Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission-APPSC


APPSC is one of the top Competitive Exams for all Public Sector Recruitment in Andhra Pradesh. Find out the APPSC Group 1 Notification, Group 1 Notification, with the latest Exam Calendar of 2020. And find out the latest notification updates.




All you should know about APPSC

Every year there will be an Annual Examination Calendar for the direct recruitment and thousand of aspirants will appear for the APPSC exam as to serve the public through government servant.

                                    Syllabus and Exam Pattern for APPSC

APPSC Syllabus was designed by experienced and competent authorities in various fields.

    Group-I Syllabus: Preliminary Exam

                                                                                          Marks: 120                     No of Questions: 120              Time: 120 Minutes          

Paper-I : General Studies

 A. History and Culture

  • Indus Valley Civilization
  • Mughal Empire
  • Kanauj and their Contribution and South Indian Dynasties
  • European Trading Companies
  • Indian war of Independence of 1857
  • Mahatma Gandhi and his thoughts

 B. Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations

  • Indian Constitution
  • Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and State
  • Constitutional Authorities
  • Impact of Liberalization
  • Rights Issue (Human Rights, Women Rights, SC/St Rights, Child Rights, etc.)
  • India’s Foreign Policy

 C. Indian and Andhra Pradesh Economic and Planning

  • Basic Characteristics of Indian Economy
  • National Income
  • Indian Agriculture
  • Financial Institutions
  • The Characteristics/ Basic features of Andhra Pradesh Economy

D. Geography 

  • General Geography
  • Physical
  • Social
  • Economical

                                            Paper-II : General Aptitude

A. General Mental and 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 — including weighted mean.
9. Power and exponent, Square, Square Root, Cube Root, 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, angels and common geometrical figures — properties of
transverse and parallel lines, properties of triangles, quadrilateral,
rectangle, parallelogram and rhombus.
14.Introduction to algebra — BODMAS, simplification of weird symbols.
15.Data interpretation, Data Analysis, Data sufficiency, and concepts of
16.Emotional Intelligence: Understanding and analyzing emotions, Dimensions
of emotional intelligence, coping with emotions, empathy and coping with
17. Social Intelligence, interpersonal skills, Decision making, Critical thinking,
problem solving and Assessment of personality.

Group-I Syllabus Mains Examination

Marks: 150                     Medium : English                          Time: 150 Minutes

  • Essay
  • Letter Writing
  • Press Release/ Appeal
  • Report Writing
  • Writing on Visual Information
  • Formal Speech
  • Precis Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • English Grammar
  • Translation (From Regional Language to English)

Marks: 150                     Medium: Telugu                        Time: 150 Minutes

  • Essay
  • To Elaborate
  • Precis Writing
  • Comprehension
  • Formal Speech
  • To Prepare the Statement
  • Letter Writing
  • Debate Writing, Application Writing, Report Writing, Dialogue Writing or Dialogue Skills
  • Grammar of Telugu
  • Translation (From Telugu to English)

Paper-I: General Essay

This paper is designed to test the candidate’s Knowledge/awareness of a
variety of Subjects and their ability to compose a sustained piece of
writing in the form of an essay


  • Current Affairs
  • Socio-Political issues
  • Socio-Economical issues
  • Socio-Environmental issues
  • Cultural and Historical aspects
  • Issues Related to Civic awareness
  • Reflective Topics

Paper-II: History, Cultural and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh

1. History and Culture of India

  • Pre-Historic Cultures in India-
  • The Pallavas, the Badami Chalukyas, the Eastern Chalukyas, the Rashtrakutas, Delhi Sultanates- Advent of Islam and its Impact
  • The Mughals Administration
  • Rise of British rule in India from 1757 to 1856
  • Indian Nationalism in three phases

2. History and Culture of Andhra Pradesh

3. Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh     

Paper-III: Polity, Constitution, Governance, Law and Ethics

Marks: 150             Medium: English/Telugu                     Time: 150 Minutes

  1. Indian Polity and Constitution
  2. Public administration and Governance
  3. Ethics in Public Service and Knowledge of Law
  4. Basic Knowledge of Law in India

Paper-IV: Economy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh 

  1. Major Challenges of Indian Economy
  2. Resource Mobilization in Indian Economy and Andhra Pradesh Economy
  3. Government Budgeting in India and Andhra Pradesh,
  4. Infrastructure development in India and Andhra Pradesh
  5. Industrial Development of India and Andhra Pradesh
  6. Industrial Policy of A.P Government

Paper-V: Science and Technology

                                                                  Marks: 150                               Medium: English/Telugu                     Time: 150 Minutes

  1. Integration of Science, Technology and Innovation for better human life
  2. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  3. Indian’s energy needs, efficiency, and resources; Clean energy resources, Energy policy of India
  4. Development Vs. Nature / Environment; Depletion of Natural ResourcesMetals, Minerals
  5. Environmental pollution and Solid waste management
  6. Global Environmental issues and role of information Technology in
    Environment and Human Health, Ozone layer depletion, Acid rain. Global Warming and its impacts
  7. Environmental legislation: International Law, Montreal protocol, Kyoto protocol, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate change.
  8. The Environment (Protection) act 1986, Forest conservation Act, Wildlife protection act. Biodiversity Bill of India – cop 21 – Sustainable
    Development Goals – National Disaster Management Policy, 2016 of India and Disaster management initiatives in India.
  9. Nature, Scope and Applications of Biotechnology and Nanotechnology in India
  10. Human diseases-microbial infections. Common infections and preventive measures
  11. Issues related to Intellectual Property Rights in the field of Science and Technology. Promotion of Science in AP and India

APPSC Group 1 Syllabus Reference Books

PAPER I (General Studies) – Syllabus and List of Books
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Spectrum’s A Brief History of Modern India, by Rajiv Ahir
  • India’s Ancient Past, by R.S. Sharma
  • A history of Medieval India, by Chandra Satish
  • Indian Art and Culture, by Nitin Singhania
  • NCERT Class 6th to 12th
  • Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc
  • Indian Polity, by Laxmikanth
  • Introduction to Constitution of India, by Durga Das Basu
  • Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic
  • Geography of India and the World
    Certificate Physical & Human Geography, by Goh Cheng Leong
  • Geography of India, by Majid Hussain
  • Oxford School Atlas
  • NCERT Class 6th to 12th
  • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc
  • Indian Economy- Ramesh Singh
    Economic Survey of India, by Ministry of Finance
  • The Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by Niraj Kumar
  • NCERT Class 9th to 12th
  • Current events of national and international importance
  • Manorama Yearbook
  • Yojana Magazine
  • Newspapers: Hindu or Indian Express
    General issues on Environmental
  • Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change-that do not require subject specialization General Science.
  • NCERT Biology Class 12th
PAPER II (Civil Services Aptitude Test – CSAT) – Syllabus and List of Books
  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision-making and problem solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level)

APPSC Group – II Exam Syllabus and pattern

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission’s (APPSC) Group 2 Exam Pattern details are given below with including APPSC Syllabus, duration of exam, Maximum Marks, Minimum Qualifying marks with reservations.

APPSC Group 2 Exam Conducts in Two Stages:
  1. Written Examination (Objective Type) (Degree Standard)
  2. Interview/Document Verification
  3. Written Examination: The written examination conducted by APPSC is of objective type mode which includes Paper I, II & III.

APPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern

Paper Subject Duration (Minutes) Maximum Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks
SC/ST/PH BC Others
Paper I General Studies And Mental Ability 150 150
Paper II (i) Social and Cultural History of AP (the History of various Social & Cultural movements in AP) (ii) General overview of the IndianConstitution 150 150
Paper III Planning in India, Indian Economy. Contemporary problems and Developments in Rural Society with special reference to Andhra Pradesh 150 150
TOTAL 450 135 157.5 180

The selections to these posts will be based on the marks/merit obtained by the candidates in the Written examination subject to the rule of reservation, local reservation, etc. duly following special representation as laid down in General Rule-22 and 22-A of A.P. State and Subordinate Service Rules, and also with due regard to special/technical qualifications if any.

  1. Candidates must appear for all the three papers in the written examination.
    3. There will be no waiting list. If eligible candidates are not available, such vacancies will be carried forward to the next notification.

2. Interview/Document Verification: Candidates have to produce Original documents and other particulars at the time of verification.

APPSC Examination Schedule 2020