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APPSC Group 1

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission Group 1 Exam

Overview

The APPSC Group 1 test is held by the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission to appoint officials for state government agencies. These services offer several chances for applicants to help society as a whole. Furthermore, the well-being of the people acts as the primary source of motivation for these professions. The interview section was removed from all APPSC tests, including the APPSC Group 1 exam, by the Andhra Pradesh government. The government made the decision based on the APPSC's recommendation. According to the government, it will increase openness and trust in the test process.

Highlights:

Particulars  Information 
Exam  APPSC Group 1 Exam
Conducted by Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission
Level of exam State Level
Frequency of exam Once A Year
Mode of exam Offline/online
Stages of the exam Prelims, Mains
Application fees INR 370 (General) / INR 250 (Reserved Category)

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Eligibility

Candidates who want to register for the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission test must fulfill the APPSC groups' age limit and academic qualifications, which are listed below:

Posts Name Name of Service Age Limit
Post of Deputy Collector Andhra Pradesh Civil Service 18-42
Post of Assistant Commissioner AP State Tax Service 18-42
Post of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat -2) AP Police Service 21-28
Post of Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Men) AP Jail Service 18-28
Post of District Fire Officer AP Fire Service 21-26
Post of Asst Treasury Officer/ Asst Accounts Officer AP Treasury and Accounts Service 18-42
Post of Regional Transport Officer AP Transport Service 18-42
Post of Asst Prohibition & Excise Superintendent AP Excise Service 18-26
Post of Mandal Parishad Development Officer AP Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Service 18-42
Post of District Registrar AP Registration Service 18-42
Post of District Employment Officer AP Employment Exchange Service 18-42
Post of Deputy Registrar AP Cooperative Service 18-42
Post of District Tribal Welfare Officer AP Tribal Welfare Service 18-42
Post of District Social Welfare Officer AP Social Welfare Service 18-42
Post of District BC Welfare Officer AP BC Welfare Service 18-42
Post of District Panchayat Officer AP Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Service 18-42
Post of Municipal Commissioner (Grade-II) AP Municipal Administration Services 18-42
Post of Administrative Officer AP Medical and Health (Administration) Service 18-42
Post of Asst Audit Officer AP State Audit Service 18-42

 

Age Relaxation: 5 years for SC/ST/BC/ AP State Govt. Employees, 10 years for PwD, 3 years for Ex-Servicemen/NCC/Retrenched Temp. Employees in State Census Dept. 
Nationality:  The applicant must be a Citizen of India. 
Educational Qualification: A bachelor’s degree from any recognized university is the most important educational qualification necessary for this exam. The following positions need unique educational credentials:

  • District Fire Officers in A.P. Fire Service:  Degree in Engineering (Fire) from any University acknowledged by the UGC or similar qualifications. If there are no candidates available with B.E (Fire) qualifications, then candidates with a Degree in any discipline will be considered.
  • Asst. Accounts Officer/ Asst. Treasury Officer in A.P. Treasury & Accounts Service: Degree in Economics/ Commerce/ Mathematics from University acknowledged by the UGC with at least 2nd Div. in the subject, or A CA of the UK or India or an incorporated Accountant (London).
  • District Social Welfare Officer in A.P. Social Welfare Service: Bachelor’s degree from any University in India incorporated/established by or under a Central Act/ State Act/ provincial Act or an institution acknowledged by the UGC. 

 

Physical Standard: Applicants for District Fire Officer, DySP, and Jail Superintendent must meet specific physical requirements in order to be considered for the position. 

  • Male candidates in the General Category must be at least 167.6 cm tall and 86.3 cm round on the chest when fully expanded.
  • ST Candidates must be 86.8 cm round on the chest when fully expanded and at least 164 cm tall.
  • Female candidates in the General Category must be at least 152.5 cm tall and 86.3 cm round on the chest when fully expanded.
  • Candidates' visual acuity will be tested in two ways: one for distance vision and one for near vision.
  • Candidates who fulfill the basic qualifying requirements can begin their test preparation by adhering to a well-structured preparation approach.

Syllabus

The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission determines the APPSC Group 1 Syllabus. The AP Public Service Commission administers a variety of recruiting examinations, including the Group 1 Services Exam. The most recent APPSC Syllabus is available in the recruitment notice for the specific exam. 

Prelims Syllabus for APPSC Group1: 

General Studies (Degree Level) General Aptitude (Degree Level)
History/ Culture Psychological Abilities/ General Mental
Polity, Social Justice, Constitution, and International Relations Science/ Technology
Economy and Planning – Indian/ Andhra Pradesh Current Events – Regional/ National/ International importance
Geography -

 

Mains Syllabus for APPSC Group1: 

Qualifying: 

English (Level SSC)
English Grammar Precis Writing
Report Writing Letter Writing
Translation Formal Speech
Press Release Reading Comprehension
Visual Information (Writing) Essay
Telugu (Level SSC)
Translation Application Writing
Statement Preparation Precis Writing
Essay Telugu Grammar
Report Writing Letter Writing
Comprehension Verse/Poetic
Dialogue Skills Formal Speech
Debate Writing  

 

Merit Ranking:

Paper 1: General Essay (Degree Level)
3 Essays of approx. 800 words each  
Paper 2: Andhra Pradesh- History, Culture, Geography (Degree Level)
India/ AP - History, Culture India/ AP - Geography
Paper 3: Law, Ethics, Governance, Constitution, Polity (Degree Level)
Law (Cyber, Criminal, Civil, tax laws, Labour) Indian Constitution/ Polity
Public Administration/ Governance  
Paper 4: India/ Andhra Pradesh: Economy, Development (Degree Level)
Indian Economy: Major Challenges, Resource Mobilization Andhra Pradesh: Government Budgeting, Resource mobilization, Agriculture Development, Industrial Policy, Agricultural Development
Indian Infrastructure Industrial Development/ Policy
Inclusive Growth Government Budgeting
Agricultural Development  
Paper 5: Science/ Technology
Development v/s Nature Current Affairs
Space, energy ICT
Environment etc.  

Exam Pattern

The APPSC Group 1 Exam is divided into three parts:

Part I Prelims Objective Type General Aptitude /     General Studies 120 Questions 120 Marks
Part II Mains (7 papers ) Descriptive English / Telugu (Qualifying) Paper I, II, III, IV, V (Merit Ranking) 150 Marks 
Part III Interview -  -  -  75 Marks

Exam Paper

The best method to prepare for this exam is to go through the previous questions. As a result, applicants are encouraged to first prepare the previous year's question paper before taking the mock exam.

Exam Important Date

Application process begins 1st week of January, 2022
Deadline for submission 4th week of January, 2022
Deadline for fee payment 4th week of January, 2022
Admit card download 1 week before the exam
Preliminary exam date 2nd week of March, 2022
Mains exam date 2nd week of June, 2022

Exam Application Process

The APPSC Group 1 test is used to select officers for the provincial civil services. The APPSC Group 1 test is divided into three phases.

Prelims/Screening Exam: The prelims test is a screening exam held in thirteen districts in Andhra Pradesh. It accomplishes its goal by lowering the number of candidates for the APPSC Group 1 main test. The APPSC Group 1 Hall Ticket is distributed seven days before the examination. The prelims test is just for qualifying purposes, and the marks obtained in the APPSC Group 1 Prelims exam will not be included in the final merit list.

Main Examination: The APPSC Group 1 main exam is a standard-style test that is taken offline. The main exam marks are considered for generating the APPSC Group 1 final merit list. In the main test, there are seven traditional essay-style question papers. The Telugu and English tests are purely qualifying in nature, and their scores are not factored toward the exam's overall score. The remaining five articles are General Studies with a concentration on Andhra Pradesh events.

Interview for APPSC Group 1: Following the main test, APPSC Group 1 interviews are held, and applicants are required to report to the commission's office in Vijayawada. The candidate must provide all original papers as mentioned below: Educational Documents, DOB (Age/ Age relaxation proof, if applicable), category certificate, and professional experience proof (if applicable).

The commission's officials will physically check the original certificates and make a duplicate of all certificates for filling purposes. Following the interviews, the APPSC Group 1 final result will be made available. The APPSC will not create a waiting list for the test, and any vacancies that arise after the notice will be passed to the next year's notification.

 

Cut Off: 

The cut-off is the score of the last applicant chosen for the following step. Each stage of the test has a separate cut-off, and the applicant must score equal to or higher than the cut-off marks to pass that level of the exam. The APPSC Group 1 cut-off is determined by the commission for each part of the test.
 

Cut off for Prelims: The APPSC Group 1 prelim exam consists of two objective papers that are administered online throughout the state. Negative marking is one by three. That is, three incorrect answers will deplete the scores earned by three correct responses.
 

Cut off for Mains Exam: The APPSC Group 1 offline exam consists of five essay-type papers. Aside from these five examinations, applicants must pass two language papers—one in Telugu and one in English. As a result, the APPSC Group 1 test cut off will be computed from the seven hundred and fifty marks.
 

Final Cut Off for APPSC Group 1: Following the APPSC Group 1 main test, qualified applicants are invited to the APPSC Group 1 interview. The APPSC Group 1 interview is worth a maximum of 75 points (75). To be selected in the exam, applicants must exceed the commission's calculated and stated cut-off. The cut off is determined by taking into account a number of parameters. The three key elements impacting the test cut-off are as follows.

  • Number of open positions
  • The Question Paper's Difficulty Level
  • The number of applicants who took the exam

The last component has little impact because the number of students taking the exam remains consistent year after year. The number of vacancies has a large impact on the cut off because, when all other factors are held constant, the cut off is inversely related to the number of vacancies.

Exam Center

APPSC Group 1 test centers are located throughout the state. The commission makes every effort to allocate candidates to the test center that is nearest to their place of residence. However, applicants should try to fill out the application as soon as possible in order to get to the exam center of their choosing. The test centers are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Group 1 candidates are given three options for exam centers, and the commission assigns them based on the availability of those centers.

Srikakulam Guntur
Visakhapatnam Ongole
Vizianagaram Nellore
Kakinada Tirupathi
Eluru Kadapa
Vijayawada Anantapur
- Kurnool

 

For the APPSC Group 1 main test, there are just four exam centers. The following are their names:

  • Visakhapatnam
  • Vijayawada
  • Tirupati
  • Ananthapur

 

Group 1 APPSC Exam Centers–Interview: The applicant who passes the APPSC Group 1 main test is called for an interview and document verification. The interviews are held at the APPSC office in Vijayawada. The applicants are required to come to the office and participate in the interview.

FAQ

Q1. Can a State APPSC Officer be promoted to the IAS?
Ans.
State PCS Officers can be promoted to IAS under specific restrictions imposed by UPSC. Every year, 33 percent of all IAS vacancies are filled by promotion.

Q2. What is the APPSC login procedure?
Ans.
Candidates must register on the APPSC website, and all personal conversations are conducted through the login. Candidates can access the official website by providing their registration number and password, which were mailed to them separately.

Q3. Do Group 1 and civils the same thing?
Ans.
Civil Services refers to Indian Administrative Services and various affiliated services, whereas APPSC Group 1 services refer to Andhra Pradesh Provincial Civil Services. Both are distinct. Civil services are classified as central, whereas APPSC Group 1 services are classified as state. The Union Public Service Commission is in charge of civil service recruiting, whereas the APPSC is in charge of Group 1 service recruitment.

Q4. Are the APPSC Group 1 and Group 2 exams the same?
Ans.
The APPSC administers a variety of tests, the most important of which are the APPSC Group 1 and Group 2 exams. Both tests are distinct and recruit people for distinct services.

Q5. What is the educational requirement for the APPSC Group 1 Exam?
Ans
. graduate degree in any field from any university established by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India is necessary for the APPSC Group 1 test.

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