APPSC Group 1 exam is conducted in 3 phases i.e. Prelims or Screening Test, Mains exam and Interview. Details of the the three phases of the exam are given below:
Phase I- Screening Test
The screening test comprises two papers i.e. Paper I and Paper II. Both the papers are of 120 marks each and there is a penalty of 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question.The scheme of the exam is given below:
|Part(s) and Marks||Topics||Total Marks||Duration of the Exam|
|120 Marks||120 Minutes|
||120 Marks||120 Minutes|
Phase II- Mains written exam
In the Mains exam, candidates have to attempt seven papers of which two are of qualifying nature (Telugu and English).
The scheme of the examination is given below:
|Subject/Topics||Paper||Marks||Duration of the Exam|
|Telugu||Qualifying paper||150||180 Minutes|
|English||Qualifying paper||150||180 Minutes|
|General Essay||Paper-1||150||180 Minutes|
|History, Culture and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh||Paper-II||150||180 Minutes|
|Polity, Constitution, Governance, Law and Ethics||Paper-III||150||180 Minutes|
|Economy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh||Paper-IV||150||180 Minutes|
|Science and Technology||Paper-V||150||180 Minutes|
|Total Marks: 750|
The minimum marks required to clear the qualifying paper i.e. Telugu and English are given below. Marks of these two papers are not added to the aggregate of the remaining 5 papers.
|Category||Minimum Qualifying Marks for Telugu and English|
|OC||40% in each paper|
|BC||35% in each paper|
|SC / ST / PH.||30% in each paper|
Phase 3- Interview
Total marks allotted for personality test or interview is 75.
On June 26, 2021, the Government of Andhra Pradesh dispensed with all interviews for all exams conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) including Group-I Services examination (effective from June 26, 2021).
Henceforth, there will be no interviews for any examination conducted by APPSC. Therefore, preparing effectively for the Mains examination from now on becomes much more important. You can go through the linked pages to access important APPSC Group-I booklists, study notes and understand the APPSC Group-I examination pattern, syllabus and eligibility criteria.
Prelims and Mains cut-off for APPSC Group-I exam (2019-2020)
Prelims cut-off is generally published along with the result. The prelims examination was last held on May 26, 2019.
Cut-off marks of APPSC Group-I examination
- 88.85 (Revised: After the order given by the High Court of Andhra Pradesh)
- 90.42 (Before the order given by the High Court of Andhra Pradesh)
Download the Prelims and Mains Cut-off marks for APPSC Group-1 Services exam
You can download the prelims cut-off marks PDF for the exam conducted in 2019 from here:
Mains written exam:
The cut-off marks for the Mains examination conducted in December 2020 will be released soon. For new updates on the mains cut-off visit this page regularly. You can also download the mains cut-off marks PDF from the official website of APPSC.