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APPPSC Group 1 Exam Details which include the Exam Qualification, Eligibility for the exam, Age limit, Exam Selection Procedure.

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APPSC (Group 1)- Syllabus & Analysis

APPPSC Group 1 Exam Details which include the Exam Qualification, Eligibility for the exam, Age limit, Exam Selection Procedure.

APPSC Group 1 Services Selection Process:

Selection criteria is nothing but evaluating the skills, knowledge, qualifications/abilities, etc of the applicants to check whether his/her profile suits the job or not. In order to recruit talented applicants, the authorities will conduct the following selection rounds -

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Examination
  • Personal Interview
  • Document Verification

Education Qualification: The candidate must have completed the Graduation/Bachelor’s Degree in relevant specialization from any recognized university or board with a minimum aggregate of marks.

Nationality: A candidate must be an Indian citizen.

Age Limit: For General Candidates the minimum age is 18 years and the maximum age limit is 42 years.

Age Limit for Group 1 Exams in Andhra Pradesh -

  • Deputy Superintendent of Police: 21 - 28 years
  • Deputy Superintendent of Jails: 18 - 28 years
  • District Fire Officer: 21 - 26 years
  • Assistant Prohibition and Excise Superintendent: 18-26 years
  • For all other posts: 18 - 42 years

Upper age relaxation is applicable to the reserved candidates as per the norms of the government.

  • OBC candidates: 3 years
  • SC/ST candidates: 5 years
  • PWD candidates: 10 years
  • OBC + PWD candidates: 13 years
  • SC/ST + PWD candidates: 15 years

Note: Group 1 Exam has NEGATIVE MARKING For each wrong answer will be penalized with 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question.

Paper - I: (General Essay)

  • Current Affairs
  • Socio - Political Issues
  • Socio Environmental Issues
  • Reflective Topics
  • Issues Related to Civic Awareness
  • Areas of Testing
  • Ability to compose a well argued piece of writing, ability to express coherently & sequentially.
  • Evaluation / Marking
  • Originality of thought and expression, grammatical correctness of expression.

Paper - II: History, Culture & Geography of India & Andhra Pradesh)

  • History and Culture of India
  • History and Culture of AP
  • Ancient History
  • Medieval History
  • Modern History
  • Nationalist Movement
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Geography : India & Andhra Pradesh
  • Physical Features and Resources
  • Economic Geography
  • Social Geography
  • Fauna and Floral Geography
  • Environmental Geography

Paper - III: Polity, constitution, Governance, Law & Ethics

  • Indian Polity and Constitution
  • Public Administration and Governance
  • Ethics in Public Service and Knowledge of Law
  • Basic Knowledge of Laws in India
  • Constitution of India
  • Civil and Criminal Laws
  • Labour Laws
  • Cyber Laws
  • Tax Laws

Paper - IV: Economy and Development of India & Andhra Pradesh

  • Major Challenges of Indian Economy
  • Resource Mobilization in India Economy
  • Resource Mobilization in India
  • Govt Budgeting
  • Government Budgeting in AP
  • Inclusive Growth
  • Agricultural Development
  • Agriculture Development in AP
  • Industrial Development and Policy in India & AP
  • Infrastructure Development in India & Andhra Pradesh

Paper - V: Science & Technology

  • Science & Technology in Everyday Life; National Policies on Proliferation of Science, Technology and Innovation; India’s Contribution in the Field of Science and Technology, etc.
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Indian Space Programme
  • Indian’s Energy Needs, Efficiency and Resources
  • Development Vs. Nature/Environment
  • Environmental Pollution and Solid Waste Management
  • Nature, Scope and Applications of Biotechnology and Nanotechnology in India
  • Human Diseases-Microbial Infections
  • Issues Related to Intellectual Property Rights in the Field of Science and Technology, Promotion of Science in AP and India.

APPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern:

APPSC Groups Exams can be conducted by the Commission in both English medium and Telugu medium.

APPSC Group I Prelims Exam Pattern

Exam Type Subject Questions Marks Duration
Objective Type General Studies & Mental Ability 150 150 1 Hours 30 Minutes

APPSC Group I Mains Exam Pattern

S. No Exam Type Papers Marks
1. Descriptive Type Test Paper I 150
2. Descriptive Type Test Paper II 150
3. Descriptive Type Test Paper III 150
4. Descriptive Type Test Paper IV 150
5. Descriptive Type Test Paper V 150
Total 750 Marks
Interview 75 Marks
Grand Total 825 Marks

APPSC (Group 2)- Syllabus & Analysis

APPSC Group 2 Exam Details:

APPSC Group 2 Exam Details which include the Exam Qualification, Eligibility for the exam, Age limit, Exam Selection Procedure.

APPSC Group 2 Services Selection Process:

Selection criteria is nothing but evaluating the skills, knowledge, qualifications/abilities, etc of the applicants to check whether his/her profile suits the job or not. In order to recruit talented applicants, the authorities will conduct the following selection rounds -

  • Screening Test/Prelims Examination
  • Mains Examination
  • Personal Interview
  • Computer Proficiency Test
  • Document Verification
  • Physical Standard Test

Education Qualification: The candidate must have completed the Graduation/Bachelor’s Degree in relevant specialization from any recognized university or board with a minimum aggregate of marks.

Nationality: A candidate must be an Indian citizen.

Age Limit: For General Candidates the minimum age is 18 years and the maximum age limit is 42 years.

Upper age relaxation is applicable to the reserved candidates as per the norms of the government.

  • OBC candidates: 3 years
  • SC/ST candidates: 5 years
  • PWD candidates: 10 years
  • OBC + PWD candidates: 13 years
  • SC/ST + PWD candidates: 15 years

APPSC Group 2 Services Prelims Syllabus:

Section A - General Studies and Mental Ability

Section B - Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh

Section C - Planning and Economy:

  • Indian Economy and present status
  • Economic Policies
  • Resources and Development
  • Money, Banking and Public Finance
  • National Income
  • Economic Policies of Andhra Pradesh
  • Agriculture and Industrial Growth of Andhra Pradesh
  • Resource Development of Andhra Pradesh

APPSC Group 2 Mains Syllabus:

Paper - I:

General Studies and Mental Ability

Paper - II:

Social & Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh

Indian Constitution

Paper - III:

  • Indian Economy and Present Status
  • Resources and Development
  • Money, Banking and Public Finance
  • Economic Policies of India and Andhra Pradesh
  • National Income
  • Agriculture and Industrial Growth of Andhra Pradesh

Prelims Examination Pattern

Paper Type Marks
Screening Prelims Examination 150

Mains Examination Pattern

Paper 1 General Studies & Mental Ability 150
Paper 2 Social History of Andhra Pradesh, General overview of the Indian Constitution 150
Paper 3 Planning in India and Indian Economy Contemporary, Problems and Developments in Rural Society with special reference to Andhra Pradesh. 150
Total 450