Procedure for Submitting Online Applications for 2677 Panchayat Secretary Posts: Last Date for Applications is January 22

Procedure for Submitting Online Applications for 2677 Panchayat Secretary Posts: Last Date for Applications is January 22

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission – APPSC released notification for Panchayat secretaries’ recruitment.  Total number of posts is 2,677 and selection of candidates will be based on a written test. The test will be conducted on February 23 next year.

Hyderabad: The commission also announced the dates for submitting applications for Panchayat secretary posts.  Applications have to be submitted online from January 4 to January 22, 2014. However last date for paying the exam fee is January 20.

APPSC Panchayat Secretary Recruitment

After the written test, APPSC will prepare general ranking list by March 24 to the district collector.  Each revenue district will be a unit for recruitment of posts.  Eight percent posts will be filled by local people and twenty percent will be filled with open category candidates.  Candidates have to get their original certificates verified.

While submitting the applications, candidates have to clearly check whether they are in the local list or are competing for the open category as a non-local candidate.  Processing fee of application is Rs. 100 which is common for all categories of candidates.  Exam fee is Rs. 80 and SC/ST/BC/physically handicapped/Ex servicemen/White ration card holders and unemployed youth need not pay the exam fee.

To apply for Panchayat Secretary posts, the candidates have to register their personal details at APPSC website first. The challan form can then be obtained which have to be downloaded to pay the fee either at AP online center or at State bank of India branches. Receipt for the fee paid has to be obtained along with the journal number. On the next working day, visit the website and register the journal number in the application. Fill all the details in the application and then submit it.  If there are any doubts in filling or submitting the applications, candidates can call on APPSC helpdesk phone 040-23120055 from 10.30 am to 01.00 pm and then from 1/30 pm to 5.30 pm.

Eligibility for applying to Panchayat secretary posts is graduation from any recognized university in the country.  Candidates should be between 18 and 36 years of age.  Maximum age limit is relaxed by 5 year for SC/ST and BC candidates and ten years relaxation is given for physically handicapped candidates.  92 posts are reserved for physically handicapped applicants.

Written test for Panchayat secretaries’ recruitment consists of two papers. Paper – 1 will have questions from general studies. It will contain 150 questions for 150 marks.  Paper 2 will have questions of problems in rural areas, rural development and so on. More information can be obtained from