APPSC DL Political Science subject Exam Pattern 2023 & Syllabus Degree Lecturer Recruitment

APPSC Political Science Degree Lecturers Exam Pattern & Syllabus, APPSC has given the Degree College Lecturers Recruitment notification and online applications are invited online from qualified candidates to the post of Degree College Lecturers in Govt Degree Colleges in the State of Andhra Pradesh.

The proforma Application will be available on the Commission’s Website ( from 29/12/2016 to 28/01/2017 (Note: 27/01/2017 is the last date for payment of fee up- to 11:59 midnight). APPSC Degree College Lecturers Recruitment notification no.26/2016 and apply online now  @

Scheme of Exam: APPSC Political Science Degree Lecturers Exam Pattern & Syllabus

PapersNo. of   Questions Duration   (Minutes) Maximum   Marks
PART-A: Written ‘Examination (Objective Type)
Paper-1: General Studies & Mental Ability150150150
Paper-2:  Political Science subject150150300
PART-B: Interview (Oral Test)  50

As per G.O.Ms. No.235, Finance (HRI, Plg & Policy) Dept., Dt.06/12/2016, for each wrong answer will be penalized with 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question.

Political Science Subject Syllabus: APPSC Political Science Degree Lecturers Exam Pattern & Syllabus

I Political Science – Basic Concepts

1. Political Science – Nature and Scope – Inter disciplinary Character.
2. Key Concepts – State, Sovereignty, Power, Nation.
3. Political Ideas – Rights, Liberty, Equality, Law, and Justice.
4. Democracy – Meaning and Theories of Democracy, Electoral System.
5. Forms of Government – Unitary and Federal, Parliamentary and Presidential.

II Political Theory

1. Political Theory – Nature, Concerns, Resurgence and its decline.
2. Political Ideologies – Liberalism, Neoliberalism, Marxism, Socialism, and Fascism.
3. Role of Ideology and end of Ideology.
4. Nationalism and Internationalism.
5. Theories of Development.

III Political Thought

1. Greek Political Thought – Plato and Aristotle.
2. Medieval Political Thought – Aquinas and St. Augustine.
3. Modern Political Thought – Machiavelli and Bodin.
4. Contractual Political Thought – Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau.
5. Indian Political Thought – Manu, Kautilya, Gandhi, Phule, and Ambedkar

IV Comparative Politics

1. Comparative Politics – Nature, Scope, and Approaches.
2. Constitutionalism – Western and Non- Western.
3. Organs of Government – Legislature, Executive and Judiciary.
4. Party Systems and Pressure Groups.
5. Power, Authority and legitimacy.

V Political Sociology

1. Political Socialisation and Political Culture
2. Political Development and Political Modernisation.
3. Political Elite and Theories.
4. Political Communication – Changing Role of Media.
5. Political Stratification – Caste, Class and Gender.

VI Indian Government and Politics

1. Nationalist Movement and Making of the Constitution.
2. Salient Features and Ideological foundations of the Indian Constitution.
3. Federalism and center-state Relations.
4. Union Executive, Legislature and Judiciary – President, Prime Minister,
Council of Ministers, Loksabha and Rajyasabha, Supreme Court and Judicial Review.
5. Contemporary Socio-Political Movements – Peasant, Dalit, Backward, Environmental, Regional and Sub- Regional Movements.

VII State and Local Governments

1. Framework for the study of State Politics.
2. State Executive & Legislature: Governor, Chief Minister, and State Legislature
3. Panchayati Raj: Genesis and Development – Structure and functions, 73rd Amendment of India constitution
4. Urban Local Government: Structure and functions, 74th Amendment of Indian constitution
5. Regional Inequalities – Demand for Autonomy and statehood.

VIII Public Administration

1. The emergence of Public Administration as a discipline – Nature, Scope, and Importance of Public Administration.
2. Theories and principles of organization.
3. Human Resources Management and Bureaucracy.
4. Leadership and Decision-making.
5. Good Governance – the problem of corruption – Right to Information – Need for Lokpal.

IX Public Policy and Political Analysis

1. Public Policy – Nature, Scope, and Importance – Public Policy as a Policy Science.
2. Theories of Public Policy – Group theory, Incrementalism, Elite theory, Decision-making theory.
3. Policymaking Institutions – Legislature, Executive and Judiciary – Planning Commission
4. Policy Process – Role of Media, Political Parties and Pressure Groups.
5. Policy Evaluation.

X International Relations

1. Approaches to the study of International Relations.
2. Elements of National Power.
3. Basic Issues – Disarmament, Arms control, Diplomacy, Cold war, War and conflict Resolution.
4. UNO : Aims, objectives, structure and its changing role in the contemporary world.
5. Indian Foreign Policy – Non-Alignment, Relations with neighbors and security concerns and Globalization.

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