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Existing Syllabus

Proposed Syllabus

1.

Events of national and


inter national importance.

1. Events of national and inter


national importance.

2.

Current affairs- inter


national, national and
regional.

2. Current affairs- inter national,


national and regional.

3.

Contemporary
developments in science
&
technology
and
information technology.

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4.

5.

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

3. 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 egovernance initiatives.

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initiatives.
6.
7.

6. Economic development
India since independence.

Economic development in
India since independence.
Physical geography
India sub-continent.

in

7. Physical geography of India


sub-continent.

of

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8.

Disaster
management:
vulnerability
profile,
prevention and mitigation
strategies.

9.

Logical reasoning,
9.
analytical ability and data
interpretation.

Disaster
management:
vulnerability
profile,
prevention and mitigation
strategies, Application of
Remote Sensing and GIS in
the assessment of Disaster
Logical reasoning, analytical
ability
and
data
interpretation.

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Proposed Syllabus

1.
Events of national and inter 1.
Events of national and inter
national importance.
national importance.
2.
Current affairs- inter national, 2.
Current affairs- inter national,
national and regional.
national and regional.

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3.
Current
developments
in 3.
Current developments in science,
science, technology and information technology and information technology.
technology.
4.
History of Modern India with
4.
History of Modern India with emphases
upon
Indian
national
emphases upon Indian national movement.
movement.
5.
Economic development in India
5.
Economic development
India since independence.

in since independence.

6.
Logical reasoning, analytical
6.
Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation.
ability and data interpretation.
7.
Basic things about Disaster
7.
Basic things about Disaster management
(CBSE-VIII&
IX
management
(CBSE-VIII&
IX Standard).
Standard).
8.** Geography of India- Physical,
Cultural, Demographic, Economic,
Social and Infrastructural aspects.

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Proposed Syllabus

SECTION-I

SECTION-I

(i) SOCIAL AND CULTURAL SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY


HISTORY
OF
ANDHRA OF ANDHRA PRADESH
PRADESH
1.
Geographical features of Andhra1.
The Satavahanas and their Its impact on History and Culture. History
contribution social structure of Andhra Jati- Andhra Desa- Telugu.
Ikshvakus and their cultural Early history of Andhra up to Mauryascontribution;
Buddhism
and The Satavahanas Social, Economic and
Jainism; The Eastern Chalukyas of Religious Structure, Contribution to
Vengi their socio-cultural Literature,
Art
and
Architecture
contribution growth of Telugu Ikshvakus and their Cultural Contribution;
language & Literature.
Buddhism in Andhra.
The Eastern
Chalukyas of Vengi their Socio-Cultural
2.
SocioCultural
and
contribution Growth of Telugu language
Religious conditions in Andhra
& Literature.
Desha between first and fifteenth
centuries of the Christian Era.
2.
Socio- Cultural and Religious
conditions in Andhradesa between 11th to
3.
Establishment of British Rule
15th Centuries A.D, Growth of Telugu
1857 Revolt and its impact on
Language, literature, Art, Architecture and
Andhra and Hyderabad
SocioPainting- Contribution of Qutubshahis to
cultural awakening ; Adi-Andhra/
Andhra History and Culture.
Dalit and Justice/self respect

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movements; Growth of Nationalist


Movement in Andhra between 1885
and 1947 Role of socialists
communists anti-zamindari-kisan
movements.

3.
Advent of Europeans- Trade
centers- Andhra under the Company 1857
Revolt
and its impact on AndhraEstablishment of British Rule- SocioCultural awakening, Justice party/self
respect movements- Growth of Nationalist
4.
Asafjahi Dynasty socioMovement in Andhra between 1885 to
cultural awakening in Telangana 1947 Role of Socialists Communists
Adi-Hindu Movement Nizam
Anti- Zamindari and Kisan Movements.
Rashtra Janasangham Andhra
Mahasabha Andhra Saaraswata 4.
Origin and growth of Andhra
Parishat Hyderabad State movement- Role of Andhra MahasabhasCongress
and
Vandemataram Prominent Leaders- Events leading to the
Movement.
formation of Andhra State 1953.
5.
Growth
of
Leftist
/
Communist
Movement
and
Telangana
Peoples
Armed
Struggle Ittehadul-Muslimeen
Razakars-anti-Nizam Struggles and
end of Nizams Rule. Integration
of Hyderabad State into Indian
Union Formation of Andhra
Pradesh Important historical
events after 1956.

5.
Asafjhahi Dynasty socio-cultural
awakening in Nizam State- Emergence of
Andhra Pradesh 1956 Important historical
events from 1956 to 2014.

SECTION-II

SECTION-II

(ii) GENERAL OVERVIEW OF AN OVERVIEW OF THE INDIAN


THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION CONSTITUTION
1.
Salient features of the Indian
Constitution

Preamble,
Fundamental Duties, Fundamental
Rights, Directive Principles of State
Policy and their relationship.

1.
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 features2.
Distinctive features of Indian
Unitary and Federal.
Federation - Distribution of
Legislative Powers between the 2.
Structure and functions of Indian
Union and the State; Relative roles Government- Legislative, Executive and
of Legislature, Executive and JudiciaryTypes
of
LegislaturesJudiciary.
Unicameral, Bicameral- Executive
Parliamentary, Presidential. Judiciary3.
Community
development
Judicial Review, Judicial Activism.
experiment 3 tier model of
Panchayat Raj 73rd and 74th 3.
Distribution of Legislative and
amendments
and
their Executive Powers between the Union and
implementation.
the States; Legislative, Administrative and
Financial relations between the Union and
4.
Welfare Mechanism in India:
the States Powers and the Functions of
Provisions for Scheduled Castes,
Constitutional Bodies- UPSC, State Public
Tribes and Minorities; Reservations
Service Commissions, CAG.
for SC, ST and Backward Classes;
Prevention of SC and ST Atrocities 4.
Centre- State relations- Need for
Act; National and State SC and ST Reforms- Rajmannar Committee, Sarkaria
Commission;
Womens Commission, M.M. Punchchi Commission,

Commission; National and States Justice Sri Krishna Commission- NITI


Minorities Commission and Human Aayog- Unitary and Federal features of
Rights Commission.
Indian Constitution.
5. Unicameral and Bicameral
Legislatures
Functions and
crises of accountability,
decline
of legislature.

5.
Amendment Process to the
ConstitutionCentralization
Vs
DecentralizationCommunity
Development Progrmmes- Balwantray
Mehta, Ashok Mehta Committees- 73rd and
74th Constitutional Amendment Acts and
their Implementation.
6.
Indian Political Parties- National,
Regional- One Party, Bi-Party, Multi-Party
SystemsRegionalism
and
SubRegionalism Demand for New StatesNational Integration- Threats to Indian
Unity.
7.
Welfare Mechanisms in IndiaProvisions 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,
Womens Commission, National and State
Minorities Commissions- Human Rights
Commission- RTI- Lokpal and Lok Ayukt.

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Planning in India & Indian Economy

Proposed Syllabus

PLANNING IN INDIA AND


1) Planning in Indian Economy INDIAN ECONOMY
Socio-economic objectives and Planning in Indian Economy
outlays of 5 year plans Major
Socio- Economic - objectives
controversies of planning in India and outlays of Five Year Plans
Alternative strategies Goals and alternative strategies - Goals and
achievements shortfall of different Achievements Causes for failure
plans Planning in the market of different Plans New economic
Major reforms/policy changes effect reforms 1991 LPG.
from 1991.
Indian Economic Policies
2) Broad fiscal, monetary, industrial
Agricultural
policies

trade and agricultural policies,


objectives, rationale, constraints and Industrial policies since 1956 IT
industries Monetary policy of RBI
effects.
Fiscal policy Objectives Fiscal
3) Geographic size Endowment of Imbalance and Deficit Finance
natural resources, population; size New Foreign Trade Policy.
composition quality and growth
trends occupational distribution Availability of Natural resources
effect of British rule with reference and Development
to drain theory and Laissez faire
Population- size, composition
Policy.
and growthTrends; Occupational

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4) Money banking and public finances


concept of money and measures of
money supply velocity of money
banks
and
credit
creation,
determination of price level
inflation, its causes and remedies ,
finance budget taxes and non-tax
revenue.

distribution of Work force Human


Development Index.
Money,
Finance

Banking

and

Public

Concept of Money and


measures of money supply Banks
and credit creation its causes and
remedies; Budget taxes and non5) Meaning and measurements of tax revenue.
growth- growth distribution and
welfare, characteristics of under Meaning and measurements of
development,
stages
of growth
development, sources of growth
Growth, Development and
capital human capital, population, Underdevelopment Characteristics
productivity, trade and aid, growth of Underdevelopment Stages of
strategies types of average development Sources of capital
measures dispersion-correlation- formation Growth strategies;
index numbers ; types, uses and Types of Averages - Dispersion
limitations.
Correlation Types Index Numbers
- Uses and limitations.

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CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS


DEVELOPMENT
OF
AND
DEVELOPMENTS
IN AND
RURAL
SOCIETY
WITH ANDHRA PRADESH
SPECIAL REFERENCE TO
ANDHRA PRADESH
1.

2.

3.

4.

National Income & Main sectors of


Economy, GDP (Gross Domestic
Product), Per capita income and
HDI (Human Development Index)
as measures of development.
Relative contribution of agriculture
to income and employment in the
recent four decades of AP.

1)
National Income and concepts
Gross Demostic Product Net
Demostic Product , Percapita
Income - and Human Development
Index
as
measurement
of
development contribution of
agriculture
to
income
and
employment in Andhra Pradesh.

2.
Five years plans of Andhra
Five year plans of AP Outlays, Pradesh Outlays Finance in
Finance in public sector plan and public sector plans Resource
resource allocation pattern in the allocation pattern in the five year
recent five year plan.
plans of Andhra Pradesh.
Need for and aims of land reforms in 3.
Land reforms in Andhra
AP Structure of land holdings in Pradesh Need for Land Reforms
AP. Forest, sown and irrigated area Structure of Land Holdings Forest
in AP. Cropping pattern. Sources of and sown Irrigated area Cropping
Agricultural finance in AP pattern sources of agricultural
Agricultural subsidies.
finances agricultural subsidies
Growth and structure of Industries in public distribution system in Andhra
Andhra Pradesh , factories, small Pradesh.
and tiny sectors, their comparison ,

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5.

growth , weaknesses and problemsInstitutional and non-institutional


growth and structure of cooperatives
in Andhra Pradesh Share of
cooperatives in total credits
adequacy and problems.

4.
Industries in Andhra Pradesh
Growth and structure of industries
Role of Small Scale and Cottage
Industries structure of Co operatives share of Co - operatives
in total credit of Andhra Pradesh.

Structure of Agricultural outputs


administered prices including support
and procurement prices Public
Distribution System in AP ; Service
sector of AP importance,
composition and growth with special
reference
to
transport
and
communication,
tourism
and
information and biotechnology.

5.
Service sectors of Andhra
Pradesh Importance - Composition
and growth with special reference to
Power,
Transport
and
Communication,
Tourism
and
Information Technology in Andhra
Pradesh.