  Para-5(b) and (c) of  the Departmental Tests  Notification are only eligible, other than Department candidates are not eligible. If candidates applied other than Department liable for rejection and also debarment.
2) Certifying officers have to verify the records whether he/she has been completed 3years of minimum service in the category of Sr.Asst.

Application will be rejected on the following reasons:-
1. If the Photo/ Signature uploaded is not clear.
2. If prescribed fee is not paid and/or if fee paid is less.
3. If fee is not paid towards application.
4. If the Service Certificate is not filled/ not signed by the Controlling Officer/ without seal of the Controlling Officer/ signed by the candidate himself/herself (self attestation) instead of his/her Controlling Officer/signed by the Gazetted Officer instead of their Controlling Officer. If not uploaded the Service Certificate.
5. If the filled in Application Form is not in terms of this notification.
6. If the applicant is not eligible to appear for the Test in terms of Para(3) of the Notification.
7. If the candidate applies during debarment period.

OD Letter for Departmental Tests : OD LETTER

Exam Pattern/  Scheme of Examination :
(a) All the Tests, except Language and Survey Tests will be in Objective Type in terms of
G.O.Ms.No.602, G.A. (Ser-C) Department, dated. 01.11.2011.
(b) The Language Test papers (P.C.Nos.5, 6, 7, 19, 28, 36,49, 67,37, 58, 74) and Survey &
Settlement papers (P.C.Nos.69, 87, 109, 110, 111, 112, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122,
133, 134 and 135) will be of conventional mode.
(c) All the objective type papers will be held on Computer Based Departmental Tests.
Instructions regarding this Computer Based Test are detailed in the Instructions Manual at
Annexure – I.
(d) The candidates appearing for Objective Type papers may use Mock Test facility available
on Commission’s Website, to acquaint with the Computer Based Tests.
(e) The candidates appearing for Conventional Papers (Descriptive Exams) will be supplied
with OMR sheet attached Answer Books to be answered with Blue or Black Pen.
(f) Schedule of test timings as per G.O.Ms.No.55 General Administration (Ser-C) Dept.,
dt.02/05/2017 is as under.

  Examination Mode Duration of theExamination Time of the Examination
Fore Noon After Noon
Objective Type Papers 2 Hours (120 Minutes) 10.00 AM – 12.00 Noon 3.00 PM – 5.00 PM
 Conventional Type Papers 3 Hours (180 Minutes) (Except PC.No.05, which is 2 hrs.)  10.00 AM – 1.00 PM 3.00 PM – 6.00 PM     (For P.C No.005 only 3.00 PM – 5.00 PM)

Centres of Examination:
(i) All the Departmental Tests will be conducted at all the 13 Districts.
(ii) The candidates shall be admitted at the respective District Centre only, where the
candidate is presently working as mentioned in the application.


Application Fee:
 i)   The fee for each Paper is Rs. 500/- (Rupees five hundred only) as per G.O.Ms.No.121,G.A(Ser-C) Department, Dt.17.09.2019. However, no fee is prescribed for  the Tests in Gujarathi and Marwari Languages.
ii)   The applicant shall pay Rs. 500/-(Rupees Five Hundred Only) towards application processing fee, besides the examination fee.

The Applicants shall read the Instructions Manual at Annexure-I and go through the User Guide on Website before submission of Applications online.
STEP-I: Candidates applying for the first time for any notification has to first fill the OTPR application carefully to obtain OTPR ID. While filling the OTPR, the candidates have to ensure
that there are no mistakes done. The Commission bears no responsibility for the mistakes, if any, made by the candidates. (If candidates already have OTPR ID number then he/she can proceed to STEP-II.)
STEP-II: The Applicant has to Login in the Commission’s website with the User Name (OTPR ID) and the Password set by Candidate. After Login, the Applicant has to click on the “Online Application Submission” present in the bottom right corner of the commission’s website

PAYMENT PROCESS: The Applicant now has to click on the payment link against the Notification No.04/2020. The Basic details required for calculation of the Fee will be prepopulated from the OTPR data. The Applicant has to verify all the details that were displayed. Once the Payment form is submitted, the respective details (Used for Calculation of fee) will not be altered in any stage of application processing. Hence if any details are to be changed, applicant should use the Modify OTPR link, modify the details, save it and again click on application payment link.
STEP-III: After checking all the data and ensuring that the data is correct the applicant has to fill application specific data. Once all the data is filled appropriately, the applicant has to submit the payment form. On successful submission, the payment reference ID is generated and is displayed on the screen. By clicking “OK” the Applicant is shown the various payment options where he/she can select any one among them and complete the payment process as given on the screen.
STEP-IV: Once the payment is successful, payment reference ID is generated. Candidates can note the payment reference ID for future correspondence. Thereafter the applicant is directed to the application form. Applicant should provide the payment reference Id generated along with the other details required for filing the application form (other fields like OTPR ID and personal details will be prepopulated from the data submitted in the payment form for respective notification). The Applicant should check the data displayed thoroughly and should fill the application specific fields like paper code details, examination centre etc., and details carefully and submit the Application form. Once the Application is submitted successfully then Application Receipt is generated. The Applicant is requested to print and save the application receipt for future reference/correspondence.
Note: Applicant shall note that, the details displayed from OTPR at the time of submitting the application will be considered for the purpose of this notification only. If, any changes are made by the applicant to OTPR data at a later date will not be considered in any case.
STEP-V: In any case if the payment process is not submitted successfully, then the applicant
should start the fresh payment process as mentioned in STEP-II.
STEP-VI: Once the application is submitted successfully, correction in application form will be
enabled. The corrections can be made in the application form itself for paper code only. Fields which affect the Name, personal details and fee are not enabled for corrections.

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Important Dates of TSPSC Departmental Tests 2020 :
1. Date of issue of Notification: 01-07-2020
2. Online Application Starts from: 08-07-2020 
3. Last date for submission of applications: 27-07-2020
4. Commencement of Departmental Test,  May 2020 Session Examinations:
Departmental Tests MAY, 2020 Session to be held from 25/08/2020 to 28/08/2020 and 31/08/2020 to 01/09/2020.

1. GOT (Departmental Test for Gazetted Officers of the Education Department) 

  1. 27/08/2020 THURSDAY (FORE NOON) – 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon (GOT Paper Code: 88)
  2. 27/08/2020 THURSDAY (AFTER NOON) – 3.00 PM to 5.00 PM (GOT Paper Code: 97)

2. EOT On:  28/08/2020 FRIDAY (FORE NOON) – 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon (EOT Paper Code:141)
3. Special Language:  28/08/2020 FRIDAY (AFTER NOON) – 3.00 PM to 6.00 PM  (paper code:37)

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