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APPSC Group 2 Exam Syllabus Details: Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC)’s  Group II exam syllabus details are given below…

Syllabus of the Screening Test Examination:

General Studies & Mental ability (150 M):

Indian History (30 M):

Ancient History: Salient features of Indus Valley Civilization and Vedic age Emergence of Buddhism and Jainism Mauryan Empire and Gupta Empire:Their administration, SocioEconomic and Religious Conditions, Art andArchitecture, Literature Harshavardhana and his Achievements.

Medieval History: The Chola Administrative System Delhi Sultanate and TheMughal Empire:Their Administration, SocioEconomic and Religious Conditions,Art and Architecture, Language and Literature Bhakti and Sufi Movements Shivaji and the rise of Maratha Empire Advent of Europeans.

Modern History: 1857 Revolt and its Impact Rise and Consolidation of British

Power in India Changes in Administration, Social and Cultural Spheres Social

and Religious Reform Movements in the 19th and 20th Century Indian National

Movement: it’s various stages and important contributors and contributions

from different parts of the country Post Independence Consolidation and

Reorganization within the country

Geography (30M)

General and Physical Geography: The Earth in our Solar System Interior of the

Earth Major Landforms and their features Climate:Structure and Composition

of Atmosphere Ocean Water: Tides, Waves, Currents India and Andhra

Pradesh: Major Physiographic features, Climate, Drainage System, Soils and

Vegetation Natural Hazards and Disasters and their Management.

Economic Geography of India and AP: Natural resources and their distribution

Agriculture and Agro based Activities Distribution of Major Industries and Major

Industrial Regions. Transport, Communication,Tourism and Trade.

Human Geography of India and AP: Human Development Demographics

Urbanization and Migration Racial, Tribal, Religious and Linguistic groups

Indian Society (30M):

Structure of Indian Society: Family, Marriage, Kinship, Caste, Tribe, Ethnicity,

Religion and Women

Social Issues: Casteism, Communalism and Regionalisation, Crime against

Women, Child Abuse and Child Labour, Youth Unrest and Agitation

Welfare Mechanism: Public Policies and Welfare Programmes, Constitutional

and Statutory Provisions for Schedule Castes, Schedule Tribes, Minorities, BCs,

Women, Disabled and Children

Current Affairs (30M):

Major Current Events and Issues pertaining to


National and

State of Andhra Pradesh

Section E: Mental Ability (30 M)

Logical Reasoning (Deductive, Inductive, Abductive): Statement and

Assumptions, Statement and Argument, Statement and Conclusion, Statement

and Courses of Action.

Mental Ability: Number Series, Letter Series, Odd Man out, Coding Decoding,

Problems relating to Relations, Shapes and their Sub Sections.

Basic Numeracy: Number System, Order of Magnitude, Averages, Ratio and

Proportion, Percentage, Simple and Compound Interest, Time and Work and

Time and Distance. Data Analysis (Tables, bar diagram, Line graph, Piechart).

Syllabus for Mains Written Examination

Paper I  (150 M)

Social & Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh (75 M)

Indian Constitution (75 M)

Paper II (150 M)

A. Indian and AP  Economy (75M)

1. Structure of Indian Economy, Economic Planning and Policy:

National Income of India: Concept and Measurement of National Income

Occupational Pattern and Sectoral Distribution of Income in India Economic

Growth and Economic Development Strategy of Planning in India New

Economic Reforms 1991 Decentralization of Financial Resources NITI Aayog.

2. Money, Banking, Public Finance and Foreign Trade:

Functions and Measures of Money Supply Reserve Bank of India (RBI):

Functions, Monetary Policy and Control of Credit Indian Banking: Structure,

Development and Reforms Inflation: Causes and Remedies India’s Fiscal

Policy: Fiscal Imbalance, Deficit Finance and Fiscal Responsibility Indian Tax

Structure Goods and Services Tax (GST) Recent Indian Budget India’s

Balance of Payments (BOP) FDI.

3. Agricultural Sector, Industrial Sector and Services in Indian Economy:

Indian Agriculture: Cropping Pattern, Agricultural Production and Productivity

Agricultural Finance and Marketing in India: Issues and Initiatives Agricultural

Pricing and Policy in India: MSP, Procurement, Issue Price and Distribution

Industrial Development in India: Patterns and Problems New Industrial Policy,

1991 Disinvestment Ease of Doing Business Industrial Sickness: Causes,

Consequences and Remedial Measures Services Sector: Growth and

Contribution of Services Sector in India Role of IT and ITES Industry in


4. Structure of Andhra Pradesh Economy and Public Finance:

Structure and Growth of AP Economy: Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP)

and Sectoral Contribution, AP Per Capita Income (PCI) AP State Revenue: Tax

and NonTax Revenue AP Sate Expenditure, Debts and Interest Payments

Central Assistance Projects of External Assistance Recent AP Budget.

5. Agriculture and Allied Sector, Industrial Sector and Services Sector of Andhra


Production Trends of Agriculture and Allied Sectors Cropping Pattern Rural

Credit Cooperatives Agricultural Marketing Strategies, Schemes and

Programmes related to Agricultural Sector and Allied Sectors in Andhra Pradesh

Including Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Forests Growth and

Structure of Industries Recent AP Industrial Development Policy Single

Window Mechanism Industrial Incentives MSMEs Industrial Corridors

Structure and Growth of Services Sector Information Technology, Electronics

and Communications in Andhra Pradesh Recent AP IT Policy.

B. Science & Technology (75M):

1. Technology Missions, Policies and Applications:

National S&T Policy: Recent Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, and

National Strategies and Missions, Emerging Technology Frontiers Space

Technology: Launch Vehicles of India, Recent Indian Satellite Launches and its

applications, Indian Space Science Missions Defence Technology: Defence

Research and Development Organization (DRDO): Structure, Vision and

Mission, Technologies Developed by the DRDO, Integrated Guided Missile

Development Programme (IGMDP) Information and Communication

Technology (ICT): National Policy on Information Technology Digital India

Mission: Initiatives and Impact EGovernance Programmes and Services

Cyber Security concerns National Cyber Security Policy Nuclear Technology:

Indian Nuclear Reactors and Nuclear Power Plants Applications of

Radioisotopes India’s Nuclear Programme.

2. Energy Management:

Policy and Projections: Installed Energy Capacities and Demand in India

National Energy Policy National Policy on Biofuels Bharat Stage Norms Non

Renewable and Renewable Energy: Sources and Installed Capacities in India

New Initiatives and Recent Programmes, Schemes and Achievements in India’s

Renewable Energy Sector.

3. Ecosystem and Biodiversity:

Ecology and Ecosystem: Basic concepts of Ecology, Ecosystem: Components

and Types Biodiversity: Meaning, Components, Biodiversity Hotspots, Loss of

Biodiversity and Conservation of Biodiversity: Methods, Recent Plans, Targets,

Convention and Protocols Wildlife Conservation: CITES and Endangered

Species with reference to India Biosphere Reserves Indian Wildlife

Conservation efforts, projects, acts and initiatives in recent times.

4. Waste Management and Pollution Control:

Solid Waste: Solid Wastes and their Classification Methods of Disposal and

Management of Solid Wastes in India Environmental Pollution: Types of

Environmental Pollution Sources and Impacts Pollution Control, Regulation

and Alternatives: Recent projects, acts and initiatives to reduce Environmental

Pollution in India Impact of Transgenics on Environment and their Regulation

EcoFriendly Technologies in Agriculture Bioremediation: Types and Scope in


5. Environment and Health:

Environment Challenges: Global Warming, Climate Change, Acid Rain, Ozone

Layer Depletion, Ocean Acidification Environmental Initiatives: Recent

International Initiatives, Protocols, Conventions to tackle Climate Change with

special reference to India’s Participation and Role Sustainable Development:

Meaning, Nature, Scope, Components and Goals of Sustainable Development

Health Issues: Recent Trends in Disease Burden and Epidemic and Pandemic

Challenges in India Preparedness and Response: Healthcare Delivery and

Outcomes in India Recent Public Health Initiatives and Programmes.

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