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DEGREE STANDARD (For all examination except for group I services - main Examination)

Code: 001


The paper on general knowledge will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge: General science, current events of national and international importance , history and culture of India, geography, Indian polity, Indian economy, Indian national movement and freedom struggle, mental ability tests and other related fields. Questions on general science will cover general appreciation and understanding of science, including matters of every day observation and experience as may be expected of a well educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific discipline. In history emphasis will be on broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic, political aspects; social and cultural heritage of India emphasizing unity in diversity . In geography emphasis will be on geography of India including the physical, social, economic geography and on the main features of Indian agriculture and natural resources. Questions on Indian polity and economy will test knowledge on the countrys political, executive, judicial system, panchayat raj, rural and community development, and economic planning in India. Questions on Indian national movement will relate to the nature and character of the nineteenth century resurgence, growth of nationalism and attainment of independence. General mental ability test will include analysis of classified data, logical and behavioral reasoning, analogies, school arithmetic, numerical ability and basic concepts of computers. Current events will include latest developments on all the fields detailed above including science and technology. NOTE: About 20 % of the questions in this paper shall be exclusively with reference to Tamil, Tamil nadu, language and literature, culture and heritage of its people. DEGREE STANDARD CODE:106

UNIT I DEFINITION AND BRANCHES OF SOCIAL SCIENCE:Methods of Social Science - Survey Method or Field Investigation - Case study method or "in - depth" information - Documentary Method - Historical method - Social, religious, economic and Historical Characters of Indian Society. UNIT II SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN INDIA:Marriage - Family - Nuclear family - Joint Family - Advantages and Disadvantages of Joint Family Kimship - Range of Kimship - Usages of Kimship. UNIT III SOCIAL STRATIFICATION:Division of Labour - Role and Status - Caste System - Advantages and Disadvantages of cate of system - caste and class. UNIT IV POLITICAL SYSTEM IN INDIA:Socialism - capitolism - Ideologics of political praties - Congress communist parties - B.J.P. - Regional political parties - D.M.K. - A.I.A.D.M.K. - T.M.C. - Telugu Desam - A.G.P. - Pressure groups - Power structure - Coalition politics and coalition Governments.

UNIT V ECONOMIC SYSTEM IN INDIA:Five year plans - objectives of five year plans - achievements and failures - mixed economy and economic planning - poverty line and national income - Economic liberalization - Global economy. UNIT VI AGRICULTURE SYSTEM IN INDIA:Structure and features of Agrerion Society - Jajmani system - Ryotwari system - Zamindari system Land reforms - Green revolution - availability of fertilizers and pesticides. UNIT VII RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA:Decentralization of power - Panchayat Raj - Community Development - IRDP - village Co-operatives and credit Societies - welfare Schemes for women. UNIT VIII SOCIAL MOVEMENTS:Dravidian Movement - Backward Class Movement - Peasants Movement - Dalit Movement - Trade Union Movement - women's Movement. UNIT IX SOCIAL PROBLEMS:Untouchability - Poverty - Crime - Alchoholism - Drug additction - prostitution - Unemployment Corruption. UNIT X CONTINUTY AND TRENDS IN INDIAN SOCIAL LIFE:Life - Competition and conflict among various castes - Reservation policy in education and employment - Social mobility and system maintainance - Family changes and continuity - Nuclear family - working women - Changes in marriage patterns. UNIT I Introduction to social work. Historical development of social work in the west and in India. UNIT II Basic concepts Social work, meaning definition, objectives, functions - Social service - meaning definition Social work and social service distinguished - Social welfare - meaning, scope and objectives - developmental concept of social welfare social Reform - Social movment social action - social security social legislation. UNIT III Natural law - its relationship to rights and duties - Social justice and natural justice distiniguished Fundamental Rights in the Indian consitution - Directive principles of State Policy - U.N. charter of Human Rights, U.N. charter of child's rights. India as a welfare state. UNIT IV Socio - religious thoughts of India - Hinduism (four values) Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha - Hindu socio - religious system Buddhism - Jainism Sikkism -Arya samaj, Brahma samaj - Prarthama samaj Ramakrishna Mission, Theosophical society Bakthi Movements. Christianity - supreme value of man, concept of love and service Christian Mission's development of social welfare services and reforms. Islamism - Basic beliefs - values, Islamic religion - cultural System - Islamistation in India. UNIT V Modern Indian social thought - Vivekananda, Aurobindo, Gandhi, Tagore, Nehru, Dr.Radhakrishnan.

UNIT VI Voluntary social work and constructive professional social work as a profession and a career. Code of Ethics for Professional social workers - the role of social worker as an instrument of change and development. UNIT VII The role of the centre, and the state, Semi Government Organisations and N.G.Os in developing social welfare and social work service delivery in the country - Professional Social worker as a consultant in planning social welfare and social work services and effective control of social problems in India. UNIT VIII Methods of social work - an introduction to social casework social group work, community organisation - Social work research, social work administration - Social action - meaning definition, nature, scope and importance. Historical development of social case work group work and community organisation. UNIT IX Fields of social work - Meaning scope and importance of youth welfare family and child welfare, community development, rural and urban - Labour welfare, Industrial Relations and personnel Management - Medical and psychiatry, correctional adminstration school social work Tribal Welfare. UNIT X Organisations, Associations and developments dealing with social welfare and social work services. a) U.N.O., I.L.O., W.H.O., UNICEF b) Ministry of social welfare, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Family Welfare Ministry of child Welfare - Centre and state Ministries. c) Central social welfare Board state social welfare Board grant in aid schemes, Programme, projects. d) Department of Socail Welfare, centre and States Directorate of Backward Classes. Directorate of Adi dravidar and Tribal welfare. e) International Association of Professional social workers Indian Association of professional social workers - Association of schools of social work in India, The role and functions objectives, Programmes and achievements. DEGREE STANDARD CODE:068

a) Concept of Master & Servant - Theory of Laisses Faire - Industrial Relation - Labour policy of the Government - Recommendation of National Commission on Labour - trade Union - movment political influence in Trade Union Victimisation of Labour - Social security measures. b) Techniques and methods of disputes resolution - conciliation - Arbitration and Adjudication - Impact of collective Bargaining - Government Machinaries for settlement of disputes - Stikes Lockout Lay-off, retrenchment, transfer and closure of undertakings - Freedom of Association and constitutional protection - regislation and recognition of Trade Unions - Right, duties and lmmunities, Domestic Enquiries and Disciplinary proceedings - rules - regulations of Industrial establishments. c) Industrial accidents - Fixation of Liability - Notional Extension - calculation of compensation Benefits under Insurance Schemes - Industrial Safety - rules & regulation relating to Employment of children, adults, Female and young person - abolition of child labour system - Employees provident fund - Family Pension scheme - Deposit linked Insurance fund - payment of gratuity.

d) Fixation and revising of wage system - consitutional safeguards - Advisory Committes and wage Boards - concept of Fairwage, Living wage and minimum wage - method of payment of wage Expolitation & prevention - payment of Bonus - caluculation of Bonus.

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 ...) 12 Change the following:- (Verb into Noun, Noun into Verb, Adjective into Adverb) 13 Fill in the Blanks with correct 'Homophones' 14 Find out the Error (Articles, prepositions, Noun Verb Adjective, Adverb) 15 Comprehension 16 Select the correct Sentence 17 Find out the odd Words, (Verb, Noun, Adjective, Adverb) 18 Select the Correct Plural Forms 19 Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentence) 20 Indentify the correct Degree.