How to Prepare APPSC AE General Studies & Mental Abilities: Check Preparation Tips & Tricks

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: October 17th, 2023

General Studies and Mental Ability section are the two easy-to-score subject of the APPSC AE Exam. The APPSC AE GS & Mental Ability section carries 150 questions of 1 mark each. Thus, scoring at least 130+ will help in improving your overall score as well. So, to help you out, we have provided you with important tips and tricks to prepare for APPSC AE General Studies and Mental Ability syllabus to score better marks. 

APPSC AE General studies cover topics such as environment, intelligence quotient, sports events, etc. On the other hand, the APPSC AE mental ability syllabus aims to test the basic arithmetical knowledge of the candidates such as data interpretation, mean, mode, median, etc. based on class 10th syllabus. Therefore, candidates should practice a lot to attain good command of these topics to score well in the APPSC AE exam. Let’s learn about General Studies and the Mental Ability preparation tips and strategies for the APPSC Recruitment 2022.

APPSC AE General Studies & Mental Ability Syllabus 

Let us first understand the APPSC AE Syllabus for General studies and mental ability. The following are the important topics that must be covered by the candidates appearing for APPSC AE exam 2022. 

  • National and international events.
  • Current affairs- international, national, and regional
  • General Science along with developments in Science & Technology and Information Technology
  • Social, economic and political history of India with emphasis on Andhra Pradesh
  • Indian Polity and Indian Constitution
  • Economic reforms and e-governance initiatives with specific reference to Andhra Pradesh
  • Indian Geography with an emphasis on the Geography of Andhra Pradesh
  • Disaster Management
  • Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection
  • Reasoning questions 
  • Analytical ability
  • Data Interpretation (DI)
  • Tabulation of data
  • Visual representation of data
  • Mean Median Mode, Variance
  • Administrative, Economic, Cultural, Political reforms in Andhra Pradesh with its legal impacts on Andhra Pradesh

Aspirants must note that while preparing for the GS, more emphasis should be given to Andhra Pradesh-related topics.

Tips To Prepare APPSC AE General Studies & Mental Abilities

General studies topics are easy but do not have any dedicated book designed to cover the complete APPSC AE Syllabus. Therefore, a lot of books are recommended by the experts to learn the general studies syllabus specific topics which are difficult for an individual. So, one can join some institute to learn the General Studies. While the Mental Abilities is easy and there are resources available online as well as offline from where aspirants can learn and practice questions.

But in case any candidate is confident and dedicated that he can himself learn the General Studies Syllabus topics as mentioned in the earlier section of this article, then for them, it is recommended to follow newspapers, magazines, and NCERT textbooks.

Candidates preparing for the APPSC AE exam can also learn from the BYJU’S Exam Prep Application, On BYJU’S Exam Prep App there is a live class of our star faculty Indrajeet Jaiswal Sir, who takes classes of GS daily at 5:00 Pm.

Preparation Tips & Strategy for APPSC AE GS & Mental Abilities Paper

  1. To prepare for General Studies & Mental abilities candidates should primarily learn, then practice, and lastly, analyze for the area of improvement.
  2. Revision should be given more importance throughout the preparation of the APPSC AE exam. More you revise the General Studies & Mental abilities syllabus to get a stronghold.
  3. While learning general studies & mental abilities topics try to make shorter & shorter notes. These notes will be highly effective during the revision on the last day before the APPSC AE exam.
  4. Try to follow some newspapers & magazines dedicatedly for the General Studies paper for the APPSC AE exam. Whenever you feel bored while learning General Studies switch to the mental abilities topics or try to add some small breaks.
  5. Give emphasis on the Andhra Pradesh GK as you are likely to be asked questions based on Andhra Pradesh’s geography, history, art, culture, heritage and more! 

To improve their self-confidence candidates should learn from the previous year’s question paper and practice mock test papers for the APPSC AE exam.

All the best for your APPSC AE exam. Hope this article will help in your preparation for the General Studies & Mental Abilities for APPSC AE exam 2022.

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