Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) released the notification about the Group 1 Service exam for the recruitment of various vacancies in the Government of Andhra Pradesh on December 31, 2018. Applications were invited through online mode only. Candidates should read the notification of APPSC Group 1 exam carefully before applying for this recruitment. Candidates should make sure that they are eligible for this APPSC Group 1 recruitment. By completing the One Time Profile Registration (OTPR), candidates will generate a user ID. By using the user ID and password, candidates can apply for the posts of Group 1 services exam.
APPSC Group 1 exam is held in two stages, preliminary (objective type) and main (written type). Candidates need to qualify in the preliminary exam to appear for the main examination. The final selection of candidates will be based on two successive stages including written exam and oral test (interview).
Upcoming Dates and Events
25 Nov, 2019 (Tentative)
Admit Card | Mode: Online
12 Dec, 2019
Exam - Paper in Telugu | Mode: Offline
13 Dec, 2019
Exam - Paper in English | Mode: Offline
15 Dec, 2019
Exam - Paper-I | Mode: Offline
17 Dec, 2019
Exam - Paper-II | Mode: Offline
19 Dec, 2019
Exam - Paper-III | Mode: Offline
21 Dec, 2019
Exam - Paper-IV | Mode: Offline
23 Dec, 2019
Exam - Paper-V | Mode: Offline
Past Dates and Events
28 May, 2019 - 10 Jun, 2019
Answer Key - Provisional Answer Key | Mode: Online
17 May, 2019 - 26 May, 2019
26 May, 2019
Exam - Revised | Mode: Offline
07 Jan, 2019 - 07 Feb, 2019
Application | Mode: Online
07 Jan, 2019 - 06 Feb, 2019
Last date of fee payment | Mode: Offline and Online
31 Dec, 2018
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APPSC Group 1 Eligibility Criteria 2019: The eligibility criteria of APPSC Group 1 2019 has been prescribed by the conducting authority, Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission. Candidates should make sure that they meet the eligibility requirement before applying for the APPSC Group 1 2019 exam.
Age Limit: Candidates should possess minimum 18 years of age and maximum 42 years of age.
For Deputy Superintendent of Police (Civil) Post - minimum 21 years of age and maximum 30 years of age
Physically Handicapped Persons – 10 years
SC/ST & BC – 5 years
State Government Employees of Andhra Pradesh – 05 years
NCC (worked as Instructor in NCC) – 03 years
Ex-Servicemen – 03 years
Temporary employees in the State Census Department with a minimum service of six months – 03 years
Distant Vision: V–6/6
Near Vision: Reads 0.6
Distant Vision: V–6/6
Near Vision: Reads 0.6
Distant Vision: V- without glasses – Not below 6/6; and after correction with glasses not below 6/24
Near Vision: Reads 1
Distant Vision: V without glasses – Not below 6/24 and after correction with glasses not below 6/6
Near Vision: Reads 0.8
Distant Vision: V- without glasses – Not below 6/24, and after correction with glasses not below 6/12
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
APPSC Group 1 Application Procedure: The application form was available online. However, candidates were able to pay the application fee both online and offline. Candidates had to complete the ‘One Time Profile Registration’ to apply for the APPSC Group 1 services. One Time Profile Registration (OTPR) is the common registration process for all recruitment of APPSC.
One Time Profile Registration (OTPR):
Before starting the One Time Profile Registration, candidates had to turn off the pop-up blocker.
Click on the OTPR link, a new window was displayed on the screen.
Candidates had to fill their basic particular details in the web page like Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number, Email, Address, Educational Qualification etc.
Before submitting the OTPR form, click on the preview button to check the entered particular details.
Upload the photograph and signature in the required format.
A unique User ID was generated after the final submission of the OTPR form.
Online Application Form Process:
Click on the ‘Online Application Submission’ link for filling the Group 1 service exam.
Then select the ‘Group 1 services notification by using the radio button and click on ‘continue’ button.
Enter the ‘OTPR ID’ & ‘Password’ and press the ‘Go’ button on the web page.
Fill up the Aadhar number on the space provided in the online application form and proceed to the next step.
Candidates had to provide the required details of personal information and they had to check the photograph the signature.
Click on the ‘Submit’ button to complete the APPSC group 1 online application submission process.
Application Fee and Mode of Payment:
Finally, candidates had to pay the application fee to complete the whole online application process.
SC, ST, BC, PH & Ex-Service Men – Rs.120 (application fee)
Other categories – Rs.250 (processing fee) + Rs.120 (application fee)
Click on the ‘Proceed to Payment’ button to pay the application fee.
Payment Mode: ‘Online’ mode by Net Banking/Credit card/Debit Card.
NOTE: Initial Public Offerings (IPO) and Demand Drafts (DD) were not accepted.
After the payment of application fee, candidates had to fill other details including personal details, qualification details, post preference, zone & district, and examination preference location.
Finally, candidates had to click on the ‘save’ button to generate the receipt of online application form.
Candidates could take the printout of the submitted online application form for future use.
APPSC Group Preparation Tips 2019 :
You should create a plan which helps you study effectively and it will minimize your stress.
The first step is to figure out how much time and effort you dedicate for the exam preparation.
Collect reference books as per the topics in the syllabus. Don’t neglect any section in the syllabus and you should cover all the chapters in the syllabus.
Don’t forget to revise once in a week.
We suggest you study for 4 to 5 hours every day and you must take a sample test at the end of each day. If you follow this tip, it will improve your accuracy and speed of the examination.
You can read the editorial part in the Hindu newspaper regularly to improve your vocabulary.
APPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam Pattern (Screening Test) 2019: The preliminary exam includes one section (objective type), the main examination includes five papers (descriptive type) and Oral test in the form of Interview. Candidates who cleared the APPSC group 2 preliminary exam 2018 will be called for the main written exam.
No. of Questions
General Studies & Aptitude and Mental Ability Test
APPSC Group 1 Main Exam Pattern (Written Test) 2019 : The Main exam will be conducted in offline mode (Conventional/Descriptive). There are totally five papers in the APPSC Group 1 main exam. Each wrong answer will be penalized with 1/3rd of the marks. Candidates who appeared in the APPSC group 2 main exam will be short-listed for the oral test. The final selection will be based on the merit list prepared by combining the main exam and oral test marks.
20th Century History of India (History and Cultural Heritage)
Social History of Andhra Pradesh
India & Indian Economy Planning
Land Reforms and social changes in Andhra Pradesh after Independence
Andhra Pradesh Economy present status and its strengths and weaknesses
The role and Impact of Science & Technology in the development of India
General awareness of the modern trends in life sciences.
Development and environmental problems
Data appreciation and Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and Problem-solving
Data analysis and Interpretation of diagrammatic data
Logical Reasoning & Quantitative Aptitude and Passage Analysis
APPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam Pattern 2019 (Screening Test): The preliminary exam includes one section (objective type), the main examination includes five papers (descriptive type) and Oral test in the form of Interview. Candidates who cleared the APPSC group 2 preliminary exam 2018 will be called for the main written exam.
APPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam Hall Ticket 2019: The hall ticket of Group 1 exam is issued to the candidates through the online web portal. The APPSC provides the APPSC Group 1 Hall Ticket 2019 separately for both preliminary and main examination. The procedure to download the hall ticket for both preliminary and main exam is the same. Candidates should check the details of APPSC Group 1 Hall Ticket. The following details will be printed on the APPSC Group 1 Hall Ticket 2019.
Name of the Candidate
Date of Birth
Father’s Name/Mother’s Name
Photograph & Signature
Address of Exam Centre
Exam Centre Name & Code
Exam Date and Time
Duration of the Exam
the signature of exam controller
APPSC Group 1 Hall Ticket 2019 for Preliminary Exam: The hall ticket of Group 1 exam is issued to the candidates through the online web portal. The APPSC provides the APPSC Group 1 Hall Ticket 2019 separately for both preliminary and main examination. The procedure to download the hall ticket for both preliminary and main exam is the same. Candidates should check the details of APPSC Group 1 Hall Ticket. The following details will be printed on the APPSC Group 1 Hall Ticket 2019.
APPSC Group 1 Hall Ticket 2019 for Main Exam: Candidates who qualified from the preliminary exam can download the APPSC Group 1 Hall Ticket 2019 for Main Exam through the online website. Hall Ticket will not be sent by post or any other modes. After downloading the APPSC Group 1 Hall Ticket 2019, take a printout of the same. In case the hall ticket is without a photo or if the photo is too small, the candidate should affix a passport size photo on the hall ticket.
How to download APPSC Group 1 Hall Ticket for Preliminary and Main Exam:
Candidates need to search the link of APPSC Group 1 Hall Ticket.
Then enter the USER ID and Password without any mistakes.
Click on the submit button to view the hall ticket on the screen.
Finally, take a printout of the hall ticket and preserve it for future purpose.
APPSC Group 1 Answer Key: The conducting authority has released the provisional APPSC group 1 answer key 2019 for prelims in the online mode. Candidates can cross-check their answers by using the answer key because it contains the correct answer for all questions asked in the exam. In case of any discrepancy in the answers provided by the authority,candidates can raise the objection as per prescribed format by APPSC. Aspirants can raise the objections from May 28 to June 10 (5 pm). Final answer key will be released after a week by the Authority after the question-objection time will be over.
APPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam Result 2019 : The commission will release the result of APPSC Group 1 exam after the successful conduction of preliminary and main examination separately. Initially, the Commission will release the APPSC Group 1 result of the preliminary exam. Candidates qualifying the preliminary exam will be called for the main exam.
APPSC Group 1 Result 2019 for Preliminary Exam: The commission will release the result of APPSC Group 1 exam after the successful conduction of preliminary and main examination separately. Initially, the Commission will release the APPSC Group 1 result of the preliminary exam. Candidates qualifying the preliminary exam will be called for the main exam.
APPSC Group 1 Result 2019 for Main Exam: The result of APPSC group 1 main exam will be published one month after the completion of the examination. Finally, candidates will be called for interview based on the main exam marks. Candidates have to use unique user ID and date of birth to get their APPSC group 1 result.
APPSC Group 1 Cut Off 2019: The cut off marks are the minimum marks required to qualify in both preliminary and main exam. Candidates will get the cut-off marks separately for the preliminary and main exam. APPSC Group 1 Cut Off 2019 will be released in community category wise. Candidates will be considered for the merit list only if they secure the minimum qualifying cut off marks.
Stage 1: Prelims (Objective Type)
Two Papers – 120 minutes each;
General Studies – 120 inquiries, 120 imprints
General Aptitude – 120 inquiries, 120 imprints
Stage 2: Mains (Descriptive Type)
Seven Papers – 150 imprints and 180 minutes each;
Telugu – Qualifying
English – Qualifying
Paper I – Merit Ranking
Paper II – Merit Ranking
Paper III – Merit Ranking
Paper IV – Merit Ranking
Paper V – Merit Ranking
Stage 3: Interview
Paper 1 – General Studies (Degree Standard)
Paper 2 – General Aptitude (Degree Standard)
History and Culture
Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations
Indian and Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning
General Mental and Psychological Abilities
Science and Technology
Recent developments of Regional, National and International significance
Prospectus of Merit Ranking Papers
Paper 1 – General Essay (Degree Standard)
Three Essays of around 800 words each
Paper 2 – History, Culture and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh (Degree Standard)
History and Culture of India
History and Culture of Andhra Pradesh
Geology: Andhra Pradesh
Paper 3 – Polity, Constitution, Governance, Law and Ethics (Degree Standard)
Indian Polity and Constitution
Open Administration and Governance
Morals in Public Service and Knowledge of Law (Civil, Criminal, Labor, Cyber, Tax Laws)
Paper 4 – Economy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh (Degree Standard)
Significant Challenges of Indian Economy
Asset Mobilization in Indian Economy
Asset Mobilization in Andhra Pradesh
Government Budgeting in Andhra Pradesh
Farming Development in Andhra Pradesh
Modern Development and Policy
Modern Policy of the AP Government
Foundation in India
Foundation Development in Andhra Pradesh
Paper 5 – Science and Technology (Degree Standard)
Improvement v/s Nature
Space, vitality and so forth.
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