ANDHRA PRADESH PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
REVISED SCHEME AND SYLLABUS
GROUP- II SERVICES
(ALL PAPERS IN OBJECTIVE TYPE)
Current Events of National and International Importance.
History of India and Indian National Movement. India and
General Mental Ability.
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.
SOCIAL HISTORY OF ANDHRA PRADESH
(i)� SOCIAL AND 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
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 � communists � anti-
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
(ii) 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
3. Community development experiment � 3 tier model of
Panchayat Raj � 73rd and 74th amendments and their
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.
(i) PLANNING IN INDIA & INDIAN ECONOMY
6. 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.
7. Broad fiscal , monetary, industrial trade and
agricultural policies, objectives, rationale, constraints
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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
(ii) 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.
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
I have qualified for the Mains examination of GroupI.
1)I would be happy if any of you could tell me as how to
prepare for the mains??
2)If any of you are taking coaching in R.C.Reddy study
circle, can u please let me know if we can get the subject
material for all the papers of GropuI by post??If yes whom
to contact and how much it would cost??
3)Can anyone post the questions which are more likely to
appear in the examination??
Thanking you for your patience and help.
How to get the meterial for group-1 paper-V.
and where can i get the meterial for Paer-v
please suggest me books and institue meterials and websites
name any one of the above mentioned.
plsease do the needfule for me
Good news for those candidates belonging to reserved
category who fared reasonbly well but could not qualify for
group -1 prelims. Petition is filed in the High Court on
07.07.08 challenging the prelims results for not following
reservstion system as followed by UPSC and other State
PSCs. Keep a track of the developments and share the news
in these columns for the benifit of other similar aspirants.
Hi this is Amrutha..i pursued my b.tech (cse) in 2007...i
don't have any idea of groups... but iam very much desired
to get it ...plz help me for that..plz give me the details
about groups...where group I,group II differs...regularily
whenthe test wil be ...thanking you ....
Can any body clarify my point that are the APPSC officials
going to declare additional candidates supposed to be
qualified for Group I mains keeping in view the reservation
system prevelent in other states as they have not followed
it and also keeping in view the assurances given by the CM
Dr.Y.S.R to BC leaders on the issue?