TNPSC Syllabus For Group 2|2A & Group 4 ->STUDY MATERIAL | Preparation
Strategy included

TNPSC Syllabus For Group 2|2A & Group 4 ->STUDY MATERIAL | Preparation Strategy included

                             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

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‐
Geography‐‐Geographical landmarks‐Policy on environment and ecology‐
Economics‐ Current 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 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 ‐ 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.


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


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—


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