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MAIN WRITTEN EXAMINATION AND ORAL TEST
(i) Two types of question papers will be set. One type of paper will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General English (100 items). The other will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General Tamil (100 items). Applicants are given the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the second 100 items apart from answering the first (75+25) 100 items on General Studies.
(ii) The questions on General Studies will be set both in English and Tamil and the questions on General Tamil / General English will be set in the respective languages. (iii) Refer para 22 of “Instructions to Applicants” in regard to instructions to be followed while appearing for competitive examinations conducted by the Commission.
General Studies – Higher secondary standard
Topics for Objective Type
UNIT – I ‐ General science
Physics ‐ Nature of Universe ‐ General Scientific laws ‐ Inventions and discoveries-National scientific laboratories ‐ Mechanics and properties of matter-Physical quantities, standards and units-Force, motion and energy ‐ Magnetism, electricity and electronics ‐ Heat, light and sound
Chemistry = Elements and Compounds-Acids, bases and salts ‐ Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides
Botany ‐ Main Concepts of life science ‐ Classification of living organism-Nutrition and Dietetics–Respiration
Zoology ‐ Blood and blood circulation ‐ Reproductive system ‐ Environment, ecology, health, and hygiene ‐ Human diseases including communicable and non – communicable diseases, prevention, and remedies ‐ Animals, plants and human life
UNIT‐ II ‐ Current Events
History ‐Latest diary of events‐national ‐ National symbols ‐ Profile of States ‐ Eminent persons & places in news-Sports & games-Books & authors ‐ Awards & honors’ ‐ India and its neighbors
Political Science ‐ Problems in conduct of public elections ‐ Political parties and political system
in India ‐ Public awareness & General administration ‐ Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility
Geography ‐ Geographical landmarks
Economics ‐ Current socio‐economic problems
Science ‐ Latest inventions on science & technology
UNIT ‐ III.
Geography ‐ Earth and Universe ‐ Solar system ‐ Monsoon, rainfall, weather & climate ‐ Water resources ‐ rivers in India ‐ Soil, minerals & natural resources ‐ Forest & wildlife-Agricultural pattern – Transport including surface transport & communication ‐ Social geography – population‐density and distribution ‐ Natural calamities‐Disaster Management.
UNIT ‐ IV.
History and culture of India and Tamil Nadu ‐ Indus valley civilization‐ Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas ‐ Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis ‐ South Indian history-Culture and Heritage of Tamil people ‐ India since independence-Characteristics of Indian culture-Unity in diversity –race, colour, language, custom ‐ India‐as secular state ‐ Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN ‐ Political parties and populist schemes
UNIT ‐ V.
INDIAN POLITY = Constitution of India ‐ Preamble to the constitution ‐ Salient features of constitution ‐ Union, state and territory ‐ Citizenship‐rights amend duties ‐ Fundamental rights ‐ Fundamental duties ‐ Human rights charter ‐ Union legislature – Parliament ‐ State executive ‐ State Legislature – assembly ‐ Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu ‐ Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law – Elections ‐ Official language and Schedule‐ VIII ‐ Corruption in public life ‐ Anti‐corruption measures –CVC, lok‐adalats, Ombudsman, CAG ‐ Right to information ‐ Empowerment of women ‐ Consumer protection forms‐
UNIT ‐ VI.
INDIAN ECONOMY Nature of Indian economy ‐ Five‐year plan models‐an assessment ‐ Land reforms & agriculture ‐ Application of science in agriculture ‐ Industrial growth ‐ Rural welfare oriented programmes ‐ Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty ‐ Economic trends in Tamil Nadu ‐
UNIT ‐ VII.
INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT ‐ National renaissance ‐ Emergence of national leaders ‐ Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore ‐ Different modes of agitations ‐ Role of Tail Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & others
UNIT ‐ VIII
APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY TESTS ‐ 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 ‐ Time and Work Logical Reasoning – Puzzles ‐ Visual Reasoning ‐ Number Series
SYLLABUS – GENERAL ENGLISH
S.S.L.C. Standard (Objective Type)
- Match the following words and Phrases given in Column A with their meanings in
2. Choose the correct ‘Synonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given
- Choose the correct ‘Antonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given
- Select the correct word (Prefix, Suffix)
- Fill in the blanks with suitable Article
- Fill in the blanks with suitable Proposition
- Select the correct Question Tag
- Select the correct Tense
- Select the correct Voice
- Fill in the blanks (Infinitive, Gerund, Participle)
- Identify the sentence pattern of the following sentence (Subject, Verb, Object….) Blanks with correct ‘Homophones’
- Find out the Error (Articles, Prepositions, Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb)
- Select the correct sentence
- Find out the odd words (Verb, Noun, Adjective, Adverb)
- Select the correct Plural forms
- Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentence)
- Identify the correct Degree.
- Form a new word by blending the words.
20.Form compound words (Eg: Noun+Verb, Gerund+Noun)
1.Figures of speech observed in the following Poems:
Alliteration – Allusion – Simile – Metaphor – Personification – Oxymoron – Onomatopoeia – Anaphora – Ellipsis – Rhyme Scheme – Rhyming Words – Repetition – Apostrophe A Psalm of Life – Women’s Rights – The Nation United – English words – Snake – The Man He Killed – Off to outer space tomorrow morning – Sonnet No.116 – The Solitary Reaper – Be the Best – O Captain My Captain – Laugh and Be Merry – Earth – Don’t quit – The Apology – Be Glad your Nose is on your face – A sonnet for my Incomparable Mother – The Flying Wonder – To a Millionaire – The Piano – Manliness – Going for water – The cry of the Children – Migrant Bird – Shilpi.
2.Appreciation Questions from Poetry
A Psalm of Life – Women’s Rights – The Nation United – English words – Snake – The Man He Killed – Off to outer space tomorrow morning – Sonnet No.116 – The Solitary Reaper – Be the Best – O Captain My Captain – Laugh and Be Merry – Earth – Don’t quit – The Apology – Be Glad your – Nose is on your face – A sonnet for my Incomparable Mother – The Flying Wonder – To a Millionaire – The Piano – Manliness – Going for water – The cry of the Children – Migrant Bird – Shilpi.
- Important lines from Poems.
Where the mind is without fear – The Solitary Reaper – Going for water – A Psalm of Life – Be the Best – Sonnet No.116
4.Questions on the Biography of
Mahatma Gandhi – Jawaharlal Nehru – Subash Chandra Bose – Helen Keller Kalpana Chawala – Dr.Salim Ali – Rani of Jhansi – Nelson Mandela – Abraham Lincoln
5.Questions on Shakespeare’s
Merchant of Venice (Act IV Court Scene) – Julius Ceasar (Act III Scene 2) – Sonnet 116
6.Questions from Oscar Wilde’s
The Model Millionaire – The Selfish Giant more