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Subject

No. of Questions

Duration (Minutes)

Maximum Marks

Section-A

GENERAL STUDIES & MENTAL ABILITY

150

150

150

Section -B

SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF ANDHRA PRADESH & INDIAN CONSTITUTION

Section-C

PLANNING AND ECONOMY

Total

150

N.B.1: NEGATIVE MARKS: As per G.O. Ms. No.235 Finance (HR-I, Plg & Policy) Dept., Dt.06/12/2016, for each wrong answer will be penalized with 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question.

MAIN EXAMINATION

WRITTEN EXAMINATION (OBJECTIVE TYPE) BACHELOR’S DEGREE STANDARD

Subject

No. of Questions

Duration (Minutes)

Maximum Marks

PAPER – I

GENERAL STUDIES & MENTAL ABILITY

150

150

150

PAPER – II

  1. SOCIAL HISTORY OF ANDHRA PRADESH i.e., THE HISTORY OF VARIOUS SOCIAL AND CULTURAL MOVEMENTS IN ANDHRA PRADESH

  2. GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION

150

150

150

PAPER – III

PLANNING IN INDIA AND INDIAN ECONOMY CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN

RURAL SOCIETY WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ANDHRA PRADESH.

150

150

150

Total

450

N.B.1: NEGATIVE MARKS: As per G.O. Ms. No.235 Finance (HR-I, Plg & Policy) Dept., Dt.06/12/2016, for each wrong answer will be penalized with 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question.

  1. Computer Proficiency Test (Qualifying Test) for eligible candidates in the ratio of 1:2 with reference to total number of vacancies notified.(Please refer to Note 1 under Para-3)

    SYLLABUS FOR GROUP-II SERVICES PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION

    Section – A

    GENERAL STUDIES AND MENTAL ABILITY

    1. Events of national and international importance.
    2. Current affairs- international, national and regional.
    3. General Science and its applications to the day to day life Contemporary developments in Science & Technology and Information Technology
    4. Social- economic and political history of modern India with emphases on Indian national movement.
    5. Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, public policy, reforms and e- governance initiatives.
    6. Geography of India with focus on Andhra Pradesh.
    7. Disaster management: vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies, Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in the assessment of Disaster
    8. Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection
    9. Logical reasoning, analytical ability and logical interpretation.
    10. Data Analysis: Tabulation of data Visual representation of data Basic data analysis (Summary Statistics such as mean, median, mode and variance) and Interpretation.
    11. Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political and legal implications/problems.

      Section – B

      SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF ANDHRA PRADESH

      1. Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh: Geographical Features of Andhra– Its Impact on History and Culture – Pre-historic Cultures – The Satavahanas, The Ikshvakus – Socio-Economic and Religious Conditions – Literature, Art and Architecture – The Vishnukundins, The Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi, Telugu Cholas– Society, Religion, Telugu Language, Literature, Art and Architecture.
      2. Various Major and Minor dynasties that ruled Andhradesa between 11th and 16th centuries A.D. Socio- Cultural and Religious conditions in Andhradesa between 11th to 16th centuries A.D, Social Structure, Caste System, Status of Women. Growth of Telugu Language, Literature, Art, Architecture and Painting.
      3. 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, Revolutionary Literature, Nataka Samasthalu and Women Participation.
      4. Origin and growth of Andhra Movement- Role of Andhra Mahasabhas- Prominent Leaders- Events leading to the formation of Andhra State 1953. Role of Press and News Papers in the Andhra Movement. Role of Library Movement and Folk & Tribal Culture
      5. 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.

        INDIAN CONSTITUTION

      6. Nature of the Indian Constitution – Constitutional Development – Salient features of Indian Constitution – Preamble – Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy and their relationship – Fundamental Duties, Distinctive features – Unitary and Federal.
      7. Structure and functions of Indian Government- Legislative, Executive and Judiciary- Types of Legislatures- Unicameral, Bicameral- Executive – Parliamentary, Judiciary- Judicial Review, Judicial Activism.
      8. 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.
      9. Centre- State relations- Need for Reforms- Rajmannar Committee, Sarkaria Commission, M.M. Punchchi Commission – Unitary and Federal features of Indian Constitution.
      10. 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.
      11. 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.
      12. 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.

Section – C PLANNING AND ECONOMY

  1. Indian Economy and present status

    Socio- Economic – Goals and Achievements – New economic reforms 1991. Regulation of the Economy – Creation of regulatory bodies-NITI Aayog- Co operative Federalism and decentralization of financial resources – Lack of inclusive growth and sustainable development : causes, consequences and solutions.

  2. Economic Policies

    Agricultural policies – Contribution of agriculture to India’s GDP – Issues of financing, production, marketing and distribution of agriculture.

    Industrial policies– Main features of industrial development in India – sectoral composition – Roles of private and public sectors in employment , productivity – Role of IT industries in development.

  3. Resources and Development

    Types of resources – Physical capital and finance capital – Population- size, composition and growth–Trends; Occupational Distribution of Work force –Human Development Index as a measurement of development. Demographic Dividend.

  4. Money, Banking and Public Finance

    Monetary policy of RBI – Fiscal policy – Objectives – Fiscal Imbalance and Deficit Finance –New Foreign Trade Policy. Current account imbalances; FDI.

    Inflation , its causes and remedies; Budget – taxes and non-tax revenue. Goods and Service Tax (GST)

  5. National Income

    National Income and concepts – Gross Domestic Product – Net Domestic Product, Per capita income.

  6. Economic Policies of Andhra Pradesh:

    Socio Economic welfare Programmes of Government of Andhra Pradesh. Composition of Population in Andhra Pradesh – Rural – Urban, Sex Ratio, Age Distribution.

  7. Agriculture and Industrial Growth of Andhra Pradesh

    Contribution of agriculture to income and employment in Andhra Pradesh. Land reforms in Andhra Pradesh – Cropping pattern – Irrigation Policy of Andhra Pradesh

    – sources of agricultural finances -agricultural subsidies – public distribution system in Andhra Pradesh.

    Industrial Development in Andhra Pradesh – Growth and structure of industries – – Incentives to industries – Industrial corridors in and SEZs in Andhra Pradesh – Bottlenecks for industrial development – Power projects

  8. Resource Development of Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh Budgetary resources and constraints – Fulfillment of the conditions of A.P Bifurcation Act – central assistance and issues of conflict – public debt and projects of external assistance.

Andhra Pradesh State Gross Domestic Product – Comparison with India and neighboring States.

SYLLABUS FOR GROUP-II SERVICES MAINS EXAMINATION

Paper-I

GENERAL STUDIES AND MENTAL ABILITY

  1. Events of national and international importance.
  2. Current affairs- international, national and regional.
  3. General Science and its applications to the day to day life Contemporary developments in Science & Technology and Information Technology
  4. Social- economic and political history of modern India with emphases on Indian national movement.
  5. Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, public policy, reforms and e- governance initiatives.
  6. Geography of India with focus on Andhra Pradesh.
  7. Disaster management: vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies, Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in the assessment of Disaster
  8. Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection
  9. Logical reasoning, analytical ability and logical interpretation.
  10. Data Analysis: Tabulation of data Visual representation of data Basic data analysis (Summary Statistics such as mean, median, mode and variance) and Interpretation.
  11. Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political and legal implications/problems.

Paper-II

SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF ANDHRA PRADESH

  1. Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh: Geographical Features of Andhra – Its Impact on History and Culture – Pre-historic Cultures – The Satavahanas, The Ikshvakus– Socio-Economic and Religious Conditions – Literature, Art and Architecture – The Vishnukundins, The Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi, Telugu Cholas– Society, Religion, Telugu Language, Literature, Art and Architecture.
  2. Various Major and Minor dynasties that ruled Andhradesa between 11th and 16th centuries A.D. Socio- Cultural and Religious conditions in Andhradesa between 11th to 16th centuries A.D, Social Structure, Caste System, Status of Women. Growth of Telugu Language, Literature, Art, Architecture and Painting.
  3. 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, Revolutionary Literature, Nataka Samasthalu and Women Participation.
  4. Origin and growth of Andhra Movement- Role of Andhra Mahasabhas- Prominent Leaders- Events leading to the formation of Andhra State 1953. Role of Press and News Papers in the Andhra Movement. Role of Library Movement and Folk & Tribal Culture.
  5. 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.

    INDIAN CONSTITUTION

  6. Nature of the Indian Constitution – Constitutional Development – Salient features of Indian Constitution – Preamble – Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy and their relationship – Fundamental Duties, Distinctive features – Unitary and Federal.
  7. Structure and functions of Indian Government- Legislative, Executive and Judiciary- Types of Legislatures- Unicameral, Bicameral- Executive – Parliamentary, Judiciary- Judicial Review, Judicial Activism.
  8. 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.
  9. Centre- State relations- Need for Reforms- Rajmannar Committee, Sarkaria Commission, M.M. Punchchi Commission – Unitary and Federal features of Indian Constitution.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.

    Paper-III PLANNING AND ECONOMY

    1. Indian Economy and present status

      Socio- Economic – Goals and Achievements – New economic reforms 1991. Regulation of the Economy – Creation of regulatory bodies-NITI Aayog- Co operative Federalism and decentralization of financial resources – Lack of inclusive growth and sustainable development : causes, consequences and solutions.

    2. Economic Policies

      Agricultural policies – Contribution of agriculture to India’s GDP – Issues of financing, production, marketing and distribution of agriculture.

      Industrial policies– Main features of industrial development in India – sectoral composition – Roles of private and public sectors in employment , productivity – Role of IT industries in development.

    3. Resources and Development

      Types of resources – Physical capital and finance capital – Population- size, composition and growth–Trends; Occupational Distribution of Work force –Human Development Index as a measurement of development. Demographic Dividend.

    4. Money, Banking and Public Finance

      Monetary policy of RBI – Fiscal policy – Objectives – Fiscal Imbalance and Deficit Finance –New Foreign Trade Policy. Current account imbalances; FDI.

      Inflation , its causes and remedies; Budget – taxes and non-tax revenue. Goods and Service Tax (GST)

    5. National Income

      National Income and concepts – Gross Domestic Product – Net Domestic Product, Per capita income.

    6. Economic Policies of Andhra Pradesh:

      Socio Economic welfare Programmes of Government of Andhra Pradesh. Composition of Population in Andhra Pradesh – Rural – Urban, Sex Ratio, Age Distribution.

    7. Agriculture and Industrial Growth of Andhra Pradesh

      Contribution of agriculture to income and employment in Andhra Pradesh. Land reforms in Andhra Pradesh – Cropping pattern – Irrigation Policy of Andhra Pradesh

      – sources of agricultural finances -agricultural subsidies – public distribution system in Andhra Pradesh.

      Industrial Development in Andhra Pradesh – Growth and structure of industries – – Incentives to industries – Industrial corridors in and SEZs in Andhra Pradesh – Bottlenecks for industrial development – Power projects

    8. Resource Development of Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh Budgetary resources and constraints – Fulfillment of the conditions of A.P Bifurcation Act – central assistance and issues of conflict – public debt and projects of external assistance.

Andhra Pradesh State Gross Domestic Product – Comparison with India and neighboring States.

COMPUTER PROFICIENCY TEST

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION (Practical Type)

TEST

Duration (Minutes)

Maximum Marks

Minimum qualifying marks

SC/ST

/PH

B.C’s

O.C’s /Including

Ex-Servicemen and Sports persons

Proficiency in Office Automation with usage of Computers and Associated Software

30

50

15

17.5

20

SYLLABUS

The test shall comprise the following four parts:

Name of the part

Name of the Question to be answered

Marks

Part A

Example: Typing a letter/passage/paragraph ( about 100- 150 words ) in MS-Word

15

Part B

Example: Preparation of a Table/Graph in MS-Excel

10

Part C

Example: Preparation of Power Point Presentations/Slides (Two) on MS-Power Point.

10

Part D

Example: Creation and manipulation of data bases.

10

Part E

Example: Displaying the content of E-mail (Inbox).

05

Total

50

Note: The candidates shall be given the text / matter in the Question Paper and they must type / reproduce it in the Answer Sheet. The formatting of the text should also be of the same type as given in the Question Paper.

NAME

CONTENTS OF PART-A

MARKS

WORD

  1. Create and save a document using MS WORD

    1. Deletion of Character, Word, line and block of text

    2. Undo and redo process

    3. Moving, Copying and renaming

  2. Format the Text document

    1. Character formatting

    2. Paragraph formatting

    3. Page formatting

  3. Spell check the document

    1. Finding and Replacing of text

    2. Bookmarks and Searching for a Bookmarks

    3. Checking Spelling and Grammar automatically

    4. Checking Spelling and Grammar using Dictionary

  4. Print the document

    1. Print Preview

    2. Print Dialog box

  5. MailMergeinMs-word

    1. Create main document and data file for mail merging

    2. Merging the files

    3. From letters using mail merging

    4. Mailing labels using mail merging

  6. Table creation inMs-word

    1. Create a table in the document

    2. Add row, column to a table

    3. Changing column width and row height.

    4. Merge, split cells of table.

    5. Use formulae intables.

    6. sorting data in a table.

    7. formatting a table.

  7. Ability to type on Qwerty key board of

Computer at a speed of at least equivalent to 30 Words per 1 minute (Lower type writing test).

15

NAME

CONTENTS OF PART-B

MARKS

EXCEL

  1. Create and save a new work book in Excel

  2. Entering Data into Worksheet

  3. Editing data of Worksheet

  4. Formatting the text in the cells

  5. Formatting the numbers in the cells.

  6. Formatting cells.

  7. Copying format of cell along with data format.

  8. Changing the height and width of cells.

  9. Freezing Titles, splitting screen

  10. Enter formulae for calculation in the cells.

  11. Copying the formula over a range of cells.

  12. Inserting built-in functions in to the cells.

  13. Create graphs for the data using Chart Wizard.

  14. Format graphs in Excel.

  15. Printing of worksheet.

10

NAME

CONTENTS OF PART-C

MARKS

POWER POINT

  1. Create and save a new presentation using MS Power Point

    • layout of opening screen in Power Point

    • the tool bars in MS Power Point

  2. Choose Auto Layout for a new slide.

  3. Insert text and pictures into a blank slide.

  4. Insert new slides into the presentation.

  5. Apply slide transition effects.

  6. Slide show.

  7. Set animation to text and pictures in a slide

  8. Set the sounds, order and timing for animation.

10

NAME

CONTENTS OF PART-D

MARKS

ACCESS

Creation and manipulation of data bases

10

NAME

CONTENTS OF PART-E

MARKS

INTERNET

  1. Browse the Net using Browser software (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome etc.,).

  2. Search the Web using Search Engines.

  3. Create an E-mail account.

  4. Send and receive E-mail.

  5. E-commerce transactions.

  6. Web content uploading.

  7. Ability to operate Mac OS / pages / key note

/ Numbers.

05

GRAND TOTAL

50

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