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Group IV – General Studies – Syllabus and Study Plan

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Group IV (General Studies) – Syllabus and Study Plan

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(Syllabus) 

COMBINED CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION- IV

Group –IV Examination

General Studies – S.S.L.C Standard

TOPICS FOR OBJECTIVE TYPE

 

 

UNIT – I

General science

 

Physics ‐ Nature of Universe ‐ General Scientific laws ‐ Scientific instruments ‐ Inventions and discoveries‐National scientific laboratories‐Mechanics and properties of matter‐Physical quantities, standards and units‐Force, motion and energy‐Electricity, Magnetism & electronics- Heat, light and sound 

Chemistry ‐ Elements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts ‐Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides

Botany ‐ Main Concepts of life science‐Classification of living organism‐Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration 

Zoology ‐ Blood and blood circulation‐Reproductive system‐Environment, ecology, health and hygiene‐Human diseases, prevention and remedies‐Communicable diseases and non‐ communicable diseases‐Animals, plants and human life. 

 

 

 

Physics

Nature of Universe

General Scientific laws

Scientific instruments

Inventions and discoveries

National scientific laboratories

Mechanics and properties of matter

Physical quantities, standards and units

Force, motion and energy

Electricity, Magnetism & electronics

Heat, light and sound

 

 

Chemistry

Elements and Compounds

Acids, bases and salts

Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides

 

 

Botany

Main Concepts of life science

Classification of living organism

Nutrition and dietetics

Respiration

 

 

Zoology

Blood and blood circulation

Reproductive system

Environment, ecology, health and hygiene

Human diseases, prevention and remedies – Communicable diseases and non‐ communicable diseases

Animals, plants and human life

 

 

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-India and its neighbours 

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

Geography ‐ Geographical landmarks

Economics‐ Current socio‐economic problems

Science ‐ Latest inventions on science & technology 

 

 

 

History

Latest diary of events – National

National symbols

Profile of States

Eminent persons & places in news‐Sports & games

Books & authors

Awards & honours

India and its neighbours

 

 

Political Science

Problems in conduct of public elections

Political parties and political system in India

Public awareness & General administration

Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility

Geography Geographical landmarks 
Economics Current socio‐economic problems 
Science Latest inventions on science & technology

2020 TNPSC Annual Recruitment Planner 

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

 

UNIT – III

Geography

 

Geography ‐ Earth and Universe ‐ Solar system‐Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate ‐ Water resources ‐ rivers in India ‐ Soil, minerals & natural resources‐Forest & wildlife‐Agricultural pattern‐Transport including surface transport & communication‐Social geography – population‐density and distribution‐Natural calamities – disaster management

 

 

 

Geography

Earth and Universe

Solar system

Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate

Water resources – rivers in India

Soil, minerals & natural resources

Forest & wildlife

Agricultural pattern

Transport including surface transport & communication

Social geography – population‐density and distribution

Natural calamities

disaster management

 

 

UNIT – IV

History and culture of India

 

History and culture of India ‐ Indus valley civilization‐Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas‐Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis‐ South Indian history‐Culture and Heritage of Tamil people‐India since independence‐ Characteristics of Indian culture‐Unity in diversity –race, colour, language, custom‐ India‐as secular state-Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN‐Political parties and populist schemes

 

 

 

History and culture of India

Indus valley civilization

Guptas

Delhi Sultans

Mughals

Marathas

Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis

South Indian history

Culture and Heritage of Tamil people

India since independence

Characteristics of Indian culture

Unity in diversity –race, colour, language, custom

India‐as secular state

Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN

Political parties and populist schemes

 

 

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 ‐Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu ‐ Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law-Elections‐ Official language and Schedule‐VIII-Corruption in public life ‐ Anti‐ corruption measures – Central Vigilance Commission, lok‐adalats, Ombudsman, Comptroller and Auditor General of India. ‐ Right to information‐ Empowerment of women‐ Consumer protection forms 

 

 

 

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

Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu

Judiciary in India

Rule of law/Due process of law

Elections

Official language and Schedule‐VIII

Corruption in public life ‐ Anti‐ corruption measures

Central Vigilance Commission

Lok‐adalats, Ombudsman

Comptroller and Auditor General of India

Right to information

Empowerment of women

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-Rural welfare oriented programmes ‐ Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty-Economic trends in Tamil Nadu

 

 

 

Indian Economy

Nature of Indian economy

Five‐year plan models‐ an assessment

Land reforms & agriculture

Application of science in agriculture

Industrial growth

Rural welfare oriented programmes

 

Social sector problems:

population

education

health

employment

poverty

Economic trends in Tamil Nadu

 

 

UNIT – VII

Indian National Movement

 

INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT ‐ National renaissance‐Emergence of national leaders‐ Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore‐Different modes of agitations‐ Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐ Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & Others

 

 

 

Indian National Movement

National renaissance

Emergence of national leaders‐ Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore

Different modes of agitations

Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle

Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & Others

 

 

UNIT – VIII

Aptitude & Mental Ability Tests

 

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

Logical Reasoning ‐ Puzzles – Dice ‐ Visual Reasoning‐ Alpha numeric Reasoning‐ Number Series

 

 

 

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 

 

 

Logical Reasoning

Puzzles

Dice

Visual Reasoning

Alpha numeric Reasoning

Number Series

 

TNPSC Group IV – Official Syllabus (Till – Jan 2020)

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