17 December 2016

Kakatiyas - APPSC Groups Exam Bit bank #3

History of Andhra Pradesh - Kakatiyas

  1. The reign of Rani Rudramana Devi was _____.
  2. The number of 'Aayagars' during Kakatiyas was _____.
  3. Early Kakatiyas followed the religion _____.
  4. The steps to Srisailam were built by the Kakatiya king _____.
  5. A dealer was called as _____ during Kakatiya period.
  6. What is the philosophy of worship of Tikkana?
  7. In Andhra desha, the first maternity hospital was established during the periood of _____.
  8. Who wrote 'Ranganatha Ramayanam'?
  9. Ramappa temple was built during the time of _____.
  10. 'Kreedaabhiraamam' is a _____.
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  11. Nellore lake was constructed during the time of _____.
  12. What is 'Siddayakam'?
  13. Who wrote 'Madana Vijayam'?
  14. Motupalli sea port is in the district of _____.
  15. The ruler who cut down forests and made agriculture near Kurnool was _____.
  16. Temple of 1000 Lingas was built during the period of _____.
  17. Who is described as the 'Pioneer among travelers'?
  18. The tax collected during Kakatiyas for the expenditure on town security gaurds was _____.
  19. The old names of Krishna Patnam, a place for trade meetings during the Kakatiya rule were _____, _____.
  20. Markapuram stone pillar ordinance, evacuated by Jayanti Ramayya contains the details of _____.

Answers

  1. 1269 - 1289
  2. 12
  3. Jainism
  4. Prolaraja II
  5. Behari
  6. HariHaranatha philosophy
  7. Rani Rudrama Devi
  8. Gona Budha Reddy
  9. Ganapati Deva
  10. Street drama
  11. Ganapati Deva
  12. Agricultural tax
  13. Raavipaati Tripuraantaka
  14. Prakasam
  15. Pratapa Rudra II
  16. Ganapati Deva
  17. Marcopolo
  18. Talari tax
  19. Palakkad, Gandagopala patnam
  20. Rudrama Devi

13 December 2016

Andhra Pradesh History and Culture for APPSC Groups exams #2

History and Culture of Andhra Pradesh

  1. Thallapaaka Annamacharya composed _____ Kirtanas.
  2. Who is the author of Shri Rangaraja Charita?
  3. Who is the father of the movement for people's dialect in Telugu language?
  4. What are the fine arts involved in Burrakatha?
  5. Who is the author of 'Thrunakankanam'?
  6. Who established the first Telugu daily, Andhra Patrika?
  7. Who is the father of Telugu musical discourse?
  8. Who is the producer of the movie 'Bhakta Prahalada'?
  9. What is the natural drinking water lake in Andhra Pradesh?
  10. Draksharamam is one of the Dwadasa Jyotirlingas situated in _____ district.
  11. Who complimented that Andhra culture represents the heart of North Indians and the brain of South Indians?
  12. The science used in the construction of temples is _____.
  13. The temple constructed by Virupana, the treasurer in the court of Sri Krishnadevaraya is _____.
  14. Kuchipudu dancers are also called _____, because, they popularised the Bhagavata stories.
  15. The first independent Telugu drama was written around _____.
  16. Andhra Pradesh Sangeeta Nataka Academy established in_____.
  17. The brother of Tenali Ramakrishna, who wrote Srisaila Mahatyam was _____.
  18. What are the titles of Errana?
  19. Dance form gaining importance in Andhra Pradesh along with Kuchipudi and Bharathanatyam, _____.
  20. Telugu belongs to _____ linguistic family.

Answers

  1. 32000
  2. Narahri Gopala Krishna Chetty
  3. Giddu Krishnamurhty
  4. Music, Dance, Drama
  5. Rayaprolu Subbarao
  6. Kasinathuni Naheswararao
  7. Aadhibhatla Narayana Dasu
  8. H M Reddy
  9. Kolleru Lake
  10. East Godavari
  11. Sarojni Naidu
  12. Aagama Sastra
  13. Veerabhadreswara temple in Lepakshi
  14. Bhagavatas
  15. 1860
  16. 1957
  17. Srigiri
  18. Sambhudasa, Prabandhaparameswara
  19. Perini Tandavam
  20. Dravidian

11 December 2016

Andhra Pradesh History for APPSC Groups Exam #1

Andhra Pradesh History for APPSC Groups Exam 


  1. The purana that narrated the history of Satavahanas is _____.
  2. What is the official language of Satavahanas?
  3. Satavahana kings used to conduct business with _____ empire for luxurious goods.
  4. To which religion does 'Pratiyutphada Samutpada Siddantam' belongs?
  5. Sivagupta served as a minister in the court of _____.
  6. To which dynasty do Saka Rudra Daman Belongs?
  7. Which is the capital of Ikshvakus?
  8. The dynasty that came into power after the decline of Ikshvakus in the northern region of River Krishna is _____.
  9. What was the capital of Andhra during Mauryan Rule?
  10. Who was the founder of Vishnu Kundin Dynasty?
  11. What was the inscription issued by Damodara Varma?
  12. Who laid foundation for 'Suddha Areca Vidya'?
  13. The rulers who discontinued the policy of appointing Brahmins as pradhans, giving chance to all the sections of the society were _____.
  14. Dasakumara Charitra was written by _____.
  15. The name Kakatiyas came after the name of _____.
  16. The battle in which Mahendra Varma was defeated in the hands of Pulakesini II  was _____.
  17. Errana, the last poet of Kavitrayam was the court poet of _____.
  18. The place famous for knifes during the Kakatiyas was _____.
  19. Vijayanagaram was also called _____ because of many temples.
  20. Who wrote 'Kumaragiri Rajiyam'?

Answers

  1. Vishnu Purana
  2. Prakrit
  3. Roman empire
  4. Buddhism
  5. Gautamiputra Satakarni
  6. Kardamaka dynasty
  7. Vijayapuri
  8. Brihatpalayana dynasty
  9. Suvarnagiri
  10. Madhava Varma I
  11. Mattipadu inscription
  12. Acharya Dijnaga
  13. Kakatiyas
  14. Ketana
  15. Goddess Kakati and Kakatipuram
  16. Pullalur battle
  17. Prolaya Vema Reddy
  18. Nirmal
  19. Kovelapuram
  20. Kataya Vema Reddy

9 December 2016

Geography of Andhra Pradesh

Geography of Andhra Pradesh for APPSC Groups exams

  1. Introduction

  2. Andhra pradesh is located in the south eastern region of India. Till, 2 June 2014, Andhra Pradesh had three regions, Telangana, Rayalseema and Coastal Andhra. On 2 June 2014, Telangana got separated from Andhra Pradesh to form a separate state. Now AP has only 2 regions, Rayalaseema and Coastal Andhra.
  3. Location

  4. Andhra Pradesh is located in the South Eastern Coast of India. The latitudinal and longitudinal location of Andhra Pradesh is 15° 54' North and 79° 44' East.
  5. Size 

  6. The area of Andhra Pradesh is 1,60,205 sq. km. Area wise, Andhra Pradesh stands in the 8th place among the states of India. The area of Andhra Pradesh is 4.87% of the total area of India.

    The population of Andhra Pradesh is 4,93,86,799. Population wise it occupies the tenth place. The population of Andhra Pradesh is 4.08 % of the total population of India.

    The sex ratio of Andhra Pradesh is 996. It has a population density of 308 persons per sq. km. The literacy rate of Andhra Pradesh is 67.41%.
  7. Boundaries

  8. Andhra Pradesh is land locked on three sides and one side it is surrounded by water. The side surrounded by water is the it. In the east Andhra Pradesh is surrounded by Bay of Bengal. In the North, it is surrounded by Odisha and Chhattisgarh; In the west, it is surrounded by Telangana and Karnataka; In the south, surrounded by Tamil Nadu.
  9. Administrative Divisions

  10. Each state is divided into administrative divisions and revenue divisions for the better management of the society and the people. Administrative divisions are the districts of the state. There are 13 administrative divisions in Andhra Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh is again divided into 42 revenue divisions. Of these, East Godavari has 5 making it the highest, where as the lowest is Vizianagaram with 2 revenue divisions.
  11. Constituencies

  12. There are two types of constituencies. Assembly constituencies and MP Constituencies. Andhra Pradesh has 175 assembly constituencies and 25 MP constituencies. Out of the 175 assembly constituencies, East Godavari has highest number of 19 constituencies, while Vizianagaram las lowest of 9 constituencies.

1 December 2016

Reference books for APPSC Group II exam

Reference books


For APPSC Groups exams, both English and Telugu medium.

Before going into the books, first we review briefly the syllabus, so that, we can choose the books accordingly.

Syllabus of Screening Test Group II exam


  • 150 Marks
  • Current Affairs
  • Constitution of India
  • Economic Development of India

 English Medium


Current Affairs

  • Read the news paper either The Hindu or The Indian Express
  • Give importance to the Editorial section
  • Take down notes of important things.

Constitution of India

  • NCERT text books

    • Class 9: Democratic Politics
    • Class 10: Democratic Politics
    • Class 11: Indian Constitution at work
    • Class 12: Political Science II
  • Indian Polity by Laxmikanth

Economic Development of India

Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh



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Tamil Nadu Textbooks

Reference books for Group II mains exam 

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