APPSC Group 1 Notification 2018, Syllabus, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Date

APPSC Group 1 Notification 2018 & Apply Online : APPSC Group 1 notification 2018 will be released by APPSC on its official website by December 2018. Group I 2018 APPSC number (No.) of vacancies are 182 for the posts of deputy collectors, commercial tax officer etc. Interested candidates are required to check eligibility criteria, Apply online, APPSC group 1 syllabus, APPSC group 1 2018 exam date, admit card, results and exam pattern.

APPSC Group 1

  1. Notification
  2. Vacancies
  3. Eligibility
  4. Age Limit
  5. Qualification
  6. Application Fee
  7. Application Form
  8. Apply Online
  9. Online Application
  10. Exam Pattern
  11. Syllabus
  12. Hall Tickets
  13. Results

APPSC Group 1 Quick Look

Recruitment conducted byAndhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC)
Official notification released onDecember 2018
Post namesDeputy Collectors/Commercial Tax Officers etc.
Essential QualificationBachelor’s degree/PG in Law/PG in Social Work
Apply MediumOnline
Application Form starting dateDecember 2018
Application Form submission Last dateJanuary 2018
Job TypeAdministrative
Job PlaceWithin the Andhra Pradesh
Admit CardNotified soon
Exam dateNotified soon
ResultNotified soon
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APPSC Group 1 Notification 2018

The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission also called as APPSC, is all ready to announce APPSC Group-I examination 2018 notification to hire eligible candidates for Group-I services. After release of group 1 notification 2018 APPSC, candidates can check or download it from we will give direct link to download APPSC Group 1 notification pdf 2018.

APPSC Group-I examination 2018 would be a great option for those candidates who want to build their career in government sector. Interested eligible candidates need to visit APPSC’s official website or this page regularly in order to get regular updates regarding APPSC Group-I service.

APPSC Group 1 Vacancies 2018

It is expected that there will be nearly 182 vacancies for various posts to be filled through this upcoming APPSC Group-I recruitment event. Various available vacancies and number of posts are tabulated below.

S.NoName of the postNumber of vacancies
1Deputy Collectors30
2Commercial Tax Officers05
3Assistant Prohibition & Excise Superintendent10
4District Fire Officer01
5Dy. Superintendent of Jails01
6DSP (Civil)24

Note- Above mentioned number of vacancies is provisional and can be changed. We will update exact number of post-wise vacancies after the release of group 1 notification 2018 APPSC.

APPSC Group 1 Eligibility Criteria 2018

Before attempting online application, candidates are recommended to go through APPSC Group 1 eligibility criteria. Only eligible applicants will be allowed to appear for this recruitment event. Further details can be obtained from below given eligibility criteria.

Age Limit and Relaxation

A candidate must be 18 years old but not have attained more than 42 years of age. Relaxation in upper age limit will be given to candidates belonging to certain categories as mentioned below.

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC5 years
AP State Government Employees
(except APSRTC, APSEB, Municipalities, Corporations)
5 years
PH10 years
Ex-service men3 years
NCC (who worked as an instructor)3 years
Retrenched temporary employees
(in state census department)
3 years

Educational Qualifications

A candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any affiliated institute or recognized university. For the post of Assistant Commissioner of Labour in A.P Labour Service, preference will be given to the candidates having a PG degree in Law (or) PG degree in Social Work with specialization in Labour Welfare and Industrial Labour Relations/Personnel Management from a recognized Institution/University.

Physical Requirements

There will be also few physical requirements for each post. However, exact information on this will be only cleared after the release of official notification.

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APPSC Group 1 Application Fee 2018 and Mode Of Payment

All the candidates have to pay a fee of Rs. 250/- as application processing fee along with Rs. 120/- as examination fee for APPSC Group 1 exam. Candidates belonging to SC, ST, BC, PH & Ex-Service Men categories (of Andhra Pradesh only) will be exempted from payment of application processing fee that will be Rs. 250/-and they have to pay only Rs. 120/-. BC/SC/ST Candidates belonging to other states are not exempted from payment of fee.

CategoryAmount (in Rupees)
SC/ST/BC from other states250+120=370

All the candidates can make the payment of their fee by using a debit/credit card or internet banking service. Payment done in other modes will not be accepted. Also, payment will be non-refundable under any circumstances.

APPSC Group 1 Application Form 2018 & Process

After release of official notification, interested candidates can fill APPSC Group 1 online application to apply online for any of the above-mentioned posts. However, dates of start and last date of application submission on APPSC portal will be released by APPSC. Below we have provided procedure to submit online application for our readers.

How To Apply – APPSC Group 1 Apply Online 2018?

The very first thing eligible candidates will need to do is to make a profile by going through APPSC’s One time profile registration (OTPR) system. Registering through OTPR will be necessary for every candidate. After going through OTPR system, candidates will get a OTPR User ID. With this, they will be able to complete their rest of the online application. Steps to go through OTPR system are given below:

One Time Profile Registration (OTPR)

  • Go to APPSC’s official website
  • On homepage, you will have to find and click on the one time profile registration (OTPR) section
  • Now, find ‘Direct recruitment’ option, against that find and click on ‘New Registration’ to fill up a registration form
  • Enter Aadhaar number and name as per Aadhaar, fill basic details like name as per SSC certificate, DOB, select Gender, fill birth place details, identification marks, PH category if any, Address details, provide email id, mobile no.
  • Enter education details from 4th class to highest degree, add additional qualifications if any
  • After filling up the form, you will have to upload scanned copies of your latest photo (50kb, 3.5 x 4.5cm, JPG/JPEG) and signature (30kb, 3.5 x 1.5cm, JPG/JPEG) in prescribed format, select declaration and click on preview to check details and finally click on submit
  • Instantly, you will get a confirmation SMS along with a mail having your system-generated registration/reference ID.
  • To proceed with further online application process, you will have to use your system-generated registration/reference ID
  • Further steps are given below

APPSC Group 1 Online Application Submission 2018

After going through OTPR system, candidates will have to apply online to submit APPSC Group 1 final application form by going through ‘online application submission’ system. The steps for the same are provided below.

  • Open APPSC’s official website in your browser
  • On homepage, look for the APPSC Group 1 link and click on ‘Apply Online’ section
  • Now enter your system-generated user id/OTPR ID, Password and captcha
  • If forgotten OTPR ID and Password, retrieve by using forgot option
  • You will see your incomplete application form
  • Complete it by filling up the required details
  • Submit all the details carefully because you cannot change or edit them later at any stage
  • Make the fee payment
  • Save the submitted application form to use it in future

APPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern 2018

Examination consists of three stages namely Preliminary Examination, Main Examination and Interview. In preliminary examination candidates will be filtered out in huge numbers through a screening test having two separate papers. Both papers will have only objective type questions. paper 1 will be for the topics on General Studies & Paper 2 for General Aptitude. Preliminary Examination will be qualifying in nature. There will be a negative marking of 1/3rd mark for each wrong attempt in both papers. Paper 1 & Paper 2 both will be of 120 marks each.  

In main examination the candidate’s descriptive and analytical skills will be tested through number of papers which are in descriptive type which includes General English and Telugu compulsory paper of qualifying in nature and other papers of paper I to Paper V. Finally interview will be conducted to check the suitability and personality of the candidates. The scheme of examination has been given below and described in a table format.

S. NoExam typeSubjectMarksDuration
1PreliminaryPaper 1 - General Studies
(120 Objective Questions)
120120 minutes
Paper 2 - General Aptitude
(120 Objective Questions)
120120 minutes
2Main Examination
Compulsory Paper (General English -Qualifying)1503 hours
Compulsory Paper Telugu- Qualifying1503 hours
Paper IGeneral Essay1503 hours
Paper IIHistory, Culture and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh1503 hours
Paper IIIPolity, Constitution, Governance, Law and Ethics1503 hours
Paper IVEconomy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh1503 hours
Paper VScience & Technology1503 hours

APPSC Group 2 Notification 2018

APPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2018

APPSC has changed Exam pattern and syllabus and released and released the final scheme of examinations and syllabus on on Oct 22, 2018.

  1. Prelims final scheme of exam Pattern and Syllabus pdf : Click here
  2. Mains final scheme of exam Pattern and Syllabus pdf: Click here

Examination syllabus has been given elaborately below.

APPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam Syllabus

Paper wise syllabus is given below

Paper No.Paper NameSubject NameMarks AssignedTopics
1General StudiesHistory & Culture30Features, Sites, Society, Cultural History, Art and Religion of Indus Valley Civilization, Vedic Age, The European Trading companies in India, Indian War of Independence of 1857, The kanauj and their contributions, the Delhi Sultanate, thoughts, principles and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi etc.
Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations30Indian Constitution, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy & Governance, India's Foreign Policy, Constitutional Authorities, Rights Issues, Impact of Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization on Governance etc.
Indian and Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning30A.P. Reorganisation Act, 2014 Basic characteristics / features of Indian Economy, National Income and its concepts and components, Indian Agriculture, Industrial Policy, India and WTO, Financial Institutions in India and their policies etc.
Geography30General Geography, Physical, Social & Economic: World, India and concerned State etc.
2General AptitudeGeneral Mental and Psychological Abilities60Number Series, Coding-Decoding, Speed & Distance, Time & Distance, Time & Work, Ratio, proportion & variation, Number system & order of Magnitude, Data interpretation, Assessment of Personality, Social Intelligence & Interpersonal skills, . Decision Making & Problem solving etc.
Science & Technology30Information & Communication Technology (ICT), Technology in Space & Defense, Environmental Science, Genetic Engineering, Energy Requirement & Efficiency etc.
Current Events of Regional, National and International Importance30-

APPSC Group 1 Main Exam Syllabus

  • Compulsory papers – English and Telugu (Qualifying)
  • Paper I to Paper V

Scheme & Syllabus Of English Compulsory Paper

It will be descriptive type test having 10 questions of total 150 marks. Time duration will be 150 minutes. Syllabus is given below

Serial no.Type of questionsAnswered in words (Minimum-maximum)Marks to be allotted
2Letter Writingin about 100 words10
3Press Release / Appealin about 100 words10
4Report Writingin about 150 words15
5Writing on Visual Informationin about 150 words15
6Formal Speechin about 150 words15
7Precis Writingin about 100 words15
8Reading Comprehension-15
9Topics of English Grammar (multiple choice questions)-20
10Translation (from Regional Language to English)(of about 150 words)

Scheme & Syllabus Of Telugu Compulsory Paper

It will be descriptive type test having 13 questions of total 150 marks. Time duration will be 150 minutes. Syllabus is given below

Serial No.Type of QuestionMarks to be alloted
3 Precis Writing10
5Formal Speech10
6Preparation of Statements10
7Letter Writing10
8Debate Writing10
9Application Writing10
10Report Writing10
11Dialogue Writing / Dialogue Skills10
12Translation (English to Telugu language)10
13Grammar of Telugu20

Other Mains Examination Syllabus

Serial No.ExamSubject/Topic
1Paper IGeneral Essay

i. Socio economic issues
ii. Current affairs
iii. Socio - political issues
iv. Socio- environmental issues
v. Cultural and historical aspects
Issues related to civic awareness vii. reflective topics

2Paper IIHistory, Culture and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh

Pre-Historic Cultures in India, Delhi Sultanates, Advent of Islam and its Impact, the Qutubsahis and cotemporary South Indian kingdoms, the Mughals Administration, rise of British rule in India from 1757 to 1856, Indian Nationalism in 3 phases [Freedom Struggle 1885-1905, 1905-1920 and Gandhi Phase 1920-1947], India after Independence, Indian constitution, Foreign Policy Initiatives, Ancient, medieval & modern History and Culture of Andhra Pradesh, Nationalist Movement, Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh etc.
3Paper IIISalient features of Indian Constitution, structure and functions of Judiciary in India, structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of Parliament and State Legislatures, constitutional authorities and their role, rural and urban local governance, Meaning, nature and scope of public administration, Good governance and e-governance, role of civil services in democracy, Concept of Public Service, human values, ethics and human interface, Salient features of Indian Constitution, structure and functions of Judiciary in India, structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of Parliament and State Legislatures, constitutional authorities and their role, rural and urban local governance, Meaning, nature and scope of public administration, Good governance and e-governance, role of civil services in democracy, Concept of Public Service, human values, ethics and human interface, issues and challenges in ethics etc.
4Paper IVChallenges of Indian economy

Challenges of Indian economy, agricultural development and main Issues, agricultural pattern in Andhra Pradesh, resource mobilization in India and Andhra Pradesh, meaning and concept of inclusion & inclusive growth in Andhra Pradesh, Indian government and Andhra Pradesh budgeting, industrial policy and industrial development in India and AP, Industrial Finance in India, infrastructure in India and AP, investment in India etc.
5Paper VTechnology and Innovation, Role and Scope of Science and Technology in nation building, Integration of Science, Technology and Innovation for better human life, Achievements of Indian Scientist, importance, advantages and challenges of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), E-governance and India, IT development in India and AP, Government of India Policy on IT etc.

Issues related to Intellectual Property Rights in the field of Science and Technology. Promotion of Science in AP and India.
Indian's energy needs, Salient features of Nuclear Policy of India, Government Policies and Programmes, Indian Energy Sciences, Conventional energy powers, thermal, renewable energy resources etc.
Introduction & basic concepts of genetic engineering, introduction to immunity, production of modern vaccines etc. Human diseases-microbial infections, basic knowledge of infections- tuberculosis, malaria, diarrhoea, dysentry, cholera, viral infections like Chikungunya, HIV, Encephalitis, bird flu-preventive measures during out breaks.

APPSC Group 1 Hall Tickets 2018

Candidates will get a separate hall ticket for each stage of examination. APPSC Group 1 hall ticket gets released before 7 days and before main examination, APPSC Group 1 hall ticket will be released. For interview, call letter will be issued. Hall tickets/ Call letters can be obtained from APPSC’s official website. To download call letters, candidates will need to login into their online account available on APPSC’s official website.

  • Open APPSC website and click on APPSC Group 1 Prelim/ Main/ Interview Hall ticket/ Call letter link
  • Enter OTPR ID and Password
  • Click on relevant link
  • Save and print APPSC Hall ticket for Prelims/ Main/ interview.

APPSC Group 1 Results 2018

APPSC will announce each stage of examination results separately. To check results, candidates will require to visit APPSC’s official website and login into their account. Once results announced, APPSC will announce dates of next stage of Exam process. Eligible candidates will also get notice of next examination through either SMS or Email. Final results will be declared after interview process is completed.

  • Open APPSC official website
  • Find and click on APPSC Group 1 Prelim/ Main/ Final result 2018 link
  • Download pdf to check roll number
  • To check score click on relevant link
  • Enter OTPR ID and Password and check the score

ReadAPPSC Group 1 Results 2018


Hope the article is helpful for you guys out there. After release of official notification, we will update this piece of writing, so keep checking this page. We wish you Best of Luck for APPSC group-I services recruitment 2018.


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