APPSC AE Selection Process 2022: Written Exam Selection Process

By BYJU'S Exam Prep  |   Updated on: December 26th, 2023
Read the detailed APPSC AE selection process 2022 in this post. This post describes about the APPSC Assistant Engineer exam selection criteria for the written exam and document verification process.
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APPSC AE Selection Process 2022 for written exam has been explained in this post. The APPSC AE exam will comprise of a single-stage written exam for all the candidates. The candidates who will obtain the required cut off marks will be called to appear for the document verification process.

You must note that there will not be an interview for the selection. Hence, the merit list shall be decided on the rank wise marks obtained by the candidates. Know more here. 

APPSC AE Selection Process 2022

The APPSC AE  Selection Process 2022 is notified by the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) for the most prestigious exams, APPSC Assistant Engineer (APPSC AE) in the official notification. The APPSC AE exam is one of the most crucial and major exams for which candidates from over the country apply. The APPSC AE selection is primarily done through the following stages: 

  • Stage 1: APPSC AE Written Exam to be held in online mode
  • Stage 2: APPSC AE Document Verification (DV) 

The candidates will have to qualify each stage to be able to be appointed as Assistant Engineer in APPSC. As the competition level for the APPSC AE exam is huge, therefore, it is crucial for all the candidates who will be applying for the APPSC AE 2022 exam to know the complete selection process. Read this post to know the detailed selection process for the APPSC Asst. Engg. exam as per the new guidelines. 

APPSC AE Selection Process for Written Exam: CBT

The APPSC AE written exam is the 1st step towards the selection process for the APPSC AE recruitment. The CBT for APPSC AE is the most crucial part of the selection process as your merit list will be decided through this stage itself. So you would need to prepare yourself in the best possible manner to achieve higher scores. 

If you do not appear for the APPSC AE CBT, then your selection will be cancelled and you will not be given another chance to take the APPSC AE 2022 CBT, i.e. your candidature will be disqualified for the 2022 exam.



Standard of Question Paper

No. of Questions

Duration (Minutes)

Maximum Marks

Paper 1

General Studies & Mental Ability 

Degree Standard

150 Questions

150 Minutes

150 Marks

Paper 2

Civil/ Mechanical (Common)

Diploma Standard

150 Questions

150 Minutes

150 Marks

Paper 3

Environmental Engineering/ Civil (Common, for Post Code 03 Only)

Degree Standard

150 Questions

150 Minutes

150 Marks




300 Marks

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APPSC AE Selection Process

Document Verification for APPSC AE 

The candidates who will obtain the cut off marks in the APPSC AE objective test will be called to appear for the document verification. All the original documents of your educational qualification, proof of age, caste certificate (if any), sports certificate (if any) will be scrutinized by the officials. You will be required to produce the original documents along with a photocopy of the same at the time of the APPSC AE DV process. 

APPSC AE Exam Pattern

APPSC AE Qualifying Marks

APPSC has notified the qualifiying marks or the cut off marks as per the category of the candidates. You must note that merely securing the qualifying marks in the CBT of APPSC Asst. Engg. exam does not guarantee you a selection as the selection will be done on merit basis. 


Qualifying Marks in CBT

Open competition & EWS


Backward Class


SCs, STs & PHs


Final Selection Criteria for APPSC AE Recruitment

The final selection of the candidates for the APPSC AE recruitment will be done on the basis of the marks obtained in the CBT and documents verification. Candidates must obtain more marks than the APPSC AE cut off marks to be in the merit list. 

You may also go through the following important links for the APPSC AE exam 2022. 

Related Links: 

APPSC AE Exam Pattern  APPSC AE Salary 
APPSC AE Syllabus  APPSC AE Eligibility Criteria 
APPSC AE Cut Off   

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