Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Instructions for APPSC Inspector of Factories Recruitment 2017

Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Instructions for APPSC Inspector of Factories in A.P. Factories Service (General Recruitment): APPSC has published the inspector of Factories 2016 recruitment notification and applications are invited online from qualified candidates to the post of Inspector of Factories 2016 in A.P. Factories Service (General Recruitment) in the State of Andhra Pradesh. Exam Pattern, Exam scheme, Syllabus, Online exam, Offline exam Instructions to candidates details provided here.
WRITTEN EXAMINATION (Objective Type) Max. Marks No. of Qns Durtion
PAPER - 1 GENERAL STUDIES AND MENTAL ABILITY 150 Marks 150 Questions. 150 Minutes
PAPER - 2 Subject: MECH or ELE or CHEM or INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING. 300 Marks 150 Questions. 150 Minutes
TOTAL 450 Marks    
NEGATIVE MARKS: As per G.O.Ms. No.235, Finance (HR-I, Plg & Policy) Dept., Dt. 06/12/2016, for each wrong answer will be penalized with 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question.
1. Events of national and international importance.
2. Current affairs- international, national and regional.
3. General Science and it applications to the day to day life Contemporary developments in Science & Technology and Information Technology
4. Social- economic and political history of modern India with emphases
on Indian national movement.
5. Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, public policy, reforms and e-governance initiatives.
6. Economic development in India since independence.
7. Geography of India with focus on Andhra Pradesh.
8. Disaster management: vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies, Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in the assessment of
9. Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection
10. Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation.
11. Data Analysis: Tabulation of data
Visual representation of data
Basic data analysis (Summary Statistics such as mean and variance coefficient of variation etc.,) and Interpretation
12. Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social,
Cultural, Political, and legal implications/problems, including
a). Loss of capital city, challenges in building new capital and it’s
financial implications.
b). Division and rebuilding of common Institutions.
c). Division of employees, their relocation and nativity issues. d). Effect of bifurcation on commerce and entrepreneurs.
e). Implications to financial resources of state government.
f). Task of post-bifurcation infrastructure development and opportunities
for investments.
g). Socioeconomic, cultural and demographic impact of bifurcation.
h). Impact of bifurcation on river water sharing and consequential issues. i). AP REORGANISATION ACT, 2014 on AP and the arbitrariness of certain provisions.

1. Theory of Machines: Kinematic and dynamic analysis of planar mechanisms, Cams, Gears and gear trains, Flywheels, Governors, Balancing of rigid rotors, Balancing of single and multi cylinder engines, Linear vibration analysis of mechanical systems (single degree and two degrees of freedom), Critical speeds and whirling of shafts, Automatic Controls, belts and chain drives. Hydrodynamic bearings.

2. Mechanics of Solids: Stress and strain in two dimensions. Principal stresses and strains, Mohr’s construction, linear elastic materials, isotropy and an isotropy, stress-strain relations, unilaxial loading, thermal stresses. Beams: Banding moment and shear force diagrams, bending stresses and deflection of beams, Shear stress distribution. Torsion of shafts, helical springs. Combined stresses, Thick and thin walled pressure vessels. Struls and columns, strain energy concepts and theories of failure. Rotating discs. Shrink fits.
3. Engineering Materials: Basic concepts on structure of solids, Crystalline
materials, Defects in crystalline materials, Alloys and binary phase diagrams, structure and properties of common engineering materials, Heat treatment of steels, Plastics, Ceramics and composite Materials, common applications of various materials.
4. Manufacturing Science: Merchant’s force analysis, Taylor’s tool life equation,
machine ability and machining economics, Rigid, small and flexible automation, NC, CNC. Recent machining methods-EDM, ECM and ultra sonics, Application of lasers and plasmas, analysis of forming processes. High energy rate forming, Jigs, fixtures, tools and gauges, inspection of length, position, profile and surface finish.
5. Manufacturing Management: Production Planning and Control, Forecasting- Moving average, exponential smoothing. Operations sheduling; assembly line balancing. Product development Breakeven analysis, Capacity planning. PERT
and CPM.
Control Operations: Inventory control-ABC analysis. EOQ model, Materials requirement planning. Job design, job standards, work measurement, quality management quality control. Operations Research: Linear programming- Graphical and Simplex methods. Transportation and assignment models. Single server queuing model. Value Engineering: Value analysis, for cost/value, Total quality management and forecasting techniques. Project management.
6. Elements of Computation: Computer Organisation, Flow-charting. Features of Common Computer Languages-FORTRAN d Base III, Lotus 1-2-3 C and Elementary Programming.
7. THERMODYNAMICS: Basic Concept. Open and closed systems, Applications
of thermo-dynamic Laws, Gas equations, Clapeyron equation, Availability, Irreversibility and Tds relations.

8. I.C. Engines, Fuels and Combustion: Spark ignition and compression ignition engines, Four stroke engine and Two stroke engines, mechanical, thermal and volumetric efficiency, Heat balance.
Combustion process in S.I. and C.I. engines, preignition detonation in S.I. engine
Diesel knock in C.I. engine, Choice of engine fuels, Octane and Cetane retings. Alternate fuels Carburration and Fuel injection, Engine emissions and control, solid, liquid and gaseous fuels, stoichometric air requirements and excess air factor, fuel gas analysis, higher and lower calorific values and their measurements.
9. Heat Transfer, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning: One and two dimensional heat conduction. Heat transfer from extended surfaces, heat transfer
by forced and free convection. Heat exchangers. Fundamentals for diffusive and connective mass transfer, Radiation laws, heat exchange between black and non
black surfaces, Network Analysis, Heat pump refrigeration cycles and systems, Condensers, evaporators and expansion devices and controls. Properties and
choice of refrigerant, Refrigeration Systems and components, psychometrics, comfort indices, cooling loading calculations, solar refrigeration.
10. Turbo-Machines and Power Plants: Continuity, momentum and Energy
Equations, Adiabatic and isentropic flow, fanno lines, Raylegh lines. Theory and design of axial flow turbines and compressors Flow through turbo-machine blade, cascades, and centrifugal compressor. Dimensional analysis and modeling. Selection of site for steam, hydro, nuclear and stand-by power plants, Selection base and peak load power plants, Modern High pressure, High duty boilers, Draft and dust removal equipment, Fuel and cooling water systems, heat balance, station and plant heat rates, operation and maintenance of various power plants, preventive maintenance, economics of power generation.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Circuits, Instruments and Mechines:
1. Basic Electric Circuits: Active and passive network elements, dependent and independent sources – response of passive elements to arbitrary excitations – energy store in inductance and capacitance – Kirchoff Laws – formation of mesh and nodal integro differential equations – their solution by classical and Laplace transform methods – Transient and steady state response of RL and C elements to impulse, step, ramp and sinusoidal inputs – Single phase A.C. circuits – methods of solution – Polyphase circuits – analysis of balanced and unbalanced circuits – measurement of polyphase power.
2. Electrical measurements and instruments: Objectives of measurements – fundamental and derived units – absolute measurement of electrical quantities – voltage, resistance, capacitance and inductance standards. – Instruments – secondary and absolute instrument types – principles of operation of different types of instruments – extension of instrument ranges – Measurement of current, voltage, power and energy – testing of meters – Localisation of cable faults – Murray loop and Varley loop tests – high voltage meassurements – high frequency tests – surge or impulse tests – testing of insulating oils. Electronic instruments – electronic voltmeters – D.C. and A.C. volt-meters – electronic galvenometers – R.F. and A.F. power measurement – R.F. voltage measurement – cathods ray oncilloscope.
3. D.C. generators and motors: Principles of electromechanical energy conversion
– basic ideas of electromagnetic torque – generator action constructional details of D.C. machines – methods of excitation characteristics of series, shunt and compound generators and their application. D.C. motors – principle of operation – back emf – torque equation – characteristics of different types of motors – applications – speed control – d.c. starters – Testing of d.c. machines.
4. Transformers: Principles of operation – constructional details of single and
polyphase transformers – core, tank and other auxiliaries – operation on no load and load – phasor diagram – regulation and efficiency – All-day efficiency 3 Phase to two phase conversion – Choice of insulation – testing of transformers as per I.S.I.
5. A.C. Generators and motors: Generation of 3-phase power – types of a.c. generators – steady performance – parallel operation of a.c. generators – excitation and governing systems – testing of a.c. generators – Synchoronous motors – principle of operation – power factor control – applications.
6. Induction motors – Principle of operation of 3 phase motors – mechanism of torque production – types of induction motors – slip torque-slip characteristics – speed control by conventional methods and solid state controllers – applications and testing – Single phase motors – Principle of operation of shaded pole, capacitor motors – Single phase series motors – phasor diagrams – fractional h.p. motors – applications and testing.

Power generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation:
1. Generation: Types of power stations – Selection of site for steam, hydro, diesel and nuclear power stations economic choice of different types of stations – base load and peak load stations – pumped hydrostations – layout of power stations.
2. Choice of aerial lines: Types of conductors – mechanical contrution – sag calculations – resistance inductance and capacitance of lines – bundled conductors – transposition – line calculations – voltage regulation and efficiency voltage control – corona on overhead lines.
3. Insulators: Types of insulators – string efficiency – methods of improving string efficiency – thermal and short circuit testing of insulators and bushings – dielectric tests and impulse tests as per ISI standards – synthetic testing.
4. Underground cables: Advantages of cables – Insulation of cables – grading of cables – capacitance measurement in cables – types of testing of cables – mechanical, thermal duty, dielectric, power factor tests power frequency with stand tests etc.
5. Fault calculations and reactors: Per unit system – Choice of base values symmetrical components and application to symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults
– reactors and their methods of usage – testing of reactors.
6. Relay and circuit breaker applications: General philosophy of relaying – basic relay elements – types of relays protective schemes of apparatus, bus and line
protection, types of circuit breakers – low, medium and high voltage breakers –
standard ratings of circuit breakers – testing of circuit breakers.
7. Distribution systems: Types of distribution systems – primary and secondary distribution systems – banking – general layout of substations – factors affecting
the design of substations – lampt flicker and remedial measures.
8. Power system earthing: Tolerance limits of body shock – soil resistivity – earth resistance – driven rods, buried horizontal wires – earthing gold – touch voltage – design of earthing grid-tower footing resistance measurement of soil resistivity – neutral earthing – grounding transformer.
9. Utilisation of electric energy: Industrial drives – motors for various drives –
estimation and rating – mbranking methods – Heating and welding – Types of electric heating design of the heating element – different types of furnaces – welding practices – Economic of supply – Factors affecting plant design – load factor, diversity factor, demand factor, use factor and loss factor – economic choice of equipment – Illumunation – Types of lamps – factory and domestic lighting – flood lighting – design considerations – Earth pits – methods of testing wiring installations as per ISI specifications.

(a) Fluid and Particle Dynamics: Viscosity of fluids. Laminar and turbulent flows. Equation of continuity and Navier-Stokes equition Bernoulli’s theorem. Flow meters. Fluid drag and pressure drop due to friction. Reynolds’s Number and friction factor effect of pipe roughness. Economic pipe diameter, pumps, water, air/steam jet ejectors, compressors, blowers and fans. Agitation and mixing of liquids. Mixing of solids and pastes. Crushing and Grinding – principles and equipment. Rittinger’s and Bond’s Laws. Filtration and filtration equipment. Fluid- particle mechanics – free and hindered setting. Fluidisation and minimum fluidization velocity, concepts of compressible and incompressible flow. Transport of solids.
(b) Mass Transfer: Molecular diffusion coefficients, First and second law and
diffusion, mass transfer coefficients, film and penetration theories of mass transfer. Distillation, simple distillation, relative volatility, fractional distillation, plate and packed columns for distillation. Calculation of theoretical number of plates: Liquid- liquid equilibria. Extraction theory and practice; Design of gas-absorption columns. Drying, Humidification, dehumidification. Crystallisation. Design of equipment.
(c) Heat Transfer: Conduction, thermal conductivity, extended surface heat
transfer. Convection – free and forced. Heat transfer coefficients – Nusselt number. LMTD and effectiveness. NTU methods for the design of Double Pipe and Shell & Tube heat Exchangers. Analogy between heat and momentum transfer. Boiling and condensation heat transfer. Single and multiple-effect evaporators. Rediation – Stefan Boltzman law, emissivity and absorptivity. Calculation of heat load of a furnace. Solar heaters.
(d) Novel Separation Process: Equilibrium separation processes – ion-
exchange, osmosis, electro-dialysis, reverse osmosis, ultra-filtration and other membrane processes. Molecular distillation. Super critical fluid extraction.
(e) Process Equipment Design: Fractors affecting vessel design criteria – Cost
considerations. Design of storage vessels-vertical, horizontal spherical, underground tanks for atmospheric and higher pressure, Design of closures flat and eliptical head. Design of supports. Materials of construction-characteristics and selection.
(f) Process Dynamics and Control: Measuring instruments for process variables like level, pressure, flow, temperature pH and concentration with indication in visual/ pneumatic/analog/digital signal forms. Control variable, manipulative variable and load variables. Linear control theory-Laplace, transforms. PID controllers. Block diagram representation. Transient and frequency response, stability of closed loop system. Advanced control strategies. Computer based process control.
(g) Material and Energy balances : Material and energy balance calculations in
processes with recycle/bypass/purge. Combustion of solid/liquid/gaseous fuels, stoichiometric relationships and excess air requirements. Adiabatic flame temperature.
(h) Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics: Laws of thermodynamics. PVT relationships for pure components and mixtures. Energy functions and inter- relationships – Maxwell’s relations. Fugacity, activity and chemical potential.
Vapour-liquid equilibria, for ideal/non-ideal, single and multi component systems.
Criteria for chemical reaction equilibrium, equilibrium constant and equilibrium conversions. Thermodynamic cycles – refrigeration and power.
(i) Chemical Reaction Engineering: Batch reactors – kinetics of homogeneous
reactions and interpretation of kinetic data, ideal flow reactors – CSTR, plug flow reactors and their performance equations. Temperature effects and run-away reactions. Heterogeneous reactions – catalytic and non-catalytic and gas-solid and gas-liquid reactions. Intrinsic kinetics and global rate concept. Importance of interphase and intraparticle mass transfer on performance. Effectiveness factor. Isothermal and non-isothermal reactors and reactor stability.
(j) Chemical Technology: Natural organic products – wood and wood based chemicals, pulp and paper, Agro Industries – Sugar – Edible oils extraction (including tree based seeds), Soaps and detergents. Essential oils – Biomass
gasification (including biogas). Coal and coal chemical. Petroleum and Natural gas
– Petroleum refining (Atmospheric distillation/cracking/reforming) – Petrochemical industries – Polyethylene’s (LDPE/HDPE/LLDPE), Polyvinyl Chloride Polystyrene. Ammonia manufacture. Cement and lime industries. Paints and varnishes. Glass and ceramics. Fermentation – Alcohol and antibiotics.
(k) Environmental Engineering and Safety: Ecology and Environment. Sources of pollutants in air and water. Green House effect, ozone layer depletion, acid rain. Micrometeorology and dispersion of pollutants in environment. Measurement
techniques of pollutant levels and their control strategies. Solid wastes, their
hazards and their disposal techniques. Design and performance analysis of pollution control equipment. Fire and explosion hazards rating – HAZOP and HAZAN. Emergency planning, disaster management. Environmental legislation’s – water, air environment protection Acts. Forest (Conservation) Act.
(l) Process Engineering Economics: Fixed and working capital requirement for a process industry and estimation methods. Cost estimation and comparison of alternatives. Net present value by discounted cash flow. Pay back analysis. IRR,
Depreciation, taxes and insurance. Breakeven point analysis. Project scheduling –
PERT and CPM. Profit and loss account, balance sheet and financial statement. Plant location and plant layout including piping.

1. Theory of Machines:
Kinematic and dynamic analysis of planar mechanisms, Gams, Gears and gear trains, Flywheels, Governors, Balancing of rigid motors, Balancing of single and multi cylinder engines, Linear vibration analysis of mechanical systems (single degree and two degrees of freedom), Critical speeds and whirling of shafts, Automatic Controls, Belts and chain drives. Hydrodynamic bearings.
2. Mechanics of Solids
Stress and strain in two dimensions. Principal stresses and strains, Mohr’s construction, linear elastic materials, isotropy and an isotropy, Stress-strain relations, unilaxial loading, thermal stresses. Beams: banding moment and shear force diagrams, bending stresses and deflection of beams, shear stress distribution. Torsion of shafts, helical springs. Combined stresses, Thick and thin walled pressure vessels. Struls and columns, strain energy concepts and theories of failure. Rotating discs, Shrink fits,
3. Engineering Materials
Basic concepts on structure of solids, Crystalline materials, Defects in crystalline materials, Alloys and binary phase diagrams, structure and properties of common engineering materials, Heat treatment of steels, Plastics, Ceramics and composite Materials, common applications of various materials.
4. Manufacturing Science
Merchant’s force analysis, Taylor’s tool life equation, machine ability and machining economics, Rigid small and flexible automation, NC, CNC, Recent machining methods – EDM, ECM and ultra sonics. Application of lasers and plasmas, analysis of forming processes. High-energy rate forming jigs, fixtures, tools and gauges, inspection of length, position, profile and surface finish.
Limits and fits, ISO System: Types of inter changeability. Slip gauges and end bars. Different types of micrometers. Height gauges. Tomlinson gauges. Precision polygon. Sine bar, Auto collimator. Dial indicator, Sigma and mechanical comparator, Free Flow and back pressure type pneumatic comparator. Application of single, double and triple set jet gauge heads. Optical projector, Chart gauges, Micro gauges, Micro gauge bridge lines. Tool maker’s microscope. Floating carriage diameter measuring machine and coordinate measuring machine. Measurement of straightness and flatness. Roundness measurement with bench centers and Talyrond. Taylor’s principle for plain limit gauges. Use of plug, Ring and Snap gauges.
Indicating type limit gauges. Gauge material and step in gauge manufacture. General geometric tests for testing machine tools.

Elements of instrumentation system. Static and dynamic characteristics. Dynamic response of first order and second order instruments. Types of error. Displacement transducers LVDT.

6. Production Management:
Production planning and control, Forecasting Moving average, exponential smoothing, Operations scheduling; assembly line balancing. Product development Breakeven analysis, Capacity planning PERT and CPM.
7. Operations Research:
Linear programming – graphical method, Simplex, Revised Simplex and Dual
Simplex methods. Duality and economic interpretation of dual variables.
Post optimal sensitivity analysis. Integer programming. Transportation, Transshipment, Assignment and Travelling salesman problems.
Dynamic programming – capital budgeting problem. Game theory. Waiting lines – single server and multiple server models based on Poisson’s arrivals.
8. Material Management: Role of material planning. EOQ inventory, control
(deterministic and probabilistic models) MRP – 1 (Inputs& Outputs) MRP-2
Material handling equipment (Selection, Classification, types) ABC analysis. Industrial Robots.
9. Work Study: Procedure of method study, various charts used in method study principals of motion of economy. Work place design, egronomics.
Time Study: Calculation of standard time. Performance rating types of ratings, work sampling, types of incentive financial and non-financial. Different wage payment plans.
10. Inspection and Quality Control: Types and objectives of inspection, SQC and its principals. Acceptance sampling, inspection, OC curves, process control charts, Zero defect concept, Quality development function, TQM (principals) Taguchi method of total quality, ISO – 9000 series. Reliability – failure concepts. Bath tub curves explanation, use of Weibul distribution.
Costing: Elements of costs. Types over heads and overhead distribution. Break even analysis and its calculation. Description and its methods.
11. Plant maintenance (objective importance). Types of maintenance (break down, preventive, scheduled, predictive) plant maintenance schedule. Recent development in plant maintenance techniques, conditioning monitoring.
Replacement analysis (Reasons and factors considered for equipment replacement) methods like MAPI.
12. Computers in Industrial Engineering: Flow charts, dBase-IV, Lotus 1-2-3 & Elementary Programming.

READ | APPSC Inspector of Factories Recruitment 2017

• the applicants are required to go through the user guide and satisfy themselves as to their eligibility for this recruitment carefully before applying and enter the particulars completely online.
• applicant must compulsorily fill-up all relevant columns of application and submit application through website only. The particulars made available in the website will be processed through computer and the eligibility decided in terms of notification and confirmed accordingly.
• 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 delay/ discrepancy on part of the candidate.
• applicants must compulsorily upload his/her own scanned photo and signature through j.p.g format.
• the applicants should not furnish any particulars that are false, tampered, fabricated or suppress any material information while making an application through website.
• important:- hand written/typed/photostat copies/printed application form will not be entertained.

The applicant shall produce all the essential certificates issued by the competent authority, for verification by the commission, as and when called for. If candidates fail to produce the same, his/her candidature shall be rejected / disqualified without any further correspondence.

The following certificate formats are available on the Commission’s Website
(www. psc.ap.gov.in) for reference.
• Community, Nativity and Date of Birth Certificate
• Declaration by the Un-Employed
• School Study Certificate
• Certificate of Residence
• a) Medical Certificate for the Blind
b) Certificate of Hearing Disability and Hearing Assessment
c) Medical Certificate in respect of Orthopedically Handicapped Candidates
• Creamy Layer Certificate
• Local status certificate (if applicable)

Screening test is held):
1. The candidates should go through the instructions given on the cover page of test booklet and carefully write his/her Registration Number, Subject / Subject Code, Booklet Series, Name of the Examination Centre etc., in the Answer Sheet, which will be provided to him/her in the examination hall.
2. Since the answer sheets are to be scanned (valued) with Optical Mark Scanner system, the candidates have to USE BALL POINT PEN (BLUE or BLACK) ONLY FOR MARKING THE ANSWERS. The candidates will be supplied OMR Sheet consisting of two copies i.e., the Original Copy (Top Sheet) and Duplicate Copy (Bottom Sheet). The candidate is required to use Ball Point Pen (Blue or Black) for filling the relevant blocks in the OMR Sheet including bubbling the answers. After writing the examination the candidate has to handover the original OMR sheet (Top Sheet) to the invigilator in the examination hall. If any candidate takes away the original OMR Sheet (Top Sheet) his/her candidature will be rejected. However the candidate is permitted to take away the duplicate (Bottom Sheet) OMR Sheet for his/her record. The candidates should bring Ball Point Pen (Blue or Black and smooth writing pad) to fill up relevant columns on the Answer Sheet. The candidate must ensure encoding the Registration Number, Subject/Subject Code, Booklet Series correctly, write the Name of the Examination Centre, appending Signatures of the Candidate and Invigilator, etc., on the O.M.R. Answer sheet correctly, failing which the Answer sheet will not be valued. Use of whitener / correcting fluid / Blade / Powder/ Eraser / folding / Tearing / Rough Work or any kind of tampering to change the answers on OMR Sheet will lead to disqualification / invalidation / rejection. No correspondence whatsoever will be entertained from the candidates in this regard.
3. The OMR Sheet is to be bubbled by Ball Point Pen (Blue or Black) only. Use of any other colour like whitener etc., shall make the answer sheet invalid. Bubbling by Pencil
/ Ink Pen / Gel Pen is not permitted in this examination. Any kind of tampering to change the answers on the OMR Sheet will lead to disqualification / invalidation / rejection. No correspondence whatsoever will be entertained from the candidates in this regard.

1) The candidates should take their seats at the prescribed time before the commencement of the examination. Biometric identification would be conducted before entry into examination hall. The entry time would be mentioned in the hall ticket. Late entry after the given entry time would not be allowed. Candidates should not leave the examination hall till the expiry of fulltime. Loaning and interchanging of articles among the candidates is not permitted in the examination hall. Electronic devices including cell phones and pagers are not allowed in the examination hall. Non programmable calculators would be permitted, wherever necessary.
2) The starting time of each examination paper and the entry time would be mentioned in the hall ticket
3) The examination link with the login screen will already be available on your system. Please inform the invigilator if this is not the case.
4) 10 minutes prior to the exam, you’ll be prompted to login. Please type the Login ID (Roll No) and the Password (Password for Candidate will be given on exam day) to proceed further.
5) Invigilator will announce the password at 09.50 AM and 02.20 PM.
6) Copying or noting down questions and/or options is not allowed. Severe action will be taken if any candidate is found noting down the questions and/or options.
7) After logging in, your screen will display:
*Profile Information - Check the details & click on “I Confirm” or “I Deny”.
*Detailed exam instructions - Please read and understand thoroughly.
*Please click on the “I am ready to Begin” button, after reading the instructions.
8) You have to use the mouse to answer the multiple choice type questions with FOUR
alternative answers.
9) To answer any numerical answer type question, you need to use the virtual numeric key pad and the mouse.
10) On the online exam question screen, the timer will display the balance time remaining for the completion of exam.
11) The question numbers are color coordinated and of different shapes based on the process of recording your response: White (Square) - For un-attempted questions. Red (Inverted Pentagon) - For unanswered questions. Green (Pentagon) - For attempted questions. Violet (Circle) - Question marked by candidate for review, to be answered later. Violet (Circle with a Tick mark) - Question answered and marked by candidate for review.
12) After answering a question, click the SAVE & NEXT button to save your response and move onto the next question.
13) Click on Mark for Review & NEXT to mark your question for review, and then go to the next question.
14) To clear any answer chosen for a particular question, please click on the CLEAR RESPONSE button.
15) A summary of each section, (i.e. questions answered, not answered, marked for review) is available for each section. You have to place the cursor o ver the section name for this summary.
16) In case you wish to view a larger font size, please inform the Invigilator. On the Invigilator's confirmation, click on the font size you wish to select. The font size will be visible on the top.
17) You may view INSTRUCTIONS at any point of time during exam, by clicking on the
INSTRUCTIONS button on your screen.
18) The SUBMIT button will be activated after 150 Minutes. Please keep checking the timer on your screen.
19) In case of automatic or manual log out, all your attempted responses will be saved. Also, the exam will start from the time where it had stopped.
20) You will be provided a blank sheet for rough work. Do write your Login ID and Password on it. Please ensure that you return it to the invigilator at the end of the exam after tearing only the password from it.
21) Please don’t touch the key board as your exam ID will get locked. If your ID gets locked, please inform a nearby invigilator who will help in unlocking your ID and then you can continue with the exam.
22) Please inform the invigilator in case of any technical issues.
23) Please do not talk to or disturb other candidates.
24) In case you are carrying articles other than the admit card, photo identity proof and pen, please leave them outside the exam room.
25) You cannot leave exam room before submitting the paper. Please inform the invigilator if you want to use the wash room.

1) If the candidate notices any discrepancy printed on the Hall ticket, as to community, date of birth etc., he/she may immediately bring it to the notice of Commission’s officials/Chief Superintendent in the examination centre and necessary corrections can be made in the Nominal Roll, in the Examination Hall against his/her Hall Ticket Number for being verified by the Commission’s Office.
2) The candidate should satisfy the Invigilator of his/her identity with reference to the signature and photographs available on the Nominal Rolls and Hall Ticket.
3) The candidates should take their seats at the given time before the commencement of the examination and are not to be allowed after of the scheduled time. The time of Examination and entry time would be mentioned in the hall ticket. Late entry after the given entry time would not be allowed. Candidates should not leave the examination hall till the expiry of fulltime.
4) The candidates must note that his/her admission to the examination is strictly provisional. The mere fact that an Admission to the examination does not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission or that the entries made by the candidate in his/her application have been accepted by the Commission as true and correct. The candidates have to be found suitable after verification of o riginal certificates; and other eligibility criteria. The Applicants have to upload his/her scanned recent colour passport photo and signature to the Application Form. Failure to produce the same photograph, if required, at the time of interview/ verification, may lead to disqualification. Hence the candidates are advised not to change their appearance till the recruitment process is complete.
5) The candidates are not allowed to bring any Electronic devices such as mobile / cellphones, programmable calculators, tablets, iPad, Bluetooth, pagers, watches or any other computing devices to examination Hall. Non programmable calculators would be permitted, wherever necessary. Loaning and interchanging of articles among the candidates is not permitted in the examination hall and any form of malpractice will not be permitted in the exam hall.
6) The candidates are expected to behave in orderly and disciplined manner while writing the examination. The candidature will be rejected and in case of impersonation/ diso rder/ rowdy behaviour during Examination, necessary F.I.R. for this incident will be lodged with concerned Police Station, apart from disqualifying his / her candidature. The chief superintendent of the centre is authorize to take spot decision in this matter.
7) Candidates trying to use unfair means shall be disqualified from the selection. No correspondence whatsoever will be entertained from the candidates.
8) The Penal Provisions of Act 25/97 published in the A.P. Gazette No. 35, Part -IV.B Extraordinary dated: 21/08/1997 shall be invoked if malpractice and unfair means are noticed at any stage of the Examination. Action will be taken to penalize as per G.O. Ms. No.385, G.A (Ser-A) Dept, Dt.18.10.2016.
9). (a) Wherever the candidates who are totally blind will be provided a scribe to write the examination and 20 minutes extra time is permitted to them per hour. Eligible candidates are also allowed to bring their own scribe after due intimation to the Commission after duly providing the full identification details of the scribe like name, address and appropriate proof of identification.
(b) The applicants shall upload the certificate relating to percentage of disability for considering the appointment of scribe in the examination.
(c) An extra time of 20 minutes per hour is also permitted for the candidates with locomotor disability and CEREBRAL PALSY where dominant (writing) extremity is affected for the extent slowing the performance of function (Minimum of 40% impairment). No scribe is allowed to such candidates.
(d) The candidate as well as the scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking confirming the rules applicable
10). In case the Hall-Ticket is without photo or if the photo is too small, he/she should affix a passport size photo on Hall-ticket and appear by duly getting attested by Gazetted Officer. He/she shall handover similar photo for each paper to Chief Superintendent for affixing the same on the Nominal Rolls.
11) The candidate will not be admitted to the examination Hall without procedural formatives.
12) The candidate’s admission to the Examination is provisional, subject to the eligibility,
confirmation/satisfaction of conditions laid down in this Notification.
13) The candidates should put his/ her signature and get the signature of th e invigilator at the appropriate places in the Nominal Roll or OMR Answer Sheet.
14) Instructions to be followed scrupulously in the Examination Hall.
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