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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

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)

1.Pre – Historic Cultures – The Satavahanas, The Ikshvakus: Socio – Economic and Religious Conditions, Literature, Art and Architecture – The Vishnukundins, The Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi, Andhra Cholas: Society, Religion, Telugu Language, Art and Architecture.

2.Various Major and minor dynasties that ruled Andhradesa between 11th and 16th centuries A.D. – Socio – Religious and Economic Conditions, Growth of Telugu Language and Literature, Art and Architecture in Andhradesa between 11th to 16th centuries A.D.

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 Movement – 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 and 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 to 2014.

Indian Constitution (75 M)

6.Nature of Indian Constitution – Constitutional Development – Salient features of Indian Constitution – Preamble – Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy and their relationship – Fundamental Duties – Amendment of the Constitution- Basic Structure of the Constitution.

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 Functions of Constitutional Bodies – Human Rights Commission – RTI – Lokpal and Lok Ayukta.

9. Center-State Relations – Need for Reforms – Rajmannar Committee, Sarkaria Commission, M.M.Punchchi Commission – Unitary and Federal features of Indian Constitution – Indian Political Parties – Party System in India – Recognition of National and State Parties – Elections and Electoral Reforms – Anti-Defection Law.

10.Centralization Vs Decentralization – Community Development Programme – Balwant Rai Mehta, Ashok Mehta Committees – 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Acts and their Implementation.

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 Development.

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 NonRenewable 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 India.

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.

Syllabus for Computer Proficiency Test

1.NTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS: Introduction to Computers – Components and their classification – Peripheral devices and their purpose. Input Devices – Keyboard, Mouse, Scanner, Lighten, Touch screens, Joystick, Micro phone, Scanner, Digital camera, Bar code reader, Biometric sensor Output Devices: Display devices, Printers, Monitor, Speaker, Plotter, Secondary Storage Devices – Feature- Driven Development (FDD), Magnetic tape, Universal Serial Bus(USB), Pen Drives, Disks – The Role of input Processing / output processing devices – Computing Concepts – Data – Information – Random Access Memory (RAM) – Read-Only Memory(ROM) – Control Unit – Memory Unit – Arithmetic Logic Unit(ALU).

2.COMPUTER SOFTWARE TYPES:  System Software, Application Software, Embedded software,
Proprietary Software, Open source software (their purpose and characteristics only).

3. OPERATING SYSTEM: Purpose of operating system, Single User and Multi User Operating Systems
with Examples.

4.WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM:  Interfacing Graphical User Interface (GUI), Differences
between Criminal Interdiction Unit(CUI) and Graphical User Interface(GUI) – working With Files and Folders – More About Files – Running An Application Through The File Manager – Running an Application Through The Program Manager – Setting up of Printer, Webcam, Scanner and other peripheral devices,

5. LINUX/MAC OS (only basic concepts): Introduction to Linux – Features and advantages of
Linux, File handling commands, directory handling commands – User Management – File permissions Media Access Control Address(MAC) OS – Introduction – Advantages of Media Access Control Address(MAC) OS . Basics commands

6.INTERNET CONCEPTS (only basic concepts): Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements
for a system to use internet, Communication Protocols and Facilities – Various browsers – What is Internet Protocol(IP) Address – Steps required in connecting system to network – Uploading and Downloading Files from Internet

7.ELECTRONIC MAIL (only basic concepts):Sending and receiving mails, Basic E-Mail Functions,
Using your word processor for E-mail, Finding E-Mail Address, Mailing Lists and lists Servers.

8.WORLD WIDE WEB (only basic concepts): WWW advantages of the Web – how to navigate
with the Web – Web Searching.


1.OFFICE SUITE: MSOFFICE or any open source office like Libre Office /Apache Open Office Neo office for Windows/Linux/Media Access Control Address (MAC)OS

2.GETTING STARTED WITH OFFICE: Introduction to Office Software- Starting and Exiting the Office
Applications – Introducing the Office Shortcut Bar – Customizing Office Shortcut Bar.

3.FILE OPERATIONS IN THE OFFICE:Common Office Tools and Techniques – Opening An
Application – Creating Files – Entering And Editing Text – Saving Files – Opening Files – Closing a File – Exiting The Application – Managing Your files With The Office Applications.

4.TOOLS IN THE OFFICE APPLICATIONS: Key Combinations – Cut, Copy and Paste – Drag And
Drop Editing – Menu Bars And Toolbars – Undo and – Redo – Spell Checking – Auto Correct – Find and Replace – Help And The Office Assistants – Templates and Wizards.


5. WORD PROCESSING (MS WORD or its equivalent in Libre office /Apache Open Office / Neo
office for Windows/s/Linux/Mac OS): Starting Word


Title Bar – Menu Bar – Format Bar – Standard Bar – Ruler – Workspace Area – Scroll Bar – Status Bar – Different Toolbars – Option a Menu Bar – Creating New Document When Word is Running – Opening Pre existing Documents When Word is Running – Designing Your Document – Typing Text – Selection text – Deleting Text – Formatting text and document – copying and moving – Saving Document – Page Setup – Properties of a document – Undo-Redo-Cut-Copy a Document – Pasting a Document – Print Preview – Printing – Select All – Find – Replace – Go To – Four Different View Of A Document – Normal, Web Layout, Print Layout, and Outline Layout- Document Map – Full Screen – Zoom – Objects – Page Break – Header and Footer – Page
Number – Auto Format – Auto Text – Inserting Date And Time – Working With Header, Footers- footnotes-Fields-Symbols-Caption Cross Reference-Index-Tabs-Table and Sorting – Working With Graphics – Inserting Pictures – Modifying Pictures – Word Art – Inserting Chart – Inserting Files – Hyper Linking – Bookmark – Using Different Fonts – Paragraph – Bullets Borders and Shading- Columns-Drop Cap-Theme-Change Case Background-Frames-Style-Spelling And Grammar – Set Language – Word Count – Auto Summarize – Auto Correct – Merge Document – Protec Document – Envelopes And Labels – – Templates, Wizards And Sample Documents – drawing Tables – Merge Cell – Spilt Cells – Spilt Table – Table Auto Format – Auto Fit – Sort – Formula – Arrange All-Split- Micro Soft Word Help – Macros – Custom Toolbars – Keyboard Shortcuts –
Menus – Mail Merge

6.SPREAD SHEET (MS Excel or its equivalent in Libre Office / Apache Open Office / Neo office for
Windows/s/Linux/ Maa OS):Features Of Excel – Excel worksheet – Selecting Cell – Navigating With The Mouse And Keyboard – Entering And Editing Text – Text Boxes – Text Notes – Checking Spelling – Undoing And Repeating Action – Entering And Editing Formulas – Referencing Cells – Order Of Evolution in Formulas – Copying Entries And Equations To Minimize Typing – More Auto Fill Examples – Creating Custom Fill Lists Protecting And Un Protecting Documents And Cell – Creating A New Worksheet – Excel Formatting Tips And Techniques – Moving cell – Copying Cells – Sorting Cell Data – Insertion Cells Inserting As You Paste – Deleting Parts Of Worksheet – Clearing Parts Of A Worksheet – Excel Page Setup – Changing Column Width And Row Heights – Auto Format – Manual Formatting – Using style – Format Code Alter A Number’s Appearance – Format Painter Speeds-Up Format Copying – Changing Font Size And Attributes – Adjusting Alignments – Cantering Text Across Column – Using Border Buttons And Commands – Changing Color And Shading – Inserting And Removing Page Breaks – Hiding Rows And Columns – Rearranging Worksheet – Entering Formula – Excel Functions – Inserting Rows And Columns – Saving A Worksheet – Printing A Worksheet – Printing Tips For Large Excel Project – Parts Of A Function – Functions Requiring Add-ins – Function Wizard – Example Of Functions By Category – Organizing Your Data – Excel’s Chart Features – Chart Parts And Terminology – Instant charts with The chart wizard – Creating Chart On Separating Worksheets – Resizing And Moving Charts – Adding Chart Notes And Arrows – Editing Charts – Rotating 3-D Charts – Printing Charts – Deleting Charts Setting The Default Chart Type – Creating Trend Lines Data Map – Working With Graphics in
Excel – Creating And Pacing Graphic objects – Resizing Graphs – Possible Sources Of Excel Graphics – Creating and Running Macro – Sorting Excel Data – Adding Subtotals To Databases – Customizing Excel – Customizing Workspace – Comma Separated Value (CSV) File format – Using Worksheet As Databases.

7.PRESENTATION SOFTWARE (MS Power Point or its equivalent in Libre Office/Apache Open
office/Neo office for Windows/s/Linux/Mac Os): Introduction – Starting Presentation Software –
Views in Presentation Software – Slides – Terminology – Color Schemes – Formatting Slides – Creating a Presentation – Using the Auto Content Wizard – Masters- – Using a Template – Creating a Blank Presentation – Working with Text in Power Point – Adding Slides Editing And Working Text – Working in Outlaying view – Spell checking – Finding And Replacing Text – Formatting Text – Aligning Text – Developing Your Presentation – Importing images From The Outside World – The Clipart Gallery – Drawing in Presentation software- Bringing A Presentation to Life – Inserting Objects in Your Presentation – Inserting A Picture – Working With Graphics – Multimedia in Power Point – Animating The Objects, Pictures, Graphics, – Enhancements to the Slide Show Showing Slides Out Of Order Printing Presentation Elements – Finalizing The Presentation – Assigning Transitions And Timings – Setting The Master Slide – Setting Up The Slide Show – Running The Slide Show

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