APPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2019

APPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2019 – Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) will prescribe the exam pattern and syllabus of APPSC Group (1) 2019 along with the notification. APPSC Group 1 exam pattern and syllabus 2019 provides the list of papers, topics, sections, distribution of marks for the various exam stages. APPSC Group 1 exam will be conducted in three stages – Prelims, Mains and Interview. The screening test is held for total 150 marks and will comprise only objective type questions. As per APPSC Group 1 exam pattern and syllabus, Mains exam will consist of conventional type questions. Check here detailed APPSC Group 1 exam pattern and syllabus 2019.

APPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern 2019

The exam pattern of APPSC Group 1 is declared by Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission. The exam pattern provides the number of papers, sections, topics, marking scheme and more. APPSC Group 1 exam pattern 2019 for all stages of the exam has been provided below.

 

APPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern 2019 – Prelims

The prelims test is a screening test and comprises only objective type questions. The exam will be conducted for a duration of 150 minutes. The exam pattern of APPSC Group 1 prelims exam has been provided below.

Subject

Number of questions

Total marks

Duration

General Studies

150

150

150

MentalAbility

 

APPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern 2019 – Mains and Interview

APPSC Group 1 Mains exam will contain only conventional type questions. The exam consist of six papers of which the first paper pertaining to General English is qualifying in nature. The exam will be conducted for total 825 marks. However, marks allotted for the paper on General English will not be calculated. The interview session will be conducted on the same day after the completion of the written exam. Therefore, candidate will be selected for the next stage of the exam on the basis of the remaining five papers and interview. Candidates can check the exam pattern of Mains exam from the table below.

Paper

Subject

Total marks

-

General English

150

Paper 1

General Essay

150

Paper 2

-

150

Paper 3

-

150

Paper 5

-

150

Paper 6

-

150

Interview

-

75

Total

825

 

APPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2019

On the basis of APPSC Group 1 notification, the syllabus of each stage of the exam has been given below:

APPSC Group (1) 2019 Syllabus – Prelims

The Prelims exam will consist of objective type questions pertaining to General Studies and Mental Ability. The topics required for this stage are as follows.

  • Events of National and International importance

  • Current affairs - International, National and Regional

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

  • Geography - World, National and Andhra Pradesh

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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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.

  • Environmental degradation and challenges - Sustainable Development and Environment Protection

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

  • Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation

  • Data Analysis:

a) Tabulation of data

b) Visual representation of data

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

  • 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

APPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2019 – Mains

The Mains exam is further dived into six papers and interview. The first paper of the exam is qualifying in nature, i.e. marks secured in this paper will not be considered while calculating the total marks of candidates. The complete list of syllabus has been given below.

Paper for General English

The General English paper will contain four sections. Questions will be of descriptive type. Check below for the list of topics prescribed by APPSC for General English paper.

Sections

Name of section

Topics

1

Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension Passage

Descriptive Passage

Literary Passage

2

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

3

Vocabulary Usage

Idioms and Phrases

One Word Substitutes – Recognition and Usage

Synonyms

Antonyms

Confused words

Proverb expansion

4

Composition

Paragraph writing using words and Phrases

Precis writing

Essay writing - Topics of Social relevance

Description of picture and symbols

Letter writing (informal and formal)

Non-Verbal Communication/ Body language

 

Paper 1 – General Essay

In this paper, candidates will have to write total three essays; one essay from each section. Each essay will carry 50 marks. Candidates can check the topics required for the paper in the table below.

Sections

Topics

1

Crisis management

Social, Economic and Health Problems

Analysis and solutions

Conflict Resolution

Decision Making

Ecological intelligence

2

Current events

Policies

Schemes and programmes of National and International importance

3

Current events

Policies, schemes and programmes of the State of Andhra Pradesh

 

Paper 2

Sections

Name of section

1

History And Cultural Heritage of India With Emphasis on 20th

Century History of India

2

Social And Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh

3

An Overview of The Indian Constitution

 

Paper 3

Sections

Name of section

1

Planning in India and Indian Economy

2

Land Reforms and Social Changes In Andhra Pradesh After

Independance

3

Land Reforms & Social Changes In Andhra Pradesh After

Independance

 

Paper 4

Sections

Name of section

1

Role And Impact of Science And Technology In The Development

of India

2

Role And Impact of Science And Technology In The Development

of India

3

Ecology, Natural Resources And Environmental Issues

 

Paper 5

APPSC Group 1 Mains Paper 5 will comprise questions related to data appreciation and interpretation, logical quantitative aptitude and problem solving. The topics required for Paper 5 has been given below.

Sections

Name of section

1

Data Analysis and Interpretation of diagrammatic data

2

Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude

3

Passage Analysis

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