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APPSC (Group 1)- Syllabus & Analysis

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APPPSC Group 1 Exam Details which include the Exam Qualification, Eligibility for the exam, Age limit, Exam Selection Procedure.

APPSC Group 1 Services Selection Process:

Selection criteria is nothing but evaluating the skills, knowledge, qualifications/abilities, etc of the applicants to check whether his/her profile suits the job or not. In order to recruit talented applicants, the authorities will conduct the following selection rounds :-

Preliminary Examination
Mains Examination
Personal Interview
Document Verification

Education Qualification: The candidate must have completed the Graduation/Bachelor’s Degree in relevant specialization from any recognized university or board with a minimum aggregate of marks.

Nationality: A candidate must be an Indian citizen.

Age Limit: For General Candidates the minimum age is 18 years and the maximum age limit is 42 years.

Age Limit for Group 1 Exams in Andhra Pradesh –

Deputy Superintendent of Police: 21 – 28 years
Deputy Superintendent of Jails: 18 – 28 years
District Fire Officer: 21 – 26 years
Assistant Prohibition and Excise Superintendent: 18-26 years
For all other posts: 18 – 42 years
Upper age relaxation is applicable to the reserved candidates as per the norms of the government.

OBC candidates: 3 years
SC/ST candidates: 5 years
PWD candidates: 10 years
OBC + PWD candidates: 13 years
SC/ST + PWD candidates: 15 years

Note: Group 1 Exam has NEGATIVE MARKING For each wrong answer will be penalized with 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question.

Paper – I: (General Essay)

Current Affairs
Socio – Political Issues
Socio Environmental Issues
Reflective Topics
Issues Related to Civic Awareness
Areas of Testing
Ability to compose a well argued piece of writing, ability to express coherently & sequentially.
Evaluation / Marking
Originality of thought and expression, grammatical correctness of expression.

Paper – II: History, Culture & Geography of India & Andhra Pradesh)

History and Culture of India
History and Culture of AP
Ancient History
Medieval History
Modern History
Nationalist Movement
Andhra Pradesh
Geography : India & Andhra Pradesh
Physical Features and Resources
Economic Geography
Social Geography
Fauna and Floral Geography
Environmental Geography

Paper – III: Polity, constitution, Governance, Law & Ethics

Indian Polity and Constitution
Public Administration and Governance
Ethics in Public Service and Knowledge of Law
Basic Knowledge of Laws in India
Constitution of India
Civil and Criminal Laws
Labour Laws
Cyber Laws
Tax Laws

Paper – IV: Economy and Development of India & Andhra Pradesh

Major Challenges of Indian Economy
Resource Mobilization in India Economy
Resource Mobilization in India
Govt Budgeting
Government Budgeting in AP
Inclusive Growth
Agricultural Development
Agriculture Development in AP
Industrial Development and Policy in India & AP
Infrastructure Development in India & Andhra Pradesh

Paper – V: Science & Technology

Science & Technology in Everyday Life; National Policies on Proliferation of Science, Technology and Innovation; India’s Contribution in the Field of Science and Technology, etc.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Indian Space Programme
Indian’s Energy Needs, Efficiency and Resources
Development Vs. Nature/Environment
Environmental Pollution and Solid Waste Management
Nature, Scope and Applications of Biotechnology and Nanotechnology in India
Human Diseases-Microbial Infections
Issues Related to Intellectual Property Rights in the Field of Science and Technology, Promotion of Science in AP and India.

APPSC Groups Exams can be conducted by the Commission in English medium, Telugu medium and both bilingual

APPSC Group I Prelims Exam Pattern

Exam Type Subject Questions Marks Duration
Objective Type General Studies & Mental Ability 150 150 1 Hours 30 Minutes

APPSC Group I Mains Exam Pattern

S. No Exam Type Papers Marks
1. Descriptive Type Test Paper I 150
2. Descriptive Type Test Paper II 150
3. Descriptive Type Test Paper III 150
4. Descriptive Type Test Paper IV 150
5. Descriptive Type Test Paper V 150
Total 750 Marks
Interview 75 Marks
Grand Total 825 Marks

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