APPSC group 1 exam key 2017: Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) has released group 1 key 2017 for the screening test that was held on May 7. Candidates can view the answer keys at https://psc.ap.gov.in/. On May 7, APPSC Group 1 screening test was organised at 174 venues in 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh, the exam has been conducted by the APPSC for filling up 78 posts of Group-1 Services.
Earlier, APPSC had notified the Group-1 Services exam through notification no. 36/2016 in December last year and the applications were filled from December 31 to January 30. Total 78 posts including Deputy Collector, Commercial Tax Officer, District Registrar, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Assistant Commissioner among others are to be filled through the exam.
As per the government, the hall tickets for Group 1 screening test were issued for as much as 93,482 candidates. The screening (preliminary) test was conducted across all the 13 districts today. The majority of the applicants belong to Visakhapatnam district, from where 12,498 candidates had registered. The screening test was organised in 24 centres in the district. Around 10,025 candidates were allotted test centres in Guntur.
APPSC Group 1 screening test was conducted in one shift from 10.30 am to 1 pm. For the screening test, the candidates were provided with two copies of OMR sheets, of which one was the Original copy (top sheet), while the other was the Duplicate copy (bottom sheet). After marking the answers on the OMR sheet, the candidates were to submit the Original copy to the invigilator, while they were allowed to carry the duplicate copy along with them. Now that the APPSC Group 1 screening test key is released, the candidates can match their answers with the ones mentioned in the key to analyse their performance as well as calculate the score they will be getting in the test.
The screening test comprised of 150 multiple choice questions, each carrying 1 mark. The test is basically to screen or shortlist the candidates for the main exam. The questions were mainly framed on National and International events, current affairs, general sciences, geography, history, Indian Polity and Governance, Logical reasoning, data interpretation, data analysis and information on Andhra Pradesh state.
The candidates will also be asked to submit the objections, based on which the Commission will prepare the final keys and announce the results. The shortlisted candidates having secured marks more than the cut-off marks will be called for the main exam, which is tentatively scheduled to be held from August 17 to 27.
The candidates can submit objections by May 15 in the format prescribed by the APPSC.