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APPSC Panchayat Secratary Downloads, Exam Pattern and Syllabus

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APPSC Group-3 Exam Conducts in Two Stages:
1. Written Examination (Objective Type)
2. Document Verification

1. Written Examination: The written examination conducted by APPSC is of objective type mode which includes Screening Test & Main Examination (Paper I, II).

WRITTEN EXAM   No. of 
Questions
Duration (Minutes) Maximum 
Marks
Screening test (Objective Type)
Part A 75 75 150
Part B 75 75
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 (Objective Type)

Paper-1:General Studies
and Mental Ability
150 150 150
Paper-2:Rural Development and Problems in Rural Areas with special reference
to Andhra Pradesh
150 150 150
  Total 300
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/ 3rdof the marks prescribed for the question.

2. Document Verification: Candidates have to produce attested

 

Syllabus of the Written Examination:

Screening Test: (150 Questions – 150 Marks)

Part A - General Studies & Mental ability (75 Questions – 75 Marks)

1. Events of national and international importance.

2. Current affairs- international, national and regional.

3. General Science and it applications to the day to day life Contemporary developments in Science & Technology and information Technology.

4. Social- economic and political history of modern India with emphasis on Andhra Pradesh.

5. Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, public policy, reforms and e-governance initiatives with specific reference to Andhra Pradesh.

6. Economic development in India since independence with emphasis on Andhra Pradesh.

7. Physical geography of Indian sub-continent and Andhra Pradesh.

8. Disaster management: vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies, Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in the assessment of Disaster.

9. Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection.

10. Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation.

11. Data Analysis:

a) Tabulation of data

b) Visual representation of data

c) Basic data analysis (Summary Statistics such as mean, median, mode, variance and coefficient of variation) and Interpretation

12. Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political, and Legal implications/problems.

Part B - Rural Development and Problems in Rural Areas with special reference to Andhra Pradesh (75 Questions – 75 Marks)

1. Evolution of Panchayat Raj system in India including Constitutional amendments and reports of Various Committees.

2. Evolution of Panchayat Raj system in Andhra Pradesh.

3. Roles and responsibilities of Panchayat Secretary.

4. Rural Sociology: History and Evolution of schemes catering to upliftment of Rural Poor.

5. Flagship Rural Development schemes of Rural Development Department of Government of India and Andhra Pradesh.

6. Key Schemes of Panchayat Raj Department of A.P.

7. Rural Economy of Andhra Pradesh: Agriculture, Small scale Industries, Rural artisans.

8. Rural Credit Scenario of Andhra Pradesh: Role of Banks, co-operatives and Micro Finance.

9. Community Based Organizations and convergence of Welfare Schemes.

10. Women Empowerment and Economic development through Self Help Groups.

11. Revenue and Expenditure Management of Local Bodies.

12. Accounting and administering funds received under various schemes.

Syllabus for Mains Exam:

Paper I – General Studies & Mental Ability: (150 Questions – 150 Marks)

1. Events of national and international importance.

2. Current affairs- international, national and regional.

3. General Science and it applications to the day to day life Contemporary developments in Science & Technology and information Technology.

4. Social- economic and political history of modern India with emphasis on Andhra Pradesh.

5. Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, public policy, reforms and e-governance initiatives with specific reference to Andhra Pradesh.

6. Economic development in India since independence with emphasis on Andhra Pradesh.

7. Physical geography of Indian sub-continent and Andhra Pradesh.

8. Disaster management: vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies, Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in the assessment of Disaster.

9. Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection

10. Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation.

11. Data Analysis:

a) Tabulation of data

b) Visual representation of data

c) Basic data analysis (Summary Statistics such as mean, median, mode, variance and coefficient of variation) and Interpretation

12. Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political, and Legal implications/problems.

Paper II – Rural Development and Problems in Rural Areas with special reference to Andhra Pradesh: (150 Questions – 150 Marks)

1. Evolution of Panchayat Raj system in India including Constitutional amendments and reports of Various Committees.

2. Evolution of Panchayat Raj system in Andhra Pradesh

3. Roles and responsibilities of Panchayat Secretary

4. Rural Sociology: History and Evolution of schemes catering to upliftment of Rural Poor

5. Flagship Rural Development schemes of Rural Development Department of Government of India and Andhra Pradesh

6. Key Schemes of Panchayat Raj Department of A.P

7. Rural Economy of Andhra Pradesh: Agriculture, Small scale Industries, Rural artisans

8. Rural Credit Scenario of Andhra Pradesh: Role of Banks, co-operatives and Micro Finance

9. Community Based Organizations and convergence of Welfare Schemes

10. Women Empowerment and Economic development through Self Help Groups

11. Revenue and Expenditure Management of Local Bodies

12. Accounting and administering funds received under various schemes.