Combined Civil Services Essay

General Studies Preliminary Examination (for Group – II (CSSE -I) Services) 200 ITEMS – 300 MARKS Unit-I General science : Physics-Universe-General Scientific laws-Scientific instruments-Inventions and discoveriesNational 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 noncommunicable 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 and political system in India- Public awareness & General administration – Role of Voluntary organizations & Govt. ,Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utilityGeography–Geographical landmarks-Policy on environment and ecologyEconomics- Current socio-economic problems New economic policy & govt. ector 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 resourcesNatural vegetation-Forest & wildlife-Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries- Social geography – population-density and distribution-Natural calamities – disaster managementUnit 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 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

Page 41 of 72 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 – Tamil Nadu- Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law- Indian federalism – center – state relations- Emergency provisions- Elections Election Commission Union and State- Amendments to constitution- Schedules to constitutionAdministrative 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. UNIT- VI.

INDIAN ECONOMY Nature of Indian economy- Five-year plan models-an assessment-Land reforms & agricultureApplication of science in agriculture-Industrial growth-Role of public sector & disinvestmentDevelopment 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 developmentFinance 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.

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 and Proportion-Simple interest-Compound interest-Area-Volume-Time and Work Decision making and problem solving-Logical ReasoningPuzzles-Dice-Visual Reasoning-Alpha numeric Reasoning-Number SeriesLogical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences ….

Page 42 of 72 COMBINED CIVIL SERVICES – II CSSE-I(GROUP –II) Service Main Examination General Studies (Degree Standard) PAPER –I (Objective type) Unit-I Role and impact of science and Technology in the Development of India and Tamil Nadu.

Nature of universe-General scientific laws-Scientific instruments-Inventions and discoveries Science glossary-Physical quantities, standards and units -Mechanics and properties of matterForce, motion and energy-Heat, light and sound-Magnetism, -electricity and electronics Elements and -compounds -Acids, bases and salts-Oxidation and reduction-Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds-Fertilizers -pesticides, insecticides -Main concepts of life science-The cell basic unit of life-Classification of living organism-Nutrition -and dietetics-Respiration -Blood and blood –circulation-Endocrine system-Reproductive system-Animals, plants and human lifeGovt. policy -organizations on Science and Technology-Role, achievement & impact of Science and -technology-Energy – self sufficiency – oil exploration- Genetics – the science of heredityEnvironment, ecology, health and -hygiene, Bio – diversity and its conservation-Human diseases, prevention and remedies-Communicable diseases and non – communicable diseases-Alcoholism and Drug abuse-

Computer -science and advancement Unit-II Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamil Nadu State government organization – structure, functions ole of state government-Public Services and control mechanism-District administration – role in people’s welfare oriented programmes-Industrial map of Tamil Nadu — role of recruitment agencies-State finance resources, budget and financial administration-Use of IT in administration — e-governance in the State-Natural calamities – Disaster Management Union and State -Social welfare Government sponsored schemes with reference to Tamil Nadu-Relationship between State and Union-Industrial map of India -Public Services – role of recruitment agencies in Union Government- Social welfare – government sponsored schemes by Government of India Page 43 of 72 Unit-III Socio – Economic Issues in India/ Tamil Nadu

Population Explosion- Unemployment issues in India & Tamil Nadu- Child LabourEconomic Issues (a) Poverty (b) Sanitation- Rural and Urban (c) Corruption in public life – Anti -Corruption -measures – CVC, Lok-adalats, Ombudsman, CAG. -IlliteracyWomen Empowerment – Role of the Govt. in Women Empowerment – Social injustice to womenfolk – Domestic violence, dowry menace, sexual assault-Impact of violence on the growth of the nation – Religious violence, –Terrorism and Communal violence. Human Rights issues-Right to information – Central and State Commission. – Education – Linkage between Education and Economic Growth-Community Development Programme-Employment Guarantee Scheme-Self Employment and Entrepreneurship Development-Role of N. G.

O’s in Social Welfare – Govt. Policy on Health. Unit-IV Essay State Level (Descriptive Type) (a). Current issues at National Level (b) Current issues at Page 44 of 72 COMBINED CIVIL SERVICES – II General Studies – Main Examination For Group- II-A Services, (for All Non –Interview Post) 200 ITEMS – 300 MARKS Unit-I General science : Physics-Universe-General Scientific laws-Scientific instruments-Inventions and discoveriesNational 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 noncommunicable 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 and political system in India- Public awareness & General administration – Role of Voluntary organizations & Govt. ,Welfare oriented govt. chemes, their utilityGeography–Geographical landmarks-Policy on environment and ecologyEconomics- Current 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 resourcesNatural vegetation-Forest & wildlife-Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries- Social geography – population-density and distribution-Natural calamities – disaster managementUnit 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 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 Page 45 of 72 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 – Tamil Nadu- Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law- Indian federalism – center – state relations- Emergency provisions- Elections Election Commission Union and State- Amendments to constitution- Schedules to constitutionAdministrative 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. UNIT- VI. INDIAN ECONOMY Nature of Indian economy- Five-year plan models-an assessment-Land reforms & agricultureApplication of science in agriculture-Industrial growth-Role of public sector & disinvestmentDevelopment 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 developmentFinance 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. 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 and Proportion-Simple interest-Compound interest-Area-Volume-Time and Work Decision making and problem solving-Logical ReasoningPuzzles-Dice-Visual Reasoning-Alpha numeric Reasoning-Number SeriesLogical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences ….

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