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TSPSC Group -3 Syllabus:

Telangana State Public Services Commission has recently published the syllabus for Group -3 Exam.

Pattern of Group -3:

  • TSPSC Group -3 Exam has three papers.
  • Each Paper carries 150 marks i.e., a total of 450 marks in the exam.
  • All three papers are objective type questions papers only.
  • There is no negative marking in these papers.
  • Let us now see the detailed TSPSC Group -3 Syllabus in Paper-wise.

If you prepare for Group -2 seriously, Group -3 exam will be an easy task as the TSPSC Group -3 Syllabus is a subset of Group -2 syllabus.

TSPSC Group -3 Syllabus for Paper -1:

The name of Paper -1 is General Studies and General Abilities. The Syllabus of Paper -1 is very similar to that of TSPSC Group -1 Prelims and Group -2 Paper -1.


1. Current Affairs – Regional, National & International.

2. International Relations  and Events.

3. General Science; India’s Achievements in Science and Technology.

4. Environmental Issues; Disaster Management- Prevention and Mitigation Strategies.

5. World Geography, Indian Geography and Geography of Telangana State.

6. History and Cultural Heritage of India.

7. Society, Culture, Heritage, Arts and  Literature of Telangana.

8. Policies of Telangana State.

9. Social Exclusion, Rights Issues and Inclusive Policies.

10. Logical Reasoning; Analytical Ability and Data Interpretation.

11. Basic English. (8th Class Standard)

TSPSC Group -3 Syllabus for Paper -2:

The name of this paper is History, Polity and Society. There are three sections in this paper. Each section carries 50 marks.


Section I: Socio-Cultural History of Telangana and Formation of Telangana State.

1. Satavahanas, Ikshvakus, Vishnukundins, Mudigond and Vemulawada Chalukyas  and their contribution to culture; Social System; Religious conditions; Buddhism and Jainism in Ancient Telangana; Growth of Language and Literature, Art and Architecture.

2. The establishment of Kakatiya kingdom and their contribution to socio-cultural development. Growth of Telugu Language and Literature under the Kakatiyas – Art, Architecture and Fine Arts. Rachakonda and Deverakonda Velamas, Social and Religious Conditions; Growth of Telugu Language and Literature, Popular protest against Kakatiyas: Sammakka – Sarakka Revolt; Socio-Cultural contribution of Qutubshahis – Growth of Language, Literature, Art, Architecture, Festivals, Dance, and Music. Emergence of Composite Culture.

3. AsafJahi Dynasty; Nizam-British Relations: Salarjung Reforms and its impact; Socio – Cultural-Religious Conditions under the Nizams:  Educational Reforms, Establishment of Osmania University and Higher Education; Growth of Employment and the Rise of Middle Classes.

4. Socio-cultural and Political Awakening in Telangana: Role of Arya Samaj-Andhra Mahasabha; Andhra Saraswatha Parishat,  Literary and Library movements,  Adi- Hindu movement,  Andhra Mahila Sabha and the growth of Women’s movement; Tribal Revolts, Ramji Gond and Kumaram Bheemu, -The  Telangana Peasant Armed Struggle ; Causes and Consequences.

5. Integration of Hyderabad State into Indian Union and formation of Andhra Pradesh. Gentlemen Agreement; Mulki Movement 1952-56; Violation of Safeguards – Regional imbalances –  Assertion of Telangana identity;  Agitation for Separate Telangana State 1969-70 –  Growth of popular protest against discrimination and movements towards the formation of Telangana State 1971-2014.

Section II: Overview of the Indian Constitution and Politics.

1. Evolution of Indian Constitution – Nature and Salient Features – Preamble.

2. Fundamental Rights – Directive Principles of State Policy – Fundamental Duties.

3. Distinctive Features of Indian Federalism – Distribution of Legislative and Administrative Powers between Union and States.

4. Union and State Governments – President – Prime Minister and Council of Ministers; Governor, Chief Minister and Council of Ministers – Powers and Functions.

5. Rural and Urban Governance with special reference to the 73rd and 74th Amendments.

6. Electoral System:  Free and Fair Elections, Malpractices; Election Commission; Electoral Reforms and Political Parties.

7. Judicial System in India – Judicial Activism.

8. a) Special Provisions for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, Women and Minorities
b) Welfare Mechanism for Enforcement – National Commission for  Scheduled Castes, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes and   National Commission for Backward Classes.

9. Indian Constitution: New Challenges.

Section III:   Social Structure, Issues and Public Policies.

1. Indian Social Structure: Salient Features of Indian society:  Caste, Family, Marriage, Kinship, Religion, Tribe, Women, Middle class – Socio-Cultural Features of Telangana Society.

2. Social  Issues: Inequality and Exclusion: Casteism, Communalism, Regionalism, Violence against Women, Child
Labour, Human Trafficking, Disability and Aged.

3. Social Movements: Peasant’s Movements, Tribal Movements, Backward Class Movements, Dalit Movements,
Environmental Movements, Women’s Movements, Regional Autonomy Movements, Human Rights Movements.

4. Telangana Specific Social Issues: Vetti, Jogini, Devadasi System, Child labour, Girl Child, Flourosis, Migration, Farmer’s and Weaver’s Distress.

5. Social Policies and Welfare Programmes: Affirmative Policies for SCs, STs, OBC, Women, Minorities, Labour, Disabled and Children; Welfare Programmes: Employment, Poverty Alleviation Programmes; Rural and Urban, Women and Child Welfare, Tribal Welfare.

TSPSC Group -3 Syllabus for Paper -3:

The title of Paper -3 is Economy and Development. There are three sections in this paper. Each section carries 50 marks.


Section I: Indian Economy: Issues and Challenges.
1. Growth and  Development : Concepts of Growth and Development –Relationship between Growth and Development
2. Measures of Economic Growth: National Income- Definition, Concepts and Methods of measuring National Income; Nominal and Real Income.
3. Poverty and Unemployment : Concepts of Poverty – Income based Poverty and Non-Income based poverty; Measurement of Poverty; Unemployment- Definition, Types of Unemployment
4. Planning in Indian Economy : Objectives, Priorities, Strategies, and Achievements of Five year Plans – 12th  FYP; Inclusive Growth – NITI Aayog
Section II: Economy and Development of Telangana.
1. Telangana Economy in undivided Andhra .Pradesh (1956-2014)- Deprivations (Water (Bachavat Committee), Finances (Lalit, Bhargava, Wanchu Committees) and Employment( Jai Bharat Committee, Girgilan Committee) and Under Development.
2. Land Reforms in Telangana : Abolition of Intermediaries: Zamindari, Jagirdari and Inamdari;Tenancy
Reforms ;Land ceiling; Land alienation in Scheduled Areas
3. Agriculture and Allied Sectors: Share of Agriculture and Allied sectors in  GSDP; Distribution of land holdings; Dependence on Agriculture; Irrigation- Sources of Irrigation; Problems of Dry land Agriculture; Agricultural credit.
4. Industry and Service Sectors: Industrial Development; Structure and Growth of Industry sector Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Sector;  Industrial Infrastructure; Industrial Policy of Telangana; Structure and Growth of Service sector.
Section III: Issues of Development and Change.
1. Development Dynamics: Regional Inequalities in India – Social Inequalities – Caste, Ethnicity (tribe), Gender and Religion; Migration; Urbanisation.
2. Development and Displacement: Land Acquisition Policy; Resettlement and Rehabilitation.
3. Economic Reforms: Growth, Poverty and Inequalities – Social Development (education and health); Social Transformation; Social Security.
4. Sustainable Development: Concept and Measurement; Sustainable Development Goals.


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