Books and Resources for APPSC Group III (Group 3) Panchayat Secretary (Grade-IV)

The following books and resources are useful for APPSC Group III (Group 3) Panchayat Secretary (Grade-IV) Examination. These are updated to reflect the latest changes as per the Notification No. 13/2018, dated 21-12-2018. However, It is advisable to refer to the Comprehensive Books and Resources page to take complete advantage.

General Studies and Mental Ability (Mains Paper-I / Screening Test Part-A)

  1. Events of national and international importance. – NCERT Books
  2. Current affairs- international, national and regional.
    • Eenadu Newspaper (This paper is more important than the Hindu because more focus should be on Andhra Pradesh)
    • ETV News @ 9 PM
    • AP Magazine
    • Socio-Economic Survey of AP (Latest)
    • Budget of AP (Latest)
    • The Hindu Newspaper
    • Economic Survey of India (Latest)
    • Budget of India (Latest)
  3. General Science and it applications to the day to day life. Contemporary developments in Science & Technology and information Technology.
    • NCERT Class VI to X – General Science Books
    • Current Affairs related to Science & Technology
  4. Social-economic and political history of modern India with emphasis on Andhra Pradesh.
    • Modern India – Grover & Grover (S.Chand Publications)
    • History of Modern Andhra Pradesh (1858-2016) by P Raghunatha Rao, 2017 edition.
  5. Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, public policy, reforms and e-governance initiatives with specific reference to Andhra Pradesh.
    • Indian Polity – M. Laxmikanth
  6. Economic development in India since independence with emphasis on Andhra Pradesh.
    • Indian Economic Development – NCERT Class XI
    • Economic Survey of India (Latest)
    • Budget of India (Latest)
    • AP Economy – SCERT or Telugu Academy Books
    • Socio-Economic Survey of AP (Latest)
    • Budget of AP (Latest)
  7. Physical geography of Indian sub-continent and Andhra Pradesh.
    • Fundamentals of Physical Geography – NCERT Class XI
    • Indian Physical Geography – NCERT Class XI (India Physical Environment)
    • Certificate Physical and Human Geography – Goh Cheng Leong
    • AP Geography – SCERT or Telugu Academy Books
  8. Disaster management: vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies, Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in the assessment of Disaster.
    • NDMA Website (https://ndma.gov.in/)
    • CBSE Books on Disaster Management
  9. Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection
    • Ecology – NCERT Class XII Biology (Last 4 chapters for Ecology)
  10. Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation.
    • Logical Reasoning by R.S.Agarwal
  11. Data Analysis:
    • a) Tabulation of data
    • b) Visual representation of data
    • c) Basic data analysis (Summary Statistics such as mean, median, mode, variance and coefficient of variation) and Interpretation
    • Quantum CAT by Sarvesh Kumar (or) Quantitative Aptitude by R.S.Agarwal
  12. Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political, and Legal implications/problems.
    • AP Reorganisation – The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 Official Document
    • Read current affairs related to Bifurcation

Rural Development and Problems in Rural Areas with special reference to Andhra Pradesh (Mains Paper-II / Screening Test Part-B)

  • 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Acts (Read these chapters from Indian Polity by M.Laxmikanth)
  • Government Policies, Schemes and Programmes of India and Andhra Pradesh
  • Socio-Economic Survey of AP (Latest)
  • Budget of AP (Latest)

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