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TNPSC Syllabus for General Studies

TNPSC Examinations - New Syllabus

Subject: General Studies (OBJECTIVE tYPE)

UNIT 1: GENERAL SCIENCE
Physics

Nature of Universe, General Scientific Laws, Inventions and Discoveries, National Scientific laboratories, Mechanics and Properties of Matter, Physical Quantities, Standards and Units, Force, Motion and Energy Magnetism, Electricity and 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 including communicable and non-communicable diseases - prevention and remedies-Animals, plants and human life.

UNIT 2: CURRENT EVENTS
History:

Latest diary of events-national -National symbols-Profile of States-Eminent persons & Places in News-Sports & Games - Books & Authors -Awards & Honors-India and its neighbors.

Political Science:
  1. Problems in conduct of public elections
  2. Political parties and political system in India
  3. Public awareness & General administration
  4. Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility
Geography: Geographical Landmarks

Economics: Current Socio-Economic Problems

Science: Latest Inventions on Science & Technology

UNIT 3: GEOGRAPHY

Earth and Universe, Solar system, Monsoon, Rainfall, Weather & Climate and Water Resource,
Rivers in India, Soil, Minerals & Natural Resources, Forest & wildlife, Agricultural Pattern, Transport including Surface Transport & Communication, Social Geography, Population, Density and Distribution, Natural Calamities and Disaster Management.

UNIT 4: HISTORY AND CULTURE OF INDIA AND TAMIL NADU

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.

UNIT 5: 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 and 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, CVC, Lok-Adalats, Ombudsman, CAG, Right to Information, Empowerment of Women, Consumer protection forms.

UNIT 5: 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 Programmers, Social Sector Problems, Population, Education, Health, Employment, Poverty, Economic Trends in Tamil Nadu

UNIT 6: INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT

National Renaissance, Emergence of National Leaders, Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Different Modes of Agitations, Role of Tamil Nadu in Freedom Struggle, Rajaji, V. O. Chidambaram, Periyar, Bharathiar and Others.

UNIT 8: 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 and Number Series.


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