APPSC Group 1 is one of the prestigious competitive exams of Andhra Pradesh that is conducted by 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 the society at large and to work for the welfare of the peoples. 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 interview. Due to corona virus spread and consequent lock down across the state, the APPSC has postponed the APPSC main exam to a future date. The new dates for the APPSC Group 1 exam will be notified later.
Check the important points of APPSC Group 1 in the table. The mains exam is postponed due to the spread of noval corona virus.
|Exam Name||APPSC Group 1 Exam|
|Conducting Body||Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission|
|Exam Level||State Level (Andhra Pradesh)|
|Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|Exam Stages||Three ( Prelims, Mains and Interview )|
|Language||English and Telugu|
|Exam Purpose||To recruit the candidates for the executive and non-executive posts|
|Test Cities||Test centres across the Andhra Pradesh|
|Date of APPSC Group 1- Prelims||26th May 2019|
|Result of APPSC Group 1- Prelims||01st November 2019|
|Date of APPSC Group 1- Mains||Available Soon|
The tentative dates of APPSC Group 1 Exam 2020-21 are not announced yet. But, here we present the tentative dates of APPSC Group 1 exam based on previous year trend. The dates will be updated on this site as soon as it is released officially.
|APPSC Group 1 2020-21 Notification|
|APPSC Group 1 Events||Important Dates (Tentative)|
|APPSC Group 1 2020||October 2020|
|APPSC Group 1 application||October 2020|
|APPSC Group 1 application closes||November 2020|
|APPSC Group 1 prelims exam||Jan 2021|
|APPSC Group 1 prelims result||March 2021|
|APPSC Group 1 main exam||June 2021|
|APPSC Group 1 main exam result||September 2021|
|APPSC Group 1 Interview||October 2021|
|APPSC Group 1 Result 2020||November 2021|
The posts along with the salary are given in the table for APPSC Notification for Group 1 Exam 2020:
|Post Code||Name of Post||Service||Scale of Pay|
|1||Deputy Collector||Andhra Pradesh Civil Service||Rs 40,270 – Rs 93,780|
|2||Assistant Commissioner||AP State Tax Service||Rs 40,270 – Rs 93,780|
|3||Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat -2)||AP Police Service||Rs 40,270 – Rs 93,780|
|4||Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Men)||AP Jail Service||Rs 37,100 – Rs 91,450|
|5||District Fire Officer||AP Fire Service||Rs 37,100 – Rs 91,450|
|6||Asst Treasury Officer/Asst Accounts Officer||AP Treasury and Accounts Service||Rs 35,120 – Rs 87,130|
|7||Regional Transport Officer||AP Transport Service||Rs 37,100 – Rs 91,450|
|8||Asst Prohibition & Excise Superintendent||AP Excise Service||Rs 35,120 – Rs 87,130|
|9||Mandal Parishad Development Officer||AP Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Service||Rs 35,120 – Rs 87,130|
|10||District Registrar||AP Registration Service||Rs 37,100 – Rs 91,450|
|11||District Employment Officer||AP Employment Exchange Service||Rs 35,120 – Rs 87,130|
|12||Deputy Registrar||AP Cooperative Service||Rs 37,100 – Rs 91,450|
|13||District Tribal Welfare Officer||AP Tribal Welfare Service||Rs 37,100 – Rs 91,450|
|14||District Social Welfare Officer||AP Social Welfare Service||Rs 37,100 – Rs 91,450|
|15||District BC Welfare Officer||AP BC Welfare Service||Rs 37,100 – Rs 91,450|
|16||District Panchayat Officer||AP Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Service||Rs 37,100 – Rs 91,450|
|17||Municipal Commissioner Grade-II||AP Municipal Administration Services||Rs 35,120 – Rs 87,130|
|18||Administrative Officer/Lay Secretary and Treasurer Grade-II||AP Medical and Health (Administration) Service||Rs 35,120 – Rs 87,130|
|19||Asst Audit Officer||AP State Audit Service||Rs 35,120 – Rs 87,130|
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.
The candidates must be a graduate from any recognized university of India. There are some posts which require additional qualification. Check the special educational qualifications as mentioned below.
|Post Name||Educational 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 Service||A 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 Service||Must 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.|
There are physical requirement also for some post in APPSC Group 1 2020. Check the post-wise physical requirement in the table below.
|Post Code||Category||Physical Requirement|
|For Post Code No. 03 to 05||General||The 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 Cms. in height and at least 83.8 Cms. 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 Cms. in height, and at least 86.3 Cms. 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. 08||Men||Must be at least 165 Cms. in height and at least 86 Cms. round the Chest on full expansion, with a chest expansion of at least 5 Cms.|
Check the Age limit criteria for APPSC Group 1 posts in the table below.
|Name of Post||Age Limit|
|Deputy Collector||18 to 42 yrs.|
|Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat -2)||21 to 28 yrs.|
|Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Men)||18 to 28 yrs.|
|District Fire Officer||21 to 26 yrs.|
|Asst Treasury Officer/Asst Accounts Officer||18 to 42 yrs|
|Regional Transport Officer|
|Asst Prohibition & Excise Superintendent||18 to 26 yrs.|
|Mandal Parishad Development Officer||18 to 42 yrs|
|District Employment Officer|
|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|
|Category of Candidate||Relaxation to Upper Age Limit|
|SC, ST and Backward Classes||5 years|
|Physically Handicapped persons||10 years|
|Ex-Servicemen||3 years + Service Period|
|A.P. State Government Employee||Up to a maximum of 5 Years based on the length of regular service.|
Based on the previous year notification here we have presented the fee structure of APPSC Group 1 Application Form. If there is any change this year fee structure, we will update you here.
|Category||Application Processing Fee||Exam Fee|
|SC, ST, BC, PH & Ex-Service Men||R.250||Exempted|
|Families having Household Supply White Card issued by Civil Supplies Department, A.P. Government. (Residents of Andhra Pradesh)||Rs.250||Exempted|
|Un-employed youth as per G.O.Ms.No.439, G.A (Ser- A) Dept.||Rs.250||Exempted|
APPSC conducts the APPSC Group 1 exam to recruit the 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 check the through knowledge of the candidates of their expertise subject.
The prelims exam is a screening exam conducted offline all over the Andhra Pradesh. It serves the purpose by clearing the non serious candidates of the APPSC Group 1 exam. The APPSC Group 1 Prelims admit card 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 APPSC Group 1 exam in the table.
|Paper||Number of Questions/ Duration||Marks|
|Paper 1 A.History and Culture. B. Constitution polity, Social Justice and International relations. C. Indian and Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning. D. Geography||120 Questions (120 Minutes)||120|
|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 Questions (120 Minutes)||120|
Those candidates who qualify the prelims exam, have to qualify the 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 questions papers in the main exam. The English and Telugu papers are qualifying in nature, their marks will not be included in the merit list. Rest of the five papers are of General Studies, marks of these papers will be included in the final list. Check the detailed exam pattern if APPSC Group 1 mains exam.
|Paper in Telugu||180 Minutes||150|
|Paper in English||180 Minutes||150|
|Paper 1 General Essay - on contemporary themes and issues of regional, national and international importance.||180 Minutes||150|
|Paper 2 History and Cultural and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh||180 Minutes||150|
|Paper 3 Polity, constitution, Governance, Law and Ethics||180 Minutes||150|
|Paper 4 Economy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh||180 Minutes||150|
|Paper 5 Science, Technology and Environmental Issues||180 Minutes||150|
Those who qualify the main exam have to appear for the next round that is 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
The APSCC Group 1 Preliminary Examination (Screening Test) is take place in these places. If there is any change in this year notification, we will update it here.
Note: The applicant have to choose any three test center from above given centers.
The APPSC Group 1 Mains (Conventional Type) Examination is take place in these places.
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.
Note: The Online Application Link will be active after the official release of the notification.
The Admit Card for the APPSC Group 1 Exam is generally release 10 days before the exam. The admit card for the mains will be released for those candidates only who qualify the prelims exam.
Q 1. What is the educational qualification required for APPSC Group 1 Exam?
Ans. The educational qualification required for the APPSC Group 1 exam is a graduate degree in any discipline.
Q 2. Is APPSC Group 1 and Group 2 exam same or different?
Ans. The APPSC Group 1 and Group 2 exams are different.
Q 3. Can State APPSC Officer be promoted to IAS?
Ans. Yes, the State PSC officer can be promoted to IAS.
Q 4. When will APPSC Group 1 notification will be released?
Ans. APPSC Group 1 notification will be released after the lock down.
Q 5. How can anyone join in APPSC?
Ans. Anyone can join the APPSC services after clearing the APPSC Group 1 exam.