APPSC Group 1 Exam Date 2022: APPSC Group 1 is one of the prestigious competitive exams of Andhra Pradesh that is conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) to recruit civil servants in the state administration of Andhra Pradesh. The APPSC Group 1 is somewhat similar to the UPSC Civil Service exam. The Group 1 posts provide ample opportunities for the candidates to serve society at large and to work for the welfare of the people. For some aspirants, it is the main source of motivation to join APPSC Group 1 services. The exam is conducted in three stages, i.e., prelims, mains and interviews. The APPSC Group 1 Prelims Exam is to be held on 18th December 2022 for which hall ticket to be released by 1st week of December 2022. 

APPSC Group 1 Exam 2022- Highlights

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission has made an announcement for 92 Group 1 Vacancies to be filled through APPSC Group 1 Recruitment 2022. Check the important points of APPSC Group 1 Exam 2022 in the table. 

APPSC Group 1 Notification 2022- Overview
Conducting BodyAndhra Pradesh Public Service Commission
Exam NameAPPSC Group 1 Exam 2022
Exam LevelState Level (Andhra Pradesh)
Vacancy92
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
CategoryGovt Jobs
APPSC Group 1 Prelims Exam Date18th December 2022
Exam StagesThree ( Prelims, Mains and Interview )
LanguageEnglish and Telugu
Exam PurposeTo recruit the candidates for the executive and non-executive posts
Test CitiesTest centres across the Andhra Pradesh
Official Websitehttps://psc.ap.gov.in

APPSC Group 1 Recruitment 2022 Exam Date

The exam dates of APPSC Group 1 Exam 2022 have been announced with APPSC Group 1 Notification 2022. The dates of the APPSC Group 1 exam as announced by the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission have been updated here. 

APPSC Group 1 Notification 2022 
APPSC Group 1 EventsImportant Dates
APPSC Group 1 202201st October 2022
APPSC Group 1 application13th October 2022
APPSC Group 1 application closes02nd November 2022
Last Date for Payment of Fees01st November 2022 (11:59 pm)
APPSC Group 1 Hall Ticket 20221st week of December 2022
APPSC Group 1 prelims exam18th December 2022
APPSC Group 1 prelims resultTo be notified
APPSC Group 1 main examMarch 2023
APPSC Group 1 main exam resultTo be notified
APPSC Group 1 InterviewTo be notified
APPSC Group 1 Result 2022To be notified

APPSC Group 1 Admit Card 2022

APPSC Group 1 Hall Ticket/Admit Card 2022 will be released by the 1st week of December 2022 and the online exam is to be held on 18th December 2022. The candidates who applied for APPSC Group 1 vacancies can click on the below link to check the complete details for the APPSC Group 1 Hall Ticket. 

APPSC Group 1 Hall Ticket 2022- Click to Check Details

APPSC Group 1 Notification 2022

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission has announced 92 vacant posts for Group 1 services to be recruited through the APPSC Group 1 Exam 2022. The detailed APPSC Group 1 Notification along with eligibility, vacancy, selection process, salary, pattern & syllabus has been uploaded on the official website. The link to check APPSC Group 1 Notification 2022 is given below.  Click on the below link to download APPSC Group 1 Notification PDF. 

APPSC Group 1 2022 Notification PDF- Click to Download

APPSC Group 1 Vacancy 2022

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission will conduct the APPSC Group 1 Exam 2022 for filling 92 Group 1 vacancies out of which 90 are fresh vacancies and 2 are carried forward vacancies. Check the post-wise APPSC Group 1 Vacancy 2022 from the below table. 

APPSC Group 1 Vacancy 2022
SNoPost NameTotal
1Deputy Collectors in A.P. Civil Service (Executive Branch)10
2Assistant Commissioner of State Tax in A.P. State Tax Service12
Deputy Supdt. of Police (Civil) Cat-2 in A.P. Police Service13
4Deputy Supdt. of Jails (MEN) in A.P. Jail Service02
5Divisional /District Fire Officers in State Disaster Response & Fire Services02
6Asst. Treasury Officer/Asst. Accounts Officer in A.P. Treasury & Accounts Service08
7Regional Transport Officers in A.P. Transport Service02
8Mandal Parishad Development Officer in A.P. Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Service07
9District Registrars in A.P. Registration and Stamps Service03
10District Tribal Welfare Officer in A.P. Tribal Welfare Service01
11District B.C. Welfare Officer in A.P. B.C. Welfare Service02
12Municipal Commissioner Grade-II in A.P. Municipal Administration Services06
13Administrative Officer / Lay Secretary & Treasurer Grade.II in A.P. Medical and Health (Administration) Service18
14Assistant Audit Officer in A.P. State Audit Service04
Carried Forward Vacancies 
15Deputy Registrar in A.P. Cooperative Service01
16Assistant Audit Officer in A.P. State Audit Service01
Total Vacancy92

APPSC Group 1 Online Application Link

The Online Application Link was active on 13th October 2022 as mentioned in the APPSC Group 1 notification 2022. The candidates who wish to join the APPSC group 1 service first have to submit their APPSC Group 1 Application Form to register themself for the APPSC Group 1 Exam 2022. The last date to submit an online application form was 02nd November 2022 and the last date to submit the application fee was 01st November 2022 (11:59 pm).

APPSC Group 1 Online Application (Link Inactive)

APPSC Group 1 Application Fee

Based on the previous year's notification here we have presented the fee structure of the APPSC Group 1 Application Form. If there is any change to this year's fee structure, we will update the same here.

CategoryApplication Processing FeeExam Fee
UnreservedRs.250Rs. 120
SC, ST, BC, PH & Ex-Service MenR.250Exempted
Families having Household Supply White Card issued by 
Civil Supplies Department, A.P. Government. (Residents of Andhra Pradesh)
Rs.250Exempted
Un-employed youth as per G.O.Ms.No.439, G.A (Ser- A) Dept.Rs.250Exempted

Steps to Apply Online for APPSC Group 1 Recruitment 2022

For applying to any APPSC exam, candidates have to follow the steps given below:

➤ Go to the official website, or click on the link given below.

➤ Complete One-Time-Profile-Registration (OTPR) process.

➤ On the page that opens up, click on New Registration for Direct Recruitment.

➤ The candidates will have to enter the following information: Aadhaar Details, Basic Details, Address Details,  Educational Qualifications, Photo and Signature Upload, etc.

➤ Review the entered information carefully and click on Submit.

➤ The Reference Id will be generated and displayed on a screen.

➤ Go to Login page and enter your credentials

➤ Fill the details asked in the form and verify them

➤ Submit the application and complete the payment process.

➤ After payment is successful, the payment reference id will be generated

➤ Submit the form and save/print the application receipt.

➤ Use the application receipt for any future reference/correspondence.

APPSC Group 1 Salary

The posts along with the salary are given in the table for APPSC Notification for Group 1 Exam 2022:

APPSC Group I Vacancy 2022
SNoPost NameSalary
1Deputy Collectors in A.P. Civil Service (Executive Branch)Rs. 61,960- 1,51,370/-
2Assistant Commissioner of State Tax in A.P. State Tax ServiceRs. 61,960- 1,51,370/-
Deputy Supdt. of Police (Civil) Cat-2 in A.P. Police ServiceRs. 61,960- 1,51,370/-
4Deputy Supdt. of Jails (MEN) in A.P. Jail ServiceRs. 57,100- 1,47,760/-
5Divisional /District Fire Officers in State Disaster Response & Fire ServicesRs. 57,100- 1,47,760/-
6Asst. Treasury Officer/Asst. Accounts Officer in A.P. Treasury & Accounts ServiceRs. 54,060- 1,40,540/-
7Regional Transport Officers in A.P. Transport ServiceRs. 57,100- 1,47,760/-
8Mandal Parishad Development Officer in A.P. Panchayat Raj and Rural Development ServiceRs. 54,060- 1,40,540/-
9District Registrars in A.P. Registration and Stamps ServiceRs. 57,100- 1,47,760/-
10District Tribal Welfare Officer in A.P. Tribal Welfare ServiceRs. 57,100- 1,47,760/-
11District B.C. Welfare Officer in A.P. B.C. Welfare ServiceRs. 57,100- 1,47,760/-
12Municipal Commissioner Grade-II in A.P. Municipal Administration ServicesRs. 54,060- 1,40,540/-
13Administrative Officer / Lay Secretary & Treasurer Grade.II in A.P. Medical and Health (Administration) ServiceRs. 54,060- 1,40,540/-
14Assistant Audit Officer in A.P. State Audit ServiceRs. 54,060- 1,40,540/-
15Deputy Registrar in A.P. Cooperative ServiceRs. 57,100 -1,47,760/-
16Assistant Audit Officer in A.P. State Audit ServiceRs. 54,060 -1,40,540/-

APPSC Group 1 Eligibility Criteria 2022

Candidates can check the APPSC Group 1 eligibility criteria in the subsequent subheading. The basic requirement is the candidates must be the citizen of India and the other criteria are given below.

APPSC Group 1 Educational Qualification

The candidates must be a graduate of the any recognized university in India. There are some posts that require additional qualifications. Check the special educational qualifications as mentioned below.

Post NameEducational Qualification
District Fire Officers in A.P. Fire Service.Degree in Engineering (Fire) of any University recognised by the University Grants Commission or any other equivalent qualifications. Provided that if no candidates with B.E (Fire) qualifications are available, candidates with the Degree in any discipline will be considered.
Asst. Treasury Officer/Asst. Accounts Officer in A.P. Treasury & Accounts ServiceA degree in Commerce or Economics or Mathematics of a University Recognised by the UGC with at least a 2nd class in the subject, or A Chartered Accountants of the United Kingdom or India or an incorporated Accountant (London).
District Social Welfare Officer in A.P. Social Welfare ServiceMust possess a bachelor’s Degree of any University in India established or incorporated by or under a Central Act or a State Act or provincial Act or an institution recognised by the University Grants Commission. Provided that preference shall be given to persons possessing a degree in Sociology or Social work.

APPSC Group 1 Physical Requirements

There are physical requirements also for some posts in APPSC Group 1 recruitment 2022. Check the post-wise physical requirement in the table below.

Post CodeCategoryPhysical Requirement
For Post Code No. 03 to 05GeneralThe candidate must be at least 167.6 Cms. in height and at least 86.3 Cms. round the chest on full expansion, with a chest expansion of at least 5 Cms.
S.T.Must be at least 164 cm in height and at least 83.8 cm round the chest on full expansion, with a chest expansion of at least 5 Cms.
For Post Code No. 03(Women)Must be at least 152.5 cm in height, and at least 86.3 cm round the chest on full expansion, with a chest expansion of at least 5 Cms. and not less than 45.5 Kg in weight.
For Post Code No. 08MenMust be at least 165 cm in height and at least  86 cm round the Chest on full expansion, with a chest expansion of at least 5 Cms.

APPSC Group 1 Age Limit

Check the Age limit criteria for APPSC Group 1 posts in the table below.

Name of PostAge Limit
Deputy Collector18 to 42 yrs.
Assistant Commissioner
Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat -2)21 to 28 yrs.
Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Men)18 to 28 yrs.
District Fire Officer21 to 26 yrs.
Asst Treasury Officer/Asst Accounts Officer18 to 42 yrs
Regional Transport Officer
Asst Prohibition & Excise Superintendent18 to 26 yrs.
Mandal Parishad Development Officer18 to 42 yrs
District Registrar
District Employment Officer
Deputy Registrar
District Tribal Welfare Officer
District Social Welfare Officer
District BC Welfare Officer
District Panchayat Officer
Municipal Commissioner Grade-II
Administrative Officer/Lay Secretary & Treasurer Grade-II
Asst Audit Officer

Age relaxation in APPSC Group 1 Exam

Category of  CandidateRelaxation to Upper Age Limit
SC, ST and Backward Classes5 years
Physically Handicapped persons10 years
Ex-Servicemen3 years + Service Period
A.P. State Government EmployeeUp to a maximum of 5 Years based on the length of regular service.

APPSC Group 1 Selection Process 2022

APPSC conducts the APPSC Group 1 exam to recruit officers in the provincial civil services. There are three stages in the APPSC Group 1 exam.

➤ Prelims Exam: This stage is used to weed out non-serious candidates.

➤ Mains Exam: It is the merit-deciding round.

➤ Interview: It checks the thorough knowledge of the candidates of their expertise subject.

APPSC Group 1 Prelims Exam

The prelims exam is a screening exam conducted offline all over Andhra Pradesh. It serves the purpose by clearing the non-serious candidates of the APPSC Group 1 exam. The APPSC Group 1 Prelim admit card is generally issued seven-eight days before the exam. The prelims exam is only qualifying in nature and the marks will not be included in the final merit list of APPSC Group 1. Check the detailed exam pattern of the APPSC Group 1 exam in the table.

PaperNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
Paper 1 
A.History and Culture. 
B. Constitution polity, Social Justice and International relations. 
C. Indian and Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning. 
D. Geography
120120120 Minutes
Paper 2 
A. General Mental Ability, Administrative and Psychological Abilities. 
B. (i) Science and Technologies. (ii) Current events of Regional, National and International importance
120 120120 Minutes

APPSC Group 1 Mains Exam

Those candidates who qualify for the prelims exam, have to qualify the APPSC Group 1 main exam to complete the examination process. The Main exam is a conventional offline mode exam. The marks of the main exam will be included in the merit list of APPSC Group 1. There are seven conventional written type question papers in the main exam. The English and Telugu papers are qualifying in nature, their marks will not be included in the merit list. The rest of the five papers are in General Studies, marks of these papers will be included in the final list. Check the detailed exam pattern if APPSC Group 1 mains exam.

PaperDurationMarks
Paper in Telugu180 Minutes150
Paper in English180 Minutes150
Paper 1 General Essay - on contemporary themes and issues of regional, national and international importance.180 Minutes150
Paper 2 History and Cultural and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh180 Minutes150
Paper 3 Polity, constitution, Governance, Law and Ethics180 Minutes150
Paper 4 Economy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh180 Minutes150
Paper 5 Science, Technology and Environmental Issues180 Minutes150
Total Marks 750

APPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2022 for Prelims & Mains

APPSC Group 1 Interview

Those who qualify the main exam have to appear for the next round which is the Interview. APPSC Group 1 interview at the commission’s office in Vijayawada. The candidate needs to carry all the original documents namely

➤ Educational Qualification

➤ Date of Birth

➤ Category certificates issued by the competent authority

➤ Age Relaxation Claimed

➤ Professional Experience

APPSC Group 1 Exam Centers

The APSCC Group 1 Preliminary Examination (Screening Test) is taking place in these places. If there is any change in this year notification, we will update it here.

SrikakulamVisakhapatnamNellore
VijayawadaKurnoolAnantapur
OngoleTirupathiGuntur
KadapaKakinadaEluru
Vizianagaram--

Note: The applicant have to choose any three test center from above given centers.

APPSC Group 1 Mains Exam Centers

The APPSC Group 1 Mains (Conventional Type) Examination is take place in these places.

➤ Visakhapatnam

➤ Vijayawada

➤ Tirupati

➤ Ananthapur

APPSC Group 1 Exam 2022 Admit Card

The Admit Card for the APPSC Group 1 Exam is generally released 10 days before the exam. APPSC Group 1 Admit Card will be released separately for each stage on the official website. The admit card for the mains will be released for those candidates only who qualify for the prelims exam.

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APPSC Group 1 Exam 2022: FAQs

Ans. Yes, APPSC Group 1 notification has been released for 92 Group 1 vacancies.

Ans. APPSC Group 1 Prelims Exam is to be held on 18th December 2022 as mentioned in the notification.

Ans. Yes, the State PSC officer can be promoted to IAS.

Ans. The educational qualification required for the APPSC Group 1 exam is a graduate degree in any discipline.

Ans. Anyone can join the APPSC services after clearing the APPSC Group 1 exam.

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