REVISED TNPSC GROUP-2 & 2A SYLLABUS (2022)

REVISED SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

 Combined Civil Services Examination –II

Group-II & IIA

(Interview Posts and Non-Interview Posts)

 

(A) SCHEME OF PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION

(OBJECTIVE TYPE)

 


Subject  

Duration

Maximum Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks for All

Communities

Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)

General Tamil (S.S.L.C. Standard) (100 questions)

+

General Studies (Degree Standard) (75 questions)

Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (S.S.L.C. Standard)

(25 questions)

Total – 200 Questions

 

(or)

 

General English (S.S.L.C. Standard) (100 questions)

+

General Studies (Degree Standard) (75 questions)

Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (S.S.L.C. Standard)

(25 questions)

Total – 200 Questions

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 90

 

 

 

 

 

 



SYLLABUS 

 

GENERAL ENGLISH

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

 

PART A

Grammar

 

  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, )Blanks with correct Homophones
  12. Find out the Error (Articles, Prepositions, Noun, Verb, Adjective and Adverb)
  13. Comprehension
  14. Select the correct sentence
  15. Find out the odd words (Verb, Noun, Adjective and Adverb)
  16. Select the correct Plural forms
  17.  Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentences)
  18. Identify the correct
  19. Form a new word by blending the words.
  20. Form compound words (Eg: Noun, Verb)

Part-B Literature

 

  1. Figures of speech observed in the following Poems:

 Alliteration – Allusion – Simile – Metaphor – Personification – Oxymoron – Onomatopoeia- Anap hora – 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 – 0 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 Solit ary Reaper – Be the Best – 0 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 – Manl i ness – Going for water – The cry of the Children – Migrant Bird – Shilpi.

3.  Important lines from Poems.

Where the mind is wit hout fear – The Sol itary 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 Cbawala – 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 lil Scene 2) – Sonnet 116

6.  Questions from Oscar Wilde’s

The Model Millionaire – The Selfish Giant

7.  Dr.Karl Paulnack

Music-The Hope Raiser

  1. Comprehension Questions from the following Motivational Essays:

 Gopal 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’.

  1. Comprehension Questions from the following description of Places

Ahtushi Deshpande’s ‘To the land of snow’ – Manohar Devadoss – Yaanai Malai – Brihadeesvarar Temple

General Studies (Preliminary Examination)

Topics for Objective Type

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,Magnetism, Light, Sound, Heat, Nuclear Physics, Laser, Electronics and
  • Elements and Compounds, Acids, Bases, Salts, Petroleum Products, Fertilizers,
  • Main concepts of Life Science, Classification of Living Organisms, Evolution, Genetics, Physiology, Nutrition, Health and Hygiene, Human
  • Environment.

UNIT-II: CURRENT EVENTS

  • History – Latest diary of events – National symbols – Profile of States – Eminent personalities and places in news – Sports – Books and
  • Polity – Political parties and political system in India – Public awareness and General administration – Welfare oriented Government schemes and their utility, Problems in Public Delivery
  • Geography – Geographical
  • Economics – Current socio – economic
  • 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
  • Transport
  • Social geography – Population density and distribution – Racial, linguistic groups and major
  • 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
  • Change and Continuity in the Socio – Cultural History of
  • Characteristics of Indian culture, Unity in diversity – Race, language,
  • India as a Secular State, Social economic status.

UNIT-V: INDIAN POLITY

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

UNIT-VI: INDIAN ECONOMY 

  • Nature of Indian economy – Five year plan models – an assessment – Planning Commission and Niti
  • Sources of revenue – Reserve Bank of India – Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy – Finance Commission – Resource sharing between Union and State Governments – Goods and Services
  • 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.

UNIT-VII: INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT 

  • National renaissance – Early uprising against British rule – Indian National Congress – Emergence of leaders – 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
  • Communalism
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
  • Thirukkural :  (a) Significance as a Secular literature
    • Relevance to Everyday Life
    • Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity
    • Thirukkural and Universal Values – Equality,

Humanism, etc

  • 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
  • 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
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
  • 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
  • Geography of Tamil Nadu and its impact on Economic
  • Achievements of Tamil Nadu in various
  • e-governance in Tamil

UNIT-X: APTITUDE AND MENTAL ABILITY

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

 


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