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ANDHRA PRADESH  PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION: HYDERABAD

NOTIFICATION NO.27/2016, Dt.27/12/2016

ASSISTANT STATISTICAL OFFICER IN A.P. ECONOMIC AND STATISTICAL SUBORDINATE SERVICE

(GENERAL RECRUITMENT)

PARA 1:

 

Applications are invited On-line for recruitment to the post of Assistant Statistical Officer in A.P. Economic and Statistical Subordinate Service.

The pro-forma Application will be available on Commission’s Website (www.psc.ap.gov.in) or (http://appscapplications17.apspsc.gov.in) from 29/12/2016 to 28/01/2017 (Note: 28/01/2017 is the last date for payment of fee up- to 11:59 mid night).

For applying to the post, the applicant has to visit www.psc.ap.gov.in  and click the corresponding link given there or alternatively use the URL  http://appscapplications17.apspsc.gov.in  to directly access the application.

 

The Commission conducts Screening test in Off- Line mode in case applicants exceed 25,000 in number and likely to be held on 09/07/2017FN.

 

The main examination in On-Line mode for candidates selected in screening test will be held through computer based test on 13/10/2017 FN & AN.

The  objective  type  question  papers  are  to  be  answered  on  computer  system.

Instructions regarding this computer based recruitment test are detailed in the Annexure - III.

MOCK TEST facility would be provided to the applicants to acquaint themselves with the computer based recruitment test. Applicant shall visit the website and practice the answering pattern under MOCK TEST option available on main page of website  www.psc.ap.gov.in or (http://appscapplications17.apspsc.gov.in)

HALL TICKETS can be downloaded 7 days before commencement of Examination.

All desirous and eligible applicants shall apply through on-line proforma application after satisfying themselves that they are eligible as per the terms and conditions of this recruitment notification. The details are as follows:-

 

Post Code

 

Name of the Post

 

Vacancies

Age as on 01/07/2016

Min. Max.

Scale of Pay Rs.

 

 

 

01

 

Assistant Statistical Officer in A.P. Economic And Statistical Subordinate Service

Z-1

Z-2

Z-3

Z-4

Total

 

 

18-42

 

Rs.24,440 71,510

 

24

 

23

 

16

 

32

 

95

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Distribution of vacancies among roster points is subject to variation and confirmation from the Unit Officer/ Appointing authority.

(The Details of vacancies viz., Community, Zonal-wise and Gender wise (General / Women) may be seen at Annexure-I)

 

 

PARA-2: EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants must possess the qualifications from a recognized University as detailed below or equivalent thereto, subject to various specifications in the relevant service rules and as per the indent received from the Department as on  the date of notification.

 

Sl. No

Name of the Post

Educational Qualifications

01

Assistant  Statistical  Officer  in

A.P. Economic And Statistical

(i)   Bachelor’s Degree with Statistics as one of the Main Subject (OR )


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subordinate Service.

(ii)   Bachelor’s      Degree      with      Mathematics (with Statistics as a paper in one year or two years or all the three years as the case may be) as one of the main Subjects (OR)

 

(iii)  Bachelor’s Degree with Economics (with statistics as a paper in one year or two years or all the three years as the case may be) as one of the main subjects, (OR)

 

(iv)  Bachelor’s Degree with Commerce (with Statistics as a paper in one year or two years or all the three years as the case may be) as one of the main subjects. (OR)

 

(v)   Bachelor’s Degree with Computer Science (with Statistics as a paper in one year or two years or all the three years as the case may be) as one of the main subjects.

 

From a University established or incorporated by or under a Central Act or State Act or such institutions declared as Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commissions Act, 1956 or a Foreign University approved by the Central Government from time to time.(Subs. by G.O.Ms.No.3 Planning (Establishment) Department. Dt. 01-03-2012 w.e.f.01-01-2011)

PARA-3  AGE: No person shall be eligible for direct recruitment if he/she is less than 18 years of age and if he/she is more than  42 years of age as on 01/07/2016.

As per G.O.Ms.No.396 General Administration (Ser-A) dept., Dt.05/11/2016 the upper age limit is raised by 8 years i.e., from 34 to 42 years.

Age Relaxation: The upper age limit prescribed above is relaxable in the following cases:

 

Sl.

No.

 

Category of candidates

Relaxation of age permissible

1

2

3

1.

Retrenched temporary employees in the State Census Department with a minimum service of 6 months.

3 Years

2.

A.P. State Government Employees (Employees of APSEB, APSRTC, Corporations, Municipalities etc. are not eligible).

5 Years based on the length of regular service.

3.

Ex-Service men including those who are applying for reemployment one year before completion of specified terms of engagement

3 years & length of service rendered in the armed forces.

4.

N.C.C (who have worked as Instructor in N.C.C.)

3 Years & length of service rendered in the N.C.C.

5.

SC/ST and BCs

5 Years

6.

Physically Handicapped persons

10 Years

EXPLANATION:

After provision of the relaxation of Age in Col. No. 3 of table above; the age shall not exceed the maximum age prescribed for the post for the candidates at Sl. No. 3 & 4.

The age relaxation for Ex-Servicemen is applicable for those who have been released from Armed Forces otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency.


 

 

PARA - 4: RESERVATION TO LOCAL CANDIDATES:

Reservation to the Local candidates is applicable as provided in the Rules and as amended from time to time as in force on the date of notification. The candidates claiming reservation as Local candidates should obtain the required Study Certificate(s) (from IV Class to X Class or SSC) OR Residence Certificate in the pro-forma only for those candidates who have not studied in any Educational Institutions as the case may be. The relevant certificates with authorized signature shall be produced as and when required.

DEFINITION OF LOCAL CANDIDATE:

      "LOCAL CANDIDATE" means a candidate for direct recruitment to any post in relation to that Local area(s) where he/she has studied in Educational Institution(s) for not less than four consecutive academic years prior to and including the year in which he/she appeared for S.S.C or its equivalent examination. If however, he/she has not studied in any educational institution during the above four years period, it is enough if he/she has resided in that area which is claimed as his/her local area during the above said period.

      In case a candidate does not fall within the scope of above then, if he/she has studied for a period of not less than seven years prior to and inclusive of the year in which he/she has studied SSC or its equivalent, he/she will be regarded as local candidate on the basis of the maximum period out of the said period of seven years AND where the period of his/her study in two or more local areas is equal, such local area where he/she has studied last in such equal periods will be taken for determining the local candidature. Similarly, if he/she has not studied during the above said period in any Educational Institution(s) the place of residence during the above period will be taken into consideration and local candidature determined with reference to the maximum period of residence or in the case of equal period where he/she has resided last in such equal periods.

      If the claim for local candidature is based on study, the candidate is required to produce a certificate from the Educational Institution(s) where he/she has studied during the said 4/7-year period. If, however, it is based on residence, a certificate should be obtained from an officer of the Revenue Department not below the rank of a Mandal Revenue Officer in independent charge of a Mandal.

      If, however, a candidate has resided in more than one Mandal during the relevant four/seven years period but within the same District or Zone as the case may be separate certificates from the Mandal Revenue Officers  exercising  jurisdiction have to be obtained in respect of different areas.

NOTE:

(A)  Single certificate, whether of study or residence would suffice for enabling the candidate to apply as a "LOCAL CANDIDATE".

(B)  RESIDENCE CERTIFICATE WILL NOT  BE ACCEPTED, IF A CANDIDATE HAS STUDIED IN ANY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION UPTO S.S.C. OR EQUIVALENT EXAMINATION, SUCH CANDIDATES HAVE TO PRODUCE STUDY CERTIFICATES INVARIABLY. THE CANDIDATES, WHO ACQUIRED DEGREE FROM OPEN UNIVERSITIES WITHOUT STUDYING SSC/ MATRICULATION OR EQUIVALENT IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, HAVE TO SUBMIT RESIDENCE CERTIFICATE ONLY. EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS MEANS A RECOGNIZED INSTITUTION BY THE GOVERNMENT / UNIVERSITY/COMPETENT AUTHORITY.

(C)  Candidates are advised to refer provisions of the PRESIDENTIAL ORDER 1975 in this regard

(D)  Candidates who have migrated from Telangana to Andhra Pradesh as per terms laid out in circular memo No.4136/SPF & MC/2015-5, Dated.08/08/2016 of Government of Andhra Pradesh shall obtain the migration certificate and produce at the time of verification.

(E)  Each of the following zones comprises the districts mentioned against each zone.

Zones:

1.    Srikakulam, Visakahpatnam and Vizianagaram. (SKM, VSP,VZM)

2.    East Godavari, West Godavari and Krishna. (EG, WG, KST)

3.    Guntur, Prakasam and Nellore. (GNT, PKM, NLR)

4.    Chittoor, Kadapa, Anantapur and Kurnool. (CTR, KDP, ATP,KNL)


 

 

PARA - 5 HOW TO APPLY:

A) HOW TO UPLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM:

(i) The Applicants have to read the User manual for On-Line submission of application and then proceed further. User manual is available at www.psc.ap.gov.in or (http://appscapplications17.apspsc.gov.in)

      I STEP: The Candidate after satisfying himself/ herself about the eligibility criteria for the notification shall pay fee through corresponding notification Online Payment Form.

      At the payment Gateway the candidate has to give his/her Basic Personal Details such as Name of the candidate, Date of Birth, Gender, whether the candidate belongs to Andhra Pradesh State, community, Mobile Number etc. Candidate should enter his/her particulars  i.e. Name, Father Name, Mother Name & Date of Birth as per his/her Secondary Education Board Class X Certificate. On receipt of fee at Payment Gateway, the candidate will be issued a Journal Number” with which he / she can proceed with submission of Application online. Issue  of Journal Number does not mean that the candidate has completed the  submission of application online. It is only a confirmation of the fee  received.

      II STEP: After payment of Fee the Applicant should visit Online Application Form Submission link and enter the Journal Number, Date of payment and Date of Birth to get and fill the format of Application and should submit ON-LINE.

      III STEP: The applicant shall affix a recent Colour Passport Size Photograph on a White Paper and then sign below the photograph with Black Pen,. Scan the above Photo and Signature and Upload in the appropriate space provided (JPG Format) in Application Form.

      IV STEP:- The applicants have to invariably fill all the relevant columns in the Application and should submit ON-LINE.

      ii) Hand written/ Typed/ Photostat copies/ outside printed Application Form will not be

      accepted and liable for rejection.

      iii) Applicants willing to serve anywhere in Andhra Pradesh should alone apply.

      iv)For any problems related to Online submission and downloading of Hall-Tickets please

    contact 040-23120055 (Call Time: 10.30 A.M to 1.00 P.M & 1.30 P.M to 5.30 P.M) or mail to appschelpdesk@gmail.com

NOTE:

      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.

      The particulars furnished by the applicant in the Application Form will be taken as final, and data entry processed, based on these particulars only by Computer. Candidates should, therefore, be very careful in Uploading / Submitting the Application Form Online.

      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. IF ANY LAPSE IS DETECTED DURING THE SCRUTINY, THE CANDIDATURE WILL BE REJECTED EVEN THOUGH HE/SHE COMES TO THE FINAL STAGE OF RECRUITMENT PROCESS OR EVEN AT A LATER STAGE.

      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.


 

 

PARA - 6: (a) FEE:

Applicant must pay Rs. 250/- (Rupees Two Hundred and Fifty Only) towards application processing fee and Rs 80/- (Rupees Eighty only) towards Examination Fee.

However, the following categories of candidates are exempted from payment of examination fee Rs.80/- only.

      SC, ST, BC, PH & Ex-Service Men.

      Families having Household Supply White Card issued by Civil Supplies Department, A.P. Government. (Residents of Andhra Pradesh)

      Un-employed youth in the age group of 18 to 42 years as per G.O.Ms.No.439, G.A (Se-A) Dept., dated: 18/10/1996 should submit declaration at an appropriate time to the Commission.

      Applicants belonging to the categories mentioned above (except Physically Handicapped Persons & Ex-Service Men) hailing from other States are not entitled for exemption from payment of fee and not entitled for claiming any kind of reservation.

b) Mode of Payment of 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

PARA-7: SCHEME OF EXAMINATION:- The Scheme & Syllabus for the examination has been shown in Annexure-II.

PARA - 8: CENTRES FOR THE ON-LINE EXAMINATION :

THE SCREENING TEST AND WILL BE HELD AT ALL THE DISTRICTS in Andhra

Pradesh and the MAIN EXAMINATION will be at VIJAYAWADA or GUNTUR. The applicant may choose the Test City with three preferences for screening test. However the Commission reserves the right to allot the applicant to any centre of examination depending on the availability of the resources like centres / systems.

PARA 9 RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES RELATED TO QUESTION PAPER,  ANSWER KEY AND OTHER MATTER

The Commission would publish on its website, the key, after conduct of the examination. Any objections with regard to the key and any other matter shall be filed with in one week of the publication of the key on the website of the Commission.

The objections if any would be examined and the decision of the Commission in this regard shall be final. Any objection filed after expiry of one week from the date of publication of key would not be entertained.

PARA -10   NOTE   ON   IMPORTANT   LEGAL   PROVISIONS   GOVERNING   THE  RECRUITMENT PROCESS:

      Vacancies: The recruitment will be made to the notified vacancies only. There shall be no waiting list as per G.O. Ms. No. 81 General Administration (Ser. A) Department, Dated 22/02/1997 and Rule 6 of APPSC Rules of procedure. In any case, no cognizance will be taken by Commission of any vacancies arising or reported after the completion of the selection and recruitment process or the last date as decided by the Commission as far as this Notification is concerned, and these will be further dealt with as per G.O. & Rule cited above.

      The Recruitment will be processed as per this Notification and also as per the Rules and Instructions issued by the Government and also as decided by the Commission from time to time in terms of respective Special Rules/ Adhoc Rules governing the Recruitment applicable in this regard.


 

      Rules: The various conditions and criterion prescribed herein are governed by the General Rules of A.P. State and Subordinate Service Rules, 1996 read with the relevant Special Rules applicable to any particular service in the departments. Any guidelines or clarification is based on the said Rules, and, in case of any necessity, any matter will be processed as per the relevant General and Special Rules in force.

      The Commission is empowered under the provisions of Article 315 and 320 of the Constitution of India read with relevant laws, rules, regulations and executive instructions and all other enabling legal provisions in this regard to conduct examination for appointment to the posts notified herein, duly following the principle of order of merit as per Rule 3(vi) of the APPSC Rules of Procedure read with relevant statutory provisions and ensuring that the whole recruitment and selection process is carried out with utmost regard to maintain secrecy and confidentiality so as to ensure that the principle of merit is scrupulously followed. A candidate shall be disqualified for appointment, if he himself or through relations or friends or any others has canvassed or endeavored to  enlist for his candidature, extraneous support, whether from official or non-official sources for appointment to this service.

      ZONAL/ LOCAL: In terms of Para 4 of the G.O., A.P. Public Employment (Organization of Local cadres and Regulations of Direct Recruitment) Order, 1975 (G.O.Ms. No.674, G.A. (SPF-A) Dept., dt.20/10/1975) read with G.O.Ms.No.124, General Administration (SPF-A) Dept., dt.07/03/2002, and other orders/instructions issued by the Government in this regard, the first part shall comprise 30% of the posts consisting of combined merit list of Locals as well as non-locals and the remaining second part shall comprise the balance 70% of the posts consisting of locals only.

      The persons already in Government Service/ Autonomous bodies/ Government aided institutions etc., whether in permanent or temporary capacity or as work charged employees are however required to inform in writing, their Head of Office/ Department that they have applied for this recruitment.

      The Commission is also empowered to invoke the penal provisions of the other Public Examinations (Prevention of Malpractices and Unfair means) Act 25/97 for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto in respect of this Notification. Regulation PME of Commission’s regulations issued vide G.O.Ms.No.385 G.A (Ser-A) Dept., Dt.18/10/2016 will also be applicable.

      Caste & Community: Community Certificate issued by the competent authority in terms of G.O. Ms No. 58, SW (J) Dept., dt: 12/5/97 should be submitted at appropriate time. As per General Rules for State and Subordinate Service Rules, Rule -2(28) Explanation: No person who professes a religion different from Hinduism shall be deemed a member of Schedule Caste. BCs, SCs & STs belonging to other  States are not entitled for reservation, Candidates belonging to other States shall pay the prescribed fee of Rs.80/-(Rupees Eighty only), along with processing fee of Rs. 250/- (Rupees Two Hundred and Fifty only) through different channels as indicated at Para-6. Otherwise such applications will not  be considered and no correspondence on this will be entertained.

      Reservation and eligibility in terms of General Rule 22 of A.P. State and Subordinate Service Rules are applicable.

      Reservation to Disabled persons is subject to their eligibility to any of the above category of posts and shall be subject to Special Rules/Adhoc Rules governing the posts. The required extent of deformity and the genuineness of the Medical Certificate and in case of ambiguity or doubt, the same shall be referred to the Appellate Medical Boards as per the instructions of the Government Orders  of Hon’ble Supreme Court with reference to reservations for PH will be applied.

      The Reservation to Women will apply as per G.O. Ms. No. 40, DWCDA & SC (Prog. II) Dt. 25/07/2016.

      Reservation to BC-E group will be subject to the adjudication of the litigation before the Honorable Courts including final orders in Civil Appeal No: (a) 2628-2637 of 2010 in SLP. No. 7388-97 of 2010, dated. 25/03/2010 and orders from the Government.

Government had issued orders in G.O. Ms. No. 3, Backward Classes Welfare(C-2) Department, Dated 04.04.2006 read with G.O. Ms. No. 26 Backward Classes Welfare(C) Department, Dated 09.12.2013 laying down the criteria to determine Creamy Layer among Backward Classes in order to exclude from the provisions of reservations. Government of Andhra Pradesh has adopted all the criteria to determine the Creamy Layer among Backward Classes as fixed by the Government of India. In view of the Government orders, in G.O. Ms. No. 3, Backward Classes


 

 

Welfare(C-2) Department, dated 4/4/2006 read with G.O. Ms. No. 26 Backward Classes Welfare(C) Department, Dated 09.12.2013, the candidates claiming to be belonging to Non-Creamy layer Backward Class have to obtain a Certificate regarding their exclusion from the Creamy Layer from the competent authority (Tahasildar) and produce the same at appropriate time of verification. In case of failure to produce the same on the day of verification, the Candidature will be rejected without further correspondence

PARA- 11 Please read the following Annexure appended to the notification before filling the application form

Annexure- I- Break up of vacancies Annexure- II- Scheme & Syllabus Annexure- III- Instructions to candidates Annexure- IV- LIST OF SC / ST /BC’s

PARA-12: PROCEDURE OF SELECTION:

In case screening test is conducted as referred above, based on the Merit in screening test, candidates will be picked up in the ratio of 50 per one notified post for the main examination in order of General Merit. In case where no screening test is held, all the eligible applicants would be allowed to appear for the main examination.

THE SELECTION OF CANDIDATES FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE POSTS SHALL BE BASED ON THE MERIT IN THE COMPUTER BASED EXAMINATION, TO BE HELD AS PER THE SCHEME OF EXAMINATION ENUNCIATED AT PARA 7 ABOVE.

1.            The minimum qualifying marks in the examination for consideration of a candidate to the selection process in case of OC category is 40%, BC category is 35% and for SC, ST and PH categories is 30% or as per the relevant rules. The minimum qualifying mark is relaxable in the case of SC/ST/BC/PH at the discretion of the Commission.

2.            The candidates will be selected and allotted to Service/ Department as per their rank in the merit list and as per Zonal / Post preference opted by the applicant at the time of making application to the post online

N.B. : Mere securing of minimum qualifying marks does not confer any right to the candidate for being considered to the selection.

3.            Appearance in all the papers is compulsory.  Absence in any of the papers will automatically render the disqualification of the candidate.

4.            Any candidate shall produce Original documents, as and when called for by the Commission for certificate verification. If any candidate fails to produce the certificates and/or the particulars furnished in the Application do not tally with the Original documents produced by the candidate, his/her candidature will be rejected and he/she would be disqualified without any further correspondence. As candidature for the recruitment is processed through Computer/Electronic devices based on the particulars furnished in the Application Form, the candidate is advised to fill in all the relevant particulars carefully.

5.            While the Commission calls for preference of candidates in respect of Posts in the Application Form, it is hereby clarified that the said preferences are only indicative for being considered to the extent possible but not binding or limiting the Commission’s powers enjoyed under Article 315 and 320 of the Constitution of India. Therefore, the Commission has the power to assigning a successful candidate to any of the notified posts for which he is considered by them to be qualified and eligible, subject to fulfilling the selection criterion.

6.            The appointment of selected candidates will be subject to their being found medically fit in the appropriate medical classification, and if he/she is of sound health, active habits free from any bodily defect or infirmity.

PARA-13: DEBARMENT:

      Candidates should make sure of their eligibility to the post applied for and that the declaration made by them in the format of application regarding their eligibility is correct in all respects. Any candidate furnishing in-correct information or making false declaration regarding his/her eligibility at any stage or suppressing any information is liable TO BE DEBARRED FOR FIVE YEARS FROM APPEARING FOR ANY OF THE

EXAMINATIONS CONDUCTED BY THE COMMISSION, and summarily rejection of their candidature for this recruitment.


 

      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 recruitment. Further candidates shall be liable for penalty as per G.O.Ms.No.385, G.A (Ser- A) Dept., Dt.18/10/2016. The Chief Superintendent of the examination centre is authorized to take decision in case of malpractice or usage of unfair means or creation of disturbance or use of physical force by any candidate and report the matter to the competent authority as well register a police case.

      The Commission is vested with the constitutional duty of conducting recruitment and selection as per  rules duly maintaining utmost secrecy and confidentiality in this process and any attempt by anyone causing or likely to cause breach of this constitutional duty in such manner or by such action as to violate or likely to violate the fair practices followed and ensured by the Commission will be sufficient cause for rendering such questionable means as ground for debarment and penal consequences as per law and rules as per decision of the Commission.

      Any candidate is or has been found impersonating or procuring impersonation by any person or resorting to any other irregular or improper means in connection with his / her candidature for selection or obtaining support of candidature by any means, such a candidate may in addition to rendering himself/ herself liable to criminal prosecution, will be liable to be debarred permanently from any exam or selection held by the Service Commission’s in the country.

      MEMORANDUM OF MARKS: Answer key would be published on the website and also as marks of each candidate are also displayed on website, no separate memorandum of marks would be issued.

PARA-14: COMMISSION’S DECISION TO BE FINAL:

The decision of the Commission in all aspects and all respects pertaining to the application and its acceptance or rejection as the case may be, conduct of examination and at all consequent stages culminating in the selection or otherwise of any candidate shall be final in all respects and binding on all concerned, under the powers vested with it under Article 315 and 320 of the Constitution of India. Commission also reserves its right to alter and modify the terms and conditions laid down in the notification for conducting the various stages up to selection, duly intimating details thereof to all concerned, as warranted by any unforeseen circumstances arising during the course of this process, or as deemed necessary by the Commission at any stage.

 

HYDERABAD                                                                                                       Sd/-

DATE:27/12/2016                                                                                            SECRETARY


 

 

ANNEXURE - I

BREAK-UP OF VACANCIES FOR THE POST OF ASSISTANT STATISTICAL OFFICER IN A.P. ECONOMICS AND STATISTICAL SUBORDINATE SERVICE

 

 

ZONE

OC

BC-A

BC-B

BC-C

BC-D

BC-E

SC

ST

PH

Total

G

W

G

W

G

W

G

W

G

W

G

W

G

W

G

W

G

W

G

W

I

11

4

-

-

-

1

-

1

1

-

1

-

4

1

-

-

-

-

17

7

II

7

4

2

1

1

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

4

-

1

1

1

-

16

7

III

3

4

-

-

-

1

-

-

1

-

-

1

3

1

1

-

1

-

9

7

IV

10

7

3

-

1

-

-

-

2

1

1

1

2

2

1

1

-

-

20

12

TOTAL

31

19

5

1

2

2

-

1

4

2

2

2

13

4

3

2

2

-

62

33

GRAND TOTAL

95


 

 

Annexure- II

Scheme and Syllabus to the post of Assistant Statistical Officers in A.P. Directorate of Economics & Statistics

SCHEME

 

WRITTEN EXAMINATION

(Objective         Types)        Degree Standard

No. of Questions

Duration (Minutes)

Maximum Marks

Screening test

150

150

150

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.

Main Examination

Paper-1 : General Studies &

 

Mental Ability

 

150

 

150

 

150

Paper-2 Concerned Subject

150

150

150

 

Total

300

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.

The candidates have to choose one subject from the following subjects for paper - II

 

01. Economics

02. Statistics

03.Mathematics

04. Computer Science

05. Commerce

 

Screening Test for the post of Assistant Statistical Officers Syllabus

SECTION I

No. of Questions75                                                                                Marks75

1.                  Events of national and international importance.

2.            Current affairs- international, national and regional.

3.            Basics of General Science and their relevance to the day to day life. Current developments in science, technology and information technology

4.            History of Modern India with emphasis upon Indian national movement.

5.            Economic development in India since independence.

6.            Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation.

7.              Disaster management.

8.            Geography of India with focus on A.P

9.            Indian Constitution and Polity.

10.         Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection

11.         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.

SECTION II


 

 

 

No. of. Questions75                                                                      Marks75

UNIT-I: Introduction to Statistics

Meaning, importance and limitations of statistics –collection of data primary and Secondary data. Methods of Sampling (Random, Non Random), Definition of Probability –Census- Schedule  and questionnaire-Frequency distribution- Tabulation-Diagrammatic and graphic presentation of data.

UNIT-II: Measures of Central Tendency:

Meaning objectives and characteristics of measures of central tendency –Types of Averages: Arithmetic Mean, Geometric Mean, Harmonic Mean, Median, Mode, Quartiles Deciles, Percentiles-Properties of averages and their applications.

UNIT-III: Measures of Dispersion and Skewness:

Dispersion: Meaning and properties –Types: Range, Quartile Deviation, Mean Deviation, Standard Deviation, Coefficient of veriation.

Skewness: Meaning –Karl pearsons and Bowly’s measurs of skewness, concept of kurtosis normal distribution.

UnitIV- Measure of Relation

Corelation meaning and uses types of correlation - karlpearson’s correlation coefficient spearman’s rank correlation probable error.

UNIT-V: Analysis of time series and Index Numbers: Time Series analysis: Meaning and Uses - Components of time series –Measurement of trend and seasonal variations-Utility of decomposition of time series- Decentralization of data.

Index Numbers: Meaning Importance –Methods of construction of index numbers: Price Index Numbers,Quantity index Numbers Tests of Adequacy of Index Numbers-base shifting and deflation of Index Numbers -Cost of living Index Numbers Limitations of Index Numbers. Concepts of price, quantity and cost index numbers. Deflation of index numbers.

 

MAIN EXAMINATION SYLLABUS PAPER -I

GENERAL STUDIES AND MENTAL ABILITY

1.      Events of national and international importance.

2.            Current affairs- international, national and regional.

3.            Basics of General Science and their relevance to the day to day life. Current developments in science, technology and information technology

4.            History of Modern India with emphasis upon Indian national movement.

5.            Economic development in India since independence.

6.            Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation.

7.              Disaster management.

8.            Geography of India with focus on A.P

9.            Indian Constitution and Polity.

10.         Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection

11.         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.

 

PAPER-2: ECONOMICS

 

PART- I

General Economics:

1.   Micro- Economics: (a) Production, Agents of Production; Costs and Supply; Isoquants, (b) Consumption and Demand; Elasticity concept, (c) Market Structure and concepts of equilibrium; (d) Determination of prices; (e) Components and Theories of Distribution, (f) Elementary concepts of Welfare economics: Pareto- optimality-Private and social products consumers surplus.

2.    Macro- Economics: (a) National Income concepts; (b) Determinants of National income employment (c) Determinants of consumption, savings and investment, (d) Rate of Interest and its determination, (e) Interest and Profit.

3.  Money, Banking and Public Finance: (a) Concepts of Money and measures of money supply; velocity of money, (b) Banks and credit creation; Banks and portfolio management, (c) Central Bank and control over money supply, (d) Determination of the price level, (e) Inflation, its causes and remedies, (f) Public, Finance-Budgets-Taxes and non-tax revenues-Types of Budget deficits.

4.  International Economics:

(1)  Theories of International Trade-comparative costs Hecksher-Ohlin-Gains from Trade-Terms of Trade.

(2)  Free Trade and Protection

(3)  Balance of payments accounts and adjustment

(4)  Exchange rate under the exchange markets

(5)  Evolution of the International Monetary System and World Trading order- Gold Standard-the Brettonwoods system.

IMF and the World Bank and their associates.

Floating rates-GATT and WTO:

5.  Growth and Development: (1) Meaning and measurement of growth; Growth, distribution and Welfare; (2) Characteristics of under-development; (3) Stages of Development; (4) Sources of growth-capital, Human capital, population, productivity, Trade and aid, non-economic factors; growth Strategies, (5) Planning in a mixed economy-Indicative planning-Planning and growth.

Indian Economics:

1.   Main features; Geographic size-Endowment of natural resources, Population; size composition quality and growth trend-Occupational distribution-Effects of British Rule with reference to Drain theory and Laissez Faire policy.

2.   Major problems, their dimensions, nature and broad causes; Mass poverty- Unemployment and its types-Economics effects of population pressure-Inequality and types thereof-Low productivity and low per capita income, Rural-urban disparities-Foreign Trade and payments imbalances. Balance of Payments and External Debt-Inflation and parallel economy and its effects-Fiscal deficit.

3.  Growth in income and employment since Independence-Rate, Pattern, Sectoral trends-Distributional Changes-Regional diparities.

4.  Economic Planning in India: Major controversies on planning in India-Alternative strategies-goals and achievements, shortfalls of different plans-planning and the Market


 

 

5.    Broad Fiscal, monetary, industrial trade and agricultural policies-objectives, rationale, constraints and effects.

PART-II

UNIT-I: Introduction to Statistics

Meaning, importance and limitations of statistics –collection of data primary and Secondary data. Methods of Sampling (Random, Non Random), Definition of Probability –Census- Schedule  and questionnaire-Frequency distribution- Tabulation-Diagrammatic and graphic presentation of data.

UNIT-II: Measures of Central Tendency:

Meaning objectives and characteristics of measures of central tendency –Types of Averages: Arithmetic Mean, Geometric Mean, Harmonic Mean, Median, Mode, Quartiles Deciles, Percentiles-Properties of averages and their applications.

UNIT-III: Measures of Dispersion and Skewness:

Dispersion: Meaning and properties –Types:  Range, Quartile Deviation, Mean Deviation, Standard Deviation, Coefficient of veriation.

Skewness: Meaning –Karl pearsons and Bowly’s measurs of skewness, concept of kurtosis normal distribution.

UnitIV- Measure of Relation

Corelation meaning and uses types of correlation - karlpearson’s correlation coefficient spearman’s rank correlation probable error .

UNIT-V: Analysis of time series and Index Numbers: Time Series analysis: Meaning and Uses - Components of time series –Measurement of trend and seasonal variations-Utility of decomposition of time series- Decentralization of data.

Index Numbers: Meaning Importance –Methods of construction of index numbers: Price Index Numbers,Quantity index Numbers Tests of Adequacy of Index Numbers-base shifting and deflation of Index Numbers -Cost of living Index Numbers Limitations of Index Numbers. Concepts of price, quantity and cost index numbers. Deflation of index numbers.

 


 

PART-I


PAPER-2: STATISTICS


1. Probability: Random experiment, sample space, event, algebra of events, probability on a discrete sample space, basic theorems of probability and simple examples based theorem, conditional, probability of an event, independent events, Bayer’s theorem and its application, discrete and continuous random variables and their distributions, expectation, moments, moment generating function, joint distribution of two or more random variables, marginal and conditional distributions, independence of random variables, covariance, correlation, coefficient, distribution of a function of random variables. Bernoulli, binomial, geometric, negative binomial, hypergeometric, Poisson, multinomial, uniform, beta, exponential, gamma, cauchy, normal distributions,Cauchy –Schwartz and , Chebyshev’s inequality, Concept of weak law of large numbers and central limit theorem.

2. Statistical Methods: Measures of  association and contingency, correlation ratio, multiple linear regression, multiple and partial correlations (involving three variables only), curve-fitting and principle of least squares, concepts of random sample, parameter and statistic, Z, X2, t and F statistics and their properties and applications.

3.Statistical Inference: Unbiasedness,  consistency, efficiency, sufficiency, completeness, minimum variance unbiased estimation, meothed of moments, maximum likelihood, estimation, properties of maximum likelihood estimators, idea of a random interval, confidence intervals for the parameters of standard distributions.     Simple and composite hypotheses, two kinds of errors, level of


 

 

significance, and power of a test, desirable properties of a good test, most powerful test, Neyman-Pearson lemma and its use in simple example.

Chi-square test, Wilcoxon signned rank test, run test for randomness, median test, Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney test and Wald –wolfowitz run test.

Wal’s sequential probability ratio test, OC and ASN functions, application to binomial and normal distributions.

Loss function, risk function, mini-max and Bayes rules.

Sampling Theory and Design of Experiments: Need for sampling, basic concepts in sampling, designing large-scale sample surveys, sampling and non- sampling errors, simple random sampling, properties of a good estimator, estimation of sample size, stratified random sampling, systematic .

Analysis of variance One-way,two-way (one observation per cell) and three-way classifications, analysis of completely randomized design, randomized block design, latin square design, missing plot technique.

Vital Statistics Uses, birth and death rates, life tables and their uses. Population growth measures.

Indian official statistics:- statistical organizations NSSO and CSO, their functions, National Income-Computations and uses.

Statistical Quality Control:-Its importance, uses, control charts for variables and attributes, their interpretation.

 

 

PART-II

UNIT-I: Introduction to Statistics

Meaning , importance and limitations of statistics –collection of data –primary and Secondary data.Methods of Sampling (Random, Non Random ),Defination of Probability –Census- Schedule  and questionnaire-Frequency distribution- Tabulation-Diagrammatic and graphic presentation of data.

UNIT-II: Measures of Central Tendency:

Meaning objectives and characteristics of measures ofcentral tendency –Types of Averages:Arithmetic Mean, Geometric Mean , Harmonic Mean , Median, Mode,Quartiles Deciles, Percentiles-Properties of averages and their applications. UNIT-III: Measures of Dispersion and Skewness:

Dispersion:Meaning and properties Types : Range ,Quartile Deviation, Mean Deviation ,Standard Deviation,Coefficient of Veriation.

Skewness: Meaning –Karl pearsons and Bowly’s measurs of skewness, concept of kurtosis normal distribution.

Unit IV- Measure of Relation:Corelation meaning and uses types of correlation - karlpearson’s correlation coefficient spearman’s rank correlation probable error.

UNIT-V: Analysis of time series and Index Numbers: Time Series analysis: Meaning and Uses - Components of time series –Measurement of trend and seasonal variations-Utility of decomposition of time series- Decentralization of data.

Index Numbers: Meaning Importance –Methods of construction of index numbers: Price Index Numbers,Quantity index Numbers Tests of Adequacy of Index Numbers-base shifting and deflation of Index Numbers -Cost of living Index Numbers Limitatins of Index Numbers. Concepts of price, quantity and cost index numbers. Deflation of index numbers.

 

PAPER-2: MATHEMATICS

 

PART-I

1.            Algebra: Elements of Set Theory; Algebra of Real and Complex numbers including Demovire’s between Coefficients and Roots, symmetric functions of roots; Elements of Group Theory; Sub-Group, Cyclic groups, Permutation, Groups and their elementary properties. Rings, Integral Domains and Fields and their elementary properties.


 

 

2.            Vector Spaces and Matrices: Vector Space, Linear Dependence and Independence. Sub-spaces. Basis and Dimensions, Finite Dimensional Vector Spaces. Linear Transformation of a Finite dimensional vector Space, Matrix Representation. Singular and Nonsingular Transformations. Rank and nullity. Matrices: Addition, Multiplication, Determinants of a Matrix, Properties of Determinants of order in, Inverse of a Matrix, Cramer’s rule.

3.            Geometry and Vectors: Analytic Geometry of straight lines and conics in Cartesian and Polar coordinates; Three Dimensional geometry for planes, straight lines, sphere, cone and cylinder. Addition, Subtraction and Products of Vectors and Simple applications to Geometry.

4.              Calculus: Functions, Sequences, Series, Limits, Continuity, Derivatives. Application of Derivatives: Rates of change, Tangents, Normals, Maxima, Minima, Rolle’s Theorem, Mean value Theorems of Lagrange and Cauchy, Asymptotes, Curvature. Methods of finding indefinite integrals, Definite Integrals, Fundamental Theorem of integrals Calculus. Application of definite integrals to area, Length of a plane curve, Volume and Surfaces of revolution.

5.            Ordinary Differential Equations: Order and Degree of a Differential Equation, First order differential Equations, Singular solution, Geometrical interpretation, Second order equations with constant cooefficients.

6.            Mechanics: Concepts of particles-Lamina; Rigid body;  Displacement; force, Mass; Weight; Motion, Velocity; Speed; Acceleration; Parallelogram of forces; Parallelogram of velocity, acceleration; resultant; equilibrium of coplanar forces; Moments; Couples; Friction; Centre of mass, Gravity; Laws of motion; Motion of a particle in a straight line; simple Harmonic motion; Motion under conservative forces; Motion under gravity; Projectile; Escape velocity; Motion of artificial satellites.

7.            Elements of Computer Programming: Binary system, Octal and Hexadecimal systems.  Conversion to and from Decimal systems.  Codes, Bits, Bytes and Words. Memory of a computer, Arithmetic and Logical operations on numbers. Precision. AND, OR, XOR, NOT and Shit/Rotate operators, Algorithms and Flow charts.

 

PART-II

UNIT-I: Introduction to Statistics:

Meaning , importance and limitations of statistics –collection of data –primary and Secondary data.Methods of Sampling (Random, Non Random ),Defination of Probability –Census- Schedule  and questionnaire-Frequency distribution- Tabulation-Diagrammatic and graphic presentation of data.

UNIT-II: Measures of Central Tendency:

Meaning objectives and characteristics of measures ofcentral tendency –Types of Averages:Arithmetic Mean, Geometric Mean , Harmonic Mean , Median, Mode,Quartiles Deciles, Percentiles-Properties of averages and their applications. UNIT-III: Measures of Dispersion and Skewness:

Dispersion:Meaning and properties Types : Range ,Quartile Deviation, Mean Deviation ,Standard Deviation,Coefficient of Veriation.

Skewness: Meaning –Karl pearsons and Bowly’s measurs of skewness, concept of kurtosis normal distribution.

UnitIV- Measure of Relation:

Corelation meaning and uses types of correlation - karlpearson’s correlation coefficient spearman’s rank correlation probable error.

UNIT-V: Analysis of time series and Index Numbers:

Time Series analysis: Meaning and Uses - Components of time series Measurement of trend and seasonal variations-Utility of decomposition of time series- Decentralization of data.

Index Numbers: Meaning Importance –Methods of construction of index numbers: Price Index Numbers,Quantity index Numbers Tests of Adequacy of Index Numbers-base shifting and deflation of Index Numbers -Cost of living Index Numbers Limitatins of Index Numbers. Concepts of price, quantity and cost index numbers. Deflation of index numbers.


 

 

PAPER-2: COMPUTER SCIENCE

 

PART-I

1. Introduction to Computers: Evolution and generation of Computers Number Systems; Binary, Octal, Hexa decimal numbers systems, converting from one number system to another. Character codes, data representation, fixed and floating, binary arithmetic, Boolean algebra, Boolean functions, logic gates, logic circuits.

2. Basic Computer Organization: Instruction formats, addressing modes, Instruction cycle, ALU, Control unit, Micro programmed control circuit, Memory, RAM, ROM, Cache memory, Secondary memory, Input and output devices, Interrupt and DMA.

3. Computer Programming: ‘C’ language, data types, variables, constants, expressions, statements, control structures, loops, functions, pointers and arrays, file-handling. Object oriented programming with C++: Classes, objects, constructors and destructors, function and operator overloading, inheritance, virtual functions, function overriding, runtime polymorphism, multiple inheritance, streams and files.

4. Data Structures: arrays, storage structure for arrays, stacks and queues operations and their applications, linked lists, dynamic memory allocation, linked stacks and queues, circular queues, abstract data types, Trees, binary trees, tree traversals, AVL trees, graphs, definition, representation of graphs, DFS and BFS.

5. Operating System: Types of Operating Systems, functions of operating systems, Processes, Threads, Inter-process communication, Concurrency, Synchronization, Deadlock, CPU scheduling, scheduling algorithms, Memory management and virtual memory, File systems, I/O systems, Protection and security.

6. Databases: ER-model, Relational model, Reducing E-R Diagrams to Tables, Query languages (SQL), DDL, DML, Normalization, File structures, sequential files, indexing, B and B+ trees, Hashing, Transactions and concurrency control.

PART-II

UNIT-I: Introduction to Statistics:

Meaning , importance and limitations of statistics –collection of data –primary and Secondary data.Methods of Sampling (Random, Non Random ),Defination of Probability –Census- Schedule  and questionnaire-Frequency distribution- Tabulation-Diagrammatic and graphic presentation of data.

UNIT-II: Measures of Central Tendency:

Meaning objectives and characteristics of measures ofcentral tendency –Types of Averages:Arithmetic Mean, Geometric Mean , Harmonic Mean , Median, Mode,Quartiles Deciles, Percentiles-Properties of averages and their applications. UNIT-III: Measures of Dispersion and Skewness:

Dispersion:Meaning and properties Types : Range ,Quartile Deviation, Mean Deviation ,Standard Deviation,Coefficient of Veriation.

Skewness: Meaning –Karl pearsons and Bowly’s measurs of skewness, concept of kurtosis normal distribution.

 

UnitIV- Measure of Relation:

Corelation meaning and uses types of correlation - karlpearson’s correlation coefficient spearman’s rank correlation probable error.

UNIT-V: Analysis of time series and Index Numbers: Time Series analysis: Meaning and Uses - Components of time series –Measurement of trend and seasonal variations-Utility of decomposition of time series- Decentralization of data.

Index Numbers: Meaning Importance –Methods of construction of index numbers: Price Index Numbers,Quantity index Numbers Tests of Adequacy of Index Numbers-base shifting and deflation of Index Numbers -Cost of living Index Numbers Limitatins of Index Numbers. Concepts of price, quantity and cost index numbers. Deflation of index numbers.


 

 

 

 

PAPER-2: COMMERCE

 

PART-I

Unit-I: Business Economics and Financial Services:

Business Economics: Introduction to economics, Nature, Scope and Importance including micro and macro economics - Demand, Supply and Market equilibrium - Market structure and Factors of production - National income, Trade cycles and International trade.

Financial Services: Types of banks - Banking System in India - Function &