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SYLLABUS Group VII (Executive Officer, Grade III) – MAIN EXAMINATION (Objective type) (Degree Standard


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 unitsElectricity 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 compoundsFertilizers, 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 systemGenetics the science of heredity-Environment, ecology, health and hygiene, Biodiversity and its conservation-Human diseases-Communicable diseases and noncommunicable diseases- prevention and remedies

Unit- II. Current Events
History--Latest diary of events – National -National symbols-Profile of StatesEminent persons & places in news-Sports & games-Books & authors -Awards & honours- Latest historical events-- India and its neighbours-Appointments-who 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 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, lithosphereMonsoon, 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
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Indian National CongressEmergence of national leaders-Gandhi.Union. Unit-V INDIAN POLITY Constitution of India-. Preamble to the constitution. music-Growth of rationalist. Nehru.Indian federalism – center – state relations. Swami Vivekananda. health. Dravidian movement in TN-Political parties and populist schemesProminent personalities in the various spheres – Arts. M. Indian economy Nature of Indian economy-Need for economic planning-Five-year plan models-an assessment-Land reforms & agriculture-Application of science in agricultureIndustrial growth-Capital formation and investment-Role of public sector & disinvestment-Development of infrastructure.Salient features of constitution.Finance Commission Planning Commission.Rural welfare oriented programmes.Human rights charterUnion legislature – Parliament.Right to information .Social sector problems – population.Rajaji. literature and Philosophy – Mother Teresa. Science.Anti-corruption measures – Central Vigilance Commission.Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law.Economic trends in Tamil Nadu -Energy Different sources and development.State Legislature – assembly .Communalism led to partition-Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle .Subbulakshmi. Pandit Ravishankar .National Development Council Unit-VI.Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu.National income. Comptroller and Auditor General of India. customIndia-as secular state-Organizations for fine arts. lok-adalats. Nethaji -Growth of militant movements .Unit-IV. VOC. Bharathiar & Others-Birth of political parties /political system in India since independence- Page 61 of 72 .Election Commission Union and State.Elections . drama.Krishnamoorthy etc.Schedules to constitution-. Administrative reforms & tribunalsCorruption in public life.Empowerment of women Unit.Central and State Commission.Citizenship-rights amend dutiesFundamental rights.Amendments to constitution. Rukmani Arundel and J.State executive. employment.Fundamental duties. 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 socioeconomic factors-Social reforms and religious movements-India since independenceCharacteristics of Indian culture-Unity in diversity –race. Ombudsman. Indian national movement Early uprising against British rule-1857 Revolt. State and territory.Emergency provisions. colour. language.VI.S. poverty-HRD – sustainable economic growth. dance. education. Periyar. Tagore.

Decision making and problem solving Logical Reasoning-Puzzles-Visual Reasoning-Alpha numeric Reasoning-Number Series-Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences…. diagrams. Page 62 of 72 .Tables. compilation and presentation of data . graphs.Unit-VII. MENTAL ABILITY TESTS Conversion of information to data-Collection.Analytical interpretation of data -SimplificationPercentage-Highest Common Factor (HCF)-Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)Ratio and Proportion-Simple interest-Compound interest-Area-Volume-Time and Work.

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