TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2019 PDF – Download Tamil Nadu Combined Civil Services – I Syllabus

TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2019: TNPSC has released recruitment Notification 2019 for 139 Group-I Services Vacancies. The Scheme of Examination and Syllabus for TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Examination are available in the Commission’s Website at

TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2019 PDF – Download Tamil Nadu Combined Civil Services – I Syllabus

Tamil nadu public service commission has invited online applications upto 31.01.2019 for direct recruitment to the vacancies in the following posts included in CCS-I Examination (Group-I Services).

TNPSC group 1 syllabus 2019


A Date of Notification 01.01.2019
B Last    date    for    submission     of    online application 31.01.2019
C Last   date   for   payment   of  Preliminary Examination   Fee   through Bank   (State Bank of India / Indian Bank) or Post Office 02.02.2019
D Date of Preliminary Examination 03.03.2019  FN 10.00 A.M to 1.00 P.M
E Date of Main Written Examination Will be announced later at the time of declaring results of Preliminary Examination.






Tamil Nadu Group 1 Syllabus 2019 For Prelims & Main


Group –I Services (Preliminary Examination)

General Studies – Degree Standard


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 ‐ 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.

UNIT ‐ II. 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

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

UNIT – IV 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.

UNIT – V ‐ 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

UNIT – VI ‐ 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

UNIT – VII ‐ 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

UNIT – VIII – APTITUDE & 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‐ Alpha numeric Reasoning‐ Number Series ‐ Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences.

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