10 November 2016

APPSC Group II - Detailed Scheme and Syllabus

APPSC Group II Examination

Scheme of the Exam

  • Screening Test → 150 marks
  • Mains examination → 450 marks
    • Paper I → 150 marks
      • General Studies and Mental ability
    • Paper II → 150 marks
      • Social history of Andhra Pradesh i.e., the history of various social and cultural movements in Andhra Pradesh
      • General Overview of the Indian Constitution
    • Paper III → 150 marks
      • Planning in India and Indian economy; Contemporary problems and developments in rural society with special reference to Andhra Pradesh

Detailed Syllabus of Group II exam

Screening Test

  1. Current Affairs
    • Issues of National and International importance in
      • Politics
      • Economics
      • Society
      • Science
      • Technology
      • Arts
      • Sports
      • Culture
      • Governance
  2. Constitution of India with emphasis on
    • Fedaralism
    • Fundamental Rights
    • Fundamental duties
    • Union government
    • 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
  3. Economic Development of India
    • Economy in medieval India
    • Pre-independence Indian economy
    • Development plans
    • Economic and industrial policies of independent India
    • Liberalisation
    • Privatisation
    • Globalisation
    • Labour policies of union and state governments
    • Role of agriculture and Green revolution in India
    • Economic disparities between regions 
    • Population categories

Mains Examination

Paper I

General Studies and Mental Ability

  1. Events of national and International importance
  2. Current affairs
    • International
    • National
    • Regional
  3. General Science and its application to the day to day life. Contemporary developments in
    • Science and technology and
    • Information technology
  4. Social-economic and political history of modern India with emphasis on
    • Indian National Movement
  5. Indian polity and governance
    • Constitutional issues
    • Public Policy
    • Reforms
    • e-governance initiatives
  6. Economic development in India since independence
  7. Geography of India with focus on
    • Andhra Pradesh
  8. Disaster management
    • Vulnerability profile
    • Prevention strategies
    • Mitigation strategies
    • Application of remote sensing and GIS in the assessment of disaster
  9. Sustainability development and environmental protection
  10. Mental ability
    • Logical reasoning
    • Analytical ability
    • Data interpretation
    • Data analysis
      • Tabulation of data
      • Visual representation of data
      • Basic data analysis 
      • Interpretation
  11. Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh

    • Problems/Implications
      • Administrative
      • Economic
      • Social
      • Cultural
      • Political
      • Legal
      • Loss of capital city; Challenges in building new capital; It's financial implications
      • Division and rebuilding of common institutions
      • Division of employees, 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 investment
      • Socioeconomic, cultural and demographic impact of bifurcation
      • Impact of bifurcation on river water sharing and consequential issues
      • AP Reorganisation act 2014, on AP and arbitrariness of certain provisions

Paper II

Section I

Social and cultural history of Andhra Pradesh

  1. Social and cultural history of Andhra Pradesh
    • Geographical features of Andhra
    • Its impact on history and culture
    • Pre-history
      • The Satavahanas
      • Ikshvakus
        • Socio, economic and religious conditions
        • Literature, art and architecture
      • The eastern Chalukyas of Vengi
        • Society, Religion
        • Telugu Language
        • Literature, art and architecture
  2. Various kingdoms that ruled Andhra Pradesh between 11th and 16th centuries
    • Socio, cultural and religious conditions n Andhradesa between 11th to 16 centuries AD
    • Growth of Telugu language
    • Literature, art, architecture and painting
  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 awakening movements
    • Growth of nationalist movements in Andhra between 1885 to 1947
    • Role of socialists, communists
    • Anti zamindari and Kisan movements
    • Growth of nationalist poetry
  4. Origin and growth of Andhra movement
    • Role of Andhramahasabhas
    • Prominent leaders
    • Events leading to the formation of Andhra state 1953
    • Role of news papers in Andhra Movemet
  5. Events leading to the formation of Andhra Pradesh state
    • Visalandhra Mahasabha
    • State reorganisation commission and its recommendations
    • Gentleman agreement
    • Important social and cultural events between 1956 and 2014

Section II

General overview of the Indian constitution

  1. Nature of the Indian constitution
    • Historical Background
    • Constitutional development
    • Salient features of the Indian constitution
    • Preamble
    • Fundamental rights
    • Directive principles of state policy and their relationship
    • Fundamental Duties
    • Distinctive features - Unitary and Federal
  2. Structure and functions of Indian Government
    • Legislative
      • Types of legislature
        • Unicameral
        • Bicameral
    • Executive
      • Parliamentary
    • Judiciary
      • Judicial review
      • Judicial activism
  3. Distribution of legislative and executive powers between the union and the states
    • Legislative, Administrative and Financial relations between the union and states
    • Powers and functions of constitutional bodies
      • UPSC
      • State Public Service Commissions
      • CAG
      • Finance commission
  4. Center and state relations
    • Need for reforms
      • Rajmannar committee
      • Sarkaria commission
      • MM Punchchi commission
    • Unitary and federal features of Indian constitution
  5. Amendment process to the constitution
    • Centralisation Vs. Decentralisation
    • Community development programs
      • Balwantry Committee
      • Ashok Mehta Committee
    • 73rd and 74th constitutional amendment acts and their implementation
  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 union
  7. Welfare mechanisms in India
    • Provisions for Scheduled Castes, Tribes, and minorities
    • Reservations for SCs, STs and backward classes
    • Prevention of SC, ST atrocities act
    • National and State SCs, STs and BCs commissions
    • Women's commissions
    • National and state minorities commissions
    • Human rights commission
    • Right to Information act
    • Lokpal and Lokayukt

Paper III

Planning in India and Indian Economy

  1. Planning in Indian Economy and present status
    • Socio economic objectives and outlays of five year plans
    • Alternative strategies - Goals and achievements
    • Cause for failure of different plans
    • New economic reforms 1991
    • Regulation of economy
    • Creation of regulatory bodies 
      • Niti Aayog
    • Cooperative federalism and decentralisation of financial resources
  2. Indian economic policies
    • Agricultural policies
    • Industrial policies since 1956
    • IT industry
    • Monetary policy of RBI
    • Fiscal policy - objectives
    • Fiscal imbalance and deficit finance
    • New foreign trade policy
    • Current account imbalances
    • FDI
  3. 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
  4. Money, Banking and Public Finance
    • Concept of money and measures of money supply
    • Creation of credit by commercial banks
    • Determination of price level - Inflation
      • Causes and Remedies of Inflation
    • Budget
    • Taxes and non tax revenue
    • Goods and Service Tax
  5. Meaning and measurement of growth
    • Distinction between growth and development
    • Measurement of growth
    • Growth, development and underdevelopment
    • Characteristics of underdevelopment
    • Stages of development
    • Source of capital formation
    • Growth strategies
    • Deregulation and growth
  6. National Income
    • National income and concepts
    • Gross domestic product
    • Net domestic product
    • Percapita income

Economy of Andhra Pradesh

  1. 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
  2. Five year plans of Andhra Pradesh
    • Outlays
    • Finance in public sector plans
    • Resource allocation n five year plans of Andhra Pradesh under development of Niti Aayog
  3. Economic policies of Andhra Pradesh
    • Industrial and implementation and mission based development of state government
    • Industries in Andhra Pradesh
    • Growth and structure of Industries
    • Role of small scale and cottage industries
    • Structure of cooperatives
      • Share of cooperatives in total credit of Andhra Pradesh
    • Energy management
  4. Service sectors of Andhra Pradesh
    • Importance - composition and growth with special reference to Power; transport and communication; Tourism and information technology in Andhra Pradesh
  5. Socio economic welfare programs of government of Andhra Pradesh
Happy Preparation......


  1. Please provide reference books for revised syllabus

  2. Good evening mam.where to find pdf file...

  3. Good evening mam.where to find pdf file...