Andhra Pradesh PSC conducts the APPSC Group 1 exam to select officers in the state government departments. These services provide abundant opportunities for aspirants to serve society at large. Infact, the welfare of the people serves as the main source of motivation for these positions. In this article, we will discuss the APPSC Group 1 Eligibility Criteria – Age Limit, Educational Qualification.
Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) Group 1 exam is postponed due to various reasons. Even after the instructions of the High Court, the commission notified the APPSC Group 1 main exam in April 2020. But due to coronavirus impact and consequent lockdown across the state, the APPSC has delayed the APPSC main exam to a future date. The new dates for the APPSC Group 1 exam will be notified later.
APPSC Group 1 Eligibility Criteria – Available Posts
|Deputy Collector||Assistant Commissioner of State Tax in A.P. State Tax Services.||Deputy Supdt. of Police (Civil) Cat-2|
|Deputy Supdt. of Jails (MEN)||District Fire Officers in A.P. Fire Service.||Asst. Treasury Officer/Asst. Accounts Officer in A.P. Treasury & Accounts Service.|
|Regional Transport Officers in A.P. Transport Service.||Assistant Prohibition & Excise Superintendent in A.P. Excise Service||Mandal Parishad Development Officer|
|District Registrars||District Employment Officer||Deputy Registrars in A.P. Cooperative Service|
|District Tribal Welfare Officer in A.P. Tribal Welfare Service||District Social Welfare Officer||District B.C. Welfare Officer|
|District Officers in Panchayat||Municipal Commissioner Grade-II||Administrative Officer / Lay Secretary & Treasurer Grade-II|
|Assistant Audit Officer|
APPSC Group 1 Eligibility criteria: Overview
|Exam Name||APPSC Group 1 Exam|
|Conducting Body||Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission|
|Exam Level||State Level (Andhra Pradesh)|
|Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|Exam Mode||Offline (Screening Exam) and online( Main Exam)|
|Application Fee||250+120= 370 (Rs.250 for the reserved category candidates)|
|Language||English and Telugu|
|Exam Purpose||To recruit the candidates for the executive and non-executive posts|
|No. of Test Cities||Test centers across the state Andhra Pradesh|
APPSC Group 1 Eligibility Criteria – Age Limit, Educational Qualification
As per the official notification of APPSC Group 1 services, “a candidate must be of sound health, active habits and free from any bodily defect or infirmity rendering him/her unfit for the services”. Also, the character and antecedents of the candidate should be such as to qualify him/her for the service.
Besides the above, the candidates must be a citizen of India.
The common educational qualification required for this exam is a graduate degree from any recognized university.
The following posts require special educational qualifications as mentioned below.
|Post Name||Educational Qualification|
|District Fire Officers in A.P. Fire Service.||Degree in Engineering (Fire) of any University recognized by the University Grants Commission or any other equivalent qualifications. Provided that if no candidates with B.E (Fire) qualifications are available, candidates with the Degree in any discipline will be considered.|
|Asst. Treasury Officer/Asst. Accounts Officer in A.P. Treasury & Accounts Service||A degree in Commerce or Economics or Mathematics of a University Recognised by the UGC with at least a 2nd class in the subject, or A Chartered Accountants of the United Kingdom or India or an incorporated Accountant (London).|
|District Social Welfare Officer in A.P. Social Welfare Service||Must possess a bachelor’s Degree of any University in India established or incorporated by or under a Central Act or a State Act or provincial Act or an institution recognized by the UGC. Provided that preference will be given to candidates possessing a degree in Sociology or Social work.|
|Post Code||Category||Physical Requirement|
|For Post Code No. 03 to 05||General||The candidate must be at least 167.6 Cm. in height and at least 86.3 Cm around the chest on full expansion, with a chest expansion of 5 Cm.|
|S.T.||Must be at least 164 Cm. in height and at least 83.8 Cm. around the chest on full expansion, with a chest expansion of 5 Cm.|
|For Post Code No. 03||(Women)||Must be at least 152.5 Cm. in height, and at least 86.3 Cm around the chest on full expansion, with a chest expansion of 5 Cm. and not less than 45.5 Kg in weight.|
|For Post Code No. 08||Men||Must be at least 165 Cm. in height and at least 86 Cm. round the Chest on full expansion, with a chest expansion of 5 Cm.|
For Pc.No. 03 & 05: Vision: The candidate’s eyesight will be tested per the following rules. The result of each test will be recorded.
Further, two eye tests will be done for testing any abnormality in the candidate’s eye.
General test and Visual Acuity test.
For Post Code No. 01, 02, 06, 07 & 09 to 19
Minimum age limit – 18 years
Maximum age limit – 42 years
For Post Code No. 03 and 4:– No person shall be eligible for direct recruitment if he/she is less than 21 years of age and if he/she is over 28 years of age
For Post Code No.5:– No person shall be eligible for direct recruitment if he is less than 21 years of age and if he is over 26 years of age
For Post Code No. 8:– No person shall be eligible for direct recruitment if he/she is less than 18 years of age and if he/she is over 26 years of age.
Age relaxation in APPSC Group1 Exam
|Sl. No.||Category of Candidate||Relaxation to Upper Age Limit|
|1||SC, ST and Backward Classes||5 years|
|2||Physically Handicapped persons||10 years|
|3||Ex-Servicemen||3 years + Service Period|
|4||A.P. State Government Employee||Up to a maximum of 5 Years based on the length of regular service.|