APPSC Eligibility - Group 1 Services

The APPSC Group 1 Eligibility Criteria are set by the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC). Eligibility criteria for the year 2023 will be updated once the APPSC Group 1 official notification is out. Candidates can get the eligibility reference from 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:

  1. Citizenship
  2. Age Limit
  3. Educational Qualification
  4. Physical Fitness
  5. 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:

  1. Indian Citizen
  2. Degree from a recognised Central/State university or an equivalent qualification
  3. APPSC Group 1 Age Limit:
    1. Minimum Age – 18 years
    2. 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:

The APPSC Group 1 Age Limit is 18-42 years. The age limit relaxation details are given.

For Post Codes 5, 6 and 14, the specific educational qualifications are listed below.

educational qualification as per APPSC eligibility criteria
Educational Qualifications

In APPSC Group 1 eligibility, posts such as DySP, District Fire Officer, Jail Superintendent have additional physical requirements.

Physical Fitness Criteria as per APPSC Group 1 Eligibility

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:

  1. APPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern
  2. APPSC Group 1 Syllabus
  3. APPSC Study Material
  4. APPSC Result

Interested candidates can go through the IAS Exam 2023 details as there is significant overlap in syllabus and eligibility conditions.


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  1. i am a chartered accountant can i apply for these posts for the forthcoming year ( i don’t have any other degree and currently pursuing degree under open university ), please describe your answer in both point of view

    • Hi Mahidhar
      To sit for the APPSC Group 1 exam, you need to have a graduation degree from a govt-recognized college/university. If the open university from where you are currently pursuing a degree is recognized by the Andhra Pradesh’s govt, then after the completion of the said course, you can sit for the exam.

  2. Hi Vikram
    Yes, you can apply for APPSC Group 1 Exam.

  3. hi sir myself saikrishna for forward caste(oc) what is the age limit for upsc and appsc can you please tell me sir thank you

    • Hi
      The maximum age limit for OBC for UPSC Exam is 35. While for APPSC Group 1 (Post – Deputy Collector), the maximum age limit is 42 + 5 years for OBC.

  4. hi mentor i am asking age limit for OC not for OBC can you please mention age limit for OC for the exams UPSC and APPSC thank you

  5. hi mentor for general category people what is the age limit for the exams upsc and group 1 and group 2 exams can you please tell me thank you

  6. Hi mentor!
    I am degree final year student when can I apply for group 1 and group 2 exams I am an OC female from rajahmundry APEGDT

  7. I sir this is usha i am a graduate from odisha state, so can i apply for APPSC group1

    • Hi
      An Indian citizen can sit for APPSC Group 1 Exam. However, one must note that the Telugu language is a qualifying paper in the Mains stage. Hence, a candidate with basic knowledge of the language can sail through the exam. Check APPSC Group 1 Syllabus in the linked article.