(Syllabus) Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC)
Group – III Services Exam
SCHEME OF EXAMINATION
||QUESTIONS (MULTIPLE CHOICE)
|PART – A WRITTEN EXAMINATION (Objective Type)
||GENERAL STUDIES AND GENERAL ABILITIES
||HISTORY, POLITY AND SOCIETY
i. Socio-Cultural History
of Telangana and Formation of Telangana State
ii. Overview of the Indian Constitution and Politics
iii. Social Structure, Issues and Public Policies
||ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT
i. Indian Economy: Issues and
ii. Economy and Development of Telangana
iii. Issues of Development and Change
:: Detailed Syllabus ::
PAPER-I: GENERAL STUDIES AND GENERAL ABILITIES
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
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. (8th Class Standard)
PAPER-II: HISTORY, POLITY AND SOCIETY
I. Socio-Cultural History of India and Telangana.
1. 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
2. The establishment of Kakatiya kingdom and their contribution to
socio-cultural development. 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; SocioCultural
contribution of Qutubshahis - Growth of Language, Literature, Art, Architecture,
Festivals, Dance, and Music. Emergence of Composite Culture.
3. AsafJahi Dynasty; Nizam-British Relations: Salarjung Reforms and its impact;
Socio - CulturalReligious Conditions under the Nizams: Educational Reforms,
Establishment of Osmania University and Higher Education; Growth of Employment
and the Rise of Middle Classes.
4. 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.
5. Integration of Hyderabad State into 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.
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
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
5. Rural and Urban Governance with special reference to the 73rd and 74th
6. Electoral System: Free and Fair Elections, Malpractices; Election Commission;
Electoral Reforms and Political Parties.
7. 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
9. 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
3. Social Movements: Peasant’s Movements, Tribal Movements, Backward
Class Movements, Dalit Movements, Environmental Movements, Women’s Movements,
Regional Autonomy Movements, Human Rights
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.
PAPER-III: ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT
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; Unemployment- Definition,
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 Committee, Girgilan Committee) 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 sectorMicro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Sector; Industrial
Infrastructure; Industrial Policy of Telangana; Structure and Growth of Service
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
3. Economic Reforms: Growth, Poverty and Inequalities – Social Development
(education and health); Social Transformation; Social Security.
4. Sustainable Development: Concept and Measurement; Sustainable Development