Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission Group-III Syllabus

Paper -I

General Studies

  1. Events of national and international importance.
  2. Current affairs- inter national, national and regional.
  3. Basics of General Science and their relevance to the day to day life. Current developments in science, technology and information technology
  4. History of Modern India with emphases upon Indian national movement.
  5. Economic development in India since independence.
  6. Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation.
  7. Basic things about Disaster management (CBSE-VIII & IX Standard).
  8. Geography of India- Physical, Cultural, Demographic, Economic, Social and Infrastructural aspects – Geography of A.P
  9. Indian Constitution and Polity.
  10. Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection
  11. 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.

Paper- II

  1. Evolution of A.P Panchayat Raj system from 1956
  2. Roles and responsibilities of Panchayat Secretary
  3. Rural Sociology: History and Evolution of schemes catering to upliftment of Rural Poor
  4. Flagship Rural Development schemes of Rural Development Department of Government of India and Andhra Pradesh
  5. Key Schemes of Panchayat Raj Department
  6. Rural Economy of Andhra Pradesh: Agriculture, Small scale Industries
  7. Rural Credit Scenario of Andhra Pradesh: Role of Banks, cooperatives and Micro Finance
  8. Community Based Organisations and convergence of Welfare Schemes
  9. Women Empowerment and Economic development through Self Help Groups
  10. Revenue and Expenditure Management of Local Bodies
  11. Accounting and administering funds received under various schemes