This article will cover the following topics: TSPSC Group II Examination Syllabus, TSPSC Group II Examination Pattern, TSPSC Group II Posts Salary, TSPSC Group II Preparation Tips, TSPSC Group II Vacancies, TSPSC Group II Important Dates, TSPSC Group II Eligibility, Age Relaxations for TSPSC Group II, TSPSC Group II Selection Procedure.
Telangana State Pradesh Public Service Commission (TSPSC) is inviting online applications for written examination for the 439 posts of GROUP – II SERVICES in the State of Telangana. The posts along with Vacancies are mentioned below:
TSPSC Group II Posts and Vacancies
|Post Code No||Name of the Post/Service||No. of Vacancies|
|1||Municipal Commissioner Gr.III in (Municipal Administration Sub Service)||19|
|2||Assistant Commercial Tax Officer (Commercial Tax Sub-Service)||110|
|3||Sub-Registrar Gr.II (Registration Sub-Service)||23|
|4||Extension Officer (Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Sub Service)||67|
|5||Prohibition and Excise Sub Inspector (Excise Sub-Service)||220|
TSPSC Group II Posts and Salary
|Post Code No||Name of the Post/Service||Scale of Pay(Rs)|
|1||Municipal Commissioner Gr.III in (Municipal Administration Sub Service)||29,760 –|
|2||Assistant Commercial Tax Officer (Commercial Tax Sub-Service)||28,940 – 78,910|
|3||Sub-Registrar Gr.II (Registration Sub-Service)||28,940 – 78,910|
|4||Extension Officer (Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Sub Service)||29,760 – 80,930|
|5||Prohibition and Excise Sub Inspector (Excise Sub-Service)||26,600 – 77,030|
TSPSC Group II Important Dates
- Submission of ONLINE applications: 31/12/2015
- Last date for submission of ONLINE applications : 09/02/2016
- The OMR based of objective type Written Examination is likely to be held on 24th and 25th April 2016.
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TSPSC Group II Posts and Eligibility
|No||Name of the Post/Service||Educational Qualifications||Age as on 01/07/2015|
|1||Municipal Commissioner Gr.III in (Municipal Administration Sub Service)||A Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University in India established or incorporated by or under Central Act, Provincial Act, a State Act or an Institution recognized by the U.G.C. or an equivalent qualification.||18-44|
|2||Assistant Commercial Tax Officer (Commercial Tax Sub-Service)||18-44|
|3||Sub-Registrar Gr.II (Registration Sub-Service)||20-44|
|4||Extension Officer (Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Sub Service)||18-44|
|5||Prohibition and Excise Sub Inspector (Excise Sub-Service)||Along with a bachelor’s degree physical measurements are also required as stated below.||18-28|
Important Note: For post of Sub-Registrar Gr.II (Registration Sub-Service) preference shall be given to persons, who in addition of the above qualification, possess a Degree in Law of a University in India.
Physical Requirements for For post of Prohibition and Excise Sub Inspector
1. FOR MEN:
- Must not be less than 165 Cms. in height.
- Must not be less than 81 Cms. round the Chest on full expiration with a minimum expansion of 5 Cms; Provided that in the case of candidates belonging to STs.
- Where the required quota cannot be fully utilised for want of sufficient candidates possessing the requisite height, it may be relaxed by 5 Cms to 160 Cms
2. FOR WOMEN:
- Must not be less than 152.5 Cms. in height.
- Must not weigh less than 45.5 Kgs.
Visual Standards for Prohibition and Excise Sub Inspector.
All candidates, including Women for Direct Recruitment must be certified by an Opthalmic Surgeon (of the rank of Civil Surgeon in Govt., Service) to possess the following Visual Standards.
- Right Eye
- Near Vision 0.5 (Snellen)
- Distant 6/6.
- Left Eye
- Near Vision 0.5 (Snellen)
- Distant 6/6.
- Each eye must have a full field of vision.
- Colour blindness, squint or any morbid condition of the eyes or lids of either eye, knock knees, pigeon chest, flat foot, varicose veins, hammer-toes, fractured limbs or decayed teeth shall be deemed to be disqualification.
Age Relaxations for TSPSC Group II
|Sr.No.||Category of candidates||Relaxation of age permissible|
|1||Retrenched temporary employees in the State Census Department with a minimum service of 6 months.||3 Years|
|2||Telangana State Government Employees (Employees of TSRTC, Corporations, Municipalities etc., are not eligible).||5 Years based on the length of regular service.|
|3||Ex-Service men||3 years & length of service rendered in the armed forces.|
|4||N.C.C.(who have worked as Instructor in N.C.C.)||3 Years & length of service rendered in the N.C.C.|
|5||SC/ST and BCs||5 Years|
|6||Physically Handicapped persons||10 Years|
Note: No person shall be eligible if he/she has crossed 58 years of age (Superannuation age)
TSPSC Group II Selection Procedure
The selection will be done in two stages
- OMR Based Examination (Objective Type) and
- Oral Test in the shape of Interview (only for those qualified as per Rules).
THE FINAL SELECTION WILL BE BASED ON THE OMR EXAMINATION AND INTERVIEW MARKS PUT TOGETHER.
TSPSC Group II Examination Pattern
|PAPER||SUBJECT||QUESTIONS (MCQ)||DURATION (HOURS )||Max Marks|
|PART – A WRITTEN Offline EXAMINATION (Objective Type)|
|Paper I||GENERAL STUDIES & 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|
|Paper-IV||TELANGANA MOVEMENT AND STATE FORMATION.||150 (3×50)||2 ½||150|
|PART – B INTERVIEW||75|
TSPSC Group II Examination 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. (10th Class Standard)
PAPER-II: HISTORY, POLITY AND SOCIETY
I. 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 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.
- 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.
- 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 labour, Girl child , Flourosis, 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
I. 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; UnemploymentDefinition, 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 sector.
III. 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
PAPER-IV TELANGANA MOVEMENT AND STATE FORMATION
I. 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 etc.
- 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.
- 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 – AntiLandlord 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, 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.
- 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-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)
- 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 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
- 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.
TSPSC Group II Preparation Tips
- The syllabus is HUGE but you have 4 months to prepare.
- Start by reviewing the entire syllabus mentioned above and digesting it.
- For paper I, read 1 local and 1 national newspaper daily. Also give daily current affairs quiz here.
- Make notes of the data and information given in the newspapers.
- For the other three papers, divide your preparation time among them.
- While going through the syllabus the other three papers: HISTORY, POLITY AND SOCIETY, ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT and TELANGANA MOVEMENT AND STATE FORMATION, see which topics interest you the most.
- Based on the above topics, decide which papers will be your strength and weakness.
- Gather books, online material for the subjects before you start your preparation.
- Read the material religiously for 4 hours daily (Excluding the time for reading newspapers.)
- Increase your reading speed. – Click here for speed reading tips and techniques.
- Give full length and sectional mock tests to understand paper pattern, time allocation and identify further chinks in your armor.
- After giving Mock Tests, analyse your attempts and focus on questions and topics with 90- 100% accuracy
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