APPSC Group 2 Syllabus


APPSC Group 2 Exam Syllabus Details: Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC)’s Group II exam syllabus details are given below…

Syllabus of the Written Examination:

PAPER-I: General Studies

The Syllabus decided by the Board of Secondary School Certificate, A.P., as prescribed for 10th Class in History, Geography, Civics, Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Current Affairs.

PAPER-II: Secretarial Abilities

1) Mental Ability (Verbal and non-verbal)
2) Logical Reasoning
3) Comprehension
4) The  Re-arrangement of sentences with a view to improving and analysis of a passage.
5) Numerical and Arithmetical abilities.

The paper I – General Studies:

1. General Science
2. Current Events of National and International Importance.
3. History of India and Indian National Movement. India and World Geography.
4. General Mental Ability.

5. Questions on General Science will cover General appreciation and understanding of science including matters of everyday observation and experience, as may be expected of a well-educated person who has the system not made a special study of any particular scientific discipline. In current events, knowledge of significant and l events will be tested. In History of India, emphasis will  general understanding of the subject in its social, economic and political aspects. Questions on Indian National Movement will nature and character of the nineteenth-century resurgence, growth of Nationalism and attainment of independence. In , emphasis will be on. Questions on the to physical, social and economic of the country, including the main features of the Indian agricultural and natural resources. On Questions mental ability, the candidates will be tested on reasoning and analytical abilities.

6. Disaster Management (Source: CBSE Publications)
a.The  Concepts in disaster management andy profile of India / State of A.P.
b.Questions on  Earthquakes / Cyclones / Tsunami / Floods / Drought – causes and effects.
c. Man-made disasters – Prevention strategies.
d. Mitigation strategies / Mitigation measures.

Paper II – Consists of Social & Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh:

1. Questions on The Satavahanas and their contribution – social structure – Ikshvakus and their cultural contribution; Buddhism and Jainism; The Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi – and their socio-cultural contribution – the growth of Telugu language & Literature.

2. Socio-Cultural and Religious in Andhra Pradesh between first and fifteenth
centuries of the Christian.

3.The  Establishment of British Rule – 1857  its impact on Andhra and Hyderabad
Socio-cultural awakening; Adi-Andhra/Dalit and Justice/self – respect movements; Growth of Nationalist Movement in Andhra between 1885 and the 1947 – Role of socialists – communists – anti-zamindari-Kisan movements.

4. Asafjahi Dynasty – socio-cultural awakening in Telangana -Adi-Hindu Movement – Nizam Rashtra Janasangham – Andhra Mahasabha – Andhra Saaraswata and theParishat – Hyderabad State Congress and Vandemataram Movement.

5. The growth of Leftist / Communist Movement and Telangana People’s Armed Struggle –
Ittehadul-Muslimeen – Razakars-anti-Nizam Struggles and end of Nizams. Integration of Hyderabad State into Indian Union – Formation of Andhra Pradesh – historical events after 1956.

General Overview of the Indian Constitution:

1. The Salient features of the Indian Constitution – Preamble, Fundamental Duties and Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy and their relationship.

2. features of The Indian Federation – Distribution of Legislative Powers between the Union and the State; Relative roles of Legislature, and Judiciary.

3. Community development – 3 tier model of Panchayat Raj – 73rd and 74th amendments and their implementation.

4.The  Welfare Mechanism in India: Provisions for Scheduled Castes, Tribes and Minorities; Reservations for SC, ST and Backward Classes; Prevention of and  SC and ST Atrocities Act; National and AP State the SC and ST Commission; Women’s Commission; National and States Minorities Commission and Human Rights Commission.

5. Unicameral and Bicameral Legislatures – Functions and crises of accountability, a decline of the legislature.

Paper III – Consists of Planning in India & Indian Economy:

1. Planning in Indian Economy – Socio-economic objectives and outlays of 5-year plans – Major controversies of planning in India – Alternative strategies – Goals and achievements – a shortfall of different plans – Planning in a market – Major reforms/policy changes effect from 1991.

2. The Broad fiscal, monetary, industrial trade and agricultural policies, objectives, rationale, constraints, and effects.

3. Geographic size – Endowment of natural resources, population; size composition quality and growth trends – occupational distribution – the effect of British rule with reference to drain theory and Laissez-faire Policy.

4. Money banking and public finances – the concept of money and measures of money supply velocity of money banks and credit creation, determination of price level – inflation, its causes and the bank remedies, finance budget – taxes and non-tax revenue.

5. The AP Meaning and measurements of – growth distribution and welfare, characteristics of under development, stages of development, sources of growth capital – human capital,

The population, productivity, trade and aid, growth strategies – types of average measures – dispersion-correlation-index numbers; types, uses, and limitations.

Contemporary Problems and Developments in the  Rural Society with Special Reference to Andhra Pradesh:

1.The National Income & Main sectors of Economy, GDP (Gross Domestic Product), Per capita income and HDI (Human Development Index) as measures of development. The relative contribution and agriculture to the income and employment in the recent four decades of AP.

2.The  Five-year plans of AP – Outlays, Finance in public sector plan and resource allocation

pattern in the recent five-year plan.

3. Need for and aims of land Develop in AP – Structure of land holdings in AP. Forest, sown and the irrigated area in AP. Cropping pattern.The  Sources of Agricultural Development in AP – Agricultural subsidies.

4.The Growth and structure of Industries in Andhra Pradesh, factories, small and tiny sectors, their comparison, growth, weaknesses, and problems- Institutional and non-institutional – growth and structure of cooperatives in Andhra Pradesh – The Share of ap cooperatives in total credits – adequacy and problems.

5. Structure of Agricultural outputs – administered prices including support and procurement prices – Public Distribution System in AP; Service sector of AP – importance, composition, and growth with special reference to the transport and communication, tourism and information and biotechnology


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