09 July 2016

APPSC Group 4 Final Syllabus for Paper 1 General Studies and Paper 2 Secretarial Abilities - 2016

Following is the final syllabus suggested by APPSC (Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission) for the recruitment of vacancies under Group 4 services in AP. The Group 4 exam consists of two papers. These are:

Paper 1: General Studies
Paper 2: Secretarial Abilities

Also Read:

APPSC Group 2 Final Syllabus Paper - 1

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

Group 4 Final Syllabus:

Paper 1 Syllabus: General Studies (SSC Standard)

1. History, Economics, Civics and Geography.
2. Physical Science.
3. Natural Science.
4. Current Affairs.
5. Reasoning and Analytical Ability.
6. Basic things about disaster management (CBSE - VIII & IX Standard)
7. Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
8. Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection

Suggested Syllabus of different Subjects:


Economic Growth and Development, Indicators of Economic
Development, Characteristic Features of Developing Countries like India.

National Income, Concepts of National Income, GNP, NNP, Percapita Income, Disposable Income, Estimation of National Income, Trends in National Income.

Structural Changes in Indian Economy, Sectoral Distribution of GDP, Planning and Economic Reforms in India, Meaning of Planning, Objectives,
India’s Five Year Plans, NITI AYOG, Twelth Five Year Plan, Eradication of Poverty and Reduction of unemployment Programmes.

Environment and Sustainable Development Concepts of Environment, Linkages Between Environment and Economy, Environmental Pollutions, Types and Measures to Control Pollution, Sustainable Economic Development

Economy of Andhra Pradesh: Economic History of Andhra Pradesh,
Characteristic features Demographic features, Occupational Distribution of workforce, Development of Agricultural Sector, Industry and Service Sectors, Welfare measures.

Natural Sciences:

Introduction to living organisms. Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cells.
Structure, reproduction and uses of bacteria. Nature of viruses. Common
diseases caused by bacteria and viruses. Plant kingdom, and Animal
Kingdom - salient features of Algae, Fungi, Bryophytes, Pteridophytes,
Gymnosperms, invertebrates and vertebrates. Uses of plants in food, fibre
and medicine. Crop plants. Uses of animals in food and medicine.

Physical Sciences:

Matter, Mechanics. Sound, Heat, Optics, Electricity, Electro
Magnetism and their applications in the day to day life. Chemical
equation and reaction, Acids, Basis and Salts, Structure of Atom,
Classification of Elements, Chemical bonding, Carbon it Compounds,

History: History of Modern India with a focus on Indian National
Movement. Important Cultural Events in Andhra Pradesh up to 1956
Economic Challenges Faced by Andhra Pradesh post Bifurcation in 2014.


Mental Ability (Verbal and Nonverbal)
Logical Reasoning
Descriptive Passage
Logical Passage
Narrative Passage
a) Re-arrangement of sentences with a view to improving the structure of a passage.
b) Spelling, Punctuation, Proof - Reading, Editing Skills Numerical and Arithmetical abilities.