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APPSC Group 1 Exam 2023: News, Date, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

September 25, 2023

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The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission(ఆంధ్ర ప్రదేశ్ పబ్లిక్ సర్వీస్ కమిషన్), also known as the APPSC, is a state administrative organization that is responsible for administering the annual state-level recruitment exam. The purpose of this exam is to find qualified candidates to fill administrative positions within the state government. Continue reading for further information on the APPSC Group 1 Recruitment 2023.

This examination is given by the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) in order to select candidates for positions as civil employees in the Andhra Pradesh state government. There are certain parallels can be seen between the APPSC Group 1 Exam and the UPSC Civil Service exam.

The APPSC website posts official notifications that include the exam dates, registration information, issue of the admission card, and result announcement. The APPSC Group 1 Notification 2023 will be released in 01st week of September 2023 on the official website APSSC is expected to recruit eligible candidates for 89 different Group 1 posts in 01st September 2023.

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Exam Highlights

All the major and important highlights related to the APPSC exam are mentioned in the below table:

Conducting BodyAndhra Pradesh Public Service Commission
Exam NameAPPSC Group 1 Exam 2022
Exam LevelState Level (Andhra Pradesh)
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOffline
Recruitment ProcessThe recruitment process for APPSC Group 1 includes three stages: prelims, mains, and interviews. Candidates who qualify in the prelims exam can appear for the mains exam. Those who clear the mains exam are shortlisted for the interview round.
Education QualificationCandidates must possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university to be eligible for the APPSC Group 1 exam.
Age Limit18 – 42 years.
SalaryThe salary scale for APPSC Group 1 positions varies depending on the specific post and the pay commission norms. It generally ranges from Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 1,50,000 per month.
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APPSC Group 1 2023 Important Dates

See the table below. These dates have been revised to reflect the APPSC Group 1 Notification of the APPSC Group 1 exam dates.

APPSC Group 1 EventImportant Dates
APPSC Group 1 202311st week of September
APPSC Group 1 applicationTBD
APPSC Group 1 application closesTBD
Last Date for Payment of FeesTBD
APPSC Group 1 Hall Ticket 2022TBD
APPSC Group 1 prelim examTBD
APPSC Group 1 Prelims ResultTBD
APPSC Group 1 Mains Admit Card 2023TBD
APPSC Group 1 Mains Exam Date 2023TBD
APPSC Group 1 main exam resultTBD
APPSC Group 1 InterviewTBD
APPSC Group 1 ResultTBD

APPSC Group 1 2023 Eligibility

The eligibility requirements for APPSC Group 1 are listed below.

Educational Qualification

Verify the special educational requirements listed below.

District Fire Officers in A.P. Fire Service.Any University recognized by the University Grants Commission’s degree program in engineering (fire) or equivalent credentials. Individuals with a degree in any area will be taken into consideration if there are no individuals with B.E (Fire) qualifications available.  
Asst. Treasury Officer/Asst. Accounts Officer in A.P. Treasury & Accounts ServiceA degree in commerce, economics, or mathematics from a university recognized by the UGC with at least a second-class grade in the field or a certificate from a chartered accountant in the UK, India, or London.  
District Social Welfare Officer in A.P. Social Welfare ServiceMust hold a bachelor’s degree from a university in India founded or incorporated by or under a central act, a state act, a provincial act, or an organization approved by the University Grants Commission. With the caveat that individuals with degrees in sociology or social work will be given preference.  

Physical Requirement

 See the table below for the physical requirements for each position.

Post Code     CategoryPhysical Requirement
For Post Code No. 03 to 05GeneralThe candidate must be at least 167.6 cm tall, 86.3 cm around the chest when fully expanded, and have a minimum 5 cm chest expansion.
 S.T.Must have a chest expansion of at least 5 cm, at least 164 cm tall, and 83.8 cm around the chest at full expansion.
For Post Code No. 03WomenBe at least 152.5 cm tall, 86.3 cm around the chest when fully expanded, have a chest expansion of at least 5 cm, and weigh at least 45.5 kg.
For Post Code No. 08MenMust be at least 165 cm tall, 86 cm around the chest when fully expanded, and have a minimum 5-centimetre chest expansion.

Age Limit

Name of PostAge Limit
Deputy Collector18 to 42 yrs.
Assistant Commissioner18 to 42 yrs.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat -2)21 to 28, yes.
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 Officer18 to 42 yrs.
Asst Prohibition & Excise Superintendent18 to 26 yrs.
Mandal Parishad Development Officer18 to 42 yrs.
District Registrar18 to 42 yrs
District Employment Officer18 to 42 yrs
Deputy Registrar18 to 42 yrs
District Tribal Welfare Officer18 to 42 yrs
District Social Welfare Officer18 to 42 yrs
District BC Welfare Officer18 to 42 yrs
District Panchayat Officer18 to 42 yrs
Municipal Commissioner Grade-II18 to 42 yrs
Administrative Officer/Lay Secretary & Treasurer Grade-II18 to 42 yrs
Asst Audit Officer18 to 42 yrs

Age Relaxation

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 2023 Application Form

According to the APPSC Group 1 announcement 2022, the Online Application Link was operational as of 13th  October 2022.  The deadline for applying online was the 2nd of November 2022, and the application fee submission deadline was the 01st November 2022.

Application Steps

The following procedures must be followed by applicants to apply for any APPSC exam:

  • Finish the One-Time Profile Registration (OTPR) procedure.
  • Click New Registration for Direct Recruitment on the page that appears.
  • The candidates must enter the following data: Aadhaar details, basic details, address details, educational qualifications, photo and signature upload, etc.
  • After carefully checking your entry, click “Submit.”
  • On a screen, the Reference Id will be generated and shown.
  • Visit the login page and enter your information.
  • Complete the form’s requested information and double-check it.
  • Complete the application submission and payment process.
  • The payment reference id will be generated following the completion of the transaction.
  • Submit the form, then save or print the receipt.
  • Use the application receipt for any upcoming communication or references.

APPSC Exam 2022 Application Fees

We’ve included the APPSC Group 1 Application Form pricing schedule based on the previous year’s notification. We will update this page if there are any changes to the pricing structure for this year.

CategoryApplication Processing FeeExam Fee
UnreservedRs. 250Rs. 120  
SC, ST, BC, PH & Ex-Service Men    Rs. 250Exempted
Families having Household Supply White Cards issued by Civil Supplies Department, A.P. Government. (Residents of Andhra Pradesh)Rs. 250Exempted
Unemployed youth as per G.O.Ms.No.439, G.A (Ser- A) Dept.Rs. 250Exempted
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APPSC Group 1 2023 Admit Card

The APPSC Group 1 Exam admit card is often made available ten days before the exam. Each stage’s APPSC Group 1 Admit Card will be available individually on the official website. Only those candidates who pass the prelims exam will be given access to the mains exam admit card.

Steps to Download Admit Card

Candidates can access their admit card by doing the following:

  • Visit the APPSC’s official website.
  • Using the registration ID and password, access your account.
  • Find the link to the admission card download for the appropriate exam phase (prelims, mains, etc.).
  • The admit card will appear on the screen when you click the link.
  • Check the name, roll number, exam centre, date, time on the admit card, and any other information.
  • Take a printout of the admit card after downloading it for your records.

Admit Card Details

The APPSC Group 1 admit card contains important information such as:

  • Candidate’s name and photograph.
  • Roll number and registration number.
  • Exam date, time, and duration.
  • Exam centre details, including address and instructions.
  • Reporting time and gate closure time.
  • Instructions for the exam day.

Exam Centre Details

According to the preferences specified by the applicants throughout the application process, the APPSC Group 1 exam centres are assigned. The official notification or the admit card will include a list of the exam locations. Candidates will be assigned a testing location within their desired district or zone.

Preliminary Exam Centre

  1. Visakhapatnam
  2. Nellore
  3. Srikakulam
  4. Vijayawada
  5. Kadapa
  6. Kurnool
  7. Ongole
  8. Vizianagaram
  9. Eluru
  10. Tirupathi
  11. Guntur
  12. Kakinada
  13. Anantapur

Mains Exam Centre

  1. Visakhapatnam
  2. Tirupati
  3. Vijayawada
  4. Anantapur

APPSC Group 1 2023 Exam Pattern

To hire officers for the provincial civil services, APPSC administers the APPSC Group 1 exam. The APPSC Group 1 exam pattern consists of three phases.

  • Preliminary Exam
  • The Mains Exam
  • Interview

Prelims Exam Pattern

The preliminary exam is qualifying only. So, the candidates need to score the cut-off marks to move on to the next stage. All the details and patterns of the prelim exam get discussed below:

Total No. Of PapersTwo ( Paper 1 and Paper 2 )
Total no. of QuestionsPaper 1 – 120 Marks
Paper 2 – 120 Marks
Total Marks240 Marks
Nature Of QuestionsObjective Type (MCQ)
DurationPaper 1 – 120 minutes Paper 2 – 120 minutes
Negative Marking1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question 
Name of the Sections and Marks DistributionPaper 1:
History and Culture – 30 Marks
Constitution Social Justice and International Relations – 30 Marks
Indian Economy and Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning – 30 Marks
Geography – 30 Marks
Paper 2:
General Mental Ability and Administrative and Psychological Abilities – 60 Marks
Science and Technology – 30 Marks
Events of Regional, National and International Importance – 30 Marks

APPSC Group 1 Mains Exam Pattern

After clearing the prelims, the candidates take the APPSC mains exam. The Main examination for the APPSC group 1 posts has seven papers for 3 hours each. Out of which two are language papers and qualifying in nature, English and Telugu. The pattern of the APPSC main exam is discussed below in detail:

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks (Total Marks – 750)
EnglishThree Questions Each Of 50 Marks150
TeluguThree Questions Each Of 50 Marks150
Paper 1
General Essay
Three Questions Each Of 50 Marks150
Paper 2
History, Culture and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh
15 questions each of 10 marks150
Paper 3
Polity, Constitution, Governance, Law and Ethics
15 questions each of 10 marks150
Economy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh
15 questions each of 10 marks150
Paper 5
Science and Technology
15 questions each of 10 marks150

APPSC Group 1 Interview

The candidates clearing the main examination will get called for the interview round, which consists of 75 marks. Hence, the candidate’s overall knowledge gets tested by the interview panel. Lastly, the students who will qualify in the interview round will get shortlisted for the merit list and final recruitment.

APPSC Group 1 Exam Syllabus

The APPSC exam syllabus is an important aspect for the candidates appearing in the exam. The syllabus helps the students to plan their studies and the next course of action. As a result, it facilitates the candidates to crack the APPSC exam with ease.

APPSC Preliminary Syllabus

Paper 1 – General StudiesPaper 2 – General Aptitude
Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International RelationsScience and Technology
History and CultureGeneral Mental and Psychological Abilities
GeographyCurrent Events of Regional, National and International importance
Indian and Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning

APPSC Mains Examination Syllabus

Subject PaperImportant Topics
English (SSC level)Essay Letter Writing Press Release Report Writing Writing on Visual Information Formal Speech Precis Writing Reading Comprehension English Grammar Translation
Telugu (SSC level)Essay Elaborate thought of Verse/Poetic Precis Writing Comprehension Formal Speech Statement Preparation Letter Writing Debate Writing Application Writing Report Writing Dialogue Skills Translation Telugu Grammar
Paper 1 – General Essay (Degree level)Three Essays of about 800 words each
Paper 2 – History, Culture and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh (Degree level)History and Culture: India and Andhra Pradesh Geography: India and Andhra Pradesh
Paper 3 – Polity, Constitution, Governance, Law and Ethics (Degree level)Indian Polity and Constitution Public Administration and Governance Ethics in Public Service and Knowledge of Law (Civil, Criminal, Labour, Cyber, Tax Laws)
Paper 4 – Economy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh (Degree level)Major Challenges of the Indian Economy Resource Mobilization in Indian Economy and AP  Government Budgeting in India and AP Inclusive Growth Agricultural Development in India and AP Industrial Development and Policy Industrial Policy of the AP Government Infrastructure in India and Andhra Pradesh
Paper 5 – Science and Technology (Degree level)ICT Current Affairs Environment Development v/s Nature Space, energy etc.

APPSC Group 1 2023 Result and Cut-Offs

APPSC Group 1 Result 2023

On the APPSC’s official website, the APPSC Group 1 results for each phase will be made public. Candidates can use these steps to check their results:

  • Visit the APPSC’s official website.
  • Find the link to examine the results for the relevant phase (interview, mains, etc.).
  • Enter the necessary information by clicking the link, including your roll number and birthdate.
  • Once the information is submitted, the outcome will be visible on the screen.
  • Candidates may download and print their results for their records.

APPSC Group 1 Cut-off

The official website will disclose the cutoff scores for the APPSC Group 1 exam concurrently with the results or separately. Various groups, such as general, OBC, SC, ST, etc., have cutoff scores. The number of openings, the level of exam difficulty, and the applicants’ performance are considered when determining the cutoff marks.

Here is an illustration of the cutoff score from the prior year for your reference:

CategoryCutoff Marks  

APPSC Group 1 Salary Structure

The table for the APPSC Notification for Group 1 Exam 2022 includes the positions and their salaries.

Post NameSalary
Deputy Collectors in A.P. Civil Service (Executive Branch)Rs. 61,960- 1,51,370/-
Assistant 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/-
Deputy Supdt. of Jails (MEN) in A.P. Jail ServiceRs. 57,100- 1,47,760/-
Divisional /District Fire Officers in State Disaster Response & Fire ServicesRs. 57,100- 1,47,760/-
Asst. Treasury Officer/Asst. Accounts Officer in A.P. Treasury & Accounts ServiceRs. 54,060- 1,40,540/-
Regional Transport Officers in A.P. Transport ServiceRs. 57,100- 1,47,760/-
Mandal Parishad Development Officer in A.P. Panchayat Raj and Rural Development ServiceRs. 54,060- 1,40,540/-
District Registrars in A.P. Registration and Stamps Service          Rs. 57,100- 1,47,760/-
District Tribal Welfare Officer in A.P. Tribal Welfare ServiceRs. 57,100- 1,47,760/-
District B.C. Welfare Officer in A.P. B.C. Welfare ServiceRs. 57,100- 1,47,760/-
Municipal Commissioner Grade-II in A.P. Municipal Administration ServicesRs. 54,060- 1,40,540/-
Administrative Officer / Lay Secretary & Treasurer Grade.II in A.P. Medical and Health (Administration) ServiceRs. 54,060- 1,40,540/-
Assistant Audit Officer in A.P. State Audit ServiceRs. 54,060- 1,40,540/-
Deputy Registrar in A.P. Cooperative ServiceRs. 57,100 -1,47,760/-
Assistant Audit Officer in A.P. State Audit ServiceRs. 54,060 -1,40,540/-  

Preparation Tips

Some important tips to be followed by candidates are:

  • Know the curriculum: Become familiar with the thorough curriculum for each APPSC Group 1 test section. Make a study schedule and allot time for each subject as necessary.
  • Resources & Study Materials: Compile the necessary resources for your studies, such as books, websites, and test questions from prior years. Use study aids, reference books, and reliable sources to complete your research and preparation.
  • Take practice tests and solve practice papers regularly to evaluate your progress and spot areas that need more focus. You’ll gain a better understanding of the format of the exam as well as enhanced time-management and problem-solving abilities.
  • Keep up with current events: Stay informed on current events, both domestic and foreign. To stay current on the most recent advancements, governmental initiatives, and significant events, frequently read newspapers, periodicals, and internet news portals.

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What does APPSC mean?

The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission is abbreviated as the APPSC. It is responsible for organizing a variety of competitive examinations in order to select candidates for state administrative jobs. As a result of this, it functions as both a governing body and the highest authority in the state’s government job. In order to fill the 92 open positions in the state, the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission will soon be holding the APPSC Group 1 exam.

Is UPSC and APPSC syllabus the same?

The APPSC Mains Syllabus for Group 1 is exhaustive; nevertheless, in contrast to the UPSC Mains, it does not include any topics that are elective. As a direct consequence of this, the format is dissimilar to that of the UPSC examination. However, the course outline for the APPSC examination is, more or less, the same as that of the UPSC examination for the common subjects that coincide with the UPSC examination.

Is there any APPSC notification for 2022?

The Andhra Pradesh PSC is has released the official notification for the APPSC Group 1 posts.

What are APPSC jobs?

The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) job is a government job in the Andhra Pradesh administration. Exams to select candidates for these positions are given by the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission. This responsibility falls on the shoulders of a recognised government agency. Through a variety of examinations, the Commission helps facilitate recruitment for a wide variety of positions within the Andhra Pradesh Government

How many exams are there in APPSC?

Two of the APPSC examinations are given in the traditional pencil and paper format. The preliminary examination and the main examination are the two parts of this two-part test given by the APPSC. MCQs will be asked during the preliminary round. On the other hand, the primary test is a piece of writing that requires both description and subjectivity. Following successful completion of both examinations, applicants are then considered for further consideration in the form of an interview.

How can I prepare for APPSC?

To prepare for any competitive test, the students who scored highest in the APPSC exam suggested studying the NCERT and state board texts. These books published by NCERT and State Boards of Education are, in point of fact, reliable and sensible resources for obtaining knowledge. Therefore, applicants had to evaluate how well they comprehend fundamental ideas and study books intended for grades 6 through 12 in order to acquire information from the ground up.

Is APPSC Group 1 exam conducted every year?

Yes, the APPSC Group 1 exam is conducted almost every year by the Andhra Pradesh PSC. Therefore, the commission is responsible for the exams and filling out the job vacancies arising in the Andhra Pradesh Government.

Who is eligible for APPSC?

There is no restriction on who may take the APPSC test; all that is required is that the candidate has a graduate degree and be a citizen of India. There are not many requirements to meet in order to be eligible to take the test. Therefore, in order to sit for the test, a person must have either an undergraduate or graduate degree in their possession. Despite this, students in their final year are eligible to submit an application for the test.

Can Telangana students apply for the APPSC exam?

Yes, the aspirants from Telangana can apply for these APPSC Group 1 posts. In fact, candidates who do not live in Andhra Pradesh at all can also apply for the exam. Hence, the requirement for this exam is to be a citizen of India.

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