APPSC Departmental Test Syllabus 2021 PDF Download Exam Pattern

APPSC Departmental Test Syllabus: APPSC Departmental Test for various posts is conducted for employees of AP State government so that they can get recruited in the respective department in some other posts. This recruitment process is only meant for the recruitment of employees within the departments. As selection is made on the basis of test, applicants must be aware of APPSC Departmental Test Syllabus of the concerned post.

APPSC Departmental Test is conducted twice a year. The first session of test is conducted in the month of May and the other is in the month of November. For 2020 November session exams has been delayed. APPSC has released the notification for November 2020 session and candidates must be preparing for the same. The syllabus for each post is provided by the commission on its portal.

APPSC Departmental Test Syllabus

Those who have submitted applications for the upcoming tests, can get complete information about the syllabus of respective post from this article. The date of exam is yet to be released by the commission but we advise candidates to continue their preparation for exam. They have to practice as per the syllabus and instructions issued by the Commission for test.

APPSC Department test aspirants can get all the information about APPSC Departmental Test syllabus 2021 here in this post. For complete information on Test syllabus for each post, they need to go through this article once as here they will get details such as exam dates, post-wise syllabus, process to access syllabus, scheme, syllabus pdf, link etc.

APPSC Departmental Test Syllabus

APPSC Departmental Test: An Overview

Test NameAPPSC Department Test
Article CategorySyllabus
Conducting AuthorityAP Public Service Commission (APPSC)
StateAndhra Pradesh
Recruitment TypeDepartmental Recruitment
Frequency of TestTwice a year in two sessions- May & Nov Session
Current SessionNovember 2020
Notification No.04/2021
PostVarious posts
Selection processDepartmental Test
Status of availability of exam syllabusAvailable
Date of ExamTo be announced
Official portal

APPSC Departmental Test Schedule  

Check complete schedule for APPSC Departmental Test given as under-

EventsImportant Dates
Publication of Official Notification26th March 2021
Commencement of Submission of online application form26th March 2021
Last Date for submission of Online Application15th April 2021
Date of issue of admit card   To be announced soon
Date of Departmental Test          To be announced

APPSC Departmental Test Scheme

Check the examination pattern and examination schedule of the upcoming APPSC Dept. Test given below-

  • APPSC Department Test will be conducted in two mode viz- Objective Type and Conventional mode (Descriptive Type).
  • All the objective type tests are conducted in online mode through CBT.
  • Conventional papers will be OMR based.
  • Exam will be conducted in two shifts- Forenoon and Afternoon
  • Duration of exam will vary for Objective and Conventional exams.


Mode of Exam

Exam Duration

Exam Timing  



Objective Type Papers

2 Hours

10:00 am to 12 o clock

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Conventional Type Papers

3 Hours (except for PC.No.05)

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

(3:00 pm to 5:00 for PC 05)

How to Access APPSC Departmental Test Syllabus?  

APPSC provide syllabus for Departmental exams through its portal. Candidates to download the same from there. Those who are still wondering how they can check syllabus can read the simple instructions given below to download their syllabus pdf-

  • Open the official portal of APPSC. Direct link given below.
  • Now, on the homepage, click on “Department Test” link given on the left side.
  • Click on the syllabus link for respective post.
  • Syllabus pdf will open.
  • Check the syllabus and download the pdf for references.
  • Candidates can also print the syllabus pdf.

Revised AP PSC Departmental Test Syllabus

APPSC has revised syllabus for some of the papers. Check the revised syllabus here in this section-

For Commercial Taxes Subordinate Services

  • Paper– 1 (P.C.No.92)

Paper I syllabus will include following Acts and the Rules and Notifications issued under them-

APPSC Departmental Test Syllabus-revised
  • Paper -2 (PC 102) Syllabus



Chapters/ Sections

The Code of Civil Procedure (1908)

Order V – Issue & service of summons.

Order XIII – Production, impounding and return of documents. 

Order XVI – Summoning & attendance of witnesses.

Order XVIII – Hearings of the suit & examination of witnesses.

The Indian Penal Code (1960)

Chapter X – Contempt of the Lawful authority of Public Servants

Chapter XI – False evidence & offences against public justice

The code of criminal procedure (1973)

Sections 99, 100, 251, 252, 254, 256 (i) &  257

The Indian Evidence Act (1872)

Chapter I – Preliminary

Chapter III – Facts which need not be proved

Chapter XII – Burden of proof (Sections 101 to 104, 106, 109, 110 & 114)

The Indian Sale of Good Act (1930)

Chapter I – (Section 2)

Chapter II – (Sections 4 to 6)

Chapter III – (Sections 18 to 26 & 30)

Chapter IV – (Sections 33 & 39)

Chapter V – (Sections 45 to 49)

The Indian Contract Act (1972)

Chapter I – (Sections 3, 5 &  8)

Chapter II – (Sections 10, 11, 13, to 18, 22 to 25 & 27)

Chapter IV – (Sections 37 to 40, 46 , 47)

Chapter X – (Sections 211, 213, 182 to 188, & 214)

The Andhra Pradesh Revenue Recovery Act (1864)


FOR Juvenile Welfare, Correctional Services and Welfare of Street Children

PaperPaper Code (PC)Syllabus
1156Indian Penal code (IPC),1860 (With Books)
2157Code of criminal Procedure,1973 (With Books)
3158The Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 and rules formed under it (With Books)
4159Probation of Offenders Act (POA),1958 and A.P Probation of Offenders Rules, 1963 (With Books)
5160Protection of Child from Sexual Offences Act (PCSOA), 2012 (With Books)

Important Links

APPSC Official portalClick Here
APPSC Departmental Test List of Books  Click Here
APPSC Departmental Test SyllabusClick Here
AP PSC Departmental Test (Nov 2020) notification pdfClick Here
APPSC Departmental Revised Syllabus PDF (Paper code 92 & 102)Click Here
APPSC Departmental Revised Syllabus PDF (Juvenile Welfare)Click Here
APPSC Departmental Test Hall TicketClick Here

Contact Details

For any help regarding APPSC exams, one can contact at the given details-
Helpline No.- 0866- 2527820/ 2527821


What is the date of APPSC Departmental Test for November 2020 session?

The date of departmental test for APPSC will be released soon.

Is APPSC Departmental Test available?

Yes, APPSC has released the revised syllabus for various posts.

For which paper codes, APPSC has revised its syllabus for Departmental Test?

The syllabus of Commercial Taxes Subordinate Services (Paper code 92 and 102) and Juvenile Welfare, Correctional Services & Welfare of Street Children has been revised.

How to get APPSC department exam syllabus?

Syllabus can be availed from the official portal of APPSC or from the links shared on this portal.

What is the mode of exam?

Test will be conducted in both online (objective type) as well offline (conventional) mode.

Which books can be refer for preparing for departmental exam?

You can refer the books which has been allowed by the commission. The list of all the books is shared in this article.

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