APPSC Group-1 Prelims Syllabus & APPSC Group-1 Syllabus 2018



Marks:150                                                                Medium: English                                                  Time- 150 Minutes

  1. ESSAY (A minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 250 words): 20
    Choose any one topic from a list of five. (Descriptive/ analytical/ philosophical/ based on Current Affairs)
  2. LETTER WRITING (in about 100 words): 10
    A formal letter expressing one's opinion about an issue. The issues can deal with daily office matters/ a problem that has occurred in the office/ an opinion in response to one sought by a ranked officer etc.
  3. PRESS RELEASE/ APPEAL (in about 100 words): 10
    The PR or appeal should be on an issue pertaining to a recent concern/problem/disaster/rumours etc.
  4. REPORT WRITING (in about 150 words): 15
    A report on an official function/event/field trip/survey etc.
  5. WRITING ON VISUAL INFORMATION (in about 150 words): 15
    A report on a graph/image/ flow chart/table of comparison/ simple statistical data etc.
  6. FORMAL SPEECH (in about 150 words): 15
    A speech (in a formal style) that is to be read out in a formal function. This could be an inauguration speech, an educational seminar/conference, a formal ceremony of importance etc.
    A precis in about 100 words for a 300-word passage.
    A reading passage of about 250 words to be given followed by short-answer type questions.
    Multiple choice questions set from the following list:
    a. Tenses
    b. Voice
    c. Narration (Direct-Indirect) d. Transformation of sentences
    e. Use of Articles and Determiners
    f. Use of Prepositions
    g. Use of Phrasal verbs
    h. Use of idiomatic expressions
    i. Administrative Glossary
    j. Synonyms/Antonyms
    k. One-word substitution
    l. Cohesive devices/Connectives/Linkers
    m. Affixes
    n. Words that cause confusion like homonyms/homop ones.
    Translation of a short passage (of about 150 words) from Regional Language to English. Total 150
Marks:150                                                                Medium: Telugu                                                  Time- 150 Minutes

  1. ESSAY (A minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 250 words): 20
    Choose any one topic from a list of five. (Descriptive/ analytical/losophical/ based on Current Affairs)
  2. To ELABORATE the thought of poetic or verse (any two of the three)
    (about 100 words) 10
  3. PRECIS WRITING: 1/3rd summary of the given passage in
    your words 10
  4. COMPREHENSION: A reading passage of about 250 words to be 10
    given followed by short-answer type questions.
  5. FORMAL SPEECH (Welcome, Farewell, Inauguration etc.) / Speech
    for the press conference (energy, farm credit, pollution, health related policy or problem) (in about 150 words) 10
  6. To PREPARE THE STATEMENTS for publicity media
    (in about 100 words 10
  7. LETTER WRITING (in about 100 words):(Congratulation/Best
    wishes/Request/Complaint etc.) 10
  8. DEBATE WRITING (in about 150 words) (Newspaper issues /
    current issues / editorial presenting individual opinion) 10
  9. APPLICATION WRITING (in about 150 words) 10
  10. REPORT WRITING (in about 150 words) 10
    Dialogues between two people (in about 150 words) (Group discussion, work of the meeting, water, agriculture,health, sanitation, education related problems etc.)
  12. TRANSLATION: Translation from English to 10
    Telugu Language
  13. Grammar of Telugu 20
    Total 150


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


  1. Indian Constitution: Evolution, features, Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy, Amendments, Significant Provisions and Basic Structure.
  2. Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States, Parliament and State Legislatures: Structure, Function, Power and Privileges. Issues and challenges pertaining to Federal Structure: Devolution of Power and Finances up to local levels and Challenges therein.
  3. Constitutional Authorities: Powers, Functions and Responsibilities - Panchayati Raj - Public Policy and Governance.
  4. Impact of Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization on Governance - Statutory, Regulatory and Quasi-judicial bodies.
  5. Rights Issues (Human rights, Women rights, SC/ST rights, Child rights) etc.
  6. India's Foreign Policy - International Relations - Important Institutions, Agencies and Fora, their structure and mandate - Important Policies and Programmes of Central and State Governments.


  1. Basic characteristics of Indian Economy as a developing economy - Economic development since independence objectives and achievements of planning - NITI Ayog and its approach to economic development - Growth and distributive justice - Economic development Human Development Index - India's rank in the world - Environmental degradation and challenges - Sustainable Development - Environmental Policy
  2. National Income and its concepts and components -India's National Accounts - Demographic issues - Poverty and Inequalities - Occupational Structure and Unemployment - Various Schemes of employment and poverty eradication - Issues of Rural Development and Urban Development
  3. Indian Agriculture -Irrigation and water - Inputs of agriculture - Agricultural Strategy and Agricultural Policy - Agrarian Crisis and land reforms - Agricultural credit - Minimum Support Prices - Malnutrition and Food Security - Indian Industry - Industrial Policy - Make-in India - Start-up and Stand-up programmes - SEZs and Industrial Corridors - Energy and Power policies - Economic Reforms - Liberalisaion, Privatisation and Globalization - International Trade and Balance of Payments - India and WTO
  4. Financial Institutions - RBI and Monetary Policy - Banking and Financial Sector Reforms - Commercial Banks and NPAs - Financial Markets - Instabilities - Stock Exchanges and SEBI - Indian Tax System and Recent changes - GST and its impact on Commerce and Industry - Centre, States financial relations- Financial Commissions - Sharing of resources and devolution - Public Debt and Public Expenditure - Fiscal Policy and Budget
  5. i) The characteristics/ basic features of Andhra Pradesh economy after bifurcation in 2014 - Impact of bifurcation on the endowment of natural resources and state revenue - disputes of river water sharing and their impact on irrigation - new challenges to industry and commerce - the new initiatives to develop infrastructure - power and transport -information technology and e-governance - Approaches to development and initiatives in agriculture, industry and social sector - Urbanisation and smart cities - Skill development and employment - social welfare programmes
    ii) A.P. Reorganisation Act, 2014 - Economic Issues arising out of bifurcation - Central government's assistance for building a new capital, compensation for loss of revenue, development of backward districts - Issues such as Vizag railway zone, Kadapa steel factory, Dugarajapatnam airport, Express ways and industrial corridors etc., - Special Status and Special Assistance- Controversy - Government's stand and measure


  1. General Geography: Earth in Solar system, Motion of the Earth, Concept of time, Season, Internal Structure of the Earth, Major landfornns and their features. Atmosphere-structure and composition, elements and factors of Climate, Airmasses and Fronts, atmospheric disturbances, climate change. Oceans: Physical, chemical and biological characteristics, Hydrological Distasters, Marine and Continental resources.
  2. Physical: World, India and concerned State : Major physical divisions, Earthquakes, landslides, Natural drainage, climatic changes and regions, Monsoon, Natural Vegetation, Parks and Sanctuaries, Major Soil types, Rocks and Minerals.
  3. Social: World, India and concerned State : distribution, density, growth, Sex-ratio, Literacy, Occupational Structure, SC and ST Population, Rural-Urban components, Racial, tribal, religious and linguistic groups, urbanization, migration and metropolitan regions
  4. Economic: World, India and concerned State: Major sectors of economy, Agriculture, Industry and Services, their salient features. Basic Industries-Agro, mineral, forest, fuel and manpower based Industries, Transport and Trade, Pattern and Issues.


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


  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 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.


  19. Science and Technology: Nature and Scope of Science & Technology; Relevance of Science & Technology to the day to day life; National Policy on Science, Technology and Innovation; Institutes and Organization in India promoting integration of Science, Technology and Innovation, their activities and contribution; Contribution of Prominent Indian Scientists.
  20. Information and Communication Technology (ICT): Nature and Scope of ICT; ICT in day to day life; ICT and Industry; ICT and Governance - Various government schemes promoting use of ICT, E-Governance programmes and services; Netiquettes; Cyber Security Concerns - National Cyber Crime Policy.
  21. Technology in Space & Defence: Evolution of Indian Space Programme; Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) - it's activities and achievements; Various Satellite Programmes - Satellites for Telecommunication, Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) Satellites; Satellites for defence, Eduset or Satellites for academic purposes; Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)- vision, mission and activities.
  22. Energy Requirement and Efficiency: India's existing energy needs and deficit; India's Energy Resources and Dependence, Energy policy of India Government Policies and Programmes. Solar, Wind and Nuclear energy
  23. Environmental Science: Issues and concerns related to environment; Its legal aspects, policies and treaties for the protection of environment at the national and the international level; Biodiversity- its importance and concerns; Climate Change, International Initiatives (Policies, Protocols) and India's commitment; Forest and Wildlife - Legal framework for Forest and Wildlife Conservation in India; Environmental Hazards, pollution, carbon emission, Global warming. National Action plans on Climate Change and Disaster management. Biotechnology and Nanotechnology; Nature, Scope and application, Ethical, Social, and Legal issues, Government Policies. Genetic Engineering; Issues related to it and its impact on human life. Health & Environment.


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