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APPSC (Group 2)- Syllabus & Analysis

APPPSC Group 2 Exam Details which include the Exam Qualification, Eligibility for the exam, Age limit, Exam Selection Procedure.

APPSC Group 2 Services Selection Process:

Selection criteria is nothing but evaluating the skills, knowledge, qualifications/abilities, etc of the applicants to check whether his/her profile suits the job or not. In order to recruit talented applicants, the authorities will conduct the following selection rounds :-

– Preliminary Examination
– Mains Examination
– Document Verification

Education Qualification: The candidate must have completed the Graduation/Bachelor’s Degree in relevant specialization from any recognized university or board with a minimum aggregate of marks.

Nationality: A candidate must be an Indian citizen.

Age Limit: For General Candidates the minimum age is 18 years and the maximum age limit is 42 years.

Upper age relaxation is applicable to the reserved candidates as per the norms of the government.

OBC candidates: 3 years
SC/ST candidates: 5 years
PWD candidates: 10 years
OBC + PWD candidates: 13 years
SC/ST + PWD candidates: 15 years

Note: Group 2 Exam has NEGATIVE MARKING For each wrong answer will be penalized with 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question.

Topics to be covered under this section are:

Events that are important on national and international level.
Current affairs happening on international, national, and regional level.
General Science and it’s day to day applications.
Contemporary development in Science & Information Technology.
Indian National Movement, the political history of India, and social economic history of the nation.
Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh.
Disaster Management with the topics like vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies, Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in the assessment of Disaster
Indian Polity & Governance including reforms, public policies, and constitutional issues.
Environmental Protection & Sustainable Development
Logical reasoning, logical interpretation, and analytical ability.
Basic data analysis, tabulation of data, visual representation of data, and interpretation of data.
Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political and legal implications/problems.

Topics to be covered under this section are:

Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh: This will include topics like geographical features, prehistoric cultures, The Satavahanas, The Ikshvakus, Literature, Art, Architecture, Socio-Economic and Religious Conditions, Society, Religion, Telugu Language.
Dynasties that ruled Andhradesa: This will include topics like Socio- Cultural and Religious conditions in Andhradesa, Social Structure, Caste System, Growth of Telugu Language, Literature, Art, & Painting.
Advent of Europeans: 1857 Revolt and its impact on Andhra, British rule establishment, Justice Party/Self Respect Movements, Socio-cultural awakening, Anti- Zamindari and Kisan Movements etc.
Andhra Movement: Role of Andhra Mahasabhas Prominent Leaders, Events leading to the formation of Andhra Pradesh in 1953, role of Newspaper & Press in Andhra Movement

Indian Constitution & Its Development, features of Indian Constitution, Preamble, Fundamental Rights & Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy.
Struction of Indian Government and its functions, Types of Legislatures, Parliament, Judicial Review & Activism.
Distribution of Legislative and Executive Powers between the Union and the States, Financial relations between the Union and the States, Finance Commission, Constitutional bodies’ powers and functions.
Relations between centre and state, Rajmannar Committee, Sarkaria Commission, M.M. Punchchi Commission
Amendment Process to the Constitution, Centralization Vs Decentralization, Community Development Programs
Ashok Mehta Committees 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Acts and their Implementation.
Regional & National Political Parties.
Welfare Mechanisms in India, special rights and provisions for Scheduled Castes, Tribes and Minorities, Reservations for SCs, STs and Backward Classes.

1. Indian Economy – History & Present Status

Socio-economic goals & achievements
Regulation of economy in the country and the state
New economic reforms
Regulatory bodies like NITI Aayog
Decentralization of financial resources
Causes, consequences, and solutions for lack in economic growth

2. Indian Economic Policies

Agricultural policies in India
The contribution of agriculture to India’s GDP
Industrial development in India
Role of private & public sectors in employment
Role of the IT industries in the development of the country

3. Resources and Development

Physical capital & Finance capital
Size & composition of Indian Population
Occupational Distribution of Work Force
Demographic Dividend
Human Development Index

4. Money, Banking and Public Finance

RBI’s monetary policy
Fiscal Policy & its objectives
Deficit Finance & Fiscal Imbalance
Foreign Trade Policy
Causes & Remedies for Inflation
Goods and Service Tax

5. National Income

National Income Concepts
Net & Gross Domestic Product
Per Capita Income

6. Economic Policies of Andhra Pradesh

Socio-economic welfare programs by government
Andhra Pradesh’s population composition
Sex ratio
Age Distribution

7. Agriculture and Industrial Growth of Andhra Pradesh

Contribution of agriculture to income and employment in Andhra Pradesh
Land reforms in Andhra Pradesh
Cropping pattern
Irrigation Policy of Andhra Pradesh
Special Subsidies for Agriculture
Finance Sources for Agriculture
Industrial Development
Power Projects in Andhra Pradesh

8. Resource Development of Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh Budgetary resources and constraints
A.P Bifurcation Act
Andhra Pradesh State Gross Domestic Product
Comparison with India and neighboring States

APPSC Group2 Exams can be conducted by the Commission in English medium, Telugu medium and both bilingual

APPSC Group 2 Prelims Exam Pattern

Exam Type Subject Questions Marks Duration
Objective Type General Studies & Mental Ability 150 150 1 Hours 30 Minutes

APPSC Group I Mains Exam Pattern

S. No Exam Type Papers Marks
1. Objective Type Test Paper I 150
2. Objective Type Test Paper II 150
3. Objective Type Test Paper III 150
Total 450 Marks

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