- 1 APPSC Group-1 Syllabus 2019 PDF:
- 1.1 APPSC Group-1 Important Dates:
- 1.2 APPSC Group-1 Prelims Exam Pattern:
- 1.3 APPSC Group-1 Mains Exam Pattern:
- 1.4 APPSC Group-1 Prelims Syllabus:
- 1.4.1 APPSC Group-1 GK (General Studies Syllabus) Paper-I Syllabus:
- 1.4.2 (A) APPSC Group-1 History & Culture Syllabus:
- 1.4.3 (B) APPSC Group-1 CONSTITUTION, POLITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Syllabus:
- 1.4.4 (C) APPSC Group-1 INDIAN AND ANDHRA PRADESH ECONOMY AND PLANNING:
- 1.4.5 (D) APPSC Group-D GEOGRAPHY Paper-I Syllabus
- 1.4.6 APPSC Group-I General Aptitude Paper-II Syllabus:
- 1.5 APPSC Group-1 Mains Syllabus:
- 1.5.1 APPSC Group-1 Mains (English Paper)
- 1.5.2 APPSC Group-1 Mains (Telugu Paper)
- 1.5.3 General Essay
- 1.5.4 History and cultural heritage of india
- 1.5.5 PAPER III – POLITY, CONSTITUTION, GOVERNANCE, LAW AND ETHICS
- 1.5.6 PAPER – IV
- 1.5.7 PAPER – V SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
APPSC Group-1 Syllabus 2019 PDF:
Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission has released the notification for the APPSC Group-1 recruitment. Candidates are required to download the syllabus and start preparing to get a job in state government.
Download the Revised 2019 Syllabus PDF below (Revised as per the syllabus released on 31/12/2018).
APPSC Group-1 Important Dates:
|Starting date for Application||07-01-2019|
|Last date for Fees payment||27-01-2019|
|Last date for Application||28-01-2019|
|Hall Ticket Download||7 days before exam (3-03-2019)|
|Group-1 Preliminary Exam||10-03-2019|
|Group-1 Mains Exam||10 to 22-06-2019|
APPSC Group-1 Prelims Exam Pattern:
There will be 1/3 Negative marks per each wrong answer.
|General Studies (Paper-I)||120||120||120 Minutes|
|General Aptitude (Paper-II)||120||120||120 Minutes|
APPSC Group-1 Prelims General Studies (Paper-I) Exam Pattern:
Objective Type Test:
|Part-A History and Culture.||30||120 Questions||120 Minutes|
|Part-B Constitution polity, Social Justice and
|Part-C Indian and Andhra Pradesh Economy
APPSC Group-1 Prelims General Aptitude (Paper-II) Exam Pattern:
Objective Type Test:
|Part||Marks||No. of Questions||Exam Duration|
|Part-A General Mental Ability,
Administrative and Psychological
|60 Marks||120 Questions||120 Minutes|
|Part-B (i) Science and Technologies.||30 Marks|
|Part-B (ii) Current events of Regional, National and International importance||30 Marks|
APPSC Group-1 Mains Exam Pattern:
|Paper in Telugu||Qualifying in Nature||180||150|
|Paper in English||Qualifying in Nature||180||150|
|Paper-I||General Essay – on contemporary themes and
issues of regional, national and international
|Paper- II||History and Cultural and Geography of India
and Andhra Pradesh
|Paper- III||Polity, constitution, Governance, Law and
|Paper- IV||Economy and Development of India and
|Paper- V||Science, Technology and Environmental Issues||180||150|
The papers of Telugu and English are in qualifying in nature and the
marks secured in these papers are not counted for merit.
The minimum qualifying marks for Telugu & English for each individual paper is 40 % for OC’s, 35 % for B.C’s, 30% for SC / ST / PH.
All papers except Telugu & English may be answered in English or Telugu or Urdu
After written examination (Conventional Type), eligible candidates will be called for an
Interview at the ratio of 1:2
APPSC Group-1 Prelims Syllabus:
APPSC Group-1 GK (General Studies Syllabus) Paper-I Syllabus:
(A) APPSC Group-1 History & Culture Syllabus:
1. Indus Valley Civilization: Features, Sites, Society, Cultural History, Art and Religion. Vedic Age- Mahajanapadas, Religions-Jainism and Buddhism.
The Maghadas, the Mauryan , Foreign invasions on India and their impact, the Kushans. The Sathavahanas the Sangam Age, the Sungas, the Gupta Empire -their Administration-
Social, Religious and Economic conditions-Art, Architecture, Literature, Science and Technology.
2. The Kanauj and their Contributions, South Indian Dynasties – The Badami Chalukyas, the
Eastarn Chalukyas, the Rastrakutas, the Kalyani Chalukyas, the Cholas, the Hoyasalas, the
Yedavas, the Kakatiyas and the Reddis.
3. The Delhi Sultanate, the Vijaynagar Empire and the Mughal Empire, the Bhakti Movement
and Sufism – Administration, Economy, Society, Religion, Literature, Arts and Architecture.
4. The European Trading companies in India- their struggle for supremacy-with special
reference to Bengal, Bombay, Madras, Mysore, Andhra and Nizam, Governor-Generals
5. Indian War of Independence of 1857 – Origin, Nature, causes, consequences and
significance with special reference to Concerned State, Religious and Social Reform
Movements in 19th century in India and Concerned State, India’s Freedom Movement,
Revolutionaries in India and Abroad.
6. Mahatma Gandhi, his thoughts, Principles and Philosophy. Important Satyagrahas, the Role
of Sardar Patel, Subash Chandrabose in Freedom Movement and Post independence
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, his life and contribution to making of Indian Constitution, India after
Independence – Reorganization of the States in India.
(B) APPSC Group-1 CONSTITUTION, POLITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Syllabus:
1. Indian Constitution: Evolution, features, Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental
Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy, Amendments, Significant Provisions and Basic
2. Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States, Parliament and State
Legislatures: Structure, Function, Power and Privileges. Issues and challenges pertaining
to Federal Structure: Devolution of Power and Finances up to local levels and
3. Constitutional Authorities: Powers, Functions and Responsibilities – Panchayati Raj –
Public Policy and Governance.
4. Impact of Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization on Governance – Statutory,
Regulatory and Quasi-judicial bodies.
5. Rights Issues (Human rights, Women rights, SC/ST rights, Child rights) etc.
6. India’s Foreign Policy — International Relations — Important Institutions, Agencies and
Fora, their structure and mandate – Important Policies and Programmes of Central
and State Governments.
(C) APPSC Group-1 INDIAN AND ANDHRA PRADESH ECONOMY AND PLANNING:
1. Basic characteristics of Indian Economy as a developing economy – Economic
development since independence objectives and achievements of planning – NITI Ayog and
its approach to economic development – Growth and distributive justice – Economic
development Human Development Index – India’s rank in the world – Environmental
degradation and challenges – Sustainable Development – Environmental Policy
2. National Income and its concepts and components –India’s National Accounts –Demographic
issues – Poverty and Inequalities – Occupational Structure and Unemployment – Various
Schemes of employment and poverty eradication – Issues of Rural Development and Urban
3. Indian Agriculture –Irrigation and water – Inputs of agriculture – Agricultural Strategy and
Agricultural Policy – Agrarian Crisis and land reforms – Agricultural credit – Minimum Support
Prices -Malnutrition and Food Security – Indian Industry – Industrial Policy – Make-in India – Start-
up and Stand-up programmes – SEZs and Industrial Corridors – Energy and Power policies –
Economic Reforms – Liberalisaion, Privatisation and Globalization –International Trade and
Balance of Payments – India and WTO
4. Financial Institutions – RBI and Monetary Policy – Banking and Financial Sector Reforms –
Commercial Banks and NPAs – Financial Markets –Instabilities – Stock Exchanges and SEBI –
Indian Tax System and Recent changes – GST and its impact on Commerce and Industry –
Centre, States financial relations- Financial Commissions – Sharing of resources and devolution –
Public Debt and Public Expenditure – Fiscal Policy and Budget
5. i) The characteristics/ basic features of Andhra Pradesh economy after bifurcation in 2014 –
Impact of bifurcation on the endowment of natural resources and state revenue – disputes of
river water sharing and their impact on irrigation – new challenges to industry and commerce –
the new initiatives to develop infrastructure –power and transport -information technology
and e-governance – Approaches to development and initiatives in agriculture, industry and
social sector – Urbanisation and smart cities – Skill development and employment – social
ii) A.P. Reorganisation Act, 2014 – Economic Issues arising out of bifurcation – Central
government’s assistance for building a new capital, compensation for loss of revenue,
development of backward districts – Issues such as Vizag railway zone, Kadapa steel factory,
Dugarajapatnam airport, Express ways and industrial corridors etc., – Special Status and Special
Assistance- Controversy – Government’s stand and measure
(D) APPSC Group-D GEOGRAPHY Paper-I Syllabus
1. General Geography: Earth in Solar system, Motion of the Earth, Concept of time, Season,
Internal Structure of the Earth, Major landfornns and their features. Atmosphere-structure
and composition, elements and factors of Climate, Airmasses and Fronts, atmospheric
disturbances, climate change. Oceans: Physical, chemical and biological characteristics,
Hydrological Distasters, Marine and Continental resources.
2. Physical: World, India and concerned State : Major physical divisions, Earthquakes, landslides,
Natural drainage, climatic changes and regions, Monsoon, Natural Vegetation, Parks and
Sanctuaries, Major Soil types, Rocks and Minerals.
3. Social: World, India and concerned State : distribution, density, growth, Sex-ratio, Literacy,
Occupational Structure, SC and ST Population, Rural-Urban components, Racial, tribal, religious
and linguistic groups, urbanization, migration and metropolitan regions.
4. Economic: World, India and concerned State: Major sectors of economy, Agriculture, Industry
and Services, their salient features. Basic Industries-Agro, mineral, forest, fuel and manpower
based Industries, Transport and Trade, Pattern and Issues.
APPSC Group-I General Aptitude Paper-II Syllabus:
(A) APPSC Group-I GENERAL MENTAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ABILITIES Syllabus
1. Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability.
2. Number Series, Coding —Decoding.
3. Problems Related to Relations.
4. Shapes and their Sub-sections, Venn Diagram.
5. Problems based on Clocks, Calendar and Age.
6. Number system and order of Magnitude.
7. Ratio, proportion and variation.
8. Central Tendencies – mean, median, mode — including weighted mean.
9. Power and exponent, Square, Square Root, Cube Root, H.C.F. and L.C.M.
10. Percentage, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and loss.
11. Time and Work, Time and Distance, Speed and Distance.
12. Area and Perimeter of Simple Geometrical Shapes, Volume and Surface Area of Sphere,
Cone, Cylinder, cubes and Cuboids.
13. Lines, angels and common geometrical figures — properties of transverse and parallel lines,
properties of triangles, quadrilateral, rectangle, parallelogram and rhombus.
14. Introduction to algebra — BODMAS, simplification of weird symbols.
15. Data interpretation, Data Analysis, Data sufficiency, and concepts of Probability.
16. Emotional Intelligence: Understanding and analyzing emotions, Dimensions of emotional
intelligence, coping with emotions, empathy and coping with stress.
17. Social Intelligence, interpersonal skills, Decision making, Critical thinking, problem solving and
Assessment of personality.
(B) APPSC Group-I Paper-II SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Syllabus
18. Science and Technology: Nature and Scope of Science & Technology; Relevance of Science &
Technology to the day to day life; National Policy on Science, Technology and Innovation;
Institutes and Organization in India promoting integration of Science, Technology and
Innovation, their activities and contribution; Contribution of Prominent Indian Scientists.
19. Information and Communication Technology (ICT): Nature and Scope of ICT; ICT in day to day
life; ICT and Industry; ICT and Governance – Various government schemes promoting use of
ICT, E-Governance programmes and services; Netiquettes; Cyber Security Concerns –
National Cyber Crime Policy.
20. Technology in Space & Defence: Evolution of Indian Space Programme; Indian Space
Research Organization (ISRO) — it’s activities and achievements; Various Satellite
Programmes — Satellites for Telecommunication, Indian Regional Navigation Satellite
System (IRNSS), Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) Satellites; Satellites for defence, Eduset or
Satellites for academic purposes; Defence Research and Development Organization
(DRDO)- vision, mission and activities.
21. Energy Requirement and Efficiency: India’s existing energy needs and deficit; India’s Energy
Resources and Dependence, Energy policy of India Government Policies and Programmes.
Solar, Wind and Nuclear energy
22. Environmental Science: Issues and concerns related to environment; Its legal aspects,
policies and treaties for the protection of environment at the national and the
international level; Biodiversity- its importance and concerns; Climate Change,
International Initiatives (Policies, Protocols) and India’s commitment; Forest and Wildlife –
Legal framework for Forest and Wildlife Conservation in India; Environmental Hazards,
pollution, carbon emission, Global warming. National Action plans on Climate Change
and Disaster management. Biotechnology and Nanotechnology; Nature, Scope and
application, Ethical, Social, and Legal issues, Government Policies. Genetic Engineering;
Issues related to it and its impact on human life. Health & Environment.
(C.) APPSC Group-I Paper-II CURRENT EVENTS OF REGIONAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE Syllabus:
You should cover important current affairs of the past 3-4 months.
APPSC Group-1 Mains Syllabus:
APPSC Group-1 Mains (English Paper)
10th Class Level
Marks — 150 Medium: English Time- 150 Minutes
01 ESSAY (A minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 250 words): 20 Marks
Choose any one topic from a list of five. (Descriptive/ analytical/ philosophical/
based on Current Affairs)
02 LETTER WRITING (in about 100 words): 10 Marks
A formal letter expressing one’s opinion about an issue. The issues can deal with daily
office matters/ a problem that has occurred in the office/ an opinion in response to one
sought by a ranked officer etc.
03 PRESS RELEASE/ APPEAL (in about 100 words): 10 Marks
The PR or appeal should be on an issue pertaining to a recent
04 REPORT WRITING (in about 150 words): 15 Marks
A report on an official function/event/field trip/survey etc.
05 WRITING ON VISUAL INFORMATION (in about 15
A report on a graph/image/ flow chart/table of comparison/ simple statistical data
06 FORMAL SPEECH (in about 150 words): 15 Marks
A speech (in a formal style) that is to be read out in a formal function. This could be an
inauguration speech, an educational seminar/conference, a formal ceremony of
07 PRECIS WRITING: 15 Marks
A precis in about 100 words for a 300-word passage.
08 READING COMPREHENSION: 15 Marks
A reading passage of about 250 words to be given
followed by short-answer type questions.
09 ENGLISH GRAMMAR: 20 Marks
Multiple choice questions set from the following list:
c. Narration (Direct-Indirect)
d. Transformation of sentences
e. Use of Articles and Determiners
f. Use of Prepositions
g. Use of Phrasal verbs
h. Use of idiomatic expressions
i. Administrative Glossary
k. One-word substitution
l. Cohesive devices/Connectives/Linkers
n. Words that cause confusion like homonyms/homophones.
10. TRANSLATION: 15 Marks
Translation of a short passage (of about 150
words) from Regional Language to English.
Total: 150 Marks
APPSC Group-1 Mains (Telugu Paper)
Marks-150 Medium: Telugu Time- 150 Minutes
10th Class Level
1. ESSAY (A minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 250 words): 20 Marks
Choose any one topic from a list of five. (Descriptive/ analytical/Philosophical/
based on Current Affairs)
2. To ELABORATE the thought of poetic or verse (any two of the three) 10 Marks
(about 100 words)
3. PRECIS WRITING: 1/3rd summary of the given passage in 10 Marks
4. COMPREHENSION: A reading passage of about 250 words to be 10 Marks
given followed by short-answer type questions.
5. FORMAL SPEECH (Welcome, Farewell, Inauguration etc.) / Speech 10 Marks
for the press conference (energy, farm credit, pollution, health related
policy or problem) (in about 150 words)
6. To PREPARE THE STATEMENTS for publicity media 10 Marks
(in about 100 words)
7. LETTER WRITING (in about 100 words):(Congratulation/Best 10 Marks
8. DEBATE WRITING (in about 150 words) (Newspaper issues / 10 Marks
current issues / editorial presenting individual opinion)
9. APPLICATION WRITING (in about 150 words) 10 Marks
10 REPORT WRITING (in about 150 words) 10 Marks
11. DIALOGUE WRITING OR DIALOGUE SKILLS: 10 Marks
Dialogues between two people (in about 150 words)
(Group discussion, work of the meeting, water, agriculture,
health, sanitation, education related problems etc.)
12. TRANSLATION: Translation from English to 10 Marks
13. Grammar of Telugu 20
candidate should write three Essays one from each section compulsorily in
about 800 words each.
This paper is designed to test candidate’s (i) knowledge / awareness of a variety of Subjects
and (ii) their ability to compose a sustained piece of writing in the form of an essay.
i. Current affairs
ii. Socio- political issues
iii. Socio- economic issues
iv. Socio- environmental issues
v. Cultural and historical aspects
vi. Issues related to civic awareness
vii. Reflective topics
Areas of Testing:
This paper would test the following:
1. Ability to compose a well-argued piece of writing
2. Ability to express coherently and sequentially
3. Awareness of the subject chosen
Evaluation / Marking:
Credit will be given for the following:
a. Observing established rules and format for essay writing
b. Grammatical correctness of expression
Originality of thought and expression.
History and cultural heritage of india
Marks — 150 Medium: English / Telugu Time- 150 Minutes
A .History and Culture of India:
1. Pre-Historic Cultures in India- Indus Valley Civilization- Vedic Culture- Mahajanapadas-
Emergence of New Religions-Jainism, Buddhism- Rise of the Magadha and Age of the
Mauryas- Ashoka Dharma- Foreign Invasions on India- The Kushans.
The Satavahanas, the Sangam Age in South India- the Sungas- the Guptas- the Kanauj and
their Contributions- Historical Accounts of Foreign travelers- Early Educational Institutions.
2. The Pallavas, the Badami Chalukyas, the Eastern Chalukyas, the Rashtrakutas, the Kalyani
Chalukyas and the Cholas- Socio Cultural Contributions, Language, Literature Art and
Architecture- Delhi Sultanates- Advent of Islam and its Impact- Religious Movements like
Bhakti and Sufi and Its Influence.
Growth of Vernacular Languages, Scripts, Literature, Fine Arts- Socio Cultural Conditions of the
Kakatiyas, the Vijayanagaras, the Bahmanis, the Qutubsahis and their cotemporary South
3. The Mughals Administration, Socio-Religious life and Cultural developments- Shivaji and Rise
of Maratha Empire- Advent of Europeans in India.
Trade practices- Rise of East India Company its Hegemony- Changes in Administration, Social
and Cultural spheres- Role of Christian Missionaries.
4. Rise of British rule in India from 1757 to 1856- Land Revenue Settlement, Permanent
Settlement, Ryothvari and Mahalvari-1857 Revolt and its Impact-Education, Press, Cultural
changes- Rise of National Consciousness and Changes- Socio-Religious Reform Movements in
19th century- Rajaram Mohan Roy, Dayananda Saraswathi, Swamy Vivekananda, Annie
Besant, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and others.
Rise of Indian Nationalism- Activities of Indian National Congress- Vandemataram, Home Rule
Movements- Self Respect Movement- Jyothiba Phule, Narayana Guru, Periyar Ramaswamy
Naicker- Role of Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose, Vallabai Patel- Satyagraha- Quit
India Movement- Dr B.R. Ambedkar and his Contributions.
5. Indian Nationalism in three phases- Freedom Struggle 1885-1905, 1905-1920 and Gandhi
Phase 1920-1947- Peasant, Women, Tribal and Workers Movements- Role of Different parties in
Freedom Struggle- Local and Regional Movements- Inter Religious Unity and Communalism.
Independence and Partition of India- India after Independence- Rehabilitation after
partition- Linguistic Re-organization of States- Integration of the Indian States- Indian
Constitution- Economic policies- Foreign Policy Initiatives.
Social and cultural history of Andhra Pradesh
6. Ancient: The Satavahanas, the Ikshvakus, the Salankayanas, the Pallavas and the
Vishnukundins- -Social and Economic Conditions- Religion, Language (Telugu), Literature, Art
and Architecture- Jainism and Buddhism in Andhra.
The Eastern Chalukyas, the Rashtrakutas, the Renati Cholas and others- Socio-Cultural life,
Religion- Telugu Script and Language, Literature, Art and Architecture.
7. Medieval: Socio- Cultural and Religious Conditions in Andhradesa 1000 to 1565 A.D.-Antiquity,
Origin and Growth Telugu Language and Literature (Kavitraya- Asthadiggajas)- Fine Arts,
Art& Architecture during the reign of Kakatiyas, Reddis, Gajapatis and Vijayanagaras and
Historical Monuments-Significance, Contribution of Qutubshahis to Andhra History and
Culture-Regional Literature- Praja Kavi -Vemana and others.
8. Modern: European Trade Establishments in Andhra- Andhra Under the Company Rule- Role
of Christian Missionaries- Socio-Cultural, Literary Awakening- C.P. Brown, Thamos Munro,
Mackenzie-Zamindary, Polegary System- Native States and Little Kings.
Role of Social Reformers- Gurajada Apparao, Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Raghupati
Venkataratnam Naidu, Gidugu Ramamurthy, Annie Besant and others- Library Movement in
Andhra Pradesh- Role of News Paper- Folk and Tribal Culture, Oral Traditions, Subaltern
Culture, Role of women.
9. Nationalist Movement: Role of Andhra leaders- Justice Party, Non-Brahmin Movement-
Nationalist and Revolutionary Literature- Gurram Jashva, Boyi Bheemanna, Sri Sri, Garimella
Satyanarayana, Rayaprolu Subbarao, Unnava Lakshminarayana, Tripuraneni Ramaswamy
Choudhary and others, Andhra Mahasabhas, Andhra Movement- prominent leaders- Alluri Sitaramraju, Duggirala Gopalakrishnaiah, Konda Venkatappayya,Pattabhi Seetaramaiah,
Ponaka Kanakamma, Dokka Sitamma- Grandhlaya Movement- Ayyanka Venkataratnam,
Gadicherla Harisarvothamarao, Kasinanathuni Nagesvara Rao- Potti Sreeramulu Formation of
Andhra State,1953- Emergence of Andhra Pradesh,1956- Andhra Pradesh 1956 to2014- Causes for
Bifurcation, 2nd June 2014 Impact.
10. Andhra Pradesh: Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its impact on Administrative, Economic,
Social, Political, Cultural and Legal Implications- Loss of Capital City, Building of New Capital and
its financial Implications- Division of Employees and their Native Issues- Effect of Bifurcation on
Trade& Commerce, Industry – Implication of Financial Resources of State Government.
Developmental Opportunities- Socio-Economic, Cultural and Demographic impact of
Bifurcation- Impact on River water sharing and other link issues- Andhra Pradesh Reorganization
Act.2014- the Arbitrariness of certain provisions.
C. Geography: India and Andhra Pradesh
11. Physical Features and Resources: India and Andhra Pradesh, Major land forms, Climatic
changes, Soil types, Rivers, Water, Streams, Geology, Rocks, Mineral Resources, Metals, Clays,
Construction Materials, Reservoirs, Dams —Forests, Mountains, Hills, Flora and fauna, Plateau
Forests, Hill Forests, Vegetation Classification.
12. Economic Geography : Agriculture, Live stocks, Forestry, Fishery, Quarrying, Mining, House
hold Manufacturing, Industries — Agro, Mineral, Forest, Fuel and man power, Trade and
Commerce, Communication, Road Transport, Storage and others.
13. Social Geography: Population Movements and Distribution, Human Habitations, Density,
Age, Sex, Rural, Urban, Race, Caste, Tribe, Religion, Linguistic, Urban Migration, Education
14. Fauna and Floral Geography: Wild Animals, Animals, Birds, Reptiles, Mammals, Trees and
Plants and others.
15. Environmental Geography: Sustainable Development, Globalization, Temperature, Humidity,
Cloudiness, Winds, Special Weather Phenomena, Natural Hazards — Earth Quakes, Land
Slides, Floods, Cyclones, Cloud Burst, Disaster Management, Impact Assessment,
Environmental Pollution, Pollution Management.
PAPER III – POLITY, CONSTITUTION, GOVERNANCE, LAW AND ETHICS
Marks — 150 Medium: English / Telugu Time- 150 Minutes
(A) Indian Polity and Constitution:
1. Indian Constitution and its salient features – Functions and duties of the Indian Union
and the State Governments.
2. Issues and challenges pertaining to the Federal structure — Role of Governor in States –
Distribution of powers between the Union and States (Union list, State list and Concurrent
list) — Issues and challenges.
3. Rural and Urban Local Governance under 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment –
Constitutional Authorities and their Role.
4. Parliament and State Legislatures — structure, functioning, conduct of business,
powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
5. Judiciary in India — Structure and functions, important provisions relating to emergency
and constitutional amendments, judicial review, Public Interest Litigation.
(B) Public Administration and Governance:
6. Meaning, Nature and Scope of Public Administration — Evolution in India —
Administrative ideas in Kautilya’s Arthashastra; Mughal administration; Legacy of British
7. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues
and problems of implementation.
8. Development processes – the role of civil society, NGOs and other stakeholders –
9. Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial authorities – Role of Civil Services in
10. Good governance and e-governance- Transparency, accountability and
responsiveness in governance — Citizen’s Charter. RTI, Public Service Act and
their implications, Concept of Social Audit and its importance.
(C). Ethics in Public Service and knowledge of law
11. Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and Consequences of Ethics in
Human actions: dimensions of Ethics: Ethics in Private and Public relationships,
Ethics-integrity and Accountability in Public Service.
12. Human values: Understanding the Harmony in existence Human relationships in the society
and in the Nature. Gender Equability in the relationships Role of family, society and
Educational Institutions in imparting values to citizens, lessons from the lives and teachings
of great leaders, reformers and administrations.
13. Attitude: Content, Functions, its influence and relation with thought and behaviour, Moral
and Political attitudes, role of Social influence and persuasion. Emotional intelligence-
Concepts and their utilities and application in Administration and Governance.
14. Concept of Public Service, “Philosophical basis of Governance professional Ethics in the light
of right understanding and Vision for Holistic Technologies, Codes of Ethics, codes of
Conduct, RTI, Public Service Act, Leadership Ethics, Work culture, Ethical principles with in an
Organizational content. – Ethical and moral values in governance, Ethical issues in
international relations, corruption, Lokpal, Lokayukta
15. Basic Knowledge of Laws in India
Constitution of India: Nature and salient features – Fundamental Rights and Directive
Principles of State Policy – Bifurcation of powers between centre and state (state list, union list
and concurrent list) – Powers of judiciary, executive and legislature.
Civil and Criminal laws: hierarchy of civil and criminal courts in India – difference between
substantial and procedural laws – order and decree – new developments in criminal laws,
Labour Law: Concept of social welfare legislations in India, changing trends in employment
and necessity for new labour laws.
Cyber Laws: Information Technology Act – Cyber Security and Cyber Crime – difficulties in
determining competent jurisdiction of courts in case of cyber-crimes.
Tax Laws: Laws relating to income, Profits, Wealth Tax, Corporate Tax – GST
PAPER – IV
Marks — 150 Medium: English/Telugu Time – 150 Minutes
1) Major Challenges of Indian Economy – Inconsistent growth rate, Low growth rates of
agriculture and manufacturing sectors, inflation and oil prices, current account deficit and
unfavorable balance of payments, falling rupee value, growing NPAs and capital infusion –
money laundering and black money – Insufficient financial resources and deficiency of
capital, Lack of Inclusive growth and Sustainable development – Nature, causes,
consequences and solutions of these problems
2) Resource Mobilization in Indian Economy: Sources of financial resources for public and
private sectors – budgetary resources – tax revenue and non-tax revenue – public debt :
market borrowings, loans and grants etc., external debt from multilateral agencies – foreign
institutional investment and foreign direct investment – desirability and consequences of
utilizing different sources – Monetary and fiscal policies – financial markets and institutions of
developmental finance – investment in industries and infrastructure projects – Physical
resources – Energy resources
3) Resource mobilization in Andhra Pradesh – Budgetary resources and constraints – Fulfillment
of the conditions of A.P Bifurcation Act – central assistance and issues of conflict – public
debt and projects of external assistance – Physical resources – Mineral and forest resources –
Water disputes with neighboring states
4) Government Budgeting: Structure of Government budget and its components –Budgeting
process and recent changes – of – Types of budget – types of deficits, their impact and
management – Highlights of current year’s union budget and its analysis -GST and related
issues – Central assistance to states – Issues of federal finance in India – Recommendations
of the latest finance commission –
5) Government budgeting in Andhra Pradesh – Budget constraints – Central assistance and
issues of conflict after bifurcation of the state – management of deficits – – Highlights and
Analysis of the current year budget – State finance commission and local finance in Andhra
6) Inclusive Growth: Meaning of inclusion – Causes of exclusion in India – Strategies for and
instruments of inclusion : Poverty alleviation and employment , Health and Education,
women empowerment, social welfare schemes – Food Security and Public Distribution
System – sustainable agriculture – Integrated Rural development -regional diversification –
Public and partnership for inclusive growth – Financial inclusion
All Andhra Pradesh government’s current schemes for inclusive growth and financial
inclusion – Public Distribution system and DWCRA
7) Agricultural Development:
Role of agriculture in economic development – Contribution of to GDP– Issues of finance,
production, marketing – green revolution and changing focus to dryland farming, organic
farming and sustainable agriculture – minimum support prices – agriculture policy –
Swaminathan commission – Rainbow revolution –
8) Agriculture Development in Andhra Pradesh: Contribution to SGDP-Regional disparities in
irrigation and agricultural development -changing cropping pattern – focus on horticulture
and fisheries and dairying – Government schemes to promote agriculture in Andhra Pradesh
9) Industrial Development and Policy : Role of industrial sector in economic development –
Evolution of industrial policy since independence – Industrial Policy, 1991and its impact on
Indian economy – Contribution of Public Sector to industrial development in India – impact
of liberalization and privatization and globalization on industrial development –
Disinvestment and privatization – – Problems of core industries -Micro, small and medium
enterprises, their problems and policy – industrial sickness and support mechanism –
Manufacturing policy – Make-in India – Start up programme – NIMZs- SEZs, industrial corridors
10) Industrial Policy of the AP Government – Incentives to industries – Industrial corridors in and
SEZs in Andhra Pradesh – Bottlenecks for industrial development – Power projects
11) Infrastructure in India: Transport infrastructure : Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways – Major
projects of transport infrastructure in India – Communication infrastructure – Information
Technology –e-governance – Digital India – Energy and Power – Urban infrastructure – smart
cities – urban environment – solid waste management – Weather forecast and disaster
management – Issues of finance, ownership, operation and maintenance of all kinds of
infrastructure – Public-private partnership and related issues – Pricing of public utilities and
government policy – environmental impacts of infrastructure projects
12) Infrastructure Development in Andhra Pradesh – Transport , Energy and ICT infrastructure –
Bottlenecks – Government policy – Ongoing projects.
PAPER – V SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Marks — 150 Medium: English / Telugu Time- 150 Minutes
1. Integration of Science, Technology and Innovation for better human life; Science & Technology in
everyday life; National Policies on proliferation of Science, Technology and Innovation; India’s
contribution in the field of Science and Technology. Concerns and challenges in the proliferation
and use of science and technology; Role and Scope of Science and Technology in nation
building. Major Scientific institutes for Science and \technology in AP and India. Major Scientific
Institutes for Research and Development in AP and India. Achievements of Indian Scientist in the
field of Science and Technology-Indigenous technologies and developing new technologies.
2. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) – its importance, advantages and challenges;
E-governance and India; Cyber Crime and policies to address security concerns. Government of
India Policy on Information Technology (IT). IT Development in AP and India.
3. Indian Space Programme – Past, Present and Future; Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) — it’s
activities and achievements; Satellite Programmes of India and Use of Satellites in different fields like
Communication Technology, Weather forecasting affecting human lives;
Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
4. Indian’s energy needs, efficiency and resources; Clean energy resources; Energy policy of India –
Government Policies and Programmes. Conventional and Non- Conventional energy resources.
Energy demands, Indian Energy Sciences, Conventional energy powers, Tharmal, renewable
energy resources, Solar, wind, Bio and wasted based, energy policies Geotharmal and Tidel
Sources, energy Policies in India, energy security.
Salient features of Nuclear Policy of India; Development of Nuclear programmes in India, Nuclear
Policies at the International level and India’s stand on them.
5. Development Vs. Nature / Environment; Depletion of Natural Resources- Metals, Minerals —
Conservation Policy. Environmental Pollution Natural and Anthropogenic and Environmental
degradation. Sustainable Development — possibilities and challenges; Climate Change and Its
effect on the world; Climate justice — a global phenomenon; Environment Impact Assessment,
Natural Disasters — Cyclones, Earth Quakes, Landslides & Tsunamis — Prediction Management.
Correlation between Health & Environment, Social Forestry, Afforestation and deforestation,
Mining in AP and India. Types of Natural resources- renewable and Nonrenewable. Forest
resources. Fishery resources. Fossil Fuels- Coal, Petroleum and Natural Gas. Mineral resources.
Water resources — Types, Water shed management. Land resources — types of soils and soil
6. Environmental pollution and Solid waste management: Sources, impacts and control of – air pollution,
water pollution and soil pollution. Noise pollution. Solid waste management – Types of solid waste,
impacts of solid waste, recycling and reuse. Remedial measurers for Soil erosion and Costal erosion.
Global Environmental issues and role of information Technology in Environment and Human Health,
Ozone layer depletion, Acid rain. Global Warming and its impacts.
Environmental legislation: International Law, Montreal protocol, Kyoto protocol, United
Nations Framework Convention on Climate change, CITES. The Environment (Protection) act
1986, Forest conservation Act, Wildlife protection act. Biodiversity Bill of India – cop 21 –
Sustainable Development Goals – National Disaster Management Pollicy, 2016 of India and
Disaster management initiatives in India. White Revolution, Green Revolution, and Green
7. Nature, Scope and Applications of Biotechnology and Nanotechnology in India; Ethical, Social and
Legal concerns, Government policies; Genetic engineering, issues related to it and its impact on
human life. Bio – diversity, fermentation, Immuno – diagnosis techniques.
8. Human diseases-microbial infections. Common infections and preventive measures. Introduction to
bacterial, viral, protozoal and fungal infections. Basic knowledge of infections-diarrhoea, dysentry,
cholera, tuberculosis, malaria, viral infections like HIV, Encephalitis, Chikungunya, bird flu-preventive
measures during out breaks. Introduction to Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. Basic concepts of
genetic engineering. Tissue culture methods and applications. Biotechnology in agriculture- Bio-
pesticides, Bio-fertilizers, Bio-fuels, Genetically modified crops. Animal husbandry- transgenic animals.
Vaccines: Introduction to immunity, Fundamental concepts in vaccination, Production of Modern
Vaccines (production of Hepatitis vaccine).
9. Issues related to Intellectual Property Rights in the field of Science and Technology. Promotion of
Science in AP and India.