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APPSC Group 2 General Information

APPSC Group 2 Notification 2018-2019

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) has released Notification for Group 2 Services for a total of 110 CF + 336 Fresh vacancies. Applications are Invited from Eligible candidates. Candidates can send their application through online from 10/01/2019 to 31/01/2019 10.02.2019. Last date for Application fee payment is 30/01/2019 09.02.2019.


APPSC Vacancy Details:


Total Vacancy: 110 CF + 336 Fresh vacancies New (Vacancy Increased +1) - Corrigendum



  • 110 CF (Non Executive (CF) posts 94 + Executive (CF) posts : 16)

  • 336 Fresh vacancies(Executive fresh vacancies: 138 + Non Executive (Fresh) posts : 198)


Educational Qualification: Must Possess a Degree of a University in India established or incorporated by or under a Central Act or a Provincial Act or a State Act or any other equivalent qualification(Depends Upon the Post).


Selection Process:


i) Screening test in offline mode


ii) The Main Examination in Online mode for candidates selected in screening test will be held through computer based test.(CBT)


Pay Scale : Rs. 28,940/- to Rs. 80,930/-


Application Fees:



  • Applicant must pay Rs. 250/- (Rupees two hundred and fifty only) towards Application processing fee and Rs 80/- (Rupees eighty only) towards examination fee.

  • For SC, ST, BC, PH & Ex-Service Men Candidates - exempted from payment of examination fee Rs.80/- only.


Payment Mode: Net banking/ Credit card / Debit Card


How to Apply: Candidates can apply through official commission website https://psc.ap.gov.in from 10/01/2019 to 31/01/2019 10.02.2019.


Important Dates:


Starting Date for Apply Online - 10/01/2019


Last Date for Apply Online - 10/02/2019


Date of Screening Test(offline mode) - 05/05/2019


Main Examination(CBT) - 18/07/2019 & 19/07/2019



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 egovernance 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.


  6. INDIAN CONSTITUTION


  7. 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.

  8. Structure and functions of Indian Government- Legislative, Executive and Judiciary- Types of Legislatures- Unicameral, Bicameral- Executive - Parliamentary, Judiciary- Judicial Review, Judicial Activism.

  9. 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.

  10. Centre- State relations- Need for Reforms- Rajmannar Committee, Sarkaria Commission, M.M. Punchchi Commission - Unitary and Federal features of Indian Constitution.

  11. Amendment Process to the Constitution - Centralization Vs Decentralization - Community Development Programs- Balwantray Mehta, Ashok Mehta Committees 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Acts and their Implementation.

  12. 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.

  13. 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. 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



SYLLABUS FOR GROUP-II SERVICES


MAINS EXAMINATION


Paper-I


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 egovernance 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.



Paper-II


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.


  6. INDIAN CONSTITUTION


  7. 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.

  8. Structure and functions of Indian Government- Legislative, Executive and JudiciaryTypes of Legislatures- Unicameral, Bicameral- Executive - Parliamentary, JudiciaryJudicial Review, Judicial Activism.

  9. 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.

  10. Centre- State relations- Need for Reforms- Rajmannar Committee, Sarkaria Commission, M.M. Punchchi Commission - Unitary and Federal features of Indian Constitution.

  11. Amendment Process to the Constitution - Centralization Vs Decentralization - Community Development Programs- Balwantray Mehta, Ashok Mehta Committees 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Acts and their Implementation.

  12. Indian Political Parties- National, Regional- One Party, Bi-Party, Multi-Party SystemsRegionalism and Sub-Regionalism-Demand for New States - Sri Krishna Committee - National Integration- Threats to Indian Unity.

  13. 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.



Paper-III


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. 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.



COMPUTER PROFICIENCY TEST


SCHEME OF EXAMINATION (Practical Type)