TNPSC Group I 2019 Syllabus – Prelims Exam – Download PDF

Dear TNPSC Aspirants,

TNSPC (Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission) has released the notification for the TNPSC Group I 2019 Exam today.

The posts which are available in the TNPSC Group I 2019 are Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Registrar of Co-Operative Societies, District Registrar, Assistant Director of Rural Development, District Development Officer, District Officer  (Fire and Rescue Services).

The total number of vacancies available for the TNPSC Group I Exam 2019 is 139.

We are providing the TNPSC Group I 2019 Syllabus here in the post, so that aspirants can start preparing for the TNPSC Group I 2019 Exams.

The selection will be made in three successive stages, viz

(i) Preliminary Examination for selection of applicants for admission to the Main Written Examination

(ii) Main Written Examination

(iii) an Oral Test in the form of an Interview.

The preliminary Examination of the TNPSC Group I 2019 Exam is an objective type test which consists of single paper in General Studies.

In the TNPSC Group I Prelims Exam 2019, General Studies accounts for 150 Questions and Aptitude and mental ability accounts for 50 Questions. The TNSPC Group I Prelims Exam 2019 will take place on 3rd March, 2019.


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

Economics‐ 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 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.

Aspirants can download the PDF of the TNPSC Group I 2019 – CCSE 2019 – Syllabus – Preliminary Examination from the link that is provided below. 

Download PDF – TNPSC Group I – CCSE I – 2019 – Prelims Exam Syllabus 

Aspirants can check the Detailed notification of the TNPSC Group I 2019 Exam from the official website of TNPSC or from the link that is provided below. 

Check – Official Notification of TNPSC Group I Exam 2019