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Exam Pattern

Group – I

APPSC Group-I Exam is Conducted in 3 Stages

    • Preliminary Examination (Objective paper)

    • Main’s Examination (Conventional Type)

    • Interview/Oral Test


  • Exam Pattern

Prelims Examination (Screening Test)

The preliminary exam is a screening test which is conducted to shortlist the candidates for the next stage of examination. The exam consists of one objective type paper. Minimum qualifying marks will be given for reservation candidates as per the rules.


General Studies & Mental Ability


Objective Type


150 Marks


2:30 hrs


Mains Examination

Candidates who qualified in preliminary examination will go to second stage i.e Main examination which contains five papers in conventional type & is of degree standard syllabus. The General English paper is of qualifying one and its marks are not counted for final ranking. All the question papers except General English may be answered either in English or Telugu or Urdu chosen by the candidate. Minimum qualifying marks will be given for reservation candidates as per the rules.

Compulsary Subject

General English


General Studies & Mental Ability


Objective Type


150 Marks (Each Paper)


03:00 hrs (Each Paper) 


  • Exam Syllabus


Prelims :



  1. Events of National and International importance.

  2. Current affairs - International, National and Regional.

  3. General Science and its applications to the day to day life and Contemporary developments in Science & Technology and Information Technology

  4. Geography - World, National and Andhra Pradesh.

  5. History of India Ancient, Medieval, Modern –socio-cultural, Economic and political affairs with special emphasis on Indian National Movement.

  6. Indian Polity and Governance; Constitutional issues, public policy formulation and implementation, Governance Reforms and e-governance initiatives.

  7. Economic development in India since Independence- role of planning; Planning Commission, Niti Ayog, India’s economic problems such as poverty and unemployment, agrarian crisis, irrigation and water, sustainable development, inflation and balance of payments, growth with stability, growth with Social justice

  8. Centre State relations, Finance Commissions, Sharing of Resources between Centre and States – Decentralization

  9. India’s Economic reforms –Banking, Financial, trade and social sector; New challenges in a Globalized context – Global competition, Financial market instabilities, FDI flows, GST etc.,

  10. Environmental degradation and challenges - Sustainable Development and Environment Protection.

  11. Disaster Management; Vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies Application of remote sensing and GIS in the assessment of Disaster.

  1. Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation.

  2. Data Analysis:

  3. a) Tabulation of data

  4. b) Visual representation of data

  5. c) Basic data analysis, Summary Statistics such as mean and variance coefficient of variation etc., and Interpretation

  1. Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political, and legal implications/problems, including

a). Loss of capital city, challenges in building new capital and it’s financial implications.

b). Division and rebuilding of common Institutions.

c). Division of employees, their relocation and nativity issues.

d). Effect of bifurcation on commerce and entrepreneurs.

e). Implications to financial resources of state government.

f). Task of post-bifurcation infrastructure development and opportunities for investments.

g). socioeconomic, cultural and demographic impact of bifurcation.

h). Impact of bifurcation on river water sharing and consequential issues.

i). AP REORGANISATION ACT, 2014 and the arbitrariness of certain provisions.




                                 GENERAL ENGLISH


(X Class Standard, Qualifying Nature Marks would not be counted for

selection to Interview)


Reading Comprehension

  • Reading Comprehension Passage- (followed by Questions)

  • Descriptive Passage

  • Literary Passage



Functional Grammar:

  • Recognition of Parts of Speech

  • Verb forms – Usage of Tenses

  • Conditional Sentences

  • Identifying and Interchange of Sentences


(Simple, Complex, and Compound) (Active and Passive voice)

  • Use of Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

  • Articles

  • Correction of Sentences



Vocabulary Usage

  • Use the given Idioms and Phrases in your own Sentences

  • One Word Substitutes – Recognition and Usage

  • Synonyms – Recognition and Usage

  • Antonyms – Recognition and Usage

  • Words often confused

  • Expansion of Proverb /Sayings




  • Write a Paragraph using the given Words/Phrases

  • Summarizing /Precis Writing

  • Essay writing on Topics of Social relevance

  • Description of a given Picture/Symbols

  • Letter writing (Informal & Formal)

  • Non-Verbal Communication (Body Language)




                                            GENERAL ESSAY


Candidate should write three Essays one from each section compulsorily.

Each section contains three topics. Each Essay carries 50 marks.


SECTION-I - Crisis management, Social, Economic and Health Problems, Analysis

and solutions, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Ecological intelligence.


SECTION-II –Current events, policies, schemes and programmes of National and

International importance.


SECTION-III –Current events, policies, schemes and programmes of the State of

Andhra Pradesh

    • History & Cultural heritage of India with emphasis on 20th century history of India.

    • Social history of Andhra Pradesh i.e. the history of various social and cultural movements in Andhra Pradesh

    • General overview of the Indian Constitution


    • Planning in India & Indian Economy

    • Land Reforms and social changes in Andhra Pradesh after independence

    • Andhra Pradesh’s Economy, present status its strengths and weaknesses


    • The role and impact of Science & Technology in the development of India with emphasis on the applied aspects

    • General awareness with the modern trends in life sciences.

    • Development and environmental problems


    • Data appreciation and interpretation

    • The candidates will be asked to draw their own conclusion from the data presented in the tabular form in graphical or otherwise

    • Problem solving – duly structured situation will be presented to the candidates and they will be asked to suggest their own solutions to the problem arising out of situation. Alternatively, they may be called upon to prove the understanding of the situation by answering certain searching questions based on the situation

  • Eligibility Criteria

    1. Nationality : A Candidate must be an Indian Citizen.

    2. Age : For all the Posts in Group-I Notification, Candidate’s age limit is given below.

The Candidate’s Upper age limit relaxations details given below

5 years age relaxation for SC/ST and BCs Candidate’s.

10 years age relaxation for Physically Handicapped (PH) Candidates.

3 years age relaxation for Ex-Service men (3 years & length of service rendered in the armed forces).

3 years age relaxation for N.C.C (who have worked as Instructor in N.C.C) – 3 Years & length of service rendered in the N.C.C.

5 years age relaxation for A.P. State Government Employees (Employees of APSEB, APSRTC, Corporations, Municipalities etc. are not eligible)-5 Years maximum based on the length of regular service.

3 years age relaxation for Retrenched temporary employees in the State Census Department with a minimum service of 6 months.




Post Code

Name of the Post

Age Limit-In between (Years)


Deputy Collectors in A.P. Civil Service

Between 18-34 Years


Commercial Tax Officers in A.P. Commercial Taxes Service.

Between 18-34 Years


Deputy Supdt. of Police (Civil) Cat-2 in A.P.Police Service

Between 21-28 Years


Deputy Supdt. of Jails (MEN) in A.P. Jail Service

Between 18-28 Years


Divisional Fire Officers in Fire & Emergency Services

Between 21-26 Years


District Registrar in A.P. Registration and Stamps Service

Between 18-34 Years


District Tribal Welfare Officer in A.P.Tribal Welfare Service

Between 18-34 Years


District Employment Officer in Employment Service

Between 18-34 Years


Asst. Treasury Officer/Asst. Accounts Officer in A.P. Treasury & Accounts Service.

Between 18-34 Years


Deputy Registrar in A.P. Cooperative Service

Between 18-34 Years



Physical Requirements

For Post Code No. 03 to 05: Must not be less than 167.6 Cms. in height and must be not less than 86.3 Cms. round the Chest on full inspiration and has a Chest expansion of not less than 5 Cms. on full inspiration (as per Special Rules).

For S.T.: Must not be less than 164 Cms. in height and must be not less than 83.8 Cms. round the Chest with a minimum expansion of not less than 5 Cms. on full inspiration.

For Post Code No. 03 (Women only): Not less than 152.5 Cms. in height and not less than 45.5 Kgs in weight. (As per G.O.Ms.No. 137; Home (Police-E); dated: 01/06/1998)

For Post Code No. 18: Must be atleast 165 Cms. in height and atleast 81 Cms. round the Chest on full expiration, with a chest expansion of atleast 5 Cms. (as per Rule 4(c)(iii) of A.P. Excise Rules & as per G.O. Ms. No. 108 GAD, dated: 25/01/1961.

For Pc.No. 03 & 05 :Vision: The Candidate should satisfy by a Medical Board as to his Physique, Fitness and Capacity for active outdoor work and is certified by the Ophthalmic Surgeon that his vision comes upto the requirements specified below without the use of contact glasses.