|APPSC Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) – General Studies and Mental Ability|
- General Science – Contemporary developments in Science and Technology and their including matters of every day observation and experience, as may be expected of a well-educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific discipline.
- Current events of national and international importance.
History of India – emphasis will be on broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic, cultural and political aspects with a focus on AP Indian National Movement.
- World Geography and Geography of India with a focus on AP.
Indian polity and Economy – including the country’s political system- rural development –Planning and economic reforms in India.
- Mental ability – reasoning and inferences.
|Disaster Management: (Source : CBSE Publications)|
- Concepts in disaster management and vulnerability profile of India / State of A.P.
- Earth quakes / Cyclones / Tsunami / Floods / Drought – causes and effects.
- Manmade disasters – Prevention strategies
- Mitigation strategies / Mitigation measures
|Main Examination (Conventional Type):|
General English (X Class Standard)
- Re-arrangement of sentences
- Correction of sentences
- Filling in the blanks
- Correction of spellings
- Vocabulary and usage
- Idioms and phrases
- Verb tenses
- Active voice and Passive voice
- 14. Parts of speech
|Paper – I:|
- Candidate should write three Essays one from each section compulsorily. Each section contains three topics. Each Essay carries 50 marks.
- Section -I: Crisis management, Social problems, Analysis and solutions.
- Section -II: Current events of national and international importance
- Section –III: Current events relating to State of Andhra Pradesh.
|Paper – II|
Section – I: History and Cultural Heritage of India With Emphasis on 20th Century History of India
- Indus Civilization
- Stages of colonialism
- Advent of Islam and its impact
- Rise and growth of Socio-Religious-cultural
- Nationalist Literature
|Section –II: Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh|
- The Satavahanas and their contribution
- Socio- Cultural and Religious conditions in Andhra Desha between 1000 AD – 1565 AD
- Modern Andhra – Socio-cultural awakening in Andhra
- Asafjahi Dynasty
- Telangana People’s Armed Struggle
- Union – Formation of Andhra Pradesh.
|Section –III: General Overview of the Indian Constitution|
- Nature of the Constitution
- Distribution of Legislative Powers between the Union and the State
- Unicameral and Bicameral Legislatures
- Functions and crises of accountability
- Amendment of the Constitution
- Welfare Mechanism in India
|Paper – III|
Section -I: Planning in India & Indian Economy
- National and per capita income and human development – Sectoral changes in the Indian Economy (GDP and work force).
- Indian Planning – Objectives, priorities, specific aims of the recent 5 year plan-experience and problems. Changes in the role of public-Private Sectors and their
- Poverty and unemployment problems– magnitude and measures initiated to ameliorate them
- Monetary policy – Structure of Indian Banking and non-banking financial institutions and reforms in them since the 1990s—regulation of credit by RBI.
- Pattern of revenue, expenditure and public debt and effects on the economy.
|Section – II: Land Reforms & Social Changes In A.P After Independence|
- Historical background of land reforms and the change in laws from time to time – Intermediaries abolition, tenancy reforms, ceilings on holdings and land issues in A.P.
- Structure of the Andhra Pradesh economy – its sectoral and regional distribution and the extent of poverty. Agricultural inputs and technology.
- Demographic features and social backwardness, literacy and occupation structure; changes in the sectoral distribution of income and employment. Socio-political and economic empowerment of women.
- State finances and budgetary policy – tax structure, sharing central taxes, expenditure pattern in revenue and capital account as well as plan and non-plan accounts. Public debt – composition – internal and external debt including World Bank loans.
- Five year plans of AP – Outlays, financing public sector plan and resource allocation pattern in the recent 5 year plan.
|Section –III: Andhra Pradesh’s Economy, Present Status, Its Strengths and Weakness:|
- Growth and structure of industries in AP; Factories, small and tiny sectors, their comparison, growth, weaknesses and problems.
- Structure of agricultural outputs. Administrated prices including support and procurement prices – Public Distribution System in Andhra Pradesh.
- Regional disparities in income, industrial output, rainfall, irrigation, health and education in AP.
- Institutional and non-institutional sources of rural credit in AP – structure and growth – cooperatives and their share in total credit – adequacy and problems.
- . Service Sector of AP – Importance, composition and growth with special reference to transport and communication, tourism and information technology.
Section -I: Role and Impact of Science and Technology In the Development Of India
- Unit 1 : National policy of science and technology and changes in the policy from time to time, Technology Missions.
- Unit 2: Space programme in India and its applications with special reference to industrial,agricultural and other rural developmental activities, INSAT and IRS systems.
- Unit 3: Role of Information Technology in Rural India, basics of computers, computers in communication and broadcasting, software development in economic growth. Broad IT applications.
- Unit 4: Energy Resources: Energy demands, renewable energy resources, nuclear energy, the development and its utilisation in the country.
- Unit 5: Current Science & Technology Developments in India, Climate change, Disaster Management (Floods, Cyclones and Tsunami); Crop science in India, Fertilisers, Control of pests and diseases – scenario in India; Drinking water and supply, urbanisation and industrial development.
|Section -II : General Awareness with the Modern Trends In Life Sciences|
- Unit 1: Progress of Agricultural Science and its impacts –
- Unit 2: Plants and human affairs, characteristics of plants, usefulness for mankind, origin of agriculture, useful and harmful plants.
- Unit 3: Introduction to and applications of Genetic Engineering & Stem Cell Research
- Unit 4: Microbial infections
|Section – III: Development & Environment Problems|
- Unit 1: Environmental Segments, Promoting Environmental Protection, The Environment (Protection) Act, Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, Water (Prevention and control of pollution) Act, Water pollution Cess Act, Forest conservation Act, Environmentalism.
- Unit 2: Natural Resources: Forest Resources – Types of Forests, Uses of Forests. Water Resources- Types of Dams, Drought Occurrences and Floods, Land Resources: Soils and Cropping patterns, Mineral resources.
- Unit 3: Eco-Systems and Bio-diversity: Terminology of Ecology, Basic Concepts of Ecology, concept of an Ecosystem, Food Chains in Eco systems, Types of Eco systems. Biodiversity and its conservation: Types of biodiversity, Hotspots of Biodiversity, threats to diversity.
- Unit 4: Environment Pollution and Solid Waste Management: Air Pollution, water pollution, Soil Pollution, Noise pollution. Solid Waste Management: Types of Solid waste, Factors affecting the solid waste generation, Impact of solid wastes, Recycling and reuse.
- Unit 5: Role of Information Technology in Environment and Human Health. Global Environmental Issues like Climate Change, Acid Rain, Global warming, Wasteland Reclamation, Watershed management, watershed approach for sustainable development.
|Paper – V|
Data Interpretation and Problem Solving
- Data appreciation and interpretation using ratios, percentages and averages.
- Drawing conclusions from the data present in tabular, graphical and diagrammatical forms and to point out deficiencies, limitations or inconsistencies therein.
- Problem solving using the following:
- Sequences and Series: Analogies of numbers and alphabets, completion of blank spaces in a:b,c,d, odd thing out, missing number in a sequence or series.
- Coding and decoding problems: A given word or group of letters in English are to be coded or decoded based on the given code(s).
- Date, time and arrangement problems: Calender and clock problems, blood relationship and seating arrangements.