TSPSC GROUP II Syllabus Paper 1, 2, 3, 4 Official Sullabus

#TSPSC GROUP II Paper 1, 2, 3, 4 Official Sullabus TSPSC 439 GROUP 2 Posts Notification all Papers Syllabus PART 1,PART 2
1. Current Affairs – Regional, National & International.
2. International Relations and Events.
3. General Science; India’s Achievements in Science and Technology
4. Environmental Issues; Disaster Management- Prevention and Mitigation
5. World Geography, Indian Geography and Geography of Telangana State.
6. History and Cultural Heritage of India.
7. Society, Culture, Heritage, Arts and Literature of Telangana.
8. Policies of Telangana State.
9. Social Exclusion, Rights Issues and Inclusive Policies.
10. Logical Reasoning; Analytical Ability and Data Interpretation.
11. Basic English. (10th Class Standard)
I. Socio-Cultural History of India and Telangana.
1. Salient features of Indus Valley Civilization: Society and Culture. -Early and
Later Vedic Civilizations; Religious Movements in Sixth Century B.C. –Jainism
and Buddhism. Socio, Cultural Contribution of Mauryas, Guptas, Pallavas,
Chalukyas, Cholas Art and Architecture – Harsha and the Rajput Age.
2. The Advent of Islam and the Establishment of Delhi Sultanate-Socio, Cultural
Conditions under the Sultanate –Sufi and Bhakti Movements. The Mughals:
Social and Cultural Conditions; Language, Literature, Art and Architecture. Rise
of Marathas and their contribution to Culture; Socio-Cultural conditions in the
Deccan under the Bahamanis and Vijayanagara – Literature, Art and
3. Advent of Europeans: Rise and Expansion of British Rule: Socio-Cultural
Policies – Cornwallis, Wellesley, William Bentinck, Dalhousie and others. The
Rise of Socio-Religious Reform Movements in the Nineteenth Century. Social Protest Movements in India –Jotiba and Savithribai Phule, Ayyankali, Narayana Guru, Periyar Ramaswamy Naicker, Gandhi, Ambedkar etc.
4. Socio-Cultural conditions in Ancient Telangana- Satavahanas, Ikshvakus,
Vishnukundins, Mudigonda and Vemulawada Chalukyas. Religion, Language, Literature, Art and Architecture; Medieval Telangana – Contribution of Kakatiyas, Rachakonda and Devarakonda Velamas, Qutub Shahis; Socio -Cultural developments: Emergence of Composite Culture. Fairs, Festivals, Moharram, Ursu, Jataras etc.
5. Foundation of AsafJahi Dynasty- from Nizam –ul- Mulk to Mir Osaman Ali Khan – SalarJung Reforms Social system and Social conditions-Jagirdars,
Zamindars, Deshmuks, and Doras- Vetti and Bhagela system and position of
Women. Rise of Socio-Cultural Movements in Telangana: Arya Samaj, Andhra Maha Sabha, Andhra Mahila Sabha, Adi-Hindu Movements, Literary and Library Movements. Tribal and Peasant Revolts: Ramji Gond, Kumaram
Bheemu, and Telangana Peasant Armed Struggle – Police Action and the End
of Nizam Rule.
II. Overview of the Indian Constitution and Politics.
1. Evolution of Indian Constitution – Nature and salient features – Preamble.
2. Fundamental Rights – Directive Principles of State Policy – Fundamental Duties.
3. Distinctive Features of Indian Federalism – Distribution of Legislative and Administrative Powers between Union and States.
4. Union and State Governments – President – Prime Minister and Council of Ministers; Governor, Chief Minister and Council of Ministers – Powers and
5. Rural and Urban Governance with special reference to the 73rd and 74thAmendments.
6. Electoral System: Free and fair Elections, Malpractices; Election Commission; Electoral Reforms and Political Parties.
7. Judicial System in India – Judicial Activism.
8. a) Special Provisions for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward
Classes, Women and Minorities.
b) Welfare Mechanism for Enforcement – National Commission for Scheduled
Castes, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes and National
Commission for Backward Classes.
9. Indian Constitution: New Challenges.
III. Social Structure, Issues and Public Policies.
1. Indian Social Structure: Salient Features of Indian society: Caste, Family, Marriage, Kinship, Religion,
Tribe, Women, Middle class – Socio-cultural Features of Telangana Society.
2. Social Issues:
Inequality and Exclusion: Casteism, Communalism, Regionalism, Violence
against Women, Child Labour, Human trafficking, Disability and Aged.
3. Social Movements: Peasant’s Movements, Tribal movements, Backward Class Movements, Dalit
Movements, Environmental Movements, Women’s Movements, Regional
Autonomy Movements, Human Rights Movements.
4. Telangana Specific Social Issues:
Vetti, Jogini, Devadasi System, Child labour, Girl child , Flourosis, Migration,
Farmer’s and Weaver’s Distress.
5. 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.
I. Indian Economy: Issues and Challenges.
1. Growth and Development : Concepts of Growth and Development –
Relationship between Growth and Development
2. Measures of Economic Growth: National Income- Definition, Concepts and Methods of measuring National Income; Nominal and Real Income.
3. Poverty and Unemployment : Concepts of Poverty – Income based Poverty
and Non-Income based poverty ; Measurement of Poverty; Unemployment-Definition, Types of Unemployment
4. Planning in Indian Economy : Objectives, Priorities, Strategies, and
Achievements of Five year Plans – 12th FYP; Inclusive Growth – NITI Aayog
II. Economy and Development of Telangana.
1. Telangana Economy in undivided Andhra Pradesh (1956-2014)- Deprivations (Water(Bachavat Committee), Finances (Lalit, Bhargava, Wanchu Committees) and Employment(Jai Bharat, Girglani Committees)) and Under
2. Land Reforms in Telangana : Abolition of Intermediaries: Zamindari, Jagirdari
and Inamdari;Tenancy Reforms ;Land ceiling; Land alienation in Scheduled
3. 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.
4. 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.
III. Issues of Development and Change.
1. Development Dynamics: Regional Inequalities in India – Social Inequalities –
Caste, Ethnicity (tribe), Gender and Religion; Migration; Urbanisation.
2. Development and Displacement: Land Acquisition Policy; Resettlement and
3. Economic Reforms: Growth, Poverty and Inequalities – Social Development
(education and health); Social Transformation; Social Security.
4. Sustainable Development: Concept and Measurement; Sustainable
Development Goals.
I. The idea of Telangana (1948-1970)
1. Historical Background: Telangana as a distinctive cultural unit in Hyderabad
Princely State, its geographical, cultural, socio, political and economic
features- people of Telangana- castes, tribes, religion, arts, crafts, languages,
dialects, fairs, festivals and important places in Telangana. Administration in
Hyderabad Princely State and Administrative Reforms of Salar Jung and
Origins of the issue of Mulkis-Non-Mulkis; Employment and Civil Services
Rules under Mir Osman Ali Khan, VII Nizam’s Farman of 1919 and Definition
of Mulki – Establishment of Nizam’s Subjects League known as the Mulki
League 1935 and its Significance; Merger of Hyderabad State into Indian
Union in 1948- Employment policies under Military Rule and Vellodi,1948-52;
Violation of Mulki-Rules and Its Implications.
2. Hyderabad State in Independent India- Formation of Popular Ministry under
Burgula Ramakrishna Rao and 1952 Mulki-Agitation; Demand for Employment
of Local people and City College Incident- Its importance. Justice Jagan
Mohan Reddy Committee Report, 1953 – Initial debates and demand for
Telangana State-Reasons for the Formation of States Reorganization
Commission (SRC) under Fazal Ali in 1953-Main Provisions and
Recommendations of SRC-Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s views on SRC and smaller
3. Formation of Andhra Pradesh, 1956: Gentlemen’s Agreement – its Provisions
and Recommendations; Telangana Regional Committee, Composition,
Functions and performance-Violation of Safeguards-Migration from Coastal
Andhra Region and its Consequences-Post-1970 development Scenario in
Telangana-Agriculture, Irrigation, Power, Education, Employment, Medical and
Health etc.
4. Violation of Employment and Service Rules: Origins of Telangana Agitation-
Protest in Kothagudem and other places, Fast unto Death by Ravindranath;
1969 Agitation for Separate Telangana. Role of Intellectuals, Students,
Employees in Jai Telangana Movement.
5. Formation of Telangana Praja Samithi and Course of Movement – the Spread
of Telangana Movement- Major Events, Leaders and Personalities- All Party
Accord – Go 36 – Suppression of Telangana Movement and its
Consequences-The Eight Point and Five-Point Formulas-Implications.
II. Mobilisational phase (1971 -1990)
1. Court Judgements on Mulki Rules- Jai Andhra Movement and its
Consequences- Six Point Formula 1973, and its Provisions; Article 371-D,
Presidential Order, 1975-Officers (Jayabharat Reddy) Committee Report- G.O.
610 (1985); its Provisions and Violation- Reaction and Representations of
Telangana Employees
2. Rise and Spread of Naxalite Movement, causes and consequences – Anti-
Landlord Struggles in Jagityala-Siricilla, North Telangana; Rytu-Cooli
Sanghams; Alienation of Tribal Lands and Adivasi Resistance- Jal, Jungle, and
3. Rise of Regional Parties in 1980’s and Changes in the Political, Socio-
Economic and Cultural fabric of Telangana- Notion of Telugu Jathi and
suppression of Telangana identity- Expansion of new economy in Hyderabad
and other parts of Telangana; Real Estate, Contracts, Finance Companies;
Film, Media and Entertainment Industry; Corporate Education and Hospitals
etc; Dominant Culture and its implications for Telangana self respect, Dialect,
Language and Culture.
4. Liberalization and Privatisation policies in 1990’s and their consequences –
Emergence of regional disparities and imbalances in political power,
administration, education, employment- Agrarian crisis and decline of
Handicrafts in Telangana and its impact on Telangana Society and economy.
5. Quest for Telangana identity-intellectual discussions and debates- political and
ideological efforts – Growth of popular unrest against regional disparities,
discrimination and under development of Telangana.
III. Towards Formation of Telangana State (1991-2014)
1. Public awakening and Intellectual reaction against discrimination -formation of Civil society organisation, Articulation of separate Telangana Identity; Initial
organisation raised the issues of separate Telangana; Telangana Information Trust-Telangana Aikya Vedika, Bhuvanagiri Sabha- Telangana Jana Sabha, Telangana Maha Sabha- Warangal Declaration- Telangana Vidyarthula Vedika etc.,Efforts of Telangana Congress & BJP in highlighting the issue..
2. Establishment of Telangana Rashtra Samithi in 2001, Political Realignment
and Electoral Alliances in 2004 and later Phase of Telangana Movement –
TRS in UPA- Girgliani Committee-Telangana Employees Joint Action
Committee- Pranab Mukherjee Committee- 2009-Elections-Alliances-
Telangana in Election Manifestos- The agitation against Hyderabad as Free-
zone – and Demand for separate Statehood- Fast-Unto-Death by K.Chandra
Shekar Rao-Formation of Political Joint Action Committee (2009)
3. Role of Political Parties-TRS, Congress, B.J.P., Left parties, T.D.P., M.I.M and
other political parties such as Telangana Praja Front, Telangana United Front
etc., Dalit-Bahujan Sanghams and Grass roots Movement organisations –
Other Joint Action Committees and popular protests- Suicides for the cause of Telangana.
4. Cultural Revivalism in Telangana; other symbolic expressions in Telangana
Movement- Literary forms- performing arts and other cultural expressions-
writers, poets, singers, intellectuals, Artists, Journalists, Students, Employees, Advocates, Doctors, NRIs, women, Civil society groups, organised and
unorganised sectors, castes, communities and other social groups in
transforming the agitation into a mass movement- -Intensification of
Movement, Forms of Protest and Major events: Sakalajanula Samme, Non-
Cooperation Movement; Million March, etc
5. Parliamentary Process; UPA Government’s stand on Telangana- All-Party Meeting- Anthony Committee- Statements on Telangana by Central Home Minister – Sri Krishna Committee Report and its Recommendations, AP
Assembly and Parliamentary proceedings on Telangana, Declaration of
Telangana State in Parliament, Andhra Pradesh State Reorganization Act,
2014- Elections and victory of Telangana Rashtra Samithi and the first
Government of Telangana State.