The APPSC has defined the syllabus for optional subjects in the APPSCCE prelims as “the standard and syllabi of the subjects are approximately those of degree level course of the Indian universities.” The word ‘approximately’ doesn’t mean that the standard of questions would be strictly of graduate level. It categorically means that the standards of questions can be of graduate as well as postgraduate level.
The word ‘approximately’ doesn’t mean ‘below’ or ‘exactly’; it means ‘roughly’. For example, when someone says that his or her weight is approximately 75 kgs, it doesn’t mean that it is exactly or below 75 kgs. It means that it may be more than 75 kgs…