TNPSC Combined Civil Services Gr-II A Exam Syllabus 2014
TNPSC COMBINED CIVIL SERVICES Exam– II Group– II-A Main Examination All Non –Interview Post Exam Scheme, Syllabus and Last year Previous year Papers
TNPSC Combined Civil Services – II Grade-II A exam consists of two types of question papers. One type of question paper will contain questions on General Studies, Aptitude and Mental Ability Test and General English. The second one will contain questions on General Studies, Aptitude and Mental Ability Test and General Tamil. Candidates have both choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the second 100 questions apart from answering the first (75+25)100 questions.
TNPSC Combined Civil Service Gr-II A Exam Pattern 2014
TNPSC Combined Civil Services Exam– II Grade-II A is recruiting for 2269 posts.
Main Written Examination (Single
Paper) General Studies
(Degree Standard) (75 items)
Aptitude and Mental Ability Test
(S.S.L.C. Std.) (25 items)
General Tamil / General English
(S.S.L.C. Std.) (100 items)
(Total – 200 items)
TNPSC COMBINED CIVIL SERVICES – II Gr- II Syllabus 2014
COMBINED CIVIL SERVICES – II Group– II–A Services General Studies Main Examination All Non –Interview Post Syllabus
1. 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 units‐Force, motion and energy‐electricity and Magnetism ‐ Heat, light and sound‐Atomic and nuclear physics.
ChemistryElements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts‐Oxidation and reduction‐Chemistry of ores and metals‐Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds‐Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides
BotanyMain Concepts of life science‐The cell‐basic unit of life‐Classification of living organism‐Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration ZoologyBlood and blood circulation‐Endocrine system‐Reproductive system‐Genetics the science of heredity‐Environment, ecology, health and hygiene, Bio‐ diversity and its conservation‐ Human diseases, prevention and remedies‐Communicable diseases and non‐communicable diseases
2. Current Events
History Latest diary of events – National‐National symbols‐Profile of States ‐Eminent persons & places in news‐Sports & games‐Books & authors ‐Awards & honors‐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‐ GeographyGeographical 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.
Earth and Universe‐Solar system‐Atmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphere‐Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate‐Water resources ‐rivers in India‐Soil, minerals & natural resources‐Natural vegetation‐Forest & wildlife‐Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries‐ Social geography – population‐density and distribution‐Natural calamities – disaster management‐
4. 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 socio‐economic factors‐Social reforms and religious movements India since independence Characteristics of Indian culture‐ Unity in diversity –race, colour, language, custom‐India‐as 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, Rukmani Arundel and J.Krishnamoorthy etc.
5. INDIAN POLITY
Constitution of India‐ Preamble to the constitution‐ Salient features of constitution‐ Union, State and territory ‐Fundamental rights‐ Fundamental duties‐Human rights charter‐ Union legislature – Parliament‐ State executive. State Legislature – assembly‐ Status of Jammu & Kashmir, Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu‐ Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law – Indian federalism – center – state relations‐ Emergency provisions‐ Elections‐ Election Commission Union and State‐ Amendments to constitution‐ Schedules to constitution‐ Administrative reforms & tribunals Corruption in public life‐ Anti‐corruption measures – Central Vigilance Commission, lok‐adalats Ombudsman, Comptroller and Auditor General of India‐ Right to information ‐ Central and State Commission ‐ Empowerment of women.
6. INDIAN ECONOMY
Nature of Indian economy‐ Five‐year plan models‐an assessment‐Land reforms & agriculture‐Application of science in agriculture ‐Industrial growth‐Role of public sector & disinvestment‐Development of infrastructure‐ National income 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.
7. INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT
Early uprising against British rule‐1857 Revolt‐ Indian National Congress‐Emergence of national leaders‐Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji‐Growth of militant movements ‐Communalism led to partition‐Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐ Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & Others‐Birth of political parties /political system in India since independence.
8. APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY TEST
Conversion of information to data‐‐Collection, compilation and presentation of data Tables, graphs, diagrams‐Analytical interpretation of data ‐Simplification‐Percentage‐Highest Common Factor (HCF) ‐Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)‐Ratio and Proportion‐Simple interest‐Compound Interest ‐ Area Volume‐ Time and Work Decision making and problem solving‐Logical Reasoning‐Puzzles‐Dice‐Visual Reasoning‐Alpha numeric Reasoning‐Number Series‐ Logical Number /Alphabetical /Diagrammatic Sequences.
TNPSC Combined Civil Services Examination - II Group- II-A Main Examination All Non –Interview Post Exam Scheme, Syllabus and Last year Previous year Papers is given above.