APPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern 2020
APPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern 2020 - APPSC releases APPSC Group 2 2020 exam pattern in official notification. The APPSC Group 2 exam pattern 2020 will contain duration of exam, total marks, subjects, mode and more. The exam pattern for APPSC Group 2 2020 will be different for prelims and main exam. The screening test comprises 150 objective type questions of 150 marks with a time duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes. As per the APPSC Group 2 paper pattern 2020, 1/3rd of the total marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) will conduct the APPSC Group 2 Exam 2020 tentatively in December 2020. Along with knowing the APPSC Group 2 exam pattern 2020 one should also know APPSC Group 2 syllabus to ensure their chances of qualifying exam. APPSC will release the official notification of APPSC Group 2 exam on the official website- psc.ap.gov.in. Read the article to get details of the APPSC Group 2 2020 exam pattern.
Latest - APPSC will release APPSC Group 2 Application Form by November, 2020
APPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern 2020 for Prelims Exam
The questions asked in the APPSC Group 2 screening test will be from Current affairs, Economic Development of India, The constitution of India etc.
Each question of the screening test carries 1 mark.
There will be a total of 150 questions, making it a total of 150 marks.
The exam will be held in pen and paper mode.
The exam duration will be 2 hours 30 minutes.
APPSC Group 2 Prelims Exam Pattern 2020
Number of question
General Studies and Mental Ability
Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh & Indian Constitution
Planning and Economy
APPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern 2020 for Mains Exam
The APPSC Group 2 exam pattern 2020 for the mains will be based on the sections as mentioned in the table below. There will be 3 papers in the mains exam and each paper will consist of 150 marks.
APPSC Group 2 Main Exam Pattern 2020
Number of question
General Studies & Mental Ability
1. Social History of Andhra Pradesh i.e., the History of Various Social and Cultural Movements in Andhra Pradesh 2. General Overview of the Indian Constitution
Planning in India and Indian Economy Contemporary Problems and Developments in Rural Society with Special Reference to Andhra Pradesh.
APPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern 2020 for Practical Test
As per APPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern 2020, there are 4 parts in the practical test. Candidates can check the table below to know about the practical test.
APPSC Group 2 Practical Test Pattern 2020
Types of Questions
Typing a letter/passage/paragraph in MS-Word (100- 150 words)
Preparation of a Table/Graph in MS-Excel
Preparation of PowerPoint Presentations/Slides
(Two) on MS-PowerPoint
Creation and manipulation of databases
Displaying the content of E-mail (Inbox)
Apart from knowing the APPSC Group 2 exam pattern 2020, candidates must also be aware about the syllabus for both the preliminary as well as mains section. In the following table, candidates can check the subjects, topics related to both the exams.
APPSC Group 2 Syllabus for Screening Test
Issues of National and International importance in politics,
Economic Development of India
Role of Agriculture and Green Revolution in India, Globalization, Labour Policies of Union and State Governments,
Economy in Medieval India,
Pre-independence economy, Economic disparities between regions and population categories 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
Current affairs, international, national and regional.
Events of national and international importance.
Geography of India with focus on Andhra Pradesh
Economic development in India since independence.
Paper 2 - Social and Cultural History of Andra Pradesh
Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh, Geographical Features of Andhra,The Satavahanas, Its Impact on History and Culture, Prehistory, Events leading to the Formation of Andhra Pradesh State, Socio-Economic and Religious Conditions,Visalandhra
Ikshvakus, Literature, Art and Architecture The Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi etc.
General overview of the Indian Constitution
Features of Indian Constitution, Preamble, National, Regional, One Party, Bi-Party, Multi-Party
Systems, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy and their relationship, Regionalism and Sub-Regionalism etc.
Paper 3 - Planning in India and Indian Economy
Causes for failure of different Plans, Regulation of the Economy, Concept of Money and measures of money supply, New economic reforms 1991. Creation of credit by Commercial
Economy of Andhra Pradesh
Industries in Andhra Pradesh, Growth and structure of industries, Role of Small Scale and Cottage Industries, Economic policies of A.P including industrial and implementation and mission-based development state Government. etc.
The best way of knowing the complete APPSC Group 2 exam pattern 2020 is by solving the previous year papers. Practising the last year’s question papers also helps in improving the exam preparation. Candidates have to obtain the below qualifying marks in both screening test and main exam to pass the exam.
Qualifying cut off
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - APPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern 2020
Question: Is there negative marking in APPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern 2020?
Yes, there is negative marking of 1/3rd per wrong answer in both the preliminary as well as the main exam.
Question: How many stages are there in the APPSC Group 2 exam?
There are 3 stages in the APPSC group 2 exam.
Question: What are the cut off marks of APPSC Group 2?
You can check the cut off marks here - APPSC Group 2 Cut off
Question: Is there an interview in the APPSC Group 2 exam?
No there is no interview in APPSC Group 2.
Question: Which job comes under APPSC Group 2 recruitment?
The jobs which come under this recruitment are - Municipal Commissioner Grade 3, Mandal Revenue Officer, Co-operative Sub-Registrar, Assistant Labour Officer, Assistant Commercial Tax Officer etc.