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Pearson India Education Service Private Limited invites applications for LAW courses - Law School Admission Test India LSAT - 2017

LSAT—India 2017

  • Test Date: 23rd April, 2017
  • Format of the test: Pencil and Paper based test
  • Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes without any break
Qualification :  Intermediate , LLB

Test Sections:


  • Analytical Reasoning
  • 1st Logical Reasoning
  • 2nd Logical Reasoning
  • Reading Comprehension

The LSAT—India is a test of analytical reasoning, logical reasoning, and reading comprehension, including comparative reading.

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The LSAT—India 2017 test will be conducted in the following cities:

  1. North: Chandigarh, Delhi (NCR), Jaipur, Lucknow
  2. South: Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi
  3. East: Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi
  4. West: Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Mumbai, Nagpur

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IMPORTANT DATES :
Online Registration Last Date :  10.04.2017
Written Exam Date :  23.04.2017
Result Date :  20.05.2016

GROUP-IV SERVICES

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-I 

(SSC STANDARD) 

Existing Syllabus
  • 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) 

Proposed Syllabus

1. History
  • Indian History , and Andhra Pradesh History

2. ECONOMICS 
  • i) Economic Growth and Development – Indicators of Economic Development – Characteristic Features of Developing Countries like India. 
  • ii) 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. 
  • iii) 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 . 
  • iv) Environment and Sustainable Development – Concepts of Environment – Linkages Between Environment and Economy – Environmental Pollutions – Types – Measures to Control Pollution – Sustainable Economic Development. 
  • v) 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 - Civics and Geography.
3. PHYSICAL SCIENCE  
  • Heat Light, Electricity Magnetism, Chemical equitation and reaction, Acids, Basis and Salts, Structure of Atom, Classification of Elements, Chemical bonding, Carbon it Compounds, Metallurgy (SSC Standard only).

4. NATURAL SCIENCE 
  • 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, Fungi and Animal Kingdom -salient features of algae, fungi, bryophytes, pteridophytes, gymnosperms, invertebrates and vertebrates. Human Physiology. Uses of plants in food, fibre and medicine. Crop plants. Uses of animals in food and medicine .
5. Current Affairs
  • Latest Current Affairs 
5. Reasoning and Analytical Ability. 

6. Basic things about disaster management (CBSE - VIII & IX Standard) . 

7.** Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

GROUP - IV SERVICES 

PAPER-II 

SECRETARIAL ABILITIES

Existing Syllabus
  • 1) Mental Ability (Verbal and non- verbal) 
  • 2) Logical Reasoning 
  • 3) Comprehension 
  • 4) Re-arrangement of sentences with a view to improve analysis of a passage 
  • 5) Numerical and Arithmetical abilities 
Proposed Syllabus
  • 1) Mental Ability (Verbal and non- verbal) 
  • 2) Logical Reasoning 
  • 3)** Comprehension: a) Descriptive Passage b) Logical Passage c) Narrative Passage 
  • 4)** a) Re-arrangement of sentences with a view to improve analysis of a passage b) Fill in the blanks with suitable words from the given words/phrases 
  • 5) Numerical and Arithmetical abilities

GROUP-II SERVICES 

PAPER-I 

SUBJECT: GENERAL STUDIES (GAZETTED SERVICES)

Existing Syllabus 
  • 1. Events of national and inter national importance. 
  • 2. Current affairs- inter national, national and regional. 
  • 3. Contemporary developments in science & technology and information technology. 
  • 4. Social- economic and political history of modern India with emphases on Indian national movement. 
  • 5. Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, public policy, reforms and e-governance initiatives.
  • 6 . Economic development in India since independence. 
  • 7 . Physical geography of India sub -continent. 
  • 8 . Disaster management: vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies. 
  •  9. Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation. 
Proposed Syllabus 
  • 1. Events of national and inter national importance. 
  • 2. Current affairs- inter national, national and regional. 
  • 3. Contemporary developments in science & technology and information technology. 
  • 4. Social- economic and political history of modern India with emphases on Indian national movement. 
  • 5. Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, public policy, reforms and e-governance initiatives
  • 6 . Economic development in India since independence. 
  • 7 . Physical geography of India sub -continent. 
  • 8** Disaster management: vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies, Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in the assessment of Disaster 
  • 9. Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation. 

GROUP-II SERVICES 

PAPER-I 

SUBJECT: GENERAL STUDIES (Non-GAZETTED SERVICES)

Existing Syllabus
  • 1. Events of national and inter national importance. 
  • 2. Current affairs- inter national, national and regional. 
  • 3. Current developments in science, technology and information technology. 
  • 4. History of Modern India with emphases upon Indian national movement. 
  • 5. Economic development in India since independence. 
  • 6. Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation. 
  • 7. Basic things about Disaster management (CBSE-VIII& IX Standard)
Proposed Syllabus 
  • 1. Events of national and inter national importance. 
  • 2. Current affairs- inter national, national and regional. 
  • 3. Current developments in science, technology and information technology. 
  • 4. History of Modern India with emphases upon Indian national movement. 
  • 5. Economic development in India since independence. 
  • 6. Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation. 
  • 7. Basic things about Disaster management (CBSE-VIII& IX Standard). 
  • 8.** Geography of India- Physical, Cultural, Demographic, Economic, Social and Infrastructural aspects. 

GROUP-II SERVICES
PAPER-II

Existing Syllabus
SECTION-I (i)  : SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF ANDHRA PRADESH
  • 1. The Satavahanas and their contribution – social structure – Ikshvakus and their cultural contribution; Buddhism and Jainism; The Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi – their socio-cultural contribution – growth of Telugu language & Literature. 
  • 2. Socio- Cultural and Religious conditions in Andhra Desha between first and fifteenth centuries of the Christian Era. 
  • 3. Establishment of British Rule – 1857 Revolt and its impact on Andhra and Hyderabad Sociocultural awakening ; Adi-Andhra/ Dalit and Justice/self – respect movements; Growth of Nationalist Movement in Andhra between 1885 and 1947 – 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 – Hyderabad State Congress and Vandemataram Movement. 
  • 5. Growth of Leftist / Communist Movement and Telangana People’s Armed Struggle – Ittehadul -Muslimeen – Razakars -anti -Nizam Struggles and end of Nizam’s Rule. Integration of Hyderabad State into Indian Union – Formation of Andhra Pradesh – Important historical events after 1956.
Proposed Syllabus
SECTION-I  : SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF ANDHRA PRADESH 
  • 1. Geographical features of AndhraIts impact on History and Culture. History of Andhra Jati- Andhra Desa- Telugu. Early history of Andhra up to MauryasThe Satavahanas – Social, Economic and Religious Structure, Contribution to Literature, Art and Architecture– Ikshvakus and their Cultural Contribution; Buddhism in Andhra. The Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi – their Socio-Cultural contribution – Growth of Telugu language & Literature. 
  • 2. Socio- Cultural and Religious conditions in Andhradesa between 11th to 15th 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. 
  • 4. Origin and growth of Andhra movement - Role of Andhra Mahasabhas - Prominent Leaders - Events leading to the formation of Andhra State 1953. 
  • 5. Asafjhahi Dynasty – socio -cultural awakening in Nizam State - Emergence of Andhra Pradesh 1956 – Important historical events from 1956 to 2014.

GROUP-II SERVICES
PAPER-II

Existing Syllabus
SECTION - I I :  GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION
  • 1. Salient features of the Indian Constitution – Preamble, Fundamental Duties, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy and their relationship. 
  • 2. Distinctive features of Indian Federation - Distribution of Legislative Powers between the Union and the State; Relative roles of Legislature, Executive and Judiciary. 
  • 3. Community development experiment – 3 tier model of Panchayat Raj – 73rd and 74th amendments and their implementation. 
  • 4. 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 States Minorities Commission and Human Rights Commission. 
  • 5. Unicameral and Bicameral Legislatures –Functions and crises of accountability, decline of legislature

Proposed Syllabus
SECTION - I I : AN OVERVIEW OF THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION 
  • 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, Presidential. 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 Justice Sri Krishna Commission - NITI Aayog - Unitary and Federal features of Indian Constitution. 
  • 5. Amendment Process to the Constitution - Centralization Vs Decentralization - Community Development Progrmmes - 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 - 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 BCs Commissions, Women’s Commission, National and State Minorities Commissions - Human Rights Commission - RTI - Lokpal and Lok Ayukt

GROUP-II SERVICES
PAPER-III

Existing Syllabus
Planning in India & Indian Economy
  • 1) Planning in Indian Economy – Socio-economic objectives and outlays of 5 year plans – Major controversies of planning in India – Alternative strategies – Goals and achievements – shortfall of different plans – Planning in the market – Major reforms/policy changes effect from 1991. 
  • 2) Broad fiscal, monetary, industrial trade and agricultural policies, objectives, rationale, constraints and effects. 
  • 3) Geographic size – Endowment of natural resources, population; size composition quality and growth trends – occupational distribution – effect of British rule with reference to drain theory and Laissez faire Policy.
  • 4 ) Money banking and public finances – concept of money and measures of money supply velocity of money banks and credit creation, determination of price level – inflation, its causes and remedies , finance budget – taxes and non -tax revenue. 
  • 5 ) Meaning and measurements of growth - growth distribution and welfare, characteristics of under development, stages of development, sources of growth capital – human capital, population, productivity, trade and aid, growth strategies – types of average measures – dispersion -correlation - index numbers ; types, uses and limitations. 

Proposed Syllabus
PLANNING IN INDIA AND INDIAN ECONOMY 
(Planning in Indian Economy) 
Socio- Economic - objectives and outlays of Five Year Plans – alternative strategies - Goals and Achievements – Causes for failure of different Plans –New economic reforms 1991 – LPG.

Indian Economic Policies 
Agricultural policies – Industrial policies since 1956 – IT industries – Monetary policy of RBI – Fiscal policy – Objectives – Fiscal Imbalance and Deficit Finance – New Foreign Trade Policy.

Availability of Natural resources and Development 
Population- size, composition and growth–Trends; Occupational distribution of Work force –Human Development Index.

Money, Banking and Public Finance
Concept of Money and measures of money supply’ – Banks and credit creation its causes and remedies; Budget – taxes and non - tax revenue.

Meaning and measurements of growth
Growth, Development and Underdevelopment – Characteristics of Underdevelopment – Stages of development – Sources of capital formation – Growth strategies; Types of Averages - Dispersion – Correlation – Types Index Numbers - Uses and limitations.

CONTEMPORARY P ROBLEMS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN RURAL SOCIETY WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ANDHRA PRADESH

Existing Syllabus
  • 1. National Income & Main sectors of Economy, GDP (Gross Domestic Product), Per capita income and HDI (Human Development Index) as measures of development. Relative contribution of agriculture to income and employment in the recent four decades of AP. 
  • 2 . Five year plans of AP – Outlays, Finance in public sector plan and resource allocation pattern in the recent five year plan. 
  • 3 . Need for and aims of land reforms in AP – Structure of land holdings in AP. Forest, sown and irrigated area in AP. Cropping pattern. Sources of Agricultural finance in AP – Agricultural subsidies. 
  • 4 . Growth and structure of Industries in Andhra Pradesh , factories, small and tiny sectors, their comparison , growth , weaknesses and problems - Institutional and non -institutional – growth and structure of cooperatives in Andhra Pradesh – Share of cooperatives in total credits – adequacy and problems. 
  • 5 . Structure of Agricultural outputs – administered prices including support and procurement prices – Public Distribution System in AP ; Service sector of AP – importance, composition and growth with special reference to transport and communication, tourism and information and biotechnology.

Proposed Syllabus
CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS AND DEVELOPMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
  • 1) National Income and concepts – Gross Demostic Product – Net Demostic Product , Percapita Income - and Human Development Index as measurement of development – contribution of agriculture to income and employment in Andhra Pradesh. 
  • 2. Five years plans of Andhra Pradesh – Outlays – Finance in public sector plans – Resource allocation pattern in the five year plans of Andhra Pradesh. 
  • 3. Land reforms in Andhra Pradesh – Need for Land Reforms – Structure of Land Holdings Forest and sown– Irrigated area – Cropping pattern – sources of agricultural finances – agricultural subsidies – public distribution system in Andhra Pradesh.
  • 4. Industries in Andhra Pradesh – Growth and structure of industries – Role of Small Scale and Cottage Industries – structure of Co - operatives – share of Co - operatives in total credit of Andhra Pradesh. 
  • 5. Service sectors of Andhra Pradesh – Importance - Composition and growth with special reference to Power, Transport and Communication, Tourism and Information Technology in Andhra Pradesh.


SYLLABUS FOR WRITTEN EXAMINATION FOR THE POST OF  
Stipendiary Cadet Trainee (SCT) Sub Inspectors of Police (Communications) (Men & Women)

PAPER I: ENGLISH (DESCRIPTIVE TYPE) 
The candidate’s understanding of the English language, its correct usage and his writing ability would be tested. Questions on short essay, comprehension, précis, letter writing, paragraph writing / report writing, translation from English to Telugu etc. would be included

PAPER II: ARITHMETIC & TEST OF REASONING / MENTAL ABILITY (OBJECTIVE TYPE) (200 QUESTIONS)
Arithmetic: It will include questions on problems relating to number system, simple interest, compound interest, ratio & proportion, average, percentage, profit & loss, time & work, work & wages, time & distance, clocks & calendars, partnership, mensuration etc. Test of Reasoning: It will include questions of both verbal & non-verbal type and include question on analogies, similarities and differences, spatial visualisation, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory etc

PAPER III: TECHNICAL PAPER (OBJECTIVE TYPE) (200 QUESTIONS)
1. Materials and Components: Structure of properties of Electronic Engineering, materials, conductors, semiconductors and insulators, magnetic, ferroelectric, piezoelectric, ceramic, optical and superconducting materials. Passive components and characteristics, Resistors, Capacitors and Inductors; Ferrites, Quartz crystal, Ceramic resonators, Electromagnetic and Electromechanical components.

2. Physical Electronics, Electron Devices and ICs : Different types of diodes and their characteristics, Bipolar junction transistors, Field transistors, Field effect transistors, power switching devices like SCRs, CTOs, power MOSFETs Basics of ICs-bipolar, MOS and CMOS types, Basics of Opto- Electronics

3. Network Theory : Network analysis techniques; Network theorem, transient and steady state sinusoidal response, Transmission criteria: delay and rise time Elmore’s and other definition, effect of cascading. Elements of network synthesis.
4. Electromagnetic Theory : Transmission lines; basic theory, standing waves, matching applications, microstrip lines; Basics of wave guides and resonators; Elements of antenna theory.

5. Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation : Basic concepts, standards and error analysis; Measurements of basic electrical quantities and parameters; Electronic measuring instruments and their principles of working; analog and digital comparition, characteristics, applications. Transducers; Electronic measurements of non-electrical quantities like temperature, pressure, humidity etc. Basics of telemetry for industrial use

6. Power Electronics : Power Semiconductor devices, Thyristor, Power transistor, MOSFETs Characteristics and operation, AC to DC convertors; 1 – phase and 3 phase DC to DC convertors, AC regulators, Thyristor controlled reactors, switched capacitor networks, Invertors; Single-phase and 3 phase, Pulse width modulation, Sinusoidal modulation with uniform sampling, Switched mode power supplies.

7. Analog Electronic Circuits : Transistor biasing and stabilization, small signal analysis, Power amplifiers, Frequency response, Wide band techniques, Feedback amplifiers, Tuned amplifiers, Oscillators, Rectifiers and Power supplies, Operational Amplifier, other linear integrated circuits and applications, Pulse shaping circuits and waveform generators.

8. Digital Electronic Circuits : Transistors as a switching element; Boolean algebra; simplification of Boolean functions; Karnaught Map and applications; IC logic gates and their characteristics; IC logic families; DTL, TTL, ECL, NMOS, PMOS and CMOS gates and their comparison; Combinational logic circuits; Half adder; full adder, Digital Comparator; Multiplexer De-multiplexer; ROM and their applications; Flip-flops, R-S, JK, D and T flip-flops; Different types of counters and registers; waveform generators; A/D and D/G convertors; Semiconductor memories.
9. Communication Systems and antennas: Basic information theory, Modulation and detection in analogue and digital systems, Sampling and data reconstruction, Quantization & Coding, time division and frequency division multiplexing, Equalisation, Optical Communication; in free space & fiber optic; frequency spectrum analysis, Propagation of signals at HF, VHF, UHF and microwave frequency; Satellite communication, and Mobile communications. Antennas, applications, cellular and PCS antennas.

10. Microwave Engineering : Microwave tubes and solid state devices, Microwave generation and amplifiers, Wave guides and other Microwave Components and Circuits, Micro-strip circuits, Microwave antennas, Microwave measurements, Masers Lasers Microwave propagation. Microwave Communication Systems- terrestrial and satellite based.

11. Computer Engineering : Number Systems; Data representation, Programming; Elements of a high level programming languages, use of basic data structures, Fundamentals of computer architecture processor design, Control unit design, Memory organization, I/O system organization, Personal computer and their typical uses. Mother board peripherals, accessories, windows operating system, PC assembly and software installation, processor management, storage management, file systems, networking & LAN, basics of WAN, WAN protocols, networking management, system administration, web applications. Data structures using C, data base management concepts of SQL, schema objects, Programming Languages C,C++, Visual basics

12. Microprocessors: Microprocessor Architecture-Instruction set and simple assembly, language programming, Interfacing for memory and I/C, Applications of Microprocessor in telecommunications and power system.



13. Television Engineering : Picture tube construction and working principle. Deflections Camera tubes, Basic T.V. system. Scanning, Synchronization, Composite Video Signals, aspect ratio, resolution, flickering, pictures, sound broad casting in F.M., V.H.F. and U.H.F. Channels, typical response of video I.F. amplifiers, use of wave traps, video amplifiers, nature of video signals. Sync Pulses and blanking pulses in the video signals, differentiating circuit used for pulse separation. Horizontal deflection principle. Principle of video cameras, video cassette recorder. Principle of closed circuit T.V. system. Video Conferencing

14. Radars and Landing systems : Principles of operation of Radar, Radar range equation, modification of Radar range equation considering receiver noise and radar frequencies. Working of Pulsed radar, function of duplexer and modulator, Radar beacon. Principle of C.W radar, Doppler frequency shift, FMCW radar, FM altimeter, display systems, Basic principles of MTI radar and Tracking radar. Aircraft landing systems, ILS, GCA, ARSR and SRA.

15. Control systems : Transient and steady state response of control systems, effect of feedback on stability and sensitivity, Root locus techniques; Frequency response analysis, concepts of gain and phase margins, Constant-M and Constant-N Nichol’s chart, Approximation of transient response from closed loop frequency response, Design of Control Systems, Compensators Industrial controllers.

16. Telephone Systems: PSTN telephone network, Local Loops, signals and noise in telephone systems, telephone instruments, FDM, Digital transmission, digital Local loops, EPABX, FAX, internet telephony. GSM and CDMA phone system Multiplexing and multiple access techniques: digital subscriber line, Frequency Division multiplexing and access, Time division multiplexing and multiple access, spread- spectrum, Code division multiple access. Teleconferencing

Awarding of marks: For each question the candidate will be awarded full marks, if he darkened only one bubble corresponds to the correct answer. In case, the candidate has not darkened any bubble, he will be awarded zero mark for that question.

SYLLABUS FOR WRITTEN EXAMINATION FOR THE POST OF  
Stipendiary Cadet Trainee Assistant Sub Inspector of Police in Finger Print Bureau (Men & Women)
PAPER I: ENGLISH (DESCRIPTIVE TYPE) 
The candidate’s understanding of the English language, its correct usage and his writing ability would be tested. Questions on short essay, comprehension, précis, letter writing, paragraph writing / report writing, translation from English to Telugu etc. would be included 

PAPER II: ARITHMETIC & TEST OF REASONING / MENTAL ABILITY (OBJECTIVE TYPE) (200 QUESTIONS) 
Arithmetic: It will include questions on problems relating to number system, simple interest, compound interest, ratio & proportion, average, percentage, profit & loss, time & work, work & wages, time & distance, clocks & calendars, partnership, mensuration etc. 

Test of Reasoning: It will include questions of both verbal & non-verbal type and include question on analogies, similarities and differences, spatial visualisation, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory etc 
1. Computer Hardware: 
  • i) Computer Architecture: Fundamentals of Computers, PC Assembling, Installation, Trouble Shooting, Viruses. 
  • ii) The Memory System: Memory Hierarchy, ROM, RAM, DRAM, Storage Devices, Secondary memory and RAID and its Levels; Concepts of high speed memories, CPU, NIC cards. 
  • iii) Computer Peripherals: Keyboard, Mouse, Video Cards, Monitors, Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD), Digital Camera, Sound Cards, Printers, Modems, Scanners, Power Supply and etc. 





2. Computer Software: 
  • i) Operating Systems: Computer fundamentals, DOS Commands, windows accessories & utilities.
  • ii) Windows: Windows Generations – Installation and maintenance, File management, Creating user accounts and passwords, Administrative tools, Control panels, Services, Settings, Multimedia, printers. 
  • iii) Data Base Management, basic concepts, RDBMS, Data types, tables, views, transactions, concurrency, reports 

3. Application Software: (MS-Office) 
  • i) MS-Office: MS- Word : Basics, file operations, formatting & editing text, tables, inserting objects and page design, macros and mail merge, creating documents and printing. 
  • ii) MS-Excel: Cell formatting, graphic objects and charts, database, pivot tables, data validation. Maths functions and calculations, templates, file protection and printing 
  • iii) MS Power Point: Essential elements of presentation, creating and adding slides, format, design, layout, slide show presentations and printing. 
  • iv) MS Access: Database, Tables, Data sheets, Queries, Forms, Date Entry and Editing. Reports. 


4. Networking & Security Management: The Topologies – Types of Networks: Local Area Networks (LAN), Metropolitan Networks (MAN), Wide Area Networks (WAN) – Firewall Policy, Packet filters, Application Gateway, Advanced authentication mechanism. Anti virus concepts, Encryption, VPN, Internet, Intranet 

Awarding of marks: For each question the candidate will be awarded full marks, if he darkened only one bubble corresponds to the correct answer. In case, the candidate has not darkened any bubble, he will be awarded zero mark for that question.





1. In which year was the Missile Techn- ology Control Regime established?
1) 1985
2) 1986
3) 1987
4) 1988
5) 1989

2. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has flagged off Champaran Satyagrah Express in Motihari in?
1) Bihar
2) Uttar Pradesh
3) Jharkhand
4) Madhya Pradesh
5) None of these

3. The plenary meeting of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) was held in June 2016 in?
1) Beijing
2) Seoul
3) Tokyo
4) Geneva
5) The Hague

4. Cosco container ship became the first to travel through the Panama Canal's newly expanded locks on June 26, 2016. It belongs to?
1) Russia
2) USA
3) Japan
4) China
5) Brazil

5. Who won the women's singles title of the Australian Open Super Series Badminton tournament in June 2016?
1) P.V. Sindhu
2) Saina Nehwal
3) Sun Yu
4) Ruthvika Shivani
5) Carolina Marin


6. Which country won the 2016 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy held in London?
1) Australia
2) India
3) Germany
4) Netherlands
5) Spain

7. Arktika is a nuclear-powered icebreaker ship. It is launched by?
1) Russia
2) China
3) Japan
4) USA
5) Denmark

8. The record for the most number of satellites launched in a single mission belongs to which of the following countries? (It sent 37 satellites in 2014)?
1) USA
2) Japan
3) UK
4) China
5) Russia

9. What is the name of the ISRO's commercial arm?
1) Planet Labs
2) Astrium
3) Antrix Corporation
4) Intelsat
5) Inmarsat

10. At the 2016 International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards ceremony who was honored with the Woman of the Year Award?
1) Sridevi
2) Deepika Padukone
3) Kangana Ranaut
4) Priyanka Chopra
5) Moushmi Chatterjee


11. Which of the following is a Frenchorigin fighter aircraft?
1) Tejas
2) Sukhoi-30
3) MiG-21
4) Mirage-2000
5) Chengdu J-7

12. Najeeb Jung resigned as the Lieutenant- Governor of which of the following Union Territories on December 22,2016?
1) Puducherry
2) Delhi
3) Lakshadweep
4) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
5) None of these

13. Doris Leuthard was elected as the President of which of the following countries on December 7, 2016? (She will take over from Johann Schneider Ammann on January 1, 2017)
1) Latvia
2) Switzerland
3) Lithuania
4) Bulgaria
5) Estonia

14. The United Nations General Assem-bly elected five non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council in June 2016. Which of the following countries is not one of them?
1) Ethiopia
2) Bolivia
3) Sweden
4) Kazakhstan
5) India

15. India is a member of which of the following international groupings?
1) Nuclear Suppliers Group
2) The Australia Group
3) The Wassenaar Arrangement
4) All 1, 2 and 3
5) None of these


16. Which of the following groups was established in response to India's first nuclear tests in 1974?
1) G7
2) NSG
3) G4
4) IAEA
5) None of these

17. Who was crowned Miss World 2016? (The 66th edition of the Miss World pageant was held on December 18, 2016 in Maryland, USA)
1)Yaritza Reyes (Dominican Republic)
2) Natasha Mannuela (Indonesia)
3) Stephanie Del Valle (Puerto Rico)
4) Catriona Gray (Philippines)
5) Lenty Frans (Belgium)

18. Who was named ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year on December 22, 2016?
1) David Warner
2) A.B. de Villiers
3) Chris Gayle
4) Quinton de Kock
5) Virat Kohli

19. Who among the following coaches was chosen for the Mohun Bagan Ratna award for his contribution to the Mohun Bagan football Club?
1) Armando Colaco
2) Amal Dutta
3) Santosh Kashyap
4) Syed Nayeemuddin
5) None of these

20. John Ashe passed away recently. He was former?
1) UNGA President
2) UNESCO Director General
3) WTO Director General
4) IMF Managing Director
5) World Bank President


21. Which of the following districts in Assam is India's first island district?
1) Biswanath
2) Sivasagar
3) Majuli
4) Hojai
5) Nagaon

22. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the second International Yoga Day celebrations on June 21, 2016 in?(The theme is Connect the Youth)
1) New Delhi
2) Pune
3) Gandhinagar
4) Chandigarh
5) Panipat

23. Calder Memorial Trophy is associated with which of the following sports?
1) Golf
2) Rugby
3) Ice Hockey
4) Polo
5) Baseball

24. Who is the author of the book "A Life in Diplomacy"?
1) Sujatha Singh
2) Nirupama Rao
3) Shiv Shankar Menon
4) M.K. Rasgotra
5) Vikas Swarup

25. Who is the present President of Panama?
1) Daniel Ortega
2) Isabel Saint Malo
3) Ricardo Martinelli
4) Juan Manuel Santos
5) Juan Carlos Varela

26. An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a hum an pilot aboard. Which of the following drones belong/s to the USA?
1) Predator
2) Reaper
3) Global Hawk
4) Both 1 and 2
5) All 1, 2, 3


27. Terrorists killed 44 people at the Ataturk Airport on June 28, 2016. It is the main international airport serving?
1) Tehran
2) Baghdad
3) Istanbul
4) Damascus
5) Jerusalem

28. Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket (PSLV-C34) launched how many satellites in a single mission on June 22, 2016? (ISRO bettered its own record of launching 10 satellites in 2008)
1) 22
2) 18
3)17
4)20
5)24

29. The Defense Ministry has given its approval for the purchase of 145 Ultra-Light Howitzers (ULH) guns from?
1) USA
2) Australia
3) Israel
4) Ireland
5) New Zealand

30. In June 2016 India became a full member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) as its?
1) 33rd member
2) 34th member
3) 35th member
4) 36th member
5) 37th member

31. The Nuclear Suppliers Group consists of how many members?
1) 45
2) 46
3) 48
4) 44
5) 43


32. Which country was elected as Chair of a permanent committee of the United Nations for the first time recently? ( It is the head of Legal Committee, also known as the Sixth Committee)
1) Yemen
2) Syria
3) Lebanon
4) Israel
5) Iraq

33. Ranu Langthasa has been appointed the first woman Chairperson of the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) in?
1) Arunachal Pradesh
2) West Bengal
3) Assam
4) Tripura
5) Meghalaya




Statement and Courses of Action is a major area of logical reasoning. Some questions will be based on Fact and Improvement method. In this method, when the presented situations talks of a simple fact (not a problem, just a situation) and the suggested courses of action suggest ways of improvement.
1.Which of the following expressions will be true if the expression R ≤O ≥Y= A> L is definitely true?
1)  O ≥L
2) R ≤L
3) O ≥A
4) Y≥L
5) None of these

2.Which of the following symbol should replace the question mark (?) in the given expression in order to make the expression(P< M) and (K ≥T) definitely true? P? G ≤K ? M ≥R ≥T
1) >, =
2) <, =        
3) ≤, =
4) <, <
5) None of these

3. Which of the following symbols be placed inthe blank spaces respectively (in the sameorder from left to right) in order to complete the given expression in such a manner that makes the expression (G < P) definitely false and (M > E) definitely true?G _C _M _P_G _E
1) ≤, =, <, ≥, =
2) =, ≤, =, ≥, =
3) <, ≤, >, ≥, =
4) <, <, =, >, >
5) None of these

4.Which of the following symbols be placed inthe blank spaces respectively (in the sameorder from left to right) in order to completethe given expression in such a manner thatmakes the expression (I < A) definitely true?_≤_≥_= _> _ S
1) K, I, Q, J, A
2) Q, J, I, K, A
3) J, I, Q, A, K
4) I, A, K, Q, J
5) None of these

5. Which of the following expression will be false if the expression K ≥I ≤Q < J ≤A= D is definitely true?
1) Q < A
2) A> I            
3) I ≥K
4) J ≤D
5) None of these

Directions (Q. 6-10) :Study the given information and answer the following questions. When a word and number arrangement machine is given an input.  The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.  (All the numbers are two - digit numbers). Input:17 world 48 life 43 salt 14 union 29 style 08 extra 24 31 after out
Step I: 43 world 17 48 life salt 14 union 29 style08 extra 24 31 after out
Step II:43 world 08 union 17 48 life salt 14 29style extra 24 31 after out
Step III:43 world 08 union 31 style 17 48 life salt 14 29 extra 24 after out
Step IV:43 world 08 union 31 style 14 out 1748 life salt 29 extra 24 after
Step V:43 world 08 union 31 style 14 out 29salt 17 48 life extra 24 after
Step VI:43 world 08 union 31 style 14 out 29salt 24 extra 17 48 life after
Step VII:43 world 08 union 31 style 14 out 29salt 24 extra 17 life 48 after
Step VII is the last step of the abovearrangement as the intended arrangement is obtained. As per the rules followed in the given steps, find out the appropriate steps for the given input.
Input:32 proud 47 even 11 fell 23 now only is53 86 40 rich 12 all

6.How many steps will be required to complete the given input?
1) Four
2) Five      
3) Six
4) Seven
5) Eight

7.Which of the following is the third element from the right end in step IV?
1) rich 
2) 40 
3) 86
4) is
5) now

8.In which step will there be the following output?
53 rich 12 only 47 proud 32 is even 11 fell 23now 86 40 all
1) Step II
2) Step III
3) Step IV
4) Step V
5) Step VI

9.Which of the following represents the positions of '11' in step V?
1) Third from the right 
2) Fifth from the right
3) Ninth from the left   
4) Fifth from the left
5) None of these

10.Which element is third to the right of 'now' instep VI?
1) 11   
2) feel     
3) 86      
4) 40 
5) 32

Directions (Q. 11-15):In each of the questions below, two /three statements are given followed by conclusions/ group of conclusion numbered I and II. You have to assume arethe statements to be true if they seem to be atvariance with the commonly known facts andthen decide which of the given two conclusions logically follows from the information given in the statements.
Give answer:
1) If only conclusion I follows.
2) If only conclusion II follows.
3) If either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.
4) If neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows
5) If both conclusions I and II follow.

11.Statements: All birds are stones. Some stones are mountains. Some rocks are mountains.
Conclusions:
I. Some birds being mountain is a possibility.
II. All birds are mountains.
(Q.12-13): Statements:
All teachers are bankers.
All lawyers are teachers.
No doctor is a banker.

12.Conclusions:
I. Some teachers being doctor is a possibility.
II. At least some bankers are lawyers.
13.Conclusions:
I. No banker is a lawyer.
II. All teachers being lawyer isa possibility.

14.Statements:
Some cities are towns.
All towns are urban.
Conclusions:
I. All cities being urban is a possibility.
II. Some towns can never becities.

15.Statements:
No flower is a rose.
Some roses are red.
Conclusions:
I. All red being flower is a possibility.
II. At least some flower is red.


Directions (Q. 16-21): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
Eight people P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W are sitting around a circular table, facing the centre.  Each of them is drinking different beverages:Tea, Coffee, Juice, Mineral water, Lemonade,Cola, Coconut water and Milk, but not necessarily in the same order. Q is sitting second to the left of U. The person drinking milk is an immediate neighbour of U. Only one person sits between the person drinking mineral water and P. The person drinking coffee is on the immediate right of the person drinking mineral water.  W is second to the right of U. S is drinking milk.   Rand Tare immediate neighbours. Neither R nor T is drinking mineral water.  The person drinking lemonade is one the immediate left of Q.  Theperson drinking cola is second to the right person drinking coffee. The person drinking coconut water is an immediate neighbour of the person drinking mineral water. R is second to the right of the person drinking tea.

16.Who is second to the right of P?
1) Q       
2) R       
3) S       
4) T
5) U

17.Who among the following is drinking coconut water?
1) Q      
2) V        
3) W      
4) U       
5) T

18.What is the position of V with respect to the person drinking milk?
1) Third to the left
2) Second to the right
3) Second to the left
4) Third to the right
5) Immediate right

19.Four of the following five are alike in a cer-tain way based on the given arrangementand hence form a group. Which of the following does not belong to the group?
1) Tea - S
2) Juice - W
3) Mineral water - T
4) Lemonade - V
5) Cola - U

20.Which of the following person is drinking tea?
1) P
2) R        
3) T
4) V        
5) W

21.Which of the following statement is true to according to the given arrangement?
1) The person drinking Cola is sitting second to the left of the person drinking Juice.
2) Pis an immediate neighbour of the person drinking Lemonade.
3) S sits exactly between Q and R.
4) Only four people sit between W and Q.
5) All of the given statements are true.


Directions (Q. 22-25): Each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. Youhave to decide whether the data given in thestatements are sufficient to answer the   question. Read both statements and give answer:
1)If the data in statement I alone is sufficient toanswer the question, while the data in statement II alone is not sufficient to answer the question.
2)If the data in statement II alone is sufficientto answer the question, while the data instatement I alone is not sufficient.
3)If the data either in statement I alone or statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question.
4)If the data in statement I and II together is not sufficient to answer the question.
5)If the data in both statements I and II together is necessary to answer the question.

22.Who among S, R, K, V and P was the first to reach the station?
I. R, who reached earlier than P, S and K was not the first to reach.
II. S, who reached earlier than P and K couldn't reach earlier than V.

23.Who among P, Q, R, S and T is the smallest?
I. Q is taller than T and S is taller than P but smaller than T.
II. S is not the tallest and R is not the smallest.

24.What is the difference in the ages of Arun and Sunil?
I. Arun is 20 years older than Mohan.
II. Mohan is 2 years younger than Rohan.

25.How is Richa related to Nisha?
I. Richa's father is brother of Nisha's mother.
II. Nisha is the daughter of Richa's grandfather's only daughter


Directions (Q. 26-27):In each questions below is given statement followed by three Courses of action I, II and III. A course of action is a step of administrative decision to be taken for improvement, followup or further action inregard to the problem, policy etc. On thebasis of the information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in thestatement to be true and then decide which ofthe suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.

26. Statement: Large number of students ofthe local school fell ill after having their midday meal provided by the school.
Courses of action:
I. The government should immediately suspend the school principal.
II. The school authority should initiate an enquiry to find out the reason for student's sickness.
III. The government should instruct all theschools to suspend their midday meal scheme till further order.
1) Only I follows
2) Only II follows
3) Only III follows
4) II and III follow
5) None of these

27.Statement:Many school buses have fitted CNG kit without observing the safety guidelines properly. This results into someinstances of these buses catching fire due to short circuit and endangering the lives of the school children.
Courses of action:
I.The regional transport authority shouldimmediate carry out checks of all the school buses fitted with CNG kit.
II. The management of all the schools should stop hiring buses fitted with CNG kit.
III. The government should issue a notification banning school buses for the use of CNG kit.
1) Only I follows
2) Only II follows
3) Only III follows
4) I and III follow
5) II and III follow


ANDHRA PRADESH PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION GROUP – IV SERVICES SYLLABUS (S.S.C.  STANDARD)

PAPER-I:    GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (150 Questions - 150 Marks)
General  Studies Syllabus  formulated  by  the  Board  of  Secondary  School  Certificate,  A.P.,  as prescribed  for  10th  Class  in  History,  Geography,  Civics,  Economics,  Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Current Affairs.

PAPER-II:  -  SECRETARIAL ABILITIES (150 Questions - 150 Marks)
  • 1)  Mental  Ability  (Verbal  and  non-verbal) 
  • 2)  Logical  Reasoning 
  • 3)  Comprehension 
  • 4)  Re-arrangement  of  sentences  with  a  view  to  improving  analysis  of  a  passage. 
  • 5) Numerical and Arithmetical abilities.

ANDHRA PRADESH PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (APPSC) SYLLABUS FOR THE POST OF JR. ASSTS. IN VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS UNDER GROUP – IV SERVICES (S.S.C.  STANDARD)

PAPER-I:    GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (150 Questions - 150 Marks)
General  Studies Syllabus  formulated  by  the  Board  of  Secondary  School  Certificate,  A.P.,  as prescribed  for  10th  Class  in  History,  Geography,  Civics,  Economics,  Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Current Affairs.

PAPER-II:  -  SECRETARIAL  (150 Questions - 150 Marks) ABILITIES
1)  Mental  Ability  (Verbal  and  non-verbal)
2)  Logical  Reasoning
3)  Comprehension
4)  Re-arrangement  of  sentences  with  a  view  to  improving  analysis  of  a  passage.
5) Numerical and Arithmetical abilities.

ANDHRA PRADESH PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (APPSC) SYLLABUS FOR THE POST OF SUPERVISOR/MATRON. GRADEII  IN  A.P  JUVENILE  WELFARE  AND  CORRECTIONAL  SUB  SERVICE  UNDER GROUP – IV SERVICES (S.S.C.  STANDARD)
PAPER-I:    GENERAL KNOWLEDGE  (150 Questions - 150 Marks)
General  Studies Syllabus  formulated  by  the  Board  of  Secondary  School  Certificate,  A.P.,  as prescribed  for  10th  Class  in  History,  Geography,  Civics,  Economics,  Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Current Affairs.

GROUP-I SERVICES 

GENERAL STUDIES AND MENTAL ABILITY 

(SCREENING TEST –OBJECTIVE TYPE)

Existing Syllabus
  • 1. Events of National and Inter national importance. 
  • 2. Current affairs - International, National and Regional. 
  • 3 Contemporary developments in science & Technology and Information Technology. 
  • 4. Geography -World, National and regional. 
  • 5. History of India Ancient, Medieval, Modern –socio-cultural, Economic and political affairs with special emphasis on Indian National Movement. 
  • 6. Indian polity and Governance; Constitutional issues, pubic policy formulation and implementation, Governance Reforms and e-governance initiatives. 
  • 7. Economic Reforms in India: Planning and post –liberalization, growth and development, poverty, inclusion, exclusion, sustainable development, social sector reforms. 
  • 8. Environmental degradation and challenges. 
  • 9. Disaster Management; Vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies. 
  • 10. Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation.

Proposed Syllabus 
  • 1. Events of National and Inter national importance. 
  • 2. Current affairs - International, National and Regional. 
  • 3 Contemporary developments in science & Technology and Information Technology. 
  • 4**. Geography -World, National and Andhra Pradesh. 
  • 5. History of India Ancient, Medieval, Modern –socio-cultural, Economic and political affairs with special emphasis on Indian National Movement. 
  • 6. Indian polity and Governance; Constitutional issues, pubic policy formulation and implementation, Governance Reforms and e-governance initiatives.
  • 7**. Economic Growth and Development – Poverty - Unemployment –Planning India - Economic reforms - Post - Liberalization - Sustainable development - Social sector reforms . 
  • 8. Environmental degradation and challenges. 
  • 9**. Disaster Management; Vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies Application of remote sensing and GIS in the assessment of Disaster. 
  • 10. Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation.

GROUP-I SERVICES 

GENERAL ENGLISH 

(X CLASS STANDARD, QUALIFYING FOR INTERVIEW)

Existing Syllabus
GENERAL ENGLISH 
  • 1. Comprehension 
  • 2. Precis-writing 
  • 3. Re-arrangement of sentences 
  • 4. Correction of sentences 
  • 5. Synonyms 
  • 6. Antonyms 
  • 7. Filling in the blanks
  • 8. Correction of spellings 
  • 9. Vocabulary and usage 
  • 10. Idioms and phrases 
  • 11. Verb tenses 
  • 12. Prepositions 
  • 13. Active voice and Passive voice 
  • 14. Parts of speech

Proposed Syllabus
GENERAL ENGLISH SECTION-I 
Reading Comprehension: 
1.Reading Comprehension Passage- (followed by Questions)
  • a) Descriptive Passage 
  • b) Literary Passage

GENERAL ENGLISH SECTION-II 
Functional Grammar: 
  • 1. Recognition of Parts of Speech 
  • 2. Verb forms-Usage of Tenses 
  • 3. Conditional Sentences 
  • 4. Identifying and Inter change of Sentences (Simple, Complex and Compound)( Active and Passive voice) 
  • 5. Use of Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases 
  • 6. Fill in the blanks with Suitable Words 
  • 7. Correction of Sentences

GENERAL ENGLISH  SECTION -III 
Vocabulary Usage 
  • 1. Use the given Idioms and Phrases in your own Sentences 
  • 2. One Word Substitutes –Recognition and Usage 
  • 3. Synonyms - Recognition and Usage 
  • 4. Antonyms - Recognition and Usage 
  • 5. Re -arrangement of Sentences 
  • 6. Expansion of Proverb/Sayings 

GENERAL ENGLISH  SECTION -IV 
Composition:
1. Write a Paragraph using the given Words /Phrases
2. Dialogue Writing
3. Essay Writing on Topics of Social relevance
4. Description of a given Picture/Symbols
5. Letter Writing (Types of Letters)
6. Non - Verbal Communication (Soft Skills and Body Language)

GROUP-I SERVICES 

MAIN EXAMINATION 

PAPER-I 

GENERAL ESSAY

Existing Syllabus
GENERAL ESSAY : Candidate should write three Essays one from each section compulsorily. Each section contains three topics. Each Essay carries 50 marks. 
  • SECTION-I - Crisis management, Social problems, Analysis and solutions. 
  • SECTION-II - Current events of national and international importance. 
  • SECTION -III - Current events relating to State of Andhra Pradesh. 

Proposed Syllabus
GENERAL ESSAY : Candidate should write three Essays one from each section compulsorily. Each section contains three topics. Each Essay carries 50 marks.
  • SECTION-I - Crisis management, Social, Economic and Health Problems, Analysis and solutions. 
  • SECTION-II - Current events of national and international importance. 
  • SECTION – III - Current events relating to State of Andhra Pradesh.

GROUP-I SERVICES 

MAIN EXAMINATION 

PAPER-II

Existing Syllabus
SECTION-I :  HISTORY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE OF INDIA WITH EMPHASISON 20TH CENTURY HISTORY OF INDIA 
  • 1) Indus Civilization – Vedic Civilization – Distinction between Indus Civilization and Vedic Civilization – 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.

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 – No n - 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’s 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

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. 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.
Proposed Syllabus
SECTION-I : HISTORY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE OF INDIA WITH EMPHASIS ON 20TH CENTURY
  • 1) Pre-Historic Cultures in India, Indus Civilization – Vedic Civilization – Distinction between Indus Civilization and Vedic Civilization – Evolution of Varna, Jati /caste system – Religious condition in 6 th century BCE – Emergence of new Religious Movements- Jainism, Buddhism - sects–Rise of Magadha ImperialismAshoka’s Policy of Dhamma, Influx of Foreigners- Society, Economy, – Development of Art (Gandhara, Mathura and other Schools), Gupta empire - Myth of Golden age. 
  • 2) Delhi sultanate- 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, Monuments, Indo - Persian Art and Architecture . 
  • 3) Vijayanagara empire - Administration - Socio - economic conditions and their Contribution to Literature, Culture, Art and Architecture – The Mughals - Administration, Culture efflorescence and their contribution to Art, Architecture and Fine Arts – Rise of Shivaji - Maratha movement. 
  • 4) 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, western impact – Christian missionaries, Press, Education its impact - Cultural changes, 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. 
  • 5) Rise and growth of Socio -Religious - Cultural – non -Brahmin, Justice Party/self Respect Movements in modern India – Social reform Movements and Role of intellectuals – Raja Ram Mohan Roy - Dayanand Saraswathi - Jyotiba Phule - Narayana Guru - Mahathma Gandhi - Ambedkar and others. 
  • 6) 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 –Freedom and Partition of India; Important historical events after Independence.

SECTION -II :  SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF ANDHRA PRADESH 
  • 1) The Satavahanas - Socio, Economic and Religious conditions and their contribution to Literature, Art & Architecture, Ikshvakus and their Cultural contribution - Buddhism in Andhra – Salankayans, Vishnukundies - Revival of Brahmanism, The Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi and their importance – Socio - Cultural contribution – Religious Sects - Telugu language, Literature and learning – Art and Architecture. 
  • 2) Socio - Cultural and Religious conditions in Andhradesa between 1000 to 1565 A.D - Growth of Telugu Language and Literature( Kavitraya - Asthadiggajas) - Fine -Arts, Art & Architecture – Monuments – Significance, Contribution of Qutubshahis to Andhra History and Culture. 
  • 3) European Trade establishments in Andhra - Andhra under the Company Administration -Socio -Cultural awakening - Theosophical society and role of Veeresalingam and others – Non -Brahmin, and Justice party/self – Respect movements – Gurram Jashuva – 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) Asafjhahi dynasty – Socio - Cultural awakening in Nizam State – Nizam Rashtra Janasangham – Nizam Andhra Mahasabha - Origin and Growth of Andhra Movement - Andhra Mahasabhas - Prominent Andhra Leaders - Potti Sreeramulu - Formation of Andhra State - 1953. Emergence of Andhra Pradesh 1956 -Andhra Pradesh from 1956 to 2014 –Development, Partition movements - Causes - Bifurcation - 02nd June 2014 impact.

SECTION -III : AN OVERVIEW OF THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION
  • 1) The Indian Constitution - Making of the Constitution - Legacies of British Rule - Constituent Assembly - Constitutional Development – Salient features of the Indian Constitution - Preamble - Fundamental Rights - Directive Principles of State Policy and their relationship - Fundamental Duties - Impact of Socio - Economic factors on Indian Polity. 
  • 2) Structure and functions of Union Government - Legislative, Executive, Judiciary and their relationship - State Governments - Legislative, Executive and Judiciary and their relationship - Types of Legislatures - Unicameral, Bicameral, Executive – Parliamentary, Presidential, Judiciary - Judicial Review and Judicial Activism. 
  • 3) Centre - State relations between Indian Union and States - Administrative, Legislative and Financial - Need for Reforms - Recommendations of Rajmannar, Sarkaria, M.M. Punchchi and Sri Krishna Commissions - Role of NITI Aayog - Is India a Federal or Unitary System? - Powers and Functions of Constitutional Bodies - UPSC, State Public Service Commissions, CAG. 
  • 4) Amendment Process to the Constitution - Centralization Vs Decentralization - Constitutional Review Commission, Community Development Progrmmes - Grass root Democracies - Local Governments - Rural and Urban - 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Acts and their Implementation. 
  • 5) Party Systems - National, Regional - Types of Party Systems - One Party, Bi - Party, Multi -Party - Regionalism and Sub - Regionalism – Demand for New States - Threats to National Integration - Elections - Election Process - Role of Election Commission - Need for Reforms - Voting Behaviour. 6) Social Movements and Welfare Mechanisms - Agrarian, Civil Liberties, Women, Tribals, Dalits and Environmental - Need for Reforms for SCs, STs and BCs - Prevention of SC’s and ST’s Atrocities Act - National and States SC’s ST’s and BC’s Commissions - Women Commission - Minorities Commissions - Human Rights Commission - RTI - Lokpal and Lok Ayukt.

GROUP-I SERVICES 

MAIN EXAMINATION 

PAPER-III

Existing Syllabus
SECTION-I : PLANNING IN INDIA & INDIAN ECONOMY
  • 1) National and per capita income and human development - Sectoral changes in the Indian Economy (GDP and work force). 
  • 2) Indian Planning – Objectives, priorities, specific aims of the recent 5 year plan-- experience and problems. Changes in the role of public-Private Sectors and their shares in the total plan outlay before and after economic reforms. 
  • 3) Poverty and unemployment problems- magnitude and measures initiated to ameliorate them. 
  • 4) Monetary policy – Structure of Indian Banking and non-banking financial institutions and reforms in them since the 1990s —regulation of credit by RBI. 
  • 5) Pattern of revenue, expenditure and public debt and effects on the economy

SECTION -II : LAND REFORMS & SOCIAL CHANGES IN A.P. AFTER INDEPENDENCE
  • 1) Historical background of land reforms and the change in laws from time to time – Intermediaries abolition, tenancy reforms, ceilings on holdings and land issues in A.P. 
  • 2) Structure of the Andhra Pradesh economy - its sectoral and regional distribution and the extent of poverty. Agricultural inputs and  technology. 
  • 3) Demographic features and social backwardness, literacy and occupation structure; changes in the sectoral distribution of income and employment. Socio -political and economic empowerment of women. 
  • 4) State finances and budgetary policy – tax structure, sharing central taxes, expenditure pattern in revenue and capital account as well as plan and non -plan accounts. Public debt – composition - internal and external debt including World Bank loans. 
  • 5) Five year plans of AP – Outlays, financing public sector plan and resource allocation pattern in the recent 5 year plan.

SECTION –III :  ANDHRA PRADESH’S ECONOMY, PRESENT STATUS, ITS STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES 
  • 1) Growth and structure of industries in AP; Factories, small and tiny sectors, their comparison, growth weaknesses and problems. 
  • 2) Structure of agricultural outputs. Administrated prices including support and procurement prices - Public Distribution System in Andhra Pradesh. 
  • 3) Regional disparities in income, industrial output, rainfall, irrigation, health and education in AP. 
  • 4) Institutional and non - institutional sources of rural credit in AP - structure and growth - cooperatives and their share in total credit - adequacy and problems. 
  • 5) Service Sector of AP – Importance, composition and growth with special reference to transport and communication, tourism and information technology.
Proposed Syllabus
SECTION – I : PLANNING IN INDIA & INDIAN ECONOMY 
  • 1) National and Per Capita Income of India – Trends; Sectoral Contribution; Income Inequalities; Human Development – Indicators – Importance and Measurement. 
  • 2) Indian Economic Planning – Characteristics – Types – Objectives – Achievements and Failures – Vision and Strategy for the Twelth Plan– Economic reforms and liberalization – Origin of Economic Crisis – Role of Public and Private Sectors. 
  • 3) Poverty and Unemployment in India-Concepts-Magnitude-Measurement – Causes; Measures for Irradiation of Poverty; Unemployment – Nature – Types – Causes – Government Policy for Solving Unemployment – MGNREGS; Income inequalities – causes - measurement - Remedial Measures. 
  • 4) Monetary Policy – Objectives - Functions of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) – Control of Credit – Structure of Indian Banking – Financial Sector Reforms. 
  • 5) Trends in Revenue and Expenditures of the Central and State Governments – India’s Public Debt – Analysis of the Union Budget.

SECTION – II :  LAND REFORMS & SOCIAL CHANGES IN ANDHRA PRADESH AFTER INDEPENDANCE
  • 1) Genesis of Land Reforms – Abolositon of Intermediaries – Tenancy Reforms – Land ceiling in Andhra Pradesh. 
  • 2) Structure of the Andhra Pradesh Economy – Sectoral and Regional Analysis – The Extent of Poverty – Agricultural Inputs and Technology. 
  • 3) Demographic Features and Social Backwardness – Literacy and Occupational Structure – Changes in the Sectoral Distribution of Income and Employment - Socio -Political and Economic Empowerment of Women. 
  • 4) State Finances and Budgetary Policies – Trends in Revenue and Expenditures of State Government – Public Debt – Analysis of the State Budget. 
  • 5) Five Year Plans of Andhra Pradesh – Outlays; Regional Imbalances – Development Strategies in Andhra Pradesh.

SECTION – III : ANDHRA PRADESH ECONOMY, PRESENT STATUS ITS STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES 
  • 1) Growth and structure of industries in Andhra Pradesh, factories, small and tiny sectors, their composition and growth – problems – remedial measures. 
  • 2) Agricultural growth in Andhra Pradesh – Trends in agricultural output and productivity – Agricultural Price Policy – Public Distribution in Andhra Pradesh. 
  • 3) Regional disparities in income, industrial output, irrigation, health and education in Andhra Pradesh. 
  • 4) Agricultural credit in Andhra Pradesh – Sources of Rural Credit – Institutional and non –institutional -Co - operative Credit societies – Micro Finance and Development - Adequacy of credit. 
  • 5)Service sector in Andhra Pradesh – with special reference to Power, Transport & Communication, Tourism & IT Sectors.

GROUP-I SERVICES 

MAIN EXAMINATION 

PAPER-IV 

Existing Syllabus 
UNIT1: National policy of science and technology and changes in the policy from time to time, Technology Missions

UNIT 2: Space programme in India and its applications with special reference to industrial, agricultural and other rural developmental activities, INSAT and IRS systems.

UNIT 3: Role of Information Technlogy in Rural India, basics of computers, computers in communication and broadcasting, software development in economic growth. Broad IT applications.

UNIT 4: Energy Resources: Energy demands, renewable energy resources, nuclear energy, the development and its utilisation in the country.

UNIT 5 : Current Science & Technology Developments in India, Climate change, Disaster Management (Floods, Cyclones and Tsunami ); Crop science in India, Fertilisers, Control of pests and diseases – scenario in India ; Drinking water and supply, urbanisation and industrial development.

SECTION -II :  GENERAL AWARENESS WITH THE MODERN TRENDS IN LIFE SCIENCES 
UNIT 1: Progress of Agricultural Science and its impacts - Introduction to Biotechnology: History of fermentation development, Industrially important fermentation products (antibiotics, organic acids, alcohols, vitamins, amino acids (only one in each category is to be studied)) Production of low volume, high value fermentation products (insulin, growth hormones, recombinant vaccines, interferon’s)

UNIT 2: Plants and human affairs, characteristics of plants, usefulness for mankind, origin of agriculture, useful and harmful plants. Introduction to animals, Domestic and wild animals, usefulness of animals for mankind, Exploitation of animals by man for food and medical advancements.

UNIT3: Introduction to and applications of Genetic Engineering & Stem Cell Research: Basic concepts (the basic process of genetic engineering) – Biotechnology in agriculture (Biofertilisers, Biopesticides, Biofuels, Genetically modified crops, Tissue culture) animal husbandry (transgenic animals - applications) and environment(Biotechnology in Environmental clean up processes).

UNIT 4: Microbial infections; Common present day infections and preventive measures. Introduction to bacterial, viral, protozoal and fungal infections. Basic knowledge of infections caused by different groups of micro organisms – diarrhoea, dysentry, cholera, tuberculosis, malaria, viral infections like HIV, encephalitis, chikungunya, bird flu – preventive measures during out breaks.

UNIT 5: Vaccines: Introduction to immunity, Fundamental concepts in vaccination and traditional methods of vaccine production ( production of DPT and Rabies vaccine), Production of Modern Vaccines (production of Hepatitis vaccine), Applications of immunological methods in diagnosis.

SECTION -III : DEVELOPMENT & ENVIRONMENT PROBLEMS 
UNIT 1: Environmental Segments, Promoting Environmental Protection, The Environment (Protection) Act, Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, Water (Prevention and control of pollution) Act, Water pollution Cess Act, Forest conservation Act, Environmentalism

UNIT 2: Natural Resources: Forest Resources – Types of Forests, Uses of Forests. Water Resources - Types of Dams, Drought Occurrences and Floods, Land Resources: Soils and Cropping patterns, Mineral resources.

UNIT 3: Eco -Systems and Bio - diversity: Terminology of Ecology, Basic Concepts of Ecology, concept of an Ecosystem, Food Chains in Eco systems, Types of Eco systems. Biodiversity and its conservation: Types of biodiversity, Hotspots of  Biodiversity, threats to diversity.

UNIT 4: Environment Pollution and Solid Waste Management: Air Pollution, water pollution, Soil Pollution, Noise pollution. Solid Waste Management: Types of Solid waste, Factors affecting the solid waste generation, Impact of solid wastes, Recycling and reuse.

UNIT 5: Role of Information Technology in Environment and Human Health. Global Environmental Issues like Climate Change, Acid Rain, Global warming, Wasteland Reclamation, Watershed management, watershed approach for sustainable development.

Proposed Syllabus 
SECTION-I  : ROLE AND IMPACT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF INDIA
UNIT 1: Science and Technology Classical and emerging areas, National Policy of Science and technology and its changes, Importance of science and technology nation Building.

UNIT 2: Nation Policies of Science and Technology- energies in Policies with time, Technology Missions- Basics in Computers in Communication and Broad-costing, Role of the information Technology in rural India, Software Development in Economic Growth, Development of Nanotechnology, Role of Nanotechnology in different areas.

UNIT 3: Space Programme in India, its Applications with Reference to industrial, Agricultural and other rural development activities; INSAR, IRS, EDUSAT, Chandrayan, Mangalayan and other futures Programmes,a role of Space Programme in Agriculture and Rural Development.

 UNIT 4: Energy Resources: Energy demands, Indian Energy Sciences Conventional energy powers, Tharmal, renewable energy resources, Solar, wind, Bio and wasted based, energy policies Geotharmal and Tidel Sources, energy Policies in India, energy security.

UNIT 5: Current Science & Technology Developments in India, Global Warming and Climate change, Floods, Cyclones and Tsunami, Natural and Manmade Disasters, Tsunami, Mobilization and Industrialization.

SECTION -II : BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES, HUMAN WELFARE AND MODERN TRENDS IN LIFE SCIENCES
UNIT 1: Biological Resources: Plants, animals and Microbes. Outline classification of plants, animals and microorganisms. Microbial resources - history of fermentation development, industrially important fermentation products (antibiotics, organic acids, alcohols, vitamins, amino acids. Insulin, growth hormones, Recombinant vaccines.

UNIT 2: Plants and Animal Resources: Plants and ecosystem services. Uses of plants -food, fodder, medicine and fibres and other products. Cultivated plants - origin and Indian natives. Poisonous plants. Animals -wild and domesticated. Usefulness of animals for mankind for food and medical advancements.

UNIT 3: Human diseases -microbial infections. Common infections and preventive measures. Introduction to bacterial, viral, protozoal and fungal infections. Basic knowledge of infections -diarrhoea, dysentry, cholera, tuberculosis, malaria, viral infections like HIV, Encephalitis, Chikungunya, bird flu -preventive measures during out breaks.

UNIT 4 : Introduction to Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. Basic concepts of genetic engineering. Enzymes and Plasmids. Tissue culture methods and applications. Stem Cell Research. Biotechnology in agriculture - Bio -pesticides, Bio -fertilizers, Bio -fuels, Genetically modified crops. Animal husbandry - transgenic animals. Biotechnology in Environmental cleanup -bioremediation.

UNIT 5: Vaccines: Introduction to immunity, Fundamental concepts in vaccination and traditional methods of vaccine production (production of DPT and Rabies vaccine), Production of Modern Vaccines (production of Hepatitis vaccine), and Applications of immunological methods in diagnosis.

SECTION III : ECOLOGY, NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
UNIT - 1: Ecosystems and Biodiversity: Ecology and its Domain. Ecosystem - structure and function. Energy flow in ecosystems - productivity and types of food chains. Principles of biogeochemical cycling. Types of Ecosystems - terrestrial biomes (Forests, deserts, grass lands and tundra) and aquatic ecosystems. Biodiversity: Nature – genetic, species and ecosystem diversity and value – economic values (food, fiber, medicine) and eco -centric values. Global biodiversity hot spots. Threats to Biodiversity. Biodiversity conservation - in situ and ex situ .

UNIT - 2: Natural Resources: Types of Natural resources - renewable and Non - renewable. Forest resources. Fishing resources. Agriculture and Horticulture. Fossil Fuels - coal, petroleum and Natural Gas. Mineral resources. Water resources – Types, Water shed management. Land resources – types of soils and soil reclamation. Non - conventional energy resources.

UNIT - 3: Environmental pollution and Solid waste management: Sources, impacts and control of air pollution, water pollution and soil pollution. Noise pollution. Solid waste management – Types of solid waste, factors affecting solid waste generation, impacts of solid waste, recycling and reuse.

UNIT - 4: Global Environmental issues and role of information Technology in Environment and Human Health: Global warming, Ozone layer depletion, Acid rain. Climate change and its impacts.

UNIT - 5: Environmental legislation: International Law. Montreal protocol, Kyoto protocol, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate change, CITES. Environmental (Protection) act. Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act. Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, Water pollution Cess Act, Forest conservation Act, Biodiversity Bill of India. Sustainable Development.

GROUP-I SERVICES 

MAIN EXAMINATION 

PAPER-V 

Existing Syllabus
DATA INTERPRETATION AND PROBLEM SOLVING
1. Data appreciation and interpretation using ratios, percentages and averages.
2. Drawing conclusions from the data present in tabular, graphical and diagrammatical forms and to point out deficiencies, limitations or inconsistencies therein.
3. Problem solving using the following:
  •  Sequences and Series: Analogies of numbers and alphabets, completion of blank spaces in a:b::c:d, odd thing out, missing number in a sequence or series. 
  •  Coding and decoding problems: A given word or group of letters in English are to be coded or decoded based on the given codes
  •  Date, time and arrangement problems: Calendar and clock problems, blood relationship and seating arrangements. Passage Analysis: A duly structured situation will be presented to the candidates and they will be asked to analyses and suggest their own solution to the problem arising out of situation. Alternatively, they may be called upon to prove the understanding of the situation by answering certain searching questions based on the situation.


Proposed Syllabus  
DATA INTERPRETATION AND PROBLEM SOLVING
1. Data Analysis – Analytical Interpretation of statistical Data, Study of Graphs and Charts - Bar graphs, Line graphs and Pie- charts and drawing conclusions.
2. Problem Solving using the Following
  • a) Mensuration- Geometry 
  • b) Time and Work, Speed -Time – Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Calendar and Clock Problems, Blood Relation-Ship and Seating arrangement 
  • c) Quantitative Aptitude – Number system, Number Sequences, Series, Averages, Ratio and Proportion, Profit and Loss. 
  • d) Coding and Decoding problems: A given word or Group of Letters in English are to be coded are decoded based on the given code (s)
3) Passage Analysis: A duly structured situation will be presented to the candidates and they will be asked to analyze and suggest their own solution to the problem arising out of situation. Alternatively, they may be called upon to prove the understanding of the situation by answering certain searching questions based on the situation.

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