APPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2019 – Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) has released the syllabus of APPSC Group 2. along with the notification. APPSC Group 2 exam is conducted in two stages – screening test and Mains exam. The screening test is is only qualifying in nature and candidates will need to qualify the exam stage to be shortlisted to appear for the mains exam. APPSC Group 2 Mains exam comprises three papers - Paper 1, 2 and 3. The standard of questions asked in both stages of APPSC Group 2 exam will be similar to graduation level. The detailed list of APPSC Group 2 syllabus 2019 required for the exam has been provided below.

APPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2019

APPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2019 – Screening Test

Candidates can check the syllabus of APPSC Group 2 for the screening test from the table below.



General Studies and Mental Ability

Events of national and international importance

Current affairs- international, national and regional

General Science and its applications to the day to day life

Contemporary developments in Science & Technology and Information Technology

Social- economic and political history of modern India with emphases on Indian national movement

Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, public policy, reforms and e-governance initiatives

Geography of India with focus on Andhra Pradesh

Disaster management

Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection

Logical reasoning, analytical ability and logical interpretation

Data Analysis

Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political and legal implications/problems

Section B

Socio and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh

Indian Constitution

Planning and Economy

Indian Economy and present status

Economic Policies

Resources and Development

Money, Banking and Public Finance

National Income

Economic Policies of Andhra Pradesh

Agriculture and Industrial Growth of Andhra Pradesh

Resource Development of Andhra Pradesh

APPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2019 – Mains examination

The Mains exam of APPSC Group 2 will be held to recruit candidates for the various posts of Group 2 services. The mains exam contains three papers – Paper 1, 2 and 3. The difficulty level of questions asked in the exam will be identical to that of Bachelor’s degree level. Paper 1 comprises topics from General Studies and Mental Ability. APPSC Group 2 syllabus for all papers of the Mains exam has been provided in the tables below.

APPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2019 - Paper 1 (General Studies and Mental Ability)

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Events of National and International Importance


Current Affairs: International, National and Regional


General Science and its applications in day-to-day life


Contemporary Developments in Science & Technology and Information Technology


Social-Economic and Political History of Modern India with Emphases on Indian National Movement


Indian Polity and Governance: Constitutional Issues, Public Policy, Reforms and E-governance Initiatives


Economic Development in India since Independence


Geography of India with emphases on Andhra Pradesh


Disaster Management: Vulnerability Profile, Prevention and Mitigation Strategies


Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in Assessment of Disaster


Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection


Logical Reasoning, Analytical Ability and Data Interpretation


Data Analysis:

A) Tabulation of Data

B) Visual Representation of Data

C) Basic Data Analysis (Summary Statistics Such as Mean and Variance Coefficient of Variation etc.)

D) Interpretation


Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social,
Cultural, Political, and Legal Implications/ Problems such as:

a) Loss of Capital City, Challenges in Building New Capital and it’s Financial Implications

b) Division and Rebuilding of Common Institutions

c) Division of Employees, their Relocation and Nativity Issues

d) Effect of Bifurcation on Commerce and Entrepreneurs

e) Implications to Financial Resources of State Government

f) Task of Post-bifurcation Infrastructure Development and Opportunities for Investments

g) Socioeconomic, Cultural and Demographic Impact of Bifurcation

h) Impact of Bifurcation on River Water Sharing and Consequential Issues

i) Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 and Arbitrariness of Certain Provisions

APPSC Group 2 Mains - Paper 2

APPSC Group 2 Paper 2 is bifurcated into two sections. Section I will contain questions related to ‘Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh’ while Section II will contain questions pertaining to ‘General Overview of the Indian Constitution’. Paper 2 syllabus of APPSC Group 2 is given below.

APPSC Group 2 Mains Syllabus for Paper 2



Section I: Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh

Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh

Geographical Features of Andhra

Its Impact on History and Culture

Pre-History – The Satavahanas, Ikshvakus

Socio-Economic and Religious Conditions

Literature, Art and Architecture

Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi

Society, Religion, Telugu Language, Literature, Art and Architecture

Various kingdoms that ruled Andhra Pradesh between 11th and 16th Centuries A.D Socio

Cultural and Religious conditions in Andhradesa between 11th to 16th Centuries A.D

Growth of Telugu Language, literature, Art, Architecture and Painting

Advent of Europeans

Trade centers

Andhra under the Company

1857 Revolt and its impact on Andhra

Establishment of British Rule

Socio-Cultural awakening, Justice party/ Self respect movements

Growth of Nationalist Movement in Andhra between 1885 to 1947

Role of Socialists– Communists– Anti- Zamindari and Kisan Movements

Growth of Nationalist poetry

Origin and growth of Andhra movement

Role of Andhra Mahasabhas

Prominent Leaders

Events leading to the formation of Andhra State 1953

Role of News Papers in the Andhra Movement

Events leading to the Formation of Andhra Pradesh State

Visalandhra Mahasabha

States Reorganization Commission and Its Recommendations

Gentlemen Agreement

Important Social and Cultural Events between 1956 and 2014

Section II: General Overview of the Indian Constitution

Nature of the Indian Constitution

Constitutional Development

Salient features of Indian Constitution


Fundamental Rights

Fundamental Duties

Directive Principles of State Policy and their relationship

Distinctive features

Unitary and Federal

Structure and functions of Indian Government

Legislative, Executive and Judiciary

Types of Legislatures- Unicameral, Bicameral-

Executive – Parliamentary

Judiciary- Judicial Review, Judicial Activism

Distribution of Legislative and Executive Powers between the Union and the States

Legislative, Administrative and Financial relations between the Union and the States

Powers and the Functions of Constitutional Bodies

UPSC, State Public Service Commissions, CAG and Finance Commission

Centre - State relations

Need for Reforms

Rajmannar Committee, Sarkaria Commission, M.M. Punchchi Commission

Unitary and Federal features of Indian Constitution

Amendment Process to the Constitution

Centralization vs Decentralization

Community Development Programs - Balwantray Mehta, Ashok Mehta Committees

73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Acts and their Implementation

Indian Political Parties

National, Regional

One Party, Bi-Party, Multi-Party Systems

Regionalism and Sub-Regionalism

Demand for New States

Sri Krishna Committee

National Integration-

Threats to Indian Unity

Welfare Mechanisms in India

Provisions for Scheduled Castes, Tribes and Minorities

Reservations for SCs, STs and Backward Classes

Prevention of SCs and STs Atrocities Act

National and State SCs, STs and BCs Commissions, Women’s Commission, National and State Minorities Commissions

Human Rights Commission

RTI - Lokpal and Lok Ayukt

APPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2019 - Paper 3

In Paper 3 of Mains exam, candidates will be asked questions from topics pertaining to the subject of Economy. The complete syllabus of APPSC Group 2 for Mains Paper 3 has been provided below.

Planning in India and Indian Economy

Planning in Indian Economy and present status

Socio-Economic Planning

Objectives and Outlays of Five Year Plans

Alternative Strategies

Goals and Achievements

Causes for failure of different Plans

New economic reforms 1991

Regulation of the Economy

Creation of regulatory bodies

NITI Aayog

Co-operative Federalism

Decentralization of Financial Resources

Indian Economic Policies

Agricultural Policies

Industrial Policies since 1956

IT Industries

Monetary Policy of RBI

Fiscal Policy - Objectives

Fiscal Imbalance and Deficit Finance

New Foreign Trade Policy

Current account imbalances

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

Availability of Natural resources and Development

Population- Size, Composition and Growth Trends

Occupational Distribution of Work Force

Human Development Index as a Measurement of Development

Demographic Dividend

Money, Banking and Public Finance

Concept of Money and Measures of Money Supply

Creation of Credit by Commercial Banks;

Determination of Price Level- Inflation, Its Causes and Remedies

Budget – Taxes and Non-tax Revenue

Goods and Service Tax (GST)

Meaning and Measurements of Growth

Distinction between Growth and Development

Measurement of Growth

Growth, Development and Underdevelopment

Characteristics of Underdevelopment

Stages of Development

Sources of Capital Formation – Growth strategies

Deregulation and Growth

National Income

National Income and Concepts

Gross Domestic Product

Net Domestic Product

Per Capita Income

Economy Of Andhra Pradesh

Contribution of Agriculture to Income and Employment in Andhra Pradesh

Land Reforms in Andhra Pradesh

Need for Land Reforms

Structure of Land Holdings Forest and Sown – Irrigated Area

Cropping Pattern

Sources of Agricultural Finances

Agricultural Subsidies

Public Distribution System in Andhra Pradesh

Five years plans of Andhra Pradesh


Finance in Public Sector Plans

Resource Allocation Pattern in the Five Year Plans of Andhra Pradesh under Develops after NITI Aayog

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

Structure of Co-operatives

Share of Co-operatives in Total Credit of Andhra Pradesh

Energy Management

Service sectors of Andhra Pradesh

Importance of Service Sectors of Andhra Pradesh

Composition and Growth with Special Reference to Power, Transport and Communication, Tourism and Information Technology in Andhra Pradesh

Socio-Economic welfare Programmes of Government of Andhra Pradesh


APPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern 2019

Andhra Pradesh PSC will first conduct a screening test for 150 marks. The screening test is qualifying in nature. On the basis of performance in the screening test, candidates will be shortlisted for the Mains exam. APPSC Group 2 Mains comprises three papers – 1, 2 and 3. Each of these papers will consist 150 questions and the papers will be held for 150 marks. As per the marking scheme, 1 mark is allotted for every question. Check the exam pattern of APPSC Group 2 2019 below.


Name of paper

Number of Questions

Total marks


Screening Test




2.5 hours

Paper 1

General Studies and Mental Ability



2.5 hours

Paper 2

Section I



2.5 hours

Section II

Paper 3

Planning in India and Indian Economy



2.5 hours

An economy of Andhra Pradesh





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i have completed my 10th in west bengal , from inter to graduation i have studied in ap .Am i eligible for appsc group 2

Srishti jha 25th Mar, 2020

For APPSC group 2 , you must have done your graduation from a recognizable university. As you have did your graduation so yes you are eligible for APPSC group 2 exam conducted in Andhra Pradesh . The maximum age should be upto 42 years for general . The minimum age is 18 years.

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