APPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2023 PDF

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In the below sections, aspirants can get the data on the APPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern 2023. The APPSC Group 2 Exam will be having a Screening Test and a Main Examination.

The APPSC Group 2 Screening Test will be having 150 marks for General Studies and Mental Ability. And the APPSC Group 2 Main Examination will be having Paper 1 for 150 Marks and Paper 2 for 150 Marks.

More details regarding APPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2023 Prelims & Mains can be found in the following sections.

APPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2023 (Expected)

The APPSC Group 2 exam is conducted in three stages and each stage is important and mandatory to pass to appear in the next stage. The stages of the APPSC GrouKp 2 exam are as follows.

  • Screening Test
  • Mains Exam
  • Computer Proficiency Test

 The APPSC Syllabus is the same for the prelims and the mains exam. Therefore, the candidates should prepare the topic in its entirety to cover both the prelims and the main exam.

All the posts covered under APPSC Group 2 have the same syllabus and exam pattern. A few posts also have a Computer Proficiency Test as a part of the selection procedure.

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The  syllabus and APPSC Group 2 exam pattern for all the posts is given below:

Screening Test Syllabus (Expected)

a) Current Affairs – Issues of National and International importance in politics, Economics, Society, Science, Technology, Arts, Sports, Culture and Governance.

b) Constitution of India with emphasis on Federalism, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental duties, Union and State Governments, Judiciary, Judicial Review, Local Government, Directive Principles of State Policy, Union and State Legislature, Administration and Legislative relations between Union and State Governments, Scheduled and Tribal Area Administration.

c) Economic Development of India – Economy in Medieval India, pre Independence Indian economy, Development Plans and Economic and Industrial Policies of Independent India. Liberalizations, Privatization, Globalization, Labour Policies of Union and State Governments, role of Agriculture and Green Revolution in India. Economic disparities between regions and population categories.

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Mains Exam Syllabus (Expected)

General Studies and Mental AbilityGeneral Overview of the Indian constitution 
Social History of Andhra Pradesh and Indian Constitution1.Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh: Geographical Features of Andhra – Its Impact on History and Culture Prehistoric 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 EuropeansTrade centers- Andhra under the Company1857 Revolt and its impact on AndhraEstablishment of British RuleSocio-Cultural awakening, Justice Party/Self Respect MovementsGrowth of Nationalist Movement in Andhra between 1885 to 1947Role 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 MovementRole of Andhra Mahasabhas.Prominent LeadersEvents 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 AgreementImportant Social and Cultural Events between 1956 and 2014. 
General Overview of Indian constitution 1.Nature of the Indian Constitution Constitutional Development Salient features of Indian ConstitutionPreambleFundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy and their relationship Fundamental Duties, Distinctive features – Unitary and Federal. 2.Structure and functions of Indian Government- Legislative, Executive and JudiciaryTypes of Legislatures- 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 the StatesPowers and the Functions of Constitutional Bodies- UPSC, State Public Service Commissions, CAG and Finance Commission. 4.Centre-State relations- Need for ReformsRajamannar Committee, Sarkaria Commission, M.M. Punchhi Commission Unitary and Federal features of Indian Constitution. 5.Amendment Process to the Constitution Centralization Vs Decentralization Community Development ProgramsBalwantray Mehta, Ashok Mehta Committees 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Acts and their Implementation. 6.Indian Political PartiesNational, Regional- One Party, Bi-Party, Multi-Party SystemsRegionalism and Sub-RegionalismDemand for New States Sri Krishna Committee National IntegrationThreats to Indian Unity. 7.Welfare Mechanisms in IndiaProvisions for Scheduled Castes, Tribes and Minorities, Reservations for SCs, STs and Backward ClassesPrevention of SCs and STs Atrocities ActNational and State SCs, STs and BCs Commissions, Women’s Commission, National and State Minorities CommissionsHuman Rights CommissionRTILokpal and Lokayukta. 
Planning in India and Economic problems1.Indian Economy and present statusSocio-Economic – Goals and Achievements – New economic reforms 1991. Regulation of the Economy Creation of regulatory bodiesNITI Aayog-Co operative Federalism and decentralization of financial resources Lack of inclusive growth and sustainable development: causes, consequences and solutions.2.Economic PoliciesAgricultural policies Contribution of agriculture to India’s GDP Issues of financing, production, marketing and distribution of agriculture.Industrial policiesMain 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 DevelopmentTypes of resources Physical capital and finance capital Population- size, composition and growth–Trends; Occupational Distribution of WorkforceHuman Development Index as a measurement of development. Demographic Dividend.4.Money, Banking and Public FinanceMonetary policy of RBI Fiscal policy Objectives Fiscal Imbalance and Deficit FinanceNew 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 IncomeNational Income and concepts Gross Domestic Product Net Domestic Product, Per capita income.
Economy of Andhra Pradesh1.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.2.Agriculture and Industrial Growth of Andhra PradeshContribution of agriculture to income and employment in Andhra Pradesh. Land reforms in Andhra Pradesh Cropping pattern Irrigation Policy of Andhra PradeshSources of agricultural finances Agricultural subsidies Public distribution system in Andhra Pradesh.Industrial Development in Andhra Pradesh Growth and structure of industriesIncentives to industries Industrial corridors in and SEZs in Andhra Pradesh Bottlenecks for industrial development Power projects.3.Resource Development of Andhra PradeshAndhra Pradesh Budgetary resources and constraintsFulfillment 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 ProductComparison with India and neighbouring States.

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Computer Proficiency Test (Expected)

Those who clear the written examination and have opted for the below mentioned posts shall have to qualify the Proficiency in Office Automation with usage of Computer and Associated Software conducted by the commission.

  • Deputy Tehsildar
  • Asst. Section Officer 
  • Sr. Accountant AP Works & Accounts
  • Junior Assistant 

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APPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern 2023 (Expected)

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) releases the APPSC Group 2 exam pattern in the official notification.

The prelims and mains exam patterns are defined separately in the official notification. The APPSC Group 2 exam pattern is the same for all posts, which is as follows:

Screening Test

The screening test consists of one paper only having three sections. The time limit for the paper is 150 minutes. The structure of the paper is as follows:

  • The questions are of an objective type.
  • Each question carries 1 mark.
  • Negative marking ⅓ marks will be done.
PaperSubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarks
1General Studies & Mental Ability 150 150
2Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh & Indian Constitution
3Planning and Economy
 Total 150150

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Mains Exam

The APPSC Group 2 main exam is also an objective type paper. The main exam has three papers and each paper has a time limit of 150 minutes. The structure of the main exam is as follows:

  • The three papers of the exam carry 150 marks each.
  • The exam is 450 marks in total.
  • Each question carries 1 mark.
  • ⅓ marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
Paper SubjectNo of QuestionsMarks
Paper 1General Studies and Mental Ability150150
Paper 2Social History of Andhra Pradesh i.e., the History of Various Social and Cultural Movements in Andhra Pradesh.General Overview of the Indian Constitution.150150
Paper 3Planning in India and Indian Economy, Contemporary Problems and Developments in Rural Society with Special Reference to Andhra Pradesh.150150

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Computer Proficiency Test

  • The exam is of 50 marks in total.
  • The duration of the exam is 30 mins.
  • It is a qualifying test. 
Part SubjectMarksDuration
Part AMS-Word15

 30 Minutes
Part BMS- Excel10
Part CMS-Powerpoint10
Part DMS-Access10
Part EInternet05
Total50 Marks
Language English
No. of Pages6
PDF Size0.04 MB

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