TSPSC Group 3 Recruitment 2018 Notification
Telangana State Public Service Commission undertakes the responsibility of recruiting qualified candidates to the Group III services. All the non-executive positions in various state departments fall under this services. The employees of this cadre, play a crucial role in the State administrative machinery.
TSPSC Group III Positions
Various positions that come under group III category are listed below along with the eligibility criteria and pay scale.
- Senior Accountant
- Auditor (pay and Accountant)
- Senior Accountant (Treasury)
- Senior Auditor (local Funds and Audit Service)
- Assistant Section Officer (Secretariat)
- Assistant Section Officer (legislature Sub Service)
- ASO (Law Department Secretariat Sub Divisions)
- Assistant Auditor (Pay and Account Sub divisions)
- Typist Cum Assistant (Secretariat Sub Divisions)
- Typist Cum Assistant (legislature Sub divisions)
- Typist Cum assistant (finance Department)
- Typist Cum Assistant (Law Department – Secretariat)
- Assistant cum Typist (HOD Office)
- Junior Assistant (HOD office)
- Junior Accountant (Directorate, Treasury, Accounts)
- Junior Accountant (Government life Insurance Subdivisions)
Age limit: 18-36 Years
Educational Qualification : Must pass Intermediate or degree in their respective fields
Pay Scale : Rs. 10,900 – 31,550
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- SC, ST and BC candidates have five years of relaxations.
- State government employees have five years of relaxations.
- Physically Handicapped (PH) have ten years of relaxations.
- N.C.C or those who have worked as instructors in N.C.C. have three years of relaxations.
- 7% seat reservations for BC(A) candidates.
- 10% seat reservations for BC(B) candidates.
- 1% seat reservations for BC(C) candidates.
- 7% seat reservations for BC(D) candidates.
- 4% seat reservations for BC(E) candidates.
- 6% seat reservations for ST candidates.
- 15% seat reservations for SC candidates.
All the Notifications related to the Group 3 examinations are published on the official website of the Telangana Public service Commission i.e. ‘www. tspsc.gov.in.’ Candidates are requested to visit Drona website to keep a track on the updates of notification.
TSPSC Group 3 Application Procedure
Candidates must first register their profile on the official website.
Steps for ‘One Time Profile Registration
- Log on to the official website ‘www.tspsc.gov.in.’
- Navigate to one-time registration bar and clicks on ‘new’.
- You will get an online registration form.
- Enter all the required details such as Aadhar card number, personal details, and address details.
- Upload your scanned copies of photograph and signature.
- Read the terms and conditions properly and click on ‘I accept’ button in the declaration section.
- You can also choose to click on ‘Preview’ button to review your details and make the changes if needed.
- After reviewing your application click on ‘submit’ button.
- You will be issued with a unique ‘TSPSC Reference ID’.
Steps for Applying Online
- Visit the official website ‘www.tspsc.gov.in.’
- Click on ‘Apply online’.
- Fill the required details and pay the requisite fee, either through online or offline.
- Click on ‘submit button’
- Take the print out of your application form for future use.
The Selection Process for some of the group III posts involves only written examination, but for few positions the selection process will be consisting of both written and Computer test.
The written examination will of objective type and consists of two parts.
Part – I
This part of the exam comprises three papers which include Paper I, II and III. Each paper will be having 150 questions and each question carries one mark.
- Paper I – 150 Marks.
- Paper II – 150 Marks
- Paper III – 150 Marks.
Part – II
Computer Skill test – 50 marks.
TS Group 3 Examination Pattern
Part – I
Below table gives a brief idea about the exam pattern.
- Paper – I – General Studies & General Ability – 150 Marks – 150 Questions
- Paper – II -History, Polity & Society – 150 Marks – 150 Questions
- Paper – III -Economy & Development- 150 Marks – 150 Questions
Part – II
In the second part there will be one paper and question that test the Computer knowledge will be asked. This paper will be having fifty questions and one Mark is allotted for each question.
TSPSC Group 3 Syllabus
Paper I – General Studies, and General Ability.
- Current Affairs – Regional, National & International
- International Relations and Events
- General Science; India’s Achievements in Science and Technology
- Environmental Issues; Disaster Management- Prevention and Mitigation Strategies
- World Geography, Indian Geography and Geography of Telangana State
- History and Cultural Heritage of India
- Society, Culture, Heritage, Arts and Literature of Telangana
- Policies of Telangana State
- Social Exclusion, Rights Issues and Inclusive Policies
- Logical Reasoning; Analytical Ability and Data Interpretation
- Basic English (8th Class Standard)
Paper II – History, Polity, and Society
a) Socio-Cultural History of Telangana and Formation of Telangana State
- Satavahanas, Ikshvakus, Vishnukundins, Mudigond and Vemulawada Chalukyas and their contribution to culture; Social System; Religious conditions; Buddhism and Jainism in Ancient Telangana; Growth of Language and Literature, Art and Architecture.
- The establishment of Kakatiya kingdom and their contribution to socio-cultural development. Growth of Telugu Language and Literature under the Kakatiyas – Art, Architecture and Fine Arts. Rachakonda and Deverakonda Velamas, Social and Religious Conditions; Growth of Telugu Language and Literature, Popular protest against Kakatiyas: Sammakka – Sarakka Revolt; SocioCultural contribution of Qutubshahis – Growth of Language, Literature, Art, Architecture, Festivals, Dance, and Music. Emergence of Composite Culture.
- Asaf Jahi Dynasty; Nizam-British Relations: Salarjung Reforms and its impact; Socio – Cultural Religious Conditions under the Nizams: Educational Reforms, Establishment of Osmania University and Higher Education; Growth of Employment and the Rise of Middle Classes.
- Socio-cultural and Political Awakening in Telangana: Role of Arya Samaj-Andhra Mahasabha; Andhra Saraswatha Parishat, Literary and Library movements, Adi- Hindu movement, Andhra Mahila Sabha and the growth of Women’s movement; Tribal Revolts, Ramji Gond and Kumaram Bheemu, -The Telangana Peasant Armed Struggle ; Causes and Consequences.
- Integration of Hyderabad State into Indian Union and formation of Andhra Pradesh. Gentlemen Agreement; Mulki Movement 1952-56; Violation of Safeguards – Regional imbalances – Assertion of Telangana identity; Agitation for Separate Telangana State 1969-70 – Growth of popular protest against discrimination and movements towards the formation of Telangana State 1971-2014.
b) Overview of the Indian Constitution and Politics
- Evolution of Indian Constitution – Nature and Salient Features – Preamble.
- Fundamental Rights – Directive Principles of State Policy – Fundamental Duties.
- Distinctive Features of Indian Federalism – Distribution of Legislative and Administrative Powers between Union and States.
- Union and State Governments – President – Prime Minister and Council of Ministers; Governor, Chief Minister and Council of Ministers – Powers and Functions.
- Rural and Urban Governance with special reference to the 73rd and 74th Amendments.
- Electoral System: Free and Fair Elections, Malpractices; Election Commission; Electoral Reforms and Political Parties.
- Judicial System in India – Judicial Activism
- Special Provisions for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, Women and Minorities.
- Welfare Mechanism for Enforcement – National Commission for Scheduled Castes, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes and National Commission for Backward Classes.
- Indian Constitution: New Challenges.
c) Social Structure, Issues and Public Policies
- Indian Social Structure: Salient Features of Indian society: Caste, Family, Marriage, Kinship, Religion, Tribe, Women, Middle class – Socio-Cultural Features of Telangana Society.
- Social Issues: Inequality and Exclusion: Casteism, Communalism, Regionalism, Violence against Women, Child Labour, Human Trafficking, Disability and Aged.
- Social Movements: Peasant Movements, Tribal Movements, Backward Class Movements, Dalit Movements, Environmental Movements, Women’s Movements, Regional Autonomy Movements, Human Rights Movements.
- Telangana Specific Social Issues: Vetti, Jogini, Devadasi System, Child labour, Girl Child, Flourosis, Migration, Farmer’s and Weaver’s Distress.
- Social Policies and Welfare Programmes: Affirmative Policies for SCs, STs, OBC, Women, Minorities, Labour, Disabled and Children; Welfare Programmes: Employment, Poverty Alleviation Programmes; Rural and Urban, Women and Child Welfare, Tribal Welfare.
Paper III – Economy and Development
a) Indian Economy: Issues and challenges
- Growth and Development : Concepts of Growth and Development –Relationship between Growth and Development
- Measures of Economic Growth: National Income- Definition, Concepts and Methods of measuring National Income; Nominal and Real Income.
- Poverty and Unemployment: Concepts of Poverty – Income based Poverty and Non-Income based poverty; Measurement of Poverty; Unemployment- Definition, Types of Unemployment.
- Planning in Indian Economy: Objectives, Priorities, Strategies, and Achievements of Five year Plans – 12th FYP; Inclusive Growth – NITI Aayog
b) Economy and Development of Telangana
- Telangana Economy in undivided Andhra .Pradesh (1956-2014)- Deprivations (Water (Bachavat Committee), Finances (Lalit, Bhargava, Wanchu Committees) and Employment( Jai Bharat Committee, Girgilan Committee) and Under Development.
- Land Reforms in Telangana : Abolition of Intermediaries: Zamindari, Jagirdari and Inamdari;Tenancy Reforms ;Land ceiling; Land alienation in Scheduled Areas
- Agriculture and Allied Sectors: Share of Agriculture and Allied sectors in GSDP; Distribution of land holdings; Dependence on Agriculture; Irrigation- Sources of Irrigation; Problems of Dry land Agriculture; Agricultural credit.
- Industry and Service Sectors: Industrial Development; Structure and Growth of Industry sector Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Sector; Industrial Infrastructure; Industrial Policy of Telangana; Structure and Growth of Service sector.
c) Issues of Development and Change
- Development Dynamics: Regional Inequalities in India – Social Inequalities – Caste, Ethnicity (tribe), Gender and Religion; Migration; Urbanization.
- Development and Displacement: Land Acquisition Policy; Resettlement and Rehabilitation.
- Economic Reforms: Growth, Poverty and Inequalities – Social Development (education and health); Social Transformation; Social Security.
- Sustainable Development: Concept and Measurement; Sustainable Development Goals.
- Prepare short notes and revise them thoroughly.
- Divide the syllabus based on the preference and weightage
- Solve the previous papers and the model papers.
- Stay up to date with the current happenings in the country and the world.
- Telangana Assistant Finance Commerce Paper
- Telangana Accounts Audit Paper
- Telangana General Studies and General Abilities Paper
The following books are recommended to be read to lay a strong foundation of concepts:
a) For General Studies
- Class VI to X Science and Social Books published by Telugu Academy
- General studies book by Vijetha competitions
- General English by R.S. Agarwal
b) For Current affairs
- Standard newspaper
- Standard magazine Kurukshetra
- Watch new channels for update
c) For History and Culture
- History and Culture of Telangana by Vijetha competitions
- Indian history and culture by BSL Hanumantha Rao
d) For Geography
- Telangana geography by Jayam’s publications
- Indian geography by Majid Hussain
e) For Indian society, Constitution, Administration
- Indian polity by RS Reddy publications
- India’s constitutional system by J.B.K Publications
f) For Economy and Development
- Indian Economy by Uma Kapila
- Environmental Economics by Rabindranath Bhattacharji
Tips and Tricks
Tips for examination
- Be confident and believe in yourself, avoid negatives.
- Stay relaxed.
- Be alert while filling in all the required details in the examination hall.
- As the questions carry equal marks, it would be wise to attempt the easy questions first.
- Take deep breaths when you get stuck somewhere.
- Check all the details once again before handing over the answer sheet to the examiner.
Tips for Interview
- Arrive well before the time at the interview venue.
- Ensure you wear formal dress and look smart.
- Walk into the interview room with confidence.
- Smile and greet everybody.
- Be alert while communicating with the interviewers.
- Maintain a positive and a confident body language.
- Be humble while interacting.
- Give your best attempt and do not brood upon what you couldn’t answer.
- In the end, say thank you to the interviewers for their time and efforts.