APPSC Group-1 Syllabus 2019 – Check Exam Pattern Screening Test (Objective Type)

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APPSC Group-1 Syllabus 2019: Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission recently announced the APPSC Gr-I Services notification 2019 for 169 total posts. Candidates can check the Written Examination Pattern (Screening Test – Objective Type) and the Syllabus below.

APPSC Group-1 Syllabus 2019

Scheme of the APPSC Group-I Services

SCREEING TEST – WRITTEN EXAMINATION (OBJECTIVE TYPE) PATTERN

Subject No. of Questions Duration Minutes Maximum Marks
Screening Test (Objective Type) Paper -I 120 Questions 120 Minutes 120 Mark
Screening Test (Objective Type) Paper -II 120 Questions 120 Minutes 120 Mark

Paper – I (General Studies)

Paper-1 consists of 04 parts, each part carries 30 marks.

  1. History and Culture
  2. Constitution polity, Social Justice and International Relations
  3. Indian and Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning
  4. Geography

Paper – II General Aptitude

Paper – II consists 2 parts (A and B) each part carries 60 Marks (Part-A – 60 Marks, Part -B
(i) – 30 Marks and B (ii) – 30 Marks).

A. General Mental Ability, Administrative and Psychological Abilities

B. (i) Science and Technologies
(ii) Current events of Regional, National and International importance

APPSC Group-1 Syllabus 2019

IMP NOTE: For each wrong answer will be penalized with 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question.

MAINS – WRITTEN EXAMINATION (DESCRIPTIVE TYPE) PATTERN

Paper in Telugu Qualifying Nature 180 minutes 150 Marks
Paper in English Qualifying Nature 180 minutes 150 Marks
Paper – I
General Essay – on contemporary themes and
issues of regional, national and international
importance.
180 minutes 150 Marks
Paper-II
History and Cultural and Geography of India
and Andhra Pradesh
180 minutes 150 Marks
Paper -III
Polity, constitution, Governance, Law and
Ethics
180 minutes 150 Marks
Paper -IV
Economy and Development of India and
Andhra Pradesh
180 minutes 150 Marks
Paper -V
Science, Technology and Environmental Issues
180 minutes 150 Marks
Interview 75 Marks
Total Marks 825 Marks

Note: After written examination (Conventional Type), eligible candidates will be called for an Interview at the ratio of 1:2

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Paper – I (Preliminary)
General Studies
(Degree Standard)

(A) HISTORY & CULTURE

  1. Indus Valley Civilization: Features, Sites, Society, Cultural History, Art and Religion. Vedic
    Age- Mahajanapadas, Religions-Jainism and Buddhism.
    The Maghadas, the Mauryan , Foreign invasions on India and their impact, the Kushans. The
    Sathavahanas the Sangam Age, the Sungas, the Gupta Empire -their Administration-
    Social, Religious and Economic conditions-Art, Architecture, Literature, Science and
    Technology.
  2. The Kanauj and their Contributions, South Indian Dynasties – The Badami Chalukyas, the
    Eastarn Chalukyas, the Rastrakutas, the Kalyani Chalukyas, the Cholas, the Hoyasalas, the
    Yedavas, the Kakatiyas and the Reddis.
  3. The Delhi Sultanate, the Vijaynagar Empire and the Mughal Empire, the Bhakti Movement
    and Sufism – Administration, Economy, Society, Religion, Literature, Arts and Architecture.
  4. The European Trading companies in India- their struggle for supremacy-with special
    reference to Bengal, Bombay, Madras, Mysore, Andhra and Nizam, Governor-Generals
    and Viceroys.
  5. Indian War of Independence of 1857 – Origin, Nature, causes, consequences and
    significance with special reference to Concerned State, Religious and Social Reform
    Movements in 19th century in India and Concerned State, India’s Freedom Movement,
    Revolutionaries in India and Abroad.
  6. Mahatma Gandhi, his thoughts, Principles and Philosophy. Important Satyagrahas, the Role
    of Sardar Patel, Subash Chandrabose in Freedom Movement and Post independence
    consolidation.
    Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, his life and contribution to making of Indian Constitution, India after
    Independence – Reorganization of the States in India.

(B) CONSTITUTION, POLITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

  1. Indian Constitution: Evolution, features, Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental
    Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy, Amendments, Significant Provisions and Basic
    Structure.
  2. Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States, Parliament and State
    Legislatures: Structure, Function, Power and Privileges. Issues and challenges pertaining
    to Federal Structure: Devolution of Power and Finances up to local levels and
    Challenges therein.
  3. Constitutional Authorities: Powers, Functions and Responsibilities – Panchayati Raj –
    Public Policy and Governance.
  4. Impact of Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization on Governance – Statutory,
    Regulatory and Quasi-judicial bodies.
  5. Rights Issues (Human rights, Women rights, SC/ST rights, Child rights) etc.
  6. India’s Foreign Policy — International Relations — Important Institutions, Agencies and
    Fora, their structure and mandate – Important Policies and Programmes of Central and State Governments.

(C) INDIAN AND ANDHRA PRADESH ECONOMY AND PLANNING

  1. Basic characteristics of Indian Economy as a developing economy – Economic
    development since independence objectives and achievements of planning – NITI Ayog and
    its approach to economic development – Growth and distributive justice – Economic development Human Development Index – India’s rank in the world – Environmental degradation and challenges – Sustainable Development – Environmental Policy
  2. National Income and its concepts and components –India’s National Accounts –Demographic
    issues – Poverty and Inequalities – Occupational Structure and Unemployment – Various
    Schemes of employment and poverty eradication – Issues of Rural Development and Urban
    Development
  3. Indian Agriculture –Irrigation and water – Inputs of agriculture – Agricultural Strategy and
    Agricultural Policy – Agrarian Crisis and land reforms – Agricultural credit – Minimum Support
    Prices -Malnutrition and Food Security – Indian Industry – Industrial Policy – Make-in India – Start-
    up and Stand-up programmes – SEZs and Industrial Corridors – Energy and Power policies –
    Economic Reforms – Liberalisaion, Privatisation and Globalization –International Trade and
    Balance of Payments – India and WTO
  4. Financial Institutions – RBI and Monetary Policy – Banking and Financial Sector Reforms –
    Commercial Banks and NPAs – Financial Markets –Instabilities – Stock Exchanges and SEBI –
    Indian Tax System and Recent changes – GST and its impact on Commerce and Industry –
    Centre, States financial relations- Financial Commissions – Sharing of resources and devolution –
    Public Debt and Public Expenditure – Fiscal Policy and Budget
  5. i) The characteristics/ basic features of Andhra Pradesh economy after bifurcation in 2014 –
    Impact of bifurcation on the endowment of natural resources and state revenue – disputes of
    river water sharing and their impact on irrigation – new challenges to industry and commerce –
    the new initiatives to develop infrastructure –power and transport -information technology
    and e-governance – Approaches to development and initiatives in agriculture, industry and
    social sector – Urbanisation and smart cities – Skill development and employment – social
    welfare programmes.
    ii) A.P. Reorganisation Act, 2014 – Economic Issues arising out of bifurcation – Central
    government’s assistance for building a new capital, compensation for loss of revenue,
    development of backward districts – Issues such as Vizag railway zone, Kadapa steel factory,
    Dugarajapatnam airport, Express ways and industrial corridors etc., – Special Status and Special
    Assistance- Controversy – Government’s stand and measure

(D) GEOGRAPHY

1. General Geography: Earth in Solar system, Motion of the Earth, Concept of time, Season,
Internal Structure of the Earth, Major landfornns and their features. Atmosphere-structure
and composition, elements and factors of Climate, Airmasses and Fronts, atmospheric
disturbances, climate change. Oceans: Physical, chemical and biological characteristics,
Hydrological Distasters, Marine and Continental resources.
2. Physical: World, India and concerned State : Major physical divisions, Earthquakes, landslides,
Natural drainage, climatic changes and regions, Monsoon, Natural Vegetation, Parks and
Sanctuaries, Major Soil types, Rocks and Minerals.
3. Social: World, India and concerned State : distribution, density, growth, Sex-ratio, Literacy,
Occupational Structure, SC and ST Population, Rural-Urban components, Racial, tribal, religious
and linguistic groups, urbanization, migration and metropolitan regions.
4. Economic: World, India and concerned State: Major sectors of economy, Agriculture, Industry
and Services, their salient features. Basic Industries-Agro, mineral, forest, fuel and manpower
based Industries, Transport and Trade, Pattern and Issues.

PAPER -II — GENERAL APTITUDE
(DEGREE STANDARD)

(A). GENERAL MENTAL AND PSYCOLOGICAL ABILITIES
1. Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability.
2. Number Series, Coding —Decoding.
3. Problems Related to Relations.
4. Shapes and their Sub-sections, Venn Diagram.
5. Problems based on Clocks, Calendar and Age.
6. Number system and order of Magnitude.
7. Ratio, proportion and variation.
8. Central Tendencies – mean, median, mode — including weighted mean.
9. Power and exponent, Square, Square Root, Cube Root, H.C.F. and L.C.M.
10. Percentage, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and loss.
11. Time and Work, Time and Distance, Speed and Distance.
12. Area and Perimeter of Simple Geometrical Shapes, Volume and Surface Area of Sphere,
Cone, Cylinder, cubes and Cuboids.
13. Lines, angels and common geometrical figures — properties of transverse and parallel lines,
properties of triangles, quadrilateral, rectangle, parallelogram and rhombus.
14. Introduction to algebra — BODMAS, simplification of weird symbols.
15. Data interpretation, Data Analysis, Data sufficiency, and concepts of Probability.
16. Emotional Intelligence: Understanding and analyzing emotions, Dimensions of emotional
intelligence, coping with emotions, empathy and coping with stress.
17. Social Intelligence, interpersonal skills, Decision making, Critical thinking, problem solving and
Assessment of personality.

(B)SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
18. Science and Technology: Nature and Scope of Science & Technology; Relevance of Science &
Technology to the day to day life; National Policy on Science, Technology and Innovation;
Institutes and Organization in India promoting integration of Science, Technology and
Innovation, their activities and contribution; Contribution of Prominent Indian Scientists.
19. Information and Communication Technology (ICT): Nature and Scope of ICT; ICT in day to day
life; ICT and Industry; ICT and Governance – Various government schemes promoting use of
ICT, E-Governance programmes and services; Netiquettes; Cyber Security Concerns –
National Cyber Crime Policy.
20. Technology in Space & Defence: Evolution of Indian Space Programme; Indian Space
Research Organization (ISRO) — it’s activities and achievements; Various Satellite
Programmes — Satellites for Telecommunication, Indian Regional Navigation Satellite
System (IRNSS), Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) Satellites; Satellites for defence, Eduset or
Satellites for academic purposes; Defence Research and Development Organization
(DRDO)- vision, mission and activities.
21. Energy Requirement and Efficiency: India’s existing energy needs and deficit; India’s Energy
Resources and Dependence, Energy policy of India Government Policies and Programmes.
Solar, Wind and Nuclear energy
22. Environmental Science: Issues and concerns related to environment; Its legal aspects,
policies and treaties for the protection of environment at the national and the
international level; Biodiversity- its importance and concerns; Climate Change,
International Initiatives (Policies, Protocols) and India’s commitment; Forest and Wildlife –
Legal framework for Forest and Wildlife Conservation in India; Environmental Hazards,
pollution, carbon emission, Global warming. National Action plans on Climate Change
and Disaster management. Biotechnology and Nanotechnology; Nature, Scope and
application, Ethical, Social, and Legal issues, Government Policies. Genetic Engineering;
Issues related to it and its impact on human life. Health & Environment.

(C) CURRENT EVENTS OF REGIONAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE

SYLLABUS FOR GROUP-I MAINS EXAMINATION

  1. ENGLISH (S.S.C STANDARD)
  2. TELUGU (S.S.C STANDARD)
  3. PAPER-I – GENERAL ESSSAY (DEGREE STANDARD)
  4. PAPER — II: HISTORY, CULTURE AND GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA AND ANDHRA PRADESH
    (DEGREE STANDARD)
  5. PAPER III: POLITY, CONSTITUTION, GOVERNANCE, LAW AND ETHICS (DEGREE STANDARD)
  6. Paper – IV: ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT OF INDIA AND ANDHRA PRADESH
    (DEGREE STANDARD)
  7. Paper -V: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (DEGREE STANDARD)

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