APPSC Group 1 Exam Cut Off Marks 2023

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
Paper 1

(General Studies)

  • History and Culture
  • Constitution, Social Justice and International Relations
  • Indian Economy and Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning
  • Geography


120 Marks 120 Minutes
Paper 2

(General Aptitude)

  • General Mental Ability and Administrative and Psychological Abilities
  • Science and Technology
  • Current Events of Regional, National and International importance
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.

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 (2022-2023)

Prelims cut-off is generally published along with the result. The APPSC 2022 prelims examination was last held on 8th January, 2023. The Prelims result was declared on 27th January 2023.

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

Prelims/Screening test:

You can download the prelims cut-off marks PDF for the exam conducted in 2019 from here:

Screening Test Cut-Off Marks and Results for Group 1 Services Published on 29/10/2020

(Old) Screening Test Cut-Off Marks and Results for Group 1 Services

Mains written exam:

The Mains exam is scheduled to be conducted from April 23rd to April 29th 2023. The cut-off marks for the Mains examination will be released after the exams. 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.

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