TSPSC Scheme of Examination and Syllabus for Group II


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Below is the Pattern/Scheme of Examination for TSPSC Group II examination.

TPSC Group II Scheme of Examination.








Paper- I




2 ½








i.       Socio-Cultural History of India and Telangana.


ii.      Overview      of       the                       Indian Constitution and Politics.


iii.      Social Structure, Issues and Public Policies.





150 (3×50)






2 ½












i.       Indian Economy: Issues and Challenges.


ii.      Economy and Development of Telangana.


iii.    Issues of Development and Change.





150 (3×50)






2 ½












i.     The Idea of Telangana (1948- 1970)

ii.      Mobilisational Phase (1971 – 1990)

iii.      Towards Formation of Telangana State (1991-2014)





150 (3×50)






2 ½











TSPSC group II Syllabus


  • Current Affairs – Regional, National &
  • International Relations and
  • 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
  • History and Cultural Heritage of
  • Society, Culture, Heritage, Arts and Literature of
  • Policies of Telangana
  • Social Exclusion, Rights Issues and Inclusive
  • Logical Reasoning; Analytical Ability and Data
  • Basic English. (10th Class Standard)


1. Socio-Cultural History of India and Telangana

  • Salient features of Indus Valley Civilization: Society and Culture. -Early and Later Vedic Civilizations; Religious Movements in Sixth Century B.C. –Jainism and Buddhism. Socio, Cultural Contribution of Mauryas, Guptas, Pallavas, Chalukyas, Cholas Art and Architecture – Harsha and the Rajput Age.
  • The Advent of Islam and the Establishment of Delhi Sultanate-Socio, Cultural Conditions under the Sultanate –Sufi and Bhakti Movements. The Mughals: Social and Cultural Conditions; Language, Literature, Art and Architecture. Rise of Marathas and their contribution to Culture; Socio-Cultural conditions in the Deccan under the Bahamanis and Vijayanagara – Literature, Art and Architecture.
  • Advent of Europeans: Rise and Expansion of British Rule: Socio-Cultural Policies – Cornwallis, Wellesley, William Bentinck, Dalhousie and others. The Rise of Socio-Religious Reform Movements in the Nineteenth Century. Social Protest Movements in India –Jotiba and Savithribai Phule, Ayyankali, Narayana Guru, Periyar Ramaswamy Naicker, Gandhi, Ambedkar etc.
  • Socio-Cultural conditions in Ancient Telangana- Satavahanas, Ikshvakus, Vishnukundins, Mudigonda and Vemulawada Chalukyas. Religion, Language, Literature, Art and Architecture; Medieval Telangana – Contribution of Kakatiyas, Rachakonda and Devarakonda Velamas, Qutub Shahis; Socio – Cultural developments: Emergence of Composite Culture. Fairs, Festivals, Moharram, Ursu, Jataras etc.
  • Foundation of AsafJahi Dynasty- from Nizam –ul- Mulk to Mir Osaman Ali Khan – SalarJung   Reforms    Social    system    and    Social    conditions-Jagirdars, Zamindars, Deshmuks, and Doras- Vetti and Bhagela system and position of Women. Rise of Socio-Cultural Movements in Telangana: Arya Samaj, Andhra Maha Sabha, Andhra Mahila Sabha, Adi-Hindu Movements, Literary and Library Movements. Tribal and Peasant Revolts: Ramji Gond, Kumaram Bheemu, and Telangana Peasant Armed Struggle – Police Action and the End of Nizam Rule.

II.   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 Amendments.
  • Electoral System: Free and fair Elections, Malpractices; Election Commission; Electoral Reforms and Political Parties.
  • Judicial System in India – Judicial Activism.
  • a) 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.

III. Social Structure, Issues and Public Policies.1. Indian Social Structure: Salient Features of Indian society: Caste, Family, Marriage, Kinship, Religion, Tribe, Women, Middle class – Socio-cultural Features of Telangana Society.2. Social Issues: Inequality and Exclusion: Casteism, Communalism, Regionalism, Violence against Women, Child Labour, Human trafficking, Disability and Aged.3. Social Movements: Peasant’s Movements, Tribal movements, Backward Class Movements, Dalit Movements, Environmental Movements, Women’s Movements, Regional Autonomy Movements, Human Rights Movements.4. Telangana Specific Social Issues: Vetti, Jogini, Devadasi System, Child labour, Girl child , Flourosis, Migration, Farmer’s and Weaver’s Distress.5. 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.


1. 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 Income; Nominal 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.

II.  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, Girglani Committees)) and Under Development.
  • Land Reforms in Telangana : Abolition of Intermediaries: Zamindari, Jagirdari and Inamdari;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 Dry land 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

III. Issues of Development and Change.

  • Development Dynamics: Regional Inequalities in India – Social Inequalities – Caste, Ethnicity (tribe), Gender and Religion; Migration, urbanization.
  • 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.

TPSC Scheme of Examination Syllabus


1. The idea of Telangana (1948-1970)

  • Historical Background: Telangana as a distinctive cultural unit in Hyderabad Princely State, its geographical, cultural, socio, political and economic features- people of Telangana- castes, tribes, religion, arts, crafts, languages, dialects, fairs, festivals and important places in Telangana. Administration in Hyderabad Princely State and Administrative Reforms of Salar Jung and Origins of the issue of Mulkis-Non-Mulkis; Employment and Civil Services Rules under Mir Osman Ali Khan, VII Nizam’s Farman of 1919 and Definition  of Mulki – Establishment of Nizam’s Subjects League known as the Mulki League 1935 and its Significance; Merger of Hyderabad State into Indian  Union in 1948- Employment policies under Military Rule and Vellodi,1948-52; Violation of Mulki-Rules and Its implications.
  • Hyderabad State in Independent India- Formation of Popular Ministry under Burgula Ramakrishna Rao and 1952 Mulki-Agitation; Demand for Employment of Local people and City College Incident- Its importance. Justice Jagan Mohan Reddy Committee Report, 1953 – Initial debates and demand for Telangana State-Reasons for the Formation of States Reorganization Commission (SRC) under Fazal Ali in 1953-Main Provisions and Recommendations of SRC-Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s views on SRC and smaller states.
  • Formation of Andhra Pradesh, 1956: Gentlemen’s Agreement – its Provisions and Recommendations; Telangana Regional Committee, Composition, Functions and performance-Violation of Safeguards-Migration from Coastal Andhra Region and its Consequences-Post-1970 development Scenario in Telangana-Agriculture, Irrigation, Power, Education, Employment, Medical and Health.
  • Violation of Employment and Service Rules: Origins of Telangana Agitation- Protest in Kothagudem and other places, Fast unto Death by Ravindranath; 1969 Agitation for Separate Telangana. Role of Intellectuals, Students, Employees in Jai Telangana movement.
  • Formation of Telangana Praja Samithi and Course of Movement – the Spread of Telangana Movement- Major Events, Leaders and Personalities- All Party Accord – Go 36 – Suppression of Telangana Movement and its Consequences-The Eight Point and Five-Point Formulas-Implications.

II. Mobilisational phase  (1971 -1990)

  • Court Judgements on Mulki Rules- Jai Andhra Movement and its Consequences- Six Point Formula 1973, and its Provisions; Article 371-D, Presidential Order, 1975-Officers (Jayabharat Reddy) Committee Report- G.O. 610 (1985); its Provisions and Violation- Reaction and Representations of Telangana Employees.
  • Rise and Spread of Naxalite Movement, causes and consequences – Anti- Landlord Struggles in Jagityala-Siricilla, North Telangana; Rytu-Cooli Sanghams; Alienation of Tribal Lands and Adivasi Resistance- Jal, Jungle, and Zamin.
  • Rise of Regional Parties in 1980’s and Changes in the Political, Socio- Economic and Cultural fabric of Telangana- Notion of Telugu Jathi and suppression of Telangana identity- Expansion of new economy in Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana; Real Estate, Contracts, Finance Companies; Film, Media and Entertainment Industry; Corporate Education and Hospitals etc; Dominant Culture and its implications for Telangana self respect, Dialect, Language and Culture.
  • Liberalization and Privatisation policies in 1990’s and their consequences – Emergence of regional disparities and imbalances in political power, administration, education, employment- Agrarian crisis and decline of Handicrafts in Telangana and its impact on Telangana Society and Economy.
  • Quest for Telangana identity-intellectual discussions and debates- political and ideological efforts – Growth of popular unrest against regional disparities, discrimination and under development of Telangana.

III.  Towards Formation of Telangana State (1991-2014)

  • Public awakening and Intellectual reaction against discrimination -formation of Civil society organisation, Articulation of separate Telangana Identity; Initial organisation raised the issues of separate Telangana; Telangana Information Trust-Telangana Aikya Vedika, Bhuvanagiri Sabha- Telangana Jana Sabha, Telangana Maha Sabha- Warangal Declaration- Telangana Vidyarthula Vedika etc.,Efforts of Telangana Congress & BJP in highlighting the issue.
  • Establishment of Telangana Rashtra Samithi in 2001, Political Realignment and Electoral Alliances in 2004 and later Phase of Telangana Movement – TRS in UPA- Girgliani Committee-Telangana Employees Joint Action Committee- Pranab Mukherjee Committee- 2009-Elections-Alliances- Telangana in Election Manifestos- The agitation against Hyderabad as Free- zone – and Demand for separate Statehood- Fast-Unto-Death by K.Chandra Shekar Rao-Formation of Political Joint Action Committee (2009).
  • Role of Political Parties-TRS, Congress, B.J.P., Left parties, T.D.P., M.I.M and other political parties such as Telangana Praja Front, Telangana United Front etc., Dalit-Bahujan Sanghams and Grass roots Movement organisations – Other Joint Action Committees and popular protests- Suicides for the cause of Telangana.
  • Cultural Revivalism in Telangana; other symbolic expressions in Telangana Movement- Literary forms- performing arts and other cultural expressions- writers, poets, singers, intellectuals, Artists, Journalists, Students, Employees, Advocates, Doctors, NRIs, women, Civil society groups, organised and unorganised sectors, castes, communities and other social groups in transforming the agitation into a mass movement- -Intensification of Movement, Forms of Protest and Major events: Sakalajanula Samme, Non- Cooperation Movement; Million March, etc.
  • Parliamentary Process; UPA Government’s stand on Telangana- All-Party Meeting- Anthony Committee- Statements on Telangana by Central Home Minister – Sri Krishna Committee Report and its Recommendations, AP Assembly and Parliamentary proceedings on Telangana, Declaration of Telangana State in Parliament, Andhra Pradesh State Reorganization Act, 2014- Elections and victory of Telangana Rashtra Samithi and the first Government of Telangana State.

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