What is the difference between the APPSC Group 1 and Group 2?

How we can know the difference between APPSC Group 1 and Group 2?


The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission was formed by the Andhra Pradesh Government for the recruitment of candidates for various government posts. This government organization was formed on 1 November 1956.

Difference between Group1 and Group 2 posts

The APPSC Group 1 exam is the highest-ranked exam conducted by APPSC for government posts and APPSC Group 2 is the 2nd most important exam conducted by APPSC. Only Group 1 posts are higher ranked than Group 2 in Andhra Pradesh.

APPSC Group 1 Examination

By clearing the APPSC Group 1 exam students can get the highest-ranked jobs in Andhra Pradesh. Group 1 posts are highly reputed and have the highest pay scale. Candidates can get jobs and salary through Group 1 posts are as follows,

  • Deputy Collectors – Rs 40,270 – 93,780/-
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police (Civil) Category-II – Rs 40,270 – 93,780/-
  • Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Men) – Rs 37,100 – 91,450/-
  • District Social Welfare Officer - Rs 37,100 – 91,450/-
  • District BC Welfare Officer - Rs 37,100 – 91,450/-
  • District Tribal Welfare Officer - Rs 37,100 – 91,450/-
  • District Panchyat Officer - Rs 37,100 – 91,450/-
  • Assistant Commissioner – Rs 40,270 – 93,780/-
  • District Fire Officer - Rs 37,100 – 91,450/-
  • Regional Transport Officer - Rs 37,100 – 91,450/-
  • Municipal Commissioner Grade-II – Rs 35,120 – 87130/-

Here is the detail of the posts that fall under Group 1. Before the interview, there are two exams for APPSC Group 1 posts,

Preliminary Exam: It has two papers, Paper-I is General Studies and Paper-II is General Aptitude. Both question papers are objective type and contain a total of 120 questions of 120 marks, the total time limit is of 120 minutes per exam.

Main Exam: The main exam carries two sections called conventional and descriptive. In the conventional section, there are two papers, General English and Telugu exam. It has a total time of 3 hours and 150 marks each. In the descriptive section, there are five papers, such as Paper-I is of General Essay, Paper-II is of History, Culture and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh, Paper-III is of Polity, Constitution, Governance, Law, and Ethics, Paper-IV is of Economy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh and Paper-V is of Science, Technology and Environmental Issues. These all papers are of 150 marks and the time available for each exam is 3 hours. After both these processes students can appear for a personal interview.

APPSC Group 2 Examination

APPSC Group 2 is the second most important exam conducted by APPSC; it is only second to Group 1 examination. There are various executive and non-executive posts available under Group 2. Group 2 employees are second in command and they get assistant posts in various departments. Payscale of various executive and non-executive posts is as follows:

  • Assistant Commercial Tax Officer – Rs 28,940 – 78,910/-
  • Deputy Tehsildar – Rs 28,940 – 78,910/-
  • Assistant Labor Officer – Rs 28,940 – 78,910/-
  • Assistant Development Officers – Rs 26,600 – 77,030/-
  • Municipal Commissioner Grade-III – Rs 29,760 – 80,930/-
  • Assistant Section Officer – Rs 26,600 – 77,030/-
  • Senior Auditor – Rs 22,460 – 66,330/-
  • Junior Assistant – Rs 16,400 – 49,870/-
  • Junior Accountant – Rs 16,400 – 49,870/-

Here it is the small details about various Group 2 posts. APPSC Group 2 exam also has two exams, the Preliminary exam and the Main exam.

Preliminary Exam: It has one paper which is divided into three sections, section 1 is General Studies and Mental Ability, section 2 is Social and cultural history of Andhra Pradesh and section 3 is India constitution. Each section carries 50 marks.

Main Exam: It has three papers and each exam carries 150 marks. Paper-I is General Studies and Mental Ability, Paper-II part A is Social and cultural history of Andhra Pradesh, Paper-II part B is General overview of Indian constitution and part-II is Planning in India and Indian economy Contemporary Problems.

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