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APPSC Group 1 Exam 2020: APPSC is the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission Exam. The Andhra Pradesh Govt. is the body that is responsible for conducting the APPSC Exams each year. The APPSC Group 1 Exam is conducted to recruit the officers in the A.P. State Government Departments. Through these services, the appointed officers serve society at large.

Update On APPSC Gr I 2019-20 Exam: The APPSC

Mains Exam 2019-20 was to be conducted in April 2020. But due to the COVID 19 Outbreak as well as the lockdown prevailing in the country, the exam is deferred till further notice. Earlier, they were scheduled to take place from February 4, 2020, onwards; later, the dates were revised to April 7, 2020.

APPSC Group 1 2020: Notification, Eligibility, Vacancy, Exam Date, Syllabus PDF_60.1

APPSC Group 1 2020 notification is not out yet. We will update the dates for APPSC Group 1 Prelims and Group 1 Mains 2020 once the official notification it out.

APPSC Group 1 2020: Highlights

APPSC Group 1 Exam 2020

Exam Name APPSC Group 1 Exam
Conducting Body Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission
Job Category Andhra Pradesh Govt. Jobs
Exam Frequency Once a year
Selection Process
  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
  3. Interview
Language English and Telugu
Exam Purpose To recruit the candidates for the executive and non-executive posts
Exam Centre Test centers across the Andhra Pradesh
Official Website https://psc.ap.gov.in

APPSC Group 1 Exam Date For 2019-20

Event Dates
Advt. No. 27/2018
APPSC Gr I 2019-20 Vacancy 169
(44 Carry Forward Vacancies +
125 Fresh Vacancies)
Online Application Starts from 07 Jan 2019
Last date for submission of Application Form 07 Feb 2019
Availability of Admit card 17 May 2019
Date of Screening Test 26 May 2019
Release Date of Answer Key 28 May 2019
Prelims Result 01 Nov 2019
Date of Mains exam 07-19 April 2020
Postponed

APPSC Group 1 Exam Date 2020

The date for APPSC Group 1 Exam 2020-21 is not announced yet. But, one can expect the notification to be out in November 2020. The dates will be updated on this site as soon as it is released officially.

APPSC Group 1 2020-21 Notification
APPSC Group 1 Events Important Dates
APPSC Group 1 2020 Notification October 2020(Tentative)
APPSC Group 1 application October 2020(Tentative)
APPSC Group 1 application closes November 2020(Tentative)
APPSC Group 1 prelims exam Jan 2021(Tentative)
APPSC Group 1 prelims result March 2021(Tentative)
APPSC Group 1 main exam June 2021(Tentative)
APPSC Group 1 main exam result September 2021(Tentative)
APPSC Group 1 Interview October 2021(Tentative)
APPSC Group 1 Result 2020 November 2021(Tentative)

APPSC Group 1 2020: Posts & Vacancy

The APPSC Group 1 Exam is conducted to recruit eligible and dynamic candidates into the various departments of Andhra Pradesh Govt. We have listed the posts/services for which the APPSC Group 1 Recruitment is done.

The vacancy for the following posts will be updated here when the APPSC Official Notification is released for 2020-21.

Post Code Name of Post Service
1 Deputy Collector Andhra Pradesh Civil Service
2 Assistant Commissioner AP State Tax Service
3 Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat -2) AP Police Service
4 Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Men) AP Jail Service
5 District Fire Officer AP Fire Service
6 Asst Treasury Officer/Asst Accounts Officer AP Treasury and Accounts Service
7 Regional Transport Officer AP Transport Service
8 Asst Prohibition & Excise Superintendent AP Excise Service
9 Mandal Parishad Development Officer AP Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Service
10 District Registrar AP Registration Service
11 District Employment Officer AP Employment Exchange Service
12 Deputy Registrar AP Cooperative Service
13 District Tribal Welfare Officer AP Tribal Welfare Service
14 District Social Welfare Officer AP Social Welfare Service
15 District BC Welfare Officer AP BC Welfare Service
16 District Panchayat Officer AP Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Service
17 Municipal Commissioner Grade-II AP Municipal Administration Services
18 Administrative Officer/Lay Secretary and Treasurer Grade-II AP Medical and Health (Administration) Service
19 Asst Audit Officer AP State Audit Service

APPSC Group 1 2020: Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must be of sound health, active habits, and free from any bodily defect or infirmity rendering him / her unfit for such service. The minimum qualification is that the candidates must be a  graduate from the any recognized university of India.

Educational Qualification

There are some posts which require additional qualifications. Check the special educational qualifications as mentioned below.

District Fire Officers 

Degree in Engineering (Fire) of any University recognized by the UGC or any other equivalent qualifications. Provided that if no candidates with B.E (Fire) qualifications are available, candidates with the Degree in any discipline will be considered.

Assistant Treasury Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer

A degree in Commerce or Economics or Mathematics of a University Recognised by the UGC with at least a 2nd class in the subject, or A Chartered Accountants of the United Kingdom or India or an incorporated Accountant (London)

For Rest of the posts

Must possess a bachelor’s Degree of any University in India.

Physical Requirements

Post Code Category Physical Requirement
For Post Code No. 03 to 05 General Height: Minimum of 167.6 Cms.
Chest: At least 86.3 Cms. (Full Expansion) with a chest expansion of at least 5 Cms.
S.T. Height: At least 164 Cms.Chest: At least 83.8 Cms. (Full Expansion)with a chest expansion of at least 5 Cms.
For Post Code No. 03 (Women) Height: At least 152.5 Cms.
Weight: Not less than 45.5 Kg
Chest: At least 86.3 Cms. round the chest on full expansion, with a chest expansion of at least 5 Cms.
For Post Code No. 08 Men Height: At least 165 Cms.
Chest: At least  86 Cms. round the Chest on full expansion, with a chest expansion of at least 5 Cms.

For Post Sode No. 03 & 05:
Vision:
 The candidate’s eyesight will be tested per the following rules. The result of each test will be recorded.

Further, two eye tests will be done for testing any abnormality in the candidate’s eye.

Age Limit for APPSC Group 1 Exam

Post Code Name of Post Age Limit
1 Deputy Collector 18 to 42 yrs.
2 Assistant Commissioner
3 Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat -2) 21 to 28 yrs.
4 Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Men) 18 to 28 yrs.
5 District Fire Officer 21 to 26 yrs.
6 Asst Treasury Officer/Asst Accounts Officer 18 to 42 yrs
7 Regional Transport Officer
8 Asst Prohibition & Excise Superintendent 18 to 26 yrs.
9 Mandal Parishad Development Officer 18 to 42 yrs
10 District Registrar
11 District Employment Officer
12 Deputy Registrar
13 District Tribal Welfare Officer
14 District Social Welfare Officer
15 District BC Welfare Officer
16 District Panchayat Officer
17 Municipal Commissioner Grade-II
18 Administrative Officer/Lay Secretary &
Treasurer Grade-II
19 Asst Audit Officer
Age relaxation in APPSC Group1 Exam
Sl. No. Category of  Candidate Relaxation to Upper Age Limit
1 SC, ST and Backward Classes 5 years
2 Physically Handicapped persons 10 years
3 Ex-Servicemen 3 years + Service Period
4 A.P. State Government Employee Up to a maximum of 5 Years
based on the length of regular service.

APPSC Group 1 Notification 2020: Exam Fee

Category Application
Processing Fee
Exam Fee
Unreserved Rs.250 Rs. 120
SC, ST, BC, PH & Ex-Service Men R.250 Exempted
Families having Household Supply
White Card issued by Civil Supplies
Department, A.P. Government.
(Residents of Andhra Pradesh)
Rs.250 Exempted
Un-employed youth as per G.O.Ms.No.439, G.A (Ser- A) Dept. Rs.250 Exempted

How To Apply For APPSC Group 1 Exam 2020?

For applying to any APPSC exam, candidates have to follow the steps given below:

  • Go to the official website, or click on the link given below.
  • Complete One-Time-Profile-Registration (OTPR) process.
  • On the page that opens up, click on New Registration for Direct Recruitment.
  • The candidates will have to enter the following information: Aadhaar Details, Basic Details, Address Details,  Educational Qualifications, Photo and Signature Upload, etc.
  • Review the entered information carefully and click on Submit.
  • The Reference Id will be generated and displayed on a screen.
  • Go to Login page and enter your credentials
  • Fill the details asked in the form and verify them
  • Submit the application and complete the payment process.
  • After payment is successful, the payment reference id will be generated
  • Submit the form and save/print the application receipt.
  • Use the application receipt for any future reference/correspondence.

APPSC Group 1 2020: Selection Process

Like the UPSC IAS Exam, the APPSC conducts the APPSC Group 1 exam in the following three stages.

  • Prelims Exam: This stage is used to filter out the candidates to be selected for the next stage.
  • Mains Exam: It is the merit deciding round.
  • Interview: It tests the thorough knowledge of the candidates of their expertise subject.

The candidates will have to clear each stage of the exam to be eligible to be recruited as an APPSC Group 1 Officer.

APPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern

The Exam Pattern for APPSC Group 1 Exam 2020 is explained below.

APPSC Group 1 Prelims Exam Pattern

  1. The APPSC Prelims Exam will have two papers.
  2. All the questions will be objective in nature.
  3. There will be 120 questions in each paper.
  4. Both the papers will be of 120 marks each.
  5. Each Paper will be of 2 Hours.
  6. For each wrong answer, there will be a penalty of 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question.
Paper Number of Questions/
Duration
Marks
Paper 1
A.History and Culture.
B. Constitution polity, Social Justice and
International relations.
C. Indian and Andhra Pradesh Economy
and Planning.
D. Geography
120 Questions
120 Minutes
120
Paper 2
A. General Mental Ability,
Administrative and Psychological
Abilities.
B. (i) Science and Technologies.
(ii) Current events of Regional, National
and International importance
120 Questions
120 Minutes
120

APPSC Group 1 Mains Exam Pattern

  1. The APPSC Group 1 Mains Exam will have 7 papers.
  2. All the paper for APPSC Group 1 Mains Exam will be Descriptive in nature.
  3. Paper in Telugu and Paper in English will be of qualifying in nature.
  4. Each paper will be of 150 Marks.
  5. Each paper will be of 150 Marks each.
Paper Duration Marks
Paper in Telugu 180 Minutes 150
Paper in English 180 Minutes 150
Paper 1
General Essay – on contemporary themes and
issues of regional, national and international
importance.
180 Minutes 150
Paper 2
History and Cultural and Geography of India
and Andhra Pradesh
180 Minutes 150
Paper 3
Polity, constitution, Governance, Law and
Ethics
180 Minutes 150
Paper 4
Economy and Development of India and
Andhra Pradesh
180 Minutes 150
Paper 5
Science, Technology and Environmental Issues
180 Minutes 150
Interview 75
TOTAL MARKS 825

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APPSC Group 1 2020 Exam Centers

The APSCC Group 1 Preliminary Examination (Screening Test) will be held on the following centers

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

Note: The applicant may choose the Test center from above with three preferences. However, the Commission reserves the right to allot the applicant to any center of examination depending on the availability of the resources.

The APPSC Group 1 Mains (Conventional Type) Examination will be held at the following Four Centres only

  1. Visakhapatnam
  2. Vijayawada
  3. Tirupati
  4. Ananthapur

APPSC Group 1 Exam 2020: Salary

Post Code Name of Post Scale of Pay
1 Deputy Collector Rs 40,270 – Rs 93,780
2 Assistant Commissioner Rs 40,270 – Rs 93,780
3 Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat -2) Rs 40,270 – Rs 93,780
4 Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Men) Rs 37,100 – Rs 91,450
5 District Fire Officer Rs 37,100 – Rs 91,450
6 Asst Treasury Officer/Asst Accounts Officer Rs 35,120 – Rs 87,130
7 Regional Transport Officer Rs 37,100 – Rs 91,450
8 Asst Prohibition & Excise Superintendent Rs 35,120 – Rs 87,130
9 Mandal Parishad Development Officer Rs 35,120 – Rs 87,130
10 District Registrar Rs 37,100 – Rs 91,450
11 District Employment Officer Rs 35,120 – Rs 87,130
12 Deputy Registrar Rs 37,100 – Rs 91,450
13 District Tribal Welfare Officer Rs 37,100 – Rs 91,450
14 District Social Welfare Officer Rs 37,100 – Rs 91,450
15 District BC Welfare Officer Rs 37,100 – Rs 91,450
16 District Panchayat Officer Rs 37,100 – Rs 91,450
17 Municipal Commissioner Grade-II Rs 35,120 – Rs 87,130
18 Administrative Officer/Lay Secretary and Treasurer Grade-II Rs 35,120 – Rs 87,130
19 Assistant Audit Officer Rs 35,120 – Rs 87,130

APPSC Group 1 Exam 2020: Admit Card

The Admit Card for the APPSC Group 1 Exam is released 10 days before the exam date. Separate admit cards will be issued for each stage of the exam.

APPSC Contact Details

The APPSC Contact details are as follows:

  • Official Website: https://psc.ap.gov.in/
  • Phone Number: 0866-2527820 and 0866-2527821
  • Address: APPSC Office, New Government Offices Building 2nd Floor, MG Road (Bandhar Road), Opposite Indira Gandhi Municipal Complex, Vijayawada – 520010, AP
  • Composition of commission: Chairman + 9 members
  • Current Chairman: Dr. Uday Bhaskar

APPSC Group 1 Notification 2020: FAQ’s

When will the notification for the APPSC Group 1 Exam 2020 be released?
Ans. APPSC Group 1 Exam 2020 will be released in October 2020 (tentative)

What is the exam pattern for APPSC Group 1 Exam 2020?
Ans. There will be three stages of APPSC Group 1 Exam: Prelims, Mains and Interview.

Is there negative marking for APPSC Group 1 Exam?
Ans. Yes, there will be a negative marking of 1/3rd for every incorrect answer in the APPSC Prelims Exam.

What is the marking scheme for APPSC Group 1 Exam?
Ans. APPSC Group 1 Prelims Exam will have two papers each of 120 Marks, Mains will have 7 papers each of 150 marks and the interview will carry 75 marks.

What is the application fee for APPSC Group I Exam?
Ans. The General Candidates must pay Rs. 250/- towards application processing fee and Rs 120/-  towards examination fee. Certain categories will have to pay Rs. 250/- only.

 

 

 

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