TSPSC Group 2 Syllabus, Examination Pattern, And General Preparation Tips

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The Telangana Public Service commission (TSPSC) is a state level selection commision ( A State level counterpart of UPSC) which is created by the Indian Government to select the desired applicants for various State Level Jobs in the civil services sector.

TSPSC is the youngest of all the State level Service commissions in India. It was created after the new state of Telangana was carved out from Andhra pradesh. As the state is new, a lot of development work needs to be done. For this reason TSPSC is in full swing to recruit some new talent and fill the vacancies in all its departments with the most deserving candidates.

Before the state Bifurcation into AP and Telangana, the APSC released the notifications for various posts in 2011.After that there has been no recruitment. It means there is a great need by the newly made State Govt. to recruit new talent and carry out the development of the state.

In this sequence, Telangana State Pradesh Public Service Commission (TSPSC) has invited online applications for written examination for the 439 posts of GROUP – II SERVICES in the State of Telangana. We are sure you have applied for it. Today We will discuss with you about the What And How to prepare for that exam.

Now , Before starting the preparation, let us now the selection procedure and pattern of the TSPSC Group II examination.

Click here to see Official Notification 

TSPSC Group II Selection Procedure 

The selection will be done in two stages

  1. OMR Based Examination (Objective Type) and
  2. Oral Test in the shape of Interview (only for those qualified as per Rules).

Here in this article, we will discuss about the written examination only. The interview part , we will take in next article.

TSPSC Group II Written Examination Pattern


  1. Socio-Cultural History of India and Telangana.
  2. Overview of the Indian Constitution and Politics.
  3. Social Structure, Issues and Public Policies.
150 (3×50) 2 ½ 150

  1. Indian Economy: Issues and Challenges.
  2. Economy and Development of Telangana.
  3. Issues of Development and Change.
150 (3×50) 2 ½ 150

  1. The Idea of Telangana (1948- 1970)
  2. Mobilisational Phase (1971 – 1990)
  3. Towards Formation of Telangana State (1991-2014)
150 (3×50) 2 ½ 150
Total marks 600

TSPSC Group II Written Examination Syllabus And Preparation Tips:



  1. Current Affairs – Regional, National & International.
  2. International Relations and Events.
  3. General Science; India’s Achievements in Science and Technology
  4. Environmental Issues; Disaster Management- Prevention and Mitigation Strategies.
  5. World Geography, Indian Geography and Geography of Telangana State.
  6. History and Cultural Heritage of India.
  7. Society, Culture, Heritage, Arts and Literature of Telangana.
  8. Policies of Telangana State.
  9. Social Exclusion, Rights Issues and Inclusive Policies.
  10.  Logical Reasoning; Analytical Ability and Data Interpretation.
  11. Basic English. (10th Class Standard)

Preparation Tips:

  1. This section will not require any extra preparation, if you have been preparing for other competitive examinations.
  2. Read 1 local and 1 national newspaper daily.
  3. Also give daily current affairs quiz here.
  4. Make notes of the data and information given in the newspapers.
  5. Increase your reading speed. – Click here for speed reading tips and techniques.
  6. Give full length and sectional mock tests to understand paper pattern, time allocation and identify further chinks in your armor.
  7. After giving Mock Tests, analyse your attempts and focus on questions and topics with 90- 100% accuracy



I. Socio-Cultural History of India and Telangana.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 14 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.

  1. Evolution of Indian Constitution – Nature and salient features – Preamble.
  2.  Fundamental Rights – Directive Principles of State Policy – Fundamental Duties.
  3.  Distinctive Features of Indian Federalism – Distribution of Legislative and Administrative Powers between Union and States.
  4. Union and State Governments – President – Prime Minister and Council of Ministers; Governor, Chief Minister and Council of Ministers – Powers and Functions.
  5. Rural and Urban Governance with special reference to the 73rd and 74th Amendments.
  6. Electoral System: Free and fair Elections, Malpractices; Election Commission; Electoral Reforms and Political Parties.
  7.  Judicial System in India – Judicial Activism.
  8. a) Special Provisions for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, Women and Minorities.
  9. b) Welfare Mechanism for Enforcement – National Commission for Scheduled Castes, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes and National Commission for Backward Classes.
  10. 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.

Preparation Tips:

  1. The syllabus is HUGE but you have 4 months to prepare.
  2. Start by reviewing the entire syllabus mentioned above and digesting it.
  3. For paper I, read 1 local and 1 national newspaper daily.
  4. This paper will have three sections.
  5. All the three sections are equally important.
  6. Divide the preparation time as per your command over the three topics.
  7. For Socio-Cultural History of India and Telangana, you can read class Xth NCERT Book (For History Of India) and Class Xth SCERT Book (For History of Telangana).
  8. For Overview of the Indian constitution and Politics, You can read Class 9th and 10th NCERT Books.
  9. For Social structure, Issues and Public Policies, you can collect data from internet, just keep in mind the topics we have stated above.t.
  10. Based on the above topics, decide which papers will be your strength and weakness.
  11. Gather books, online material for the subjects before you start your preparation.



I. Indian Economy: Issues and Challenges.

  1. Growth and Development : Concepts of Growth and Development – Relationship between Growth and Development
  2. Measures of Economic Growth: National Income- Definition, Concepts and Methods of measuring National Income; Nominal and Real Income.
  3. Poverty and Unemployment : Concepts of Poverty – Income based Poverty and Non-Income based poverty ; Measurement of Poverty; UnemploymentDefinition, Types of Unemployment
  4. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. Land Reforms in Telangana : Abolition of Intermediaries: Zamindari, Jagirdari and Inamdari;Tenancy Reforms ;Land ceiling; Land alienation in Scheduled Areas
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

III. Issues of Development and Change.

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

Preparation Tips:

  1. The syllabus is HUGE but you have nearly 3 months to Prepare.
  2. Start by reviewing the entire syllabus mentioned above and digesting it.
  3. In This paper, you will be asked about Economy and Development ( In context to India and Telangana)
  4. Divide the preparation time as per your command over the two regions.
  5. For Economy and development of India, you can read class Xth NCERT Book
  6. For Economy and development of Telangana, you can read class  Xth SCERT Book
  7. Based on the above topics, decide which papers will be your strength and weakness.
  8. Focus more time on areas that you are weak in.
  9. Gather books, online material for the subjects before you start your preparation.
  10. Read the material religiously.


I. The idea of Telangana (1948-1970)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 etc.
  4. Violation of Employment and Service Rules: Origins of Telangana AgitationProtest in Kothagudem and other places, Fast unto Death by Ravindranath; 1969 Agitation for Separate Telangana. Role of Intellectuals, Students, Employees in Jai Telangana Movement.
  5. 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)

  1. 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
  2. Rise and Spread of Naxalite Movement, causes and consequences – AntiLandlord Struggles in Jagityala-Siricilla, North Telangana; Rytu-Cooli Sanghams; Alienation of Tribal Lands and Adivasi Resistance- Jal, Jungle, and Zamin.
  3. Rise of Regional Parties in 1980’s and Changes in the Political, SocioEconomic 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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)

  1. 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
  2. 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-AlliancesTelangana in Election Manifestos- The agitation against Hyderabad as Freezone – and Demand for separate Statehood- Fast-Unto-Death by K.Chandra Shekar Rao-Formation of Political Joint Action Committee (2009)
  3. 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.
  4. Cultural Revivalism in Telangana; other symbolic expressions in Telangana Movement- Literary forms- performing arts and other cultural expressionswriters, 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, NonCooperation Movement; Million March, etc
  5. 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.

Preparation Tips:

  1. This will be the most crucial paper.
  2. All the topics asked in this paper will be directly related to Telangana.
  3. So devote more time for this paper.
  4. Start by reviewing the entire syllabus mentioned above and digesting it.
  5. Gather books, online material, anything and everything that you can on Telangana.
  6. Make notes of the data and information given in the material.
  7. For the other three papers, divide your preparation time equally.
  8. Based on the above topics, decide which papers will be your strength and weakness.
  9. Read the material religiously.
  10. Last but not the least, practice as much as you can.


So friends, this is a brief overview of how you should prepare for the different papers. Now we will share with you some general tips that you should keep in your mind.

TSPSC Group II General Preparation Tips

  1. The syllabus is HUGE but keep calm as all the aspirants are on the same level.
  2. Don’t get nervous as it will hamper your performance.
  3. Start by reviewing the entire syllabus mentioned above and digesting it.
  4. Prepare for that part of the exam which is having more weightage and you are having better command over it.
  5. Make notes of the data and information you get from any source.
  6. Prepare a daily time table and stick to it.
  7. Read the material religiously for 4 hours daily.
  8. Increase your reading speed. – Click here for speed reading tips and techniques.
  9. Give full length and sectional mock tests to understand paper pattern, time allocation and identify further chinks in your armor.
  10. After giving Mock Tests, analyse your attempts and focus on questions and topics with 90- 100% accuracy.

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