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TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2020 – Check Exam Pattern

TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2020: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission has released TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2020 for Combined Civil Services-I Examination (Group-I Services). TN Public Service Commission has released  TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2020. The notification is out for 69 TNPSC Group 1 posts in Tamil Nadu. We in JobsCloud collected the TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2020 and posted here for easy reference of aspirants.

TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2020:

TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus

TNPSC Group 1 Selection Process:

The selection will be based on the:

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Main Written Examination
  3. Oral Test.

TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2020 Apply Online

TNPSC Exam Pattern for Prelims:

S.No.SubjectNo. of Questions
1General Studies (Degree Standard)175
2Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard)25

Time Duration: 03 hours

Total Marks: 300

Total No. of Questions: 200

Minimum Qualifying Marks for Selection:

S.No.CategoryMarks
1SC’s, SC(A)’s, ST’s, MBC’s/ DC’s, BC (OBCM)’s and BCM’s90
2Others120

TNPSC Exam Pattern for Mains:

General Studies – Descriptive type (Degree Standard):

S.No.PaperMarksDuration
1Paper-I25003 hours
2Paper-II25003 hours
3Paper-III25003 hours

Total Marks: 750

Minimum Qualifying Marks for Selection:

S.No.CategoryMarks
1SC’s, SC(A)’s, ST’s, MBC’s/ DC’s, BC (OBCM)’s and BCM’s255
2Others340

Interview & Records: 100 Marks

TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2020:

The questions on General Studies will be set in both Tamil and English.

TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus Prelims: General Studies (Degree Standard)

UNIT-I : GENERAL SCIENCE:

  • Scientific Knowledge and Scientific temper – Power of Reasoning – Rote Learning Vs Conceptual Learning – Science as a tool to understand the past, present and future.
  • Nature of Universe – General Scientific Laws – Mechanics – Properties of Matter, Force, Motion and Energy – Everyday application of the basic principles of Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Light, Sound, Heat, Nuclear Physics, Laser, Electronics and Communications.
  • Elements and Compounds, Acids, Bases, Salts, Petroleum Products, Fertilizers, Pesticides.
  • Main concepts of Life Science, Classification of Living Organisms, Evolution, Genetics, Physiology, Nutrition, Health and Hygiene, Human diseases.
  • Environment and Ecology.

UNIT-II: CURRENT EVENTS:

  • History – Latest diary of events – National symbols – Profile of States – Eminent personalities and places in news – Sports – Books and authors.
  • Polity – Political parties and political system in India – Public awareness and General administration – Welfare oriented Government schemes and their utility, Problems in Public
    Delivery Systems.
  • Geography – Geographical landmarks.
  • Economics – Current socio – economic issues.
  • Science – Latest inventions in Science and Technology.

UNIT- III: GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA:

  • Location – Physical features – Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate – Water resources – Rivers in India – Soil, minerals and natural resources – Forest and wildlife – Agricultural pattern.
  • Transport – Communication.
  • Social geography – Population density and distribution – Racial, linguistic groups and major tribes.
  • Natural calamity – Disaster Management – Environmental pollution: Reasons and preventive measures – Climate change – Green energy.

UNIT–IV: HISTORY AND CULTURE OF INDIA:

  • Indus valley civilization – Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas – Age of Vijayanagaram and Bahmani Kingdoms – South Indian history.
  • Change and Continuity in the Socio-Cultural History of India.
  • Characteristics of Indian culture, Unity in diversity – Race, language, custom.
  • India as a Secular State, Social Harmony.

UNIT-V: INDIAN POLITY:

  • Constitution of India – Preamble to the Constitution – Salient features of the Constitution – Union, State and Union Territory.
  • Citizenship, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy.
  • Union Executive, Union legislature – State Executive, State Legislature – Local governments, Panchayat Raj.
  • Spirit of Federalism: center-state Relationships.
  • Election – Judiciary in India – Rule of law.
  • Corruption in public life – Anti-corruption measures – Lokpal and Lokayukta – Right to Information – Empowerment of women – Consumer protection forums, Human rights charter.

UNIT-VI: INDIAN ECONOMY:

  • Nature of Indian economy – Five-year plan models – an assessment – Planning Commission and Niti Ayog.
  • Sources of revenue – Reserve Bank of India – Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy – Finance
    Commission – Resource sharing between Union and State Governments – Goods and Services Tax.
  • Structure of Indian Economy and Employment Generation, Land reforms and Agriculture – Application of Science and Technology in agriculture – Industrial growth – Rural welfare oriented programmes – Social problems – Population, education, health, employment, poverty.

UNIT-VII: INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT:

  • National renaissance – Early uprising against British rule – Indian National Congress – Emergence of leaders – B.R.Ambedkar, Bhagat Singh, Bharathiar, V.O.Chidambaranar, Jawaharlal Nehru, Kamarajar, Mahatma Gandhi, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Thanthai
    Periyar, Rajaji, Subash Chandra Bose and others.
  • Different modes of Agitation: Growth of Satyagraha and Militant movements.
  • Communalism and partition.

UNIT- VIII : History, Culture, Heritage and Socio – Political Movements in Tamil Nadu

  • History of Tamil Society, related Archaeological discoveries, Tamil Literature from Sangam age till contemporary times.
  • Thirukkural :

(a) Significance as a Secular literature
(b) Relevance to Everyday Life
(c) Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity
(d) Thirukkural and Universal Values – Equality, Humanism, etc
(e) Relevance to Socio – Politico-Economic affairs
(f) Philosophical content in Thirukkural

  • Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle – Early agitations against British Rule – Role of women in freedom struggle.
  • Evolution of 19th and 20th Century Socio-Political movements in Tamil Nadu – Justice Party, Growth of Rationalism – Self Respect Movement, Dravidian movement and Principles underlying both these movements, Contributions of Thanthai Periyar and Perarignar Anna.

UNIT – IX : Development Administration in Tamil Nadu:

  • Human Development Indicators in Tamil Nadu and a comparative assessment across the Country – Impact of Social Reform movements in the Socio-Economic Development of
    Tamil Nadu.
  • Political parties and Welfare schemes for various sections of people – Rationale behind Reservation Policy and access to Social Resources – Economic trends in Tamil Nadu – Role and impact of social welfare schemes in the Socio-economic development of Tamil Nadu.
  • Social Justice and Social Harmony as the Cornerstones of Socio-Economic development.
  • Education and Health systems in Tamil Nadu.
  • Geography of Tamil Nadu and its impact on Economic growth.
  • Achievements of Tamil Nadu in various fields.
  • e-governance in Tamil Nadu.

UNIT-X: APTITUDE AND MENTAL ABILITY:

  • Simplification – Percentage – Highest Common Factor (HCF) – Lowest Common Multiple (LCM).
  • Ratio and Proportion.
  • Simple interest – Compound interest – Area – Volume – Time and Work.
  • Logical Reasoning – Puzzles-Dice – Visual Reasoning – Alpha numeric Reasoning – Number Series.

TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus Mains: General Studies (Degree Standard)

PAPER – I

UNIT- I: Modern history of India and Indian culture
UNIT- II: Social issues in India and Tamil Nadu
UNIT- III: General Aptitude & Mental Ability (SSLC Standard)

PAPER-II:

UNIT- I: Indian Polity and emerging political trends across the world affecting India
UNIT- II: Role and impact of Science and Technology in the development of India
UNIT- III: Tamil Society ‐ Its Culture and Heritage

PAPER – III:

UNIT- I: Geography of India with special reference to Tamil Nadu
UNIT- II: Environment, Bio-Diversity and Disaster Management
UNIT- III: Indian Economy – Current economic trends and impact of the global economy on India.

UNIT- I: MODERN HISTORY OF INDIA AND INDIAN CULTURE

  • Advent of European invasion ‐ Expansion and consolidation of British rule – Early uprising against British rule ‐ 1857 Revolt – Indian National Congress ‐ Growth of militant movements ‐ Different modes of agitations – Emergence of national leaders ‐ Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji, Moulana Abulkalam Azad, Ambedkar and Patel ‐ Era of different Acts & Pacts ‐ Second World War & final phase struggle ‐ Communalism led to partition.
  • Effect of British rule on socio‐economic factors ‐ National renaissance – Socio religious reform movements.
  • India since independence ‐ Characteristics of Indian culture ‐ Unity in diversity ‐ Race, Language, Religion Custom ‐ India: a secular state ‐ Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama and music.
  • Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐ Bharathiar, VOC, Subramania Siva, Rajaji, Periyar and others – Political parties and Welfare schemes.
  • Latest diary of events: National and International ‐ National symbols- Eminent personalities & places in news ‐ Sports & Games ‐ Books & Authors ‐ Awards & Honours ‐ Cultural panorama ‐ Latest historical events – Latest terminology ‐ Appointments ‐ who is who?

UNIT- II : SOCIAL ISSUES IN INDIA AND TAMIL NADU

  • Population Explosion ‐ Unemployment issues in India & Tamil Nadu ‐ Child Abuse & Child Labour – Poverty – Rural and Urban Sanitation – Illiteracy.
  • Women Empowerment ‐ Role of the Government in Women Empowerment – Social injustice to Women ‐ Domestic violence, Dowry menace, Sexual assault – Role of women and women’s organizations.
  • Social changes in India – Urbanization and its impact on society – Problems and remedies ‐ Impact of violence on Society – Religious violence, Terrorism and Communal violence ‐ Regional Disparities ‐ Problems of Minorities ‐ Human Rights issues.
  • Education – Linkage between Education and Social Development ‐ Community Development Programmes ‐ Employment Guarantee Schemes ‐ Self Employment and Entrepreneurship Development ‐ Role of N.G.Os in Social Welfare – Government Policy on Health
  • Welfare Schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Central and State governments and their performance.

Current Affairs

UNIT-III : GENERAL APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY (SSLC Standard)

  • Conversion of information to data ‐ Collection, compilation and presentation of data ‐ Tables, Graphs, Diagrams ‐ Parametric representation of data ‐ Analytical interpretation of data ‐ Percentage ‐ Highest Common Factor (HCF) ‐ Lowest Common Multiple (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 and problem-solving ‐ Basics in Computers / Computer terminology.

PAPER – II – General studies

UNIT–I : INDIAN POLITY AND EMERGING POLITICAL TRENDS: ACROSS THE WORLD AFFECTING INDIA:

  • Constitution of India: Historical background – Making of the Indian Constitution – Preamble – Salient features of the Indian Constitution – Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties – Directive Principles of State Policy – Schedules to the Indian Constitution.
  • Union Executive: President, Vice – President, Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Attorney General of India.
  • Union Legislature: Parliament: Lok – Sabha and Rajya – Sabha – Composition, Powers, Functions and Legislative procedures.
  • Union Judiciary: Structure, Powers and Functions of the Supreme Court -Judicial Review – Latest Verdicts.
  • State Executive: Governor, Chief Minister – Speaker and Council of Ministers , Advocate General of the State.
  • State Legislature: State Legislative Assembly – Organization, Powers and Functions.
  • State Judiciary: Organisation, Powers and Functions of High Courts, District Courts and Subordinate Courts.
  • Local Government: Historical Development – Features and working of 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1992.
  • Union Territories: Evolution of States and Union Territories – Administration of Union Territories.
  • Federalism in India: Centre – State Relations – Centre – State Administrative Relations – Centre – State Legislative Relations and Centre – State Financial Relations.
  • Civil Services in India: Historical background – Classification of Civil Services – Recruitment & Training of Civil Servants.
  • State Services: Classification of State Services and Recruitment.
  • Official Language: Constitutional provision – Official Language Act, VIII Schedule to the Constitution.
  • Amendments: Major Amendments to the Indian Constitution. Special Status to Jammu &
  • Kashmir: Art 370.
  • Political Parties: National & Regional parties, Pressure Groups, Interest Groups, Public Opinion, Mass Media, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and their role.
  • Issue Areas in Indian Administration: Corruption in India – Anti – Corruption Measures – CVC – Lok Adalats – Ombudsman – RTI Act – Minister – Secretary Relationship – Generalist Vs. Specialist controversy.
  • Constitutional and Non-Constitutional Bodies – Composition, Powers and Functions. Profile of States – Defence, National Security and Terrorism – World Organisations – Pacts and Summits.
  • India’s Foreign Policy: Foreign Affairs with Special emphasis on India’s relations with neighbouring countries and in the region – Security and defence related issues – Nuclear Policy – Issues and conflicts. The Indian Diaspora and its contribution to India and to the World.

Current Affairs

UNIT – II: ROLE AND IMPACT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF INDIA

  • Science and Technology – Role, Achievements and Developments – Their applications and effects in everyday life ‐ Energy ‐ Conventional and Non-conventional – Self-sufficiency ‐ Oil exploration ‐ Defence Research Organizations and other science and technology institutions – Ocean Research and Development – Role and Functions.
  • Advancements in the fields of I.T., Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-Technology ‐ Mobile Communication – Remote sensing and its benefits.
  • Health and hygiene ‐ Human diseases – Prevention and remedies ‐ Communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases – Genetic
  • Engineering – Organ transplantation – Stem cell Technology – Medical Tourism – Advancements in Horticulture & Agriculture.
  • Achievements of Indians in the fields of Science and Technology. Latest inventions in science & technology.

UNIT – III: TAMIL SOCIETY – ITS CULTURE AND HERITAGE:

  • Tamil Society: Origin and expansion.
  • Art and Culture: Literature, Music, Film, Drama, Architecture, Sculpture, Paintings and Folk Arts.
  • Socio-economic history of Tamil Nadu from Sangam age to till date.
  • Growth of Rationalist, Dravidian movements in Tamil Nadu – Their role in the socio-economic development of Tamil Nadu.
  • Social and cultural life of contemporary Tamils: Caste, Religion, Women, Politics, Education, Economy, Trade and relationship with other countries.
  • Tamil and other Disciplines: Mass Media, Computer, etc.

PAPER – III ‐ General studies

UNIT-I : GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO TAMILNADU

  • Location – Physical features – Major Rivers – Weather & Climate – Monsoon, Rainfall ‐ Natural resources:- Soil, Water, Forest, Minerals and Wild life – Agricultural pattern – Livestock – Fisheries – Industries; Major industries – Growth and Development – Social- Cultural geography – Population : Growth, Density and Distribution – Racial, linguistic and major tribes.
  • Oceanography – Bottom relief features of Indian Ocean, Arabian sea and Bay of Bengal.
  • Basics of Geospatial Technology: Geographical Information System (GIS) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).
  • Map: Geographical landmarks – India and its neighbours.

Current Affairs

UNIT II: ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Ecology: Structure and function of Ecosystem – Ecological succession – Biodiversity conservation: Types – Biodiversity Hot Spots in India – Biodiversity: Significance and Threats – In situ and Ex-situ conservation measures – Roles of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), International Union for
Conservation of Nature (IUCN) & Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Environmental Pollution and Management: Air, Water, Soil, Thermal and Noise pollution and control strategies – Solid and Hazardous waste management – Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA): Steps in EIA process – Environmental Clearance – Environmental Auditing.

Climate Change:

  • Global Environmental Issues and Management – Changes in monsoon pattern in Tamil Nadu and India – Environmental consequences of climate change and mitigation measures – Clean and Green Energy – Environmental Sustainability.
  • Environmental Laws, Policies & Treaties in India and Global scenario – Natural calamities and Disaster Management – Environmental Health and Sanitation.

Current Affairs: UNIT III : INDIAN ECONOMY – CURRENT ECONOMIC TRENDS AND IMPACT OF GLOBAL ECONOMY ON INDIA

  • Features of Indian Economy – Demographical profile of India – National Income – Capital formation – NEP (New Economic Policy) – NITI AYOG – National Development Council.
  • Agriculture – Role of Agriculture – Land reforms – New Agricultural Strategy – Green Revolution – Price Policy, Public Distribution System (PDS), Subsidy, Food Security– Agricultural Marketing, Crop Insurance, Labour – Rural credit & indebtedness – WTO & Agriculture.
  • Industry – Growth ‐ Policy – Role of public sector and disinvestment – Privatisation and Liberalization – Public Private Partnership (PPP) – SEZs. – MSMEs. – Make in India
  • Infrastructure in India – Transport System – Energy – Power – Communication – Social Infrastructure – Science & Technology – R&D.
  • Banking & Finance – Banking, Money & Finance – Central Bank – Commercial Bank –NBFIs. – Stock Market – Financial Reforms – Financial Stability – Monetary Policy – RBI & Autonomy.
  • Public Finance – Sources of Revenue – Tax & Non-Tax Revenue – Canons of taxation – GST – Public expenditure – Public debt – Finance Commission – Fiscal Policy.
  • Issues in Indian Economy – Poverty & inequality – Poverty alleviation programmes – MGNREGA – New Welfare programmes for rural poverty – Unemployment – Inflation – Inflation targeting – Sustainable economic growth – Gender issues.
  • India’s Foreign Trade – BOP, EX-IM Policy, FOREX Market, FDI; Globalization & its impact – Global economic crisis & impact on the Indian economy.
  • International Agencies – IMF (International Monetary Fund) World Bank – BRICS – SAARC – ASEAN
  • Tamil Nadu Economy & Issues – Gross State Domestic Product – Trends in State’s economic growth – Demographic profile of Tamil Nadu – Agriculture – Industry & entrepreneurship development in Tamil Nadu – Infrastructure – Power, Transportation systems – Social Infrastructure – SHGs. & Rural Women empowerment – Rural poverty & unemployment – Environmental issues – Regional economic disparities – Local Government – Recent government welfare programmes.

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