APPSC Group 1 Eligibility- Overview, Eligibility Criteria

The APPSC Group 1 Exam is conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission for various posts such as Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Superintendent of Jails, Deputy Collectors, Deputy Superintendent of Police, etc. The exam is conducted in three stages – The Prelims, Mains, and the Interview stage. Candidates must be clear about the APPSC Group 1 Eligibility before applying for the exam. If they do not meet the eligibility requirements their application for the exam will get rejected.

APPSC Group 1 Exam: Overview

In the table below, we’ve provided a quick overview of the APPSC Group 1 Exam.

Exam NameAPPSC Group 1 Exam
Name of the postVarious posts like Deputy Collectors, District Fire Officers, Deputy Superintendent of Jails,  Regional Transport Officers, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Superintendent of Police,  Assistant Treasury Officers.
EligibilityCitizenship, Character and Antecedents, Educational Qualification, Age Limit, Physical Fitness
Stages of APPSC Group 1 ExamPrelims, Mains, and the Interview Stage
Notification released on9/10/2021
Number of vacancies35 carried forward 155 fresh
Last date of applying11/11/2021
Official Website

APPSC Group 1 Eligibility

The Eligibility criteria for the APPSC Group 1 exam contain the age requirements, physical requirements, eye vision tests, and educational qualifications. All of these have been given below in detail –

Age Requirement In Eligibility

The age requirements are given below-

Group I Age Requirements

The required age groups are specified in the table below based on the postcodes. Candidates must double-check their postcodes.

01, 02, 06, 07, and 09-1918-42 years
03 and 0421-28 years
0521-26 years
0818-26 years

The detailed list of the postcodes given above has been given in the following table-

Post CodePosition of the person APPSC Group 1 age Limit
1Deputy Collector18-42
2Assistant Commissioner18-42
3Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat -2)21-28
4Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Men)18-28
5District Fire Officer21-26
6Asst Treasury Officer/Asst Accounts Officer18-42
7Regional Transport Officer18-42
8Assistant Prohibition & Excise Superintendent18-26
9Mandal Parishad Development Officer18-42
10District Registrar18-42
11District Employment Officer18-42
12Deputy Registrar18-42
13District Tribal Welfare Officer18-42
14District Social Welfare Officer18-42
15District BC Welfare Officer18-42
16District Panchayat Officer18-42
17Municipal Commissioner Grade-II18-42
18Administrative Officer/Lay Secretary and Treasurer Grade-II18-42
19Asst Audit Officer18-42

Relaxation Of The Age Limit

The age relaxation is the same for each group and post, as shown below.

Candidate CategorisationRelaxation of the Maximum Age
SC, ST, and Backward Classes5 years
Physically Handicapped persons10 years
Ex-Servicemen3 years Service Period
A.P. State Government EmployeeBased on the length of regular service, up to a maximum of 5 years.

Physical Requirement 

Group I Physical Requirements

The physical requirements for group I positions are outlined here.

Post CodeCategoryPhysical Requirement
For Postal Codes 03 to 05GeneralHeight Requirement: 167.6 cm
Chest criteria: A minimum chest expansion of 5 cm is required, as is a minimum of 86.3 cm around the chest.
For Postal Codes 03 to 05S.T.Height Requirement: 164 cm
Chest criteria: A minimum chest expansion of 5 cm is required, as is a minimum of 83.8 cm around the chest.
For Postal Code 03Women152.5 cm is the minimum height
Weight: at least 45.5 kg.
For Postal Code 08MenHeight Requirement: 165 cm
Chest criteria: A minimum chest expansion of 5 cm is required, as well as a minimum circumference of 86 cm around the chest.

Note: All applicants will undergo two eye examinations to determine whether or not they have any abnormalities in their eyes.

Eye Vision

  • When tested by any movement, each eye must have a full field of vision.
  • Candidates with a squint or any other morbid condition of the eyes or the eyelids of either eye may be rejected.
  • Each eye is examined separately, and candidates must keep both eyes open during this test.
  • If candidates are unable to distinguish the primary colors, they will not be rejected but will be noted and the candidates will be notified.

Education Qualifications 

Each position has its own set of educational requirements. We’ve listed the details for some of the posts below. Candidates must examine the whole qualifying requirements of APPSC Exams to learn about the rest.

Name of the PostQualifications in Education
A.P. Fire Service District Fire OfficersAspirants must hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering from a recognized university (Fire). If the applicants do not have a B.E. (Fire) degree, any degree that is equivalent will be considered.
A.P. Treasury & Accounts Service Asst. Treasury Officer/Asst. Accounts OfficerInterested candidates must hold a degree in Economics, Mathematics, or Commerce from a UGC-accredited university with a minimum grade of 2nd class in the subject. Aside from that, candidates may be Chartered Accountants in the United Kingdom or India, or incorporated Accountants (London).
A.P. Social Welfare Service District Social Welfare OfficerCandidates must have received a bachelor’s from an authorized Indian university or from a University Grants Commission-affiliated institution under the State Act or Central Act or Provincial Act. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in social work or sociology are also eligible to apply for this position.

All of the above-given requirements must be fulfilled by the candidates for applying for the various posts under the APPSC Group 1 Exam.


We hope that this article will give you the relevant information about the APPSC Group 1 Eligibility in detail including the age limit, physical requirements, and Educational QualificationsFor any queries, contact us at Oliveboard. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the basic things required for APPSC Group 1 position?

The candidate should have a basic understanding of Andhra Pradesh’s culture and traditions.

Is there any way for the Commission to relax the upper age limit in the APPSC Group 1 Eligibility?

Yes, the commission can relax the upper age limit. However, different relaxations will be given as per different categories.

Is it necessary for a candidate to have a postgraduate degree in the APPSC Group 1 Eligibility to apply for APPSC Group 1 exam?

No, a candidate does not need to be a postgraduate degree. However, a graduation degree is a must for every candidate.

How many exams are conducted by APPSC?

APPSC conducts various exams each year to recruit candidates for different services.
Some of the exams are
APPSC Group 1 Exam
APPSC Group 2 Exam


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