SCHEME AND SYLLABUS FOR GROUP- I SERVICES
SCHEME OF EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO GROUP- I SERVICES
Screening Test(Objective Type)
General Studies & Mental Ability. (150 Questions,150 Minutes) 150
NEGATIVE MARKS: As per G.O.Ms.No.235, Finance (HR-I, Plg & Policy) Dept., Dt:06/12/2016, for each wrong answer will be penalized with 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question.
Main Examination (Conventional Type)
(10th Standard-Qualifying for Interviews) 150
Paper-I. General Essay 150
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 150
various social and cultural movements in Andhra
iii. General overview of the Indian Constitution
i) Planning in India & Indian Economy
ii) Land Reforms and social changes in Andhra Pradesh after 150
iii) Andhra Pradesh Economy present status, its strengths and
i) The role and Impact of Science & Technology in the
development of India with emphasis on the applied aspects 150
ii) General awareness with the modern trends in life sciences.
iii) Development and environmental problems
Paper-V: Data appreciation and Interpretation, Logical
Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and Problem solving
i) Data analysis and Interpretation of diagrammatic data 150
ii) Logical Reasoning & Quantitative Aptitude and
iii) Passage Analysis
SCREENING TEST SYLLABUS FOR GROUP-I SERVICES
GENERAL STUDIES AND MENTAL ABILITY (OBJECTIVE TYPE)
Events of National and International importance.
Current affairs – International, National and Regional.
General Science and its applications to the day to day life and Contemporary developments in Science & Technology and Information Technology
Geography – World, National and Andra Pradesh.
History of India Ancient, Medieval, Modern –sociology-cultural, Economic and political affairs with special emphasis on Indian National Movement.
Indian Polity and Governance; Constitutional issues, public policy formulation and implementation, Governance Reforms and e-governance initiatives.
Economic development in India since Independence- role of planning; Planning Commission, Niti Ayog, India’s economic problems such as poverty and unemployment, agrarian crisis, irrigation and water, sustainable development, inflation and balance of payments, growth with stability, growth with Social justice
Center State relations, Finance Commissions, Sharing of Resources between Center and States – Decentralization
India’s Economic reforms –Banking, Financial, trade and social sector; New
challenges in a Globalized context – Global competition, Financial
market instabilities, FDI flows, GST etc.,
Environmental degradation and challenges – Sustainable Development and Environment Protection.
Disaster Management; Vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies Application of remote sensing and GIS in the assessment of Disaster.
Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation.
Data Analysis:a) Tabulation of data
b) Visual representation of data c) Basic data analysis, Summary Statistics such as mean and variance coefficient of variation etc., and Interpretation
Bifurcation of Andra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political, and legal implications/problems, including
Loss of capital city, challenges in building new capital and it’s financial implications.
Division and rebuilding of common Institutions.
Division of employees, their relocation and nativity issues. d). Effect of bifurcation on commerce and entrepreneurs.
Implications to financial resources of state government.
Task of post-bifurcation infrastructure development and opportunities for investments.
socioeconomic, cultural and demographic impact of bifurcation.
SYLLABUS FOR GROUP-I MAIN EXAMINATIONS (DESCRIPTIVE TYPE) GENERAL ENGLISH
(X Class Standard, Qualifying Nature – Marks would not be counted for selection to Interview)
SECTION –I Reading Comprehension
Reading Comprehension Passage- (followed by Questions)
Recognition of Parts of Speech
Verb forms – Usage of Tenses
Identifying and Interchange of Sentences (Simple, Complex, and Compound) (Active and Passive voice)
Use of Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
Correction of Sentences
Use the given Idioms and Phrases in your own Sentences
One Word Substitutes – Recognition and Usage
Synonyms – Recognition and Usage
Antonyms – Recognition and Usage
Words often confused
Expansion of Proverb /Sayings
Write a Paragraph using the given Words/Phrases
Summarizing /Precis Writing
Essay writing on Topics of Social relevance Description of a given Picture/Symbols
Letter writing (Informal & Formal)
Non-Verbal Communication (Body Language)
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