Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) GROUP – II SERVICES SCHEME AND SYLLABUS 




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


I. Socio-Cultural History of India and Telangana.

Salient features of Indus Valley Civilization: Society and Culture. -Early and Later
Vedic Culture; Religious Movements in Sixth Century B.C. Jainism and Buddhism.
Socio, Cultural and Economic Contribution during Mauryas, Guptas, Pallavas,
Chalukyas and Cholas Administrative System. Art and Architecture - Harsha and
the Rajput Age.

The Establishment of Delhi Sultanate-Socio-Economic, Cultural Conditions and
Administrative System under the Sultanate Sufi and Bhakti Movements. The Mughals:
Socio-Economic and Cultural Conditions; Language, Literature, Art and Architecture. Rise
of Marathas and their contribution to Culture; Socio-Economic, Cultural conditions in the
Deccan under the Bahamani’s and Vijayanagara - Literature, Art and Architecture.

Advent of Europeans: Rise and Expansion of British Rule: Socio-Economic and
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. Indian Freedom Movement 1885-

Socio-Economic and 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 Economic
and Cultural developments: Emergence of Composite Culture. Fairs, Festivals,
Moharram, Urs, Jataras etc

5. Foundation of AsafJahi Dynasty- from Nizam –ul- Mulk to Mir Osaman Ali Khan -
SalarJung Reforms; Social and Economic 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.
1. Evolution of the Indian Constitution – Nature and salient features – Preamble.
2. Fundamental Rights – Directive Principles of the State Policy – Fundamental Duties.
3. Distinctive Features of the Indian Federalism – Distribution of Legislative, Financial and
Administrative Powers between the Union and States.
4. Union and State Government – President – Prime Minister and Council of Ministers;
Governor, Chief Minister and Council of Ministers – Powers and Functions.
5. Indian Constitution; Amendment Procedures and Amendment Acts.
6. Rural and Urban Governance with special reference to the 73rd and 74th Amendment
7. Electoral Mechanism: Electoral Laws, Election Commission, Political Parties, Antidefection Law and Electoral Reforms.
8. Judicial System in India Judicial Review; Judicial Activism; Supreme Court and
High Courts.

a) Special Constitutional Provisions for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes,
Backward Classes, Women, Minorities and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).

b) National Commissions for the Enforcement National Commission for Scheduled
Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, Women, Minorities and Human Rights.

National Integration issues and challenges: Insurgency; Internal Security; Inter-State

III. Social Structure, Issues and Public Policies.

Indian Social Structure:
Salient Features of Indian society: Family, Marriage, Kinship, Caste, Tribe, Ethnicity,
Religion and Women.

Social Issues:
Inequality and Exclusion: Casteism, Communalism, Regionalism, Violence against
Women, Child Labour, Human trafficking, Disability, Aged and Third / Trans-Gender

Social Movements:
Peasant Movement, Tribal movement, Backward Classes Movement, Dalit
Movement, Environmental Movement, Women’s Movement, Regional Autonomy
Movement, Human Rights / Civil Rights Movement.

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.

Society in Telangana:
Socio- Cultural Features and Issues in Telangana; Vetti, Jogini, Devadasi System, Child
Labour, Girl Child, Flourosis, Migration, Farmer’s; Artisanal and Service Communities in


I. Indian Economy: Issues and Challenges

Demography: Demographic Features of Indian Population Size and Growth Rate
of Population Demographic Dividend Sectoral Distribution of Population
Population Policies of India

National Income: Concepts & Components of National Income Measurement
Methods National Income Estimates in India and its Trends Sectoral Contribution
Per Capita Income

Primary and Secondary Sectors: Agriculture and Allied Sectors Contribution to
National Income Cropping Pattern Agricultural Production and Productivity Green
Revelation Irrigation Agricultural Finance and Marketing Agricultural Pricing
Agricultural Subsidies and Food Security Agricultural Labour Growth and
Performance of Allied Sectors

Industry and Services Sectors: Growth and Structure of Industry in India Contribution
to National Income Industrial Policies Large Scale Industries MSMEs Industrial
Finance Contribution of Services Sector to National Income Importance of Services
Sector Sub Sectors of Services Economic Infrastructure India’s Foreign Trade

Planning, NITI Aayog and Public Finance: Objectives of India’s Five Year Plans
Targets, Achievements and Failures of Five Year Plans NITI Aayog Budget in India
Concepts of Budget Deficits FRBM Recent Union Budgets Public Revenue,
Public Expenditure and Public Debt Finance Commissions

II. Economy and Development of Telangana

Structure and Growth of Telangana Economy: Telangana Economy in Undivided
Andhra Pradesh (1956-2014) State Finances ( Dhar Commission, Wanchu
Committee, Lalit Committee, Bhargava Committee) Land Reforms - Growth and
Development of Telangana Economy Since 2014 Sectoral Contribution to State Income
Per Capita Income

Demography and HRD: Size and Growth Rate of Population Demographic Features
of Telangana Economy Age Structure of Population Demographic Dividend.

Agriculture and Allied Sectors: Importance of Agriculture Trends in Growth Rate
of Agriculture Contribution of Agriculture and Allied Sectors to GSDP/GSVA Land
Use and Land Holdings Pattern Cropping Pattern Irrigation Growth and
Development of Allied Sectors Agricultural Policies and Programmes
4. Industry and Service Sectors: Structure and Growth of Industry Contribution of
Industry to GSDP/GSVA MSME Industrial Policies Components, Structure and
Growth of Services Sector Its Contribution to GSDP/GSVA Social and Economic

State Finances, Budget and Welfare Policies: State Revenue, Expenditure and
Debt State Budgets Welfare Policies of the State

Issues of Development and Change
Growth and Development: Concepts of Growth and Development Characteristics
of Development and Underdevelopment Measurement of Economic Growth and
Development Human Development Human Development Indices Human
Development Reports

Social Development: Social Infrastructure Health and Education Social Sector
Social Inequalities Caste Gender Religion Social Transformation Social

Poverty and Unemployment: Concepts of Poverty Measurement of Poverty

Income Inequalities - Concepts of Unemployment Poverty, Unemployment and
Welfare Programmes

Regional Inequalities: Urbanization Migration Land Acquisition Resettlement
and Rehabilitation

Environment and Sustainable Development: Concepts of Environment
Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development Types of Pollution
Pollution Control Effects of Environment Environmental Policies of India


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 Mulki-Non-Mulki issue. 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 Agreement - its Provisions and
Recommendations; Telangana Regional Committee, Composition and Functions &
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 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

5. Formation of Telangana Praja Samithi and Course of Movement and its Major Events,
Leaders and Personalities- All Party Accord G.O. 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, Rytu-Cooli Sanghams; Alienation of Tribal Lands and Adivasi
Resistance- Jal, Jungle, and Jamin.

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 Growth of Madiga Dandora and Tudum Debba movements Agrarian
crisis and decline of Handicrafts in Telangana and its impact on Telangana Society and

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
organisations, Articulation of separate Telangana Identity; Initial organisations raised the
issues of separate Telangana; Telangana Information Trust - Telangana Aikya Vedika,
Bhuvanagiri Sabha - Telangana Jana Sabha, Telangana Maha Sabha - Warangal
Decleration - Telangana Vidyavanthula Vedika; etc. Role of university and college students
- Osmania and Kakatiya Universities
2. Establishment of Telangana Rashtra Samithi in 2001, Political Realignment and Electoral
Alliances in 2004 and later Phase of Telangana Movement – TRS in UPA- Girglani
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.Chandrashekar 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 root organisations - Other Joint Action Committees and popular
protests- Suicides for the cause of Telangana.
4. Cultural Revivalism in Telangana and 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
and 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.,
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