TNPSC Group 2 Exam Syllabus

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 non‐communicable 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 andpolitical systemin India‐Publicawareness & General administration ‐ Role of Voluntary organizations & Government Welfareoriented government schemes, their utility. Geography ‐ Geographical landmarks‐Policy on environment and ecology‐ Economics ‐ Current socio‐economic problems New economic policy & government 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 onsocio‐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 rts, 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.

UNIT‐V. 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–TamilNadu‐Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law‐ Indian federalism – center – state relations‐Emergency provisions‐Elections Election Commission Unionand State‐Amendments to constitution‐ Schedules to constitution‐ Administrativereforms & 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. UNIT‐VI.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. UNIT‐VII.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 andProportion‐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.

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