TNPSC Group 1 Exam Prelims & Mains Syllabus
Tamilnadu public service commission
Group 1 Prelims Syllabus
General Knowledge (OBJECTIVE TYPE):-
The paper on general knowledge will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge: General science, current events of national and international importance , history and culture of India, geography, Indian polity, Indian economy, Indian national movement and freedom struggle, mental ability tests and other related fields.
Questions on general science will cover general appreciation and understanding of science, including matters of every day observation and experience as may be expected of a well educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific discipline.
In history emphasis will be on broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic, political aspects; social and cultural heritage of India emphasizing unity in diversity.
In geography emphasis will be on geography of India including the physical, social, economic geography and on the main features of Indian agriculture and natural resources.
Questions on Indian polity and economy will test knowledge on the country’s political, executive, judicial system, panchayat raj, rural and community development, and economic planning in India.
Questions on Indian national movement will relate to the nature and character of the nineteenth century resurgence, growth of nationalism and attainment of independence.
General mental ability test will include analysis of classified data, logical and behavioral reasoning, analogies, school arithmetic, numerical ability and basic concepts of computers.
Current events will include latest developments on all the fields detailed above including science and technology.
NOTE: About 20 % of the questions in this paper shall be exclusively with reference to Tamil, Tamilnadu, language and literature, culture and heritage of its people.
Syllabus for group I services main examination-TWO PAPERS
GENERAL STUDIES (DESCRIPTIVE TYPE)
1. Modern history of India and Indian culture
2. Current events of national and international importance
3. Statistical analysis , graphs and diagrams
4. Social problems and other current sensitive issues
1. Indian polity
2. Indian economy and geography of India
3. Role and impact of science and technology in the development of India
4. Tamil language, Tamil society, its culture and heritage
5. Tamil Nadu administration
Modern history of India and Indian culture will cover the broad history of the country from about the middle of the nineteenth century (advent of European invasion) and would include questions on Gandhi, Tagore, Nehru and Periyar.
Statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams will include exercises to test the candidates ability to draw commonsense conclusions from information presented in statistical, graphical and diagrammatical form and to point out deficiencies, limitations and inconsistencies therein.
Social problems and sensitive issues will include problems like bonded labour, child labour, gender bias, minorities, SC/ST, illiteracy, poverty, employment etc.
Indian polity will include questions on constitution of India, and Political System in India.
On Indian economy and geography, questions will be put on planning in India and the physical, economic, social geography of India.
On role and impact of science and technology, questions will be asked to test the candidate’s awareness of the latest developments in science and technology with special emphasis on applied aspects.
Under Tamil language and culture questions will be put to test the candidate’s general awareness on those topics.
Tamil Nadu administration will cover topics in general administration like organizational structure, functions, control, social welfare oriented programmes etc.