The APPSC Group 1 Syllabus is set by the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission. The AP Public Service Commission conducts various recruitment exams including the Group 1 Services Exam. The latest APPSC Syllabus is given in the recruitment notification for the particular exam.
In this article, we will give the detailed exam syllabus of APPSC Group 1. Candidates can also download the APPSC Syllabus (Group 1 Prelims and Mains) 2019 for easy reference.
For Notification, Exam Dates, Application Process of Group 1 Exam, candidates can refer APPSC Group 1 Exam page.
APPSC 2020 notification is not out yet. APPSC 2019 examination process is underway with Group 1 Mains scheduled from 2nd November 2020 onward.
The APPSC Group 1 Exam is conducted in three stages:
|Stage 1: Prelims (Objective Type)
Prelims 2019 Syllabus:- Download PDF Here
|Two Papers – 120 minutes each;
|Stage 2: Mains (Descriptive Type)
Mains 2019 Syllabus:- Download PDF Here
|Seven Papers – 150 marks and 180 minutes each;
|Stage 3: Interview||75 marks|
Candidates should check the detailed APPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern.
The APPSC Exam Syllabus for Group 1 has a significant overlap with the UPSC IAS Syllabus. Candidates who are preparing for both can align the preparation strategy after carefully analyzing the syllabi.
The updated syllabus of Group 1 Prelims and Mains are given below.
APPSC Group 1 Syllabus – Prelims 2019
Similar to the UPSC Prelims Exam, the APPSC Group 1 Prelims comprises two objective type papers.
Aspirants can see the UPSC Prelims Syllabus for reference at the linked article.
The syllabus of APPSC Group 1 Preliminary examination is:
|Paper 1 – General Studies (Degree Standard)||Paper 2 – General Aptitude (Degree Standard)|
The History and Culture part encompasses the Indus Valley Civilization to Modern Indian History. This portion can be further subdivided into Ancient, Medieval, and Modern Indian history.
The candidates are expected to have an understanding of the Indian Constitution and its main parts – Fundamental Rights, DPSP, Federal Structure, Amendments, Devolution of Powers, etc.
The Economy part of the Prelims Syllabus contains both pan-India issues and Andhra Pradesh specific issues including the AP Reorganization Act, 2014.
Under Geography, the APPSC Prelims Syllabus mentions General, Physical, Social and Economic Geography.
In Paper 2, the syllabus comprises questions on aptitude, general mental ability, and Current Affairs. You can check the below links to cover up this section:
Candidates should go through the detailed Prelims Syllabus.
For APPSC study material, notes and current affairs, aspirants can check the linked article.
APPSC Group 1 Syllabus – Mains 2019
The Mains exam comprises two qualifying papers and five merit ranking papers.
The APPSC syllabus for Group 1 Mains 2019 is:
- Syllabus of Qualifying Papers
|English (SSC Standard)||
|Telugu (SSC Standard)||
- Syllabus of Merit Ranking Papers
|Paper 1 – General Essay (Degree Standard)||
|Paper 2 – History, Culture and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh (Degree Standard)||
|Paper 3 – Polity, Constitution, Governance, Law and Ethics (Degree Standard)||
|Paper 4 – Economy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh (Degree Standard)||
|Paper 5 – Science and Technology (Degree Standard)||
APPSC Group 1 Syllabus – Mains 2019:- Download PDF Here
The APPSC Mains Syllabus for Group 1 exam is comprehensive but unlike the UPSC Mains, there are no optional subjects. Candidates can check APPSC Result in the linked article.
For more information on IAS exam and other government examinations, candidates can check the linked articles below: