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Departmental Tests May 2018 Notification No.4/2018

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                                            NOTIFICATION NO.4/2018
                DEPARTMENTAL TESTS :: May 2018 SESSION
     Applications are invited ON-LINE from 23/04/2018 to 14/05/2018 for the Departmental Tests May, 2018 Session to be held from 07/06/2018 to 12/06/2018.
Applicants primarily shall register the One Time Profile Registration (OTPR) through the Commission’s Website viz., https://www.psc.ap.gov.in. 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.
The application will be available on Commission's website (https://www.psc.ap.gov.in) from 23/04/2018.
The last date for submission of online application is 14/05/2018 up to 5:00 PM and the payment of fees shall be accepted till 11:59 PM of 14/05/2018.
    Hand written / Typed /Photostat copies/Printed Application Form will not be entertained
either directly or by post Office 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) 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) Reschedule 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 the Examination
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 – 01.00 PM
3.00 PM – 6.00 PM

(For P.C No. 5  3.00 PM – 5.00 PM)

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.


09.06.2018 SATURDAY (FORE NOON) – 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
GOT Papers Code 88 - Departmental Test for Gazetted Officers of the Education Department, First Paper (WITH BOOKS)

09.06.2018 SATURDAY (AFTER NOON) - 3.00 PM to 5.00 PM
GOT Papers Code 97 - Departmental Test for Gazetted Officers of the Education Department, Second Paper (WITH BOOKS)

10/06/2018 SUNDAY (FORE NOON) - 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon 
EOT Paper Code 141 - The Accounts Test for Executive Officers (WITH BOOKS)

10/06/2018 SUNDAY (AFTER NOON) - 3.00 PM to 5.00 PM
Paper Code 37 - Special Language Test for Officers of the Education Department, Higher Standard (WITHOUT BOOKS) 3 hours (3.00 PM to 6.00 PM)
 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.

 The list of books allowed for each Test along with syllabus Click here
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.

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

i) The fee for each Test is Rs. 200/- (Rupees two hundred only). 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.

i) 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 Website.
ii) 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.
iii) IPOs / Demand Drafts are not accepted.
iv) In case of corrections Rs.100/- per correction will be charged. However changes are not allowed for Name, Personal details and Fee etc.,


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.10/2017. The Basic details required for calculation of the Fee will be pre populated 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 pre populated 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.