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Group I Mains – Syllabus and Study Plan

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Group I (Mains) – Syllabus and Study Plan

tnpsc group 1 mains study plan

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COMBINED CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION- I

Group – I Services (Main Examination) ( Degree Standard) 

 

 

PAPER – I 

(General studies)

UNIT- I : Modern history of India and Indian culture 

UNIT- II : Social issues in India and Tamil Nadu 

UNIT- III : General Aptitude & Mental Ability (SSLC Standard

 

 

PAPER – II

(General studies)

UNIT- I : Indian Polity and emerging political trends across the world affecting India 

UNIT-II : Role and impact of Science and Technology in the development of India 

UNIT- III : Tamil Society ‐ Its Culture and Heritage 

 

 

PAPER – III 

(General studies)

UNIT- I : Geography of India with special reference to Tamil Nadu 

UNIT- II : Environment, Bio Diversity and Disaster Management 

UNIT- III : Indian Economy – Current economic trends and impact of global economy on India 

2020 TNPSC Annual Recruitment Planner 

http://www.tnpsc.gov.in/2020_ARP_Planner_20_12_2019.pdf

 

UNIT- I: MODERN HISTORY OF INDIA AND INDIAN CULTURE 

Advent of European invasion ‐ Expansion and consolidation of British rule – Early uprising against British rule ‐ 1857 Revolt – Indian National Congress ‐ Growth of militant movements ‐ Different modes of agitations – Emergence of national leaders ‐ Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji, Moulana Abulkalam Azad, Ambedkar and Patel ‐ Era of different Acts & Pacts ‐ Second World War & final phase struggle ‐ Communalism led to partition. 

Effect of British rule on socio‐economic factors ‐ National renaissance – Socio religious reform movements. 

India since independence ‐ Characteristics of Indian culture ‐ Unity in diversity ‐ Race, Language, Religion Custom ‐ India: a secular state ‐ Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama and music. 

Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐ Bharathiar, VOC, Subramania Siva, Rajaji, Periyar and others – Political parties and Welfare schemes. 

Latest diary of events: National and International ‐ National symbols- Eminent personalities & places in news ‐ Sports & Games ‐ Books & Authors ‐ Awards & Honours ‐ Cultural panorama ‐ Latest historical events – Latest terminology ‐ Appointments ‐ who is who? 

 

 

 

 

UNIT- I

MODERN HISTORY OF INDIA AND INDIAN CULTURE 

Advent of European invasion

Expansion and consolidation of British  rule

Early uprising against British rule

1857 Revolt

Indian National Congress

Growth of militant movements

Different modes of agitations

Emergence of national leaders – Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji, Moulana Abul kalam Azad, Ambedkar and Patel

Era of different Acts & Pacts

Second World War & final phase struggle

Communalism led to partition

 

Effect of British rule on socio‐economic factors

National renaissance

Socio religious reform movements

 

India since independence

Characteristics of Indian culture

Unity in diversity

Race, Language, Religion Custom

India: a secular state

Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama and music

 

Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐ Bharathiar, VOC, Subramania Siva, Rajaji, Periyar and others

Political parties and Welfare schemes

 

Latest diary of events

National and International

National symbols

Eminent personalities & places in news

Sports & Games

Books & Authors

Awards & Honours

Cultural panorama

Latest historical events

Latest terminology

Appointments ‐ who is who?

 

 

UNIT- II : SOCIAL ISSUES IN INDIA AND TAMIL NADU 

Population Explosion ‐ Unemployment issues in India & Tamil Nadu ‐ Child Abuse & Child Labour – Poverty – Rural and Urban Sanitation – Illiteracy. 

Women Empowerment ‐ Role of the Government in Women Empowerment – Social injustice to Women ‐ Domestic violence, Dowry menace, Sexual assault – Role of women and women’s organisations 

Social changes in India – Urbanization and its impact on the society – Problems and remedies ‐ Impact of violence on Society – Religious violence, Terrorism and Communal violence ‐ Regional Disparities ‐ Problems of Minorities ‐ Human Rights issues. 

Education – Linkage between Education and Social Development ‐ Community Development Programmes ‐ Employment Guarantee Schemes ‐ Self Employment and Entrepreneurship Development ‐ Role of N.G.Os in Social Welfare – Government Policy on Health. 

Welfare Schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Central and State governments and their performance. 

Current Affairs 

 

UNIT- II

SOCIAL ISSUES IN INDIA AND TAMIL NADU

Population Explosion

Unemployment issues in India & Tamil Nadu

Child Abuse & Child Labour

Poverty

Rural and Urban Sanitation

Illiteracy

 

Women Empowerment

Role of the Government in Women  Empowerment

Social injustice to Women

Domestic violence, Dowry menace, Sexual assault

Role of women and women’s organisations 

 

Social changes in India

Urbanization and its impact on the society – Problems and remedies

 

Impact of violence on Society

Religious violence, Terrorism and Communal violence

 

Regional Disparities

Problems of Minorities

Human Rights issues

 

Education – Linkage between Education and Social Development

Community Development Programmes

Employment Guarantee Schemes 

Self Employment and Entrepreneurship Development

Role of N.G.Os in Social Welfare

Government Policy on Health

Welfare Schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Central and State governments and their performance

 

Current Affairs 

 

 

UNIT-III : GENERAL APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY 

(SSLC Standard) 

Conversion of information to data ‐ Collection, compilation and presentation of data ‐ Tables, Graphs, Diagrams ‐ Parametric representation of data ‐ Analytical interpretation of data ‐ Percentage ‐ Highest Common Factor (HCF) ‐ Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) ‐ Ratio and Proportion ‐ Simple interest ‐ Compound interest ‐ Area ‐ Volume‐ Time and Work – Probability. 

Information technology ‐ Basic terms, Communications ‐ Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ‐ Decision making and problem solving ‐ Basics in Computers / Computer terminology. 

 

 

 

 

UNIT-III

GENERAL APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY 

(SSLC Standard) 

Conversion of information to data

Collection, compilation and presentation of data

Tables, Graphs, Diagrams

Parametric representation of data

Analytical interpretation of data

Percentage

Highest Common Factor (HCF)

Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)

Ratio and Proportion

Simple interest

Compound interest

Area

Volume

Time and Work

Probability

Information technology ‐ Basic terms, Communications

Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Decision making and problem solving

Basics in Computers / Computer terminology

 

 

UNIT – I : INDIAN POLITY AND EMERGING POLITICAL TRENDS ACROSS

THE WORLD AFFECTING INDIA 

Constitution of India: Historical background – Making of the Indian Constitution – Preamble – Salient features of the Indian Constitution – Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties – Directive Principles of State Policy – Schedules to the Indian Constitution. 

Union Executive: President, Vice – President, Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Attorney General of India. 

Union Legislature: Parliament: Lok – Sabha and Rajya – Sabha – Composition, Powers, Functions and Legislative procedures. 

Union Judiciary: Structure, Powers and Functions of the Supreme Court – Judicial Review – Latest Verdicts. 

State Executive: Governor, Chief Minister – Speaker and Council of Ministers , Advocate General of the State. 

State Legislature: State Legislative Assembly – Organization, Powers and Functions. 

State Judiciary: Organisation, Powers and Functions of High Courts, District Courts and Subordinate Courts. 

Local Government: Historical Development – Features and working of 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1992. 

Union Territories: Evolution of States and Union Territories – Administration of Union Territories. 

Federalism in India: Centre – State Relations – Centre – State Administrative Relations – Centre – State Legislative Relations and Centre – State Financial Relations. 

Civil Services in India: Historical background – Classification of Civil Services – Recruitment & Training of Civil Servants. 

State Services: Classification of State Services and Recruitment. 

Official Language: Constitutional provision – Official Language Act, VIII Schedule to the Constitution. 

Amendments: Major Amendments to the Indian Constitution. 

Special Status to Jammu & Kashmir: Art 370. 

Political Parties: National & Regional parties, Pressure Groups, Interest Groups, Public Opinion, Mass Media, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and their role. 

Issue Areas in Indian Administration: Corruption in India – Anti – Corruption Measures – CVC – Lok Adalats – Ombudsman – RTI Act – Minister – Secretary Relationship – Generalist Vs. Specialist controversy. 

Constitutional and Non-Constitutional Bodies – Composition, Powers and Functions. 

Profile of States – Defence, National Security and Terrorism – World Organisations – Pacts and Summits. 

India’s Foreign Policy: Foreign Affairs with Special emphasis on India’s relations with neighbouring countries and in the region – Security and defence related issues – Nuclear Policy – Issues and conflicts. The Indian Diaspora and its contribution to India and to the World. 

Current Affairs 

 

 

 

 

UNIT – I

INDIAN POLITY AND EMERGING POLITICAL TRENDS ACROSS THE WORLD AFFECTING INDIA

Constitution of India

Historical background

Making of the Indian Constitution

Preamble

Salient features of the Indian Constitution

Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties

Directive Principles of State Policy

Schedules to the Indian Constitution

 

Union Executive

President

Vice – President

Prime Minister and Council of Ministers

Attorney General of India

 

Union Legislature

Parliament – Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha

Composition, Powers, Functions and Legislative procedures

 

Union Judiciary

Structure, Powers and Functions of the Supreme Court

Judicial Review 

Latest Verdicts

 

State Executive

Governor

Chief Minister

Speaker

Council of Ministers

Advocate General of the State

 

State Legislature

State Legislative Assembly

Organization, Powers and Functions 

 

State Judiciary

Organisation, Powers and Functions of High Court

District Courts and Subordinate Courts

 

Local Government

Historical Development

Features and working of 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1992

 

Union Territories

Evolution of States and Union Territories 

Administration of Union Territories

 

Federalism in India

Centre – State Relations

Centre – State Administrative Relations

Centre – State Legislative Relations

Centre – State Financial Relations. 

 

Civil Services in India

Historical background

Classification of Civil Services

Recruitment & Training of Civil Servant

 

State Services

Classification of State Services and Recruitment 

 

Official Language

Constitutional provision

Official Language Act

VIII Schedule to the Constitution

 

Amendments

Major Amendments to the Indian Constitution 

 

Special Status to Jammu & Kashmir

Art 370

 

Political Parties

National & Regional parties

Pressure Groups

Interest Groups

Public Opinion

Mass Media

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and their role

 

Issue Areas in Indian Administration

Corruption in India

Anti – Corruption Measures

CVC

Lok Adalats

Ombudsman

RTI Act

Minister – Secretary Relationship

Generalist Vs. Specialist controversy

 

Constitutional Bodies – Composition, Powers and Functions

Non-Constitutional Bodies – Composition, Powers and Functions

 

Profile of States

Defence, National Security and Terrorism

World Organisations

Pacts and Summits

 

India’s Foreign Policy

Foreign Affairs with Special emphasis on India’s relations with neighbouring countries and in the region

Security and defence related issues

Nuclear Policy – Issues and conflicts

The Indian Diaspora and its contribution to India and to the World

 

Current Affairs 

 

 

UNIT – II : ROLE AND IMPACT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF INDIA 

Science and Technology – Role, Achievements and Developments – Their applications and effects in everyday life ‐ Energy ‐ Conventional and Non-conventional – Self sufficiency ‐ Oil exploration ‐ Defence Research Organizations and other science and technology institutions – Ocean Research and Development – Role and Functions. 

Advancements in the fields of I.T., Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-Technology ‐ Mobile Communication – Remote sensing and its benefits. 

Health and hygiene ‐ Human diseases – Prevention and remedies ‐ Communicable diseases and non‐communicable diseases – Genetic Engineering – Organ transplantation – Stem cell Technology – Medical Tourism – Advancements in Horticulture & Agriculture. 

Achievements of Indians in the fields of Science and Technology. 

Latest inventions in science & technology. 

 

UNIT – II

ROLE AND IMPACT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF INDIA 

Science and Technology

Role, Achievements and Developments

Their applications and effects in everyday life

Energy

Conventional and Non-conventional

Self sufficiency

Oil exploration

Defence Research Organizations and other science and technology institutions

Ocean Research and Development – Role and Functions

Advancements in the fields of I.T., Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-Technology

Mobile Communication

Remote sensing and its benefits

Health and hygiene

Human diseases – Prevention and remedies

Communicable diseases and non‐communicable diseases

Genetic Engineering

Organ transplantation

Stem cell Technology

Medical Tourism

Advancements in Horticulture & Agriculture

Achievements of Indians in the fields of Science and Technology

Latest inventions in science & technology

 

 

UNIT – III : TAMIL SOCIETY – ITS CULTURE AND HERITAGE 

(Candidates may answer the questions in this unit EITHER in Tamil OR in English)

1) Tamil Society : Origin and expansion. 

2) Art and Culture : Literature, Music, Film, Drama, Architecture, Sculpture, Paintings and Folk Arts. 

3) Socio – economic history of Tamil Nadu from Sangam age to till date. 

4) Growth of Rationalist, Dravidian movements in Tamil Nadu – Their role in the socio – economic development of Tamil Nadu. 

5) Social and cultural life of contemporary Tamils : Caste, Religion, Women, Politics, Education, Economy, Trade and relationship with other countries. 

6) Tamil and other Disciplines: Mass Media, Computer etc. 

 

 

 

 

UNIT – III

TAMIL SOCIETY – ITS CULTURE AND HERITAGE 

(Candidates may answer the questions in this unit EITHER in Tamil OR in English)

1) Tamil Society : Origin and expansion. 

2) Art and Culture : Literature, Music, Film, Drama, Architecture, Sculpture, Paintings and Folk Arts. 

3) Socio – economic history of Tamil Nadu from Sangam age to till date. 

4) Growth of Rationalist, Dravidian movements in Tamil Nadu – Their role in the socio – economic development of Tamil Nadu. 

5) Social and cultural life of contemporary Tamils: Caste, Religion, Women, Politics, Education, Economy, Trade and relationship with other countries. 

6) Tamil and other Disciplines: Mass Media, Computer etc. 

 

 

UNIT-I : GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO 

TAMILNADU 

Location – Physical features – Major Rivers – Weather & Climate – Monsoon, Rainfall ‐ Natural resources:- Soil, Water, Forest, Minerals and Wild life – Agricultural pattern – Livestock – Fisheries – Industries; Major industries – Growth and Development – Social- Cultural geography – Population : Growth, Density and Distribution – Racial, linguistic and major tribes. 

Oceanography – Bottom relief features of Indian Ocean, Arabian sea and Bay of Bengal. 

Basics of Geospatial Technology: Geographical Information System (GIS) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). 

Map: Geographical landmarks – India and its neighbours. 

Current Affairs 

 

 

 

 

UNIT-I

GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO TAMILNADU

Location

Physical features

Major Rivers

Weather & Climat

Monsoon, Rainfall

Natural resources:- Soil, Water, Forest, Minerals and Wild life

Agricultural pattern

Livestock

Fisheries

Industries; Major industries – Growth and Development

Social- Cultural geography

Population : Growth, Density and Distribution

Racial, linguistic and major tribes. 

 

Oceanography

Bottom relief features of Indian Ocean, Arabian sea and Bay of Bengal

Basics of Geospatial Technology

Geographical Information System (GIS) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)

 

Map: Geographical landmarks – India and its neighbours

 

Current Affairs

 

 

UNIT II: ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY AND DISASTER 

MANAGEMENT 

Ecology: Structure and function of Ecosystem – Ecological succession – Biodiversity conservation: Types – Biodiversity Hot Spots in India – Biodiversity : Significance and Threats – In situ and Ex situ conservation measures – Roles of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) & Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). 

Environmental Pollution and Management: Air, Water, Soil, Thermal and Noise pollution and control strategies – Solid and Hazardous waste management – Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA): Steps in EIA process – Environmental Clearance – Environmental Auditing. 

Climate Change: Global Environmental Issues and Management – Changes in monsoon pattern in Tamil Nadu and India – Environmental consequences of climate change and mitigation measures – Clean and Green Energy – Environmental Sustainability. 

Environmental Laws, Policies & Treaties in India and Global scenario – Natural calamities and Disaster Management – Environmental Health and Sanitation. 

Current Affairs 

 

 

 

 

UNIT II

ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Ecology

Structure and function of Ecosystem

Ecological succession

 

Biodiversity conservation

Types

Biodiversity Hot Spots in India

 

Biodiversity

Significance and Threats

In situ and Ex situ conservation measures

Roles of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

 

Environmental Pollution and Management

Air, Water, Soil, Thermal and Noise pollution and control strategies

Solid and Hazardous waste management

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Steps in EIA process

Environmental Clearance

Environmental Auditing

 

Climate Change

Global Environmental Issues and Management 

Changes in monsoon pattern in Tamil Nadu and India

Environmental consequences of climate change and mitigation measures

Clean and Green Energy

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Laws, Policies & Treaties in India and Global scenario

Natural calamities and Disaster Management

Environmental Health and Sanitation

Current Affairs

 

 

UNIT III : INDIAN ECONOMY – CURRENT ECONOMIC TRENDS AND 

IMPACT OF GLOBAL ECONOMY ON INDIA 

Features of Indian Economy – Demographical profile of India – National Income – Capital formation – NEP (New Economic Policy) – NITI AYOG – National Development Council. 

Agriculture – Role of Agriculture – Land reforms – New Agricultural Strategy – Green Revolution – Price Policy, Public Distribution System (PDS), Subsidy, Food Security– Agricultural Marketing, Crop Insurance, Labour – Rural credit & indebtness – WTO & Agriculture. 

Industry – Growth ‐ Policy – Role of public sector and disinvestment – Privatisation and Liberalization – Public Private Partnership (PPP) – SEZs. – MSMEs. – Make in India. 

Infrastructure in India – Transport System – Energy – Power – Communication – Social Infrastructure – Science & Technology – R&D. 

Banking & Finance – Banking, Money & Finance – Central Bank – Commercial Bank – NBFIs. – Stock Market – Financial Reforms – Financial Stability – Monetary Policy – RBI & Autonomy. 

Public Finance – Sources of Revenue – Tax & Non-Tax Revenue – Canons of taxation – GST – Public expenditure – Public debt – Finance Commission – Fiscal Policy. 

Issues in Indian Economy – Poverty & inequality – Poverty alleviation programmes – MGNREGA – New Welfare programmes for rural poverty – Unemployment – Inflation – Inflation targeting – Sustainable economic growth – Gender issues. 

India’s Foreign Trade – BOP, EX-IM Policy, FOREX Market, FDI; Globalization & its impact – Global economic crisis & impact on Indian economy. 

International Agencies – IMF (International Monetary Fund) World Bank – BRICS – SAARC – ASEAN. 

Tamil Nadu Economy & Issues – Gross State Domestic Product – Trends in State’s economic growth – Demographic profile of Tamil Nadu – Agriculture – Industry & entrepreneurship development in Tamil Nadu – Infrastructure – Power, Transportation systems – Social Infrastructure – SHGs. & Rural Women empowerment – Rural poverty & unemployment – Environmental issues – Regional economic disparities – Local Government – Recent government welfare programmes. 

Current Affairs 

 

 

 

 

UNIT III

INDIAN ECONOMY – CURRENT ECONOMIC TRENDS AND IMPACT OF GLOBAL ECONOMY ON INDIA

Features of Indian Economy

Demographical profile of India

National Income

Capital formation

NEP (New Economic Policy)

NITI AYOG

National Development Council

 

Agriculture

Role of Agriculture

Land reforms

New Agricultural Strategy

Green Revolution

Price Policy, Public Distribution System (PDS), Subsidy, Food Security

Agricultural Marketing, Crop Insurance 

Labour

Rural credit & indebtness

WTO & Agriculture

 

Industry

Growth

Policy

Role of public sector and disinvestment 

Privatization and Liberalization

Public Private Partnership (PPP) 

SEZs

MSMEs

Make in India

 

Infrastructure in India

Transport System

Energy

Power

Communication

Social Infrastructure

Science & Technology

R&D

 

Banking & Finance

Banking, Money & Finance

Central Bank

Commercial Bank

NBFIs

Stock Market

Financial Reforms

Financial Stability

Monetary Policy

RBI & Autonomy

Public Finance

Sources of Revenue

Tax & Non-Tax Revenue

Canons of taxation

GST

Public expenditure

Public debt

Finance Commission

Fiscal Policy

 

Issues in Indian Economy

Poverty & inequality

Poverty alleviation programmes

MGNREGA

New Welfare programmes for rural poverty

Unemployment

Inflation

Inflation targeting

Sustainable economic growth

Gender issues

 

India’s Foreign Trade

BOP, EX-IM Policy, FOREX Market, FDI

Globalization & its impact

Global economic crisis & impact on Indian economy

 

International Agencies

IMF (International Monetary Fund)

World Bank

BRICS

SAARC

ASEAN

 

Tamil Nadu Economy & Issues

Gross State Domestic Product

Trends in State’s economic growth

Demographic profile of Tamil Nadu 

Agriculture

Industry & entrepreneurship development in Tamil Nadu 

Infrastructure

Power, Transportation systems

Social Infrastructure 

SHGs. & Rural Women empowerment

Rural poverty & unemployment 

Environmental issues

Regional economic disparities

Local Government

Recent government welfare programmes

Current Affairs 

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