APPSC Group 1 Prelims Latest Updated PDF Notes

APPSC has vide notification  updated the Sylabus for APPSC Group 1 Prelims Exam. PSC Notes team has developed the notes for the updated pattern which could be accessed at the following links:-



Marks: 120 No.of Questions:120 Time: 120 Minutes


1. Indus Valley Civilization: Features, Sites, Society, Cultural History, Art and Religion. Vedic AgeMahajanapadas, Religions-Jainism and Buddhism. The Maghadas, the Mauryan , Foreign invasions on India and their impact, the Kushans. The Sathavahanas the Sangam Age, the Sungas, the Gupta Empire -their Administration- Social, Religious and Economic conditions-Art, Architecture, Literature, Science and Technology.
2. The Kanauj and their Contributions, South Indian Dynasties – The Badami Chalukyas, the Eastarn Chalukyas, the Rastrakutas, the Kalyani Chalukyas, the Cholas, the Hoyasalas, the Yedavas, the Kakatiyas and the Reddis.
3. The Delhi Sultanate, the Vijaynagar Empire and the Mughal Empire, the Bhakti Movement and Sufism – Administration, Economy, Society, Religion, Literature, Arts and Architecture.
4. The European Trading companies in India- their struggle for supremacy-with special reference to Bengal, Bombay, Madras, Mysore, Andhra and Nizam, Governor-Generals and Viceroys.
5. Indian War of Independence of 1857 – Origin, Nature, causes, consequences and significance with special reference to Concerned State, Religious and Social Reform Movements in 19 century in India and Concerned State, India’s Freedom Movement, Revolutionaries in India and Abroad.
6. Mahatma Gandhi, his thoughts, Principles and Philosophy. Important Satyagrahas, the Role of Subash Chandrabose and Sardar Patel,  in Freedom Movement and Post independence consolidation.
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, his life and contribution to making of Indian Constitution, India after Independence – Reorganization of the States in India.

1. Basic characteristics of Indian Economy as a developing economy Economic development since independence objectives and achievements of planningNITI Ayog and its approach to economic developmentGrowth and distributive justiceEconomic development Human Development Index – India’s rank in the worldEnvironmental degradation and challengesSustainable DevelopmentEnvironmental Policy
2. National Income and its concepts and componentsIndia’s National Accounts –Demographic issues – Poverty and InequalitiesOccupational Structure and UnemploymentVarious Schemes of employment and poverty eradicationIssues of Rural Development and Urban Development
3. Indian AgricultureIrrigation and water Inputs of agricultureAgricultural Strategy and Agricultural PolicyAgrarian Crisis and land reformsAgricultural creditMinimum Support PricesMalnutrition and Food Security – Indian Industry – Industrial PolicyMake-in India – Start- up and Stand-up programmesSEZs and Industrial CorridorsEnergy and Power policiesEconomic Reforms Liberalisaion, Privatisation and GlobalizationInternational Trade and Balance of PaymentsIndia and WTO
4. Financial Institutions – RBI and Monetary PolicyBanking and Financial Sector ReformsCommercial Banks and NPAsFinancial Markets –Instabilities – Stock Exchanges and SEBIIndian Tax System and Recent changesGST and its impact on Commerce and IndustryCentre, States financial relations- Financial Commissions – Sharing of resources and devolutionPublic Debt and Public ExpenditureFiscal Policy and Budget
5. i) The characteristics/ basic features of Andhra Pradesh economy after bifurcation in 2014 Impact of bifurcation on the endowment of natural resources and state revenuedisputes of river water sharing and their impact on irrigation new challenges to industry and commercethe new initiatives to develop infrastructure –power and transport –information technology and e-governance – Approaches to development and initiatives in agriculture, industry and social sector – Urbanisation and smart cities Skill development and employment social welfare programmes
ii) A.P. Reorganisation Act, 2014 Economic Issues arising out of bifurcation – Central government’s assistance for building a new capital, compensation for loss of revenue, development of backward districts – Issues such as Vizag railway zone, Kadapa steel factory, Dugarajapatnam airport, Express ways and industrial corridors etc., – Special Status and Special Assistance- Controversy – Government’s stand and measure


Marks: No.of Questions:120 Time: 120 Minutes 120


1. Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability.
2. Number Series, Coding —Decoding.
3. Problems Related to Relations.
4. Shapes and their Sub-sections, Venn Diagram.
5. Problems based on Clocks, Calendar and Age.
6. Number system and order of Magnitude.
7. Ratio, proportion and variation.
8. Central Tendencies – mean, median, mode — including weighted mean.
9. Power and exponent, Square, Square Root, Cube Root, H.C.F. and L.C.M.
10. Percentage, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and loss.
11. Time and Work, Time and Distance, Speed and Distance.
12. Area and Perimeter of Simple Geometrical Shapes, Volume and Surface Area of Sphere, Cone, Cylinder, cubes and Cuboids.
13. Lines, angels and common geometrical figures — properties of transverse and parallel lines, properties of triangles, quadrilateral, rectangle, parallelogram and rhombus.
14. Introduction to algebra — BODMAS, simplification of weird symbols.
15. Data interpretation, Data Analysis, Data sufficiency, and concepts of Probability.
16. Emotional Intelligence: Understanding and analyzing emotions, Dimensions of emotional intelligence, coping with emotions, empathy and coping with stress.
17. Social Intelligence, interpersonal skills, Decision making, Critical thinking, problem solving and Assessment of personality.


18. Science and Technology: Nature and Scope of Science & Technology; Relevance of Science & Technology to the day to day life; National Policy on Science, Technology and Innovation; Institutes and Organization in India promoting integration of Science, Technology and Innovation, their activities and contribution; Contribution of Prominent Indian Scientists.
19. Information and Communication Technology (ICT): Nature and Scope of ICT; ICT in day to day life; ICT and Industry; ICT and Governance – Various government schemes promoting use of ICT, E-Governance programmes and services; Netiquettes; Cyber Security Concerns National Cyber Crime Policy.
20. Technology in Space & Defence: Evolution of Indian Space Programme; Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) — it’s activities and achievements; Various Satellite Programmes — Satellites for Telecommunication, Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) Satellites; Satellites for defence, Eduset or Satellites for academic purposes; Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)- vision, mission and activities.
21. Energy Requirement and Efficiency: India’s existing energy needs and deficit; India’s Energy Resources and Dependence, Energy policy of India Government Policies and Programmes. Solar, Wind and Nuclear energy
22. Environmental Science: Issues and concerns related to environment ; Its legal aspects, policies and treaties for the protection of environment at the national and the international level; Biodiversity- its importance and concerns; Climate Change, International Initiatives (Policies, Protocols) and India’s commitment; Forest and Wildlife – Legal framework for Forest and Wildlife Conservation in India; Environmental Hazards, pollution, carbon emission, Global warming. National Action plans on Climate Change and Disaster management. Biotechnology and Nanotechnology; Nature, Scope and application, Ethical, Social, and Legal issues, Government Policies. Genetic Engineering; Issues related to it and its impact on human life. Health & Environment.


APPSC GROUP 1 Notes brings Prelims and Mains programs for APPSC GROUP 1 Prelims and APPSC GROUP 1 Mains Exam preparation. Various Programs initiated by APPSC GROUP 1 Notes are as follows:- For any doubt, Just leave us a Chat or Fill us a querry––