APPSC Study Material 2021 PDF Download | Syllabus | Eligibility | Books

APPSC Study Material 2021 PDF Download | Syllabus | Eligibility | Books – Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission has released the official notification for Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission Competitive Exam. Graduates from any stream of specialization are eligible to apply for the APPSC Exam. Check all the details about the exam such as RPSC notification, syllabus, exam pattern, selection process, eligibility criteria, , application form, blow

The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) conducts the APPSC Exam every year, and following study material is essential to crack the examination. Candidates need good guidance and, more importantly, good books to clear the exams with high marks. The exam is conducted in three stages: the preliminary/screening exam, the main exam, and the personal interview.

APPSC Study Material 2021 PDF Download | Syllabus | Eligibility | Books

APPSC Study Material 2021 PDF Download | Syllabus | Eligibility | Books

Organization Name Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission
Exam Level State Level (Andhra Pradesh)
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Mode Offline (Screening Exam) and online( Main Exam)
Application Fee 250+120= 370 (Rs.250 for the reserved category candidates)
Language English and Telugu
Exam Purpose To recruit the candidates for the executive and non-executive posts
No. of Test Cities Test centres across the state Andhra Pradesh
Exam Helpdesk 0866-2527820,0866-2527821
Nationality Candidates applying for all APPSC posts need to submit a valid government ID during the application process. The candidate applying for the post must be a citizen of India.
Number of Attempts The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) has not set any particular number of times the candidates can attempt for a post.
Experience The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) does not require the candidates to have any experience to meet the APPSC Eligibility criteria.
Official Website https://psc.ap.gov.in

APPSC Eligibility Criteria : APPSC Study Material

APPSC Group 1 Eligibility Criteria : APPSC Study Material

Posts Name Age Limits Qualification
Deputy Collectors 18-42 years Bachelor’s Degree of any University in India established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, Provincial Act or a State Act or the Institutions recognized by the University Grants Commission or an equivalent qualification
Assistant Commissioner 18-42 years Degree of a University in India established or incorporated by or under a Central Act or a State Act or any other equivalent recognized qualification
Deputy Supdt. of Police (Civil) 21-28 years Bachelor’s Degree of any University in India established or Incorporated by or under a Central Act, Provincial Act or a State Act or of an Institution recognized by the UGC or equivalent qualification
Deputy Supdt. of Jails (Men) 21-28 years Degree of a University in India established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, or State Act or other recognized equivalent qualifications
District Fire Officers 18-28 years Degree of Engineering (Fire) of any University recognized by the University Grants Commission or any other equivalent qualifications. Provided that if no candidates with B.E (Fire) qualification are available, candidates with the Degree in any discipline will be considered. As per Rule -5 (i)(ii) of G.O.Ms.No.574, Home (Prisons .A) Dept., dated: 30.09.1991.
Asst. Treasury Officer/Asst. Accounts Officer 18-42 years Degree in Commerce or Economics or Mathematics of a University Recognized by the UGC with at least a 2nd class in the subject, or A Chartered Accountants of the United Kingdom or India or an incorporated Accountant (London)
Regional Transport Officers 18-42 years Degree of a University in India established or incorporated by or under a Central Act or a State Act or any other equivalent qualification
Assistant Prohibition & Excise Superintendent 18-26 years Degree of any University in India established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, a provincial Act or a State Act or of an Institution recognized by the UGC
Mandal Parishad Development Officer 18-42 years Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University in India or incorporated by or under Central Act, Provincial Act or a State Act or Institution recognized by the UGC or an equivalent qualification
District Registrars 18-42 years Bachelor Degree of a Recognized University in India established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, Provincial act or a State Act or an Institution recognized by the UGC or any other equivalent qualification
District Employment Officer 18-42 years Bachelor’s Degree from a University in India established or incorporated by or under a Central Act or a State Act or a provincial Act or any other equivalent qualification recognized by the UGC
District Employment Officer 18-42 years Degree of a University in India established or incorporated by or under a Central Act or a State Act or any other equivalent qualification
District Tribal Welfare Officer 18-42 years Bachelor’s Degree of a University in India established or incorporated by or under provincial Act, Central Act, State Act or an institution recognized by the University Grants Commission.
District Social Welfare Officer 18-42 years Bachelor’s Degree of any University in India established or Incorporated by or under a Central Act or a State Act or provincial Act or an institution recognized by the UGC. Provided that preference shall be given to persons possessing a Degree in Sociology or Social work. (Please see para -15.6)
District B.C. Welfare Officer 18-42 years Bachelor’s Degree of a University in India established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, State Act or a provincial Act or an institution recognized by the UGC or an equivalent qualifications
District Panchayat Officers 18-42 years Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University in India or incorporated by or under a Central Act, provincial Act or a State Act or an institution recognized by the UGC or an equivalent qualification.
Municipal Commissioner Grade-II 18-42 Years Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from any University in India established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, or Provisional Act, or State Act or an Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission.
Administrative Officer / Lay Secretary & Treasurer Grade-II 18-42 Years Must possess a bachelor’s Degree of any University in India established or Incorporated by or under a Central Act, provincial Act or a State Act or the institutions recognized by University Grants Commission or an equivalent qualification.
Assistant Audit Officer 18-42 years Degree of a University in India established or Incorporated by or under a Central Act or a State Act or any other equivalent qualification

Eligibility Criteria for Group 2 : APPSC Study Material

Posts Name Age Limits Qualification
Municipal  Commissioner Grade-III 18-42 B.A or B.Sc Degree granted by any University  in India
Asst. Commercial Tax  Officer 18-42 Possess a Degree of any University in India
Deputy Tahsildar 18-42 Possess a Degree of any University in India
Assistant Labour

Officer

18-42 Must Possess a Degree of any University in India
Assistant

Development

Officers

18-42
  • Must Possess a Bachelor’s Degree of a University in India
  • Diploma in Textile Technology or
  • Diploma in Handloom Technology
Extension Officer 18-42 Must Possess a Degree in Arts/Science/Commerce of  any recognized University
Prohibition & Excise Sub  Inspector 18-28 Bachelor’s Degree from any University in India
Assistant Register 18-42 Degree of a University in India
Executive Officer  Grade-I 18-42 Bachelor’s Degree from a University in  India
Assistant Section Officer (GAD) 18-42 Bachelor’s Degree from any University in India
Assistant Section Officer  (Finance Dept.) 18-42
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics or
  • Economics or Commerce from any University in India
Assistant Section Officer  (Law Dept.) 18-42 Bachelor’s Degree in Law from any  University in India
Assistant Section Officer  (Legislature Dept.) 18-42 Must hold a Degree of a University in India  University Grants Commission.
Senior Auditor 18-42 Must Possess a Degree of a University in India
Senior Accountant in Branch-I (Category-I)  (HOD) 18-42
  • Degree in Commerce or  Economics or Mathematics, of any University  recognized by the University Grant Commission.
  • Pass in any one of the following Certificate Course  Examination conducted by the Board of Technical  Education and Training, A.P., Hyderabad.

(a) Office Automation

(b) PC Maintenance and Troubleshooting

(c) Web designing

 

Must hold a Degree in Bachelor of Computer

Application (B.C.A.) or B.Sc.(Comp.) or B.Com.(Comp.)

or B.A. (Comp.) or B.Tech /B.E. with Computer Science

or information Technology equivalent examination of

above, recognized by any University in India

Senior Accountant in

A.P. Works &

Accounts (Zone

wise) Sub Service.

18-42
  • Bachelor’s Degree from any University in  India
  • Should qualify in the test of “Proficiency in Office  Automation with the usage of Computer and associated  software” conducted by the APPSC
Senior Accountant in

Branch-II (Category-I)

A.P. Treasuries &

Accounts (District)

Sub Service.

18-42
  • Must have passed a Degree in Commerce or  Economics or Mathematics, of any University  recognized by the University Grant Commission.
  • Provided that a person who possesses any  Degree of any University in India
  • Pass in any one of the following Certificate Course
  • Examination conducted by the Board of Technical  Education and Training, A.P., Hyderabad.

(a) Office Automation

(b) PC Maintenance and Troubleshooting

(c) Web designing

OR

Must hold a Degree in Bachelor of Computer

Application (B.C.A.) or B.Sc.(Comp.) or B.Com.(Comp.)

or B.A. (Comp.) or B.Tech /B.E. with Computer Science or

information Technology equivalent examination of

above, recognized by any University in India

Senior Accountant in

Insurance A.P. G.L.I Sub

service

18-42 Degree of a University in India
Junior Assistant in A. P.

Public Service

Commission in A.P.

Ministerial Service

18-42 Bachelor’s Degree from any University in India
Junior Assistant in

Labour Department in

A.P. Ministerial

Service

18-42 Bachelor’s Degree from any University in India
Junior Assistant in PH &

ME Department in A.P.

Ministerial Service

18-42 Bachelor’s Degree from any University in India
Junior Assistant in A.P.

Director General of

Prisons & Correctional

Services)

18-42 Bachelor’s Degree from any University in India
Junior Assistant in A.P.

Agriculture Department

in A.P. Ministerial Service

18-42 Bachelor’s Degree from any University in India
Junior Assistant in A.P

sugar and Cane

Department in A.P.

Ministerial Service.

18-42 Bachelor’s Degree from any University in India
Junior Assistant in A.P

Roads & Building

Department in A.P.

Ministerial Service.

18-42 Bachelor’s Degree from any University in India
Junior Assistant in A.P

Survey Settlement

Department in A.P.

Ministerial Service.

18-42 Bachelor’s Degree from any University in India
Junior Accountant in

(Branch-I) various

Departments in A.P.

Treasuries and Accounts

Sub-Service.

18-42
  • Degree from any university in India, preferably Graduate in Commerce or Mathematics or  Economics:
  • Provided that a person who possesses any Degree of any University in India
  • Pass in any one of the following Certificate Course Examination conducted by the State Board of  Technical Education and Training, A.P., Hyderabad.

(a) Office Automation

(b) PC Maintenance and Troubleshooting

(c) Web designing

OR

Degree in Bachelor of Computer Application

(BCA) or B.Sc.(Comp.) or B.Com. (Comp) or B.A.(Comp.)

or B.Tech /B.E with Computer Science or information

Technology equivalent examination of above.

Eligibility for Group 3 : APPSC Study Material

Candidate must fulfill the following eligibility criteria to apply for any post under group 3 of APPSC:

Educational Eligibility

  • Candidate must be having a graduation degree from a recognized University in India incorporated under a State Act, UGC, Central Act, or any Provincial Act, for the post of Panchayat Secretary (Grade-IV) in A.P. Panchayat Raj Subordinate Service.

Age Limit

  • Candidates must be of at least 18 years of age and not more than 42 years of age. For the candidates belonging to the Physically Handicapped category there is a relaxation of up to 10 years of age, and for ST /SC /OBC category relaxation up to 5 years of age

Eligibility for Group 4 : APPSC Study Material

Educational Eligibility

Post  Eligibility 
Junior Assistant cum Typist in the Social Welfare Department Candidates should have cleared the intermediate exam conducted by the Board of Intermediate Exam under A. P. government.
Junior Assistant cum Typist in the Social Welfare Department Candidates should have cleared the intermediate exam under the Board of Intermediate exam or any other equivalent exam. Candidates should have cleared any of the technical exams conducted by the government in Typewriting as per the standards of Govt. in Telugu.
Junior Assistants in Social Welfare Department Candidates must have cleared the 10+2 level exam under the Board of Intermediate Exam under A. P. government.
Junior Assistants from Prisons and Correctional Department Candidates should have cleared the intermediate exam conducted by the Board of Intermediate Exam under A. P. government.
Junior Accountants in Treasuries and Accounts Subordinate Service Candidates should have completed the intermediate exam from the recognized board of intermediate education in the state. Candidates must be having a bachelor’s degree in Computer science or Computer application engineering. The candidate should have completed any technical course offered by the Board of Technical Education and Professional Training for the same in Hyderabad. Candidates must have experience in troubleshooting, office automation, PC maintenance, and web designing.
Junior Assistants from CCLA Candidates should have cleared the intermediate exam conducted by the Board of Intermediate Exam under A. P. government.
Junior Assistants in Fire Department Candidates should have cleared the intermediate exam conducted by the Board of Intermediate Exam under A. P. government

Age Limit

  • Candidates must be of 18 to 36 years of age to apply for the posts under this group.
  • The authorities have provided relaxation for candidates belonging to Physically handicapped category up to 10 years, ST /SC /OBC category up to 5 years, Ex-servicemen up to 3 years, State govt. employees up to 5 years, and for an experienced instructor in N.C.C. for up to 3 years.

APPSC Selection Process : APPSC Study Material

There will be three stages of rounds to be selected as the APPSC Group 1 2021 Examination.

Stage 1: APPSC Prelims (Screening) Test

  • The screening exam will be conducted in 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh.
  • The APPSC Group 1 admit card will be released before seven days of the examination.
  • The score of APPSC Group 1 Prelims exam will not be considered in the final merit list.
  • Only this score will be considered for appearing in the second round of the examination.

Stage 2: APPSC Main Exam

  • This is the conventional type exam, which will be conducted in offline mode.
  • The score of the Main exam will be calculated for preparing the merit list.
  • The aspirants will have to answer seven conventional essay types questions.

Stage 3: APPSC Interview

  • This is the final round of the exam, which will be conducted to the commission’s office in Vijaywada.

To appear for the exam, the aspirants have to submit the original documents and these are:

  • Date of Birth
  • Educational Qualification
  • Age relaxation claimed the certificate
  • Category certificates issued by the competent authority
  • Professional Experience certificate

APPSC Exam Pattern 2021 : APPSC Study Material

Before appearing in the exam of APPSC, the candidate must check out the exam pattern issued by the official authorities.

APPSC Group 1 Prelims Exam Pattern : APPSC Study Material

  • Number of Papers: Two papers
  • Type of questions: Multiple Choice Questions
  • Duration of exam: 120 minutes (Two hours)
  • Number of questions: 120 questions
  • Marking Scheme: One-third mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
  • Maximum Marks: 120 marks 

APPSC Group 1 Main Exam Pattern : APPSC Study Material

  • Number of Papers: Seven papers
  • Type of questions: Descriptive Type Questions
  • Duration of exam: 180 minutes per paper
  • Number of papers: Total 7 papers (2 qualifying papers and 5 papers for merit rank)
  • Marking Scheme: One-third mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
  • Maximum Marks: 150 marks
  • After clearing the mains exam for group 1 candidates are called up for the personal interview round for final selection.

APPSC Group 2 Prelims Exam Pattern : APPSC Study Material

  • Number of Papers: One paper
  • Type of questions: Multiple Choice Questions
  • Duration of exam: 150 minutes
  • Number of questions: 150 questions
  • Marking Scheme: One-third mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
  • Maximum Marks: 150 marks

APPSC Group 2 Mains Exam Pattern : APPSC Study Material

  • Number of Papers: Three paper
  • Type of questions: Multiple Choice Questions
  • Duration of exam: 150 minutes for each paper
  • Number of questions: 150 questions per paper (Total 450 questions)
  • Marking Scheme: One-third mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
  • Maximum Marks: 150 marks per paper (Total 450 marks)

APPSC Group 3 Prelims Exam Pattern : APPSC Study Material

  • Number of questions: 150 question
  • Duration of Exam: 150 minutes
  • Maximum marks: 150 marks
  • Number of papers: 1 paper
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark for every correct answer

APPSC Group 3 Mains Exam Pattern : APPSC Study Material

  • Number of questions: 150 questions per paper
  • Duration of Exam: 150 minutes per paper
  • Maximum marks: 150 marks per paper
  • Number of papers: 2 papers
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark for every correct answer, and one-third negative mark for the wrong answer.

APPSC Group 4 Exam pattern : APPSC Study Material

The exam pattern of group 4 for both the papers:

Category  Paper 1 Paper 2
Number of questions 150 150
Subjects General Studies Secretarial Abilities
Maximum marks 150 150

List of Exam Centers : APPSC Study Material

Category Name of Exam Centre
Group 1 Exam Preliminary Centres Anantapur, Vijayawada, Tirupathi, Srikakulam, Ongole, Nellore, Kurnool, Kakinada, Kadapa, Guntur, Eluru, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
Group 1 Main Exam Centres Visakhapatnam, Anantapur, Vijayawada, Tirupati
Group 2 Exam Centres West Godavari, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam, Krishna, East Godavari, Guntur, Prakasam, Potti Sriramulu, Nellore, Chittoor, Kadapa, Anantapur, Kurnool
Group 3 Exam Centres Anantapur, Chittor, East Godavari, Guntur, Kadapa, Krishna, Kurnool, Nellore, Prakasam, West Godavari

APPSC Group 1 Syllabus : APPSC Study Material

APPSC Group 1 Syllabus

APPSC Group 1 Prelims Syllabus

Paper Syllabus
Paper-I General Studies History & Culture

  • Indus Valley Civilisation: Features, Society, Sites, Cultural History, Religion, and Art. Vedic Age: Mahajanapadas. Religions: Jainism and Buddhism. The Maghadas. The Mauryans. Foreign invasions on India and their impact. The Kushans. The Satavahanas. The Sangam Age. The Sungas. The Gupta Empire – their Administration – Social, Religious, and Economic conditions – Art, Architecture, Literature, Science, and Technology.
  • The Kanauj and their Contributions. South Indian Dynasties including the Eastern Chalukyas, the Badami Chalukyas, the Rashtrakutas, the Kalyani Chalukyas, the Cholas, the Hoysalas, the Yadavas, the Kakatiyas, and the Reddis.
  • The Delhi Sultanate. The Vijaynagar Empire and the Mughal Empire. The Bhakti Movement and Sufism – Their Administration, Religion, Economy, Society, Literature, Arts, as well as their Architecture.
  • The European Trading companies in India – their struggle for supremacy with particular reference to Bengal, Bombay, Madras, Mysore, Andhra, and Nizam. Governor Generals and Viceroys.
  • Indian War of Independence of 1857 – The origin, causes, nature,

consequences, and significance with particular reference to the concerned State. The religious and the Social Reform Movements of the nineteenth century in India and the Concerned State. India’s Freedom Movement. Revolutionaries in India and Abroad.

  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, his life as well as contribution to the making of the Indian Constitution. India after Independence – Reorganisation of the States of India. Mahatma Gandhi, his thoughts, Principles, and his Philosophy. Important Satyagrahas. The Role of Sardar Patel. Subash Chandrabose in the Freedom Movement and Post independence consolidation.

CONSTITUTION, POLITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

  • The Indian Constitution: Its Evolution, features, Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy, Significant Provisions, Amendments, and Basic Structure.
  • The Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States. The Parliament and State Legislatures: their Structure, Function, Power, and Privileges. The issues and challenges pertaining to Federal Structure: the devolution of Power and Finances up to the local levels and related challenges.
  • The constitutional Authorities: Powers, Functions, and Responsibilities – Panchayati Raj – Public Policy and Governance.
  • The impact of Liberalisation, Privatisation, and Globalisation on the Governance – Statutory, Regulatory, and the quasi-judicial bodies.
  • Rights Issues (Human rights, SC/ST rights, Women rights, and Child rights).
  • Foreign Policy of India – International Relations – Important Policies and Programs of the Central and State Governments – Important Institutions, For and Agencies, and Fora, their structure and mandate.

INDIAN AND ANDHRA PRADESH ECONOMY AND PLANNING

  • Basic characteristics of the Indian Economy as a developing economy.  Economic development since independence and also the objectives and achievements of planning. The 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 Policies.
  • The National Income, 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 Development.
  • 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 programs. SEZs and Industrial Corridors. Energy and Power policies. Economic Reforms. Liberalisation, Privatisation, and Globalization. International Trade and Balance of Payments. India and WTO.
  • 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. The GST and its impact on Commerce and Industries. Centre, States financial relations- Financial Commissions. Sharing of resources and devolution.  Fiscal Policy and Budget – Public Debt and Public Expenditure.
  • The characteristics or basic features of the Andhra Pradesh economy after bifurcation in 2014. Impact of the bifurcation on the endowment of natural resources and state revenue. Disputes of river-water sharing and its impact on irrigation. New challenges to industry and commerce. The new initiatives to develop infrastructure. Power and transport. Information technology and e-governance. The approaches to development and initiatives in agriculture, industry, and the social sector. Urbanisation and smart cities. Skill development and employment. social welfare programs 4/6 G-I Prelims Syllabus (2018)
  • AP Reorganisation Act, 2014. Economic Issues arising out of bifurcation. The central government’s assistance for building a new capital, the compensation for loss of revenue, the development of backward districts. Issues such as the Vizag railway zone, Kadapa steel factory, Dugarajapatnam airport, Expressways, and industrial corridors, etc. Special Status and Special Assistance. Controversy – Government’s stand and measure.

GEOGRAPHY

  • General Geography: Earth in the Solar system. The motion of the Earth. Concept of time. Seasons. Internal Structure of the Earth. Major landforms and their features. Atmosphere – structure and composition. Elements and factors of Climate. Air Masses and Fronts. Atmospheric disturbances. Climate change. Oceans: Physical, chemical, and biological characteristics. Hydrological Disasters, Marine, and Continental Resources.
  • Physical: The World, India, and the concerned State: The Major physical divisions, Earthquakes, landslides, Natural drainage, climatic changes, and regions. Monsoon. Natural Vegetation. Parks and Sanctuaries. Major Soil types. Rocks and Minerals.
  • 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.
  • Economic: World, India, and the concerned state. The major sectors of Economy, Agriculture, Industry, and Services and their salient features. Basic Industries – Agro, mineral, forest, fuel, and manpower based Industries. Transport and Trade. Pattern and Issues.
Paper-II General Aptitude GENERAL MENTAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ABILITIES

  • Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability.
  • Number Series, Coding, and Decoding.
  • The Problems Related to Relations.
  • The Shapes and their Sub-sections, Venn Diagram.
  • The Problems based on Clocks, Calendar, and Age.
  • The Number system and order of Magnitudes.
  • Ratio, proportion, and variation.
  • The Central Tendencies – mean, median, mode — including weighted mean.
  • The Power and exponent, Square, Square Root, Cube Root, H.C.F., and L.C.M.
  • Percentages, Simple and Compound Interests, Profit, and loss.
  • Time and Distance, Time and Work, Speed, and Distance.
  • The Area and Perimeter of some simple Geometrical Shapes, Volumes, and Surfaces.
  • The Area of a Sphere, Cone, Cylinder, cubes, and Cuboids.
  • Lines, angles, and common geometrical figures — properties of transverse and parallel lines, properties of triangles, quadrilaterals, rectangles, parallelograms, and rhombi.
  • Introduction to algebra — BODMAS and simplification of the weird symbols.
  • Data interpretation, Data Analysis, Data sufficiency, and the concepts of Probability.
  • Emotional Intelligence: Understanding and analysing emotions, the dimensions of emotional intelligence, coping with emotions, empathy, and coping with stress.
  • Social Intelligence, interpersonal skills, Decision making skills, Critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and assessment of personality.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Science and Technology: The Nature and Scope of Science and Technology; Relevance of Science and Technology to day to day life; The National Policies on Science, Technology, and Innovation; Institutes and Organisations in India that promote the integration of Science, Technology, and Innovation, their activities and contributions; Contribution of the Prominent Indian Scientists.
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT): The Nature and Scope of ICT; ICT in everyday life; ICT and Industries; ICT and Governance – The various government schemes that promote the use of ICT, E-Governance programs, and services; Netiquettes; Cyber Security Concerns – National Cyber Crime Policy.
  • Technology in Space and Defence: The Evolution of the Indian Space Program; Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) — its activities and achievements; Different Satellite Programs — Satellites for Telecommunication, the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), the Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) Satellites; Satellites for defence, Eduset or Satellites for academic purposes; Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) – Its vision, mission, and activities.
  • Energy Requirements and Efficiency: India’s existing energy needs and deficits; India’s current Energy Resources and Dependence, Energy policies of India – Government Policies and Programs. Solar, Wind and Nuclear energy.
  • Environmental Sciences: Issues and concerns related to the environment; Its legal aspects, policies, and treaties for the protection of the environment at national and international level; Biodiversity – its importance and concerns; Climate Change, International Initiatives (Policies, and Protocols) and India’s commitments; Forests and Wildlife – The Legal frameworks for Forest and Wildlife Conservation in India; Environmental Hazards, pollution, carbon emission, Global Warming. The National Action plans on Climate Change and Disaster management. Biotechnology and Nanotechnology; Their Nature, Scope and applications, Ethical, Social, and Legal Issues, Government Policies. Health and Environment. Genetic Engineering and Issues related to it and its impact on human life.

CURRENT EVENTS OF REGIONAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE

Candidates should be acquainted with the current affairs and events. To stay updated follow the news regularly and read magazines, newspapers, etc.

APPSC Group 1 Mains Syllabus : APPSC Study Material

Paper Syllabus
English 1. ESSAY (20 marks)

An essay of a minimum of around 200 words upto a maximum of 250 words: Choose any topic from a list of five, which can be descriptive, analytical, philosophical, or based on Current Affairs.

2. LETTER WRITING (10 marks)

A formal letter of about 100 words expressing one’s own opinions about a given issue. The issues may be about daily office matters, a problem that has occurred in the office, or an opinion in response to one sought by a ranked officer, etc.

3. PRESS RELEASE or APPEAL (10 marks)

The PR or appeal of about 100 words should be on an issue pertaining to a recent concern, problem, disaster, rumors, etc.

4. REPORT WRITING (15 marks)

A report in around 150 words on an official function/event/field trip/survey etc.

5. WRITING ON VISUAL INFORMATION (15 marks)  ():

A report in around 150 words on a graph, image, flow chart, table of comparison or simple statistical data, etc.

6. FORMAL SPEECH (15 marks) 

A speech (in a formal style) in about 150 words that must be read out in a formal function. This may be an inauguration speech, an educational seminar or conference, a formal ceremony of importance, etc.

7. PRECIS WRITING (15 marks)

A precis in around 100 words for a 300-word passage.

8. READING COMPREHENSION (15 marks)

A reading passage of around 250 words to be given, followed by short-answer type questions.

9. ENGLISH GRAMMAR (20 marks)

There will be a multiple choice questions set from the following list:

a. Tenses b. Voice 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 j. Synonyms and Antonyms k. One-word substitution l. Cohesive devices or Connectives or Linkers m. Affixes n. Words that cause confusion like homonyms and homophones.

10. TRANSLATION (15 marks)

The translation of a short passage of around 150 words from the Regional Language to English.

Telugu 1. ESSAY (20 marks)

An essay of a minimum of around 200 words and a maximum of 250 words: Choose any of the topics from a list of five, which can be descriptive, analytical, philosophical, or based on Current Affairs.

2. ELABORATION (10 marks)

To elaborate on the thought of poetry or verse (any two of the three) in about 100 words.

3. PRECIS WRITING (10 marks)

One-third summary of the given passage in your own words.

4. COMPREHENSION (10 marks)

A reading passage consisting of about 250 words to be given, followed by short-answer type questions.

5. FORMAL SPEECH (10 marks) 

A Welcome, Farewell, or Inauguration, etc. speech for the press conference on the topic energy, farm credit, pollution, health-related

policy or problem in about 150 words).

6. PREPARE THE STATEMENTS for the publicity media in around 100 words or so. (10 marks)

7. LETTER WRITING

A letter of Congratulation, Best wishes, Request, or Complaint in about 100 words.ITING (10 marks)

8. DEBATE WRITING (10 marks)

Write a debate in about 150 words on a Newspaper issue or current issues or editorial presenting one’s individual opinion.

9. APPLICATION WRITING (10 marks)

Write an application in about 150 words.

10 REPORT WRITING (10 marks)

Write a report in about 150 words.

11. DIALOGUE WRITING OR DIALOGUE SKILLS (10 marks)

Write dialogues between two people in about 150 words depicting a Group discussion, or work meeting, discussing topics such as water, agriculture, health, sanitation, education-related problems, etc.

12. TRANSLATION (10 marks)

Translation from English to the Telugu Language.

13. GRAMMAR OF TELUGU (20 marks)

Paper-I General Essay The candidates are required to attempt three essays, of 800 words each, one from each of the three sections.

CONTENTS

  • Current affairs
  • Socio- political issues
  • Socio- economic issues
  • Socio- environmental issues
  • Cultural and historical aspects
  • Issues related to civic awareness
  • Reflective topics

AREAS OF TESTING

  • Knowledge and awareness of a variety of subjects (or the subjects chosen).
  • The ability to compose a piece of writing that is well-argued in the form of an essay.
  • The ability to express ideas coherently and sequentially.

EVALUATION OR MARKING

Credit given will be based on the following:

  • Observing established rules and formats for essay writing
  • Grammatical correctness of expression used.
  • Originality of thoughts and their expressions.
Paper-II History, Culture and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh HISTORY AND CULTURE OF INDIA

  • Prehistoric Cultures in India – Indus Valley Civilization – Vedic Culture – Mahajanapadas – Emergence of New Religions -Jainism, Buddhism – The Rise of the Magadha and the 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.
  • The Pallavas, the Eastern Chalukyas, the Badami Chalukyas, the Rashtrakutas, the Kalyani Chalukyas and the Cholas – Socio-Cultural Contributions, Language, Literature, Arts and Architecture – The Delhi Sultanates – The 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 Qutub Shahis, and their contemporary South Indian kingdoms.
  • The Mughal Administration, Socio-Religious life and Cultural developments – Shivaji and the Rise of the Maratha Empire – The Advent of Europeans in India. Trade practices – The Rise of East India Company its Hegemony- Changes in Administration, Social and Cultural spheres- Role of Christian Missionaries.
  • The Rise of the British rule in India from the year 1757 to 1856 – Land Revenue Settlements, Permanent Settlements, Ryotwari, and Mahalwari – The 1857 Revolt and its Impact – Education, Press, Cultural changes – The Rise of National Consciousness and Changes- Socio-Religious Reform Movements in 19th century- Rajaram Mohan Roy, Dayananda Saraswathi, Swami Vivekananda, Annie Besant, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, and so on. The Rise of Indian Nationalism – The Activities of the Indian National Congress INC) – Vandemataram, The Self Respect Movement – Jyothiba Phule, Narayana Guru, and Periyar Ramaswamy Naicker – Home Rule Movements – The Role of Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose, and Sardar Vallabhai Patel – Satyagraha- Quit India Movement – Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and his Contributions to India.
  • Indian Nationalism in its three phases – The Freedom Struggle 1885 to 1905, 1905 to 1920 and Gandhi Phase 1920 to 1947- The Peasant, Women, Tribal and Workers Movements – The Role of Different parties in the Freedom Struggle – The Local and Regional Movements – The Inter-Religious Unity and Communalism. The Independence and Partition of India – India after Independence – Rehabilitation after partition- Linguistic Reorganization of States – Integration of the Indian States – Indian Constitution- Economic policies – Foreign Policy Initiatives.

HISTORY AND CULTURE OF ANDHRA PRADESH

  • Ancient: The Ikshvakus, the Satavahanas, the Salankayanas, the Vishnukundins and the Pallavas – Social and Economic Conditions – Religion, Language (Telugu), Literature, Art and Architecture – Jainism and Buddhism in Andhra Pradesh. The Eastern Chalukyas,  the Renati Cholas, and the Rashtrakutas, and others – Socio-Cultural life, Religions – The Telugu Language and Script, Literature, Art, and Architecture, etc.
  • Medieval: Socio-Cultural and Religious Conditions in Andhradesa from 1000 to 1565 AD – Antiquity, Origin and Growth Telugu Language and Literature (Kavitraya – Ashtadiggajas) – Fine Arts, Art and Architecture during the reign of the Kakatiyas, the Reddis, the Gajapatis and the Vijayanagaras and their feudatories. Historical Monuments – Their significance, Contribution of Qutub Shahis to Andhra History and Culture – Regional Literature – Praja Kavi – Vemana and others.
  • Modern: The European Trade Establishments in Andhra – Andhra Under the Company Rule – Role of the Christian Missionaries – Socio-Cultural, Literary Awakenings – C.P. Brown, Thomas Munro, Mackenzie – Zamindary and Polegary System – The native states and Little Kings. The role of Social Reformers – Gurajada Apparao, Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Raghupati Venkataratnam Naidu, Gidugu Ramamurthy, Annie Besant, and others – The Library Movement in Andhra Pradesh- The Role of News Paper – Folk and Tribal Cultures, Oral Traditions, Subaltern Culture, The Role of women.
  • Nationalist Movement: Role of Andhra leaders- Justice Party, Non-Brahmin Movement- Nationalist and Revolutionary Literature- Gurram Jashuva, Boyi Bheemanna, Sri Sri, Garimella Satyanarayana, Rayaprolu Subbarao, Unnava Lakshminarayana, Tripuraneni Ramaswamy Choudhary and others, Andhra Maha Sabha, Andhra Movement- prominent leaders- Alluri Sitaramraju, Duggirala Gopalakrishnaiah, Konda Venkatappayya, Pattabhi Seetaramaiah, Ponoka Kanakamma, Dokka Seethamma- Grandhlaya Movement- Ayyanka Venkataratnam, Gadicherla Harisarvothamarao, Kasinanathuni Nagesvara Rao- Potti Sreeramulu Formation of Andhra State, The 1953 Emergence of Andhra Pradesh, 1956 – Andhra Pradesh 1956 to 2014- Causes for Bifurcation, 2nd June 2014 Impact.
  • Andhra Pradesh: The Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its impact on Administrative, Economic, Social, Political, Cultural and Legal Implications – The Loss of the Capital City, The Building of  a New Capital and its financial Implications – The Division of Employees and their Native Issues – The Effect of Bifurcation on Trade and Commerce, Industry – The Implication of Financial Resources of State Government. Developmental Opportunities – Socio-Economic, Cultural and Demographic impact of the Bifurcation- Impact on River water sharing and other link issues- Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. 2014 – The Arbitrariness of certain provisions.

GEOGRAPHY: INDIA AND ANDHRA PRADESH

  • Physical Features and Resources: Of India and Andhra Pradesh, Major landforms, Climatic changes,  Rivers, Water, Streams, Soil types, Geology, Rocks, Mineral Resources, Metals, Clays, Construction Materials, Reservoirs, Dams – Forests, Mountains, Hills, Fauna and flora, Plateau Forests, Hill Forests, Vegetation Classification.
  • Economic Geography: Agriculture, Live stocks, Forestry, Fishery, Mining, Quarrying, Household Manufacturing, and other Industries — Agro, Mineral, Forests, Fuel and manpower, Trade and Commerce, Communications, Road Transport, Storage and so on.
  • Social Geography: Population Movements and Distributions, Human Habitations, Density, Age, Sex, Rural, Urban, Race, Caste, Tribe, Religion, Linguistic, Urban Migration, Education Characteristics.
  • Fauna and Floral Geography: Wild Animals, Birds, Reptiles, Mammals, Trees and Plants, and more.
  • Environmental Geography: Sustainable Development, Globalisation, Temperature, Humidity, Cloudiness, Winds, Special Weather Phenomena, Natural Hazards — Earthquakes, Landslides, Floods, Cyclones, Cloud Burst, Disaster Management, Impact Assessment, Environmental Pollution, Pollution Management.
Paper-III Polity, Governance, Law and Ethics INDIAN POLITY AND CONSTITUTION

  • The Indian Constitution and its salient features – The Functions and duties of the Indian Union and the State Governments.
  • The Issues and challenges pertaining to the Federal structure — The Role of the Governor in States – The Distribution of powers between the Union and States (Union list, State list, and Concurrent list — Issues and challenges.
  • The Rural and Urban Local Governance under the 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments – Constitutional Authorities and their Roles.
  • The Parliament and State Legislatures — structure, functioning, the conduct of business, powers and privileges, and the issues arising out of them.
  • The Judiciary in India — Its Structure, and functions, important provisions relating to emergency and constitutional amendments, judicial review, Public Interest Litigation.

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND GOVERNANCE

  • Their Meanings, Nature and Scope of Public Administration — Evolution in India —Administrative ideas in Kautilya’s Arthashastra; the Mughal administration; The Legacy of the British rule.
  • The Government policies and interventions for the development of various sectors and the issues and problems regarding their implementation.
  • The Development processes – the role of civil society, NGOs, and other stakeholders.
  • The Statutory, regulatory, and various quasi-judicial authorities – The Role of Civil Services in Democracy.
  • Good governance and e-governance – Transparency, accountability, and responsiveness in governance — The Citizen’s Charter. The Right to Information (RTI), Public Service Act and their implications, Concept of Social Audit, and its importance.

ETHICS IN PUBLIC SERVICE AND KNOWLEDGE IN LAW

  • Ethics and the Human Interface: Essence, the determinants, and the consequences of Ethics in Human actions.
  • The Dimensions of Ethics: Ethics in Private and Public relationships, Ethics-integrity, and Accountability in the Public Services.
  • Human values: Understanding the Harmony in Human relationships in society and in nature. Gender Equality in the relationships. The Role of the family, society, and educational institutes in imparting values to the nation’s citizens. Lessons learnt from the lives and teachings of some great leaders, reformers, and administrators.
  •  Attitude: Content, Functions, its influence, and its relation with thought and behavior, Moral and Political attitudes, the role of social influence and persuasion. Emotional intelligence concepts and their utilities and application in Administration and Governance.
  • Concept of Public Service: The “Philosophical basis of Governance professional Ethics in the light of right understanding and Vision for Holistic Technologies” – The Codes of Ethics, the Codes of Conduct, The Right to Information (RTI), The Public Service Act, Leadership Ethics, The Work culture, Ethical principles within an Organisational context – The Ethical and moral values in governance, Ethical issues in international relations, corruption, Lokpal, Lokayukta.

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, Nirbhaya Act.
  • 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 related to income, Profits, Wealth Tax, Corporate Tax – GST.
Paper-IV Economy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Pradesh
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 –
  • Industrial Policy of the AP Government: Incentives to industries – Industrial corridors in and SEZs in Andhra Pradesh – Bottlenecks for industrial development – Power projects
  • 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
  • Infrastructure Development in Andhra Pradesh: Transport , Energy and ICT infrastructure – Bottlenecks – Government policy – Ongoing projects
Paper-V Science and Technology
  • 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 TechnologyIndigenous technologies and developing new technologies.
  • 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.
  • 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 Health, Education, Communication Technology, Weather forecasting affecting human lives; Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
  • 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 Geothermal and Tidal 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.
  • 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, Earthquakes, 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, Watershed management. Land resources — types of soils and soil reclamation.
  • 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 measures for Soil erosion and Coastal 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, The Environment (Protection) act 1986, Forest conservation Act, Wildlife protection act. Biodiversity Bill of India – cop 21 – Sustainable Development Goals – National Disaster Management Policy, 2016 of India and Disaster management initiatives in India. White Revolution, Green Revolution, and Green Pharmacy
  • 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.
  • Human diseases-microbial infections. Common infections and preventive measures. Introduction to bacterial, viral, protozoal and fungal infections. Basic knowledge of infections-diarrhoea, dysentery, cholera, tuberculosis, malaria, viral infections like HIV, Encephalitis, Chikungunya, bird flu-preventive measures during outbreaks. 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).
  • Issues related to Intellectual Property Rights in the field of Science and Technology. Promotion of Science in AP and India.

APPSC Group 2 Syllabus : APPSC Study Material

Mains Exam Syllabus : APPSC Study Material

Subject Syllabus
General Studies and Mental Ability 1. Events of national and international importance.

2. Current affairs- international, national and regional.

3. General Science and its applications to the day-to-day life contemporary developments in Science & Technology and Information Technology.

4. The social-economic and political history of modern India with emphasis on Indian national movement.

5. Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, public policy, reforms and e-governance initiatives.

6. Geography of India with a focus on Andhra Pradesh.

7. Disaster management: vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies, application of Remote Sensing and GIS in the assessment of disaster

8. Sustainable development and environmental protection.

9. Logical reasoning, analytical ability and logical interpretation.

10. Data analysis: Tabulation of data, Visual representation of data, basic data analysis (summary statistics such as mean, median, mode and variance) and interpretation.

11. Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its administrative, economic, social, cultural, political and legal implications/problems.

Social History of Andhra Pradesh and Indian Constitution 1.Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh: 

  • Geographical Features of Andhra – Its Impact on History and Culture
  • Prehistoric Cultures – The Satavahanas, The Ikshvakus
  • Socio-Economic and Religious Conditions
  • Literature, Art and Architecture – The Vishnukundins, The Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi,
  • Telugu Cholas– Society, Religion, Telugu Language, Literature, Art and Architecture.

2.Various Major and Minor dynasties that ruled Andhradesa between 11th and 16th centuries A.D. 

  • Socio- Cultural and Religious conditions in Andhradesa between 11th to 16th centuries A.D, Social Structure, Caste System, Status of Women.
  • 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, Revolutionary Literature, Nataka Samasthalu and Women Participation.

4.Origin and growth of Andhra Movement

  • Role of Andhra Mahasabhas.
  • Prominent Leaders
  • Events leading to the formation of Andhra State 1953.
  • Role of Press and News Papers in the Andhra Movement.
  • Role of Library Movement and Folk & Tribal Culture.

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 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 and Federal.

2.Structure and functions of Indian Government- Legislative, Executive and Judiciary

  • Types of Legislatures- Unicameral, Bicameral-
  • Executive – Parliamentary, Judiciary-
  • Judicial 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
  • Rajamannar Committee, Sarkaria Commission, M.M. Punchhi Commission
  • Unitary and Federal features of Indian Constitution.

5.Amendment Process to the Constitution 

  • Centralization Vs Decentralization
  • Community Development Programs
  • Balwantray Mehta, Ashok Mehta Committees 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Acts and their Implementation.

6.Indian Political Parties

  • National, Regional- One Party, Bi-Party, Multi-Party Systems
  • Regionalism 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 Lokayukta.
Planning in India and Economic problems 1.Indian Economy and present status

  • Socio-Economic – Goals and Achievements – New economic reforms 1991.
  • Regulation of the Economy
  • Creation of regulatory bodies
  • NITI Aayog-
  • Co operative Federalism and decentralization of financial resources
  • Lack of inclusive growth and sustainable development: causes, consequences and solutions.

2.Economic Policies

  • Agricultural policies
  • Contribution of agriculture to India’s GDP
  • Issues of financing, production, marketing and distribution of agriculture.
  • Industrial policies
  • Main features of industrial development in India
  • Sectoral composition
  • Roles of private and public sectors in employment, productivity
  • Role of IT industries in development.

3.Resources and Development

  • Types of resources
  • Physical capital and finance capital
  • Population- size, composition and growth–Trends; Occupational Distribution of Workforce
  • Human Development Index as a measurement of development. Demographic Dividend.

4.Money, Banking and Public Finance

  • Monetary policy of RBI
  • Fiscal policy
  • Objectives
  • Fiscal Imbalance and Deficit Finance
  • New Foreign Trade Policy.
  • Current account imbalances; FDI.
  • Inflation, its causes and remedies; Budget
  • Taxes and non-tax revenue.
  • Goods and Service Tax (GST)

5.National Income

  • National Income and concepts
  • Gross Domestic Product
  • Net Domestic Product, Per capita income.
Economy of Andhra Pradesh 1.Economic Policies of Andhra Pradesh:

  • Socio-Economic welfare Programmes of Government of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Composition of Population in Andhra Pradesh- Rural-Urban, Sex Ratio, Age Distribution.

2.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
  • Sources of agricultural finances
  • Agricultural subsidies
  • Public distribution system in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Industrial Development in Andhra Pradesh
  • Growth and structure of industries
  • Incentives to industries
  • Industrial corridors in and SEZs in Andhra Pradesh
  • Bottlenecks for industrial development
  • Power projects.

3.Resource Development of Andhra Pradesh

  • 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.
  • Andhra Pradesh State Gross Domestic Product
  • Comparison with India and neighbouring States.

Computer Proficiency Test : APPSC Study Material

Contents of Part-A

MS-Word
  • Create and save a document using MS WORD

a. Deletion of Character, Word, line, and block of text

b. Undo and redo process

c. Moving, Copying, and renaming.

  • Format the Text document

a. Character formatting

b. Paragraph formatting

c. Page formatting

  • Spell check the document

a. Finding and Replacing text

b. Bookmarks and Searching for a Bookmarks

c. Checking Spelling and Grammar automatically

d. Checking Spelling and Grammar using Dictionary

  • Print the document

a. Print Preview

b. Print Dialog box

  • Mail Merge in Ms-word

a. Create a main document and data file for mail merging

b. Merging the files

c. From letters using mail merging

d. Mailing labels using mail merging

  • Table creation in Ms-word

a. Create a table in document

b. Add row, column to a table

c. Changing column width and row height.

d. Merge, split cells of the table.

e. Use formulae in tables.

f. sorting data in a table.

g. formatting a table.

 

  • Ability to type on Qwerty keyboard of Computer at a speed of at least equivalent to 30 Words per 1 minute (Lower typewriting

test).

Contents of Part-B

MS-Excel
  • Create and save a new workbook in Excel.
  • Entering Data into Worksheet.
  • Editing data of Worksheet.
  • Formatting the text in the cells.
  • Formatting the numbers in the cells.
  • Formatting cells.
  • Copying format of the cell along with data format.
  • Changing the height and width of cells.
  • Freezing Titles, splitting the screen.
  • Enter formulae for calculation in the cells.
  • Copying the formula over a range of cells.
  • Inserting built-in functions into the cells.
  • Create graphs for the data using Chart Wizard.
  • Format graphs in Excel.
  • Printing of worksheet.

Contents of Part-C

MS-Powerpoint
  • Create and save a new presentation using MS-Powerpoint.

-The layout of the opening screen in Powerpoint.

-The toolbars in MS Powerpoint.

  • Choose Auto Layout for a new slide.
  • Insert text and pictures into a blank slide.
  • Insert new slides into the presentation.
  • Apply slide transition effects.
  • Slide show.
  • Set animation to text and pictures in a slide.
  • Set the sounds, order, and timing for animation.

Contents of Part-D

MS-Access
  • Creation and manipulation of databases.

Contents of Part-E

Internet
  • Browse the Net using Browser software (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google.Chrome, etc.,).
  • Search the Web using Search Engines.
  • Create an Email account.
  • Send and receive Email.
  • E-commerce transactions.
  • Web content uploading.
  • Ability to operate Mac OS / Pages / Keynote /Numbers.

APPSC Group 3 Syllabus : APPSC Study Material

Screening Test & Mains Exam : APPSC Study Material

   Paper                    Syllabus 
General studies and Mental ability
  • Events of national and international importance.
  • Current affairs- international, national and regional.
  • General Science and it applications to the day to day life Contemporary developments  in Science & Technology and information Technology
  •  Social- economic and political history of modern India with emphasis on Andhra Pradesh.
  • Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, public policy, reforms and e-governance initiatives with specific reference to Andhra Pradesh.
  • Economic development in India since independence with emphasis on Andhra Pradesh.
  • Physical geography of Indian sub-continent and Andhra Pradesh.
  • Disaster management: vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies,Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in the assessment of Disaster.
  • Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection
  • Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation.
  • Data analysis
    • Tabulation of data
    • Visual representation of data
    • Basic data analysis (Summary Statistics such as mean, median, mode, variance and coefficient of variation) and Interpretation
  • Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political, and Legal implications/problems.
Rural Development and problems in Rural Areas with special reference to Andhra Pradesh
  • Evolution of Panchayati Raj System in India including constitutional amendments and reports of various committees.
  • Evolution of Panchayat Raj system in Andhra Pradesh
  • Roles and responsibilities of Panchayat Secretary
  • Rural Sociology: History and Evolution of schemes catering to upliftment of Rural Poor
  • Flagship Rural Development schemes of Rural Development Department of Government of India and Andhra Pradesh
  • Key Schemes of Panchayat Raj Department of A.P
  • Rural Economy of Andhra Pradesh: Agriculture, Small scale Industries, Rural artisans
  • Rural Credit Scenario of Andhra Pradesh: Role of Banks, co-operatives and

Micro Finance

  • Community Based Organizations and convergence of Welfare Schemes
  • Women Empowerment and Economic development through Self Help Groups
  • Revenue and Expenditure Management of Local Bodies
  • Accounting and administering funds received under various schemes.

APPSC Group 4 Syllabus : APPSC Study Material

Subject Syllabus
General Studies
  • Current affairs- international, national, and regional.
  • General Science and its applications to the day to day life Contemporary developments  in Science & Technology and Information Technology
  •  The social-economic and political history of modern India with emphasis on Andhra Pradesh.
  • Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, public policy, reforms, and e-governance initiatives with specific reference to Andhra Pradesh.
  • Economic development in India since independence with emphasis on Andhra Pradesh.
  • Physical geography of the Indian sub-continent and Andhra Pradesh.
  •  Disaster Management
    • Vulnerability profile of India and Andhra Pradesh
    • Cause and effect of Earthquake, floods, Tsunami, drought, and cyclones
    • Man-made disaster – Prevention strategies
    • Mitigation strategies and measures
Secretarial Abilities
  • Mental Ability
  • Logical reasoning
  • Comprehension
    • Descriptive passage
    • Logical passage
    • Narrative passage
  • Rearrangement of sentences
  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Proof-reading
  • Editing skills
  • Numerical and arithmetic abilities
  • Verbal and non-verbal mental abilities

APPSC Exam Preparation Tips : APPSC Study Material

  • Be thorough with the APPSC Group 2 Syllabus and APPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern.
  • Understand the concepts .
  • Focus on solving questions from a single book completely rather than solving from multiple books partially. Once you feel confident about a book, move on to some other books.
  • Make a proper time table covering each and every topic or subject
  • Make short notes while preparing and practising for the exam.
  • Take mock tests to identify your weaknesses and improve you test-taking strategy.
  • Practice previous year papers to understand your speed and accuracy while solving the questions.
  • Go through the previous 6 months/1 year current affairs.
  • Read Telugu and English newspapers, magazines to sharpen your General Awareness.

APPSC Admit Card 2021 : APPSC Study Material

The admit card of the APPSC 2021 exam will be issued on the official website. The date of issue of the hall ticket will be updated in the official notification by the authorities. The exam conducting is not responsible to send the admit card to all the registered candidates of APPSC.

Steps to Download the Admit Card of APPSC 

  • Visit the official website of APPSC
  • Choose the link to the APPSC group for which you have applied
  • Enter the registered login ID and password
  •  Now click on the link to download the APPSC admit card
  • Download the admit card and check all the necessary details as the date of birth, name, gender, roll number, exam date, time, sign, exam center, candidate’s category, etc.
  • Now, take out the print to carry at the exam center of APPSC. (A valid Id card is mandatory for all the candidates to carry at the exam center along with the admit card of APPSC 2021)

APPSC Result 2021 : APPSC Study Material

The authorities will issue the result of the APPSC exam on the official website separately for all the groups. To check and download the result of APPSC candidates can follow the steps provided below:

  • Visit the official website of APPSC
  • Select the result notification from the notification section
  • Click on the APPSC result notification
  • Now, select and open the PDF of your group
  • Enter the registration number in the search bar to check your score on the APPSC exam
  • Download and save a copy of the PDF for future reference.

APPSC FAQs : APPSC Study Material Pdf

Ques. What are the negative marking criteria in APPSC ?

Ans. In the APPSC prelims only, the wrong answers will lead to a deduction of one-third marks each. Also, the selection of multiple options within the same answer will lead to negative marking.

Ques. Is there a chance of out of syllabus questions in the exam?

Ans. No, the exam will only have questions from the topics covered under the syllabus set by the commission.

You can also check the syllabus of other public service commissions in India here.

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