APPSC Group II Prelims Syllabus APPSC Grp-II Screening Test Syllabus

APPSC Group II Prelims Syllabus Screening Test Syllabus. Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission has released the Final Syllabus and Exam Pattern for Group-II Exams. The APPSC Group II Exam consists of Screening Test (also called as Prelims) and Main Exam. The Screening Test consists of 150 Marks in a single paper. The Detailed Syllabus, Exam Pattern of APPSC Group II Prelims Exam is discussed below.

APPSC Group II Prelims Syllabus APPSC Grp-II Screening Test Syllabus


SUBJECT
MARKS
Group - II Screening Test  150
Group - II Main Examination
Paper-I : General Studies & Mental Ability   150
Paper-II
I.    Social History of Andhra Pradeshi.e.,the history of various social and Cultural Movements in Andhra Pradesh
II.   General overview of the Indian Constitution
  150
Paper-III
Planningin India  and Indian Economy  Contemporary problems and Developments in Rural Society with special reference to Andhra Pradesh.
  150
TOTAL
450

SYLLABUS FOR GROUP-II SERVICES 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 e-governance 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. 

INDIAN CONSTITUTION 

  • 6. 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. 
  • 7. Structure and functions of Indian Government- Legislative, Executive and Judiciary- Types of Legislatures- Unicameral, Bicameral- Executive – Parliamentary, Judiciary- Judicial Review, Judicial Activism. 
  • 8. 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. 
  • 9. Centre- State relations- Need for Reforms- Rajmannar Committee, Sarkaria Commission, M.M. Punchchi Commission - Unitary and Federal features of Indian Constitution. 
  • 10. Amendment Process to the Constitution - Centralization Vs  Decentralization - Community Development Programs- Balwantray Mehta,and Ashok Mehta Committees 73rd their Implementation. and 74th Constitutional Amendment Acts  
  • 11. 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. 
  • 12. 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. Indian 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.

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