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Syllabus: General Studies:
Nature of Universe-General Scientific laws-Inventions and discoveries-National
scientific laboratories-Mechanics and properties of matter-Physical quantities,
standards and units- Force, motion and energy-Magnetism, electricity and
electronics -Heat, light and sound.
Elements and Compounds-Acids, bases and salts-Fertilizers, pesticides,
Concepts of life science-Classification of living organism-Nutrition and
and blood circulation-Reproductive system-Environment, ecology, health and
hygiene-Human diseases including communicable and non – communicable diseases –
prevention and remedies-Animals, plants and human life.
diary of events-national -National symbols-Profile of States-Eminent persons
& places in news-Sports & games-Books & authors – Awards &
honors’-India and its neighbors
Science-1. Problems in conduct of public elections-2. Political parties and
political system in India-3. Public awareness & General administration-4.
Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility
inventions on science & technology
and Universe-Solar system-Monsoon, rainfall, weather & climate-Water
resources — rivers in India-Soil, minerals & natural resources-Forest &
wildlife-Agricultural pattern-Transport including surface transport &
communication-Social geography – population-density and distribution-Natural
calamities – Disaster Management.
and Culture of India and Tamil Nadu: ndus valley
civilization -Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas-Age of Vijayanagaram
and the bahmanis-South Indian history-Culture and Heritage of Tamil
people-India since independence- Characteristics of Indian culture-Unity in
diversity –race, colour, language, custom-India-as secular state-Growth of
rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN-Political parties and populist schemes.
Polity: 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- Local
government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu- Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due
process of law-Elections- Official language and Schedule-VIII-Corruption in
public life- Anti-corruption measures –CVC, lok-adalats, Ombudsman, CAG – Right
to information- Empowerment of women-Consumer protection forms.
Economy: Nature of Indian economy- Five- year plan models-an
assessment-Land reforms & agriculture-Application of science in
agriculture-Industrial growth-Rural welfare oriented programmers-Social sector
problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty-Economic trends in
National Movement: National renaissance-Emergence of
national leaders-Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore-Different modes of agitations-Role of
Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar &
& Mental Ability Tests: Conversation of information
to data collection, compilation and presentation of data, tables, graphs,
diagrams, Analytical interpretation of data- simplification -percentage-Highest
Commn Factor (HCF)-Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)-Ratio and Proportion -Simple
interest-Compound interest-Area-Volume-Time and work-Logical Reasoning
-Puzzles-Dice -Visual Reasoning-Alpha numeric Reasoning-Number Series.
General English: Grammer
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,
Object….) Blanks with correct ‘Homophones’
12.Find out the Error (Articles, Prepositions, Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb)
14. Select the correct sentence
15. Find out the odd words (Verb, Noun, Adjective, Adverb)
16. Select the correct Plural forms
17. Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentense)
18. Identify the correct Degree.
19.Form a new word by blending the words.
20.Form compound words (Eg: Noun+Verb, Gerund+Noun)
1.Figures of speech observed in the Poems
2.Appreciation Questions from Poetry
3.Important lines from Poems
4..Questions on the Biography
5.Questions on Shakespeare’s
6.Questions from Oscar Wilde’s
7. Dr.Karl Paulnack
8. Comprehension Questions from the Motivational Essays
9. Comprehension Questions from the description of Places
10.British English – American English
Part C: Authors
and their Literary Works