1. Indus Valley Civilization: Features, Sites, Society, Cultural History, Art and
Religion. Vedic Age- Mahajanapadas, Religions-Jainism and Buddhism.
The Maghadas, the Mauryan , Foreign invasions on India and their impact, the
Kushans. The Sathavahanas the Sangam Age, the Sungas, the Gupta Empire -
their Administration- Social, Religious and Economic conditions-Art,
Architecture, Literature, Science and Technology.
2. The Kanauj and their Contributions, South Indian Dynasties - The Badami
Chalukyas, the Eastarn Chalukyas, the Rastrakutas, the Kalyani Chalukyas,
the Cholas, the Hoyasalas, the Yedavas, the Kakatiyas and the Reddis.
3. The Delhi Sultanate, the Vijaynagar Empire and the Mughal Empire, the Bhakti
Movement and Sufism - Administration, Economy, Society, Religion,
Literature, Arts and Architecture.
4. The European Trading companies in India- their struggle for supremacy-with
special reference to Bengal, Bombay, Madras, Mysore, Andhra and Nizam,
Governor-Generals and Viceroys.
5. Indian War of Independence of 1857 - Origin, Nature, causes, consequences
and significance with special reference to Concerned State, Religious and
Social Reform Movements in 19th century in India and Concerned State, India's
Freedom Movement, Revolutionaries in India and Abroad.
6. Mahatma Gandhi, his thoughts, Principles and Philosophy. Important
Satyagrahas, the Role of Sardar Patel, Subash Chandra
(B) CONSTITUTION, POLITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.
1. Indian Constitution: Evolution, features, Preamble, Fundamental Rights,
Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy, Amendments,
Significant Provisions and Basic Structure.
2. Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States, Parliament and State
Legislatures: Structure, Function, Power and Privileges. Issues and challenges
pertaining to Federal Structure: Devolution of Power and Finances up to local
levels and Challenges therein.
3. Constitutional Authorities: Powers, Functions and Responsibilities -
Panchayati Raj - Public Policy and Governance.
4. Impact of Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization on Governance -
Statutory, Regulatory and Quasi-judicial bodies.
5. Rights Issues (Human rights, Women rights, SC/ST rights, Child rights) etc.
6. India's Foreign Policy — International Relations — Important Institutions,
Agencies and Fora, their structure and mandate - Important Policies and
Programmes of Central and State Governments.
(C) INDIAN AND ANDHRA PRADESH ECONOMY AND PLANNING
1. Basic characteristics of Indian Economy as a developing economy – Economic
development since independence objectives and achievements of planning -
NITI Ayog and its approach to economic development – Growth and distributive
justice - Economic development Human Development Index – India’s rank in the
world – Environmental degradation and challenges - Sustainable Development -
2. National Income and its concepts and components –India’s National Accounts –
Demographic issues - Poverty and Inequalities – Occupational Structure and
Unemployment - Various Schemes of employment and poverty eradication –
Issues of Rural Development and Urban Development
3. Indian Agriculture –Irrigation and water – Inputs of agriculture – Agricultural
Strategy and Agricultural Policy – Agrarian Crisis and land reforms – Agricultural
credit – Minimum Support Prices -Malnutrition and Food Security - Indian
Industry - Industrial Policy – Make-in India – Start-up and Stand-up programmes –
SEZs and Industrial Corridors – Energy and Power policies – Economic Reforms –
Liberalisaion, Privatisation and Globalization –International Trade and Balance of
Payments – India and WTO
4. Financial Institutions – RBI and Monetary Policy – Banking and Financial Sector
Reforms – Commercial Banks and NPAs – Financial Markets –Instabilities - Stock
Exchanges and SEBI – Indian Tax System and Recent changes – GST and its
impact on Commerce and Industry – Centre, States financial relations- Financial
Commissions – Sharing of resources and devolution – Public Debt and Public
Expenditure - Fiscal Policy and Budget
5. i) The characteristics/ basic features of Andhra Pradesh economy after
bifurcation in 2014 – Impact of bifurcation on the endowment of natural resources
and state revenue – disputes of river water sharing and their impact on irrigation –
new challenges to industry and commerce - the new initiatives to develop
infrastructure –power and transport -information technology and e-governance –
Approaches to development and initiatives in agriculture, industry and social
sector – Urbanisation and smart cities – Skill development and employment –
social welfare programmes
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ii) A.P. Reorganisation Act, 2014 – Economic Issues arising out of bifurcation –
Central government’s assistance for building a new capital, compensation for loss
of revenue, development of backward districts – Issues such as Vizag railway
zone, Kadapa steel factory, Dugarajapatnam airport, Express ways and industrial
corridors etc., - Special Status and Special Assistance- Controversy -
Government’s stand and measure
General Geography: Earth in Solar system, Motion of the Earth, Concept of
time, Season, Internal Structure of the Earth, Major landfornns and their
features. Atmosphere-structure and composition, elements and factors of
Climate, Airmasses and Fronts, atmospheric disturbances, climate change.
Oceans: Physical, chemical and biological characteristics, Hydrological
Distasters, Marine and Continental resources.
2. Physical: World, India and concerned State : Major physical divisions,
Earthquakes, landslides, Natural drainage, climatic changes and regions,
Monsoon, Natural Vegetation, Parks and Sanctuaries, Major Soil types, Rocks
3. Social: World, India and concerned State : distribution, density, growth, Sex-ratio,
Literacy, Occupational Structure, SC and ST Population, Rural-Urban
components, Racial, tribal, religious and linguistic groups, urbanization, migration
and metropolitan regions.
4. Economic: World, India and concerned State: Major sectors of economy,
Agriculture, Industry and Services, their salient features. Basic Industries-Agro,
mineral, forest, fuel and manpower based Industries, Transport and Trade, Pattern
PAPER -II — GENERAL APTITUDE
Marks: 120 No.of Questions:120 Time: 120 Minutes
A. GENERAL MENTAL AND PSYCOLOGICAL ABILITIES
1. Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability.
2. Number Series, Coding —Decoding.
3. Problems Related to Relations.
4. Shapes and their Sub-sections, Venn Diagram.
5. Problems based on Clocks, Calendar and Age.
6. Number system and order of Magnitude.
7. Ratio, proportion and variation.
8. Central Tendencies - mean, median, mode — including weighted mean.
9. Power and exponent, Square, Square Root, Cube Root, H.C.F. and L.C.M.
10.Percentage, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and loss.
11.Time and Work, Time and Distance, Speed and Distance.
12.Area and Perimeter of Simple Geometrical Shapes, Volume and
Surface Area of Sphere, Cone, Cylinder, cubes and Cuboids.
13.Lines, angels and common geometrical figures — properties of
transverse and parallel lines, properties of triangles, quadrilateral,
rectangle, parallelogram and rhombus.
14.Introduction to algebra — BODMAS, simplification of weird symbols.
15.Data interpretation, Data Analysis, Data sufficiency, and concepts of
16.Emotional Intelligence: Understanding and analyzing emotions, Dimensions
of emotional intelligence, coping with emotions, empathy and coping with
17. Social Intelligence, interpersonal skills, Decision making, Critical thinking,
problem solving and Assessment of personality.
(B) SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
18. Science and Technology: Nature and Scope of Science & Technology; Relevance
of Science & Technology to the day to day life; National Policy on Science,
Technology and Innovation; Institutes and Organization in India promoting
integration of Science, Technology and Innovation, their activities and
contribution; Contribution of Prominent Indian Scientists.
19. Information and Communication Technology (ICT): Nature and Scope of ICT;
ICT in day to day life; ICT and Industry; ICT and Governance - Various
government schemes promoting use of ICT, E-Governance programmes and
services; Netiquettes; Cyber Security Concerns - National Cyber Crime
20. Technology in Space & Defence: Evolution of Indian Space Programme;
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) — it's activities and
achievements; Various Satellite Programmes — Satellites for
Telecommunication, Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS),
Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) Satellites; Satellites for defence, Eduset or
Satellites for academic purposes; Defence Research and Development
Organization (DRDO)- vision, mission and activities.
21. Energy Requirement and Efficiency: India's existing energy needs and deficit;
India's Energy Resources and Dependence, Energy policy of India Government
Policies and Programmes. Solar, Wind and Nuclear energy
22. Environmental Science: Issues and concerns related to environment; Its
legal aspects, policies and treaties for the protection of environment at the
national and the international level; Biodiversity- its importance and
concerns; Climate Change, International Initiatives (Policies, Protocols) and
India's commitment; Forest and Wildlife - Legal framework for Forest and
Wildlife Conservation in India; Environmental Hazards, pollution, carbon
emission, Global warming. National Action plans on Climate Change and
Disaster management. Biotechnology and Nanotechnology; Nature, Scope
and application, Ethical, Social, and Legal issues, Government Policies.
Genetic Engineering; Issues related to it and its impact on human life.
Health & Environment.
C. CURRENT EVENTS OF REGIONAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL
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