Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) Exam : Previous Years Question Papers & Exam Strategy

In this article, we will provide sample questions from previous years’ question papers as well as a preparation strategy of the APPSC Group 1 Prelims Exam. Candidates can also download the APPSC Syllabus (Group 1 Prelims and Mains) 2021 for easy reference from this link.  

Andhra Pradesh PSC Exam Previous Years Question Papers

Note: Visit this link to view and download previous years’ question papers.

Ques 1- Thorium is found in

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Kerala
  3. Karnataka
  4. Tamil Nadu

Ques 2- In the 1991 New Industrial Policy of India, one of the significant proposals was the allowing of foreign direct investment up to 51.0 percent in

  1. All industries
  2. Agro-processing industries
  3. Export industries
  4. High priority industries

Ques 3- If Kiran says, “Raghu’s mother is the only daughter of my mother,” how is Kiran related to Raghu?

  1. Grandfather
  2. Father
  3. Uncle
  4. Brother

Ques 4- In the Parliamentary terminology, under Article 112, the Annual Statement is called

  1. Annual Plan
  2. Budget
  3. Finance Bill
  4. Treasury Bill

Ques 5- Which one is kept outside the purview of the Goods and Services Tax Bill of 2011?

  1. Crude petroleum
  2. Aviation
  3. Natural gas
  4. All the above

Ques 6- Rama was facing East. He walked 4 km. Forward, then turned to his right and walked 3 km. Again he turned to his right and walked 4 km. Then he turned back. Now in which direction is Rama walking?

  1. East
  2. West
  3. North
  4. South

Ques 7- According to the World Bank, during the period 1996 to 2000, the approximate percentage loss of gross domestic product due to disasters was?

  1. 2.85%
  2. 2.50%
  3. 2.25%
  4. 1.95%

Ques 8- The Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority is

  1. Vice President
  2. Minister, Human Resource Development
  3. Home Minister
  4. Prime Minister

Ques 9- National Disaster Reserve Fund is the result of:

  1. 11th   Finance Commission
  2. 12th Finance Commission
  3. 13th Finance Commission
  4. None of the above

Ques 10- National Institute of Disaster Management publishes a biannual journal titled:

  1. Disaster & Development
  2. Disaster India
  3. Disaster Mitigation
  4. Indian Disaster

Ques 11- The Chairman of the Special Committee constituted by Andhra Pradesh in 2011 to study crop holiday is?

  1. Ramakanth Reddy
  2. Pankaj Dwivedi
  3. Jayanthi Ghosh
  4. Mohan Kanda

Ques 12- Preparing the guidelines for the formulation of the national plan, including assessing its resources, is the function of?

  1. Planning Commission
  2. National Development Council
  3. Ministry of Finance
  4. Union Cabinet

Ques 13- The Industrial Policy Resolution that was described as the Economic Constitution of India is:

  1. 1948 Resolution
  2. 1956 Resolution
  3. 1977 Resolution
  4. 1991 Resolution

Ques 14- Marriage by the purchase of the bride was known as?

  1. Asura
  2. Paisacha
  3. Prajapatya
  4. Rakshasa

Ques 15- The essential permanent financial committees set up by the Parliament to exercise effective control over the general and financial administration of the country are Public Accounts Committee, Estimates Committee, Departmental Committees and:

  1. Committee on Foreign Affairs
  2. Committee on Parliamentary Affairs
  3. Committee on Finances of State Government
  4. Committee on Public Undertakings

APPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam has a total of 150 marks. There will be 150 questions for you to answer. APPSC has also introduced negative marketing, so you receive a negative influence for every question with a wrong answer. 1 third of the mark is deducted for each wrongly answered question. This means that the APPSC Group 1 exam is no different than any other UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exams.

Note: It is highly advised to answer only those questions you know the answer to. Don’t blindly guess the answer if you don’t know anything about the problem because every mark will count here.


Candidates who are looking forward to applying for Andhra Pradesh PSC Exams must have complete knowledge about actual exam dates, the total number of vacancies, registration process, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, and selection process. Along with those important information, going over the previous years’ exam papers should also be able to help you to prepare for the exam accordingly.

Areas covered in this article

  • APPSC Previous Question Papers
  • Andhra Pradesh PSC Exam Strategy

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