How to prepare for group II exam
As with every competitive exam the first thing one need to look at is the Selection process and exam Syllabus.Next thing you need to do is gather material.
This is a single stage process consisting of only objective examination and no interview. Executive positions & Non executive positions are filled only with objective marks merit list and there is no waiting list.
what we don’t need
Every photocopy of material published by every training institute
Every magazine in the market that recycles material & mock tests
What we need
General studies paper I
Standard NCERT textbooks of Science( physics,chemistry, biology) , Social science from 6th to 10th standard .Geography, History and political science of 11th and 12th standard download here or here free.
State syllabus books of science and social from 6th to 10th standard, get them from your book shop or library.
Good School Atlas
Ancient India and Medieval India by R.S. Sharma
Both the books are of excellent quality and published by NCERT for class 11 and 12 reading reference (Or) you can also use the following books for Indian history
భారతదేశ చరిత్ర (TM) – బి.ఏ చరిత్ర 1st year book — తెలుగు అకాడమి
Indian national movement/Freedom struggle – Bipin chandra
Current affairs daily from one english/telugu, Hindu/sakshi/eenadu including editorials without spending not more than 90 minutes daily.Sakshi (Bhavitha , Thursday edition) and eenadu (pratibha) provides good coverage in their district editions almost daily.If one can afford they can buy Vivek, Vijetha competitions,Udyoga sopanam fortnightly (Rs 20 –Telugu medium only) from bookshops or get them from nearby library.These magazines provide summary of current affairs in polity, economy, exam dates and a good amount of inspiration for various govt jobs.
For mental ability in general studies paper-I one can go for Quicker Maths by M.Tyra(or) Quantitative aptitude by R.s Agarwal
General Studies –Tata McGraw Hill(If you can afford around Rs 1000) is also good
paper II -History
History & culture of AP (English medium) — P Raghunadha rao
Adhunika andhra pradesh charithra (ఆధునిక ఆంధ్రప్రదేశ చరిత్ర TM) — P Raghunadha rao
Another good book on AP history(Ancient & Medieval).please download here
Indian polity — M Laxmikanth
paper III – Economy
Indian Economy —-Dutt& sundaram (or) Mishra & Puri
Bharata ardhika vyavastha- samasyalu (భారత ఆర్ధిక వ్యవస్త - సమస్యలు ) –Telugu academy competitive exam book
Andhra pradesh ardhika vyavastha- Abivriddhi( ఆంధ్రప్రదేశ ఆర్ధిక వ్యవస్త- అభివ్రిద్ధి) –Telugu academy competitive exam book.
In addition to the above books one need to study India book 2010, latest Economic survey summary(centre & state),Budget highlights(central & state), 13th Finance commission report summary, About Human Development Index (HDI), Human development report of AP , India HDI , UNDP India 2011 HDI rank,Directorate of economics and statistics, AP review.
If you come across any coaching institute material make sure why you are buying that material. Are you able to find something in those book which is not easy to get information on (or) You are buying it simply because it is a great coaching institute or you have seen everyone carrying it around or your friend recommended it. If you follow the second way you will end up buying every institute material and reading nothing but spending your money on useless bunch of books. So before buying any material first go through the syllabus and make sure you got all info from the above said books, incase you don’t get then think of buying material with that “specific topic”. By focusing on the above 6 to 8 books and the latest current affairs mostly you don’t need any other material. All we need is 120 in every paper and another 20 in interview( total 380) to get a group 2 service.