TNPSC SYLLABUS - Preliminary Test

GENERAL STUDIES SYLLBUS (150 QUESTIONS)

HISTORY

Pre‐historic events ‐Indus valley civilization‐Vedic, Aryan and Sangam age ‐Maurya dynasty‐Buddhism and Jainism‐ Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas - Advent of European invasion ‐ Expansion and consolidation of British rule‐Effect of British rule on socio ‐ economic factors ‐ Social reforms and religious movements

WHERE TO STUDY

  • 11 th History Chapter  1 – 4, 6 – 8, 10,  13 - 17, 19
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  • 11 th Ethics – I & C Chapter 2
  • 12 th Ethics and Indian Culture Chapter 3, 6, 7

POLITY

Constitution of India ‐ Preamble to the constitution ‐ Salient features of constitution ‐ Schedules to constitution , Union, State and territory ‐ Citizenship‐rights amend duties ‐ Fundamental rights ‐ Fundamental duties

WHERE TO STUDY

  • Indian Polity by M.Laxmikanth
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  • 12th Std Political Science Chapter 1
  • 11th Std Political science Chapter 4

HISTORY

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 ‐ Birth of political parties /political system in India since independence.

WHERE TO STUDY

  • 11 th History Chapter 18
  • 12 th History Chapter 1 - 9
  • History of Indian Freedom Struggle by G.Venkatesan Chapter 9 - 30

POLITY

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 - Official language and Schedule‐VIII ‐ Amendments to constitution

WHERE TO STUDY

  • Indian Polity by M.Laxmikanth
  • 12 th Political Science Chapter 2, 3, 4, 5
  • 11 th Political Science Chapter 12

HISTORY

Age of Vijayanagaram and the bhamanis‐South Indian history‐Culture and Heritage of Tamil people Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & Others
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

WHERE TO STUDY

  • 11 th Ethics and Indian Culture Chapter 1,3,4
  • 11 th History Chapter 5, 9, 11, 12
  • History of Indian Freedom Struggle by G.Venkatesan (Chapter 31).
  • 12 th Ethics Chapter 1, 2, 4
  • 11 th Political Science 14, 15

POLITY:All Constitutional Bodies

  • a. Election Commission, Elections, Electoral Reforms, Political Parties a. UPSC, SPSC
  • b. Finance Commission
  • c. National Commission for SC/ST/BC
  • d. Special Officer for Linguistic Minorities
  • e. CAG
  • f. AGI and AG of State
  • g. Tribunals h. Official Language
  • i. Public Service
  • j. Rights and Liabilities
  • k. Co-operative Societies
  • l. Authoritative Test of the Constitution in Hindi Language

All Non Constitutional Bodies and others:

  • a. Planning Commission
  • b. NITI Aayog
  • c. NDC
  • d. NCW, NCCR e. NHRC, SHRC
  • f. CIC, SIC
  • g. CVC, CBI, Lokpal, Lokayukta
  • h. Pressure Groups
  • i. Anti-defection Law
  • j. National Integration
  • k. Foreign Policy
  • l. Consumer Protection

WHERE TO STUDY

  • Indian Polity by M.Laxmikanth
  • 11 th Political Science Chapter 10.6 (E), 11
  • 12 th Political Science Chapter 6, 8

GEOGRAPHY

Location – Physical features

  • a. India and Geographical Features
  • b. Earthquake
  • c. Volcanoes
  • d. Geomorphology

Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate:

  • a. Atmosphere
  • b. Wind System
  • c. Pressure belts
  • d. Cyclones – Types e. Clouds

WHERE TO STUDY

  • 11 TH Geography Book
  • 11 th NCERT India: Physical Environment
  • Atlas

ECONOMY

Nature of Indian economy – Five year plan models – anAssessment – Planning Commission and NitiAyog.

WHERE TO STUDY

  • 12 th Economics – 2 & 11
  • 11 th Economics – 7 & 8
  • 12 th Commerce – 20
  • 11 th Commerce

GEOGRAPHY

Water resources ‐ rivers in India ‐ Soil, Energy and minerals resources

  • a. Multipurpose Projects
  • b. Industries and location

Natural resources‐Natural vegetation ‐ Forest & wildlife:

  • a. Total Forest + Tree Cover
  • b. State with high forest cover (Area, %)
  • c. Mangrove Cover(Area)
  • d. All wildlife conservation projects

Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries Transport & communication:

  • a. Road, Rail, Water, Air, Pipeline
  • b. Remote Sensing, GPS, Communication Satellites, GIS, Geoinformatics
  • c. Social Media

WHERE TO STUDY

  • 11 th NCERT India: Physical Environment
  • INDIA STATE OF FOREST REPORT 2019
  • 10th Geography book
  • http://wiienvis.nic.in/ Database/trd_8222.aspx
  • 12th NCERT India People and Economy
  • Atlas
  • 11 th Geography Book
  • ISRO Recent Achievements

ECONOMY

Sources of revenue – Reserve Bank of India – Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy - Finance Commission – Resource sharing between Union and State Governments - Goods and Services Tax

WHERE TO STUDY

  • 12 th Economy 5 – 10
  • 11th Economy 9
  • 12th Commerce
  • 11th Commerce 10, 11, 12, 32, 33

GEOGRAPHY

Social geography – population ‐ density and distribution:

  • a. Race, Cultural Realm
  • b. Tribes – World, India, TN
  • c. Settlements
  • d. Languages

Natural calamities – disaster management ‐ Climate change ‐ impact and consequences ‐ mitigation measures:

  • a. CHG, Protocols, Conventions
  • b. ODS
  • c. Sendai Framework
  • d. Watershed Management
  • e. Sustainable Development Goals
  • f. EIA
  • g. Disaster Management Authority at National and State level Pollution Control, Green Energy

WHERE TO STUDY

  • 8 thGeography Book- Term 2
  • 9th Geography Book Term 3
  • 10th Geography Book Volume 1, 2
  • 11th Geography Book
  • 12 th Geography Book
  • Atlas
  • SIA Environment Book

ECONOMY

Structure of Indian Economy and Employment Generation, Land reforms and Agriculture - Application of Science and Technology in agriculture - Industrial growth - Rural welfare oriented programmes – Social problems – Population, education, health, employment, poverty

WHERE TO STUDY

  • 11 th Economics 10, 11
  • 12th Economics
  • 11th Commerce – 21
  • 12th Commerce - 25

PHYSICS

Physical quantities, standards and units, Work, Energy and Power, Mechanics and properties of matter, ‐ Heat, Sound and Waves, Astronomy and space science

WHERE TO STUDY

  • 11 th Physics Volume 1+2(New)

CHEMISTRY

Elements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts ‐ Chemical Reaction - Oxidation and reduction – Environmental Chemistry

WHERE TO STUDY

  • 11th Chemistry Volume 1Unit 3,4, 5
  • 11th Chemistry Volume 2 Unit 11, 12, 15
  • 12th Chemistry Volume 1 Unit 1,2, 3,4

PHYSICS

Light, ‐ Electricity and Magnetism ‐ electronics & communications, Atomic and nuclear physics, Semiconductor Electronics, Recent Developments in Physics

WHERE TO STUDY

  • 12 th Physics Volume 1+2(New)

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CHEMISTRY

Chemistry of ores and metals ‐Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds‐ Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides‐Biochemistry and biotechnology‐Electrochemistry‐ Polymers and plastics, Chemistry in Everyday life

WHERE TO STUDY

12 th Chemistry Volume 2

  • Unit 12, 13, 14, 15
  • Unit 10 - Application

BOTANY

Main Concepts of life science‐The cell‐basic unit of life‐Classification of living organism, Bio molecules, Genetics and Bio-Technology

WHERE TO STUDY

11th Botany Volume 1

  • Unit 1,2,3

11th Botany Volume 2

  • Unit 4

12th Botany Volume 1

  • Unit 6, 7, 8

ZOOLOGY

Blood and blood circulation‐Endocrine system‐ Reproductive system ‐ Genetics the science of heredity ‐Environment, ecology, health and hygiene, Bio‐ diversity and its conservation

WHERE TO STUDY

11th Zoology Volume 1

  • Unit 1, 2,3

11th Zoology Volume 2

  • Unit 3, 4

12th Zoology Volume 1

  • Unit 1,2

BOTANY

Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration‐Excretion of metabolic waste‐Bio‐ communication. Transport in plants, Plant Ecology, Economic Botany

WHERE TO STUDY

11th Botany Volume 2

  • Unit 5

12th Botany Volume 1

  • Unit 10

ZOOLOGY

Human diseases, prevention and remedies‐ Communicable diseases and non‐ communicable diseases‐Alcoholism and drug abuse‐Animals, plants and human life

WHERE TO STUDY

11th Zoology Volume 2

  • Unit 5

12th Zoology Volume 1

  • Unit 3,4,5

HISTORY, CULTURE HERITAGE AND SOCIO - POLITICAL MOVEMENTS IN TAMIL NADU

History of Tamil Society, related Archaeological discoveries, Tamil Literature from Sangam age till contemporary times

Thirukkural :

  • (a) Significance as a Secular literature
  • (b) Relevance to Everyday Life
  • (c) Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity
  • (d) Thirukkural and Universal Values - Equality, Humanism, etc
  • (e) Relevance to Socio - Politico - Economic affairs
  • (f) Philosophical content in Thirukkural

WHERE TO STUDY

  • 1. 11th Ethics Book
  • 2. 6 th to 12 th Tamil Literature part from General Tamil Books
  • 3. Thirukkural(6 th to 12 th – On syllabus perspective)

DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION IN TAMIL NADU

Human Development Indicators in Tamil Nadu and a comparative assessment across the Country – Impact of Social Reform movements in the Socio - Economic Development of Tamil Nadu.
Political parties and Welfare schemes for various sections of people – Rationale behind Reservation Policy and access to Social Resources - Economic trends in Tamil Nadu – Role and impact of social welfare schemes in the Socio – economic development of Tamil Nadu

WHERE TO STUDY

  • TN Human Development Report 2017
  • SIA – Development Administration in Tamilnadu book
  • For Tamilnadu related Schemes https://cms.tn.gov.in/sites/default/ files/documents/ swnmp_e_pn_2019_2020.pdf
  • SIA’s Tamilnadu Kaiyedu

HISTORY, CULTURE, HERITAGE AND SOCIO - POLITICAL MOVEMENTS IN TAMIL NADU

Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle - Early agitations against British Rule - Role of women in freedom struggle
Evolution of 19th and 20th Century Socio-Political movements in Tamil Nadu - Justice Party, Growth of Rationalism - Self Respect Movement, Dravidian movement and Principles Underlying both these movements, Contributions of Thanthai Periyar and Perarignar Anna.

WHERE TO STUDY

11 th Political Science Volume II – Chapter 13, 14, 15

Tamilnadu History by G.Venkatesan


DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION IN TAMIL NADU

  • Social Justice and Social Harmony as the Cornerstones of Socio - Economic development
  • Education and Health systems in Tamil Nadu.
  • Geography of Tamil Nadu and its impact on Economic growth
  • Achievements of Tamil Nadu in various fields.
  • e-governance in Tamil Nadu

WHERE TO STUDY

  • 11 th Economy Book – Chapter 11

TN Vision 2023 report

https://www.tnesevai.tn.gov.in/

SIA’s Development Administration in TN Book

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