Group 2 services exam under Andhra Pradesh public service commission will be for 3 papers, I, II and III. Each paper will be for 150 marks.
Paper I consists of General science in which general school standard science questions from Physics, chemistry will be asked.
There will be Current affairs (National and International) section in which questions will be from both national and International political and economical events. Stress will be on those subjects which had a significant impact on either the policies or economy of a country.
Next section will be Geography and History of India under which questions will be asked from physical, socio and economic geography of the World with due importance to India. Stress will be given on subjects like Indian Agricultural development, natural resources, Lakes etc. In the History section, significant importance will be given for the Indian national movement, 19th century resurgence and fight towards Independent India.
The last section in Paper I will be Mental ability under which questions related to reasoning, Analytical skills, Blood relations, number series etc will be asked.
Paper II will be significantly concentrated to Andhra Pradesh and India. It has two sections, the first being Social and Cultural history of Andhra Pradesh and the second being General overview of the Indian constitution.
The questions in the first section will be from sub sections like Sathavahana dynasty, Buddhism and Jainism, Growth and Importance of Telugu language and literature, British rule, 1857 revolt, Hyderabad history, Self respect movement, Anti zamindar Kisan movements, Telangana movement and its impact, Nizam period, Formation of Andhra Pradesh state and other Important events after its formation in 1956.
The second section will have questions from sub sections like Preamble, fundamental duties, Indian constitution, Distribution of legislative powers between centre and States, Panchayat Raj system, Important amendments made, Welfare mechanism in India, Reservations for backward classes, SC/ST atrocities act, Roles of Women – Minority – Human rights commissions etc.
Paper III will significantly be concentrated at the economical situation of India and Andhra Pradesh. Question will be asked from sub sections like GDP of India and AP, main sectors of Economy, Five year plans of India and AP, Drain theory and Laissez faire policy, Planning commission role and importance, Achievements, HDI, population control strategies, Structure and land holdings in Andhra Pradesh, service sector of AP among other.
Note: Earlier, the executive posts under Group 2 used to have Interviews but recently it was changed. Now, all posts under Group 2, Executive and Non-executive are selected just on the basis of a single stage written test. There are groups who are pushing for interviews, atleast for executive posts, so this might again be rolled back in the future.