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ANDHRA PRADESH PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION GROUP-I SERVICES EXAM Syllabus 

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SCHEME OF EXAMINATION FOR  GROUP-I SERVICES :- 
1. SCREEING TEST - WRITTEN EXAMINATION (OBJECTIVE TYPE)
2. MAINS - WRITTEN EXAMINATION (DESCRIPTIVE TYPE)
3. INTERVIEW

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Screening Test (Objective Type) Paper - I
General Studies - This paper consists of 04 parts, each part carries 30 marks
A. History and Culture.
B. Constitution polity, Social Justice and International relations.
C. Indian and Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning.
D. Geography.
Screening Test (Objective Type) Paper -II
General Aptitude : This paper consists 2 parts, 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

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DETAILED SYLLABUS :

PAPER - I 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, Indias Freedom Movement,
Revolutionaries in India and Abroad.
6. Mahatma Gandhi, his thoughts, Principles and Philosophy. Important Satyagrahas, the Role of Sardar Patel, Subash Chandra bose 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 upto 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.Indias 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 achievementsof planning - NITI Ayog  and its approach to economic development – Growth and distributive justice - Economic
development Human Development Index–Indias 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 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  -Governments 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,  A
irmasses  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  analyzingemotions,  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   Conce rns   - National Cyber Crime Policy.
20. Technology  in  Space  &  Defence:  Evolution  of  Indian Space  Programme;  Indian  Space Research   Organization   (ISRO) — its   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:  Indias  existing  energy  needs  and  deficit;  Indias  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 Indias  commitment;  For est  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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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