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AP Panchayat Secretary (Grade-IV) Syllabus

Screening Test (150 marks)

  • 1. Current affairs – international, national and regional
  • 2. Basics of General Science and their relevance to the day to day life. Current developments in science, technology and information technology
  • 3. History of Modern India with emphasis upon Indian national movement.
  • 4. Economic development in India since independence
  • 5. Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation.
  • 6. Over view of Indian Constitution.
  • 7. Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political and legal implications/problems
  • 8. Evolution of Panchayat Raj system in India including Constructional amendments and reports of Various Committees.
  • 9. Evolution of Panchayat Raj System in Andhra Pradesh
  • 10. Key Schemes of Panchayat Raj Department of Andhra Pradesh
  • 11. Rural Economy of Andhra Pradesh: Agriculture, Small scale Industries Rural artisans.
  • 12. Rural Credit Scenario of Andhra Pradesh: Role of Banks, co-operatives and Micro finance.
  • 13. Women Empowerment and Economic development through Self Help Groups.


MAINS

{Paper -1 (150 marks) GENERAL STUDIES AND MENTAL ABILITY

  • 1. Events of national and international importance.
  • 2. Current affairs – international, national and regional
  • 3. Basics of General Science and their relevance to the day to day life. Current developments in Science, technology and information technology
  • 4. History of Modern India with emphasis upon Indian national movement.
  • 5. Economic development in India since independence.
  • 6. Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation.
  • 7. Basics things about Disaster management (CBSE-VIII and IX standard).
  • 8. Geography of India with focus on AP
  • 9. Over view of Indian Constitution
  • 10. Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection
  • 11. Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political and legal implications/problems including
  • a) Loss of capital city, challenges in building new capital and it’s financial implications
  • b) Division of rebuilding of common Institutions
  • c) Division of employee, their relocation and nativity issues
  • d) Effect of bifurcation on commerce and entrepreneurs
  • e) Implications to financial resources of state government
  • f) Task of post-bifurcation infrastructure development and opportunities for investments
  • g) Socio economic, cultural and demographic impact of bifurcation
  • h) Impact of bifurcation on river water sharing and consequential issues
  • i) AP Reorganization Act, 2014 on AP and the arbitrariness of certain provisions.

PAPER-III (150 marks) (Rural Development and Problems in Rural Areas with special reference to Andhra Pradesh)

  • 1. Evolution of Panchayat Raj system in India including Constitutional amendments and reports of various Committees
  • 2. Evolution of Panchayat Raj system in Andhra Pradesh
  • 3. Roles and responsibilities of Panchayat Secretary
  • 4. Rural Sociology: History and Evolution of schemes catering to up-liftment of Rural Poor.
  • 5. Flagship Rural Development schemes of Rural Development Department of Government of India and Andhra Pradesh.
  • 6. Key Schemes of Panchayat Raj Department of Andhra Pradesh
  • 7. Rural Economy of Andhra Pradesh: Agriculture, Small scale industries, Rural artisans
  • 8. Rural Credit Scenario of AP: Role of Banks, co-operatives and Micro Finance
  • 9. Community Based Organizations and convergence of Welfare schemes
  • 10. Women empowerment and Economic development through Self Help Groups
  • 11. Revenue and Expenditure Management of Local Bodies
  • 12. Accounting and administering funds received under various schemes.


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