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APPSC GROUP 1 RECRUITMENT - Notification, eligibility, Important Dates, Admit Card and more 2021


The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission is the conducting body of APPSC Group 1 examination which recruits officers in the state government departments. These services provide ample amount of chances for aspirants to serve society at large. Additionally, the welfare of the people serves as the primary source of motivation for these positions.

However, the official notification of APPSC GROUP 1 hasn't yet been issued. Check the official account regularly to know when it releases.


Name of examAPPSC Group 1 Exam
Conducting BodyAndhra Pradesh Public Service Commission
Exam ModeOffline (Screening Exam) & online( Main Exam)
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam LevelState Level (Andhra Pradesh)
Application Fee250+120= 370 (INR 250 for the reserved category applicants)
Exam PurposeTo recruit the aspirants for the executive & non-executive posts
LanguageEnglish and Telugu
Exam Helpdesk0866-2527820,0866-2527821
Official Website


Starting date to applyTo be announced
The last date for submissionTo be announced
Final date for fee paymentTo be announced
Date of hall ticket downloadTo be announced
Prelims exam dateTo be announced
Mains exam dateTo be announced


Post NameEducational Qualification
District Fire Officers in A.P. Fire Service.Degree in Engineering (Fire) from any University recognized by the University Grants Commission/ any other equivalent qualifications. Provided that no candidates with B.E (Fire) qualifications are available, candidates with a Degree in any discipline will be regarded.
Asst. Accounts Officer/Asst. Treasury Officer in A.P. Treasury & Accounts ServiceA degree in Commerce/ Economics/ Mathematics from University recognized by UGC with at least a second class in the subject, or A Chartered Accountants of the United Kingdom, India or an incorporated Accountant (London).
District Social Welfare Officer in A.P. Social Welfare ServiceNeed to have a bachelor's degree from any Indian University established under a Central Act/ State Act/ provincial Act/ an institution recognized by the UGC. Preference shall be given to those who possess a degree in Sociology/ Social work.

Physical Requirements-

Post CodeCategoryPhysical Requirement
For Post Code No. 03 to 05GeneralMust at least be 167.6 cm in height & at least 86.3 cm round the chest on full expansion, with a chest expansion of at least 5 cm.
For Post Code No. 03 to 05S.T.Must at least be 164 cm in height & at least 83.8 cm round the chest on full expansion, with a chest expansion of at least 5 cm.
For Post Code No. 03WomenMust at least be 152.5 cm in height & at least 86.3 cm round the chest on full expansion, with a chest expansion of at least 5 cm. Not weigh less than 45.5 Kg.
For Post Code No. 08MenMust at least be 165 cm. in height & at least 86 cm chest on full expansion, with a chest expansion of at least 5 cm.

For P.C. No. 03 & 05: Vision: The candidate's eyesight will be tested per the following rules. The result of each test shall be recorded.

Age limit-

Assistant Prohibition & Excise Superintendent in A.P. Excise Service18 years–26 years
Deputy Superintendent of Police (Civil) Cat-2 in A.P. Police Service21 years –28 years
Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Men) in A.P. Jail Service18 years -28 years
District Fire Officers in A.P. Fire Service21 years –26 years
For all other posts18 years -42 years

Age relaxation to the reserved category candidates is described below:

CategoryAge relaxation
OBC3 years
SC/ST5 years
PwD10 years
PwD+OBC13 years
PwD+ST/SC15 years


CategoryApplication Fee
UnreservedINR 250
SC, ST, BC, PH & Ex-Service MenINR 250
Families having Household Supply White Card issued by Civil Supplies Department, A.P. Government. (Residents of Andhra Pradesh)INR 250
Un-employed youth as per G.O.Ms.No.439, G.A (Ser- A) Dept.INR 250


  • To enrol the names, fill the APPSC online application form.
  • Go to the official website of APPSC.
  • Open the homepage, and then click the 'Andhra Pradesh PSC Application Form'.
  • Then, provide your essential details in the application form.
  • Once you complete the form, upload the scanned image of your photograph & signature.
  • Now, submit your online application form.
  • Lastly, submit the application fees.
  • Take a printout of the application form for your future reference.


The commission releases the admit cards for all the four groups on the official website, and the steps to download them are the same. Here, we have listed the steps to download the APPSC Group 1 admit cards. The aspirants can follow these steps for others as well.

  • Enter the official website APPSC at
  • Click the link given "APPSC Group 1 Hall Ticket" Enter your login username and password details.
  • Click on the link "Download Group 1 Service Center Ticket" and download it.
  • Check the details given in the hall ticket.
  • Take a printout for future reference.


As per the AP Jobs calendar released for 2021, 36 vacancies are available in APPSC Group I & II.


Stage 1: Prelims (Screening) Test

The screening exam will be conducted in thirteen districts of Andhra Pradesh. The admit card will be released seven days after the examination. However, the APPSC Group 1 Prelims exam score will not be regarded in the final merit. Only this score will only be considered for appearing in the second round of the examination.

Stage 2: Main Exam

The main exam is a conventional type, which will be conducted in offline mode. The score of the Main exam will be calculated for preparing the merit list. The aspirants will have to answer seven conventional essay types questions.

Stage 3: APPSC Group 1 Interview

The interview is the final round, which will be conducted at the commission's office in Vijaywada. To appear for the examination, the aspirants have to submit the original documents, and these are:

  • Date of Birth
  • Educational Qualification
  • Age relaxation claimed the certificate
  • Category certificates issued by the competent authority
  • Professional Experience certificate


Prelims Exam Pattern-

Find below the exam pattern for prelims under group 1 of the APPSC exam

Number of PapersTwo
Type of questionsObjective (MCQs)
Duration of exam2 hours (120 minutes)
Negative markingOne-third mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
Number of questions120 questions
Maximum Marks120 marks

Main Exam Pattern-

Check out the exam pattern for APPSC group 1 main exam

Number of PapersSeven (two qualifying papers & five papers for merit rank)
Type of questionsDescriptive
Duration of exam180 minutes per paper
Negative markingOne-third mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
Maximum Marks150 marks


The applicants who qualify in the APPSC Group 1 main examination as given above shall be called for the interview stage. The interview will be organized at the commission's premises, Vijayawada. The applicants will be asked questions from their academic background, their city of residence or city of education, current events and the issues necessary for Andhra Pradesh.


Group I Prelims Syllabus-

Paper I

  • Social Justice
  • Internal Relations and Constitution
  • Indian Economy
  • Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning
  • History, Culture, and Geography


  • Technology and Science
  • General Mental Ability
  • Administrative and Psychological Abilities
  • Current Events- Regional, National, and International

Group I Mains Syllabus-

  • English Language
  • Telugu Language
  • Issues Related to Regional, National, and International Importance
  • Topics Related to Science, Technology, and Environment
  • Indian Economy
  • Economy and Development of Andhra Pradesh
  • History, Culture, and Geography of Andhra Pradesh and India
  • Constitution, Politics, Governance, Ethics, and Laws.


APPSC releases the results of all the exams in three stages- Prelims, Mains, and Final. The first two results are published after the respective rounds of exams, while the last one is released after the Interview and the Document Verification. The final selection of candidates is made based on the Final Result.


APPSC Group 1 Cut off stamps will be calculated by the officials based on the following factors:

  • Total number of vacancies available
  • The total number of candidates appearing for the examination
  • Category of the candidate
  • The difficulty level of the exam paper, etc.
YearCut-off Scores


Let's have a brief idea of the roles and responsibilities of a significant job position.

Deputy Collector-

Deputy Collector is a State Administrative Service officer supervising administration & revenue collection of a sub-division in India. They are also empowered as executive magistrates & play a significant role in the District administration. Their post is also referred to as the Sub-Divisional Magistrate. Collector heads the district & acts as the District Magistrate for maintaining Law and Order in the jurisdiction. They deal mainly with Social Security Schemes, Land Matters and arms licensing etc. Deputy Collectors/ Deputy District Collectors are usually Tehsildars who report to the DRO (District Revenue Officer), also called the Additional District Collector who oversees the revenue department of a particular district. DRO, in turn, reports to the District Collector (also named District Commissioner), who is in charge of comprehensive management of the district across all departments.

Deputy Supdt. of Police (Civil) Cat-2-

The Deputy Superintendent of Police/ Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) are now state police officers who belong to the local police forces, either direct trainee at that rank or promoted from an inspector. Deputy Superintendents are generally there as circle officers in a district. The police superintendent's primary duties are to keep the force under his control properly trained, efficient and contented and ensure by constant supervision that the Police force efficiently and adequately deals with the prevention, investigation & detection of crime in his district under his command.

Therefore, he must get to know all officers & men serving under him and see that they are appropriately trained. If any, he must enforce discipline and encourage men who are promising and weed out those who are of no use to the department. Simultaneously, move constantly be in touch both with his subordinates & with the public. They should pay surprise visits to his Police Stations at irregular intervals & check-up whether officers and men are alert.

District Panchayat Officer-

The District Panchayat Officer needs to exercise supervision & control over the: Extension Officer (Panchayats), Divisional Panchayat Officers, and their staff in the District, Gram Panchayats & their executives. They also need to provide them guidance, visit other Gram Panchayats as many as possible for inspection, superintendence & conducting of enquiries etc. They shall take immediate actions at odds with the defaulters under the AP Panchayat Raj Act's provisions and inspect the Offices of all Divisional Panchayat Officers & Extension Officer (Panchayats) in the district annually. Hold enquiries & submit reports to the higher authorities on complaints of mal-administration in Gram Panchayats.

They need to maintain necessary statistics about the working of Gram Panchayats within the district & prepare. Hand over Annual Confidential Reports relating to the post of Extension Officer (Panchayats), Divisional Panchayat Officers in the section, commissioner of Panchayat Raj with his remarks, review the replies on the audit report. Inspects the works taken up in Gram Panchayats, assist the District collector etc.

District Tribal Welfare Officer-

The officer needs to study & assess the Tribal Community. Understand the needs of the people. Implement programs & various activities for helping them and provide primary education to all, support financially through offering jobs, etc.

District Employment Officer-

To monitor, control & supervise the functioning of the Employment Exchanges as managing authority by the Directorate of Employment & Training ( Employment Wing). Maintain the accounts & administration of the Employment Exchanges and other Regional offices within the State. Their Inspection and Evaluation, etc., are the principal duties to be performed by the District Employment Officer.

Regional Transport Officer (RTO)-

Conducting driving tests, review vehicle insurances, issuing & renewing the driving licenses, vehicle registration, providing freight & public transport licenses, selling customized registrations, giving fitness certificates to transport vehicles. Collecting road fund licenses and the road tax or excise duty, granting international driving licenses, maintaining the database of the registered cars, transfer and registration of long transactions and conducting the mechanical assessment of the accidental vehicles.


The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission releases the answer keys for all the exams before the publication of their respective results. They are released on the official website and can be checked similarly as the admit cards were downloaded. The aspirants can review and match their answers with the ones released by the commission to have an idea about their scores.


District Employment Officer, A.P. Employment Exchange ServiceINR 35,120- INR 87,130
Deputy Registrar, AP Cooperative ServiceINR 37,100- INR 91,450
District Tribal Welfare Officer, A.P. Tribal Welfare ServiceINR 37,100- INR 91,450
District Panchayat Officer, A.P. Panchayat Raj & Rural Development ServiceINR 37,100- INR 91,450
Municipal Commissioner Grade-II, AP Municipal Administration ServicesINR 35,120- INR 87,130
Administrative Officer /Lay Secretary & Treasurer Grade-II, AP Medical and Health (Administration)INR 35,120- INR 87,130
Assistant Audit Officer, A.P. State Audit ServiceINR 35,120- INR 87,130
Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category-2), A.P. Police ServiceINR. 40, 270- INR 93,780
Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Men), A.P. Jail ServiceINR37,100- INR 91,450
District Fire Officer, A.P. Fire ServiceINR 37,100- INR 91,450
District Social Welfare Officer, A.P. Social Welfare ServiceINR 37,100- INR 91,450
District BC Welfare Officer, AP BC Welfare ServiceINR 37,100- INR 91,450
Assistant Treasury Officer /Assistant Accounts Officer, A.P. Treasury & Accounts ServiceINR 35,120- INR 87,130
Regional Transport Officer (RTO), A.P. Transport Service:INR 37,100- INR 91,450
Assistant Prohibition and Excise Superintendent, A.P. Excise ServiceINR 35,120- INR 87,130
Deputy Collector, Andhra Pradesh Civil ServiceINR. 40, 270- INR 93,780
Assistant Commissioner, A.P. State Tax ServiceINR. 40, 270- INR 93,780


Preliminary Exam Centres: Vijayawada, Kadapa, Ongole, Kakinada, Vizianagaram, Anantapur, Eluru, Tirupathi, Guntur, Visakhapatnam, Nellore, Srikakulam, Kurnool.

Mains Exam Centres: Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Tirupati, Ananthapur.


  • Toppers highly recommend studying the NCERT books & State board books as the first step towards civil service examination preparation.
  • The NCERTs & State Board Books are sound & credible sources of exam relevant guidance.
  • Candidates should assess their understanding of critical concepts & read 6th to 12th standard books.
  • Once the basic concepts are steadily established, aspirants should make notes & align them with the APPSC/ IAS syllabus.
  • Making notes is crucial as, during revision, it is hard to read multiple books cover-to-cover.


Click here to view the Telugu question paper

Click here to view the English question paper

Click here to view Paper-I General Essay question paper

Click here to view Paper-II History & Cultural Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh paper

Click here to view Paper-IV Economy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh


  1. Indian Polity by Laxmikanth
  2. Geography – Majid Hussain
  3. History – Bipin Chandra
  4. Economy – Ramesh Singh


  1. Solve previous year papers- first and foremost, pick one or more unsolved previous years' question papers. Try solving them by having yourself the time limit which you are getting in the examination. The main objective of doing this is that aspirants will identify their weak & strong areas. Besides, this will also help you get used to the APPSC exam paper pattern.
  2. Quality Study- It is suggested to not cramp yourself with a massive bulk of study material from multiple sources. This causes you to end up studying nothing instead. Please remember, in competitive exams like APPSC, quality of study is favored over the quantity of study.
  3. Test yourselves- consider engaging in mock tests and current affairs. They help you to excuse extensive study. The literal key to success lies in solving more and more questions from the previous year and mock tests.
  4. Time Management- Managing time in a well-structured manner is a significant job, both before and after you crack any competitive exam. Let us suppose, reading a question, comprehending and solving at least takes 50 seconds. Practice time management accordingly.

Remember to take care of your health at all times; it is crucial to bring you closer to establishing your dream career. We are glad to be a part of your APPSC journey, best wishes!