What is the strategy for preparing general studies of APPSC AEE especially current affairs?

What is the best method of preparing General studies for APPSC AEE exam?

The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission conducts the APPSC AEE exam for various Assistant Executive Posts (AEE) in the state. The candidates can apply in mechanical, electrical, agriculture, or civil engineering posts. The posts that come under this exam are AEE (Civil) in A.P. PH & ME department, AEE (Civil) in A.P. Water Resources Department, AEE (Mech.) in A.P. Water Resources Department, etc. The latest notification for various AEE posts in Andhra Pradesh will be updated soon. The applicants can visit the official page of APPSC to get the latest updates about the exam.

APPSC AEE Exam Pattern

The applicants need to go through three papers,

Paper-I – It is about General Studies and Mental Ability, and the exam will be objective type. This paper has a total of 150 questions, each question carries one mark and the total time for his exam is 150 minutes.

Paper-II – It is a common exam for Civil & Mechanical and Agricultural Engineering, it also has 150 MCQs and 150 marks.

Paper-III – This exam will be for the aspirants of Civil or Mechanical or Civil & Mechanical Engineering (Common) or Mechanical & Agriculture Engineering (Common). It also has 150 MCQs of 150 marks.

Strategy for General Studies

  • Be familiar with the exam pattern and study according to that.
  • Newspaper and Magazine reading can help students a lot. The current affairs are about what is happening in daily life, students can get all this info by reading newspapers and magazines daily. Thus it is very important.
  • Must go through previous year's question papers, their students can get an idea about the type of questions will be asked in the exam. This can improve your chances.
  • Try to make notes of what you read, if you don’t make short notes then this will be a mistake. Also, revise your notes periodically to increase your chances.
  • After complete your preparation the candidates must test their knowledge by mock tests, students can get these online.
  • Must revise once before the exam, go through the whole syllabus. This can refresh the preparations of candidates.
  • Try online coaching classes, they can provide various tips and tricks to the candidates. The candidates can learn how to solve problems easily.

APPSC AEE Syllabus

The syllabus of these exams is as follows:


  • National and international events
  • Data Analysis, data interpretation, analytical ability, and logical reasoning
  • Economic development in India since independence
  • Physical geography of India sub-continent
  • Regional, national and international ‘Current Affairs’
  • Disaster management
  • Indian polity and governance
  • General Science
  • The social-economic and political history of modern India with emphases on the Indian national movement
  • Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Cultural, Economic, Social, Political, and legal implications/problems


  • Strength of Material
  • Fluid Mechanics and Machinery


(a) Common to Civil and Mechanical Engineering

  • Ecosystems
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Environmental Science
  • Biodiversity
  • Principles of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

(b) Common to Mechanical and Agricultural Engineering

  • Engineering Drawing
  • Environmental Science
  • Biodiversity
  • Principles of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Manufacturing Technology

(c) Optional for Civil Engineering

  • Structural Analysis
  • Building Materials
  • Design of Concrete, Masonry, and Steel Structures
  • Construction Planning and Management
  • Hydraulics, and Water Resource Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
  • Surveying and Transport Engineering

(d) Optional for Mechanical Engineering

  • Thermodynamics
  • Engineering Materials
  • Turbomachines
  • Heat Transfer
  • Theory of Machines
  • Machine Design
  • Machine Drawing and Solid Modeling
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Manufacturing Science
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Industrial Engineering

Students need to work hard to cover up the whole syllabus. The online coaching classes for APPSC AEE are very helpful to the students. The books can confuse students but online classes are very simple and helpful. The applicants can learn tips and tricks to solve various problems. Along with this candidates can try the various mock test and grand tests to test their preparations. It is easy to understand in online classes, then in books. Go through this YouTube video to learn more.

Deep Shikha