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TNPSC Assistant Statistical Investigator Syllabus, Book Lists, Study Materials

TNPSC Assistant Statistical Investigator Syllabus, Book Lists, Study Materials

TNPSC Assistant Statistical Investigator Exam comprises of 2 papers.

  1. Paper 1 - Statistics (Degree Standard)
  2. Paper 2 - General Studies (Degree Standard)
TNPSC Assistant Statistical Investigator Syllabus

Paper 1 - Statistics


Uses, Scope and lidmitation of Statistics, Collection Classification and tabulation of data,  Diagramatic and Graphical representation, Measures of location, dispersion, Skewness and Kurtosis.

Probability - Addition, multiplication and Bay's Theorems and their application. Tchebychev's
inequality. Random variables - Univariate and Bivariate - probability distributions - Marginal and
conditional distributions - Expectations - Moments and cumulants genevating fucntions Discrete
distributions - Binomial, poisson, Geometric and Hypergeometric. Continuos distributions - Uniform,
exponential and normal.

Curve Fitting - Linear and Quadratic equation by the method of least squares. Correlation and

Population and sample - Parameter and statistic, sampling distributions and standard error, student's
't' Chi-square and F statistic - distributions and their applications.

Estimation - Point estimation - properties of estimates Neyman - Fisher Factorization theorem(without proof) Cramer - Rao inequality, Rao - Blackwell theorem - MLE and method of Moments estimation - Interval estimation - for population mean and variance based on small and large samples.

Tests of Hypothesis - Null and Alternative - Types of errors _ Power of test, Neyman - Pearson lemma, UMP and Likelihood ratio tests, Test procedures for large and small samples - Independence of attributes, Chi-square test - Goodness of fit.

Simple random sample - stratified, systematic, Cluster (Single stage) Estimation of mean and variance in SKS - Sample Survey - Organisation - CSO and NSSO - Sampling and Non-Sampling errors.

Analysis of Variance - Principles of design CRD, Rbd and LSD - Factorial experiments 22, 23 and 32
(Without confounding) Missing plot techniques.

Concept of SQC - Control Charts - X,R, p and C-Charts Acceptance sampling plan - single and double - oc curves Attributes and Variables plan, Reliability.

Time series - Different Components - Trend and Seasonal Variations - Determination and elimination.

Index Numbers - Construction and uses - Different kinds of simple and weighted index numbers -
Reversal tests - construction and use of cost of living index numbers.

OR Models - Linear Programming problems - Simples method Dual - Primal, Assignment problems, Net work - CPM and PERT. Statistics

Basic programming - variables, constants and strings, flow charts - Basic expression and control
statements, standard Library functions, subscripted variables DIM and DATA statements simple
programming problems. Birth and death rates - Crude and standard death rates, Fertility rates - Life
table construction and uses.

Paper 2 - General Studies

Unit I
General science :

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, Electronics and Communication ‐Heat, light and sound‐Atomic and nuclear physics‐Solid State Physics – Spectroscopy‐ Geophysics ‐ Astronomy and space science

Elements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts‐Oxidation and reduction‐ Chemistry of ores and metals‐Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds‐Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides‐Biochemistry and biotechnology‐Electrochemistry‐Polymers and plastics

Main Concepts of life science‐The cell‐basic unit of life‐Classification of living organism‐Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration‐Excretion of metabolic waste‐Biocommunication 

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‐Communicable diseases and non‐ communicable diseases‐ prevention and remedies‐ Alcoholism and drug abuse‐Animals, plants and human life

Current Events
Latest diary of events – National‐‐National symbols‐Profile of States‐Defence, national security and terrorism‐World organizations‐pacts and summits‐Eminent persons & places in news‐Sports & games‐Books & authors ‐Awards & honours‐Cultural panorama‐Latest historical events‐‐ India and its neighbours‐‐ Latest terminology‐ Appointments‐who is who?

Political Science
1.India’s foreign policy‐2. Latest court verdicts – public opinion‐3. Problems in conduct of public elections‐4. Political parties and political system in India‐ 5. Public awareness & General administration‐6. Role of Voluntary organizations & Govt.,‐7. Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility 

Geographical landmarks‐Policy on environment and ecology— 

Current socio‐economic problems‐New economic policy & govt. sector
Latest inventions on science & technology‐Latest discoveries in Health Science‐ Mass media & communication

UnitIII. 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‐Transport including Surface transport & communication‐Social geography – population‐density and distribution‐Natural calamities – disaster management‐Climate change ‐ impact and consequences ‐ mitigation measures‐Pollution Control

UnitIV. History and culture of India
Pre‐historic events‐‐Indus valley civilization‐Vedic, Aryan and Sangam age‐Maurya dynasty‐Buddhism and Jainism‐Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas‐Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis‐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. 

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‐ 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‐ Civil services in India‐ Administrative challenges in a welfare state‐ Complexities of district administration‐ Elections ‐ Election Commission Union and State. Official language and Schedule‐
VIII‐ 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‐ Voluntary organizations and public grievances Redressal‐ Consumer protection forms 

UnitVI. Indian economy
Nature of Indian economy‐Need for economic planning‐Five‐year plan models‐an assessment‐Land reforms & agriculture‐Application of science in agriculture‐Industrial growth‐Capital formation and investment‐Role of public sector & disinvestment‐ Development of infrastructure‐ National income‐ Public finance & fiscal policy‐ Price policy & public distribution‐ Banking, money & monetary policy‐ Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)‐ WTO‐globalization & privatization‐ 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

UnitVI. Indian national movement

National renaissance‐Early uprising against British rule‐1857 Revolt‐ Indian National Congress‐Emergence of national leaders‐Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Nethaji ‐Growth of militant movements ‐Different modes of agitations‐Era of different Acts & Pacts‐World war & final phase struggle‐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

Conversion of information to data‐Collection, compilation and presentation of data ‐ Tables, graphs, diagrams‐Parametric representation of data‐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‐Behavioral ability ‐Basic terms, 

Communications in information technology‐Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)‐ Decision making and problem solving‐Logical Reasoning‐Puzzles‐Dice‐Visual Reasoning‐Alpha numeric Reasoning‐Number Series‐Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic


  1. pls refer the book name sir for Statistics

  2. Sir please please refer book names for Statistics

  3. sir na BE computer science... na intha post ku apply panalama? plz tell me sir....

  4. Please can I get a previous question paper for tnpsc asi exam study material book

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  6. My mark is 250/500 MBC Quota... is there any possible to get job in Assistant Statistical Investigator.


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