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Group-I mains reference books

Group-I Mains reference Books

APPSC official list of G-1 mains reference books available here

http://website.apspsc.gov.in/Documents/SYLLABUS1/81.pdf .

As the list is exhaustive the following books/websites may act as selective references for preparing own G-1 notes during mains preparation with latest developments.

NCERT books available here http://ncertbooks.prashanthellina.com/  and http://ncert.nic.in/NCERTS/textbook/textbook.htm

Paper -II

Section-I (History & Cultural Heritage of 20th Century India)

Ancient & Medieval India

Modern India

NCERT Class 11,12 History text books

Section-II (Social & Cultural history of AP)

History of Modern Andhra : P Raghunadha Rao

Andhrula Charithra : B.S.L Hanumantha Rao (TM)

Another good book on AP History, download here

Section-III (General Overview of Indian Constitution)

Indian Polity : M laxmikanth

NCERT Books : Class 9,10 (Social sciences) 11, 12 (Political Science)

Relations between union and states (Interstate Council)

Ministry of Law and Justice

Constitution of India

Paper -III

Section-I (Planning in India & Indian Economy)

Indian Economy —-Dutt& sundaram (or)  Mishra & Puri
Bharata ardhika vyavastha- samasyalu (భారత ఆర్ధిక వ్యవస్త – సమస్యలు ) –Telugu academy competitive exam book

Five Year Plans

Latest Economic Survey and union Budget, HDI Report, Millenium development goals,Planning commission of India & Five Year Plans Wiki, Reserve bank of India

Section-II and Section-III (AP Economy)

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

Socio Economic Survey of Andhra Pradesh

Human Development Report of AP

AP Statistical Abstract 2009

Directorate of Economics and Statistics

AP Finance Department

Paper -IV


India Year book (Relevant topics)

Department of Science & Technology


Dept of Electronics and IT (National e-governance project)

Ministry of New &Renewable Energy, Ministry of Power

Websites of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Ministry of Agriculture,Disaster management(Refer CBSE Class 8,9 books), Drinking water & Sanitation, Urban Development


NCERT Class 8,9,10 Science text books and 11, 12 Biology text books

Department of Biotechnology

National Rural Health Mission

Section-III (Development and Environment problems)

Environmental studies – Anubha kaushik,C.P Kaushik (New Age international publishers)

Ministry of Environment and Forests

Paper -V

NCERT Class 11.12 Statistics

Data Interpretation – K Kundam (BSC publications)

Best approach is get class notes of any coaching institute and I found coaching material of a lecturer called Anilkumar reddy (he writes articles in sakshi also)  covered all aspects.

  1. rs
    June 10, 2012 at 7:56 AM

    Hi, can you please tell me whether the vijetha competition books for group 1 mains available in the market are useful?

    • June 10, 2012 at 11:07 AM

      Hi Rs,
      All vijetha competition books available in market act like guides and you should use them only as a pointer to your own notes preparation.

  2. sireesha
    June 14, 2012 at 3:13 AM

    Hi Dilip,
    In this multitude of queries, saga of hopes and heart breaks and the various trials and tribulations of all the aspirants to the appsc exam, i thank u on behalf of everyone on this occasion for the unique and most selfless expression on ur part to guide every fool and genius in “ANDHRA PRADESH” in their quest for a job.



    • rs
      November 16, 2012 at 4:37 PM

      yes some are there to help and some to cheat. If you dont get help also its fine but getting deceived by someone is disaster. Mr. Dilip is doing a great job in helping others. I also got some experience in G1, I can also answer some questions. If anybody has some questions can approach me. I have done my grad in 1999 and have 12 years working experience. after that i tried for G1, so i am so much senior, so feel free to ask. thanks bye

      • raam
        December 7, 2012 at 10:07 PM

        i completed my b.pharm recently now am trying to g1 which materials are more useful for me

  3. anand
    June 23, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    can i have weekened classes for group 1 i.e., on sat n sunday…
    n if so which is the best institute in hyd…

    • June 23, 2012 at 4:04 PM

      Hi anand,
      You don’t find weekend classes for G-1 considering the amount of syllabus to be covered.Best institute depends on what you are expecting from coaching.. a few institutes are RC reddy, Braintree, laqshya and a whole lot of others!

  4. anand
    June 23, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    hi dilip,
    i cant attend daily classes for another 4 months…
    i will be free only on weekends,,,
    so what wil be good for me???
    want to prep for G-1…
    thank you..

    • June 24, 2012 at 2:38 PM

      Hi Anand,
      I am not suggesting you to attend coaching if you can manage self preparation with 2-3 hrs daily and 6-8 hrs during weekends.This much time is enough to get complete coverage of syllabus in 4/5 months.Take G-1 mains coaching only on those subjects which you can’t manage on your own and one manage G-1 prelims with self preparation.

  5. anand
    June 25, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    thanks alot sir for ur suggestion,
    what buks should i refer (E/M) for
    i) Land Reforms and social changes in
    Andhra Pradesh after independence
    ii) Andhra Pradesh’s Economy, present
    status its strengths and weaknesses..
    and the other thing sir how should i read for prelims,
    so that i can b helpful for even mains…
    thank you..

    • June 26, 2012 at 10:31 PM

      Hi Anand,
      You can follow the book ” 50years of AP by Hanumantha rao ” or Vijetha competitions E/M books to cover those topics.There is no special approach for prelims if you can read mains topics with an understanding of concepts and facts from current affairs and school level text books.

  6. sadanand
    June 29, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    Sir, can you plz suggest me books/material for paper1 (group 1).
    Thank you

    • June 29, 2012 at 11:08 PM

      Hi sadanand,
      There are no books for G-1 paper-1.You need to imagine and prepare relevant essays from the topics mentioned in syllabus and practice them.For ideas you can refer the G-1 Previous papers/Civils papers or from current affairs relevant to topics.

  7. anand
    June 30, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    sir what magazine would u suggest me to read such that those magazine would be helpful for current affairs n for group 1 prep too in some r otherway…
    thank you..

    • June 30, 2012 at 11:03 PM

      Hi anand,
      You can read Vivek monthly magazine(RC Reddy publications) and vijetha competitions fortnightly magazine to keep updated with current affairs and govt jobs.Both the magazines are in TM and useful even for EM students as well.

  8. anand
    June 30, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    sir telugu… abit difficult to follow for me.. suggest me some english magzine..
    thank u

    • July 1, 2012 at 9:46 PM

      Hi Anand,
      Currently there are not any english magazines exclusively serving G-1/G-2 but there are many focused towards UPSC civil services like career chronicle,competition success review etc covering current affairs and other topics.I found TM magazines easy to understand and relevant to G-1/G-2 exams.

  9. madhu
    July 1, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    i want group1,2 reference books in telugu language.you send me the group1,2 syllabus in telugu language in sakshi website it is not clear in this website please send me the original group1.2 syllabus in telugu language

  10. anand
    July 8, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    hiii sir…
    will i get ncert buks in market or d better option is to get print out of the books…
    thank you…

    • July 8, 2012 at 7:41 PM

      Hi Anand,
      Buy NCERT books available at leading books stores like Himalaya and they are much cheaper and of good quality than printout option.

  11. Syamprasad
    July 20, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    Dear Dilip,

    I aprreciate your efforts in providing the relevent information on group1,2 exams.

    Coming to the point , though i applied for this yr 2012 group1,2 exams , i was unable to attend due to imcomplete preparation and the other reason presently iam working abroad, Now iam planning to seriously sit and prepare for the Next year Group 1 Exam( hopefully the notification will be released in line with UPSC)

    I need your advise on preparation for group1 exam basedon the next notification for the yr 2013, pl clarify , based on recent developments in the APPSC, 1) When we can expect the next notification.2)How many months of dedicated preparation is a must to secure a top rank in group 1, 3) The importance of coaching for group1 exam, pl name any one good institute for group1 coaching. 4)Is it advisible to leave the present job to prepare for group1 exam.

    i will be thank full for you advise, because iam seriuosly targeting for the group1 to secure a good rank.


    • July 22, 2012 at 8:54 PM

      Hi Syamprasad,
      First rule: Don’t ever quit your job for G-1, you can take leave for 1 month during mains.We can definitely expect new G-1 notification by the end of this year and you need 10 months of preparation if you do part time (4hrs/day and 6 hrs during weekends), else 6 months for complete mains reading.So you need to start your preparation from now onwards and you need to leave 2 months before prelims exclusively for prelims preparation.use the gap between prelims and mains for revision of G-1 mains.Evaluate your coaching needs only after a single overview reading of the concerned subject.R.C Reddy, lakshya , Braintree are good coaching institutes in Hyd and there might few others as well.

      Quitting job is dangerous.If you can’t make it in G-1 you are nothing and naturally go into depression (very relevant if you don’t have anything to fall back) as you will be putting lot of stakes and may not be in a position to make another attempt.The key to success is building mental strength and you get it only if you you believe you are worth something.

  12. Syamprasad
    July 22, 2012 at 10:57 PM

    Dear Dilip,
    Thank you Boss, for the detailed reply, after reading ur mail, i got clarity on some aspects of preparation.
    pl suggest , how to improve answers writing and presentation for this exam.


    • July 24, 2012 at 8:05 PM

      Hi Syamprasad,
      You will know about better presentation of answers when you began to practice by focusing on writing relevant content and time management.You will learn it once you are halfway through your preparation.

  13. vijay
    July 23, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    hi dilip,
    may i know the safest marks for zone-4 sc-women for group-II exams

    • July 24, 2012 at 8:54 PM

      Hi vijay,
      Making guesses is useless in G-2 for reserved categories as it is very difficult, but we should assume it may be in the range of 40 marks below the Open category cut off.

  14. nayeem
    July 23, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    hi dilip

    Please suggest me books for Paper-2 and Paper-3 Telugu medium books and P-4 & P-5 English medium books ( Other than RC reddy material)

  15. Sameer
    July 27, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    hello sir…The word around is that next group 1 notification is expected by the end of this year…I have decided to prepare mains notes by myself..what books should i refer inorder to make good enough notes??plz guide atleast 2 books on each subject…i dont want to leave no stone unturned..What coaching material do u recommend in addition? Regards

    • July 27, 2012 at 10:17 PM

      Hi Sameer,
      The books mentioned are in the post ‘Group-1 mains reference books’ and those are pretty good to prepare your own notes.Regarding coaching material you can chose RC Reddy/Laqshya or any other one you feel comfortable.

  16. Surendra
    August 7, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    Hi Dilip ,

    How many pages do we need to write for paper 2,3 & 4 for get maximum works?

    • August 8, 2012 at 10:08 PM

      Hi Surendra,
      Writing some X number of pages won’t get the score.You should focus on writing relevant and to the point answers while answering every question to fetch good marks.You should target around 150-200 words for every question.

  17. nikitha
    August 16, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    hi dilip
    In asst welfare officers post what is meant by subject compulsory

    • August 16, 2012 at 9:57 PM

      Hi Nikitha,
      Subject compulsory means you don’t have any optionals and need to write all papers.

  18. nikitha
    August 18, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    Hi Dilip
    where i can get the previous papers of asst social welfare officer

    • August 19, 2012 at 6:35 PM

      Hi Nikitha,
      I am not aware of them, they must on the line of G-2 standard.

  19. nikitha
    August 18, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    question paper will be only in telugu lanuage or in both english and telugu

    • August 19, 2012 at 6:42 PM

      Hi Nikitha,
      All question papers of APPSC will be in both languages except for professional exams like engg

  20. vinu
    August 18, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    can u plz tel me the strategies for development ,transfer and diffisuion of technology in india??im a self-study candidate for ap grp1 mains..

    • August 19, 2012 at 6:46 PM

      Hi Vinu,
      You must read the latest S&T policy 2003 and the PM address of latest Science congress to get those aspects.

  21. manohar
    August 19, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Hi Dilip,
    I am working in a software firm in hyderabad.
    I want to prepare for g-1 & g-2.
    writing the exam in which language is better?
    will the time be sufficient i start preparing now…
    Can u please suggest me any coacing centers which provide weekend classes
    firstly is coaching compulsory?
    Suggest me a better strategy for preparation.

    • August 19, 2012 at 7:20 PM

      Hi Manohar,
      You can write in any language you feel comfortable in expressing your views.You can write some papers in english or telugu but you can’t write single paper in both languages.If you start now you have sufficient time for preparation and revision as well.weekend classes are useless and don’t add any value and i am not aware of anyone offering them as well.First send sometime reading the syllabus, previous papers to know the depth of exam before deciding whether you need coaching or not. Coaching helps if you don’t have self motivation and need to involve in a group and do please read other posts and comments for clarification of your doubts.

  22. vinu
    August 19, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    thanks a lot dilip..i had read s&t policy 2003..bt ws wondering if thtz ta answer..im clear nw..thnks a lott fr ur graceful reply..u r doin a wonderful job in guiding aspirants..keep up ta gud wrk…

  23. August 20, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    sir, I am sudhakar presently working in a private bank as a probationary officer and I have hardly 4hrs to prepare daily I would like to start preparation now itself can u plz guide me how to prepare notes in exam point of view and when to prepare notes I mean after I reading or in parallel with our reading

    • August 20, 2012 at 10:15 PM

      HI Sudhakar,
      Notes preparation helps a lot for multiple revisions before and during exams as it provides the most condensed form of material.You should prepare the notes during your second reading after finishing single reading of each unit in every paper to get clarity of concept.Many people follow different strategies in notes preparation but the simple and effective one is skeleton notes.In this approach 6 to 8 probable question are prepared for every unit and notes is prepared focusing only on the keywords required to answer the question.You need to do writing practice by expanding on the keywords during your preparation with stipulated time of 8-10 mins for each question.So your notes contains only keywords but not the entire paragraph you are going to write in the exam.This approach helps you to use your thought process to present your understanding and also add the keywords to your notes as you progress in your preparation.

      • August 20, 2012 at 10:24 PM

        thanks for ur quick response sir and keywords means some imp points with which we can recall entire answer Is it true?

        • August 22, 2012 at 7:29 PM

          Hi Sudhakar,
          Keywords means important phrases which will help you to recollect and expand the answer.Points are different as it will involves complete write down of sentences.Your notes should be as small as possible to help for multiple revisions before and during exam.

  24. Keshav
    August 23, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    In the wake of raising predictions of “Lifting Optional papers in UPSC by 2013″ and “A possible notification with a very high number of vacancies in APPSC Group-1 this year”, many of beginners are at cross roads indecisively to sketch a possible strategy that would fit both the exams.

    There remaining almost three more months for the notifications to be released, kindly suggest me and thereby many beginners on a possible strategy (Books to be covered) that would fill the gap and keep us in the right track.

    Also, Sir kindly advice if Prelims cum Mains of GS for UPSC would be of any help for Group-1.
    Thank you.

  25. Anurag Tripathi
    August 24, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    Hi Sir,
    Do you know where I can buy IGNOU books in hyderabad ?? I have some referenence books for my optiionals.But i want to read those text books before referring to other books.

    Kindly,Help Me

    • August 24, 2012 at 9:18 PM

      Hi Anurag,
      Soft copy of almost all courses is available free at http://www.egyankosh.ac.in with free registration.If you want hard copy of IGNOU material see the prices and Hyderabad address in the last few pages at http://www.ignou.ac.in/upload/price%20catale.pdf

      • Anurag
        August 25, 2012 at 6:38 AM

        Hi Sir
        Thanks for your reply.
        Soft Copy for M.A. History is not available.Is there any one we can get.The books prices are somewhat costly.If not,then i would buy hard copy.

  26. Anurag
    August 25, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    Sorry sir for disturbing,got MA books..i was unnecessarily searching for them in school of humanites section

  27. kishore
    September 19, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    can i write some papers in telugu and some papers in english in group 1 mains?

    • September 25, 2012 at 12:32 PM

      Hi Kishore,
      YES you can write some papers in telugu and others in english medium, but you cannot write same paper in both media.This is clearly mentioned in notification as well

      • syam
        September 25, 2012 at 4:37 PM

        Dear Dilip Garu,

        when we can expect the new Group1 and Group 2 notifications,
        what is the reasonable time required for G1 peparation .
        pl suggest.


        • October 6, 2012 at 1:48 PM

          Hi syam,
          G-1, G-2 notifications are expected in nov or dec 2012.You must need atleast 9 months for G-1 preparation and it is better to start now.

  28. Sneha
    September 28, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    Hi Dilip…When can we expect next group-2 notification…


    • October 6, 2012 at 1:53 PM

      Hi sneha,
      Next G-2 notification expected in Nov/Dec 2012.

  29. krishna chaitanya
    October 5, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    sir I completed my B.A (history+polity+economics) in telugu medium.. From my childhood I m in telugu medium.. I want to write both group1 and civils.. In civils I want to take History as one option as I have good command on it.. what shuld i take as my second option.. this is my biggest problem.. as per my status i m unable to take coaching.. what should i take as my second option, so that book or materiel are available.. I am interested in geography or anthropology.. if books available kindly plz suggest.. (already i read ncert books)..(i am not much interested in taking telugu as second optional).. thank u sir.. awaitng for most valuable help..

    • October 14, 2012 at 7:40 PM

      Hi krishna,
      Both Geography and anthropology are good scoring subjects in civils mains and there is extensive material available for both papers.You can refer to another blog http://mrunal.org/ and follow the posts under IAS optional subjects on left side.You can also use your preparation for other Bank/Central services exams.

  30. priyanka
    October 9, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    When we expect coming group-1 notification

    • October 14, 2012 at 7:09 PM

      Hi Priyanka,
      Don’t wait for notification if you want to prepare for G-1/G-2 as it will be released by the end of december.

  31. Syamprasad
    November 15, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    Dear Dileep,

    Need ur suggestion about preparation, presently iam doing a job and preparing 2 hrs a day,
    iam not satisfied with my preparation, thinking to quit the job and planning to sit for group1 preparation along with coaching , financially i saved for about 2 years of maintenance of self and family , now prearation along with job, little diffult for me , In-consistency in preparation ,hence , unable to prepare as per my schedule of preparation, pl suggest what to do. iam reasonably gud at studies ,seriously aiming for group1, pl suggest what to do.
    the other thing is that, when we can expect the next G1 and G2 notification.


    • November 17, 2012 at 1:43 PM

      Hi Syamprasad,
      Please don’t quit the job!.Before thinking about quitting job and going for exam preparation make sure you got alternate fire fighting plans.What you are going to do if you can’t make it in G-1/G-2 ? Can you get the same job after a couple of years with your current experience.Usually one goes through depression and self destruction attitude if they don’t get something after one or two years of hard work.Are you mentally strong to handle this and make another attempt? Having alternate plans is the key to successful preparation as you can handle any situation with confidence.

      Usually working professionals prepare G-1 prelims/G-2 through self study by reading 2/3 hrs a day and 5/6 hrs a day during weekends/holidays.For G-1 Mains they usually attend coaching for one or two papers which they can’t handle on their own and also to get a grasp on short answer writing practice.Coaching helps to be disciplined and evaluate your knowledge level with your peer group.As most working professionals are state govt employees/teachers they usually attend Mains coaching with two or three months leave during summer holidays or at other time well before prelims exam.You should also seek to go that way of taking leave if possible in your profession.If you are in software profession try your manager for a 2 month leave or else think of changing company and use the transition period to attend coaching.

      New notifications are expected by Dec 2012 depending on the discipline of APPSC.

  32. rs
    November 16, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    thank you for the reply. You have been so patient in answering questions. I got the required books, vijetha, but I am finding it difficult to prepare short answers, what is the solution to that. I left my job and took loan to prepare for G1 mains in vizag, but that institute cheated me by giving false information. They dumped material for prelims and also they gave one current affairs book which proved useless and waste of time. Somehow i could clear prelims but I did not have the confidence to face mains because of insufficient preparation. There was only one faculty for all subjects, very amazing, but we had no other option at that time because I was fresh in this field. now I have learnt big lessons. I am ready to share my experience. First prepare for mains and then take two months gap for prelims and use the gap between prelims and mains for revision. this is the best strategy for everyone. thanks a lot and keep up the good job.

    • November 17, 2012 at 2:00 PM

      Hi Ravishankar,
      Short answers should be written by expanding on the relevant points of question within 200 words.You will get it right only by practicing and comparing your answers with your friends or evaluating with teachers.Coaching helps a lot in this aspect and you should chose the right place for coaching at least for one paper.

  33. mounika
    November 18, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    changes are expected in next notification of groups.i heard various talks . what i feel is expected changes will be in pattern of the paper ..right !!! no syllabus is going change . why worry so much ,preparation will be same know. actually i know no pros n cons on it as iam approaching for the first time. will this really matter applicants??

    • November 28, 2012 at 11:45 AM

      Hi mounika,
      They will be no change in syllabus, changes are limited only to type of questions asked if any.There will always be discussion about any impending change and it shouldn’t matter much to serious applicants.

  34. suresh
    November 24, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Dear Dilip,
    any lead on paper-IV group-I or should i go buy vijetha book. and AP economy too..

    • November 28, 2012 at 12:21 PM

      Hi suresh,
      The standard list of books prescribed by APPSC are at http://website.apspsc.gov.in/Documents/SYLLABUS1/81.pdf.
      I suggest to refer these for both papers
      paper 3:
      Indian Economy —-Dhingra/Mishra & Puri
      Bharata ardhika vyavastha- samasyalu (భారత ఆర్ధిక వ్యవస్త – సమస్యలు ) –Telugu academy competitive exam book
      Andhrapradesh ardhika vyavastha-Telugu academy book
      Latest AP Socio economic survey
      paper 4:
      ISRO Website, NCERT 11,12 Science books,Dept of Atomic Energy/Science &Tech/biotech/information tech/water supply websites
      Environmental Studies:Anubha kaushik &C.p.kaushik (New Age international publishers), Environmental education(first year intermediate book)
      Science textbooks from 6-10(state syllabus)

      Vijetha book may also be helpful as they covered the topics under each section.

  35. srikrishna
    November 25, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    sir I wont top group-1 paper-2 boolks.wich books.??????

  36. khan
    January 8, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    hi sir,
    is there any negaive marking in group 1 prelims.??if yes,.then how much??

    • January 12, 2013 at 12:20 PM

      Hi khan,
      There is no negative marks in G-1 prelims as of now.

  37. January 16, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    hai sir iam studying b.tech 2nd year nd i want to be a good ips officer thats why i am preparing for group 1 exams nd i just bought a book from vijetha current affairs nd 6 tho 10 standard social books so please tell whether i need any other books………….nd please tell me the way of group exams i dono clearly so i hope………………..thanking you in advance

    • January 16, 2013 at 11:48 PM

      Hi Srinath,
      You are too young and got lot of time on your side.You should initially focus on your B.Tech at the moment to know more about your real interest and priorities.If you start reading from now on wards you will lose focus on your current B.Tech and you may also lose your interest by the time you take G-1/UPSC Civils.To become IPS you should prepare for UPSC civils and an excellent blog to follow is http://mrunal.org/ .If you want to know more about APPSC G-1 exams follow this http://www.sakshieducation.com/%28S%28q3lffyvnwsxpphm2yfyaxdyo%29%29/GroupII/Index.aspx and see the previous papers to evaluate your strengths and weakness.

      • kiran
        January 22, 2013 at 1:37 AM

        When is the gr l notification for 2013

        • January 26, 2013 at 8:15 PM

          Hi kiran,
          We can expect in a couple of months.

  38. meenna
    February 4, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    hi dilip sir,
    AM MBA student.
    i want to prepare fr GR-I & GR-II.
    How many months it require to cover the syllabus completly?
    will da time be sufficient if i start my preperation frm nw onwards?
    please suggest me hw should i schedule my time to prepare for this ?

  39. meenna
    February 4, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    from when i should start reading current affairs sir

    • meenna
      February 8, 2013 at 5:43 PM

      thanQ sir.can u plz suggest me 1 best institute in new delhi

  40. February 4, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    Hi All,

    I am from telugu medium background,
    So can anybody please tell me what are the books for telugu medium with references.
    i will be thank full for your advise, because iam seriuosly targeting for the group1..

  41. meenna
    February 8, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    sir plz refer prelims books with author names.

  42. neelima
    February 14, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Hi sir am completed b.tech. up to inter am from telugu medium. My telugu expression is good compare to english. I heard that the sucess rate in group 1 for telugu medim is very low compare 2 english. Is it true. Which one is better for me. Am willing to top the group 1 wit any cost this year. Plz give me good guidance. . And more think is group 1 intreview conducted in which language. Plz guide me

  43. neelima
    February 18, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    Plz reply to me

    • February 19, 2013 at 10:11 AM

      Hi Neelima,
      You can safely write G-1 in Telugu medium as there is no discrimination between EM and TM…it is simply more EM students are appearing groups these days so more are getting selected.G-1 interview will be conducted in TM as well as in EM depending on your preference.

  44. sudhakar
    May 8, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Dear sir,
    Hope you are doing well. I appreciate your efforts for patiently answering the queries. Sir I bought notes for group1 from hyderabad. Sir while preparing notes do I need prepare again question to answer patter or only with keywords. I am unable to prepare notes properly. Please guide me and also how to prepare notes from newspaper editorials.

    • May 12, 2013 at 3:22 PM

      Hi Sudhakar,
      Preparing notes with keywords helps you to revise and expand on the concept.You should join in an institute for at least one paper to know the pattern if you can’t do on your own.Please go through this site mrunal.org (though focused on civil services) to know the experiences of successful candidates.

  45. Ravi
    June 18, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    Hi Dilip,

    I am using P.Raghunatha Rao book for modern AP history but some of the topics mentioned in the syllabus (like Brahma Samaj, Arya Samaj, Theosohica society – Adi-AndhraAdi- Andhra /Dalit and Justice/self – respect movements – Gurram Joshuva – Boyi Bheemanna – Sri Sri and others) are not covered in this book. Is there any other TM book for mentioned topics? please help me in this regard.

    • June 20, 2014 at 11:38 PM

      Hi Ravi,
      There is no single book covering details of socio religious movements in AP, self respect movement and about the poets as all of them are relavant in 20th century.You will get all details in single place only in a training institute material notes which you should buy in a bookshops surrounding those institutes.Detail references are available only in BA/MA history TM books.

  46. ajay
    July 14, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    hi sir
    i am in the first year of degree. i can give daily preparation about 2to3 hours.
    guide me sir to reach my target of group 1 as there is much time for me.suggest
    the areas where i need to focus and refer me the books required.

    • July 19, 2014 at 7:32 PM

      Hi Ajay,
      You are young and got time on your side to do preparation.Spend 2 to 3 hrs of quality time to educate youself about G -1 exam and the areas you need to improve after finishing atleast one reading of entire syllabus.See if you manage on you own or attend coaching during summer in Ashok nagar institutes like RC reddy to get the confidence for cracking exam.Please don’t neglect your current degree while doing this preparation.
      Read through link https://dilipvaka.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/group-i-prelims-syllabus/

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