appsc-departmental-exams-2017-instructions-manual

appsc-departmental-exams-2017-instructions-manual

A) INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING COMPUTER BASED TEST(OBJECTIVE TYPE)
1) Candidates shall report at the venue one hour (60 minutes) before the Commencement
of Examination as the candidates have to undergo certain procedural formalities
required for online examination, like biometric registration process.
2) CBT Exam Center gates will be closed before 30 Minutes of the scheduled session time
and no candidate will be allowed once the registration process closes.
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 08.50 AM and 01.50 PM for Fore Noon and
After Noon Sessions respectively.
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 colour 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 over 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 120 Minutes. For PWD Candidates the
Session will continue for an additional 20 Minutes PER HOUR, who is provided with a
scribe. 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, pen and
authorized material (Only for With Books Exams), please leave them outside the exam
room. You cannot leave exam room before submitting the session on the computer
screen. Please inform the invigilator if you want to use the wash room.

B) INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING CONVENTIONAL MODE EXAMINATION (BAR CODE SHEET ATTACHED ANSWER BOOK SYSTEM)

1) The candidates have to report 60 minutes before to the examination venue to record their
Biometric impression on Biometric system.
2) The candidates should go through the instructions given on the cover page of test booklet
and carefully write/verify his/her Register Number, Subject / Subject Code, Booklet Series,
Name of the Examination Centre, , Signature of the Candidate and Invigilator, etc., on the
BAR CODE Sheet attached to Answer Book, which will be provided to him/her in the
examination hall failing which the Answer sheet will be rejected and will not be valued. Use
of whitener on BAR CODE Sheet will lead to disqualification. The candidates have to
USE BALL POINT PEN (BLUE/BLACK) ONLY FOR WRITING THE ANSWERS. .
3) The BAR CODE Sheet is to bubble only by Ball Point Pen (Blue/Black). Bubbling by Pencil /
Ink Pen / Gel Pen is not permitted in this examination.
4) The candidates should satisfy the Invigilator of his identity with reference to the signature
and photographs available on the Nominal Rolls and Hall Ticket.
5) No candidate should leave the examination hall till expiry of fulltime.
C) GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
i) 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 eligibility criteria. The Applicants
have to upload his/her scanned recent colour passport photo and signature to the Application
Form in the Commission Website.
ii) The candidates are not allowed to bring any Electronic devices such as mobile / cell
phones, Calculators, tablets, i-Pad, Bluetooth, pagers, electronic watches to
examination centre. 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.
iii) The candidates are expected to behave in orderly and disciplined manner while writing the
examination. If any candidate takes away Answer Sheet of OMR based examination, the
candidature will be rejected and in case of impersonation/ disorder/ rowdy behaviour during
Examination, necessary F.I.R. for this incident will be lodged with concerned Police Station,
apart from disqualifying his / her candidature.
iv) Candidates trying to use unfair means shall be disqualified. No correspondence whatsoever
in this regard will be entertained from the candidates.
v) 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..
VI) (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 loco motor
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) Scribe will be provided to those candidates who do not have both the upper limbs.
However, no extra time will be granted to them.
(e) The scribe should be from an academic discipline other than that of the candidate and
the academic qualification of the scribe should be one grade lower than the stipulated
eligibility criteria.
(f) The candidate as well as the scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking confirming
the rules applicable
vii) The candidates should verify the name, designation, address and his photograph on the Hall
Ticket. In case of any corrections, he/she may do so in the Nominal Roll, for updating the
data in the Commission’s records.
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viii) In case the Hall-Ticket is without photo or 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.
ix) The candidate will not be admitted to the examination Hall without procedural formatives.
x) The candidate’s admission to the Examination is provisional, subject to the eligibility,
confirmation/satisfaction of conditions laid down in the Notification No. 06/2017.
xi) Future correspondence, if any, shall be made by enclosing the Hall Ticket. He/she may
obtain Chief Superintendent’s attestation on Hall Ticket for attendance certification.
xii) The Conventional Type Tests, such as, Language Tests, Translation Tests and Suveyor’s
Tests, papers should be answered in chosen language only. Answering of any paper in
bilingual, i.e., partly in English and Telugu/Urdu leads to invalidation.
xiii) The candidates should put his/ her signature and get the signature of the invigilator at the
appropriate places in the Nominal Roll and Bar Code sheet affixed on answer script.
xiv) Instructions to be followed scrupulously in the Examination Hall
MUST Dos
*CANDIDATE SHOULD WRITE THE REGISTER
NUMBER AND PAPER CODE AND BUBBLE
THE CIRCLES ON THE BAR CODE SHEET
WITH BLUE/BLACK BALL PEN ONLY, FOR
CONVENTIONAL TYPE PAPERS.
*THE BARE ACTS ARE ALONE PERMITTED
TO REFER IN THE EXAMINATION HALL, FOR
WITH BOOK PAPERS.
*CANDIDATES APPEARING FOR SURVEY
TESTS SHALL BRING THEIR OWN
INSTRUMENT BOX.
*CANDIDATE SHOULD MAINTAIN STRICT
DISCIPLINE IN THE EXAMINATION HALL.

MUST DONTs

*WRITING WITH SKETCH PENS, COLOUR
PENS, MARKING ANY SYMBOLS AT ANY
OTHER PLACES, USE OF WHITENER,
FAILURE TO BUBBLE/WRONG BUBBLING
LEADS TO INVALIDATION OF SCRIPT.
*USE OF GUIDES, COMMENTARIES,
SHORT NOTES, MADE EASY, HAND
WRITTEN OR PHOTOSTAT PAPERS,
DAIRIES, TRAINING INSTITUTE MATERIAL
AND HAND BOOKS ARE STRICTLY NOT
ALLOWED.
*POSSESSION AND USAGE OF MOBILE PHONE, ELECTRONIC GADGETS AND
PROGRAMMABLE/SCIENTIFIC CALCULATORS IN THE EXAMINATION
HALL IS UNLAWFUL AND LIABLE FOR DEBARMENT.
*THE CANDIDATE IS PROHIBITED FROM COMMUNICATING, CONSULTING OR
CONVERSING WITH OTHER CANDIDATES,
CAUSING DISTURBANCE AND ADOPTING AGITATION TACTICS IN THE EXAMINATIONHALL.

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