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APPSC Group 4, Group 2, Group 1 Syllabus 2016, Study Material & Books


APPSC Group 4, Group 2, Group 1 Syllabus

APPSC Group 4, Group 2, Group 1 Syllabus
APPSC Group 4, Group 2, Group 1 Syllabus 2016: Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) conducts Group 4, 2, 1 exam for recruitment of various posts. APPSC Group 4, Group 2, Group 1 Syllabus is necessary to candidates who are preparing for the APPSC exam. Candidates who are going to appear in APPSC exam they should know about the complete syllabus of the exam. Here in this portion we are telling you about the APPSC Group 4, 2,1 Syllabus, APPSC exam pattern and Study Material, preparation Material, Books & Tips let’s have a look…

APPSC Group 4, Group 2, Group 1 Syllabus

Aspirants who want to crack APPSC exam it is necessary to know about the complete APPSC exam pattern and Syllabus. APPSC Group 1 Exam is conducted in 3 Stages:
  • Preliminary Examination (Objective paper)
  • Main’s Examination (Conventional Type)
  • Interview / Oral Test

APPSC Group 4 Syllabus

APPSC Group 4 Written examination will consist of two papers:
  • Paper I
  • Paper II
Paper I (SSC Standard):
  • Economics
  • Physical Science
  • Natural Science
  • Current Affairs
  • Reasoning and Analytical Ability
  • Basic things about
  • Disaster Management
  • Economic Growth and Development – Indicators of Economic Development – Characteristic Features of Developing Countries like India.
  • National Income - Concepts of National Income – GNP – NNP – Percapita Income – Disposable Income – Estimation of National Income – Trends in National Income – Structural Changes in Indian Economy – Sectoral Distribution of GDP.
  • Planning and Economic Reforms in India – Meaning of Planning – Objectives – India’s Five 2 Year Plans –NITI AYOG – Twelth Five Year Plan – Eradication of Poverty and Reduction of unemployment Programmes.
  • Environment and Sustainable Development – Concepts of Environment – Linkages Between Environment and Economy – Environmental Pollutions – Types – Measures to Control Pollution – Sustainable Economic Development.
  • Economy of Andhra Pradesh – Economic History of Andhra Pradesh – Characteristic features – Demographic features – Occupational Distribution of workforce – Development of Agricultural Sector, Industry and Service Sectors – Welfare measures - Civics and Geography

Physical Science:
  • Heat Light
  • Electricity Magnetism
  • Chemical equitation and reaction
  • Acids, Basis and Salts
  • Structure of Atom, Classification of Elements
  • Chemical bonding
  • Carbon 3 it Compounds
  • Metallurgy (SSC Standard only)
Natural Science:
  • Introduction to living organisms. Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cells. Structure, reproduction and uses of bacteria. Nature of viruses.
  • Common diseases caused by bacteria and viruses. Plant kingdom, Fungi and Animal Kingdom -salient features of algae, fungi, bryophytes, pteridophytes, gymnosperms, invertebrates and vertebrates
  • Human Physiology
  • Uses of plants in food, fibre and medicine
  • Crop plants. Uses of animals in food and medicine.
Paper II: (Secretarial Abilities)
  • Mental Ability (Verbal and non- verbal)
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Comprehension
  • Re-arrangement of sentences with a view to improve analysis of a passage
  • Numerical and Arithmetical abilities.
  • Descriptive Passage
  • Logical Passage
  • Narrative Passage
Paper II: General Studies

APPSC Group 4 Exam Pattern:

For Intermediate Standard:

No.of Questions
Maximum Marks
General Studies
150 Minutes
Concerned Subject
150 Minutes

For S.S.C. Standard:

No.of Questions
Maximum Marks
General Studies
150 Minutes
Secretarial Abilities
150 Minutes

APPSC Group 2 Syllabus for Paper I
General Science
  • Current Events of National and International Importance
  • History of India
  • India and World Geography
  • General Mental Ability
  • Indian National Movement
  • Social, Economic and Political Aspects
  • 19th Century Resurgence, Growth of Nationalism
  • Attainment of Independence
  • Geography of India
  • Indian Agricultural
  • Natural Resources
  • Physical, Social and Economic Geography of the Country etc
APPSC Group 2 Syllabus for Paper II
  • Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh
  • History of Various Social and Cultural movements in Andhra Pradesh
  • Buddhism and Jainism
  • Establishment of British Rule
  • Andhra Mahasabha
  • Formation of Andhra Pradesh
  • General overview of the Indian Constitution
  • Salient features
  • Distinctive features of Indian Federation
  • Community development experiment
  • Unicameral and Bicameral Legislatures etc
APPSC Group 2 Syllabus for Paper III
  • Planning in India and Indian Economy
  • Planning in Indian Economy
  • Endowment of Natural Resources
  • Money Banking and Public Finances
  • Human Capital
  • Contemporary Problems
  • Developments in Rural Society with special reference to AP
  • National Income & Main Sectors of Economy
  • Five-year plans of AP
  • Growth and Structure of Industries in Andhra Pradesh
  • Structure of Agricultural Output etc

APPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern


150 Minutes
Written Test


APPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2016

APPSC Group 1 Prelims Syllabus:
  • Contemporary Developments in Science and Technology
  • Current Events of National and International Importance
  • History of India & Social, Economic, Cultural and Political aspects
  • AP Indian National Movement
  • World Geography and Geography of India with a focus on AP
  • Indian polity and Economy
  • Country’s Political System
  • Rural Development
  • Planning & Economic Reforms in India
  • Mental Ability & Reasoning etc.

APPSC Group 1 Mains Syllabus

Main examination consists of five conventional type papers with degree standard syllabus and one General English paper with S.S.C standard syllabus.

APPSC Group 1 Mains syllabus for General English
  • Comprehension
  • Precis-writing
  • Re-arrangement of sentences
  • Correction of sentences
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Filling in the blanks
  • Correction of spellings
  • Vocabulary and usage
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Verb tenses
  • Prepositions
  • Active voice and Passive voice
  • Parts of speech
Paper I (General Essay)

 Crisis management, Social problems, Analysis and solutions
 Current events of national and international importance
 Current events relating to State of Andhra Pradesh

Paper II

History & Cultural heritage of India
Indus Civilization
Advent of Islam and its impact
20th-Century history of India
Social History of Andhra Pradesh
Social and Cultural movements in Andhra Pradesh
General overview of the Indian Constitution etc.

Paper III

Section I
 India & Indian Economy Planning.
Section II
 Social changes in Andhra Pradesh after independence.
Section III
National and Per Capita Income and Human Development
Section IV
 AP state economy, current status, weaknesses & strengths

Paper IV

Section I
 Role and Impact of Science and Technology in the Development of India
Section II
 General Awareness with the Modern Trends in Life Sciences
Section III
 Development & Environment Problems

Paper V

Section I
Data Appreciation and Interpretation
Section II
Data Presented in the Tabular Form in Graphical etc
Section III
Problem solving – Duly Structured
Section IV
Questions based on the Situation etc.

APPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern 2016
Preliminary Examination:

The preliminary exam is a screening test which is conducted to shortlist the candidates for the next stage of examination.
  • The exam consists of one objective type paper.
  • Minimum qualifying marks will be given for reservation candidates as per the rules.
  • Preliminary Examination Subjects, Maximum marks, Time duration details given below:
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Time Duration
General Studies & Mental Ability
(Objective Type)
2½  Hours

Main Examination Subjects, Maximum marks, Time duration details given below:

Maximum Marks
Time Duration
General English (Conventional Type)
3 Hours Time Duration for all conventional type Papers
Paper -  I
General Essay

 Paper -II
i. History & Cultural heritage of India with emphasis on 20th century history of India.
ii. Social history of Andhra Pradesh i.e., the history of various social and cultural movements in Andhra Pradeshiii. General overview of the Indian Constitution
Paper -III
i) Planning in India & Indian Economy
ii) Land Reforms and social changes in Andhra Pradesh after independenceiii) Andhra Pradesh’s Economy,present status
Paper -IV
The role and impact of Science &Technology in the development of India with emphasis on the applied aspects
ii) General awareness with the modern trends in life sciences.iii) Development and environmental problems
Paper – V
i) Data appreciation and interpretation
ii) The candidates will be asked to draw their own conclusion from the data presented in the tabular form in graphical or otherwiseiii) Problem solving – duly structured situation will be presented to the candidates and they will be asked to suggest their own solutions to the problem arising out of situation. Alternatively, they may be called upon to prove the understanding of the situation by answering certain searching questions based on thesituation

APPSC Group 1,2,4 Study Material

APPSC Online Books for Group (1, 2, 4)

Name of the books
Author Name
Advanced History of India
R.C. Majumdar – Raya Choudhari
Social Cultural and Economic History of India
S.C. RayaChoudhary
Social Reforms in Modern India
V.A. Narayan
Technology of Nano materials
N . Balakrishna Rao,
Environmental Studies
Manoj Tiwar
General Studies for GROUP 1 & 2 (English Medium)
VIjetha Pulications
Tata McGraw Hill
LaxmiKanth (english)
for Telugu Medium
Krishna Reddy
AP History
Fundamentals of Mathematical Statistics
S.C. Gupta and V.K. Kapoor, Sultan Chand
Quantitative Aptitude
R.S. Aggarwal
Analytical Reasoning
M.K. Panden

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  1. any individual can apply for post in group 2 and group 4


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