Andhra pradesh public service commission (APPSC) has succesfully conducted Group-1 preliminary examination on 27/05/2012.
1,73,265 candidates appeared this exam with the attendance of 72.50%. Experts opine question paper is little easy comparing to 2010 appsc group 1 prelims question paper but cutoff is likely to be stable or little high as 110 posts are additionally notified.
As per the reliable sources from coaching institutes, approximate cutoff is likely to be 88-94(3-4 + or -).
APPSC is going to select 15,500 successful aspirants for mains at 1:50 ratio for 310 posts.
People who score 88+ can start preparation for mains as this time 310 posts are notified( last time 210 posts).
We can compare standard of this paper with 2008 group 1 prelims where cutoff closed at 92 for 200 posts.
2010 cutoff was closed at 84 as paper was little tricky and more than 10,000 people qualified for 210 posts.