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APPSC


Exam Pattern


Group – I


APPSC Group-I Exam is Conducted in 3 Stages




    • Preliminary Examination (Objective paper)

    • Main’s Examination (Conventional Type)

    • Interview/Oral Test



 



  • Exam Pattern


Prelims Examination (Screening Test)


The preliminary exam is a screening test which is conducted to shortlist the candidates for the next stage of examination. The exam consists of one objective type paper. Minimum qualifying marks will be given for reservation candidates as per the rules.






















Subjects



General Studies & Mental Ability



Type



Objective Type



Marks



150 Marks



Duration



2:30 hrs



 


Mains Examination


Candidates who qualified in preliminary examination will go to second stage i.e Main examination which contains five papers in conventional type & is of degree standard syllabus. The General English paper is of qualifying one and its marks are not counted for final ranking. All the question papers except General English may be answered either in English or Telugu or Urdu chosen by the candidate. Minimum qualifying marks will be given for reservation candidates as per the rules.


























Compulsary Subject



General English



Subjects



General Studies & Mental Ability



Type



Objective Type



Marks



150 Marks (Each Paper)



Duration



03:00 hrs (Each Paper) 



 



  • Exam Syllabus


 


Prelims :


 


GENERAL STUDIES AND MENTAL ABILITY (OBJECTIVE TYPE)



  1. Events of National and International importance.

  2. Current affairs - International, National and Regional.

  3. General Science and its applications to the day to day life and Contemporary developments in Science & Technology and Information Technology

  4. Geography - World, National and Andhra Pradesh.

  5. History of India Ancient, Medieval, Modern –socio-cultural, Economic and political affairs with special emphasis on Indian National Movement.

  6. Indian Polity and Governance; Constitutional issues, public policy formulation and implementation, Governance Reforms and e-governance initiatives.

  7. Economic development in India since Independence- role of planning; Planning Commission, Niti Ayog, India’s economic problems such as poverty and unemployment, agrarian crisis, irrigation and water, sustainable development, inflation and balance of payments, growth with stability, growth with Social justice

  8. Centre State relations, Finance Commissions, Sharing of Resources between Centre and States – Decentralization

  9. India’s Economic reforms –Banking, Financial, trade and social sector; New challenges in a Globalized context – Global competition, Financial market instabilities, FDI flows, GST etc.,

  10. Environmental degradation and challenges - Sustainable Development and Environment Protection.

  11. Disaster Management; Vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies Application of remote sensing and GIS in the assessment of Disaster.



  1. Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation.

  2. Data Analysis:

  3. a) Tabulation of data

  4. b) Visual representation of data

  5. c) Basic data analysis, Summary Statistics such as mean and variance coefficient of variation etc., and Interpretation



  1. Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political, and legal implications/problems, including


a). Loss of capital city, challenges in building new capital and it’s financial implications.


b). Division and rebuilding of common Institutions.


c). Division of employees, their relocation and nativity issues.


d). Effect of bifurcation on commerce and entrepreneurs.


e). Implications to financial resources of state government.


f). Task of post-bifurcation infrastructure development and opportunities for investments.


g). socioeconomic, cultural and demographic impact of bifurcation.


h). Impact of bifurcation on river water sharing and consequential issues.


i). AP REORGANISATION ACT, 2014 and the arbitrariness of certain provisions.


 


SYLLABUS FOR GROUP-I MAIN EXAMINATIONS (DESCRIPTIVE TYPE)


 


                                 GENERAL ENGLISH


 


(X Class Standard, Qualifying Nature Marks would not be counted for


selection to Interview)


SECTION –I


Reading Comprehension



  • Reading Comprehension Passage- (followed by Questions)

  • Descriptive Passage

  • Literary Passage


 


SECTION-II


Functional Grammar:



  • Recognition of Parts of Speech

  • Verb forms – Usage of Tenses

  • Conditional Sentences

  • Identifying and Interchange of Sentences


 


(Simple, Complex, and Compound) (Active and Passive voice)



  • Use of Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

  • Articles

  • Correction of Sentences


 


SECTION-III


Vocabulary Usage



  • Use the given Idioms and Phrases in your own Sentences

  • One Word Substitutes – Recognition and Usage

  • Synonyms – Recognition and Usage

  • Antonyms – Recognition and Usage

  • Words often confused

  • Expansion of Proverb /Sayings


 


SECTION –IV


Composition



  • Write a Paragraph using the given Words/Phrases

  • Summarizing /Precis Writing

  • Essay writing on Topics of Social relevance

  • Description of a given Picture/Symbols

  • Letter writing (Informal & Formal)

  • Non-Verbal Communication (Body Language)


 


                                                   PAPER-I


 


                                            GENERAL ESSAY


 


Candidate should write three Essays one from each section compulsorily.


Each section contains three topics. Each Essay carries 50 marks.


 


SECTION-I - Crisis management, Social, Economic and Health Problems, Analysis


and solutions, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Ecological intelligence.


 


SECTION-II –Current events, policies, schemes and programmes of National and


International importance.


 


SECTION-III –Current events, policies, schemes and programmes of the State of


Andhra Pradesh
Paper-II




    • History & Cultural heritage of India with emphasis on 20th century history of India.

    • 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




    • Planning in India & Indian Economy

    • Land Reforms and social changes in Andhra Pradesh after independence

    • Andhra Pradesh’s Economy, present status its strengths and weaknesses



Paper-IV




    • The role and impact of Science & Technology in the development of India with emphasis on the applied aspects

    • General awareness with the modern trends in life sciences.

    • Development and environmental problems



Paper-V




    • Data appreciation and interpretation

    • The candidates will be asked to draw their own conclusion from the data presented in the tabular form in graphical or otherwise

    • Problem solving – duly structured situation will be presented to the candidates and they will be asked to suggest their own solutions to the problem arising out of situation. Alternatively, they may be called upon to prove the understanding of the situation by answering certain searching questions based on the situation


  • Eligibility Criteria




    1. Nationality : A Candidate must be an Indian Citizen.

    2. Age : For all the Posts in Group-I Notification, Candidate’s age limit is given below.



The Candidate’s Upper age limit relaxations details given below


5 years age relaxation for SC/ST and BCs Candidate’s.


10 years age relaxation for Physically Handicapped (PH) Candidates.


3 years age relaxation for Ex-Service men (3 years & length of service rendered in the armed forces).


3 years age relaxation for N.C.C (who have worked as Instructor in N.C.C) – 3 Years & length of service rendered in the N.C.C.


5 years age relaxation for A.P. State Government Employees (Employees of APSEB, APSRTC, Corporations, Municipalities etc. are not eligible)-5 Years maximum based on the length of regular service.


3 years age relaxation for Retrenched temporary employees in the State Census Department with a minimum service of 6 months.


 


 


 































































Post Code



Name of the Post



Age Limit-In between (Years)



1



Deputy Collectors in A.P. Civil Service



Between 18-34 Years



2



Commercial Tax Officers in A.P. Commercial Taxes Service.



Between 18-34 Years



3



Deputy Supdt. of Police (Civil) Cat-2 in A.P.Police Service



Between 21-28 Years



4



Deputy Supdt. of Jails (MEN) in A.P. Jail Service



Between 18-28 Years



5



Divisional Fire Officers in Fire & Emergency Services



Between 21-26 Years



6



District Registrar in A.P. Registration and Stamps Service



Between 18-34 Years



7



District Tribal Welfare Officer in A.P.Tribal Welfare Service



Between 18-34 Years



8



District Employment Officer in Employment Service



Between 18-34 Years



9



Asst. Treasury Officer/Asst. Accounts Officer in A.P. Treasury & Accounts Service.



Between 18-34 Years



10



Deputy Registrar in A.P. Cooperative Service



Between 18-34 Years



 


 


Physical Requirements


For Post Code No. 03 to 05: Must not be less than 167.6 Cms. in height and must be not less than 86.3 Cms. round the Chest on full inspiration and has a Chest expansion of not less than 5 Cms. on full inspiration (as per Special Rules).


For S.T.: Must not be less than 164 Cms. in height and must be not less than 83.8 Cms. round the Chest with a minimum expansion of not less than 5 Cms. on full inspiration.


For Post Code No. 03 (Women only): Not less than 152.5 Cms. in height and not less than 45.5 Kgs in weight. (As per G.O.Ms.No. 137; Home (Police-E); dated: 01/06/1998)


For Post Code No. 18: Must be atleast 165 Cms. in height and atleast 81 Cms. round the Chest on full expiration, with a chest expansion of atleast 5 Cms. (as per Rule 4(c)(iii) of A.P. Excise Rules & as per G.O. Ms. No. 108 GAD, dated: 25/01/1961.


For Pc.No. 03 & 05 :Vision: The Candidate should satisfy by a Medical Board as to his Physique, Fitness and Capacity for active outdoor work and is certified by the Ophthalmic Surgeon that his vision comes upto the requirements specified below without the use of contact glasses.


 



APPSC Group 2 General Information


APPSC Group 2 Notification 2018-2019

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) has released Notification for Group 2 Services for a total of 110 CF + 336 Fresh vacancies. Applications are Invited from Eligible candidates. Candidates can send their application through online from 10/01/2019 to 31/01/2019 10.02.2019. Last date for Application fee payment is 30/01/2019 09.02.2019.


APPSC Vacancy Details:


Total Vacancy: 110 CF + 336 Fresh vacancies New (Vacancy Increased +1) - Corrigendum



  • 110 CF (Non Executive (CF) posts 94 + Executive (CF) posts : 16)

  • 336 Fresh vacancies(Executive fresh vacancies: 138 + Non Executive (Fresh) posts : 198)


Educational Qualification: Must Possess a Degree of a University in India established or incorporated by or under a Central Act or a Provincial Act or a State Act or any other equivalent qualification(Depends Upon the Post).


Selection Process:


i) Screening test in offline mode


ii) The Main Examination in Online mode for candidates selected in screening test will be held through computer based test.(CBT)


Pay Scale : Rs. 28,940/- to Rs. 80,930/-


Application Fees:



  • Applicant must pay Rs. 250/- (Rupees two hundred and fifty only) towards Application processing fee and Rs 80/- (Rupees eighty only) towards examination fee.

  • For SC, ST, BC, PH & Ex-Service Men Candidates - exempted from payment of examination fee Rs.80/- only.


Payment Mode: Net banking/ Credit card / Debit Card


How to Apply: Candidates can apply through official commission website https://psc.ap.gov.in from 10/01/2019 to 31/01/2019 10.02.2019.


Important Dates:


Starting Date for Apply Online - 10/01/2019


Last Date for Apply Online - 10/02/2019


Date of Screening Test(offline mode) - 05/05/2019


Main Examination(CBT) - 18/07/2019 & 19/07/2019



PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION


Section - A


GENERAL STUDIES AND MENTAL ABILITY



  1. Events of national and international importance.

  2. Current affairs- international, national and regional.

  3. General Science and its applications to the day to day life Contemporary developments in Science & Technology and Information Technology

  4. Social- economic and political history of modern India with emphases on Indian national movement.

  5. Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, public policy, reforms and egovernance initiatives.

  6. Geography of India with focus on Andhra Pradesh.

  7. Disaster management: vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies, Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in the assessment of Disaster

  8. Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection

  9. Logical reasoning, analytical ability and logical interpretation.

  10. Data Analysis: Tabulation of data Visual representation of data Basic data analysis (Summary Statistics such as mean, median, mode and variance) and Interpretation.

  11. Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political and legal implications/problems.



Section - B


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-historic Cultures - The Satavahanas, The Ikshvakus - Socio-Economic and Religious Conditions - Literature, Art and Architecture - The Vishnukundins, The Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi, Telugu Cholas- Society, Religion, Telugu Language, Literature, Art and Architecture.

  2. Various Major and Minor dynasties that ruled Andhradesa between 11th and 16th centuries A.D. Socio- Cultural and Religious conditions in Andhradesa between 11th to 16th centuries A.D, Social Structure, Caste System, Status of Women. 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 Movements- Growth of Nationalist Movement in Andhra between 1885 to 1947- Role of Socialists- Communists- Anti- Zamindari and Kisan Movements. Growth of Nationalist Poetry, Revolutionary Literature, Nataka Samasthalu and Women Participation.

  4. Origin and growth of Andhra Movement- Role of Andhra Mahasabhas- Prominent Leaders- Events leading to the formation of Andhra State 1953. Role of Press and News Papers in the Andhra Movement. Role of Library Movement and Folk & Tribal Culture

  5. 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.


  6. INDIAN CONSTITUTION


  7. 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, Distinctive features - Unitary and Federal.

  8. Structure and functions of Indian Government- Legislative, Executive and Judiciary- Types of Legislatures- Unicameral, Bicameral- Executive - Parliamentary, Judiciary- Judicial Review, Judicial Activism.

  9. 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.

  10. Centre- State relations- Need for Reforms- Rajmannar Committee, Sarkaria Commission, M.M. Punchchi Commission - Unitary and Federal features of Indian Constitution.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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 Ayukt.



Section - C


PLANNING AND ECONOMY


1. Indian Economy and present status


Socio- Economic - Goals and Achievements - New economic reforms 1991. Regulation of the Economy - Creation of regulatory bodies-NITI Aayog- Co operative Federalism and decentralization of financial resources - Lack of inclusive growth and sustainable development : causes, consequences and solutions.


2. Economic Policies


Agricultural policies - Contribution of agriculture to India's GDP - Issues of financing, production, marketing and distribution of agriculture. Industrial policies- Main features of industrial development in India - sectoral composition - Roles of private and public sectors in employment , productivity - Role of IT industries in development.


3. Resources and Development


Types of resources - Physical capital and finance capital - 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


Monetary policy of RBI - Fiscal policy - Objectives - Fiscal Imbalance and Deficit Finance -New Foreign Trade Policy. Current account imbalances; FDI. Inflation , its causes and remedies; Budget - taxes and non-tax revenue. Goods and Service Tax (GST)


5. National Income


National Income and concepts - Gross Domestic Product - Net Domestic Product, Per capita income.


6. Economic Policies of Andhra Pradesh:


Socio Economic welfare Programmes of Government of Andhra Pradesh. Composition of Population in Andhra Pradesh - Rural - Urban, Sex Ratio, Age Distribution.


7. Agriculture and Industrial Growth of Andhra Pradesh


Contribution of agriculture to income and employment in Andhra Pradesh. Land reforms in Andhra Pradesh - Cropping pattern - Irrigation Policy of Andhra Pradesh - sources of agricultural finances -agricultural subsidies - public distribution system in Andhra Pradesh. Industrial Development in Andhra Pradesh - Growth and structure of industries - Incentives to industries - Industrial corridors in and SEZs in Andhra Pradesh - Bottlenecks for industrial development - Power projects


8. Resource Development of Andhra Pradesh


Andhra Pradesh Budgetary resources and constraints - Fulfillment of the conditions of A.P Bifurcation Act - central assistance and issues of conflict - public debt and projects of external assistance. Andhra Pradesh State Gross Domestic Product - Comparison with India and neighboring States



SYLLABUS FOR GROUP-II SERVICES


MAINS EXAMINATION


Paper-I


GENERAL STUDIES AND MENTAL ABILITY



  1. Events of national and international importance.

  2. Current affairs- international, national and regional.

  3. General Science and its applications to the day to day life Contemporary developments in Science & Technology and Information Technology

  4. Social- economic and political history of modern India with emphases on Indian national movement.

  5. Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, public policy, reforms and egovernance initiatives.

  6. Geography of India with focus on Andhra Pradesh.

  7. Disaster management: vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies, Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in the assessment of Disaster

  8. Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection

  9. Logical reasoning, analytical ability and logical interpretation.

  10. Data Analysis: Tabulation of data Visual representation of data Basic data analysis (Summary Statistics such as mean, median, mode and variance) and Interpretation.

  11. Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political and legal implications/problems.



Paper-II


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-historic Cultures - The Satavahanas, The Ikshvakus - Socio-Economic and Religious Conditions - Literature, Art and Architecture - The Vishnukundins, The Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi, Telugu Cholas- Society, Religion, Telugu Language, Literature, Art and Architecture.

  2. Various Major and Minor dynasties that ruled Andhradesa between 11th and 16th centuries A.D. Socio- Cultural and Religious conditions in Andhradesa between 11th to 16th centuries A.D, Social Structure, Caste System, Status of Women. 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 Movements- Growth of Nationalist Movement in Andhra between 1885 to 1947- Role of Socialists- Communists- Anti- Zamindari and Kisan Movements. Growth of Nationalist Poetry, Revolutionary Literature, Nataka Samasthalu and Women Participation.

  4. Origin and growth of Andhra Movement- Role of Andhra Mahasabhas- Prominent Leaders- Events leading to the formation of Andhra State 1953. Role of Press and News Papers in the Andhra Movement. Role of Library Movement and Folk & Tribal Culture.

  5. 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.


  6. INDIAN CONSTITUTION


  7. 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, Distinctive features - Unitary and Federal.

  8. Structure and functions of Indian Government- Legislative, Executive and JudiciaryTypes of Legislatures- Unicameral, Bicameral- Executive - Parliamentary, JudiciaryJudicial Review, Judicial Activism.

  9. 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.

  10. Centre- State relations- Need for Reforms- Rajmannar Committee, Sarkaria Commission, M.M. Punchchi Commission - Unitary and Federal features of Indian Constitution.

  11. 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.

  12. Indian Political Parties- National, Regional- One Party, Bi-Party, Multi-Party SystemsRegionalism and Sub-Regionalism-Demand for New States - Sri Krishna Committee - National Integration- Threats to Indian Unity.

  13. 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 Ayukt.



Paper-III


PLANNING AND ECONOMY


1. Indian Economy and present status


Socio- Economic - Goals and Achievements - New economic reforms 1991. Regulation of the Economy - Creation of regulatory bodies-NITI Aayog- Co operative Federalism and decentralization of financial resources - Lack of inclusive growth and sustainable development : causes, consequences and solutions.


2. Economic Policies


Agricultural policies - Contribution of agriculture to India's GDP - Issues of financing, production, marketing and distribution of agriculture. Industrial policies- Main features of industrial development in India - sectoral composition - Roles of private and public sectors in employment , productivity - Role of IT industries in development.


3. Resources and Development


Types of resources - Physical capital and finance capital - 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


Monetary policy of RBI - Fiscal policy - Objectives - Fiscal Imbalance and Deficit Finance -New Foreign Trade Policy. Current account imbalances; FDI. Inflation , its causes and remedies; Budget - taxes and non-tax revenue. Goods and Service Tax (GST)


5. National Income


National Income and concepts - Gross Domestic Product - Net Domestic Product, Per capita income.


6. Economic Policies of Andhra Pradesh:


Socio Economic welfare Programmes of Government of Andhra Pradesh. Composition of Population in Andhra Pradesh - Rural - Urban, Sex Ratio, Age Distribution.


7. Agriculture and Industrial Growth of Andhra Pradesh


Contribution of agriculture to income and employment in Andhra Pradesh. Land reforms in Andhra Pradesh - Cropping pattern - Irrigation Policy of Andhra Pradesh - sources of agricultural finances -agricultural subsidies - public distribution system in Andhra Pradesh. Industrial Development in Andhra Pradesh - Growth and structure of industries - Incentives to industries - Industrial corridors in and SEZs in Andhra Pradesh - Bottlenecks for industrial development - Power projects


8. Resource Development of Andhra Pradesh


Andhra Pradesh Budgetary resources and constraints - Fulfillment of the conditions of A.P Bifurcation Act - central assistance and issues of conflict - public debt and projects of external assistance. Andhra Pradesh State Gross Domestic Product - Comparison with India and neighboring States.



COMPUTER PROFICIENCY TEST


SCHEME OF EXAMINATION (Practical Type)