Best Books For APPSC Group 1 Exam (Prelims, Mains) Preparation

APPSC GROUP 1 Best Books

Best Books For APPSC Group 1 Exam (Prelims, Mains) Preparation: This article is described APPSC Group 1 reference books for Prelims & Mains in Telugu & English and some details about Group 1 test. Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission will conduct the Group 1 exam for all applied candidates to select perfect candidates who can fill roles. A candidate will undergo 3 levels in the selection process, Prelims, Mains, and Interview. APPSC Group 1 prelims exam will conduct for all applied candidates and screen for mains examination. Group 1 APPSC exam will conduct for recruiting civil servants for Andhra Pradesh State Administration. All the aspirants can crack prelims and mains exams with knowledge and daily preparation.

The qualifying exam was an easy process with perfect reference books & focused preparation. Initially, for an exam, a candidate should know the syllabus and best books to start preparation. APPSC Group 1 Prelims will be in 2 papers with a total of 240 marks. Candidates who qualified in Prelims are eligible for the Mains exam. APPSC Group 1 Mains exam contains 5 papers with an extra English paper, which is not included in marks. Candidates had a choice to write APPSC Group 1 exams in Telugu or English mediums. In the below table the detailed concepts cover in Group 1 Mains 5 papers to get an overview of the mains exam.

Best Books for APPSC Group 1 Prelims Exam

  • NCERT Text Books
  • AP SCERT Text Books
  • R S Agarwal’s Quantitative Aptitude Book
  • M. Laxmikanth’s Indian Polity
  • CBSE Text Books on Disaster Management
  • Daily Newspaper
  • Good current affairs magazine
  • NIOS Textbooks on Environment

Best Reference Books for APPSC Group 1 Mains Exam

Reference books for APPSC Group 1 Mains Paper 1

Section I: History and Cultural Heritage of India with Emphasis on 20th Century History of India

  • Tarachand – A History of the Freedom Movement in India Vol. I & II.
  • Sumit Sarkar – Writing Social History.
  • Kenneth Jones – Social and Religious Reform Movement in India.
  • V.A. Narayan – Social Reforms in Modern India.
  • Romila Thapar – History of India – Vol. I & II.
  • R.S. Sharma – Material Culture and Social Formation in Ancient India.
  • A.L. Bashom – The Cultural History of India.
  • A.L. Srivastavan – History of India from 1000 to 1707.
  • S.R. Sharma – Mughul Rule in India.
  • J.L. Mehta – Advanced Studies in the History of Medieval India – Vol. I & II.
  • Dananjaya Keer – Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s Life History.
  • R.P.Tripathi & A.R. Desai – Social Background of Indian Nationalism.
  • Bipin Chandra – Essays in Contemporary India.
  • K.A. Nilakanta Sastry – A History of South India.
  • R.C. Majumdar – Raya Choudhari & Datta – Advanced History of India.
  • D.D. Kosambi – An Historical Outline of Indian Culture and History.
  • A.R. Desai – Social Background of Indian Nationalism.

Section II: Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh

  • R.C. Majumdar – Raa Choudhari and Datta – Advanced History of India.
  • A.R. Desai – Social Background of Indian Nationalism.
  • K. Satyanarayana – A Study of History and Culture of Andhras Vol. I & II.
  • K. Balendu Sekharan – The Andhras through the Ages.
  • Bhandakar – Early History of the Deccan.
  • Gopala Chary – Early History of the Andhra Country.
  • K.A. Nilakanta Sastry – A History of South India.
  • B.V. Krishna Rao  – Early Dynasties of Andhra Desa.
  • D.C. Ganguly- Eastern Chalukyas.
  • B.S.L. Hanumantha Rao – Indian History and Culture – Vol. I & II
  • Suravaram Pratap Reddy – Andhrula Sanghika Charitra (Telugu).
  • D. Ramanuja Rao – Telangana Jateeyodhyamamulu (Telugu).
  • Y. Balarama Murthy – Andhrula Samkshipta Charitra (Telugu).
  • Veladurthy Manikya Rao – Hydserabadlo Swatantrodhyamamu (Telugu).
  • Madapati Hanumantha Rao –  Telangana Andhrodyamamu (Telugu) Vol. I & II.

Section III:

  • Ramesh K. Arora and Rajni Goyal, Indian Public Administration, Institution and Issues, Wishwa Prakashan, New Delhi, 2004.
  • Austin Graneille, Working Democratic Constitution: The Indian Experience, Oxford 1999.
  • Premalatha Sharma, Issues in Indian Administration, Mangaldeep Publications, Jaipur, 1998.
  • Aravind S. Indian Administration – Himalaya Publishing House, New Delhi, 1992.
  • Ramesh K. Arora, Indian Administration: Perceptions and Perspectives, Aalekh Publications, 2000.
  • Basu, D.D.., An introduction to the Constitution of India, Prentice Hall, New Delhi, 2006.
  • Laxmikanth, Indian Polity, Tata Mc.Graw Hills, New Delhi, 2008.
  • Padma Ramachandran, Public Administration in India, National Book Trust, New Delhi, 1995.
  • General Studies Manual, Tata Mc.Graw Hills, New Delhi, 2008.
  • Kashyap Subhash, C. Our Constitution, NBT, New Delhi, 1994.
  • The Constitution of India, Government of India, 2006.
  • Gupta M.C.and Kamal N. KABRA. Public Administration in India. Gyan Publishing House, New Delhi, 1999.
  • Avasti and Avasti, Indian Administration, Lakshmi Narain Agarwal, Agra, 1998.

Reference books for APPSC Group 1 Mains Paper 2

  • Govt. of A.P.  Human Development Report 2007, A.P. CESS
  •  RSRao, Fifty Years of AP 1956-2006, CDR & Communication, 2006.
  • VH Rao, AP at Fifty, CDR & Communication, 1998.
  • Y.V. Krishna Rao & S Subrahmanyam (Eeds), Development of AP 1956-01 – A Study of Regional Disparities, NER Research Centre, Vishalandhra Publishers
  •  Dynamics of AP Economy vis-à-vis Indian Economy with Focus on Regional Disparities, NAD.
  • J.C. Dhingra,  Indian Economy: Environment & Policy, Sultan Chand, New Delhi by say Dutt & Sindaram, Mishra & Puri or Agarwal.
  •  CH Hanumantha Rao & Mahendra Dev(eds), AP Development, Economic Reforms & Challenges Ahead, CESS, 2004.

Reference books for APPSC Group 1 Mains Paper 3

Section I & III:

  • Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science, Gilbert M. Masters
  •  Environmental Studies – Manoj Tiwari, J.K. International publishing house Pvt. Ltd.
  •  Science & Technology of Nanomaterials-N. Balakrishna Rao, K. Krishna Reddy, Campus Book International
  • Science & Technology – 2007 – Hindu Publications.
  •  Text Book of Environmental Science & Technology -Dr. M. Anji Reddy Publication, B.S. Publications
  • Sustainable Development and Environment – A.K. De, N.C. Gupta Publication, Cosmo Publications

Section II: General awareness with the modern trends in life sciences

  • Microbiology – Panjarathinam
  • Essentials of Biology and Biotechnology – Bir Bhadine.
  • Immunology – Schaum’s outlines
  • Medical Microbiology – Anantanarayana
  • Industrial Microbiology – Presscott & Donn.
  • Elements of Biotechnology – P.K. Gupta; Rastogi .co
  • Introductory Botany – Ashok Bindre & P.C.Pande; Rastogi Publishing.
  •  Lecture note on Immunology by Gordon Reeves, Ian Todd, Blackweel Publishers
  • Textbook of Botany – A.C. Datta
  • Immunology – Kubay, Goldby, Kindy, Osborne
  • Immunology – Riott
  • Industrial Microbiology – L.E. Casida
  • Fermentation Technology by Stanbury & Whitaker, Butterworth – Heinemann

Reference books for APPSC Group 1 Mains Paper 4

Section 1: Data Interpretation and Problem Solving

  • Fundamentals of Mathematical Statistics by S.C. Gupta and V.K. Kapoor – Sultan Chand & Sons.
  • Statistics – Elhance.
  • Analytical Reasoning by M.K. Panden – BSC Publication.
  • Statistical Methods by S.P. Gupta – Sultan Chand & Sons.
  •  Programmed Statistics (Questions – Answers) by B.L. Agarwal – New Age International Publishers.
  • Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Aggarwal – S. Chand & Co.

We believe that the above-provided information for APPSC Group 1 Prelims and Mains reference books will help you to get succeeded in the exam and move to further levels. For other competitive and Government exam reference books refer our website


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