APPSC Assistant Statistical Officer Syllabus
APPSC Assistant Statistical Officer Syllabus


Title: Detailed APPSC Assistant Statistical Office Examination Syllabus

Name of OrganisationAndhra Pradesh Public Service Commission
Name of PostsAssistant Statistical Office
Official Website
Recruitment DetailsAndhra Pradesh Public Service Commission  Assistant Statistical Office
Type of TestObjective Type
Test ModeOnline (Computer Based Test – CBT)

Detailed APPSC Assistant Statistical Office Examination Exam Pattern

PAPER-1General Studies   150 Marks  150 Qns.  150 Minutes
PAPER-2Concerned Subject
(one subject only)
   150 Marks  150 Qns.  150 Mts.

The candidates have to choose one subject from the following subject for Paper 2

  01. Economics  02. Statistics
  03. Mathematics  04. Computer Science

1. The selections to these posts will be based on the total marks obtained by the candidates at the written examination and oral test taken together subject to the rule of reservation.

2. The eligible candidates will be called for an interview at the ratio of 1:2 with referenced to the number of vacancies duly following the special representation as laid down in General Rule-22 and 22-A of A.P. State and Subordinate Service Rules.

3. Appearance to Written Examination (two papers) and Oral Test is compulsory for final selection.

4. For Paper-2 i.e., concerned subject the candidates must possess a second-class Degree in B.A / B.Sc., with a group comprising of any two of the above four subjects.

Detailed APPSC Assistant Statistical Office Examination Syllabus


General Science
Current Events of National and International Importance.
History of India and Indian National Movement. India and World Geography.
General Mental Ability.

Questions on General Science will cover General appreciation and understanding of science including matters of everyday observation and experience, as may be expected of a well-educated person who has not made a special study of any particular scientific discipline. In current events, knowledge of significant national and international events will be tested. In History of India, emphasis will be on a broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic, and political aspects. Questions on Indian National Movement will relate to the nature and character of the nineteenth-century resurgence, growth of Nationalism, and attainment of independence. In geography, the emphasis will be on the geography of India. Questions on the geography of India will relate to the physical, social, and economic geography of the country, including the main features of the Indian agricultural and natural resources. On general mental ability, the candidates will be tested on reasoning and analytical abilities.



1. National Economic Accounting, National Income Analysis Generation and Distribution of Income and related aggregates: Gross National Product, Net National Product, Gross Domestic Product & Net Domestic Product (at market prices and factor costs): at constant and current prices.
2. Price Theory: Law of Demand: Utility analysis and Indifference Curve techniques, Consumer equilibrium, Cost curves and their relationships;

3. Money and Banking: Definitions and functions of money (M1, M2 M3): Credit creation; Credit; Sources, Costs and availability; theories of the Demand for money.

4. International Trade: The theory of comparative costs; Recardian Hockseher Ohlin; the balance of payments and the adjustment mechanism. Trade theory and economic growth and development.

5. Economic growth and development; Meaning and measurement; characteristics of under development; rate and pattern, Modern Growth; Sources of growth distribution and growth-problems of growth of developing economics.


Origin and Development of Statistics – Definition of Statistics – Importance and scope of Statistics – Limitations of Statistics – Distrast of Statistics – Collection of data – Census Vs. sample enumeration – Primary and Secondary sources of data – Preparation of schedules and questionnaires – Classification and tabulation of data – Presentation of data – Frequency distributions.

Measures of Central Tendency – Requisites for an ideal measure central tendency / Mean, Median and Mode for grouped and ungrouped data – Measures of Dispersion – Range – Quratile Deviation – Mean Deviation – Standard Deviation – Skewness and Kurtosis.

Correlation – Scatter Diagram – Karlpearson’s Co-efficient of Correlation – Rank Correlation – Regression – Lines of regression – Regression Coefficients – Simple Random Sampling – Stratified Sampling – Sampling and Non-sampling Errors.

Index Numbers – Construction of Index Numbers – Fixed base and Chain base – Cost of living index numbers by aggregate expenditure method – Family budget methods – Fisher’s Indeal Index – Time reversal and facts reversal tests.


Awareness and Appreciation of data relating to different sectors of economy. Identification of trends and interpretation of data over time and space. Drawing inferences based on the trends reflected by the data – Representation of data through diagrams and graphs – Statistical Analysis of data with simple statistical measure.


Real Analysis: Continuity and differentiability of real functions. Uniform continuity, Sequences and series of functions. Uniform convergence. Functions of bounded variation. Riemann integration.

Complex “Analysis: Analytic functions. Cauchy’s theorem Cauchy’s integral formula. Iaurent’s series. Singularities. Theory of residues – Conformal mapping.

Abstract Algebra: Groups – Sub-groups – normal sbugroups Quotient group Homomorphism – Fundamental theorem of Hamomorphism, Permutation groups: Cayley’s theorem – Rings – Subrings – Ideals – Fields – Polynomial rings.

Linear Algebra: Vector spacers – Basis and dimension – Linear transformations – Matrices – Characteristic roots and characteristic vectors – systems of linear equations – Canonicl forms – Cayley – Hamilton theorem.

Differential Equations: First order ordinary differential equations (O.D.E) and their solutions – Singular solutions. Intial value problems for first order O.D.E. General theory of homogeneous and non-homogeneous linear differential equations, variation of parameters. Elements of first order partial differential equations (PDE).

Co-ordinate Geometry of Three Dimentions: The Plane – The straight-line – Sphere and cone.

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