Highest number of 57,512 register for exam in Visakhapatnam district
The highest number of candidates in any district, 57,512, have registered themselves for the APPSC Group IV examination for recruitment of junior assistants in AP Ministerial Services and junior accountants in the Treasury Department, to be held here on August 11.
In addition, a total of 8,738 have been issued hall tickets for the examination to select Hostel Welfare Officers Grade II in the Social Welfare Department and sub-service posts in the Tribal Welfare Department on August 12, District Revenue Officer M. Venkateswara Rao said while giving details of the arrangements made for conducting the test at a press conference here on Tuesday.
Assistant Secretary of APPSC Satyavathi was also present.
The test on August 11 would be held at 181 centres in 13 mandals, from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. The second examination would be conducted at 24 centres in the city on August 12.
As many as 10 lakh candidates are appearing for the group IV examination all over the State.
There are 1,486 posts in Group IV and 578 in the Social Welfare Department and 289 in the Tribal Welfare Department.
Mr. Venkateswara Rao informed that arrangements for the examination were being made under the supervision of Collector Lav Agarwal. Sixteen officers of Deputy Collector cadre would function as Additional Coordinating Officers, while 69 Liaisoning Officers, 181 Assistant Liaisoning Officers were being deployed.
For the first time APPSC is providing a facility for the candidates to mention the name of native district during the examination.
Candidates appearing for the examination in another district, can now mention the name of their native district in a box provided on the OMR answer sheet.
He or she had to sign under the box and also get it attested by the invigilator.
The candidates were advised to visit the examination centre allotted to them one day before the examination to avoid confusion and delay in reaching the centre on the examination day.
Since five examination centres in the city have been changed, the Collector provided a Deputy Tehsildar and two Senior Assistants at each old centre to guide the students to the changed centre. Boards with the details would also be erected at the old centres and vehicles would be provided to each old centre to transport the candidates to the changed centre.
A Deputy Collector Govindrajulu is incharge of the arrangements.
Taking into account the past experience, the APPSC advised the candidates not to make corrections on the OMR sheet with whitener, since it would lead to their disqualification.
A training programme would be held on Thursday for the officers concerned to explain to them the process of filling OMR sheet, opting native district, etc.
The officers in turn would explain the same to the invigilators an hour before the commencement of the examination.
Ms. Satyavathi said it was generally noticed that the common errors the candidates would commit were filling the registration number and paper code wrong.
Mr. Venkateswara Rao said that books, manuscripts, electronic gadgets, mobile phones, etc. would be allowed inside the examination hall. Even the invigilators were banned from taking mobile phone inside.
Prohibitory orders would be imposed around the examination centres on the test day and photocopying shops and libraries around the examination centre would be closed.