APPSC Group 1 Answer Key- Overview, Answer Key, Important Dates

The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission annually releases the Group 1 recruitments. This is the year the Commission is expected to release the notification for recruitment in January 2022. These recruitments are held to fill in various state govt. departments. The notification will be released on the official website and aspiring candidates can avail it from there. The preliminary examination for this recruitment is expected to be conducted in March 2022. This article will give you details about the APPSC Group 1 Answer Key and other important information.

APPSC Group 1 Exam: Overview 

Name of the Examination APPSC Group 1 Examination 
Examination conducting Body Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission
Mode of Examination Offline (Screening Exam) and online( Main Exam)
Frequency of examination Once a year
Level of Examination State Level (Andhra Pradesh) Examination 
Registration Fee250+120= 370 (Rs.250 for the reserved category candidates)
Language of the PaperEnglish and Telugu
Total Cities for the examination Test centers across the state of Andhra Pradesh
Purpose of the examTo recruit the candidates for the executive and non-executive posts under Andhra Pradesh Government.
Official Website
Examination Helpdesk0866-2527820,0866-2527821

APPSC Group 1 Notification 2022: Important Dates

Description Expected Dates
Starting date of the application process 1st week of January 2022
The last date for submission of the application 4th week of January 2022
Last date for fee payment4th week of January 2022
Release of Hall Ticket1 week before the exam
Preliminary examination date2nd week of March 2022
Mains examination date2nd week of June 2022

APPSC Group 1 Answer Key

The commission releases the Answer key for all the papers of the Group 1 recruitment examination. The Answer key is released before the announcements of the APPSC Group 1 examination results. The answer keys are available on the official website of the commission. They are made available in order to enable the candidates to compare their answers with those in the Answer keys to get an estimate of their overall performance and expected marks. In case a candidate has an objection regarding an answer/ answers in the official answer key, they can raise an objection. The candidates shall E-mail his/ her name, registration number, and representation of the answer from his/ her registered e-mail address.  The candidates can avail other details about the answer key and the process to raise an objection from the answer key notice.

APPSC Group 1 Examination Pattern

The APPSC Preliminary examination is divided into 2 papers: General Studies and General Aptitude. Each paper has 120 questions. Each question carries 1 mark. 

ParticularsPaper I – General StudiesPaper-II – General Aptitude
No. of questions120 questions120 questions
Nature of the questionsObjective Type (MCQs)Objective Type (MCQs)
Duration of examination 2 hours (120 minutes)2 hours (120 minutes)
Maximum Marks120 marks120 marks
Negative Marking1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question
Name of the SectionsHistory and Culture – 30 marks
Constitution, Social Justice, and International Relations – 30 marks
Indian Economy and Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning – 30 marks
Geography – 30 marks
General Mental Ability and Administrative and Psychological Abilities – 60 marks
Science and Technology – 30 marks
Current Events of Regional, National and International importance – 30 marks

Calculating Estimated Marks From APPSC Group 1 Answer Key

The APPSC Group 1 preliminary examination had a multiple-choice question paper. All questions carry 1 mark each. Negative marking is applicable for every wrong answer. For each incorrect answer or multiple answers to one question, 1/3 of the marks will be deducted. No negative marking is done for unanswered questions. Once the answer key is released, the candidates can use it to calculate the marks and predict their tentative score. The candidates must follow the steps mentioned below to calculate their estimated marks.

Step 1: Check your answers with the answer key provided by the commission.

Step 2:  Multiply the sum of correct answers with 1

Step 3: Multiply the sum of wrong answers with 0.33

Step 4: Deduct the sum of step 2 from step 1. The remaining is your estimated score.


The commission is expected to conduct the APPSC Group 1 Preliminary Examination sometime in March 2022. The Notification is expected to be released in January 2022. You must become earnest about your preparation and revision. You must be already well prepared for the examination. Continue your preparation as you have been doing already. Your hard work and diligence will certainly make your dream come true. 


Does APPSC release the APPSC Group 1 Answer Key?

Yes, the Public Service Commission of Andhra Pradesh will release the answer key for the APPSC Group 1 examination on its official website.

When will the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission release the APPSC Group 1 Answer Key?

APPSC will release the answer key soon after the examination is concluded. The commission will put up the answer key on its official website for the students to check and evaluate their answers/ scores.

Will the result be calculated based on the APPSC Group 1 Answer Key?

Yes, based on the answer key, the final results are generated


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