APPSC Group 3 Notification 2020: Applicants are invited online application for Panchayat Secretary posts under Group 3 services. Eligibility Candidates who fit this requirement have a visit to the official website for the APPSC Group 3 Apply Online link.

APPSC Group 3 Panchayat Secretary Notification will be going to declare very shortly for 1000 vacancies. Applicants have a look more on the APPSC Group 3 Recruitment 2020-21 pdf notification below.

Latest: The AP Government has announced that 24000 vacancies in the state in different departments. The below image provides information about the new recruitment for various APPSC groups.

  • APPSC Group III Notification is issued only for one post i.e Panchayat Secretary.
  • APPSC Group 3 Notification Pdf is also available directly on this page, applicants can access that link to know the entire details on the panchayat secretary exam.
  • APPSC Group 3 Calendar 2020 will be going to announce in this month.
  • The Selection Process includes the Preliminary exam and Mains Exam.

APPSC Group 3 Notification 2020 Highlights

APPSC Notification 2020 for Group 3 exam is going to be live in Jan/Feb 2020. Govt officials of Andhra Pradesh are planning to recruit Panchayat Secretary posts in various departments. The selected candidates will be given posting in Andhra Pradesh State only. 

Candidates should participate in screening tests and mains exams for the selection process. The screening exam will be conducted in offline mode and the mains exam will be conducted in online mode. Users have to navigate the authority website for filling the application for APPSC Group 3 Notification.

Name of the Exam APPSC Group 3
Organization Name Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission
Total No of Vacancies 1000 (Expected)
Post Name Panchayat Secretary
Official website
Job Location Andhra Pradesh
Starting Date In the month of January 2020
Last Date In the month of February 2020
Exam Date Updated Later.

APPSC Group 3 2020 Notification Vacancy

The vacancies will be around 1000 posts in APPSC Group 3 Notification. Panchayat Secretary Posts will come under APPSC Group 3 services. We don't know the exact vacancies, but there will be roughly 1000 panchayat secretary posts vacancies that are going to recruit through APPSC Group 3 2020 notification.

When official notification of APPSC Group 3 Panchayat Secretary is uploaded on the official website, we update this page with the latest information on APPSC Group 3 Vacancies.

S.No District Name No of Vacancies
1. Kadapa ----
2. Kurnool 88
3. Ananthapuram 38
4. Chittoor 134
5. Nellore 62
6. Prakasam 167
7. Guntur 48
8. Krishna 19
9. West Godavari 21
10. East Godavari 92
11. Visakhapatnam 105
12. Vizianagaram 119
13. Srikakulam 107

APPSC Group 3 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility plays the main role in applying for APPSC Group 3 Panchayat Secretary Jobs. Candidates should know the eligibility of the posts before they are applying for APPSC Group 3 Notification.

Education Qualification

  • For Panchayat Secretary Post: Candidates must have passed the degree from any recognized university.

Age Limit:

  • To apply for APPSC Group 3 Panchayat Secretary posts, the age of the applicants should be in between 18 to 42 years of age. Candidates who belong to SC/ST, OBC, PH, EX-Servicemen will be given relaxation in age.
AP State Govt Employees 05 Years in age Relaxation based on the length of the service
BCs and ST/SCs The age relaxation given is 05 years
Physically Handicapped Candidates 10 Years
For OCs No age Relaxation
For NCC Candidates 3 years

APPSC Group 3 Panchayat Secretary Selection Process

Candidates should know APPSC Group 3 Recruitment process before making preparations for the panchayat secretary exam. Applicants have to take part in the Prelims Exam, Mains Exam. Candidates have to pass minimum qualifying marks as set by the APPSC Commission.

Screening Test (Prelims Exam)

  • Degree Standard Questions going to be asked in APPSC Group 3 Prelims Question Paper.
  • The Exam consists of Objective Type Questions.
  • It has two parts. 1.General Studies & Mental Ability, 2.Problems in Rural Development
  • Each part consists of 75 questions and 75 marks and the duration of each part is 75 minutes.

Mains Exam

  • Question Paper will be of Degree Standard.
  • This exam is also conducted in Objective type.
  • Mains Exam will be conducted in two papers. Each paper consists of 150 questions. 150 minutes is given for each paper to answer the questions.

APPSC Group 3 Panchayat Secretary Syllabus

Applicants who applied for Group 3 panchayat Secretary exam should know Syllabus & Exam Pattern before starting the exam preparation. Candidates can make the note of APPSC Group 3 Notification syllabus during the preparation of the exam.

Candidates no need to go anywhere to know the APPSC Panchayat Secretary Syllabus to download. We have given the links of APPSC Syllabus for Group 3 Exam here on this page. Scroll this page to download the latest syllabus.

APPSC Group 3 Exam Pattern - Prelims-

  • The Screening test i.e Preliminary Exam will be conducted Online.
  • It has two sections. One section contains questions from General Studies and Mental Ability and other sections contain questions from Rural Development problems in AP.
  • For each section 75 marks & 75 questions allotted i.e, each question will carry one mark.
  • The total duration of APPSC Group 3 Panchayat Secretary exam is 150 minutes i.e each section will be given a time to answer the question is 75 minutes
Subjects Total No.of Questions Duration (Minutes) Maximum Marks
General Studies & Mental Ability 75 75 75
Rural Development and Problems in
Rural Areas with special reference to Andhra
75 75
75 75 75
Total - - 150

APPSC Groups 3 Exam Pattern - Mains

After managing the preliminary exam, mains exams will be conducted for the qualified candidates in the prescribed examination center. The examination pattern for the preliminary exam is given below. Before preparing the exam, have a look at the exam pattern for the mains exam that is given in the tabular form below.

Subjects No of Questions Duration Maximum Marks
Paper-I General Studies
Mental Ability
150 150 150
Paper-II Rural Development and Problems in
Rural Areas with special reference to Andhra
150 150 150
  • It Contains two papers namely Paper-I, Paper-II.
  • Subjects are the same for both Mains and Prelims Exam.
  • Only marks & Duration of the exam is different.
  • Here also, In the mains exam, each paper will be conducted for 150 questions. Each question going to carry one mark. The duration of the entire mains exam is 300 minutes.

APPSC Group 3 Apply Online For Panchayat Secretary Posts

Step by Step Procedure for applying APPSC Group 3 Panchayat Post is given here. Candidates before applying online for Group 3 Panchayat Secretary exam read the APPSC Group 3 Notification in a detailed manner. Three steps to be implemented for the successful filling of online application for the panchayat secretary exam.

  1. One Time Profile Registration (OTPR)
  2. Fee Payment
  3. Submission of Online application form

One Time Profile Registration 

  • Fresh Candidates who are accessing the APPSC official website for the first time they have to register themselves by filling the OTPR form.
  • Basic details of the applicant like education qualification, photograph, and signature, Address of the applicants, Valid email id and mobile number should be given in the OTPR form.
  • After filling the OTPR form for APPSC Group 3 Notification, a reference id number is generated and displayed on the screen.
  • Note down this Reference ID in Safe Place which helps in making the payment of application fee and submission of application for APPSC Panchayat Secretary Notification.

Fee Payment

  • Candidates should pay Rs.250/- for application processing fee and Rs.80/- for Examination Fee.
  • However, the applicants belonging to Ex-Servicemen, PH, BC, ST, SC, are exempted from paying examination fee of Rs.80/- only.

To make the payment of the prescribed amount of fee, candidates should visit the official website To pay examination and processing fee click against the APPSC Group 3 Notification for Panchayat Secretary Posts. Now the Fee payment page is displayed on the screen.

Before making payment ensure the details in the OTPR form is correct or not. If the details are correct, pay the application fee using Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking.

Steps to fill APPSC Group 3 Application Form

  • After paying the application fee, the page automatically redirects to the application form for the APPSC Group 3 Panchayat Secretary post.
  • Already filled data in the OTPR form will be displayed in the online application form.
  • Find the remaining part of the application that should be filled now.
  • After filling the application form, click on the Save button.
  • The application ID is generated on the application form page and note down it in a safe place.
  • Candidates will also know the status of the payment.

APPSC Group 3 Hall Ticket

Hall Ticket is compulsory that need to take to the examination hall. APPSC will issue a hall ticket for panchayat secretary posts before 10 days of the exam. The entry time & Exit time is also indicated on the APPSC Group 3 Hall Ticket.

Steps To Download APPSC Group 3 Panchayat Secretary Hall Ticket

  • Navigate the official website of Public Service Commission of AP
  • Find the link of "APPSC Group 3 Hall Ticket" on the homepage under the latest notifications.
  • Applicants should click on the link to download APPSC Group 3 Panchayat Secretary Hall Ticket.
  • Now a new page is opened on the computer screen asking the credentials.
  • Now Enter the authentic information of the applicant such as Registration number and Date of Birth.
  • Now tap on the "Print" option to download APPSC Hall Ticket for Group 3 Vacancies.

APPSC Group 3 Result

The links to know the Result of APPSC Group 3 Panchayat Secretary notification is displayed on the authoritative website of APPSC i.e The declaration of APPSC Group 3 Result 2020 will occur shortly after the completion of the panchayat Secretary exam. Candidates can acquire the results of the Panchayat Secretary exam on the official website.

Steps to Download APPSC Group 3 Panchayat Secretary Exam Results 2020

  • Visit Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission website
  • Click on the "Result" option to know the results of the prelims and mains exam.
  • A page is displayed on the screen. Now enter the details of the applicant such as registration number and date of birth.
  • Results of respective candidates with marks memo is showed on the screen.
  • Applicant make their choice to download or take results print of the APPSC Group 3 Notification

APPSC Group 3 Panchayat Secretary Exam Centres

Panchayat Secretary Exam which comes under APPSC Group 3 Notification will be conducted at various districts of Andhra Pradesh. The names of the districts are given below. Candidates have to choose the exam district of their preference while filling the APPSC Group 3 Panchayat Secretary application form.

Applicants must write the exam only in the district in which he/she willing to be considered for the selection process either as Local or Non-Local. Request for change of District of Selection / Examination Centre will not be entertained under any circumstances.

So, candidates while filling the application form should give the preference for examination centers for APPSC Group 3 exam.

Kadapa Anantapuram Kurnool
Chittor Nellore Prakasam
Guntur Krishna West Godavari
East Godavari

APPSC Group 3 Qualifying marks or Cut off marks

Candidates have to cross the minimum qualifying marks as set by the APPSC Commission for the Group 3 Prelims and Mains Exam. Qualifying marks for APPSC Group 3 Notification exam are given below.

  • Minimum Qualifying marks for OC Candidates are 40%
  • BC Category applicants have to get 35% marks for considering into the selection process.
  • SC Candidates will have to cross a minimum of 30% marks as qualifying marks.
  • STs and PH as Per rules.

APPSC Group 3 Panchayat Secretary Answer Key

APPSC Examination authorities will declare the answer key for the panchayat secretary exam on the official website. After the examination successfully completed, candidates will be given a week's time to raise any objections on the APPSC Panchayat Secretary answer key.

The official of APPSC will thoroughly check the issues on the answer key of the panchayat secretary exam and takes the decision by contacting higher officials.

APPSC Panchayat Secretary Salary/Pay Scale

Since Panchayat Secretary is a Grade IV Post and the salary will be in the pay scale of Rs.16,400 – 49,870. Apart from salary, candidates will get Dear Allowances (DA), House Rent Allowances (HRA) e.t.c. There will be a chance to get into the higher post after certain years of experience.

Applicants have a desire for grabbing this high paying job. To get into the Group 3 services, applicants will have to take years of preparation.

APPSSC Group 3 Notification 2020 Dates

Below given only expected dates that are calculated from the previous year's APPSC Group 3 Notification. APPSC Calendar for Group 3 Panchayat Secretary exam will be issued for the year 2020 on the official page of APPSC Notification i.e We are going to update this page with the latest dates on APPSC Panchayat Secretary 2020 notification after APPSC declares the pdf notification officially.

APPSC Group 3 Panchayat Secretary Application Starting Date January 2020
APPSC Group 3 Online Application Form Last Date February 2020
APPSC Group 3 Screening Test (Prelims Exam) Date Will be announce later
APPSC Group 3 Mains Exam Date Will be Updated Later
APPSC Group 3 Hall Ticket Release Date Will be Notified Later
APPSC Group 3 Result Date Updated Later

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