APPSC Group 1, 2 Revised Syllabus 2019 New Changes Exam Pattern

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC), Vijayawada has released the revised syllabus for the APPSC Group 1 & 2 Syllabus services general recruitment process. The APPSC Group 1 & 2 Syllabus details are available on the official website of the Commission. The syllabus can be accessed from the official website, The APPSC Group 1 & 2 Syllabus prelims mains have been provided on separate links on the website. APPSC Group 1 & 2 Syllabusis below here.

APPSC Group 1 Prelims Syllabus 2019:

Paper 1: General Studies:

Topics covered in APPSC Group 1 Syllabus in Telugu are as follows:

  1. A) History & Culture:
1. Indus Valley Civilization: Features, Sites, Society, Cultural History, Art and Religion.

Vedic Age- Mahajanapadas, Religions-Jainism and Buddhism.

2.The Maghadas, the Mauryan , Foreign invasions on India and their impact,

The Kushans. The Sathavahanas the Sangam Age, the Sungas, the Gupta

Empire -their Administration- Social, Religious and Economic conditions-Art,

Architecture, Literature, Science and Technology.

3. The kanauj and their contributions, South Indian Dynasties – The Badami

Chalukayas, the Rastrakutas, the Kalyani Chalukayas, the Cholas, the

Hoyasalas, the Kakatiyas and Reddis.

4. The Delhi Sultanate, Vijaynagar Empire and the Mughal Empire, the Bhakti

Movement and Sufism.

5. Important Dynasties of concerned State- their rulers – Administration,

Economy, Society, Religion, Literature, Arts and Architecture.

6. The European Trading companies in India- their struggle for supremacywith

special reference to Bengal, Madras, Mysore, Andhra and Telangana,

Governor-Generals and Viceroys added in APPSC Group 1 Syllabus

7. Indian War of Independence of 1857 – Origin, Nature, causes, consequences

and significance with special reference to Concerned State, Religious and

Social Reform Movements in 19th century in India and Concerned State,

India’s Freedom Movement, Revolutionaries in India and Abroad.

8. Mahatma Gandhi, his thoughts, Principles and Philosophy. Important

Satyagrahas, the Role of Sardar Patel in Freedom Movement and Post –

independence consolidation added in APPSC Group 1 Syllabus

9. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, his life and contribution to making of Indian

Constitution, India after Independence – Reorganization of the States in



B) Constitution, Polity, Social Justice And International Relations:

10. Indian Constitution: Evolution, features, Preamble, Fundamental Rights,

Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy, Amendments,

Significant Provisions and Basic Structure.

11. Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States, Parliament and

State Legislatures: Structure, Function, Power and Privileges. Issues and

challenges pertaining to Federal Structure: Devolution of Power and

Finances up to local levels and Challenges therein.

12. Constitutional Authorities: Powers, Functions and Responsibilities.
13. Panchayati Raj added in APPSC Group 1 Syllabus
14. Public Policy and Governance.
15. Impact of Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization on Governance.
16. Statutory, Regulatory and Quasi-judicial bodies.
17. Rights Issues (Human rights, Women rights, SC/ST rights, Child rights)


18. India’s Foreign Policy — International Relations — Important Institutions,

Agencies and Fora, their structure and mandate.

19. Important Policies and Programmes of Central and State Governments



(C) Indian And Andhra Pradesh Economy And Planning:

20. Economic development in India since Independence- role of planning, Niti

Ayog, India’s economic problems such as poverty and unemployment,

agrarian crisis, irrigation and water, sustainable development, inflation and

balance of payments, growth with stability, growth with Social justice

21. Centre State relations – Finance Commissions, Sharing of Resources

between Centre and States – implications of GST sharing –

Decentralization added in APPSC Group 1 Syllabus

22. India’s Economic reforms –Banking, Financial, trade and social sector; New

challenges in a Globalized context – Global competition, Financial market

instabilities, FDI flows, Impact of GST on Commerce and Industry.

23. Trends and patterns in structure of population over time – growth rate,

gender, rural-urban migration, literacy, regional – Physical Quality of Life

Index. Human Development Index, Human Poverty Gender Development

Index, National Happiness Index.

24. Environmental degradation and challenges – Sustainable Development and

Environment Protection.

25. Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social,

Cultural, Political, and legal implications – Implications to financial resources

of state government added in APPSC Group 1 Syllabus

26. Growth of post-bifurcation infrastructure development and opportunities for

investments, Cultural demographic impact – irrigation projects and their

impact on agriculture – Poverty Alleviation and Social Welfare Programmes.

27. Employment potential in Andhra Pradesh – Skill Development Programmes –

Government initiatives



(D) Geography:

28. General Geography: Earth in Solar system, Motion of the Earth, Concept of

time, Season, Internal Structure of the Earth, Major landforms and their

features. Atmosphere-structure and composition, elements and factors of

Climate, Airmasses and Fronts, atmospheric disturbances, climate change.

Oceans: Physical, chemical and biological characteristics, Hydrological

Distasters, Marine and Continental resources.

29. Physical: World, India and concerned State : Major physical divisions,

Earthquakes, landslides, Natural drainage, climatic changes and regions,

Monsoon, Natural Vegetation, Parks and Sanctuaries, Major Soil types, Rocks

and Minerals added in APPSC Group 1 Syllabus

30. Social: World, India and concerned State : distribution, density, growth, Sex-ratio,

Literacy, Occupational Structure, SC and ST Population, Rural-Urban

components, Racial, tribal, religious and linguistic groups, urbanization, migration

and metropolitan regions.

31. Economic: World, India and concerned State: Major sectors of economy,

Agriculture, Industry and Services, their salient features. Basic Industries-Agro,

mineral, forest, fuel and manpower based Industries, Transport and Trade,

Pattern and Issues




Paper -II – General Aptitude:

General Mental Ability, Administrative And Psycological Abilities:

1. Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability.
2. Number Series, Coding —Decoding.
3. Problems related to Relations.
4. Shapes and their Sub-sections, Venn Diagram
5. Problems based on Clocks, Calendar and Age.
6. Number system and order of Magnitude.
7. Linear Equations – in one or two Variables.
8. Ratio, proportion and variation added in APPSC Group 1 Syllabus
9. Average of mean, median, mode — including weighted mean.
10. Power and exponent, Square, Square Root, Cube Root, H.C.F. and L.C.M.
11. Percentage, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and loss.
12. Time and Work, Time and Distance, Speed and Distance.
13. Area and Perimeter of Simple Geometrical Shapes, Volume and

Surface Area of Sphere, Cone, Cylinder, cubes and Cuboids.

14. Lines, angels and common geometrical figures — properties of

transverse of parallel lines, properties of related to measure of sides of

a triangles, Pythagoras theoreth, quadrilateral, rectangle,

parallelogram, and rhombus.

15. Introduction to algebra — BODMAS, simplification of weird symbols added in APPSC Group 1 Syllabus
16. Data interpretation, Data Analysis, Data sufficiency, and concepts of
17. Emotional Intelligence: Understanding and analyzing emotions, Dimensions

of emotional intelligence, Self-motivation, Emotional stability, Managing

relations, Integrity, Self-development, Value orientation, Commitment,

Altruistic behavior, Coping with emotions, overcoming functional fixedness.

18. Empathy and Coping with stress: Sensitivity, Objectivity, Social inclination,

Social responsibility, Openness, Compassion, Optimism, Self awareness,

Self acceptance, Planning ability, Objectivity, Relaxation ability, Stability,

Reality orientation, Resilience.

19. Decision Making and Problem solving: Objectivity, Divergent thinking ability,

Perception of situation, Synthetic ability, Rationality, General intelligence,

Anticipation and consequence added in APPSC Group 1 Syllabus

20. Social Intelligence and Interpersonal skills: Sympathy, Tolerance, Healthy

distance, Patience, Cooperativeness, Sensitivity, Compassion, sense of

humour, Memory and Optimism, Reciprocality, Etiquette, Lack of prejudice.

21. Critical thinking and Creative thinking: Seeing problems, Unusual uses,

Consequences test, Inquisitiveness, Persistency, Novelty, Fluency,

Flexibility, Originality, Anticipation of consequences, Analytical abilities,

Independent thinking, Un conditionality, Analysis of the situation, Evaluation

of the situation, Reaching a conclusion.

22. Assessment of Personality: Independence, Wellbeing, Social presence, Self

control, Managerial potential, Extra version, Agreeability, trust, warmth,

assertive, Positive attitude.


(B) (i) Science And Technology:

(B) (i) Science And Technology
23. Science and Technology: Nature and Scope of Science & Technology;

Relevance of Science & Technology to the day to day life; National Policy on

Science, Technology and Innovation; Institutes and Organization in India

promoting integration of Science, Technology and Innovation, their activities

and contribution; Contribution of Prominent Indian Scientists added in APPSC Group 1 Syllabus

24. Information and Communication Technology (ICT): Nature and Scope of ICT;

ICT in day to day life; ICT and Industry; ICT and Governance – Various

government schemes promoting use of ICT, E-Governance programmes and

services; Netiquettes; Cyber Security Concerns – National Cyber Crime


25. Technology in Space & Defense: Evolution of Indian Space Programme;

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) — it’s activities and

achievements; Various Satellite Programmes — Satellites for

Telecommunication, Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS),

Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) Satellites; Satellites for defence, Eduset or

Satellites for academic purposes; Defence Research and Development

Organization (DRDO)- vision, mission and activities added in APPSC Group 1 Syllabus

26. Energy Requirement and Efficiency: India’s existing energy needs and deficit;

India’s Energy Resources and Dependence, Energy policy of India –

Government Policies and Programmes. Solar, Wind and Nuclear energy

27. Environmental Science: Issues and concerns related to environment; Its

legal aspects, policies and treaties for the protection of environment at the

national and the international level; Biodiversity- its importance and

concerns; Climate Change, International Initiatives (Policies, Protocols) and

India’s commitment; Forest and Wildlife – Legal framework for Forest and

Wildlife Conservation in India; Environmental Hazards, pollution, carbon

emission, Global warming. National Action plans on Climate Change and

Disaster management. Biotechnology and Nanotechnology; Nature, Scope

and application, Ethical, Social, and Legal issues, Government Policies.

Genetic Engineering; Issues related to it and its impact on human life.

Health & Environment added in APPSC Group 1 Syllabus

B (ii) – Current Events Of Regional, National And International Importance.



APPSC Group 1 Prelims Exam Pattern 2019:


Time duration of each paper is of 120 Minutes.

Paper Subject Topics Distribution of marks No.of Questions
Paper-I General Studies (A) History & Culture

(B) Constitution, Polity, Social Justice And International Relations

(C) Indian And Andhra Pradesh Economy And Planning

D) Geography

30 marks

30 marks

30 marks

30 marks

Paper -II General Aptitude A)General Mental Ability , Administrative And Psycological Abilities

B) (i) Science And Technology

B (ii) – Current Events Of Regional, National And International Importance.

60 marks



30 Marks

30 Marks


APPSC Group 1 Mains Syllabus 2019:

General English:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Functional Grammar
  • Vocabulary Usage
  • Composition

Paper I – General Essay:

Topics covered in APPSC Group 1 Syllabus are as follows:

SECTION-I – Crisis Management, Social, Economic and Health Problems, Analysis and solutions, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Ecological intelligence.
SECTION-II –Current events, policies, schemes and programs of National and International importance.
SECTION-III –Current events, policies, schemes, and programs of the State of Andhra Pradesh

 Paper II:

History & Cultural Heritage of India – Section I:

  • Indus Valley Civilization
  • Pallavas of Kanchi, Chalukyas of Badami and Cholas of Tanjore.
  • Socio-Religious Reform Movements
  • Indian Nationalism.

Social-Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh – Section II:

  • Ancient Andhra
  • Medieval Andhra
  • Modern Andhra
  • Nationalist Movement in Andhra and Role of Andhra Leaders
  • Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political, and legal implications/problems

Overview of the Indian Constitution – Section III:

  • Topics covered in APPSC Group 1 Syllabus are as follows:
  • The Indian Constitution
  • Structure and functions of Union Government
  • Centre- State relations between the Indian Union and States
  • Amendment Process to the Constitution
  • Party Systems
  • Social Movements and Welfare Mechanisms

Paper III:

Planning in India and Indian Economy – Section I

National income and other macroeconomic aggregates in India.

Indian Economic Planning.

Poverty and Unemployment in India.

Monetary Policy.

India’s Economic Problems

Land Reforms & Social Changes in Andhra Pradesh After Independence – Section II

The Genesis of Land Reforms.

The Structure of the Andhra Pradesh Economy.

Demographic Features and Social Backwardness.

State Finances and Budgetary Policies.

Five Year Plans of Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh Economy, Present Status its Strengths and Weakness – Section III

Growth and structure of industries in Andhra Pradesh

Agricultural growth in Andhra Pradesh.

Regional disparities in income, industrial output, irrigation, health and education in Andhra Pradesh.

Agricultural credit in Andhra Pradesh

Growth Corridors

Mission oriented Development Strategy


Paper IV:

Role and Impact of Science And Technology in the Development of India – Section I:

  • Topics covered in APPSC Group 1 Syllabus are as follows:
  • Science and Technology
  • Nation Policies of Science and Technology
  • Space Programme in India, its Applications with Reference to industrial, Agricultural and other rural development activities
  • Energy Resources
  • Current Science & Technology Developments in India

Biological Resources, Human Welfare And Modern Trends in Life Science – Section II:

  • Biological Resources
  • Plants and Animal Resources
  • Human diseases-microbial infections
  • Introduction to Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
  • Vaccines

Ecology, Natural Resources, And Environmental Issues – Section III:

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity
  • Natural Resources
  • Environmental pollution and Solid waste management
  • Global Environmental issues and role of information Technology
  • Environmental legislation


Paper V:

  • Topics covered in APPSC Group 1 Syllabus are as follows:
  • Data Appreciation and Interpretation
  • Data Presented in the Tabular Form in Graphical etc.
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Time and Work
  • Speed -Time – Distance
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Logical reasoning problems like Calendar and Clock Problems, Blood Relationship, Seating arrangement etc.
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Number system
  • Number Sequences
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Series, Averages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Profit, loss and discount problems etc.,
  • Coding and Decoding problems: coding using Ciphers and non-ciphers.
  • Problem Solving using Venn Diagrams
  • Passage Analysis

APPSC Group 1 Mains Exam Pattern 2019:

Subject Topic Marks Time
Conventional Type(English) Essay 20 150 Minutes
Letter Writing 10
Press Release/ Appeal 10
Report Writing 15
Writing On Visual Information 15
Formal Speech (In About 150 Words) 15
Precis Writing 15
Reading Comprehension 15
English Grammar 20
Translation 15
Descriptive Type Test Paper I 150 150 Minutes
Paper II 150 150 Minutes
Paper III 150
Paper IV 150
Paper V 150
Interview 75

APPSC Group 2 Prelims Syllabus 2019:

Andhra Pradesh PSC Group 2 Syllabus

  • Current Affairs
  • Issues of National and International importance in politics
  • Economics
  • Society
  • Science, Technology, Arts, Sports, Culture and Governance.
  • 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,
  • Administration and Legislative relations between Union and State Governments
  • Scheduled and Tribal Area Administration.
  • Economic Development of India
  • Economy in Medieval India
  • pre-Independence Indian economy
  • Development Plans and Economic and Industrial Policies of Independent 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.

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.
  • Economic development in India since independence.
  • Geography of India with focus on Andhra Pradesh.
  • Disaster management: vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies, Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in the assessment of Disaster
  • Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection
  • Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation.
  • Data Analysis

Paper II

  • Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh
  • Geographical Features of Andhra, Its Impact on History and Culture
  • Pre-History
  • The Satavahanas, Ikshvakus
  • SocioEconomic and Religious Conditions
  • 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
  • Advent of Europeans
  • Trade centres- Andhra under the Company– 1857 Revolt and its impact on Andhra
  • Origin and growth of Andhra movement
  • Events leading to the Formation of Andhra Pradesh State
  • Nature of the Indian Constitution
  • Structure and functions of Indian Government

Paper III

  • Planning in Indian Economy and present states
  • Socio-Economic
  • objectives and outlays of Five Year Plans
  • alternative strategies
  • Goals and Achievements
  • Indian Economic Policies
  • Agricultural policies
  • Industrial policies since 1956
  • IT industries
  • Monetary policy of RBI
  • Availability of Natural resources and Development
  • Population- size
  • composition and growth–Trends
  • Money, Banking and Public Finance
  • Meaning and Measurements of Growth
  • Distinction between growth and development
  • National Income
  • Economy of Andhra Pradesh

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