COMBINED CIVIL SERVICES – II
Group – II (CSSE ‐I) Services
Main Examination General Studies (Degree Standard)
I. Role and impact of science and Technology in the Development of India and Tamil Nadu.
Nature of universe‐General scientific laws‐Scientific instruments‐Inventions and discoveries ‐ Science glossary‐Physical quantities, standards and units ‐Mechanics and properties of matter‐ Force, motion and energy‐Heat, light and sound‐Magnetism, ‐electricity and electronics ‐ Elements and ‐compounds ‐Acids, bases and salts‐Oxidation and reduction‐Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds‐Fertilizers ‐pesticides, insecticides ‐Main concepts of life science‐The cell ‐ basic unit of life‐Classification of living organism‐Nutrition ‐and dietetics‐Respiration ‐Blood and blood –circulation‐Endocrine system‐Reproductive system‐Animals, plants and human life‐ Govt. policy ‐organizations on Science and Technology‐Role, achievement & impact of Science and ‐technology‐Energy ‐ self sufficiency ‐ oil exploration‐ Genetics ‐ the science of heredity‐ Environment, ecology, health and ‐hygiene, Bio ‐ diversity and its conservation‐Human diseases, prevention and remedies‐Communicable diseases and non ‐ communicable diseases‐Alcoholism and Drug abuse‐ Computer ‐science and advancement
II. Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamil Nadu
State government organization ‐ structure, functions and control mechanism‐District administration ‐ role in people’s welfare oriented programmes‐ Industrial map of Tamil Nadu ‐role of state government‐Public Services ‐‐ role of recruitment agencies‐State finance ‐ resources, budget and financial administration‐Use of IT in administration ‐ e‐governance in the State‐Natural calamities – Disaster Management Union and State ‐Social welfare ‐ Government sponsored schemes with reference to Tamil Nadu‐Relationship between State and Union‐Industrial map of India ‐Public Services ‐ role of recruitment agencies in Union Government‐ Social welfare ‐ government sponsored schemes by Government of India
III.Socio ‐ Economic Issues in India/ Tamil Nadu
Population Explosion‐ Unemployment issues in India & Tamil Nadu‐ Child Labour‐ Economic Issues (a) Poverty (b) Sanitation‐ Rural and Urban (c) Corruption in public life ‐ Anti ‐Corruption ‐measures ‐ CVC, Lok‐adalats, Ombudsman, CAG.‐Illiteracy‐ Women Empowerment – Role of the Govt. in Women Empowerment ‐ Social injustice to womenfolk ‐ Domestic violence, dowry menace, sexual assault‐Impact of violence on the growth of the nation – Religious violence, ‐‐Terrorism and Communal violence.‐ Human Rights issues‐Right to information ‐ Central and State Commission.‐ Education – Linkage between Education and Economic Growth‐Community Development Programme‐Employment Guarantee Scheme‐Self Employment and Entrepreneurship Development‐Role of N.G.O’s in Social Welfare – Govt. Policy on Health.