APSPSC GROUP-I Paper-II Exam Pattern | APPSC GROUP-I Paper-II Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Group.I-PAPER-II- MARKS: 150

SECTION-I
HISTORY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE OF INDIA WITH EMPHASIS ON 20TH CENTURY HISTORY OF INDIA

1. Indus Civilization * Vedic Civilization * Distinction between Indus Civilisation and Vedic Civilisation *Evolution of Varna, Jathi/caste system *Religious condition * Emergence of Religious Movements (Jainism, Buddhism and other sects) * Rise of Magadha Imperialism* Rise of Mahayana and Development of Art (Gandhara, Mathura and other Schools).*

2. *Advent of Islam and its impact * Influence of Islam on Indian Culture * Religious Movements * Nature and significance of Bhakti Movements * Growth of vernacular languages, literature, fine arts, architecture, monuments, Indo-Persian art and architecture* – Vijayanagara empire and their contribution to art, literature and culture * socio-economic conditions, administration, fall of Vijayanagar empire * the Great Moghals and their contribution to Indian Fine Art, Architecture and Fine Arts * Rise of Shivaji.

3. Stages of colonialism * changes in administrative structure and politics *factors leading for the British supremacy, assistance of Indian Powers and the causes of failures *Civil rebellions *Revolt of 1857 and its impact *Rise of nationalist*consciousness and factors for the growth of Indian Nationalism and Freedom Struggle : Three Phases :1885-1905, 1905-1920, 1920-47 and significance of Gandhian Era.

4. Rise and growth of Socio-Religious-cultural *anti-caste, Dalit and non-Brahmin, Justice/self-respect movements in modern India *Social reform organisations and role of intellectuals *Raja Ram Mohan Roy – Dayanand Saraswathi – Jyotiba Phule – Narayana Guru – Mahathma Gandhi – Ambedkar and others.

5.Nationalist Literature *growth of peasant and labour movements* role of leftist parties in anti-feudal and anti-colonial struggles-rise and growth of Women*s movements *origin and growth of communalism *workers and peasant movements *freedom and partition of India; important historical events after independence.

PAPER-I Gr.I-SECTION-II

SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF ANDHRA PRADESH

1.The Satavahanas and their contribution *social structure *religious conditions *growth of literature and painting *Ikshvakus and their cultural contribution *Growth of Buddhism in Andhra Pradesh *The Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi and their importance *socio-cultural contribution *growth of Telugu language & Literature *education and learning *Religious Sects *growth of art and architecture.

2.Socio- Cultural and Religious conditions in Andhra Desha between 1000 AD *1565 AD Growth of Telugu Language and Literature *Nannaya- Molla etc., fine arts and architecture *Monuments *Significance * Contribution of Qutubshahis to Telugu language and Literature *Art- Architecture- Monuments.

3.Modern Andhra -*Socio-cultural awakening in Andhra* Brahma Samaj, Arya Samaj, Theosohica society *Adi-Andhra, Movements and role of Veereshalingam and others *Non-Brahmin, Adi- Andhra /Dalit and Justice/self *respect*movements* Gurram Joshuva *Boyi Bheemanna *Sri Sri and others *Growth of Nationalist Movement in Andhra*and the Andhra Leaders during the Freedom Struggle *Role of socialists *communists *anti-zamindari-kisan movements.

4.Asafjahi Dynasty *socio-cultural awakening in Telangana -Adi-Hindu Movement *Nizam Rashtra Janasangham *Andhra Mahasabha*Andhra Saaraswata Parishat *The role of Hyderabad State Congress and Vandemataram Movement.

5.Telangana People *Armed Struggle *Ittehadul-Muslimeen * Razakars-anti-Nizam Struggles and end of Nizam*s Rule and integration of Hyderabad State in Indian Union * Formation of Andhra Pradesh.

PAPER-II-Gr.I-SECTION-III

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION

1. Nature of the Constitution *constitutional developments *salient features *Preamble*Fundamental Rights , Directive Principles of State Policy and their relationship – Fundamental Duties, Distinctive features of Indian Federation.

2.Distribution of Legislative Powers*between the Union and the State ; Administrative and Financial relations between the Union and the States *Powers and the functions of Constitutional Bodies.

3.Unicameral and Bicameral Legislatures *Functions and crises of accountability, decline of legislature – Delegated Legislation*Legislative and Judicial control over the delegated legislation *Judicial review of administrative action.

4.Amendment of the Constitution *Basic Structure Theory *Emergency Provisions and De-centralisation *Community development experiment *3 tier model of Panchayat Raj *73rd and 74th amendments and their implementation.

5. Welfare Mechanism in India : Provisions for scheduled castes, Tribes and Minorities ; Reservations for SC, ST and Backward classes ; Prevention of SC and ST Atrocities Act ;*National and State SC and ST Commission ; Women*s Commission ; National and State Minorities Commission and Human Rights Commission.

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  1. krishna says:

    pls send group I mains previous question paper for Paper II for 2008

  2. arunasri says:

    pls give me some guidelines about how to prepare for group1 examinations.

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