APPSC Group 1 Exam

APPSC Group 1 Exam

APPSC Group 1 Exam
Saru Niraula

The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission(APPSC) was formed under Article 315 of the Indian Constitution to select civil workers for the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh based on applicants' merits and reservation norms.

The APPSC headquarters are Vijayawada A.P. It contributes to the Andhra Pradesh government's smooth and effective operation by supplying suitable applicants for various government offices and advising them on numerous service concerns such as the drafting of recruiting regulations, guidance on promotions, transfers, disciplinary measures, and so on.

It is one of the most competitive exams in Andhra Pradesh, held by the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) to select civil officials for the state administration. The APPSC Group 1 test is comparable to the UPSC civil service examination.

Young brains who pass the test would be eligible for potential career opportunities in several administrative departments of the Andhra Pradesh government.

The APPSC state services exam, unlike other State Public Service Commission, is divided into two stages:

  • Prelims
  • Mains

Candidates must pass each level to advance to the next. For example, if they must give the prelims to go further to mains.


110 vacant spot has been announced by Andhra Pradesh public service commission for Group 1 service to be recruited through the APPSC group 1 exam 2022.

The position where vacancy is available:

  • Deputy Collector
  • Assistant Commissioner
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police (Civil)
  • Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Men)
  • District Fire Officer
  • Assistant Treasury Officer
  • Regional Transport Officer
  • Assistant Prohibition and Excise Superintendent
  • Mandal Parishad Development Officer
  • District Registrar
  • District Employment Officer
  • Deputy Registrar
  • District Tribal Welfare Officer
  • District Social Welfare Officer
  • District BC Welfare Officer
  • District Panchayat Officer
  • Municipal Commissioner
  • Administrative Officer
  • Assistant Audit Officer

Eligibility Criteria

The following qualifications are required to apply for the APPSC Group 1 test.

  • He or she is in good health, has active habits, and is devoid of any bodily defect or disability that would make him or her unsuited for such employment.
  • His or her character and antecedents qualify him or her for such service:
  • He/she meets the academic and other requirements for the position.
  • He or she is an Indian national.

Educational Qualifications

The minimum educational qualification for the APPSC Group 1 test is he or she must have a degree from an Indian university formed or incorporated by or under a Central Act, a State Act, or any other similar qualification.

Application process

Candidates need to follow this process to fill out a form for the APPSC Group 1 Examination:

  1. Candidates registering for the first time for any notice must carefully complete the OTPR application to get an OTPR ID.
  2. The Applicant can access the Commission's website using the User Name (OTPR ID), and Password provided by the Candidate. After logging in, the Applicant must click on the "Online Application Submission" link in the bottom right corner of the Commission's webpage.
  3. After double-checking all of the data and confirming that it is valid, the Applicant must fill in application-specific data such as Local/Non-Local status, White card details, and so on, which are also needed to determine the Fee. Once all of the valuable information has been correctly entered. The Applicant must submit the payment.
  4. The payment reference I.D. is produced after the payment is successful.
  5. If the payment procedure is not completed, the Applicant should begin the new payment process described in step 2.
  6. Correction in the application form will be available once the application has been correctly submitted. Corrections can be made directly on the application form.

Payment Process

The Fee mentioned is to be paid using an online Payment Gateway like Net Banking/ Credit card / Debit Card.

The Applicant must click on the payment link against the Notification Number he wants to apply. The Basic details required for calculating the Fee and Age relaxation will be prepopulated from the OTPR data.

Application Fee

The following is the application cost for APPSC Group 1 Exam.


Application processing fee

Exam fee


Rs. 250

Rs. 120

SC, S.T., BC, P.H., and Ex-Services Men

Rs. 250


Families having household supply white cards (Residents of Andhra Pradesh)

Rs. 250


Un-employed youth as per G.O.Ms.No.439. G.A. (Ser.A) Dept.



APPSC Group 1 Exam patterns

Here is the exam pattern per the APPSC  latest report:

Stage 1: Prelims

Paper 1 (General Studies)

Number of questions: 120 questions

Nature of questions: Objective type (MCQ)

Duration: 120 minutes

Maximum Marks: 120 marks

Negative marking: 1/3rd of the marks of questions

Paper 2 (General Aptitude)

Number of questions: 120 questions

Nature of questions: Objective type (MCQ)

Duration: 120 minutes

Maximum marks: 120 marks

Negative marking: 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question

Stage 2: Mains

Number of papers: seven(2 qualifying papers + 5 papers counted for merit ranking)

Duration of Exam: 180 min/paper

Nature of Questions: Subjective

Maximum marks: 150 Marks/paper

Qualifying papers: one in Telegu and one in English

Minimum qualifying marks: 40%(OC),35%(BC),30%(SC/ST/PH)


Given below is the detailed syllabus of the APPSC Group 1 exam:

Stage 1: Prelims

Paper 1 (General Studies)

  • 30 points for history and culture
  • Constitution, Social Justice, and International Relations – 30 marks
  • 30 points for Indian Economy and Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning
  • Geography - 30 points

Paper 2 (General Aptitude)

  • 60 points for general mental ability, administrative and psychological abilities
  • 30 points for science and technology
  • 30 points for Current Regional, National, and International Events

Stage 2: Mains

First paper: 

Essay on current topics and concerns of regional, national, and worldwide relevance.

Second paper: 

India and Andhra Pradesh's History, Culture, and Geography

Third paper: 

Constitution, Politics, Governance, Law, and Ethics 

Fourth paper: 

India's Economy and Development in Andhra Pradesh

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