19 ANNEXURE –II NOTIFICATION NO. /2018 SCHEME OF EXAMINATION FOR GROUP-I SERVICES SCREEING TEST - WRITTEN EXAMINATION (OBJECTIVE TYPE) Subject No. of Questions Duration Minutes Maximum Marks Screening Test (Objective Type) Paper -I General Studies. This paper consists of 04 parts i.e., ABCD each part carries 30 marks A. History and Culture. B. Constitution polity, Social Justice and International relations. C. Indian and Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning. D. Geography. 120 Questions 120 Minutes 120 Marks Screening Test (Objective Type) Paper -II General Aptitude This paper consists 2 parts i.e., A and B each part carries 60 Marks (Part-A - 60 Marks, Part -B (i) - 30 Marks and B (ii) - 30 Marks). A. General Mental Ability, Administrative and Psychological Abilities. B. (i) Science and Technologies. (ii) Current events of Regional, National and International importance 120 Questions 120 Minutes 120 Marks N.B: 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 1/3rdof the marks prescribed for the question. MAINS - WRITTEN EXAMINATION (DESCRIPTIVE TYPE)Paper in TeluguQualifying Nature 180 minutes 150 Marks Paper in EnglishQualifying Nature 180 minutes 150 Marks Paper - I General Essay - on contemporary themes and issues of regional, national and international importance. - 180 minutes 150 Marks Paper-II History and Cultural and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh - 180 minutes 150 Marks Paper -III Polity, constitution, Governance, Law and Ethics - 180 minutes 150 Marks Paper -IV Economy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh - 180 minutes 150 Marks Paper -V Science, Technology and Environmental Issues - 180 minutes 150 Marks INTERVIEW75 Marks TOTAL MARKS825 Marks
20 OTHER IMPORTANT POINTS 1.In the main examination, the papers of Telugu and English are in qualifying in nature and the marks secured in these papers are not counted for merit. The minimum qualifying marks for Telugu & English for each individual paper is 40 % for OC’s, 35 % for B.C’s, 30% for SC / ST / PH. In all other papers the aggregate marks will be taken for counting of minimum qualifying marks as per para 15.4 of this Notification in his / her application, read with G.O. Ms. No. 570, G.A. (Ser.A) Dept., dated 31.12.1997 and G.O. Ms No.158, G.A (Ser.A)Dept., dated 26.12.2018. 2.All papers except Telugu & English may be answered in English or Telugu or Urdu chosen by the candidates at the time of filling the online option of medium of writing main examination along with post preferences and zonal preferences (Please see Para 1.6). The candidates are not permitted to write part of the paper in one language and another part of it other language. Once medium is chosen, the candidate has to write his answer in the medium chosen by him only. If there is a any deviation from paper to paper or part of the paper the candidature would become invalid. All 05 (Five) papers have to be written in the medium chosen only. And also different papers cannot be written in different languages.