Exam Syllabus - CCS Group 1 Exam

Group –I Services (Preliminary Examination)

General Studies – Degree Standard












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 ? electronics & communications ? Heat, light and sound?Atomic and nuclear physics?Solid State Physics?Spectroscopy – Geophysics ? Astronomy and space science.

Chemistry ? Elements and Compounds?Acids, bases and salts ? Oxidation and reduction – Chemistry of ores and metals ?Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds?Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides?Biochemistry and biotechnology?Electrochemistry?Polymers and plastics.

Botany ? Main Concepts of life science?The cell?basic unit of life?Classification of living organism?Nutrition and dietetics?Respiration?Excretion of metabolic waste?Bio? communication.

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?Alcoholism and drug abuse?Animals, plants and human life.







Current Events

History ? Latest diary of events – National ? National symbols ?Profile of States?Defence, national security and terrorism?World organizations?pacts and summits?Eminent persons & places in news?Sports & games?Books & authors ?Awards & honours?Cultural panorama?Latest historical events? India and its neighbours? Latest terminology? Appointments?who is who?

Political Science ? India’s foreign policy ? Latest court verdicts – public opinion ? 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.


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?Transport & communication?Social geography – population?density and distribution?Natural calamities – disaster management?Climate change ? impact and consequences ? mitigation measures?Pollution Control.

History and culture of India

Pre?historic events ?Indus valley civilization?Vedic, Aryan and Sangam age?Maurya dynasty?Buddhism and Jainism? Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas?Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis? 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.

Indian 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 ? 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 ? Civil services in India ? Administrative challenges in a welfare state ? Complexities of district administration ? Elections ? Election Commission Union and State ? Official language and Schedule?VIII ? 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? Voluntary organizations and public grievances redressal ? Consumer protection forms.

Indian Economy

Nature of Indian economy ? Five?year plan models? an assessment ? Land reforms & agriculture ? Application of science in agriculture ? Industrial growth ? Capital formation and investment?Role of public sector & disinvestment ? Development of infrastructure? National income ? Public finance & fiscal policy ? Price policy & public distribution? Banking, money & monetary policy ? Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) ? WTO?globalization & privatization ? 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.

Indian National Movement

National renaissance? Early uprising against British rule?1857 Revolt? Indian National Congress ? Emergence of national leaders? Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji ?Growth of militant movements ?Different modes of agitations?Era of different Acts & Pacts?World war & final phase struggle ? 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.

Aptitude and Mental Ability Tests

Conversion of information to data ? Collection, compilation and presentation of data ? Tables, graphs, diagrams? Parametric representation of data?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? Behavioral ability ? Basic terms, Communications in information technology ? Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ? Decision making and problem solving, Logical Reasoning ? Puzzles – Dice ? Visual Reasoning? Alphanumeric Reasoning-Number Series ? Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences.

Other Important Details About CCS Group 1 Exam

Educational Qualification

Applicants should possess a degree of any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or any other Educational Institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a

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Age Limit

For SCs SC A s STs MBCs DCs BCs BCMs and DWs of all categories minimum should have completed Years and should not exceed Years as on nbsp ldquo Others rdquo i e applicants not belonging to SCs SC A

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Vacancy Details

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission allocates overall vacancies for this recruitment Below is the nbsp Post wise vacancy details Name of the post No of vacancy Deputy Collector Deputy Superintendent of Police Assistant Commissioner C T Deputy Registrar of Co-operative

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Exam Pattern

General Studies - Questions - Each Question carry marks Aptitude and Logical Decision Making - Questions - Each Question carry marks

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Selection Procedure

The selection will be made in following three successive stages i Preliminary Examination for selection of applicants for admission to the Main Written Examination ii Main Written Examination and iii An Oral Test in the form of an Interview The

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Application Form

Those who possess the TNPSC Group qualifications nbsp can submit the form in online mode In the TNPSC Group Online Form will open to the candidates who did the TNPSC One Time Registration OTP Without registration the application form is

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Application Fees

Registration Fee It is mandatory for the applicants to register their basic particulars through One - Time online Registration system on payment of Rs - Rupees One Hundred and Fifty only towards registration fee and then should apply online for

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Important Dates

Date of notification Last Date for Submission of online application nbsp Last date for payment through bank Preliminary Exam Date

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Exam Centers

The CCS Group Preliminary Examination will be held at the following Centers S No Name of the Centre S No Name of the Center Ariyalur Tirunelveli Madurai Tiruppur Thiruvallur Erode Chennai Ramanathapuram Nagapattinam Vellore Thiruvannamalai Kancheepuram Chidambaram Salem Nagercoil Villupuram

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Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission TNPSC has announced the Tentative Timeline for the Recruitment Process for CCS Group Result Date Publication of Preliminary Results Mar- Main Examination nbsp Last week of May Publication of Main Examination Results Oct- Oral Test

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