Group-1 posts are the apex cadres in the state level..which are recruited by the APPSC.Basically Qualification for the Group-1,2 are Graduation(10+2+3 or 10+2+4) in any course like BA,B.com,B.sc..B.tech..,not consider the percentages..just required to pass the Graduation.
Perviously(2004) APPSC has conducted the groups exams with Optional subjects like Civil Services..Last year APPSC has changed the Syllabus for the Group-1,2 exams respectively..according to the new syllabus ..there is no optionals...in place of the optionals they introduce the comman syllabus for all the aspirants..,
Basically Group-1 exam contains the 3 levels..
1.Prelims(only for screening)
In the Prelims.,which is the only screening test to filter the candidates..,in this level contains 150 marks (General Studies(GS) + GK + Aptitude +Reasoning).GS includes basic topics of Science,social,history,geography,culture (SSC level).According to previous results..if U will get 85-90..U should be in the Mains level..,According to APPSC Rules ..they will select the candidates for mains ...1:50 Ration(50 members for 1 post)
Next Round was Mains...this is the key exam in the Groups.Mains contains the 5 papers and one General English paper..which is only qualifying paper..,
Total Duration of the Exam was : 3 hours
Paper 1: General Essay (150 Marks..,15 Questions each 10 marks)
Paper 2: History & Culture (150 Marks..,15 Questions each 10 marks)
Paper 3: Econamy (150 Marks..,15 Questions each 10 marks)
Paper 4: Science & Technology(150 Marks..,15 Questions each 10 marks)
Paper 5: Data appreciation and interpretation (150 Marks..,15 Questions each 10 marks)
if you want in details about syllabus for the Group-1 ...plz find the below link
According to APPSC rules...appsc ppl will select the candidates for interview in 1:2 ration with respective to the reservations..
Final Round of the Group-1 exams was Interview which contains the 75 marks ...APPSC board will test candidates attitude,decision making ....etc
The Total Marks for the Group-1 exam....
Prelims: 150 markks
Mains: 5*150=750 marks,English: 150 marks(only qualifying)
Interview: 75 marks