APPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2017 – New Pattern and Simplified
The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission has recently modified the exam pattern and syllabus of Group-2 examination process. It removed the Interview stage from the process as per the Central government guidelines. Instead it added a new stage of Main examination. APPSC Group – 2 Syllabus 2017 is very comprehensive and includes all important subjects.
The present APPSC Group-2 Examination pattern has two stages:
- Screening Test Stage
- Main Examination Stage
Stage 1: Screening Test
- It will be of qualifying nature only. Marks in this stage are not counted for overall selection to the Group-2 Exam
- There will be 150 questions in this paper.
- Each question carries 1 mark, i.e., maximum of 150 marks in this paper.
- Syllabus for this test is given below.
APPSC Group -2 Syllabus 2017 for Screening Test:
Screening Test Syllabus
|Current Affairs||Constitution of India||Economic Development|
|Issues of National and International importance in|
- Fundamental Rights
- Fundamental Duties
- Union and State Governments
- Judicial Review
- Local Government
- Directive Principles of State Policy
- Union and State Legislature
- Administrative and Legislative relations between Union and State Governments
- Scheduled and Tribal Area Administration.
- Economy in Medieval India
- Pre-Independence Indian Economy
- Development Plans and Economic and Industrial Policies of Independent India.
- Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization
- Labour Policies of Union and State Governments
- Role of Agriculture and Green Revolution in India
- Economic disparities between regions
- Population categories.
Stage 2: Main Examination
- There will be 3 papers in this stage.
- Each paper will carry 150 marks, i.e., a total of 450 marks in this stage
- Only marks in these papers will be counted for final selection
- The Syllabus for each paper is given below.
APPSC Group -2 Syllabus 2017 for Mains Exam:
Syllabus for Paper -1 is given below:
Paper – 1 Syllabus
| Current Affairs|
| General Science|
- Application to the day to day life
- Latest developments in Science & Technology
| Modern Indian History|
- Economic, Social and Political aspects
- Indian National Movement
| Indian Polity|
- Constitutional issues
- Public Policy
- e-Governance initiatives
- Indian Geography
- Andhra Pradesh Geography
| Disaster Management|
- Sustainable Development
- Environmental Protection
- Logical Reasoning
- Analytical Ability
- Data Interpretation
| Data Analysis|
- Tabulation of data
- Visual representation of data
- Basic data analysis and interpretation
| Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its implications|
- Loss of capital city, challenges in building new capital and it’s financial implications
- Division and rebuilding of common Institutions.
- Division of employees, their relocation and nativity issues.
- Effect of bifurcation on commerce and entrepreneurs.
- Implications to financial resources of state government.
- Task of post-bifurcation infrastructure development and opportunities for investments.
- Socioeconomic, cultural and demographic impact of bifurcation.
- Impact of bifurcation on river water sharing and consequential issues.
- AP REORGANISATION ACT, 2014 on AP and the arbitrariness of certain provisions.
Syllabus for Paper-2 is given below:
Paper – 2 Syllabus
SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF ANDHRA PRADESH
GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION
|Prior to 11th Century AD History:|
Geographical Features of Andhra–Its Impact on History and Culture
The Satavahanas, Ikshvakus–Socio-Economic and Religious Conditions–Literature, Art and Architecture
The Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi–Society, Religion, Telugu Language, Literature, Art and
- Nature of the Indian Constitution
- Constitutional Development
- Salient features of Indian Constitution
- Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy and their relationship
- Fundamental Duties
- Unitary and Federal features
| 11th to 16th Century History:||Chapter 2:|
- Structure and functions of Indian Government-Legislative, Executive and Judiciary
- Types of Legislatures-Unicameral, Bicameral
- Judiciary-Judicial Review, Judicial Activism.
| 17th Century to Independence:|
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.
- 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.
- Origin and growth of Andhra movement
- Role of Andhra Mahasabha- Prominent Leaders
- Events leading to the formation of Andhra State 1953.
- Role of News Papers in the Andhra Movement
- Centre – State relations – Need for Reforms
- Rajmannar Committee, Sarkaria Commission, M.M. Punchchi Commission
- Unitary and Federal features of Indian Constitution.
- 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 .
- 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.
| ||Chapter 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.
| || Chapter 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
- Lokpal and Lok Ayukta
Syllabus for Paper – 3 is given below:
Paper – 3 Syllabus
PLANNING IN INDIA AND INDIAN ECONOMY
ECONOMY OF ANDHRA PRADESH
| Planning in Indian Economy and present states|
- Socio-Economic objectives and outlays of Five Year Plans – alternative strategies – Goals and Achievements
- Causes for failure of different Plans
- New economic reforms 1991.
- Regulation of the Economy
- Creation of regulatory bodies
- NITI Aayog
- Cooperative Federalism and decentralization of financial resources
- Contribution of agriculture to income and employment in Andhra Pradesh
- Land reforms in Andhra Pradesh
- Need for Land Reforms
- Structure of Land Holdings
- Forest and sown–Irrigated area
- Cropping pattern
- Sources of agricultural finances
- Agricultural subsidies
- Public distribution system in Andhra Pradesh.
Indian Economic Policies
- Agricultural policies
- Industrial policies since 1956
- IT industries
- Monetary policy of RBI
- Fiscal policy–Objectives
- Fiscal Imbalance and Deficit Finance
- New Foreign Trade Policy.
- Current account imbalances
- Five years plans of Andhra Pradesh–Outlays
- Finance in public sector plans
- Resource allocation pattern in the five year plans of Andhra Pradesh
- Developments after NITI Aayog
Availability of Natural resources and Development
- Population-size, composition and growth–Trends
- Occupational Distribution of Work force
- Human Development Index as a measurement of development
- Demographic Dividend.
- Economic policies of A.P including industrial policies and their implementation
- Mission based development in state
- Industries in Andhra Pradesh–Growth and structure of industries
- Role of Small Scale and Cottage Industries
- Structure of Co-operatives
- Share of Co-operatives in total credit of AndhraPradesh
- Energy management
| Money, Banking and Public Finance|
- Concept of Money and measures of money supply
- Creation of credit by Commercial Banks
- Determination of Price level
- Inflation , its causes and remedies
- Budget–taxes and non-tax revenue
- Goods and Service Tax (GST)
- Services sector of Andhra Pradesh– Its importance
- Composition and growth with special reference to Power, Transport and Communication, Tourism and Information Technology in Andhra Pradesh.
| Meaning and Measurements of Growth|
- Distinction between growth and development
- Measurement of growth
- Growth, Development and Underdevelopment
- Characteristics of Underdevelopment
- Stages of development
- Sources of capital formation
- Growth strategies
- Deregulation and growth
| Welfare Programmes:|
- Socio-Economic welfare Programmes of Government of Andhra Pradesh
| National Income|
- National Income and concepts
- Gross Domestic Product
- Net Domestic Product, Per capita income.
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To get basic understanding of the subjects in the syllabus, one must essentially read APSCERT Text books from Class 6 to Class 10. You can download these text books from here:
Telugu Medium Text Books
English Medium Text Books
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