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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 energyMagnetism, 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 organismNutrition 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 StatesEminent 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 landmarksEconomics-- Current socio-economic problems Science-Latest inventions on science & technology UNIT- III. GEOGRAPHY Earth and Universe-Solar system-Monsoon, rainfall, weather & climateWater resources --- rivers in India-Soil, minerals & natural resources-Forest & wildlife-Agricultural pattern-Transport including surface transport & communication-Social geography – population-density and distributionNatural 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 cultureUnity in diversity –race, colour, language, custom-India-as secular stateGrowth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN-Political parties and populist schemes

 

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lok-adalats.Union. poverty-Economic trends in Tamil Nadu UNIT-VI. Periyar.State executive.Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law-Elections.Citizenship-rights amend dutiesFundamental rights.   99 . education. state and territory.State Legislature – assembly. INDIAN POLITY Constitution of India--Preamble to the constitution. Ombudsman. INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT National renaissance-Emergence of national leaders-Gandhi.UNIT-V.Five-year plan models-an assessment-Land reforms & agriculture-Application of science in agriculture-Industrial growthRural welfare oriented programmers-Social sector problems – population.Salient features of constitution.Human rights charter.Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu. Bharathiar & othersUNIT-VII.Tables. APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY TESTS Conversion of information to data-Collection.Official language and Schedule-VIIICorruption in public life. health. diagrams -Analytical interpretation of data Simplification-Percentage-Highest Common Factor (HCF)-Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)-Ratio and Proportion-Simple interest-Compound interestArea-Volume-Time and Work-Logical Reasoning-Puzzles-Dice-Visual Reasoning-Alpha numeric Reasoning-Number Series. compilation and presentation of data . TagoreDifferent modes of agitations-Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji.Anti-corruption measures –CVC. employment. CAG .Union legislature – Parliament. INDIAN ECONOMY Nature of Indian economy. Nehru. graphs. VOC.Empowerment of womenConsumer protection forms UNIT-VI.Right to information.Fundamental duties.

Basic principles of and procedures involved in survey. Destitute Widow. Patta and other adhoc and miscellaneous certificates] Records of revenue administration dealt with or handled by the VAO including ‘A’ Register. 15. Officers in charge of conduct. Accounts maintained and furnished by the VAO at the end of every FASLI YEAR. 12. 3. Grant of lands for cattle or dairy farms Levy of rents (Ground Rent / Quit Rent) etc. implementing various schemes of the Government. Community. 2. Specific duties during festivals and common Village functions Basic information about Revenue Recovery Act Basic information relating to forest lands and resources. 14. Procedure relating to conduct of inquiries in relation to age. functions duties and responsibilities of a Village Administrative Officer in VILLAGE and REVENUE ADMINISTRATION. issue of new patta. Title of lands (RSO 27) form. 18. reporting birth and death. 16 17. disposal of jamabandi check memo. 6. 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. Memorandum ‘B’ etc. 5. Chitta Adangal etc. 10. inspection of Karnams instruments maps and Registers (RSO12) scrutiny of accounts relating to Panachayat revenue. Marital Status. income. 9. recommending / furnishing inputs for income. Patta. marital status. time of completion of Jamabandi. 23. lakes. issue and entry of joint names in patta Rights and obligations of Ryotwari holder. 4. Basic information on rates of assessment and annual revenue collection Basic information on forms of irrigation of land including those belonging to the Government Jamabandi-object. 13. [Questions may be on topics including VAOs role in assisting the police. 21. Role of VAO during calamities Basic information relating to assignment of lands / house sites in Villages and Towns. sub-division of a survey field and knowledge of Field Management Book. rivers and wild life and to have compassion for living creatures”.       100 . 11. Exemption from land revenue. Chitta and other revenue Registers. closing of Village and Taluk Accounts. 8. 19. 24. Unauthorised occupation of Government land basic information about Land Encroachment Act 1905. Basic information about sale of sandalwood and other valuable tress Basic information relating to Adivasis / Tribals and the role of a VAO in extending special protection and support of the Government to them. Procedures relating to entering particulars into maintaining and issuing extracts of Adangal. 7. domicile. correction of pattas. 25. The role. scrutiny of inspection work. Memorandum ‘A’. 22.Basics of Village Administration Topics for Objective Type 1.. 20. Village Statistical Registers. renewal. Basic Principles / Information relating to classification of lands. Direct Revenue collections made under various heads by the VAO.

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Helen Keller Kalpana Chawala .Shilpi.The Piano – Manliness . Questions from Oscar Wilde’s The Model Millionaire .The cry of the Children .Julius Ceasar (Act III Scene 2) Sonnet 116 6.Migrant Bird .The Solitary Reaper .The Nation United .Women’s Rights .116 .Nelson Mandela – Abraham Lincoln 5. Appreciation Questions from Poetry A Psalm of Life .Rhyme Scheme .The Flying Wonder .116 .Laugh and Be Merry – Earth .English words – Snake – The Man He Killed .To a Millionaire .A Psalm of Life . Questions on the Biography of Mahatma Gandhi .Going for water . 2.116 4.O Captain My Captain .Salim Ali . Figures of speech observed in the following Poems: Alliteration – Allusion – Simile – Metaphor – Personification – Oxymoron – Onomatopoeia – Anaphora – Ellipsis .The Apology .Be Glad your Nose is on your face . Where the mind is without fear .O Captain My Captain .Women’s Rights .Going for water . - 3.Going for water .Rani of Jhansi .Off to outer space tomorrow morning .Subash Chandra Bose .The Solitary Reaper .The cry of the Children .English words – Snake – The Man He Killed .Dr.Migrant Bird .Be the Best .Don’t quit .The Solitary Reaper .Be the Best .Be Glad your Nose is on your face .Be the Best .The Nation United .Rhyming Words – Repetition – Apostrophe A Psalm of Life .A sonnet for my Incomparable Mother – The Flying Wonder .Laugh and Be Merry – Earth .A sonnet for my Incomparable Mother .The Selfish Giant   106 .The Piano – Manliness .Don’t quit .Sonnet No.Sonnet No. Important lines from Poems.Jawaharlal Nehru .To a Millionaire .Part-B Literature 1.The Apology . Questions on Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice (Act IV Court Scene) .Shilpi.Off to outer space tomorrow morning – Sonnet No.

The Flying Wonder -Is Life But a Dream .The Open Window .The Last Leaf .The face of Judas Iscariot .The Wooden Bowl .Nine Gold Medals 2.Manohar Devadoss – Yaanai Malai .The Open Window 3.Be the Best .Brihadeesvarar Temple 10. Which Nationality the story belongs to? The selfish Giant .Caught Sneezing .Hope Spencer’s ‘Keep your spirits high’ .O captain My Captain.A close encounter . Dr.How the Camel got its Hump .Punishment in Kindergarten -Where the Mind is Without fear .The Last Leaf .How the Camel got its Hump . Identify the Author with the short story The selfish Giant .A Man who Had no Eyes .Deepa Agarwal’s ‘After the storm’ .7. 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. Comprehension Questions from the following description of Places Ahtushi Deshpande’s ‘To the land of snow’ .Snake .The Tears of the Desert – Sam The Piano .Dale Carnegie’s ‘The Road to success.Swept Away .The cry of the children .Ruskin Bond’s ‘Our Local Team’ . British English – American English Part-C Authors and their Literary Works 1.Two Friends – Refugee .Dr.The Lottery Ticket .Be Glad your Nose is on your face .Be the Best .APJ Abdul Kalam’s ‘Vision for the Nation’(from ‘India2020’) .The Man He Killed . Match the Poems with the Poets A psalm of Life .The Lottery Ticket .Karl Paulnack Music-The Hope Raiser 8.Two Friends – Refugee .Swami and the sum   107 .Brian patten’s ‘You can’t be that no you can’t be that’ 9.The Piano – Manliness Going for water – Earth -The Apology .

Vision for the Nation Indra Anantha Krishna.Which Nationality the Poet belongs to ? Robert Frost .Annie Louisa walker Walt Whitman . Quotes.Where the mind is without fear .Dhan Gopal Mukherji .Famida Y. Gokak 6. My Grandmother’s House R.How the camel got its hump . Narayan .The Last Leaf .H.Two friends – Refugee .K. Joanna .D.After the Storm .Whose Auto biography / Biography is this? 5.Match the Places.Dr.Jack Prelutsky .Henry Wordsworth Longfellow .4.The Sun Beam 7. Basheer . characters.The Merchant of Venice 8. quotes from Julius Caesar . Dramatist.Dr. The Elephant .W. Match the following Folk Arts with the Indian State / Country 10.Drama Famous lines.Rabindranath Tagore .H.Thomas Hardy .Swami and the sum .The Ant Eater and the Dassie .The Lottery ticket . Painter with suitable option 9.Anne Louisa Walker -V K Gokak .Ralph Waldo Emerson . Guest . Important Lines from the following works of Indian Authors: Sahitya Akademi Award winner: Thakazhi Sivasankaran Pillai – ‘Farmer’ Kamala Das – 1.V. Poet. Neeraja Raghavan .Walt Whitman .William Shakespeare William Wordsworth .Kari.Khalil Gibran .Archibald Lampman . About the Poets Rabindranath Tagore .Douglas Malloch   108 .The Neem Tree .Rudyard Kipling Kamala Das .K. Long Fellow .Edgar A. Lawrence .F.Elizabeth Barrett Browning .The Necklace Holiday 12.Deepa Agarwal . Match the Author with the Relevant Title/Character 11. Punishment in Kindergarten 2.Lakshmi Mukuntan.Characters. APJ Abdul Kalam . Match the Characters with Relevant Story Title The Selfish Giant .Stephen Vincent Benet .Open window – Reflowering .

About the Dramatists William Shakespeare . Nature centered Literary works and Global issue Environment and Conservation Flying with moon on their wings .No men are foreign .Thomas Hardy 14.To cook and Eat .To India – My Native Land . Longfellow Annie Louisa Walker .Our Local Team – Where the mind is without fear . please comb My Hair – With a Friend . Lawrence 19. Famous Quotes – Who said this? 18.Greedy Govind .H.To cook and Eat – Bat .The Nation united .Walt Whitman . Matching the Poets and Poems Discovery – Biking – Inclusion .The Flying Wonder .A tiger in the Zoo .Migrant bird .William Wordsworth . Granny.The Flying Wonder 15.D.Will Thirst Become Unquenchable? . To Which period the Poets belong William Shakespeare .No men are foreign – Laugh and be Merry – The Apology .To India – My Native Land .Be the best – Bat – The Piano – The Model Millionaire .The Mark of Vishnu . please comb My Hair .Swept away .Granny.With a friend . Buck 16. Various works of the following Authors – Rabindranath Tagore – Shakespeare .W.Oscar Wilde .Pearl S.Gaia tells her     109 .English words – Snake – The man he killed 20.Off to outer space tomorrow morning . Mention the Poem in which these lines occur Granny.H.H.William Wordsworth . Granny. but a dream .Women’s rights .Keep your spirits high .W.Laugh and be Merry – Earth – The Apology .A tiger in the Zoo . What is the theme observed in the Literary works? Snake .13.Be the best .Is life.The Cry of the Children – Migrant bird – Shilpi 17. Longfellow – Anne Louisa Walker .Going for Water .

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