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APPSC Syllabus 2023 : Prelims and Mains Group 1 Subject-Wise Syllabus

APPSC Prelims and Mains syllabus is an important aspect for candidates appearing for the exam. The syllabus is prescribed by APPSC and is usually released on the official website of the education body in PDF form.
APPSC Syllabus 2023

APPSC Syllabus 2023

APPSC Syllabus for Group 1:  Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission is all set to conduct the Group 1 Mains exam. The exam conducting body has already released the syllabus for the APPSC Mains. Meanwhile, the APPSC successfully conducted the Prelims exam on January 08, 2023, across 18 districts in India. A total of 6,455 candidates have qualified for the exam. The syllabus for Mains is prescribed by the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission. 

Candidates must know that the exam conducting body conducts several recruitment exams including the Group 1 services exam. APPSC's Mains syllabus is an important aspect for candidates to consider while preparing for the examination. In order to get desired APPSC Resulst, candidates are required to go through the syllabus thoroughly. 

The APPSC Mains exam syllabus consists of two qualifying papers and five merit-ranking papers. For the unversed, the APPSC conducts the civil service exam in three stages -  Prelims, Mains and Interview. Candidates who will clear the exam will be recruited as civil servants in the state administration of Andhra Pradesh.  Further, the exam dates for the APPSC Mains exam have already been released. The began on June 03, 2023, and will come to an end on June 10, 2023.

APPSC Syllabus for Group 1

The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission prescribed the APPSC Mains Group 1 syllabus. The syllabus has been released on the official website in PDF format. There are various positions which will be filled through the Group 1 Mains exam. The APPSC is a state-level exam which is conducted once a year. The exam is conducted in offline mode and the language of the exam is both English and Telugu. The exam is conducted in several centres across the state only. 

The Mains aim behind conducting the exam is to give executive and non-executive posts to candidates who have been shortlisted in the exam.

APPSC Prelims Group 1 Syllabus 

Paper 1: General Studies 

Culture and History 

  • The Sungas. The Gupta Empire - their Administration - Literature, Science, and Technology, Social, Economic conditions as well as Religious - Art

Indus Valley Civilisation: Society, Cultural History, Features, Sites, Religion, and Art. Vedic Age: Mahajanapadas. Religions: The Maghadas. Jainism and Buddhism. Foreign invasions on India and their impact. The Mauryans. The Satavahanas. The Kushans.  

  • Governor Generals and Viceroys. The battle for dominance among the European trading enterprises in India, specifically in relation to Bombay, Mysore, Bengal, Nizam, Andra, Madras 
  • The Kanauj and their Contributions. South Indian Dynasties include the Badami Chalukyas, the Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas, the Cholas, the Hoysalas, Reddis, and the Yadavas, the Kakatiyas.
  • The Bhakti Movement and Sufism - Their Administration, The Delhi Sultanate. The Vijaynagar Empire and the Mughal Empire.   Society, Literature, Religion, Economy, Arts, and Architecture.
  • The nineteenth-century social and religious reform movements in India and the Concerned State. India's Freedom Movement. Indian War of Independence of 1857 - The origin, causes, nature, consequences, and significance with particular reference to the concerned State.  India's Freedom Movement. Revolutionaries in India and Abroad.
  • Mahatma Gandhi, his thoughts, Principles, and his Philosophy. Important Satyagrahas. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, both his role in the creation of the Indian Constitution and his life. Important Satyagrahas. The Role of Sardar Patel. India after Independence - Reorganisation of the States of India.  The Role of Sardar Patel.Constitution, Polity, Social Justice And International Relations
  • The Constitutional Authorities:  Functions, Powers and  Responsibilities - Panchayati Raj - Public Policy and Governance.
  • The Indian Constitution: Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy, Its Evolution, features, Preamble, Significant Provisions, Amendments, and Basic Structure
  • The Union's and the States' roles and responsibilities. The Parliament and State Legislatures: Power, Privileges,  Structure, Function.  
  • Rights Issues (Human rights, SC/ST rights, Women rights, and Child rights).
  • The Impact of Privatisation Liberalisation and Globalisation on the Governance - Statutory, Regulatory and the quasi-judicial bodies.

Indian and Andhra Pradesh Economy and Planning 

  • Mains topics of the Indian Economy as a developing economy. The NITI Ayog and its approach to economic development.  Environmental degradation and challenges. Economic development Human Development Index. Sustainable Development. Environmental Policies. India's rank in the world. Environmental degradation and challenges.
  • Occupational Structure and Unemployment. The National Income, its concepts, and components – India's National Accounts. Demographic issues.  Poverty and Inequalities.  Various Schemes of employment and poverty eradication. 
  • Agrarian Crisis and land reforms. Agricultural credit. Minimum Support Prices. Indian Agriculture. Irrigation and water. Inputs of agriculture. Indian Agriculture. Irrigation and water. Inputs of agriculture. Liberalization, Privatisation, and Globalization. International Trade and Balance of Payments. Agricultural Strategy and Agricultural Policy. 
  • The GST and its Impact on Commerce and Industries. Centre, States financial relations- Financial Commissions. Sharing of resources and devolution.  Financial Institutions. RBI and Monetary Policy. Banking and Financial Sector Reforms.  Public Debt and Expenditure - Fiscal Policy and Budget. Commercial Banks and NPAs. Financial Markets. Instabilities - Stock Exchanges and SEBI.
  • AP Reorganisation Act, 2014. Economic Issues arising out of Bifurcation. Special Status and Special Assistance. Controversy - Government's stand and measure. Assistance from the central government in creating a new city, recompense for income losses, and the advancement of underdeveloped areas.

Geography 

General Geography:  Earth in the Solar System. The motion of the Earth. Concept of time. Elements and factors of Climate. Air Masses and Fronts. Atmospheric disturbances. Climate change.   Internal Structure of the Earth. Major landforms and their features. Atmosphere - structure and composition. Oceans: Physical, chemical, and biological characteristics. Hydrological Disasters, Marine, and Continental Resources.

Social: World, India, and concerned State: Sex-ratio. Literacy. Occupational Structure. Distribution. Density. Growth. SC and ST Population. Rural-Urban components. Urbanization, migration, and metropolitan regions. Racial, tribal, religious, and linguistic groups.

Physical:  The World, India, and the concerned State:  Monsoon. Natural Vegetation. The Major physical divisions, Earthquakes, landslides, Natural drainage, climatic changes, and regions.  Parks and Sanctuaries. Major Soil types. Rocks and Minerals. 

Economic: Basic Industries - Agro, fuel, and manpower-based Industries, mineral, forest,  World, India, and the concerned state. Transport and Trade. Pattern and Issues. The major sectors of Economy, Agriculture, Industry, and Services and their salient features. 

Recent Events Of National,  Regional and International Key Points

Candidates should be aware of recent events and current issues. Follow the news frequently, and read magazines, newspapers, etc. to stay current.

Science and Technology

Energy Requirements and Efficiency: India's present energy requirements and deficits, as well as its current dependency on its resources and its energy policy, are all covered. nuclear, wind, and solar power.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT):   

ICT and Governance - The various government schemes that promote the use of ICT, The various government schemes that promote the use of ICT

Science and Technology:  

The National Policies on Science, Technology, and Innovation; The Nature and Scope of Science and Technology; Relevance of Science and Technology to day-to-day life; Institutes and Organisations in India that promote the integration of 

APPSC - Paper-II General Aptitude 

  • Introduction to algebra — BODMAS, and simplification of the weird symbols. 
  • Data interpretation, Data Analysis, Data sufficiency, and the concepts of Probability.
  • Understanding and analysing feelings, emotional intelligence dimensions, dealing with emotions, sensitivity, and stress management are all examples of emotional intelligence.
  • Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability. 
  • Number Series, Coding, and Decoding. 
  • The Problems Related to Relations.
  • The Shapes and their Sub-sections, Venn Diagram. 
  • The Problems Based on Clocks, Calendar, and Age.
  • The Number system and order of magnitude.
  • Ratio, proportion, and variation. 
  • The Central Tendencies - mean, median, mode — including weighted mean.
  • The Square, Square Root, Cube Root, HCF, and LCM, as well as the Power and Exponent. 
  • Profit and loss, simple and compound interest, and percentages. 
  • Time and Distance, Time and Work, Speed, and Distance. 
  • The Area and Perimeter of some simple Geometrical Shapes, Volumes, and Surfaces.
  • The surface area of a cube, a sphere, a cone, a cylinder, and a cuboid. 
  • Familiar geometrical shapes such as triangles, quadrilaterals, rectangles, parallelograms, and rhombuses as well as lines, angles, and their properties. 

APPSC Mains Group 1 Syllabus 

Candidates can take a look at the APPSC Mains Group 1 Syllabus. Further, candidates should know that the Mains exam comprises two qualifying papers as well as five merit-ranking papers. 

Qualifying Papers Syllabus 

English (SSC Standard)

  • Formal Speech
  • Precis Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • English Grammar
  • Translation
  • Essay
  • Letter Writing
  • Press Release
  • Report Writing
  • Writing on Visual Information

Telugu (SSC Standard)

  • Report Writing
  • Dialogue Skills
  • Translation
  • Telugu Grammar
  • Essay
  • Elaborate thought of Verse/Poetic
  • Precis Writing
  • Comprehension
  • Letter Writing
  • Debate Writing
  • Application Writing
  • Formal Speech
  • Statement Preparation

 Merit Ranking Papers Syllabus 

Paper 1 – General Essay (Degree Standard)

  • A total of three essays of about 800 words

Paper 2 – History, Culture and Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh (Degree Standard)

  • Geography: India
  • Geography: Andhra Pradesh
  • History and Culture of India
  • History and Culture of Andhra Pradesh

Paper 3 – Polity, Constitution, Governance, Law and Ethics (Degree Standard)

  • Public Administration and Governance
  • Ethics in Public Service and Knowledge of Law (Civil, Criminal, Labour, Cyber, Tax Laws)
  • Indian Polity and Constitution

Paper 4 – Economy and Development of India and Andhra Pradesh (Degree Standard)

  • Industrial Policy of the AP Government
  • Infrastructure in India
  • Infrastructure Development in Andhra Pradesh
  • Major Challenges to the Indian Economy
  • Resource Mobilization in the Indian Economy
  • Resource Mobilization in Andhra Pradesh
  • Agricultural Development
  • Agriculture Development in Andhra Pradesh
  • Industrial Development and Policy
  • Government Budgeting
  • Government Budgeting in Andhra Pradesh
  • Inclusive Growth

Paper 5 – Science and Technology (Degree Standard)

  • Current Affairs
  • Environment
  • ICT
  • Development v/s Nature
  • Space, energy etc.

APPSC Prelims Group 1 Exam Pattern 

The APPSC exam pattern for APPSC Prelims group 1 plays an essential role for those candidates who are preparing for the exam.  The recruitment exam is further bifurcated into two papers, wherein each paper consists of 120 questions.  The question in the exam will be MCQ type and each question carries one mark.  Candidates will be given 2 hours to complete the paper. The exam consists of negative marks and one-third of the marks have been made.

APPSC Prelims Group 1 Exam Pattern 

Paper

Part

Number of questions

Paper 1

History and Culture

30

Indian Constitution and Polity

30

India and Andhra Pradesh economy and planning

30

Geography

30

Paper 2

Mental ability

60

Science and technology

30

Current events

30

 

APPSC Prelims Group 1 Marking Scheme 

Paper

Part

Marks

Paper 1

History and Culture

30

Indian Constitution and Polity

30

India and Andhra Pradesh economy and planning

30

Geography

30

Paper 2

Mental ability

60

Science and technology

30

Current events

30

APPSC Mains Group 1 Exam Pattern 

Candidates should know that the APPSC Mains Group 1 has seven papers. Further, the first two papers of the exam are qualifying in nature. The Mains exam does not consist of negative markings.  Further, candidates will be given a total of 3 hours to attempt every question. 

APPSC Mains Group 1 Exam Pattern

Paper

Number of Marks

Paper in Telugu

150

Paper in English

150

General Essay

150

History, Culture, and Geography

150

Polity, Constitution, law, and governance

150

Economy and development

150

Science and technology

150

 

APPSC Mains Group 1 Marking Scheme 

Paper

Time (in minutes)

Paper in Telugu

180

Paper in English

180

General Essay

180

History, Culture, and Geography

180

Polity, Constitution, law, and governance

180

Economy and development

180

Science and technology

180

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can candidates download the APPSC Prelims and Main Group 1 syllabus?

Asn) In order to download the APPSC Prelims and Main Group 1 syllabus, candidates need to visit the official website of the APPSC. Under the syllabus section, candidates can look for the latest syllabus. 

How many sections does the APPSC Main Group 1 syllabus consist of ?

The APPSC Main Group 1 syllabus consists of two qualifying papers as well as five merit-ranking papers. Candidates can take a look at the syllabus above.

How much time does the candidate have to complete the APPSC Main exam ?

The candidate has a total of three hours to complete the APPSC Main exam. The paper does not have any negative markings. 

 

Why is the APPSC syllabus necessary for candidates ?

In order to score well in the exam, candidates should be well-versed with the APPSC syllabus and all topics it covers.

How many questions does the APPSC Prelim Paper 1 exam consist of?

The APPSC Prelim paper 1 exam consists of 30 questions in total and 30 marks are given to those questions. Which means each correct answer is of 1 mark.

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