APPSC Group 1 Exam


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:

ExamAndhra Pradesh Public Service Commission Examination
AcronymAPPSC 2021 Exam
Exam LevelState-level in Andhra Pradesh
Conducting BodyThe Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission
Vacancies169 (44 carried forward + 125 fresh)
Exam StagesPrelims, Mains, Interview
Exam ModeOnline Mode
Exam Date for APPSC 2021 Group 1 PrelimsMarch 13, 2021
Exam Date for APPSC 2021 Group 1 MainsTo Be Announced
Exam MediumEnglish & Telugu

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Important Dates

Exam NotificationTo be announced
Application WindowTo be announced
Prelims ExamMarch 13, 2021 
Prelims ResultTo be announced
APPSC Group 1 2021 Mains ExamTo be announced
APPSC Group 1 2021 Mains ResultTo be announced
APPSC Group 1 2021 InterviewTo be announced
APPSC Group 1 2021 ResultTo 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 CollectorAndhra Pradesh Civil Service
Assistant CommissionerAP State Tax Service
Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat -2)AP Police Service
Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Men)AP Jail Service
District Fire OfficerAP Fire Service
Assistant Treasury Officer/Asst Accounts OfficerAP Treasury and Accounts Service
Regional Transport OfficerAP Transport Service
Assistant Prohibition & Excise SuperintendentAP Excise Service
Mandal Parishad Development OfficerAP Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Service
District RegistrarAP Registration Service
District Employment OfficerAP Employment Exchange Service
Deputy RegistrarAP Cooperative Service
District Tribal Welfare OfficerAP Tribal Welfare Service
District Social Welfare OfficerAP Social Welfare Service
District BC Welfare OfficerAP BC Welfare Service
District Panchayat OfficerAP Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Service
Municipal Commissioner Grade-IIAP Municipal Administration Services
Administrative Officer/Lay Secretary and Treasurer Grade-IIAP Medical and Health (Administration) Service
Asst Audit OfficerAP 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 NameRequisites 
District Fire Officers in  A.P. Fire ServiceBtech or BE degree in Fire from a UGC recognized university 
Asst. Treasury Officer/ Asst. Accounts Officer in A.P. Treasury & Accounts ServiceA 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 

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 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.

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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 QuestionsDuration Marks 
Paper 1120 Questions 
120 Minutes 120
Paper 2120 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 minutes150
Paper in English 180 minutes150
Paper 1180 minutes150
Paper 2180 minutes150
Paper 3180 minutes150
Paper 4180 minutes150
Paper 5180 minutes150
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-

GeneralINR 370
ReservedINR 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-





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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