The A.P. Public Service Commission came into existence on 1 st
November, 1956 with the formation of the State of Andhra Pradesh .
Before this, there was Andhra Public Service Commission in the
Andhra State and Hyderabad Public Service Commission in the
Hyderabad State . Andhra Service Commission came into existence only
in 1953 after the bifurcation of composite Madras State into Andhra
and Madras States .
On the eve of formation of Andhra Pradesh Public Service
Commission, Andhra Public Service Commission was functioning with a
Chairman and two Members and Hyderabad Public Service Commission was
functioning with one Member. Hence, A.P. Public Service Commission
was constituted with a Chairman and 3 Members. With increasing work
load, Government enhanced the strength of the Commission to Chairman
and 5 Members in the year 1981 and later to Chairman and 7 Members
in the year 1983. Government again reviewed the strength in 1994 and
enhanced it to Chairman and 9 Members. This is the present strength