APPSC Panchayat Secretary Syllabus & Paper Pattern

APPSC Panchayat Secretary (Grade 4) written examination syllabus: Andhra Pradesh PSC Panchayat Secretary paper pattern

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission is on the way to conduct written examination for 1055 posts of Panchayat Secretary (Grade-IV) very soon. The Commission will conduct Screening test in Offline mode on 23/04/2017. The main examination for the same in Online mode for candidates selected in screening test will be held through the computer-based test on 16/07/2017.

APPSC Panchayat Secretary (Grade-IV) Syllabus & Paper Scheme

The candidates who applied for the same are in search of written exam syllabus. The exam will be held as per the given scheme and syllabus.

Andhra Pradesh PSC Panchayat Secretary paper scheme:

WRITTEN EXAMINATION (Objective Types) Degree StandardNo. of Questions Duration(Minutes)MaximumMarks
Screening test150150150
NEGATIVE MARKS: As per G.O.Ms. No.235, Finance (HR-I, Plg & Policy) Dept., Dt. 06/12/2016, for each wrong answer will be penalized with 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question.
Main Examination
Paper-1: General Studies and Mental Ability 150 150 150
Paper-2    Rural    Development    andProblems in Rural Areas with special reference to Andhra Pradesh 150 150 150
Total300
NEGATIVE MARKS: As per G.O.Ms. No.235, Finance (HR-I, Plg & Policy) Dept., Dt. 06/12/2016, for each wrong answer will be penalized with 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question.

APPSC Panchayat Secretary exam syllabus

SCREENING TEST SYLLABUS

150 Questions                                                                                  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. Overview 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 Constitutional amendments and reports of Various Committees.
  9. Evolution of Panchayat Raj system in Andhra Pradesh.
  10. Key Schemes of Panchayat Raj Department of A.P.
  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.

SYLLABUS  FOR   MAINS TO THE POST OF PANCHAYAT SECRETARY (GRADE IV) IN

A.P. PANCHAYAT RAJ SUBORDINATE SERVICE

PAPER -I

GENERAL STUDIES AND MENTAL ABILITY

150 Questions                                                                                  150 Marks

  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. Basic things about Disaster management (CBSE-VIII & IX Standard).
  8. Geography of India with focus on A.P.
  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 and rebuilding of common Institutions.

c). Division of employees, 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.

  1. g) Socioeconomic, cultural and demographic impact of
  2. h) Impact of bifurcation on river water sharing and consequential

i). AP REORGANISATION ACT, 2014 on AP and the arbitrariness of certain provisions.

PAPER – II

150 Questions                                                                                             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 upliftment 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 A.P
  7. Rural Economy of Andhra Pradesh: Agriculture, Small scale Industries, Rural artisans
  8. Rural Credit Scenario of Andhra Pradesh: 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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