APPSC Group 2 New Syllabus 2019 PDF Download for Prelims & Mains Examination

APPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2019 PDF: Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) released the notification for 446 Group II posts recently. The AP Group 2 Posts include Asst., Section Officer, Asst., Registrar, Extn., Officer, Dy. Tahsildar, Executive Officer Gr.I, Municipal Commr., Gr.III, Senior Accountants, Excise Sub-Inspectors. A huge number of candidates waiting for APPSC Group 2 posts have applied for the AP Group 2 posts. Aspirants applied for Group 2 posts have to undergo the preliminary examination, mains examination, and interview rounds. Candidates who have applied for the APPSC Group 2 posts can check the New Revised syllabus, exam pattern and other details from this article.

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APPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2019 PDF Download for Prelims & Mains Examination

APPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2018

The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission works for the AP State government related works. APPSC provides affiliation for various government organizations in the state. The Andhra Pradesh PSC releases various notifications ever year to hire the suitable aspirants into various designations in government organizations. APPSC has now come up with Group 1, Group 2, and Group 3 notifications to hire the suitable aspirants into various vacant positions. Yearly, lakhs of hopefuls apply for the APPSC Group II posts. For the reference of aspirants, here we have mentioned the syllabus and examination pattern details.

APPSC Group II Recruitment 2019 – Important Details

Organization Name Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC)
Post Name Group 2 (Asst., Section Officer, Asst., Registrar, Extn., Officer, Dy. Tahsildar, Executive Officer Gr.I, Municipal Commr., Gr.III, Senior Accountants, Excise Sub-Inspectors)
Number of Openings 446 Posts
Date of
Notification
31st December 2018
Starting Date 10th January 2019
Closing Date 30th January 2019
Official Website psc.ap.gov.in

APPSC Group II Exam Pattern 2019 – Updated on 31st December

SCHEME AND SYLLABUS FOR GROUP- II SERVICES SCREENING TEST

WRITTEN EXAMINATION (OBJECTIVE TYPE) BACHELOR’S DEGREE STANDARD

Subject No. of Questions Duration (Minutes) Maximum Marks
 

Section-A

 

GENERAL STUDIES & MENTAL ABILITY

150 150 150
Section -B SOCIAL  AND  CULTURAL  HISTORY  OF  ANDHRA PRADESH & INDIAN CONSTITUTION
Section-C PLANNING AND ECONOMY
Total 150

N.B.1:  NEGATIVE  MARKS:  As  per  G.O.  Ms.  No.235  Finance  (HR-I,  Plg   &   Policy)   Dept., Dt.06/12/2016, for each wrong answer  will  be  penalized  with  1/3rd  of  the  marks prescribed for the question.

MAIN EXAMINATION

WRITTEN EXAMINATION (OBJECTIVE TYPE)  BACHELOR’S DEGREE STANDARD

Subject No. of Questions Duration (Minutes) Maximum Marks
PAPER – I GENERAL STUDIES & MENTAL ABILITY 150 150 150
 

PAPER – II

I. SOCIAL HISTORY OF ANDHRA PRADESH i.e., THE HISTORY OF VARIOUS SOCIAL AND CULTURAL MOVEMENTS IN ANDHRA PRADESH

II.GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION

150 150 150
PAPER – III PLANNING IN INDIA AND INDIAN ECONOMY CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN RURAL SOCIETY WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ANDHRA PRADESH. 150 150 150
Total 450

NEGATIVE MARKS: As per G.O. M No.235   Finance (HR-I, Plg & Policy)    Dept., Dt.06/12/2016,  for  each  wrong  answer  will  be  penalized with 1/3rd  of the marks prescribed for the question.

Computer Proficiency Test (Qualifying Test) for eligible candidates in the ratio of 1:2 with reference to total number of vacancies notified.(Please refer to Note 1 under Para-3)

Syllabus for AP Group II Service Prelims & Main Examination

SYLLABUS FOR GROUP-II SERVICES PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION

Section – A : 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. Social- economic and political history of modern India with emphases on Indian national movement.

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

6. Geography of India with 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.

Section – B
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-historic 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.

INDIAN CONSTITUTION

6. 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.

7. Structure and functions of Indian Government- Legislative, Executive and Judiciary- Types of Legislatures- Unicameral, Bicameral- Executive – Parliamentary, Judiciary- Judicial Review, Judicial Activism.

8. 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.

9. Centre- State relations- Need for Reforms- Rajmannar Committee, Sarkaria Commission, M.M. Punchchi Commission – Unitary and Federal features of Indian Constitution.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

Section – C
PLANNING AND ECONOMY

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. Indian 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 Work force – 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.

6. 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.

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 – 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.

8. 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 neighboring States.

SYLLABUS FOR GROUP-II SERVICES

MAINS EXAMINATION

Paper-I 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. Social- economic and political history of modern India with emphases on Indian national movement.
  5. Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, public policy, reforms and e-governance initiatives.
  6. Geography of India with 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 data interpretation.
  10. 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.

11. Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political and legal implications/problems.

PAPER-II

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 – Socio-Economic and Religious Conditions – Literature, Art and Architecture – The Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi – Society, Religion, Telugu Language, Literature, Art and Architecture.
  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, evolutionary 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.

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. Center-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 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 Lok Ayukt.

PAPER-III

PLANNING IN INDIA AND INDIAN ECONOMY

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. Indian 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 Work force – 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.

6. 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.

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 – 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

8. 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 neighboring States.

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APPSC Group 2 Preliminary & Mains Syllabus 2019 – Updated on 31st Dec, 2018

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  1. Sir this syllabus are same to eligible for group 1&2 candidates and this syllabus are help full r not group1&3condidates tell me sir

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