APPSC Group 3 Preparation Book 2021

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APPSC Group 3 Examination

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) Group 3 includes Panchayat Secretary, Junior Assistant-cum-Computer Assistant posts. As a result, the APPSC will hold a state-level test every year to identify qualified candidates for the open positions. Also, APPSC Group III Selection Process consists of APPSC Group 3 Prelims, Mains, and Interview. As per the posts available, a massive number of candidates will participate in this exam and only a few will get selected.

We know that every candidate aims to crack the APPSC Group 3 Exam on the first go. However, to achieve this, one must devote themselves and follow a thorough study schedule. Before you make your right APPSC Group 3 Study Plan, read this post all the way through to the conclusion, as it will help you create a great and appropriate APPSC Group 3 Study Plan.

How To Prepare For APPSC Group 3 Exam? Preparation Tips, Books

APPSC Group 3 Exam
Organization Name Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC)
Post Name Group 3 (Panchayat Secretary, Junior Assistant-cum-Computer Assistant)
Category Preparation Tips
Selection Process Screening Test, and Mains Examination
Job Location Andhra Pradesh
Official Website psc.ap.gov.in

APPSC Group 3 Exam Pattern

Before you apply for any competitive exam check the syllabus and all the subjects included just to clarify if that relates to you or not. Likewise, aspirants must have a piece of basic knowledge of the APPSC Group III Exam Pattern. Do not worry, as we said above this article is fully-fledged with the details of the APPSC Group 3 Exam. In this section, you can learn the Exam Pattern of the APPSC Group 3.

APPSC Group 3 Prelims Pattern

Name Of Exam Total Number Of Questions/ Marks Time Duration
Screening Test 150 Q’s/ 150 Marks 150 Minutes

APPSC Group 3 Mains Pattern

Name Of Exam Total Number Of Questions/ Marks Time Duration
Paper-1:
General Studies and Mental Ability
150 Q’s/ 150 Marks 150 Minutes
Paper-2:
Rural Development and Problems in Rural Areas with special reference to Andhra Pradesh
150 Q’s/ 150 Marks 150 Minutes

APPSC Group 3 Exam Syllabus

APPSC Group 3 Prelims Exam Syllabus
APPSC Group 3 Screen Test Syllabus
  • Andhra Pradesh, it’s Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political, and Legal implications/problems and their bifurcation
  • Evolution of Panchayat Raj system in India including Constitutional amendments
  • Panchayat Raj system evolution in Andhra Pradesh
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Analytical Ability
  • Data Interpretation
  • Indian Constitution overview
  • National, International and Regional Current Affairs
  • General Science basics
  • Current Development in Science and Technology
  • Current Development in Information Technology
  • Modern India history
  • Development of Economy
  • Panchayat Raj Department of Andhra Pradesh Key schemes
  • Rural Credit Scenario of Andhra Pradesh- Role of Banks, Cooperative and Microfinance
  • Women Empowerment and Economic Development through self-help groups
APPSC Group 3 Exam Syllabus for Part A
General Studies and Mental Ability
  • Events of national and international importance
    Current affairs- international, national and regional
    General Science and its applications to the day to day life Contemporary developments in Science & Technology and Information Technology
  • The social-economic and political history of modern India with emphasis on Andhra
    Pradesh
  • Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, public policy, reforms and e-
    governance initiatives with specific reference to Andhra Pradesh
  • Economic development in India since independence with emphasis on Andhra Pradesh
  • Physical geography of Indian sub-continent and Andhra Pradesh
    Disaster management: vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies,
  • Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in the assessment of Disaster
  • Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection
  • Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation
  • Data Analysis:
    Tabulation of data
    Visual representation of data
    Basic data analysis (Summary Statistics such as mean, median, mode,
    variance and coefficient of variation) and Interpretation
  • Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political, and Legal implications/problems
APPSC Group 3 Exam Syllabus for Part B 
Rural Development and Problems in Rural Areas
  • Evolution of Panchayat Raj system in India including Constitutional amendments and reports of Various Committees
  • Evolution of Panchayat Raj system in Andhra Pradesh
  • Roles and responsibilities of Panchayat Secretary
  • Rural Sociology: History and Evolution of schemes catering to upliftment of Rural Poor
  • Flagship Rural Development schemes of Rural Development Department of Government of India and Andhra Pradesh
  • Key Schemes of Panchayat Raj Department of A.P
  • Rural Economy of Andhra Pradesh: Agriculture, Small scale Industries, Rural artisans
  • Rural Credit Scenario of Andhra Pradesh: Role of Banks, co-operatives and Micro Finance
  • Community-Based Organizations and convergence of Welfare Schemes
  • Women Empowerment and Economic development through Self Help Groups
  • Revenue and Expenditure Management of Local Bodies
  • Accounting and administering funds received under various schemes.

APPSC Group 3 Preparation Tips

Candidates need to prepare according to their ability. It’s not always about how hard you studied for the competitive examination but the smart ways of learning the concepts to tackle the exam or to crop up with the competition. Here are a few tips, we have arranged for the candidate’s sake. Check and follow up throughout your APPSC Group 3 Preparation. As you are already aware of the syllabus and exam pattern by now. Let’s get into the tips and tricks to be followed.

  • Prepare a proper and suitable APPSC Group 3 study plan by following the topics included.
  • Know your strong and weak areas and focus on weak areas.
  • Maintain the notebook throughout your preparation. And pen down all the important points or must memorize points.
  • Opt for a parallel study. This means, from day one of your preparation both prelims and mains syllabus topics are to be covered. Then only one finish the whole prescribed syllabus.
  • Also, when the prelims exam is near, sit on to finish APPSC Prelims Exam Syllabus. However, you will have at least 20 days from prelims to mains.
  • Your APPSC Preparation Plan should not be till the exam day.
  • 2 or 3 weeks to be kept for only revision. So, an early start is always appreciable.
  • Use all the APPSC Group 3 Exam relevant sources such as Telugu newspapers, books, news etc.
  • Cling to APPSC Group 3 Exam Previous Papers.
  • Taking mock tests is essential to get a handle on the exam pattern and time management.
  • Hard Work, Patience, and Practice are the tools to achieve any goal. Keep up the confidence throughout your preparation.

APPSC Group 3 Refernce Books

APPSC Group 3 Study Material
Books  Authors/ Publications 
APPSC GROUP-III, Mains Paper-II Section-II Model Paper Annapurna Experts
APPSC Group-III, Paper-II, Panchayat Secretary Sirigala Murali
APPSC Group-III Panchayat Secretary Mains Paper-II Rural Development Vijeta Competitions Editorial Board
APPSC GROUP-III Panchayat Secretary Screening Test Top-31 Model Papers Vijeta Competitions Editorial Board
APPSC Group-III Panchayat Secretary Screening Test Model Papers Annapurna Experts
Indian Polity M. Laxmikanth
NCERT Class VI to X
History of Modern Andhra Pradesh (1858-2016) P Raghunatha Rao
Quantum CAT Sarvesh Kumar
Quantitative Aptitude R.S. Agarwal
AP Geography SCERT or Telugu Academy Books
Fundamentals of Physical Geography – NCERT Class XI
Certificate Physical and Human Geography Goh Cheng Leong
Indian Physical Geography – NCERT Class XI
The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 Professor (Dr.) Madabhushi Sridhar
AP Economy SCERT or Telugu Academy Books
Logical Reasoning R.S.Agarwal
Modern India S. Chand Publications

 

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