The Public Service Commission of Andhra Pradesh takes the APPSC Group 1 exam to appoint the best officers for different roles within the state government departments. There are numerous posts for the candidates to work towards the welfare of society. The AP Public Service Commission exam for this academic year got postponed due to the epidemic and continuous lockdown across the country. The new dates for the exam are not yet out.
|Exam Name||APPSC Group 1 Exam|
|Conducting Body||Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission|
|Level of the exam||State Level (Andhra Pradesh)|
|Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|Mode||Offline (Screening Exam) Computer-based online( Main Exam)|
|Application Fee||INR 370 (The reserved category candidates have to pay INR 250)|
|Language||English and Telugu|
|Purpose of the exam||To give executive and non-executive posts to the shortlisted candidates|
|Test centres||In Andhra Pradesh only|
|Release of the Notification||October 2020 (expected)|
|Availability of application form||October 2020 (expected)|
|Last date for application submission||November 2020 (expected)|
|APPSC prelims exam||Jan 2021|
|APPSC result announcement||March 2021|
|APPSC Group 1 main exam||June 2021|
|APPSC main exam result||September 2021|
|APPSC Interview round||October 2021|
|APPSC Group 1 Result 2020||November 2021|
The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission is responsible for designing the course curriculum. Candidates preparing for APPSC exams can refer to the beneath detailed exam syllabus to start preparing accordingly.
The APPSC Group 1 Exam is taken in three-level including:
|Prelims exam (MCQs)||Two Papers:
General Studies will have 120 questions and time limit is 2 hours
General Aptitude will also have 120 questions that must be completed within 2 hours
|Stage 2: Mains (Descriptive Type)||This section will have seven Papers of 150 marks each, candidates have to complete it in 3 hours
Telugu – Qualifying
English – Qualifying
Paper I – Merit Ranking
Paper II – Merit Ranking
Paper III – Merit Ranking
Paper IV – Merit Ranking
Paper V – Merit Ranking
The APPSC Group 1 Prelims exam will have two objective type papers. The detailed syllabus for the same is presented below:
The General Studies paper is further divided into four parts.
|History and Culture||30 marks|
|Constitution polity, Social Justice and International relations||30 marks|
|Indian and AP Economy and Planning||30 marks|
All the test takers have to get basis and detailed understanding of the Indian Constitution and its main roles.
In the Economy section, issues related to India and specific state-related problems will be asked.
This section includes all the topics which are linked to the economic activities in the country and in the state as well. A few of the topics include:
In this section, candidates have to improve their skills on the topics related to:
The General Aptitude paper has a huge course and in addition to preparing for maths and administrative abilities, candidates must be well-versed with the latest Science and Technological developments in the state.
|General Aptitude Section||Marks|
|General Mental Ability, Psychological Abilities, and Administrative||60|
|Science and Technologies||30|
|Important events related to Regional, National and International importance||30|
Topics in which candidates need to well-versed in include:
The Mains exam includes two qualifying papers and five merit ranking papers.
|English (SSC Standard)||Essay writing, how to write Press Release, presenting Visual Information, Reading Comprehension, Grammar, etc.|
|Telugu (SSC Standard)||Essay, Elaborating it with Verse/Poetic, Comprehension, Speech in a formal way, Statement Preparation, Letter Writing, Application Writing, etc.|
|Paper 1 – General Essay (Degree Standard)||Three Essays of about 800 words each|
|Paper 2 – Indian History, Indian Culture, its Geography||History and Culture of India, History and Culture of Andhra Pradesh, etc.|
|Paper 3 – Indian Politics, Constitution, Governance, Law and Ethics (Degree Standard)||Indian Polity and Constitution, Ethics in Public Service and Knowledge of Law, etc.|
|Paper 4 – Indian Economy, its Development, Andhra Pradesh economy||Major Challenges faced in Indian Economy, Resource Mobilization in Indian Economy, Government Budgeting, Inclusive Growth, etc.|
|Paper 5 – Science and Technology||ICT, Current Affairs, Environment, Development v/s Nature, etc.|
Ques. What are the minimum criteria required to appear in this Exam?
Ans. All the graduates who have successfully completed their studies in any discipline from a recognized college or university can appear in this exam.
Ques. Do I need to join a learning centre to prepare for the APPSC Group1 Exam?
Ans. Since the APPSC Group 1 exam is not that difficult, so candidates who are serious and dedicated towards their studies can prepare for this exam without any coaching as well. Whether you should join a coaching institute or not is a very subjective decision and considering all the factors, the test takers must take a better decision.
Ques. Is there any difference between the APPSC Group1 and Group 2 exams?
Ans. Since APPSC takes different exams and the most preferred exams out of many include APPSC Group 1 and Group 2 exam. These exams are different and the shortlisted candidates get a chance to work at different posts.
Ques. What are the requirements to join APPSC?
Ans. All the aspirants eyeing to be a part of the APPSC must keep on checking the notifications related to the APPSC exam. In case you meet the eligibility criteria you can fill the application form and start preparing for the APPSC exams.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.