APPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2021

APPSC has released the Group 1 syllabus for 2021 recruitment. This article will give the detailed exam syllabus of APPSC Group 1, exam pattern, marking scheme, and more. Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission sets the syllabus. For updates on government jobs and exams, sign up for free job alert and visit the Sarkari exam page.

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APPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2021 Overview

An overview of the APPSC Group 1 syllabus is given below:

APPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2021 Highlights
Name of the OrganisationAndhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC)
Exam Name APPSC Group 1 Exam
Application ModeOnline
Job LocationAndhra Pradesh
Official Website

APPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2021 Exam Pattern

APPSC recruitment is conducted in three different phases:

  • Preliminary Examination 
  • Mains Examination
  • Personal Interview

APPSC Preliminary Exam Pattern 2021

The questions will be of objective type. There are two papers, and each will consist of 120 questions. Each question carries one mark.

Paper I:  This paper consists of 4 sections, A, B, C, and D, with each part carrying 30 marks.

  1. History and Culture
  2. Constitution, Politics, Social Justice, and International Relations
  3. Indian and Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning
  4. Geography

Paper-II:  The paper consists of 2 sections, A and B, carrying 60 marks each. Further, section B is divided into two parts carrying 30 marks each.

  1. General Mental Ability, Administrative and Psychological Abilities
  2. Science and Technology
  3. Current Regional, National, and International Events
Paper NumberName of the SubjectNo. of Questions in Each PaperDuration (in Hours)
Paper I General Studies1202 Hrs
Paper II General Aptitude1202 Hrs
Total Marks2404 Hrs

APPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2021

There are two sections in the mains exam called conventional and descriptive. The conventional section carries 150 marks, and descriptive section carries a total of 750 marks. In the descriptive section, there are five papers, and each paper carries 150 marks.

Name of the SectionName of the SubjectTotal Marks Duration (In mins)
Conventional Type English150150
Descriptive Type (Paper 1) General Essay150150
(Paper 2) History, Culture & Geography of India & AP150150
(Paper 3) Politics, Constitution, Governance, Law & Ethics150150
(Paper 4) Economy and Development of India & AP150150
(Paper 5) Science and Technology150150
Total Marks900900

APPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam Syllabus 2021

The candidates who applied for APPSC recruitment 2021 should write the preliminary and mains exam based on the posts. The syllabus of APPSC Group 1 is given below. The topics included in the APPSC Group 1 preliminary examination are as follows:

  1. General Studies
  1. History & Culture
  2. Constitution, International Relations, Politics, and Social Justice
  3. Indian and Andhra Pradesh Economy-Planning

    • Basic Characteristics of Indian Economy
    • Characteristics/ Future of AP Economy
    • National Income
    • Indian Agriculture
    • Financial Institutions
  4. Geography

    • General Geography
    • Social
    • Economics
  1. General Aptitude
  1. General Mental and Psychological Abilities
  2. Science and Technology
  3. Current Events of Regional, National and International Importance

APPSC Group 1 Mains Exam Syllabus 2021

The mains examination syllabus for 2021 recruitment is as follows:

  1. English
  1. Essay
  2. Letter Writing
  3. Reading Comprehension
  4. English Grammar
  5. Translation
  6. Press Release/ Appeal
  7. Report Writing
  8. Writing on Visual Information
  9. Formal Speech
  10. Precise Writing
  1. Telugu Medium
  1. Essay
  2. Elaboration of Poetic or Verse
  3. Precise Writing
  4. Application Writing
  5. Report Writing
  6. Dialogue Writing or Dialogue Skills
  7. Comprehension
  8. Formal Speech
  9. To Prepare the Statements for Publicity Media.
  10. Letter Writing
  11. Debate Writing
  12. Translation
  13. Telugu Grammar

Group 1 Mains Syllabus – Paper-I (General Essay)

The topics to look out for mains exam paper-1 are given below:

  1. Current affairs
  2. Ability to express coherently and sequentially
  3. Awareness of the subject chosen
  4. Observing established rules and format for essay writing
  5. Grammatical correctness of expression
  6. Socio-political issues, economic issues, environmental issues
  7. Cultural & historical aspects
  8. Matters related to civic awareness
  9. Reflective topics
  10. Ability to compose a well-argued piece of writing
  11. The originality of thought and expression

Group 1 Mains Syllabus – Paper-II (History, Culture and Geography)

The topics for mains exam paper-2 are given below:

  1. India and Andhra Pradesh’s history and culture
  2. Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh

Group 1 Mains Syllabus – Paper-III (Politics, Constitution, Governance, Law and Ethics)

The Group 1 paper-3 syllabus is as follows:

  1. Public administration and governance
  2. Ethics and public service and knowledge of the law
  3. Indian polity and constitution

Group 1 Mains Syllabus – Paper-IV (Economy and Development)

The paper-5 includes the following topics:

  1. Govt budgeting
  2. Inclusive growth
  3. Agriculture development
  4. Significant challenges of the Indian economy
  5. Resource mobilization in Indian economy
  6. Resource mobilization in AP
  7. Industrial development and policies
  8. Infrastructure in India
  9. Infrastructure development in Andhra Pradesh

Group 1 Mains Syllabus – Paper-V (Science and Technology)

The final paper for Group 1 mains examination has the following topics:

  1. Development vs nature/ environment
  2. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  3. Human diseases, microbial infections
  4. Indian space programmes (ISRO, DRDO)
  5. Tech & innovation
  6. India’s energy needs, efficiency & resources
  7. Promotion of science in AP and India
  8. Integration of science
  9. Environmental pollution and solid waste management

APPSC Group 1 Syllabus FAQs

How many papers are there in the mains examination?

The candidates need to appear in two conventional papers and five descriptive papers.

What is the marking scheme for conventional paper?

The total marks for the conventional paper is 300.

How many papers do candidates need to appear for in the preliminary examination?

Candidates need to appear for two papers in preliminary exams.

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