Group 1


The APPSC group 1 is a 3 tiered process which includes the following steps-
1. Prelims
2. Mains and
3. Interview

Preliminary examination:

This is a screening test comprising of General studies and Mental Ability.

APPSC Group 1 Prelims Syllabus

  • Events of National and International importance.
  • Current Affairs – International, National, and Regional.
  • General Science and its applications to the day to day life and Contemporary Developments in Science & Technology and Information Technology
  • Geography – World, National, and Andhra Pradesh.
  • History of India Ancient, Medieval, Modern –socio-cultural, Economic and political affairs with special emphasis on Indian National Movement.
  • Indian Polity and Governance; Constitutional issues, public policy formulation, and implementation, Governance Reforms, and e-governance initiatives.
  • Economic development in India since Independence- the role of planning; Planning Commission, Niti Ayog, India’s economic problems such as poverty and unemployment, agrarian crisis, irrigation and water, sustainable development, inflation and balance of payments, growth with stability, growth with Social justice.
  • Centre-State Relations, Finance Commissions, Sharing of Resources between Centre and States – Decentralization
  • India’s Economic Reforms –Banking, Financial, trade and social sector; New Challenges in a Globalized Context – Global competition, Financial market instabilities, FDI flows, GST, etc.,
  • Environmental degradation and challenges – Sustainable Development and Environment Protection.
  • Disaster Management; Vulnerability profile, prevention, and mitigation strategies Application of remote sensing and GIS in the assessment of Disaster.
  • Logical reasoning, analytical ability, and data interpretation.
  • Data Analysis:
    • Tabulation of data
    • Visual representation of data
    • Basic data analysis, Summary Statistics such as mean and variance coefficient of variation, etc., and Interpretation

    Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political, and legal implications/problems

    Number of questions would be 150 ( objective, multiple choice questions)

    Duration- 150 minutes

    Max marks- 150

    The number of candidates admitted to the written exam would be 50 times the number of vacancies available.

Mains examination

Those who qualify the prelims examination will have to write 6 mandatory descriptive papers.

The following are the papers and the corresponding syllabus

All the papers are worth 150 marks whereas the English paper is just qualifying in nature.

Thus the total marks for mains phase of the exam is 150x5=750.

The syllabus of each paper is given below

APSPSC Group 1 Mains Syllabus for General English

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Functional Grammar
  • Vocabulary Usage
  • Composition

APPSC Group 1 Syllabus for Paper I – General Essay
  • SECTION-I – Crisis Management, Social, Economic and Health Problems, Analysis and solutions, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Ecological intelligence.
  • SECTION-II –Current events, policies, schemes and programs of National and International importance.
  • SECTION-III –Current events, policies, schemes, and programs of the State of Andhra Pradesh

APPSC Group 1 Syllabus for Paper II

History & Cultural Heritage of India – Section I

  • Indus Valley Civilization
  • Pallavas of Kanchi, Chalukyas of Badami and Cholas of Tanjore.
  • Mughals.
  • Socio-Religious Reform Movements
  • Indian Nationalism.

APPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2017: Social-Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh – Section II

  • Ancient Andhra
  • Medieval Andhra
  • Modern Andhra
  • Nationalist Movement in Andhra and Role of Andhra Leaders
  • Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political, and legal implications/problems

Overview of the Indian Constitution – Section III

  • The Indian Constitution
  • Structure and functions of Union Government
  • Centre- State relations between the Indian Union and States
  • Amendment Process to the Constitution
  • Party Systems
  • Social Movements and Welfare Mechanisms

APPSC Mains Group 1 Syllabus for Paper III

Planning in India and Indian Economy – Section I

  • National income and other macroeconomic aggregates in India.
  • Indian Economic Planning.
  • Poverty and Unemployment in India.
  • Monetary Policy.
  • India’s Economic Problems

APPSC Group 1 Syllabus: Land Reforms & Social Changes in Andhra Pradesh After Independence – Section II

  • The Genesis of Land Reforms.
  • The Structure of the Andhra Pradesh Economy.
  • Demographic Features and Social Backwardness.
  • State Finances and Budgetary Policies.
  • Five Year Plans of Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh Economy, Present Status its Strengths and Weakness – Section III

  • Growth and structure of industries in Andhra Pradesh
  • Agricultural growth in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Regional disparities in income, industrial output, irrigation, health and education in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Agricultural credit in Andhra Pradesh
  • Growth Corridors
  • Mission oriented Development Strategy

APPSC Group I Syllabus for Paper IV

Role and Impact of Science And Technology in the Development of India – Section I

  • Science and Technology
  • Nation Policies of Science and Technology
  • Space Programme in India, its Applications with Reference to industrial, Agricultural and other rural development activities
  • Energy Resources.
  • Current Science & Technology Developments in India.

APPSC Group 1 Syllabus: Biological Resources, Human Welfare And Modern Trends in Life Science – Section II

  • Biological Resources
  • Plants and Animal Resources
  • Human diseases-microbial infections
  • Introduction to Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
  • Vaccines

Ecology, Natural Resources, And Environmental Issues – Section III

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity
  • Natural Resources
  • Environmental pollution and Solid waste management
  • Global Environmental issues and role of information Technology
  • Environmental legislation

APPSC Group 1 Exam Syllabus for Paper V
  • Data Appreciation and Interpretation
  • Data Presented in the Tabular Form in Graphical etc.
  • Logical Reasoning
    • Time and Work
    • Speed -Time – Distance
    • Simple and Compound Interest
    • Logical reasoning problems like Calendar and Clock Problems, Blood Relationship, Seating arrangement etc.
  • Quantitative Aptitude
    • Number system
    • Number Sequences
    • Permutations and Combinations
    • Series, Averages
    • Ratio and Proportion
    • Profit, loss and discount problems etc.,
Coding and Decoding problems: coding using Ciphers and non-ciphers.

Problem Solving using Venn Diagrams

Passage Analysis


The interview is an oral personality test and amounts to 75 marks.
The cumulative scores obtained after the mains and interview out of a total 825 marks would be taken into account for the declaration of result.