APPSC Group-I Exam Previous Year Question Papers

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) conducts various competitive examinations and departmental tests for the state of Andhra Pradesh.

The APPSC Group-I exam is conducted in 3 phases i.e.

  1. Screening Test (Written exam- Objective type)
  2. Mains (Written exam- Descriptive type)
  3. Interview

In 2021, the Government of Andhra Pradesh decided to abolish interviews for Group I services and all other competitive examinations conducted by APPSC henceforth. Therefore, the upcoming Group I examinations will no longer have interview or personality tests. Hence, if a candidate aims to pass the Group-I examination, then he/she must completely focus on the Mains component. You can refer to the APPSC study material link to get access to important study notes and book lists.

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APPSC screening test written exam

The APPSC screening test comprises Paper 1 (General Studies) and Paper 2 (General Aptitude).

The preliminary examination comprises questions of objective type pertaining to the following topics:

Part(s) and Marks

Paper 1

Part(s) and Marks

Paper 2


30 Marks

History and Culture


60 Marks

General Mental Ability and Administrative and Psychological Abilities


30 Marks

Constitution, Social Justice and International Relations

B (i)

30 Marks

Science and Technology


30 Marks

Indian Economy and Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning

B (ii)

30 Marks

Current Events of Regional, National and International importance


30 Marks


Total Marks: 120

Total Marks:120

APPSC Mains written exam

The Mains written exam is descriptive in nature. The Mains examination comprises seven papers. Two papers are of qualifying nature.

The scheme of the mains examination is as follows:




Qualifying paper



Qualifying paper




General Essay



History, Culture and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh



Polity, Constitution, Governance, Law and Ethics



Economy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh



Science and Technology


Previous year prelims question paper (2020)

Question papers along with the (final answer key) of prelims examination conducted in 2020 are as follows:

General Studies- Paper-I

General Studies- Paper-II

Previous year Mains question papers (2016 and 2020)

You can access the question paper for Group-I Services Mains examination here: The Mains exam was conducted from 14 December, 2020 to 20 december, 2020.

Question papers of Mains examination conducted in 2020 are as follows:

Question Papers of Mains examination conducted in 2016 are as follows:

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