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March 7, 2012DilipLeave a commentGo to comments Please read this piece of advice before committing yourself for Groups preparation As with every competitive exam the first thing one need to look at is the Selection process and exam Syllabus.Next thing you need to do is gather material. Selection Process This is a two stage process consisting of objective examination followed by an interview. Reservation will be followed while calling for Interview. Executive positions in Group II are filled after taking objective exam and interview marks together. Non executive positions are filled only with objective marks. what we dont need Every photocopy of material published by every training institute Every magazine in the market that recycles material & mock tests What we need General studies paper I Standard NCERT textbooks of Science( physics,chemistry, biology) , Social science from 6th to 10th standard .Geography, History and political science of 11th and 12th standard download here or here free. State syllabus books of science and social from 6th to 10th standard, get them from your book shop or library. Good School Atlas

Ancient India and Medieval India by R.S. Sharma Both the books are of excellent quality and published by NCERT for class 11 and 12 reading reference (TM) . 1st year book

Indian national movement/Freedom struggle Bipin chandra Good summary of Indian National Movement Current affairs daily from one english/telugu, Hindu/sakshi/eenadu including editorials without spending not more than 90 minutes daily.Sakshi (Bhavitha , Thursday edition) and eenadu (pratibha) provides good coverage in their district editions almost daily.If one can afford they can buy Vivek, Vijetha competitions,Udyoga sopanam fortnightly (Rs 20 Telugu medium only) from bookshops or get them from nearby library.These magazines provide summary of current affairs in polity, economy, exam dates and a good amount of inspiration for various govt jobs. For Science & technology refer to S&T section in India book 2010. For the latest in S&T refer to wiki like here here or go to their websites. For mental ability in general studies paper-I one can go for Quicker Maths by M.Tyra(or) Quantitative aptitude by R.s Agarwal General Studies Tata McGraw Hill(If you can afford around Rs 1000) is also good paper II -History Section -I History & culture of AP (English medium) P Raghunadha rao (or) Adhunika andhra pradesh charithra ( Another good book on AP history.please download here Section -II Indian polity M Laxmikanth paper III Economy Section -I TM) P Raghunadha rao

Indian Economy -Dutt& sundaram (or) Mishra & Puri Bharata ardhika vyavastha- samasyalu ( competitive exam book Section -II Andhra pradesh ardhika vyavastha- Abivriddhi( academy competitive exam book. Socio Economic Survey of Andhrapradesh(2011-12) Socio Economic Survey of Andhrapradesh (2010-11) AP Statistical Abstract 2009 In addition to the above books one need to study India book 2010, latest Economic survey summary(centre & state),Budget highlights(central & state), 13th Finance commission report summary, About Human Development Index (HDI), Human development report of AP , India HDI , UNDP India 2011 HDI rank,Directorate of economics and statistics, AP review. Various websites to gather more info include Yojana, parliament of india, planning commission. If you come across any coaching institute material make sure why you are buying that material. Are you able to find something in those book which is not easy to get information on (or) You are buying it simply because it is a great coaching institute or you have seen everyone carrying it around or your friend recommended it. If you follow the second way you will end up buying every institute material and reading nothing but spending your money on useless bunch of books. So before buying any material first go through the syllabus and make sure you got all info from the above said books, incase you dont get then think of buying material with that specific topic. By focusing on the above 6 to 8 books and the latest current affairs mostly you dont need any other material. All we need is 120 in every paper and another 20 in interview( total 380) to get a group 2 service. ) Telugu ) Telugu academy