Exam pattern, Syllabus for APPSC Political Science subject Degree Lecturers 2017

Exam pattern, Syllabus for APPSC Political Science subject Degree Lecturers 2017 in Government Degree Colleges in A.P. Collegiate: APPSC has given the Degree College Lecturers Recruitment 2017 notification and online applications are invited online from qualified candidates to the post of Degree College Lecturers in in Govt Degree Colleges in the State of Andhra Pradesh. The proforma Application will be available on Commission’s Website (www.psc.ap.gov.in) from 29/12/2016 to 28/01/2017 (Note: 27/01/2017 is the last date for payment of fee up- to 11:59 mid night). APPSC Degree College Lecturers Recruitment 2017 notification no.26/2016 and apply online now @ http://appscapplications17.apspsc.gov.in/

Scheme of Exam:
PART-A: Written ‘Examination (Objective Type)
Papers No. of Questions Duration (Minutes) Maximum Marks
Paper-1: General Studies & Mental Ability 150 150 150
Paper-2:  Political Science subject 150 150 300
PART-B: Interview (Oral Test) 50
TOTAL 500
NEGATIVE  MARKS: As per G.O.Ms. No.235, Finance (HR-I, Plg & Policy) Dept., Dt. 06/12/2016, for each wrong answer will be penalized with 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question.

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Political Science Subject Syllabus:
9. Political Science
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 Indian Constitution.
3. Federalism and Centre – 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, Envinormental,
Regional and Sub- Regional Movements.

VII State and Local Governments
1. Frame work 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. 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 – 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. Policy making 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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