Appsc Group 2 New Syllabus Exam Previous Papers pdf Download

Appsc Group 2 new syllabus exam previous papers pdf download

The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) has released a revised syllabus for the APPSC Group 2 examination, effective from 2023. This update has brought significant changes to the exam pattern and content, requiring aspirants to adjust their preparation strategies accordingly.



Indian History (30 Marks)

Ancient History

Salient features of Indus Valley Civilization and Vedic age – Emergence of Buddhism and Jainism – Mauryan Empire and Gupta Empire: Their administration, Socio-Economic and Religious Conditions, Art and Architecture, Literature – Harshavardhana and his Achievements.

Medieval History

The Chola Administrative System – Delhi Sultanateand The Mughal Empire:Their Administration, Socio-Economic and Religious Conditions, Art and Architecture, Language and Literature – Bhakti and Sufi Movements – Shivaji and the rise of Maratha Empire – Advent of Europeans.

Modern History

1857 Revolt and its Impact – Rise and Consolidation of British Power in India – Changes in Administration, Social and Cultural Spheres – Social and Religious Reform Movements in the 19th and 20th Century – Indian National Movement: it’s various stages and important contributors and contributions from different parts of the country – Post Independence Consolidation and Reorganization within the country.

GEOGRAPHY (30 Marks)

General and Physical Geography

The Earth in our Solar System – Interior of the Earth – Major Landforms and their features – Climate:Structure and Composition of Atmosphere – Ocean Water: Tides, Waves, Currents – India and Andhra Pradesh: Major Physiographic features, Climate, Drainage System, Soils and Vegetation – Natural Hazards and Disasters and their Management.

Economic Geography of India and AP

Natural resources and their distribution – Agriculture and Agro based Activities – Distribution of Major Industries and Major Industrial Regions. Transport, Communication,Tourism and Trade.

Human Geography of India and AP

Human Development – Demographics – Urbanization and Migration – Racial, Tribal, Religious and Linguistic groups.


Structure of Indian Society

Family, Marriage, Kinship, Caste, Tribe,Ethnicity, Religion and Women

Social Issues

Casteism, Communalism and Regionalisation, Crime against Women, Child Abuse and Child Labour, Youth Unrest and Agitation

Welfare Mechanism

Public Policies and Welfare Programmes, Constitutional and Statutory Provisions for Schedule Castes, ScheduleTribes, Minorities, BCs, Women, Disabled and Children.


Major Current Events and Issues pertaining to

  • International
  • National
  • State of Andhra Pradesh


Logical Reasoning (Deductive, Inductive, Abductive)

Statement andAssumptions, Statement and Argument, Statement and Conclusion, Statement and Courses of Action.

Mental Ability

Number Series, Letter Series, Odd Man out, Coding -Decoding, Problems relating to Relations, Shapes and their Sub Sections.

Basic Numeracy

Number System, Order of Magnitude, Averages, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Simple and Compound Interest, Time and Work and Time and Distance. Data Analysis (Tables, bar diagram, Line graph, Pie-chart).


PAPER –I (150M)


  1. Pre-Historical Cultures – Satavahanas, Ishwaks – Socio-Economic and Religious Conditions – Literature, Art and Architecture – Vishnu Kundinas, Vengi Eastern Chalukyas, Telugu Cholas – Society, Religion, Telugu Language, Literature, Art and Architecture.
  2. Various major and minor dynasties ruled in Andhra Pradesh between the 11th and 16th centuries AD. Socio – Religious and Economic Conditions, Growth of Telugu Language and Literature, Art and Architecture in Andhradesa between 11th to 16th centuries A.D.
  3. The advent of Europeans- Trade centres- 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.


  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 features – Unitary and Federal.
  2. Structure and Functions of the Government of India – Types of Legislature, Executive and Judiciary – Unicameral, Bicameral – Executive – Parliamentary, Judicial Judicial Review, Legal Activities.
  3. Distribution of legislative and executive powers between the center and the states; Legislative, Administrative and Economic Relations between the Center and the States – Powers and Functions of Constitutional Institutions – UPSC, State Public Service Commissions, CAG and Finance Commission.
  4. Center-State Relations-Need for Reforms- Rajmannar Committee, Sarkaria Commission, MM Panchi Commission- Unitary and Federal features of Indian Constitution – Indian Political Parties – Party System in India – Recognition of National and State Parties – Elections and Electoral Reforms – Anti-Defection Law
  5. Centralization Vs Decentralization – Community Development Programme – Balwant Rai Mehta, Ashok Mehta Committees – 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Acts and their Implementation.

PAPER –II (150M)


Structure of Indian Economy, Economic Planning and Policy

National Income of India: Concept and Measurement of National Income – Occupational Pattern and Sectoral Distribution of Income in India – Economic Growth and Economic Development – Strategy of Planning in India – New Economic Reforms 1991 – Decentralization of Financial Resources – NITI Aayog.

Money, Banking, Public Finance and Foreign Trade

Functions and Measures of Money Supply – Reserve Bank of India(RBI): Functions, Monetary Policy and Control of Credit – Indian Banking: Structure, Development and Reforms – Inflation: Causes and Remedies – India’s Fiscal Policy: Fiscal Imbalance, Deficit Finance and Fiscal Responsibility – Indian Tax Structure – Goods and Services Tax (GST) – Recent Indian Budget – India’s Balance of Payments (BOP) – FDI.

Agricultural Sector, Industrial Sector and Services in Indian Economy

Indian Agriculture: Cropping Pattern, Agricultural Production and Productivity – Agricultural Finance and Marketing in India: Issues and Initiatives – Agricultural Pricing and Policy in India: MSP, Procurement, Issue Price and Distribution.
Industrial Development in India: Patterns and Problems –
New Industrial Policy, 1991 – Disinvestment – Ease of Doing Business – Industrial Sickness: Causes, Consequences and Remedial Measures 
Services Sector: Growth and Contribution of Services Sector in India – Role of IT and ITES Industry in Development.

Structure of Andhra Pradesh Economy and Public Finance

Structure and Growth of AP Economy: Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) and Sectoral Contribution, AP Per Capita Income (PCI) – AP State Revenue: Tax and Non-Tax Revenue – AP State Expenditure, Debts and Interest Payments – Central Assistance – Projects of External Assistance – Recent AP Budget.

Agriculture and Allied Sector, Industrial Sector and Services Sector of Andhra Pradesh

Production Trends of Agriculture and Allied Sectors – Cropping Pattern –Rural Credit Cooperatives  – Agricultural Marketing – Strategies, Schemes and Programmes related to Agricultural Sector and Allied Sectors in Andhra Pradesh Including Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Forests – Growth and Structure of Industries – Recent AP Industrial Development Policy – Single Window Mechanism – Industrial Incentives – MSMEs – Industrial Corridors – Structure and Growth of Services Sector – Information Technology, Electronics and Communications in Andhra Pradesh – Recent AP IT Policy.


Technology Missions, Policies and Applications

National S&T Policy: Recent Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, and National Strategies and Missions, Emerging Technology Frontiers – Space Technology: Launch Vehicles of India, Recent Indian Satellite Launches and its applications, Indian Space Science Missions – Defence Technology: Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO): Structure, Vision and
Mission, Technologies Developed by the DRDO, Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) – Information and Communication Technology (ICT): National Policy on Information Technology – Digital India Mission: Initiatives and Impact – E-Governance Programmes and Services – Cyber Security concerns – National Cyber Security Policy – Nuclear Technology: Indian NuclearReactors and Nuclear Power Plants – Applications of Radioisotopes –India’s Nuclear Programme.

Energy Management

Policy and Projections: Installed Energy Capacities and Demand in India – National Energy Policy – National Policy on Biofuels – Bharat Stage Norms – Non-Renewable and Renewable Energy: Sources and Installed Capacities in India – New Initiatives and Recent Programmes, Schemes and Achievements in India’s Renewable Energy Sector.

Ecosystem and Biodiversity

Ecology and Ecosystem: Basic concepts of Ecology, Ecosystem: Components and Types – Biodiversity: Meaning, Components, Biodiversity Hotspots, Loss of Biodiversity and Conservation of Biodiversity: Methods, Recent Plans, Targets, Convention and Protocols – Wildlife Conservation: CITES and Endangered Species with reference to India – Biosphere Reserves – Indian Wildlife Conservation efforts, projects, acts and initiatives in recent times.

Waste Management and Pollution Control

Solid Waste: Solid Wastes and their Classification – Methods of Disposaland Management of Solid Wastes in India – Environmental Pollution: Types of Environmental Pollution – Sources and Impacts – Pollution Control, Regulation and Alternatives: Recent projects, acts and initiatives to reduce Environmental Pollution in India – Impact of Transgenics on Environment and their Regulation – Eco Friendly Technologies in Agriculture – Bioremediation: Types and Scope in India

Environment and Health

Environment Challenges: Global Warming, Climate Change, Acid Rain, Ozone Layer Depletion, Ocean Acidification – Environmental Initiatives: Recent International Initiatives, Protocols, Conventions to tackle Climate Change with special reference to India’s Participation and Role –Sustainable Development: Meaning, Nature, Scope, Components and Goals of Sustainable Development – Health Issues: Recent Trends in Disease Burden and Epidemic and Pandemic Challenges in India – Preparedness and Response: Healthcare Delivery and Outcomes in India – Recent Public Health Initiatives and Programmes.

Syllabus for Computer Proficiency Test



Introduction to Computers – Components and their classification – Peripheral devices and their purpose. Input Devices – Keyboard, Mouse,
Scanner, Lighten, Touch screens, Joystick, Micro phone, Scanner, Digital camera, Bar code reader, Biometric sensor Output Devices: Display devices, Printers, Monitor, Speaker, Plotter, Secondary Storage Devices – Feature- Driven Development (FDD), Magnetic tape, Universal Serial Bus(USB), Pen Drives, Disks – The Role of input Processing / output processing devices – Computing Concepts – Data – Information – Random Access Memory (RAM) – Read-Only Memory(ROM) – Control Unit – Memory Unit – Arithmetic Logic Unit(ALU).


System Software, Application Software, Embedded software, Proprietary Software, Open source software (their purpose and characteristics only).


Purpose of operating system, Single User and Multi User Operating Systems with Examples


Interfacing Graphical User Interface (GUI), Differences between Criminal Interdiction Unit(CUI) and Graphical User Interface(GUI) – working With Files and Folders – More About Files – Running An Application Through The File Manager – Running an Application Through The Program Manager – Setting up of Printer, Webcam, Scanner and other peripheral devices,

LINUX/MAC OS (only basic concepts)

Introduction to Linux – Features and advantages of Linux, File handling commands, directory handling commands – User Management – File permissions Media Access Control Address(MAC) OS – Introduction – Advantages of Media Access Control Address(MAC) OS . Basics commands

INTERNET CONCEPTS (only basic concepts)

Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements for a system to use internet, Communication Protocols and Facilities – Various browsers – What is Internet Protocol(IP) Address – Steps required in connecting system to network – Uploading and Downloading Files from Internet

ELECTRONIC MAIL (only basic concepts)

Sending and receiving mails, Basic E-Mail Functions, Using your word processor for E-mail, Finding E-Mail Address, Mailing Lists and lists Servers.

WORLD WIDE WEB (only basic concepts)

WWW advantages of the Web – how to navigate with the Web – Web Searching.



MSOFFICE or any open source office like Libre Office /Apache Open Office Neo office for Windows/Linux/Media Access Control Address (MAC)OS.


Introduction to Office Software- Starting and Exiting the Office Applications – Introducing the Office Shortcut Bar – Customizing Office Shortcut Bar.


Common Office Tools and Techniques – Opening An Application – Creating Files – Entering And Editing Text – Saving Files – Opening Files – Closing a File – Exiting The Application – Managing Your files With The Office Applications


Key Combinations – Cut, Copy and Paste – Drag And Drop Editing – Menu Bars And Toolbars – Undo and – Redo – Spell Checking – Auto Correct – Find and Replace – Help And The Office Assistants – Templates and Wizards

WORD PROCESSING (MS WORD or its equivalent in Libre office /Apache Open Office / Neo office for Windows/Linux/Mac OS)

Title Bar – Menu Bar – Format Bar – Standard Bar – Ruler – Workspace Area – Scroll Bar – Status Bar – Different Toolbars – Option a Menu Bar – Creating New Document When Word is Running – Opening Pre existing Documents When Word is Running – Designing Your Document – Typing Text – Selection text – Deleting Text – Formatting text and document – copying and moving – Saving Document – Page Setup – Properties of a document – Undo-Redo-Cut-Copy a Document – Pasting a Document – Print Preview – Printing – Select All – Find – Replace – Go To – Four Different View Of A Document – Normal, Web Layout, Print Layout, and Outline Layout Document Map – Full Screen – Zoom – Objects – Page Break – Header and Footer – Page Number – Auto Format – Auto Text – Inserting Date And Time – Working With Header, Footers footnotes-Fields-Symbols-Caption Cross Reference-Index-Tabs-Table and Sorting – Working With Graphics – Inserting Pictures – Modifying Pictures – Word Art – Inserting Chart – Inserting Files – Hyper Linking – Bookmark – Using Different Fonts – Paragraph – Bullets Borders and Shading Columns-Drop Cap-Theme-Change Case Background-Frames-Style-Spelling And Grammar – Set Language – Word Count – Auto Summarize – Auto Correct – Merge Document – Protect Document – Envelopes And Labels – – Templates, Wizards And Sample Documents – drawing Tables – Merge Cell – Spilt Cells – Spilt Table – Table Auto Format – Auto Fit – Sort – Formula – Arrange All-Split- Micro Soft Word Help – Macros – Custom Toolbars – Keyboard Shortcuts – Menus – Mail Merge.

SPREAD SHEET (MS Excel or its equivalent in Libre Office / Apache Open Office / Neo office for Windows/s/Linux/ Maa OS)

Features Of Excel – Excel worksheet – Selecting Cell – Navigating With The Mouse And Keyboard – Entering And Editing Text – Text Boxes – Text Notes – Checking Spelling – Undoing And Repeating Action – Entering And Editing Formulas – Referencing Cells – Order Of Evolution in Formulas – Copying Entries And Equations To Minimize Typing – More Auto Fill Examples – Creating Custom Fill Lists Protecting And Un Protecting Documents And Cell – Creating A New Worksheet – Excel Formatting Tips And Techniques – Moving cell – Copying Cells – Sorting Cell Data – Insertion Cells Inserting As You Paste – Deleting Parts Of Worksheet – Clearing Parts Of A Worksheet – Excel Page Setup – Changing Column Width And Row Heights – Auto Format – Manual Formatting – Using style – Format Code Alter A Number’s Appearance – Format Painter Speeds-Up Format Copying – Changing Font Size And Attributes – Adjusting Alignments – Cantering Text Across Column – Using Border Buttons And Commands – Changing Color And Shading – Inserting And Removing Page Breaks – Hiding Rows And Columns – Rearranging Worksheet – Entering Formula – Excel Functions – Inserting Rows And Columns – Saving A Worksheet – Printing A Worksheet – Printing Tips For Large Excel Project – Parts Of A Function – Functions Requiring Add-ins – Function Wizard – Example Of Functions By Category – Organizing Your Data – Excel’s Chart Features – Chart Parts And Terminology – Instant charts with The chart
wizard – Creating Chart On Separating Worksheets – Resizing And Moving Charts – Adding Chart Notes And Arrows – Editing Charts – Rotating 3-D Charts – Printing Charts – Deleting Charts Setting The Default Chart Type – Creating Trend Lines Data Map – Working With Graphics in Excel – Creating And Pacing Graphic objects – Resizing Graphs – Possible Sources Of Excel Graphics – Creating and Running Macro – Sorting Excel Data – Adding Subtotals To Databases – Customizing Excel – Customizing Workspace – Comma Separated Value (CSV) File format – Using Worksheet As Databases.

PRESENTATION SOFTWARE (MS Power Point or its equivalent in Libre Office/Apache Open office/Neo office for Windows/s/Linux/Mac Os)

Introduction – Starting Presentation Software – Views in Presentation Software – Slides – Terminology – Color Schemes – Formatting Slides – Creating a Presentation – Using the Auto Content Wizard – Masters- – Using a Template – Creating a Blank Presentation – Working with Text in Power Point – Adding Slides Editing And Working Text – Working in Outlaying view – Spell checking – Finding And Replacing Text – Formatting Text – Aligning Text – Developing Your Presentation – Importing images From The Outside World – The Clipart Gallery – Drawing in Presentation software- Bringing A Presentation to Life – Inserting Objects in Your Presentation – Inserting A Picture – Working With Graphics – Multimedia in Power Point – Animating The Objects, Pictures, Graphics, – Enhancements to the Slide Show Showing Slides Out Of Order Printing Presentation Elements – Finalizing The Presentation – Assigning Transitions And Timings – Setting The Master Slide – Setting Up The Slide Show – Running The Slide Show

Assessment Pattern


Test may be designed to assess the candidate by means of MCQs.
(20 %of Total Marks)


A computer based assessment test where they need to:

  1. Prepare a model document and organize the same in a formatted manner. This should cover evaluating the typing speed, organizing the document and covering several other aspects such as inserting tables, inserting Images/WordArt, mail merge etc.(20%of Total Marks)
  2. Evaluating typing speed (25% of Total Marks)
    (This may be made mandatory for qualifying based on the norms existing)
  3. Organizing and inserting different objects (15% of Total Marks)
  4. Prepare an Excel Sheet to fill with data and format the sheet, merging/splitting cells, formulae for calculation in the cells, conditional formatting, preparation of different graphs based on the data. (20% of Total Marks)
  5. Prepared a Power Point presentation using the standard layouts available and filling different slides with content (Formatted text, images, tables, transition effects, animation etc. (20%of Total Marks)
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