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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:

  1. Screening Test Stage
  2. Main Examination Stage


Stage 1: Screening Test


  1. It will be of qualifying nature only. Marks in this stage are not counted for overall selection to the Group-2 Exam
  2. There will be 150 questions in this paper.
  3. Each question carries 1 mark, i.e., maximum of 150 marks in this paper.
  4. 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

  • Politics
  • Economics
  •  Society
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Arts
  • Sports
  • Culture
  • Governance.








  • Federalism
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Fundamental Duties
  • Union and State Governments
  • Judiciary
  • 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


  1. There will be 3 papers in this stage.
  2. Each paper will carry 150 marks, i.e., a total of 450 marks in this stage
  3. Only marks in these papers will be counted for final selection
  4. 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
  • International
  • National
  • Regional
 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
  • Reforms
  • e-Governance initiatives
  • Since independence
  • Indian Geography
  • Andhra Pradesh Geography
 Disaster Management
  • Vulnerability profile
  • Prevention and mitigation
  • Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in the assessment of disaster
  • 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

 Section I


Section II

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
Chapter 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
  • Unitary and Federal features
 11th to 16th Century History:

  • Various kingdoms that ruled Andhra Pradesh
  • Cultural and Religious conditions
  • Growth of Telugu Language, literature, Art, Architecture and Painting
Chapter 2:

  • Structure and functions of Indian Government-Legislative, Executive and Judiciary
  • Types of Legislatures-Unicameral, Bicameral
  • Executive–Parliamentary
  • 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.
Chapter 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.

  • 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
Chapter 4:

  • 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 .
Chapter 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.


  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
  • RTI
  • Lokpal and Lok Ayukta

Syllabus for Paper – 3 is given below:


Paper – 3 Syllabus

 Section I


Section II

 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
  • FDI.

  • 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:

  • 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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