APPSC Group 1 – Syllabus, Material, Books, Tips

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APPSC Group 1 Prelims and Mains, Interview Syllabus, Pattern,  Material, Books, Preparation Strategy, Notes, Guidance and Tips in Telugu and English Medium, all at this one single place.

APPSC Group 1 Services Exam is the most challenging and the prestigious exam in Andhra Pradesh. Group-1 Posts  include Deputy Collector (RDO), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Regional Transport Officer (RTO), Commercial Tax Officer (CTO), Municipal Commissioner, District Registrar etc. All these posts are highest entry-level jobs in the State.

APPSC Group 1 2016 Notification:

APPSC has released the much-awaited Group 1 2016 Notification on 31st December 2016 as a new year gift to the candidates. There are a total of 78 posts in this notification. Last date to apply is 30th january, 2017. Prelims exam is scheduled on 7th May, 2017. To download the official APPSC Group 1 2016 Notification, click here:

Group 1 Notification

APPSC Group -1 Syllabus and Exam Pattern:

APPSC Group -1 Exam has three stages. They are:

  1. Prelims Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Interview

Prelims exam is an objective type of exam, whereas Mains exam is a descriptive type. 

Prelims Syllabus and Pattern:

Group -1 Prelims exam is a screening test. It selects the candidates for the Mains exam.

Important Points of Prelims Exam:

  1. There are 150 objective questions in this exam.
  2. Total time duration for the exam is 150 minutes, i.e., two and half hours.
  3. Each question carries 1 mark. Thus, a total of 150 marks in this exam.
  4. There is negative marking in the exam. For each wrong answer marked, one-third mark would be reduced from the total.

Group -1 Prelims Syllabus can be broadly divided into following subjects:

  1. Current Affairs

  2. General Science

  3. Geography

  4. Indian History

  5. Indian Polity

  6. Indian Economy

  7. Environment

  8. Disaster Management

  9. Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh

  10. Aptitude and Reasoning

For detailed Group -1 Prelims Exam Syllabus, please click here:

Prelims Syllabus తెలుగులో

Prelims Syllabus in English

Mains Syllabus and Pattern:

APPSC Group -1 Mains exam is a descriptive type of exam. There are mainly 5 papers in this exam and one General English Qualifying Exam.

Each paper in this exam carries 150 marks. There are three sections in each of these papers.

Broadly, syllabus for APPSC Group -1 can be divided into following Categories.

Paper 1: General Essay

Paper 2: Indian History, Andhra Pradesh History and Indian Polity

Paper 3: Indian Economy and Andhra Pradesh Economy

Paper 4: Science & Technology, Life Sciences and Environment

Paper 5: Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and Passage Analysis.

Detailed Group -1 Mains Syllabus can be accessed from below:

Group -1 Mains Syllabus

APPSC Group 1 Strategy:

How to clear APPSC Group 1 Prelims exam? What strategy to be followed? How to prepare and what books to read for Group -1? All these questions are addressed in a separate detailed article. To access that important article, please click here:

How to prepare for Group -1 Prelims?

APPSC Group 1 Booklist:

Essential Books List for APPSC Group-1 Prelims Exam:

  1. NCERT Text Books 
  2. AP SCERT Text Books 
  3. R S Agarwal’s Quantitative Aptitude Book
  4. M. Laxmikanth’s Indian Polity
  5. CBSE Text Books on Disaster Management
  6. Daily News paper
  7. Good current affairs magazine
  8. NIOS Text books on Environment
  9. SmartPrep Material