TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam

2013 New Pattern and Revised
Updated Syllabus April 2013
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Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission has announced completely new
syllabus for the Group I 2013 ( Combined Civil Services Exam I) in March
2013. This is an innovative measure of the TNPSC after very long time of
such major changes in the exam pattern of the commission.
TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Examination General Studies and
Aptitude New Exam Pattern and Syllabus
Total Questions - 200, ( General Studies - 150 Questions and Aptitude Test
- 50 Questions )
Total Marks

- 300 marks (Objective type)

TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam Syllabus for General Studies or GK

UNIT – I - General science

UNIT - II. Current Events,

UNIT – III Geography

UNIT – IV History and culture of India



UNIT – I - General science

ecology.Physics . nitrogen and their compounds-Fertilizers. light and sound-Atomic and nuclear physicsSolid State Physics-Spectroscopy – Geophysics ..Scientific instruments Inventions and discoveries-National scientific laboratories-Science glossary-Mechanics and properties of matter-Physical quantities.Universe .Welfare oriented govt.National symbols -Profile of StatesDefence.Oxidation and reduction – Chemistry of ores and metals -Carbon.electricity and Magnetism .Blood and blood circulation-Endocrine system-Reproductive system-Genetics the science of heredity-Environment. Bio.Astronomy and space science. Current Events History Latest diary of events – National .Political parties and political system in IndiaPublic awareness & General administration.Latest discoveries in Health .electronics & communications . prevention and remedies-Communicable diseases and non. plants and human lifeUNIT .Latest terminology-Appointments-who is who? Political Science India’s foreign policy . health and hygiene.Latest court verdicts – public opinion . national security and terrorism-World organizations-pacts and summits-Eminentpersons & places in news-Sports & games-Books & authors -Awards & honours-Cultural panorama-Latest historical eventsIndia and its neighbours. motion and energy.Geographical landmarks-Policy on environment and ecology Economics.II.Role of Voluntary organizations & Govt. pesticides. insecticides-Biochemistry and biotechnology-Electrochemistry-Polymers and plastics. standards and units-Force. sector Science .diversity and its conservation-Human diseases. their utility Geography .Problems in conduct of public elections.communicable diseasesAlcoholism and drug abuse-Animals. Botany . schemes.Elements and Compounds-Acids. Chemistry .Latest inventions on science & technology .Heat. bases and salts .General Scientific laws .Main Concepts of life science-The cell-basic unit of lifeClassification of living organism-Nutrition and dietetics-RespirationExcretion of metabolic waste-Bio-communication Zoology .Current socioeconomic problems-New economic policy & govt.

Administrative challenges in a welfare state .Krishnamoorthy etc.Salient features of constitution . . drama. minerals & natural resources-Natural vegetation-Forest & wildlifeAgricultural pattern.impact and consequences mitigation measures-Pollution Control UNIT – IV History and culture of India Pre-historic events -Indus valley civilization-Vedic.State executive .Water resources .Emergency provisions . music-Growth ofrationalist. rainfall. dance.Preamble to the constitution .Human rights charter .Union. Science.INDIAN POLITY Constitution of India .Administrative reforms & tribunals.Civil services in India . lithosphere -Monsoon.Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu .Subbulakshmi.Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law . Pandit Ravishankar .State Legislature – assembly Status of Jammu & Kashmir .Union legislature – Parliament .Indian federalism – center – state relations . livestock & fisheries-Transport & communication-Social geography – population-density and distribution-Natural calamities – disaster management-Climate change .corruption measures – Central Vigilance Commission.Corruption in public life .M.Fundamental duties . Swami Vivekananda.Solar system .rivers in India Soil.Amendments to constitution Schedules to constitution . State and territory . custom-India-as secular state-Organizations for fine arts.Complexities of district administration . Rukmani Arundel and J. UNIT – V .Anti. colour.Right to . weather and climate . language. Comptroller and Auditor General of India.Atmosphere hydrosphere. Ombudsman.Citizenship-rights amend duties Fundamental rights . literature and Philosophy – Mother Teresa.Science - Mass media & communication UNIT – III Geography Earth and Universe . Mughals and Marathas-Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis-South Indian history-Culture and Heritage of Tamil people-Advent of European invasionExpansion and consolidation of British rule-Effect of British rule on socioeconomic factors-Social reforms and religious movements-India since independence-Characteristics of Indian culture-Unity in diversity –race.Elections . Dravidian movement in TNPolitical parties and populist schemes –Prominent personalities in the various spheres – Arts. lokadalats.S. Aryan and Sangam ageMaurya dynasty-Buddhism and Jainism-Guptas.Election Commission Union and State Official language and Schedule-VIII . Delhi Sultans.

Puzzles – Dice . graphs.Rural welfare oriented programmes .Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji.MENTAL ABILITY TESTS Conversion of information to data .Simple interest-Compound interest-Area-Volume-Time and Work-Behavioral ability -Basic terms.Early uprising against British rule-1857 RevoltIndian National Congress .Energy Different sources and development .Public finance & fiscal policy .HRD – sustainable economic growth.Price policy & public distribution. money & monetary policy Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) .compilation and presentation of data . Tagore. Bharathiar & Others . Periyar.Emergence of national leaders.Decision making and problem solving Logical Reasoning .Social sector problems – population.Visual Reasoning. employment. poverty .National Development Council UNIT – VII .Gandhi.Birth of political parties /political system in India since independence UNIT – VIII .Finance Commission .Land reforms & agriculture . VOC. Netaji -Growth of militant movements -Different modes of agitations-Era of different Acts & Pacts-World war & final phase struggle Page 18 of 72 Communalism led to partition.INDIAN ECONOMY Nature of Indian economy .Alpha numeric Reasoning-Number Series Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences .Application of science in agriculture .WTO-globalization & privatization . diagrams-Parametric representation of dataAnalytical interpretation of data -Simplification-Percentage-Highest Common Factor (HCF)-Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)-Ratio and Proportion. education.INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT National renaissance.Tables.Empowerment of womenVoluntary organizations and public grievances redressal . health. assessment .Economic trends in Tamil Nadu .Consumer protection forms UNIT – VI .Banking.Planning Commission .Central and State Commission .National income .Capital formation and investment-Role of public sector & disinvestment-Development of infrastructure.information . Communications in information technology -Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) .Five-year plan models.Industrial growth .