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GroupIServices
(PreliminaryExamination)
GeneralStudiesDegreestandard

TOPICSFOROBJECTIVETYPE
UNITIGeneralscience:
Physics Universe General Scientific laws Scientific instruments Inventions and
discoveriesNational scientific laboratoriesScience glossaryMechanics and properties
ofmatterPhysicalquantities,standardsandunitsForce,motionandenergyelectricity
and Magnetism electronics & communications Heat, light and soundAtomic and
nuclear physicsSolid StatePhysicsSpectroscopy Geophysics Astronomy and space
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ChemistryElementsandCompoundsAcids,basesandsaltsOxidationandreduction
Chemistry of ores and metals Carbon, nitrogen and their compoundsFertilizers,
pesticides, insecticidesBiochemistry and biotechnologyElectrochemistryPolymers
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organismNutrition and dieteticsRespirationExcretion of metabolic wasteBio
communication

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thescienceofheredityEnvironment,ecology,healthandhygiene,Biodiversityandits
conservationHuman diseases, prevention and remediesCommunicable diseases and
non communicable diseasesAlcoholism and drug abuseAnimals, plants and human
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national security and terrorismWorld organizationspacts and summitsEminent
persons&placesinnewsSports&gamesBooks&authorsAwards&honoursCultural
panoramaLatest historical events India and its neighbours Latest terminology
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Political Science Indias foreign policy Latest court verdicts public opinion
ProblemsinconductofpublicelectionsPoliticalpartiesandpoliticalsysteminIndia
Public awareness & General administration Role of Voluntary organizations & Govt.,
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GeographyGeographicallandmarksPolicyonenvironmentandecology

EconomicsCurrentsocioeconomicproblemsNeweconomicpolicy&govt.sector

Science Latest inventions on science & technology Latest discoveries in Health


ScienceMassmedia&communication

UNITIIIGeographyEarthandUniverseSolarsystemAtmospherehydrosphere,
lithosphereMonsoon,rainfall,weatherandclimateWaterresourcesriversinIndia
Soil, minerals & natural resourcesNatural vegetationForest & wildlifeAgricultural

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pattern, livestock & fisheriesTransport & communicationSocial geography
populationdensityanddistributionNaturalcalamitiesdisastermanagementClimate
changeimpactandconsequencesmitigationmeasuresPollutionControl

UNIT IV History and culture of India Prehistoric events Indus valley

civilizationVedic, Aryan and Sangam ageMaurya dynastyBuddhism and Jainism


Guptas,DelhiSultans,MughalsandMarathasAgeofVijayanagaramandthebahmanis
South Indian historyCulture and Heritage of Tamil peopleAdvent of European
invasionExpansion and consolidation of British ruleEffect of British rule on socio
economic factorsSocial reforms and religious movementsIndia since independence
Characteristics of Indian cultureUnity in diversity race, colour, language, custom
Indiaas secular stateOrganizations for fine arts, dance, drama, musicGrowth of
rationalist, Dravidian movement in TNPolitical parties and populist schemes
Prominent personalities in the various spheres Arts, Science, literature and
Philosophy Mother Teresa, Swami Vivekananda, Pandit Ravishankar ,
M.S.Subbulakshmi,RukmaniArundelandJ.Krishnamoorthyetc.

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UNITVINDIANPOLITY ConstitutionofIndiaPreambletotheconstitution

Salient features of constitution Union, State and territory Citizenshiprights amend


duties Fundamental rights Fundamental duties Human rights charter Union
legislature Parliament State executive State Legislature assembly Status of
Jammu&KashmirLocalgovernmentpanchayatrajTamilNaduJudiciaryinIndia
Rule of law/Due process of law Indian federalism center state relations
EmergencyprovisionsCivilservicesinIndiaAdministrativechallengesinawelfare
state Complexities ofdistrictadministrationElectionsElection CommissionUnion
andStateOfficiallanguageandScheduleVIIIAmendmentstoconstitutionSchedules
to constitution Administrative reforms & tribunals Corruption in public life Anti
corruption measures Central Vigilance Commission, lokadalats, Ombudsman,
Comptroller and Auditor General of India. Right to information Central and State
CommissionEmpowermentofwomenVoluntaryorganizationsandpublicgrievances
redressalConsumerprotectionforms
UNITVI INDIANECONOMYNatureofIndianeconomyFiveyearplanmodels
an assessment Land reforms & agriculture Application of science in agriculture
Industrial growth Capital formation and investmentRole of public sector &
disinvestmentDevelopmentofinfrastructureNationalincomePublicfinance&fiscal
policyPricepolicy&publicdistributionBanking,money&monetarypolicyRoleof
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) WTOglobalization & privatization Rural welfare
oriented programmes Social sector problems population, education, health,
employment,povertyHRDsustainableeconomicgrowthEconomictrendsinTamil
Nadu Energy Different sources and development Finance Commission Planning
CommissionNationalDevelopmentCouncil

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UNITVIIINDIANNATIONALMOVEMENTNationalrenaissanceEarlyuprising

against British rule1857 Revolt Indian National Congress Emergence of national


leadersGandhi,Nehru,Tagore,NetajiGrowthofmilitantmovementsDifferentmodes
of agitationsEra of different Acts & PactsWorld war & final phase struggle
Communalism led to partition Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC,
Periyar,Bharathiar&OthersBirthofpoliticalparties/politicalsysteminIndiasince
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UNITVIIIAPTITUDE&MENTALABILITYTESTSConversionofinformationto
data Collection, compilation and presentation of data Tables, graphs, diagrams
Parametric representation of dataAnalytical interpretation of data Simplification
PercentageHighestCommonFactor(HCF)LowestCommonMultiple(LCM)Ratioand
ProportionSimple interestCompound interestAreaVolumeTime and Work
Behavioral ability Basic terms, Communications in information technology
ApplicationofInformationandCommunicationTechnology(ICT)Decisionmakingand
problemsolving
Logical Reasoning Puzzles Dice Visual Reasoning Alpha numeric Reasoning
NumberSeriesLogicalNumber/Alphabetical/DiagrammaticSequences
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GroupIServices(MainExamination)
PAPERIGeneralstudies(DegreeStandard)
TopicsforDescriptivetype
UNITI.ModernhistoryofIndia andIndianculture Advent of European invasion
Expansionandconsolidationof British rule Effectof Britishrule on socioeconomicfactors
SocialreformsandreligiousmovementsIndiasinceindependenceCharacteristicsofIndian
culture Unity in diversity race, colour, language, custom India a secular state
Organizationsforfinearts,dance,drama,musicGrowthofrationalist,Dravidianmovementin
Tamil Nadu Political parties and populist schemes National renaissance Early uprising
againstBritishrule1857RevoltIndianNationalCongressEmergenceofnationalleaders
Gandhi,Nehru,Tagore,NetajiGrowthofmilitantmovementsDifferentmodesofagitations
EraofdifferentActs&PactsWorldwar&finalphasestruggleCommunalismledtopartition
RoleofTamilNaduinfreedomstruggleRajaji,VOC,Periyar,Bharathiar&Others

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UNIT 2. General Aptitude & Mental Ability Conversion of information to data


Collection,compilationandpresentationofdataTables,graphs,diagramsParametric
representationofdataAnalyticalinterpretationofdataPercentageHighestCommon
Factor (HCF) Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) Ratio and Proportion Simple
interest Compound interest Area Volume Time and Work Probability
InformationtechnologyBasicterms,CommunicationsApplicationofInformationand
Communication Technology (ICT) Decision making and problem solving Basics in
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UNIT3.RoleandimpactofscienceandtechnologyinthedevelopmentofIndia
and Tamil Nadu. Nature of universe General scientific laws Scientific instruments

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Inventions and discoveries National scientific laboratories Science glossary Physical


quantities,standardsandunitsMechanicsandpropertiesofmatterForce,motionandenergy
Heat,lightandsoundMagnetism,electricityandelectronicsAtomicandnuclearphysics
AstronomyandspacescienceElementsandcompoundsAcids,basesandsaltsOxidationand
reduction Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds Natural disasters safeguard measures
Chemistry of ores and metals Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides Biochemistry and
biotechnologyPolymersandplasticsElectrochemistryMainconceptsoflifescienceThe
cellbasicunitoflifeClassificationoflivingorganismNutritionanddieteticsRespiration
ExcretionofmetabolicwasteBiocommunicationBloodandbloodcirculationEndocrine
systemReproductivesystemAnimals,plantsandhumanlifeGovt.policy/organizationson
ScienceandTechnologyRole,achievement&impactofScienceandTechnologyEnergy
self sufficiency oil exploration Defence Research Organization Ocean research and
developmentGeneticsthescienceofheredityEnvironment,ecology,healthandhygiene,Bio
diversity and its conservation Human diseases, prevention and remedies Communicable
diseasesandnoncommunicablediseasesAlcoholismandDrugabuseComputerscienceand
advancementGeneticEngineeringRemotesensingandbenefits

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PAPERIIGeneralstudies(DegreeStandard)
TopicsforDescriptivetype

UNITIIndianpolityandemergingpoliticaltrendsacrosstheworldaffectingIndiaand
GeographyofIndia

Indian polity Constitution of India Preamble to the constitution Salient features of

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constitutionUnion,stateandterritoryCitizenshiprightsanddutiesFundamentalrights
Directive principles of state policy Fundamental duties Human rights charter Union
executiveUnionlegislatureparliamentStateexecutiveStatelegislatureassemblyStatus
of Jammu & Kashmir Local government panchayat raj Indian federalism center state
relationsJudiciaryinIndiaRuleoflaw/DueprocessoflawEmergencyprovisionsCivil
services in India Administrative Challenges in a welfare state Complexities of district
administration Elections Election Commission Union and State Official language and
ScheduleVIIIAmendmentstoconstitutionSchedulestoconstitution

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EmergingpoliticaltrendsacrosstheworldaffectingIndia

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Foreign Affairs with special emphasis on Indias relations with neighbouring countries and in
the region Security and defence related matters Nuclear policy, issues and conflictsThe
IndianDiasporaanditscontributiontoIndiaandtheworld.

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GeographyofIndia

EarthanduniverseSolarsystemAtmosphere,hydrosphere,lithosphereMonsoon,rainfall,
weather and climate Water resources rivers inIndia 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 Bottom topography of Indian ocean,
Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal Climate change impact and consequences mitigation
measuresPollutionControl

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questiononlyinEnglish.CandidateswritinginEnglishshalliftheychoosetoanswerthe
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EnglishLanguageSkills

1. Prciswriting.
2. Reportwritingoncurrentissues.
3. Comprehensionofagivenpassageandansweringquestionsthereupon.

3.AdministrationofUnionandStateswithspecialreferencetoTamilNadu

State government organization structure, functions and control mechanism District


administrationroleinpeopleswelfareorientedprogrammesIndustrialmapofTamilNadu
role of state government Public Services role of recruitment agencies State finance
resources,budgetandfinancialadministrationUseofITinadministrationegovernancein
theStateNaturalcalamitiesDisasterManagementUnionandStatestrategicplanninginthe
StateSocial welfare Government sponsored schemeswith referencetoTamilNadu Union
governmentorganizationstructure,functionsandcontrolmechanismRelationshipbetween
StateandUnionIndustrialmapofIndiaroleofUniongovernmentPublicServicesrole
ofrecruitmentagenciesinUnionGovernmentUnionfinanceresources,budgetandfinancial
administration Use of IT in administration egovernance in Union Government Social
welfaregovernmentsponsoredschemesbyGovernmentofIndia

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GroupIServices(MainExamination)
PAPERIIIGeneralstudies(DegreeStandard)
TopicsforDescriptivetype
I.Currenteventsofnationalandinternationalimportance

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Latestdiaryofeventsnational/internationalNationalsymbolsProfileofstatesDefence,
national security and terrorism Geographical landmarks World organizations pacts and
summitsLatestinventionsonscience&technologyEminentpersonalities&placesinnews
Sports&gamesBooks&authorsAwards&honoursCulturalpanoramaLatesthistorical
events Policy on environment and ecology India and its neighbours Natural disasters
safeguardmeasuresLatestterminologyAppointmentswhoiswho?Indiasforeignpolicy
LatestcourtverdictspublicopinionProblemsinconductofpublicelectionsPoliticalparties
and political system in India Public awareness & general administration Role of voluntary
organizations&govt.Welfareorientedgovt.schemes,theirutilityNeweconomicpolicy&
govt.sectorMassmedia&communication

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a.Indianeconomy NatureofIndianeconomyFiveyearplanmodelsanassessment

Landreforms&agricultureApplicationofscienceinagricultureIndustrialgrowthCapital
formation and investment Role of public sector & disinvestment Development of
infrastructure National income Public finance & fiscal policy Price policy & public
distributionConsumerism&ConsumerprotectionBanking,money&monetarypolicyRole
ofForeignDirectInvestmentWTOLiberalisationglobalization&privatizationRuralwelfare
orientedprogrammesHRDsustainableeconomicgrowthEconomictrendinTamilNadu
Energy Different sources and development Finance Commission Planning Commission
NationalDevelopmentCouncilPovertyAlleviationProgrammes.

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ImpactoftheEconomicCrisisonIndia:(a)OffshootofGlobalizedEconomy(b)Aspectsof
FinancialTurmoilinIndiaCapitalOutflowImpactonStockandForexMarketImpactonthe
IndianBankingSystemImpactonIndustrialSectorandExportProspectImpacton
EmploymentImpactonPoverty(c)IndianEconomicOutlook.

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IndiasCrisisResponsesandChallenges:(a)StateofEconomyinCrisisTimes(b)RBIsCrisis
Response(c)GovernmentsCrisisResponse(d)TheRisksandChallengesMonetarypolicy
FiscalPolicyFinancialstability

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TheOptionsAhead:DiversifyingExportsBoostingDomesticConsumptionEnhancingPublic
SpendingGeneratingEmploymentProvisioningcredittoProductiveSectorsNeedfor
StructuralReformsIncreasedpurchasingpowerofthepeople.

3.SocioEconomicIssuesinIndia/TamilNaduPopulationExplosionUnemployment

issues in India & Tamil Nadu Child Labour Economic Issues (a) Poverty (b)
SanitationRuralandUrban(c)CorruptioninpubliclifeAntiCorruptionmeasures
CVC, Lokadalats, Ombudsman, CAG. Illiteracy Women Empowerment Role of the
GovernmentWomenEmpowermentSocialinjusticetowomenfolkDomesticviolence,
dowrymenace,sexualassaultLossofculturalheritageduetoeconomicdevelopment

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Urbanization and its impact on the society Impact of violence on the growth of the
nationReligiousviolence,TerrorismandCommunalviolenceRegionalDisparities
ProblemsofMinoritiesHumanRightsissuesRighttoinformationCentralandState
Commission Faith and conflict among legislature, executive, judiciary and media.
Education Linkage between Education and Economic Growth. Community
Development Programme Employment Guarantee Scheme Self Employment and
EntrepreneurshipDevelopmentRoleofN.G.OsinSocialWelfareGovernmentPolicy
onHealth.

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GroupIAServices
(MainExamination)
Generalstudies(DegreeStandard)

TopicsforObjectiveType

UNITIGeneralscience:

Physics Universe General Scientific lawsScientific instrumentsInventions and


discoveriesNationalscientificlaboratoriesScienceglossaryMechanicsandproperties
of matter Physical quantities, standards and units electricity and magnetism
electronics and communication Heat, light and soundAtomic and nuclear physics
SolidStatePhysicsSpectroscopyGeophysicsAstronomyandspacescience.

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ChemistryElementsandCompoundsAcids,basesandsaltsOxidationandreduction

Chemistry of ores and metalsCarbon, nitrogen and their compoundsFertilizers,


pesticides, insecticidesBiochemistry and biotechnologyElectrochemistryPolymers
andplastics

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BotanyMainConceptsoflifescienceThecellbasicunitoflifeClassificationofliving
organismNutritionanddieteticsRespirationExcretionofmetabolicwasteBio
communication

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ZoologyBloodandbloodcirculationEndocrinesystemReproductivesystemGenetics
thescienceofheredityEnvironment,ecology,healthandhygiene,Biodiversityandits
conservationHuman diseases, prevention and remediesCommunicable diseases and
noncommunicablediseasesAlcoholismanddrugabuseAnimals,plantsandhumanlife

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UNITII.CurrentEvents

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HistoryLatestdiaryofeventsNationalNationalsymbolsProfileofStatesDefence,
national security and terrorism World organizationspacts and summits Eminent
persons & places in news Sports & games Books & authors Awards & honours
Cultural panorama Latest historical events India and its neighbours Latest
terminologyAppointmentswhoiswho?

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Political Science Indias foreign policy Latest court verdicts public opinion
ProblemsinconductofpublicelectionsPoliticalpartiesandpoliticalsysteminIndia
Publicawareness&GeneraladministrationRoleofVoluntaryorganizations&Govt.,
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GeographyGeographicallandmarksPolicyonenvironmentandecology

EconomicsCurrentsocioeconomicproblemsNeweconomicpolicy&govt.sector

ScienceLatestinventionsonscience&technologyLatestdiscoveriesinHealth
ScienceMassmedia&communication
UNIT III. Geography Earth and Universe Solar system Atmosphere
hydrosphere,lithosphereMonsoon,rainfall,weatherandclimateWaterresources
rivers in India Soil, minerals & natural resources Natural vegetation Forest &
wildlife Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries Transport & communication

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Social geography populationdensity and distribution Natural calamities disaster
management Climate change impact and consequences mitigation measures
PollutionControl
UNIT IV. History and culture of India Prehistoric events Indus valley
civilizationVedic, Aryan and Sangam age Maurya dynasty Buddhism and Jainism
Guptas,DelhiSultans,MughalsandMarathasAgeofVijayanagaramandthebahmanis
South Indian history Culture and Heritage of Tamil people Advent of European
invasion ExpansionandconsolidationofBritishrule EffectofBritishruleonsocio
economicfactorsSocialreformsandreligiousmovementsIndiasinceindependence
Characteristics of Indian culture Unity in diversity race, colour, language, custom
Indiaas 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,RukmaniArundelandJ.Krishnamoorthyetc.

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UNIT V. INDIAN POLITY Constitution of India Preamble to the constitution


Salient features of constitution Union, State and territory Citizenshiprights amend
duties Fundamental rights Fundamental duties Human rights charter Union
legislature Parliament State executive State Legislature assembly Status of
Jammu&KashmirLocalgovernmentpanchayatrajTamilNaduJudiciaryinIndia
Rule of law/Due process of law Indian federalism center state relations
EmergencyprovisionsCivilservicesinIndiaAdministrativechallengesinawelfare
state Complexities ofdistrictadministrationElectionsElection CommissionUnion
andStateOfficiallanguageandScheduleVIIIAmendmentstoconstitutionSchedules
to constitution Administrative reforms & tribunals Corruption in public life Anti
corruption measures Central Vigilance Commission, lokadalats, Ombudsman,
Comptroller and Auditor General of India Right to information Central and State
CommissionEmpowermentofwomenVoluntaryorganizationsandpublicgrievances
redressalConsumerprotectionforms.
UNIT VI. INDIAN ECONOMY Nature of Indian economy Need for economic
planning Fiveyear plan modelsan assessment Land reforms & agriculture
Application of science in agriculture Industrial growthCapital formation and
investmentRole of public sector & disinvestmentDevelopment of infrastructure
National income Public finance & fiscal policy Price policy & public distribution
Banking, money & monetary policy Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) WTO
globalization & privatization 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

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UNIT VII INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT National renaissance Early uprising


against British rule 1857 Revolt Indian National Congress Emergence of national
leaders Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji Growth of militant movements Different
modesofagitationsEraofdifferentActs&PactsWorldwar&finalphasestruggle
Communalism led to partition Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC,

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Periyar,Bharathiar&OthersBirthofpoliticalparties/politicalsysteminIndiasince
independence
UNIT VIII. APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY TESTS Conversion of information to
data Collection, compilation and presentation of data Tables, graphs, diagrams
ParametricrepresentationofdataAnalytical interpretationofdataSimplification
PercentageHighestCommonFactor(HCF)LowestCommonMultiple(LCM)Ratio
andProportionSimpleinterestCompoundinterestAreaVolumeTimeandWork
Behavioral ability Basic terms, Communications in information technology
ApplicationofInformationandCommunicationTechnology(ICT)Decisionmakingand
problemsolving.

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NumberSeriesLogicalNumber/Alphabetical/DiagrammaticSequences

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GroupIBServices
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PAPERIIHINDURELIGION(DegreeStandard)
TopicsforObjectiveType

1.HinduismOriginanddevelopment.

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2.HinduScripturesVedas,Upanishads,BhagavadGitaEpics,Puranas,Agamas,
4000Prabhandams,Thevaram,Thiruvasagam.

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4.HinduSaintsandSagesAlwars,Nayanmars,RamalingaSwamigal,Sankara,
Ramanuja,Madhva,Meikandar.

5.ContemporaryHinduMovementsAryaSamaj,BrahmaSamaj,Ramakrishna
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Vedanta;SaivaSiddhanta;HeterodoxCarvaka,JainismandBuddhism.

8.HinduEthicsHedonismofCarvaka;RitualismofMimamsa;Idealistictrendsof
Vedanta;BhagavadGitaethicsSvadharmaandNishkamaKarmaEthicalteachings
ofJainismandBuddhism;MoralPhilosophyoftheThirukkuralSchemeofvalues
Dharma,Artha,KamaandMoksa(Purusharthas)AppliedEthicsProfessional
Ethics.

9.HinduCultureCulturalheritageoftheHindusArchitectureandSculptureFine
ArtsMusic,Dance,Drama.ThePathsofService,Devotion,YogaandWisdom
Theroleofapreceptor(Guru)PilgrimageFestivals.

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PaperIGeneralStudies

TopicsforObjectiveType

UNITIGeneralscience:

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discoveriesNationalscientificlaboratoriesScienceglossaryMechanicsandproperties
of matter Physical quantities, standards and units electricity and magnetism
electronics and communication Heat, light and soundAtomic and nuclear physics
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ChemistryElementsandCompoundsAcids,basesandsaltsOxidationandreduction

Chemistry of ores and metalsCarbon, nitrogen and their compoundsFertilizers,


pesticides, insecticidesBiochemistry and biotechnologyElectrochemistryPolymers
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organismNutritionanddieteticsRespirationExcretionofmetabolicwasteBio
communication

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thescienceofheredityEnvironment,ecology,healthandhygiene,Biodiversityandits
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national security and terrorism World organizationspacts and summits Eminent
persons & places in news Sports & games Books & authors Awards & honours
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terminologyAppointmentswhoiswho?

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Political Science Indias foreign policy Latest court verdicts public opinion
ProblemsinconductofpublicelectionsPoliticalpartiesandpoliticalsysteminIndia
Publicawareness&GeneraladministrationRoleofVoluntaryorganizations&Govt.,
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GeographyGeographicallandmarksPolicyonenvironmentandecology
EconomicsCurrentsocioeconomicproblemsNeweconomicpolicy&govt.sector

ScienceLatestinventionsonscience&technologyLatestdiscoveriesinHealth
ScienceMassmedia&communication
UNIT III. Geography Earth and Universe Solar system Atmosphere
hydrosphere,lithosphereMonsoon,rainfall,weatherandclimateWaterresources
rivers in India Soil, minerals & natural resources Natural vegetation Forest &
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Social geography populationdensity and distribution Natural calamities disaster
management Climate change impact and consequences mitigation measures
PollutionControl
UNIT IV. History and culture of India Prehistoric events Indus valley
civilizationVedic, Aryan and Sangam age Maurya dynasty Buddhism and Jainism
Guptas,DelhiSultans,MughalsandMarathasAgeofVijayanagaramandthebahmanis
South Indian history Culture and Heritage of Tamil people Advent of European
invasion ExpansionandconsolidationofBritishrule EffectofBritishruleonsocio
economicfactorsSocialreformsandreligiousmovementsIndiasinceindependence
Characteristics of Indian culture Unity in diversity race, colour, language, custom
Indiaas 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 ,
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Salient features of constitution Union, State and territory Citizenshiprights amend
duties Fundamental rights Fundamental duties Human rights charter Union
legislature Parliament State executive State Legislature assembly Status of
Jammu&KashmirLocalgovernmentpanchayatrajTamilNaduJudiciaryinIndia
Rule of law/Due process of law Indian federalism center state relations
EmergencyprovisionsCivilservicesinIndiaAdministrativechallengesinawelfare
state Complexities ofdistrictadministrationElectionsElection CommissionUnion
andStateOfficiallanguageandScheduleVIIIAmendmentstoconstitutionSchedules
to constitution Administrative reforms & tribunals Corruption in public life Anti
corruption measures Central Vigilance Commission, lokadalats, Ombudsman,
Comptroller and Auditor General of India Right to information Central and State
CommissionEmpowermentofwomenVoluntaryorganizationsandpublicgrievances
redressalConsumerprotectionforms.
UNIT VI. INDIAN ECONOMY Nature of Indian economy Need for economic
planning Fiveyear plan modelsan assessment Land reforms & agriculture
Application of science in agriculture Industrial growthCapital formation and
investmentRole of public sector & disinvestmentDevelopment of infrastructure
National income Public finance & fiscal policy Price policy & public distribution
Banking, money & monetary policy Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) WTO
globalization & privatization 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
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against British rule 1857 Revolt Indian National Congress Emergence of national
leaders Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji Growth of militant movements Different
modesofagitationsEraofdifferentActs&PactsWorldwar&finalphasestruggle
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independence
UNIT VIII. APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY TESTS Conversion of information to
data Collection, compilation and presentation of data Tables, graphs, diagrams
ParametricrepresentationofdataAnalytical interpretationofdataSimplification
PercentageHighestCommonFactor(HCF)LowestCommonMultiple(LCM)Ratio
andProportionSimpleinterestCompoundinterestAreaVolumeTimeandWork
Behavioral ability Basic terms, Communications in information technology
ApplicationofInformationandCommunicationTechnology(ICT)Decisionmakingand
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PaperIIILAW(DegreeStandard)MAINEXAMINATION
TopicsforObjectiveType

UNITIJURISPRUDENCE
1.SourcesofLawLegislationPrecedentandCustom
2.SchoolofJurisprudenceAnalytical,Historical,PhilosophicalandSociological.
3.ConceptsRightsanddutiesPersonPossessionandownership.

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3.IndemnityGuaranteeandBailment.
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1.ConceptsofCrimesActusReusandMensReainstatutoryoffences.
2.StagesofCrimesAbetmentandConspiracy.
3.GeneralDefences.
4.OffencesagainstPersonMurderandCulpableHomicideWrongfulrestraintand
WrongfulconfinementkidnappingAbductionandRape.
5.OffencesagainstpropertyTheft,extortion,Robbery,Dacoity,criminal
misappropriationandbreachoftrustcheating.
6.OffencesrelatingtoMarriage.
UNITIVTORTS
1.NatureandDefinitionofTort.
2.Liabilitybasedonfault
3.Strictliability.
4.Negligence
5.Nuisance
6.Defamation.
UNITVFAMILYLAWPERSONALLAWRELATINGTOINDUS,MUSLIMSAND
CHRISTIANS
1.Sources
2.MarriageandDivorce
3.AdoptionandMaintenance
4.MinorityandGuardianship
5.Succession.
UNITVICONSTITUTIONALLAW
1.NatureofIndianConstitutionanditssalientfeatures.
2.Preamble.
3.FundamentalRights,DirectivePrinciplesandFundamentalDuties.
4.ConstitutionalpositionofthePresidentandGovernmentandtheirpowers.
5.SupremeCourtandHighCourtstheirpowersandJurisdictionJudicialActivism.

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6.LegislativeandAdministrativeRelationsbetweentheUnionandStates.
7.ConstitutionalsafeguardstoCivilServants
8.EmergencyProvisions.
9.AmendmentoftheConstitution.
UNITVIIINTERNATIONALLAWANDHUMANRIGHTS
1.NatureofInternationalLaw.
2.SourcesTreaty,custom,GeneralPrincipleofLawrecognisedbyCivilizedNations
andSubsidiarymeansforthedeterminationofLaw.
3.RecognitionofStatesandGovernments.
4.TheUnitedNationsitsobjectivesandPrincipalOrgans.
5.HumanRights.
UNITVIIIPROPERTYLAWGENERALPRINCIPLES
1.Fixtures.
2.PropertyTransferableNonTransferable.
3.Competencyofthetransfer.
4.Ruleagainstperpetuity.
5.ConditionPrecedentandconditionsubsequent.
6.DoctrinesElectionOstensibleownerFeedingtheGrantbyestoppel.
7.LisPendens.
8.FrandulentTransfer.
9.Partperformance.
UNITIXCOMPANYLAW
1.PartnershipFirmPrivateCompanyPublicCompanyGovernmentcompany.
2.MemorandumofAssociation.
3.ArticlesofAssociation.Law
4.Promoters.
5.MisrepresentationFraudProspectusSharesDebentures.
6.Auditors.
7.WindingupProceedings.
UNITXLAWRELATINGTOWOMENANDCHILDREN
1.EmploymentofwomenandChildreninfactories.
2.MaternityBenefitAct.
3.ThestatusofWomeninModernSociety.
4.CausesandTreatmentofJuvenileDelinquency.
5.WomenPrisonersRehabilitation.

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electronics and communication Heat, light and soundAtomic and nuclear physics
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pesticides, insecticidesBiochemistry and biotechnologyElectrochemistryPolymers
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organismNutritionanddieteticsRespirationExcretionofmetabolicwasteBio
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thescienceofheredityEnvironment,ecology,healthandhygiene,Biodiversityandits
conservationHuman diseases, prevention and remediesCommunicable diseases and
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HistoryLatestdiaryofeventsNationalNationalsymbolsProfileofStatesDefence,
national security and terrorism World organizationspacts and summits Eminent
persons & places in news Sports & games Books & authors Awards & honours
Cultural panorama Latest historical events India and its neighbours Latest
terminologyAppointmentswhoiswho?
Political Science Indias foreign policy Latest court verdicts public opinion
ProblemsinconductofpublicelectionsPoliticalpartiesandpoliticalsysteminIndia
Publicawareness&GeneraladministrationRoleofVoluntaryorganizations&Govt.,
Welfareorientedgovt.schemes,theirutility.
GeographyGeographicallandmarksPolicyonenvironmentandecology
EconomicsCurrentsocioeconomicproblemsNeweconomicpolicy&govt.sector
ScienceLatestinventionsonscience&technologyLatestdiscoveriesinHealth
ScienceMassmedia&communication
UNIT III. Geography Earth and Universe Solar system Atmosphere
hydrosphere,lithosphereMonsoon,rainfall,weatherandclimateWaterresources
rivers in India Soil, minerals & natural resources Natural vegetation Forest &
wildlife Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries Transport & communication
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management Climate change impact and consequences mitigation measures
PollutionControl
UNIT IV. History and culture of India Prehistoric events Indus valley
civilizationVedic, Aryan and Sangam age Maurya dynasty Buddhism and Jainism
Guptas,DelhiSultans,MughalsandMarathasAgeofVijayanagaramandthebahmanis
South Indian history Culture and Heritage of Tamil people Advent of European
invasion ExpansionandconsolidationofBritishrule EffectofBritishruleonsocio
economicfactorsSocialreformsandreligiousmovementsIndiasinceindependence
Characteristics of Indian culture Unity in diversity race, colour, language, custom
Indiaas 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 ,
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duties Fundamental rights Fundamental duties Human rights charter Union
legislature Parliament State executive State Legislature assembly Status of
Jammu&KashmirLocalgovernmentpanchayatrajTamilNaduJudiciaryinIndia
Rule of law/Due process of law Indian federalism center state relations
EmergencyprovisionsCivilservicesinIndiaAdministrativechallengesinawelfare
state Complexities ofdistrictadministrationElectionsElection CommissionUnion
andStateOfficiallanguageandScheduleVIIIAmendmentstoconstitutionSchedules
to constitution Administrative reforms & tribunals Corruption in public life Anti
corruption measures Central Vigilance Commission, lokadalats, Ombudsman,
Comptroller and Auditor General of India Right to information Central and State
CommissionEmpowermentofwomenVoluntaryorganizationsandpublicgrievances
redressalConsumerprotectionforms.
UNIT VI. INDIAN ECONOMY Nature of Indian economy Need for economic
planning Fiveyear plan modelsan assessment Land reforms & agriculture
Application of science in agriculture Industrial growthCapital formation and
investmentRole of public sector & disinvestmentDevelopment of infrastructure
National income Public finance & fiscal policy Price policy & public distribution
Banking, money & monetary policy Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) WTO
globalization & privatization 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
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leaders Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji Growth of militant movements Different
modesofagitationsEraofdifferentActs&PactsWorldwar&finalphasestruggle
Communalism led to partition Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC,

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Periyar,Bharathiar&OthersBirthofpoliticalparties/politicalsysteminIndiasince
independence
UNIT VIII. APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY TESTS Conversion of information to
data Collection, compilation and presentation of data Tables, graphs, diagrams
ParametricrepresentationofdataAnalytical interpretationofdataSimplification
PercentageHighestCommonFactor(HCF)LowestCommonMultiple(LCM)Ratio
andProportionSimpleinterestCompoundinterestAreaVolumeTimeandWork
Behavioral ability Basic terms, Communications in information technology
ApplicationofInformationandCommunicationTechnology(ICT)Decisionmakingand
problemsolving.

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TopicsforDescriptivetype
UNITI.ModernhistoryofIndia andIndianculture Advent of European invasion
Expansionandconsolidationof British rule Effectof Britishrule on socioeconomicfactors
SocialreformsandreligiousmovementsIndiasinceindependenceCharacteristicsofIndian
culture Unity in diversity race, colour, language, custom India a secular state
Organizationsforfinearts,dance,drama,musicGrowthofrationalist,Dravidianmovementin
Tamil Nadu Political parties and populist schemes National renaissance Early uprising
againstBritishrule1857RevoltIndianNationalCongressEmergenceofnationalleaders
Gandhi,Nehru,Tagore,NetajiGrowthofmilitantmovementsDifferentmodesofagitations
EraofdifferentActs&PactsWorldwar&finalphasestruggleCommunalismledtopartition
RoleofTamilNaduinfreedomstruggleRajaji,VOC,Periyar,Bharathiar&Others

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compilation and presentation of data Tables, graphs, diagrams Parametric
representation of data Analytical interpretation of data School arithmetic
PercentageHighestCommonFactor(HCF)LowestCommonMultiple(LCM)Ratio
and Proportion Simple interest Compound interest Area Volume Time and
Work Probability Information technology Basic terms, Communications
Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Decision making
andproblemsolvingBasicsinComputers/Computerterminology.

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quantities,standardsandunitsMechanicsandpropertiesofmatterForce,motionandenergy
Heat,lightandsoundMagnetism,electricityandelectronicsAtomicandnuclearphysics
AstronomyandspacescienceElementsandcompoundsAcids,basesandsaltsOxidationand
reduction Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds Natural disasters safeguard measures
Chemistry of ores and metals Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides Biochemistry and
biotechnologyPolymersandplasticsElectrochemistryMainconceptsoflifescienceThe
cell basic unit of life Classification of living organism Nutrition and dietics Respiration
ExcretionofmetabolicwasteBiocommunicationBloodandbloodcirculationEndocrine
systemReproductivesystemAnimals,plantsandhumanlifeGovt.policy/organizationson
ScienceandTechnologyRole,achievement&impactofScienceandTechnologyEnergy
self sufficiency oil exploration Defence Research Organization Ocean research and
developmentGeneticsthescienceofheredityEnvironment,ecology,healthandhygiene,Bio
diversity and its conservation Human diseases, prevention and remedies Communicable
diseasesandnoncommunicablediseasesAlcoholismandDrugabuseComputerscienceand
advancementGeneticEngineeringRemotesensingandbenefits

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constitutionUnion,stateandterritoryCitizenshiprightsanddutiesFundamentalrights
Directive principles of state policy Fundamental duties Human rights charter Union
executiveUnionlegislatureparliamentStateexecutiveStatelegislatureassemblyStatus
of Jammu & Kashmir Local government panchayat raj Indian federalism center state
relationsJudiciaryinIndiaRuleoflaw/DueprocessoflawEmergencyprovisionsCivil
services in India Administrative Challenges in a welfare state Complexities of district
administration Elections Election Commission Union and State Official language and
ScheduleVIIIAmendmentstoconstitutionSchedulestoconstitution

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weather and climate Water resources rivers inIndia Soil,minerals & natural resources
NaturalvegetationForest&wildlifeAgriculturalpattern,livestock&fisheriesTransport&
communicationCentersoftrade,commerce&artSocialgeographypopulationdensityand
distribution Natural calamities disaster management Bottom topography of Indian ocean,
Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal Climate change impact and consequences mitigation
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administrationroleinpeopleswelfareorientedprogrammesIndustrialmapofTamilNadu
role of state government Public Services role of recruitment agencies State finance
resources,budgetandfinancialadministrationUseofITinadministrationegovernancein
the State Natural calamities strategic planning in the State Social welfare Government
sponsoredschemeswithreferencetoTamilNaduUniongovernmentorganizationstructure,
functions andcontrol mechanismRelationshipbetweenStateand Union Industrial mapof
India role of Union government Public Services role of recruitment agencies in Union
Government Union finance resources, budget and financial administration Use of IT in
administrationegovernanceinUnionGovernmentNaturalcalamitiesstrategicplanningby
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Current trends and challenges in Education Innovation in Education Education


Psychology Philosophy in Education, Eastern and Western Education Education
Sociology Scheme S.S.A. & RMSA Curriculum Measurements and Evaluation
HumanRights&R.T.E.ActLearner/LearningInclusiveEducationInformationand
Communication Technology Education Management Gender Sensitization
Environmental Education Vocational Guidance Health and Physical Education
Distance and Open Learning Outreach Programme Committee and Commissions in
EducationBasicconceptofpsychology.

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