APPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern 2019 - Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) prescribes the exam pattern of APPSC Group 2 exam. APPSC Group 2 exam is conducted in 3 stages- Screening Test, Mains Exam and practical test. The screening test comprises of objective type test carrying 150 marks. As per previous year’s notification the screening-test was conducted for 2 hours and 30 minutes where candidates have to answers 150 questions.
The mains exam of APPSC Group 2 consists of 3 papers – paper 1 (General Studies and Mental Ability), paper 2 (Social and Cultural History of Andra Pradesh and General overview of the Indian Constitution), paper 3 (Planning in India and Indian Economy Contemporary problems and Developments in Rural Society with special reference to Andhra Pradesh). APPSC Group 2 exam pattern 2019 for practical type carries 50 marks. Read below the details about APPSC Group 2 exam pattern 2019 below.
APPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern 2019 – Screening test
The questions asked in the screening test comprises of current affairs, Constitution of India, Economic Development of India etc.
The time alloted for answer APPSC Group 2 screening test is 150 minutes.
Each question carries 1 mark and there are total 150 questions.
Total marks alloted to this section is 150
Structure of APPSC Group 2 Screening Tests
Name of Exam
Duration of exam
Number of question
2 hours 30 minutes
APPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern 2019 – Mains exam
The question papers are asked from three papers in mains exam- paper 1 (General Studies and Mental Ability), paper 2 (Social and Cultural History of Andra Pradesh and General overview of the Indian Constitution), paper 3 (Planning in India and Indian Economy Contemporary problems and Developments in Rural Society with special reference to Andhra Pradesh).
Each paper carries 150 marks.
There is no negative marks in this paper.
Structure of APPSC Group 2 Mains Exam
Paper 1 (General Studies and Mental Ability)
Paper 2 (Social and Cultural History of Andra Pradesh and General overview of the Indian Constitution)
Paper 3 (Planning in India and Indian Economy Contemporary problems and Developments in Rural Society with special reference to Andhra Pradesh)
APPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern 2019 - Practical Type
As per APPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern, there are 4 parts in practical test. Candidates can check the table below to know about practical test.
Types of Questions
Typing a letter/passage/paragraph in MS-Word (100- 150 words)
Preparation of a Table/Graph in MS-Excel
Preparation of Power Point Presentations/Slides
(Two) on MS-Power Point
Creation and manipulation of data bases
Displaying the content of E-mail (Inbox)
APPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2019
Candidates can check APPSC Group 2 syllabus for prelims and mains exam below.
APPSC Group 2 Syllabus for Screening Test
Name of exam
Issues of National and International importance in politics,
Economic Development of India
Globalization, Labour Policies of Union and State Governments,
Role of Agriculture and Green Revolution in India,
Economic disparities between regions and population categories,
Economy in Medieval India, preIndependence Indian economy etc.
Constitution of India with emphasis on Federalism, Fundamental Rights,
Fundamental duties, Union and State Governments, Judiciary, Judicial Review,
Local Government, Directive Principles of State Policy
APPSC Group 2 Syllabus for Mains Exam
Paper 1 - General Studies and Mental Ability
Events of national and international importance.
Current affairs, international, national and regional.
Economic development in India since independence.
Geography of India with focus on Andhra Pradesh etc.
Paper 2 - Social and Cultural History of Andra Pradesh
Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh, Geographical Features of
Andhra, Its Impact on History and Culture, Pre-History, The Satavahanas, Events leading to the Formation of Andhra Pradesh State, Visalandhra
Ikshvakus, Socio-Economic and Religious Conditions, Literature, Art and Architecture The Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi etc.
General overview of the Indian Constitution
Features of Indian Constitution, Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy and their relationship, National, Regional, One Party, Bi-Party, Multi-Party
Systems, Regionalism and Sub-Regionalism etc.
Paper 3 - Planning in India and Indian Economy
Causes for failure of different Plans, New economic reforms 1991. Regulation of the Economy, Concept of Money and measures of money supply, Creation of credit by Commercial
Economy of Andhra Pradesh
Economic policies of A.P including industrial and implementation and mission based development state Government. Industries in Andhra Pradesh, Growth and structure of industries, Role of Small Scale and Cottage Industries etc.