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Group III Exam pattern and Syllabus

Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) is the recruitment body that undertakes the task of recruitment of various posts in Telangana for Group 3. Aspirants who are enthusiastic to write the TSPSC Group III exam, need to know the scheme of the exam along with the TSPSC Group 3 syllabus and exam pattern. In the successive paragraphs, you can find the detailed analysis of the group 3 exam pattern and also the syllabus that needs to be covered for group 3. 

TSPSC Group III syllabus and exam pattern

TSPSC Group 3 Exam Pattern

Written examination conducted by TSPSC for Telangana Group III is divided into three papers each having 150 question that is held for 150 marks and conducted for 150 minutes.

Paper 1 – General Studies and General Abilities

Paper 2 – History, Polity and Society

Paper 3 – Economy and Development  



Question (Multiple choice)


Max marks


Paper- I



2 ½




i. Socio-Cultural History of Telangana and Formation of Telangana State.

ii. Overview of the Indian constitution and Politics

iii. Social Structure, Issues and Public Policies


2 ½




 i. Indian Economy: Issues and challenges

ii. Economy and Development of Telangana

iii. Issues of Development and Change


2 ½




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Coming to the TSPSC Group 3 exam syllabus. As per the exam pattern, aspirants have to know the detailed syllabus in order to start their preparation. Each paper in the exam has its own syllabus that has to be studied in depth in order to succeed in the group 3 exam.  Candidates have to go though the official notification that is published in TSPSC web site in order to get the accurate date. The general syllabus that is recommended as per the group 3 notification is given below for your easy reference:


  1. Current Affairs – Regional, National & International.
  2. International Relations and Events.
  3. General Science; India’s Achievements in Science and Technology.
  4. Environmental Issues; Disaster Management- Prevention and Mitigation Strategies.
  5. World Geography, Indian Geography and Geography of Telangana State.
  6. History and Cultural Heritage of India.
  7. Society, Culture, Heritage, Arts and Literature of Telangana.
  8. Policies of Telangana State.
  9. Social Exclusion, Rights Issues and Inclusive Policies.
  10. Logical Reasoning; Analytical Ability and Data Interpretation.
  11. Basic English. (8th Class Standard)


 I. Socio-Cultural History of Telangana and Formation of Telangana State.

  1. Satavahanas, Ikshvakus, Vishnukundins, Mudigond and Vemulawada Chalukyas and their contribution to culture; Social System; Religious conditions; Buddhism and Jainism in Ancient Telangana; Growth of Language and Literature, Art and Architecture.
  2. The establishment of Kakatiya kingdom and their contribution to socio-cultural development. Growth of Telugu Language and Literature under the Kakatiyas – Art, Architecture and Fine Arts. Rachakonda and Deverakonda Velamas, Social and Religious Conditions; Growth of Telugu Language and Literature, Popular protest against Kakatiyas: Sammakka – Sarakka Revolt; SocioCultural contribution of Qutubshahis – Growth of Language, Literature, Art, Architecture, Festivals, Dance, and Music. Emergence of Composite Culture.
  3. AsafJahi Dynasty; Nizam-British Relations: Salarjung Reforms and its impact; Socio – CulturalReligious Conditions under the Nizams: Educational Reforms, Establishment of Osmania University and Higher Education; Growth of Employment and the Rise of Middle Classes.
  4. Socio-cultural and Political Awakening in Telangana: Role of Arya Samaj-Andhra Mahasabha; Andhra Saraswatha Parishat, Literary and Library movements, Adi- Hindu movement, Andhra Mahila Sabha and the growth of Women’s movement; Tribal Revolts, Ramji Gond and Kumaram Bheemu, -The Telangana Peasant Armed Struggle ; Causes and Consequences.
  5. Integration of Hyderabad State into Indian Union and formation of Andhra Pradesh. Gentlemen Agreement; Mulki Movement 1952-56; Violation of Safeguards – Regional imbalances – Assertion of Telangana identity; Agitation for Separate Telangana State 1969-70 – Growth of popular protest against discrimination and movements towards the formation of Telangana State 1971-2014.

II. Overview of the Indian Constitution and Politics.

  1. Evolution of Indian Constitution – Nature and Salient Features – Preamble.
  2. Fundamental Rights – Directive Principles of State Policy – Fundamental Duties.
  3. Distinctive Features of Indian Federalism – Distribution of Legislative and Administrative Powers between Union and States.
  4. Union and State Governments – President – Prime Minister and Council of Ministers; Governor, Chief Minister and Council of Ministers – Powers and Functions.
  5. Rural and Urban Governance with special reference to the 73rd and 74th Amendments.
  6. Electoral System: Free and Fair Elections, Malpractices; Election Commission; Electoral Reforms and Political Parties.
  7. Judicial System in India – Judicial Activism.
  8. a) Special Provisions for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, Women and Minorities
  9. b) Welfare Mechanism for Enforcement – National Commission for Scheduled Castes, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes and National Commission for Backward Classes.
  10. Indian Constitution: New Challenges.

III. Social Structure, Issues and Public Policies.

  1. Indian Social Structure: Salient Features of Indian society: Caste, Family, Marriage, Kinship, Religion, Tribe, Women, Middle class – Socio-Cultural Features of Telangana Society.
  2. Social Issues: Inequality and Exclusion: Casteism, Communalism, Regionalism, Violence against Women, Child Labour, Human Trafficking, Disability and Aged.
  3. Social Movements: Peasant’s Movements, Tribal Movements, Backward Class Movements, Dalit Movements, Environmental Movements, Women’s Movements, Regional Autonomy Movements, Human Rights Movements.
  4. Telangana Specific Social Issues: Vetti, Jogini, Devadasi System, Child labour, Girl Child, Flourosis, Migration, Farmer’s and Weaver’s Distress.
  5. Social Policies and Welfare Programmes: Affirmative Policies for SCs, STs, OBC, Women, Minorities, Labour, Disabled and Children; Welfare Programmes: Employment, Poverty Alleviation Programmes; Rural and Urban, Women and Child Welfare, Tribal Welfare.


I. Indian Economy: Issues and Challenges.

  1. Growth and Development : Concepts of Growth and Development –Relationship between Growth and Development
  2. Measures of Economic Growth: National Income- Definition, Concepts and Methods of measuring National Income; Nominal and Real Income.
  3. Poverty and Unemployment : Concepts of Poverty – Income based Poverty and Non-Income based poverty ; Measurement of Poverty; Unemployment- Definition, Types of Unemployment
  4. Planning in Indian Economy : Objectives, Priorities, Strategies, and Achievements of Five year Plans – 12th FYP; Inclusive Growth – NITI Aayog

II. Economy and Development of Telangana.

  1. Telangana Economy in undivided Andhra .Pradesh (1956-2014)- Deprivations (Water (Bachavat Committee), Finances (Lalit, Bhargava, Wanchu Committees) and Employment( Jai Bharat Committee, Girgilan Committee) and Under Development.
  2. Land Reforms in Telangana : Abolition of Intermediaries: Zamindari, Jagirdari and Inamdari;Tenancy Reforms ;Land ceiling; Land alienation in Scheduled Areas
  3. Agriculture and Allied Sectors: Share of Agriculture and Allied sectors in GSDP; Distribution of land holdings; Dependence on Agriculture; Irrigation- Sources of Irrigation; Problems of Dry land Agriculture; Agricultural credit.
  4. Industry and Service Sectors: Industrial Development; Structure and Growth of Industry sectorMicro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Sector; Industrial Infrastructure; Industrial Policy of Telangana; Structure and Growth of Service sector.

III. Issues of Development and Change.

  1. Development Dynamics: Regional Inequalities in India – Social Inequalities – Caste, Ethnicity (tribe), Gender and Religion; Migration; Urbanisation.
  2. Development and Displacement: Land Acquisition Policy; Resettlement and Rehabilitation.
  3. Economic Reforms: Growth, Poverty and Inequalities – Social Development (education and health); Social Transformation; Social Security.
  4. Sustainable Development: Concept and Measurement; Sustainable Development Goals.

Department wise post for TSPSC Group 3

After knowing all the details of TSPSC Group 3 syllabus and exam pattern, let us now look at the posts for this syllabus and exam pattern is applicable. SPSC conducts Group III exams to fill up vacancies for the following posts:

  1. Junior Assistant in Backward Classes Welfare Department
  2. Junior Assistant in the Office of Transport Commissioner
  3. Junior Assistant in Registration and Stamp Department
  4. Junior Assistant in Endowment Department
  5. L.D. Steno  in Endowment Department
  6. Junior Assistant in Home Department
  7. Typist in Home Department
  8. Junior Assistant and Typist in Chief Commissioner of Land Administration Department
  9. Junior Assistant in Intelligence Department
  10. Typist in Intelligence Department
  11. Junior Stenographer in Intelligence Department
  12. Junior Assistant in Agriculture and Cooperation Department
  13. Junior Assistant in Commissioner of State Tax Department
  14. Junior Assistant in TS Police Housing Corporation Limited
  15. Junior Assistant in Cooperation and Register of Cooperative Society
  16. Junior Assistant in Commissioner of State Tax Department
  17. Typist in Commissioner of State Tax Department
  18. Junior Stenographer  in Commissioner of State Tax Department
  19. Junior Assistant in Department
  20. Junior Assistant in CID Department (Home)
  21. Junior Stenographer in CID Department (Home)
  22. Junior Assistant in Panchayat Raj Department
  23. Typist  in Panchayat Raj Department
  24. Junior Assistant in Disaster Response and Fire Services
  25. Typist  in Disaster Response and Fire Service
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