Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission is responsible for taking the APPSC Group exams. These exams are conducted to shortlist the officers for different organizational roles within the state government departments. By getting posted in these jobs, candidates can get ample opportunities to work towards the welfare of society. The APPSC Group 1 main exam is scheduled to be conducted in April each year, but amid coronavirus and continuous lockdowns across the state, the APPSC main exam got postponed to future dates. The new dates related to this exam will be disclosed later.
The prelims exam is a screening test that is conducted offline. This exam is taken across thirteen different districts in the state. Only the ones who qualify this exam will be considered for the mains exam. Candidates will get APPSC Group 1 admit card at least 7-10 days before the exam.
APPSC Group 1 main exam is conducted offline and the score obtained by the students will be considered while preparing the final merit list. This section includes seven essay type questions papers. And out of seven, only Telugu and English papers are qualifying nature and their marks will not be considered while selecting candidates for further round. In the remaining five papers related to General Studies, more focused is laid on understanding candidate’s knowledge and skills about the past and latest events of Andhra Pradesh.
Successful candidates who have qualified the main exam will be asked to come for an Interview. The interview will be taken in Vijayawada. While going for the interview, all the candidate have to take the original documents with them including:
Prelims syllabus can be divided into these categories:
It is important to read at least two newspapers daily. You must read one Telugu newspaper for getting updated about the latest affairs related to Andhra Pradesh while the other paper which you must read is an English Newspaper. Reading English newspaper helps develop a better understanding of the national and international current affairs.
You can refer to Indian Express and The Hindu newspaper for getting familiarity with the global news.
It is one of the most vital steps in the entire preparation process. In case you lack doing good practice, you will not be able to ace the exam with good score. All the candidates need to practice several last year questions and model questions to boost your preparation skills. Many times, direct questions from last year’s question papers are asked in the test, so practising a lot of questions referring to the last year’s sample papers will help a lot. Also, it will help the candidates the style of questions asked in the exam.
It is another important point which all the candidates must keep in their mind, the importance of staying motivated. Motivation is the key factor that helps you to perform wonderfully in the exam, so stay motivated and relaxed.
The majority of the toppers prefer referring to the NCERT books and State board books, these books are their most preferred choice when its about preparing for the civil service exam. The NCERTs all the test takers can refer to the books they studied from class 6- 12th level, which in turn will improve their understanding.
In addition to referring to the NCERT/State board books and notes, all the candidates are advised to the most recommended books for UPSC preparation. Some of the books preferred by many aspirants include:
Ques. Are these exams held each year?
Ans. Yes, APPSC takes these exams to appoint candidates for different services. Some of the kinds of exams include Group 1 Exam and Group 2 Exam.
Ques. What is the educational qualification needs to appear in these exams?
Ans. The candidates who have completed graduation in any discipline from any recognized and well-established university is eligible to apply for APPSC Exam.
Ques. What is the difference between the APPSC Group1 and Group 2 exam?
Ans. The APPSC takes different exams each year to select the candidates for different roles. Both these exams are different from each other and aimed at appointing the best candidates only for different services.
Ques. What subjects do I need to prepare in the APPSC Group 1 Exam?
Ans. In APPSC Group 1 Prelim and Mains, the main subjects which you need to prepare to include History, Polity, Environment, Economics, and Geography.
Ques. Will practising mock tests help?
Ans. Yes, it will help a lot and will help you to judge your performance.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.