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TNPSC Syllabus Assistant Surgeon – Allopathy – Subject Code 78

TNPSC Syllabus Assistant Surgeon – Allopathy – Subject Code 78
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1. The Syllabus for the subject viz., Medical Science has been published in the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Bulletin No. 11, dated 16.05.2001 at pages 893-896 and the Syllabi are available in the Commission’s Website at www.tnpsc.gov.in
2. The existing syllabi for Medical Science – Paper I and Medical Science – Paper II have been clubbed together and will constitute a single syllabus. A single Question paper in the said syllabus will be set in English only

Special TNPSC 2013 : Notification, Dates, Vacancies, Procedure

DEGREE STANDARD
PAPER – I CODE:078

BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES ANATOMY
1. GENETICS:- Structure and function of gene and anatomy of geneme, Classification of genetic disorders, Chromosomal disorders/Cancer genetics, Genetic counselling, Prenatal diagnosis, Cone theraphy.

2. GENERAL ANATOMY:- General Embryology, Embryology relating to Cardiovascular, respiratory, Urogenital, alimentary and Nervous system, Osteology.

3. APPLIED ANATOMY:- Cardiovascular System:- Orientation of the heart, Coronary circulation, Nerve supply of the heart, Electrical conduction system.

4. RESPIRATORY SYSTEM:- Surface anatomy, Gross anatomy, Lobes, Segments, C Pleura Mediastinum & Thoracic Cage-Histology. Lung Defences.

5. ALIMENTARY TRACT AND PANCREAS:- Teeth/Oral cavity, Oro-Pharynx – Oesophagus – Alimentary Tract & Pancreas – blood supply, nervous supply, Lymphatic draniage, Congenital and genitic abnormalities of Alimentary tract and Pancreas.

6. LIVER AND BILIARY SYSTEM

7. CONNECTIVE TISSUES, JOINTS & BONES.

8. ERVOUS SYSTEM:- 1. Motor System:- Pyramidal/Extra pyramidal system/Cerebellum, 2. Sensory system 3.Reflex activity, 4. Control of bladder & Sphincters 5. Cranial Nerves.

9. LYMPHOID ORGANS:- Applied Microbiology, Sterilisation, disinfection, Bacterias, Mycobacterum, Fungus, Viral Chlamydial, rickettsial. Streptococcus, Staphyloccus, Cornybacteria, bacillus, Bordetella, Salmonella, Mycobacteria – TB, Leprae, atynical Mycobacteria, Viruses – RNA – Arena viruses, Bunya viruses. Filoviruses, Paramy-Xoviruses, Picorna viruses. (HIV) – Retroviruses, Rhabdoviruses, arboviruses, Tegaviruses, DNA – Herpesviruses, Rapoviruses, Pexviruses. Mycoses – Cutaneous – Subcutaneous fungal infection systemic fungal infection.

SPIROCHECOTES:- Leptospira, Borrelia, Treponema, Immune responses & inflammation, Allergy,Hyper sensitity, Transplantation & graft rejection automminuty and protozoa, Helminthes, Arthropods.

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APPLIED PATHOLOGY:- Injuries

GENERAL PATHOLOGY:- Inflammation, Wound healing, Infections, neoplasia, Immuno responses & inflammation.

I. CARDIO VASCULAR SYSTEM:- Cardiomyopathy, Pericardial diseases, Valvular diseases, Endocarditis, Aneurysms.

II. RESPIRATORY SYSTEM:- Tuberculosis, Chronic Bronchitis & Emphysama, Asthma, Pnumonia, Branchogenic Carrinomia, Suppurative diseases of the lung, adult respiratory Distress Syndrome; Respiratory involvement in connective tissue disorder, Trachietis, Laryngitis, Pleural diseases.

III. ALIMENTARY TRACT & PANCREAS

IV. R.LIVER AND BILIARY SYSTEM

V. MUSCULASKELETAL SYSTEM

VI. SKIN

VII. RENAL SYSTEM:- Glomerular Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal failure, Congenital Abnormalities of the kidneys, Tumours of the kidney & Genito urinary tract, Calculi in Renal system.

VIII. BLOOD:- Disorders of erythrocytes, Disorders of white cells, Blood transfusion, Haemostasis, Thrombosis, Urogenital system.

IX. ONCOLOGY

X. PATHOTOGY

XI. NERVOUS SYSTEM:- Coma, brain death, cerebral tumours, cerebro vascular, disorders, Parkinsonium, diseases of muscles, Peripheral nerves, spinal cord.

APPLIED BIO-CHEMISTRY
Liver Function Tests, Renal Function Tests, Major Electrolyte disorders – Calcium, Phosphate, Magnesium, disorders (Same as in Bio-chemistry), Acid Base disorders, Calcium metabolism, Lipid metabolism, Porphyra.

ENDOCRINE SYSTEM:- Hormones Estimation, (Hypothalamus/Pituitary gland), Thyroid Hormones, Parathormone, Corticosteroids, Catecholamines, Hyperglycaemia/Hypoglycania.

APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY
CARDIO VASCULAR SYSTEM:-
Myocardial contraction, factors influencing cardiac output, factors influencing resistance to coronary blood flow/systemic blood flow, physiological basis of physical signs.

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM:- Ventilation, blood flow and diffusion, lung function tests as applied to obstructive airways/restrictive airways disease.

ALIMENTARY TRACT AND PANCREAS:- Controlling/Co-ordinating mechanism/Secretions, absorption, Defence mechanism.

PHYSIOLOGY OF WATER AND ELECTROLYTES:- Major electrolyte disorders, Hypernatraemia, Hyponatraemia, Hypo and Hyperkalaemia, Sodium and water excess.

LIVER AND BILIARY SYSTEM:- Temperature Regulation, renal function tests, Physiology of skeletal muscle.

ENDOCRINOLOGY:- Adrenal Corticosteroids, Antagonist, Corticotrophin, Thyroid hormones, Hypothalami, Pituitary hormones, sex hormones, contraception.

BLOOD:- Blood cell formation, stem and progenitel cells, Assessment of haematological parameters.

NERVOUS SYSTEM:- Sensory and Motor – Functions, Speech, vision, control of bladder and sphineters, sleep, pain.

APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY
CARDIO VASCULAR SYSTEM:- Anti ischaemic drugs (Anti anginal drugs), anti hypertensives, antifailure drugs, drugs used in cardiac dysrhythmia, drugs used in shock, hypotension, sympathomimetics, hyperlipidaemis, antiarrythesic drugs.

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM:- Antituberculous drugs, antiasthmatic drugs, antibiotics, antifungal, anticancer drugs, cough suppressants, mycolytics, expectorants, antihistamics. Alimentary tract – pancreas, liver biliary tract, drugs for peptic ulcer, drugs for vomiting, antiemetics and prokinetic drugs, drugs for constipation, misuse of laxatives, drugs for diarrhoea, drugs for abnormal gut motility, drugs for inflammatory bowel disease, drug induced liver injury, drugs used to dissolve gall stones, digestive enzymes.

KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT:- Diuretic drugs, carbonic anhydrase, inhibitors.

ONCOLOGY:- Principles of Management, Principles of Chemotherapy, Principles of Endocrine therapy.

NERVOUS SYSTEM:- Analegesics – Narcotics/OPO’,D, Hypnotics/Anxiolytic agents, Classification and dosage of psychotropic drugs, Neuroleptics, Antidepressants, MAOls, Lithium, Psychostimulants, Appetite Control, Amphetamines, Xanthines, Antiepileptics, Antiparkinsonian Drugs, Psychodysleptics (or) hallucinogens, Drug dependance.

ENDOCRINOLOGY:- Adrenal Steroids & their synthetic analogues, Antidiabetic agents – insulin, Oral Hypoglycaemic agents, Thyroid Hormones, Antithyroid drugs.

BLOOD:- DRUGS ACTING;- Coagulation System, Fibronolytic System, Plaletes, Iron Therapy, Vitamins – B12 /Folic Acid, Haemopoictic growth factor.

ANAESTHESIA AND NEUROMUSCULAR BLOCK:- General Anaesthesia, Pharmacology of Anaesthetic, Inhalation agents, Intravenous anaesthetics, Muscle relaxants, Neuro Muscular Blocking Drug Local anaesthetics, Obstetric analgesia/anaesthesia, anaesthesia in diseased, old age, Childhood, Sedation in intensive therapy units.

ARTHRITIS & ANTIINFLOAMMATORY DRUGS.
INFECTION:- Chemotherapy, anti-bacterial drugs, chemrotherapy of bacterial infections, Chemotherapy of viral, fungal, protozoal and helinthic infection.

DRUGS & SKIN:- Vehicles for delivering drugs to skin, topical analgesia, antipruritis, adrenocortical steroids, Sun screens, Sun burn and Photosensktris.

POISONING/DRUG OVERDOSE/ANTIDOTES Indiscriminate use of drugs/Antimicrobials in Foetus, Newborn, Infants, adults and in special situations like Hepatitis, Renal problems, Diabetes, etc.

PAPER -II

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(INCLUDES General Medicine, Psychiatry, Geriatrics,Paediatrics, Surgery, Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Community Medicine)
1. GENETICS:
1. Single Gene disorders
2. Chromosomal disorders
3. Multifactorial disorders
4. Management, treatment and prevention of genetic disease.

2. IMMUNOLOGICAL DISEASES.

3. Climatic and environmental factors producing diseases. a) disorders of heat/cold/altitude/barametric pressure/pollution both indoor and outdoor. b) Diseases due to infections (Bacterial, Viruses, Spinochaetes, fungi, protozoa, helminths, arthropods)

4. DISEASES OF THE CARDIO VASCULAR SYSTEM:-
Symptoms and signs in a CVS, ECG, exercise-stress, ECG Holter, monitory, radiology, ECHO, cardiac catheterisation and angiography, radio nucleotide scanning (PET) disorders of heart rate, rhythm and conduction, ischaenie, heart disease, vascular disease, diseases of the heart valves, congenital heart, diseases, diseases of the mynocardium endocardium, and pericardium.

5. DISEASES OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM:-
Symptoms and signs in respiratory system. Lung function test, spirometry, body box, diffusion studies imaging sciences chest, x-ray, computed tomography, MRI, Ventilation perfusion imaging, pulmonary angiography, endoscopy-laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy both rigid and flexible, mediastroscopy, Pleural aspiration & thoracoscopy skin tests. Immunological & Serological, tests, Microbiological, Histopathological and Cytological examinations. Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases Bronchail Asthma, upper respiratory tract infections, pneumonia tuberculosis. respiratory diseases caused by fungi, tumours of the bronchus and lung, interstitial and infiltrative pulmonary diseases. Diseases of nasopharynx, larynx, trachea, dieseases of pleura, diaphragm and cheat wall.

6. Alimentrary tract and pancreas, Hepato biliary system, symptoms and signs of the alimentray tract, pancreas, hepato biliary system. Investigations:- Plain radiographs, barium studies, CT, MRI, Artenography, Interventional radiology, ultrasonography, radionucleitide imaging, endoscopy – (rigid and flexible), sigmoidoscopy, oesophagoscope ERCP, Proctoscopy, Biopsies, secretary studies, motility studies, stool examination, liver function tests, diseases of the mouth, oesophagus. stomach and duodenum, gastro intestinal haemoorhage, acute abdomen, disease of small intestine, irritable bowel disease, diseases of the large intestine, diseases of the pancreas, acute and chronic parenchymal liver disease, tumours of the liver, liver transplantation, liver abscess gall bladder and other biliary diseases.

7. WATER – ELECTROLYTE – ACID BASE BALANCE DISTURBANCES:-
Serum electrolyte estimation.ABG, Major electrolyte disorders, acid base disorders, calcium, phosphate and Magnesium disorders.

8. NUTRITIONAL FACTORS IN DISEASE Classification of Nutritional disorders. Energy yielding Nutrients, Protein Energy Mal-nutrition in -adults -children vitamins, Minerals, Nutrition support in hospital.

9. RENAL AND GENITOURINARY SYSTEM Symptoms and signs of renal involvement, Renal function tests. Glomerular diseases, infections of the kidney of urinary tract, obstruction of the urinary tract, urinary tract calculi and nephrocalcimosis, congenital abnormalities of the kidneys, Drugs and kidney, tumours of the kidney and genitouinary tract.

10. ENDOCRINE AND METABOLIC DISEASES INCLUDING DIABETES MELLITIES Symptoms and signs pertaining to various endocrine organs, disorders of Hyopothalamus, pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, adrenal gland, Reproductive organs. Diabetis Mellities and other metabolic disorders – like lipid, porphynia, etc.

11. DISEASES OF THE BLOOD:
Disorders of the erythrocytes, white cells, blood transfusion, haemostasis, venous thrombosis.

12. DISEASES OF THE CONNECTIVE TISSUES JOINTS AND BONES Back disorders, Regional periarticular or “soft tissue ” disorders, crystal deposition diseases, Inflammatory Joint disease, connective tissue disease, diseases of bone disorders of collagen and proteoglycan and neoplastic disease of bone, Osteoarthritis and related disorders.

13. DISEASES OF THE SKIN:
Eczemas, Erythematous scaly eruptions, disorders of the pilosebaceous unit, skin ulceration due to vascular disease, Dullous diseases, skin reactions to light, disorders of pigmentation, hair and nails and skin tumours.

14. PSYCHIATRY:-
Clalssification of Psychiatric disorders, altiological factors. Causes of acute confusional state, features of alcohol abuse and dependence, Physical sequele of alchohol abuse, factors associated with increased suicidal risk after deliberate self harm.

TREATMENTS USED IN PSYCHIATRY:-
Clinical Syndromes – Organic Psychiatric disorders, substance misuse, Schizophrenia, affective disorders, Neurotic, Stress – related and somatoform disorders, eating disorders, sleep disorders, Sexual dysfunctions, puerperial mental disorders, personality disorders, factitious disorders. Special aspects of psychiatry like, Psychiatric problems in Hospital and community. Legal aspects of psychiatry.

15. DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM:-
Disorders affecting cranial Nerves.(I to XII) cerebral tumours, headache, facial pain, epilepsy, cerebrovascular disorders, movement disorders, demyelinating diseases, Infections of the nervous system. Diseases of the spinal cord, peripheral nerves, muscles, disorders of sleep, degenerative disorders. Nutritional neurological diseases, paraneoplastic neurological syndromes. Investigations of the Nervous system.

CLINICAL EXAMINATION:-
Imaging – Planning radiology, contrast radiology(angiography – DSA-Digital sub-traction angiography) Myelography & radiculography pneumoencephalography, computed tomography, Magnetie Resonance Imaging – MRI – Radionucleotide cerebral scanning, Emission computed tomography.

CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY:-
Electroencephalography(EEG) Evoked Poteritial Recording Biochemical Tests:- Tests of Muscle breakdown and tests for specific disorders, Tests of autonomie, Nemous systems. CSF Examination.

16. GERIATRIC MEDICINE:-
Normal old age, Effects of ageing on the pharmocokinectis and pharmacodynamics of drugs. Stroke Rehabilitation, Nonspecific presentation of disease in the elderly, common causes of falls, faceal and urinary mcontenence in elderly.

17. ACUTE POISONING:-
Clinical Features and management of Common acute poisonings. Prevention of acute poisoning.

18. EMERGENCY MEDICINE:-
Cardiopulmonary Resuscatation (CPR), Advanced Cardiac life support(ALLS)

19. HIV infection and AIDS.

20. The eye as a diagnostic indicator of systemic disease.

21. Otorhino laryngology for non-specialist Ear/Pharyngeal & laryngeal diseases.

22. Labyrinth/Nasal Obstructum. Neck Swellings, Cysts – Salivary

23. Paediatrics:
Growth & development, Nutritional Status, antenatal paediatrics, care of New born & premature babies. Immunisation programme – WHO – National, Infant feeding, common birth injuries, diarhoerial disorders, Acute respiratory infections, Phoumenias – parasitic infections, Neurological disorders, Congenital & acquired cardiovascualr, renal & Metabolic disorders, Hepatie & blood disorders, Childhood Malignaucies, chromosomal & genetic disorders, Child survival & Development, Revolution – antenatal care, growth monitoring, oral Rehydration, breast feedings, immunisation etc. Child abuse.

24. SURGERY:-
Infection, wound healing, water/electrolytes/,. Nutrition in surgical patients, shock, Hypothermia, Preoperative and post operative care, Oxygen theraphy, Management of emergencies, Surgical/Orthopaedics, Multiple system injuries, Fractures & dislocation, What first and measures to be adopted? Burns/Organ transplantation, Varicose veins, vonous thrombosis, peripheral arterial disease, paranychia, Tenosynovilies, Infection of palmar spaces. Bursitis, amputation, artificial limbs, Breast examination, oral cavity – carcinoma, Head injuries & management at the PHC/district hospital level. Actue abdomen, Pneumothora, Haemothro, Radio diagnosis of the emergency conditions – like Du Perforations, fractures etc. Thorasic, abdominal & Pelvic injuries to be recognised, Hernias and Hydrocele. Examination of the patient. Anaesthesa in surgery.

25. GYNAECOLOGY/OBSTETRICS:-
Infection of the genital tract, Tumours of the genital tract, investigations – Pap smear, colposcopy, Colpomicrosopy, fractunal curettage, ultrasono graphs, Laparoscopy, Hysteroscophy, family welfare programme, Breast examination:- Antenatal check up, high Risk Pregnancy, Prevention of low birth weight, babies, Maternal changes during pregnancy in CVS, respiratory system and renal fucntion. PREGNANCY:- Special circumstances – protein Energy Malnutrition, Diabetes, Anaemia, Heart diseases, Malaria, TB, HIV, STD, Infective Hepatitis, Pregnancy and Blood loss, Pregnancy and infection, Pregnancy and Blood transfusion, Anaesthesia.

26. COMMUNITY MEDICINE:-
1. Health statistics

2. Epidemiology

3. Communicable Diseases – Small pox – influenza – Measles – Typhoid fever – Cholera – Malaria – Rabies anthrax-Nosocomial infections – Food poisioning – Sexually Transmitted Diseases

4. Environmental Health and Exposure to chemical

5. Hygiene and Sanitation (including rural sanitation)

6. Public Health Services.

7. Preventive priorities: Hypertension – Family planning – maternal and Child health – Genetic Screening – Surveillance and control of infections diseases – immunization – sexually transmitted diseases – Occupational safety and health Surveillance and control of toxic agents in the Environment – Accident prevention and injury control – Smoking – Alcohol and Drug Abuse – Nutrition.

8. Principles of health Education.

9. Regional and National health Programmes including social, maternity and Child Health, more emphasis on population/HIV/Leptospiorios, trophical diseases, mother and child health care programme WHO PROGRAMME.

MANAGEMENT OF EMERGENCIES:-
a) To manage acute anaphylactic shock

b) To manage perivascular failure and shock

c) to manage Acute Pulmonary Oedema and LVF.

d) Emergency management of Drowning, Poisoning and Seizures

e) emergency Management of Bronchial Asthma & status Asthmaticus .

f) Emergency Management of Hyperpyrexia

g) Emergency management of Comatose Patients Regarding Airways, Positioning, Prevention of Aspiration and injuries

h) Management of Burns

i) Management of various trauma, Victims

j) Medico legal cases:- Formalities in cases of Injury poisoning, Sexual offenses, Intoxication and other unnatural conditions.

General Knowledge Syllabus

Syllabus for Preliminary Examination (Objective type)
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
The paper on general knowledge will include questions covering the following fields of
knowledge. General Science, current events of national and international importance, history
and culture of India, geography, Indian Polity, Indian economy, Indian National Movement and
Freedom struggle, Mental ability tests and other related fields.
Questions on general science will cover general appreciation and understanding of
science, including matters of every day observation and experience as may be expected of a
well educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific discipline. In history
emphasis will be on broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic,
political aspects; social and cultural heritage of India emphasizing unity in diversity.
Questions on Tamil, Tamil Nadu, Language and Literature, Culture and heritage of its people.
In geography emphasis will be on geography of India including the physical, social, economic,
geography and on the main features of Indian agriculture and natural resources. Questions
on Indian polity and economy will test knowledge on the country’s political, executive, Judicial
System, Panchayat raj, Rural and Community Development and Economic Planning in India.
Questions on Indian National Movement will relate to the nature and character of the
Nineteenth century resurgence, growth of nationalism and attainment of independence.
General mental ability test will include analysis of classified data, logical and behavioural
reasoning, analogies, school arithmetic, numerical ability and basic concepts of computers.
Current events will include latest developments on all the fields detailed above including
science and technology

(OBJECTIVE TYPE)
(For all examination except for group I services – main Examination)
The paper on general knowledge will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge:
General science, current events of national and international importance , history and culture of India,
geography, Indian polity, Indian economy, Indian national movement and freedom struggle, mental
ability tests and other related fields.
Questions on general science will cover general appreciation and understanding of science, including
matters of every day observation and experience as may be expected of a well educated person who
has not made a special study of any scientific discipline. In history emphasis will be on broad general
understanding of the subject in its social, economic, political aspects; social and cultural heritage of
India emphasizing unity in diversity . In geography emphasis will be on geography of India including
the physical, social, economic geography and on the main features of Indian agriculture and natural
resources. Questions on Indian polity and economy will test knowledge on the country’s political,
executive, judicial system, panchayat raj, rural and community development, and economic planning
in India. Questions on Indian national movement will relate to the nature and character of the
nineteenth century resurgence, growth of nationalism and attainment of independence. General
mental ability test will include analysis of classified data, logical and behavioral reasoning, analogies,
school arithmetic, numerical ability and basic concepts of computers. Current events will include latest
developments on all the fields detailed above including science and technology.
NOTE: About 20 % of the questions in this paper shall be exclusively with reference to Tamil,
Tamilnadu, language and literature, culture and heritage of its people.
——————————————————————–
GENERAL STUDIES
(Descriptive type)
( for group I services main examination-TWO PAPERS)
SYLLABUS.
PAPER-1
1. Modern history of India and Indian culture
2. Current events of national and international importance
3. Statistical analysis , graphs and diagrams
4. Social problems and other current sensitive issues
PAPER-2
1. Indian polity
2. Indian economy and geography of India
3. Role and impact of science and technology in the development of India
4. Tamil language, Tamil society, its culture and heritage
5. 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.

(OBJECTIVE TYPE)
(For all examination except for group I services – main Examination)
The paper on general knowledge will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge:
General science, current events of national and international importance , history and culture of India,
geography, Indian polity, Indian economy, Indian national movement and freedom struggle, mental
ability tests and other related fields.
Questions on general science will cover general appreciation and understanding of science, including
matters of every day observation and experience as may be expected of a well educated person who
has not made a special study of any scientific discipline. In history emphasis will be on broad general
understanding of the subject in its social, economic, political aspects; social and cultural heritage of
India emphasizing unity in diversity . In geography emphasis will be on geography of India including
the physical, social, economic geography and on the main features of Indian agriculture and natural
resources. Questions on Indian polity and economy will test knowledge on the country’s political,
executive, judicial system, panchayat raj, rural and community development, and economic planning
in India. Questions on Indian national movement will relate to the nature and character of the
nineteenth century resurgence, growth of nationalism and attainment of independence. General
mental ability test will include analysis of classified data, logical and behavioral reasoning, analogies,
school arithmetic, numerical ability and basic concepts of computers. Current events will include latest
developments on all the fields detailed above including science and technology.
NOTE: About 20 % of the questions in this paper shall be exclusively with reference to Tamil,
Tamilnadu, language and literature, culture and heritage of its people.
——————————————————————–
GENERAL STUDIES
(Descriptive type)
( for group I services main examination-TWO PAPERS)
SYLLABUS.
PAPER-1
1. Modern history of India and Indian culture
2. Current events of national and international importance
3. Statistical analysis , graphs and diagrams
4. Social problems and other current sensitive issues
PAPER-2
1. Indian polity
2. Indian economy and geography of India
3. Role and impact of science and technology in the development of India
4. Tamil language, Tamil society, its culture and heritage
5. 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.

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
The paper on general knowledge will include questions covering the following
fields of knowledge: General science, current events of national and international
importance , history and culture of India, geography, Indian polity, Indian
economy, Indian national movement and freedom struggle, mental ability tests and
other related fields.
Questions on general science will cover general appreciation and understanding
of science, including matters of every day observation and experience as may be
expected of a well educated person who has not made a special study of any
scientific discipline. In history, emphasis will be on broad general understanding of
the subject in its social, economic, political aspects; social and cultural heritage of
India emphasizing unity in diversity. In geography, emphasis will be on geography
of India including the physical, social, economic geography and on the main
features of Indian agriculture and natural resources. Questions on Indian polity and
economy will test knowledge on the country’s political, executive, judicial system,
panchayat raj, rural and community development and economic planning in India.
Questions on Indian national movement will relate to the nature and character of
the nineteenth century resurgence, growth of nationalism and attainment of
independence. General mental ability test will include analysis of classified data,
logical and behavioral reasoning, analogies, school arithmetic, numerical ability and
basic concepts of computers. Current events will include latest developments on all
the fields detailed above including science and technology, History of Tamil Nadu its
ancient culture and heritage of its people.
FOR GROUP-I SERVICES PRELIMINARY EXAMIANTION (OBJECTIVE TYPE)

FOR GROUP-I SERVICES MAIN EXAMIANTION (DESCRIPTIVE TYPE)
THREE PAPERS
GENERAL STUDIES
PAPER – 1 1. Modern history of India and Indian culture
2. General Mental Ability
3. Role and impact of science and technology in the development of
India and Tamil Nadu
PAPER – 2 1. Indian polity and emerging political trends across the world
affecting India and Geography of India.
2. Tamil Society, its culture and heritage / English language skills
3. Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamil Nadu
PAPER – 3 1. Current events of national and international importance
2. Current Economic Trends: Indian Economy and Impact of Global
Economy on India
3. Socio Economic problems of India and Tamil Nadu.
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 Eruopean Invasion) and would
include questions on Gandhi, Tagore, Nehru and periyar. General mental ability will include
statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams. It covers exercises to test the candidates ability to
draw prudent conclusion from information presented in statistical, graphical and
diagrammatical form pointing out deficiencies, limitation and inconsistencies therein. On role
and impact of science and technology, question will be asked to test the candidates awarness
of the latest developments in science and technology with special emphasis on applied
aspects.
Indian Polity and emerging political trends across the world affecting India will include
questions on Constitution of India and political system in India and the political system of the
countries which affect and have a bearing on our nation. Under Geography of India,
questions will be put on the physical, economic, social geography of India. Under Tamil
society and Culture, questions will be asked to test the candidataes general awarness on
those topics. Under English lanugage, writing and comprehension skills will be tested through
questions on essay writing, comprehension of a given passage and summarizing the
substance of a given passage through precis writing. The candidates have the option to
choose either Tamil Language or English language on this topic. Tamil Nadu administration
will cover topics in general administration like organizational structure, functions, control
social welfare oriented programmes etc., To have an overview of the administrative pattern of
the Union questions will be put to the candidates.
Current events will include and cover general appreciation and understanding of
science, history, politics, economics, agriculture etc., including matters of everyday
observation and experience. Current economic trends will include questions on Indian
Economy and impact of global economy on India. Questions will be put on Planning in India,
industrialization, economic growth, impact of population explosion, financial control measures
to streamline the overall growth, trends in global trade, socio-economic problems will include
questions on literacy rate, unemployment, child labour, gender imbalance, woes of agrarian
sector etc.,

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