09 July 2016

APPSC Group 2 Final Syllabus for Paper 2 - Social and Cultural History of AP, Overview of Indian Constitution - 2016

Following is the final syllabus for APPSC Group 2 recruitment for Paper - II. The final and detailed syllabus is released by APPSC (Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission). The Group 2 recruitment notification is expected soon. Final syllabus for Paper - II is as follows:


1. Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh: Geographical Features of Andhra – Its Impact on History and Culture – Pre-History – The Satavahanas, Ikshvakus – Socio-Economic and Religious Conditions – Literature, Art and Architecture – The Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi – Society, Religion, Telugu Language, Literature, Art and Architecture.

Also Read:

APPSC Group 2 Final Syllabus - Paper 1

APPSC Panchayat Secretaries Recruitment - Final Syllabus for Paper 1 and Paper 2

2. Socio- Cultural and Religious conditions in Andhradesa between 11th to 16th Centuries A.D, Growth of Telugu Language, literature, Art, Architecture and Painting- Contribution of Qutubshahis to Andhra
History and Culture.

3. Advent of Europeans- Trade centers- Andhra under the Company– 1857 Revolt and its impact on Andhra- Establishment of British Rule- Socio-Cultural awakening, Justice party/self respect movements- Growth of Nationalist Movement in Andhra between 1885 to 1947– Role of Socialists– Communists– Anti- Zamindari and Kisan Movements. Growth of Nationalist poetry.

4. Origin and growth of Andhra movement- Role of Andhra Mahasabhas- Prominent Leaders- Events leading to the formation of Andhra State 1953. Role of News Papers in the Andhra Movement.

5. Events leading to the Formation of Andhra Pradesh State – Visalandhra Mahasabha – States Reorganisation Commission and Its Recommendations - Gentlemen Agreement – Important Social and Cultural Events between 1956 and 2014 .

6. Economic Challenges faced by Andhra Pradesh post Bifurcation in 2014.


1. Nature of the Indian Constitution – Constitutional Development – Salient features of Indian Constitution – Preamble – Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy and their Relationship - Fundamental Duties, Distinctive features - Unitary and Federal.

2. Structure and functions of Indian Government - Legislative, Executive and Judiciary - Types of Legislatures - Unicameral, Bicameral - Executive – Parliamentary, Judiciary - Judicial Review, Judicial Activism.

3. Distribution of Legislative and Executive Powers between the Union and the States; Legislative, Administrative and Financial relations between the Union and the States– Powers and the Functions of
Constitutional Bodies - UPSC, State Public Service Commissions, CAG.

4. Centre- State relations- Need for Reforms- Rajmannar Committee, Sarkaria Commission, M.M. Punchchi Commission, - NITI Aayog - Unitary and Federal features of Indian Constitution.

5. Amendment Process to the Constitution - Centralization Vs Decentralization - Community Development Programs- Balwantray Mehta, Ashok Mehta Committees- 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Acts and their Implementation.

6. Indian Political Parties- National, Regional- One Party, Bi-Party, Multi-Party Systems - Regionalism and Sub-Regionalism– Demand for New States - Sri Krishna Committee – National Integration - Threats to Indian Unity.

7. Welfare Mechanisms in India-Provisions for Scheduled Castes, Tribes and Minorities, Reservations for SCs, STs and Backward Classes- Prevention of SCs and STs Atrocities Act- National and State SCs, STs and BC’s Commissions, Women’s Commission, National and State Minorities Commissions – Human Rights Commission- RTI- Lokpal and Lok Ayukt.