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COMBINED CIVIL SERVICES Group – II Services General Studies Preliminary Examination syllabus is as given below:

Unit‐I General Science:
Physics‐Universe‐General Scientific laws‐Scientific instruments‐Inventions and discoveries‐ National scientific laboratories‐Science glossary‐Mechanics and properties of matter‐Physical quantities, standards and units‐Force, motion and energy‐electricity and Magnetism ‐Heat, light and sound‐Atomic and nuclear physics.
Chemistry‐Elements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts‐Oxidation and reduction‐Chemistry of ores and metals‐Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds‐Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides
Botany‐‐Main Concepts of life science‐The cell‐basic unit of life‐Classification of living organism‐‐ ‐Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration
Zoology‐Blood and blood circulation‐Endocrine system‐Reproductive system‐Genetics the science of heredity‐Environment, ecology, health and hygiene, Bio‐ diversity and its conservation‐Human diseases, prevention and remedies‐Communicable diseases and non‐ communicable diseases

Unit‐II. Current Events
History Latest diary of events – National‐National symbols‐Profile of States ‐Eminent persons & places in news‐Sports & games‐Books & authors ‐Awards & honours‐Latest historical events‐‐ India and its neighbours ‐
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 landmarks‐Policy on environment and ecology‐
Economics‐ Current socio‐economic problems New economic policy & govt. sector
Science Latest inventions on science & technology Latest discoveries in Health Science Mass media & communication

Unit III. Geography Earth and Universe‐Solar system‐Atmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphere‐Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate‐Water resources ‐rivers in India‐Soil, minerals & natural resources‐ Natural vegetation‐Forest & wildlife‐Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries‐ Social geography – population‐density and distribution‐Natural calamities – disaster management‐

Unit IV. History and culture of India South Indian history‐Culture and Heritage of Tamil people‐‐Advent of European invasion‐ Expansion and consolidation of British rule‐Effect of British rule on socio‐economic factors‐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 ‐ Fundamental rights‐ Fundamental duties‐ Human rights charter‐ Union legislature – Parliament‐ State executive‐. State Legislature – assembly‐ Status of Jammu & Kashmir‐. Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu‐ Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law‐ Indian federalism – center – state relations‐ Emergency provisions‐ Elections ‐ Election Commission Union and State‐ Amendments to constitution‐ Schedules to constitution‐ Administrative reforms & tribunals‐ Corruption in public life‐ Anti‐corruption measures – Central Vigilance Commission, lok‐adalats, Ombudsman, Comptroller and Auditor General of India‐ Right to information ‐ Central and State Commission‐ Empowerment of women.

UNIT‐ VI. INDIAN ECONOMY Nature of Indian economy‐ Five‐year plan models‐an assessment‐Land reforms & agriculture‐ Application of science in agriculture‐Industrial growth‐Role of public sector & disinvestment‐ Development of infrastructure‐ National income Rural welfare oriented programmes‐ Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty‐ HRD – sustainable economic growth‐ Economic trends in Tamil Nadu ‐ Energy Different sources and development‐ Finance Commission ‐ Planning Commission‐ National Development Council

UNIT ‐ VI. INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT Early uprising against British rule‐1857 Revolt‐ Indian National Congress‐Emergence of national leaders‐Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji‐Growth of militant movements ‐Communalism led 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‐ 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 Decision making

The sample question paper for the TNPSC Group II Preliminary Exam General Studies:

1. Select the Correct Order as given in the preamble


2. The ideal of social justice, economic justice and political justice has been taken from the

Russian revolution
American revolution
French revolution
Irish revolution

3. in the Battle of Buxar, the Britist forces are led by

Robert Clive
Hector Munro

4. Haider ali of Mysore died in the

Fourth Anglo Mysore War
Third Anglo Mysore War
Second Anglo Mysore War
First Anglo Mysore War

5. A: Article 21A deals with Right to Elementary Education B: Article 21 deals with Right to Information.

Both are wrong
Both are correct
Only A is Correct
Only B is Correct

6. Right to establish and administer educational institutions by minorities

Article 30
Article 29
Article 28
Article 27

7. Select the odd One

Value added Tax
Income Tax
Excise Duties
Customs Duties

8. A: Surcharge is levied with specific Purpose B: Cess is levied without specific purpose

Only A is Correct
Only B is Correct
Both A and B are incorrect
Both A and B are correct

9. Which of the following shows the relationship between the Tax rate and Tax Revenue

Laffer Curve
Lorrentz Curve
Philips Curve
Non of the Above

10. Mahar Movement

C.N. Mudaliar, T.M. Nair and P.T. Chetti
B. R. Ambedkar
E.V.R. Periyar
Henry Vivian Derozio
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