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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, Socio–Economic and Religious Conditions, Art andArchitecture, Literature – Harshavardhana and his Achievements.
Medieval History: The Chola Administrative System – Delhi Sultanate and TheMughal Empire:Their Administration, Socio–Economic 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
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, Pie–chart).
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 Non–Tax 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 – E–Governance 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 –
Eco–Friendly 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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