APPSC Group 1 Exam

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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
Official Website psc.ap.gov.in

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Important Dates

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. 

Post Department
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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Eligibility Criteria

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:

Educational Qualifications

Post Name Requisites 
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) 

Physical Requirements 

Posts Requirements 
Post code 03 to 05 (General) Height = 167.6 cm 
Chest on Expansion= 86.3 cm
Expansion= 5cm 
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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Exam Pattern

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

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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  Duration  Marks 
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
Interview  75
Total Marks  825

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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.  

Application Form

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

Application Fee

All those who want to apply for the APPSC exam, tabulated below are the estimated costs for the application form-

Category Fee
General INR 370
Reserved INR 250

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-

Prelims: 

Srikakulam Visakhapatnam
Vizianagaram Kakinada
Eluru Vijayawada
Guntur Ongole
Nellore Tirupathi
Kadapa Anantapur
Kurnool

Mains:

Visakhapatnam Vijayawada
Anantapur Tirupathi

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.

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