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TNPSC GROUP II

TNPSC GROUP II SYLLABUS

COMBINED CIVIL SERVICES - II

Group – II (CSSE ‐I) Services

General Studies Preliminary Examination

Topics for Objective Type

 

Unit‐I General science :

Physics‐Universe‐General Scientific laws‐Scientific instruments‐Inventions and discoveries‐ National scientific laboratories‐Science glossary‐Mechanics and properties of matter‐Physical quantities, standards and units‐Force, motion and energy‐electricity and Magnetism ‐Heat, light and sound‐Atomic and nuclear physics.

Chemistry‐Elements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts‐Oxidation and reduction‐Chemistry of ores and metals‐Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds‐Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides

Botany‐‐Main Concepts of life science‐The cell‐basic unit of life‐Classification of living organism‐Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration

Zoology‐Blood and blood circulation‐Endocrine system‐Reproductive system‐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

        Unit‐II. Current Events

History Latest diary of events – National‐National symbols‐Profile of States ‐Eminent persons & places in news‐Sports & games‐Books & authors ‐Awards & honours‐Latest historical events‐‐ India and its neighbours ‐ Appointments‐who is who?

Political Science Problems in conduct of public elections‐ Political parties and political system in India‐ Public awareness & General administration ‐ Role of Voluntary organizations & Govt.,‐ Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility‐

Geography‐‐Geographical landmarks‐Policy on environment and ecology‐

Economics‐ Current socio‐economic problems New economic policy & govt. sector

Science Latest inventions on science & technology Latest discoveries in Health Science Mass media & communication

Unit III.

Geography : Earth and Universe‐Solar system‐Atmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphere‐Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate‐Water resources ‐rivers in India‐Soil, minerals & natural resources‐ Natural vegetation‐Forest & wildlife‐Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries‐ Social geography- population‐density and distribution‐Natural calamities – disaster management‐

Unit IV 

History and culture of India

South Indian history‐Culture and Heritage of Tamil people‐‐Advent of European invasion‐ Expansion and consolidation of British rule‐Effect of British rule on socio‐economic factors‐Social reforms and religious movements‐India since independence‐Characteristics of Indian culture‐Unity in diversity –race, colour, language, custom‐India‐as secular state‐Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama, music‐Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN‐Political parties and populist schemes‐ Prominent personalities in the various spheres – Arts, Science, literature and Philosophy  –  Mother  Teresa,  Swami  Vivekananda,  Pandit  Ravishankar  ,  M.S.Subbulakshmi, Rukmani Arundel and J.Krishnamoorthy etc.

UNIT‐V.

INDIAN POLITY

Constitution of India‐ Preamble to the constitution‐ Salient features of constitution‐ Union, State and territory ‐ Fundamental rights‐ Fundamental duties‐ Human rights charter‐ Union legislature – Parliament‐ State executive‐. State Legislature – assembly‐ Status of Jammu & Kashmir‐. Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu‐ Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law‐ Indian federalism – center – state relations‐ Emergency provisions‐ Elections ‐ Election Commission Union and State‐ Amendments to constitution‐ Schedules to constitution‐ Administrative reforms & tribunals‐ Corruption in public life‐ Anti‐corruption measures – Central Vigilance Commission, lok‐adalats, Ombudsman,         Comptroller and Auditor General of India‐ Right to information ‐ Central and State Commission‐ Empowerment of women.

UNIT‐ VI.

INDIAN ECONOMY

Nature of Indian economy‐ Five‐year plan models‐an assessment‐Land reforms & agriculture‐ Application of science in agriculture‐Industrial growth‐Role of public sector & disinvestment‐ Development of infrastructure‐ National income Rural welfare oriented programmes‐ Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty‐ HRD – sustainable economic growth‐ Economic trends in Tamil Nadu ‐ Energy Different sources and development‐ Finance Commission ‐ Planning Commission‐ National Development Council

UNIT ‐ VI.

INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT

Early uprising against British rule‐1857 Revolt‐ Indian National Congress‐Emergence of national leaders‐Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji‐Growth of militant movements ‐Communalism led to partition‐Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐ Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar& Others‐Birth of political parties /political system in India since independence—

 UNIT‐ VII.

APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY TESTS

Conversion of information to data‐‐Collection, compilation and presentation of data Tables, graphs, diagrams‐Analytical interpretation of data ‐Simplification‐Percentage‐Highest Common Factor (HCF)‐Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)‐Ratio and Proportion‐Simple interest‐Compound interest‐Area‐Volume‐Time and Work Decision making and problem solving‐Logical Reasoning‐ Puzzles‐Dice‐Visual Reasoning‐Alpha numeric Reasoning‐Number Series‐ Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences

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COMBINED CIVIL SERVICES – II

                                          Group – II (CSSE ‐I) Services

             Main Examination General Studies (Degree Standard)

                                      Descriptive Type

 

   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.

IV. Current issues at National Level

V. Current issues at State Level

 

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