APPSC Group 1 2020

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.

APPSC Group 1 2020: Highlights

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
Official Website https://psc.ap.gov.in

APPSC Group 1 Exam Date 2020-21

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

APPSC Group 1 Posts

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

APPSC Group 1 Eligibility Criteria

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.

Educational Qualification

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.

Physical Requirements

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.

Age Limit for APPSC Group 1 Exam

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.
Assistant Commissioner
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 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  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.

APPSC Group 1 Notification 2020: Exam Fee

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
Unreserved Rs.250 Rs. 120
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

Selection Process of APPSC Group 1

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.

APPSC Group 1 Prelims Exam

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

APPSC Group 1 Mains Exam

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 Duration Marks
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
Total Marks 750

APPSC Group 1 Interview

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

APPSC Group 1 2020 Exam Centers

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.

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

APPSC Group 1: Steps to Apply Online

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

APPSC Group 1 Online Application Link

APPSC Group 1 Online Application (Link Inactive)

Note: The Online Application Link will be active after the official release of the notification.

APPSC Group 1 Exam 2020: Admit Card

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.

APPSC Group 1 2020 FAQs

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.