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Exam Pattern


TSPSC Group-I Exam is Conducted in 3 Stages


Preliminary Examination (Objective paper)


Main’s Examination (Conventional Type)


Interview/Oral Test


 


Exam Pattern
























Prelims



150 Marks



150 Questions-objective Type



Duration-2:30 Hrs



Mains



900 Marks



6 Papers-150 Marks each



Duration – 03:00 Hrs



Interview



100 Marks


   

 


 


                             PRELIMINARY TEST


 



  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. Economic and Social Development of India.

  6. World Geography, Indian Geography and Geography of Telangana state.

  7. History and Cultural Heritage of India.

  8. Indian Constitution and Polity.

  9. Governance and Public Policy in India.

  10. Policies of Telangana State.

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

  12. Social Exclusion: Rights issues such as Gender, Caste, Tribe, Disability etc. and inclusive policies.

  13. Logical Reasoning: Analytical Ability and Data Interpretation.


 


Note: Group – 1 Prelims is only Eligibility Test, Only the qualified shall write mains, don’t worry key to break this barrier is Practice, take tests regularly, know the competition, you are sure to break free


 


Written Examination (Main)


General English (Qualifying Test)


(X CLASS STANDARD, QUALIFYING FOR INTERVIEW)


 


1 Spotting Errors – Spelling; Punctuation


2 Fill in the blanks – Prepositions; Conjunctions; Verb tenses


3 Re-writing sentences – Active and Passive voice;


Direct & Reported Speech; Usage of Vocabulary


4 Jumbled sentences


5 Comprehensions


6 Précis Writing


7 Expansions


8 Letter Writing


 


This is a qualifying Test on General English for 150 Marks. Only the persons who qualify in this General English test, their remaining 6 mains papers will be evaluated. But don’t worry this is only qualifying, the marks obtained in this General English paper will not be considered for final merit.


 


Remaining 6 papers Exam Syllabus


Paper-I – General Essay


(Candidate should write three Essays, selecting one from each Section compulsorily. Each Section contains three Questions. Each Essay carries 50 marks.)


 


Section-I


General Studies & Mental Ability


Issues of Economic Growth and Justice


 


Section-II


Dynamics of Indian Politics


Historical and Cultural Heritage of India.


 


Section-III


Developments in Science and Technology.


Education and Human Resource Development.


 


Paper-II – History, Culture and Geography


Early Indian Civilizations-Indus and Vedic; Emergence of Religious Movements in the sixth century BC – Jainism and Buddhism; Indo- Greek Art and Architecture – Gandhara, Mathura and Amaravathi Schools; Social and Cultural condition under the Mauryan, Satavahanas and Guptas .


Advent of Islam and its impact on Indian Society – Nature and significance of Bhakti and Sufi Movements; Contribution of Kakatiya, and Vijayanagara rulers to Language, Literature, Art and Architecture: the contribution of Delhi Sultans and Mughals to Language , Literature, Art, Architecture and Fine Arts, Monuments; Emergence of Composite Culture in the Deccan and India.


The Establishment of British Colonial Rule in India: Carnatic Wars , Battle of Plassey, Anglo Mysore, Anglo-Maratha and Anglo-Sikh Wars; Economic Impact of British Colonial Rule: Land Revenue Settlements in British India; -Commercialization of Agriculture; Rise of Landless Agrarian Labour; Famines and Poverty;De-industrialization; Decline of Traditional Crafts; Drain of Wealth; Growth of Trade and Commerce- Economic Transformation of India; Railroads, Transport and Communication Network- Telegraph and Postal Services.


Three Phases of Indian Freedom Struggle, 1885-1947. The rise and growth of All India Kisan Sabha, Workers and Tribal movements; Issue of Gender and Women’s movement; Growth of Socialist and Communist Movements; Growth of Communal-ism; Independence and Partition of India


 


History and Cultural Heritage of Telangana


History and culture of Ancient Telangana – Satavahanas, Ikshvakus and Vishnukundins; Rise and growth of Jainism and Buddhism; Socio-Cultural – Conditions- Language, Literature, Art and Architecture.


Medeival Telangana and the emergence of composite culture – Kakatiyas and Velama kingdoms and their contribution to Socio- Cultural Development, Literature, Music, Dance, Art and Architecture; Qutub Shahis and their contribution to Telugu literature, art and architecture. Protest Movements against Kakatiyas and Qutub Shahis- Sammakka Sarakka and Sarvaipapanna


The Establishment of Asaf Jahi Dynasty – Salar Jung Reforms and Modernization of Telangana ; Socio- Economic development under the Nizams – Land Tenures and Social System, Jagirdars, Deshmukhs etc.and Vetti- British Paramountcy and Nizam- Revolt of 1857 in Hyderabad and the role of Turre Baz Khan; Socio- Economic Development during the rule of the sixth and seventh Nizams – Growth of Railways, Transport and Communication System, Establishment of Industries, Educational Institutions – Monuments of Asaf Jahi period. 10


 


Geography of India and Telangana


India – Physical setting, Physiography, Drainage, Climate- Mechanism of Monsoon, effect of Elnino and La Nino, Rainfall variability- Floods and Drought, Soils, Vegetation and WildlifeDegradation and Conservation Measures. Major Minerals and Energy Resources- distribution and conservation, Energy Crisis – role of non-conventional energy resources. Marine Resources – Economic significance, EEZ. Water resources – availability, problems of inter – state Water sharing, Conservation Measures.


Agriculture and Irrigation – Major Food and Non-Food crops, Agro Climatic Regions, Green Revolution, recent trends in Agriculture; Major Irrigation Projects and Command Area Development; Industries- Major Industries – Iron and Steel, Cotton Textiles, Cement, Sugar, Automobile, IT, & Food Processing Industries, Localisation Factors, Industrial Corridors & Economic Development; Transportation: Means of Transportation, Role of Road and Rail Network in Economic Development, Highways and Express Highways; Major Ports – changing trends and direction of India’s Trade – role of WTO; Strategic location of India in the Indian Ocean; Population – distribution, growth, Demographic characteristics, Demographic dividend and transition, HDI, Population problems and Policies. Urbanisation process- Spatial pattern, growth of Megacities, problems of Urban Growth and Policies, concept of Smart Cities.


Geographical extent of Hyderabad State and present Telangana State Physical setting, Relief, Climate, Rivers, Soils, Forest cover and Wild life-distribution, depletion and conservation. Minerals and Energy resources – Coal, Iron and Limestone distribution. Thermal and Hydro Power Projects – Problems and Prospects


Agriculture- Rainfed/Dry land Agriculture, Drought prone areas and Mitigation Measures. Sources of Irrigation: Canals, Tanks and Wells, Depletion of Ground Water and its conservation- Mission Kakatiya. Industries – Cement, Sugar, Pharma, Electronic, Tourism, IT, ITIR, SEZs. Handicrafts and Household Industries and their problems. Road and Rail Network distribution and role in Economic Development. Population – distribution, growth, density, demographic characteristics (sex ratio, age, literacy, etc.,) Tribal Population – distribution, problems of Tribal areas and policies for Tribal Area Development.


 


Paper-III


Indian Society, Structure, Issues and Social Movements, Indian Constitution


 


Paper- IV


Indian Economy and development, Telangana Economy, Development and Environment problems


 


Paper-V


Science&Technology and Data Interpretation


 


Paper-VI


The Role and impact of Science and Technology, Modern trends in Application of Knowledge of Science and Data Interpretation and Problem Solving.


 


Congratulations, after finishing mains exam, you will be called for Interview










Interview  



100 Mark



On successful completion of Interview you will be selected for the following posts depending on your rank… All the Very Best!


 


TSPSC Group -I Posts:


Dy., Collector (civil Services Executive Branch )


DSP Category -II(Police Department)


Commercial Tax officer


Regional Transport officer


Dy.,Register of Co-operative Services


District Panchayt Officer


District Register


Divisional Fire Officer


Dy.Superintendent of Jails


Assistant Excise Superintendent


Municipal Commissioner Grade -2


District Social welfare Officer


District BC Welfare Officer , Assistant Director


District Tribal welfare Officer


District Employment officer


Lay secretary , Treasury Grade -II


MPDO (PR and RD Services)