APPSC has recently released the Group 1 syllabus and available vacancies to be filled for 2021 recruitment. You can find a detailed exam syllabus of APPSC Group 1, exam pattern, marking scheme here. Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission sets and updates the syllabus from time to time. The selection process for all of the posts under Group 1 includes three stages that are common for all:
- Screening Test/ Prelims
- Main Exam
APPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2021 for PRELIMS
GROUP-I SERVICES GENERAL STUDIES AND MENTAL ABLITY (SCREENING TEST – OBJECTIVE TYPE)
APPSC Group 1 Prelims Syllabus
Paper-I General Studies HISTORY AND CULTURE
Indus Valley Civilisation: Features, Society, Sites, Cultural History, Religion, and Art. Vedic Age: Mahajanapadas. Religions: Jainism and Buddhism. The Maghadas. The Mauryans. Foreign invasions on India and their impact. The Kushans. The Satavahanas. The Sangam Age. The Sungas. The Gupta Empire – their Administration – Social, Religious, and Economic conditions – Art, Architecture, Literature, Science, and Technology.
The Kanauj and their Contributions. South Indian Dynasties including the Eastern Chalukyas, the Badami Chalukyas, the Rashtrakutas, the Kalyani Chalukyas, the Cholas, the Hoysalas, the Yadavas, the Kakatiyas, and the Reddis.
The Delhi Sultanate. The Vijaynagar Empire and the Mughal Empire. The Bhakti Movement and Sufism – Their Administration, Religion, Economy, Society, Literature, Arts, as well as their Architecture.
The European Trading companies in India – their struggle for supremacy with particular reference to Bengal, Bombay, Madras, Mysore, Andhra, and Nizam. Governor Generals and Viceroys.
Indian War of Independence of 1857 – The origin, causes, nature, consequences, and significance with particular reference to the concerned State. The religious and the Social Reform Movements of the nineteenth century in India and the Concerned State. India’s Freedom Movement. Revolutionaries in India and Abroad.
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, his life as well as contribution to the making of the Indian Constitution. India after Independence – Reorganisation of the States of India. Mahatma Gandhi, his thoughts, Principles, and his Philosophy. Important Satyagrahas. The Role of Sardar Patel. Subash Chandrabose in the Freedom Movement and Post independence consolidation.
CONSTITUTION, POLITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
The Indian Constitution: Its Evolution, features, Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy, Significant Provisions, Amendments, and Basic Structure.
The Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States. The Parliament and State Legislatures: their Structure, Function, Power, and Privileges. The issues and challenges pertaining to Federal Structure: the devolution of Power and Finances up to the local levels and related challenges.
The constitutional Authorities: Powers, Functions, and Responsibilities – Panchayati Raj – Public Policy and Governance.
The impact of Liberalisation, Privatisation, and Globalisation on the Governance – Statutory, Regulatory, and the quasi-judicial bodies.Rights Issues (Human rights, SC/ST rights, Women rights, and Child rights).
Foreign Policy of India – International Relations – Important Policies and Programs of the Central and State Governments – Important Institutions, For and Agencies, and Fora, their structure and mandate.
INDIAN AND ANDHRA PRADESH ECONOMY AND PLANNING
Basic characteristics of the Indian Economy as a developing economy. Economic development since independence and also the objectives and achievements of planning. The 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 Policies.
The National Income, 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.
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 programs. SEZs and Industrial Corridors. Energy and Power policies. Economic Reforms. Liberalisation, Privatisation, and Globalization. International Trade and Balance of Payments. India and WTO.
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. The GST and its impact on Commerce and Industries. Centre, States financial relations- Financial Commissions. Sharing of resources and devolution. Fiscal Policy and Budget – Public Debt and Public Expenditure.
The characteristics or basic features of the Andhra Pradesh economy after bifurcation in 2014. Impact of the bifurcation on the endowment of natural resources and state revenue. Disputes of river-water sharing and its impact on irrigation. New challenges to industry and commerce. The new initiatives to develop infrastructure. Power and transport. Information technology and e-governance. The approaches to development and initiatives in agriculture, industry, and the social sector. Urbanisation and smart cities. Skill development and employment.
AP Reorganisation Act, 2014. Economic Issues arising out of bifurcation. The central government’s assistance for building a new capital, the compensation for loss of revenue, the development of backward districts. Issues such as the Vizag railway zone, Kadapa steel factory, Dugarajapatnam airport, Expressways, and industrial corridors, etc. Special Status and Special Assistance. Controversy – Government’s stand and measure.
General Geography: Earth in the Solar system. The motion of the Earth. Concept of time. Seasons. Internal Structure of the Earth. Major landforms and their features. Atmosphere – structure and composition. Elements and factors of Climate. Air Masses and Fronts. Atmospheric disturbances. Climate change. Oceans: Physical, chemical, and biological characteristics. Hydrological Disasters, Marine, and Continental Resources.
Physical: The World, India, and the concerned State: The Major physical divisions, Earthquakes, landslides, Natural drainage, climatic changes, and regions. Monsoon. Natural Vegetation. Parks and Sanctuaries. Major Soil types. Rocks and Minerals.
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.
Economic: World, India, and the concerned state. The major sectors of Economy, Agriculture, Industry, and Services and their salient features. Basic Industries – Agro, mineral, forest, fuel, and manpower based Industries. Transport and Trade. Pattern and Issues.
Paper-II General Aptitude GENERAL MENTAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ABILITIES
- Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability.
- Number Series, Coding, and Decoding.
- The Problems Related to Relations.
- The Shapes and their Sub-sections, Venn Diagram.
- The Problems based on Clocks, Calendar, and Age.
- The Number system and order of Magnitudes.
- Ratio, proportion, and variation.
- The Central Tendencies – mean, median, mode — including weighted mean.
- The Power and exponent, Square, Square Root, Cube Root, H.C.F., and L.C.M.
- Percentages, Simple and Compound Interests, Profit, and loss.
- Time and Distance, Time and Work, Speed, and Distance.
- The Area and Perimeter of some simple Geometrical Shapes, Volumes, and Surfaces.
- The Area of a Sphere, Cone, Cylinder, cubes, and Cuboids.
- Lines, angles, and common geometrical figures — properties of transverse and parallel lines, properties of triangles, quadrilaterals, rectangles, parallelograms, and rhombi.
- Introduction to algebra — BODMAS and simplification of the weird symbols.
- Data interpretation, Data Analysis, Data sufficiency, and the concepts of Probability.
- Emotional Intelligence: Understanding and analysing emotions, the dimensions of emotional intelligence, coping with emotions, empathy, and coping with stress.
- Social Intelligence, interpersonal skills, Decision making skills, Critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and assessment of personality.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Science and Technology: The Nature and Scope of Science and Technology; Relevance of Science and Technology to day to day life; The National Policies on Science, Technology, and Innovation; Institutes and Organisations in India that promote the integration of Science, Technology, and Innovation, their activities and contributions; Contribution of the Prominent Indian Scientists.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT): The Nature and Scope of ICT; ICT in everyday life; ICT and Industries; ICT and Governance – The various government schemes that promote the use of ICT, E-Governance programs, and services; Netiquettes; Cyber Security Concerns – National Cyber Crime Policy.
Technology in Space and Defence: The Evolution of the Indian Space Program; Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) — its activities and achievements; Different Satellite Programs — Satellites for Telecommunication, the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), the Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) Satellites; Satellites for defence, Eduset or Satellites for academic purposes; Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) – Its vision, mission, and activities.
Energy Requirements and Efficiency: India’s existing energy needs and deficits; India’s current Energy Resources and Dependence, Energy policies of India – Government Policies and Programs. Solar, Wind and Nuclear energy.
Environmental Sciences: Issues and concerns related to the environment; Its legal aspects, policies, and treaties for the protection of the environment at national and international level; Biodiversity – its importance and concerns; Climate Change, International Initiatives (Policies, and Protocols) and India’s commitments; Forests and Wildlife – The Legal frameworks for Forest and Wildlife Conservation in India; Environmental Hazards, pollution, carbon emission, Global Warming. The National Action plans on Climate Change and Disaster management. Biotechnology and Nanotechnology; Their Nature, Scope and applications, Ethical, Social, and Legal Issues, Government Policies. Health and Environment. Genetic Engineering and Issues related to it and its impact on human life.
CURRENT EVENTS OF REGIONAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE
Candidates should be acquainted with the current affairs and events. To stay updated follow the news regularly and read magazines, newspapers, etc.
MAIN EXAMINATIONS (CONVENTIONAL TYPE)
GENERAL ENGLISH(X Class Standard, Qualifying for Interview)
ANDHRA PRADESH PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION: VIJAYAWADA SYLLABUS COPY FOR GROUP-I MAINS EXAMINATION ENGLISH
Marks — 150 Medium: English
Time- 150 Minutes Serial No. TYPE OF QUESTION Marks to be allotted
01 ESSAY (A minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 250 words):
Choose any one topic from a list of five. (Descriptive/ analytical/ philosophical/ based on Current Affairs) [20m]
02 LETTER WRITING (in about 100 words): A formal letter expressing one’s opinion about an issue. The issues can deal with daily office matters/ a problem that has occurred in the office/ an opinion in response to one sought by a ranked officer etc. [10m]
03 PRESS RELEASE/ APPEAL (in about 100 words): The PR or appeal should be on an issue pertaining to a recent concern/problem/disaster/rumours etc. [10m]
04 REPORT WRITING (in about 150 words): A report on an official function/event/field trip/survey etc. [15m]
05 WRITING ON VISUAL INFORMATION (in about 150 words): [15m]
A report on a graph/image/ flow chart/table of comparison/ simple statistical data etc.
06 FORMAL SPEECH (in about 150 words): A speech (in a formal style) that is to be read out in a formal function. This could be an inauguration speech, an educational seminar/conference, a formal ceremony of importance etc. [15m]
07 PRECIS WRITING: 15 marks
A precis in about 100 words for a 300-word passage.
08 READING COMPREHENSION: 15m
A reading passage of about 250 words to be given followed by short-answer type questions.
09 ENGLISH GRAMMAR: 20m
Multiple choice questions set from the following list:
c. Narration (Direct-Indirect)
d. Transformation of sentences
e. Use of Articles and Determiners f. Use of Prepositions
g. Use of Phrasal verbs
h. Use of idiomatic expressions
i. Administrative Glossary
k. One-word substitution
l. Cohesive devices/Connectives/Linkers m. Affixes
n. Words that cause confusion like homonyms/homophones.
10. TRANSLATION: 15 m
Translation of a short passage (of about 150 words) from Regional Language to English.
Total 150 Marks
ANDHRA PRADESH PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION: VIJAYAWADA SYLLABUS COPY FOR GROUP-I MAINS EXAMINATION
Marks-150 Medium: Telugu Time- 150 Minutes
Serial No. TYPE OF QUESTION Marks to be allotted 1. ESSAY (A minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 250 words): 20 Choose any one topic from a list of five. (Descriptive/ analytical/ Philosophical/ based on Current Affairs)
2. To ELABORATE the thought of poetic or verse (any two of the three) 10 (about 100 words)
3. PRECIS WRITING: 1/3rd summary of the given passage in 10 your words
4. COMPREHENSION: A reading passage of about 250 words to be 10 given followed by short-answer type questions.
5. FORMAL SPEECH (Welcome, Farewell, Inauguration etc.) / Speech 10 for the press conference (energy, farm credit, pollution, health related policy or problem) (in about 150 words)
6. To PREPARE THE STATEMENTS for publicity media 10 (in about 100 words)
7. LETTER WRITING (in about 100 words):(Congratulation/Best wishes/Request/Complaint etc.) 10 m
8. DEBATE WRITING (in about 150 words) (Newspaper issues / current issues / editorial presenting individual opinion) 10 m
9. APPLICATION WRITING (in about 150 words) 10m
10 REPORT WRITING (in about 150 words) 10 m
11. DIALOGUE WRITING OR DIALOGUE SKILLS: 10 m
Dialogues between two people (in about 150 words) (Group discussion, work of the meeting, water, agriculture, health, sanitation, education related problems etc.) 12. TRANSLATION: Translation from English to Telugu Language 10m
13. Grammar of Telugu- 20 m
Total 150 m
PAPER-I – GENERAL ESSSAY
Marks – 150 Medium: English/Telugu Time- 150 Minutes The candidates are required to attempt three essays, one from each of the three sections, in about 800 words each.
This paper is designed to test candidate’s (i) knowledge / awareness of a variety of Subjects and (ii) their ability to compose a sustained piece of writing in the form of an essay.
i. Current affairs
ii. Socio- political issues
iii. Socio- economic issues
iv. Socio- environmental issues
v. Cultural and historical aspects vi. Issues related to civic awareness vii. Reflective topics
Areas of Testing:
This paper would test the following: 1. Ability to compose a well-argued piece of writing 2. Ability to express coherently and sequentially 3. Awareness of the subject chosen Evaluation / Marking:
Credit will be given for the following: a. Observing established rules and format for essay writing b. Grammatical correctness of expression c. Originality of thought and expression.
PAPER – II
SECTION – I
HISTORY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE OF INDIA WITH EMPHASIS ON 20TH CENTURY HISTORY OF INDIA
1. Indus Valley Civilization – Vedic Culture – Social Formation – Emergence of New Religious Sects in 6th c. B.C.E. – Jainism and Buddhism and Its Impact – Rise of Mauryans – Ashoka Dharma – Social and Cultural Life – Sangam Age and Its Literature – Kushanas and their Contribution to Culture – Guptas – Socio-Economic and Cultural Conditions – Harshavardhana and His Contribution to Buddhism.
2. Pallavas of Kanchi, Chalukyas of Badami and Cholas of Tanjore – Society, Religion, Language, Literature, Art and Architecture – Delhi Sultanate – Cultural Developments – Significance of Bhakti and Sufi Movements and Its Influence – Emergence of Composite Culture Vijayanagar – Socio-Economic and Cultural Conditions.
3. Mughals – Socio-Religious Life and Cultural Developments – Rise of Shivaji – Advent of Europeans – Trade Practices – Rise of English East India Company – Its Hegemony – Changes in Administration – Social and Cultural Spheres – Role of Christian Missionaries – Resistance to British Rule – 1857 Revolt and Its Impact.
4. Socio-Religious Reform Movements – Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Dayananda Saraswathi, Swamy Vivekananda, Annie Besant, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and Others – Non-Brahmin and Self Respect Movements – Jotibha Phule, Narayana Guru, Periyar Ramaswamy Naicker, Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and Others.
5. Indian Nationalism – Factors for the Growth of Nationalism – Three Phases of India’s Freedom Struggle – 1885-1905, 1905-1920 and Gandhian Phase 1920-1947 – Tribal, Peasant and Workers Movements – Role of Left Parties in Anti-Feudal and Anti-Colonial Struggles – Women and Dalit Movements – Origin and Growth of Communalism – Freedom and Partition of India.
SECTION – II
SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF ANDHRA PRADESH
1. Ancient Andhra: Satavahanas, Ikshvakus, Salankayanas and Vishnukundins – Social and Economic Conditions – Religion, Language, Literature, Art & Architecture – Chalukyas of Vengi – Social Life, Religion, Telugu Language, Literature, Learning, Art and Architecture.
2. Medieval Andhra: Socio-Cultural and Religious conditions in Andhradesa between 1000 to 1565 A.D – Growth of Telugu Language and Literature (Kavitraya- Ashtadiggajas) – Fine-Arts, Art & Architecture – Monuments – Significance, Contribution of Qutubshahis to Andhra History and Culture.
3. Modern Andhra: European Trade establishments in Andhra – Andhra under Company Rule – Education – Role of Christian Missionaries – Socio-Cultural Awakening – Veeresalingam, Raghupathi Venkataratnam Naidu and Others – Role of News Papers.
4. Nationalist Movement in Andhra and Role of Andhra Leaders – NonBrahmin Movement and Justice Party – Nationalist and Revolutionary Poetry – Gurram Jashuva, Boyi Bheemanna, Sri Sri, Gurajada Appa Rao, Garimella Satyanarayana, Tripuraneni Ramaswamy Choudhary and Others – Andhra Mahasabha – Movement for Separate Andhra State – 1903 to Formation of Andhra State 1953 – States Reorganisation Commission and Its Recommendations – Emergence of Andhra Pradesh 1956 – Important Social and Cultural Events between 1956 and 2014.
5. Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social,Cultural, Political, and legal implications/problems, including
a). Loss of capital city, challenges in building new capital and it’s financial implications.
b). Division and rebuilding of common Institutions.
c). Division of employees, their relocation and nativity issues.
d). Effect of bifurcation on commerce and entrepreneurs.
e). Implications to financial resources of state government.
f). Task of post-bifurcation infrastructure development and opportunities for investments.
g). socioeconomic, cultural and demographic impact of bifurcation.
h). Impact of bifurcation on river water sharing and consequential issues.
i). AP REORGANISATION ACT, 2014 on AP and the arbitrariness of certain provisions.
Geography: India and Andhra Pradesh
1. Physical Features and Resources: India and Andhra Pradesh, Major land forms, Climatic changes, Soil types, Rivers, Water, Streams, Geology, Rocks, Mineral Resources, Metals, Clays, Construction Materials, Reservoirs, Dams —Forests, Mountains, Hills, Flora and fauna, Plateau Forests, Hill Forests, Vegetation Classification.
2. Economic Geography : Agriculture, Live stocks, Forestry, Fishery, Quarrying, Mining, House hold Manufacturing, Industries — Agro, Mineral, Forest, Fuel and man power, Trade and Commerce, Communication, Road Transport, Storage and others.
3. Social Geography: Population Movements and Distribution, Human Habitations, Density, Age, Sex, Rural, Urban, Race, Caste, Tribe, Religion, Linguistic, Urban Migration, Education Characteristics.
4. Fauna and Floral Geography: Wild Animals, Animals, Birds, Reptiles, Mammals, Trees and Plants and others.
5. Environmental Geography: Sustainable Development, Globalization, Temperature, Humidity, Cloudiness, Winds, Special Weather Phenomena, Natural Hazards — Earth Quakes, Land Slides, Floods, Cyclones, Cloud Burst, Disaster Management, Impact Assessment, Environmental Pollution, Pollution Management.
PAPER III – POLITY, CONSTITUTION, GOVERNANCE, LAW AND ETHICS
APPSC Group 1 Syllabus
Marks — 150 Medium: English / Telugu Time- 150 Minutes
(A) Indian Polity and Constitution:
1. Indian Constitution and its salient features – Functions and duties of the Indian Union and the State Governments.
2. Issues and challenges pertaining to the Federal structure — Role of Governor in States – Distribution of powers between the Union
and States (Union list, State list and Concurrent list) — Issues and challenges.
3. Rural and Urban Local Governance under 73rd and 74th
Constitutional Amendment – Constitutional Authorities and
4. Parliament and State Legislatures — structure, functioning,
conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
5. Judiciary in India — Structure and functions, important provisions relating to emergency and constitutional amendments, judicial review, Public Interest Litigation.
(B) Public Administration and Governance:
6. Meaning, Nature and Scope of Public Administration — Evolution in India —Administrative ideas in Kautilya’s Arthashastra; Mughal
administration; Legacy of British rule.
7. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues and problems of implementation.
8. Development processes – the role of civil society, NGOs and other stakeholders –
9. Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial authorities – Role of Civil Services in Democracy.
10. Good governance and e-governance- Transparency,
accountability and responsiveness in governance — Citizen’s
Charter. RTI, Public Service Act and their implications, Concept of Social Audit and its importance.
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C. Ethics in Public Service and knowledge of law
11. Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and Consequences of Ethics in Human actions: dimensions of Ethics: Ethics in Private and Public relationships, Ethics-integrity and Accountability in Public Service.
12. Human values: Understanding the Harmony in existence Human relationships in the society and in the Nature. Gender Equability in the relationships Role of family, society and Educational Institutions in imparting values to citizens, lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrations.
13. Attitude: Content, Functions, its influence and relation with thought and behaviour, Moral and Political attitudes, role of Social influence and persuasion. Emotional intelligenceConcepts and their utilities and application in Administration and Governance.
14. Concept of Public Service, “Philosophical basis of Governance professional Ethics in the light of right understanding and Vision for Holistic Technologies, Codes of Ethics, codes of Conduct, RTI, Public Service Act, Leadership Ethics, Work culture, Ethical principles with in an Organizational content. – Ethical and moral values in governance, Ethical issues in international relations, corruption, Lokpal, Lokayukta
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15. Basic Knowledge of Laws in India
Constitution of India: Nature and salient features – Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles of State Policy – Bifurcation of powers between centre and state (state list, union list and concurrent list) – Powers of judiciary, executive and legislature.
Civil and Criminal laws: hierarchy of civil and criminal courts in India – difference between substantial and procedural laws – order and decree – new developments in criminal laws, Nirbhaya Act.
Labour Law: Concept of social welfare legislations in India, changing trends in employment and necessity for new labour laws.
Cyber Laws: Information Technology Act – Cyber Security and Cyber Crime – difficulties in determining competent jurisdiction of courts in case of cyber-crimes.
Tax Laws: Laws relating to income, Profits, Wealth Tax, Corporate Tax – GST 10
Paper — IV — ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT OF INDIA AND ANDHRA PRADESH
APPSC Group 1 Syllabus
Marks — 150 Medium: English/Telugu Time – 150 Minutes
1) Major Challenges of Indian Economy – Inconsistent growth rate, Low growth rates of agriculture and manufacturing sectors, inflation and oil prices, current account deficit and unfavorable balance of payments, falling rupee value, growing NPAs and capital infusion – money laundering and black money – Insufficient financial resources and deficiency of capital, Lack of Inclusive growth and Sustainable development – Nature, causes, consequences and solutions of these problems
2) Resource Mobilization in Indian Economy: Sources of financial resources for public and private sectors – budgetary resources – tax revenue and non-tax revenue – public debt : market borrowings, loans and grants etc., external debt from multilateral agencies – foreign institutional investment and foreign direct investment – desirability and consequences of utilizing different sources – Monetary and fiscal policies – financial markets and institutions of developmental finance – investment in industries and infrastructure projects – Physical resources – Energy resources
3) Resource mobilization in 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 – Physical resources – Mineral and forest resources – Water disputes with neighboring states
4) Government Budgeting: Structure of Government budget and its components – Budgeting process and recent changes – of – Types of budget – types of deficits, their impact and management – Highlights of current year’s union budget and its analysis GST and related issues – Central assistance to states – Issues of federal finance in India – Recommendations of the latest finance commission –
5) Government budgeting in Andhra Pradesh – Budget constraints – Central assistance and issues of conflict after bifurcation of the state – management of deficits – – Highlights and Analysis of the current year budget – State finance commission and local finance in Andhra Pradesh
6) Inclusive Growth: Meaning of inclusion – Causes of exclusion in India – Strategies for and instruments of inclusion : Poverty alleviation and employment , Health and Education, women empowerment, social welfare schemes – Food Security and Public Distribution System – sustainable agriculture – Integrated Rural development -regional diversification – Public and partnership for inclusive growth – Financial inclusion All Andhra Pradesh government’s current schemes for inclusive growth and financial inclusion – Public Distribution system and DWCRA
7) Agricultural Development:
Role of agriculture in economic development – Contribution of to GDP– Issues of finance, production, marketing – green revolution and changing focus to dryland farming, organic farming and sustainable agriculture – minimum support prices – agriculture policy – Swaminathan commission – Rainbow revolution –
8) Agriculture Development in Andhra Pradesh: Contribution to SGDP-Regional disparities in irrigation and agricultural development -changing cropping pattern – focus on horticulture and fisheries and dairying – Government schemes to promote agriculture in Andhra Pradesh
9) Industrial Development and Policy : Role of industrial sector in economic development – Evolution of industrial policy since independence – Industrial Policy, 1991and its impact on Indian economy – Contribution of Public Sector to industrial development in India – impact of liberalization and privatization and globalization on industrial development – Disinvestment and privatization – – Problems of core industries -Micro, small and medium enterprises, their problems and policy – industrial sickness and support mechanism – Manufacturing policy – Make-in India – Start up programme – NIMZs- SEZs, industrial corridors –
10) Industrial Policy of the AP Government – Incentives to industries – Industrial corridors in and SEZs in Andhra Pradesh – Bottlenecks for industrial development – Power projects
11) Infrastructure in India: Transport infrastructure : Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways – Major projects of transport infrastructure in India – Communication infrastructure Information Technology –e-governance – Digital India – Energy and Power – Urban infrastructure – smart cities – urban environment – solid waste management – Weather forecast and disaster management – Issues of finance, ownership, operation and maintenance of all kinds of infrastructure – Public-private partnership and related issues – Pricing of public utilities and government policy – environmental impacts of infrastructure projects
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12) Infrastructure Development in Andhra Pradesh – Transport ,
Energy and ICT infrastructure – Bottlenecks – Government policy – Ongoing projects
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Paper -V SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Marks — 150 Medium: English / Telugu Time- 150 Minutes
1. Integration of Science, Technology and Innovation for better human life; Science & Technology in everyday life; National Policies on proliferation of Science, Technology and Innovation; India’s contribution in the field of Science and Technology. Concerns and challenges in the proliferation and use of science and technology; Role and Scope of Science and Technology in nation building. Major Scientific institutes for Science and \technology in AP and India. Major Scientific Institutes for Research and Development in AP and India. Achievements of Indian Scientist in the field of Science and TechnologyIndigenous technologies and developing new technologies.
2. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) – its importance, advantages and challenges; E-governance and India; Cyber Crime and policies to address security concerns. Government of India Policy on Information Technology (IT). IT Development in AP and India.
3. Indian Space Programme – Past, Present and Future; Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) — it’s activities and achievements; Satellite Programmes of India and Use of Satellites in different fields like Health, Education, Communication Technology, Weather forecasting affecting human lives; Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
4. Indian’s energy needs, efficiency and resources; Clean energy resources; Energy policy of India – Government Policies and Programmes. Conventional and Non- Conventional energy resources. Energy demands, Indian Energy Sciences, Conventional energy powers, Tharmal, renewable energy resources, Solar, wind, Bio and wasted based, energy policies Geotharmal and Tidel Sources, energy Policies in India, energy security.
Salient features of Nuclear Policy of India; Development of Nuclear programmes in India, Nuclear Policies at the International level and India’s stand on them.
5. Development Vs. Nature / Environment; Depletion of Natural ResourcesMetals, Minerals — Conservation Policy. Environmental Pollution Natural and Anthropogenic and Environmental degradation. Sustainable
Development — possibilities and challenges; Climate Change and Its effect on the world; Climate justice — a global phenomenon; Environment Impact Assessment, Natural Disasters — Cyclones, Earth Quakes, Landslides & Tsunamis — Prediction Management. Correlation between Health &
Environment, Social Forestry, Afforestation and deforestation, Mining in AP and India. Types of Natural resources- renewable and Nonrenewable.
Forest resources. Fishery resources. Fossil Fuels- Coal, Petroleum and Natural Gas. Mineral resources. Water resources — Types, Water shed management. Land resources — types of soils and soil reclamation.
6. Environmental pollution and Solid waste management: Sources, impacts and control of – air pollution, water pollution and soil pollution. Noise pollution. Solid waste management – Types of solid waste, impacts of solid waste, recycling and reuse. Remedial measurers for Soil erosion and Costal erosion. Global Environmental issues and role of information Technology in Environment and Human Health, Ozone layer depletion, Acid rain. Global Warming and its impacts.
Environmental legislation: International Law, Montreal protocol,Kyoto protocol, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate change, CITES. The Environment (Protection) act 1986, Forest conservation Act, Wildlife protection act. Biodiversity Bill of India – cop 21 – Sustainable Development Goals – National Disaster Management Pollicy, 2016 of India and Disaster management initiatives in India.White Revolution, Green Revolution, and Green Pharmacy
7. Nature, Scope and Applications of Biotechnology and Nanotechnology in India; Ethical, Social and Legal concerns, Government policies; Genetic engineering, issues related to it and its impact on human life. Bio – diversity, fermentation, Immuno – diagnosis techniques.
8. Human diseases-microbial infections. Common infections and preventive measures. Introduction to bacterial, viral, protozoal and fungal infections. Basic knowledge of infections-diarrhoea, dysentry, cholera, tuberculosis, malaria, viral infections like HIV, Encephalitis, Chikungunya, bird flu-preventive measures during out breaks. Introduction to Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. Basic concepts of genetic engineering. Tissue culture methods and applications. Biotechnology in agriculture- Bio-pesticides, Bio-fertilizers, Bio-fuels, Genetically modified crops. Animal husbandry- transgenic animals.
Vaccines: Introduction to immunity, Fundamental concepts in vaccination, Production of Modern Vaccines (production of Hepatitis vaccine).
9. Issues related to Intellectual Property Rights in the field of Science and Technology. Promotion of Science in AP and India.
Scheme of Examination for APPSC Group-1 Prelims
APPSC Group 1 Syllabus
APPSC Group 1 Prelims Syllabus & Exam Pattern
|Paper Number||Name of the Subject||No. of Questions in Each Paper||Duration (in Hours)|
|Paper I||General Studies||120||2 Hrs|
|Paper-II||General Aptitude||120||2 Hrs|
|Total Marks||240||4 Hrs|
Mains Exam Paper Pattern for APPSC Group-1
APPSC Mains Exam Pattern
There are two sections in the mains exam called conventional and descriptive. The conventional section carries 150 marks, and the descriptive section carries a total of 750 marks. In the descriptive section, there are five papers, and each paper carries 150 marks.
The Qualifying marks for Gen is 40% for OC 35 for BC and 30% for SC ,ST, and Persons with disabilities ( i.e 60 /150 ; 52.5; 45 marks respectively)
|Name of the Section||Name of the Subject||Total Marks||Duration (In mins)|
|Conventional Type||English||300(Only Qualifying)||180 minutes/paper|
|Descriptive Type||(Paper 1) General Essay||150||180|
|(Paper 2) History, Culture & Geography of India & AP||150||180|
|(Paper 3) Politics, Constitution, Governance, Law & Ethics||150||180|
|(Paper 4) Economy and Development of India & AP||150||180|
|(Paper 5) Science and Technology||150||180|
Posts Under Group-1
|Name of the APPSC Post||Scale of Pay (Rs.)|
|Deputy Collectors in A.P. Civil Service (Executive Branch)||40,270-93,780/-|
|Assistant Commissioner of State Tax in A.P. State Tax Services||40,270-93,780/-|
|Deputy Supdt. of Police (Civil) Cat-2 in A.P. Police Service||40,270-93,780/-|
|Deputy Supdt. of Jails (MEN) in A.P. Jail Service||37,100-91,450/-|
|District Fire Officers in A.P. Fire Service||37,100-91,450/-|
|Asst. Treasury Officer/Asst. Accounts Officer in A.P. Treasury & Accounts Service||35,120-87,130/|
|Regional Transport Officers in A.P. Transport Service||37,100-91,450/-|
|Assistant Prohibition & Excise Superintendent in A.P. Excise Service||35,120-87,130|
|Mandal Parishad Development Officer in A.P. Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Service||35,120-87,130|
|District Registrars in A.P. Registration Service||37,100-91,450/-|
|District Employment Officer in A.P. Employment Exchange Service||35,120-87,130/-|
|Deputy Registrars in A.P. Cooperative Service||37,100-91,450/|
|District Tribal Welfare Officer in A.P. Tribal Welfare Service||37,100-91,450/|
|District Social Welfare Officer in A.P. Social Welfare Service||37,100-91,450/|
|District B.C. Welfare Officer in A.P. B.C. Welfare Service||37,100-91,450/|
|District Panchayat Officers in A.P. Panchayat Raj & Rural Development Service||37,100-91,450/|
|Municipal Commissioner Grade-II in A.P. Municipal Administration Services||35,120-87,130/-|
|Administrative Officer / Lay Secretary & Treasurer Grade.II in A.P. Medical and Health (Administration) Service||35,120-87,130/-|
|Assistant Audit Officer in A.P. State Audit Service||35,120-87,130/-|