APPSC Group 2 Prelims 2024 Paper Questions available Books

appsc group 2 prelims 2024 exam paper questions sourced from recommended books tailored to cover essential subject areas and some portion of syllabus
appsc group 2 prelims 2024 paper

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) conducted a Group 2 preliminary exam on February 25, 2024, for 897 posts across Andhra Pradesh that exam pattern featured five distinct sections, each focusing on crucial aspects of the curriculam.

To tackle these sections effectively, We gathered from the books below, as they covered most of the questions.

( Note: We start by presenting questions and answers for each subject, followed by introducing to relevant books, all based on appsc group 2 prelims 2024 paper code A ).

(1). Section - A: Indian History (30 Bits):

(1). 'Anda, harmika, and chhatri' are integral parts of Stupas in the Buddhist monuments

(2). Rummindei pillar inscription of Ashoka states that the land revenue rate of Lumbini was reduced to one-eighth

(4). Pautavadhyaksha was the incharge of Weights and Measures in Mauryan Officer

(5). Romaka Siddhanta written by Varahamihira deals with Astronomy

(6). Priyadarshika, Ratnavali, Nagananda books was written by Harshavardhana

(7). Some facts about Permanent Settlement:

  1. It declared Zamindars as the owners of the land and they were given hereditary rights.
  2. It was planned by John Shore
  3. The amount to be paid by the landlords was fixed

(8). Match List 1 with Match List 2:

Delhi SultansReforms
Muhammad bin TughlaqToken Currency
Alauddin KhaljiBranding of horses
IltutmishIntroducing Silver Tankas
Firuz Shah TughlaqDevelopment of Irrigation

(9). Among Ashtapradhans of Shivaji, the Sar-i-Naubat was associated with Military Commander

(10). Match leaders with revolt centres

LeadersRevolt Centres
Kunwar SinghArrah, Bihar
Hazrat MahalLucknow
Nana SahebKanpur
Bakht KhanDelhi

(11). The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) was formed in Bombay in 1920 and Lala Lajpat Rai presided over its first session.

(12). Morley–Minto Reforms introduced the Communal Electorate System

(13). Correct Matching Wars and Associated Treaty

WarsAssociated Treaty
First Carnatic WarTreaty of Aix-la-Chapelle
Second Carnatic WarTreaty of Pondicherry
Third Carnatic WarTreaty of Paris

(14). The Vaikom Satyagraha started in Kerala associated With Temple Entry Movement

(15). Operation Vijay was the code name of the Indian armed forces operation to liberate Goa, Daman and Diu from Portuguese rule

(16). Match Governor-General with Treaty

Warren HastingsTreaty of Salbai
Lord WellesleyTreaty of Bassein
Lord Minto-1Treaty Of Amritsar
Lord Hardinge-lTreaty of Lahore

(17). Which of the following is not a Harappan site?

  1. Sutkagendor
  2. Surkotada
  3. Rakhigarhi
  4. Sohgaura

(18). The related inscriptions mention the names of Vedic Gods Indra, Varuna, Mitra, and Nasatyas - Boghazkoi

(19). Correctly Matched following Pairs:

- Battle of Khanwa
- Battle of Haldighati
- Battle of Bilgram

(20). Arrange the following events in the sequence

  1. Chauri Chaura Incident happened in 1922 during the Non-Cooperation Movement led by Mahatma Gandhi
  2. Gandhi-Irwin Pact signed in 1931 and allowed for the release of political prisoners, permission for peaceful protests, and the government's investigation into the salt tax
  3. Poona Pact In 1932, B.R. Ambedkar negotiated with Gandhi
  4. Cripps Mission (1942) offered dominion status to India after the world war Ⅱ

(21). The name of the Acts was the Governor-General of Bengal designated as the Governor-General of India - Charter Act of 1833

(22). During India's colonial period, the Downward Filtration Theory was related to - Education

(23). Thomas Babington Macaulay said that "a single shelf of a good European Library was worth the whole native literature of India and Arabia"

(24). Correctly Matched Organisation with Person

Seva Sadan Behramji M. Malabari
Seva SamitiPandit Hriday Nath Kunzru
Bahujan SamajMukundrao Patil
Deva SamajMaharshi Dayananda Saraswati

(25). the Blue Water Policy introduced by - Francisco Almeida

(26). The Lottery Committee (1817) of the British Rule was related to - Town Planning

(27). 'Indian Society of Oriental Art' to revive ancient art traditions of India founded by - Abanindranath Tagore

(28). Sankaran Nair was resigned from the Viceroy's Executive Council protesting the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

(29). Correctly matched movement with person

Aligarh MovementSir Syed Ahmed Khan
Faraizi MovementHaji Shariatullah
Ahmadiyya Movement Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
Tayuni Movement Karamat Ali

(30). the Lex Loci Act of 1850 is provided the right to inherit ancestral property to Hindu converts to Christianity

History Book:

Saeed Sir's book on Indian History emerged as a cornerstone for candidates preparing for the history section of the exam because 17 questions (56 %) were drawn directly from its pages out of 30 questions and those chapters are:

Chapter NameQuestions
Mourya Empire(2), (4)
Gupta Dynasty(5)
Harshavardhana Dynasty(6)
Delhi Sultans Empire(8)
Sivaji Ruling(9)
1857 Revolution(10)
National Movement(11), (15), (20)
Governor-Generals Era(12), (21)
Carnatic Wars(13), (16)
Caste, Farmer, Tribe Movement(14)
Mughal Empire(19)
Europians Arrival(25)

(2). Section-B: Geography (30 Bits):

(31). Correct Statements

  1. . According to Continental Drift Theory, about 150 million years ago, Pangaea, the super continent, had split into Laurasia and Gondwanaland.
  2. About 65 million years ago, Godwanaland further broke up to give rise to other continents.

(32). Correct Statement

  1. At the focus of an earthquake, the energy is released.
  2. The point on the surface nearest to the focus is called epicentre.
  3. Epicentre is the first one to experience the waves.

(33). Granite is an Intrusive Igneous rock

(34). Match Landform with Geomorphic agent

LandformGeomorphic agent
DeltaRunning Water
CliffsWaves and Currents
Sand DunesWinds

(35). Mesosphere layers of the atmosphere do meteorites burn up when they enter from the space

(36). Match the following on heating and cooling of Atmosphere

AdvectionHorizontal heating
ConvectionVertical heating
InsolationDirect heating
ConductionHeating the lower layers

(37). Correct Statement about lakshadweep Islands

  1. Andrott Island is the largest city in Lakshadweep Islands
  2. Nine Degree Channel separates the Minicoy Island from the Lakshadweep

(38). Match the Ocean Bottom Relief with Characteristic feature

Ocean Bottom ReliefCharacteristic feature
Continental ShelfPresence of massive sedimentary deposits
Continental SlopePresence of canyons and trenches
Deep Sea PlainPresence of finegrained sediments
Oceanic DeepsAssociated with active volcanoes and strong earthquakes

(39). Lake Van > Dead Sea > Great Salt Lake are the correct arrangemen€ of water bodies as per their salinity in decreasing order

(40). The Alps mountains are youngfold mountains

(41). Prairies are the temperate grasslands present in The United States and Canada

(42). The part of the Himalayas between Satluj and Kali rivers is called Kumaon Himalayas

(43). The Eastern Ghats stretch from the Mahanadi valley to the Nilgiris

(44). The Narmada river forms the Dhuandhar Waterfalls

(45). Pre-monsoon Mango Showers are common in the coastal areas of Karnataka

(46). In India, very deep black soils are found in the North-Western part of the Deccan Plateau

(47). The most widespread forests in India are Tropical Deciduous forests

(48). Match River with Origin

VamsadharaJayapur hills
MachkundMudugal hills
GundlakammaNallamala hills
PennarNandidurga hills

(49). Identify Correct Statements

  1. The geographical extent Of Laterite soils in Andhra Pradesh is very limited.
  2. Laterites are formed in semi arid and high rainfall regions
  3. Laterites are less fertile and appear red and yellowish red.
  4. Laterites can be used to grow Mango, Cashewnut orchards.

(50). Match Scheduled Tribe with Territory

Scheduled TribeState/Union Territory
GaddisHimachal Pradesh
JarawasAndaman and Nicobar Islands

(51). Consider the correct statements about Monsoons:

  1. The monsoons are confined only to the tropical landS lying between 20N and 20S
  2. Distribution of rainfall received from the South-West monsoons is governed mainly by the relief of the country

(52). Match the Functional classification of town with Example

Functional classification of townExample
Mining townAnkleshwar
Industrial townJamshedpur
Administrative townGandhinagar
Garrison Cantonment townUdhampur

(53). Mustard oilseed crops is grown as a 'rabi' crop

(54). Brahmaputra valley region in India was a tea plantation started in the first half of the 19 th century.

(55). Match the Industrial Cluster with Type of Industry

Industrial ClusterType of Industry
Gandrajupalle in Chittoor regionSilk and Garments
Kopparthi in Kadapa regionEngineering
Makavarapalem at VisakhapatnamAluminium

(56). Chennai (Madras) was the first cement plant set up in 1904

(57). The following States are connected with the Hazira-Vijaipur-Jagdishpur (HVJ) gas pipeline

  1. Uttar Pradesh
  2. Madya Pradesh
  3. Gujarat

(58). Bilaspur is the headquarters of the South East Central Railway Zones.

(59). Match the Mineral with Place in erstwhile districts

MineralPlace in erstwhile districts
ManganeseGarividi in Vizianagaram
BauxiteForest areas Of Visakhapatnam and East Godavari
MicaNellore Region
LimestoneJammalamadugu and Mydukuru in Kadapa region

(60). Match the Beach with Nearest City/Town

BeachNearest City/Town

Geography Book:

As expected, we found a 17 questions in the geography section directly aligned with the content covered in the Ramaraju Sir's book on Indian Geography.

Chapter NameQuestions
Indian Topography(31), (42)
Natural Reserves of the World(41)
Rivers(44), (48)
Scheduled Castes(50)
Mineral Resources(59)
Sea Ports(60)

(3). Section-C: Indian Society (30 Bits):

(61). To eradicate child marriages, a unique data driven approach like ALIVA is adopted by - Nayagarh district of Odisha

(63). 'Diku Andi' means Marriage by negotiation in Ho tribes

(64). The online portal developed by the Government of India for effective enforcement of the Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986, (which was amended in 2016), is - PENCIL

(66). Ravindra and Seema are husband and wife. Krishna and Madhavi are children of Ravindra-Seema. Madhavi is married to Harish and Jyothi is the daughter of Madhavi-Harish. Then the Consanguineous Kinship is between - Krishna and Jyothi

(71). India's first high-tech sports training centre for Divyangjan, 'The Atal Bihari Vajpayee Training Centre for Disability Sports' inaugurated on 2nd October, 2023 is located at - Gwalior, Madya Pradesh

(72). Under whose Chairmanship Was a high-level committee on the socio-economic, health and educational status of tribal communities of India set up by the Prime Minister's Office in 2013 - Prof. Virginius Xaxa

(73). Who stated that 'I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved' ? - Dr. B.R.Ambedkar

(77). 'Ihe Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 enacted by the Government of India came into force from - 1st July, 1961

(78). Consider the Correct Statement:

  1. In the 15th Lok Sabha, the percentage of elected women members in Lok Sabha had crossed 10% of its total strength for the first time.
  2. The 17th Lok Sabha has a highér percentage of representation of elected women members than before and it is the highest ever since the independence of India.
  3. The Women's Reservation Bill, 2023 got the assent of the President on 28th September, 2023.

(79). Under the pressure of groups interested in linguistic regionalism, the President Of the Constituent Assembly of India has appointed the Linguistic Provinces Commission to report on the creation of provinces of Andhra, Karnataka, Kerala, and Maharashtra. In which year was this Commission appointed and who was it chaired by ? - 1948, Justice S.K. Dhar

(81). Asking about PM CARES for Children Scheme

(83). Which Of the f0ll0Wing Constitutional Amendments provided rights for making provisions in favour of the SCS and STS for relaxation of qualifying narks in any examination (or) lowering the standards of evaluation and for reservation in the matter Of promotions to the public services of the Centre and the State ? - 82nd Constitutional Amendment

(84). Identify the country with which the Union Cabinet of India has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for co-operation in disability sector that benefits the persons with disabilities (PwDs) ? - South Africa

(87). A Centrally sponsored scheme that aims to achieve the Objectives of child protection, happy childhood, and development under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is - Mission Vatsalya

(89). As per Article 164(1) of the Constitution of India, a minister in Charge of tribal welfare who may in addition be in charge Of the Scheduled Castes and backward classes is compulsory for which of the following states ?

  1. Madya Pradesh
  2. Jharkhand
  3. Odisha

Indian Society Books

The Indian society section has been newly included in the APPSC Group 2 prelims exam, covering approximately 13 to 15 questions from the last year's current affairs, history, and polity chapters.

(4). Section-D : Current Affairs (30 Bits):

Vivek's monthly magazine on Current Affairs proved invaluable in keeping candidates updated on the latest developments in national and international spheres.

The questions in the Current Affairs section closely mirrored the topics covered in this resource, underscoring its significance in candidates' preparation. Approximately 70 % of questions covered from the last 8 months of Vivek magazine.

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