APPSC group II Selection process-New Syllabus 2017 paper pdf

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission APPSC recently posted group 2 service exam notifications for the year 2016-2017. The official apspsc.gov.in also changed the appsc group 2 selection process first round (prelims) online written exam to screening test to shortlist for the main written exam. The important selection date for appsc group 2 exams will be 26 feb 2017 for screening test and Main online written exam will be 20 MAY 2017.

What is mean by Screening Test in APPSC group-II exam? 

The screening test will be similar to the prelims exam to qualify for the main exam round. The official wrote in the notification “The Commission conducts Screening test in Off-Line mode in case applicants exceed 25,000 in number and likely to be held on 26/02/2017 FN”. The selected candidates from screening test called for online computer based Main exam event. The new updated appsc group 2 Main exam syllabus uploaded in pdf file in telugu version.

APPSC Group 2 Main exam Syllabus & Pattern:

Subject Marks
Paper-I (General Studies & Mental Ability) 150
Paper-II 
(a) Social History of Andhra Pradesh i.e., the history of various social and Cultural Movements in Andhra Pradesh.
(b)General overview of the Indian Constitution
150
Paper-III
Planning in India and Indian Economy Contemporary problems and Developments in Rural Society with special reference to Andhra Pradesh.
150
Total Marks 450
Note: Time duration 450 minutes (Each section 150 minutes-2 hours 30 minutes)

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APPSC Group 2 Main computer based Exam Pattern

Appsc group 2 2017 main exam PAPER-I: 150 Marks from General Studies & Mental Ability
GENERAL STUDIES:
Events of national and international importance.
Current affairs- international, national and regional.
General Science and it applications to the day to day life Contemporary developments in Science & Technology and Information Technology
Social- economic and political history of modern India with emphases on Indian national movement.
Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, public policy, reforms and e-governance initiatives.
Economic development in India since independence.
Physical geography of India sub-continent.
Disaster management: vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies, Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in the assessment of Disaster
Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection
Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation.
Data Analysis:
Tabulation of data
Visual representation of data
Basic data analysis (Summary Statistics such as mean and variance coefficient of variation etc.,) and Interpretation
Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social,Cultural, Political, and legal implications/problems, including
Loss of capital city, challenges in building new capital and it’s financial implications.
Division and rebuilding of common Institutions.
Division of employees, their relocation and nativity issues.
Effect of bifurcation on commerce and entrepreneurs.
Implications to financial resources of state government.
Task of post-bifurcation infrastructure development and opportunities for investments.
Socioeconomic, cultural and demographic impact of bifurcation.
Impact of bifurcation on river water sharing and consequential issues.
AP REORGANISATION ACT, 2014 on AP and the arbitrariness of certain provisions.

Appsc group 2 2017 main exam  PAPER-II 150 Marks

SECTION-1: SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF ANDHRA PRADESH
Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh: Geographical Features of Andhra – Its Impact on History and Culture – Pre-History – The Satavahanas, Ikshvakus – Socio-Economic and Religious Conditions – Literature, Art and Architecture – The Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi – Society, Religion, Telugu Language, Literature, Art and Architecture.
Socio- Cultural and Religious conditions in Andhradesa between 11th to 16th Centuries A.D, Growth of Telugu Language, literature, Art, Architecture and Painting- Contribution of Qutubshahis to Andhra History and Culture.
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.
Origin and growth of Andhra movement- Role of Andhra Mahasabhas- Prominent Leaders- Events leading to the formation of Andhra State 1953. Role of News Papers in the Andhra Movement.
Events leading to the Formation of Andhra Pradesh State – Visalandhra Mahasabha – States Reorganisation Commission and Its Recommendations – Gentlemen Agreement – Important Social and Cultural Events between 1956 and 2014 .
Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social,Cultural, Political, and legal implications/problems, including
Loss of capital city, challenges in building new capital and it’s financial implications.
Division and rebuilding of common Institutions.
Division of employees, their relocation and nativity issues.
Effect of bifurcation on commerce and entrepreneurs.
Implications to financial resources of state government.
Task of post-bifurcation infrastructure development and opportunities for investments.
socioeconomic, cultural and demographic impact of bifurcation.
Impact of bifurcation on river water sharing and consequential issues.
AP REORGANISATION ACT, 2014 on AP and the arbitrariness of certain provisions.

SECTION-2: AN OVERVIEW OF THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION

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.
Structure and functions of Indian Government – Legislative, Executive and Judiciary – Types of Legislatures – Unicameral, Bicameral – Executive – Parliamentary, Judiciary – Judicial Review, Judicial Activism.
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.
Centre- State relations- Need for Reforms- Rajmannar Committee, Sarkaria Commission, M.M. Punchchi Commission, – NITI Aayog – Unitary and Federal features of Indian Constitution.
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.
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.
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 BC’s Commissions, Women’s Commission, National and State Minorities Commissions – Human Rights Commission- RTI- Lokpal and Lok Ayukt.

Appsc group 2 2017 main exam PAPER-III: 150 Marks

Section-1: PLANNING IN INDIA & INDIAN ECONOMY

Planning in Indian Economy Socio- Economic – objectives and outlays of Five Year Plans – alternative strategies – Goals and Achievements – Causes for failure of different Plans – New economic reforms 1991 – LPG. Regulation of the Economy – Creation of regulatory bodies. Indian Economic Policies Agricultural policies – Industrial policies since 1956 – IT industries – Monetary policy of RBI – Fiscal policy – Objectives – Fiscal Imbalance and Deficit Finance –New Foreign Trade Policy. Current account imbalances; FDI.
Availability of Natural resources and Development Population- size, composition and growth–Trends; Occupational Distribution of Work force –Human Development Index. Demographic Dividend. Money, Banking and Public Finance Concept of Money and measures of money supply’ – Banks and credit creation its causes and remedies; Budget – taxes and non-tax revenue. Meaning and Measurements of Growth Distinction between growth and development – Measurement of growth – Growth, Development and Underdevelopment – Characteristics of Underdevelopment – Stages of development – Sources of capital formation – Growth strategies; Deregulation and growth.
SECTION-2:
CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS AND DEVELOPMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
National Income and concepts – Gross Domestic Product – Net Domestic Product, Percapita Income – and Human Development Index as measurement of development – contribution of agriculture to income and employment in Andhra Pradesh.
Five years plans of Andhra Pradesh – Outlays – Finance in public sector plans – Resource allocation pattern in the five year plans of Andhra Pradesh.
Land reforms in Andhra Pradesh – Need for Land Reforms – Structure of Land Holdings Forest and sown– Irrigated area – Cropping pattern – sources of agricultural finances – agricultural subsidies – public distribution system in Andhra Pradesh.
Industries in Andhra Pradesh – Growth and structure of industries – Role of Small Scale and Cottage Industries – structure of Co – operatives – share of Co – operatives in total credit of Andhra Pradesh.
Service sectors of Andhra Pradesh – Importance – Composition and growth with special reference to Power, Transport and Communication, Tourism and Information Technology in Andhra Pradesh.

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