The APPSC Group 1 Eligibility Criteria are set by the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC). Eligibility criteria for the year 2020-21 will be updated once the APPSC Group 1 official notification is out. Candidates can get the eligibility reference from 2019 official notification.
The Group 1 Exam is conducted to recruit civil servants for prestigious posts in the Andhra Pradesh state administration.
The APPSC Group 1 Eligibility Criteria are:
- Age Limit
- Educational Qualification
- Physical Fitness
- Character and Antecedents
For APPSC exam dates, notification, online application, see the APPSC Group 1 Exam article.
As per the APPSC eligibility rules, there is the provision of reservation for Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes, Women, Persons with Disability and Meritorious Sports Persons.
For claiming reservation benefits under SC/ST/BC, candidates must have a domicile of Andhra Pradesh.
Given that the state service exams are modelled on the lines of UPSC IAS Exam, interested candidates can see the detailed UPSC eligibility criteria here.
APPSC conducts several recruitment exams and the detailed eligibility criteria are given in the official recruitment notification for the particular exam.
The official notification for the Group 1 Services Exam 2019 lists 19 services and the eligibility conditions/qualification for the same.
APPSC Group 1 Notification 2019:- Download PDF Here
APPSC Group 1 Eligibility
On the date of notification, APPSC Group 1 candidates must fulfil these eligibility conditions:
- Indian Citizen
- Degree from a recognised Central/State university or an equivalent qualification
- APPSC Group 1 Age Limit:
- Minimum Age – 18 years
- Maximum Age – 42 years
There are varying age limits, physical and educational requirements depending on the service.
Candidates can check the specific eligibility conditions based on the Post Code of the services.
|Post Code||Name of Post||Service||APPSC Group 1 Age Limit|
|1||Deputy Collector||Andhra Pradesh Civil Service||18-42|
|2||Assistant Commissioner||AP State Tax Service||18-42|
|3||Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat -2)||AP Police Service||21-28|
|4||Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Men)||AP Jail Service||18-28|
|5||District Fire Officer||AP Fire Service||21-26|
|6||Asst Treasury Officer/Asst Accounts Officer||AP Treasury and Accounts Service||18-42|
|7||Regional Transport Officer||AP Transport Service||18-42|
|8||Asst Prohibition & Excise Superintendent||AP Excise Service||18-26|
|9||Mandal Parishad Development Officer||AP Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Service||18-42|
|10||District Registrar||AP Registration Service||18-42|
|11||District Employment Officer||AP Employment Exchange Service||18-42|
|12||Deputy Registrar||AP Cooperative Service||18-42|
|13||District Tribal Welfare Officer||AP Tribal Welfare Service||18-42|
|14||District Social Welfare Officer||AP Social Welfare Service||18-42|
|15||District BC Welfare Officer||AP BC Welfare Service||18-42|
|16||District Panchayat Officer||AP Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Service||18-42|
|17||Municipal Commissioner Grade-II||AP Municipal Administration Services||18-42|
|18||Administrative Officer/Lay Secretary and Treasurer Grade-II||AP Medical and Health (Administration) Service||18-42|
|19||Asst Audit Officer||AP State Audit Service||18-42|
Age relaxation (concession in upper age limit) can also be availed by persons belonging to different categories (SC/ST/BC/Ex-Servicemen etc.)
The details of APPSC Age Relaxation are given below:
For Post Codes 5, 6 and 14, the specific educational qualifications are listed below.
In APPSC Group 1 eligibility, posts such as DySP, District Fire Officer, Jail Superintendent have additional physical requirements.
For more details about a reservation, local candidature, list of scheduled castes/tribes etc., candidates should refer to the latest APPSC notification.
Eligible candidates can check the links given below for more information on APPSC Group 1 Exam 2020-21:
Interested candidates can go through the IAS Exam 2022 details as there is significant overlap in syllabus and eligibility conditions.