APPSC Group I Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2016

APPSC Group I Exam Pattern/ Scheme and Syllabus 2016: Andhra Pradesh Government issued G.O. Ms. No.141 revising Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) Group I Exam Pattern 2016 or Exam Scheme 2016. Group I (A) services shall be treated as Group-I services and the Group I (B) services are to be treated as included in Group II services. More details on

APPSC Group I (A) Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2016:
I. Preliminary Examination:
Screening Test (Objective Type) General Studies and Mental Ability - 150 Marks

II. Main Examination:
Paper-I General Essay - 150 Marks

Paper-II - 150 Marks
i. History and Cultural Heritage of India with Emphasis on 20th Century History of India
ii. Social History of Andhra Pradesh i.e., the history of various social and cultural movements in Andhra Pradesh
iii. General overview of the Indian constitution

Paper-III - 150 Marks
i. Planning in India & Indian Economy
ii. Land Reforms and social changes in Andhra Pradesh after Independence
iii. Andhra Pradesh’s Economy present status, its strengths and weaknesses

Paper-IV - 150 Marks
i. The role and Impact of Science & Technology in the development of India with emphasis on the applied aspects.
ii. General awareness with the modern trends in life sciences
iii. Development and environment problems

Paper- V - 150 Marks
i. Data appreciation and Interpretation
ii. The candidates will be asked to draw their own conclusion from the data presented in a tabular form in graphical or otherwise
iii. Problem solving - duly structured situation will be presented to the candidate and they will be asked to suggest their own solution to the problem arising out of situation. Alternatively, they may be called upon to prove the understanding of the situation by answering certain searching questions based on the situation

III. Interview - 75 Marks
Total - 825 Marks