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COMBINED CIVIL SERVICES - II Group – II (CSSE I) Services

General Studies - Preliminary Examination 

Topics for Objective Type

Unit I - 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.

Chemistry
Elements - and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts‐Oxidation and reduction‐Chemistry of ores and metals‐Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds‐Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides

Botany 
Main Concepts of life science‐The cell‐basic unit of life‐Classification of living organism‐‐ ‐Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration

Zoology 
Blood 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 noncommunicable diseases



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 & honours‐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‐

EconomicsCurrent
socio‐economic problems New economic policy & govt. sector

Science Latest inventions on science & technology Latest discoveries in Health Science Mass
media & communication

Unit III. Geography
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‐

Unit IV. 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 culture42
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.

UNITV.
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.

UNITVI.
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

UNIT VI.
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—

UNITVII.
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‐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

SYLLABUS – GENERAL ENGLISH
S.S.L.C. Standard (Objective Type)
Grammar
PART A
1. Match the following words and Phrases given in Column A with their meanings in
Column B.
2.Choose the correct ‘Synonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given
3. Choose the correct ‘Antonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given
4. Select the correct word (Prefix, Suffix)
5. Fill in the blanks with suitable Article
6. Fill in the blanks with suitable Preposition
7. Select the correct Question Tag
8. Select the correct Tense
9. Select the correct Voice
10. Fill in the blanks (Infinitive, Gerund, Participle)
11. Identify the sentence pattern of the following sentence (Subject, Verb, Object….)
Blanks with correct ‘Homophones’
12. Find out the Error (Articles, Prepositions, Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb)
13. Comprehension
14. Select the correct sentence
15. Find out the odd words (Verb, Noun, Adjective, Adverb)
16. Select the correct Plural forms
17. Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentense)
18. Identify the correct Degree.
19.Form a new word by blending the words.
20.Form compound words (Eg: Noun+Verb, Gerund+Noun)
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Part-B
Literature
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 Wondr - To a Millionaire - The Piano – Manliness - Going for
water - The cry of the Children - Migrant Bird - Shilpi.
3.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
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7.Dr.Karl Paulnack
Music-The Hope Raiser
8.Comprehension Questions from the following Motivational Essays:
Gopala Krishna Gokhale’s Speech on 25th July in Mumbai in response to
The address presented to him by students- Dale Carnegie’s ‘The Road to
success- Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam’s ‘Vision for the Nation’(from‘India 2020’)
- Ruskin Bond’s ‘Our Local Team’ - Hope Spencer’s ‘Keep your spirits
high’ - Deepa Agarwal’s ‘After the storm’ - Brian patten’s ‘You can’t be
that no you can’t be that’
9.Comprehension Questions from the following description of Places
Ahtushi Deshpande’s ‘To the land of snow’ - Manohar Devadoss – Yaanai
Malai - Brihadeesvarar Temple
10.British English – American English
Part-C
Authors and their Literary Works
1.Match the Poems with the Poets
A psalm of Life - Be the Best - The cry of the children - The Piano –
Manliness Going for water – Earth -The Apology - Be Glad your Nose is on
your face - The Flying Wonder -Is Life But a Dream - Be the Best - O captain
My Captain - Snake - Punishment in Kindergarten -Where the Mind is
Without fear - The Man He Killed - Nine Gold Medals
2.Which Nationality the story belongs to?
The selfish Giant - The Lottery Ticket - The Last Leaf - How the Camel got
its Hump - Two Friends – Refugee - The Open Window
3.Identify the Author with the short story
The selfish Giant - The Lottery Ticket - The Last Leaf - How the Camel got
its Hump - Two Friends – Refugee - The Open Window - A Man who Had
no Eyes - The Tears of the Desert – Sam The Piano - The face of Judas
Iscariot - Swept Away - A close encounter - Caught Sneezing - The Wooden
Bowl - Swami and the sum
4.Whose Auto biography / Biography is this?
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5.Which Nationality the Poet belongs to ?
Robert Frost - Archibald Lampman - D.H. Lawrence - Rudyard Kipling
Kamala Das - Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Famida Y. Basheer - Thomas
Hardy - Khalil Gibran - Edgar A. Guest - Ralph Waldo Emerson - Jack
Prelutsky - F. Joanna - Stephen Vincent Benet - William Shakespeare -
William Wordsworth - H.W. Long Fellow - Annie Louisa walker -
Walt Whitman - V.K. Gokak
6.Characters, Quotes, Important Lines from the following works of Indian
Authors:
Sahitya Akademi Award winner: Thakazhi Sivasankaran Pillai –
‘Farmer’
Kamala Das – 1. Punishment in Kindergarten 2. My Grandmother’s
House
R.K. Narayan - Swami and the sum - Rabindranath Tagore - Where the
mind is without fear - Dhan Gopal Mukherji - Kari, The Elephant - Deepa
Agarwal - After the Storm - Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam - Vision for the
Nation
Indra Anantha Krishna- The Neem Tree - Lakshmi Mukuntan- The Ant
Eater and the Dassie - Dr. Neeraja Raghavan - The Sun Beam
7.Drama Famous lines, characters, quotes from
Julius Caesar - The Merchant of Venice
8.Match the Places, Poet, Dramatist, Painter with suitable option
9. Match the following Folk Arts with the Indian State / Country
10. Match the Author with the Relevant Title/Character
11. Match the Characters with Relevant Story Title
The Selfish Giant - How the camel got its hump - The Lottery ticket - The
Last Leaf - Two friends – Refugee - Open window – Reflowering - The
Necklace Holiday
12. About the Poets
Rabindranath Tagore - Henry Wordsworth Longfellow - Anne Louisa
Walker -V K Gokak - Walt Whitman - Douglas Malloch
13. About the Dramatists
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William Shakespeare - Thomas Hardy
14. Mention the Poem in which these lines occur
Granny, Granny, please comb My Hair - With a friend - To cook and Eat
- To India – My Native Land - A tiger in the Zoo - No men are foreign –
Laugh and be Merry – The Apology - The Flying Wonder
15. Various works of the following Authors –
Rabindranath Tagore – Shakespeare - William Wordsworth - H.W.
Longfellow – Anne Louisa Walker - Oscar Wilde - Pearl S. Buck
16. What is the theme observed in the Literary works?
Snake - The Mark of Vishnu - Greedy Govind - Our Local Team –
Where the mind is without fear - Keep your spirits high - Be the best –
Bat – The Piano – The Model Millionaire - The Cry of the Children –
Migrant bird – Shilpi
17. Famous Quotes – Who said this?
18. To Which period the Poets belong
William Shakespeare - Walt Whitman - William Wordsworth - H.W.
Longfellow Annie Louisa Walker - D.H. Lawrence
19. Matching the Poets and Poems
Discovery – Biking – Inclusion - Granny, Granny, please comb My
Hair – With a Friend - To cook and Eat – Bat - To India – My Native
Land - A tiger in the Zoo - No men are foreign - Laugh and be Merry –
Earth – The Apology - The Flying Wonder - Off to outer space
tomorrow morning - Be the best - Is life, but a dream - Women’s
rights - The Nation united - English words – Snake – The man he
killed
20. Nature centered Literary works and Global issue Environment and
Conservation
Flying with moon on their wings - Migrant bird - Will Thirst Become -
Unquenchable? - Going for Water - Swept away - Gaia tells her
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TNPSC Group 2 Interview Posts Main Examination New Syllabus General Studies (Degree Standard)

Essay (Descriptive Type)

The question paper will be set both in Tamil and in English. The general subjects / topics from which
the questions will be asked are :

1) Role and impact of Science and Technology in the Development of India and Tamil Nadu
2) Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamil Nadu
3) Socio Economic problems of India and Tamil Nadu
4) Current issues at National level
5) Current issues at State level

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11 comments:

  1. Good news...Is main exam fully descriptive type? no objective qs this time??

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  2. First time am gona have group 2 exam, give me suggestion.

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  3. what is the answer for central and state commission in indian polity syllabus.

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  4. If I choose general English then is the general questions also appear in English or not? on the exam paper. Please give me suggestion to choose the subjects. Is any preference for choosing the subjects (tamil or english ) on the exam.

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  5. i am mbc male, gr2 interview 146 questions correct any chance for mains

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  6. i am mbc male, gr2 interview 146 questions correct any chance for mains

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  7. I cleared 130 ques (bc-female)...any chance for main Exam....rply me frndz...

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