Conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC), APPSC Group 1 exam is a state-level competitive exam held for various posts under the state administration. The exam is bifurcated into three stages i.e., Exam 1 which is a Screening Test/Preliminary Test; Mains Exam followed by a Personal Interview. If you aspire to qualify for the exam, it is mandatory for all candidates to clear these three stages. For all the APPSC Group 1 2020 aspirants, here is a blog which aims to shed light on various details of the exam.
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APSSC Exam Highlights
Before starting on with the blog, let us first have a look at some important dates and details of the exam:
|Exam||Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission Examination|
|Acronym||APPSC 2021 Exam|
|Exam Level||State-level in Andhra Pradesh|
|Conducting Body||The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission|
|Vacancies||169 (44 carried forward + 125 fresh)|
|Exam Stages||Prelims, Mains, Interview|
|Exam Mode||Online Mode|
|Exam Date for APPSC 2021 Group 1 Prelims||March 13, 2021|
|Exam Date for APPSC 2021 Group 1 Mains||To Be Announced|
|Exam Medium||English & Telugu|
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|Exam Notification||To be announced|
|Application Window||To be announced|
|Prelims Exam||March 13, 2021|
|Prelims Result||To be announced|
|APPSC Group 1 2021 Mains Exam||To be announced|
|APPSC Group 1 2021 Mains Result||To be announced|
|APPSC Group 1 2021 Interview||To be announced|
|APPSC Group 1 2021 Result||To be announced|
APPSC Exam: Recruitment Posts
The exam is conducted for multiple posts under the Government of India. Tabulated below the varied job profiles you can acquire after qualifying for the exam.
|Deputy Collector||Andhra Pradesh Civil Service|
|Assistant Commissioner||AP State Tax Service|
|Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat -2)||AP Police Service|
|Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Men)||AP Jail Service|
|District Fire Officer||AP Fire Service|
|Assistant Treasury Officer/Asst Accounts Officer||AP Treasury and Accounts Service|
|Regional Transport Officer||AP Transport Service|
|Assistant Prohibition & Excise Superintendent||AP Excise Service|
|Mandal Parishad Development Officer||AP Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Service|
|District Registrar||AP Registration Service|
|District Employment Officer||AP Employment Exchange Service|
|Deputy Registrar||AP Cooperative Service|
|District Tribal Welfare Officer||AP Tribal Welfare Service|
|District Social Welfare Officer||AP Social Welfare Service|
|District BC Welfare Officer||AP BC Welfare Service|
|District Panchayat Officer||AP Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Service|
|Municipal Commissioner Grade-II||AP Municipal Administration Services|
|Administrative Officer/Lay Secretary and Treasurer Grade-II||AP Medical and Health (Administration) Service|
|Asst Audit Officer||AP State Audit Service|
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For all those who aspire to secure a job under the prestigious Andhra Pradesh state commission, there are certain eligibility requirements that you must satisfy in order to appear for this exam. For the APPSC Group 1, the entry requirements are based on different categories like educational qualifications, age limit and physical Requirements. Following are the essential details of each category:
|District Fire Officers in A.P. Fire Service||Btech or BE degree in Fire from a UGC recognized university|
|Asst. Treasury Officer/ Asst. Accounts Officer in A.P. Treasury & Accounts Service||A degree in commerce, mathematics or economics from a UGC recognised university or a CA of UK or India|
|District Social Welfare Officer in A.P. Social Welfare Service ||Any degree from a UGC recognised university (preference will be given to candidates with a degree in sociology and social welfare)|
|Post code 03 to 05 (General)||Height = 167.6 cm |
Chest on Expansion= 86.3 cm
|Post code 03 to 05 (ST)||Height = 164 cm|
Chest on Expansion= 83.8 cm
Expansion= 5 cm
|Post Code 03 (Women)||Height = 152.5 cm|
Chest on Expansion= 86.3 cm
Expansion= 5 cm
Applicants must not be less than 45.5 kg in weight
|Post Code 08 (Men)||Height = 165 cm|
Chest on Expansion= 86 cm
Expansion= 5 cm
|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.|
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To ace a competitive exam with high scores, it is essential to carefully examine its format and pattern. With a thorough understanding of the exam pattern, you will be able to get a hold of the topics and the types of questions that will be asked in the APPSC Group 1 exam. The exam is divided into parts: Screening Test and Mains Exam. Take a look at the format of these two levels.
APPSC Screening Test
The screening test the foremost level clearing which you will be promoted to the second level of the examination.
|Paper||Number of Questions||Duration||Marks|
|Paper 1||120 Questions ||120 Minutes||120|
|Paper 2||120 Questions||120 Minutes||120|
APPSC Mains Exam
Once you successfully clear the first level of the APPSC Group 1, the next step is to gear up for the main exam. Check out the exam pattern for this level:
|Paper in Telugu||180 minutes||150|
|Paper in English||180 minutes||150|
|Paper 1||180 minutes||150|
|Paper 2||180 minutes||150|
|Paper 3||180 minutes||150|
|Paper 4||180 minutes||150|
|Paper 5||180 minutes||150|
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APPSC Exam: Interview Process
The applicants who qualify both the levels of the exam will be called for the interview. The interview round of the APPSC 2021 exam will be conducted at the Commissioner Office premises in the Vijayawada. The aspirants will be presented with questions related to their academic, personal and professional backgrounds. Along with this, they may be asked political questions related to the town and city they belong to with respect to the current affairs.
It is important to have the OTPR ID in order to register for the APPSC exam 2021. In case, if the candidates do not have this ID, they can register themselves by following different steps for registration. Mentioned below are the through which you can generate your OTPR ID-
- Visit the official website of the APPSC.
- Click on “Modify OTPR ID”
- Click on “New Registration”
- Fill in all the details required in the next window.
- Upload an required documents such as image and signature in the given format
- Tick on the checkbox for declaration of the details provided
- Submit the OTPR form
- An OTPR ID will be sent through an email to your registered email id, and through an SMS to your registered mobile number.
Once the candidates have the OTPR ID, they can follow these stores to fill up their application form-
- Log in to the official website using your OTPR ID and your registered mobile number.
- Click on the Direct Recruitment link.
- Click on the APPSC 2021 Group 1 exam notification.
- Submit application fee for the APPSC 2021 Group 1
- Check all the details entered in the application form
All those who want to apply for the APPSC exam, tabulated below are the estimated costs for the application form-
APPSC Exam Centres
Both Prelims and Mains exams will be conducted in AP. Stated below are the exam centres for Prelims and Mains APPSC exam 2021-
Thus, we hope that through this blog you are all equipped with the essential information regarding the APPSC Group 1 exam. If you are struggling with career choices, book an e-meeting with our experts at Leverage Edu and we will guide you in making the right choice at every step of your academic and professional journey.