APPSC Group 1 Mains Syllabus 2016 Exam Pattern Download PDF In English


APPSC Group 1 Mains Syllabus

APPSC Group 1 Mains Syllabus 2016: Applicants’ who are going to participate in the Group 1 Main exam and looking for APPSC Group 1 Mains Syllabus & Exam Pattern are at correct place. From the below uttered section contenders can check Group 1 Mains Syllabus, Exam Pattern and can download in English in the pdf format.

APPSC Group 1 Mains Syllabus
Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) every year conduct the Group 1,2 and 4 examination to select the capable aspirants and every year huge number of aspirants participated in this examination. To crack this exam it is necessary to know about the complete APPSC exam pattern and Syllabus. APPSC Group 1 Exam is conducted in 3 Stages:
  • Preliminary Examination (Objective paper)
  • Main’s Examination (Conventional Type)
  • Interview / Oral Test
APPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern 2016

Preliminary Examination:

The preliminary exam is a screening test which is conducted to shortlist the candidates for the next stage of examination.
  • The exam consists of one objective type paper.
  • Minimum qualifying marks will be given for reservation candidates as per the rules.
  • Preliminary Examination Subjects, Maximum marks, Time duration details given below:
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Time Duration
General Studies & Mental Ability
(Objective Type)
2½  Hours

Main Examination:
  • Applicants who qualified preliminary examination will go to second stage which is Main examination which contains five papers in conventional type & is of  degree standard syllabus .
  • The General English paper is of qualifying one and its marks are not counted for final ranking.
  • All the question papers may be answered either in English or Telugu or Urdu except General English as per the aspirant’s choice.
  • Minimum qualifying marks will be given for reservation candidates as per the rules.
Main Examination Subjects, Maximum marks, Time duration details given below:

Maximum Marks
Time Duration

General English (Conventional Type)
3 Hours Time Duration for all conventional type Papers
Paper -  I
General Essay

 Paper -II
i. History & Cultural heritage of India with emphasis on 20th century history of India.
ii. Social history of Andhra Pradesh i.e., the history of various social and cultural movements in Andhra Pradeshiii. General overview of the Indian Constitution
Paper -III
i) Planning in India & Indian Economy
ii) Land Reforms and social changes in Andhra Pradesh after independenceiii) Andhra Pradesh’s Economy,present status
Paper -IV
The role and impact of Science &Technology in the development of India with emphasis on the applied aspects
ii) General awareness with the modern trends in life sciences.iii) Development and environmental problems
Paper – V
i) Data appreciation and interpretation
ii) The candidates will be asked to draw their own conclusion from the data presented in the tabular form in graphical or otherwiseiii) Problem solving – duly structured situation will be presented to the candidates and they will be asked to suggest their own solutions to the problem arising out of situation. Alternatively, they may be called upon to prove the understanding of the situation by answering certain searching questions based on thesituation


Interview/Oral Test:
  • Contenders who will successfully qualified Main exam will be called for Interview which carries 75 marks.
  • In this Interview, the board will test the candidate’s attitude and decision making skills.
APPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2016

APPSC Group 1 Prelims Syllabus:
  • Contemporary Developments in Science and Technology
  • Current Events of National and International Importance
  • History of India & Social, Economic, Cultural and Political aspects
  • AP Indian National Movement
  • World Geography and Geography of India with a focus on AP
  • Indian polity and Economy
  • Country’s Political System
  • Rural Development
  • Planning & Economic Reforms in India
  • Mental Ability & Reasoning etc.
APPSC Group 1 Mains Syllabus

Main examination consists of five conventional type papers with degree standard syllabus and one General English paper with S.S.C standard syllabus.

APPSC Group 1 Mains syllabus for General English
  • Comprehension
  • Precis-writing
  • Re-arrangement of sentences
  • Correction of sentences
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Filling in the blanks
  • Correction of spellings
  • Vocabulary and usage
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Verb tenses
  • Prepositions
  • Active voice and Passive voice
  • Parts of speech
Paper I (General Essay)

 Crisis management, Social problems, Analysis and solutions
 Current events of national and international importance
 Current events relating to State of Andhra Pradesh

Paper II

History & Cultural heritage of India
Indus Civilization
Advent of Islam and its impact
20th-Century history of India
Social History of Andhra Pradesh
Social and Cultural movements in Andhra Pradesh
General overview of the Indian Constitution etc.

Paper III

Section I
 India & Indian Economy Planning.
Section II
 Social changes in Andhra Pradesh after independence.
Section III
National and Per Capita Income and Human Development
Section IV
 AP state economy, current status, weaknesses & strengths

Paper IV

Section I
 Role and Impact of Science and Technology in the Development of India
Section II
 General Awareness with the Modern Trends in Life Sciences
Section III
 Development & Environment Problems

Paper V

Section I
Data Appreciation and Interpretation
Section II
Data Presented in the Tabular Form in Graphical etc
Section III
Problem solving – Duly Structured
Section IV
Questions based on the Situation etc.

APPSC Study Material

APPSC Online Books for Group (1, 2, 4)

Name of the books
Author Name
Advanced History of India
R.C. Majumdar – Raya Choudhari
Social Cultural and Economic History of India
S.C. RayaChoudhary
Social Reforms in Modern India
V.A. Narayan
Technology of Nano materials
N . Balakrishna Rao,
Environmental Studies
Manoj Tiwar
General Studies for GROUP 1 & 2 (English Medium)
VIjetha Pulications
Tata McGraw Hill
LaxmiKanth (english)
for Telugu Medium
Krishna Reddy
AP History
Fundamentals of Mathematical Statistics
S.C. Gupta and V.K. Kapoor, Sultan Chand
Quantitative Aptitude
R.S. Aggarwal
Analytical Reasoning
M.K. Panden

APPSC Exam Preparation Tips:

Make a Plan Smartly:

When you are starting your preparation you have to make a plan first to prepare for a APPSC exam. The most important thing to crack the APPSC exam is to plan smartly and prepare accordingly. Find a temporary idea when these exams are performed in a given year and calculate how much time is with you for your preparation. Before making any preparation strategy must know about the complete syllabus and determine your comfort level in particular section.

Prepare a List: 

Once you know about the complete APPSC syllabus or exam pattern then prepare a list of the books or study material which are required at the time of exam. Study material for the each area of APPSC group I, group II or group IV exam.

Time Management:

If you want to cover complete syllabus at the time of preparation you have to manage time first. Give equal time to each section of examination. Set a finish date on your mobile, calendar or put it on your table to remember that you should finish learning at that time.

Make notes:

At the time of APPSC exam preparation try to make complete note notebook for it that you can easily go through this Notebook at the time of revision.

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