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How to prepare for group II exam

 Please read this piece of advice before committing yourself for Groups preparation

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.

Selection Process

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

Ancient & Medieval History

Modern History

భారతదేశ చరిత్ర (TM) – బి.ఏ చరిత్ర 1st year book — తెలుగు అకాడమి

Indian national movement/Freedom struggle – Bipin chandra

Good summary of Indian National Movement

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 Science & technology refer to S&T section in India book 2010. For the latest in S&T refer to wiki like here here or go to their websites.

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

Section -I

History & culture of AP (English medium) — P Raghunadha rao

(or)

Adhunika andhra pradesh charithra (ఆధునిక ఆంధ్రప్రదేశ చరిత్ర TM) —  P Raghunadha rao

Another good book on AP history(Ancient & Medieval).please download here

Section -II

Indian polity — M Laxmikanth

Constitution Of India

paper III – Economy

Section -I

Indian Economy —-Dutt& sundaram (or) Mishra & Puri

Bharata ardhika vyavastha- samasyalu (భారత ఆర్ధిక వ్యవస్త - సమస్యలు ) –Telugu academy competitive exam book

Section -II

Andhra pradesh ardhika vyavastha- Abivriddhi( ఆంధ్రప్రదేశ ఆర్ధిక వ్యవస్త- అభివ్రిద్ధి)  –Telugu academy competitive exam book.

Socio Economic Survey of Andhrapradesh(2011-12)

Socio Economic Survey of Andhrapradesh (2010-11)

AP Statistical Abstract 2009

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.

Various websites to gather more info include Yojana, parliament of india, planning commission.

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.

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  1. Ravi
    June 14, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Hi Dilip,

    I would like to know the exact syllabus in AP history because in the notification they have mentioned “Socio- Cultural and Religious conditions in Andhra Desha between first and fifteenth centuries of the Christian Era” but questions are not confined to those areas. Questions are coming from Chalukya,chola,pallava and reddy dynesty as well. So is it required to read entire ancient AP history? Please suggest me on this.

    • June 14, 2014 at 11:01 PM

      Hi ravi,
      Which era do chalukya, chola, pallava and reddy dynasty belong to ? There are all between 5th century to 15th century only! what is wrong in asking questions from that era.Syllabus is very clear..first and fifteenth centuries of christain era means 1 AD to 1500 AD.

  2. Srujan
    June 18, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    Thanx for imp info

  3. Jyothi
    July 18, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    Hi Dilip,
    I would like write Group 2 in this 2014. My doubt is that as Telangana separated from AP, is the group 2 exam going to be conducted by Telangana state itself? Will the questions will be covering the both states?
    And I will write exam in English, is it enough to follow RC Reddy material along with reading telugu newspapers covering current affairs? Please let me know. Thank you for your guidance.

    • July 19, 2014 at 7:02 PM

      Hi Jyothi,
      Groups exam will be conducted seperately for Telangana once the new public service commission comes into existence and we don’t know the syllabus for those exams.There might be few changes from the existing syllabus.RC reddy material is good and you can follow it along with the newspapers.

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