Download APPSC Group 2 Prelims & Mains Syllabus - Gr II Exam Pattern

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APPSC Group II Syllabus 2020 - Overview

Board Name
Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC)
Post Names
Group 2
Total Number of Vacancies
Type of Job
AP Govt Jobs
Work Location
Andhra Pradesh
Selection Process
Written Exam, Interview
Official Portal

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Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission has uploaded the APPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2020 on its official portal along with the official notification. APPSC Group II Exam syllabus comprises two parts - Screening Test/ Preliminary & Mains syllabus. Candidates who wish to apply for APPSC Group 2 jobs have to get familiarize with the syllabus and exam pattern to qualify the written exam. The screening test is qualifying in nature. So, candidates have to qualify the prelims to appear for mains exam. APPSC Group 3 Mains syllabus comprises three papers - Paper I, II, & III. So, you can check the section-wise or paper-wise APPSC Group 2 Syllabus and Exam Pattern here.

AP Group II Prelims Exam Pattern 2020

Subject Names
Number of questions
Total Marks
  • General Studies and Mental Ability
  • Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh & Indian Constitution
  • Planning and Economy

AP Group 2 Mains Exam Pattern 2020

Subject Names
Number of questions
Total marks
Time Duration
Paper-I: General Studies & Mental Ability


  • I. Social History of Andhra Pradesh i.e., the history of various social and Cultural Movements in AP
  • II. General overview of the Indian Constitution   
Paper-III: Planning in India and Indian Economy Contemporary problems and Developments in  Rural Society with special reference to Andhra Pradesh

AP Group 2 Prelims Syllabus 2020

Current Affairs:

  • Issues of National and International importance in politics,
  • Economics,
  • Society,
  • Science,
  • Technology,
  • Arts,
  • Sports,
  • Culture and Governance

Constitution of India with emphasis on Federalism:

  • Fundamental Rights,
  • Fundamental duties
  • Union and State Governments,
  • Judiciary
  • Judicial Review,
  • Local Government
  • Directive Principles of State Policy,
  • Union and State Legislature,
  • Administration and Legislative relations between Union and State Governments,
  • Scheduled and Tribal Area Administration

Economic Development of India:

  • Economy in Medieval India
  • Pre-Independence Indian economy,
  • Development Plans and Economic and Industrial Policies of Independent India.
  • Liberalizations,
  • Privatization,
  • Globalization, 
  • Labour Policies of Union and State Governments,
  • Role of Agriculture and Green Revolution in India. 
  • Economic disparities between regions and population categories

APPSC Group II Mains Syllabus

Paper-I: General Studies and Mental Ability:

  • Events of national and international importance
  • Current affairs-international, national and regional
  • General Science and it applications to the day to day life 
  • Social-economic and political history of modern India with emphases on Indian national movement
  • Contemporary developments in Science & Technology and Information Technology
  • Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, public policy, reforms and e-governance initiatives
  • Economic development in India since independence
  • Geography of India with focus on AP
  • Disaster management
  • Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection
  • Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation
  • Data Analysis
  • Bifurcation of AP and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political, and legal problems

Paper-II: Section-I: Social & Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh

  • Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh
  • Various kingdoms  that ruled Andhra Pradesh between 11th and 16th centuries A.D
  • Advent of Europeans
  • Origin and growth of Andhra movement
  • Events leading to the formation of Andhra Pradesh state

Paper-II: Section-II: General Overview of Indian Constitution

  • Nature of the Indian Constitution
  • Structure and functions of Indian Government
  • Distribution of Legislative and Executive Powers between the Union and the States   
  • Centre - State relations - Need for Reforms
  • Amendment Process to the Constitution
  • Indian Political Parties - National,  Regional
  • Welfare Mechanisms in India

Paper-III: Planning in India and Indian Economy

  • Planning in Indian Economy and present states
  • Indian Economic Policies
  • Availability of Natural resources and Development
  • Money, Banking and Public Finance
  • Meaning and Measurements of Growth
  • National Income  

Economy of Andhra Pradesh

  • Contribution of agriculture to income and employment in AP
  • Five years plans of Andhra Pradesh
  • Economic policies of A.P including industrial and implementation and mission based development state Government
  • Industries in AP
  • Service sectors of Andhra Pradesh
  • Socio-Economic welfare Programmes of AP Government

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the APPSC Group 2 syllabus?

We have shared the complete APPSC Group 2 Syllabus in this article. Download APPSC Group 2 Syllabus and start your preparation as early as possible.

Q. Is there any negative marking in APPSC Group 2?

Yes, there is negative marking for both prelims and mains exam. 1/3rd of the allotted mark is deducted for each wrong answer.

Q. Does Group 2 have interviews?

Yes. APPSC Group 2 has interview which carries 50 marks.

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