APPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern 2019
Supriya Kumari, 13 Sep 2018

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

Maximum Marks

Screening Test

2 hours 30 minutes

150

150

 

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

Subject 

Maximum Marks

Paper 1 (General Studies and Mental Ability)

150

Paper 2 (Social and Cultural History of Andra Pradesh and General overview of the Indian Constitution)

150

Paper 3 (Planning in India and Indian Economy Contemporary problems and Developments in Rural Society with special reference to Andhra Pradesh)

150

 

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.

Parts

Types of Questions

Marks

Part A

Typing a letter/passage/paragraph in MS-Word (100- 150 words)

15

Part B

Preparation of a Table/Graph in MS-Excel

10

Part C

Preparation of Power Point Presentations/Slides

(Two) on MS-Power Point

10

Part D

Creation and manipulation of data bases

10

Part E

Displaying the content of E-mail (Inbox)

05

Total marks

50

 

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

Subjects

Topics

Screening Test

Current Affairs

Economics,

Society,

Science,

Technology,

Issues of National and International importance in politics,

Arts,

Sports,

Culture

and

Governance.

 

Economic Development of India

Liberalizations,

Privatization,

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

Mahasabha

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

Banks etc.

 

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.

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