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APPSC Group 1 Prelims Exam Syllabus:

General Studies And Mental Ablity:

Events of National and International importance.

Current affairs International, National and Regional.

Contemporary developments in science & Technology and Information Technology.

Geography -World, National and Andhra Pradesh.

History of India Ancient, Medieval, Modern socio-cultural, Economic and political affairs with special
emphasis on Indian National Movement.

Indian polity and Governance; Constitutional issues, pubic policy formulation and implementation,
Governance Reforms and egovernance initiatives.

Economic Growth and Development Poverty Unemployment Planning India Economic reforms
Post Liberalization Sustainable development Social sector reforms

Environmental degradation and challenges.

Disaster Management; Vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies Application of remote

sensing and GIS in the assessment of Disaster

Logical reasoning, analytical abilityand data interpretation.

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General English:

Section Topics

Reading Comprehension Passage- (followed by Questions)

Descriptive Passage
Literary Passage

Section-II:Functional Grammar Recognition of Parts of Speech

Verb forms-Usage of Tenses

Conditional Sentences

Identifying and Inter change of

Sentences (Simple, Complex and Compound)(Active and Passive

voice) 2/13

Use of Prepositions andPrepositional Phrases

Fill in the blanks with SuitableWords

Correction of Sentences

Use the given Idioms and Phrases inyour own Sentences

One Word SubstitutesRecognitionand Usage

Synonyms Recognition and Usage

Section -III:Vocabulary Usage
Antonyms Recognition and Usage

Re-arrangement of Sentences

Expansion of Proverb/Sayings

Write a Paragraph using the given Words /Phrases

Dialogue Writing

Essay Writing on Topics of Socialrelevance

Section -IV:Composition
Description of a givenPicture/Symbols

Letter Writing (Types of Letters)

Non- Verbal Communication (SoftSkills and Body Language)

APPSCGroup-I Main Exam Syllabus:

Paper-I General Essay:

Section Topics

Section I Crisis management, Social, Economic and Health Problems, Analysis and solutions

Section II Current events of national and international importance.

Section III Current events relating to State of Andhra Pradesh.

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Paper- II:


History And Cultural Heritage Of India With Emphasis On 20th Century

Unit 1 Pre-Historic Cultures in India, Indus Civilization Vedic Civilization Distinction between Indus

Civilization and Vedic Civilization Evolution of Varna, Jati /caste system Religious condition in 3/13

6 th century BCE Emergence of new Religious Movements- Jainism, Buddhism sectsRise of

Magadha ImperialismAshokas Policy of Dhamma, Influx of Foreigners- Society, Economy,

Development of Art (Gandhara, Mathura and other Schools), Gupta empire Myth of Golden


Delhi sultanate- Advent of Islam and its impact Influence of Islam on Indian Culture
Unit 2 Religious Movements Nature and significance of Bhakti Movements Growth of Vernacular

Languages, Literature, Fine arts, Monuments, Indo Persian Art and Architecture .

Vijayanagara empire Administration Socio economic conditions and their Contribution to

Unit 3 Literature, Culture, Art and Architecture The Mughals Administration, Culture efflorescence

and their contribution to Art, Architecture and Fine Arts Rise of Shivaji Maratha movement.

Stages of Colonialism Changes in Administrative Structure and Politics Factors leading for

the British supremacy, assistance of Indian Powers and the causes of failures Civil rebellions

Revolt of 1857 and its impact, western impact Christian missionaries, Press, Education its
Unit 4
impact Cultural changes, Rise of Nationalist consciousness and factors for the growth of
Indian Nationalism and Freedom Struggle: Three Phases: 1885 1905, 1905 -1920, 1920 -47

and significance of Gandhian Era.

Rise and growth of Socio -Religious Cultural non -Brahmin, Justice Party/selfRespect

Movements in modern India Social reform Movements and Role of intellectuals Raja Ram
Unit 5
Mohan Roy Dayanand Saraswathi Jyotiba Phule Narayana Guru Mahathma Gandhi

Ambedkar and others.

Nationalist Literature Growth of Peasant and Labour movements Role of Leftist Parties in

Anti -feudal and Anti colonial struggles -Rise and Growth of Womens movements Origin and
Unit 6
Growth of Communalism Freedom and Partition of India; Important historical events after


Section II

Social And Cultural History Of Andhra Pradesh

The Satavahanas Socio, Economic and Religious conditions and their contribution to
Literature, Art & Architecture, Ikshvakus and their Cultural contribution Buddhism in Andhra

Unit 1 Salankayans, Vishnukundies Revival of Brahmanism, The Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi and

their importance Socio Cultural contribution Religious Sects Telugu language, Literature

and learning Art and Architecture 4/13

Unit 2 Socio Cultural and Religious conditions in Andhradesa between 1000 to 1565 A.D Growth

of Telugu Language and Literature( Kavitraya Asthadiggajas) Fine -Arts, Art & Architecture

Monuments Significance, Contribution of Qutubshahis to Andhra History and Culture

European Trade establishments in Andhra Andhra under the Company Administration -Socio

-Cultural awakening Theosophical society and role of Veeresalingam and others Non -

Unit 3 Brahmin, and Justice party/self Respect movements Gurram Jashuva Boyi Bheemanna
Sri Sri and others Growth of Nationalist Movement in Andhra and the Andhra Leaders during

the Freedom Struggle Role of Socialists Communists Anti Zamindari -kisan movements

Asafjhahi dynasty Socio Cultural awakening in Nizam State Nizam Rashtra Janasangham

Nizam Andhra Mahasabha Origin and Growth of Andhra Movement Andhra Mahasabhas

Unit 4 Prominent Andhra Leaders Potti Sreeramulu Formation of Andhra State 1953. Emergence

of Andhra Pradesh 1956 -Andhra Pradesh from 1956 to 2014 Development, Partition
movements Causes Bifurcation 02nd June 2014 impact.

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Section -III

An Overview Of The Indian Constitution

The Indian Constitution Making of the Constitution Legacies of British Rule Constituent

Assembly Constitutional Development Salient features of the Indian Constitution

Unit 1
Preamble Fundamental Rights Directive Principles of State Policy and their relationship
Fundamental Duties Impact of Socio Economic factors on Indian Polity.

Structure and functions of Union Government Legislative, Executive, Judiciary and their

relationship State Governments Legislative, Executive and Judiciary and their relationship
Unit 2
Types of Legislatures Unicameral, Bicameral, Executive Parliamentary, Presidential,

Judiciary Judicial Review and Judicial Activism.

Centre State relations between Indian Union and States Administrative, Legislative and

Financial Need for Reforms Recommendations of Rajmannar, Sarkaria, M.M. Punchchi and
Unit 3
Sri Krishna Commissions Role of NITI Aayog Is India a Federal or Unitary System? Powers
and Functions of Constitutional Bodies UPSC, State Public Service Commissions, CAG.

Amendment Process to the Constitution Centralization Vs Decentralization Constitutional

Review Commission, Community Development Progrmmes Grass root Democracies Local

Unit 4
Governments Rural and Urban 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Acts and their

Implementation. 5/13

Unit 5 Party Systems National, Regional Types of Party Systems One Party, Bi Party, Multi -

Party Regionalism and Sub Regionalism Demand for New States Threats to National

Integration Elections Election Process Role of Election Commission Need for Reforms

Voting Behaviour

Social Movements and Welfare Mechanisms Agrarian, Civil Liberties, Women, Tribals, Dalits

and Environmental Need for Reforms for SCs, STs and BCs Prevention of SCs and STs
Unit 1
Atrocities Act National and States SCs STs and BCs Commissions Women Commission

Minorities Commissions Human Rights Commission RTI Lokpal and Lok Ayukt.


Section I

Planning In India & Indian Economy

National and Per Capita Income of India Trends; Sectoral Contribution; Income Inequalities;
Unit 1
Human Development Indicators Importance and Measurement.

Indian Economic Planning Characteristics Types Objectives Achievements and Failures

Unit 2 Vision and Strategy for the Twelth Plan Economic reforms and liberalization Origin of

Economic Crisis Role of Public and Private Sectors.

Poverty and Unemployment in India-Concepts-Magnitude-Measurement Causes; Measures

for Irradiation of Poverty; Unemployment Nature Types Causes Government Policy for
Unit 3
Solving Unemployment MGNREGS; Income inequalities causes measurement Remedial


Monetary Policy Objectives Functions of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Control of Credit
Unit 4
Structure of Indian Banking Financial Sector Reforms

Trends in Revenue and Expenditures of the Central and State Governments Indias Public
Unit 5
Debt Analysis of the Union Budget.

Section II

Land Reforms & Social Changes In Andhra Pradesh After Independance 6/13


Genesis of Land Reforms Abolositon of Intermediaries Tenancy Reforms Land ceiling in

Unit 1
Andhra Pradesh.

Structure of the Andhra Pradesh Economy Sectoral and Regional Analysis The Extent of
Unit 2
Poverty Agricultural Inputs and Technology.

Demographic Features and Social Backwardness Literacy and Occupational Structure

Unit 3 Changes in the Sectoral Distribution of Income and Employment Socio -Political and
Economic Empowerment of Women.

State Finances and Budgetary Policies Trends in Revenue and Expenditures of State
Unit 4
Government Public Debt Analysis of the State Budget.

Five Year Plans of Andhra Pradesh Outlays; Regional Imbalances Development Strategies
Unit 5
in Andhra Pradesh.

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Section III

Andhra Pradesh Economy, Present Status Its Strengths And Weaknesses

Growth and structure of industries in Andhra Pradesh, factories, small and tiny sectors, their
Unit 1
composition and growth problems remedial measures

Agricultural growth in Andhra Pradesh Trends in agricultural output and productivity

Unit 2
Agricultural Price Policy Public Distribution in Andhra Pradesh.

Regional disparities in income, industrial output, irrigation, health and education in Andhra
Unit 3

Agricultural credit in Andhra Pradesh Sources of Rural Credit Institutional and non
Unit 4 institutional -Co operative Credit societies Micro Finance and Development Adequacy of

Unit 5 Service sector in Andhra Pradesh with special reference to Power, Transport & 7/13

Communication, Tourism & IT Sectors.



Role And Impact Of Science And Technology In The Development Of India

Science and TechnologyClassical and emerging areas, National Policy of Science and technology
Unit 1
and its changes, Importance of science and technology nation Building

Nation Policies of Science and Technology- energies in Policies with time, Technology Missions-

Basics in Computers in Communication and Broad-costing, Role of the information Technology

Unit 2
in rural India, Software Development in Economic Growth, Development of Nanotechnology,

Role of Nanotechnology in different areas.

Space Programme in India, its Applications with Reference to industrial, Agricultural and other
Unit 3 rural development activities; INSAR, IRS, EDUSAT, Chandrayan, Mangalayan and other futures
Programmes,a role of Space Programme in Agriculture and Rural Development.

Energy Resources: Energy demands, Indian Energy Sciences Conventional energy powers,
Unit 4 Tharmal, renewable energy resources, Solar, wind, Bio and wasted based, energy policies
Geotharmal and Tidel Sources, energy Policies in India, energy security.

Current Science & Technology Developments in India, Global Warming and Climate change,

Unit 5 Floods, Cyclones and Tsunami, Natural and Manmade Disasters, Tsunami, Mobilization and

Section -II

Biological Resources, Human Welfare And Modern Trends In Life Sciences

Biological Resources: Plants, animals and Microbes. Outline classification of plants, animals

and microorganisms. Microbial resources history of fermentation development, industrially

Unit 1
important fermentation products (antibiotics, organic acids, alcohols, vitamins, amino acids.

Insulin, growth hormones, Recombinant vaccines.

Unit 2 Plants and Animal Resources: Plants and ecosystem services. Uses of plants -food, fodder,
medicine and fibres and other products. Cultivated plants origin and Indian natives. 8/13

Poisonous plants. Animals -wild and domesticated. Usefulness of animals for mankind for food
and medical advancements.

Human diseases -microbial infections. Common infections and preventive measures.

Introduction to bacterial, viral, protozoal and fungal infections. Basic knowledge of infections -
Unit 3
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.

Enzymes and Plasmids. Tissue culture methods and applications. Stem Cell Research.
Unit 4 Biotechnology in agriculture Bio -pesticides, Bio -fertilizers, Bio -fuels, Genetically modified

crops. Animal husbandry transgenic animals. Biotechnology in Environmental cleanup -


Vaccines: Introduction to immunity, Fundamental concepts in vaccination and traditional

methods of vaccine production (production of DPT and Rabies vaccine), Production of Modern
Unit 5
Vaccines (production of Hepatitis vaccine), and Applications of immunological methods in

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Section III:

Ecology, Natural Resources And Environmental Issues

Ecosystems and Biodiversity: Ecology and its Domain. Ecosystem structure and function.
Energy flow in ecosystems productivity and types of food chains. Principles of
biogeochemical cycling. Types of Ecosystems terrestrial biomes (Forests, deserts, grass lands
and tundra) and aquatic ecosystems. Biodiversity: Nature genetic, species and ecosystem
diversity and value economic values (food, fiber, medicine) and eco -centric values. Global

biodiversity hot spots. Threats to Biodiversity. Biodiversity conservation in situ and ex situ .

Natural Resources: Types of Natural resources renewable and Non renewable. Forest
resources. Fishing resources. Agriculture and Horticulture. Fossil Fuels coal, petroleum and
Natural Gas. Mineral resources. Water resources Types, Water shed management. Land

resources types of soils and soil reclamation. Non conventional energy resources.

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, factors affecting solid waste generation, impacts of solid waste, recycling and
reuse. 9/13

UNIT 4 Global Environmental issues and role of information Technology in Environment and Human
Health: Global warming, Ozone layer depletion, Acid rain. Climate change and its impacts.

Environmental legislation: International Law. Montreal protocol, Kyoto protocol, United

Nations Framework Convention on Climate change, CITES. Environmental (Protection) act. Air
UNIT 5 (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act. Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act,
Water pollution Cess Act, Forest conservation Act, Biodiversity Bill of India. Sustainable


Paper- V:

Data Interpretation And Problem Solving

1. Data Analytical Interpretation of statistical Data, Study of Graphs and Charts Bar graphs, Line
Analysis graphs and Pie- charts and drawing conclusions.

a) Mensuration- Geometryb) Time and Work, Speed -Time Distance, Simple and Compound

Interest, Calendar and Clock Problems, Blood Relation-Ship and Seating arrangement
c) Quantitative Aptitude Number system, Number Sequences, Series, Averages, Ratio and
Proportion, Profit and Loss.
using the
d) Coding and Decoding problems: A given word or Group of Letters in English are to be
coded are decoded based on the given code (s)

A duly structured situation will be presented to the candidates and they will be asked to
analyze and suggest their own solution to the problem arising out of situation. Alternatively,
they may be called upon to prove the understanding of the situation by answering certain
searching questions based on the situation

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APPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern

Subject Maximum Marks

Screening Test General Studies & Mental Ability (Objective Type)

2 150
150 Questions

Written Examination(Conventional Type) A. Compulsory Subjects: 3 hours for 150 marks for each

General English each exam 10/13

Paper-I General Essay

Paper-II History & Indian Constitution

Paper-III Indian Economy & A.P Economy

Paper-IV Science & Technology

Paper-V Data appreciation and interpretation

Total - 750

Oral Test (Interview) - 75

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Interview/Oral Test:

Candidates who appeared and found eligible in Main exam will be called for Interview which carries 75

marks. In this Interview, the board will test the candidates attitude and decision-making skills.

Some Important Points Related To Exam:

There will be a Screening Test (Objective type) consisting General Studies and Mental Ability and this test
is meant for selecting the number of applicants to be admitted to the Written (Conventional Type)

Examination i.e., consisting of six necessary papers.

Papers except for General English may be answered in English or Telugu or Urdu elected by the

contenders though, an applicant is not permitted to write part of the paper in English and part of it in

Telugu or Urdu.

The General English test is for qualifying one and the standard of this exam is that of 10th and minimum

qualifying marks in this test are 40% for Open Category, 35% for Backward Classes and 30% for other,

these marks are not counted for Ranking.

Aspirants must appear for all the papers in Main examination and Oral test, who qualified for the same

and absence in any of the above, will be responsible for disqualification.

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APPSC Group 1 Exam Books:

Name of Book Author

Vijeta Competitions
APPSC General Studies & Mental Ability English Medium
Editorial Board 11/13

APPSC Group-I Mains Paper-1 General Essays E Suresh reddy and A

Usha Rani

APPSC Bifurcation Of Andhra Pradesh Problems ( Andhra Pradesh Vibhajana Vijeta Competitions
Savallu ) [ TELUGU MEDIUM ] Editorial Board

Vijeta Competitions
APPSC General Studies And Mental Ability -[ TELUGU MEDIUM ]
Editorial Board

Bifurcation Of Andhra Pradesh [ TELUGU MEDIUM ]

Vijeta competitions
Andhra Pradesh Geography For APPSC ( TELUGU MEDIUM )
editorial board

Vijeta Competitions
Current Affairs & General Awareness [ English Medium ]
Editorial Board

Moral Stories-1 (Moral Stories) Vishv Books

APPSC Group-I Mains Paper-1 General Essays Paperback 2011 E Suresh reddy

Social And Cultural History Of ANDHRA PRADESH [ ENGLISH MEDIUM ] Mansoor Hussain

APPSC General Studies & Mental Ability English Vijeta Competitions

A.P State Govt And Indian Govt Schemes [English Medium] Annapurna Experts



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