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 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|
|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|
APPSC Group 1 Exam Date For 2019-20
|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|
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.
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.
|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.|
|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|
|11||District Employment Officer|
|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 &
|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
|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)
|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
- The APPSC Prelims Exam will have two papers.
- All the questions will be objective in nature.
- There will be 120 questions in each paper.
- Both the papers will be of 120 marks each.
- Each Paper will be of 2 Hours.
- For each wrong answer, there will be a penalty of 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question.
|Paper||Number of Questions/
A.History and Culture.
B. Constitution polity, Social Justice and
C. Indian and Andhra Pradesh Economy
A. General Mental Ability,
Administrative and Psychological
B. (i) Science and Technologies.
(ii) Current events of Regional, National
and International importance
APPSC Group 1 Mains Exam Pattern
- The APPSC Group 1 Mains Exam will have 7 papers.
- All the paper for APPSC Group 1 Mains Exam will be Descriptive in nature.
- Paper in Telugu and Paper in English will be of qualifying in nature.
- Each paper will be of 150 Marks.
- Each paper will be of 150 Marks each.
|Paper in Telugu||180 Minutes||150|
|Paper in English||180 Minutes||150|
General Essay – on contemporary themes and
issues of regional, national and international
History and Cultural and Geography of India
and Andhra Pradesh
Polity, constitution, Governance, Law and
Economy and Development of India and
Science, Technology and Environmental Issues
APPSC Group 1 2020 Exam Centers
The APSCC Group 1 Preliminary Examination (Screening Test) will be held on the following centers
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
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.