The Andhra Pradesh PSC is conducting the APPSC group 1 exam very soon. Recently, it has notified the aspirants about the exam taking place throughout the state. In addition to this, it has released a total vacancy of 110 posts. These 110 vacant posts are for the different Group 1 services in the state administration.
The final notification for the APPSC exam will get released on the official website. So, the students will have to check regularly on their website for the latest updates. Moreover, the mode of application for this exam will be online-based. According to recent news, the official notification of the exam with all the details will get released tentatively in May/June.
The APPSC exam is a civil service recruitment exam in Andhra Pradesh. It is the most prestigious competitive exam in the State. Also, it is the premier and highest government service job in the State. Furthermore, the APPSC exam gets conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC). As a matter of fact, this exam is conducted annually for different groups throughout the year.
This competitive exam gets held annually to recruit aspirants as civil servants in the state administration of Andhra Pradesh. The recruitment process for this exam consists of three stages. After filling out the application form, the candidates have to pass all three stages to get a job through this exam. These three stages comprise of Prelims Exam, Mains Exam and the Interview. After passing these stages, a merit list gets generated according to the total marks scored by the candidates. As a result, the top candidates on the merit list will get a job letter until the total vacancy gets filled out. Thus, the recruitment exam for the civil services gets concluded for that particular year.
All the major and important highlights related to the APPSC exam are mentioned in the below table:
|Exam Name||APPSC Group 1 Exam|
|Conducting Authority||Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission|
|Mode Of Application||Online|
|Frequency Of Exam||Once A Year|
|Application Fees||UR – Rs 370 OBC/SC/ST – Rs 250|
|Exam Level||State Level (Andhra Pradesh)|
|Exam Stages||3 Stages ( Prelims, Mains and Interview )|
|Language||English And Telugu|
|Type Of Questions||MCQ in Prelims and Objective, Subjective and Descriptive Questions in the Mains Exam.|
|Test Cities||Exam Centres are across the whole of Andhra Pradesh|
|Official Website||Website Link|
|Contact Number||Fee Related Queries – 0866-2527820, Helpdesk – 0866-2527821|
The official notification for the APPSC exam has not been released yet on the website of the Andhra Pradesh PSC. As a result, the aspirants will have to keep checking the official website for the tentative dates of the whole recruitment process. Moreover, the candidates can keep a regular check on this article. All the crucial dates related to the exam will be updated here as soon as they get released by the Andhra Pradesh Commission.
In brief, the below table consists of all the dates and times related to the APPSC Group 1 exam 2022:
|Release of APPSC 2022 Official Notification||To be notified|
|Starting Date of APPSC 2022 Online Application||To be notified|
|The Last Date to submit the online application form||To be notified|
|Last Date to pay the APPSC application form fees||To be notified|
|Issue Date of APPSC 2022 Prelims Admit Card||To be notified|
|APPSC 2022 Prelims Exam Date||To be notified|
|APPSC 2022 Prelims Results||To be notified|
|APPSC 2022 Mains Exam Date||To be notified|
|APPSC 2022 Mains Results||To be notified|
|APPSC 2022 Group 1 Interview Dates||To be notified|
|APPSC 2022 Group 1 Final Result||To be notified|
The Application form for the Group 1 APPSC exam will soon get released on the official website. The official website for the APPSC exam is psc.ap.gov.in. The various steps to fill out the application form get explained in a simplified way below:
To complete the process, the payment of fees is the final stage. As a result, the application fees need to get paid before a specific time and date. All this information will get notified in the article as soon as the official notification comes out. In addition to this, the exam application fees vary according to the category of the students. The aspirants can pay the online application fee through various online modes. Lastly, the different application form fees get mentioned in the table below depending on the category of the candidate:
|Category Of The Candidate||Application Fees ( Rs )|
|Unreserved General Category Students||370|
|OBC and EWS||370|
|SC, ST, BC and PH Category||250|
|Families having Household Supply White Card issued by Civil Supplies Department, A.P. Government. (Residents of Andhra Pradesh)||250|
|Un-employed youth as per G.O.Ms.No.439, G.A (Ser- A) Dept.||250|
The eligibility criteria are the basic qualifications necessary to apply for the exam. It is a vital aspect of any competitive exam. As a result, the aspirants should go through the criteria required before applying for the exam. The Andhra Pradesh PSC has formed some basic and minimum eligibility criteria for the students. It helps them to understand the basics necessary for the exam. If every criterion gets fulfilled by the students, they should fill out the application form and choose their desired posts.
The APPSC Group 1 exam eligibility criteria involve nationality, educational qualifications and age limits.
The Candidates must be a citizen of India to apply for the APPSC group 1 2022 examination. It is the most basic and necessary eligibility criteria decided by the exam conducting authority.
There is a minimum and maximum age bar for the candidates aspiring to take the exam. Hence, the students have to strictly follow and fulfil the age criteria to apply for the APPSC 2022 exam.
Here, the below table mentions the age criteria required for some specific posts under the Group 1 APPSC exam:
|Group 1 Posts||Age Criteria|
|Deputy Superintendent of Jail (Men)||18-28 Years|
|District Fire Officer||21-26 Years|
|Assistance Prohibition And Excise Superintendent||18-26 Years|
The Government of India offers age relaxation to reserved and backward classes of the community. Also, other different categories of students enjoy this age relaxation scheme for the APPSC recruitment exam. All these categories of students and their age relaxation period get discussed in the below table:
|Category Of Aspirants||Age Relaxation Period|
|SC/ST/Backward Classes||5 Years|
|Physically Handicapped||10 Years|
|Andhra Pradesh State Government Employee||5 Years|
Some posts under this exam require additional qualifications to get eligible for the job. These extra educational qualifications get discussed in the table below:
|Post Name||Educational Qualification|
|District Fire Officer||Candidates should possess a degree in Engineering (Fire) from any University recognized by the UGC or its equivalent qualification.|
|Assistant Treasury Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer||Candidates should have a degree in Commerce or Economics or Mathematics from a University with at least a 2nd class in the subject.|
|District Social Welfare Officer||The preference will go to candidates possessing a degree in Sociology or Social work.|
The Andhra Pradesh PSC has notified the public of 110 vacant posts in the Group 1 administrative job. These 110 vacant positions will get filled out through the APPSC 2022 examination. Hence, the candidates can check the post-wise vacancy from the table below:
|Post Name||Total Vacancy ( 110 )|
|Road Transport Officer||7|
|Commercial Tax Officer||12|
|District Social Welfare Officer||1|
|District BC Welfare Officer||3|
|District Fire Officer||2|
|District Tribal Welfare Officer||1|
|DSC (Jail/ Men)||2|
|Municipal Commissioner Gr 2||8|
|Asst Labour Commissioner||3|
|Secretary & Treasurer Gr 2||5|
|AO (Director & Public Health & Family Welfare)||15|
The APPSC exam centres are widely spread throughout the state. The students can choose the nearest and most feasible one out of the different centres available. Moreover, the candidates need to mention their desired exam centre while filling out the application form. Lastly, the number of exam centres for the preliminary exam is different from the main exam. Therefore, the students can check the exam centres mentioned below separately:
The APPSC exam is of three main stages. But, it is a two-tier examination process comprising the prelims and mains exam. The candidates clearing both these examinations get shortlisted for the interview process. Finally, the interview stage concludes the recruitment process. Then, the merit list gets prepared according to the marks scored in the main examination and the interview stage. As a matter of fact, the prelims exam is a screening test for the candidates. As a result, it helps to dish out the non-serious candidates from the process. The preliminary marks do not get added to the final merit list. Finally, the candidates qualifying and passing all the three stages get recruited as civil servants.
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 Papers||Two ( Paper 1 and Paper 2 )|
|Total no. of Questions||Paper 1 – 120 Paper 2 – 120|
|Nature Of Questions||Objective Type (MCQ)|
|Duration||Paper 1 – 120 minutes Paper 2 – 120 minutes|
|Negative Marking||1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question|
|Name of the Sections and Marks Distribution||Paper 1: History and Culture – 30 Constitution, Social Justice and International Relations – 30 Indian Economy and Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning – 30 Geography – 30 Paper 2: General Mental Ability and Administrative and Psychological Abilities – 60 Science and Technology – 30 Current Events of Regional, National and International importance – 30|
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:
|Subject||No. of Questions||Marks (Total Marks – 750)|
|English||Three Questions Each Of 50 Marks||150|
|Telugu||Three Questions Each Of 50 Marks||150|
|Paper 1 – General Essay||Three Questions Each Of 50 Marks||150|
|Paper-II History, Culture and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh||15 questions each of 10 marks||150|
|Paper-III Polity, Constitution, Governance, Law and Ethics||15 questions each of 10 marks||150|
|Paper-IV Economy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh||15 questions each of 10 marks||150|
|Paper-V Science and Technology||15 questions each of 10 marks||150|
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.
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.
|Paper 1 – General Studies||Paper 2 – General Aptitude|
|Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations||Science and Technology|
|History and Culture||General Mental and Psychological Abilities|
|Geography||Current Events of Regional, National and International importance|
|Indian and Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning||–|
|Subject Paper||Important 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.|
The admit card for the APPSC exam gets released on the commission’s official website. As a matter of fact, the admit card for the prelims exam is released 8-10 days before the exam. Next, the students must download their admit cards from the website and take a printout. Lastly, the candidates will carry their admit cards and photo identity proof to enter their respective exam centres.
The results of every round will get released on the official website. The candidates need to log in with their credentials to check their scores. Moreover, the Andhra Pradesh PSC determines the cut-off marks for each selection round. Lastly, the candidates need to secure the minimum cut-off marks decided by the officials to move on to the next stage.
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Ans. The APPSC is the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission. It conducts various competitive exams to recruit aspirants for state administrative jobs. Hence, it is a governing body and the highest authority of the state’s government job. The Andhra Pradesh PSC is soon to conduct the APPSC Group 1 exam to fill out the 110 vacant posts in the state.
Ans. The APPSC Mains Syllabus for Group 1 is comprehensive, but unlike the UPSC Mains, there are no optional subjects. As a result, the pattern is different from the UPSC exam. But, the syllabus for the APPSC exam is more or less the same for the common subjects coinciding with the UPSC subjects.
Ans. The Andhra Pradesh PSC is very likely to release the official notification for the APPSC Group 1 posts. There is no notification for 2022 from the commission yet. But, they are very likely to release the APPSC exam notification in May or June 2022. The candidates should check the official website regularly.
Ans. The APPSC job is a government job in the administration of Andhra Pradesh. The Andhra Pradesh PSC conducts exams to recruit aspirants for such positions. It is an authorized agency that is responsible for the same. The commission facilitates recruitment to various posts under the Andhra Pradesh Government through competitive exams.
Ans. There are two exams in APPSC conducted in pen and paper mode. This two-tier examination in APPSC consists of the prelims and the main exam. The prelims is an MCQ based round. On the other hand, the main exam is a descriptive and subjective paper. After clearing both the exams, the candidates are shortlisted for the interview round.
Ans. The APPSC exam toppers recommend studying the NCERT and state board books to prepare for any competitive exam. As a matter of fact, these NCERT and State Board Books are credible and rational sources of information. Hence, candidates should assess their understanding of basic concepts and read class 6 – class 12 books to grasp knowledge from the root level.
Ans. 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.
Ans. Every individual who is a citizen of India and possesses a graduate degree is eligible for the APPSC exam. There are no extensive eligibility criteria to sit for the exam. Hence, any aspirant aiming for the job must possess a UG or PG degree to take the exam. Although, final year students can also apply for the exam.
Ans. The APPSC examination is not generally tough but a tiring and gruesome process. The exam is more or less of a moderate difficulty level. It is not difficult for most people who have cleared the exam. The exam requires sheer will, determination and patience to crack the exam in a few chances.
Ans. 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.