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Course Information

Eligibility

Qualification: Aspirants going to apply for the group 3 Grade posts need to have the minimum qualification of intermediate or degree in their respective fields.

Age Limit: Aspirants age limits should be in between 18 years to 36 years. Candidates with age less than 18 age are not eligible. Age relaxation is applicable as per the government norms.

Pattern

WRITTEN EXAMINATION (Objective Type)

Paper

Subject

Questions (Multiple Choice)

Duration (Hours)

Maximum Marks

Paper- I

GENERAL STUDIES AND GENERAL ABILITIES

150

2 ½

150

Paper- II

HISTORY, POLITY AND SOCIETY

150 (3×50)

2 ½

150

Paper- III

ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT

150 (3×50)

2 ½

150

Total Marks

450 Marks

List Of Services
  • Senior Accountant (Govt. Life Insurance Sub-Service)
  • Auditor (Pay & Accounts Sub-Service)
  • Senior Accountant (Treasuries & Accounts Sub-Service)
  • Senior Auditor (Local Fund & Audit Sub-Service)
  • Assistant Section Officer (Secretariat Sub-Service)
  • Assistant Section Officer (Legislature Sub-Service)
  • Assistant Section Officer (Finance Department, Secretariat Sub-Service)
  • Assistant Section Officer (Law Dept., Secretariat Sub-Service)
  • Assistant Auditor (Pay & Accounts Sub-Service)
  • Typist-cum-Assistant (Secretariat Sub-Service)
  • Typist-cum-Assistant (Legislature Sub-Service)
  • Typist-cum-Assistant (Finance Department, Secretariat Sub-Service)
  • Typist-cum-Assistant (Law Dept, Secretariat Sub-Service)
  • Assistant-cum-Typist (Heads of Departments, Ministerial Service)
  • Junior Assistants (Heads of Departments, Ministerial Service)
  • Junior Accountant (Directorate, Treasuries & Accounts Sub-Service)
  • Junior Accountant (Govt. Life Insurance Sub-Service)
Syllabus

 TSPSC GROUP-III SYLLABUS :

 PAPER-I: GENERAL STUDIES AND GENERAL ABILITIES

  • Current Affairs – Regional, National & International.
  • International Relations and Events.
  • General Science; India’s Achievements in Science and Technology.
  • Environmental Issues; Disaster Management- Prevention and Mitigation Strategies.
  • World Geography, Indian Geography and Geography of Telangana State.
  • History and Cultural Heritage of India.
  • Society, Culture, Heritage, Arts and Literature of Telangana.
  • Policies of Telangana State.
  • Social Exclusion, Rights Issues and Inclusive Policies.
  • Logical Reasoning; Analytical Ability and Data Interpretation.
  • Basic English. (8th Class Standard)

PAPER-II: HISTORY, POLITY AND SOCIETY

Socio-Cultural History of Telangana and Formation of Telangana State.

  • Satavahanas, Ikshvakus, Vishnukundins, Mudigond and Vemulawada Chalukyas and their contribution to culture; Social System; Religious conditions; Buddhism and Jainism in Ancient Telangana; Growth of Language and Literature, Art and Architecture.
  • The establishment of Kakatiya kingdom and their contribution to socio-cultural development. The growth of Telugu Language and Literature under the Kakatiyas – Art, Architecture, and Fine Arts. Rachakonda and Deverakonda Velamas, Social and Religious Conditions; Growth of Telugu Language and Literature, Popular protest against Kakatiyas: Sammakka – Sarakka Revolt; Socio- a Cultural contribution of Qutubshahis – Growth of Language, Literature, Art, Architecture, Festivals, Dance, and Music. The emergence of Composite Culture.
  • Asaf Jahi Dynasty; Nizam-British Relations: Salarjung Reforms and its impact; Socio-Cultural- Religious Conditions under the Nizams: Educational Reforms, Establishment of Osmania University and Higher Education; Growth of Employment and the Rise of Middle Classes.
  • Socio-cultural and Political Awakening in Telangana: Role of Arya Samaj-Andhra Mahasabha; Andhra Saraswatha Parishat, Literary and Library movements, Adi- Hindu movement, Andhra Mahila Sabha and the growth of Women’s movement; Tribal Revolts, Ramji Gond, and Kumaram Bheemu, -The Telangana Peasant Armed Struggle; Causes and Consequences.
  • Integration of Hyderabad State into the Indian Union and formation of Andhra Pradesh. Gentlemen Agreement; Mulki Movement 1952-56; Violation of Safeguards – Regional imbalances – Assertion of Telangana identity; Agitation for Separate Telangana State 1969-70 – Growth of popular protest against discrimination and movements towards the formation of Telangana State 1971-2014.

Overview of the Indian Constitution and Politics.

  • Evolution of Indian Constitution – Nature and Salient Features – Preamble.
  • Fundamental Rights – Directive Principles of State Policy – Fundamental Duties.
  • Distinctive Features of Indian Federalism – Distribution of Legislative and Administrative Powers between Union and States.
  • Union and State Governments – President – Prime Minister and Council of Ministers; Governor, Chief Minister and Council of Ministers – Powers and Functions.
  • Rural and Urban Governance with special reference to the 73rd and 74th
  • Electoral System: Free and Fair Elections, Malpractices; Election Commission; Electoral Reforms and Political Parties.
  • Judicial System in India – Judicial Activism.
  • Special Provisions for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, Women and Minorities b) Welfare Mechanism for Enforcement – National Commission for Scheduled Castes, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes and National Commission for Backward Classes.
  • Indian Constitution: New Challenges.

Social Structure, Issues and Public Policies.

  • Indian Social Structure: Salient Features of Indian society: Caste, Family, Marriage, Kinship, Religion, Tribe, Women, Middle class – Socio-Cultural Features of Telangana Society.
  • Social Issues: Inequality and Exclusion: Casteism, Communalism, Regionalism, Violence against Women, Child Labour, Human Trafficking, Disability, and Aged.
  • Social Movements: Peasant’s Movements, Tribal Movements, Backward Class Movements, Dalit Movements, Environmental Movements, Women’s Movements, Regional Autonomy Movements, Human Rights Movements.
  • Telangana Specific Social Issues: Vetti, Jogini, Devadasi System, Child labor, Girl Child, Fluorosis, Migration, Farmer’s and Weaver’s Distress.
  • Social Policies and Welfare Programmes: Affirmative Policies for SCs, STs, OBC, Women, Minorities, Labour, Disabled and Children; Welfare Programmes: Employment, Poverty Alleviation Programmes; Rural and Urban, Women and Child Welfare, Tribal Welfare.

PAPER-III: ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT

Indian Economy: Issues and Challenges.

  • Growth and Development: Concepts of Growth and Development –Relationship between Growth and Development
  • Measures of Economic Growth: National Income- Definition, Concepts and Methods of measuring National IncomeNominal and Real Income.
  • Poverty and Unemployment: Concepts of Poverty – Income based Poverty and Non-Income based poverty; Measurement of Poverty; Unemployment- Definition, Types of Unemployment
  • Planning in Indian Economy: Objectives, Priorities, Strategies, and Achievements of Five-year Plans – 12th FYP; Inclusive Growth – NITI Aayog

Economy and Development of Telangana.

  • Telangana Economy in undivided Andhra.Pradesh (1956-2014)- Deprivations (Water (Bachavat Committee), Finances (Lalit, Bhargava, Wanchu Committees) and Employment( Jai Bharat Committee, Georgian Committee) and Under Development.
  • Land Reforms in Telangana: Abolition of Intermediaries: Zamindari, Jagirdari, and Inamdar; Tenancy Reforms; Land ceiling; Land alienation in Scheduled Areas
  • Agriculture and Allied Sectors: Share of Agriculture and Allied sectors in GSDP; Distribution of land holdings; Dependence on Agriculture; Irrigation- Sources of Irrigation; Problems of Dryland Agriculture; Agricultural credit.
  • Industry and Service Sectors: Industrial Development; Structure and Growth of Industry sector-Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Sector; Industrial Infrastructure; Industrial Policy of Telangana; Structure and Growth of Service sector.

Issues of Development and Change.

  • Development Dynamics: Regional Inequalities in India – Social Inequalities – Caste, Ethnicity (tribe), Gender and Religion; Migration; Urbanisation.
  • Development and Displacement: Land Acquisition Policy; Resettlement and Rehabilitation.
  • Economic Reforms: Growth, Poverty, and Inequalities – Social Development (education and health); Social Transformation; Social Security.
  • Sustainable Development: Concept and Measurement; Sustainable Development Goals.
Schedule Of Examination

Online Application and Date of examination will be updated on www.tspsc.gov.in

Question Papers
Question Paper Pattern Year Link
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