APPSC Group 2 reference books in English medium

(Last Updated On: October 27, 2017)

APPSC Group 2 reference books in English medium

APPSC Group 2 reference books in English medium



Screening Test 150


General Studies & Mental Ability



  1. Social History of Andhra Pradesh i.e., the history of

various social and Cultural Movements in Andhra


  1. General overview of the Indian Constitution

Marks- 150


Planning in India and Indian Economy Contemporary problems and

Developments in Rural Society with special reference to Andhra


Marks- 150


APPSC Group 2 reference books in English medium


APPSC Group 2 reference books in English medium




(As per G. O, Ms. No.231 G A(Ser A) Dept., dt.03.08.2016)

  1. a) Current Affairs – Issues of National and International importance in politics, Economics,

Society, Science, Technology, Arts, Sports, Culture and Governance.

  1. b) 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


  1. c) 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.



Syllabus for Main Examination for APPSC Group-II Services

Paper -I

General Studies and Mental Ability

  1. Events of national and international importance.
  2. Current affairs- international, national and regional.
  3. General Science and it applications to the day to day life Contemporary

developments in Science & Technology and Information Technology

  1. Social- economic and political history of modern India with emphases on Indian national


  1. Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, public policy, reforms and egovernance


  1. Economic development in India since independence.
  2. Geography of India with focus on Andhra Pradesh.
  3. Disaster management: vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies, Application

of Remote Sensing and GIS in the assessment of Disaster

  1. Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection
  2. Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation.
  3. Data Analysis:

Tabulation of data

Visual representation of data

Basic data analysis (Summary Statistics such as mean and variance coefficient of

variation etc.,) and Interpretation

  1. Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural,

Political, and legal implications/problems, including

a). Loss of capital city, challenges in building new capital and it’s

financial implications.

b). Division and rebuilding of common Institutions.

c). Division of employees, their relocation and nativity issues.

d). Effect of bifurcation on commerce and entrepreneurs.

e). Implications to financial resources of state government.

f). Task of post-bifurcation infrastructure development and opportunities

for investments.

g). Socioeconomic, cultural and demographic impact of bifurcation.

h). Impact of bifurcation on river water sharing and consequential issues.

i). AP REORGANISATION ACT, 2014 on AP and the arbitrariness of

certain provisions.

APPSC Group 2 reference books in English medium




APPSC Group-II Paper-II Section-I Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh ENGLISH MEDIUM


  1. Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh: Geographical Features of Andhra – Its

Impact on History and Culture – Pre-History – The Satavahanas, Ikshvakus – Socio-

Economic and Religious Conditions – Literature, Art and Architecture – The Eastern

Chalukyas of Vengi – Society, Religion, Telugu Language, Literature, Art and


  1. Various kingdoms that ruled Andhra Pradesh between 11th and 16th Centuries A.D

Socio- Cultural and Religious conditions in Andhradesa between 11th to 16th Centuries

A.D, Growth of Telugu Language, literature, Art, Architecture and Painting.

  1. Advent of Europeans- Trade centers- 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.

  1. Origin and growth of Andhra movement- Role of Andhra Mahasabhas- Prominent

Leaders- Events leading to the formation of Andhra State 1953. Role of News Papers in

the Andhra Movement.

  1. 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 .

APPSC Group 2 reference books in English medium



APPSC Group-II MAINS Paper-II Section-II General Overview Of The Indian Constitution [ ENGLISH MEDIUM ]


  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.

  1. Structure and functions of Indian Government- Legislative, Executive and Judiciary-

Types of Legislatures- Unicameral, Bicameral- Executive – Parliamentary, Judiciary-

Judicial Review, Judicial Activism.

  1. Distribution of Legislative and Executive Powers between the Union and the States;

Legislative, Administrative and Financial relations between the Union and the States–

Powers and the Functions of Constitutional Bodies- UPSC, State Public Service

Commissions, CAG and Finance Commission.

  1. Centre- State relations- Need for Reforms- Rajmannar Committee, Sarkaria Commission,

M.M. Punchchi Commission – Unitary and Federal features of Indian Constitution.

  1. Amendment Process to the Constitution – Centralization Vs Decentralization –

Community Development Programs- Balwantray Mehta, Ashok Mehta Committees-

73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Acts and their Implementation.

  1. Indian Political Parties- National, Regional- One Party, Bi-Party, Multi-Party Systems-

Regionalism and Sub-Regionalism–Demand for New States – Sri Krishna Committee –

National Integration- Threats to Indian Unity.

  1. Welfare Mechanisms in India-Provisions 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, Women’s Commission,

National and State Minorities Commissions – Human Rights Commission- RTI- Lokpal

and Lok Ayukt.

APPSC Group 2 reference books in English medium



APPSC GROUP-II Paper-III Section-II AP Economy ( Contemporary Problems and Development of ANDHRA PRADESH ) [ ENGLISH MEDIUM ]

Planning in Indian Economy and present states

Socio- Economic – objectives and outlays of Five Year Plans – alternative strategies – Goals and

Achievements – Causes for failure of different Plans –New economic reforms 1991. Regulation

of the Economy – Creation of regulatory bodies-NITI Aayog- Co operative Federalism and

decentralization of financial resources.

Indian Economic Policies

Agricultural policies – Industrial policies since 1956 – IT industries – Monetary policy of RBI –

Fiscal policy – Objectives – Fiscal Imbalance and Deficit Finance –New Foreign Trade Policy.

Current account imbalances; FDI.

Availability of Natural resources and Development

Population- size, composition and growth–Trends; Occupational Distribution of Work force –

Human Development Index as a measurement of development. Demographic Dividend.

Money, Banking and Public Finance

Concept of Money and measures of money supply ; Creation of credit by Commercial Banks;

determination of Price level- Inflation , its causes and remedies; Budget – taxes and non-tax

revenue. Goods and Service Tax (GST)

Meaning and Measurements of Growth

Distinction between growth and development – Measurement of growth – Growth,

Development and Underdevelopment – Characteristics of Underdevelopment – Stages of

development – Sources of capital formation – Growth strategies; Deregulation and growth.

National Income

National Income and concepts – Gross Domestic Product – Net Domestic Product, Per capita



1) Contribution of agriculture to income and employment in Andhra Pradesh. Land reforms

in Andhra Pradesh – Need for Land Reforms – Structure of Land Holdings Forest and sown–

Irrigated area – Cropping pattern – sources of agricultural finances – agricultural subsidies –

public distribution system in Andhra Pradesh.

  1. Five years plans of Andhra Pradesh – Outlays – Finance in public sector plans – Resource

allocation pattern in the five year plans of Andhra Pradesh under develops after NITI Aayog.

  1. Economic policies of A.P including industrial and implementation and mission based

development state Government. 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. Energy management

  1. Service sectors of Andhra Pradesh – Importance – Composition and growth with special

reference to Power, Transport and Communication, Tourism and Information Technology in

Andhra Pradesh.

  1. Socio Economic welfare Programmes of Government of Andhra Pradesh.


APPSC Group 2 reference books in English medium