APPSC Group 1 Exam Date- Overview, Exam Date, Selection Process

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) releases the Group 1 2022 recruitment notification. The board conducts these annual recruitments to fill the vacant posts in various Government departments throughout the state. The recruitment notification will be available on the official website of the commission. This article will give you information about the APPSC- Group 1 Exam Date, Selection process, Examination pattern and syllabus, how to download your Admit cards, and tips for a hassle-free examination experience.

APPSC Group 1 Exam: Overview 

Name of the Examination APPSC Group 1 Examination 
Examination conducting Body Public Service Commission of Andhra Pradesh
Mode of the Examination Offline (Screening Examination) and online (Main Examination)
Frequency of the 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 PaperEnglish and Telugu
Total Cities for the examination Test centers across the state of Andhra Pradesh
Purpose of the examination To recruit the candidates for the executive and non-executive posts under Andhra Pradesh Government.
Official Website
Examination Helpdesk0866-2527820,0866-2527821

APPSC Group 1 Exam Date And Other Important 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 Recruitment 2022 Selection Process

 The selection process has three stages. The stages are given below:

  • Stage 1- APPSC Preliminary Examination: The first stage is the preliminary examination. It has two papers- General Studies and Aptitude Test. If the candidate passes the examination, he/ she will be eligible to take the Mains examination.
  • Stage 2- APPSC Mains Examination: The second stage is the Mains examination. In this examination, the candidates appear for 7 papers of which 2 papers are qualifying in nature- language papers- English and Telugu. The shortlisted candidates are selected for the interview round (the last stage of the selection process).
  • Stage 3- APPSC Interview: The last stage of the selection process is the interview round. If the candidate clears the interview, he/ she will undergo a few months of training before working full term.

APPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern

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

ParticularsPaper I – General StudiesPaper-II – General Aptitude
No. of questions120 questions120 questions
Nature of the questionsObjective Type (Multiple Choice Questions)Objective Type (Multiple Choice Questions)
Duration of the 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

APPSC- Mains Examination Pattern Subject-wise

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration 
English3 questions each of 50 marks150 marks3 hours (180 Minutes)
Telugu3 questions each of 50 marks150 marks3 hours (180 Minutes)
Paper-1 General Essay3 questions each of 50 marks150 marks3 hours (180 Minutes)
Paper-II History, Culture, and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh15 questions each of 10 marks150 marks3 hours (180 Minutes)
Paper-III Polity, Constitution, Governance, Law, and Ethics15 questions each of 10 marks150 marks3 hours (180 Minutes)
Paper-IV Economy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh15 questions each of 10 marks150 marks3 hours (180 Minutes)
Paper-V Science & Technology15 questions each of 10 marks150 marks3 hours (180 Minutes)

APPSC Interview 2022

The candidates who clear the Mains examination will be called for the interview. The interview is 75 marks. Candidates qualifying for the interview round will be selected for the final recruitment.

APPSC Preliminary Examination Syllabus

Paper 1 – General StudiesPaper 2 – General Aptitude
History & CultureGeneral Mental & Psychological Abilities
Constitution, Social Justice, Polity, and International RelationsScience & Technology
Indian & Andhra Pradesh Economy and PlanningCurrent Events of Regional, National & International importance

APPSC Mains Examination Syllabus

The Mains Examination has two qualifying papers and five merit-ranking papers.

The APPSC syllabus for Group 1 Mains is:

Syllabus For APPSC Mains Qualifying Papers

PaperImportant Topics
English (SSC Standard)Essay, Letter Writing, Press Release, Report Writing, Writing on Visual Information, Formal Speech, Precis Writing, Reading Comprehension, English Grammar, Translation
Telugu (SSC Standard)Essay, Elaborate thought of Verse/Poetic, Precis Writing, Comprehension, Formal Speech, Statement Preparation, Letter Writing, Debate Writing ,Application Writing, Report Writing, Dialogue Skills, Translation, Telugu Grammar

Syllabus For APPSC Mains Merit Ranking Papers

PaperImportant Topics
Paper 1 – General Essay (Degree Standard)Three Essays of about 800 words each
Paper 2 – History, Culture, and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh (Degree Standard)History and Culture of IndiaHistory and Culture of Andhra PradeshGeography: IndiaGeography: Andhra Pradesh
Paper 3 – Polity, Constitution, Governance, Law, and Ethics (Degree Standard)Indian Polity and Constitution
Public Administration and Governance
Ethics in Public Service and Knowledge of Law (Civil, Criminal, Labour, Cyber, Tax Laws)
Paper 4 – Economy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh (Degree Standard)Major Challenges of Indian Economy, Resource Mobilization in Indian Economy, Resource Mobilization in Andhra Pradesh, Government Budgeting, Government Budgeting in Andhra Pradesh, Inclusive Growth, Agricultural Development, Agriculture Development in Andhra Pradesh, Industrial Development and Policy, Industrial Policy of the AP Government, Infrastructure in India, Infrastructure Development in Andhra Pradesh
Paper 5 – Science and Technology (Degree Standard)ICTCurrent Affairs, Environment, Development v/s Nature, Space, energy etc.

Examination Centers

Preliminary Examination Centres

  • Srikakulam, Eluru, Kakinada, Vijayawada, Kadapa, Tirupathi, Guntur, Ongole, Nellore, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Anantapur, and Kurnool

Main Exam Centres

  • Visakhapatnam, Tirupathi, Ananthapur, and Vijayawada.

APPSC Group 1 Notification 2022: Important Points

  • The admit card will be released by the commission 7 days before the examination.
  • Marks for the APPSC Group 1 Preliminary examination will be published on the official website- after the examination.
  • The Telugu and the English paper are qualifying in nature in the APPSC Group 1 Mains Examination.
  • The medium of all papers will be English/ Telugu/ Urdu, except for the qualifying papers.
  • Minimum qualifying marks for Telugu and English for each paper is: 
CategoryMinimum qualifying marks
OC40 percent
Scheduled Caste (SC)30 percent 
Scheduled Tribes (ST)30 percent
Physically Handicapped (PH)30 percent
Backward Classes (BC)34 percent

APPSC Group 1 Admit Card 2022

The APPSC Group 1 Admit Card for the Preliminary examination will be released by the commission on its official website. The Admit Card will be made available 7 days prior to the exam. Candidates can follow the below-given step to download their Admit cards:

Step 1: Visit the official website of the Public Service Commission of Andhra Pradesh.

Step 2: Under the Announcements, search for APPSC Exam Admit Card 2022.

Step 3: Click on the link.

Step 4: Enter the OTPR ID and the password. The APPSC Group 1 Admit Card will be displayed on your screen.

Step 5: Download the Admit card and save it to your computer.

Step 6: Take a printout for future use.

Details Mentioned On The APPSC Admit Card:

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Photograph of the candidate
  • Roll Number
  • Gender
  • Date of the Examination 
  • Examination time
  • Examination Centre
  • Father’s or Mother’s Name
  • Signature of Candidate
  • Essential Instructions for the Exam

Important Documents To Be Carried On The Examination Day:

Candidates must carry the following documents in original as they will be verified. Below are the important document you must carry.

  • Admit Card
  • Photo Identity proof: 
    • -Adhaar card
    • – PAN card
    • -Driver’s License
    • – Voter’s ID
  • Two recent passport size coloured photographs.

List Of Things Not Allowed In The Examination Hall

  • Mobile phone
  • Calculators
  • Smartwatches
  • Laptops
  • Books and sheets
  • Any other electronic gadget


The commission has not released the Group 1 2022 recruitment yet, It is expected to conduct the examination sometime in March 2022. Download the syllabus. Go through it carefully. Buy the relevant books and go through them. Retain the information. Also revise regularly. Remember that hard work always pays. 

FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions:

When will the APPSC Group 1 Admit Card 2022 be released?

The Admit Card will be released 7 days before the examination.

When will the APPSC Group 1 examination be conducted?

The commission has not released the date for the Group 1 examination yet. The APPSC Preliminary examination is expected to be conducted sometime in March 2022.

Is negative marking done in the APPSC-Group 1 examination?

Yes, negative marking is applicable in the APPSC- Group 1 examination.


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