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TNPSC GROUP IIA Syllabus

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, lightand 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 – 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 – Socialreforms and religious movements – India since independence – Characteristics of Indian culture – Unity in diversity–race, colour, language, custom – India-as secular state – Organizations for finearts, 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, PanditRavishankar, 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-VII 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 topartition – Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle – Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar& Others – Birthof political parties/political system in India since independence.

Unit-VIII 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 Sequence.

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