APPSC Departmental Tests 2023 for employees, Apply online at

APPSC Departmental Tests 2023 or AP Departmental Test 2023 notification has been released on PSC AP Official Web Portal, by the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission for November Session. Eligible and interested candidates may apply through Online mode at AP Departmental Tests web page.

APPSC has issued the Departmental Tests 2023 November session and May Session notification on its official web portal. The AP Public Service Commission will conduct the Departmental Tests Examinations (Objective Type) vide Go.Ms.No.602 GA (Ser-C) Department, Dt: 01/11/2011 and few Tests are Written Examinations as mentioned under Para 5 (h) at (13) District Head Quarters of Andhra Pradesh as per the Time Table shown in accordance with the terms and conditions as laid down in Departmental Tests Rules, 1965 and as amended from time to time.

Applications are invited Online for the AP Departmental Tests as per the schedule. For this, applicants primarily shall register the One Time Profile Registration (OTPR) through the Commission’s Website. 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 applicants, who had already generated OTPR earlier for last Departmental Tests, shall apply directly making use of the same number.

Hand written / Typed / Photostat copies / Printed Application Form will not be entertained either directly or by post or in person. The terms and conditions are detailed hereunder following Departmental Tests Rules, 1965 and subsequent amendments to these Rules from time to time. A candidate if he/she desires can appear for one or more of the Tests to the extent the Time-table allows.

Candidates are advised to submit their applications through online well in advance of the last date and time. In AP, APPSC Departmental Tests November and May Session Notifications would be released every year. Online Application form, Fee payment, Time table, Eligibility, How to apply on, Exam date, Last date for Online Applying and APPSC Departmental Tests Notification details provided here

The Commission is inviting the Departmental Tests applications from the candidates for November Session and May Session Examinations 2022 through ONLINE only on payment of Rs.50/- for each Test. Application Form, Time-Table and other full details are available in the Commission’s Website

Applicants shall apply the Departmental Test for November Session examinations through online mode as per the schedule. 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 online.

APPSC Departmental Tests 2023 Notification

APPSC Departmental Tests Details

Name of the TestAP Departmental Test 2023
TitleDownload APPSC Departmental Tests 2023 Notification
SubjectAPPSC has released AP Departmental Tests notification on its website
Conducting Agency NameAndhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC)
Registration14 Sep to 04 October
Exam Datewill be announced later.
Official Website
Departmental Tests notificationDepartmental Exams Notification
APPSC Departmental Tests Details

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.

(i) The employees of Government of Andhra Pradesh are eligible to apply for the Tests that are prescribed in their respective Departmental Service Rules. (ii) The Secretariat employees are allowed to appear for the following Tests, wherever the rules permit in order to get eligibility for appointment by transfer/ promotion to other Services

  • a) Commercial Taxes Department: Paper Code No: 6 & 7.
  • b) Treasuries and Accounts Department: Paper Code Nos: 31, 46, 64, 79, 89, 100, 114 &129.

(iii) Typists-cum-Assts. working in Finance and Planning (Finance Wing) are eligible to appear for the Treasuries & Accounts Service Examination. iv) The candidates intending to apply for the following Tests should refer to the respective Service Rules for the eligibility.

  • a) Sericulture Department: Paper Code Nos: 32, 47, 65, 80, 90, 101, 115, 130 & 143.
  • b) Mines & Geology Department: Paper Code No: 150 only.
  • c) Divisional Test: Paper Code Nos: 30, 63, 81,113 &138. d) Works Accounts Service: Paper Code Nos: 44, 78, 99 and 128.
  • e) Workshop Officers : Paper Code Nos:1 4 & 29.
  • f) A.P. Public Service Commission: Paper Code No: 149.

v) The Paper Code bearing numbers 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 are open to all, whether the applicant is in Government Service or not.

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.

APPSC Departmental Tests Notification Details

Notification No.13/2022
Notification released Date08 Sep
SessionNovember Session
Application Process Schedule14 Sep to 04 October
Exam ScheduleTo be announced
APPSC Departmental Tests Notification Details

Fee Payment Procedure: (A). Remittance of fee: 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. The applicant shall pay Rs.500/-(Rupees Five Hundred Only) towards application processing fee, besides the examination fee.

(B). Mode of Payment of Fee: The Fee mentioned in the above paragraph is to be paid online using Payment Gateway using Net Banking/ Credit card / Debit Card. The list of Banks providing service for the purpose of online remittance of Fee will be available on the Commission’s Website.

The fee once remitted shall not be refunded or adjusted under any circumstances. Failure to pay the examination fee and application fee (in non-exempt case) will entail total rejection of application. IPOs / Demand Drafts are not accepted. In case of corrections Rs.100/- per correction will be charged. However changes are not allowed for Name, Personal details and Fee etc.,

Exam Pattern: Scheme of the examination: 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. 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.

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. The candidates appearing for Objective Type papers may use Mock Test facility available on Commission’s Website, to acquaint with the Computer Based Tests.

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. Schedule of test timings as per G.O.Ms.No.55 General Administration (Ser-C) Dept., dt.02/05/2017 is as under.

Time Table: The detailed time table is appended at Annexure-II. A candidate desirous to appear for more than one Test may apply for the Tests to the extent the Time-table at Annexure-II permits.

Schedule of test timings

Examination ModeConventional Type Papers
Duration of the Examination2 Hours (120 Minutes)
Time of the Examination
Fore Noon10.00 AM – 12.00 Noon
After Noon3.00 PM – 5.00 PM
test timings for Conventional Type Papers
Examination ModeObjective Type Papers
Duration of the Examination3 Hours (180 Minutes)
(Except PC.No.05, which is 2 hrs)
Time of the Examination
Fore Noon10.00 AM – 12.00 Noon
After Noon3.00 PM – 6.00 PM
(For P.C No.005 only 3.00 PM – 5.00 PM)
test timings for Objective Type Papers

Syllabus: The list of books allowed for each Test along with syllabus is available on the Commission’s Website. The qualifying marks for each Test/Paper are shown at Annexure-III. The syllabus for Paper Codes 92 and 102 of Departmental Tests for Commercial Taxes has been revised as suggested by the Commissioner of Commercial Taxes and hosted on website separately.

How To Apply: Steps to Apply for APPSC Departmental Tests. The Applicants shall read the Instructions Manual 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. 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 filling 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., 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.

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.

Instructions: 1) Your User ID is OTPR ID (Ex: APXXXXXXXXXX). 2) Your Password should have a minimum of 8 and maximum of 12 characters in length. 3) Your Password should have at least One Capital Alphabet, One Number  and One Special Character ($@$!%*#).

The Commission is not responsible, for any omissions by the applicant in bio-data particulars while submitting the application form On-Line. The applicants are therefore, advised to strictly follow the instructions given in the User guide before submitting the application.

All the candidates are requested to submit their application with correct data. It is noticed that some of the candidates are requesting for change in the data, after submission of the application. It is informed that such requests shall be allowed on payment of Rs.100/- (Rupees Hundred Only) for each correction. However changes are not allowed for Name, personal details and Fee. Manual application for corrections shall not be entertained. No changes will be allowed after 02 days of last date of applications.

The particulars furnished by the applicant in the Application Form will be taken as final and data is processed based on these particulars only. Applicants should, therefore, be very careful in Uploading / Submitting the Application Form Online. Before Uploading/Submission Application Form, the Candidates should carefully ensure his/her eligibility for this examination.

No relevant column of the application form should be left blank, otherwise application form will not be accepted. Incomplete / incorrect application form will be summarily rejected. The information if any furnished by the candidate subsequently will not be entertained by the commission under any circumstances. Applicants should be careful in filling-up the application form and submission.

Applicant shall note that, the details available with OTPR database at the time of submitting the application will be considered for the purpose of this notification. If, any changes are made by the applicant to OTPR database at a later date will not be considered for the purpose of this Notification. Hand written/ Typed/ Photostat copies/ outside printed Application Form will not be accepted and liable for rejection.

For any Technical problems related to Online submission and downloading of Hall Tickets please contact help desk (Call Time: 10.00 A.M to 01.00 P.M & 01.30 P.M to 5.30 P.M) at working days or mail to

Special Conditions Prescribed for Certain Tests: a) DIVISIONAL TEST (PC.Nos.30, 63, 81,113 &138): Senior Assistants working in the Offices of Director of Accounts in Projects and Accounts Branches of the Divisions of the Public Works Department, Roads & Buildings, Irrigation, Public Health Engineering Department, Panchayat Raj Engineering 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.

The Service Certificate given below shall be filled and get the signature with Seal of the Controlling Officer of parent department. The Service Certificate duly signed by the Controlling Officer should be scanned and uploaded.

Otherwise their applications will be summarily rejected. Local Body Employees may 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 and commerce degree certificate should be scanned and uploaded. Failing which, their Applications are not considered for exemption of Paper-I of Part-I of the Divisional Test.

b) The applicants for the Departmental Tests for Mines & Geology (Paper Code 150), shall also upload the scanned service certificate format given below, duly signed by the controlling officer.

c) Applicants 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) Applicants for Criminal Judicial Test with Law Qualification should furnish the information in the Application Form and Law degree certificate should be scanned and uploaded 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) Applicants for Deputy Inspectors Test have to appear for all the three papers in their first attempt. In subsequent attempts, however, they can appear for each paper separately. For Papers on “Educational Statistics” Public Instructions Report for the year 1980-81 is prescribed. The candidates who have applied previously should furnish the information in the Application Form.

f) Applicants for Translation Test (Paper Code No. 19 and 28) should invariably mention the language for Paper Code No. 28. g) Second Class Language Test (Paper Code No.05) will be held in various Languages, i.e., Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil & Urdu.

h) In case of Gujarati (P.C.No.6) and Marwari (P.C.No.7) Language Tests, the Application (Candidates shall download the filled in application form and upload in the Commission Website duly attested by HOD) should be forwarded by the Head of the Department as an evidence to claim his/her eligibility as per relevant Rules.

i) Special Language Test for Officers of Education Department of Higher Standard P.C.No.37 will be conducted in Telugu/Urdu/Hindi/Tamil/Kannada/ Oriya/Marathi. P.C.No.36 Lower Standard will be conducted translation from English into a Language chosen. The Candidate should also opt the language in which he/she desires to appear in addition to English for the Translation Test in the Application Form. Otherwise the Application will be rejected.

j) Special Language Test for Officers of Education Department (Advanced Standard) (P.C.NOs.58 & 74) will be conducted in Telugu and Urdu only.

k) Candidates should pass all the parts of Second Class (P.C.Nos.5, 6 &7) / Third Class Language Tests (P.C.No.155) at a time as per the revised scheme of examination in terms of G.O.Ms.No.190, GA (Ser.- C) Department, dt:18/04/2002. However, candidates appearing for Paper Codes 5, 6 and 7 will be admitted to the Parts B, C & D (Viva-Voce) only, if they pass the Part-A Written Examination. For Third Class Language Test, only VIVA-VOCE in A, B, C parts will be conducted without any written test. They will be informed of the date and place of the Oral Test separately at appropriate time.

l) Staff of the Survey and Land Records Department shall answer Surveyor’s Test Higher Grade/ Lower Grade and Survey & Settlement Surveyor’s Test Higher Grade/ Lower Grade, in one language only i.e., either in English or Telugu or Urdu. m) Applicants 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.

n) The Question Papers for Departmental Tests will be in English only. However for (i)”Surveyor’s Test” (Higher Grade/Lower Grade) (ii) “Survey and Settlement Surveyor’s Test” (Higher Grade/ Lower Grade) and (iii)”Translation Tests”, the question papers will be in the chosen language, besides English.

Rejections: 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.

Examination centre: All the departmental tests, except “departmental test for the staff of APPSC, divisional test & departmental test for a.p. works accounts service’ will be held at all the “13 District Head Quarters” “including Hyderabad city”. Which is common capital. The departmental test for the staff of appsc, divisional test & departmental test for AP.P works accounts service will be held at Hyderabad centre only.

The Departmental Tests examinations will be held at (13) District Head Quarters and also at state common capital Hyderabad as mentioned below. The candidates are admitted to the District Centres where the candidate is presently working as mentioned in the application.

Code No.District NameCode No.District Name
AP District Codes

General Provisions: Applicant must compulsorily fill-up all relevant columns of application and submit application through website only. The particulars made available in the website shall be processed through computer and the eligibility decided in terms of notification.

The applications received online in the prescribed proforma available in the website and within the time shall only be considered and the Commission will not be held responsible for any kind of discrepancy. Applicants must upload his/her scanned photo and signature in JPEG format and size shall be for Photo of 3.5Cms X 4.5Cms (<50 KB) and for Signature of 3.5Cms X1.5Cms (<30 KB) only.

The applicants should not furnish any particulars that are false, tampered, fabricated or suppress any material information while making an application through website. Important – The claim of the applicants with regard to the eligibility for the Test, the Tests applied are accepted provisionally on the information furnished by them in their application form and is subject to verification and satisfaction of the Commission as per the eligibility conditions.

Mere admission to any test or Viva-Voce will not confer on the candidate any right for final result. The candidature is therefore, provisional at all stages and the Commission reserve the right to reject candidature at any stage. 5 The candidates are instructed to preserve the Hall Tickets for future correspondence if any. (Duplicate Hall Ticket will not be issued).

Important Dates: The departmental tests of Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission will be held as per the schedule, according to an official release. The detailed notification can be read on this page or visit the website:

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