Paper I

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General Studies:

General
Current
History
General

Science
Events of National and International Importance.
of India and Indian National Movement. India and World Geography.
Mental Ability.

5. Questions on General Science will cover General appreciation and understandin
g of science including matters of every day observation and experience, as may b
e expected of a well educated person who has not made a special study of any par
ticular scientific discipline. In current events, knowledge of significant nati
onal and international events will be tested. In History of India, emphasis wil
l be on broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic and p
olitical aspects. Questions on Indian National Movement will relate to the natur
e and character of the nineteenth century resurgence, growth of Nationalism and
attainment of independence. In geography emphasis will be on geography of India.
Questions on geography of India will relate to physical, social and economic ge
ography of the country, including the main features of the Indian agricultural a
nd natural resources. On general mental ability, the candidates will be tested o
n reasoning and analytical abilities.
6. Disaster Management (Source: CBSE Publications)
a. Concepts in disaster management and vulnerability profile of India / State of
A.P.
b. Earth quakes / Cyclones / Tsunami / Floods / Drought
causes and effects.
c. Man made disasters Prevention strategies.
d. Mitigation strategies / Mitigation measures.
Paper II

Social & Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh:

1. The Satavahanas and their contribution
social structure Ikshvakus and their c
ultural contribution; Buddhism and Jainism; The Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi
their
socio-cultural contribution growth of Telugu language & Literature.
2. Socio- Cultural and Religious conditions in Andhra Desha between first and fi
fteenth
centuries of the Christian Era.
3. Establishment of British Rule
1857 Revolt and its impact on Andhra and Hydera
bad
Socio-cultural awakening ; Adi-Andhra/Dalit and Justice/self
respect movements;
Growth of Nationalist Movement in Andhra between 1885 and 1947
Role of socialis
ts communists
anti-zamindari-kisan movements.
4. Asafjahi Dynasty
socio-cultural awakening in Telangana -Adi-Hindu Movement
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zam Rashtra Janasangham Andhra Mahasabha Andhra Saaraswata Parishat
Hyderabad St
ate Congress and Vandemataram Movement.
5. Growth of Leftist / Communist Movement and Telangana People s Armed Struggle
Ittehadul-Muslimeen
Razakars-anti-Nizam Struggles and end of Nizam s Rule. Integr
ation of Hyderabad State into Indian Union Formation of Andhra Pradesh
Important
historical events after 1956.
General Overview of the Indian Constitution:
1. Salient features of the Indian Constitution Preamble, Fundamental Duties, Fun
damental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy and their relationship.
2. Distinctive features of Indian Federation Distribution of Legislative Powers
between the Union and the State; Relative roles of Legislature, Executive and Ju

Meaning and measurements of growth. Need for and aims of land reforms in AP Structure of land holdings in AP. Prevention of SC and ST Atr ocities Act. National Income & Main sectors of Economy. Welfare Mechanism in India: Provisions for Scheduled Castes. Planning in India & Indian Economy: 1. GDP (Gross Domestic Product). 17 3. productivity. Rela tive contribution of agriculture to income and employment in the recent four dec ades of AP. growth . determination of price level in flation. Cropping pattern. Reservations for SC. size composition quality and growth trends occupational distribution effect of British rule with reference to drain theory and Laissez faire Policy. trade and aid. Women s Commission. characte ristics of under development. finance budget taxes and non-tax revenue. Finance in public sector plan and resource all pattern in the recent five year plan. 5. 2. Community development experiment 3 tier model of Panchayat Raj amendments and their implementation. Sources of Agricultural finance in AP Agricultural subsidies. 3. types. Per capita income and HDI (Human Development Index) as measures of development. 73rd and 74th 4. 2. Broad fiscal. Geographic size Endowment of natural resources. industrial trade and agricultural policies. rationale.Institutional and non-institutional growth and structure of cooperatives in Andhra Pradesh Sha re of cooperatives in total credits adequacy and problems. factories. uses and limitations. its causes and remedies . Planning lans Major chievements licy changes in Indian Economy Socio-economic objectives and outlays of 5 year p controversies of planning in India Alternative strategies Goals and a shortfall of different plans Planning in the market Major reforms/po effect from 1991.growth distribution and welfare. monetary. Contemporary Problems and Developments in Rural Society with Special Reference t o Andhra Pradesh: 1. 3. 5. weaknesses and problems. objective s. Unicameral and Bicameral Legislatures decline of legislature. ST and Backward Classes. sources of growth capital h uman capital. their comparison . National and State SC and ST Commission. population. Five year plans of AP ocation Outlays. National and States Minorities Commission and Human Rights Commission. 4. Money banking and public finances concept of money and measures of money supp ly velocity of money banks and credit creation. . constraints and effects. Fo rest. growth strategies types of average meas ures dispersion-correlation-index numbers. Tribes and Minor ities. Paper III Functions and crises of accountability. small and t iny sectors. Growth and structure of Industries in Andhra Pradesh . stages of development.diciary. sown and irrigated area in AP. population. 4.

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