APPSC Group 1 Syllabus: Detailed Syllabus For Prelims & Mains
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  • Last Modified 08-06-2022
  • Written By Pritam G
  • Last Modified 08-06-2022

APPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2019-20: Check Detailed APPSC Group 1 Syllabus For Prelims & Mains

APPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2019-20: APPSC Group 1 aspirants must have a clear knowledge of the APPSC Group 1 syllabus so that they can plan their preparation accordingly. Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission or APPSC, in short, conducts various exams for the recruitment of various posts in various departments, offices, and ministries of AP State Government.

One of the major exams conducted by APPSC is the APPSC Group 1 Exam. APPSC Group 1 exam is conducted to fill up vacancies for various Group 1 posts, such as Deputy Collectors in A.P. Civil Service, Assistant Commissioner of State Tax, Deputy Superintendent of Police & Jails, District Fire Officers, etc.

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As you can see, APPSC Group 1 posts are of higher level with lots of responsibilities. There is a huge demand among youths for APPSC Group 1 posts and thousands of candidates appear for the exam for a handful number of vacancies. So, candidates who are really serious about bagging an APPSC Group 1 job must prepare in a serious manner. One of the prerequisites of your APPSC Group 1 preparation is having a thorough knowledge of the APPSC Group 1 2019-20 syllabus as set by the commission. In this article, we will provide you with all the necessary information about APPSC Group 1 syllabus. Read on.

APPSC Group 1 Syllabus For Prelims & Mains

Before getting into the detailed APPSC Group 1 Syllabus, candidates should be aware of the APPSC Group 1 exam pattern and selection process.

The APPSC Group 1 selection process includes three stages:

  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
  3. Interview

The Prelims and Mains are written examination. In the next sections, we will provide you with the detailed APPSC Group 1 syllabus for Prelims and Mains.

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APPSC Group 1 Syllabus For Prelims

APPSC Group 1 Prelims has two papers:

  • Paper-I: General Studies
  • Paper-II: General Aptitude

Both papers are objective in nature.

Each paper comprises 120 questions, each carrying 1 marks. The time duration for each of the two papers is 120 minutes. Let us have a look at the APPSC Group 1 Prelims Syllabus for General Studies and General Aptitude:

APPSC Group 1 Prelims Syllabus For General Studies (Paper I)

The APPSC Group 1 Prelims Paper 1 (General Studies) Syllabus comprises the following:

A. History & Culture

  1. Indus Valley Civilization, Vedic Age, Jainism & Buddhism, the Maurya & Gupta Empire, Foreign Invasions, etc.
  2. Kanauj, South Indian Dynasties – the Chalukyas, the Cholas, the Hoyasalas, the Yedavas, and others.
  3. The Delhi Sultanate & Mughal Empire, Vijaynagar Empire, the Bhakti Movement & Sufism.
  4. The European Trading Companies in India
  5. Modern Indian History – the Revolt of 1857, Indian Independence Movement, Social Reform Movements in 19th Century India, etc.
  6. Mahatma Gandhi, Dr BR Ambedkar
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B. Constitution, Polity, Social Justice & International Relations.

  1. Indian Constitution, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, etc.
  2. Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States, Parliament and State Legislatures
  3. Constitutional Authorities
  4. Impact of Liberalization
  5. Rights Issues (Human Rights, Women Rights, SC/ST Rights, Child Rights) etc.
  6. India’s Foreign Policy and International Relations

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C. India & Andhra Pradesh Economy & Planning

  1. Basic Characteristics of Indian Economy
  2. National Income
  3. Indian Agriculture
  4. Financial Institutions
  5. Characteristics/Basic Features of Andhra Pradesh Economy

D. Geography

  1. General Geography
  2. Physical Geography
  3. Social Geography
  4. Economic Geography
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APPSC Group 1 Prelims Syllabus For General Aptitude (Paper II)

The APPSC Group 1 Prelims Paper 2 (General Aptitude) Syllabus comprises the following:

A. General, Mental & Psychological Abilities

  1. Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability
  2. Number Series, Coding-Decoding.
  3. Problems Related to Relations.
  4. Shapes and their Sub-Sections, Venn Diagram
  5. Problems Based on Clocks, Calendar and Age
  6. Number System and Order of Magnitude
  7. Ratio, Proportion and Variation
  8. Central Tendencies – Mean, Median, Mode
  9. Power and Exponent, H.C.F. and L.C.M.
  10. Percentage, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss
  11. Time and Work, Time and Distance, Speed and Distance
  12. Area and Perimeter of Simple Geometrical Shapes, Volume and Surface Area of Sphere, Cone, Cylinder, Cubes and Cuboids
  13. Lines, Angles and Common Geometrical Figures — Transverse and Parallel Lines, Properties of Triangles, Quadrilateral, Rectangle, Parallelogram and Rhombus
  14. Introduction to Algebra
  15. Data Interpretation, Data Analysis, Data Sufficiency, and Concepts of Probability
  16. Emotional Intelligence: Understanding and Analyzing Emotions, Dimensions of Emotional Intelligence, Coping with Emotions, Empathy and Coping with Stress
  17. Social Intelligence, Interpersonal Skills, Decision Making, Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving and Assessment of Personality.

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B. Science & Technology

  1. Nature & Scope of Science & Technology, Prominent Scientists
  2. Information & Communication Technology
  3. Technology in Space & Defence
  4. Energy Requirement & Efficiency
  5. Environmental Science

C. Current Events of Regional, National & International Importance

APPSC Group 1 Syllabus For Mains

APPSC Group 1 Mains exam has two qualifying papers and five merit-ranking papers.

The two qualifying papers are English and Telugu.

APPSC Group 1 Main Syllabus For English

  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

APPSC Group 1 Main Syllabus For Telugu

  1. Essay
  2. Elaborate the Thought of Verse/Poetic
  3. Precis Writing
  4. Comprehension Test
  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

The APPSC Syllabus for Group 1 merit-ranking papers are as under. Each paper is of 150 marks and the time duration for each paper is 150 minutes.

APPSC Group 1 Mains Syllabus For General Essay (Paper I)

In this paper, you have to write three essays of around 800 words each. The essays are based on:

  1. Current Affairs
  2. Socio-Political Issues
  3. Socio-Economic Issues
  4. Socio-Environmental Issues
  5. Cultural and Historical Aspects
  6. Issues Related to Civic Awareness
  7. Reflective Topics

APPSC Group 1 Mains Syllabus For History, Culture & Geography of India & Andhra Pradesh (Paper II)

A. History & Culture of India

  1. Pre-Historic Cultures in India
  2. South Indian Dynasties, the Delhi Sultanate, Advent of Islam n India, Growth of Vernacular Languages, Scripts, Literature, Fine Arts
  3. The Mughals Administration, Rise of Maratha Empire, Advent of Europeans in India, Rise of East India Company
  4. Rise of British Rule in India from 1757 to 1856, Rise of Indian Nationalism
  5. Indian Nationalism, Independence and Partition of India

B. History & Culture of Andhra Pradesh

  1. Ancient Andhra Pradesh
  2. Medieval Andhra Pradesh
  3. Modern Andhra Pradesh
  4. Andhra Pradesh and National Movement

C. Geography: India & Andhra Pradesh

  1. Physical Features and Resources
  2. Economic Geography
  3. Social Geography
  4. Fauna and Floral Geography
  5. Environmental Geography

APPSC Group 1 Mains Syllabus For Polity, Constitution, Governance, Laws & Ethics (Paper III)

  1. Indian Polity and Constitution
  2. Public Administration and Governance
  3. Ethics in Public Service and Knowledge of Law – Basic Knowledge of Laws in India

APPSC Group 1 Mains Syllabus For Economy & Development of India & Andhra Pradesh (Paper IV)

  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

APPSC Group 1 Mains Syllabus For Science & Technology (Paper V)

  1. Science & Technology in Everyday Life; National Policies on Proliferation of Science, Technology and Innovation; India’s Contribution in the Field of Science and Technology, etc.
  2. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  3. Indian Space Programme
  4. Indian’s Energy Needs, Efficiency and Resources
  5. Development Vs. Nature/Environment
  6. Environmental Pollution and Solid Waste Management
  7. Nature, Scope and Applications of Biotechnology and Nanotechnology in India
  8. Human Diseases-Microbial Infections
  9. Issues Related to Intellectual Property Rights in the Field of Science and Technology, Promotion of Science in AP and India.

So, now you have the detailed APPSC Group 1 Syllabus for both Prelims and Mains. Finish each and every topic thoroughly. You must have a strong command over the entire syllabus.

For the General Aptitude section of Prelims, you can take the free bank mock test series of Embibe for free. The syllabus is almost the same for both and hence, these tests will help you in your APPSC Group 1 preparation as well.

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