APPSC Group 1 Syllabus

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;

  1. General Studies – 120 questions, 120 marks
  2. General Aptitude – 120 questions, 120 marks
Stage 2: Mains (Descriptive Type)

Mains 2019 Syllabus:- Download PDF Here

Seven Papers – 150 marks and 180 minutes each;

  1. Telugu – Qualifying
  2. English – Qualifying
  3. Paper I – Merit Ranking
  4. Paper II – Merit Ranking
  5. Paper III – Merit Ranking
  6. Paper IV – Merit Ranking
  7. Paper V – Merit Ranking
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)
  1. History and Culture
  2. Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations
  3. Indian and Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning
  4. Geography
  1. General Mental and Psychological Abilities
  2. Science and Technology
  3. Current Events of Regional, National and International importance

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:

  1. Current Affairs
  2. Government Schemes

Candidates should go through the detailed Prelims Syllabus.

APPSC Group 1 Syllabus – Prelims 2019:-Download PDF Here

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)
  1. Essay
  2. Letter Writing
  3. Press Release
  4. Report Writing
  5. Writing on Visual Information
  6. Formal Speech
  7. Precis Writing
  8. Reading Comprehension
  9. English Grammar
  10. Translation
Telugu (SSC Standard)
  1. Essay
  2. Elaborate thought of Verse/Poetic
  3. Precis Writing
  4. Comprehension
  5. Formal Speech
  6. Statement Preparation
  7. Letter Writing
  8. Debate Writing
  9. Application Writing
  10. Report Writing
  11. Dialogue Skills
  12. Translation
  13. Telugu Grammar
  • Syllabus of Merit Ranking Papers
Paper 1 – General Essay (Degree Standard)
  1. Three Essays of about 800 words each
Paper 2 – History, Culture and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh (Degree Standard)
  1. History and Culture of India
  2. History and Culture of Andhra Pradesh
  3. Geography: India
  4. Geography: Andhra Pradesh
Paper 3 – Polity, Constitution, Governance, Law and Ethics (Degree Standard)
  1. Indian Polity and Constitution
  2. Public Administration and Governance
  3. Ethics in Public Service and Knowledge of Law (Civil, Criminal, Labour, Cyber, Tax Laws)
Paper 4 – Economy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh (Degree Standard)
  1. Major Challenges of Indian Economy
  2. Resource Mobilization in Indian Economy
  3. Resource Mobilization in Andhra Pradesh
  4. Government Budgeting
  5. Government Budgeting in Andhra Pradesh
  6. Inclusive Growth
  7. Agricultural Development
  8. Agriculture Development in Andhra Pradesh
  9. Industrial Development and Policy
  10. Industrial Policy of the AP Government
  11. Infrastructure in India
  12. Infrastructure Development in Andhra Pradesh
Paper 5 – Science and Technology (Degree Standard)
  1. ICT
  2. Current Affairs
  3. Environment
  4. Development v/s Nature
  5. Space, energy etc.

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:

  1. IAS Exam
  2. Latest Notifications of Government Exams


  1. Notifications about appsc

    1. Hi
      Please check APPSC Group 1 page for updates in APPSC Exam. You can also visit the official website – for relevant details.

  2. Is there any interview for appsc group1

    1. Yes. The Screening Test which is the interview stage is of 75 marks.

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