TNPSC Group 1 2020 Syllabus Changed – Download New Syllabus PDF

Dear TNPSC Aspirants,

TNPSC (Tamil Nadu Public service commission) has released the new syllabus for the TNPSC Group 1 2020 on the official website of TNPSC.

TNPSC has released the short notification for the TNPSC Group 1 2020 in the first week of January 2020 and is expected to release the full notification and to start the online registration for the TNPSC Group 1 2020 from 20th January 2020.

Already TNPSC has released the TNPSC Annual Planner 2020 in the last week of December, 2019 and as said they have released the notification of TNPSC Group 1 2002 in the first week of December.

The New Syllabus of TNPSC Group 1 2020 is very similar to that of the TNPSC Group 2 & 2 A Syllabus.

The Unit 8 (History, Culture, Heritage and Socio-Political Movements in Tamil Nadu) & Unit 9 (Development Administration in Tamil Nadu) were included in the TNPSC Group 1 2020 Syllabus and previously TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus had only 8 units and the present TNPSC Group 1 2020 Syllabus have 10 UNITS along with the above-said topics.

TNPSC Aspirants are hereby advised to download the new notification and to prepare for the upcoming TNPSC Group 1 2020 Exam with the new syllabus.

TNPSC Aspirants can download the Changed New TNPSC Group 1 2020 Syllabus from the official website of TNPSC Or from the link that is provided below.

TNPSC Group 1 2020 – New Syllabus – Download PDF

TNPSC Group 1 2020 Syllabus Changed – New Syllabus

Combined Civil Services Examination –I – Group – I Services (Preliminary Examination)

General Studies (Degree Standard)

Topics for Objective Type



(i) Scientific Knowledge and Scientific temper – Power of Reasoning – Rote Learning Vs Conceptual Learning – Science as a tool to understand the past, present and future.

(ii) Nature of Universe – General Scientific Laws – Mechanics – Properties of Matter, Force, Motion and Energy – Everyday application of the basic principles of Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Light, Sound, Heat, Nuclear Physics, Laser, Electronics and Communications.

(iii) Elements and Compounds, Acids, Bases, Salts, Petroleum Products, Fertilizers, Pesticides.

(iv)  Main concepts of Life Science, Classification of Living Organisms, Evolution, Genetics, Physiology, Nutrition, Health and Hygiene, Human diseases.

(v)  Environment and Ecology.


(i) History – Latest diary of events – National symbols – Profile of States – Eminent personalities and places in news – Sports – Books and authors.

(ii) Polity – Political parties and political system in India – Public awareness and General administration – Welfare oriented Government schemes and their utility, Problems in Public Delivery Systems.

(iii) Geography – Geographical landmarks.

(iv)  Economics – Current socio – economic issues.

(v) Science – Latest inventions in Science and Technology.


(i) Location – Physical features – Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate – Water resources – Rivers in India – Soil, minerals and natural resources – Forest and wildlife – Agricultural pattern.

(ii) Transport – Communication.

(iii) Social geography – Population density and distribution – Racial, linguistic groups and major tribes.

(iv) Natural calamity – Disaster Management – Environmental pollution: Reasons and preventive measures – Climate change – Green energy.


(i) Indus valley civilization – Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas – Age of Vijayanagaram and Bahmani Kingdoms – South Indian history.

(ii) Change and Continuity in the Socio – Cultural History of India.

(iii) Characteristics of Indian culture, Unity in diversity – Race, language, custom.

(iv)  India as a Secular State, Social Harmony.


(i) Constitution of India – Preamble to the Constitution – Salient features of the Constitution – Union, State and Union Territory.

(ii) Citizenship, Fundamental rights, Fundamental duties, Directive Principles of State Policy.

(iii) Union Executive, Union legislature – State Executive, State Legislature – Local governments, Panchayat Raj.

(iv) Spirit of Federalism: Centre – State Relationships.

(v) Election – Judiciary in India – Rule of law.

(vi) Corruption in public life – Anti-corruption measures – Lokpal and LokAyukta – Right to Information – Empowerment of women – Consumer protection forums, Human rights charter.


(i) Nature of Indian economy – Five year plan models – an assessment – Planning Commission and Niti Ayog.

(ii) Sources of revenue – Reserve Bank of India – Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy – Finance Commission – Resource sharing between Union and State Governments – Goods and Services Tax.

(iii)          Structure of Indian Economy and Employment Generation, Land reforms and Agriculture – Application of Science and Technology in agriculture – Industrial growth – Rural welfare oriented programmes – Social problems – Population, education, health, employment, poverty.


(i)            National renaissance – Early uprising against British rule – Indian National Congress – Emergence of leaders – B.R.Ambedkar, Bhagat Singh, Bharathiar, V.O.Chidambaranar, Jawaharlal Nehru, Kamarajar, Mahatma Gandhi, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Thanthai Periyar, Rajaji, Subash Chandra Bose and others.

(ii)           Different modes of Agitation: Growth of Satyagraha and Militant movements.

(iii)          Communalism and partition.

UNIT- VIII : History, Culture, Heritage and Socio – Political Movements in Tamil Nadu

(i)            History of Tamil Society, related Archaeological discoveries, Tamil Literature from Sangam age till contemporary times.

(ii)           Thirukkural :  (a) Significance as a Secular literature

(b)          Relevance to Everyday Life

(c)           Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity

(d)          Thirukkural and Universal Values – Equality, Humanism, etc

(e)          Relevance to Socio – Politico – Economic affairs (f ) Philosophical content in Thirukkural

(iii)          Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle – Early agitations against British Rule – Role of women in freedom struggle.

(iv)          Evolution of 19th and 20th Century Socio-Political movements in Tamil Nadu – Justice Party, Growth of Rationalism – Self Respect Movement, Dravidian movement and Principles underlying both these movements, Contributions of Thanthai Periyar and Perarignar Anna.

UNIT – IX : Development Administration in Tamil Nadu

(i)            Human Development Indicators in Tamil Nadu and a comparative assessment across the Country – Impact of Social Reform movements in the Socio – Economic Development of Tamil Nadu.

(ii)           Political parties and Welfare schemes for various sections of people – Rationale behind Reservation Policy and access to Social Resources – Economic trends in Tamil Nadu – Role and impact of social welfare schemes in the Socio – economic development of Tamil Nadu.

(iii)          Social Justice and Social Harmony as the Cornerstones of Socio – Economic development.

(iv)          Education and Health systems in Tamil Nadu.

(v)           Geography of Tamil Nadu and its impact on Economic growth.

(vi)          Achievements of Tamil Nadu in various fields.

(vii)         e-governance in Tamil Nadu.


(i)            Simplification – Percentage – Highest Common Factor (HCF) – Lowest Common Multiple (LCM).

(ii)           Ratio and Proportion.

(iii)          Simple interest – Compound interest – Area – Volume – Time and Work.

(iv)          Logical Reasoning – Puzzles-Dice – Visual Reasoning – Alphanumeric Reasoning – Number Series.

TNPSC Aspirants can download the Changed New TNPSC Group 1 2020 Syllabus from the official website of TNPSC Or from the link that is provided below.

TNPSC Group 1 2020 – New Syllabus – Download PDF

Frequently Asked Questions of TNPSC Group 1 2020

1. What are the Total Vacancies available in the TNPSC Group 1 2020? 

The Total Number of Vacancies for the TNPSC Group 1 2020 has not been announced and it will be announced only on January 20, 2020.

2. What is the Last Date to Apply for TNPSC Group 1 2020? 

The Last Date to Apply for TNPSC Group 1 2020 is 19th February 2020.

3. Will there be any change in TNPSC Group 1 Recruitment 2020?

As Said and expected the TNPSC Group 1 Recruitment 2020 Syllabus is changed which is provided above and we hope there will not be many changes in the TNPSC Group 1 Recruitment 2020.

4. What is the Exam pattern of the TNPSC Group 1 2020 Exam? 

The Exam Pattern of the TNPSC Group 1 2020 Exam will be announced in the official notification of the TNPSC Group 1 2020 which is expected to be released on 20th January 2020.

5. What is the minimum Cutoff marks of the TNPSC Group 1 2020 Exam? 

The minimum Cutoff marks for the TNPSC Group 1 2020 Exam will not be available and it will be based on the prelims exam of the NPSC Group 1 Exam 2019.

TNPSC Group 1 2020 – A to Z

The general details about the TNPSC Group 1 2020Educational Qualification , Age Limit , Selection Procedure, Exam Pattern, Grade Pay, Age Limit relaxation, Certificates needed to apply for the TNPSC Group 1 2020 and One Time Application (If the candidate is applying for the first time) are indeed and will be the same as like that of 2019 and previous years.

So kindly refer the previous year notifications to know more about it, the present notification of TNPSC Group 1 2020 will be released on 20th January, 2020.