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Monday, November 30

TNPSC PSTM Certificate Download Format

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Dear Friends, the following instruction is available in the 'TNPSC Instructions to the candidates section'. Just download this and get signature from the respective authority to claim your PSTM (Person Studied in Tamil Medium) reservation.

Tamil Medium: 

Persons Studied in Tamil Medium (PSTM) have to produce the evidence, such as Transfer Certificate, Provisional Certificate / Convocation Certificate / Degree Certificate / Certificate if needed mark sheets after received from the Board or University or from the Institution, with a recording that he / she studied prescribed educational Qualification in Tamil Medium as per G.O Ms.No.145 P & AR (S) Department dated 30.09.2010. If no evidence for ‘Persons studied in Tamil Medium’ is available as said, then a certificate from the Head of the Institution as given below must be furnished:-

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Tuesday, November 24

[Indian Polity] Preamble to the Constitution - TNPSC Indian Polity Study Materials

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Preamble means 'a short introduction', here it highlights the most important principles in the constitution of India.
Preamble to the Constitution
"WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a [SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC] and to secure to all its citizens:
JUSTICE, social, economic and political;
LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;
EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all
FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;
Key Facts to remember
  1. First Country to have Preamble in its constitution - America
  2. Our preamble is based on the objective resolution.
    • Moved by Jawaharlal Nehru on Dec 13, 1946
    • Adopted by the constitution assembly on Jan 22, 1947
  3. N A Palhivala called it as 'identity card of the constitution'
  4. K M Munshi called it as 'horoscope of our sovereign democratic republic'
  5. Number of times amended - One time - by the 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act of 1976 (also known as mini Constitution) which added the following words
    1. Socialist
    2. Secular
    3. and integrity
  6. Date of adoption of the constitution - November 26, 1949
  7. Ideals borrowed from
    1. Russian Revolution (1917)- JUSTICE, social, economic and political
    2. French Revolution (1789-1799) - LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY 
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Sunday, November 15

TNUSRB TN SI 2015 Result Published Check Cut Off Marks, Results

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Tamil Nadu Sub Inspector 2015 Cut Off Marks

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Friday, November 6

[Answer Key]TNPSC Group 1 Exam 2015 Answer key [8.11.2015] - TNPSC Civil Service Exam 2015 Prelims Answer Key

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TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam 2015 Answer key Download

TNPSC - Tamil Nadu Public service commission has scheduled the Group 1 Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2015 on 8th November 2015 at various centres throughout Tamil Nadu. Over 2.14 Lakhs of candidates have applied for the Group 1 Preliminary Examination 2015. The number of posts this year is 74.

The candidates will be very eager to check the Answer Keys for Group 1 Preliminary Exam to know their TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam 2015 Cut Off marks.

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Sunday, November 1

TNPSC VAO Exam Syllabus 2017-2018 - New Updated Syllabus Download

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TNPSC VAO General Studies Syllabus in English

V.A.O Examination (S.S.L.C. Standard)

General Studies - Topics for Objective type


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


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-1. Problems in conduct of public elections-2. Political
parties and political system in India-3. Public awareness & General
administration-4. Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility
Geography--Geographical landmarks-
Economics-- Current socio-economic problems
Science-Latest inventions on science & technology

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.

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

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-VIIICorruption in public life- Anti-corruption measures –CVC, lok-adalats, Ombudsman, CAG - Right to information- Empowerment of women- Consumer protection forms

Nature of Indian economy- Five-year plan models-an assessment-Land reforms & agriculture-Application of science in agriculture-Industrial growth- Rural welfare oriented programmers-Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty-Economic trends in Tamil Nadu

National renaissance-Emergence of national leaders-Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore- Different modes of agitations-Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & others-

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-Logical Reasoning-Puzzles-Dice-Visual Reasoning-Alpha numeric Reasoning-Number Series.

TNPSC Village Administration Syllabus in English

Basics of Village Administration [VAO Basics Study Materials]
Topics for Objective Type

1. The role, functions duties and responsibilities of a Village Administrative Officer in VILLAGE and REVENUE ADMINISTRATION.
[Questions may be on topics including VAOs role in assisting the police, reporting birth and death, implementing various schemes of the Government, recommending / furnishing inputs for income, Community, Destitute Widow, Marital Status, Patta and other adhoc and miscellaneous certificates]
2. Records of revenue administration dealt with or handled by the VAO including ‘A’ Register, Patta, Chitta Adangal etc.
3. Accounts maintained and furnished by the VAO at the end of every FASLI YEAR.
4. Basic Principles / Information relating to classification of lands.
5. Basic information on rates of assessment and annual revenue collection
6. Basic information on forms of irrigation of land including those belonging to the Government
7. Jamabandi-object, Officers in charge of conduct, time of completion of Jamabandi, scrutiny of inspection work, correction of pattas, issue of new patta, disposal of jamabandi check memo, closing of Village and Taluk Accounts, Village Statistical Registers, inspection of Karnams instruments maps and Registers (RSO- 12) scrutiny of accounts relating to Panachayat revenue.
8. Role of VAO during calamities
9. Basic information relating to assignment of lands / house sites in Villages and Towns.
10. Grant of lands for cattle or dairy farms
11. Levy of rents (Ground Rent / Quit Rent) etc.,
12. Exemption from land revenue.
13. Unauthorised occupation of Government land basic information about Land Encroachment Act 1905. Memorandum ‘A’, Memorandum ‘B’ etc.
14. Title of lands (RSO 27) form, renewal, issue and entry of joint names in patta
15. Rights and obligations of Ryotwari holder.
16 Procedure relating to conduct of inquiries in relation to age, marital status, income, domicile.
17. Procedures relating to entering particulars into maintaining and issuing extracts of Adangal, Chitta and other revenue Registers.
18. Basic principles of and procedures involved in survey, sub-division of a survey field and knowledge of Field Management Book.
19. VAO’s role in enforcing the fundamental duties of a citizen under article 51A (g) of the Indian Constitution to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wild life and to have compassion for living creatures”.
20. Direct Revenue collections made under various heads by the VAO.
21. Specific duties during festivals and common Village functions
22. Basic information about Revenue Recovery Act
23. Basic information relating to forest lands and resources.
24. Basic information about sale of sandalwood and other valuable tress
25. Basic information relating to Adivasis / Tribals and the role of a VAO in extending special protection and support of the Government to them.

TNPSC VAO General English Syllabus

S.S.L.C. Standard (Objective Type)
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)

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.
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
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 ‘India2020’)
- 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
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?
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
Sahitya Akademi Award winner: Thakazhi Sivasankaran Pillai –
Kamala Das – 1. Punishment in Kindergarten 2. My Grandmother’s
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
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
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
20. Nature centered Literary works and Global issue Environment and
Flying with moon on their wings - Migrant bird - Will Thirst Become -
Unquenchable? - Going for Water - Swept away - Gaia tells her

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Current Affairs - November 2015

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TNPSC Current Affairs November 2015
  • Important Days
    • November 14th - Children's Day (Jawaharlal Nehru's Birth anniversary)
    • November 19th - National Integration Day (Indira Gandhi's Birth Anniversary)
    • November 25th - International Meatless Day
    • November 26th - National Constitution day, National Milk Day, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women .
  • Important Persons in News
    • Kolipaka Gattaiah - India's tallest man (from Telangana) died recently.
    • A. S Ponnammal - Seven time MLA of TN assembly passed away recently.
  • Awards
    • Chithiraputhiran Kannan - deputy chief engineer (Chennai Metro Rail), selected for the Green Apple Award for Environmental Best practises 2015 which will be presented at the House of parliament, UK.
    • Kuldip Nair - Ramnath Goenka Lifetime Achievement Award 2013-2014.
    • Prashant Damle - Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Award 2016.
  • Important Books
    • Lust for Lalbaug (Marathi) - by Vishwas Patil
    • All the World is a Stage - by T T Srinath
  • The 19th International Children Film festival 2015 to be held in Hyderabad.
  • Binge-watch : 2015 Word of the year
    • The word 'Binge-watch', meaning watching a large number of Television programs continuosly is selected by  the Collins dictionary as the 2015 World of the year.
  • Ambedkar house in London
    • The house in which Ambedkar stayed was bought by Maharashtra Government for 31 Crore Rupee.
    • Indian govt has planned to set up a library in its ground floor.
    • The first floor will be rented to Indian Students who are going there for higher studies.
  • My Stamp
    • It is launched by Indian postal department recently in which customers can make their own selfie into a stamp of Rs.5 denominations.
    • The application cost is Rs.300.
  • My Brick My Amaravati
    • It is a compaign launched in Andhra Pradesh which broke the guiness record by raising donations from 1,43,740 individuals within 24 hours.
  • Samvat - Hindu New Year
  • Jan 22, 2016 - Delhi government has planned to celebrate the Car free day.
  • Sandeep Saxena
    • Appointed as the deputy Election commissioner.
    • Before his appointment as deputy election commissioner he served as the chief electoral officer of Tamil Nadu.
  • Hashim Abdul Halim
    • He is the former speaker of West bengal legislative assembly who died recently.
    • He holds the record of longest serving Assembly speaker by serving 29 years as speaker.
  • PM Narendra Modi introduced 3 Gold Schemes
      1. Gold Monetisation Scheme
      2. Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme
      3. Gold coin and Bullion Scheme
    • Gold Monetisation Scheme
      • Under this scheme  depositor can deposit their gold of 995 fineness and get interest.
      • Minimum Deposit amount: 30 grams of gold of 995 purity.
      • No maximum Limit
    • Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme
      • The tenure of the  Bond scheme is 8 years
      • Minimum bond value: 2 Grams
      • Maximum bond value: 500 grams per person per financial year.
    • Gold coin and Bullion Scheme
      • Government will issue gold coins with Ashok Chakra Symbol and additional security features.
  • Vistusa
    • US based company agreed to buy 53 % stake  in Polaris Consulting and Services.
  • Chitra Ramkrishna - MD and CEO of NSE
  • Ashishkumar Chauhan - CEO of BSE
Science and Technology
  • Xingzhe No 1
    • It is a chinese robot which made world record by walking 134 km in 54 hrs without stopping for recharging.
    • It broke the previous record held by Ranger, an US Robot.
  • BrahMos 
    • Recently test fired from warship, INS kochi.
    • It is India's supersonic cruise missile.
    • Speed:2.8 mach.
  • Varanasi
    • Microsoft selected Varanasi for experimental internet pilot project.
  • Agni IV Test fired from Wheeler Island Successfully
    • Agni IV is a nuclear capable Ballistic missile.
    • Surface to surface missile
    • Range: 4000 Km
  • GSAT-15
    • It is launched by the Ariane VA-227 launch vehicle from Kourou in French Guiana in South America.
    • Ariane VA-227 is launched by Arianespace, a European launch space company.
  • Bharatvani
    • It is an online portal to be launched by the UGC.
    • It is expected to be the world's largest internet language site in the world.
Environment and Health
  • Some Important Alien Plant Species in Tamil Nadu and their Scientific Names
    1. Seemai Karuvelam [Prosopis Juliflora]
    2. Kadal Palai or Neyveli Kaatu Ammanakku [Ipomea Carnea]
    3. Muttai Paasi [Salvinia Molesta]
    4. Water Hyacinth [Eichahornia Crassipes]
    5. Mookuthuthi Poo or Star weed or white top or white cap or carrot weed [Parthenium]
  • New species of frogs found in Western ghats
    1. Ghatixalus Magnus - A species of Tree frog
    2. Raorchestes Flaviventris - a species of bush frog.
  • Bharat Stage Norms Implementation - advanced
    • The central government has advanced the date of implementation of the BS norms.
    • BS-V to be implemented from April 2019 (as against April 2022)
    • BS-IV to be implemented from April 2021 (as against April 2024)
  • Sishu Aloy
    • It is a initiative launched by West Bengal Govt for early childhood care and education.
  • Uttar Pradesh - Guiness Record
    • The Uttar Pradesh government made a Guinness record by planting 10 lakh trees in a single day within 8 hours.
  • Bihar govt planned to ban the sale of liquor from April 1, 2016.
  • A321 - Russian Aeroplane crashed
    • Russian Aeroplane A321 crashed during its journey from Egypt to Russia over the Sinai Peninsula.
    • All 217 passengers were killed.
  • Leonardo Dicaprio
    • Hollywood actor, who was named the United Nations messenger of peace on climate change.
  • Indian Vice President, Hamid Ansari visited Indonesia on an official tour.
  • APEC 2015
    • Asia Pacific Economic cooperation forum meeting 2015 to be held in Manila (Philippines).
    • India has an observer status in this forum since 2011.
  • Australia abolished the honorary titles 'knight' and 'dames'.
  • Li yuanchao - Chinese Vice President who visited India recently.
  • Ahmed Adeeb - Malives Vice President who was impeached recently.
  • Sheikh Kasina - Prime Minister of  Bangladesh.
  • Vivekananda Statue
    • PM Narendra Modi unveiled 12 feet vivekananda statue in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
    • The Indian cultural centre in Kuala Lumpur to be named after freedom fighter Subash Chandra bose.
  • Lee Hsien Loong - PM of Singapore
  • Sukhoi Su-24
    • Russian fighter fet which was shot down by the Turkisk fighter jet F-16 near the Turkey-Syria Border.
  • Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2015
    • The CHOGM 2015 summit was held in Malta (Europe).
    • The next GHOGM summit will be held in 2018 in United kingdom.

  • BNP Paribas WTA Singapore 2015
    • Women's doubles
      • Martina Hingis (Swiss) and Sania Mirza pair won the title.
  • Cricket All Stars 2015
    • It is a Twenty 20 Cricket series between the former Cricket players from all over the world.
    • The first match was held in New york, USA.
  • Younis Khan
    • Pakistan Cricketer announced his retirement from the One Day international matches.
  • Macau open Grand Prix Gold Badminton 2015
    • P V Sindhu (India) won the title by defeating Minatsu Mitani (Japan) in the final.

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[Quiz] History - Free Online Test (7th STD) Term 2

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  1. Who was sent by the governor of Iraq to conquer sind(712 A.D)?
    1.  Muhammad-bin-Baktiyar  khilji
    2.  Ala-ud-din Husain
    3.  Calip Sulasiman
    4.  Muhammad-bin-Qasim

  2. Who called Multhan 'The City of Gold ?
    1.  Nasir-ud-din
    2.  Muhammad-bin-Bakitiyar khilji
    3.  Al-hajjaj
    4.  Muhammad-bin-Qasim

  3. By whom Indian Philosophy,numerals & astronomy were taken to Europe?
    1.  Arabs
    2.  Portuguese
    3.  British
    4.  French

  4. Who cured a serious disease of Caliph Harun-al-Rashid ?
    1.  Sindbad
    2.  Dhana
    3.  Charaka
    4.  Manaka

  5. Who was the first Turkish invader ?
    1.  Muhammad of Ghori
    2.  Ala-ud-din Husain
    3.  Sabuktigin of Gazni
    4.  Mahmud of Gazni

  6. By whom Muhammad-bin-qasim was sent as a prisoner to Mesopotamia ?
    1.  Caliph Walid
    2.  Caliph Sulaiman
    3.  Al-Hajjaj
    4.  Nasir-ud-din

  7. Who patronised Firdausi and Alberuni ?
    1.  Akbar
    2.  Aurangazeb
    3.  Muhammad of Ghori
    4.  Mahmud of Gazini

  8. When Al-ud-din Husain of Ghori invaded Ghazni?
    1.  1186 AD
    2.  1176 ad
    3.  1008 AD
    4.  1086 AD

  9. In second battle of Tarain Muhammad of Ghori appointed who as his commander ?
    1.  Balban
    2.  Nasir-ud-din
    3.  Qutb-ud-din Aibak
    4.  Ala-ud-din Husain

  10. Who destroyed Vikramasila and Nalanda Universities ?
    1.  Mahmud of Ghazni
    2.  Muhammad-bin-Baktiyar Khilji
    3.  Qutb-ud-din Aibak
    4.  Muhammad of Ghori

  11. Who was considered to be the real founder of Turkish Empire in India ?
    1.  Babar
    2.  Ala-ud-din Husain
    3.  Mahmud of Ghazni
    4.  Muhammad of Ghori

  12. In which battle Prithviraj defeated Muhammad of Ghori ?
    1.  Battle of paniput
    2.  Battle of Chandwar
    3.  second battle of Tarain
    4.  first Battle of Tarain

  13. Who was the founder of Mamaluk dynasty ?
    1.  Qutb-ud-din Aibak
    2.  Muhammad of Ghori
    3.  Mahmud of Ghazini
    4.  Ala-ud-din Husain

  14. The term Mamaluk in Quran means-
    1.  King
    2.  Emperor
    3.  Commander
    4.  Slave

  15. Who built Quwat-ul-Islam mosque at Delhi?
    1.  Mahmud of Ghazini
    2.  Muhammad of Ghori
    3.  Ala-udidin Muhammad
    4.  Qutb-ud-din Aibak

  16. Iltutmish belongs to which tribe ?
    1.  Yieuchi tribe
    2.  Ilbari tribe
    3.  Naga Tribe
    4.  Ghandarva

  17. Qutb Minar was built in the memory of?
    1.  Iltumish
    2.  Qutbin aibak
    3.  Aibak Shah
    4.  Sufi saint Baktiyr kaki

  18. By whom Qutb Minar construction was completed ?
    1.  Iltumish
    2.  Qutb-ud-bin Aibak
    3.  Ala-ud-din khilji
    4.  Jalal-ud-din Aibak

  19. By Whom Prithviraj was defeated in Second battle of Tarrain ?
    1.  Mahmud of Ghazini
    2.  Muhammad-bin-Bktiyar khilji
    3.  Muhammad of Ghori
    4.  Qutb-ud-din Aibak

  20. Who built Dhai Dinka Jhonpara Mosque at ajmer?
    1.  Akbar
    2.  Qutb-ud-din Aibak
    3.  Babar
    4.  Muhammad Gori

  21. Who prevented Chengiz Khan from invading India by refusing shelter to Jalal-ud-din Mangabarni ?
    1.  Nasir ud din shah
    2.  Qutb-ud-bin Aibak
    3.  As Yalduz 
    4.  Iltutmish

  22. Who was the first Turkish ruler to introduce Arabic Coinage in India ?
    1.  Qutb-ud-bin Aibak
    2.  Muhammad of Ghori
    3.  Mhmud of Ghazini
    4.  Iltumish

  23. Who was called as Lakh Baksh or Giver of Lakhs ?
    1.  Qutb-ud-bin Aibak
    2.  Muhammad of Ghori
    3.  Akbar
    4.  Shah Jahan

  24. Who introduce copper Jital in India ?
    1.  Qutb-ud-bin Aibak
    2.  Muhammad-bin Quasim
    3.  Muhammad-bin tughlaq
    4.  Iltumish

  25. By whom Qutb Minar construction was started ?
    1.  Ala-ud-din khilji
    2.  Jalal-ud-din khilji
    3.  Iltumish
    4.  Qutb-ud-bin Aibak

  26. The weight of the silver tanka of Iltumish is about ?
    1.  165 mgs
    2.  175 mgs
    3.  185 mgs
    4.  195 mgs

  27. Who was the first woman ruler of Sultanate period ?
    1.  Nur Jahan
    2.  Rani laxmi bhai
    3.  Megum Haxrat Mahal
    4.  Raziah

  28. Who introduced Poibas (kisssing king's feet in court) ?
    1.  Balban
    2.  Qutb-ud-bin Aibak
    3.  Babar
    4.  Muhammad-bin Quasim

  29. Who destroyed the 'Corps of Forty'?
    1.  Qutb-ud-bin Aibak
    2.  Iltumish
    3.  Balban
    4.  Raziah

  30. Who was the founder of Khilji dynasty ?
    1.  Ala-ud-din khilji
    2.  Jalal-ud-din khilji
    3.  Nasir-ud-din Kilji
    4.  wasir-ud-din kilji

  31. Who was referred as Clemency ?
    1.  Ala-ud-din khilji
    2.  Muhammad-bin-quasim
    3.  Muhammad-bin-Tughlug
    4.  Jalal-ud-din khilji

  32. Who defeated the mangols during their sunam expedetion in 1292 A.D?
    1.  Babar
    2.  Iltumish
    3.  Balban
    4.  Jalal-ud-din khilji

  33. Who succeded Jalal-ud-din ?
    1.  Ala-ud-din khilji
    2.  Nasir-ud-din khilji
    3.  Gazi Malik
    4.  Balban

  34. Who established Diwan-i-arz(a seperate military department) ?
    1.  Ala-ud-din khilji
    2.  Jalal-ud-din
    3.  Iltumish
    4.  Balban

  35. Who is the first sulthanate to invade South India ?
    1.  Muhammad-bin-tughlug
    2.  Balban
    3.  Jalal-ud-din Khilji
    4.  Ala-ud-din Khillji

  36. According to Divine right theory who was considered as the representative of God on earth ?
    1.  People 
    2.  Ruler
    3.  Land lords 
    4.  Religious Head

  37. Who organised permananent standing army ?
    1.  Jalal-ud-din khilji
    2.  Muhammad-bin-tughlug
    3.  Balban
    4.  Ala-u-din khilji

  38. Who introduced the the system of branding of horses ?
    1.  Ala-ud-din khilji
    2.  Muhammad of Ghori
    3.  Mahmud of Ghazini
    4.  Babar

  39. Who built Alai Darwaaza,fort of Siri ?
    1.  Balban 
    2.  Iltumish
    3.  Ala-ud-din khilji
    4.  Muhammad-bin-tughlug

  40. Who was the founder of Tughlug Dynasty ?
    1.  Muhammad-bin-tughlug
    2.  Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlug
    3.  Firoz Tughlug
    4.  Nasir Mahmud Tughlug

  41. Who was the last  ruler of Khilji Dynasty ?
    1.  Ala-ud-din khilji
    2.  Mubarak Shah
    3.  Jalal-ud-din khilji
    4.  Nasir-ud-in khusrav Shah

  42. What was the real name of Muhammad-bin-tughlaq ?
    1.  Kizr khan
    2.  Nasir mahmud
    3.  Ghazi Malik
    4.  Junakhan

  43. Why Junakhan transfered his capital from Delhi to Devagir ?
    1.  To protect his Captital from MOngols
    2.  To protect his capital from Turks
    3.  To form Unbeatable Army
    4.  To Fill up his empty treasure

  44. By Whom the agriculture loans are cancelled which was granted by Muhammad-bin-tughluq ?
    1.  Kirz khan
    2.  Nasir mahmud
    3.  Ghazi Malik
    4.  Firoz Tughuq

  45. Who imposed Jizya on the Brahmans ?
    1.  aurangazeb
    2.  akbar
    3.  Prince Junakhan
    4.  Firoz Tughluq

  46. For what Diwan-i-Istibqaq was Established ?
    1.  To protect his Treasury
    2.  To provide financial help to poor
    3.  To protect his empire from Mangols
    4.  To provide shelter to poor people

  47. For what Prince Junakhan give huge presents to Tamshirin,the mongol leader ?
    1.  To conquer Tranoxiana
    2.  To conquer Khurasan
    3.  To get close to khalifa
    4.  To avoid invading his Empire

  48. Who destroyed the Jagannath Temple at Puri ?
    1.  Firoz khan
    2.  Muhammad-bin-tughluq
    3.  Kirz khan
    4.  Nasir-ud-din

  49. Gazi Malik is the real name of
    1.  Babar
    2.  Mohammad Bin tughluq
    3.  Giyasuddin Tughlaq
    4.  Balban

  50. Who introduced Copper currency system in India ?
    1.  Firoz Tughluq
    2.  Muhammad-bin-Tughluq
    3.  Ghiyas-ud-din Tughluq Shah II
    4.  Allauddin Khilji

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How to Prepare for TNPSC Group 1 Mains 2016 Exam?

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We hope you all have done your TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam 2015 well, which was held recently. This post will be useful for all those who are preparing for the Upcoming TNPSC Mains Examinations.

TNPSC Group 1 Mains Question Paper Pattern
TNPSC Group 1 Mains Examination consists of 3 Descriptive papers. Check Here the TNPSC Group 1 Mains Previous Year Question Paper.
  1. Paper 1 [300 Marks]
  2. Paper 2 [300 Marks]
  3. Paper 3 [300 Marks]
Total marks for written Exam : 900
The questions paper may consists of following sections with different number of questions in each paper.
  • Very Short Answers (30 Words
  • Brief Answers (120 words
  • Detailed Answers (250 words
  • Essay (500 Words)
 TNPSC Group 1 Mains Syllabus 2015 - 2016 New and revised
1. Modern history of India and Indian culture.
2. General Aptitude & Mental ability Test.
3. Role and impact of science and technology in the development of India and Tamil Nadu.
1. Indian polity and emerging political trends across the world affecting India and
Geography of India.
2. Tamil Society, its culture and heritage/ English language skills.
3. Administration of Union and states with special reference to Tamil Nadu.
1. Current events of national and international importance.
2. Current economic trends: Indian economy and impact of global economy on India.
3. Socio economic problems of India/ Tamil Nadu.
TNPSC Group 1 Mains 2014-15 Book List 

TNPSC Group 1 Mains Book List


Paper 1
1.Modern History & Culture
1.       TN 12th History Book
2.       TN 12th Indian Culture Book (Link not available for English version Online)
3.       History of Modern India by Bipin Chandra
4.       India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra Or Indian Freedom Struggle by K Venkadesan
2. Aptitude
3. Science and Tech
1.       6th to 12th Science Books
2.       The Hindu - Science and Tech Section on Every Thursday.

Paper 2
1.Indian Polity
a. Political Trend
b. Geography(India)
1.       Indian Polity by Laxmikanth
2.       6th to 12th Geography + Current affairs
3.       Buy either Orient blackswan or Oxford Atlas
2. Tamil Society
  English Language

3. Administration of Union and States

Paper 3
1. Current Events
The Hindu – National and World News
2. Economic Trends
The Hindu – Business Section
3. Socio Economic Problems
Social Problems in India by Ram Ahuja
1.       The Hindu – Editorial / Dinamani editorial

TNPSC Group 1 Mains Previous Year Question paper
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