Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) Group 4 Syllabus

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Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) Group 4 Syllabus

GROUP-IV  Examination (S.S.L.C. Standard)

General Studies

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  events-national  -National  symbols-Profile  of  States-Eminent  persons  &  places  in  news-Sports  &  games-Books  &  authors  -Awards & honors’-India and its neighbors Political  Science-1.  Problems  in  conduct  of  public  elections-2.  Political parties  and  political  system  in  India-3.  Public  awareness  &  General administration-4. Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility Geography--Geographical landmarks- Economics-- Current socio-economic problems Science-Latest inventions on science & technology

UNIT- 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  –  population-density  and  distribution-Natural calamities – Disaster 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-India-as  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-  Citizenship-rights  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  Schedule-VIII- Corruption   in   public   life-   Anti-corruption   measures   –CVC,   lok-adalats, Ombudsman,   CAG   -   Right   to   information-   Empowerment   of   women- 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-Rural  welfare  oriented  programmers-Social  sector  problems  –  population, education, health, employment, poverty-Economic trends in Tamil Nadu

UNIT-VI.  INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT         

National  renaissance-Emergence  of  national  leaders-Gandhi,  Nehru,  Tagore-Different  modes  of  agitations-Role  of  Tamil  Nadu  in  freedom  struggle  Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & others-

UNIT-VII.  APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY TESTS


Conversion of information to data-Collection, compilation and presentation of data   -   Tables,   graphs,   diagrams   -Analytical   interpretation   of   data      -Simplification-Percentage-Highest  Common  Factor      (HCF)-Lowest  Common Multiple    (LCM)-Ratio  and  Proportion-Simple  interest-Compound  interest-Area-Volume-Time      and      Work-Logical      Reasoning-Puzzles-Dice-Visual  Reasoning-Alpha numeric Reasoning-Number Series.
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