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TNPSC Group 1 Exam Syllabus – Download PDF

Dear TNPSC Aspirants,

TNPSC (Tamil Nadu Public service commission) has released the brand-new syllabus for the TNPSC Group 1 Recruitment 2020 on the official website of TNPSC.

TNPSC released the short notification for the TNPSC Group 1 2020 during the first week of January 2020 and is expected to release the detailed notification and to start the online registration from 20th January 2020.

Before releasing the Detailed Notification of the TNPSC Group 1 Recruitment 2020, TNPSC today released the updated syllabus which is very similar to that of the TNPSC Group 2 & 2A.

TNPSC Aspirants are hereby advised to download the new Syllabus PDF and to prepare for the upcoming TNPSC Group 1 2020 Exam with the new syllabus.

The Unit 8 (History, Culture, Heritage and Socio-Political Movements in Tamil Nadu) & Unit 9 (Development Administration in Tamil Nadu) were included in the TNPSC Group 1 2020 Syllabus and previously TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus had only 8 units and the present TNPSC Group 1 2020 Syllabus have 10 UNITS along with the above-said topics.

TNPSC Group 1 2020 Syllabus Changed – New Syllabus

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Topics for Objective Type


UNIT-I: General Science Topics For TNPSC Group 1

(i) Scientific Knowledge and Scientific temper – Power of Reasoning – Rote Learning Vs Conceptual Learning – Science as a tool to understand the past, present and future.

(ii) Nature of Universe – General Scientific Laws – Mechanics – Properties of Matter, Force, Motion and Energy – Everyday application of the basic principles of Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Light, Sound, Heat, Nuclear Physics, Laser, Electronics and Communications.

(iii) Elements and Compounds, Acids, Bases, Salts, Petroleum Products, Fertilizers, Pesticides.

(iv) Main concepts of Life Science, Classification of Living Organisms, Evolution, Genetics, Physiology, Nutrition, Health and Hygiene, Human diseases.

(v) Environment and Ecology.

UNIT-II: Current Event Topics For TNPSC Group 1

(i) History – Latest diary of events – National symbols – Profile of States – Eminent personalities and places in news – Sports – Books and authors.

(ii) Polity – Political parties and political system in India – Public awareness and General administration – Welfare oriented Government schemes and their utility, Problems in Public Delivery Systems.

(iii) Geography – Geographical landmarks.

(iv) Economics – Current socio – economic issues.

(v) Science – Latest inventions in Science and Technology.

UNIT- III: Geography Of India Topics For TNPSC Group 1

(i) Location – Physical features – Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate – Water resources – Rivers in India – Soil, minerals and natural resources – Forest and wildlife – Agricultural pattern.

(ii) Transport – Communication.

(iii) Social geography – Population density and distribution – Racial, linguistic groups and major tribes.

(iv) Natural calamity – Disaster Management – Environmental pollution: Reasons and preventive measures – Climate change – Green energy.

UNIT – IV: History And Culture Of India Topics For TNPSC Group 1

(i) Indus valley civilization – Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas – Age of Vijayanagaram and Bahmani Kingdoms – South Indian history.

(ii) Change and Continuity in the Socio – Cultural History of India.

(iii) Characteristics of Indian culture, Unity in diversity – Race, language, custom.

(iv) India as a Secular State, Social Harmony.

UNIT-V: Indian Polity Topics For TNPSC Group 1

(i) Constitution of India – Preamble to the Constitution – Salient features of the Constitution – Union, State and Union Territory.

(ii) Citizenship, Fundamental rights, Fundamental duties, Directive Principles of State Policy.

(iii) Union Executive, Union legislature – State Executive, State Legislature – Local governments, Panchayat Raj.

(iv) Spirit of Federalism: Centre – State Relationships.

(v) Election – Judiciary in India – Rule of law.

(vi) Corruption in public life – Anti-corruption measures – Lokpal and LokAyukta – Right to Information – Empowerment of women – Consumer protection forums, Human rights charter.

UNIT-VI: Indian Economy Topics For TNPSC Group 1

(i) Nature of Indian economy – Five-year plan models – an assessment – Planning Commission and Niti Ayog.

(ii) Sources of revenue – Reserve Bank of India – Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy – Finance Commission – Resource sharing between Union and State Governments – Goods and Services Tax.

(iii) 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, poverty.

UNIT-VII: Indian National Movement Topics For TNPSC Group 1

(i) National renaissance – Early uprising against British rule – Indian National Congress – Emergence of leaders – B.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.

(ii) Different modes of Agitation: Growth of Satyagraha and Militant movements.

(iii) Communalism and partition.

UNIT- VIII: History, Culture, Heritage and Socio – Political Movements in Tamil Nadu

(i) History of Tamil Society, related Archaeological discoveries, Tamil Literature from Sangam age till contemporary times.

(ii) Thirukkural:

(a) Significance as a Secular literature

(b) Relevance to Everyday Life

(c) Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity

(d) Thirukkural and Universal Values – Equality, Humanism, etc

(e) Relevance to Socio – Politico – Economic affairs

(f) Philosophical content in Thirukkural

(iii) Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle – Early agitations against British Rule – Role of women in freedom struggle.

(iv) 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 Anna.

UNIT – IX: Development Administration in Tamil Nadu

(i) 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 Nadu.

(ii) 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.

(iii) Social Justice and Social Harmony as the Cornerstones of Socio – Economic development.

(iv) Education and Health systems in Tamil Nadu.

(v) Geography of Tamil Nadu and its impact on Economic growth.

(vi) Achievements of Tamil Nadu in various fields.

(vii) e-governance in Tamil Nadu.

UNIT-X: Aptitide And Mental Ability Topics For TNPSC Group 1

(i) Simplification – Percentage – Highest Common Factor (HCF) – Lowest Common Multiple (LCM).

(ii) Ratio and Proportion.

(iii) Simple interest – Compound interest – Area – Volume – Time and Work.

(iv) Logical Reasoning – Puzzles-Dice – Visual Reasoning – Alphanumeric Reasoning – Number Series.

TNPSC Aspirants can download the Changed New TNPSC Group 1 2020 Syllabus from the official website of TNPSC Or from the link that is provided below.

All about TNPSC Group 1 Recruitment Notification

The general details about the TNPSC Group 1 2020 – Educational Qualification, Age Limit, Selection Procedure, Exam Pattern, Grade Pay, Age Limit relaxation, Certificates needed to apply for the TNPSC Group 1 2020 and One Time Application (If the candidate is applying for the first time) are indeed and provided here in this page. 

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