Home > Group II > Group II Study plan

Group II Study plan

Following is a basic study plan for Group II aspirants

The total duration of syllabus completion and revision is 5 months

Stage 1 :First reading   => 3 months (For entire reading of syllabus and preparing important notes)

Stage 2 :Revision one   => 1 month  (For revising the above prepared notes)

Stage 3 :Revision two    => 15 days

Stage 4 :Revision three => 8 days

Stage 5 :Revision four    => 4 days

Depending on your present situation you need to decide from which stage to start with. If you starting from scratch start from Stage 1, if you had finished your First reading and ready with your notes then start from stage 2 and do the revision. The key to success is the number of times you revise your notes so that it will stick into your mind for a long time as the exam date approaches. If you haven’t prepared or gathered notes it will be difficult for you to revise many times as the time for revision decreases in every stage.

Regular study should not be less than 6 to 8 hours per day during Stage 1 as you need cover entire syllabus. Dedicate 1 to 2 hours of your daily time for current affairs aligning with the exam syllabus over and above the regular study time as current affairs orientation is increasing in every group services exam.

Topics to be covered  under Group II syllabus  in

Paper I (General Studies)


Categories: Group II Tags:
  1. M.K.KUMAR
    June 21, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    HI dilip,thanks for giving valuable tips for aspirants like me who dont know any thing about groups exams.i really apprecite that your info. is very useful compare to other info. in net.i would like to know study plan for GROUP 1 exam as u given for GROUP 2. your respone is expected.

    • June 22, 2011 at 7:26 PM

      Hi kumar,
      Group 1 prelims exam is similar to Group 2 paper 1 exam with additional topics from economy and polity.Group 1 mains is altogether a different approach towards exam.Group 1 mains is a test on one’s clarity of thought process and presentation of the thoughts in a simple manner, because the audience who are evaluating your mains answers are existing officials/professors..Mains exam requires an emphasis on concept in addition to facts.I will present the study plan for Group 1 soon.


      • M.K.KUMAR
        June 25, 2011 at 10:08 AM

        thanks for your reply Dilip.
        regards M.K.KUMAR

  2. rajini
    July 14, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    hi dilip,dis is rajini preparing for group2,my background is engineering,could u please tell material for indian and ap economy in english……

    • July 14, 2011 at 6:32 PM

      Hi rajini,
      For Indian economy Dutt&Sundaram along with Latest Indian Economic Survey will suffice.For AP Economy AP Socio Economic Survey along with latest budget report will give all the data,you can also read the AP Human Development report to supplement it.

  3. rajini
    July 14, 2011 at 11:16 PM

    thanq dilip,,

  4. msnath
    August 21, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    Hi Dilip,
    Thanks for this informative blog…I want to clarify about the pay structure for group 2. Appsc has written somewhere like 7000 as pay scale in 2008. Now that all govt employees are receiving hike in their pay due to recent increase of salary…Could u please tell me how much salary we may get in hand including allowances for group 2 employees? I got offer in FCI grade 3 post where i will be joining next month. I want to write group 2 also but I want to clarify about pay as this is state govt job while FCI is central govt one.

    Awaiting your reply.

    Warm Regards,

    M S Nath.

    • August 22, 2011 at 11:50 AM

      Hi mani,
      The pay structure of group 2 will be in according to the scales mentioned against each post in the notification.They do vary for executive and non executive cadre and also within cadre.There is no common scale for all group 2 posts.Wherever revisions of payscale is there they will be implemented accordingly across cadres.Please don’t compare posts only on payscale as all of them are more or less same,lets say around 20K,prestige and your chance to contribute to society counts in group II services.

  5. chaitanya
    October 27, 2011 at 8:04 PM

    hai cutoff marks in 2008 group2 exams

    • October 27, 2011 at 9:17 PM

      Hi chaitanya,
      2008 Group II cut off for interview in open category is around 320 (Don’t know the exact figure),

  6. Murali K
    December 1, 2011 at 8:00 PM

    Hi Mr.Dilip. I did my MCA.My age is 25 now,i want to write group 2 exam(notification is yet to come…as u know)….actually i dont have any basic idea about how to start the preparation as i am a new for groups preparation.And also i dont have any knowledge about the exams and how to prepare. I got the useful information in your website which is very useful. So i want to know that whats your advise for the new aspirants to achieve group 2 services., In which style i have to prepare. Is it compulsory to go for coaching institute. and when will be the next group 2 exams(because group 1 main exam in oct).


    • December 1, 2011 at 10:27 PM

      Hi Murali,
      I advise you to read through the syllabus of G-II from the notification https://dilipvaka.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/notification-g-ii.pdf to get an idea of what you need to study.Since G-II is only objective exam you can prepare on your own according to syllabus.If you got time, enough money and would like to prepare with discussions you can opt for coaching.Usually coaching in HYD costs about 15-20K for 3 months with all expenses.You can buy the coaching material photo stat copies from the bookshops around RC REDDY Study circle, Ashoknagar, Hyderabad and others which costs not more than 750 Rs (All 3 papers).Current affairs you need to prepare on your own, no coaching institute feeds you.Read the syllabus thoroughly before buying photostat material to ensure every topic is covered.You can prepare on your own by referring the books mentioned in https://dilipvaka.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/how-to-prepare-for-group-ii%C2%A0exam/.Use the coaching material to ensure you are in right direction.

      New G-II notification is expected in JAN 2012 or later, but not sure about that.Remember one thing, use the knowledge you gained in groups preparation by applying to other jobs like Bank PO’s,Staff Selection commission or anything you wish.

  7. swathikanthi
    January 7, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    sir i am doing job as aste irsse ,group a officer .is it good job as compare to group1 servises appsc plzz say sir

    • January 8, 2012 at 4:07 PM

      Hi Swathi,
      You are doing a wonderful job in Indian railway signal engineer service.Group 1 is state cadre job which means you will be posted anywhere in AP and most of the jobs in it are connected to the public and political leaders which ultimately makes them highly stressful and respected in terms of prestige in society.The job you are currently doing doesn’t expose you much to public and is quite stable in stress and gives a lot of time for your personal life.Every job has its own pros and cons and your current job is as good as G-1 job but without political pressures and stress!

  8. rajani
    January 8, 2012 at 11:23 PM

    hellow sir, i will pay money plz sent meterials of TM and every thing. because i my in kuwait housewife. my husband worked at GoV kuwait. i studied M.C.A in 2010. plz help me sir. plz u will send meterial by email 0r home(india address).plz send me immediately sir.

  9. Madhuri. S
    January 23, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Hi Mr. Dilip, i am a engineering student, and newly married. New aspirant for group 2. your blog is very informative to the people like me. you have mentioned many things clearly, like books and plan.

    but whats my question is i was a Telugu medium student till 10th class. when i saw the books to study, those are from 6th to 10th only.
    could you please suggest me that which is the better medium to prepare. if i start preparing in Telugu medium can i get all the said material in Telugu?? Please guide me.

    I want to prepare on my own…..

    • January 23, 2012 at 10:50 PM

      Hi Madhuri,
      Lots of material is available in TM both for G-I/G-II and you can get all coaching material also in bookshops surrounding institutes in TM .You can read TM books as more than 70% of applicants are from TM.Refer this link for some good material and previous papers.

      • Madhuri. S
        January 25, 2012 at 6:32 PM

        Thank you Mr. Dilip, to start with some material given link is very helpful.

    January 24, 2012 at 8:02 AM


    • January 24, 2012 at 7:53 PM

      Hi Anil,
      You are NOT ELIGIBLE.

  11. March 11, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    hi if i start the preparation from today can i clear the written test of group-2 how many hours of preparation is required for group-2,does it consists of electronics subjects.what books i have to prepare for group-2

  12. April 25, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    Hai sir.whatever the information u provided its valuable to the aspirants like me.i did mba. Now i want to prepare for group2 exam without coaching.pls provide preparation plan. Can i overcome without coaching?

  13. April 25, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Sir! Self preparation is it enough to the exam?any neccessary coaching required?

  14. lakshmi
    May 27, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    Hi, Sir.I am intersted in gr-2.Does the coaching center which provides 3 months complete or enough preparation required for attempting exam.Can v attend for coaching centre with zero knowledge abt groups?Can u plz suggest at present which is the best one to afford my money and time.Sir plz specify any one best inst.in Hyderabad.

    • May 27, 2012 at 7:31 PM

      Hi Laxmi,
      You may not find any institute offering coaching for G-2 at this stage for the upcoming G-2 exam on july 15.You can attend with zero knowledge, but it would be great if you understand about the process from this blog and books required to read before taking up any coaching.If you got zero knowledge don’t go for any coaching at this stage better try to attempt next year.

  15. lakshmi
    May 27, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    Hi,sir.Defentely I will try for next year but want to start preparing like taking coaching from a institue which will start may after july15.Is it a gud idea i.e.,with out knoweing wen d xam will b held again taking coaching from now.or is it a gud idea tat i will hav enough time to take a gud preparation?Will d centers start givnig coaching after d exam?CAN U PLZ SUGGEST ANY GUD COACHING CENTER FOR EM FRO G2…..PLZ SIR

    • May 27, 2012 at 11:04 PM

      Hi Laxmi,
      Coaching institutes start batches only when the APPSC signals its intent for new G-2 notification and before that they won’t start any because of lack of students.You should initially read the syllabus thoroughly and gather the coaching institutes notes available in bookshops like RC reddy study circle to decide whether you really need coaching or not.English medium coaching is available only whenever there are enough students for the batch in any institute.

      Please take your own time to read the school level books and those mentioned in this post https://dilipvaka.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/how-to-prepare-for-group-ii%C2%A0exam/ to understand what you really need from coaching.You can also refer this site http://sakshieducation.com/%28S%28csleuk45ikrwg5a1geazyiyp%29%29/GroupII/Index.aspx and look for Previous papers and G-II TM material on left down side bar.

  16. lakshmi
    May 27, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    Sir where can i get previous question papers?Do v need basic preparation before going to any institute,like reading material of any inst.?Sir i cant put my money on both buks and coaching .Which one is the best?Is it manditory to get all d buks u mentioned previously before gng to coaching?Sir i hav lot of doubts….

  17. lakshmi
    May 27, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    I dont have any my frds r relatives in dis field so i am asking u no of silly doubts plz dont mind sir….BUT I WANT TO BE A GOVT SERVANT AS GAZETTED OFFICER.I AM READY TO WORK OUT BUT I NEED IS A GUD MENTOR WHO GUIDE ME…CAN U PLZ GUIDE SIR….WAITING FOR UR REPLY

    • May 27, 2012 at 11:07 PM

      Hi lakshmi,
      You can post any doubt you wish but do please follow others comments as well to know what others are looking for in their preparation.

      • lakshmi
        May 28, 2012 at 9:00 AM

        Thank you very much sir

  18. lakshmi
    May 28, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Sir, for current affairs can we read upkar’s Khanna And Verma for grup-2?

    • May 28, 2012 at 11:24 AM

      HI lakshmi,
      Prepare current affairs through any of following approach

      1) Buy Vivek(RC Reddy publication)/Vijetha competition fortnightly and cover the current affairs. Both are in TM.
      2) Read Sakshi newspaper http://epaper.sakshi.com Bhavitha(Thursday edition)or everyday “Vidya” in district edition for summary of weekly current affairs.
      3) Follow http://www.sakshieducation.com/%28S%28hyw3uj45fvhveb45muxcpo55%29%29/GroupII/Index.aspx for good archive of current affairs.

      There is no difference whether you prepare in TM/EM, but read current affairs daily otherwise they won’t stick in your mind.
      Upkar’s books and others are unnecessary for G-1/G-2 level.

  19. Richards
    June 9, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    Sir the links which you gave are seriously very useful to each and everyone but i guess that material is very lengthy … i mean to say it will take time for us to study at this peak of time, so as you have mentioned earlier can we rely on the books which are available near the RC Reddy coaching institute? and the books which are useful for group 2 will the same be useful for group 1 as well?

    • Richards
      June 9, 2012 at 2:19 PM

      Can you please suggest me a book for the APFC as well which includes all the topics in one single book or a couple

      • June 10, 2012 at 12:11 AM

        Hi Richards,
        You can use the same books of G-2 for G-1 as well, but you need to prepare for a descriptive approach for G-1.I am not aware any single book for APFC, you can use the G-1 prelims material and the Syllabus for APFC was outlined in brief and we have to refer every reliable source to prepare.

        Indian Culture, Heritage and Freedom Movements —Indian History topics covered in Ancient,medieval & Modern India books

        Population,Development and Globalization—- Covered in NCERT 9,10 social sciences(economy books)
        Governance and Constitution of India —–NCERT 9,10 social sciences and Indian polity by Laxmikanth
        Present Trends in Indian Economy—-which you get by following current affairs, Economic survey of India,Budget and a conceptual understanding of Macroeconomics.
        Accountancy and Auditing —You have this subjects in MBA and need a conceptual understanding of accounting standards,Income/balance sheet/cash flow statement and auditing risks.
        Industrial Relations &Labour Laws —You will have these topics in MBA under HR subjects covering various industrial acts(like ESI act, compensation act, maternity act etc), trade unions/industrial disputes.You can also read topics like this http://planningcommission.nic.in/aboutus/committee/wrkgrp11/wg11_rplabr.pdf to get the latest happening in those areas.

        Insurance —Know the evolution of insurance companies in India, various commissions,various acts made in India,products offered/FDI limits and regulatory framework here http://www.irda.gov.in/ADMINCMS/cms/NormalData_Layout.aspx?page=PageNo4&mid=2

        Every other topic like general science/mental ability is available from school text books.

  20. sushrith
    June 19, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Hello sir,
    My Educational background is Bpharma. I have applied for Group 2. But I did not start the preparation. Sir, Please suggest me some books and plan. Yesterday i brought RC reddy coaching material and started the preparation. But the time is very less. Is this sufficient to qualify?

    • June 19, 2012 at 10:40 PM

      Hi Sushrit,
      one month time for G-2 is not sufficient for someone starting now.Try your best or use your knowledge gained for G-4

      • sushrith
        June 26, 2012 at 10:41 AM

        Hi sir,

        Thanks. I started the preparation and I will try my level best.

  21. vinay
    December 3, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    hello sir, i am vinay

    i want to prepare for g-2 from this month, i am in an a state of confusion to take coaching or not in RC reddy… i’ve all the books which you mentioned above… is it enough to prepare in home?? g-2 notification will release in the month end itseems… n i like to buy g-2 material in vikas book shop, what would be the cost of it??

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: