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SCHEME OF THE COMBINED CIVIL SERVICES -I (GROUP I )PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION, MAIN WRITTEN EXAMINATION AND ORAL TEST

A. Preliminary Examination

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

Single Paper in General Knowledge ( Degree Standard - Objective Type) (200 Questions - General Knowledge 150 items; Aptitude 50 items)

 

3 Hours

 

300

 

B. Main Written Examination and Oral Test

 

 

Subject

 

 

Duration

 

 

Maximum Marks

Minimum Qualifying Marks for Selection

SC(A)s, STs, MBC/DCs, BCs and BCMs

Others

General Studies Paper I

3 Hours

300

 

 

306

 

 

408

General Studies Paper II

3 Hours

300

General Studies Paper III

3 Hours

300

(All Papers - Degree Standard - Descriptive Type)

Interview and Record

 

120

Total

 

1020

 

 

 

Note:

(i) The question papers will be set both in Tamil and in English.

(ii) Candidats are allowed to answer the Main Written Examination either in Tamil or in English or partly in Tamil and partly in English and are also allowed to write Technical words wherever necessary in either of the languages.

SYLLABUS  FOR PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION (OBJECTIVE TYPE)

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 ‐ electronics & communications ‐ Heat, light and sound‐Atomic and nuclear physics‐Solid State Physics‐Spectroscopy – Geophysics ‐ Astronomy and space science.

Chemistry Elements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts ‐ Oxidation and reduction – Chemistry of ores and metals ‐Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds‐Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides‐Biochemistry and biotechnology‐Electro chemistry‐Polymers and plastics

Botany Main Concepts of life science‐The cell‐basic unit of life‐Classification of living organism‐Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration‐Excretion of metabolic waste‐Biocommunication

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‐Alcoholism and drug abuse‐Animals, plants and human life‐

UNIT II. Current Events

History Latest diary of events – National ‐ National symbols ‐Profile of States‐Defence, national security and terrorism‐World organizations‐pacts and summits‐Eminent persons & places in news‐Sports & games‐Books & authors ‐Awards & honours‐Cultural panorama‐Latest historical events‐ India and its neighbours‐ Latest terminology‐ Appointments‐who is who?

Political Science India’s foreign policy ‐ Latest court verdicts – public opinion ‐ 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 Geographical 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‐Transport & communication‐Social geography – population‐density and distribution‐Natural calamities – disaster management‐Climate change ‐ impact and consequences ‐ mitigation measures‐Pollution Control

UNIT – IV History and culture of India Pre‐historic events ‐Indus valley civilization‐Vedic, Aryan and Sangam age‐Maurya dynasty‐Buddhism and Jainism‐ Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas‐Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis‐ South Indian history‐Culture and Heritage of Tamil people‐Advent of European invasion‐Expansion and consolidation of British rule‐Effect of British rule on socioeconomic factors‐Social reforms and religious movements‐India since independence‐ 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.

UNIT – V 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 ‐ 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 ‐ Elections ‐ Election Commission Union and State ‐ Official language and Schedule‐VIII ‐ Amendments to constitution ‐ Schedules to constitution ‐ Administrative reforms & tribunals‐ Corruption in public life ‐ Anticorruption measures – Central Vigilance Commission, lok‐adalats, Ombudsman, Comptroller and Auditor General of India. ‐ Right to information ‐ Central and State Commission ‐ Empowerment of women‐ Voluntary organizations and public grievances redressal ‐ Consumer protection forms

UNIT – VI INDIAN ECONOMY Nature of Indian economy ‐ Five‐year plan models - an assessment ‐ Land reforms & agriculture ‐ Application of science in agriculture ‐ Industrial growth ‐ Capital formation and investment‐Role of public sector & disinvestment‐Development of infrastructure‐ National income ‐ Public finance & fiscal policy ‐ Price policy & public distribution‐ Banking, money & monetary policy ‐ Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) ‐ WTO‐globalization & privatization ‐ 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 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‐ Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐ Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & Others ‐ Birth of 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‐ Parametric representation of data‐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‐ Behavioral ability ‐ Basic terms, Communications in information technology ‐ Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ‐ Decision making and problem solving

Logical Reasoning Puzzles – Dice ‐ Visual Reasoning‐ Alpha numeric Reasoning‐ Number Series ‐ Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences

 

SYLLABUS  FOR MAINS EXAMINATION (DESCRIPTIVE TYPE)

DETAILED SYLLABUS PAPER – I ‐ GENERAL STUDIES

UNIT I . Modern history of India and Indian culture - Advent of European invasion‐ Expansion and consolidation of British rule ‐ Effect of British rule on socio‐economic factors ‐ Social reforms and religious movements ‐ India since independence ‐ Characteristics of Indian culture ‐ Unity in diversity ‐ race, colour, language, custom ‐ India ‐ a secular state ‐ Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama, music ‐ Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu ‐ Political parties and populist schemes ‐ 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 ‐ Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐ Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & Others

UNIT 2. General Aptitude & Mental Ability - Conversion of information to data ‐ Collection, compilation and presentation of data ‐ Tables, graphs, diagrams ‐ Parametric representation of data ‐Analytical interpretation of data ‐ Percentage ‐ Highest Common Factor (HCF) ‐ Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) ‐ Ratio and Proportion ‐ Simple interest ‐ Compound interest ‐ Area ‐ Volume‐ Time and Work – Probability ‐ Information technology ‐ Basic terms, Communications ‐ Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ‐ Decision making and problem solving ‐ Basics in Computers / Computer terminology.

UNIT 3. Role and impact of science and technology in the development of India and Tamil Nadu. Nature of universe ‐ General scientific laws ‐ Scientific instruments ‐ Inventions and discoveries ‐ National scientific laboratories ‐ Science glossary ‐ Physical quantities, standards and units ‐ Mechanics and properties of matter ‐ Force, motion and energy ‐ Heat, light and sound ‐ Magnetism, electricity and electronics ‐ Atomic and nuclear physics ‐ Astronomy and space science ‐ Elements and compounds ‐ Acids, bases and salts ‐ Oxidation and reduction ‐ Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds ‐ Natural disasters ‐ safeguard measures ‐ Chemistry of ores and metals ‐ Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides ‐ Biochemistry and biotechnology ‐ Polymers and plastics – Electrochemistry ‐ Main concepts of life science ‐ The cell ‐basic unit of life ‐ Classification of living organism ‐ Nutrition and dietetics ‐ Respiration ‐ Excretion of metabolic waste ‐ Bio – communication ‐ Blood and blood circulation ‐ Endocrine system‐ Reproductive system‐ Animals, plants and human life ‐ Govt. policy /organizations on Science and Technology ‐ Role, achievement & impact of Science and Technology ‐ Energy ‐ self sufficiency ‐ oil exploration ‐ Defence Research Organization ‐ Ocean research and development ‐ 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 ‐ Alcoholism and Drug abuse ‐ Computer science and advancement ‐ Genetic Engineering ‐ Remote sensing and benefits

 

DETAILED SYLLABUS PAPER – II ‐ GENERAL STUDIES

UNIT – I Indian polity and emerging political trends across the world affecting India and Geography of India

Indian polity - Constitution of India ‐ Preamble to the constitution ‐ Salient features of constitution ‐ Union, state and territory ‐ Citizenship ‐ rights and duties ‐ Fundamental rights ‐ Directive principles of state policy ‐ Fundamental duties ‐ Human rights charter ‐ Union executive ‐ Union legislature – parliament ‐ State executive ‐ State legislature – assembly ‐ Status of Jammu & Kashmir ‐ Local government ‐ panchayat raj ‐ Indian federalism ‐ center state relations ‐ Judiciary in India ‐ Rule of law /Due process of law ‐ Emergency provisions ‐ Civil services in India ‐ Administrative Challenges in a welfare state ‐ Complexities of district administration ‐ Elections ‐ Election Commission Union and State ‐Official language and Schedule – VIII ‐ Amendments to constitution ‐ Schedules to constitution

a. Emerging political trends across the world affecting India

Foreign Affairs with special emphasis on India’s relations with neighbouring countries and in the region ‐Security and defence related matters ‐ Nuclear policy, issues and conflicts‐The Indian Diaspora and its contribution to India and the world.

b. Geography of India

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 ‐ Transport including Surface Transport & communication ‐ Social geography ‐ population ‐ density and distribution ‐ Natural calamities ‐ disaster management ‐ Bottom topography of Indian ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal ‐ Climate change ‐ impact and consequences ‐ mitigation measures ‐ Pollution Control

Candidates may choose to answer EITHER the Tamil question only in Tamil OR the English question only in English. Candidates writing in English shall if they choose to answer the Tamil question, write only in Tamil

2. Tamil language, Tamil society it’s culture and Heritage / English Language

1. நாகரிகமும் பண்பாடும் - தமிழர் தோற்றமும் பரவலும்

2. பண்டைத் தமிழர் வாழ்வியல் சிந்தனைகள் - வீரம், காதல், அறம், அறக்கோட்டு வழிபாடுகள் மற்றும் சடங்குமுறைகள்.

3. தமிழர் சமயமும் பண்பாட்டு நெறிமுறைகளும் - சைவம், வைணவம்

4. தமிழர் பண்பாட்டுக் களையும், நாகரீகமும் - இயல், இசை, நாடகம், ஓவியம், மருத்துவம், சிற்பம், நாட்டுப்புறக் கலைகள்.

5. தற்கால வாழ்வில் தமிழர் சமூக வாழ்க்கை - சாதி, சமயம், பெண்கள், அரசியல், கல்வி, பொருளியல், வணிகம், வெளிநாட்டுத் தொடர்புகள்.

(OR)

English Language Skills

1. Précis writing.

2. Report writing on current issues.

3. Comprehension of a given passage and answering questions thereupon.

3. Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamil Nadu

State government organization ‐ structure, functions and control mechanism ‐ District administration ‐role in people’s welfare oriented programmes ‐ Industrial map of Tamil Nadu ‐ role of state government ‐Public Services ‐ role of recruitment agencies ‐ State finance ‐‐ resources, budget and financial administration ‐ Use of IT in administration ‐‐ e‐governance in the State ‐ Natural calamities – Disaster Management Union and State ‐strategic planning in the State ‐ Social welfare ‐ Government sponsored schemes with reference to Tamil Nadu ‐ Union government organization ‐ structure, functions and control mechanism ‐ Relationship between State and Union ‐ Industrial map of India ‐‐ role of Union government ‐ Public Services ‐‐ role of recruitment agencies in Union Government ‐ Union finance ‐‐ resources, budget and financial administration ‐ Use of IT in administration ‐‐ e‐governance in Union Government ‐ Social welfare ‐ government sponsored schemes by Government of India

DETAILED SYLLABUS PAPER – III‐ GENERAL STUDIES

I. Current events of national and international importance

Latest diary of events ‐ national /international ‐ National symbols ‐ Profile of states ‐ Defence, national security and terrorism ‐ Geographical landmarks‐ World organizations ‐ pacts and summits ‐ Latest inventions on science & technology ‐ Eminent personalities & places in news ‐ Sports & games ‐ Books & authors ‐ Awards & honours ‐ Cultural panorama ‐ Latest historical events ‐ Policy on environment and ecology ‐ India and its neighbours ‐ Natural disasters ‐ safeguard measures ‐ Latest terminology ‐ Appointments ‐ who is who? ‐ India’s foreign policy ‐ Latest court verdicts ‐ public opinion ‐ 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 ‐ New economic policy & govt. sector ‐ Mass media & communication

2. Current Economic Trends: Indian economy and Impact of global economy on India

a. Indian economy - Nature of Indian economy ‐ Five ‐ year plan models ‐ an assessment ‐ Land reforms & agriculture ‐ Application of science in agriculture ‐ Industrial growth ‐ Capital formation and investment ‐ Role of public sector & disinvestment ‐ Development of infrastructure ‐ National income ‐ Public finance & fiscal policy ‐ Price policy & public distribution – Consumerism & Consumer protection ‐ Banking, money & monetary policy ‐ Role of Foreign Direct Investment ‐WTO – Liberalisation globalization & privatization ‐ Rural welfare oriented programmes ‐ HRD ‐ sustainable economic growth ‐ Economic trend in Tamil Nadu ‐ Energy Different sources and development ‐ Finance Commission ‐ Planning Commission ‐ National Development Council ‐ Poverty Alleviation Programmes.

b. Impac of global economy on India -

Impact of the Economic Crisis on India : (a) Offshoot of Globalized Economy ‐ (b) Aspects of Financial Turmoil in India ‐ Capital Outflow ‐ Impact on Stock and Forex Market ‐ Impact on the Indian Banking System ‐ Impact on Industrial Sector and Export Prospect ‐ Impact on Employment ‐ Impact on Poverty ‐ (c) Indian Economic Outlook.

India’s Crisis Responses and Challenges: (a) State of Economy in Crisis Times ‐ (b) RBI’s Crisis Response ‐ (c) Government’s Crisis Response ‐ (d) The Risks and Challenges ‐ Monetary policy ‐ Fiscal Policy ‐ Financial stability

The Options Ahead: Diversifying Exports ‐ Boosting Domestic Consumption ‐ Enhancing Public Spending ‐ Generating Employment ‐ Provisioning credit to Productive Sectors ‐ Need for Structural Reforms ‐ Increased purchasing power of the people.

3. Socio Economic Issues in India/ Tamil Nadu - Population Explosion ‐ Unemployment issues in India & Tamil Nadu ‐ Child Labour ‐ Economic Issues (a) Poverty (b) Sanitation‐ Rural and Urban (c) Corruption in public life ‐ Anti ‐Corruption measures ‐ CVC, Lok‐adalats, Ombudsman, CAG. – Illiteracy –Women Empowerment‐ Role of the Government Women Empowerment Social injustice to womenfolk ‐ Domestic violence, dowry menace, sexual assault ‐ Loss of cultural heritage due to economic development ‐ Urbanization and its impact on the society ‐ Impact of violence on the growth of the nation – Religious violence, Terrorism and Communal violence ‐ Regional Disparities ‐ Problems of Minorities ‐ Human Rights issues ‐ Right to information ‐ Central and State Commission ‐ Faith and conflict among legislature, executive, judiciary and media. ‐ Education – Linkage between Education and Economic Growth. ‐ Community Development Programme ‐ Employment Guarantee Scheme ‐ Self Employment and Entrepreneurship Development ‐ Role of N.G.O’s in Social Welfare – Government Policy on Health.

 

SYLLABUS FOR COMBINED CIVIL SERVICES (GROUP I A) EXAMINATIONS

GENERAL STUDIES - MAINS EXAMNINATION (DEGREE STANDARD)

Topics for Objective Type


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 ‐ electronics & communications ‐ Heat, light and sound‐Atomic and nuclear physics‐Solid State Physics‐Spectroscopy – Geophysics ‐ Astronomy and space science.

Chemistry Elements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts ‐ Oxidation and reduction – Chemistry of ores and metals ‐Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds‐Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides‐Biochemistry and biotechnology‐Electro chemistry‐Polymers and plastics

Botany Main Concepts of life science‐The cell‐basic unit of life‐Classification of living organism‐Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration‐Excretion of metabolic waste‐Biocommunication

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‐Alcoholism and drug abuse‐Animals, plants and human life‐

UNIT II. Current Events

History Latest diary of events – National ‐ National symbols ‐Profile of States‐Defence, national security and terrorism‐World organizations‐pacts and summits‐Eminent persons & places in news‐Sports & games‐Books & authors ‐Awards & honours‐Cultural panorama‐Latest historical events‐ India and its neighbours‐ Latest terminology‐ Appointments‐who is who?

Political Science India’s foreign policy ‐ Latest court verdicts – public opinion ‐ 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 Geographical 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‐Transport & communication‐Social geography – population‐density and distribution‐Natural calamities – disaster management‐Climate change ‐ impact and consequences ‐ mitigation measures‐Pollution Control

UNIT – IV History and culture of India Pre‐historic events ‐Indus valley civilization‐Vedic, Aryan and Sangam age‐Maurya dynasty‐Buddhism and Jainism‐ Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas‐Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis‐ South Indian history‐Culture and Heritage of Tamil people‐Advent of European invasion‐Expansion and consolidation of British rule‐Effect of British rule on socioeconomic factors‐Social reforms and religious movements‐India since independence‐ 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.

UNIT – V 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 ‐ 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 ‐ Elections ‐ Election Commission Union and State ‐ Official language and Schedule‐VIII ‐ Amendments to constitution ‐ Schedules to constitution ‐ Administrative reforms & tribunals‐ Corruption in public life ‐ Anticorruption measures – Central Vigilance Commission, lok‐adalats, Ombudsman, Comptroller and Auditor General of India. ‐ Right to information ‐ Central and State Commission ‐ Empowerment of women‐ Voluntary organizations and public grievances redressal ‐ Consumer protection forms

UNIT – VI INDIAN ECONOMY Nature of Indian economy ‐ Five‐year plan models - an assessment ‐ Land reforms & agriculture ‐ Application of science in agriculture ‐ Industrial growth ‐ Capital formation and investment‐Role of public sector & disinvestment‐Development of infrastructure‐ National income ‐ Public finance & fiscal policy ‐ Price policy & public distribution‐ Banking, money & monetary policy ‐ Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) ‐ WTO‐globalization & privatization ‐ 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 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‐ Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐ Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & Others ‐ Birth of 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‐ Parametric representation of data‐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‐ Behavioral ability ‐ Basic terms, Communications in information technology ‐ Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ‐ Decision making and problem solving

Logical Reasoning Puzzles – Dice ‐ Visual Reasoning‐ Alpha numeric Reasoning‐ Number Series ‐ Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences


 

SYLLABUS FOR COMBINED CIVIL SERVICES I (GROUP I B) EXAMINATIONS

PAPER I  (GENERAL STUDIES)  - MAINS EXAMNINATION (DEGREE STANDARD)

Topics for Objective Type

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 ‐ electronics & communications ‐ Heat, light and sound‐Atomic and nuclear physics‐Solid State Physics‐Spectroscopy – Geophysics ‐ Astronomy and space science.

Chemistry Elements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts ‐ Oxidation and reduction – Chemistry of ores and metals ‐Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds‐Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides‐Biochemistry and biotechnology‐Electro chemistry‐Polymers and plastics

Botany Main Concepts of life science‐The cell‐basic unit of life‐Classification of living organism‐Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration‐Excretion of metabolic waste‐Biocommunication

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‐Alcoholism and drug abuse‐Animals, plants and human life‐

UNIT II. Current Events

History Latest diary of events – National ‐ National symbols ‐Profile of States‐Defence, national security and terrorism‐World organizations‐pacts and summits‐Eminent persons & places in news‐Sports & games‐Books & authors ‐Awards & honours‐Cultural panorama‐Latest historical events‐ India and its neighbours‐ Latest terminology‐ Appointments‐who is who?

Political Science India’s foreign policy ‐ Latest court verdicts – public opinion ‐ 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 Geographical 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‐Transport & communication‐Social geography – population‐density and distribution‐Natural calamities – disaster management‐Climate change ‐ impact and consequences ‐ mitigation measures‐Pollution Control

UNIT – IV History and culture of India Pre‐historic events ‐Indus valley civilization‐Vedic, Aryan and Sangam age‐Maurya dynasty‐Buddhism and Jainism‐ Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas‐Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis‐ South Indian history‐Culture and Heritage of Tamil people‐Advent of European invasion‐Expansion and consolidation of British rule‐Effect of British rule on socioeconomic factors‐Social reforms and religious movements‐India since independence‐ 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.

UNIT – V 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 ‐ 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 ‐ Elections ‐ Election Commission Union and State ‐ Official language and Schedule‐VIII ‐ Amendments to constitution ‐ Schedules to constitution ‐ Administrative reforms & tribunals‐ Corruption in public life ‐ Anticorruption measures – Central Vigilance Commission, lok‐adalats, Ombudsman, Comptroller and Auditor General of India. ‐ Right to information ‐ Central and State Commission ‐ Empowerment of women‐ Voluntary organizations and public grievances redressal ‐ Consumer protection forms

UNIT – VI INDIAN ECONOMY Nature of Indian economy ‐ Five‐year plan models - an assessment ‐ Land reforms & agriculture ‐ Application of science in agriculture ‐ Industrial growth ‐ Capital formation and investment‐Role of public sector & disinvestment‐Development of infrastructure‐ National income ‐ Public finance & fiscal policy ‐ Price policy & public distribution‐ Banking, money & monetary policy ‐ Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) ‐ WTO‐globalization & privatization ‐ 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 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‐ Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐ Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & Others ‐ Birth of 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‐ Parametric representation of data‐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‐ Behavioral ability ‐ Basic terms, Communications in information technology ‐ Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ‐ Decision making and problem solving

Logical Reasoning Puzzles – Dice ‐ Visual Reasoning‐ Alpha numeric Reasoning‐ Number Series ‐ Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences

PAPER II  (HINDU RELIGION)  - MAINS EXAMNINATION (DEGREE STANDARD)

Topics for Objective Type

1. Hinduism – Origin and development.

2. Hindu Scriptures – Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita – Epics, Puranas, Agamas, 4000 Prabhandams, Thevaram, Thiruvasagam.

3. Hindu Religion – Saivism, Vaishnavism, Saktam, Kaumiram, Ganapatyam and Sauram.

4. Hindu Saints and Sages – Alwars, Nayanmars, Ramalinga Swamigal, Sankara, Ramanuja, Madhva, Meikandar.

5. Contemporary Hindu Movements – Arya Samaj, Brahma Samaj, Ramakrishna Mission, Theosophical Society.

6. Socio – Religious Reformists: Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, Ramana Maharishi.

7. Hindu Philosophy – Orthodox – Nyaya – Vaisesika; Samkhya – Yoga Mimamsa –Vedanta; Saiva Siddhanta; Heterodox – Carvaka, Jainism and Buddhism.

8. Hindu Ethics – Hedonism of Carvaka; Ritualism of Mimamsa; Idealistic trends of Vedanta; Bhagavad Gita ethics – Svadharma and Nishkama Karma Ethical teachings of Jainism and Buddhism; Moral Philosophy of the Thirukkural – Scheme of values – Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksa (Purusharthas) – Applied Ethics – Professional Ethics.

9. Hindu Culture – Cultural heritage of the Hindus – Architecture and Sculpture – Fine Arts – Music, Dance, Drama. The Paths of Service, Devotion, Yoga and Wisdom – The role of a preceptor (Guru) Pilgrimage – Festivals.

PAPER III  (LAW)  - MAINS EXAMNINATION (DEGREE STANDARD)

Topics for Objective Type

UNIT I JURISPRUDENCE

1. Sources of Law Legislation Precedent and Custom

2. School of Jurisprudence Analytical, Historical, Philosophical and Sociological.

3. Concepts Rights and duties Person Possession and ownership.

UNIT II CONTRACTS AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

1. Basic Elements of Contract : Offer Acceptance Consent Consideration and Capacity of parties.

2. Void Voidable Illegal and unenforceable Contracts.

3. Indemnity Guarantee and Bailment.

4. Consumer Protection RemediesDuties of Central Government State Governments

State Commission National Commission Consumers Forums.

UNIT III LAW OF CRIMES:

1. Concepts of Crimes Actus Reus and Mens Rea in statutory offences.

2. Stages of Crimes Abetment and Conspiracy.

3. General Defences.

4. Offences against Person Murder and Culpable Homicide Wrongful restraint and Wrongful confinement kidnapping Abduction and Rape.

5. Offences against property Theft, extortion, Robbery, Dacoity, criminal misappropriation and breach of trust cheating.

6. Offences relating to Marriage.

UNIT IV TORTS

1. Nature and Definition of Tort.

2. Liability based on fault

3. Strict liability.

4. Negligence

5. Nuisance

6. Defamation.

UNIT V ‐‐ FAMILY LAW PERSONAL LAW RELATING TO INDUS, MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS

1. Sources

2. Marriage and Divorce

3. Adoption and Maintenance

4. Minority and Guardianship

5. Succession.

UNIT VI CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

1. Nature of Indian Constitution and its salient features.

2. Preamble.

3. Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles and Fundamental Duties.

4. Constitutional position of the President and Government and their powers.

5. Supreme Court and High Courts their powers and Jurisdiction Judicial Activism.

6. Legislative and Administrative Relations between the Union and States.

7. Constitutional safeguards to Civil Servants

8. Emergency Provisions.

9. Amendment of the Constitution.

UNIT VII INTERNATIONAL LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS

1. Nature of International Law.

2. Sources Treaty, custom, General Principle of Law recognised by Civilized Nations

and Subsidiary means for the determination of Law.

3. Recognition of States and Governments.

4. The United Nations its objectives and Principal Organs.

5. Human Rights.

UNIT VIII PROPERTY LAW GENERAL PRINCIPLES

1. Fixtures.

2. Property Transferable Non Transferable.

3. Competency of the transfer.

4. Rule against perpetuity.

5. Condition Precedent and condition subsequent.

6. Doctrines Election Ostensible owner Feeding the Grant by estoppel.

7. Lis Pendens.

8. Frandulent Transfer.

9. Part performance.

UNIT IX COMPANY LAW

1. Partnership Firm Private Company Public Company Government company.

2. Memorandum of Association.

3. Articles of Association.Law

4. Promoters.

5. Misrepresentation Fraud Prospectus Shares Debentures.

6. Auditors.

7. Winding up Proceedings.

UNIT X LAW RELATING TO WOMEN AND CHILDREN

1. Employment of women and Children in factories.

2. Maternity Benefit Act.

3. The status of Women in Modern Society.

4. Causes and Treatment of Juvenile Delinquency.

5. Women Prisoners Rehabilitation.


 

SYLLABUS FOR COMBINED CIVIL SERVICES I (GROUP I C) EXAMINATIONS

PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION (OBJECTIVE TYPE)

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 ‐ electronics & communications ‐ Heat, light and sound‐Atomic and nuclear physics‐Solid State Physics‐Spectroscopy – Geophysics ‐ Astronomy and space science.

Chemistry Elements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts ‐ Oxidation and reduction – Chemistry of ores and metals ‐Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds‐Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides‐Biochemistry and biotechnology‐Electro chemistry‐Polymers and plastics

Botany Main Concepts of life science‐The cell‐basic unit of life‐Classification of living organism‐Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration‐Excretion of metabolic waste‐Biocommunication

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‐Alcoholism and drug abuse‐Animals, plants and human life‐

UNIT II. Current Events

History Latest diary of events – National ‐ National symbols ‐Profile of States‐Defence, national security and terrorism‐World organizations‐pacts and summits‐Eminent persons & places in news‐Sports & games‐Books & authors ‐Awards & honours‐Cultural panorama‐Latest historical events‐ India and its neighbours‐ Latest terminology‐ Appointments‐who is who?

Political Science India’s foreign policy ‐ Latest court verdicts – public opinion ‐ 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 Geographical 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‐Transport & communication‐Social geography – population‐density and distribution‐Natural calamities – disaster management‐Climate change ‐ impact and consequences ‐ mitigation measures‐Pollution Control

UNIT – IV History and culture of India Pre‐historic events ‐Indus valley civilization‐Vedic, Aryan and Sangam age‐Maurya dynasty‐Buddhism and Jainism‐ Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas‐Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis‐ South Indian history‐Culture and Heritage of Tamil people‐Advent of European invasion‐Expansion and consolidation of British rule‐Effect of British rule on socioeconomic factors‐Social reforms and religious movements‐India since independence‐ 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.

UNIT – V 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 ‐ 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 ‐ Elections ‐ Election Commission Union and State ‐ Official language and Schedule‐VIII ‐ Amendments to constitution ‐ Schedules to constitution ‐ Administrative reforms & tribunals‐ Corruption in public life ‐ Anticorruption measures – Central Vigilance Commission, lok‐adalats, Ombudsman, Comptroller and Auditor General of India. ‐ Right to information ‐ Central and State Commission ‐ Empowerment of women‐ Voluntary organizations and public grievances redressal ‐ Consumer protection forms

UNIT – VI INDIAN ECONOMY Nature of Indian economy ‐ Five‐year plan models - an assessment ‐ Land reforms & agriculture ‐ Application of science in agriculture ‐ Industrial growth ‐ Capital formation and investment‐Role of public sector & disinvestment‐Development of infrastructure‐ National income ‐ Public finance & fiscal policy ‐ Price policy & public distribution‐ Banking, money & monetary policy ‐ Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) ‐ WTO‐globalization & privatization ‐ 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 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‐ Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐ Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & Others ‐ Birth of 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‐ Parametric representation of data‐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‐ Behavioral ability ‐ Basic terms, Communications in information technology ‐ Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ‐ Decision making and problem solving

Logical Reasoning Puzzles – Dice ‐ Visual Reasoning‐ Alpha numeric Reasoning‐ Number Series ‐ Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences

SYLLABUS  FOR MAINS EXAMINATION (OBJECTIVE TYPE)

DETAILED SYLLABUS PAPER – I ‐ GENERAL STUDIES

UNIT I . Modern history of India and Indian culture - Advent of European invasion‐ Expansion and consolidation of British rule ‐ Effect of British rule on socio‐economic factors ‐ Social reforms and religious movements ‐ India since independence ‐ Characteristics of Indian culture ‐ Unity in diversity ‐ race, colour, language, custom ‐ India ‐ a secular state ‐ Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama, music ‐ Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu ‐ Political parties and populist schemes ‐ 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 ‐ Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐ Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & Others

UNIT 2. General Aptitude & Mental Ability - Conversion of information to data ‐ Collection, compilation and presentation of data ‐ Tables, graphs, diagrams ‐ Parametric representation of data ‐Analytical interpretation of data ‐ Percentage ‐ Highest Common Factor (HCF) ‐ Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) ‐ Ratio and Proportion ‐ Simple interest ‐ Compound interest ‐ Area ‐ Volume‐ Time and Work – Probability ‐ Information technology ‐ Basic terms, Communications ‐ Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ‐ Decision making and problem solving ‐ Basics in Computers / Computer terminology.

UNIT 3. Role and impact of science and technology in the development of India and Tamil Nadu. Nature of universe ‐ General scientific laws ‐ Scientific instruments ‐ Inventions and discoveries ‐ National scientific laboratories ‐ Science glossary ‐ Physical quantities, standards and units ‐ Mechanics and properties of matter ‐ Force, motion and energy ‐ Heat, light and sound ‐ Magnetism, electricity and electronics ‐ Atomic and nuclear physics ‐ Astronomy and space science ‐ Elements and compounds ‐ Acids, bases and salts ‐ Oxidation and reduction ‐ Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds ‐ Natural disasters ‐ safeguard measures ‐ Chemistry of ores and metals ‐ Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides ‐ Biochemistry and biotechnology ‐ Polymers and plastics – Electrochemistry ‐ Main concepts of life science ‐ The cell ‐basic unit of life ‐ Classification of living organism ‐ Nutrition and dietetics ‐ Respiration ‐ Excretion of metabolic waste ‐ Bio – communication ‐ Blood and blood circulation ‐ Endocrine system‐ Reproductive system‐ Animals, plants and human life ‐ Govt. policy /organizations on Science and Technology ‐ Role, achievement & impact of Science and Technology ‐ Energy ‐ self sufficiency ‐ oil exploration ‐ Defence Research Organization ‐ Ocean research and development ‐ 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 ‐ Alcoholism and Drug abuse ‐ Computer science and advancement ‐ Genetic Engineering ‐ Remote sensing and benefits

DETAILED SYLLABUS PAPER – II ‐ GENERAL STUDIES

UNIT – I Indian polity and emerging political trends across the world affecting India and Geography of India

Indian polity - Constitution of India ‐ Preamble to the constitution ‐ Salient features of constitution ‐ Union, state and territory ‐ Citizenship ‐ rights and duties ‐ Fundamental rights ‐ Directive principles of state policy ‐ Fundamental duties ‐ Human rights charter ‐ Union executive ‐ Union legislature – parliament ‐ State executive ‐ State legislature – assembly ‐ Status of Jammu & Kashmir ‐ Local government ‐ panchayat raj ‐ Indian federalism ‐ center state relations ‐ Judiciary in India ‐ Rule of law /Due process of law ‐ Emergency provisions ‐ Civil services in India ‐ Administrative Challenges in a welfare state ‐ Complexities of district administration ‐ Elections ‐ Election Commission Union and State ‐Official language and Schedule – VIII ‐ Amendments to constitution ‐ Schedules to constitution

a. Emerging political trends across the world affecting India

Foreign Affairs with special emphasis on India’s relations with neighbouring countries and in the region ‐Security and defence related matters ‐ Nuclear policy, issues and conflicts‐The Indian Diaspora and its contribution to India and the world.

b. Geography of India

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 ‐ Transport including Surface Transport & communication ‐ Social geography ‐ population ‐ density and distribution ‐ Natural calamities ‐ disaster management ‐ Bottom topography of Indian ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal ‐ Climate change ‐ impact and consequences ‐ mitigation measures ‐ Pollution Control

Candidates may choose to answer EITHER the Tamil question only in Tamil OR the English question only in English. Candidates writing in English shall if they choose to answer the Tamil question, write only in Tamil

2. Tamil language, Tamil society it’s culture and Heritage / English Language

1. நாகரிகமும் பண்பாடும் - தமிழர் தோற்றமும் பரவலும்

2. பண்டைத் தமிழர் வாழ்வியல் சிந்தனைகள் - வீரம், காதல், அறம், அறக்கோட்டு வழிபாடுகள் மற்றும் சடங்குமுறைகள்.

3. தமிழர் சமயமும் பண்பாட்டு நெறிமுறைகளும் - சைவம், வைணவம்

4. தமிழர் பண்பாட்டுக் களையும், நாகரீகமும் - இயல், இசை, நாடகம், ஓவியம், மருத்துவம், சிற்பம், நாட்டுப்புறக் கலைகள்.

5. தற்கால வாழ்வில் தமிழர் சமூக வாழ்க்கை - சாதி, சமயம், பெண்கள், அரசியல், கல்வி, பொருளியல், வணிகம், வெளிநாட்டுத் தொடர்புகள்.

(OR)

English Language Skills

1. Précis writing.

2. Report writing on current issues.

3. Comprehension of a given passage and answering questions thereupon.

3. Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamil Nadu

State government organization ‐ structure, functions and control mechanism ‐ District administration ‐role in people’s welfare oriented programmes ‐ Industrial map of Tamil Nadu ‐ role of state government ‐Public Services ‐ role of recruitment agencies ‐ State finance ‐‐ resources, budget and financial administration ‐ Use of IT in administration ‐‐ e‐governance in the State ‐ Natural calamities – Disaster Management Union and State ‐strategic planning in the State ‐ Social welfare ‐ Government sponsored schemes with reference to Tamil Nadu ‐ Union government organization ‐ structure, functions and control mechanism ‐ Relationship between State and Union ‐ Industrial map of India ‐‐ role of Union government ‐ Public Services ‐‐ role of recruitment agencies in Union Government ‐ Union finance ‐‐ resources, budget and financial administration ‐ Use of IT in administration ‐‐ e‐governance in Union Government ‐ Social welfare ‐ government sponsored schemes by Government of India

DETAILED SYLLABUS PAPER III - EDUCATION (DEGREE STANDARD)  B.Ed Course

Current trends and challenges in Education Innovation in Education Education Psychology Philosophy in Education, Eastern and Western Education Education Sociology Scheme S.S.A. & RMSA Curriculum Measurements and Evaluation Human Rights & R.T.E. Act Learner /Learning Inclusive Education Information and Communication Technology Education Management Gender Sensitization Environmental Education Vocational Guidance Health and Physical Education Distance and Open Learning Outreach Programme Committee and Commissions in Education Basic concept of psychology.

 

SYLLABUS  FOR COMBINED CIVIL SERVICES - II (GROUP II) EXAMINATIONS

GENERAL STUDIES - PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION (OBJECTIVE TYPE)

UNIT – I General science :

Physics - UniverseGeneral Scientific lawsScientific instrumentsInventions and discoveriesNational scientific laboratoriesScience glossaryMechanics and properties of matterPhysical quantities, standards and unitsForce, motion and energyelectricity and Magnetism Heat, light and soundAtomic and nuclear physics.

Chemistry – Elements and CompoundsAcids, bases and saltsOxidation and reductionChemistry of ores and metalsCarbon, nitrogen and their compoundsFertilizers, pesticides, insecticides

Botany – Main Concepts of life scienceThe cellbasic unit of lifeClassification of living organism‐‐ ‐Nutrition and dieteticsRespiration

Zoology – Blood and blood circulationEndocrine systemReproductive systemGenetics the science of heredityEnvironment, ecology, health and hygiene, Bio diversity and its conservationHuman diseases, prevention and remediesCommunicable diseases and non-communicable diseases

Unit-II Current Events:

History - Latest diary of events – NationalNational symbolsProfile of States Eminent persons & places in newsSports & gamesBooks & authors Awards & honoursLatest historical events‐‐India and its neighbours Appointmentswho 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 – Geographical landmarksPolicy on environment and ecology

Economics – Current socioeconomic 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 UniverseSolar systemAtmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphereMonsoon, rainfall, weather and climateWater resources rivers in IndiaSoil, minerals & natural resourcesNatural vegetationForest & wildlifeAgricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries Social geography–populationdensity and distributionNatural calamities – disaster management

Unit-IV History and culture of India:

South Indian historyCulture and Heritage of Tamil people‐‐Advent of European invasionExpansion and consolidation of British ruleEffect of British rule on socioeconomic factorsSocial reforms and religious movementsIndia since independenceCharacteristics of Indian culture Unity in diversity –race, colour, language, customIndiaas secular stateOrganizations for fine arts, dance, drama, musicGrowth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TNPolitical 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.

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 constitutionAdministrative reforms & tribunals Corruption in public life Anticorruption measures – Central Vigilance Commission, lokadalats, 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 Fiveyear plan modelsan assessmentLand reforms & agricultureApplication of science in agricultureIndustrial growthRole of public sector & disinvestmentDevelopment 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 developmentFinance Commission Planning Commission National Development Council

Unit-VI INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT:

Early uprising against British rule1857 Revolt Indian National CongressEmergence of national leadersGandhi, Nehru, Tagore, NetajiGrowth of militant movements Communalism led to partitionRole of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar& OthersBirth of political parties /political system in India since independence

UNIT-VII APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY TESTS:

Conversion of information to data‐‐Collection, compilation and presentation of data Tables, graphs, diagramsAnalytical interpretation of data SimplificationPercentageHighest Common Factor (HCF)Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)Ratio and ProportionSimple interestCompound interestAreaVolumeTime and Work Decision making and problem solvingLogical ReasoningPuzzlesDiceVisual ReasoningAlpha numeric ReasoningNumber Series Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences.

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5/ rpyg;gjpfhuk;?kzpnkfiy?bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;. nkw;nfhs;fs;. rpwe;jbjhlh;fs; cl;gphpt[fs; kw;Wk; Ik;bgUk;?I”;rpW fhg;gpa’;fs; bjhlh;ghd  bra;jpfs;/

6/ bghpag[uhzk; ? ehyhapu jpt;tpag;gpuge;jk; ? jpUtpisahlw; g[uhzk; ?njk;ghtzp ? rPwhg;g[uhzk; bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;/

7/ rpw;wpyf;fpa’;fs; jpUf;Fw;whyf;Fwt”;rp ? fyp’;fj;Jg;guzp ? Kj;bjhs;shapuk;. jkpH;tpL J}J ? ee;jpf;fyk;gfk;. tpf;fpuknrhHd; cyh. Kf;Tlw;gs;S. fhtor;rpe;J. jpUnt’;flj;je;jhjp. Kj;Jf;FkhuRthkp gps;isj; jkpH;. bgj;jynfk; Fwt”;rp. mHfh; fps;istpLJ}J. ,uh$uh$d; nrhHd; cyh bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;/

8/ kndhd;kzpak; ? gh”;rhyp rgjk; ? Fapy; ghl;L ? ,ul;Lw bkhHpjy; (fhsnkfg;g[yth; ?mHfpa brhf;fehjh; bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs);

9/ ehl;Lg;g[wg;ghl;L ? rpj;jh; ghly;fs; bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;/

10/rka Kd;ndhofs; mg;gh;. rk;ge;jh;. Re;juh;. khzpf;fthrfh;. jpUK:yh;. FynrfuMH;thh;. Mz;lhs;. rPj;jiyr; rhj;jdhh;. vr;/V/fpUc&;z gps;is. ckWg;g[yth; bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;. nkw;nfhs;fs;. rpwg;g[g; bgah;fs;/

gFjp ?, jkpH; mwph;fSk; jkpH;j; bjhz;Lk;

1/ ghujpahh;. ghujpjhrd;. ehkf;fy; ftph;. ftpkzp njrpf tpehafk; gps;is bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;. rpwe;j bjhlh;fs;. r[pwg;g[g; bgah;fs;/

2/ kug[f;ftpij ? Koaurd;. thzpjhrd;. Rujh. fz;zjhrd;. cLkiyehuhazftp. gl;Lf;nfhl;il fy;ahzRe;juk;. kUjfhrp bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;. milbkhHpbgah;fs;/

3/ g[Jf; ftpij ? e/gpr;rK:h;j;jp. rp/R/bry;yg;gh. jUK rptuhK. gRta;ah. ,uh/kPdhl;rp. rp/kzp. rpw;gp. K/nkj;jh. <nuhL jkpHd;gd;. mg;Jy;uFkhd;. fyhg;hpah. fy;ahz;$p. hdf; Tj;jd;. njtnjtd;. rhiy ,se;jpiuad.; rhypdp ,se;jpiuad;. Mye;J}h; nkhfdu’;fd; ? bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;. nkw;nfhs;fs;. rpwg;g[j; bjhlh;fs; kw;Wk;

vGjpa E}y;fs;/

4/ jkpHpy; foj ,yf;fpak; ? ehl;Fwpg;g[/ neU ? fhe;jp ? K/t/ ? mz;zh ? Mde;ju’;fk; gp;s;is ehl;Fwpg;g[ bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;/

5/ ehlff;fiy ? ,irf;fiy bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;

6/ jkpHpy; rpWfijfs; jiyg;g[ ? Mrphpah; ? bghUj;Jjy;

7/ fiyfs; ? rpw;gk; ? Xtpak; ? ngr;R ? jpiug;glf;fiy bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;

8/ jkpHpd; bjhd;ik ? jkpH; bkhHpapd; rpwg;g[. jpuhtpl bkhHpfs; bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;

9/ ciueil ? kiwkiyaofs;. ghpjpkhw;fiyh;. e/K/nt’;flrhkp ehl;lhh;. uh/gp/nrJg; gps;is. jpU/tp/f/. itahg[hpg;gps;is ? bkhHp eil bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;/

10/ c/nt/rhkpehj Iah;. bj/bgh/kPdhl;rp Re;judhh;. rp/,yf;Ftdhh; ? jkpH;g;gzp bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;

11/ njtneag;ghthzh; ? mfuKjyp. ghtynuW bgU”; rpj;jpudhh;. jkpH;j;bjhz;L bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;

12/ $p/a[/nghg; ? tPukhKdpth; jkpH;j;bjhz;L rpwg;g[j; bjhlh;fs;

13/ bghpahh; ? mz;zh ? Kj;Juhkyp’;fj; njth; ? mk;ngj;fh; ? fhkuhrh; ? rKjhaj; bjhz;L/

14/ jkpHfk; ? CUk; ngUk;. njhw;wk; khw;wk; gw;wpa bra;jpfs;

15/ cyfshtpa jkpHh;fs; rpwg;g[k; ? bgUika[k; ? jkpH;g; gzpa[k;

16/ jkpH;bkhHpapy; mwptpay; rpe;jidfs; bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;

17/ jkpH; kfsphpd; rpwg;g[ ? md;dp bgrz;l; mk;ikahh;. K:tY}h; uhkhkph;jj;jk;khs;. lhf;lh;/Kj;Jyl;Rkp bul;o/ tpLjiyg; nghuhl;lj;jpy; kfsph; g;F (jpy;iyaho ts;spak;ik. uhzp k’;fk;khs;)

18/ jkpHh; tzpfk; ? bjhy;ypay; Ma;t[fs; ? flw; gazpfs; ? bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;

19/ cznt kUe;J ? neha; jPh;f;Fk; K:ypiffs; bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;

20/ rkag; bghJik czh;j;jpa jha[khdth;. ,uhkyp’;f mofshh;. jpU/tp/ fy;ahz Re;judhh; bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs; ? nkw;nfhs;fs;/

GENERAL ENGLISH

S.S.L.C. Standard (Objective Type)

PART A - Grammar

1. Match the following words and Phrases given in Column A with their meanings in Column B.

2.Choose the correct ‘Synonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given

3. Choose the correct ‘Antonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given

4. Select the correct word (Prefix, Suffix)

5. Fill in the blanks with suitable Article

6. Fill in the blanks with suitable Preposition

7. Select the correct Question Tag

8. Select the correct Tense

9. Select the correct Voice

10. Fill in the blanks (Infinitive, Gerund, Participle)

11. Identify the sentence pattern of the following sentence (Subject, Verb, Object….)

Blanks with correct ‘Homophones’

12. Find out the Error (Articles, Prepositions, Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb)

13. Comprehension

14. Select the correct sentence

15. Find out the odd words (Verb, Noun, Adjective, Adverb)

16. Select the correct Plural forms

17. Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentense)

18. Identify the correct Degree.

19.Form a new word by blending the words.

20.Form compound words (Eg: Noun+Verb, Gerund+Noun)

Part-B - Literature

1. Figures of speech observed in the following Poems: Alliteration – Allusion – Simile – Metaphor – Personification – Oxymoron –Onomatopoeia – Anaphora – Ellipsis - Rhyme Scheme - Rhyming Words –Repetition – Apostrophe

A Psalm of Life - Women’s Rights - The Nation United - English words –Snake – The Man He Killed - Off to outer space tomorrow morning – Sonnet No.116 - The Solitary Reaper - Be the Best - O Captain My Captain – Laugh and Be Merry – Earth - Don’t quit - The Apology - Be Glad your Nose is on your face - A sonnet for my Incomparable Mother - The Flying Wonder – To a Millionaire - The Piano – Manliness - Going for water - The cry of the Children - Migrant Bird - Shilpi.

2. Appreciation Questions from Poetry: A Psalm of Life - Women’s Rights - The Nation United - English words – Snake – The Man He Killed - Off to outer space tomorrow morning – Sonnet No.116 - The Solitary Reaper - Be the Best - O Captain My Captain - Laugh and Be Merry – Earth - Don’t quit - The Apology - Be Glad your - Nose is on your face - A sonnet for my Incomparable Mother – The Flying Wondr - To a Millionaire - The Piano – Manliness - Going for water - The cry of the Children - Migrant Bird - Shilpi.

3.Important lines from Poems: Where the mind is without fear - The Solitary Reaper - Going for water – A Psalm of Life - Be the Best - Sonnet No.116

4.Questions on the Biography of: Mahatma Gandhi - Jawaharlal Nehru - Subash Chandra Bose - Helen Keller Kalpana Chawala - Dr.Salim Ali - Rani of Jhansi - Nelson Mandela – Abraham Lincoln

5.Questions on Shakespeare’s: Merchant of Venice (Act IV Court Scene) - Julius Ceasar (Act III Scene 2) - Sonnet 116

6.Questions from Oscar Wilde’s: The Model Millionaire - The Selfish Giant

7.Dr.Karl Paulnack: Music-The Hope Raiser

8.Comprehension Questions from the following Motivational Essays:Gopala Krishna Gokhale’s Speech on 25th July in Mumbai in response to The address presented to him by students- Dale Carnegie’s ‘The Road to success- Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam’s ‘Vision for the Nation’(from‘India 2020’) - Ruskin Bond’s ‘Our Local Team’ - Hope Spencer’s ‘Keep your spirits high’ - Deepa Agarwal’s ‘After the storm’ - Brian patten’s ‘You can’t be that no you can’t be that’

9.Comprehension Questions from the following description of Places: Ahtushi Deshpande’s ‘To the land of snow’ - Manohar Devadoss – Yaanai Malai - Brihadeesvarar Temple

10.British English – American English

Part-C Authors and their Literary Works

1.Match the Poems with the Poets: A psalm of Life - Be the Best - The cry of the children - The Piano – Manliness Going for water – Earth -The Apology - Be Glad your Nose is on your face - The Flying Wonder -Is Life But a Dream - Be the Best - O captain My Captain - Snake - Punishment in Kindergarten -Where the Mind is Without fear - The Man He Killed - Nine Gold Medals

2.Which Nationality the story belongs to?: The selfish Giant - The Lottery Ticket - The Last Leaf - How the Camel got its Hump - Two Friends – Refugee - The Open Window

3.Identify the Author with the short story: The selfish Giant - The Lottery Ticket - The Last Leaf - How the Camel got its Hump - Two Friends – Refugee - The Open Window - A Man who Had no Eyes - The Tears of the Desert – Sam The Piano - The face of Judas Iscariot - Swept Away - A close encounter - Caught Sneezing - The Wooden Bowl - Swami and the sum

4.Whose Auto biography / Biography is this?

5.Which Nationality the Poet belongs to ?: Robert Frost - Archibald Lampman - D.H. Lawrence - Rudyard Kipling Kamala Das - Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Famida Y. Basheer – Thomas Hardy - Khalil Gibran - Edgar A. Guest - Ralph Waldo Emerson – Jack Prelutsky - F. Joanna - Stephen Vincent Benet - William Shakespeare - William Wordsworth - H.W. Long Fellow - Annie Louisa walker - Walt Whitman - V.K. Gokak

6.Characters, Quotes, Important Lines from the following works of Indian Authors: Sahitya Akademi Award winner: Thakazhi Sivasankaran Pillai – ‘Farmer’ Kamala Das – 1. Punishment in Kindergarten 2. My Grandmother’s House

R.K. Narayan - Swami and the sum - Rabindranath Tagore - Where the mind is without fear - Dhan Gopal Mukherji - Kari, The Elephant – Deepa Agarwal - After the Storm - Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam - Vision for the Nation

Indra Anantha Krishna- The Neem Tree - Lakshmi Mukuntan- The Ant Eater and the Dassie - Dr. Neeraja Raghavan - The Sun Beam

7.Drama Famous lines, characters, quotes from: Julius Caesar - The Merchant of Venice

8.Match the Places, Poet, Dramatist, Painter with suitable option

9. Match the following Folk Arts with the Indian State / Country

10. Match the Author with the Relevant Title/Character

11. Match the Characters with Relevant Story Title: The Selfish Giant - How the camel got its hump - The Lottery ticket – The Last Leaf - Two friends – Refugee - Open window – Reflowering – The Necklace Holiday

12. About the Poets: Rabindranath Tagore - Henry Wordsworth Longfellow - Anne Louisa Walker -V K Gokak - Walt Whitman - Douglas Malloch

13. About the Dramatists: William Shakespeare - Thomas Hardy

14. Mention the Poem in which these lines occur: Granny, Granny, please comb My Hair - With a friend - To cook and Eat - To India – My Native Land - A tiger in the Zoo - No men are foreign – Laugh and be Merry – The Apology - The Flying Wonder

15. Various works of the following Authors – Rabindranath Tagore – Shakespeare - William Wordsworth - H.W. Longfellow – Anne Louisa Walker - Oscar Wilde - Pearl S. Buck

16. What is the theme observed in the Literary works?: Snake - The Mark of Vishnu - Greedy Govind - Our Local Team – Where the mind is without fear - Keep your spirits high - Be the best – Bat – The Piano – The Model Millionaire - The Cry of the Children – Migrant bird – Shilpi

17. Famous Quotes – Who said this?

18. To Which period the Poets belong: William Shakespeare - Walt Whitman - William Wordsworth - H.W. Longfellow Annie Louisa Walker - D.H. Lawrence

19. Matching the Poets and Poems: Discovery – Biking – Inclusion - Granny, Granny, please comb My Hair – With a Friend - To cook and Eat – Bat - To India – My Native Land - A tiger in the Zoo - No men are foreign - Laugh and be Merry – Earth – The Apology - The Flying Wonder - Off to outer space tomorrow morning - Be the best - Is life, but a dream - Women’s rights - The Nation united - English words – Snake – The man he killed

20. Nature centered Literary works and Global issue Environment and Conservation: Flying with moon on their wings - Migrant bird - Will Thirst Become - Unquenchable? - Going for Water - Swept away - Gaia tells her

GENERAL STUDIES – MAINS EXAMINATIONS (Degree Standard)

Topics for Objective Type

PART A

Unit-I: Role and impact of science and Technology in the Development of India and Tamil Nadu: Nature of universeGeneral scientific lawsScientific instrumentsInventions and discoveries Science glossaryPhysical quantities, standards and units Mechanics and properties of matterForce, motion and energyHeat, light and soundMagnetism, electricity and electronics Elements and compounds Acids, bases and saltsOxidation and reductionCarbon, nitrogen and their compoundsFertilizers pesticides, insecticides Main concepts of life scienceThe cell basic unit of lifeClassification of living organismNutrition and dieteticsRespiration Blood and blood –circulationEndocrine systemReproductive systemAnimals, plants and human lifeGovt. policy organizations on Science and TechnologyRole, achievement & impact of Science and technologyEnergy self sufficiency oil exploration Genetics the science of heredityEnvironment, ecology, health and hygiene, Bio diversity and its conservationHuman diseases, prevention and remediesCommunicable diseases and non communicable diseasesAlcoholism and Drug abuse Computer science and advancement

Unit-II: Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamil Nadu: State government organization structure, functions and control mechanismDistrict administration role in people’s welfare oriented programmesIndustrial map of Tamil Nadu ‐‐ role of state governmentPublic Services ‐‐ role of recruitment agenciesState finance resources, budget and financial administrationUse of IT in administration ‐‐ egovernance in the StateNatural calamities – Disaster Management Union and State Social welfare Government sponsored schemes with reference to Tamil NaduRelationship between State and UnionIndustrial map of India Public Services role of recruitment agencies in Union  Government Social welfare government sponsored schemes by Government of India

Unit-III: Socio Economic Issues in India/ Tamil Nadu: Population Explosion Unemployment issues in India & Tamil Nadu Child LabourEconomic Issues (a) Poverty (b) Sanitation Rural and Urban (c) Corruption in public life Anti Corruption measures CVC, Lokadalats, Ombudsman, CAG.IlliteracyWomen Empowerment – Role of the Govt. in Women Empowerment Social injustice to womenfolk Domestic violence, dowry menace, sexual assaultImpact of violence on the growth of the nation – Religious violence, ‐‐Terrorism and Communal violence.Human Rights issuesRight to information Central and State Commission. Education – Linkage between Education and Economic GrowthCommunity Development ProgrammeEmployment Guarantee SchemeSelf Employment and Entrepreneurship DevelopmentRole of N.G.O’s in Social Welfare – Govt. Policy on Health.

PART B

Unit-IV: Essay (Descriptive Type) (a). Current issues at National Level (b) Current issues at State Level


 

SYLLABUS  FOR COMBINED CIVIL SERVICES - II (GROUP II A) EXAMINATIONS

GENERAL STUDIES - MAINS EXAMINATION (OBJECTIVE TYPE)

All Non-Interview Post

UNIT – I General science :

Physics - UniverseGeneral Scientific lawsScientific instrumentsInventions and discoveriesNational scientific laboratoriesScience glossaryMechanics and properties of matterPhysical quantities, standards and unitsForce, motion and energyelectricity and Magnetism Heat, light and soundAtomic and nuclear physics.

Chemistry – Elements and CompoundsAcids, bases and saltsOxidation and reductionChemistry of ores and metalsCarbon, nitrogen and their compoundsFertilizers, pesticides, insecticides

Botany – Main Concepts of life scienceThe cellbasic unit of lifeClassification of living organism‐‐ ‐Nutrition and dieteticsRespiration

Zoology – Blood and blood circulationEndocrine systemReproductive systemGenetics the science of heredityEnvironment, ecology, health and hygiene, Bio diversity and its conservationHuman diseases, prevention and remediesCommunicable diseases and non-communicable diseases

Unit-II Current Events:

History - Latest diary of events – NationalNational symbolsProfile of States Eminent persons & places in newsSports & gamesBooks & authors Awards & honoursLatest historical events‐‐India and its neighbours Appointmentswho 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 – Geographical landmarksPolicy on environment and ecology

Economics – Current socioeconomic 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 UniverseSolar systemAtmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphereMonsoon, rainfall, weather and climateWater resources rivers in IndiaSoil, minerals & natural resourcesNatural vegetationForest & wildlifeAgricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries Social geography–populationdensity and distributionNatural calamities – disaster management

Unit-IV History and culture of India:

South Indian historyCulture and Heritage of Tamil people‐‐Advent of European invasionExpansion and consolidation of British ruleEffect of British rule on socioeconomic factorsSocial reforms and religious movementsIndia since independenceCharacteristics of Indian culture Unity in diversity –race, colour, language, customIndiaas secular stateOrganizations for fine arts, dance, drama, musicGrowth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TNPolitical 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.

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 constitutionAdministrative reforms & tribunalsCorruption in public life Anticorruption measures – Central Vigilance Commission, lokadalats, 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 Fiveyear plan modelsan assessmentLand reforms & agricultureApplication of science in agricultureIndustrial growthRole of public sector & disinvestmentDevelopment 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 developmentFinance Commission Planning Commission National Development Council

Unit-VI INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT:

Early uprising against British rule1857 Revolt Indian National CongressEmergence of national leadersGandhi, Nehru, Tagore, NetajiGrowth of militant movements Communalism led to partitionRole of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar& OthersBirth of political parties /political system in India since independence

UNIT-VII APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY TESTS:

Conversion of information to data‐‐Collection, compilation and presentation of data Tables, graphs, diagramsAnalytical interpretation of data SimplificationPercentageHighest Common Factor (HCF)Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)Ratio and ProportionSimple interestCompound interestAreaVolumeTime and Work Decision making and problem solvingLogical ReasoningPuzzlesDiceVisual ReasoningAlpha numeric ReasoningNumber Series Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences.

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gFjp ? (m) [,yf;fzk;

1/ bghUj;Jjy;: ? bghUj;jkhd bghUisj; njh;t[ bra;jy;; (ii) g[fH; bgw;w E}y; E}yhrphpah;

2/ bjhlUk; bjhlh;g[k; mwpjy; (i) ,j;bjhluhy; Fwpf;fg;bgWk; rhd;nwhh; (ii) milbkhHpahy; Fwpf;fg;bgWk; E}y;

3/ gphpj;bjGJf

4/ vjph;r;brhy;iy vLj;bjGJjy;

5/ bghUe;jhr; brhy;iyf; fz;lwpjy;

6/ gpiH jpUj;jk; (i) re;jpg;gpiHia ePf;Fjy; (ii) xUik gd;ik –gpiHfis ePf;Fjy; kug[g; gpiHfs;. tGt[r; brhw;fis ePf;Fjy; - gpwbkhHpr; brhw;fis ePf;Fjy;

7/ M’;fpyr; brhy;Yf;F neuhd jkpH;r; brhy;iy mwpjy;

8/ xyp ntWghlwpe;J rhpahd bghUisawpjy;

9/ XbuGj;J xUbkhHp chpa bghUisf; fz;lwpjy;

10/ nth;r;brhy;iyj; njh;t[ bra;jy;

11/nth;r;brhy;iyf; bfhLj;J-tpidKw;W. tpidbar;rk;. tpidahyiza[k; bgah;. bjhHpw; bgaiu - cUthf;fy;

12/ mfu thpirg;go brhw;fisr; rPh; bra;jy;

13/ brhw;fis xG;FgLj;jp brhw;bwhluhf;Fjy;

14/ bgah;r;brhy;ypd; tifawpjy;

15/ ,yf;fzf; Fwpg;gwpjy;

16/ tpilf;nfw;w tpdhitj; njh;e;bjLj;jy;

17/ vt;tif thf;fpak; vdf; fz;blGJjy;

18/ jd;tpid. gpwtpid. bra;tpid. brag;ghl;L tpid thf;fpa’;fisf; fz;blGJjy;

19/ ctikahy; tpsf;fg;bgWk; bghUj;jkhd bghUisj; njh;e;bjGJjy;

20/ vJif. nkhid. ,iag[ ,tw;Ws; VnjDk; xd;iwj; njh;e;bjGJjy;

gFjp ? (M) ,yf;fpak;

1/jpUf;Fws; bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;. nkw;nfhs;fs; bjhliu epug;g[jy; (gj;bjhd;gJ mjpfhuk; kl;Lk;)

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3/ fk;guhkhazk; ? bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs; nkw;nfhs;fs;. gh tif. rpwe;j bjhlh;fs;/

4/ g[wehD}W ? mfehDW. ew;wpiz. FWe;bjhif. I’;FWE}W. fypj;bjhif bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;. nkw;nfhs;fs; motiuaiw. vl;Lj;bjhif. gj;Jg;ghl;LE}y;fspy; cs;s gpw bra;jpfs;/

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6/ bghpag[uhzk; ? ehyhapu jpt;tpag;gpuge;jk; ? jpUtpisahlw; g[uhzk; ?njk;ghtzp ? rPwhg;g[uhzk; bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;/

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9/ ehl;Lg;g[wg;ghl;L ? rpj;jh; ghly;fs; bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;/

10/rka Kd;ndhofs; mg;gh;. rk;ge;jh;. Re;juh;. khzpf;fthrfh;. jpUK:yh;. FynrfuMH;thh;. Mz;lhs;. rPj;jiyr; rhj;jdhh;. vr;/V/fpUc&;z gps;is. ckWg;g[yth; bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;. nkw;nfhs;fs;. rpwg;g[g; bgah;fs;/

gFjp ?, jkpH; mwph;fSk; jkpH;j; bjhz;Lk;

1/ ghujpahh;. ghujpjhrd;. ehkf;fy; ftph;. ftpkzp njrpf tpehafk; gps;is bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;. rpwe;j bjhlh;fs;. r[pwg;g[g; bgah;fs;/

2/ kug[f;ftpij ? Koaurd;. thzpjhrd;. Rujh. fz;zjhrd;. cLkiyehuhazftp. gl;Lf;nfhl;il fy;ahzRe;juk;. kUjfhrp bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;. milbkhHpbgah;fs;/

3/ g[Jf; ftpij ? e/gpr;rK:h;j;jp. rp/R/bry;yg;gh. jUK rptuhK. gRta;ah. ,uh/kPdhl;rp. rp/kzp. rpw;gp. K/nkj;jh. <nuhL jkpHd;gd;. mg;Jy;uFkhd;. fyhg;hpah. fy;ahz;$p. hdf; Tj;jd;. njtnjtd;. rhiy ,se;jpiuad.; rhypdp ,se;jpiuad;. Mye;J}h; nkhfdu’;fd; ? bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;. nkw;nfhs;fs;. rpwg;g[j; bjhlh;fs; kw;Wk;

vGjpa E}y;fs;/

4/ jkpHpy; foj ,yf;fpak; ? ehl;Fwpg;g[/ neU ? fhe;jp ? K/t/ ? mz;zh ? Mde;ju’;fk; gp;s;is ehl;Fwpg;g[ bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;/

5/ ehlff;fiy ? ,irf;fiy bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;

6/ jkpHpy; rpWfijfs; jiyg;g[ ? Mrphpah; ? bghUj;Jjy;

7/ fiyfs; ? rpw;gk; ? Xtpak; ? ngr;R ? jpiug;glf;fiy bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;

8/ jkpHpd; bjhd;ik ? jkpH; bkhHpapd; rpwg;g[. jpuhtpl bkhHpfs; bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;

9/ ciueil ? kiwkiyaofs;. ghpjpkhw;fiyh;. e/K/nt’;flrhkp ehl;lhh;. uh/gp/nrJg; gps;is. jpU/tp/f/. itahg[hpg;gps;is ? bkhHp eil bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;/

10/ c/nt/rhkpehj Iah;. bj/bgh/kPdhl;rp Re;judhh;. rp/,yf;Ftdhh; ? jkpH;g;gzp bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;

11/ njtneag;ghthzh; ? mfuKjyp. ghtynuW bgU”; rpj;jpudhh;. jkpH;j;bjhz;L bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;

12/ $p/a[/nghg; ? tPukhKdpth; jkpH;j;bjhz;L rpwg;g[j; bjhlh;fs;

13/ bghpahh; ? mz;zh ? Kj;Juhkyp’;fj; njth; ? mk;ngj;fh; ? fhkuhrh; ? rKjhaj; bjhz;L/

14/ jkpHfk; ? CUk; ngUk;. njhw;wk; khw;wk; gw;wpa bra;jpfs;

15/ cyfshtpa jkpHh;fs; rpwg;g[k; ? bgUika[k; ? jkpH;g; gzpa[k;

16/ jkpH;bkhHpapy; mwptpay; rpe;jidfs; bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;

17/ jkpH; kfsphpd; rpwg;g[ ? md;dp bgrz;l; mk;ikahh;. K:tY}h; uhkhkph;jj;jk;khs;. lhf;lh;/Kj;Jyl;Rkp bul;o/ tpLjiyg; nghuhl;lj;jpy; kfsph; g;F (jpy;iyaho ts;spak;ik. uhzp k’;fk;khs;)

18/ jkpHh; tzpfk; ? bjhy;ypay; Ma;t[fs; ? flw; gazpfs; ? bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;

19/ cznt kUe;J ? neha; jPh;f;Fk; K:ypiffs; bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;

20/ rkag; bghJik czh;j;jpa jha[khdth;. ,uhkyp’;f mofshh;. jpU/tp/ fy;ahz Re;judhh; bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs; ? nkw;nfhs;fs;/

GENERAL ENGLISH

S.S.L.C. Standard (Objective Type)

PART A - Grammar

1. Match the following words and Phrases given in Column A with their meanings in Column B.

2.Choose the correct ‘Synonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given

3. Choose the correct ‘Antonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given

4. Select the correct word (Prefix, Suffix)

5. Fill in the blanks with suitable Article

6. Fill in the blanks with suitable Preposition

7. Select the correct Question Tag

8. Select the correct Tense

9. Select the correct Voice

10. Fill in the blanks (Infinitive, Gerund, Participle)

11. Identify the sentence pattern of the following sentence (Subject, Verb, Object….)

Blanks with correct ‘Homophones’

12. Find out the Error (Articles, Prepositions, Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb)

13. Comprehension

14. Select the correct sentence

15. Find out the odd words (Verb, Noun, Adjective, Adverb)

16. Select the correct Plural forms

17. Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentense)

18. Identify the correct Degree.

19.Form a new word by blending the words.

20.Form compound words (Eg: Noun+Verb, Gerund+Noun)

Part-B - Literature

1. Figures of speech observed in the following Poems: Alliteration – Allusion – Simile – Metaphor – Personification – Oxymoron –Onomatopoeia – Anaphora – Ellipsis - Rhyme Scheme - Rhyming Words –Repetition – Apostrophe

A Psalm of Life - Women’s Rights - The Nation United - English words –Snake – The Man He Killed - Off to outer space tomorrow morning – Sonnet No.116 - The Solitary Reaper - Be the Best - O Captain My Captain – Laugh and Be Merry – Earth - Don’t quit - The Apology - Be Glad your Nose is on your face - A sonnet for my Incomparable Mother - The Flying Wonder – To a Millionaire - The Piano – Manliness - Going for water - The cry of the Children - Migrant Bird - Shilpi.

2. Appreciation Questions from Poetry: A Psalm of Life - Women’s Rights - The Nation United - English words – Snake – The Man He Killed - Off to outer space tomorrow morning – Sonnet No.116 - The Solitary Reaper - Be the Best - O Captain My Captain - Laugh and Be Merry – Earth - Don’t quit - The Apology - Be Glad your - Nose is on your face - A sonnet for my Incomparable Mother – The Flying Wondr - To a Millionaire - The Piano – Manliness - Going for water - The cry of the Children - Migrant Bird - Shilpi.

3.Important lines from Poems: Where the mind is without fear - The Solitary Reaper - Going for water – A Psalm of Life - Be the Best - Sonnet No.116

4.Questions on the Biography of: Mahatma Gandhi - Jawaharlal Nehru - Subash Chandra Bose - Helen Keller Kalpana Chawala - Dr.Salim Ali - Rani of Jhansi - Nelson Mandela – Abraham Lincoln

5.Questions on Shakespeare’s: Merchant of Venice (Act IV Court Scene) - Julius Ceasar (Act III Scene 2) - Sonnet 116

6.Questions from Oscar Wilde’s: The Model Millionaire - The Selfish Giant

7.Dr.Karl Paulnack: Music-The Hope Raiser

8.Comprehension Questions from the following Motivational Essays:Gopala Krishna Gokhale’s Speech on 25th July in Mumbai in response to The address presented to him by students- Dale Carnegie’s ‘The Road to success- Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam’s ‘Vision for the Nation’(from‘India 2020’) - Ruskin Bond’s ‘Our Local Team’ - Hope Spencer’s ‘Keep your spirits high’ - Deepa Agarwal’s ‘After the storm’ - Brian patten’s ‘You can’t be that no you can’t be that’

9.Comprehension Questions from the following description of Places: Ahtushi Deshpande’s ‘To the land of snow’ - Manohar Devadoss – Yaanai Malai - Brihadeesvarar Temple

10.British English – American English

Part-C Authors and their Literary Works

1.Match the Poems with the Poets: A psalm of Life - Be the Best - The cry of the children - The Piano – Manliness Going for water – Earth -The Apology - Be Glad your Nose is on your face - The Flying Wonder -Is Life But a Dream - Be the Best - O captain My Captain - Snake - Punishment in Kindergarten -Where the Mind is Without fear - The Man He Killed - Nine Gold Medals

2.Which Nationality the story belongs to?: The selfish Giant - The Lottery Ticket - The Last Leaf - How the Camel got its Hump - Two Friends – Refugee - The Open Window

3.Identify the Author with the short story: The selfish Giant - The Lottery Ticket - The Last Leaf - How the Camel got its Hump - Two Friends – Refugee - The Open Window - A Man who Had no Eyes - The Tears of the Desert – Sam The Piano - The face of Judas Iscariot - Swept Away - A close encounter - Caught Sneezing - The Wooden Bowl - Swami and the sum

4.Whose Auto biography / Biography is this?

5.Which Nationality the Poet belongs to ?: Robert Frost - Archibald Lampman - D.H. Lawrence - Rudyard Kipling Kamala Das - Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Famida Y. Basheer – Thomas Hardy - Khalil Gibran - Edgar A. Guest - Ralph Waldo Emerson – Jack Prelutsky - F. Joanna - Stephen Vincent Benet - William Shakespeare - William Wordsworth - H.W. Long Fellow - Annie Louisa walker - Walt Whitman - V.K. Gokak

6.Characters, Quotes, Important Lines from the following works of Indian Authors: Sahitya Akademi Award winner: Thakazhi Sivasankaran Pillai – ‘Farmer’ Kamala Das – 1. Punishment in Kindergarten 2. My Grandmother’s House

R.K. Narayan - Swami and the sum - Rabindranath Tagore - Where the mind is without fear - Dhan Gopal Mukherji - Kari, The Elephant – Deepa Agarwal - After the Storm - Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam - Vision for the Nation

Indra Anantha Krishna- The Neem Tree - Lakshmi Mukuntan- The Ant Eater and the Dassie - Dr. Neeraja Raghavan - The Sun Beam

7.Drama Famous lines, characters, quotes from: Julius Caesar - The Merchant of Venice

8.Match the Places, Poet, Dramatist, Painter with suitable option

9. Match the following Folk Arts with the Indian State / Country

10. Match the Author with the Relevant Title/Character

11. Match the Characters with Relevant Story Title: The Selfish Giant - How the camel got its hump - The Lottery ticket – The Last Leaf - Two friends – Refugee - Open window – Reflowering – The Necklace Holiday

12. About the Poets: Rabindranath Tagore - Henry Wordsworth Longfellow - Anne Louisa Walker -V K Gokak - Walt Whitman - Douglas Malloch

13. About the Dramatists: William Shakespeare - Thomas Hardy

14. Mention the Poem in which these lines occur: Granny, Granny, please comb My Hair - With a friend - To cook and Eat - To India – My Native Land - A tiger in the Zoo - No men are foreign – Laugh and be Merry – The Apology - The Flying Wonder

15. Various works of the following Authors – Rabindranath Tagore – Shakespeare - William Wordsworth - H.W. Longfellow – Anne Louisa Walker - Oscar Wilde - Pearl S. Buck

16. What is the theme observed in the Literary works?: Snake - The Mark of Vishnu - Greedy Govind - Our Local Team – Where the mind is without fear - Keep your spirits high - Be the best – Bat – The Piano – The Model Millionaire - The Cry of the Children – Migrant bird – Shilpi

17. Famous Quotes – Who said this?

18. To Which period the Poets belong: William Shakespeare - Walt Whitman - William Wordsworth - H.W. Longfellow Annie Louisa Walker - D.H. Lawrence

19. Matching the Poets and Poems: Discovery – Biking – Inclusion - Granny, Granny, please comb My Hair – With a Friend - To cook and Eat – Bat - To India – My Native Land - A tiger in the Zoo - No men are foreign - Laugh and be Merry – Earth – The Apology - The Flying Wonder - Off to outer space tomorrow morning - Be the best - Is life, but a dream - Women’s rights - The Nation united - English words – Snake – The man he killed

20. Nature centered Literary works and Global issue Environment and Conservation: Flying with moon on their wings - Migrant bird - Will Thirst Become - Unquenchable? - Going for Water - Swept away - Gaia tells her

 

COMBINED CIVIL SERVICES – III (GROUP III & III A) EXAMINATIONS

General Studies – Mains Examination (Higher secondary standard)

Topics for Objective Type

UNIT – I 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 II Current Events

History Latest diary of eventsnational National symbols Profile of States Eminent persons & places in news Sports & games Books & authors Awards & honors’ India and its neighbors

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 socioeconomic problems

Science Latest inventions on science & technology

UNIT III. Geography Earth and Universe Solar system Monsoon, rainfall, weather & climate Water resources rivers in India Soil, minerals & natural resources Forest & wildlife Agricultural pattern – Transport including surface transport & communication Social geography – populationdensity and distribution Natural calamitiesDisaster Management.

UNIT IV. 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 Indiaas secular state Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN Political parties and populist schemes

UNIT V. INDIAN POLITY - Constitution of India Preamble to the constitution Salient features of constitution Union, state and territory Citizenshiprights 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 ScheduleVIII Corruption in public life Anticorruption measures –CVC, lokadalats, Ombudsman, CAG Right to information Empowerment of women Consumer protection forms

UNIT VI. INDIAN ECONOMY -  Nature of Indian economy Fiveyear plan modelsan 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 National renaissance Emergence of national leaders Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore Different modes of agitations Role of Tail Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC, periyar, Bharathiar & others

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 Time and Work

Logical Reasoning – Puzzles Visual Reasoning Number Series

ghlj;jpl;lk; bghJj; jkpH; (bfhs;Fwptifj; njh;tpw;F)

v!;/v!;/vy;/rp/ juk;

gFjp ? (m) [,yf;fzk;

1/ bghUj;Jjy;: ? bghUj;jkhd bghUisj; njh;t[ bra;jy;; (ii) g[fH; bgw;w E}y; E}yhrphpah;

2/ bjhlUk; bjhlh;g[k; mwpjy; (i) ,j;bjhluhy; Fwpf;fg;bgWk; rhd;nwhh; (ii) milbkhHpahy; Fwpf;fg;bgWk; E}y;

3/ gphpj;bjGJf

4/ vjph;r;brhy;iy vLj;bjGJjy;

5/ bghUe;jhr; brhy;iyf; fz;lwpjy;

6/ gpiH jpUj;jk; (i) re;jpg;gpiHia ePf;Fjy; (ii) xUik gd;ik –gpiHfis ePf;Fjy; kug[g; gpiHfs;. tGt[r; brhw;fis ePf;Fjy; - gpwbkhHpr; brhw;fis ePf;Fjy;

7/ M’;fpyr; brhy;Yf;F neuhd jkpH;r; brhy;iy mwpjy;

8/ xyp ntWghlwpe;J rhpahd bghUisawpjy;

9/ XbuGj;J xUbkhHp chpa bghUisf; fz;lwpjy;

10/ nth;r;brhy;iyj; njh;t[ bra;jy;

11/nth;r;brhy;iyf; bfhLj;J-tpidKw;W. tpidbar;rk;. tpidahyiza[k; bgah;. bjhHpw; bgaiu - cUthf;fy;

12/ mfu thpirg;go brhw;fisr; rPh; bra;jy;

13/ brhw;fis xG;FgLj;jp brhw;bwhluhf;Fjy;

14/ bgah;r;brhy;ypd; tifawpjy;

15/ ,yf;fzf; Fwpg;gwpjy;

16/ tpilf;nfw;w tpdhitj; njh;e;bjLj;jy;

17/ vt;tif thf;fpak; vdf; fz;blGJjy;

18/ jd;tpid. gpwtpid. bra;tpid. brag;ghl;L tpid thf;fpa’;fisf; fz;blGJjy;

19/ ctikahy; tpsf;fg;bgWk; bghUj;jkhd bghUisj; njh;e;bjGJjy;

20/ vJif. nkhid. ,iag[ ,tw;Ws; VnjDk; xd;iwj; njh;e;bjGJjy;

gFjp ? (M) ,yf;fpak;

1/jpUf;Fws; bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;. nkw;nfhs;fs; bjhliu epug;g[jy; (gj;bjhd;gJ mjpfhuk; kl;Lk;)

md;g[?gz;g[?fy;tp?nfs;tp?mwpt[?mlf;fk;. xGf;fk;. bghiw. el;g[. tha;ik. fhyk;. typ. Xg;g[utwpjy;. bra;ed;wp. rhd;whz;ik. bghpahiuj;Jizf;nfhly;. bghUs;bray;tif. tpidj;jpl;gk;. ,dpait Twy;/

2/ mwE}y;fs; ehyoahh;. ehd;kzpf;foif. gHbkhHpehD}W. KJbkhHpf;fhrp. jphpfLfk;. ,d;dh ehw;gJ. ,dpait ehw;gJ. rpWg”;rK:yk;. Vyhjp. Xsitahh; ghly;fs; bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;. gjpbdz;fPH;f;fzf;F E}y;fspy; gpw bra;jpfs;/

3/ fk;guhkhazk; ? bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs; nkw;nfhs;fs;. gh tif. rpwe;j bjhlh;fs;/

4/ g[wehD}W ? mfehDW. ew;wpiz. FWe;bjhif. I’;FWE}W. fypj;bjhif bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;. nkw;nfhs;fs; motiuaiw. vl;Lj;bjhif. gj;Jg;ghl;LE}y;fspy; cs;s gpw bra;jpfs;/

5/ rpyg;gjpfhuk;?kzpnkfiy?bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;. nkw;nfhs;fs;. rpwe;jbjhlh;fs; cl;gphpt[fs; kw;Wk; Ik;bgUk;?I”;rpW fhg;gpa’;fs; bjhlh;ghd  bra;jpfs;/

6/ bghpag[uhzk; ? ehyhapu jpt;tpag;gpuge;jk; ? jpUtpisahlw; g[uhzk; ?njk;ghtzp ? rPwhg;g[uhzk; bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;/

7/ rpw;wpyf;fpa’;fs; jpUf;Fw;whyf;Fwt”;rp ? fyp’;fj;Jg;guzp ? Kj;bjhs;shapuk;. jkpH;tpL J}J ? ee;jpf;fyk;gfk;. tpf;fpuknrhHd; cyh. Kf;Tlw;gs;S. fhtor;rpe;J. jpUnt’;flj;je;jhjp. Kj;Jf;FkhuRthkp gps;isj; jkpH;. bgj;jynfk; Fwt”;rp. mHfh; fps;istpLJ}J. ,uh$uh$d; nrhHd; cyh bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;/

8/ kndhd;kzpak; ? gh”;rhyp rgjk; ? Fapy; ghl;L ? ,ul;Lw bkhHpjy; (fhsnkfg;g[yth; ?mHfpa brhf;fehjh; bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs);

9/ ehl;Lg;g[wg;ghl;L ? rpj;jh; ghly;fs; bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;/

10/rka Kd;ndhofs; mg;gh;. rk;ge;jh;. Re;juh;. khzpf;fthrfh;. jpUK:yh;. FynrfuMH;thh;. Mz;lhs;. rPj;jiyr; rhj;jdhh;. vr;/V/fpUc&;z gps;is. ckWg;g[yth; bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;. nkw;nfhs;fs;. rpwg;g[g; bgah;fs;/

gFjp ?, jkpH; mwph;fSk; jkpH;j; bjhz;Lk;

1/ ghujpahh;. ghujpjhrd;. ehkf;fy; ftph;. ftpkzp njrpf tpehafk; gps;is bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;. rpwe;j bjhlh;fs;. r[pwg;g[g; bgah;fs;/

2/ kug[f;ftpij ? Koaurd;. thzpjhrd;. Rujh. fz;zjhrd;. cLkiyehuhazftp. gl;Lf;nfhl;il fy;ahzRe;juk;. kUjfhrp bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;. milbkhHpbgah;fs;/

3/ g[Jf; ftpij ? e/gpr;rK:h;j;jp. rp/R/bry;yg;gh. jUK rptuhK. gRta;ah. ,uh/kPdhl;rp. rp/kzp. rpw;gp. K/nkj;jh. <nuhL jkpHd;gd;. mg;Jy;uFkhd;. fyhg;hpah. fy;ahz;$p. hdf; Tj;jd;. njtnjtd;. rhiy ,se;jpiuad.; rhypdp ,se;jpiuad;. Mye;J}h; nkhfdu’;fd; ? bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;. nkw;nfhs;fs;. rpwg;g[j; bjhlh;fs; kw;Wk;

vGjpa E}y;fs;/

4/ jkpHpy; foj ,yf;fpak; ? ehl;Fwpg;g[/ neU ? fhe;jp ? K/t/ ? mz;zh ? Mde;ju’;fk; gp;s;is ehl;Fwpg;g[ bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;/

5/ ehlff;fiy ? ,irf;fiy bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;

6/ jkpHpy; rpWfijfs; jiyg;g[ ? Mrphpah; ? bghUj;Jjy;

7/ fiyfs; ? rpw;gk; ? Xtpak; ? ngr;R ? jpiug;glf;fiy bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;

8/ jkpHpd; bjhd;ik ? jkpH; bkhHpapd; rpwg;g[. jpuhtpl bkhHpfs; bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;

9/ ciueil ? kiwkiyaofs;. ghpjpkhw;fiyh;. e/K/nt’;flrhkp ehl;lhh;. uh/gp/nrJg; gps;is. jpU/tp/f/. itahg[hpg;gps;is ? bkhHp eil bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;/

10/ c/nt/rhkpehj Iah;. bj/bgh/kPdhl;rp Re;judhh;. rp/,yf;Ftdhh; ? jkpH;g;gzp bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;

11/ njtneag;ghthzh; ? mfuKjyp. ghtynuW bgU”; rpj;jpudhh;. jkpH;j;bjhz;L bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;

12/ $p/a[/nghg; ? tPukhKdpth; jkpH;j;bjhz;L rpwg;g[j; bjhlh;fs;

13/ bghpahh; ? mz;zh ? Kj;Juhkyp’;fj; njth; ? mk;ngj;fh; ? fhkuhrh; ? rKjhaj; bjhz;L/

14/ jkpHfk; ? CUk; ngUk;. njhw;wk; khw;wk; gw;wpa bra;jpfs;

15/ cyfshtpa jkpHh;fs; rpwg;g[k; ? bgUika[k; ? jkpH;g; gzpa[k;

16/ jkpH;bkhHpapy; mwptpay; rpe;jidfs; bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;

17/ jkpH; kfsphpd; rpwg;g[ ? md;dp bgrz;l; mk;ikahh;. K:tY}h; uhkhkph;jj;jk;khs;. lhf;lh;/Kj;Jyl;Rkp bul;o/ tpLjiyg; nghuhl;lj;jpy; kfsph; g;F (jpy;iyaho ts;spak;ik. uhzp k’;fk;khs;)

18/ jkpHh; tzpfk; ? bjhy;ypay; Ma;t[fs; ? flw; gazpfs; ? bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;

19/ cznt kUe;J ? neha; jPh;f;Fk; K:ypiffs; bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs;

20/ rkag; bghJik czh;j;jpa jha[khdth;. ,uhkyp’;f mofshh;. jpU/tp/ fy;ahz Re;judhh; bjhlh;ghd bra;jpfs; ? nkw;nfhs;fs;/

GENERAL ENGLISH

S.S.L.C. Standard (Objective Type)

PART A - Grammar

1. Match the following words and Phrases given in Column A with their meanings in Column B.

2.Choose the correct ‘Synonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given

3. Choose the correct ‘Antonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given

4. Select the correct word (Prefix, Suffix)

5. Fill in the blanks with suitable Article

6. Fill in the blanks with suitable Preposition

7. Select the correct Question Tag

8. Select the correct Tense

9. Select the correct Voice

10. Fill in the blanks (Infinitive, Gerund, Participle)

11. Identify the sentence pattern of the following sentence (Subject, Verb, Object….)

Blanks with correct ‘Homophones’

12. Find out the Error (Articles, Prepositions, Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb)

13. Comprehension

14. Select the correct sentence

15. Find out the odd words (Verb, Noun, Adjective, Adverb)

16. Select the correct Plural forms

17. Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentense)

18. Identify the correct Degree.

19.Form a new word by blending the words.

20.Form compound words (Eg: Noun+Verb, Gerund+Noun)

Part-B - Literature

1. Figures of speech observed in the following Poems: Alliteration – Allusion – Simile – Metaphor – Personification – Oxymoron –Onomatopoeia – Anaphora – Ellipsis - Rhyme Scheme - Rhyming Words –Repetition – Apostrophe

A Psalm of Life - Women’s Rights - The Nation United - English words –Snake – The Man He Killed - Off to outer space tomorrow morning – Sonnet No.116 - The Solitary Reaper - Be the Best - O Captain My Captain – Laugh and Be Merry – Earth - Don’t quit - The Apology - Be Glad your Nose is on your face - A sonnet for my Incomparable Mother - The Flying Wonder – To a Millionaire - The Piano – Manliness - Going for water - The cry of the Children - Migrant Bird - Shilpi.

2. Appreciation Questions from Poetry: A Psalm of Life - Women’s Rights - The Nation United - English words – Snake – The Man He Killed - Off to outer space tomorrow morning – Sonnet No.116 - The Solitary Reaper - Be the Best - O Captain My Captain - Laugh and Be Merry – Earth - Don’t quit - The Apology - Be Glad your - Nose is on your face - A sonnet for my Incomparable Mother – The Flying Wondr - To a Millionaire - The Piano – Manliness - Going for water - The cry of the Children - Migrant Bird - Shilpi.

3.Important lines from Poems: Where the mind is without fear - The Solitary Reaper - Going for water – A Psalm of Life - Be the Best - Sonnet No.116

4.Questions on the Biography of: Mahatma Gandhi - Jawaharlal Nehru - Subash Chandra Bose - Helen Keller Kalpana Chawala - Dr.Salim Ali - Rani of Jhansi - Nelson Mandela – Abraham Lincoln

5.Questions on Shakespeare’s: Merchant of Venice (Act IV Court Scene) - Julius Ceasar (Act III Scene 2) - Sonnet 116

6.Questions from Oscar Wilde’s: The Model Millionaire - The Selfish Giant

7.Dr.Karl Paulnack: Music-The Hope Raiser

8.Comprehension Questions from the following Motivational Essays:Gopala Krishna Gokhale’s Speech on 25th July in Mumbai in response to The address presented to him by students- Dale Carnegie’s ‘The Road to success- Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam’s ‘Vision for the Nation’(from‘India 2020’) - Ruskin Bond’s ‘Our Local Team’ - Hope Spencer’s ‘Keep your spirits high’ - Deepa Agarwal’s ‘After the storm’ - Brian patten’s ‘You can’t be that no you can’t be that’

9.Comprehension Questions from the following description of Places: Ahtushi Deshpande’s ‘To the land of snow’ - Manohar Devadoss – Yaanai Malai - Brihadeesvarar Temple

10.British English – American English

Part-C Authors and their Literary Works

1.Match the Poems with the Poets: A psalm of Life - Be the Best - The cry of the children - The Piano – Manliness Going for water – Earth -The Apology - Be Glad your Nose is on your face - The Flying Wonder -Is Life But a Dream - Be the Best - O captain My Captain - Snake - Punishment in Kindergarten -Where the Mind is Without fear - The Man He Killed - Nine Gold Medals

2.Which Nationality the story belongs to?: The selfish Giant - The Lottery Ticket - The Last Leaf - How the Camel got its Hump - Two Friends – Refugee - The Open Window

3.Identify the Author with the short story: The selfish Giant - The Lottery Ticket - The Last Leaf - How the Camel got its Hump - Two Friends – Refugee - The Open Window - A Man who Had no Eyes - The Tears of the Desert – Sam The Piano - The face of Judas Iscariot - Swept Away - A close encounter - Caught Sneezing - The Wooden Bowl - Swami and the sum

4.Whose Auto biography / Biography is this?

5.Which Nationality the Poet belongs to ?: Robert Frost - Archibald Lampman - D.H. Lawrence - Rudyard Kipling Kamala Das - Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Famida Y. Basheer – Thomas Hardy - Khalil Gibran - Edgar A. Guest - Ralph Waldo Emerson – Jack Prelutsky - F. Joanna - Stephen Vincent Benet - William Shakespeare - William Wordsworth - H.W. Long Fellow - Annie Louisa walker - Walt Whitman - V.K. Gokak

6.Characters, Quotes, Important Lines from the following works of Indian Authors: Sahitya Akademi Award winner: Thakazhi Sivasankaran Pillai – ‘Farmer’ Kamala Das – 1. Punishment in Kindergarten 2. My Grandmother’s House

R.K. Narayan - Swami and the sum - Rabindranath Tagore - Where the mind is without fear - Dhan Gopal Mukherji - Kari, The Elephant – Deepa Agarwal - After the Storm - Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam - Vision for the Nation

Indra Anantha Krishna- The Neem Tree - Lakshmi Mukuntan- The Ant Eater and the Dassie - Dr. Neeraja Raghavan - The Sun Beam

7.Drama Famous lines, characters, quotes from: Julius Caesar - The Merchant of Venice

8.Match the Places, Poet, Dramatist, Painter with suitable option

9. Match the following Folk Arts with the Indian State / Country

10. Match the Author with the Relevant Title/Character

11. Match the Characters with Relevant Story Title: The Selfish Giant - How the camel got its hump - The Lottery ticket – The Last Leaf - Two friends – Refugee - Open window – Reflowering – The Necklace Holiday

12. About the Poets: Rabindranath Tagore - Henry Wordsworth Longfellow - Anne Louisa Walker -V K Gokak - Walt Whitman - Douglas Malloch

13. About the Dramatists: William Shakespeare - Thomas Hardy

14. Mention the Poem in which these lines occur: Granny, Granny, please comb My Hair - With a friend - To cook and Eat - To India – My Native Land - A tiger in the Zoo - No men are foreign – Laugh and be Merry – The Apology - The Flying Wonder

15. Various works of the following Authors – Rabindranath Tagore – Shakespeare - William Wordsworth - H.W. Longfellow – Anne Louisa Walker - Oscar Wilde - Pearl S. Buck

16. What is the theme observed in the Literary works?: Snake - The Mark of Vishnu - Greedy Govind - Our Local Team – Where the mind is without fear - Keep your spirits high - Be the best – Bat – The Piano – The Model Millionaire - The Cry of the Children – Migrant bird – Shilpi

17. Famous Quotes – Who said this?

18. To Which period the Poets belong: William Shakespeare - Walt Whitman - William Wordsworth - H.W. Longfellow Annie Louisa Walker - D.H. Lawrence

19. Matching the Poets and Poems: Discovery – Biking – Inclusion - Granny, Granny, please comb My Hair – With a Friend - To cook and Eat – Bat - To India – My Native Land - A tiger in the Zoo - No men are foreign - Laugh and be Merry – Earth – The Apology - The Flying Wonder - Off to outer space tomorrow morning - Be the best - Is life, but a dream - Women’s rights - The Nation united - English words – Snake – The man he killed

20. Nature centered Literary works and Global issue Environment and Conservation: Flying with moon on their wings - Migrant bird - Will Thirst Become - Unquenchable? - Going for Water - Swept away - Gaia tells her

 

COMBINED CIVIL SERVICES – IV (GROUP IV) EXAMINATIONS

General Studies (S.S.L.C. STANDARD)

Topics for Objective Type

UNIT – I 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 II Current Events

History Latest diary of eventsnational National symbols Profile of States Eminent persons & places in news Sports & games Books & authors Awards & honors’ India and its neighbors

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 socioeconomic problems

Science Latest inventions on science & technology

UNIT III. Geography Earth and Universe Solar system Monsoon, rainfall, weather & climate Water resources rivers in India Soil, minerals & natural resources Forest & wildlife Agricultural pattern – Transport including surface transport & communication Social geography – populationdensity and distribution Natural calamitiesDisaster Management.

UNIT IV. 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 Indiaas secular state Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN Political parties and populist schemes

UNIT V. INDIAN POLITY - Constitution of India Preamble to the constitution Salient features of constitution Union, state and territory Citizenshiprights 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 ScheduleVIII Corruption in public life Anticorruption measures –CVC, lokadalats, Ombudsman, CAG Right to information Empowerment of women Consumer protection forms

UNIT VI. INDIAN ECONOMY - Nature of Indian economy Fiveyear plan modelsan 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 National renaissance Emergence of national leaders Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore Different modes of agitations Role of Tail Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC, periyar, Bharathiar & others

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 Time and Work

Logical Reasoning – Puzzles Visual Reasoning Number Series

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GENERAL ENGLISH

S.S.L.C. Standard (Objective Type)

PART A - Grammar

1. Match the following words and Phrases given in Column A with their meanings in Column B.

2.Choose the correct ‘Synonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given

3. Choose the correct ‘Antonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given

4. Select the correct word (Prefix, Suffix)

5. Fill in the blanks with suitable Article

6. Fill in the blanks with suitable Preposition

7. Select the correct Question Tag

8. Select the correct Tense

9. Select the correct Voice

10. Fill in the blanks (Infinitive, Gerund, Participle)

11. Identify the sentence pattern of the following sentence (Subject, Verb, Object….)

Blanks with correct ‘Homophones’

12. Find out the Error (Articles, Prepositions, Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb)

13. Comprehension

14. Select the correct sentence

15. Find out the odd words (Verb, Noun, Adjective, Adverb)

16. Select the correct Plural forms

17. Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentense)

18. Identify the correct Degree.

19.Form a new word by blending the words.

20.Form compound words (Eg: Noun+Verb, Gerund+Noun)

Part-B - Literature

1. Figures of speech observed in the following Poems: Alliteration – Allusion – Simile – Metaphor – Personification – Oxymoron –Onomatopoeia – Anaphora – Ellipsis - Rhyme Scheme - Rhyming Words –Repetition – Apostrophe

A Psalm of Life - Women’s Rights - The Nation United - English words –Snake – The Man He Killed - Off to outer space tomorrow morning – Sonnet No.116 - The Solitary Reaper - Be the Best - O Captain My Captain – Laugh and Be Merry – Earth - Don’t quit - The Apology - Be Glad your Nose is on your face - A sonnet for my Incomparable Mother - The Flying Wonder – To a Millionaire - The Piano – Manliness - Going for water - The cry of the Children - Migrant Bird - Shilpi.

2. Appreciation Questions from Poetry: A Psalm of Life - Women’s Rights - The Nation United - English words – Snake – The Man He Killed - Off to outer space tomorrow morning – Sonnet No.116 - The Solitary Reaper - Be the Best - O Captain My Captain - Laugh and Be Merry – Earth - Don’t quit - The Apology - Be Glad your - Nose is on your face - A sonnet for my Incomparable Mother – The Flying Wondr - To a Millionaire - The Piano – Manliness - Going for water - The cry of the Children - Migrant Bird - Shilpi.

3.Important lines from Poems: Where the mind is without fear - The Solitary Reaper - Going for water – A Psalm of Life - Be the Best - Sonnet No.116

4.Questions on the Biography of: Mahatma Gandhi - Jawaharlal Nehru - Subash Chandra Bose - Helen Keller Kalpana Chawala - Dr.Salim Ali - Rani of Jhansi - Nelson Mandela – Abraham Lincoln

5.Questions on Shakespeare’s: Merchant of Venice (Act IV Court Scene) - Julius Ceasar (Act III Scene 2) - Sonnet 116

6.Questions from Oscar Wilde’s: The Model Millionaire - The Selfish Giant

7.Dr.Karl Paulnack: Music-The Hope Raiser

8.Comprehension Questions from the following Motivational Essays:Gopala Krishna Gokhale’s Speech on 25th July in Mumbai in response to The address presented to him by students- Dale Carnegie’s ‘The Road to success- Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam’s ‘Vision for the Nation’(from‘India 2020’) - Ruskin Bond’s ‘Our Local Team’ - Hope Spencer’s ‘Keep your spirits high’ - Deepa Agarwal’s ‘After the storm’ - Brian patten’s ‘You can’t be that no you can’t be that’

9.Comprehension Questions from the following description of Places: Ahtushi Deshpande’s ‘To the land of snow’ - Manohar Devadoss – Yaanai Malai - Brihadeesvarar Temple

10.British English – American English

Part-C Authors and their Literary Works

1.Match the Poems with the Poets: A psalm of Life - Be the Best - The cry of the children - The Piano – Manliness Going for water – Earth -The Apology - Be Glad your Nose is on your face - The Flying Wonder -Is Life But a Dream - Be the Best - O captain My Captain - Snake - Punishment in Kindergarten -Where the Mind is Without fear - The Man He Killed - Nine Gold Medals

2.Which Nationality the story belongs to?: The selfish Giant - The Lottery Ticket - The Last Leaf - How the Camel got its Hump - Two Friends – Refugee - The Open Window

3.Identify the Author with the short story: The selfish Giant - The Lottery Ticket - The Last Leaf - How the Camel got its Hump - Two Friends – Refugee - The Open Window - A Man who Had no Eyes - The Tears of the Desert – Sam The Piano - The face of Judas Iscariot - Swept Away - A close encounter - Caught Sneezing - The Wooden Bowl - Swami and the sum

4.Whose Auto biography / Biography is this?

5.Which Nationality the Poet belongs to ?: Robert Frost - Archibald Lampman - D.H. Lawrence - Rudyard Kipling Kamala Das - Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Famida Y. Basheer – Thomas Hardy - Khalil Gibran - Edgar A. Guest - Ralph Waldo Emerson – Jack Prelutsky - F. Joanna - Stephen Vincent Benet - William Shakespeare - William Wordsworth - H.W. Long Fellow - Annie Louisa walker - Walt Whitman - V.K. Gokak

6.Characters, Quotes, Important Lines from the following works of Indian Authors: Sahitya Akademi Award winner: Thakazhi Sivasankaran Pillai – ‘Farmer’ Kamala Das – 1. Punishment in Kindergarten 2. My Grandmother’s House

R.K. Narayan - Swami and the sum - Rabindranath Tagore - Where the mind is without fear - Dhan Gopal Mukherji - Kari, The Elephant – Deepa Agarwal - After the Storm - Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam - Vision for the Nation

Indra Anantha Krishna- The Neem Tree - Lakshmi Mukuntan- The Ant Eater and the Dassie - Dr. Neeraja Raghavan - The Sun Beam

7.Drama Famous lines, characters, quotes from: Julius Caesar - The Merchant of Venice

8.Match the Places, Poet, Dramatist, Painter with suitable option

9. Match the following Folk Arts with the Indian State / Country

10. Match the Author with the Relevant Title/Character

11. Match the Characters with Relevant Story Title: The Selfish Giant - How the camel got its hump - The Lottery ticket – The Last Leaf - Two friends – Refugee - Open window – Reflowering – The Necklace Holiday

12. About the Poets: Rabindranath Tagore - Henry Wordsworth Longfellow - Anne Louisa Walker -V K Gokak - Walt Whitman - Douglas Malloch

13. About the Dramatists: William Shakespeare - Thomas Hardy

14. Mention the Poem in which these lines occur: Granny, Granny, please comb My Hair - With a friend - To cook and Eat - To India – My Native Land - A tiger in the Zoo - No men are foreign – Laugh and be Merry – The Apology - The Flying Wonder

15. Various works of the following Authors – Rabindranath Tagore – Shakespeare - William Wordsworth - H.W. Longfellow – Anne Louisa Walker - Oscar Wilde - Pearl S. Buck

16. What is the theme observed in the Literary works?: Snake - The Mark of Vishnu - Greedy Govind - Our Local Team – Where the mind is without fear - Keep your spirits high - Be the best – Bat – The Piano – The Model Millionaire - The Cry of the Children – Migrant bird – Shilpi

17. Famous Quotes – Who said this?

18. To Which period the Poets belong: William Shakespeare - Walt Whitman - William Wordsworth - H.W. Longfellow Annie Louisa Walker - D.H. Lawrence

19. Matching the Poets and Poems: Discovery – Biking – Inclusion - Granny, Granny, please comb My Hair – With a Friend - To cook and Eat – Bat - To India – My Native Land - A tiger in the Zoo - No men are foreign - Laugh and be Merry – Earth – The Apology - The Flying Wonder - Off to outer space tomorrow morning - Be the best - Is life, but a dream - Women’s rights - The Nation united - English words – Snake – The man he killed

20. Nature centered Literary works and Global issue Environment and Conservation: Flying with moon on their wings - Migrant bird - Will Thirst Become - Unquenchable? - Going for Water - Swept away - Gaia tells her

 

COMBINED CIVIL SERVICES – VI (GROUP VI) EXAMINATIONS

Paper III (General Studies) – FOREST APPRENTICE

Topics for Objective Type

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 ‐ electronics & communications ‐ Heat, light and sound‐Atomic and nuclear physics‐Solid State Physics‐Spectroscopy – Geophysics ‐ Astronomy and space science.

Chemistry Elements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts ‐ Oxidation and reduction – Chemistry of ores and metals ‐Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds‐Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides‐Biochemistry and biotechnology‐Electro chemistry‐Polymers and plastics

Botany Main Concepts of life science‐The cell‐basic unit of life‐Classification of living organism‐Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration‐Excretion of metabolic waste‐Biocommunication

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‐Alcoholism and drug abuse‐Animals, plants and human life‐

UNIT II. Current Events

History Latest diary of events – National ‐ National symbols ‐Profile of States‐Defence, national security and terrorism‐World organizations‐pacts and summits‐Eminent persons & places in news‐Sports & games‐Books & authors ‐Awards & honours‐Cultural panorama‐Latest historical events‐ India and its neighbours‐ Latest terminology‐ Appointments‐who is who?

Political Science India’s foreign policy ‐ Latest court verdicts – public opinion ‐ 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 Geographical 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‐Transport & communication‐Social geography – population‐density and distribution‐Natural calamities – disaster management‐Climate change ‐ impact and consequences ‐ mitigation measures‐Pollution Control

UNIT – IV History and culture of India Pre‐historic events ‐Indus valley civilization‐Vedic, Aryan and Sangam age‐Maurya dynasty‐Buddhism and Jainism‐ Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas‐Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis‐ South Indian history‐Culture and Heritage of Tamil people‐Advent of European invasion‐Expansion and consolidation of British rule‐Effect of British rule on socioeconomic factors‐Social reforms and religious movements‐India since independence‐ 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.

UNIT – V 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 ‐ 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 ‐ Elections ‐ Election Commission Union and State ‐ Official language and Schedule‐VIII ‐ Amendments to constitution ‐ Schedules to constitution ‐ Administrative reforms & tribunals‐ Corruption in public life ‐ Anticorruption measures – Central Vigilance Commission, lok‐adalats, Ombudsman, Comptroller and Auditor General of India. ‐ Right to information ‐ Central and State Commission ‐ Empowerment of women‐ Voluntary organizations and public grievances redressal ‐ Consumer protection forms

UNIT – VI INDIAN ECONOMY Nature of Indian economy ‐ Five‐year plan models - an assessment ‐ Land reforms & agriculture ‐ Application of science in agriculture ‐ Industrial growth ‐ Capital formation and investment‐Role of public sector & disinvestment‐Development of infrastructure‐ National income ‐ Public finance & fiscal policy ‐ Price policy & public distribution‐ Banking, money & monetary policy ‐ Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) ‐ WTO‐globalization & privatization ‐ 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 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‐ Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐ Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & Others ‐ Birth of 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‐ Parametric representation of data‐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‐ Behavioral ability ‐ Basic terms, Communications in information technology ‐ Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ‐ Decision making and problem solving

Logical Reasoning Puzzles – Dice ‐ Visual Reasoning‐ Alpha numeric Reasoning‐ Number Series ‐ Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences

 

 

Post Included in Group VII B (Executive Officer, Grade III)

General Studies – MAINS EXAMINATION (Degree Standard)

(Topics for Objective type )

Unit-I General science :

Physics: UniverseGeneral Scientific lawsScientific instrumentsInventions and discoveriesNational scientific laboratoriesScience glossaryMechanics and properties of matterPhysical quantities, standards and unitsElectricity and Magnetism, Heat, light and soundAtomic and nuclear physics

Chemistry: Elements and CompoundsAcids, bases and saltsOxidation and reductionChemistry of ores and metalsCarbon, nitrogen and their compoundsFertilizers, pesticides, insecticides

Botany: Main Concepts of life scienceThe cellbasic unit of lifeClassification of living organismNutrition and dieteticsRespiration

Zoology: Blood and blood circulationEndocrine systemReproductive systemGenetics the science of heredityEnvironment, ecology, health and hygiene, Biodiversity and its conservationHuman diseasesCommunicable diseases and non-communicable diseases prevention and remedies

Unit-II Current Events:

History: Latest diary of events – National National symbolsProfile of StatesEminent persons & places in newsSports & gamesBooks & authors Awards & honours Latest historical events‐‐ India and its neighboursAppointmentswho 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: Geographical landmarksPolicy on environment and ecology

Economics: Current socioeconomic problemsNew economic policy & govt. sector

Science: Latest inventions on science & technologyLatest discoveries in Health ScienceMass media & communication

Unit-III Geography: Earth and UniverseSolar systemAtmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphereMonsoon, rainfall, weather and climateWater resources ‐‐‐ rivers in IndiaSoil, minerals & natural resourcesNatural vegetationForest & wildlifeAgricultural pattern, livestock & fisheriesTransport including Surface transport & communicationSocial geography – populationdensity and distributionNatural calamities – disaster management

Unit-IV History and culture of India: South Indian historyCulture and Heritage of Tamil peopleAdvent of European invasionExpansion and consolidation of British ruleEffect of British rule on socioeconomic factorsSocial reforms and religious movementsIndia since independenceCharacteristics of Indian cultureUnity in diversity –race, colour, language, customIndiaas secular stateOrganizations for fine arts, dance, drama, musicGrowth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TNPolitical 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.

Unit-V INDIAN POLITY: Constitution of India. Preamble to the constitution Salient features of constitution Union, State and territory Citizenshiprights amend dutiesFundamental 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 Indian federalism – center – state relations Emergency provisions Elections Election Commission Union and State Amendments to constitution Schedules to constitution. Administrative reforms & tribunalsCorruption in public life Anticorruption measures – Central Vigilance Commission, lokadalats, Ombudsman, Comptroller and Auditor General of India Right to information Central and State Commission Empowerment of women

Unit-VI Indian economy: Nature of Indian economyNeed for economic planningFiveyear plan modelsan assessmentLand reforms & agricultureApplication of science in agricultureIndustrial growthCapital formation and investmentRole of public sector & disinvestmentDevelopment of infrastructure National income Rural welfare oriented programmes Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, povertyHRD – sustainable economic growth Economic trends in Tamil Nadu Energy Different sources and development Finance Commission Planning Commission National Development Council

Unit-VI Indian national movement: Early uprising against British rule1857 Revolt Indian National Congress

Emergence of national leadersGandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Nethaji Growth of militant movements Communalism led to partitionRole of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & OthersBirth of political parties /political system in India since independence115

Unit-VII Aptitude & Mental Ability Test: Conversion of information to dataCollection, compilation and presentation of data Tables, graphs, diagrams Analytical interpretation of data SimplificationPercentageHighest Common Factor (HCF)Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)Ratio and ProportionSimple interestCompound interestAreaVolumeTime and Work Decision making and problem solving Logical ReasoningPuzzlesVisual ReasoningAlpha numeric ReasoningNumber SeriesLogical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences.

Post Included in Group VII B (Executive Officer, Grade III)

General Studies – MAINS EXAMINATION (Degree Standard)

Topics for Objective type- Degree Standard

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Post Included in Group VIII  (Executive Officer, Grade IV) IN HR & CE DEPARTMENT

General Studies – MAINS EXAMINATION (S.S.L.C Standard)

Topics for Objective type

UNIT – I 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 II Current Events

History Latest diary of eventsnational National symbols Profile of States Eminent persons & places in news Sports & games Books & authors Awards & honors’ India and its neighbors

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 socioeconomic problems

Science Latest inventions on science & technology

UNIT III. Geography Earth and Universe Solar system Monsoon, rainfall, weather & climate Water resources rivers in India Soil, minerals & natural resources Forest & wildlife Agricultural pattern – Transport including surface transport & communication Social geography – populationdensity and distribution Natural calamitiesDisaster Management.

UNIT IV. 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 Indiaas secular state Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN Political parties and populist schemes

UNIT V. INDIAN POLITY - Constitution of India Preamble to the constitution Salient features of constitution Union, state and territory Citizenshiprights 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 ScheduleVIII Corruption in public life Anticorruption measures –CVC, lokadalats, Ombudsman, CAG Right to information Empowerment of women Consumer protection formsUNIT VI. INDIAN ECONOMY Nature of Indian economy Fiveyear plan modelsan 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 National renaissance Emergence of national leaders Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore Different modes of agitations Role of Tail Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC, periyar, Bharathiar & others

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 Time and Work

Logical Reasoning – Puzzles Visual Reasoning Number Series

Post Included in Group VIII  (Executive Officer, Grade IV) IN HR & CE DEPARTMENT

General Studies – MAINS EXAMINATION (S.S.L.C Standard)

Topics for Objective type

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POST OF VILLAGE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (VAO) EXAMINATIONS

General Studies – S.S.L.C standard

Topics for Objective Type

UNIT – I 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 II Current Events

History Latest diary of eventsnational National symbols Profile of States Eminent persons & places in news Sports & games Books & authors Awards & honors’ India and its neighbors

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 socioeconomic problems

Science Latest inventions on science & technology

UNIT III. Geography Earth and Universe Solar system Monsoon, rainfall, weather & climate Water resources rivers in India Soil, minerals & natural resources Forest & wildlife Agricultural pattern – Transport including surface transport & communication Social geography – populationdensity and distribution Natural calamitiesDisaster Management.

UNIT IV. 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 Indiaas secular state Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN Political parties and populist schemes

UNIT V. INDIAN POLITY - Constitution of India Preamble to the constitution Salient features of constitution Union, state and territory Citizenshiprights 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 ScheduleVIII Corruption in public life Anticorruption measures –CVC, lokadalats, Ombudsman, CAG Right to information Empowerment of women Consumer protection forms

UNIT VI. INDIAN ECONOMY -  Nature of Indian economy Fiveyear plan modelsan 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 National renaissance Emergence of national leaders Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore Different modes of agitations Role of Tail Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC, periyar, Bharathiar & others

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 Time and Work

Logical Reasoning – Puzzles Visual Reasoning Number Series

Basics of Village Administration

Topics for Objective Type

1. The role, functions duties and responsibilities of a Village Administrative Officer in VILLAGE and REVENUE ADMINISTRATION.

[Questions may be on topics including VAOs role in assisting the police, reporting birth and death, implementing various schemes of the Government, recommending / furnishing inputs for income, Community, Destitute Widow, Marital Status, Patta and other adhoc and miscellaneous certificates]

2. Records of revenue administration dealt with or handled by the VAO including ‘A’ Register, Patta, Chitta Adangal etc.

3. Accounts maintained and furnished by the VAO at the end of every FASLI YEAR.

4. Basic Principles / Information relating to classification of lands.

5. Basic information on rates of assessment and annual revenue collection

6. Basic information on forms of irrigation of land including those belonging to the Government

7. Jamabandi-object, Officers in charge of conduct, time of completion of Jamabandi, scrutiny of inspection work, correction of pattas, issue of new patta, disposal of jamabandi check memo, closing of Village and Taluk Accounts, Village Statistical Registers, inspection of Karnams instruments maps and Registers (RSO-12) scrutiny of accounts relating to Panachayat revenue.

8. Role of VAO during calamities

9. Basic information relating to assignment of lands / house sites in Villages and Towns.

10. Grant of lands for cattle or dairy farms

11. Levy of rents (Ground Rent / Quit Rent) etc.,

12. Exemption from land revenue.

13. Unauthorised occupation of Government land basic information about Land Encroachment Act 1905. Memorandum ‘A’, Memorandum ‘B’ etc.

14. Title of lands (RSO 27) form, renewal, issue and entry of joint names in patta

15. Rights and obligations of Ryotwari holder.

16 Procedure relating to conduct of inquiries in relation to age, marital status,

income, domicile.

17. Procedures relating to entering particulars into maintaining and issuing extracts of Adangal, Chitta and other revenue Registers.

18. Basic principles of and procedures involved in survey, sub-division of a survey field and knowledge of Field Management Book.

19. VAO’s role in enforcing the fundamental duties of a citizen under article 51A (g) of the Indian Constitution to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wild life and to have compassion for living creatures”.

20. Direct Revenue collections made under various heads by the VAO.

21. Specific duties during festivals and common Village functions

22. Basic information about Revenue Recovery Act

23. Basic information relating to forest lands and resources.

24. Basic information about sale of sandalwood and other valuable tress

25. Basic information relating to Adivasis / Tribals and the role of a VAO in extending special protection and support of the Government to them.

 

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GENERAL ENGLISH

S.S.L.C. Standard (Objective Type)

PART A - Grammar

1. Match the following words and Phrases given in Column A with their meanings in Column B.

2.Choose the correct ‘Synonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given

3. Choose the correct ‘Antonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given

4. Select the correct word (Prefix, Suffix)

5. Fill in the blanks with suitable Article

6. Fill in the blanks with suitable Preposition

7. Select the correct Question Tag

8. Select the correct Tense

9. Select the correct Voice

10. Fill in the blanks (Infinitive, Gerund, Participle)

11. Identify the sentence pattern of the following sentence (Subject, Verb, Object….)

Blanks with correct ‘Homophones’

12. Find out the Error (Articles, Prepositions, Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb)

13. Comprehension

14. Select the correct sentence

15. Find out the odd words (Verb, Noun, Adjective, Adverb)

16. Select the correct Plural forms

17. Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentense)

18. Identify the correct Degree.

19.Form a new word by blending the words.

20.Form compound words (Eg: Noun+Verb, Gerund+Noun)

Part-B - Literature

1. Figures of speech observed in the following Poems: Alliteration – Allusion – Simile – Metaphor – Personification – Oxymoron –Onomatopoeia – Anaphora – Ellipsis - Rhyme Scheme - Rhyming Words –Repetition – Apostrophe

A Psalm of Life - Women’s Rights - The Nation United - English words –Snake – The Man He Killed - Off to outer space tomorrow morning – Sonnet No.116 - The Solitary Reaper - Be the Best - O Captain My Captain – Laugh and Be Merry – Earth - Don’t quit - The Apology - Be Glad your Nose is on your face - A sonnet for my Incomparable Mother - The Flying Wonder – To a Millionaire - The Piano – Manliness - Going for water - The cry of the Children - Migrant Bird - Shilpi.

2. Appreciation Questions from Poetry: A Psalm of Life - Women’s Rights - The Nation United - English words – Snake – The Man He Killed - Off to outer space tomorrow morning – Sonnet No.116 - The Solitary Reaper - Be the Best - O Captain My Captain - Laugh and Be Merry – Earth - Don’t quit - The Apology - Be Glad your - Nose is on your face - A sonnet for my Incomparable Mother – The Flying Wondr - To a Millionaire - The Piano – Manliness - Going for water - The cry of the Children - Migrant Bird - Shilpi.

3.Important lines from Poems: Where the mind is without fear - The Solitary Reaper - Going for water – A Psalm of Life - Be the Best - Sonnet No.116

4.Questions on the Biography of: Mahatma Gandhi - Jawaharlal Nehru - Subash Chandra Bose - Helen Keller Kalpana Chawala - Dr.Salim Ali - Rani of Jhansi - Nelson Mandela – Abraham Lincoln

5.Questions on Shakespeare’s: Merchant of Venice (Act IV Court Scene) - Julius Ceasar (Act III Scene 2) - Sonnet 116

6.Questions from Oscar Wilde’s: The Model Millionaire - The Selfish Giant

7.Dr.Karl Paulnack: Music-The Hope Raiser

8.Comprehension Questions from the following Motivational Essays:Gopala Krishna Gokhale’s Speech on 25th July in Mumbai in response to The address presented to him by students- Dale Carnegie’s ‘The Road to success- Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam’s ‘Vision for the Nation’(from‘India 2020’) - Ruskin Bond’s ‘Our Local Team’ - Hope Spencer’s ‘Keep your spirits high’ - Deepa Agarwal’s ‘After the storm’ - Brian patten’s ‘You can’t be that no you can’t be that’

9.Comprehension Questions from the following description of Places: Ahtushi Deshpande’s ‘To the land of snow’ - Manohar Devadoss – Yaanai Malai - Brihadeesvarar Temple

10.British English – American English

Part-C Authors and their Literary Works

1.Match the Poems with the Poets: A psalm of Life - Be the Best - The cry of the children - The Piano – Manliness Going for water – Earth -The Apology - Be Glad your Nose is on your face - The Flying Wonder -Is Life But a Dream - Be the Best - O captain My Captain - Snake - Punishment in Kindergarten -Where the Mind is Without fear - The Man He Killed - Nine Gold Medals

2.Which Nationality the story belongs to?: The selfish Giant - The Lottery Ticket - The Last Leaf - How the Camel got its Hump - Two Friends – Refugee - The Open Window

3.Identify the Author with the short story: The selfish Giant - The Lottery Ticket - The Last Leaf - How the Camel got its Hump - Two Friends – Refugee - The Open Window - A Man who Had no Eyes - The Tears of the Desert – Sam The Piano - The face of Judas Iscariot - Swept Away - A close encounter - Caught Sneezing - The Wooden Bowl - Swami and the sum

4.Whose Auto biography / Biography is this?

5.Which Nationality the Poet belongs to ?: Robert Frost - Archibald Lampman - D.H. Lawrence - Rudyard Kipling Kamala Das - Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Famida Y. Basheer – Thomas Hardy - Khalil Gibran - Edgar A. Guest - Ralph Waldo Emerson – Jack Prelutsky - F. Joanna - Stephen Vincent Benet - William Shakespeare - William Wordsworth - H.W. Long Fellow - Annie Louisa walker - Walt Whitman - V.K. Gokak

6.Characters, Quotes, Important Lines from the following works of Indian Authors: Sahitya Akademi Award winner: Thakazhi Sivasankaran Pillai – ‘Farmer’ Kamala Das – 1. Punishment in Kindergarten 2. My Grandmother’s House

R.K. Narayan - Swami and the sum - Rabindranath Tagore - Where the mind is without fear - Dhan Gopal Mukherji - Kari, The Elephant – Deepa Agarwal - After the Storm - Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam - Vision for the Nation

Indra Anantha Krishna- The Neem Tree - Lakshmi Mukuntan- The Ant Eater and the Dassie - Dr. Neeraja Raghavan - The Sun Beam

7.Drama Famous lines, characters, quotes from: Julius Caesar - The Merchant of Venice

8.Match the Places, Poet, Dramatist, Painter with suitable option

9. Match the following Folk Arts with the Indian State / Country

10. Match the Author with the Relevant Title/Character

11. Match the Characters with Relevant Story Title: The Selfish Giant - How the camel got its hump - The Lottery ticket – The Last Leaf - Two friends – Refugee - Open window – Reflowering – The Necklace Holiday

12. About the Poets: Rabindranath Tagore - Henry Wordsworth Longfellow - Anne Louisa Walker -V K Gokak - Walt Whitman - Douglas Malloch

13. About the Dramatists: William Shakespeare - Thomas Hardy

14. Mention the Poem in which these lines occur: Granny, Granny, please comb My Hair - With a friend - To cook and Eat - To India – My Native Land - A tiger in the Zoo - No men are foreign – Laugh and be Merry – The Apology - The Flying Wonder

15. Various works of the following Authors – Rabindranath Tagore – Shakespeare - William Wordsworth - H.W. Longfellow – Anne Louisa Walker - Oscar Wilde - Pearl S. Buck

16. What is the theme observed in the Literary works?: Snake - The Mark of Vishnu - Greedy Govind - Our Local Team – Where the mind is without fear - Keep your spirits high - Be the best – Bat – The Piano – The Model Millionaire - The Cry of the Children – Migrant bird – Shilpi

17. Famous Quotes – Who said this?

18. To Which period the Poets belong: William Shakespeare - Walt Whitman - William Wordsworth - H.W. Longfellow Annie Louisa Walker - D.H. Lawrence

19. Matching the Poets and Poems: Discovery – Biking – Inclusion - Granny, Granny, please comb My Hair – With a Friend - To cook and Eat – Bat - To India – My Native Land - A tiger in the Zoo - No men are foreign - Laugh and be Merry – Earth – The Apology - The Flying Wonder - Off to outer space tomorrow morning - Be the best - Is life, but a dream - Women’s rights - The Nation united - English words – Snake – The man he killed

20. Nature centered Literary works and Global issue Environment and Conservation: Flying with moon on their wings - Migrant bird - Will Thirst Become - Unquenchable? - Going for Water - Swept away - Gaia tells her

 

 
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