APPSC Group 1 Exam Selection Process:
Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission’s (APPSC) Group – I Exam Selection process details are given below….
The selection process consists of written examination, Oral test and Final selection.
1) Written examination: The written examination is conducted by APPSC in 2 stages which include Preliminary and Main examination. The Preliminary examination is conducted in order to shortlist the number of candidates for Main Examination. This exam comprising of General Studies & Mental Ability & the paper contains 150 objective-type questions carries 150 maximum marks, 2½ hours is the time duration for the examination. Candidates who qualified in first stage preliminary exam are selected for the second stage Main examination in 1:50 ratio. The Main examination consists of five conventional type papers with conventional type questions.They are Paper – I, II, III, IV, V and one General English paper.The General English paper is of qualifying in nature and the paper is in S.S.C standard and this paper marks are not counted for Final Ranking. Each Paper carries 150 marks and 3 hours time duration.Total marks for Main examination is 750 marks. Separate minimum qualifying marks will be given for Reservation candidates.
2) Interview/Oral Test: Candidates who scored minimum qualifying marks in Main Examination will be called for an Interview in 1:2 ratio on a merit basis. The maximum marks for the Interview is 75. Total marks for both written exam and interview is 825. Minimum qualifying marks for SC/ST/PH candidates is 247.50/825 , for BC’s 288.75/825 and others 330/825 . In this interview, the commission will ask questions about attitudes, decision makings, leadership qualities etc.
The final selection will be made on the basis of the total marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination, and Oral Test taken together & subjected to the rule of reservation of appointments wherever it applies and the number of vacancies available, physical fitness and medical standards. Selected candidates may be allotted in their positions.