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Group I Prelims – Syllabus and Study Plan

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Group I (Prelims) – Syllabus and Study Plan

tnpsc group 1 prelims study plan

(Syllabus) 

COMBINED CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION- I

Group –I Services (Preliminary Examination)

General Studies – Degree Standard

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 ‐ electronics & communications ‐ Heat, light and sound‐Atomic and nuclear physics‐Solid State Physics‐Spectroscopy – Geophysics ‐ Astronomy and space science. 

Chemistry ‐ Elements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts ‐ Oxidation and reduction – Chemistry of ores and metals ‐Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds‐Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides‐Biochemistry and biotechnology‐Electrochemistry‐Polymers and plastics 

Botany ‐ Main Concepts of life science‐The cell‐basic unit of life‐Classification of living organism‐Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration‐Excretion of metabolic waste‐Bio‐ communication 

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‐Alcoholism and drug abuse‐Animals, plants and human life. 

 

 

 

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

electronics & communications

Heat, light and sound

Atomic and nuclear physics

Solid State Physics

Spectroscopy

Geophysics

Astronomy and space science

 

 

Chemistry

Elements and Compounds

Acids, bases and salts

Oxidation and reduction

Chemistry of ores and metals

Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds

Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides

Biochemistry and biotechnology

Electro-chemistry

Polymers and plastics

 

 

Botany

Main Concepts of life science

The cell‐basic unit of life

Classification of living organism

Nutrition and dietetics

Respiration

Excretion of metabolic waste

Bio‐ communication 

 

 

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

Alcoholism and drug abuse

Animals, plants and human life

 

 

UNIT ‐ II

Current Events

 

History ‐ Latest diary of events – National ‐ National symbols ‐Profile of States‐Defence, national security and terrorism‐World organizations‐pacts and summits‐Eminent persons & places in news‐Sports & games‐Books & authors ‐Awards & honours‐Cultural panorama‐Latest historical events‐ India and its neighbours‐ Latest terminology‐ Appointments‐who is who? 

Political Science ‐ India’s foreign policy ‐ Latest court verdicts – public opinion ‐ 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 

 

 

 

History

Latest diary of events – National

National symbols

Profile of States

Defence, national security and terrorism

World organizations

pacts and summits

Eminent persons & places in news‐Sports & games

Books & authors

Awards & honours

Cultural panorama

Latest historical events

India and its neighbours

Latest terminology

Appointments‐who is who?

 

 

Political Science

India’s foreign policy

Latest court verdicts

public opinion

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

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UNIT – III

Geography

 

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‐Transport & communication‐Social geography – population‐density and distribution‐Natural calamities – disaster management‐Climate change ‐ impact and consequences ‐ mitigation measures‐Pollution Control 

 

 

 

Geography

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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

Transport & communication

Social geography – population‐density and distribution

Natural calamities

disaster management

Climate change ‐ impact and consequences ‐mitigation measures

Pollution Control

 

 

UNIT – IV

History and culture of India

 

History and culture of India ‐ Pre‐historic events ‐Indus valley civilization‐Vedic, Aryan and Sangam age‐Maurya dynasty‐Buddhism and Jainism‐ Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas‐Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis‐ 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. 

 

 

 

History and culture of India

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Pre‐historic events

Indus valley civilization

Vedic – Aryans

Sangam age

Maurya dynasty

Buddhism and Jainism

Guptas

Delhi Sultans

Mughals

Marathas

Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis

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

 

INDIAN POLITY ‐ Constitution of India ‐ Preamble to the constitution ‐ Salient features of constitution ‐ Union, State and territory ‐ Citizenship‐rights amend duties ‐ 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 ‐ Civil services in India ‐ Administrative challenges in a welfare state ‐ Complexities of district administration ‐ Elections ‐ Election Commission Union and State ‐ Official language and Schedule‐VIII ‐ 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‐ Voluntary organizations and public grievances redressal ‐ Consumer protection forms 

 

 

 

Indian Polity

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Constitution of India

Preamble to the constitution

Salient features of constitution

Union, State and territory ‐ Citizenship‐rights amend duties

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

Civil services in India

Administrative challenges in a welfare state

Complexities of district administration

Elections

Election Commission Union and State

Official language and Schedule‐VIII

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

Voluntary organizations and public grievances redressal

Consumer protection forms 

 

 

UNIT – VI

Indian Economy

 

INDIAN ECONOMY ‐ Nature of Indian economy ‐ Five‐year plan models‐ an assessment ‐ Land reforms & agriculture ‐ Application of science in agriculture ‐ Industrial growth ‐ Capital formation and investment‐Role of public sector & disinvestment ‐ Development of infrastructure‐ National income ‐ Public finance & fiscal policy ‐ Price policy & public distribution‐ Banking, money & monetary policy ‐ Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) ‐ WTO‐globalization & privatization ‐ 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 

 

 

 

Indian Economy

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Nature of Indian economy

Five‐year plan models‐ an assessment

Land reforms 

Agriculture

Application of science in agriculture

Industrial growth

Capital formation and investment

Role of public sector & disinvestment

Development of infrastructure

National income

Public finance & fiscal policy

Price policy & public distribution

Banking, money & monetary policy

Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

WTO

globalization & privatization

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 – VII

Indian National Movement

 

INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT ‐ National renaissance‐ Early uprising against British rule‐1857 Revolt‐ Indian National Congress ‐ Emergence of national leaders‐ Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji ‐Growth of militant movements ‐Different modes of agitations‐Era of different Acts & Pacts‐World war & final phase struggle ‐ 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 

 

 

 

Indian National

Movement

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National renaissance

Early uprising against British rule

1857 Revolt

Indian National Congress

Emergence of national leaders‐ Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji

Growth of militant movements

Different modes of agitations

Era of different Acts & Pacts

World war & final phase struggle

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 – VIII

Aptitude & Mental Ability Tests

 

APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY TESTS ‐ Conversion of information to data ‐ Collection, compilation and presentation of data ‐ Tables, graphs, diagrams‐ Parametric representation of data‐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‐ Behavioral ability ‐ Basic terms, Communications in information technology ‐ Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ‐ Decision making and problem solving 

Logical Reasoning ‐ Puzzles – Dice ‐ Visual Reasoning‐ Alpha numeric Reasoning‐ Number Series ‐ Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences

 

 

 

Aptitude & Mental

Ability Tests

Conversion of information to data

Collection, compilation and presentation of data

Tables, graphs, diagrams

Parametric representation of data

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

Behavioral ability

Basic terms, Communications in

information technology

Application of Information and

Communication Technology (ICT)

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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