AP Animal Husbandry Recruitment 2023: Gateway to a Career in Animal Husbandry

The AP Animal Husbandry Recruitment 2023 has opened up opportunities for 1896 Animal Husbandry Assistant (AHA) posts. The online application process is currently active on the official website www.apaha-recruitment.aptonline.in, and interested candidates should apply before the deadline on 11th December 2023. The AHD AHA Exam 2023 is scheduled for 31st December 2023.

Vacancy Details and Overview

The Animal Husbandry Department (AHD) of Andhra Pradesh has announced 1896 vacancies for the position of Animal Husbandry Assistant. The recruitment is conducted by the AP Village Secretariat (Grama Sachivalayam). The application mode is online, and the process started on 20th November 2023. The last date to apply is 11th December 2023. The selection process involves a Computer-based Test, and the salary ranges from Rs. 22,460 to Rs. 72,810/-. The official website for the recruitment is www.apaha-recruitment.aptonline.in.

Important Dates

  • AP Animal Husbandry Notification 2023: 20th November 2023
  • AP Animal Husbandry Apply Online Starts: 20th November 2023
  • AP Animal Husbandry Last Date to Apply: 11th December 2023
  • Last Date for Payment of Application Fee: 10th December 2023 (11:59 pm)
  • AP Animal Husbandry Hall Ticket 2023: 27th December 2023
  • AP Animal Husbandry Exam Date 2023: 31st December 2023

Vacancy Distribution

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The distribution of vacancies across districts is as follows:

  • Anantapur: 473
  • Chittoor: 100
  • Kurnool: 252
  • YSR Kadapa: 210
  • SPSR Nellore: 143
  • Prakashan: 177
  • Guntur: 229
  • Krishna: 120
  • West Godavari: 102
  • East Godavari: 15
  • Visakhapatnam: 28
  • Vizianagaram: 13
  • Srikakulam: 34

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Age Limit: The candidate should be between 18 to 42 years old.
  2. Educational Qualification: Candidates should have a Diploma in Veterinary Science.
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Exam Pattern

The Computer-based Test comprises two parts:

  • Part A: General Studies and Mental Ability (50 questions, 50 marks, 50 minutes)
  • Part B: Subject Related to Animal Husbandry (100 questions, 100 marks, 100 minutes)

The total duration of the exam is 150 minutes, and there is a negative marking of 1/3rd mark for each wrong answer.


The syllabus for the exam is divided into two parts:

  1. Part A: General Studies and Mental Ability
    • General Mental ability and reasoning
    • Quantitative aptitude, including data interpretation
    • General English
    • Current affairs of regional, national, and international importance
    • General Science and its applications to day-to-day life, Contemporary development in science and Technology, and Information Technology
    • History & Culture of India with a specific focus on AP
    • Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, 73/74th Amendments, public policy, reforms, and center–state relations with specific reference to Andhra Pradesh
    • Society, Social justice, rights issues
    • Physical geography of the Indian sub-continent and Andhra Pradesh
    • Key welfare & development schemes of the Government of Andhra Pradesh
  2. Part B: Subject Related to Animal Husbandry
    • Basics in Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology
    • Infectious Diseases of Livestock and Poultry
    • Veterinary Pharmacy
    • Fundamentals of Animal Reproduction and Gynaecology
    • Basics in artificial insemination
    • Basics in Surgery
    • Fundamentals of Veterinary Medicine
    • Introduction of Veterinary Biological and Vaccines
    • Veterinary First Aid and Clinical Management
    • Analytical Laboratory Techniques
    • Laboratory Diagnostic Techniques – Sterilization techniques of laboratory chemicals and glassware. Media preparation, sero diagnosis – antigen, antibody.
    • Laboratory Diagnostic Techniques – II. Collection, preservation & dispatch of various materials for parasitological examination – Skin scrapings, etc.
    • Dairy Management
    • Principles of management of Meat animals
    • Livestock Farm Management
    • Principles of Livestock feeding. Importance of feeding – classification of feeds and fodders – importance of cultivated fodder & legumes, roughages & concentrates – chaffing of fodder- preparation of concentrate mixture – Formulation of rations- fodder conservation (Hay & Silage making) – common crop residues in animal feeding. Important fodder trees. Animal feeding & drought and natural calamities – storage feeds – Thumb rules for Livestock feeding – Urea-treated paddy straw.
    • Basics of Pet & Zoo animals management
    • Avian Hatchery Management. Layout of Hatchery- incubators- setters – Hatchery incubation – management. Hatching eggs – Collection, selection, and storage – fumigation – a requirement of incubation – temperature, humidity, ventilation, turning candling of eggs – sexing, vaccination, grading of chicks, dubbing, and toy clipping.
    • Poultry Management
    • Basics in Meat Production & Handling
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For the Animal Husbandry Assistant position, the pay scale ranges from Rs. 22,460 to Rs. 72,810 per month. Selected candidates will receive a consolidated pay of Rs. 15,000 per month for the initial 2 years, and upon successful completion of the probationary period, they will be entitled to a regular scale of pay.

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