APPSC Group-2 Syllabus 2018 PDF
Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission releaseD the notification for the APPSC Group-2 recruitment. Candidates are required to download the syllabus and start preparing to get a job in state government.
APPSC Group-2 Screening Test Exam Pattern:
No. of Questions: 150
Exam Duration: 150 Minutes
Max. marks: 150 Marks(1 per Question)
APPSC Group-2 Screening Test Syllabus:
- Current Affairs – Issues of National and International importance in politics, Economics,
Society, Science, Technology, Arts, Sports, Culture and Governance.
- Constitution of India with emphasis on Federalism, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental
duties, Union and State Governments, Judiciary, Judicial Review, Local Government,
Directive Principles of State Policy, Union and State Legislature, Administration and
Legislative relations between Union and State Governments, Scheduled and Tribal Area
- Economic Development of India – Economy in Medieval India, pre Independence Indian
economy, Development Plans and Economic and Industrial Policies of Independent
India. Liberalizations, Privatization, Globalization, Labour Policies of Union and State
Governments, role of Agriculture and Green Revolution in India. Economic disparities
between regions and population categories
APPSC Group-2 Main Exam Pattern:
|Paper-I||General Studies & Mental Ability||150||150|
|Paper- II||I. Social History of Andhra Pradesh i.e., the history of
various social and Cultural Movements in Andhra
II. General overview of the Indian Constitution
|Paper- III||Planning in India and Indian Economy Contemporary problems and
Developments in Rural Society with special reference to Andhra
APPSC Group-2 Paper- I Mains Syllabus:
1. Events of national and international importance.
2. Current affairs- international, national and regional.
3. General Science and it applications to the day to day life Contemporary
developments in Science & Technology and Information Technology
4. Social- economic and political history of modern India with emphases on Indian national
5. Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, public policy, reforms and egovernance initiatives.
6. Economic development in India since independence.
7. Geography of India with focus on Andhra Pradesh.
8. Disaster management: vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies, Application
of Remote Sensing and GIS in the assessment of Disaster
9. Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection
10. Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation.
11. Data Analysis:
Tabulation of data
Visual representation of data
Basic data analysis (Summary Statistics such as mean and variance coefficient of
variation etc.,) and Interpretation
12. Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural,
Political, and legal implications/problems, including
a). Loss of capital city, challenges in building new capital and it’s
b). Division and rebuilding of common Institutions.
c). Division of employees, their relocation and nativity issues.
d). Effect of bifurcation on commerce and entrepreneurs.
e). Implications to financial resources of state government.
f). Task of post-bifurcation infrastructure development and opportunities
g). Socioeconomic, cultural and demographic impact of bifurcation.
h). Impact of bifurcation on river water sharing and consequential issues.
i). AP REORGANISATION ACT, 2014 on AP and the arbitrariness of
APPSC Group-2 Paper- II Mains Syllabus:
SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF ANDHRA PRADESH
1. Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh: Geographical Features of Andhra – Its
Impact on History and Culture – Pre-History – The Satavahanas, Ikshvakus – SocioEconomic
and Religious Conditions – Literature, Art and Architecture – The Eastern
Chalukyas of Vengi – Society, Religion, Telugu Language, Literature, Art and
2. Various kingdoms that ruled Andhra Pradesh between 11th and 16th Centuries A.D
Socio- Cultural and Religious conditions in Andhradesa between 11th to 16th Centuries
A.D, Growth of Telugu Language, literature, Art, Architecture and Painting.
3. Advent of Europeans- Trade centers- Andhra under the Company– 1857 Revolt and its
impact on Andhra- Establishment of British Rule- Socio-Cultural awakening, Justice
party/self respect movements- Growth of Nationalist Movement in Andhra between
1885 to 1947– Role of Socialists– Communists– Anti- Zamindari and Kisan Movements.
Growth of Nationalist poetry.
4. Origin and growth of Andhra movement- Role of Andhra Mahasabhas- Prominent
Leaders- Events leading to the formation of Andhra State 1953. Role of News Papers in
the Andhra Movement.
5. Events leading to the Formation of Andhra Pradesh State – Visalandhra Mahasabha –
States Reorganization Commission and Its Recommendations – Gentlemen Agreement –
Important Social and Cultural Events between 1956 and 2014 .
GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION
1. Nature of the Indian Constitution – Constitutional Development – Salient features of
Indian Constitution – Preamble – Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State
Policy and their relationship – Fundamental Duties, Distinctive features – Unitary
2. Structure and functions of Indian Government- Legislative, Executive and JudiciaryTypes
of Legislatures- Unicameral, Bicameral- Executive – Parliamentary, JudiciaryJudicial
Review, Judicial Activism.
3. Distribution of Legislative and Executive Powers between the Union and the States;
Legislative, Administrative and Financial relations between the Union and the States–
Powers and the Functions of Constitutional Bodies- UPSC, State Public Service
Commissions, CAG and Finance Commission.
4. Centre- State relations- Need for Reforms- Rajmannar Committee, Sarkaria Commission,
M.M. Punchchi Commission – Unitary and Federal features of Indian Constitution.
5. Amendment Process to the Constitution – Centralization Vs Decentralization –
Community Development Programs- Balwantray Mehta, Ashok Mehta Committees73rd
and 74th Constitutional Amendment Acts and their Implementation.
6. Indian Political Parties- National, Regional- One Party, Bi-Party, Multi-Party SystemsRegionalism
and Sub-Regionalism–Demand for New States – Sri Krishna Committee –
National Integration- Threats to Indian Unity.
7. Welfare Mechanisms in India-Provisions for Scheduled Castes, Tribes and Minorities,
Reservations for SCs, STs and Backward Classes- Prevention of SCs and STs Atrocities
Act- National and State SCs, STs and BCs Commissions, Women’s Commission,
National and State Minorities Commissions – Human Rights Commission- RTI- Lokpal
and Lok Ayukt.
APPSC Group-2 Paper- III Mains Syllabus:
Planning in Indian Economy and present states
Socio- Economic – objectives and outlays of Five Year Plans – alternative strategies – Goals and
Achievements – Causes for failure of different Plans –New economic reforms 1991. Regulation
of the Economy – Creation of regulatory bodies-NITI Aayog- Co operative Federalism and
decentralization of financial resources.
Indian Economic Policies
Agricultural policies – Industrial policies since 1956 – IT industries – Monetary policy of RBI – Fiscal policy – Objectives – Fiscal Imbalance and Deficit Finance –New Foreign Trade Policy. Current account imbalances; FDI.
Availability of Natural resources and Development
Population- size, composition and growth–Trends; Occupational Distribution of Work force –
Human Development Index as a measurement of development. Demographic Dividend.
Money, Banking and Public Finance
Concept of Money and measures of money supply ; Creation of credit by Commercial Banks;
determination of Price level- Inflation , its causes and remedies; Budget – taxes and non-tax
revenue. Goods and Service Tax (GST)
Meaning and Measurements of Growth
Distinction between growth and development – Measurement of growth – Growth,
Development and Underdevelopment – Characteristics of Underdevelopment – Stages of
development – Sources of capital formation – Growth strategies; Deregulation and growth.
National Income and concepts – Gross Domestic Product – Net Domestic Product, Per capita
ECONOMY OF ANDHRA PRADESH
1) Contribution of agriculture to income and employment in Andhra Pradesh. Land reforms
in Andhra Pradesh – Need for Land Reforms – Structure of Land Holdings Forest and sown–
Irrigated area – Cropping pattern – sources of agricultural finances – agricultural subsidies –
public distribution system in Andhra Pradesh.
2. Five years plans of Andhra Pradesh – Outlays – Finance in public sector plans – Resource
allocation pattern in the five year plans of Andhra Pradesh under develops after NITI Aayog.
3. Economic policies of A.P including industrial and implementation and mission based
development state Government. Industries in Andhra Pradesh – Growth and structure of
industries – Role of Small Scale and Cottage Industries – structure of Co – operatives – share of
Co – operatives in total credit of Andhra Pradesh. Energy management
4. Service sectors of Andhra Pradesh – Importance – Composition and growth with special
reference to Power, Transport and Communication, Tourism and Information Technology in
5. Socio Economic welfare Programmes of Government of Andhra Pradesh.