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  • 1. APPSC Group 1 Syllabus Details APPSC Group 1 Syllabus Details: Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission – APPSC conducts Group – 1 exam for various posts of Subordinate and Ministrial Services in A.P State. The preliminary exam consists of General Studies & Mental Ability which is of Objective Type and Main examination consists of five conventional type papers with degree standard syllabus. They are Paper – I ,Paper – II,Paper – III,Paper – IV and Paper – V and one General English paper with S.S.C standard syllabus.APPSC Group – I exam Syllabus details given below… Syllabus of the Written examination: Preliminary Examination – General Studies and Mental Ability 1. General Science – Contemporary developments in Science and Technology and their implications including matters of every day observation and experience, as may be expected of a well-educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific discipline. 2. Current events of national and international importance. 3. History of India – emphasis will be on broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic, cultural and political aspects with a focus on AP Indian National Movement. 4. World Geography and Geography of India with a focus on AP. 5. Indian polity and Economy – including the country’s political system- rural development –Planning and economic reforms in India. 6. Mental ability – reasoning and inferences. Main Examination (Conventional Type): General English (X Class Standard) 1. Comprehension 2. Precis-writing 3. Re-arrangement of sentences 4. Correction of sentences 5. Synonyms 6. Antonyms 7. Filling in the blanks 8. Correction of spellings 9. Vocabulary and usage 10. Idioms and phrases 11. Verb tenses 12. Prepositions 13. Active voice and Passive voice 14. Parts of speech 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 problems, Analysis and solutions. Section -II: Current events of national and international importance. Section –III: Current events relating to State of Andhra Pradesh. Paper – II Section – I: History and Cultural Heritage of India With Emphasis on 20th Century
  • 2. History of India 1. Indus Civilization – Vedic Civilization – Distinction between Indus Civilisation and Vedic Civilisation – Evolution of Varna, Jathi/caste system – Religious condition – Emergence of Religious Movements (Jainism, Buddhism and other sects) – Rise of Magadha Imperialism – Rise of Mahayana and Development of Art (Gandhara, Mathura and other Schools). 2. Advent of Islam and its impact – Influence of Islam on Indian Culture – Religious Movements – Nature and significance of Bhakti Movements – Growth of vernacular languages, literature, fine arts, architecture, monuments, Indo-Persian art and architecture – Vijayanagara empire and their contribution to art, literature and culture – socio- economic conditions, administration, fall of Vijayanagar empire – the Great Moghals and their contribution to Indian Fine Art, Architecture and Fine Arts – Rise of Shivaji. 3. Stages of colonialism – changes in administrative structure and politics – factors leading for the British supremacy, assistance of Indian Powers and the causes of failures – Civil rebellions – Revolt of 1857 and its impact – Rise of nationalist consciousness and factors for the growth of Indian Nationalism and Freedom Struggle : Three Phases :1885- 1905, 1905-1920, 1920-47 and significance of Gandhi an Era. 4. Rise and growth of Socio-Religious-cultural – anti-caste, Dalit and non- Brahmin,Justice/self-respect movements in modern India – Social reform organizations and role of intellectuals – Raja Ram Mohan Roy – Dayanand Saraswathi – Jyotiba Phule – Narayana Guru – Mahathma Gandhi – Ambedkar and others. 5. Nationalist Literature – growth of peasant and labour movements – role of leftist parties in anti-feudal and anti-colonial struggles-rise and growth of Women’s movements – origin and growth of communalism – workers and peasant movements –freedom and partition of India; important historical events after independence. Section –II: Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh 1. The Satavahanas and their contribution – social structure – religious conditions – growth of literature and painting – Ikshvakus and their cultural contribution – Growth of Buddhism in Andhra Pradesh – The Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi and their importance – socio-cultural contribution – growth of Telugu language & Literature – education and learning – Religious Sects – growth of art and architecture. 2. Socio- Cultural and Religious conditions in Andhra Desha between 1000 AD – 1565 AD Growth of Telugu Language and Literature – Nannaya- Molla etc., fine arts and architecture – Monuments – Significance – Contribution of Qutubshahis to Telugu language and Literature – Art- Architecture- Monuments. 3. Modern Andhra – Socio-cultural awakening in Andhra – Brahma Samaj, Arya Samaj, Theosohica society – Adi-Andhra, Movements and role of Veereshalingam and others – Non-Brahmin, Adi- Andhra /Dalit and Justice/self – respect movements – Gurram Joshuva – Boyi Bheemanna – Sri Sri and others – Growth of Nationalist Movement in Andhra and the Andhra Leaders during the Freedom Struggle – Role of socialists – communists – anti-zamindari-kisan movements. 4. Asafjahi Dynasty – socio-cultural awakening in Telangana -Adi-Hindu Movement – Nizam Rashtra Janasangham – Andhra Mahasabha – Andhra Saaraswata Parishat – The role of Hyderabad State Congress and Vandemataram Movement. 5. Telangana People’s Armed Struggle – Ittehadul-Muslimeen – Razakars-anti-Nizam Struggles and end of Nizam’s Rule and integration of Hyderabad State in Indian
  • 3. Union – Formation of Andhra Pradesh. Section –III: General Overview of the Indian Constitution 1. Nature of the Constitution – constitutional developments – salient features – Preamble – Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy and their relationship – Fundamental Duties, Distinctive features of Indian Federation. 2. Distribution of Legislative Powers between the Union and the State; Administrative and Financial relations between the Union and the States – Powers and the Functions of Constitutional Bodies. 3. Unicameral and Bicameral Legislatures – Functions and crises of accountability,decline of legislature – Delegated Legislation – Legislative and Judicial control over the delegated legislation – Judicial review of administrative action. 4. Amendment of the Constitution – Basic Structure Theory – Emergency Provisions and De-centralisation – Community development experiment – 3 tier model of Panchayat Raj – 73rd and 74th amendments and their implementation. 5. Welfare Mechanism in India: Provisions for scheduled castes, Tribes and Minorities; Reservations for SC, ST and Backward classes; Prevention of SC and ST Atrocities Act; National and State SC and ST Commission; Women’s Commission; National and State Minorities Commission and Human Rights Commission. Paper – III Section -I: Planning in India & Indian Economy 1. National and per capita income and human development – Sectoral changes in the Indian Economy (GDP and work force). 2. Indian Planning – Objectives, priorities, specific aims of the recent 5 year plan- experience and problems. Changes in the role of public-Private Sectors and their Shares in the total plan outlay before and after economic reforms. 3. Poverty and unemployment problems– magnitude and measures initiated to ameliorate them. 4. Monetary policy – Structure of Indian Banking and non-banking financial institutions and reforms in them since the 1990s—regulation of credit by RBI. 5. Pattern of revenue, expenditure and public debt and effects on the economy. Section – II: Land Reforms & Social Changes In A.P After Independence 1. Historical background of land reforms and the change in laws from time to time – Intermediaries abolition, tenancy reforms, ceilings on holdings and land issues in A.P. 2. Structure of the Andhra Pradesh economy – its sectoral and regional distribution and the extent of poverty. Agricultural inputs and technology. 3. Demographic features and social backwardness, literacy and occupation structure; changes in the sectoral distribution of income and employment. Socio-political and economic empowerment of women. 4. State finances and budgetary policy – tax structure, sharing central taxes, expenditure pattern in revenue and capital account as well as plan and non-plan accounts. Public debt – composition – internal and external debt including World Bank loans. 5. Five year plans of AP – Outlays, financing public sector plan and resource allocation pattern in the recent 5 year plan. Section –III: Andhra Pradesh’s Economy, Present Status, Its Strengths and Weakness: 1. Growth and structure of industries in AP; Factories, small and tiny sectors, their comparison, growth, weaknesses and problems.
  • 4. 2. Structure of agricultural outputs. Administrated prices including support and procurement prices – Public Distribution System in Andhra Pradesh. 3. Regional disparities in income, industrial output, rainfall, irrigation, health and education in AP. 4. Institutional and non-institutional sources of rural credit in AP – structure and growth – cooperatives and their share in total credit – adequacy and problems. 5. Service Sector of AP – Importance, composition and growth with special reference to transport and communication, tourism and information technology. Paper-IV Section -I: Role and Impact of Science and Technology In the Development Of India Unit 1 : National policy of science and technology and changes in the policy from time to time, Technology Missions. Unit 2: Space programme in India and its applications with special reference to industrial,agricultural and other rural developmental activities, INSAT and IRS systems. Unit 3: Role of Information Technology in Rural India, basics of computers, computers in communication and broadcasting, software development in economic growth. Broad IT applications. Unit 4: Energy Resources: Energy demands, renewable energy resources, nuclear energy, the development and its utilisation in the country. Unit 5: Current Science & Technology Developments in India, Climate change, Disaster Management (Floods, Cyclones and Tsunami); Crop science in India, Fertilisers, Control of pests and diseases – scenario in India; Drinking water and supply, urbanisation and industrial development. Section -II : General Awareness with the Modern Trends In Life Sciences Unit 1: Progress of Agricultural Science and its impacts – Introduction to Biotechnology: History of fermentation development, industrially important fermentation products (antibiotics, organic acids, alcohols, vitamins, amino acids (only one in each category is to be studied)) Production of low volume, high value fermentation products (insulin, growth hormones, recombinant vaccines,interferons) Unit 2: Plants and human affairs, characteristics of plants, usefulness for mankind, origin of agriculture, useful and harmful plants. Introduction to animals, Domestic and wild animals, usefulness of animals for mankind, Exploitation of animals by man for food and medical advancements. Unit 3: Introduction to and applications of Genetic Engineering & Stem Cell Research: Basic concepts (the basic process of genetic engineering) – Biotechnology in agriculture (Biofertilisers, Biopesticides, Biofuels, Genetically modified crops, Tissue culture) animal husbandry (transgenic animals- applications) and environment (Biotechnology in Environmental clean up processes). Unit 4: Microbial infections ; Common present day infections and preventive measures. Introduction to bacterial, viral, protozoal and fungal infections. Basic knowledge of infections caused by different groups of micro organisms – diarrhoea, dysentry, cholera, tuberculosis, malaria, viral infections like HIV, encephalitis, chikungunya, bird flu – preventive measures during out breaks. Unit 5: Vaccines: Introduction to immunity, Fundamental concepts in vaccination and traditional methods of vaccine production (production of DPT and Rabies vaccine),
  • 5. Production of Modern Vaccines (production of Hepatitis vaccine), Applications of immunological methods in diagnosis. Section – III: Development & Environment Problems Unit 1: Environmental Segments, Promoting Environmental Protection, The Environment (Protection) Act, Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, Water (Prevention and control of pollution) Act, Water pollution Cess Act, Forest conservation Act, Environmentalism. Unit 2: Natural Resources: Forest Resources – Types of Forests, Uses of Forests. Water Resources- Types of Dams, Drought Occurrences and Floods, Land Resources: Soils and Cropping patterns, Mineral resources. Unit 3: Eco-Systems and Bio-diversity: Terminology of Ecology, Basic Concepts of Ecology, concept of an Ecosystem, Food Chains in Eco systems, Types of Eco systems. Biodiversity and its conservation: Types of biodiversity, Hotspots of Biodiversity, threats to diversity. Unit 4: Environment Pollution and Solid Waste Management: Air Pollution, water pollution, Soil Pollution, Noise pollution. Solid Waste Management: Types of Solid waste, Factors affecting the solid waste generation, Impact of solid wastes, Recycling and reuse. Unit 5: Role of Information Technology in Environment and Human Health. Global Environmental Issues like Climate Change, Acid Rain, Global warming, Wasteland Reclamation, Watershed management, watershed approach for sustainable development. Paper – V Data Interpretation and Problem Solving 1. Data appreciation and interpretation using ratios, percentages and averages. 2. Drawing conclusions from the data present in tabular, graphical and diagrammatical forms and to point out deficiencies, limitations or inconsistencies therein. 3. Problem solving using the following: a) Sequences and Series: Analogies of numbers and alphabets, completion of blank spaces in a:b,c,d, odd thing out, missing number in a sequence or series. b) Coding and decoding problems: A given word or group of letters in English are to be coded or decoded based on the given code(s). c) Date, time and arrangement problems: Calender and clock problems, blood relationship and seating arrangements. Passage Analysis: A duly structured situation will be presented to the candidates and they will be asked to analyze and suggest their own solution 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. APPSC Group – 1 Exam Pattern Details: Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission – APPSC conducts Group – 1 exam for various vacancies in A.P State Government departments. APPSC Group – 1 exam pattern details given below… APPSC Group – 1 Exam is Conducted in 3 Stages: 1) Preliminary Examination (Objective paper) 2) Main’s Examination (Conventional Type)
  • 6. 3) Interview/Oral Test 1) Preliminary Examination: 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. Preliminary Examination Subjects, Maximum marks, Time duration details given below: Subject No.of QuestionsMaximum Marks Time Duration General Studies & Mental Ability (Objective Type) 150 150 2½ Hours Total 150 2) Main Examination: Candidate’s 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. Main Examination Subjects, Maximum marks, Time duration details given below: Subject Maxi mum Mark s Time Duration General English (Conventional Type) 150 3 Hours Time Duration for all conventional type Papers Paper - IGeneral Essay 150 Paper -II i. History & Cultural heritage of India with emphasis on 20th century history of India. ii. Social history of Andhra Pradesh i.e., the history of various social and cultural movements in Andhra Pradesh iii. General overview of the Indian Constitution 150 Paper -III i) Planning in India & Indian Economy ii) Land Reforms and social changes in Andhra Pradesh after independence iii) Andhra Pradesh’s Economy, present status 150 Paper -IV The role and impact of Science &Technology in the development of India with emphasis on the applied aspects ii) General awareness with the modern trends in life sciences. iii) Development and environmental problems 150
  • 7. Paper – V i) Data appreciation and interpretation ii) The candidates will be asked to draw their own conclusion from the data presented in the tabular form in graphical or otherwise iii) 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 150 Total 750
  • 8. 3) Interview/Oral Test: Candidate’s who appeared and found eligible in Main exam will be called for Interview which carries 75 marks. In this Interview, the board will test the candidate’s attitude and decision making skills. APPSC Group 1 Exam Eligibility Details APPSC Group 1 Exam Eligibility Details: Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission – APPSC conducts Group – 1 exam for various vacancies in A.P State Government departments. Bachelor Degree is the minimum educational qualification. APPSC Group – 1 exam eligibility details are given below… 1. Nationality: A Candidate must be an Indian Citizen. 2. Age: For all the Posts in Group – 1 Notification, Candidate’s age limit is given below.
  • 9. The Candidate’s Upper age limit relaxations details given below i) 5 years age relaxation for SC/ST and BCs Candidate’s. ii) 10 years age relaxation for Physically Handicapped (PH) Candidates. S.No Name of the Post Age Limit 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 inA.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 andStamps 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 11 District Panchayat Raj Officers in Panchayat Raj Service Between 18 – 34 Years 12 Regional Transport Officers in A.P. Transport Service Between 18 – 34 Years 13 District Social Welfare Officer in A.P. Social Welfare Service. Between 18 – 34 Years 14 District B.C. Welfare Officer in B.C. Welfare Service Between 18 – 34 Years 15 Municipal Commissioner Grade-II in A.P. Municipal Administration Service Between 18 – 34 Years 16 Mandal Parishad Development Officer in in A.P. Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Service Between 18 – 34 Years 17 Lay Secretary / Administrative Officer in Medical and Health Between 18 – 34 Years 18 Assistant Prohibition & Excise Superintendent in A.P. Prohibition & Excise Service Between 18 – 26 Years 19 Assistant Audit Officer in A.P. Local FundAudit Service. Between 18 – 34 Years
  • 10. iii) 3 years age relaxation for Ex-Service men (3 years & length of service rendered in the armed forces). iv) 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. v) 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. vi) 3 years age relaxation for Retrenched temporary employees in the State Census Department with a minimum service of 6 months. 3. Educational qualification: Candidates must posses Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University. 4. Physical standards: Candidates must be physically and medically fit according to the physical standards of the APPSC examination. Note: (i) No maximum age limit for SCs, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs (Other than BCCs & BCMs), BCCs, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all castes. (ii) Age relaxation of 5 years will be applicable to persons affected by the ban orders. (iii) Candidates not belonging to SCs, STs, MBC/DCs, BCs (Other than BCCs & BCMs), BCCs and BCMs (i.e. others) who have put in five years of service in the State/Central Government are not eligible to apply even though they are within the age limit. APPSC Group 1 Exam Selection Process Details APPSC Group 1 Exam Selection Process Details: Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission – APPSC conducts Group – 1 exam for various posts of Subordinate and Ministrial Services in A.P State. Candidates who are eligible and interested may apply through online application mode. The selection process consists written examination, Oral test and Final selection. APPSC Group – 1 exam selection procedure details given below… 1) Written examination: The written examination conducted by APPSC in 2 stages which includes Preliminary and Main’s examination. The Preliminary examination is conducted in order to shortlist the number of candidates for Main Examination. This exam comprising of General Studies & Mental Ability & the paper contains 150 objective type questions carries 150 maximum marks, 2½ hours is the time duration for the examination. Candidates who qualified in first stage preliminary exam are selected for second stage Main examination in 1:50 ratio. The Main examination consists of five conventional type papers with conventional type questions .They are Paper – I, II, III, IV, V and one General English paper .The General English paper is of qualifying in nature and the paper is in S.S.C standard and this paper marks are not counted for Final Ranking. Each Paper carries 150 marks and 3 hours time duration .Total marks for Main examination is 750 marks. Separate minimum qualifying marks will be given for Reservation candidates. 2) Interview/Oral Test: Candidates who scored minimum qualifying marks in Main Examination will be called for Interview in 1:2 ratio on merit basis. Maximum marks for Interview is 75. Total marks for both written exam and interview is 825. Minimum qualifying marks for SC/ST/PH candidate’s is 247.50/825 , for BC’s 288.75/825 and
  • 11. others 330/825 . In this interview commission will ask questions from attitude’s, decision makings, leadership qualities etc. The final selection will be made on the basis of the total marks obtained by the candidate’s in Written Examination, and Oral Test taken together & subjected to the rule of reservation of appointments wherever it applies and number of vacancies available, physical fitness and medical standards . Selected candidates may allotted in their positions. APPSC Group 2 Exam Syllabus Details APPSC Group 2 Exam Syllabus Details: Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission – APPSC conducts Group 2 exam in Executive and Non Executive Cadre of AP State Govt Departments. The written examination is of objective type mode which includes Paper I, II & III. Syllabus of the Written Examination: Paper I – General Studies: 1. General Science 2. Current Events of National and International Importance. 3. History of India and Indian National Movement. India and World Geography. 4. General Mental Ability. 5. Questions on General Science will cover General appreciation and understanding of science including matters of every day observation and experience, as may be expected of a well educated person who has not made a special study of any particular scientific discipline. In current events, knowledge of significant national and international events will be tested. In History of India, emphasis will be on broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic and political aspects. Questions on Indian National Movement will relate to the nature and character of the nineteenth century resurgence, growth of Nationalism and attainment of independence. In geography emphasis will be on geography of India. Questions on geography of India will relate to physical, social and economic geography of the country, including the main features of the Indian agricultural and natural resources. On general mental ability, the candidates will be tested on reasoning and analytical abilities. 6. Disaster Management (Source: CBSE Publications) a. Concepts in disaster management and vulnerability profile of India / State of A.P. b. Earth quakes / Cyclones / Tsunami / Floods / Drought – causes and effects. c. Man made disasters – Prevention strategies. d. Mitigation strategies / Mitigation measures. Paper II – Social & Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh: 1. The Satavahanas and their contribution – social structure – Ikshvakus and their cultural contribution; Buddhism and Jainism; The Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi – their socio- cultural contribution – growth of Telugu language & Literature. 2. Socio- Cultural and Religious conditions in Andhra Desha between first and fifteenth centuries of the Christian Era. 3. Establishment of British Rule – 1857 Revolt and its impact on Andhra and Hyderabad Socio-cultural awakening ; Adi-Andhra/Dalit and Justice/self – respect movements; Growth of Nationalist Movement in Andhra between 1885 and 1947 – Role of socialists
  • 12. – communists – anti-zamindari-kisan movements. 4. Asafjahi Dynasty – socio-cultural awakening in Telangana -Adi-Hindu Movement – Nizam Rashtra Janasangham – Andhra Mahasabha – Andhra Saaraswata Parishat – Hyderabad State Congress and Vandemataram Movement. 5. Growth of Leftist / Communist Movement and Telangana People’s Armed Struggle – Ittehadul-Muslimeen – Razakars-anti-Nizam Struggles and end of Nizam’s Rule. Integration of Hyderabad State into Indian Union – Formation of Andhra Pradesh – Important historical events after 1956. General Overview of the Indian Constitution: 1. Salient features of the Indian Constitution – Preamble, Fundamental Duties, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy and their relationship. 2. Distinctive features of Indian Federation – Distribution of Legislative Powers between the Union and the State; Relative roles of Legislature, Executive and Judiciary. 17 3. Community development experiment – 3 tier model of Panchayat Raj – 73rd and 74th amendments and their implementation. 4. Welfare Mechanism in India: Provisions for Scheduled Castes, Tribes and Minorities; Reservations for SC, ST and Backward Classes; Prevention of SC and ST Atrocities Act; National and State SC and ST Commission; Women’s Commission; National and States Minorities Commission and Human Rights Commission. 5. Unicameral and Bicameral Legislatures – Functions and crises of accountability, decline of legislature. Paper III – Planning in India & Indian Economy: 1. Planning in Indian Economy – Socio-economic objectives and outlays of 5 year plans – Major controversies of planning in India – Alternative strategies – Goals and achievements – shortfall of different plans – Planning in the market – Major reforms/policy changes effect from 1991. 2. Broad fiscal, monetary, industrial trade and agricultural policies, objectives, rationale, constraints and effects. 3. Geographic size – Endowment of natural resources, population; size composition quality and growth trends – occupational distribution – effect of British rule with reference to drain theory and Laissez faire Policy. 4. Money banking and public finances – concept of money and measures of money supply velocity of money banks and credit creation, determination of price level – inflation, its causes and remedies , finance budget – taxes and non-tax revenue. 5. Meaning and measurements of growth- growth distribution and welfare, characteristics of under development, stages of development, sources of growth capital – human capital, population, productivity, trade and aid, growth strategies – types of average measures – dispersion-correlation-index numbers; types, uses and limitations. Contemporary Problems and Developments in Rural Society with Special Reference to Andhra Pradesh: 1. National Income & Main sectors of Economy, GDP (Gross Domestic Product), Per capita income and HDI (Human Development Index) as measures of development. Relative contribution of agriculture to income and employment in the recent four decades of AP.
  • 13. 2. Five year plans of AP – Outlays, Finance in public sector plan and resource allocation pattern in the recent five year plan. 3. Need for and aims of land reforms in AP – Structure of land holdings in AP. Forest, sown and irrigated area in AP. Cropping pattern. Sources of Agricultural finance in AP – Agricultural subsidies. 4. Growth and structure of Industries in Andhra Pradesh , factories, small and tiny sectors, their comparison , growth , weaknesses and problems- Institutional and non- institutional – growth and structure of cooperatives in Andhra Pradesh – Share of cooperatives in total credits – adequacy and problems. 5. Structure of Agricultural outputs – administered prices including support and procurement prices – Public Distribution System in AP ; Service sector of AP – importance, composition and growth with special reference to transport and communication, tourism and information and biotechnology. APPSC Group 2 Exam Eligibility Details APPSC Group 2 Exam Eligibility Details: Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission – APPSC conducts Group 2 exam for various vacancies in A.P State Government Departments. Bachelor Degree is the minimum educational qualification. APPSC Group 2 exam eligibility details are given below… 1. Nationality: A candidate must be an Indian citizen. 2. Age Limit: For all the post in Group-2 notification, candidate’s age limit is given below… S.No Name of the Post Age Limit Executive Posts 1 Asst. Commercial Tax Officer in A.P. Commercial Taxes Sub-Service 18 to 36 years 2 Assistant Labour Officer in A.P. Labour & Employment Sub-Service. 18 to 36 years 3 Executive Officer Grade-I in A.P. Endowments Sub- Service 18 to 36 years 4 Assistant Development Officer in A.P. Handlooms and Textiles Sub Service 18 to 36 years Non Executive Posts 5 Assistant Section Officer in A.P. Secretariat Sub. Service. 18 to 36 years 6 Assistant Section Officer (Finance Dept.,) in A.P. Secretariat Sub. Service 18 to 36 years 7 Senior Accountant in A.P Treasuries & Accounts Sub Service 18 to 36 years
  • 14. 8 Senior Auditor in A.P. State Audit Subordinate Service 18 to 36 years 9 Junior Assistants in APPSC 18 to 36 years 10 Junior Assistants in Civil Supplies 18 to 36 years 11 Junior Assistants in Commissioner of Technical Education18 to 36 years 12 Junior Assistants in Commissioner of Transport Department 18 to 36 years 13 Junior Assistants in Commissioner of Labour 18 to 36 years 14 Junior Assistants in Fire & Emergency Service 18 to 36 years 15 Junior Assistants in PH & ME Dept 18 to 36 years 16 Junior Assistants in Engineer-in Chief, RWS&S Dept 18 to 36 years 17 Junior Assistants in A.P. Police Academy 18 to 36 years 18 Assistant Section Officers in A.P. Legislative Secretariat Sub Service 18 to 36 years 19 Junior Assistants in Director of Government Examinations 18 to 36 years The Candidates Upper Age Limit Relaxations Given Below: S.N o Category of Candidates Relaxation of Age 1 Retrenched temporary employees in the State Census Department with a minimum service of 6 months. 3 Years 2 A.P. State Government Employees (Employees of APSEB, APSRTC, Corporations, Municipalities etc. are not eligible). 5 Years based on the length of regular service 3 Ex-Service men 3 years & length of service rendered in the armed forces 4 N.C.C.(who have worked as Instructor in N.C.C.) 3 Years & length of service rendered in the N.C.C 5 SC/ST and BCs 5 Years 6 PH 10 Years 3. Educational Qualification: Candidates must posses Bachelors Degree from a recognized university. APPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern Details
  • 15. APPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern Details: Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission – APPSC conducts Group 2 exam in Executive and Non Executive Cadre of AP State Govt Departments. APPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern details given below… APPSC Group 2 Exam Conducts in Two Stages: 1. Written Examination (Objective Type) (Degree Standard) 2. Interview/Document Verification 1. Written Examination: The written examination conducted by APPSC is of objective type mode which includes Paper I, II & III. Scheme of Examination: Paper Subject Duration(Mi nutes) MaximumMa rks Minimum Qualifying Marks SC/ST/PH BC Others Paper I General Studies 150 150 Paper II (i) Social and Cultural History of AP (the History of various Social & Cultural movements in AP) (ii) General overview of the IndianConstitution 150 150 Paper III Planning in India, Indian Economy. Contemporary problems and Developments in Rural Society with special reference to Andhra Pradesh 150 150 TOTAL 450 135 157.5 180 2. Interview/Document Verification: Candidates have to produce Original documents and other particulars at the time of verification. APPSC Group 2 Exam Selection Process Details APPSC Group 2 Exam Selection Process Details: Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission – APPSC conducts Group 2 exam in Executive and Non Executive Cadre in AP State Govt Departments. Candidates who are eligible can apply through online application mode. The selection process consists of written examination, interview/document verification. APPSC Group 2 selection process details given below… 1. Written Examination: The written examination conducted by APPSC is of objective type mode which includes Paper I, II & III. Paper I consists of General Studies, Paper II consists of Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh & General overview of the Indian Constitution and Paper III consists of Planning in India and Indian Economy. Each Paper carries 150 marks and its time duration is 2: 30 hours. The minimum qualifying marks for candidates is given below… I. SC/ST/PH Candidates: 135 Marks
  • 16. II. BC Candidates: 157.5 Marks III. Others: 180 Marks 2. Interview/Document Verification: Only those candidates who qualify in the Written Examination by being ranked high & also based on the rule of reservation will be considered. The minimum qualifying marks for selection are OCs 40%, BCs 35%, SCs, STs & PHs 30% or as per rules. The minimum qualifying marks are relaxable in the case of SC/ST/BC & PHs on the discretion of the Commission. The candidates will be selected and allotted to Service/ Department as per their rank in the merit list and as per Zonal preference along with he/she must be medically fit for allotment of candidates against the vacancies available. Candidates have to produce Original documents and other particulars for verification as and when required and called for. APPSC Group 4 Exam Syllabus Details§ APPSC Group 4 Syllabus Details: Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission – APPSC conducts Group-4 exam for the posts of Junior Assistants & Junior Accountants in AP State Govt Departments. The written examination is of objective type mode which includes Paper I, II. APPSC Group-4 syllabus (Intermediate Level) details are given below… Syllabus of the Written Examination: Paper I – General Studies: 1) History 2) Geography 3) Civics 4) Economics 5) Physics 6) Chemistry 7) Botany 8) Zoology 9) Current Affairs 10) Disaster Management i. Concepts in disaster management and vulnerability profile of India / State of A.P. ii. Earth quakes / Cyclones / Tsunami / Floods / Drought – causes and effects. iii. Man made disasters – Prevention strategies. iv. Mitigation strategies / Mitigation measures. Paper II – Secretarial Abilities: 1) Mental Ability (Verbal and non-verbal) 2) Logical Reasoning 3) Comprehension 4) Re-arrangement of sentences with a view to improve analysis of a passage 5) Numerical and Arithmetical abilities.
  • 17. APPSC Group 4 Exam Eligibility Details APPSC Group 4 Exam Eligibility Details: Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission – APPSC conducts Group-4 Exam for the posts of Junior Assistants & Junior Accountants in AP State Govt Departments. Intermediate is the minimum educational qualification. APPSC Group-4 exam eligibility details are given below… 1. Nationality: A candidate must be an Indian citizen. 2. Age Limit: For all the post in Group-4 notification, candidate’s age limit is given below… S.No Name of the Post Age Limit 1 Junior Accountants in Treasures and Accounts subordinate service 18 to 36 years 2 Junior Assistants in Registration and Stamps Department 18 to 36 years 3 Junior Assistants from CCLA 18 to 36 years 4 Junior Assistants from Prisons and Correctional Department 18 to 36 years 5 Junior Assistants in Social Welfare Dept. 18 to 36 years 6 Junior Assistants in Fire Dept. 18 to 36 years The Candidates Upper Age Limit Relaxations Given Below: S.No Category of Candidates Relaxation of Age 1 Retrenched temporary employees in the State Census Department with a minimum service of 6 months. 3 Years 2 A.P. State Government Employees (Employees of APSEB, APSRTC, Corporations, Municipalities etc. are not eligible). 5 Years based on the length of regular service 3 Ex-Service men 3 years & length of service rendered in the armed forces 4 N.C.C.(who have worked as Instructor in N.C.C.) 3 Years & length of service rendered in the N.C.C 5 SC/ST and BCs 5 Years 6 PH 10 Years 3. Educational Qualification: Candidates must have passed the Intermediate examination conducted by the A.P. State Board of Intermediate examination or its equivalent. APPSC Group 4 Exam Pattern Details APPSC Group 4 Exam Pattern Details: Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission – APPSC conducts Group-4 exam for the posts of Junior Assistants & Junior Accountants in AP State Govt Departments. APPSC Group-4 Exam Pattern details are given below…
  • 18. APPSC Group-4 Exam Conducts in Two Stages: 1. Written Examination (Objective Type) 2. Document Verification 1. Written Examination: The written examination conducted by APPSC is of objective type mode which includes Paper I & II. Scheme of Examination: Paper Subject No of Questions Duration Max Marks I General Studies 150 150 Minutes 150 II Secretarial Abilities 150 150 Minutes 150 2. Document Verification: Candidates have to produce attested Photo copies of required certificates and Original documents and other particulars at the time of verification. APPSC Group 4 Exam Selection Process Details APPSC Group 4 Exam Selection Process Details: Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission – APPSC conducts Group-4 exam for the posts of Junior Assistants & Junior Accountants in AP State Govt Departments. Candidates who are eligible can apply through online application mode. The selection process consists of written examination & document verification. APPSC Group-4 selection process details given below… 1. Written Examination: The written examination conducted by APPSC is of objective type mode which includes Paper I, II. Paper I consists of General Studies, Paper II consists of Secretarial Abilities. Each Paper carries 150 marks for 150 questions and its time duration is 2: 30 hours. The appearance in all the papers at the Written Examination is compulsory. Minimum qualifying marks are relaxable as per discretion of the Commission/District selection committee. 2. Document Verification: Candidates have to produce attested Photo copies of required certificates and Original documents and other particulars for verification as and when required and called for. If the particulars furnished in the application do not tally with the Original documents produced by the candidate, the candidature will be rejected.

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