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The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group I exam pattern is here:

Group I prelim exam:
It’s a Objective type of question paper.
Number of questions: 200
Maximum marks: 300
Time Duration: 3 Hours

Group I Mains:
General Studies Its a Descriptive type of question paper.



Modern history of India and Indian culture
Current events of national and international importance
Statistical analysis , graphs and diagrams
Social problems and other current sensitive issues

Indian polity
Indian economy and geography of India
Role and impact of science and technology in the development of India
Tamil language, Tamil society, its culture and heritage
Tamil Nadu administration

Modern history of India and Indian culture will cover the broad history of the country from about the middle of the nineteenth century (advent of European invasion) and would include questions on Gandhi, Tagore, Nehru and Periyar.

Statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams will include exercises to test the candidates ability to draw commonsense conclusions from information presented in statistical, graphical and diagrammatical form and to point out deficiencies, limitations and inconsistencies therein.

Social problems and sensitive issues will include problems like bonded labour, child labour, gender bias, minorities, SC/ST, illiteracy, poverty, employment etc.

Indian polity will include questions on constitution of India, and Political System in India.
On Indian economy and geography, questions will be put on planning in India and the physical, economic, social geography of India.

On role and impact of science and technology, questions will be asked to test the candidate’s awareness of the latest developments in science and technology with special emphasis on applied aspects.

Under Tamil language and culture questions will be put to test the candidate’s general awareness on those topics.

Tamil Nadu administration will cover topics in general administration like organizational structure, functions, control, social welfare oriented programmes etc.
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TNPSC exam is known as Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission exam

As you want the syllabus of TNPSC Group I exam so here I am giving you the same

GENERAL SCIENCE Will Cover General appreciation and understanding of Science including matters of everyday observations and experience as may be expected of a well educated person who has not made any special study of any scientific discipline. The questions shall be from topics- in Physics, Chemistry and Biology viz.,. Scientific Laws, Scientific instruments, Inventions and Discoveries. Scientists and their contributions. Human Physiology, Diseases, their cause, cure and prevention, Diet-Balanced diet, human Genetics, Animals, Mammals and Birds, Environment and Ecology. Elements and Compounds. Acids, Bases and Salts and allied Subjects, Motion, Newtons Laws of Motion - Properties of Matter, Electricity, National Laboratories and other related topics.

Dates and events relating to indus Valley Civilisation, Vedic, Aryan and Sangam Age, Maurya Dynasty, Buddhism and Jainism, Guptas and Vardhanas, Pallavas, Cholas and Pandias, Sultanate and Mughal Period. Advent of European powers specially the British and other related topics.

Earth, Motions of Earth, Rotation and Revolution and their effects, Structure of Earth, Natural regions of India, Weather, Monsoon and Climate. Rainfall, Natural Calamities, Indian Towns and Places, Hill Stations, National parks, Major Ports, Crops and Minerals, Location of Major Industries, Forests and Wildlife, Population distribution in India and other related topics.

Agriculture, Major crops and crop pattern in India, Industrial Development, Major medium, small scale and cottage Industries of Tamil Nadu. Village and Rural Development in India. Housing, Drinking water and other developmental schemes - price policy, Inflation, population and unemployment problems, imports and exports.

Indian Consitution, Salient features, citizenship, elections, Parliament and State Legistature, Executive set up of States, Judiciary system, Local self Governments, Centre - State Relations, Language Policy, Foreign policy.

National freedom movement and attainment of independence - contribution of National Leaders like Bal Ganga Dhar Tilak, Gopalakrishna Gokhale, Dada Bhai Nauvroji Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and others - Role of Tamil Nadu in Freedom Movement, Bharathiyar, V.O.C, Subramaniya Siva, Rajaji and others.

Latest development in Science and technology, political developments in India, New developments in Trade, Transport and communicaton, historical events. Fine arts like dance, drama, films, painting, major literary works Games and Sports, National, International awards, National and International organisations, Abbreviations, who is who, Books and Authors, General Terminology, India and its Neighbours, present day India and other related topics.

These tests are ment to verify the candidate's capability to draw conclusions through, inductive or deductive reasoning from tables and charts. It will include elementary problems from school mathematics.

Books for TNPSC Group 1 Exam
i)Social Science Books - 6th to 10th Std
ii)Science Books - 6th to 10th Std, (Additional 11th,12th Botany and Zoology if you have time)
iii)Polity - 11th,12th Political Science
iv)Economy - 11th,12th Economics Books
v)Geography -11th,12th Geography Books
vi)Indian Culture - 12th Indian Culture Book

i)Prof.J.Dharmarajan's Tamilnadu History
ii)K.Venkadesan. India Freedom Struggle

3.Indian Polity
i)Lakshi Kanth - Indian Polity

4.Indian Economy
i)Pratiyogita Darban's Indian Economy & Ramesh Singh's Indian Economy Book

i)Oxford School Atlas
ii)Spectrum Publication -Indian Geography

7.Current Affairs
i)The Hindu, Dinamani,
ii)Competitive Success Review/Civil Service Chronicle/Competition Wizard/Shankar IAS Acadamy's Civilpedia(any one of these magazine)

8.Science & Technology
i)Science & Tech by Spectrum Publications

9.India Year Book by Government of India

10.Aptitude (50 marks in Group 1 Exam)
i)A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
ii)Quantitative Aptitude by R.S.Agarwal
iii)Objective Arithmetic - R. S. Agarwal

11.Guide Books for General Studies
Tata Mc Graw Hill, Spectrum or Pearson
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