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TSPSC Group 2 Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2020
TSPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern
Telangana State Public Service Commission Group 2 Services exam pattern details for the following posts are given in the table below
- Municipal Commissioner Gr-III (Municipal Administration Sub Service)
- Assistant Commercial Tax Officer (Commercial Tax Sub-Service)
- Sub-Registrar Gr-II (Registration Sub-Service)
- Extension Officer (Rural Development Sub Service, Panchayat Raj)
- Prohibition and Excise Sub Inspector (Excise Sub-Service)
The examination consists of 4 Papers
Each paper carries 150 marks and is of duration 2 and a half hours.
Scheme of Examination:
- The Exam Pattern is as shown in the table below
|PAPER-A (Written Examination (Objective Type)|
|Paper||Name of the Subject||No of Questions||Duration (Minutes)||Maximum Marks|
|I||GS or General Studies & General Abilities||150||150||150|
|II||History, Polity & Society
i. Socio-Cultural History of India and Telangana
ii. Overview of the Indian Constitution and Politics
iii. Social Structure, Issues, and Public Policies
|Paper-III||Economy and Development. Indian Economy: Issues and Challenges
ii. Economy and Development of Telangana
iii. Issues of Development and Change
|Paper-IV||Telangana Movement and State Formation. The Idea of Telangana (1948-1970)
ii. Mobilization Phase (1971-1990)
iii. Formation of Telangana State (1991-2014)
TSPSC Group 2 Syllabus
Telangana State Public Service Commission or Group 2 Services is given below.
Paper-I: General Studies and General Abilities
- Current Affairs – Regional, National & International.
- International Relations and Events.
- Environmental Issues; Disaster Management- Prevention and Mitigation Strategies.
- World Geography, Indian Geography, and Geography of Telangana State.
- History and Cultural Heritage of India.
- Society, Culture, Heritage, of Telangana.
- Policies of Telangana State.
- Social Exclusion, Rights Issues, and Inclusive Policies.
- Logical Reasoning; Analytical Ability and Data Interpretation.
- Basic English. (10th Class Standard)
- General Science; India’s Achievements in Science and Technology
Paper-II: History, Polity, and Society
I. Socio-Cultural History of India and Telangana:
Salient features of Indus Valley Civilization:
- Society and Culture – Early and Later Vedic Civilizations
- Religious Movements in Sixth Century B.C. – Jainism and Buddhism.
- Socio, Cultural Contribution of Mauryas, Guptas, Pallavas, Chalukyas, Cholas Art and Architecture – Harsha and the Rajput Age.
The Advent of Islam and the Establishment of Delhi Sultanate
- Socio, Cultural Conditions under the Sultanate –Sufi and Bhakti Movements.
- The Mughals: Social and Cultural Conditions; Language, Literature, Art, and Architecture.
- Rise of Marathas and their contribution to Culture;
- Socio-Cultural conditions in the Deccan under the Bahamanis and Vijayanagara – Literature, Art, and Architecture.
Advent of Europeans
- Rise and Expansion of British Rule: Socio-Cultural Policies – Cornwallis, Wellesley, William Bentinck, Dalhousie, and others.
- The Rise of Socio-Religious Reform Movements in the Nineteenth Century.
- Social Protest Movements in India –Jotiba and Savithribai Phule, Ayyankali, Narayana Guru, Periyar Ramaswamy Naicker, Gandhi, Ambedkar, etc.
Socio-Cultural conditions in Ancient Telangana
- Satavahanas, Ikshvakus, Vishnukundins, Mudigonda, and Vemulawada Chalukyas. Religion, Language, Literature, Art, and Architecture
- Medieval Telangana – Contribution of Kakatiyas, Rachakonda and Devarakonda Velamas, Qutub Shahis
- Socio-Cultural developments: Emergence of Composite Culture. Fairs, Festivals, Moharram, Ursu, Jataras, etc.
Foundation of Asaf Jahi Dynasty
- from Nizam –ul- Mulk to Mir Osaman Ali Khan
- Salar Jung Reforms
- Social system and Social conditions-Jagirdars, Zamindars, Deshmukh, and Doras- Vetti and Bhagela system and position of Women.
Rise of Socio-Cultural Movements in Telangana
- Arya Samaj, Andhra Maha Sabha, Andhra Mahila Sabha, Adi-Hindu Movements, Literary and Library Movements.
- Peasant and Tribal Revolts: Ramji Gond, Kumaram Bheemu, Telangana Peasant Armed Struggle
- Police Action and the End of Nizam Rule.
- Overview of the Indian Constitution and Politics
- Indian Constitution: New Challenges.
II. Overview of the Indian Constitution and Politics
- Indian Constitution: New Challenges.
- Union and State Governments – President – Prime Minister and Council of Ministers; Governor, Chief Minister and Council of Ministers – Powers and Functions.
- Evolution of Indian Constitution – Nature and salient features – Preamble.
- Fundamental Rights – Directive Principles of State Policy – Fundamental Duties
- Distinctive Features of Indian Federalism – Distribution of Legislative and Administrative Powers between Union and States
- Rural and Urban Governance with special reference to the 73rd and 74th Amendments.
- Electoral System: Free and fair Elections, Malpractices; Election Commission; Electoral Reforms and Political Parties.
- Judicial System in India – Judicial Activism.
- Special Provisions for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, Women, and Minorities.
- Welfare Mechanism for Enforcement – National Commission for Scheduled Castes, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes and National Commission for Backward Classes.
III. Social Structure, Issues, and Public Policies
- Social Policies and Welfare Programs: Welfare Programs; Employment, Poverty Alleviation Programs; Affirmative Policies for SCs, STs, OBC, Women, Minorities, Labor, Disabled and Children; Rural and Urban Women and Child Welfare, Tribal Welfare.
- Indian Social Structure: Middle class – Socio-cultural Features of Telangana Society, Salient Features of Indian society: Caste, Family, Marriage, Kinship, Religion, Tribe, Women.
- Social Issues: Violence against Women, Child Labor, Human trafficking, Disability, and Aged Inequality and Exclusion: Casteism, Communalism, Regionalism.
- Social Movements: Environmental Movements, Women’s Movements, Regional Autonomy Movements, Peasant’s Movements, Tribal movements, Backward Class Movements, DalitMovements, Human Rights Movements.
- Telangana Specific Social Issues: Vetti, Jogini, Devadasi System, Child labor, Girl child, Fluorosis, Migration, Farmer’s, and Weaver’s Distress.
Paper-III: Economy and Development
Indian Economy: Issues and Challenges
- Planning in Indian Economy: Objectives, Priorities, Strategies, and Achievements of Five-year Plans – 12th FYP; Inclusive Growth – NITI Aayog
- Growth and Development: Concepts of Growth and Development – Relationship between Growth and Development
- Measures of Economic Growth: National Income- Definition, Concepts, and Methods of measuring National Income; Nominal and Real Income.
- Poverty and Unemployment: Concepts of Poverty – Income based Poverty and Non-Income based poverty; Measurement of Poverty; Unemployment Definition, Types of Unemployment
Economy and Development of Telangana.
- Industry and Service Sectors: Industrial Development; Structure and Growth of Industry sector- Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector; Industrial Infrastructure; Industrial Policy of Telangana; Structure and Growth of Service sector.
- The economy of Telangana in undivided AP (1956-2014) – Finances (Lalit, Bhargava, Wanchu Committees), Deprivations (Water (Bachavat Committee), and Employment(Jai Bharat, Girglani Committees) and Under Development.
- Land Reforms in Telangana: Land ceiling; Land alienation in Scheduled Areas, Abolition of Intermediaries: Zamindari, Jagirdari, and Inamdar; Tenancy Reforms
- Agriculture and Allied Sectors: Irrigation Sources of Irrigation; Share of Agriculture and Allied sectors in GSDP; Distribution of land holdings; Dependence on Agriculture, Problems of Dryland Agriculture; Agricultural credit.
Issues of Development and Change
- Sustainable Development: Concept and Measurement; Sustainable Development Goals.
- Development Dynamics: Migration; Urbanisation; Social Inequalities – Caste, Ethnicity (tribe), Gender and Religion, Regional Inequalities in India.
- Development and Displacement: Land Acquisition Policy; Resettlement and Rehabilitation
- Economic Reforms: Growth, Poverty, and Inequalities – Social Development (education and health); Social Transformation; Social Security.
Paper-IV Telangana Movement and State Formation
The idea of Telangana (1948-1970)
- Formation of Telangana Praja Samithi and Course of Movement
- Historical Background
- Hyderabad State in Independent India
- Formation of Andhra Pradesh, 1956
- Violation of Employment and Service Rules
Mobilization phase (1971 -1990)
- Quest for Telangana identity-intellectual discussions and debates
- Court Judgements on Mulki Rules
- SocioEconomic and Cultural fabric of Telangana, Rise of Regional Parties in the 1980s and Changes in the Political, Liberalization, and Privatisation policies in the 1990s.
- Rise and Spread of Naxalite Movement, causes and consequences
Towards Formation of Telangana State (1991-2014)
- Parliamentary Process; UPA Government’s stand on Telangana
- Public awakening and Intellectual reaction against discrimination
- Political Realignment and Electoral Alliances in 2004, Establishment of Telangana Rashtra Samithi in 2001, and later Phase of Telangana Movement
- Role of Political Parties
- Cultural Revivalism in Telangana