Details on APPSC Child Development Project Officer Recruitment


Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission has invited applications for the position of Child Development Project Officer. Selection process is done for recruiting candidates to Women Development and Child Welfare Service. Graduates in subjects of Home Science/ Social Work/ Sociology are eligible to apply. Selection process is done through written test followed by interview.

Eligibility Criteria for APPSC Child Development Project Officer

Bachelor’s degree from any of the recognized Indian Universities is the basic qualification required. Graduation must be obtained in any of the subjects of Home Science, Social Work or Sociology. Age of the candidate must be between 18 and 28 years.

Selection Procedure for APPSC Child Development Project Officer

Recruitment process is conducted through written test and interview. Written exam is conducted as a single paper test comprising of two different sections. First section includes questions on general studies and mental ability. Second section is based on the topics of Home Science/ Social Work/ Sociology. There will be 150 questions in each of these sections to make a total of 300 questions. Total marks for the written test is 450. First section carries 150 marks and second section carries 300 marks. 50 marks are allotted for interview.

Syllabus for APPSC Child Development Project Officer Written Test

Section I -General Studies and Mental Ability

General Science

  • Current events of national and international importance
  • Developments in Science and Technology
  • History of India
  • Indian polity and Economy
  • Mental ability
  • World Geography and Geography of India (with special reference on AP)

Disaster Management

  • Disaster management concepts
  • Manmade disasters
  • Mitigation strategies
  • Natural Disasters – causes and effects

Section II

Home Science

  • Agriculture productivity trends
  • Child Development
  • Food poisoning, food allergy
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Population education
  • Principles of meal planning
  • Problems in improving nutritional status of Community
  • Problems of Indian Villages

Social Work

  • Concept of Social Work
  • A Historical review of Social work in India and abroad
  • Family and Child Welfare
  • Family Welfare Planning
  • Fields of Social Work
  • Methods of Social Work
  • State Women’s Welfare Department
  • Child Welfare


  • Nature and scope of sociology
  • Basic Social Institution
  • Poverty and unemployment
  • Social control and changing social situation
  • Social interaction and social processes
  • Socialization
  • The concept of family
  • The Social System

Applications for attending the selection process can be forwarded online through the web portal of APPSC. Before submitting applications through online, candidates should pay the application processing fee and examination fee. Application processing fee and examination fee amounts to Rs. 100/- and Rs. 120/- respectively.



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