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Scheme of Group 1 Exam

Group 1 Examination is a 3-step process which includes the following –

  • +Preliminary Examination

    There will be a Screening Test (Objective type) comprising General Studies and Mental Ability. This test is meant for short-listing the number of candidates to be admitted to the Written (Conventional Type) Examination. The number of candidates to be admitted to the Written examination (conventional type) would be 50 times to the vacancies available at material time irrespective of Communities.

    General Studies includes –

    Indian History

    Indian Economy

    Indian Polity

    Indian Geography

    A.P. History

    A.P. Economy

    A.P. Geography

    World Geography

    General Knowledge

    General Science

    Current Affairs

    Disaster Management

    Other Details –

    Number of Questions – 150 MCQs (Objective Type of Questions)

    Duration – 150 minutes

    Maximum Marks – 150

    Screening Test – Qualifying only. Marks are not counted in the final ranking.

  • +Mains Examination

    All those who have qualified in the Prelims examination will be admitted to write the Mains Examination.

    Mains Examination is a Descriptive type of examination.

    Mains Examination includes 6 Compulsory Papers.

    General English –

    Total Marks – 150

    Duration – 3 hrs.

    Only Qualifying.

    Qualifying marks are – 60 out of 150 for OCs, 52.5 out of 150 for BCs and 45 out of 150 for SC/ST/PH.

    Marks will not be counted in final ranking.

    Paper will be of SSC standard.

    Paper 1 – General Essay

    Total Marks – 150

    Duration – 3 hrs.

    Total Number of Questions – 9 out of which 3 have to be answered (Internal choice of 1 out of 3 will be given).

    The Paper is divided into 3 Sections each consisting of 50 Marks.

    Section 1 – Crisis Management, Social Problems

    Section 2 – Current Events of National & International importance

    Section 3 – Current Events relating to A.P.

    Paper 2 –

    Total Marks – 150

    Duration – 3 hrs.

    Total Number of Questions – 30 out of which 15 have to be answered (Internal Choice will be given).

    Each Question carries 10 Marks.

    Paper is divided into 3 Sections, each section containing 50 marks.

    Section 1 – Indian History

    Section 2 – A.P. History

    Section 3 – Constitution of India (Indian Polity)

    Each Section is divided into 5 Units each unit containing 10 Marks.

    In each Unit 2 Questions will be given and the candidate has to answer one among them.

    Paper 3 –

    Total Marks – 150

    Duration – 3 hrs.

    Total Number of Questions – 30 out of which 15 have to be answered (Internal Choice will be given).

    Each Question carries 10 Marks.

    Paper is divided into 3 Sections, each section containing 50 marks.

    Section 1 – Indian Economy

    Section 2 – Land Reforms in & Social changes in A.P. after independence.

    Section 3 – A.P. Economy

    Each Section is divided into 5 Units each unit containing 10 Marks.

    In each Unit 2 Questions will be given and the candidate has to answer one among them.

    Paper 4 –

    Total Marks – 150

    Duration – 3 hrs.

    Total Number of Questions – 30 out of which 15 have to be answered (Internal Choice will be given).

    Each Question carries 10 Marks.

    Paper is divided into 3 Sections, each section containing 50 marks.

    Section 1 – The role and impact of Science & Technology in the development of India with emphasis on the applied aspects

    Section 2 – General awareness with the modern trends in life sciences.

    Section 3 – Development and Environmental Problems.

    Each Section is divided into 5 Units each unit containing 10 Marks.

    In each Unit 2 Questions will be given and the candidate has to answer one among them.

    Paper 5 –

    Total Marks – 150

    Duration – 3 hrs.

    Total Number of Questions – 25 out of which 15 have to be answered (Internal Choice will be given for Section 1 & 2).

    Each Question carries 10 Marks.

    Paper is divided into 3 Sections, each section containing 50 marks.

    Section 1 – Data application and interpretation using ratios, percentages and averages.

    Section 2 – Drawing conclusions from given data, Sequence and series, coding and decoding.

    Section 3 – Passage analysis. (There is no choice in this Section)

    Each Section is divided into 5 Units each unit containing 10 Marks.

    In each Unit of Sections 1 & 2, two Questions will be given and the candidate has to answer one among them. In Section 3, 5 Passages will be given and the candidate has to answer the Questions based on the passage given.

    TOTAL MARKS FOR MAINS EXAM – 750

    Merit List will be prepared based on the Marks obtained in the Mains Exam out of 750 and the candidates will be called for Interview in 1:2 ratio after applying reservations. That is, for every 1 post in the notification, 2 members will be called for interview.

  • +Interview

    Interview (or) Oral Test will be for 75 Marks.

    TOTAL MARKS after Interview – 825.

    The Final Merit list will be prepared for 825 Marks after applying reservations. This will be usually displayed in the Notice Board at APPSC Office and the APPSC website on the last day of the Interviews.

    Based on the preferences opted by the candidates, the Selection List will be announced a week after the Interviews are completed.

The papers except General English may be answered in English or Telugu or Urdu chosen by the candidates. However, a candidate is not permitted to write part of the paper in English and part of it in Telugu or Urdu.

Candidates must appear for all the papers in Main examination and Oral test, who qualified for the same. Absence in any of the above will be liable for disqualification.

Hall Tickets for admission to the Written Examination (Screening Test and Main) will be hosted in the Commission’s website www.apspsc.gov.in. The Candidates have to download the same.There is no need to submit separate application for this purpose. After Written (Conventional Type) Examination, eligible candidates will be called for Interview at the ratio of 1:2 with reference to the number of vacancies.

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